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  1. Greetings! I’m Stefan Gagne, writer and project director at Fiction Factory Games. Today we’re thrilled to be announcing the release date of our visual novel, Arcade Spirits, coming to PlayStation 4 on May 1! Arcade Spirits is a narrative game which takes place in the alternate timeline of 20XX, in which the game industry crash of 1983 never happened and arcades never went away. You’ve joined the crew of the Funplex, a little local arcade, making friends and finding love with your co-workers and gamer regulars alike. Along the way, you’ll meet a diverse bunch of arcade enthusiasts, and be able to romance any one of them! No matter how you choose to design your player character, all romances will be available to you – or none, if you prefer a story of friendship. We’ve got that, too! Our approach to inclusivity means everybody walks away happy, no matter who they are. The Funplex plays host to a fun bunch of characters, starting with Naomi, the mousy fix-it techie who cherishes arcade classics of yesteryear. Then you have Gavin, a stern but compassionate accountant, who keeps the whole mess afloat. Joining you in solving problems in the arcade is Ashley, the cheerful mascot cosplayer, whose imagination sometimes runs away with her. But an arcade wouldn’t be an arcade without gamers, right? That’s where we find Teo, the flirty and selfless one, who runs a local community of dance game masters. You’ll also meet Percy, the warm-hearted retro scorechaser, driven by a long-kept promise to topple a world record. And it’d be hard to miss QueenBee, the hottest rising star in arcade esports, who streams her Fist of Discomfort matches from the middle of the Funplex every day. Unlike many visual novels, you will frequently be asked to make decisions; building up your personality and your relationships based on your chosen actions. The story changes and adapts based on your decisions. How will your story end? How will you overcome the challenges ahead of you in keeping your arcade alive and thriving? It’s your choice. We’ve hopefully made a roleplaying story experience that engages you, rather than letting you sit back and read for hours. So just be yourself, and express yourself! All of this is accompanied by a pumping retro-80s inspired synthwave soundtrack that’ll leave your head bobbing and toes tapping. The music shifts to suit the mood of the scene – whether it’s a bright and cheerful moment, or when you think you might have truly lost it all. Let the beats and chords be your guide, as you explore this future that never was, soaked in neon and drowning in nostalgia. We feel Arcade Spirits is a perfect game for anyone with a love of neon and pixels, tokens and tickets. So we hope you’ll find your dreams within the walls of the Funplex, just like we did when we created this game with love and sincerity. It’s our first game, and we’re so thrilled to be sharing it with you. Thanks for reading, and you can check out our game when it launches on PS4 on May 1. View the full article
  2. The big day is finally here! If you’re picking up Dreams for the first time today — welcome, we’re excited to have you in the Dreamiverse! There is a lot to play, create and learn in Dreams — and there’s no wrong way to start your journey. If you’re excited to check out what Media Molecule and the community have been making, head over to DreamShaping. There, you can check out our game Art’s Dream, browse winning community creations from the IMPY Awards, see what’s trending or go on a search for something completely different. You can even check back each week for a Pick of the Week creation! If you’re aching to scratch a creative itch, head to DreamSurfing to learn how to make things in the Dreams Workshop with our expansive suite of tutorials, browse all the community content you can use to create and remix and find templates and kits to make your own Dreams. If you start piecing your first creations together, let us know on social media too. Just tag your posts with #MadeInDreams and we’ll take a look! That might sound like a lot to take in, but don’t worry, we have a handy beginner’s guide if you need some more direction. Although you can enjoy DreamShaping in offline mode, to enjoy the full functionality of Dreams, including DreamSurfing all the playable content, internet and PlayStation Network accounts are required. And don’t forget to login to indreams.me, your hub for all things Dreams. It is also the place to find our feedback forums to answer any questions you may have. You can browse the Dreamiverse as well as get more information on the game, helpful hints, links to community sites, updates from Media Molecule and much more. You can even add Dreams to your ‘Play Later’ queue for the next time you log in to the game. There is so much to discover in Dreams and so many more things we hope to surprise and excite Dreamers with in the future. Thank you so, so much to everyone who has supported Mm and Dreams! View the full article
