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Gravity Rush 2’s Free Raven Story DLC Arrives on March 21

[embedded content] On Tuesday, March 21, Sony will release the free The Ark of Time – Raven’s Choice DLC for Gravity Rush 2 in North America, Europe, and Japan, the company announced. Raven’s Choice was originally expected to be paid DLC, but when Gravity Rush 2 was delayed from late 2016 to January 2017, Game Director Keiichiro Toyama announced that it would be free. “This DLC features a brand new story for Gravity Rush 2 focusing on Kat’s partner, Raven,” Sony says. “Alone, Raven must battle to save the Lost Children who were left trapped inside the Ark at the end of the first Gravity Rush.” The Japanese PlayStation Blog adds (translated by Gematsu) that the DLC will also bring some enhancements to the main game: the highest level of the Devool Trench Mine will raise from 30 to 50, and the rarity of Talismans will also increase. You can read our review of Gravity Rush 2 over here. Will you be downloading the free DLC next month? [Source: PlayStation Blog, PlayStation, PlayStation Europe (1), (2) via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Gravity Rush 2’s Kat Getting NieR: Automata Costume as DLC

[embedded content] In a NieR: Automata PlayStation video presentation titled “PlayStation Matsuri Presents: NieR: Automata Special Talk Live,” Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia announced that Gravity Rush 2 protagonist Kat, will receive a NieR: Automata outfit worn by that game’s protagonist, 2B. Aside from the costume being released as DLC, no further details such as the release date, etc., have been released. You can watch the NieR: Automata PlayStation video feature above. And yes, it’s in Japanese. Stay tuned to our NieR: Automata review hitting the site soon! Our own resident JRPG nut Martin is playing through it as we speak. You can also check out our Gravity Rush 2 review right here. [Source: Games Talk via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Gravity Rush 2 Servers Offline This Weekend

If you’re wondering why you can’t do the online challenge missions in Gravity Rush 2 this weekend, there’s a logical answer. The official PlayStation Twitter account announced today that the first-party title’s online servers will be down this weekend as it’s “undergoing maintenance and will be back online early next week.” They also thanked users for their patience. The general response on social media was a lot of gamers being surprised that the Sony Japan developed title featured online functionality. While it doesn’t feature online multiplayer, it does allow players to compete in online challenge missions, go on treasure hunts, and share photos. So, while the core Gravity Rush 2 experience won’t really be impacted by the servers being offline, there are slightly less side activities to do. Despite the inconveniences, players should still be able to have a good time this weekend with the action game. In PlayStation LifeStyle’s review of the title, reviewer Keri Honea had this to say about the highly anticipated sequel: Gravity Rush 2 lacks quite a bit in the story department, even with the side missions, but the improved combat and series-unique exploration make it difficult to put the game down. Even when Kat’s flailings are incredibly…

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Tips For Playing Gravity Rush 2

Gravity Rush 2 is out today on PS4. I had mixed feelings about the game in general, but I do like a lot of things about it and it’s definitely more fun once you get the hang of it. To that end: some tips! Let’s do this. Watch the anime first. Sony released a short two-part animated “overture” that doesn’t exactly make Gravity Rush 2‘s story EASY to follow, but it does fill in a few blanks from the time between the first game and the second one. It’s also fun to watch, and not very long. Give it a whirl while you’re waiting for the game to download. Take your time and explore. And get gems. The most fun thing you can do in Gravity Rush 2 is simply leap around and explore the game’s many floating cities and towns. There are upgrade gems hidden in the darndest places, and it’s always worth dropping over the edge and seeing what’s underneath a given district. Relatedly… Don’t rush through the story. It’s tempting to hurry through Gravity Rush 2’s main story missions, but I found READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Making Gravity Rush Real With Practical Effects

[GIF via PlayStation] Sony has also released a behind-the-scenes look at how it turned the world of Gravity Rush into reality. Advertisement Here’s the original Gravity Rush 2 ad. And how it was done. What’s cool is that a lot of it was done with practical effects, like a giant rotating room! Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Gravity Rush 2’s Free Story DLC Is up to Five Hours Long, Says Director

