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  1. Patapon 2 Remastered SIE Japan Studio Patapon 2 Remastered – the beloved second entry in the Patapon series – is marching its way to PS4s everywhere in 2018 in resolutions up to 4K*! Separated from their Zigaton compatriots, the Patapon tribe arrives on a strange new island, fighting through mysterious new enemies and creatures as they search for Earthend! With a whole slew of new features, including 8 drum rhythms, new Patapon types and evolutions, brand new mini-games and the ability to create your own Patapon Hero, Patapon 2 Remastered is sure to keep you bobbing to the beat for hours on end. *PS4 Pro and 4K display device required to view in 4K. Shooty Fruity nDreams & Nearlight Shooty Fruity, a manic mash-up of immersive job simulation and gunplay, is coming to PlayStation VR on December 19. Scan, serve & pack produce whilst shooting guns to defend your store from a mutant fruit uprising. Pre-order or purchase early for exclusive juicy content! 20XX Batterystaple Games and Fire Hose Games We’re excited to announce the hit indie roguelike platformer 20XX is coming to PS4 in early 2018! Jump and shoot your way through ever-changing levels, collect awesome new powers, and battle mighty bosses in the name of saving the human race maybe! Full co-op means you can play with a friend on the couch or online. Children of Morta Dead Mage Inc. Become a member of the Bergson family as you hack and slash your way through hordes of enemies in this procedurally generated, narrative driven roguelike either alone or cooperatively. Experience not only what it means to be a hero, but to be part of a family. Available in 2018. Fantasy Strike Sirlin Games Argagarg the Water Shaman joins the diverse cast of Fantasy Strike at PSX, alongside a gambling panda, a wise master who transforms into a massive dragon, a quirky painter girl and others in this vibrant and colorful fighting game designed by ex-Street Fighter dev David Sirlin. Flipping Death Zoink Games Welcome to Flatwood Peaks, a small whimsical town with a problem – death is on vacation! Help the ghosts with their curious problems while also solving the mystery surrounding your own demise in this new puzzling adventure from Zoink Games. Coming to PlayStation 4 spring 2018! Guacamelee! 2 Drinkbox Studios We’re excited to show a playable demo of Guacamelee! 2 for the first time at PSX! Play 4-player co-op as Juan, Tostada, X’Tabay and Uay Chivo. Meet the Chicken Illuminati and unlock cool new chicken abilities. Confront El Muñeco in an epic boss battle. Hope you can stop by! Gungrave VR Iggymob Gungrave is coming alive from the dead after 13 years, in PS VR! We introduced new system “cooling” and “bullet time” to “full-break gun action” which received high evaluation at the time! The freshness of action, make your brain work for the strategic battle! Horizon Chase Turbo Aquiris Thrilling arcade racing game, inspired by Outrun, Top Gear, Lotus Turbo Challenge and the whole generation of super-fun-straight-to-the-point racing games. Hover Midgar Studio & Fusty Games Experience the thrills of a fast-paced single and multiplayer Parkour game. Join the Rebellion and deride the security forces of an anti-leisure tyranny. Rise up to the many challenges of a futuristic Open World, enhance your gear and perform incredible tricks and combos. Knockout League Grab Games We’re excited to announce that Knockout League is coming to PS VR. Train with a speed bag, step up your skills with the focus mitts, or see how long you can survive in Reflex Alley. Fight your way through nine crazy characters to become the Knockout League champ. Moonlighter Digital Sun Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero. Coming to PS4 in 2018. Mothergunship Grip Digital s.r.o. Coming in 2018, Mothergunship is a bullet-hell FPS where you can craft gun monstrosities that no reasonable person could ever lift, fight gigantic bosses, play together with your friends and defeat a robotic armada that conquered Earth! Omen of Sorrow AOne Games Clear your mind, clench your fists and get ready for a wicked battle. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Omen of Sorrow delivers a deep 2D battle system inspired by the classics, bringing back the edge, mindset and philosophy rooted in the genre’s arcade legacy, taking it to the next level with innovative features and fighting mechanics. Join the battle, conquer darkness. Get the demo now! The Church in the Darkness Paranoid Productions What happened to Alex? To find out, travel to South America and infiltrate the Collective Justice Mission, a secretive cult where nothing is what it seems. Find the answers in one of the many ways the story can play out in The Church in the Darkness, coming to PS4 in 2018. The Forest Endnight Games We are extremely excited to bring ‘The Forest’ to the PlayStation platform in 2018! Craft weapons from sticks and stones. Chop down trees to make a base. Fight to stay alive against a vicious enemy force. Although a harrowing experience in single player, you can now team up with a friend or two and even the odds. Our latest trailer showcases the cooperative multiplayer aspect of the game, surviving with a friend, exploring caves and building a base. The Persistence Firesprite Time to steel yourself! The procedurally generated horrors of The Persistence are coming to PlayStation VR in July 2018! Tower 57 Pixwerk Tower 57 is a fast-paced neo-retro shooter where cooperation is as important as your ammo capacity. As a member of an extraordinary task force fight your way through a dieselpunk megatower and uncover its hidden secrets. Coming to your PS4 in 2018. Wattam Funomena Wattam is the latest game from Katamari Damacy creator, Keita Takahashi. Grab a friend and join the mayor to explore the world of Wattam together as you run, jump, climb, hold hands, explode, and more with colorful characters that will surprise you at every joyful turn. Wattam will be coming to PS4 in 2018. View the full article
  2. LocoRoco 2 Remastered Rolls to PS4 Today

    Hello PlayStation fans and welcome to launch day for LocoRoco 2 Remastered! We’re delighted to bring you our final trailer today, as well as a few tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the big, beautiful world of LocoRoco 2 Remastered! As you can see, there are plenty of high-flying, fast-rolling and crazy-bouncing adventures that await you, so here’s a few tips to help you along the way! Check everywhere for hidden areas The world of LocoRoco 2 Remastered is packed with secrets. Every wall you see, every crack in the ground, every odd-looking leaf and unique area likely holds some kind of reward, so make sure to get as close as you can and investigate! Look into their eyes As if their cute songs weren’t enough, the LocoRoco are also really great about telling you when there’s secrets nearby. If you see your LocoRoco’s antennae start to wiggle and notice them looking at something, set your controller down for a moment and let them investigate! (That’s right. They’ll approach the area on their own!) The MuiMui House is the Key ~ Every MuiMui you rescue in a stage will make their way to the MuiMui house – an ever-growing utopia for MuiMui, LocoRoco and all of their friends! New to LocoRoco 2 Remastered is the ability to collect items throughout the game and use them to continuously build new rooms and furniture for your MuiMui residents. The bigger the MuiMui house becomes, the more items you’ll receive from the MuiMui, some of which will allow you to access hidden stages! But wait! That’s not all. Those who manage to 100% complete the MuiMui House will receive an EXTRA special reward, so make sure to do your best! Get rid of the Bunyo! Throughout every stage in the game you’ll find Bunyo – little bits of black muck formed from the songs of the Moja. Bunyo actually suck the life out of the stages they inhabit, so do your best to clear every Bunyo out of all of the stages! Some are hidden quite well, so you’ll have to search high and low, but a special challenge awaits those who manage to do so. As a final reminder, those who pick up LocoRoco 2 Remastered throughout this PSX weekend will also receive a special Holiday Theme! This theme features a brand new music track and is only available for a very limited time, so don’t miss out! We hope you enjoy LocoRoco 2 Remastered, and have a wonderful holiday! View the full article
  3. Competitive players, we’ve got a major update for you. For the first time, Call of Duty: WWII players in the Americas and select Asian territories will be able to register for and manage MLG GameBattles tournaments directly from their PS4 start menu beginning today. Because Call of Duty: WWII’s new update is tightly integrated with MLG GameBattles at the PS4 system level, managing your Call of Duty: WWII qualifying matches and tournaments is easy and seamless. Starting December 10, we will be opening registration for the first wave of Call of Duty: WWII competitive events. Starting events will be a mix of classic 2v2 to 6v6 Call of Duty competitive game types including, Hardpoint, Search and Destroy and Call of Duty World League events. To bring this awesome new feature to our fans, we worked hand in hand with teams at Activision, Sledgehammer Games, High Moon, and MLG to craft a world-class tournament system for Call of Duty. The new platform and title-level integration for MLG GameBattles and Call of Duty: WWII makes jumping into competitive gameplay simple and fast whether you are new to esports or a seasoned veteran. Let’s look at some of the features that we have built for you. System-Level Teams Through the PS4 Events and Tournaments platform, you can now create and manage teams of up to 100 members including your friends, family, and favorite players on PlayStation Network. Once you setup your team, registering and participating in any of the featured Call of Duty: WWII events is as quick as a few button presses. Included in your team setup is team-specific chat, unique banners and logos, and complete tracking of your gameplay history and events you and your team have participated in. Direct Integration into Call of Duty: WWII Once you have chosen an event, registered, and checked-in, getting into gameplay is completely automated. Call of Duty: WWII and the Tournaments platform will automatically match your team with your opponent, setup the match types (including map rotation, rule set, etc.), and place you directly into the game lobby after you click “Join Match” from the PlayStation Tournaments section or directly within Call of Duty: WWII’s menu screen. But what about when the match is over you ask? Again, the integration work done between our development teams ensures that your results are automatically reported, verified, and finalized without ever having to enter the results. This makes moving to your next match (Hopefully you won!) smooth, quick, and accurate, with no manual input or verification needed. Along with this comes integration directly into the Call of Duty: WWII menus from the teams at Sledgehammer Games and High Moon. Here you can find tournaments, see the events you have upcoming, and join any of your matches that are about to start. As you can see, the teams at Activision and PlayStation are committed to offering the best place to compete in Call of Duty tournaments. Whether you want to climb the ranks to a CWL pro, or just enjoy casual competition with fellow Call of Duty: WWII fans, we have built a system that makes it as easy as possible. So, grab your friends, create your teams, and we’ll see you online! View the full article
