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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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Report: Target’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free Offer on Video Games Returns March 5

According to an early flyer obtained by Hot Coupon World, Target will be running their Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer on all video games from Sunday, March 5 through Saturday, March 11. Although the Buy 2, Get 1 free is valid on “all video games and full game downloads,” Nintendo Switch games aren’t eligible for the promotion. On the plus side, Ghost Recon Wildlands, which launches on March 7, is eligible. Other games coming out that week (but not pictured in the ad) include LEGO Worlds and NieR: Automata. You can see all of the full game downloads Target offers over here. Will you be buying three games from Target during the week of March 5? [Source: Hot Coupon World via CheapAssGamer, Wario64] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Limited Run Games Announces Seven Upcoming Titles, Including Runner2 & Tharsis

Limited Run Games was busy yesterday, announcing the upcoming releases of seven new titles, including Runner2, The Bit Trip, Astebreed, and Tharsis. Keeping in mind that all release dates are subject to change, here’s the details on the newly announced titles: Pang Adventures (PS4) – March 17 Runner2 (PS4, PS Vita) – March 17 Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (PS4) – March 2017 Astebreed (PS4) – April 2017 The Bit Trip (PS4, PS Vita) – Coming Soon Tharsis (PS4) – Coming Soon Drive!Drive!Drive! (PS4) – Coming Soon Following the releases of Pang Adventures and Runner2 on March 17, Limited Run Games is planning on offering games on March 24, March 31, and April 7, but they note that things are subject to change. There will be 3,500 copies of Runner2 available on each platform through Limited Run Games on March 17. If you’re heading to PAX East, a special version of Runner2 will be at Limited Run’s booth (a percentage will also be sold online), and it’s limited to 1,000 copies per platform. Totals weren’t given for the other titles, but each game typically sees 3,000 to 5,000 copies. [Source: Playism, Limited Run Games (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), Choice Provisions] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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10-Hour PSN Maintenance Scheduled for February 26, 2017

In a new update on the PlayStation Network Status Page, Sony has announced that the PSN will be undergoing 10.5 hours of maintenance beginning at 5pm PT/8pm ET on Sunday, February 26. It’s expected to end at 3:30am PT/6:30am ET on Monday, February 27. During next week’s PSN maintenance – which affects PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and the online store – you’ll be unable to access Gaming and Social, PlayStation Music, PlayStation Video, PlayStation Now, and Account Management. You should still be able to log in to your PSN profile and use most applications during the maintenance. Sony didn’t explain why they’re doing such a lengthy maintenance this time around. As always, Sony suggests activating your PS4 as your primary console before the maintenance begins by going to Settings > PlayStation Network/Account Management > Activate as Your Primary PS4 > Activate. They add, “We strive to ensure that PlayStation Network services are available at all times, but occasionally we must take PlayStation Network offline to perform essential maintenance and implement feature enhancements. We are working hard to reduce the duration of each maintenance.” If Sony releases PS4 update 4.50 during the maintenance, or if they add any new features, we’ll let you know. [Source: READ…

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Japanese Sales Chart: After Three Years, PS4 Has Sold 4.4 Million Units

Released on February 22, 2014, the PlayStation 4 has sold just over 4.4 million units in Japan in the last three years, Media Create data shows. Nearly 186,000 of those sales came from PS4 Pro, while the rest is from the launch/slimmer models. For comparison, PS Vita is at 5.54 million lifetime and PS3 is at 10.54 million lifetime. Although there were five new games to appear in the top 20 last week, only one – For Honor – made much of an impact, debuting in first place with 40,000 copies sold. Last week’s #1 title, Nioh, fell to second place, but lifetime sales are now over 100,000. According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from February 13 to 19, 2017: Games (Lifetime) For Honor (PS4) – 40,062 Nioh (PS4) – 25,776 (101,253) Pokemon Sun/Pokemon Moon (3DS) – 14,610 (3,163,538) Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (3DS) – 14,489 (136,539) Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Grotesque Ver. included) (PS4) – 11,772 (274,081) Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII with Power-Up Kit (PS4) – 7,719 Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) – 7,704 (969,775) Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (3DS) – 6,916 READ FULL…

Ys Origin Review – Dungeons, Demons, Ys Oh My! (PS4)

The Ys games have a rich history in action-JRPGs, starring the silent protagonist Adol Christin as he travels across various regions across the world, including Ys. Ys Origin has none of that. Instead, the origin story explains many of the mysteries of the Ys titles, such as the demon influx, how the Darm Tower came to be, as well as the history behind the twin goddesses, the Black Pearl, and the Six Priests. It’s meant to fill in any blanks for Ys fans who want to know more about the history of the people of Ys and round out Adol’s adventures in the first two Ys games. That said, however, like most origin stories, Ys Origin doesn’t bring a lot to the table in terms of a typical Ys game. It’s not nearly as lengthy as the other games, simply because there’s zero exploration to be had. The entire game takes place in the infamous Darm Tower, and thus, it’s a series of consecutive dungeon crawls with nothing in between them. There are no side quests, no time to explore, no real crafting system; there’s virtually nothing to distract you from the monotony of running through dungeon after dungeon. Each dungeon has variety to be sure, but the pattern is…

