24w ago - Following up on the previous PS3 SDAT / EDAT v3 and v4 Keys, today PlayStation 3 developers flat_z and naehrwert have shared some PS3 3.60+ Loader Keys and Phat HDD Encryption tools (including a full EncDec Emulator to encrypt or decrypt game discs) with details below followed by the Lv1ldr Crypto Keys as well.
24w ago - Double Eleven Limited Chief Operating Officer Mark South announced today that PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD is coming to PS Vita.
Below are the details, to quote: Double Eleven, Ltd been entrusted with the keys to the kingdom for classic series such as LittleBigPlanet and Limbo.
For us, PixelJunk Monsters sits alongside those hallowed classics. In designing PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD for PS Vita, we wanted to take the fabulous PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe and make it an even better experience.
We worked closely with Q-Games to get it right, and then chose the name "Ultimate HD" at the end of development. We hope that's what we have created!
We've been big fans of Monsters and the other PixelJunk games for some time; the sharp, colorful graphics and addictive gameplay had us hooked. Monsters is one of those games that is super casual, but incredibly difficult at the same time: a quality which made us - and many others - keep coming back for more.
The tower defense premise is very familiar, but Monsters' effortless execution sets it apart from other games in the genre. We realized that if Monsters were remade today, it would still stand out amongst other games in the genre.
So we set out to make the definitive version of PixelJunk Monsters...
26w ago - Dakko Dakko Producer Dan Croucher announced today that Floating Cloud God is going HD on PlayStation Vita with details below.
To quote: Hello from Dakko Dakko! Today I'm here to talk about 'Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD!', which we're bringing to PS Vita this Summer!
This brand new Vita remake of Dakko Dakko's second game 'Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims' (originally released on PSP minis last year) comes with a set of enhancements and upgrades over the original to take advantage of its new home on Vita.
When we embarked on this version there were two things we most wanted to do - the first was a full re-mastering of the game's art to make the most of the Vita's huge screen, and the second was a new way to control Floating Cloud God.
The original 'Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims' on PSP featured beautiful artwork depicting Japanese folklore and myth, by Army of Trolls' Gary Lucken (http://www.armyoftrolls.co.uk). Drawn as pin-sharp vectors, the art was a perfect fit for the Vita.
It was great to go back to the original images and re-create all the sprite sheets at double the size (to match the Vita's resolution), and the results were amazing. Below is an image showing just how much better...
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: