Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS4

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend released for PS3, PS4, Xbox One

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasm Extend (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS3 and PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

BlazBlue is back with Chrono Phantasma Extend for PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. A handheld version for PS Vita is slated for release on July 28. Extend features the 2.0 balance patch, an improved online lobby, and new characters, stages, and story modes. The 28-character roster can now utilize an updated Guard Gauge System, with its Barrier Gauge indicating when to attack or block and the Guard Crush to follow once the Barrier Gauge is empty. Newcomers can learn the ropes by engaging Stylish Mode, which now has four new features, Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive. Online play has also been updated with a modified online lobby that allows players to invite others into a customizable room, where they can battle or enter Spectator mode to check out the current match.

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Sierra rolling out King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember on July 28

Kings Quest (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

The first episode of the upcoming King’s Quest revision, King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember, is set to launch on July 28 for PC, PS3, and PS4, and on July 29 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The first chapter is available for $9.99, while a $39.99 season pass titled King’s Quest: The Complete Collection that includes all five chapters, as well as an epilogue, is also on offer. The remaining chapters will be released throughout 2015 and 2016. A Knight to Remember takes King Graham back in time as he discusses his previous adventures with his granddaughter, Gwendolyn, as players live out his trials against new puzzles, characters, and encounters.

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New Silence trailer released, closed beta registration opens for PC

Silence The Whispered World 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 9

Daedalic has released a new trailer for their upcoming adventure title Silence. The studio also announced that a closed beta is scheduled on July 8 for the PC version. Anyone interested can head here to fill out the sign-up form. Everyone selected will receive a credit in the game as well as a free copy of the final version.

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J-Stars Victory VS+ in stores for PS3, PS4, on PSN for PS Vita

J-Stars Victory VS+ (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bandai Namco has announced the release of J-Stars Victory VS+. The Spike Chunsoft-developed brawler features 32 characters from across the Shonen Jump and V-Jump lines, including Bleach, Dragon Ball Z, Fist of the North Star, and Naruto. A Story mode, featuring levels from a variety of the included properties, is joined by a two-versus-two Online Battle mode and, exclusive to this version, a team-versus-team Arcade mode.

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See Darksiders II Deathinitive’s updated visuals in before/after shots

Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One) Comparison - Header

A handful of comparison screenshots were released from the upcoming Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition. The header image is a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot spliced together, while the full screens are below. A note from Gunfire Games’ design director, John Pearl, has also been included, detailing the various graphical upgrades.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Techland has a proposition: drink water, get free Dying Light DLC

Dying Light (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Intro Cinematic Announcement - Screenshot 2

Dying Light developer Techland posted a joke yesterday on Twitter promoting delicious, delicious water. Whoever posted a picture of themselves drinking water and promoted it with the hashtag DrinkRightDyingLight would receive a docket code for a free premium weapon. The studio is doubling down on the surprise promotion by creating new, free downloadable packs. The exact number of which is dependent on the number of people who post a picture of themselves drinking water on Twitter with the tag #DrinkForDLC. The first goal is a perk, given that there have been nearly 5,000 tweets already, which is a 50% XP boost to player agility for 24 hours, beginning this Sunday. Check below for the full breakdown. All previous tweets count towards the new DLC.

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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance launching Oct. 6, screens released

Disgaea 5 (PS4) Release Date and LE Announcment - Screenshot 1

Word has been sent from NIS HQ that Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be available on October 6. A Launch Day Edition will hit store shelves for pre-orders and first-run buyers. The set will include a 32-page art book, collector’s box, original soundtrack, and reversible cover. Over a dozen new translated screenshots were also released, give them a look below.

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PlayStation 4 News

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition now online for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Devil May Cry series returns today with the release of Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition. The $24.99 download includes an updated version of the 2008 original with support for 1080p and 60fps, three new playable characters (Lady, Trish, and Vergil), two new modes (Legendary Dark Knight and Turbo), and new costumes. The original game has also been tweaked with “a rebalanced combat system that improves game tempo and gameplay balance.”

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Batman: Arkham Knight launching tomorrow, trailer released

Batman Arkham Knight (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Gameplay Trailer - Screenshot 5

Warner Bros. has released the launch trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. Rocksteady’s return to the series will be released tomorrow for console and PC, and the trailer offers a two-minute look at the allies and villains that will be waiting for players once they hit the streets of Gotham.

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Dontnod and Focus Home team up for new RPG, Vampyr

Vampyre (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Header

Dontnod, the studio behind Remember Me and Life Is Strange, is working on a new role-playing game with Focus Home Interactive, Vampyr. The Unreal Engine 4-powered adventure will take players back to early 20th-century Britain as military surgeon-turned-vampire Jonathan E. Reid. As the Spanish flu spreads through the city, players must make their way through the chaos using melee attacks, vampire skills, and firearms as they search for live-saving prey. Any character met can be a victim, and each follows their own routine, which will allow players to decide if they want to trap them to ensure another meal or let them go if their death would cause too much of a commotion.

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