Video: The Art of Journey Book Releases in September 2012

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86w ago - ThatGameCompany Creative Director Jenova Chen has confirmed today alongside a fresh video that he Art of Journey releases this September.

To quote: Seeing how Journey has resonated with players across the world, we wanted to work with the Santa Monica Studio to provide a deeper look into the visual development behind this critically acclaimed hit.

So, we're excited to let everyone know that we will be presenting you with a wonderful first-time look at the extensive artwork that went into bringing Journey to life.

It's the first book directly inspired by one of our games and is titled The Art of Journey and will be available for purchase in September.

This book, designed and written by Matt Nava, art director on Journey, provides an insider's view into the stylistic influences, narrative functions, and game design goals that shaped the final look of the game.

Readers will discover how Journey's landscapes, cut-scenes, and much-loved robed traveler came to be. For your enjoyment, The Art of Journey will come bound as an embossed hardcover book filled with gorgeous concept art, intricate pencil drawings, and 3D models printed in full color on art-quality paper.





In addition,...
 

Video: Fight to Survive in Tokyo Jungle, Hits PSN September 25th

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87w ago - Sony Assistant Producer Dais Kawaguchi announced today that fans seeking to fight to survive in Tokyo Jungle can do so when the PSN title hits PlayStation Network this September 25th.

Below are the details, to quote: You may have caught wind of this one-of-a-kind title's release in Japan or heard whispers of it this past E3, but we're excited to finally announce that Tokyo Jungle will be coming to PS3 via PSN very shortly - on September 25th, to be exact!

Developed by PlayStation C.A.M.P and Crispy's, Tokyo Jungle is an action-adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic Japan, where humankind no longer exists and animals must ruthlessly fight for their lives. In this world, there's just one rule - only the strong survive!

Tokyo Jungle puts you in the shoes (paws?) of over 50 playable animals ranging from Pomeranians to Lions. Playing your animal of choice, unleash your inner beast to hunt your way to the top of Tokyo's post-apocalyptic food chain.





There are two game modes: in Story Mode, you'll play as a range of different animals whose lives are intertwined as they struggle to survive in the Tokyo wilderness, while unraveling the mystery of mankind's disappearance.

In Survival Mode, you...
 

Video: Zen Pinball 2 Scores on PS3, PlayStation Vita September 4th

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88w ago - Zen Studios Managing Director Zsolt Kigyossy has confirmed today that Zen Pinball 2 will be scoring on both PS3 and PlayStation Vita this September 4th with a PopCap Table!

Below are the details, to quote: We here at Zen Studios are happy to finally share Zen Pinball 2's release date with you - the game will be available for download Tuesday, September 4th on PS3 and PS Vita!

In addition, we have a great surprise for you! Our latest table creation, based on a PopCap Games mega-hit (and I do mean MEGA), will be releasing as new DLC content the same day! What might this table be?

All details will be revealed later this month during PAX Prime! If you are at the event, we invite you to stop by PopCap's booth and get first hands on with the table!

As you all probably know, we take pinball very seriously here at Zen Studios, and we see pinball development in two different parts. On one end you have the actual pinball table, which had better be fun and entertaining. We have worked hard to make sure you have an awesome selection of themes and table designs, the most advanced physics, and stellar-looking tables.

On the other end, you have the game presentation, features that make it competitive among...
 

Sony Announces The Laugh Factory App Hits PS3 on September 1st

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91w ago - Sony Senior Vice President Philip Rosenberg of Business Development has announced today that The Laugh Factory App is coming to PS3 on September 1st.

To quote: I hope you're ready for some big laughs, because there's a brand new app coming to PS3 called The Laugh Factory LIVE.

It's the first live comedy application available on any console, and it's coming exclusively to PlayStation 3.

Comedy aficionados may recognize the Laugh Factory name. The Hollywood-based club has hosted some of the best talent in the business over the years - recent acts include names like Dave Chappelle and Dane Cook, for example - the number of high-caliber comedians who have have performed at the Laugh Factory is second to none.

With The Laugh Factory LIVE, you'll be able to relive some of the best moments of the club's past, as well as watch live comedy performances, right from your PlayStation 3.

PS3 owners can access The Laugh Factory LIVE application beginning September 1st. Even better, all content and live shows are absolutely free until December! Comedy lovers can keep enjoying The Laugh Factory LIVE for $3 per month after the free period is over.

The Laugh Factory is home to over 30 years of top quality entertainment, and for the first time ever, they're...
 

European PSN Game Store Updates for September 28, 2011

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134w ago - SCEE's Ross McGrath of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN Game Store updates today, as follows:

Hello everybody and welcome. We have an exciting list of content for you this week, with some really good games coming to the store which I hope fills your hearts with joy.

First of we have Resident Evil: Code Veronica HD, an essential game to play for any Resident Evil fan. Set three months after Resi 2, you play Claire Redfield in search for her brother, Chris.

However, not everyone loves zombies and lethal viruses... So we also have Rochard coming to PSN today were you play John Rochard the space miner on his gravity-bending journey across the Solar System!

Free Realms is also coming to the store today. The eagerly anticipated MMO is free to play but for a fee you can upgrade your account for extra benefits.

FIFA 12 is available on the store this week on Friday; I think we all know what this game is about but if you don't know... *SPOILER ALERT!!* It's a football game.

The Battlefield 3 Open Multiplayer Beta also starts this week on Thursday 29th. One map is available for this beta, the classic 'Metro' map. I will see you on the battlefield.
 







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