Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is astonishing, but you probably haven't even heard of it. Despite releasing with almost no publicity, this brave Vita exclusive is one of the most innovative, exciting and forward-thinking JRPGs I've played in quite some considerable time... and deserves your attention.Click here to read more...
As reported by Joystiq, Sony have dated avant-garde platformer Puppeteer for a September 10th release in the States (it'll likely release the following Friday here in Europe). Announced last Gamescom, the PS3 exclusive will cast players as a wooden toy seeking to defeat the evil Moon Bear King, battling through an puppet show stage where scenery and characters change on the fly.
It's in development by SCE Japan and Gavin Moore (Forbidden Siren, The Getaway).
A number of folks have expressed some dissatisfaction at not being able to picture the PS4 in their mind because Sony refused to reveal the console itself at their presentation on Wednesday night.
Mind you, if you're unhappy, spare a thought for Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's president - Hiroshi Kawano - too, because even he doesn't know what the final console will look like yet.Click here to read more...
Keiji Inafune's dark RPG for the Playstation Vita has had its release date pushed back. Inafune took to the stage at this year's TGS to announce that on the plus side, there'll be four-way multiplayer and a few cross play features. The bad news is that the game won't be appearing until Spring 2013.
Inafune did take pains to stress that this delay had not arisen due to unforeseen difficulties, but rather to allow the development team a little longer to polish the game to the best possible standard, something which Sony allowed.Click here to see the TGS trailer >>>
Puppeteer, one of the handful of brand new IPs coming to Sony boxes of treats that were announced at Gamescom earlier this year, has gotten itself a shiny new trailer just in time for TGS. There are plenty of colourful characters, dazzling pop-up theatrical landscapes, nd lots of scissoring...no, not that kind...in this utterly barmy new trailer.
Seriously, it's crazy. Think about having your morning coffee first before you watch it if you haven't already.Click here to read more...
Developers: Crispy's! | SCE Japan
Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment
Tokyo Jungle rather reminded me of Infinity Blade at first, with its rather steep learning curve and emphasis on trial and error and seemingly endless repetition. My first playthrough ended swiftly as my naive deer was set upon by two rather quick golden retrievers, who hastily hauled me to the ground and ripped me apart. Later on I saw a pomeranian take down a tiger, and watched open mouthed as a tiny chicklet wearing a hat headbutted an elephant in the face...and killed it.
Possibly one of the most bizarre games of the year thus far, Tokyo Jungle sets the player down in a Japanese capital where all of the humans have vanished, pets and zoo captives have been liberated, and the animals are running wild. There is only one real objective: keep your creature and their descendants alive as long as you possibly can. It's like a mash-up between Farthing Wood and The Godfather, only instead of Mafia families you have different species of dog.
You start off with only two creatures from which to choose - a tiny handbag pup and a fearful deer. The former, being a carnivore, demands a fairly aggressive approach, though matched with a stealthy caution as you don't want to scare off the roaming rabbits that will keep your belly full. The latter, however, lends very much towards a game of non-confrontation. Long grasses are used to sneak past marauding dogs and hyenas. Though you can kick out at predators, speed is your best friend as a deer, with herbivores throwing up some serious stealthy challenges.Click here to read more...
In taking over the role of Sony Corporation President and CEO from Howard Stringer back last year, follwing PSNgate, Kaz Hirai was wearing an awful lot of hats. Now, it would seem, he's stepped away from his position as the Sony Computer Entertainment board's representative director and chairman, potentially paving the way for a successor.
Hirai will still serve as a part-time member of the board and will no doubt make the final calls when it comes to the Playstation division, but expect him to be rather less involved than he has been in the past. Stringer has left his part-time board position, with SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano among the new executives appointed to the board. [via GII]