Minis - News

January2013

  • Store Update 30th January 2013 (Europe)

    Back in time

    It may be discontinued, but the PlayStation 2 is making a comeback. There are no less than ten PS2 Classics in this week’s European PlayStation Store refresh, including Dynasty Warriors 4, Samurai Warriors 2, and, as promised, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Let’s Fish: Hooked On is also out this week on PlayStation Vita, alongside

  • Store Update 29th January 2013 (North America)

    Hooked hitman

    It’s not a particularly packed week on the North American PlayStation Store, but there’s still a string of titles worth your attention. New arrivals include the digital version of Bayonetta, the Hitman HD Trilogy, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. There’s also a little game called Let’s Fish: Hooked On, which we’re genuinely...

  • Store Update 23rd January 2013 (Europe)

    Too hot to handle

    After a couple of slow weeks, the European PlayStation Store is back on form with an overload of content. Highlights include Zombie Driver HD, The Cave, and DUST 514, but there’s plenty more worth getting excited about. It’s also worth mentioning that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to grab The Pinball Arcade for free...

  • Store Update 16th January 2013 (Europe)

    Retro renaissance

    Retro City Rampage makes its long awaited arrival on the European PlayStation Store today. The throwback adventure is joined by a handful of hot titles, including Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, Orgarhythm, and Sumioni: Demon Arts. Just a quick note for PlayStation Plus subscribers: you’ll be able to a download complimentar

December2012

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation Minis Game of 2012

    Mini marvels

    If this year proves to be the last for Sony’s short-lived PlayStation Minis initiative, then at least the platform holder can boast that the service bowed out with a bang. Sure, the selection of bite-sized blockbusters may have struggled to fill the bottom layer of a cheap box of chocolates, but slim pickings are satisfactory when...

  • News Who Fancies Some Free Festive PlayStation Minis?

    Raises hand

    Sony is giving away four – yes, four – PlayStation Minis to gamers who participate in a spot of viral marketing this holiday. In order to unwrap the goodies, all you need to do is visit the manufacturer’s Facebook page and follow the simple instructions. You'll need to bombard your friends with plenty of promotional material in the...

November2012

September2012

  • Store Update 26th September 2012 (Europe)

    Go ape

    As expected, Tokyo Jungle is the highlight of this week’s European PlayStation Store update – but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of other content to look forward to. The quirky PSN exclusive is joined by the likes of F1 2012, FIFA 13, and New Little King’s Story on Vita. Let us know what you’re buying in the comments section...

August2012

  • News Sony Adds New Deals to European Summer Sale

    Counting the pennies

    With the school holidays coming to an unfortunate close, Sony has announced the final batch of offers being added to its expansive European Summer Sale. Discounted titles include Alice: Madness Returns, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded and many more. Feel free to peruse the full list of promotions in the space below. And, as always, let...

  • Store Update 8th August 2012 (Europe)

    Sour grapes

    This week’s lousy European PlayStation Network update would be forgivable if Sound Shapes had made it out on time overseas. As it happens, we’ve still got another week to wait before we can get our hands on the Queasy Games developed musical platformer. Grrr. Filling the gap is self-aware JRPG Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 and The...

  • Store Update 1st August 2012 (Europe)

    Slow and steady

    It’s another disappointing week on the European PlayStation Store, with very little to shout about. A demo for Activision’s upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron leads the line, while there’s also the arrival of, er, Rock of Ages and Puddle to look forward to. Let’s-a-go... PS3 Games: Payday: The Heist Wolfpack

July2012

  • Store Update 25th July 2012 (Europe)

    Brave new world

    There’s not a great deal of new arrivals on the European PlayStation Store this week, but quality always trumps quantity. Fresh additions include Disney Pixar’s Brave, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Foosball 2012. The latter is available on both PS3 and Vita for a single fee. Elsewhere, Sony’s searched through the back...

  • Store Update 24th July 2012 (North America)

    Malicious foosball

    It’s a fairly hearty week for new PlayStation Network content in North America, with the hotly anticipated action title Malicious leading the charge. It’s joined by tabletop sports simulator Foosball 2012 on PS3 and Vita, which takes advantage of Sony’s “buy one, get both” initiative. Elsewhere, indie darling Puddle...

  • News WizOrb Smashes onto PlayStation Minis Next Week

    Break out

    Beatshapers’ ace RPG infused Arkanoid clone WizOrb is set to smash its way onto the PlayStation Store next week. The title will be playable on PS3, PSP and Vita, though the studio is not sure whether the latter will be supported at launch. It seems Sony still hasn’t figured that out. The block buster will set you back $3.99 in North...

  • News Laughing Jackal Has Sold a Lot of PlayStation Minis

    Hungry Giraffe is almost full

    Laughing Jackal, the UK developer responsible for some of the most enjoyable titles on the PlayStation Minis platform, has sold close to one million titles worldwide. The studio – behind favourites such as OMG-Z and Hungry Giraffe – announced the news in a candid blog post, which included plenty of praise for the...

June2012

  • News FuturLab Laments Lack of Trophies in PlayStation Minis

    Valuable trinkets

    Trophies sell games, of that there is very little doubt. Licensed pap such as Hannah Montana: The Movie and Trivial Pursuit have enjoyed cynically long retail legs due to their mind-numbingly easy platinum trophies. That ability to drive sales should not be discredited, and FuturLab’s James Marsden believes the lack of digital...

May2012

  • News WizOrb Breaks onto PlayStation Minis in June

    Dungeon baller

    So that’s what Arkanoid has been missing: fantasy elements. BeatShapers' latest PlayStation Mini WizOrb is not any old block buster, as it augments RPG mechanics and an 8-bit visual style. You’ll need to smash blocks to collect potions, save distressed damsels, and earn bags of gold coins. The game will cost you $3.99 in North...

  • News Sony Adds New Backwards Compatible Titles to Vita

    Take a trip down memory lane

    The release schedule for PlayStation Vita may be looking a bit barren right now, but Sony’s hoping to flesh things out until Resistance: Burning Skies by increasing support for legacy PSP software. Starting today, you'll be able to play classics such as Valhalla Knights 2 and Cho Aniki Zero on your hot new hardware. A...

March2012

  • News Velocity Shoots onto PlayStation Minis in May

    Neutrino speed

    Futurlab’s promising PlayStation Minis space shooter Velocity is headed to Sony’s digital storefront in May, the developer has announced. North American gamers will get to sample the teleporting blaster from 1st May, while Europeans will have to wait an extra day until 2nd May. Futurlab’s managing director James Marsden said:...

  • 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...

February2012

  • News Fresh Velocity Footage Teleports Online

    Incredible

    If our interview and exclusive wallpapers didn’t get you hyped for FuturLab’s upcoming PlayStation Mini, Velocity, then this lengthy gameplay trailer should. The game’s hook – aside from its retro arcade art-style and Joris de Man soundtrack – is the ability to teleport, which brings a brand new challenge to the traditional...