40w ago - XSeed Senior Editor Jessica Chavez has announced today that Way of The Samurai 4 is out on PSN beginning today with a new video trailer below.
To quote: Last time , my colleague Tom introduced you guys to our upcoming release (out today!), Way of the Samurai 4.
He expounded on the back story, the sandbox nature of its gameplay, and a bit of the silliness you will encounter if you take up arms in Amihama.
He tried to warn you. I'm just going to tell you. This game is crazy. Like, if you punch people, eggs fall out crazy.
Way of the Samurai 4 drops players into a period drama populated by Edo-era Japanese citizens, trade-hungry foreigners and hundreds of crates flaunting their breakability. As a masterless samurai, you're free to aid whichever faction vying for dominance in Amihama that you like.
You can choose to support the local government (the Shogunate forces), the isolationists movement (the Prajna), or the diminutive, sweets-obsessed diplomatic envoy from the British. Or you can do what I did and just run around killing everybody.
Whether or not you play by the rules is up to you. With ten endings and a ton of branching story potentials, I highly recommend just trying everything. Everything.
40w ago - NIS America Marketing Coordinator Ryan Phillips confirmed today alongside a fresh video trailer that the new NIS RPG Legasista is coming to PSN tomorrow.
To quote: I hope everyone has been having a great summer! Ryan from NISA here, dropping by to talk about Legasista's release tomorrow exclusively on PlayStation Network!
For those unfamiliar with Legasista, it's an action/survival RPG developed by Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. and System Prisma (ClaDun and ClaDun x2). We wanted to talk a bit more in-depth about some of the game characters, features, and more - so here we go!
First off, I'm sure a lot of you are wondering about the origins of the name Legasista. Well, the name is derived from combining the words legacy and sister.
You see, the main character, Alto, is looking for a way to save his sister, who was turned into a crystal by a curse. He discovers that the artifact that can do it lies in a ruin called the Ivy Tower.
While searching the tower, he meets Melize (an ancient weapon), Leina and Shout (a witch and another ancient weapon that was rebuilt from junk parts), Mimily (a dragon-human hybrid), and Volks (a justice-loving thief).
41w ago - Today Sony's Andy Stewart of the PlayStation Store Team has announced the week 3 deals of the PSN Summer sale below!
To quote: Hello everybody, our third week of the Summer Sale will start tomorrow and this week you will see a big change in the content on offer, with some content requested by the PSN community added in.
I would like to say a big THANK YOU for all your suggestions for games and DLC to go on sale, if your suggestions are not in this week hopefully they will be there in the not too distant future. Sadly, I can't get all the deals requested but I did secure some - I hope you enjoy them.
Also note that at the end of this blog post I have added the deals which finish on the 15th August, so get them before they are gone!
And don't forget! We have our 7 Deals of Summer running with four-day offers on some great games - head over to the PlayStation Store to check what our deal of the day is.
Was - €24.99/£19.99 Now - €17.99/£13.99
Alpha Mission II
Was - €8.99/£7.29 Now - €4.49/£3.69
Art of Fighting
Was - €8.99/£7.29 Now - €4.49/£3.69
41w ago - Valve Software's Brian Levinthal has confirmed today that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is coming to PSN on August 21, 2012.
Below are the details, to quote: Since 1999, Counter-Strike has been the standard-bearer for first-person shooters.
The driving force behind competitive e-sports, Counter-Strike has showcased the talents of the most skilled FPS players around the world. Beginning August 21st, the classic action is available on PSN.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive brings the industry's leading team-based action gameplay and adds new weapons, dramatically improved visual effects, and a skill-based matchmaking system to provide all players with a competitive and engaging experience.
Developing for PlayStation 3 gave us a great opportunity to take advantage of the unique qualities of the platform. For example, we're supporting a wide range of input devices including the PlayStation Move, PlayStation Move sharp shooter, and even keyboard and mouse.
Naturally, support for these devices means that different players in the same match might be using different controllers. Players using mouse and keyboard might end up playing against players using a joystick or motion controls.
41w ago - Robomodo President Josh Tsui has announced today that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is grinding onto PSN this August 28th.
To quote: Finally, we can talk about Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD for PS3.
We are so grateful for everyone's patience on this, and we want to make sure you all know that everyone at Robomodo and Activision has been busting their butts to get it out there.
Now we can safely announce that after a lot of hard work, sweating and some crying (just a little), the game will be released August 28th on PSN in North America.
Game development is probably the hardest form of entertainment to put together, and making sure a game plays well across different machines is way tougher than anyone can imagine.
If there was a "Make PS3" button, we would've been tempted to hit that a long time ago. But we wanted to take the time to fix a few things and make sure that the PS3 experience is everything it can be.
The wait has been excruciating for us. We know that the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series has historically been very tightly tied to PlayStation consoles. For me, it was a key game in my career. In 1999 I had just left my first game development job, so I and a few others broke off and started a new studio.