Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f and Miku Miku Hockey 2.0 Vita Trailers

New trailers for the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f and Miku Miku Hockey 2.0 Vita games have been released. 

Project Diva f, developed by Sega, will be available in the west on the PlayStation handheld in March, having previously been released on the PS3 last August. The Vocaloid rhythm game port will contain over 30 songs for players to choose from.

Miku Miku Hockey 2.0 will be released in Japan on 13 February, with a western release to be confirmed. This full version of the game allows players to customise Miku’s outfits and interact with her through augmented reality on their Vita.

Brand New Neptunia Project Announced

During the “Neptune Re;Birth 1 x Fairy Fencer F Pre-Release! Compile Heart‘s Autumn Next Hyperdimension Galapagos Stage!!” event at the Tokyo Game Show last weekend, Compile Heart announced a new Neptunia project is underway. Compile Heart’s producer Naoko Mizuno, directors Ken Itō and Shingo Onodera, marketing staff member Kazuki Maruyama, voice actress Kanako Sakai, and Dengeki PlayStation’s Yutaka Tanaka hosted the event; however, it wasn’t until after the event had supposedly ended that Onodera returned to the stage for one final surprise. He was handed an envelope by Maruyama which contained a sign that read “the long-deferred new Neptunia work is in production!”

The completely new project is not related to the HyperGoddess Noir: Super God Black Heart PS Vita game starring the character Noire/Black Heart, or Re;Birth 2, the new PS Vita remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2.

Ufotable Announces New Fate/stay night Project

The animation studio Ufotable has announced that it will be producing a new Fate/stay night project; it is unclear what form this project will take as of yet, but it will likely be a new anime series.

The studio previously produced an anime adaptation of Fate/zero, the prequel series of Fate/stay night, in 2011, which was in released in North America on Blu-ray, and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray with an English dub later this year. Ufotable also provided the anime openings for the PS Vita port of Fate/stay night: Réalta Nua.

Animation from Ufotable’s work on Fate/stay night: Réalta Nua:

Trailer for Latest Legend Of Heroes: Trials Game Released

Nihon Falcom has released a trailer of the latest instalment to The Legend Of Heroes: Trails series with The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Flash (Eiyu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki). The trailer debuted at Sony’s PS Vita conference. The video introduces the four main characters Rean Schwarzer, Alisa Reinford, Laura S. Arseid, and Eliot Craig. The game is set for release on PS3 and Vita in 2013.

This game is set in the same Erebonian Empire period as The Legend of Heroes: Trails in The Sky, which was released in 2004.

Soul Sacrifice Vita Conference Trailer Released

A new trailer for the RPG Soul Sacrifice, which was previously shown at the PlayStation Vita conference, has been released. The video shows further footage of the game’s various monsters and environments. The game will be released in Japan on 7 March, in North America on 30 April, and in Europe on 1 May.

The protagonist of the game is slave of a cruel sorcerer, who is saved from sacrifice by a demon in the form of a book. This book allows the player to experience battles with monsters from the past, gaining experience and power as they go along. Players can use magic but it comes at a cost, which can range from objects like jewels to body parts. The player’s in-game counterpart will be permanently marked by each use of magic, and as they get more powerful, they lose their human appearance and begin to resemble, and eventually turn into, a monster. 

The game was developed by Japan Studios, an in-house developer of Sony Computer Entertainment.

Muramasa Rebirth Gameplay Trailer

Marvelous AQL has released a new trailer for Muramasa Rebirth, the PS Vita port of Muramasa: The Demon Blade. The video features gameplay footage of the basic attacks and fight sequences. Muramasa Rebirth will be available from 28 March in Japan; a western release of the game in North America has been confirmed by Aksys but a release date has yet to be announced. 

This PS Vita port will come with new DLC, including four new scenarios and characters.

Soul Sacrifice RPG Trailer Released

PlayStation Japan has released a trailer for the PS Vita RPG Soul Sacrifice, the trailer was previously shown at the PlayStation Awards on 3 December. The video features gameplay footage of battle, which is described in the video as “intense magic battle action.” The game will be released in Japan on 7 March, in North America on 30 April, and in Europe on 1 May.

The protagonist of the game is slave of a cruel sorcerer, who is saved from sacrifice by a demon in the form of a book. This book allows the player to experience battles with monsters from the past, gaining experience and power as they go along. Players can use magic but it comes at a cost, which can range from objects like jewels to body parts. The player’s in-game counterpart will be permanently marked by each use of magic, and as they get more powerful, they lose their human appearance and begin to resemble, and eventually turn into, a monster. The game was developed by Japan Studios, an in-house developer of publisher Sony Computer Entertainment.

Persona 4: Golden Will Be Released on 20 November

Atlus has revealed that Persona 4: Golden, an RPG developed for the PS Vita, will be released in North America on 20 November. It will be available in both a standard and Solid Gold Premium Edition, which is limited to 10,000 units. The game was previously released in Japan on 14 June and is the best-selling title for PS Vita.

The game is an expansion port of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, a PS2 game released back in 2008. Persona 4: Golden features remastered visuals and additional dialogue; an online dungeon rescue feature is also available, as well as new characters and a new opening animation sequence composed by Shoji Meguro.

Little Busters! Series Gets First Anime Ad

Based on the visual novel by Key, the upcoming anime Little Busters! has got its first TV advert. The advert is narrated by male protagonist Riki Naoe, voiced by the actress Yui Horie.

Key, an adult game brand of Visual Art’s, first released the romance adventure game for PCs in 2007 and it has since been brought out on Playstation 2, PSP and PS Vita. Many of the game’s original cast members will be reprising their roles in the anime; however, Horie will voice the character Riki and Sora Tokui will be taking over the role of Sasami Sasasegawa. Yuiko Tatsumi will be replacing Shiho Kawaragi for the role of Mio Nishizono, due to Kawaragi announcement last month that she is pregnant.

The anime series will begin on 6 October in Japan.