Monday, December 15, 2014

Oddworld Returns to Vita

Back in 2001, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee hit the Microsoft Xbox and now over a decade later Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD is hitting PlayStation Vita. (Yes, this did hit consoles in 2012, but we can forget about that for now.) This 3D platformer is going to be portable for the first time and hits PSN tomorrow for North America. We have some screens for this version below. We should have price details shortly.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Xeodrifter is No Longer in Captivity

If you are hankering for a 2D Metroid-style game on the 3DS, Nintendo might not be helping in that area, but Renegade Kid is. Xeodrifter just hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop earlier this week for $9.99. Differing from the standard Metroid-style, Xeodrifter will have players jumping back and forth between the front and page plains in this speedy, 2D side scroller. Check out the trailer and screens below for a closer look.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Future Looks Grim for Vita

During the PlayStation Experience keynote, Double Fine confirmed that the classic adventure game Grim Fandango Remastered would be coming to PlayStation Vita on Jan. 27, 2015 alongside the console and PC releases. Along with this, it was also announced that Broken Age would see a Vita release when Act 2 hits early in 2015. The company also revealed Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition would be coming to Vita and other consoles.

I'm thrilled to see Double Fine getting behind PlayStation Vita, as I believe these games would be a great fit. Check out the latest teaser and screens for Grim Fandango Remastered and see if you agree.

Eat Princesses Like a Boss!

Boss! from Fair Play Labs hits PlayStation Vita via PSN today. This 2D beat'em up has you taking the role of a monster who is only interested in destroying kingdoms and eating princesses. Players get to design their own monster (or boss) who gets set loose on a kingdom to tear apart all the would-be heroes attempting to strike it down. Boss monsters have special powers and skills that can be customized by spending coins collected during their rampages. If you're interested, here's a trailer and some screens for Boss! to view below.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Vita Enters Age of Ultratron

No, this is not a Marvel movie. Ultratron is a wicked-looking twin-stick shooter originally developed by Puppygames that is now coming to PlayStation Vita (PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and Steam, too) in 2015 from Curve Digital. Much like Titan Attacks! before it, Curve is taking over the development and publishing duties of the console versions.

One aspect of the game that stood out to me was the adaptive difficulty that cranks up for better players to give them more of a challenge. If you'd like to see more, check out the trailer and screens for Ultratron below.

Reverb Triple XP Showing Off Double Vita Dose

Project Root is a free-roaming, overhead shooter coming to PlayStation Vita (PS4 and Xbox One also) in 2015 from Reverb Triple XP. The PC version has been out for a while, but this is the first time the game will be available on consoles. It will be playable at the PlayStation Experience on Saturday and Sunday this week. For now, enjoy the trailer and screens.

The action platformer, Fenix Rage, will also be shown at the PlayStation Experience this weekend. It's also planned for a 2015 Vita release, though more details will be revealed in time. For now, enjoy a trailer of the PC version.