February 5, 2013 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced a new application for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system that offers gamers access to popular arcade classics available in the PlayStation®Network social games platform, PlayStation®Home. The PlayStation Home Arcade application is available as a free download for the PS Vita system in the PlayStation®Store, and the initial game line-up includes two free games in Icebreaker and WipEout 2D as well as a free demo of popular PlayStation Home arcade title Scribble Shooter. Additional titles can be purchased for $1.49 each and are playable on both the PS Vita system and in PlayStation Home on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system.
Once downloaded, the application links to users’ Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) ID. Arcade cabinet purchases made by users in PlayStation Home can also be downloaded to the PlayStation Home Arcade at no additional cost.
The following titles are currently available through the PlayStation Home Arcade application for the PS Vita system:
· Icebreaker (Free) – Sony Computer Entertainment
· WipEout 2D (Free) – Sony Computer Entertainment
· Scribble Shooter (Demo available for free) – Sony Computer Entertainment
· Frogger – KONAMI
· Time Pilot – KONAMI
· Asteroids – ATARI
· Centipede – ATARI
· Astrosmash Gen2 – INTELLIVISION via Realtime Associates
· Shark! Shark! Gen2 – INTELLIVISION via Realtime Associates
· Mad Blocker – Open Emotion
PlayStation Home Arcade joins the growing list of applications available for the PS Vita system, all of which are free to download, including Skype™, Netflix, Facebook, Wake-up Club and many more.
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