242 posts tagged ps vita
Harvest Muramasa’s second DLC next week ⊟
Muramasa Rebirth’s second DLC episode sounds weird and unexpected, even for a series whose last episode was about a cat monster lady!
The latest episode in the supernatural samurai game is about… a farmer’s rebellion against a corrupt governer! You play as Gonbe, who uses his farming tools to fight. Don’t worry, he also has the ghost of his dead wife helping him.
The DLC comes out 2/25 in North America and 2/26 in Europe. And now, Japanese history/literature experts, I ask for your help! Do this tale and the arcade game Ikki reference the same historical source, or is this itself a reference to Ikki? My Japanese farmers’ rebellion game is pretty weak.
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Ragnarok Odyssey Ace on Vita/PS3 April 1 ⊟
XSEED revealed the North American release date for Ragnarok Odyssey Ace: April 1 on both PS3 and PS Vita. The two versions can play multiplayer together, how fun!
The first print of the retail Vita version will include a 25-song soundtrack CD. The PSN version won’t have that, buuuuuut will be $5 cheaper at $35. Here, enjoy this random weird phrase from the PR: “Players of the original Ragnarok Odyssey will be able to transfer their character’s basic physical features such as name, face and job class (but not clothing).”
Ragnarok Odyssey/Ace seem to fit the general action-RPG/Monster Hunter mold, at least based on the vague memory I have of playing the first game at E3 a couple years ago. I really wouldn’t mind doing some multiplayer adventuring…
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TinyCast 024 - Virtue's Last Ronpa
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TinyCast 24! We spent some time here discussing Level’s 5 eShop surprises and Nintendo’s free-to-play experiments, but we also go in-depth on the uncertain future of Zero Escape, and why you need to play Danganronpa. There’s also a great discussion in the second half on how the teams behind these two visual novel series riffed off each other when designing their respective titles. If you love the Zero Escape series, don’t miss this episode!
Danganronpa's tributes to Zero Escape ⊟
I’m sure I’ve said it a bunch of times already, but if you liked the Zero Escape series, definitely try Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for PS Vita.
We talked a lot about how the two Spike Chunsoft teams that worked on these two separate series riffed off each other in the latest TinyCast episode — that’s available to download now for Club Tiny’s Elite patrons. The public download/stream for that episode goes up tomorrow morning.
Here’s a Conception II wallpaper, chaps ⊟
So I wanted to post this wallpaper for two reasons, the first being that this game comes out in April and it has totally slipped my mind on several occasions. Are we even going to be ready for another big RPG? Probably not!
Second, everyone else on Twitter had the same idea as me in response to Atlus’s tweet: “Conception II Chloe wallpaper. She’s a teacher at the Academy. What would you like to learn from her?”
Really glad we can come together as a community to make fun of those weird pants.
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Invite Nendoroid Monokuma into your home ⊟
Just in time for the Western release of Danganronpa, J-List is carrying the reissued Nendoroid toy of its antagonist, Monokuma. He comes with multiple faces, arms, and his gavel and Game Gear-looking punishment device.
This usually doesn’t happen to me with game characters, but Monokuma is such a monstrous asshole in-game that I kinda don’t want him in my house. I hate that guy. I mean, cute though.
As I’ve mentioned earlier today, we have a podcast episode coming up in which we talk a lot about Danganronpa and the future of Zero Escape, but until we put that out, you can read this great piece from TinyCast member Christian Nutt about how series director Kotaro Uchikoshi can finish this trilogy.
Uchikoshi admitted last week that he’s having difficulty getting development approved for the next Zero Escape game due to poor domestic sales for the past two releases. So Christian detailed several options Uchikoshi can pursue to make sure he completes the trilogy: stripping down production values, finding partners in the West to launch a Kickstarter (Aksys?), building more interest for the series by releasing entries to PC, and other ideas.
Many won’t like the idea, but paring the budget and production values makes sense, considering how expensive Virtue’s Last Reward likely became compared to 999, what with its 3D models and voice acting. Check out Christian’s blog post to see what I mean.
Image is via Standing on my Toes.
Danganronpa is good stuff, people ⊟
I’m sure everyone in the know is already all over this game, but the TinyCast group convinced me to play this over the weekend and it is killer (we talk a lot about Danganronpa and Zero Escape in our podcast coming later this week).
While it’s only on PS Vita, if you were super into Virtue’s Last Reward and 999, this is a must-play. It’s a must-play for Hifumi Yamada alone, the Ultimate Fanfic Creator who only has eyes for “2D”. I legit laughed out loud when he dropped the above line.
I guess I’m going to play Deception 4 now ⊟
This game, and this series, never really even came close to my radar, but now I can’t wait to check out the Vita version of Tecmo’s Deception 4 on March 25.
It is getting hella Home Alone in this video. If Home Alone starred Wile E. Coyote.
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Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair coming this fall ⊟
Jeez, I’m still working on Danganronpa 1 (review/thing coming soon I promise!) and NIS America has already announced the sequel for the US and Europe.
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, coming this fall, is set not in a mysterious high school but on the remote Jabberwock Island. But it’s still about a crew of exceptional students forced to kill each other and then try to get away with it, all under the watchful eye of Monokuma the evil teddy bear guy.
Wolf Fang looks really cool ⊟
The latest PSOne Classic release from MonkeyPaw’s Retro Rush, Data East’s Wolf Fang is on PSN this week. It’s a run-and-gun in which you use a big mech to save Australia!
You can customize your mech with 12 different parts, that apparently alter the movement and handling of your on-screen character. Really looking forward to checking this out!
Preorder the slim Vita ⊟
The new PS Vita Slim is now available for preorder at Amazon, as part of the $200 Borderlands 2 bundle – which includes an 8GB memory card, and a download code for the game and all the DLC.
Amazon says it’ll be in stock May 31, but that is almost certainly a placeholder. All Sony had to say when announcing the bundle was “spring.”
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