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JRPG Tales of Graces f Debuts Tomorrow, New Trailer Here

Nick O'Leary's Avatar + Posted by Nick O'Leary on Mar 12, 2012

It’s Nick from NAMCO BANDAI Games, and I’m here to give PlayStation.Blog readers an early look at this week’s Tales of Graces f launch trailer! Everyone here at NAMCO BANDAI Games America cannot be more excited for people to finally get their hands on this great game. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think! Tales of Graces f will be available tomorrow, March 13, so be sure to pick up your copy.

I also have a second piece of news I would like to share really quick. Our Community team has five copies of Tales of Graces f that they will be giving away to some lucky fans. Now these aren’t your regular old run-of-the-mill copies of the game. These are signed by Tales of Graces f producer, Hideo Baba! Keep watching our Facebook page for more information on how to win a copy.

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RIDGE RACER for PS Vita Drifting Around the Corner on March 13th with Free DLC

+ Posted by "Filthie" Rich Bantegui on Mar 02, 2012

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My fellow Ridge Racing elite, how are you? Those of you that have been following along on the PlayStation Blog know that we at NAMCO BANDAI Games have been very active here with updates on our titles for the PlayStation Vita, including Touch My Katamari and Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen. But, as many of you have been asking me, what’s up with RIDGE RACER? It’s out in Japan, and my friends in Europe are already racing… but when are we finally going to get behind the wheel, and when exactly in the ‘Launch Window’ are we going to hit the road with Reiko again? WHAT’S THE DEAL!?

We know, we know. Launch days and RIDGE RACER usually are one and the same, and while our friends abroad are already racing, the teams have been taking every ounce of feedback into consideration for a full-throttle launch in North America. Thankfully, today we can confirm that the game will officially become available in on March 13th for $29.99 at retail and $24.99 for digital download from the PlayStation Store.

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Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen Now Impaling Foes on PS Vita

+ Posted by "Filthie" Rich Bantegui on Feb 23, 2012

With PS Vita’s launch week in full effect, we wanted to give PlayStation.Blog readers just one more slice of Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen. Have any of you elite assassins picked up both PS Vita and this stealth-action game?

My good friend from Acquire, Hiroshi Watanabe, wanted to share his experiences in developing Shinobido 2 for PS Vita.

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Touch My Katamari Rolls onto PS Vita Today – Who’s Got the Squeeze On The King?

+ Posted by "Filthie" Rich Bantegui on Feb 22, 2012

Ladies, gentlemen, princes, and cousins – How are you enjoying the PS Vita launch today? Those of you that have been following our crew over here at Namco Bandai Games know that we’re out in full force on PS Vita, and today we’ve set forth on an all-new adventure with The King of All Cosmos himself.

You can see what the critics are saying in the launch trailer below, but we think we want to hear what YOU have to think? Have you picked it up yet? Have you picked up EVERYTHING yet? Let us know, we want to hear from you!

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Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen Trailer: Story, Weapons, Gadgets

+ Posted by "Filthie" Rich Bantegui on Jan 12, 2012

We’re back again with more video from our lineup of PS Vita titles hitting on February 22nd in North America and Europe. This time I’m bringing you a sneak peak at a fresh new trailer that shows off the epic story of betrayal, assassination, and intrigue in this action-thriller from the pedigreed team at Aquire Corp.

Check the video above for a look at the slice-and-dice action, as well as a glimpse at my favorite new mode of transportation: the glider suit! Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts on the latest trailer, and stay tuned right here to the PlayStation.Blog for more sneak peeks and updates on all of the PS Vita titles from Namco Bandai Games through launch next month. Until then, watch your back for the blades of your enemies — they’re everywhere!

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Touch My Katamari Reveals The Truth About The King of All Cosmos

+ Posted by "Filthie" Rich Bantegui on Jan 12, 2012

How goes it, friends? We’re almost one month away from the PS Vita launch here in North America, and Namco Bandai Games is nearly ready to launch the next chapter in the Katamari saga on February 22nd in North America and Europe.

We’ve already been over how the new core gameplay mechanics will work: You’ll stretch and squeeze your katamari using the rear touchscreen, changing the shape of your rolly ball of fun to better maneuver around each level. What we haven’t yet shared is the story! Watch the prologue video below to get a look at the terrifying revelation uncovered by the King of All Cosmos at the beginning of our stretchy tale. Once the greatest in the universe, the king finds out that his level of cool is now only on par with something he simply won’t stand for… thus beginning a redemption tale for the ages!

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Shinobido 2 Developers Discuss the Sounds of Assassination

+ Posted by "Filthie" Rich Bantegui on Jan 06, 2012

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Hello again, PS Vita fans! Hoping you enjoyed our premiere of the first Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen details not long ago. As promised, I’m back to share a post with you from our friends on the development team ACQUIRE Corp. Our friend Toshiko Tazaki has more details to share on how they shaped the tension and atmosphere in their upcoming assassin-thriller. Have a look and a listen down below, and stay tuned to PlayStation.Blog as we lead up to the game’s launch on February 22nd for more in-depth looks at how the team brought this killer game together on the PS Vita.

Hello again, PS Vita fans! Hoping you enjoyed our premiere of the first Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen details not long ago. As promised, I’m back to share a post with you from our friends on the development team ACQUIRE Corp. Our friend Toshiko Tazaki has more details to share on how they shaped the tension and atmosphere in their upcoming assassin-thriller.

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First Video: Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen for PS Vita

+ Posted by "Filthie" Rich Bantegui on Dec 19, 2011

Hey guys, @FilthieRich back at you with some all-new hotness premiering here on the PlayStation.Blog before anywhere else. You know I like to hook it up, and hook it up I shall.

We’re nearly two months away from the launch of the PS Vita here in North America and Europe on February 22nd, 2012 – and as many of you know NAMCO BANDAI Games will be bringing Acquire’s epic assassin tale of vengeance and betrayal to the PS Vita on DAY ONE! If you aren’t familiar with Acquire’s work, they have a killer pedigree having worked on series’ like Tenchu and Way of the Samurai, so you can bet your lucky ninja stars that their next epic will be impaling the competition on day one.

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