Square Enix has confirmed it will release plenty of downloadable content for its upcoming PlayStation 3 RPG, Final Fantasy XIII-2
Downloadable costumes, monsters and weapons will all be available post-release. "Regarding the DLC content, we feel that the final product is 100 per cent enjoyable... it's the complete package. So we're not planning any DLC at this time," said producer..
The PlayStation Portable was a success
The system's sold more than 70 million units to date, so regardless of your stance it's unarguably achieved much more than any other portable gaming device not manufactured by Nintendo. But mistakes were made during Sony's first foray into portable gaming, and Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is keen to acknowledge them. "There are many lessons..
A rougue Youtuber has uploaded a fresh gameplay video of inFamous protagonist Cole McGrath duking it out with Ryu and co in Capcom's upcoming crossover brawler, Street Fighter X Tekken
It's running on a PS Vita. The game looks a bit slower than its console counterpart, but we're not ruling out shoddy video encoding. Either way, fighting aficionados can feel free to examine the evidence after the..
You know what? Silent Hill: Downpour actually looks pretty good
Sure, we doubt it will ever live up to the heights of the series, but then we don't expect it to. The original couple of Silent Hill games were extraordinary, so it's no surprise. What we don't understand is why Konami is doing its very best to give fans a bad impression. This TGS trailer is fine if you turn the audio off and replace..
Unfortunately we weren't at this year's Tokyo Game Show, but chatting to the people that were indicates an exciting amount of anticipation for Sony's new handheld system
Lines for titles such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss were multiple hours long according to reports from various parts of the media, and that's just one game in Sony's huge showing. According to a Kotaku report, Sony Bend's..
Konami's closed out the Tokyo Game Show with the announcement of a new Suikoden title for the PlayStation Portable
Named Genso Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki, the game's yet to be fleshed out with too many details but there is at least a trailer after the jump. Release date and pricing are still to be announced. Catch the trailer after the jump.
During this week's Tokyo Game Show, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida held a keynote to demonstrate some of the PlayStation Vita's features
One of those features was augmented reality. Vita will provide augmented reality in three different ways: without a marker, with a marker and with multiple markers. It's the latter of these technologies that is most interesting, and it really..
Square Enix has released the first assets for its upcoming PlayStation Vita RPG, Lord Of Apocalypse
From what we can tell the title's pretty standard fare. But then we can't read Japanese. Perhaps it's about a cybernetic race of mutated kittens instead. We just don't know.
There's some footage of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 on PlayStation Vita after the jump
But we didn't pay too much attention to the game. Make no mistake, it looks great — comparable to the home system version — but look at the hardware. It's so sleek, sexy and expensive. We want it now — we need it now. Japan gets the system December 17th.
While we've known that the PlayStation is probably region-free for some time, we've yet to get an official confirmation of kind
Until today anyway, when SCE Worldwide Studios gaffer Shuhei Yoshida has taken to Twitter to confirm the platform's region free status. Quizzed on Twitter about the feature, Yoshida simply responded, "Yes it is". Obviously this is a big deal, as it means gamers..
Sony's released footage of its entire Uncharted: Golden Abyss TGS demonstration
Needless to say the game looks absolutely cream-crackers. Miserable critics will probably be able to find ways to put the portable title down — the lighting is certainly a bit softer than in the PS3 versions of Uncharted — but otherwise we'd argue that Golden Abyss actually looks better than the majority of..
Capcom doesn't always get DLC right
Overpriced costumes and on-disc content are just some of the controversies in the publisher's recent history. But it's doing right by Street Fighter X Tekken, announcing that any DLC purchased across the game's home console and portable SKUs will be cross compatible. "With the PS3 and the Vita, yes, they're different hardware, but they're part of the same..
Level 5's confirmed that its cutesy tag-team with Studio Ghibli, Ni No Kuni, is set to get a North American release early next year
The studio wouldn't give a more specific time-frame, but did confirm that production on the English language version was already well under way. Level 5 added that there's additional content coming to the PS3 version of Ni No Kuni — leading on from the ending of the..
SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano has told Reuters that he doesn't believe the Nintendo 3DS nor burgeoning gaming compatible smartphones are a threat to the PlayStation Vita
Kawano considers that the devices are different. Kawano believes that the Nintendo 3DS has a different look, target audience and price-point. All true. Moreover Kawano believes that smartphones are designed with networking features..
Oh Wipeout, how we love thee so
Take Wipeout 2048 on PlayStation Vita — not content with being a crazy collection of high octane racing, it also boasts AR rewards, Near support, cross-platform play and a new online campaign. If only all franchise's were as good as thee.
Disappointed with the PlayStation Vita's 3-5 hour battery cap? Sony has revealed an optional external battery add-on, that could extend the Vita's life to anywhere from 9 to 15 hours
The battery has a capacity of 5000mAh, which when added to the 2200mAh already included on board with the Vita should provide enough juice to keep the system powered beyond short sessions. A price has yet to be..
Namco's maintaining a tradition by getting a new Ridge Racer title ready in time for the PlayStation Vita's launch
The problem is, the publisher doesn't have much time left — and we're still yet to really see anything of its new racer. Fair enough there's a teaser trailer after the jump but we'd have expected a good few minutes of gameplay footage by now. The game's due out December 17th anyway..
Katamari Damacy was once a truly original delight
It's been overplayed since, but even though the concept's not so quirky anymore, the series feels like a natural fit for PlayStation Vita. Namco Bandai was keen to share the news about the Vita version of the title on the PlayStation Blog, where the system's rear touch-pad will be used to squeeze and stretch your Katamari, opening up brand new..
Konami's confirmed that the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will infiltrate its way onto Japanese store shelves on November 23rd
The news emerged from Konami's stage show event earlier this evening. Konami also revealed that the PlayStation 3 version of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection will include a download voucher for the original Metal Gear...
Namco Bandai has released the first trailer for its long awaited conversion of Gundam Extreme VS for PlayStation 3 today
The trailer hones in on some of the game's new features, such as Extreme Burst, Trial Mission Mode and Online Battle. Catch it, as always, after the break. [Thanks Andriasang]
Yakuza: Black Panther 2 for PSP is getting its playable debut at the Tokyo Game Show this week
And to celebrate SEGA's released a full four minute trailer for the part-adventure-part-brawler action title. Catch the new footage after the jump.
Here's a quirky one for you to ponder over your lunch
Arc System Works has announced a music visualiser for the PlayStation Vita. Available as a free download, the application promises to infuse rhythm action with traditional visualisation. The app even includes BlazBlue cover star — Noel Vermillion. [Thanks Andriasang]
Nothing annoys us more than regional name discrepancies
But Gravity Daze or Gravity Rush — it's all the same to us. Team Siren's debut PlayStation Vita platformer thing looks incredible. Don't believe us? Catch the latest trailer after the jump.
We wished Michael Jackson: The Experience on PlayStation Vita was a spiritual successor to Moonwalker on Mega Drive
Alas, we'll have to make do with another rhythm action game. There's a trailer after the jump.</em>
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..
The shock announcement of Monster Hunter 4 as a 3DS title took the wind out of many sails this week
Capcom's curiously popular franchise transformed the PlayStation Portable into the system to beat in Japan — and while Capcom has frequently maintained the series multiplatform status, many expected the next Monster Hunter to be announced for PlayStation Vita. But any mention of Monster Hunter has..
Yakuza: Of The End is actually a really fun game
Criticised for its archaic controls by a cautious Western audience, we actually rather enjoy the mindless nature of the Japanese franchise's zombie spin-off. But Yakuza 3's director, Daisuke Sato, has said that the game's controls would be tweaked if the game were to get a European or North American release. For the western version of Yakuza: Of..
Tokyo Game Show might be all about PlayStation Vita this year, but there's still a little room for Final Fantasy Type-0 -- Square Enix's PlayStation Portable swan-song
Catch the trailer after the jump.
