Derrick the Deathfin
Derrick the Deathfin Swimming to the PSN This Summer
Written Monday, May 14, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Derrick the Deathfin is a world first. It's the first underwater papercraft game, starring the titular paper shark who embarks upon a destructive rampage after his parents are turned into soup. Derrick can also leap through burning tyres suspended in the air and collect diamonds, as well as eat stuff like a real shark.

Described as "the illegitimate lovechild of Ecco the Dolphin and Sonic the Hedgehog. Possibly with Joe Danger filming in the background during conception," Derrick the Deathfin is set in a world comprised entirely of paper, with arcade action and wanton destruction on the cards. Or rather papers, in this case.

Boasting a vibrant art style from street artist Ronzo, each of the characters and environments are fashioned from actual papercraft models, before being photographed and recreated as 3D models for the game. There'll be 32 levels set across 11 environments and 4 continents, tasking Derrick with keeping his metabolism ticking over by eating.

Derrick the Deathfin is coming to the PlayStation Network this summer. Check out the trailer, papercraft models and screenshots below.

[Via PlayStation Blog]


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Comment #1 by January-Embers
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 02:10:12 PM
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Keep me posted on this one! This looks like a great game :D I love the art style as well.

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Comment #2 by Canadian_Wilson
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 02:11:59 PM
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As cheesy as that looks, it actually looks good lol. I might buy it

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Comment #3 by Eudaemonium
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 03:03:12 PM
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This is possibly the best thing I've seen all month.

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Comment #4 by nycking
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 03:18:48 PM
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I like how the name of the Developement Studio is Different Tuna. Looks like an interesting game.

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Comment #5 by UndergroundHipHopHead
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 03:58:37 PM
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Nice, I was waiting for a release date for this.

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Comment #6 by Totavier
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 09:56:06 PM
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Strange idea for a game but i like it, i'll keep my eye on this game

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Comment #7 by AlphaCookie
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 10:31:10 PM
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Yes. This looks awesome. Just yes. Even if it didn't remind me of Miami Shark for some reason (for those familiar with Flash Games)I'd buy this anyway. It looks awesome. So awesome.

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Comment #8 by StAjora
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 11:12:46 PM
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Is it the Origami killer ?

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Comment #9 by SoPoF
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 01:30:57 AM
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Awesome, this is what games are all about. Two thoughts:

1) It's great they made the protagonist a shark. Most would probably have gone for a dolphin which nothing is wrong with, but it'd be a bit too obvious and too much of a cliché, since dolphins are so popular.

2) The underwater areas didn't really look like underwater, sadly, maybe a mild graphics filter or someting could work well there?

Never heard of this before and now I cannot wait.^^

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Comment #10 by DanDx
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 04:23:51 AM
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What is people's fascination with these kind of games?

Everyone always praises them like they're some sort of god-given artistic wonder.

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Comment #11 by SoPoF
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 04:54:19 AM
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@10: They're not better per se. It's just that they're rarer and look more interesting than the average video game. Of course, this one will have to proof itself as a good game just like every other game as well, but even IF the game will turn out to be just meh, it will at least have a unique look. (Unique as in "not seen often".)

I hope it won't be too short, though. Some of these games tend to rely too much on the artstyle and think that's enough. The trailer looked fun.

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Game Info
Different Tuna


US October 09, 2012
Europe October 10, 2012

Players: 1
ESRB: Everyone 10+
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