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  1. Email us at blogcast@sony.com! Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here We just couldn’t resist a quick jaunt down to Los Angeles to get our hands on some of the new games being shown at E3 2019. Listen in for our thoughts on Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Doom Eternal, and more. Enjoy! Stuff We Talked About E3 2019 Cyberpunk 2077 Final Fantasy VII Remake Borderlands 3 Control Doom Eternal The Cast Sid Shuman – Director of Social Media, SIEA Justin Massongill – Social Media Manager, SIEA Kristen Zitani – Social Media Specialist, SIEA Tim Turi – Senior Social Media Specialist, SIEA Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.] View the full article
  2. We’re revved up and ready to hit the track next week when Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled races to PS4! The bandicoot’s Beenox-developed racing return launches Thursday at PlayStation Store. Before that, you can dive in to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for some fresh new Igavania action, or Vacation Simulator, Owlchemy Labs’ follow-up to pioneering VR hit Job Simulator. Finally, legal action thriller Judgment launches Friday, from the team behind the legendary Yakuza series. But hey, there’s plenty more launching next week so keep on scrollin’ to see the full lineup. Enjoy the Drop! Another Sight (Extended) PS4 — Digital (Out 6/19) A teenager who has lost her sight (Kit) and a mysterious cat (Hodge) team up in a surreal fantasy adventure into the unexpected — both together and separately — each using their own unique talents to explore compelling environments and solve intriguing puzzles. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night PS4 — Digital, Retail Igavania Returns! Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s curse which slowly crystallizes her body. To save humanity, and herself in the process, she must fight through the castle and defeat the summoner, Gebel. Bring Them Home PS4 — Digital (Out 6/21) Bring Them Home is an exciting puzzle game in which you must rescue little astronauts by being clever and imaginative. Since each astronaut has unique abilities, complex puzzle worlds must be mastered to find a way out. Explore interesting locations, activate and use different mechanisms to bring the brave heroes home! Citizens of Space PS4 — Digital Representatives of the Galactic Federation, thank you for having me here tonight to celebrate Earth’s acceptance into this noble organization! It is an absolute honor to act as the Ambassador of Earth, a most honorable role, and… what’s that? Earth is… missing!? Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled PS4 — Digital (Out 6/20), Retail (Out 6/21) Crash is back in the driver’s seat! Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. It’s the authentic CTR experience plus a whole lot more, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max. The stakes are high and the competition is fierce. It’s the CTR you love, now kicked into the highest gear. Crystal Crisis PS4 — Digital An all-star cast of heroes has gathered to test their mettle in Crystal Crisis, a cute and chaotic new color-matching combat game! Crystal Crisis is presented like a one-on-one fighting game, in which players attack by arranging colorful falling crystals and clearing them from the screen. It’s the ultimate puzzle battle throwdown! Cybarian: The Time Traveling Warrior PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross-Buy) Get the Sword of Ages, travel to the future and try to live long enough to brag about it! Drawing inspiration from old school platformers, Cybarian: The Time Travelling Warrior is an arcade title with some beat ‘em up gameplay qualities. Judgment PS4 — Digital (Out 6/21), Retail (Out 6/25) From the team that brought you the Yakuza series comes Judgment, a gritty tale of disgraced attorney Takayuki Yagami in his quest for redemption. Haunted by his past, he takes up arms as a private detective, clawing his way through Kamurocho’s underground crime network to investigate a string of grisly murders. Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry PS4 — Digital (Out 6/19) Larry’s new adventure takes him — whatever the route or twist of fate — from the end of the ’80s directly into the 21st century and wow, how the world has changed! Luna PS VR, PS4 — Digital A Bird’s peaceful summer slumber is disturbed by the majestic call of a mysterious Owl. Enticed to swallow the last piece of the waning Moon, Bird is blown far from its Golden Gate home. Unscramble celestial puzzles and create miniature musical worlds. Luna is an interactive fable about learning by the light of unexpected mistakes. Mars Alive PS VR — Digital Mars Alive is a survival PS VR game in the open world. After a terrifying explosion, the whole colony was destroyed. As an astronaut staying on Mars, explore the planet and collect resources to survive in this brutal world. Reveal the truth behind the civilization on this red planet, which is full of mystery and conspiracy. Mini-Mech Mayhem PS VR — Digital Join your lil’ Mech buddy to plan a flawless strategy, then marvel at just how wrong you were! Not to worry, play some power actions to get your team back on track, or dare to trust in your instincts and crafty skills, and pull off a stunning win! Project Lux PS VR — Digital (Out 6/20) Our story takes place in a court trial, set in a futuristic world where most humans have cyberbrains. The defendant on trial is an agent who coordinates with artists to create the data for cyberbrains to interact with people’s emotions. The jury has to investigate what really happened by reliving the memory data of the defendant. Slum Ball PS VR — Digital Slum Ball is a physics-based paddle ball game with an objective to collect as many points as possible. Slum Ball is a fun way to exercise and gain coordination without even realizing it! Underworld Ascendant PS4 — Digital (Out 6/20) Enter The Stygian Abyss, a dangerous, highly interactive dungeon world. Mix and match dozens of combat, stealth and magic skills to develop your own unique style of play. Set out on more than 70 quests, earn rewards and unlock skills. Become The Ascendant. Vacation Simulator PS VR — Digital Welcome to the Vacation Simulator, a rough approximation of VACATION inspired by real human NOT JOBBING, brought to you by the same robots behind the Job Simulator. Reallocate your bandwidth and get ready to splash, s’more, snowball, and selfie your way to optimal relaxation! Goal Power: Rock Bastille – Doom Days Cliff Martinez – Too Old to Die Young JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Set 004 Fast Color Bare Knuckle FC 6: Malignaggi vs Lobov Don’t miss live coverage Friday, 6/14 at 11PM ET on TBS Season Premiere Tuesday, 6/18 at 8/7c on Freeform PlayStation Vue has your favorite sports, news and must-watch shows. The information above is subject to change without notice. View the full article
  3. The 4th Inning Program goes live in MLB The Show 19 at 12:00pm PT. With this update (Internet connection required) you can choose from three new diamond player rewards, including Cal Ripken Jr. All three of the bosses are Signature Series 98-99 overall! Each week since the launch of MLB The Show 19, there has been new content to the Diamond Dynasty mode at no additional cost once you own the game. This week’s update includes: New Program with Diamond choice packs, customized equipment and stadium sounds. New Moments to relive some of the most storied baseball memories from the last century. Rewards in single-player Conquest mode and in the multiplayer Ranked Seasons where you bring your best team to the field. 4th Inning Program Bosses Battle the new bosses in pressure-packed games, or play with them in fast-paced Moments. As you complete Program challenges and games, you will earn Program Stars to unlock a special choice pack that lets you keep one of three Bosses. Who will you choose? 1. Signature Series Cal Ripken Jr. (SS) The Iron Man is one of the most beloved players in Baltimore history. Choose this Legend if you want a shortstop with amazing fielding and throwing who can also hit the long ball. 2. Signature Series Andrew McCutchen (CF) Are you looking for that anomaly with speed and a big bat? Then choose the MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen, who has made five All-Star appearances and four silver slugger awards. 3. Signature Series Billy Wagner (CP) Do you need a lights-out closer to round-off your squad? Billy Wagner has the uncanny ability to get outs that you need. Choose Billy the Kid and you will never feel regret in the ninth inning. Earn Program Stars The 4th Inning Program brings new Moments featuring major events in each Boss’s career as well as opportunities to battle against them in fantasy situations with your Diamond Dynasty team. Earn Program Stars by: Playing games in Diamond Dynasty Completing daily Missions Completing all goals in the new 4th Inning Conquest Map Completing 4th Inning Moments Earn Program Rewards On the journey to 300 Program Stars where you can claim your Boss Choice Pack, you will unlock a number of unique rewards. There are more choice packs with Gold and Diamond players, custom equipment, bat flip animations, a unique patriotic Louisville Slugger bat skin to equip to your Created Player or your Diamond Dynasty squad, and much more. Look for more 4th Inning Content to arrive next week. Play ball! Days of Play Sale! Get MLB The Show 19 and Stubs on sale now! Get 20% to 40% off on MLB The Show 19 Stubs ending on June 17. Follow MLB The Show on Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, YouTube or Facebook and be up-to-date on all of the latest content releases, and roster updates. *PlayStation Plus required to play multiplayer modes. View the full article
