PlayStation.Blog.Europe https://blog.eu.playstation.com Your daily fix of PlayStation news from across the SIEE region Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:40 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9 “Meditative narrative toy” Jettomero: Hero of the Universe hits PS4 next Tuesday http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/db6ClfYT5dQ/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2018/02/23/meditative-narrative-toy-jettomero-hero-of-the-universe-hits-ps4-next-tuesday/#comments Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:00:40 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=266865 Hello, I’m Gabriel, the lone developer of Jettomero: Hero of the Universe. I’m thrilled to be able to announce that on 27th February 2018 Jettomero will be landing on PS4 at last! Jettomero has been my passion project for over 2 years. If I had to choose a genre to properly describe it I might […]

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Hello, I’m Gabriel, the lone developer of Jettomero: Hero of the Universe. I’m thrilled to be able to announce that on 27th February 2018 Jettomero will be landing on PS4 at last!

Jettomero has been my passion project for over 2 years. If I had to choose a genre to properly describe it I might go with “Meditative Narrative Toy”. Being a solo developer I was free to experiment and take risks with this game. I found the development process very organic; the feel, the look, the sound all formed around one another into something I think is unlike anything I’ve played before.

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Taking inspiration from such magical games as Hohokum, Noby Noby Boy and Proteus, I wanted to create something that was playful and beautiful. A strong aesthetic was something I strived for from the beginning and a friendly and accessible experience always sat at the core.

The visual style of the game is what most people notice right away about Jettomero. Through rigorous iteration I eventually settled on a striking comic-like look, drawing on a fantastic history of stylized galaxies from many amazing artists over the years. This style went on to shape many more elements of the game, in some ways Jettomero is a lot like an interactive comic book. The game’s flexible photo mode also provided a way to elaborate on various experiments, handing off a wide variety of filters to view and tweak at any moment.

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As a musician, creating the soundtrack to Jettomero was a highlight for me. I knew from the start that I’d want to record everything using analog synthesizers and electronic drum machines. I recorded a lot of music for the game but all the final tracks are a cohesive down-tempo set, setting a dark but calming mood for the zen experience of the rest of the game.

While the soundtrack plays to the darker themes of Jettomero, the controls quickly became a very humorous endeavour. I’m not much of an animator myself so it worked out especially well that I developed a procedural animation system for Jettomero. The giant robot struggles to walk in a straight line and wobbles from left to right at every turn, but this played completely into a crucial aspect of the game’s story as well. The unpredictable nature of Jettomero’s movements were refined over time but there’s still a wildness to it that I feel is essential to the character.

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The story in its loosest form was one of the first things I knew I wanted in the game. Jettomero’s goal to save the humans is constantly at odds with its clumsiness. How can a being capable of so much destruction but with so little control ever be a hero? It’s a bit of a tragic comedy as far as I’m concerned. Overall, I wanted to create a relatable character, and I know I see more than just a little of myself in Jettomero, as I’m sure many others will too.

Jettomero is a very personal project and I’m always so happy to see when others connect with it. Being able to share this strange and unique experience with you is incredibly exciting. I sincerely hope you enjoy your time with Jettomero!

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You are a Riftstar Raider; skilled pilots adapted with cybernetics and flying highly customisable ships, in the pursuit of money, jobs, and loot. You and your squad might be what separates the Spiral Arm from existence or annihilation – and in 4 days, we’re ready to launch on PS4.

The Spiral Arm is torn with conflict. Sinful factions fighting a pointless, everlasting war: the greedy Pirates secluded in the Far Reach, the prideful Federation ruling the galaxy with an iron fist from Hyperion, their capital planet sitting at the heart of the Inner Realm and the rapacious WarSwarm, an unstoppable hive mind of self-duplicating machines, spreading like a virus dangerously closing on the Federation’s sectors. Amidst the chaos, an unimaginable force is growing in the dark, the wrath of the Ancients is about to awake.

Over the last two weeks, the trial version of RiftStar Raiders has been live on Playstation with thousands of players picking the galaxy clean; modding, reinventing and customising their ships.

Whether you are a team player or a lone trigger, defeating enemies is key to collecting a variety of loot in order to improve your spacecraft. Enemies commonly drop blue shield energy capsules and Starbux, the currency widely used across the Spiral Arm. Hull integrity’s red health capsules are less common and can save you from destruction, quite handy when in the heat of the action. But these are nothing next to Perk crates, their green containers are a lot rarer and contain one specific system part that can be used to customize and improve your spacecraft.

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A Raider spacecraft is made of 3 core systems: weapons, shield and boost engine. Under each of these, a single sub-system archetype can be equipped at once, except weapons which allow for a primary and a secondary. Each offers a unique ability for a total of 9 archetypes shared across the various systems. Every single one of these can be upgraded and customized through their own tech tree. In this harsh corner of the Galaxy that is the Far Reach, everything comes at a price, which is why Starbux are of the utmost importance.

Purchase upgrades and attach looted perks to dedicated slots on your ship. The number of upgrades and perk slots that a build can receive varies depending on the system. Each and every perk is unique and offers a specific improvement or addition over the archetype’s default attributes. From freezing your enemies with the Iceberg perk to increasing the number of your bullets with the Cluster Projectiles perk, a high variety of combinations can be achieved.

It is possible to focus on a single perk and increase its efficiency level by equipping it several times per build. However, never forget that Perks are consumable items, you’ll need to loot the number you need.

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The content of a Perk container may vary depending on the faction of the enemy that dropped it as well as the sector in which the fight happened. Some are rarer than others and identifying where and who drops what will be key to achieve the best loadouts.

Decide whether you want to deal damage, tank incoming projectiles, support your squad or even heal friendly units. Stuck on a mission? Change your strategy by experimenting with some new combinations. Or even invite some friends and form a squad! Focus on offense, defense, movement, or all of them at once, the choice is yours.

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Mixing and matching perks with various upgrades can create for some unexpected and quite satisfying effects: what about some homing missiles that stun enemies upon impact with a chance of creating a black hole? Your teammates can be caught in the effect of your perks, like the attraction radius of a black hole for instance. But as the Raiders motto says “The less of us, the more for me”.

For this very reason playing with friends allows for better strategies and planning as anyone can take on a unique role and contribute towards the same objectives. Although, never forget just like you, they are racing for the most and best loot. So better work on your piloting skills and Grappler aim in order to be the first one to snatch every single piece of loot.

