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The Drop: Week of July 15th 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Jul 14, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 Blu-ray and PSN this week, Dynasty Warriors 8 follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China.

Giving stronger emphasis in the stage of these epic battles and inspired by the landscape of ancient China to deliver a wide range of visual treats, Dynasty Warriors 8 will feature more than 40 completely new stages: verdant plains, desolate wastelands, sharp ravines, huge castles, and other breath-taking sites.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop!

Dynasty Warriors 8

(Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – Dynasty Warriors 8 follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China.

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Apart from the Story Mode, which comes with new episodes and characters and takes a deeper look at the drama that unfolds in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story, Dynasty Warriors 8 includes all new “What if?” scenarios. Breaking away from historical fact, this mode takes a look at what could have happened if famous characters had lived to fight another day. Stories branch out to different outcomes providing variety in the course and ending of the game, and giving the players the power to view an alternate version of history depending on their choices. The game also boasts a vast number of new and returning playable characters, as the highly anticipated officers Yue Jin and Li Dian from the Wei Kingdom, who make their first appearance in the series, alongside more than 70 playable characters that fight to prevail in the battlefield.

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Time and Eternity (Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – Kamza, a vibrant kingdom located on a lush ocean island, is in the midst of a national event celebrating the upcoming marriage of their princess to a valiant knight. But when a group of assassins appears during the ceremony, this dream come true transforms into their worst nightmare. As the knight lays mortally wounded, the princess reveals her long hidden secret—there is a second soul living within her, and together they control the power to travel through time. But can they act quickly enough to reverse the course of history and find out what happened that fateful day? Only time will tell…

From NIS and acclaimed developer Image Epoch, Time and Eternity offers brand-new style of role-playing game, brought to life with captivating, hand-drawn animation. You will witness your own death at your wedding before traveling back in time with your wife-to-be in order to track down your killer!

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – Turbo: Super Stunt Squad is a high-velocity action game featuring the super-charged crew of characters from the animated feature film. Each playable character has their own signature street style and tricked-out skills which will come in handy when showing-off and earning respect with jumps, drifts, slides, flips and other super-cool stunt moves. Expert skills will also prove useful to earn power-ups, customize your character, win competitive challenges and discover shortcuts in the dynamic larger-than-life environments of Turbo’s world.

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Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition The island of Banoi is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end – and the picturesque resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere. The GOTY version of last year’s first person zombie killing adventure includes all of the game’s previously-released DLC, including Bloodbath Arena mode, Ryder White’s single-player story campaign and a blueprint for the Ripper weapon mod.

avatar_167300Alien Spidy After losing contact with his explorer friend Virgi, our fearless alien hero Spidy heads to Earth in his spacecraft to find her in Alien Spidy. While entering the Earth’s atmosphere, his spacecraft suddenly fails and starts to break up, causing Spidy to crash-land on the strange planet, with his craft scattered across forests, throughout ponds and into dark caves. Spidy finds himself alone on an alien world and faces the epic challenge of tracking down Virgi, battling strange new enemies and finding the missing pieces from his spacecraft in order to repair the damage and make their escape home.

The stage is set for the adventure of a lifetime as Spidy embarks on a perilous journey through a visually stunning 2D/3D world, where quick reflexes and fast-paced platform action create a fun and rewarding gameplay experience, which is easy to pick up, but challenging to master.

Mamorukun Curse! Mamorukun and several other Chosen Souls have been plucked from the realm of the Living and tossed into the Netherworld! Not remembering how they all wound up in such a strange place, the Chosen Souls are immediately ordered by the wholesomely cute and utterly demanding Ms Fururu, to assist her in restoring balance to the Netherworld and stopping the World of Darkness from taking over. With their newly acquired Curse Powers, the Chosen Souls must fight their way through the Netherworld in order to find and seal the gate that separates the Netherworld from the World of Darkness before it’s too late.

