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PlayStation Mobile Launches Tomorrow, and This Intriguing Rhythm Slasher is Coming With It

While the majority of the 20 or so titles launching tomorrow for the PlayStation Mobile platform on Android and PlayStation Vita remain up in the air, the ones I know for certain — Eufloria and this, Beatnik Games' side-scrolling rhythm action game Samurai Beatdown — are certainly worth the price of admission.

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I'm a huge fan of putting any sort of action to a beat, and that's what Samurai Beatdown does. It's like a sequence ripped out of the hip hop-heavy anime Samurai Champloo, marrying beats with sword slices. Each level has its own song and feel.

In the announcement for Samurai Beatdown, Beatnik managing director Sherif Aziz does shed a little light on PlayStation Mobile, mentioning that the platform allows developers to update when and how they please, and explained why he was excited about PSM.

I think the market for PlayStation Mobile is very exciting. The nature of the devices supported (finally we have buttons - Vita and Xperia Play) I feel we could make some very interesting and cool games people will really enjoy on mobile devices (I loved Super Crate Box but I cringed when I played on the iPhone – however I think PlayStation Mobile is an ideal platform).

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Funny, one of the reasons I'm excited about PSM is Samurai Beatdown.

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TheUltimateWarrior
TheUltimateWarrior

Sony has no idea wtf they're doing these days. I can confirm that developer interest in this platform is below minimal, and nobody is going to take the time to port their native Android code over to get it to work on PS Certified devices. Yes, it isn't just a copy/paste job.

Sony would've been better off just making Android games and having them include Trophies/PSN like Microsoft does with their XBOX Live on Windows Phone games. Unlocking Achievements and having access to XBL Profiles and Friendlists on a mobile is such an obvious thing people want that I can't understand for the life of me why Sony just didn't copy MS.

It's sad to see bad decision after bad decision coming from Sony over the last couple of years. I expect the first true nail in the coffin to be delivered this Holiday when the 360 drops in price (it IS happening, come back to this post in December) and the Wii U launches for a mere $30 more than the new, MORE EXPENSIVE, UGLY-AS-SIN-PSLIMV2.