There’s still some time to download the trial version of RiftStar Raiders from Playstation Store before we launch on the 23rd February. Wipe out hordes of enemies, and sink your teeth into the vast customisation and class building system in the game, and upgrade to the full version to keep all your gear from the trial.

Raider! To your spacecraft, tune up, team up and scramble!

See you in the Rift…

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If you’re looking for a new PS4 game to play this weekend, why not pick up one of our awesome titles available on offer on PlayStation Store from today until 26th February?

With The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Hitman – Game of the Year Edition, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and more discounted until Monday, there’s plenty for you to get stuck into!

Head to PlayStation Store for all your pricing details. Save, download and play today!

*Please note, some titles may not be available in your region

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Hello, PlayStation fans!  We are thrilled to bring the beloved rhythm game DJMax Respect to the global audience for the first time on 6th March. Start exercising your fingers to get ready for some intense rhythm action game some call the “Dark Souls of rhythm games.”

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We’ve developed and shipped a total of 9 games in the DJMax series on PlayStation platforms since the launch of DJMax Portable in 2006. We’ve taken a bit of a hiatus after the release of DJMax Technika Tune on PS Vita in 2012.

Now DJMax is back bigger and better than ever in DJMax Respect. We’ve worked hard to make DJMax Respect a game that we can be proud to share with our long time fans. From the inception of the design, the development team’s goal was clear. We were all agreed to create a game that was a true homage to our fans. We named the game DJMax Respect as a form of paying respect to our most ardent fans around the world. Here is what you can expect from DJMax Respect starting 6th March.

Masses of content

DJMax Respect’s base game contains an unheard of 147 songs with 40 new songs available exclusively for the title. With multiple difficulty levels and a rich achievement system, the base game alone should give our fans hours and hours of challenges. To let our fans take advantage of the content in today’s HDTV environment, we’ve completely remastered the tracks and the music videos to run flawlessly at 60 FPS in 1080p.

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In addition, we will release all DLC that’s available in Asia within the first month of base game release so there is no need to wait. There a tons of DLC to choose from. We are especially proud of our collaboration with other games such as Guilty Gear, Brown Dust and Girls’ Frontline. The base game and the DLC will allow you to own every song that we ever shipped in DJMax franchise, remastered.

Play with your friend… or anyone

For the first time in the series, you will be able to play with your friends either locally or online. Playing together is always fun and nothing is more satisfying than beating your friends in their own living room. Battle it out in Freestyle Mode! Once you’ve soundly beaten your friend, you can go online to compete with the best of the best and try your hands at climbing the global leaderboard.

Get ready for challenge

If you are up for a challenge and are a hard core fan of rhythm games, DJMax Respect will provide you with hours of challenging fun. Make sure to stretch and strengthen your fingers before you grab the controller, you will need to be nimble and accurate to be respected in DJMax Respect. Check it out on PlayStation Store from 6th March!

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Hi everyone! I’m Tavez Huang from WindThunder Studios, and the Producer of Heroine Anthem Zero Episode 1. I’m excited to announce that our side-scrolling adventure will be released and available as a download only on PlayStation Store on 28th February!

This is the first time the 16-year old series will appear on consoles, and we’re honored to have this chance to present our story to a whole new audience.

Heroine Anthem Zero is a side-scrolling platformer that includes RPG elements to tell a very story-driven narrative. Episode 1 is the first installment in a episodic series, offering around 12 hours of gameplay.

The Story of Heroine Anthem Zero

The story takes place in a beautiful but harsh fantasy world where Men, Faeries and other creatures having been abandoned by gods. Humanity survives, co-existing with various creatures and monsters.

For the tribes of Men in this world, protecting the World Tree Terasyr is both their duty, and the reason for their existence. As legend tells, Terasyr is the origin of all life, and to this day the Engora dynasty still protects this World Tree that stands tall in the clouds.

The seven tribes of men are spread from seven rivers to the ends of the world.

They take pride in living at the origin of life, believing that they protect the centre of the world, generation after generation fighting against the nine-headed dragon driven to the ends of the earth. Our protagonist Wanin Sarem is a young Forest Keeper, part of the Uzato tribe who are tasked with protecting forests on the border.

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The world of Heroine Anthem Zero

In creating a fantasy world that players will feel connected to, we crafted the basic foundation of the world – creating myths and legends mimicking oral storytelling traditions of indigenous cultures. For the denizens of this world, these stories are not only historical events, but a blessing (or possibly a curse) that makes up their identity. These myths not only tell of the past, but some foretell of the future.

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Visually, the Heroine Anthem series have always had a distinct art-style. The art direction of the game is something we take very seriously, from the architecture of the world, to the garments that different tribes wear, to the design of the boss creatures.

The costumes of the characters, from the major characters to NPCs, all reflect the culture they are from, and tell in themselves a story. Norse mythology has always been a source of inspiration for this series, and visually you can see many areas that have been influenced.

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Boss creature and other beasts

Humans are not alone on this world, sharing the land with other humanoid races like Faeries and the Darui — and some not so human. Ranging from magnificent beasts deemed to be divine, to furry animals to grotesque primordial creatures, they are the result of a world constantly stricken with strife and abandon by higher powers.

Rentolus is one such example – coming from a race of holy beasts found in White Feather Mountain, the Uzato tribe believes it has sacred powers, evident as White Feather Mountain is the only place immune to the evil encroaching into other mountains in the Longhorn Woods area. As a partner in fighting evil, Uzato Forest Keepers had begun calling them the White Feather Forest Keepers.

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Other smaller creatures also roam the land. The Horned Wolf is mainly found deep in the forest, very protective of their own territory. Recently the Horned Wolves have begun encroaching into the village, and reports have seen crimson coloured wolves in the Longhorn Woods.

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In addition to the mythology, stunning visuals and memorable creatures, the soundtrack of the game is also an important part of Heroine Anthem Zero. Created by a collaborative team of musicians from Japan and Taiwan, the music utilises rare instruments especially selected to convey the atmosphere of a world of fantasy.

The first Heroine Anthem game was released 16 years ago in 2002, and it is a special opportunity for a series to be given new life 16 years later. The team at WindThunder Studios is excited at this first console release, and we hope you’ll enjoy your adventure in the world of Heroine Anthem Zero!

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We’re kicking off Season 3 of Fortnite Battle Royale this week, and along with it our new Battle Pass! In addition to the Battle Pass, we have some awesome features coming in, a movement tool in Save the World, and improvements to how you build in Battle Royale!

