175w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has announced today alongside a video that Valkyria Chronicles II is coming to PSP and PSPgo later this summer.
To quote: Valkyria Chronicles is one of those hidden gems from the early-ish days of the PS3; a strategy-RPG with third-person shooter controls and stunning anime styling. If you're into any of those genres (or World War II, for that matter), I highly recommend you procure a copy.
While Valkyria Chronicles didn't top the sales charts, it inspired intense fandom among many who played it (be prepared to open your wallet wide if you want to get ahold of the detailed Valkyria figurines coming out of Japan).
Like many of these fans, I'm particularly excited about the prospect of carrying the game's sequel with me for most of the 2nd half of this year.
So I took the short trip to Sega's US HQ to play an English build of Valkyria Chronicles 2 for PSP, and report back to you. VC2 may be shrunk down to portability, but there are significant advancements in this sequel, including multiplayer.
We'll have more details on Valkyria Chronicles II soon.
177w ago - Virtual Air Guitar Company CEO Teemu Maki-Patola has shared a fresh Kung-Fu Live PS3 trailer just in time for Comic-Con 2010.
To quote: Teemu Maki-Patola back to give you the latest update on Kung-Fu LIVE since first showing it off right here on the PlayStation.blog back in May.
With Comic-Con just days away in the US, this week is one of the most exciting times to be a lover of all things comics and video games. With that in mind, we finally wanted to show off a closer look at what it's like to literally step into the pages of a classic pulp action-comic in our latest trailer below!
For those of you PlayStation Eye owners or future PlayStation Move owners, this trailer gives you a better look at exactly how our own Freemotion technology will work when tracking your entire body without any controllers.
As you can see, we always find it's best to let loose when playing the game, and dressing up in your favorite 'bad-ass' outfit is something we definitely recommend. As far as weapons go, the single-player experience is currently controller-free, and players can use their own inanimate objects to take down enemies with much more style!
180w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has revealed that tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Guerrilla Games' Hermen Hulst will be demoing Killzone 3 in 3D on the PS3 entertainment system!
To quote: Got someplace to be early tomorrow morning? Well blow it off! You'll wanna stay up late tonight to see Killzone 3 in action.
186w ago - The rumored new premium online subscription service, which will cost around £50 per year, is slated to be unveiled by Sony at E3 2010 according to VG247.com (linked above).
This news comes as no big surprise as Sony sent out a survey via IPSOS Online Research on the new service several months back to users.
To quote: "According to a highly-placed source, Sony will announce a large-scale monetizing scheme for PSN at the LA show, but we're assured nothing planned will impact the service's current free aspects.
A string of features will be revealed, apparently costing "less than £50 per year".
Sony will confirm plans to give all subscribers one free PSN game per month, from a choice of "two to four" every month.
"If you work it out, PSN games cost an average of £6-9 each, so over a year you're basically going to be breaking even," said our source.
A streaming music application similar to Spotify will be announced in Sony's press conference on June 15. It's thought that this can run in the background while playing games.
186w ago - Although not surprising, today ArsTechnica.com reports that the US Air Force may suffer collateral damage (especially since investing in 300 followed by another 2200 consoles for research) due to Sony's recent decision to remove the OtherOS functionality via PS3 Firmware 3.21 from the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
However, the Air Force stated they are aware of the recent class action lawsuits against Sony over this matter, to quote:
"We will have to continue to use the systems we already have in hand," a representative told Ars, "but this will make it difficult to replace systems that break or fail.
The refurbished PS3s also have the problem that when they come back from Sony, they have the firmware (gameOS) and it will not allow Other OS, which seems wrong.