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News: Playstation Vita Gets Malicious

Playstation Vita Gets Malicious

Developer Alvion has announced a possible Western PlayStation Vita port of its downloadable PS3 title Malicious

In a story originating in Famitsu, the Vita release of Malicious will see a similar downloadable release to its original product (naturally), though it will contain plenty of new content. Malicious concerns a hero with a shape-shifting cloak placed in huge battles against an antagonist..

News: Ni No Kuni Hops Onto PlayStation 3 On November 17th In Japan

Ni No Kuni Hops Onto PlayStation 3 On November 17th In Japan

Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's long anticipated PS3 collaboration, Ni No Kuni, finally has a date in Japan

According to Andriasang, Famitsu lists the game's release for November 17th. The game focuses on a young boy called Oliver, who must make his way through the "Another World". Despite Level-5's hints, there's still no word of a Western release for the hotly anticipated RPG.

News: 999 Team Working On New PlayStation Vita Title

999 Team Working On New PlayStation Vita Title

ChunSoft has confirmed to Famitsu that the team behind the hugely popular Nintendo DS title, 999, is working on a successor for the PlayStation Vita

Very little was said about the game itself, other than its existence. In addition to the 999 follow-up, ChunSoft also confirmed that a successor to Night of the Kamaitachi, entitled True Night of the Kamaitachi, is also in development for PlayStation 3..

News: PlayStation 3 Hardware Sees A Small Bump In Japan On The Back Of Its Price-Cut

PlayStation 3 Hardware Sees A Small Bump In Japan On The Back Of Its Price-Cut

News of the PlayStation 3's lowered price-point saw the system receive a 50 percent sales boost in Japan last week

According to Media Create statistics , Sony's home system sold 29,666 units compared to 20,239 units the week prior. The boost will probably continue into next week as awareness of the altered price-point spreads. In spite of the boost, the PS3 was unable to claw outside of..

News: Famitsu To Reveal New PlayStation Vita Titles Each Week In The Build Up To Tokyo Game Show

Famitsu To Reveal New PlayStation Vita Titles Each Week In The Build Up To Tokyo Game Show

It's funny, hop on any video game message board and you'll note posts berating the PlayStation Vita's third-party software offering

The concern — as we understand it — stems from a lack of title announcements in one deft stroke. At E3 Sony focused on it's first-party content, at GamesCom it focused on very specific brands. There's a perception that third-party developers aren't adopting Sony's..

News: Dwango Developing Nico Nico Video Service For PlayStation Vita

Dwango Developing Nico Nico Video Service For PlayStation Vita

At last week's GamesCom press conference, Sony announced it was bringing Facebook, Twitter and FourSquare applications to the PlayStation Vita

But what about applications designed for Japan? Well, according to a report on Andriasang, Dwango is developing a version of its popular Nico Nico video service (a kind of Japanese YouTube) for Sony's new handheld. The company has opened up a job listing for..

News: Sony To Host PlayStation Vita Lounge At Tokyo Game Show

Sony To Host PlayStation Vita Lounge At Tokyo Game Show

Japan gets all the luck

Not only is it getting Sony's spanking new handheld, the PlayStation Vita, later this year, but it's also getting the opportunity to test out the portable device in a luxury lounge adjacent to this year's Tokyo Game Show. The invite-only event will be open to one-hundred PlayStation Plus subscribers, and a further fifty PlayStation Vita community website members. Presumably..

News: Sony Reveals The Bonus Content And Trophies For The Team ICO Collection

Sony Reveals The Bonus Content And Trophies For The Team ICO Collection

The Team ICO Collection includes more than two of the most revered titles in PlayStation history

A post on the PlayStation Blog this afternoon has revealed the game's full range of bonus video content. The on-disc videos include prototype footage of ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus, as well as a round-table discussion with Fumito Ueda (creator), Kenji Kaido (producer) and Junichi Hosono (designer)..

News: Analysts Predict PlayStation Vita To Shift 2.5 Million Units By March 2012

Analysts Predict PlayStation Vita To Shift 2.5 Million Units By March 2012

Nikko Securities analyst Kazuharu Miura has predicted that the PlayStation Vita will sell about 2

5 million units by the end of March 2012, adding that software sales are likely to hit around 7 million units. The PlayStation Vita is due to release in Japan later this year, with a Western release due before the end of the fiscal year. In a report published by Bloomberg Japan, Miura stressed that the..