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Mystic Chronicles Battle the darkness alongside your guardian beast! Mystic Chronicles follows the story of a mysterious youth, Lux, adopted by a small village. Lux has just begun his training to join the Holos Guild, a society charged with ridding the world of troublemakers. However, a chance meeting with a young girl sets in motion a series of events that sets Lux on a far more serious quest than just defeating ornery forest creatures! Could Lux end up being the savior of the entire world?!

Geronimo Stilton in the Kingdom of Fantasy (PS Vita / PSP) – Meet Geronimo Stilton, editor of the Rodent’s Gazette, the most important newspaper in New Mouse City. Join Geronimo Stilton on a colourful quest through the Kingdom of Fantasy as he tackles puzzles, brain-teasers and action-packed challenges. Enjoy a fascinating and gripping story based on the hit books that will enthral children and parents alike.

Doodle God (PS Vita) – With Doodle God you can create storms, build armies, grow a civilization, and so much more! Doodle God puts the power of creation in your hands. Mixing and matching different elements, work your way up, all the way from bacteria and beetles, to clay and ceramics, to tools, weapons and beyond! But beware, creating a whole world is not so easy — inventing the wheel might just end in a plague of zombies…

Don’t worry though; you’re not completely alone on your cosmic journey! Every time you successfully create a new item or procedure, you’ll also be rewarded with the wit and wisdom of some of the greatest philosophers and comedians! Clear, colorful graphics bring the rise and fall of mighty empires to your screen. Unleash your inner god with Doodle God!

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Kung Fu Rabbit (PS Vita) – Life in the temple of rabbits hangs by a thread. Universal Evil has once again run rampant, and kidnapped all of your students. Use your agility and combat abilities to save all of your students! Jump from roof to roof, slide gracefully along walls, sneak up on your enemies and rip them to shreds!

Shaun White Skateboarding As the first skateboarding game in the best-selling Shaun White video game franchise, Shaun White Skateboarding will provide an innovative twist and fresh take on the skateboarding and action-sports genre.

Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign Help out James Voodoo as he investigates a mysterious attack and goes on an incredible adventure in Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign! Explore the forsaken hamlet of Ravenhill, then travel the world’s wealthiest city, Richtown, and uncover the secret of a lost tribe in this challenging Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game. Can you save the city from the terrifying monster? Find out in Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign!

Demos

PlayStation 2 Classic

Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium Two of the world’s fighting giants return in this colossal slugfest and it’s time to settle the score. Now, Capcom vs. SNK 2 unleashes lightning fast animation and classic arcade fighting action on the PlayStation 2. Choose from over 44 characters in an arsenal of fighters consisting of both the SNK and Capcom universes while customizing your fighting style with six different combat grooves.

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Evil Dead – Five friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead which releases a violent demon on a bloodthirsty quest to possess them all.

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases, Retail Descriptions, from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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+ SNORLAXex on July 14th, 2013 at 4:06 pm said:

Capcom vs SNK 2?
OHHHHHH **** JUST GOT REAL


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+ sneakyweaky on July 14th, 2013 at 4:06 pm said:

Finally first and all I want is Fatal Frame 3 PS2 Classic


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+ Boyanime010 on July 14th, 2013 at 4:06 pm said:

1st!


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+ cwistofu on July 14th, 2013 at 4:13 pm said:

Will DW8 have the pre-order DLC costumes?


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+ Death8u4u on July 14th, 2013 at 4:14 pm said:

Got to love when childish individuals scream about how they’re “first”, meanwhile nobody cares and someone who doesn’t actually care about it ends up being the first post..

Anyway, looks like just Dynasty Warriors 8 for me. Heard it’ll be an extremely long download though..(19GB).


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+ thebiglouie on July 14th, 2013 at 4:16 pm said:

Wow, that’s an unusually large number of games coming in a summer week.


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+ onslaughtree on July 14th, 2013 at 4:21 pm said:

Epic FAIL !!! “1ST”….LMbooooooooOOO Oh yeh,……Keep on Gaming.


