Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Has a smaller Release Window

First it was “Later This Year”. Then came Fall. Now we know. Today Aksys revealed that Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward would be hitting the PS Vita and 3DS in October. Yes, October ___ isn’t the release date we all craved, but if E3 brings anything out of a publisher, it’s almost always a solid date. For those unfamiliar, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is the follow-up...

Street Fighter x Tekken Vita E3 Gameplay Footage

In addition to releasing a totally kick ass trailer for the PlayStation Vita, Capcom has also announced that 12 additional characters will be joining the Street Fighter x Tekken roster, making a total of 55 playable characters. Along with this, comes a bunch of awesome gameplay footage! On the Street Fighter side, Vita owners can now play as Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy and Sakura. On the Tekk...

Phantasy Star Online 2 will be Free to Play

Here is some awesome news for all of you PSO fans. Phantasy Star Online 2, which will launch later this spring for the PC, has now been given the free to play treatment. After years of monthly fees, this will mark a first for the franchise that truly started the console MMO, but those expecting a free ride completely might want to open their wallets a bit, as an “item transaction system̶...

PlayStation Vita hits 1.2 million sales worldwide, 600,000 in Western nations

It seems that Sony has decided to put naysayers in their place today as Edge magazine is reporting that Sony has announced the company has sold 600,000 PlayStation Vita’s in under a week in Western nations. This is rather large news as not only does it show a break in Sony’s usual figures which only cover “shipped” units, but also shows that the PlayStation Vita is ready to...

Facebook App pulled from the Vita

If you have a Vita, you may have noticed the ongoing problems plaguing the new Facebook Application which was released last week. In order to provide a fix, Sony have now removed the app from the PS Store for the time being and released a statement to all owners that it will be “republished once the difficulties Facebook have experienced have been resolved”. As for when Facebook will r...

Vita game downloads cheaper than boxed counterparts

Those of you who actually buy a Vita now have at least one reason to buy games for the system through the Playstation Store.  Shacknews has confirmed that the downloadable copies of games will be cheaper than the same game that can be bought at the store.  Sony has already done this in Japan, and has been rumored to follow through with the same system in the USA and other countries.  Exactly how m...

PlayStation Vita launch line-up revealed alongside official memory card prices

We’ve all heard various prices and estimates about the PlayStation Vita, but now it is official. Sony has detailed not only the titles that will be available at launch on February 22nd but also cleared up any confusion some people may have about various prices for accessories and memory cards. The PlayStation Vita will launch with 25 different games across first party and third party studios...

Ridge Racer Vita has 3 tracks; 5 cars

In Japan, game journalists have already had a chance to get a taste of Ridge Racer on the Playstation Vita. Their findings indicate that although the game looks great, it only includes 3 race tracks and 5 cars. The tracks are: Harborline 765, Highland Cliffs, and Southbay Docks and they are playable in normal and reverse, thus TECHNICALLY doubling the amount of tracks to 6. There will be DLC added...

Famitsu reports that PS Vita memory cards will be a requirement

Uh oh, it seems that the PlayStation Vita may cost most people a tad bit more than they were expecting to shell out when it is released next year. Sure you may save $50 by avoiding the ridiculous 3G version and only pay $250 for your Vita, but that extra money you saved will likely have to be dropped on an expensive Sony brand memory card if you want to even play your games. Famitsu reported in th...

Time Travelers Is Also Coming To PSP And PlayStation Vita

This week’s issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has reported that Level-5’s 3DS title Time Travelers will now also be a multiplatform game, as it is now coming to the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita as well as the Nintendo 3DS. According to the magazine, Time Travelers will include full voice acting, but has not specified any differences between the three platforms. Lev...

Army Corps of Hell lands in Europe next year

Square Enix is quickly jumping on the PlayStation Vita, as not only do they have Lord of Apocalypse set to release alongside the new Sony handheld, but they are also working on Army Corps of Hell. Army Corps of Hell is meant to be another launch title for the Vita and is best described as a title where players have to manage small demons to do their bidding. Currently there had been no announcemen...

Uncharted: Golden Abyss – A TGS 2011 demo

All right, so Sony may have announced some rather dismal news about the PS Vita, and their consumer actions otherwise this week have been less than great, but the following video, running us through a demo of the Uncharted Vita game has made us Sony fans once again, at least for the 10 minutes that it plays. This portable Uncharted experience looks great so far. The game’s director and write...

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