Fortnite Season 3

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The v.3.0.0 update brings a new 60 FPS mode for PS4 and PS4 Pro. You’ll be able to pick up those Victory Royales with more clarity than ever before with buttery smooth framerates. If the highest-quality graphics are still your preference, you can toggle the 60 FPS mode at any time for improved visuals instead. We plan to continue work on the mode and improve it over time so definitely give us your feedback!

Better building

Building is vital to your survival in Battle Royale, so we want to make it feel as good as possible. Find a tiresome tree in your way? No problem, now you can build right through it and continue on your way to a Victory Royale. Additionally, with the Turbo Build mode and Material Swapping you can keep building those stairs as you sprint ‘n shoot and if you run out of wood the brick or metal (whatever is available) will swap right in!

Save the World updates

Fans of our Save the World mode also get a slew of new content. Cruise around the storm in style with the brand-new Hoverboard, a new way to traverse the map. No need to use stamina as you surf to your quest objectives and complete them quicker than before. The v.3.0.0 update also brings in a new Lunar New Year questline with all new Heroes and weapons.

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P.S. If you’re feeling Heroic, I’d give a listen to the newly overhauled orchestral Save the World music. There may even be a little in Battle Royale as well.

New to the Battle Pass? It’s a way to get exclusive loot by playing Fortnite, and then earn or buy tiers to unlock even more rewards!

When you buy the Season 3 Battle Pass, you’ll instantly unlock a batch of great in-game rewards including the new Mission Specialist Outfit! As you play during the season, you unlock a series of reward tiers. 100 tiers, 100 rewards. The more you play, the more you’ll unlock.

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So what’s different from the Season 2 Battle Pass? There are now 30 more tiers in Season 3 (100 total), and with more tiers comes more loot. Even though we added 30 tiers, you’ll still be able to complete the Season 3 Battle Pass in the same amount of time as the Season 2 Battle Pass (typically 75-150 hours). Don’t have the time? You can always purchase tiers for 150 V-Bucks each.

See you in Fortnite!

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Greeting PlayStation fans, we know you’re super excited about the upcoming release of Ni no Kuni II on 23rd March. To tide you over we’ve got a huge update!

Mark the date

23rd March is the date! Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has gone gold and the wait is almost over for the sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed RPGs ever. The graphical upgrade from the first game is astounding, the music composed by Joe Hisaishi is magical and the story created by Level-5 is something that will keep you enthralled from start to finish!

Behind the scenes – combat and higgledies

Now then, let’s get into the details from the Behind the Scenes video. First off there’s the combat system, it’s a lot different from the first Ni no Kuni in many ways. You’re now able to move, attack, switch weapons and characters in real-time. This allows allow an unprecedented amount of freedom in how you approach each battle.

Another huge aspect of combat are the Higgledies

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If you’re familiar with the Familiars from the first game, you’ll feel right at home giving commands to these little guys. Higgledies are much more than just combat fodder, they’ll go on the offensive during battle, cast spells, summon weaponry and buff your party.

There are also a special class of Higgledies called Higgledy Heroes to discover and recruit throughout your adventure, each Higgledy Heroes has a unique look and personality. Outside of assisting you in battle, Higgledy Heroes are invaluable during your travels as they will open up new routes, clear pathways, and show you hidden passages.

Behind the scenes – Kingdom Mode

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Our main character of this story is Evan, a deposed King who must rebuild his kingdom. We didn’t want you to just watch Evan return to glory as a ruler. To truly have a significant impact, we wanted you to experience what it’s like to pick up the pieces and build your realm back up from scratch.

That’s where the Kingdom Mode comes in, this mode will allow you to develop your very own kingdom full of shops to buy items, forges to build weapons, centers to study magic and even facilities where you can build an airship to travel the over-world map. You can spend hours in Kingdom mode. It’s so huge, it can be a game onto itself!

Behind the scenes – Skirmish mode

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One of the most difficult aspects of ruling a kingdom is defending your kingdom from invaders. In order to showcase the large-scale battles associated with invasions we’ve created the Skirmish Mode.

In this mode, Evan becomes a field commander with four units made of characters you’ve recruited to join your cause and kingdom. Completing these skirmishes will net you Kingdom Points that allow you to recruit new subjects, construct new buildings or expand your facilities in Kingdom Mode. In short, take out the invaders, grow your new kingdom and gain advantages on your journey to reclaim your place as the rightful king!

Farwell and see you soon

That’s all for now PlayStation fans! The next big RPG is right around the corner. Get ready to experience Evan’s tale when Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom hits the PlayStation 4 on March 23, 2018. Pre-order Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom digitally and receive the Special Swords Set and Proper Tidy Ring that will aid Evan in his travels.

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Hello there, we are Red Candle Games, an indie game studio based in Taiwan. I’m excited to share with you all that Detention, our debut title will be launched on PlayStation Store in Europe on 1st March.

Ever wonder the most familiar place may one day turned into a nightmare?

“Waking up from the doze, you found yourself in the classroom and somehow all the classmates are gone. Looking out of the window, it’s almost dark and the typhoon is approaching… You got to find a way out.”

Detention

Detention is a 2D story-driven atmospheric horror game heavily influenced by Taiwanese and East Asian culture (Chinese mythology, Taoism/Buddhism belief, folklore, etc.) based upon the 1960s Taiwan under martial law.

You will play a pair of teenage characters, Wei and Ray, who set out to explore the seemingly haunted high school. While hiding from the rampaging evil spirits to survive, you will also encounter numerous puzzles in the otherworldly school grounds. By solving each puzzle, you get a step closer to unveil the cruel truth behind the cursed school.

Offering a classic point-and-click control scheme,  you’ll navigate the characters to explore their surrounding and interact with items. Be aware – every note and item that you pick up is key toleads solving the past’s mysteries.

Detention

How history shaped the horror-filled future

What makes Detention special is how we’ve been inspired by our own history to shape the dystopian setting in the game. We set Detention in the 1960s Taiwan, when the country was under the shadow of dictatorship. It was a turbulent time for many. We used that fear and oppressive feeling to create this psychological horror and unique dystopian narration of the game, to tell a story of what might have happened if you were living in that time.

As Taiwanese developers, we wanted to input as many cultural elements as possible into Detention. In other words, the whole gaming experience is cultural immersion! From the visuals, puzzle design and to the audio, we blended Taiwanese mythology, religious beliefs and a soundtrack that blended traditional Asian instruments with electronic, lo-fi and rock to create a fresh gaming experience for many players to enjoy.

Detention

Detention is a project started from a single idea: tell a story of Taiwan. Inspired by past events, we attempted to build a fictitious world to recreate the atmosphere of 1960s Taiwan. With the visuals and audio influenced by Taiwanese literature, film and music of that time, we hope that you could feel that spine-chilling fear in the most interactive way. As you venture more into the game, you will be pulled into the surreal nightmare behind all this. So, be ready to experience a psychological thriller ride!

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Hello once again, children. We’re so pleased you’ve joined us for the last chapter of the Runaway Kid’s journey through the Maw, which will be releasing this Friday, 23rd February. It’s been quite a while since we last spoke about Little Nightmares, and although this particular story is coming to a close, the world of Little Nightmares continues! And we know that you still have many, many burning questions about that world and the curious things you’ve encountered during your time there.

So, to sate your hunger just a bit, we here at Tarsier Studio browsed through the shelves and drawers and cabinets at our disposal, all of them bulging with questions (including many that were gathered from your fertile minds, thanks to Twitter and Facebook). We were delighted to pluck out a few plump, wriggling answers nested there in order to serve them up to you. Delicious…

Little Nightmares

Beware, spoilers for the earlier chapters of the story may be ahead…

Can we unlock new Trophies in this chapter?

Yes, there will be Trophies to discover just like the other chapters. We have asked the watchers who keep track of such things to take extra care to record all of your deeds within the Residence. Even those you accomplish in secret.

Can this chapter answer any questions about the world outside of the Maw?

Sure it could, but we’ve resisted the temptation to just tell you everything, as it’s way too much fun reading all of the theories you’ve created! Though hopefully by the end of this chapter you’ll understand a little more about what makes the world of Little Nightmares turn the way it does.

Who are the shadow kids?

They’re nobody in particular. Just like all children, they’re forever being left behind; and just like all shadows, they’re difficult to escape.

Will there be more DLC for Little Nightmares now that the three chapters of the Secrets of the Maw have been released?

You only want DLC? You really should be demanding more of us! Rest assured, there is a world without The Maw, and if we ever get a chance to pay it a visit, there will no doubt be many tales to tell there.

Can we find out what happened to the Nomes from chapter 2?

Sure. They escaped The Maw and sailed off into the sunset on a 32-foot yacht called ‘The Endeavour’, where they sipped champagne and played shuffleboard in their pajamas. Then they woke up.

Will the Kid ever find out what happened to the Girl from the first chapter?

For us, their first encounter was perfect, so why spoil it? Some things are best left alone.

How did the Runaway Kid and the other children come to be in the Maw?

That, I’m afraid, is something that will remain their secret for the time being. There’s a reason why nobody here speaks.

Are there any normal grown-up humans as we know them in the world of the Maw?

Such things have no place in The Maw. The problem with ‘normal grown-up humans’ is that we don’t know them, we just know what they look like on the outside. The Maw knows them though, and that’s what you see when you pay it a visit.

Have we seen all of the Lady’s powers at work?

The Lady has been in The Maw for a long time. She’s learned all sorts of unpleasant things during her residence. It’s best that we don’t scratch the surface.

What connection does The Lady have to the Maw?

She belongs there, just like everyone else.

Is Six related to the Lady?

We get this question fairly often, and it seems the majority of people want them to be some sort of mother-daughter combo.

I don’t know what that says about the general feelings we all have about our mothers, but I can say that I was once trapped on a train for half an hour and none of the other passengers were my mother. Maybe it’s what we expect of drama after a lifetime reading Joseph Campbell, Sophocles, or the person that started the whole tradition – George Lucas; but the reality is that these two characters have been thrown together by forces beyond their control.

The child wants to escape and the adult wants to keep the child trapped forever. How people see that as a mother-daughter relationship, I just don’t know.

It’s a curious thing, isn’t it? How the taste of answers only sharpens your appetite for more? Take care, hunger can lead one to terrible ends for the sake of one more sweet morsel.

We hope you’ll enjoy this final chapter of Secrets of the Maw: The Residence, which will be available on 23rd February. Please do share your thoughts on its mysteries with us. You never know when another warm, fresh answer might show itself.

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Hey Beater Players, Cyrus Wesson from the Community team here at Bandai Namco! I’m super excited to tell you about the latest Sword Art Online game in the franchise – Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, arriving on your PS4 this Friday, 23rd February

Whether you’re reading this as an avid Sword Art Online gamer, a Kirito or Asuna fan, or you’re completely new to the series, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will give you a rich and immersive experience in the well-known VRMMO original novel and anime series.

With this entry in the video game franchise, we welcome players to the world of Gun Gale Online, a futuristic and exciting area where tactical and challenging new experiences await. Now, let’s dive into some of the specifics that make this game such a thrilling adventure!

Sword Art Online

This is YOUR Story

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could be a part of the Sword Art Online universe?” Well, fear not FullDivers, because in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, YOU are the hero!

You get to create your own avatar and venture into the world where you’ll meet Kirito and friends while exploring new areas. You’ll make choices that help you progress through the story and dictate your relationship with the different characters.

However, just because you’re not Kirito doesn’t mean you can’t experience his awesome beater abilities. That’s right, you’ll be able to play as him and experience his story within the game in Kirito Mode! Just don’t forget, this is still your story where your personal choices come with a price.

Sword Art Online

Original story set in Gun Gale Online

Sword Art Online’s story is incredibly dynamic. Spanning across multiple different virtual worlds and realities, you never know if Kirito is going to have a sword, wings or long hair. It’s a wild ride that we all know and love, and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet continues this never-ending creativity with an all new story supervised by Reki Kawahara himself.
But what’s even better is this story takes place in the intense VRMMO Gun Gale Online, where players can choose what they want their gun-slinging or sword-toting weapon will be.

Want to fight enemies up close and personal? Grab yourself a shotgun and a photon sword. Or, did you want to snipe unsuspecting characters from afar? Load up your Sniper rifle and crouch on a mountaintop. Just make sure to check your six so Sinon doesn’t have you in her sights, or you’re toast.

Sword Art Online

How Dimps is using the power of Unreal Engine 4

Remember how we mentioned earlier that Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is incredibly immersive? Well, that’s in large part due to the game being developed by our great partners at Dimps, utilizing the power of Unreal Engine 4.

You can be sure to expect stunning graphics and dynamic environments, plus an engine that can support multiple styles of play. Be sure to utilise those wall to wall repels, power slides, and the physical fixtures to your advantage; you never know when you’ll have to escape danger.

