PlayStation.Blog.Europe https://blog.eu.playstation.com Your daily fix of PlayStation news from across the SCEE region Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:00:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 The PlayStation Store Summer Sale http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/3aaQXxiw7vI/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/27/the-playstation-store-summer-sale/#comments Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:25:54 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226853 That time of year has arrived once more… the PlayStation Store Summer Sale has begun! Our four-week Summer Sale sees a huge selection of amazing titles available on offer across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. You can save up to 60% on selected titles during the four weeks of the sale, however some games will […]

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That time of year has arrived once more… the PlayStation Store Summer Sale has begun!

Our four-week Summer Sale sees a huge selection of amazing titles available on offer across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. You can save up to 60% on selected titles during the four weeks of the sale, however some games will only be available in the sale for a limited time only, so don’t miss out.

With top titles such as FIFA 16, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Just Cause 3, Far Cry Primal, The Heavy Rain™ & BEYOND: Two Souls™ Collection and many many more, you’re sure to find something you’ll love this summer.

There’s plenty to discover, so head to the PlayStation Store Summer Sale page for all your regional pricing, and take a look below for a complete list of what’s on offer. Summer just got a little brighter with PlayStation Store!

Available only 27/07/2016 – 10/08/2016

Available only 27/07/2016 – 17/08/2016

Available throughout 27/07/2016 – 24/08/2016

*Some titles within the promotion may not be available in your region

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There’s plenty of new content this week to keep aspiring builders busy: Fallout 4 gets its long-awaited Vault-Tec Workshop DLC, while Minecraft fans can fight it out in Battle Map Pack 2 before taking on episode seven of Story Mode. And of course, there are plenty of new titles to keep you busy, including Hyper Light Drifter, Retro City Rampage, and your chance to try out EA Sports NHL 17 free of charge.

Here’s the full list:

PlayStation StoreOut this week

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  • Retro City Rampage DX
    27th July

  • Tumblestone
    27th July

  • Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom Demo
    27th July

 


  • EA Sports NHL 17 [BETA]
    28th July

  • Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force
    29th July

 

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  • Retro City Rampage DX
    27th July

 

psvita

 


  • Retro City Rampage DX
    27th July

 

PS4 DLC

26th July

PS3 DLC

26th July

PS Vita DLC

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.

Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in July

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The next PS4 system software update is approaching and once again we would like you to test the new features making their way to your PS4.
Starting today you can sign up to be a PS4 beta tester by clicking here. The system software beta trial will kick off next month and, if you’re chosen to take part, you’ll receive an email with instructions on downloading the update.
In order to sign up, you’ll need a PS4 console with an internet connection and a master PlayStation Network account. We’ll share more details on which features you’ll be able to test when the beta begins.

Be sure to provide feedback throughout the beta trial; while we can’t always implement every change suggested by the community, it’s really valuable for us to hear your feedback to help guide the direction we take. We’re always listening!

Your beta experience will be even better if your PSN friends sign up too, so round them up. However, don’t wait too long to sign up – we can only accept a limited number of beta testers, so get in now before it’s too late.

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PES 2017 – FC Barcelona partnership unveiled, plus all-new trailer http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/QBzckvXIVGg/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/26/pes-2017-fc-barcelona-partnership-unveiled-plus-all-new-trailer/#comments Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:54:44 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226793 Some big news today from the PES 2017 camp: we’re proud to announce a premium partnership with one of the greatest teams on the planet, FC Barcelona. To celebrate, I’ve brought some cool bits and pieces to share with you. To begin with, there’s a brand new PES 2017 trailer showcasing the Catalan giants represented […]

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Some big news today from the PES 2017 camp: we’re proud to announce a premium partnership with one of the greatest teams on the planet, FC Barcelona. To celebrate, I’ve brought some cool bits and pieces to share with you.

To begin with, there’s a brand new PES 2017 trailer showcasing the Catalan giants represented ever so faithfully in the game, with our Team and Player ID systems perfectly reflecting their playing style.

The trailer shows them off nicely, but we’ve also released a few screenshots, showcasing the advanced 3D photo-scanning techniques we’ve used to implement incredibly realistic looking faces and expressions of key FC Barcelona players. They’re a thing of beauty!

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Finally, here’s a bit more PES 2017 information on how our partnership with FC Barcelona will enhance the game when it’s released in Europe on 15th September 2016:

PES 2017 FC Barcelona

  • Exclusive rights to recreate FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium.
  • The club’s famed offensive, playing style will be fully implemented, as will the club anthem ‘Himno’.
  • In-game versions of FC Barcelona’s historical kits.
  • Special promotions in myClub mode that will allow you to add FC Barcelona stars such as Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suarez to your squads.
  • FC Barcelona Legends available in myClub.

Also, just for you PlayStation fans, we’re happy to announce the FCB Edition (see artwork below) and the opening of digital pre-orders on the PlayStation Store. Get ready to #controlreality

As you can probably tell, we’re very excited by this premium partnership and hope you’re looking forward to trying out the incredible, iconic playing style of Messi and the rest of the FC Barcelona team. See you on the pitch at Camp Nou!

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Hi everyone, Niels from WeirdBeard here. We have some exciting news! Tricky Towers will be released on PS4 on 2nd August, and to celebrate we’ll be doing a livestream to show you all the game and answer any burning questions you might have.

We’ve been quite busy over the last year both developing and showing Tricky Towers off at events around the world. We’ve had a great response from players – we really enjoy engaging with gamers and being able to talk about the game and the work that has gone into it. Livestreaming seems like a natural step for us to take, and it allows us to show you Tricky Towers and answer your questions no matter where in the world you happen to be based!

