An “amazing” new game for the PlayStation Vita is coming according to SCEE Senior Business Development, Shahid Ahmad.
Oh and there is an AMAZING big title coming to Vita. I can’t tell you anything about it, except that you are gonna be hooked for hours.—
Shahid Kamal Ahmad (@shahidkamal) May 09, 2013
It seems like Grand Theft Auto V won’t be the only entry in the series to make a comeback this year, as ESBR has listed both Grand Theft Auto 1 and 2 for the PlayStation Network.
Platforms: PlayStation 3 / Vita Genre: 2D Action-Platformer
Developer: Drinkbox Studios Publisher: Drinkbox Studios
Platform Reviewed on: PlayStation 3
Guacamelee! is Drinkbox Studio’s latest endeavor and it clearly stands as the best game their studio has ever developed. Having played and thoroughly enjoyed their previous games, Guacamelee feels like a major step for the studio, offering so much more than I expected.This 2D Metroid-Vania platformer utilizes PlayStation’s cross-save and cross-buy functionality, which allows players to transfer their saves between PS3 and Vita since they receive both versions with one purchase.
Guacamelee never takes itself seriously, which is an admiring charm the game possesses. It allows itself to make some genuinely laugh-out-loud dialogue while producing a story as crazy as it is fun to experience. Read the rest of this entry
Earlier this year we reported Hotline Miami will be making its way to PlayStation 3 and Vita, the 2012 indie-PC hit will utilise Cross-Buy allowing players to receive both versions of the game when purchased.
Developer Dennaton have released a new trailer, showcasing the game on both Sony consoles. It also states the game will release “Spring 2013″ instead of Summer 2013, as we originally reported.
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Yesterday during the PlayStation Vita live-stream from Japan, SCEJ President Hiroshi Kawano announced a price drop for the device in Japan. The handheld Sony system is now only 19,980 Yen.
With the price drop being announced for Japan, I reached out to Sony Computer Entertainment Australia about the possibility of the system receiving a price drop in Australia. Read the rest of this entry
Sony announced on the Playstation Blog the release date for Killzone: Mercenary, which is September 17th for North America and September 18th for the rest of the world. In the post by Producer at Guerilla Games, Poria Torkan announced the release date along with a brand new trailer, shown below, and new images which were released on the Playstation Blog Europe but not the US version.
As part of the PS Plus update for February will see Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus will be available on the PlayStation store for free, Team NINJA issued some details on the sequel and when it’ll be available on the PS Vita.
Australian games developer Nnooo has announced that their latest game escapeVektor will be released on the PlayStation Vita 19, just in time for the Christmas season. It will be released in Europe, Australia and New Zealand and will €9.99/AUD$15.95/NZD$18.90.
If you are unaware escapeVektor is a retro inspired arcade game, you played as Vektor an entity trapped inside the players CPU. You must help Vektor escape by navigating through obstacles and avoiding enemies along the way. By completing levels players will unlock new abilities to help Vektor on his journey; you will also unlock old pieces of code which contain memories of Vektor’s past.
escapeVektor follows last year’s critically acclaimed and award winning release of escapeVektor: Chapter 1. The game was initially planned to be a 4-chapter series, but Nnooo have decided to combine all the chapters into one full fledged PlayStation Vita experience.
Nic Watt, the creative director at Nnooo explained what will be in store for players of escapeVektor, “There are 150 levels in escapeVektor, spread across 27 different worlds, we have also included additional enemies and obstacles, 3 types of online leaderboards and a new Wildcard system” Players will be able to compare their scores for every level with friends, other players in their area and even worldwide. Completing a level for the first time or beating previous high score for that level, will award players with a wildcard. These wildcards can be played before a level and have a chance at doubling players score for that level, however if they do not finish the level, that wildcard is lost and no score multiplayer will take effect.
escapeVektor will also use near functionality to allow players to drop wildcards for others to collect and use in their game. “The game uses the unique features of each handheld device” further explained Watt. “On the PS Vita we use the gyroscope and the touchscreen to adjust the camera angle and move Vektor around in the overworld maps”
Nnooo’s latest project will be released on PlayStation Vita in other markets, with further details to be released. escapeVektor is released in a few days time and it is nice to see Australians working so hard so close to the Holiday season.
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