Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: SCEA

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time now available for PS3, PS Vita

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sly Cooper returns for a new adventure today in the Sanzaru Games-developed Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for PS3 and PS Vita. Picking up after Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, Sly and company must travel back in time and around the world, from Feudal Japan to Medieval England, in order to meet and learn from the Cooper Clan before the remaining pages of the familial tome on thievery vanishes. Launching alongside Thieves in Time is a companion title for both systems, the PSN-only mini-game collection Bentley’s Hackpack.

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Sony to launch new Classic White, 500GB PS3 this month

PS3 (PS3) Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle Announcement - System

Sony will be bringing a white 500GB PlayStation 3 to the US later this month. Beginning on January 27, players will be able to purchase the Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle for $299.99. In addition to the new color and larger hard drive, the set also includes a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus, which currently provides cloud storage for saves and a selection of 12 PS3 games, six PS Vita games, and various discounts that is updated monthly.

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Sony reveals 525K PS3s,160K Vitas sold during Black Friday week

Sony (General) PS3 and PS Vita Black Friday Numbers - Ultimate Bundle

Sony has announced that the PS3 sold over 525,000 consoles and the PS Vita over 160,000 during Black Friday week. According to the company’s number-crunching robots, that represents a 15% increase for PS3 bundle sales and a 9% increase over last year for hardware, software, and peripherals sales. Latin America posted the most significant increase, with “year-over-year sales growth increase of 200%.” SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton noted that the company is “very pleased” with their Black Friday numbers.

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Sony announces two new slimmer PlayStation 3 models, bundles

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (Console) Announcement - Full Shot

The PlayStation 3 is slimming down for the winter. Sony has announced that a new slimmer PS3 will be available in either charcoal black or classic white in North America starting in September. There will be two models (a third with 12 GB of flash memory is a Europe-only release) released in new bundles: a 250GB model launching September 25 for $269 with a copy of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition and Dust 514 pre-installed with a $30 voucher for DLC, and a 500GB model launching October 30 for $299 with a copy of Assassin’s Creed III.

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PS Vita to get PSOne Classics support this month, PS Plus soon

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The update that PS Vita users have been waiting for is almost here. Sony has announced that ver. 1.80, the update that will add support for PSOne titles, will launch on August 28. The update will also add support for cross-play functionality, cross-save functionality, playback controls in the Video app, and imported music playlists from PS3 and iTunes.

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Sound Shapes available on PSN for PS3, PS Vita

Sound Shapes (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Queasy Games’ rhythm-based platformer Sound Shapes has launched for PS3 and PS Vita. The $14.99 release includes a single-player campaign comprised of five records and 20-plus environments, with gameplay combining traditional platforming with rhythm action, as well as an editor mode that allows for players to create and share custom levels.

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Resistance: Burning Skies available for PS Vita

Resistance: Burning Skies (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PS Vita library is getting a shot in the arm today with the release of Nihilistic Software’s Resistance: Burning Skies. The first-person shooter is set within the time frame of Resistance 2, during the first Chimeran invasion of the eastern seaboard. As New York firefighter Tom Riley, players will get to experience humanity’s fight along the east coast as Riley searches of his wife and daughter.

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Starhawk drops in on store shelves for PlayStation 3

Starhawk (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lightbox Interactive and Sony Santa Monica’s sci-fi third-person shooter Starhawk has hit store shelves for the PS3. Set in the frontiers of space, players take part in a single-player campaign takes them through “diverse interstellar environments” as well as battle with up to 31 others in multiplayer that also supports four-player local and online co-op. Through the Build & Battle system, players call down structures from an orbiting space station to secure their base and strike back at their enemies as they engage in vehicle-based combat.

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Sony to delve deeper into Kratos’ origins in God of War: Ascension

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It’s time to see more of Kratos before he became the God of War. Sony has (officially) announced that he will be starring in a prequel to the long-running deity-slaying franchise, God of War: Ascension. Said to “show Kratos’ emotional path of redemption,” Ascension will also include an overhauled combat system, “promptless” mini-games, and a new multiplayer component. Up to eight players will be able to battle one another in several multiplayer modes, where they will have access to a variety of weapons and armor along with customizable avatars.

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Sony officially reveals PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

The PlayStation 3 will soon be home to a new 2D brawler featuring some of Sony’s most popular characters, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Developer SuperBot Entertainment is tossing in characters from anywhere and everywhere, including Kratos, PaRappa, Fat Princess, Sly Cooper, and Sweet Tooth, onto battlefields set in combo stages combining elements from Patapon, God of War, LittleBigPlanet, and more.

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