Posted by John on January 8, 2012

AMY Coming Soon, And You Can Set The Price

Unless you are one of our European readers, you probably aren’t too familiar with developer Lexis Numerique. Heck, until we reviewed Red Johnson’s Chronicles we didn’t know much about them either. But that quirky little Heavy Rain-inspired adventure was surprisingly different, and they popped up on our radar.

Now they are set to release the very fascinating AMY on PSN very soon. And how soon is up to you. See, AMY was originally set to be $12.99 on PSN, while it is going to cost 800 Microsoft Moon Monies (or $9.99). What’s with the discrepancy? Heed the words of José Sanchis, CEO of Lexis Numérique.

“We decided to have a new approach to digital distribution by proposing heavy content at a very reasonable price because we believe price is a key issue, especially during hard economic times. Indeed, we believe AMY could have been sold a little bit higher. However, the issue we have to deal with is that a price in MS points doesn’t have the same value in all countries. Indeed, because of fluctuations between the dollar and the euro, 800 MS points are currently worth $10 in the US but €10 in Europe, which is about $12.8.”

Ah! Well that actually makes some level of sense then, even if it does give the shaft to US PS3 users. In an unexpected turn of events, Lexis Numerique is posing a question to all the PS3 users in this region. Would you rather get the game this week for $12.99, or wait another week and get it for $9.99 (it will add a week to the release for PS3 since the price change takes some time to trickle through the Sony system).

To weigh in on this serious issue, visit the game’s Facebook page to weigh in before the end on Monday. To be totally honest, AMY look so good I’d pay the extra 3 bucks to have it now, but I respect cheap gamers in these tricky economic times.

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For those who don’t know more about AMY, it was developed by Paul Cuisset, who made the legendary Flashback, one of the more innovative games of the PS1 generation, and tells the tale of a girl named Lana in an apocalyptic near-future where a virus has ravaged the world. Lana and the autistic 8 year-old Amy have to flee the virus, the military and their own fears in what will surely be a tense and epic adventure.

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