68 posts tagged psp
Fang is kind of a jerk
Did anyone shell out the $30 to cop Unchained Blades on eShop a few weeks ago? I hope this digital-only experiment (for what was a retail game in Japan) worked out for Xseed.
Megpoid the Music #
…is a music game coming out for PSP in Japan that is somehow not a Hatsune Miku game. It’s pretty close, though, based on a different Vocaloid synthesizer program published by the wonderfully named INTERNET Co. Ltd.
This comes out March 28 for … ¥9,429??? That’s like $105!
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Lost Heroes (3DS/PSP) gameplay footage. While the Super Robot Wars series is all strategy RPG stuff that my brain is incapable of comprehending, Lost Heroes looks much more like a traditional RPG – which just happens to star a bunch of famous robots, including various Gundams and the Ultraman family. That is something I would totally get down with.
Unfortunately, as with the SRW games, the variety of licensed characters, each with their own US license holder that would need to be dealt with, makes this an unlikely release outside of Japan.
That’s a lot of limited edition/kinda obscure handhelds! Wow, is that a Magic Knight Rayearth Game Gear?
See also: It's a tiny cartridge reunion [Via MagixButtons]
Little Battler eXperience W, a sequel from Level-5 coming to Vita and PSP. I still have yet to play more than a few minutes of the first one (at TGS a couple of years back), but the concept of toy Gundam-style models that kids pretend are real battling robots -– and often are real, tiny battling robots thanks to a conveniently unleashed government experiment –- has stayed with me. It’s a fun little brawler-type game, too.
Man, am I going to check out the LBX anime? Is that something I’m going to look into? I think maybe it is…
Buy: PS Vita See also: More PS Vita coverage [Via Andriasang]
Wow, PS Vita had a pretty great week — first with Sega’s announcement of an HD Jet Set Radio coming to the handheld this summer, and now Tribute’s XBLIG/PC title releasing for PS Vita, PSP, and PS3 via PS Minis in June.
The RPG/Breakout hybrid, which happens to feature a Tiny cameo that does not at all affect our opinion of this first-class game, will be priced at $3.99. Ukranian developer Beatshapers, which also handled Canabalt’s PS Minis conversion, helped with the port.
Kenka Bancho Bros. Battle Royale trailer. As a PSP game, this has no chance of ever being localized, but I am so down for synchronized street fighting with an AI-controlled Bro! It’s sort of like River City Ransom EX, but set in a fictionalized Tokyo and with much better choreography.
Buy: Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble See also: More Vita stuff, because our PSP tag isn't that great
Guild01 owners will have just about a month and a half to evaluate the Time Travelers demo before deciding whether they want the Level-5/Jiro Ishii future adventure game.
Level-5 announced today that Time Travelers will be released on PSP, Vita, and 3DS on July 12. No international release has been announced yet, but of course E3 is coming up, when some potential publisher (Ni no Kuni partner Namco Bandai?) could announce a localization.
Unchained Blades trailer. Released as a retail game in Japan, XSEED is localizing this dungeon RPG as an eShop game for 3DS, and as a PSN game for PSP.
It’s an experiment, one that takes kind of the opposite approach of the MonkeyPaw/Gaijinworks Kickstarter — a lower-cost digital release of a formerly physical game. It’s also an experiment I hope works out, because I want the doors to be thrown wide open for publishers to bring Japan-only 3DS games to the eShop. Imagine being able to play Code of Princess with no chance of anyone seeing you buy Code of Princess!
If you’re not tired of reading “best-of” lists for 2011 yet, I’ve picked out and written about the top five portable games of the year over at Gamasutra. You won’t find any surprises if you’ve followed our interests these last twelve months, but maybe you’ll get enjoy reading the intro, in which I talk about handheld gaming’s non-death.
I also contributed to Gamasutra’s “Top 10 Games of the Year”, offering a few spoiler-ish paragraphs on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and my honorable mentions.
[Image via Rinrin Mottiri Maroi]
Comparing the OLED/LCD screens of PS Vita, PSP, and 3DS screens with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd/3G.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that the 3DS’s 400x240 3.53-inch top-screen doesn’t really compare to the PS Vita’s 960x544 5-inch display — the screens on the DS line aren’t really a match for the PSP’s either, and everyone got over that quick. Portable gaming has rarely ever been about having the highest end hardware!
Preorder: PS Vita
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Sony announced today that the PS Vita will release in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australiasia, Africa, and the Middle East on February 22, 2012.
In the U.S., you’ll have two options for the system: WiFi only for $249.99, or 3G/WiFi or $299.99. If you plan on buying one, which version will you be picking up?
Speaking of hardware coming out in February, Capcom let it slip that the 3DS Expansion Slide Pad will be out in time for Resident Evil: Revelations’ release on February 7, 2012. I have a feeling the Frankenstick accessory will launch alongside that game, what with it being one of the bigger titles boasting support for it.
Preorder: PS Vita
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