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  1. Steel yourself, samurai. Another opportunity to slice into the intense Nioh 2 is on the way with the Last Chance Trial (no PS Plus required). Sharpen your odds of survival with some quick and handy insights I picked up from a recent hands-on session with the game. Specifically, I dive into what make’s Team Ninja’s dark adventure a uniquely compelling, challenging action RPG within the genre. Last Chance Free Trial The demo for Nioh 2 showcases plenty of what’s new in this action sequel. Detailed character customization is on display. Players can summon ferocious Yokai to assist in battle (more details below). You can also wield the deadly new Switchglaive – a wicked, scythe-like weapon that shifts forms on the fly. The trial packs three missions for samurai to test their skills. Venture out Mount Tenno and face the deadly creatures waiting there with a variety of deadly weapons. Although your game progress may not transfer to the full game later, your created character’s appearance does! So pour as much time into crafting your samurai as you wish. Trial Start: Friday, February 28 at 12:00am PT (Midnight) Trial End: Sunday, March 1 at 11:59pm PT How Nioh 2 Stands Apart Like many players, I love masocore games that test my skill and force me to improve while also building up my character. I’ve played my fair share of action RPGs set in dark fantasy worlds, where the lowest-ranking enemy can one-shot careless players. Despite my appreciation of the genre, I missed out on the first Nioh, and have anticipated Nioh 2 as a jumping-on point for the series. After playing the game for a few hours, I walked away with a clearer picture of what makes Team Ninja’s samurai journey unique within the tough-yet-fair genre. Yokai Presence Nioh 2 fuses feudal Japanese history with mythological creatures called Yokai. The result is a refreshing, fantastical blend of visceral samurai combat and enchanting magic. “Japanese people are familiar with the concept of Yokai,” says Fumihiko Yasuda, Team Ninja producer. “We’ve grown up hearing stories about them in folklore and they can appear in many different forms. Not all of them are enemies; some are friendly or are simply spirits that live in objects. We wanted to share that Japanese tradition with the world, that’s why it’s special to me.” Yokai Abilities These spirits are much more than eye-catching set dressing – they’re intrinsically woven into combat. Bosses may summon raging boars or fiery wolves to cut you down mid-battle. Unlike the previous game, players can summon their own Yokai to perform powerful attacks, like a brutish ogre that clobbers foes with a huge club. Don’t let these powerful attacks make you overconfident, though – you’re still susceptible to deadly attacks. The layer of Yokai-enhanced combat keeps melee feeling fresh. Ki Management Every weapon swing, dodge roll, and blocked attack costs you stamina. This resource is called “ki” in Nioh 2. Mastering the Ki Pulse technique is critical for outlasting your foes, and sets Nioh apart. Tapping the R1 button with precise timing as you complete a combo triggers a Ki Pulse, quickly restoring your ki. To assist timing, pay attention to energy collecting towards your character, and the white bar filling atop your ki bar. Practice this critical technique early on, and you’ll be thanking yourself later. The Dark Realm Certain enemies shroud themself in the ki-sapping Dark Realm. Sometimes this manifests as a puddle-like aura emanating from a singular enemy. The effect slows ki regeneration to a crawl, but a well-timed Ki Pulse instantly dissipates this aura. In Nioh 2, some enemies cause entire rooms to be corrupted by the Dark Realm. Dispel the bad mojo by destroying that enemy. The Dark Realm wrinkle can infuse the most average battle with new challenge, so don’t rest on our laurels. Weapon Variety & Stances Nioh 2 features a robust arsenal of close-combat weapons. Choose a trusty katana, massive hammer, or get stylish with chained kusarigamas. The breadth of options is matched with impressive depth, as each weapon supports low, medium, and high stances. Low stance is highly defensive with short, safe, low-damage attacks. High stance prioritizes big, high-risk attacks that leave players open to lethal damage. Naturally, the medium stance is an all-purpose balance. The exciting benefit is that there’s much to master about each specific weapon, even after you master the medium stance. Two new deadly weapons also join the lineup in Nioh 2, adding even more diversity to the impressive options. “Nioh [1] had seven weapon types. With Switchglaives and Hatchets players have two new weapon types [in Nioh 2],” Yasuda-san says. “They’re all well-balanced — no one weapon type is better than another. Dual hatchets have long range, and depending on your stance they will have different range and different combos. Try them and find out what works best for you!” Takeaway Fans of masocore epics should absolutely dive into Nioh 2. Appreciation for the genre isn’t requisite to enjoying Team Ninja’s latest, however. Nioh 2 packs in enough customization and depth that players are bound to find a weapon and combat style that suits their style. Be cautious, master your ki, and prepare for a potent challenge with every step. Dive into the Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial on February 28, and prepare for the full adventure on March 13. View the full article
  2. Two new Masterminds are joining the cast of Resident Evil Resistance, bringing their own unique brand of fear to the asymmetrical survival horror experience as they attempt to stop the Survivors from making their escape. We’ve got fresh new details on Alex Wesker and Ozwell Spencer, joining series newcomer Daniel Fabron and the infamous Annette Birkin. Alex Wesker For those of you who have played Resident Evil Revelations 2, you’ll likely recognize the name Alex Wesker, not to be confused with Albert Wesker. The two share a last name, but the way they carry out their objectives couldn’t be more different. Alex tends to prefer more indirect means to achieve her goals, putting her subjects through psychological horrors and experiments that make her well suited to her role as a Mastermind. In fact, the PlayStation Blog’s very own Tim Turi asked the team behind the game why they decided to add Alex. Peter Fabiano, Producer for Resident Evil Resistance and Resident Evil 3, explains: “Considering the way Alex is portrayed in-lore and in Resident Evil Revelations 2, it only made sense to include her as a Mastermind. She was the first character we thought of when coming up with Masterminds. In fact, in Revelations 2, she conducted her own experiments where she taunted her subjects over loudspeakers in a similar vein to the Masterminds in Resistance, making her a perfect fit.” As you might have guessed, Alex’s playstyle is all about manipulation, making her a great choice for those who prefer a slightly more indirect approach over brute force. With a greater focus on traps than other Masterminds, Alex can influence the layout of a stage to catch Survivors off-guard or force them to deal with roadblocks as she enhances zombies and other creatures. Playing into these themes, she has a particularly vicious bioweapon at her disposal: Yateveo. We’ll kick it back to Tim for a moment, who asked the team how they decided on a plant-based monster for Alex, given the long history of plant-themed creatures in past games. Peter has this to say about Yateveo: “You’ve got a few plant-based enemies in the Resident Evil series. Plant 42, Ivy, and the Huge Plant from the Outbreak games, for example. Yateveo doesn’t take direct influence from any of them – or maybe it indirectly does from all of them – but we thought it would be interesting to have a Mastermind use a creature that’s fixed in one spot. This could add a layer of strategy to how Masterminds could play.” It may seem strange to have a powerful bioweapon that stays firmly in place, but if you look up the root of Yateveo, you’ll understand just how deadly a stationary plant can be – particularly if it’s blocking an important objective for the Survivors. Let’s move on to our next Mastermind…. Ozwell E. Spencer Synonymous with Umbrella itself, Ozwell is one of the company’s founders who refuses to face his own mortality while forcing others to face theirs. Since Resistance is a non-canon entry in the Resident Evil series, the team behind the game was able to have a bit of fun with who they included as a Mastermind. They decided to turn to the series’ long history and characters who haven’t had much time in the limelight. Here’s Peter on the matter: “Ozwell has been a shadowy antagonist throughout most of the Resident Evil series, so we thought it would be fun to bring the father of all bioweapons and Umbrella itself to the forefront. We didn’t really see him before Resident Evil 5, and this gave us a chance to have some fun and make him a playable character – even if he’s only playable via the Mastermind’s cameras.” Deeply intrigued by Alex’s reports of a virus mutation that grants superhuman abilities without altering the subject’s physical appearance, Ozwell decides to take a more direct approach to the experiments. With the help of the latest and greatest in Umbrella technology, the founder of Umbrella is ready to unleash untold horrors upon the Survivors. If you’re familiar with the other Masterminds that have been revealed previously, then you’ll know that Annette Birkin can summon the mutated G-Birkin to unleash his fury, while newcomer Daniel Fabron calls in a mighty Tyrant to crush the Survivors into paste. Unlike the other Masterminds, however, Ozwell doesn’t have a controllable bioweapon. Rather, he uses Umbrella’s cutting edge technology to create a Disintegration Field that causes severe damage to any Survivors foolish enough to pass through it. Tim asked about this unique ability in comparison to the other Masterminds. Here’s what Peter had to say on behalf of the dev team: “Spencer is the type of Mastermind who is always lurking in the shadows, and letting others do his dirty work. We decided that instead of directly controlling a bioweapon as his signature skill, we wanted to do something a bit more indirect. Since a big part of his toolkit focuses on ways to delay and redirect Survivors as well as reduce their remaining time, we thought the Disintegration Field would be perfect for him. “The cooldown is much shorter than other bioweapons, and only does damage to the Survivors – the creatures he places are unaffected. He’s able to constantly redirect Survivor movement to his advantage by changing the stage’s layout, and it also changes the pacing of gameplay with Spencer compared to other Masterminds. Instead of one big game changing moment, he slowly but steadily wears out the Survivors.” And there you have it! You’ll be able to take charge of your own experiments from the Mastermind’s chair in just a few weeks with Resident Evil Resistance, included with Resident Evil 3 when it comes to PlayStation 4 on April 3, 2020. View the full article
