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Gravite (Gravity Daze) [PS3 – Prototype]

Gravity Daze (Gravity Rush in the west) is a PS Vita action-rpg created by SCE Japan Studio that was released in february 2012 in Japan. Thanks to an article from Dengeki Online, we know that the game was already in development in 2008 as a Playstation 3 retail game called “Gravite”. Additional DLC episodes were also supposed to follow the original release shortly. In 2011, however, Sony decided to port Gravity Daze to his new console.

In the gallery below we can see screenshots from the original PS3 version and the various concept arts made during the two years of work on the Ps3 build.

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Siren: Special Edition [PS2 – Unreleased]

Siren is a survival horror released by Sony for PS2 in 2004. A special edition of the game was supposed to be released on 7th October of the same year, but it was suddenly canceled, probably due to the first version’s poor sales.

The special edition would have featured:

  • An easy mode
  • An new hint system that could be consulted before playing a level
  • An extra mode where a challenge was added in each level, such as playing with invisible or faster enemies, without the sight-jack,  using only the first-person view, time trials which had to be completed without being seen, and so on.
  • Complete profiles of all characters
  • A making-of documentary
  • An interview with the producer
  • A video about the event that was added in the western release.

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It seems that Toyama was having fun playing the game as himself . Of course, this polygonal model was not used in the final version. More interestingly, we can see a mysterious text that says “over seventy characters” in the screenshot. It is unlikely that there were going to be so many characters in the game, but we don’t have any official explanation about this writing.

Thanks to sweetiecandypie for the contribution!

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