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Cosmic Star Heroine Coming to PS4, VVVVVV is Hitting PS Vita

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44w ago - Today Zeboyd Games Lead Designer Robert Boyd announced that Retro Sci-fi RPG Cosmic Star Heroine is coming to PS4 and PS Vita alongside VVVVVV to PlayStation Vita as well.

To quote: We here at the two-man development studio known as Zeboyd Games are pleased to announce that our next RPG, Cosmic Star Heroine, will be coming out on PS4 and PS Vita next year! And to go along with that announcement, here's our Sega-CD inspired opening video for our game! Enjoy!

A very special thanks to Dean Dodrill (Dust: An Elysian Tail) who helped out with effects and animation, as well as Chris Geehan and Dan Byrne-McCullough over at Hyperduck (who did the music for our last RPG) for helping make that video go to 11! And of course, our own Bill Stiernberg, who handled the brunt of the work!

Cosmic Star Heroine is our latest attempt to recapture the feel of some of the classic RPGs of the 90s, while putting our own unique spin on the whole experience. Inspired by games like Chrono Trigger (visual style, on-map battles, combo techniques), the Phantasy Star series (overall feel of the worlds and characters), and the Suikoden series (political intrigue, expandable player headquarters), we can't wait to share Cosmic Star Heroine with you!



 

Revolution Software: Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse on PS Vita

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46w ago - Revolution Software Co-Founder Charles Cecil shared details today at Gamescom 2013 on upcoming title Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse on PS Vita below.

To quote: Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse starts with intrepid lawyer, George Stobbart, and sassy journalist, Nico Collard, caught in the deadly robbery of a seemingly worthless painting.

But we, the audience, also see a scene from the Second World War in which Spanish fascists storm a Catalan villa, killing the family, and seizing that same painting.

As George and Nico are drawn into the murderous conspiracy, those around them claim that the painting is cursed by the Devil himself. George and Nico soon come to believe that they may just be right.

Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse is very much an adventure - traditional in terms of its core spirit, but wholly contemporary in terms of graphics and gameplay.

The game was first announced as part of a Kickstarter appeal in August 2012 and, after attracting over 15,000 backers, doubled its goal. We were thrilled at the response of fans - particularly after hearing so often that the adventure game had died as a genre.

As well as funding a major part of the development, the appeal brought together a wonderful community of Broken Sword fans - epitomised...
 

Video: Helldivers Coming to PS4, PS3 and PlayStation Vita in 2014

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46w ago - Arrowhead Game Studios CEO and Game Director Johan Pilestedt posted up a video today at Gamescom 2013 announcing that Helldivers is coming to PS4, PS3 and PlayStation Vita in 2014.

To quote: You may know of Arrowhead Game Studios from our previous games like Magicka and today we're excited to announce that we've teamed up with Sony Computer Entertainment and Foster City Studios to create our next game!

So, for all of you out there, both new fans and old, I give you Helldivers. Built for both single-player campaigns and up to four player co-op missions, Helldivers is a top-down shooter set in a satirical and dystopian future where mankind is ruled by a managed democracy.

Of course, this world also happens to be in a perpetual war against three alien species, one of which we revealed in our Gamescom trailer!





As part of the elite unit called the Helldivers, you choose your deployment zone and dive into battle on procedurally-generated battlefields. Once there, utilize overpowered weapons and Stratagems to defeat the enemies of mankind.

Working together as a team will be vital, whether calling in strikes or placing weapons, each action must be totally synchronized to achieve objectives....
 

Video: Dragon's Crown: Fighting Together on PS3 and PS Vita

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49w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements posted up a video today spotlighting fighting together in Dragon's Crown on PS3 and PS Vita below.

To quote: The kingdom is boiling in war all around you, and brigands threaten the crown just as much as the encroaching orc forces.

But you, noble adventurer, have loot to earn and treasure to find. You have swords to wield and spells to sling! Welcome to Dragon's Crown. Your adventure begins next week.

Dragon's Crown, from the developers at [Register or Login to view links], follows in the footsteps of Odin Sphere and Muramasa Rebirth. It blends eye-popping, hand-drawn animation with RPG-fueled combat.

An ambitious project, Dragon's Crown features six characters for players to select, and a bevy of stages to fight through. Though there are chests to open and skills to learn, the combat in Dragon's Crown is more like a side-scrolling brawler. A brawler you can invite your friends to!

Dragon's Crown encourages four-player cooperative play on both PS3 and PS Vita. You and your fellow adventurers can brave the dark and dangerous labyrinths together, building characters to complement each other's skills, or tempting fate with difficult combinations. Want to dive into a dungeon with four wizards?...
 

Real Boxing on PS Vita Enters the Ring August 27th for $9.99

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50w ago - Vivid Games Brand Manager Jan Chichlowski announced today that Real Boxing on PS Vita enters the ring this August 27th for $9.99.

To quote: Here at Vivid Games we do like a fight. The art team is terrible at making teas and coffees - so that often ends in fisticuffs.

The sound guys are always making too much noise - and with the recent warm weather that's meant we've been extra grumpy, so often their racket has ended in a punch-up. And as for the management team? Well they are often throwing their weight around - so the rest of us really enjoy punching them in the face.

Not in real life, obviously. Fortunately, as the developer and publisher of Real Boxing, we're able to settle any disputes we have in the virtual ring. And we're really excited to reveal that you guys will be able to do the same on PS Vita on August 27th, for $9.99.

As the name suggests, Real Boxing is a boxing simulation game where you'll create a boxer and take him on a journey from amateur to pro. There are also a multitude of other modes and features including multiplayer so you can touch gloves remotely with friends.

There will also be regular tournaments based on leaderboard rankings, so there's always a new challenge ahead. Boxing games seem to be rather few and far between, so we're...
 
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