Sony starts off their Japan Press Conference by showing off the newly redesigned PS Vita. Coming in various different colors (Black, Yellow, Blue, Red, White, Gray), the new system will be 20 percent lighter, 15 percent thinner and have a battery life that is about an hour longer then the previous incarnation of the PS Vita.
The handheld will run for 19,929 yen, which is about $200 and come with 1 GB memory card. No word on if it is coming to the U.S.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix comes out September 13 on PS3.
Get ready to make some room, Rockstar Games has announced in a Q & A that GTA V will require an mandatory install on consoles. The Xbox 360 will come with two discs: an install disc and a disc to play the game on. Once Xbox 360 players install the game they only need to use one disc to play the game. The PS3 version will come with one disc. On both consoles, the install will take up about 8 GB of space.
Rockstar also details how you play with the three main characters:
When you’re not on a mission, you can freely switch in real-time to any of the three characters to drop in and out of their lives letting you see what they’re up to. And because they have their own schedules, you’ll never know what they might be doing – you might drop in on Michael in the middle of a family dispute, interrupt Franklin chatting up some ladies, or Trevor on the run from the law – or whatever else these guys do in their free time… How and when you switch between characters when you’re not on a mission is completely up to you.
You can also find one of the other two characters when not on missions:
Having found them, (or simply after calling them up and arranging to meet them), you’ll certainly be able to hang out with them, annoy them should you choose, and maybe even assault them, but you won’t be able to kill them. They all have remarkable powers of recovery and good health insurance.
Grand Theft Auto V comes out September 17th.
Yesterday, Sony announced that the Playstation Store on the PS Vita would be getting a brand new Indie Games section like the PS3. To celebrate, a new trailer has been released showing off all the great indie games on and coming to the Vita.
I have had a PS Vita since day one and always felt that the system was a great place downloadable and indie games. With more than year within the Vita’s life cycle, it great to see the catalog of indie games Sony has built already. More trailers like this are necessary to show how special the Vita is and perhaps if they threw these into a couple of television commercials they might see more sales.
Scorpions, Sword fights, Guns, Half-Naked 300 God King rip-off guy and Eye Laser, Bleeding Giant. Nuff said.
Killer is Dead comes out for Xbox 360 and PS3 this summer.
I am just going to say that at one point in this gameplay video Deadpool pulls a bouncy house out of thin air for no other reason than jumping on it.
The gameplay for the new Deadpool game looks like you basic hack and slash fun, but it is Deadpool 4th wall breaking comedy that really makes the game stand out. Between Deadpool’s inner monologue with multiple personalities and mocking classic video game tropes that we have come to accept, this game might just be worth it just to hear Deadpool speak. Also, “Laws of physics be damned”.
Deadpool arrives tomorrow, June 25, for PS3 and Xbox.
Update: Launch Trailer
Sony released a new video detailing some the features for the new PS4 Interface. With all the games shown, online requirements and used game DRM talked about, honestly this is what I am looking forward to most on the PS4. Sony seems to have learned from the past 6 years with the PS3 and built a better ecosystem for the PS4. The video shows of some great features such as notification for what trophies your friends have earned, recording and sharing videos, cross game chat, being able to download single and multiplier portions of a game separately and more. The best part is that all these features are possible without having to interrupt your game.
Look forward to the PS4 launching sometime is Holiday.