Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS3

Rockstar releases Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 and Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Rerelease Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

After a flurry of recent news, including the reveal of a first-person mode and a last-gen to current-gen comparison video, the enhanced PS4 and Xbox One version of Grand Theft Auto V has been released. Rebuilt for the new systems, the latest version features new activities, wildlife, weapons, and vehicles, in addition to 150-plus new songs. Grand Theft Auto Online has also been updated with support for up to 30 players as well as the new first-person mode. Players can transfer their existing Online characters and progress to either version.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition deploys its agents to console and PC

The inquisition begins! Sort of. EA has announced the release of BioWare’s latest role-playing game, Dragon Age: Inquisition. No one is being boiled alive, but players will be tasked with making difficult decisions that have an effect on the progression of their party and the storyline. As a rogue, mage, or warrior inquisitor, players must track down and stop those who are sowing seeds of discontent across the realm. To that end, agents can be assigned tasks, keeps looted, and strongholds attained. Multiplayer is also supported for up to four players in co-op quests that are set outside of the main storyline.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor expands adventure to 360, PS3

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 6

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners are now getting their chance to take the fight deep into Mordor. The current-gen versions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor are now in stores and up for purchase at digital outlets. The open-world action title, set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, puts players in the role of Gondorian Ranger Talion, who is on a quest for revenge. After Sauron kills him and his family, Talion is resurrected by a Wraith Spirit and sets off to battle Sauron’s forces and discover why he was brought back to life. Each enemy Tailon faces will result in a procedurally generated encounter that is said to be unique to each player, with enemies featuring different strengths, appearances, and missions. And as part of their pact with the wraith, players will be able to control the enemies they encounter, forming an army of their own.

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LittleBigPlanet 3 launches in stores, online for PS3 and PS4

Little Big Planet 3 (PS4) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sackboy is making his next-gen debut today with the release of LittleBigPlanet 3 for PS3 and PS4. Co-developed by Sumo Digital and Sony XDev Europe, the latest in the creation-centric platformer series introduces three new characters, OddSock, Swoop, and Toggle, as well as new items and triggers to utilize in Create mode. Additionally, the 9-million-plus user-created levels already available for the series are also playable. PS4 owners have access to a few new system-specific features as well, including support for the Dualshock 4’s touchpad, the ability to livestream, and access to items that can be interacted with and triggered by the livestreaming audience. In the new story, players must guide Sackboy and his friends, alone or with up to four players in local or online co-op, on his quest to restore balance to Bunkum.

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Aksys’ 2D fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late dated for February

Under Night In-Birth Exe Late (PC) Website and Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 5

Aksys Games has announced that their upcoming PS3 fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will be hitting retail and online outlets on February 24. The co-developed French Bread and Arc System Works brawler will feature 16 characters and six game modes: Arcade, Score Attack, Time Attack, Training, Survival, and Network for online multiplayer.

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Far Cry 4 gets eight-minute-long 101 Launch Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Far Cry 4, the 101 Launch Trailer. The video is over eight minutes long and features the protagonist’s backstory as well as info on the area’s factions, weapons, locales, quests, multiplayer, weapons and crafting. It’s a pretty thorough walkthrough, and made up largely of gameplay footage. The fourth entry sets players loose in the Himalayas in the midst of a civil war to overthrow the dictator Pagan Min. Drop-in/drop-out co-op play is also supported.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue and Assassin’s Creed Unity now available

Assassins Creed Unity (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

In addition to the current-gen Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Ubisoft has also announced the release of the PC- and next-gen-only Assassin’s Creed Unity. ‘Generation’ is hard to define at the moment, so bear with us. Rogue’s launch trailer was posted yesterday. Unlike Rogue, which follows a Templar during the Seven Years’ War, Unity is set during the French Revolution and follows Arno, a man who turns to the brotherhood after the loss of a loved one. Players will be able to traverse an open-world Paris, taking down targets as they gain new skills, customize weapons, and earn new gear. Unity also includes four-player co-op missions that reward special co-op gear, and players will get to utilize unique co-op skills based around agility, force, or stealth.

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Assassin’s Creed Rogue on sale tomorrow, launch trailer released

Assassins Creed Rogue (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has released a launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Scheduled to hit store shelves and download outlets tomorrow, Rogue follows Assassin turned Templar Shay Patrick Cormac. The new Templar is on a quest to take down his former brothers in the midst of the Seven Years’ War. Players will once again be able to take to the seas as well as explore new locations throughout North America, including the Appalachian River Valley and New York.

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BioWare to livestream Dragon Age Inquisition multiplayer tomorrow

Dragon Age Inquisition (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Livestream Co-op Multiplayer Announcement - Screenshot 4

BioWare has announced that they are prepping to stream a demonstration of Dragon Age Inquisition’s multiplayer component tomorrow on their Twitch channel. The stream will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m. (CST). The developers will be running through three multiplayer maps as they show off three unlocked starter characters, the Archer, the Keeper, and the Legionnaire. In addition to providing general tips and details on crafting, ability trees, and teamwork, producer Scylla Costa and associate producer Billy Buskell will also be on hand to answer questions from viewers.

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Grand Theft Auto V graphics video compares PS3 and PS4 versions

Rockstar has followed up their announcement about the upcoming first-person mode in the new versions of Grand Theft Auto V with a trailer demonstrating the graphical improvements that players can expect. Specifically, the video covers the differences between the PS3 and PS4 versions, showcasing a variety of locales, vehicles, and characters during its nearly minute and a half running time. In addition to a higher resolution, the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions will also sport double the drawing distance and upgraded textures.

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