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March 2017 PS4, PSVR & PS Vita New Releases in North America and Europe

March is filled with big releases, including Horizon Zero Dawn (in Europe), Mass Effect Andromeda, NieR: Automata, Ghost Recon Wildlands, MLB The Show 17, LEGO Worlds, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, Danganronpa 1&2 Reload, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 3, Toukiden 2, DLC for Final Fantasy XV and Dark Souls III, and much more. The March 2017 PlayStation Plus games will likely be announced on Wednesday, March 1, before going live on Tuesday, March 7. As of right now, here’s everything scheduled to release next month; for an up to the minute list, head over to our March 2017 release dates page, which we keep up to date: PlayStation 4 Games North America A King’s Tale: Final Fantasy XV (PSN) – March 1 WRC 6 (Retail & PSN) – March 3 Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey (Retail & PSN) – March 7 Ghost Recon Wildlands (Retail & PSN) – March 7 LEGO Worlds (Retail & PSN) – March 7 Loot Rascals (PSN) – March 7 NieR: Automata (Retail & PSN) – March 7 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Retail) – March 7 2Dark (PSN) – March 10 Danganronpa 1&2 Reload (Retail & PSN) – READ FULL…

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Plantronics RIG 4VR Headset Review – More Than Just 4VR

Up until a couple weeks ago, I had been using a pair of in-ear headphones with my PlayStation VR headset. They’re on old pair of Skullcandy earbuds that I’ve had for the better part of five years. I do have a PlayStation Gold headset, but it doesn’t fit comfortably with the narrow ear space that PSVR leaves, so it’s either deal with the earbuds or use my surround sound system, which lacks the same immersion using headphones gives. When Plantronics reached out to me to check out the PlayStation licensed RIG 4VR, I jumped at the opportunity to get my hands on and ears under something that would improve my VR experience. Turns out the RIG 4VR isn’t just a one trick pony, and has many applications beyond only being “4VR.” The most obvious design aspect of the RIG 4VR headset is the narrow oval ear cups that allow it to fit within the space PSVR leaves for your ears. The matte white and black style fits right in with Sony’s own design for the PSVR, which makes sense given this was licensed by Sony, and artful and aesthetically pleasing designs have always been a staple of their products. READ…

Farpoint

Sony’s GDC 2017 Lineup Includes Farpoint, Gran Turismo Sport

At the 2017 Game Developers Conference next week, Sony will have a number of playable PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and PlayStation VR games at their booth (1202 in the South Hall), including Farpoint, Gran Turismo Sport, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Here’s the full list: PSVR Farpoint Dino Frontier Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin PS4 Pro GT Sport Horizon Zero Dawn RiME PS4 Pyre Full Throttle Remastered Everything Nex Machina Gang Beasts Cosmic Star Heroine Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Nidhogg 2 Sundered Rain World EITR GNOG Gran Turismo Sport is scheduled to release later this year. Farpoint’s release date is TBC. Sony will also have some tech kiosks at GDC 2017 where you can try out the PlayStation VR Aim Controller with Farpoint, listen to the 3D audio in Uncharted 4, learn about PSVR game engines, and more. Additionally, Sponsored Sessions will focus on competitive gaming, the PSVR Aim Controller, 3D audio, and more. You can see everything Sony’s planning for GDC 2017 over here. According to an article from Games Industry, a 10ft x 10ft booth at GDC 2017 costs $1,660 USD per day, while a 50ft x 50ft booth costs $41,500 USD per day. On Wednesday, March 1, the READ FULL STORY…

Archiact

Darknet Hitting PSVR Next Month

[embedded content] In a press release sent earlier today, Augmented and virtual reality studio Archiact has announced that E McNeill’s cyberpunk hacking game “Darknet,” will be releasing for the PlayStation VR on March 7 for $14.99. Released last year for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR, the PSVR version of Darknet has been “tailored” for Sony’s platform which includes a few notable improvements such as: full audio integration to the DualShock 4’s built in speaker, art enhancements to the user interface (UI), and of course, Trophy support that players can earn as they play. You can check out gameplay of Darknet in the clip above (gameplay clip from Oculus Rift version) READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

