44w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has confirmed today that Tales of Xillia is coming to PS3, and has interviewed Hideo Baba of Namco Bandai who addresses many questions on the PlayStation 3 title below.
To quote: This PS3-exclusive RPG is a celebration of sorts for the Tales series of RPGs, which had been around for 15 years at the time of the game's release in Japan.
But rather than just rehash classic elements, the Tales team took some chances, crafting a new battle system and a more grown-up visual style. The result, according to Famitsu, is the best Tales game yet.
Last week, I had a chance to pose some questions (including some of your Twitter queries) to Tales series producer Hideo Baba. Here are his answers:
Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation Blog: Tales of Graces f came to PS3, but Vesperia didn't hit PS3 in North America. Now Tales of Xillia has been announced for North America. How do you determine which titles in the series get a an English-language conversion?
Hideo Baba, NAMCO BANDAI Studios Inc.: Given the current resources assigned to the Tales of series team, I am always trying to find ways to assign staff members to work on a Western localized...
45w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Paul Sullivan has announced today for Anime fans that Crunchyroll and Neon Alley are coming to PSN.
To quote: We're always looking for ways to deliver PlayStation gamers the entertainment you crave. Hot off the presses from Comic-Con is news that we will be the exclusive launch partner for VIZ Media's Neon Alley - a 24-hour anime channel - to PlayStation Network in Fall 2012.
Neon Alley will be a subscription-based service available to all PS3 owners in the U.S. and Canada for $6.99 per month. Neon Alley will include a mix of action, adventure, science fiction, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime, all uncut and dubbed in English, and presented in HD (when available).
Including blockbuster anime titles like Naruto Shippuden, Inuyasha: The Final Act, and Death Note, as well as new titles such as Tiger & Bunny, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc, Zetman, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, plus original content that provides news and behind-the-scenes access for anime and manga fans.
That's not all, though. It was recently unveiled that the Crunchyroll App will be coming to PSN, streaming directly from your PS3 console.
46w ago - FarSight Studios Lead Designer Bobby King has officially announced today that two new expansions are coming to The Pinball Arcade this Summer via PSN with details below.
To quote: A lot of people are calling The Pinball Arcade the greatest pinball simulation ever created.
At FarSight, we take great pride in our work and we take this distinction very seriously. We are focused on adding a steady stream of great pinball tables into The Pinball Arcade for both PS3 and PS Vita.
It's always a pleasure to get feedback from hardcore pinball fans telling us how much they appreciate the attention to detail we put into each table. We actually own a real, physical machine of each table, which we re-create digitally. Our studio's rec room and half of our conference room are already full!
So full, in fact, that I'll be moving my favorite machine - Creature from the Black Lagoon -- into my office to make room for the some others that we just bought!
46w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro has announced today news of new games coming to PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection as outlined below.
To quote: Last month we gave all PlayStation Plus members an Instant Game Collection that included 12 full PS3 and PSN games, and it's been a resounding hit with gamers everywhere!
This month, we're continuing the free game goodness by bringing three new titles to your collection in PlayStation Plus.
Break out the fireworks for the July 3rd PlayStation Store update, where PlayStation Plus members will be able to download Gotham City Impostors, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, and Renegade Ops for FREE!
July 3rd PlayStation Plus Update
Gotham City Impostors: Previously announced as 50% off in Plus as part of the PSN Summer Sale, we've got a surprise for Plus members as Gotham City Impostors will be free for the month of July!
Hatched from the twisted minds at Monolith Productions, Gotham City Impostors is a download-only multiplayer FPS that pits violent vigilantes (dressed up like Batman) against craven criminals (dressed up as the Joker) in open warfare on the streets of Gotham City.
47w ago - Sony Junior Product Manager Marta Boullon has announced news today of brand new adventures coming soon to PSP, with details and video footage below as follows:
At PlayStation, we like to think there's something for everyone. We're looking out for our youngest fans with two all new adventure games for PSP: Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension and Geronimo Stilton: The Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy.
Inspired by the Disney Channel movie and adapted by Virtual Toys in Spain from the PS3 version, Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is an action packed adventure quest to save the world.
Fans will be able to play as their favourite characters - Phineas, Ferb and Agent P, as they journey through new dimensions, overcome obstacles and battle the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz as well as collect cool new gadgets.
Also coming soon is the anticipated sequel to Geronimo Stilton in the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton: The Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy.
Based on the hit books, which have sold over 74 million copies in more than 150 countries and developed exclusively for PSP by Virtual Toys, players will join Geronimo...