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More good news for JRPG fans, and those looking for another reason to own a Vita. Altus announced this morning that Persona 4 Golden, a remake of the popular Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, would be coming to North America this fall exclusively for the PlayStation Vita.
The Vita edition of the game promises some additional features that weren’t in the original. On top of the graphical upgrade to take advantage of the Vita’s crisp screen, the game will include more dialogue and a “new online dungeon rescue feature” that will allow players to reach out for assistance from other players when they’re close to death. Also, there will be new events, new personas and a new character character named “Mary” as well.
Ok, it’s official. I want a Vita.
The Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2 will have a fair amount of integration with its PC counterpart, but they won’t be released alongside one another, according to Sega. The handheld version is set for a 2013 release, where as the PC version is still coming sometime this year.
Sega said that PSO II on Vita is still in the early stages of development and, as of now, is only about 10% complete. Andriasang posted the first screens, which reflect the need for that extra 90% – they’re a bit rough around the edges.
Today, a number of new and exciting titles have been announced for Sony’s new portable gaming device. Amongst these games is Sega’s highly anticipated sequel to their popular Action-RPG series, Phantasy Star Online II. Previously PSO II was slated for an exclusive release on the PC, but now it appears this is no longer the case. The best part of this news is that both Vita and PC owners will play on the same server and players will be able to transfer their character profile across both platforms. No official word on a North American release date, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as more information becomes available.
I’m overjoyed by this announcement. I spent hundreds of hours with the original PSO and it looks like this latest installment will be no different.
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.
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
In celebration of SFxT’s upcoming release on March 6, Capcom held a launch party in downtown Los Angeles. While there, Shacknews had the opportunity to catch up with Seth Killian, asking about the recent reveal of exclusive characters for Vita, and whether or not those characters would be ever be seen on consoles. Killian confirmed that console players would get them at some point:
We’ll find a way to make sure that console fans are happy, as well.
Unfortunately, he gave no specifics on when or how these characters would be distributed. The Vita version is launching in fall, so don’t expect them anytime soon.
As it turns out, the Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken will have the most packed roster of all. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter, Capcom today announced twelve additional characters that’ll be included on Vita. In addition to the PS3/Vita exclusive PAC-Man, Mega Man, Cole, Toro and Kuro; the vita version will also include Street Fighter’s Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy and Sakura, and Tekken’s Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson and Lei Wulong.
Previously, Xbox 360 owners found themselves not being too concerned with Sony’s exclusive characters, mainly because they weren’t really characters any fighting-game fan would care to have (Fat Mega Man!? C’mon!), but this update reveals important characters to both franchises, characters that could be fan favorites. Capcom is planning on supporting the game with loads of DLC, though, and with the Vita version launching in fall of 2012, there’s a good chance these characters will be downloadable on consoles and maybe even PC.
Yesterday, we learned of the $50 million Sony’s planning to invest in marketing the PlayStation Vita’s launch, “the largest platform launch in terms of marketing” in PlayStation’s history, according to Sony’s senior director of handhelds John Koller.
It’s a bit odd that so close to launch, we’re finally just now hearing of a marketing push. I was almost certain my prediction that Sony had air time for a Super Bowl commercial was an accurate one, and looking back it really seems like a missed opportunity on their part. But I digress.
Sony begins the Vita’s marketing campaign with this “The World Is In Play” commercial (not the Japanese Harrison Ford commercial, thankfully). Check below.
This past Saturday, the Playstation Vita released in Japan. While the system’s North American release isn’t until February 22nd, the official launch line-up has been revealed. The full list of launch titles were detailed in a recent post on the Playstation.Blog and now I bring them to you.
It was recently revealed by the Associated Press that Sony could see a loss of $1.2 billion by the end of the fiscal year. This is a much greater number than the originally projected loss of $769 million. These numbers represent Sony as a whole and not just the PlayStation division.
This is nothing new for Sony as they have seen a loss for four straight years. Executive Deputy President of Sony, Kaz Hirai shared his feelings on the matter. “Management is feeling a serious sense of crisis about the seven years of losses,” continuing that he “promise’s to lead the turnaround to get [Sony] out of the red.”
Sony is going to be launching the Playstation Vita very soon. Will the new system help Sony during their economic woes?