It wouldn't be Tokyo Game Show without Final Fantasy, so it's no surprise to see a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIII-2 released this afternoon by Square Enix
The trailer accompanies a batch of formal release dates announced by the publisher earlier today. Catch the trailer after the jump. [Thanks Game News]
Controversial as it may be, Capcom's pushing on with its Ninja Theory developed Devil May Cry title
The publisher has released a new trailer of the title as part of this week's Tokyo Game Show. You can catch it after the jump. (We still think it looks rad).
Sony's Japanese-only Torne TV hardware product is coming to PlayStation Vita in application form
Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated the tool during a keynote overnight, showing how the Vita can be used to navigate TV listings, remotely set-up recordings, and stream television. Yoshida didn't set a date, but implied the application would launch alongside the Vita this December. Obviously it's only..
Sony's been curiously quiet about PlayStation Suite since the PlayStation Vita's announcement, but at a keynote overnight the company announced plans to release a new PlayStation SDK (software development kit) -- allowing developers to create PlayStation Vita compatible Android games
Sony Japan's Kissei Matsumoto briefly demonstrated the system, showing a simple multiplayer shooting game in which..
Kotaku's sneakily got its eyes on one of PlayStation Vita's boxes -- which is always one of the most exciting things about a new platform launch
Wrapped in a shocking blue colour — that Vita appears to have adopted as its branding style — and similar in layout to the current PS3 boxes, these should fit comfortably next to your current collection of game cases. NeoGAF's Chubigans has put..
When Sony said that PlayStation Vita could work as a PlayStation 3 controller, we figured it was a reactionary comment to the announcement of the Wii U
We certainly didn't think the platform holder would get the technology up and running so promptly. But it seems the technicians in the Sony labs have been hard at work, concocting a demo with LittleBigPlanet that Shuhei Yoshida demonstrated at a..
No Nintendo fans, augmented reality is not a new concept invented by your favourite company
Sony has been experimenting with augmented reality in games for years — so it's really no surprise to see Sony double down on the technology for PlayStation Vita. During its Tokyo Game Show keynote, Sony confirmed that PlayStation Vita will not need a 'marker card' in order to use its augmented reality..
Square Enix has confirmed that it will release Final Fantasy XIII-2 days before the PlayStation Vita in Japan -- on December 15th
And adding to what should be an enormous week for PlayStation hardware, the company also confirmed that it is partnering with Sony to release a new 320GB PS3 hardware bundle in black and pink. The package will run you ¥37,960. Those in the West can expect to pick up..
The Tokyo Game Show is go, with Sony already holding its big coming out party
The general consensus from the video game community was one of disappointment — while Sony's been announcing PlayStation Vita titles left right and centre for the past couple of months, the lack of any real megatons was a real blow. Many were expecting Monster Hunter,...
With that gaping Monster Hunter shaped hole still stinging in the PlayStation Vita's line-up, God Eater 2's announcement isn't quite the consolation we'd all hoped for
The title's been confirmed for PlayStation Portable, and is set to take place three years after the events in the original game. There'll be new weapons, new creatures and more. But it's not on Vita. Why isn't it on Vita?
Following on from previous rumours, EGM has hinted that Capcom might be preparing to announce Resident Evil 6 at TGS this week
Chatting with an anonymous source, the site's shadowy associate revealed that the series will go "back to its roots" with a revamp, with the main priority defining what made Resident Evil so great to begin with". So more Resident Evil, less Resident Evil 4..
It wouldn't be Ninja Gaiden without a bit of melodrama, and that's exactly what Tecmo Koei's brought to the fray with its TGS trailer for the upcoming Ninja Gaiden 3
The footage focuses on sweeping shots and forced melodrama, but it gets the job done. Catch it after the jump.
Remember Dead Or Alive? It's the fighting series that's never quite had the profile of Street Fighter, in spite of its curvy cast
Regardless of status, Tecmo Koei's eyeing a comeback for the series — having announced Dead Or Alive 5 as part of its Tokyo Game Show press conference. The game's coming to PlayStation 3 in 2012. It marks the first time the series has been on a PlayStation system since..