  3. This year in MLB The Show 20, relationships matter more than ever. Read on for tips on how to be the best you can be in Road To The Show, coming to PS4 March 17. Instant Gratification for Good Play Through our new easy-to-follow iconography, in-play gains to both attributes and relationships are messaged instantaneously the moment that you earn them. The effect is a more satisfying and rhythmic experience of accomplishment as you get in your groove and execute one good act after another. On-field Relationship Gains and Effects We all do better when the team is clicking. Relationships with individual teammates now progress as you make plays with them, and with performance boosts earned at each new relationship tier these gains cause you to bring the best out of each other on the field. Individual Rival relationships are impacted by in-game events as well, giving you a chance to develop rivals based on in-game competitive history. Enhanced Challenge System Offers an Organic Variety of Targeted Progression Options Our RttS Challenge System has been augmented in several ways. To start, new challenges identify and surface the highest leverage moments for you to impact your team’s win expectancy, linking them organically to the dynamic flow of the game. Even more notable is that you can now choose your challenge based on what attribute, cap, or personality you want to advance. Choosing from a selection of multi-reward challenges that spawn from an emergent high-leverage moment links your player progression experience in real time with the memorable moments that characterize your rise to unique greatness. Did you notice we mentioned personality? This new addition of on-field Personality gains as challenge rewards speeds up your perk progression. Road to the Show Introduces Item Rewards Collecting and equipping a unique set of items is a fun way to contribute to your player’s skill set and sense of identity. Now, any “Boss Battle Challenge” that is successfully completed will reap an item reward. And if you are lucky the new multi-reward Challenges mentioned in the above section might spawn a rare opportunity to go for an item reward. Developing New Pitches is Easier Than Ever Whether it is learning a new pitch to add to your arsenal or changing that arsenal by replacing one pitch with another, Pitchers will now find ample opportunity to develop their unique tools of attack. Check The Show Nation, and follow our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for the latest updates about MLB The Show 20. View the full article
  4. Essence of Game Release! The entire Yakuza Remastered Collection is now available on PlayStation 4 in both physical and digital formats! To celebrate the launch, and the momentous occasion of Yakuza 0-6 now all available on PlayStation 4 (Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, Yakuza 5 Remastered, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life), we’ve released a dynamic PS4 Theme featuring series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu’s iconic dragon tattoo, available for free to all owners of The Yakuza Remastered Collection. Bring the spirit of the dragon home to your PS4 today! Also, Yakuza 5 director Masayoshi Yokoyama, Takaya Kuroda (voice actor for Kiryu), and Hidenari Ugaki (voice actor for Majima) have a special message for all of our Western Yakuza fans. Play Video I’d also like to take a moment to introduce the physical bundle for The Yakuza Remastered Collection, which includes Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 Remastered. This bundle comes in a striking red digipack featuring series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu’s signature dragon tattoo, but it also comes with one non-traditional item for longtime series fans. That’s right — for those who may not know, Yakuza 5 was a digital-only title when it released in the West on PlayStation 3, which means series collectors had a hole in their physical library where their Yakuza 5 case may have gone. With The Yakuza Remastered Collection, we saw an opportunity to fix that, so every Day One edition of the bundle comes with a PS3 case featuring the Western cover art and English logo for Yakuza 5! We’re so happy to continue to expand this series for our Western fans – look forward to more from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios in the near future, including Yakuza: Like a Dragon when it releases later this year! View the full article
  5. An adventure and a sandbox — Paper Beast has two ways to interact with its budding digital world. In the previous trailer, we shared how the gameplay would work in adventure mode, a 4-5 hour experience. It’s time to share our trailer for sandbox mode, a place for experimentation and playground of infinite replayability in the Paper Beast Universe. Set your imagination free, shape and develop the universe as you wish. Fauna and Flora Ecosystem Create an interactive and living ecosystem. We wanted the player to feel totally immersed. Special attention has been given to creating an immersive VR world as we carefully crafted our environments. In this imaginary world, physics are realistic. Players can interact with creatures and experiment with different actions to elicit new responses and reactions. Our dev team has been working on this mode for a long time and they still discover funny behaviors, so we’re looking forward to seeing what quirky and exciting new phenomenon players encounter. There are 11 different hybrid animal species for players to discover in Paper Beast. You can add to their world by growing plants or altering geological elements and land areas. Play with weather events or insert new objects which will disrupt physics. Try, experiment, and observe. Terrain Model Shape the terrain as you like! Add sand, rocks, water, and observe the erosion. Simulation in Paper Beast’s digital world follows the natural course of reactions to the elements and always strives to rebalance and adapt to player actions. Whatever actions you choose, nothing is destroyed. The wild nature is adjusting in real-time. The shape of the terrain will have an impact on every part of the simulation. For instance, players will impact: Entity behavior. Combine elements to play with creatures’ behavior. Each animal has a distinct motivation it will pursue. If you disturb the creature, it will react and adapt to any changes introduced into the environment. What will happen if I fasten a predator to a cable? How will a Bridger react if I add water? Weather. Control the weather in a variety of ways: set a global rainstorm into motion, create churning sandstorms or implement changes on a smaller scale through different types of mini storms. Paper Beast’s creatures will adapt and react to any change or disruption. Imprints Terrain shapes and shifts as interactions between the animals and their environment leave imprints. The landscape in Paper Beast evolves with creature activities. Manipulate Objects Pick-up an object and play with physics. Choose from a number of objects that shape and disturb the world. Add an anti-gravity capsule and watch creatures levitate. What if you add a mini storm or a water tree? Fasten entities to each other or attach them to a parachute. Possibilities are infinite! Bonus: What is that strange object at the beginning of the video? It’s a mathematical object that gives the impression there is an inside and an outside when there is only one surface. It’s symbolic of the two modes of the game and the transition from one to the other. The object will have a role to play in Paper Beast. View the full article
  6. Heya everyone, I hope that you’re all getting into the swing of 2020 and had some nice time off over the holidays. While it’s now a bit late to pass this off as a “Christmas update,” we have a little something for you that we hope will make the start of this new decade a little more fun. Dead Cells The Bad Seed DLC which we’ve been cooking up for the past eight months or so is finally ready to make you die a hundred times again, but we’ve made sure it will be fun and fair deaths (…most of the time). We’re also releasing the Legacy Update later and its ice-themed items and mutations later that month. One thing we hope you’ll like in The Bad Seed is our first two-handed weapon, the Scythe. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like Death himself wandering around tapping people on the shoulder with your bony fingers of doom, then you’ll love this! It’s a heavy weapon that takes up both weapon slots and has different attacks on the square and triangle buttons. If you follow one after the other you’ll crit and tear anything in your path to shreds. Which, unsurprisingly, feels great. The two new biomes both tackle the dear-to-our-heart theme of the impact of Humanity on Earth and its ecosystems. As such, we have been building the new content with a simple mission in mind: reminding you that, even when roleplaying as an immortal life form embodying a razor-sharp assassin, Nature will kick your ass as easily as if you were a defenseless newborn just out of your mother’s womb… Jokes aside, we indeed wanted to offer you areas that felt more organic than we’ve done in the base game. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to build a level with a sense of scale that we’ve not done before in Dead Cells. Veterans of the game will immediately notice the huge trees and the mini-boss fights between them. The ticks will likely pose something of a problem for the uninitiated. If you manage to avoid the Mushroom People’s manic charges, darts from the sneaky blow-gunning frogmen or ambushes from the spear-wielding Banished, then you may be lucky enough to meet the Motherly Religious Figure ruling this part of the island. Don’t be mad if she tries to eat you though, she had a difficult childhood. Lastly for those who spend their nights pouring over spreadsheets looking for that perfect build and sweet sweet DPS… You might be interested in experimenting with the Bouzouki and the Scythe, though a decent poison build with a piercing Blowgun gets an honourable mention here too. I have a feeling that there might be a new meta in the works for those of you who figure out how to take advantage of all of this, and particularly for experienced players who experiment with Mushroom Boi. Wink wink, nudge nudge. Anyway I hope you enjoy the new content we’ve prepared for you, please do feel free to stop by our Reddit or Discord if you have any questions or feedback. Cheers, Joan Blachere and the Evil Empire team – Trying to take over the world since 2019 View the full article
  7. There are a scant 108 days to go until The Last of Us Part II releases on May 29! We are thrilled to say that we’ve entered the final stretch of production and are putting the finishing touches on The Last of Us Part II as you read this. The end of development puts us one very large step closer to launch. We know all of you have been so patient over the last few years, so it’s been thrilling to see our game taking on its final shape and knowing that means it will be in your hands soon. Today, we’re kicking off regular communications about The Last of Us Part II with a few awesome announcements! The Last of Us Part II Ellie Edition Returns You’ve been sending us letters, e-mails, and messages on social media asking if we could get more Ellie Editions in your hands. Since selling out last September, we’ve been working closely with the teams at PlayStation to make more The Last of Us Part II Ellie Editions. We’re delighted to let you know the Ellie Edition will be back and available for pre-order in limited quantities (available at select retailers across US and Canada only) starting Thursday, February 13, at 6:00am PST at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart.com, Target, and in Canada exclusively at EB Games for $229.99 USD / $299.99 CAD MSRP. As a refresher, the Ellie Edition is packed with all of the collectibles and content found in the The Last of Us Part II Collector’s Edition, but is the only version that comes with a full-scale, fully-functional replica of Ellie’s backpack, an embroidered patch, and a 7″ vinyl single featuring music from the game. Don’t miss out! The Last of Us Part II Hands-on Demo at PAX East 2020 Not only did Ellie and Joel’s journey begin in Boston, but PAX East also has special meaning for us: it was where we gave you the first ever opportunity to go hands on with The Last of Us back in 2013. We thought it would only be fitting to return to the city that started it all