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  2. Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here We’re back! We’re recording the show remotely this week, so please excuse any audio quality issues. This week, Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann gives an update on The Last of Us Part II. Then, we discuss the demon-destroyin’ tour de force that is Doom Eternal, catch up on Persona 5 Royal, and do a quick news roundup. Hope you can listen in! Stuff We Talked About Doom Eternal The Last of Us Part II Interview with Neil Druckmann Persona 5 Royal The Cast Sid Shuman – Senior Director of Content Communications, SIE Justin Massongill – Content Communications Manager, SIE Kristen Zitani – Content Communications Specialist, SIE 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
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  4. I mean, I feel like I don’t even need to write an intro for this one. Final Fantasy VII Remake launches Friday. Enjoy The Drop. AFL Evolution 2 PS4 — Digital (Out Apr. 9) The Evolution Continues. A true reflection of the modern AFL game. Pursue your goals with greater depth, improved draft, free agency and state leagues. Includes Guernsey Creator, Player and Team Management. Create/ share online on FanHub. Play head to head and top the leaderboard, or team up with up to eight mates online. Below PS4 — Digital Explore, Survive, and Discover what lies Below in this brooding, atmospheric dungeon-crawler. Below presents a vast underworld of ever-shifting labyrinths where deadly monstrosities, cunning traps, and a shadowy presence lurk in every passage. What lies below? Only the brave will find out. Biped PS4 — Digital (Out Apr. 8) Biped is a physics-based 3D co-op action-adventure game with a strong focus on moment-to-moment collaboration between two players. Two little bipedal robots, Aku and Sila, will walk side by side and embark on a fun and bonding journey to accomplish their mission on planet Earth. Braveland Trilogy PS4 — Digital (Out Apr. 10) The story takes place in a hand-drawn world and covers many interesting places and characters. Various warriors will join your army – archers, scouts, healers, footmen, arbalesters and more. Construction Simulator 3 – Console Edition PS4 — Digital Construction Simulator 3 returns to Europe! Discover an idyllic European town with officially licensed vehicles by famous brands. Take on diverse and challenging contracts. Shape the skyline of your city and expand your vehicle fleet. Convoy: A Tactical Roguelike PS4 — Digital (Out Apr. 8) Convoy is a tactical roguelike in which you cross a wasteland in search of parts for your broken ship. You travel with your combat vehicles and convoy across a wasteland to find parts needed to repair your broken spaceship. Keep your convoy and its cargo safe from raiders, privateers and other enemies during your journey. Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories PS4 — Digital A calm summer day turns into catastrophe when a massive earthquake strikes the city, throwing buildings and lives into chaos. In order to survive, you must navigate familiar locations under unfamiliar circumstances. The fellow survivors you meet and crucial decisions you make will ultimately determine how your journey through this crisis will end. Final Fantasy VII Remake PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out Apr. 10) A spectacular reimagining of one of the most visionary games ever, Final Fantasy VII Remake rebuilds and expands the legendary RPG for today. The first entry in a multi-part saga, delivering a level of depth inconceivable for the original. Mind-blowing story, unforgettable characters, epic battles and technical excellence collide. Form PS4 — Digital Enter a surreal adventure where puzzles are built from dreams and memories. Solve the mystery behind an ancient artifact. Advance through a world that transforms around you. Transcend this existence. Charm Games brings you Form, a surreal adventure that unfolds within the confines of the human mind. Galaxy of Pen & Paper +1 Edition PS4 — Digital Galaxy of Pen & Paper is a turn-based meta RPG about a group of players rolling dice in the year 1999! Create your own game master and RPG party, as they roleplay, explore distant planets in their imagination, fight weird aliens and save the galaxy in the era of dial-up internet and floppy disks! Null Drifter PS4 — Digital Blast into a 1-bit lo-fi simulation that will gradually train your skills up to become the ultimate space-fighter pilot! Secretly part of the Project Starship world, this twin-stick shooter is designed to prepare pilots for their mission against the awakened forces of the void. A Room Where Art Conceals PS VR — Digital (Out Apr. 8) In the distant future, many masterpieces of art have disappeared in the turmoil, and people have lost their emotions in the indifference of survival. Well you accidentally opened the door to a mysterious old space and woke up the robot guarding the paintings in some way, who will guide you to find those lost paintings by entering the world within those famous paintings and experience the emotions of such fascinating paintings Rush Rover PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross-Buy) Rush Rover is a 2D top-down shooter game with game play mechanics similar to traditional shmups. It includes random map generation, unique weapons, lots of different enemies, exciting boss battles and a dynamic chip tune soundtrack. Sharknado VR: Eye of the Storm PS VR — Digital (Out Apr. 8) Fight your way through swarms of hungry flying sharks in Sharknado VR! Slice them with the Chainsaw, shred them with machine guns or explode them with the RPG! Can you survive the Sharknado? Troubleshooter PS4 — Digital (Out Apr. 9) Why did dinosaurs go extinct? Bad weather? Meteors? Or because of a maniac with rainbow hair? Who knows! Troubleshooter is a top-down arcade shooter. Fight through endless waves of unsuspecting dinosaurs and prove you are the best! Grab a friend and rampage together. Use meteors showers and upgrades to your advantage. Dolittle Gretel & Hansel Ip Man 4: The Finale The information above is subject to change without notice. View the full article
  5. Last week, we asked you to share a laugh from a game of your choice using #PS4share and #PSBlog. From hearty chuckles to sinister cackles, here are this week’s highlights: Kratos and Atreus can crack a smile thanks to God of War’s photo mode, as shared by leonardo_.montemayor. 84_bulldawg snaps a funny photo in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Joker sure thinks this moment from Batman: Arkham Knight is funny, as shared by baby_nass_ . fabianhazuki shares a Goofy selfie from Kingdom Hearts 3. Harley Quinn gets the last laugh in this share from Injustice 2, shared by alittleblonde.fox. vikingdad278 shared a hearty laugh from Red Dead Redemption 2. Search #PS4share and #PSBlog on Twitter or Instagram to see more entries to this week’s theme. Want to be featured in the next Share of the Week? Theme: Death Stranding – Photo Mode Share by: 9am Pacific on Wednesday, April 8 Next week, strap in with your BB and head back to the world of Death Stranding. Share photos using the new photo mode with #PS4share and #PSBlog for a chance to be featured. View the full article
