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Video: Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness is Out Today on PS3

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41w ago - NIS America Marketing Coordinator David Alonzo announced alongside a video trailer below that Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness is out today on PS3.

To quote: Dood. This is your friend David from NIS America, and let me tell you, as a friend, that you might need to sit down for this. Breathe deep. Focus.

Process these words that are hitting your eyeballs and shooting through your synapses: the latest installment of the fan-favorite strategy RPG series, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, is out today. Only for PS3, both in stores and as a Day 1 Digital download on PSN! Still breathing? Okay, good. Let's get into it, dood.

If you don't already know, Disgaea D2 follows Laharl, Etna, and Flonne in a whole new adventure. And I'll tell you what, they're looking pretty good in their fancy new HD sprite duds! With the characters looking sleeker, the gameplay's been updated to match as well.





We've made tweaks to character customization and added a bunch of new systems so you can blast through battles and the Item World and show everyone who's Overlord in your own customized style.

Mount humanoids on monsters to perform massive attacks; engage the Master/Pupil system to get stat boosts, master weapons,...
 

Beyond: Two Souls on PlayStation 3: It's Not Another Heavy Rain

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42w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements shared a fresh video today announcing that Beyond: Two Souls on PlayStation 3 is not another Heavy Rain.

To quote: At first glance, Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain seem to have more in common than not. Both games focus on intricate narratives and deep character development, highlighted by cutting-edge performance capture and dazzling digital sets.

But on closer examination, Beyond: Two Souls, which launches exclusively for PS3 on October 8th, is a wholly unique creation with no obvious analogue.

For one, its sweeping story focuses on one character instead of four. Beyond: Two Souls spans an entire lifetime as it follows the trials of protagonist Jodie Holmes (Ellen Page) and her constant companion, Aiden - an invisible entity with incredible powers. For another, it features a radically different, more direct play style compared to Heavy Rain.

In our new interview, [Register or Login to view links] co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere discusses the differences between the team's two latest projects, and the daunting scope of the story. Listen in for his insight on the game design process, and how Quantic Dream infused player-driven choices into a story-driven experience.



 

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is Coming to PS3, PS4 and PS Vita in 2014

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42w ago - WayForward Creative Director Matt Bozon confirmed that Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is coming to PS3, PS4 and PS Vita platforms in 2014.

To quote: Next year, [Register or Login to view links] is bringing the highly animated action adventure series [Register or Login to view links] to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita in the form of a brand new game: [Register or Login to view links]!

Since there's a good chance you're hearing about Shantae for the first time, here's a bit of background. Shantae is the name of the half-genie main character who carves through enemies with her destructive ponytail, and belly dances to transform into mythological creatures, animals, swords... and well, pretty much anything. There aren't many games that include the art of sensual dance as a main game mechanic, but Shantae pulls it off nicely.

The gameplay is best compared to Super Metroid or Castlevania Symphony of the Night, but with the visual styling of WayForward's own Ducktales: Remastered. WayForward puts its traditional feature film style animation in the front row along side rock solid gameplay, which has its roots firmly planted in the 8 and 16 bit era of classic gaming. WayForward's engine moves the...
 

Video: The Last of Us: Outbreak Day and Alternate Ending on PS3

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43w ago - Naughty Dog Creative Director Neil Druckmann posted up a video today spotlighting The Last of Us: Outbreak Day and an alternate ending on PS3 below.

To quote: So today is September 26th, 2013. That's a special date for us. It's the day the Cordyceps outbreak hit critical mass in the world of The Last of Us.

We at Naughty Dog are celebrating by sharing some crazy tweets in regards to the outbreak. Join us in describing your experience (real or not) of how you'd survive the pandemic.

Tweet with the hashtag [Register or Login to view links]. We'll be retweeting the most creative tweets throughout the day.

To further celebrate the occasion, we have something fun we've been dying to share with you. It is our honor to show you the "alternate" ending for the game - with a slight twist.

We originally only showed this video at this year's PAX Prime, but now it's time for everyone to see it. We think you'll enjoy it.





Come back tomorrow when we'll reveal more info about our DLC plans (including some additions to the Season Pass). In the meantime, do your best to stay alive over the next 24 hours. Endure and survive!
 

Video: Meet the Cast of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag on PS3 / PS4

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43w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani shared a video today introducing the cast of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag which is coming to both PS3 and PS4 platforms.

To quote: We're introducing a full crew of rowdy yet realistic buccaneers, privateers and straight-up pirates in Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, so we figured you would benefit from a little face-time with the roughest of them.

And who better to cry them out for you than Captain Edward Kenway himself, played by the talented [Register or Login to view links].

Widely renowned for his incredible charisma and mercurial temper, Captain Edward Kenway is joined by his Quartermaster and closest ally Adewale (played by [Register or Login to view links].

The pair will quickly find themselves thrown in with the likes of the wiley and terrifying Edward "Blackbeard" Thatch, the gentlemanly yet morally grey Benjamin Hornigold and the downright jolly Stede Bonnet.




Meanwhile, the dauntless privateer Woodes Rogers seeks to eliminate the encroaching pirate threat festering in Nassau. But first, he'll have to contend with the wicked and merciless cut-throat Charles Vane (played by [Register or Login to view links]
 
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