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PlayStation New Releases: Week of February 20, 2018

Abo Khashem
PS4 — Digital (Out 2/23)

Abo Khashem

Abo Khashem is a comedy RPG where, after awaking in the middle of nowhere with amnesia, you try to piece together what happened to you. With your trusty lizard companion, the two of you must uncover a massive conspiracy involving a powerful monolith.

Apex Construct
PS VR — Digital

Apex Construct

In this atmospheric first-person action game built exclusively for VR, the fate of mankind rests on you — the last human alive.

Armored Warfare
PS4 — Digital

Armored Warfare

Armored Warfare introduces you to dynamic, modern vehicle combat where one shell and a split second can be all that stands between you and victory!

Deadbolt
PS4, PS Vita — Digital

Deadbolt

Deadbolt is an extremely challenging stealth-action hybrid that allows you to take control of the reaper to quell the recent undead uprising.

Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX Edition
PS4 — Digital

Defenders Quest

Defender’s Quest is a tower-defense RPG hybrid that focuses on tactical depth, customization, and story. That means no random encounters, no spikey-haired emo kids, no forced time sinks, and no tedious, repetitive battles.

Konrad the Kitten
PS VR — Digital (Out 2/23)

Konrad the Kitten

Immerse yourself in the virtual world of Konrad the Kitten and experience the first virtual cat that feels like a real one.

Little Adventure on the Prairie
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Out 2/22)

Little Adventure on the Prairie

Venture through 12 levels and destroy all the monsters standing between you and the end.

Metal Gear Survive
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Metal Gear Survive

Metal Gear Survive builds upon Metal Gear V’s enduring stealth action gameplay while introducing the new elements of exploration and survival to create a bold new experience.

Past Cure
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 2/23)

Past Cure

An intense, cinematic, story-driven experience that challenges the player to use mind-bending mental abilities to survive.

Premium Pool Arena
PS4 — Digital

Premium Pool Arena

Awaken the pool pro within you! (Re)discover the joy and tension of traditional pool through the different game modes and ultra-intuitive gameplay.

Rad Rodgers
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 2/21)

Rad Rodgers

Rad is a rambunctious but spirited young boy who maybe plays too many video games. After dozing off at the tail end of a long night of gaming, Rad awakens to find his dusty old console has turned itself back on…

Restless Spirit
PS VR — Digital (Out 2/23)

Restless Spirit

The Spirit of a girl appears in front of a father whose daughter is lost. This man, filled with grief in his heart, follows the guidance of the spirit, wandering ever deeper into the forest.

Run Dorothy Run
PS VR — Digital

Run Dorothy Run

Run Dorothy Run is an immersive endless runner with a cheeky take on the literary classic.

The Station
PS4 — Digital

Station

How would you react if a sentient alien civilization was discovered that challenged everything you knew about biology, chemistry, physics, and religion?

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
PS4 — Digital, Retail (2/23)

Sword Art Online Fatal Bullet

Your choices are heavier and faster than a bullet. Experience an original story where you are the protagonist in the world of Gun Gale Online. Create your own avatar and explore devastated lands with your partner AI while experiencing exciting third-person shooting in this action RPG.

Symmetry
PS4 — Digital

Symmetry

Symmetry is a survival management game set in a retro-futuristic, sci-fi universe. Your main goal is to manage the crash survivors and help them withstand the desolate, extremely cold environment in order to fix their spacecraft and escape.

Tiles
PS4 — Digital

Tiles

It’s simple: get from the green tile to the red while clearing the blue tiles in between. Consider your moves carefully, though, as you might regret them later. Oh, and do it fast because the very ground beneath you is falling!

Xenon Valkyrie +
PS4 — Digital

Xenon Valkyrie

Xenon Valkyrie is a rogue-lite platformer game with RPG elements in which you must fight to the deepest part of a moon and halt the plans of a wicked witch.

