Fancy a bit of free(ish) money for your PSN account? Look no further than this offer for a £35 Gift Card that will save you £6 overall. Thanks to FantasyDeals @ HUKD!
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If you're looking for a shooter to play on the go, this is probably the best experience you'll get on the Vita. Amazon have price matched the current cheapest deal at ShopTo, meaning there is a choice of where you want to get your £3 saving from.
The port to the Vita isn't flawless, but it's a faithful one that brings the entire Borderlands 2 experience to a handheld. With most of the DLC included in the purchase, and the ability to cross save with the PS3 version, fans of the series might see it as a reason to return to Pandora. Thanks to pauledwardking1 @ HUKD!
Look at Ken Levine in the photo above, taken at E3 2011. That's a man passionate about bringing a BioShock game to Vita, holding the handheld proudly aloft, barely weighed down by an astonishingly vast sack of cash poured into his pockets mere seconds before the event.
Three years on, however, and we've practically given up hope. After all, Irrational Games has all but closed down and Sony has confirmed that they aren't supporting the Vita with much in the way of AAA games any more. Today, Levine has banged yet another nail into the coffin, though does give us a hint of what the vapourware project might have looked like.
Hint: it wouldn't have been a shooter.Click here to read more...
If you own a PlayStation Vita and have yet to buy innovative and gorgeous RPG Child Of Light, you might be better off waiting until July 2nd. Ubisoft has announced that their acclaimed experimental title is headed to Sony's handheld as a content-complete edition for £11.99, with near-identical visuals to the home console versions thanks to UbiArt's infinitely scalable engine.
To be honest, we reckon that the Vita will be a perfect fit for Child Of Light's gameplay - not to mention that luscious OLED screen making everything just a little bit tastier. Here's hoping that we'll see more publishers bring out Vita ports with a shorter gap over the next few months.
Builds. Geddit? HA.
But seriously, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes has received a brand new trailer from Gamescom, which serves to construct (no)... stack up (worse)... explain (there we go) the storyline, which hinges around Dr. Doom's pursuit of mysterious all-powerful bricks. To construct "Dr. Doom's Doom Ray Of Doom."
Basically, we couldn't be more excited about this. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is out this Autumn on practically every platform imaginable.Click here to read more...
Cloudberry Kingdom may have an adorable name, but this Kickstarted platformer delivers some of the sternest and most technical gameplay you'll ever witness. This new trailer shows off the intense pain and cathartic pleasure that awaits in its infinite procedurally-generated gamut of nightmarish gauntlets. The better you are, the harder it gets.
getting worked over working on a review ahead of Cloudberry Kingdom's launch next week on PSN and XBLA. For now, check on our Cloudberry Kingdom hands-on preview.
Sumptuous hand-drawn SRPG Liege has already beaten its Kickstarter funding target for PC and Mac, but could make it to Sony consoles if it manage to raise $52,000 over the next 12 days.Click here to read more...
A BioShock Vita exclusive was announced back in 2011, but we were all rather surprised to learn that Sony and 2K still haven't managed to even agree on whether the product will even enter pre-production. Irrational chief Ken Levine is apparently still playing matchmaker to the two companies and trying to find a price that works.Click here to read more...
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...