4w ago - Atlus PR Manager John Hardin posted up a video today announcing that Dragon's Crown for both PS3 and PS Vita platforms will be melting faces this August 6, 2013.
To quote: Dragon's Crown has had a long development process - especially for those of you who remember E3 2011 when Ignition first mentioned the game.
But now ATLUS and Odin Sphere developer Vanillaware are putting a stake in the ground for August 6th, 2013. If you're not familiar with Dragon's Crown, it's a 2D multiplayer action beat-em-up exclusive to the PS3 and PS Vita that features four-person co-op play, six character classes, skills that can be leveled up, and all the dungeon-exploring, orc-slapping, treasure-seeking action you can shake a magical staff at.
If you're not familiar with the date August 6th, please consult a calendar.
One of the reasons development took so long is the painstaking detail that makes every character, background or combat animation worthy of the artistic vision of Vanillaware. The intricacies in the artwork are immediately noticeable on both the PS3 and PS Vita versions.
Speaking of, we're working right now on making sure that gamers can take their saved games with them on the Vita. So while Vita adventurers can't party up with PlayStation dungeoneers, it doesn't...
56w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has confirmed today that they will be publishing the upcoming video game entitled Dragon's Crown for both PS3 and PS Vita platforms.
To quote: You know how you're really excited for something and then something happens and you get even more excited?
Like that time you found out they were making a movie for The Hobbit and you were excited... but kinda bummed that Peter Jackson wouldn't be directing it.
But guess what happened: Peter Jackson announced that he would in fact direct it, and you got a heck of a lot more excited. Right?
Remember Dragon's Crown, the next project from Vanillaware announced at last E3, a multiplayer action RPG with beautiful hand-drawn visuals slated to come to PS3 and PS Vita?
BREAKING NEWS: Atlus is taking over publishing duties in Japan and North America! What's more, key (and very talented) members of the Atlus internal development team will be involved with the project as producer(s).
You know, some of the people who've worked on games in the critically acclaimed Persona series. Yeah, we know: we're stoked, too!
What does this mean for the game? For one, it means that it's going to be better than ever. It will, however, come a bit later than originally...
89w ago - Today SCEE Contributing Editor Roland Fauster has shared details on Dragon's Dogma: Dragons and Unlimited Freedom on the PS3 entertainment system!
To quote: The people at Capcom should be no strangers to establishing a new IP on the market. Since the Japanese company introduced their first multi-part franchise in the mid '80s with Ghosts 'n Goblins, they have been known for establishing franchises that run for many years.
Along with such legendary titles as Street Fighter and Mega Man, this strategy has enabled them to create and develop things such as, in particular, the survival-horror genre.
However, it was interesting to meet Resident Evil 4 and Devil May Cry producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi at gamescom and to watch him demonstrate Capcom's latest offering, Dragon's Dogma. What was shown on the screen in the tiny booth was neither slugfest nor survival-action title, nor a new approach for an arcade concept either.
What Capcom had announced in April, probably more out of sheer habit, as action-adventure was in fact the first open-world RPG in Capcom's 33-year history.
Indeed, with Dragon's Dogma Capcom is not abandoning their extensive expertise in action gameplay; however, the presentation at gamescom focused mainly on the most basic aspect of an...
93w ago - Bedlam Games Director of Production Tim Ernst has revealed details today from the Daggerdale PS3 development diary, covering the transition from Dungeons & Dragons to an Action-RPG on PlayStation Network.
To quote: When we first heard about the opportunity to not only work with Wizards of the Coast but on the Dungeons & Dragons property itself, well let's just say that the nerdgasm around the studio was at an all-time high.
We went with action-RPG as the genre based off of studio competency, market trends and general interest (basically, we thought it was cool and knew we can do a good job of it.) We knew that this the best fit for our first D&D game.
We wanted to make the game as accessible as possible, just let players play, harkening back to the 'old school' days of gaming. You should be able to play alone, call a buddy over and play locally or jump online and find a party of adventurers to group with.
There are definitely development issues with balancing and performance having a downloadable PSN game that is fully featured, but we felt strongly about the usability of the game. Besides, isn't that what D&D is about - freedom of play?
It was also important to us that the player has a persistent character without restrictions that he or she can continually...
113w ago - Big Sandwich Games Design Director Tyler Sigman has announced news today of the Hoard PSP release alongside news of a PS3 sale on PSN.
To quote: Do you know what today is? It's Day of the Dragon, that's what! HOARD, Big Sandwich Games' award-winning arcade-strategy game, releases on PSP tonight!
It's available exclusively via PlayStation Network download, selling for $9.99. It features all the same exciting core gameplay as the PS3 version, perfectly mapped to your favorite handheld gaming device. Since all HOARD levels play in 10 minutes or less, it's almost as if the game was made with your on-the-go gaming needs in mind!
To celebrate bringing HOARD to PSP, we're also putting the PS3 version of HOARD on FIRE SALE (har har) for a limited-time price of $9.99. Ridiculous dragon madness! Who benefits from all this chaos? Why you, of course! (And your pocketbook.)
If you've been eyeing the PS3 version for a while, we hope this sale is all you need to pull the trigger. For that mere pittance, you'll get four modes, over 35 levels, leaderboards, Trophies, co-op, and more!
It's a no brainer to pick up what IGN awarded "Best Quick Fix" and nominated for "Best Competitive Multiplayer" in their Best...