Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

Sega bringing 2D fighter Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax stateside

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has announced that they are partnering with developers Ecole and French Bread (the studio behind Aksys’ upcoming fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late) for a Western release of Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. The 2D crossover fighter will feature characters from several Dengeki Bunko titles, some of Sega’s own characters, and Sega-themed environments. The title will be released for the PS3 and PS Vita later this year.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin screenshots, details released

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

New screens from and info about Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin has been released by Bandai Namco. More details about what will be added and changed were also announced. And away we go: item descriptions will be expanded, the new Agape Ring will be added to store souls absorbed during online play, matchmaking will be improved with the top three most-active bonfires highlighted, white phantoms will stay in worlds longer and remain if time runs out during boss battles, enemies will have new behavior, the Imitation spell will affect normal enemies, and members of the Covenant of Champions will have to face continually respawning enemies. Those are in addition to updated graphics, new enemy placement, and an increase in the online player count.

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PlayStation 4 version of PlanetSide 2 to enter closed beta on Jan. 20

PlanetSide 2 (PC, PS4) PS4 Closed Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that their free-to-play massively multiplayer online shooter PlanetSide 2 will enter closed beta this month for PS4. The initial wave of players, numbering in the thousands, is scheduled to enter the beta on January 20. More players will be added in the coming months, with invitations set to go out in chronological order based on date of sign-up. Players who have yet to send in their info can still do so at the official site; more information can also be found in a new FAQ. A full launch is on track for later this year.

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PlayStation 4 News

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition now on PSN for PS3, PS Vita

Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition (PC, PS4) PSN Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Devolver Digital has released Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition for PS3 and PS Vita. The $9.99 download features cross-buy support and includes Duke Nukem 3D as well as enhanced versions of the four-episode Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition and three additional expansion packs. The PSN version of Megaton Edition also sports online multiplayer. PS Plus members are currently able to download the game for free.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

(PlayStation Review) Suikoden II

” … one of the best role-playing games that I have ever played and worth every word of praise that it’s received.”

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Legacy Reviews, PlayStation 3 Reviews, PS Vita Reviews

Tetris Ultimate launches on Live, PSN for Xbox One and PS4

Tetris Ultimate (3DS, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tetris Ultimate is making the leap from handheld to console today with its release for PS4 and Xbox One. The $9.99 download features six modes, including versus for up to four players. 3DS owners will note that this version features fewer modes, but it’s also $10 less than the digital version available on eShop and $20 less than the physical release. But for Tetris fans, take note: the handheld version has Challenge mode, which sports four variants. Each mode included in this version is detailed below.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

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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PlayStation 3 News

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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PlayStation 4 News

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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