85w ago - Sega Digital Campaigns Manager Mike Kebby has shared details today on collaborative play in Sonic 4 Episode II for the PS3 entertainment system below.
To quote: As you're no doubt aware, Sonic 4 Episode II will be upon us in due course. I'm just here to give an overview of one of the features we're most proud of in the upcoming game - Collaborative Gameplay between Sonic and Tails.
Sonic can now team up at any point in the game with Tails, by utilising one of three combo moves in order to progress through some of the more challenging parts of a level.
Firstly, we have the Copter Combo (fans of the earlier Sonic titles will remember this from Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles) which allows players to take control of Tails to lift Sonic up and over objects or onto previously unobtainable platforms.
Secondly, the Submarine Combo allows players to overcome Sonic's big weakness, his inability to swim. Tails can now pick up Sonic and swim through the water scuba style, meaning that Sonic now has a way to speed through the underwater parts of a level.
Meaning that whilst you still need to collect those all-important air bubbles to stay alive, you're in much less of a hurry thanks to Tails support.
Finally, the Rolling Combo combines Sonic and Tails into a...
86w ago - Alawar Entertainment Product Manager Polina Belavskaya has announced today that free to play Treasures of Montezuma Blitz is now available on PS Vita with a gameplay video demo below.
To quote: PS Vita is the perfect platform for people on the go with short blocks of time to play games.
The first free-to-play game on the platform is Treasures of Montezuma Blitz, the newest game based on the popular Treasures of Montezuma franchise.
ToM has actually been around for years with its familiar match 3 gameplay, but each generation of the game has added new challenge and power-ups. This was one of the main things we wanted to ensure we hit with the PS Vita version. It had to be fresh and new, and most of all be fun.
A lot of people look at freemium or free-to-play games and think you have to spend money to be competitive and beat your friends. That's actually not the case with this game.
We built the game so it is actually really fun whether you're earning your power-ups by playing a lot and being rewarded in-game for your persistence, or if you are short on time and want the benefits of being a seasoned and dedicated player, you can spent a little to get a short-term power-up.
It's really the best of both worlds since it respects players that have...
89w ago - Grip Games CEO Jakub Mikyska has announced today that Foosball 2012 will be hitting both PS3 and PS Vita, and will include PS Move and Cross Play support!
To quote: Hi everybody! This is Jakub from Grip Games, the folks who brought you The Impossible Game, MiniSquadron and One Epic Game. We are back to present you our newest creation - Foosball 2012 for PS3 and PS Vita.
As you have probably guessed - it is a table football ("foosball") game. The very first one for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, so we made sure that we packed it up with lots of features and game modes, like various kinds of tables (American style, European style), customizations, ball types and trick shots to keep you entertained and experimenting for hours.
The World Tour single-player mode will let you travel across the globe and challenge AI opponents in nearly 30 locations. More social players can look forward to a local multiplayer for up to four and online multiplayer, where you can match against the rest of the world and rank up to become the table football champion.
PlayStation Move is also supported on PS3. If you own this magic wand, you can control Foosball 2012 exactly like you would control a real table football, with 1:1 movement...
90w ago - Creative Director Paul Cross of the Rocksmith Team has shared a video today demonstrating how to play real guitar on your PlayStation 3 with Rocksmith.
To quote: My name is Paul Cross and I am the Creative Director on the Rocksmith Team.
My previous projects include Burnout, Skate and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle - and I want give you a little bit of background on Rocksmith, a music game that lets you plug a real guitar into your PS3 and play along to a great list of well-known rock songs when it comes to Europe this September.
The project started in early 2008 when Ubisoft started talking to a company called Game Tank. These guys had a tech demo that allowed the player to plug in any real guitar into a PS3, and the game would tell them if they were playing the right notes at the right times. Ubisoft liked the demo so much that they bought the company!
When Nao Higo, Sr. Producer and I first started on what was to become Rocksmith in October 2009, it was a tech demo called 'Guitar Rising' that featured sideways scrolling tablature and a number of difficulty levels you could select from. Here's a promo vid of Guitar Rising from way back in the day:
91w ago - Today Executive Producer Brandon Laurino has announced on the PS Blog that Dust 514 will be free to play on the PlayStation 3 entertainment system!
To quote: We have some big news about DUST 514 coming out this week and wanted to write a more personal note about it here, to you.
The development of DUST 514 has been an amazing experience, as we at CCP pioneer new frontiers for console games in collaboration with Sony.
It has really been a process of exploring and breaking new ground - running an MMO service that needs constant updates on a console, microtransactions on a console, connecting an MMO on console to an MMO on PC in a real time shared universe and the Marketplace between the two - and there's even more to come.
Today, I'm writing about one more of those things - DUST 514 will be free to play on PlayStation 3!
This news means DUST 514 is the first ever game built from the ground up as a free to play MMOFPS on console, exclusively on the PlayStation 3.
Thanks to how Sony has set up the PlayStation Network - and the innovations they have been making on it together with us - Sony's console platform is the only one able to support this kind...