PlayStation.Blog.Europe https://blog.eu.playstation.com Your daily fix of PlayStation news from across the SCEE region Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:17:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 New ‘Games under €20’ discounts start today on PlayStation Store http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/myVVFBEeyE0/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/20/new-games-under-20-discounts-start-today-on-playstation-store/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:00:17 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=238201 Our Games Under €20 promotion is back! From today until the 8th February, we have a host of amazing PS4 titles such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, The Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls Collection and many more* available, all for under €20 Head to the Games Under €20 […]

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Our Games Under €20 promotion is back! From today until the 8th February, we have a host of amazing PS4 titles such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, The Heavy Rain & Beyond: Two Souls Collection and many more* available, all for under €20

Head to the Games Under €20 page on PlayStation Store for regional pricing, but here’s the full list of what’s on offer.

Digital Discounts (until 8th February 2017)

If you’re a fan of digital and indie titles on PS4, you don’t want to miss out on our Digital Discounts promotion. With digital favourites like ABZÛ, Overcooked, Axiom Verge and more* on offer, why not start your next PS4 adventure today!

Here’s everything that’s in our Digital Discounts promotion.

PS3 and PS Vita savings (until 8th February 2017)

And if that wasn’t enough, we have savings of up to 60% on a select number of PS3 and PS Vita titles. Don’t miss discounts on The Evil Within, Far Cry 4, The Wolf Among Us – The Complete First Season, Rayman Origins and more.

Head to PlayStation Store to save, download and play!

*Some titles may not be available in your region

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You can now watch 360° YouTube videos on PlayStation VR http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/RjQS8RDvMs8/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/19/you-can-now-watch-360-youtube-videos-on-playstation-vr/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:00:16 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=238189 Ever wondered what it’d be like to step inside a midnight safari or to paraglide over Brazil’s Iguazu falls? Well, with PS VR and YouTube, it’s easier than you might think. Back in October, when we first launched PlayStation VR, our mission was to deliver cutting-edge virtual reality experiences to PS4 players right across the […]

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Ever wondered what it’d be like to step inside a midnight safari or to paraglide over Brazil’s Iguazu falls? Well, with PS VR and YouTube, it’s easier than you might think.

Back in October, when we first launched PlayStation VR, our mission was to deliver cutting-edge virtual reality experiences to PS4 players right across the globe. Following a hugely successful launch and masses of positive feedback from players everywhere, we’re continuing to build on what we started.

Since launch, users have been able to watch their favourite streaming and catch-up services using PS VR to create a virtual “big-screen” right in front of their eyes. Now users can go a step further by experiencing YouTube’s amazing range of 360 videos via PS VR.

The latest update – released today – adds support for YouTube’s rapidly expanding library of virtual reality videos, allowing PS4 and PS VR users to once again step beyond the screen and explore detailed 360° worlds as though they were standing right there.

Download the update today and recommend us your favourite videos in the comments below.

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Survival horror Uncanny Valley out on PS4 and PS Vita 8th February http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/AP0tS5hHmCA/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/19/survival-horror-uncanny-valley-out-on-ps4-and-ps-vita-8th-february/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:01:00 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=238113 Uncanny Valley is an unsettling story driven 2D survival horror containing a unique consequence mechanic, with multiple playthroughs revealing all of the game’s darkest secrets. The game’s launching in Europe on 8th February on both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The game is Cross Buy, and there’s a 15% PS Plus discount for the first […]

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Uncanny Valley is an unsettling story driven 2D survival horror containing a unique consequence mechanic, with multiple playthroughs revealing all of the game’s darkest secrets. The game’s launching in Europe on 8th February on both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The game is Cross Buy, and there’s a 15% PS Plus discount for the first week of release.

We’ve always loved open sandbox games with a lot of possibilities. Playing one way becomes boring, so we want to present choices not only in the story but also the gameplay. To that end we decided to invest some time into making the game feel more natural. Let’s say you’re locked in a room. You see a sturdy cart there, which you can push and break down the door with. There’s also a vent, so you can climb through it and you’re free. Maybe you found an axe earlier and you can destroy the doors, meaning you don’t have to find a key. This was our first concern – making the game logical.

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As much as we love Silent Hill games, we don’t want to create key hunting fetch quests if you can simply destroy the door. For the most part at least there still needs to be some sort of logical progression through the game. That’s our advantage over 3D games – we can make things like that happen more easily.

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What you do also has an impact story-wise, if we go back to the previously mentioned situation where you break down the doors with a cart. When you do that, it’s going to be loud and that might attract hostile attention. If you go through a vent they might also hear you, or it could be a trap – you don’t want to be in a tight space with no escape when they find you. So the gameplay creates dilemmas. When we back that with the consequence system, you will actually have to think things through before you do something you’ll regret. There will be only one save game file per playthrough, meaning you can’t go back and change what happened to your character to achieve the best result.

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As for the consequence system, we are keeping it balanced. There will never be a situation where you will be too injured to escape or progress through the story – you won’t be put in a wheelchair for the rest of the game! It’s a thin line between creating something that will be punishing and still fun, but through testing we will manage to find that perfect balance. Some consequences might affect the world, side characters and how the story progresses, so it’s not always your personal health on the line.

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Now you know our goal. Create an atmospheric, scary horror game with logical progression, consequences that shape your character, the world and side characters. We want to keep the gameplay fresh and interesting throughout the experience and tell an atypical story for a horror title. Combining all that, we aim to create a great game – Uncanny Valley. You can try it yourself on 8th February.

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Uncompromising PS4 sci-fi survival game Subterrain launches 25th January http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/rw4nQNvzwtU/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/19/uncompromising-ps4-sci-fi-survival-game-subterrain-launches-25th-january/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:00:34 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=238107 What would you do if you were the lone survivor on a martian colony? You can find out in Subterrain, a survival game with old school, hardcore gameplay. Subterrain is my first indie game after spending much of my career in the AAA game development. When I initially set out to create a new title, […]

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What would you do if you were the lone survivor on a martian colony? You can find out in Subterrain, a survival game with old school, hardcore gameplay.

