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  • News Valhalla Knights 3 Strides into North America This Fall

    Follow the leader

    Not content with this morning’s Killer Is Dead confirmation, XSEED Games has announced that it will be bringing Valhalla Knights 3 to North America this Fall. The customisable PlayStation Vita exclusive will allow you to select from a list of 21 different jobs and seven races to create the perfect party. We fancy building an army...

  • News Doodle God Combines the Elements on Vita Today

    Knocking on heaven's door

    If you fancy yourself a bit of a budding deity, then SPL’s upcoming PlayStation Vita puzzler Doodle God might be right up your alley. The scientific simulator sees you assuming the role of a god, and mixing and matching elements in order to create new ones. These are then used to fill blank worlds with fresh properties...

  • News Capcom Revives Resident Evil: Revelations for PlayStation 3

    Blowing up on the big screen

    As expected, Capcom has announced that Resident Evil: Revelations will shuffle onto the PlayStation 3 later this year. The former Nintendo 3DS exclusive will launch as both a boxed title and a digital download on 21st May in North America and 24th May in Europe. It will set you back the slightly reduced sum of...

  • News Milestone Wheeling Out MotoGP 13 for PS3 and Vita

    Kick starter

    Following the closure of previous developer Monumental Games, Milestone has announced that it’s taken the handlebars of the official MotoGP license, announcing MotoGP 13 for PlayStation 3 and Vita. The title's set to release at some point in June. The Italian outfit promises to have “re-invented” the franchise, with new physics...

  • News Disney Infinity Goes Above and Beyond Skylanders This Year

    Deep pockets

    It was inevitable, wasn’t it? After muted rumours, Disney Interactive has announced Disney Infinity, a brand new PlayStation 3 sandbox title powered by toys based on characters from the illustrious filmmaker’s storied history. The title’s set to launch this June, which is sure to have Skylanders publisher Activision quaking in...

  • News Alien Breed Infects the PS3 and Vita Next Month

    They're coming out of the walls

    Not content with its recent PlayStation Mobile port, Team 17 has announced that its retro run-and-gun arcade blaster Alien Breed is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and Vita next month. The British studio – which is best known for its anthropomorphic annelids – is aiming to take advantage of various cross-platform...

  • News LittleBigPlanet 2: Extras Edition Swings onto PlayStation 3

    The one that you want

    If you’re still yet to fully embed yourself in the creative landscape of LittleBigPlanet 2, then Sony has a tantalising proposition for you in the guise of the upcoming Extras Edition. The upgraded retail package will not only come equipped with the original adventure, but will also boast a bevy of burlap bonuses for you to...

  • News Velocity Ultra Warps onto PS Vita with New Visuals and Trophies

    We chat to FuturLab to find out more

    Velocity, the undisputed king of the PlayStation Minis catalogue, is getting a full PlayStation Vita overhaul later this year. After a solid month of teasing, Brighton-based developer FuturLab has warped through the stratosphere to confirm the existence of

  • News Capcom Arcade Cabinet Turning Back Time in Japan

    Acceptable in the 80s

    We’ve never quite understood the fascination with using modern hardware to emulate ancient experiences, but it’s big business – and now Capcom is looking to get into the lucrative market. Chatting in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, the publisher has revealed Capcom Arcade Cabinet, a free application for the...

  • News LEGO Uncovers the Legends of Chima for PlayStation Vita

    Fighting fantasy

    While the well of new third-party PlayStation Vita content may be a little bit dry, one property you can always count on is LEGO. Warner Bros has announced that it will be releasing LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey on Sony’s handheld this summer, a fantasy quest set in a brand new universe occupied by magical animal tribes...

December2012

November2012

  • News BreakQuest: Extra Evolution Is Bouncing onto PlayStation Vita

    Going native

    Beatshapers’ brilliant PlayStation Mini BreakQuest: Extra Evolution is bouncing onto the PlayStation Vita as a native release, the developer has told us. That means that the title will now boast Trophies, improved visuals, and online scoreboards. “We got the approval from Sony two weeks ago and are pushing it hard,” gaffer Alexey...

