114w ago - PlayStation Network Senior Director Susan Panico has shared a video introducing Only On PSN today, which spotlights new PS3 exclusive games throughout October, 2011.
To quote: We're excited to announce a new program called "Only On PSN," which features brand new games that are exclusively available on PlayStation Network throughout October.
Every week starting tomorrow, October 4, you will find new titles, unique to PSN that are part of this program - games that you've likely read about, or seen during our showing at E3 2011.
You may recall our announcement a few months ago about investing $20 million in exclusive PSN titles, and the Only On PlayStation Network program showcases two titles spawning from this investment: Eufloria and Okabu.
We can't wait for you to get your hands on the Only On PSN games yourselves, so we're giving you a few special offers throughout the course of the program. First, to sweeten the deal, we'll be offering PlayStation Plus subscribers a 20% discount on each game during the first week of its availability.
Additionally, users who spend $60 or more out of their PlayStation Network/Sony Entertainment Network wallet through the month of October will get $10 back in November.
119w ago - Today Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has announced that PS3 exclusive title Elevator Action Deluxe ascends to PSN tomorrow!
To quote: Back in the 80s, it wasn't uncommon for restaurants to have a lone arcade cabinet sitting by the entrance. I've got fond, but hazy memories of a suburban Philadelphia diner where I discovered an innovative title called Elevator Action. I also recall a bacon cheeseburger...
In the 80s, most games confined you to a simple side-scrolling plane - it was akin to being on rails. Elavator Action enabled you to traverse a building vertically. It was a revelation. It was true freedom. It was, well, a different time.
So when I learned that Elevator Action Deluxe was on its way exclusively to the PlayStation Network, my nostalgia was inflamed. With the game available tomorrow, Square Enix offered me the chance to ask a few questions of Producer Yosuke Tsuda.
PlayStation.Blog: Would you categorize Elevator Action for PSN as a straight remake or more of a reinterpretation?
Yosuke Tsuda, Producer, Elevator Action Deluxe: We began the development process based on three concepts:
• Have visuals that allow people to instantly recognize this as...
130w ago - Today SSX Creative Director Todd Batty has shared an E3 2011 video detailing the use of NASA satellite maps to create new SSX runs and footage of the PS3-exclusive Mount Fuji level!
To quote: To be honest, I was completely overwhelmed by the reaction to SSX coming out of E3.
In the early days of this project, there was a lot of debate internally at EA about how many SSX fans still existed and how much interest remained in the market for games like SSX, and even some of the games we have taken further inspiration from such as Burnout and old-school Tony Hawk.
The huge reaction to our launch trailer at the VGA's was the first indication that the SSX fan base was still very much alive and as passionate as ever, but actually meeting some of these people and seeing their reaction to what we are building first-hand was truly inspirational.
Of course, with that passion comes a lot of strong opinions on what else we should be adding to the game or bringing back from the old games. We know we can't possibly please everyone, but our fans should know that we are listening to everything they say and that the...
141w ago - Today Virtua Tennis 4 Brand Manager David Kempshall has shared some videos on the game's upcoming Virtua Tennis 4 exclusive PS3 Tennis content.
To quote: Firstly let me introduce myself to those of you who don't know me. My name is David Kempshall and I'm the Brand Manager for Virtua Tennis 4 and have worked on the game since the original version became available in 1999 on arcade machines across the world.
This is the first of a series of blogs about Virtua Tennis 4, which is out on May 10th, but I'd like to start with a few words about the big earthquake that hit Japan on March 11.
Everybody over here deeply appreciates your concern and consideration for us. Things have still not gotten back to normal, and areas around Tokyo are suffering from planned outages due to electricity shortages, but we are doing our very best to deliver Virtua Tennis 4 to you.
Hopefully you'll enjoy the game when it's released!
Today's blog is geared up to tell you all about what's new for Virtua Tennis 4 on the PlayStation 3, there are a host of new features including PlayStation Move compatibility, a brand new World Tour and online centre, plus plenty of others.
However, I'm happy to announce that on the PlayStation 3 VT fans can expect some extra...
152w ago - Today Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has unveiled 20 exclusive PS3 games heading to the PlayStation 3 entertainment system in 2011.
To quote: Nearly every major PlayStation series is making an appearance in 2011 – even Kratos is in on the action with his guest turn in the new Mortal Kombat.
Add third-party publisher PS3 exclusives and upcoming PSN games and upcoming PlayStation Move games and you've got a 2011 that's jam-packed with PS3-exclusive titles.
Here's an updated list of 20 games you'll only play on PS3 in 2011, using the latest publicly available information. Of course, schedules can shift and plans can change – as always, we'll keep you posted. For the moment, though, this is where we stand for 2011.
Did we miss anything? What's the number one game you're dying to play? Let us know in the comments!
Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
Release date: March 2011
Publisher: NIS America
Long-awaited by fans of the Ar tonelico RPG series, and the first 3D entry in the series, Knell of Ar Ciel introduces a heavily revamped, real-time, action-based battle...