Subterrain is my first indie game after spending much of my career in the AAA game development. When I initially set out to create a new title, I wasn’t exactly sure what it would be. All I had in my mind was a simple question: “what if?” and let inspiration come.

This end result is an open world survival game. That means there are no set missions. Instead, you must experiment, discover clues scattered around the colony, upgrade and craft in order to survive and achieve your ultimate goal: escape.

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The task is not easy. You’re in a race against time. Not only must you struggle against your own bodily needs, but the world around you is constantly evolving, threats are escalating. You will pay for any bad decision made. Colony life will eventually overwhelm you.

For example, at one point you may find yourself struggling to find food, or being hunted. You may have to defend your base from invasion by dangerous mutants. You could find you’re running out of oxygen…

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It’s simply an amazing feeling to be in a position where people around the world will be enjoying the work you have created over many difficult years. Those memories and the journey myself and the team have been through are simply amazing. All the feedback – good and bad – from fans, mixed with the personal sacrifices made to reach the last hurdle of this project is overwhelming.

I salute other indie game developers who haven’t given up and made their dreams come true. I hope that I can continue on this journey for the years to come.

In closing, I would like to personally thank everyone who has been involved in the making of this game. This simply wouldn’t have happened without you.

When Subterrain releases on 25th January and for the first two weeks of launch, you’ll be able to pick it up with 20% off the normal price. Don’t miss out!

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PS4 shooter Killing Floor 2 gets tropical map and deadly new weapons today in free update http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/YRfGbdCAXTI/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/19/ps4-shooter-killing-floor-2-gets-tropical-map-deadly-new-weapons-in-free-update-today/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:30:53 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=238165 Here at Tripwire, we’re really excited to introduce you all to the first major free content pack for Killing Floor 2 on PS4: The Tropical Bash content pack. At Tripwire we strongly believe in not splintering the player base by charging for map packs. This way we ensure that all players can play together all […]

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Here at Tripwire, we’re really excited to introduce you all to the first major free content pack for Killing Floor 2 on PS4: The Tropical Bash content pack.

At Tripwire we strongly believe in not splintering the player base by charging for map packs. This way we ensure that all players can play together all the time because they all own the same maps.

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The update brings an all-new tropical map ZED Landing, plus the Bone Crusher, a brutal new Berserker melee weapon, and The Gorefiend, a devastating dual-bladed version of the Gorefast ZED to fight. In addition to this content, we’ve added a system that allows weapons to belong to more than one Perk class, which we’re calling the Dual Perk system. Finally, we couldn’t resist some hilarious all-new Emotes players can trigger in game.

ZED Landing is a beautiful new map set against the backdrop of a plane crash and a giant volcano. The volcano is not just for looks: it erupts during the battle and triggers a lava flow that enters the play space and can become a hazard for players. The eruption also dramatically changes the look of the map from a beautifully clear sunny day with long site lines to a grim, dark foggy map with much less visibility.

The Bone Crusher is a combination shield and mace that is devastating to the ZED horde. It’s extremely versatile, allowing you to perform quick, light attacks with the mace, send ZEDs flying with a powerful shield bash, or use the shield to block and parry the incoming ZED attack barrages. It’s the perfect weapon for Berserkers who want to go all melee with their most powerful weapon, as they now have an alternative to the Eviscerator.

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The Dual Perk weapon system allows some weapons to belong to more than one Perk when they are a natural fit, increasing the weapon variety for some of the Perks. For example you can now use the Vlad 1000 Nail Gun, The Incendiary Trench-gun, or the Medic Shotgun with the Support Perk. Another example is that the Commando Perk can now make use of the Medic Assault Rifle, or the M16 M203 Assault Rifle when facing off against the ZED hordes.

What’s scarier than a Gorefast with one arm and one blade? How about a tougher, more powerful Gorefast with two arms, two blades, new attacks, and a massively creepy mutated tongue? Enter the Gorefiend. The Gorefiend has a greater chance of spawning on higher difficulties and definitely shakes things up with his powerful and devastating spin attacks.

All is not doom and gloom, though. Sometimes we need a little light-heartedness to break up the horror and gore. We’ve added all new Emote animations that players can trigger during gameplay. One Emote comes for free and the rest are available from opening an Emote crate that can drop during play. If you’re not into opening crates, you now have the option to recycle them into cosmetic or weapon skin material that you can eventually craft into new items instead.

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The Tropical Bash Content Pack is available for free on PSN for all owners of Killing Floor 2.

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Today’s massive Battleborn update ushers in new modes, PS4 Pro support http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/wo8TS7riiYQ/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/19/todays-massive-battleborn-update-ushers-in-new-modes-ps4-pro-support/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:33:54 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=238131 The Battleborn Winter Update is here, and boy is it massive! Players will experience brand new training modes, pick/ban draft mode, a user interface overhaul, player Command Rank cap increases, and of course, PS4 Pro support! With so many additions, improvements, and adjustments, no part of Battleborn was left untouched by this update. In the […]

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The Battleborn Winter Update is here, and boy is it massive! Players will experience brand new training modes, pick/ban draft mode, a user interface overhaul, player Command Rank cap increases, and of course, PS4 Pro support!

With so many additions, improvements, and adjustments, no part of Battleborn was left untouched by this update. In the words of Gearbox Software Producer Chris Brock, “I’ve been at Gearbox for 10 years and this is the craziest update we’ve ever done!”

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Performance enhancements & PS4 Pro support

Like many of you, we are technophiles who love to support new hardware and technology when it benefits our players. With this update, you will experience performance enhancements across the board. Every map, mission, and mode has been touched to improve optimisation, with a particular focus on the 4K capabilities of PS4 Pro. On PS4 Pro, Battleborn can now run at 1080p at 30 frames per second, 1080p at up to 60 frames per second, or gorgeous 4K at 30 frames per second. Needless to say, this update is an absolute game changer.

