104 posts tagged vita
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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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.
Please consider this Dangan Rooster ⊟
Here is a screenshot sent out by NIS America for Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, in which a robotic teddy bear points a magic wand at a rooster, with dramatic lighting and effects.
If I was not already totally looking forward to this game, these totally out of context images would definitely pique my interest. Like, what is going on here.
Catching up with Magical Beat ⊟
I’ve had Arc System Works’ Magical Beat for a few weeks now, and I haven’t really been able to post impressions for various, totally not exciting reasons. But I wanted to make sure you all knew about this neat Vita puzzler, because its concept totally captured my imagination – and it’s a fun execution of that concept!
"Anime," Atlus sales on PSN ⊟
Personas! A couple of sales going on PSN this week give you a chance to save on Japanese games. The “Anime Sale" has deals like BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend for $3.75 (w/Plus) and Ys I&II Chronicles for $7.49.
There’s also an Atlus sale, because of course there’s an Atlus sale, but it’s a good one! Lots of Sting games, Personas, and Banchos for $5 each!
Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd out November 18 ⊟
…in the US, November 21 elsewhere — for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. There’s also… pre-order DLC! Sure, why not. Pre-ordering the game from “select retailers” gets you the “Americana” costume, which is kind of American-ish, I guess. And GameStop pre-orders (and people who already have Project Diva F!) get an “Extra Character Pack” with three other Vocaloids.
La-Mulana Vita has a publisher ⊟
Rising Star Games will distribute the handheld release of the MSX-inspired action game (currently available on WiiWare and Windows), which is still due to come out this year.
The PS Vita version, La-Mulana EX, will have exclusive new content, but no idea what that is yet!
Great LE for that weird Danganronpa spinoff ⊟
Wow, the Famitsu DX Pack for Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo: Danganronpa Another Episode comes with a tote bag, a cool stained-glass-Monokuma mug, and like a weird Monokuma head you store your phone in! The Vita shooter (!) ships in September; Play-Asia’s got the set for $137.
If you haven’t seen this game yet, here’s a trailer after the break. It’s totally a shooter about yelling at Monokuma.