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Sony Interviews Inafune on Soul Sacrifice for PlayStation Vita

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121w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman has shared an interview with Inafune today on the upcoming video game title Soul Sacrifice for PlayStation Vita below.

To quote: In the world of video game development, [Register or Login to view links] is a giant among men.

The illustrator and former global head of production at [Register or Login to view links] has played a key role in the development of an astounding array of games spanning a diverse lineup of genres, everything from Mega Man to Resident Evil to Lost Planet and many more.

With his [Register or Login to view links] at Comcept and Intercept, Inafune is expanding his influence to new projects, including the upcoming "dark fantasy" PS Vita title Soul Sacrifice.

During Gamescom last week, we caught up with Inafune to learn more about his ambitious new game that forces players to make painful decisions.

PlayStation.Blog: How do you take something painful - sacrifice - and make it fun in a gameplay setting?

Keiji Inafune: If you hear the word "sacrifice" it obviously sounds painful. But that's because you think of sacrifice as sacrificing yourself.
 

Video: SunFlowers Are Beaming to PlayStation Vita This Fall

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122w ago - The Game Atelier Lead Game Designer Dr. Lakav has announced today that SunFlowers are beaming to PlayStation Vita this Fall.

Below are the details, to quote: Hello everyone, we are very proud to present SunFlowers, coming this autumn to PS Vita.

At first sight this game may look pretty casual – indeed, its objective is pretty simple: you have to grow flowers using chain-reactions.

You control the Sun, and you have the power to grow beautiful flowers on the ground. To do this, you shoot rays of sunlight through passing clouds, which turns the sunlight into water, which in turn causes the plants to grow. But if a sun ray touches a seed or a flower, it starts to burn. Thankfully, a drop of water will clear that burn right up.

When a flower reaches maturity, two new seeds pop out on both sides of it. If one new seed drops on an empty space it will be planted. If there's already another flower the seed will bounce on it until it reaches a clear slot (and that's how you make Combos!).

Every flower grown during a game goes directly in your virtual garden, where you can watch your collection and even offer them to your friends or a "near" player. See if you can collect all the flowers!

Everybody can enjoy SunFlowers, from casual to core gamers, so the...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for August 21, 2012

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122w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks PS3, PS Vita and PSN updates today, as follows:

PS3 Full Games

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron ($59.99)

Experience the epic battles and the darkest hours of the war between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS as they fight for control of their dying home world, ultimately culminating in their legendary exodus from Cybertron. Created by the acclaimed High Moon Studios, TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON provides unprecedented gameplay variety and epic action with the most complete cast of TRANSFORMERS characters ever assembled.
ESRB: T - Teen // File Size: 8.45 GB

Michael Jackson: The Experience ($19.99)

Michael Jackson the Experience is the ultimate dance game. Featuring an immersive and interactive experience that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic moments through their own performance. Includes MJ's biggest hits including Billie Jean, Beat It, Smooth Criminal and many more. PlayStation Move motion controller and PlayStation Eye (sold separately) required to use this product.
ESRB: E10+ - Everyone 10+ // File Size: 15 GB

PSN Games

Counter Strike: Global Offensive ($14.99)

The...
 

Video: KickBeat Hands-On for PlayStation Vita: It's All in the Mind

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122w ago - Social Media Manager Sid Shuman is here with a fresh hands-on video showcasing KickBeat for PlayStation Vita below today.

To quote: At first blush, you could be forgiven for thinking that KickBeat is a new riff on Beats, that seminal PSP downloadable gem that transformed your MP3 collection into an engaging button-tapping rhythm challenge.

Much like Beats, KickBeat awards you points for accurately tapping combinations of the four face buttons (or four quadrants on the front touchscreen) in time to the music and subtle visual cues.

But KickBeat is a far more ambitious game, both mechanically and aesthetically. Abandoning the abstract icons that clutter the interfaces of many music games, KickBeat reimagines the rhythm game as a chop-socky fighting scene with an agile protagonist battling hordes of incoming goons in a circular arena.

Each successive hit you land yields a bigger bonus multiplayer and more points, while missing an incoming attack diminishes your life meter. The game ramps up slowly but surely.

Smacking down the most basic yellow enemy type is easy enough, but the action quickly accelerates as new enemies types are introduced - red enemies attack from two places at once, while blue aggressors come in with a tricky one-two combo.

Before...
 

Atlus Announces Fans Can Cover PS Vita in Persona 4 Golden

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122w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced this weekend that fans can cover their PS Vita in Persona 4 Golden if they pre-order.

Below are the details, to quote: The kind of loving Persona 4 Golden can offer your PS Vita, however- apart from it being one of the best RPGs ever made, delivering 100+ hours of addictive goodness, et cetera- might be something you'll want to share with the world.

We're incredibly excited- nay, elated--NO WAIT, WE'RE EXCITALATED- to reveal the Persona 4 Golden Vita Skin, a special FREE gift for fans who pre-order P4G at a participating retailer while very limited supplies last.

SMARMY PR MODE ENGAGED

"The skin adorns your Vita with the stylish, vibrant aesthetics of Persona 4 while protecting it from small scratches and dust. It is easy to apply and won't leave any residue when removed.

Also included are 8 exclusive matching wallpapers, each featuring a main character from P4G and all designed to perfectly coordinate with the protective skin.

Manufactured in Japan by Dezaegg, this Vita skin is the same one made available to Japanese fans, down to the use of the original title for the game, Persona 4: The Golden. The P4G Vita Skin will not be made available for individual sale in North...
 
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