Q-Games and Baiyon's impressive looking/sounding motion controlled music sequencer will be known as PixelJunk 4am when it launches
The game was originally announced as PixelJunk Lifelike. The game — which is hard to explain — allows you to use the PlayStation Move controller to manipulate music in 3D space. In essence: it's a niche but...
Sony's updated its sell-through numbers for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable
The platform holder has confirmed that the PlayStation 3 now has an install base of 51.8 million units worldwide, while the PSP has an impressive 71.4 million. Sony revealed the numbers during its Tokyo Game Show press event this morning, which saw PlayStation Vita receive a December 17th domestic release..
Sony's announced a couple of new PlayStation 3 colour variations for the Japanese audience
Both the Scarlet Red and Splash Blue systems are due to release on November 17th for ¥29,800, with 320GB hard-drives included.
Namco Bandai's released the first screenshot of Ridge Racer on PlayStation Vita
The game will be released in time for the system's launch, maintaining an age-old PlayStation tradition. The game promises a new visual style in addition to online multiplayer. The screenshot looks a bit rough, but we're looking forward to seeing the game in motion. [Thanks Andriasang]
Legendary cult developer Cave has announced two new titles for the PlayStation Vita as part of this week's TGS
Its first title will be a traditional shooter, drawing on the company's bread-and-butter. Despite not having a name, Cave has confirmed that the title will take advantage of the Vita's various touch inputs. Cave didn't share many details about its shooter, but was more forthcoming about..
As previously anticipated, Namco Bandai has confirmed Tales Of Innocence R for the PlayStation Vita
The title's (presumably) a sequel to Nintendo DS Tales Of Innocence title, promising full support for PlayStation Vita's multitude of input options. The game's not due out until 2012, but will be playable on Sony's booth during this weekend's Tokyo Game Show. Namco Bandai's teasing more Tales..
The PlayStation Vita will not launch with a memory stick
If you want to download (or even save) games, you'll need to buy some extra storage. It's the most disappointing PlayStation Vita announcement thus far — even an included 1GB card would have been welcome. Memory sticks will range from 4GB to 32GB iterations, costing from ¥2,200 ($28) through to ¥9,500 ($123). 8GB and 16GB cards will..
Battery life was always going to be a concern for a device as powerful as the PlayStation Vita, and it looks like Sony's just about managed to deliver on its promise of a similar running time to the PSP
In an updated technical fact-sheet, the company has confirmed that Vita will give you 3-5 hours of gameplay at full pelt. That will extend to five hours of video playback, and nine hours of music..
Sony has dropped an enormous list of "in-development" titles for PlayStation Vita
The list of 74-strong titles compliments the system's 26 launch titles we detailed earlier this morning. Sony anticipates that 100 titles will have launched for the PlayStation Vita come March 2012, but that seems like a stretched promise given that a number of titles on its list don't even have proper names yet. That..
Hideo Kojima has confirmed that both the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Zone Of The Enders HD Collection will launch on the PlayStation Vita next year
Kojima also confirmed that he's working on a brand new, original title for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. "It will take a while" for us to learn more about the title though, Kojima clarified.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will launch alongside PlayStation Vita's December 17th Japanese launch date, Capcom has confirmed
The title — which was previously only confirmed for PlayStation 3 — will include all of the content from its parent home system version, in addition to online play at a silky smooth 60 frames-per-second. The game will also take advantage of the Vita's unique control..
The video game industry might be reeling over what blockbuster franchises the PlayStation Vita does (and does not) have right now, but new IP is always important around the launch of any new system
In addition to its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita re-release of Final Fantasy X, Square Enix also confirmed it has two new titles in development for Vita during Sony's TGS briefing today. The first..
Square Enix has announced an HD re-release of Final Fantasy X HD is coming to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3
The game is being developed in order to celebrate the original release of the game nearly a decade ago on PlayStation 2 (the game launched in 2002 in North America). Very few details about the title were shared, other than that the title is in development. So yeah, there's that.