  4. Though we have repeatedly confirmed that Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 is a full, ground up remake of the all-time classic, it is a fact that is harder to communicate via text or stills. To make it more clear, we have created a comparison video, which you can watch above, that shows the amount of work that has gone into this project to fully leverage the horsepower of modern gaming consoles. Gallery of new 4K screens For the first time, we are also happy to confirm that PlayStation 4 Pro users will benefit from two play options: Cinematic, which emphasizes image quality, and for owners of compatible 4K HDR displays, boasts a beautiful dynamic 4K image targeting 30 fps Performance, which delivers an extremely fluid frame rate targeting 60 fps Shadow of the Colossus has never looked this good, or moved with this much fluidity. To give you more information about the PS4 Pro enhancements, check out this video feature: Lastly, we are also proud to reveal a Special Edition release, which will include the following bonus items: Steelbook Collector’s Case with outer sleeve, Artist Postcards, Printed Manual, In-game Digital Extras (Ancient Bow, Cloak of Fate, “Spotted Steed” Agro skin), Two Custom PS4 Themes, Colossi Avatar Set for PS4, Physical World Map, and Colossi Stickers. Shadow of the Colossus is as much a prized part of our library as we hope it is yours, and so we wanted to make something special for you, its fans. The Special Edition will also be available on February 6th with an MSRP of $49.99. View the full article
  5. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is a great way to question your self worth, and we’re excited to give PlayStation VR owners the chance to do just that in 2018 when Virtual Rick-ality comes to PS VR.   Virtual Rick-ality is a fully-voiced VR game featuring Rick, Morty, and oodles of iconic stuff from the TV show. In the game, you play as a Morty clone on a journey that’ll take you across multiple dimensions and to places like Purgatory and even the Smiths’ bathroom. Along the way, you’ll solve puzzles and experience a great Rick and Morty story.   One of our favorite things to talk about is the sheer amount of stuff you can do in Virtual Rick-ality. To name a few:   You can listen to Rick’s instructions (or, don’t!). Walk through portals into space. Or other dimensions. Flip knobs. Press buttons. Wear hats. Throw and break stuff. Drink detergent. Combine objects in the Combinator to make new objects. Control your own Youseeks. Make him explode. Experience death. Raise a pet. Feed a monster. Eat fruits and vegetables. Learn how to fix an intergalactic car.   And you can do all of that without leaving the comfort of your PS VR in your living room. Or den? Or basement? We don’t know your life. But Virtual Rick-ality is the most immersive way to get into the world of Rick and Morty.   If you’d like to get your hands on the PS VR version before 2018, your first chance will be at PlayStation Experience! We’ll be there with a few stations offering demos. Come check it out! Wubba Lubba dub dub! View the full article
  6. MediEvil Returning to PS4 in 2018

    That’s another PlayStation Experience in the books! And we’ve been holding onto some especially exciting news. Hot on the heels of this year’s smash hit Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, we’re making another PlayStation fan dream come true: a proper, PS4-grade resurrection of the original MediEvil just in time for the game’s 20th anniversary. If you’re not familiar with the MediEvil series, it’s a colorful action-adventure game originally released in 1998 for the original PlayStation system. As the resurrected Sir Daniel Fortesque, players defend Gallowmere from the evil forces of Zarok, a sorcerer with the power to control the dead. The game is noteworthy for its unique horror-comedy tone and its early contributions to the world of 3D gaming. It’s still a fan favorite, and I’m proud we can resurrect Sir Daniel once again. Have a happy and healthy holidays — see you in 2018! View the full article
  7. It’s been a while since I’ve been on PS Blog. The last time I was here with an original game it was for Lumines Electronic Symphony on PS Vita, a project I loved working on. What I’m really excited about now and the reason I’m here today is to lift the lid off my labor of love project, called Jupiter & Mars, a game that my former mentor from Q Entertainment, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, once told me “this is the game you were born to make.” Jupiter & Mars is a game set in a near-future Earth that displays one possible outcome originating from the excesses and abuses we inflict on the planet today. You see, after moving back from Japan, where I was lucky enough to work at both Q Entertainment and Q-Games (unrelated to each other), I had just had my second child, a son. With two children in my family, I began to have serious concerns about the world they’d be growing up in. Plastics are found in nearly 90% of all the drinking water we consume, which leads to all sorts of health issues. We’re polluting our oceans at a prodigious rate that is unsustainable, and it’s possible that future wars will be ignited by a power-grab for the Earth’s remaining resources. I don’t know about you, but this isn’t the world I want for my children. So I pondered leaving the games industry and moving into conservation-related efforts. But while movies like The Cove and Racing Extinction made me burst into happy/sad tears, the work of legends like David Attenborough inspired me to stay. I thought “What can I possibly do to change things for the better?” The solution, to me and my partner Sam Kennedy (who I used to work with back in the day at places like 1UP and EGM), was not to throw everything I had learned in the past 20 years away, but to take that knowledge and find like-minded collaborators to create games inspired by and, in their own way, designed by nature. We figured if we can entertain people in that special way that video games can, and perhaps inspire them to educate themselves on a topic, then this would be worthwhile. Although it can be played on all PS4 consoles, Jupiter & Mars was designed for PlayStation VR. You don’t have to go to an alien planet to feel like you’ve visited one. All you need to do is go underwater, which is an entirely different world, with unique demands and creatures and ways of interacting. We sought to bring this element out in the game, to the point that Sam and I got certified in scuba diving while in Sydney, Australia, so we’d be able to bring that authenticity into the game. While Jupiter & Mars setting is inspired by real-world calamities, its gameplay draws inspiration from many of our past favorites, particularly Ico and The Last Guardian for the bond between their main characters. In the game, you control a dolphin named Jupiter along with your AI-companion Mars on an underwater adventure while you help restore life in the oceans. For those of you familiar with any of the games I’ve worked on in the past, you’ll find plenty of familiar elements represented here, too. Our fledgling studio, Tigertron, and the games we make, creates great opportunities to build relationships with and collaborate with some of the greatest talent in the world. We’ll have more announcements in the coming months leading up to the release of Jupiter & Mars, but we’re already working with composers like Jonathan Atkinson, who was a part of the legendary George Martin (The Beatles) production team. We went with Jonathan to London to record our theme song, and the voice that brings it to life is the incredibly talented Nami Miyahara, whose vocals you may recognize from Genki Rockets’ ‘Heavenly Star’ among others. As with everything I work on, music plays an integral, memorable role in the game, and while Jupiter & Mars is not a “music game,” it is musical. Last but not least, we are working with two great Australian teams to help bring Jupiter & Mars to life: Tantalus and Wicked Witch. It’s been great to work with a bunch of like-minded game creators to help us realize our vision of making games that branch out in new directions. We’re 100% committed to creating awesome games inspired by nature, so we may give back to nature, and will do so by donating a portion of our proceeds to organizations dedicated to preserving the planet for future generations to come. Just like my kids. Jupiter & Mars will release in Q2, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. View the full article
