3w ago - XGen Studios CEO and Founder Skye Boyes confirmed that Super Motherload PS4 is officially out today on PlayStation 4.
To quote: With the launch of Super Motherload and PS4 today, we count ourselves lucky to be among the small number of indie games available at launch, helping to make good on Sony's promise to support innovation from small teams.
What we don't push in polygons, we hope to make up in truly social gameplay experiences that keep drawing you back. For the next puzzle, the next Special Upgrade, and of course your next grudge-match against pals.
One unique PS4 feature we didn't have space to mention in our last post is Super Motherload's use of the Activity Feed. As certain events unfold in Super Motherload, such as the untimely and permanent death of your hard-won upgraded character at the hands of fuel depletion in Hardcore mode, the activity feed will broadcast notification of your controller-hurtling rage to your friends on PSN. Other, more celebratory activity feed posts include the acquisition of Special Abilities and Character Unlocks.
There has also been quite a bit of interest in the soundtrack for Super Motherload since our last post. We're pleased to announce that we've decided to stream the entire soundtrack on YouTube for free (with digital download...
3w ago - Sony Game Director Mark Cerny confirmed alongside some new videos that Knack is out today for PS4 / PlayStation 4.
To quote: PlayStation 4 launches; you might say that "next gen" has officially become "current gen"! Game creators have been hard at work, and I think game players have a lot to look forward to.
One of the launch titles is of course Knack, the game that I and the internal Japan Studio have been hard at work on for the last three and a half years. I love character action games, and over the years I've helped create a number of them, including Crash Bandicoot on the original PlayStation, and Jak and Daxter and Ratchet & Clank on PS2.
Our goal on this project was to bring back that kind of classic gameplay, but with a next-gen twist. Knack has the ability to pick up pieces of the environment and grow larger, so over the course of a level he can grow from a three foot tall "mascot" type character to a thirty foot tall rampaging monster.
This is a kind of gameplay I'd never tried to create before, it gives a very unique feel from the game. We've also focused on the narrative that drives the action - there is a full CGI film worth of story embedded in the game.
4w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Paul Sullivan confirmed that Bloodred Wyvern is out this week on PlayStation Mobile.
To quote: Every Tuesday, new games, apps, and updates are added to PlayStation Mobile. Bloodred Wyvern, Decision, Earth Assault, and Re:marriage were released this week. We also have an update to Monster Hotel.
Bloodred Wyvern by Mukagosoftware Development ($0.99)
Bloodred Wyvern is an arcade style third-person rail shooter game. Fly your wyvern and take on enemies throughout nine intense and action packed levels.
Earth Assault by Carlos Barcenas-Portillo ($5.49)
Earth Assault is a shoot 'em up game which brings back that old-school feeling. The game features slick sound effects and background music and classic gameplay. Earth is under attack by hundreds of extraterrestrial troops who want to take control of Earth and eliminate all human life. Your mission is to combat the aliens to protect humanity and save the planet.
Decision by Naoya Ishizaki ($0.49)
Use your craft to take out as many enemies as possible, within the time limit. Get rewards to either give yourself more abilities, or increase the amount of time that you have to finish a level. Enjoy over 50 levels and lots of unique...
4w ago - NIS America Marketing Coordinator David Alonzo confirmed that The Guided Fate Paradox is out today on PS3 with details below.
To quote: Hey, doods! Your humble Prinny David from NIS America again, and I'm here to ask: are you prepared? Have you made peace with your social life?
Because The Guided Fate Paradox is finally upon us - out in stores today and on PlayStation Store. Now then, gather ye 'round, that we may bear witness to the glory that is this story-based roguelike!
In The Guided Fate Paradox, Renya Kagurazaka is an ordinary high school student who wins a mall lottery and becomes a god! Guided by an angel named Lilliel, he learns that a god's job isn't just sitting around in the clouds.
He must help people (And mermaids, and zombies...) by guiding them to their proper fates - a task that can only be done in the Copy World, which renders each person's fate into a different, randomly-generated dungeon. There, Renya can lay a hammer of judgment down on the aberrations holding these folks back from their fates.
And you don't just have hammers, either. You've got tank treads, a Prinny hat, electric plug hands there are hundreds of items you can equip, each with their own unique "Divine Skill" attached, which will help you blast your way through these dungeons....
4w ago - Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher confirmed that CastleStorm is out today on PS3 and PS Vita platforms.
To quote: If you like building castles, destroying castles, knights, vikings, war, weapons, spells, troops, multiplayer, PS3, PS Vita, cross buy, well... CastleStorm is your game! CastleStorm launches today for both PS3 and PS Vita.
For those of you getting ready to play later today, we thought it would be nice to give you some tips on using the ballista, the primary weapon mounted just above your castle's gate.
Starting out, you'll utilize the low-powered, quick-spawning javelin, while the vikings fire harpoons. As the game progresses, you'll unlock more projectiles for your arsenal and upgrade these with gold you earn during missions.
The javelins and harpoons have the shortest regeneration period and will be your best asset in early levels. Getting five kills at once activates a shooting frenzy, which means you can shoot all projectiles in rapid succession for a few seconds. No regeneration period means you can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time, so don't hesitate to fire away.
While javelins are meant for targeting specific enemies on the ground, the Knights' Apple Grenade can either be used to take out a cluster of oncoming enemies,...