Coming later this evening is the next system software update for PS Vita. We’ve listened to your feedback and have included many improvements to make your PS Vita experience much more enjoyable, such as adding a new folder system that allows you to organize your games and apps.
Here’s a look at some of the new enhancements you can expect with software update v.2.10:
- Create folders to more easily manage your favorite application icons on the home screen, with up to 10 icons in each folder and a maximum of 100 on the home screen (including icons inside the folders).
- Verify which PS Vita card you are using by looking at the home screen’s info bar. You can also save the layout of your home screen icons in the memory card.
- Added video support allows you to play videos within the browser (memory card required; some videos are not supported).
- New email enhancements allows you to view HTML messages, add multiple email addresses to your contacts, and easily search your messages using the new search feature.
- PlayStation Plus members will be able to automatically update PlayStation Mobile format software and upload game save data onto online storage using 3G connection.
- New “Mute Automatically” option will mute your PS Vita speakers when your headset is unplugged and pause your music when using the music app.
For additional information on PS Vita update v2.10, including how to update your system, please visit this page when the update goes live.
About Muramasa Rebirth
Enter the visually powerful and colorful world of Muramasa! Face deadly enemies as they follow your every step. Become Momohime or Kisuke as they journey through ancient Japan fighting samurai, ninja, monsters, and evil spirits!
Muramasa Rebirth Features
Redesigned for the PlayStation®Vita system, Muramasa includes hi-res graphics, enhanced controls, a complete relocalization in English, and more!
Two Stories – Follow Momohime, a princess possessed by an evil spirit, and journey west battling demons and much more! Or follow Kisuke, a ninja who has lost his memory, and travel east in search of the demon blades.
Hi-Res Graphics – Using hand-drawn graphics and Japanese artistic styling, Muramasa Rebirth creates a colorfully painted world on your PS Vita screen!
108 Blades – Search and forge new deadly weapons and build an inventory of up to 108 blades. Each blade has a unique special ability. Equip yourself with these deadly blades and become more powerful as your foes close in on you!
Purchase Additional DLC Characters – Play in four additional scenarios as different characters!
February 12 Kat from Gravity Rush and Emmet Graves from Starhawk join in the game of PlayStation All-Stars.
These two new characters will be free for the first two weeks after the DLC launches, but after those 14 days you will need to pay for them.
PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale™ is free-for-all brawler featuring the greatest stars in the PlayStation universe! Control powerful Rift Energy as Starhawk’s Emmett Graves joins the battle!
PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale™ is free-for-all brawler featuring the greatest stars in the PlayStation universe! Take control of Gravity Rush’s Kat and her mysterious feline companion Dusty to turn the fight upside down.
PlayStation®Vita System Software Update
Downloading and installing the PlayStation®Vita system software update will update your PS Vita system’s operating system to include the latest security patches, as well as new and revised applications, features, and settings. We encourage you to check this page from time to time for system software updates and that you always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.
An update to the PlayStation®Vita system software was released on December 4, 2012. You can use this to update your system software to version 2.01. This PS Vita system software update is required to use PlayStation®Network features and other features on the system.
If your PS Vita system software version is 2.01 (or later) you do not need to perform this update.
Main features in system software update version 2.01
- PlayStation®Plus is now supported. > See details
- “near” has been redesigned to improve its usability.
- The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
- You can now use a pointer to open links. > See details
- Usability has been improved.
- You can now trasfer data by connecting to a computer using Wi-Fi on the PS Vita system. > See details
- You can now copy an entire folder of photos and video to your PS Vita system from your PS3™ system or your computer. > See details
- You can now display weather information on the map for areas where it is available. > See details
- (Email) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen. > See details
- You can now set how you will be notified separately for each application and feature. > See details
- The number of applications you can control using the buttons on the PS Vita system has been increased. > See details
Other new or revised features in version 2.01
- [Assign Touchscreen] and [Assign Rear Touch Pad] have been added as features to [Controller Settings] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
- [Custom] has been added as an option under [Other Settings] > [Screen Mode] in the PlayStation® format software menu.
- You can now delete screenshots or songs created in PSP™Game software.> See details
- You can now display activities on the LiveArea™ screen for Friends.
The LiveArea™ screen is displayed by flicking the screen up to let you communicate in real time with your friends.
- You can now write a comment to send with a friend request.> See details
- You can now report an inappropriate message when you receive one with a friend request. Tap (Options) > [Submit Grief Report] on the profile screen to report.
