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More PS1 Imports coming to PSN in North America ⊟

GungHo Online America picked a really strange assortment of games to publish on PSN May 20! Shop RPG Sarara’s Little Shop, Dragon Beat Legend of Pinball, god-game Neo Planet, and early idol sim Heroine Dream 1-2 will all be released for $6 each.

There’s another game I wanted to point out, Tokyo 23-Ku Seifuku Wars. Here’s Gungho’s description in its entirety:

In a post-apocalyptic vision of Tokyo, a ban on uniforms has been implemented. With school uniforms banned, naturally a large-scale civil war ensues. Our hero’s goal is to find her friend’s older brother who went missing during the war. Along the way, she is sucked into the conflict and forced to fight to uncover the truth!

This title has players preparing the ultimate squad of student soldiers to send into large scale combat against their rivals. The battles play out like a crazy game of Rock-paper-scissors based on the elemental attributes of their school uniforms. With heavy emphasis on event scenes and simulation elements, players will need to be able to read Japanese well to fully enjoy this game.

I can’t imagine any of these are going to be super friendly to non-Japanese readers, except for the pinball one. But what a cool assortment!

BUY PS Vita (PS Vita Slim / Borderlands 2 bundle), upcoming games

Somebody has the cancelled Bonk game ⊟

YouTube user “Bonk Brink” (via Dtoid) posted this offscreen video of Bonk: Brink of Extinction, the WiiWare/PS3/XBLA game that Hudson cancelled a few years back. Which means that somebody out there has it.

Which means that somebody out there can hook me up.

I heard this particular Bonk game wasn’t perfect, but I was really looking forward to it! I love Bonk. I actually love Hudson in general, and I was on board with latter-day Hudson, before… the end…

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So many PSN games for 99 cents each ⊟
This is Steam sale territory! Everyday Shooter, Retro City Rampage, Spyro and Crash PS1 games… all 99 cents. If you happen to have a PS3, there’s stuff like the incredible Tokyo Jungle, Braid, Retro/Grade, and more!
Browse the whole selection here and be sure to grab what you’re grabbing before Monday, April 21 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific.
BUY PS Vita, upcoming games

So many PSN games for 99 cents each ⊟

This is Steam sale territory! Everyday Shooter, Retro City Rampage, Spyro and Crash PS1 games… all 99 cents. If you happen to have a PS3, there’s stuff like the incredible Tokyo Jungle, Braid, Retro/Grade, and more!

Browse the whole selection here and be sure to grab what you’re grabbing before Monday, April 21 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific.

BUY PS Vita, upcoming games
  • Source blog.us.playstation.com

Bust a Move 4 coming to PSN ⊟

Yeahhhh, gonna be able to download Bust a Move 4 on my Vita sometime this spring! And my PS3 and PSP should I decide to. Natsume is publishing the game as a PSOne Classic in North America.

This version of the Puzzle Bobble/Bust a Move series adds pulley levels, in which two sets of bubbles are attached to one another via ropes and pulleys, so you have to keep them balanced while breaking them.

This was a great game… on the Game Boy Color, where I played it, so I can only imagine the PS version is better. It’s got to be better as a handheld Puzzle Bobble than Bust a Move Universe.

BUY PS Vita, upcoming games

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…

BUY PS Vita, upcoming games

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day coming to North America (on PS3) ⊟

Heyyyy, cool! The weird endless runner thing Namco released as part of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace is being localized (along with the rest of it!) It’ll be released on PSN this spring.

Like, we don’t cover a lot of PS3 games, but when Suda 51 and Crispy’s (Tokyo Jungle) collaborate on a game that’s considered part of a film by Otomo, I’m going to put that on my website here.

For more info, check this great USGamer interview with Crispy’s(’s?) Yohei Kataoka.

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PS Now streams PS3 games to PS Vita (eventually) ⊟
Announced today at CES, PlayStation Now uses Sony’s Gaikai tech to stream a selection of PlayStation 3 games, through individual rentals or subscription (separate from PS Plus), to PS3 and PS4, with compatibility for Vita, TVs, tablets, and phones to follow. The service will go into beta this month, and will be available for reals in the summer.
No specific games have been announced; the four games shown at demos are Puppeteer, The Last of Us, Beyond, and God of War: Ascension. Interestingly, the PS Blog post specifies that it’s a service for PS3 games – so not the Netflix of retro games it could be. At least not yet. Still, some PS3 games suddenly becoming portable, and therefore our coverage area, is pretty cool!
BUY PS Vita, upcoming games

PS Now streams PS3 games to PS Vita (eventually) ⊟

Announced today at CES, PlayStation Now uses Sony’s Gaikai tech to stream a selection of PlayStation 3 games, through individual rentals or subscription (separate from PS Plus), to PS3 and PS4, with compatibility for Vita, TVs, tablets, and phones to follow. The service will go into beta this month, and will be available for reals in the summer.

No specific games have been announced; the four games shown at demos are Puppeteer, The Last of Us, Beyond, and God of War: Ascension. Interestingly, the PS Blog post specifies that it’s a service for PS3 games – so not the Netflix of retro games it could be. At least not yet. Still, some PS3 games suddenly becoming portable, and therefore our coverage area, is pretty cool!

