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News: Harada 'Considering' PlayStation Vita Release Of Tekken X Street Fighter

Harada 'Considering' PlayStation Vita Release Of Tekken X Street Fighter

With Street Fighter X Tekken already confirmed for release on the PlayStation Vita, Tekken overlord Katsuhiro Harada has hinted that Namco's own brawler, Tekken X Street Fighter, may get a handheld release too

For those of you that haven't been keeping up, Capcom and Namco's crossover partnership will spawn two products — one created by Capcom, and the other by Namco. The game that's coming first..

News: Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen Trailer Details Plot, Weapons And More

Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen Trailer Details Plot, Weapons And More

With games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Wipeout 2048 in PlayStation Vita's launch window, it's unsurprising to see Acquire's quaint ninja title, Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen, flutter under the radar a touch

But that's unfortunate, because, as the game's latest trailer proves, it's actually looking pretty cool. The footage hones in on all of the title's key components, outlining the game's plot,..

News: Latest Soul Calibur V Trailer Showcases Enhanced Lobby System

Latest Soul Calibur V Trailer Showcases Enhanced Lobby System

While Soul Calibur IV's online features were good enough, they lacked some of the more sophisticated social functions popularised by other fighters

Soul Calibur V hopes to change that, with an enhanced lobby system underlining the game's multiplayer upgrades. Demonstrated in a new trailer, the updated multiplayer will allow spectators to comment on in-progress matches while they occur. We suspect..

News: Touch My Katamari's Prologue Video Is The Dumbest Thing You'll See All Day

Touch My Katamari's Prologue Video Is The Dumbest Thing You'll See All Day

The Katamari franchise is well renowned for being a little bit eccentric, but the upcoming PlayStation Vita release, Touch My Katamari, looks poised to take the series to new heights

Don't believe us? Watch the game's "Prologue" trailer after the break. We're not sure whether to laugh or cry. We might do a bit of both.

News: Armored Core 5 Stomps Onto Store Shelves In March

Armored Core 5 Stomps Onto Store Shelves In March

If you've fallen in love with the rock hard Dark Souls, then you might want to know what's next for developer From Software

Hint: it's not the involving fantasy adventure you might be hoping for. No, instead it's Armored Core 5 — the latest release in the long-running mech action series. Assuming you're not instantly put off by the word "mech", then you might like to know that publisher..

News: Noby Noby Boy Update: GIRL Reaches Uranus

Noby Noby Boy Update: GIRL Reaches Uranus

Ignore the innuendo in the headline for a moment while we get down to business

It's been a while since we posted an update on Noby Noby Boy — mainly because players have spent the last couple of years stretching GIRL from Jupiter to Uranus. But finally, she's made it! GIRL's next destination is Neptune, which is set to be quite the journey for Noby Noby Boy's intergalactic female protagonist. We..

News: Trio Of Top Demos Pledged For PlayStation Store

Trio Of Top Demos Pledged For PlayStation Store

Sony's announced that a batch of anticipated demos are days away from launching on the PlayStation Store

Amongst the retail samples include Final Fantasy XIII-2, Asura's Wrath and, our most anticipated, Grand Slam Tennis 2. The news comes via the American-arm of the PlayStation Blog, meaning the news relates to the US PlayStation Store. There's an unlikely chance, therefore, that the demos could..

News: Soul Calibur V's Finished, Namco Bandai Celebrates With New Trailers

Soul Calibur V's Finished, Namco Bandai Celebrates With New Trailers

Publisher Namco Bandai's celebrated the completion of Soul Calibur V with a bevy of new videos showing off the stage of history

The game's gone gold today, meaning that it's been sent off for production ahead of its January 31st release date. There's a surprisingly low level of hype for the upcoming weapons based brawler, which is staggering considering we lived through the era when Soul Calibur..

News: Xiaoyu And M. Bison Exhange Attacks In Street Fighter X Tekken

Xiaoyu And M. Bison Exhange Attacks In Street Fighter X Tekken

Oooh, you gamers really are eagle eyed folk

A screenshot for Street Fighter X Tekken uploaded to the XBOX Live Market Place (we know!) has inadvertently revealed Tekken's jailbait hottie Xiaoyu and Street Fighter's trend-setting M. Bison for the crossover fighter. Joystiq reports that the new additions bring Street Fighter X Tekken'

News: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Is Absolutely As Bonkers As Ever

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Is Absolutely As Bonkers As Ever

We distinctly recall unlocking an upgrade for Paul Phoenix in Tekken 5 that attached a puppy to his hair-sprayed quiff

That was pretty weird, but totally awesome at the same time. Thankfully it looks like Tekken Tag Tournament 2's not planning on forgetting the franchise's bonkers routes. A new, low quality Japanese trailer shows Ganryu sporting a pair of fancy wings and Roger the kangaroo kitted..

