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Explore Tozai Games’ Spelunker HD On PlayStation Network Today

Notorious, best-selling platformer comes to PS3TM.

Man, what a busy day on the PlayStation Network. It’s a good thing I dropped an extra $50 in my purse because the PSN “Stock Up for Winter Sale” starts today, as well as Tozai Games announcement that Spelunker™ HD will launch today on the PSN in North America.

If you’re up for a challenge, the reimagining of Time Martin’s classic 1983 platformer, contains all the fun and provocation of the original, but all in new 21st century 3D graphics. In addition, the game will also have 100 freshly designed levels, co-op and competitive multiplayer modes for up to six players.

Initially launched in Japan, the game received a “PlayStation Store Top Sales Award”.

“People use words like ‘fiendish’ and ‘brutal’ when they talk about Spelunker, but they’re always smiling when they say it,” says Sheila Boughten, president of Tozai Games. “The character is ridiculously weak and there are a thousand ways to die, but that’s what makes it so fun and so rewarding when you complete a level.”

In Spelunker HD, the player navigates each labyrinthine level to reach an ancient statue that stands at the entrance to yet a deeper, more heinous cave. En route, you will operate archaic mine equipment and ride automated machinery to aid in your quest. You’ll collect a plethora of items and power-ups, encounter a vast array of creatures, detonate bombs and launch flares as you run, jump and climb your way ever deeper. When nostalgia strikes, an option to play in the classic 2D graphic style is also available.

Spelunker HD launches today (November 23) on the PlayStation Network for $9.99. For more information on Spelunker HD, as well as a complete history of the Spelunker game and an interactive look at wacky Spelunker fandom, you can visit

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