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May2012

  • News Scourge: Outbreak Infests PSN This Summer

    Kill anything that moves

    Spanish developer Tragnarion Studios has announced a brand new shooter set for release on PSN this summer. Entitled Scourge: Outbreak, the sci-fi adventure puts you in “control of Echo Squad, an elite group of mercenaries hired to deal a decisive blow against the power-hungry Nogari Corporation". In order to help you...

  • News Super Hang-On Races onto PlayStation Network Next Week

    Vintage collection

    No console is complete without a full compilation of SEGA classics, and so we’re pleased to report that the Japanese publisher is extending its Vintage Collection range for PSN next week. Headlining the additions (for us at least) is the arcade version of the brilliant Super Hang-On. Sadly it doesn’t come with a motorcycle for...

  • News Superbrothers and Jim Guthrie Rock into Sound Shapes

    A sensational treat

    Awesome audio visual collaborators Superbrothers and Jim Guthrie have announced their involvement in Queasy Games’ upcoming Sound Shapes for Vita. The duo – who previously combined for 2011’s brilliant Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP – will contribute an “album” to the upcoming Vita platformer named CORPOREAL...

  • News Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Sneaking onto Vita

    Day and date

    The upcoming Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is no longer a PS3 exclusive – the title will also launch on PlayStation Vita. You’ll be able to pick up the handheld adventure on the same day as the home console release. The two titles will feature cloud save support, allowing you to continue your progress on the go. Furthermore, the Vita...

  • News Lost Planet Spin-Off Discovered on PS3

    Hide and seek

    Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has raised the curtain on EX Troopers this week, a new PS3 title that’s pitched as a spin-off to the Lost Planet series. The game will take place in a kind of educational academy, and details the fight between the snow pirates and Akrid aliens on EDN-3rd. It’ll feature anime cut-scenes, similar to...

  • News Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked Shoots onto PSN

    Clank you believe it?

    The upcoming Ratchet & Clank Collection may boast three PS2 titles from Insomniac Games’ comical platforming franchise, but it doesn't include the full set. Indeed, the compilation is missing out on the co-operative Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked, which launched relatively late in the PS2’s lifespan. Thankfully, while...

  • News Zombie Tycoon 2 Shuffles onto PS3 and Vita

    Eat flesh

    Adding to the tally of cross compatible PS3 and Vita titles, Canadian developer Frima Studio has officially raised the curtain on Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge. The sequel to 2009’s PlayStation Mini promises to expand upon the original’s silly sense of humour and real-time strategy gameplay. It will include new zombies, sharper...

  • News Giggidy, It's a New Family Guy Video Game

    Open the Griffin door once more

    Fox's incredibly popular Family Guy series is getting another bite of the gaming apple this year with Activision's Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse. Currently only announced for 'consoles' — which you can bet means PS3 — it's set for release this autumn, though that's about all we know aside from the usual...

  • News Ragnarok Odyssey Stomps onto Western Vitas This Year

    Orgarhythm too

    XSEED may have scrapped plans to release Vanillaware’s gorgeous Grand Knights History overseas, but it has replaced the PSP RPG with a handful of hotly anticipated Vita titles. The localisation specialist has confirmed that it will be bringing the Monster Hunter-inspired Ragnarok Odyssey to North America, in addition to Acquire’s...

  • News Saints Row: The Third April Fools' Gag is No Longer a Joke

    Sucker punch

    If you thought Saints Row: The Third’s “Enter the Dominatrix” April Fools’ gag was nothing but a silly joke, well, the punch line’s on you, friend. In a brilliant press release sent out to the media this afternoon, publisher THQ has officially confirmed the standalone expansion for release at retail this Fall. It’ll cost you...

  • News Persona 4: The Golden Enriches Vita This Fall

    Something golden

    Atlus has confirmed that the heavily anticipated Persona 4: The Golden will arrive in North America this Fall. The expanded Vita RPG is scheduled to release in Japan on 15th June, but, up until now, a Western release was unconfirmed. The Golden is an updated version of the PS2 title that launched in 2008. It includes a new...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Confirmed, Out 13th November

    Surprise!

