Latest Vita Firmware: 2.11
On December 17, 2011, a handheld was launched that took the hearts of many by storm. Despite it's ups and downs, the PlayStation Vita remains a handheld with a solid library, and this thread's purpose is to discuss the software released on a monthly basis.
09 - GuacameleeEU
Table Mini Golf
16 - Dragon Fantasy Book I
23 - Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R
Thomas Was Alone
Black Rock Shooter(PSP; US and certain territories)
30 - Soul Sacrifice
Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov's Revenge(Free with PS+)
10 - Guacamelee
19 - History: Legends of War
24 - Thomas Was Alone
Black Rock Shooter(PSP; Certain territories only)
Soul Sacrifice is one of the biggest upcoming titles(or even biggest games ever) the Vita has to offer. Developed by Marvelous AQL and Japan Studio, the game is designed by famous gaming industry figure Keiji Inafune and has a large cast of well known designers and composers behind it, including music from the always amazing Yasunori Mitsuda.
Prepare yourself for a brutal combat experience where every decision made will have consequential results. Soul Sacrifice is a co-op action game full of brutal combat and consequential gameplay choices. Take on the role of a slave who stumbles upon a forbidden book that allows its readers to relive epic battles between sorcerers and monsters of the past. In order to use the magic during fierce battles, the player must be willing to make a sacrifice in exchange -- ranging from personal belongings, a limb, or even a life. What price will you pay for power?
Guacamelee is the story of Mexico's Juan Aguacate, a down on his luck man who sets out to save the world when El Presidente's Daughter is kidnapped by an Evil Charro Skeleton. The story takes place in and around a small village in Mexico, and has the player travelling through alternate dimensions including "The World of the Dead" and "The World of Nightmares" on his quest to rescue the girl he loves.
The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters. Building a bridge between 2D open-world exploration games and complex fighting games, Guacamelee blur the boundaries between fighting and platforming by making many of the moves you perform useful for both traversal and combat. The game uses a dimension switching mechanic to wildly change the play area as you go, and offers co-operative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story.
The game is cross-buy(buy one, get both) and the Vita version of this game is special in the fact that you can use it as a controller for the PS3 version, or even a map as you play! Figure out where to go in your Mexican adventures, or sit down with a friend and take down your enemies with a friend using both your PS3 and Vita.
Out now! https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwo...ACAMELEE000000
18 - Slotter Mania V: Zettai Shouji II... There's nothing that big this month in Japan. Oboromuramasa and Sei Madou Monogatari just came out last week(3/28) and One Piece the week before.
25 - Kajiri Kamui Kagura: Akebono no Hikari
Labyrinth Cross Blood: Infinity
NextRev: Danishu Denki Koujishi Shiken
NextRev: Daisanshu Denki Shunin Gijutsusha Shiken
Sangoku Koisenki: Otome no Heihou!
TOEIC Test: Jissen Tokkun 2
Dead of Alive 5+ is one of the best ports the Vita has to offer. Beautiful graphics and 60fps on the go, means this is a fighting game on the Vita you want to get. With many unique features, including the new "picture mode", which allows you to freely take pictures of battle and a new touch mode, which allows you to fight an opponent in first person by tapping and swiping them, among many others. And if you're worried that the community on the Vita will die down quickly, worry not, since the game has both cross-save and cross-play, meaning you can carry your progress between your PS3 version of DOA5 and your Vita version of DOA5+ and even play with PS3 users on your Vita and vice versa. A game that is full of content that you DEFINITELY don't want to miss!
See more information in the OT: Dead or Alive 5 Plus |OT| ( + )( + )
Bought DOA5 last night.
Yum. Looks soooo good and the Vita d-pad makes it blissful to play.
DOA5+ look fantastic, like really good,one of the best port on Vita (on top with SW and VT4).
I will also vouch for this game. I only ever played DOA:D for 3ds and thats it for fighting games this whole gen and Im loving DOA5+
Feel like your Vita skills are up to the test? Then take part in this monthly challenge where we find out who among you is the best of the best. The winner of this challenge gets to choose which game gets highlighted as "Game of the Month" in next month's OT!
April Challenge: Quick, GAFman Origins!
The Challenge: Time Attack Challenge, Geyser Blowout
Objective: After you beat this level for the first time(first level), enter it again and you can punch the clock to initate the time trial. Hurry to the finish!
How to Enter: PM me a screenshot of your best time. In the event of a tie(possible), I'll randomly choose!
The cutoff date for this challenge is April 30th, 2013. Good luck!
How do I backup/transfer my games and saves to and from my PC/PS3?
Follow this guide.
Follow this other guide.
How do I switch accounts on my Vita?
Short Version -
First of all, note that:
1. A system can only be linked to one account at a time
2. A memory card can only be linked to one account at a time
To switch accounts, you must:
1. Restore the PS Vita System (Settings > Format > Restore)
2. Format the memory card (if you only have one) or swap in another memory card (if you have multiple)
Long Version here.
(Thanks to Kazerei and The Grim Heaper!)
What does system update X.0X do?
"Improve system stability", usually, unless noted otherwise.
What is PlayStation Plus? Why should I, as a Vita owner, care about it?
PS Plus is a subscription service that not only gives you access to extra perks to use for your PS Vita, but also grants you an Instant Game Collection of 6 games available to try out for free. These perks include:
-1 GB Cloud Storage for all your PS Vita Game saves (PS1/PSP saves are not allowed).
-Automatic Save uploads to the Cloud, Game Updates and Trophy syncs.
-The same features available for your PlayStation 3 console, only with even more games.
Is Persona 3 Portable as bad as people say it is?
It's not. There are some downgrades, unfortunately, but a lot of the gameplay tweaks make it a greater experience than Persona 3 FES in some aspects, while worse in others.
Upcoming Vita Games and Apps for 2013
Vita Compatible PS1 Classics
PlayStation Mobile Thread of Indie Games, and Apps on Android/Vita
Vita NeoGAF Game Reviews
Vita Wallpaper Thread
Vita Tips and Tricks
Dead or Alive 5 Plus |OT| ( + )( + )
Guacamelee! |OT| ¡Mexicovania - Olé!
Dragon Fantasy Book I |OT| iOS NES "JRPG" reSNESed for PSV/3
Black★Rock Shooter: The Game |OT| One girl in all the world
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