Sony Announces YouTube is Officially Coming Soon to PS Vita

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98w ago - Today Sony's Director of Handheld Consoles Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Don Mesa has announced that YouTube is officially coming to the PS Vita handheld at the end of June!

To quote: Hi everyone! PS Vita was developed with the idea of creating and delivering compelling content for gamers.

With the recent announcements of applications such as nico nico, Treasure Park, Wake-up Club, and Skype, we're continuing to build out PS Vita's portfolio of applications. Today, we're very excited to announce the latest application addition to PS Vita - YouTube!

Coming at the end of June, YouTube will be available as a free downloadable application for PS Vita via the PS Vita Store. With the YouTube application on PS Vita, you can watch millions of YouTube videos on the stunning 5" OLED screen, from comedy to gaming tips to today's viral trends.





The YouTube application features many of the functions you're already familiar with - you can easily search for videos, choose favorites and make comments, and your personal YouTube account is available right on your PS Vita.

As we move further into 2012, we look forward to introducing you to more unique,...
 

Video: Class of Heroes II to Release This Fall for PSP on PSN

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98w ago - MonkeyPaw Games Marketing Manager Ray Almeda has announced today alongside a gameplay trailer below that Class of Heroes II is set to release this Fall for PSP on PlayStation Network.

To quote: MonkeyPaw Games strives to bring you excellent content from Japan.

Today we're announcing the anticipated digital download release of Class of Heroes II on the PlayStation Network.

The digital release, playable on PSP and PS Vita, will give users a chance to play the game with a beautifully localized adaptation, care of our partners at GAIJINWORKS. The game is set to debut this fall.

The game is a charming take on the Wizardry-style dungeon crawl games with a twist - all the party members are drawn from a pool of newly-enrolled students at a Sword and Sorcery School.

It features 10 classes to choose from: Novice, Fighter, Swordsman, Ranger, Monk, Ninja, Sorcerer, Puppeteer, Idol, and one Mystery Class. Once the party is created, quests are offered and the party can choose their adventure path, unlocking ever more distant and dangerous areas to conquer as they grow in power and confidence.





Monster parties can be more than one level deep in a single...
 

Travel, Ecology and Music All Coming Soon to PlayStation Vita

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98w ago - Sony European Product Manager Mayumi Donovan has announced today that travel, ecology and music are all coming soon to PlayStation Vita in a series of three new free applications outlined below!

To quote: PlayStation Vita was developed with the idea creating and delivering compelling content for gamers.

With the recent announcement of t@g, the graffiti-based app that combines creative expression, location-based gaming, AR and urban art discovery we continued to build PS Vita's portfolio of applications.

We are now offering you the opportunity to travel the world, manage an ecosystem and express your musical side all via the powers of your PS Vita.

We are really excited about the three  latest applications for PS Vita -  Travel Bug, Ecolibrium and Imaginstruments which will all be available free to download from PlayStation Store very soon.

In Travel Bug, you can and personalise your very own travel bug and give it travel-based missions to complete. Your bug can take "travel snaps" on its journey and you can track its whereabouts on an interactive map.

This innovative application also invites you to compete against friends to reach destinations first - all tracked via the "near" application.

Take on a divine role in...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for May 29, 2012

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98w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

It's looking to be another stellar week in the PlayStation Store, with great content coming for both your PS Vita and PS3 systems today!

We start with the launch of Resistance: Burning Skies for PS Vita, which ushers in a new era of portable first-person shooters.

With dual-analog control, robust multiplayer features and amazing weapon functionality, this is one chapter in the Resistance universe you won't want to miss, so be sure to download your copy today from the PlayStation Store.

RipStone's Pure Chess offers something for players regardless of skill level. If you think of yourself as a chess master, match your wits against the genius AI.

With gorgeous looks, asynchronous multiplayer, and amazingly detailed environments to play in, this timeless game finds a whole new life. This awesome game is available today on the PlayStation Store for both PS Vita and PS3.

There's even more must-have downloads for PS Vita owners this week, with the new Nico Nico app and the Gravity Rush demo. With Nico Nico, watch videos from both professional and enthusiast broadcasters.

Go to niconico.com to learn more...
 

VooFoo Studios: Pure Chess Out Tomorrow for PS3 and PS Vita

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99w 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.

This means you don't need to set aside a big...
 







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