Sword Art Online

A word from Kawahara, the author of SAO, on the game:

“Hello, everyone. I am Reki Kawahara, the author of Sword Art Online, and I am so thrilled that Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be releasing in Europe very soon. The staff has put in a lot of effort into creating a very stunning game, and I believe SAO and TPS fans will be pleased with this title. I hope you enjoy being the protagonist in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, one who forges their fate while suffering from their choices.”

And there you have it! Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is your chance to dive into the Sword Art world. Be sure to grab it for your PS4 on 23rd February and team up online. The world is yours, and your choices are heavier and faster than a bullet. Link Start!

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Big Fortnite discounts among new deals going live on PlayStation Store today http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/StvNl8PXqns/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2018/02/21/big-fortnite-discounts-among-new-deals-going-live-on-playstation-store-today/#comments Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:48:30 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=266659 This week’s PlayStation Store Deal of the Week is Epic Games’ action building smash-hit, Fortnite. With a selection of Founder’s Packs and Upgrades available on offer on PS4, you can enjoy the campaign and get stuck into the brilliant Battle Royale mode. Fortnite – Standard Founder’s Pack Fortnite – Deluxe Founder’s Pack Fortnite – Super […]

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This week’s PlayStation Store Deal of the Week is Epic Games’ action building smash-hit, Fortnite.

With a selection of Founder’s Packs and Upgrades available on offer on PS4, you can enjoy the campaign and get stuck into the brilliant Battle Royale mode.

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Save up to 60% on PS4 (until 7th March)

Today we have our ‘Save up to 60%’ promotion starting, with great discounts on full-game, PS VR and add-on PS4 content.

With the likes of Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Destiny 2, Tekken 7 and more* on offer, there are some serious deals you don’t want to miss!

The full list of content in the promotion is below, just head to PlayStation Store for local pricing.

*Please note, some titles may not be available in your region

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Games Under €10* (until 7th March)

Our spectacular Games Under €10* promotion starts today, with a host of amazing PS4 titles on offer at a drop down price.

You’ll find Just Cause 3, The Witness, Firewatch, NBA Playgrounds and more available on offer, all for under €10

Head to PlayStation Store today to save, download and play!

*Or regional equivalent

Digital Zone (until 7th March)

Digital Zone is back and we have some amazing digital titles available on offer until 7th March.

Whether it’s Gang Beasts, Superhot, Eurofishing, Pyre or The Sexy Brutale, there is something for everyone in the Digital Zone.

The full list is below – start your next digital adventure today!

Digital Zone

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Shining fans rejoice! The latest installment in the Shining series, Shining Resonance Refrain, is coming to the west this summer on PlayStation 4! To get more details on the game, we caught up with localisation producer James Kuroki to ask him about the game, the characters and the music.

1. For those new to it, what is the Shining series?

The Shining series is a long-running SEGA series. Some older gamers may recognize the name from Shining Force from the Genesis era. There was quite a hiatus since the last installment in the West, but we hope Shining Resonance Refrain can serve as the vanguard for future Shining titles.

2. What is Shining Resonance Refrain?

Shining Resonance Refrain, although brand new for the west, is a remaster of the PlayStation 3 game Shining Resonance, which was originally released only in Japan. This is the first time we are bringing it to the west. Along with improved graphics, Shining Resonance Refrain includes all the DLC released for the original, plus a brand-new “Refrain” mode with new content, which unlocks the Imperial Princess Excella and Dragonslayer Jinas as party members. This new mode is intended for those who want a second playthrough or who previously played the game released in Japan.

3. What will players notice when they play this game?

Shining Resonance Refrain

The game already looked great on the PlayStation 3, but in this remaster in 1080p, it’s gorgeous. Thanks to the increase in visual fidelity, the character models now look exactly like the illustrations provided by character designer Tony Taka, a renowned artist in Japan and abroad.

Each character plays differently, so you’ll take your time trying out all moves and party combinations. The game makes an outstanding effort to keep the battles seamless and the player engaged with the battle system. The battle is action-packed, with all sides moving at once.

Shining Resonance Refrain will also have both English and Japanese voiceovers available. Not only can players can choose which language they prefer to hear, but they can do it wherever and whenever they feel like. Even mid-battle!

4. How does the element of music factor into gameplay and the series’ lore?

Shining Resonance Refrain

The recent installments of the Shining series all have some sort of emphasis on music. Shining Resonance Refrain is no exception. Dragons share power with mankind, and mankind provides power to the dragons through the use of music. All of the party members use weapons that double as instruments and you can perform sessions during battle, providing various benefits such as increasing the party’s speed or making the enemy more vulnerable to certain attacks.

There are several songs in featured in the game, done by Elements Garden, a music production group that has created many hit songs for various artists, video games, and anime. And the songs are sung by the Japanese voice actresses, including Saori Hayami, Asami Seto, and Nana Mizuki.

5. Tell us about the characters in the game.

The protagonist Yuma is a timid young man, oblivious to the world and gullible, due to being locked away for possessing the Shining Dragon’s soul within him. In comparison, the people around him act as role models all in their own, different ways. As the story progress, Yuma learns from them and grows to become a reliable member of the team.

The characters are all unique and full of personality. For example, Kirika is a priestess who serves the Shining Dragon. She speaks very formally and is courteous, but she only sees Yuma as the Shining Dragon. Sonia, on the other hand, is very outgoing and straightforward. She helps prod Yuma during his times of indecisiveness but can be short-tempered at times.

There are plenty of side stories to experience, both serious and comical, plus you can date them and see sides of them you otherwise wouldn’t be able to normally.

6. What can you tell us about Excella?

Shining Resonance Refrain

Excella, along with Jinas, were non-playable characters in the original game. But in Refrain mode they are available to play and have their own story to tell. Excella was a popular character in the original Japanese version, and I’m sure players will see why when they play the game. However, I do recommend playing the Original mode first though, because Refrain adds story on top of that.

7. Any final comments?

We’ll be hosting a livestream this Friday, 8pm GMT / 9pm CET on our SEGA Twitch channel in case anyone wants to see a first look at the localized gameplay! I am honored to be the Localization Producer for Shining Resonance Refrain, and our team is currently working hard to provide the best experience for our players. We hope the players will enjoy Shining Resonance Refrain this Summer, as we ourselves are very excited to share this game with the world!