to give fans the first-ever public hands-on with The Last of Us Part II. From February 27 until March 1, attendees will have an opportunity to play “Patrol,” featuring an early area of the game where Ellie and Dina must venture out of Jackson into the surrounding areas to clear out infected. The demo will span an hour of gameplay and provide just a small glimpse into what awaits you in the full game. Attendees can visit the booth to play the demo, but space is limited! We recommend securing your spot via the Experience PlayStation mobile app available on Apple Store* and Google Play**. New appointments will be made available each day of the show. For more information about the demo and to get updates about our presence at PAX East, keep an eye on Naughty Dog’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages. New Collectible Ellie Statue and Concept Art Prints Following up the 12″ limited-edition Ellie statue revealed on Outbreak Day 2019, we’ve teamed up with Dark Horse once again to release a brand new 8″ “Ellie with Machete” polyresin statuette. Designed and sculpted by our incredibly talented character artists, this new statuette will be a limited production run based on the number of pre-orders received via Dark Horse Direct before March 13, 2020. After that, it’s gone! You can begin pre-ordering today. Additionally, Dark Horse will be releasing an 8″ PVC version of the “Ellie with Bow” statue revealed last year, which will be available at participating retailers this summer. Play Video Our friends at Cook and Becker have launched a set of new concept art prints from The Last of Us Part II. These new pieces join the collection of designs released last year and can be purchased as museum-grade-quality giclee art prints, individually numbered and packaged with a certificate of authenticity. You can see them now on CookandBecker.com. New Key Art, Wallpapers, and Free PlayStation 4 System Dynamic Theme Speaking of art, today we’re proud to reveal our two latest pieces of key art for The Last of Us Part II, which explore the two sides of Ellie’s journey: from the relative peace she’s found when the story begins to the relentless pursuit of vengeance that follows. You can download high-resolution versions of the art as wallpapers for your device of choice via PlayStation.com/wallpapers. We’ve also produced a new dynamic system theme that transitions from day to night based on your PS4 system clock, available now for free at PlayStation Store. Americas: 4FMP-BBNM-J5L3 Europe/AU/NZ/Russia/Middle East/Africa/India: 9DEK-PKNG-N445 Japan and Asia: Please check out each country’s official PlayStation social channel for more details. Codes expire February 11, 2021. Redeem Region-specific code at PS Store while supplies last. As we mentioned, this is just the first step on the road to the launch of The Last of Us Part II on May 29, and there’s plenty more to come. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages for all the latest! *Minimum iOS v11.3 required. **Minimum Android v8.0 required. Apple and the Apple Logo are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. View the full article
  8. The exciting launch of Season Two for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is just around the corner! We are thrilled to share details on the return of the Rust Multiplayer map, the emergence of Ghost into the fray, as well as a preview of the rest of Modern Warfare Season Two. Plus, PlayStation 4 players can experience the latest Special Ops Survival map — Azhir Cave — and take to the battlefield with an exclusive* Weapon Blueprint. Read on for more! Season Two Multiplayer Maps Season Two will launch two maps on February 11 – Rust and Atlas Superstore. Veteran Call of Duty players may remember Rust, a desert oil yard battleground with fast-paced combat. Atlas Superstore is an all-new map that takes place in a warehouse store where players must battle through the aisles, over toppled boxes, and other wrecked merchandise. Atlas Superstore A warehouse-style supermarket that gave Verdansk citizens everything from lumber and fresh fruit to oversized stuffed bears, Atlas Superstore is now the ransacked base for Al-Qatala forces. Among the remains of whatever goods this market sold are crates and canisters of highly dangerous materials for war, with natural light peering in from the roof of this exposed structure. The market itself isn’t the only playable area; be prepared to take action into the employee-only rooms and out into the side shipping and receiving entrances. 5 Tips for Mastering Atlas Superstore Atlas Superstore has a mix of long corridors – also known as the shopping aisles – and cramped rooms, making any loadout viable on this map. Whatever you decide to use, keep in mind its strengths and weaknesses as you weave through the massive market. Because the shelves are not fully stocked, it is possible to see your enemies browsing the aisles next to you. Be on guard while travelling through these spaces, lest your rival gets a free hit or two on you. These warehouse shelves are also enough to support an Operator or a few, which allows for some unique ways to travel across the map. Learn the shortcuts and high ground spots around Atlas Superstore, and you might just become a master of the market. Some employee areas, namely the ones accessible from either team spawn, have prime views over the market down below. Even if you have to check out of the main combat zone for a while, taking overwatch from one of these points could help your team push an objective or clean up the aisles in general. Atlas Superstore is an exposed structure, with multiple points in the roof opened up to allow natural light and air into the massive warehouse. In terms of how this applies to combat, it is possible to pilot Killstreaks through these gaps, and it is absolutely necessary to do so in order for them to be most effective. Rust The classic map returns from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2! A small map for fast-paced combat, Rust brings the battle to an oil yard in the middle of the desert. The site of the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign mission, “Endgame”, may be just that for players who don’t learn the tricks to master this arid field of play. Utilize the environment for cover and grab the high ground and low ground to take advantage of your enemies. Rust will also be playable as a Gunfight map! Before, you take to Rust we’ve compiled a list of tips to master the oil yard amid a contested firefight: 5 Tips for Mastering Rust Using the high ground is one strategy for Rust but mind the path and work with your teammates to provide cover before taking the ladder. Consider equipping a pistol as a secondary, so even when you are climbing you still have an offensive weapon if you need it. Rust doesn’t just feature a high ground, but a low ground as well. Find the hidden pathways underneath parts of the tower and other areas of the map to pop-up and surprise enemies. Consider equipping Trophy System as your Field Upgrade to protect you and your teammates from the inevitable hail of lethal and tactical equipment that occurs on smaller maps. For perks, consider Quick Fix and Shrapnel. Quick Fix increases your health regen rate when you get kills or capture and hold objectives. The fast-paced nature of Rust will give you access to multiple enemies, and with the constant action have a little extra oomph in your health regeneration never hurts. Shrapnel will give you an extra lethal which can help you damage or eliminate opponents that are in tight clusters. Be wary of using Tactical Sprint, because when you do you won’t have access to your weapon. While the extra boost of speed can be advantageous, really consider if it’s worth the risk before taking the sprint. More Maps for Season Two Alongside Rust and Atlas Superstore, Modern Warfare players will get additional maps for Ground War and Gunfight modes. In Ground War, players can find Zhokov Boneyard — a large sprawling airplane junkyard with room to capture objectives, advance your team’s territory, and terrain for vehicle warfare. For Gunfight, experience Bazaar, a small section from the streets of Urzikstan-turned-battleground that’s a tense and tactical battle. Additional Content in Season Two for All Players will have more ranks to climb to advance their Season rank while past ribbons will be memorialized. New ways to earn XP include new Trials, ribbons, challenges, and missions for Multiplayer and Special Ops. Use XP tokens and events to maximize your progression on the path to tackling all the new challenges of Season Two. Sony Exclusive* Modern Warfare Season Two Content Outlast waves of enemies on a new Special Ops Survival map and master challenges to earn an exclusive* Weapon Blueprint. Azhir Cave (Survival) Enter the desert wasteland of Azhir Cave to battle waves of opponents. The layout of Azhir Cave gives players different ways to experience the match and fight for Survival. Take to the cave to smoke out enemies, set traps, and block and control entry points. Or, players can find the high ground on the southwest of the map near the Coalition spawn in Multiplayer and try and funnel enemies to the valley below for easier eliminations. Discover the new ways to experience Azhir Cave while battling in Survival. Weapon Blueprint: Lucky Strike A Legendary LMG Blueprint can be earned through an exclusive mission. Similar to Season One’s Jack Frosty Blueprint, navigate to the Missions tab in Barracks and activate the Lucky Strike mission. Complete each step of a multi-step challenges to earn XP along the way to adding the Lucky Strike to your arsenal. There you have it! We hope you enjoy Season Two. Stay frosty. Season Two of Modern Warfare launches on February 11. *Timed Exclusive content until Oct.1, 2020 View the full article
  9. Hi, this is Krillbite Studio. We are very excited to launch our game Mosaic on PS4 tomorrow. Mosaic is an experimental, narrative-focused game experience with a unique visual style that we have been working on for four years. With our previous game, Among the Sleep, we explored the horrors of childhood. In that game, you control a small toddler who explores a nightmarish fantasy world created by the child’s traumatic experiences of growing up with an alcoholic parent. The child uses its imagination to cope with a grim reality. In Mosaic, we deal with a very different sort of horror — the everyday horror of our modern society and lifestyle. In this game you control a protagonist who works in front of a computer at a massive company called The Mosaic Corporation. Every day is the same grind — get up, go to work, work, go home, sleep, repeat. The chores you do feel meaningless. The city is cold. People are dismissive. Your in-game-phone keeps bothering you with messages from management. In order to cope, our protagonist seeks escape and solace in whatever glimpses of warmth and humanity they can discover in the everyday grind, triggering surreal and comforting daydream sequences. But nightmares also lurk around every corner, and a beautiful dream can soon turn into another grim and despairing nightmare. The concepts and themes of Mosaic came to us while finishing Among the Sleep. It was a pretty intense crunch period, and while trekking to and from our offices we started observing the commuters around us gathering in buses, trains, trams and subways every morning to be transported into the city, and then back out again in the afternoon. Everyone looking miserable. Everyone just obeying orders to get their paycheck to stay alive for another month. From this initial concept we designed a game where you are a small and insignificant piece of a large machinery. You are trapped in a system you have no control over that forces you to work and obey to survive. It’s a game that tries to tackle a lot of themes: everyday mundanity, urban isolation, the flipside of technology, and the place of the individual in modern society. If you like focused, artistic, surreal and experimental game experiences, we hope you will give Mosaic a shot. It’s an atmospheric 2-3 hour narrative experiment with a unique visual style, and we are very proud of it. See you at the office! View the full article