  4. Last week, we asked you to venture to the new lands of Elsweyr in The Elder Scrolls Online. While fighting dragons, meeting Khajiit, and upgrading your armor, you sent us your most adventurous shots using #PS4share and #PSBlog. Here are this week’s heroic highlights: @gaymer_gallery shared the beauty of Azura. @Whigfield78 shows off their stunning surroundings. @jd.the.duke shares a portrait of their cooking Khajiit. Another brave Khajiit hero, shared by @Darkstar818. There’s no way we weren’t going to share this adorable NPC, found by @chocoboCPU. @don__clean answers the question of who would win a fight between a werewolf and a dragon. Search #PS4Share and #PSBlog on Twitter or Instagram to see more entries to this week’s theme. Want to be featured in next week’s Share of the Week? Theme: PS VR Share by: 9am Pacific on Wednesday, June 19 Grab your #PSVR headset, Share of the Week is diving into virtual reality. This week, send us your best PS VR moments — screenshot or video — from the game of your choice for a chance to be featured. Don’t forget #PS4share and #PSBlog! View the full article
  5. One of my standout E3 demos this year was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a “reimagining” of the seminal 2007 shooter classic, also developed by Infinity Ward. Studio Narrative Director Taylor Kurosaki introduced a new sequence set early in the game. The mission: intercept a group suspected of participating in a devastating terrorist attack in London. Afterwards, I got a chance to speak with Taylor. “From day one, we knew the kind of game we wanted to make, the kind of story we wanted to tell. We looked at the words Modern Warfare. What does that mean today? What would that look like?” The sequence I saw was a nailbiter, a slow, stealthy infiltration set a multi-story townhouse in northern London. Equipped with night vision goggles, the squad crept through the cramped stairwells, quietly ambushing the occupants while they ate and talked. Then, all hell broke loose. “The demo you saw today doesn’t delve deeply into the characters,” Kurosaki said. “The main character wants to make a difference. He wants to do more, and feels like he can’t. As soon as he says those words, Captain Price says, ‘you’re with me.'” “If you [want to take the gloves off, and be effective],” Kurosaki continued, “…be careful what you wish for.” If Infinity Ward is aiming to create a grounded narrative that captures the ambiguity of war, they’re on the right path. The demo was by turns suspenseful and exhilarating. Kurosaki explained that Infinity Ward doesn’t plan to pull any punches. “It should make you think. This is a very sensitive subject. This is not a pro-war game… It’s a critique. And it exposes how deadly serious this stuff is. We’re not beholden to anybody, and nothing is off limits. We critique the superpowers, we critique how they fight in these regions of conflict.” Kurosaki explained that the inspiration for this reimagined Modern Warfare came from meticulous research with a host of consultants, from veterans of the SAS, CIA, and Navy Seals. “We do our research because we want to get this right,” Kurosaki said. “We realize how important it is to treat this subject with reverence and respect.” “Some of our consultants say, ‘we had imperfect intel. We were fighting in an area that was blurry, that wasn’t black or white. And yet we are expected to be perfect. That is the burden that we carry. And we know we have to be perfect.'” “It’s not lip service,” Kurosaki continued. “It’s straight from the horse’s mouth.” “But it’s not relentless, either. There are moments of levity and camaraderie… It has heart, it has characters that you care about, and root for. It puts you into the shoes of these fighters.” Call of Duty: Modern Warfare comes to PS4 on October 25. View the full article
  6. Dominating in Doom has always been about moving, shooting, and moving some more. The iconic FPS series reinvented itself in 2016 by forcing players into intimate tooth and nail battles. Doom Eternal ratchets up the intensity while layering on sinfully fun traversal options, resulting in a delightful dance of improvised chaos. Doom Eternal’s new traversal options and weapon mods are initially a bit overwhelming. A tidy tutorial in the E3 build introduces options to double jump, air dash, climb walls, scorch enemies with an integrated flamethrower, and tap into tons of new alt-fire weapon features. I’ve devoured every Doom title to date, but the wealth of new features gave me pause. But when the fireballs started flying, everything clicked. Like jumping out of a speeding car – Doom’s demonic ambushes forced me to hit the ground running. The core of Doom Eternal’s gameplay still involves running, gunning, and “glory killing” demons to replenish your health. In a similar vein, the new Flame Belch flamethrower helps you earn armor shards, which you’ll need to endure this sequel’s tough foes. Even basic Imps seem more nimble and aggressive than the previous game, so be on the alert. A new Blood Punch ability further ratchets up melee, empowering you to (occasionally) splatter entire groups with a single mighty blow. Remembering to tap into these new kills is half the challenge, but the results are so cathartic that it soon becomes second nature. Doom Eternal bestows devastating additions to its beloved arsenal. The Plasma Cannon packs a punch and boasts a retro Doom aesthetic — its new alt fire also enables you to microwave foes into puddles of goo. The Super Shotgun is a close-range destroyer, but the real beauty is the Meathook that grapples you towards distant foes to facilitate point-blank carnage. A new rail gun-esque Ballista boasts a secondary fire that launches an exploding bolt to devastate flying enemies like Cacodemons. This is the most bad-ass weapon lineup in Doom history, and we haven’t even seen it all. Exotic weaponry is only fun if you’re alive to use it. Luckily, Doom Eternal’s new traversal options up the survival odds. In my demo, the double jump allowed me to mantle to better vantage points. The double dash ability helps dodge lunging foes, and quickly closing the gap for glory kills. These jumps and dashes are crucial for platforming through Hell’s obstacles, along with new wall-climbing sections. So far, Doom Eternal’s environmental traversal challenges are even more engaging and puzzly than the previous game. Mick Gordon’s aggressively energetic score never seems to stop, even when you die and the game has to reload your last checkpoint. Instead, it dynamically and seamlessly swaps to a more subdued version of whichever track is playing. This, along with plenty of other touches and techniques built into this scorching sequel, keeps the adrenaline pumping even when you’re loading up that second (or third, or eighth) attempt at an encounter. My blistering time with Doom Eternal was so fast-paced that my memory is a blur of blood, bullets, and fire. Below are some other insights I gathered while stretching to use all the new gameplay features: Use the Flame Belch to ignite crowds of enemies before finishing them off, scoring a wealth of armor pickups. The new shoulder-mounted grenade also rewards armor shards, and is a perfect on-the-fly splash damage option if you can’t swap to the Rocket Launcher. Never stop moving. Always assume a speedy demon is right behind you. In big arena battles, carve a looping “line” with lots of verticality to keep one step ahead of enemies. Use and abuse the double jump and dash to dart across the battlefield and avoid random enemy fire. Don’t give up if you’re low on health or ammo. That next kill may provide the pickups you need to survive the fight. Return to Hell and up your demon-slaying game when Doom Eternal hits PS4 November 22. View the full article