    Activision's just confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for PS3 will hit worldwide on 13th November. The date accompanied a reveal trailer — published perhaps a little prematurely — that we'll bring to you as soon as it's up. It's so far only announced for PS3 but we know Call of Duty Vita is still on the way. Are you keen to take up...

April2012

  • News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transforms to PS3 & Vita

    Get ready to race

    IGN's lifted the lid on SEGA's next character crossover, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The mouthful of a title is coming to PS3 and Vita later this year. The transformed of the title refers to the vehicles' ability to transform into cars, boats and planes, but also the course's tendency to change and morph over time:...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is Real, This Trailer Proves It

    PaRappa!

    Sony's finally confirmed what we've all known for months — PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is real, and it's coming to PS3 later this year. SuperBot took to the PlayStation Blog to discuss its new brawler, an "accessible yet deep" fighter it hopes will bring all PlayStation fans together. It's only a quick taster, with the...

  • News Scratch Your Head over Monster Hunter Puzzle Spin-Off

    For PSP

    When Capcom teased last week that it was going to reveal a new game in the next issue of Famitsu magazine, the Internet was sent into a predictable frenzy. Could it be the long awaited Monster Hunter title for Vita? Well, it is a new title in the Monster Hunter series – just a puzzle spin-off for PSP. Disappointment aside, the game...

  • News DJ Max Technika Tune Scratches onto Vita This Summer

    DJ, put it back on

    Ace Korean rhythm game DJ Max Technika Tune is to dance its way onto North American Vitas this summer, developer Pentavision has announced. The arcade adaptation promises a familiar blend of touch-based rhythm gameplay, taking advantage of the Vita’s front and rear screens. It’ll boast a bigger soundtrack than previous titles,...

  • News First Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Details Dribble Online

    No Vita version

    We’ll get to dissecting Pro Evolution Soccer 2013’s actual announcement in a moment, but first let’s deal with the gigantic elephant in the room. Despite launching on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2, there will not be a Vita version of PES 2013. We suppose that could change as the game’s autumn release...

  • News Harley Quinn Gets Her Revenge Next Month in Arkham City

    "Time to die, B-man"

    Harley Quinn isn’t particularly happy about... Wait, that’s probably a spoiler isn’t it? If you’ve already played Batman: Arkham City, then we probably don’t need to tell you what Harley Quinn’s upset about. What we do need to tell you is that she’ll get her revenge on 29th May, when Batman: Arkham City is updated...

  • News ToeJam & Earl Creator Hiring for New PlayStation Game

    Hope you like jammin' too

    Greg Johnson, the creator of classic Mega Drive title ToeJam & Earl, is hiring for a new Sony-exclusive title. The legendary developer, now in charge of HumaNature Studios, announced the partnership in a listing on Gamasutra’s job board and the Tech-Artists forum. The game is described as "cute and filled with...

  • News James Bond Returns in 007 Legends This Fall

    Shaken, not stirred

    As James Bond’s 50th anniversary nears, Activision has announced plans to celebrate the suave spy’s illustrious history with 007 Legends this Fall. The title — which is in development at GoldenEye 007: Reloaded studio Eurocom — aims to pull together missions from six classic Bond movies and fuse them into an “original...

  • Rumour Sony Developing Monster Hunter Clone for Vita

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

    With Capcom remaining tight-lipped about the future of Monster Hunter on PlayStation Vita, it seems as though Sony itself is looking to fill the gigantic void. Reliable Japanese retail blogger Sinobi has raised the curtain on an announcement event for an exclusive Vita title called Soul Sacrifice on 10th...

  • News The Game Atelier's SunFlowers Grows onto Vita

    Bloomin' great

    Those with a PSP will already be familiar with indie developer The Game Atelier’s charming visual style – the studio previously released the adorable Flying Hamster through the PlayStation Minis platform. Now it is preparing its debut Vita offering, the equally lovely SunFlowers. The game plays from a vertical perspective, and...

  • News Crysis 3 Stomps onto PS3 Next Spring

    Act surprised

    The worst kept secret in games is a secret no more: EA has confirmed today that Crysis 3 will release on PS3 next spring. The game – touted as the “first blockbuster shooter of 2013” – is set to take place in New York once again. The plot will see the Prophet from Crysis 2 return to the North American city only to find it...