  8. Donut County is a game where you play as a hole in the ground. It still feels ridiculous to say it, because it shouldn’t have worked. You move around a tiny hole, you make stuff fall in, and the hole gets bigger. Often you have to wiggle things inside that are just a bit too big. Eventually you can demolish buildings, drain rivers, and star in your own adorable disaster movie. It’s as simple as that, or at least… that’s how it started. I’ll be honest. When I first prototyped Donut County in 2012, it started as a joke. It was the weekend of Molyjam, a 48 hour game jam dedicated to making games inspired by jokes inspired by the work of the ambitious game designer Peter Molyneux. The idea was simple, to make a game where you controlled… nothing. Well, the absence of something. Okay, a hole in the ground. I wasn’t sure it would be fun at all, but once I got the hole moving around, collecting things and growing, I fell in love. I needed to get to the bottom of it. I needed to figure out what was so captivating about the hole. Sorry to any preschool teachers reading this, but it’s fun to fit a square peg through a round hole. I love to tip over a nice stack of pots and hear them shatter into bits. It’s satisfying to tidy up every last bit of junk on the floor. Playing as the mysterious little hole scratches an itch that I can’t fully explain… it feels surprisingly human. There’s a lot more to the hole than just collecting things, though. The objects you collect don’t really disappear. Swallow a campfire and your hole catches on fire. Drop some corn inside, popcorn comes flying out. The puzzles only get weirder from there. The most important thing is that in the end, the hole always eats everything. Holes are truly weird. The more you look at one, the more it seems like it’s not there. I realized pretty early on that the game isn’t just about holes… it’s really about everything that goes inside the hole. It’s about the ground that the hole is in. That’s why it’s called Donut County. It’s about a place. It’s about all the people that live there, and all their junk that gets eaten up. It makes sense then that in Donut County you play as the villain: a witless raccoon named BK. BK works for a big raccoon tech company that opens up holes to steal people’s trash. It’s a classic raccoon story. The game takes place six weeks after the hole-pocalypse and everyone from Donut County is sitting at the bottom of the hole, including BK. The Donut County residents take turns telling tales of when BK swallowed them up with the hole. Will BK ever learn anything? Why would he stop when stealing stuff with the hole is so satisfying? In the end, Donut County is about so much more than holes. It’s a story about donuts, tech exceptionalism, and raccoon redemption. It’s inspired by my favorite city, Los Angeles. It’s been a pleasure to make. I’m really grateful that I got to explore such a weird and satisfying idea, and I’m really excited to announce that Donut County is coming to PlayStation 4 next year. View the full article
  9. Attention all anti-gravity pilots, it’s time to suit up once again! You have piloted your ships through the tracks of WipEout HD, Fury and 2048 in the Omega Collection in stunning native 4K* targeting a blistering 60FPS while listening to a whole new raft of thumping tunes. Now, prepare to see the world of WipEout in a whole new way as you blast round Omega Collection’s tracks in PS VR. Check out the first trailer below! And this isn’t a separate slice of gameplay: you can race in every track, across every game mode, off or online, with this free PS VR update. But not only that: we’ve created three new ships for PSVR pilots, featuring a special cockpit view for PS VR that includes head tracking, so you can check out the interiors of the new ships and see the futuristic racecourses like never before. And as you can now enjoy the game’s blistering soundscape in full 3D audio, this’ll be the most immersive WipEout experience ever. But that’s not all: we’ve also created new ships that are exclusive for you PS VR pilots, and we’re also happy to announce that this update will also include the new remix of “Shake It” from our recent competition winner Vieille Griffe. You’ve been asking for it, and now we are almost ready to give you it. WipEout Omega Collection will be playable on PSVR in early 2018. *PS4 Pro system and 4K display device required to view in 4K. View the full article
  10. From the first moments we were introduced to Trico many years ago, there was a special connection between that mysterious creature and its beholder. After we reannounced The Last Guardian at E3 2015, we explored the idea of a Trico fans could interact with. What became the Trico projection wall was something that many of you might have seen at a subsequent PlayStation Experience show. Still, even after the launch of the game, we wondered about ways to bring across the special bond between Trico and the boy in even more engaging ways. The launch of PlayStation VR offered a tantalizing means to do exactly that. We are proud to announce The Last Guardian VR Demo, a special virtual reality experience VR set in the unforgettable world of The Last Guardian: one filled with haunting ruins and breathtaking scale. Users will play from the perspective of the boy as he interacts with Trico. The Last Guardian VR Demo is a short experience, and it is standalone; there are no larger versions of this project planned. But it is an amazing testament to the power of PS VR to immerse, and the breathtaking scale and character of the world of The Last Guardian. Also, it works with a DualShock 4 and does not require that you own copy of The Last Guardian on PS4. You will, though, need PS VR and the PlayStation camera to experience the demo. The Last Guardian VR Demo will be available for free via PlayStation Store on 12/12. We hope you will step into this magical world and behold the wonder of staring up into Trico’s beautiful eyes, of calling out to it, and of the thrill of riding upon its back. View the full article
  11. PlayStation Blogcast 270: PSXcellence

    We know, we know, we’ve been bad on the podcast front lately. But today, we attempt to make up for it! One week before PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, CA, we welcome a brand-new member of the PlayStation Blogcast team — Kristen Titus! Then we delve into my experiences with The Evil Within 2, one of my personal favorites of 2017. Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Stuff We Talked About The Evil Within 2 Assassin’s Creed Origins Elephants PlayStation Experience Trophies Overwatch Recent Episodes 269: Skeleton Crew 268: A Show of Hands 267: C’est La Vie The Cast Sid Shuman – Director of Social Media, SIEA Ryan Clements – Sr. Social Media Specialist, SIEA Kristen Titus – Social Media Specialist, SIEA Send us questions and tips! blogcast@sony.com Leave us a voicemail! (650) 288-6706 Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.] View the full article
  12. Would you look at the time! We’re just one week away from PlayStation Experience 2017! As we inch closer to this year’s big community show, this essential guide will help you make the most of your experience, whether you’re joining us at the Anaheim Convention Center or tuning in from home. Show Hours PlayStation Presents | Friday, December 8, 2017: 8:00pm – 9:30pm *Limited Availability. Access available with Early Bird Ticket. Show Hours | Saturday, December 9, 2017: 10:00am – 10:00pm Show Hours | Sunday, December 10, 2017: 10:00am – 6:00pm Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California Badge Pickup PlayStation Experience 2017 | Buy Tickets For those joining us in Anaheim this year, scooping up your badge will be high priority! See below for full details on when and where to pick up your PlayStation Experience 2017 badge — and be sure to bring a valid form of ID when you pick it up. Early Bird ticket holders can attend the Friday night PlayStation Presents special presentation. If you are interested in attending, we recommend picking up your badge as early as possible as you will need it to enter. You can pick up your badge Friday, December 8th, 2017 starting at 10:00am. Badge pick-up will be located at the Anaheim Convention Center outside of Exhibit Hall B. You will need to show your government-issued photo ID and your PSX 2017 confirmation. Full badge pickup times below: Friday, December 8th, 2017: 10:00am – 10:00pm Saturday, December 9th, 2017: 8:00am – 10:00pm Sunday, December 10th, 2017: 10:00am – 6:00pm Experience PlayStation 2017 App Make sure to download the Experience PlayStation smartphone application before the show starts! It will be your key to unlocking rewards, game demos, and more! Available for download on iOS and Android devices, the app is like your sidekick who lives inside your pocket, giving you all the tips and tricks to get the most out of PSX 2017. Here are some of the features: RSVP for PS4 and PS VR demos Book appointments for Autograph sessions Log in with your PSN ID to get access to the QUESTS section Scan with the app to unlock rewards Scan PlayStation Collectible Cards to build your digital collection Just in time for PlayStation Experience 2017, attendees can use the app to enjoy numerous improvements and great new features. Make sure to have it ready when the doors open! PlayStation Presents Early Bird ticket holders, we’ve got something special cooking just for you on Friday night. Starting at 8:00pm Pacific time, you can listen in on candid discussions with some of PlayStation’s top developers, get updates on some key titles, and hear some special announcements. Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller will also be dropping by! Your badge will be required for entry, so make sure to pick it up. Watch Live at live.playstation.com Can’t make it to Anaheim? Stream the show live at live.playstation.com. By logging in with your PSN ID, you can unlock bonus content by watching PlayStation Experience live and VOD content starting at 8:00pm Pacific, Friday, December 8. You can also stream PlayStation Experience from Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. Panels Whether you’re attending in person or streaming live, Saturday is going to be jam-packed with exciting discussions from some of the top voices in gaming. Here’s what’s in store: Saturday, December 9 11:00am: PlayStation VR Game Panel We can’t wait to tell you more about this one! Experience a candid conversation between two legends as they discuss developing their new PS VR title and lessons from VR development. 