  7. Here at Perfect World Entertainment, we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with the developers at Panic Button to release Torchlight II on PlayStation 4 for the very first time on September 3! This fall, Runic Games’ classic dungeon crawler will debut at PlayStation Store for just $19.99. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost an entire decade since Runic Games unveiled the original Torchlight game on PC. This beloved little dungeon crawler first burst onto the scene right when hack’n’slash ARPGs were at the height of popularity. Torchlight captured the hearts of gamers across the world with its charming art style, earth shattering combat, lavish loot drops and unique pet system (Who could forget that ferocious little ferret?). These signature elements were incorporated into the game’s sequel in 2012, which finally introduced a way for Torchlight fans to party up with their friends in combat. Now for the first time ever, PS4 players can experience the magic of Torchlight in a new version of Torchlight II that has been developed exclusively for consoles. Panic Button has redesigned its console user interface to help players navigate through the sprawling continent of Vilderan with ease. In addition, the team has developed a new targeting system and an intuitive control scheme for PS4 controllers that makes combat feel even more powerful. In the true spirit of Torchlight II, players can team up with their friends on PSN to wipe out hordes of monsters, complete challenges and earn new PS4 Trophies. We’re excited for PlayStation.Blog readers to be the very first to learn that we will be releasing a brand new pet, exclusively for PS4! When Torchlight II launches on September 3, PS4 players will automatically unlock the Faerie, an enchanting new pet that is brand-new to the Torchlight universe. Whether you are a longtime Torchlight fan who can’t wait to relive the glory or you’ve decided to jump into the action for the very first time, there’s no better time to play Torchlight II than when it’s released on PS4. We look forward to seeing you all this fall! View the full article
  8. Alright friends, let’s get one thing straight: the combat in Final Fantasy VII Remake feels fantastic. There’s been a lot of chatter online since FF7R’s initial reveal from die-hard fans who are skeptical of the remake’s transition to a more action-oriented battle system. It’s good to be skeptical — it’s a big shift for one of the most revered games of all time — but I am both thrilled and relieved to report that while combat looks fast-paced and action-heavy, in practice there’s far more of that traditional turn-based DNA embedded here than you might think. In the hours following my hands-on time with the game, I found myself describing it to friends as a modernized approach to the original’s turn-based combat. Remember how much time was spent waiting for ATB gauges to fill in the original? Remake basically just gives you fun stuff to do while you’re waiting. Sure, your ATB gauges will fill up slowly on their own, but hammering enemies with standard attacks will accelerate the process. During gameplay this means more exciting combat that still feels faithful (perhaps even reverential) to the spirit of the original game. Allow me to elaborate. There’s a “standard attack” you can execute by hammering the Square button, and you can block with R1 or dodge with Circle. Sure, this all looks flashy and feels fun, but leaning on these skills isn’t going to get you through battles very quickly. The meat of the combat in Remake is Tactical Mode, which you can enter at any time by pressing X. When you go Tactical, time slows nearly to a stop and you gain access to a menu with options for Abilities, Spells, and Items. You have plenty of time to plan a course of action here — think of this more like a cinematic version of the turn-based combat from the original game. Equipping Materia to a character’s gear still grants access to various spells, and elemental weaknesses seem to play a significant part Remake’s combat. When battling the iconic Scorpion Sentinel boss, I was watching Barret’s ATB bars like a hawk since I knew he could cast Thunder — an attack the Scorpion definitely did not enjoy getting hit by. I found myself swapping between Cloud and Barret a bunch, getting up close with Cloud’s standard attacks to fill up ATB bars and slinging hard-hitting physical Abilities, then swapping to Barret to hit the boss with Thunder and keeping the party healed up with the Cure spell (and every so often tossing out a potion or ether, which also consumes one ATB gauge). Side note: Barret’s arm-mounted machine gun opens up interesting ranged combat options in this battle and in the moment-to-moment scraps against weaker foes. Another gauge I kept an eye on during this boss fight was the Stagger gauge, displayed just below the boss’s health bar. Dealing enough damage to max it out staggered the boss, stopping its assault temporarily and increasing damage from all other attacks for a short time. Sometimes one of your characters can get pinned down or otherwise restrained by an enemy, forcing you to swap to another team member to try and dish out enough damage to free your friend. This serves as a good reminder that you should swap between characters frequently, since they each have their own ATB gauges and powerful abilities to go with ‘em. And, of course, the Limit Break returns. Taking damage fills up your Limit gauge, and once that’s full your Tactical menu gains a new option: that beautiful, animated, rainbow-tinted “LIMIT BREAK” option. Let ‘em have it! A few other tidbits I noticed while playing Final Fantasy VII Remake (man, it still feels crazy to type that): The music. My goodness, the music. I heard a few tracks during my short time with Remake, each a fully orchestrated arrangement of the original’s timeless tunes. Listen to the music in the excellent intro to Square Enix’s E3 presentation, then imagine that treatment applied to some of the game’s other songs. Yeah. Speaking of the music, it swaps seamlessly and dynamically between different versions of the song as you enter and exit combat. Such a cool touch! Major QoL upgrade: You can slide down ladders by holding R2 or clicking the left analog stick. Those same controls also let you sprint as long as you’re not in combat. You can assign commands to other characters during combat by selecting them with L2 or R2 and navigating their Tactical menus. After I killed an enemy with a multi-hit ability, Cloud automatically redirected the remaining hits of his attack to another nearby foe, ensuring the attack wasn’t wasted. The Scorpion Sentinel boss fight had some really rad phase transitions — basically mini-cutscenes that played out completely seamlessly during the encounter. Even though I’ve destroyed this thing plenty of times in the past two decades, I was glued to the screen as I took it on this time. That’s it for now! But stay tuned — I’m sure we’ll have plenty more to talk about as we draw nearer to Final Fantasy VII Remake’s March 3, 2020 release date. View the full article
  9. Our latest look at Cyberpunk 2077 continues to impress. CD Projekt Red’s next big game shaping up to be one smart, gripping action-RPG. Deus Ex fans in particular should be paying close attention. We got our first look at the gritty world of Pacifica, the southernmost district of Night City, and a hotbed of gang warfare dominated by the Voodoo Boys. CDPR played a new infiltration scenario using two distinctly different character builds, swapping back and forth to demonstrate how different abilities can radically change the experience. At times, they almost played like two entirely different games. A hacker-focused character used stealth to evade enemies, disabled cameras, and could access “backdoor” stations to gain control over local security systems. He was armed with a nanowire, which doubles as a weapon and a remote hacking apparatus; toss it at an enemy’s head to access his or her systems, or use its keen slicing edge to pop off limbs in melee combat. Meanwhile, a brute force-focused character pried open fortified doors or overpowered enemies, carrying them as a human shield. Clash with a sentry turret? Block its oncoming fire with a hapless enemy’s body, then rip off its machinegun at close range for some extra firepower. This variety is possible thanks to fluid customization that enables players to mix and match abilities to suit their play style. A CDPR spokesperson said the studio’s goal is to create “maximum freedom” in customization. One example: it’s possible to complete the entire game without killing a single human. The game’s expansive perk tree includes a slew of combat-focused skills (blades, melee, sniper rifles, shotguns, handguns) as well as other physical characteristics (athletics, assassination, cold blooded). We don’t yet know exactly how these will all interact, but it should provide a formidable foundation no matter your preferred play style. The game’s attention to detail continues to impress, and help increase immersion in the game’s sprawling world. Spoken languages are translated in real-time via your character’s built-in HUD. While exploring the Voodoo Boys’ turf, their subtitled Haitian Creole shifted seamlessly into written English, adding convincing futuristic flair. Cyberpunk 2077’s freedom of cybernetic character customization and fluid tactical approaches makes it one of the most enticing games coming to PS4 next year. CD Projekt Red’s dystopian future arrives April 16, 2020. View the full article
