Monthly Archives: July 2011
President of Sony Computer Japan, Hiroshi Kawano, has announced, via the PlayStation Vita Community, that PlayStation Vita will be showcased at Sony’s booth at Tokyo Game Show this year. Sony will also give attendees some time with the system.
In his post, Kawano also assured that details such as release date and launch lineup will be answered.
An article on Yahoo! Japan has claimed that Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice will be coming to PlayStation Vita. The article had reported Disgaea 3: Return as a launch title for the system but mention of the game has since been removed.
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice was originally released on the PlayStation 3 in 2008 and was supported by many add-on downloadable content. The game’s sequel, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, was released in Japan in February; a North American release is scheduled for September 6.
Acquire has shared some details about their Shinobido 2: Tales of Ninja. The game is set in the Sengoku period and follows the story of Zen, a new protagonist, who is on a quest for revenge against the ninja clan that had betrayed him. Siliconera also reports that Shinobido 2: Tales of Ninja will have “a branching storyline and multiple endings that change depending on the player’s actions.”
Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja has been confirmed for release in Japan but no international release has been announced.
The Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja gallery can be found here.
Square Enix is currently looking into the possibility of porting the MMORPG, Final Fantasy XI to PlayStation Vita, game’s former lead developer, Hiromichi Tanaka, told Famitsu in an interview. This sounds like a good idea however, Tanaka also states that it is not certain plans will go through.
Final Fantasy XI has been a somewhat successful MMORPG with over 2 million registered characters. It’s successor, Final Fantasy XIV, was released on the PC September last year, but was met with generally negative reactions. A PlayStation 3 version will come sometime in the future.
Sony showed off the PlayStation Vita’s facial recognition software during a presentation at yesterday’s Game Tools and Middleware event in Tokyo. The system is being referred to by Sony as ‘Face Control’ according to 4Gamer. The company also hopes to implement facial control into future games.
The below video comes from yesterday’s presentation and shows the use of Face Control in the form of video chat where people can talk to each other through 3D avatars. The PlayStation Vita is able to recognise the user’s facial movements and then project that to that avatar.