312 posts tagged ps vita
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 out August;26 ⊟
Idea Factory International will release the Vita remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia on August 26, with the European release following the next day.
I must admit, I’m pretty curious about it! I know it doesn’t have the best reputation, but if I liked the idol game, I could probably deal with the actual RPG.
1001 Spikes: Of Death and Love ⊟
[Guest writer/TinyCaster Francesco Dagostino shares why he loves a game that hates its players so much, judging by the lengths it goes to kill them.]
This might sound like a very bizarre statement, but 1001 Spikes has some of the best sliding ice block puzzles I’ve ever had the honor of attempting to solve. They don’t appear until the second half of the game, but when they do you just get this sudden feeling that the people who made it (these people being 8bit Fanatics with the help of Nicalis) have a grasp on the puzzle-platformer genre that is waaaaaaaaay above average.
Every action that the main character Aban Hawkins can perform, from shooting knives to pushing boulders (or, in this case, ice blocks) has a lot of depth, and variables to take into account. Basically, to solve these stages, you don’t have to just push or break ice blocks, but also run behind them, jump ahead of them, use them to reach higher ground or run back and forth on top of them to avoid some of the game’s titular, deadly, and omnipresent spikes.
Of course, it’s not just the ice block puzzles that drove me to sit in this chair and start writing an article about this fantastic game instead of playing it some more: pretty much every single level is built to amaze and surprise the player. The focus being on the word “surprise” here. “Surprise” meaning “kill.”
Retro Waterproof Case for PS Vita ⊟
Hey, this makes your Vita look like a Game Boy! It also makes it… waterproof…
It’s $13.99 from Play-Asia, if you want to play some Spelunky in a nice bath and oh man I was joking but actually that sounds really great.
Dragon’s Crown for $20 ⊟
The Vita version of Dragon’s Crown is on sale at Amazon for $19.99. I loved Dragon’s Crown when it came out, and frequent tweaks, patches and updates have only made it better since then! There’s an endless tower thing now! Via @wario64.
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Magical Beat on North American Vita this week ⊟
Arc System Works’ Magical Beat is a color-matching falling-block puzzle game – that asks you to drop blocks to the beat of the background music.
I played a demo of this on Japanese PSN, hoping I’d be able to get it on my US account – and it’ll be here Tuesday! And so will the demo, which is good because I don’t know if I explained it very well.
Four more Spelunky Minis ⊟
The adorable Spelunky Minis toy series will be back in stock at Fangamer this Tuesday, in case you’ve failed to decorate your house with them. Even better, they’ll be joined ey four more deadly yet lovable enemies.
It’s like having a really great limited edition of Spelunky.
La-Mulana Vita trailer ⊟
Oh man, I forgot this was happening! I still haven’t played La-Mulana, and I still really want to. According to this PS Blog post, it’s coming out in December!
E3 first look: Akiba’s Trip’s male “strip portraits” ⊟
It’s like a Vita that you plug into your TV, to play (some) Vita games, PlayStation Now streaming, and PS4 Remote Play (from another TV)! Weird! The base model is $100, and there’s also a Dualshock 3/Lego Movie game/HDMI cable bundle for $140 that I don’t see on Amazon yet.
The US model is black, unlike the white JP version.
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PS Vita TV launching in North America this fall ⊟
Called “PS TV” here, will work with the streaming service PlayStation Now. $99. $139 for a bundle with an 8gb card, a DualShock 3, an HDMI cable, and a copy of The Lego Movie Game.
Grim Fandango to be remastered for PS4, Vita ⊟
Yay! A Tim Schafer/LucasArts jam I’ve never played, on Vita!
Entwined for PS Vita ⊟
It’s on PS4 tonight (!) but it’ll be on PS3 and Vita a bit later, and it looks really nice. Sony spent some of its press conference time showing off Entwined, a new game by a team of recent graduates in which you play two bird-like characters (one on each analog stick) who are in love but cannot be together… flying through techno-psychedelic tubes and dodging things.
It’s really pretty in a Rez/Dyad way, but more chill than either. Nice!