16w ago - Sony Digital Distribution Senior Manager Pierre Gravereau detailed PS Vita Summer Select today, which includes four new Indies that are getting PS Plus discounts.
To quote: Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean the fun has to. To keep your summer fun going, we've selected four games launching over the next four weeks to be part of PS Vita Summer Select, our new PlayStation Store event.
PS Plus members will receive a 20% discount on each game during its launch week, and - best of all - all four games are Cross-Buy for PS Vita and PS3.
Over the next four weeks, we're shining the spotlight on some great independent developers by bringing you a new indie title each week. Check out some of the most unique gaming experiences coming to PS Vita, including Derek Yu's beloved Spelunky, and two-button fighter Divekick. The first game drops tomorrow, so prepare to spend some serious time with your PS Vita!
No need to worry if you don't have a PS Vita because all four PS Vita Summer Select titles are Cross-Buy for PS Vita and PS3! PS Plus members can take advantage of the launch week discounts on both the PS Vita and PS3 versions of each game.
17w ago - Sony Producer Kumi Yuasa announced today that Soul Sacrifice on PS Vita gets eight free quests and new boss DLC.
To quote: Hello everyone!
I hope you've been enjoying the free Soul Sacrifice episode "Heretic Savior," and the new map "Luna Wastes," that we released on July 23rd via patch 1.20!
If you haven't downloaded that content yet, please update your game to version 1.20 from the LiveArea.
There's no need to download unlock keys from PlayStation Store to start playing this episode. After installing the update, simply go to Read Journal > Mad Chronicle > Inside Avalon > Fellow Sorcerers > Heretic Savior to play the episode. Download now and find out more about the secret society "Sanctuarium," and its member "Sympatha!"
But we're excited to announce that there will be eight more quests and two new boss characters - "Cat Sith" and "Beelzebub" - added today! For this content, be sure to download the free unlock key after the PlayStation Store updates to play these quests.
To access them, go to Mad Chronicle > Inside Avalon > Avalon Pacts > Forgotten Pact > Hour of Cypress. Game progress to a certain point may be required.
18w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements posted up a video today spotlighting fighting together in Dragon's Crown on PS3 and PS Vita below.
To quote: The kingdom is boiling in war all around you, and brigands threaten the crown just as much as the encroaching orc forces.
But you, noble adventurer, have loot to earn and treasure to find. You have swords to wield and spells to sling! Welcome to Dragon's Crown. Your adventure begins next week.
Dragon's Crown, from the developers at Vanillaware, follows in the footsteps of Odin Sphere and Muramasa Rebirth. It blends eye-popping, hand-drawn animation with RPG-fueled combat.
An ambitious project, Dragon's Crown features six characters for players to select, and a bevy of stages to fight through. Though there are chests to open and skills to learn, the combat in Dragon's Crown is more like a side-scrolling brawler. A brawler you can invite your friends to!
Dragon's Crown encourages four-player cooperative play on both PS3 and PS Vita. You and your fellow adventurers can brave the dark and dangerous labyrinths together, building characters to complement each other's skills, or tempting fate with difficult combinations. Want to dive into a dungeon with four wizards?...
30w ago - Sony Producer Kumi Yuasa posted up a video today spotlighting The Sounds of Soul Sacrifice, inviting fans to get the soundtrack on PSN today.
To quote: Hi, everyone! We hope you are all enjoying Soul Sacrifice!
We've been talking about the music of Soul Sacrifice for quite a while. Many of you have asked if the soundtrack will be available for purchase. Good news: the Soul Sacrifice Original Soundtrack will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 3 PSN Store today! The album boasts 32 masterfully composed and orchestrated tracks, and will be available for $9.99.
Fantasy becomes reality in the soundtrack to Soul Sacrifice! World-renowned composers Yasunori Mitsuda and Wataru Hokoyama bring this legendary score to life with 32 riveting musical compositions.
Recorded at the state of the art Skywalker Sound, this soundtrack also features a myriad of world class instrumentalists comprised of a 94-piece orchestra and 25-voice choir, making history as one of the largest recording sessions ever for a video game. Check out the full-length behind the scenes video at the top of this post to see how the music of Soul Sacrifice came together.
Comments from Inafune-san:
"The music was created by the two accomplished composers who are capable of putting together...
38w ago - Sony International Software Development Senior Producer Tsubasa Inaba has announced today that Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational goes asynchronous today complete with new courses and characters!
Below are the details, to quote: If you haven't played Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational in a while, now is the time! As some of you may already know, we recently released a feature update (patch 1.05). This long awaited update adds the following features:
Turn Based Challenge
Too busy to join a tournament online at a given time/date? Not to worry! By introducing this "Turn Based Challenge" mode, you can now challenge your friends in an asynchronous competition and play head to head, hole by hole.
Players can now also set up 20 different parallel games at any given time. To avoid cheating, there are no re-dos, similar to Daily Tourneys. Short messages (like SMS) are also now enabled, as well as competitive score history between friends.
Additional gameplay updates include:
• Four-player stroke mode enabled in the multiplayer rooms.
• A slot mode added to the online/adhoc, enabling a slot machine style handicap system applied per hole to keep the game interesting in case there is an imbalance between player skills.