PlayStation TGS press conference: PS3 Slim unveiled, Vita PlayStation Plus dated, and much more

Sony announced a slimmer PlayStation 3, dated when the Vita is getting Playstation Plus and showed off cosmic red and sapphire blue PS Vita's during their pre-TGS press conference today. Here's all of our stories from the event.

Soul Sacrifice coming to PlayStation Vita in Spring 2013

Soul Sacrifice, game designer Keiji Inafune's current project, will be released on the PlayStation Vita in Spring 2013, it was revealed at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference today.

The co-op action game about choices, consequences, power, and sacrifice has been described as a cross between Monster Hunter and Dark Souls, and will be released in Japan and North America next year.

Inafune announced last week that he is also working on a zombie-oriented action game called Yaiba, but few details have been revealed.


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PlayStation Plus coming to PS Vita in November

PlayStation Plus, the subscription service that supplies PS3 owners with a steady stream of free and discounted games, will become available to Vita owners from this November. You'll only need the one subscription for both consoles, so if you already use PlayStation Plus the Vita service will be free to you as long as you remain a member.

Like the PS3, the Vita will get an Instant Game Collection — a rotating selection of full games to download for free, though no titles have been announced yet. There'll also be the same cloud storage functionality for game saves, automatic trophy...

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PlayStation Vita gets a Manga Reader and Live Broadcast app

The PlayStation Vita in Japan is getting an app that will allow users to read manga on the device, and another app that will allow them to broadcast to Japan's Nico Nico Douga video sharing website.

The Manga Reader App allows readers to view manga in full color in a double-page spread. Users can zoom in on panels, view the manga in portrait orientation, and users will be able to purchase comics from the Sony Reader Store.

The Reader Store will open in mid-October and there will be more than 3,000 manga available at launch.

The broadcast app allows users to broadcast to Nico Nico Douga...

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PS Vita getting new 'cosmic red' and 'sapphire blue' colors in Japan

At today's Tokyo Game Show press conference, Sony announced a pair of new colors for its Vita handheld in Japan. Starting November 15th the device will be available in both "cosmic red" and "sapphire blue," bringing the total number of colors available in Japan to four. Unfortunately, there's currently no word on whether or not the new colors will make their way to the rest of the world, so for now we'll all just have to look at Japanese gamers with envy.



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'Valhalla Knights 3', 'God Eater 2', 'Toukiden' and more announced at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press event

Japanese publishers Marvelous AQL, Bandai Namco and Tecmo Koei announced a slew of new titles for Sony's PlayStation devices at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference today.

Marvelous AQL confirmed three new titles that are in the works for the PlayStation Vita: Valhalla Knights 3 will be available for 6,980 Yen on February 28th, 2013, Oboroge Muramasa will cost 4,980 Yen and be available on March 28th, 2013, and Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Shojotachi no Shomei will be out on February 28th, 2013.

Tecmo Koei announced Toukiden for the PSP and PS Vita. Both will have cross-platform play....

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PlayStation Mobile titles go on sale October 3rd, Sharp and Fujitsu join as hardware partners

Back at E3 Sony rebranded its Playstation Suite mobile gaming initiative to PlayStation Mobile, and the company has now announced it will begin distributing content to certified devices through the PlayStation Store on October 3rd. Aimed at Android-based smartphones and tablets, PlayStation Mobile games will be available in nine different countries at launch, including the US, UK, Japan, Canada, and France. Around 30 different titles will be present to start with, from both Sony and third-party developers. According to Sony, the titles will be priced between 50 to 850 yen (approximately...

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'Hot Shots Golf 6' to have Cross Buy in Japan

'Hot Shots Golf 6' will have Cross Buy support, it was announced at Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference today.

Sony announced Cross Buy back in August, a system where players receive the PlayStation Vita version of a game for free if they buy it for their PlayStation 3.

The Cross Buy initiative is kicking off with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and Sony confirmed back in August that Cross Buy will extend to titles like Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. Today Sony confirmed that Hot Shots Golf 6 is also receiving Cross Buy support in Japan....

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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2', 'Yakuza 5' and 'Rocksmith' dated for Japan

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Yakuza 5, Ubisoft's Rocksmith, and Fist of the North Star have all been given release dates in Japan, it was announced during Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference today.

During the press conference, Sony confirmed that Biohazard 6 (Resident Evil 6 in the west) will release on the same day as Japan's launch of the new PlayStation 3, Fist of the North Star will be out on December 20th, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be out November 22nd, Hot Shots Golf 6 on November 22nd, Sports Champions 2 will be out November 29th, and Ubisoft's Rocksmith will be out November...

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Sony debuts redesigned slim PlayStation 3 console, coming as bundle September 25th

Sony announced a new PlayStation 3 at its Tokyo Game Show press conference today.

The console comes in Charcoal Black and Classic White with a 250GB and 500GB version. The black console will be out in Japan on October 4th, and the white console on November 22nd.

In North America, the 250GB console will be available September 25th and be priced at $269.99. It will come as part of a "limited edition" bundle that includes the "game of the year" edition of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and a credit for $30 worth of content for the game Dust 514. The 500GB version will be available on October...

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