21h ago - Gaijin Games Associate Producer Dant Rambo posted up a video today announcing that Bit Trip's Runner2 is coming to PS Vita on December 17th, 2013.
To quote: Greetings, current and future best friends. For those of you unfamiliar with our humble studio, we're the folks behind the Bit.Trip series, as well as the recently released Bit.Trip Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien.
We also invented the cheese-flavored cough drop, but due to a pending lawsuit, aren't permitted to speak of that.
Since releasing Runner2 for console and PC, we've had countless people ask us about a potential Vita version. This was, as you can surely imagine, very flattering. We were stoked that people enjoyed the game as much as they did, and even more stoked that they wanted to see it on additional platforms (I promise not to use "stoked" again in this post).
This inspired us to give it our all with the Vita version, and to make it just as good as its console counterparts. As it turns out, this wasn't such a difficult task. As any Vita owner can confirm, it's an incredibly powerful platform.
Whether this will be your first time playing the game or you're a seasoned vet, rest assured that no expense...
21h ago - Square Enix Associate Product Manager Mat Kishimoto shared a video today announcing that Lightning Returns and revealing the Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition!
To quote: We're thrilled to announce the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Collector's Edition, which will be available for purchase exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store.
Instead of just throwing together a bunch of cluttered pieces of cardstock, paperweights, or stuff you won't ever look at again, we spent a lot of time coming up with some things we thought you'd really enjoy. In other words, we wanted to make this Collector's Edition just that - something you'd actually want to collect.
Collector Box: As a lifelong fan of the Final Fantasy franchise like many of you, I've always loved the aesthetics of the Japanese cover art. We don't want you to feel forced to import the Japanese copy of the game for obscene amounts of money just for the fantastic cover art, so that's how we came to the decision to choose this specific artwork for the collector box.
80 page Hardcover Art Book: This art book, simply put, is awesome. Everyone is well aware that the Final Fantasy series...
21h ago - Housemarque Community Manager Tommaso De Benetti shared a video today announcing that Furmins rolls to PlayStation Vita on December 17th, 2013.
Below are the details and video trailer, to quote: Hi there, Tommaso De Benetti from Housemarque and Alexey Menshikov from Beatshapers speaking. After a minor Q&A setbacks caused by a prank our little furry friends conjured up, we are finally able to confirm the North American release of Furmins on PS Vita!
In Furmins, players will attempt to guide the eponymous and loveable creatures across fiendishly designed levels by rearranging a variety of items in real time with well-coordinated precision. Strategically placed items create pathways and physical chain reactions that guide the Furmins to a basket at the end of the level.
Wondering what happened to the Furmins Kingdom to justify a whole gaming adventure? Here's a quick overview:
The Furmins are a happy race of creatures living a happy, peaceful existence.
Things were rolling along great until the fateful day their benevolent (yet rather large)...
... King fell asleep, rolled over a river forming an impromptu dam and blocked their flow of water!
2d ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan shared video footage today of talk show host Jay Leno taking Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 for a test drive.
To quote: Collector and auto expert Jay Leno took two cars from Gran Turismo 6 for test drives in the latest film episode of JayLenosGarage.com: his own 1000 horsepower Oldsmobile Toronado, and also the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept car designed especially for the game.
In addition to being one of the first to drive the Vision Gran Turismo in the game, Leno is the first person outside Mercedes-Benz to pilot the Vision GT concept car - which was revealed at the recent LA Auto Show - in real life, using a radio controller through his LA garage.
Mercedes-Benz brought the AMG Vision Gran Turismo to Jay's garage directly from the LA Show. The Vision is the first of a series of concept cars from various manufacturers made for Gran Turismo 6. But, so far, the only one to be turned into a real car. Leno said he thinks games are taking over in determining what cars achieve cult status.
"Video games are where cars will achieve cult status going forward and, like the Mercedes-Benz, where we will see cars make their debuts...
2d ago - Spry Fox Chief Creative Officer Daniel Cook made available some video footage today of the unique puzzles of Road Not Taken on PlayStation 4 below.
To quote: How might a roguelike look like if it featured a thinker and explorer, instead of a traditional warrior? If being clever was more important than being strong? That's a design challenge we've attempted to tackle with Road Not Taken.
You play a ranger in a frigid, enchanted forest, trying to save lost children. You start with a few easy-to-learn abilities. You can pick up any adjacent objects, you can carry them around, and you can throw them.
Trees, boulders, bears - they all float at your command. But you need to be careful; whenever you carry things, it costs you stamina. If you run out of stamina, you collapse face-first into the snow. No checkpoints, no reloads. It's over.
The Environment is the Threat
In Road Not Taken, both the challenge and the exciting moments come from the setting itself. You'll be intrigued by strange objects that you haven't encountered before, and whose characteristics are never fully explained. There are wild creatures running about, spiky plants that hurt you if you pick them up, and blizzards...