The performance and visual improvements aren’t just for PS4 Pro. Improvements and optimisation all around means PS4 players now have a new option to run Battleborn at 1080p at up to 60 frames per second. The universe may be disappearing into the void, but it has never looked this good!

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What else is new in Battleborn with this update? Tons! If you haven’t played Battleborn in a while, or just picked it up during a holiday sale, now is a great time to get back into the game. Keep reading to see what else is coming in this massive update and everything else that’s been released since Battleborn launched in May.

The Battleborn Winter Update begins rolling out from tonight.

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Beatrix early access

Early access to the 30th Battleborn hero begins today for all Season Pass and Digital Deluxe holders! Precise, deadly, and obsessively hygienic, Beatrix wields a massive syringe arm to spread debilitating debuffs and disease. A master at manipulating life, her prowess for science combined with her Jennerit ruthlessness makes her one extremely qualified, and extremely dangerous physician. Beatrix officially launches for all Battleborn players on 26th January.

DLC story operation 3

Be advised: Battle School is not for chumps! Fall in line with the Battleborn as Oscar Mike takes you through the ringer in the third Story Operation, “Oscar Mike vs The Battle School.” Dodge death, complete objectives, and fight your way through rigorous combat. Each DLC Story Operation comes with the Season Pass and Digital Deluxe edition, or can be purchased individually in the Battleborn in-game Marketplace.

All 25 core characters unlocked!

That’s right, 25 badass playable characters, no waiting! With this update, the core 25 characters will be unlocked for all players after completing the Prologue.

Two new training modes

Build up your skills before hitting the battlefield in two new training modes: Incursion Tutorial and the Dojo!

  • Incursion Tutorial: Hone your PVP skills and learn the key elements of competitive play in Battleborn. Your first play-through is solo, but this practice mode can be repeated with groups of up to three players.
  • Dojo: Take each and every Battleborn hero for a test drive! Learn how to slice, dice, blast, smash, and rocket your way through waves of minions.

Draft Mode

This is one of the most exciting new additions! On top of a whole new character select experience, Battleborn will also offer pick/ban drafting in public and private matches. Players and teams can now take turns picking and banning characters to create an excellent competitive roster based on what the other team is choosing.

  • Normal Draft: Normal draft mode will be available in both public and private matches, allowing each team to take turns voting for their banned characters and creating their roster.
  • Captain’s Draft: Private matches have an additional draft mode called Captain’s Draft. In these private matches, each team has a captain, so choose wisely! Not only will the captain be directing the team in battle, they also have final say over which characters their team will ban.

Introducing Quests

New challenges await with the quest system in Battleborn! Players can now take on new objectives through Main and Daily Quests for a variety of different rewards.

  • Main Quests: Main quests lets you explore different aspects of the modes and missions in Battleborn.
  • Daily Quests: Unlock a new quest every day! The reward varies depending on the difficulty of the quest, with the hardest quests also having the biggest rewards.

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User interface overhaul

Battleborn’s user interface has a whole new look! It’s now cleaner, more vibrant, and much easier to find the information you need most. There are UI changes throughout Battleborn, from the starting screen, to the Command center, character select, and even in the menu system.

Command rank and character rank increase

Are you the best of the best of the best? Climb the ranks in Battleborn with higher level caps for Command Rank and Character Rank! We pushed the cap to 150 for Command Rank, and rank 20 for each character. Don’t be fooled, this will not be an easy climb, but you will get all-new awesome rewards along the way!

Recap: what’s new in battleborn since launch?

Since Battleborn launched back in May, we’ve been cranking away at new content. So far we’ve released new heroes, more PVP maps, in-game events, and all sorts of hot fixes and adjustments. Below is a quick recap of what’s already been released:

  • Five free new heroes — Alani, Pendles, Ernest, and Kid Ultra are already here and Beatrix early access today! That brings the total to 30 playable heroes for everyone who bought Battleborn.
  • Three DLC Story Operations — “Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion” and “Toby’s Friendship Raid” are out now, “Oscar Mike vs The Battle School” releases today, and two more on the way!
  • A fourth Competitive Multiplayer mode: Face-Off!
  • Special experiences like Hardcore Spotlight and Chaos Rumble
  • Broadcaster tools
  • 3 new PVP maps, one for each mode: Monuments (Incursion), Outskirts (Meltdown) and Snowblind (Capture)
  • Lore Challenge updates
  • Ongoing hero balancing
  • Weekly hot fixes
  • Ongoing matchmaking adjustments
  • Double XP, Double Credits, and Play with the Devs events
  • Shift Codes for skins and loot packs
  • Lots of skins and taunts are now available for Platinum in the Battleborn Marketplace, including a brand new set of medieval skins.

Join the fight to save the universe

If you already own Battleborn, snag the Season Pass to get access to the first two DLC Story Operations today, “Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion” and “Toby’s Friendship Raid,” as well as the next three Story Operations upon release.

New to Battleborn? Dive in with the Battleborn Digital Deluxe edition to get access to “Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion,” “Toby’s Friendship Raid,” the next three Story Operations, hero keys to unlock Battleborn 26 – 30, and of course the base game and all of the free content available to everyone who owns Battleborn.

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Uncover a Lovecraftian nightmare mystery in Call of Cthulhu, out this year on PS4 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/Szgkkqpp97o/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/19/uncover-a-lovecraftian-nightmare-mystery-in-call-of-cthulhu-out-this-year-on-ps4/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:59 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=238093 Hello! I’m Jean-Marc Gueney and I’m here to talk about the official Call of Cthulhu videogame we’re working on at Cyanide. The new trailer above depicts protagonist Pierce’s submersion into the depths of madness, as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island, Boston. You’ll notice a lot of hallmark Lovecraftian themes in this trailer, […]

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Hello! I’m Jean-Marc Gueney and I’m here to talk about the official Call of Cthulhu videogame we’re working on at Cyanide. The new trailer above depicts protagonist Pierce’s submersion into the depths of madness, as he investigates a mysterious death on Darkwater Island, Boston. You’ll notice a lot of hallmark Lovecraftian themes in this trailer, which was created to convey the mood we’re aiming for in the story. The idea that you’re never quite sure if what you’re seeing is real, or a symptom of madness — or both!

