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Gravity Rush Launches Today on PS Vita – Get the Inside Scoop on DLC

Keiichiro Toyama's Avatar + Posted by Keiichiro Toyama on Jun 12, 2012 // Game Director

To help celebrate today’s U.S. launch of Gravity Rush for PlayStation Vita, I’m excited to share this new trailer which will give you a taste of what the game has in store for you:


Gravity Rush was based on the inspiration I received from the artwork I saw in a magazine when I was a teenager. When I joined the industry, I thought that someday I would want to create a game with a world setting as vivid as that piece of art.

It’s been awhile since Japanese videogames have carried the clout that they used to in our industry. When I began my career, I was striving to find a way to break through. I thought about making a game based on the top global marketing strategies, major genres that were popular at that time, and even based on a character that would be widely accepted in the Western market. However, none of those concepts produced the results I desired, which is when I realized I was trying to put the cart in front of the horse.

After that, my ideas began to gain more momentum. The Gravity Rush project started with the simple idea of ‘making something based on my original vision,’ a game that has a brand new and exciting mechanic, gorgeous visuals, a captivating setting, fascinating storyline, and lovable characters. The goal was to deliver a game that contained each of these aspects. If you think of it, that’s what most games are targeting, and it makes sense to go back to the basics.

During the production process, we faced a few challenges and there were times when the game was misunderstood. However, thanks to the potential of PlayStation Vita, we were able to create something completely unique to the market. The path we took was similar to the character Kat’s, where she started off unsure of herself, but slowly gained the trust of her peers and became accepted and admired.

We’ve been receiving a tremendous amount of feedback from players since the title was released in Japan. I was both surprised and overwhelmed by the amount of comments I received. Most of the feedback was positive, and one comment that really touched me was: “It’s been awhile since I enjoyed a game like this that is truly innovative, and I believe that only a Japanese developer could have created such a work of art.” I really feel that my vision fit what the players wanted to see, and that I have truly achieved what I was striving for. That comment almost brought me to tears. This assured me that our thought process wasn’t wrong. I feel a state of fulfillment, and I’m sincerely hoping that everyone who plays the game will have a similar opinion.

Gravity Rush Military DLC

With Gravity Rush launching today in the U.S., I wanted to not only take this opportunity to reflect on my experience creating the game, but look to the future and share that we have a great lineup of DLC on the way. First, I’m pleased to announce that if you purchase Gravity Rush for the first week on PSN for $35.99, you’ll also receive the Military DLC Pack for free (this promotion will run from 6/12 to 6/19).

Gravity Rush Spy DLC

In addition, on June 26th we’ll be releasing the Spy Pack. For just $3.99 you’ll receive a Spy Costume as well as two exciting new Side Missions and two Challenge Missions to unlock.

Gravity Rush Maid DLC

Then, on July 10th, you’ll be able to download the Maid Pack. Priced at $3.99, the Maid Pack offers a stylish Maid Costume and two additional unlockable Side Missions and Challenge Missions.

If you miss out on the Military Pack during launch week, you will also have the opportunity to purchase it starting on July 24th for $3.99.

I hope that you enjoy experiencing Gravity Rush and these three DLC packs as much as the team and I enjoyed creating them!

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+ arturfbt on June 12th, 2012 at 10:02 pm said:

@295 there gonna be remasters of MGS as long as it sells good, just it.


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+ mhcelo on June 12th, 2012 at 10:16 pm said:

Finally!!! Gravity Rush is mine!


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+ StarzTheOutcast on June 12th, 2012 at 10:26 pm said:

OMG THIS GAME IS HORRIBLE WASTE OF THE 40 BUCKS


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+ pyrophysics on June 12th, 2012 at 11:10 pm said:

Now Psn is saying my card isn’t valid. WOW. It works on Amazon, gas stations, and it worked on Psn a month ago. I’m sooooooooo pissed! I’m about ready to crap myself right now. Guess I’m off to Walmart tomorrow.


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+ pyrophysics on June 13th, 2012 at 1:55 am said:

I finally got it to work. Man this download is slow…


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+ zepo5436 on June 13th, 2012 at 5:07 am said:

I logged in just to say this: Keiichiro Toyama, I love gravity rush. It is one of the BEST (okay, the best) portable game I have ever played in recent memory. Keep up the awesome work! :)
Well, that’s it really. Thank you very much for making this game! It is breathtaking.


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+ tyrolek on June 13th, 2012 at 7:51 am said:

Already playing this amazing game.
I just wanted to say thank you for bringing such an excellent piece of art to Vita. This is a beautiful game that is not only the best thing on Vita right now, but among the best games in PlayStation universe.


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+ TomatoDragon on June 13th, 2012 at 8:49 am said:

I think it’s time to drop for a Vita. I’ve been interested in other titles like Uncharted, Wipeout and few others, but I think GR is the deal maker.


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+ BlakGamer64 on June 13th, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

This game was on my “must have” list for months and knowing it was made my a japanese developer i knew this was one of the best creative,fantastic,inspiring and successful game i would be playing of my entire Ps3,Psp game collections and that there extremely talented and passionate gamer and developer. It never ceases the amaze me how alot of japanese developers seem to read my mind on so many ideas for what a good game like “Gravity Rush” would be like. After playing the demo, i really loved and enjoyed how they decided to go with a female japanese voice for the story and i fell in love with the game. I agree a true work of art ^_^!!