EPIC BATTLES AND ADVENTURE AWAITS AS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. RELEASES THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: KNIGHTS OF BRITANNIA

The Hit Anime Series Arrives on the PlayStation 4 System for the Very First Time.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Feb 09, 2018) — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., the premier publisher of anime video games, today releases The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia, exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is the first console video game adaptation of the anime and manga series — The Seven Deadly Sins. Players will experience an enticing storyline and explore colorful places in the land of Britannia. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia also includes and over 100 quests, providing players many challenging adventures to complete in this 3rd person action-game.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britanniabrings together fan-favorite characters from the popular anime and manga series as players assemble The Seven Deadly Sins, a legendary gang of rebels who have been blamed for overthrowing the Kingdom of Liones and are currently being hunted by elite guards known as Holy Knights.  When a young girl named Elizabeth appears with an earnest wish in her heart and the determination to find The Seven Deadly Sins, the world gets turned on its head and an extraordinary adventure begins! The game will take players through over 100 quests which will be embarked upon based on rumors from the citizens of Britannia. Players will engage in dynamic battles using skills and abilities unique to each member of The Seven Deadly Sins and other characters from the series.

“The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia delivers a heart-pounding 3rd person action experience giving fans the opportunity to choose from over twenty playable characters to explore the exciting world of Britannia for the very first time,” said Randy Le, Associate Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The Seven Deadly Sins anime series has attracted a dedicated fan-base since it started streaming exclusively on Netflix last year.  We’d like to invite the fans of the anime to experience this beloved anime by interacting with their favorite characters, living out pivotal storylines, and throw down with blisteringly fast battles.”

The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is rated T for TEEN by the ESRB and is available for purchase today at video game retailers in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system at a MSRP of $59.99. The game is also available through digital download via the PlayStation Network. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation at https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

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Sprint Vector is the ultimate competitive VR game: a high-octane multiplayer adrenaline platformer that merges the physical thrill of athletic competition with the unhinged energy of a crazy game show. Survios’ innovative Fluid Locomotion System™ allows players to comfortably run, jump, climb, and fly at extreme speeds. Add in a pulsing electronic soundtrack, hilarious running commentary, colorful interdimensional courses, and diabolically difficult challenges, and you’ve got a hit show no matter what planet you’re on! Sprint Vector’s tech demo debuted at Game Developers Conference 2017 to near universal acclaim for its smooth locomotion system, intuitive gameplay, and infectious crowd-pleasing energy. Step into the vector blades of an
intergalactic star, rev up, and explode onto the must-see event of the millennium— but watch out! You’re always just one slow mine, nitro, or impulse jump between glory and defeat.

 
View the games launch trailer here.

Key Features

Competitive multiplayer matches: 
Public and private online multiplayer modes pit up to eight players against each other in intense, high-speed races as you vie for a spot on the Global Leaderboards.
12 competitive race tracks:
Scale towering pyramids and plunge into alien ruins, leap across giant pits while dodging debilitating blobs of sludge, or survive the trap-riddled roads of an ancient city: 12 complex
race courses full of obstacles, shortcuts, and game-changing power-ups make for endless replay value.
Customizable solo play:
Run through courses and learn the ropes at your own pace with customizable solo game settings.
Nine challenge courses:
Take on these diabolical courses designed to test your sprinting prowess to the extreme. Tackle three specific challenges across nine single-player challenge courses with Local and
Global Leaderboards.
Eight intergalactic competitors:
Choose from eight colorful characters “recruited” from every corner of the galaxy, from notorious Daxx to ethereal Luna to streetwise Hendrix, each with multiple skins.
Power-ups galore:
Utilize a wide range of game-changing power-ups, from explosive proximity mines to nitro speed and racer-seeking rockets, to gain an advantage over the competition.

Screenshots

The game will launch on PlayStation VR on February 13 for $29.99, with a 20% launch discount for all North American PlayStation VR users, as well as a 30% launch discount for PlayStation Plus members in North America and Europe! 

SUPERNATURAL SUBURBAN ADVENTURE ‘CROSSING SOULS’ GETS A DEMO ON PS4 & PC

 

– Gather the Gang and Start Your Adventure –

TAJUNGA, CA – Independent developer Fourattic and your friendly neighborhood game publisher Devolver Digital have released a demo on PlayStation 4 and PC for their upcoming adventure Crossing Souls. Spanning the first few hours of the epic suburban story, players are introduced to Chris, Joe, Charlie, Kevin and Matt take as they uncover a government conspiracy spurred on by supernatural events in their town.

Crossing Souls is an action-adventure set in a California suburb in the midst of a supernatural event which rocks the small community as grand forces siege the town. Control five characters: Chris, Matt, Charlie, Big Joe and Kevin, each one with their own skills and combat styles. Change characters on the fly and use each character’s specialties to overcome any obstacle and target your foes weaknesses. Fight in real-time, solve clever puzzles, face off against powerful bosses and play special levels inspired by 80’s arcade videogames.