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…

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 –…

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Power Rangers-Inspired RPG Chroma Squad Coming to PS4 in May, Vita Version Cancelled

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that its tactical RPG, Chroma Squad, will be out on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May this year. Additionally, the previously announced PS Vita version has been cancelled. The press release provided doesn’t mention why the Vita version was cancelled, however. The game, which is already out on PC, is described as follows on its Steam page: Customize your TV studio: hire actors, upgrade your gear, do marketing, craft weapons, costumes and giant cardboard robots! Tactical RPG combat with a twist: combine your heroes’ abilities with Teamwork maneuvers! In-Depth RPG systems with skill trees, random equipment, crafting, and branching storyline with 3 different endings! Giant Mecha combat – destroy the city to save the city! A love letter to Power Rangers, Tokusatsu and the Japanese series of our childhoods! Deliciously-animated pixel art and a chiptune soundtrack that shines like justice! Were any of our readers planning to pick up Chroma Squad for the Vita? READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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UK Sales Chart: For Honor & Sniper Elite 4 Debut in 1st & 2nd

Ubisoft’s first #1 since The Division last year, For Honor managed to hold off fellow newcomer Sniper Elite 4 and debut in first place. As GfK notes, 57% of For Honor’s sales came on PlayStation 4 (43% were on Xbox One), and “it is the biggest entirely new IP to launch at No1 since No Man’s Sky.” Here’s the top 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending February 18, 2017 according to GfK Chart-Track: For Honor Sniper Elite 4 Grand Theft Auto V (up 7%) FIFA 17 (up 45%) Battlefield 1 (up 48%) Resident Evil 7 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Rocket League Forza Horizon 3 (up 138%) Watch Dogs 2 Overwatch Nioh (down 69%) Minecraft: Xbox Edition Hitman: The Complete First Season LEGO Dimensions (up 187%) WWE 2K17 LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Pokemon Sun Steep Skyrim Special Edition Do you think Berserk and the Band of the Hawk will open in the top five this week? [Source: GfK Chart-Track (1), (2), Games Industry] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Terraria Has Sold Over 20 Million Copies, Console Launch of Terraria 1.3 is “Around the Corner”

Terraria developer Re-Logic has announced that the sandbox action adventure title has sold over 20 million copies as of the end of 2016. Originally released in May 2011 for PC, the game later released worldwide on the PlayStation 3, PS4, and PS Vita among a plethora of other platforms. To mark the occasion, Re-Logic shared some Terraria “fun facts” that show us how far the game has come. Check them out below. Launch: May 2011 PC Only ~250 Items 6 NPCs (7 if you count the Old Man ) 20 Enemies 3 Bosses 10 Biomes Game “ended” with the Dungeon, explorable upon defeating the final boss of the game at the time, Skeletron Today ~20.5 Million Copies Sold (8.5m alone in the 18 months since 1.3 on PC!) Available across one of the widest arrays of gaming platforms of any game ever: PC/Mac/Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS VITA, PS4, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Amazon mobile devices ~3,800 Items 25 NPCs (26 if you count the Old Man ) ~350 Enemies 16 Bosses (plus 9 mini-bosses!) 27 Biomes (Plus a number of “mini-biomes” such as Pyramids or Living Trees) Handful of Optional “Events” (The…

Classic Heath

6 Vita Games That Made Me Cry

Over the years, we’ve sure got a lot of great Vita games. But there are a lot of haters out there who just don’t realize how much gold is stacked up in this powerhouse’s library. Well get ready to see how wrong you are — and grab a tissue box while you’re at it — because these are six super-sad Vita games that made me cry real tears. I have three Vitas and I used to sit them down and let them hang out with each other, until they got a little bit snippy and started excluding me from the group. That was enough of that. But for real, did you ever drop your handheld and cry? I did in the above examples (well, the ones that are actual games), to varying degrees ranging from “just a little misty” to face-mashing streams of tears. Off the top of my head, the endings of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII and later Final Fantasy Type-0 got me good on PSP. I teared up when I played a certain part of Chrono Trigger, since I never made it far on the SNES was only getting to the big story stuff on my PSP. [embedded content]…

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…

Acttil

NA, EU Finally Get Deemo: Last Recital

Deemo may have “never left without saying goodbye,” but as far as North America and Europe are concerned, there was never even a “Hello.” This spring, there will be. Thanks to publishers PM Studios and acttil, the piano-pounding rhythm game will make its way to both the European and North American markets via their respective PlayStation Network storefronts. Yes, that sadly means no physical release, but hey, up until this point, there was nothing at all for these regions. It was released in Japan and Asian territories in 2015; first digital, later physical. An exact release date was not specified. The press release only mentions spring. I’ve played this game on my Android tablet and my Vita and completely adore it. In its release year, I treated myself to the Vita version on my birthday. I downloaded it, immediately full-comboed “Dream,” then collapsed backwards crying because it reminds me of my dead grandpa.[embedded content] I miss him. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!