As a private detective, Edward Pierce is used to trusting his instincts. But with whale mutilations and disappearing bodies, this is only the beginning as reality becomes skewed. As your investigation leads you closer to the sphere of influence of the Great Dreamer, you will start to doubt everything you see. You will have to find balance between your own sanity, and your determination in finding out what lurks in the shadows…

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Delve head-first into madness as Call of Cthulhu: The Official Videogame launches this year on PS4.

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God Wars: Future Past graces the PS4 and PS Vita on 31st March http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/27XEwPw8iUU/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/18/god-wars-future-past-graces-the-ps4-and-ps-vita-on-31st-march/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:00:10 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=238073 Hi there! This is Judith from NIS America, and I’m here to announce that strategy RPG God Wars: Future Past will arrive in Europe on 31st March for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita as a physical and digital release! God Wars: Future Past takes place in an ancient era of Japanese mythology shrouded in […]

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Hi there! This is Judith from NIS America, and I’m here to announce that strategy RPG God Wars: Future Past will arrive in Europe on 31st March for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita as a physical and digital release!

God Wars: Future Past takes place in an ancient era of Japanese mythology shrouded in mystery. Boasting an impressive musical score, breathtaking story elements, and unforgettable character designs, God Wars is a tale that will resonate with all gamers who enjoy the thrill of a classic strategy RPG!

Like most legends, the game begins with a land that once brimmed with harmony between humans and nature. But, because humans soon discovered the efficiencies of technology, nature fell victim to neglect and destruction. For this reason, the Myriad Gods that watched over the land of Mizuho began to wreak havoc on the humans, and to quell this instability, the queen sacrifices her second daughter, Sakuya, in hopes of appeasing the gods. Moreover, she confines her youngest daughter, Kaguya, as a backup sacrifice and then vanishes.

After 13 long years, Kaguya escapes her confinement with her childhood friend, Kintaro, and the two begin their journey to discover the reasons behind Tsukuyomi’s decisions.

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Boasting a traditional take on tactical RPG gameplay, God Wars features an intuitive turn-based battle system that allows players to consider all facets of strategy to outmaneuver and defeat the enemies. Each unit has a Unique Job, and in addition to that, have a Main Job (which decides the weapons the unit can equip) and a Sub Job (which grants units additional skills). For instance, in the below screenshot, we see that Ookuninushi is not only a Samurai, but is also a Priest. In addition, his Unique Job is a War God, something that no other unit in the game shares with him!

God Wars: Future Past

In addition to unique job classes for all of your characters, God Wars: Future Past also allows players to visit a shrine before battles to boost units’ abilities and powers. By making offerings to the gods, you will receive stat bonuses in battle, which will surely lead to victory!

We hope you’re looking forward to launch day, dood! You can preorder the game from our online store, and for more information, be sure to visit the official website!

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Talisman: Digital Edition rolls the dice on PS4 and PS Vita this spring http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/FlC3MIxLSKE/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/18/talisman-digital-edition-rolls-the-dice-on-ps4-and-ps-vita-this-spring/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:00:21 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237943 Talisman really is coming to PlayStation! Okay, so you’ve heard rumours in the past about it being released, well this time it’s really happening! Nomad Games now have the license to bring Talisman to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita and we have it on good authority that it’s not far off the release date – […]

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Talisman really is coming to PlayStation! Okay, so you’ve heard rumours in the past about it being released, well this time it’s really happening! Nomad Games now have the license to bring Talisman to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita and we have it on good authority that it’s not far off the release date – early this spring in fact.

So for all you fantasy RPG fans out there, be prepared for an epic adventure with friends and family this Spring!

What is Talisman? For the uninitiated, imagine you and five of your best friends are fantasy heroes of great renown: a heroic warrior, a powerful sorceress, or even a sage wizard or a benevolent troll. Each of you are on a Magical Quest – In this perilous adventure, players battle it out to journey across a dangerous land and be the first to claim the Crown of Command, a magical artefact with the power to destroy all rivals and make the bearer the true ruler of the kingdom. On your travels, you will need strength, courage and some good dice rolls to survive the dangers you face and beat your opponents to the centre of the board.

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Talisman is Games Workshops’ epic role-playing board game, faithfully adapted and reimagined by Nomad Games to bring the experience to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Crossplay on the two platforms will be available, providing a great way to interact with the game when there’s a group of players in the same room.

Talisman is very inclusive for all the family, bringing back traditional board games but playing on a modern digital platform that will appeal to all. There has been a significant rise in board game popularity and Talisman has a strong community following, over the years numbering in the millions.

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For players new to the game, there’s a quick and interactive tutorial to guide you through the basic rules. You can play solo, over PSN against friends or random opponents, or (and this is our favourite) you can gather around the TV with your friends and family playing locally to see which of you has the muster to make it to the Crown and claim it for yourself.

For seasoned Talisman players the PlayStation version will include over 50 characters to choose from, alternative endings and rules, unlockable perks, as well as a number of expansions.

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We’re incredibly excited to bring Talisman to life on the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and we can’t wait to share it with you all this Spring.

Check out the announcement trailer, and stay tuned for the launch date and other details in the coming weeks.

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Knee Deep: A theatrical swamp-noir adventure for PS4, out 31st January http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/-C0ETIOxNvg/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/18/knee-deep-a-theatrical-swamp-noir-adventure-for-ps4-out-31st-january/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:00:13 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=238025 Hello everyone, it’s Ben Tester here from Wales Interactive! On 31st January, we’re bringing you Knee Deep, a point-and-click adventure game for PS4 which literally takes place on the world’s largest theatre stage. Your choices will rotate the stage, fold-away the props and push the characters from one set to another as they collect clues, […]

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Hello everyone, it’s Ben Tester here from Wales Interactive! On 31st January, we’re bringing you Knee Deep, a point-and-click adventure game for PS4 which literally takes place on the world’s largest theatre stage. Your choices will rotate the stage, fold-away the props and push the characters from one set to another as they collect clues, uncover evidence, and confront wrongdoers.

