347 posts tagged ps vita
Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit out November 11 ⊟
Yep, there’s still a rhythm cooking spinoff, and now it’s got a release date in North America. It’ll be out the next day in Europe.
The release is split into two chunks, basically: you can get the game on launch day for $15, and then if you want two more ninja schools’ worth of characters, that’ll be out as a $15 expansion on November 25.
Meanwhile in Japan, Marvelous showed off these adorable bonus figurines for the PS4/Vita Estival Versus:
Pix the Cat: adventures in the micro-labyrinth ⊟
Take one part Pac-Man: Championship Edition, one part Snake — like, the thing for your old phone — and one part the unimaginable microcosm inside every living creature, and you get Pix the Cat. It’s an arcade maze action game that takes you, much like the Tuck Pendleton machine, ever deeper into Inner Space.
$12 Miku, more in PSN Flash Sale ⊟
Hatsune Miku Project Diva f is a killer deal at that price! It’s on sale this weekend as part of a “heroine” themed Flash Sale in North America, along with a bit of other cool Vita stuff like the PSOne Classics version of Resident Evil 3 ($1.49), and good stuff on PS3 like Project Diva F ($20), Bayonetta ($8), Portal 2 ($5), and Skullgirls Encore. ($5)
PlayStation TV launches today ⊟
It’s a big day for Vita, and not just because the PlayStation TV lets you play its games on a big screen! In addition to the console (available for $100 or in a $140 bundle with a Dual Shock 3, 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame), lots of other stuff is out today:
- Two-player fantasy fencing duel game Nidhogg (OH MAN)
- The PlayStation Now streaming service goes into open beta on PS Vita and PS TV, allowing (paid) access to a bunch of PS3 games
- Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus is also happening
It’s a pretty dang crazy day for Vita stuff! And that’s after last week’s launches of Strider 2, Vib-Ribbon, and Pix the Cat, among other stuff…
SRPG spinoff Hyperdevotion Noire on Vita next year ⊟
In early 2015, the Neptunia RPG series’ strategy spinoff, Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, will come to Vita in North America and Europe. It stars Noire, the PlayStation-esque goddess, in a new alternate universe called “Gamarket.”
The turn-based battles are enhanced by a “Lily System” that sounds a lot like Fire Emblem: Awakening's supports, in which characters build bonds by fighting together, allowing them to activate special attacks and boosts.
I thought Idea Factory’s other recent SRPG, Monster Monpiece, was kinda fun, and this one doesn’t appear to have any rubbing! So it’s off to a better start already.
Minecraft for Vita out next week ⊟
It’ll be on PSN in North America October 14, and in Europe October 15. The game costs $20/€18.99/£12.99… unless you own the PS3 version already, in which case it costs nothing! Cross-Buy has your back. You also get access to the PS3 version for buying the Vita version (a PS4 version costs an extra $5).
If you prefer, you can wait until November 11 (November 19 in most of Europe, November 21 in UK and Ireland) and buy a retail version. It can be tricky to find new retail Vita games in stores — they seem to have mostly stopped refreshing their stock at around Call of Duty — but I guarantee Minecraft will be stocked.
Whaaaaaaat, Vib-Ribbon on PS3 and Vita tomorrow ⊟
Following the weird non-announcement at E3, Sony has announced for-real plans to publish Vib-Ribbon, NanaOn-Sha’s black-and-white musical platformer, on PS3 and Vita in North America.
Tomorrow! (Europe is next week)
And the PS3 version retains the ability to generate levels from music CDs! The Vita one doesn’t, for obvious reasons.
I’m definitely looking forward to paying an “attractive” price for this tomorrow. If you like music games, cool art games, or the work of the team that created Parappa, you should check it out too!
Pastagames’ Pix the Cat ⊟
Whoa, I totally missed the announcement of a new Pastagames jam for PS Vita (and PS4)! Pix the Cat stars the cat from Arkedo Series 03 Pixel and Pix ‘n Love Rush in an arcade maze game about rescuing a line of ducklings, building up speed as you survive longer and pick up more.
Actually I’m not 100% on how it works, but Pastagames is really great (Maestro: Jump in Music, Rayman Jungle Run…) and this kinda reminds me of Pac-Man Championship Edition with rad art direction.
Oh, and it’ll be on PlayStation Plus day one! Which is October 7! Wowwwww.
Strider 2 on PSN next week ⊟
Woo yeah! Strider 2 will be released on PSN next week as a PSOne Classic (thanks for pointing it out, @expdotzine)! It’ll include the bonus emulated version of Strider 1, just like the retail version did — except this time, it won’t be confusing as hell to deal with mislabeled discs! (Strider 2 was on the disc labeled “Strider,” and vice versa. It was weird).
Speaking of weird, it seems odd that Capcom wasn’t able to get this out closer to the release of that new Strider for PS3/PS4/etc.
Namco Museum games on PS Vita today ⊟
If you haven’t checked out the PSOne Namco Museum collections and you like old-game collections, you are in for a treat. The five-volume set doesn’t have many games per volume— five-ish — but each one is accompanied by a virtual gallery of concept art and other associated material, that you wander through like a museum.
They also have cool games you may not have played, like Bosconian, Metro-Cross, and Legend of the Valkyrie! All five volumes launch on PSN today, playable on PS3 and Vita. Images via MobyGames.
TinyCast 044 - Undiscovered Bros
Tiny Cartridge • TinyCast
TinyCast 44! We get to share our deeper impressions on Smash Bros. now that its 3DS launch is imminent. We also discuss transparent 2DSes, Tokyo Game Show news, the PlayStation TV, and modern archaeology.
By the way, if you’re a Club Tiny member, make sure to check out the exclusive TinyCast Downloads podcast that JC and I recorded yesterday as a weird experiment. It’s cute!
OlliOlli 2 on PS4 and Vita next year ⊟
One of the coolest games of this year (that I haven’t been able to play yet…) is going to get cooler in 2015. OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood adds greenscreen-based skating locations “plucking the player from the street and dropping him squarely in the middle of the Big Screen’s most bodacious cinematic locations,” along with ramps, jumps, and “epic hills,” new tricks, and totally redone art.
If you’re in Europe, you can get the original game half-off this week. If you’re in America, you… should still check out OlliOlli! Kind of a shame the sequel isn’t named OlliOlliOlliOlli, though…