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.
The new PlayStation App for iOS and Android will be available for free download from the App Store and Google Play starting Nov. 13 in North America, Sony has announced. The app will be released Nov. 22 in Europe and Nov. 25 in Africa. Those dates precede the release dates of the PlayStation 4 by just a few days.
You can play your PlayStation 4 games on any PS4 console, anyone can play games and use your PlayStation Plus features on your primary PS4, and your PlayStation Network account can be used on two systems at the same time, according to Sony. Those and other FAQs were answered this weekend and announced via a tweet by Sony Computer Entertainment President Shuhei Yoshida.
There's a game in development right this minute going by the name Nuclear Throne, developed by the same crew that made the cult classic Super Crate Box and appearing soon on PCs everywhere. This game is also in development for OS X (Mac, Apple computers), as well as PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, readying itself for PC first and currently in Early Access mode for those of you on Steam. This game follows a little speck of a character through a collection of top-down levels that get increasingly more difficult as you traverse them - simple concept, but powerful results.
Last month, the latest PS Vita model PCH-2000 was revealed, along with it coming some specs and other pertinent information. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has pointed out one particular feature that hasn't caught much attention, revealing in a tweet that the next-generation handheld console is equipped with a standard microUSB charger, making it compatible with a variety of commonly-available charging cables.
Megaman has firm a place in the hearts of many, the evidence of which is blatant in the runaway success of its descendant -- Mighty No. 9's -- Kickstarter campaign. The funding goal was ambitious, seeking millions, yet saw its milestones reached at a clipped rate, such as the unlocking of PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions back on September 17. The campaign reached its end on Kickstarter this evening, managing to hit its goal ahead of the countdown timer.
Sony just recently introduced its PlayStation Vita TV in Japan, a mini gaming console that features the same software and chipsets as the PS Vita aimed at those who want a small gaming and streaming device. According to a list Sony has put up on the PlayStation Japan website, not all PS Vita titles will be supported by the PS Vita TV console, however.
Sony has unveiled a new miniature video game console in Japan called the PS Vita TV. The device is an entertainment system designed to allow users to easily access streaming video services, games, and other types of content on the big screen TV in their home. Sony says that the PS Vita TV use the same chipsets and system software that the PS Vita portable console uses including an ARM cortex A9 CPU and IMG SGX543MP4+ GPU.
The giants of handheld gaming have been hitting quite a market problem brought about by the popularity of smartphones and tablets, leading them to gimmicks like price cuts and refreshed versions of old handheld lines. Today, Sony is taking such a path, announcing the Playstation Vita PCH-2000 which is an incremental upgrade to the original PS Vita, though it remains to be seen if it will be enough to help revive interest in the product line.
If there's one thing LucasArts was good at, it was getting to know 3rd-party game creators - that's essentially the base for their entire industry, after all. When you run a gaming company that's creating games that are (mostly) based in the Star Wars universe, you've got to work with a collection of developers - at least that's how it used to be, before Disney shut down LucasArts. Now the Third Party Relations team is happy to bring former LucasArts producer Gio Corsi aboard here several months after the closing of LucasArts in early 2013.