Video: There Came an Echo: Voice-controlled Strategy on PS4

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5d ago - Iridium Studios Lead Designer Jason Wishnov shared a video today spotlighting There Came an Echo, a voice-controlled strategy game on PS4.

To quote: Hey, PlayStation fans! Quick backstory: we were making this game, and market research showed us that people who own PS4s like games.

After extensive trend analysis and writing numbers down on paper in the hopes of making it look like we knew basic mathematics, we made the executive decision to bring our title, There Came an Echo, over to the Sony side of town. There's a trailer above, which you should probably watch, but if you didn't, it's okay, we're cool.

There Came an Echo is, if you'll pardon the torrent of hyphens, a voice-controlled squad-based real-time strategy game. You don't play directly as the soldiers in the field, but rather as the tactical commander, issuing strategic orders via headset.

Ever felt annoyed when someone in your earpiece told you what to do in a blockbuster, AAA first-person shooter? Well, now, you're the someone in the earpiece. Some direct influences on the game include X-COM: Enemy Unknown and Tom Clancy's EndWar.





A lot of you might feel a little antsy about voice recognition. And we understand! But we'd...
 

Video: Star Wars Pinball: Droids Table Out 4/29 on PS4, PS3, PS Vita

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5d ago - Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher shared a video today announcing that Star Wars Pinball: Droids Table is officially out on 4/29 for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita platforms with details below.

To quote: Admit it, this is the Star Wars Pinball moment we have all been waiting for - R2-D2 and C-3PO are getting their own pinball table!

As if it couldn't get any better, we are happy to announce Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within will be available for download starting April 29, 2014, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita!

Climb aboard the Jawa's massive Sandcrawler and check out the trailer showing off our Droid duo's pinball debut.





R2-D2 and C-3PO face a myriad of pitfalls including conveyor belts, welding torches, pressing machinery, robotic arms and lava pits!

Your finest pinball skills are required to help our friends escape the Sandcrawler! Beware of Nebit, as he tries to thwart the escape and keep our Droids captive!

May the Force be with you.
 

Video: MixedBag Announces Futuridium EP Deluxe is Coming to PS4

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1w ago - MixedBag Cofounder Mauro Fanelli announced today that Futuridium EP Deluxe is coming to PS4 with details below.

To quote: Just a little over a month ago, we announced that our first game - the crazy fast-and-colourful space shooter, Futuridium - was coming to PS Vita in an all new, exclusive, greatly enhanced and expanded version titled Futuridium EP Deluxe.

And what was one of the first reactions we received from our dear PlayStation.Blog readers? "We want it on PS4, too! And fast!"

Duly noted. We just couldn't ignore such heartfelt appeals, and so after some help from the amazing European PlayStation team - and some wizardry (read: programming and boring stuff) - we can now announce that Futuridium EP Deluxe is coming soon to PS Vita and PS4, exclusively. Here's a little gameplay preview from the big console version:





For the readers not familiar with the game, Futuridium EP Deluxe is a fast, old-school shooter inspired mainly by the 8-bit classic Uridium, with an added hint of Zaxxon. Shake all that up in low-poly graphics, topped by a ton of fullscreen post processing effects, and served ice cold for your cube blasting pleasure.

As a lone...
 

Video: PAX East 2014: See The Evil Within in Action for PS4 & PS3

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1w ago - Bethesda Softworks Global Community Lead Matt Grandstaff posted up a video today spotlighting The Evil Within in action for PS4 and PS3 at PAX East 2014.

To quote: This weekend, evil takes hold of our Bethesda Booth at PAX East in Boston, MA.

Throughout the day, we'll be doing the first North American public demonstrations of The Evil Within - the new survival horror game developed by Shinji Mikami and his Tango Gameworks team based in Tokyo, Japan.

During the demo, the game's main protagonist, Sebastian Castellanos, will square off against one of the game's most terrifying creatures: Boxman.

Be sure to stop by our booth and check out the presentation. And if you happen to dress up with The Evil Within cosplay, we'll reward you with a spot in the front of the line.





Can't make PAX? Be sure to watch our new PAX East trailer for a glimpse of the Boxman boss battle.

Stay tuned for more info on The Evil Within - coming to both PS4 and PS3 on August 26th.
 

Video: Drakengard 3 PS3: Designing an RPG Hero on PlayStation 3

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1w ago - Square Enix Senior Product Manager Sakura Minamida shared a PS3 video today for designing an RPG Hero on PlayStation 3 in Drakengard 3 below.

To quote: Drakengard 3 is drawing ever closer, as we've made evident today by revealing our third and final wave of pre-order bonuses.

If you've already pre-ordered the game, you've got this coming, but if not, you can pre-order today and get six free themes featuring Zero, Mikhail, and the game's four Disciples: Cent, Octa, Decadus, and Dito.

If the game's Intoner Sisters are more your thing, fear not: each Disciple theme actually has three panels in its rotation, one of which showcases them with their Intoner masters. So it's worth pointing out that technically you're getting all the main characters, except One...





Speaking of Intoner sisters, we've also updated the selections of our prequel novella on www.drakengardgame.com to include Two, Three, Four, and Five. While we'll release a few more chapters down the road, the paperback edition included in the Collector's Edition is the only...
 







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