Injustice for All: Ed Boon Shares Vision for DC Fighter

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92w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has interviewed Creative Director Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios on DC Fighter today!

Below is the interview, to quote: During EVO 2012, I got a rare opportunity to chat with Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat and creative director for Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Though NetherRealm Studios' latest title wasn't playable at the show, Boon walked me through his vision for the DC-themed fighter, his overall plans for NetherRealm Studios, and some key changes he's bringing to the fighting game formula.

PlayStation.Blog: It strikes me that Superman looks awfully aggressive in Injustice. His cape is torn, he looks upset. What's up with Supe?

Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios: We haven't released many details on the story... but I can say that it's very observant of you. Our Superman isn't quite the same Superman that you grew up with.

We definitely want to give a more contemporary, NetherRealms spin to the character, and he plays a big part in the story. People will definitely be surprised by this rendition of Superman. We'll be revealing more details with Comic-con, PAX, Gamescom, and so forth.

PSB: Superman, for me, has never...
 

Escape Plan: The Asylum DLC Hits PSN Today for Just 25 Cents

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97w ago - Fun Bits Interactive Team Lead Chris Millar has announced that Escape Plan: The Asylum DLC hits PSN today for just 25 cents!

To quote: It's an insane time for Escape Plan, as we have a ton of new content launching for everyone this week: The Asylum DLC arrives for just 2 25 cents, Patch 1.02 goes live, five free Avatars are coming for PS Plus members and the Escape Plan Demo will be available for all PS Vita players - all with today's PS Store publish!

Since launch, our fans have chipped in to provide feedback and thoughts on Escape Plan. All of these little nuggets of advice and tips have helped us to improve and change the overall experience, and so for a limited time, we're giving back to fans by dropping The Asylum DLC from $4.99 to a just a handful of change - $0.25, to be exact.

The gameplay of The Asylum picks up right where Lil and Laarg left off at the end of Escape Plan. Lil and Laarg travel through a sewer pipe, only to find themselves in Bakuki's Asylum. This latest conundrum is filled with padded walls, shocking minions, gruesome blades of mass destruction and even more helpless sheep.

The Asylum delivers a ton of crazy content, including the Lil and Laarg Dressing Room where fans can check out the God and Luchadore Super Pack costumes, with the Poindexter...
 

JustInCaseGames Arrives, Offers Video Game Cases and Manuals!

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188w ago - A few months ago Forum member tripellex posted a debate on what to do with a plethora of video game cases he acquired, and today he has unveiled www.JustInCaseGames.com!

Here is what he has to say about his new Web site, to quote:

I'd like to invite all of you to join us at Just In Case, the Web's premiere place for original, factory replacement game cases and manuals! We carry original, OEM cases and manuals for PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox/Xbox 360, GameCube game, and more!

Our prices are extremely competitive, and far below sellers on eBay and other auction sites. Our server is SSL-enabled for your safety and security, and we utilize both PayPal and Google Checkout for fast, friendly checkout!

If you have ever lost or broken a case and need a replacement for a specific game, come visit us! As a special bonus, the first 100 PS3 News members who purchase any of our cases can use the code PS3NEWS10 and receive 25% off their first purchase of $5 or more (limit 1 per customer).

We also offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $20! Visit us today!
 

Video: DeathSpank Delivers Justice to PS3 on PSN Tomorrow

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197w ago - DeathSpank Designer Chris Mitchell has confirmed alongside a video trailer that DeathSpank will be delivering justice to Sony's PS3 on PSN tomorrow.

To quote: Hey everybody this is Darren Evenson and Chris Mitchell from Hothead Games. We're here to talk about combat in DeathSpank.

In case you don't know already, DeathSpank is an action-RPG mixed with adventure gameplay.

A lot of people are saying it is like Diablo meets Monkey Island which is appropriate because Ron Gilbert, the co-creator of Monkey Island, was the Creative Director for the game. The quick summary is that the game has a ton of action, a ton of loot and is as funny as hell.

An early design goal for combat was that it needed to be approachable but with surprising depth. Gamers had to be able to pick up the game and figure it out immediately but make little discoveries as they continued to play.





The first thing players use are mortal weapons. This large collection of blunt objects and sharp things do physical damage to enemies. They're an effective and satisfying way to smash enemies or put holes in them.
 

WipEout, PlayStation Minis & Just Cause 2 Hits PlayStation Home

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198w ago - Sony Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has revealed today that WipEout, a PlayStation Minis Event, Just Cause 2 and Sodium updates are all included in this weeks PlayStation Home content.

To quote: WipEout - one of PlayStation's most celebrated and longest-running franchises - turns 15 this year. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're launching the WipEout Museum - a brand new space stuffed to the brim with games based upon this critically-acclaimed series of hypersonic, futuristic racers.

In other news, we'll be opening the doors of the new Observatory space this Thursday, July 8th, for the PlayStation minis event. Challenge your friends to a battle of wits, memory, and luck over a board consisting of a grid of glowing tiles.

Flip the tiles over to reveal a variety of minis images; reveal two matching tiles to score a point. To keep things interesting, we've riddled the board with random tiles hiding bonuses and traps (such as a tile that steals points from your opponent).

You can even hide traps of your own, weakening your opponent and securing the spoils (which, of course, come in the form of a highly-collectible reward). Elsewhere in the Observatory you will find the pool-esque FreezeBall game, which rounds out the exclusive PlayStation minis...
 







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