- More varieties of file formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG and MPO) are now supported as attachments to messages.
- When trophy information is automatically synchronized with PlayStation®Network servers, it is now synchronized in the background. You can perform other operations during the synchronization.
- You can now tweet the currently displayed page. > See details
- You can now open the browser without pausing playing a game.
- You can now play a video with 1080 resolution.
- You can now play the video in slow motion.
- You can now skip chapters.
- Closed caption is now supported.
- [Disconnect Wi-Fi Connection Automatically] has been added as a feature under [Network] > [Wi-Fi Settings].
- [Avatar], [Panel], [Online ID], [About Me] and [My Languages] under [PlayStation®Network] > [Account Information] have been moved to the newly added category [Profile].
- [Twitter] has been added as a feature under [PlayStation®Network].
- Turkish has been added as an option under [Language] > [System Language] and [Language] > [Input Languages] > [Keyboards / Add Terms].
- [PlayStation®Mobile] has been added as a feature under [System].
New in 2.01
- An issue in a feature to connect to the Internet automatically and save data has been observed in the “Online Game Save” service for PlayStation®Plus members. This version of the system software addresses this issue.
- System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
New for 2.00
- Screenshots are now saved in the background. You can perform other operations while saving the screenshot.
- In the lists under (Music) and (Videos), you can now scroll and display truncated title names to view the whole text. > See details
For details about these and other features, refer to the PS Vita system user’s guide.
- Do not download or install the update using data other than the official update data provided online or on a PS Vita card by Sony Computer Entertainment. Do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from a different source, by a different method, or on a PS Vita system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS Vita system might not operate properly and might not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions can void the PS Vita system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.
- This update is for PS Vita systems purchased in North America. DO NOT update your PS Vita system using this website if you purchased your system outside of North America. There is no guarantee of proper operation with models sold outside North America. For details about PS Vita systems purchased outside of North America, please visit the website for your region.
- Do not turn off the power or remove the memory card for the PS Vita system during the update process. Interrupting the update can cause a system malfunction.
- It might not be possible to start the update if the battery charge level is low.
- The power button and the PS button do not function during the system update process.
- You might not be able to use some applications or content without first updating the system software.
You can update your PS Vita system software by any of the methods described below.
After the update is completed, go to the PS Vita system home screen and tap (Settings) > [Start] > [System] > [System Information]. If the version number of the system update you used for updating the system is displayed in the [System Software] field, this means that the update was completed successfully.
Perform the update using the Wi-Fi feature of the PS Vita system.
Use the network feature of a PS3™ system to download the latest update file via the Internet.
Use the computer’s network feature (Windows® / Mac) to download the latest update file via the Internet.
PlayStation® One Classics are coming to PS Vita to complete the ultimate digital games line-up including PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), “minis” and exclusive PS Vita games
London, August 29th. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has today announced an extensive list of over 100 PlayStation® one Classics from the console that changed the face of gaming, now available for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), bringing quality, variety and heritage to the groundbreaking portable entertainment system.
Available from 29 August 2012, PS Vita users will have access to a large number of exciting PS one Classics to complement the great range of PSP and “minis” games already available for PS Vita to enhance the ultimate digital games line-up. PS one Classics coming to PS Vita include titles that gamers have loved for over a decade with all-time favourites such as Metal Gear Solid, Crash Bandicoot® and Final Fantasy® VII all available to download from PlayStation®Store (PS Store).
With PS Vita System Software update ver. 1.80, PS Vita owners will be able to experience unadulterated nostalgia and play some of their favourite PS one Classics on the portable device. For gamers who have grown up with PlayStation® this is a chance for them to experience their favourite games on the ultimate portable entertainment system. Additionally, PlayStation®3 and PSP owners who have previously purchased PS one Classics from PS Store will be able to download and play them on their PS Vita system at no extra charge.
Not only will there be an outstanding variety of content available, there will also be great value. With games available from PS Store from just £0.99, PS Vita owners will be able to get their hands on an amazing range of titles without breaking the bank.