DLC & Patches

PlayStation Store Global Update – February 21, 2017

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update. North American Update February’s PlayStation Plus Lineup PSVR Games Mervils: A VR Adventure ($19.99) Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin ($19.99) PS4 Games Berserk and the Band of the Hawk with Bonus ($59.99) Chime Sharp ($9.99) Clouds & Sheep 2 ($9.99) DiRT Rally® PLUS PLAYSTATION®VR BUNDLE ($69.99/PS+ $37.09) Ghost Recon Open Beta (Free) The Jackbox Party Pack ($59.99) Malicious fallen ($29.99) Malicious Fallen Deluxe Edition ($39.99) Night in the Woods ($19.99) Sky Ride ($14.99) Starry Nights : Helix ($3.99) Toki Tori 2+ ($14.99) Two Tribes Pack: RIVE & Toki Tori 2+ ($26.99) Typoman ($12.99) Vaccine ($9.99) Warhammer Quest ($19.99) Ys Origin ($19.99) PS4 Add-on Content 3on3 FreeStyle – PlayStation®Plus Bonus Pack (Feb) (Free for PS+) Berserk and the Band of the Hawk DLC Costumes ($3.49 and up) Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare Remastered C.O.D.E. Brass Pack ($4.99) DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours Capcom DLC Pack ($11.99) DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours Progear ($4.99) READ FULL…

Double Fine

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin Review – Psychically Immersed (PSVR)

[embedded content] Psychonauts was one of my favorite games of the PlayStation 2 era. It blended fun platforming with the benchmark bizarre style and humor that Double Fine quickly became known for. While Tim Schafer had been adding his quirky flavor to games for many years before Psychonauts released in 2005, it was the first title under Schafer’s own studio, Double Fine, founded after he left LucasArts. In the decade since, fans have been clamoring to return to the psychic world of Psychonauts. We’re getting a full fledged sequel next year, but in the meantime PlayStation VR owners get treated to a small midquel — a word that doesn’t technically exist — to bridge the gap between the two games. Retaining a characteristically colorful Tim Burton style vibe, the art style and level of detail is perfect for the type of immersion that VR offers. Too often I was content to just look around each environment, absorbing the small in-jokes and bizarre ambiance. While it’s built to delight many, there’s an attention to detail that will satisfy the longtime fans of Raz and his extrasensory cohorts. Aside from the obvious connection in it being a follow-up, there are a number of small references READ…

PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of February 21, 2017

This week on the North American PlayStation Store, you’ll find the big Critics’ Choice Sale offering deep discounts on acclaimed games from 2016, an EA Publisher Sale, the return of the Spend $100, Get $15 Back promotion, and more. Here’s the games on sale this week through the PlayStation Store, with many offers ending on February 28 at 8am PT/11am ET: Critics’ Choice Sale (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price) PlayStation 4 Batman: Return to Arkham – $34.99, $29.99 Darkest Dungeon – $12.49, $9.99 Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – $5.99, $4.99 Destiny: The Collection – $44.39, $40.83 Destiny: The Collection Upgrade – Price Not Given Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – $26.99, $20.99 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Digital Deluxe Edition – $40.49, $31.49 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – $29.39, $24.69 DiRT Rally – $29.99, $23.99 DiRT Rally Plus PlayStation VR Bundle (PS4) – $43.39, $37.09 Dishonored 2 – $44.99, $41.39 Doom – $35.99, $29.99 Doom Digital Deluxe – $59.99, $49.99 Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition – $7.99, $5.99 Dragon Age Inquisition GOTY Edition – $19.99, $15.99 Enter the Gungeon – $8.99, $7.49 F1 2016 – $38.99, $32.99 Fallout 4 – $35.99, $29.99 Fallout 4 Digital Deluxe Bundle –…

Here They Lie Update Tomorrow Will Make it Playable on PS4 Without a PSVR Headset

