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Cross play may have just gotten a bit more relevant.
During today's Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, Sony released information about a brand new initiative that will start this fall with the release of its flagship titles. The "Cross Buy" program will allow players who purchase the PlayStation 3 version of a game to also take the same title on the go at no extra cost. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will lead the initiative, netting owners of the PlayStation 3 title a free digital copy for their portable Vita.
Ryu vs. Kazuya, Hugo vs. Jack X, Sakura vs. Xiaoyu, all in the palm of your hands!
Street Fighter X Tekken was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 earlier this year but the PlayStation Vita version is still on the way. Capcom plans on selling you on purchasing a portable version of the game by including touch screen functionality, cross-platform play with the PlayStation 3, and more. So will you want to buy another version of the same game? Do you need another version of this game if you already own one? Should you be upset if you got the Xbox 360 version?
One of the best XBLA titles this year will soon go portable.
Sine Mora was one of the unexpected surprises earlier this year when it was released on the Xbox Live Arcade. It was a shoot-em-up with great presentation and a distinctive feel. Developer Grasshopper Manufacture and Publisher Digital Reality have decided to share the love and will bring the highly rated title to the PlayStation Vita via the PlayStation Network.
The portable title will feature the first female protagonist.
The PlayStation Vita is getting Assassin's Creed III, but it won't be the same title appearing on consoles. Assassin's Creed III: Liberation will feature the series' first female protagonist and will be released at the same time as the console title this October.
The much beloved Wii title gets a sequel on Sony's handheld.
Konami showed that it has a few surprises up its sleave by announcing that a new Little King's Story will be coming soon for the PlayStation Vita. The Action RPG will only be available on the PSN as a download only and will be available for purchase this summer. The game will be a follow up to Little King's Story originally on the Nintendo Wii and developed by now defunct studio Cing.
An updated version of the Dreamcast favorite is coming this summer.
Sega has confirmed that in addition to the previously revealed PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 ports of Jet Set Radio, PlayStation Vita owners will also be able to experience the Dreamcast classic for themselves. Currently, it has a release window of summer 2012. Those who would like to try the Vita version of the game will be able to at E3 2012, where it will be playable on the show floor.
New software is key to the success of the system, says Kaz Hirai.
The PS Vita has been in stores for some time now, and its sales have been a source of discussion throughout the industry. With the Nintendo 3DS having a slow start last year and needing a price drop to spur sales, speculation about the potential of the Vita has run rampant.