  6. Resident Evil 3 hits PS4 today, and it’s bringing a few friends with it — both the hulking Nemesis that will be chasing Jill through the city streets as well as the 4v1 survival horror game, Resident Evil Resistance. In this new experience, four Survivors must outwit a sinister Mastermind determined to prevent their escape throughout a series of gruesome experiments. Resident Evil Resistance is included alongside Resident Evil 3, so you’ll have two horror experiences to dive into. You may have already caught up on Tim’s blog with some excellent Resident Evil Resistance tips for Survivors and Masterminds alike, so today we’ve put together a little guide on how to make the most of your time in Resident Evil 3’s Raccoon City. Bright Lights, Big City Jill will be spending some time on the streets of the city she once called home, and fortunately for you, a map of Raccoon City is readily available to navigate your way around. Make good use of it, as your map can tell you if you’ve missed items in an area, and even keep track of locked doors. Sharp-eyed fans of the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis might recognize familiar stores like Eagle’s Pet Shop, while new locations, such as Moon’s Donuts, are a great place to stop and take a moment to rest. Keep your eyes and ears open, too. Rattling doors or distant groans mean that there are likely enemies approaching — though zombies may soon be the least of your worries as you venture through the streets and buildings of Raccoon City. Mix It Up Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: One green herb mixed with one red herb is a recipe for full health. Resident Evil 3 continues this long tradition, making for an easy way to restore your health in a pinch. Red herbs are less common, but they don’t have any useful properties on their own. Make sure you have some spare green herbs to mix with them to create powerful healing items! Speaking of mixing, ammo mixing from the original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (and re-introduced in last year’s Resident Evil 2) makes a return. There are different kinds of gunpowder, and different mixes yield different types of ammunition. Craft the type of ammo that fits your playstyle, and what you’ll need for the trials ahead – but make sure to plan ahead! A single bottle of gunpowder doesn’t do anything on its own. Tall, Dark, and Deadly If you’ve already played the Resident Evil 3 Raccoon City Demo — and if you haven’t, go download it after reading this! — you already know that Nemesis is a towering force to be reckoned with. It won’t go down without a fight, but you can knock Nemesis down… for a short while. What you do after that is your call, but sticking around won’t do you much good. If you want to stand your ground, bring your strongest weaponry, and make sure to practice your perfect dodges (R1 when an attack is about to hit) to maneuver out of the way and mount a counterattack by holding L2 to aim and slow things down for a moment right after a perfect dodge. Dear Diary… This is an easy one — remember to save your game at typewriters regularly, especially if you just did something cool, saved a bunch of ammo, or made a flawless escape from a hungry horde. You never know what’s lurking around the next corner, so locking in your progress is always a good idea. Saving is free, so safe often! Before wrapping things up, how about a couple of extra tips for Resident Evil Resistance? You’ll want to make the most of your first few matches, so here’s a couple of recommendations for new Survivors and Masterminds: Did You Hear That? Tim mentioned this already in his article the other day, but voice communication can make a huge difference for the Survivors. No matter if you squad up with a trusty group of allies, or make some new friends as you play, being respectful and supportive of your allies while talking through matches will help you make it to the end. There’s a flip side to voice chat, though; crafty Masterminds can choose to use their own mic to taunt the Survivors and listen in on their conversations, adding a psychological layer to the proceedings. A keen Mastermind can listen in, and play mind games by selectively responding to their test subjects. Sometimes silence is the most terrifying sound of all. Know Your Limits Both Survivors and Masterminds have a suite of abilities at their disposal, so don’t be afraid to take the time to learn the ins and outs of each as you play a few matches. For Survivors, that means figuring out the best time to use your powerful Fever Skills. Tyrone’s Rally can lessen damage when a Tyrant shows up, for example, while Becca’s Bullet Storm is great for clearing out rooms of enemies with the right weapon in hand. Masterminds, on the other hand, should keep track of how much energy they have and how many creatures they’ve placed. It might be tempting to fill a room full of enemies, but a well-placed grenade can ruin all of that effort in a flash (and a bang). Keep some energy on hand, and plan ahead — try to wear down the Survivors and run down the clock instead of going for an all-out attack. That’s all we’ve got, now go brave the streets of Raccoon City in Resident Evil 3, available now. And don’t forget — Resident Evil 3 includes the 4v1 survival horror game Resident Evil Resistance, so get a few friends together online and try to escape as Survivors, or take on the role of a Mastermind to crush their attempts. I’ll be seeing you from behind the Mastermind’s cameras! View the full article
  7. Modern Warfare Warzone: Noobs R Us - HTG
