185w ago - Today Executive Producer Tet Ishida has revealed that Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype for PS3 will be hitting PSN next week.
To quote: A few weeks ago I introduced you to Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype. Today, I'll explain you some of its unique features and give you another look at the game in action.
If some of you think back of good old shmups released in the 80s and 90s (or even some newer ones that are still popular mostly in Japan nowadays), you may not only remember their glory but also the often extremely difficult trial & error gameplay attached to it.
While some of you may surely fancy a tough challenge, for others such experience may have resulted into pure frustration. Therefore with Söldner-X 2 we have been pioneering and invented a dynamic play rank system that is on the one hand designed to be fair and attractive to new players, yet on the other hand challenging and rewarding for those who like to invest more time and get the maximum out of the game.
Basically the play rank system measures the player's performance and automatically adjusts the game's play rank (which is something like a dynamic difficulty). On a lower rank you will consequently encounter less enemies and bullets and have more overall room for...
189w ago - Square Enix Europe Brand Manager Antonio Marfuggi has unveiled even more Final Fantasy XIII PS3 items that are hitting Sony's PlayStation Home today.
To quote: A while ago we promised to bring you more FINAL FANTASY XIII goodness to PlayStation Home. Well, today we've done it.
The long-awaited characters costume sets are now available in the Home stores, and we cannot wait to see you going around dressed like Lightning, Snow, Vanille, or sporting a fancy Chocobo Chick like our gunslinger Sazh.
Along with that, we've released some funky furniture pieces to bring more of Cocoon into your personal spaces. Here's a list of the new items:
• Snow Costume Set
• Lightning Costume Set
• Vanille Costume Set
• Sazh Costume Set
• Sazh Wig with Chocobo Chick
189w ago - IGN reports that Capcom is currently testing new DRM protection on Final Fight: Double Impact via PlayStation Network in an effort to combat PSN GameSharing.
It is important to note, however, that the game only requires one initial check at at start-up. Once the game has loaded, it appears you can then sign out of PSN.
To quote: "He later discovered Final Fight: Double Impact can only be played on the same account it was purchased on.
Capcom issued a response to his concern, according to his message post, saying this move was done in an effort to combat "rampant" game sharing on PlayStation Network but emphasized this may not be implemented on all future titles.
"Yes, there is DRM. This was employed to combat the rampant 'PSN Sharing' that has been going on over the last year," a representative wrote to nacthenud. "We're sorry that your family cannot play the game on their individual accounts (same console). This is a limitation of the Sony network."
"We are not committed to do this with all titles moving forward but the only way to evaluate impact was to try it with one title first."
190w ago - SCEA San Diego Studio Producer Vernon Mollette has shared a video today highlighting the final polishing and detailing in track studio of ModNation Racers for Sony's PSP console.
To quote: Welcome back to our ModNation Racers PSP Track Studio walkthrough! Today's blog post brings us to the final installment of our tour of the Track Studio – Seaside Theme.
Here's where we left off: I have the terrain sculpted and painted, I have my ocean setting all lined up and got the track obstacles placed and modified their Dynamic Options.
Now all that's left for me is to put the final layer of polish on this track. I want to give it that certain something that will help it stand out amongst the crowd of other great user-generated content.
I've seen some of the creations that people have been able to make using the Track Studio tools, so I'll need every advantage possible if I want to make the top five weekly downloads!
One of the things I like to do with a track is use the theme-based trees and plants to give it a unique feel. This being the Seaside Theme, I have the option of using some palm trees, rocky outcroppings and a bunch of different plants and bushes.