The livestream event will take place on 4th August at 7.00pm BST/8.00pm CET. You can already register for it via Events in the PS4 menu – make sure you’ve connected your Twitch account so you’re ready to send in questions when the stream starts.

For those who need a bit of a refresher – Tricky Towers is a physics-based tower building game. Using tetromino bricks you must build a tower higher, faster and better than your opponents. You can also cast magic spells to either stabilise your own tower or sabotage those of other players. When your tower is swaying and magic spells are flying thick and fast you’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat, cheering and jeering along with your friends!

[ADD TRAILER]

We’ve added quite a bit to Tricky Towers since our last blog post. There’s now a whole new mode called Puzzle which is all about fitting as many bricks as you can below a destructive laser line. Smart building wins over fast building in Puzzle mode, so if you’re looking for something a bit more zen then this is the mode for you.

Along with that we’ve added different difficulty levels for all three modes, online and offline (local) multiplayer, a huge number of single player trials and a single player endless mode where you can compete with players around the globe for the top score.

We’re really looking forward to releasing Tricky Towers on PS4 and letting you all in to play. See you in the livestream on 4th August!

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Hello everyone, and welcome to your PlayStation Plus monthly games update for August. This month we look to satisfy your inner space pirate while exploring the depths of space, and let you battle it out with friends in a hilariously frenzied tower builder.

First up is Tricky Towers, a new title from WeirdBeard Games. This physics-based action puzzler is at its best when you’re competing against friends, with local and online multiplayer for two to four players. As you compete to build your own precarious tower, rivalries will come to the surface as you cast spells to disrupt your opponents and try to make them lose balance and send their towers crashing down. Be warned, it’s ridiculously addictive fun and could turn friends against each other as the fast-paced rounds stack up.

Next up is Rebel Galaxy. Suit up and take command in this space combat action game from developer Double Damage. Take the helm of a massive destroyer as you make your reputation through trade, by being a work-for-hire mercenary or a swashbuckling pirate. In a procedurally generated universe, no two star systems are the same and there’s always something new to discover. So take the helm, prepare for battle, and have a blast playing Rebel Galaxy.

Full lineup:

So be sure to head to the PS Plus hub on your PS4 home screen and add these two fantastic games to your library. See you in-game and in the comments section below!

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Hey everyone! Jorge Cabezas here, one of BlitWorks‘ founders. You probably enjoyed some of the games we ported to PlayStation before: FEZ, Don’t Starve, Spelunky or Super Meat Boy, among others.

We want to keep the fun coming, so I have a cool announcement to make today: we’re bringing Cannon Brawl to PS4 on 3rd August! Just in time to refresh your summer!

Cannon Brawl

If you don’t know Cannon Brawl yet, this is what you need to know: it’s fun, it’s addictive and it’s frenetic. Did I mention how fun it is?

The game is all about defending your castle and attacking your opponent’s one. You have a wide array of weapons to choose from and you place them on the territory while piloting an airship. All this happens in real-time, so the battle is intense, and every match evolves in a surprisingly different way.

There’s a campaign mode where you can learn the basic rules, but where the game really shines is when playing against your friends, either online or – perhaps even better – in the comfort and warm atmosphere of your couch.

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Some key details:

  • Single player: You can play across five unique worlds unlocking five different characters and more than 15 weapons in the Campaign mode
  • Local and online multiplayer: Use all the weapons you gathered in amazing 1v1 battles
  • Destroyable terrain: With lasers, giant flamethrowers and huge cannons you’ll get to destroy the earth under your enemy’s feet!
  • Totally new genre: Original blend of 2D Artillery and RTS
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All this wrapped up in a beautiful fantasy world with the outstanding, though unexpected, music created by Disasterpeace.

But this is not all. When Turtle Sandbox trusted their baby to us, we not only made sure the game ran butter-smooth, we also upgraded the graphics to be full HD!

That’s all for now! See you on 3rd August. If you’ve got any questions or just want to say hi, you can find us on Twitter at @BlitWorks. We’re always happy to hear from you.

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I was an impressionable six year old out camping when I first heard Vangelis. Some family friends brought a tape of a radio show called ‘Hearts of Space’, and ‘To the Unknown Man’ was playing. Instead of sleeping, I found myself staring up at the stars with my imagination going wild.

That music was the catalyst for an insatiable appetite for electronic music during my childhood. I was a rabid fan of Isao Tomita, Wendy Carlos, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, and later the weirder stuff by Xenakis and Stockhausen.

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When I heard that Headlander was following a retro-future narrative inspired by Logan’s Run, Silent Running, Zardoz, and other ’70s sci-fi, I simply tapped my already fiercely nostalgic mind for content. I knew what influences I had to honour in this score, and knew what tools I was going to have to use to satisfy my needs. Right off the bat, I decided on using tape and analog synthesizers. I’d still use my software of choice, Logic Pro, but mostly just as a recording device.

In Headlander, there are nods to Vangelis when you walk the halls of the Pleasure Port. When Grid Clash begins, you will hear Wendy Carlos inspired fanfare. When you get to the Computer Core, you’ll hear the more avant-garde colours of Stockhausen and Xenakis. Behind the walls of the pleasure port, you’ll hear an ambient score that is referencing Brian Eno. I love this era of electronic music dearly, and I want to reintroduce the world to these colors and aesthetics while visiting this alternate timeline.

