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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/22/2017

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:00
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Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross take centerstage in a new adventure filled with dizzying vistas and dangerous adversaries. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy launches Tuesday on PS4.

Developed by the world-renowned team at Naughty Dog, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is a standalone story that follows Chloe across India’s Western Ghats region. Her goal: to recover an ancient artifact and keep it away from a vicious warmonger. Expect plenty of heart-pounding exploration and gunplay in The Lost Legacy, including some of the most expansive spaces in Uncharted history.

For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation, read on. And enjoy The Drop!

The Drop

New Releases: Week of August 22, 2017
Bleed
PS4 — Digital

Bleed

Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams. She wants to be the ultimate video game hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like!

The Book of Regrets
PS4 — Digital

Book of Regrets

Experience an interactive story like never before! Escape dangerous dungeons, befriend or kill enigmatic creatures, and solve puzzles as you explore a mysterious world.

ChromaGun
PS4 — Digital

ChromaGun

Welcome to ChromaTec’s test lab! You’re here to test our state-of-the-art military-grade color-technology: The ChromaGun (patent pending)! Use it to solve our meticulously designed test chambers by painting the walls and droids.

Duck Game
PS4 — Digital

Duck Game

Duck Game is the only frantic four-player brawler with a dedicated quack button. Enter the futuristic year of 1984, an age where ducks run wild in a frantic battle for glory in both local and online competitive play.

The Escapists 2
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Escapists 2

Craft, steal, brawl, and escape! It’s time to bust out of the toughest prisons in the world as you return to the life of an inmate in The Escapists 2. Have you got what it takes to escape?

F1 2017
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 8/25)

F1 2017

Make history in F1 2017. Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1 cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years.

Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS2)
PS4 — Digital

Jak & Daxter

Enter a world of magic, adventure, exploration, and discovery where enormous vistas and exotic characters lead you to places beyond your imagination.This classic PS2 adventure is free if you pre-order Uncharted: The Lost Legacy!

Madden NFL 18
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 8/25)

Madden NFL 18

Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap delivering the greatest looking Madden of all time with the power of the Frostbite engine. See stunning new stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes and watch the spectacle of NFL gameday come to life in the most photorealistic game to date.

Mages of Mystralia
PS4 — Digital

Mages of Mystralia

In a world of magic, your mind is your greatest weapon. Learn the ways of magic and design your own spells to fight enemies, navigate treacherous terrain, and right past wrongs in the kingdom of Mystralia.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm
PS4 — Digital (Out 8/25)

 Ultimate Ninja Storm

Battle in full 3D across massive environments. Players will unleash powerful jutsu attacks, perform acrobatic evasive maneuvers, and even run up walls and over water as they pursue their opponent for ninja supremacy.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
PS4 — Digital (Out 8/25)

 Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

Impressively faithful to the universe of the anime, the game takes players through the Naruto Shippuden story arc with new battle systems enhancing the gameplay.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst
PS4 — Digital (Out 8/25)

 Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst

The 4th Great Ninja War continues. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 has been given a thorough overhaul for its Full Burst comeback! Not least among the wealth of enhancements is the addition of the feverishly anticipated chapter in which Sasuke and Itachi take on Kabuto in a nail-biting confrontation.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy
PS4 — Retail (Out 8/25)

 Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy

With more than 16 million Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm games sold worldwide, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy collects all four Storm games in one breathtaking collection.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy
PS4 — Digital (Out 8/25)

 Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogu

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy collects three Storm games in one breathtaking collection.

NeverEnd
PS Vita — Digital (Out 8/25)

NeverEnd

NeverEnd is a roguelite dungeon crawler where you –a simple adventurer — suddenly wake up in another dimension. Inside of this dimension there is no sun and the whole world is caved in. Enemies swarm you from left and right and you need to learn how to defend yourself.

One Piece Unlimited World Red
PS4 — Digital (Out 8/25)

One Piece Unlimited World Red

With more than one million units sold worldwide, dive back into the wayfaring journey from One Piece: Unlimited World Red, with the fun-filled escapades, action-packed battles, and powerful comrades from the original Island of Promises storyline, now all with enhanced graphics and previously released DLC.

Soul Dimension
PS VR — Digital

Soul Dimension

Through its artistic design, this puzzle game will allow players to enter a thrilling adventure. The adventure will be a mixture of “suspenseful puzzle” and “dramatic action game.”

Spartan
PS4 — Digital (Out 8/23)

Spartan

Spartan is an epic 2D platformer powered by Unreal Engine 4. Featuring silky smooth animations, pixel-perfect controls, challenging gameplay, huge non-linear levels, and an awesome original soundtrack.

Super ComboMan: Smash Edition
PS4 — Digital

Super ComboMan

Super Comboman is a colorful beat ’em up with wacky characters and fast-paced fighting game combat set in a destructible sticker-based world.

SwapQuest
PS4 — Digital

SwapQuest

The kingdom of Aventana is under attack by a cloud of demons known as the Horde. Many legends tell of its destructive power and how it devours everything in reach. Will you become the hero Aventana needs?

Thimbleweed Park
PS4 — Digital

Thimbleweed Park

In Thimbleweed Park, a dead body is the least of your problems. Switch between five playable characters to uncover the surreal secrets of this strange town in a modern mystery adventure game from the creators of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
PS4 — Digital, Retail

 The Lost Legacy

In order to recover an ancient artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless warmonger, Chloe must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross and venture to India’s Western Ghats to locate the Golden Tusk of Ganesh.

Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition
PS4, PS Vita — Digital

 Critical Mass Edition

The cult hit sci-fi adventure featuring award-winning platform-shooter gameplay, with all expansions and special features included!

PlayStation Music Logo

  • A$AP Ferg – Still Striving
  • Various Artists – Marvel The Defenders Soundtrack
  • Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins

PlayStation Video Logo

  • The Mummy (2017)
  • All Eyez On Me (plus Bonus Features)

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • Great American Eclipse – August 21 at 9/8c (Science Channel)
  • 30 for 30: What Carter Lost – August 24 at 9:30/8:30c (ESPN)
  • Game of Thrones – August 27 at 9/8c (HBO)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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Manifest 99 Journeys Into PSVR And The Afterlife On September 12

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:00

Hey there, PlayStation fans! This is Adam Volker from Flight School Studio, and I’m happy to let you know that we are bringing our first title to PlayStation VR next month. Manifest 99 is a story-driven, interactive narrative VR experience set in the afterlife and you’ll be able to explore its dark and beautiful world on September 12, 2017.

Our team has created a rich, immersive world with Manifest 99 and we are excited to have y’all play it on PS VR. It’s been a journey creating an experience that straddles the line between dream and nightmare. We hope you’ll join us on our winding train trek through the great beyond.

What is Manifest 99?

 

Manifest 99 is an ominous, eerie story about finding redemption in the afterlife. Set on a mysterious train inhabited by a murder of crows, you assist four travel companions on a journey to their final destination. You play Manifest 99 without a controller: gaze into the eyes of crows to move to their perch, viewing the world from their scale and perspective.

In addition to the murder of crows, you can also use your gaze to connect with your fellow passengers. The weary ghosts of a bear, doe, owl and crow ride the train with you as well. As you lock eyes with each character, you’ll discover more about their personal journey and what brought them to the train. Each passenger represents a chapter of the experience and while aboard, you must uncover why they – and you – are on the train.

Manifest 99 for PS VR

The first travel companion you meet, the Bear, is forlorn and reserved. He avoids your eyes at first, but after some effort you’ll make a connection and learn of his life as a soldier, enlisted in a conflict that ruined many villages. He left a lot behind and is eager to get back to his loved ones. Interacting with each of these spirits is the heart of the story in Manifest 99.
 

