19w ago - Killzone Community Editor Victor Zuylen made available a Killzone: Shadow Fall PS4 Q&A today detailing the creation of Echo and Sinclair.
Below are the details, to quote: As we announced earlier this month, we've secured the amazing talents of David Harewood and Jamie Gray Hyder to portray two key characters from Killzone: Shadow Fall - VSA director Sinclair and Helghast intelligence operative Echo.
But who exactly are Sinclair and Echo, and how did their character designs come about? We asked Assistant Art Director Dan Calvert to shed some light on these enigmatic characters.
PlayStation.Blog: Who are Sinclair and Echo, and what roles do they play in KZ:SF?
Dan Calvert: Sinclair is the head of the Vektan Security Agency - his job is to make sure the balance of power favors Vekta without escalating the cold war into open conflict. Part spymaster - part diplomat, and with a shrewd strategic mind, he is Lucas' direct CO and mentor.
Like Lucas, Echo is an elite operative tasked to cross the wall, and her mission puts them on a collision course. She is extremely dangerous; an equal but opposite reflection of the player character.
PSB: How did the design of these characters evolve?
100w ago - Creat Studios Marketing Coordinator Rob Banahan has confirmed that starting tomorrow Mecho Wars will be available on PS3 through PSN, and will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
To quote: I speak for the whole team when I say that we are incredibly excited about our latest game to hit PSN, the minis title Mecho Wars for $4.99.
Based on the characters, world, and distinctive visual style crafted by Luc Bernard, Mecho Wars is a turn-based strategy game where you command your troops to expand into enemy territory, control and collect resources, and conquer your enemy's structures.
The story of Mecho Wars details the rise of the Winged Crusade in the distant land of Divination Deserts, in a war between the Winged Crusade and the Landians. This is not your typical desert: there is plenty of water that separates land masses.
To sustain your army, you'll need to capture factories to expand your maximum army support, take over cities to earn gold from the rich economic hubs, and defeat the enemy by capturing their HQ building while simultaneously defending your own.
Don't forget strategic unit composition and troop positioning as each unit type has its own strengths and weaknesses. Mecho Wars features a day/night...
146w ago - Game Designer and Community Manager Arcade Berg at People Can Fly has announced today that Bulletstorm is now out on PS3, and he shared some tips to play like a pro in echoes!
To quote: Bulletstorm is out now on PS3! Its Echoes mode challenges you to complete levels using the most creative kills possible. Here's a head start to a high score!
Try and execute as many different Skillshots as possible on every single enemy. A lot of the Skillshots can be stacked with other ones. For example, you can get more skillpoints out of any enemy if he's on fire when you finish him off - this will give you +50sp for the "Afterburner" skillshot.
You could also do this while affected by Nom Juice, giving you another +50sp for the "Intoxicated" skillshot, and another +50sp if the enemy is also being affected by Puffball gas at the same time (the "Antidote" skillshot) - there are a ton of different possibilities. Experiment!
Every time you perform a new skillshot for the first time in an Echo, the skillpoints you earn for it will be multiplied x5. Execute as many different Skillshots as you possibly can to take advantage of this!
155w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi has posted up a preview of Pulse 12/21 which hits PSN today, and includes Echochrome ii, a Dead Space 2 demo, and The Tester Finale!
To quote: If you're hunkering down for winter break, PULSE previews the perfect downloadable games, demos and videos from PlayStation Network for you to enjoy.
There's the PlayStation Move enabled puzzle fun of echochrome ii, the cell-shaded monster rampage of Eat Them!, a taste of LittleBigPlanet 2′s wide-open gameplay with the game's new demo, and the creepy Dead Space 2 demo.
Host Christina Lee also shares the Top Ten downloaded demos in recent weeks, and some must-have PlayStation Home games and spaces.
In new video releases, check out Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Angelina Jolie. Plus, a preview of the exciting Season Finale of The Tester 2 - featuring Killzone 3!
Watch it now above, or download to your PS3 in full HD after today's PlayStation Store update.
156w ago - SCEA Producer Kumi Yuasa has announced today that Echochrome ii hits PSN Tuesday, and detailed PS3 Trophies and a new video video update below.
To quote: In my last echochrome ii post, we announced the release date of echochrome ii, but now I want to share more about the game.
Many of you have asked about the price in the last post. echochrome ii will be available at PlayStation Store for $14.99, so make sure you have funds in your wallet on December 21st!
Also, some of you were wondering about the Trophies. I am happy to announce that echochrome ii supports Trophies and there are 12 Trophies in total. Just like the original echochrome, our quiet hero character patiently keeps walking on the path you create.
So why don't we award him as "Avid Walker". He definitely deserves to get a Trophy for taking so many steps for us!
During the adventure, he may sometimes fall, end up twisting his ankle or hit his head on the ceilings... He cannot avoid these accidents at times to achieve his goal, but who knows...these may lead into obtaining some Trophies? Happy Trophy hunting!
echochrome ii is a very unique, original puzzle game utilizing...