SCE Japan Studio News


Recent Tags

Knack review: crash and burn

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 14, 2013 10:00am PST

Mark Cerny is not only the lead system architect of PlayStation 4, he's also a game designer, having worked on games like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro...


"Looks like if they made a crash bandicoot game but instead they stripped out all of the superb ..."

- spammehardo see all 13 comments

Rain trailer celebrates today's launch

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 01, 2013 11:15am PDT

As clouds gather over PlayStation 3 to unleash Rain later today, the launch trailer has trickled out a little in advance. It's very much the sort of artsy game that seems at home on PlayStation, and we enjoyed what we played in July, so huzzah for the launch.


Gravity Rush team teases new Vita game

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 19, 2013 7:00am PDT

It appears Gravity Rush may be getting a sequel. Sony released a new teaser at Tokyo Game Show, promising a new game from the team. Given its...


Rain falling on PS3 on October 1

By Steve Watts, Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT

Rain is coming on October 1 for $14.99, Sony has announced. Pre-ordering by September 30 will net you some bonuses like themes, avatars, and a musical montage.


Rain preview: absorbing the world

By Gabriella Tato, Jul 30, 2013 11:00am PDT

Slated for a release this fall, one of the last games to bow out the PS3 is the quietly beautiful action-adventure Rain. Although its more...


"this game looks really pretty can't wait to check it out. hope it's not a flop, they've spent ..."

- ellipticalyank see all 2 comments

How a designer's son helped pitch Puppeteer

By Steve Watts, Jul 12, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Sony Japan Studio's Gavin Moore says the idea for Puppeteer was inspired by playing co-op games with his son, who grew bored with games that were "all the same."


"aspies: only after the universe's heat death when complete entrophy has been reached will we ..."

- Marrbe see all 7 comments

Puppeteer pre-order bonuses announced

By Steve Watts, Jun 05, 2013 4:45pm PDT

Sony revealed the pre-order bonuses for Puppeteer today, and showed off trailers for the remaining powers that make up the game's core mechanics.


Rain coming to PS3 this fall

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2013 1:30pm PDT

A new story trailer for the Sony Japan Studio ghost story Rain gives a release window: fall 2013.


"Reminds me of Lost in Shadow on the Wii (which is a great little game, btw)"

- Borzoi see all 4 comments

Puppeteer takes to PS3 stage on September 10

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 26, 2013 5:15pm PDT

Horrid things, puppets. They hide in plain sight with leering faces and dead eyes, just waiting for you to turn your back, and then smiles creak across their little cruel lips. Awful. But, Sony's Japan Studio will let you fight the blighters on September 10 in third-person p...


Rain gameplay trailer shows soggy spooky story

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2013 3:45pm PDT

Sony announced Rain, a spooky story about a boy who enters the world of ghosts only visible in rain, at Gamescom last August then went quiet as the grave. Perhaps it was fleeing from ghost dogs. It's finally ready to talk again though, and today released a trailer with five ...


Knack first game for unveiled PlayStation 4

By John Keefer, Feb 20, 2013 3:40pm PST

A little robot will be one of the first new characters for Sony's just unveiled PlayStation 4 in a title called Knack, directed by PS4 architect Mark Cerny and coming from Japan Studio.


"I'm pretty sure kids want video games, not solitaire and monopoly. "

- DevSword see all 5 comments

Puppeteer trailer gets spooky for Halloween

By Steve Watts, Oct 31, 2012 2:00pm PDT

A new trailer for Puppeteer highlights the world of Hallowee Ville and its band of merry misfit monsters.


Rain and Puppeteer: two new PS3 games from Japan Studios

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 11:41am PDT

Sony debuted two new PlayStation 3 titles from Japan Studio at its Gamescom press briefing today: Rain and Puppeteer.


"Both games look pretty neat but Rain has really caught my attention with its premise. I wish ..."

- Bane122 see all 2 comments

Gravity Rush review

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Gravity Rush is one of those rare games where its premise and charm outweigh any blemishes it has--in spite of how large, and sometimes frustrating those shortcomings can be.


"I just got a vita to play this, I love the floating mechanic and the sailor moon anime style"

- angelrubio see all 6 comments

Gravity Rush downloadable content detailed

By Steve Watts, Jun 12, 2012 10:00am PDT

Gravity Rush has marked its launch with announcements of upcoming downloadable content packs: an extension to the Military Pack offer, along with the upcoming Spy and Maid packs.