PSP Still Getting New Games, and You Can Decide the Look of This One's UMD

How do you want it to look?

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Gaijinworks is looking to make the release of upcoming PSP RPG Summon Night 5 particularly special for fans, who will be able to vote on the design of the game's UMD.

This will happen through Twitter, where Gaijinworks will tweet two possible designs at a time. You can cast your support for one or the other by retweeting the one you prefer. More designs will be shared throughout the remainder of August. Those that get the most retweets will be used for the actual game, though the company isn't saying exactly how many different versions will end up being produced.

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The first two possibilities are now up on Twitter; you can see them above and retweet your favorite by going here (left) or here (right).

Plans to release Summon Night 5 in North America and Europe were first announced earlier this year. Despite the PSP market being largely dead in the west, Gaijinworks localized and released JRPG Class of Heroes 2 for PSP in 2013 (and is now bringing Class of Heroes 3 to the west). In the case of Summon Night 5, none of the previous games have ever made it out of Japan, but this game was chosen in part to how recently (2013) it was released.

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Digital versions of both Summon Night 5 and Class of Heroes 3 will be released on the PlayStation Store, making them playable on PlayStation Vita. Additionally, SN5 will get a one-time-only physical release prior to the digital version coming out, and it's looking to be a good one.

In addition to a UMD copy, physical buyers will receive a game case with a multi-sided, full-color insert; a full-color manual; one of two 14" x 19" posters; a hologram; a code for the digital version; and the full soundtrack on CD with full-color inserts. This all costs $42 plus shipping, and you preorder your copy now.

Summon Night 5 is due out sometime this fall.

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Redblaze27

The Vita needs to be more like the PSP.

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monkeyboysteve

@Redblaze27

Vita is far better than the PSP overall...:

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xOmniCloudx

@monkeyboysteve: lol no Vita is a joke that even Sony abandoned, PSP was actually good.

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Redblaze27

@monkeyboysteve: Proprietary card storage and it doesn't come in sufficient volumes.

Vita is also missing that system seller game to a mass market, like Monster Hunter was to PSP.

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monkeyboysteve

@Redblaze27

Persona 4 golden is it's system seller to be honest, which is a lot more accessible than monster hunter.

: With games like Steins gate, Danganronpa 1+2 (I know they were PSP games) and Zeros last reward it has more than enough games to be a great console.

The card storage was a massive nail in it's coffin though, It does have big enough cards... they are just way too expensive to even consider. Sony really know how to f*ck over their fans.

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Sevenizz

@monkeyboysteve: Love or hate Microsoft - but you have to appreciate they introduced the hard drive to consoles. Otherwise, you'd still be buying memory cards for consoles like the Vita where Microsoft doesn't have a competing product.

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CyberEarth

@Sevenizz: I disagree. You should be thanking Nintendo for that. They had a few failed hard drives (due to their crappy systems and lack of support. I think there was one as early as SNES). PS2 also had a hard drive that didn't succeed. Those were well before Microsoft's days. Microsoft just REQUIRED it and had Western appeal. Microsoft's implementation was a NON-REPLACABLE HDD? rofl... oookay. Yes, I should be thanking them, not.

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Sevenizz

@CyberEarth: The PS2 HD came out a few years after the original Xbox launched - not before. Did Nintendo's even launch? I know it didn't in North America.

Also, no one filled up an 8g HD on Xbox machines with game saves and about 4 games that had DLC which consisted of arcade games and maps. There was no need to remove it unless you were hacking your machine.

Learn your console history before coming at me.

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monkeyboysteve

@Sevenizz

Yes they did, but the PS3 was clearly going to go that route as well even if Microsoft didn't.

:Cards etc would not have had the storage space.

Also the PS3 gave us a hard drive that could be replaced... Microsoft went the proprietary route, which is as bad as what Sony done with the VIta.

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Sevenizz

@monkeyboysteve: I read somewhere the ps3 almost didn't ship with a hard drive. The ps2 final fantasy HD bombed and they were selling boatloads of ps2s and memory cards. They almost didn't need it. DLC didn't take off on the original Xbox and the ps2 only saw Socom DLC. If memory serves me correct, the Xbox only had paid DLC from Rainbow Six 3, Halo 2, and various Arcade titles. I think Ghost Recon maps were free, and Counter Strike maps were on disc that just needed an online code to unlock - also free.

Regardless, Microsoft innovated it with the original Xbox.

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monkeyboysteve

@Sevenizz

I'm not denying it. I loved my OG Xbox.

I had all my music on there and it was such a nice change not to need memory cards.

(when I bought my PS2 on launch day there were no memory cards left, I had to make do for a few weeks)

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Sevenizz

@monkeyboysteve: I worked at SCEA during the ps2 launch (and ps3). I remember getting constant orders for Fantavision, and yes, memory cards - and strangely, remote controls. I also remember having so much of those Final Fantasy hard drives - our first replenish stayed in our warehouse for years. About a year after the ps3 launch we just had them destroyed. I don't think Sony ever had a price drop on those things. If you saw those discounted ever, they were initial shipments that never sold.

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Redblaze27

@Sevenizz: PS4 AND Xbox One have pitiful storage space too. With how large the games are, 10TB sounds reasonable for a long-term user.

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Sevenizz

@Redblaze27: I'll agree with that.

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Redblaze27

@monkeyboysteve:

1.) Every game you mentioned has an anime aesthetic, for some reason thats a massive turn-off to some consumers.

2.) Vita needs cards over 100GB if digital only is meant to be a viable option..

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Dark_Wr4ith

@Redblaze27: You're not wrong, I am one of the few people who actually like the Vita. But the lack of space is a MAJOR drawback. Even on the 32gig card (which costs a f*cking fortune) you can only fit a handful of games.

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monkeyboysteve

@Redblaze27

Of course they don't need 100GB cards... not every single game needs to be on a console at one time.

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Sevenizz

@Redblaze27: It could be the best game in the world, but if anime's involved - it's a no buy for me. Ugliest animation ever conceived.

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adsparky

I'm gonna get the physical copy yes or yes. Long live to the PSP!!

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DaVillain-

I still love my PSP for a reason :)

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bigg_p

That takes care of the daily impulse purchase, it looks fun though.

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tom_cat_01

It was(/is) a great system. So many amazing games: Crisis Core, Lumines, Resistance: Retribution, God of War: Chains of Olympus, Daxter,

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Dcyple3000

fwi, all psp games can be digitally played on the Vita.

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xOmniCloudx

@Dcyple3000: Actually, only a third of the PSP library can be digitally played on the Vita and many of the biggest PSP games are not digitally available on any platform.

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DrunkenPunk800

@xOmniCloudx: "many of the biggest PSP games are not digitally available on any platform." ...my pc begs to differ.

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xOmniCloudx

@DrunkenPunk800: My laptop also begs to differ when we're talking about non-official sources, an argument different from the one going on here... tl;dr Vita needs emulation to be worth the time.

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czlapaj2

@Dcyple3000: Not all are in the store so no.

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monkeyboysteve

@Dcyple3000

Crisis core can't... which is bloody annoying. :

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You go PSP, sorry Vita, cant win them all.