Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Gets First Steam Trailer and Bonus Content

Koei Tecmo launched the first PC trailer for Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, available now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita and coming to PC on February 7. …Read More The post Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Gets First Steam Trailer and Bonus Content by Azario Lopez appeared first on DualShockers.


Dark Souls II, Ni No Kuni, and More Join PlayStation Now Library

Birth by Sleep

New Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Trailer Shows Off New and Remastered Content

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Trailer Shows All New Content and Remastered Releases A new trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue launches to bring the Kingdom Hearts series one step closer to the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3. When will Kingdom Hearts 3 launch? Hopefully one day. But don’t worry, 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is here to fill in those gaps (and the hole in your heart) with extra story content until that day. The beloved Final Fantasy/Disney fusion franchise from Square Enix includes an array of console, handheld, mobile games, and more, all with unique content to stitch together the storyline of Kingdom Hearts. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a high definition, remastered collection of three games in the series that did not launch on console, including the Nintendo 3DS game Dream Drop Distance, the PSP game Birth By Sleep with a new playable episode, and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will be developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and will launch on January 12 in Japan, and January 24 in North America and Europe. Check out the trailer below! In the trailer, not only


PlayStation Experience 2016 Gets Hats, Shirts, Plushies, and More New Merch for Event

PlayStation Experience 2016 is just about one month away with PlayStation fans about to converge in Anaheim, CA, and along with the reveal of plenty of exciting new games and experiences to enjoy, the event will also be bringing some pretty sweet swag along with it. In an update on the PlayStation Blog, Sony revealed new merchandise and gear that will be arriving to coincide with PlayStation Experience 2016. Specifically, some of the highlighted new merch and goodies include a Parappa the Rapper-themed beanie hat, PlayStation plushies from games like Uncharted and Bloodborne, and reprints of the PlayStation Experience trading cards from previous years. PlayStation Experience 2016 will take place in Anaheim, CA from December 3-4, 2016.


PlayStation Store’s Sale of the Dead Scares Up New Deals for Week 2

Halloween has come and gone and while most of the spooky things in the night have passed, the PlayStation Store is still offering plenty to look forward to when it comes to things that go bump in the night. The “Sale of the Dead” event over at the PlayStation Store has revealed a new set of deals for the second week of its spooky, Halloween-themed deals. Week 2 of the sale includes a variety of new highlights, such as deals on the Devil May Cry and Dead Island series, and many more. PlayStation Store’s “Sale of the Dead” event is running its Week 2 deals until November 8th, 2016 – the full list of deals and discounts can be found below: Games Format Title Sale Price PS Plus Price Original Price PS4 7 DAYS TO DIE $20.99 $17.99 $29.99 PS4 ALIEN: ISOLATION $11.99 $8.99 $29.99 PS4 ARCANIA – THE COMPLETE TALE $4.99 $2.99 $19.99 PS4 CLAIRE (CROSS-BUY) $10.49 $8.99 $14.99 PS4 CORRIDOR Z (CROSS-BUY) $4.79 $3.99 $7.99 PS4 DARKSIDERS II DEATHINITIVE EDITION $13.49 $10.49 $29.99 PS4 DEAD ISLAND DEFINITIVE COLLECTION $23.99 $19.99 $39.99 PS4 DEAD ISLAND DEFINITIVE EDITION $13.99 $11.99 $19.99 PS4 DEAD ISLAND RETRO REVENGE $3.34 $2.99 $4.99 PS4 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE DEFINITIVE…


Corpse Party Review — Old School Horror (Updated)

Editors Note: Updated to include details on the recently released 3DS version of the game.  Over the past few nights, I’ve been losing a fair amount of sleep thanks to a game. And while I would love to say it’s due to the hyper-realistic frights the likes of Outlast II, in reality I can only blame a twenty year-old, black and red, cackling pixelated spirit that trapped me in the room in Chapter 1 of Corpse Party. While I’m not the bravest of gamers, the recently-released remaster had me playing with the lights on — despite the dated visuals. It’s scary how engrossing Corpse Party is — the game (which seems like a clear inspiration to the subsequent Danganronpa visual novel series) tells a tale of a group of teenage friends testing the boundaries of urban legends. With one of the friends moving away, the hopeful highschoolers attempt to perform the Sachiko Ever After charm, which promises to bound the participants together in friendship for eternity. Unfortunately for the teens, none of that happens. Following a violent earthquake, each character finds themselves in the halls of the since-demolished school, Heavenly Host Elementary. Littered with pixelated corpses, terrifying messages, and lingering spirits, players are tasked with reuniting…