Headlander

I needed the right tools for the era, so I borrowed, rented, and bought some tools for the task. I acquired some modern takes on vintage synths. I am using A Prophet 8, Moog Voyager, Dave Smith Mono-evolver, Korg Monotron, and arp Odessey. I also was able to borrow some vintage synths from electronic music artists Jeff Taylor and Frank Garvey. These included the Yamaha CS15, Moog Voyager, Korg MS20, and a vintage Arp Odessey. I also used a Roland SH101, which is from 1983, yet stands tall amongst its older brothers. All are era-appropriate for the ’70s, and I feel give the soundtrack an authenticity that I would not have achieved otherwise. For guitar work, I collaborated with Jay Rubin of Ghost Cat Studios.

The score is 70-80% analogue. Originally I wanted to go for 100%, but the needs for the game outgrew this limitation. I also included Reaktor 6 and a couple of samplers for some tasks. I wanted to record everything to tape, but the limitations and idiosyncrasies of tape made it VERY hard to be light on my feet, so I used it more sparingly. In the walls of the Pleasure Port there is a song that is procedurally generated. I gave the computer some rules, attached some instruments, and went to make coffee while my computer made music for me. This was inspired by the generative music systems of Brian Eno and John Cage.

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I hope that everyone who plays Headlander enjoys this soundtrack. I was honoured to compose this score. These days, scores are often hybrids of orchestral and electronic elements, all striving to be modern and HUGE – I love to write this kind of music! Headlander was a special treat, though. It is a slice of my own personal nostalgia, my love letter to these giants of electronic music. Who knows – maybe if people love this soundtrack it will rekindle interest in the music that inspired it. I hope so.

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Summon Night 6: Lost Borders coming to PS4, PS Vita http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/9u8lWELeDSs/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/25/summon-night-6-lost-borders-coming-to-ps4-ps-vita/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:32:02 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226729 As a gamer, it always bothered me that English-speaking gamers were denied the goodness of Summon Night. But making the connections required for an English license to happen is not a simple undertaking. But back in 2014, our madness paid off — the planets aligned, years of work paid off, and our karma glowed bright […]

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As a gamer, it always bothered me that English-speaking gamers were denied the goodness of Summon Night. But making the connections required for an English license to happen is not a simple undertaking. But back in 2014, our madness paid off — the planets aligned, years of work paid off, and our karma glowed bright enough that we were able to license Summon Night 5 so we could finally release the first mainline Summon Night game in the United States.

Summon Night 6: Lost Borders

It turned out Summon Night 5 was only the warm-up — Summon Night 6: Lost Borders would be the main attraction, and would be our very first multi-platform release on PS4 and PS Vita.

Even 9 months before the Japanese release, it was clear that this was a beautiful, fun strategy RPG — and a Summon Night game, through and through. And it was extra special because the game celebrated the 15th anniversary of Summon Night; it would bring together many key characters from the whole series for one grand, trope-free romp.

Okay, I lied about the “trope-free” part. There are as many JRPG tropes as you would expect in Summon Night 6: Lost Borders — maybe more. But they’re as fun and funny as you would hope. The game centers on three main characters living in isolation. Their solitary routines are upended when people literally begin falling from the sky into their world. At first, they struggle to learn who the visitors are and why they dropped in, but as they unravel the mystery they learn the power of friendship, eventually using that power to help them overcome a dark secret that cuts to the heart of their reality.

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The gameplay is classic Summon Night, but turbocharged and streamlined. The usual strategy grid is displayed when you move, but the characters are free to run anywhere within their movement range without being limited to the squares. The Summon magic is represented here, as expected, as are assists, but there’s a new huge Summon Burst type of attack that unleashes crazy devastation on enemies.

Terrain is expressed in 3D beautifully, as are the characters. And the ever-popular night conversations are available with more characters than ever to help develop strong ties with allies at the end of every chapter. Summon Night 6 also supports cross save, allowing the game to be played on both PS4 and PS Vita. And players will need that edge because the game is a replay beast, with more than a dozen endings to see.

Summon Night 6: Lost Borders

Whichever version you choose to play, whether PS4 or PS Vita, if you’re a JRPG fan you’re in for a rare treat that opens the door to a fantastic universe.

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The PlayStation weekly wrap-up http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/NxBWHVcolp0/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/23/the-playstation-weekly-wrap-up-9/#comments Sat, 23 Jul 2016 09:00:50 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226685 As the summer swings into full spirit, the gaming industry – along with the rest of us – takes some well-earned time to kick back, soak up a few rays and draw comfort from the knowledge that Christmas’ mayhem is still months away. That said, even a quiet week in PlayStation has its share of […]

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As the summer swings into full spirit, the gaming industry – along with the rest of us – takes some well-earned time to kick back, soak up a few rays and draw comfort from the knowledge that Christmas’ mayhem is still months away.

That said, even a quiet week in PlayStation has its share of news, trailers and announcements. Just in case you missed any of them, let’s take a moment to re-cap:

This week’s biggest new trailers

  1. No Man’s Sky
    Wondering what combat looks like in a near endless universe? No Man’s Sky‘s second ‘Pillar’ trailer debuted this week, shedding fresh light on how combat works in its procedurally generated universe.
  2. Batman: The Telltale Series
    Take a look at the first trailer from Telltale Games’ highly-anticipated adaptation of the DC comics’ iconic crusader for justice, Batman.
  3. Gravity Rush 2
    New characters, powers and environments were all on show in the release date trailer for Gravity Rush 2. Get a closer look at more of what you can expect come November this year.
  4. Star Wars Battlefront – Death Star Expansion
    Yes, hold onto your X-Wings, it’s actually happening. Get your first look at the formidable Imperial dreadnought in EA’s final expansion for Stars War Battlefront.
  5. ABZÛ
    Learn more about the deep passions that drive the creation and development of underwater odyssey ABZÛ with this short commentary trailer from creative director Matt Nava.