A full list of titles can be found at eu.playstation.com, but highlights from the range include:
PS one Classics -
- Tekken 2 (SCEE) – Fan favourite of the popular fighting series Tekken
- Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus(GT Interactive) – Quirky platformer starring the unusual, but iconic Abe
- Tomb Raider II Starring Lara Croft (Rebellion) – Hugely popular sequel to the genre-defining action / adventure game Tomb Raider
- Crash Bandicoot®(SCEE) – Classic platforming action from Naughty Dog, creators of Uncharted and The Last of Us
- SILENT HILL (Konami) – Debut chapter in the terrifying survival horror game series that has been haunting dreams since 1999
- Vagrant Story™ (Square Enix) – Square Soft developed action / adventure role playing game that focuses on weapon creation and modification, as well as elements of puzzle-solving and strategy
- WipEout®(SCEE) – First in the series of futuristic racing games set in the year 2025
- GRANDIA (Ubisoft)– Role-playing game set in a fantasy world of emerging technology and exploration
- Ridge Racer Type 4 (Namco Bandai Europe) – Arcade racing at its finest
- Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Konami) – Third person action game widely considered as one of the best titles to come to PSP
- Dissidia®012™ Final Fantasy® (Square Enix) – Prequel to Dissidia Final Fantasy, 012 revolves around the twelfth cycle of the eternal conflict between the gods Cosmos and Chaos
- Final Fantasy®IV Complete Collection (Square Enix) – Ultimate compilation of the FF IV saga and its sequel The After Years
- TACTICS OGRE™: Let Us Cling Together™ (Square Enix) – Tactical role-playing game regularly included on “all-time favourites” lists
- Valkyria Chronicles™ II (SEGA) – Epic adventure game set in fictitious 1930s Europe
- OMG-Z! (Laughing Jackal Ltd)– A favourite from the minis range, OMG-Z is a zombie-themed action puzzle
- Blast Off (Half Brick Studios)– Take control of your rocket ship and rescue lost astronauts by navigating 45 levels of planets and asteroids
- Fieldrunners (Subatomic Studios) – Popular tower defence game with the goal of stamping out waves of enemies before they make it across a themed battlefield map and escape
- Angry Birds (Rovio and Abstraction Games) – Launch them birds, smash those pigs! Fire your squawking birds into the enemy fortresses and shatter them
PS Vita introduces new ways to play, delivering immersive gameplay experiences that have never been offered on any other handheld gaming device. Equipped with dual analog sticks, a vibrant 5-inch OLED touchscreen, a unique Rear Touch Pad, powerful quad core processor, six-axis motion sensing system, built-in microphone, front and rear cameras and apps including YouTube, Facebook and Skype, PS Vita is the ultimate portable entertainment system. In addition to the ultimate portable gaming experience, PS Vita provides consmers with access to music, videos, PlayStation®Network trophies, photos, web browser and more.
The World is in Play. Visit eu.playstation.com/psvita to find out more.
Call of Duty ® : Black Ops Declassified brings the classic Call of Duty-style gameplay to gamers on-the-go in the most intense handheld Call of Duty ® experience only on PlayStation ® Vita. The title features intense 4v4 multiplayer action across popular modes along with the hallmark Call of Duty gameplay, including Care Packages, Create-a-Class, Killstreaks, Perks, and even Prestiging. Delivering an original fiction set within the Call of Duty ®: Black Ops universe, Declassified offers a complementary series of single player operations. With touchscreen and “Near” features, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified puts the adrenaline-rush action of Call of Duty in the palm of your hands.
§ Play up to 4v4 multiplayer gameplay on Wi-Fi on franchise favorite modes including Free-For-All, Kill Confirmed, Team Deathmatch and Dropzone all tailored for Vita.
§ Choose from lethal and tactical grenades, and a variety weapons and attachments.
§ Utilize classic Call of Duty multiplayer features like Care Packages, Challenges, Create-a-Class, Killstreaks, Perks, Prestiging, XP and more.
§ Complementary single player objective-based Operations, along with Survival and Time Trial Missions.
§ Uncover the deniable operations that occurred between the original Call of Duty: Black Ops and this year’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
§ Featuring Near technology for multiplayer load-outs that also allows gamers to send friends a boost; and Touchscreen support for cooking grenades and melee bring the power of Vita to gamers.
DEVELOPER: Nihilistic Software
PUBLISHER: Activision Publishing, Inc.
RELEASE DATE: November, 2012
PLATFORMS: PlayStation® Vita
ESRB Rating: RP
BURBANK, Calif. – May 30, 2012 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Spy Hunter, a reboot of the legendary combat driving series, specially developed for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS by TT Fusion. The game will be available this fall.
On the eve of the franchise’s 30th anniversary since the original Spy Hunter was released to arcades in 1983, the new Spy Hunter races forward on its most thrilling and dangerous ride yet. The player once again takes on the role of the “Agent,” the driver of the high-tech G-6155 Interceptor supercar, armed extensively with advanced weaponry, and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination.
