2w ago - Black Forest Games Community Manager Dietrich Limper announced that Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream arrives on PSN this month.
Below are the details, to quote: Hello everybody! The screenshot you can see above is from Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream, coming to PlayStation 3 later this month.
It was developed here at our relatively new development studio Black Forest Games. It was also completed with the help of Kickstarter backers, who donated enough money to finish the project. Black Forest Games was the first German independent developer who managed to successfully run such a campaign!
Now you might say, "Black Forest Games? Never heard of that company!" No problem! Let me introduce you to our fine little organization.
Once upon a time there was a game studio called Spellbound Entertainment who created successful titles like Desperados, Airline Tycoon and Robin Hood - just to name a few.
Unfortunately the company went under in 2011 and had to close its doors - a rather sad end of an era. After the dust settled, the core Spellbound team gathered strength and founded Black Forest Games, bringing with them as many team members as they could.
They opened the office doors again in 2012 in the small town...
3w ago - Codemasters Community Manager Ben Walke announced that Grid 2 starts its engines today alongside a new PS3 trailer below!
To quote: Wow. It's out! It's been over nine months since we announced it and we've been pushing hard to make GRID 2 the best game possible and deliver a worthy sequel. We're ecstatic to see games shipping to stores and we can't wait to hear what you guys think.
There's a lot of asphalt waiting for you on the disc - the streets of Dubai and Paris, sweeping open roads on the California Coast, tight and twisty ribbons on mountains in Japan, and apexes to nail on circuits like Brands Hatch, Red Bull Ring and the Algarve International Circuit.
As you work your way from rookie to global superstar in World Series Racing with ESPN charting your rise, you take in 14 different locations with 80 different routes set across three continents. It is, indeed, a new world of racing.
Of course, you'll be wanting a car. Or in fact many cars. And our car list is carefully chosen. There are no lame ducks or basic models here; instead we give you only the finest examples of automotive engineering from the last four decades.
4w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager David Bull confirmed today alongside some video trailers that Best of PlayStation Network Volume 1 arrives this June with details below.
To quote: There's been a slew of exclusive PSN games over the years. We want to get them in your hands, so we're rolling out the first in a series of Best of PlayStation Network collections!
The Best of PlayStation Network, Vol. 1 collects four diverse PSN exclusive games to give you a taste of what the PlayStation Store has to offer. If you haven't had a chance to dive into PSN yet, these collections are a great place to start.
When Vikings Attack!
When Vikings Attack! is an energetic third person adventure featuring fast-paced battles pitting up to four co-operative players against the Viking hordes. You can also take on your friends in the "Versus" arenas in a 4-player battle royale.
Sound Shapes is equal parts instrument and game giving everyone the ability to make music. Play through a unique campaign that fuses music and artwork into a classic 2D platformer, featuring artwork by Pixeljam, Capy, Superbrothers and more, with music by I Am Robot and Proud, Jim Guthrie and Deadmau5....
7w ago - Insomniac Games Community Lead James Stevenson shared a new Fuse trailer confirming that the demo lights up PSN on Tuesday.
Below are the details, to quote: We've been working on Fuse, our first new console game IP since Resistance: Fall of Man, for several years now. The wait is almost over - Fuse launches May 28th on PlayStation 3. For an early taste of Fuse, grab the demo - it launches on PSN next Tuesday.
The demo will allow you to experience lethal teamwork with up to three friends online (or 2-player split-screen). Overstrike 9 has tracked the stolen Fuse source to a remote Raven base in Pakistan's snowy Karakoram Mountains.
The team must stop rogue group Raven from carrying out its horrific plan to form a new world order. The section of the demo comes from around the halfway point of the game, so we've powered up the four characters a bit to give you a sample of all their capabilities (and you can level them up further!)
Now, some of you may be asking, what is this game? We'd like to say Fuse is what you'd get if you took the dry humor and lethal teamwork from Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and combined it with the alien weaponry from District 9.
It's a uniquely Insomniac universe, one where villains occupy strongholds in exotic locations...
8w ago - Project Coordinator Takeshi Yamanaka announced today that Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R arrives on PS Vita tomorrow!
Below are the details, to quote: It was love at first sight. This is my story of how the PS Vita version of Guilty Gear game to life, and why I thought PS Vita and Guilty Gear were a match made in heaven.
When I first opened the the dev unit for the PS Vita, I was seduced by the screen's beauty: high resolution, saturated colors, and the quick response time all contributed to my next thought: "I'm sure 2D fighting games would look beautiful on this baby."
That was when it all began. At the time I was the coordinator and director of BlazBlue, if only by title, so I wasn't directly involved in the development of the PS Vita version; nevertheless, I heard stories from our dev teams and needless to say, they, too were impressed with Vita's performance.
The idea of bringing Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus to the Vita was tossed around during meetings and in the office, but the general consensus of our top brass was that it wouldn't have much of an impact, and the idea was shelved.
I think it was in Spring of 2012, a little while after Guilty Gear on the Vita was shelved. Our Arcade release of the game underwent major balance changes, (+R) at which...