A whopping 26 titles will make up PlayStation Vita's launch line-up when it releases December 17th in Japan
That's a lot of content. Titles include: Ridge Racer, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Hot Shots Golf Next and (obviously) lots, lots more. Sony's announced that a number of the launch titles will be download only. That includes: Little Deviants, Minnato Issho, 3gokushi touchbattle, Project..
The consensus is that Sony had a terrible press conference in Japan overnight, but at least it's finally attached a release date to its (still) heavily anticipated piece of portable hardware
The PlayStation Vita will launch on December 17th domestically. Sony reiterated that the Wi-Fi version of the device will retail for ¥24,980, while the 3G version will be ¥29,980. NTT DoCoMo will be the 3G..
We predicted some time ago that SEGA's celebration of its blue-spined mascot would make the jump to PlayStation Vita, and if current rumours are to be believed it sounds like we were correct
TSSZ cite an anonymous source that notes the existence of a Vita version of Sonic Generations. The website predicts that the game will launch alongside the PlayStation Vita's launch in Japan this year and the..
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is about 90 percent complete according to Square Enix
The publisher has told fans to expect a firm release date at this week's Tokyo Game Show. The game's director, Motomu Toriyama, also revealed some tasty pre-TGS details, announcing that those with a Final Fantasy XIII save on their system will unlcok bonuses in its sequel. In addition, XIII-2 will also include 150 monsters..
Tecmo Koei's shared the specifics of its Tokyo Game Show line-up
The publisher's booth is headlined by Ninja Gaiden 3 and a couple of Dynasty Warriors titles for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. We've included the full line-up after the jump. Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends (PS3, video & demo) Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3/X360, video & demo) Dynasty Warriors Next (PS Vita, video) Samurai..
As expected, Sony is giving the imminent PlayStation Vita a huge push at this year's Tokyo Game Show
The platform holder has already announced that it will have over 30 titles playable at its booth, and as a result it is bringing over 80 PlayStation Vita units to the show. Insane. The device is expected to release later this year in Japan. [Thanks Andriasang]
SEGA's announced Valkyria Chronicles 3: Extra Edition, an updated version of the third PSP-exclusive entry in the strategy franchise
The package comes with the original game and a bunch of new missions and DLC packs pre-included. In short: if you haven't played the game, you might want this. The game's currently set for a Japanese release on November 23rd. No Western release is planned.
You may recall Namco Bandai and Tecmo putting up an announcement countdown website earlier in the week
The website caused huge speculation about what the duo were about to announce, but Andriasang claims to have uncovered the secret. The website has scans confirming a PS3-exclusive Dynasty Warrior game based on the One Piece manga series. The game's officially called One Piece Kaizoku Musou. No..
Capcom's teased another couple of characters for its upcoming PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita cross-over brawler, Street Fighter X Tekken
We've no idea who either of the characters teased are (Sean, perhaps?), so we'll leave the detective work down to you guys. Hit the jump for the trailers.
In addition to confirming a Persona 4 port for PlayStation Vita, Japanese developer Atlus also confirmed that it is handing its popular series off to BlazBlue developer Arc System Works in order to create a brand new fighting game based on the series
Persona 4: The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena is set two months after the events of Persona 4, and sees the character Kuma promoting a fighting show in..
The Resident Evil series is turning 15, which is almost old enough to bypass the rating recommendation on the majority of its titles
To celebrate, Capcom is bundling some swag together for you tireless fans. Under it's Japanese Biohazard label, developer and long-time publisher Capcom is throwing in a groovy T-shirt and a book featuring 112 pages of story explanation and designer commentary on each..
Ready for more high-octane action and sexy witches dressed in hair? If the Twitter account of legendary game designer Hideki Kamiya is anything to go by, you could be in luck
Plugged by a fan as to when Bayonetta 2 would be announced, the Platinum Games employee responded, "This week in a game's magazine," according to a translation by Andriasang. With Tokyo Game Show around the corner,..
