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Free Soul Sacrifice DLC Out Today

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Jonathan Lester
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Free Soul Sacrifice DLC Out Today

Soul Sacrifice has received a free DLC pack as part of today's PSN Store update, which introduces eight new quests, a new map, more bosses and even some Augmented Reality functions to the addictive spell-slinging Vita title. You'll need to update the game to version 1.1 on the LiveArea Menu before grabbing the new content from the store.

We've got the full details below and a Soul Sacrifice review for your consideration. Personally, I've been thoroughly enjoying it both online and solo, but I hope that a sequel can add more personality and a sense of fun to the proceedings. Newcomers should start out with our handy Soul Sacrifice survival guide.

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Rayman Legends Vita Trailer Shows Off Touchscreen Features

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Jonathan Lester
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Rayman Legends Vita Trailer Shows Off Touchscreen Features

Rayman Legends was recently confirmed for a Vita release (alongside the Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions), which will allow Ubisoft Annecy to retain the touchscreen-powered gameplay sections that would otherwise only work on a Game Pad. This new trailer shows off the colourful platforming running at a fair old clip on Sony's handheld and demonstrates the touchscreen in action.

The Vita was my favorite platform for Rayman Origins, so I'm rather torn about which version to favour now.

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Killzone Mercenary Is Looking Pretty Shiny In New Trailer

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Matt Gardner
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Killzone Mercenary Is Looking Pretty Shiny In New Trailer

Killzone Mercenary's creative director Tom Jones said earlier this year that he reckoned that the handheld shooter would easily become "the best-looking game on Vita".

Well, a little trailer showing off plenty of in-game footage has emerged, showing off some pretty shiny gameplay.

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PS4 Getting PS Vita Remote Play Support For "Almost Every Game"

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Jonathan Lester
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PS4 Getting PS Vita Remote Play Support For "Almost Every Game"

The Vita will be brought into the PS4 fold in a big way, thanks to practically every game supporting remote-play functionality. Much like the Wii U Gamepad, the Vita will be capable of directly streaming PlayStation 4 gameplay footage and audio, with Sony planning on rolling out the feature to practically all titles on the platform. This should make sharing the living room telly so much easier.

Homebrew Hero: Left 4 Dead Squeezed Onto PlayStation Vita

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Jonathan Lester
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Homebrew Hero: Left 4 Dead Squeezed Onto PlayStation Vita

A homebrew coder has managed to get Left 4 Dead running on a PS Vita, thanks to clever use of the PlayStation Mobile (previously known as PlayStation Suite) programming toolkit. Whether it's actually running on the device or streamed from a remote windows server isn't entirely clear - we suspect the latter due to an IP address entry screen appearing at the start of the video - but there appears to be little in the way of lag or graphical compromise. Even the Vita's gyroscope has been incorporated into camera control.

PlayStation Mobile is designed to allow indie developers to design and test games for Vita and PlayStation-certified Android devices, and we hope that more officially-approved apps will soon be available. Whether Sony will crack down on homebrew applications like this, however, remains to be seen.

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Vita Firmware 1.8 Will Add PSOne Classics Support

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Jonathan Lester
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Vita Firmware 1.8 Will Add PSOne Classics Support

News from the Land of the Rising Sun: Vita Firmware update 1.8 will add support for PSOne Classics this summer, according to Andriasang. Sony announced the much-desired compatibility at E3 2012, which will include initial titles like Final Fantasy VII, Wild Arms, Tomb Raider, Twisted Metal 2, Arc the Lad, Cool Boarders 2 and Jet Moto. We'll let you know as soon as a release date emerges.

Yoshida: "We Should've Spent More Time Talking About The Vita At E3"

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Matt Gardner
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Yoshida: "We Should've Spent More Time Talking About The Vita At E3"

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has admitted that Sony could have done more to promote the Vita at E3 this year, acknowledging the complaints he's been receiving, but saying that Sony wanted to make their press conference shorter this year.

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Sony: No Need For A "Re-Look" On Vita Strategy

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Matt Gardner
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Sony: No Need For A "Re-Look" On Vita Strategy

SCE president Andrew House has played down fears of a stalling position in the handheld market for the Vita, suggesting that there's no need for a "re-look", reasserting the Vita's unique potential and outlining challenges ahead, and defending the floor time that the handheld got at E3, particularly in the Sony press conference.

Which was minimal...aside from Ubisoft saving the day, again.

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Resistance: Burning Skies Preview | Fighting Fire With Fire

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Carl Phillips
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Resistance: Burning Skies Preview | Fighting Fire With Fire

Platforms: PS Vita

Developer: Nihilistic Software

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

With Insomniac Games now done with the Resistance franchise after three enjoyable (although not ground-breaking) games, the reins have been handed over to developers Nihilistic. The previous portable instalment, Resistance: Retribution, was one of the stand-out titles of the PSP’s catalogue, and now we are just over a month away from seeing if it manages to live up to the standard Sony Bend had previously produced. Switching up from Third-Person perspective to First-Person, it has already gained impressive referrals from the Dealspwn staff in the past, but I had yet to get my grubby mits on it. As such, I jumped at the chance when I was given the opportunity to enjoy the first three levels of the upcoming FPS ahead of its release in June.

The game puts the player in the shoes of Tom Riley, a New York City firefigher, mere minutes before the Chimera invasion hits America in the early stages of Resistance 2. Responding to a fire in a factory, Riley starts out the game with a fireman’s axe, which despite its simplicity is actually one of the more brutal weapons in the game when you line up with a Chimera at the right time of going in for the swing, but more on that later. The most important aspect we need to cover is how well the FPS action translates onto Sony’s handheld console, and I’m glad to report Nihilistic have managed to get the controls down incredibly well.

Resistance: Burning Skies Preview | Fighting Fire With Fire

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Three New Free Vita Apps On The Way

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Jonathan Lester
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Three New Free Vita Apps On The Way

Sony has revealed three new free PS Vita apps that should provide some fun distractions over the next few months. As well as a new way of waking up in the morning - with friends.

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