US PlayStation Store Scares Up Horror Game Deals with This Week’s Sale of the Dead

With Halloween around the corner, many retailers and digital games stores are getting ready for the scariest night of the year with plenty of great offers on scary games, movies, and more to fill your nights with fright, with PlayStation Store kicking off its annual “Sale of the Dead” event with plenty of scarily good offers over the next few weeks. The US PlayStation Store has officially kicked off its “Sale of the Dead” event, with the digital store offering plenty of great deals on digital games and more at up to 75% off (85% off for PS Plus members) for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita, along with a bevy of movie and TV deals as well. The PlayStation Store’s Sale of the Dead event is officially up now in its “Week 1,” with more deals likely to show up on Tuesday of next week – in the meantime, you can check out what’s available in the store by clicking here.

Alone in the Dark

République and the Potential of Fixed Cameras in Modern Games

Nowadays, many players take camera control in games for granted. Being able to directly influence where you can move the camera helps stabilize player control and lets the player choose what they want to see. For a long time though, games have had difficulty giving the player full control. Even lovers of classics like Super Mario 64 can admit that the camera is quite wonky at times. When games took the jump to 3D, some developers felt that they had to find a way to tell a story in 3D without having to put in a possible game-ruining camera system. That led to the birth of the fixed camera angle in games, which is when each room of a game has a fixed angle, showing only a limited section of play area. While this kind of camera has since been thought to be outdated, recently playing through the stealth-action game République has proven to me that fixed cameras could add much more to modern games than one might think at first glance. The first game credited with inventing the fixed camera angle in games was Alone in the Dark, which released in 1992 for DOS, and was later ported to the PC-98, Panasonic…


North American PlayStation Store’s Top Downloads for Septemeber Revealed

PlayStation has released the official list of best-selling PlayStation Store content across their platforms in North America. NBA 2K17 topped the PS4 list and winning the battle of sports games with FIFA 17, which secured the number two spot. The PS3 saw similar sports dominance — specifically soccer — with PES 2017 topping the list, with FIFA 17 grabbing the number two spot again. Over on the ol’ Vita Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth claimed victory for the month of September, while Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas finally knocked Bully off the top of the PlayStation Classics list. You can find the full lists below: PS4 Games 1 NBA 2K17 2 EA SPORTS FIFA 17 3 Madden NFL 17 4 EA SPORTS NHL 17 5 The Last Of Us Remastered 6 Battlefield Hardline 7 Destiny 8 Rocket League 9 Overwatch: Origins Edition 10 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition 11 BioShock: The Collection 12 Don’t Starve: Console Edition 13 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE 14 resident evil 4 15 Mortal Kombat XL 16 7 Days to Die 17 Batman: Arkham Knight 18 RESIDENT EVIL 5 19 Grand Theft Auto V 20 Don’t Starve Together: Console Edition PS3 Games 1 Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 2 EA SPORTS FIFA 17 3 The Last Of Us 4…

Celebrate Shocktober with 13 New Horror Games on PlayStation Now

Halloween is right around the corner and for those looking into scary games to celebrate the occasion, the streaming service PlayStation Now is delivering with a bevy of classic (and cult classic) horror games to keep you occupied on the scariest night of the year. In an update on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has added 13 additional games to PlayStation Now for users to rent and stream, with the titles ranging from entries in classic horror franchises like Silent Hill and Resident Evil, to horror-tinged classics like Castlevania: Harmony of Despair and more. The full list of newly-added titles to the service can be found below: Castlevania Harmony of Despair (new) Silent Hill HD Collection (new) The Darkness (new) Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City (new) House of the Dead 3 (new) House of the Dead 4 (new) The House of the Dead Overkill Extended Cut (new) The Witch and the Hundred Knight (new) Ghostbusters Sanctum of Slime (new) Deception: Nightmare Princess IV (new) Bladestorm: Nightmare (new) Burn Zombie Burn: The Diarrhea Bundle (new) Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed (new)

