Video: Smart As Brings Next-Gen Brain Training to PS Vita This Fall

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101w ago - Assistant Producer Nicolo Accordino has posted up a video today announcing that Smart As will be bringing next-gen brain training to PS Vita this Fall.

To quote: It's my pleasure to bring you news of a brand new mind-sharpening game for PS Vita: Smart As.

Launching this fall, Smart As is a social brain-training experience that will put your brain to the test with 20 unique, engaging, tactile and highly interactive puzzle games.

This next-gen puzzle game will also enable you to share your stats with players from around the world using a robust set of social and connective features.

Produced by XDev Europe, Smart As takes full advantage of PS Vita's touchscreens, cameras and Augmented Reality capabilities to deliver Daily Training challenges featuring fun arithmetic, logic, language and observation-based puzzles.

Your scores from each puzzle are used to calculate your overall Brain Power and anybody at any skill level can get in on the fun. The more you play, the better your chances are of increasing your Brain Power score and unlocking new puzzle games.





The best part about Smart As is that it's not just a brain training game; it's a social experience. Once you've earned...
 

Video: Rainbow Moon for PSN: Watch the New PS3 Trailer Now

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102w ago - SideQuest Studios CEO Marcus Pukropski has posted up a new video trailer today of PlayStation Network title Rainbow Moon for PS3 fans below!

To quote: Last November, I had the opportunity to introduce you to Rainbow Moon, our upcoming strategy RPG for PS3.

Since then, we have received amazing feedback from all of you. In the lead up to the release, it gives me great pleasure to tell you more about the game's battle system.

You also have the chance to be one of the first to watch the Rainbow Moon trailer.

Although much of Rainbow Moon's appeal is in its exploration and character development, the battles are what matter most.

Akin to our Soldner-X game series, we have taken an innovative approach by combining classical elements with new ideas. An example is the triggering of battle encounters. Random encounters? Yes or no? Well, how about both?!





In Rainbow Moon you will find foes roaming the surface of the planet and have a chance to battle in additional random encounters. The latter, however, are 100% optional and can be disregarded if you so decide.

All battles take place on grid-sized maps and are completely turn based. That's right, just like the good...
 

Video: Unit 13 PS Vita Training: Part 3 - Sharing and Competing

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110w ago - Following up on Part 2, today Zipper Interactive Community Manager Chris Roper has shared the third part in the Unit 13 PS Vita training video series dubbed Sharing and Competing below.

To quote: Today is the third and final day of our in-depth training series for Unit 13, the PlayStation Vita exclusive released earlier this week.

This three-part in-depth video series teaches you everything from the core fundamentals of how to play the game to tips on how to tackle each mission type and even how to fully take advantage of Unit 13′s networking features.

Today's video, "Sharing and Competing", covers Unit 13′s robust networking capabilities. Able to utilize PlayStation Vita's 3G capabilities, Unit 13 features always-on leaderboards, Daily Challenges, High Value Target sharing via Near, and much more.

We're also going to give you a look at Unit 13's new two-player cooperative multiplayer over WiFi. Two players can take on any of the game's 36 main missions, mixing and matching operatives and arsenals any way you see fit.

You'll get scoring bonuses for working together as a team, and specialized...
 

Video: Unit 13 PS Vita Training: Part 2 - Mastering Game Types

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111w ago - Following up on Part 1, Zipper Interactive Community Manager Chris Roper is here with the second training video in the series on Unit 13 for PS Vita dubbed Mastering Game Types.

To quote: We recently kicked off our in-depth training series for Unit 13, the PS Vita exclusive shooter that puts you in the middle of some of the world's deadliest covert missions.

This three-part in-depth video series aims to teach you everything from the core fundamentals of how to play the game to tips on how to tackle each mission type and even how to fully take advantage of Unit 13's networking features.

Today we're unveiling the second installment, which introduces you to the various mission types in Unit 13 and gives you advice on how to best approach them. It goes over basic mission rules, tactical strategies for how to take on each objective and things to look out for along the way.





If you missed the first training video be sure to go back and check that out to get a great overview of Unit 13′s fundamentals, and come back on Friday for the final part...
 

Video: Sony Unveils Unit 13 PS Vita Training: Part 1 - How to Play

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112w ago - Zipper Interactive Community Manager Chris Roper has unveiled the first in a series of training videos on how to play Unit 13 on Sony's new PS Vita handheld console.

To quote: If you're going to go up against the world's deadliest foes you're going to need every advantage that you can get.

Fortunately for you we've got inside tips on how to best tackle Unit 13′s numerous missions, game types, connectivity features and more straight from developer Zipper Interactive.

Over the next week, we'll be rolling out a three-part in-depth video series to teach you everything from the core fundamentals of how to play the game to tips on how to tackle each mission type and even how to fully take advantage of Unit 13′s networking features.

Part 1, "How to Play", shows you what it will take to run with the best-of-the-best. It covers everything from a complete control breakdown to tactical combat strategies to Unit 13′s in-depth scoring system. This is as close to a Unit 13 boot camp as you'll get.





The next two videos in the series, "Game Types" and "Sharing and Competing", will be released in the near future right here on the PlayStation.Blog, so check back then for more...
 







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