We hope you enjoy the journey through Manifest 99. All of us at Flight School Studio loved the challenge of creating our first PlayStation VR experience and cannot wait to share it with others. Don’t forget to check out Manifest 99 on September 12, 2017 when it debuts on the PlayStation Store. If you have any questions or comments, leave ‘em below – we’d love to chat more!

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Launch Trailer, Wallpaper Gallery

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:00
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With Uncharted: The Lost Legacy out Tuesday on PS4, we’ve curated a collection of wallpapers optimized for your desktop (oooh, 4K!), tablet, or phone. Click the corresponding link under each image to download the full-resolution image.

If you haven’t pre-ordered The Lost Legacy yet, you still have a few days to do so and snag a download of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy for PS4!

So adorn your devices with a new wallpaper or two, watch the launch trailer above, and don’t miss Naughty Dog’s latest adventure when it launches next week.

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Mages of Mystralia out August 22, Introducing Archmage Mode

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 14:15

I’m really excited to announce that we have developed an all-new mode called Archmage Mode for Mages of Mystralia in anticipation of our launch on August 22! It’s designed for hardcore gamers (The type of person who might be reading PlayStation.Blog!) to make sure that you’re challenged throughout the campaign.

In general, one of the hardest aspects of game design is nailing the difficulty curve. Ideally, you always want the game to be challenging but not too difficult. At the beginning, the game should be easy enough while the player develops the skills that are unique to the game. Over time, as the player has mastered those skills, the game should test them more and more. If the game is too difficult, it produces anxiety and frustration. Too easy, and the game is boring. Jesse Schell has a great diagram of this concept in his book The Art of Game Design:

The reason why this poses such a challenge for game designers is that it’s really difficult to put ourselves in a position of a new player who hasn’t yet mastered the skills. All of us at Borealys Games have played through Mages of Mystralia so many times that we could probably beat it blindfolded by now!

A good way to test the difficulty is through testers. We’ve brought in dozens of testers (Not to mention the hundreds of Kickstarter backers!) through the years and started to notice that we actually had two different categories of players — those who just wanted to play around with the spellcrafting system and enjoy the story, and those who really wanted to prove their mastery by facing a much harder challenge.

Archmage Mode was designed for that latter group. When we set about designing a specific mode for players who wanted a deeper challenge, we didn’t want to be lazy about it. It would have been easy to add more enemies, increase the damage they deal, and increase their HP. That would have slowed down some players — and maybe caused them to die more frequently than they otherwise would have, but it would be more grind than fun. It would be like making runners at a track meet sprint through molasses. About a year ago, the YouTuber Dunkey (of whom we’re all big fans) made a great video criticizing poorly designed difficulty levels. We wanted to avoid that. In essence, we wanted to make it almost an entirely different game experience for a very different audience.

So what’s new in Archmage Mode? First, we’ve added four new enemy types — one for each element — that are only found in this mode. These enemies not only deal more damage than typical enemies, they approach the player differently. They can add elemental effects to their attacks, and they anticipate your actions better.

In addition, there are optional puzzles sprinkled throughout the game, many of which have been ramped up in terms of complexity. Broadly speaking, there are two categories of puzzles in the game. The first one is door puzzles. In this puzzle type, you encounter a magical seal that you need to unlock by rearranging the different nodes so that they all connect to each other.

Another category of puzzle is one that tests your spellcrafting skills, as you need to design a spell to achieve a specific goal. As a relatively simple example, you may need to create a spell that will light three braziers simultaneously. In Archmage Mode, many of these puzzles are far more complex and will require players to use advanced techniques like nesting spells.

When we did our playtesting, most players self-selected into which mode they were more interested in trying. You should know that there’s no “best” way to play. Games should be fun, and if you feel like you want to experience a charming story and play around with spellcrafting, regular mode is for you. But if you really want the game to test your skills, we think Archmage Mode will be like mana from heaven. (See what I did there?)

We’re looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks when Mages of Mystralia launches on August 22!

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PlayStation @ PAX West 2017: 20+ Playable Games

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:00
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PAX West returns to Seattle September 1! If you’re making the trip, I’ve got good news — PlayStation is bringing a small mountain of playable VR and PS4 games! You’ll find them in booths 100, 103, 109, 203, and 209.

On the PS VR side, standouts will include cover-based shooter Bravo Team from Supermassive Games; thriller The Inpatient from Supermassive Games; and adorable adventure Moss from Polyarc, among others. You can try out GT Sport in VR, too.

PS4 headliners include Detroit: Become Human from Quantic Dream; GT Sport from Polyphony Digital; Knack 2 from SCE Japan Studio; Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite from Capcom and Marvel Entertainment; and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy from Naughty Dog. Expect to see a number of these games playable on PS4 Pro, too.

But those are just some quick highlights. See below for the full list of titles, which are subject to change leading up to the event on September 1.

Now for the big question: Who’s going?!

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Gran Turismo Sport
PlayLink: Hidden Agenda
PlayLink: That’s You!
PlayLink: Knowledge is Power
PlayLink: Frantics
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Detroit: Become Human
Knack 2
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite
Swords of Ditto
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Tooth and Tail
Burly Men at Sea
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Samurai Shodown V Special
Omen of Sorrow
Windjammers
Hob
Battle Chasers

PlayStation VR

Gran Turismo Sport
The Inpatient
Bravo Team
Kaiju Driving Range
Moss
Star Child
League of War: VR Arena
Sparc

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Zero Time Dilemma Comes to PS4 Tomorrow, Aksys Looks Back at the Trilogy’s Localization

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:00

In celebration of tomorrow’s PS4 release of Zero Escape Vol. 3: Zero Time Dilemma, I thought I’d look back at the journey this series has gone through and the small part I played in helping bring it to English-speaking audiences. A lot is known about the development, but here’s a little peek into the localization side.

I was working as a QA tester in the Aksys office a good number of years ago when, one day, an evaluation title came in. A little unvoiced escape the room demo playable in a browser that only showcased one room. You could click on everything in the room, and the music urged you to go faster or you’d drown. Those of us who didn’t know Japanese had to ask our translators for the solution to two briefcase puzzles because the hints relied on (slightly convoluted) knowledge of kana characters and placement which flew over our heads.

 999

That game, as many of you may recognize, was Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (commonly known as 999) by the then Chunsoft. The office was pretty divided over the demo (it’s challenging to judge some games with a simple, quick look), but I and a few others loved it, and the push to acquire the license was successful. Months of back and forth with Kotaro Uchikoshi and Chunsoft, a couple necessary puzzle tweaks for an English-speaking audience, and it finally reached me in QA again. I bugged our editor so often with questions and fixes since it was a bit of a rush project that he likely got sick of seeing my message window flash on his screen, but I think that was how I got moved up to copy editor/proofreader. We got heavy, metal replica watches made for pre-orders and released the M-rated DS game (a rarity!) to little fanfare in November 2010.

When word came from Chunsoft that Uchikoshi was writing another one, the whole office was giddy. We wanted it, no matter what. Of course, by then handheld consoles were switching to 3DS and Vita so some things had to change up. 999 was originally intended to be standalone, so we came up with the Zero Escape branding for the series.

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My strongest memories from working with our editor on Virtue’s Last Reward are the both of us making sure we kept all the story threads straight, a LOT of questions to Uchikoshi which led to holding onto 3rd game secrets for years, and coordinating with the voice recording studio from the office as I scrambled to write voice direction to keep up with the recording schedule. Who’s coming in for tomorrow? Dio? Okay, better make sure he has direction for several hundred lines. Wait, what was the context for this line again? Yeah, we need to change the line and reading for that. The project schedule was pretty tight. When we heard Chunsoft made an OVA for the game with Gonzo?! Oh yeah, we wanted that too. How often do you get an OVA for a game your company is localizing?