When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. It’s up to you to investigate this mysterious suicide as three distinct characters: cheeky blogger Romana Teague, down-and-out local reporter Jack Bellet, and cynical private investigator K.C. Gaddis.

Knee Deep

Fans of choice-driven narrative will spot dynamic conversations that evolve based on your choices, but beware as critical decisions could lead to a breakthrough…or someone getting hurt. We give you the ownership of these characters by building personalities based on your own dialogue choices. Knee Deep comes complete with an eccentric cast of over 30 fully voiced supporting characters.

As a blogger, reporter and private investigator, you must uncover evidence and report your findings to be published to the world. After collecting several key plot points, you choose the story you want to publish and you decide how to spin the report to start a chain of reactions. Send an inflammatory headline about the local authorities or play it cautious and anger your editor-in-chief, it’s your call.

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Knee Deep is about interactive storytelling, unsettling characters and the surreal melodrama of swampland Florida.

In Act 1: Wonderland, you’ll explore the rundown roadside eyesore known as Chief Roadside’s Wonderland. In Act 2: Festival, the action moves downtown as political candidates make their final pitches for the upcoming election. And in Act 3: Boomtown, our heroes find themselves deep in the north Florida swamp as they uncover the secret ambitions of their foes.

We’re raising the curtains for Knee Deep on 31st January 2017 with a 20% launch discount for PS Plus members!

Thank you all for reading and please do leave your comments below or reach us at @WalesInter and @PrologueGames.

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Say it with me: Ooh-tah-wah-ray-roo-mo-no. Now say that faster. Faster! Got it? Good. (I wonder if PlayStation.Blog gives out awards for “Most Difficult Game to Pronounce.”)

Get ready to dust off your trusty ol’ adventure boots and lose hours of sleep! Why? Because Atlus will be publishing the latest two of Aquaplus’ visual novel/SRPG epics, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth (also known as The Two Hakuoro in Japan). The former will release this spring, the latter later in the year.

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These sprawling epics are going to chew through time, as they have tons of story to reveal, but you won’t mind because the story is incredible, plus there are fantastical beasts to fight, powerful magic to unleash, political machinations to partake in, intriguing characters to meet, and mystical lands to explore. Heroes never rest! Especially since the fate of the world depends on you… so no pressure.

Mask of Deception follows the story of Haku, a mysterious amnesiac who awakens in an unfamiliar wilderness wearing nothing but a hospital gown and sporting a splitting headache. He’s rescued by a beautiful girl named Kuon, who sports both adorable animal ears and a beastlike tail.

They eventually team up, and Haku will (reluctantly) encounter colorful characters (yes, that means more animal people), build deep relationships, battle ruthless enemies, and find himself inexorably dragged into the political machinations of the mighty nation of Yamato.

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The game is a grand tale that unfolds in a stunning visual novel format. Seriously, the magnificent art style and epic soundtrack (recorded and remastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and EastWest Studios) will make it feel like you’re watching a cinematic fantasy unfolding right before your eyes.

Except this isn’t a movie, it’s a game that you’ll be in control of on PS4 and/or PS Vita! What better way to pass the time during school/work than getting lost in a new world? Okay, don’t actually play the game during school or work, but you have my full support if you wanted to break out the PS Vita during break/lunch.

In addition to the story-rich visual novel aspect of the game, Mask of Deception boasts an SRPG battle system and deeply rewarding combat. You’ll need to defend Haku and his friends by engaging in intense battles with the various hostiles that populate the world.

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Combat is an exciting mix of turn-based tactics and Attack Chain mechanics. Plus, unique features such as the rewind function, elemental affinities/weaknesses, unique character skills, and more add a layer of depth to fights. Mask of Deception is a 40-50+ hour adventure that sets up the story for a thrilling conclusion in Mask of Truth, and we’ll reveal more information about the final game at a later date.

The game will be launched in both physical and digital formats for the PS4, and digital only for PS Vita. Its direct sequel, Mask of Truth, will hit later in the year. Both games will have English text and the original Japanese audio.

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Team Ninja’s PS4 action game Nioh gets last chance trial this weekend http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/F7e5A5GTVo4/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/18/team-ninjas-ps4-action-game-nioh-gets-last-chance-trial-this-weekend/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:00:52 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237935 We are now only three weeks away from releasing Nioh on PS4 and we can’t wait to get it into your hands. We hope you’ve all been steeling yourself for the tough battles that lie ahead! In case you’ve missed it until now, Nioh is an intricate action RPG built around deep combat. Inspired by […]

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We are now only three weeks away from releasing Nioh on PS4 and we can’t wait to get it into your hands. We hope you’ve all been steeling yourself for the tough battles that lie ahead!

In case you’ve missed it until now, Nioh is an intricate action RPG built around deep combat. Inspired by Japanese history and legendary samurai, Nioh will see you step into the shoes of our protagonist William as he faces off against other warriors and supernatural creatures in a gruelling quest set in 16th century Japan.

You’ll need real mettle and resolve to push through Nioh’s gruelling encounters, but fear not – to prepare you for the launch on 8th February, we’ve arranged one last chance for you to get some practice in.

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The Last Chance Trial will be running this weekend, 21st – 22nd January, giving you a chance to sample an expanded version of what we showed at the PSX event in December. Download the trial from PlayStation Store today, so you can pre-load and get started as soon as the Last Chance Trial activates on Saturday 21st January.

For those who have the skill to make it through the Last Chance Trial, a number of extra rewards for the final game await you. Beating the Main Mission will net you the Ogress Headgear, whereas completing the Twilight Mission will give you a last chance to secure the Mark of the Conqueror and Mark of the Strong from last year’s Alpha and Beta.