“Spy Hunter’s classic gameplay has been upgraded to give PlayStation Vita and 3DS players a new, adrenaline-charged experience,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Gamers now have more choice in the transformation and customization with greater hand controls, brilliant graphics and enhanced action cameras.”
The Interceptor seamlessly transforms from supercar to off-road assault vehicle to speed boat, allowing players to go where they like within the game’s branching mission tracks. Players can choose to outfit and upgrade the Interceptor’s many weapons and high tech gadgets as they like throughout the course of the game. And for the first time, the Agent will have additional support in the form of an unmanned aerial support drone, allowing players to plan their destruction when assaulting enemy agent strongholds. Spy Hunter also features thrilling crash choreography and a camera system that follows the action in slow motion to let players savor the destruction they created.
Range of Titles Includes HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, TOMB RAIDER, Quantum Conundrum, 25 Years of FINAL FANTASY and More
LOS ANGELES (May 30, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced its title lineup for E3 2012. With one of the most powerful and diverse lineups in company history, Square Enix will show off classic franchises and original titles with exclusive footage and hands-on demos including the return of Agent 47™ in HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™, the engaging puzzle gameplay of Quantum Conundrum™, the open world action of Sleeping Dogs™, and a number of innovative mobile titles.
“At this year’s E3, Square Enix will have one of the most comprehensive and diverse portfolios of titles available in its history,” said Yoichi Wada, president and representative director of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. “Our mission is to entertain and engage a wide range of consumers with the best possible interactive experiences.”
“From fantasy worlds filled with some of the industry’s most identifiable characters to innovative, original content, the lineup from Square Enix at this year’s E3 is one of the strongest in the industry,” said Mike Fischer, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix, Inc.
To get a first-hand look at upcoming games from Square Enix, please visit booth 1647 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. E3 attendees will be able to experience exclusive theater presentations for Quantum Conundrum, Sleeping Dogs and HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, and preview and play the following Square Enix titles:
HD Consoles and PC Lineup
Platform: Windows PC, PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft
Developer: Airtight Games
ESRB: E (Everyone)
Available: June 21 for Windows PC, Summer for PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360
From the mind of PORTAL™ co-creator Kim Swift, Quantum Conundrum features engaging puzzle gameplay with the introduction of the Inter-Dimensional Shift Device (IDS), an invention that gives players the ability to shift to and from various dimensions, manipulating the world around them in order to solve puzzles of ever-increasing difficulty.
American Mensa Academy™
Platforms: Windows PC, Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network, iOS, Android
American Mensa Academy is a brain training game that will give player’s minds the ultimate cerebral workout. Created in direct collaboration with Mensa, American Mensa Academy is packed with 100+ replayable levels of fun and stimulating mini-games and challenges for everyone, plus for those really looking to test their grey matter, there is a rigorous test designed to calculate your Mensa score, directly inspired by questions faced by those attempting to join the renowned global high IQ society.
Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Windows PC
Developer: United Front Games
ESRB: Rating Pending (RP)
Available: August 14
Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organizations from the inside – the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.
Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Windows PC
Developer: IO INTERACTIVE (Square Enix Group)
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
Available: November 20
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted – and now hunted by the police – he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world.
Platform: Online browser
Developer: Hapti.co (Square Enix Group)
Gameglobe is a unique browser-based experience that allows players free access to endless game worlds and creative possibilities, all in HD quality. Players can choose to either create their own game or simply play the multitude of levels available at launch.
Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, Windows PC
Developer: Crystal Dynamics (Square Enix Group)
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
Available: Q1 2013
Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, TOMB RAIDER delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.
Handheld and Mobile Lineup
DARIUSBURST™ SECOND PROLOGUE™
The shooting game hit has arrived! This stunning 3D iPhone game adapts elements from both the critically-acclaimed PlayStation Portable and arcade editions of DARIUSBURST, adding silky smooth touch screen controls and a host of exclusive new features. Climb aboard your sleek Silverhawk fighter and defend your home planet Darius against monstrous fishlike invaders!
The classic 1996 arcade shooter is back! After a brutal war with rebellious colony planets, Earth is on the brink of destruction. It’s up to you to take control of the experimental R-GRAY fighter and bring the fight to the enemy! To succeed in your mission you’ll need lightning-fast reflexes, advanced weaponry, and no small amount of luck!
