Using Saber's technology and development platform, we strive to create digital games that look like retail products. With our first release, God Mode, we wanted to create a lighthearted throwback experience, which focuses on arcade-style action over story. We came up with a classic premise - fighting to get out of Hell - then wrapped it in a third-person shooter with 3D graphics on par with full-price titles.
Finally, we added a slew weapons: plasma launchers, rail guns and what we affectionately call the "buzzsaw," in order to wipe out waves and waves of demonic hordes.
We decided that God Mode should be less about deep narrative and more about action. This approach gave us the ability to really go crazy and build a unique world full of plenty of characters to shoot, blow up, impale and maim.
After making this decision early on in the design process, the designers...
Also thrown into the mix are three special little mini-games - Gravediggers, Duke Wars!! and Nostril Shot - alongside a wealth of other extras. See our Blog post from earlier today for more.
On PS Vita, prepare to sacrifice some time for the EU debut of the Soul Sacrifice demo. The beefy trial offers you the chance to experience the first chapter of the game, as well as take on additional quests either...
5w ago - Sony PS Plus Content Manager Chris Howe of the PlayStation Store is here with a preview of the May 2013 subscriber content updates below, as follows:
Hi everyone! It's that time of the month again when we update you on all the new PlayStation Plus content coming your way in May.
As usual, there are three new PS3 games and two for PS Vita in the line-up for May, as well as awesome titles such as The Cave, Lord of The Rings War in the North, Virtue's Last Reward and Thomas Was Alone already available.
New PlayStation 3 content
In case you missed the announcement in the Declassified Sale post last week, I'm very happy to reveal that as of 1st May, for one month only, you can download Square Enix's action-packed blockbuster Hitman Absolution as part of your PlayStation Plus subscription!
5w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here (a day late due to PSN being down) with yesterday's PlayStation Network Game Store updates below today, as follows:
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen ($39.99)
An epitaph speaks of another's demise...A mysterious island known as Bitterblack Isle appears off the coast of Gransys. Its depths have claimed the lives of many Arisen their voices still haunt the labyrinth that lies deep beneath its surface-a labyrinth ripe with secrets waiting to be discovered.
PS3 Full Game
Injustice: Gods Among Us ($59.99)
Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces a bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat.
ESRB: T // File Size: 8.9GB
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 ($39.99)
You are the deadliest sniper in the elite Ghost Warrior unit. Positioned deep within enemy territory, deliver precision firepower and test your skills in an epic story of intrigue and betrayal.
ESRB: M // File Size: 3.25 GB
Dragon Fantasy Book I ($9.99, Cross-Buy with PS Vita)
Experience an all-new old adventure! Fight your way through hordes of strange, silly, and scary monsters! Explore the caves,...
5w ago - Muteki Corporation Founder, President and CEO Bryan Sawler has announced today via Sony's Blog that Dragon Fantasy Book I will be hitting PS3 and PS Vita tomorrow.
To quote: In August, we announced on PlayStation Blog that we would be releasing Dragon Fantasy Book II for PS Vita and PS3 early next year.
With the awesome response and large demand for the first game on those systems, we knew we had to make it happen. We didn't want to just push a port of what we already had, though - this was our chance to really make this game shine.
Plus, we get to take part in Sony's awesome Spring Fever promotion! Not only are we releasing the game to JRPG-loving fans out there, Sony is helping to ensure people actually find out about it! What does that mean to you? If you're a PlayStation Plus member, it means you get 20% off the game during launch week!
Don't know much about Dragon Fantasy Book I? Start by watching our brief trailer.
So where to begin... Oh, I don't know, how about redrawing almost every single piece of art in the game! Crazy? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely!
We decided to approach this in the style of a SNES special edition of a previously released NES game. We wanted to take the art we had, and...