  10. Hey everyone, it’s Raph, your dedicated mullet-wearing developer. I come with great news! After three years of development, we can finally announce that Bloodroots will be releasing on… DRUMROLL… February 28! One thing we haven’t talked much about is the game’s story. The plot is inspired by a classic western trope: the lonely hero fighting his way back for revenge. Think Kill Bill meets The Revenant, and spice it up with a lot of Jackie Chan. We’ve had the great honor to work with Nick Suttner [Editor’s note: Hi Nick!] who helped write the wonderful Guacamelee 2 and the excellent Celeste. Through his dialogue, Nick gave life to our Weird West revenge tale and all its crazy characters. Without further ado, let me take you through the game’s set up. The story begins with Mr. Wolf discovering Tarrytown completely engulfed in flames from a recent raid. In the village cemetery, the outlaws of the Blood Beasts gang ambush him. After a brief encounter, the leader of the gang, Mr. Black Wolf, takes down Mr. Wolf. Left for dead, Mr. Wolf mysteriously survives the attack and is consumed by rage which leads him to seek out revenge. He hunts down each member of the gang one by one. Bloodroots’ mysterious story then begins to unfold, one encounter at a time. The Blood Beasts gang is at the center of the story. The pack is led by Mr. Black Wolf. Along his ranks there is Mr. Boar, a foul-mouthed dandy that will go to great lengths to protect his land and riches, even if it means sacrificing his own soldiers to do so. The youngest recruit is Ms. Bison. Fueled by her hyperactive nature, she is always thirsty for some bloody action. Finally Mrs. Crow is the one who has seen it all. Her wisdom and crafty nature makes her an indispensable ally to the Beasts. She is the most cunning of all the members which probably makes her the most dangerous of the gang. When you eventually take down your enemies, their ghosts appear by your campfire and retell stories of the past, offering glimpses of their backstory. This is a feature meant for story-driven players. A lot of details for the story are there for you to experience if you want to delve into it. For the more hasty out there, you could also ignore it and go on with your killing spree. All in all, we are really excited to get the game in your hands later this month! View the full article
  11. An endless Dreamiverse awaits! From the creators of LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, Dreams empowers players to create… pretty much anything. From eccentric characters to moving musical tracks — all the way up to fully playable games — MediaMolecule’s newest release is a fully fledged creative toolkit where your dreams are the limit. The full game releases on Friday, February 14, but if you got in on the Early Access period for Dreams you can download the full product a few days early on February 11. For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop! The Adventures of 00 Dilly PS4 — Digital The ultimate crash test dummy comes to life! Help Dilly show off his skills while shooting him across the Grand Canyon with strange devices. Collect points, find treasure and soar upward to the highest scores with Dilly! AO Tennis 2 PS4 — Digital AO Tennis 2 is the only tennis experience designed for and by its community. Create your own players, stadiums and legendary matches. Enter the competition to reach the top of world tennis in Career Mode. Azur Lane: Crosswave PS4 — Digital (Out Feb. 13) In the middle of each nation’s normal training routine, a Joint Military Exercise was enacted. A select few from each nation were chosen to participate in this rigorous event. But, how did this event come to be? Are there other ulterior motives at play? Darksiders Genesis PS4 — Digital (Out Feb. 14) Darksiders Genesis tears its way through Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives the first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game. Furthermore, it introduces the fourth and last horseman Strife, as well as Co-op gameplay for the first time in the history of the franchise. Dreams PS4 — Digital (Out Feb. 14) If you can DREAM it, you can PLAY it! Explore and play in an ever-expanding Dreamiverse bursting with games, music, art and everything in-between and beyond. Learn how to design your own games, animate, make music and more with easy-to-follow tutorial videos – and then share your ideas in an online social network of creativity. Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions PS4 — Digital Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions is a dreamlike collection of artistic jigsaw puzzles to piece together at your own relaxed pace. Dive into the rabbit hole of the abstract and the fantastical, putting together stained-glass fragments to solve dreams and riddles. Enjoy baroque depictions of 20th century imagination, in puzzles more intricate and complex than the original. Hidden PS4 — Digital (Out Feb. 13) Trapped in a mental asylum for the criminally insane, the only way to survive is to find the three keys to escape without being killed by other inmates. You have a flashlight, but turning it on at the wrong time will attract the other inmates, so use it wisely! Will you get out and to tell your story or will you become one of them? Mosaic PS4 — Digital You live a monotonous and repetitive lonely life in a cold, overpopulated, ever-expanding city, moving through anonymous crowds on your way to another long day at a megacorporation. You have no real sense of meaning – until one crucial day, when strange things start to happen on your commute to work and everything changes… Pawarumi PS4 — Digital Rock-Paper-Scissors… with LASERS! Avenge the people of Earth in this exciting Neo-Aztec Shoot’em Up! Pawarumi is a modern shoot’em up set in a retro futuristic sci-fi pre-Columbian universe. Take control of the almighty ship Chukaru and its three unique weapons! Project Starship PS4 — Digital Take the role of Garret or Gwen, pilots charged with saving their world from an ancient evil. Evade, adapt and survive randomly generated challenges that are never the same twice. Take down gods and demons alike in unpredictable bullet hell shoot ’em up action, and dive deeper to confront the hidden eye that watches over all! Reed Remastered PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross-Buy) Long ago in a beautiful and mysterious world, an old supercomputer created the digital world that is now breaking down. In a final effort to stop the impending end of the virtual space, a small creature named Reed was created to save the world. The virtual world now depends entirely on you and your platforming skills! Saboteur II: Avenging Angel PS4 — Digital (Out Feb. 14) Saboteur II: Avenging Angel is the second part of the classic retro game hit made by Clive Townsend in 1985 for the ZX Spectrum 8-bit computer. In the game, experience the original mission from the 1987 version and continue with new levels and enemies — learn more about the sister of Saboteur and her dark and secret mission. Spaceland PS4 — Digital (Out Feb. 14) An turn-based strategy that revives the traditions of old-school sci-fi tactics. Less covers, more action! Land on a lost planet and show the mutants what you are made of. Shoot, kick, blow up and destroy. Assemble the most reckless team of fighters and unravel the mysteries of the mystical planet. Underhero PS4 — Digital Underhero is an RPG-platformer where the chosen hero has failed, and an underling of the evil king reluctantly takes his place as the new hero. Use timing-based combat to defeat enemies as you venture across the land, face off against quirky bosses, and save the Chestnut Kingdom from your own evil boss, Mr Stitches! The Unicorn Princess PS4 — Digital Explore the world on horseback and help the inhabitants of your village. Befriend Unica the unicorn while exploring the real world and the world of dreams. From your village, the Dream World is just a step away! You’re the only one who can help Unica save her world! Yakuza 3 Remastered PS4 — Digital As part of The Yakuza Remastered Collection, enjoy Yakuza 3 with restored content in 1080p and 60fps. In a quest to abandon their bloody past, Kazuma Kiryu and adoptive daughter Haruka Sawamura leave for Okinawa to run the Morning Glory Orphanage. But trouble shadows Kiryu and the Morning Glory Orphanage is soon entangled in a deadly power struggle. Yakuza 5 Remastered PS4 — Digital As part of the Yakuza Remastered Collection, experience Yakuza 5 in 1080p and 60fps. Kazuma Kiryu’s newfound calm as an unassuming cab driver comes to a sudden end. Forced to reckon with his past once more, the Dragon of Dojima returns to the criminal underworld to protect those he holds dear. Birds of Prey: The Album Green Day – Father of All In A World: Oscar Nominees Knives Out Frozen II Brooklyn Nine-Nine The information above is subject to change without notice. Pardon our dust! In the coming months, you may notice the occasional discrepancy in The Drop as we’re updating the back-end systems we pull game info from to populate our list. We will, of course, strive to correct any mistakes as they arise. Thanks for your patience! View the full article
  12. Time to turn back the clock! The Remasters & Retro Sale hits PlayStation Store today, bringing with it a warm and fuzzy wave of nostalgia Get your ‘wump’ on with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, dish out some sick burns with Spyro Reignited Trilogy, or fight your way through a demon-infested castle in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – all for up to 50% off! Check out the full list of titles below, then head on over to PS Store for your trip down memory (card) lane. This sale ends February 21 at 8am PT. PS4 Games Title $Sale $Original .HACK//G.U. LAST RECODE 17.49 49.99 ACA NEOGEO AERO FIGHTERS 2 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO ART OF FIGHTING 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO FATAL FURY 2 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO GHOST PILOTS 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO METAL SLUG 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO POWER SPIKES II 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO SENGOKU 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO SUPER SIDEKICKS 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’94 3.99 7.99 ACA NEOGEO ZED BLADE 3.99 7.99 ADK TAMASHII (PS2) 4.49 14.99 ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION ARCADE CLASSICS 9.99 19.99 ARCADE ARCHIVES ARMED F 3.99 7.99 ARCADE ARCHIVES CRAZY CLIMBER 3.99 7.99 ARCADE ARCHIVES DOUBLE DRAGON 3.99 7.99 ARCADE ARCHIVES MAT MANIA EXCITING HOUR 3.99 7.99 ARCADE ARCHIVES MOON CRESTA 3.99 7.99 ARCADE ARCHIVES NINJA-KID II 3.99 7.99 ARCADE ARCHIVES NOVA2001 3.99 7.99 ARCADE ARCHIVES RENEGADE 3.99 7.99 ARCADE ARCHIVES TERRA CRESTA 3.99 7.99 ARCADE GAME SERIES 3-IN-1 PACK 3.99 7.99 ARCADE GAME SERIES: DIG DUG 1.99 3.99 ARCADE GAME SERIES: GALAGA 1.99 3.99 ARCADE GAME SERIES: MS. PAC-MAN 1.99 3.99 ARCADE GAME SERIES: PAC-MAN 1.99 3.99 ART OF FIGHTING ANTHOLOGY (PS2) 4.49 14.99 ASSASSIN’S CREED III: REMASTERED 19.99 39.99 ASSASSIN’S CREED ROGUE REMASTERED 11.99 29.99 ASSASSIN’S CREED THE EZIO COLLECTION 15.99 39.99 BAJA 8.99 29.99 BATMAN: ARKHAM COLLECTION 17.99 59.99 BATMAN: RETURN TO ARKHAM 4.99 19.99 BLOODSTAINED: RITUAL OF THE NIGHT 23.99 39.99 BORDERLANDS: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION 14.99 29.99 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION 19.79 59.99 BULLETSTORM: FULL CLIP EDITION 5.99 39.99 BULLY 8.99 14.99 BURNOUT PARADISE REMASTERED 7.99 19.99 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE REMASTERED 15.99 39.99 CALL OF DUTY: MWR VARIETY MAP PACK 5.99 14.99 CAPCOM BEAT ‘EM UP BUNDLE 9.99 19.99 CASTLESTORM DEFINITIVE EDITION 2.99 14.99 CASTLEVANIA ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 9.99 19.99 CASTLEVANIA REQUIEM: SYMPHONY OF THE NIGHT AND RONDO OF BLOOD 9.99 19.99 CATHERINE: FULL BODY 29.99 59.99 CATHERINE: FULL BODY BONUS CONTENT BUNDLE 14.99 24.99 CATHERINE: FULL BODY DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION 39.99 79.99 CEL DAMAGE HD 2.99 9.99 CLASSICS PS4 BUNDLE 14.99 19.99 CONTRA ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 9.99 19.99 CRASH BANDICOOT N. SANE TRILOGY 19.99 39.99 DARK CLOUD (PS2) 9.89 14.99 DARK CLOUD 2 (PS2) 9.89 14.99 DARK SOULS: REMASTERED 23.99 39.99 DARKSIDERS II DEATHINITIVE EDITION 7.49 29.99 DARKSIDERS WARMASTERED EDITION 4.99 19.99 DEAD RISING 5.99 19.99 DEAD RISING 2 5.99 19.99 DEAD RISING 2 OFF THE RECORD 5.99 19.99 DEAD RISING TRIPLE PACK 14.87 59.49 DESTROY ALL HUMANS! 