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Murasaki Baby coming to PS Vita in 2014

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Among the many announcements for PlayStation Vita at Sony's Gamescom press conference today was the upcoming adventure game Murasaki Baby, coming in 2014. Developed by Ovosonico, players will guide Baby and her purple ballon through a hand-drawn world in an attempt to reunite her with her mother.

Directing Murasaki Baby is Massimo Guarini, whose credits include Shadows of the Damned, Moon, Way of the Samurai 3 and more. According to the game's official announcement, Murasaki Baby will make use of the PS Vita's touchscreen. Players will be able to take Baby by the hand and guide her through a "dramatic, yet grotesque world made of quirky visions, peculiar characters, and unique environments" and use the Vita's back touch panel to "change the mood of the game" to affect gameplay.

Mood and the emotional growth of Baby are mentioned as key components of Murasaki Baby's gameplay in its announcement. Players apparently solve problems by interacting with her and teaching Baby what's good and what's bad.

Murasaki Baby is slated for a downloadable release on Vita sometime in 2014.

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