11w ago - The Mark of Kri Executive Producer Jonathan Beard revealed making The Mark of Kri today, which is coming to PSN this Tuesday.
To quote: Editor's Note: Beloved PS2 Classic The Mark of Kri will be available on PS3 via PlayStation Store next Tuesday, so we reached out to the game's Executive Producer, Jonathan Beard, to ask for some stories and insights from its development.
He responded in kind, with one of the most detailed write-ups in PlayStation.Blog history, and a bevy of heretofore unseen concept art. Enjoy.
In the early 2000′s, I had taken over the role of studio director at SCEA San Diego, and moved from Foster City with some key members of the Blasto team. Tim Neveu who was the lead artist on Blasto was given the chance to produce his first game.
Tim and I had known each other for a while and shared a lot of the same interests. We often discussed classic games and were alligned on the kind of game we wanted to make - a "fantasy" game - big guy and a sword, maybe an axe.
11w ago - Square Enix Product Manager Adrian Chen announced today alongside a new video trailer that Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD for PS3 and PS Vita is coming this Winter.
To quote: It gives me great pleasure to announce that Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is officially launching this winter.
The team has been hard at work making this beloved game even more beautiful than before, so we're thrilled with the progress so far. While you wait, check out our latest trailer, which we debuted at Tokyo Game Show this week.
Also don't forget that pre-ordering will score you a free upgrade to a Limited Edition art book package, which contains several pieces of original concept art from the early development phases of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 more than ten years ago.
We've also gathered quotes and commentary from several of the original development team members, including a special message to you, the fans, from Producer Yoshinori Kitase!
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13w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements announced today that Valiant Hearts: The Great War is coming to PS4 and PS3 in 2014.
To quote: Ubisoft has revealed one of its latest projects built on UbiArt Framework - known for its use in the marvelous Rayman games.
Titled Valiant Hearts: The Great War, this puzzle adventure will follow five characters from different countries as they struggle to survive one of the most devastating events in human history: the first World War.
Ubisoft Montpellier is handling development of Valiant Hearts, and aims to launch on PS3 and PS4 sometime next year.
In Valiant Hearts, the five characters are drawn together by one common cause: reuniting a young German soldier with his lost love. As the five suffer through the unimaginable dangers of the trenches, they're guided by a single canine companion - a German dog separated from its owner during an artillery attack.
This dog will not only help the characters survive, but also serve as a guide to players during both action sequences and puzzles.
The art of Valiant Hearts tackles the tragedy of the war with an almost unassuming innocence. Characters are drawn as caricatures of each nation, and the battlefields are stylized exaggerations of their real-world counterparts....
13w ago - Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani revealed today that Assassin's Creed Liberation HD is coming to PS3 with details below.
To quote: After staggering demand, we're extremely pleased to announce that Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD - originally released last year on PS Vita - is set to arrive on PSN as a digital download in beautifully re-mastered HD!
Starring our first ever female playable assassin, Aveline de Grandpré, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation has received a comprehensive overhaul in preparation for its debut on PS3.
Aveline has quickly become a fan favorite within the Assassin's Creed universe, and we're excited to bring her machete-swinging, poison-dart blowpiping, whip-snapping, and pistol-wielding action to a broader audience.
The groundbreaking AnvilNext engine returns to bring the steamy Louisiana bayou and mystical Mayan ruins to life with its unique tree navigation system, detailed physics simulation, and smooth animation.
Liberation HD capitalizes on the move to more powerful hardware in every possible way, with improved graphics, re-mastered music and new sound effects, and added gameplay bonuses like new missions!