This cuddly teddy could use some anger management classes in this upcoming open-world action game.
Don't let the cute teddy bear face fool you. Behind those dark brown eyes and fuzzy exterior is a demented and psychopathic bear that is ready for revenge. Publisher 505 Games stopped by our office to show us Naughty Bear, an open-world action game about being as naughty as possible to score the most points. It's tough to see past the bright and colorful environments and think that these bears could do any harm, but the main character, NaughtyBear, will surprise you, because he does not fool around when it comes to giving the other bears what he thinks they deserve.
In the opening cutscene we learn from the narrator that several other bears have gathered together in celebration of Daddles' birthday. However, NaughtyBear wasn't invited, and judging by the peeved look on his face--and the large kitchen knife in his hand--this bear is about ready to snap because of it. The build we saw was in pre-alpha, so we weren't able to see too much in this demo, but it gave us an idea of what to expect from this strange world of teddies.
As NaughtyBear, your goal is to harass and cause as much grief to the other bears as possible so that you can score maximum points. It's an open-world game in which you'll have objectives to complete, but how you complete them is entirely up to you. The AI of the other bears will adjust based on your actions. For example, you can grab a bat and start beating the snot out of another bear, which will earn you points, but there are ways to score higher. If you use your boo button--the left trigger--to scare the bear first, you'll get points for that too on top of the points that you'll get for clubbing him in the face later. For even more points, you can scare him in front of other bears and pound on him then. But for maximum points, you must scare and torture a bear enough in front of others so that he eventually winds up committing suicide. Disturbing? Yes, but there's no blood, just stuffing when their heads explode.
The game is built so that you can manipulate your environment as well with a variety of items that you'll encounter. You'll score points constantly by doing things such as picking up another bear's cupcake lunch and tossing it into a fire or flushing it down the toilet. Breaking things is just standard, so if you want to really get the points, you'll need to find a way to cause mass panic--like flattening a bear's head in front of others. Sabotaging an object like a telephone will cause the bears to come over and fix it, because they need a way to call in reinforcements.
Your rank and score will determine how naughty you are so that you can compare your level of mischief with friends and other players on the leaderboards. As you progress through the game, there are different costumes to unlock to change the stats of NaughtyBear. Some of the outfits we saw included a doctor, a cop, a ninja, and a homemade robot. To fight the upgraded bears later in the game, you'll also have to unlock the appropriate costume in order to have the stats to go up against military or SWAT bears.
We didn't get a chance to see how it would work, but there will be four-player online multiplayer (no local multiplayer) in which you can play in teams. There will be games such as capture the flag, king of the hill, and search and find, and throughout these games--depending on your actions--in-game bears can be recruited to help your team or they can try to meddle with your objective.
What's deceiving about NaughtyBear is that beneath the kid-friendly exterior and the lovingly hand-stitched fluffy bears, there's something a little crazy about all of them. You can view it all as comic mischief, but it can also be unsettling to watch one bear with hate-filled eyes pound the stuffing out of another bear, or watch a bear go completely off the deep end by having its head explode. It's still early to see what other kinds of trouble we can cause, so we'll keep you updated with more information as soon as it becomes available. NaughtyBear is scheduled for a June 2010 release.
Why would there be blood, has anyone actually seen a stuffed bear bleed? They have no blood, ergo, they can not bleed which means there will not be any blood no matter how much you beat it with a bat. Simple.
just because there isnt any blood doesnt mean its a 'kiddie" game it just makes it more funny! those who want a game with blood spewing ot of a guys head is sick i mean i like MW2 i mean if you shoot a guy in the head their head doesent pop off and then spew a gallon of blood out, no there will just be a mist of blood around the charecter, it makes sence and it sint dramatic or obnoxiously gory so please stop complaining that there wont be any blood in it!
@ antonio619play you would have to be an insane person to not think beating the spit out of a teddy bear with a bat until he commits SUICIDE a game that would score anything lower than an M rating. Blood wouldn't even make any since. Go find Conkers Bad Fir Day for N64 and play as a teddy in multiplayer, thats how i imagine this game to be. Also i cannot wait for this game, if it is like Dead Rising with teddy bears where i can handle any object or most then I am so down.
i don't get why people compare games with no blood in them with "nintendo like kiddie games" you can have a completely twisted and dark game complete with violence and have absolutely no blood and still be great. especially if it does similar to that of conker's bad fur day. KIDDIE?....i very much doubt it
Please Have Blood and Stuffing not just stuffing this isnt a damb kid game ok,put a mature rating on it and add blood please it will make the game so much more fun to play,Im not paying to see stuffing come out mix it up with blood please
Ooooh, i can see me liking this!! Stuffing instead of blood, and lots of stabby stabby toys killing other toys!! (The stuffing basically robs the blood of its power) Me likey!! (Sid from Toy story will be happy) Muahahahahaaaaa!!
it sounds twisted... sure teddy bears hitting each other with baseball bats is pretty funny :L but making other characters in videogames (teddy bear or not! :P) turn to suicide is pretty sick :/
If they had a stuffing effect mixed with a little blood at least, i think It would be even crazier. But now it just seems comedic and slightly dark. Want to see more as the game progresses. Please don't be a "Wet"
Oh it doesn't, does it? *Behind those dark brown eyes and fuzzy exterior is a demented and psychopathic bear- yep, sums up pretty much every Tedi in CBFD *...peeved look on his face--and the large kitchen knife in his hand- Both old hat staples of CBFD *harass and cause as much grief to the other bears as possible so that you can score maximum points.- CBFD's deathmatch and war multiplayer summed up pretty well. Not to mention a good chunk of the singleplayer... *It's an open-world game in which you'll have objectives to complete, but how you complete them is entirely up to you.- Again, Conker gave you similar choices in an open setting "hmm, that way smells a bit pooey..." The AI adjusts to your actions (traitor!)... grab a bat and start beating the snot... suicide... no blood, just stuffing erupting when their head explodes (mind you Conker had heaps of blood too)... flushing down the toilet... breaking things... different costumes... beneath the kid-friendly exterior and the lovingly hand-stitched fluffy bears, there's something a little crazy about all of them.- Yep, Conker. Also CBFD's team multiplayer has bots and can be played splitscreen, which immediately makes it better than any dud 'online only' mode this game will have. Like I said, the whole game sounds like a small portion of CBFD.
This game sounds nothing like Conker with the exception of having a cute/evil protagonist. The gameplay sounds completely different, this game sounds more disturbing rather than funny like Conker was, and much more.
Sounds like someone played 5 minutes of Conker's Bad Fur Day and thought 'wow, let's make a game about that and nothing else... but current gen'. Sort of seems like the Bully everyone feared Bully would become.
This reminds me of the care bear cousins episode of robot chicken... "You all know what time it is. Its bed time. And by bed I mean ethnic and by time I mean cleansing."
This is very disturbing, and my siblings would never believe me if I told them this, they think Teddy Bears are too cute to cause damage.
"You must scare and torture a bear enough in front of others so that he eventually winds up committing suicide" FInally Snuggles you S.O.B. I get my revenge for all those years of making my clothes tickably soft. .
- Release Date: Jun 25, 2010 (AU)
- Classification Board: M
- Release Date: Sep 23, 2010 (US)