Platform: iOS, Android
Available: July (iOS), TBD (Android)
A creature-based card game that features a fully unique battle system in which players take on the role of “tamers” who capture, raise, and control powerful beasts known as “Guardians.” In addition to quests to unlock the secret of why the Guardians have woken after a millennium of slumber, other features include a coliseum system that allows players to challenge other tamers from around the world in head-to-head combat.
THEATRHYTHM™ FINAL FANTASY®
Developer: Square Enix/indieszero Co., Ltd.
Platform: Nintendo 3DS™ system
ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 or older)
Available: July 3
The first FINAL FANTASY rhythm game, THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features more than 70 musical scores spanning entire 25 years of the franchise’s history. THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements.
HEROES OF RUIN™
Platform: Nintendo 3DS system
ESRB: T (Teen)
Available: July 17
HEROES OF RUIN challenges players to carve their own adventure, either venturing alone or joining forces with other heroes through seamless drop-in/drop-out co-op multiplayer. Players will enter an ever-changing world where danger waits around every corner. Heroes can explore and fight through wild, varied and dynamic environments, discovering new layouts and routes each time they play.
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance]
Developer: Square Enix
Platform: Nintendo 3DS system
ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 or older)
Available: July 31
Celebrating the franchise’s 10th anniversary, KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] features a spectacular story that promises to be a fun backdrop to the colorful cast of Disney characters making their 3D debut on a handheld title. In addition to brand new worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] will also feature never before seen gameplay elements.
Platform: iOS, Android
Demons’ Score is a breakbeat action game that seamlessly fuses music and battles. The Unreal Engine 3 is used to deliver thrilling touch-based gameplay through a mind-blowing fusion of stunning graphics and music created by hit songwriters.
FINAL FANTASY® DIMENSIONS™
Platform: iOS, Andriod
Drawing upon the roots of the series with such features as beautiful 2D pixel art, job-driven character growth, additional scenarios in which to inherit the jobs of your adventuring companions, and a classic story of light, darkness, and crystals, FINAL FANTASY DIMENSIONS delivers the best of FINAL FANTASY, retro and fresh alike, directly to your smartphone.
Platforms: iOS, Android
KooZac, the award-winning number puzzler is coming to iOS and Android. Previously released online, the game has been played over 15 million times across 135 countries. KooZac offers three ways to play with the overall objective of positioning the falling blocks on top of each other to make a target number.
Platforms: iOS, Android
Motley Blocks is a fast-paced, 3D puzzle game. Drag your finger across the screen to connect blocks of the same color as they rotate in a cyclonic pattern. Release your touch to send the blocks to the center of the cyclone and reveal a fun image. Use power-ups to help complete harder levels. In addition to solving puzzles, make your own in the level creator and share them with friends!
Platforms: iOS, Android
Qwirkle is a matching game requiring tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy. Earn points by building rows and columns of tiles that share a common shape or color. Use power-ups and add an additional layer of strategy to the game! Play with multiple friends asynchronously in classic or arcade modes.
Platforms: iOS, Android
SolaRola stars Wiz and Waz, the game’s blob-like gung-ho duo, tasked with bouncing across a number of challenging planets with the ultimate aim of saving the galaxy. Using whatever comes to hand, the daring pairing must thwart the plans of their nemesis, Ping the Unmerciless who has kidnapped the six guardians of SolaRola’s universe. With each planet inhabited by all manner of enemies and hazards, the player must navigate Wiz and Waz across a number of ill-positioned obstacles including rocks, slime, bombs and trampolines.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://na.square-enix.com.
Brand-New Trailer for “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” and Other Exclusives to Air on Spike TV’s “GTTV with Geoff Keighley” on May 31. Full KONAMI Global Pre-E3 Show Available First at GameTrailers.com
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – May 29, 2012 – Spike TV and GameTrailers.com today announced an exclusive partnership with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., surrounding the company’s second-annual global “Pre-E3 Show 2012.” Select elements from the Pre-E3 show will debut exclusively on GTTV’s Pre-E3 episode on Thursday, May 31 at 1:00 AM ET/10:00 PM PT, with the full Pre-E3 show available first on GameTrailers.com beginning at 1:30 AM ET/10:30 PM PT.
During this year’s show, KONAMI will update fans and gaming enthusiasts for the second year in a row by releasing all company news, game trailers and exclusive interviews prior to E3, including a brand new gameplay trailer for “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” and the announcement of a major new game set for release in 2013. In addition, the team behind “Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance” will appear live on Spike’s “E3 All Access Live” multi-platform program on Monday, June 4 to world premiere the first gameplay demo of the highly-anticipated game.
