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New games join the PlayStation Now library today, including Dishonored

Arkane Studios was rightly commended upon the release of its sublime stealth adventure Dishonored. Offering a unique spin on the first person stealth genre with its steampunk leanings and generous lashings of mystical power moves, the game proved a hit on release. Now you can reacquaint yourself with Corvo and his quest or get your…

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The Last Jedi hits Star Wars Battlefront II today – find out how DICE brought its locations to life

This is a pretty special week for Star Wars fans, isn’t it? Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas worldwide on Friday, and Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season is available today, free* for all players. Jump into the game and you’ll be able to play as Finn and Captain Phasma in multiplayer,…

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Roguelike RPG platformer Xenon Valkyrie+ blasts onto PlayStation Vita next week

Hi! I’m Fabrice, French solo developer of the adventure game Demetrios. A few months ago, I was contacted by a Spanish developer named Daniel Fernandez Chavez. He noticed I was able to develop Demetrios for the PS4 and PS Vita on my own and was interested in having his own game, Xenon Valkyrie, ported to…

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Award-winning PlayStation VR experience Manifest 99 releases in Europe next week

Heyo, PlayStation fans and PS VR enthusiasts. We are bringing our eerie, ominous, emotional experience, Manifest 99, to Europe on 19th December! Ahhh! Manifest 99 is a virtual reality journey into the afterlife aboard a mysterious train inhabited by ghosts and a murder of crows. Until now it was only available in North America, but…

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New games join the PlayStation Now library today, including Dishonored

Arkane Studios was rightly commended upon the release of its sublime stealth adventure Dishonored. Offering a unique spin on the first person stealth genre with its steampunk leanings and generous lashings of mystical power moves, the game proved a hit on release. Now you can reacquaint yourself with Corvo and his quest or get your first taste of the sights and sounds of Dunwall as Dishonored sneaks its way onto…

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The Last Jedi hits Star Wars Battlefront II today – find out how DICE brought its locations to life

This is a pretty special week for Star Wars fans, isn’t it? Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits cinemas worldwide on Friday, and Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season is available today, free* for all players. Jump into the game and you’ll be able to play as Finn and Captain Phasma in multiplayer, try out new starships and vehicles, and explore the rise of The First Order in…

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Roguelike RPG platformer Xenon Valkyrie+ blasts onto PlayStation Vita next week

Hi! I’m Fabrice, French solo developer of the adventure game Demetrios. A few months ago, I was contacted by a Spanish developer named Daniel Fernandez Chavez. He noticed I was able to develop Demetrios for the PS4 and PS Vita on my own and was interested in having his own game, Xenon Valkyrie, ported to consoles. Specifically, he wanted it running on his favourite system, PlayStation Vita. I agreed to…

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Award-winning PlayStation VR experience Manifest 99 releases in Europe next week

Heyo, PlayStation fans and PS VR enthusiasts. We are bringing our eerie, ominous, emotional experience, Manifest 99, to Europe on 19th December! Ahhh! Manifest 99 is a virtual reality journey into the afterlife aboard a mysterious train inhabited by ghosts and a murder of crows. Until now it was only available in North America, but we are happy to be able to share it with all the players in Europe.…

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PlayStation Gear’s Christmas Sale is live – big savings on PlayStation apparel & merch

Christmas has come early on PlayStation Gear with a sledge-full of savings. To kick off the festivities and help you with your Christmas shopping, we’ll be adding a new deal every day at 1pm CET / midday GMT up until and including the 22nd December. What’s more, once announced each deal will be live until midnight on 22nd December (or until stocks last). Check out the latest savings below, and…

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Destiny 2 changes – mostly cosmetic?

Luke Smith and Chris Barrett over at Bungie have outlined a long list of changes, improvements, enhancements and additions to all aspects of Destiny 2. The list is long, you can check them all out from the link at the end of this short article. But my initial gut feeling is that all these changes don’t really make the kind of difference that keeps me coming back for more. I…

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First hands-on impressions with PS VR-exclusive tactical shooter Firewall Zero Hour

Announced during PlayStation Experience 2017‘s opening presentation, Firewall Zero Hour will deploy 4v4 tactical FPS action to the PS VR battlefield. My hands-on demo pointed to an extremely promising game — in fact, perhaps the most promising and exciting VR game I’ve played. If you’ve ever loved a Rainbow Six or SWAT game, you’ll immediately understand the appeal of Firewall. The pacing is deliberate and methodical; the action quick and…

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Everything you need to know about Sharefactory’s latest update, out today