Tweets of the week:

Around the world of PlayStation:

  • Shuhei Yoshida found himself digitally recreated when he joined the team over at Media Molecule this week for a hands-on look at the studio’s forthcoming PS4 exclusive Dreams.

This week’s PlayStation Store ‘leftfield’ pick:

Insomniac Games may be better known for big-budget action adventures like Ratchet & Clank and Resistance: Fall of Man, but this week it dipped its toe into more modest and tranquil waters with Song of the Deep.

A true ‘passion’ project driven by chief creative officer Brian Hasting’s desire to create a gaming role model his daughter could look up to, this 2D side-scrolling underwater adventure is irresistible in both its simplistic yet compelling narrative and its mesmerising art direction. We can’t recommend it highly enough.

The pick of PlayStation Blog:

  • Lara Croft will be crashing back onto PlayStation 4 in October with Rise of the the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Edition. This special edition comes cocked-full of freshly looted DLC and a brand new VR mode.
  • Following on from its alpha demo earlier this year developer’s Team Ninja will be release a beta demo for samurai action-RPG Nioh, next month.
  • System Shock, the spiritual predecessor to the Bioshock series, is getting a thorough overhaul for the new generation and, best of all, it’ll be shrugging off its PC roots and coming to PlayStation 4 as well.

And the rest of the headlines:

What we’re playing this week:

  • Matt: “With my TV still not fixed the PS Vita continues to be my go-to gaming device and I honestly couldn’t be happier… except when I’m raging my way through Guacamelee‘s Tree Tops platform section – seriously, who needs that many blades?”
  • Rhys: “It’s been a big Hitman week for me – at the time of writing, I’m watching the clock until 1pm when the next elusive target goes live. Finally, I can follow Gary Busey around without fear of the restraining order being broken. I’ve said too much…”
  • Fred: “After taking a few weeks out for Uncharted 4 and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, I finally jumped back into Alienation to mop up the remains of the extra-terrestrial menace.

Tell us what you’re playing below, have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here on Monday.

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Wonder Woman and Blue Beetle join Injustice 2’s roster http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/ms0VVV0Geks/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/22/wonder-woman-and-blue-beetle-join-injustice-2s-roster/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:00:39 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226661 On Friday, at San Diego Comic-Con we announced two new characters for Injustice 2. If you haven’t seen them yet watch the trailer above…. Go ahead, I’ll wait… Good. Now that you know how they look I’d like to go a little more in depth on how they play. Just in time for her 75th […]

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On Friday, at San Diego Comic-Con we announced two new characters for Injustice 2. If you haven’t seen them yet watch the trailer above…. Go ahead, I’ll wait… Good. Now that you know how they look I’d like to go a little more in depth on how they play.

Just in time for her 75th anniversary, Wonder Woman makes her return to the Injustice franchise. In the first Injustice game, Wonder Woman’s character power gave her the ability to switch between her Sword & Shield attacks and her Lasso of Truth. In Injustice 2, she is no longer limited to when she can use her Amazonian weaponry. With this game, she brings the whole arsenal.

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Combining her long range lasso attacks with quick hitting sword combos makes her an even more powerful brawler than before. And while she is at her best dealing damage up close, her Shield Toss and the ability to reflect fireballs with her Bracelets of Submission means she is no slouch from afar. Her new character power has her gain blessings from the Greek Gods which enhance her combat capabilities in a variety of ways. For example, Hermes can enhance her mobility and give her the ability to air dash.

The other new character we are proud to announce is a character fans have been asking for since the first Injustice game. Blue Beetle makes his debut in Injustice 2. His alien technology allows him to form various gadgets and weapons for his power suit that make him a well-rounded, jack of all trades character that can be effective up close and from afar. His hands can turn into shields, blades and clubs for punishing close range combos, and he can attack from a distance by turning his hand into an energy cannon that fires quick fireballs from the ground or air. He can also use the wings on his back for air mobility, both to advance or escape from the opponent.

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His unique character power allows him to transform his arms into long razor sharp blades that enhance his range and effectiveness up close but at a price: while his blades are active he can no longer use his fireballs.

And his supermove is incredible. Blue Beetle cycles through many different weapons before finishing off his opponents with a powerful series of energy blasts. We can’t wait to see what players can do with Blue Beetle when they finally get their hands on him.

Introducing these characters at San Diego Comic-Con is super exciting for us. As we’ve said before, working with the amazing characters of DC is a dream come true for everyone at NetherRealm. And being able to introduce one of the most iconic Super Heroes of all time, along with a true fan favorite at Comic-Con is pretty much as cool as it gets.

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Win a trip for two to Gamescom 2016 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/pxafWcg95IE/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/22/win-a-trip-for-two-to-gamescom-2016/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:00:26 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226677 We know how much you love your games, so what could be better than exclusively giving PlayStation Plus members the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to Gamescom 2016. Next month you and a friend could be gaming it up abroad in Germany, all you have to do for your chance to […]

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We know how much you love your games, so what could be better than exclusively giving PlayStation Plus members the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to Gamescom 2016.

Next month you and a friend could be gaming it up abroad in Germany, all you have to do for your chance to win this amazing prize is answer six multiple-choice questions and one tie breaker based on some of the latest PS4 monthly games titles.

As if you needed any more motivation to enter, check out the full details of the prize package below!

  • Two tickets to Gamescom, including fastlane passes to play the newest PlayStation games on the show floor.
  • Flights, hotel accommodation and transfers.
  • £800/€1000 spending money

Visit the competition page here and enter now! You only have until 31st July 2016.

Good luck!