News: Disgaea 3 Returns to PlayStation Vita

Disgaea 3 Returns to PlayStation Vita

You can really be the hero

Nippon Ichi's acclaimed RPG series Disgaea has been a PlayStation staple for years, and that's set to continue as the company has announced it's bringing Disgaea 3 Return to the portable. The game will be an improved conversion of the PS3 original, and even includes all the downloadable content preloaded on the game card...

News: Nippon Ichi Confirms Disgaea 3 For PlayStation Vita

Nippon Ichi Confirms Disgaea 3 For PlayStation Vita

A report in Dengeki PlayStation magazine [translated by Andriasang] has confirmed Disgaea 3 for Sony's new handheld system, the PlayStation Vita

In news that will surely delight fans of the series, Nippon Ichi has revealed that Disgaea 3 Return (or Returns) is in development for the super-powerful new handheld system. The game — which first released on PlayStation 3 — is set to get a host of..

News: Sony To Announce PlayStation Vita's Release Date At TGS

Sony To Announce PlayStation Vita's Release Date At TGS

Have we all got over the bitter disappointment of yesterday? Yeah, we haven't either

There's a trickle of good news coming out of SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano's blog this morning though. The exec confirmed that the release date of the PlayStation Vita will be announced at TGS next month. We're assuming that'll be the Japanese launch, but hey, it will be nice to have some hard dates to chat about..

Feature: PlayStation Vita's Launch Schedule Doesn't Make Sense -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

PlayStation Vita's Launch Schedule Doesn't Make Sense -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

We always knew it was a likely scenario, but we chose to believe otherwise

Sony never officially said the PlayStation Vita would get a worldwide launch this year, only ever really committing to a Japanese launch. "Phased global rollout" was the textbook buzzword Sony used. But we believed because it made sense. How could Sony not put the PlayStation Vita out in all major markets before..

News: SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida To Keynote At TGS

SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida To Keynote At TGS

This year's Tokyo Game Show will host keynote speeches from SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, in addition to Square Enix's CEO Yoichi Wada

Wada's keynote will focus on the "Essence Of Game Industry Revolution", while Yoshida will introduce the PlayStation Vita. Yoshida's speech in particular promises to shed more light on the Vita's specifications, as well as detail the..

News: PlayStation Gamers Raise Over 1 Million For Japanese Earthquake Relief

PlayStation Gamers Raise Over 1 Million For Japanese Earthquake Relief

Give yourselves a huge pat on the back

Seriously, this is genuinely brilliant news. Sony's announced that PlayStation gamers have donated over £1.01 million to the Japanese Earthquake appeal. That's a staggering number. North American PSN users raised £260,995, while Europe stumped up £538,122, and Asian countries offered £16,673. Japanese gamers themselves coughed up an additional £181,751..

News: Bonus Content To Be Bundled With The Team ICO Collection

Bonus Content To Be Bundled With The Team ICO Collection

One could argue that getting high-definition remasters of Team ICO's massive PlayStation 2 adventure titles, ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus, are bonuses enough, but Sony's got some extra goodies to bundle with the upcoming Team ICO Collection to make the package that touch more tempting

Included with new copies of the game will be a download voucher for two XMB dynamic themes — naturally one for..

News: Japan's Hot Shots Golf is Now Move-Enabled, But Ours Isn't

Japan's Hot Shots Golf is Now Move-Enabled, But Ours Isn't

Update rattles into the cup

Yesterday the Move update for Japan's Minna No Golf 5 — aka Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds in North America and Everybody's Golf: World Tour in Europe — went live, bringing stereoscopic 3D support and Move controls to the cutest golf game on PS3. According to iWaggle3D the motion controller is supported in offline play...

News: Sony Brings Western Games To Japan, Reveals World Game Project

Sony Brings Western Games To Japan, Reveals World Game Project

Sony wants to educate Japanese gamers on the values of Western titles, and it intends to do so with an event dubbed the "World Game Project"

The initiative will see the platform holder bring a slew of hot Western titles to Japan's famous Akihabara district. Playable titles will include inFamous 2, Resistance 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Shadows Of The Damned. Yes, we know the latter was..

Rumour: The Last Guardian to Support PlayStation Move

The Last Guardian to Support PlayStation Move

Stranger things have happened

We reported on The Last Guardian's PlayStation Move support last year, when Fumito Ueda commented the game 'may' receive optional Playstation Move controls. The trail went cold after that though, but now it's heating up again. As spotted by iWaggle3D, the Sony Computer Entertainment America press site listed The Last...