252w ago - Creat Studios Director of Communications Michael Robinson gives us a heads-up on upcoming add-on content for Magic Ball, Cuboid, and Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom for PS3 today:
Booster Packs will be available soon and will include tons of new levels, additional themes, level editors, more trophies, and lots of other exciting gaming goodness!
So be on the lookout for those Booster Packs, and producers from Creat and Tik will be coming atcha soon with more juicy details with some action-packed blog posts.
But in the meantime, as a token of our appreciation for the tremendous response we have received from our recent releases on PSN, and since we are in such a giving mood, I'm happy to announce the release of FREE Themes for your PS3 available tomorrow on the PlayStation Store!
So, instead of starring mindlessly into some wacky swirling color mass on your XMB, why not be the envy of all your family and friends by downloading a FREE Theme from one of your favorite Creat/Tik PSN games?
How can you go wrong? Check out some screenshots for the Themes below, and remember, friends don't let friends have boring XMBs!
255w ago - Seems that the image of Famitsu magazine announcing Tales of Vesperia for the PS3 was a fake. There is no mention of Tales of Vesperia in the magazine's table of contents.
However, this does not rule out the possibility of the game coming to the PS3 in the future.
To quote: See that blurry magazine scan? It apparently says that Xbox 360 title Tales of Vesperia is coming to the PS3 with new events and new dungeons. Don't get excited just yet.
It's totally fake. Below is the index for the upcoming issue of Famitsu – the same one that supposedly announces Tales of Vesperia for the PS3.
There are no articles about Tales of Vesperia, let alone Tales of Vesperia on the PS3. That's not to say ToV will never come to the PS3 (never is a long time), but there's nothing on the game according to this issue of Famitsu.
255w ago - According to the latest Famitsu Issue, Tales of Vesperia will be coming to the PS3 with extra content.
To quote, roughly translated: Namco Bandai has released a PDF on its website in Japanese, among other things, a list of projects that the company intends to launch the Japanese market over the year 2008.
The big surprise we found in the Tales of Vesperia, a title that was announced so far as Xbox 360 exclusive, but according to this list will also come to PlayStation 3.
Probably is a similar kind of exclusivity to the Eternal Sonata, a title which despite having been announced yet reached the market.
The rest of the list includes Soul Calibur IV (PS3, 360), Afro Samurai (PS3, 360), Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3 (PS2), a Dragon Ball DS, Super Robot Wars Z (PS2), Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit ( PS3, 360), Family Trainer (Wii), Taiko: Drum Master (Wii), a new release of the Tales of series... para DS, Naruto (PS3) y Gundam (PSP). DS, Naruto (PS3) and Gundam (PSP).
Portable games are still entitled to be determined, it will have to wait for further announcements to know what we will be preparing Namco Bandai for the coming months.
259w ago - Today Howard Lehr of TikGames announced that Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom is coming to the PlayStation Network this January.
To quote: A big 'hello' to all of the PlayStation blog readers out there! We at TikGames have been laboring away on this game for quite a while and it's a relief to finally be able to tell you all about the fantastic stories and artwork it contains.
You see, one of the keys things about Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom for PS3 (available on PSN in early January for $9.99) is right there in the name. There are three modes to the game, each offering a unique experience.
In Ancient Tales mode, each piece of an old Chinese story is revealed when the player finishes a layout by matching the one pair of golden tiles on the board.
So, if you want to see the end of the story, you have to play your way through it and unlock the next episode. The stories are meant to add to the enjoyment of the classic game and pass along some ancient wisdom from one of the world's great cultures.
Now, keep in mind that there are hundreds of Chinese tales out there, all of which offer insights that we the players would value. However, many of them contain story elements that aren't...