Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One

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505 Games will be releasing a new version of Payday 2. Set to go live for download on June 16, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will feature an improved frame rate, textures, and resolution. In addition to all of the available download packs and content updates, Crimewave Edition will also include new characters, contracts, enemies, heists, jobs, and masks. Plus a new perk system, pre-planning stage, and stealth-based fifth skill tree. A pre-order bonus, Hard Time Loot Bag, is also up for grabs and is detailed below.

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Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition announced for PS4

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Ace Team’s action platformer Abyss Odyssey will be getting a release for PS4. Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition will contain tweaks and updates to the original game, which follows Katrien, Ghost Monk, and Pincoya on a quest to defeat a powerful warlock at the bottom of a sprawling abyss. In addition to the updates for the PC version, Extended Dream Edition will feature online two-player co-op, local four-player versus, and a mini-boss battle with Zeno Clash’s Goldem. There are also several system-exclusive mini-bosses, Tirana and White Phantom, as well as a unique final boss form, Warlock Titan.

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PlayStation 4 News

Blazkowicz returns, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood out for console, PC

The new standalone prequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Old Blood, has launched on Live, PSN, and Steam. The $19.99 download takes B.J. Blazkowicz through eight chapters that span two interconnected storylines set in 1946. The first part, Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves, finds him behind enemy lines in Bavaria, undertaking a two-part mission to break into Castle Wolfenstein and steal intel to find General Deathshead’s compound. The second part, The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs, takes place further along on his search, after he stumbles upon a city where strange artifacts have recently been uncovered.

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Omega Quintet ready for stardom and to save the world, out for PS4

Idea Factory’s latest role-playing game, Omega Quintet, is now available for PS4. As the manager of a group of idols, players must guide the powerful singers, the Verse Maidens, in their war against a strange evil force. Using sound as their weapons, the five maidens must destroy the nefarious forces and restore peace to the world.

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PlayStation 4 News

Resident Evil HD Remaster sells over a million units worldwide

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Capcom has announced that the latest Resident Evil re-release, a download-only title in North America, has sold over a million units worldwide. The HD Remaster had previously set a day-one record for the fastest-selling digital release on PSN across Europe and North America. This latest version features updated graphics, sound, and controls, along with a new Very Easy Mode.

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Omega Quintet’s combat highlighted in new screenshots

Idea Factory has released a new batch of screenshots from Omega Quintet. The new screens showcase two key mechanics of combat, the Voltage meter and the associated Live Concert Mode. Voltage level determines the music that plays during Live Concert Mode, which engages buffs or debuffs, and when the crowds grow, the group will keep the music going. The shots also give a quick look at the combat bonuses that can be earned by breaking an enemy’s magnetic field and achieving an Overkill.

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PlayStation 4 News

Vic Viper flies again! Gradius V launches on PSN for PS3

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The gallant Vic Viper is back to battling the Bacterians with the release of Gradius V on PSN. The 2004 shooter, originally available for PS2, can be downloaded for $9.99. Following series tradition, players are able to augment their fighter with power-ups that scroll through a set list of weapons and abilities that is chosen before deployment. Local co-op play is also support for up to two players.

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PlayStation 3 News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Ascendance dated for PSN, Steam

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s second downloadable pack, Ascendance, is set to launch for PC, PS3, and PS4 on April 30. The $14.99 download will include four multiplayer maps, detailed below, the OHM hybrid two-in-one weapon, the OHM Werewolf variant, the Exo Grapple playlist, and the second part of Exo Zombies’ co-op story.

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Tower Of Guns lets loose on PSN for PS3, PS4, soon for Xbox One

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Grip Digital and Terrible Posture Games’ bullet-hell-style first-person shooter Tower Of Guns has launched for PS3, PS4 and will go up on Friday for Xbox One. The download-only release, described as “a pure FPS experience,” features randomized levels and enemies, upgradeable abilities, and modifiable gear. After dying, players retain their kit and powered-up abilities but return to the beginning of the tower to face new enemies and a new layout.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron coming to Zen’s pinball lines

Avengers Age of Ultron (Android, iOS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Zen Studios is continuing their line of Marvel-themed tables with the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The table will be available across Zen’s titles on PC, console, and mobile platforms (Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2, and Marvel Pinball) on April 21. The table will have modes for each member of the team, including Captain America and Thor, with a battle between Iron Man and Ultron and a first-person shooting mini-game for Hawkeye.

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