TowerFall Ascension PS4 is Coming to PlayStation 4 on March 11th

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8w ago - Matt Makes Games Inc Indie Game Developer Matt Thorson announced today that TowerFall Ascension PS4 is coming to PlayStation 4 on March 11th, 2014.

Below are the details and a video trailer, to quote: TowerFall Ascension is finally nearing release on PS4. I've been getting tons of tweets and emails imploring me for a release date, and I'm super excited to announce that the game will be available on PlayStation Store March 11th in North America. We're still ironing out the details for Europe, but it shouldn't be far behind.

For the uninitiated, TowerFall Ascension is a 4-player archery combat platformer. It's a competitive party game inspired by classics from the glory days of local multiplayer. You'll get plenty of chaos, close calls, and comebacks. Be sure to have a few friends (or enemies) handy when you download it. Gloating is encouraged and noise complaints just mean you're playing it right.





Hands-on footage of TowerFall Ascension, courtesy of hojjoshMC.

If you've played the original TowerFall you know that at its core, the game is about intense 4-­player battles. In Ascension there are 50 new Versus arenas to fight on, for a total of 120 unique...
 

Helldivers Hitting PS4, PS3 and PS Vita: 5 Things You Need to Know

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8w ago - Arrowhead Game Studios CEO and Game Director Johan Pilestedt announced today that Helldivers is hitting PS4, PS3 and PS Vita later this year with 5 things fans need to know below!

To quote: Hey there, Johan from Arrowhead here. I'm excited to give you an update on how Helldivers is coming along since our announcement at Gamescom in August. For those of you who haven't seen much of the game - Helldivers is a top-down, twin stick shooter set in a dystopian world, coming to PS4, PS3 and PS Vita this year.

As a part of an elite fighting force "The Helldivers," you battle for humanity against 3 formidable alien races, protecting the inhabitants of Super Earth from the ugly realities of intergalactic warfare. But how did this ugly war begin? Hmm...

Intergalactic Campaign

Helldivers is all about team work, the entire community wages a intergalactic war played out over 4-6 weeks (we are still tweaking the exact time frame), every victory and every defeat impacts the war which can be either won or lost, depending on the efforts of you - the community.

Whether you're cooperating with your 2-4 person squad or fighting steadfastly alone, you choose the mission that matches your capabilities. Rise through the ranks and earn new weapons and perks or save entire planets...
 

PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 1.61 Arrives, Details

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8w ago - Following up on their previous PlayStation 4 update, today Sony has released PS4 System Software / Firmware Update 1.61 with the changes detailed below.

Download: PS4 Firmware 1.61 Update (US) / PS4 Firmware 1.61 Update (EU) / PS4 Firmware 1.61 Update (AU/NZ) / PS4 Firmware 1.61 Update (JP)

From Chris Owen, to quote: PS4 firmware v1.61 is now live (mandatory) and provides general enhancements to the PS4 system’s stability.

It's a very minor update fixing mainly back end stuff.

PlayStation 4 System Software Update Version 1.60/1.61 Changelog:


 

Standalone Edition of Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry Launches Today

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8w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani announced that the Standalone Edition of Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry launches today on both PS4 and PS4 platforms with details below.

To quote: Get ready to fight for the liberation of the West Indies in Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry, available as a stand-alone downloadable game on PS3 and PS4 today!

Set in 18th century Haiti, Freedom Cry tells the story of Adéwalé, a slave-turned-assassin fighting to liberate the Maroon slave community and bring justice to the oppressed colony of Port au Prince.

Plunged into a conflict of deep personal significance, Adéwalé leads the charge of a resistance set on bringing the slave trade to its knees. To get a brief glimpse at Adéwalé's quest, be sure to check out our latest gameplay walkthrough, led by Freedom Cry's mission director Hugo Giard.
 




You can download Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry as a stand-alone game on PS3 and PS4 for $14.99 starting today. For those who have yet to play any game in the Assassin's Creed franchise, Freedom Cry represents a great opportunity to step into the epic saga.

For more on Assassin's Creed Freedom Cry, be sure to head on over to AssassinsCreed.com.
 

Redbox Instant on PS4: What Do You Want to Stream?

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8w ago - Redbox Product Manager Sean Bordenave invites PlayStation fans to share feedback today on what you would like to stream via Redbox Instant on PS4.

To quote: Hi PlayStation community! Since we launched the Redbox Instant by Verizon app on PS3 and PS4 late last year, we've noticed that the PlayStation community is one of the most engaged groups of movie lovers we've ever seen!

To show our appreciation and to make sure you're getting the best possible experience with our service, we want you to tell us what types of movies you want to stream most on your PS3 or PS4.

Our next update to Redbox Instant by Verizon's The Playlist collection will go live on your PS3 and PS4 systems Tuesday, February 25th. While we have a ton of ideas for the movies we want to feature, we want to let you drive the decision and put our team to work to find the best movies for you.

Place your vote now through Sunday, February 23rd, and we'll come back to you on Monday with the winning Playlist theme and the movies that come with it on the following Monday!

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll HERE.

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