  • News Crysis 3 to Switch Off Its Invisibility Cloak on 16th April

    Stepping out of the shadows

    After a series of leaks, EA has decided to stop being coy about the existence of Crysis 3. It sarcastically noted in a statement to Joystiq overnight: The best kept secret in shooters just can't be contained. Stay tuned for more information on April 16. Like its predecessor, the game will supposedly take place in New...

  • News Buddy Up for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 This September

    Bro fist

    Start getting your thumb muscles in shape, because Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is swapping onto PlayStation 3 sooner than expected. Namco Bandai announced a September release date for the hotly anticipated brawler sequel overnight, which is significantly earlier than the publisher’s original “Holiday 2012” forecast. The console version of...

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors Sails to the West This Year

    Hot export

    Namco Bandai has announced that its crossover brawler featuring the characters of anime One Piece and the gameplay of Dynasty Warriors is heading to the West. Try to sound excited, won’t you? One Piece: Pirate Warriors puts you in control of popular characters from the manga and sees you fighting thousands of enemies in true,...

  • News Zen Pinball 2 Rolls Out on PS3 and Vita This Spring

    Zensational

    If the recently announced Pinball Arcade wasn’t enough to wet your flip-happy whistle, then you might be excited (and somewhat surprised) to learn that Zen Pinball 2 is on the way too. Developer Zen Studios announced the PS3 and PS Vita follow-up overnight, meaning, like the Pinball Arcade, you’ll now be able to challenge your...

  • News Compete with Thousands in New PS3 MMO Defiance

    When it rains, it pours

    The PlayStation 3’s no slouch when it comes to ambitious multiplayer endeavours, with titles such as DUST 514 promising extraordinary things in the crowded shooter space. But finally it has some competition, and that comes in the form of the recently announced Defiance – a shooter-hybrid set in a persistent online world...

  • News Starlight Inception Announced for Vita

    Ex-LucasArts developer returns

    Escape Hatch Entertainment has just announced its brand new space combat title Starlight Inception for PlayStation Vita. Fans of the Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds titles will likely be familiar with developer Garry Gaber from his time at LucasArts. The developer will also be kicking off a Kickstarter campaign to...

  • News Follow the Way of the Samurai on PlayStation 3

    Giant enemy crabs

    North American gamers need no longer be jealous of Way of the Samurai 4’s confirmation for Europe, because XSEED has just announced that the PS3 exclusive is headed to USA too. There’s still no date or price attached to the sandbox samurai period drama, but the confirmation alone should be enough to get you to dust off your...

  • News Double Dragon: Neon Lights Up the PSN This Summer

    Blast from the past

    Pull out your Dad’s favourite 80s hair metal LPs and squeeze into your Mum’s leopard skin pants – because Double Dragon is making a comeback. Publisher Majesco announced the exciting news this evening, confirming that 2D masters WayForward Technologies are handling the long overdue makeover. Double Dragon: Neon – due out...

  • News Rock Band Blitz Unplugs for PlayStation Network

    Not a plastic peripheral in sight

    Before there was Guitar Hero and Rock Band, there was a brilliant PS2 title named Frequency. The rhythm game served as a precursor for the plastic peripheral revolution that dominated the early days of PS3, challenging you to beat match using the DualShock controller. Frequency made a return on PSP in 2009, under...

  • News The Killer is Dead in New Grasshopper Game

    Not a sequel to Killer 7

    Grasshopper Manufacture may be hard at work putting the finishing touches to bonkers high-school zombie slasher Lollipop Chainsaw, but that’s not stopping the utterly insane studio from raising the curtain on its next project. Entitled Killer is Dead, the title promises to blend the gameplay of Killer 7 and No More Heroes...

  • News Dispatch Hordes of Extraterrestrials in Alien Fear

    Another sci-fi shooter

    You know what this industry always needed: another sci-fi themed first-person shooter. Of course, we’re being facetious, but that’s not stopped Sniper: Ghost Warrior developer City Interactive from announcing Alien Fear for the PlayStation Network. The downloadable FPS will be powered by Unreal Engine 3, and will have an...

