Tearaway Unfolded’s Companion App has a new trailer, that tells us more about how the app will be used in the game.
The Companion App is accessible through the PlayStation app, which is free to download on smart phones and tablets. From there, you can activate the second screen function between your device and the PlayStation 4.
The App has a simple, papery interface with four options.
First, you’ve got the cutting board. If you’ve played Tearaway for the Vita, you’ll recognize this as the place where you make custom craft paper designs to use in the game. Using your finger, you can draw your own designs and then send them into the game world. In the trailer, we see fantastic little octopus snowflakes swirling around the player character.
The second icon is a camera. If you don’t want to craft, instead you can take photos of the real world and put them in the game–often for maximum comedic effect. If you like, you can bring your photos onto the cutting board and pick and choose which parts you want. You can also use photos to add textures to the game, transforming the ground under your character’s feet.
And of course, you can use the app to customize the character iota or atoi. In the Vita version of Tearaway this was done on the Vita’s touchscreen. In Tearaway Unfolded you can customize your messenger on the TV using the Dualshock 4 controller, but also on the Companion App. Whoever is using the app can also customize the character while you’re playing.
And of course, you can access tearaway.me, the website where you can post in-game photos and print out the papercraft designs you’ve collected.
Tearaway is a platforming adventure game about a paper messenger delivering a message. It originally came out for the PlayStation Vita in 2013, and the PlayStation 4 version (Tearaway Unfolded) will have some significant changes. Check out our sneak peek of Tearaway Unfolded below to see some of the new gameplay!