32w ago - Lucid Games Founder Nick Davies announced today alongside a video trailer that Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is coming soon to PS Vita.
Below are the details, to quote: Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is an episodic PS Vita adventure brimming with weird and wonderful characters and a host of brain teasing puzzles.
We're delighted to show you some screens from the game, and give you some insight into the world of Jacob Jones.
So firstly, the polite thing to do would be to introduce you to our hero, although he's a slightly younger hero than you may be used to. Without further ado, meet Jacob Jones, the latest arrival at Camp Eagle Feather, the newest and best Summer Camp.
Now Jacob isn't one to mix with other kids - he prefers the great outdoors and the company of his parents, so spending his summer with a load of weird kids at Summer Camp isn't exactly his idea of fun. However, when he stumbles upon the mysterious Bigfoot, his summer takes on a whole new twist.
Developed using the powerful Unreal Engine 3, it has a charming visual style and a artistically unique world which is inhabited by vinyl toy characters. Coupled with this we have all of the technical bells and whistles...
33w ago - Llamasoft Founder Jeff Minter announced today that Cult Studio Llamasoft is blazing onto PlayStation Vita with TxK.
Below are the details, to quote: Nearly 20 years ago, in 1994, one of the best-known Llamasoft games ever was released on the Atari Jaguar - the seminal Tempest 2000. This title came to be recognized as one of the finest games on the system.
Based upon an early '80s arcade game, T2K aimed to be more than just a port of an older game. Instead, T2K took that old classic game as an inspiration, and offered up something entirely new and modern.
The original coin-op game was based around a color vector display - a look it was impossible to replicate on raster displays and with graphics hardware of the day, so T2K defined a style all of its own.
The floating platforms in space that defined the play areas were created using Gouraud-shaded polygons, as were the enemies that populated them - in that pre-PlayStation era such polygonal graphics were considered cutting-edge.
T2K also introduced design elements that were to become Llamasoft trademarks - flowing particle systems, full-screen video feedback effects, and objects that shattered into thousands of glowing particles.
33w ago - Amanita Design Founder Jakub Dvorsky confirmed today that acclaimed indie adventure Machinarium is coming to PS Vita next week.
Below are the details, to quote: We're thrilled to be bringing our acclaimed adventure title Machinarium to PS Vita on 1st May. When the PS3 version was released, we called it the best version of the game.
In it, we added lots of new features - like the ability to zoom in to get a closer look at the scene, magnetic hotspots, 12 Trophies and more.
The PS Vita version makes no compromises. In fact, it's even better! It includes all the enhancements from the PS3 version, but we've added some new features to complement PS Vita's capabilities.
You can now control the game not only with the system's analogue sticks and buttons, but also directly with your fingers on the touch screen and rear touch panel. We've improved the zoom feature too, so it's more convenient to play the game in a portable capacity.
The graphics, music and sounds are presented at full quality, and everything runs smoothly and looks as beautiful as ever on Vita's gorgeous 5″ OLED display. For the best audio experience, put on some nice headphones so you can fully enjoy the award-winning soundtrack by Floex.
33w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks new PS3, PS Vita and PSN releases below, as follows:
PS3 Full Game
Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII ($19.99)
You are the leader of Operation Wildcard, an undercover and elite squad of pilots secretly created by the American government. Your mission is to sabotage and destroy the Third Reich's evil plans to create a weapon of mass destruction. During this mission you and your team discover that the bad guys also have an elite team of their own.
ESRB: T // File Size: 12.5 GB
Dead Island Riptide ($49.99)
They thought they had escaped Banoi, but can't wake up from this nightmare. Thrown back into the midst of the Zombie outbreak, the fight for survival continues!
ESRB: M // File Size: 2.74 GB
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen ($39.99)
An epitaph speaks of another's demise...A mysterious island known as Bitterblack Isle appears off the coast of Gransys. Its depths have claimed the lives of many Arisen their voices still haunt the labyrinth that lies deep beneath its surface-a labyrinth ripe with secrets waiting to be discovered.
ESRB: M // File Size: 11.5 GB
33w ago - Atlus PR Manager John Hardin posted up a video today announcing that Dragon's Crown for both PS3 and PS Vita platforms will be melting faces this August 6, 2013.
To quote: Dragon's Crown has had a long development process - especially for those of you who remember E3 2011 when Ignition first mentioned the game.
But now ATLUS and Odin Sphere developer Vanillaware are putting a stake in the ground for August 6th, 2013. If you're not familiar with Dragon's Crown, it's a 2D multiplayer action beat-em-up exclusive to the PS3 and PS Vita that features four-person co-op play, six character classes, skills that can be leveled up, and all the dungeon-exploring, orc-slapping, treasure-seeking action you can shake a magical staff at.
If you're not familiar with the date August 6th, please consult a calendar.
One of the reasons development took so long is the painstaking detail that makes every character, background or combat animation worthy of the artistic vision of Vanillaware. The intricacies in the artwork are immediately noticeable on both the PS3 and PS Vita versions.
Speaking of, we're working right now on making sure that gamers can take their saved games with them on the Vita. So while Vita adventurers can't party up with PlayStation dungeoneers, it doesn't...