113w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a video today featuring Square Enix's Takashi Tokita speaking on Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection and PSP RPG games.
To quote: Takashi Tokita is a name well respected among Square Enix fans, having helmed classic RPGs from Parasite Eve (newly resurrected for PSN) to Chrono Trigger.
Now he's overseeing the restoration of one of the earliest games of his career with Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, coming to PSP on April 19th.
On the cusp of Final Fantasy IV's 20-year anniversary, Tokita explained his goals for The Complete Collection. The basic expectations are well and truly met: You'll get remastered high-res artwork that takes full advantage of the PSP's widescreen display, eye-catching new 3D special effects, an updated English translation, and two soundtrack options.
Also, for the first time in North America, FFIV will be presented in its pure, uncensored form, which will primarily translate to a few skimpier outfits and a handful of mature references omitted from previous releases.
140w ago - Sony PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has introduced fans to the complete Season 2 cast of The Tester today.
To quote: We're very excited to announce the final 12 gamers who will appear on Season 2 of PlayStation Network's exclusive original competitive reality series, The Tester.
From Maine to California, this season's cast is talented, passionate, and very competitive. Only one will win the job working for PlayStation in San Diego, California along with a $5000 signing bonus, a 42" 3D Bravia TV, and a 'The Tester' limited edition PS3 game system.
Front row (left to right): Boo, Ches-ka, War Princess, Gaymer, 8bit-mickey, Fantasy Girl, Meredith Molinari
Back Row: Big Fazeek, Samurai, Scooter, Triple Threat, Max1m, Mo Chocolate
Check out each cast member's complete profile and view their short video bio in THE CAST section of The Tester website.
If you're wondering who the awesome panelists for Season 2 are, check back next Tuesday when we announce our special guest panelist line up. And, as always, check back every Tuesday for more information on the upcoming new season of The Tester. More Reality. More Games. More Prizes. Only on...
160w ago - Below is scheduled release date for games, on all major platforms, for the North American region in the month of May, 2010.
Please note that scheduled dates may differ from actual release dates, as follows:
Sony PS3 Release List:
• Modern Warfare 2: Stimulus Package - 4th of May
• Iron Man 2 - 5th of May
• 3D Dot Game Heroes 11th of May
• Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY - 11th of May
• Lost Planet 2 - 11th of May
• Skate 3 - 11th of May
• SBK: Superbike World Championship - 11th of May
• Gundemonium Collection - 18th of May
• Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands - 18th of May
• Red Dead Redemption - 18th of May
• Rocket Knight - 18th of May
• Split Second - 18th of May
• Shrek Forever After - 18th of May
• Backbreaker - 25th of May
• UFC Undisputed 2010 - 25th of May
• Blur - 25th of May
• ModNation Racers - 25th of May
• Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West - May 2010
Sony PSP Release List:
• Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake - 4th of May
• What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord? 2 - 4th of May
176w ago - Update: Sony has now reported that the London Pub has been removed from Home due to a bug with purchasing this space, and they will be republishing The London Pub next week.
Today Sony's European Product Manager Elliott Linger has shared an update on the PlayStation Home London Pub, which is coming complete with darts board as follows:
The first PlayStation Home update of 2010 is imminent, and brings with it the great new London Pub personal space. Visit Home Estates today to get your own personal London Pub, and become a virtual pub landlord.
Priced at €4.99, the London Pub offers a warm fire and comedy beer pumps - and more! - all in a setting on the Thames that overlooks the Houses of Parliament.
Gather your friends and challenge them to a few darts matches with the included multiplayer Darts game. You'll need the practice, as you could win one of 30 genuine Eclipse Pro Dartboards courtesy of VeeMee and Unicorn! Do you have what it takes to make it to the top of the leaderboard?
Elsewhere in Home, there's a brand new "Be Stupid" shirt, in male and female varieties, available for FREE in the Diesel store. Enjoy!