6.99 19.99 DESTROY ALL HUMANS! 2 6.99 19.99 DEVIL MAY CRY 4 SPECIAL EDITION 7.49 24.99 DEVIL MAY CRY 4 SPECIAL EDITION DEMON HUNTER BUNDLE 8.99 35.99 DISNEY CLASSIC GAMES: ALADDIN AND THE LION KING 19.49 29.99 DMC DEVIL MAY CRY: DEFINITIVE EDITION 9.99 39.99 DOOM (1993) 2.49 4.99 DOOM 3 (2004) 4.99 9.99 DOOM II (1994) 2.49 4.99 DRAGON SINKER 7.49 14.99 DRAGON’S CROWN PRO 13.99 19.99 DRAGON’S DOGMA: DARK ARISEN 14.99 29.99 DUKE NUKEM 3D: 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR 2.99 19.99 FATAL FURY BATTLE ARCHIVES VOL.2 (PS2 CLASSIC) 4.49 14.99 FLASHBACK 8.74 24.99 FU’UN SUPER COMBO (PS2) 4.49 14.99 GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES 4.49 14.99 GAUNTLET: SLAYER EDITION 4.99 19.99 GRAND THEFT AUTO III 8.99 14.99 GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS 10.04 14.99 GRAND THEFT AUTO: THE TRILOGY 17.49 34.99 GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY 8.99 14.99 HARVEST MOON: A WONDERFUL LIFE SPECIAL EDITION (PS2) 6.74 14.99 HARVEST MOON: SAVE THE HOMELAND (PS2) 6.74 14.99 HITMAN HD ENHANCED COLLECTION 23.99 59.99 HYPER SENTINEL 6.49 12.99 KING’S QUEST: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION 5.99 29.99 LEGEND OF KAY ANNIVERSARY 5.99 29.99 MANHUNT 8.99 14.99 MARK OF THE NINJA: REMASTERED 9.99 19.99 MAX PAYNE 8.99 14.99 MEGA MAN 30TH ANNIVERSARY BUNDLE 40.19 59.99 MEGA MAN LEGACY COLLECTION 5.99 14.99 MEGA MAN LEGACY COLLECTION 1 AND 2 COMBO PACK 14.99 29.99 MEGA MAN LEGACY COLLECTION 2 9.99 19.99 MEGA MAN X LEGACY COLLECTION 9.99 19.99 MEGA MAN X LEGACY COLLECTION 1+2 19.99 39.99 MEGA MAN X LEGACY COLLECTION 2 9.99 19.99 MEGAMAN 11 14.99 29.99 METAL SLUG 3 4.49 14.99 METAL SLUG ANTHOLOGY (PS2 CLASSIC) 9.99 19.99 METAL SLUG XX 9.99 19.99 METRO 2033 REDUX 3.99 19.99 METRO REDUX 5.99 29.99 METRO: LAST LIGHT REDUX 3.99 19.99 NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH 29.99 49.99 ODIN SPHERE LEIFTHRASIR 23.99 59.99 OKAMI HD 9.99 19.99 ONIMUSHA: WARLORDS 11.99 19.99 OWLBOY 12.49 24.99 PAC-MAN 256 1.99 4.99 PAC-MAN CHAMPION EDITION 2 3.89 12.99 PARAPPA THE RAPPER 2 (PS2) 7.49 9.99 PATAPON REMASTERED 11.24 14.99 PHOENIX WRIGHT: ACE ATTORNEY TRILOGY 19.79 29.99 PROTOTYPE 7.49 29.99 PROTOTYPE 2 9.99 39.99 PROTOTYPE BIOHAZARD BUNDLE 12.49 49.99 PUYO PUYO CHAMPIONS 3.99 9.99 RED DEAD REVOLVER 8.99 14.99 RED FACTION 6.74 14.99 RED FACTION GUERRILLA RE-MARS-TERED 11.99 29.99 RED FACTION II (PS2) 6.74 14.99 RESIDENT EVIL 7.99 19.99 RESIDENT EVIL 0 7.99 19.99 RESIDENT EVIL 2 DELUXE EDITION 23.09 69.99 RESIDENT EVIL 4 7.99 19.99 RESIDENT EVIL 5 7.99 19.99 RESIDENT EVIL 6 7.99 19.99 RESIDENT EVIL CODE VERONICA X (PS2) 7.49 14.99 RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS 7.99 19.99 RESIDENT EVIL TRIPLE PACK 23.79 59.49 RESIDENT EVIL: DELUXE ORIGINS BUNDLE 15.99 39.99 ROGUE GALAXY (PS2) 9.89 14.99 SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL 4.49 14.99 SAMURAI SHODOWN VI (PS2) 3.74 14.99 SHADOW OF THE BEAST 14.99 19.99 SHENMUE I & II 20.99 29.99 SHINING RESONANCE REFRAIN 11.99 29.99 SNIPER ELITE V2 REMASTERED 19.24 34.99 SONIC MANIA 9.99 19.99 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY 19.99 39.99 STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTER 4.99 9.99 STAR WARS JEDI KNIGHT II: JEDI OUTCAST 7.99 9.99 STAR WARS JEDI STARFIGHTER 4.99 9.99 STAR WARS RACER REVENGE 4.99 9.99 STRANGER THINGS 3: THE GAME 4.99 19.99 STREET FIGHTER: 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION 19.99 39.99 STRIDER 2.99 14.99 SUPER BOMBERMAN R 14.79 39.99 SUPER MONKEY BALL: BANANA BLITZ HD 29.99 39.99 SUPER STAR WARS 3.99 9.99 TEAM SONIC RACING 19.99 39.99 THE DISNEY AFTERNOON COLLECTION 4.99 19.99 THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’97 GLOBAL MATCH 4.49 14.99 THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’98 ULTIMATE MATCH (PS2) 4.49 14.99 THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000 3.99 9.99 THE KING OF FIGHTERS COLLECTION: THE OROCHI SAGA (PS2) 4.49 14.99 THE LAST BLADE 2 4.49 14.99 THE RAVEN REMASTERED 11.99 29.99 THE WARRIORS 8.99 14.99 THE YAKUZA ORIGINS DIGITAL BUNDLE 34.99 49.99 TOEJAM & EARL: BACK IN THE GROOVE 8.99 14.99 TOKI – JUJU DENSETSU 6.99 19.99 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION 4.49 29.99 ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 9.99 24.99 ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV 12.49 24.99 VALKYRIA CHRONICLES REMASTERED 9.99 19.99 VERTICAL DROP HEROES HD 3.99 9.99 WILD ARMS 3 (PS2) 11.24 14.99 ZONE OF THE ENDERS: THE 2ND RUNNER – M∀RS (VR) 9.89 29.99 PS3 Games Title $Sale $Original BLOOD OMEN: LEGACY OF KAIN (PSONE CLASSIC) 1.19 5.99 BREATH OF FIRE IV (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 CEL DAMAGE HD 2.99 9.99 CYBERBOTS FULLMETAL MADNESS (PSONE IMPORT) 2.09 5.99 DARKSTALKERS (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 DINO CRISIS (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 DINO CRISIS 2 (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER (PSONE CLASSIC) 1.19 5.99 MEGA MAN 8 (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 MEGA MAN LEGENDS (PSONE CLASSIC) 1.99 9.99 MEGA MAN LEGENDS 2 (PSONE CLASSIC) 1.99 9.99 MEGA MAN X4 (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 MEGA MAN X5 (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 POCKET FIGHTER (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 RESIDENT EVIL 2 (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 RESIDENT EVIL 3: NEMESIS (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 RESIDENT EVIL DIRECTOR’S CUT (PSONE CLASSIC) 1.99 9.99 RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS 2 DELUXE EDITION 5.99 29.99 RESIDENT EVIL: CHRONICLES HD COLLECTION 5.39 26.99 STAR WARS BOUNTY HUNTER (PS2 CLASSIC) 4.99 9.99 STAR WARS: RACER REVENGE (PS2 CLASSIC) 4.99 9.99 STREET FIGHTER ALPHA (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 STREET FIGHTER ALPHA 2 (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 STRIDER 2 (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 THE MISADVENTURES OF TRON BONNE (PSONE CLASSIC) 2.09 5.99 TOMB RAIDER (PSONE CLASSIC) 1.49 9.99 TOMB RAIDER 2 (PSONE CLASSIC) 0.89 5.99 TOMB RAIDER III 0.89 5.99 TOMB RAIDER III (PSONE CLASSIC) 0.89 5.99 TOMB RAIDER: ANNIVERSARY 1.94 12.99 TOMB RAIDER: THE LAST REVELATION (PS3/PSP/PS Vita) 0.89 5.99 TOMB RAIDER: THE LAST REVELATION (PSONE CLASSIC) 0.89 5.99 ULTIMATE ACTION TRIPLE PACK 8.99 29.99 PS Vita Games Title $Sale $Original CEL DAMAGE HD 2.99 9.99 DRAGON SINKER 7.49 14.99 Note: All pricing is for U.S. only and subject to change. 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  13. Last week we asked players to paint the town red…or at least find red-hued moments from their favorite games. From neon lights to flame-colored cars, you shared red hot moments using #PS4share and #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights: Nothing says red more than the Sith, like in this Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order share by fabianhazuki. DarkLinkN7 shared a skin-cracking red shot from Days Gone. Kratos always looks good in red, like this God of War share by kratosmemories. Nick_Baker777 shares this red hot shot from Gran Turismo Sport. TheFourthFocus shares a deliciously red shot moment from Bound. tidymice shares this gripping shot from Doom. 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: Valentine’s Day Share by: 9am Pacific on Wednesday, February 12 Next week, spread a little love for Valentine’s Day and share heart-filled, loving moments from the game of your choice using #PS4share and #PSBlog for a chance to be featured. View the full article
  14. Hello! Let’s dive into January’s PlayStation Store charts. Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare were the big winners on PS4, followed closely by the debut of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is still hanging on, too, likely bolstered by ongoing interest in the success of the franchise’s TV series. Beat Saber, Superhot, and Job Simulator sit atop the PlayStation VR chart, while Fortnite and newcomer Darwin Project clash at the top of the Free to Play list. What are you playing so far this year? Any big February releases you’re looking forward to? PS4 Games 1 Grand Theft Auto V 2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT 4 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition 5 STAR WARS Battlefront II 6 Madden NFL 20 7 Minecraft 8 EA SPORTS UFC 3 9 STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order 10 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION 11 NBA 2K20 12 God of War 13 Need for Speed Heat 14 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE 15 Red Dead Redemption 2 16 Rocket League 17 RESIDENT EVIL 2 18 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 19 Need for Speed Payback 20 Marvel’s Spider-Man PS VR Games 1 Beat Saber 2 SUPERHOT VR 3 Job Simulator 4 Arizona Sunshine 5 Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality 6 Creed: Rise to Glory 7 DOOM VFR 8 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR 9 Vacation Simulator 10 Drunkn Bar Fight Free-to-Play Games 1 Fortnite 2 Darwin Project 3 Cuisine Royale 4 Apex Legends 5 Brawlhalla 6 Dauntless 7 WARFRAME 8 Paladins 9 DC Universe Online 10 H1Z1: Battle Royale DLC and Expansions 1 Fortnite – The Wavebreaker Pack 2 KINGDOM HEARTS III Re Mind 3 Fortnite – Polar Legends Pack 4 GTA Online: Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack 5 STAR WARS Battlefront II: Celebration Edition Upgrade 6 Fortnite – Frozen Legends Pack 7 Fortnite: Save the World – Standard Founder’s Pack 8 KINGDOM HEARTS III Re Mind + Concert Video 9 Fortnite – Darkfire Bundle 10 Destiny 2: Shadowkeep View the full article