Not currently a PlayStation Plus member? Here you find out about all the great benefits you could be enjoying right now from as little as £3.33/€4.17 per month!

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Arcade racer Riptide GP: Renegade hits PS4 on 26th July http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/8SFCR6Xuwxs/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/21/arcade-racer-riptide-gp-renegade-hits-ps4-on-26th-july/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:00:09 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226649 When we started development on Riptide GP: Renegade, our goal was to push the series more in the direction of the classic arcade racers we loved growing up: games like Hydro Thunder, Daytona USA, and the Rush series. From the beginning we knew this Riptide GP had to be more over the top, more action-packed, […]

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When we started development on Riptide GP: Renegade, our goal was to push the series more in the direction of the classic arcade racers we loved growing up: games like Hydro Thunder, Daytona USA, and the Rush series. From the beginning we knew this Riptide GP had to be more over the top, more action-packed, and… well, just generally more ridiculous.

One thing we love about those classics are all the secrets you can uncover. We packed a lot into Riptide GP: Renegade, and I want to share a few of them with you here so you can hit the ground running when the game comes out 26th July on PS4.

Riptide GP: Renegade

Keep your eyes peeled for shortcuts

Every level in Renegade has at least one or two shortcuts. Some are easy and shave a little time off your lap, others are hard but can jump you to the front of the pack when you’re willing to take a risk. Explore every level to find them all, and watch other players online for clues.

One of the harder to find shortcuts is in Fountain Park, just after the fork with the big bonsai tree. Instead of following the water, drive up the wall under the bridge, and you’ll break through the fence onto the upper fountain level.

Riptide GP: Renegade

Collect all the easter eggs

In Renegade there is an easter egg hidden on every single level — a literal Easter Egg. Find and collect all of them, and you’ll unlock the coveted “Chicken Head” player decal to show off to your friends. (Tip: You can track your egg collection on the Stats screen.)

Riptide GP: Renegade

References to our other games

Scattered throughout Renegade are numerous references to previous Vector Unit games. Fans will recognise locations, characters, and images from earlier Riptide GP games, the Beach Buggy Blitz series, and even our first game, Hydro Thunder Hurricane.

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Inside jokes in the story

This is the first game in the Riptide GP series with a story mode. Not only is it an epic tale of betrayal and revenge, it also has a bunch of references to games, movies, and game development. For example, the robot character 0xDEADBEEF is an old programming joke — it’s “hexspeak” for uninitialized memory. The robot chose its name as a gag reference to its own hacked AI code.

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Big Head Mode

Here’s a recipe for good times: a few friends, Riptide GP: Renegade split screen multiplayer, and a secret (yet strangely familiar) code to unlock Big Head mode. On the title screen, enter UUDDLRLR on the Left Stick or D-Pad and then hit X. You’ll get a confirmation sound and jump into the main menu. Let the hilarity ensue!

These are just a few of the secrets hidden in Riptide GP: Renegade. Please let us know what you think when the game comes out. I hope you have as much fun exploring the game as we had making it. See you online!

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Check out the World of Final Fantasy Collector’s Edition http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/5rfAnYLwaYQ/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/21/check-out-the-world-of-final-fantasy-collectors-edition/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:04:43 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226635 If you’ve seen anything to do with World of Final Fantasy, I think you’d agree that it looks like a story book come to life (that and it’s so adorably cute)! We’ve got a brand new trailer which we’d like to share with you which delves deeper into the world (of World of Final Fantasy) […]

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If you’ve seen anything to do with World of Final Fantasy, I think you’d agree that it looks like a story book come to life (that and it’s so adorably cute)! We’ve got a brand new trailer which we’d like to share with you which delves deeper into the world (of World of Final Fantasy) so you can see how the game works and comes to life.

In World of Final Fantasy you take control of twin siblings Lann and Reyne as they step into the world called “Grymoire” to try and rediscover their lost memories. When we were coming up with ideas for the collector’s edition for World of Final Fantasy, we wanted to do something a little bit different to really bring you into Grymoire yourself and we came up with the perfect way to do this. So here it is, the World of Final Fantasy Collector’s Edition, exclusive to PS4.

World of Final Fantasy

Looks pretty cool right? So here’s what you get in the Collector’s Edition of World of Final Fantasy:

  • Exclusive pop-up book
    To house all of the physical and digital content in the Collector’s Edition, we’ve created a very special pop-up book featuring various scenes from World of Final Fantasy brought to life through striking 3D paper cuts – just like a story pop-up book! Since all of the contents of the Collector’s Edition of World of Final Fantasy fits inside of this pop-up book, it’s also pretty big!
  • Special art book
    World of Final Fantasy is an adorable game and has a unique style when compared to the rest of the Final Fantasy franchise. This 80-page hardback artbook shows off the stunning World of Final Fantasy creative direction and I’m sure it’ll put a smile on anyone who reads it.
  • Mini figures
    In World of Final Fantasy, you can summon legendary, legacy characters from the Final Fantasy franchise so in the Collector’s Edition we wanted to include some of our favourites. You’ll get mini figurines of Cloud (from Final Fantasy VII), Lightning (from Final Fantasy XIII) and Squall (from Final Fantasy VIII) in their adorable chibi form. Each figure is approximately 4-5cm tall.
  • Soundtrack selection
    A 20 track soundtrack selection CD featuring enchanting music from the game.
  • Extra digital bonus content
    You get five bonus bits of DLC which you can use in game:

    • Sephiroth (from Final Fantasy VII)
      • A special summon that will aid you in battle!
    • Red Bonnetberry, White Chocobo and Glow Moogle
      • These are special versions of mirages (monsters) you can recruit to join you on your quest and aid you in battle. If you’re a Final Fantasy fan, I’m sure you can recognise which mirages these are based on!
    • Japanese voice over DLC
      • This allows you to play the whole game with the Japanese voice overs
  • World of Final Fantasy game for PS4
    Obviously, we had to include the game itself! The Collector’s Edition will only be available for the PS4 version of World of Final Fantasy.
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You get a lot of cool stuff in the World of Final Fantasy Collector’s Edition and copies will be limited so make sure you pre-order one so you don’t miss out! You can pre-order the World of Final Fantasy Collector’s Edition exclusively from the Square Enix Store.

