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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…

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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 Demo Now Out on PS4, Is 6.2GB

[embedded content] A 6.2GB download, the free Gravity Rush 2 demo is now available to download on PlayStation 4 through the PlayStation Store (North America, Europe). Featuring two paths – one for newcomers to the series and one for experienced players, with each containing unique content – here’s what to expect from the demo: Try out new gravity-defying powers across the streets and skies in this high-flying demo. Join gravity shifter Kat as she returns to battle a fearsome enemy threatening to unravel the fabric of the universe. Experiment with unique Jupiter and Lunar powers to fight waves of Nevi and soldiers across the bustling markets and docklands. And then unite with former rival Raven to unleash deadly tag team attacks as you come face-to-face with a secret weapon… As the description in North America adds, “Please note that this code was produced during the middle of game development, and is not representative of final game quality.” Sony revealed yesterday that the downloadable demo is the same one shown off at E3 and other events. PlayStation Europe wrote some demo tips on the PlayStation Blog, providing more details on the two different paths in the process: Right at the demo’s start you’re asked…

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Gravity Rush 2 Announces Demo Will Release Tomorrow

With Less Than A Month To Go Until Gravity Rush 2’s Official Release, Tomorrow Will Bring The Chance to Try Out Kat’s Powers. A lot is happening for Gravity Rush 2 this year! First of all, we were able to play the remastered original, that released back in February. We received trailers, back story, and gameplay footage. Now it seems, before the year is out, we get a demo too! If you haven’t yet seen the trailers for the game, take a look at the one below. A recent article on the Playstation Blog announced tomorrow will feature the official release of the Gravity Rush 2 Demo. This demo is available for download from the PlayStation Store December 22nd. Players will have an early chance to see how the gameplay and mechanics measure up on the PS4, and how beautifully the game turned out. As someone who has personally played the demo, this writer can say that the mechanics are very engaging. With the power and graphic capability of the PS4, the gravity-altering powers are really taken to the next level. Seems like there is no end to the effortless ways to combine Kat’s powers and gameplay handles well. But we will let you form

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The Last Guardian Video Review – Emotional, Beautiful, Frustrating

The Last Guardian Video Review If you’ve ever waited an extended period of time for anything in your life you’ll know that the longer you wait the higher your expectations will rise. It makes sense then that a lot was expected of Fumito Ueda and JAPAN Studios’ The Last Guardian. A near 10-year cycle from announcement to release, the game had a lot of people really worked up to finally get their hands on it. The obvious question is did it live up to the hype? In some ways, it absolutely did, in others not so much. It’s a beautiful piece of art with a compelling narrative that suffers serious issues in terms of camera and control. You can feel free to check out our written review but if listening and seeing is your preferred method we’ve got you covered. Have a look at our video review for The Last Guardian. The review was handled by our Executive Editor Shawn Petraschuk and he summed up his experience saying, “If you can go into The Last Guardian with an understanding that its most important piece is the story of the boy and Trico then you will adore it. If you’re the type to

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The Last Guardian Review – An Emotional Journey 10 Years in the Making

The Last Guardian Review The waiting game is a curious beast. It messes with your head and the longer you wait for something the higher your expectations rise. What sort of expectations do you think arise from a waiting game of nearly ten years? Well, if we’re being honest they’re probably high enough to become borderline unreachable. In the case of Team ICO’s (JAPAN Studio), The Last Guardian an odd sort of level headed approach tempered the hype as it led up to release. People were excited, yes but there weren’t expectations alongside the hype that seemed so big they were unachievable. Does The Last Guardian live up to what was expected? Perhaps for some, probably not for others but there’s no arguing that it is an emotionally taught journey from start to finish, even with its ever present control and camera issues. In The Last Guardian, you partake on an intense journey with a boy and Trico, a giant creature that looks to be part dog, part cat, and part bird. In the beginning of the game, this legendary creature is bound and injured and the boy awakens near it not knowing how he came to be there

PaRappa the Rapper Remastered Release Date Listed on PlayStation.com

[embedded content] Announced at PlayStation Experience 2016 with a 2017 launch window, PaRappa the Rapper Remastered for PlayStation 4 is releasing on March 28, 2017, according to the listing on PlayStation.com. The overview for PaRappa the Rapper Remastered adds that all the songs and funky characters from the original game return in the remaster. In the details section, Sony says it will include dynamic 4K support on PS4 Pro and 1080p support on PS4, and the game itself includes remastered hi-res textures, enhanced audio, and additional alternative audio tracks. And here’s a quick look at the new features: “Feel the beat” – the controller vibrates to the beat throughout the song “See the beat” – enlarge the player icon so you know you hit the beat It doesn’t look like there’s a product listing for Locoroco Remastered on PlayStation.com yet, but there is one for Patapon Remastered. Although the release date for Patapon Remastered is just a placeholder for now, the description says it will include support for 4K resolution on PS4 Pro and 1080p resolution on PS4. Here’s an overview for Patapon Remastered: Patapon is an innovative, rhythm-based 2D platform/action game marching to PlayStation 4 with revitalized graphics output in 4K resolution and 1080p. An iconic PlayStation game, players are tasked…