  3. Hello there PlayStation Nation and Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s a time of love and stealing hearts, or in Seth’s case, stealing moves! We’re super excited about the release of new character Seth and Street Fighter V: Champion Edition! If you’ve been waiting to jump into Street Fighter V, now is the time! Champion Edition includes all 40 characters, 34 stages, over 200 costumes and much much more! Among the 40 characters included in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is the returning S.I.N. boss character from Street Fighter IV, Seth. Seth arrives in SFV:CE with a different look than the previous iteration. Seth’s consciousness takes on the body of Doll Unit Zero and is equipped with a new set of moves, in addition to some “borrowed” moves from the other fighters featured in this all-new version of the game. With Seth’s new look comes a set of new moves in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, including the “Hecatoncheires” where Seth moves forward and attacks with a flurry of punches. Using “Cruel Disaster” will have Seth execute a perfectly graceful spin into a swift but powerful kick. Of course, one of the more interesting aspects of Seth is being able to copy moves from opponents. Seth’s V-Skill I “Tanden Engine” will draw in the opponent, and the all-new follow-up move “Tanden Install” will absorb their data. Here you can see Seth stealing Gill’s “Moonsault Knee Drop.” You’ll also notice Seth’s body changes form when utilizing moves from various characters, which may change Seth’s looks briefly. If Seth steals moves from bigger characters, Seth also grows to their size when using their attacks. Seth didn’t always look this way, however. For some background information on the development of Seth’s design in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, we have the Chief Director of Street Fighter V, Takayuki Nakayama, with some behind the scenes images and details about how the current Seth came to be. About Seth Seth was the boss character of the Street Fighter IV series. As the CEO of S.I.N. (Weapons Division of Shadaloo) and a spare body for M. Bison, Seth sought power by studying the philosophy of human nature. 27 bodies of Seth were initially confirmed, but the Seth we see in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is different from them. In Champion Edition, Seth is found in the ruins of the S.I.N. lab and wakes up from the Tanden Engine reacting to Psycho Power, and also due to Juri’s actions. Notes from the Development Team Seth is an interesting character as the playstyle differs not only based on which V-Skill/Trigger you choose but, as you now know, Seth’s V-Skill I will be different based on your opponent. So the way you plan your actions and combos may switch per match up. Please try Seth out and find your favorite playstyles for this new character! Behind the Scenes Designs At first, we started the design with an “antique/old-fashioned” concept, as the goal was to make the “First” Seth. We explored the idea of Seth’s arm and leg transforming like we see in Steampunk movies and books. We were also looking into a “Gen’s Apprentice” character design at the time, so we made a hybrid of that and Seth. This concept has fans on the back to cool down during battle and prevent overheating issues. This concept is a human-like being found by some organization. The idea was that Seth would “continue evolving” by absorbing the DNA of others. This design was inspired from fierce Buddhist statues like Kongo Rikishi / Nio statues. Small Tanden Engines are implemented to work as spherical joints. This was the design where we mixed the Street Fighter IV Seth and “Gen’s Apprentice” designs. From here, the design direction started to shift toward to what we see in Street Fighter V. This is the semi-final design. When the epidermis expands, the power flow from the Tanden Engine becomes visible. Seth’s hair knot is finalized at this point. Image of the individual parts of Seth’s body. Final Comments from the Development Team We had the idea of completing the group of the legacy boss characters this season. Sagat: Stoic king that confronts his inner strength M. Bison: Head of Shadaloo who is also a natural born fighter Gill: God-like figure who is beyond mankind G: Cosmic-like power that we have so little knowledge of And finally… Seth: “King of Chaos” who craves all fighters’ skills. Thanks! And there you have it! A little bit of trivia about Seth’s design from the Chief Director Takayuki Nakayama himself! While Seth maintains some moves mimicking other fighters, like in Street Fighter IV, having a completely new moveset while doing so makes Seth feel familiar and fresh at the same time. In addition, Seth will be able to steal moves from all 40 characters, meaning Seth can even steal from another Seth! Have you found out what that move is yet? Rule the ring and “Install” Seth and the full version of Street Fighter V: Champion Edition now in the PlayStation Store or buy the Upgrade Kit if you already own a version of Street Fighter V! For current players, Seth is available now as a standalone purchase or 100,000 Fight Money. Thanks everyone and we hope you enjoy both Seth and Street Fighter V: Champion Edition! View the full article