  • News WRC 3 Wants to Get Vita Muddy in October

    Drive

    Vita gets its first real taste of rallying in October with WRC 3 from Black Bean and Milestone. The game's built on a brand new graphics and game engine, and features fully licensed teams and drivers from the 2012 WRC season. It's coming to PS Vita and PS3, but developer Milestone hasn't said anything about cross platform play, so keep those...

March2012

  • News Nippon Ichi Announces Trio of PS3 Exclusives

    Get your niche on

    Disgaea developer Nippon Ichi has announced a trio of new PlayStation 3 exclusive JRPGs for release in North America and Europe. The first of the batch is internally developed action RPG The Witch and the Hundred Knights, which is due out in early 2013. Very little is known about the game itself, but it will feature full 3D...

  • News Mysterious Namco Bandai Title is for PSP

    Given the PS Vita’s continued struggles domestically, we’re surprised that Sony hasn’t just outright phased out its predecessor. But here we are, reporting on another big PSP announcement for Japan. Remember that mysterious Namco Bandai teaser website we told you about yesterday? Well, it turns out that the title in question isn’t for PS...

  • News Sony Announces Trio of New Titles for PlayStation Home

    Home from home

    PlayStation Home really has come a long way since it launched back in 2008. What originally started life as an overhyped chatroom has blossomed into a social gaming network, and that transition is emphasised by today’s trio of new announcements. Starting today, Sony is plotting the release of three new exclusives in PlayStation's...

  • News Shenmue Programmer Announces Vita Rhythm Game

    "Maybe I should play some..."

    Former SEGA employee Tak Hirai has a pretty convincing résumé. Not only was the Japanese developer a main programmer on the original Shenmue titles, but his credits also include the likes of Space Channel 5 and Meteos. In September 2010 Hirai formed his own studio, Neilo. 18 months later, that studio has announced its...

  • News Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Flapping onto PS Vita

    Clucking brilliant

    Ratloop Asia’s strange but brilliant PSN platformer Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is making the jump to PlayStation Vita. At least, that’s according to this brand new trailer (embedded below, silly). The footage is light on details but does confirm a Fall release for the side-scroller. We’d usually spend the rest of this...

  • News Foosball 2012 Shoots onto PS3 and PS Vita

    Practice your wrist action

    Grip Games is well known for its output on the PlayStation Minis platform, but with today’s announcement it has stepped into the big league. The Prague-based developer has taken a quick detour onto the PlayStation Blog to reveal Foosball 2012 – a digital table football simulation pledged for PlayStation 3 and...

  • News LittleBigPlanet Karting Powerslides onto PlayStation 3

    Crafty

    ModNation Racers studio United Front Games has revealed itself as the developer behind the rumoured LittleBigPlanet Karting. The adorable racer – due out on PlayStation 3 at some point in 2012 – promises a full creation system similar to that in the mainline LBP games, which will allow players to craft new levels, racers, and even modify...

  • News Epic Mickey 2 Paints its Way onto PlayStation 3

    Disney lets the mouse out of the bag

    If Warren Spector’s appearance on this week’s GameTrailers TV wasn’t enough to convince you that Disney Epic Mickey 2 was on the horizon, then an Associated Press story should do the job. The article confirms that a sequel to 2010’s popular Nintendo Wii platformer is in development for PlayStation 3, with...

  • News Slant Six Announces Strata Scavenger

    Next on the agenda

    With Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City done and dusted, former SOCOM developer Slant Six is turning its attention to its first new intellectual property. Named Strata Scavenger, the currently platform-less title is due out in 2013. The company explained: Though we’re keeping this one close to our collective chests, we can...

  • News Sony Confirms Ratchet & Clank Collection for PS3

    Locked and loaded

    Following on from our report earlier this evening, Sony has confirmed that the Ratchet & Clank Collection is coming to PlayStation 3. The game will arrive on 16th May in Europe as the Ratchet & Clank Trilogy. North American gamers will be made to wait until the Fall. Insomniac Games’ Ted Price explained: I know it’s a...