We had to keep the replica watch trend going, so lighter, silicone watches were made for VLR but with a variety of colors. It was hard to anticipate the public’s reaction but it seemed like people were excited. I think it was this game, released in October 2012, that really started to pull gamers to the series because it felt like it just exploded. More and more fans were urging their friends to play, which was helped by it being on two systems, and reviews were overwhelmingly positive. We still have some of the awards up in the office entrance.

 Virtue's Last Reward

2014 was a year of on and off rumblings, but nothing concrete until the very end of the year when we got word that another game was finally in the works, by the skin of its teeth. I’d been an assistant editor for roughly a year, though the office had shuffled around enough in the years since 999 that there were only a handful of us left who had worked on the previous two games. So the project got offered to me. No pressure! I’d followed the fandom posts online and watched as the series gained more fans, and they had high expectations. It was… daunting.

The localization process for Zero Time Dilemma was quite different from the other two Zero Escape games. Those were complete before they came to us, while ZTD was done concurrently. As soon as the text was finished in Japan in early 2015, it was given to us, before a majority of the animation was done. The first two were narration and dialog with user controlled text advancing, while this one was all timed dialog that advanced automatically in a cinematic fashion. It was a challenge, keeping track of the timelines and plot threads, and like always, a lot of questions sent to Uchikoshi. But I got to put my own little mark on a series I hold dear to my heart by coming up with anagrams, scanning my handwriting, and picking out English voices. I’m sure most of my coworkers would say I was consumed by ZTD for over a year. A lot of my soul went into the project; I’m kind of not fazed by much these days.

 Zero Time Dilemma

Thank you to all the fans who stuck with the Zero Escape series, and those of you who joined along the way – the trilogy is finally complete! It’s been a crazy ride! Getting to work on one of my all-time favorite series was a dream come true. When The Nonary Games was greenlit, I couldn’t believe I’d get to revisit one of the earliest games worked on, and give voices to some of my favorite characters. The time in the recording studio for 999 was like a dream. And now all three games will be available on PS4! I sincerely hope more gamers get to experience the rollercoaster of a story that the Zero Escape series offers. If you’ve never played the series before, now is the perfect time to start! Join us in experiencing the joy, the sorrow, the suspense, the horror, the laughter, and the heartbreak that comes from the mind of Kotaro Uchikoshi.

Zero Escape Vol. 3: Zero Time Dilemma will be available on PS4 for both physical release and digital in North America this Friday, August 18th!

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Absolver: Friends & Foes Video Details Multiplayer Combat

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:00

Greetings dear Prospects, the team here at Sloclap is super excited to present Absolver to the PlayStation community on August 29, and we wanted to dive into one of the game’s biggest feature ahead of launch – online cooperative and competitive play. The new ‘Friends & Foes’ video feature in this post illustrates some of the online experiences you can expect in Absolver and we wanted to provide some more insight into what it all means and how these different experiences will affect your time in the ruins of the fallen Adal Empire.
 

Cooperative Combat

Absolver is designed to be a unique mix of solo adventure and online multiplayer experience in a shared world where players can choose to interact with each other in a variety of ways. When exploring the ruins of Raslan, the fallen capital of the Adal Empire, players are matchmaked together seamlessly: the city is made out of a dozen interconnected zones, and as you go from one zone to another, you will be connected with one or two other players also in that zone, without loading times. These two players may choose to spar together in an effort to share knowledge on different attacks, engage in a more aggressive fight, purposefully form a team for co-op PvE, or simply pass each other with no interaction at all… This method of online structure allows for players to both engage with random players from their region as well as intentional meetings: by meditating at an altar, you can decide to invite specific players to your world, from players you have encountered recently, to members of your friends list.
 

Mentors and Students

Another feature our team is excited about is the ability to take the idea of cooperative play one step further and have players enter into a formal, in-game mentor – student relationship. This means that players, usually more advanced ones, can create a ‘Fighting School’ and allow other players to join it, effectively becoming their mentors. Fighting Schools are based on the mentor’s playstyle, with mentors defining which combat deck, weapons, and powers they will share with their students. By progressing in their mentor’s school, students will be able to use these Combat Decks, even if they feature attacks they haven’t learnt themselves. They will also be able to unlock the Combat Style of their mentor, effectively allowing them to learn and practice a variety of Combat Styles, and not just the original one of their character. Our hope is that this feature will foster a sense of sharing and player camaraderie amongst the Absolver community, in addition to the more aggressive, competitive angle that comes with a fighting game.
 

Competitive Modes

Absolver is at its heart a complex and nuanced fighting game and nothing puts that front and center more than the raw 1v1 competitive mode. The first mode available pits two players against one another in one of several distinct versus mode arenas with three health bars each. Players will have access to the set Combat Deck, weapons, and powers during the fight and, in some settings, must also account for environmental variables like changing terrain and deadly cliffs. Our intention is to expand upon competitive features in the weeks and months after launch with the introduction of 3v3 mode, ranked matches, and a spectator mode.

Hopefully this sheds a bit of light on what awaits you when Absolver launches on August 29, but rest assured we’ve not revealed all that Absolver has to offer, as part of the excitement comes from discovery as you roam the world alone or with others. Launch day isn’t far off now and we look forward to seeing you online, whether you turn out to be friend or foe!

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PS4’s System Software 5.00 Beta Rolls Out Today, Key Features Detailed

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:00

The beta for the PlayStation 4 system’s next major system software update 5.00 (codenamed NOBUNAGA) rolls out today for those of you that were selected for the beta program. If you signed up and were chosen, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to download and get started.

Whether you’re in the beta program or not, we wanted to give a first look at the features included in this update. We’re introducing family on PSN, making it easier to manage your friends, and adding a variety of new features for Broadcast, Notifications, Messages, and much more.

Family on PSN

We’re overhauling the current master/sub-account system, and introducing the new “Family on PlayStation Network.” This new system will offer a more flexible experience for families on PS4 by making it easier to setup PSN accounts for children and customize parental control settings. Below are the new features that will be introduced with family on PSN:

Family Manager, Parent/Guardian

Family on PSN will allow multiple adults to be part of a single family. The Family Manager can promote another adult inside the family to a Parent/Guardian, who can then customize parental control levels of children’s accounts.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Individualized Parental Controls

Before this update, the same parental controls were applied to all users on the same console, including adults. But with 5.00, all controls (including game age ratings) can be individually attuned for each child.

Friend List Management

In place of the current ‘Favorite Groups’ tab, we’re adding a new ‘Custom Lists’ tab within Friends, which allows you to create and edit custom lists of your friends. This makes it easier for you to manage your friends and access specific groups. For example, you can create a custom list of your Destiny teammates and easily send them raid invites.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Broadcast feature updates Communities

If you own a community, you can now bind your community to your broadcast. When a broadcast is linked to a community, the community button appears on the Live from PlayStation spectator screen. Once a spectator clicks on the community button, they’ll be able to jump directly to your community page to check out the details.

PlayStation VR

We’ve added a new setting in PlayStation VR: Display Message to Spectators and Spectators’ Comments. Once this is enabled, spectator comments sent during a broadcast is displayed not only in cinematic mode, but also in VR mode. This makes it much easier for VR broadcasters to keep up on comments and communicate with their viewers.

PlayStation 4 Pro

Good news Twitch users: with this update, PS4 Pro will support 1080p 60fps streaming on Twitch.

