NanoBITES captures those small but important morsels of gaming information that otherwise might slip between the cracks.
ITEM! Just when you thought the PSP was about to go the way of the dodo, Sony has revealed that an entirely new model is the works. The PSP-E1000 loses Wi-Fi support but gains a lower price point. You can pick it up for $AU139.95 this November.
ITEM! The retail prices of the 160GB and 320GB PlayStation 3 models are being reduced to AU$349.95 and $AU449.95 respectively. You won’t have long to wait to take advantage of the new prices, with Sony announcing that they will apply from Monday 22 August.
ITEM! Escape Plan is a monochrome PSVita adventure starring a pair of ink filled freaks. According to developer Fun Bits Interactive, you’ll need to “swipe, squeeze, poke and slap” your heroes in order succeed. It all sounds rather distressing, doesn’t it?
ITEM! MMO mega publisher NCSoft is collaborating with Carbine Studios on a vibrant new project. With its colourful interstellar setting and wacky cast, WildStar may well be aimed at a younger market.
ITEM! Ubisoft has claimed that it will be supporting the PSVita with “new intellectual properties” but immediately undermined this pledge by announcing a raft of sequels, spin-offs and ports for the unit, including Assassin’s Creed, Rayman Origins and Lumines.
ITEM! Sony’s action packed Resistance franchise is to be the subject of a second handheld offering, this time from developer Nihilistic Software. An origin story of sorts, Resistance: Burning Skies takes place during the initial Chimera attack on American soil.
ITEM! When it was announced at last year’s Tokyo Game Show, many wondered how the mechs of Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor could possibly be guided exclusively with the Kinect. As it happens, they won’t. Capcom has revealed that the game will support a combination of traditional and gesture based controls.
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