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Something About Japan: Vita’s price drop, Soul Sacrifice and Phantasy Star Online 2

EDGE - Our weekly Japan column checks the health of PS Vita in the east, takes a look at some of its forthcoming games and, um, discovers one developer’s preferred breast size. (Culture, Phantasy Star Online 2, Soul Sacrifice)

sinncross  +   945d ago
I hope Phantasy Star and Soul Sacrifice get the hardware moving (with the price cut).
sherimae2413  +   944d ago
i cant wait till wednesday to see the next media create sales
ps3vita4life  +   945d ago
I see great things in the ps vita's future, great things!!! I hope that along with a price slash, Sony and third party developers announce new games for the Vita this year and next year. My wishlist is:

Uncharted 2 Vita
God of War Vita
Infamous Vita
Assassin's Creed 2 Vita
Grand Theft Auto Vita
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Neckbear  +   944d ago
I'd rather the Vita have imaginative and original games instead of most likely lackluster and tacky entries in well-established home console series that most likely will get a lot of things wrong in execution and even concept just there for the sake of being there.
Godchild1020  +   944d ago
I don't know if you played Uncharted Golden Abyss, but the game was great minus the touch controls. But the touch controls was there because it was a launch title and they wanted to show off the features of the Vita.

The God of war games on the PSP were great (Ghost of Sparta being the better of the 2, IMO) and if you played any of them, you would like to see another one on the handheld platform.

Assassin's Creed on the Vita was great, it's just the Online portion of the game that was a real let down. I think with how the Vita version did/doing, Ubisoft will make a better game. Just think of AC1 to AC2.

I enjoyed GTA on the PSP and its GTA, so it will do well no matter what.

Some games are great on the big screen, but others are great on the go, but I guess that is where remote play will come in when the PS4 launches.
megamanX2  +   944d ago
yeah those kind of games are exactly why the vita is dying.
miyamoto  +   944d ago
to all sales figures obsessed people particularly Nintendo fanakids:

play games not sales figures
that should be you reason for being a real gamer
stop giving video gamers a bad name
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a_bro  +   944d ago
its "dying" because it needs a damn price cut on the hardware and the memory cards, although its really not, especially when the PS4, when launched, is going to be there to compliment the vita.

the games are there. there have been some pretty damn good games that released on the vita so far, except for the pieces of crap that was CoD and Resistance. glad Nihlistic is gone.
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Oh_Yeah  +   944d ago
Yeah I'd rather not have simplified versions of action/ shooter console games on the vita, I'll take my console games on consoles.. If i want to play those games on vita I can just use remote play from ps3/4.
...Rpgs like soul sacrifice and games like tearaway is what I'm looking forward to.
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eferreira  +   944d ago
I don't understand that logic. "I'll take my console games on consoles." Why buy a 40 hour rpg for a handheld but not have a shooter on a handheld?

Not hating on your comment just find it weird that people buy psp's, ds's and others for these huge rpgs that I think would be better on a TV.
Oh_Yeah  +   944d ago
@eferreira I know it doesn't make the most sense but I guess it was pokemon that started the trend... If it weren't for pokemon I and many others wouldn't have got into handheld gaming as kids with the og gameboy and advance...Most of the games I got for handhelds were rpgs so I kinda look at them as mainly rpg machines because often then not the other games lacked alot of content compared to the console games while the rpgs were just packed. That's not all I want for the vita I'm just saying original ips that arnt based on console games is what I want to see.. Doesn't matter the genre... But of course a good amount of rpgs is a plus.
jon1234  +   944d ago
those are already games we can play on our ps3s, i want NEW games NEW IDEAS , NEW charcters.. NEW!
Qrphe  +   944d ago
I just wanna see tons of Japanese titles localized. That's what made me enjoy the hell out of the PSP.
sherimae2413  +   944d ago
well as far as i know sony bend is making another AAA game for the vita and will also have multiplayer.... the question is what game is it and when will be it officially announce? perhaps in e3...
and maybe some vita games that we unexpected to come...
Godchild1020  +   944d ago
Those are all the wrong, but good questions. The real question is when will it be released? We can get all that information tomorrow and not be able to play it until next year or later this year. It's the waiting time to play/purchase the game that gets to you, not the waiting for the game to be announced.
sherimae2413  +   944d ago
yeah ur right oni-chan, but i want to know what game is it
do you think its another uncharted?
and how does it long to make a AAA game for the vita?
sorry for asking ^_^
Godchild1020  +   944d ago
It could be another Uncharted, maybe a Syphon Filter or a new IP. I would take a new Syphon Filter or a new IP for this year and maybe another uncharted next year (One year between Uncharted games on the vita is too much).

I think it could be a year or two, since the Vita is a lot easier to developer for than the PS3. But it all comes down to, if they already had a concept and story before completing and shipping Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Killzone Mercenary has been in production for about 2 and a half years (Going off, being hinted at in 2011), but that is coming from a developer that hasn't worked on the Vita before and having to modify the PS3 killzone engine to work on the Vita, but then you got Tecmo, who is porting DOA5+ in like a little less than a year. And Nihilistic who made BO:Declassified in maybe 6 or so months.

It all comes down to the developers, how many staff members are working on it, concept, story, quality, engine and many other things.

Disclaimer: This is based off of opinion and not to be consider a fact or true.
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talocaca  +   944d ago
I DEMAND a God of war for Vita!!! I expect good numbers from Soul sacrifice....but with about 1 million Vita's in Japan it won't be huge.

Very interested in attach ratios and how much hardware it moves!!! the bundle here is a pretty good deal!!!
himdeel  +   944d ago
I want God of War and inFamous on the Vita. I too am also very excited about Soul Sacrifice.
bacrec1  +   944d ago
Dear Vita,

You're an awesome powerful handheld, but where are the games!!
Fullmetalevolust  +   944d ago
How about we get the soul sacrifice demo the japanese psn got months ago? I honestly don't care if it's all in japanese, just wanna get my hands on it and see how it plays even if it's a garanteed buy, it's not on everyone's list.
talocaca  +   944d ago
Played the demo on my Japanese account. It is surprisingly long...more like a prologue than a demo!

I think it is excellent but HARD. The coolest mechanic might be how you can control your character after you die.

Graphics are pretty amazing too....it will be interesting to see how it compares to MH4.

Also, here they are releasing a double pack that includes to full retail copies for about 60bucks...interesting experiment for a multi player heavy game.
DarkZane  +   944d ago
April 30th can't come soon enough. Soul Sacrifice looks awesome.

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