  10. We at Beenox have been waiting for this for a long time. Today we’re thrilled to announce the plans for post-launch content for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled! Aside from all of the tracks, characters, modes, and customization you already know about from the main game, expect even more content in the form of the CTR Nitro-Fueled Grand Prix: themed seasonal content and challenges available to anyone who has purchased the game, for no additional cost. This includes an additional track released at the start of each season, and available to play both online and locally from that season onward! The first of these seasons — the Nitro Tour Grand Prix — begins on July 3; less than two weeks after the game launches on June 21. This is our way to give Crash fans everywhere even more ways to race! Grand Prix Content is not only new, but it’s also introduced by Chick and Stew We know you’ve got questions, and luckily, we’ve got some answers. But first, let’s give a warm welcome to Chick Gizzard Lips and co-host Stew — ace rooster commentators for CTR TV, your CTR news channel! Yes, the chicken reporters from Crash Tag Team Racing are back and settling into their new roles as hosts for each new season of content! Simply tune in to CTR TV through the game and listen to Chick and Stew introduce each Grand Prix, explaining all the different challenges and rewards you can win by simply participating! We’ve Got Grand Plans for the Grand Prix What is a Grand Prix in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, exactly? Think of it as a themed season, constructed around a newly-themed track with a number of different challenges to undertake. Finish a challenge, and you’re awarded Nitro Points (think of Nitro Points like Experience Points). Complete more challenges to continue to fill that Nitro up. When you’ve filled Nitro up to certain levels in your Nitro Gauge, rewards are earned. Examples include new characters, karts, skins, and kart customization items. You’re easily able to see your Nitro Gauge in the game, which shows your progress, the items you’ve earned along the way, as well as the ones you’re still driving toward! Just keep playing the game to complete these challenges and fill the Nitro Gauge before the end of that Grand Prix to earn every challenge reward. Challenges include top speed, power slide, reverse, and other competitive challenges, and they vary from easy to quite hard, increasingly testing your skill as the season goes on. If you reckon you’re the best Bandicoot in the racing business, it’s time to prove it: with global leaderboards for every Grand Prix Season, you can compete to be the best in the world and win special in-game reward items! Redeem Those Wumpa Coins: Head to the Pit Stop As well as completing Grand Prix challenges to earn Nitro Points, filling up the Nitro Gauge, and unlocking a specific set of rewards every season, you can also earn Wumpa Coins by participating in Grand Prix challenges too. As you learned a couple of weeks ago, as you gather these Wumpa Coins, you can redeem them in CTR Nitro-Fueled’s Pit Stop for even more items. Speaking of the Pit Stop, we’re also excited to announce that during each Grand Prix a new set of items will be introduced to it, like even more characters, kart sets, wheels, paint jobs, decals, stickers, and skins. With this, players have the ability to redeem their Wumpa Coins to play as racers that go beyond the original CTR and to find many unique ways to customize their characters and karts. Season 1: Time to Get Warped — Welcome to the Nitro Tour! Now that we’ve laid the foundation for what the Grand Prix is, let’s dive into the first Grand Prix, set to launch on July 3! It’s called the Nitro Tour Grand Prix and features a track called “Twilight Tour”, which reimagines the Ancient Egypt and Arabian Town levels from Crash Bandicoot: Warped — so look for some familiar sights and sounds as you’re racing! Season 1: Say Hello to Tawna Bandicoot and the Nitro Squad! This one has been difficult to keep as a secret for so long! We’re excited to announce that as well as an enthralling new track to perfect in the first Grand Prix, players are also able to earn Tawna the Bandicoot as a playable character. Players are able to unlock Tawna by earning Nitro Points during the first Grand Prix, and are also able to earn an amazing new Motorsport Tawna skin which lets the world know that she means business! In addition to Tawna, players will be re-introduced to Ami, Isabella, Megumi, and Liz. Together, they are now known as the Nitro Squad (formerly known as the Trophy Girls in the original CTR), and are now characters that you can race with! They can be unlocked using Wumpa Coins in the Pit Stop during the first Grand Prix. These global bandicoots hail from all over the world, and are ready to compete! There will also be new Motorsport skins for them as well, to really show off their speed and style. Season 1: More than just new Characters In addition to the new characters, you will see a bunch of other items that will be a part of the first Grand Prix, including international-themed items for players to show their national pride, new kart parts, and even the return of Le Chaux, the fan favorite kart from CTTR! In short, make sure that starting on July 3, you are beating challenges in the Nitro Tour Grand Prix to fill up your Nitro Gauge, keep earning those Wumpa Coins by playing any mode in the game, and make sure you are heading to the Pit Stop to see what’s new! Looking to the Future That’s a deep dive into the first Grand Prix season, but as teased today, this is only the beginning! We have some incredible Grand Prix seasons coming up, including one that revolves around everyone’s favorite purple dragon… (if that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will). Our goal with the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Grand Prix is to make sure that the race lives on, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to talk to you about it. Make sure you start practicing when the game comes out on June 21, because the real challenge begins on July 3! View the full article
  11. Welcome back! Bus Simulator launches on PS4 June 12, featuring various areas to put your vehicular prowess to the test. Other highlights include Horizon Shift ’81, a retro-inspired wave-based shmup; and The House in Fata Morgana, a dark visual novel making its PS4 debut. For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop! Bus Simulator PS4 — Digital (Out 6/12) Your bus. Your route. Your schedule. In Bus Simulator, experience the exciting everyday life of a bus driver in a vast and freely drivable urban area, whether in the industrial or harbor zone, downtown, in the surrounding villages or the business park. What are you waiting for? Your shift has already started! Dragon Star Varnir PS4 — Digital, Retail Zephy is part of a group known to hunt witches, but is saved by witches who feed him dragon blood when he nearly dies on a hunt. Reluctantly, he joins the witches to fight against his upbringing and defeat the most powerful witch. Can they beat the odds or will his new allies fall to the dragon’s curse? Horizon Shift ’81 PS4 — Digital Horizon Shift ’81 is an explosive wave-based single screen shooter (shmup) with a real retro feel to it. You can even play the game in Tate screen mode! The player controls a ship in the center of the screen as enemies approach from the top and bottom. The House in Fata Morgana PS4 — Digital (Cross-Buy) A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion. The House in Fata Morgana is a full-length visual novel spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. Queen’s Quest 3: The End of Dawn PS4 — Digital A promising alchemy student, Eliana, is sent on a mission to retrieve a powerful artifact. During this quest, she will meet many kinds of danger, solve a variety of riddles, explore a vast kingdom, and relive the tragic history of her childhood. Follow Eliana on her mission to save her hometown and the people she loves. Verlet Swing PS4 — Digital Grab your hookshot and enter surreal fever dreams. Where statues stare you down and you die on impact with any of your surroundings. That’s Verlet Swing – an abstract gauntlet that transforms into weirder and more challenging courses as you sail and soar through strange landscapes of koi fish, pizza slices and other bizarre obstacles. The information above is subject to change without notice. 21 Savage: NBA 2K Picks ScHoolboy Q – Hip-Hop and Play Takeoever Dark Phoenix Playlist High Life Captive State Final Space | Season 2 Watch the action live starting Friday, 6/7 on FOX & FS1 Season Premiere Sunday, 6/9 at 6PM ET/ 9PM PT on HBO Season Premiere Wednesday, 6/12 at 10PM PT on SyFy PlayStation Vue has your favorite sports, news and must-watch shows. The information above is subject to change without notice. View the full article
