If anyone sees you playing a Vita and asks "where are the games?", give them a massive slap in the face and then show them this page
It's a huge update for Vita this week and that's without mentioning Playstation Plus' debut on Vita. Paying the subscription fee gives you 1GB for cloud saves (splitting your saves from the bubble) and automatic downloading of patches, automatic uploading of trophies and of course, special treatment on the Store with free(ish) games and exclusive discounts galore. If you're on the fence, PSN+ is £11.99 for 90 days. A full year will set you back £39.99.
So, what games are on PSN+ this month? Little Deviants? Escape Plan? Nah. Sony want to entice you to pay some cash, so they've only gone and started with the critically acclaimed Gravity Rush and the hugely popular Uncharted: Golden Abyss. That's followed up by the great Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack and new game, Chronovolt. There's also 20% discounts on games like Escape Plan and Little Deviants (I believe for 1 week only). Remember that if you want a game but don't have the space, just download the game, make sure it's on your download list and voila, you can download it whenever you want (as long as you're a member). Anything bought with a discount is yours whether you're on PSN+ or not.
OK, that's PSN+ covered but the games just keep coming. Chronovolt is a ball-maze type game (initial reviews from users are not favourable though - probably best to download as a PSN+ member). Jet Set Radio finally hits the Vita after a long wait. Also hitting the store this week is Sine Mora, a side-scrolling shooter with style. Virtue's Last Reward tops off "today's" games, a visual novel with puzzles akin to an escape the room game (at least what I got from the demo) and one of the highest rated Vita games on Metacritic. This week also sees the release of Lego Lord of the Rings (assumed £40) and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (which I believe must be bought on PS3 to take advantage of the Cross-Buy feature).
Jet Set Radio and Sine Mora have trials to test the waters, and Vita app t@g FINALLY arrives on the store. It's free but only those who purchased the 3G model of the Vita will be able to use it. The DLC looks like a ticking time bomb so I'll skip that. There's a new minis title, with Jetpack Joyride
hitting the store. On the PSP side, PES 2013 arrives with a surprisingly half-decent price (I assume).
There's a bunch of DLC for LittleBigPlanet Vita, consisting of characters from Gravity Rush, a new Frobisher Says DLC pack (to coincide with the new patch released today - TROPHIES!), new Super Monkey Ball packs and pinball tables for both Pinball Arcade and Zen Pinball 2. Oh, and somehow we managed to nab Tomba 2 before the US! (sadly not compatible with Vita yet). Oh and a new PSP theme...
Finally, there's a huge discount on for Music Unlimited subscriptions. PSN+ subscribers can get a FULL YEAR subscription to the service for £11.99 (first 100,000 purchasers worldwide) - the equivalent of £1 a month. If you're not going for PSN+, you can still get it at a discounted rate of £59.99 for a year.
Enjoy the bumper week!
That's it! We're shutting down for Christmas! (Not really - but I don't know what's out next week).
21st November 2012
****Full Vita Games****
Chronovolt - £4.99
Jet Set Radio - £6.49
Sine Mora - £7.99
Virtue's Last Reward - £29.99
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale - £29.99 (Releases 23rd November 2012. NOT CROSS BUY)
Lego Lord of the Rings - £39.99 (TBC - Releases 23rd November 2012)
****Vita Trials and Demos****
Jet Set Radio (T)
Sine Mora (T)
****Vita Applications and Services****
t@g - FREE (3G models only)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 - £15.99
Jetpack Joyride - £3.49
Tomba 2: The Evil Swine Return - £3.99
****Vita DLC, Game Packs and Online/Network Passes****
Frobisher Says! Frobisher's Mega Fun Pack - £1.19
Frobisher Says! DLC Bundle - £1.99
LBPV: Gravity Rush Costume Pack - £4.79
LBPV: Gravity Rush Kat Costume - £1.59
LBPV: Gravity Rush Raven Costume - £1.59
LBPV: Gravity Rush Yunica Costume - £1.59
LBPV: Gravity Rush Alias Costume - £1.59
PSASBR: Network Pass - £7.99
Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz: Puyo Puyo Pack - FREE
Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz: Variety Pack - FREE
Pinball Arcade Add-on Pack 6: "Elvira Party Monsters" and "No Good Gofers" - £3.99
Zen Pinball 2: Civil War - £2.39
t@g DLC - See Store for details
Machine Static Theme by Elise - £0.79
From 14th November 2012:
Hungry Eyes Static Theme by Kristian Hammerstad - £0.79
Cosmic Candy Static Theme by Andrew McAttee - £0.79
Burgerbrained Static Theme by Jon Burgerman - £0.79
Edited by HiddenAway at 23:03:34 21-11-2012