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Sega announced that its free to play PS Vita strategy game Samurai & Dragons has been suspended due to network issues, the game was available on March 29 and have been switched off due to issues. Samurai & Dragons will relaunch on April 17, and a package version has also been delayed by 1 month to May 24.

Sony announced an extension of the PS Vita discount campaign, those who purchase the 3G mode with one game in Japan will continue to receive 2000 yen discount and a free 4GB memory card, a value of 2000 yen. The campaign was originally ended Mar 31, now it will continue to run for an unspecific period of time.

Sony announced the two social media apps Four Square and Facebook are now available for PS Vita for free. Facebook app was available at launch and suspended due to bugs in the app. The Facebook app allows you to post images taken from the camera, and Foursquare allows you to locate yourself and your friend in real time.

Here are some new scans of Nintendo's Fire Emblem: Kakusei, showing characters from the country that praises the Shadow Dragon.

Here is a new scan of Atlus' 2D fighting game Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayanoka Arena [Persona 4 Arena], which will be coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 in summmer.

Here are some new screenshots of Gust's Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of the Ground of Dusk, showing protagonist Ayesha Altugle, her missing sister Nio Altugle, the battle scene, the Altugle Herb Garden and item synthesis system.....

RUMOR: Nintendo has tentatively set the launch date of Wii U on November 18 in North America and November 25 in Japan, according to a memo from Japanese retailer Media Land.

RUMOR: VG247 reported that the successor of Xbox 360 will ship with a Blu-ray drive and require always-on Internet connection as a method to counter piracy. Multiple sources also mentioned the system will have two GPUs that are equivalent to AMD 7000 series, and Kinect will become a standard feature.

RUMOR: VG247 reported that the next PlayStation will launch ahead of the next Xbox console sometimes in 2013; and Sony and its favoured partners are already working on software for the console. Another speculation suggests that PS4 will use PS Vita as its tablet style input controller, and for development, it will adopt DirectX instead of custom API, and Sony will provide development environment similar to PC and Xbox 360.

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