  15. You, you, and you! Everyone can be a critic during PlayStation Store’s Critics’ Choice Sale. Starting tomorrow, save up to 50 percent with two weeks of deals on critically acclaimed titles past and present. Forge a path to vengeance in 2019’s Game of the Year Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, reconnect a broken society in visually stunning Death Stranding, battle an otherworldly threat in supernatural-thriller Control and more. Check out the full lineup below, then head over to PS Store bright and early tomorrow morning. The Critics Choice Sale ends February 18. PS4 Games Title $Sale $Original A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE $24.99 $49.99 ASSASSIN’S CREDE LEGACY OF THE FIRST BLADE $12.49 $24.99 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY $14.99 $59.99 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY DELUXE EDITION $19.99 $79.99 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY GOLD EDITION $24.99 $99.99 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY SEASON PASS $19.99 $39.99 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY THE FATE OF ATLANTIS $12.49 $24.99 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY ULTIMATE EDITION $29.99 $119.99 ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSION $17.99 $19.99 BATTLEFIELD 1 REVOLUTION $7.99 $39.99 BATTLEFIELD 4 $6.99 $19.99 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE ULTIMATE EDITION $15.99 $39.99 BATTLEFIELD V YEAR 2 EDITION $24.99 $49.99 BLASPHEMOUS $14.99 $24.99 BLOOD & TRUTH $19.99 $39.99 BORDERLANDS 3 $29.99 $59.99 BORDERLANDS 3 SUPER DELUXE EDITION $49.99 $99.99 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE – BATTLE PASS ED. $63.99 $79.99 CONCRETE GENIE $17.99 $29.99 CONCRETE GENIE – DELUXE BUNDLE $5.99 $9.99 CONTROL $35.99 $59.99 CONTROL DELUXE PRE-ORDER BUNDLE $47.99 $79.99 CONTROL SEASON PASS $14.99 $24.99 CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED $23.99 $39.99 CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED – NITROS OXIDE EDITION $35.99 $59.99 DAYS GONE $19.99 $39.99 DAYS GONE DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $24.99 $49.99 DEAD OR ALIVE 6 $23.99 $59.99 DEAD OR ALIVE 6 DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $31.99 $79.99 DEAD OR ALIVE 6: SEASON PASS 1 $69.74 $92.99 DEATH STRANDING $35.99 $59.99 DEATH STRANDING DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $47.99 $79.99 DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN $14.99 $19.99 DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $22.49 $29.99 DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED $4.49 $29.99 DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – ASSAULT PACK $1.24 $4.99 DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $6.74 $44.99 DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – SEASON PASS $2.99 $14.99 DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – TACTICAL PACK $1.24 $4.99 DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED: DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – A CRIMINAL PAST $2.39 $11.99 DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED: DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – SYSTEM RIFT $2.39 $11.99 DEVIL MAY CRY 5 – IN-GAME UNLOCK BUNDLE $7.99 $9.99 DEVIL MAY CRY 5 – SUPER CHARACTER 3-PACK $6.39 $7.99 DEVIL MAY CRY 5 (WITH RED ORBS) $19.79 $59.99 DEVIL MAY CRY 5 DELUXE EDITION (WITH RED ORBS) $23.09 $69.99 DEVIL MAY CRY 5 DELUXE UPGRADE $7.49 $14.99 DIRT RALLY 2.0 $17.99 $59.99 DIRT RALLY 2.0 – DIGITAL DELUXE $23.99 $79.99 DIRT RALLY 2.0 – SUPER DELUXE EDITION $49.99 $99.99 DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ $14.99 $59.99 DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ – FIGHTERZ EDITION $23.74 $94.99 DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ – ULTIMATE EDITION $27.49 $109.99 EA FAMILY BUNDLE $9.99 $39.99 EA SPORTS FIFA 20 $23.99 $59.99 EA SPORTS FIFA 20 CHAMPIONS EDITION $31.99 $79.99 EA SPORTS FIFA 20 ULTIMATE EDITION $39.99 $99.99 F1 2019 $23.99 $59.99 F1 2019 LEGENDS EDITION SENNA AND PROST $27.99 $69.99 FALLOUT 4 GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION $23.99 $59.99 FAR CRY 5 $14.99 $59.99 FAR CRY 5 SEASON PASS $14.99 $29.99 FAR CRY NEW DAWN COMPLETE EDITION $29.99 $99.99 FAR CRY NEW DAWN DELUXE EDITION $19.99 $49.99 FAR CRY NEW DAWN ULTIMATE EDITION $38.99 $129.99 GRAND THEFT AUTO V: PREMIUM ONLINE EDITION $14.99 $29.99 GRID $17.99 $- GRID LAUNCH EDITION $25.49 $84.99 HITMAN 2 – EXPANSION PASS $11.99 $59.99 HITMAN 2 – GOLD EDITION $29.99 $99.99 INJUSTICE 2 $11.99 $39.99 JUMP FORCE $29.99 $59.99 JUMP FORCE – DELUXE EDITION $44.99 $89.99 JUMP FORCE – ULTIMATE EDITION $49.99 $99.99 JUST CAUSE 3 – XXL EDITION $7.49 $29.99 JUST CAUSE 4 – COMPLETE EDITION $24.49 $69.99 JUST CAUSE 4 – EXPANSION PASS $14.99 $29.99 JUST CAUSE 4 – GOLD EDITION $20.99 $59.99 JUST CAUSE 4 – RELOADED $13.99 $39.99 MARVEL VS CAPCOM: INFINITE – STANDARD EDITION $9.99 $39.99 MARVEL VS CAPCOM: INFINITE CHARACTER PASS $9.89 $29.99 MARVEL VS CAPCOM: INFINITE DELUXE EDITION $23.99 $59.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – AVENGING ARMY COSTUME PACK $4.79 $11.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – BLACK PANTHER $3.99 $7.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – BLACK WIDOW $5.59 $7.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – COSMIC CRUSADERS COSTUME PACK $4.79 $11.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – MONSTER HUNTER $3.99 $7.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – MYSTIC MASTERS COSTUME PACK $4.79 $11.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – SIGMA $3.99 $7.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – VENOM $5.59 $7.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – WINTER SOLDIER $5.59 $7.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE – WORLD WARRIORS COSTUME PACK $4.79 $11.99 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE PREMIUM COSTUME PASS $9.89 $29.99 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION $19.99 $39.99 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: SILVER LINING $4.99 $9.99 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS $12.49 $24.99 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: THE HEIST $4.99 $9.99 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: TURF WARS $4.99 $9.99 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA – STANDARD RECRUIT EDITION $7.49 $29.99 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA -DELUXE RECRUIT EDITION $7.99 $39.99 MHWI – CHARACTER AND PALICO EDIT VOUCHER: THREE-VOUCHER PACK $6.69 $9.99 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR $14.99 $49.99 MIRROR’S EDGE CATALYST $4.99 $19.99 MONSTER HUNTER WORLD: ICEBORNE $29.99 $39.99 MONSTER HUNTER WORLD: ICEBORNE DIGITAL DELUXE $37.49 $49.99 MONSTER HUNTER WORLD: ICEBORNE MASTER EDITION $40.19 $59.99 MONSTER HUNTER WORLD: ICEBORNE MASTER EDITION DIGITAL DELUXE $46.89 $69.99 MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD $14.99 $29.99 MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD – COMPLETE GESTURE PACK $21.24 $24.99 MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD – COMPLETE HANDLER COSTUME PACK $11.99 $14.99 MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD – COMPLETE STICKER PACK $7.99 $9.99 MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD – DELUXE KIT $6.69 $9.99 MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD – DLC COLLECTION $33.99 $39.99 NEED FOR SPEED DELUXE EDITION $9.99 $24.99 NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK $5.99 $19.99 OVERWATCH LEGENDARY EDITION $19.79 $59.99 PILLARS OF ETERNITY: COMPLETE EDITION $12.49 $49.99 PROJECT CARS 2 $14.99 $59.99 PROJECT CARS 2 DELUXE EDITION $22.49 $89.99 RAINBOW SIX SIEGE DELUXE EDITION $9.99 $39.99 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 $29.99 $59.99 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2: SPECIAL EDITION $35.99 $79.99 RESIDENT EVIL 2 $19.79 $59.99 RESIDENT EVIL 2 ALL IN-GAME REWARDS UNLOCK $1.99 $4.99 RESIDENT EVIL 2 EXTRA DLC PACK $11.24 $14.99 SEA OF SOLITUDE $7.99 $19.99 SEKIRO $38.99 $59.99 SOULCALIBUR VI $14.99 $59.99 SOULCALIBUR VI DELUXE EDITION $22.49 $89.99 SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE $14.99 $49.99 SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE GOLD EDITION $23.99 $79.99 SOUTH PARK: THE VIDEO GAME COLLECTION $23.09 $69.99 STONE SEEKERS $4.79 $11.99 SUPERHOT $9.99 $24.99 SUPERHOT VR $14.99 $24.99 SUPERHOT VR BUNDLE $15.99 $39.99 THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT $11.99 $39.99 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE GOLD EDITION $24.49 $69.99 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE ULTIMATE EDITION $38.49 $109.99 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE YEAR 4 PASS $14.99 $29.99 UNRAVEL YARNY BUNDLE $11.99 $29.99 WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS $19.79 $59.99 WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $13.19 $39.99 WRECKFEST $27.99 $39.99 WRECKFEST DELUXE EDITION $38.99 $59.99 Note: All pricing is for U.S. only and subject to change. 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  16. We’re excited to confirm that Early Access Dreamers will upgrade to the launch version of Dreams ahead of the February 14 launch date. We’ll be releasing a Creator Patch update on February 11 that gives those players access to all the new content in Dreams from 12pm GMT (4am Pacific time). Following this Creator Patch, players will be able to play and enjoy all the new features coming with the official launch of Dreams! The team here have been busy bees since Early Access launched and we’re excited to be able to confirm the major changes from February 11: Content We’re releasing Art’s Dream! This feature film length adventure follows former jazz musician Art as he dreams about his life, past and present, and realizes he needs to make amends with his fellow bandmates. The journey takes him through a series of dream-like situations involving him and a whole cast of wonderful fantasy characters, such as D-Bug, a helpful little robot with an electric personality and Frances, a hammer wielding teddy bear. Will he get his shot at redemption, or will his dreams become nightmares? New Creator Kits You’ll also get access to the Art’s Dream creation kits, allowing you to make your own dreams with our noir, sci-fi, and fantasy creations. There are also two new kits to use in DreamShaping and your Homespaces: Welcome Home Ancient Temple New Homespace Introduction You’ll also find a new intro to the homespace area and quite a few new tutorials and how-to videos in the Workshop! Updated UI The UI we implemented for DreamSurfing is also a significant update coming to DreamShaping which should make it easier to find content and collections to create with. Creation Now, we know our voracious creators in Early Access are dying to know what’s changed in the tools. We’ve added better thermometer tools (level analysis and heatmaps), camera bookmarks and a whole new control scheme that uses left and right sticks, not the motion sensor function, for players who prefer that option. We’ve also done a lot under the hood – our best guess for how many changes have been made between the start of Early Access and now is… well… 18,000?! We’ve deployed bug fixes (much of it based on your feedback, thank you!) and added polish across the game as well as a host of smaller changes. Thank you for supporting us in Early Access — we can’t wait to welcome you to the new improved Dreamiverse, ahead of schedule, on February 11! Xx Mm View the full article
