8w ago - Thekla Inc President Jonathan Blow shared some fresh PS4 details today of the very big world of The Witness on PlayStation 4.
To quote: It has been a while since we made a post on PlayStation.Blog, so I thought I would give an update about what we are working on.
The Witness takes place on an island full of puzzles. The island is an open world; you can go anywhere you want, and the game does not try to force you into a linear path.
For the past couple of years, we have had the island mostly built in a gameplay sense, and we were trying it out, moving things around, developing location concepts, tweaking puzzles. At this point, most of that stuff is figured out, so we are now going through all the areas of the island and detailing them.
What we learned in this process is that the island is in fact very big, for a place where you carefully visit every location during gameplay! Correspondingly, for a small independent team like ours, detailing this huge space is a lot of work!
9w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani is here with some fresh video footage of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag: Aveline alongside the PS3 DLC details below.
To quote: We've got a bunch of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag announcements for you this week, PlayStation Assassins! Let's get right to it with the announcement of our single-player DLC: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag: Freedom Cry.
Over the course of AC4, you will get to know the Jackdaw's Quartermaster Adewale very well... but in the upcoming downloadable episode Freedom Cry, you will lead him from despair to victory! Captain Edward Kenway knows Adewale to be a trusty and capable deck officer, but what mysterious circumstances led him to the brash and brutal life of a pirate?
You'll get a peek in AC4, but you'll get the full story - along with what comes after - in Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag: Freedom Cry.
This forthcoming DLC episode in the saga of AC4 will deliver the following features:
• An Imposing Assassin: In addition to being an exceptional sailor and pirate, Adewale has become the master of several types of melee weaponry and commands the will to use them.
• Fight Slavery in 18th Century Haiti: Journey...
9w ago - Sony Producer Kumi Yuasa shared details and a video today spotlighting Destiny of Spirits on PlayStation Vita below.
To quote: In Destiny of Spirits, building powerful spirits and working cooperatively with other users will be the key to progress successfully in the game.
If you haven't heard of Destiny of Spirits yet, it is a free-to-play, location-based, social strategy game for the PlayStation Vita. Players from around the world work cooperatively in turn-based, RPG style action to battle fierce Chaos spirits.
Today, I'd like to talk about summoning, merging and renting supporter spirits as well as items that can be used to help maximize your game progress.
Spirit Points, Summoning Stones and Destiny Orbs
This world contains three types of magical substances to earn and collect: Spirit Points, Summoning Stones, and Destiny Orbs.
• Spirit Points are mainly used to merge and rent Spirits from other Spirit Masters around the world.
• Summoning Stones are mainly used to summon Spirits to add to your collection.
• Destiny Orbs are the most powerful magical substance in this world, and they aren't easy to come by. You can obtain powerful Spirits...
10w ago - Following up on their previous PlayStation 3 Firmware update, today Sony European Product Manager Clare Sandford announced that PS3 System Software Update v4.50 is incoming with details below.
11w ago - 8-4 Ltd Executive Director Mark MacDonald introduced Mighty No. 9 for PlayStation 3 today with details below.
To quote: What are you gonna be doing come Spring of 2015? No plans yet? Well here's one appointment to put on your calendar a bit early: Mighty No. 9!
Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game coming to the PlayStation 3 (and maybe PS4 and even Vita! But more on that later...) that harkens back to the best aspects of the old 8- and 16-bit classics many of us grew up with, only evolved and transformed into something only possible today.
As the titular hero (known as Beck), you'll need to run, jump, and blast your way through your fellow Mighty Number robots, stealing their powers to fuel your unique skill to transform your body into new shapes for added abilities!
Maybe your limbs could become giant magnets, enabling you to walk up walls or rip away enemy shields... Or maybe extendible spring-loaded hands would let you to activate far-away switches or work as a grappling hook...
Or a tank-like body might let you easily cross over spikes or push objects around the levels... These are just a few possibilities we're considering (the game is still in the design phase), but you get the idea!