92 posts tagged 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.
htoL#NiQ, Criminal Girls coming to Vita in NA/EU ⊟
No, that isn’t me mashing the keyboard in frustration; NIS America announced at Anime Expo that it will publish the Vita adventure game htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary on PSN in North America and Europe this fall. That title makes even less sense in English than in Japanese.
In this atmospheric title, you’ll use the Vita’s touchscreen and rear touch pad to navigate a young girl through dangerous ruins. Two fairies – one operating in light, and the other in shadow – must work in tandem to uncover this girl’s memories and save her from the darkest of fates.
NIS will also publish… Criminal Girls: Invite Only in 2015. In case you somehow haven’t been following this series, you play the warden of a women’s prison in Hell, charged with rehabilitating girls representing the seven deadly sins, by making them fight other inmates in RPG battles. This is an Imageepoch jam. I don’t know what that means anymore.
Hatsune Miku Project Diva f 2nd has English subtitles ⊟
Possibly in response to certain criticisms from certain websites, the lyrics for the songs in Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2nd for PS Vita and PS3 will be subtitled in English, instead of transliterated Japanese. According to this Polygon interview, you’ll be able to switch between English, Japanese, and romanized Japanese subtitles.
"It’s not only a challenge for the localizers, but there’s actually a whole internal group process," producer Sam Mullen told Polygon. "We have to get everybody on board at Japan, and we have to get all the songwriters at home on board as well because it’s their song, we’re doing work for them and they have to give us their approval." Did not think about that!
Polygon’s had some really great Miku stuff lately, weirdly enough. It doesn’t feel like a “big website” topic, but you don’t see me putting together a thing like that over here.
Natural Doctrine LE ⊟
I’m totally not a limited-edition person (large print run of JCs, hurr) but NIS America has been on point with its LEs lately. The upcoming NIS Store-exclusive version of Natural Doctrine for Vita comes with a poster, art book, and 9”x 3.14”x 11.8” “Explorer’s Bag,” a nicely useful-looking item!
It ships September 16 for $60. And if, like me, you hadn’t been paying much attention to Natural Doctrine because it’s titled “NAtURAL DOCtRINE”, here’s the premise of the strategy game by Kadokawa Game Studio:
Seasoned explorers and novices alike venture underground into dangerous caves to collect the coveted material known as Pluton. On your first trip into the depths of these mines, your company of explorers quickly realizes that things may be more dire than you had imagined when you encounter a brand-new type of evil lurking below the surface. Will your band of explorers be able to defeat this new threat and warn the kingdom of their presence before it’s too late?
You can also get the game (LE or standard) on PS4 and PS3.