Dragon Fantasy Book II is Out on PS3 and PlayStation Vita Today

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31w ago - Muteki Corporation Founder, President and CEO Bryan Sawler announced that Dragon Fantasy Book II is out on both PS3 and PlayStation Vita platforms today.

To quote: After almost two years, four PAX showings (as well as GDC, E3, etc) it's almost bittersweet to be finally announcing this.

It was just over a year ago that we first announced this game was coming to PSN. But you can't understand why that is until you look at what really went into this game...

Looking Back

Dragon Fantasy Book II's origin is a long tale, going back almost 20 years to when myself and Adam Rippon, the game's writer and creative director were just teenagers. Knowing nothing about what it takes to make games, we looked at the JRPGs we loved at the time and wanted to make our own.

Over a dozen failures later we eventually gave up and went on with life, ending up in the game industry and working together at a number of companies. It wasn't until just a few years ago that the passing of Adam's father brought back the desire to make Dragon Fantasy (now titled Dragon Fantasy Book I).

As far as generic 8-bit style JRPGs go, we had a great response and added a ton of content until it became the game we eventually released on PSN earlier this year.

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Video: PS Vita TV Device Unveiled at SCE Japan Press Conference 2013

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31w ago - At SCE's Japan Press Conference 2013 Sony unveiled a PS Vita TV device alongside a video of it in action below.

To quote from Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman: This afternoon in Tokyo (11:00pm tonight, Pacific Time), Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia is holding a press conference to make some announcements of interest to Japanese gamers.

The presentation is tailored specifically for the Japan and Asian regions, and the news here will not necessarily be relevant for North American gamers.

Nonetheless, we're happy to host a livestream of the event here in case you wanted a glimpse into what's next for PlayStation fans in the East.

The show is set to kick off at 11:00pm Pacific Time, and will feature a live English translation. Enjoy!

Live streaming video by Ustream
Sony PlayStation Vita TV official site
Sony PlayStation Vita TV official Fact Sheet
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Cosmic Star Heroine Coming to PS4, VVVVVV is Hitting PS Vita

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32w ago - Today Zeboyd Games Lead Designer Robert Boyd announced that Retro Sci-fi RPG Cosmic Star Heroine is coming to PS4 and PS Vita alongside VVVVVV to PlayStation Vita as well.

To quote: We here at the two-man development studio known as Zeboyd Games are pleased to announce that our next RPG, Cosmic Star Heroine, will be coming out on PS4 and PS Vita next year! And to go along with that announcement, here's our Sega-CD inspired opening video for our game! Enjoy!

A very special thanks to Dean Dodrill (Dust: An Elysian Tail) who helped out with effects and animation, as well as Chris Geehan and Dan Byrne-McCullough over at Hyperduck (who did the music for our last RPG) for helping make that video go to 11! And of course, our own Bill Stiernberg, who handled the brunt of the work!

Cosmic Star Heroine is our latest attempt to recapture the feel of some of the classic RPGs of the 90s, while putting our own unique spin on the whole experience. Inspired by games like Chrono Trigger (visual style, on-map battles, combo techniques), the Phantasy Star series (overall feel of the worlds and characters), and the Suikoden series (political intrigue, expandable player headquarters), we can't wait to share Cosmic Star Heroine with you!



 

Video: KickBeat Launches Today for PS3 and PlayStation Vita

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32w ago - Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher announced that KickBeat launches today for both PS3 and PlayStation Vita platforms.

To quote: KickBeat has been in development for more than three years, and today we're full of energy as we release the game into the wild and onto your PS Vita and PS3.

Why KickBeat? Here are a few reasons we made this game, and why we know you'll enjoy it:

• KickBeat lets you interact with music! We've given you the power of an endless game by allowing you to create your own KickBeat tracks using the "Beat Your Music" mode, which allows you to generate levels with your own music.
• KickBeat is the first rhythm game with fully 3D interactive characters. Once you have the basic mechanics down, we remove the button cues and the characters themselves become the cues! Beat matching with 3D characters is no simple process – our guys ended up animating all of these movements by hand in order to make them precise enough for beat matching! Further, these are all running at a solid 60 FPS!
• The KickBeat soundtrack is comprised of 18 hard-hitting tracks from a diverse lineup of artists, from well-known bands such as Pendulum and Marilyn Manson, to indie pioneers Celldweller and Blue Stahli - even to hidden talents like electronic music...
 

PlayStation Plus: Machinarium on PS Vita is Free for Members

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34w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro announced today as part of this weeks PS Plus content updates that Machinarium on PS Vita is free for members!

To quote: Machinarium returns to PlayStation Plus, this time with the PS Vita version available for those who didn't have a chance to play it on PlayStation 3!

The much-anticipated Spelunky is also releasing this week as part of PS Vita Summer Select. Grab this new release on PS Vita and PS3 as a Cross-Buy purchase with an exclusive PS Plus discount to boot. Lastly, the PAX 2013 sale rings in one of the best community gaming events on the planet: PAX Prime.

You'll find these PS Plus benefits active after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 8/27.

August 27th PlayStation Plus Update

Machinarium (PS Vita)
Regular Price: $6.99, Free for PS Plus members

An award-winning adventure game by Amanita Design, now available free for PS Vita!

Spelunky (PS Vita and PS3, Cross-Buy) - Part of PS Vita Summer Select
Regular Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99

Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all...
 







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