Messages Improvements

You’ve already been able to share your favorite music to Twitter and Facebook via PlayStation Music, but now you’ll also be able to share via messages using your PS4. If your friends are on PS4, they can listen to the track right inside the message by booting up Quick Menu, and if they’re on their mobile device, they can jump directly to the Spotify app from the PS Messages app to check out the song.

In addition, if you’re part of multiple message groups, you can now easily leave several groups at once. Just open up Options in the message list, select Leave, and choose the message groups you want to leave.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Notifications Updates

We’ve added a new setting that allows you to disable pop-up notifications while you’re watching a movie or TV show on your PS4. This setting is off by default, so go to Settings > Notifications to disable notifications and go uninterrupted during your videos.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Furthermore, you now have the option to turn off message previews on your pop-up notifications. If you turn this setting off, the pop-up notification will hide the message senders’ online ID and will display a generic user icon and message instead.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Lastly, you’ll have the option to change the color of your pop-up notifications to either white (default) or black.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Quick Menu Updates

If you want to keep an eye out on what’s happening under Notifications, like the progress of your game downloads/installations or new party invites, you can now access this directly from the Quick Menu so you don’t have to step away from your game every time you want to check your notifications.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

Also, we’ve added a ‘Leave Party’ option in the Quick Menu, so you can easily exit a party and go right back to playing your game.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

In addition, now you’ll see the system clock in the upper-right corner of the screen when you pop open the Quick Menu.

Virtual Surround Sound on PS VR

PlayStation VR now supports 5.1ch and 7.1ch virtual surround sound on your headphones when watching Blu-rays and DVDs in Cinematic Mode, making for an even more immersive viewing experience

Improved Tournaments Bracket Viewer

We have a new bracket viewer that shows full tournament brackets for Single Elimination and Double Elimination tournaments on PS4. This makes it easier for you to see the current tournament standings.

PS4 System Software Update 5.00

New System Language Additions

With this update, we’re adding the following system language options on PS4: Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

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World of Tanks Gets a New Single-Player Campaign Mode August 22

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:00

Listen up Tankers, Wargaming has massive news to share. Beginning August 22nd, we’re introducing the first ever single player campaign mode in World of Tanks history. The mode is called War Stories, and believe me when I tell you, this is a tanking experience like nothing you’ve played before.

In War Stories, tankers will be given the thrill of experiencing story-driven, episodic gameplay (solo or co-op), enabling you to relive historical events, play-out alternative histories, and even explore the chaos of fantasy campaigns.

 War Stories

A new tank tutorial will also make it easier for incoming players to immerse themselves into the game thanks to a thorough three-part training mission that covers basic movement, scouting, sniping and a brief overview on tank armor and performance capabilities.

In “Flashpoint Berlin”, a conflict between the Allies and Soviet forces in Germany leads to armored warfare after the Allied High Commission decides that the Soviet blockade of Berlin is in violation of the Potsdam Agreements. And with the power of PS4 and PS4 Pro, rewriting history in World of Tanks has never looked better.

 War Stories

And this is only the beginning, as Wargaming promises to introduce new campaigns to War Stories throughout the year, including historic, alternative history and fantasy campaigns ratcheting up the intensity like never before.

The battlefield is about to change, and we can’t wait for everybody to jump inside these War Stories as Wargaming unleashes the ultimate World of Tanks experience exclusive to console.

See you in battle!

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PlayStation Experience Returns to Anaheim December 9, Featuring Capcom Cup

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:08
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We’re baa-aack…. PlayStation Experience 2017 returns to Anaheim, California this December 9 and 10! Early bird tickets are available right now, and supplies are limited.

PlayStation Experience is a truly magical time of year, and this year thousands of fans will descend on the lovely Anaheim Convention Center to experience the latest and greatest in PlayStation gaming. That includes hands-on time with PS4 Pro on huge, gorgeous Sony 4K HDR TVs, dozens of PlayStation VR demos, game developer panels, rare merchandise and collectibles, and a whole lot more.

We’ve also got a special treat for early bird ticket holders: an invitation to a special event held on the evening of Friday, December 8th, the night before the event formally kicks off. During the special event, you’ll have a chance to get up-close and personal with game developers and PlayStation personalities. Should be fun!

The Special Event features limited capacity and will only be available to fans who purchase the two-day Early Bird Pass.

Discounted early bird tickets are available right now, so don’t wait to scoop them up. Quantities are limited!

Capcom Cup 2017

In other news: Capcom Cup 2017 is joining forces with PlayStation Experience again this year! At PS Experience, a special tournament stage will be dedicated to the highest-level Street Fighter V competition in the world, with matches taking place all day on Sunday, culminating in the Grand Finals event on Sunday evening. Watch the top qualifying players from the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour battle their way for more than $250,000 in prizing and the chance to be crowned the 2017 Street Fighter V World Champion. More details on Capcom Cup 2017 will be shared later.

Also, don’t forget to grab the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour DLC on the PlayStation Store! Proceeds from this content will go to support the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour and help boost the grand prize pool of the 2017 Capcom Cup!

PlayStation Experience 2017 At A Glance

Where
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

When
Friday, December 8, 2017, Time TBA
Limited Availability. Access available with Early Bird Ticket

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Prices
Two-Day Early Bird Ticket + Special Event: $65
Early bird tickets are limited and available while supplies last.

Regular Two-Day Ticket: $75

Get tickets here: http://playstation.com/experience-tickets
Note: We highly recommend you register with your PSN ID when purchasing tickets.

Must be 18 or older to attend. No babies. No Children. No Exceptions.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll have lots more to share about the publishers, developers, games, and activities you can expect at this year’s show.

So there you have it! We hope you can join us.

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We Happy Few Coming to PS4 April 13, 2018

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:45

Attention, everyone! We’ve got a Joyous announcement to make! We at Gearbox Publishing are partnering with Compulsion Games to bring We Happy Few to PlayStation 4 on April 13th!

We Happy Few is a first-person action/adventure game that takes place in Wellington Wells, a little English town in an alternate 1960s timeline. There, the citizens block out their traumatic memories of the town’s past by taking “Joy,” a literal happy pill.

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Playing through the storylines of three distinct citizens with wildly different perspectives, you’ll explore Wellington Wells, encounter intriguing characters, and uncover a few secrets along the way. Take advantage of each character’s playstyle, whether by choosing to fight your way out of conflicts, sneak past unseen, or blend in with the townsfolk to avoid their suspicion. Just don’t get caught off your Joy. Only Downers refuse to take their Joy, and you don’t want people to think you’re a Downer, do you?

We Happy Few’s psychedelic, retro-futuristic world is procedurally generated, so you’ll never experience the same gameplay twice. The world of Wellington Wells is populated by colorful, complex characters and rich questlines, making each playthrough a unique experience!

We Happy Few for PS4

We Happy Few will be available for $59.99 on PlayStation 4 on April 13th, but you can pre-order to get 15% off the total price – plus the in-game Jolly Brolly parasol weapon – from now until launch. As an exclusive bonus, PS4 users will receive a We Happy Few PS4 dynamic theme made by Truant Pixel!

Those who seek further adventures in Wellington Wells can purchase the We Happy Few Deluxe Edition to access the DLC Season Pass! The Season Pass will consist of three pieces of additional game content, which will be released as they become available.

Superfans can pre-order the We Happy Few Collector’s Set, a separate box set chock full of groovy goodies, including:

  • Replica Bobby Mask
  • The “You Look Smashing” 3-Tiered Lamp
  • Uncle Jack Alarm Clock
  • We Happy Few Soundtrack on Vinyl
  • And more!

