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PS4, PSVR & PS Vita New Releases This Week: May 30, 2017 – Danger Bridge

Some of the biggest new releases this week include Tekken 7 and Lock’s Quest for PlayStation 4, Star Trek: Bridge Crew for PlayStation VR, and Ys Origin for PlayStation Vita. *All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted. PlayStation 4 Games ACA NeoGeo Metal Slug 2 (PSN) – NA ACA NeoGeo The Last Blade (PSN) – NA Briks (PSN) – NA Crossout (PSN) Damascus Gear: Tokyo Battle HD Edition (PSN) – NA Danger Zone (PSN) Energy Balance (PSN) – NA Enigmatis 2: The Mists of Ravenwood (PSN) Illusoria (PSN) Lock’s Quest (PSN) MXGP3: The Official Motocross Videogame (Retail & PSN) – EU Oh… Sir!! The Insult Simulator (PSN) – NA Paddle Vs. Paddle (PSN) Perception (PSN) Polarity: Ultimate Edition (PSN) – NA Randall (PSN) – NA Tekken 7 (Retail & PSN) Thea: The Awakening (PSN) – NA Toukiden 2: Free Alliances Version (PSN) PlayStation VR Games Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Retail & PSN) PlayStation Vita Games Bodycheck (PSN) – EU Shu (PSN) – NA Toukiden 2: Free Alliances Version (PSN) Ys Origin (PSN) DLC Ghost Recon Wildlands ‘Fallen Ghosts’ (PS4 – Season Pass Owners) Mafia III ‘Stones Unturned’ (PS4) The Walking Dead: A New Frontier ‘Episode 5: From the Gallows’ (PS4) *Keep in mind that all READ FULL STORY…


Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Launches on September 12 in the West for PS4, PS Vita & PC

[embedded content] Action-RPG Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is releasing on September 12 in North America and September 15 in Europe for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC, NIS America has announced. The PS4 and PS Vita versions will be available both physically and digitally, priced at $59.99 USD and $39.99 USD, respectively. Featuring English and Japanese audio, as well as in-game text in English and French, here’s what to expect from Ys VIII: Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA! An Epic Tale – Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island. Party On! – Change your playable character on-the-fly as you battle ferocious foes in lighting-fast combat. Another Side – Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden READ…


Visual Novel Chaos;Child Comes West in Q3 2017 for PS4 & PS Vita

[embedded content] Leaked by Amazon Germany earlier this week, visual novel Chaos;Child is coming to North America and Europe in Q3 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, PQube officially announced today. Part of the visual novel Science Adventure Series, which also launched Steins;Gate, Chaos;Child takes place in Shibuya, Tokyo, several years after an earthquake has nearly destroyed the district. The story follows Takuru Miyashiro, a high school student who lost his parents in the disaster, and his friends. The description adds: When a series of bizarre murder cases take place in Shibuya, Takuru notices that the dates of the murders match up with a series of murders that happened six years before. Using this knowledge, Takuru and his friends begin to investigate and find themselves embroiled in a dangerous murder mystery… Pricing details for Chaos;Child in the West weren’t given today. Chaos;Child released in Japan in 2015 for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. PQube didn’t mention the PS3 version in their announcement today. [Source: PQube via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

Broken Age

Broken Age Physical Copies Hitting PS4 and Vita on June 9

[embedded content] Double Fine Productions along with Limited Run Games have just announced that Broken Age will get a physical copy release this June 9! According to the press release, a “set amount” of physical copies of the graphic adventure game will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Vita for $29.99 beginning Friday, June 9. To mark this momentous occasion, Limited Run Games will also sell Broken Age merchandise at discounted rates, which includes The Art of Broken Age Special Edition for $34.99 and a Hexipal plushie for $14.99. Originally released way back in 2014, Broken Age was the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign. Originally released in 2014, following a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. Players can freely switch between the characters and their individual stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow. The game also features an original orchestral soundtrack plus an all-star vocal cast, including Elijah Wood, Jennifer Hale, and Jack Black. Check out the box art in READ FULL…

Farming Simulator

Farming Simulator 18 PS Vita Release Date Announced in New Gameplay Trailer

[embedded content] In a press release, GIANTS Software announced the Farming Simulator 18 PS Vita release date (and for the Nintendo 3DS as well) in a new gameplay trailer. In case you’d rather just know the date right away, Farming Simulator 18 farms out on the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS this June 6, 2017. Become a modern farmer in Farming Simulator 18! Immerse yourself in a new, engaging Southern US environment, harvesting wheat, canola, corn, sugar beet, potatoes and, for the first time, sunflowers. Take care of your livestock with new animals to breed and transport, as pigs are now joining the indispensable sheep and cows! Also, try your hand at forestry – an activity new to the Nintendo 3DS™ version. Sell your products in a dynamic market, and use the profits to expand your farm. As your career progresses, gain access to a huge selection of over 50 farming vehicles and machines. These are faithfully recreated from over 30 of the biggest names in the industry – including, for the first time, some of AGCO’s most respected brands: Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. Key Features Expand your farm through tons of varied activities: plant, harvest, take READ…


