49w ago - Zen Studios Managing Director Zsolt Kigyossy is here today with a KickBeat PS Vita gameplay video and some Zen Pinball 2 updates from this year's E3 convention.
To quote: Zen Studios is fresh off an exciting and successful E3. Although our presence was modest, we still made a big impact.
KickBeat for PS Vita won Destructoid's Best of Rhythm E3 award, and Zen Pinball 2 was nominated for Best of E3 2012 by IGN and Best Portable Game by Destructoid. We are extremely honored to be included alongside the industry's best!
KickBeat sure received a positive response at E3. We think it's because there is nothing else like it, and a lot of people caught on to that.
There were also some people who simply told us we were crazy when they watched us play, but once they got their hands on the game they had BIG smiles on their faces. We have some new video that was released right before and then during E3, we wanted to make sure you guys got a chance to view as well.
The first video is the intro story chapter to KickBeat, setting up our Kung Fu style cheesy story. All of these story scenes are hand animated, and yes, we hired professional voice actors. As a matter of fact, at least one of the actors we've used came by the Sony booth to say "hi," as they are all from Los Angeles.
49w ago - Sony Senior Producer Stuart Platt has announced today that the Starhawk Mobile Uplink is now available on Android and iOS with a video of it in action below.
To quote: I am very pleased to announce the official companion mobile application for our PS3 shooter Starhawk is now available on iOS and Android devices.
With the Starhawk Uplink app you can easily check out detailed player and clan stats, while staying current on the all of the latest Starhawk announcements and community news/events, all on the go, anytime, anywhere. Here are links to download the app...
Once you've downloaded the Starhawk Uplink to your mobile device, you'll find a wealth of information available on all of the player weapons, Hawk weapons, and Build & Battle structures.
The Starhawk Uplink app is totally free, and it's a way for diehard players to always stay in touch with Starhawk. And for those of you who haven't picked up a copy of Starhawk yet, you can still pull down this app and learn more about the game and...
51w ago - DrinkBox Studios COO Graham Smith has officially unveiled Guacamelee for PS3 and PS Vita today alongside some video footage below.
To quote: Hello good-looking, internet-savvy readers. Now that you've been buttered up a bit, DrinkBox Studios is excited to announce that our new Mexican-themed co-op-multiplayer dimension-swapping Metroid-vania beat-em-up platformer, titled Guacamelee!, will be released through the PlayStation Pub Fund program!
If you have never heard of Guacamelee! the best thing to do is to open your mind, relax, and watch the below trailer:
I know what you are probably thinking..."What is this 'Pub Fund'? And what does this mean for ME?"
Well it simply means that you can expect Guacamelee! to exclusively launch on the PlayStation Network for both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita. That's a lot of 's! You can also expect the game to take advantage of the special features offered by each of the platforms (details of these to come later - stay tuned).
Set in a world inspired by Mexican culture, Guacamelee! features a down-on-his-luck agave farmer named Juan Aguacate, who sets out to save the world when El Presidente's Daughter is kidnapped by an Evil Charro Skeleton. The story takes place in and around...
52w ago - VooFoo Studios Game Designer Tam Finlay has announced today that Pure Chess will be out tomorrow for both PS3 and PS Vita platforms with details below.
To quote: Enough with shooting people in the face. Instead, how about a game that requires mental agility, smart reactions and tactical planning while also bringing you an air of sophistication?
That is exactly what we set out to achieve with Pure Chess, which brings the beauty and intellectual depth of one of the world's oldest, and greatest games to PS Vita and PS3 tomorrow.
If you've never played chess before, Pure Chess will teach you everything you need to know from basics to advanced techniques. If you think of yourself as a bit of a chess master, match your wits against our AI. There are 10 difficulty levels to choose from, and a chess Grandmaster verified the top levels.
It's great fun trying to improve your skills against the finely tuned AI, but winning against your friends and family is even sweeter!
So for those of you who feel like flexing your chess prowess against others, you can take on another player in a local two-player game or challenge your PSN friends to an asynchronous Play by Mail game.
52w ago - Zen Studios Creative Director Neil Sorens has officially introduced PS Vita music combat game KickBeat today alongside a debut video trailer below!
To quote: Hello, PlayStation fans! I'm very excited to tell you about our new game: KickBeat.
It's a music game; it just doesn't look like one. Check it out, and then after the jump I'll tell you about how it works and some of the development history.
Music games have a long tradition of innovation. From the peripheral-based games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution to controller-based ones like Frequency and Patapon, these games allow us to experience music in new and often unexpected ways.
KickBeat follows in the tradition of this type of music game. Although its beat-matching mechanic is not complex and will be familiar to fans of the music game genre, KickBeat does a couple things that make it different from anything else you've played...
And with publishers afraid to do anything except sequels to dance games, what better time than now to give the genre a kick in the pants?