The analysts have been earning their dollars this weekend
In a report picked up by Andriasang, Mizuho Securities has predicted that Capcom will make a couple of new Monster Hunter announcements at next month's Tokyo Game Show. Let's put this into perspective: analysts predict that sequels to the biggest franchise in Japan will be announced at Japan's biggest gaming convention. Good work, Mizuho..
Stay tuned for some Valkyria Chronicles news, is the message on the game's official blog
Outside of promising information prior to next month's Tokyo Game Show, the blog post itself was alarmingly scarce. One should probably expect a new announcement in the series — is it too early to say "PlayStation Vita"? [Thanks Andriasang]
Let's play a little game: the Tokyo Game Show is coming
Atlus is teasing a Persona announcement. Said Persona announcement adopts the style of Persona 4. Atlus previously released all three of its Persona titles on PSP. We'll leave you to do the maths. We suppose the big discussion here is not what Atlus is about to announce — Persona 4 Portable seems obvious, right? — but which platform it..
Konami's bringing a strong line-up of PlayStation Vita titles to this year's Tokyo Game Show
According to Andriasang, the publisher has four titles to showcase at the Japanese convention: Asphalt Injection, AR Combat Digi Q, New Little King's Story and Mahjong Fight Club (yay!). In addition to the four PlayStation Vita titles, Konami also has a variety of PSP and PS3 titles to demonstrate at the..
It's funny, hop on any video game message board and you'll note posts berating the PlayStation Vita's third-party software offering
The concern — as we understand it — stems from a lack of title announcements in one deft stroke. At E3 Sony focused on it's first-party content, at GamesCom it focused on very specific brands. There's a perception that third-party developers aren't adopting Sony's..
Japan gets all the luck
Not only is it getting Sony's spanking new handheld, the PlayStation Vita, later this year, but it's also getting the opportunity to test out the portable device in a luxury lounge adjacent to this year's Tokyo Game Show. The invite-only event will be open to one-hundred PlayStation Plus subscribers, and a further fifty PlayStation Vita community website members. Presumably..
Square Enix's resident apologist, Tetsuya Nomura, has told Dengeki PlayStation magazine that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will not make an appearance at next month's Tokyo Game Show
According to Andriasang, Square Enix has set a date for Final Fantasy Versus XIII's next showing, but it won't be at TGS. In other news, Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy Type-0 will be playable at the event,..
Following the leak of the game's logo and word of a potential Tokyo Game Show reveal, Official PlayStation Magazine's added fuels to the flames of the Resident Evil 6 rumours
The magazine claims that "Operation Raccoon City will be followed up by another canon entry in 2012". As big fans of the Resident Evil series, we're officially starting to allow ourselves to get excited. [Thanks..
Have we all got over the bitter disappointment of yesterday? Yeah, we haven't either
There's a trickle of good news coming out of SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano's blog this morning though. The exec confirmed that the release date of the PlayStation Vita will be announced at TGS next month. We're assuming that'll be the Japanese launch, but hey, it will be nice to have some hard dates to chat about..
This year's Tokyo Game Show will host keynote speeches from SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, in addition to Square Enix's CEO Yoichi Wada
Wada's keynote will focus on the "Essence Of Game Industry Revolution", while Yoshida will introduce the PlayStation Vita. Yoshida's speech in particular promises to shed more light on the Vita's specifications, as well as detail the..
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's gaffer Hiroshi Kawano has revealed that the Japanese public will get their first taste of the PlayStation Vita at September's Tokyo Game Show
Kawano said in a blog post that numerous booths will be provided for fans to get hands-on with the new device, presumably leading into a Japanese release date later in the year.
Capcom has hinted that it is working with Sony on a new top-secret feature for Street Fighter X Tekken that sounds a lot like cross-platform play to us
At an offsite SCE event , Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono revealed that Sony is working with the publisher on a new feature for Street Fighter X Tekken that's likely to be announced at this year's...
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