As well as the Collector’s Edition, we’re also announcing the Day 1 Edition of World of Final Fantasy! The Day 1 Edition comes with the full game and all of the extra digital bonus content (the Sephiroth summon, Red Bonnetberry, White Chocobo and Glow Moogle mirages and the Japanese voice over DLC). The Day 1 Edition will be available on both PS4 and PS Vita so whatever format you choose, you’ll be able to get all of the digital bonus goodies!

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If you’ve got any questions about the Collector’s Edition or the Day 1 Edition of World of Final Fantasy then feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll try my best to answer them.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Square Enix Store if you’d like to pre-order the Collector’s Edition or the Day 1 Edition and be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

I hope you’re looking forward to World of Final Fantasy which is coming out in Europe on 28th October, 2016!

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VidZone: Summer Zone and MY TV arrive, plus Elle King, Tinie Tempah, more http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/ypMRpylwCWc/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/21/vidzone-summer-zone-and-my-tv-arrive-plus-elle-king-tinie-tempah-more/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:00:20 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226495 We don’t know about you, but here in the UK we’re finally seeing the sun! So to celebrate we’ve launched the Summer Zone in addition to our regular Artist Of The Week and Zone updates. So let VidZone get you in the mood for BBQ’s, al fresco dining and poolside parties! BUT WAIT that’s not […]

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We don’t know about you, but here in the UK we’re finally seeing the sun! So to celebrate we’ve launched the Summer Zone in addition to our regular Artist Of The Week and Zone updates. So let VidZone get you in the mood for BBQ’s, al fresco dining and poolside parties! BUT WAIT that’s not all that’s arrived on the app…You may have already noticed another addition in the Featured Zone and your My Zone, but if not head there now and check out MY TV – a channel dedicated to the music and videos YOU love. For more info on how it works scroll below and enjoy!

Be sure to check out the Summer Zone trailer above featuring the likes of Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, MAGIC! and more.

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Summer Zone

The Summer Zone has arrived on VidZone! In addition to several blistering new TV channels packed with the hottest videos including Summer Vibes TV and Tropical House TV, log on and also check out our curated playlists including Summer Party and Latin Summer. Plus there’s a whole heap of classic videos from the Kings & Queens of sunshine-soaked tunes with the likes of Katy Perry, Will Smith and Wham!

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MY TV

Not sure what to watch? Well, we think we know! Introducing MY TV, a never-ending TV channel unique to you. We have hired the very best mystics and psychics (and maybe some clever algorithms) to channel your subconscious to create a constant, non-stop stream of music videos you love. The more you watch on VidZone, the better we get at knowing what you want.

You can find MY TV as the first item saved in your My Zone (If you are new to the service you may not see MY TV straight away, we need you to play a few videos so we can get a sense of what you like). You’ll also find 2 other new featured playlists in your My Zone. “Most Watched” – your 25 most played music videos and “Play History” – the last 25 music videos you watched. So head over to your My Zone for a further personalized VidZone experience!

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Artist Of The Week:

Keeping with the summer theme…who else could be our Artist Of The Week but the Miami lothario himself, Mr. Pitbull who has a new video for ‘Sexy Beaches’ featuring Florida sun, sea, sand and ladies. The track is taken from his latest English-speaking album, Globalization and features vocals from LA singer, Chloe Angelides who also appeared on LunchMoney Lewis‘ single ‘Whip It!’. Check out the video now in his featured playlist along with all of the rapper’s previous videos and hit collaborations.

Latest videos

Check out our great selection this week…

  • Fifth Harmony Ft. Fetty Wap – ‘All In My Head (Flex)’
  • Kiiara – ‘Gold’
  • The Veronicas – ‘In My Blood’
  • DJ Khaled Ft. Jay Z & Future – ‘I Got the Keys’
  • Tungevaag & Raaban – ‘Magical’
  • Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE – ‘Need You’ (AU NZ only)
  • Tam Cooper – ‘Be Bold’
  • Ruth B – ‘Lost Boy’
  • Every Time I Die – ‘The Coin Has A Say’

Everything else

As always, please keep in touch with the following fun ways to communicate. We read everything and love your comments so don’t be shy!

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Dragon Quest Builders launches 14th October, Day 1 Edition detailed http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/YaVEkUSBC9Y/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/20/dragon-quest-builders-launches-14th-october-day-1-edition-detailed/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:03:17 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226525 Get ready to build for fun, adventure and to save the world because Dragon Quest Builders is coming to PS4 and PS Vita on 14th October, 2016! Today we’re announcing the Day 1 edition of the game and below you can see the all new (and wonderfully colourful) box art for Dragon Quest Builders too! […]

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Get ready to build for fun, adventure and to save the world because Dragon Quest Builders is coming to PS4 and PS Vita on 14th October, 2016! Today we’re announcing the Day 1 edition of the game and below you can see the all new (and wonderfully colourful) box art for Dragon Quest Builders too!

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In Dragon Quest Builders you gather materials, craft items and build everything you can imagine in a sandbox world packed with memorable characters and dangerous monsters. This is all set in a unique Dragon Quest story, so let’s quickly go over the story to get you all up to speed.

