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

Keiichiro Toyama's Avatar Posted by 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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victorhugoborges said:

June 12th, 7:56 pm

Im REALLY trying to like my Vita.

I mean, I’ve put my 3DS aside since I’ve got my Vita (at launch, mind you).
Since then, I’ve bought almost every reasonably worthy game available. Honestly, I’ve been hooked only by 3 of them (Wipeout, Lumines and UMvsC).

I’ve been waiting for Gravity Rush for months. Why cant Sony do right even the most mundane stuff like updating a frigging store?

Cmon Sony! Dont make me wish Ive have bought Resident Evil Revelations instead.
You know, that 3DS title everyone have talked about? Ive skipped that title because I want to support YOUR titles.

Now I have to go to sleep. No Gravity Rush for me. Maybe tomorrow I will turn my 3DS on again and see whats going on.

(sorry for any english mistake, Im not a native speaker)

febwtf said:

June 12th, 8:02 pm

Gravity Rush launches *tomorrow* on PS Vita :)

fifthcore said:

June 12th, 8:04 pm

See you next Tuesday Sony.

DerpiestShazbot said:

June 12th, 8:05 pm

This is ridiculous. I wanted to actually download the game on the day it’s supposed to come out so I can hurry up and get it’s god awful download times out of the way and still have time left in the day to actually play the game.
I’m going to bed soon because I have work tomorrow morning. I’m very dissapointed. Is Sony always like this with updating the PSN Store? I’m a bit new to this but Steam, Xbox LIVE, and Nintendo almost never have these problems.

KnightofZeroT said:

June 12th, 8:06 pm

10pm Central… Still no Update. This is bad… nex week the Update will be in Wednesday :'(

Klonoa11 said:

June 12th, 8:07 pm

this makes valve time look good

pyrophysics said:

June 12th, 8:11 pm

Next time a big release is coming out, I hope you guys have you stuff together. I was really looking forward to Gravity Rush and wanted to support you guys in the digital space, but this is ridiculous.

You know we guys want instant gratification so why are you even having problems? This is the type of stuff you plan weeks ahead for.

Maybe now you will drop the stupid 5pm update crap and just update the store at midnight like every other service does. This is just another reason why people tout Xbox Live as the better service.

layton2012 said:

June 12th, 8:11 pm

Hopefully, it uploads at 10 central so I can play in the morning.

Klonoa11 said:

June 12th, 8:13 pm

(has anyone noticed that the millitary outfit has a red armband)

Fnord said:

June 12th, 8:20 pm

Y’all are some impatient folks. I assume that none of y’all have ever been part of something that had problems at a critical time. Stuff happens. It’s not the end of the world. Lighten up. Oh, and Gravity Rush is freakin’ awesome (ordered from Amazon with release-day delivery). ;)

maffu500 said:

June 12th, 8:21 pm

If it reaches Midnight EST…..
I’m sorry Sony, you failed BIG TIME. Honestly, it’s making me think of using PSN. Ever.
In Fact, The only game I’ll get in ages is Gravity Rush anywase.
If it does reach Midnight, either EST or whatever, that’s a large problem.

pyrophysics said:

June 12th, 8:24 pm

@208 Yeah, of course you don’t care, you got the physical copy. I will continue to complain. If this was just an occasional thing, it wouldn’t be a problem, but it happens way too frequently.

Booka606 said:

June 12th, 8:26 pm

way to frequently….
next tuesday it is…or friday for mgs then…smh
ps1 classics NOW

Donelwero said:

June 12th, 8:26 pm

Uh yeah, this is kind of usual with PSN. It gets updates at random times.

maffu500 said:

June 12th, 8:27 pm

@212
But, it’s Almost MIDNIGHT. It’s 11:27. THAT is some serious problems, being about 6 hours over the “usual”.

Booka606 said:

June 12th, 8:28 pm

i think its being updated now because i tried to enter the store and i get (an error has occurred) 80023017

WhiskeyBlues said:

June 12th, 8:28 pm

Your PSN team is a mess. How difficult is it to load content early and offer it on time every week? It’s not like this is the first year of the store. It’s 2012! Get with it! This is annoying.

