Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

Windjammers to get jamming on PS4, PS Vita this August

The future truly is now with word that DotEmu will be releasing the super futuristic quasi-sport Windjammers on August 29. The explosive-disc-throwing game of legend will be making its way to PS4 and PS Vita with six characters, local and online multiplayer, and a Ranked Mode with ladder support. DotEmu wants gamers jamming in style, though, so they have teamed up with Fangamer and Wham-O for official merchandise, including T-shirts, caps, pins, and frisbees. I never thought I would see the day when I could buy an official Windjammers frisbee. We live in amazing times, friends.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Nidhogg 2 to be released digitally in August for PC and PS4

Nidhogg 2 has been officially dated for release next month, with console and PC gamers set to hit the battlefield on August 15. PS4 owners will be able to pre-order the game earlier, on July 18. Messhof has also recently gone into detail about the decision behind the game’s vastly different art style over at PlayStation Blog. In part, the change was to allow the developers more creativity: “…instead of minimalism, why not try out some maximalism? Animated faces, sweet outfits and hairstyles, bustling environments – the doors had swung wide and Nidhogg 2’s visual style was born.” The sequel will feature new weapons, solo and local versus with one-on-one combat, online with matchmaking, private matches, eight-player tournaments, 10 stages, 10 game variables, and customization items.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Project Diva Future Tone getting new downloadable conent

Sega is set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Hatsune Miku. To get the party going, the studio plans on getting players back into the groove with a new add-on for the PS4 rhythm title Project Diva Future Tone. Not much else is known at this point, but availability and price should be revealed soon.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time returns to PlayStation, now on PSN

It’s time to take a trip back to 2004 today with the release of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time for PS4. The PS2 role-playing game has been updated with support for trophies, share functionality, and remote play. Players once again guide Fayt in his search for his family and childhood friend Sophia after being separated during a military invasion while on vacation. An intro video from the game’s producer, Shuichi Kobayashi, as well as the launch trailer can be found below.

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PlayStation 4 News

The court calls! Windjammers open beta kicking off in June for PS4

The future of sports will be reaching PS4 shortly with the launch of an online closed beta for Windjammers. Players will be able to toss their energized discs of fury from June 8 through June 12 via PSN. Access codes can be acquired by subscribed to the beta at FlyingPowerDisc.com. During the period, users will be testing the game’s matchmaking system, leaderboard, and net code. The cutoff date is June 5.

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PlayStation 4 News

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time headed to PSN on May 23 for PS4

Star Ocean will be taking a trip to the past for the next installment, a re-release of Till the End of Time. The 2002 PlayStation 2 entry is receiving a sprucing up with support for trophies, share functionality, and remote play. Till the End of Time follows childhood friends Fayt Leingod and Sophia Esteed “as they discover the greatest secret in the Star Ocean universe.”

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PlayStation 4 News

(PlayStation Vita Review) The Caligula Effect

“… potentially marvelous visual novel stuck inside of a middling dungeon crawler.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma headed to PS4 this fall

PS4 owners recently got the backstory of the Zero Escape series with The Nonary Games bundle, and now, Aksys is looking to round out the trilogy for them. A graphically updated re-release of Spike Chunsoft’s visual novel Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma is scheduled to make its way digitally and physically to PS4 this fall. The follow-up to Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward continues the formula of narrative-driven puzzle solving, as players attempt to work out brain teasers and plot twists alike.

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PlayStation 4 News

Dragon Quest Heroes II receives first of five free content updates

Square Enix has released a free content update for Dragon Quest Heroes II. This marks the first of five updates that will add extended character-specific sidequests, Slime weapons, and extra multiplayer content. Today’s patch adds two sidequests, Episode Torneko and Episode Maribel & Ruff. The remaining updates and their content can be found listed below, along with a few new screenshots.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Get your emotions in check! The Caligula Effect out for 3DS

It’s time for players to break free of the virtual-world prison of Mobius with the launch of The Caligula Effect. As a student at Kishimai High School, players uncover a world that isn’t as it seems in a story penned by Persona 2 scribe Tadashi Satomi. As part of the Go-Home Club, they will join a group of fellow students in an effort to break free of the virtual world that has them trapped. Getting back to reality requires battling Digiheads, those students who have succumbed to the charms of the world’s master and are willing to defend her at all costs.

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