Articles by Mitchell Lineham
Tales of Xillia is finally coming to NA and EU after a gruelling 2 years of being an exclusive in Japan. PS3 has seen a port of Tales of Vesperia, also exclusive to Japan, and Tales of Graces f – which was my game of 2012 – and whilst they are great games they are let down by the lack of character animation.
Xillia is created from the ground up on PS3 and this is why we think it benefits from it.
Limbo, the dark and gloomy game developed by Playdead, is being introduced to Vita with the aid of Double Eleven. Whilst not many details have been revealed on Vita-exclusive features, it’s safe to assume that it will look gorgeous on the Vita’s LED screen.
Indie-hit Flower, developed by thatgamecompany, is seemingly heading to PlayStation Vita if IndieCade’s list of playable titles is correct. Flower has met critical acclaim on PSN and was followed by the spectacular Journey last year.
Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends will be arriving on Vita alongside its console counterparts later this year. It will come with exclusive features which will utilise Vita functionalities.
Sony is aiming to have the PS4 everywhere by Christmas, judging by their advertisements. Many people were confused by their reveal on the 20th February when they stated PS4 would be releasing in 2013, as they never stated a region, but it seems we were supposed to interpret it as worldwide after all.
Disney Interactive’s Epic Mickey 2 will be making its way to Vita on 18th June in North America. We assume that Europe will see it on the 21st as is standard with many releases and, hopefully, it’ll fare better on the Sony handheld.
Terraria is a big game with a simple concept – survive. This is done via creating shelter, collecting materials and fighting off monsters who are more than ready to attack you the moment you’re off-guard. Although many people compare Terraria to Minecraft, and the resemblance is easy to notice, does it stand on its own two feet?
LittleBigPlanet is receiving yet another costume pack, but this time it’s featuring our favourite space crew from Mass Effect. It’s nice to see the LBP titles being strongly supported still and we hope these costumes will be compatible with any inevitable LBP games on the PS4, or future games on the Vita.
The latest installment in Arc System Works developed fighting game series, Guilty Gear, has been announced as Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. Yeah, we’re not entirely sure how you pronounce Xrd either, zerd, maybe? It seems as if we’re making up new numbers as well as names now! (Remember Revengeance?)
Ratchet and Clank: QForce – known as Full Frontal Assault overseas – is finally making it’s way to PlayStation Vita. It released last November on PS3 and those who already own it will be able to access the Vita version free due to Sony’s cross-buy deal featured on the title.
Ninjas, pirates or sailors? You can support your favourite with the unlockable costumes in Resident Evil: Revelations, where Jill, Chris and Keith dress up as a pirate, sailor and ninja respectively.
Rayman Legends, previously a Wii-U exclusive, is making its way to PS3 later this year and will include an exclusive Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag skin.
The skin is based on IV’s main character – Edward Kenway – and will see Rayman don his assassin gear on his adventure to save all the Electoons.
Barbara Gordon, more commonly known as Batgirl, is joining the fray in Injustice: Gods Among Us and this time it’s personal.
In DC Comics graphic novel The Killing Joke, The Joker brutally shot Barbara and is the reason behind her paralysis. Due to the alternate Universes in Injustice, we assume that Batgirl has either regained the ability to walk through technology or was never attacked. Regardless, she’s seemingly very annoyed with The Joker and hopefully we’ll find out more during her arcade story.
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX – what a mouthful, eh? – is being released in North America on 10th Sep whilst Europe gets to play it 3 days later.
A pre-order incentive has been announced for both regions in the form of a limited edition artbook, showcasing concept art, character designs and other work that went in to bringing Square Enix and Disney’s fantasy RPG epic to consoles.
Cel-shaded RPG Borderlands 2 is receiving its sixth playable class in the form of Krieg the Psycho. In case his title didn’t make it clear, he’s a psycho. A psycho with really, really bad speech.
He, like Gaige the Necromancer, will not be part of the Season Pass.
Persona 4 Arena sees characters from Persona 4 and 3 return in a crossover fighting title to solve the case of the returning Midnight Channel, the place where the events of Persona 4 took place. With the return of the Investigation Team from P4, several characters from P3 and Arc System Works’ ability to make an in-depth and immersive fighter, can P4 Arena compete with the best of its genre?
Zen United has released a story teaser trailer for Persona 4 Arena which is finally releasing in Europe on 10th May, roughly a year after it was available in Japan and North America. Featuring a story canon to both Persona 3 and 4, fans can catch up with their favourite characters as they delve in to a new adventure.
Terraria, the previously PC exclusive hit which arrived on the North American PlayStation Store a couple of months ago, has finally received a European release date so that we can enjoy it alongside our NA relatives on PSN. Sadly, the Vita won’t be seeing any of this action until later this Summer.
Jazz. Kisses. Gigolo glasses. What do they all have in common? They’re all featured in wacky, upcoming hack & slash title Killer is Dead.
Developer Grasshopper Manufacture aren’t new to excess blood, animated graphics and iconic women as made evident by their previous works including No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw. All of which come from the creative mind of Goichi Suda, more commonly known as Suda 51.