Sony just finished it's conference for Gamescom, among showing off the Last of Us, and Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified, a few new titles were announced, as were some announcements regarding the Playstation brand. Among them LittleBig Planet 2 was showcased as a new Vita title, and introduced the Cross Controller feature, which allows Playstation Vita users to use the Vita as a controller. Some advantages of using the Vita as a controller were to see hidden traps on the Vita screen, move objects via the touch screen and use the back touch panel to activate platforms and gadgets in the game.
Speaking of the Vita, Cross Buy will allow players to buy games such as Playstation All Stars Battle Royale for both the Vita and the Playstation 3 for one price. Also announced for Playstation All Stars Battle Royale, Ratchet, Dante (DmC), Sackboy, and Spike (Ape Escape) have been the new announced characters for the game.
Playstation Mobile was also showcased, which would allow gamers with the android operating system to play mobile games on their Playstation mobile device, and the Playstation Vita.
Playstation Plus members also had some good news come their way as well. Red Dead Redemption will be September's game of the month for Playstation Plus members. Also announced for PS Plus members was an upgrade to their online cloud storage. PS Plus members now get 1GB of data stored instead of the 150MB.
The big news were the new titles announced for Playstation. Media Molecule, the development company behind LittleBig Planet, announced Tearaway for the Playstation Vita. In Tearaway, you play as Iota, a small messenger in the world of Tearaway, which looks like paper. A te
ch demo was shown live, and ended with a trailer showing off how Tearaway plans to use the Playstation Vita.
Also announced was a survival horror game Until Dawn. Until Dawn, utilizes the Playstation Move controller, and looks to take a page from the classic horror movies judging by it's trailer.
A few new titles for Wonderbook were also featured, the first being Digg Nightcrawler, a crime based noir revolving around children's fairy tales. Also Walking With Dinosaurs from the BBC was announced, as was a partnership with Wonderbook and Disney.
Finally, two new titles were announced from Sony Computer Entertainment's Japan studio. The first being Playstation Network title Rain. Rain was dubbed as “an invisible world revealed by rain”. In Rain an invisible boy's impression in the world is revealed through the downpour of rain during the game, not much more was revealed other than that in the trailer. Also, “Rain” is a working title for the game, so this may be called something else at a later date.
The next title announced from Sony's Japan studio was Puppeteer. In puppeteer, a young boy named Kutaro, is carried away by the maleficent Moon Bear King to a black castle, where the unlucky lad is transformed into a puppet. Kutaro then displeases the terrible tyrant who duly devours the boy’s wooden head and casts away his body. But the headless hero is not alone, for he discovers a very special pair of magic scissors, which will help him on his harrowing quest to find his head and his way home. Though it does get a little weird, the game looks vibrant and full of character as seen in the trailer.
There you have it, the noteworthy announcements from the Sony conference from Gamescom. Is there something you're excited about? Let us know what you think in the comments.