God damn this game is pretty.
Vanillaware’s 2009 Wii title Muramasa: The Demon Blade inevitably pops up in just about any discussion of the best Wii games. It’s sitting on my shelf, snug in its shrink wrap, becaus... more
What's the likelihood of us getting another Assassin's Creed game for PlayStation Vita? Highly likely, if recent rumors are anything to go on. Last week, a mundane image (shown below) for something called Assassin's Creed: Ri... more
It's been interesting to witness the rise of games that have a love/hate relationship with violence. Spec Ops: The Line and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance are two high-profile examples. Less well known, but just as effective... more
Sony announced a brand new PlayStation Vita color to go along with their newly announced price of 19,980 yen (about $200) for their portable. The new Ice Silver Vita looks great with its two-tone gray and silver paint job. Th... more
Any Dead or Alive fans out there? This newest trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Plus shows off some Vita-centric features, like first person fighting, the ability to hold the Vita vertically, and touch features.
At the end of the ... more
Amiga platformer Superfrog is making a comeback. Rather than get a whole new game that couldn't possibly live up to fans' expectations, Team17 will put its energy into Superfrog HD, which features brand new visuals. No screen... more
The sequel to Vita the Ninja Gaiden franchise launch title is coming later this month. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus drops February 26, complete witha new cast, new features, boss battles and more. Tecmo Koei dumped a bunch of ne... more
Gallery site extraordinaire All Games Beta posted some eye-catching images from Toukiden, a game I thought I hadn't heard of before that was, in fact, announced by Tecmo Koei last year during the Tokyo Game Show. Developed by... more
The world of Media Molecule's upcoming Vita title Tearaway is made entirely of paper, so it was fitting that they had IRL papercraft creation going on at a press event last night. I was invited to join in the crafting, b... more
It's back! The trailer for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Chris posted about the other week is now available in English. Funny enough, before remembering why this footage looked so familiar, I remarked to myself that Team Ninja j... more
October was a hell of a month here in San Francisco. There’s nothing like sports to shore up the bonds of comradely in otherwise disparate, eclectic pockets of the world. Just look at how the Olympics create a national ... more
Keiji Inafune's Soul Sacrifice is coming out on April 30 for the PlayStation Vita in North America. Fans who pre-order the game will receive two unique costumes and three magic items, all of which will be exclusive to those t... more
I was already behind Sega's Vita title Samurai & Dragons from the name alone, but as a Sega fan I really like where they're going with upcoming content. This free-to-play Kingdom Conquest follow-up will see two different ... more
This month, Dead or Alive 5 will be getting a free new island stage called "Zack Island" that I'm trying to type with a straight face, in addition to balance adjustments, updated movie upload functions, and more in update 1.... more
Dead or Alive 5 is heading to the PlayStation Vita and is set to feature cross-platform play with the PlayStation 3 version of Team NINJA's fighting game. One of the features you can expect is that players will now see notifi... more
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is one of my most anticipated games of 2013. The new sprite-based graphics and the promise of additional content is giving me the vapors. The original Isaac looks great too, but this new "16-bit"... more
Mobile hit Jetpack Joyride launches on PS3 and PS Vita this month, with Europeans getting it today while North Americans wil have to wait until December 31. It's in full HD, features leaderboards and trophies, and will be abs... more
Team Ninja has narrowed down the release date for Dead or Alive 5 Plus to March 19, 2013, in addition to providing screenshots taken from the PlayStation Vita title. One of the more interesting features is Touch Play Mode, a ... more
While the initial announcement made the rounds a few days ago, Tecmo Koei has given more details on Dead or Alive 5 Plus for PlayStation Vita. Scheduled to launch in March 2013, this version will naturally offer touch-based m... more
[Update: New screen featuring the GBA-stlye art direction straight from Edmund McMillen's twitter. This is definitely my new favorite.]
I'm still freaking out about The Binding of Isaac coming to consoles. I loved the origina... more
While the next Ratchet & Clank game will be available digitally on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, the latter version won't be released until January 2013 due to a delay for what sound like quality concerns. In S... more
Between the four-person multiplayer, seven new levels, and inclusion of Pale Wing, I am so ready to play through Earth Defense Force 2017 again on the PlayStation Vita. Mentally, that is -- I still don't have a Vita to play i... more
The Vita seems like its becoming something of a home for underappreciated Wii games. That is, atleast is Marvelous is any indicator. The company recently teamed with Konami to bring New Little King's Story to Sony's double-br... more
I've got good news and bad news.
The good news is that, after more than 30 hours of play time, I've finally finished Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Expect the review later in the week.
The bad news is that there is a game... more
In my my post last week about new Bandai figurines, I very casually mentioned that booby ninja schoolgirl series Senran Kagura was receiving a new installment on PS Vita. It immediately occurred to me that Dtoid never formal... more
No, I am not LeVar Burton, but I've been told by several people (read: no one) that I greatly resemble him.
