Luc Bernard and Bolt Creative have teamed up to bring us an epic cross-over between the Desert Ashes and Pocket God universes.
Remember Desert Ashes; that episodic turn-based strategy title with a F2P first episode? Well it’s back – with a twist! Luc Bernard has taken to the PlayStation Blog today to announce a collaboration between Desert Ashes and Pocket God, which is coming to PlayStation Vita / PlayStation TV and PlayStation 4 very soon.
Said to play a lot like Desert Ashes, it’ll include the usual campaign, skirmish, and multiplayer modes, as well as some exclusive multiplayer maps and other goodies.
Here’s what Luc had to say about the road leading here;
“In a way this title was always meant to happen. A few years ago I was reading a interview with Dave Castelnuovo, and I saw how much he had liked my old title Mecho Wars. Then I mentioned on Twitter that I was playing Pocket God, and Dave saw.
We both loved each others’ work, and I got to work with Bolt Creative at one point with both Dave and Alan and it was a fun experience.
So once I finished Desert Ashes last year, I decided to hit them up to make this happen.”
While Dave Castelnuovo from Bolt Creative added his two cents;
“I’ve known Luc for some time. We were both around in the early days of the mobile gaming revolution, and he was kind enough to create this game/cross over with characters from both our games. Like he said, I really love Mecho Wars and it’s awesome to be a part of its spiritual successor.
I’ve owed my PS Vita since day 1, and before that I remember standing outside the Metreon all night to get my PSP when it launched. PS Vita is such a great gaming platform; it’s the only mobile device that has real console-like controls and marries that with things we play with in the mobile world like touch screens and accelerometers. I hope this is the first of many games we launch on the platform.”
…and Allan Dye from Bolt Creative followed in kind;
“I’m a huge fan of Luc’s work, so I was excited when he came to us with the idea of mashing up Pocket God with Desert Ashes. As the designer of the Pocket God characters, I personally get a kick out of other interpretations and Luc’s are awesome! I love the off-center humor he injects into everything and it meshes great with the PG humor. As a bonus, he added a few new characters, which I think are fantastic!”
Sounds to me like this partnership was a match made in heaven, and any fans of either series will be excited to get their hands on this one for sure. As for a release date… mum’s the word so far.
Screens? You bet.
As for any of you current Desert Ashes players who this post has given the itch to play… there’s a double XP event going on right now – so hop in!
Are you looking forward to Pocket God vs Desert Ashes now that you know about it? Throw us a comment below.