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Natsume set to re-release Bust-a-Move 4 on the PSN this spring

Natsume has announced that puzzle game classic Bust-a-Move 4 (originally released in the arcade, PS1, and Dreamcast back in the day) is getting a re-release this spring on the PSN. The title will be available on the PS3, Vita, and PSP.

P2 is so totally screwed

Hiro Maekawa, CEO of Natsume Inc., shared these words on the upcoming bubble fest:

Bust-a-Move 4 was a very successful and popular title, and fans have been asking for a re-release for years. We were very happy to bring this classic back to new systems as a digital download!”

You and me both; I used to play the crap out of this back in the PS1 days. Bust-a-Move 4 features eight modes, like Puzzle Mode, Versus Mode, and Edit Mode. Edit Mode allows players to make 25 of their own stages, which is groovy. Bust-a-Move 4 was also the first title in the series to use chain reactions to utterly destroy your opponent, and also pulleys that required gamers to play the entire field so the weights on the sides of the stages didn’t rise or fall too low.

As far as story goes, you play as Bub or Bob as they rescue the seven shattered rainbow bubbles, but you only really care about popping the colored bubbles and the cool sound your machine makes when you shoot (PWEEE). There are a total of ten playable characters in all, with four additional unlockables.

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Bust-A-Move 4 on the PlayStation Network this spring

Natsume announced that it will release a digital PSone Classics version of Taito’s Bust-a-Move 4 this spring, bringing the classic bubble-bursting puzzler to the PlayStation 3, PSP, and PS Vita.

Bust-a-Move 4 expands on the color-matching gameplay…
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Telepathic crime and noir stealth due in spring with Third Eye Crime

Third Eye Crime, the telepathic stealth game from a team of former Bungie developers at Moonshot Games, is due out in spring for mobile devices from publisher gameblyr. Moonshot will have a playable iOS build at PAX East later this week.

Third Eye…
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Co-op heist missions coming to Grand Theft Auto Online this Spring

This morning, Rockstar Games unveiled a look at the content headed for Grand Theft Auto Online in the near future. By the end of Spring, the game should boast new weapons, player-crafted Capture Jobs and new co-op heist missions.

Come next week,…
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Feudal Japan invades OS X this Spring in Total War: Shogun 2

Feral Interactive, a company best known for porting major PC hits to Apple’s OS X operating system, has revealed plans to release Total War: Shogun 2 at some point this Spring.

Developed by Creative Assembly and originally released for the PC in…
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Clockwork Empires accepting alpha colonists this spring

Clockwork Empires plans to launch its buy in-alpha program this spring, developer Gaslamp Games mentioned today at GDC 2014. This next game from the team behind Dungeons of Dredmor is an ambitious simulation game. Think Tropico meets Don’t Starve,…
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XCOM creator’s Chaos Reborn aiming for spring 2015

Julian Gollop, the creator of the 1994 PC and Amiga strategy game X-COM: UFO Defense, launched a Kickstarter campaign this week for his next trek in the turn-based genre, Chaos Reborn. An update to one of his other classics, Chaos: The Battle of…
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Call of Duty is catching Spring Fever on PSN


As the Need for Speed games were part of the first week in the month of Spring Fever for the Playstation Store, a new series is joining the fun. Fans of the Call of Duty series can get digital downloads of Black Ops, Modern Warfare 3, and Black Ops 2 for 50% off. Users who have Playstation Plus get an extra 10% off, bumping the savings up to 60% off. Despite these games being anywhere from a year to three years old, they are still quite heavily played on the servers. Activision hasn’t shown signs of closing down the servers anytime in the near future, either.

Spring Fever doesn’t stop with this series either; the next coming weeks we have the following games joining up:

Week 3: Grand Theft Auto

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Week 4: Bioshock

  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Bioshock 2
  • Bioshock

All of these discounts (including the 10% extra off for PS Plus members) are effective for each of these game series as they go on sale. What games do you plan to pick up as they go on sale? Any recommendations for readers who may not have gotten a chance to check out some of these games?

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Hitman: Absolution to get Elite Edition on Mac this spring


If you’re wondering what that gleaming sphere popping above the bushes is, veering closer and closer to your MacBook (why do you leave your MacBook out in the yard?), Agent 47 and Hitman: Absolution is coming to Mac this spring courtesy of Feral…
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Ouya Everywhere starts with Mad Catz’s MOJO microconsole in spring

Ouya Everywhere aims to put Ouya games on other company’s consoles, and it’s kicking off that process this spring on MOJO, the Android microconsole from Mad Catz. MOJO launched in December, and one of its highlights is the eventual ability to stream…
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