Friend Network and Imaginstruments coming to PS Vita - Gematsu
Friend Network and Imaginstruments coming to PS Vita
posted on 02.25.13 at 03:48 PM EST by (@salromano)
Two new social and music-creating applications.

Sony is bringing two new applications to PlayStation Vita this spring: Friend Network and Imaginstruments.

Friend Network

Already released in Japan and other Asian territories, Friend Network is a social application for PlayStation Vita featuring PlayStation mascot Toro the cat. Players can grown their network of PlayStation Network friends, depicted through the use of avatars “in a colorful environment,” and grow their own town space.

The goal of Friend Network is to reach 100 friends within the application. To do this, players can meet up in lobbies and exchange virtual “business cards,” which contain information that players can use to get to know others.

The game will come “fully integrated” with social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Players will be able to ask that friends plant crops in their garden, expand their town yard space, and more.


Already released in Europe, Imaginstruments is a “one-of-a-kind” music application that allows uers to create and manipulate a multitude of sounds and instruments using a “slew” of composition tools.

Players can create entire songs from scratch and save the to their PS Vita memory cards. In “Passive” mode, players can create “complex rhythms” for their tracks, and in “Active” mode, melodies using instruments like guitar or violin. A “Sequencer” mode “takes parts of your drum and rhythm sequences to help you construct the song, and then record it.”

Thanks, PlayStation Blog.

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  • I want games, not social ‘apps’.

    • hush404

      Same. I want more awesome games like Uncharted… not Sony’s version of farmville from facebook.

    • Ritsujun

      These apps are free, dude.

      • DrForbidden

        Whether an app is free or otherwise has no bearing on whether one wants them or not. A free App will still take up space on the internal storage.

        • Prodigy-X

          Then don’t download it then.

          • DrForbidden

            Good point. I misunderstood them as being part of compulsory firmware updates. My bad.

  • Prodigy-X

    @twitter-549364180:disqus & @hush404:disqus what are you guys whining about? these application are free so its not like they’re forcing you to buy. Games are coming at E3 because Sony said that they are trying to unlock more potential for PS Vita this year so it sounds like their hinting at E3.

    With that being said these apps sound interesting and I can’t wait to try both of them out when they release.

  • fyi1191

    02/26 MUD – FIM Motocross World Championship, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus
    03/05 MLB 13: The Show
    03/19 Dead or Alive 5 Plus
    04/30 Soul Sacrifice
    06/25 Muramasa Rebirth
    09/03 Valhalla Knights 3
    09/17 Killzone: Mercenary
    09/24 Ys: Memories of Celceta

    Not enough games?
    I know there will be more holes in my wallet for the whole year.

    • Plus all the PSN games that will inevitably pop up out of nowhere like always. And any future announcements and localizations.

      People just close their eyes, plug their ears and yell there’s no games.

  • Simmsville

    Less copy-paste articles, more proof reading needed I think.

    “Players can grown their network of PlayStation Network friends”

  • HassanJamal