12:30pm: Media Molecule Presents Dreams Join Media Molecule studio directors Siobhan Reddy, Mark Healey, and Alex Evans alongside a very special guest to take an in-depth look at the development of Dreams during their exclusive Saturday panel at 12:30pm. 2:00pm: IGN Ranks the Top 10 PlayStation Games of all Time IGN's Podcast Beyond crew is here to figure out the 10 best PlayStation games ever, and they need your help! Uncharted 2 or The Last of Us? Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy VII, or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? Journey or Shadow of the Colossus? Is it too soon for Horizon Zero Dawn to make the list? Help us build the best of the best that PlayStation has to offer. Help us celebrate 20+ years of PlayStation at PSX! 3:30pm: Ghost of Tsushima: From Concept to Reveal It’s been a month since we announced our newest title, Ghost of Tsushima. Here at Sucker Punch, we’ve watched so many reaction videos and read many of your comments with smiles on our faces, so we thought PSX was a great opportunity to share a little more with you all. Join us on Saturday at 3:30pm as Nate Fox (Creative Director), Jason Connell (Creative/Art Director), Billy Harper (Animation Director), Ryuhei Katami (Associate Producer, Sony Interactive Entertainment) and moderator Brian Altano (IGN) discuss how we approached making the debut trailer and what inspired us to make this game. We’ll share epic concept art that’s driving the tone and visuals for the game, and share a little about our reference trips to Japan and working with new team members that are helping make Ghost of Tsushima even better. Also be sure to stop by our signing session after the panel and come say hi. Stay tuned for more info on time and location. 5:00pm: Uncharted 10th Anniversary Celebration Join us as we celebrate the Uncharted 10th Anniversary at PSX 2017 with an unprecedented gathering of the cast from throughout the series! Nolan North, Emily Rose, Richard McGonagle, Claudia Black, Laura Bailey, Troy Baker, Graham McTavish, and Robin-Atkin Downes reflect on the series and share their memories with guest moderator Greg Miller (Kinda Funny). We’ll also be hosting a special signing session with the cast prior to the panel. Keep an eye on the PlayStation Experience app for time and location! 6:30pm: The Last of Us Part II: Meet the Cast Join Naughty Dog and the cast of The Last of Us Part II as they discuss the making of the cutscene teaser trailer that was revealed just a few short weeks ago at Paris Games Week. Director and writer, Neil Druckmann, co-writer Halley Gross, and key members of the game’s cast discuss the writing process, casting, performance capture, and more. For those attending the event, there will also be a signing session following the panel. *All panels take place in the Anaheim Convention Center Playable Games We’ll have 100+ playable games on the show floor this year, including unreleased titles. Don’t worry, you’ll have two days to try your hand at as many as you can. Here are some of games we can share right now, but there will be more waiting for you once the show floor opens on December 9. 20XX A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher Aegis Defenders At Sundown Boundary Brawlhalla Call of Duty: WWII Chasm Children of Morta Code :Hardcore Crossing Souls Dead by Daylight Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package Deadbolt Destiny 2 – Expansion I: Curse of Osiris Detroit: Become Human DJ MAXRespect EarthNight Fantasy Strike Far Cry 5 fault milestone one Fight Knight Fighting EX Layer Flipping Death Fortnite Battle Royale Frantics Gang Beasts Gran Turismo Sport Guacamelee! 2 Guns of Icarus Alliance: PS4 Edition Hidden Agenda Horizon Chase Turbo Hover Iconoclasts Immortal: Unchained Kingdom Come: Deliverance Knights and Bikes Knowledge Is Power Lost Soul Aside (PSX 2017 Special Version) Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite MLB The Show 17 Monster Hunter: World Moonlighter Mothergunship Mulaka Night in the Woods No Heroes Here Omen of Sorrow Pig Eat Ball Pinstripe Riverbond Russian Subway Dogs School Girl/Zombie Hunter Shadow of the Colossus Shape of the World SkullPirates Sonic Forces Sonic Mania Strange Brigade Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Super Daryl Deluxe Super Meat Boy Forever Tera That’s You! The Adventure Pals The Cat and the Coup The Church in the Darkness The Forest The Gardens Between The Night Journey The Swords of Ditto Tokyo Xanadu EX+ Tower 57 Trove Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[ST] Vane Walden, a game War Theatre Way of the Passive Fist World End Economica Yakuza 6: The Song of Life YIIK: A Postmodern RPG PlayStation VR Anamorphine Bow to Blood Bravo Team Dark Eclipse Farpoint Golem Gungrave Knockout League League of War: VR Arena Medusa and Man Moss Resident Evil 7 biohazard Shooty Fruity Sprint Vector The American Dream The Inpatient The Persistence X Animal Xing: The Land Beyond Capcom Cup Capcom Cup is returning to PlayStation Experience 2017, with the finals taking place on Sunday at 2:00pm Pacific time. Watch the top qualifying players from the Capcom Pro Tour compete for more than $370,000 in prizing and the chance to be crowned the Street Fighter V world champion. Autographs We’ve got some fancy folks joining us at PlayStation Experience this year, and you’ll have your shot at autograph sessions with a handful of them! While we can’t announce our full lineup just yet, below are some of the teams you could get a chance to meet. You spoke, we listened. This year autographs will be managed via the Experience PlayStation smartphone app. If you are excited about this list make sure to download the app early and keep your finger on the trigger when the sessions open up. Space is limited and RSVPing is the only way to get to get in! Posters will be provided or you can bring an item of your own to be signed. Please note only one item per person is allowed – we’ve set up these sessions to fit as many fans as possible. Saturday, December 9 Time Teams 12:30 pm TBA (We can’t announce this one quite yet…) 3:00pm Uncharted 10 Year Anniversary 4:15pm God of War 5:30pm Ghost of Tsushima 8:00pm The Last of Us Part II Sunday, December 10 Time Team 12pm Monster Hunter: World 1:30pm Greg Miller 3:00pm Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Collectible Cards Back in October, we announced that collectible cards are coming back for PlayStation Experience 2017. For those unfamiliar, we have about three dozen limited-edition, foil-embossed cards scattered throughout the show for you to discover. Attendees can also earn PlayStation Trophy cards by taking part in quests. Use your wits, divide and conquer, and by the end of the weekend you could find yourself with the entire set. PlayStation Gear Store We recently unveiled just a taste of the of the PlayStation Gear one will find this year at the PlayStation Gear store. With our biggest lineup of clothing, collectibles, and limited edition products, you are bound to find the perfect gift for yourself and everyone on your holiday gift list. Last year, many items sold out quickly — don’t wait until the last day to get your favorite gear! And be sure to bring a Visa or Mastercard; we won’t accept cash. Whew, did you catch all that? Now you’ve got everything you’ll need to have an unforgettable PlayStation Experience. Make sure to check back to PlayStation.Blog for more updates throughout the week, and keep this post handy as we get closer — we may add other information to help you get the most out of the event. We can’t wait to celebrate everything PlayStation with you next week — see you in Anaheim! View the full article
  13. From humble beginnings to frozen wilds, Aloy’s entire journey comes together next week with Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition on PS4. Developed by the award-winning studio Guerrilla Games, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition follows the exploits of Aloy and her life in a beautiful, ruined world. No longer the dominant species on Earth, humanity struggles to survive amidst towering machines and warring tribes. When fate comes knocking on Aloy’s door, the course of her life is forever changed. Explore a stunning open world, hunt dangerous machines, and piece together the puzzle of Aloy’s past. For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop! New Releases: Week of December 5, 2017 A Hat in Time PS4 — Digital A Hat in Time is a cute-as-heck 3D platformer featuring a little girl who stitches hats for wicked powers! Freely explore giant worlds and recover Time Pieces to travel to new heights! Battlestar Galactica Deadlock PS4 — Digital (Out 12/8) Travel to the heart of the First Cylon War to fight epic 3D battles that will test your tactical prowess. Take control of the Colonial Fleet from the bridge of the mobile shipyard, Daidalos, and free the Twelve Colonies from the Cylon threat. Boiling Bolt PS4 — Digital Play as June, a soldier struggling to defend her island against an organization wanting to drain its energy. Her decisions will prove crucial for the outcome of this world in ruins. Chaos on Deponia PS4 — Digital (Out 12/6) Rufus is back! He strives to leave Deponia and reach the legendary floating city of Elysium. Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package PS4 — Digital, Retail Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package provides all previously released game content in one package. Additionally, it features an all-new game mode called Capcom Heroes, a new way to experience the Dead Rising 4 story that lets Frank West wear outfits inspired by classic Capcom characters. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition PS4 — Digital, Retail Take on the role of skilled hunter Aloy as you explore a lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures in an exhilarating post-apocalyptic world. Invector PS4 — Digital (Out 12/7) Turn up the volume and take rhythm gaming to new heights, all the way into space. Jak II (PS2) PS4 — Digital (Out 12/6) Jak is back in another action-packed adventure, but he’s not the same. Experiments with Dark Eco have gone wrong, leaving Jak with an uncontrollable dark side. Accompanied by your trusty friend Daxter, unleash the dark powers on multiple enemies and witness amazing transformations. Jak 3 (PS2) PS4 — Digital (Out 12/6) Jak and his faithful companion Daxter are thrust in the middle of an unforgiving Wasteland where survival of the fittest takes on new meaning. With potent weapons, armor, and vehicles, Jak also discovers that there is an emerging power inside him — the ability to balance Dark Jak and Light Jak. Jak X: Combat Racing (PS2) PS4 — Digital (Out 12/6) After a mysterious invite brings Jak and Daxter to Kras City, they discover that they have been poisoned by the sinister Krew. Krew proceeds to give the duo an ultimatum — race for him in the next Kras City Grand Championship and receive the antidote. Justice League VR: The Complete Experience PS VR — Digital Warner Bros. invites you to join the Justice League in a thrilling cinematic virtual reality experience that allows you to step into the shoes and master the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. Let Them Come PS4 — Digital You are Rock Gunar, mercenary gun for hire with alien blood on his hands. Twitchy trigger fingers and focused battle tactics are the order of the day as you take on this ultimate survival mode challenge to wipe out every Alien on this ship! LocoRoco 2 Remastered PS4 — Digital (Out 12/9) The Moja Boss is not willing to accept defeat. Armed with a deadly song that sucks the life out of all living things, the evil Moja army have returned to enslave the LocoRoco! Help the LocoRoco bring life and music back to the planet in this exciting sequel. Mitch: Berry Challenge PS4 — Digital Mitch: Berry Challenge is a lighthearted, retro-inspired 2D platformer with simple controls, challenging levels, hand drawn animations, and a full soundtrack. NeverEnd PS4 — Digital (Out 12/6) NeverEnd is a roguelike dungeon crawler where you, a simple adventurer, suddenly wakes 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. Oh My Godheads PS4 — Digital A frenetic multiplayer fracas in which four players swing pointy swords, sling explosive pies, and celebrate victory with exuberant aplomb. Snow Fortress PS4 — Digital Snow Fortress is a VR snow fort building and battle game. Relive your childhood by building snow forts as you prepare for epic snowball fights! Squareboy vs. Bullies: Arena Edition PS4 — Digital (Out 12/6) Someone needs to teach those bullies a lesson in pain, so why not let it be you? Steep Winter Games Edition PS4 — Digital, Retail Steep Winter Games Edition includes Steep, the massive open world of the Alps and Alaska, where you master the world’s most epic mountains with a snowboard, wingsuit, paraglider and skis, and now Steep – Road to the Olympics takes you on the journey to become an Olympic Winter Games champion. Tokyo Xanadu eX+ PS4 — Digital (Out 12/8) Tokyo Xanadu eX+ a massive action RPG! When high school student Kou Tokisaka encounters the nightmare realm known as the Eclipse, his world is forever changed. The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series Collection PS4 — Digital, Retail The first three critically acclaimed seasons, an anthology, and a mini-series starring the blade-wielding icon Michonne are available for the first time in one package. The Walking Dead is an unparalleled journey into the heart of what it means to be human in a world that has lost its humanity. Miguel – War & Leisure U2 – Songs of Experience Roy Woods – Say Less Stronger Victoria & Abdul Cash Cab- December 4 at 10/9c (Discovery) The Long Road Home- December 7 at 10/9c (National Geographic) The Walking Dead- December 10 at 9/8c (AMC) The information above is subject to change without notice. View the full article
  14. It’s been a few months since Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy has been available on the PS4 via download from PlayStation Store. We’ve had a great time re-living our fond memories of the game, which is why we are excited to announce that Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X Combat Racing will be available for download on the PlayStation Store on December 6! The games will be offered individually for $14.99 each, or can be purchased as a bundle for $39.99. On October 14, 2003, Naughty Dog released Jak II for the PlayStation 2 system, and something amazing happened for the Jak and Daxter franchise: Jak was able to speak for the first time, enabling players to hear and experience Jak’s own point of view using his voice, instead of relying solely on Daxter’s witty banter and exposition. This was the start of something special, and the franchise continued to reach new heights with the release of Jak 3 and Jak X, in part because of this one simple addition. By giving Jak a voice, it allowed Naughty Dog to explore new narrative techniques that allowed them to create a grittier world with a much more developed and evolved storyline. Jak and Daxter evolved from whimsical lighthearted platforming characters to a much darker vision of a future’s past world where Jak and Daxter find themselves pitted against multiple dark forces moving against them. The narrative tropes Naughty Dog explored in Jak and Daxter laid the foundation for the evolution of their highly innovative story telling. It put them on the path that led to the creation of future blockbuster franchises like Uncharted and The Last of Us— and to think it all started with giving Jak his own voice. In celebration of Naughty Dog’s rich heritage, it is with great pleasure that we present to you these Jak & Daxter classics on the PS4. Wait, there’s more! To help make experiencing these games even more nostalgic, please check out the Legacy Dashboard Theme ($2.99) created by our friends over at Truant Pixel. You can find this at PlayStation Store, also on December 6. Whenever we see this theme on our PS4 console, we can’t help but think about our fond gaming memories. We hope you feel the same way too. View the full article
  15. Take the fight against the demons of hell into your own hands with Doom VFR and the PlayStation VR Aim controller. From the devastating BFG to the reliable Super Shotgun, feel the full weight and awesome power of your destructive arsenal like never before, in the most immersive Doom experience yet. Futuristic weapons, hellish demons, nightmarish environments… Set shortly after the demonic invasion on the UAC Martian Research facility, you find yourself as the last human survivor – until you die. Under a top-secret UAC operational contingency protocol, your consciousness is transferred into an artificial brain matrix enabling you to transfer between various bodies and machinery in the UAC base. This gives you the ability to teleport as a style of movement and also interact with your environment to overcome the demon hordes. Doom VFR will launch you at breakneck speed into a virtual reality hell, as you battle to prevent a catastrophic failure within the UAC base. You are outnumbered, but never outgunned, with weapons such as the BFG, the Plasma Rifle, and the Heavy Assault Rifle at your disposal. You hold in your hands all the tools you’ll need for massacring demons; from Imps to Revenants and Cyberdemons, in the most visceral, gory, and devilishly satisfying ways possible. Movement is key Lightning-fast movement, instinctive evasiveness and the ability to think on the fly are crucial skills for survival, and these are just as important in Doom VFR. The ability to use the PS VR Aim controller allows for unprecedented demon-slaying accuracy. The L2 button at the front of the controller allows you to slow down time and teleport (great for lining up that perfect Gauss Cannon shot), while the directional pad is reserved for dash buttons, enabling you to dart forward, backwards, left and right. Stagger an enemy and dash forward to get up close and personal — then explode them into a gory mist of gibs. As you power your way through the UAC research facility, you’ll encounter various weapon mods. Tied to the square button on the PS VR aim controller, gamers will be able to unleash additional fire modes for their guns to ensure those demons are sent back to the depths of hell in the most explosive way possible. Additional ways to control While the PlayStation VR aim controller puts the weaponry of Doom VFR firmly in your hands, it isn’t the only way to play! The latest trailer below showcases the additional ways in which you can control Doom VFR. Not having a PS VR Aim controller doesn’t limit you at all in the demon slaying carnage, as you can control and shoot entirely with a Dualshock 4 wireless controller or two PlayStation Move motion controllers, while surrounding yourself in virtual hell. Doom VFR is out today for PlayStation VR. View the full article
  16. The time has come, friends! PlayStation Experience 2017 is just around the corner, and if you’ve been dreaming about seeing more Dreams, then Anaheim, California is the place to be! The Molecules are busily working away as we speak, preparing to pack up their suitcases full of Dreams (and maybe some clothes) and head on over to PSX to share it all with you. On Saturday, December 9, PSX officially opens to the ticket-holding public and we’ll be there hosting a community GAME JAM at our Dreams booth! That’s right, folks: come and get a firsthand look at how quick and easy it is to make games, music and more just using Dreams. But that’s not all! Then you can join our studio directors Siobhan Reddy, Mark Healey, and Alex Evans alongside a very special guest to take an in-depth look at the development of Dreams during their exclusive Saturday panel at 12:30pm. And if your Dreams bucket isn’t quite fit to burst yet: Saturday attendees will also get the chance to ‘Meet the Molecules’ during our Community meet-up which is happening at 7:00pm on Saturday evening at our booth. Along with getting the chance to hug John Beech, you’ll also take a deeper dive into Dreams thanks to a special community-led Q&A session where we’ll be asking the Molecules a whole bunch of community-submitted questions. And of course, no community event would be complete without some juicy swag to get your hands on, so come by and say “hi!”. Phew! That certainly is a jam-packed few days! It’s going to be a blast and we just can’t wait to see everyone and hang out! But don’t fret if you can’t make it to the show, because we’ll be tweeting and livestreaming as much as we can so be sure to follow us online as we share behind-the-scenes snaps and news from the show. Keep on dreaming everyone, and we’ll see you all very soon! View the full article
