Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS4

Free-to-play mech shooter Hawken launches on PSN for PS4

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Reloaded Games’ free-to-play team-based shooter Hawken has launched for PS4. Already available for PC and Xbox One, the first-person action title features over 30 mechs, multiple classes, nine environments, six game modes, and an emphasis on customization. The PS4 version launches with support for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Missile Assault, Siege, Co-op Bot Destruction, and Co-op vs AI Team Deathmatch. For those looking to get a jump on the competition, a for-cash Founder’s Bundle is also available at a discount during release week. Details are below.

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PlayStation 4 News

Daydreamer: Awakened Edition now PS4-only, launching July 12

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Atlus has sent word that Roland Studios’ Daydreamer: Awakened Edition will no longer be launching for Xbox One. No details were given regarding the cancellation. Additionally, the PS4 version of the surreal side-scrolling action title has been officially dated and will hit PSN on July 12. As a bonus, the game will be discounted 20% off as part of a launch-week promo.

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Team Mexico enters the ring in new The King of Fighters XIV trailer

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Now, it’s the time for the one thing King of Fighters XIV has been missing: a dinosaur man. Today’s introduction of Team Mexico sees this terrible wrong righted with former NESTS soldier Angel and Muay Thai practitioner Ramon being joined by the mysterious wrestler King of Dinosaurs. This strange squad can be seen duking it out below in a new trailer. And to catch up on the other teams, head over to the reveals for Team Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Kim, Villains, Official Invitation, and South America.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare story panel to be at Comic-Con 2016

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Activision has sent word that they will be hosting a 60-minute panel for Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at Comic-Con. On July 21, attendees can check out exclusive story footage, and get some insight into how the developers are creating the campaign. Several team members will share making-of info, including narrative director Taylor Kurosaki, director of photography Jeff Negus, David Harewood (Supergirl, Blood Diamond), and Jamie Gray Hyder (True Blood, Graceland). The panel will start at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday in room 6BCF. Attendees will also receive a limited-edition lithograph poster from Mondo and artist Matt Taylor.

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The King of Fighters XIV to be at EVO 2016 with demo, tourney

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Atlus and SNK are once again bringing King of Fighters to EVO. This year, EVO 2016 will host a booth and a small tournament for The King of Fighters XIV. They will be bringing the latest build for some hands-on time, including a free-to-enter tournament that will net winners $1,400 for first, $700 for second, and $350 for third place. A panel will also be held with artists and developers on hand to answer questions and sign autographs. The full schedule can be found below.

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PlayStation 4 News

Rocket League: Collector’s Edition hits store shelves for console, PC

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Rocket League has been released in stores as a physical Collector’s Edition for $29.99. Psyonix’s racer-soccer hybrid comes bundled with an art print, three download packs (Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, and Chaos Run), and four new vehicles. The additions include two that are inspired by anime, Esper and Masmune, and two that are re-imaginings of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars vehicles, Aftershock and Marauder.

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Deep Silver to publish Persona 5, more Atlus, Sega titles in Europe

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Good news for our European readers out there—you are out there, right?—from Atlus and Sega. The studios have teamed up with Deep Silver to release several of their titles throughout Europe. The slate of games includes some heavy hitters, namely Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Sega titles in the deal include 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The deal is for both digital and physical releases. No dates were announced, though it was noted that 7th Dragon will be shipping after the North American release.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard demo, Beginning Hour, is a hit on PSN

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Resident Evil 7 is off to a strong start. According to Capcom, the teaser demo, Beginning Hour, has hit a milestone as “the most downloaded single-player demo on PS4” after seven days online. Even more impressive is that access is limited due to being restricted to PS Plus subscribers, but even then, it’s had over 2 million downloads globally.

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The King of Fighters XIV is joined by Team South America

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Another week means another team reveal for The King of Fighters XIV, and this time it’s Team South America. The squad consists of self-trained ninja Bandeiras Hattori, rain forest environmentalist and Capoeira practitioner Zarina, and up-and-coming boxer Nelson. In addition to the team’s trailer, there are also a host of videos from the E3 2016 Exhibition. Five are posted below, and the rest can be found on Atlus’ playlist. The crew’s competition currently consists of Team Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Kim, Villains, and Official Invitation.

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Balrog, Ibuki, and Story Mode launching tomorrow for Street Fighter V

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Capcom has detailed tomorrow’s big update for Street Fighter V. The patch will add the new five-act cinematic story mode, A Shadow Falls, and two new characters, returning brawlers Balrog and Ibuki. The former will be free for everyone, while the latter will require purchase with earned Fight Money or cash. A Shadow Falls takes place between Street Fighter IV and III, with the 16 core characters battling it out as a World Warrior or a member of Shadaloo. Six released and unreleased post-launch downloadable characters are also going to take part. In addition to Balrog and Ibuki, both detailed below, the update will feature their stages, Las Vegas and Karin’s Kanzuki Family Private Beach. General tweaks include “faster and smarter matching” for multiplayer and Currency Shop options to use real money through PS Store and Steam.

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