  12. Last week, we asked you head to disease-ridden France in A Plague Tale: Innocence. While running from bloodthirsty rats and the evil Inquisition, you sent in your best shares of Amicia and Hugo using #PS4share and #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights: @AloyUltra shared a portrait of a concerned Amicia. Hugo and Amicia are sticking together in this share from @tantfuriosa. @IceWolfWarFare shares a dour castle landscape. Amicia enters a rat lair in this twisted shot from @hokkai.do_ga. Plague isn’t the only thing killing people, as seen in this share by @tinymarsh_gamer. Rats! Amicia and Hugo ward off some beady-eyed enemies in this share by @torqueman_captures. Search #PS4Share and #PSBlog on Twitter or Instagram to see more entries to this week’s theme. Want to be featured in next week’s Share of the Week? Theme: The Elder Scrolls Online Share by: 9am Pacific on Wednesday, June 12 Next week we step into the world of Tamriel in The Elder Scrolls Online. Whether you’re exploring Morrowind or the newly released region of Elsweyr, share your mightiest shares using #PS4share and #PSBlog for a chance to be featured. View the full article
  13. PlayStation players have already enjoyed a host of exclusive benefits for playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online including early access to weapons, horses, clothing, Showdown Modes and more. We’re excited to share that in addition to these ongoing benefits, Red Dead Online players with a PlayStation Plus membership will receive special awards each month. Starting June 10, all players with PlayStation Plus that play Red Dead Online by July 8 on PS4 will get three free Treasure Maps. The award will be sent to you within 24 hours of your first play session. Visit the Post Office or your Camp’s Lockbox to retrieve the Treasure Maps and then use your Satchel to open them up. The Treasure Map will reveal a location on your Map to explore, ride out to the area and use Eagle Eye to search for your rewards, which could include Gold Nuggets, Cash, Ammo, Tonics, and Crafting Pamphlets. Stay tuned each month for more details on new monthly benefits in Red Dead Online. View the full article
  14. Hey everyone! The moment I laid eyes on the new limited edition PS4 slim created to celebrate this year’s Days of Play promotion, I started asking around to see how I could get my hands on one. The good news is I found one and they let me take photos of it with my trusty Sony a9 + 90mm f/2.8 macro lens. The bad news is I had to give it back. Either way, I got some lovely photos of the console, which I’d love to share with you here. A few things I noticed while photographing it: The bottom half of the unit is the standard black finish you may already be familiar with, but the top half gets a striking “Steel Black” treatment — not quite a full “matte” finish but not exactly glossy either. It’s smooth to the touch, but doesn’t pick up fingerprints the way a full gloss finish would. The sacred symbols emblazoned on the top / front of the console have a gorgeous brushed metal finish, and when they catch the light juuuuust right… (you probably know the meme I want to embed here). The controller looks similar to the Steel Black DualShock 4 you may or may not already own, but the four face buttons on this one have been given a striking monochrome treatment. Classy! I really want one. But that’s enough from me. You’re here for pictures! Feast your eyes below, or click here to peruse a gallery of 4K-resolution images (some of which make for mighty fine desktop and mobile wallpapers, if I say so myself): Days of Play 2019 More Details | PlayStation Store Deals What do you think? View the full article
  15. Days Gone has been out for just over a month now, and everyone at Bend Studio is thrilled by the fan response. We’ve been watching the community share beautiful and artistic shots from photo mode, and been incredibly entertained by all the emergent sandbox moments in the video streams. Coming in June there will be new game modes to share even more unique experiences, now with a ShareFactory Days Gone theme. Survival Difficulty Mode Survival difficulty mode kicks things off today. This builds on top of the current hard mode, with many tuning changes that create a much more challenging experience surviving the Central Oregon wilderness. Not only are the enemies harder, but you can’t bypass them using Fast Travel. This mode also features an immersive HUD that increases tension by removing enemy awareness indicators and outlines. The HUD is turned off, but players can temporarily display it by activating Survival Vision. In addition to bragging rights, players will earn new bike skins and trophies that can only be acquired by playing and beating Survival difficulty. Weekly Challenges Later in June, we will begin releasing Challenges. Each week a new combat, bike, or horde challenge drops with unique rules and scoring modifiers. Doing well at challenges awards wearable patches that come with perks. Patches provide small gameplay improvements like increased health, faster stamina recharging, decreased focus cost, greater melee weapon durability, better gun accuracy from the bike, and more. Patch benefits stack and even carry back into the main game. Players also earn rank and credits to buy character skins, bike skins, and wearable rings that provide more potent gameplay perks to help players perform better at all challenges. Players can only equip two rings at a time, so they have to make tactical decisions for each challenge. Rolling reloads a portion of your ammo, vaulting regenerates some stamina, headshots increase gun accuracy, and more. Rings do not carry over to the main game. Replaying a challenge with new perks opens up increased scoring possibilities and opportunities to earn new rewards to build a better score to compete against your friends and the world via leaderboards. As you may have caught above, character skins are available in the Challenges. Players will finally be able to change Deacon’s outfit by choosing between three looks: apocalypse Deacon, flashback Deacon, and — for the ultimate in fan service — shirtless Deacon. This is in addition to ten other characters including Boozer, Rikki, Addy, Iron Mike, and more! Our first gameplay challenge, “Surrounded,” drops in late June. Players must survive an infinite horde onslaught in the town of Sherman’s Camp. They’ll be scored on how long they survive against not only the Freakers, but a clock that is constantly ticking down — killing Freakers adds more time so players can’t run and hide — they have to stay engaged in the fight to get the best score. They can also earn point multipliers by executing specific sub-challenges like environmental kills, headshots, and collecting ears while on the run. Twelve challenges over 12 weeks makes this the summer of Days Gone and the summer of fun. View the full article
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    They Are Billions Invades PS4 This July

