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Skullgirls Encore will be released for PS4, Vita this year

Lab Zero Games has announced that they plan to bring Skullgirls Encore‘s unique brand of cartoony 2D fighting to the PS4 and Vita this year. According to Lab Zero, Skullgirls Encore on the PS4 and Vita will be a “complete” version of the game and include every previously released DLC character and bonus stage. The Vita version will also be compatible with Sony’s upcoming PlayStation TV setup box.

If you’re interested in even more Skullgirls Encore news (an encore of Encore, if you will), then check out the work-in-progress trailer above featuring Eliza, the next downloadable character planned for the game. Then head over to the PlayStation Blog for a look at Beowulf the Wrestler and Robo-Fortune, two characters that are in the very early planning stages at Lab Zero.

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NIS America will bring Criminal Girls: Invite Only to US next year

NIS America announced that Criminal Girls: Invite Only will be coming to North America and Europe in 2015. The game, which will be released exclusively on the Vita, is a revamped remake of the 2010 PSP game, Criminal Girls, which was only released in Japan.

These girls are – unsurprisingly – a gang of delinquents, and your goal is to lead them out of hell and help them better themselves so they can be born again on Earth. Watch the trailer for some over-the-top cuteness that has more than a little cartoon cleavage. And remember… “they’re in hell for a reason, so don’t expect things to go smoothly.”

Keep an eye out for Criminal Girls: Invite Only next year.

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PS Store Today: The Wolf Among Us Episode 5, One Piece Unlimited World Red, more


It’s another grab bag of games in this week’s PlayStation Store update. Leading the charge is Cry Wolf, the fifth, and final, episode of Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us for the PS3. Also available this week is…

  • Anime adaptation One Piece Unlimited World Red (PS3)
  • Cycling simulation Le Tour de France: Season 2014 (PS3)
  • Re-released platformer Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition (PS3, PS4, Vita Cross-Buy)
  • Cheesy puzzle adventure MouseCraft (PS3, PS4, Vita Cross-Buy)
  • And the adventure game Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death (PS3)

More information on all of these games can be found after the break. And a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Ken Levine opens up about the (probably) canceled BioShock Vita


Ken Levine announced BioShock Vita to great fanfare at E3 2011 and then… nothing. The game was indefinitely delayed back in 2012, and the massive downsizing of Irrational Games put the final nail in the game’s coffin earlier this year. Yesterday, the acclaimed developer took to Twitter to lament the passing of BioShock Vita, which would have taken the form of a turn-based tactical game in the mold of Final Fantasy Tactics:

While a BioShock game may eventually come to the Vita, but Ken Levine definitely won’t be at the helm. Learning about games that will never be is always tough, but BioShock Vita sounds like it could have been very interesting and not the portable port of BioShock Infinite that many were expecting.

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Sniper Elite III, DW: Gundam Reborn, Child of Light Vita, more added to PS Store


Four big new games headline this week’s PlayStation Store update:

  • Sniper Elite III is the latest game in the popular sniper series set during World War II is also the first available for the PS4. And yes, I’m fairly certain you can snipe Hitler. Sniper Elite III has also been released for the PS3.
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is an enhanced and updated version of the lucha libre-themed platformer, now available for the PS4.
  • Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn (PS3) is a Dynasty Warriors game that features characters from several different Gundam anime series.
  • And finally, Ubisoft’s excellent side-scrolling action RPG Child of Light has made the jump to the Vita.

More information on all of these games (as well as a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Kickstart This! It’s Just Not Cricket Edition

That’s right, it’s time for football (or soccer, for the average American reader and editor). World Cup fever has landed and is now in full swing like the Rio Carnival. It has been a tournament of surprises, with the current World Cup champions knocked out by the second game, along with perennial contenders England (but I’m Scottish, so the less said about Luis Suarez’s two beautiful goals, the better).

There are a number of great Kickstarter campaigns in full force as well, and instead of placing bets on goals scored or corners won, perhaps think about donating some of that cash to these fine projects. We have the amazingly named Catlateral Damage, top-down 2D action-adventure Midora, and 2D puzzle-platformer For My Brother. On top of that, there is also a side-scrolling space shooter known as Temporus, the stealth ninja mastery of Twin Souls, and the 8-bit existential journey of Glitch.

Let’s go for the goal! (more…)

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Comcept shows off another gameplay trailer for Mighty No. 9

Keiji Inafune and his team at Comcept have released a new gameplay trailer for Mighty No. 9, their spiritual successor to Inafune’s world famous Mega Man series.

Today’s trailer is an update to Mighty No. 9′s May trailer in that it once again focuses on the industrial locale that Mighty No. 5 calls home and the icy domain of Mighty No. 2. Go Mighty go!

Thanks to its hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, Comcept will release Mighty No. 9 for the 3DS, PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in Spring 2015.

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Transformers: Dark Spark, Valiant Hearts, Grid: Autosport, more added to PS Store


We’re getting an incredibly diverse selection of new games in this week’s PlayStation Store update.

The biggest new game is Activision’s latest Transformers adaptation, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. The title merges the Transformers movieverse with High Moon’s popular War For/Fall of Cybertron games, though Edge of Reality is the developer on this installment. Rise of the Dark Spark is available to download for the PS3 and PS4.

On the complete opposite end of the spectrum from gigantic robots bashing each other is Ubisoft’s Valiant Hearts: The Great War. This puzzle platformer, which is also available for the PS3 and PS4, is set during World War I and features a unique hand-drawn art style.

Other new releases available this week include…

  • Grid: Autosport (PS3), the latest installment in Codemasters’ popular racing series.
  • BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, a Vita release of the one-on-one fighting game.
  • XBlaze Code: Embryo (PS3, Vita), a visual novel prequel to the BlazBlue series.
  • Shin Megami Tensei Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon (PS2 Classic), the cult RPG series is back with another classic entry.

More information on all of these games (as well as a few others) can be found after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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