51w ago - Assistant Producer Heather D'Evelyn has announced that Karateka is pummeling onto PSN today, and is from Prince of Persia Creator Jordan Mechner.
Below are the details, to quote: I'm proud to announce the PlayStation Network release of Jordan Mechner's classic martial arts sidescroller, Karateka! Thirty years later, the 8-bit karate classic returns with all-new graphics and a unique rhythm-based gameplay.
As a college freshman in 1982, Jordan Mechner started work on the original Karateka with nothing more than an Apple II computer and a burning desire to become a published game author. Now, 30 years later, Mechner is back for more karate action, teaming up with Liquid Entertainment for a modern remake of Karateka with beautiful animation and innovative gameplay.
What's changed in the last 30 years of gaming? In the original game, you beat up a series of thugs to rescue the princess Mariko from the evil warlord Akuma. If you're defeated, that's it-game over. Alas, modern gamers aren't used to the cruel realism of the one-life scenario, so we introduce three different suitors, all attempting to rescue the princess.
If you die as the first one (the "True Love"), you continue as the second, then the third, allowing you to have more than one chance while maintaining...
51w ago - LittleBigPlanet Community Coordinator Steven Isbell has announced that the LittleBigPlanet 2 PS Vita Cross-Controller Pack is officially out today!
To quote: The wait is finally almost over: the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack is out today on PlayStation Store!
This all-new pack will allow you to use your PS Vita as a controller on LittleBigPlanet 2 and play the game in a new and exciting way.
Check out the new trailer for the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller pack to see just what adventures Sackboy will be getting up to in this new pack!
Not only will you be able to play through Sackboy's grand new adventure, we'll also be giving you a brand new set of tools and other goodies to enable you to make your very own LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller levels!
What's in the LittleBigPlanet 2: Cross-Controller Pack?
Sackboy's latest adventure is chock full of a wonderful array of goodies that we know you all can't wait to hear to find out about, so here's a rundown of just what you'll be getting.
A Brand New Story - Our new theme will see Sackboy travelling across the Omniverse to discover the lost treasure!
51w ago - Creative Director Nicklas Nygren at Nifflas' Games revealed that Knytt Underground rolls to both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita consoles today complete with a video trailer below.
To quote: I've always wanted to develop a game that is heavily-story based, but I've always waited to do it until I had a story I really want to tell; something personal and different.
Problem is, I can't just decide to come up with such a story whenever I want. It's an unusual and mysterious process and it kind of just... happens. Knytt Underground is the result of this process. Oh, and it's also a pretty sweet exploration platform game.
Knytt Underground tells a quirky and strange tale that connects to various things in my own life. It's set in the future, hundreds of years after the humans disappeared from the planet. Sprites, fairies and various other lifeforms roam tunnels underground.
They are curious about their origin and the meaning of life, and to find those answers they try to understand the ones who had obviously figured it out: the humans.
One organization is devoted to understanding our science and language. They have successfully decoded that the letter J symbolizes a hook and O the full moon. Another group tries to combine the truths of our different religions....
52w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe has announced that starting today their festive sale begins on the European PSN Store!
To quote: Season's greetings everyone! It's almost Christmas and to celebrate this joyous time of year, the PlayStation Store is bringing you some great offers on a range of titles including Deus Ex Human Revolution, Just Cause 2, 007 Legends, Prototype 2 and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.
The Festive Sale will run from today until 9th January once the store update has taken place, so be sure to treat yourself.
Below are details of the initial deals - if you can't find anything that takes your fancy we will be looking to add more items to the sale on the 19th December so keep checking the blog for updates.Enjoy!
007 Legends (Not available in Russia)
Was €49.99/£39.99/AU$69.95 Now €24.99/£19.99/AU$29.95
Additional 10% off for Plus subscribers
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded
Was €49.99/£39.99/AU$79.95 Now €24.99/£19.99/AU$39.95
Additional 10% off for Plus subscribers
Just Cause 2
Was €14.99/£10.99/AU$17.95 Now €7.49/£5.99/AU$12.25
Additional 15% off for Plus subscribers
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
52w ago - Digital Reality Product Services Manager Gergely Szilagyi has announced that Black Knight Sword charges onto PSN today!
Below are the details, to quote: Fighting with the strength of many men, The Black Knight must battle through a dark and unusual fairy tale world to rid it of an unexpected evil.
Black Knight Sword is an unusual game for unusual gamers. The idea is to send ourselves back to the 90's, lock the door, forget the outer world and enjoy the pure gameplay.
This traditional side-scrolling action game will provide us with uncountable trials, failures and the joy of beating the unbeatable. It is not hard to lay back on the couch and get lost in the world of the Black Knight.
Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture did a lot with the look and feel of the game. If you still want more, turn up the speakers and be enchanted by Akira Yamaoka's composing and sound design.
Not many contemporary titles have such a unique world like Black Knight Sword. We are sitting in a theatre and living the fairy tale of the Black Knight, fighting his battles, suffering from his wounds... and surely rejoicing in his victory.
Wherever we are, whatever we face, we'll repeatedly ask one question: "What...