237w ago - Today SCEA Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda shared some Patapon 2 tidbits along with the PSP launch trailer for those who haven't seen it yet.
To quote: To celebrate the launch of Patapon 2, a few weeks ago we asked fans out there to show us their Pata-devotion and send us some Pata-pics. And boy did they deliver... check out all the Pata-pics on Facebook!
Thanks to all the fans out there for the great photos. For their effort they will all score a limited edition Patapon tee based on the HOME shirt we made.
For the Pata-faithful who are craving one of these shirts, be sure to join Jeff and crew for the meet up at E3. Word is he might have some Pata-luv to share as well.
Great weekend to everyone and thanks for all the Patapon support! If you didn't catch the Launch trailer yet, here you go!
237w ago - Today Clayton Chan of Crimson Gem Saga, Steambot Chronicles Battle Tournament has revealed that a new RPG for Sony's PSP called Crimson Gem Saga ships tomorrow.
To quote: Crimson Gem Saga is a turn-based RPG that boasts all the fundamentals of solid, satisfying RPG action that seasoned genre veterans crave, developed by our fine friends and partners in Korea, IronNos and SK Telecom.
We've heard the cries and clamoring of PSP owners looking for a deep RPG experience, so we're bringing you one, just in time for the long summer months. Crimson Gem Saga boasts interesting customization for your weapons and skills, powerful combination attacks, and will keep you on your toes with the ever-present threat/opportunity of Ambush attacks and Critical Combo chains.
That's all in addition to a fun script that is full of memorable characters, entertaining events, and fantastic moments that separate the overall experience from what's already available out there.
The Ambush system will keep you on your toes in a way most standard RPGs won't be able to match. Instead of just wandering into a random battle after "X" steps on the field map, Crimson Gem Saga allows you to either avoid these battles, or exploit enemies who aren't...
241w ago - Today 1UP (linked above) has published a report on the new PSP, indicating that the new, UMD-less hardware will ship this Fall in Japan and North America, with Sony bringing 100 PSP titles to the PlayStation Store.
Below is also also has an artists' rendition of what the new PSP Go! may look like.
To quote: Sources confirm the next PSP will gain an internal flash drive, ditch UMD, and nix the rumored second analog nub.
Rumors of a major PSP hardware redesign have repeatedly bubbled to the surface over the last several months - some claiming the removal of the system's UMD disc drive, and others pointing to a second analog stick and sliding screen.
According to sources directly involved with the new system, we have learned that Sony will quell those rumors by unveiling their revamped PSP at this year's E3 conference in June.
Many have speculated that the update would be called either the PSP 2 or PSP-4000, but our sources claim Sony will forgo a numerical moniker in favor of a subtitle.
We've heard various rumored code names for the project (including PSP Slide, PSP Flip, and PSP Go!), but given that Sony has introduced the Go! brand of add-ons...