  8. Here at Troglobytes, we were all born in the 1980s, surrounded by pop culture that was characterized by cheesy action movies and classic video games. You can tell that by having a look at our small studio — the walls are plastered with action movie posters and we also collect vintage consoles and games from that era. We have an arcade cabinet in the office with Avenging Spirit running on it. One day, as we were taking a break from developing and getting our fix of retro gaming, we were suddenly struck by its concept: you played as a ghost that could possess various characters. We then asked ourselves: why don’t we make a game that features all of the best things we loved from the 1980s: wrestlers, aliens, renegades, green berets, etc., combined with the possession mechanics? With so many great options to choose from, we were not able to decide who the protagonist of this game could be, and that’s how HyperParasite came to be: a game in which you can control them all! With HyperParasite, we wanted to take players on a journey to the dark side of the 1980s: forget about heroes; in our game, you will be playing the bad guy, and the good guys are the enemies. Have you ever dreamt of fighting against your favourite 1980s characters? Then HyperParasite is the game for you. You are able to snatch and control any character on the screen, exploiting its own unique abilities, weapons and special attacks in a neon and mullet-based mega-brawl. In order to immerse you in this atmosphere, we needed a few things: retro graphics and SynthWave music, combined with relentless action, permadeath (typical of rogue-like/rogue-lite games) and deranged bosses. The game that you can now play on Playstation 4 is the result of three years of hard work; we put everything we had into it, and we made it as a heartfelt love letter to the 80s. Seasoned players will also feel more than one similarity with old classics, and we’re pretty sure you’ll recognize every single cameo, and reference, we put into the game. View the full article
  9. You know that big, snappy **cr-unch** when biting deep into a perfect, crisp apple? Take that moment of sensory satisfaction and extend it for hours, swap in demons for fruit, and you’ll know what it’s like to play Doom Eternal. Thy Flesh Consumed Id Software has created a shooter that will shake you to your bones. This sequel to 2016’s Doom reboot is an ode to the blistering, balls-to-the-wall gaming sensibilities of the 90s. Here, the story takes a backseat to relentless white-knuckle action, capably propelled by Mick Gordon’s muscular metal score. The game is fast paced and often difficult, but it rewards an aggressive playstyle — diving headfirst into combat is usually the best way to cheat death for another few milliseconds. Once this ruthless rubric clicks, Doom Eternal becomes one of the most enjoyable action games released this generation. Bullet Hell In addition to its Doom heritage, Doom Eternal borrows liberally from the Quake III: Arena catalog of play. Many of the ferocious campaign encounters play like old-school multiplayer matches, as you launch off bounce pads and strafe through gothic passageways while inflicting as much damage as (in)humanly possible against hordes of gibbering ghouls. And that arsenal! My favorite is the Plasma Rifle, a blistering death machine that I upgraded with a secondary attack to vent superheated gas at nearby enemies, shotgun-style. Later, I unlocked a Weapon Mastery that buffed my primary attack for a few seconds after. Fire, vent gas, fire again with enhanced damage — it’s a virtuous circle with a deliciously visceral edge, and a perfect example of Eternal’s constant chaotic creativity. Of course, old favorites like the Rocket Launcher, Super Shotgun, and Chaingun are well represented here. Most weapons are replete with a focused skill tree that veers into different playstyles depending on your upgrade choices. This design adds depth and an experimental quality to the combat. The game encourages you to play again and again to try all the offensive options – and you will. I’m also pleased to report that the iconic BFG 9000 has never been better. Buckle up! Master Level Be warned: Doom Eternal is challenging, even on the stock “Hurt Me Plenty” setting. But here’s a game worthy of the struggle — once you master the drum-tight combat loops, you’ll breeze past tough early encounters and leap into the gnashing teeth of late-game battles, pecs flexed and howling havoc. It’s a hoot! Helpfully, Doom Eternal lets you swap difficulty levels on the fly. And, between friends, there is no shame in dropping the difficulty a notch or two in order to sneak past a particularly tough battle, especially the game’s unforgiving boss encounters (btw, if you’re given a chance to use the Sentinel Armor, take it). Doom Eternal is a masterpiece of mechanical mayhem, and an exquisite follow-up to 2016’s Doom. Id Software has done it again — see you on the shores of Hell. View the full article
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  11. After years of quietly toiling away, 5 Lives Studios is excited to emerge from the shadows and reveal our latest creation. Once we had completed the rain-slicked neon streets of our debut title Satellite Reign, we turned our attention to the beauty of nature and set sail on our next adventure: Windbound. Windbound takes place on a long-forgotten archipelago, once home to an ancient civilization. The game begins shortly after Kara — our protagonist — is separated from her fleet during a fierce and mysterious storm. Awakening on the shore of a strange island, the player’s initial motivations are purely survival-focused, with the goal of simply returning to their tribe. However, with the storm seemingly surrounding the whole area, it’s immediately apparent that there’s something unusual about these islands, with strange structures and monuments left behind by a long-gone people. As players progress through the world they’ll uncover the history of the ancient people, their relationship with the sea and the mysterious sea creatures that still swim beneath the waves. Survival will be their initial focus, but the world is also rich with materials they can use to craft items to make their journey easier. Critical to success is building seafaring vessels. Starting with simple grass canoes and escalating to large multi-hull boats with a number of sails, players will learn to harness the power of the seemingly never-ending wind to traverse uncharted waters. But the seas are not always friendly, and the player is certainly not alone in the water. Throughout their adventure players will travel to unique islands, featuring a cornucopia of flora and fauna in varied environments. Truly no two adventures will be the same with the archipelagos procedurally generated every time a new adventure begins. Each environment has different resources available, from wild berries to hitherto unknown beasts. To truly prosper players will need to craft new weapons and develop new strategies to neutralize natural threats. Explore the scattered ruins and artifacts, unlock pieces of the islands’ past and uncover Kara’s connection to it. Unravel the mystery that enshrouds the islands and you may find your way home. We can’t wait for you to set sail into the world of Windbound, coming to PS4 August 28. View the full article
