Releasing these five screenshots
, Halfbrick Studios
announced that Jetpack Joyride
is available as a free download via Sony Entertainment Network in Europe - the game will launch in North Ameica on Monday, December 31st. This HD release will also include leaderboards and unlockable trophies, allowing players to battle it out with friends and compete for ultimate glory and bragging rights.
Down on his luck as a struggling gramophone salesman, Barry comes across the "secret" laboratory of Legitimate Research, a corporation dedicated to developing crazy new technologies. Seizing the chance to become a hero, Barry begins his ride after commandeering a jetpack and making good his escape, where the player jumps in and guides his adventure with accessible one-button gameplay.
Along the way, players must avoid lasers, missiles and electro zappers, all the while grabbing coins and trying out even more ridiculous vehicles - Lil' Stomper, Profit Bird and the robot dragon himself, Mr. Cuddles. Supporting the action is a robust Stash system, where everyone can track their progress, upgrade their gear and buy new gadgets for Barry.