  4. Hello all you ronin out there! We here at Spike Chunsoft are happy to announce that Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story, is set to release February 20! Way of the Samurai is a franchise built on Japanese-inspired hack-and-slash action set in a quirky, quasi-historically accurate Meiji-era Japan. The series began in 2002 with Way of the Samurai on the PS2 and has continued through the console generations, finally arriving on PS4 in the form of Katana Kami. While more of a spin-off than a true sequel, Katana Kami still has all of the distinct characters, themes, and action the series is known for. Katana Kami takes place in the peaceful (for now) Rokkotsu Pass, a familiar setting for franchise vets. The swordsmith Dojima falls into debt, and the conniving debt collectors take his beautiful daughter Nanami as collateral. The protagonist of the story arrives and agrees to help Dojima repay the debt… in return for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Hey, no one said this wandering ronin was running a charity. This kicks off the game’s main gameplay loop: the player journeys into the mysterious caves under the pine tree “Ipponmatsu” to collect materials and swords by night and sell swords through Dojima’s smithy by day. The dungeons themselves are randomized to keep you on your toes, and the deeper down into the dungeons you go, the rarer and more powerful the items you find. But be careful, because the enemies get much tougher as well. Do you dare delve deeper for better loot at the risk of being mauled by powerful foes? Be prepared to face wild animals, the undead, and elite monsters based on Japanese folklore. Hope you make it out alive, because you lose all your stuff if you die. However, if you’re feeling lucky, you can defeat your doppelganger spirit the next time you enter the dungeon to steal back your lost loot. There’s also online play so you can challenge the dungeons with others. Or you can just get in there, kill your buddy in a duel, and take all their stuff. Your choice. Back on the surface, stop by the smithy, drop off all the material you gathered to Dojima, then help him run the shop. Then meet all the quirky characters living in Rokkotsu Pass and take sword orders from them. There are three rival factions in Rokkotsu Pass, each with its own history and personality. Depending on how you accept (or reject) and deliver orders, you can ally yourself with one of those factions, giving them all the best swords and gear, or try to maintain the balance of power by treating all orders as equally as possible. Whatever you decide to do, just make sure you have the money when the debt collector comes knocking. Also, don’t forget to download the two free DLCs that are available through February 20-27 at PlayStation Store. We’re really excited about this title and the chance to introduce a potentially brand-new audience to Way of the Samurai. See you in the underground, samurai. View the full article
  5. Since we revealed Marvel’s Avengers, we unleashed an 18-minute trailer detailing the havoc of A-Day, revealed the inspirational Ms. Marvel as a playable character, and now, we’re ready to talk about some of the additional benefits for playing on PlayStation 4, the multiple editions available, and the pre-order bonuses that include some bespoke yet recognizable outfits. We’re also releasing a new trailer that shows more gameplay and new explosive moments from the game! We’re honored to be working with Sony to bring Marvel’s Avengers to PlayStation 4 players, and with that, comes unique benefits along with being able to play the Beta first. Let’s start with the Exclusive Digital Edition available only on PlayStation Store. This edition comes with 1,000 Credits, used in game for Super Hero customization options. In addition, you’ll also get an exclusive Ms. Marvel nameplate that exudes the bright and cheerful nature of Kamala Khan. If you pre-order on PlayStation 4, you’ll also receive a team nameplate that can be equipped on any of the core six Avengers, an exclusive and sassy Ms. Marvel “Talk to the Hand” Emote that will make anyone’s face understand, and an exclusive PS4 Theme (Digital Only) that includes a simple yet slick hex pattern to brighten up your display. Adding a little nostalgia for every Marvel fan, pre-ordering Marvel’s Avengers will also let you be the proud owner of the Marvel Legacy Outfits, which are inspired by moments from the comics that defined who each Avenger was as they embraced their powers to become the icons they are today. Captain America’s bravery shines in this Front Line Outfit from his time enlisted in the military during World War II. Iron Man was able to deceive his captors by building armor that looked liked this Iron Will Outfit to escape. The first time Black Widow’s iconic black suit appeared in the comics, it looked like this Classic Stealth Outfit – complete with the Widow’s Bite. Thor’s winged helmet, chest installations, and red cape were his trademark from the very beginning of his origins, reflected in the Asgard’s Might Outfit. Before Ms. Marvel went on one of her first missions, she made a makeshift costume that looked like this Greater Good Outfit. Finally, when the Hulk first emerged, his massive body tore through Bruce Banner’s clothing to resemble an experiment gone wrong, much like