  17. Hello, PlayStation Now fans! February is here, and that means a new batch of PlayStation 4 games joining the PlayStation Now library. Starting today, PS Now subscribers can enjoy The Evil Within, Lego Worlds, and Cities: Skylines, which will be available to stream and download on PS Now. These titles will join the PlayStation Now library of more than 800 PS4, PS3, and PS2 games in all. Developed by Shinji Mikami and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension. With limited resources at your disposal, you’ll fight for survival and experience profound fear in this perfect blend of horror and action. (Available to download (PS4 system only) and stream.) Lego Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of Lego bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with Lego models. Create anything you can imagine one brick at a time, or use large-scale landscaping tools and pre-fabricated structures customize any world to your liking. Explore using helicopters, dragons, motorbikes or even gorillas. In Lego Worlds, anything is possible! (Available to download (PS4 system only) and stream through August 4, 2020.) In Cities: Skylines, build the city of your dreams and watch it flourish. Bring on a smog-filled industrial revolution or create a quiet beach town ideal for tourists powered by renewable energy. As the mayor of your city, you’ll be faced with balancing essential requirements and helping the economy thrive. (Available to download (PS4 system only) and stream) Don’t forget to check out January’s lineup of games including Horizon Zero Dawn and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which are available until April 7, 2020. You can also catch up on PUBG, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, and Formula 1 2019, which are available until March 2, 2020. If you haven’t tried PlayStation Now yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a spin with the seven-day free trial* for PS4 and PC. We reset the trial in January, so anyone not subscribed or not in a trial on or after January 16 can try the service and the latest additions for seven days, even if you previously had a paid or trial subscription. Download the more than 300 PS4 (and PS2) games in the service to play on your PS4 or PS4 Pro system, or stream any of the 800+ PS2, PS3, and PS4 games to your PS4 or PC. And with our new low prices, you can jump into the action for just $9.99 monthly** or $59.99 yearly***. Stay tuned for more updates on PS Now. Happy gaming! *Terms apply. New Subscribers only. Credit card or PayPal required. See here for details. **Ongoing subscription with a $9.99 (+applicable tax) recurring fee charged every month until canceled. Other terms apply. See here for details. ***Ongoing subscription with a $59.99 (+applicable tax) recurring fee charged every 12 months until canceled. Other terms apply. See here for details. View the full article
  18. Hi everyone — my name’s Jason Kingsley and I’m the Creative Director and Co-founder of Rebellion. I’m delighted to be back at PlayStation.Blog the day Zombie Army 4: Dead War launches on PS4! It’s almost five years ago to the day my first PS Blog post got published, and oddly enough that was all about Zombie Army Trilogy. It was so exciting to see PlayStation players fall in love with our crazy 1-4 player Sniper Elite spinoff. Loads of you teamed up to gun down Hitler’s hordes of the damned. Were you one of those who sent the demon Fuhrer to the pits of hell? Play Video The Dead War Rages On Zombie Army 4 is bigger, deadlier and dare I say even crazier than what came before. The Dead War continues in a diabolical story campaign, again for 1-4 players. Not only do the damned still roam the Earth, but they’ve developed strange new powers. You’ll face all manner of monstrosity, from fast-paced crawlers to zombie snipers, flamethrower-wielding elites to undead-summoning generals, and even zombie tanks. Oh, and zombie sharks for that matter! A greater threat demands stronger resistance. In Zombie Army 4 we’ve introduced a range of special supercharged abilities. Deploy a long-range overkill to take out multiple zombies with just one bullet, go into slow-mo to tear through undead, or line up a rapid-fire chain of pistol headshots! Maybe you prefer things up close and personal — take out zombies with brutal executions and use special melee attacks to control the crowd. That’s on top of the lethal array of environmental traps and deployable items to hand, elemental attachments for your weapons and tons of other additions. Progress through the massive levels of our challenging story campaign and you’ll rank up, unlocking even more new goodies to play around with. You can build the slayer you want with our brand new perks system, upgrade your arsenal into death-dealing super-weapons, and apply modifiers to items like grenades and trip mines. Despite all these additions, we’ve held onto the 80s horror movie aesthetic, shambling but deadly zombies, and grindhouse arcade third-person shooting that you all fell in love with in Zombie Army Trilogy. Zombie Army 4, just like Zombie Army Trilogy, is an absolute romp of a video game! Beware the Hell Cult I do have one juicy titbit to offer before I go, though. We’ve already announced some of our post-launch plans for Season 1 of Zombie Army 4 — check out trailer teasing the season’s three-part story campaign, “Hell Cult,” and the bucket-load of brand new content also coming in the first season. I’m really excited about Hell Cult, though. The story offers a fascinating new turn for the Zombie Army series, and it takes you and your fellow dead-hunters to extraordinary new realms of chaos. I can’t say too much without spoiling things, but I think you’re all going to really enjoy it. I’ve probably said too much so I’ll stop there! Until then, I hope you have an amazing time with Zombie Army 4. Our whole studio has put our souls (of the damned!) into the game. Now the Dead War is finally upon us — see you on the battlefield! View the full article
  19. Hey guys! Damoun Shabestari (aka Shabs) here, Game Director on Firewall Zero Hour*, the team-based multiplayer shooter exclusive to PS VR. We hope you’re all having a great start to the year! Here at First Contact Entertainment, we’ve been excited to welcome so many new players to the game over the holidays. We’re continuing that momentum by kicking off the year in a big way–with Firewall Zero Hour included as a February PS Plus free game, and today’s launch of Firewall Zero Hour’s fourth season, Operation: Black Dawn! We’re absolutely psyched to be bringing the game to a wider audience — and with a fresh content drop to boot. Here’s a full rundown on everything you’ll be seeing in Firewall Zero Hour’s Operation: Black Dawn, beginning today: New Map Operation: Black Dawn launches with a brand new map, Oil Rig, available for free for all players. Set at nighttime, on an oil rig in the Caspian Sea, you’ll want to keep an eye out for enemies in the close quarter sections of this rig. Lots of unique cover points to take advantage of, as well as dangerous engagement zones. Players will also find themselves immediately in this scene when loading up the game, as the Oil Rig is the new Lobby environment during Operation: Black Dawn. New Contractor This season brings a brand new Contractor to the roster: Saul. Saul and his Skill are available to Operation: Black Dawn Op Pass holders.** Saul hails from Spain, having grown up in the coastal city of Huelva. An expert on the open water, he enlisted in a Spanish military academy and was later handpicked to join the special forces. His Skill of “Tactician” allows players the ability to pick up planted equipment. Players who enjoy playing tactically are sure to be big fans of this Skill! New Cosmetic Rewards There are 25 new cosmetic Rewards available this season. Upon completion of Missions, a variety of different trinkets, face paints, and camo skins can be equipped by players. In addition to Free Mission Rewards, Operation: Black Dawn Op Pass** holders have access to Premium and Bonus Mission Rewards. This season also marks the first time that graphic reticles for weapons will be available as Rewards for players in Free, Premium, and Bonus missions! New Weapon Arriving in Operation: Black Dawn is a brand new weapon, the Custom X-MR, available to all players upon completion of the Free Mission starting February 4. The Custom X-MR is a fully-automatic SMG that packs a punch — perfect for the short-range engagements that you’ll come across on the Oil Rig! New Legendary Weapon Skin The Legendary Weapon Skin of Operation: Black Dawn is Saul’s CQB — available to Operation: Black Dawn Op Pass holders** who complete all Free, Premium and Bonus Missions in Operation: Black Dawn (a total of 24 Missions) and redeemed for 250,000 Crypto. New Operation: Black Dawn Op Pass and Hack Key Bundles The Operation: Black Dawn Op Pass** allows players access to 16 additional Mission cosmetic Rewards, plus access to the new Contractor Saul, and the ability to unlock the Legendary Weapon Skin after completion of all 24 Missions this season. Hack Keys can be used to instantly complete any Operational Mission and receive its cosmetic Reward — a great option for players who don’t have as much time to play as they would like. If you have any Hack Keys left over from last season (Operation: Heartland), you can use them on Missions this season (Operation: Black Dawn). Thanks to community feedback, we’re excited to offer new tiers of Operation: Black Dawn Op Pass** and Hack Key bundles in the PlayStation store this season: Firewall Zero Hour – Operation: Black Dawn Op Pass + 25 Hack Keys ($24.99) Firewall Zero Hour – Operation: Black Dawn Op Pass + 5 Hack Keys ($9.99) Firewall Zero Hour – Operation: Black Dawn Op Pass + 1 Hack Key ($5.99) Firewall Zero Hour – 5 Hack Keys Pack ($4.99) Firewall Zero Hour Digital Deluxe Edition and Deluxe Pack As a reminder, Firewall Zero Hour’s Deluxe Pack recently became available on PlayStation Store, released in conjunction with the Digital Deluxe Edition. Great as an add-on for those newer to the game, the Deluxe Pack features some of the most popular Contractors, skins, and face paints released for Firewall Zero Hour since launch. The Deluxe Pack ($19.99) includes the following: Contractors: Jag, Nash, Node, Ruby, Lynx, Kane, Proxy Camo Skins: Banana, Bella, Dark Carbon, Fractal, Graffik, Lava, Snakeskin, Sunset Face Paints: Aztec, Clownface, Eagle, Fierce, Janus, Kiwi, Rotten Weapon Skins: Banana, Bella, Dark Carbon, Fractal, Graffik, Lava, Snakeskin, Sunset Whew! Contractors, you’ve got your work cut out for you. We’re amped to be welcoming even more of the PlayStation community to the game this year. We can’t wait to hear your feedback on Operation: Black Dawn, and watch all the hilarious and unpredictable streams with so many new players joining the fray. Our community has been amazing since Firewall Zero Hour’s launch in 2018. Thanks for your continued support and great feedback! We’ll see you online, Contractors! – Shabs * An internet connection is required for all modes of Firewall Zero Hour, including Single Player Training Mode. An active PS Plus membership is required for Multiplayer Training and Multiplayer Contract modes. **Operation: Black Dawn Op Passes, sold separately available at PlayStation Store. PS4 system, PlayStation VR and PlayStation Camera are required to experience VR functionality. View the full article