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+ BlakGamer64 on June 13th, 2012 at 6:12 pm said:

I’m enjoying the game so much i forgot my dinner. It’s been so long since i’ve gotten lost into a game this much!! I love Kat!! Meow!


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+ p4-nixx0 on June 13th, 2012 at 6:32 pm said:

Already finished the game, best game on a portable device ever even if its a bit short ( 10:27 with all golden medal + first dlc finished)!! I have to say that Kat is now one of my favorite video game character along with the Persona 4 MC…. Now im going to platinum this game!!!


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+ p4-nixx0 on June 13th, 2012 at 6:33 pm said:

Also, wich i could replay the missions without doing a new game all over


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+ Busca-Cabezas on June 13th, 2012 at 6:40 pm said:

I played the demo… Wow! I think it’s a great PSVita buy! Although… So many DLCs make the game that much more expensive. Why not have them DLCs @ a better, lower price? Makes me wanna wait until game & DLCs prices drop (like, a year or so?). -_-


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+ davionwalker22 on June 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm said:

reson8er you talk 2 much bro no one care about your comment


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+ Elvick_ on June 13th, 2012 at 11:41 pm said:

This game is amazing, I can’t wait to buy the other two DLC packs. :D

Working on getting my platinum. :3

I really hope it does well, and that a sequel is made.


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+ Elvick_ on June 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm said:

@312: You get

*Two side-story mission
*A costume
*Two challenge missions

All in one… for only $3.99, that is not a lot. At all.


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+ Frodneid on June 14th, 2012 at 9:58 am said:

I bought the physical copy, so I don’t get the DLC? Darn. :/


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+ Sevyne on June 14th, 2012 at 4:43 pm said:

@Frodneid

I got mine physical and got the DLC. Where did you get yours and did you pre-order? That could be part of the issue. Oh, did you also check your receipt? The DLC code would be on your receipt.


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+ TromaDogg on June 16th, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

With regards to the DLC, I’m in the UK and preordered my copy from shopto.net for £29.99 and they provided me with a code for the Military Pack DLC once my copy was sent out to me. I don’t know if any other UK retailers like Amazon.uk or Game/Gamestation were participating though, because I don’t use them so much.

Gravity Rush is an excellent game by the way, I’m absolutely loving it. Kudos, and thanks to all who were involved with it’s development.


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+ MIK3K43 on June 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm said:

Preordered through newegg and paid full price, no problem. No DLC though :( Oh well, it is such a great game that I was googling to see plans for DLC and will gladly buy all 3 packs. Hope there is more DLC planned for the future. I don’t want this game to end. We need hundreds of hours of gameplay like Monster Hunter.

Amazing, beautiful, and fun game in every respect. Before I wasn’t sure about owning a Vita (even though it was a gift). This game alone makes the Vita worth owning.


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+ sackboygundam on June 17th, 2012 at 2:15 pm said:

dear PlayStation please

patch Gravity Rush with Auto Aim like BlackRock Shooter


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+ RMS_KMS on June 18th, 2012 at 5:56 am said:

This is seriously the best game I’ve played in a while. I’ve already compleated the story but still just can’t put the game down! Can’t wait for the dlc packs!


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+ iznoman on June 19th, 2012 at 11:39 am said:

Military DLC pack on July 24th? Why not release it after the promo week?
It’s very unfair for those who bought the digital copy. Now we have to wait long and pay for it.
You’re making a good deal on PSN so you can make people fill their memory cards faster then buy a new one.
Nice gimmick Sony.


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+ JQM78 on June 20th, 2012 at 1:56 pm said:

I’m really enjoying this game!

I’m at the end, but I’ve opted to hold off on finishing it, so I can attempt to Platinum it…

Any pointers from anyone who has done so?


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+ Grexotic on June 20th, 2012 at 11:27 pm said:

Most awesome game ever! I’ve experienced this type of sensation in my dreams! Thank you Mr. Toyama! I’ve never been happier looking forward to purchasing DLC… IT IS WELL WORTH IT!


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+ Spookapprentice on June 26th, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

Hey, it’s June 26th and I can’t find the Spy Pack anywhere on the PSVita PlaystationNetwork Store or on my computer. Can Anyone tell me when it will appear on the store or where to go to find it?


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+ Spookapprentice on June 26th, 2012 at 12:17 pm said:

Never mind. I found it. YAY!


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+ Spookapprentice on June 26th, 2012 at 12:48 pm said:

Just to help anyone else having trouble, you can type Gravity Rush Spy Costume Pack in the search block on your PSVita and the DLC should come up.


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+ yaru-chan on July 8th, 2012 at 6:21 pm said:

IT’S NOT WORKING WITH ME!!! I DON’T KNOW WHY I FINISHED EVEN FROM THE GAME!! BUT NOTHING APPEARED ON THE DLC MISSIONS AT ALL!! PLEASE HELP ME AND PLEASE ANSWER ME SOON~!! I’M BEGGING YOU…='( “HELP!!!!” =(


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