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Today we’re happy to announce the launch of My PlayStation, a new social destination on the web. Conveniently access and engage with key PlayStation Network features on PC, Mac, mobile phones and tablets. It’s a great way to stay tapped in with your friends and the PlayStation community when you’re away from your PlayStation 4.

Here are some things you can do on web with My PlayStation:

  • Find Friends
  • Edit your Profile
  • View you and your Friends’ Trophies
  • Send and manage Friend requests
  • Send Messages

And you can access My PlayStation in multiple ways:

My Playstation

  • Click on the My PlayStation link in the navigation bar at the top right

My Playstation

  • Sign In to playstation.com, click on your profile image in the navigation bar, and click on your name in the dropdown menu

My Playstation

My PlayStation works with most major web browsers on Windows 10, MacOS 10, iOS 10 or above, Android 5 or above.

The website is already up and running, so go check it out! Our goal is to bring you a compelling social experience even when you’re away from your console. We’ll continue to enhance and add more features to My PlayStation on a regular basis, so make sure to keep checking in.

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Hi, if you are looking for all the details about the upcoming open beta of Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker, you’re in the right place! My name is Tony-San. I’m community manager for Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe and I will be your battle instructor from now on.

The open beta start time and how to join

The open beta test is available to all players on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro. You won’t need to have access to PS Plus but you will need to have a working PSN account to download the open beta client and an internet connection to play online. The client is available to download from PlayStation Store now.

The Open Beta Test will start on 23rd February at 09:00 GMT / 10:00 CET and will end on 25th February at 09:00 GMT / 10:00 CET.

Two server maintenance are scheduled on:

  • 24th February from 23:00 GMT / 00:00 CET to 25th February 01:00 GMT / 02:00 CET
  • 25th February from 23:00 GMT / 00:00 CET to 25th February 01:00 GMT / 02:00 CET

What is Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker?

Now let’s feed you with basic intel: Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker is a 4 vs. 4 action online fighting game based on Naruto and Boruto anime series’ universes.

While the game will feature various game modes, the open beta test will give you access to the Flag Battle mode. In this mode, your team will have to seize a flag in the other team’s zone and to bring it back on their own, while preventing their own flag to be conquered. If you think it’s going to be easy, you probably forgot that you’ll have to face ninjas…

Create your avatar, get an exclusive beta in-game t-shirt

Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker

Before you jump in the ninja battle, you will need to create your ninja avatar. The avatar creation of Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker gives you access to multiple options including body, face, hair and costume to create the ninja of your dream.

To thank you for your participation to the open beta test, you will get an exclusive branded t-shirt for your avatar. This t-shirt will remain available for you when the game will release to show your friends and opponents that you supported the game from the beginning…And that you are possibly a player to keep an eye on.

Introducing the Hidden Sands battleground

Naruto to Boruto Shinobi Striker

The open beta will introduce the Hidden Sand stage as a new battleground. This map will require you to get the best use of verticality to elude your enemies and disappear between the Sand’s buildings.

Keep in mind that this map also features many spots for ranged type fighters to hide and organize a solid line of defense. At first sight, the Blue Zone nested inside a building might seems easier to defend than the open Red Zone but I suggest you to stay sharp as a skilled ninja will make a good use of the natural protection of high walls around the Blue Zone to harass and destroy the defenders.

The Hidden Leaf Forest stage that has been presented during the closed beta test is also going to be available in the open beta test. This map is much more open than the Hidden Sands’ and will favour quick moves and powerful close range attacks.

An overview of the new ninjustu and secret techniques

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6 new ninjustu, 2 substitution techniques and 2 secret Techniques have been added to the open beta test, to raise the combinations and give you more strategic options to control the battle.

Each ninja has four specializations to choose from and each can receive a different set of jutsu and techniques.

The specialisations are the Attack type, the Ranged type, the Defense type or the Heal type and you’ll soon learn that switch from one to the other is a great way to contribute to your team’s advantage and to vary the techniques you can use.

(Just don’t forget that you can only change types when you respawn.)

The new Justu and techniques added:

Attack Type

  • Sage Art: Wind Style Rasen Shuriken
  • Lightning Blade, Sharingan
  • Massive Rasengan, Kamui
  • Shadow Clone Jutsu
  • Lightning Style: Shadow Clone Jutsu

Ranged Type

  • Chidori
  • Shadow Clone Jutsu
  • Lightning Style: Shadow Clone Jutsu

Defense Type

  • Shadow Clone Jutsu
  • Lightning Style: Shadow Clone Jutsu

Heal Type

  • Cellular Extraction Jutsu
  • Cherry Blossom Clash
  • Shadow Clone Jutsu
  • Lightning Style: Shadow Clone Jutsu

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Briefing is now over. Thanks for your attention.

Now become a ninja to be proud of: always act as a team and never underestimate your opponents.

I will monitor the battle together with the Bandai Namco team all throughout the Beta to receive your comments and feedback on the official twitter or the official Facebook page and through the hashtag #shinobistrikerBETA so do not hesitate drop us a word about your experience.

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Today marks five years since we stood in the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to share a name that would change our lives and hopefully yours: PlayStation 4.

Introducing PS4 was an important moment in PlayStation history, so we reached out to some of the key figures who provided those first crucial details on 20th February, 2013.

Mark Cerny, PS4 lead system architect

Mark Cerny, PS4’s system architect, recalled the excitement of the console’s much-anticipated unveil.

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“It was a thrill ride of a day, that’s for sure! I’d been working on the console for about five years and had really no idea what the reaction would be – would it be welcomed? Would our event even get any attention? The response was pretty quick, though — by the end of the day, we were on the way to 34 million views of our launch trailer and it was clear that gamers really did appreciate the concept and execution of PlayStation 4.”

Nate Fox, Sucker Punch

Revealing PS4 also meant announcing exceptional new titles that would go on to become fan favourites. Sucker Punch unveiled inFamous: Second Son, one of PS4’s early hits.

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When we reached out to Sucker Punch’s Nate Fox to share his thoughts five years later, he was in a reflective mood. “Everyone participating was so passionate about making games. In the years since then, we’ve all got to play some magnificent stuff made possible by the new hardware. For me it’s all best summed up in the two words – robot dinosaurs.”

Yoshinori Ono, Capcom

Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono also remembers how PS4 opened doors in the development of creative new gaming experiences.

“It made me remember how exciting it is to be on board from the ground floor and create awesome content for a powerful new machine. The people responsible for the design of the PS4 gave us all manner of tools to scratch our creative itches and they were always eager to hear how we thought things could improve. They were very developer-centric in their approach.