  12. Hello! I’m Dong from NExT Studios, producer of Biped — our upcoming co-op action adventure game with a strong focus on moment-to-moment collaboration between two players. Today, I’m very happy to share with you the release date for the game: April 8! Biped may take place on planet Earth, but it’s actually Earth in another dimension and time, where human beings don’t inhabit the planet and bipeds have built planetary facilities in the wild. At the beginning of the game, a galactic anomaly unexpectedly “turns off” the light beacons on Earth, and it’s up to these little robots to descend to Earth, locate the beacons, and restore them. The game is primarily composed of three parts: co-op missions, solo missions, and extra hard pro missions. The co-op missions are for two players and cover the main playbook in a balanced way, but the most difficult challenges are in the pro missions where all the experience and skill players have learned from coop will be put to the ultimate test. You’ll also unlock lots of decorative items by collecting coins and buying them in the in-game shop. These are anything but serious, meant to toss a few extra laughs into your time with the game. Two years ago, two of our developers were trying to make a climbing game using full ragdoll animation tech on characters, just like Human Fall Flat. While iterating on this idea, they found it was very difficult to control and they decided arms might not actually be necessary, opting instead to let the character’s two legs do everything. And that’s how the Biped idea was born. When we started working on Biped, we were trying to make a lot of prototypes. We had a big biped, a tall biped, a strong biped… even a dog with two bipeds. This is fun because you can see a lot of possibilities. But it’s also hard to choose which mechanics we should put into the game. The theme of Biped is a joint adventure. So we wanted the visual style to illustrate a warm, vibrant, and whimsical world in which players can have an emotional adventure. It’s colorful, easy on the eyes, and hopefully will provide a soothing backdrop to the game’s otherwise demanding challenges. We tried to make our game literally for everyone! The control scheme and fundamental mechanics of the game are so simple and straightforward that everyone, of all ages, has not yet had any problems picking it up and having a fun time instantly. It goes without saying that the game is great for couch cooperation among friends and family members, but it also works magic when absolute strangers are paired together and compelled to cooperate for the first time. It brings out the empathetic inner selves in all of us. One thing we really want players to look out for is the mini-quests with the various NPCs in the game, who have a lot of harmlessly strange personalities. One day, one of our game designers made a little guy who drops coins while complaining if you try to bash him. If you are familiar with old school Capcom side-scrolling beat ’em ups you might even recognize where this comes from. We decided to keep this in the final game, along with many other Easter eggs you may find along the way. It’s exhilarating to finally talk about Biped — thanks to everyone who has read this story. If you find Biped interesting and you are curious about more, please check out Biped on PS4 when it launches next week! View the full article
  13. “They let us make a John Wick game.” That thought still hits me every couple of days. Lionsgate, Thunder Road Pictures and a bunch of film makers let me and my team re-imagine their fantastic film franchise as a game, and go some odd places with it. But more than just letting us, Lionsgate and Thunder Road Pictures encouraged us to be brave with the source material, along with our choice of genre. Let’s talk about genre. John Wick Hex is a ‘timeline strategy’ game, meaning it’s a game where you take control of Wick’s second to second decision making, but crucially, it’s not turn based, it’s time based. Actions take a specific amount of time to perform, so as you play, you’ll need to time your performance around that of your enemies. It’s a dance, choreography. Fight choreography specifically. And it’s fight choreography informed by the action team behind the John Wick movies, so your action will follow the rules and challenge of what you’ve seen in the films. Indeed, in playtesting, we found that players who were fans of the movies actually play better, so re-watching the trilogy between now and our launch might be a good idea! Chad Stahelski was editing John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum while giving me feedback on our mechanics, he’s a multitasker. A multitasker with lots of great opinions we’ve worked into our design throughout development. Bringing the game to PlayStation has been a lot of fun. The fine people at Ant Workshop have collaborated with the game’s original creators to create a version of the game redesigned from the ground up to put Wick’s skills at your thumb-tips. The game just feels right on DualShock 4, in a way that surprised even us. You’ll hit a speed and grace as you play strategically which is surprising and rewarding, and you’ll need to if you want to grab every Trophy on offer. This is a game which will serve well as an introduction to the strategy genre, if you’ve always wanted to play one but been too afraid to try. At the same time, it’s a game which rewards the new skills strategy veterans will be developing as you go, and as I said, some of those top tier Trophies are going to take some work. If you already love John Wick, this is a new adventure with the voice talents of Ian McShane and Lance Reddick reprising their roles from the movies, joined by the ever awesome Troy Baker as our new villain, Hex. As you’ll see in the new PlayStation trailer, there is a whole new rogue’s gallery between you and your final standoff with Hex. If you’re new to John Wick, wow, am I excited for you to see the movies, but you’re safe to experience the game first. The fanboy in me wants you to immediately go and watch the movies though. I am so hyped for you to play. I’d love to see you get inside John Wick’s head — it’s time to put things right. Working on this game was an amazing opportunity for us, and I hope you dig our weird approach to capturing the action of the series. View the full article