BUY PS Vita, upcoming games
  • Source blog.us.playstation.com
Mighty No. 9 coming to PS3/Xbox 360/Wii U ⊟
If you were waiting to back it until you could be sure you could play it on something that wasn’t a computer, here you go! Here’s some random Scribblenauts-style fanart by turk128 to celebrate.
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Mighty No. 9 coming to PS3/Xbox 360/Wii U ⊟

If you were waiting to back it until you could be sure you could play it on something that wasn’t a computer, here you go! Here’s some random Scribblenauts-style fanart by turk128 to celebrate.

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  • Source neogaf.com

Puyo Puyo Tetris on video ⊟

You might not need to see footage of PuyoPuyo Tetris to get the idea, but there are a few neat things in here. You don’t have to play Puyo vs. Tetris. Both players can play the same game … or, somehow, both players can play both games, flipping between the two.

I need someone to play this at TGS and tell me about it!

BUY  Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, PS Vita, upcoming games

Puyo Puyo Tetris coming to 3DS, Vita, PS3, Wii U ⊟

I’m playing Puyo Puyo. I’m playing Tetris. I’m playing combination Puyo Puyo Tetris. Sega’s new puzzle game takes a page from Magical Drop 5, mashing together Tetris and Puyo Puyo into a multiplayer versus game for up to four players.

The game is due out in Japan in 2014, and Sega will show it off at Tokyo Game Show this month. I hope Sega can get the rights to release a Tetris game over here, because I’d much rather play this than… whatever is happening here.

BUY  Nintendo 2DS and 3DS/XL consoles, PS Vita, upcoming games 
  • Source puyo.sega.jp
Tiny Review: Spelunky (Vita) ⊟
I struggle to find a dessert metaphor to describe Spelunky, because that’s how I feel about it: it’s one small bite of delight after another. But to call it a dessert makes it sound insubstantial, when in fact Spelunky is infinitely deep … even though it can be played in tiny sessions and as seriously as you care to.
The Vita version, thanks to portability and the convenience of sleep mode, makes it even easier to eat just one more of this notional mega confection.
Spelunky, if you haven’t been indoctrinated yet, is a roguelike. Wait, come back, it’s not a turn-based thing with a text window to inform you that your @ has been cursed. Spelunky is a roguelike base built around a brilliant side-scrolling platform action game, allowing even dummies like me to finally get the appeal of roguelikes.


Having played the living shit out of Spelunky on previous platforms. I think I get it: it’s the consistent application of rules. In most games, say, a spike trap wouldn’t affect an enemy. But in Spelunky, an exploding frog can walk into a spike trap just like you can. Everything reacts to everything else in a consistent manner, resulting in a game where all kinds of crazy stuff can happen with or without your involvement.
A dead caveman can fall onto an altar to the goddess Kali, earning you favor. You could lure a giant bee into a tiki spike trap. A monkey could steal a bomb out of your bag and set it off in a shop, causing the shopkeeper to go berserk, running around and shooting his shotgun… until he falls on some spikes, leaving you the shotgun.
And because the levels are randomly generated, you’ll see something new and weird just about every time. Spelunky is like language, in that its elements can be combined into infinite novel expressions— you can play, or say, something that nobody has ever done before.

This structure means that I don’t get frustrated when I die, even though it means starting over at 1-1. For one thing, my death is usually hilarious or interesting in some way. Wow, I got boomerang’d right into a carnivorous plant! Fascinating! Now I’ve learned a bit more about how to navigate Spelunky-land.
And for another, each death is a chance for the levels to randomize again and come up with something else crazy to show me. And that’s always exciting. Like a baklava with a different flavor in each layer of its puff pastry (still working on that metaphor), Spelunky offers enough variety to keep me playing over and over. It’s the kind of game that I’d never stop playing if other stuff didn’t come out. Except, unlike other games I get infatuated with, I’ve already proven that I can easily return to Spelunky. 
Score:
This peanut butter sandwich, but ten thousand layers tall
Spelunky releases for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita today on PSN, priced at $14.99 ($11.99 if you’re a PS Plus subscriber). It’s also available on XBLA and Windows (Steam, GOG).
BUY PS Vita, upcoming games

Tiny Review: Spelunky (Vita) ⊟

I struggle to find a dessert metaphor to describe Spelunky, because that’s how I feel about it: it’s one small bite of delight after another. But to call it a dessert makes it sound insubstantial, when in fact Spelunky is infinitely deep … even though it can be played in tiny sessions and as seriously as you care to.

The Vita version, thanks to portability and the convenience of sleep mode, makes it even easier to eat just one more of this notional mega confection.

Spelunky, if you haven’t been indoctrinated yet, is a roguelike. Wait, come back, it’s not a turn-based thing with a text window to inform you that your @ has been cursed. Spelunky is a roguelike base built around a brilliant side-scrolling platform action game, allowing even dummies like me to finally get the appeal of roguelikes.

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New Samurai Gunn trailer ⊟

Three tips for game developers, if you want to get your game featured on Tiny Cartridge:

  1. Riff on Ninja Gaiden's opening (or any variant of the classic moonlight sword duel)
  2. Make the whole game about said duels
  3. Hire Cory Schmitz and Maré Odomo to make your logo

Samurai Gunn releases for PC this holiday season, and PlayStation 4 and PS Vita some time next year

BUY PS Vita, PlayStation 4, upcoming games