This is your notice that Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is available right now on 3DS and PS Vita. I'm plugging my way through right now and can't think about much else. I've got Bracelet Points and sh*t on the brain. more
Check out Wreck-It Ralph from the upcoming film doin' his thing in Sega's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. He gets to make an appearance in the game through a Sega and Disney collaboration. Players will be able ... more
The infamous six-part comic event from the Marvel universe is now in playable pinball form thanks to Zen Studios. The new table will let you side with either Iron Man and his Superhuman Registration Act, or with Captain Amer... more
The PlayStation Vita's library has already seen its fair share of console ports, especially when it comes to fighting games. Mortal Kombat, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and now Street Fighter X Tekken has made the jump. Havi... more
I never tire of shooting giant bugs, so I was thrilled to see D3 publisher with not one, but two EDF titles on the Tokyo Game Show floor. Earth Defense Forces 3 Portable is port of the game we know as Earth Defense ... more
Persona 4 Golden will be releasing in North America on November 20, 2012, Atlus announced today. That gives some of us a decent chunk of time to set aside money for a PlayStation Vita. This expanded take on the beloved PlaySt... more
Konami has announced that New Little King's Story will be available to PlayStation Vita owners starting on October 2 in North and South America. The game will feature a brand new storyline, downloadable content, item combini... more
Once upon a time, there was a PAX Prime Konami gaming suite, and Holly Green was invited. I stopped by during the event's festivities to get my hands on their upcoming offerings, getting some time with upcoming digital Vita t... more
You think I've forgotten about Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward? HELL no! I've merely been trying to keep my distance so that I don't work myself up into a spastic frenzy. I was doing such a good job too, until I learned tha... more
Konami uploaded some new Silent Hill: Book of Memories screens to its Facebook page, which yet again invited a slew of hatred and animosity from a fanbase enraged at the existence of a spin-off portable game.
So incensed are ... more
In case you needed another reason to be hyped up for the North American release of Persona 4 Golden, Atlus have some preorder bonuses in store for fans. They're including a free P4G-themed Vita skin with p... more
It's the game Silent Hill fans love to hate, and Konami has nine new screenshots for them. Silent Hill: Book of Memories is still my most anticipated PS Vita game of the moment, and I'll be maintaining every hope that the ful... more
Knytt and Knytt Stories were both wonderful freeware platformers, especially when it came to the user-made levels for the latter. Developer Nifflas, Green Hill Studios, and Ripstone Publishing have announced a new game, Knytt... more
Here it is: the Persona 4 Golden box art. Nice, isn't it? I'm going to enjoy it now, because after I get my copy I'll never see that box front again. I cannot wait for this bad boy to get inside of my Vita. Yes, I've played t... more
[Update: Sega now says that the PC and Wii U versions don't actually have a release date yet. I think the company's just trying to cover its ass, but whatevs.]
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is already looking prett... more
New screenshots have been released for Konami's New Little King's Story, which is scheduled to come out later this summer. For those of you who can't be at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, here are some adorable pictures of the little king being cute.
I don't have a Vita yet, but this is just one more reason why I should buy one. Is anyone else looking forward to this new title? more
Fans are still astoundingly furious at Silent Hill: Book of Memories, shocked as they are that a spin-off game would, y'know, spin off. I love me some righteous consumer outrage, but the presumptuous disgust for this one is t... more
In the glorious pantheon of vaporware, Sadness stands at the tippy top. The hype behind the game -- if it ever truly existed in some playable capacity at any point in time -- was only matched by the curious insistence of its ... more
EVO is upon us and even Sony is getting hype. On the eve of this weekend's festivities the platform holder has some major announcements for their forthcoming fighting game, detailing both PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's... more
Suffice to say, Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been met with a significant measure of cynicism by series fans. Seeing a beloved survival horror franchise become a dungeon-crawling RPG is a shock to the system, but after De... more
Today is May 31... HEY! Wasn't Retro City Rampage supposed to come out this month? Briiiiiiaaaaaan! You've got some 'splainin' to doooooooooooo!
In all seriousness, the game is finished and running through a final bug check.... more
[Update: We've added a new announcement trailer.]
More Vita RPGs!
Konami has announced that New Little King's Story will be released for the PlayStation Vita this summer as a digital download. There's a new storyline where p... more
When I woke up today, I had no idea I would not only see one, but two Zone of the Enders-related news today. Of course, the hottest news was that Kojima Productions has officially started working on the third entry in the ser... more
SEGA has announced that Jet Set Radio is heading to the PlayStation Vita, joining the previously announced PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 versions. Now you can be a disgusting vandal anywhere you go!
As seems to be mandatory, the Vita... more