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End of Serenity

Kemco's PSP role-playing game End of Serenity available June 24

PSP gathering dust? Here's something to play
Jun 20
// Brittany Vincent
Back in April, Natsume and Kemco teamed up to announce the upcoming PSP RPG End of Serenity, previously a mobile adventure that's made the jump to handheld. Now, End of Serenity has been graced with a release date so you'll k...
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Brandish: The Dark Revenant gets its very own trailer

There's actually a 'new' PSP game releasing, guys
Jun 16
// Brittany Vincent
Brandish: The Dark Revenant is releasing as a digital-only PSP title that you can nab only from the PlayStation Store, and you can certainly see this from its trailer. But you know what? It looks like a good, old-fashioned d...
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Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy Type-0 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Will finally make a Western release
Jun 10
// Alessandro Fillari
[Update: Unfortunately, the PS Vita release was not accurate. Sony has clarified on its blog that Type-0 will only be on PS4.] Yes, it is happening. Square Enix has announced that the elusive Final Fantasy Type-0 is coming to...
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XSEED E3 games

XSEED reveals E3 2014 lineup and a new PSP game

Lots of good stuff
Jun 05
// Kyle MacGregor
XSEED shared the games it's planning on bringing to E3 next week, along with a couple new announcements. Here's what will be playable at the show: Senran Kagura Bon Appétit  Story of Seasons Akiba's Trip: Undead ...
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Sony announces the end of the PSP era

Production ends this month on PSPs in Japan
Jun 03
// Chris Carter
It had a good run (in terms of my personal enjoyment, at least), but the end of the PSP is nigh. Sony has announced that later this month in Japan, PSP shipments will cease. US gamers are already used to this, since ship...
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God Eater 2

God Eater 2 getting Return of the Defense Unit DLC next month

New playable characters plus characters from the last game
May 27
// Steven Hansen
God Eater 2 is getting DLC, Another Episode, meant to bring back older versions of the original game's Defense Unit. There are also some new characters being introduced initially as NPCs, but beating the DLC will make them p...
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New PSP games?

XSEED is still localizing PSP games apparently

But it's not Trails in the Sky or Bakumatsu Rock
May 11
// Kyle MacGregor
The PlayStation Vita has been on shelves for a couple years now, but that doesn't mean the PSP doesn't still deserve your love. After all, Sega shut down the Dreamcast over a decade ago, and people are still making new g...
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Monster Hunter iOS

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is now out on iOS in Japan

You know, since it has controller support, I'm okay with this
May 08
// Chris Carter
This week Capcom released the iOS version of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, and it doesn't look half bad -- if you have an MFi controller of course (the on-screen touch prompts look pretty nasty). Why does it look decent, you...

3DS XL on top in Japan, hardware in general doing poorly

Hardware sales hit a five-year low in Japan
May 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Media Create Sales released their latest figures in Japan, and the 3DS XL is on top as far as hardware goes, moving 28,000 units. The PS Vita is in second with 22,000 sales. Hardware sales in general are poor all already, as ...
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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment releasing with Infinity Moment HD remake

Go once more into the world of Aincrad
Apr 30
// Brittany Vincent
If you're still into Sword Art Online, you probably didn't watch the second half of the first series. Just kidding. I bet you're on pins and needles waiting for the Vita release, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. Now, you c...

PSN celebrates Golden Week with amazing sale on Japanese games

Apr 28
// Kyle MacGregor
Over in Japan, this week is Golden Week. It's a celebration encompassing four national holidays and also makes for the country's biggest travel and shopping season of the year. In honor of the festivities, Sony is hosting a m...

Bust-a-Move 4 bobbles over to PSN next week

Bub is adorable
Apr 26
// Kyle MacGregor
Earlier this month, Nastume announced it would be bringing Taito's Bust-a-Move 4 on PlayStation Network this spring. We didn't get a specific release date back then, but the latest episode of the Play...
End of Serenity photo
End of Serenity

Natsume's End of Serenity is a PSN-exclusive classic JRPG

Serenity NOW!
Apr 24
// Brittany Vincent
The retro JRPG aesthetic is infinitely appealing to me, and Natsume and Kemco hope you'll feel the same way with the upcoming End of Serenity. It's a love letter to the 16-bit era with traditional undertones set for a North A...
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PS Vita

Bummer: The PS Vita's PSP/PS1 library is back to the way it was

Newly-compatible titles aren't any longer
Apr 24
// Jordan Devore
You know how a bunch of us were thrilled to see Sony finally "unlock" the remaining PSP and PS1 games for use on PS Vita earlier this week? It took forever to see that list of compatible titles grow, but it had finally happen...
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PS Vita

A ton of PSP and PS1 games are newly playable on PS Vita

Today was a good day
Apr 22
// Jordan Devore
[Update: It was a fluke! Or something. The newly-compatible games are no longer able to be downloaded. If you did manage to get your PSP and PS1 games on your PS Vita, you're good. Talk about disappointing for everyone else, ...

PSP versions of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Origins coming to PSN?

