94w ago - Sony Manager James Gallagher has shared an interview today with CEO Andy House on gearing up for PlayStation Vita below!
To quote: The launch of PlayStation Vita is just two days away and hopefully your thumbs are twitching at the prospect of getting it into your hands and enjoying what we believe is the strongest launch line-up of games in PlayStation history.
One man that has had a part to play in that history is Andy House, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment. I recently spoke to him about life in Japan, the imminent launch of PS Vita and how we as a business are welcoming this proud new addition to the PlayStation family.
PlayStation.Blog: This is your second time working in Tokyo, how has the Japanese games market changed in the time you've been away?
Andy House, President and CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment: Well that intervening period was 15 years so things have changed dramatically. What's interesting, and the one thing that hasn't really changed, is that you still see these sales spikes of a system based on a single major game release, and I think that Japan is the most content-driven of the three major markets in that sense.
The other difference is that there seems to be a shift in Japanese gamers' habits - in the...
94w ago - Today Sony's James Gallagher has shared another video segment from Inside PS Vita spotlighting power and performance alongside details on PlayStation Vita social applications and more below!
To quote: In the latest episode of Inside PS Vita we take a look at one of the key aspects that makes PS Vita the ultimate handheld for the hardcore gamer: the power and performance that makes a cutting-edge game experience like Uncharted: Golden Abyss possible on a portable.
Get a behind the scenes look at the making of the new PS Vita TV ad 'The World Is In Play'.
The ad brings to life the immersive and connected experiences you can have with PS Vita and in this film we show how we brought those experiences to life.
From building a bus stop on a football pitch in a stadium in Prague to recreating an epic war scene with a real arsenal of weapons, an explosives expert and an army.
As well as revolutionary portable gaming, PS Vita comes with your favourite social network apps - Facebook, LiveTweet and Flickr - to help you stay in touch with your friends...
94w ago - CEO Piotr Babieno of the Bloober Team has announced today that A-Men will March on PlayStation Vita at launch with details below.
To quote: True gaming is reborn on the PlayStation Vita with the launch of A-Men, a riddle within a retro game that will satisfy your cravings for tactical play.
With more than a hint of the old school style of logic, platforms and creatures, we think our new, highly addictive title is an unexpected launch in a market dominated by pump-action big titles.
Created by Bloober Team and honourably inspired by retro-cult classics Lemmings and Lost Vikings, the game gives you control of up to five army characters, each with their own personalities, skills and tools, whose mission is to round up their equally endearing enemies across a series of worlds and puzzles.
Highly tactical and completely addictive, the game is immediately easy to play and yet, like many classic games, it is hard to truly master. You'll definitely need a brain for this one, folks.
The gameplay takes the player on a journey through a series of different worlds and themes including Forest World, Seacoast World, Winterland World and Factory World. A-Men players use all of their...
94w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3, PSN and PS Vita releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:
PlayStation Vita is only days away from arriving in North America, and we're continuing the celebration with another phenomenal week of releases on The Drop.
The quirky and addictive worlds of Plants vs Zombies and Touch My Katamari roll onto the PS Vita. On PS3, we are introduced to the science-fiction worlds of Asura's Wrath and Syndicate. PSN brings demos to one of the most anticipated games on PS Vita with Unit 13 and SSX for the PlayStation 3.
New York City, are you ready? I'll be in the big Apple with Jeff this week, ushering in PS Vita to the gaming world this Tuesday night at 550 Madison in Midtown New York, see you at 8PM! Enjoy this week's The Drop!
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen (PSN/Game Card) - Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen raises the bar over the original with even more stylish ninja action, new gameplay features, intuitive touch controls and a thrilling dynamic storyline.
Players will scale sheer walls, leap across roof tops, sneak up silently on their prey, and expertly dispatch enemy after enemy with their razor-sharp blade. New...
94w ago - Zipper Interactive Community Specialist Chris Roper has announced today that Unit 13 is taking over Vita Hill Social Clubs alongside news of a PS Vita demo incoming detailed below.
To quote: The release of Unit 13 is just a few weeks away now, officially launching on March 6th, but you don't have to wait that long to get your hands on the game!
On Monday, February 20th, Unit 13 is going to take over all eight Vita Hill Social Clubs, giving you the chance to dig in to the full Unit 13 experience and find out what it's like to play a console-caliber shooter in the palm of your hands.
The top scoring players at each location will be eligible for some pretty awesome prizes, so play as much as you can during the limited-time event and try to get your name to the top of the leaderboards. For locations and times, check out the official Vita Hill Social Club page.
If you can't make it to one of the club dates you might miss out on the prize opportunities but you can still get an early taste of Unit 13 by checking out the downloadable demo via the PlayStation Store on Tuesday, February 21st.
The demo gives you access to one of the game's Direct Action missions and includes all six operatives and online leaderboard support. Perhaps best of all is that your scores...