The Collector’s Set will run for $149.99, but quantities are limited, so act fast to get yours!

We’re so thrilled to be partnering with Compulsion Games to publish We Happy Few, and we can’t wait to share more information with you. Stay tuned!

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Burly Men at Sea Arrives on PS4 & PS Vita Sept. 19

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:00

I’m the creative half of indie duo Brain&Brain: drawer of beards and writer of salty exclamations in folktale adventure Burly Men at Sea, coming to both PS4 and PS Vita on September 19.

Burly Men at Sea tells a branching story of the unlikely adventures of the Brothers Beard as they muddle their way through encounters with creatures from Scandinavian folklore. You’ll play the role of storyteller, shaping the narrative around our ungainly heroes. With its short branching story and discoverable choices, the game is designed to be played multiple times for entirely different voyages (though we do encourage breaks). There’s even a mystery, of sorts, waiting at the end of each playthrough, for those curious enough to find it.

Burly Men at Sea

As a game that celebrates adventure, it’s fitting that most of Burly Men at Sea’s development and its original release took place during a weird journey of our own. The two of us spent eighteen months traveling North America as nomads, starting out as farmhands in Oregon and ending at the old mill in the Ozarks we now call home. We lived in a tiny house community, an old mining town in the Rockies, and more. You can see a map of the points in between on our website.

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Since its original PC release, Burly Men at Sea has been celebrated by the likes of TIME and Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and nominated for a number of showcases and awards. Of our PS4 demo at E3, Paste said, “It’s whimsical and charming; a real breath of fresh air.”

And so, we’re excited to finally introduce our beardy fellas to you next month, in all their newly 4K vector crispness. The game is cross-buy, with trophies, avatars, and cross-save support. We hope it makes you smile.

P.S. If you’ll be at PAX West, come by Sony’s booth to play Burly Men at Sea before its release!

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Shooty Fruity: Fend off Waves of Killer Produce in PS VR Later This Year

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:00

Hello PlayStation Friends! The team here at nDreams and co-developers Near Light are very excited to announce that our new over-the-top multitasking game Shooty Fruity will be launching later this year on PlayStation VR.

Shooty Fruity for PS VR

As the newest employee of Super Megamart, you begin your day only to be set upon by masses of ‘genetically mutated’ fruit. That’s mutated, not modified. Like human-sized melons, rabid oranges, and raspberries that fire artillery at you. It’s all completely under control though. Successfully ‘doing your job’ gives you access to an arsenal of high octane, military-grade weapons that you can use to pulp the ripe plump fruit into little pieces. Juicy… Scan a tin of beans, get a pistol. Scan more tins of beans and you get a high velocity submachine gun along with an exploding ammo power-up.

You get the idea.

Check out the absurd yet sweet mayhem in our first trailer at the top of this post.

As you progress through the numerous challenges, striving for promotion in your glowing ‘Career’, you get to do even more shop-themed tasks whilst taking on a whole store of fruit types – including exploding pineapples, kamikaze limes & ninja lemons! Unlock increasingly deadly and fully customisable load outs, to become Super Megamart’s very own human blender (yes, that is an eight-barrel revolver in one of the screenshots).

Shooty Fruity for PS VR

So Shooty Fruity combines VR sharpshooting with immersive job simulation, in brand new “shoot and serve” multi-tasking gameplay. Why do we keep going on about multi-tasking? Well it’s a gameplay mechanic we’ve found to be only possible in VR with a couple of PS Moves. And that’s the kind of VR experience we’ve been wanting to play ourselves. So, ready your PlayStation VR and Moves, and start browsing eBay for a suitable supermarket tabard. Things are going to get very juicy very soon…

Shooty Fruity for PS VR

Late this year be prepared to scan, shoot and repeat – we guarantee you’ll never look at your local supermarket in the same way again!

If you’d like to find out more about Shooty Fruity, or if you have any questions, leave a comment below, follow the ‘Shooty Fruity’ conversation on Facebook, or tweet @nDreamsVR using the hashtag #ShootyFruity.

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Tower Defense / Action Mashup Aegis Defenders Comes to PS4 This Winter

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:00

Hey everyone!

My name is Bryce Kho, Game Director for Aegis Defenders, and today I’m excited to show off our new trailer and share some more info on what you can expect from its world and gameplay. Aegis Defenders is essentially a “genre-mashup” of our favorite action-platformers and tower defense games. Here’s a quick rundown:

Aegis Defenders for PS4

Explore

 

  • Our exploration is all about classic platforming and puzzles, but with a twist: Dynamic Character Switching! You’ll be able to switch between up to four unique characters at any time, and you’ll need them to work together if you want to make your way past the puzzles and enemies guarding precious resources and treasure.
Build

 

  • Once you find the base at the end of each level, the Build Phase is your last chance to set up buildings and collect resources before enemies come pouring in! But building isn’t just about placing structures strategically, you’ll also need to switch between characters and have them fuse buildings together if you want to stand a chance.
Defend

 

  • And then… the enemies come! Let too many enemies through and it’s game over – so defend the base at all costs! If it gets too tough, you can always bring in a friend to help out with our drop-in / drop-out local co-op!

If you haven’t seen the trailer we posted at the top, take a look. If you’ve been following our game for awhile, you might notice something very familiar about it — that’s because it’s basically a shot-for-shot recreation of our original Kickstarter trailer, remade with new, updated art & gameplay. Here are a few side by side examples:
 

The game’s come a long way since we started the project back in 2014 and nowhere is that more apparent than with the art style. As the sole artist, looking back at some of our old assets can be pretty cringe inducing but for your enjoyment, I’ll show you guys a little bit of what I mean:

Aegis Defenders for PS4

See the difference? The images on the left lack a sense of depth and the muted color palettes feel flat. As development has progressed, the underlying goal has been to focus on using expressive shapes that give you a sense of depth and weight rather than adding detail, though we did a bit of that as well. The end result is a meatier, chunkier style. Just look at how sad and pathetic that roly poly on the left is! Now he’s MEAN AND BUFF.

Aegis Defenders for PS4

Aegis Defenders for PS4

Wish I could share more with you guys but that’s all the time I have for today! For more info about Aegis Defenders, please check out our website or follow us at on Twitter or Facebook. Also, we’re pleased to say that we’ve partnered with Humble Bundle as our publisher! Lastly, come find us at the Indie Megabooth at PAX West or Indie Arena Booth at Gamescom this year to say hi because we’ll have a demo for you to try out!

Thanks for checking out our game. Look forward to seeing Aegis Defenders on PS4 this winter!

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Blockbuster Sale: Save Up to 50% at PS Store

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 21:05
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Blockbuster movie season is drawing to a close, but PlayStation Store may yet have the runaway hit of the summer with today’s Attack of the Blockbuster Sale.

Starting right now, save up to 50 percent on AAA games, box office-smashing films and more. PS Plus members save up to 60 percent.

Head over to PS Store through the week to scoop up titles like Destiny – The Collection, Outlast 2 and The Surge – as well as movies like XXX: Return of Xander Cage and Hacksaw Ridge.

Check out the lineup below, but don’t wait too long. PS Store’s Attack of the Blockbuster Sale ends August 22 at 8 AM PST.

