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Vita can’t stand in for Wii U GamePad in PS4 Rayman Legends

The PlayStation Vita will not work with the PS4 the same way that the Wii U works with its GamePad for the next-gen version of Rayman Legends, Ubisoft has confirmed. On Nintendo’s system, one player can control the helper character Murfy using the…
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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F Coming To Vita In March

Sega has announced a release date for the fan-demanded Vita version of the Japanese rhythm game, and it's coming next month.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F arrives on PlayStation Vita on March 4 for $ 29.99. Sega has also announced that the Snow Miku 2013 and the Extra Character Modules DLC will be cross-compatible for both the PS3 and Vita versions of the game. Owning the DLC on one platform unlocks it in the other. You can find out more about it here.

You can check out the latest trailer for the game below, as well as more about the game by heading here and here.

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[Source: SEGA, PlaySation Blog, via Gematsu]

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SteamWorld Dig heading to PS4 and Vita this year

Sweden-based studio Image & Form Games revealed that its mining-themed 2D platformer SteamWorld Dig is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in 2014, following up on previous releases for the Nintendo 3DS and PC platforms.

SteamWorld Dig is an…
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SteamWorld Dig Coming To PS4 And Vita

Mining action/platformer SteamWorld Dig is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and players won’t have to wait long to get their hands on it. The game will be coming in March to both consoles via PlayStation Network with a $ 9.99 price tag.

SteamWorld Dig lets players take on the role of Rusty, a Clint Eastwood-esque robot who must save a small mining town. The PlayStation version of the game supports Sony's cross-buy feature, meaning you only have to buy the game once to play it on both systems. SteamWorld Dig is already out on 3DS and Steam. You can read our positive review for the PC version here.

Our Take:
SteamWorld Dig combines mining games like Minecraft with side-scrolling adventure titles like Metroid to create a fun experience, so it’s good to hear the title is coming to more platforms. The cross-buy feature is sure to be good news to owners of both Sony consoles as well.

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MLB The Show 14 Coming To PS3, Vita April 1, PS4 In May

Sony has finally announced when baseball fans will be stepping up to the plate this year. If you’re planning on picking up this year’s installment of The Show on PlayStation 3 and Vita, you’ll only have to wait for one day after MLB Opening Day.

April 1 will mark the release of the title on those systems. Those waiting for a PlayStation 4 version will have to wait just a bit longer. New-generation baseball is coming in May.

Cross-platform saves will ease some of the pain, as you’ll be able to move among PS3, Vita, and PS4. Sony is also piloting cross-year saves, which will allow you to bring your progress in MLB 14 into future games.

The titles will also mark a change in add-on purchases. A new currency called “stubs” will be earned through gameplay and can be purchased with real money. Sony assures that these are absolutely not required to experience any of the game and will be generously distributed. 

Sony promises more details on the PlayStation 4 version soon (and we’re interested to see if there will be an upgrade plan given the staggered release dates). For now though, here’s a trailer for the PlayStation 3 edition. 

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Risk of Rain’s blend of pain and pleasure coming to PlayStation Vita

Hopoo Games’ punishing but satisfying action-platformer Risk of Rain is migrating over to the PlayStation Vita, publisher Chucklefish announced today.

The news was first revealed on Twitter by Chucklefish’s Ashton Raze, the lead writer of Starbound,…
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Tempest 2000 remake TxK blasts its way onto PS Vita today

TxK, Jeff Minter’s remake of the Atari Jaguar game Tempest 2000, will be available on PS Vita alongside the PlayStation Store update later today. In TxK, players travel down a corridor while shooting obstacles; special musical bonus stages, which…
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Invizimals Making A Return Soon to PS3 And Vita

Sony's augmented reality, Pokémon-esque monster combat game is coming to PlayStation 3 and Vita.

Invizimals: The Alliance is the Vita title, and it uses the game's built-in cameras and new Markerless AR technology. The game will also add four-player multiplayer matches for the first time. Much like the original PSP titles, you'll use the camera to track down the creatures.

Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom is more of a traditional action game where players take on the role of Hiro as he enters the Invizimals’ world to save the Lost Kingdom. Players will be able to turn into 16 different Invizimal creatures and take advantage of their individual abilities. The game will connect to the Vita version of the game for multiplayer, and any Invizimals captured in one game can be transferred to the other.

Demos for both versions of the game are promised to appear soon.

In Europe, Invizimals is a much larger franchise and has spawned a television show, a large line of action figures, and playing cards. The TV show allows player to capture new Invizimals through their televisions. Marketing manager for Sony, Derek Osgood, who posted on the PlayStation Blog about the upcoming Invizimals games remarks, "Those are just a few ways that Invizimals have taken over Europe, now it’s time for them to make the journey overseas to North America!" leading to speculation that we might see some of those things over here in North America soon.

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Our Take
Invizimals seems ripe for the Skylanders/Disney Infinity treatment, but it's a franchise that never really seemed to take off here in North America. Maybe the simplicity of not needing a camera accessory, as you did for the PSP versions of the game, will make players more interested in checking out the new entries when they releases for Vita and PlayStation 3.

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Invizimals PS3, Vita games are ready to capture North America

The Invizimals series is bringing its reality-augmenting critters back to North America, with portable and console entries due this year. Vita game Invizimals: The Alliance and PS3 companion Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom hit Europe last year. Despite…
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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma picks a fight on PS Vita this summer

The PS Vita port of fetching fighter BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma has been confirmed for North America. Last month, the game was reportedly a Japanese exclusive, but Aksys has officially announced the PS Vita version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will…
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