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Have you been pining for a Vita release of Volume? You're in luck! It's coming next month.
Mike Bithell's stealth game that's inspired by Metal Gear Solid will finally be available for Vita on January 5. As a bonus, the game will be cross buy, so if you already have it, the Vita version can also be yours. And if you purchase it first for Vita, that will give you access to the PS4 version.
If you want to learn about more about Volume, you can check out Brian Shea's review, where he gives it high praise saying, "Volume’s story levels are designed with the same care that players must use when playing, and I enjoyed the experience from start to finish."
For more information on this news, you can check out Bithell's latest blog.
Towerfall might have started its life on the ill-fated Ouya Android microconsole, but it has flourished on other platforms. PC and PlayStation 4 iterations have been well received, leading friends to shoot each other in the back and dish out healthy doses of trash talk and profanity.
The Towerfall Ascension experience finally makes the jump to Vita in just a few days. It will support cross-buy, so if you already own the game ($ 14.99) and its Dark World DLC ($ 9.99), you’ll be able to start playing immediately.
Despite multiplayer being Towerfall’s raison d’être, its single-player mode makes the transition to the smaller screen. You can still play against friends, though. The game supports ad-hoc multiplayer, meaning you’ll need to be in the same room to compete.
Towerfall Ascension arrives on Vita on December 15. For more, check out our original review.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
It doesn’t sound like networked multiplayer is going to be part of the package, and that’s a bit of a bummer. However, given that the trash talk and angst of playing against friends is the big draw, ad-hoc play makes sense.
A re-release of the classic Super Nintendo platformer, Super Star Wars, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita this week.
The game originall released on Super Nintendo in 1992 and on the Wii Virtual Console in 2009. The PlayStation 4 and Vita versions will be available on Tuesday November 17. Updates to the game include new save features, leaderboards, Trophies, and updated display and controller options. A voucher to download the game is included in the Darth Vader PlayStation 4 Battlefront bundle.
To see us play the game on an episode of Replay, head here.
I definitely want to play this on Vita. I will happily accept some Trophies for revisiting this game. I'm curious to see if the visuals or performance have changed dramatically from the original Super Nintendo version.
Last generation’s Civilization Revolution introduced the long-running series to console gamers in an extremely accessible way. Its sequel, however, only debuted on smart devices when it was released last year.
On December 3, 2K and Firaxis are expanding it to another platform. Civilization Revolution 2 Plus will arrive on Vita with new leaders and scenarios.
The additions bring a number of Japanese elements into the game from throughout the country’s history. Leaders include Oda Nobunaga, Heihachiro Togo, and Himiko. Civ Rev 2 Plus also introduces Yamato class warships used during World War II.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
As much as I adore the PC Civilization series, I found time for many a game of Civilization Revolution. Games can be played more quickly, which gave me a quick fix when I didn’t want to sit down for a multisession attempt to conquer the world.
During a recent interview with Japanese website 4Gamer, SCE senior vice president, Masayasu Ito, all but confirmed the death of first-party games on the PlayStation Vita. …