33w ago - Following up on the PS Vita PSP Kernel Exploit (ISO Loader) demo, today wololo reports that 6.60 TN-A CFE, a PSP Custom Firmware for the PS Vita by Total_Noob (via pastebin.com/WcrwqLrp) is now available!
33w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman has made available a Q&A featuring new details for Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified for PS Vita today.
To quote: Back in August, Jeff and I got a few minutes of hands-on time with Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, the upcoming PS Vita entry in the battle-tested military combat series.
Though the game was early in production, our experience was promising and pointed to a faithful translation of Call of Duty's signature multiplayer combat to PS Vita's 5″ OLED screen and dual analog sticks.
Two months later, Activision and developer Nihilistic are shedding new details on this fall's PS Vita punisher. We caught up with Robert Huebner, the developer's studio head, for the latest intel drop.
PlayStation.Blog: How is the game progressing since we last saw it at Gamescom?
Robert Huebner, Studio Head, Nihilistic: Gamescom seems so long ago. I think the most noticeable thing is a significant visual upgrade; a richer color palette, more detailed models, and better lighting overall.
Also we implemented an entirely new animation blending system that allows us to capture a lot of nuanced animation that Call of...
33w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared some fresh video footage today of Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the PlayStation Vita handheld console.
To quote: I've got a gaming confession to make: I've never played a Silent Hill game. Never really had much of an interest in the series, even... until now.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories is a Survival Horror Action-RPG coming to PS Vita later this month. Like chocolate and peanut butter, this is a mashup I can get into. After sampling the game at PAX Prime, I met up with the game's producer, Tomm Hewlett, in San Francisco to find out how Konami plans to please fans of both genres.
Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation.Blog Social Media Manager: How do you adapt an incredibly scary survival horror series into this action/RPG format? Why did you choose this genre?
Tomm Hewlett, Game Producer: We heard about PS Vita, and we really wanted to make a Silent Hill that was specially suited for that. We really wanted to experiment with multiplayer.
Survival horror is a very particular genre, but with PS Vita's online capabilities, it just made sense to do multiplayer here. So we started to experiment with different gameplay styles, what was kind of compelling, and through a long random assortment...
34w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:
Assassin's Creed III Gold Edition + ACIII: Liberation ($119.99)
The American Colonies, 1775. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people he will ignite the flames of a young nation's revolution. In Assassin's Creed III eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more!
In development for over 3 years, the game features the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine. And with the Gold Edition, take home the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass! This bundle also includes Assassin's Creed III: Liberation for PS Vita.
Assassin's Creed III Gold Edition ($89.99)
The American Colonies, 1775. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people he will ignite the flames of a young nation's revolution. In Assassin's Creed III eliminate your enemies with guns, bows, tomahawks, and more! In development for over 3 years, the game features the new Ubisoft-AnvilNext engine. And with the Gold Edition, take home the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass!
Assassin's Creed III ($59.99)
The American Colonies, 1775. As a Native American Assassin fights to protect his land and his people...
34w ago - Director of Production Frank "Bo" DeWindt at Aksys Games has announced that Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is hitting PS Vita alongside a PSN demo arriving today.
To quote: This is Frank "Bo" deWindt II of Aksys Games, but you can all call me Bo. We have a demo coming today for our upcoming PS Vita title, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward!
For those who aren't already familiar with the Zero Escape series, Virtue's Last Reward is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, which came out in November 2010 and received glowing accolades from IGN, as well as amazing reviews from Destructoid and Nintendo Power, among others.
Virtue's Last Reward is a visual novel-style game with puzzle elements that traps college student Sigma, a mysterious young woman named Phi, and seven other strangers in a game of life and death.
They are forced to take part in a game known as the Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition, which will place their lives on the line as they try to escape and discover the truth about why they're there in the first place.
As a visual novel, Virtue's Last Reward delves heavily into story, characterization, and reading in general. However, this is balanced by the...