248w ago - Recently publisher Aksys has revealed plans to bring the console port of arcade brawler BlazBlue, an elegant 2D fighter, to North America for both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Like their counterparts in Japan, fighting game fans in North America can look forward to mastering super moves and combos this summer, as players beat the heat by staying indoors away from bears and tiresome physical activity.
To quote: We did not forget about you America! Hi-Res, 2D fighting awesomeness coming to your Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this summer!
259w ago - SCEA Santa Monica Producer Tsubasa Inaba shared the following PSP title update today:
I'm happy to officially announce here on the PlayStation Blog that LocoRoco 2 is coming to North America soon! Very soon.
In fact, you will be able to play it on your PSP in less than 2 months – it will be available in stores on UMD on FEBRUARY 10, 2009! If you don't have a PSP yet, this is a good reason to ask Santa for one.
With even more content than the original, LocoRoco 2 will add plenty of gameplay enhancements (like swimming in underwater levels!) and will feature new story-driven stages, unlockable quests and a new twist to the game's catchy music.
We have also added multiplayer mode via ad hoc. More to come on all of these new features and what else you can expect in LocoRoco 2 soon, so keep an eye out for us. But for now, enjoy this trailer and let us know what you think of it!
293w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed today that the PlayStation 3 installment in its competitive karaoke series SingStar will hit North American store shelves on May 20.
Attendees to the Coachella Valley music festival, which kicks off today in California, will be able to test out their vocal skills in the game before its retail release. Additionally, SCEA has teamed up with T-Mobile to host an exclusive SingStar event on Saturday at the Coachella campground's Internet Cafe, entitled "TMO Tone Def Party and SingStar Lounge."
Press Release: Sony Computer Entertainment America Returns to Rock Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival With a New Playstation(R) Experience
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today announced a triumphant return to one of the entertainment industry's hottest music events, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Coachella). SCEA will be on-site as one of the main sponsors to provide fans a first-look at three of its most-anticipated PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system releases, SingStar(TM), LittleBigPlanet(TM) and Gran Turismo(TM) 5 Prologue. Every year music fans from around the world gather to experience COACHELLA's adventurous mix of iconic headliners and wide-ranging, forward-looking performers.
309w ago - Funai have announced a low price Blu-ray player for the North American market. It is expected to hit retail stores during the second quarter for under $300.
It has BD-VIDEO Profile 1.1 that supports Picture-in-Picture, HDMI 1.3a,up-conversion from DVD to 1080p and a SD card slot. Sub $300 ($299.98 probably) isn't exactly cheap but its a step in the right direction. To quote:
Funai Corporation, Inc., the North American sales and marketing subsidiary of Funai Electric Co., Ltd., today announced the introduction of its first Blu-ray Disc player (NB500 series) for the North American market.
The Company will begin production in the first quarter of 2008, and plans to begin selling the player at retail stores in North America during the second quarter. The retail price is projected to be under $300.
Demand for players that supports High Definition contents is increasing swiftly in the U.S. market thanks to the rapid spread of Full HD flat-panel televisions in addition to FCC mandate to switch from analog to digital formats. In the consumer products market in particular, Movie and music contents are becoming more common in the Blu-ray Disc format, and shipments of specialized disc players and game machines compatible with Blu-ray Disc products are increasing. Within...