    Hey everyone! Tony Cabello here, BlitWorks CEO. You may have enjoyed some of the games we’ve ported to PlayStation: Spelunky, FEZ, Don’t Starve, and Super Meat Boy, among others. We want to keep the good games coming, so I have a really cool announcement to make today: We’re bringing They Are Billions to PS4 this July. Just in time to upbeat your summer! They Are Billions is an addictive RTS set on a post-apocalyptic world. The general idea is to build a colony strong enough to defeat the billions of zombies that are roaming the world, seeking to annihilate the last human colonies. Build walls, gates, towers, and structures to protect yourself and watch the surroundings. To do this, you’ll have to plan your strategy and place your buildings and army wisely. You’ll need to learn how to manage your resources in order to survive and be alert, be very alert: Swarms of infected are out to get you! And remember to train and contract the best mercenaries to protect the colony — you’re sure gonna need them! This is an RTS game, but don’t get too nervous. You can pause the action to take the best strategic decisions as many times as you want. And with randomly generated maps, the fun never ends. A random world is generated with its own events, weather, geography, and infected population in each run. When we first talked with Numantian Games about bringing They Are Billions to PS4, we knew it was going to be a huge challenge (there can be serious amount of zombies on screen), but our experience porting other games to PlayStation 4 has paid off, and we’ve finally achieved a game experience as good as the original. Be prepared to face the biggest swarms of infected you’ve seen — up to 20,000 units in real time. Don’t let them take over your colony! We would have been reluctant to play a normal RTS on console, but the pause on They Are Billions is a game changer, and the fact that you can play it comfortably with a controller. Even more, if you still prefer to play with a mouse and keyboard the possibility is also there. And finally, there is a challenge of the week where all players must play the same random map. The best scores are published in a leaderboard. That’s all for now! See you in July. If you’ve got any questions or just want to say hi, leave us a comment below. We’re always happy to hear from you. View the full article
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    PlayStation Store: May’s Top Downloads

    Welcome back! Time to dive into the ol’ PlayStation Store charts. Phoenix Labs’ free-to-play co-op action RPG Dauntless took the top spot on May’s Free-to-Play charts, while Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted topped the PS VR list (followed by a respectable runner-up finish for London Studio’s Blood & Truth). As we head into June, what new games do you think will sit atop the PS4, PS VR, and Free-to-Play charts this time next month? Leave your predictions in the comments! PS4 Games 1 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition 2 Grand Theft Auto V 3 Mortal Kombat 11 4 Days Gone 5 World War Z 6 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey 7 NBA 2K19 8 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands 9 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE 10 Red Dead Redemption 2 PS VR Games 1 Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted 2 Blood & Truth 3 SUPERHOT VR 4 Beat Saber 5 Job Simulator 6 Everybody’s Golf VR 7 Drunkn Bar Fight 8 Gun Club VR 9 Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality 10 BOXVR Free-to-Play Games 1 Dauntless 2 Fortnite 3 Apex Legends 4 Brawlhalla 5 WORLD OF WARSHIPS: LEGENDS 6 Warface 7 Realm Royale 8 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2019 LITE 9 H1Z1: Battle Royale 10 DC Universe Online Free-to-Play PS4 Themes 1 Monster Hunter: World – Dynamic Theme: Nergigante 2 Legacy Dashboard Theme 3 Retro Syntwave Dynamic Theme 4 1980’s Neon Terrain Dynamic Theme 5 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Theme 6 TEKKEN 7 – Original Theme Set: ‘Over 3 Million!’ & ‘Alisa’ 7 Ghost Wolf HiQ Theme 8 Tropical Skeleton Dance HiQ Dynamic Theme 9 Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey – New Dynamic Theme 10 Storm Over The Silent Valley HiQ Dynamic Theme View the full article
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    Days of Play Deals Hit PlayStation Store

    PlayStation’s third annual Days of Play officially kicks off tomorrow with 11 days of offers on hardware, software, peripherals and more – across retail and digital stores. And right now, we’ve got your first look at PlayStation Store deals – from PS Plus and PS Now discounts to savings on hundreds of catalog titles. Starting tomorrow morning: Save $20 on a PS Plus 12-Month Membership Save $30 on a PS Now 12-Month Subscription Save on select PS Hits like The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Ratchet & Clank – starting at $9.99 USD/CAD Save up to 70% at PS Store on games like Days Gone, MLB The Show 19 and Mortal Kombat 11 Check out the full U.S. roster of digital sale titles below, then head over to PlayStation Store before Days of Play comes to an end Monday, June 17. Visit playstation.com/daysofplay for the entire Days of Play 2019 lineup – including details on the Days of Play Limited Edition PS4 in Steel Black. 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– LARGE CREDITS PACK $24.49 $34.99 TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON WILDLANDS – MEDIUM CREDITS PACK $13.99 $19.99 TRAINERVR $9.89 $14.99 TRIALS RISING $12.49 $24.99 TRIALS RISING GOLD EDITION $19.99 $39.99 UFC 3 CHAMPION EDITION $17.99 $59.99 UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END $9.99 $19.99 UNCHARTED THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION $9.99 $19.99 UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY $9.99 $19.99 UNTIL DAWN: RUSH OF BLOOD $5.99 $14.99 VERTI-GO HOME! $8.57 $12.99 WATCH DOGS 2 $14.99 $59.99 WATCH DOGS 2 – DELUXE EDITION $17.49 $69.99 WATCH DOGS 2 – GOLD EDITION $24.99 $99.99 WOLFENSTEIN II DELUXE BUNDLE $39.99 $79.99 WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS $29.99 $59.99 WORLD WAR Z THE GAME $27.99 $39.99 WWE 2K19 $19.79 $59.99 WWE 2K19 DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION $29.69 $89.99 WWE 2K19 SEASON PASS $14.99 $29.99 Note: All pricing is for U.S. only and subject to change. 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  19. You’re totally invited to Radical Summer — Rocket League’s summer-long celebration of all things 1980s. Grab your aviator shades and mixtapes, and prepare to go back in time to honor some of the most righteous movies, television, and culture from one of the most influential decades of all time! Radical Summer is the largest in-game event in Rocket League’s four-year history and kicks off on June 10. The nine-week event will feature an assortment of free items, new Premium Licensed DLCs, limited-time game modes, and more (shhh, it’s a secret)! Radical Summer is split into three different ’80s celebrations: Blockbusters, Culture, and Television. Each celebration lasts three weeks and features a collection of iconic, 1980s-inspired items and a unique game mode. Similar to previous Rocket League in-game events, you can play Online Matches to earn ‘Cassettes’ and then redeem them for ’80s-themed items in the Event Store all summer long. Radical Summer’s Event Store will change with each phase of Radical Summer, bringing in new items for your Battle-Car. But don’t worry if you missed an item: the event stores from all three phases will reopen for an additional “last chance” week following the end of Radical Summer in August. Here are the start and end dates of Radical Summer’s three event phases: ’80s Blockbusters: June 10 – July 1 ’80s Culture: July 1 – July 22 ’80s Television July 22 – August 12 We’re excited to share everything that we’ve packed into Radical Summer. Get ready to jump back in time with us on June 10. Until then, stay rad! View the full article
  20. The team here at London Studio set ourselves a unique challenge when creating Blood & Truth’s score. How do we make the game’s soundtrack authentically reflect its gritty, contemporary London setting, while also referencing classic Hollywood action scores? What we came up with is a unique orchestral/grime mashup that brings together 80 world-class orchestral musicians and a host of top UK rappers, reworked by renowned grime producer Zdot. Today, we want to tell you how it all came together. Finding our musicians Zdot has worked with the likes of “Godfather of grime” Wiley and chart-topping UK rapper Stormzy, and was the perfect choice to bring his grime production skills to the soundtrack. We then reached out to various rappers and were lucky enough to work with some of the most exciting emerging talent around in Eyez, Kamakaze and Ocean Wisdom (who is unofficially the fastest rapper in the world!) as well as JME — a legendary figure in the grime scene who runs Boy Better Know with his brother Skepta. Orchestrally, we wanted a big, aggressive brass sound that works either as orchestral low-end or as samples in ZDot’s grime productions. To that end, we had 18 incredible players in Lyndhurst Hall at AIR Studios blasting away on horns, Wagner tubas, trumpets, trombones (tenor, bass and contrabass!), tubas and cimbassi. It was properly exciting to hear them all playing together. We even added in bass trumpet for some cues — we wanted a swaggering, dirty sound to represent Tony Sharpe and this was perfect. Integrating music and gameplay We first recorded a suite of music early in Blood & Truth’s development so that we could share the recordings with Zdot, who would then create additional music by remixing the stems from the session. This also allowed us to get the music into the game early and see how it would work across the various missions, making sure we could tightly integrate the music alongside the mechanics and narrative flow of the game. In VR, music needs to work seamlessly with the action in order to avoid breaking player immersion, so the implementation of the music was key in making the player feel like an action hero. We used a number of techniques to make the music feel like it is scoring each individual player’s playthrough of the game. One of the systems we created was called the ‘GritOmeter.’ This works by calculating the player’s flair during combat sequences. For example, spinning a gun on your finger then getting a headshot will push your style value up, but getting hit by an enemy will decrease it. The music then responds to your actions — dropping a bass line and some beats when you are being really gritty, and pushing the orchestral elements when under pressure from the enemy. This makes for a really dynamic soundtrack that fits individual playstyles and drives the action in the combat sections. This idea of tight integration also led us to recording bespoke orchestral versions of some of the licensed music in the soundtrack. This allowed us to blend seamlessly between in-world music and offscreen music, helping to take the player deeper into the experience. We were lucky enough to be able to do this on tracks by Diplo, Tim Deluxe and MJ Cole who were all very supportive of the concept. London-based Tim & MJ Cole even came to Abbey Road to see the orchestra performing their songs and they were blown away hearing their music transformed in this way. Some of our highlights The soundtrack is full of fun bombastic tracks. If you want to jump right into the action, listen to ‘Swimming with Marks.’ This track really amps up the drama and is used for the climax of a chase scene towards the end of the game. If you’re wanting something a little more intimate, then enjoy the string orchestra taking lead in ‘Dishonour Among Thieves.’ Or if you just want to enjoy some world class rap, give ‘Pedal to the Metal’ a spin, featuring Kamakaze and production by Zdot. We have been working on the music of Blood & Truth for over two years and we can’t wait for you all to hear it! We’re also pleased to announce that the soundtrack will be releasing on vinyl late this summer in collaboration with Black Screen Records, so look out for more information soon! Until then, give the full Blood & Truth soundtrack a listen on Spotify right now. View the full article
  21. Got a hankerin’ for some classic, tried-and-true turn-based JRPG goodness? The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II comes to PS4 Tuesday, picking up one month after the events of the series’ highly lauded first game. Other highlights for the week include PixARK, which tasks players with surviving its dangerous, blocky world by crafting tools and shelter, and Effie, a charming throwback inspired by the 3D platformers of yore. For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop! Effie PS4 — Digital Effie is a 3D action-adventure game that combines classic elements from the genre with the exploration of an expanded world. Live a unique fantasy adventure, free the cities from a powerful and dark evil, and relive the look and feel of old-school video games! Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa PS4 — Digital, Retail Welcome to Fujisawa Academy, where nothing is as it seems and every pupil hides a dark secret. After making a pact with a demon fox allowing you to see the truth behind the lies, infiltrate the secretive Fujisawa Academy and uncover the sinister truths behind the seemingly normal façade. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II PS4 — Digital, Retail The second title in the definitive JRPG Trails of Cold Steel series makes its way to PS4 for the first time. Taking place immediately after the first game’s dramatic conclusion, Rean must work tirelessly to right the wrongs that have led the country of Erebonia to disarray. Legend of the Tetrarchs PS4 — Digital A fantasy RPG with turn-based battles and dungeons in beautiful pixel art. The holy sword that sealed away an ominous power has been drawn out and darkness starts to spill out across the land, mutating people into monsters. A grand fantasy tale is ready for you to save the world! MotoGP 19 PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 6/6) The official videogame of the most popular motorcycle championship in the world is back with a new chapter full of surprises. Challenge your friends, create your custom events and become Race Director thanks to the most complete multiplayer experience ever! Neon Junction PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross-Buy) Neon Junctions is a first-person puzzle-platformer imbued with atmosphere of synthwave and 80s. Capture and move conductive cubes, close electrical circuits and restore power of the interactive objects around you. Get to the teleportation plant to advance to the next level! PixARK PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 6/6) Welcome to PixARK, a vast, wild world filled with vicious dinosaurs, magical creatures and endless adventure! To survive in this mysterious land, you must tame creatures both ferocious and cuddly, craft high-tech and magical tools and build your own base out of cubes. Refunct PS4 — Digital (Out 6/7) Refunct is a peaceful, short first-person platformer about restoring a vibrant world, featuring an emotional soundtrack and an open world without death. Relax and play at your own pace without pressure. The Savior’s Gang PS4 — Digital A self-proclaimed Savior must travel through numerous ancestral locations guiding his worshipers to reach the promised land. The numerous dangers that these locations present will make it very difficult for all that worshipers to survive. Stunt Kite Party PS4 — Digital (Out 6/7) Stunt Kite Party is a family-friendly single-player and couch-coop multiplayer game with an exciting storyline and numerous game modes. Step into the shoes of a young and talented kiter as he journeys through the colorful world. Can you and your friends convince the mayor to legalize kiting again? Super Blood Hockey PS4 — Digital Arcade sports gaming gets a shot of adrenaline in Super Blood Hockey, a violent homage to classic 8- and 16-bit ice hockey games. Customize your line-up and take to the ice, using fast-paced skills and bone-crunching brutality to dominate. Super Skelemania PS4 — Digital Dive into Super Skelemania, a single-sitting metroidvania about an acrobatic skeleton. Jump over a pit of thorns, roll your skull like a bowling ball, or headbutt a spider like any good skeleton would! Toki – Juju Densetsu PS4 — Digital (Out 6/6) Toki sets off on a new adventure! The cult action/platform game originally released on arcade machines in 1989 is back with a super-simian new version, featuring all-new hand-drawn graphics and re-orchestrated music! Warhammer: Chaosbane PS4 — Digital In a world ravaged by war and dominated by magic, you are the last hope for the Empire of Man against the Chaos hordes. Playing solo or with up to four players in local or online co-op, choose a hero and prepare for epic battles wielding some of the most powerful artefacts of the Old World. Word Wheel by Powgi PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross-Buy) The classic word wheel puzzle goes digital! Find as many words as you can from the letters shown, always using the middle letter! There are 100 puzzles to solve and 100 groan-worthy jokes to reveal! Blood & Truth: Soundtrack Godzilla: King of the Monsters OST Yung Gravy – Sensational Us Wonder Park Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars Don’t miss the game Saturday, 6/1 at 12PM live on TNT The action continues Saturday, 6/1 at 5PM live on NBC Sports PlayStation Vue has your favorite sports, news and must-watch shows. The information above is subject to change without notice. View the full article
  22. Email us at blogcast@sony.com! Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Join the Blogcast crew as we discuss this week’s selection of new PS VR content, including Blood & Truth, Trover Saves the Universe, and Five Nights at Freddy’s. Plus, we talk about that bonkers new Death Stranding trailer. Enjoy! Stuff We Talked About Death Stranding Trover Saves the Universe Blood & Truth Five Nights at Freddy’s VR Days of Play 2019 Ideas for a Game of Thrones game Dance Dance Revolution FFXIV Shadowbringers Ghostbusters The Cast Sid Shuman – Director of Social Media, SIEA Justin Massongill – Social Media Manager, SIEA Kristen Zitani – Social Media Specialist, SIEA Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.] View the full article
