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Sony Readies Next-Gen PlayStation Reveal (Event Dated + Controller Rumors)

The revolution will be televised, or in this case streamed, since we’re now on the cusp of Sony revealing the next-gen PlayStation. No, we haven’t suddenly entered a time warp of sorts since this isn’t late May or early June, the period in which big announcements are made prior to E3. 

Instead of waiting for the once big platform of unveiling the latest game goodness at E3 with everyone else, Sony is prepping the revealing of the new PlayStation for next month.  So yeah, it’s officially time to hop aboard the hype train.

Muramasa Rebirth Set To Receive Western Release

The overall amount of noteworthy games on the PlayStation Vita has just increased by one based on an announcement made today.  Joining the rather slim software offerings of the Vita this year is Muramasa Rebirth, the follow-up to the exceptional Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Known for it’s stellar art design and portrayal of petite female protagonists whose busts are bigger than their waistline, Muramasa will be providing it’s blend of action and RPG gameplay to the Vita audience.

SCEE Enlists The Services Of Veteran From Rare

Sony may have cannibalized their European studios last year with the closure of BigBig Studios (Pursuit Force) and the acclaimed Studio Liverpool, but the Euro branch of PlayStation isn’t being thrown to the wolves just yet. Besides Media Molecule and Studio Cambridge still playing a big part in the ever growing master plans of the PlayStation empire, Sony has enlisted the services of a former veteran from Rare Studios to help guide things.

Killzone: Mercenary Details + New Image Surface

So far 2013 looks a bit grim when it comes to compelling software for the PlayStation Vita.  This of course is a rather stark, and slightly depressing, contrast to this time last year when it looked as if the Vita would be nearly unstoppable; that’s of course until the device reached retail shelves with a lukewarm reaction and key games were nowhere to be found post launch.

Guacamelee Preview - Luchadorvania On Your Vita

One of our favourite PS Vita games demoed at PAX Prime last year, Canadian developer DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee sets to bring a unique Lucha Libre-style, dimension-switching, metroidvania type game that supports cross-play functionality with the PS3. If you're not sure who DrinkBox Studios are, they're the same guys who developed the critically acclaimed Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack on the PS3 and PS Vita.

PlayStation All-Stars DLC Highlighted In New Videos

Despite meager initial sales Sony is still moving forward with sizeable post release content for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.  Originally revealed last December, PS All-Stars developer SuperBot Entertainment has been hard at work on bringing Kat (Gravity Rush) and Emmett (Starhawk) as the latest members of the character roster and now it won’t be long before we can finally get our hands on the newest combatants.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Receives Price Cut + Demo Planned

It may be the start of the new year but we’re fast approaching that period in which half a dozen hotly anticipated titles are set for release within weeks of each other. Obviously such a thing will put gamers in a difficult dilemma as they figure out which title should receive their hard earned money and which one will be put off until it eventually reaches the bargain bin.  Thankfully Sony is doing us all a solid by slashing the price of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, the much awaited PS3 debut of the Sly Cooper franchise.

God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Impressions [Hands-On Preview]

If there’s one important thing that this generation has taught both gamers, developers, and publishers it’s that hot trends do indeed have a major impact.  In some cases it’s easy to push aside a trend as nothing more than a fad for that given moment, but at other times it’s hard to deny the growth something has received and how it almost immediately becomes part of the DNA of the industry for better or worse. 

SuperBot Entertainment Seeking New Staffers, Potential PS All-Stars Sequel In The Works

Usually I refrain from posting NPD numbers or any type of sales data for two reasons: it provides unwanted corporate/fanboy wanking, and it can just be flat out depressing at times.  We all know that not every game is able to be a mega-hit right off the bat, but learning that game X sold less than 100,000 units in its first month of release can be utterly sad, hence I’m not a big fan of posting pointless sales data articles.

Tecmo Koei Formally Reveals DOA5 Plus and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus For PS Vita

The head of Team Ninja may have let the cat out of the bag this past weekend, but Tecmo Koei have “officially” announced the forthcoming PlayStation Vita arrival of the Dead or Alive franchise.  Presented in a package that will be familiar to DOA fans, Vita owners will be able to experience Dead or Alive 5 Plus, a rather straightforward port that is adding a few tricks into it’s existing repertoire. 

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