  17. Our team is gearing up for PlayStation Experience — and now you can do the same! The PlayStation Gear store will be back and larger than ever at PSX. We’ll be offering over 175 products at the event, including the debut of 40 limited-edition items. This includes new items from your favorite games, including limited-edition PlayStation T-shirts. With our biggest gear lineup ever, you are bound to find the perfect gift for yourself and everyone on your holiday gift list. Some great gifts include PDP’s Kratos with Shield Pixel Pal and Stubbin’s God Of War Plush Bundle, which are both limited-edition for PlayStation Experience 2017. Don’t forget to include two new additions to the PlayStation Gear line up: Funko’s Horizon Zero Dawn Vinyl POP Figures and PDP’s Ratchet Pixel Pal. This year, we are teaming up with more exciting streetwear partners like BAPE, Undefeated, and FairPlay. If that weren’t enough, we are coming in strong with even more of our always-popular lifestyle products. Check out our limited-edition blanket and messenger bag, a small sample of what’s to come! Here’s a sneak peek of some God of War goodies – New God of War T-Shirt Designs, Neca’s Foam Axe Replica, PDP’s Kratos Pixel Pal, and more! New merchandise available at PlayStation Experience 2017, or you can shop anytime on Gear.PlayStation.com. Don’t forget to get your PlayStation Experience tickets here so you can join in on the fun, December 9-10 in Anaheim, CA. Products here and items available at the PlayStation Experience Gear Store are subject to change. While supplies last. View the full article
  18. It’s the first day of summer 1986. Your little brother calls you over the walkie-talkie: “You’re not going to believe this, dude! Hurry! Get the gang together in the treehouse. I have something incredible to show you! I think it’s actually starting to… rot. It smells awful, man!” That’s how Crossing Souls begins, a game where you join Chris, Kevin, Big Joe, Charlie and Matt in the biggest adventure of their lives. An Ode to the 80s Crossing Souls is an epic adventure that will take the player to a lovingly familiar place – their childhood. A time when everything was possible and we could live an adventure without ever leaving the house. When the day might hold new and unexpected friends, a spaceship built from couch cushions, or homemade time machine to fight crazy villains that were threatening the whole world itself. With Crossing Souls, we’re aiming to nurture the imagination and reexperience an important part of our team’s childhood from the 1980s through video games, comics, cartoons and film. We will never forget those special moments from The Goonies, E.T., Stand by Me, Explorers, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Karate Kid, Poltergeist, and more that shaped our view of the world and what was possible. All of these provided inspiration for the story we wanted to tell and enabled us to pay our tribute to all of these influences while adding our own twist. A story that will reach the heart of those of you who grew up in the 80’s and the chance to experience the magic firsthand for those that did not. Love is in the Details It is not only how Crossing Souls looks that is important, packed full of homages and references, but also the loving nods in gameplay to our favorites like Streets of Rage or Aladdin that we hope players will recognize and smile at along the way. The team at Fourattic also made a great effort to tell our story through cutscenes created in that distinct style of classics like Thundercats and He-Man with unmistakably 80s frame rate and image quality. It’s been painstaking work, but the result was totally worth it and we think players will love how it helps to tie the game’s tone and mood together. Starting From Scratch Fourattic is a really small team, with only five people at the studio. We have grown and learned as we developed our game, putting our hearts and souls into creating a universe that pays homage to our childhood. It is our “first child” born over three years ago and now, finally will arrive on February 13, 2018. We hope with all our hearts that you enjoy as much as we did making it! We wouldn’t have made it to here if it weren’t for all of you. We want to thank all of you for all the support by the fans and the PlayStation community, we really can’t wait to see you all at PlayStation Experience soon! View the full article
  19. SUNSOFT is making a MOBA for PlayStation VR. It’s called Dark Eclipse, and it will be launching in America in Spring 2018. If you’re going to PlayStation Experience, you’ll be able to play the first demo for the game at the event. Multiplayer Online Battle Arena — or MOBA — games have come a long way, and SUNSOFT wants to bring MOBA into the era of virtual reality. We play lots of MOBA games. The thrill of getting a triple-kill, diving under the tower to chase a kill, ganking an unsuspecting opponent, getting that power buff, pushing towers towards the enemy base, receiving cheers from spectators… we want to bring all of this to VR. This is a game where you need to react to other players — there is no surefire winning strategy, so you need to adapt to each situation. The pace of the game allows you to think strategically in terms of when to attack or defense. Know your enemy, and know yourself. Play wisely. When we were thinking of player interaction in VR, the first thing we tried was point-and-click and point-and-teleport interactions. While that did work, we were left thinking “What if the interaction was more like real life, where you can just grab things with your hands?” Unlike VR shooting games, in Dark Eclipse you don’t extend your arms to aim. The game is paced so that you can move more casually. We also designed the game with a rest period between matches, so you can rest your body if needed. Dark Eclipse is designed to be a competitive game. Like all great MOBAs before it, we are looking forward to seeing skilled players battle opponents who match their skill level, eventually filtering out the top players so we can all watch their godlike gameplay. For that, we will have rank mode in Season 1. If you are just looking to have some fun, you should know that at first nobody will know the game enough to compete in rank mode, so the launch period will be like “season zero.” So relax, have fun, and enjoy the casual mode at launch. There are tutorials and a practice mode in Dark Eclipse. We will have a mode for player vs A.I. bots, so you can practice until you are comfortable to play with other live users. There will be rewards as you gain more experience. Rewards you earn will carry forward regardless of solo, casual mode or rank mode. While traditional MOBA usually requires rapid control of the keyboard and mouse (or touchscreen), in VR, players have motion controllers which allow analog movement input. In Dark Eclipse, you can play with one or two PlayStation Move controllers, or with a DualShock 4, or a combination of both. We have a range of over twenty characters planned for the game at launch, split between human-like characters called Heroes and monster-like characters called Dominators. When we started playtesting Dark Eclipse in VR, we experimented with having one player controlling up to five characters. We eventually settled down to three controllable characters (leaders) per player because it felt good. The three controllable characters made leader composition an essential consideration, even you’re playing solo. Because of the large combination of characters to choose from, we are aiming for Dark Eclipse to provide around a thousand hours of gameplay, with matches lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes each. Looking at the hours we’ve put into playtesting this game, this won’t be a difficult task. And it’s going to be fun. What Lies Ahead At launch we will focus on 1v1 gameplay, so winning or losing is entirely up to you. This will be the main focus until the competitive season starts. Later, we will move on to 2v2, and the dynamic of the game will start to require teamwork. Eventually, we want to reach 3v3 matches. We don’t want to jump into a situation where there are not enough players in-game at any given time, and we don’t want to have people waiting for a long time for a match. In short, first claim victory with your own wit, then look forward to team gameplay in a major release after launch. We understand the excitement of a team-based dynamic — looking at MOBAs on mobile phones, it’s easy to get games with five players on each team. But is that the answer for VR MOBA? We are taking steps to find out. The multiplayer online battle experience we want doesn’t necessarily mean 5v5, especially when one player controls three characters. We will keep iterating and evolve the game. Finally, it wouldn’t be eSports if there are no spectators. For that, we have been prototyping a spectator mode, which will be released in an update after launch. View the full article
