Tag Archives: PS Vita

Playstation Store Update for September 25th

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It was rumored last week that Grand Theft Auto III would be making its way to the Playstation Store tomorrow, and it turns out those rumors were spot on. There are several other games that will also be available for your purchasing pleasure after the update tomorrow. These are the games you can expect to find:

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Dead or Alive 5

Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

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LittleBigPlanet

FIFA Soccer 13

Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time Release Date Announced

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The official release date for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has been revealed, and it will be releasing in North America on February 5, 2013. An official European release date has yet to be announced.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be one of several new titles that will be incorporated into Sony’s “Cross-Buy” program, in which if someone purchases the game for the PS3 they will automatically get it for the PS Vita as well for no extra charge, and vice-versa.

If you are a Sly Cooper fan make sure to remember that release date and check back with us in the coming months for more information on the game.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss PS Vita Review – Vita’s Perfect Complement

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Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: SCE Bend Studio
Genre: Third-Person Action Adventure
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
Release Date: February 14, 2012
ESRB: T – Teen

The Uncharted series since its debut has been recognized as a blockbuster Hollywood action flick clustered into gaming. It has managed to blend high intensity action sequences, beautifully orchestrated scores and gorgeous aesthetics into one gaudy and unparalleled package. Now the franchise is ready to explore new waters in the depths of portable gaming with the introduction of Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Naughty Dog has passed the baton onto SCE Bend Studio to undertake this massive project. Does the series establish a successful transition onto the portable screen or should Nathan Drake take his future endeavors elsewhere?

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Coming to Vita this Summer

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The Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will launch on the PlayStation Vita in Japan June 28, and will make its way to the west sometime this summer.

Similar to the PS3 version, the Vita version will include Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, with graphical upgrades, trophy support and altered controls to take advantage of the Vita’s touch-panels.

Here’s what Konami Digital Entertainment General Manager Martin Schneider had to say:

“We’re confident that users will be pleased with the new innovations Kojima Productions have implemented with the new PlayStation Vita iterations, offering a truly unique experience for this exciting new format.”

There was no mention of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Further details, like pricing and an exact release date were not given.

Play Reveals Big Games Coming to Vita

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UK Online retailer Play.com has unintentionally revealed some heavy hitters coming soon to the PS Vita.  These titles consist of big names such as Monster Hunter Portable 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Nights, Final Fantasy Type-O and Tales of Innocence R. All of these games are currently listed for pre-order. It’s likely all of the mentioned games will make an appearance in North America as well.

Sony previously announced that they will be revealing new Vita titles next week. Did Play beat Sony to the punch? We shall find out next week.

In the meantime, check out Monster Hunter Portable 3 on Play’s webpage.

Source: ign

MotorStorm RC Free for a Limited Time on Vita

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After taking a sizable chunk out of the bill money or the college fund and buying a Vita for upwards of $250, your probably smitten with the hardware but lacking in software. I’m guessing the average PS Vita owner has two games, if that. It’s ok – I have a solution, courtesy of Scion, and it’s a free game.

MotorStorm RC is already out in the UK, but tomorrow it arrives on the North American PlayStation Store. According to the PlayStation Blog, a deal with Scion will allow players (NA only) to download the Vita version tomorrow for free. Even cooler: the PlayStation 3 version will be launching this week for $9.99, but downloading the Vita version also unlocks the PS3 version (for free). It will be a limited time offer, though, so don’t wait.

Source: PlayStation Blog

PS Vita’s Gravity Rush Arrives on June 12th

Today Sony has announced that their innovative and original action-adventure title, Gravity Rush, will arrive on June 12th in North America. The game features gorgeous cel-shaded visuals and utilizes the Vita’s motion sensor and touch capabilities. Gravity Rush looks very promising, but I’ll let this trailer do the rest of the talking:

More info on Gravity Rush @ the Official PlayStation Blog

Touch My Katamari PS Vita Review – Enter the Royal Rainbow

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Publisher: Namco Bandai Games
Developer:
Namco Bandai Games
Genre: 
Vehicular Combat
Platforms:
PlayStation Vita
Release Date:
February 22, 2012
ESRB:
E+10

I’ve been a fan of the Katamari Damacy series since its debut back on the PS2. There’s just something about its unique gameplay, humor, and brilliant soundtrack that helps to deliver an unparallel experience. Touch My Katamari is the newest installment, introducing new gameplay elements and challenges. It’s definitely not the best title to grace Sony’s next generation portables launch lineup, but it definitely offers some delight.

“Welcome to PlayStation Vita” Video Tour

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Playstation Vita’s February 22nd launch is on the horizon, and Sony is making sure consumers are informed of the Vita’s assortment of features. The Playstation Blog has posted a video to do just that.

In the video, Guy Longworth, Senior VP of PlayStation Brand Marketing, and John Koller, Senior Director of Playstation Handhelds, educate on the features and benefits of the PS Vita.

You can check out the video below. (Grab some popcorn, it’s 12-minutes long.)

PS Vita and PS3 CrossPlay Detailed in Video

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When the PSP launched back in 2005, there was a created perception that cross platform integration was going to be one of the huge draws of this new powerful, portable device. Once the PS3 released, you were going to have all these options; playing via remote play, sharing media, and so on. The two devices would work harmoniously together, so having both the PS3 and PSP would only make your experience richer, right?

Well, not really. The push for this seamless integration never really came. Sure, my PS3 turned into a hub of sorts, allowing me to download pictures, videos, themes, demos, and games, but all of this was just as easily accomplished on PC. Even remote play, which still has a designated spot on the XMB to this day, became little more than an annoyance that kicked my screen into standard depth after accidentally clicking on it.

But Sony is looking to avoid the missteps of the original PlayStation Portable. This time around – with the Vita – they want the device to truly complement the PlayStation 3. “Cross Play” seems to be on the agenda for making this cohesiveness a reality, and the video below gives more info on the subject.