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Video: Enter the Morbid, Addictive World of PSVita's Escape Plan

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145w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with a video peek at the morbid, addictive world of PSVita's upcoming title Escape Plan below.

To quote: During this summer's Gamescom, we invited Chris Millar to join us on the PlayStation.Blog and introduce Fun Bits Interactive and their first creation for PlayStation Vita, Escape Plan.

Aside from the gorgeous black-and-white, film noir art style that pops right off the massive OLED screen, Escape Plan is truly unique game, thanks to its two memorable characters, LAARGE and LIL.

It's time to check on their progress. Escape Plan Producer Matt Morton hopped in front of our cameras at Sony Santa Monica Studios recently, and was happy to give us this update on the art-direction, PS Vita multi-touch controls, and to show us why Escape Plan is such a harsh, but addictive puzzler.




 

Sony Outlines Wipeout 2048 PS Vita Q&A: Speed Thrills Details

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145w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has outlined a Wipeout 2048 PS Vita Q&A today which includes Speed Thrills details below, as follows:

If there's any game series that's synonymous with PlayStation, it's Wipeout. This fast-paced combat racer has appeared on every single PlayStation console, and now it's preparing to make the jump to PS Vita with Wipeout 2048.

We recently interviewed producer Michael Pulst, who gave us a tour of the new control options (front and rear touchscreen as well as motion controls), gameplay refinements, and multiplayer support between PS Vita and PS3. Read on for highlights from our interview.

PlayStation.Blog: What are longtime fans likely to notice first about Wipeout 2048 on PS Vita?

Michael Pulst, Assistant Producer: We've made the tracks a little bit wider. Wipeout has always been known for its intense, hardcore racing; in the past games, you were not only fighting the other players but you're also fighting the track. It was so hardcore that it actually turned some people off. It was a barrier to entry, and the team recognized this. By making the tracks a bit wider, you're able to concentrate more on the race and fighting off the other players.

But because Studio Liverpool has been making Wipeout...
 

Sony Details How to Get PS Vita Early with the First Edition Bundle

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147w ago - Sony Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller has shared details today on how to get the PS Vita First Edition bundle early!

To quote: Hey PlayStation Vita fans! How would you like to get your hands on PS Vita one week before the official release date of February 22nd?

After last Tuesday's announcement of the PS Vita launch date, we are excited to bring more PS Vita news your way with the introduction of the PS Vita First Edition bundle.

We've decided to give our most loyal fans an opportunity to own a PS Vita before everyone else. For a limited time in the U.S. and Canada, the PS Vita First Edition bundle will be pre-sold at select retail locations, starting today.

The U.S. bundle includes a PS Vita 3G + Wi-Fi model, a limited edition case, 4GB PS Vita Memory Card, and Little Deviants game for $349.99 (MSRP). The Canadian bundle includes a Wi-Fi model, a limited edition case, 4GB PS Vita Memory Card, and Little Deviants game for $299.99 (MSRP). Best of all, you can pick up the PS Vita First Edition Bundle on February 15, 2012, so this is your chance to play before everyone else.

With PS Vita, the world is in play. PS Vita is the next generation...
 

Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen to Assassinate Enemies on PS Vita

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147w ago - Today Namco bandai Games Community Manager Rich Bantegui has shared details on the upcoming PS Vita title Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen for fans.

To quote: If you're like me, then you've already whipped out your fat red marker and circled February 22nd, 2012 on your calendar the minute our friends at Sony Computer Entertainment announced the launch date of the PS Vita in North America.

Last week we were able to reveal the name of Touch My Katamari, which will be hitting on launch day. Today, we're back with more on another launch title from Namco Bandai.

While they still won't let ME have a PS Vita yet, I do know at least one other person that does have one. That would be Mr. Kazuhiro Watanabe at famed studio Acquire in Japan.

Known around the world for being among the best developers in the stealth action genre with their work on the Tenchu series, Mr. Watanabe's team has been working non-stop on a PS Vita title that will be slicing the life out of enemies before they can even see what's coming.

Previously teased during Tokyo Game Show under the subtitle "Tales of the Ninja," the team has finalized the name of their upcoming assassin adventure, and has just revealed their brand-spanking new logo for Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen. We here at Namco Bandai Games...
 

Namco Bandai: Touch My Katamari Hits PS Vita in February 2012

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148w ago - Namco Bandai Games Community Manager Rich Bantegui has announced today that Touch My Katamari will be hitting PS Vita in February 2012.

To quote: The PlayStation Nation now has a final release date for when they can get their mitts on the PS Vita, and February 22nd couldn't come soon enough!

Why am I back today to steal the spotlight on the blog yet again? If you remember back during the Tokyo Game Show, I let all of you know that our team was producing a new Katamari game for the PS Vita, and I got to give you the first scoop on the news.

Well, today NAMCO BANDAI is finally ready to reveal what that Katarmari game will officially be dubbed here in the US of A... and that name is... TOUCH MY KATAMARI!

The very best part of this aside from the giggle-inducing name? TOUCH MY KATAMARI is going to be available on February 22nd, 2012, day and date of the launch of the PS Vita! The King of All Cosmos has commanded it so!

I've been checking out the latest builds of the game since TGS, and the Prince's next adventure is just as nonsensical as ever.

Fans have been dying to have an on-the-go, two-analog stick version of Katamari for ages, and TOUCH MY KATAMARI does it right. In addition to the two sticks, players can also opt to use the front touch screen...
 
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