Muramasa Rebirth available for Vita today

Muramasa Rebirth Vita (Screen #2)Vanillaware’s Muramasa Rebirth is now available for the PS Vita. In the game, you’ll take up the stories of possessed princess Momohime or fugitive ninja Kisuke as travel through Japan in search of the Demon Blades. Hit the jump for more info, screens and the launch trailer. Continue reading

Amazon Gold Box: $250 320GB PS3 Uncharted 3 bundle

Amazon Gold Box: 320GB Uncharted 3 PS3 BundleWith the release next-gen consoles looming in the near future, it’s expected to start seeing some pretty sweet deals on current-gen systems. You can catch one today from Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day, which features a 320 GB PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and a 30-day PlayStation Plus subscription all for $250 (that’s $50 off the normal price).

Not interested? Well keep up with the deals as they’re revealed, as you’ll likely find something you’ll like (like Dead Island Riptide for $24.99, right now).

Gran Turismo 6 demo launching next Tuesday

GT Academy 2013If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on Gran Turismo 6, then get excited for a hands-on as the game’s demo will be released next Tuesday, July 2. And guess what? The demo is free and doesn’t require that you’ve owned any Gran Turismo product.

Also, if you happen to live in a GT Academy region, then you have a chance at racing with a real Nissan GT-R GT3 NISMO.

“GT Academy in the United States, along with Russia and Germany, will each have standalone qualifying contests to designate the countries’ top Gran Turismo drivers. Europe’s 2013 Academy includes France, Italy, UK, Spain, Portugal, Benelux, Nordics (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway) and CEE (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia). The winners of each of the GT Academy competitions will then be put through an incredibly intensive and thorough Driver Development Program, rated among the best in the world, in order to qualify for the ultimate competition prize – a full season racing a Nissan GT-R GT3 NISMO in a top-level championship.

‘GT Academy is testament to why Gran Turismo is the true racing simulator,’ said Asad Qizilbash, senior director of product marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America. ‘The PlayStation community has proven time and time again that Gran Turismo’s racing mechanics translate to the real world of race car driving, with racers who first cut their teeth racing in Gran Turismo now competing on the world stage. We encourage gamers of all skill levels to enter the contest, not just to be among the first to play Gran Turismo 6, but also for a chance to turn their driving passion into a career in the race world.'”

The contest ends on August 31, but the demo will still be available after that.

You guys ready?

Gran Turismo 6 pre-order trailer: What would you do with $1 million?

The Gran Turismo 6 15th Anniversary Edition was revealed yesterday along with regular pre-order bonuses. Ordering from GameStop would net you 20 special cars (among other bonuses), while going with Amazon will bring with it $1 million in in-game credits and four bonus cars. So if you can’t decide where to pre-order GT6 from, Polyphony Digital has released a pre-order trailer for Amazon, showing off just what you could do with $1 million in cold, hard, virtual cash. You can place your order at Amazon here.

Reminder: PSN undergoing maintenance today from 12:30PM to 7PM

PlayStation NetworkJust a heads up. Routine PSN maintenance will be carried out from 12:30PM EST (9:30AM PST) to 7PM EST (4PM PST). The PlayStation Store, PS Home and account management will be inaccessible during the time period, but online play will still be available ONLY IF you sign in before maintenance starts (so sign in, now).

Mysterious Watch Dogs “WeareData” site appears

WeareData (Watch Dogs)Watch Dogs isn’t due until November, but Ubisoft is already starting to tease audiences. A mysterious “WeareData” site has appeared, with the line “Have you ever experienced the power of data? Be prepared for watch_dogs WeAreData.”

Nothing is known about the site. See for yourself at wearedata.watchdogs.com. Ideas, anyone?

Deadpool launch trailer: bang, babes, mayhem

Activision has released the launch trailer for the upcoming game Deadpool, and it has everything you’d expect: Deadpool’s humor, craziness and over-the-top action. Look for the game later today for the PS3 (as well as the 360 and PC).