Fans of the Sony PS Vita have several new reasons to be happy this week. Sony has announced that some long desired new apps for the portable game console are now available with some others coming later this spring. One of the new apps that has hit the console today will have animie fans very excited.
In a bit of a surprise announcement this afternoon, Sony has made clear that Jack Tretton will be stepping down from his role as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. As of March 31st, 2014, SCEA will have a new President and CEO, as the company and Tretton have made a "mutual agreement" to "not renew their contractual relationship."
The most pixel-filled adventure of a one-player game ever produced by the folks at Polytron is nearly ready for PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS Vita. With a March 25th release date, we’re ready for this Blitworks-ported title to come on quick. It’s been a long time in the making, after all, the game’s original launch occurring well over a year ago.
Crackle may not have the brand recognition of Netflix, but it still boasts a solid user base, offering Internet goers and device owners access to a library of movies and related video content, including original series and television shows. Starting today, owners of Sony's PlayStation Vita can now access the service from their gaming handheld, providing another element of entertainment.
Sony will launch its redesigned PS Vita in the US and Canada this spring, the company has confirmed, as part of a Borderlands 2 bundle. The release - which will see the redesigned handheld offered at $199 - was confirmed during a Sony event today in Los Angeles, alongside launch dates for God of War Collection on PS Vita, which will drop on May 6th.
Even if you've not got a PS Vita on which to play the game OlliOlli, you've got to appreciate the next-generation (yet retro) flavor of the title. Here we're seeing a game that brings the skateboarding genre back in a side-scrolling bit of gameplay, ready and willing to make you believe that your two-hundred-dollar handheld gaming device is prepared for the pixels. This game is developed by Roll7 Games and will be released immediately if not soon.
This week the folks at Unity have let it be known that their Unity 4.3 build is out for the PlayStation Vita, a device that will now be able to work with a number of abilities in cross-platform gaming. There's a new PS Vita devkit being released for developers for this platform, allowing them to quickly integrate the games they've already made - or are making - into the Unity universe, therefor allowing them to be played on the PS Vita easily.
Fans of the long-running Persona series of role-playing games and animes are in for a triple helping of new material. Atlus, the maker of the games, announced the upcoming titles one at a time over the course of this weekend's Persona event. Their Japan releases will be staggered over the coming 12 months.
Sony has announced a new update that began rolling out for the PS Vita today, bringing the handheld's firmware up to version 3.00. This is a big update for the gaming device, and with it comes a variety of PlayStation 4 related features, including PS4 Link for playing PS4 games on the handheld's display. We've got a video of the new features after the jump.