Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS Vita

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment and Lost Song coming to US

Sword Art Online Lost Song (PS4, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco is revisiting Sword Art Online later this year with two different releases. Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will launch on PSN for PS4 this summer, and Sword Art Online: Lost Song is slated to hit PSN and store shelves for PS4 and PS Vita this fall. Both titles will follow original stories based on the anime and manga. Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will include the original PS Vita version as well as all downloadable content (at a later date) and the ability to carry over some items from the PS Vita version for those who still have their save files. No word on whether the translation will be improved, though. Sword Art Online: Lost Song is the third game adaption and will feature an original storyline set within the follow-up VRMMORPG, ALfheim Online.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

New Lost Dimension trailer reveals party powerhouses

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Character Trailer 3 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released a new trailer debuting two more of Lost Dimension’s cast. George and Mana are the heavy hitters of the group, with the katana-wielding George versed in the powers of psychometry and Mana capable of causing earthquakes and throwing debris. Given that one or both of them could possibly be a traitor, it might well be that the player’s party finds themselves having to go toe to toe with the brawlers.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

New Dungeon Travelers 2 video covers the five main classes

Dungeon Travelers 2 The Royal Library and the Monster Seal (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 3

Atlus has rolled out a new trailer for their upcoming dungeon crawler Dungeon Travelers 2. The latest video gives an overview of the five foundation classes: fighter, maid, magic user, scout, and spieler. The characters start off as one of the five but will eventually transition into more specialized roles as they gain access to intermediate and advanced classes, though they never forget the basics and can still level up their core skills and abilities—whether it’s casting spells are bashing in monsters’ heads, it’s all about the fundamentals.

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PlayStation Vita News

Four more of the Lost Dimension crew revealed in new trailer

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Character Trailer 2 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released another character trailer for their upcoming tactical role-playing game Lost Dimension. The first video featured Himeno, Sojiro, and Zenji, and the latest debuts Agito, Marco, and Nagi. Each features a different ability, with Agito capable of teleporting, Marco of shielding and powering his attacks, and Nagi levitating to either avoid obstacles, lift enemies, or propel herself like a human missile. Atlus also announced that a new costume for the game’s protagonist, Sho, has been added to the free downloadable content that will be available at launch.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Lost Dimension character trailer reveals four allies/possible traitors

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Character Trailer Announcement - Art 1

Following up on the free DLC announcement, Atlus has released a new trailer for Lost Dimension. The video focuses on four of the eleven characters that will join the player’s party, Himeno, Sojiro, and Zenji. Himeno is an elementalist who can control ice and fire, while Sojiro is a medic who can heal and revive friendlies and Zenji a shotgun-wielding synchronizer capable of duplicating teammates’ abilities. One of the player’s most important tasks will be figuring out which of these characters, if any, are traitors secretly working against the team.

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PlayStation 3 News

Lost Dimension launching July 28, free DLC detailed, new trailer up

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS Vita) DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

The floodgates have opened for news on Atlus’ upcoming tactical role-playing game Lost Dimension. First up, an official release date of July 28 has been set. Additionally, a post-launch promo will run for two weeks offering players $20 worth of free downloadable content. The bonus items include nine costumes (cosmetic only, so no buffs), three quest sets that add an extra mission to each floor, The Beginning of The End five-mission side story, and 12 PSN avatars. Some for-pay downloadable content will also be available, with consumable items ranging from .49 to .99 and status boosters ranging from .49 to 2.99. A character trailer is also posted below, which gives a peak at the crew players must fight alongside as well as investigate in order to uncover which five are traitors. And for even more info, check out the recently launched official website.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Calender to be bundled with launch copies of Dungeon Travelers 2

Dungeon Travelers 2 The Royal Library and the Monster Seal (3DS) Caldendar Announcement - Art 1

Atlus has revealed the bonus they will be including with pre-order and first-print copies of Dungeon Travelers 2. Early buyers will also receive The Ladies of Dungeon Travelers 2 2015-2016 Calendar, a 17-month calendar featuring the cast. For those curious, Atlus also cleared up what can be expected: “and just like the game, you can go ahead and assume that the calendar is rated M as well.”

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PlayStation Vita News

Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star limited edition arriving July 2

Ar nosurge Plus Ode to an Unborn Star (PS Vita) LE Announcement - Box

NIS has revealed that they will be releasing a limited edition of Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star on July 2. The PS Vita exclusive is a remake of Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star that comes with new purification partners, new costumes for Delta, Earthes, Casty, and Ion (unlocked and others unlockable), downloadable content pre-loaded, a full tutorial, and balance tweaks as well as fixes. The limited edition comes packed with a copy of the game, a surge concerto pin badge, a sticker sheet, a microfiber cloth, an 18”x24” poster, and a collector’s box.

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PlayStation Vita News

OPQAM’s top-down shooter Project Root blasts onto Live, PSN

Project Root (PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new shooter has launched for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One, courtesy of OPQAM and Reverb Triple XP. Project Root, “a modern remake of the shoot ‘em up action genre,” follows rebel ace Lance Rockport in his eight-stage battle against the Prometheus Corporation. Along the way, players will also be able to upgrade their craft, the F-72 Zonda fighter.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox One News

Mojang releases new skins, music for Minecraft

Minecraft (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Skins Announcement - Screenshot 1

Minecraft has received a handful of new additions, from skins to music. One of the new skins, free for all versions, is Alex, who sports red hair and a ponytail. Xbox 360 owners received some extras today, including 30 new Achievements and new music tracks. PlayStation gamers aren’t being left out and will be getting The Simpsons later this week, a set which will come with Homer and company, along with Principal Seymour Skinner, Groundskeeper Willie, and others.

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