  • News The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Is Coming to PS3 and Vita

    Brought to life

    Edmund McMillen has confirmed that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The game was teased earlier today, but now the outspoken developer has provided some firm details for you to sink your teeth into. The re-release will include the full original game, alongside the Wrath of the

  • News Nicalis Resurrects The Binding of Isaac for Consoles

    Born again

    Edmund McMillen’s macabre indie darling The Binding of Isaac is heading to consoles, according to a post-mortem of the PC release. The dark, biblical adventure will be ported to various PlayStation platforms – though there’s currently no confirmation of which – by Nicalis, who will add online co-op, revamped graphics, and two...

  • News MLB 13 The Show Strikes PS3 and Vita on 5th March

    Home run

    It may only feel like a few months since the last baseball title launched on PlayStation 3 and Vita (protip: it was), but that’s not stopping Sony from readying MLB 13 The Show for 5th March. The sequel to the popular sports simulation will include a number of new features, including a Playoff option, a beginner setting, and general...

  • News Sony Deals Uncharted: Fight for Fortune onto Vita This Winter

    Plunder the pot

    Nathan Drake is set to embark on a brand new adventure this December – in the form of turn-based card game Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. The upcoming PlayStation Vita title – which is in development at Sony Bend and One Loop Games – was leaked earlier in the year, when an errant software rating was spotted online. We suspect...

October2012

  • News Tales of Hearts R Being Recited on PlayStation Vita

    Once upon a time

    Those of you that have been begging for more RPGs on the PlayStation Vita will be excited to learn that Namco Bandai has announced Tales of Hearts R for the handheld. The remake of the former Nintendo DS exclusive will include fresh story events, full voice acting, and a new character named Calcedony Arkham. It’ll also be...

  • News Demon's Gaze Is PlayStation Vita's Next Big Dungeon Crawler

    Hot off the press

    Famitsu magazine is always a bubbling hot-pot of new video game announcements, and this week’s edition is no different. The Japanese gaming bible has raised the curtain on a new PlayStation Vita dungeon crawler named Demon's Gaze. The title is in development at Experience Inc, who is best known for making PSP adventure Students...

  • News Yes, Sonic the Fighters Is Coming to the PSN

    Don't shoot the messenger

    Following weeks of speculation, SEGA has finally confirmed that Sonic the Fighters is coming to the PlayStation Network. As predicted, the terrible arcade fighting game will release alongside fellow Model 2 titles Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers. You’ll be able to purchase all three games for ¥800 (roughly $10) in...

  • News Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut Spooks PS3 in 2013

    Better late than never

    We’re not sure whether this is good news or bad news, but Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut is officially coming to the PlayStation 3 next year. The polarizing survival horror title – which launched on the Xbox 360 in 2010 – will ship with a host of additional features, including HD graphics (?), an updated...

  • News ToeJam & Earl Struts onto the PlayStation Network Next Month

    Hum the bassline

    ToeJam & Earl’s frantic hunt for spaceship parts will continue on the PlayStation Network next month, when the SEGA Mega Drive classic arrives on Sony’s digital storefront. The original Rogue-like will be joined by its less impressive side-scroller sequel, Panic on Funkotron. You’ll be able to purchase the funky...

  • News Burn the Rope Scorches European Vitas Next Week

    Playing with fire

    Cutting the rope is way overrated. Didn’t you know that it’s all about burning the rope these days? Ringzero Game Studio has taken to the European PlayStation Blog to announce that its pick-up and play micro-game Burn the Rope is coming to the Vita next week. Unsurprisingly, the game will find you burning ropes using a...

  • News FuturLab Reveals Fuel Tiracas for PlayStation Mobile

    Simon says

    Velocity developer FuturLab has finally raised the curtain on its super secret PlayStation Mobile launch title, Fuel Tiracas. The title – which the studio teased with an irritating trailer yesterday – is the summation of eight weeks' work, and subsequently represents the Brighton-based studio’s simplest game to date. But what is it...

September2012

  • News Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New N' Tasty! Coming to PS3 and Vita

    Oddball remake on the way

    After months of teasing, Just Add Water has finally raised the curtain on Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New N' Tasty! – its complete overhaul of the popular 1997 PSone favourite. Speaking at a panel during the Eurogamer Expo earlier today, the studio revealed that the game will take advantage of a new 3D engine with an enhanced...

