Child of Light is an absolutely staggeringly beautiful game, great fun and impressing critics left and right. There's one problem though: if you're not sat at a console, you're not going to be able to enjoy it. That's why it's great news that Ubisoft have announced that they're bringing Aurora and pals to the PlayStation Vita later this year.
Digimon rode the same wave Pokemon did for a while in the nineties, but when the fad ended, so too did the mainstream acceptance of those digital champions. Pokemon kept working as a full-on RPG and Digimon, at least here in the UK, disappeared from charts. That might be about to change.
Feeling a bit overwhelmed by how many titles you have in the backlog? Worried that your 250+ games on Steam have never been touched, and yet you keep buying them? Things might be about to get much worse. IGN are reporting that they've been told the PlayStation Now streaming service will contain "hundreds of titles" at launch, an event that's happening this summer for you lucky North Americans.
If you own a PlayStation 4, a Vita or have downloaded the official PlayStation App on your smartphone, you'll have seen an update notification today. The PlayStation 4 has been updated to 1.7, and the other two platforms have been updated to allow for new features or to fix old ones.
All of Sony's main HD trilogies are now available on the Vita, and a lot of the third party collections have made their way across as well. There's one major franchise missing, and it's especially surprising since they've made their way to the console in a separate game already. Ratchet and Clank HD isn't yet available on Sony's latest handheld, but it seems like that might change fairly soon.
Here in EU territories, we've had access to almost the entire PS1 classic range of titles on the Vita since the day Sony's PlayStation Emulator became available almost two years ago. We've been playing Crash, Spyro, Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider like nobody's business. Unlucky residents of the US haven't been able to do that... until today.
Sony Asia have once again announced the upcoming games for their PlayStation Plus content, most of which end up being exactly the same as the EU stuff. There's a nice mixture of titles this month across all platforms, certainly enough to keep most people happy until May.
The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 made it to a variety of platforms late last year and the second episode became available in February. Despite that, there's still not been much in the way of talk about the Vita version. Those that wanted to make difficult moral decisions concerning zombies while in the bathroom or on the bus were flat out of luck. That seems like it's about to change.
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is well on its way and is looking great. Every set of screenshots, every new piece of information shows a game that's honest to the original Oddysee, but that has been improved upon with modern technology. At GDC this week, Just Add Water and Oddworld Inhabitants released a brand new video showing off some familiar, but excitingly new gameplay.
While the Lord of the Rings franchise focussed on a small group of people changing the world in a big way, The Hobbit was more about the group (at least up to a point). This isn't something that's been lost on the team behind LEGO The Hobbit either, as they've added new ways for you to work together with your "buddies." Warner Brothers today released a new trailer showcasing these new abilities, and the importance of your group.