Sony PlayStation Plus: Castle of Illusion Free for PS Plus Members

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2d ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer announced today that Castle of Illusion is free for PS Plus members with details below.

To quote: If you recognize the name Castle of Illusion from back in the day, you should know that this remake doesn't just offer upgraded graphics, but also periodic restructuring of the classic 2D side-scrolling platforming gameplay into a 3D space.

Although the graphics and gameplay are different, the storyline here is the same - dear old Minnie has been kidnapped by an evil witch and its up to you to save her.

As an added bonus, if you download this during the first two weeks it's available in PS Plus you'll receive the Castle of Illusion Sega Genesis Bundle, which adds the original Sega Genesis version of Castle of Illusion (1990) and a Mizrabel (that's the evil witch that kidnapped Minnie btw) dynamic theme for free. This bundle will only be available until 4/28 so be sure to download it before then!

In addition to Castle of Illusion, Plus members can purchase a number of titles at a discount including LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and Ethan: Meteor Hunter, and as a nice bonus you can download the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles OOTS avatar pack for free....
 

KickBeat and CastleStorm Coming to PS4, PlayStation 4 Details

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4w ago - Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher announced today that KickBeat and CastleStorm are coming to PS4 with the corresponding PlayStation 4 game details below.

To quote: It's GDC week! This is one of the best weeks of the year, and we're happy to have some PS4 news for you!

CastleStorm - Definitive Edition and KickBeat - Special Edition are both coming this Spring to PS4! We can't wait to bring these super genre mashups to next-gen (Or is it current-gen, now?).

If you haven't played CastleStorm before, then you're in for a treat! CastleStorm - Definitive Edition is a hilarious mix of medieval warfare, 2D physics-based destruction, tower defense, and some melee brawler action thrown in. It also features a story-driven, solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more.

• CastleStorm - Definitive Edition features the entire original campaign and expansions, plus a bunch of new content including new battles, modes, spells, and features, all running and 60 FPS, 1080p.

• KickBeat - Special Edition is a crazy, kung-fu themed rhythm fighter. We are adding a bunch of new features, additional soundtracks, and other enhancements are being added to the original campaign.

The game offers players several innovative ways...
 

Sony Goes Hands-on with Daylight on PS4: Broadcasting Your Horror

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8w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today with Daylight on PS4 which details broadcasting your horror on the PlayStation 4 video gaming console.

To quote: The meek shine of a cell phone light provides precious little comfort in the dark halls of an abandoned hospital. Its glow throws menacing shadows across every wall and beneath long-abandoned wheelchairs.

Creaking steps and whispers flutter down the passage, and the promise of a scare is never far off. But Daylight, which launches on PS4 this April, offers a different take on the classic genre. And with the developers at Zombie Studios taking a keen interest in streaming tech, the horror of playing alone could actually be a shared experience.

Crafted by a small team at Zombie, Daylight follows the frightened footsteps of Sarah Gwynn as she works her way through a series of haunting environs. While many horror games rely on finely tuned scares specific to the moment, Daylight uses procedurally generated play to keep every moment fresh.

Levels and scares change for each player, meaning that no two sessions will be identical. And no player will know exactly when that foreboding whisper will turn into a howling spectre hungry for Sarah's life.

In Daylight, players have no weapons - only flares...
 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 PS3 Demo Out Today on PSN, Details

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9w ago - Konami Community Manager T.K. Shrodes shared details today on the new Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 PS3 demo that is out today on PSN below.

To quote: Want a taste of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2? Originally available only to owners of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD and the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 demo will be available for everyone today on PlayStation Store.

Download it today, and draw first blood against Dracula's many enemies in this demo, which highlights Gabriel at the height of his power.

Lash out with the Shadow Whip, a cruel remainder of Gabriel's once holy Combat Cross, or steal your enemies' very souls with the Void Sword. Employ my personal favorite, the Chaos Claws, to break down your foes' defenses and smash them into a very satisfying paste.

Dodge, jump and combo your way from Dracula's own throne room to an enormous assault against Dracula's castle, showing off differences in scale from the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and the many additions to the Mercury Engine that make this title bigger, better, and just like Gabriel's turn... Darker.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is available on PS3 in North America starting February 25th. Stay tuned for a special deal for...
 

Sony Goes Hands-on with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for PS3

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13w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on today with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 for PS3.

To quote: Editor's Note: this article contains plot spoilers for the original Lords of Shadow.

Since time immemorial, light and dark have waged war - each side bolstered by heroes and fiends of immense station. In the Castlevania series, the Belmont family has long fought the forces of evil and sought out the end of Dracula by any means necessary.

But in the first Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Konami and the developers at MercurySteam redefined the history of the Belmonts in a surprising twist. Gabriel Belmont's tragic story will come to a conclusion in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, which launches for PS3 on February 25th.

Producer Dave Cox described Lords of Shadow 2 as a "strategic hack 'n' slash." It places players in command of Dracula and his otherworldly arsenal of whips, swords, and gauntlets. With potions and relics in abundance, players will traverse a modern-day city in an effort to end Dracula's immortal suffering.

But Lords of Shadow 2 invites players to develop much more complex battle tactics than the quintessential "mash Square to win." Dracula has a rotating set of three combat styles that can be used to flow from one battle to...
 







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