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Gravity Rush 2’s Free Raven’s Choice DLC Is Live on PS4

[embedded content] Available as a free download to all players, The Ark of Time: Raven’s Choice DLC for Gravity Rush 2 is now live on the PlayStation Store (North America, Europe). “This free DLC features a brand new story for Gravity Rush 2 focusing on Kat’s partner, Raven,” the description 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.” A download size wasn’t listed for Raven’s Choice on the PlayStation Store. According to players, a new Gravity Rush 2 update is also live today, likely adding support for the DLC. Exophase shows that Raven’s Choice includes 11 new Trophies to unlock (two Silver, nine Bronze). Many of the Trophy descriptions feature spoilers, so we’ll just let you know that three Trophies ask you to finish Episode 2, Episode 4, and Episode 6, while another asks you to find all of the memories in the labyrinth in Episode 2. If you haven’t grabbed it yet, there’s also a free Phantasy Star Online 2 Collaboration Pack for Gravity Rush 2 that includes some items. [Source: Reddit, Exophase] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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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 – 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 2 Release Date Delayed to January 20, 2017

Despite production “proceeding smoothly,” Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that Gravity Rush 2 for PlayStation 4 has been delayed to January 18, 2017 in Europe and January 20, 2017 in North America. Since giving the previous November/December 2016 launch date earlier this year, “the landscape for that release date has changed dramatically,” with titles like Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian, Steep, and more crowding up the holiday schedule. As a result, Sony has decided to delay Gravity Rush 2 to 2017, with Game Director Keiichiro Toyama explaining: In July, we announced a release date for Gravity Rush 2 that we felt most appropriate for the title. Since then, though production is proceeding smoothly, the landscape for that release date has changed dramatically. Gravity Rush 2 is the conclusion of Kat’s journey, so we want players to have enough time to dive deep into her story. In addition, as a lot of work went into online features that allow for asynchronous player interaction, we want as many people as possible playing the title at the same time. Thus, after careful deliberation, we have decided to change the release date. Gravity Rush 2 will now launch on January 20, 2017. After apologizing for making players wait longer…

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Gravity Rush 2 has been delayed to January 18.

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Extended Gravity Rush 2 Gameplay Takes Flight, ESRB Rating Emerges

[embedded content] In the aftermath of EGX 2016 a new and extended gameplay demo has emerged for Gravity Rush 2, the mind-bending sequel in the works at Sony Japan Studio and Project Siren. Hailing from PlayStation Access, the 11-minute snippet comes hand-in-hand with news of the game’s ESRB rating, confirming that Gravity Rush 2 will be rated T for Teen when it touches down for PS4 come December. Citing “blood, fantasy violence, mild suggestive themes, partial nudity, and use of alcohol,” you can find a comprehensive overview of the ESRB’s reasoning below. “This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of a woman (Kat) searching for the origins to her gravity powers. From a third-person perspective, players explore environments, perform missions, and battle enemies using melee attacks and perspective shifts. Players mostly punch and kick enemies while flying through the air; some enemies use machine guns or knives to attack civilians or other warriors. One cutscene depicts a man stabbing another in the back; a credit sequence shows images of a man impaled on a spike with blood on his clothes and mouth. In a handful of scenes, a fantastical character is depicted partially nude (no nipples…