[embedded content] As an apology for Gravity Rush 2 being delayed from December 2016 to January 2017, Game Director Keiichiro Toyama announced in October that they’d be releasing the planned story DLC for free. In an interview with Famitsu recently (translated by Gematsu), Toyama explained what you can expect from Another Story: The Ark of Time – Raven’s Choice, which lets you play as Raven, when it launches in March: It will depict what happens to ark left over at the end of the previous game and the children. At first we wanted to put it in the main story, but we decided to cut it since those who didn’t play the previous game wouldn’t understand it. Taking your time playing it will take about five hours. If you’re planning on picking up Gravity Rush 2 when it launches this week on PlayStation 4 (18th in Europe, 20th in North America), there shouldn’t be a day one update. Discussing the future of Gravity Rush, Toyama said he would want it to be something new: It’s still a blank slate, but I feel like I’ve put my all into it this time, so if I make a sequel, I want it to be something new. For example, READ FULL STORY…

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Gravity Rush 2 Download Size & Trophy List Revealed

[embedded content] With the pre-load now available through the European PlayStation Store, it’s been revealed that Gravity Rush 2 is a 17.13GB download. To start playing Gravity Rush 2, you only need to have 6.31GB downloaded. By pre-ordering Gravity Rush 2 in Europe, you’ll receive a unique white costume for Kat, a PS4 theme, and the Director’s Choice soundtrack. As one user on Reddit notes though, both the theme and soundtrack are locked until launch day (January 18 in Europe). If you live in North America and pre-order Gravity Rush 2 through the PlayStation Store, you’ll instantly receive 10 exclusive avatars. You’ll also receive the 9-track soundtrack and the white costume for Kat on launch day. Gravity Rush 2 will unlock at 12am ET on Friday, January 20 in North America. Thanks to early copies of Gravity Rush 2 going out, the Trophy list has been revealed by Power Up Gaming. There’s two hidden Trophies, a Platinum (titled Ultimate Shifter), and over 30 total Trophies. Here’s some of the highlights (no story spoilers): Gold Gem Collector – Collected 60,000 precious gems Gold Medalist – Completed all challenge missions with gold or better Lifetime Service Award – Completed all side missions Silver Power Kat – Raised all of Kat’s powers to the maximum READ…

Gravity Rush 2 – Everything You Need to Know

Few titles understood the PlayStation Vita quite like Gravity Rush. Japan Studio’s mind-bending adventure game was released at a time when players were still getting to grips with Sony’s flagship handheld — the gyroscope, the accelerometer, that damned rear touchpad — but by embracing said quirks, Gravity Rush became an early showcase of Vita’s capabilities, and it’s fair to say that the PlayStation faithful quickly took a shine to Kat and her astral feline, Dusty. Sony wasted no time in announcing a sequel, but it was only after the PS4 launch of Gravity Rush Remastered that the platform-holder confirmed Gravity Rush 2 to be real. There is one small caveat to the follow-up: Kat and Dusty have officially left PS Vita behind in favor of the PlayStation 4. Creating Gravity Rush 2 solely for PS4 allowed for a bigger and more ambitious title, it seems, and Sony’s own Shuhei Yoshida believes fans will understand exactly why Japan Studio skipped PS Vita come release. And so, in anticipation of its PS4 launch on January 20 (January 18 for those in Europe), we’ve scoured the four corners of the Internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile Everything You Need to…

Watch the Live Action Gravity Rush 2 Trailer

[embedded content] 2017 is shaping up to be a year filled with live action trailers for games starring adorable cats, and you won’t find any complaints about that here. Following in the footsteps of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Sony has put out a new live action video promoting Gravity Rush 2. The four minute video (which you can watch embedded above) shows a student working on her graduation thesis (dealing with none other than Newton’s Law of Gravity), and dealing with a rather mischievous kitten. PlayStation LifeStyle recently reviewed the first major PlayStation 4 exclusive of 2017, and the game received a positive critique. Here’s what our own Keri Honea had to say about the gravity bending platformer: Gravity Rush 2 lacks quite a bit in the story department, even with the side missions, but the improved combat and series-unique exploration make it difficult to put the game down. Even when Kat’s flailings are incredibly annoying and detrimental, and even with the awful stealth missions, it’s even more difficult to not have fun this adventure. Previous experience isn’t required either, as Kat basically has to learn everything all over from the beginning anyway. If Gravity Rush was always a game you meant to get…

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Gravity Rush 2 Runs at a Near Constant 30fps on Both PS4 & PS4 Pro, Video Analysis Shows

