5w ago - Sega Senior Digital Brand Manager Mai Kawaguchi announced today alongside a video that Disney's Castle of Illusion is coming to PSN this Summer with details below.
To quote: Mickey Mouse is returning to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical HD reimagining of the classic Sega Genesis game.
The game is scheduled to release in summer of 2013. We know that Castle of Illusion has a special place in many gamers' hearts. Sega studios Australia is putting lots of care into this new 2D/3D game.
Our plan is to deliver a fully reimagined experience that takes advantage of the power of PS3 with all new graphics and new adventures, while at the same time making sure that the game maintains the Disney magic that the original Castle of Illusion captured in 1990.
We have also been working very closely with the director of the original game, who is now at Disney Interactive. We are having a blast working with her to realize many of the elements that were intended for the original game, but couldn't be achieved until now due to the technical limitations of previous generation consoles.
If you have played the original game, you will also see that we have kept intact many of the major iconic...
7w ago - Curve Studios Lead Designer Sam Robinson has announced today that Stealth Bstard sneaks onto both PS3 and PS Vita video game platforms this Summer.
To qyote: Hello! I am utterly overjoyed to bring you news that Stealth Bstard, our outrageously devious stealth-puzzle platformer, will be sneaking its way on to PS3 and PS Vita this Summer!
If you've not yet heard of Stealth Bstard, it's our deadly stealth platform game with a fast paced twist! Following your birth in a cloning lab, you find yourself trapped in a vast and overwhelming network of dastardly chambers, replete with vicious, yet hilarious, booby traps and deranged robots!
Your task is simple; stay out of sight and get to the exit. Persevere to the bitter end and you might just discover the secrets of this vicious world!
We like to look at Stealth Bstard as stealth gaming without the waiting. Gone are the days of hanging around in a locker or a conveniently-placed human-sized crate! The mechanical foes of our stealth world are much less forgiving, instantly eviscerating you or your fellow captives on sight!
The game boasts brilliantly crisp visuals, an abundance of character, tight controls and a steady difficulty curve that gradually ramps up...
8w ago - Today Mossmouth's Derek Yu has confirmed that indie hit Spelunky is coming to PSN fans this Summer.
Below are the details, to quote: Oh man, this is exciting! It's with great pleasure that I can announce the upcoming arrival of Spelunky on PS3 and PS Vita. I know that we're not the first indie title to be announced this year for these platforms, but the Spelunky team is happy to be part of this wave of indie goodness.
If you've never heard of Spelunky, it's a platformer with randomly-generated levels, making each playthrough a unique experience. The game is hard, but it's rarely unfair, and when you die it's usually in a hilarious way that involves some kind of ridiculous chain reaction.
The difficulty and the randomization work together to give determined players a very rewarding experience - it's common for people to persevere through thousands of deaths to beat Spelunky and uncover its most notorious treasure and secrets.
I think this quote from one of the 2012 Independent Games Festival judges captures the spirit of the game well:
"Spelunky looks like a game of execution, but it's really a game about information and decision-making. How good are you at looking at a situation and understanding what it means?
9w ago - Tales Franchise Producer Hideo Baba announced today that Tales of Graces F hits PSN on 3/26 with Tales of Xillia coming to PS3 this Summer!
Below are the details, to quote: This is Hideo Baba, producer of the Tales of franchise. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our fans in North America and Europe.
It's been an absolute pleasure attending various overseas events and interacting with so many of you. I really feel like we've been able to sustain our franchise for 15 years because of such a loyal fanbase. I cannot thank you enough.
Starting March 26th, we'll be digitally distributing Tales of Graces f on PlayStation Network. I strongly urge anyone unfamiliar to the series to give it a shot. An epic adventure of unimaginable proportions awaits you!
We will have two versions of the game available next week; the Standard Edition ($34.99) and Knight Edition ($54.99). The Tales of Graces f: Knight Edition will come bundled with more than 10 DLC items to help new adventurers on their quest including increased stats, health and currency.
In addition, the western release of Tales of Xillia on PS3 is right around the corner - it'll be out this summer!
For the first time in the franchise, you'll be able to select between two main characters...
39w ago - Today Andy Stewart of the PlayStation Store Team has posted up the fourth and final weekly set of deals on Sony's PSN Summer sale below.
To quote: Well we are into our final content refresh week for the Summer Sale which will update tomorrow (22/8/2012.) We don't have as much content being added in as we did last week but there are more games in there that you, the PSN community, have requested.
I would like to say a big THANK YOU for all your suggestions for games and DLC to go on sale.
Now, we couldn't get all the deals requested but I am in discussions to get some of them for future sales. Also, due to so much DLC being requested, we are planning to do a DLC promotion in the future.
I have also added at the end of this blog post the deals which finish on the 22nd August, so get them before they are gone!
And don't forget! We still have our 7 Deals of Summer promotion running with four-day deals on some great games. Here's what we've had so far:
Deal 1 - FIFA 12*
Deal 2 - Ghost Recon Future Soldier*
Deal 3 - Dirt Showdown*
Deal 4 - Battlefield 3*
Deal 5 - Prototype 2*
Deal 6 - Spec Ops: The Line (on sale today!)
Deal 7 - 25th August to 28th August