59w ago - D3Publisher Assistant Producer Miki Takahashi has announced today that new features are invading Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on the PS Vita handheld console!
To quote: The Earth Defense Force is back, and I'm here to tell you what to expect when it lands on PS Vita this winter! Earth Defense Force 2017 ("EDF3" in Japan) launched in 2007 as a third-person shooter developed by Sandlot and published by D3Publisher.
In Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for PS Vita, the core of the game (the 3D arcade action and the system features) remain the same as in EDF2017, but by adding many additional features the game feels completely transformed and remastered.
These additions include an online co-op mode, new missions, enemies and weapons, and a new playable character in Pale Wing.
The story is set in the year 2017. The Ravagers - a vile alien race - are coming to Earth, and they have one thing on their minds: the complete destruction of mankind!
In Earth Defense Force 2017, you are Earth's last line of defense. You'll be dropped into the shoes of a member of the Earth Defense Force. Your mission: stop the Ravagers from conquering Earth.
With the added online play, you can now play a co-op game with up to four players on your PS Vita, without giving...
187w ago - Today Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda has announced that Helghast are invading Sony's PSP in the title Hot Shots: Get a Grip.
To quote: Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip is ready to serve a court-full of fun for PSP systems, and will be shipping to retail stores on Tuesday, June 29, 2010! And it will also be available for purchase on the PlayStation Store on the same day!
There will be plenty of posts coming down the web with further details, but let me share this golden nugget of information: this is an all-new Hot Shots Tennis cast in an all-new tennis adventure of the likes that you've never seen before (ever-ever times infinity).
First off, there is the new Story Mode, where you will travel the world spreading tennis love to everyone and anyone you meet. Part of the gameplay will require a certain level of exploration – its like Indiana Jones with a racquet, but with less ophidiophobia and more giant reptile costumes. Yeah, it's something like that.
Of course there will be items to unlock, this is the heart and soul of Hot Shots, so prepare your senses to manage the cornucopia of costume items, courts, and characters that will be coming your way (more on that later!). Just remember, every challenge will grant you new items to customize your character, and there are...
187w ago - SCEE Community Lead Alex Weekes has posted the European PlayStation Home update, which includes additions from LocoRoco, Bioshock and Dead Space among others.
To quote: This week sees the arrival of the all new, and very colourful, LittleBigPlanet PlayGround space in PlayStation Home.
In true LittleBigPlanet fashion, this space offers plenty to play, create and share. Start with making a fashion statement with the range of LittleBigPlanet virtual clothing available in the Space, then take part in the King's "Snap Happy" Photo Challenge.
Find the target, get the perfect shot, and you can win some great virtual rewards. It doesn't stop there: team up with your friends to create your own wallpapers for the PS3 XMB with the Creator mini-game!
And there's more to come! In a few weeks you will be able to release your competitive side and show off your sharp-shooting skills in the LittleBigDerby. Check out the trailer below:
Finally, no LittleBigPlanet experience would be complete without the iconic Pod... which is why you'll find the LittleBigPlanet Pod Penthouse in Estates this week!
Crafted from the finest cardboard, this personal space can be rotated to get the best out-of-this-world view!...
240w ago - SCEA Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda announced today news that PSP Patapons are set to invade both retail as well as Sony's PlayStation Home online community.
To quote: It's a beautiful Cinco de Pata-yo and as we speak, thousands of magical keys (read: PSN vouchers) are heading towards a destination near you...ready to unlock the internet's mighty download powers, filling your PSP with Patapon bliss.
In addition to these vouchers hitting the store shelves, on Thursday, May 7th, you will all be able to download Patapon 2 from the PlayStation Network and the Patapon 2 mass consumption can begin.
But that's not the only thing happening on May 7th.
We also wanted to announce really exciting Home exclusives (two actually). First: yours truly will be featured in the Home Theater, answering a few of questions posted in the forums by the Home Community.
Second: We've decided that this Thursday is also Home avatar makeover day...so we are giving you an exclusive Patapon 2 t-shirt (for boys and girls!). It's definitely time for you to upgrade your Home look with something more Eyeballish and warrior like.
Now, be honest... wouldn't you want to dress up your Home avatar...
251w ago - PlayStation Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein shared the following "intel" via PS Blog today:
In the upcoming (just 12 days away!) Killzone 2, the ISA forces lead an assault of the planet Helghan. But that doesn't mean the Helghast are on the defensive. In fact, my intel tells me that the Helghast forces are en route to PlayStation Home today.
Fortunately, the Helghast won't be armed with STA-52 Light Assault Rifles (per se), but with demo codes for Killzone 2.
So if you don't already have access (by pre-ordering), just jump into Home tonight starting at about 6pm Pacific (9pm Eastern) and keep an eye out for the Helghast soldiers. When you find one, work up the courage and... just ask. If they've got any left, they'll direct message you with the demo key.
Then you can punch that code into the PlayStation Store (upper right corner), download the demo, and repay the Helghan emissary by... invading their planet. Oh well.