Rochard Preview, E3 2011 -- Totally Roch Solid 2D Platforming

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Posted June 14, 2011 - By Sophie Prell

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When Rochard crossed our paths at E3 2011, we weren't sure what to make of its beer-gut hero, Team Fortress 2 graphics, or its Half-Life 2 gravity gun gameplay. Thankfully, we came away not only impressed, but ready to dub the PSN downloadable title as one of our favorites of the show. Jeffrey Matulef was fortunate enough to get an extended peek, and he'd like to show you exactly why:

"The premise is that everyday astro-miner John Rochard discovers an ancient artifact that leads to space bandits capturing his crew unless he can free them. Rochard isn't an action hero, though. With his broad gut and gray moustache, he resembles the perpetually blue collar John Ratzenberger (Cliff from Cheers) and is voiced by the preposterously named John St. John of Duke Nukem fame. It's not the most original tale, but any skepticism I had melted away as soon as I got my hands on the controller."

A cartoony 2D platformer? In spaaaaaace? Count me in. And if you'd like to take the jump into Rochard's retro-inspired gameplay, be sure to check out the full Rochard E3 preview.

Rochard Preview, E3 2011 -- Totally Roch Solid 2D Platforming


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