Digital Release:PlayStation 3
September 27, 2011 (AU, EU, US)

Steam
November 15, 2011
Delisting:Between June 2016 and March 2017 - PlayStation 3
Developer:Recoil Games
Publisher:Sony Online Entertainment
Available On:Digital:
Steam
PlayStation 3 (HK)
Links:Rochard homepage [Archive]
PlayStation.com page

Delisting

Rochard was delisted from the PlayStation 3 some time between June of 2016 and March of 2017. We last confirmed that the game was available in June 2016 and found the earliest mention of its disappearance in March of 2017

The game was published on PlayStation 3 by Sony Online Entertainment which separated from Sony in 2015 and reformed under new ownership as Daybreak Game Company. Several SOE titles were delisted around this time but Rochard, along with others, was not among them. As of this writing, Rochard remains available on Steam as published and developed by Recoil Games, despite their online presence and studio leadership going silent as early as 2015.

Despite the apparent insolvency of Recoil Games, the fact that Rochard was only delisted on PlayStation 3 suggests that the cause was the change from Sony Online Entertainment into Daybreak Game Company. It is equally possible that Daybreak sought to keep the game available but removed it without developer support, or that they removed it because it was not profitable enough to justify keeping online.


About the Game

Embark on a gravity-bending journey across the Solar System! Join the amazing exploits of space miner John Rochard as he discovers the first real proof of extra-terrestrial life. Narrated in a humorous cartoony style, Rochard is an epic story of villains, a damsel in distress and an alien civilization that features hours of non-stop action, mind-blowing gravity gameplay, exploration and puzzle-solving in a side-scrolling single player adventure.

Features

  • Play as John Rochard, an ordinary space miner whose bad day has just gone worse.
  • Manipulate gravity at will to leap huge distances and shift the playfield in your favor.
  • Use the G-Lifter to hurl nearby objects at opponents.
  • Solve tricky puzzles that test your coordination and wits.
  • Experience up to 8 hours of gameplay in five chapters of epic space adventure.
  • Discover the story of an alien civilization through Native American legends.

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