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Video: The Art of Gravity Rush for PlayStation Vita

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120w ago - Gravity Rush Art Director Yoshiaki Yamaguchi has shared a video concept movie today spotlighting the art of Gravity Rush for the PlayStation Vita handheld console below.

To quote: With Gravity Rush releasing on June 12th, I wanted to share how the artwork of this game came together as well as how the style of "Bande Dessinee" influenced the title's art direction.

Gravity Rush incorporates the theme of Bande Dessinee (BD), a popular Franco-Belgian comic book art style.

There are various types of BD style and they can be perceived in many ways. We first approached an element of BD we thought would fit well into the pre-existing game art.

One of the differences between realistic expression and schematic expression represented by BD is that BD exaggerates the information that author wants to convey to the audience. By doing so, it conveys more of the accurate information that the author wants to be recognized.

While considering the gravity mechanic in the game, we brainstormed with these elements in mind. If a player can move around freely, the level should not only be big horizontally, but also vertically. Therefore, we designed the city with multiple levels of layers and structures.

Additionally, the line drawing method was used to exaggerate...
 

Frobisher Says! for PS Vita Available to Everyone on PSN for Free

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120w ago - Sony European Product Manager Mayumi Donovan has announced today that Frobisher Says for PS Vita is now available to everyone on PSN for free!

To quote: Anyone that has received a PSN message informing them that a friend of theirs has poked an otter with a stick will be delighted to hear that Frobisher Says! is now available to all PS Vita owners for free.

If you don't know what Frobisher Says! Is all about, here's an introduction from developer Ricky Haggett from [Register or Login to view links]:

Frobisher Says is a surreal party game, where players must obey the whims of a strange little man called Frobisher, who is terribly spoilt and entirely used to getting his own way.

He's terribly demanding and a bit frightening if crossed, but his orders are often quite whimsical - he might insist on players doing things like "poke an otter with a stick", "deliver my pudding on a toy train", or "smile at some ladies (but not at the badgers!)".

He might even ask them to prise open all the clams in his spaghetti marinara - despite the fact that he doesn't even like clams.

The game showcases all of the features of the Vita - from front and rear touch, to motion, camera, and face-detection, as well as traditional controls....
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for May 1, 2012

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120w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's a banner week for the PlayStation Store with the debut of great new titles, an out of this world PlayStation Plus update, the return of some treasured classics and much more.

Make your first stop this week with Awesomenauts. PlayStation Plus subscribers know from last week's May preview that this title is free this month starting today!

This colorfully action packed 2D online multiplayer battler with split-screen gameplay drops you in frantic online environments.

Unlock loads of new abilities and characters for your arsenal, get in on the co-op action and storm the online arenas in Awesomenauts! Read up more on the game in PlayStation.Blog's post with tons of info and screens from the game.





Then power up your PS Vita and download Mortal Kombat.

Featuring the same over the top combat and fidelity from the console release, this version brings all-new PS Vita exclusive content (kontent?) like 150 new Challenge Tower missions that incorporate the DLC characters (like Freddy Krueger!), while also integrating the front touchscreen and accelerometer in ways that...
 

Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for April 24, 2012

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121w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

It's a massive week on the PlayStation Store with great new PSN Games, all-new PS3 Full Games, and a long awaited app for PS Vita.

Kicking things off with PS Vita news: Skype is here! The popular communication service enabling you to make free internet calls is now available to download to your PS Vita.

Connect to your account and enjoy free video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype and make calls to mobiles and landlines anywhere in the world. Download it for free today!

The long-running Hot Shots Golf series recently saw new life on PS Vita. Now the series is delivering another amazingly fun and accessible entry into ultra fun golf games with Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection.

This PSN exclusive is the only place you can find the complete Out of Bounds game, plus all the DLC together in one place. Tee off as Kratos from God of War and dominate the links with the Blades of Chaos, or set new grounds with Sackboy through the Golfasaurus-Rex B.C.C. course.

PlayStation Plus subscribers can snag this title, previously available only at retail, for $19.99 in the PlayStation Store.



 

Sony Reveals Gravity Rush Pre-Order DLC for PlayStation Vita

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121w ago - Sony Product Marketing Manager Wilson Cheng has revealed Gravity Rush pre-order DLC details today for PlayStation Vita fans.

To quote: PS Vita's gravity-bending adventure, Gravity Rush, hits stores on June 12. And today I'm pleased to announce that we'll be offering exclusive access to an array of downloadable content when you pre-order the title.

Pre-order Gravity Rush at any of our [Register or Login to view links] [Register or Login to view links] and you'll receive the Military DLC Pack featuring two extra side missions, two new challenge missions and a military-themed costume for Kat. Read on for a full description of what the Military DLC Pack has to offer.

Extra Missions:

Once you complete Episode 17 of the main story, you'll unlock the new "Game Rules" side mission. In this mission, Kat has been asked by Commander Yuri to train as a military officer.

As she trains with her rival, Seawasp, a message comes in saying that the Nevi have appeared and it is up to you to defeat them. After you clear this mission, you'll receive Kat's unique military costume!

Complete the "Game Rules" side mission and you'll be able...
 
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