Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS Vita

Time to purify some Spiria Cores, Tales of Hearts R out for PS Vita

Tales of Hearts R (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Tales series is returning to handhelds today with the release of Tales of Hearts R. The PS Vita exclusive follows Soma-wielder Kor Meteor and siblings Kohaku Hearts and Hisui Hearts on their adventure to rid the lands of the Despir epidemic. In order to heal those inflicted, the trio must venture into their Spiria Nexus and purify the Spiria Core. To defeat those behind the disease, players will be able to utilize a new Aerial Chase maneuver to land lengthy combos in the Linear Motion Battle System.

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PlayStation Vita News

New Tales of Hearts R screenshots reveal the Xerom, Spiria Nexus

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Tales of Hearts R is fast approaching for PS Vita owners. As its release closes in—just one week to go—Bandai Namco has released a new batch of screenshots. Additional details were also revealed about the story, which will have players take on the role of Kor Meteor in a battle against the Despir epidemic. Kor must purify the Spiria Core of those affected by venturing into their Spiria Nexus and defeating the feasting Xerom. The new images reveal what these Spira Nexus environs look like as well the invading Xerom.

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PlayStation Vita News

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd gets GameStop pre-order extras

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (PS3, PS Vita) Pre-Order Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has revealed two pre-order bonuses on offer from GameStop for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd. Dropping a few bucks before the game’s November 18 launch will net players two costume module packs: the Extra Character Pack (with Akita Neru, Yowane Haku, and Kasane Teto) and Hatsune Miku’s Americana Module. The items are available for either version, PS3 or PS Vita. A new trailer and screenshots were released highlighting the goods.

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Zen Studios reveals two new South Park pinball titles, out this week

Zen Studios and South Park Digital Studios have teamed up for two new titles: South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball and South Park: Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game. Both games are actually slated to launch this week and will be available for console, mobile, and PC. Super-Sweet Pinball will feature most of the cast playing out events from the series, including hunting down ManBearPig and Cartman’s probe. Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game has him donning his costume as Professor Chaos, stealing the Future Telling Device, and saving Imaginationland.

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Tales of Hearts R gets bonus pre-order costumes, to support PS TV

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Some new Tales info today from Bandai Namco. Pre-orders for the upcoming Tales of Hearts R will come with access to six extra costumes, each taken from a different entry in the series: Tales of the Tempest, Symphonia, Dawn of the New World, Graces f, and Vesperia. The physical copy, which will only be available at GameStop, will come with a voucher to download the costumes, while the downloadable version, the Digital Limited Edition, will be bundled with them. The Digital Limited Edition will be available to purchase on release day, November 11, until the end of the month.

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PlayStation Vita News

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! ships to retail, launches on PSN

Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The most enthusiastically titled fighter in the business, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!, has launched for PS3 and PS Vita. The latest 2D fighter from Aksys Games, Arc System Works, and developer Examu has shipped to store shelves and is now available on PSN. The colorful one-on-one brawler features 23 characters, over 300 story scenarios across the entire roster, and as a bonus for North American gamers, a flip cover with exclusive art.

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(PlayStation Vita Review) Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment

(PlayStation Vita Review) Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment

” … has a decent combat system but an incomprehensibly bad translation that mars much of the game …”

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PS Vita Reviews

Natural Doctrine release date now September 30

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NIS has announced that they are bumping back their upcoming strategy title Natural Doctrine to September 30. Judging by comments about the import version, the weeklong delay should offer gamers the chance to better prepare for the pain that Kadokawa Game has in store for them in their quest to clear out the lands near the fortress city of Feste.

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(PS Vita Review) Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

(PS Vita Review) Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

“… a surreal, charming, and at times trying adventure, and it’s one that every PS Vita owner should contemplate adding to their library.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment now on PSN for PS Vita

Sword Art Online Hollow Fragment (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, the MMORPG-styled adaptation of the manga and anime series of the same name, has launched on PSN for PS Vita. Players can start on Floor 76 of Aincrad and fight to free themselves in Hollow Fragment or from the beginning with an HD version of the game’s predecessor, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment. Players can also team up with up to three other adventurers via ad-hoc multiplayer. A free downloadable costume pack launched today as well and will be available through November 18. Buyers can also look forward to a downloadable content pack slated to hit PSN next month.

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DLC, PlayStation Vita News