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Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers Cancels Its PS Vita Version

Prime Benefit Spotlight: Free games and in-game content Frontwing has announced they’ve cancelled the PS Vita version of the Kickstarter-funded English release for Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers. The news was posted on a backers-only Kickstarter update (spotted on reddit.com/r/visualnovels, via RiceDigital), citing the unfinished development of the PS Vita version, due to a third-party development contractor. It’s worth pointing out that the PS Vita port was a Kickstarter stretch goal, where the campaign needed to hit $120,000 over its funding goal of $80,000 for the main…

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Sony’s Epitaph for the Vita and Handheld Gaming: “It’s a Business We’re no Longer in Now”

[quads id=10] Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email news@usgamer.net. December 3, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the original PlayStation, and as such, there’s no shortage of retrospective content out there. Speaking with GameInformer for the anniversary, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan gave a brief eulogy for the Vita that suggests Sony sees itself as completely done with handhelds for the time being. In GameInformer’s extensive oral history looking back on Sony’s family of PlayStation hardware, both…

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