  20. Hey PlayStation Plus members – we have an action-packed game selection for the PS Plus free games lineup in December. Let’s take a look. Become Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, in Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition. The Deathinitive Edition includes all DLC, alongside updated graphics rendering and reworked game balancing. It is instantly playable and sure to make this a Deathcember to remember. In Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, face off alongside or against Po and other Kung Fu Panda characters in up-to four person battles in the iconic Kung Fu Panda universe. This is the perfect game to bring families together for some friendly rivalry during the holidays. This month’s PlayStation Plus lineup also includes: Syberia Collection PS3 Xblaze Lost: Memories, PS3 Forma.8, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4) Wanted Corp, PS Vita As a reminder, we are giving PlayStation Plus members a bonus PlayStation VR game – Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. It’s available now through January 2 for PlayStation Plus members in U.S., Canada, and Latin America. This survival horror arcade shooter will be sure to give you a scare as you blast your way through hordes of enemies. Download it now (if you haven’t already) and buckle up for the most disturbing roller coaster ride you’ll ever take. Monster Hunter: World is rapidly approaching its release, but you can get a taste of the hunt from December 9 to December 12 exclusively as a PlayStation Plus member. In this beta, you’ll be tasked with hunting a Great Jagras and an Anjanath in the Ancient Forest, as well as a Barroth in the Wildspire Waste. While these are your main quest targets, be on the lookout for other deadly monsters roaming each ecosystem. Lastly, for a limited time, PlayStation Plus members can grab the Smite PlayStation Plus Pack for free! The bundle includes 31 Skins, 20 Gods and Voice Packs, plus the Khepri Announcer Pack. The bundle is available from December 12 to January 9. And that’s it for the year. See you in 2018! View the full article
  21. Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here We’re finally back! On today’s show, Ryan and Justin return to the studio after a busy month leading into Paris Games Week. With the hustle and bustle behind them, Justin shares his final thoughts on the showcase, from the delightful surprise of Spelunky 2 to the gorgeous new story told in Concrete Genie. Then Ryan takes the stage to rave about Hand of Fate 2, a splendid, card-based RPG with superb narration. Enjoy the show! Stuff We Talked About Post-PGW recap Star Wars Battlefront II Hand of Fate 2 Concrete Genie Ghost of Tsushima Spelunky 2 Guacamelee 2 Recent Episodes Post-PGW Special 266: On the Outside, Looking In 265: Spoiler Room The Cast Justin Massongill – Social Media Manager, SIEA Ryan Clements – Sr. Social Media Specialist, SIEA Send us questions and tips! blogcast@sony.com Leave us a voicemail! (650) 288-6706 Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.] View the full article
  22. The Empire’s time has come. Star Wars Battlefront II launches November 17 on PS4, with early access beginning November 14. The spectacular next chapter in the storied franchise, Star Wars Battlefront II features an explosive single-player campaign following the exploits of Commander Iden Versio, leader of Inferno Squad. Guide Iden in the immediate aftermath of the second Death Star’s destruction, and witness the war through the eyes of an imperial soldier. For those interested in a little competition, Star Wars Battlefront II continues the multiplayer tradition with a refined suite of modes that takes players from the ferocity of ground combat into the flurry of the battlefront in space. For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop! New Releases: Week of November 14, 2017 Ashes Cricket PS4 — Digital (Out 11/16) Ashes Cricket is the officially licensed videogame of cricket’s greatest rivalry. Bringing all the fast-paced action, big hits, and skill that you see in the greatest cricket competition on Earth. ATV Drift & Tricks PS4 — Digital Tired of two-wheeled vehicles? ATV Drift & Tricks is the ATV game for you! A quads-only racing game with both solo and multiplayer play. Ben 10 PS4 — Digital, Retail As Ben Tennyson, it’s up to you to save the world. Take on some of Ben’s most infamous enemies, including Zombozo, Queen Bee, and the Weatherheads. Cat Quest PS4 — Digital Cat Quest is an open world RPG set in the pawsome world of cats! In search of your catnapped sister, you pounce into the massive continent of Felingard — a world crafted in the style of overworld maps of yore and purring with cat-tastic characters, stories, and puns! De Blob PS4 — Digital (Out 11/16) de Blob is a 3D platformer where players maneuver their hero, de Blob. Equal parts amorphous blob of paint, struggling artist, revolutionary and juvenile delinquent. Demon Gaze II PS4, PS Vita — Digital, Retail Magnastar has spellbound the people of Asteria into obeying him. It is up to you, the Demon Gazer, to wield the power of demons, liberate Asteria’s citizens, and shine the light of revolution! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR PS VR — Digital, Retail (Out 11/17) A true, full-length open-world game for VR has arrived from award-winning developers, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim VR reimagines the complete epic fantasy masterpiece with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth, and immersion. Far From Noise PS4 — Digital You are balanced on the edge of a cliff in an old rusting car. The sun is setting behind the horizon and night will soon fall. With no immediate means of escape, perhaps all that’s left is to attempt to feel some connection with the world at the end of it all. Knights of Valour PS4 — Digital (Out 11/16) Arcade never dies! Experience the side-scrolling, beat ’em up arcade masterpiece! L.A. Noire PS4 — Digital A dark and violent crime thriller set against the backdrop of 1940’s Los Angeles. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 PS4 — Digital, Retail Join your favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities as they go head-to-head with the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror in an all-new, original adventure. Outcast: Second Contact PS4 — Digital, Retail Outcast: Second Contact is the complete Remake of the cult title Outcast, the first 3D open-world game in video game history and pioneer in the modern action-adventure genre. Road Rage PS4 — Digital, Retail Road Rage is an over-the-top, knock-down-drag-out motorcycle combat game that tests your skill on a range of badass bikes. Race, fight, and hustle your way through the ranks of an insane outlaw motorcycle gang. School Girl/Zombie Hunter PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 11/17) Set in the Onechanbara universe and taking place at the prestigious Kirisaku High School (known for its balanced curriculum of sports and academics), this is a story of survival: five students cut off from the outside world and surrounded by a seemingly endless flood of zombie hordes. The Sims 4 PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 11/17) Enjoy the power to create and control people in a virtual world where there are no rules. Be powerful and free, have fun, and play with life! Star Wars Battlefront II PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 11/17) Embark on an endless Star Wars action experience from the bestselling franchise. Rush through waves of enemies on Starkiller Base. Line up your X-wing squadron from an attack on a mammoth First Order Star Destroyer in space. Or rise as a new hero — Iden, an elite Imperial special forces soldier — and discover an emotional and gripping single-player story spanning thirty years. Tokyo Tattoo Girls PS Vita — Digital, Retail It’s time to show off that ink! Enter the world of Tokyo Tattoo Girls, where you will select a companion girl and battle the Syndicate by conquering the 23 Wards of Tokyo! Power up your companion with gorgeous Japanese tattoos and unleash her true power! VA-11 HALL-A PS Vita — Digital VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is a booze em’ up about waifus, technology, and post-dystopia life. Danny Elfman – Justice League Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Joseph Trapanese – Need for Speed™ Payback Bullet for My Valentine – Live From Brixton: Chapter Two, Night One Logan Lucky Il Behaviour- November 13 at 10:30/9:30c (Showtime) Damnation- November 14 at 10/9c (USA) Search Party- November 19 at 10/9c (TBS) The information above is subject to change without notice. View the full article
  23. Shooty Fruity is coming to PlayStation VR this Christmas. Haven’t heard anything about the game yet? Well, it’s a multi-tasking VR shooter that is only possible if you have two PS Move controllers. As the latest employee of Super Mega Mart you must do your job by scanning, serving and packing to earn tons of deadly weaponry that will protect you and the store from genetically modified fruit hell-bent on attacking you! It’s been going down a storm at events over the last few months and was voted the 5th top Rezzed game at EGX in September, and we can’t wait to get it into everyone’s hands later this year! We have 7 things we’d love to share with you about the game ahead of the launch! 1. You’re a Multi-Tasking Store Clerk… …And multi-taskers don’t just do one job — they do several! We already revealed the checkout job earlier in the year (have a look here if you want to see more) and now we’re delighted to show the canteen job for the first time. Become a key component in the pre-processed food packing industry and ensure everyone can have a high calorie, low nutrition meal ready to heat at home. Placing freeze dried food sachets onto the right tray compartment may seem simple, until you have an angry pomegranate firing its pips in your face and you realise that store management are refusing to slow down the line!   Any more jobs than these two? Absolutely, but you’ll need to wait until launch to see… 2. There’s an Entire ‘Career’ There’s stacks of different shifts to undertake across the game, each offering three unique challenges. Adjust your playing style and approach to each job shift to complete challenges that unlock new jobs, shifts, weaponry and high-tech powerups and may turn the tide in the ages old battle of man versus fruit. What’s more, killing overly aggressive fruit rewards you with ‘Juice’. Not just useful for tracking your high scores, Juice can be used for expanding your arsenal. Speaking of which… 3. Weapons can be bought from a Vending Machine Fancy a new more powerful weapon? Visit the ‘Vendomatic’ in the employee staff room to see what management are offering today. If you have the Juice, just tap in the number and voila, there’s your new Feckler 500 Flak Cannon!   Weapons come across multiple classes, from revolvers and SMGs to shotguns and high-explosives, and they all level up in very unlikely ways. That Flak Cannon we mentioned? That’s the level 2 shotgun. Just wait until you see level 3! 