Today we’re pleased to announce a new Sharefactory update – v3.00 – which includes new themes and a variety of features requested by the community, including camera effects and text/sticker animations. First – we’re happy to add two new themes with this update. The first theme is a “comic book-style” theme, which is packed with content including three intro, title and outro clips, eight transitions, three backgrounds, 39 stickers and…

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The locales and creatures of MMORPG Ark’s huge new expansion Aberration detailed as it launches on PS4 today

Ark: Aberration is launching on PS4 today, and the Studio Wildcard team can’t wait for you to experience the latest chapter of Ark’s gameplay and lore. We have been hard at work building an entirely new world for you to explore and survive in, with fresh challenges and twists on Ark’s core mechanics everywhere you look. Much of Aberration is a cave world, but from the very beginning of the…

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How narrative-driven puzzler Papers, Please was refitted for today’s PS Vita release

First item, top of the page. This version of Papers, Please was announced over three years ago. That’s a long time brewing for a relatively simple pixel-art game. There’s a few ingredients in the mix for this delay but the main fault lies with me. I had a great bunch of people to help with this project — all the port programming was handled by James Gray and others, engine…

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Grand Theft Auto Online: The Doomsday Heist out now on PlayStation 4

When the stakes are this high, who else can you trust to save the day but the craziest criminals ever to grace the Los Santos underworld? The risks are colossal, the enemies all but unstoppable… but the rewards are mouth-watering and a massive adrenaline spike is absolutely guaranteed. Assemble your crew for the biggest Online adventure yet, across 3 sprawling acts – The Doomsday Heist is now available to play…

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5 big new PlayStation Store releases you need to check out this week

Even as we’re wrapping up to counter the arctic conditions, PlayStation Store is heating up with a diverse range of new releases and DLC updates to some of our favourite games. There are surprises (The Last Guardian VR Demo, announced at PSX), much anticipated launches (Gang Beasts), single-player time sinks (Okami HD, Romancing SaGa 2) and co-op action (Nine Parchments). So get ready for some more winter warmers in the…

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How an expert military adviser helped shape the look of Resident Evil 7’s Chris Redfield

Hello, PS Blog readers. My name is Koji Nakanishi and I’m the director of Resident Evil 7 biohazard. With the Gold Edition and free “Not a Hero” DLC just around the corner, I thought I’d share some insights into how we approached designing series mainstay Chris Redfield for his appearance in Resident Evil 7. 1. Scanning a model, and using an expert military adviser to perfect Redfield’s outfit With the…

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Everything you need to know about extraordinary PS4 exclusive Dreams in 4 short videos

The scale of Media Molecule‘s ambitious new PS4 project has been hinted at since its reveal at PlayStation’s E3 press conference in 2015, but now, in the wake of both the new trailer at last week’s Game Awards and the dedicated PSX panel this past weekend, it’s the perfect time to delve into the specifics and offer you an in-depth look at the game. Below, join key creatives at Media…

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Extreme sports game The Surfer promises to bring realistic surfing to PS3 this week

We are surfers, so for us it was always vital to focus on capturing a genuine feel and understanding of our sport as well as the surfing lifestyle. As an indie shop we love the PS2 era surfing games – Transworld, Sunny Garcia and Kelly Slater – and we wanted to bring that feel back to consoles. So we set out to create a retro art style for the PS3…

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection announced for PS4

PlayStation Experience 2017 has come to an end, which means Capcom Cup 2017 has crowned a champion! Whether you visited our booth at PSX, attended any match at Capcom Cup, or were watching it all from your couch at home, thank you for the support as we bid 2017 farewell. It’s been an incredible year for Street Fighter V as we brought Akuma back for Season 2 and introduced five…

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5 tips to master out-there musical platformer LocoRoco 2, out on PS4 today

Hello PlayStation fans and welcome to launch day for LocoRoco 2 Remastered! We’re delighted to bring you our final trailer today, as well as a few tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the big, beautiful world of LocoRoco 2 Remastered! As you can see, there are plenty of high-flying, fast-rolling and crazy-bouncing adventures that await you, so here’s a few tips to help you along…

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Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is coming to PS VR in 2018

Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is a great way to question your self worth, and we’re excited to give PlayStation VR owners the chance to do just that in 2018 when Virtual Rick-ality comes to PS VR. Virtual Rick-ality is a fully-voiced VR game featuring Rick, Morty, and oodles of iconic stuff from the TV show. In the game, you play as a Morty clone on a journey that’ll take…

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Patapon 2 Remastered marches onto PS4 in 2018

Patapon 2 Remastered – the beloved second entry in the Patapon series – is marching its way to PS4s everywhere in 2018 in resolutions up to 4K*! Separated from their Zigaton compatriots, the Patapon tribe arrives on a strange new island, fighting through mysterious new enemies and creatures as they search for Earthend! With a whole slew of new features, including eight drum rhythms, new Patapon types and evolutions, brand…

