Press Release: Dokuro Releases for PS Vita Today

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

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Dokuro, a fresh puzzle-platformer out on the PS Vita is out today on PSN.  The game puts you in the role of the self-titled small-stature protagonist who is on a quest to rescue a princess from his own evil overlord.  Along the way, Dokuro will gain various powers and abilities thanks to his “Hero form,” gained from a mysterious blue potion that was consumed by the hero.  The hero form will help both Dokuro and players alike overcome various and difficult tasks that will hinder both him and the princess.  Players will climb, slash, and move around the shadows in order to help the tiny, cute skeleton known as Dokuro escort the princess back to safety and out of the hands of the overlord.  Below is the press release for the title:


MARINA DEL REY, CALIF. (October 16, 2012) – GungHo Online Entertainment America , a multiplatform publisher for the international gaming community, today confirmed that the company’s first title, Dokuro, for the PlayStation®Vita system, has launched as a digital download on the PlayStation®Network at a price of $19.99. An offbeat mix of puzzle and side scrolling platform gameplay, Dokuro is a one of a kind action puzzle game that uses the PlayStation®Vita system’s Touchscreen and Rear Touch Pad to enable players to metamorphose the game’s protagonist between two different forms – each of which feature unique and advantageous skills – as well as manipulate the game’s environment in order to solve puzzles.

“The release of Dokuro is exciting as it marks the official debut of GungHo Online Entertainment America as a new publisher,” said Jun Iwasaki, President and CEO of GungHo Online Entertainment America. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have this fun game be our first release as it reflects a high quality and entertaining experience for our players.”

In Dokuro, players take control of the game’s namesake protagonist, a minion in the Dark Lord’s army whose small stature betrays his true strengths. After witnessing the kidnapping of a helpless princess at the hands of his master, Dokuro takes it upon himself to rescue her by battling his way out of the dangerous fortress. While Dokuro’s agility allows him to traverse the castle’s many platforms and pitfalls, at times he must utilize a magic blue potion in order to transform into a dashing hero, who can both carry the Princess to safety and slay the Dark Lord’s followers.

The key to Dokuro’s victory lies in his ability to manipulate his surroundings to protect the Princess, since her fear will lead her to continuously move forward in her escape attempt. In order for Dokuro to succeed, players must use both his skeletal and hero forms to approach and tackle the various puzzles. He will have to brave lethal hazards such as spiked pits, doom-bringing saws, scorching flames, and all manner of deadly, demonic beasts. Luckily he has the power of the almighty chalks to help him. By utilizing the front touch screen Dokuro can alter his surroundings by drawing ropes, lighting fires, and filling ponds. He will need to keep his wits about him to escape the Dark Lord’s treacherous pitfalls and defeat deadly boss monsters as he and the Princess make their way through approximately 150 levels of escalating complexity and difficulty.

Dokuro is now available on the PlayStation®Vita system via the PlayStation®Network at a price of $19.99 and carries an ESRB rating of E10+. The game’s simple yet charming tale is told in stylized chalk-art events inspired by classic children’s fairytales. Developed in Japan by GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc, Dokuro is published in North America by GungHo Online Entertainment America. GungHo Online Entertainment America will also be releasing Dokuro in Europe this winter. For more information, visit Fans can also follow on Facebook and Twitter.


Dokuro is released today on PSN for the price of $19.99. Lets us know what you think about the game or the art in the comments section.

Source: GungHo Online