Video: First Look: Behind the Terror of Alien: Isolation on PS4

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3w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman shared a first look behind the terror today of Alien: Isolation on PS4 and PS3 consoles alongside a video and interview below.

To quote: Alone, unprepared, and unarmed, Amanda Ripley is forced to match wits with death itself in Alien: Isolation.

The Creative Assembly's deeply immersive and fanatically detailed survival-horror game returns to the roots of the Alien film franchise - no pulse rifles or space marines here, just you, your wits, and the galaxy's most feared predator.

To better understand the "lo-fi sci-fi" origin of Alien: Isolation on PS3 and PS4, we asked Creative Lead Alistair Hope for insight into the team's development process. From design philosophies to the technical possibilities of PS4, Hope reveals a host of insights on the development of Alien: Isolation.

Watch our new video interview, read our Q&A with Alistair, and leave your questions in the comments!

PlayStation.Blog: So far, Isolation's concept seems to be an intimate one, with Amanda Ripley squaring off against a single Alien. What gave you the inspiration to take the "back to basics" approach?

Alistair Hope: From the start we wanted to make a game that took the player back to the roots of the series - back to Ridley...
 

Celebrate God of War: Ascension's PS3 Anniversary with New Gifts

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3w ago - Today Community Spokesperson Aaron Kaufman invites PS3 fans to celebrate God of War: Ascension's PlayStation 3 anniversary with new gifts!

To quote: Champions! This month, we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of God of War: Ascension in such epic fashion that even the gods of Olympus are impressed.

At Santa Monica Studio, the players come first in every decision we make. We have supported God of War: Ascension Multiplayer since its release on March 12, 2013, as a result of the unrelenting passion and everlasting "fire" you have poured into the battlefield since day one.

Now it's our turn to truly say Thank You, from the bottom of our hearts, to every Champion who has picked up the controller to experience God of War: Ascension. In celebration of the God of War community and this one-year Ascension milestone, we have a few significant gifts to honor you.

• Get em all!

All Multi-Player Weapon & Armor DLC is Free

Starting right now, you have one week to get every single multiplayer DLC weapon and armor pack for free. Complete your DLC collection!

Play as the Marked One in Multiplayer

Ever dreamed of slaying your...
 

Video: The Witch and the Hundred Knight is Out Today on PS3

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3w ago - NIS America Marketing Coordinator David Alonzo shared a video below today announcing that The Witch and the Hundred Knight is out today on PS3.

To quote: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! It's me, The Great Doodini (aka David) from NIS America, and I'd like to perform a magic trick - I mean illusion - for you!

For my first act, I'll pull a Prinny from this hat! Oh wait, it looks like this one's exploded already... Looks like that's the end of that act.

Well, no worries, because I know someone who's a lot more magical than I am, and today's your lucky day because you get to hang out with her.

Her name's Metallia, and she puts the "witch" in The Witch and the Hundred Knight on PS3, which is out today at retail and as a digital download from PlayStation Store. This is NIS America's first 3D action RPG, so I'm pretty pumped to tell you all about it!

In The Witch and the Hundred Knight, you play as the legendary Hundred Knight - a demon summoned by the swamp witch Metallia to help her spread all her neon green, swampy badness across the land. Why does she want that?

Because even though Metallia's a witchy woman with a lot of power, she somehow can't travel beyond the edges of the noxious swamp she calls home. It's up to you to help her take vengeance...
 

Video: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is Out Today on PS3 via PSN

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3w ago - Aksys Games Director of Production Frank "Bo" DeWindt II posted up a video of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma announcing that it is officially out today on PS3 via PSN.

To quote: Hey guys! This is Frank "Bo" deWindt II, director of production here at Aksys Games. Today we're celebrating the release of the long-awaited BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma on PS3.

Everyone is ecstatic to get the chance to play the fighting portion of the game, but another great aspect of Chrono Phantasma is its visual novel inspired story mode.

Some small spoilers for those that haven't played through BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Continuum Shift, and/or Continuum Shift Extend, yet...

After the events of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Ragna, Jin, Noel, and the rest of the cast find themselves in the Ikaruga Federation. There they meet Kagura Mutsuki, general of the N.O.L. and better known as the "Black Knight," as well as Kokonoe. Both these characters have their own plans in store.





At the same time, Hazama, Relius Clover, Phantom, and the Imperator are moving forward with their own agenda for the world at large. Saying anything further would be terribly spoiler-rific, so mum's the word!

What I can say is the story...
 

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd Coming to PS3, PS Vita in America

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3w ago - Sega of America Associate Brand Manager Aaron Webber announced today that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd is coming to PS3 and PS Vita in North America.

To quote: Following a fantastic reception to the PS3 and PS Vita release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F in North America and Europe, SEGA is proud to announce that we will be bringing Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd to the West later this year!

That's right. You're not dreaming. We believed in all of you and we asked for your support - and you gave it to us without reservation. It was your supportive comments, your encouraging words at every place we showed the game, and your drive that made all the difference.





Some of you bought the game twice - others three or even four times. But whether you picked it up once or four times, all of you helped make Miku a success, and still do. Thank you so much for that.

Now, it's our turn to believe in you once more.

This fall, we will be releasing Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd for both PS3 and PS Vita. Project Diva F 2nd features similar but improved gameplay over the first game, with a whopping 40 songs - a collection of the best new songs, and some of the most loved classic songs, previously...