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PlayStation Plus: Dokuro Marches to PS Vita's Instant Game Collection

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64w ago - PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus updates, which include Dokuro marching to PS Vita's Instant Game Collection.

Below are the details, to quote: We're putting the finishing touches on July's PlayStation Plus lineup by welcoming Dokuro! The PS Vita exclusive that captured the hearts of many can be yours, free as part of your PS Plus membership. Also, PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD for PS Vita is on sale for its launch week!

With all the PS Vita love, our friends at Rockstar decided to balance things out by putting a huge discount on one of the most intense action games of 2012. PS Plus members can grab Max Payne 3 for $7.99, or the Ultimate Edition for just $11.99. Action game lovers who may have not been able to play it last year: do not miss this one.

The clock is ticking to grab the PS Plus preorder discount on PlayStation Store PLAY titles, like Ibb and Obb and [Register or Login to view links]. You can only snag those discounts by preordering.

Read on for this week's full PS Plus lineup, and we'll see you next week for the reveal of August's Instant Game Collection additions!





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Video: Ghoulish Platformer Dokuro Charms on PS Vita This Week

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90w ago - GungHo Online Entertainment Community Coordinator Antonio Cara has shared a video trailer today announcing that ghoulish platformer Dokuro charms on PS Vita this week.

Below are the details, to quote: After enjoying accolades like "Original Game of the Year" and "Best Vita Puzzle Game" in the US, Dokuro finally brings his chalky goodness across the Atlantic Ocean this week. Players in the EU and Australia can finally enjoy Dokuro's 147 levels of puzzles, platforms, spikes and saw blades.

My past blog entries in the States discussed the story and gameplay at great length, so for our European friends I'd like to talk a bit more about development of this winsome title.

For those unfamiliar with the game, its story revolves around Dokuro, a skeletal member of the Dark Lord's army, who makes the career change from peon to hero after witnessing the tears of a captive Princess.

Filled with newfound determination, Dokuro begins his daring rescue. Unfortunately, the Princess doesn't even seem to notice he's there until he quaffs a magical potion that gives him a heroic new appearance and the capacity for fancy sword play.

By swapping forms, players make use of Dokuro's skeleton and hero forms to solve puzzles and battle foes while safely guiding the...
 

Video: Dokuro: A Bone-a-fide Hero Emerges Today on PS Vita

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105w ago - GungHo Online Entertainment America Community Associate Antonio Cara has shared a video spotlighting Dokuro: A Bone-a-fide Hero which emerges on PS Vita today.

To quote: In my last post, I talked a bit about the origins of my favorite numbskull, Dokuro, and the story surrounding his heroic exploits. My ever-diminishing pool of skeleton-themed puns notwithstanding, I'd like to go a bit deeper into the gameplay elements of Dokuro as well as the concepts that spurred development choices.

Although Dokuro was inspired by children's books - [Register or Login to view links] and a Japanese children's book called Kuma to Yamaneko - don't let the adorable chalk-laden game fool you into thinking the Dark Lord's castle is child's play.

At first, Dokuro may look like a pretty straightforward 2D side-scrolling puzzler: You've got a clear goal of escorting the princess from point A to point B, and a seemingly narrow list of what you can and cannot do to accomplish it.

You push a few boxes around, toggle a switch or two, and bash a few bozos who try to hurt your precious princess. The game wouldn't be a fraction as interesting as it is, however, if it simply stopped there.

As you progress through the treacherous castle, you...
 

GungHo Online: Dokuro on PS Vita: This Little Skeleton's Got Guts!

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110w ago - GungHo Online Entertainment America Community Associate Antonio Cara has shared details today on Dokuro for PS Vita proclaiming the little skeleton has guts!

To quote: The charming skeletal hero Dokuro may not get the love he deserves, but that certainly doesn't stop him from saving the day.

With a captivating chalk-drawn setting and adorable fairytale themes, Dokuro provides a unique platform-puzzle experience that will flex your mind and heart!

One day Dokuro's boss, the great and powerful Dark Lord, returns to his castle with a beautiful princess in tow. I suppose "in-cage" is more accurate, since this particular princess did not come of her own free will.

From the moment Dokuro lays his eyes on her, our bony hero is love-struck and resolves to save her from his master's treacherous castle.

The Princess pays no mind to imminent danger and will automatically move forward until she reaches an obstacle she cannot cross. Dokuro's main goal is to get the Princess from point A to point B. Naturally the path is always complicated by traps, pitfalls, and the occasional flying demon.

These puzzles will take all the moxie and gumption you can muster as you travel through floors of ever-increasing complexity. As you progress, you uncover new abilities...
 
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