In case you haven’t been tracking my coverage of this game, Venus and Braves was a PS2 game that involved the main protagonist being immortal as he goes through the adventure of life with his party members dying through the progress of the game due to old age. It’s unique ideas on the JRPG tropes game it a cult following, So much show that the game is getting a PSP remake with a brand new mode that lets you play the game with various characters of Namco’s Tales of series. The company confirmed today, much to the joy of people not wanting to pay high taxes to improt thatthe game will be hitting JP PSN. The game will be priced at ¥4,700 (£36.50 & $56.46) which is cheaper than the ¥5,229 retail release. The game’s demo is now avaliabe from JP PSN as well as Dengeki Bunko’s website.
Beyond Good and Evil was a cult hit released by Ubisoft that was well recieved by gaming publications but didn’t sell very well to the dissapointment of its fans. After demand for a sequel following the adventures of Jade the Photographer, Ubisoft announced last fall a HD port of the game for XBLA and PSN. The first trailer for the game was released today and while nothing’s official, it seems that this game won’t be the only game to chronicle Jade’s life. The trailer can be viewed after the jump.
If anyone knows how to catch a gamer’s eye, it is Double Fine. Founded by Tim Schafer, the developer has consistently made great games. Unfortunately, they haven’t had much to show for it in sales.
Even if you don’t plan on picking up any of their titles, they are still interesting just to look at, like their upcoming title Stacking for XBLA and PSN. If you don’t know what stacking is… well you should just hit the videos over on VG247. It is definitely a strange game.
I’m not sure if it’s weird that I’m getting a Mission Impossible 64 vibe from this game. Maybe it is all the walking around and face switching.
The title is set to release early this year, so it won’t be long until you can get it in your hands.
BUT NOT EUROPE! Ah-Hem, Squaresoft confirmed today that Xenogears, Vagrant Story, Legends of Mana and Threads of Fate will be released on NA PSN. The ESRB have rated the games for the PSP & PS3 which are usually the first sign of games being released with Sony Computer Entertainment America being the publisher. There are no confirmed release dates however there may be a chance this coincides with the PSN release of Chrono Cross which is being released in JP PSN (With a chance of an overseas release).
After MUCH harassing from fans everywhere and to celebrate to celebrate the 20,000th follower of Sony’s Japanese Twitter account, Sony has finally caved in and announced the PSN release that everyone has been waiting for ever since PS1 downloads were announced as being avalaible for PSN: Chrono Cross. Squeenix said the announcement was long overdue and tat this was the perfect time to announce it. Unfortunatly, this release has only been confirmed for Japan so far. There is a large backlog of excellent PS1 games that are avalaible on JP PSN that have not been brought out overseas (Einhander, Rakugaki Showtime, Policenauts and Suikoden II to name a few) however perhaps if the demand is great enough then an overseas release may be possible (It may even be in the works right now.Probably best to bug Square Enix for good measure).
Costume Quest was the latest game from the Legendary Game creator Tim Schafer (His previous works include Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, Brutal Legend, the list is endless). Yesterday the game recieved it’s first DLC pack entitled “Grubbin’s On Ice” on XBLA which can be bought for 400MSP. The DLC will be released on PSN December 21st so it’s still playable in time for the Holiday season. Costume Quest can be bought from XBLA for 1200MSP and PSN for £8.99.
Source: Somewhere that is not Siliconera (AKA JoyStiq)
Rockin’ Android, who are best known for their goal of publishing various doujin games outside of Japan to an overseas audience such as Gundemonium confirmed that they have picked up cult favourites Quione 1 & Quione 2 for digital release over PSN. This also follows on from the annoucement a couple of months ago that Rockin’ Android had picked up Crescent Pale Mist for the PS3 & PSP. The pair of games can basically be described as Geometry Wars mixed with E4 giving it a very unique gameplay experience and one that deserves being looked into. Rockin’ Android have already released the frst game for the PC though this will be the first time that the sequel will be playable in English.
The Collection that was released last year is now making it’s way onto PSN. It’s unclear whether they are selling them together as one or separately, but both games are indeed going to be the 720p remastered versions released on disc. The only thing that won’t make it is all of the bonus materials that shipped on the disc version.
It’s pretty cool that we are actually seeing PS2 games on PSN, even if it isn’t the exact way I would have wanted it.
If you’re in Europe and have a PSN account, rejoice with this’s weeks updated deals after the jump. Of most notice to many will be Sonic 4′s Episode 1, which if I have been hearing correctly, our resident orange hedgehog that goes 62 MPH is demanding that all TSG gamers get.
If you love the INSANITY that is Crazy Taxi, then rejoice! XBLA and PSN versions of the game will be going up on the 24th and 23rd respectively. Crazy Taxi will cost gamers a mere $10 and “offer widescreen support with 720p HD graphics.”
Be aware that any licsenced music and trademarked companies like KFC and Pizza Hut will not be making a reappearance due to legal [insert excessively overused word to represent a great distaste that would probably alert the world's greatest censors over the situation that also keeps Earthbound off the Wii VC] “stuff”.