Games Platform Title Sale Price PS Plus Price Original Price PS4 ALIEN: ISOLATION $14.99 $8.99 $29.99 PS4 ALIEN: ISOLATION – THE COLLECTION $19.99 $11.99 $39.99 PS4 ATELIER SOPHIE ~THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK~ $35.99 $29.99 $59.99 PS4 BATTLEFIELD 1 PREMIUM PASS $49.99 $39.99 $49.99 PS4 BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION $35.99 $29.99 $59.99 PS4 BLAZBLUE: CENTRAL FICTION $29.99 $23.99 $59.99 PS4 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION $25.79 $19.79 $59.99 PS4 DANGANRONPA 1/2 RELOAD $23.99 $19.99 $39.99 PS4 DANGANRONPA ANOTHER EPISODE: ULTRA DESPAIR GIRLS $20.99 $17.99 $29.99 PS4 DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND $23.99 $15.99 $39.99 PS4 DESTINY – THE COLLECTION $35.99 $29.99 $59.99 PS4 DESTROY ALL HUMANS! $9.99 $4.99 $19.99 PS4 DESTROY ALL HUMANS! 2 $9.99 $4.99 $19.99 PS4 DEVIL MAY CRY 4 SPECIAL EDITION $12.49 $9.99 $24.99 PS4 DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN – ENHANCED EDITION $19.99 $15.99 $39.99 PS4 DMC DEVIL MAY CRY: DEFINITIVE EDITION $15.99 $11.99 $39.99 PS4 DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION – GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION $19.99 $11.99 $39.99 PS4 DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION DELUXE EDITION $11.99 $9.99 $19.99 PS4 DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 EMPIRES $24.99 $19.99 $49.99 PS4 DYNASTY WARRIORS 8:XTREME LEGENDS COMPLETE EDITION $29.99 $23.99 $59.99 PS4 EA FAMILY BUNDLE $27.99 $19.99 $39.99 PS4 EA SPORTS FIFA 17 $19.99 $15.99 $39.99 PS4 EA SPORTS FIFA 17 DELUXE EDITION $29.99 $23.99 $59.99 PS4 EA SPORTS NHL 17 STANDARD EDITION $19.99 $11.99 $39.99 PS4 FATAL FURY: BATTLE ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 (PS2 CLASSIC) $7.49 $5.99 $14.99 PS4 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER $29.99 $24.99 $49.99 PS4 FINAL FANTASY VII $9.59 $7.99 $15.99 PS4 GAME OF THRONES – SEASON PASS $12.49 $9.99 $24.99 PS4 GAROU MARK OF THE WOLVES $7.49 $5.99 $14.99 PS4 GRAND KINGDOM $19.99 $15.99 $39.99 PS4 GUILTY GEAR XRD -REVELATOR- $9.99 $5.99 $19.99 PS4 HANDBALL 17 $14.99 $9.99 $49.99 PS4 HASBRO FAMILY FUN PACK $19.99 $15.99 $39.99 PS4 HITMAN REQUIEM PACK $2.49 $1.99 $0.00 PS4 HOMEFRONT: THE REVOLUTION $14.99 $11.99 $29.99 PS4 HOMEFRONT: THE REVOLUTION ‘FREEDOM FIGHTER’ BUNDLE $19.99 $15.99 $39.99 PS4 HOMEFRONT: THE REVOLUTION EXPANSION PASS $7.49 $5.99 $14.99 PS4 MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: THE TELLTALE SERIES – SEASON PASS $13.99 $11.99 $19.99 PS4 MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA – DELUXE EDITION $34.99 $29.99 $49.99 PS4 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA $31.99 $27.99 $39.99 PS4 METRO REDUX $11.99 $8.99 $29.99 PS4 MIRROR’S EDGE CATALYST $11.99 $9.99 $19.99 PS4 MONOPOLY FAMILY FUN PACK $11.99 $9.99 $19.99 PS4 MONOPOLY PLUS $5.24 $3.74 $14.99 PS4 MX VS ATV SUPERCROSS ENCORE $11.99 $7.49 $29.99 PS4 NEED FOR SPEED $9.99 $7.99 $19.99 PS4 NEED FOR SPEED DELUXE EDITION $12.49 $9.99 $24.99 PS4 NFS 2016 & NFS RIVALS DIGITAL BUNDLE $24.99 $19.99 $49.99 PS4 NHL 17 DELUXE EDITION $29.99 $17.99 $59.99 PS4 NIGHTS OF AZURE $35.99 $29.99 $59.99 PS4 NOBUNAGA’S AMBITION: SPHERE OF INFLUENCE – ASCENSION $35.99 $29.99 $59.99 PS4 ODIN SPHERE LEIFTHRASIR $29.99 $23.99 $59.99 PS4 OUTLAST 2 $20.99 $17.99 $29.99 PS4 PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES GARDEN WARFARE 2: DELUXE EDITION $14.99 $12.49 $24.99 PS4 PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES GARDEN WARFARE 2: STANDARD EDITION $11.99 $9.99 $19.99 PS4 RTK13: FAME AND STRATEGY EXPANSION PACK BUNDLE $55.99 $48.99 $69.99 PS4 RTK13: POWER UP KIT $31.49 $27.99 $34.99 PS4 SAINTS ROW / METRO DOUBLE PACK $21.99 $16.49 $54.99 PS4 SAINTS ROW IV RE-ELECTED $9.99 $7.99 $19.99 PS4 SAINTS ROW RE-ELECTED & GAT OUT OF HELL $11.99 $8.99 $29.99 PS4 SAINTS ROW: GAT OUT OF HELL $7.49 $5.99 $14.99 PS4 SAMURAI SHODOWN VI $7.49 $5.99 $14.99 PS4 SHERLOCK HOLMES : THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER $19.99 $14.99 $49.99 PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (VR – PATCH): STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT SEASON PASS $9.99 $4.99 $19.99 PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT ULTIMATE EDITION $14.99 $9.89 $29.99 PS4 STREET FIGHTER V – ORIGINAL CHARACTERS BATTLE COSTUME 1 PACK $20.99 $17.99 $29.99 PS4 THE CREW $17.99 $14.99 $29.99 PS4 THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000 $4.99 $3.99 $9.99 PS4 THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV $29.99 $20.39 $59.99 PS4 THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV: 4 CHARACTER BUNDLE PACK $9.99 $7.99 $19.99 PS4 THE SURGE $41.99 $35.99 $59.99 PS4 THE TALOS PRINCIPLE: DELUXE EDITION $19.99 $14.99 $49.99 PS4 THE WALKING DEAD – SEASON 2 $12.49 $9.99 $24.99 PS4 THE WALKING DEAD: A NEW FRONTIER SEASON PASS $17.49 $14.99 $24.99 PS4 THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON $9.99 $7.49 $24.99 PS4 TITANFALL 2 STANDARD EDITION $23.99 $19.99 $39.99 PS4 TOUKIDEN 2 $47.99 $41.99 $59.99 PS4 XCOM 2 $29.99 $23.99 $59.99 PS4 XCOM 2 DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $37.49 $29.99 $74.99 PS3 ALIEN: ISOLATION $14.99 $8.99 $29.99 PS3 DARKSIDERS 1 + DARKSIDERS 2 (GAMES+DLC BUNDLE) $19.99 $9.99 $39.99 PS3 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING – LEGENDARY EDITION $19.79 $14.69 $29.99 PS3 DEVIL MAY CRY HD COLLECTION $7.99 $5.99 $19.99 PS3 EA SPORTS FIFA 17 STANDARD EDITION $19.99 $15.99 $39.99 PS3 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER DIGITAL $17.99 $14.99 $29.99 PS3 ODIN SPHERE LEIFTHRASIR $24.99 $19.99 $49.99 PS3 RESIDENT EVIL: DELUXE ORIGINS BUNDLE $19.99 $15.99 $39.99 PS VITA ATELIER SOPHIE ~THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK~ $23.99 $19.99 $39.99 PS VITA FINAL FANTASY X-2 HD 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Note: All pricing is for U.S. only and subject to change.

