335 posts tagged ps vita
PlayStation TV will support almost 700 games when it releases to North America next month ⊟
Remember PlayStation TV, the microconsole that lets you play PS Vita games — along with digital PSP, PlayStation, and PC Engine titles you purchased for the handheld via PSN — on your television? I keep forgetting it’s coming out, but the system releases in North America on October 14 and Europe/Australia on November 14.
Sony put out a list of the nearly 700 games the microconsole will support on day one. Spelunky, Danganronpa, Dragon’s Crown, and Persona 4 Golden are on the list, and Minecraft is also planned for support, so I’m happy.
You can preorder the $99.99 console online now. Sony is also releasing a $139.99 bundle that will include a DualShock 3 controller, an 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame. Walmart will have an exclusive bundle with all of that, plus Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, for the same price too.
Clock Tower, Ju-on, Silent Hill talent collaborate on “Project Scissors” ⊟
A new “spiritual successor” to the Clock Tower franchise was announced at TGS. Project Scissors, for Vita, iOS, and Android, features the work of Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kouno and his studio Nude Maker, along with Silent Hill creature designer Masahiro Ito and Ju-on film director Takashi Shimizu, the latter of whom will work on the story and a live-action trailer. Shimizu’s most recent credit is a Kiki’s Delivery Service movie, but, like, that doesn’t add as much horror cache as the Ju-on stuff.
"The game’s setting is a board a luxurious cruise liner in the middle of the ocean . As the ship sails across the deep blue ocean, a series of gruesome and mysterious murders begi ns to take place, including those of the ship’s crew . Soon the ocean liner is crippled and adrift at sea, and has become an inescapable trap for the passengers . As a passenger of the ship, the player will be tasked with solving the murder mystery to ensure their own survival as well as the rest of the ‘innocent’ passengers."
Gonna be spoopy!
Minecraft, and more Vita stuff from TGS ⊟
It’s possible you haven’t played Minecraft, because you’re the kind of person who only plays stuff on handhelds. I know this is possible because that’s me. Anyway, you’ll be interested in this trailer for the PS Vita version, then! It’s got multiplayer, how nice!
Other Vita trailers we’ve seen from Tokyo Game Show:
- A Vita port of the mobile Final Fantasy Agito, called Agito+
- "Short trailer" for Rise of Mana
- Phantasy Star Nova trailer!
- Whatever the hell Deemo ~ Last Recital is; a Bemani type game with story?
- A tap dancing game! HIDEBOH: Tap Dance Hero
- Senran Kagura: Estival Versus trailer
- Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki 2 trailer
Rising Star games on sale ⊟
As part of a 10th anniversary celebration, publisher Rising Star Games has put all of its downloadable games on sale, across both North America and Europe. Here’s what that means for handhelds in North America: a series of 3DS deals.
- Girls’ Fashion Shoot – $7.98
- Beyblade: Evolution – $9.98
- Jewel Master: Cradle of Rome 2 – $3.74
- Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 – $3.74
- Super Black Bass 3D – $3.74
Girls’ Fashion Shoot looks pretty fun! I like the idea of being both model and magazine editor.
Anyway, stuff’s more interesting in Europe, where RSG has been established for longer. Virtue’s Last Reward, Sorcery Saga, Half-Minute Hero, Bit.Trip Saga… and if you have a PS3, don’t miss out on that super cheap Deadly Premonition in either region!
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Band Saga aims for Vita, 3DS ⊟
Whoaaaaa, this game looks neat. “Band Saga is a modern Action Roguelike where every level, enemy and item is generated by music. Furthermore, every melody and every sound is synthesized in real time as you play!”
It has a built-in FM sequencer that unlocks new sounds – the sounds of all the stuff you encounter in the game, like some kind of Yuzo Koshiro x Sound Shapes situation.
Stretch goals for the Kickstarter will allow a version of this cool looking game to come to Vita at $40,000, and 3DS at $100,000. And it’ll come to TGS next week, no matter what! If you’re in Tokyo, go check it out!
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TinyCast 042 - A New Stereoscopic 3D Spectacular
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TinyCast 42! Nintendo’s New 3DS models, Sony’s PS Vita announcements, Square Enix’s Dragon Quest shenanigans, and NIS America’s Danganronpa 2 release (no spoilers) gave us more than enough to talk about this week! And just as Eric figured out his audio problems, Fran’s mic crapped out on us — we should have this taken care of next time! Please understand.
Another Gravity Rush figurine ⊟
Man, that game was so cool. And so is this figurine of Kat, by President Japan (!) It’s on J-List and Amiami, that I’ve seen so far, shipping in November. The colors are wayyyy less muted than the last figure.
The pose would be really awkward if it were meant to be standing; but Kat is almost always in some state of floating, which I didn’t actually put together as the reason for this pose for a good few seconds.
250 PSP games available to Japanese PS Plus members this year ⊟
[Update: This move is actually not as exciting as we thought, according to a note that was overlooked in initial English reports. You’ll be required to own a PSP and the games on UMD in order to access them. Thanks to TimmiT for pointing that out!]
In the West, PlayStation Plus gets you access to a dozen or so PS3 and Vita games, recent and classic, with the selection rotating every month. This is a great deal! But in Japan, you will also get about 250 PSP games, Sony announced at its pre-TGS press conference this week.
The games come from the “UMD Passport” program, which offered digital PSP games on Vita to owners of the UMD versions. As a “first step,” Persona 3 Portable and Trails in the Sky will be released for free, along with about 50 other games. An HD rental of a Berserk anime movie is also part of the deal. Via Gamespot.
Surprise! Vita themes, new Ys game, and more ⊟
Did you know there was a Sony press conference last night? I did, but I slept anyway. Labor Day, y’all! Anyway, here’s a quick roundup of news, thanks to the PS Blog and Joystiq:
- Themes for PS4 and Vita: Weird, new 3DS themes and new Vita themes within a week of each other! “This fall.”
- New Ys game: Also for PS4 and Vita.
- Senran Kagura: Estival Versus: …yep, PS4 and Vita.
- God Eater 2: Rage Burst: same!
- Light Pink x White PS Vita 2000: Oh wait, this one’s just a Vita.
- Luminous Arc Infinity: Also just for Vita. Wow, Luminous Arc is back!
Discount Ronpa on PSN ⊟
Danganronpa 2 comes out next week, so if you haven’t checked out the first PS Vita game yet, now’s a good time. A really good time, in fact: it’s on sale on PSN (North America) for 20 bucks right now!
Other cool deals worth noting: a sale on all PixelJunk games. I don’t have a PS Move but I’m really considering 4am for $2.50. That thing is absolutely brilliant. Oh, and Runner2 for less than five dollars! Image via nuclearcherries.
A few things I like about Akiba’s Trip ⊟
Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed is sort of a Yakuza-type modern-day Japan RPG thing; it attempts to be salacious, but also about otaku; it’s well-written (at least, in localization) but incessantly talky.
Uh, also, it took a long time for me to get into the actual gameplay, and then froze before I remembered to save, which is maybe half my fault. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that I don’t exactly know how I feel about it.
But I know there are some things I really like about this weird game.
TinyCast 040 - Mighty Junvolt
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TinyCast 40! With handheld releases starting to pick up, the TinyCast crew gathers to talk about Mighty Gunvolt, Yokai Watch toys, Phantom Breaker, and Akiba’s Trip.