European PlayStation Store Launches New Round of Discounts

The European PlayStation Store just applied a new set of discounts today which brings the prices of several games including PS4, digital-only, PS3, and PS Vita titles. First off, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is this week’s Deal of the Week so from today through June 1, 2017, it can be purchased for only €12.99, down 78% from its original price of €59.99. There is also a large list of games which are now priced under €20 until June 6, 2017, including EA Sports FIFA 17, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, EA Sports UFC 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year edition, Fallout 4, and more. Here’s the full list of games under €20: Here’s the list of digital-only titles on sale until June 7, 2017, including Euro Fishing, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Super Meat Boy, DYING: Reborn, and more: Lastly, here’s the list of PS3 and PS Vita games on sale until June 9, 2017: As always, pricing and availability may differ per region. [Source: PlayStation Blog (EU)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Japanese Sales Chart: Prey Opens in 5th, Sells 7,100 Copies

Prey and Danganronpa 1&2 Reload for PlayStation 4 were the only new releases in the top 20 last week, with Prey opening in 5th with 7,100 copies sold and Danganronpa debuting in 8th with 3,900 copies sold. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch was easily able to repeat at #1, moving 28,800 copies. As for hardware, the PS4, PS4 Pro, and PS Vita were all flat week-over-week, with the Nintendo Switch taking home first place yet again. According to Media Create, here’s the 20 best-selling retail games, along with how each system sold in Japan from May 15 to 21, 2017: Games (Lifetime) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) – 28,781 (440,696) Monster Hunter XX (3DS) – 12,643 (1,479,189) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Switch) – 10,849 (465,631) Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X (3DS) – 7,470 (146,408) Prey (PS4) – 7,105 NieR: Automata (PS4) – 4,740 (330,293) Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (LE Included) (3DS) – 4,400 (179,268) Danganronpa 1&2 Reload (PS4) – 3,880 Dark Souls 3: The Fire Fades Edition (PS4) – 3,302 (55,979) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – 3,286 (122,993) Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death (3DS) – 3,238 READ FULL…

Takeyasu Sawaki Announces El Shaddai Spiritual Successor The Lost Child

[embedded content] Takeyasu Sawaki, the director of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, has announced in the latest edition of Weekly Famitsu his latest game called The Lost Child, which will be a spiritual successor to El Shaddai. The Lost Child will be a turn-based, command-style RPG and will be released for both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan sometime during the summer. It will be published by Kadokawa Games. There’s no word on a western release as of yet. The story of The Lost Child will be connected to El Shaddai and one of the latter’s characters, Lucifel, will also appear in The Lost Child. In the game, the player will face enemies called Astrals, which the player can either defeat or even enslave to become allies. Here’s a synopsis of the game’s story, via Games Talk: Magazine writer Hayato Ibuki was chasing the story of the suicide a person who jumped in front of a train in Shinjuku Station. In the middle of his pursuit, he falls onto the platform as if he was pushed by a mysterious black shadow. A mysterious, beautiful woman named Barcia (voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro) saves him by the skin of…

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PlayStation Store Global Update – May 23, 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 May’s PlayStation Plus Lineup Pre-Orders Dirt 4 ($59.99)(out 6-6) The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind ($59.99/PS+ $53.99)(out 6-6) The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Collector’s Edition ($79.99/PS+ $71.99)(out 6-6) The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Collector’s Ed. Upgrade ($59.99/PS+ $53.99)(out 6-6) The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind  Upgrade ($39.99/PS+ $35.99)(out 6-6) PS4 Games Black & White Bushido ($12.99) Chroma Squad ($14.99) Deliriant ($.99) Digerati Bundle 2 Pack Part 7 ($8.59) Embers of Mirrim ($17.99) Eternal Ring ($14.99) Furi – Definitive Edition ($21.99) Overwatch GOTY Edition ($41.99) Portal Knights – Sapphire Thrtone Edition ($19.99) Pox Nora (Free to play) Puzzle Showdown 4K ($9.99/PS+ $7.99) SAMURAI WARRIORS: Spirit of Sanada with Bonus ($49.99) Shadow Warrior 2 ($39.99) Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island ($9.74) Smuggle Craft ($14.99) Spellspire ($9.99) Star Ocean til the End of Time ($20.99) Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception ($49.99) PS4 Add-On Content Birthdays The Beginning Avatar Ornament Set READ FULL…


