Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Soul Calibur 5: 1st Screenshot

 Showing new character Pyrrha [daughter of Sophitia] and a older Mitsurugi.

Vision Game Engine for NGP Real-time Tech Demo

Here’s some of the specs on the NGP tailored version of the Vision Engine:
  • NGP-specific shader and texture optimizations
  • Static and dynamic lighting with volumetric lights
  • NGP-optimized, multi-threaded architecture
  • NGP-optimized Vertex Shader-based skinning system

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd PS3 Gameplay Video

Skip to around 21mins for the gameplay.

NGP Launch Titles ?

Not 100% Confirmed.

Uncharted NGP 

The eye-popping demo of Uncharted showed the Vita’s touch functionality and graphical muscle in its best form. The visuals for the portable version are very similar to the full PS3 version. 

Little Deviants 
There is much more to Little Deviants than its cute name. It is also showcases an interesting way to use the rear touchpad on the NGP device. Players control the deviants by moving their fingers across the touch panel, which raises the screen ground and causes them to roll. It almost feels like you are putting your finger into the game world itself. 

Call of Duty 

Now, this award winning game is coming to Vita and will most likely showcase top graphics and excellent gameplay that the series is famous for. 

Lumines NGP 

There is not much information on Lumines NGP, but Q Entertainment is likely to have several impressive surprises up their sleeve. 

Sonic Generations 

Sonic Generations is being released for the 3DS, Vita, PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. More on the game is expected to be revealed during E3. 

Mortal Kombat 

All gaming fans have heard of Mortal Kombat. It is only natural that this popular game was added to Vita, and hopefully it will feature some impressive graphics and control options as well. 

Lego Harry Potter (5-7 years) 

The popular Lego sequel will be heading to numerous platforms, including the Sony Vita. 

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 

PES 2012 will be as close to real-life football as you’ll get on a portable console. Konami has published several details about the game that can be accessed from their website. 

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 

Super Street Fighter IV has been confirmed for release on June 7. Although there has been no information regarding other consoles, it is certainly coming to Vita. 

F1 2011 

This is the ultimate game for all racing fans. The performance power of Vita combined with the quality of the game should make F1 2011 an impressive experience. 

Hot Shot Golf Next 

It is a series of golf games for portable consoles, along with modes such as miniature golf and its ability to maintain a realistic engine with precise control in tandem with the unrealistic design. 


FIFA 12 will have a few new features. The “Impact Zone” is a feature that will allow players to make contact with other players in a variety of methods. An “AI Vision Game” was also talked about, which would make passing more realistic during the game. 


Wipeout became famous for pushing the PS3 specs to the limit. Hopefully, we'll see the same level of performance on the PS Vita.

Dead Island Box Arts

Monday, May 30, 2011

Atelier Meruru: Cover Art and New Screenshots

The game is out next month in Japan.

Alice: Madness Returns 1st Review From OPM

The Official PlayStation Magazine seemingly has the first review of EA’s Alice: Madness Returns. And, to say the least, it wasn’t pretty.
The magazine cited quite a number of faults in the game. This paragraph in particular is rather damaging:
“A poor pace potholes the proceedings. The game lingers on its jumping puzzles, reveling in presenting us with open vistas that require navigation across partially invisible pathways, weighted platforms, billowing air vents, and ever-shifting floors. With this limited vocabulary, Alice chugs and chugs and chugs. Timing challenges are added and overdone, and some are additionally hampered by the need to shoot targets with a Pepper Grinder gun saddled with a manual aim system that is imprecise at best. The game tops off its overlong, overly gimmick-reliant platform navigation with heroine-crushing blocks, spiked platforms, and flame spitters. In the end, we’re not jumping and soaring across Wonderland but simply grinding it out.”
Although most of the review is harsh, it does contain a couple of positive remarks. The writer made note of the title’s ambitious nature and enjoyed its psycological element. However, in  the end, OPM gave the title a disappointing 5/10 score.

Tales of Xillia Gameplay Trailers

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bleach: Soul Resurreccion Hitsuguya vs Halibel


The official Tekken 6 Facebook page has revealed the release date for the CG movie, TEKKEN Blood Vengeance. TEKKEN Blood Vengence has a confirmed release date of September 3rd in Japan and is coming in Summer 2011 to the USA. Select cinemas will be showing the film in 3D.
Sadly, there was no release date confirmed for any other parts of the world. There’s always the chance it could be a direcy to DVD/Blu-ray release but I’m sure many rabid Tekken fans would like to see it on the big screen...

NGP Renamed To PSVita ?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sony Responds To NGP RAM Rumors

Recently a French website stirred up rumors that the 3G-less version of Sony’s Next Gen Portable ( NGP ) had received a significant downgrade in RAM. Reportedly the reduction was from 512MB to 256MB. While Sony has never shared exactly how much RAM the system will use, the rumor quickly went viral.
When Sony Computer Entertainment president, Shuhei Yoshida was question about the veracity of the rumor over Twitter, he had this to say:

Final Fantasy Type 0 English Subbed Videos

Tales of Xillia Special Edition

Tales of Xillia will in Japan launch on September 8, 2011 for 8,379 yen (approx. $103 USD). A Tales of Xillia “X Edition” will be available from launch for 37,980 yen (approx. $470 USD). It will include a 160GB Tales of Xillia-branded PlayStation 3, a DualShock controller, and a copy of the game. A separate “Kyun Chara Pack” bundle includes a copy of the game, two chibi figures of protagonists Jude and Milla, a calendar, and special packaging. It will go for 12,980 yen (approx. $160)

Those who pre-order the game will receive a redemption code to download costumes of Cless Alvein (Tales of Phantasia) and Stahn Aileron (Tales of Destiny) for Jude and Milla, respectively. First print copies of the game will include a Tales of Xillia XMB theme featuring Jude and Milla

Tomb Raider Origins: Debut Trailer Coming June 3rd

 Square Enix will release the debut trailer for Crystal Dynamics’ upcoming Tomb Raider Origins next Friday. At 2am EST / 7am GMT on June 3, the “world exclusive reveal” CG trailer for Tomb Raider will released on the game’s official site.

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Katherine Wallpaper 1

Assassin’s Creed Revelations New Screenshots and Trailer

Soul Calibur V: Nightmare Confirmed

A couple of new details regarding Soul Calibur V have been released thanks to the game’s director. According to Daishi Odashima, Siegfried Schtauffen’s evil alter-ego, Nightmare, will be joining the cast of the next game. Siegfried has already been confirm for SCV.
Daishi-san also mentioned that the Soul Calibur development team will be outputting SCV on the SCIV environment for “balancing purposes”.  What this could mean is that stages from SCIV will be reused for the new game or perhaps there won’t be any multi-tiered stages in SCV that’s becoming common place in fighting games.

Street Fighter x Tekken: Julia

Julia is confirmed.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Final Fantasy Type 0: King and Sice Screenshots

A new set of screenshots show King and Sice, Active World Map, Odin summon, and Lorica.