  14. Aggro Crab Games is pleased to announce that we’ll be bringing Going Under to PS4 this September! Going Under is a roguelite-inspired dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. You’ll wield office junk as weapons as you battle your way through the forsaken office complexes. Stab a demon with a thumbtack one moment, run over a goblin with a smart car the next — your options in combat are constantly changing. Going Under | More Screenshots Throughout your run, you’ll also learn skills that change the way you play! Harness powerful effects that can light a whole room on fire, turn enemies to allies, or just make your arms really buff or something. The story follows Jackie, a fresh-faced college graduate, as she begins her unpaid internship in the not-so-distant future city of Neo Cascadia. While she originally applied for a marketing job, it quickly becomes her duty to fight off monsters in the basement before they can disrupt workplace productivity on the surface. Her co-workers might not respect her yet… but in time, they might become her valuable allies as she hacks and slashes for the sake of her employer. Will you complete your internship alive? What will you learn about the startup that hired you, and their mysterious parent company? Can you save yourself from going under… for good? Going Under releases on PS4 September 2020! Keep your chin up, interns! – Nick & Caelan View the full article
  15. We always get asked the same question about Boundary: how did the space shooter idea come about? First-person shooters are a classic genre, having been enjoyed by players across different environments and time periods including wars, cities… and even other planets! This got us thinking: Why can’t we set the stage in space? We brought this idea to life by building Boundary as a more simulative, low-orbit environment shooter, and this is what makes Boundary unique. Zero Gravity Combat We call our armed astronauts AO, or Astroperators, and you’ll need to think like one in Boundary. Movement is turned on its head in space: you have full freedom of movement and you aren’t restricted by gravity like you are in most shooters. But keep this in mind: as many possibilities as zero gravity opens up, it brings even more challenges. A well-trained AO knows how to use the environment to their advantage. Floating debris makes for a good blind spot to conceal your approach, a solar panel might be a good spot to plan an ambush against an unsuspecting foe, and you can even use your grapple hook for substantial acceleration from one point to another. Specialist Customization Many characters in Boundary can be specialized as multi-role combatants. Our experienced AO, Lucas, can act as an Assaulter or a Sniper Specialist, each with its own Tactical Ability. As an Assaulter, Lucas can give himself an agonist shot to strengthen his senses (kind of like an Adrenaline shot). As a Sniper, he can utilize an auxiliary arm that gives him a stable platform to steady his shots. Every AO has their own active and passive ability, as well as different basic capabilities like armor or health. These give them their own unique roles in the harsh battlefield of space. A Combination of Aerospace and Modern Firearms Besides the gameplay, we’re also quite proud of the art design in Boundary. There are two elements we have always tried to emphasize in our art design. We are trying to build a believable world in which aerospace technology and modern military weapons are integrated together. These two elements were the foundation of our design ethos. We approached development from the perspective, “If man engaged in conflict in outer space, what would it look like?” Boundary is our vision of space military operations (with some obvious artistic licence from us too, of course). Many others have probably dreamt about this idea — I hope you like where our imaginations took us. Coming This Year The main features of Boundary are ready and complete. The dev team is now focusing on testing network connection and adding more extendable content like personalization, as well as even more maps and weapons. One sentence summary: Boundary will release this year on PS4 and PC. View the full article
  16. Horizon Zero Dawn: Episode 6 - HTG
  17. With April’s pair of PS Plus games, embark on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure, then have your nerves and driving skills tested in some of the world’s most challenging rallying courses. Let’s take a look. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed adventure epic arrives on PS Plus! Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a visually stunning globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. Nathan Drake’s greatest adventure will require quick wits, fast fists and inventive use of weaponry while testing his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves. Discover more about Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Dirt Rally 2.0 Perfect precision driving and develop nerves of steel as you roar through a selection of iconic rally tracks from across the globe in search of championship glory (and ever-faster lap times) in this realistic race sim. Dirt Rally 2.0 embodies the best venerated British development studio Codemasters has to offer: challenging courses, race-altering weather systems, in-depth car customizations and much more. In all, this is a masterclass in off-road racing. Discover more about Dirt Rally 2.0 Both titles will be available to download from Tuesday, April 7, until Monday, May 4. March’s PS Plus games As a reminder, you’ve still got time to download this month’s PS Plus games. Face a platforming challenge like no other in Shadow of the Colossus as you hunt sixteen gigantic colossi across the land. In Sonic Forces, two generations of hedgehog join together for a mix of 2D and 3D platforming. Find out more here. These titles are available to download until Monday, April 6. New to PS Plus? Find out more here. View the full article
  18. Things are heating up! We got, just… too many great games in March, from the white-knuckle demon-slaying thrill ride that is Doom Eternal to the serene sandbox of PS VR’s Paper Beast, and with other diverse experiences like the über-stylish Persona 5 Royal, the newest entry of our very own MLB The Show franchise, and the massive, free-to-play Call of Duty: Warzone. We’ll keep the polls open until Sunday night at 11:59pm Pacific, so be sure to get those votes in before then. Feel free to make a case for your pick in the comments! How does it work? At the end of every month, PlayStation.Blog will open a poll where you can vote for the best new game released that month. Soon thereafter, we’ll close the polls, tally your votes, and announce the winner at PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Store will also showcase some top Players’ Choice winners throughout the year. What is the voting criteria? That’s up to you! If you were only able to recommend one new release to a friend that month, which would it be? In keeping with our long tradition in the Game of the Year Awards, remastered or re-released games won’t qualify. Ambitious, larger-scale rebuilds and remakes like Shadow of the Colossus and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will. How are nominees decided? The PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store editorial teams will gather a list of that month’s most noteworthy releases and use it to seed the poll. Write-in votes will be accepted. Players’ Choice: What Was the Best New Game of March 2020? View the full article