  • News Freemium Gundam Shooter Blasting onto PSN

    Complimentary chaos

    The free-to-play market is blowing up in PC and mobile sectors, but it’s still yet to really take off on consoles. Sony’s hoping to change that, by commissioning content such as Free Realms and the upcoming DUST 514 – and it looks as though other publishers are finally starting to take notice. Namco Bandai has announced...

  • News Super Monkey Balls Rolls onto PlayStation Vita in June

    AiAi

    The latest entry in SEGA’s premium primate puzzler Super Monkey Ball is set to spin onto Japanese PS Vitas on 14th June, the publisher has announced. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz promises to revisit the classic gameplay formula from previous titles, in addition to adding motion controls, rear touch pad features, wireless two-player co-op,...

  • News Idiot Squad Mixes Chu Chu Rocket with Madness

    Sheep shape

    Idiot Squad does not look like a game that was designed for idiots. Hydravision’s latest PlayStation Mini takes the grid-based shepherding of Chu Chu Rocket and makes it overtly complicated. It all looks rather fun though. Your objective is to control three different sheep classes around grid puzzles using a limited selection of...

  • News Crytek Teases "Absolutely Fantastic" Announcement

    Tears of joy

    Crytek is gearing up to announce an “absolutely fantastic” new title next month, general manager Nick Button-Brown has announced. Brown wouldn’t elaborate on the title itself, but it’s rumoured to be a sequel to the much loved TimeSplitters series. He told CVG: We still want to deliver the highest quality that we can, wherever...

  • News Avalanche Studios to Unveil New Game at E3

    Just 'cause

    Avalanche Studios is getting ready to raise the curtain on its next title, studio founder Christopher Sundberg has revealed. The title – due to be announced at E3 – will not be a sequel to Renegade Ops or Just Cause, opting to try something new. While the game will be based on a license – widely believed to be Mad Max – Sundberg...

  • News Phantasy Star Online 2 Confirmed for PS Vita

    Pioneer 2

    SEGA's revealed that it's bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to PlayStation Vita. The sequel to the Dreamcast original was announced last year for PC, but as part of today's Game Heaven promotional event SEGA's confirmed it'll come to Vita in 2013. The game also looks like it'll support cross-platform play with PC gamers, as the video below...

  • News Quantic Dream to Showcase New Tech Demo Tonight

    Uncaged

    Quantic Dream will give us the first glimpse of its next game on Eurogamer.net tonight. Studio co-founder David Cage will debut a brand new tech demo as part of an hour long session at GDC this evening, but Eurogamer.net will follow immediately with the footage in addition to insight from Cage himself. Set your alarm clocks to 22:30PM GMT if...

  • News Plastic Officially Announces Datura for PlayStation Move

    Experimental narrative

    As anticipated, Polish studio Plastic has lifted the lid on its curious PlayStation Move title, Datura. The game – which is set to release exclusively on the PlayStation Network later this year – promises to use Sony’s motion wand in an “innovative way”. Plastic’s Michal Staniszewski explained: Finding yourself in...

  • News Mysterious PS Move Title Datura to Debut at GDC

    No longer lingering in the shadows

    After months of speculation, Polish developer Plastic is finally about to raise the curtain on its mysterious PlayStation Move title, Datura. Writing on its website, the developer said: We will be showcasing “Datura” at Sony’s booth. Everything is packed and prepared so see you there! More info and a...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Using New Engine Technology

    Ubisoft's "most ambitious" project to date

    If you haven’t already seen Ubisoft’s debut Assassin’s Creed III trailer, go watch it now – we’ll wait. All done? Good, then we’ll continue. Outside of the trailer, Ubisoft’s also revealed a handful of details about the game. According to the French publisher, it is the “most ambitious”...

  • News Virtua Fighter's Akira to Appear in Dead or Alive 5

    Synergy

    It would appear publishers can’t release a fighting game without a cameo of some kind. Dead or Alive 5 is the latest tile to jump on the crossover bandwagon, with Virtua Fighter mascot Akira Yuki set to join the roster. Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi said: Gamers will have an opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable battle with an esteemed...