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Blast through WipEout Omega Collection in PS VR with free update

Attention all anti-gravity pilots, it’s time to suit up once again! You have piloted your ships through the tracks of WipEout HD, Fury and 2048 in the Omega Collection in stunning native 4K* while listening to a whole new raft of thumping tunes. Now, prepare to see the world of WipEout in a whole new way as you blast round Omega Collection’s tracks in PS VR. Check out the first…

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MediEvil returning to PS4 in 2018

That’s another PlayStation Experience in the books! And we’ve been holding onto some especially exciting news. Hot on the heels of this year’s smash hit Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, we’re making another PlayStation fan dream come true: a proper, PS4-grade resurrection of the original MediEvil just in time for the game’s 20th anniversary. If you’re not familiar with the MediEvil series, it’s a colourful action-adventure game originally released in…

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Soul Calibur VI arrives on PS4 in 2018

More than 20 years ago, the fate of players around the world was sealed as they searched for the Legendary Swords. Now, SoulCalibur is back with the 6th installment of the series, returning to its roots with an updated gameplay and presentation! Watch our launch trailer above and discover the first two characters of the roster. As you’ve just seen, legendary warriors Heishiro Mitsurugi from Japan and Sophitia Alexandra from…

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New weekend offers go live on PlayStation Store – save on Destiny 2, Hellblade, more

The weekend is finally here and PlayStation Store has a host a host of awesome titles available on offer until Monday 11th December! Whether it’s Destiny 2, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice or Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus* you can bag a great deal on some top PS4 games. Head to PlayStation Store for pricing details and to save, download and play! Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game Call of…

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Watch the new trailer for Dreams, launching in 2018

If you missed our brand-new Dreams trailer make its debut at the Game Awards tonight, you can see it right here, right now! The trailer kicks off a Dreams-stravaganza this weekend as we demo the game on the PSX show floor, catch-up with our amazing community and reveal more about Dreams during our Saturday panel with the Media Molecule Directors and a special guest! If you’re in Anaheim, don’t miss…

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Romancing SaGa 2 hits PS4 & PS Vita on 15/12 – read a new Q&A with director Akitoshi Kawazu

Despite its ambitious approach to non-linear open-world exploration, fan-favourite RPG series Romancing SaGa has never quite achieved the same profile as fellow Square-Enix franchise Final Fantasy did in the west. Back in 1989 when the original game released, it let players freely decide how their story unfolded and how they explored the game’s vibrant world. The second entry in the series refined those elements further, and now, this self-contained story…

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PlayStation Store 12 Deals of Christmas – Deal #5 is live

The holidays are almost here and on PlayStation Store we’re celebrating with the return of our annual 12 Deals of Christmas promotion! UPDATE: The fifth in our 12 Deals of Christmas is now live: Deal #5: Assassin’s Creed Origins (For Honor in the Middle East) Deal #4: Need For Speed Payback Deal #3: GTAV (WWE 2K18 in the Middle East) Deal #2: NBA 2K18 Deal #1: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane…

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GTA Online: The Doomsday Heist Coming 12th December – watch the trailer

A billionaire tech mogul, an idealistic intelligence agent, a socially awkward conspiracy theorist and a neurotic supercomputer have been forced into an unlikely alliance to save San Andreas from total annihilation. As apocalyptic threats mount from enemies unknown, you and your criminal crew are enlisted to un-tangle mysteries and eradicate threats spanning from the bustling streets of downtown Los Santos to the ocean floor and all the way to the…

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Call of Duty WWII & The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR top the November PS Store charts

It was a big month for new releases on PlayStation Store, with the likes of Call of Duty WWII, Star Wars Battlefront II and Need For Speed: Payback all making their debuts – and it was Activision’s annual FPS juggernaut that came out on top. Meanwhile, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR took the PlayStation VR crown, and Horizon Zero Dawn’s acclaimed The Frozen Wilds expansion entered the DLC chart…

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Fantasy co-op shooter Nine Parchments promises spellcasting mayhem when it releases on PS4 next week

Hey folks! It’s been a long time since we revealed our co-op spellcasting game Nine Parchments on the PS4 blog, here’s a quick re-intro! We like to call Nine Parchments a ‘blast’em’up game with magic mayhem’, because it combines action and RPG elements together and plays like a twin-stick shooter… except with spells. It’s mostly meant to be played in co-op with friends, or with strangers online, whichever you prefer…

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6 things you need to know about Monster Hunter: World’s PS4 open beta, live this weekend