4. Loadouts can be fully customised and tested! Different weapons aren’t just there to make you feel like a juicier John McClane. Ahead of a shift you can freely customise your loadout to strategically balance the strengths and scarcity of each weapons, with weaknesses of fruit you may encounter. Fighting a ton of armoured watermelons then you’ll probably want the armour piercing Desert Fox revolver, whereas a small army of limes really need the awesome fire rate that only a Katastrakov assault rifle can offer. Simple! What’s more you can test your weapons on the firing range before hitting the job. The fruit is much cuter when it’s made of metal and not trying to kill you! 5. Become an Ingenious Demolitions Expert. Motion control allows you to interact with things in the game in playful ways like you could in real life and this is really evident with the explosives. Take the humble Fruitmentation grenade. Feel free to pull the pin out and throw it as normal, but why not throw two at once by pulling the pins with your mouth? Or throw a few into a nice pile and detonate them with a well-placed pistol shot? Or ‘serve’ them with your hand like a tennis ball? Totally up to you!   There’s also the C4 Slingshot. Strategically place your explosives and then kaboom – you have yourself a smoothie.   Is there more explodey things? Well, you’ll need to wait and see won’t you? 6. Chill out in the Staff Room The staff room is your central hub between shifts. See how you rate at the leaderboard arcade machine, purchase new weapons from the Vendomatic, before selecting your shift and customising your loadout at the locker. Want to have a bit of a break instead? Well just kick back and have a coffee! 7. The Night Shift is only For the Brave Think oranges, melons and ninja limes are totally not scary? You’ve never been on the night shift checkout… Want More? Well, we’ll give you more… soon! We’ll be revealing more of the game ahead of its launch on December 19. Also, if you get the game at launch or over the holiday period you get free in-game content. plus some themes and avatars too. Call it an extra Christmas present from Super Mega Mart to you! View the full article
  24. To get in the holiday spirit, we’ve got some amazing Black Friday deals to share with you. We’re celebrating Black Friday early and for an entire week this year in the U.S., starting on November 19 through Cyber Monday on November 27, at participating retailers while supplies last. First up, all PlayStation VR bundles will be available at a great deal at participating retailers. This includes the recently announced PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle at $299.99 USD (MSRP) and PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle at $349.99 USD (MSRP). There has never been a better time to jump into the driver’s seat in GT Sport for a heightened VR experience, or transport yourself into the virtual open game world of The Elder Scrolls filled with dragon-fighting action. For PlayStation 4, the standard slim 1TB system in Jet Black will be available at $199.99 USD. This is the perfect time to pick up a PS4 as a gift for the special gamer in your life, or as a treat for yourself. You can also stock up on additional DualShock 4 wireless controllers while you’re at it. All DS4 controllers, including the recently released translucent colors, will start at $39.99 USD (MSRP) at participating retailers. If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll get exclusive early access to some of the biggest deals in the PlayStation Store Black Friday Sale starting on November 17. PS Plus members will find deals of up to 40% off on the hottest blockbuster titles. Even if you’re not a PS Plus member, you still can take advantage of the Black Friday deals at PS Store starting November 21 through 8am PT November 28. We’ll have more details on PS Store Black Friday offers in the coming days, so stay tuned. Thanks to all of our fans for continuing to make PS4 the top selling game console and PlayStation the best place to play. We’re looking forward to another amazing holiday season and hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! View the full article
  25. Amazing visuals and an intriguing concept – if you were watching the PlayStation Media Showcase during Paris Games Week, you can’t have failed to notice Concrete Genie, Pixelopus’ unique third person 3D action adventure, which stole everybody’s heart. It’s only the studio’s second title (after Entwined) but it’s already cementing itself as one of 2018’s bright spots on PlayStation 4. As lonely protagonist Ash, you’re tasked with bringing a polluted town back to life with magic paint, by using the Dualshock 4’s motion controls to freely draw friendly and helpful creatures on its crumbling walls. There’s a lot to feel good about in the game, so here’s six reasons why Concrete Genie should put a smile on anyone’s face. Listen to the score of Concrete Genie’s announce trailer, debuted at Paris Games Week 2017. Written by Pixelopus’ composer and audio director, Sam Marshall. 1. It’s about the power of creativity Development for Concrete Genie started in 2015, born from the desire to tell a tale which showed how empowering the feeling of creation can be. “We had a lot of combined experiences in the team to help inspire the game,” says creative director Dominic Robilliard. “One of our designers comes from a fishing town in China where the children painted lots of bright drawings on the walls to make the town more beautiful and lively. “I also took inspiration from the long history of my hometown Bristol’s urban illustration and street art, which is where artists like Banksy and Inkie are from. We wanted to celebrate that expression of joy and freedom via Ash bringing his paintings to life.” 2. There’s a positive, universal message The sensitive subject of bullying isn’t an easy one to tackle, but Pixelopus’ game is handling it with a thoughtful tone where the darkness of Ash’s struggles are balanced against the vibrancy brought about by his creativity. “During the early stages of conception, our VFX artist created a picture of a boy painting characters on a wall to stand up to bullies,” explains Dominic. “That sparked a lot of conversation, and we all started sharing individual stories of bullying. “Between that and our experimentation with painting, we thought we could make a really interesting exploration of that theme. There’s darkness there, but there’s also optimism in Ash’s journey against the bullies, which the player takes a meaningful part in.” Not only that, but Concrete Genie also delivers an ecological theme as Ash’s beautiful living artwork cleans up his desolate and polluted town. As you advance through the game you can return to previously completed areas and use different paint styles and brushes to improve the environment. 3. You don’t need to be an artist If your artistic talent only stretches to stick figures, don’t worry. Pixelopus’ design philosophy is very clear: with the Dualshock 4’s motion controls, everyone can create something amazing. “We’ve carefully selected all the artistic elements so you don’t have to think about layers or anything too complicated when creating pretty landscapes,” says Dominic. “There’s no penalty or requirement to paint in any particular way. It just works for someone like me, who can’t draw. But if you are artistic, you can still orchestrate that image the way you want.” “And there’s no pressure to make a perfect illustration,” adds Art Director Jeff Sangalli. “The game doesn’t judge you, and you can be abstract if you want. So if you want flowers hanging upside down, coming from the sky, or create a creature with 50 tails and horns growing from those tails, that’s fine!” 4. Your artwork really is living… and reacting Ash’s paintings don’t just look pretty – they have physics and, in the case of the creatures, artificial intelligence. So your painted lily pads will spread out and bloom over time, while a sun or moon will illuminate the rest of the elements in your illustration. You can even add weather effects, like rain and thunderstorms. And the creatures you create sport a variety of personalities and attributes based on how you draw them, although most will happily interact with each other and your landscapes, peeking around the trees you paint, going for a swim, picking leaves off the ground, using flowers as an umbrella… and that’s just for starters. “The creatures get sad when you leave, and are happy when you come back,” says Jeff. “And when I’m painting an environment, they’ll follow and watch what you’re doing. You can call out to them as well and sometimes they’ll come over, if they feel like it!” “Sometimes you’re never sure how a creature will react,” laughs Dominic. “When I was creating the PGW trailer, I would start painting to capture a scene and another creature would suddenly come into shot and photobomb it! It’s fun to see these unexpected things happen and when you have a base set of systemic interactions, you get these wonderful emergent reactions.” 5. Sharing is caring Given all the unique possibilities of your creation, it’s only fitting that Pixelopus wants you to spread the joy. “Because you can paint freely anywhere in the game world, everyone’s towns will look different,” says Dominic. “So we really hope players will use the social features of PS4 and share their versions of the town. We’re looking into other ways that may help you share your creations, too…” 6. The team is already buzzing off your buzz After the great initial reaction to Concrete Genie, Pixelopus is even more energised to get the game in your hands. “The PlayStation Showcase was a really emotional ride,” says Dominic. “We videoed the whole experience and wrote a long email to the team back home. It’s been a great burst of enthusiasm and inspiration to get this out there, especially with the response being so great. “The team’s mission is still the same – we want to give newcomers to the industry the perfect start to making games, and that’s something that we still hold on to very dearly. “There are less than 20 of us in the core team and we all wear our hearts on our sleeves when it comes to the game – the optimism and the style of tone that Concrete Genie offers is something precious to us.” View the full article