Sony PlayStation Game Store PSN Updates for April 15, 2014

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11h ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PlayStation Game Store PSN updates below, as follows:

PS4 Pre-Orders

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($59.99)

Bonus: Purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from PlayStation Store and receive the electrifying Electro-Proof Suit for free!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes place outside the events of the 2nd film in a unique story where Spider-Man discovers a larger threat to NYC that has turned the underworld upside down.

PS3 Pre-Orders

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($49.99)

Bonus: Purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from PlayStation Store and receive the electrifying Electro-Proof Suit for free!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes place outside the events of the 2nd film in a unique story where Spider-Man discovers a larger threat to NYC that has turned the underworld upside down.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Stars Battle ($49.99)
*Coming Soon

With a revolutionary proprietary graphics shader system, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle gives players the feeling that they are participating in vivid and colorful battles straight from the pages of the manga.

Players will be able to choose from an impressive cast of...
 

Sony PlayStation Plus: Castle of Illusion Free for PS Plus Members

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2d ago - Sony Senior Community Specialist Kristine Steimer announced today that Castle of Illusion is free for PS Plus members with details below.

To quote: If you recognize the name Castle of Illusion from back in the day, you should know that this remake doesn't just offer upgraded graphics, but also periodic restructuring of the classic 2D side-scrolling platforming gameplay into a 3D space.

Although the graphics and gameplay are different, the storyline here is the same - dear old Minnie has been kidnapped by an evil witch and its up to you to save her.

As an added bonus, if you download this during the first two weeks it's available in PS Plus you'll receive the Castle of Illusion Sega Genesis Bundle, which adds the original Sega Genesis version of Castle of Illusion (1990) and a Mizrabel (that's the evil witch that kidnapped Minnie btw) dynamic theme for free. This bundle will only be available until 4/28 so be sure to download it before then!

In addition to Castle of Illusion, Plus members can purchase a number of titles at a discount including LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and Ethan: Meteor Hunter, and as a nice bonus you can download the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles OOTS avatar pack for free....
 

Sony Goes Behind the Scenes at JAPAN Studio with Allan Becker

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2d ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton went behind the scenes at JAPAN Studio with Allan Becker today following their previous PS Vita announcement.

Below are the details, as follows: Earlier today we unveiled a trio of new PS Vita titles coming out of our JAPAN Studio over in Tokyo: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, Soul Sacrifice Delta and Freedom Wars.

For those unfamiliar with the studio and its heritage, it's one of Sony Worldwide Studios most interesting assets, responsible for a diverse library of hugely charismatic titles, including Puppeteer, rain, Tokyo Jungle, Gravity Rush and Shadow of the Colossus.

To find out a little more about its vision and creative mandate, as well as its three forthcoming PS Vita titles, we spoke with studio chief Allan Becker.

PlayStation.Blog: How has JAPAN Studio changed in the last two or three years?
Allan Becker: We have become better focused and better prepared to compete in a fast and ever changing industry. The Studio is more open to new technologies and ideas and willing to grasp those opportunities when they come along. But at the heart JAPAN Studio still retains its core ideal to make creative,...
 

New Sony PlayStation / PSN Games for the Week of April 15, 2014

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2d ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements is here with this weeks new PlayStation / PSN games outlined below, as follows:

A world of adventure and death-defying stunts await PlayStation players this week thanks to a tremendous lineup of new games. Quest through enchanting vistas in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, or skim the clouds atop a motorbike in Trials Fusion.

The critically acclaimed MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn formally launches on PS4 this week, opening Eorzea to the gaming masses.

The massive adventure, rife with blades, spells, and quests, arrives on PS4 with enhanced visuals compared to its PS3 counterpart. Travel alone or with well-armed company in an effort to purge Eorzea of its evils and win fame and fortune.

Adrenaline addicts can look forward to Trials Fusion, which also lands on PS4 this week with high-flying tricks, outrageous courses, and a global leaderboard to climb. Race through the latest entry in this fan-favorite series and prepare for a few broken bones along the way - it's not a walk in the park, people.

And the PS Vita shares some of the spotlight this week with No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! Chain together combos, collect power-ups, and vanquish those pesky heroes that dare invade! Or forge relationships in...
 

Sony Invites Fans to Watch MLB 14 The Show on PS4 Live Monday

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4d ago - Sony Community Manager Ramone Russell invites fans to watch MLB 14 The Show on PS4 live this coming Monday.

Below are the details, to quote: The Dodgers and the Giants have the longest standing rivalry in baseball.

Over 2,300 matchups; only 22 wins separating the two teams.

In the tradition of this rivalry, MLB 14 The Show - in partnership with IGN - would like to start a new one... Puig vs. Pence:





On Monday, April 14th at 11:00 AM Pacific, San Francisco Giants Right Fielder Hunter Pence and Los Angeles Dodgers Right Fielder Yasiel Puig will face off in MLB 14 The Show for PS4.

This special event - streamed LIVE from IGN HQ in downtown San Francisco - will feature two MLB superstars (and two of MLB's biggest gamers) as they compete in various modes of the highly anticipated, next-generation baseball sim.

The stream will deliver more than an hour of footage from the PS4 version of MLB 14 The Show, plus questions from the community for the athletes and also game designer Ramone Russell, who'll be on hand to walk viewers through what they can expect from The Show on PS4.

Whether you're a baseball fan, a fan of The Show, or even if your only interest is PlayStation,...
 







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