Rumour: Gundam Seed Battle Destiny Announced For PlayStation Vita

Gundam Seed Battle Destiny Announced For PlayStation Vita

The hot rumour spilling out of this week's edition of Japanese video games magazine, Famitsu, pertains to the PlayStation Vita's first Gundam game

According to a report on Andriasang, the magazine's latest issue includes a first look at Gundam Seed Battle Destiny for the PlayStation Vita, which is supposedly being developed by Artdink and targeting a Spring release. Details are scarce, but the game..

News: Ridge Racer Vita's Development Cycle Was The Biggest Race Of Them All

Ridge Racer Vita's Development Cycle Was The Biggest Race Of Them All

Earlier in the year, we distinctly remember writing something along the lines of: "Man, it's going to be weird seeing a PlayStation platform launch without a Ridge Racer game

" That was in about April, before Ridge Racer Vita had been announced. Pay careful attention to the dates here, because it's important. Then at E3 in May, Ridge Racer Vita suddenly appeared as a launch title — albeit in..

News: Watch The Ladies Of Street Fighter X Tekken Duke It Out

Watch The Ladies Of Street Fighter X Tekken Duke It Out

As far as trailers for Street Fighter X Tekken go, this is one of the most conventional

Sure it features females fighting on top of moving trucks, but y'know, at least there aren't bears and stuff in it. The cinematic focuses on the females of Street Fighter X Tekken, with Cammy and Chun-Li duking it out against Asuka and Lili. It's a neat little short packed with bittersweet pop music and..

News: Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen Cranks Up The Melodrama In New Trailer

Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen Cranks Up The Melodrama In New Trailer

Namco Bandai's cooked up a brand new trailer for upcoming PlayStation Vita launch title, Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen

The footage is packed with orchestral swirls and overdramatic dialogue. It looks cool though, and it's being produced by Acquire who sharpened their blades on the popular Tenchu and Way Of The Samurai franchises. The trailer's included after the break. You can hunt out more details..

News: VGA 2011: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Fights Its Way Onto PlayStation 3 Next Year

VGA 2011: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Fights Its Way Onto PlayStation 3 Next Year

Amongst the hype for The Last Of Us and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Namco Bandai's Tekken Tag Tournament 2 announcement got a little bit lost

Which is a shame, because we're big Tekken fans and even we missed it. But now the storm has settled, it's time to get some hype. The fighting game's coming in 2012. No platforms were announced, but it's very safe to assume the game's coming to..

News: Tales Of Graces F, Erm, Graces American Stores On March 13th

Tales Of Graces F, Erm, Graces American Stores On March 13th

Namco Bandai has finally confirmed a Western release date for Tales Of Graces F

The PS3 title will officially bring its own unique brand of pig-tails and infectious pop music to the 'States come March 13th. Hit the jump to see the game's first localised trailer, but beware, there's some seriously bitter-sweet audio within. Key change.

News: Soul Calibur V Story Trailer Soars Onto The Stage Of History

Soul Calibur V Story Trailer Soars Onto The Stage Of History

Soul Calibur's well revered for its melodramatic narrative, and it looks like the upcoming Soul Calibur V will remain faithful to the franchise's sweeping scores and tales of warriors with swords bigger than their bodies

"17 years ago, the ultimate clash between Siegfried and Nightmare brought a cataclysmic conclusion to an era and ignited a new one," reads the official blurb. "Since..

News: Ridge Racer Vita To Get Additional Cars & Tracks Via DLC

Ridge Racer Vita To Get Additional Cars & Tracks Via DLC

Following the revelation of Ridge Racer Vita's limited on-cartridge content, publisher Namco Bandai has confirmed that it intends to bolster the package's volume with a variety of DLC set to launch this coming winter

According to Famitsu, the deluge of DLC will begin on December 22nd with a free music pack. The content will allow you to race to Ridge Racer's classic tunes, with more music due over..

News: Wow, Ridge Racer Will Get A Lot of DLC

Wow, Ridge Racer Will Get A Lot of DLC

The schedule in full

The news that Ridge Racer will only launch with three courses and five cars attracted some raised eyebrows, but for Namco Bandai it's all part of a bigger plan: a plan that will see the game milked for all its worth increase its value proposition over the coming months. We should also point out that Ridge Racer will cost...

News: Touch My Katamari Was Originally Intended For PlayStation 3

Touch My Katamari Was Originally Intended For PlayStation 3

Zany PlayStation Vita launch title Touch My Katamari wasn't always intended for Sony's new handheld system

At a Japanese press event overnight producer Toshiyuki Nakanishi revealed that the game's development originally started on PlayStation 3. Upon switching to PlayStation Vita, the game's development team decided to implement touch screen controls in addition to dual-analogue support, hoping..