The lights are on
Sony announced a new title during their E3 press conference today, one that shows off the Vita’s interactivity with the PS3. It’s called Ruin, and it’s an isometric-view hack and slash title that allows gamers to play the game seamlessly across the PS3 and Vita.
Ruin has social media integration, which allows you to post your progress to friends via Facebook and Twitter. From my understanding of the presentation, other players will show up as “strangers” in the game, where they can then either become friends or rivals. Rivals can change dungeons dynamically, creating more challenging dungeon crawl. On the opposite end of the spectrum, strangers that become friends can hop in and help with some co-op.
The presenters say that two different versions of the game will be released: one for PS3, and one for the PlayStation Vita. We're not sure if it will be sold in two different packages, or if, for instance, buying Ruin for one platform will allow you download it for the other. Progress can be hot-swapped across versions on the fly, so you can take that game you started on the couch with you on the bus. We’re not sure about all the details, but will bring your more info as we get it.