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+ T-810_ on July 14th, 2013 at 4:21 pm said:

OMFG. Capcom vs SNK 2 finally a real classic on “Ps2 Classics” :D


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+ IzoGray on July 14th, 2013 at 4:24 pm said:

Nick Suttner said an anticipated PSone Classic would be coming to PSN this week. Where is it? Pls respond


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+ duke301 on July 14th, 2013 at 4:27 pm said:

Time and Eternity looks good, and Mystic Chronicles also catches the eye. I have a few of Kemko’s RPGs on my Kindle Fire. They are all really good little games, a lot like Final Fantasy. If Mystic Chronicles is anything like the rest of them, it should be a pretty decent game. I just hope it isn’t $14.99 or more. They cost around $8 give or take for the Kindle Fire, and a few weeks ago, they had them all on sale for 99 cents!


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+ Hayterfan on July 14th, 2013 at 4:31 pm said:

Finally Capcom vs SNK2 comes to the store, well there goes my weekend


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+ pablofsi08 on July 14th, 2013 at 4:31 pm said:

PS4 still has time to implement retrocompatibility through software emulation with PS3 games, PS2 games and PSX digital games through software emulation (which they already have in their Gaikai milk-off-more-money-from-players system) and decline Plus being mandatory to play online maintaining online playing free for everyone. I want my PS3 digital purchases through the PSN Store to be playable and DON’T WANT TO BUY IT AGAIN WITH THAT CHINESE SCAM SERVICE CALLED GAIKAI. If they don’t, I will give the thumbs down to PS4, use my PS Plus account to “buy” free PS4 games (no paid games) and only buy it after it has dropped it’s price dramatically or they add compatibility with PS3 in any way they want to and they decide to keep as valid my games collection. I encourage everyone that bought over 190 digital PS3 games supporting this company to do the same. RESPECT TO MY PS3 GAMES COLLECTION!


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+ KatSwift13 on July 14th, 2013 at 4:32 pm said:

Time and Eternity language?


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+ gohan16ken on July 14th, 2013 at 4:33 pm said:

Finally, CvS2 is coming to PSN. When is Capcom Fighting Evolution coming to PSN? Thanks.


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+ Genduke on July 14th, 2013 at 4:39 pm said:

@12 You know you could just play your PS3 games on your PS3. Crazy as it may sound.


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+ XtemmA2 on July 14th, 2013 at 4:40 pm said:

Time and eternity? hmmm.. no H no buy. MWAHAHAHA
(Yes, i’m single.)


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+ Chubby_Bahamut on July 14th, 2013 at 4:41 pm said:

So Dynasty Warriors 8 and Time and Eternity will be on PSN store right ?


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+ RidleysBox on July 14th, 2013 at 4:47 pm said:

Time and Eternity would be nice, but I bought that last year. Sooo, unfortunately, nothing for me this week. Keep up the good work.


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+ Loco4FourLoko on July 14th, 2013 at 4:54 pm said:

okay I understand you promised 85 vita games, but do they have to mostly be cell phone games? disappointing.


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+ greycell on July 14th, 2013 at 4:55 pm said:

The PS2 game I’d love to see ported to PS3 above all others is Gradius V. Or heck, I’d take a Treasure-developed Gradius VI…


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+ reynolds-wrap1 on July 14th, 2013 at 5:03 pm said:

I hope the Vita PS+ games come out this week because these dont appeal to me. But it is a great day for people who enjoy these games. Good work team.


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+ hawjboi2009 on July 14th, 2013 at 5:12 pm said:

don’t waste 60 bucks on horrible games is Time and Eternity because it got under 50 on Metacritic score.. also don’t waste 60 bucks on garbage game is Dynasty Warriors 8 too —> not worth buy


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+ SNORLAXex on July 14th, 2013 at 5:16 pm said:

^ Judging games based off Metacritic alone is foolish.


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+ BlueRobotX on July 14th, 2013 at 5:17 pm said:

What is Alien Spidy for PS3 or Vita and if both will it be cross buy? Not sure why I’m asking this question since no ones going to answer it anyway.


