It’s another interesting week for PlayStation Mobile over on the PSN Store. While there are only a couple of new releases, once again there are a large number of updates to existing titles but many of these are causing some confusion (but I’ll come on to this later). But for now, here’s the run down of the latest releases to hit the store:-
Trolly Fish – David Martinez
Arp-Box – Full Power Side Attack
Shooting*Featured (Teasoft) – Updated to version 10.00
Fleet Connection (Teasoft) – Updated to version 3.00
0War (Teasoft) – Updated to version 9.00
dong (Garrett Lenk) – Updated to version 1.02
Blue Beacon (Adam Mowery) – Updated to version 1.02
Quiet Please! (Nostatic Software) – Updated to version 1.70
Kung Fu FIGHT! (Nostatic Software) – Updated to version 1.90
Vacation Vexation (Nostatic Software) – Updated to version 1.30
Blinkin Blobs (Alan Davies) – Updated to version 1.02
The real confusion with the updates is with regards to Sony’s standard procedures with PlayStation Mobile. Normally there are no automatic updates for PSM titles and instead the only way of knowing if something has been updated is to re-download it manually or to look on the PSN Store itself as Sony usually classes updates as new releases so they are featured each week at the top of the release list.
This would be all well and good but following the release of version 2.00 of the PlayStation Mobile Runtime Engine and version 2.00 of the PSM SDK introducing Unity as a development platform, Sony have requested that all developers re-submit their games and apps for approval / re-release. Some have been updated / revised to use the new SDK but many have not been changed in any way so while the Store lists a large number of “updates”, many in fact haven’t been. Today’s PSN Store update is a prime example. It highlights all of the releases by Nostatic Software as being released (in other words, updated) but in fact only the three listed above have been.
For accurate details of updates, we’ll be bringing you an updated list each week.