this Breakthrough Outfit. We also have a Deluxe Edition and Earth’s Mightiest Edition (our version of a Collector’s Edition), each with their own heroic content. The Deluxe Edition contains the Obsidian Outfit Pack, where each Avenger is fashioned with metallic versions of their Iconic Outfits. With golden accents throughout, the Avengers are ready to inspire hope in the people of Earth who have become fearful of the existence of Super Heroes. There are also six nameplates that are Obsidian-themed to fit the overall Deluxe Edition aesthetic. Finally, you’ll get 72-hour early access to jump into the world of Marvel’s Avengers on May 12! For those getting the physical version of the Deluxe Edition, it will also include a 1-month free subscription to Marvel Unlimited, which is an online subscription service that lets you enjoy over 25,000 Marvel digital comics. Finally, Earth’s Mightiest Edition is for the biggest of Marvel fans, the collectors of unique items, and for those who want something special to commemorate Marvel’s Avengers. In addition to all items from the Deluxe Edition – including an Avengers A icon SteelBook® Case – it features keepsakes of each of the core Avengers drawn directly from in-game narrative. This includes a full color 12” statue of Captain America, a Hulk Bobblehead you might recognize from inside our Kamala trailer, a Mjolnir Keychain, Black Widow’s Belt Buckle, Iron Man’s Prototype Armor Blueprint, Kamala Khan’s Honorary Avenger Pin, and a commemorative Avengers group photo! Phew, that was quite the amount of information, but we hope we painted a better picture of what you can expect with all the editions and bonuses for Marvel’s Avengers when it launches on September 4, 2020 for PlayStation 4! View the full article
  6. Coming back from the holiday break can be tough, but it’s made a bit easier by the knowledge that before long, gamers from around the world will gather at PAX East and get their first up-close look at some of the year’s biggest upcoming games. We’ll be there too, and we’re bringing some stuff we think you’re going to enjoy. Want to play The Last of Us Part II? You can! Just stop by booth #10047 to be among the first to go hands-on with Naughty Dog’s masterpiece in the making. You can also experience MediaMolecule’s Dreams at booth #18003, then you can find us at booths #14047 and #12047 to experience other upcoming must-play titles like Marvel’s Iron Man VR, Nioh 2, Doom Eternal, Spelunky 2, and more. Attendees can visit the booth to play the demos, 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. PAX East 2020 kicks off on Thursday, February 27 at 10AM Eastern time and runs through the weekend. Read on for full show hours, plus a list of all the games you’ll be able to play there. Have fun! PAX East 2020 Show Hours Thursday, February 27 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Friday, February 28 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Saturday, February 29 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Sunday, March 1 10:00 AM 6:00 PM PlayStation Games Playable at PAX East 2020 Below Cloudpunk Doom Eternal Dreams (#18003) Final Fantasy VII Remake Genshin Impact Gorn (PS VR) Haven The Last of Us Part II (#10047) Marvel’s Iron Man VR (PS VR) MLB The Show 20 Mosaic Moving Out Nioh 2 One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Paper Beast (PS VR) Persona 5 Royal Pixel Ripped 1995 Predator: Hunting Grounds Remnant: From the Ashes The Room VR: A Dark Matter (PS VR) Space Channel 5 (PS VR) Spelunky 2 Trials of Mana Zombie Army 4 *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
  7. Final Fantasy VII Remake is just under two months away, but we thought you might want to see just a little more before you get your hands on it for real. We have some brand new screenshots from the game to show you — take a look: Red XIII What is Red XIII? As he himself says: “I am that which you see before you. Nothing more.” He may look like a beast, with his red fur, sharp fangs and tail of flames, but Red XIII is as eloquent as any human. He has been captured by Shinra for use as a test subject, and is being held in Hojo’s scientific facility. Speaking of the sinister scientist… Hojo This enigmatic figure is the Director of Shira Electric Power Company’s Research and Development Division. He creates various biological weapons for the company, and he’s not bound by notions of morality. Hojo will not hesitate to take a life if his experiments demand it. In a previous collaborative role, he performed special surgery on soldiers to increase their physical strength, giving birth to the elite SOLDIERS. Tifa in battle – the basics Next we’ll look at one of the main heroes, and how she operates in battle. Tifa Lockhart is a swift fighter, who uses her martial arts to damage enemies. She can combo fast attacks with repeated presses of the □ button, and unleash unique abilities by pressing △. In the following screenshots, we can see her unleashing some of those skills. Whirling Uppercut: Tifa launches an enemy into the air with an upwards strike. Omnistrike: Tifa smacks into her foe with a powerful shoulder slam. Rise and Fall: Tifa attacks with a series of brutal kicks, and finishes