Video: Sound Shapes: PlayStation 4, PS4 DLC, and Art Packs

50°
21w ago - Sony Santa Monica Senior Producer Zach Wood shared a video today detailing Sound Shapes on PlayStation 4, PS4 DLC and Art Packs below.

To quote: Okay, this is a big one. Are you ready? Here we go.

So you probably saw the PS4 launch last week - pretty exciting, right!? Did you get one? Lucky lucky if you did.

We've been playing with the PlayStation 4 for a while, because we've been preparing Sound Shapes for this screaming fast new machine. Sound Shapes doesn't exactly push the hardware, but it sure looks sweet!

We've also added new functionality with DualShock 4′s touchpad, light bar, and speakers. It also takes advantage of PS4′s social features, like the new Share button that allows you to easily livestream your game with friends and share vids of your levels.





With all these improvements, this is a great time to pick up Sound Shapes (we're impressed with your monk-like patience if you haven't). If you're already one of our thousands of supporters, we have great news... The PS4 version of Sound Shapes is free for you!

That's right, everyone who's already purchased the game from PSN for PS3 or PS Vita also gets it for PS4 (isn't Cross-Buy great?). The flip is...
 

Video: Destiny Box Art, Beta Coming, New Trailer Takes Us to the Moon

50°
28w ago - Bungie Community Manager DeeJ announced that the Destiny beta is coming alongside unveiling the new PS3 / PS4 box art and a new trailer below which takes fans to the moon.

To quote: Hey, PlayStation Nation. We give you the first glimpse at Destiny's box art.

Today, we've got a new trailer for you to check out, and an announcement we're really excited about: the Destiny Beta! Before you rush off, watch our new trailer, featuring a destination we're super excited about... the Moon!

The fight to take back all that has been lost begins here. Only we can decide our Destiny. Only we can Become Legend.

To be one of the first gamers to play Destiny, all you have to do is pre-order a copy of Destiny at a participating retailer.





Check out http://www.destinythegame.com/beta for details.
 

Sony Q&A on The Art of God of War: Ascension for PlayStation 3

50°
30w ago - Sony Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman shared a Q&A today on The Art of God of War: Ascension for PlayStation 3 below.

To quote: In conjunction with our talented friends at Section Studios, we are proud to present The Art of God of War: Ascension.

At 400 pages, it will redefine what we come to expect from an "art of" book. This is the art book every God of War fan will remember. Click here to buy on Amazon, or learn more at GodOfWar.com.

I sat down with Senior Concept Artist Eric Ryan to discuss his work on one of the Monsters of Ascension, and a bit left on the cutting room floor. All images featured here and hundreds more can be seen in the The Art of God of War: Ascension book.

• Click here to see the full gallery.

Sony Santa Monica: Tell us a bit about your journey as a concept artist here at Sony Santa Monica and time with God of War.

Eric Ryan: Hey I'm Eric Ryan, Senior...
 

The Last of Us Art Prints Out, Development Series Episode 6 Debuted

50°
31w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli announced today that The Last of Us art prints are out now alongside debuting their PS3 development Series Episode 6 video below.

To quote: The amount of work and artistry that went into the concept art behind The Last of Us is remarkable.

We wanted to celebrate the hard work our concept art team puts into their pieces, and our last episode in The Last of Us Development Series does just that.

If you haven't beaten the campaign yet, hold off on watching the video, as it has some spoilers. Enjoy.





If you didn't watch the first five videos in the series, be sure to check those out over on the Naughty Dog YouTube channel.

With the reveal of this final video in the series, we're pleased to announce that select art print pieces from our ultra-talented corps of artists can now be purchased via Cook and Becker's Web site.

The art prints are museum-grade, Certified Art Giclees, and are meant to showcase the visual design of The Last of Us in the best possible quality.

All prints have been extensively proofed by both the...
 

Video: Final Fantasy X/X-2: SD vs HD, Pre-Order for Art Book Edition

400°
40w ago - Square Enix Marketing Coordinator Luke Icenhower posted up a video comparison today on Final Fantasy X/X-2: SD vs HD alongside pre-order details for the Art Book Edition below!

To quote: Hey everybody! I know you're all excited about FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster, so it brings me great joy to announce that, in very limited quantities, those who pre-order the game on PlayStation 3 for $39.99 will receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition art book package!

I'll go ahead and wait for you to stop jumping up and down or tweeting your friends.

Now on to the fun part! We're offering you several pieces of original concept art from the early development phases of FINAL FANTASY X and X-2 over ten years ago, lovingly bound in a beautiful 24-page art book package. I mean, just look at that thing! It's so gorgeous...





But that's not all! We've also gathered quotes and commentary from several of the original development team members, including a special message to you, the fans, from Producer Yoshinori Kitase himself!

In case you're not in the know, FINAL FANTASY X|X-2 HD Remaster will be available...