[embedded content] Released last year for PlayStation VR, horror game Here They Lie (our review) will receive an update tomorrow that makes it playable on PlayStation 4, developer Tangentlemen announced today. As Co-creative Director Cory Davis explained, “That’s right, Here They Lie will be updated on February 21 to be playable without a PSVR headset – the Standard version. If you already own Here They Lie for PSVR, you’ll automatically receive this update through a downloadable patch. Anyone purchasing Here They Lie after February 21 will get both versions of the game.” If you’re a PS4 Pro owner, tomorrow’s update will also add 4K/HDR support, an “all-around higher quality render-mode for PS4 Pro on PSVR,” better shadows, post-processing effects, dynamic flashlight shadows, and ambient occlusion. Other features in the update include a controller configuration screen, Chapter Select screen, subtitles (Standard version only), and improved anti-aliasing and lighting. Additionally, PSVR users will find improved head tracking, sharper visuals, more tutorial screens, and the ability to seamlessly switch between the VR and non-VR version. [Source: PlayStation Blog; trailer is from the PSVR launch last year] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

PS4, PSVR & PS Vita New Releases This Week: February 21, 2017 – Berserk Night

The week before Horizon Zero Dawn is a busy one that sees Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, Malicious Fallen, Ys Origin, Night in the Woods, DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Watch Dogs 2, and more. By pre-ordering Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin from the PlayStation Store, you’ll receive a copy of Psychonauts for PlayStation 4 (and 10% off the $19.99 USD regular price if you’re a PlayStation Plus member). Night in the Woods also has a 10% pre-order discount for PS+ members. *All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted. PlayStation 4 Games A Pixel Story (PSN) ACA NeoGeo Neo Turf Masters (PSN) – NA Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (Retail & PSN) Chime Sharp (PSN) Clouds and Sheep 2 (PSN) – NA Forma.8 (PSN, cross-buy) Malicious Fallen (PSN) Night in the Woods (PSN) Shift Happens (PSN) Typoman (PSN) – NA Vaccine (PSN) – NA Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch (PSN in NA; Retail & PSN in EU) Warhammer Quest (PSN) – NA Ys Origin (PSN) PlayStation VR Games Mervils: A VR Adventure (PSN) – NA Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin (PSN) PlayStation Vita Games Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PSN) Forma.8 (PSN, cross-buy) READ FULL…

DiRT Rally’s PlayStation VR DLC Is Live, Includes PS4 Pro Support

[embedded content] Codemasters has announced that the DiRT Rally PlayStation VR DLC is now available to download through the PlayStation Store for $12.99 USD/£9.99. If you don’t own DiRT Rally already, a special PlayStation VR Bundle that includes the game, PSVR DLC, and the three Fully Loaded DLC packs is available now for £39.99 in Europe until February 27, and for $43.39 USD in North America from February 18 to 28. “Whether it be racing through the forests of Finland, climbing the iconic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb course, or going bumper-to-bumper with other supercars in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, you can do it all with your PlayStation VR headset on,” Codemasters explained about the DLC. “Every track, stage, car, and discipline is available for PSVR users — there’s nothing off-limits when it comes to immersing yourself in DiRT’s off-road racing world.” Additionally, the PSVR DLC includes a new co-driver mode where “a second player can become engrossed in the action as they use the buttons and touchpad on a DualShock 4 to give the pace note calls to the driver from the social screen.” At the end of each stage, you’ll be given an accuracy rating. The PSVR DLC is also fully…

News

StarBlood Arena Launches on April 11 for PSVR

[embedded content] First announced at PlayStation Experience, StarBlood Arena from WhiteMoon Dreams is coming to PlayStation VR on April 11 in North America and April 12 in Europe. According to GameStop and the PlayStation Store, it will cost $39.99 USD/£34.99. By pre-ordering StarBlood Arena, you’ll receive the Legends Pack, which includes the Steel Hercules skin for The Baron, El Diablo Azul skin for Buck, Granny Granny Boom Boom skin for Alice, and 10,000 BloodBux. BloodBux are used to buy “stuff that we haven’t even revealed yet,” and can be earned while fighting in the Arena. Here’s what to expect from StarBlood Arena: Test your mettle in furious arena combat as you move, evade, and attack in any direction against pilots from every corner of the galaxy. Fight for glory, credits, and your life as the StarBlood Network broadcasts every lawless match for the universe to see. Whether it’s single player Carnage deathmatches, Team Carnage deathmatches, or Invaders co-op, you’ll be constantly challenged to step up your game and prove that you’ve got the skills to emerge victorious. Outmaneuver your opposition in chaotic combat with total freedom to move, evade, and attack in any direction. Pilot one of 9 distinct ships with their own unique pilot, playstyle, and READ…