with a powerful striking fist. Tifa’s Battle Abilities When Tifa’s ATB bar is filled by attacking enemies, she can use a special ability. These screenshots show a couple of them in action: Tifa’s True Strike move hits the enemy in front of her with a swift attack She can also finish off an enemy with an intensely powerful dive kick. Materia and Weapons Here’s a look at some of the Materia and weapons you’ll be able to use in Final Fantasy VII Remake: Healing Materia lets you use spells like Cure and Cura. In the screenshot above, we can see Aerith using Regen – a spell that will gradually heal its target for a while. The Deadly Dodge Materia turns any attack made after evading an attack into a powerful melee strike. Any character can use it – not just Cloud. When you equip a weapon, it will be reflected in your character’s appearance in and out of battle. This image is a reimagined version of a fan-favorite – we think the team nailed it! Mercenary Quests Cloud can help out the many people across Midgar, including local merchants. These tasks are varied — he’ll be asked to deal with anything, from taking out troublesome monsters to finding lost cats. In this quest, Cloud is asked to deal with some Drakes. He’ll get valuable rewards for completing the task. Battle Report Meet Chadley, a 15-year-old Research trainee, working under Professor Hojo. He’s researching new types of Materia, and needs a little help from Cloud. You can collect Battle Report quests from Chadley in the Sector 7 slums. He’ll ask you to achieve various requirements, such as making a certain number of enemies burst or use Assess Materia a certain number of times. Complete these tasks, and he’ll develop more Materia that you can buy. Summons The Chocobo Chick may look cute, but don’t be fooled — its magical attacks pack a serious punch! It’s included when you preorder any edition of Final Fantasy VII Remake. This is Carbuncle — a mystical creature with a ruby attached to its forehead. It uses this gem to bestow a variety of powers on its allies. You’ll get this summon if you preorder the Digital Deluxe Edition from PlayStation Store. Cactuar! This vacant-faced cactus can fire off thousands of needles at a time. You’ll get Cactuar when you preorder the Deluxe Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, or 1st Class Editions of the game. Environments In Final Fantasy VII Remake, iconic locations from the original game have been recreated with amazing modern graphics. Not only that, there will be additional areas that you couldn’t get to in the original. Let’s take a look at a couple of areas: The Mako Reactor sucks out Mako from the core of the planet. It’s then turned into electricity or liquid gas for cities — though it’s also used to produce Materia and for other research. The Shinra Electric Power Company has a monopoly on the resource, and have set up various Mako reactors across the world. However, some question the safety of this, and there have been confirmed cases of accidents in reactors at remote locations. The Corkscrew Tunnel connects the slum streets to the nicer living areas on top of Midgar’s plates. The tunnel coils upwards in a giant corkscrew through the center of Midgar. Passengers on the train carriages are always checked for ID and movement between cars is closely monitored. When an intruder is discovered, military-grade weapons are deployed and intruders are dealt with quickly. Final Fantasy VII Remake releases for PlayStation 4 on April 10, 2020. To preorder, head to PlayStation Store or www.FFVII-REMAKE.com. View the full article
  8. I’m Thomas Welsh, lead writer and narrative designer on Cloudpunk, and I’m part of a small team that’s creating the most vibrant, weirdest cyberpunk city ever seen in a game. That city is called Nivalis, and in Cloudpunk, you get to spend one crazy night living and working there. You’ll make friends and enemies, visit underground nightclubs and gardens in the sky, meet the richest and poorest in society, and interact with humans, androids, cyborgs, and people that blur the boundaries between all three. When I came onboard to help Marko (our project lead) create Cloudpunk’s story, I had the greatest opportunity any writer can be offered! I was presented with a beautiful voxel world that the player could fly around or explore on foot, and Marko had just one job for me. “Fill this world with stories large and small – drama, tragedy, action, and comedy, and a cast of characters as weird and wonderful as you can imagine.” It was a dream project! To help me write for this open world, narrative-focused game, we looked at story-based games we loved. Games like Firewatch, Disco Elysium, and Kentucky Route Zero. Taking these as inspiration, I wrote an overarching main story as well as a hundred little side stories for the player to explore. Within those stories, Cloudpunk offers some tough moral choices for the player – choices that will change the lives of the people living in Nivalis forever. The main plot of Cloudpunk follows the ordinary life of delivery driver Rania during her first nightshift in the city. I’ve always loved games and movies that took place over the course of one crazy night: Die Hard, The Warriors, Arkham