[embedded content] Gravity Rush 2 isn’t releasing until next week, but Digital Foundry has already taken a look at the upcoming title, measuring the frame-rate and comparing the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro versions (beginning at 0:52). In terms of performance, Gravity Rush 2 runs at a near constant 30fps on both PS4 systems. You will notice minor dips at rare moments when there’s lots of dust, smoke, and other objects on-screen, but it never goes below 27fps. All in all, Digital Foundry says, “The majority of the experience is a completely locked 30 frames-per-second on both consoles” and the game suffers from “no noticeable performance or visual flaws.” With the resolution, regular PS4 owners will find a native 1080p. On PS4 Pro, it runs at a full 2160p on a 4K screen and 1080p on a 1080p screen with downsampling, resulting in cleaner edges and finer distant detail. Although Gravity Rush 2 is at 2160p on PS4 Pro, Digital Foundry adds: Closed pixel counts suggest a full 2160p here, but when looking at the scene as a whole, it doesn’t look as clean as a native 4K image would actually suggest. Essentially, it looks more as if the geometry pass is handled entirely at a native READ…

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Here’s 90 Minutes of Gravity Rush 2 Gameplay

January 10, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning [embedded content] Now that the review embargo has lifted on Gravity Rush 2 for PlayStation 4 (our review), tons of gameplay videos have been uploaded. You’ll find one from us featuring over 13 minutes of gameplay above, and one from Eurogamer showcasing 90 minutes of Chapter 2 footage below: [embedded content] Additionally, PlayStation Access detailed the map from top to bottom, GameSpot offered up a boss fight, and Push Square took a look at the Prologue: [embedded content] [embedded content] [embedded content] On Twitter, Sony Japan’s Yasuhiro Kitao revealed that “Gravity Rush 2 will support 4K on the PS4 Pro.” However, “it won’t support 60fps.” The Gravity Rush 2 demo is now available to download through the PlayStation Store. The game itself launches next week on January 18 in Europe and January 20 in North America. Will you be getting Gravity Rush 2 next week? [Source: Yasuhiro Kitao (Twitter) via Reddit] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Gravity Rush 2 Review – Impossible to Put Down (PS4)

Gravity Rush was one of the premier PlayStation Vita exclusives and happened to be rather groundbreaking for the time. The next chapter in Kat’s story is here, and it sadly will not drop on to the Vita. The series has gravitated toward the PS4, and it fits on the big screen quite well. The screen-size isn’t the only element to Gravity Rush 2 that was enlarged; the game maps, side missions, and overall scope grew as well. With so much packed in to this sequel, the developer risks overcompensating for any past issues. Then again, devs are often damned if they don’t change enough or damned if they change too much. Question is, however, with all of these adjustments, does Gravity Rush 2 soar to the sky or plummet like a rock? New People to Save, Same Gravity Problems Kat may have saved Hekseville from their plight during the gravity storms, but these storms aren’t done with Kat and her friends yet. A gravity storm sucks up Kat, Syd, Dusty, and Raven and deposits them on the other side of the world. Kat and Syd wake up in Banga, a floating mining village. If they want to stay with the miners, READ…

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Gravity Rush 2: The Kotaku Review

Despite its infuriating control issues, awful stealth missions, interminable boss fights and half-baked sidequests, I cannot discount Gravity Rush 2’s mammoth ambition and abundance of otherworldly charm. If a game must be a mess, at least let it be this exuberant a mess. Advertisement Gravity Rush 2 is an open-world superhero game that tells the tale of Kat, a mysterious woman who fell from the sky at the start of 2012’s Gravity Rush. Kat is a “shifter,” a powerful being with the ability to manipulate gravity. With the press of a button, you can reorient her personal gravitational pull, which means she can fall up, down, or sideways. She can use her personal gravity field to hurl debris at her enemies, stand on walls and launch a flying side-kick from about a hundred yards. She’s also a cheery dope with a taste for junk food and a near pathological eagerness to please. At the start of the first game, Kat found herself in the floating city of Hekseville with no memory of who she was or how she got there. By that game’s conclusion, Kat had risen to prominence as READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Gravity Rush: The Animation – Overture Animated Film Bridges Gap for the Sequel

[embedded content] Ever wanted a Gravity Rush anime, then you’re in luck! Sony has released a two-part Gravity Rush animated short films titled “Gravity Rush: The Animation – Overture.” Produced by Studio Khara (Rebuild of Evangelion), the clip is split into parts A and B, and runs close to 20 minutes combined. The clip above has the two part in one video for an easier transition time. And yes, as people might expect, the language spoken in the animated videos are from Gravity Rush’s own unique dialect. The full video description reads: Gravity Rush: The Animation – Overture, bridges the gap between the original Gravity Rush and the sequel Gravity Rush 2. This anime has been produced by Studio Khara, best known for their work on Rebuild of Evangelion. Gravity Rush 2 will be this January 20, 2017 for the PlayStation 4. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!