PlayStation Mobile offers an enticing entry point into the PlayStation world to all owners of a PlayStation Certified smartphone or tablet, while giving PlayStation Vita gamers the chance to expand their collection with a host of innovative, affordable titles. All you need to get started is a Sony Entertainment Network account and a compatible device (full list here).
If you’re using a PS Vita, a new PlayStation Mobile tab will appear in the Store. If you’re using a smartphone or tablet, you can access PlayStation Store through the dedicated “PlayStation Mobile for Android” app. This will either automatically be added to your device or you can manually download it via playstation.com. For more information on accessing the app, see our online guide.
Of course, at the heart of PlayStation Mobile are the games, and the launch line-up truly promises something for everyone.
There are a wide range of titles available, including adventure, action, puzzle and sports games, created by both third party developers and SCE Worldwide Studios. Prices range from €0.50 to €12.99.
All PlayStation Mobile games will support the on-screen virtual DUALSHOCK controller, ensuring a unique experience across all PlayStation Certified devices. And if you’re using a PlayStation Vita or Xperia PLAY device, you’ll also be able to play with traditional button controls, where applicable.
Here are a few select highlights of the titles released today:
Super Crate Box - It’s time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.
Twist Pilot – Twist Pilot is a fiendishly addictive puzzle action game. Guide the constantly rotating Phil through 72 action-packed levels, making sure not to touch the sides while avoiding the mischievous Spiders and their troublesome tricks and traps.
Rebel – Being a prisoner of war is no fun. But sometimes, just sometimes, your enemy is stupid enough to let you escape. Armed to the teeth with no weapons whatsoever, how will you evade your captors?
Fuel Tiracas – Planet Tiracas needs an atmosphere, but its air-producing power stations require a fine balance of precious minerals to kick-start their nuclear reactors. That’s where you come in!
Here’s the full launch line-up, with new games added every Wednesday:
|Super Crate Box||Vlambeer|
|Twist Pilot||Crash Lab|
|Aqua Kitty – Milk Mine Defender||Tikipod|
|Samurai Beatdown||Beatnik Games|
|Hungary Giraffe||Laughing Jackal|
|Flick Hockey||Spinning Head|
|Beats Trellis||Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Inc.|
|Magic Arrows||Hamster Corporation|
|Everybody’s Arcade||Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.|
|Numblast||Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.|
|Loot the Land||Playerthree|
|Frederic – Resurrection of Music||Forever Entertainment|
Once you’ve bought the content, you can play it on up to three different devices.
At launch, the service will be available in nine countries: Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Australia, with more to follow.
Another great aspect of PlayStation Mobile is how it offers a more streamlined development environment for game creators. The PlayStation Mobile Developer Program includes the official version of PlayStation Mobile SDK and will become available to the development community in November.
This will be rolled-out in a phased manner starting with 11 countries and regions, including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. We’ll update you on the programme nearer launch.
So, without further ado, head on over to PlayStation Mobile and start exploring. Enjoy!