Nickd447 said:

June 12th, 8:30 pm

Hm…lets see.
Currently waiting for:

1) Gravity Rush
2) MGS Collection

and oh yeah….Persona 4 from the JPN store which is set to release on 6/14 on the JPN Store……

If this same problem reoccurs during that moment, well…..I can’t say….

maffu500 said:

June 12th, 8:30 pm

@214
I just got in…
We shall seee!
=D

Booka606 said:

June 12th, 8:32 pm

@217 nothin

Donelwero said:

June 12th, 8:36 pm

This is so Sonyish. no answers, no info… apologies maybe?

mhcelo said:

June 12th, 8:36 pm

I still hiting “New Releases” but nothing happens… :/

maffu500 said:

June 12th, 8:36 pm

Grrrr…..11:37.
Better by by Midnight!

aznexcav said:

June 12th, 8:38 pm

Currently watching nba while waiting.

Nickd447 said:

June 12th, 8:40 pm

I have owned the Japanese copy of the game from its release date in Japan. Due to this fact I’m a little more lenient in terms of waiting for the U.S. release of Gravity Rush.

However, I must admit that this, by far has been the largest error I have experienced as far as digital gaming and this is from sole experience of having owned every console released after the game cube, thus including Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, 3DS, DS, DSi, PSP Go, PSP, as well as a gaming desktop (you get the idea).

I have received a stellar performance from the Xbox 360 and PS3 via their own online services. However, this is the first hiccup I have run into, and by far this is unacceptable for a company “once” known for their excellent services.

Klonoa11 said:

June 12th, 8:40 pm

sony,
ya got 20 minutes

Malek said:

June 12th, 8:41 pm

I thought gravity rush was out today??? did it get delayed i don’t see anything on psn but the release date says the 12th of june…maybe it’s july 12th. ahh well i will check again in a month.

TheJiggySaw said:

June 12th, 8:42 pm

i live in colorado and i am praying i will get it around 10 please sony please

layton2012 said:

June 12th, 8:43 pm

This is really pissing me off, I’m exhausted but want to be able to play this game tomorrow morning.

Booka606 said:

June 12th, 8:43 pm

still nothin

WhiskeyBlues said:

June 12th, 8:44 pm

Hey SCEA. How do I apply for a position on the PSN team? I have no experience and would be totally incompetent , but from the looks of your current team I guess that isn’t really a deal-breaker for you guys.

DarkOne_PR said:

June 12th, 8:44 pm

just bough my retail version! thanks for the DLC! hope more free DLC keeps rolling to keep the game alive as much as possible! I said day one and day one was it! I will support the Vita and the Awesome games it will release!

maffu500 said:

June 12th, 8:44 pm

@224
It’s SUPPOSED to be released to do, But….You know, Sony is having some Probs.

DRail25 said:

June 12th, 8:47 pm

i think i’m gonna spend my money on something else. not gonna wait.

DerpiestShazbot said:

June 12th, 8:47 pm

I’m glad I’m not an avid PlayStation gamer. Seems like every time I even give something PlayStation-related a chance, something goes terribly wrong on Sony’s end.

Booka606 said:

June 12th, 8:50 pm

same error 80023017 lmao…

KironZero said:

June 12th, 8:50 pm

OMGZ Gravity Rush is finally on teh psn store!

KironZero said:

June 12th, 8:51 pm

which is what i’d be saying when the update finally works

Nickd447 said:

June 12th, 8:51 pm

A individual purchases a console for a certain positive aspect of it.

In my case that would be the console exclusive [Hit] titles.
In this case, however the hit title has sunk a little from my point of view.
I acknowledge that I will have a change of heart and will not care when I have the digital copy at my disposal, but I will now think twice of purchasing digital copies off PSN no matter how lamentable it may be (for me).

maffu500 said:

June 12th, 8:51 pm

@234
Dangit. Made me check…….

TheJiggySaw said:

June 12th, 8:52 pm

been counting hours since i woke up

Nickd447 said:

June 12th, 8:53 pm

@239. Agreed.

maffu500 said:

June 12th, 8:53 pm

@238
Tell me about it, been waitin’ since Like, midnight yesterday. Almost been 24 hours. Derp……

Nickd447 said:

June 12th, 8:54 pm

5min. till the next hour.

KironZero said:

June 12th, 8:55 pm

ok it is actually up. im downloading riht now. theres no update just search in store

Booka606 said:

June 12th, 8:55 pm

goin to bedd add me as a psn friend..
booka606 add me

Nickd447 said:

June 12th, 8:56 pm

The wait is over.

KeyThree said:

June 12th, 8:56 pm

its up:P

Daush said:

June 12th, 8:57 pm

Its up!!!

KnightofZeroT said:

June 12th, 8:57 pm

Finaly… I can buy GR in the store

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