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Video: Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Press Conference 2014

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16w ago - Blog Manager Fred Dutton invites PlayStation fans to watch the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Press Conference 2014 where SCEJA previews its plans for the rest of the year and into 2015.

To quote: Over in Tokyo tomorrow, our colleagues at Sony Computer Entertainment Japan are holding a media briefing to showcase some of the great titles and services heading to that region later this year and into next.

While we ask you to bear in mind that not everything showcased is confirmed for release outside of the SCEJA region at present, any early birds among you who want to tune in and watch the presentation can do so - in English - at the [Register or Login to view links] (or [Register or Login to view links]).

The conference begins at 3.00pm Tokyo time - that's 7.00am BST/8.00am CET on Monday morning, and you can follow along on Twitter using the hashtag ##PlayStation0901. Enjoy!

Update: Sony SCEJA President Atsushi Morita just announced that there will be a second conference held on September 17th, 2014 at the Tokyo Game Show for their Asian branch market as well featuring even more PlayStation game announcements for Sony consoles.

It will focus on over 250 previously...
 

Cheaper PS3 CECH-4300C 500GB Model Announced for Japan This Month

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18w ago - Today Sony [Register or Login to view links] a cheaper PS3 CECH-4300C 500GB model currently slated for Japan later this month with details below.

To quote: "Sony has just announced a new, cheaper PlayStation 3 will be launched in Japan on August 28.

The new CECH-4300C model packs in 500GB of storage and will be on sale for 25,980 yen, which comes to about £151/$253/AU$272, making it a tad cheaper than the current model.

Meanwhile the existing 250GB and 500GB black PS3 models, along with the 250GB white one, will be discontinued. We've contacted Sony to ask whether we might see the new model launched globally, and what other changes might be included with the new console.

It may be nothing more than some slightly tweaked innards, but a cost reduction would be more than welcome - especially as Sony's still giving its full support to the last-gen console, with plenty of new titles still on the horizon."


 

Sony Announces Japan is Getting Frozen-Themed PS4 Next Week

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24w ago - Today Sony [Register or Login to view links] that Japan is getting a Frozen-themed PS4 console next week with details below.

To quote: Sony has announced a new limited edition PlayStation 4 console for Japan.

Next week, the company will release a system based on the film Frozen - complete with a laser engraved decoration featuring Anna and Elsa.

This limited edition system will go on sale next Wednesday. Pricing is set at 42,980 yen.


 

Sony Goes Behind the Scenes at JAPAN Studio with Allan Becker

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36w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton went behind the scenes at JAPAN Studio with Allan Becker today following their previous PS Vita announcement.

Below are the details, as follows: Earlier today we unveiled a trio of new PS Vita titles coming out of our JAPAN Studio over in Tokyo: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Soul Sacrifice Delta and Freedom Wars.

For those unfamiliar with the studio and its heritage, it's one of Sony Worldwide Studios most interesting assets, responsible for a diverse library of hugely charismatic titles, including Puppeteer, rain, Tokyo Jungle, Gravity Rush and Shadow of the Colossus.

To find out a little more about its vision and creative mandate, as well as its three forthcoming PS Vita titles, we spoke with studio chief Allan Becker.

PlayStation.Blog: How has JAPAN Studio changed in the last two or three years?
Allan Becker: We have become better focused and better prepared to compete in a fast and ever changing industry. The Studio is more open to new technologies and ideas and willing to grasp those opportunities when they come along. But at the heart JAPAN Studio still retains its core ideal to make creative,...
 

Puppeteer on PS3: Japan Studio on Taming Its Unruly Teenager

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63w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton shared details on Puppeteer for PS3 today from Japan Studio on taming its unruly teenager below.

To quote: All games are the product of individual creators, and while it's occasionally hard to see it, all are duly imbued with the personalities of the artists that first breathed life into them.

As anyone who's played it will surely know, this is no more true than it is with PS3 platformer Puppeteer. Japan Studio's sublime adventure drips with charisma, character and, above all, passion.

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With its launch last month now disappearing into the rear view mirror, we stopped by creator Gavin Moore's Tokyo office recently to find out how such an idiosyncratic and personal project got made, and what it's like having to let go and hand it over to the game-buying public after three years of hard work.

Read on for some fascinating insight into the creative process, and for an exclusive glimpse at some never-before-seen artwork from the game.

Oh, and if you haven't found the time to play it yet, I urge you to do so! It's one of the year's finest. To see more trailers, screens, and, of course, grab...
 
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