deals

PlayStation Store Global Update – February 14, 2017

Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update. North American Update February’s PlayStation Plus Lineup New Pre-orders Horizon Zero Dawn ($59.99) Horizon Zero Dawn Digital Deluxe Edition ($69.99) Lego Worlds ($24.99) Night in the Wood ($19.99/PS+ $17.99) Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin ($19.99/PS+ $17.99) PSVR Games Joshua Bell VR Experience (Free) PS4 Games Battle Islands: Commanders (Free) Flywrench ($6.99) For Honor ($59.99) For Honor Deluxe Edition ($69.99) For Honor Gold Edition ($99.99) iO ($7.99/PS+ $6.39) Monster Loves You ($9.99/PS+ $7.49) MX Nitro ($19.99) Ride 2 ($59.99) Semispheres ($9.99/PS+ $8.99) Sniper Elite 4 ($59.99) Sniper Elite 4 Deluxe Edition ($89.99) Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found ($14.99) Vertical Drop Heroes HD ($6.99/PS+ 5.59) PS Vita Games Bridge Constructor ($9.99) iO ($7.99/PS+ $6.39) Uncanny Valley ($12.99) Vertical Drop Heroes HD ($6.99/PS+ 5.59) PS4 DLC Assetto Corsa Porsche Pack Vol.3 DLC ($6.99) Battle Islands: Commanders Bonus Supply Drop (Free) Nugget of Gold ($.99) Bag of Gold ($4.99) READ FULL STORY AT…

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PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of February 14, 2017

This week on the North American PlayStation Store, you’ll find a Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Sale, a 2K publisher sale, deals on Rocket League DLC, and more. Here’s the games on sale this week through the PlayStation Store, with many offers ending on February 21 at 8am PT/11am ET: Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Sale PlayStation 4 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – $14.99 Final Fantasy VII – $7.99 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – $9.99 Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition – $29.99 Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Collector’s Edition – Price Not Shown Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward – Price Not Show Final Fantasy XIV Online – $19.79 Final Fantasy XV – $39.59 Final Fantasy XV Digital Premium Edition – $64.59 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – $24.99 World of Final Fantasy – $35.99 PlayStation 3 Final Fantasy XIII-2 – $7.49 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – $14.99 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – $9.99 PlayStation Vita Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy (PSP) – $7.49 Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP) – $7.49 Final Fantasy III (PSP) – $4.99 Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (PSP) – $7.49 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP) – $4.99 Final Fantasy READ FULL…

News

Star Trek: Bridge Crew Suffers Another Delay, Now Arrives on May 30

Originally expected in November 2016, before getting pushed to March 2017, Star Trek: Bridge Crew for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive is now arriving on May 30. Along with the new release date, Ubisoft also announced today that Star Trek: Bridge Crew will include a playable version of the U.S.S. Enterprise bridge from Star Trek: The Original Series. The U.S.S. Enterprise bridge will be available in the Ongoing Voyages mode, which generates randomized missions. Red Storm Entertainment Senior Creative Director David Votypka explained why they included the U.S.S. Enterprise bridge: We felt it was important to include a part of classic Star Trek with this game, especially during Star Trek’s 50th anniversary. The original U.S.S. Enterprise is such an iconic part of the franchise – it’s the ship that started it all. The adventures and relationships that took place on the ship are a special part of Star Trek history, so we were determined to give players the opportunity to create their own adventures and stories on this classic ship. Votypka also said they’re “appreciative of players’ patience as we finalize work on the game to bring the Star Trek experience we envisioned to life.” Star Trek: Bridge Crew allows you to command a Starfleet READ FULL STORY…