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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Update Coming to Uncharted 4 Multiplayer

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 20:00

Just in time for the launch of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy next week, we’re excited to announce a new update for Uncharted 4 Multiplayer that adds new Uncharted: The Lost Legacy character skins, an all-new playable character, and a new cooperative challenge mode: Survival Arena.

Arriving alongside Uncharted: The Lost Legacy on August 22, the update will introduce new skins for Chloe and Nadine featuring character models and outfits pulled directly from Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. We’ll also be adding Asav, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’s antagonist as a playable villain character for Multiplayer and Survival, complete with his own uniquely menacing VO.

It will also include Survival Arena – a new take on our cooperative Survival mode that adds over 100 new waves with new enemy types, new Siege zones, and all-new wave modifiers. Survival Arena offers thousands of potential encounter combinations for you and up to two additional players to take on. For your efforts, you can also earn our new Savage Starlight Skeleton skins, unlockable through Survival Arena.

Best of all, the update will be available for both Uncharted 4 owners and for those picking up Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which comes with all Uncharted 4 Multiplayer content (PlayStation Plus membership required, sold separately). The community is also unified, so regardless of which game you own, you can team up and play with your friends.

Alongside the announcement of the Survival Arena update, this week, our friends at PlayStation Store are kicking off their countdown to the launch of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy with new updates to live.playstation.com every day. Check it out to see new videos and earn unique rewards. On Monday, August 21, you’ll also be able to tune in for a special live stream direct from Naughty Dog that will lead up to the moment Uncharted: The Lost Legacy unlocks on the PlayStation Store on PS4.

 The Lost Legacy iMessage Stickers The Lost Legacy iMessage Stickers

Last but certainly not least, this week Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Stickers for Apple devices arrive on the App Store. Get the message across in your conversations with a little help from illustrated versions of Chloe, Nadine, and Asav—from OMW to YAS QUEEN and plenty in between.

In the meantime, follow Naughty Dog on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to get the latest on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

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EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone Brings New Ships, New Maps, No VR Headset Required

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:59

Attention, pilots! Today, we’re thrilled to announce Warzone – the first major expansion for EVE: Valkyrie, heading your way on September 26.

Enter the Warzone

The Warzone expansion introduces a huge range of exciting new features, with the biggest game changer being support for both standard and VR gameplay. PS4 and PS VR gamers will be able to fly and fight alongside each other in EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone, both in and out of virtual reality. We look forward to seeing the already intense competition between Valkyrie pilots going up a notch, as more players from around the world will be able to join existing pilots for all-action space-dogfighting battles.

But that’s not all – not by a long shot. This expansion is a complete overhaul for the game, making EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone an entirely fresh experience. Better yet, it will be a free download for all existing Valkyrie pilots, with the complete package coming down in price to $29.99 SRP for new recruits.

 Valkyrie – Warzone

First-person Spaceship Shooter

Set against the glittering darkness of space in the unforgiving corner of the universe known as New Eden, EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone is a visceral and immediately accessible first-person spaceship shooter, where you can jump straight in and heroically turn the tide of battle. Guiding you through your Valkyrie journey is Rán Kavik, leader of the Valkyrie, brought to life by critically acclaimed actress Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Longmire).

Next-generation fleet

The cockpit of your spacecraft is an immersive bubble and your window onto a battlefield among the stars. It’s from here that you’ll enjoy multiple competitive multiplayer modes, co-op and squad-based gameplay as well as getting involved in Leaderboards and, later this year, Leagues.

Choosing from one of the four distinct ship classes – Assault, Heavy, Support and the all-new Covert class ship, the Shadow – your awesome vessel becomes your avatar, where using the intuitive controls to combine great firepower with agility provides genuine tactical depth. When chasing the thrill of victory, just remember that your next kill – or death – may lie above or below as well as behind you.

New features and improved gameplay

EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone brings with it enhanced and refined gameplay features across the board.

Each ship within a class will have a more distinctive role to play in battle and all ships will be available from the first time a pilot enters the Clone Vat. This new, open hangar will allow pilots to experiment and find the ships that best fit their playstyle within a few matches.

There will be new weapons and abilities to inflict upon each other, including powerful ship-specific Ultra abilities that, when timed correctly, can turn the course of battle. Ultras facilitate a deeper combat experience, being fuelled by the performance of you and your team.

 Valkyrie – Warzone

Pilots will be able to explore a new modular progression system that introduces multiple new modifications for each ship. With unique abilities and meaningful upgrade paths for each ship, you’ll have more control over how you evolve and customise your fleet.

Warzone introduces the brand-new ‘Extraction’ game mode – think capture the flag in outer space – that mixes combat and navigational challenge in new and exciting ways, encouraging pilots to use the environment to their advantage. Most importantly though, it makes team-play – and team-tactics – a key component of success.

In addition, the Warzone expansion will also feature two new maps; ‘Fleet’, a Sisters of EVE space station, and ‘Outpost’, a mysterious Drifter base, that will bring even more aspects of the rich EVE universe to the world of the EVE: Valkyrie. There will also be new weekly Wormholes to fight for, where established reality is twisted for a fresh gameplay experience.

New rewards system

In Warzone, we’ve simplified EVE: Valkyrie’s previously complex in-game economy with the removal of Gold and the reduction of surplus Silver. You’ll earn XP per ship and use only XP to craft a Modification for that ship, which is far easier to follow. Salvage picked up during a battle by you or your team now has a more immediate effect by fuelling your ship’s Ultra gauge.

You can also fight over Spoils of War to earn Reward Capsules, enabling you to unlock a hangar-full of personalization options for your ships and pilot. Each item rewarded is categorised as Common, Rare or Epic to convey its sense of worth and desirability, plus a random element ensures that the content of each capsule remains a surprise.

Join the battle

EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone is for everyone. If you can play first-person shooters, you can pilot one of Warzone’s amazing ships. Not having access to VR hardware will no longer hold you back from diving weapons-first into intense and highly competitive space combat with your friends. It’s fast, it’s fun and there’s a ship with your name on it.

Fly safe and fly together!

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Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder Rolls to PS4 August 28

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:30

It’s time to brush up on your geology because everyone’s favorite part Tower Defense, part Racing, part Art History lesson, and all smashing game from ACE Team is back. That’s right, Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder will be digitally available worldwide for PlayStation 4 on August 28! Let’s talk a bit about what’s new in the sequel to 2011’s Rock of Ages.

This time around Atlas (no relation to Atlus), the Greek Titan tasked with the eternally dreary job of holding up the sky, has literally dropped the ball and must run through different periods of Art History to escape the consequences.
 

The only problem is that some very notable figures and works of art are trying their best to stop him. With art periods ranging from Early Renaissance to Surrealism, take a look at some of the foes that would love nothing more than to keep Atlas from rolling away. Recognize any of them?
 

 

 

 

 

Of course, in order to get past each stage, Atlas must rock and roll his way to victory in classic Rock of Ages action. Not familiar with how disputes between mythological figures are resolved? Don’t worry! The basic idea of it is quite simple: repeatedly roll a boulder to your adversary’s castle on the other end of the map, bash open the gates, and then flatten them into a pancake. Ok, maybe it’s not that simple because your enemy is trying to whittle down your boulder with various defensive obstacles. Oh, and they’re trying to smash through your castle gate to crush you into oblivion as well, so it would be wise to set up some obstacles too. And yes, it’s just as fun and frantic as it sounds, especially with the updated visuals and graphics courtesy of Unreal Engine 4.

