And it won't cost you a penny
The world of free-to-play gaming may be fraught with danger, but social RPG Destiny of Spirits looks like it could potentially be a diamond in an ocean of zircons. Set to burst onto the Vita on 25th March in North America and 26th March in Europe, the game features a system in which you trade and collect a team of...
Pay as you go
Lumines Electronic Symphony developer Q Entertainment has announced that it's bringing its free-to-play RPG Guardian Hearts Online to Japanese PlayStation Vitas this month. The title – which is currently only available for mobile platforms – is “a sprite-based, command-driven RPG where you hire other players as your NPCs”...
Former 1UP writer James Mielke has departed Lumines developer Q Entertainment, and, in a twist that you almost certainly couldn’t make up, has announced his arrival at PixelJunk studio Q Games. He’ll serve as a producer on an unannounced project. Speaking with CVG, Mielke paid tribute to his former employer Tetsuya Mizuguchi:...
All you need to know
Lumines: Electronic Symphony has a killer soundtrack — not least aided by the inclusion of Mylo's Kim Carnes-sampling In My Arms Personal favourite that one, dear readers. But that's not all the game has to offer. There's also Kelly Watch The Stars by Air, Rocket by Goldfrapp and Windowlicker by Aphex Twin. Y'know, when Q...
Lumines might be a great puzzler, but a lot of the franchise's underlying appeal comes down to its audio
As such, it's totally befitting that Amazon should be handing out free MP3s to those that pre-order a copy of Lumines: Electronic Symphony for the PS Vita. You'll get three tracks for your troubles, each composed by Makoto Asai and pulled from the game's secret unlockable stages. The game's due..
Which comes out on top?
If you're a multiformat owner and are unsure whether to get the superb Child of Eden on PlayStation 3 or Child of Eden on Kinect, our friends over at iWaggle3D have just put together a very useful video guide explaining the differences between the two. The in-depth video — it's 30 minutes long — should answer pretty much...
It's nearly time
Q Entertainment's long-awaited Child of Eden is nearly here, and we have a new trailer to show off. If you know nothing about the on-rails shooter the video below will probably fail to enlighten you, but anyone with even the slightest interest in a synaesthetic experience would do well to pay close attention. There's also a half...
Ubisoft's released a new trailer for the PlayStation 3 version of Child Of Eden
It doesn't say much we don't already know — lights, colours, music — but it's a good hype piece if your hotly anticipating next week's release. Catch the trailer after the jump.
One of the standout releases in the PlayStation Portable's original catalogue was Lumines
A brand new puzzler — heralded as one of the best since Tetris — Lumines combined fantastic music with a quirky, but addictive, mechanic. And now the series is back to redefine the PlayStation Vita. Originally announced at GamesCom and blown out at the Tokyo Game Show, Lumines (or Lumines Electric..
Ubisoft executive Tony Key has said that the publisher doesn't plan on releasing its PlayStation Move enabled 'experience', Child Of Eden, as a downloadable title
Despite solid reviews, the XBOX 360 version of the game famously bombed at retail earlier in the year. A PlayStation 3 release is planned later this month, with most retailers offering the...
Ubi finally comes clean
Q? Entertainment's much-anticipated Child of Eden will finally come to PlayStation 3 in Europe on 30th September, complete with support for PlayStation Move and 3DTV sets. Ubisoft finally announced the features yesterday, but can it compete with the exceptional Child of Eden on Kinect? We'll find out in September. UBISOFT®...
We all knew Child Of Eden was getting PlayStation Move and 3D support many months ago, but it's taken this long for Ubisoft to confirm things
Still, at least the word is out now — and with a September release date pledged, we've not got long to wait until we get out hands-on it. Child Of Eden — the spiritual successor to Rez — released on XBOX 360 with Kinect support earlier in the year. The..
As champions of original video game concepts, we were a little disappointed to see Q-Entertainment's ambitious audio-visual experience, Child Of Eden, bomb at retail
But with every cloud there's a silver lining, as Ubisoft has announced that the upcoming PlayStation 3 release of the title will retail for a cut-price £19.99. That's half the price of the XBOX 360 original. It gets even better when..
Going for a song
The wait for Child of Eden to make the way over from Kinect might test the patience of some PlayStation Move owners, but this should take the sting off: the game is going to cost a lot less on PS3. Ubisoft has announced the game will hit Europe on 23rd September, with a price of just £19.99 listed on the publisher's digital shop...
Ubisoft's finally confirmed a PlayStation 3 release date for Q-Entertainment's spiritual successor to Rez, Child Of Eden
The PlayStation Move-enabled trance 'em up will launch on September 23rd on Sony's platform, according to the publisher's updated release schedule. Earlier in the year a Ubisoft representative told us to expect 3D compatibility in the PlayStation 3 version of Child Of Eden. The..
New features promised
Child of Eden on Kinect is setting the world alight at the moment, but the PlayStation Move version is way off in the distance. Many people have suggested this is due to Microsoft throwing money at developer Q? Entertainment to push the game on Kinect, but that's not the case, says producer James Mielke. The PS3 version's delay...
Microsoft did not money-hat Child Of Eden
That's the message of Q-Entertainment's James Mielke in the latest 8-4 Play podcast [a really good podcast by the way, give it a shot - Ed]. According to Mielke, the delay is simply down to Q Entertainment's small studio, with the 30-strong team switching their attention to the PS3 version now the XBOX 360 edition is on store shelves. Were doing..
Earlier in the month we were told that Child Of Eden would launch on the PS3 about 4-6 weeks later than its XBOX 360 counterpart
With the 360 version launching in mid-June, that would peg the PS3 release in early August at the latest. Not true according to IGN, as they are reporting that the PS3 version will not launch until September. A whole month later. D'oh. Supporting our report, IGN adds that..
Creating the ultimate game
Last week we revealed you'll be able to play play Child of Eden with PlayStation Move, and now the game's director Tetsuya Mizuguchi has hinted at stereoscopic 3D support too. On a trip to the offices of UK site Computer and Video Games, Mizuguchi referred to the possible combination of Move controller and 3D glasses:...
After much hush-hush pertaining to Child Of Eden's potential PlayStation Move compatibility, our friends over at MoveModo have finally drawn a confirmation out of a Ubisoft representative
According to the site, the PlayStation 3 version of Q's spiritual Rez successor will support the PlayStation Move controller when it launches later in the year. The site mentions that the Ubisoft representative..
Tetsuya Mizuguchi needs your input for the final level of Child Of Eden
The emotional visionary is seeking player's photographs to include in the game's penultimate journey, focusing on the concept of memories. "In this game, the player's mission is to purify everything, every data," Mizuguchi told Joystiq in an interview. "And this is the final stage of this game, you know, I need..
Ubisoft's revealed that Tetsuya Mizuguchis next title, Child Of Eden, will be heading to the PlayStation 3 with full motion control support for PlayStation Move
The game's all about flashing lights, pulsing music and... Goodness knows. We're not sure we really care either. It looks amazing — who cares about the gameplay part? It seems to be all about rhythm and shape manipulation. We presume..
According to Joystiq, Q Entertainment are considering bringing Rez HD to the Playstation Network
In fact, they've even got as far as Tweeting about the matter, asking fans how much they'd pay for the title. They note, in fact, that at $15 "it would not be a huge profit." Of course, some people (those with no intention of buying the game we...
We don't actually like Lumines
But some people don't cosider the PSP complete without a copy. So why hasn't it shown up on the Playstation Store yet? Licensing issues. Tweeting about this very subject, Q Entertainment said yesterday, We would love to bring Lumines/Lumines II to the PSN store but there are complications, music licensing, was...