“KONAMI’s annual Pre-E3 show underscores the company’s commitment to providing the biggest and best content that fans have been waiting for throughout the year, in advance of the world’s marquee video game conference,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. ”Our partnership with Spike TV and GameTrailers.com will give fans and enthusiasts a front row seat to the latest and greatest from KONAMI.”
To accommodate an international audience, the show will also be available online at GameTrailers.com in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and Japanese.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event is one of the largest cultural events held in Los Angeles. Computer and video game companies, business partners, media, and industry analysts from over 90 countries will converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 5, 2012 to June 7, 2012, to attend this year’s E3. Last year E3 attracted over 46,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors.
“GTTV with Geoff Keighley” on Spike TV is a weekly, entertaining and informative magazine-style show that provides viewers with expanded editorial content and an all-new level of interaction online at GameTrailers.com. GTTV’s Pre-E3 episode on Thursday, May 31 will feature never-before-seen gameplay from top secret projects, exclusive gaming announcements, a sneak peek into what to expect at E3 2012 and much more.
Spike TV and GameTrailers have also teamed up this summer to deliver extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo with “E3 All Access Live.” The live special, which kicks off on Monday, June 4 at 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT, will provide gamers with over 40 gaming exclusives and special guest interviews with more than 17 hours of coverage across multiple platforms, including TV, online, mobile social and more. ”E3 All Access Live” will feature the industry’s top press conference events, breaking gaming news and announcements, never-before-seen trailers and gameplay footage, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in gaming and entertainment and more.
For more information about GameTrailers and the “E3 All Access Live” multi-platform special, please visit www.gametrailers.com/e3.
London, UK — May 23, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft announced that it will kick off the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 with an invitation-only press conference at the Los Angeles Theater at 3 p.m. PDT, June 4. The press conference will feature demonstrations and trailers of Ubisoft’s upcoming lineup of franchise hits, including games for the new Nintendo Wii U™, as well as digital titles, special guests and surprise announcements.
Following the press conference, E3 attendees can visit Ubisoft’s booth – #1023, located in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center – to see and play the company’s latest titles. Games available at the booth will include Assassin’s Creed® III, Far Cry® 3, Rayman® Legends, Rocksmith™ and many more. The finale of the ShootMania Marathon, an e-sport competition based on Ubisoft’s ShootMania®: Storm also will be broadcast from the booth on at 11 a.m. PDT, June 6.
“This year’s E3 promises to be one of our biggest and best yet,” said Yves Guillemot, Founder and CEO of Ubisoft. “We’re showcasing the strongest, most competitive collection of core titles we’ve had in years, innovative new games for new platforms and a broad lineup that has something for everyone.”
In a first, Ubisoft is inviting gamers to ask questions to its teams on Uplay®, Ubisoft’s online service dedicated to enhancing the experience of players across games and platforms. The best questions will be selected by one of the guest hosts and asked live during the press conference. Ubisoft also is sending eight select Uplay members to E3, where they will interview teams backstage, preview fans’ favourite games and provide video reports from the show floor. Finally, the Assassin’s Creed III® and Far Cry® 3 teams released two Road To E3 videos showcasing their preparation for the event, and are inviting fans to post their questions on their respective Facebook pages.
Those unable to attend E3 in person can watch the Ubisoft press conference live on YouTube, or embed the live feed on their own sites. Exclusive backstage videos and free content will also be available on http://uplay.com/e3.
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the launch date for METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection, coming to the Playstation®Vita system on June 12. From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection includes two beloved classics, METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater. Featuring stunning, upgraded graphics from the original releases on the PlayStation®2, both titles include Transfarring. Players can transfer and save data from their PlayStation®3 METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection to their PlayStation®Vita system and start the action from where they left off.
METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection for the PlayStation®Vita allows fans to experience the series like never before with optimized controls that take full advantage of the Vita’s unique touch-screen and rear touchpad. Using just their fingers, gamers can zoom in on captivating cut-scenes, peek around corners, interrogate enemies, cycle through weapons, and perform rapid attacks with their knife.
METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection will be available for the Playstation®Vita system on June 12.
Fan-Favorites from Hideo Kojima‘s Legendary Franchise Hit the PlayStation®Vita System in June
Just in time for Father’s Day and Graduation, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the launch month for METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection, coming to the Playstation®Vita system this June. From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection includes two beloved classics, METAL GEAR SOLID 2: Sons of Liberty and METAL GEAR SOLID 3: Snake Eater. Featuring stunning, upgraded graphics from the original releases on the PlayStation®2, both titles include Transfarring, where players can transfer save data from their PlayStation®3 METAL GEAR SOLID HD Collection to their PlayStation®Vita system and start the action from where they left off.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for the PlayStation®Vita allows fans to experience the series like never before with optimized controls that take full advantage of the Vita’s unique touch-screen and rear touchpad. Using just their fingers, gamers can zoom in on captivating cut-scenes, peek around corners, interrogate enemies, cycle through weapons/items, as well as perform quick attacks with their knife.
A remastered version of the ‘classic’ original is coming this ‘fall’ in North America.
USA Weekly Chart
Week Ending 21st Apr 2012
|31||The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout||X360||THQ||Sports||77|
|32||Grand Theft Auto IV||X360||Take-Two Interactive||Action||208|
|33||Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception||PS3||Sony Computer Entertainment||Action||25|
|34||Dead Island||PS3||Deep Silver||Action||33|
|35||Batman: Arkham City||PS3||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||Action||27|
|36||NBA 2K12||PS3||Take-Two Interactive||Sports||29|
|37||Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention||PSV||Nippon Ichi Software||Role-Playing||1|
|38||Wii Sports Resort||Wii||Nintendo||Sports||143|
|39||Wii Fit Plus||Wii||Nintendo||Sports||133|
|40||Pokemon Black / White Version||DS||Nintendo||Role-Playing||59|
|41||Mass Effect 2||X360||Electronic Arts||Role-Playing||117|
|42||Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City||PS3||Capcom||Shooter||5|
|43||Halo: Reach||X360||Microsoft Game Studios||Shooter||84|
|44||Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13||X360||Electronic Arts||Sports||4|
|45||Kinect Sports||X360||Microsoft Game Studios||Sports||77|
|46||Battlefield 3||PS3||Electronic Arts||Shooter||26|
|47||Zumba Fitness||X360||Majesco Entertainment||Sports||75|
|48||Monster High: Ghoul Spirit||DS||THQ||Adventure||26|
|49||New Super Mario Bros.||DS||Nintendo||Platform||310|
|50||Mass Effect 3||PS3||Electronic Arts||Role-Playing||7|
|51||Super Mario Galaxy||Wii||Nintendo||Platform||232|
|52||Batman: Arkham City||X360||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||Action||27|
|53||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||PS3||Bethesda Softworks||Role-Playing||24|
|54||Mario Kart DS||DS||Nintendo||Racing||336|
|55||Final Fantasy XIII-2||PS3||Square Enix||Role-Playing||12|
|56||Twisted Metal||PS3||Sony Computer Entertainment||Action||10|
|57||Gears of War 3||X360||Microsoft Game Studios||Shooter||31|
|58||Just Dance 3||X360||Ubisoft||Misc||29|
|59||FIFA Soccer 12||PS3||Electronic Arts||Sports||30|
|61||Just Dance 2||Wii||Ubisoft||Misc||80|
|62||Battlefield 3||PC||Electronic Arts||Shooter||26|
|63||FIFA Soccer 12||X360||Electronic Arts||Sports||30|
|64||LEGO Battles: Ninjago||DS||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||Strategy||54|
|65||Mass Effect 3||PC||Electronic Arts||Role-Playing||7|
|66||Mass Effect 2||PS3||Electronic Arts||Role-Playing||66|
|67||Red Dead Redemption||X360||Take-Two Interactive||Action||101|
|68||Devil May Cry HD Collection||PS3||Capcom||Action||3|
|69||Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure||X360||Activision||Action||27|
|70||PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond||Wii||Nintendo||Adventure||8|
|71||Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13||PS3||Electronic Arts||Sports||4|
|72||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||PC||Bethesda Softworks||Role-Playing||24|
|73||Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning||X360||Electronic Arts||Role-Playing||11|
|74||Country Dance: All Stars||X360||GameMill Entertainment||Misc||4|
|75||Mortal Kombat||PS3||Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment||Fighting||53|
|76||Your Shape featuring Jenny McCarthy||Wii||Ubisoft||Sports||126|
|77||NBA 2K12||Wii||Take-Two Interactive||Sports||29|
|78||Red Dead Redemption||PS3||Take-Two Interactive||Action||101|
|79||Star Wars: The Old Republic||PC||Electronic Arts||Role-Playing||18|
|80||Country Dance||Wii||GameMill Entertainment||Misc||56|
|81||Nickelodeon Team Umizoomi||DS||Take-Two Interactive||Action||25|
|82||Call of Duty: Black Ops||X360||Activision||Shooter||76|
|83||Super Mario 64 DS||DS||Nintendo||Platform||387|
|84||Monster High: Ghoul Spirit||Wii||THQ||Adventure||26|
|85||Just Dance Kids||Wii||Ubisoft||Misc||76|
|86||Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja STORM Generations||PS3||Namco Bandai Games||Fighting||6|
|87||UFC Undisputed 3||PS3||THQ||Fighting||10|
|88||Resident Evil 5||X360||Capcom||Action||163|
|90||Mass Effect||X360||Microsoft Game Studios||Role-Playing||231|
|91||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D||3DS||Nintendo||Adventure||44|
|92||The Sims 3: Pets||PC||Electronic Arts||Simulation||27|
|93||Pro Evolution Soccer 2012||PS3||Konami Digital Entertainment||Sports||30|
|94||Batman: Arkham Asylum||PS3||Eidos Interactive||Action||139|
|95||Michael Jackson: The Experience||Wii||Ubisoft||Misc||74|
|97||LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game||Wii||Disney Interactive Studios||Action||50|
|98||Midnight Club: Los Angeles||PS3||Take-Two Interactive||Racing||183|
|99||Batman: Arkham Asylum||X360||Eidos Interactive||Action||139|
|100||Uncharted: Golden Abyss||PSV||Sony Computer Entertainment||Action||10|
USA Pre-Order Chart
Week Ending 07th Apr 2012
|Pos||Name||Platform||Weeks to Launch||Weekly Change||Total|
|2||Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier||X360||7||10,355||256,625|
|4||Assassin’s Creed III||X360||30||17,535||139,765|
|6||Luigi’s Mansion 2||3DS||N/A||1,152||109,073|
|8||Max Payne 3||X360||6||3,938||105,195|
|9||Assassin’s Creed III||PS3||30||14,016||96,501|
|10||Max Payne 3||PS3||6||2,869||91,030|
|11||Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier||PS3||7||1,789||89,955|
|12||Final Fantasy XIV Online||PS3||N/A||224||70,793|
|15||The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings||X360||2||10,954||62,237|
|18||Guild Wars 2||PC||N/A||3,992||58,771|
|19||The Last Guardian||PS3||N/A||124||45,975|
|21||Darksiders II||X360||12||– Pro –|
|22||World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria||PC||N/A||– Pro –|
|23||StarHawk||PS3||5||– Pro –|
|24||Spec Ops: The Line||X360||12||– Pro –|
|25||Dragon’s Dogma||X360||7||– Pro –|
|26||Aliens: Colonial Marines||X360||N/A||– Pro –|
|27||Hitman: Absolution||X360||N/A||– Pro –|
|28||Darksiders II||PS3||12||– Pro –|
|29||Dragon’s Dogma||PS3||7||– Pro –|
|30||Spec Ops: The Line||PS3||12||– Pro –|
|31||Hitman: Absolution||PS3||N/A||– Pro –|
|32||Lollipop Chainsaw||PS3||N/A||– Pro –|
|33||Far Cry 3||X360||22||– Pro –|
|34||Garfield Gets Real||DS||N/A||– Pro –|
|35||The Professor’s Brain Trainer: Logic||DS||N/A||– Pro –|
|36||Sorcery||PS3||7||– Pro –|
|37||Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots||X360||N/A||– Pro –|
|38||Lollipop Chainsaw||X360||N/A||– Pro –|
|39||Sniper Elite V2||X360||N/A||– Pro –|
|40||Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time||PS3||N/A||– Pro –|
|41||Who Wants to be a Millionaire: 1st Edition||Wii||N/A||– Pro –|
|42||Jig-A-Pix: Wild World||DS||N/A||– Pro –|
|43||Aliens: Colonial Marines||PS3||N/A||– Pro –|
|44||Sniper Elite V2||PS3||N/A||– Pro –|
|45||Transformers: War for Cybertron 2||X360||N/A||– Pro –|
|46||Heavy Fire: Afghanistan||X360||N/A||– Pro –|
|47||Witch’s Wish||DS||N/A||– Pro –|
|48||Far Cry 3||PS3||22||– Pro –|
|49||Transformers: War for Cybertron 2||PS3||N/A||– Pro –|
|50||Borderlands 2||PC||24||– Pro –|