- Gundam Versus debuting stateside this fall for PS4
- Forza Horizon 3 – Hot Wheels to be available on May 9
- Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception’s healer, Nekone, in the spotlight
- Call of Duty returns to 1940s this November with Call of Duty: WWII
- Dragon Quest Heroes II now in stores, online for PS4 and PC
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Archives: PlayStation Portable News
Last week, Bandai Namco announced that they will be bringing over Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment as a download-only release later this summer. Today, they’ve followed up the reveal with news that they will also be including an HD port of its PSP predecessor, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment. As with Hollow Fragment, Infinity Moment is an MMO-esque role-playing game that has players venturing around an expansive world, accepting quests, and battling creatures in real time.
Natsume has announced that they will be publishing Kemco’s handheld role-playing game End of Serenity. The game will be a download-only release for PSP and launch on PSN later this summer. Described as “a traditional Japanese RPG,” End of Serenity will sport a retro 16-bit look and follow the player’s investigation into the Underworld gang’s recent collection of strange objects called Atomigems. The game will have a heavy emphasis on customization, with over 120 assignable skills, and a combat system that includes the ability to summon giant beasts during battle.
Bust-a-Move 4 will be bringing its army of cute dinosaurs and piles of bright bubbles to PSN this spring, according to publisher Natsume. The colorful puzzler will feature 10 playable characters along with four unlockable characters, two new moves, and eight modes, including a Versus Mode and an Edit Mode that allows players to create up to 25 stages.
Two new tribute albums have been released for Mega Man’s big 25, Sumthing Else Music Works’ MM25: Mega Man Rocks and OverClocked ReMix’s For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man. MM25 is a compilation of new tracks from The Protomen, who provide a new song, Bit Brigade, Mega Ran, The Megas, Arm Cannon, and X-Hunters that sample or are inspired by tunes from the Mega Man and Mega Man X series. For Everlasting Peace features fully licensed arrangements from several entries, including Mega Man, Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Battle Network, and Mega Man Zero.
A new role-playing game has launched on PS Network for PSP. NIS America is continuing their support for the resilient handheld with Black Rock Shooter The Game. Featuring art from Huke and voice acting by Hatsune Miku, the post-apocalyptic adventure from Imageepoch follows the exploits of the battle android BRS as she assists the remaining handful of humans on an alien-infested Earth.
A new role-playing game from Imageepoch and NIS America is set to launch on PSN for PSP later this month. Black Rock Shooter The Game, set to be released on April 23, follows the battle android BRS in her battle against invading aliens. The game begins during the waning years of a 19-year-long war, when there are only 12 humans left on Earth for her to protect.
Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, the last remaining Persona to not be available online, has launched on PSN. Up until today, Persona, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 3 Portable, and Persona 4 Golden have all been available to download, and now fans of the series can complete the set for $9.99. Eternal Punishment is the companion follow-up to Innocent Sin, set after its predecessor in a parallel world featuring the same characters and events but otherwise unrelated.
Sony revealed initial details about the PlayStation 4 today at the two-hour-plus PlayStation Meeting 2013 in New York. While the final hardware build wasn’t shown and price not announced, the technical specifications and upcoming software features were. The upcoming cycle of Sony’s flagship console will focus on server-side, cloud-based streaming, social media integration, and greater connectivity with mobiles, in particular the PS Vita.
NIS has launched a new strategy-RPG on PSN today, Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection. The Idea Factory-developed PSP, PS Vita release follows alchemist Claude and Yuri, his cursed sister, as they travel the lands of Hades in search of a cure. Multiple endings, an alchemy-based upgrade system, and a quasi-turn-based, time-centric combat system await those who take up their cause.