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Video Interview: David Cage Talks Beyond: Two Souls at Gamescom

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105w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton has shared a video interview today with David Cage from Gamescom 2012 who discusses Beyond: Two Souls below.

To quote: Beyond: Two Souls, [Register or Login to view links]'s rabidly anticipated follow-up to Heavy Rain, ceded the limelight at Sony's gamescom press conference last week to various other freshly-announced titles, as the French studio got on with the hard graft of development.

However, studio boss David Cage was on hand to offer us a quick progress update.

Check out our interview below for more on Beyond's refined approach to storytelling, Cage's verdict on working with top Hollywood talent for the first time and how Quantic's ground-breaking graphics tech has evolved since Heavy Rain.

Here are the videos, as follows:







 

Video: Gamescom Hands-on: Assassin's Creed III Liberation PS Vita

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106w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a hands-on look at Assassin's Creed III Liberation for PS Vita from Gamescom 2012 today.

To quote: Here at gamescom 2012, [Register or Login to view links] finally granted hands-on access to its newest assassin, Aveline, star of Assassin's Creed III Liberation.

In this video, story writer Richard Farrese walks us through some of the new features found in PS Vita's first entry in the series.

Liberation takes full advantage of the new Assassin's Creed III game engine and its simplified control scheme. Gone are the days of leaning on the shoulder button and playing defense during encounters.

Press Square for melee attacks, hold and release Triangle to aim and fire ranged weapons, Circle counters, X is used for block-breakers and other moves. It's a bit of an adjustment to begin thinking offense first in an Assassin's Creed game, but ultimately it's likely to be seen as an improvement.

Ubisoft is taking advantage of PS Vita's touchscreen in logical ways: tapping the screen brings up a split weapon wheel where you can select melee weapons (machete, hidden blades) on the left and ranged weapons (blowgun, whip) on the right.



 

Video: Gamescom Hands-on: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

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106w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted up a new video today from Gamescom 2012 spotlighting a hands-on look at Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for PS3 below.

To quote: While waiting to get hands-on with Dishonored here at gamescom (impressions shared in this week's PlayStation Blogcast), I ran into an acquaintance from [Register or Login to view links].

He invited me to their booth to experience the two new demos for Ni no kuni: Wrath of the White Witch being shown.

I didn't pass on the opportunity, if nothing else, as an excuse to share beautiful new screens and video with you.

When launching the first demo, the demonstrator made a point of showing that the game features a Japanese language voiceover selection option. This is a frequent request from JRPG fans, so rest assured that matter is settled.

Parts of what I saw are showcased in this new gamescom trailer, so do your eyes a favor and roll the video:





The first demo, "An Errand for Father Oak," takes place very early in the game as diminutive hero-in-training Oliver is trying to get to the Ding Dong Dell, the Cat King's Castle. When the downtrodden gate guard won't let you in,...
 

Videos: Sony Outlines LittleBigPlanet Recap from Gamescom 2012

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106w ago - Sony Community Coordinator Steven Isbell has made available some fresh videos from Gamescom 2012 today recapping the LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3 and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita news below.

To quote: Gamescom 2012 is currently in progress and LittleBigPlanet is the height of popularity there, thanks to our brand new titles LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and LittleBigPlanet Karting.

To celebrate the occasion, we have a few treats for you!
LittleBigPlanet DLC Costume Cross-Compatibility!

Customization is a BIG part of LittleBigPlanet. Being able to modify your Sackboy or Sackgirl is a way for players to personalize their experience, while also bringing a variety of different franchises and entertainment properties into the LBP universe.

We recognize this and have decided that we can't ask all you LittleBigPlaneteers to fully enjoy the upcoming LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and LittleBigPlanet Karting without an amazing assortment of costumes at your disposal.

So, we're going to let you bring the costumes that you bought for LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2 along with you... at no extra cost!

Not only that, but for any new costumes that take your fancy, you will only ever need to purchase the costume once and you'll have access to it across LittleBigPlanet...
 

Video: Hands On at Gamescom 2012: Zen Pinball 2 on PS Vita

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106w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video today going hands on with Zen Pinball 2 for PS Vita at Gamescom 2012.

To quote: If you're a regular PlayStation Blogcast listener, you're probably sick to death of hearing about how much we've been playing and enjoying The Pinball Arcade on PS3 and PS Vita.

Farsight's pinball simulator faithfully recreates the experience of playing some of pinball's greatest tables, many of which are quite difficult to find in the real world.

Zen Studios has taken a different tack since debuting on PS3 (via PSN) in 2009 - the tables featured in Zen Pinball don't exist in some decrepit arcade or collector's garage. These fanciful pinball experiences don't - and simply couldn't - exist in real life.

Now Zen is upgrading the "platform" for these tables - meaning the physics engine, visuals, and social media experience - with Zen Pinball 2, coming to both PS3 and PS Vita for free next month.





I was lucky enough to be sharing a flight out to Cologne for gamescom with someone from the Zen PR team, who handed me a PS Vita loaded with a nearly complete version of the game.

With The Pinball Arcade fresh in my mind, I slipped back into...
 
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