Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

PlayStation Experience 2014 Highlights – Suikoden II, Street Fighter V

Some big news came out today from Sony’s PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas. The biggest of which is arguably the reveal and announcement of console exclusivity of Street Fighter V. Sony and Capcom have partnered up to release it for PS4, and to make it cross-platform compatible with PC. To keep gamers occupied until then, Capcom is also releasing Ultra Street Fighter IV for PS4. Another surprise came out of Konami, who announced that the highly acclaimed Suikoden I and II will be available on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita next week, on December 9. Sega wasn’t to be outdone, however, with the reveal that Yakuza 5 will be a downloadable release for PS3 in 2015, nor Atlus, who gave Persona fans more to look forward to in 2015 the news that Persona 5 will be available for PS3 and PS4.

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PC adventure title Syberia now available on PSN for PS3

Syberia (PC, PS3) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Nordic Games has some good news for console adventure fans with the announcement that Syberia is now on PSN for PS3. The decade-plus-old adventure title runs $14.99 and features updated graphics along with a new controller-friendly interface. To find out more about how American lawyer Kate Walker ends up in a strange world tracking down a mammoth-obsessed inventor alongside his emotive android Oscar, check out our review of the PC version.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt now up for pre-order on PSN

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) PSN Pre-Order Announcement - Screenshot 9

CD Projekt has announced that they’ve added The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt onto PSN for pre-order. Geralt of Rivia will be setting out on his next journey early next year when Wild Hunt launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For those who missed the recent reveal, players will be able access 16 free DLC packs regardless of whether or not they pre-order.

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Secret Ponchos launching Dec. 2 for PS4, first month free for PS Plus

Secret Ponchoes (PC, PS4) PS4 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Switchblade Monkeys’ Wild West-themed top-down shooter Secret Ponchos will be hitting PSN on December 2 for PS4. PlayStation Plus members will be able to access the game for free during launch month. The versus-focused title will feature support for two to eight players, two-player splitscreen play, and several game modes. Players will be able to choose from one of five outlaws and square off in Deathmatch, Domination, Free-for-All, and Team modes. Each outlaw will have their own style, using everything from whips to shotguns, and be able to lay ambushes using a cover mechanic.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin announced for console and PC

Dark Souls II Scholar of the First Sin (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

From Software has more Dark Souls II in store for 2015. Bandai Namco has announced that the studio is currently working on Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Scheduled to launch on April 7, Scholar of the First Sin will include the original game along with all three downloadable chapters (The Lost Crowns Trilogy) and brand-new content. New enemies, in-game events, and an extra non-playable character are being added for all versions, which will be included in the free ver. 1.10 patch for current owners. The versions for the newer consoles and DirectX11 PCs will also sport enhanced graphics.

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Hamilcar marches, Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord out for PS3

Tears to Tiara 2 Heir of the Overlord (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord, a new strategy-RPG for PS3. The sequel’s storyline is standalone, so no knowledge of its predecessor is necessary to jump into this one. As father of the famed Hannibal, Hamilcar Barca, players wage war against the Divine Empire after he witnesses the burning of an innocent girl. In his pursuit of vengeance, Hamilcar learns that he has an inner rage that can result in everyone’s destruction if he cannot control it. The US release comes with an estimated 80-plus hours of gameplay and visual-novel-style cutscenes, the original Japanese audio, and a first-run bundle that includes a 31-page art book.

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Strength of the Sword 3 added to PS Plus sale, .99 starting tomorrow

Strength of the Sword 3 (PS3) Sale Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ivent Games has sent word that their downloadable action title Strength of the Sword 3 is going on sale tomorrow on PSN. From October 15 to November 18, PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the title for $0.99, four bucks off the regular price. Gamers looking for some tough indie action can check it out on PS Store.

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Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! ships to retail, launches on PSN

Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The most enthusiastically titled fighter in the business, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!, has launched for PS3 and PS Vita. The latest 2D fighter from Aksys Games, Arc System Works, and developer Examu has shipped to store shelves and is now available on PSN. The colorful one-on-one brawler features 23 characters, over 300 story scenarios across the entire roster, and as a bonus for North American gamers, a flip cover with exclusive art.

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Dark Souls II DLC trilogy ending Sept. 30 with Crown of the Ivory King

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Crown of the Ivory King DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King, the final release in the downloadable The Lost Crowns Trilogy, has been officially date for September 30. As with the first two entries, Crown of the Sunken King and Crown of the Old Iron King, the pack will add new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses. After this final journey, those who’ve braved the post-release adventure will claim possession of all the crowns once owned by King Vendrick.

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Sega adds tri-Ace’s RPG Resonance of Fate to PSN for PS3

Resonance of Fate (PS3) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has added their 2010 role-playing game Resonance of Fate to PSN for PS3. The tri-Ace-developed title follows three employees of a private military firm— Leanne, Vashyron, and Zephyr—in a time when humanity lives cloistered around the only machine capable of sustaining life on Earth. As the trio take on missions for clients, they begin to learn more about the powers who control the machine and their lives. Players will be able to customize their characters and weaponry by unlocking new costumes and parts, and fight in a semi-real-time combat system that focuses on firearms and flashy attacks.

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