To access the Ogress Headgear in the final game, you will need to keep your save data from the Last Chance Trial so don’t delete it until launch! For Mark of the Conqueror and Mark of the Strong, you will be prompted to download DLC that you’ll also need to keep on your PS4 until launch. In-game, visit shrines to receive these “Boons” and reap the rewards!

Best of luck, warriors!

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Action RPG Tokyo Xanadu gets PS4 and PS Vita European release in 2017 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/d3och96vhaU/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/17/action-rpg-tokyo-xanadu-gets-ps4-and-ps-vita-european-release-in-2017/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:00:55 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237805 Gather ’round RPG aficionados! Aksys Games and Nihon Falcom are proud to announce Tokyo Xanadu for the PS Vita and Tokyo Xanadu EX+ for PS4! Tokyo Xanadu is a massive action RPG and will release summer 2017 in Europe. Tokyo Xanadu EX+ is an enhanced version of the base game and will release winter 2017 […]

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Gather ’round RPG aficionados! Aksys Games and Nihon Falcom are proud to announce Tokyo Xanadu for the PS Vita and Tokyo Xanadu EX+ for PS4!

Tokyo Xanadu is a massive action RPG and will release summer 2017 in Europe. Tokyo Xanadu EX+ is an enhanced version of the base game and will release winter 2017 in Europe. In addition to the standard editions of each game, we’ll be releasing two limited editions stacked full of awesome goodies! What’s in the booox(es)?! Let’s take a closer look…

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  • Tokyo Xanadu Physical Copy (Vita)
  • 5″ Deluxe Morimaru Plush
  • Blade Card Game Deck
  • 60 page Art Book
  • CD Soundtrack
  • Collector’s Box

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  • Tokyo Xanadu EX+ Physical Copy (PS4)
  • 9″ Deluxe White Shroud Statue
  • Blade Card Game Deck
  • 60 page Art Book
  • CD Soundtrack
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So what’s Tokyo Xanadu all about? A colossal earthquake devastates Tokyo and changes the lives of its inhabitants forever. 10 years pass and the city and its inhabitants slowly return to a semblance of normalcy. However, behind the veil of this newly rebuilt metropolis lies another world, one with a sinister secret. The earthquake that originally destroyed Tokyo was actually caused by the emergence of a mysterious and lethal shadow world known as Eclipse. Now, action must be taken to thwart the legions of Eclipse and ensure the protection of peace. (That’s where you come in!)

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Epic stakes always make for dramatic quests, but any hero worth their weight in loot and XP knows that no adventure is ever complete without a memorable cast of quirky characters. Tokyo Xanadu offers this in spades as you’re guaranteed to encounter a multitude of eccentric personalities in your journey through Moriyama City. Build relationships and forge alliances as you unravel the secrets of Eclipse and get ever closer to the truth behind the mysterious shadow world. The EX+ version of the game will offer a plethora of additional features to those looking for more content including new monsters, dungeons, modes and a new playable character: the White Shroud.

So there you have it gamers! Whether you game on the go or at home, Tokyo Xanadu and Tokyo Xanadu EX+ both offer something for everyone!

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Danganronpa Another Episode brings despair to the PS4 on 23rd June http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/WEXft10J834/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/17/danganronpa-another-episode-brings-despair-to-the-ps4-on-23rd-june/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:20 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237889 Puhuhuhu… Hello everyone! This is Judith from NIS America and I’m here to announce that Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls will be arriving on 23 June 2017 for the PS4 as a physical and digital release! For those of you who do not have a PS Vita (where it was initially released), you now […]

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Puhuhuhu… Hello everyone! This is Judith from NIS America and I’m here to announce that Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls will be arriving on 23 June 2017 for the PS4 as a physical and digital release! For those of you who do not have a PS Vita (where it was initially released), you now have a fantastic opportunity to play!

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls deviates from the visual novel formula and gives players the thrill of action-packed battles between Komaru Naegi, Toko Fukawa, and the Monokuma robots. While Komaru wanders and explores Towa City, Toko’s “battery gauge” fills up slowly, and when full, players can have Toko transform into Genocide Jack, a ruthless killer who is immune to all damage! However, once her battery gauge is fully depleted, she turns back into Toko, and Komaru once again leads the exploration.

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But what is the source of the despair? Komaru discovers that the Warriors of Hope – elementary school children who seek to create a utopia by murdering all adults with Monokuma robots – are behind the chaos. By using her Hacking Gun to confront the Monokuma robots, Komaru just may stand a fighting chance against the onslaught of murderous bears!

What is so special about the Hacking Gun is its variety of Truth Bullets that can be used in different situations. For instance, some puzzles will require clever use of the “Move” Truth Bullet, which can flip switches, activate machines, and solve puzzles!

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New and familiar faces will appear in Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, and for those of you curious about where in the timeline this game takes place in the Danganronpa world, it is set between Danganronpa 1 & 2.

Are you ready to live (or relive) the despair of the Danganronpa world? Grab your Hacking Gun and brace yourself for a despair-filled adventure! For more information about Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, be sure to visit the official website. Puhuhuhu!!!

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PS4 dating sim Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker looks to turn heads from 7th February http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/rE5CrqPE1QY/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/17/ps4-dating-sim-kitty-powers-matchmaker-looks-to-turn-heads-from-7th-february/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:00:03 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237799 Hello Kittens! Kitty Powers here – the queen of gaming, and expert love diva extraordinaire! When I originally released my dating sim Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker back in 2014, I had no idea the response would be so positive! So, after many fan requests, I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker will be making […]

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Hello Kittens! Kitty Powers here – the queen of gaming, and expert love diva extraordinaire! When I originally released my dating sim Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker back in 2014, I had no idea the response would be so positive! So, after many fan requests, I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker will be making its way to PS4 on Tuesday 7th February!