Hi, I’m Yuya Tokuda and I’m the director of Monster Hunter: World. Speaking on behalf of the whole development team, I’m delighted to be able to bring the beta test of Monster Hunter: World to players worldwide. This is the first time we’ve released a Monster Hunter game in all regions simultaneously, and also the first time the online multiplayer servers have supported global matchmaking, so it truly is the…

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Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack white vinyl edition box set launches today

With over seven million listens on Spotify since its digital release back in March, we are thrilled to be bringing the award-winning* Horizon Zero Dawn soundtrack to vinyl. The collection features 74 handpicked tracks across four 140 gram vinyl discs, with each record sleeve featuring exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn artwork. The collector’s white vinyl edition box set is available to buy now, exclusively from PlayStation Gear. The award winning* Horizon…

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Ambitious 2D action platformer Iconoclasts finally hits PS4 & PS Vita early next year

Robin is a self-taught mechanic who spends most of her days helping to fix the broken “ivory”-run machinery of those around her. However, she lives in a land heavily governed by the religious bodies, who are adamant to have full control of the occupations of rural people, and an unlicensed mechanic handling ivory is the most heinous thing of all. Iconoclasts is the journey of young main character Robin, in…

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Acclaimed 3D platformer A Hat in Time jumps, flips and swings onto PS4 this week

The time has come! Gears for Breakfast’s critical and commercial hit 3D platformer A Hat in Time is available tomorrow on PS4. For lovers of Crash Bandicoot, Psychonauts, Jak and Daxter, or Sly Cooper, here is your next modern favourite! A Hat in Time tells the tale of the space-faring (and surprisingly acrobatic) Hat Kid. A Mafia goon (without a spacesuit, no less) punches a hole in her spaceship, and…

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Farpoint’s new Versus expansion pack adds two new PvP modes today

The team at Impulse Gear is excited to bring you the Farpoint Versus expansion pack. The Versus expansion pack is free for all Farpoint owners and features two new PvP modes that pit two players with active PS Plus memberships against each other. In a unique twist, players can spawn enemy creatures from the planet and use them strategically to gain an advantage. In addition to the new modes, the…

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Guerrilla celebrates tomorrow’s Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition release with new trailer

We’re happy to announce that Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition is out in stores tomorrow! If you’ve never played Horizon Zero Dawn, or if you’ve misplaced your copy somehow, now is an excellent time to dive (back) in. The Complete Edition includes the expansion. The Frozen Wilds, which adds a sizeable chunk of content to Horizon Zero Dawn’s already formidable world. That means more ancient mysteries to uncover, more gripping…

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite unleashes free Versus Mode demo this weekend

When Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was announced at PlayStation Experience 2016, we called upon players around the world to form teams of intergalactic heroes, world warriors, and peacekeeping robots. We’ve enjoyed seeing the amount of creativity exhibited by the community and look forward to more awe-inspiring plays. With the one-year anniversary of the announcement coming up, we have decided to invite more heroes to play Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite with…

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PS4’s spaceship battler Dreadnought blasts out of beta, lays plans for 2018

Fellow captains, welcome to Dreadnought‘s official launch on PS4! It feels great to finally remove the beta moniker and officially be live. This game is the culmination of years of work across two continents by teams that live and breathe colossal capital ships. From the intense battles of Team Deathmatch to the punishing, unrelenting waves of ships in Havoc mode, Dreadnought is a one-of-a-kind capital spaceship action shooter, and I…

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Mega Man 11 announced, coming to PS4 in 2018

Message from Dr. Light… 20XX has never looked better. After many unforgettable fights for everlasting peace, Capcom’s beloved Blue Bomber is making a triumphant return in Mega Man 11 on PlayStation 4 in late 2018! There are few iconic video game heroes with a legacy as legendary as Mega Man’s. It’s been 30 years since the original 8-bit classic first released and made its mark on the side-scrolling action genre,…

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5 big new PlayStation Store releases you need to check out this week

This week, PlayStation Store welcomes Bungie’s first expansion for Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris, letting you explore Mercury as you try to bring down the Vex alongside the mysterious Warlock Osiris. Alternatively you can reunite with old friends as Jak and Daxter return to PS4 with The Jak and Daxter Collection, Elsewhere you can battle the undead hordes with Frank West in Capcom’s Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package, stitch magic…

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Turn your PS4 and TV into an aquarium fit for a supervillain with Aqua TV

Ever watched a James Bond movie and considered what changes you’d make if you were the villain? Cooler jumpsuits for your henchmen, extra time spent in those online poker courses, and of course finishing Mr. Bond off rather than assuming your over elaborate death trap will do the job after you’ve left the room. But the one thing you would keep is that awesome aquarium, the one built into the…

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