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Sony Announces Tales of Xillia 2 Exclusively on PlayStation 3 in 2014

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68w ago - Tales Franchise Producer Hideo Baba announced today that Tales of Xillia 2 is coming exclusively on PlayStation 3 in 2014!

To quote: This is Hideo Baba, producer for the Tales of series for Namco Bandai Games Studios.

I am very excited to announce to all of our Western fans on behalf of the entire Tales of team that we will be localizing Tales of Xillia 2 exclusively on PlayStation 3 in 2014.

Over the past year I have had the opportunity to meet with more and more Tales of fans by attending consumer events throughout North America and Europe.

I would like to thank you all for being such loyal fans of the series and for helping spread the word for the series to other gamers across the Internet.

Tales of Xillia 2 will build upon the world and lore of Tales of Xillia, available on August 6th, 2013. The game's story is set a year after the climactic end of Tales of Xillia and will revolve around Ludger Kresnik, a run-of-the-mill man who lives with his brother and cat, and Elle Marta, a young and dependable girl who Ludger meets by chance.

The main theme for Tales of Xillia 2 is "choice" and that theme is deeply engrained into not only the storyline, but in the gameplay mechanics as well. Throughout the game the player will have to make decisions...
 

Tales of Xillia Interview: Hideo Baba on the Return of an RPG Giant

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68w ago - Sony Contributing Editor Roland Fauster shared an interview today on Tales of Xillia with Hideo Baba on the return of an RPG giant.

Below are the details, as follows: Hi there RPG fans! 2013 has now silently swapped into its second half but beware - before the end of the year there are all manner of great new games lined up that have the potential to blow our minds.

Case in point - acclaimed JRPG Tales of Xillia, which [Register or Login to view links] is finally bringing to western shores after two years of waiting.

With the release now only a few weeks away, we caught up with the game's producer Hideo Baba and asked him to tell us all there is to know about this latest installment in the Tales franchise.

Can you describe the core concept behind the Tales games for any players who are not familiar with the series?

Hideo Baba: I would like to say that the key concept in the Tales series is that it is an RPG that is set in a fantasy world describing the growth of the hero, heroine and other main characters.

We always put a key theme and message in the storyline to convey to players through the gameplay and would like players to feel encouraged and moved, which leads them to take the first step towards a new...
 

Telltale Games: The Walking Dead: 400 Days Out on PS3 Today

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69w ago - Telltale Games Community Lead Laura Perusco announced that The Walking Dead: 400 Days is officially out on PS3 via PSN today!

To quote: If you were poking around online yesterday, chances are you might have seen our LATE BREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT from Telltale Games that The Walking Dead: 400 Days is officially headed to PlayStation Network on PlayStation 3.... TODAY!

This special DLC episode features five short stories set during the first 400 Days of the undead apocalypse, giving you a unique perspective on the world seen in Season One of the series. 400 Days will also take into consideration the choices made during your play-through of the first five episodes, effecting certain aspects of your play through of the DLC.

On top of that, the choices you make in 400 Days will also have an effect on the upcoming Season Two of the series, coming later this Fall!
 
If you've never played the series, we also have some more great news... Starting today, The Walking Dead: Episode One - A New Day will be FREE FOR DOWNLOAD on PlayStation Network for a limited time!

This is especially good news if you're interested in checking out this latest episode, since you'll need to at least have Episode One of the series on your hard drive in order to purchase The Walking Dead: 400...
 

Video: Telltale's Poker Night 2 Goes All-In: New Characters Arrive

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79w ago - Telltale Games Producer Adam Sarasohn announced today news of new characters including Brock Samson, Ash, Claptrap, GLaDOS, and more in Poker Night 2 alongside a video below.

To quote: You may be familiar with Telltale's episodic games like [Register or Login to view links] or the recently announced series [Register or Login to view links], but I'm here today to discuss the latest game that we've been working on – Telltale Games' Poker Night 2.

We got some of the best characters from film, television and video games to sit down at our table to play a few hands of Hold 'Em and Omaha.

On top of that, the game is bursting with unlockable content: you can unlock new decks, chips and felts, which can cause the Inventory (the venue for the game's chicanery) to take on a whole new look. You'll even unlock items outside of the game.

But first, let's talk about the characters you'll be facing at the table. To your immediate left looms Brock Samson, the (former) bodyguard to the Venture Family from Adult Swim's Venture Bros. This guy just oozes cool, but don't think about stealing his chips, because he has a license to kill and he's not afraid to use it.

He literally plays his cards close...
 

Sony Announces Divekick: A Tale of Two Buttons for PSN and PS Vita

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81w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Justin Massongill has announced today that Divekick: A Tale of Two Buttons is coming for both PS3 via PSN and PS Vita consoles.

To quote: If you follow the fighting game community, you probably already know all about Divekick. If not, take a moment to read this intro post from Iron Galaxy to get up to speed.

Talk of Divekick at GDC last week was impossible to ignore, but how does it actually play? The game's minimalist design invites skepticism, but rest assured: this is a deeper, more addictive experience that you might imagine.

Divekick shrugs off the fighting game genre's longstanding barriers, creating a sleek, streamlined competitive experience - it's the primordial essence of what makes fighting games fun.

This is a game about outsmarting and outmaneuvering your opponent. Gone are complex input commands, phalangeal acrobatics, and superhuman timing windows. There are only two buttons: Dive and Kick. You won't be using the D-pad or analog stick. You can't block.

You can't even move... at least, not traditionally. To advance towards your opponent you tap Dive (a vertical leap), then Kick to propel your fighter feet-first.

A tap of the Kick button while on the ground results an evasive hop backward. Connecting...
 
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