97w ago - Today Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced that Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time is officially heading to the PSP.
To quote: It's been years since the last Growlanser game, dearest members of the Blog of PlayStation (Growlanser: Heritage of War, for those of you playing "PlayStation Blog: The At-Home Edition," was released for PS2 back in 2007).
Even before that, hardcore RPG fans have been clamoring for the fourth entry, one of their favorites in the series, to make its way to North America. Now, there are always factors for games released in Japan to either never come or come much, much later to US shores. This was one of those cases where hope seemed quite faint.
Just this past week, those hopes were given a prescription-strength injection of horse steroids as Atlus (that's us) officially announced Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time, the enhanced PSP version of the long-beloved and much-requested fourth chapter in the popular series of RPGs, for release this summer in North America.
Let's tune out all those exclamations of shock that ATLUS is releasing a PSP game in 2012 (because it isn't going to be the only one) and get to the heart of the matter: telling you everything you need...
114w ago - Sega of America Associate Brand Manager Aaron Webber has confirmed today alongside a video trailer that Yakuza: Dead Souls on PS3 is heading to the US.
To quote: Greetings Sony fans and Yakuza enthusiasts! Today is an exciting day, both for PS3 gamers and for us here at SEGA - the PS3 exclusive, Yakuza: Dead Souls is coming to the west!
It seems like only yesterday we were all sitting on the edge of our Sony-branded seats, hoping desperately that Yakuza 3 would see the light of day overseas. In the years since, we've seen not only the US release of Yakuza 3, but Yakuza 4, too - and, thanks to the fantastic support of fans and PS3 gamers like you, we're proud to now announce the latest chapter in the Yakuza franchise. What was once Of The End is now Dead Souls!
So, what is Yakuza: Dead Souls all about? I traveled to the top of the mountains and spent two weeks meditating to bring you the answers. In the end, that failed, so I just played the entire game instead.
It was awesome, and in doing so, I found that this game is a mix of:
• Zombies in Tokyo
• Yakuza with guns
• Beautiful Hostesses
And while I'm not able to reveal how much content from the Japanese version is coming over,...
121w ago - Sega Brand Manager Ken Balough has shared a details and a video today on the Renegade Ops Upgrades which will soon be heading to PlayStation Network.
To quote: I wanted to drop by with more information about our PSN PLAY-bound title Renegade Ops, focusing on upgrades you'll use to enhance your chosen vehicle.
The upgrades are there to help you tailor your character to your preferred play style... though all four characters can be played balls-to-the-wall, and you're never going to have enough time to sit back and take in the gorgeous scenery for long.
First though, allow me to give you the first exclusive look at the latest trailer which surprisingly enough shows off some of these upgrades.
The better you are at the game - in other words the more enemies you destroy, stunts you pull and collectibles you grab - the quicker you'll reach the next level, and in this game levels mean prizes... well, upgrade points. So, how can you spend these points?
Well you'll have the choice of three skill trees to spread your points over, so you can customise your character depending on how you best play the game. The only limit to this is the amount of upgrades you can have active at one time; the higher your level, the more...
152w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has unveiled 20 exclusive PS3 games heading to the PlayStation 3 entertainment system in 2011.
To quote: Nearly every major PlayStation series is making an appearance in 2011 – even Kratos is in on the action with his guest turn in the new Mortal Kombat.
Add third-party publisher PS3 exclusives and upcoming PSN games and upcoming PlayStation Move games and you've got a 2011 that's jam-packed with PS3-exclusive titles.
Here's an updated list of 20 games you'll only play on PS3 in 2011, using the latest publicly available information. Of course, schedules can shift and plans can change – as always, we'll keep you posted. For the moment, though, this is where we stand for 2011.
Did we miss anything? What's the number one game you're dying to play? Let us know in the comments!
Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
Release date: March 2011
Publisher: NIS America
Long-awaited by fans of the Ar tonelico RPG series, and the first 3D entry in the series, Knell of Ar Ciel introduces a heavily revamped, real-time, action-based battle...
158w ago - As a follow-up to the EU post from earlier today, Sony PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen has announced that their biggest publish yet is heading to PlayStation Plus for subscribers.
To quote: I'm happy to let you know that we'll offer our biggest PlayStation Plus publish to date coming up in December just in time for the Holidays!
We will be giving more than $50 of content over the next two weeks, essentially paying for a full year's subscription to PlayStation Plus, making December a great month to sign up.
Kicking things off on December 7 is the LittleBigPlanet spin-off PSN title, Sackboy Prehistoric Moves. Enjoy 10 unique Move-enabled levels on a multiplayer adventure filled romp through the land of dinosaurs. Best of all, PlayStation Plus subscribers get Sackboy Prehistoric Moves free AND a week before everyone else.
Earlier this year, European PlayStation Plus subscribers were given a full season download of Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse, regularly priced at $34.99. We heard the feedback that US subscribers would like the same content and are happy to report that all five episodes will be available to US PlayStation Plus subscribers on...