Ahead of the launch of Sony’s next gen console in Japan in around 48 hours, the PS4 store has just opened. So if you have an account, feel free to log in and take a browse at what’s on offer. Some titles can already be downloaded such as Onigiri and Dream Club: Host Girls on Stage which are free.
You can also sample the offerings of the PS Plus games which this month are Ciel no Surge (PS Vita), Tokyo Jungle (PS3), Demon Gaze (PS Vita), Soul Sacrifice (PS Vita), Dream Club: Complete Edipyon (PS3) and some more which you can check out here.
One of the games we’ve been watching and reporting on with a lot of interest is the RPG, Ar no Surge for the PS3. So it’s great news for the Japanese gamers, or for those with a Japanese PSN account (naughty, naughty) that a demo of this exciting game is coming soon.
Developer Gust has recently revealed that an Ar no Surge demo will be coming to the Japanese PSN on February 19. Even better, if you download the demo and give it a run through, you’ll be receiving a ¥500 discount when the game releases on the 6th of March. The demo is a Playstation exclusive and will give you 5 hours of gameplay which is heaps!
The free to play, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, has had a couple of updates released for it. First off, the game will be released on the Japanese PSN on February 6th for the PS3, this was confirmed by Namco Bandai.
This release of the game comes complete with ideas shared on the community during the beta testing such as tutorials, an update to the quest story text, skills utilised in battles and more. The other bit of news, which I’m personally excited about, is that Ivy has joined the game as well. Ivy is probably my favourite character from the game so including her has made a great game even better. Have a load of new screens below including a video featuring Ivy.
A few months ago there was a tech demo created using Hatsune Miku and Mikudayo where they were playing air hockey through the AR technology in the PS Vita. Due to the positive response this demo received during the Nico Nico Chokaigi 2 super conference, it’s being made available to PS Plus members in Japan.
The download will be available between September 10 through to September 19. This official release of Miku Miku Hockey also brings the added feature of allowing people to spectate the game between Miku and Mikudayo, or a combination of either, playing air hockey. Your characters can also level up during the game so if you have a Japanese PSN account, pull it out of mothballs and get ready for some Miku hockey action!
Great news for fans of vocaloid Hatsune Miku waiting for a Western release of the hugely popular rhythm game, Hatsune Miku Project Diva f. The game is now available to purchase on the Playstation Network via digital download. Check out the launch trailer below.
This updated version of the game will contain all that the Japanese version had to offer but it also bundles bonus tracks, updated visuals and more.
Back in 2012, Kadokawa Games released a Vita port of the well received title, Fate/Stay Night Realta Nua. Kadokawa recently made an announcement earlier this week that until April 10, you’ll be able to pick up the game at a reduced rate on the Japanese PSN.
Normally the game would set you back ¥5,250 but for now you can pick it up at the reduced price of ¥3,990. To give you an idea of what you’ll be in, check out the trailer below.
The Metal Gear Rising Revengeance demo has hit the Japanese PSN so if you’re lucky enough to have an account, you’ll be able to download and partake in one of the most exciting games to come out in a while.
But wait one minute, in order to play the demo, you’ll also need to have a Japanese PS3, the reason being is that the demo is region locked. Japandaman HQ downloaded the demo to test the rumours and they’re correct, the demo doesn’t run. This has happened before with the demos for Persona 4 Arena and the Joysound Karaoke System which was a Japan exclusive however this is the first demo to be region locked on PS3.
The demo will not be made available on the Xbox 360 seeing as how Konami has retracted and cancelled the release of the game in Japan for the 360.
So for now, it looks like we’ll have to wait for a local release of the demo on the PSN.
Level-5’s ‘Ni no Kuni’ title recently saw a demo released for the Playstation 3 via the PSN. However, Level-5 has gone a step further by posting a video of some behind the scenes footage of their collaboration with Studio Ghibli on this title.
The clip shows both the CEO Akihiro Hino and director of the game, Ken Motomura, where they’re discussing the company’s philosophy and culture and various aspects of the game itself.
Thanks to the previously reported firmware update for the PS Vita, it now has the ability to play classic PS One titles. And one of the first games to be announced is an absolute gem in Summon Night 2 and will retail on the PSN for only ¥300, bargain.
This is actually the second one in the series to be released as a PS One classic, with the first Summon Night already available to be downloaded. There are five games in the series so there’ll be a lot to keep fans of the series happy.
The ¥300 price point is only a promotion though with both Summon Night games increasing to ¥600 afterwards.