Naughty Bear returns in Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise for XBLA, PSN

Naughty Bear was critically panned when it launched on the PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2010. It seems that 505 Games wasn’t scared off by the bad reviews and most likely terrible sales, because today they announced a new Naughty Bear game, Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise.

The original game may have found an audience if it was released as a PSN and XBLA game, but as an almost full-priced retail game, it didn’t quite work out. Based on the announcement alone, Panic in Paradise makes a lot more sense (maybe), so we’ll see.

Take a look at the trailer and a trio of screens, and read on for the announcement.

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise trailer:
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Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise screens:

Global video game publisher 505 Games and developer Behaviour Interactive today announced Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation Network. This fall players will take on the role of Naughty Bear who is once again shunned and outcast by the inhabitants of Perfect Island. This time the bears depart for the luxury holiday destination of Paradise Island but didn?t invite poor Naughty Bear along. Armed with a hit-list of bears that have wronged him, Naughty is going to make them pay, one by one.

?Following the success of our first outing with Naughty Bear, we really wanted to push the limits and give players a lot more freedom to be as naughty as they can and help Naughty Bear get revenge on the other bears who have been so mean to him? said Victoria Reeve, senior global brand manager, 505 Games. ?With the first Naughty Bear game audiences responded well to the juxtaposition of cuddly innocence, dark humor and over the top violence. We?re really looking forward to seeing what they make of all the great new features we?ve packed into Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise.?

Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise takes everything fans loved about the first game and brings an entirely new level of naughtiness. Thanks to a completely over-hauled combat system, brand new leveling up system, equipment customization with thousands of combinations, and over 30 mission set across 11 distinct areas of Paradise Island, there is a whole new world for players to explore and unleash their inner-naughty in as many ways as they can imagine.

?Naughty Bear really struck a chord with gamers looking for something more than the same old gameplay,? said David Osborne, executive creative director at Behaviour Interactive, ?With Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise, we?re turning the naughty dial all the way up to 11!?

This fall the bears will be back in town. For more information, please visit the official Web site at: