PS Vita firmware 3.00 introduces PS4 connectivity !

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PS Vita 3.00 will introduce the ability to connect to PS4. New for 3.00 is the PS4 Link app which enables Remote Play and Second Screen features from the portable. You’ll also be able to Party Chat with PS4 players.

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Valhalla Knights 3: Character Class Trailer

Embark on an adventure through a massive prison and fight against the evil tyrant ruling within. Get to know the various classes that you can select when creating your character in Valhalla Knights 3, which launches for PS Vita on October 15th.

PS Vita Now $199.99 in North America – PlayStation.Blog

PS Vita New Price

PS Vita New Price

I’m excited to announce that the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) system is now available for $199.99 MSRP in North America, making it a compelling value for gamers. With some amazing games coming out in the next few months, including Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway, along with connectivity to the PlayStation 4 (PS4) system through “Remote Play,” now is the perfect time to become a PS Vita owner.

The brand new price applies to all PS Vita systems available at retail, including the limited edition PS Vita Walking Dead bundle that launches this week. We’re also dropping the price of the PS Vita memory cards, as you can see in the chart below.

Along with the new price, we’re currently celebrating PS Vita with two promotions on the PlayStation Store. The PS Vita Japanese Games Sale , running through August 26, offers discounts of up to 50% off on PS Vita games from Japanese developers, including Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Muramasa Rebirth. PS Plus members can enjoy up to 75% off in the Japanese Game Sale. Additionally, four of the summer’s most anticipated PS Vita titles will launch as part of PS Vita Summer Select , running from August 20 through September 16, with launch week discounts of 20 percent off for PS Plus members. Games featured in PS Vita Summer Select include Spleunky from Mossmouth and Dragon Fantasy: Book II from Muteki Corporation.

Beyond the 900+ games currently playable on PS Vita, we also have a strong slate of content on the way from our third party and indie partners, including games like Rayman Legends, Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate, FIFA 14, Luftrausers, Terraria, KickBeat, Stick it To The Man, Lone Survivor, and Proteus. Phew!

I’m excited to announce that the PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) system is now available for $199.99 MSRP in North America, making it a compelling value for gamers. With some amazing games coming out in the next few months, including Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway, along with connectivity to the PlayStation 4 (PS4) system through “Remote Play,” now is the perfect time to become a PS Vita owner.

The brand new price applies to all PS Vita systems available at retail, including the limited edition PS Vita Walking Dead bundle that launches this week. We’re also dropping the price of the PS Vita memory cards, as you can see in the chart below.

Memory Card Size

Previous Price

New Price

Memory Card for PS Vita 4GB

$19.99

$14.99

Memory Card for PS Vita 8GB

$29.99

$19.99

Memory Card for PS Vita 16GB

$59.99

$39.99

Memory Card for PS Vita 32GB

$99.99

$79.99

Along with the new price, we’re currently celebrating PS Vita with two promotions on the PlayStation Store. The PS Vita Japanese Games Sale , running through August 26, offers discounts of up to 50% off on PS Vita games from Japanese developers, including Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Muramasa Rebirth. PS Plus members can enjoy up to 75% off in the Japanese Game Sale. Additionally, four of the summer’s most anticipated PS Vita titles will launch as part of PS Vita Summer Select , running from August 20 through September 16, with launch week discounts of 20 percent off for PS Plus members. Games featured in PS Vita Summer Select include Spleunky from Mossmouth and Dragon Fantasy: Book II from Muteki Corporation.

Beyond the 900+ games currently playable on PS Vita, we also have a strong slate of content on the way from our third party and indie partners, including games like Rayman Legends, Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate, FIFA 14, Luftrausers, Terraria, KickBeat, Stick it To The Man, Lone Survivor, and Proteus. Phew!

PS Vita Now $199.99 in North America – PlayStation.Blog.

Killzone: Mercenary Closed Multiplayer Beta: Sign-Ups Now Live – PlayStation.Blog

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Killzone: Mercenary on PS Vita

Sign-ups for the Killzone: Mercenary closed beta start today! Enter here for a chance to be selected as one of the few participants in the exclusive multiplayer closed beta.

Candidates have until 2:00PM PDT on Wednesday, July 17th to sign up for the public’s first look at Mercenary’s impressive multiplayer package. If chosen to participate, you will receive an email with directions on how to get started.

Mercenary’s multiplayer suite will provide players with a diverse range of weapons, grenades, armor, and special VAN-Guard devices enabling the player to customize their multiplayer load-out slots. This customization supports the tactical element of the game; will you armor yourself up and go in like a tank, or take a more precise approach and assassinate enemies stealthily?

No matter your tactical approach, Mercenary’s multiplayer beta will give gamers an early look into the power and promise of PS Vita as the optimal handheld platform for first-person shooters.

Salivating yet? Sign up now before all slots are filled.

Killzone: Mercenary Closed Multiplayer Beta: Sign-Ups Now Live – PlayStation.Blog.

PS Vita System Software Update (v.2.10)

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.

PS Vita v2.10: Folders

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.

PS Vita v2.10: FoldersPS Vita v2.10: Folders

For additional information on PS Vita update v2.10, including how to update your system, please visit this page when the update goes live.

PS Vita System Software Update (v.2.10) – PlayStation Blog.

System Software Update For PS Vita 2.01

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PlayStation®Vita System Software Update

PS 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.

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Main features in system software update version 2.01

PlayStation®Network

(near)

  • “near” has been redesigned to improve its usability.

(Browser)

  • The display speed of Web pages has been improved.
  • You can now use a pointer to open links. > See details
  • Support for HTML5 and JavaScript has been enhanced.

(Content Manager)

  • 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

(Maps)

  • You can now display weather information on the map for areas where it is available. > See details

(Email)

  • (Email) application has been added. You can start the application from the home screen. > See details

(Settings)

  • 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

Games

  • [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

(Friends)

  • 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.

(Group Messaging)

  • More varieties of file formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG and MPO) are now supported as attachments to messages.

(Trophies)

  • 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.

(Browser)

  • You can now tweet the currently displayed page. > See details
  • You can now open the browser without pausing playing a game.

(Videos)

  • 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.

(Settings)

  • [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].

Other

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.

Notices

  • 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.

Update Methods

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.

Update using Wi-Fi >>

Perform the update using the Wi-Fi feature of the PS Vita system.

Update by connecting to a PS3™ system >>

Use the network feature of a PS3™ system to download the latest update file via the Internet.

Update by connecting to a PC >>

Use the computer’s network feature (Windows® / Mac) to download the latest update file via the Internet.

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Over 100 Classic PlayStation Titles Explode onto PlayStation Vita – to enhance the ultimate games collection with games priced from only £0.99

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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

PSP –

  • 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

minis –

  • 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.