TGS 2012 - News

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  • News Box! Open Me Fuses Co-Op Gameplay with AR Technology

    Curiosity

    Box! Open Me is an intriguing PlayStation Vita augmented reality game that tasks players to work together in order to unlock a series of increasingly complex boxes. This hands-on video shot by Joystiq at the Tokyo Game Show demonstrates the simple title in action, as two players work together to grapple with clasps, relay input codes and...

  • Reaction What Sony's TGS Tells Us About PlayStation's Future

    Through the looking glass

    Sony shocked attendees at its Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier this week by announcing the PlayStation 3 Super Slim. Unfortunately, the corrugated console itself was not the reason for open-mouthed attendees – that accolade was reserved for its flummoxing price-point. Indeed, as opposed to positioning the aging...

  • News Soul Sacrifice Looks Absolutely Stunning in Motion

    Hopeless wretch

    It may not have the brand power of Monster Hunter, but that’s not stopping Soul Sacrifice from looking absolutely incredible. Sony has released two direct-feed trailers from the Tokyo Game Show demonstrating the four-player action title's spells, weapons, character customisation and controls. They’re not the most riveting...

  • News New Remember Me Trailer Jogs Your Memory

    Sensory overload

    Capcom and DONTNOD’s cyber-punk action adventure Remember Me sure is shaping up. This brand new developer walkthrough focuses on the game’s Combo Lab feature, which allows players to build and practice new fighting techniques against enemy AI opponents. Combos can be constructed using Pressens, which each have different...

  • News Namco Bandai's Still Making Digimon Games for PSP

    New title out next year

    One of the PlayStation Vita’s biggest problems in Japan is its inability to properly outmuscle the PSP. Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier this week proved that a lot of developers are still putting faith in the platform holder’s previous handheld, with most third-party titles coming to both of the...

  • News Capcom Resurrects Dragon's Dogma with Major Expansion

    Awaken

    Dragon’s Dogma was a pretty big success for Capcom in Japan, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that it has lined up a major expansion for release next year. The pack – dubbed Dark Arisen – will allow players to carry over their save data from the original game. And that, unfortunately, is pretty much everything we know. In the meantime,...

  • News Gravity Rush Director Teases Super Secret Sequel

    Kat attack

    Legendary game designer Keiichiro Toyama has teased that there may be a sequel to Gravity Rush on the cards. The title won a game of the year award at the Tokyo Game Show earlier today, and after being congratulated by fans on Twitter, the Silent Hill creator declared: “Thank you! I’ll do my best on the sequel.” The luminary was...

  • News New Fighters Challenge Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Next Month

    Fight your rival

    Remember those secret Tekken Tag Tournament 2 characters that leaked earlier in the month? Publisher Namco Bandai’s announced that it’ll start rolling them out from 9th October. The free downloads will entitle you to play as Dr. Bosconovitch, Unknown, Slim Bob, Miharu, Sebastian and Violet. In addition to the new characters,...

  • News Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Carves Out a Slot on PSN

    Digital love

    Sony’s getting really aggressive with regards to digital releases. An increasing number of blockbuster titles are hitting the PlayStation Store at the same time as retail – including the likes of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Konami has confirmed that the swashbuckling spin-off will hit the PS3’s digital storefront in Japan on...

  • News Injustice: Gods Among Us Seeks Solace Next Spring

    Shades of grey

    NetherRealm’s stunning superhero bust-up Injustice: Gods Among Us will suit up next spring, publisher Warner Bros has announced. The date was confirmed alongside the title’s latest trailer, which we’ve handily embedded below. We're still waiting on an apology for the game's dreadful name.

  • News Okami HD Paints a Date with PSN on 30th October

    Wolf it down

    Capcom’s lavish high-definition retooling of Okami will hit the North American PlayStation Store on 30th October, the publisher has announced. European players will have an additional day to dig out their paper and pens, when the title travels overseas on 31st October. The re-mastered classic will cost £15.99/$19.99, and will...

  • News Yakuza 5 Attacks Japanese Stores on 6th December

    Fans won't have to wait long

    SEGA has released two brand new Yakuza 5 trailers at the Tokyo Game Show, as well as confirming that the game will be available to Japanese consumers on 6th December. The story of Yakuza 5 begins with Kazuma Kiryu working as a taxi driver, and thus getting into some crazy car chases. The plot also somehow incorporates...

  • News E.X. Troopers Dazzles with Tokyo Game Show Trailer

    Don your dancing shoes

    Capcom’s decision to not bring the brilliant E.X. Troopers overseas is getting harder and harder to take. The cel-shaded Lost Planet spin-off has a really slick style to it that’s evidenced in buckets by this campy Tokyo Game Show trailer. The video shows off the game’s combat and exploratory action, all set to the...

  • News Latest PlayStation All-Stars Trailer Turns Up the Heat

    Calculated chaos

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s character roster is finally starting to come together – and this Tokyo Game Show trailer acknowledges that with a madcap 90-second video showing everyone in action. We’re especially enjoying the LocoRoco stage, which is more colourful than a kaleidoscope pointed at the sun. The game’s...

  • News Kingdom Hearts Is Finally Getting Remixed in HD for PS3

    Calm down

    After years of Chris Crocker-esque pleading from fans of the franchise, Kingdom Hearts is finally coming to the PlayStation 3. Publisher Square Enix announced the glad tidings overnight, stating that it will be re-mastering the original PS2 title alongside Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days in HD. The...

  • News Keiji Inafune's Next Project Is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

    Surprise, surprise

    Legendary Japanese game developer Keiji Inafune certainly gets about. Mere hours after apologising to attendees at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference for Soul Sacrifice’s short delay, the former Capcom employee popped up at Tecmo Koei’s showcase to announce Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. The undead spin-off is being developed...