Next Spend $100, Get $15 Back PlayStation Store Promo Starts June 9, 2017

Sony has revealed that the next Spend $100, Get $15 Back promotion on the North American PlayStation Store will run from Friday, June 9 through Tuesday, June 20. By spending $100 using your PlayStation Network wallet between June 9 and June 20 at 11:59pm PT, you’ll receive a $15 promo code on or before July 5 through your PS4, PS3, PS Vita, or email address. The code expires on July 18, and only one $15 code can be earned during the promotion period, regardless of how much you spend over the initial $100. Here’s Sony’s terms on the promo: Promotion is available to legal U.S., Canada, and Mexico residents with a Sony Entertainment Network account (“Account”) registered in their country of residency who are 18 or older and who have spent $100.00 or more using the PSN Wallet between June 9th, 2017 12:01AM PT and June 20th, 2017 11:59PM PT. Each Account may only accrue a total of $15 in PSN Wallet credits pursuant to this promotion. It’s worth noting that E3 2017 takes place during the promotion period, and the June 2017 PSN Flash Sale will likely happen on Friday, June 16. Be sure to check READ FULL STORY…


PlayStation Store Sales in North America: Week of May 23, 2017

This week on the North American PlayStation Store, you’ll find an Extended Play Sale, which discounts games, Season Passes, and game + DLC bundles, with PlayStation Plus members saving extra on select titles. Here’s the games on sale through the PlayStation Store this week, with many deals ending on May 30 at 8am PT/11am ET: Extended Play Sale (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price) PlayStation 4 7 Days to Die ‘The Walking Dead Skin Pack Bundle’ – $1.49, $1.19 ARK: Survivor’s Pack – $43.99, $41.24 Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Season Pass – $12.89, $9.89 Batman: The Telltale Series Season Pass – $14.99, $12.49 Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition – $90.99, $77.99 Battlefield 4 Premium – $19.99, $14.99 Battlefield 4 Premium Edition – $23.99, $17.99 Battlefield Hardline Premium – $19.99, $14.99 BioShock: The Collection – $35.99, $29.99 Bloodborne Complete Edition Bundle – $20.99, $17.49 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – $23.99, $19.79 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition – $59.99, $49.99 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass – $29.99, $24.99 Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition – $59.99, $39.99 Call of Duty: Ghosts Gold Edition – $29.99, $19.79 Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass – $29.99, $24.99 Dark Souls II: Scholar READ FULL…


Sony: There’s 26 Million PlayStation Plus Subscribers & 70 Million Monthly Active PSN Users

In Sony’s IR Day 2017 presentation today, they revealed that there were more than 70 million monthly active PlayStation Network users at the end of Fiscal Year 2016 (ended March 31, 2017). By comparison, Microsoft reported 52 million monthly active Xbox Live users across Xbox and PC during their latest quarter. Also in Sony’s slideshow, they said there were 26.4 million paid PlayStation Plus subscribers at the end of 2016, which is up from 20.8 million at the end of 2015. For the end of 2017, they hope to grow this number. As part of their strategy for this fiscal year (ending March 31, 2018), Sony wants to “maximize profit during the “harvest” period” in the PlayStation 4 ecosystem, “further expand PS VR as a game and entertainment medium, incubate new content ecosytem,” deliver the best-in-class viewing experience in the OTT TV market with PlayStation Vue, and develop a new audience by creating a new mobile content opportunity in the Japan/Asia region. To maximize their PS4 profit, Sony hopes to get sales up to 78 million by the end of this fiscal year, enhance the game lineup (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Gran Turismo Sport were the two games mentioned), and READ FULL…

Report: Tom Holland Cast in Uncharted Movie, Which Is Now a Prequel

Spider-Man Homecoming star Tom Holland is attached to play a young Nathan Drake in the Uncharted movie, Deadline reports. Furthermore, Deadline’s report says the Uncharted movie will act as a prequel to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted games, drawing inspiration from the sequence in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception where a young Drake first meets Sully. The report adds that Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman decided to redraft the movie as a prequel after seeing the latest cut of Spider-Man Homecoming. A new writer will be brought on board to create the storyline that follows Nathan Drake as he grows into the adult treasure hunter from the games. [Source: Deadline via Geoff Keighley] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Review – A New Beginning (PS4)

Originally launched in Japan in 2015, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (or Itsuwari no Kamen in Japan) is the second game of the Utawarerumono series but is the first to get a global release. The first game, simply entitled Utawarerumono, was originally released in Japan back in 2002 for the PC but never got a global release. Mask of Deception is set several years after the events of the first game and is the first part of a duology which concludes in last year’s Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro (or Mask of Truth for the global release), which will also get a global release this year. Additionally, an anime adaption of Mask of Deception (called The False Faces) was released last year. While some of the background story for the world of Utawarerumono is showcased in the original game, playing it isn’t completely necessary to grasp the story of Mask of Deception as many of its important history is explained throughout the course of the game as it focuses mostly on building the world and its characters as a setup to the events of its sequel and the second part of the duology, Mask of Truth. New Beginnings In Mask READ FULL…