Sony has announced that a new firmware update coming to the Vita next week will bring support for PSOne classics to be played on the Vita. With this update, Vita gamers will be able to access over 100 PSOne classics from PSN next week including Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil 2. Firmware update 1.8 is set to roll out on August 28 and will also bring Cross-Controller support, a mode which allows you to use your Vita as a PlayStation 3 controller.
A bit late on this story, but worth posting nonetheless. Bethesda made a surprise announcement yesterday at QuakeCon, revealing that the Dawnguard DLC expansion for Skyrim is now available for PC Players to enjoy. The expansion is available for purchase on Steam at this very instant for a price of $19.99. Conveniently, if you’ve yet to get your hands on Skyrim itself, it is half of on Steam this weekend as well. The Dawnguard expansion made its way to PC just about a month after it hit XBox Live. Sadly, it looks like PlayStation 3 gamers will have to wait a little longer. Bethesda also announced that the PlayStation 3 version of Dawnguard is not yet in a presentable state and will not be released before that. No estimated time of release was given.
Earlier this year, Neko Entertainment released a pretty good puzzler game on PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3. Next week, the game will make its debut on the PlayStation Vita. While the goal of the game is still the same, to get your puddle to the goal at the end of the level, the game has been improved and tweaked to suit the PlayStation Vita. The game has been made more user friendly with small tweaks such as being able to skip levels, tips on every loading screen and a menu reshaped to suit the Vita’s touchscreen. The game’s control setup have been given some flexibility, allowing to tilt the console, use the left stick, the should buttons or even the Vita’s rear screen. Neko Entertainment’s post on the PlayStation Blog also hint at some sort of easter egg in the background of the main menu. Read More!
In Sony’s E3 Press Conference today, that Call of Duty title for PlayStation Vita we kept hearing rumors about was confirmed. Nothing else was announced, besides the official title being “Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified”.
Sony has announced that the first two games of the Uncharted series will be making their way on to PlayStation Network. Starting on June 26th, both Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Game of the Year Edition will be available for digital download onto your PlayStation 3. In celebration of this announcement, Sony has also announced that all existing Uncharted 2 DLC will be available for free to download worldwide. Pricing has yet to be confirmed but hopefully, with the transportation and physical media manufacturing cost out of the equation, Sony will at least consider offering it a little cheaper than in stores. For those of you curious about the sizes of both, PlayStation Associate Product Marketing Manager, Mick Perona said in a comment, that Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune will be approximately 18.5GB while Uncharted: Among Thieves will weigh approximately 20.5GB.
Source: PlayStation Blog
The upcoming Sly Cooper game set for release this Fall, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has been announced for the PlayStation Vita. On tonight’s GTTV with Geoff Keighley, Developers Sanzaru Games made the announcement. The game will hit shelves in Fall 2012 alongside with the PlayStation 3 version and will also support cross-play. This means you will be able to save on your PlayStation 3 and then pick up right where you left off with your PlayStation Vita. Since then, Sony has released a new trailer about the game, which can be seen below after the break! Read More!
Remember all those rumors and hints about a PlayStation fighting game we kept hearing about? The one that was said to have a strong resemblance to Nintendo’s Smash Bros.? Well, turns out, it’s real and was officially announced on last night’s GameTrailers TV. The game, developed by SuperBot, is officially named “PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale” and will be released this holiday season. Confirmed in-game characters so far include Kratos, Radec, Sweet Tooth, Sly Cooper, Parappa the Rapper and Fat Princess.
Later today, PlayStation Vita owners will be able to download the Skype Application for their console the PlayStation Store. This will be the first time Skype will be available on a handheld gaming device. The app can make use of both the front and rear cameras of the Vita for video calls and will on both WiFi and 3G connectivity. As usual, Skype-to-Skype calls will be free and landline calls can be paid using Skype credit. The app also features a background mode, allowing you to pause a game then take a call and get right back into action. The PlayStation Vita Skype app will be available to download for free on the PlayStation Store later today.
The Japan sales figures from last week are in, and it seems that the PlayStation Vita has sunk to an all time low. The PlayStation Vita had a weak launch in Japan and has since, failed to get a huge boost. The Vita sold a total of 8,250 hardware units last week, coming behind the Nintendo 3DS with 63,796 units, the PlayStation 3 with 17,765 and it’s older-gen relative, the PSP with 13,116 units. Certainly not surprising, as the system has not gotten much attention since launch, in terms of software titles. It lacks a lot eye-catching titles, especially to the Japanese gaming crowd.
Vita launches and this is said to be the star leading title of the Vita launch line-up, priced at $50 at launch retail as opposed to the traditional $40. This is Sony putting their best foot forward, as the Uncharted series is acclaimed for being an action-adventure series of games, known for a cinematic linear narrative equipped with puzzle-solving, landscaping and of course, action, being either hand to hand combat, shooting your foes down, finding whatever ammo you can find (having to be resourceful and conservative at times) and even some stealth. Now with the complete Uncharted trilogy on PS3, the series has put itself, Sony and the Playstation 3 on cloud nine. Now we have this brilliant cinematic console experience and put it on a portable system and we get Uncharted: Golden Abyss. A prequel to the Uncharted trilogy, is this pocket-sized installment of Sony’s Indiana Jones experience something that needs to be experienced or does this prequel to need to stay in the past and forgotten? Read More!