Unlucky in love? Well you can’t help your face, deary, but maybe you can help someone else find their true love by building your very own successful dating agency! With little ol’ me as your mentor and a little black book brimming with eager candidates, it’s up to you to find those perfect matches-to-be and guide your clients through the nerve-wracking tribulations of dating! Want to join the excitement? You can even toss yourself into the dating pool for other matchmakers! But careful! Upset your clients and your reputation will take the fall!

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Gay, straight, hipster, geek – forget about Hollywood hunks and hotties. Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker believes in love for everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, hair colour, or penchants for giant anime robots! Miaow!

Whether you’re new to Matchmaker or have played it before on the small screen, I really hope you’re looking forward to this release as much as we at Magic Notion HQ are!

Stay tuned at @mskittypowers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more news! Ta-ta!

Stay classy Kittens!
Kitty xx

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Brutal new For Honor trailer showcases spear-wielding Nobushi warriors http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/SJ_U0_thSn8/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/17/brutal-new-for-honor-trailer-showcases-spear-wielding-nobushi-warriors/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:30:14 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237887 For Honor offers players the chance to storm battlefields as one of 12 heroes who can tear through rank-and-file enemies and stand against nearly any foe. Each one of these heroes is suited to a different play style, so if you’re looking for a warrior with the range to keep sword and axe wielders at […]

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For Honor offers players the chance to storm battlefields as one of 12 heroes who can tear through rank-and-file enemies and stand against nearly any foe.

Each one of these heroes is suited to a different play style, so if you’re looking for a warrior with the range to keep sword and axe wielders at bay, you’ll want to try the Nobushi. One of the four heroes of the Samurai faction, the Nobushi is a mysterious masked warrior who carries a spearlike naginata, using its reach to confound and destroy opponents.

If you’d like to get an early chance to play For Honor and try out its unique Art of Battle combat system, register now for the For Honor Closed Beta, which begins 26ht January and runs through 29th January.

For Honor will be available on 14th February for PS4.

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Award-winning hacker puzzle game Darknet hits PlayStation VR in early 2017 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/RM_X_sKoV9E/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/17/award-winning-hacker-puzzle-game-darknet-hits-playstation-vr-in-early-2017/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:00:29 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237791 When you work in an industry as close-knit as independent VR game development, you often find yourself with the chance to collaborate with some very cool, very talented people. For Archiact, that opportunity came in the form of a partnership with E McNeill and his award-winning puzzle game, Darknet. Together, we’ll be bringing the hacker […]

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When you work in an industry as close-knit as independent VR game development, you often find yourself with the chance to collaborate with some very cool, very talented people. For Archiact, that opportunity came in the form of a partnership with E McNeill and his award-winning puzzle game, Darknet. Together, we’ll be bringing the hacker hit to Playstation VR in early 2017!

Darknet

Winning awards such as “Best Gameplay” at the Proto Awards, Darknet was released on the Oculus Rift in 2016, and has since earned praise from critics, as well as a devoted online community. Players will find themselves immersed in the darkest corners of cyberspace, with entire networks just waiting to be hacked; using viruses, exploits and other digital tools, it’s a race against the clock to collect data and conquer the deep web. Fans like the game for the same reasons we do; Darknet brings the kind of immersion that really makes VR feel like the tech breakthrough it is, and offers clever, challenging gameplay without a punishing learning curve.

The Archiact team has been digging the ’80s cyberpunk vibes of Darknet since the game was first released, so when we had the opportunity to join forces with the creator and build upon an already-proven title, we jumped right in. We’ve worked hard to refine and tailor Darknet for Playstation VR, and our final build includes several new improvements.

Darknet

Full audio integration has been added for the PS4 Dualshock controller, which brings another layer of immersion to the up-close-and-personal hacking experience. We also couldn’t resist sneaking in some new art; players will notice enhancements to areas such as the in-network nodes, the user interface, and the main menu. And of course, we created some new PS VR trophies for you all to hunt down and collect.

The best part about a collaborative effort between passionate developers is the osmosis of knowledge and skills that inevitably takes place. Anyone active in the VR community will be familiar with E’s particular brand of deceptively simple game design, as well as his genuine respect for players. Values like these are what make independent game development unique, and something we ourselves are constantly striving for.

Darknet

Now that we’re charging full-force into our biggest year yet, we loved the chance to work closely with E and his indie ethos. The end result is a fresh take on a classic, with subtle yet impactful improvements. In early 2017, we’ll get to bring this fan-favourite to an even wider VR audience – we know you’ll love it!

The neon networks of Darknet will be hitting PS VR early this year, so be sure to follow @ArchiactVRGames and @DarknetGame on Twitter to get the latest updates on the release date. Already a fan of Darknet? Can’t wait to hear what E McNeill is cooking up for his next game? Find us on social media, or drop us a line at press@archiactvr.com.

See you in the net, hackers!

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Bioshock, Dead Space devs debut new PS4 horror title Perception http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/ri_qScGmHZw/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/17/bioshock-dead-space-devs-debut-new-ps4-horror-title-perception/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:30:46 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237983 Hey, PlayStation gamers! The Deep End is super excited to partner with Feardemic and bring our debut Perception to PS4. First, a bit of backstory about this atmospheric game. Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel […]

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Hey, PlayStation gamers! The Deep End is super excited to partner with Feardemic and bring our debut Perception to PS4. First, a bit of backstory about this atmospheric game. Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams.

After months of research, she discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, MA. Once there, Cassie finds that Echo Bluff is worse than her nightmares. A ghostly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. She must solve the estate’s mysteries or become one of its victims.

Cassie finds her way by tapping her cane and can “see” via echolocation. She needs to avoid detection and uses ambient sounds of the house to help her navigate or uses objects to create distractions. Every sound creates a visual. But there is a cost…sound will attract your enemies and reveal your location.

But you’ll also need to match wits with the Presence, a mysterious force that haunts the mansion. When playing, you must carefully weigh the risk of making too much noise against the possibility of being discovered. Once spotted, your only hope is to run, hide, and pray that it doesn’t find you. Cassie can also use the ambient sounds of the house to her advantage, by throwing objects like alarm clocks to create “sound bombs” that can distract her enemies.