  • News Persona 4 Arena Bursting onto PS3

    Rebel one

    Atlus has confirmed that Persona 4 Arena – formally known as Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena – is heading to PS3 in North America this August. The title – developed in collaboration with Blazblue developer Arc System Works – promises to take the popular Persona universe and transform it into “one of the most unique...

  • News Stan Lee to Feature in The Amazing Spider-Man

    Playable pensioner

    89-year-old comic book god Stan Lee is to cameo as a playable character in Beenox’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie tie-in. The Spider-Man creator confirmed the news himself during an awkward interview with Addict of Fiction at the London Super Comic Convention. Exactly how Lee will be integrated remains to be seen, but...

  • News Sony to Announce New PS Vita Titles Next Week

    Get hype

    If you’re anything like us, you’re still struggling to make it through PlayStation Vita’s massive launch line-up. But there’s more to come. Sony has announced that it is to stream an online event next Friday (9th March), which promises to play host to several new PlayStation Vita announcements. In addition to new games, there’ll...

February2012

  • News Zone of the Enders HD Confirmed for Autumn

    At last

    Kojima Productions has finally attached a more specific release date to its Zone of the Enders HD Collection for PlayStation 3. The title – which previously carried the vague “2012” release date – is now due out in the Autumn. Unfortunately, the window doesn’t extend to the previously announced PS Vita version of the same game. For...

  • News Aksys Confirms Zero Escape for PS Vita

    There's no need for an escape plan

    The sort-of sequel to popular Nintendo DS title, 999, is coming to PlayStation Vita later this year as Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward. The game – which is being localised by Aksys – will feature dual language support, meaning you can enjoy the title in English or Japanese. It’ll also boast multiple...

  • News Street Fighter X Tekken Special Edition Confirmed

    A real gem

    Capcom’s announced a special edition for the European release of bonkers crossover brawler Street Fighter X Tekken. The package contains a copy of the game, an awesome arcade cabinet money box, 45 in-game gem power-ups, a prequel comic and an art book. The limited edition package is available to pre-order now from the usual retailers,...

  • News Shoot Many Robots from 13th March

    You know you want to

    Bad news for robots: Demiurge’s PlayStation Network shoot-a-thon, Shoot Many Robots, is set to arrive on the PlayStation Network on 13th March for $9.99. European robots will have an extra day to steel themselves for shutdown, when the Ubisoft published title arrives on 14th March overseas. Like its name so candidly suggests,...

  • News Medal of Honor Warfighter is Out in October

    Not the best subtitle

    EA will release the next instalment in its Medal of Honor series in October. The publisher confirmed Medal of Honor Warfighter is on the way to PS3 later this year, with a full reveal expected at Game Developer Conference in early March. Medal of Honor's campaign was developed by Danger Close while multiplayer was handled by...

  • News Pre-order Mass Effect 3 from PSN for Exclusive Goodies

    Finish the fight digitally

    Mass Effect 3’s officially marking the transition into multiplatform series with a release day PlayStation Network release. Sony and BioWare’s announced that the upcoming sequel is available to pre-order from the PlayStation Store now. Plump up for the digital release and you’ll scoop the exclusive M55 Argus rifle...

  • News WWE WrestleFest Chokeslams PSN This Year

    Coin-op classic

    THQ’s announced that an update of the legitimately brilliant arcade wrestling title, WWF WrestleFest, is headed to the PlayStation Network later this year. Renamed WWE WrestleFest, the update promises upgraded visuals, a contemporary fighter roster, multiplayer, downloadable content and Road to WrestleMania progression play...

  • News SF X Tekken Brings Crossover Chaos to Vita This Fall

    12 additional characters on the cards

    Capcom’s confirmed that the PlayStation Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken won’t make it out alongside its PlayStation 3 counterpart next month, opting to wait in the sidelines until the Fall. Despite the delay, fans can look forward to a significantly boosted roster, with 12 additional characters...

  • News A-Men Marches onto PlayStation Vita in Time for Launch

    Amen to that

    The PlayStation Vita’s launch line-up is already bulging at the seams, but apparently there’s still room for a little one in the collection. Speaking on the PlayStation Blog, Bloober Team has revealed A-Men, a retro title that will sate your “cravings for tactical play”. The game’s inspired by retro titles such as Lemmings,...