  • News Earth Defense Force 2017 Protecting North American Vitas

    A bug's life

    To celebrate the release of Earth Defense Forces 3 Portable in Japan, D3 Publisher has announced that the game’s heading overseas. Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable – as it will be named on Western shores – will arrive on North American consoles at some point in the near future. Unfortunately, the company has yet to announce a...

  • News Rainbow Moon Is Strolling onto the PlayStation Vita

    By popular demand

    After months of lobbying from rabid fans, Eastasiasoft has announced that its excellent SRPG Rainbow Moon is heading to the PlayStation Vita. The studio was apparently inundated with requests to port the title following the successful release of the PS3 game, giving the developer the incentive it needed to commit to the handheld...

  • News The Original Mass Effect Is Coming to PlayStation 3

    Weird

    If you’re a PlayStation 3-only owner, your addiction to the Mass Effect franchise probably started with the second game. After all, the original title was published by Microsoft as an Xbox 360 exclusive way back in 2007 – but now it’s finally coming to the PlayStation 3. The Mass Effect Trilogy will launch at some point in the near...

  • News Joe Danger 2: The Movie Is Riding onto the PSN After All

    Bigger and better

    Would you like to hear the good news, or the even better news? Let’s start with the good: Hello Games has confirmed that Joe Danger 2: The Movie is coming to the PlayStation Network within the “next couple of weeks”. As for the even better news – it’s going to boast at least 10 hours of additional content. The build up...

  • News Kingdom Hearts Is Finally Getting Remixed in HD for PS3

    Calm down

    After years of Chris Crocker-esque pleading from fans of the franchise, Kingdom Hearts is finally coming to the PlayStation 3. Publisher Square Enix announced the glad tidings overnight, stating that it will be re-mastering the original PS2 title alongside Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in HD. The...

  • News Muramasa: The Demon Blade Attacks PlayStation Vita

    Take a stab

    Vanillaware's exceptionally beautiful Nintendo Wii title Muramasa: The Demon Blade is being ported to the PlayStation Vita, it was revealed during Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today. The game will release on 28th March in Japan, and will be expanded by DLC. The game's only been confirmed for Japan so far, but we'd be...

  • News God Eater 2 Bursts onto PlayStation Vita Next Year

    Hearty appetite

    The Tokyo Game Show has already got off to stellar start for Sony – and, perhaps most importantly, the PlayStation Vita. Publisher Namco Bandai has announced that it will be bringing the Monster Hunter-esque God Eater 2 to the platform holder's new handheld next year. Players will be able to choose between the PSP or Vita versions,...

  • News EA Unceremoniously Announces Dragon Age III: Inquisition

    Oh

    It’s probably telling that Dragon Age III: Inquisition’s announcement flew straight over our heads. We spend all day, everyday scouting out the best PlayStation 3 news – but this announcement didn’t come with the fervour that typically accompanies a big sequel reveal. “More Dragon Age?” pondered drowsy voices around the Push Square...

  • News Dokuro Chalks Up October Release Date on PlayStation Vita

    No bones about it

    Dokuro may be a puzzle-platformer with an innovative hand-drawn art style on the surface, but it has a relatable metaphor concealed within. The PlayStation Vita exclusive tells the tale of a skeleton man who falls in love with a princess. The problem is, the aforementioned heir has been captured by the protagonist’s boss, the...

  • News Killzone HD Fires onto PlayStation Network Next Month

    Hel-gasp

    You won’t need to pick up a copy of the Killzone Trilogy in order to play the re-mastered version of the franchise’s debut – Killzone HD is also set to explode onto the PlayStation Store. The popular PS2 title will be available as a standalone release on 23rd October in North America and 24th October in Europe. In addition to...

  • News Earth Defense Forces 4 Protects PS3 Next Year

    More buggy antics

    The upcoming PlayStation Vita port of Earth Defense Forces 3 clearly isn’t enough to sate Japan’s hunger for oversized bugs – series overlord D3Publisher has announced that follow-up Earth Defense Forces 4 is also currently in development for PS3. The sequel promises to stick closely to the blueprint of previous entries,...

