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Starhawk Brings Back Splitscreen Head-to-Head, Co-op Multiplayer

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123w ago - Sony Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has announced today that Starhawk is bringing back splitscreen head-to-head and co-op multiplayer action on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system!

To quote: As most Warhawk players know, there's nothing quite like "couch gaming!" That is to say, playing video games on the same TV with a friend.

Lots of games have it: Games like Dance Today, Dance Forever, Dance 2 Dance, Dance Dancy Dance, or even Dance Your Self Esteem Away. Dancing is fine and all, but there's nothing that can quite replace the thrill of fragging the buddy sitting next to you - especially if he's being a lame hillbilly (deep, deep love of shotguns).

In Warhawk, you could play with some friends in the same room and have a proper night of gaming: Face to face and frag to frag while sharing nachos, smack talk, and profanity. Good times!

So we're happy to let you know that Starhawk has the exact same feature! OK...not the EXACT same feature. We've spent some time making it better, we think.

Two-Player Split Screen:

Yes, we've got splitscreen play. You can play with another friend on the same PS3 on the same TV. We are very aware that some of you wanted four-player splitscreen like Warhawk.

We thought about it a...
 

Dungeon Hunter Alliance Brings Epic Fantasy Journey to PS Vita

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131w ago - Today Ubisoft PR Specialist Alex Monney has outlined the epic fantasy journey that Dungeon Hunter Alliance brings to PS Vita.

To quote: Over the next week, Ubisoft will be profiling our upcoming portfolio of launch titles for the PlayStation Vita.

All these titles will be available a week prior to launch, giving gamers the opportunity to build up their library prior to the launch of this highly anticipated PlayStation handheld or experience the games early if you are picking up the First Edition bundle on February 15th. Let's kick off the week by stepping into the fantasy genre.

But first, a question for my fellow PSP launch owners. How much fun was exploring the fantasy world of Untold Legends? I remember going over to my friend's house to sit side-by-side as we tackled different dungeons. With Dungeon Hunter Alliance, we're bringing back that feeling of exploring a fantasy universe along with your friends.

You may already be familiar with the PS3 version of the game, but soon you'll be able to take the experience with you, exploring the depths of Gothicus, facing off against evil creatures, and enhancing your character while you're on the go.

Dungeon Hunter Alliance will also enable PS Vita owners to team up with up to three friends locally and via WiFi –...
 

InviZimals: Shadow Zone Brings AR Creatures to PSP Today

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144w ago - SCEA Product Marketing Logan Parr has confirmed that InviZimals: Shadow Zone will be bringing augmented reality creatures to PSP fans today!

To quote: Got your PS Vita ordered but need a mobile gaming fix right now in time for the holiday? Experience a unique mobile game that delivers a dose of addictive augmented reality, allowing you to explore and interact in a real-world environment.

Grab your PSP and get ready to hunt and collect secret creatures in the world around you.

Available beginning today for $39.99, inviZimals: Shadow Zone opens up a secret world around you that is full of hidden creatures that only your PSP can see. There are over 100 inviZimals to search for to build out your collection. Once you start collecting them, you can battle other opponents online or make trades with your friends to get those really hard-to-find creatures!

New to the series is a cooperative capture mode that allows two players to hunt down monsters together. You can also enter tournaments to unlock the ability to mutate and customize your inviZimals as well.

For those looking for a bit of story to go with their monster-hunting, you can travel the world and embark on a new adventure in campaign mode.

To help get PlayStation.Blog readers started, here is a...
 

Video: Pinballistik Brings Battle Pinball to PSN in November

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145w ago - Creat Studios Marketing and PR Coordinator Bill Fryer has posted up a new video Pinballistik video below today that will bring Battle Pinball to PSN in November!

To quote: I wanted to stop by to tell you that Pinballistik is coming to the PlayStation Store on November 1st for only $3.99! Test your mettle in the non-stop action of battle pinball.

You can complete exciting features on your side of the table or try to get the ball past your opponent on the opposing side. We have something for those pinball purists out there too: Each of the uniquely themed battle tables has its own classic table.

Start the Pinballistik experience off with Circle the Wagons. Mosey on down to the saloon or pay a visit to the can-can dancers. Make sure to finish loading that revolver before your opponent, then take aim and FIRE! Pinball has never been this intense.





Pinballistik will launch with day-one DLC tables Sector X and Made of Money. This lets you pick and choose the tables you want to download. Don't worry about the price: each additional game pack is only $2.99.

Everyone at [Register or Login to view links] is incredibly excited to continue supporting PSN with the release of Pinballistik....
 

Video: WipEout 2048 Brings Birth of Anti-grav Racing to PS Vita

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154w ago - SCEE's James Gallagher has shared a video interview today discussing how the upcoming WipEout 2048 game brings fans the birth of anti-gravity racing to PS Vita.

To quote: The WipEout series is synonymous with PlayStation hardware launches and so there's a warm feeling of familiarity to knowing that WipEout 2048 is coming to PlayStation Vita during the launch window.

The game focuses on the birth of Anti-grav racing and the Liverpool Studio team is keen to focus on how the architecture of the futuristic city shapes both look and gameplay. I caught up with Graeme Ankers and Stuart Tilley out in the sunshine between presentations.

It's fantastic to see a new WipEout game on its way, particularly one that is looking to take the series in a new direction. We already know that it will support cross platform play allowing Vita and PS3 players to go head-to-head online and I've just learned that the soundtrack - a vital ingredient in the WipEout DNA - features new remixes of Underworld and Leftfield tracks from the original game, as well as a new track from Deadmau5. Can't wait!




 
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