Asylym. That’s the kind of night we want you to have when you’re playing Cloudpunk! Nivalis stretches high into the clouds above and plunges down through the ocean waves below. It’s neon-streaked and noisy, filled with jazz and synth-pop, and it’s almost always raining. When designing the city, we were inspired by movies and games, but also by real places like Shinjuku in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul. As you explore Nivalis at night, you’re accompanied by your grizzled Cloudpunk call handler Control, and your only friend is your AI dog Camus whose personality has been uploaded into your flying car. You’ll meet many more characters throughout the night too. Characters like BlockFourOh, a robot gang pursued by the authorities because of their urban renewal projects. Or Dolly, a pop superstar who has been replaced by an android doppelganger. Then there’s Huxley, a malfunctioning robot PI who can only talk in clichés. Or maybe you’ll come across Gorgothoa, a malfunctioning elevator that thinks he’s a reincarnation of a flesh-eating elder God. There’s no shooting, combat, RPG stats, or unlockable skills in Cloudpunk. Instead, Cloudpunk is about the city you explore and the characters you meet. You’ll also search out rare collectibles for delivery, like antique video game “cartridges” to sell on the black market, or digital tapes that contain the deleted memories of your android neighbor. Life in Nivalis is tough but it’s only by forming new connections with the strange residents of this vast city that you’ll make it through to the morning light. View the full article
  9. Hello there, everyone! Last year, we announced the Sakura Wars franchise would be making its grand return to the West after so many years. It is with great pleasure that we can now reveal the official release date for Sakura Wars – April 28, 2020! For those who may be unfamiliar, the original Sakura Wars made its debut way back on the Sega Saturn almost 25 years ago. It quickly became a beloved cultural phenomenon in Japan, thanks to its memorable characters, masterful writing, story-driven combat, and sublime music. From there, it grew into a franchise, spawning numerous sequels, spin-offs, and other multimedia adaptations, including prominent stage shows. Hands up if you watched the movie or anime series! We’re excited to reintroduce everyone to Sakura Wars, presenting a new beginning for one of Sega’s greatest franchises. Whether you’re completely new to the series, or a longtime fan anticipating its historic return, Sakura Wars is an all-new narrative designed to be enjoyed by both parties. Sakura Wars producer Tetsu Katano (whose official title is Deputy Department Manager/Producer of 2nd Development Division Department #1, 2nd Development Divisional HQ/Entertainment Content HQ – phew!) dives further into why newcomers should be interested in the game. “We’d like users to experience the detailed movements and expressions of the characters through cutscenes, and of course would like them to enjoy the story where users sometimes have intimate communications with the girls to build the stronger bond together. A number of famous creators also joined the team, such as Kohei Tanaka, who has composed a number of music scores for decades including the Sakura Wars theme song, and Tite Kubo, who designed the main characters.” The Imperial Combat Revue takes the stage as Tokyo’s defense force against an imminent demon threat in this extravagant adventure. Soldiers in wartime, but theater performers in peacetime, the Revue’s Flower Division is not living up to their legacy and is at risk of being shut down. As newly appointed captain Seijuro Kamiyama, it’s up to you to turn the team around. Sega of America’s associate localization producer, Andrew Davis, provides additional insight. “With the setting being what it is, there are many cultural references that may be less familiar to Western players, like the traditional Japanese candies or the “koi-koi” hanafuda card game. At the same time, Japan in the Taisho era was voraciously importing culture from around the world. It’s that charming mix of the traditional (Shrine maidens! Kimonos!) and the modern (Musical revues! Omelets!) that makes Sakura Wars so compelling. That’s why we were committed to presenting all these concepts authentically.” During your adventure, you’ll interact with a colorful cast of characters via the dynamic LIPS dialogue system (a trademark of the series), where what you say and how you say it makes an impact both on and off the battlefield. This flows into the high-energy combat system, featuring giant steam-powered mechs called “spiricle striker” that can only be piloted by those with strong spiritual power. All of this is presented in the style of an exciting anime production, complete with gorgeous animated sequences and dramatic character arcs that will leave you eager for what happens next! Tetsu Katano expands on what makes this title so distinct. “The previous Sakura Wars used 2D Anime-style graphics and a tactical combat system for the battles, which everyone was using back then. However, for this title, 3D has been incorporated to enhance its visual expression, and battles have been