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The Last Guardian Trophy List Revealed, Platinum Requires Speed & Caution

Featuring 24 Trophies in total, The Last Guardian Trophy list has been revealed by Exophase. To unlock the Platinum Trophy in The Last Guardian, you’ll have to beat the game in under five hours, beat the game without dying, hear every hint, give Trico every single barrel, make Trico put his head in every hole, and more. The Trophy list doesn’t appear to have too many blatant story spoilers, but you should still avoid it if you don’t want to know anything about The Last Guardian before playing it later this week: Platinum The Last Guardian – Collect all other trophies. Gold Lightning Emissary – Reach the end of the game in 5 hours or less. Untouchable Emissary – Reach the end of the game without a game over. Lock, Stock, and Barrel – Give Trico every single barrel. Losing Their Minds – Defeat 10 or more suits of armor by removing their heads. The Call of Nature – Catch Trico…in the act. Keep On Running – Avoid Trico for 3 minutes or longer when he goes wild in an antenna room. Intensive Care – Remove all spears from Trico as quickly as possible. Silver Fleet Emissary – Reach the end of the game in…

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Gravity Rush 2 Has Gone Gold

GRAVITY DAZE 2 無事にマスターアップ致しました!延期させていただいた分、さらなるブラッシュアップを施し、特典のアニメーション共に、凄く良い仕上がりになったと思います!2017年1月19日をお楽しみに! #グラビティデイズ2 pic.twitter.com/G69jWiYsoq — 外山圭一郎 (@K_Toyama) November 11, 2016 It isn’t releasing until next year, but Gravity Rush 2 has already gone gold, Game Director Keiichiro Toyama revealed on Twitter yesterday. In addition to saying they used the extra time to brush up the animation, resulting in a very good finish for the game, Toyama brought out the above gameplay clip, which features Kat falling. Gravity Rush 2 releases on January 18, 2017 in Europe and January 20, 2017 in North America for PlayStation 4. As a result of the previous delay, the planned story DLC will be given away for free. Meanwhile, developer Tripwire Interactive announced today that Killing Floor 2 has gone gold ahead of its November 18 release on PS4 and PC. They add that last week’s beta was “massively successful,” and the Steam Early Access version is already over one million copies sold. [Source: Keiichiro Toyama, Nick Accordino, PlayStation Europe] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

The Last Guardian 4K PS4 Pro Support Confirmed, New Gameplay Videos Released

[embedded content] When The Last Guardian launches on December 6 in North America and December 7 in Europe, it will support PlayStation 4 Pro and HDR on all PS4 systems. According to Eurogamer, the support will be added through a game update, and The Last Guardian will upscale to 4K and bring “minor performance improvements” on PS4 Pro. With less than a month until release, Sony brought out a new gameplay trailer, titled Discover the Legend. “From Japan Studio comes an unforgettable story of comradeship, trust and extraordinary adventures in a strange, mystical land,” the description adds. “When a young boy meets a colossal, mysterious creature named Trico, the pair form a deep, unbreakable bond that will help them survive amongst the crumbling ruins and malevolent dangers that surround them.” There were also some new gameplay videos published today by Eurogamer and GameSpot: [embedded content] [embedded content] In an interview with GameSpot, designer Fumito Ueda was asked about some of the unexpected stuff fans might find in The Last Guardian: I can’t reveal too much. But for example: Trico is your partner character in The Last Guardian. But Trico is not just your cute partner that’s going to be there and help you out. There are…

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The Last Guardian Has Finally Gone Gold, According to Sony Producer

Today, Jun Yoshino, a Sony Interactive Entertainment Producer on International Software Development team working on The Last Guardian, tweeted that the title has finally gone gold, meaning development is complete. Yoshino has since deleted the tweet, but not before Guerrilla Games responded (in an also now deleted tweet) by saying, “Congrats!” Assuming The Last Guardian truly did go gold today, it’s possible Yoshino simply tweeted the announcement too early and Sony is planning on doing a separate post about the game going gold. If they do, we’ll let you know. The Last Guardian was previously supposed to release next week on October 25, but it was delayed to December 6 because Sony wants to “deliver the most polished experience possible for our fans who have supported us for so long.” You can see 20 minutes of The Last Guardian gameplay over here, with the details from the ESRB rating over here. [Source: Jun Yoshino, Guerrilla Games] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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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…