“It’s not an overstatement to say that this philosophy is the driving force behind the amount of great content now available on the platform.”

Shinji Hashimoto, Square Enix

Shinji Hashimoto joined us on stage to highlight Square Enix’s Final Fantasy tech demo, which set a new bar for graphic display in gaming. He remembers the nerves he had before jumping on stage. “It was an incredible honour to be invited to speak at the New York announcement! I tend to get a little nervous even with events in Japan, but traveling all the way to New York took it to a whole new level.” That demo foreshadowed the impressive graphics work seen in later Final Fantasy PS4 releases.

Jonathan Blow, game designer, The Witness

PS4’s announce shined a bright light on some standout independent studios too, including a stunning title that left many itching for more: The Witness. Jonathan Blow’s 3D puzzle game was a unique and innovative release for PS4, and he remembers the rapid-fire prep that went into the game’s announcement.

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“We had just two weeks to put together a trailer that could somehow stand on the same stage as these huge-budget system-seller games — but no area of our game was finished enough! We worked crazily, figuring out what the game would really look like, building those models, and making an in-engine system to render video out at a solid 60fps. It was all worth it!”

Of course, the rest is history. The last five years have been a memorable ride — thanks for joining us on it!

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MEANWHILE, AT JUSTICE LEAGUE HEADQUARTERS…We’re bringing more of the DC universe to Rocket League next month!

Our latest licensed premium DLC is bringing a league of your favorite superheroes to the Rocket League universe! The DC Super Heroes DLC Pack comes with two of your favorite Gotham City rides — the classic ’89 Batmobile AND the roof-cruising The Dark Knight Rises Tumbler made famous in The Dark Knight Trilogy.

But we’re bringing more than just the Batmobiles to the game with this DLC pack, so check out the full list of included customisation items (sorted by hero) below!

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  • Aquaman — Decal (Breakout), and Player Banner
  • Batman — Decal (Paladin), and Player Banner
  • Cyborg — Decal (Roadhog), and Player Banner
  • Flash — Speed Force Boost, Wheels, Decal (Venom), and Player Banner
  • Green Arrow — Decal (Hotshot), and Player Banner
  • Green Lantern — Decal (Merc), and Player Banner
  • Superman — Decal (Octane), and Player Banner
  • Wonder Woman — Wheels, Decal (X-Devil), and Player Banner
  • DC — Player Banner

The DC Super Heroes DLC Pack arrives on 5th March. The DLC requires a copy of Rocket League to use and game is sold separately, so make sure you have what you need before you pick the new pack up!

NOTE: If three of these items look familiar, The Flash Wheels, Player Banner, and DC Comics Player Banner were previously available in the re-released “Collector’s Edition” of Rocket League distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive earlier this year.

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Hello there PlayStation fans! As always, it’s great to be back here on PS Blog and today I’m incredibly excited to share with you the news that Burnout Paradise Remastered is coming to PlayStation 4 on 16th March. Did we mention it’ll be running in 4K at 60FPS?

If you’ve played Burnout Paradise previously you’ll no doubt have fond memories of the first time you got behind the wheel of classic cars such as the Hunter Cavalry, Carson Fastback, Jansen X12 and the Montgomery Hawker.

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Maybe you have a soft spot for the toy versions of the Hunter Manhattan, Krieger WTR, Carson GT Concept or the Carson Inferno van? Perhaps you enjoy cruising around Paradise City on two wheels as opposed to four.

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Be honest now, how many of you owned the Jansen P12 Diamond?

Whatever your choice of vehicle, Paradise City allows you to tear it up in the ultimate driving playground. Race across hectic downtown avenues all the way up to the wild mountain roads and relive the high-octane stunts and wanton destruction that Burnout series has become synonymous with.

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But what better way to play than with friends? Burn rubber and shred metal across the open roads of Paradise City while discovering jumps, stunts and shortcuts. Wreck your friends online and collect their mugshots or join forces to demolish hundreds of online challenges.

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Break the rules and crash anywhere at any time. Tear up the rulebook and set speed and destruction records all over town. Send your car launching, spinning and barrel rolling through the city. Leave a trail of destruction in your rear-view mirror, wherever you go and whenever you want.

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What’s in the box? I’m glad you asked!

  • Burnout Paradise Base Game
  • Big Surf Island
  • Party Pack
  • Burnout Bikes
  • Boost Special
  • Legendary Cars
  • Cagney Update
  • Toys
  • Cops & Robbers Pack

We’ll see you in Paradise City!

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Hello, my name is Erik Odeldahl. I am the Creative Director at Fast Travel Games, a VR games developer founded in 2016 by former creators of franchises such as Battlefield & Mirror’s Edge.

Today is a historical day for me and the team, and we could not more thrilled: Our debut title Apex Construct, an action/adventure we have built from the ground up for VR, is finally available on PlayStation VR.

The game is set in a strange future where merciless robots prowl the world as a result of mankind’s reckless experiments. Using two Move controllers, with movement options like Free Locomotion or Teleportation, players will need to explore this world to uncover its secrets while defending themselves from the synthetic creatures, utilising an upgradable bow, arrow & shield setup.

Progressing through the adventure, the player will gradually reveal what actually happened to the world they once knew – and what their role is in the drawn out conflict between two powerful AIs.

Early on, we set out on a mission out to create a VR world that was both beautiful and perilous – a world which you want to stay in and marvel at the surroundings, but at the same time be cautious about and have a sense of imminent threat.

In the beginning of the game, the player returns to earth after having spent an unknown period of time in the Void, a limbo between dimensions. Upon re-entry, the player soon realizes that the world is now a very different place. An event called The Shift ripped it apart and immediately reassembled it, but the fragments ended up all over the place, like scattered pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Almost all human and animal life is now gone.

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How did this happen, and why? This is up to the player to figure out. While 50% of the game will be combat-focused, using bow, shield and arrows which can all be upgraded by using Radiance Points earned by killing enemies or finding secrets, the other 50% will be about exploration and puzzle solving.

Apex Construct will take you to places like pre-apocalyptic research stations, underground caves and parts of an old city, and really rewards players who take their time to explore and interact with the environment.

Thankfully, the player won’t have to do this all by herself. Accompanying her through the game is the voice of Fathr, an artificial intelligence from the time before the Shift. Fathr recruits the player into its fight against Mothr, another AI with an opposing view of how the world should function. These AIs seem to have been in conflict for a very long time, maybe even since before The Shift. Why? Get exploring today and you will hopefully find out!