  • News Let's Fish! Hooks PlayStation Vita This Fall

    Reely good news

    Wired Productions is aiming to make a splash this fall with Let’s Fish! Hooked On for PlayStation Vita. The arcade fishing title is the product of renowned Tokyo-based studio SIMS, who previously worked on SEGA Bass Fishing and Ape Escape for PSP. It features a striking anime art style, illustrated by manga luminary Poyoyon Rock...

  • News Square Enix Reveals Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    Back for more

    At an anniversary event in Japan overnight, Square Enix revealed Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The title – which was teased several weeks ago – will pick up directly after the events of Final Fantasy XIII-2, and will conclude protagonist Lightning’s story arc. Once again, you’ll take control of the flame haired...

August2012

  • News Team Bondi Reveals PlayStation 4 Title Whore of the Orient

    Period piece

    Controversial L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi has risen from its resting place to announce a brand new PlayStation 4 title named Whore of the Orient. The game was rumoured some time ago, but has now been officially confirmed on the developer's website. The game itself is set in Shanghai in 1936, and promises to explore "the most...

  • News Hideo Kojima Reveals Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

    Stunning sequel

    Hideo Kojima has marked Metal Gear’s 25th anniversary with a customary bang, announcing a brand new entry in the series named Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. Attendees at an overnight birthday bash were wowed by a real-time gameplay demo which showed protagonist Big Boss infiltrating a rain-drenched compound, before offing a...

  • News Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Is Coming to PS3

    Greener on the other side

    And so it starts. Sony has announced that it will be porting the PlayStation Vita version of Hot Shots Golf to the PS3. The re-release – which is currently only confirmed for Japan – will launch with the same name as its handheld counterpart. In this instance, that’s Minna no Golf 6. The console version will support...

  • News Plants vs. Zombies Sequel Grows onto Consoles Next Year

    Over the prune

    Quirky tower defence smash hit Plants vs. Zombies is getting a follow-up next year, developer PopCap Games has announced. The studio is currently sprinkling Miracle-Gro onto the secretive sequel, but couldn’t resist confirming the exciting news. The game will feature more plant and zombie types than ever before. It’ll also boast...

  • News Media Molecule Reveals Beautiful Vita Title Tearaway

    Spellbinding

    Media Molecule made an unexpected cameo during Sony’s GamesCom 2012 press conference this evening to announce Tearaway, a gorgeous new PlayStation Vita exclusive set in a papercraft world. The game features a cutesy protagonist named Iota – spotted in a promotional banner earlier today – and sees players embark on a 3D adventure...

  • News Hitman: Absolution Features Asynchronous Multiplayer Mode

    Follow the leader

    Upcoming murder simulator Hitman: Absolution will feature an asynchronous multiplayer mode named Contracts, developer IO Interactive has announced. Inspired by the custom challenges created by fans of the previous games, the mode will allow you to direct your own scenarios by playing missions – and then upload your custom...

  • News Resident Evil 6 Will Have an Online Stat-Tracking Service

    Unexpected

    Resident Evil 6 will be complemented by a free online stat-tracking service, publisher Capcom has announced. ResidentEvil.net will log data on your activities, and serve up a number of in-game rewards. The service will track your battle reports, details on the weapons you've used and more. It’ll also update your stats for Mercenaries...

  • News Capcom Reveals Remember Me for PS3

    Never forget

    This time last year there was rampant speculation that Sony was about to announce a brand new exclusive title from DONTNOD Entertainment. That game turned out to be a multiplatform project without a publisher called Adrift. Despite the silence of the French upstart over the past 12 months, Adrift has re-emerged this morning under the...

  • News You'll Be Able to Play Taiko Drum Master in Yakuza 5

    Could this game get any better?

    Yakuza 5 has continued its pursuit towards ultimate epicness by announcing that Namco Bandai’s Taiko Drum Master will appear as a playable arcade cabinet within the open-world adventure. Arcade mini-games are no stranger to SEGA’s successful series, but this marks the first time that the publisher has teamed up...

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