Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the launch of Sodium One, a new multiplayer online (MMO) game space now available within the 3D gaming community, PlayStation Home.
Starting on December 17, PlayStation Home users can step into the Sodium "Teleporter" located in the PlayStation Home Central Plaza and be transported to a futuristic, action-packed social gaming environment. In Sodium, a new technological era has dawned bringing with it interstellar travel, rapid colonization of the galaxy, inexhaustible energy, advanced Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and the power to travel between quantum realities. This new age has also brought a host of new challenges where players must battle for harmony with their environment -- and sometime survival.
Sodium, developed by Outso and published by Lockwood Publishing, starts players in a social hub located in the Nevada desert. Players must check in with A.I. life-force "VICKIE" to obtain their objectives, then battle through multiple levels for a spot on the leader board -- either in individual combat or as a multi-player experience -- while earning credits and rewards to be redeemed within the game. Sodium features objective-based meta-games, full arcade-style games and community events. During the first section of the game, "Salt Shooter," players must hunt self-replacing robots with tanks in order control their population. Gamers can play through the first five levels of "Salt Shooter" for free, or unlock additional levels and experiences with the purchase the virtual items, ranging from $0.99 (MSRP) to $4.99 (MSRP).
As with all PlayStation Home spaces, Sodium enables PlayStation Home users to interact, communicate and share experiences. Players looking for a more social experience can become a bartender and serve virtual drinks to friends at the 'Sodium Hub", or compete with friends in mini games. PS3 owners can customize their PlayStation Home avatar with Sodium gear while exploring the virtual community in real time, and communicating freely through text.