Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS Vita

Bust-a-Move 4 to drop bubbles left and right on PSN this spring

Bust-a-Move 4 (PS3, PSP, PS Vita) PSN Announcement - Screenshot 1

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.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Citizens of Earth to be released on consoles, PC this year

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Eden Industries’ “citizen-collecting” role-playing game Citizens of Earth has been picked up by Atlus. The publisher announced today that they will be releasing the title for 3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U. After failing to reach its Kickstarter campaign goal, the title has found new life as a download-only release and is slated to launch later this year. As Vice President of Earth, players must find out what’s caused the populace to suddenly go crazy … by sending other citizens to fight them. Forty-one citizens—the last being a user-created citizen as part of a new contest—each with their own unique abilities, from slick car salesmen to overly caffeinated baristas, can be recruited and sent to fight the raucous hordes. The game will also feature a day-and-night cycle, weather effects, optional side quests, and modes for short and extended campaigns—oh, and apparently, no actual politics.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U

Atlus shows the Conception II goods in 3DS, PS Vita unboxing video

Conception II (3DS, PS Vita) Unboxing Video Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new unboxing video for the collector’s edition of their upcoming role-playing game Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. The video shows unboxings of both the 3DS and PS Vita versions, which include a slip cover, a CD soundtrack, the game, and an art insert that doubles as the health-and-safety booklet inside the 3DS version. To check out the extra (and see a workplace injury in action), check out the video below.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection launching in June

Hyperdimension Neptunia Producing Perfection (PS3) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS is preparing their latest in the Hyperdimension Neptunia, Producing Perfection, for release later this summer. Unlike the previous Neptunia titles, gamers now must guide the CPUs through the perilous journey of becoming idols. Beginning on June 3, instead of forming a party to battle the forces of evil, players will take on the duties of a manager and producer for Blanc, Neptune, Noire, or Vert. The CPUs will need to be trained to dance, sing, and promote themselves, eventually joining one another on stage in duets or as a new band. Players will need to navigate their way around event scenes, daily activities, schedules, and more to see their chosen CPU best the current favorite, MOB-48.

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PlayStation Vita News

Natural Doctrine coming to North America for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita

Natural Doctrine (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) NA Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has added a new strategy role-playing game to their 2014 line-up, Natural Doctrine. The Kadokawa Game Studio-developed release will send players into the caves and ruins near the fortress city of Feste to battle a new evil while collecting a valuable material known as Pluton. Physical and digital releases are planned for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita with dual voice tracks and support for both cross-play and cross-save.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma hitting store shelves, PSN on April 1

The BlazBlue brawlers return to the ring today with the release of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma. As Ragna the Bloodedge hunts down Yuuki Terumi, players will be able to battle using the new Overdrive mechanic, which charges characters the more health they lose, and seven new characters. The new roster additions are available on-disc and online, with four available from the outset, another unlockable, and the remaining two added via DLC (Kokonoe is up today and Yuuki Terumi on May 27). Network play is also said to be improved and enhanced with new mode upgrades.

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PlayStation 3 News

Conception II demo announced for March 25, new screens released

Conception II (3DS, PS Vita) Demo Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that a demo for their upcoming role-playing game Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be available on March 25 for both 3DS and PS Vita. As with previous Atlus demos, saves will carry over from the demo to the full version. In addition, they are also throwing in extra goodies for those who complete the demo before playing the full version. New screenshots were also released of the Star Children in Mecunite form, a powerful mech made up of the player’s entire squad.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

New Demon Gaze combat screens, plus free Disgaea character DLC

Demon Gaze (PS Vita) Action Shots - Screenshot 1

Following the release last week of new character shots, NIS has sent out a new batch of screens showing the more violent side of dungeon-crawling. The latest media shows the combat system in action, including party members’ skills and some of the enemies. It was also announced that free post-launch DLC will be available for the first month after release, with players able to augment their party with new recruits from a Disgaea-themed character pack off PSN. Five characters are set to answer the call to arms: Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and of course, an unlucky Prinny.

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PlayStation Vita News

Meet the folk of Dragon Princess Inn in new Demon Gaze screens

Demon Gaze (PS Vita) Character Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released a new batch of character screens from their upcoming PS Vita dungeon crawler Demon Gaze. The new shots show several of Dragon Princess Inn’s regulars, including item shop proprietor Lezerem, stylist Kukure, manager Fran, basement dweller Prometh, and resident mercenary Lancelorna. As the explorer Oz, players will find themselves chatting up all of them up as they restock and kit themselves out after another trip into one of the world’s many dungeons.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

(PlayStation Vita Review) Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

“… an interesting take on the visual novel, mixing elements from procedural investigative mysteries and high-school-inspired adventures with a touch of the surreal.”

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PS Vita Reviews