Crossing Souls launches on PlayStation 4 and PC next week on Feb. 13 for $14.99. It’s great and you should buy it, but the demo is free to help you make that call, smarty pants.

Demo Trailer: https://youtu.be/7m5ib2pKjrg

Steam information: http://store.steampowered.com/app/331690/Crossing_Souls/

PlayStation information: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP3643-CUSA11252_00-CROSSINGSOULS000

PlayStation Blog released some details of the new system software update that is in beta testing as of today. Here’s what we can expect so far according to the blog:

Play Time Management

This will allow family managers (and adult family members who are set as guardians) to manage PS4 playtime for child family members on family on PSN. Managing Playtime is easy; go to Settings > Family Management on your PS4, or log into your PlayStation account on your web browser from your PC or smartphone, to check and manage your child’s playtime each day. If needed, the family manager/guardians can apply playtime restrictions to make sure that the child is only playing for a set amount of time or within set playable hours. Notifications on PS4 will be sent to the child during gameplay so that he or she knows when they should save and quit. The family managers/guardians also have the option to add extra game time via their smartphone or PC. In addition, the family manager/guardians can choose whether or not to automatically log the child out of their PS4 once their playtime is over.

Library UI Updates

‘This PS4’ and Name/Avatar tab – Two new tabs are being added to Library to make it easier for you to see which apps you’ve installed and purchased. The ‘This PS4’ tab lists all the applications that are installed on the PS4 system, and the tab with your name/avatar lists all the apps that you purchased with your PSN ID. This feature also makes it easy to search and find games you’ve already purchased but have not yet installed.

PS Plus tab – This update also adds a new PS Plus tab to the Library, which clarifies what games you own from PS Plus’ Monthly Free Games. If your PS Plus membership is expired, a PS Plus icon with a lock will appear next to your game so you’ll know you cannot play the game until you’ve re-subscribed.

Hide apps – We’re adding a function that will allow you to hide certain applications under the ‘Purchased’ tab in the Library. In ‘Options,’ you can hide content including betas, trials or demos of games that you probably won’t be going back to.

Quick Menu Enhancements
If you ever want to quickly access specific friends in your custom list, you’ll be able to do so via the pulldown menu under the Friends tab in Quick Menu. You can also see who’s currently online. Whenever you’re listening to music on PS4, you’ll be able to access certain shortcuts from the Quick Menu. If you’re using Spotify on PlayStation Music, the ‘square’ button will serve as the shortcut for volume control. And when you’re on the Media Player or the USB Music Player, ‘triangle’ will work as the shortcut for play or pause, and the ‘square’ button as the volume control.

Background Music on PS Now
With Background Music on PlayStation Now, you’ll be able to listen to your favorite tracks while streaming a game on PS Now. Just keep in mind that, similar to when playing a game locally on PS4, background music may not always be available.

Notifications Update
This update will give you the ability to delete old notifications for better organization and management. Just go to Notifications and press the ‘triangle’ or ‘Options’ button to open up a menu that will allow you to select a single or multiple notifications you’d like to delete.

Import Custom Wallpapers via USB
Love customizing your PS4 Home Screen? Well, this new update will give you even more options. You can import your own images to PS4 from a USB stick and set it as your wallpaper. You can also zoom and crop your images so they look perfect on your dashboard. Just go to Settings > Themes > Select Theme > Custom > Select Image > USB Storage Device.

Customize Tournaments Team Pages
Following the 5.50 update, you’ll be able to customize your Tournaments team page with your own team logo or background that you can import from a USB stick. Represent your team by customizing your team page with something unique and original! To set your logo and background, head over to Events > Teams > select your team > Edit Team Profile.

Supersampling Mode on PS4 Pro
PS4 Pro users will see a new ‘supersampling mode’ under Settings, which enables those with HDTVs (i.e., 1080p or less) to enjoy an enhanced visual experience when playing some PS4 games. With supersampling mode, games that render to a higher resolution when connected to a 4K TV will downscale to match the HDTV – allowing PS4 Pro owners to leverage the benefits of an image clarity boost even if they don’t own a 4K TV. Certain games already have ‘supersampling’ benefits as part of their ‘PS4 Pro Enhanced’ feature set, but this new mode can enhance the experience for those games that don’t already have the feature. Because PS4 Pro’s added power and modes benefit different games in different ways, please note that certain games’ image clarity may not improve with this new feature.

