67w ago - Muteki Corporation President, CEO and Founder Bryan Sawler has confirmed today that classic RPG love in the form of Dragon Fantasy Book II is coming PS3 and PS Vita next year.
To quote: Building the first Dragon Fantasy was an amazing experience. And after pouring your heart and soul into a project like that, you can only think "Where do I go from here?".
After we'd really pushed the limits of 8-bit gameplay and graphics with the first game, we knew it was time to bump the game a "generation". This meant being a lot more ambitious with what we wanted to do, and bigger ambitions require bigger support.
So with the support of SCEA's Pub Fund, we're thrilled to announce Dragon Fantasy Book II is headed for PS3 and PS Vita next year on PSN!
Originally, we had planned to follow the original three chapters of 8-bit style with another three chapters in a more 16-bit style. We planned to do a slow and steady progression, chapter by chapter adding more and more features.
But as soon as we started work on the new chapters we quickly found ourselves aiming squarely at the end of that generation immediately. We didn't want to start out simple again as we had already done that. We wanted to make the best RPG...
68w ago - Insomniac Games Chief Operating Officer John Fiorito has unveiled some rare concept art today spanning over the last 10 years from Ratchet & Clank for die-hard fans.
To quote: The Ratchet & Clank franchise turns 10 this year, and to celebrate their anniversary we will release the Ratchet & Clank Collection on PS3.
Ever since the first Ratchet & Clank game launched, fans have written us wanting to see concept art. While concepts are just one of many pieces we use to put our games together, they are a fun way to show the history of the Ratchet & Clank universe.
So I searched around the studio and pulled together a collection of images that go all the way back to 2002 when Insomniac started working on a new game...
In The Beginning... well actually it was 2000. We were wrapping up Spyro: Year of the Dragon and looking ahead to the PlayStation 2. After spending a year developing a new game code-named "I5" and later known as "Girl with a Stick," we canceled the project and decided to shift gears.
(To find out more about Girl with a Stick and its ultimate demise, check out the Full Moon Show podcast #49). That left us with only a few months to present a new idea and we started working on...
68w ago - Today Sony European Product Manager Phil Lynch has unveiled a release date for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game Of The Year Edition, specifically September 19, 2012!
To quote: We've very happy to announce the release date of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game of the Year Edition as 19th September 2012. Developed exclusively for PlayStation 3 by Naughty Dog, the Game of the Year Edition combines Nathan Drake's third critically acclaimed adventure, with additional pieces of multiplayer DLC, handpicked by the team for the release.
A quick recap for newcomers: Drake's third adventure catapults our hardy adventurer headlong into a dangerous search for the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands", taking in the mean streets of London, a burning French chateau and the heart of the Arabian Desert. It's a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organisation and its ruthless leader, Katherine Marlowe.
When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake's quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.
The Game of the Year edition packs in the following DLC expansions:
84w ago - Today Sony Producer Jose Araiza has shared a new video announcing Free Realms PS3 three year anniversary with details below!
To quote: It's been three years since Free Realms first came out, and what better time for a reminder of all the fun to be had in Free Realms than... our third birthday!
Yes, that's right folks - Free Realms officially turned three this weekend. Can you believe it? No? Neither can we! Time flies when you're having fun!
As the first massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) for the PlayStation 3, it has been an exciting journey for us thus far and we have been beyond thrilled with the response we have gotten from the community and media.
For those that haven't jumped into the action, Free Realms is a free 3D online world for all ages where you can do whatever you want, whenever you want.
From building and decorating your own house, to inviting your friends over for a dance party, the fun is limitless in Free Realms.
As the go-to place to join up with friends, you and your friends can do everything together including battling enemies throughout the year, searching for lost treasure, dueling with other players, cooking up meals, or racing cars.
103w ago - Sony PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has posted up a preview of their PULSE 12/20 Edition, which features the Year in Review below.
To quote: As 2011 draws to a close, join Christina Lee for a look back at some of the year's most memorable games. From Sackboy's return in LittleBigPlanet 2 to Nathan Drake's epic adventure in UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception, this year was one of the biggest in recent memory.
From the big shooters like Killzone 3 and Battlefield 3 to surprises such as PSN exclusives Eufloria and inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood, the year also included a dramatic redesign of PlayStation Home and a beautiful compilation of the beloved Ico & Shadow of the Colossus collection.
We know this only scratches the surface and there's plenty of titles PULSE didn't have time to mention, but we hope you enjoy a walk through another amazing year for our industry.
And, remember you can watch the full edition of PULSE from the 'What's New' section on your XMB later today when the PlayStation Store updates.
Have a safe and happy holiday and look for PULSE to return in mid-January.