Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS4

PS4 version of Persona 5 to come with bonus controller skin

Atlus will be gifting a controller skin for those picking up the standard edition of Persona 5. In addition to the Take Your Heart Premium and SteelBook editions, the regular release will come with a themed DualShock 4 skin that features a couple of The Phantom Thieves. Note that only marked copies of the PS4 version will include the skin. Ann Takamaki’s voice actor Erika Harlacher was also on hand at Atlus HQ to offer a proper reveal of the bonus.

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Typhon Research Team looks at Prey’s alien invaders in new trailer

The aliens that have overrun Talos I are featured in a new trailer for Prey. The instructive video, titled Typhon Research, comes from the owners of the station, TranStar Corporation. The business opened their vaults to the Typhon Research Team’s work in order to help the sole survivor, Morgan Yu, save the station. Footage demonstrates the mimic’s ability to take the form of inanimate objects, the phantom’s power to summon and launch projectiles, and the telepath’s control over weaker organisms.

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Horizon Zero Dawn sales over 2.5 million in first two weeks

Sony has sent word that Guerrilla’s latest open-world action title of Horizon Zero Dawn has sold over 2.6 million units in stores and online. The title has been out for two weeks, allowing players to explore a ruin-filled world as the young hunter Aloy, which represents a departure for the studio, known for their first-person shooter series Killzone. The release also notes that it is “the best-selling new first party IP launch on the PS4 system to date” as well the developer’s highest debut.

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception character trailer spotlights Haku

Mask of Deception’s protagonist is highlighted in a new trailer. He’s an unlucky amnesiac who finds himself in a strange world filled with beastlike denizens and dangerous monsters. A friendly local, Kuon, names him Haku, and that’s about all he knows. Unfortunately, he quickly finds himself caught between Uzurusha and the Empire of Yamato, and being a bit weak, must rely on his wits to survive. He’ll be getting some help on May 23, though, with the announcement that two downloadable characters will join the fight: the sword-wielding Tamaki and spear-toting Sasara. Costume sets for each will also go live, Samurai and Swimsuit, for $2.99 apiece or $8.99 for all four.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Raven is getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a new update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. The promo is currently ongoing and features a free themed map, Daybreak, a modified version of Downpour, which also has in-game challenges to earn the holiday-styled weapon camo Folium. Players also receive a free weekly Supply Drop by logging in. Other themed goodies include calling cards, camos, emblems, reticles, and an unlockable playable character, Darren “Graves” Cosgrave. The event, further detailed on Activision’s blog, will end at 2:00 p.m. (CST) on April 3.

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Danganronpa 1•2 Reload released in stores, online for PS4

NIS has released Danganronpa 1•2 Reload for PS4. The bundle includes the visual novels Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, previously exclusive to PS Vita. Both titles require that players work out who among their classmates is the killer after each gruesome murder during life-or-death trials, as the class slowly shrinks one by one. Guiding the proceedings is Monokuma, an insane bear who serves as judge and executioner.

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Persona 5 voice actor narrates gameplay footage, freebies released

Ann Takamaki, one of the intrepid Phantom Thieves from Persona 5, is voiced by actor Erika Harlacher. In a meta-tastic promo, she plays through a segment of Persona 5 that is important to Ann. The scenario shows a bit more of the world, with snippets of attending class at Shujin Academy and battling Shadows in the Metaverse. As a bonus, a free theme and three free avatars were released featuring Yusuke Kitagawa. These are only $0.00 until March 21, though, and are only for PS4.

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Destiny – Age of Triumph second reveal livestream this Wednesday

Bungie will be hosting their second livestream for Age of Triumph on Wednesday. Beginning at noon (CST) on March 15, players will be able to see more of the final update for Destiny 1 in Rituals and Strikes. The event will be hosted by senior designers Tim Williams and Joe Sifferman on the studio’s Twitch channel. Age of Triumph is set to go live on March 28.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Ys Origin

“… delivers a thoroughly satisfying adventure with fast, addictive combat and a surprisingly engaging story.”

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age getting three premium editions

Square Enix has revealed a pricey premium version of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. The Collector’s Edition will run $199.99 and come with a mini bust set of Judges Bergan, Drace, Gabranth, Ghis, and Zargabaath; a soundtrack of select tracks; a steelbook case; six art cards, and a digital code to unlock the soundtrack background music in-game option. The cheaper Limited and Digital editions will run $49.99 and include a steelbook case with different art and the digital code for the soundtrack background music in-game option. Also, first-run copies of the standard edition will feature a reversible coversheet with art by Akihiko Yoshida.

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