Generations ago, the realm of Alefgard was plunged into darkness by the terrible and treacherous Dragonlord, ruler of all monsters. Mankind was robbed of the power to build and forced to wander the ruins of their former home, scrounging and scavenging in the dust to survive.

Now it’s up to you, a Legendary Builder chosen by the Goddess herself, to return the power of creation to the people and rebuild Alefgard. Only when the wonder of imagination has been returned will mankind be able to overthrow the evil Dragonlord once and for all!

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Now that you’re all up to speed with the story, let’s talk about what you get in the Day 1 edition of Dragon Quest Builders.

The Day 1 edition comes with a voucher code to unlock three exclusive recipes for unique building materials which can be used in Terra Incognita (Free Build) Mode. The recipes are:

  • Springtide Sprinkles Recipe – An item that allows you to transform trees into festive Cherry Blossoms and soil into comfortable straw floor blocks
  • Slimy Block Recipe – Allows you to craft delightful blocks adorned with cute blue Slimes! (The blocks aren’t actually slimy but they are super cute!)
  • Gold Block Recipe – Allows you to show off your opulent side with blocks made of pure gold!

You’ll have access to these recipes as soon as you start up Terra Incognita Mode (which is accessible after you complete the first chapter of the main story) but you’ll still need to gather the raw materials to craft the items but you can make as much as you want so long as you have enough raw materials. Then you can build all sorts of amazing creations!

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So that’s the Day 1 edition of Dragon Quest Builders! If you’ve got any questions, then feel free to leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Don’t forget to check out our website and follow/like/subscribe to us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube via the links below!

Hope you’re looking forward to Dragon Quest Builders which is coming out on 14th October for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Don’t forget to pre-order the Day 1 Edition to make sure you don’t miss out!

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Minimalist arcade shooter Inversus hits PS4 on 16th August http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/kyMvhpFuncM/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/20/minimalist-arcade-shooter-inversus-hits-ps4-on-16th-august/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:00:53 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226515 Hi everyone, it’s Ryan from Inversus again. Earlier this year, I stopped by to announce that Inversus was heading to PS4. Today, I get to be more concrete and commit to getting it in your hands on 16th August! For those of you seeing the game for the first time, I’ve also brought some brand […]

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Hi everyone, it’s Ryan from Inversus again. Earlier this year, I stopped by to announce that Inversus was heading to PS4. Today, I get to be more concrete and commit to getting it in your hands on 16th August!

For those of you seeing the game for the first time, I’ve also brought some brand new gameplay trailers to show how it works. Let’s check out versus mode first. One team moves on the white tiles and the other team moves on black. Using limited ammo (that revolver of dots on the ships), players can flip the tiles and open up a path, while also blocking movement from the opposing team. With every attack, you are changing the map.

This space-swapping combat is also at the core of arcade mode, but now it’s you against endless waves of enemies fighting for a high score. With the shifting terrain and ammo management, Inversus puts a strategic spin on the classic arcade shooter. Let’s take a look!

Now that everyone is up to speed, let’s talk about the most exciting new feature added since I was last here. You might have seen the word pop up in the above video, but I’m happy to reiterate that Inversus has been upgraded with full online multiplayer support! Create a private match with friends or let the game find players for you in public matchmaking. 1v1, 2v2 and cooperative arcade mode are all supported.

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While Inversus is always asking the player to plan and think, it also runs at hyper fast pace. With one hit kills, near miss dodges, and timed attacks that parry back and forth, it’s critical to have responsive input. This makes networking a challenge, and I wasn’t going to settle for a mediocre experience. To solve this problem, Inversus is a bit like a modern fighting game in its use of rollback based networking.

The networking details get a bit technical, but the general idea is to make sure the control of your ship and your ability to respond to incoming projectiles is practically lag free. When the game learns about what your opponent is doing on the other side of the world, it can actually rewind time, make the correction, and fast forward back to the current time. This all happens in the span of a single frame so your controls remain unaffected. The resulting match is about as responsive as online gameplay can get.

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I didn’t want to add online multiplayer unless it could match the pace and feel of the game. It was a bunch of work, but so worth it, and I’m thrilled to put something in your hands that I’m really proud of. Whether you have friends on the couch or not, you can finally play the entire game at any time of day. I’ll be waiting for you online and Inversus will be waiting for you in the store on 16th August.

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“Self-inflicted bullet hell” shmup Laser Disco Defenders hits PS Vita next week http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/kyS9r4YlUDw/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/20/self-inflicted-bullet-hell-shmup-laser-disco-defenders-hits-ps-vita-next-week/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:03:36 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226497 Hey PlayStation players, my name is Alexander Birke and over the last year I’ve been developing Laser Disco Defenders. The core mechanic? It’s self-inflicted bullet hell! Each laser beam you fire in the game stays in the level, so you have to stay on your toes if you want to succeed in taking down the […]

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Hey PlayStation players, my name is Alexander Birke and over the last year I’ve been developing Laser Disco Defenders. The core mechanic? It’s self-inflicted bullet hell! Each laser beam you fire in the game stays in the level, so you have to stay on your toes if you want to succeed in taking down the evil Lord Monotone and his minions.

I’m happy to say that Laser Disco Defenders will launch first on PS Vita on 26th July and will launch later this year on PlayStation 4. There is Cross Buy between the two versions.

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We had a lot of fun coming up with enemies that fit with the game’s groovy ’70s music and pulp sci fi aesthetic. Here are some of the baddies you will face in the game.

