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PlayStation Plus in July: Strider, Dead Space 3, Towerfall Ascension

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5w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe outlined the upcoming PS Plus July content, which includes Strider, Dead Space 3, Towerfall Ascension and more below!

To quote: Doki Doki Universe, Vessel and LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes also join the service.

Hi everyone. I hope you've recovered from the excitement of E3 and are ready for an epic July. Read on to find out what you'll be enjoying in PlayStation Plus.
New on PlayStation 4

First up this month on PS4 comes frenetic platformer TowerFall Ascension, which launched to huge acclaim earlier this year, picking up 9/10 from Eurogamer and 8.9 from IGN!

In the land of TowerFall you engage the noble and brutal tradition of bow-and-arrow combat either on your own or with up to four friends for hilarious, intense versus matches.

TowerFall Ascension is the 'director's cut' version of the game, with 50 new versus levels, four more playable archers, an all­-new 12-player cooperative Quest mode and six additional power­-ups.





Next up on PS, we've teamed up with our friends at Capcom to bring you their hugely entertaining action title Strider! The game tells the story of Hiryu, the youngest ever "Super A" ranked...
 

TowerFall Ascension on PS4: Behind the Arena on PlayStation 4

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19w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements goes behind the arena today in TowerFall Ascension PS4 on PlayStation 4 with an interview below.

To quote: TowerFall Ascension launched on PS4 earlier this week, introducing PlayStation gamers to an addictive, challenging, and delightfully pure arena game. With an electric, competitive design and an all new, co-op Quest mode, TowerFall Ascension is a great reminder of why local multiplayer is so much fun.

I touched base with TowerFall creator Matt Thorson to hear more about what inspired TowerFall, how it feels on PS4, and what it was like working as a small indie developer. My thanks to Matt for spending time on PlayStation.Blog!
 
PlayStation.Blog: What inspired your original vision of TowerFall? Did you always have a competitive element in mind since the game's conception?

Matt Thorson: I tried a lot of things with TowerFall early on, with a focus on single-player gameplay. But the competitive modes just clicked, and it was obvious I had to follow the game in that direction. I realized, once I started designing the versus gameplay, that I had been thinking about local multiplayer for years. I was happy to finally have an outlet for those ideas.

PlayStation.Blog: What's it like working as a small...
 

Video: TowerFall Ascension PS4 is Out Today on PlayStation 4

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20w ago - Matt Makes Games Inc Indie Game Developer Matt Thorson announced that TowerFall Ascension PS4 is out today on PlayStation 4 with details below.

To quote: Today's the day! TowerFall Ascension is finally launching on PS4. TowerFall is an archery platformer featuring intense local multiplayer battles and a dynamic solo - or co-op - Quest mode. Grab your friends and pack onto your couch for a night of close calls, surprise victories, and hilarious missteps.

The reviews began rolling in a few days ago, and I'm absolutely floored by the response. I'm not usually one to put a lot of stock in those dubious numbers emblazoned in bold at the bottom of articles, but I can't deny it feels good to see the 9.5′s.





Making TowerFall has been the most rewarding experience of my life. When I put love into the game, I see it returned to me tenfold by the TowerFall community, and it only appears to be growing.

I also had the privilege of working with some incredibly talented, capable, and pleasant people. I want to thank the entire team by name. Kevin Regamey and Jeff Tangsoc (sound design), Pedro Medeiros (pixel art), Amora Bettany (character design and concept art), Alec Holowka (music), and Kert Gartner (trailers).
 

Hands-on with TowerFall Ascension on PS4: Co-op Questing

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20w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements went hands-on with TowerFall Ascension on PS4 showcasing co-op questing below.

To quote: The core TowerFall experience demonstrates the richness of simplicity. With only three basic tenets of play - movement, shooting, and dodging - this multiplayer arena celebrates the thrill of pure competition.

TowerFall Ascension, coming to PS4 on March 11th, retains this fine-tuned fun while also expanding on it. A heart-pounding, co-op Quest mode has joined the fray, alongside time-based Trials that help players master the art of shooting glorious, pixelated arrows.

Quest mode, playable alone or with a partner, pits players against waves of monsters. These monsters range from scythe-wielding warriors to leaping globs of slime. Each monster poses a distinct threat to the players, but nothing compared to the threat that the two players pose to each other.

With the danger of friendly fire whizzing within every loosed arrow, part of the fun of Quest mode is keeping your partner safe. Players with an eager bowstring may find their fellow archer out of lives and unable to assist with the remainder of the wave. Smart players will divide and conquer, and stay wary of launching attacks in the direction of the other.

A partner's arrows...
 

Spring Fever 2014: PSN Discounts on TowerFall, Fez and More

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21w ago - Sony Digital Distribution Manager Chieh Chen of Sony Network Entertainment shared some Spring Fever 2014 PSN discounts today on TowerFall, Fez and more below!

To quote: Hi everyone! Spring is here (even if Mother Nature hasn't quite realized that yet) and that means one thing: it's time for our annual Spring Fever promotion. I'm super excited to announce that this year's event will bring new indie titles to both PS3 and PS4.

Just like last year's Spring Fever promotion, over the next four weeks we are championing indie developers who are bringing new and exciting experiences to the PlayStation platforms and giving PS Plus members 20 % off each title during each game's launch week.

The Spring Fever lineup features titles from stellar indie developers and I think it is safe to say that this year's lineup rivals (and maybe even surpasses) that of 2013.

Here is this year's Spring Fever line-up:

Launch Week / Title / PS Plus Launch Week Price / Regular Price

3/4 to 3/10 Awesomenauts Assemble (PS4) $7.99 $9.99
Master Reboot (PS3) $11.99 $14.99
3/11 to 3/17 TowerFall Ascension (PS4) $11.99 $14.99
Vessel (PS3) $7.99 $9.99
3/18 to 3/24 SteamWorld Dig (PS4, PS Vita)* $7.99 $9.99
Luftrausers (PS3, PS Vita)*...
 
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