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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Q&A: Time Traveling Sequel Surpasses Original

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136w ago - Sony Brazil Manager Fabio Santana has posted up a Q&A interview today covering Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PlayStation 3, which aims to prove the time traveling sequel even surpasses the original game!

To quote: This week, Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PS3 is hitting stores across Japan with critical praise, garnering perfect scores from respected gaming magazines [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links].

Granted, the original FFXIII is the best-selling PS3 title in Japan by a wide margin, but this direct sequel isn't resting on the laurels of its predecessor. For starters, it will offer a dynamic narrative, addressing one of the main complaints about FFXIII - linearity.

The new game also has a darker and more serious tone, in line with the conclusion of the previous game, putting the glitter and glam of FFX-2.

When FFXIII-2 reaches US stores on January 31st, making it the fastest localization cycle among numbered episodes of the franchise - it will also deliver an improved combat system, an area full of mini games, branched dialogue trees with NPCs, and even multiple endings based on your time-traveling journey.

To learn more about how Square Enix plans to "exceed Final Fantasy XIII in every aspect,"...
 

Video: Atlus Announces Trine 2 is Coming to PS3 on PSN Tuesday

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136w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced today alongside a new video trailer that Trine 2 is coming to PS3 on PSN next Tuesday.

To quote: We're very excited to share with you that Trine 2, sequel to one of the highest-rated PlayStation Network games of all time, is coming to the PlayStation Store next Tuesday, December 20th. But first: HAMMERTIME!

"What is Trine 2?" you ask, only to suddenly be filled with a powerful rush of guilt at your lack of Trine-related knowledge. "We'll tell you," we reply unnecessarily, clearly prepared to offer that information with or without your consent.

[Register or Login to view links] is a three-player cooperative action-packed physics-based platformer set in a lush fantasy world of cornea-searing colorful and beauty.

Played from a side-scrolling 2D perspective (but breathtakingly rendered with polygons), gamers take control of one of three highly specialized characters – Pontius, the slow yet mighty knight; Zoya, the agile thief; or Amadeus, the crafty wizard - and guide them through puzzles and numerous foes.

In addition to a host of improvements, additions, and tweaks over the original Trine, this much-anticipated sequel introduces highly anticipated online multiplayer, letting friends...
 

Video: FIFA Soccer for PS Vita: Big Game Experience on the Go

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136w ago - Producer Matt Prior has shared some video footage today on FIFA Soccer for PlayStation Vita below.

To quote: Coming this February, EA SPORTS [Register or Login to view links] on PS Vita will be the first true next generation sports experience right in the palm of your hand.

With console gameplay and HD graphics, FIFA Soccer delivers the largest feature set ever created by EA SPORTS for a handheld device.

The same physics-based, data driven technology that powers [Register or Login to view links] gameplay on PlayStation 3 drives FIFA Soccer on the Vita across eight different game modes, including authentic 11 versus 11, Be A Pro, Tournament Mode with over 50 real-world competitions, a full in-depth Career Mode, and head-to-head online.

The game definitely looks and plays like the award-winning FIFA console game.

So the game definitely delivers the authenticity and quality that the FIFA franchise is known for. But the cool stuff comes in the innovations that the development team up in Vancouver has cooked up to utilize front and back multitouch screens to create an intelligent and unique gameplay experience.

These Touch Screen features are optional......
 

PS Video Store & Music Unlimited Updates for December 16, 2011

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136w ago - Sony Network Entertainment Marketing Manager Christopher Lastrapes is here with this weekend's PlayStation Video Store and Music Unlimited updates below, as follows:

James Franco (28 Days Later 127 Hours) stars in the prequel to one of the most beloved film franchises in history as Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits New Releases this week.

Be sure to catch the motion-capture performance of Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings) as the ape Caesar, garnering much critical acclaim.

Too much jolly this time a year? Switch it up with a littler horror with Fright Night this week in Movies. Starring Colin Farrell (Horrible Bosses), a vampire terrorizes victims in a suburban town and only one son can stop them. Also, check out the eye-popping action in the third dimension in Available in 3D.

Cowboys & Aliens triumphed as the winner in Bout 6 of our Theatrical Throwdown. Rent the film for just $0.99 in SD or 1080p HD from 2 pm Pacific Friday to 11 pm Pacific Sunday. Find it in our $0.99 Movie Rents section of Rent Now!





Have you been naughty or nice this year? Either way, we have something for you in our Holiday Featured Collection now in Collections & Sales through the end of the year. Find great...
 

Skyrim v1.3 PS3 Update is Now Live on PSN, Changes Detailed

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137w ago - Following up on their previous patch, today Bethesda announced that the Skyrim version 1.3 PS3 update is now live on PSN with the changes detailed below.

To quote: The update is now up on XBox Live and available on PSN in Europe. We'll let you know when it's live in North America. For PC players, the Large Address Aware update is currently in testing. More to come soon.

Update 1.3 Notes (all platforms unless specified)

  • General stability improvements
  • Optimize performance for Core 2 Duo CPUs (PC)
  • Fixed Radiant Story incorrectly filling certain roles
  • Fixed magic resistances not calculating properly
  • Fixed issue with placing books on bookshelves inside player purchased homes
  • Fixed dragon animation issues with saving and loading
  • Fixed Y-look input to scale correctly with framerate



 
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