Chord Choppers

A not too bright enemy that will chase you down with his keytar axe and try and chop you to pieces like a broken piano. They are easily dealt with but since each shot you fire stays in the level you need to be strategic about when you take these guys out.

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Trumpet Troopers

Originally made by Monotone to play the backing tracks on his nefarious music, they also guard his lair. They also seem to suffer from a permanent cold but instead of blowing their nose they prefer to blow lasers at whatever moves. If left alone too long, they can quickly fill an entire room with lasers!

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Laser Lancers

One of the hardest enemies in the game, these robotic knights use their LP shields to block incoming lasers. When they are blocking, their visibility will be reduced – use this to your advantage!

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It’s important to note that while we are still developing the PS4 version, I may make some changes or additions that will be released for PS Vita as an update in the future. If you’d like to leave any feedback after playing the PS Vita version get in touch with me in the comments below or contact me on Twitter or Facebook.

Laser Disco Defenders will feature a significant sale for its first week of launch so hurry up and get it while it lasts! I’m looking forward to seeing how you take on these minions and see the high scores you can rack up.

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Life is Strange Episode 1 is free on PS4 and PS3 from tomorrow http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/-eRuUkq_W6k/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/20/life-is-strange-episode-1-is-free-on-ps4-and-ps3-from-tomorrow/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:01:27 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226487 Hi everyone. It’s been a little while since you heard from us but we wanted to share something special with you today. Starting on 21st July* we will be giving away Life is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis entirely for free on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4! This offer is available to everyone (regardless of […]

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Hi everyone. It’s been a little while since you heard from us but we wanted to share something special with you today. Starting on 21st July* we will be giving away Life is Strange Episode 1: Chrysalis entirely for free on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4! This offer is available to everyone (regardless of whether you’re a PS Plus subscriber or not) and will run indefinitely.

Just in case you’re not yet familiar with Life is Strange, this brand new trailer should help get you started:

Life Is Strange follows the story of Max Caulfield, a photography senior who discovers she can rewind time while saving her best friend Chloe Price. The pair soon finds themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, uncovering a dark side to life in Arcadia Bay.

Life is strange has been an incredible success for Square Enix and the response we’ve had from players so far has been incredible. We’ve loved interacting with our wonderful, fast growing and engaged community and have already shared a host of gaming awards including a PEABODY and a BAFTA for best story with them. The release of this first episode for free and in turn seeing so many more people begin their journey into Arcadia Bay is something we’ve therefore really been looking forward to.

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If you’ve already played Life is Strange, please do consider sharing the love and let a friend know that they can give it a try for free themselves now – no strings attached. And regardless of whether you’re a die-hard fan or have only recently discovered Life is Strange, we’d love to see you around our communities – discussing theories, sharing your Life is Strange related musings or simply making new friends!

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From everyone at Dontnod Entertainment, we want to thank everyone for your on-going and amazing support for Life is Strange and we hope you’ll enjoy you first steps into Arcadia Bay.

*You can pick up the Episode for free starting at midnight your local time. North American customers can get it for free at 8am PDT.

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Classic FPS System Shock is being remade for PS4 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/RGxiEFkkTiU/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/07/20/classic-fps-system-shock-is-being-remade-for-ps4/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:48:51 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=226603 Some of you might have heard about our Kickstarter that we started a few weeks ago. It’s still early in the project, but there was such a huge demand for a PS4 version that we immediately did what we could to make that happen. Today, I am incredibly proud to announce that System Shock will […]

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Some of you might have heard about our Kickstarter that we started a few weeks ago. It’s still early in the project, but there was such a huge demand for a PS4 version that we immediately did what we could to make that happen. Today, I am incredibly proud to announce that System Shock will be coming to PS4 around Q1 2018. We’re excited to be working with Sony on this and can’t wait to see what all of you think of the game!

Rebooting a game series that so many hold near and dear is a daunting task. Luckily, we have some amazing folks on the team to help us out. Stephen Kick, our CEO, has been an inspirational visionary for Nightdive Studios and is responsible for making all of this happen. I often call him the Captain Picard to my Riker 😉

Revisiting a game that has inspired other awesome games (such as Dead Space and BioShock) requires the right team for the job, so we’ve been ramping up our team with AAA talent from projects like Planetside, Fallout, and even the original System Shock.

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To help produce the best content possible, we’ve brought on several members of the Fallout: New Vegas team including myself, Chris Avellone, Jessica Johnson Kevin Manning and Dan Rubalcaba. Chris Avellone and I worked very closely on the New Vegas DLCs, especially the award-winning Old World Blues, where we explored a variety of sci fi themes in the world of Fallout. We’re bringing a lot of experience to the table and will make a System Shock game fans old and new will be sure to love.

If you’re not familiar with System Shock, here’s my take on it: Imagine you’re a hacker in the future. You’re trapped on a space station with a megalomaniacal AI bent on mankind’s destruction, named SHODAN. You need to survive and defeat her, or mankind will be lost. No pressure, right? Oh, and you’ll be facing her monstrous constructs and warped mutations of humans along the way. Your tools are your wits, weapons you find, computer systems to hack, and corners you can hide in. Good luck!

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SHODAN is one of my favourite AIs in fiction, and probably inspired a lot of the twisted AIs you see in games today. I love sci fi and can’t get enough of it, so this project and story are right up my alley. Being able to play a hand in SHODAN’s recreation is an honour and a dream come true for me. We’re also working with the original voice actress that played SHODAN in the first two games, Terri Brosius. She’s incredibly talented and I eagerly await her calling me an “insect”!

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The Kickstarter ends next week and we have more stretch goals to hit. Please help support us so we can make this game as amazing as we’re envisioning for PS4!

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