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Devil Summoner 2 - RPG Action for PS2 Hitting Tomorrow

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280w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced news today that Devil Summoner 2 will be hitting Sony's PS2 console tomorrow.

To quote: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon, one of our biggest games (and game names) of the year, comes out tomorrow for PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system.

The second game in the Devil Summoner series to make its way to North America, Devil Summoner 2 continues the tradition, putting you in the shoes of Raidou Kuzunoha, a supernatural private investigator in 1920's Japan.

The world design and character art soaks the game with early 20th century style, and lends a great deal of credibility and authenticity to the story. The Shin Megami Tensei series itself, if you're unfamiliar, is a franchise of deep, thought-provoking, character-driven RPGs, known for its powerful visual design, music, and writing.

As for the story, who better to tell you what it's about than the game's lead human editor, Nich Maragos (who also worked on Raidou Kuzunoha vs. the Soulless Army):

"It's about the 14th chosen protector of the Capital and his journey to discover a mysterious man's whereabouts. It's about a client who never quite tells you the whole story, and finding out...
 

Turtles in Time Remake Hitting XBLA, Possibly PSN and WiiWare

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281w ago - The [Register or Login to view links] for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is traveling across the country right now, and reports are rolling in from those lucky enough to stop by one of the locations that a remake of Turtles in Time is currently in development.

To quote: The Alpha build of the game is being demoed on the Xbox 360 throughout the tour, but we're getting reports it could possibly makes its way to PSN and WiiWare as well, though there is no confirmation of that right now. One of our tipsters pointed us to the Twitter account for [Register or Login to view links] (who stopped by and snagged some pics), but we've also found [Register or Login to view links] confirming this game's existence.

Turtles in Time is arguably the best Turtles game ever, so remaking it is definitely a smart idea. Kind of like putting peanut butter on pizza.
 

Eternal Sonata hitting European PlayStation 3's in February 2009

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311w ago - European PS3 owners with a taste for authentic Japanese role-playing experiences can celebrate with the news that Atari and NAMCO BANDAI Games are bringing Eternal Sonata for PS3 to European shores in February 2009, complete with new gameplay quests, a revitalised story, brand new costumes and additional playable characters.

Press Release: Atari and NAMCO BANDAI Games to Bring the Unique and Enchanting Role-playing Game to PLAYSTATION 3 in February 2009, with New Features and Content -

6 October 2008 - European PLAYSTATIONŽ3 owners with a taste for authentic Japanese role-playing experiences can celebrate with the news that Atari and NAMCO BANDAI Games are bringing Eternal Sonata for PLAYSTATION 3 to European shores in February 2009, complete with new gameplay quests, a revitalised story, brand new costumes and additional playable characters.

With its vibrant visuals, innovative combat system and captivatingregional storyline, Eternal Sonata has already won the hearts of western fans of Japanese role-playing games following its release for Xbox 360Ž video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in October 2007. Selected media comments from reviews of the Xbox 360 game include:

"The battle system is addictively fun, the multifaceted story is riveting, and the graphics...
 

Penny Arcade Adventures Hitting PS3 Network

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322w ago - Hothead Games today announced that its successful humor-filled XBLA title Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will hit the PlayStation Network later this fall as a digital download.

"We keep getting emails asking why our Penny Arcade game is not on PSN," said Hothead's CEO, Vlad Ceraldi.

"We have always said we wanted to have our games on as many platforms as possible to give choice to gamers. All good things take time and we are very excited to be debuting our first PS3 title and look forward to bringing more games to this platform in the future."

No specific word on pricing, but Hothead says the PS3 port will be "priced in line" with the game on other platforms. Considering the XBLA edition cost 1600 Microsoft Points, expect to shell out around $20.

Press Release: PENNY ARCADE GAME COMING TO A PLAYSTATIONŽ3 SYSTEM NEAR YOU

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - July 23, 2008 - Hothead Games today proudly announced that its well received Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is currently in development for the PLAYSTATIONŽ3 computer entertainment system and will debut on PLAYSTATIONŽNetwork late fall 2008.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness...
 

Rumor: Downloadable PS2 Games Hitting PSN This Summer?

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325w ago - This is clearly an unsubstantiated rumor, so take it with a fine grain of salt. According to poster NiTiZ on the N4G Forum (linked above), who claims to have a friend in the know at Sony London, downloadable PS2 titles are coming to the PlayStation 3 this summer.

Normally, we'd brush off rumors like this one, but this same poster also provided an off-screen capture of the PS2 download store in action, as shown below. Needless to say, it looks very legit.

Apparently, Sony will formally announce the store during this year's E3, with a launch following in summer. Plus, this isn't the first time we've caught wind of rumblings regarding downloadable PS2 games.

This rumor may be unsubstantiated, but it's far from unlikely.
 
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