22w ago - Today Sony has announced that it will issue PS4 / PlayStation 4 developer kits to universities as part of their PlayStationFirst Academic Development Program similar to what was done for the PS Vita console.
Below are the details from the Press Release, as follows: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has today announced that the PlayStationFirst Academic Development Programme is to make PS4 dev kits available as a follow on licencing programme to University members registered on the current PlayStation Vita dev kit programme.
PlayStationFirst, the press release states, is the Academic Development and Partnership Programme for Sony Computer Entertainment and SCE Worldwide Studios designed to inspire innovation across the suite of PlayStation platforms.
It establishes partnerships with University courses at the cutting edge of videogame technology, game development, computer science and research, and aids SCE’s overall goal of supporting Indie developers and established studios by fostering the next generation of PlayStation savvy developers.
PlayStationFirst is now actively seeking ‘Expression of Interests’ from Universities interested in the Academic Dev Kit Programme and PS Vita game development. PS Vita is the system that is most closely integrated with PS4 and...
25w ago - Devolver Digital's Nigel Lowrie announced today that Hotline Miami is hitting both PS3 and PS Vita Tuesday with a PS-exclusive mask!
To quote: Let's get to the news you've all been waiting for first - Hotline Miami will launch for $9.99 on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita on June 25th!
The teams at Dennaton Games, Abstraction Games, and Devolver Digital have worked incredibly hard to reproduce the fast-paced gameplay and super tight controls of the original game, and we couldn't be happier with how Hotline Miami plays on PS3 and PS Vita.
The PlayStation versions of Hotline Miami will also have an exclusive new mask designed by Abstraction and Dennaton Games. After months of top secret bovine research, we finally get to unveil our new friend: Russell the raging bull.
Russell is hidden early in the game, and when equipped will turn the entire game black and white save the neon text and red blood left behind as you rampage through each floor of every level. It's a really neat effect, and even changes up the video filter a bit to give the whole game a classic film look.
There are also a bunch of new upgrades, like leaderboards for each level of the game, Trophies, and even touch support for lock-on targeting in the PS Vita version. Plus, Hotline Miami is a Cross-Buy...
26w ago - Sony Marketing Manager Mark Valledor is here with a fresh video trailer today spotlighting Destiny of Spirits, which brings a social strategy to PlayStation Vita.
To quote: Amidst all the E3 announcements happening this week, we have a special one of our own - introducing Destiny of Spirits, a new free-to-play social experience that integrates strategic fantasy battles with your everyday PS Vita activity.
Our teams in Japan, in conjunction with Q Entertainment, have been working hard to bring a gaming experience that you can play every day, but more importantly, provide a community where you'll be able to contribute, even when you're not playing.
Collaborate with Friends in Battle
In Destiny of Spirits, evil Spirits lay claim to areas around the globe, and it'll take the collaboration of friends around the world to remove these threats, known as Chaos Spirits.
Battle by customizing your own team with powerful elemental Spirits, trade Spirits with friends around the world to diversify your squad, or let your friends borrow from your collection - the game is much more dynamic as you connect with more friends.
27w ago - Square-Enix Senior Product Manager Amritz Lay announced today that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII hits PS3 on February 11, 2014 with a new PS3 trailer video below!
To quote: Have you been counting down the minutes until Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII? If so, you're definitely in luck as we have a slew of updates for you.
If you've been asleep since last September when we unveiled the game, here's the gist of it: The world of Gran Pulse is sinking into the sea and what remains is Nova Chrysalia.
With only thirteen days remaining until the end of the world, you have full control of Lightning and it is your mission to save as many souls as possible.
Along the journey, you will encounter familiar faces and engage new foes in all new lands. Now that you're caught up, you're ready to watch the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII trailer - right here!
A couple things to note: First is the return of Snow Villiers, with a completely new look. He's got new hair, and equal if not more abundant amounts of swagger.
Why are Snow and Lightning at odds now? What has transpired over the time between these two former allies? Sorry, but you'll just have to wait a bit to find out these secrets.
28w ago - Dakko Dakko Producer Dan Croucher has announced that the HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character hits PS Vita this week with details below.
To quote Hello there! My name is Dan Croucher, and I'm the producer here at Dakko Dakko.
Today I'm going to talk about The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character - a brand new PS Vita remake of Dakko Dakko's very first game, The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character - originally released on PSP minis. Phew.
First up, you're the first to hear that the game has cleared certification and will be released in Europe on 29th May. It'll cost €2.99 (or local equivalent), is available across Europe and Australia/New Zealand, and as well as English, is translated into Spanish, French, German and Italian. A US version is in progress now, and will be coming soon.
As we know you're all definitely going to buy it (right?), in this post I'm going to relax and take some time to explain some of the major changes we've made from the original, and share a bit of insight into how we went about it.
Our planned changes to the game to put it on PS Vita were a mix of new features and new assets. The full list was: