Japan Studio - News

January2017

  • Soapbox Japan Studio Is Currently One of Sony's Best

    East becomes beast

    Historically when people have talked about Sony's strong first-party network, Japan Studio has been right at the bottom of the list. One of the platform holder's oldest developers, the division is probably best known for the likes of Ape Escape and Legend of Dragoon, as well as Fumito Ueda's output. But during the PlayStation 3...

  • News Gravity Rush Director to Start Work on New PS4 Game Soon

    Sounding the Siren?

    Gravity Rush 2 releases imminently on the PlayStation 4, and we really like it. But once director Keiichiro Toyama is done with the title's free expansion pack, he'll be turning his attention to a new project. The former Silent Hill man told Dengeki PlayStation that he expects work to begin in earnest on something fresh soon...

December2016

March2015

  • News Japan Studio Livestream to Spotlight Downloadable PS Vita Software

    Heaven in a handheld

    PlayStation Vita will feature in a NicoNico livestream tomorrow, as Japan Studio prepares to outline some new "download-only" software for the portable system. The programme description isn't entirely clear, so this could include unseen titles – or localised releases that are merely being brought over to Japan. It's probably...

August2014

January2014

  • News Japan Studio Planning Large Scale Properties for PS4 and Vita

    Go East

    While the internal output of Japan Studio may have slowed to a crawl over recent years, its External Development Group is thriving. A lot like Sony Santa Monica and XDev Europe, this division works alongside independent developers in order to create exclusive content for the various PlayStation platforms, with some of its recent projects...

December2013

November2013

  • News Sony Shines a Bright Light on Siren PS4 Speculation

    A macabre mistake

    As is so often the case with rumours relating to Japan Studio’s terrifying Siren series, Sony has shut the speculation down. Earlier in the week, the Romanian arm of Sony Computer Entertainment hinted that the frightening franchise could be making a comeback on the PlayStation 4, but this was merely a mix-up according to the...

October2013

  • News Ooh, Sony's Soul Sacrifice Team Is Working on a PS4 Project

    No rest for the wicked

    Despite spending much of the PlayStation 3 generation twiddling its thumbs, Sony’s primary Eastern game production outfit Japan Studio has been transformed under the leadership of Allan Becker. As such, it’s not especially surprising to learn that the team’s External Development Group – which is responsible for...

September2013

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    Review Puppeteer

    Ahead of the game

    Within minutes of starting Puppeteer, it's clear that it's an absolutely stunning game. The art style, the animation and the sheer amount of detail packed into each and every visual asset make the title a joy to behold. Trailers and screenshots simply don't do the product justice – this is something that you need to see in motion...

February2012

  • News Gravity Rush Scores Big In Latest Issue Of Famitsu

    Defying gravity

    Gravity Rush is undeniably one of the most tantalising propositions in the PlayStation Vita's upcoming line-up Buoyed by a stylish art aesthetic and some strong gameplay mechanics to boot, the Japanese Studio developed title sits just behind Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Wipeout 2048 on our most wanted list. And it seems our enthusiasm is well founded. Japanese gaming bible, Famitsu,..

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