  19. Put a little spring in your step and save up to 50% during PlayStation Store’s Spring Sale! Starting tomorrow, plunge into the cinematic experience of Death Stranding, or embark on galactic adventures in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. If you have energy after that, train with Goku and the gang in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot or hit the hardwood in NBA 2K20. We’ve got you started with just a taste of Spring Sale titles below. For the full 600+ lineup, head over to PS Store Wednesday morning. But that’s not all – save big on movie and TV titles too. Scroll down for our Top 50 film picks, then visit PS Store on PS4 tomorrow for deals on hundreds more. PlayStation Store’s Spring Sale ends April 28, but check back April 15 for a lineup refresh! 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The Movie 4.99 12.99 Note: All pricing is for U.S. only and subject to change. View the full article
  20. Gamebreak:March 2020 w/ Brian - HTG
  21. Originally developed by Infinity Ward, and now remastered by Beenox, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered delivers the full story experience with stunning high-definition visuals and the latest audio advancements, available first on PS4. Whether you lived it back in 2009 or you’re coming in fresh, this is an experience hailed by critics as one of the most memorable and incredible single-player story campaigns ever developed. Get the Underwater Demo Team Classic Ghost Bundle Free Free with purchase, the Underwater Demo Team Classic Ghost Bundle adds new content for immediate use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer, Special Ops, and Warzone. This bundle includes the UDT Ghost Operator skin, turning Modern Warfare’s version of Ghost into the one seen in the mission “The Only Easy Day… Was Yesterday” from the Modern Warfare 2 campaign. Additionally, unlock the “Task Force” and “One For One” weapon blueprints, a weapon charm, a finishing move, a calling card, an emblem, an iconic voice clip for Ghost, and two Battle Pass tier skips. Rejoin an Epic Cast From basic training in S.S.D.D. to the thrilling climax of Endgame, the fate of the world is in your hands as you accompany Task Force 141 alongside fan favorites Captain John Price, Gary “Roach” Sanderson, and Simon “Ghost” Riley. Be prepared to fight the enemy on all fronts to stop an ultranationalist threat from taking over the world. You may even recognize a few locales in the remaster that were brought into Call of Duty: Warzone. Download the game now at PlayStation Store. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered does not include the Multiplayer or Special Ops experiences of the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. *Game required. Sold/downloaded separately. View the full article
  22. Praised across three generations of PlayStation hardware, Shadow of the Colossus has carved a special place in all our hearts. From the moment you topple your first giant, you know something’s amiss… that maybe you shouldn’t be slaying these majestic creatures. But that is your mission, and a life hangs in the balance. Each Colossi is special, with a unique appearance, behavior pattern, and occasionally its own sweeping orchestral score. It’s hard to walk away from these battles and not be moved by the gut-wrenching drama unfolding in each scene. Those of us at PS Blog certainly feel that way, and have shared our most memorable encounters below. Let us know which Colossus is your favorite as well! For those who haven’t played yet, hey, it’s free with PS Plus until April 6*. Perfect time to download the game and see what you’ve been missing. Randall Lowe (Producer, Bluepoint Games) Early in the project, we were still trying to establish exactly what the visual bar was going to be. We’d been bouncing back and forth between ideas when we finally settled on a concept that aligned everyone and all their different ideas for what the game would look like. We decided we were going to make a hard push — 10 weeks of focused, concentrated effort on one area of the game to establish our minimum bar of visual and gameplay quality that Shadow would have when it shipped. At the end of this 10-week period, we brought the entire team together in what we internally call our “triangle meetings” — that space in our studio where both wings of the office space come together to form a triangle. On Shadow, it had a lot more open space than it does on our current project, so it made sense to gather the team there. Anyway, we got the team together, and we were going through this “vertical slice” of the game, which culminated in arriving at, and defeating the first colossus. This was the first time the team had seen our version of the whole colossus encounter with dynamic fur, particle effects, lighting, audio… everything all put together. I forget who was playing at the time, but they made Wander whistle at the colossus to get his attention. I still get chills thinking about the first time we saw the colossus stop and turn to look at us, then lumbering forward with the intent to crush us, his fur shifting side to side as he moved, the ground buckling under his feet. It was an awesome moment! You could feel the pride everyone on the team had for what had been accomplished. The audible “woah” from those present was great! There was no longer any doubt we’d hit our mark, and we had the blueprint for the rest of the game in front of our eyes! Looking back on it now that a few years have passed, it’s kind of funny how awe-struck we were, because the area around the first colossus improved so much during development — compared to what it was for that vertical slice – but it served its purpose and gave us clarity to remake a game we all loved. Coincidentally, the whole experience was recreated by everyone watching the PlayStation E3 press conference in 2017 when our trailer played. Hearing the reactions from the audience seeing the first colossus turn to face Wander was one of the coolest moments for our collective careers. Brett Elston: The Seventh Colossus By the time I had six Colossi under my belt, it was easy to feel confident and more or less prepared for the next challenge. Bipedal, quadrupedal, taller than anything I’ve ever faced in my life… yep, seen and done all that. But as I set eyes upon the murky abyss that housed this particular creature, that confidence wavered. Once I saw this Colossus, I knew Wander’s struggles wouldn’t be tied to land alone. How deep is this cavernous lagoon in which it resides? Is