Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS Vita

(PS Vita Review) Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy

“… disappoints with an opaque interface, middling combat, and poor pacing.”


PS Vita Reviews

E3 2015: Square Enix – Nier, Star Ocean, Final Fantasy

Nier New Project (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

To a few (dignified) squeals from the staff, Square Enix announced that Nier is returning for PS4. The working title is Nier New Project, and as with the previous titles in the universe, including the Drakengard series, the game will be an action-heavy role-playing game. Only this time, PlatinumGames will be assisting by “amplifying the action-oriented combat and building a beautifully diverse visual experience that will fully harness the graphical power of the PlayStation 4 system.”


PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy now in stores, online for PS Vita

Operation Abyss New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Experience Inc.’s latest dungeon crawler, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, is now available for PS Vita. Published by NIS, the Demon Gaze co-developer’s newest title pits players against genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. The beasts are overrunning a near-future Tokyo, and as part of the Xth Squad, players must help to save the city as well as investigate the appearance of portals that lead to a realm known as the Abyss.


PlayStation Vita News

Persona 4: Dancing All Night coming this fall, limited editions revealed

Persona 4 Dancing All Night (PS4) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that the story-based rhythm spin-off Persona 4: Dancing All Night will hit stores and PSN this fall. As with their other titles, early adopters will get some extras for their pre-order purchase with a Launch Edition, while collectors can grab the Disco Fever Edition. The Launch Edition will run $49.99 and come with an exclusive system skin, designed to fit the latest model, and 10 wallpapers. The Disco Fever Edition will cost $79.99 and include the system skin as well as a two-disc soundtrack, a themed system pouch, two sets of for-pay costume DLC, a golden Teddie keychain, and a collectible box to hold everything. A new trailer and screens are available below.


PlayStation Vita News

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News