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..