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Video: A New Era for PlayStation Network Begins with Journey

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146w ago - PlayStation Digital Platforms Senior Director Jack Buser has posted up some videos today proclaiming that a new era for PSN officially begins with Journey!

To quote: It is an incredibly exciting time for PlayStation Network and PlayStation Plus.

This week we not only saw a midnight launch of Mass Effect 3 on PlayStation Network, day and date with the retail release, but we offered access to one of the best games of the year and one of the best downloadable games ever- Journey- a whole week early to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Every month PlayStation Plus subscribers are getting more and more great content out of their subscriptions, and this week's early access marked a new milestone.

PlayStation Plus now not only offers gamers early access to demos and betas but also to full downloadable games, in addition to the tons of free and discounted content and extra exclusive features like online storage for game saves and automatic updates.

That's why we are so excited to be able to deliver Journey, one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year, to our most die-hard fans, our PS Plus subscribers, a whole week early so they can experience it before everyone else.





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PlayStation Plus in March: Journey Access, Free Games and More

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147w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with the PlayStation Plus content updates for March 2012, which include early Journey access, free Sly Cooper, Street Fighter and more as outlined below.

To quote: It's another giant month for PlayStation Plus subscribers with early access to one of PSN's biggest games, great free content, Mass Effect 3 Full Game Trial and much more.

To start, we're pleased to announce that Journey will be available to purchase 1 week early for PlayStation Plus subscribers. The game releases PSN-wide on 3/13, but you'll be able to experience the full game tomorrow.

To back up the early access to Journey, you'll be able to download Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix on 3/6, free with your subscription!

Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus (part of the Sly Collection) Is fully remastered in HD with Trophy support, this is the ultimate version of a true PS2 gem, and is available free to download in Plus.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix brings the definitive version of the Street Fighter II series and sports an unforgettable roster of fighters, redrawn in HD with online multiplayer to boot.

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ThatGameCompany: Journey Takes Its First Steps on PSN in March

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149w ago - Creative Director Jenova Chen at ThatGameCompany has announced today that Journey will be taking its first steps on PSN this coming March.

To quote: As you may know from my recent tweet, the development of our latest PlayStation Network game, Journey, is finally complete. And today, we're very excited to announce the official release date for Journey.

You will be able to download it from the PlayStation Store for $14.99 starting March 13th, 2012. Three years ago, our last game, Flower, was part of the Spring Fever event on PSN, and this year Journey will kick off this year's Spring Fever.

Look for more information on the highlight games and sales of this year's Spring Fever event on the PlayStation.Blog in the coming weeks.

With each game we create, we want to bring something truly unique and authentic to the user. We want our players to experience something they have never felt before. Our first game for PSN was flOw in 2007, a meditative zen video game haiku.

We followed that in 2009 with Flower, our video game version of a poem about the tension between urban bustle and natural serenity. Journey, our third game, is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person's life passage and their intersections with other's.
 

ThatGameCompany Reveals Journey on PSN Begins Spring 2012

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170w ago - Today ThatGameCompany co-founder Jenova Chen has announced that Journey will be hitting PSN during Spring of 2012, with the details as follows:

First of all I would like to thank you for your support during the closed beta for our upcoming game Journey. It was a great success!

For the past few months, we kept getting asked about Journey's release date. Yes, we haven't said anything about our release in a while mainly because we really couldn't tell. And we don't want to throw out a date that we are not sure about, and later disappoint our players.

Fortunately, the online beta went very well, and our continued playtests have given us great feedback on the work we have left to complete. While there is still a ton of care and polish needed, we can't wait to finally deliver Journey, TGC's take on an online adventure game.

Like all our games, Journey is an experiment. In the end, it's what you think that matters. We are happy to announce Journey will be released Spring 2012, so you can experience the adventure for yourself.
 

Video: Journey and PSN Indie Developers at Comic-Con Panel

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178w ago - ThatGameCompany President and co-founder Kellee Santiago has shared some video footage today of Journey and PSN Indie developers at this year's Comic-Con panel below.

To quote: I wanted to share this highlight reel from the panel Jenova Chen and myself were on last week at Comic-Con (it was the first time attending for both of us!). We had a great time interacting with new and old fans, as we also had a playable demo in the main exhibit hall at the Sony PlayStation booth.

We gave away a bunch of Journey t-shirts as well, so if you are one of those people, please show us a photo of you wearing it on our Facebook page - we love when our players represent! And if you weren't able to get a shirt at the show, follow us on [Register or Login to view links] for more chances to win one.





The panel at [Register or Login to view links] was hosted by independent developer, Nathan Vella of Capybara Games, and featured other indie PSN developers Mike Burns, President of [Register or Login to view links] (Sideway), Ulf Anderson, Overkill Software & Co-Creator of Payday, and Vander Caballero, Creative Director of Minority, Inc. (Papo & Yo).

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