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Sumioni releases in Japan on February 9

Sumioni is a game we haven’t heard of much since Tokyo Game Show back in September (I was thinking about it earlier today as well!). Sumioni is Acquire’s second PlayStation Vita title and is a 2D action game which gets players to draw onto their PS Vita touch screen in order to create platforms and perform skills.

Acquire announced that it will release in Japan on February, not too far from the PlayStation Vita’s launch on December 17. A Western release has not been announced, but Siliconera has been told by creative director, Richie Casper, that Sumioni has a “better than average” chance of being localised.

New PS3 update to add PS Vita support

The PlayStation 3 version 4.00 firmware update released earlier today will add PlayStation Vita support. With the new firmware update, you will be given the ability to share files between the systems, backup your PS Vita to the PS3 and use the PS3′s network connection to update the PS Vita firmware. All this can be done by connecting the two systems via a USB cable.

PS Vita will not support Game Archives at launch

Sony has confirmed that early buyers, via a Q&A, that the PlayStation Vita will not support Game Archives. Game Archives refers to the PsOne Classics and TurboGrafx-16 collection available on the PlayStation Network. Andriasang has provided the following translations:

Q. Can Vita play PlayStation Game Archives games?

A. It won’t be supported at the time of the PS Vita launch. Regarding future support, we’ll share details later.

US pricing for PS Vita memory cards

We’ve talked a little about the PlayStation Vita memory cards in the past before. We know that there will be games that will require a memory card to run. Now we have an idea as to how much each of the available memory cards will cost. GameStop’s pricing are as follows:

  • 4GB – $29.99
  • 8GB – $44.99
  • 16GB – $69.99
  • 32GB – $119.99

See here an idea of what games will and will not require a memory card.

Konami publishing New Little King’s Story in Europe

Konami have announced that it will be publishing New Little King’s Story, originally The King, Demon King, and the Seven Princesses: New King in Japanese, in Europe. The game, a sequel to the original Little King’s Story on Nintendo Wii, has been given a release in 2012.

You can watch a trailer for New Little King’s Story here and can check out some screenshots after the break.

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