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+ klassymike on July 14th, 2013 at 5:24 pm said:

I googled Alien Spidey (since someone’s not doing their job, and see it’s for Vita. Not sure about PS3 though.


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+ lostlemon on July 14th, 2013 at 5:26 pm said:

May pick up Kung Fu Rabbit if the price is right.


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+ scorpionov4 on July 14th, 2013 at 5:31 pm said:

any chance of Crash Twinsanity coming to psn store? would really love it.


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+ PhillyTheCat on July 14th, 2013 at 5:33 pm said:

+ SNORLAXex on July 14th, 2013 at 5:16 pm said:

^ Judging games based off Metacritic alone is foolish.

There is a judge on every game site…. Heh heh heh


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+ Battle_Perf on July 14th, 2013 at 5:33 pm said:

Decent drop this week!

DW8 is gonna be taking up much of my time methinks..

Still waiting on Dark Cloud/Dark Cloud 2 though … seriously are we ever getting them on the classics range?


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+ BlueRobotX on July 14th, 2013 at 5:35 pm said:

Ok I went searching and found out that Alien Spidy will be cross platform on the PS3 and Vita doesn’t anything about cross buy though.


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+ DarthDanMan on July 14th, 2013 at 5:36 pm said:

@15
Craziness!


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+ IIL0YDII on July 14th, 2013 at 5:36 pm said:

CRASH BANDICOOT AND SPYRO FOR PS VITA!


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+ Ryumoau on July 14th, 2013 at 5:47 pm said:

Dynasty Warriors 8 is all for me this week, unless by some miracle Dead Island GotY is only $9.99. I won’t pay a dime more for that game. Plus try to give us a Plus Discount on DW8.


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+ Mister-Nep on July 14th, 2013 at 5:50 pm said:

Will definitely get Mamoru-kun.

For those interested in Time and Eternity. Don’t get it. I played 20 hours of the JP version. The ambition of a full-hd anime game was good, but it doesn’t even have close to the budget needed to make it a good game. They just messed up every step of the way.


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+ Ryumoau on July 14th, 2013 at 5:52 pm said:

Also, please stay far away from Time and Eternity (TokitoTowa). Not only is it trashed by western reviewers on metacritic, but japanese gamers themselves have placed it on several ‘worst of 2012′ lists. If Japan hates it, you KNOW it has to be god awful.


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+ ThievenStealberg on July 14th, 2013 at 6:04 pm said:

Cool


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+ xClayMeow on July 14th, 2013 at 6:10 pm said:

Is Doodle God the exact same game that can be played for free on Kongregate? Certainly sounds like it.


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+ Elvick_ on July 14th, 2013 at 6:43 pm said:

@35: No. I will buy it, because I have my own opinions. But thanks for trying to tell me what to do with my money. If you want to start paying for my games, then you can tell me what to buy. Otherwise, shoo.


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+ PhillyTheCat on July 14th, 2013 at 7:12 pm said:

+ Ryumoau on July 14th, 2013 at 5:52 pm said:
“If Japan hates it, you KNOW it has to be god awful.”

That was the most nonsensical line of English words on any gaming blog, period.
You really are full of ridiculous comments every week.
Were you aware of that…I think you say these things seeking someone to remind you of your foolish behavior and how unnecessary your presence here truly is.


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+ GStylez1980 on July 14th, 2013 at 7:14 pm said:

@Ryumoau

You don’t see the irony in pining for Dynasty Warriors 8 (a crap game), but hating on Time & Eternity? To each his own, kid…


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+ Death8u4u on July 14th, 2013 at 7:30 pm said:

GStylez1980 , do you not see your hypocrisy in your very own post?…You’re telling him it is wrong to simply outright call a game a crap game due to other people having different opinions…yet you say Dynasty Warriors 8 is a crap game.

If Dynasty Warriors was in ANY way a “crap game”, it wouldn’t be making the sales it does…nor would it be up to whatever amount of releases the actually games are up to now (considering 8 is not an accurate representation with all the spinoffs..).