*Information and photos shared via PlayStation Blog

 

Remember the remote-control slot-car racetracks you played with as a kid? Well Tiny Trax, by FuturLab, is about to take you back to your youth and put your track on your TV in glorious VR!

PlayStation’s newest VR game just came out 7/25/17 and its already a top viewed stream! We got our hands on the game at E3 and had so much fun with it. When we got our review copy we pretty much haven’t been able to put it down – except with we get a little VR queasy (which, let’s face it, happens – especially in racing games).

There are 12 tracks to choose form all with different themes. From tropical paradise to space to pirates and an underwater track (our current fav). You choose the track and race against AI or friends.

The tracks run horizontally as well as vertically and have cool loops and jumps. The cars have a fun cartoon-like quality and you can drift, recharge and gain certain boosts as you play. You have 6 cars to choose from and then have the option to load in against AI or race against up to 4 friends. Unfortunately, we only raced against AI as no one we know had the game YET. I say YET as its just now been released. When you play the cars literally seem to be in front of your face/nose – it’s CRAZY. We had a lot of fun.

In future updates, we would love to see more tracks, the ability to join other players in a lobby without having to be friends with them as well as a larger assortment of cars. It would be great if they released a DLC where you could build and create your own wild tracks, too.

Check out the trailer here and keep an eye on our Twitch channel for some new videos (coming soon).

Tiny Trax is available now for $19.99, or $17.99 with a PS Plus membership and is a PlayStation exclusive game.

Ok, I’ll say it… I’m actually kinda excited for Call of Duty WWII. If you missed the trailer, you can view it here.

I know, I know… a lot of players feel like the last few COD games jumped the shark with the addition of jet packs and space combat and the move away from clan based warfare and grouping. Battlefield 1 got a huge influx of new players and boost to the franchise due to the COD issues that most die-hard players couldn’t put up with any longer. I admit, I’m one of them.

COD is going back to its roots… if you were lucky enough to catch the XBOX Twitch worldwide reveal with Sledgehammer Games today you saw a lot about the campaign and about 3 seconds of multiplayer.

The campaign looks great – it’s polished and seems to be historically accurate, things that most COD players are extremely excited about. It features Josh Duhamel, Jeffrey Pierce and Jonathan Tucker as the main characters in the game and it seemed like these guys really enjoyed taking part in the game.

 

The campaign puts you in the role of Pvt. Ronald “Red” Daniels, a green recruit joining the US “Bloody First” infantry division with his friend, Pvt. Zussman. The game takes place between 1944 and 1945, specifically in Europe surrounding the events before and after you storm the beach at Normandy on D-Day. In addition to this major historical event you’ll also take place in other central battles of the war effort including the Battle of the Bulge. To lend to the historical accuracy, Sledgehammer games enlisted the help of historian Marty Morgan. Mr. Morgan is a renowned WWII historian who was said to have “devoted his life” over the least 2 year to capturing the essence of WWII for this game.

While we only got to see a quick snippet of the multiplayer (no lie, it was like 3 seconds) it will be available to play at E3. I’m excited to get my hands on it! They did reveal there will be a new MP mode called Divisions, where players will be able to take part in different parts of the army and war while recreating integral battle from this time period and focuses primarily on team based objectives. They are also adding an HQ feature which will be the social community hub for players. My guess is it will resemble what Ubisoft did in The Division.

There will also be a beta for the MP if you preorder the game – and according to this PlayStation post, users on PS4 will get access first. (happy dance)

Zombie co-op is back, too – this will center around the Third Reich’s failed attempts to experiment on soldiers, no doubt.

Call of Duty WWII will be available on XBOX One, PS4 and PC November 3, 2017.

We are SO excited about the return of Crash Bandicoot! From our first days on PS One, we loves jumping and running and kicking apples and bursting open crates… only to then die while falling down a hole you didn’t see just to start the WHOLE LEVEL OVER AGAIN!!

*sigh*

We loved that game.

So… now with the NEW Crash coming out, we are so excited. The games release date is now scheduled for June 30th, 2017 on PS4. Rumor has it that PlayStation will be showing the game at GDC and E3. We’ll be at both and be sure to add more reviews and videos of the game.

Until then, enjoy the trailer here.