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Sony announces PSN title Rain, new exclusives, Cross-Buys, PSOne games on Vita, and more at Gamescom

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Author: Peter Grimm  

Sony had quite a lot to show at Gamescom this year (and the event hasn't even started yet, technically). At their press conference in Cologne, Germany, the company made a number of wide-ranging announcements.

Among them were quite a few new games, such as Supermassive Games' Move-enabled horror title Until Dawn, Media Molecule's new PlayStation Vita project Tearaway, Guerilla Games' Killzone: Mercenary, also for Vita, and Sony's Japan Studios' stylish side-scroller Puppeteer.

Sony PlayStation Network's Rain for PS3 from SCE Japan Studios

Perhaps the most interesting of these new games, though, is another title from Japan Studios; a PSN title simply called Rain, which is a dark and moody game that stars an invisible boy, whose form is revealed only when the rain exposes his silhouette.

These games were not the only ones that got time to shine during the press conference. Sony also made a new announcement for some highly-anticipated titles. For starters, it was revealed that four new characters have been added to the growing roster for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (Sackboy, Ratchet and Clank, Dante, and Spike from Ape Escape), while God of War: Ascension will be getting a multiplayer beta in the coming months.

Outside of the games, Sony made an announcement that is sure to get owners of both PlayStation 3s and PS Vitas very happy: Cross-Buys. What that means is that, starting sometime later this year, players will be able to buy either a PS3 or Vita version of any game that supports both systems, and then be able to download the other version of that game at for free. Two games for the price of one, basically.

Additionally, we also learned that, after fan request after request, PSOne titles are finally on their way to your PlayStation Vita. The first round of confirmed games include Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, and Resident Evil 2.

Plenty of other announcements were made during Sony's press conference, more than could be easily fitted here. If you want to find out what those announcements were, check out the link to the PlayStation Blog below. But before you leave... check out the mess of trailers we've posted below the jump!

Source: PlayStation Blog

Posted on: 08/14/2012 | ? Comments
Tags: Sony, PlayStation, Network, PSN, Rain, PS3, SCE, Japan Studios, Until Dawn, Killzone, Mercenary, Tearaway, Puppeteer, Cross-Buys, PSOne, Final Fantasy VII, Resident Evil 2, Metal Gear Solid, trailers, videos, Video Game News
Peter Grimm

A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.

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