there anything else down there? All the experience earned up to this point flew out the window – or if you prefer, plunged into the unknowable depths alongside this memorable Colossus. While other battles took place in well-ilt, open areas, this foe routinely dives beneath the surface, triggering both a sense of fascination and low-grade thalassophobia. I’ll never forget the feeling of hanging on for dear life as it slithered around the darkness, trying to buck me off and swing back around for an electric-eel-style attack. The whole encounter rattled me back in the PS2 days for sure, and still stood out 13 years later in the remake. Kristen Zitani: The Tenth Colossus I’ll be honest, part of why this is my favorite Colossus is because I found it so dang hard! By the time Wander had found the sandy cave entrance to the Tenth Colossus I thought I really had a hang on the game. The earlier puzzles were challenging and the battles bittersweet, but up until that point I was able to handle things in one or two tries. That all changed when I was faced with the Tenth Colossus’ glowing yellow eyes as it chased me beneath the surface. Staying ahead of the Colossus was hard, timing my arrows even harder. But when I finally put my trust into Agro to run straight without my guidance, giving me the time and leverage to make my shots and take that slithering sentinel down, there was no better feeling. Sid Shuman: The Eleventh Colossus I’ll never forget my first battle with this pint-sized pugilist. By this point in the game, I’d conquered 10 majestic giants through some combination of climbing, jumping, hanging, and stabbing. I was confident, maybe even a little cocky. Then this tiny terror enters the scene and changes everything. He’s not big and slow; he’s small and fast, which demands some out-of-the-box thinking. This tense game of cat-and-mouse expands the game’s systems in magical ways. From using a lit torch to force the colossus back, to holding on for dear life while it gallops through winding canyon trails, this encounter was a mindblower, and solidified Shadow of the Colossus as one of the most surprising and innovative games of all time. Tim Turi: The Fifth Colossus Up until the Fifth Colossus, every battle takes place on solid ground. I knew something was different while wading through these dark waters. Fear of a massive aquatic monster brushing Wander’s feet gave me chills. The truth of the encounter was a shock. A huge winged beast of stone and flora swooped above. The majestic creature gracefully perched on the ruins of a spire and watched my every move. It didn’t want a fight, only to observe. The only tension in the serene scene was in my pulled bowstring. The infinitesimal arrow sailed through the air and harmlessly bounced off the sturdy hide. The Colossus stretched out its impressive wingspan and heaved itself into the air. I still remember the rush of adrenaline as the flying behemoth divebombed at me. The game forces players to look the devil in the eye and leap at the beasts’ mossy shoulder to climb aboard. From there, the “fight” takes on a dramatically different feel. Wander’s only threat is losing hold of the creature’s wings and falling. Hunting for vulnerable sigils along the soaring, banking beast’s wings and tail was exhilarating. That dizzying high was matched by the plunging low of watching the Colossus woefully accept its defeat and descend into the dark waters. My penance was scrambling through the unnerving depths, trying to escape the tendrilled sin of Wander’s conquest. The encounter is still the standout moment of the game to this day. That’s our take as a team, but with fewer entries than there are Colossi, we didn’t get a chance to see and hear about the full roster. That’s where we turn to you! What’s the best colossus? Vote in our poll and share your stories below — we’d love to hear how Shadow of the Colossus affected players around the world. *Active membership required to access PS Plus features and benefits. View the full article
  23. The world of survival horror has two sides – the Survivors, and the evil forces pulling the strings. Resident Evil Resistance’s online 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer lets horror fans experience both sides of the nightmare. Ahead of the game’s April 3 launch (it comes with Resident Evil 3), I’ve collected some tips to help you succeed as both a plucky Survivor and malevolent Mastermind. Survivors Four players team up to find key items, collect life-saving resources, and outlast the monsters (and a ticking clock). It’s the classic survival-horror player experience, but with a multiplayer twist: Each Survivor can wield standard firearms and melee weapons, but character specializations, from hacking to brute force melee, set them apart. Stick together to survive. Don’t become a horror movie stereotype. Connect your mic and communicate as a team. Experiment with your Survivor’s unique skills. Use ‘em when you got ‘em. You may not live long if you wait for the perfect moment. Keep moving! Every wasted second is more time the Mastermind can use to lay traps. When time expires, so do the Survivors – you’ve got to escape to win. Tap into January’s hacking skills to disable the Mastermind’s technology, restricting their surveillance and control. Tank it up with Tyrone. Manage single enemies with his powerful kick and buff teammates’ defense with his rallying yell. Becca’s firearm skills let her take a knee for powerful (stationary) potshots, and unload infinite ammo. Use the latter on Mastermind’s boss-type monsters. Martin Sandwich’s robust support skills let him craft proximity mines and wield a stunning Flash Baton to stop enemies. Pummel threats with ex-boxer Samuel’s flying fists. Use his Dash Punch to close the gap on enemies and deal damage. Valerie can heal fellow players with her Modified First Aid Spray, which leaves a lasting buff. She can also highlight nearby pickups and enemies. Love inventory space? Valeries’ backpack gives her 10 slots instead of the standard 8. Melee weapons are useful. Bats and sledgehammers are great for taking out single targets and dismantling key objectives. All ammo is general use for all weapons. No worrying about separate pistol or shotgun ammo. Stock up for the final escape. Save ammo, grenade-type weapons, and healing items for the end. The Mastermind will likely throw powerful monsters at you while you wait for the final door to open. Try out all the survivors until you find the one that suits your playstyle. Mastermind The bad guys hold all the cards – literally. Control the battlefield by observing the Survivors’ progress through security cameras. Spend energy points to activate trap and monster cards in your hand to run down the clock and wipe them out. Think ahead when setting traps and monsters for Survivors. Plan for the next two or three rooms they’ll be exploring. Mastermind newcomers should consider starting with the straightforward power of Daniel or Annette. Once you’ve got the basics, Alex and Ozwell offer more specialized tactics. Pulverize Survivors with Daniel Fabron’s high-powered monsters, including RE2’s bruiser Tyrant (a.k.a. Mr. X). Be wary of his cards’ high energy costs. RE2’s Annette Birkin specializes in buffing her monsters’ potency, and can call in the hulking G-Birkin form of her mutated husband to devastate Survivors. Alex Wesker specializes in setting traps and manipulating the battlefield. Drop her deadly, stationary plant monster, Yateveo, in front of an important objective to disrupt the Survivor’s escape. Ozwell Spencer’s obstructing Disintegration Field is on a short cooldown. Use it frequently to slow Survivor progress, and place it near monsters, which can pass right through it. Identify every map’s choke points and drop boss monsters like Mr. X and William Birkin there when the Survivors approach. Corner Survivors in a single, tight room when summoning boss monsters. Area-of-effect attacks dominate in tight spaces. Build a defense of traps and monsters around the Supply Zombie – a special monster Survivors can take out to earn valuable items. If this special zombie survives, the Mastermind is rewarded a powerful card. Close the dang doors! Even this minor bit of housekeeping adds up to slow Survivor progress. You can also lock doors and turn off lights to throw off Survivors. Reading this after getting hands on with the game post-Beta or after launch? Share your own tips in the comments below. Resident Evil Resistance drops on PS4 April 3, bundled together with the stunning Resident Evil 3 remake. View the full article
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  25. Persona 5 Royal is almost here! Are you ready? To help you ace an all-new semester at Shujin Academy, I’m here to provide our top five tips and tricks: 1. Get to know your confidants. A main staple in the Persona series, you can socialize with key relationships to gain bonuses in battle or access to cool stuff! In Persona 5 Royal only, you can hang out with student counselor Maruki or new transfer student Kasumi. On top of that, you can even spend extra quality time with my favorite detective prince, Akechi! 2. Look out for Jose’s Shop in Mementos. Not only is Jose adorable, his shop is full of useful items for phantom thievery. He’ll appear on the map and by trading stamps with him, you can alter effects within the procedurally-generated dungeon. 3. Take your time in the Thieves Den. Want to play some card games with Ann, Yusuke, and Morgana? You can, here in the Thieves Den. This is the Phantom Thieves’ space where you can change into different outfits (and different characters), freely listen to new song “Colors Flying High,” view previous in-game cutscenes, and more. 4. Don’t forget, you’ve got all the DLC from the original Persona 5. All DLC from the original Persona 5 is available for free for anyone with a copy of Persona 5 Royal. But the treasures don’t stop there, pre-order from PlayStation Store to receive a special Persona 5 Royal theme! 5. Don’t go to sleep early! Despite what anyone or any cat may tell you, you should stay up a little bit later this time around. There’s even more awaiting in Persona 5 Royal that I didn’t get a chance to touch on. To celebrate the game’s impending launch, we have exclusive Persona 5 Royal wallpapers to keep your phone or desktop looking cool like Joker. Click here to download the full-res versions! Visit our official PlayStation.com page to learn more. Persona 5 Royal is coming exclusively to PS4 tomorrow! View the full article
  26. Hi everyone! We are incredibly excited to announce that our newest title is coming to Playstation 4 on May 8! We at Awesome Games Studio were working on Fury Unleashed for five years now, polishing it to its core, for all of you to enjoy. Our rogue-lite adventure looked much different in the beginning, and we hope that you’ll find this story about its evolution an interesting read. Development started in 2015. We are a small indie studio, so being close to each other, there were lots of ideas coming through on a daily basis. The base concept was born in the mind of our artist, who thought about creating a game that takes place inside a comic book. Two years later, we decided it was ready to share with the gaming community and gather feedback about what needs improvement. To our surprise, it turned out to be a lot! First of all, we heard the game was too difficult. But instead of just making it easier, we chose to add an entire game mode where players can adjust difficulty parameters to their liking, at the cost of disabling most Trophies and leaderboards – a feature we’ve seen becoming increasingly popular in recent years. Also, as you can see in the above gameplay, the visual design has changed a lot since the game’s first iterations. Many players mentioned that Fury Unleashed had a “mobile” look, which gave us the impulse to gradually evolve it into something more serious, yet existing in the space of over-the-top stories. We strove to capture the atmosphere of an adventure, in which we could fight undead ancient gods while still telling a story about a person dealing with the intimate issues of burnout and self-doubt. Even the game’s name changed in the development process. It was initially titled “Badass Hero,” but after hearing feedback like “love the game but hate the name,” we made the difficult call to let it go. Sometime after the change, we started hearing jokes about people misreading it as “Furry Unleashed” — so we decided to play along and add a “Furry” customization option for the main hero! However, the most popular request from our players was to add a co-op mode. While we initially thought it won’t be possible — because from the very beginning the game was designed and implemented only with single player mode in mind — we eventually made it work, and now you can plow through multiple comic zones side-by-side with a trusted friend! All in all, Fury Unleashed turned out to be a product of love that merges the nostalgia of old-school games with the standards of modern game design and attempts to fulfill players’ expectations wherever possible. It took us much longer to make it than we initially anticipated, but we believe that going the extra mile to take advantage of feedback we received was well worth it. You will be able to download the free demo version of Fury Unleashed March 31, and the full version is due to release on May 8. We hope for you to find as much fun playing as we had while making it! View the full article
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