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Double Fine bringing Broken Age, Day of the Tentacle to PS4, Vita

Double Fine’s Broken Age will launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on the same “day and date” that the second half of Broken Age’s PC version launches, studio founder Tim Schafer announced during the PlayStation Experience keynote.

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Super Stardust Ultra bringing new modes, planets to PS4

Super Stardust Ultra, an upgrade of Resogun developer Housemarque’s original 2007 release known as Super Stardust HD, will bring the twin-stick shooter’s fast-paced, spherical battlegrounds to the PlayStation 4 in early 2015 for $ 12.99. As detailed o…
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SNK Bringing Metal Slug 3 To PlayStation Network, More Neo Geo Games To Follow

SNK is bringing Metal Slug 3 to PlayStation platforms, and is inviting fans to vote on which Neo Geo titles they would like to see ported to PSN in the future.

Metal Slug 3 will be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. The PS4 and Vita versions of the game will be playable this weekend at PlayStation Experience.

SNK plans to bring more old Neo Geo games to PlayStation Network. Right now, the games below are in consideration. You can vote here.

  • ART OF FIGHTING 2
  • FATAL FURY SPECIAL
  • GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES
  • THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’97
  • THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000
  • THE LAST BLADE 2
  • METAL SLUG X
  • NEO TURF MASTERS
  • REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2: THE NEWCOMERS
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN II
  • SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL
  • SENGOKU 3
  • SHOCK TROOPERS: 2nd SQUAD
  • TWINKLE STAR SPRITES
  • THE ULTIMATE 11: SNK FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

[Source: PlayStation Blog]


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Metal Slug is a great, challenging 2D platformer and it's nice to see SNK bringing back some of its Neo Geo classic to current-gen hardware.

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Fantasy Flight Bringing XCOM To The Tabletop This Year

The melding of digital and tabletop isn’t a new phenomenon, as anyone who has played Scene-It or one of the many VHS-based “interactive board games” will recall. As tablets become more common though, the experiences have started to mature.

We’ve seen the blend of these two mediums in titles like Harebrained Schemes’ Kickstarted Golem Arcana. Now, 2K Games, Firaxis, and Fantasy Flight are taking advantage of the concept for XCOM: The Board Game.

In addition to the board, cards, and pieces representing UFOs, Interceptors, and XCOM troops, the game is managed in part on a tablet (or via an online tool). The free app is responsible for executing the alien invasion and responding to your actions. The idea is to create an feeling similar to the critically lauded XCOM: Enemy Unknown without exactly duplicating it.

It also enables a team of players to tackle the game at three different difficulty levels. The concept takes the cooperative nature of games like Arkham Horror, which use a system of card draws and “programmed” enemy movement, in a new direction.

Each player will take on a unique role: commander, chief scientist, central officer, and squad leader. Each takes on a specialist role, responsible for part of the team’s operations.

Fantasy Flight will release the game at retail during the holiday season this year. For an in-depth look at the game, check out a preview in the September 2014 issue.

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Square Enix bringing Chaos Rings 3 to mobile, Vita this year

A third entry in Media-Vision’s mobile JRPG series Chaos Rings is due to launch for smartphones and the PS Vita in October in Japan, publisher Square Enix announced this week (via Gematsu).

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Classic Platformer Another World Bringing Old School Charm To Modern Devices

Another World, the highly innovative classic platformer from the mind of Éric Chahi, is being re-released for the modern age. The new versions will include higher resolutions, cleaner anti-aliasing, and smoother animations. It will also feature both the original Amiga soundtrack and the updated Sega-CD soundtrack.

As it is releasing on the three Sony platforms, it will feature cross buy, cross save, and cross platform trophies as well. To get a taste of what's to come, check out the trailer below.

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Another World is set to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita on June 25. No release dates have yet been confirmed for the Xbox One, 3DS, and Wii U versions.

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Xseed Bringing Old-School JRPG Brandish To North America And Corpse Party To PC

Xseed has announced it is bringing Brandish: The Dark Revenant to North America, and Corpse Party to a new platform with a PC release.

Brandish: The Dark Revenant originally released on PSP in Japan. The game was a 3D remake of the Super Nintendo game of the same name, minus the subtitle. The game follows soldier Ares as he battles his way through a multi-level dungeon attempting to outrun a sorceress.

Corpse Party is a horror adventure game that released on PSP here in North America. You can read our review of the game here.

Xseed has no release date or window for either game, but is promising trailers for E3 next week.

[Source: Joystiq]

 

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I'm not familiar with Brandish, but it sounds interesting. I hope it gets a Vita release with trophies, as opposed to a PSP release, which would still be downloadable and playable on Vita.

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Loadout bringing PS4 owners an embarrassment of bullets

Loadout, a cartoonish third-person shooter that lets you build the weapon of your dreams and your enemies’ nightmares, will be coming to Sony’s PlayStation 4, developer Edge of Reality has announced. Like its Steam counterpart, Loadout on PS4 will…
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Lionhead bringing Fable Anniversary to PC

While Fable Anniversary was previously exclusive to Xbox 360 owners, a clamoring cacophony of Fable fans has apparently persuaded Lionhead and Microsoft to bring the HD remake of the 2004 Xbox game to Steam. When and for how much, however, are tales…
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Mario Kart 8 bringing Mercedes DLC to Japan, shocking imagery to all

No, it isn’t the end of the world and frogs are not falling from the skies. That really is a real-life car in Mario Kart 8. As part of a surreal collaboration between Nintendo and Mercedes Benz, Japanese players are getting the Mercedes GLA as a DLC…
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