changed to action so that users could feel a higher sense of immersion than ever before. “The game engine used for Sakura Wars is called “Hedgehog Engine 2.” The background graphics, GI and local reflections are similar to our Sonic entries, but the facial expressions and body animation have been blended in for the characters to show the subtle expression. The teary-eyes and the twinkle of the glasses are also expressed in an animation style. We focused on the small details, like the fabric on clothing.” Now let’s meet the incredible cast of Sakura Wars. First off, we have our protagonist – the main character of our story, Seijuro Kamiyama. Formerly a captain of an auxiliary ship in the navy, he was reassigned to the Imperial Combat Revue to oversee the reformation of the Flower Division. There, he meets his childhood friend Sakura Amamiya (voiced by Ayane Sakura), a novice stage performer who joined the Flower Division to follow in the footsteps of her idol, onetime mega-star Sakura Shinguji (star of the original trilogy). She believes strongly in defending Tokyo and lifting the spirits of the populace, and fervently prays the theater will eventually be restored to its former glory. Sakura introduces Kamiyama to Hatsuho Shinonome (voiced by Maaya Uchida), a shrine maiden whose beauty draws visitors to her family’s historic Shinonome Shrine. Born in the working-class neighborhoods of central Tokyo, she’s a true child of the city who loves her people, her festivals, and everyone in the capital. Despite her brash exterior, she’s a dependable comrade. We then get to meet the booksmart Claris (voiced by Saori Hayami) – full name “Clarissa Snowflake”, a sweet, intellectual girl from Luxembourg who always has her nose in a book. Her ferocious curiosity about the world drives her to read every day and learn about all kinds of topics. Azami Mochizuki (voiced by Hibiku Yamamura) then appears from the shadows. A descendant of the Mochizuki clan of ninja, she displayed a tremendous aptitude for martial arts, battle tactics, and weapon-handling from a very young age. Thanks to the strict training she has undergone her entire life, she believes unquestioningly in the 108 Village Rules passed down by her clan, striving to obey them at all times. Finally, there’s the dazzling Anastasia Palma (voiced by Ayaka Fukuhara), star of the European stage who hails from Greece. She recently transferred to the Tokyo revue after spending time in various revues around the globe. A world-class singer and actor, she has the charisma and confidence to play everything from the male lead to the bewitching temptress. Throughout your adventure, you’ll meet other Combat Revues from around the world, all competing in a biennial tournament called the World Combat Revue designed to sharpen their skills and honor those who came before. Each of these revues and a few other characters were designed by a number of guest artists: Shanghai Combat Revue: Yukiko Horiguchi London Combat Revue: BUNBUN Berlin Combat Revue: Fumikane Shimada Itsuki Saijou and Hiromi Hongou: Noizi Ito Hakushu Murasame: Shigenori Soejima Great Imperial Gekizou: Ken Sugimori As Tetsu Katano explains: “We selected the artists based on whether our image of the characters match their style. In order to fit all this together, Masashi Kudo has been assisting us greatly, though I believe it was a difficult challenge. Each artist made their designs based on the settings the development team provided. However, the details were all up to them, so their characteristics are shown in their design. Mister Tite Kubo also provided us with suggestions on the names for the core game settings and even designed the items.” “Localization for the Western release of Sakura Wars was similar to another one of our popular titles, Yakuza 0,” Andrew Davis shares. “The game was first translated by our long-standing friends at Inbound Games (who’ve been working with us for many years) and passed to our internal team for a second pass. We focused on ensuring the dialogue flowed naturally while capturing the quirks of each character’s personality, just as we do with any project. For instance, Hatsuho’s speech is brash and confident, while Azami’s is terse and steely. “After we were done, we reached out to another outside partner (Keywords Studios) to handle the localization into French, German, and Spanish. Just like with our English translation, these teams were committed to crafting faithfully entertaining scripts in their respective languages.” As you can see, a lot of work and care has gone into this project. As avid fans ourselves of this series, we can’t wait for everyone to experience this amazing game and hope it’s only the start of something greater for the series in the West. Stay tuned as we draw ever closer to the launch of Sakura Wars this April! View the full article
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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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  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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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  25. 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