Vita News

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 65

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 65

Blood and thunder

Issue 65, already? Blimey, the weeks just fly by, don't they? We're now approaching a couple of quiet weeks on Planet PlayStation, so there's never been a better time to put a dent into your backlog. But will it be older games padding out your itinerary this week, or are you still working through more recent releases? Here's what...

News: Gal Gun: Double Peace Fights with Pheromones in August on PS4, Vita

Gal Gun: Double Peace Fights with Pheromones in August on PS4, Vita

Only in Japan

Ah, good ol' Gal Gun: the series that sees you play as the ultimate alpha male, as you ward off dozens of besotted damsels with your trusted pheromone pistol. Already a weeaboo favourite on the PlayStation 3, its Unreal Engine-powered sequel, Gal Gun: Double Peace, is set to fling itself at the PlayStation 4 and Vita on 6th August in...

News: Shovel Knight Ploughs a Path to EU PlayStation Platforms

Shovel Knight Ploughs a Path to EU PlayStation Platforms

Spade in the USA

It may have only been a day overdue, but let's be honest: Shovel Knight shouldn't have been late in the first place. Fortunately, we can all take solace in the news that Yacht Club Games' critically acclaimed side-scroller is finally available in Europe – apparently it managed to break free from SCEE's infamous QA limbo, which...

News: Sorry Europe, You're Not Getting Shovel Knight Today

Sorry Europe, You're Not Getting Shovel Knight Today

SCEE strikes back

Costume Quest 2 is finally out in Europe six months after the holiday that it was produced to promote, so what are you whinging about? Oh, that's right: Shovel Knight, which everyone expected to be part of today's European PlayStation Store update, is actually not due out in the Old World until, er, tomorrow. Maybe. Why? We're...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Manages to Cling to the Top Spot Despite Another Drop

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Manages to Cling to the Top Spot Despite Another Drop

Hangin' on in there

Despite the fact that we thought the PlayStation 4 would finally be knocked from its perch at the top last week, Sony's sleek home console actually managed to seize another victory, even though sales have slipped again, this time by around 2000 units. Of course, this is still only possible because of the fact that New 3DS...

Store Update: 22nd April 2015 (Europe)

22nd April 2015 (Europe)

Tonight's the knight

We're running out of spade-related puns, so let us just say things straight: Shovel Knight is out on the European PlayStation Store this week. There's a fairly healthy roster of software for PlayStation owners to sink their teeth into actually, with LA Cops and Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China also part of the roster. Basement...

Store Update: 21st April 2015 (North America)

21st April 2015 (North America)

Mr. Digger

There's a spade with your name on this week, as Shovel Knight turns the Earth on PlayStation platforms. The hotly anticipated Yacht Club Games side-scroller is joined by Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China and LA Cops in this week's North American PlayStation Store update, which is live now. PS4 Games: Assassin's Creed Chronicles:...

News: Sony's Finally Doing Some Maintenance on PS4's Messaging Utility

Sony's Finally Doing Some Maintenance on PS4's Messaging Utility

Snail mail

Messages on the PlayStation 4 have gotten faster of late, but they're still not as immediate as they should be. Fortunately, platform holder Sony has announced some cross-platform maintenance on the PlayStation Network's communications module, which will run – in the UK at least – from 05:00AM BST until 08:00AM BST on Wednesday,...

Interview: Digging Deep with Shovel Knight Developer Yacht Club Games

Digging Deep with Shovel Knight Developer Yacht Club Games

Knight to see you

Since the release of Shovel Knight, developer Yacht Club Games has been lavished with nothing but love for how well it's refined old-school goodness – in fact, some fans have even said that the 2D platformer has set a new standard for indies. We got in touch with the team's David D'Angelo to talk about bringing the title to...

Out This Week: Shovel Knight, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, LA Cops

Shovel Knight, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, LA Cops

New digs

And that's officially it: the big, blockbuster retail releases are taking a break for a few weeks – it's a good thing that there's tons of PlayStation Network stuff in the pipeline, huh? This week's a particularly good one for digital downloads, if only because Shovel Knight is part of the roster. We've been looking forward to Yacht...

News: People Are Going Ape Over This PS Vita Trademark

People Are Going Ape Over This PS Vita Trademark

But it's probably nothing

Hype's a funny thing: it often leads people to jump to outrageous (and incorrect) conclusions. Take this PlayStation Vita hardware trademark, which some people seem to think is a new handheld revision. It was filed by Sony Computer Entertainment on 1st April, and spotted on a Twitter account which automatically posts fresh...