  • News Namco Bandai Unveil God Eater 2 Trailer

    Yummy

    Earlier today we reported that God Eater 2 will be storming onto the PSP and Vita next year. To accompany the news, Namco Bandai has released a new Tokyo Game Show trailer for the Monster Hunter lookalike, which we've handily embedded below. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

  • News Dead or Alive 5 Will Be Available Digitally At Launch

    Easy access

    Not every title suits a digital release, but fighting games certainly benefit from the added accessibility of being stored on a hard drive. As such, it makes perfect sense that Dead or Alive 5 will be available from the PlayStation Store alongside its retail counterpart. You’ll be able to download the title from 25th September in North...

  • News Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 Striking Vita Next Year

    Hard as nails

    If you enjoyed playing the original Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus on PlayStation Vita, then you’re in luck – publisher Tecmo Koei has announced that Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 will be making the jump onto Sony’s shiny handheld early next year. Details are scarce right now, but we anticipate more information will be revealed in the...

  • News Soul Sacrifice Forfeits Original Winter Release Date

    Battle of the beasts

    Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference wasn’t all good news. Indeed, the platform holder used the event to announce that Soul Sacrifice – Keiji Inafune’s twisted PlayStation Vita exclusive – will no longer release this winter. The action adventure will instead arrive next spring, which is the same window currently...

  • News Tokyo Game Show Prompts Epic Puppeteer Trailer

    Behind the curtains

    Puppeteer may have been missing from Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today – but the platform holder's released a brand new three minute trailer to make up for its absence. The Japan Studio developed adventure was officially announced at GamesCom last month, and depicts the tale of a young boy trapped inside a...

  • News PlayStation Mobile Launches on 3rd October

    New manufacturers on board

    A swift snippet from Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today: PlayStation Mobile will officially launch on 3rd October. The cross-platform initiative will be supported by both Sharp and Fujitsu, who have officially joined the growing list of certified hardware providers. The service will launch alongside 30...

  • News Toukiden Steps Out of the Shadows on Vita and PSP

    Blood lust

    In arguably the biggest shock of Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, Tecmo Koei didn't announce a new iteration of Dynasty Warriors. Instead the publisher revealed Toukiden – a dark, fantasy action title headed to Vita and PSP next year. Developed by Omega Force, the game will support cross-platform functionality between the two...

  • News PlayStation Vita Gets Colourful New Models in Japan

    Are you red or blue?

    There might not have been a whole lot of new Vita software to instil confidence during Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today – but at least there were a couple of fresh hardware colours announced. The striking Sapphire Blue and Cosmic Red consoles will hit Japanese store shelves on 15th November. As with...

  • News Muramasa: The Demon Blade Attacks PlayStation Vita

    Take a stab

    Vanillaware's exceptionally beautiful Nintendo Wii title Muramasa: The Demon Blade is being ported to the PlayStation Vita, it was revealed during Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today. The game will release on 28th March in Japan, and will be expanded by DLC. The game's only been confirmed for Japan so far, but we'd be...

  • News PlayStation Plus Enhances Vita This November

    Powered up

    Current PlayStation Plus subscribers won't need to pay a penny to access the service on Vita, Sony has announced. The handheld iteration of the popular service will launch in November – and will come with all of the perks members have come to expect. Players can anticipate complimentary access to Vita games, discounts on a range of...

  • News Sony Officially Unveils the PlayStation 3 Super Slim

    Cosmetic surgery

    The PlayStation 3 sure is a big fan of make overs. Speaking during its Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today, Sony took a moment to confirm the heavily rumoured Super Slim hardware refresh. It will launch in three different flavours in Japan: 250GB and 500GB models in “Charcoal Black”, and 250GB in “Classic White”...

  • News God Eater 2 Bursts onto PlayStation Vita Next Year

    Hearty appetite

    The Tokyo Game Show has already got off to stellar start for Sony – and, perhaps most importantly, the PlayStation Vita. Publisher Namco Bandai has announced that it will be bringing the Monster Hunter-esque God Eater 2 to the platform holder's new handheld next year. Players will be able to choose between the PSP or Vita versions,...

  • News Sony's Tokyo Game Show Press Conference Kicks Off Tonight

    Land of the rising sun

    You wouldn’t think there was a major video game convention about to start. Interest in the Tokyo Game Show is at an all time low – but we’re hopeful Sony can inject some enthusiasm during its pre-show press conference overnight. If you want to follow the action live, you’ll need to set your alarm clocks for 05:00AM...

  • News Team Ninja Readying Tokyo Game Show Reveal

    What could it be?

    Give credit to Team Ninja for at least attempting to inject some life into the Tokyo Game Show’s non-existent build up. The Ninja Gaiden developer has confirmed that it will be revealing its latest project at the Japanese convention later this week. Team Ninja is currently gearing up for the release of Dead or Alive 5, which is...

  • News Polish Promotion Points to Imminent PS3 Super Slim Reveal

    See you in Tokyo

    The heavily rumoured PlayStation 3 Super Slim will be officially unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show later this week, a Polish advertisement has all but confirmed. A promotion for the hardware refresh – which narrowly missed out on a GamesCom reveal last month – was spotted by TheSixthAxis on Polish website

  • News Sony Has Unannounced Titles to Reveal at TGS

    Place your bets now

    We worried that Sony’s software splurge at GamesCom would keep its Tokyo Game Show surprises to a bare minimum, but it turns out we were sorely mistaken. According to the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation Magazine, the platform holder is planning to reveal a slew of new titles during the Japan-centric show. Unfortunately,...

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