New Sony PS3 and PSN Releases for the Week of April 9, 2012

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105w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new Sony PS3 and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:

Leave your quarters at home or take them on the go when playing your favorite pinball machine for the zillionth time, or discover an acclaimed pinball classic for the first time, with The Pinball Arcade.

Its also equipped with the added bonus of "Cross Purchase," you can buy the PS Vita version and get the PS3 version for free, and vice versa.

The cast of long-awaited 2D fighter Skullgirls prepare to pummel PSN players, the Sour Patch Kids make their platformer debut in World Gone Sour, and match-3 goes free-to-play with Treasures of Montezuma Blitz for PS Vita.

Enjoy this week's The Drop.

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Skullgirls - Set in the Canopy Kingdom, Skullgirls tells the tale of eight female warriors as they fight to reclaim a wish-granting artifact known as the "Skull Heart" from the monstrous Skullgirl.

As legend has it, every seven years this enigmatic Skull Heart grants a wish to a young woman... but this power can come at a terrible price. If her heart is impure, her wish will be twisted and she herself will be transformed into a Skullgirl.

Developed by newcomer...
 

Video: Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention Hits PS Vita on April 17th

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106w ago - NIS America Marketing Coordinator Ryan Phillips has announced today alongside a video trailer that Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention arrives to PS Vita on April 17, 2012.

To quote: I'm dropping by to have a quick chat about Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention as it will be hitting both PSN and retailer shelves on April 17th, dood!

Let's jump right into it and talk about some of the brand-new features for its PS Vita debut!

For newcomers, Disgaea is a turn-based strategy RPG where players can move and arrange their characters using a grid-based system to perform special attacks, or team up to do millions of points of damage (often in very comical cutscenes) against their opponents.

Disgaea is also known for its wacky cast of characters, one being NIS America's awesome mascot, Prinny (highly disposable peon penguin demons that explode), all of which are illustrated by Takehito Harada.





Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice first landed on PS3 on August 2008, and along with it came an extensive amount of DLC featuring a lot of characters from the Disgaea universe. We are extremely happy to let everyone know that all of the aforementioned DLC is already included in Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention for...
 

FarSight Confirms The Pinball Arcade Hits PS3 & PS Vita April 10th

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106w ago - FarSight Studios Lead Designer Bobby King has confirmed today that The Pinball Arcade will be hitting both PS3 and PS Vita on April 10, 2012.

To quote: We're very excited to be launching the Pinball Arcade on the Sony Entertainment Network.

We have four great tables running on the most accurate pinball physics engine ever developed. What's more, The Pinball Arcade will offer players the ability to buy our game (and any DLC tables) once and own it on both the PS3 and PS Vita versions!

The PS Vita version supports the front and rear touchscreen and will be a great way for people to play our game while they're on the go. We can't wait for the game to be launched on April 10th.

We can confirm that the game will run at a smooth 60 frames per second, and the lighting effects and real-time reflections make the graphics look stunning. This is the best pinball simulation we've created so far!

If you're a fan of either real pinball or video pinball, we're pretty confident that you're going to love our game. FarSight has been making digital pinball games for years!

We have received overwhelming support by the mechanical pinball community - and these are the people who insist on realism in their...
 

PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.66 Arrives, Details

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106w ago - Following up on PS Vita Firmware v1.65, today Sony has released PS Vita System Software update v1.66 with details being added below.

Download: PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.66 (US) / PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.66 (JP)

For those curious, Sony has removed PS Vita update v1.65 from PlayStation Network due to a technical fault related to adhoc play in PSP titles.

While there is no official changelog posted yet PlayStation Vita Firmware 1.66 is expected to remedy this issue for users.

Additionally, some users are reporting that if you want to snag older free Minis that you got with your subscription, you're able to delete the non-functioning existing version and replace it with a fresh download.

As always, more...
 

PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.65 Arrives, Details

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106w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced today that PS Vita Firmware / System Software update v1.65 is incoming alongside details on the changes in it outlined below.

Download: PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.65 (US) / PS Vita Firmware / System Software Update v1.65 (JP)

Update: Sony has now removed PS Vita update v1.65 from PlayStation Network due to a technical fault related to adhoc play in PSP titles.

To quote: Hi, everyone. The next PS Vita System Software Update (v1.65) will be released soon and will include the following minor enhancements:

• A "Notification Alert" option will be added to Settings, so you can toggle alerts on or off
• "After 10 minutes" will be added to the time options under Power Save Settings
• An Arrow icon will now appear when PS Vita finds new activities in the LiveArea
 







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