Cloudberry Kingdom, a procedurally-generated indie platformer successfully Kickstarted last summer, has managed to attract Ubisoft's attention - who've agreed to step in as a publisher without assuming control of the IP. This indie gauntlet of traps, pits, spikes and lasers is headed to XBLA, PSN, PC, Wii U and Vita later this year.
Despite the cutesy good looks, Cloudberry Kingdom is properly, seriously, staggeringly hardcore (it kicked my *rse comprehensively at the latest Ubisoft preview day), and you can get a taste for its genesis in this brand new trailer from Pwnee studios.Click here to read more...
One for the import fans: NIS America will release stylish PSN SHMUP Black Rock Shooter on April 26th. Based on a single character design by renowned artist Huke, and voiced by the synthetic diva Hatsune Miku, this PSP title certainly looks like a bit of a beast from the East. Though our robotic protagonist does look a bit chilly. Trailer and details after the break.Click here to read more...
TT Games have loosed some new screenshots of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which will let us literally assemble dream teams from over 100 classic heroes and villains. Considering the wealth of timeless characters that the Marvel universe has to offer, and the gently humorous cooperative joy that TT bring to the table without fail, we're already a little excited about this one.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will release in Autumn for pretty much everything.Click here to read more...
Square Enix are releasing HD versions of Final Fantasy X and X-2 later this year - individually on Vita or as one Auronlicious package on a PS3 Blu-Ray. Behold: an announcement trailer, which depicts the remastered visuals and some familiar scenes from the much-loved RPGs.
Sony released a new developer diary for Killzone: Mercenary over the weekend, which offers plenty of gameplay footage alongside some big promises. Creative director Tom Jones (no, not that Tom Jones) reckons that the handheld shooter will easily become "the best-looking game on Vita," and show players "a different side to the war." Ruthless covert missions will run in parallel to the events of Killzone 2, offering a new perspective on some familiar events.
We're rather excited to see how Mercenary turns out, since the Vita could definitely use a quality FPS after Resistance: Burning Skies and Black Ops Declassified failed to impress.Click here to read more...
Popular PSN RPG, Rainbow Moon, will be released on PS Vita next year. Publisher eastasiasoft have just announced the news and Marcus Pukropski, CEO of the game’s developers, SideQuest Studios said, “We’ve been asked this question many times, I’m so very happy to finally announce that we will bring Rainbow Moon to the PS Vita. All the feedback we have received for Rainbow Moon during the last few months has been tremendous, and I hope that today’s announcement will make a lot of PS Vita owners and Rainbow Moon fans happy.”Click to read what we want from a Vita version.
A reboot of classic vehicular combat game Spy Hunter is headed to the 3DS and Vita next month, from Cheshire-based studio TT Fusion. This latest trailer shows off the enemies you'll be hunting and the weapons you'll take them down with.
The G-6155 Interceptor definitely deserves another day in the sun. Fingers crossed that this will do the classic game (and its surprisingly good last-gen remake) justice.Click here to read more...
Sainsbury's Entertainment is touting an excellent voucher code deal for Black Ops: Declassified, which broke cover at Gamescom. The jury is out on whether the portable version will actually deliver a full Call Of Duty experience, but we can tell you that the campaign is designed around short, replayable encounters for on-the-go action, facilitating convenient handheld play. 4 v 4 multiplayer has also been confirmed.
Be sure to use voucher code SEGCON12 at the checkout. All hail spooneron at HotUKDeals, who found this earlier today.
There's often a big difference between a great deal and a great game, and here's a fine case in point. Play.com are touting a £10 price for Vita beat'em up Reality Fighters, which trounces the competition by a over fiver. However, despite some strong core mechanics, the horrendous motion controlled camera makes for a near-unplayable experience. Brendan calls this camera a "development embarrassment" in our full review, but does suggest that there's some fun to be found here. Thanks to muckilla at HotUKDeals.
PC owners had their chance yesterday, but now it’s time to give the early adopters of the Vita a little deal-based joy as well. Zavvi are once again the retailer on hand, providing a saving of £8 over the next best price coming from The Hut and Amazon, as well as bringing the game below the £20 mark.
It has already been said that not many people are buying Rayman’s latest adventure, and it’s a shame that is the case. It’s fun, charming, and provides a challenging experience all at the same time. If you’re looking for a platform game to keep you busy you’ll get your money’s worth from this one. Thanks to greyfox112 @ HUKD!
Gravity Rush is set to be one of the Vita's most impressive games, and currently languishes behind an interminable June launch window. We want it now, dammit. To kill some time, director Keiichiro Toyama has spoken out to discuss the origins of his physics-defying platformer... which is apparently inspired by the most unexpected of Xbox 360 exclusives.Click here to read more...
Gravity Rush is fast becoming one of the PlayStation Vita's most anticipated titles, promising to deliver an entirely unique and unconventional action adventure that flouts physics with merry abandon. Sony has now confirmed that Gravity Rush is headed to Europe on 13th June, both as a digital PS Store download and a physical Game Card release.
We've got a new trailer after the break, along with a Gravity Rush hands-on preview for your eager delectation. June can't come soon enough.Click here to read more...
We are just a few days away from the Playstation Vita’s launch and we’ve got a cracking deal for a game you really should have already played (because it’s good.) CoolShop have reduced the pre-order price for Rayman Origins to just under £24, which provides a saving of a fiver.
It has already been said that not many people are buying Rayman’s latest adventure, and it’s a shame that is the case. It’s fun, entertaining, and provides a challenging experience all at the same time. If you’re looking for a platform game to keep you busy on your new system, you’ll get your money’s worth from this one.
Vita's very first proper dual-stick FPS, Resistance: Burning Skies, has been given a 30th May release date. Which, the more observant amongst you will have realised, is a Wednesday. We'd be surprised if it didn't make its UK debut on Friday June 1st, but stranger things have happened.
Cast as fireman-turned-war hero Tom Riley, players will lead a human uprising against the Chimera on the East Coast Of America in a brand new adventure. We'll bring you more details as we hear them.
We were all bricking it for this news, but it doesn't look too bad. In the same breath that Sony announce that their first party titles will range from £4.79 up to £39.99, comes solid news of the price points for several of the Playstation Vita's launch titles. And it makes for interesting reading.
Sony announced today that MotorStorm RC will cost £4.79; Escape Plan go for £9.99; and Super Stardust Delta, Top Darts and Hustle Kings will all retail for £6.49.
The Vita releases in Europe and across the pond on February 22nd, with the Wi-Fi version currently retailing for £220-230, and the Wi-Fi 3G model priced at around £260-270.
Brendan has the lowdown on the console hardware, in his Playstation Vita review.
Click here to check out the Mortal Kombat Vita footage >>
Mortal Kombat's Vita version is looking slick, responsive and incredibly gory if this latest footage direct from Sony is anything to go by. We're not entirely sold on having to wipe blood off of the touchscreen mid-battle, but we're excited about the bevy of familiar characters, fluid mechanics, impressive 60 FPS visuals and unlockable challenges that will add extra value to the proceedings when Mortal Kombat releases this "Spring."