  20. Hey Movers! SMG Art Team here — with Moving Out launching April 28, we thought we’d share the story behind the creation of some of the characters you’ll get to play in this couch co-op, moving game full of comedy, color, and chaos. We’ll break down the process so you can get a first-hand look at the design work we do, and how we take our wacky ideas and turn them into something you can actually move. Characters are how you experience the world of Moving Out, so sit tight as we jump right into the character design process! In the beginning, we get to be super creative — any and all ideas are welcome, and it’s not limited to the art team. At SMG, we think everyone has great ideas, so we sit down together and brainstorm. The best part of this process is how we can really bounce off each other. Fish bowls turn into actual fish for heads. What eats fish? Birds. Eagles are birds, and chickens — what’s with the funny way that chicken’s heads don’t move when their bodies do? Hmm… chickens lay eggs. OH! Dragons!!! DRAGON EGGS! Eggs… all this talk of eggs, now I’m hungry. Oooo oooooh!! SANDWICH HEADS! This stream of consciousness and collaborative thinking really helps to define our scope. Practically, we took notes. We did have some considerations which helped us reduce the list later on — we wanted to have characters that had the potential for expressive elements, things like tails or particle effects. We also wanted to make sure we had a good cross-section of different character types. With a short-list in hand, we drew up the ideas so we could get a rough visual of what each character could look like. We knew early on that we’d need the character’s hands to be clearly visible; it’s a big game play consideration, and it really shaped how we approached the character’s body design, so we locked that down pretty early. Character heads, on the other hand were still up for debate! So once the 2D drawings were circulated, in true democratic fashion, we held an internal vote. After the vote, the 2D drawings were fleshed out with some more detailed 2D paintings. And voila! Character concepts for the team to build in 3D and iterate on! Once we jump into 3D space, we start with a rough model. Here we get to play with the shapes and forms and can test for the first time if an idea will truly work. To know for sure, we drop the model into the game engine to test it in situ. With a clear idea about what’s working and what’s not, we iterate and refine the model. To get a better idea of this, we can use Cam as a case study. After the first block in, we changed the orientation of the eyes, added patterns to their ridge and played around with different tongue lengths and positions. We also played with various colors because we had character customization in mind. Now, after locking down a character design, we get to rig it up so any unique elements can come to life. Most of the faces used blend shapes or had a rig for the jaw. Sometimes a character called for both, and physics elements featured heavily too. It took some wrangling to make each character as you see it, but it’s the custom nature of each character that really makes them stand out! Another really important element is the way the characters’ bodies move. So much of it is physics driven, but we also animated the rigs for cycles like running and slapping, with animations to support all of our wheelchair and non-wheelchair customizations. We tried out different idle animations too, and like everything, we iterated and culled as we developed more of the game. Something the whole team was passionate about was representation for the human characters. It was really important to us that players could create characters they could self-identify with, so we were excited to include a wide range of customization options. The non-human characters also had customizable options, such plant options for Herbie, and different breaded options for Rye-Yu. Waffles, anyone? Brainstorming for these variants was lots of fun too. On top of the character variants, we also crafted a bunch of hats to work across all the characters — this required a custom bone system — but we wanted everyone to have the chance to participate in the overall character silliness. The characters were all lots of fun to make and it was really satisfying to go through the whole creation process. There’s nothing quite like creating something out of nothing, and we’re all super proud of the variation and the scope of the characters we’ve brought to life. We hope you have as much fun playing your characters as we had in making them! SMG Art Team, moving out! View the full article
  21. If you watched our full-length documentary, Raising Kratos, you got a glimpse into our journey reinventing this franchise. It should be no surprise, we have plenty of intriguing, untold stories left to tell that dig deeper into the development of God of War. Thus, we’re proud to continue in partnership with the PlayStation Blogcast, a Santa Monica Studio limited podcast miniseries, Worlds Collide. In each episode of Worlds Collide, we’ll bring together developers from different departments across our team, who collaborated on a feature that helped evolve God of War. These conversations will shine the Light of Alfheim on our studio culture and game development processes as if you’re right on the ground floor with us. If you missed Episode 1 & 2, fear not, you can download it from the PlayStation Blogcast page on any of your favorite podcast apps, or our earlier post here. Enjoy our latest episode below. Download full episode EPISODE #3 – “Raising Atreus for Battle” While we worked hard on developing his positioning, traversal, and progression, it was Atreus’ core combat system that became, perhaps, an even greater challenge. The design, tech, and animations of Atreus’ combat were meticulously planned for almost every imaginable gameplay situation, including how he interacted with Kratos in battle. In this episode of Worlds Collide, we bring together our Senior Staff Technical Combat Designer and Senior Animator to discuss how Atreus’ combat went from feeling mediocre to feeling empowering and eventful. Enjoy the show! Additionally, if you’d like to watch or read Hayato Yoshidome’s full GDC 2019 presentation on developing the combat tech of Atreus, please visit our studio site GDC page here. View the full article
  22. This month, PS4 Tournaments is introducing additional fan favorite titles, launching new seasons of current, on-going tournaments, and adding new prizing. New Games: NBA 2K20 and Soul Calibur VI begin this week. These games are part of the Challenger Series, which is seasonal — giving you the chance to come back to compete repeatedly. In each season, progress through stages to test your skills with a level playing field, earning rewards for your efforts. See how far you can go, then come back for the next season to see what new prizes you can win. New Seasons: The next seasons of Mortal Kombat 11 and EA Sports FIFA 20 Tournaments start this week. Don’t forget to compete if you haven’t yet or play again for a chance to become this season’s champion. Prizing: From Dynamic Themes to in game currency and real-world cash, the Challenger Series has rewarded thousands of gamers thus far. Now you have an opportunity to win vouchers for access to 1-month of PS Plus. Compete and win for this additional reward and progress through the competition stages for a chance to win the end of season grand prize. Remember, no matter your skill level, you will be able to compete against both friends and others in the PlayStation community from the comfort of your own home on your PS4 system. For more information on all PS4 Tournaments, visit the Competition Center at compete.playstation.com or playstation.com/tournaments. Sign up today*! *Restrictions apply. Active PS Plus membership required for most tournaments. Must be of eligible age and a resident of an eligible country. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. See full rules on each tournament’s sign up page. View the full article
  23. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics arrives tomorrow, and as you might have already guessed, that means you’re going to come face turn-based strategy battles with some of the most vile villains in all of fantasy: the Skeksis. If you’re not familiar with the series or the original movie, the Skeksis are the bad guys in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal — twisted, almost maniacal creatures who rule the world of Thra with an iron fist. But, because they are slowly dying out, they know their reign is coming to an end, and they are determined to stay in power… even if that means performing horrific experiments on their loyal Gelfling subjects! Once the truth comes out, the Gelfling clans find themselves mounting a resistance to their erstwhile Skeksis masters — which means that when you come up against them in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, you’re going to need to know what to expect! The Chamberlain While the Chamberlain can deliver some pretty serious blows in combat, the real danger he poses is that he can use “Please, Please” (his signature catch phrase) to Confuse some of your best heroes. And worse, he can use “Skeksis, Friend…” to convert Confused heroes to his side! Your best ally could suddenly become your worst enemy — so don’t count on any one hero to get you through a fight with the Chamberlain on the battlefield! The Hunter One of the most fearsome Skeksis around, the Hunter is fast and deadly. His “Leap Away” ability allows him to get out of reach… which he follows up with “Deadly Plunge,” leaping back to anywhere on the map and Stunning everybody in the nearby area. Between that combo and his “Cleave” ability, your best bet is to spread out to minimize damage… and even then, you might just have to sacrifice one of your heroes as a distraction. The General As his name suggests, the General is a master of strategy and tactics, meaning that he can use his “Command!” ability to let his allies take their turns immediately, or his “Intimidate” ability to reduce his opponents’ Attack and Defense, as well as Silence them (preventing them from using their own abilities). The General also hits harder than nearly any other Skeksis, so make sure you have a healer on hand! The Scientist Arguably the weakest of the Skeksis, the Scientist relies on his devices and alchemical concoctions — like “Explosive Cask” and “Salt the Earth” –to deal damage at long range or to Poison tiles, forcing heroes to choose between taking damage every turn, or going the long way around to reach their targets. Be sure you have someone on your team who can remove Negative Status Effects! That’s obviously not all of the Skeksis you’ll face, but those are the ones whose capabilities will be most evident to you right from the start. Sooner or later, though, you’ll have to battle the Emperor himself… and you’ll be in for the toughest fight yet! The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will be available at PlayStation Store starting tomorrow. View the full article
  24. Get ready for the Fortnite Celebration Cup — only on PS4. This Solos competition will take place on Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16, and is open to all eligible Fortnite players on your PlayStation 4 systems. During the Celebration Cup, players will have an opportunity to earn in-game items and cash prizes! On Day 1, February 15, top performing players on each regional leaderboard will have the opportunity to earn the following: Top 50% – “Take Cover” Spray Top 25% – “Wild Accent” Pickaxe Top 5% – “Tango” Outfit On Day 2, February 16, top performing players on each regional leaderboard will have the opportunity to win a share of the $1,000,000 prize pool. To participate, players need to make sure their Fortnite account is at level 15 and 2-Factor Authentication is enabled on their Epic account. For information on exact timing for your region, drop into Fortnite on your PS4 console and head to the “Compete” tab in-game for details on how and when to play. Start practicing today, and we’ll see you on February 15 for the tournament! Head here for official rules, and check out the Competition Center at compete.playstation.com for more information on other PS4 Tournaments. The Fortnite Celebration Cup is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Sony Interactive Entertainment. View the full article
  25. In the wake of the recent bushfires that have devastated communities across Australia, Sony Foundation Australia is hosting a Twitch fundraiser with the goal of raising funds to support young Australians affected by the bushfires. A few folks from PlayStation are joining to help support the cause… hope you can join us! The streaming campaign runs from today, February 1st to February 23rd. A number of PlayStation team members will host gameplay streams to support Sony Foundation Australia’s relief efforts. February 14 – Media Molecule from 4PM – 6PM (GMT) and the Dreams Community through the day February 19 – Naughty Dog from 10:30AM – 12:30PM (PT) February 20 – Insomniac Games’ President and Founder, Ted Price, from 1PM – 2:30PM (PT) February 21 – Sid Shuman (that’s me!) and Shuhei Yoshida team up for a joint stream For more information, including how you can help, please visit the official site. View the full article