Acorn Electronics

The Evolution of Superman in Gaming: A Tumultuous Path for the Man of Steel

Superman – everyone knows him. That alien from Krypton has truly left an impact on the world since his creation by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938. Being that big of an icon, Superman found his way into gaming once it presented itself as a new popular medium. While Batman has found a good amount of success in the gaming industry, Superman has had a much harder time finding his foothold in games by comparison. This is a list of all of the official Superman games that have been released, along with some that were cancelled. Superman has had a very interesting experience when it comes to the gaming industry, and so it was interesting to chronicle his evolution (or de-evolution) as gaming grew as a medium. Superman’s first game released for the Atari 2600 in 1978. It was developed by a man named John Dunn, and was simply called Superman. In the game, the player must rebuild a bridge destroyed by Lex Luthor, capture him, turn back into Clark Kent, and return to the Daily Planet in the shortest time possible. Superman was one of the first games to feature a pause option, and was praised at the time for how unique and…


Grab Your Friends for PlayStation Store’s Co-op Sale; Discounts on Dark Souls III, Mortal Kombat X, and More

While games can always be enjoyed by yourself many times they’re better together, and in the PlayStation Store’s latest sale the tradition of cooperative games is being honored with the annual Co-op Sale. The PlayStation Store’s Co-op Sale is live this week, with the sale offering dozens of discounts on games that can be enjoyed together including Dark Souls III, Mortal Kombat XL, and many more across PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and more. The full list of discounts available in the Co-op Sale can be found below, with discounts available up to 60% (or 70% for PlayStation Plus subscribers): Games Platform Title Plus Price Sale Price Original Price PS4 ALIENATION $11.99 $13.99 $19.99 PS4 BLADESTORM: NIGHTMARE $29.99 $41.99 $59.99 PS4 CEL DAMAGE HD(CROSS BUY) $2.99 $3.99 $9.99 PS4 CHARIOT $4.49 $7.49 $14.99 PS4 DARK SOULS 2: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN $15.99 $19.99 $39.99 PS4 DARK SOULS III $35.99 $41.99 $59.99 PS4 DARK SOULS III – DELUXE EDITION $59.49 $67.99 $84.99 PS4 DIABLO III: REAPER OF SOULS – ULTIMATE EVIL EDITION $24.59 $34.79 $59.99 PS4 DIRT RALLY $29.99 $35.99 $59.99 PS4 DIVEKICK $2.99 $3.49 $4.99 PS4 DYING LIGHT: THE FOLLOWING – ENHANCED EDITION $29.99 $34.99 $49.99 PS4 DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 EMPIRES $24.99…


No Man’s Sky Tops PlayStation Store Downloads for August 2016

With the summer finally winding down and the fall nearly upon us, it’s been a fairly low-key time for new releases but always busy for those looking to play games on PlayStation consoles, with one release in particular topping the charts in August. In an update on the US and European PlayStation Blogs, Sony revealed the top-selling games for the month of August 2016, with the highly-anticipated No Man’s Sky topping the charts for both territories for the month. Alongside No Man’s Sky, other new releases for August also found their way into the charts such as ABZU, Batman: The Telltale Series, and the PS4 version of the indie hit Inside. The full lists of the best-selling titles in the PlayStation Store for August 2016 are below, for both the US and Europe: PlayStation Store Top-Selling Games of August 2016 (US): PS4 Games 1 No Man’s Sky 2 Madden NFL 17 3 Battlefield 4 4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE 5 Battlefield Hardline 6 Grand Theft Auto V 7 Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition 8 Rocket League 9 ABZÛ 10 Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1: Realm of Shadows 11 7 Days to Die 12 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 13 Overwatch: Origins Edition 14 resident evil 4 15…

ShockCast: Episode 17 – The Future of PlayStation

After weeks and months of speculations and rumors, this week PlayStation fans got a closer look at what lies ahead for the future of Sony and its home console with the newly-revealed PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, and there’s definitely lots to talk about. In this week’s episode, Ryan, Giuseppe, and Azario go deep into all of the announcements and reveals from this week’s PlayStation meeting that took place in New York City, with discussions on what to expect for the company and console in the future, 4K and HDR support, and admiring that the PS4 Pro looks like a PlayStation Sandwich. For Episode 17 of the ShockCast, you can watch our archive of the stream below or listen to the podcast in audio format through Soundcloud or iTunes. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel or through our Soundcloud and iTunes pages for all the latest episodes of the ShockCast: [embedded content]