315 posts tagged ps vita
Class of Heroes 2G’s dual-screen play ⊟
It’s not often I post videos about the console versions of handheld games, but this is a neat extra added to the western PS3 release of Class of Heroes 2G.
If you pair your PSP or Vita with the PS3, you can use the handheld as a second screen to display maps, stats, and monster info.
This stuff is really neat and doesn’t happen often enough! I guess given the massive disparity between PS3 and Vita ownership in the US, there’s not often enough incentive to work on features like that. But neat.
Level-5’s Little Battlers Experience anime comes to US in August ⊟
Nicktoons will begin showing the anime based on Level-5’s Danbooru Senki/Little Battlers Experience on August 24, producer Dentsu announced for Comic-Con. Like the various 3DS and PSP/PS Vita games that released in Japan for the series, the anime is about kids who program and battle tiny sorta-toy-but-also-sorta-secret-government-project robots.
Bandai will sell toys coinciding with the launch of the show, and Dentsu is looking for more merchandise partners.
…I mean, how about Level-5?
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Amazon price-matches PSN Batman deals [update: gone!] ⊟
…and you don’t even need Plus to get the prices! Here’s Injustice (Vita) for $4.20 and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for the same price. Blackgate’s got some issues but it’s absolutely worth playing at that crazy price. If you want to play the PS3 Origins game, that’s $8.40. Via @wario64!
Super Famicom pouches for PS Vita 2000 ⊟
So far, they’re only on Amazon Japan (via Miki800); hopefully they’ll end up on Play-Asia soon for accessibility. While it might seem weird to have cross-retro-pollination with a Nintendo theme on a Sony console accessory, back around the Super Famicom days they almost became the same thing!
Here’s what Natural Doctrine looks like ⊟
Last time I posted about this game, it was focused on the limited edition, leaving some to wonder what the actual gameplay for the PS3/4/Vita strategy game looked like. It’s… a lot of text! A lot.
Luckily NISA released these English screens, making the text at least legible. They’ve also opened the website.
Fez print by Dan Clarke ⊟
In celebration of the really quite good Polytron game (now on Vita!), Dan Clarke is printing up this also very good print, featuring weird connected rounded pixel things forming the image of main character Gomez.
Only 30 will be printed (wow), 25 in black and 5 in blue. They’ll ship this month.
Skullgirls Encore is coming to Vita ⊟
Definitely missed this over the weekend! But if I did, it’s likely some of y’all did as well, and this is some hot news. Skullgirls Encore, the post-Indiegogo, updated version of the gorgeously animated 2D fighter, is coming out on Vita this year (and PS4)!
I have this on PS3 but haven’t been able to play it much because it’s on PS3. I’m totally looking forward to getting into this on a handheld.
I’m really impressed with the way Lab Zero has kept updating the game post-launch, and I’m especially impressed with the way Lab Zero (cool people I like) bring in people like TinyCast’s own Christian Nutt to work on the game. Full disclosure, I guess! I’m biased as hell!
99 cent flash sale on US PSN ⊟
Dyad! ToeJam & Earl! Harvest Moon: Back to Nature! Tekken 2! If you have a PlayStation of some kind, chances are you’ll find something that you’re willing to spend a dollar for here. The deal is active through the weekend.
Monster Monpiece is great, except when it isn’t ⊟
Based on a tip from Jenni Lada on CheatCC about surprising quality, I requested a review code of Monster Monpiece. And now, here I am writing a piece in a similar vein: wow, I did not think I would enjoy this Idea Factory moe card game, but here I am.
I’m not a card game person; they hew too closely to strategy RPG territory for me, and I’m still not really wired for those (Fire Emblem: Awakening is a recent and wonderful exception.)
If a card game has any chance of keeping my attention, it needs to introduce me to the genre’s style of strategic thinking in the gentlest manner possible, and this is where Monster Monpiece excels.
Danganronpa 2 screens ⊟
Yeah, you tell ‘em, uh… Gundham… the, uh, Ultimate Breeder. Looks like the same sense of fun that characterized the first Danganronpa’s localization is on display here. Good work, NISA.
That localization elevated what would already have been a great game. I can’t wait for this!
Mighty No. 9 animated series ⊟
Keiji Inafune and Japanese CGI production company Digital Frontier (Tekken: Blood Vengeance 3D) unveiled this teaser video for a potential Mighty No. 9 animated series that’s meant to be an “action-packed comedy aimed at kids 6-11.” It’s targeted for a Q2 2016 release with 26 episodes, though Digital Frontier has not finalized a director, showrunner, or funding.
Inafune and his company Comcept also announced a second crowdfunding campaign at Anime Expo 2014 this weekend. This effort will go toward financing bonus content for the game (e.g. full English voice acting), and will allow people who didn’t Kickstart the title to put in a preorder. The new campaign will not fund the animated series.
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Awesome Oreshika 2 LE accessories ⊟
Sony will be bringing this game, about a cursed Japanese clan that wages war across multiple shortened generations, to the US. But I don’t know if this rad special edition, with traditional Japanese-inspired cover, case, and strap, will come along.
If you want to get the Japanese version with all this, Play-Asia has it for $100! But if that’s not enough, the Famitsu DX Pack comes with even more, like a teacup and wallscroll!