Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and
Scribblenauts are the newly crowned kings of eastern gaming at this year’s
Tokyo Games Show after receiving top honors from the Japan Game Awards. Show
organizer CESA (Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association) announced its top
picks for 2011 during the big show in Tokyo, naming Capcom's PSP RPG as the
Game of the Year and 5th Cell's DS puzzler as the Game Designers Award
Netflix is making a play for the
games-by-mail market with the introduction of PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii titles to
its direct-to-home rental service. The games will be offered as an account
upgrade, and launch alongside Qwikster, a newly created Netflix division formed
to handle the company's mail order empire.
The gaming additions and corporate split
were revealed by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Qwikster boss Andy Reditch in a video that further explained Qwikster's
formation and apologized for any confusion surrounding Netflix's recent price hike.
Alright! The show's over, everyone! It's time to stop being pretending
you're not going to buy a PlayStation Vita. Sony has released an 11 minute
video showing off the newest Uncharted game, and it looks absolutely,
positively impeccable. Don’t believe us? See for yourself...
Can’t wait until next year to get your hands on Sony’s upcoming
PlayStation Vita? Well, you might not have to – as long as you’re cool with spending a few hundred
dollars and playing games that are entirely in Japanese. According to the Twitter
account of Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment
Worldwide Studios, the system is going to be region-free, meaning you can pick
one up from Japan when it launches on December 17 and still play games on it
when they are released in your home country.
Bandai's junk-rolling Prince has been pegged to star in a brand new Katamari
game for Sony's PS Vita. Unveiled under its working title, Katamari Damacy, the
portable entry will be a launch title for the PS Vita and utilize its front and
rear touch sensors to introduce new features to the long running franchise.
was revealed at TGS 2011, along with this odd-ball trailer introducing Katamari
Damacy's new 'Stretch' and 'Squeeze' abilities...
Japanese developer Cave Interactive
(DoDonPachi) has announced plans to bring its social mobile game Shirotsuku
(Build a Castle) and an original untitled shooter to the PlayStation Vita.
Originally developed for the Mobage mobile
platform, Shirotsuku is a castle building sim in which players build kingdoms
during Japan's Sengoku period, collect exclusive items by checking in at
real-world locations, and trade or do battle with other users. The PS Vita
version will retain many of the same gameplay elements, using the handheld's
geo-location functions to help players uncover souveniers in a similar fashion,
as well as collect in-game coins according to how far they've travelled between
Whenever a new handheld is announced, three questions
immediately come to mind: what games are going to come out for it, how much is
it going to cost, and how long will the battery life be? For the Vita, the
answers to the first two came earlier this year at E3, where Sony announced a $250 price and a slew of games. The third, however, has been a mystery: until
now. In a document released after their Tokyo Game Show press conference, Sony has revealed more of the Vita’s
secrets, including the battery life and memory cost....
Square Enix has announced two new games in
development for Sony's PS Vita, in addition to the upcoming HD version of Final Fantasy X. Unveiled
by studio producer Shinji Hashimoto during Sony's TGS 2011 press conference,
both Lord of Apocalypse and Army Corps of Hell will be ready at launch, and
look to bring a little demonic action to the forthcoming handheld…
After Square and Capcom made their big announcements at
Sony’s Vita press conference, Hideo Kojima took the stage to talk about Zone of
the Enders and Metal Gear Solid. Both series have already been confirmed to be
getting HD remakes for the PlayStation 3 and, as of today, it is confirmed that
they’ll be released on the Vita as well. They’re both targeting a 2012 release
year, though a more specific date wasn’t given. Considering the Vita hasn’t
even received a firm release date in the states, we’re willing to bet that
they’ll fall into the second half of the year...