Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS Vita

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars coming to North America

Conception II Children of the Seven Stars (360, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus and Spike Chunsoft are teaming up to bring North American games Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. The standalone release, scheduled to launch next spring for 3DS and PS Vita, will have players working their magic to create the soldiers necessary to face monsters, the labyrinths the monsters spew forth from, and the labyrinths’ creator, the Pandora Labyrinth. As a Disciple, players take on the role of a human that has been granted the powers of a Star God so that they may engage in battle against the monsters plaguing the lands. Humans only have the Star God’s powers until they are 18, which means that they must create more Disciples with fellow Disciples. Ahem. Actually, it’s not as unsettling as it sounds, as it’s the powers that combine to form the next generation of warriors, the Star Children.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

New CG, combat Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster screens released

Final Fantasy X, X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PS Vita) November Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

A dozen new screenshots have been posted from Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster. The new images show some of the touched-up cutscenes as well as various stages of combat. Square Enix also confirmed that, in addition to X’s Sphere Grids, the Last Mission, additional dresspheres, and the Creator Creator will all be included in Remaster.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f set to rock PS Vita in early 2014

Hatsune Miku Project Diva f (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 6

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F’s Western debut on the PS3 is being followed up with a digital release for PS Vita. Due to the successful retail release, Sega will be releasing the handheld version early in 2014. Any details about possible extras were not revealed, but gamers on the go should expect the same digital dance fest as PS3 gamers.

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PlayStation Vita News

PlayStation 4 day-one 300 MB patch, PlayStation App detailed

PlayStation 4 (System) Day One Patch Announcement - Set

Sony has announced a day-one patch for PS4. The 300 MB update, detailed below, will allow access for a variety of features, including Remote Play for playing games on PS Vita, Second Screen for using smartphones and tablets as additional screens, a screen- and video-capturing utility, eight-user party chat, and the play-as-you-download feature. Surprisingly, the ability to play DVDs and Blu-ray video discs requires users to go online beforehand. Sony also announced that suspend/resume mode, among other features, will be unavailable at launch, either out the box or post patch.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Guilty! New Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc screens released

Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita) Oct Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first batch of screenshots from the localized version of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc has been released by NIS America. The investigative mystery title, originally released in 2010 for PSP, puts players in the shoes of Makoto Naegi, a student who must discover the identity of a demented bear named Monokuma. Monokuma has trapped the students in their school, Hope’s Peak Academy, turning it into a prison, and promised freedom to those who can get away with murder. Makoto must present his evidence to Monokuma, who serves as judge and jury in mock trials in which the accused are confronted with evidence Makoto has gathered surrounding the latest murder.

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PlayStation Vita News

Creepy visual novel Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward now $29.99

Virtues Last Reward (3DS, PS Vita) Price Drop Announcement - Screenshot 1 (PSV)

Aksys Games has announced that they have lowered the price of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward to $29.99. The puzzle-filled adventure-style visual novel is a follow-up to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors for 3DS, and it is available for both 3DS and PS Vita. The price drop is in effect across both platforms.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Cross-Play coming to Atlus beat ‘em up Dragon’s Crown

Dragons Crown (PS3, PSVita) April Screens Announcement - Screenshot 2

Atlus has announced that a new Cross-Play-enabling update for Dragon’s Crown will be launching in North America as well as Japan. Vanillaware’s beat ‘em up was released on both PS3 and PS Vita, but until now, gamers haven’t had a way to venture forth into the wilds with one another. That will all change soon, but just how soon is unknown as a release date for the patch wasn’t revealed. To celebrate the news, Atlus is knocking off $10 from either version for this week only.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Killzone: Mercenary

(PlayStation Vita Review) Killzone: Mercenary

“… a unique take on the series that gambles heavily on replayability over a prolonged story …”

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PS Vita Reviews

Both PS Vita models price cut to $199, memory card prices reduced

PS Vita (System) Price Drop Announcement - Header

Sony has announced that they have lowered the price on both PS Vita models as well as for the entire line of memory cards. The price drop was revealed during Sony’s conference at this year’s Gamescom, where they also announced the November launch date for PS4. The prices have been adjusted so that both are now the same price, with the Wi-Fi model now $199.99, down from $249.99, and the 3G/Wi-Fi model also $199.99, down from $299.99. The lower price should help to move units, which will allow more players to take advantage of Remote Play, a feature that allows players to stream PS4 games to PS Vita systems via Wi-Fi. The memory cards, a contentious topic for owners given their exorbitant price tags, have been reduced by as much as 33 percent: 4GB cards are now $14.99, 8GB cards are $19.99, 16GB cards are $39.99, and 32GB cards are $79.99.

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Articles, PlayStation Vita News

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster screens, audio drama clip released

Final Fantasy fans looking forward to Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster can now hear a portion of the audio drama being added to the set as well as see more of what’s in store in a host of new screenshots. Square Enix has released a 30-minute preview of the audio drama, created by scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, that is being added as part of the credit sequence. Ten new screens were also released, showing some of the updated visuals.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News