At least in Europe
Apr 17
// Dale North
[Update: Err...gross price alert. Look at this: They want $29.99 apiece for these two!] Konami said that a re-release of the PSP versions of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Silent Hill: Origins will come to the PlayS...
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Bust-a-Move 4

Bust-a-Move 4 busting out on PSN this spring

Not a new entry in the rhythm game series, unfortunately
Apr 16
// Brittany Vincent
Ready to get your Bust-a-Move 4 on? Are you just aching for more Natsume games in your life? Do you just hate bubbles and want to pop them? Rejoice! The fourth Puzzle Bobble game is poised to hit the PlayStation Network this ...

PS1 title Hyper Crazy Climber now on PSN

What a weird game
Apr 16
// Dale North
Back in 1996, Nihon Bussan released a climbing game in Japan called Hyper Crazy Climber. In it, you just climb. Buildings, rocks, landmarks -- whatever. Climb, man. Show Nathan Drake how it really is. The controls are interes...
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Half Minute Hero 2

Half-Minute Hero 2 localization teased

Mar 26
// Chris Carter
Half-Minute Hero was one of my favorite games of the previous handheld generation, and it looks like the sequel might be on its way to the US soon, based on the teaser video above. Half-Minute Hero 2 is known for a...
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Sony's Spring Fever PlayStation Network sale is back

Save on new indie games at launch and big-name franchises
Mar 03
// Jordan Devore
PlayStation Plus subscribers can save a few bucks on upcoming notable PlayStation Network titles right out of the gate as part of Sony's Spring Fever promotion. These games are 20 percent off during their launch weeks, as ref...
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Rockstar PSN sale has Red Dead + Undead Nightmare for $10

PS Plus not needed
Feb 18
// Jordan Devore
Some truly excellent games from Rockstar are on sale right now on PlayStation Network. You can't go wrong with the Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare Collection ($9.99) or Max Payne 3 ($4.99). Bully ($2.49), a PS2 Class...
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Tomba! 2 is here

You can get Tomba! 2 for your PS3, PSP, or PS Vita now

Available digitally in North America for the first time
Feb 18
// Steven Hansen
Monkey Paw finished its six-week Retro Rush PSN releases today with Tomba! 2. It's also only six bucks right now, but it's supposed to be retailing for 10. Apparently both the English version and PAL version (which is availab...
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Japanese sidescrolling shooter Wolf Fang on PSN this week

Gosh, I miss Data East
Feb 10
// Jordan Devore
One more week until Tomba! 2 releases on PlayStation Network. Until then, we're getting the fifth title in MonkeyPaw Games' Retro Rush event, Wolf Fang, a sidescrolling shooter sequel to the 1989 shoot-'em-up Vapor Trail: Hyp...
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The Firemen 2 coming to PSOne Classics

How have I not heard of this before?
Jan 28
// Conrad Zimmerman
MonkeyPaw Games is continuing to release PlayStation games previously unavailable in North America through PlayStation Network and their next title, The Firemen 2: Pete and Danny, launched today. It is playable on PlayStatio...
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PS Plus

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons free for PS Plus this week

As is the portable Worms: Battle Islands
Jan 20
// Jordan Devore
Out of all the games I feel bad about missing last year, Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons has got to rank among the top of the list. It shouldn't take this much convincing to get me to play something I'm fairly sure I will enjoy...
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MonkeyPaw is bringing Tomba! 2 and five others to PSN

Six PSOne games in six weeks
Jan 13
// Jordan Devore
MonkeyPaw Games has more Japanese import games lined up for release on PlayStation Network this year. The company's six-week Retro Rush event kicks off tomorrow with Double Dragon (the fighting game spinoff), and there will b...

Dekamari Senran Kagura is a rhythm cooking battle game

A 'hyper big-breasted cooking-rhythm game'
Jan 08
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Senran Kagura is getting three brand new games, you perverts. Dekamori Senran Kagura is the most absurd of the bunch (which is saying something). It's a rhythm cooking game for the PlayStation Vita and PSP, categorized as a ...
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Valkyria Chronicles 3

Valkyria Chronicles 3 gets an English fan translation

It's a shame this wasn't localized
Jan 02
// Chris Carter
Valkyria Chronicles was one of the best tactical games I had played in a long time when I picked it up at release. So when a sequel was announced (and subsequently localized), I was floored. Sadly, the third game in the serie...

Deal North: max discounts on Max Payne and more

PS All-Stars cross-buy for $20!
Dec 05
// Dale North
Max Payne is on sale at Amazon this week, with discounts on all three individual games as well as in an overall bundle. Don't miss that PlayStation All-Stars cross-buy deal if you don't already have the game! Remember the PSP...
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Sony policy update

Sony updates device policy to allow three portables

PSP, Vita, and Vita TV
Nov 27
// Chris Carter
Due to the release of the PlayStation Vita TV device, Sony has updated their policy to allow for up to three portable devices on the same account. Previously, any given Sony account could only support up to two devices (a PS...

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