June 18, 2013 // 7:39 pm
- Sony Director of Emerging Platforms Chris Mahoney
announced that PlayStation Mobile was in full force at E3 this year.
To quote: This year we had some fun and exciting PlayStation Mobile games at our E3 booth in Los Angeles, as well as in the virtual booth within PlayStation Home on your PlayStation 3.
Also, we have been listening to our PlayStation Mobile community and we are pleased to say that your DualShock 3 can now be used to play some of your favorite PlayStation Mobile games on select PlayStation Certified devices.
In fact, Haunt the House: Terrortown and Switch Galaxy were both playable with a DualShock 3 in our booth at E3. We are updating our device list
with a small controller icon to show you which devices are compatible with the DualShock 3.
The PlayStation Mobile games at E3 this year were some of our best and most recent titles. If you want to download any of the eight games that are available now, you can easily find them in the PlayStation Mobile section of PlayStation Store on PlayStation Vita.
Owners of PlayStation Certified devices such as the Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia Z smartphone can download them through the PlayStation Store, which is part of the PlayStation Mobile for Android app
You can also find these games featured on the main page of the PlayStation store.
PlayStation Mobile games available now
Chimpact by Yippee! Entertainment ($3.99)
In Chimpact, players help a little monkey bounce around and collect items like bananas and diamonds through a variety of levels to make it home safely. Each level is made up of smaller segments that intertwine with each other making for an interactive and addictive game. Chimpact is a simple, yet challenging new age platforming game reminiscent of similar games from the 16-bit era.
Rymdkapsel by Grapefrukt Games ($4.99)
In Rymdkapsel, players take command of a space station and its minions. Carefully plan your expansions to the space station and manage your resources to explore the galaxy.
Switch Galaxy by Atomicom Ltd. ($2.49)
Switch Galaxy is a futuristic survival racing game based off its parent game, Switch. The game features a level structure, lots of pick-ups, power-ups, new enemies and upgraded graphics and has two modes: original Switch Survival Mode where players have one life to get as far as they can and Mission Mode where players travel from one side of the Galaxy to the other in the fastest time possible.
In Mission Mode, players are called on to find Tantallum, a metal that can only be collected at very high speeds. Players must deliver this to Dakur Technology's secret research base, where they will earn a jump drive to win gold trophies with.
Passing Time by Honeyslug ($2.49)
Get ready for kick off in Passing Time, the quirkiest and most original soccer game ever! Pass the ball and burn the opposition with the amazing fireball, prove your passing skills by mastering the slow moving rock ball and show off your one touch skills with the explosive bomb ball!
Customize and upgrade your team, create your own kit and kick it to the competition in 5 different game modes including leagues, set pieces and an expansive challenge mode.
Haunt the House by SFB Games ($3.49)
In Haunt the House: Terrortown, players float around as a ghost, who hides in an abandoned clock tower by day and haunts the town by night.
Possess any and all objects seen and use these objects to frighten any unsuspecting humans nearby. In this side scrolling action puzzle game, the aim is to scare every townsman and townswoman out of town and reclaim what has been lost before sunrise returns.
Dungeon Bandit by Rocking Pocket Games ($4.29)
Dungeon Bandit is a huge 2D dungeon crawler game. Explore a fantasy world full of castles, tombs, pyramids, arenas, mazes and forests. Dungeon Bandit features fully interactive environments with puzzles, and large levels with secret areas.
Super Brain Eat 3 by Thomas Hopper ($0.49)
Guide your little brain friend 'Gutsy' to eat all of the hearts and brains in Super Brain Eat 3. Avoid deadly traps and terrible jelly monsters. Eat portions to make you invincible or even give you the power to spit deadly magic.
Yu-Nama: The Puzzle by SCEI ($5.99)
"No Heroes Allowed," the PSP game popular for its unique world and original game system has come to PlayStation Mobile as "Yu-Nama: The Puzzle" and has been rearranged to be more accessible whilst retaining its characteristic pixelated art, RPG elements, classic sounds and scattering of wit.
Upcoming PlayStation Mobile demo games
Hermit Crab in Space by Golden Ruby Games
PlayStation Mobile Game Jam Winner - Hermit Crab in Space pits one lost crab against a hostile galaxy, forcing the player to fight their way home in an ever changing, improvised ship scavenged from the refuse around them.
Using the salvaged parts of his enemies' spacecrafts, the player slowly builds his ship for protection. Reinforce your ship with shields, cannons, power tiles, ramming tiles, and more-and discover new powers and strategies by combining them in different ways.
Ten by Eight by Action Button Entertainment
In Ten By Eight, players match groups of tiles by chaining up multiple groups with wildcard stars and attempt to find the longest paths possible. This is a puzzle game strong enough for a brain surgeon, yet PH-balanced for a rocket scientist.
Sully: A Very Serious RPG by Breadbros Games
Sully: A Very Serious RPG is a JRPG-style game made by some plucky Americans trying to bring back the "lighthearted romp" to an increasingly serious genre. Join Crystal and Darin as they deal with their last summer together before going to different colleges, and the adventures they have trying to make sense of growing up in a JRPG world.
Gunhouse by Necrosoft Games
Load your guns! Rain death from above! Protect your valuable orphans! Defeat giant, improbable bosses! That's Gunhouse. Necrosoft Games' debut title is part puzzle, part active tower defense, as you make big combos, to stock your guns, to launch a hail of bullets and special attacks at the enemies who would like nothing better than to consume your delicious orphan friends.
With a unique art style, music by Fez composer Disasterpeace, and code and design by an collective of indie game weirdos, Gunhouse will stay true to our company motto; "stupid games for jerks like us." Are *you* a jerk like us?
WW2: Hills of Glory by Advanced Mobile Applications (AMA) Ltd.
These are serious times! The enemy is launching a major offensive and we must stand our ground, whatever it takes. This is suicide, but you are the army's best bet. There are only three of you left to defend the hill, and they are more than a thousand. The enemy is gathering a growing number of hotshots determined to destroy you. It is time to teach them the meaning of war!
Crystallon by Team Dozen Eyes
Crystallon is a touch-controlled match-3 game where players are challenged to create isometric cubes out of floating pieces. Pieces have different qualities: Color, pattern, animation, and sound. In order to successfully create a group, the three pieces must be all the same or all different for each quality.
Pieces also have a fixed orientation: Left, Right and Top. You can only use one of each orientation per matched set. When pieces are successfully combined, they create cubes.
Cubes may also be combined together into sets of three for extra points. You can advance to the next level only when there are no remaining possible sets in the current level.