Then there is the mansion of Echo Bluff, which has grown to almost be a character unto itself as it shifts through the different time periods and messes with the player. We’re proud of Perception’s echolocation feature, which allows us to bring an innovative new perspective to a genre we hold near and dear to our hearts. And since The Deep End Games team was formed by industry veterans who have worked on the BioShock series, Dead Space and many more, you can bet that some serious scares will be in order.

We’re excited to be working with Feardemic, a new publishing label focused on bringing players unique psychological horror games, to bring this to PS4.

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New Injustice 2 story trailer introduces Brainiac http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/ULBrt3ZyuJY/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/17/new-injustice-2-story-trailer-introduces-brainiac/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:01:58 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237783 It’s really exciting for us at NetherRealm to share our first teaser of the Injustice 2 story with everyone. The studio’s been working incredibly hard to make it a worthy sequel. Go ahead. Take a peek! Injustice 2 picks up where Injustice: Gods Among Us left off. Though Batman has won the battle with Superman, […]

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It’s really exciting for us at NetherRealm to share our first teaser of the Injustice 2 story with everyone. The studio’s been working incredibly hard to make it a worthy sequel. Go ahead. Take a peek!

Injustice 2 picks up where Injustice: Gods Among Us left off. Though Batman has won the battle with Superman, he’s still facing threats on all sides. Former members of Superman’s regime continue to elude justice. And a shadowy new group, The Society, threatens chaos across the globe.

With many of his allies either victims of, or collaborators with, Superman’s failed regime, Batman faces this dangerous world short of help. That’s why he’s brought together a new squad of super heroes. When Earth is invaded and threatened with destruction, Batman and his new team are thrust into action!

Crafting Injustice 2’s story has been exciting and challenging. The first game’s story and the great tie-in comic book series gave us a wealth of ideas on how to continue the stories of the first game’s characters like the Flash and Harley Quinn. They also gave us a solid foundation for adapting the canonical histories of the game’s new faces, like Supergirl and Blue Beetle, so that their stories fit within the Injustice universe.

The biggest challenge? Extending the Injustice narrative, without repeating ourselves. We knew that the game’s core conflict – Batman versus Superman – had to remain front and center. But to keep Injustice moving forward, we needed more.

Enter Brainiac.

There are few in the DC universe that could top “Dictator Superman” as a foe for Batman. The challenges don’t come much bigger than a determined Man of Steel. But in Brainiac, Batman faces a challenge like none he’s faced before.

Brainiac possesses superior intelligence, impossibly advanced technology, and inexhaustible resources. The overwhelming threat he poses to Earth forces Batman to question everything he knows. It also makes him consider crossing lines he’d vowed to never cross…

What will Batman do? And just how does Superman respond to this crisis? To find that out, you’ll have to play the game!

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Survival adventure The Flame in the Flood is out today – find out what to expect from the Complete Edition http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SCEEBlog/~3/ngVkByHElec/ https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2017/01/17/survival-adventure-the-flame-in-the-flood-is-out-today-find-out-what-to-expect-from-the-complete-edition/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:30:41 +0000 http://blog.eu.playstation.com/?p=237789 There’s a lot of things that in the American wilderness that can hurt the unsuspecting traveller. The hazards can range from the annoying itching of poison ivy to the certain doom of an angry grizzly bear – we’ve got those and everything in between waiting in The Flame in the Flood. Our survival adventure sees […]

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There’s a lot of things that in the American wilderness that can hurt the unsuspecting traveller. The hazards can range from the annoying itching of poison ivy to the certain doom of an angry grizzly bear – we’ve got those and everything in between waiting in The Flame in the Flood.

Our survival adventure sees you rafting through a ruined backwater river on the hunt for a place of safety. All semblance of society has fallen away and nature is taking over. The good news is that you’ll have the skills to survive. Find the right resources and craft what you need to survive – weapons, traps, clothing, medicine and more. You’ll need to be entirely self-sufficient if you want to make it to the end of the river.

The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition is available now on PlayStation 4 and contains the full Flame in the Flood experience along with a Dynamic Theme created by Truant Pixel, Avatars and Directors’ Commentary mode. Creating this commentary mode for the Complete Edition has been a lot of fun as it’s given us a chance to reflect on the game we created with the benefit of a little time. I’d like to share a couple of these development stories with you today.

The Flame in the Flood

One big decision we made was to set our game along a procedurally-generated river instead of just a landmass of some kind. We were thinking about how tempting it is in other survival games to just build a hideout and turtle-up, it’s fun to do, but it’s not the experience we were shooting for. If you find yourself in a survival situation you’d never actually start a potato patch for your new farm, you’d be looking for safety.

We wanted players to go on a journey and the more we thought about rivers the more excited we got. The river in The Flame in the Flood is our tool to drive players to a single goal (unless you’re hardcore and playing our Endless Mode) but it also offers them plenty of agency along the way. The water ebbs and flows around many islands, each with different traits and resources. You’ll have to decide which places you’ll battle the current to get to and which you’ll have to pass up.

The locations you’ll discover have been taken over by mother nature and we put a lot of work into getting the wildlife right. Wolves are one of the most persistent threats you’ll face and we put a lot of AI work into getting them right. Our wolves will react to stimuli in the environment – startle some ravens and they’ll come to investigate, lure a bear towards them and maybe they’ll chose the bigger meal.

The Flame in the Flood

However, if the wolves come for you they’ll stick to your periphery and wait for the perfect opportunity to strike, they won’t just run straight at you and take a bite like other games. Scare them off with fire and run the heck away or, if you’re feeling very confident and flush with supplies, try to turn them into your dinner.

If you want to hear more stories from the development of The Flame in the Flood you can enable the Commentary Mode when you begin your adventure (though we’d strongly suggest playing without it first to enjoy the experience). Good luck in the wilderness!

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