So what’s new in ROA2? Besides new stages and characters, there’s now a bigger selection of customizable units. From the humble but essential Catapult to the deadly range of the Battleship, there are plenty of new and improved units to help protect your castle. There’s also a gneiss selection of boulders that would make any petrologist blush. Want to blow things out of proportion? The Gunpowder Boulder is what you need. Looking for something that hits like a tank? The cubed Block of Ages is the way to go! Trying to sabotage your enemy’s tiles with something grimy? Say no more because the Tar Boulder will accomplish that. Each boulder has unique stats and uses, so pick and utilize them wisely as you smash your way through the ages. Oh, and gold can now be accrued through special resource nodes on each stage, so be sure to exploit and protect those!

Smashing things with friends has never been more glorious because ACE Team have also enhanced the multiplayer features of the game! You can now play with up to four players online or locally in 2v2 War matches or free-for-all Obstacle Course races that will test just how solid the bonds of friendship are. Battle it out with customizable banners and colors for your army and see who cracks under pressure. Additional quality-of-life changes like a Quick Match function and a map voting system after matches have also been included.

Get ready to have the most fun you’ll ever have rolling rocks down a hill when Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder… rolls to PS4 on August 28!

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League of War: VR Arena Explodes onto PS VR This Fall

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:30

Do you like war games, but get confused by all that chaotic running around? Do you like tabletop gaming, but get tired of staring at little bits of pewter that don’t actually do anything?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

The talented folks behind the popular League of War franchise have been working nonstop to bring their tanks, flamethrowers, helicopters, and commanders into the wonderful world of VR. After many long nights, and more than a few burned-out motherboards, we’ve emerged with League of War: VR Arena.

Remember those forty year-old sci-fi movies with those cool holographic chess boards? VR Arena is a lot like that. Only with tanks. And you’re standing in the middle of the chess board. And things are exploding.

It’s a deceptively simple game. You and your opponent have armies of twelve military units, which randomly become deployable in groups of four. Each unit takes a certain amount of energy to deploy, depending on how powerful it is. When a unit is ready to deploy, simply pick it up, put it down on the battlefield, and watch it go zipping off to destroy the enemy’s base. Simple, right?

 VR Arena

Only it’s not that simple, because your opponent is doing the same thing. As the seconds tick by, and the enemy’s troops get ever closer, you begin to wonder whether it’s worth it to wait for that big, powerful tank to charge up, or if you should send out an inexpensive recon to distract the enemy. Should you deploy that anti-infantry helicopter, or wait until you can pair it with some artillery? Simple to play, difficult to master – it’s practically our company credo.

You can play League of War: VR Arena in both a single player Campaign Mode (and hear our commanders’ voices for the first time!), or in an Arcade Mode. We like Arcade Mode a lot because you can play head-to-head on the Social Screen, and build your own custom armies.

We hope you have a lot of fun playing VR Arena. We here at MunkyFun have enjoyed the challenge of creating our first VR game, and our first game for PSVR in particular. Sony has been a wonderful partner in getting VR Arena out the door, and their support and vision has been invaluable.

League of War VR Arena will be available this fall for PlayStation VR.

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Matterfall’s Must-Try Augmented Loadouts, as Recommended by Housemarque

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:22

Hi PlayStation people! Tommi Hartikainen here, game director of Matterfall. Everyone at Housemarque is very excited that you are finally able to get your hands on our latest game, and I’m taking this opportunity to tell you a bit more of some of my favorite Augmentations, which are some secondary weapons and passive abilities that will help you to survive.

When playing the game I like to switch the augmentations quite a bit, as I find certain combinations work best for me in tackling certain situations. That said, once all of the augmentations have been discovered, it’s great fun to return to previously completed levels just to see how much the game changes with an alternate loadout.

For me though, my usual selection involves two passive Augmentations and one weapon.

Matterfall

My favorite augmentation is the Matter Bomb Probability. This increases the amount of Matter Bombs enemies spawn after they die. This can create these long chain reactions when you burst one with the Matter Jet. If things get too hectic in the later levels, consider using Strike Detonation, which detonates Matter Bombs when Striking through them, without the need to use the Matter Jet.

The weapon I use the most is the Grenade Launcher, which takes some time to get used to to properly predict the arc of the grenade, but it’s a great weapon after you get the hang of it!

In some levels the Seeker weapon is great fun to use to take care of the waves of enemies that spawn all around the player. In smaller corridors the Railgun is an excellent choice if you make the projectile ricochet from floor to ceiling multiple times, punching through several enemies.

Matterfall

Shockwave Radius is an amazing Augmentation and makes Striking an even better move to use in combat.

The extended radius of the Shockwave makes it easier to clear out some space around you when enemies are trying to pin you down from all directions. After you’ve knocked the enemies back and stunned them with the Shockwave, use a secondary weapon to increase your firepower and finish the job.

Having said that, keep in mind that while these are my favorite augmentations, pretty much everyone at the studio uses a different loadout and have their own preferred abilities. Here are just a few…

Matterfall

Tomi Kokki, Senior Animator

Favorite loadout: As I love to see enemies exploding, my favorite loadout has to be the combination of Strike Detonation, Matter Bomb Probability and Shockwave Radius.

Why: This combination allows me to have an advantage pretty much every time I see a Matter Bomb lingering in the middle of an enemy horde. And by having the Matter Bomb Probability, I can be pretty sure there will be bombs waiting to be detonated. Sometimes I like to switch one of the aforementioned augmentations to the Grenade Launcher. The way I use The Grenade Launcher is, that I usually shoot a bouncing grenade into a corridor first and follow it guns blazing. It’s like giving a cover fire for yourself.

Matterfall

Suvi Järvinen, Game artist

Favorite loadout: One weapon and two augmentations. Shotgun, Strike Damage and Shockwave Radius

Why: I usually just stick to the Shotgun, but I sometimes like to switch things up and use the Seeker. In my opinion Shotgun works nice when you have speedrun approach to the game, and the Seeker works better when you are score hunting. To accompany the weapon of choice I almost always go for Strike Damage and Shockwave Radius. Strike Damage gives me the ability to kill the weaker waves of enemies as I Strike through them and lets me concentrate on shooting the tougher and meaner enemies. As for the Shockwave Radius, it just happens to be a perfect fit with the Strike Damage as it knocks back and stuns enemies that survived the Strike.

Matterfall

Ian Monaghan, FPQA Tester

Favorite loadout: Grenade Launcher, Shotgun, Overcharge Time

Why: Maximum Firepower! This loadout proved to be deadly, cutting holes in waves of attacking enemies. Combining multiple weapon augmentations provided a near constant stream of powerful attacks, each capable of stopping the most dangerous enemies. What is lacked in tactical play it more than made up for with stopping power. Extending the length of the overcharge only increased the damage output as well as providing a useful shield to help survive intense situations. The loadout came into its element when battling the bosses which proved to be challenging.

Matterfall

Pete Suen, FPQA Tester

Favorite loadout: Seeker, Shockwave Radius, Matter Bomb Probability

Why: I always favoured having one weapon and two augmentations as my set-up, as I felt this complimented my frenetic playstyle perfectly. Having an increased Strike shockwave radius allowed me to freeze more of the enemies on screen, whilst my homing missiles would finish them off (regardless of where I was aiming!). The added effect of having more Matter bombs spawn when killing enemies also meant that the chance of chaining Matter bomb explosions was much easier, thus adding to my damage multipliers! Hi-score city, here I come!!

But that’s just our own favorites. We have a total of 12 Augmentations – 4 secondary weapons and 8 passive abilities – so try them all to find out which one is your perfect combination!

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