With its launch last month now disappearing into the rear view mirror, we stopped by creator Gavin Moore's Tokyo office recently to find out how such an idiosyncratic and personal project got made, and what it's like having to let go and hand it over to the game-buying public after three years of hard work.
Read on for some fascinating insight into the creative process, and for an exclusive glimpse at some never-before-seen artwork from the game.
Oh, and if you haven't found the time to play it yet, I urge you to do so! It's one of the year's finest. To see more trailers, screens, and, of course, grab...
13w ago - At SCE's Japan Press Conference 2013 Sony unveiled a PS Vita TV device alongside a video of it in action below.
To quote from Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman: This afternoon in Tokyo (11:00pm tonight, Pacific Time), Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia is holding a press conference to make some announcements of interest to Japanese gamers.
The presentation is tailored specifically for the Japan and Asian regions, and the news here will not necessarily be relevant for North American gamers.
Nonetheless, we're happy to host a livestream of the event here in case you wanted a glimpse into what's next for PlayStation fans in the East.
The show is set to kick off at 11:00pm Pacific Time, and will feature a live English translation. Enjoy!
14w ago - Sony PS Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe announced today news of a big PSN in Japan sale which includes Tales of Graces f, Resident Evil, Ragnarok and more!
To quote: Hi everyone! With gamescom finished for another year we turn our attention to Tokyo Games Show later this month and what better way to celebrate all that is good about Japanese game development than with a few deals!
Duly, we're very happy to present our Big in Japan Sale delivering some huge savings on titles such as Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Tales of Graces f, Resident Evil Revelations, Ragnarok Odyssey, and many, many more!
These deals will go live as soon as the store has updated later today, Wednesday 4th September. Enjoy!
Agarest: Generations of War Zero (Not available in Australia, Finland, NZ, Norway)
Was €24.99/£19.99, now €9.99/£7.99
Additional 10% off for PS Plus members
Agarest: Generations of War 2 (Not available in NZ)
Was €34.99/£28.49/AU$51.95, now €14.99/ £11.99/AU$21.95
Additional 10% off for PS Plus members
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, NZ, Qatar)
Was €14.99/£11.99/AU$21.95, now €7.49/£5.99/AU$11.05
Additional 10% off for PS Plus...
22w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton shared a video interview today which delves deeper into Japan Studio's incredible platformer called Puppeteer below!
To quote: Shameless favoritism alert: PlayStation Blog ruddy loves Puppeteer. It's one of the liveliest, loveliest and most downright out-there platformers to come along in years, and plays beautifully to boot.
It arrives in stores on 11th September, and if it's not on your radar yet, it's time to stick a pin in it. This is a game unlike any other you'll see on shelves this year.
With just a few weeks left of development, we caught up with the game's director, the ever-insightful Gavin Moore, last week to delve a little deeper into his deviously dark creation.
When we spoke last year you explained that you were making Puppeteer so that you had something to play with your young son. What's his verdict now that he's been able to play it?
Gavin Moore: He loves it! He likes playing it either on his own or with his Dad, which is nice.
If I'm playing Kutaro and he's playing the secondary character - Picarina or YinYang - he tries to kill me all the time because he wants to be Kutaro. He thinks Kutaro is him,...
117w ago - Today at Sony's Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2011 press conference the PS Vita handheld console has been confirmed to hit Japan on December 17, 2011.
According to Examiner.com via NeoGAF, there will be twenty six PlayStation Vita titles (game logos pictured below) at launch, including Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Sony's Hot Shots Golf & Uncharted: Golden Abyss, with various other titles like Dark Quest, BlazBlue, and Rodeo.
For those curious, PlayStation Vita will sell for 24,980 yen (US $324) for the Wi-Fi version and 29,980 (US $390) for the 3G model, which will be available in partnership with Japan's biggest mobile operator NTTDoCoMo.
In the US, a PS Vita model that connects to the Internet only using Wi-Fi will be priced at US $249, while a version of the gadget featuring 3G connectivity to telecom data services will be priced at US $299. Sony did not reveal when the PS Vita will be heading to North America or Europe yet, however, it is predicted to arrive during Q1 of 2012.
Sony also issued a Press Release stating that a memory card will not...