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One week from now Elite Dangerous will change. Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One is the first of four free updates launching in 2018, focused on community-requested core changes to the overall experience of the game together with fresh content for Commanders to experience as you explore the Milky Way.

Last year PlayStation 4 players launched into Elite Dangerous’ massively multiplayer full-scale simulation of the Milky Way. Starting with a small spacecraft and a handful of credits, we want you to make your own way in the galaxy however you choose. Trade, fight, mine, explore, hunt or just survive – the choice is yours.

From the very beginning an important part of Elite Dangerous has been the feedback we receive from our community. Your actions influence the galaxy and the ongoing story, but it also changes the way we develop the game. Your feedback has shaped our third season of content updates, and that’s why we wanted to give it to all Elite Dangerous players for free.

Beyond – Chapter One will launch 27th February with an automatic update for all Elite Dangerous owners. You’ll find lots of small changes we hope will improve the ways you choose to play, but here are some of the big things we’re most excited about everyone experiencing in Beyond – Chapter One:

1. A fairer Open Play environment and a challenging career for criminals with the new Crime and Punishment system

The Crime and Punishment system that balances criminality and the consequences that come with it is designed to make the galaxy more challenging for advanced players, more accessible for newer players and more difficult for any Commander who likes to hunt weaker prey.

Elite Dangerous can be played Solo, with friends in a Private Group or in Open Play where the galaxy is massively multiplayer and friendly fire is always on, but we know the Open Play experience can be as daunting as it is exciting. We’ve heard your feedback and implemented a series of changes that will make life difficult for criminals who prey on new players. We’re introducing ‘hot ships’ to increase the consequences for seasoned lawbreakers and we’re deploying a new Advanced Tactical Response unit to hunt for repeat offenders.

We’ve also rebalanced the bounty system and added levels of notoriety to create a fairer PvP environment in the open galaxy. We think Open Play is the most exciting way to play Elite Dangerous but we want to make it a fairer place to play, too.

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2. A choice of mission rewards

In Chapter One we’ll also be making changes to the mission reward system to give players more freedom and more tools to accomplish their goals. The new system will allow players to choose between three different sets of reward packages all of roughly equivalent value at the end of every mission. It’s another way we’re making the Elite Dangerous galaxy a place where you can really play your own way.

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3. Find the best deals with improved Trade Data

We’re boosting trade with more accessible Trade Data. It’s a big change affecting the way information about the commodities markets is made available, and helping space truckers find profitable routes without turning to guides.

But the new Trade Data isn’t a ‘win button’ for traders. You’ll have to explore the galaxy and add systems to your database before the info is accessible. The more systems you visit the greater the amount of trade data available when you’re looking to make some credits for that new ship, armor plate or missile rack.

4. Galnet Audio keeps you up to date

The Elite Dangerous galaxy is full of news and weird events. GalNet – the main source about important events taking place in the Milky Way – gets an upgrade in Beyond – Chapter One, making it easily accessible right from your ship’s HUD with GalNet Audio.

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The galaxy’s news moves fast and now, and GalNet Audio gives players a chance to listen to the latest updates and ongoing narrative while traversing the galaxy. The story updates daily based on player activity, and we want to give you a better chance to impact it.

5. The introduction of the Chieftain

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For Elite Dangerous Horizons owners, we’re introducing a new combat-focused ship: The Chieftain. This warship was created in in response to the growing alien threat and is designed to bring heavy firepower to any alien encounter. Favoring weapons and maneuverability over armor means the Chieftain will be able to dish out a lot of damage but won’t be able to take much. It’s a fun ship to fly, but also a risky one!

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And the Beyond series doesn’t end here! Chapter One opens the new season, the following two updates will see the introduction of new content, while the last Chapter of the year will once again bring major operational changes to core systems of Elite Dangerous. We’re especially excited to introduce Squadrons – a new way for Commanders to manage their player groups and take part in community goals together.

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We’ve been listening to your feedback and we know Elite Dangerous wouldn’t be where it is today without you, so we’re thankful for your support and we hope you’ll join the players exploring, fighting, and trading across the Milky Way.

Available for all Elite Dangerous and Elite Dangerous: Horizons owners, Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One makes its way onto PlayStation 4 on 27th February.

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This week, PlayStation Store welcomes new Metal Gear coop survival spin-off, Metal Gear Survive. Team up with friends and fight off waves of enemies in hectic battles.

Elsewhere, strap in for some action RPG goodness in Sword Art Online, while Rad Rodgers will take you straight back to the joys of classic ’90s platformers. Apex Construct takes you to a puzzling dystopian future filled with robots on PS VR, while The Residence DLC is the final chapter of Little Nightmare’s spine-chilling adventure.

1. Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Survive picks up the action right after the destruction of Mother Base in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Through a dimensional portal, Big Boss’ Militaires Sans Frontières enter an alternate reality where their survival skills will be put to the test.

2. Apex Construct

From former Battlefield and Mirror’s Edge developers comes Apex Construct, a striking action/adventure for PS VR. In a dystopian future where merciless robots have taken over and two powerful AIs are fighting it out, you will need to explore this apocalyptic world armed only with a bow and solve puzzles to uncover its darkest secrets.

3. Little Nightmares: The Residence

Get your torch and prepare for the third and final chapter of Little Nightmares. Dive into a dark tale and solve puzzles as Six faces the terrors of childhood in the mysterious and ominous Residence.

Little Nightmares: The Residence

4. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

Sword Art Online’s latest virtual world is one of guns rather than swords. Following the events of the hit anime Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, Fatal Bullet lets you create your own avatar and enter the virtual world of Gun Gale Online, a first-person shooter roleplay game.

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

  • Why you should play it: Dive in the immersive world of Sword Art Online and play with friends in competitive and cooperative online modes.
  • Available: 23rd February

5. Rad Rodgers

Retro-platformer Rad Rodgers comes to PS4! Follow the adventures of Rad, a mischievous young boy who plays too many video games, and his sentient console Dusty through fun-filled levels of platforming action.

Rad Rodgers

  • Why you should play it: It’s a fun ’90s-era platformer featuring an unlikely pair of heroes!
  • Available: 21st February

PlayStation StoreOut this week

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PS4 DLC

21st February

22nd February

23rd February

Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS4, PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through our online store on your mobile, tablet or computer.

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