61w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has confirmed today that they will be publishing the upcoming video game entitled Dragon's Crown for both PS3 and PS Vita platforms.
To quote: You know how you're really excited for something and then something happens and you get even more excited?
Like that time you found out they were making a movie for The Hobbit and you were excited... but kinda bummed that Peter Jackson wouldn't be directing it.
But guess what happened: Peter Jackson announced that he would in fact direct it, and you got a heck of a lot more excited. Right?
Remember Dragon's Crown, the next project from Vanillaware announced at last E3, a multiplayer action RPG with beautiful hand-drawn visuals slated to come to PS3 and PS Vita?
BREAKING NEWS: Atlus is taking over publishing duties in Japan and North America! What's more, key (and very talented) members of the Atlus internal development team will be involved with the project as producer(s).
You know, some of the people who've worked on games in the critically acclaimed Persona series. Yeah, we know: we're stoked, too!
What does this mean for the game? For one, it means that it's going to be better than ever. It will, however, come a bit later than originally...
110w ago - Update: PSN is now back online in Japan, and Kaz Harai has made available a video statement with all the related details.
Following news that PSN internal testing is currently underway, today the official PlayStation Japan site has issued an update regarding the PlayStation Network outage alongside details from the official letter Sony sent out to their publishing partners.
To quote, roughly translated: "PlayStation Network” and “Qriocity” and continued failure, I am sorry indeed. As we told the other day with the latest information in regard to future service restart, will be conducted in stages on a regional basis to ensure the safety of our customers.
We are preparing to be able to resume service as soon as possible in Japan, and is now doing the verification stage for ensuring the safety and security, providing more advanced. Server to complete the relocation of more secure facilities, further strengthening the encryption, firewalls and expansion of new customers with peace of mind again on “PlayStation Network” and “Qriocity”...
157w ago - Today SCEA's Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations Rob Dyer has highlighted some of the E3 2010 PlayStation publishing partner announcements.
To quote: E3 may have come to a close, but we couldn't be more excited by the plethora of great games and content available for PlayStation fans.
Along with PlayStation Move and a host of exclusive titles coming from our first party developers, our publishing partners were out in force taking full advantage of everything PS3 and PSP have to offer.
One of the biggest surprises at E3 was Gabe Newell from Valve's arrival on the stage at the press conference earlier this week.
He acknowledged his appreciation for the PS3 as "the most open platform of all the current generation consoles." He went on to not only announce that Portal 2 was coming to the PlayStation 3, but also to state that it'll be the "best version on any console."
EA also introduced several exclusives to PS3 including the special edition version of Medal of Honor that comes with the 2002 classic Medal of Honor Frontline, which has been updated and re-mastered with HD visuals.
169w ago - Associate Producer Jenny Barbour has unveiled today that BUZZ! Quiz World delivers the PS3's first in-game Facebook publishing features!
To quote: I have excellent news for all of you Facebook fanatics. You'll be able to experience the PS3's first true in-game Facebook publishing features by posting cool stats from your BUZZ! Quiz World PS3 games to your Facebook wall!
To get in on the fun, just sync your PSN account to your Facebook account by signing into PSN via the XMB, opening the account management menu, selecting the Facebook option and choosing to share game event information.
Once your accounts have been synced, you'll be offered the option of posting stats like what place you finished in and what buzzer noises your friends used, once you've completed a BUZZ! Quiz World PS3 game.
All you have to do is hit the red button on your BUZZ! Buzzer to accept and these fun stats from your game will be added to your Facebook wall. So fire up your PS3, hop into a game of BUZZ! Quiz World and get ready to tout your triumphs to all of your Facebook friends!
If you're a BUZZ! Quiz World PSP buff, I've got great news for you as well. We've been busy publishing PSP-optimized versions of your favorite downloadable...
199w ago - Apparently there is a chance that Square-Enix, RPG giant, famous for the Final Fantasy series is aiding in the publishing of Modern Warfare 2 in Japan.
A new teaser site posted by Square-Enix, shows some Japanese text (sorry I can't read it so I couldn't translate it), and the familiar Modern Warfare "2". Also the legal info at the bottom of the site credits Activision.
This is just my opinion or view on the situation, but I believe that Square-Enix is helping to push Modern Warfare 2 in Japan, due to their strong following and support in the Final Fantasy series.
By selling the product with a widely known name, there is a chance for better coverage and spread of the product as well as targeting the company's main supporters.