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Video: Silent Hill: Book of Memories for PlayStation Vita

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99w 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...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for October 2, 2012

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99w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

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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...
 

Ringzero: Burn The Rope Sizzles Onto PlayStation Vita Next Week

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99w ago - Ringzero Game Studio General Manager Franck Blaevoet has announced today that Burn The Rope will be sizzling onto PlayStation Vita next week.

To quote: Hi everyone, I'm Franck from [Register or Login to view links] and I'm happy to announce the release of Burn the Rope for PS Vita on 10th October.

Burn the Rope is an original game where you must burn as much rope as possible at each level. To start burning the rope you simply tap the touch screen wherever there is rope. Once the rope starts burning you can control the flame by rotating the screen.

The flame always burns up and it will burn out if it runs out of rope. The speed at which the flame travels along the rope is determined by the angle of the rope.

You can also control the flame using the touch screen as well as rotating the Vita. You can even use the rear touch panel (so your fingers won't block the view).

You can also pinch on the rear touch pad to zoom in or zoom out the view. This can help if you have really big fingers or are all thumbs J. Oh, it also helps if you want to be more precise in starting the flame.

As you progress through the levels, you will encounter bugs crawling along the rope. Different bugs react differently to the flame, but we are...
 

Sony Announces Skype PlayStation Vita App Gets Updated Today

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99w ago - Sony European Product Manager Mayumi Donovan has announced that the Skype PlayStation Vita application is getting an update today.

To quote: Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying catching up with your friends and family using Skype on your PlayStation Vita.

Today I'm happy to announce that this great app will have new features which let you enjoy connecting to even more people.

You can now create a new account directly from your PS Vita system, as well as search for friends on Skype and add them to your Contacts. You can also use "Favourite", "Online" and "All" to manage your list of contacts.

If you want to change your profile photo, just use your PS Vita system's front or rear camera to take a new photo and replace it. Or you can simply use the photos in your PS Vita collection.

The new features do not end there, either. You can now add Skype Credit from your PS Vita and make calls to mobiles and landlines if the person you're calling is not online. You can also receive or delete voice messages directly from your PS Vita.

The update will be available from the LiveArea screen of Skype - just select the update icon to update Skype and enjoy all the great new features. If you do not have Skype for PS Vita yet, head over to PlayStation...
 

Video: New Little King's Story Marches Onto PlayStation Vita Today

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100w ago - Konami Assistant Producer Takanori Murayama has posted up a video today of the new Little King's Story which is marching onto PlayStation Vita today.

To quote: New Little King is back and better than ever - now on the PlayStation Vita. Featuring a brand new storyline and online functionality, New Little King's Story offers players a royal role playing game with enhanced PS Vita system graphics and features.

New Little King's Story follows players as they assume the role of King Corobo, tasked with reclaiming his kingdom from the Devil King, "The Nightmare."

Players will experience an incredible journey as they visit seven different kingdoms and battle against evil dark lords that have captured the royal princesses.

As king, gamers will need to lead their Royal Guard in every grand battle, and plan attacks wisely as they grow their populations and broaden their territories.

The new PS Vita version will allow players to get more deeply engaged with their fellow characters. Players can temper and customise their characters, meaning all characters have experience points and by fighting as a group, makes them grow up.

In addition, by changing accessories freely, a player can dress up their troops as he or she likes. It is also possible to...
 
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