Hey, Europe! Like North America, there are plenty of fancy demos available this week including Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2, Little Big Planet 2 and Lords of Arcana.
Europe also has a boatload of deals from Namco, EA, SEGA, and Square-Enix, so you can check all of those out after the jump with the rest of the update.
Christmas is this weekend! What do you want to play on Christmas Day? Dead Space 2 Demo! Or you can just play it now, since the demo for Dead Space 2 is up on PSN right now! Or Maybe you perfer some RPG in your Christmas, Mass Effect 2 demo! But wait, there’s another demo! Little Big Planet 2! Yeah you better be ready to get some sneak peaks into 2011!
What? You want to play full games you say? Well check out the PSOne Classic Front Mission 3 ($5.99) that went up today. Oh, and a Lords of Arcana Demo! Oh wait, that’s not a full game. Oh well, take a look in the future and have a little fun for free this week!
Otherwise, there are also some deals for Sonic Adventure ($4.99) and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 ($9.99), anda bunch of other games. You can check out the full update after the jump.
We have our first look at Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection on the PSP, which Square-Enix announced last week, after the jump! The trailer seems to mainly focus on Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, with only a few glimpses of the original Final Fantasy IV.
While the title does reuse the CG scenes made for the DS version of Final Fantasy IV, there has been no mention of the voice acting making the jump. Hopefully they will bring them back, since the voice acting was pretty good. But using sprites might make it difficult to line up the dialog.
The title is set for 2011 in Japan, but has yet to be announced for the North American or European regions.
While we still have to wait till 2011 for the release of Parasite Eve: The 3rd Birthday, Japan will be seeing the game launch next week! And in celebration, Square-Enix has put out a final trailer, which you can find after the jump.
With the series being absent for so long, we have to ask if we will be seeing another title. But of course, it all depends on the sales.
“We’re thinking about it, but it depends on the reception of this title. It’s difficult for the shooting genre to become a big hit in Japan, but through the development of this title I’ve come to see a direction for the next title,” said Nomura.
If it does pull through with enough numbers, Nomura said that the title will appear on consoles. He saids the title would be more like the “movie version,” where The 3rd Birthday is more like an “overseas drama.”
In case you already don’t already have enough versions of Final Fantasy IV to choose from, Final Fantasy IV is being remade for the PlayStation Portable! If you have already picked up the DS one, then you should still probably take a look at this title. The PSP release will feature revamped 2D graphics and an all new scenario.
This scenario links Final Fantasy IV to the episodic sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years which will also be included on the UMD. Other details have yet to be announced.
Fun story, I actually just beat Final Fantasy IV on the Nintendo DS. It is cool to see this, and if I ever do get a PSP, I might consider picking it up. It is a nice alternative to the huge bill that Final Fantasy IV: The After Years produces after purchasing all of the episodes on WiiWare.
You can check out the scan from V Jump magazine, after the break.
With the original Valkyria Chronicles, growth was more focused on classes rather than individual character. And while Valkyria Chronicles won’t be getting rid of the class system for the third entry, it will be making some major changes to it.
Like in Valkyria Chronicles 2, players will have five classes including the Armored Soldier, Scout, Shocktrooper, Lancer, and Engineer. The big difference is that each individual character can freely change between these classes. Although SEGA hints that certain characters will perform better as certain classes.
Now, when applying experience points, your entire squad benefits, rather than a single class. Players upgrade five different parameters which apply to their entire unit.
While SEGA is keeping the potential element for each individual character, SEGA is adding different sections of potentials. “Personal Potentials” are strictly story line related and cannot be changed. Players do have more freedom over “Battle Potentials”, which can be chosen by the via the “Master Table”. If players play their cards right, they can unlock “High Potentials”, which are rarer than the standard.
Considering we got Valkyria Chronicles 2 a good six months later than Japan, it could be awhile till we see the title despite a January release for our Eastern friends. In the mean time, you can check out some new screens and concept art over on andriasang.
Heya Europe! Get ready for some PlayStation Store update goodness!
If you still haven’t made use of the Prince of Persia deals that were available last week, tehen they are still available for purchasing at discount prices. The downloaded PlayStation 3 title Dead Nation (£9.99/€12.99) is available, along with Tron Evolution (£23.99/€29.99) for the PSP. Otherwise, there isn’t much.
Check out the full update after the jump.
Oh, Sony actually updated the PlayStation Network at a reasonable time! Unfortunately, there isn’t really anything worth jumping for joy.
PlayStation Portable owners can download the demo for No Heroes Allowed!, along with some new DLC for Little Big Planet on the PSP. On both PSP and PlayStation 3 you can get two new PSOne import titles, Blockids ($5.99) and Dezaemon Plus ($5.99).
You can check out the full update after the jump.
Hey, Europe! Unfortunately, no Black Friday deals for you, but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy some savings! Those who are looking to dive into the Prince of Persia series can find a handful of deals, including Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on PSP (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £15.99/€19.99) and Prince of Persia Classic (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99).
If you are looking for some new content, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (£7.99/€9.99) is available, along with the PSOne Classic Miracle Space Race (£2.39/€2.99)
You could save your money on a bunch of old stuff, but why not buy new things? Explore the unexplored… or not. This week mostly consists of old games reappearing, titles like Spelunker HD ($9.99) and Dragon’s Lair ($9.99). You can also check out the PlayStation One classics Arc the Lad 2 and Arc Arena: Monster Tournament (bundled for $8.99).
You can check out the full update after the jump.