  • News StarDrone Extreme Spins onto the PS Vita in March

    Zero gravity

    Memorable PlayStation 3 downloadable, StarDrone, is to make the jump onto PlayStation Vita next month with cross-game compatibility, exclusive levels and touch-screen controls. The handheld release — dubbed StarDrone Extreme — will allow you to share progress with the PlayStation 3 version, while also boasting unified leaderboards...

  • News Girl Fight Sounds Alright

    This is progress

    Girl Fight is guaranteed to do gangbusters when it karate kicks the PlayStation Network in high-heels later this year. The Microprose (remember those guys?) and Kung Fu Factory developed arcade brawler promises, and we quote, “a unique all-female, fast-paced spin on arcade-style fighting games”. Sounds... awesome? Published by...

  • News Sony Officially Acknowledges LittleBigPlanet Karting

    Burlapped

    Sony’s finally popped the hood on “Play Create Share” racer, LittleBigPlanet Karting, after the title was leaked earlier in the week. Speaking on Twitter, the platform holder confirmed that the game is in development and that we should expect more information on the release soon. It’s still unclear who’s developing...

  • News FuturLab's Velocity Teleports into the Limelight

    Neutrino speed is too slow

    We wished we could teleport. Seriously, just think of the advantages: easily escaping the dull English weather for a day in the sun; never having to wait on a dingy train platform again; avoiding attacks from an intergalactic fleet of fierce foragers... Wait a minute. While teleportation might not be a reality in...

  • News Wheels of Destruction Wreaks Havoc on the PlayStation Store

    Killer wheels

    You wait ten years for a new car combat title and then three come along at once. Joining Twisted Metal and Smash ‘N’ Survive is Gelid Games’ Wheels of Destruction: World Tour, an “arcade-style car combat shooter set in a post-apocalyptic Earth”. Gelid promises vehicular carnage across five of the “most dangerous” European...

  • News Activision Announces Battleship Movie Tie-in

    You sunk my Battleship

    It’s news to us, but apparently Milton Bradley’s classic guessing game, Battleship, is to be transformed into a blockbuster movie. Weird, right? Unsurprisingly, Activision has a video game tie-in planned. Silent Hill: Homecoming developer, Double Helix, has been dumped on development duties, and is promising to combine aspects of the board game with first-person shooter..

  • News Square Enix Officially Unveils Sleeping Dogs

    No sign of Kane & Lynch

    Following reports that spilled out of Destination PlayStation last night, Square Enix has lifted the lid on Sleeping Dogs – the project formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong. Those of you with strong memories will recall Activision publicly cancelling the United Front Games developed open-world adventure last year, only for it to get snapped up by Square Enix a few..

  • News LittleBigPlanet Karting is Real After All

    Box car racer

    When rumours hit about a potential LittleBigPlanet Karting game overnight, we didn’t know what to think. We assumed United Front Games’ ModNation Racers had already covered Sony’s desire for a creation themed racer on the PlayStation 3, and, as such, weren’t expecting a second lap set in Sackboy’s make-do world. But that’s...

  • News Skylanders Giants Features Giant Skylanders

    Pure and simple

    After the enormous success of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure last year, it's no surprise Activision is preparing more outings. The publisher just revealed Skylanders Giants today, and while it's compatible with all the toys from its predecessor it has a few tricks up its sleeve. For starters, the toys aren't just giant in name only:...

  • News The Last of Us to Grace Game Informer's March Edition

    Doing the rounds

    The Last of Us’ Joel and Ellie are gaming royalty at the moment. Not content with multiple cover appearances in the UK, the mismatched duo have also been confirmed for the cover of Game Informer's March issue. The magazine promises new details on the Naughty Dog exclusive, as well as interviews with the development team and more...

January2012

  • News Quadratum Mortis is a Brand New Move Fighting Game

    Details inside

    Turkish studio Lamagama recently revealed its next project: a Move-enabled fighting game called Quadratum Mortis. The sword-and-shield fighter supports two Move controllers, with your character automatically facing his opponent in one-on-one battles. One Move handles the sword while the other is your shield, with movement handled...