  23. Today’s PlayStation Underground episode shows off a couple more exciting pieces of content from Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled: a deep-dive into one of our favorite remastered tracks from the game, Dragon Mines, as well as a reveal of the PlayStation-exclusive track, Retro Stadium. Now, I’m happy to give you guys a closer look at each of these tracks. Breathing Fire into Dragon Mines At Beenox, Dragon Mines has turned out to be one of our favorite tracks in CTR Nitro-Fueled, because we feel it really exemplifies the injection of personality that we’ve tried to put into every facet of the game. Back in the original CTR, Dragon Mines was a fun track from beginning to end, with awesome details of being down in the caves, minecarts whizzing by you, the beautiful glow of the subterranean lake, the giant gears making the whole operation run — racing in this track really enveloped you in the setting. Yet, with ‘90s-era technology, a lot of the heavy lifting had to be done with your own imagination. The pieces were there to help inspire this, but it was really your mind taking the relatively limited detail and creating a beautiful and immersive landscape out of it. With the tools at our disposal today, we don’t have to rely on imagination, alone, to fill in the gaps. Like all of the other tracks In CTR Nitro-Fueled, we have tried to give Dragon Mines an incredible level of detail and life that will envelop you like it never has before. Aside from the graphical updates and the art direction that went into the 2019 version of the track, a huge part of this process was giving a story to the track. This is something we’ve done with a lot of the tracks for the game — providing context to the detail that we have added. For Dragon Mines, the original track didn’t actually have any dragons in it (although it gets its name from being Komodo Joe’s home track). For CTR Nitro-Fueled, we felt it would be fun to bring that element into it. The track’s story is simple: a group of miners have discovered an aging dragon’s treasure deep under the earth and have now built an entire community to harvest the treasure out. Creating this story gave us the direction to start animating a ton of fun details into the track, like miners working to the beat of the music, mischievous rats getting into trouble, and even a slumbering dragon, sitting on what’s left of his treasure, trying to breathe fire on the racers as they pass by (but unfortunately, only mustering a feeble puff of smoke before he loses interest and goes back to sleep). A miner desperately reaches for a stubborn bat at the starting gate. Another tries to engage in a (literal) game of whack-a-mole while being mocked by a family of them. A whole underground town bustles as the workday goes on. These are just a few more examples of the humor and details we felt would give this track a setting that players would want to re-visit over and over and is also something we wanted to make sure to do across the entire game. It’s worth noting, though, that we also wanted to make sure that the track layout was just as fans remembered from the original. The turns are the same, the hills are the same — even the shortcut is the same! [As a tip for you readers, when you come across the minecart rails that cross the racetrack at about the halfway point, you can follow them to the right and through the tunnel to gain an extra bit of ground on your opponents. But make sure to go in with a boost, since the minecarts will be hot on your tail!] As with all the remastered and re-imagined tracks in the game, we wanted to give fans a sense of nostalgia while also giving them an environment that will wow them. We feel that Dragon Mines is a perfect example of this. Going Old School for PS4 Players Now, switching gears entirely, I’m excited to talk to you about another track in the game which is on the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of modern-day detail — Retro Stadium. Fully revealed today, this track rounds out the set of retro content offered exclusively to PS4 players of the game. Together with the retro skins for Crash, Coco, and Cortex, and their retro karts, this bonus track brings you back to the days of low-polygons and minimal-pixel textures! The track is based off the original Turbo Track in CTR, and to create it our team had a lot of fun reversing the mindset we were taking with all the other tracks in the game. While we’ve been spending most of our time seeing how we can bring the original tracks from CTR and CNK into the next stratosphere in terms of graphics and detail, with Retro Stadium we turned off the texture filtering in the level, scaled back details with a “less is more” mindset, and embraced the pixelated look of video games of the late ‘90s. With the high-fidelity qualities that we’ve been putting into all the other tracks in CTR Nitro-Fueled, we felt it would be fun to offer PlayStation players a way to step into the past with this track if they wanted to. In addition to this, we really did want to make this track an homage to the PS1, and the history of the Crash franchise on the PlayStation platform. The platform and the franchise essentially got their start together and have both created a ton of great memories for me, for all of us at Beenox, and for millions of players across the world. This track is a way to hearken back to the early days of these two gaming icons, and it is simply fun to be able to think back to when graphics like these were blowing you away! With Dragon Mines and Retro Stadium, we have highlighted two tracks that are polar opposites in terms of graphics and detail, but both of which we have tried to pack with the spirit and fun that CTR Nitro-Fueled is all about. We can’t wait for PlayStation players to try them both out on June 21! View the full article
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    Share of the Week: Red Dead Online

    Last week, we asked you grab your gallon hat and hop back on the horse in Red Dead Online. While you drew pistols on fellow outlaws and explored the untamed west, you shared your best moments using #PS4share and #PSblog. Here are this week’s highlights: @GAMMSTERN heads off onto that dusty trail. @Spiggy_Smalls shared this moonlit scene. @jafsperspective’s outlaw peeks around the corner. It’s all in the details of this share by @_priism. @kai_890711 shares a misty portrait of an outlaw. @Fire_Hard_Core is just out fishing. Search #PS4Share and #PSBlog on Twitter or Instagram to see more entries to this week’s theme. Want to be featured in next week’s Share of the Week? Theme: A Plague Tale: Innocence Share by: 9am Pacific on Wednesday, June 5 Next week, we’re headed to the rat-infested world of A Plague Tale: Innocence. Survive rat hordes and the murderous Inquisition while protecting your sick brother using #PS4share and #PSBlog for a chance to be featured. View the full article
  25. Hey, Justin Roiland here. I co-created a show called Rick and Morty and now I’m sitting here typing a thing about my first ever real life video game: Trover Saves the Universe. Can you imagine? You partner up with Trover and you travel the cosmos meeting weird characters along the way. You’ll fight and platform across crazy levels all to save your dogs and stop a bad guy. Pretty clever concept, huh? Save dogs? Stop a bad guy? I mean… we’re like the Christopher Columbus of game devs, charting new territory. Trover is a funny and fun game. I swear. I wouldn’t be saying that if so many people hadn’t told me. Like, at least 30 different people, so unless they are all lying… the game is actually funny and fun. Unless all 30 of those people are lying. But I don’t think they’d be able to coordinate a lie like that. Not in 2019. Maybe if this were like… the mid-80’s or even 90’s I could buy it. Not today. Way too hard. God. This writeup is horrible. Who am I kidding with this? Anyway. The game plays great on the TV. I keep hearing about that, too. From lots of people who don’t have VR. They are playing on the TV and they love it, and the people who do have PS VR love it, too. Seriously. I also hear that the $29.99 price is perfect. Right on the money. If anything, people tell me it’s too cheap! Can you imagine? Like we should have made it more expensive! But instead of that, we will be adding fun side adventures to Trover in the form of DLC packs ALL FOR FREEEEEE!!! We’ll be releasing those as time marches forward and we slowly decay and eventually die. Do you think the cosmos gives a **** about you? We are nothing. Hope you like Trover!! Buy more video games! View the full article