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PlayStation 4 Yukimura update to add features, accessibility options

PlayStation 4 (System) White System Dual Shock 4 Controller

Sony has announced that they are prepping the next update for PS4. Update version 2.50, codenamed Yukimura, is scheduled to go live on March 26 and is set to add a number of features. Some of the additions include Suspend/Resume, allowing players to pause their game by putting the system into Rest Mode and resuming by pressing the PlayStation button on the controller; the ability to back-up data onto an external USB drive, such as game saves, settings, screenshots, patches, and video clips; and improved accessibility options, with functions to zoom, and invert colors along with enlarged text and text-to-speech for the interface, apps, and browser. The new visibility options will not apply to games or third-party apps, though they will be added to PS Vita and mobile devices via PS App in their own respective updates whenever Yukimura is released.

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 crushes mobs in new trailer, screenshots

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer and a handful of new screenshots for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3. The media is pretty much all action, not surprising given it’s from Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, with the screenshots offering stills of the mob-bashing moves showcased in the trailer. At a little over four minutes long, the video features more characters than the shots in addition to some rocking tunes.

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Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy gets dozen-plus new shots

Operation Abyss New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) March Screenshots Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new batch of screenshots has gone live from NIS and Experience Inc.’s upcoming dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. The new set focuses on combat, with the player’s party battling a variety of the Variants that are running amok in Tokyo.

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Atlus bringing PS3, PS Vita tactical-RPG Lost Dimension stateside

Atlus has announced a second new title this week, a new tactical role-playing game from Lancarse, Lost Dimension. The sci-fi-tinged mystery pits players and their 11-character party, the Special Forces outfit Sealed, against an alien known as The End. Throughout the game, players must form relationships and psychic links with their squadmates in order to enter their minds to find out if they’re a traitor. Those that seem guilty will be put on trial at the end of the link, but players won’t know if they ferreted out the guilty parties until the last battle, at which point they will turn and join The End for the final battle. Traitors are randomly determined at the beginning of each new game, ensuring that no two games are alike.

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Get the traps! Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters released for PS3, PS Vita

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1 (PS3)

Aksys has released a new hybrid visual novel and strategy role-playing game for PS3 and PS Vita, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters. Up for download on PSN and en route to store shelves, Aksys’ latest has players take on the role of a new student at Kurenai Academy who suddenly finds themselves helping to protect Tokyo from evil spirits as a ghost hunter. Players must undertake 13 missions, planning their strategy and laying traps beforehand, and communicate with other characters to forge relationships that impact the storyline.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number now available for console, PC

Hotline Miami’s story concludes today with the release of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number for console and PC. The sequel follows the original closely, as it was originally envisioned as downloadable content, so be sure to check that one out first. Returning players will find new characters with stories that reveal more about the 50 Blessings group.

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend coming soon for PS, Xbox One

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend (PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys is keeping the 2D fighter train rolling with another release, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend. The expanded re-release of the PS3 original will feature 28 characters, including two newcomers (Celica and Lambda), as well as new stages, scenarios, and a side story, Remix Heart, with Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott. Digested versions of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift are also being included to get new players up to speed on all of the storylines. New players will also have access to an expanded Stylish Mode, which has been augmented with four new features (Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive) to make moves less difficult to perform. The Guard Gauge system has been tweaked, too, with the Barrier Gauge meter indicated when best to attack or block.

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La-Mulana EX grabs its whip, heads into the depths of PSN for PS Vita

La-Mulana EX (PC, PS Vita) PS Vita Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

La-Mulana EX has gone live on PSN for PS Vita. The side-scrolling action platformer from Pygmy Studio once again calls the intrepid adventurer Professor Lemeza Kosugiembark to the dangerous ruins of La-Mulana. Players must help the whip-wielding explorer as he searches for lost treasure, battles monsters, and explores uncharted territory. The PS Vita version features a new bestiary and the option to undo the Hard Mode curse.

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Spring Fever PlayStation Store Event offers discounts, new games

Helldivers (PS4) PSN Spring Fever Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony has announced their plans for this year’s Spring Fever PlayStation Store event. The eight-week-long promo will feature additional discounts for PS Plus members and general discounts for everyone. While some of the bigger franchises will be included in the sale, such as Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and God of War, the new titles, set to launch one per week, are especially interesting. Some of the highlights are the PS4 version of Jamestown+, with four-player support, and several cross-buy titles, including Helldivers, Metal Slug 3, and Shovel Knight. The full list of titles and release dates is available below.

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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary available for PS Vita

htoL NiQ The Firefly Diary (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released a new puzzle-action hybrid for PS Vita, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary. The uniquely named title is also an original property from NIS, which tasks players with controlling two fairies via the touchscreen and rear touch pad through monster-filled labyrinths. The two fairies, one representing light and the other dark, find a slumbering girl named Mion and use their powers to help her through the dungeon as she slowly regains her memories.

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