Practice what you preach chief. Some people love Dynasty Warriors. You don’t have to for it to be a good game to them.


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+ cannizzaro on July 14th, 2013 at 7:37 pm said:

is shaun skate white skate boarding coming to vita?
i dont know about any other vita owners but this system sold to me with quality not quantity,
theres like a hundred vita titles and most of those are pretty much mini games that can be on ipads..
its become a app like device i understand it takes time to get it started but we’re coming to two years not to far from now.. i thought AR gaming would have its own section with a ton of titles not about 7.
its potential is endless yet most have those doubts like its already ended
these things are worth the investment for your true fans the ones who bought it day one
and will continue to follow for the hope of its success..
love sony, but there needs to be a bigger team dedicated for vita


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+ Death8u4u on July 14th, 2013 at 7:41 pm said:

cannizzaro, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news…but the Vita is a handheld device. Handhelds always take a backseat…most companies have very little interest in developing things for handhelds due to the minimal amount of money that can be earned on them, specifically things like the Vita.

Sony is not at fault for the poor count of releases on the Vita…they cannot simply convince everyone and their brother to put extra work in to release ports to the Vita as you people see fit. Sony is not responsible for the vast majority of the releases on the Vita…that is third party companies…companies that need to be CONVINCED to release on the Vita. Go and bark up their tree, not Sony’s…Sony can’t do much about it.


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+ Tjoeb123 on July 14th, 2013 at 7:45 pm said:

@35 (Ryumoau)

Sadly, you’re too late to tell me. So were those who previewed the game at E3 and whatnot. I’ve already been charged and am awaiting shipment of the Limited Edition of the game. I will play and beat it (including the DLC), and if I have the patience, I’ll plat it as well, and then give my final judgement of the game.

You know, it’s kind of funny how everyone got hyped by looking at the trailers and stuff, and then throwing tomatoes at it when it came out in Japan.

Now, if it’s Hyperdimension Neptunia bad or Sonic 06 bad, then…

@40 (GStylez1980)

Exactly. But he does have a point – everyone seems to hate it. But I don’t, and won’t until I see why everyone hates it for myself, as I said above.

@41 (Death8u4u)

Well, when it came out in Japan, there were reportedly LOTS of game-breaking bugs and glitches…


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+ Death8u4u on July 14th, 2013 at 7:50 pm said:

Tjoeb123, good thing this isn’t the Japan release then…right? >.> Games have bugs..often. It happens. It doesn’t render the game a crap game, it simply renders the developers to be human. Bugs and glitches CAN be fixed. Not that I’ve seen any of these issues..all the videos I’ve seen people ran the game just fine as long as it wasn’t on the Xbox.


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+ Tjoeb123 on July 14th, 2013 at 7:51 pm said:

@43

“Handhelds always take a backseat.”

Um…That OTHER handheld has quite a few good titles, including a particular JRPG that’s coming out for the platform this week.


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+ Tjoeb123 on July 14th, 2013 at 7:52 pm said:

@45 It’s rare for localizers to actually fix bugs…


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+ Death8u4u on July 14th, 2013 at 8:02 pm said:

Tjoeb123…it is a handheld. It takes a backseat. What don’t you comprehend about that? There are FAR more development teams ready and willing to release a game on modern consoles than there are ready to release on anything other than a phone…due to phones having a much larger community. That is the way companies have always worked, they focus on the majority. That is why you don’t see squat being released on the Vita because there simply isn’t that much money in the system, let alone a niche market for random games.

As far as your “localizers” theory, I have yet to run into a game-breaking glitch on ANY Dynasty Warriors game that hasn’t been patched within a few weeks. Perhaps it isn’t the game, but your system.


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+ Dragonslayer_023 on July 14th, 2013 at 8:34 pm said:

Do not buy Time and Eternity guys, that game is seriously bad news. (Love you NIS)


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+ Nevi901 on July 14th, 2013 at 8:54 pm said:

Crash and Spyro for Vita, please.


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