  • News Rising Star Games Brings Rune Factory: Oceans to Europe

    Hoe down

    Rune Factory: Oceans — known as Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny in North America — is coming to Europe in 2012 courtesy of Rising Star Games. The Move-enabled farming title is down for a Q2 release in the publisher's latest schedule. Interestingly RSG isn't bringing over the Wii version, which is all-but identical. You can read our Rune...

  • News Go for Gold with London 2012 Olympics on Move

    Starter's orders

    SEGA's London 2012 — The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games — whew — will support PlayStation Move, the publisher has announced. The press release makes it sound like not all events will be support, which could mean a pleasingly low level of waggle controls, but there will be a Move-exclusive 25m rapid fire pistol event,...

  • News Vita Engages in Mortal Kombat this Spring

    Bloody hell

    Your fondness for decapitations can continue on the move, as Mortal Kombat is due to land on PS Vita in Spring 2012. Following up on 2011's successful PS3 entry, the Vita version maintains its HD cousin's X-ray moves, 2D fighting and lengthy story mode, with Warner Bros. promising Vita-exclusive features that we'll hear more about in the...

  • News Netflix is Coming to PS Vita

    Ready your queue

    Sony's executive deputy president Kaz Hirai took to the stage at CES today to announce that Netflix will be bringing its video streaming service to PlayStation Vita in the United States. Hirai added that Netflix is aiming to have the app ready for the system's launch come 22nd February. It's unclear whether Europe will see the app...

  • News AT&T Reveals US 3G Data Plans for PS Vita

    No contract required

    AT&T announced at CES today that it will offer two data plans tor 3G PS Vita owners in the United States. For $14.99, users will recieve 250MB of monthly data , while $25 (not $24.99, oddly) will net you a 2GB monthly limit. Best of all, there's no contract. The wireless carrier also announced that users will receive a free...

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  • News Cabela's Adventure Camp Is Fun for the Whole Family

    Better than Space Camp?

    When the name Cabela's comes to mind, what's the first thought that crosses you mind? For us it sparks thoughts things like: Big Game Hunting, Dangerous Hunts, arctic survival and even merchandise stores packed to the brim with hunting and fishing apparel too. But, a sports compilations mix that features PlaySta

  • News Cabela's Survival Lurks in the Shadows of Katmai

    Danger ahead

    Last year’s Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011 release was one of the more surprising PlayStation Move titles. We never would’ve guessed that the game would have offered a deep storyline and survival horror styled gameplay, but that’s exactly what we got. Top it off with a smart PlayStation Move integration that functioned better...

  • News Ninja Gaiden Sigma Slices to Vita

    With exclusive control options too

    Ninja Gaiden moved into the 3D world when it launched on the Xbox in 2004. Staying true to its 2D side-scrolling roots, the game was difficulty was through the roof, but yet a deep fighting engine reminiscent of Team Ninja’s Dead or Alive series gave those willing to perfect the intricacies of this games engine a...

  • News Sony Santa Monica Staffing Up For New IP

    God Of War developer -- and support team across many PlayStation projects -- Sony Santa Monica is staffing up in preperation for a new "unannounced IP"

    The news comes courtesy of a job posting on Gamasutra, requesting the services of a level designer with "experience in designing or contributing to the development of an open world game". No other clues were given. Seeing as Sony Santa..

  • News Winter Stars Aims to Test Your Move Skills

    An enjoyable sports collection, or complete waggle fest?

    It’s been a year now since the PlayStation Move launch title Sports Champions released, and we’re quite surprised that a multitude of sports compilation titles haven’t released this past year to try and capitalise on its success. Well, that’s about to change as Winter Stars is headed...

  • News Lumines Returns to Beat Up PlayStation Vita

    Hip to be square

    Original PSP launch title Lumines was one of the best reasons to own Sony's first-time portable console: a unique blend of music and puzzle, the good news is it's returning to Vita in the form of Lumines for PS Vita. Produced by original developers Q Entertainment, Lumines on Vita will add social functions allowing you to see how...

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