Looking for an interesting puzzle game? Well you’ve come to the right place. Mad Blocker Alpha: Revenge of the Fluzzles is a puzzle game for Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable by Open Emotion Studios. It’s of the likes of classics such as Tetris, but throws a new twist into the mix.
Sony has just announced that they are releasing new Dual Packs this week for the whopping price of $14.99 USD. If you aren’t familiar of what dual packs are, they are basically two games in one package deals.
After more than a month of waiting, the PlayStation Store is once again restored- taken down in the aftermath of an external intrusion that took place April 20th, 2011. Although the store is back up, some people might have a hard time trying to get in due to the high amount of users attempting to access the store immediately upon it’s relaunch.
In addition, Sony’s promised Welcome Back package is notably MIA- supposedly in the final stages of testing but available for all to enjoy soon enough. For a brief reminder of what that package curtails, we have an article detailing it here.
The next PlayStation Store and PlayStation Plus update will be this Friday, June 3, and then we will roll right into some special publishes starting next week for E3 (so be sure to check back daily!), says PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen.
My money’s riding that the update coming tomorrow will be the one that includes the Welcome Back bonuses, or at least prepare for the offer. Either way, we’ll be sure to keep updating on any new developments.
It looks like the PSN outage saga is beginning its long descent into obscurity, and I’ll bet Sony wants it that way- between the digital equivalent of a smash and grab and over a month of bad publicity, the tech giant has to be reeling from the damage.
Be sure to check out the source link, as it includes an expansive list of new content in the store that covers everything that missed its intended release due to the outage.
(Source: PlayStation Blog)
Banpresto is most famous for creating the Super Robot Wars series which is a widely regarded series of tactical role-playing games featuring various mecha characters from various animé series. They also collaborated with From Software to create the Another Century Episode series which featured the same borrowed mecha characters from Super Robot Wars but instead it has a focus on Zone of the Enders styled mech battles). Their next game was a cause of surprise to many when the president of the comapny announced that he has been working with Namco Bandai of a game called “Nendroid Generations” for the PSP. A Nendroid is a model of a humanoid figure with a large head in contrast to a disproportioned body (Take the example of Haruhi shown in the image for this article). Nendroid Generations will be helmed by the Good Smile company who are best known for creating various Nendroids themselves. So far, there will be representatives from their; Haruhi series, Fate/Stay Night series, Black Rock Shooter series and their Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series. As far as the battle system goes, various characters will be able to chain together their attacks which can change depending on who is in your group (Kind of like Chrono Trigger). Namco have also added; team attacks, dance mode, and a communication mode. Namco said in a statement that developement on the game is currently at 20% and that a release date should be expected sometime in the future.
Owners of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift for the PS3 or 360 can get the 1.03 patch for the game game that makes the game more like it’s arcade update: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II. BBCSII was originally included as an update to the arcade that game the game three new characters: Makato, Valkyhern and Platinum (The former two are avaliable on the console version through DLC while the latter will be released on the game say as the patch for $7.99 or alternativly 560MSP points) as well as providing better balance between characters which should shake up the official tier lists for a while. As well as making the game closer to the new arcade setting, more achievements/trophys will be added for Platinum, the ranked match interface will recieve a do-over, online play will be enhanced as well as fixing various bugs in the previous edition of the game. It hasn’t been confirmed when abouts in May the patch will be released however for those interested in more BlazBlue, Continuum Shift II will recieve an NA release for the 3DS and PSP on May 31st (In the meantime, Arcana Heart 3 comes out on PSN today!).
Persona 2 is the latest remake in the Shin Megami Tensei series to try and expand the range of the series to newer players. When the remake was announced, the fans of the original game were happy that they would be able to re-experience one of their favourite games in the series (Megaten has a weird Dichotomy going on in its fanbase) and now that the game is so close to its release (tommorow in Japan!), 4gamer released a trailer showing off all the new content in the remake. The video shows off; demon negotiation, cut-in animations, the new world map, the climax theater and more (including a brand new “Charisma Classroom”scenario). Anyone who wishes to the trailer for themselves can find it after the jump and anyone who wants details of the new scenario can find them here.
The NGP is on the way, but the PSP is far from dead. Over the last few months, titles like Parasite Eve The 3rd Birthday, Gods Eater Burst, Tactics Ogre, and Final Fantasy Dissidia Duodecim prove that the handheld still has some life in it. But now Sony Europe is giving you even more of a reason to pick it up: a price drop!
In all European regions except for the UK, the SRRP for the PSP will now be €129.99, a reduction from the previous €169.99. SCE UK commented on the lack of a price drop saying, “Since we in the UK are vulnerable to two exchange rate calculations, pounds into euro and euro into yen, we are not in a position to offer a similar cut in PSP for the UK.”
The PSP, while not entirely popular in the western regions throughout most its life, has quite the software library now. With the NGP lacking the ability to play UMD based games, it might still be worth picking one up.
For all you TitS fans out there (such as CaramelSlice), Falcom revealed the first trailer for the sequel to the PSP Remake of the second game in the Sora no Kiseki trilogy. At the end of the trailer, it’s revealed that the limited edition will contain the game as well as a Drama CD and two official Nendroids represnting Tio and Elle. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky will be hitting US shores March 29th and Trails of Blue will be released in Japan on September 29th.
Final Fantasy Type-0 is shaping up to be pretty unique in the plethora of other Final Fantasy titles. The PSP game will be an action RPG where you play as students at a magic school in a country that has just come under attack. here are several powers which are associated with specific persons in Final Fantasy Type-0, Dragons, Magic, Knights, and Science. The battles take place with you switching between different characters and performing combos and other actions based inputs. As usual, I am always interested in RPGs with a school based setting. This is shaping up to be an interesting one.
In a move that shocked EVERYONE, While Marvelous have been working on 30 second Hero for the PSP, Korea’s Video Game Rating board revealed the title “Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax” as a trademark for XBLA. The trademark was put down by Microsoft which is interesting considering that Cyberfront Korea usually publishes the series (Half Minute Hero and Hero 30 were originally trademarked by Cyberfront). However this is a minor issue at best considering that cross trademarkig has occured before. For anyone hoping for an English release, the name has also been trademarked by Australia’s ratings board so HMH fans may be in luck this time.