Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved hits PSN for PS Vita

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Sierra has released Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved for PS Vita. Even better, PS Plus members can grab the title for free as part of the July Instant Game Collection promotion. The twin-stick shooter from Lucid Games features the 50-challenge Adventure mode, 40-stage Ultimate mode, Hardcore mode (similar to the original Geometry Wars), and six-stage Classic mode, plus six upgradeable companion drones and six upgradeable abilities. Multiplayer is supported with online versus play, community leaderboards, and local co-op that utilizes both the front and rear touchscreens. Longtime fans will also want to note that Lucid Games was formed by senior developers from series creator Bizarre Creations.


PlayStation Vita News

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition set to release this summer for PS4

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Warner Bros. announced that they will be releasing a new version of last year’s reimagined Gauntlet later this summer for PS4. Developed by Arrowhead Game Studios, Gauntlet: Slayer Edition brings the Elf, Warrior, Wizard, and Valkyrie back for more solo and co-op action. The console version will feature a new locale along with new abilities, enemies, and weapons. Pre-orders are also open today, and early buyers will receive item codes for Mordok’s Screaming Hammer and Reaper’s Visage Helm for the Warrior.


PlayStation 4 News

Zero Escape Volume 3 announced for 3DS, PS Vita

Zero Escape  Zero Time Dilemma (3DS, PS Vita) Announcement - Header

Over the weekend, Aksys announced that they will be bringing over the follow-up to Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, Zero Escape Volume 3, to 3DS and PS Vita next summer. As with its predecessors, including series originator 999, players must make their way through a trap-filled labyrinth by solving puzzles alongside other prisoners. The visual novel-theme will return along with multiple endings, voiced cinematics, and dual voice-over support.


3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy now on PSN, Steam

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Supremacy PSN Steam Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy, the title’s third download pack, is now available for PC, PS3, and PS4. The set includes four maps designed around the Exo Grapple mechanic, one of which is a revamped version of Highrise from Modern Warfare 2. Also included is the debut of Bruce Campbell in the next chapter of Exo Zombies. A full rundown on all of the additions is posted below.



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.


PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Catch up with Yakuza with new video series, World of Yakuza 5

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Sega is laying the groundwork for the return of Yakuza with the first of a three-part video series, Welcome to the World of Yakuza 5. The nearly six-minute-long video features Sony’s Director of Third Party Production and Developer Relations Gio Corsi interviewing Yakuza 5’s General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama. Topics covered include what the duo value most as creators, the storyline, and the inspiration behind the series.


PlayStation 3 News

Suikoden III now available as a PS2 Classic on PSN for PS3

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Following their release of Suikoden II late last year, Konami has added Suikoden III to PSN as part of the PS2 Classic line. The third entry takes place within the Grasslands around 16 years after its predecessor, during an uneasy peace between the six clans that rule the area and the eastern nation of Harmonia. While some things have been carried over from the first two titles, such as the recruitable 108 Stars of Destiny that are scattered throughout the lands, others have changed quite a bit, namely that the story is now told through three different characters. Each character represents a different side, allowing players to see events from the perspective of a Grasslander as Karaya clan member Hugo, Harmonian as border guard Geddoe, and Zexen as knight Chris Lightfellow.


PlayStation 3 News

PC and PS4 versions of Tales of Zestiria to launch alongside PS3

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The Tales series will be expanding its reach into new territories when Tales of Zestiria is released later this year. Ahead of E3, Bandai Namco has sent word that the previously announced PS3 version will be released alongside two others, one for PC and the other for PS4. In Zestiria, players take control of Sorey, a young adventurer ordained to become The Shepard, who must save the land from becoming corrupt by stopping an evil force called Malevolence. New combat mechanics are also being introduced with the new cast, including side dashes and a fusing ability that allows for the creation new elemental artes.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy to hit PSN, Steam in July

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Supremacy PSN Steam Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s third download pack, Supremacy, will go live on PSN and Steam on July 2. The set includes four maps, each of which has been designed to take advantage of the Exo Grapple mechanic, and one being a revamped Highrise from Modern Warfare 2. The pack also features the next entry in the Exo Zombies storyline, an entry that just so happens to introduce one Bruce Campbell. Additional details can be found below.


DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Tetris Ultimate: Challenge Pack launches for PS4, Xbox One

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

The Challenge Pack has gone live for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Tetris Ultimate. The set consists of three new modes and is available as a $6.99 bundle or as individual downloads for $2.99. All three modes are playable in single and multiplayer, with Time’s Up challenging players to add extra time to a 30-second timer, Landslide increasing the number of blocks and their speed as player’s attain higher levels (with a random Tetriminos popping in every 10 turns), and Haunted turning the bottom Tetriminos invisible as players level.


DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News