Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

The Caligula Effect launching May 2, new trailer, screens released

FuRyu and Aquria’s role-playing game The Caligula Effect will be hitting stores and online outlets on May 2, according to Atlus. Previously announced as Caligula, the game will retain its original audio track, and remain faithful to the storyline written by Persona and Persona 2 scribe Tadashi Satomi. The plot follows a group of students at Kishimai High School who realize that their world is a virtual reality known as Mobius. The virtual idol ‘myoo’ maintains the fantasy, and to get to safety, the Go-Home Club will have to strengthen their bonds as they fight those Digihead students who remain brainwashed.

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PlayStation Vita News

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone – 2nd Encore Pack on PSN

The 2nd Encore Pack has gone live for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone. The $9.99 add-on comes bundled with new accessories, modules, songs, and for those with Future Sound and Colorful Tone, Extra Extreme Charts. The lengthy list of everything that’s included can be found below, along with pictures of three new themes that also launched today. Each theme runs $3.99, and there are three on offer, two dynamic (Future Sound Theme, Colorful Tone Theme) and one static.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Reclaim Earth for humanity in Nier: Automata, now available for PS4

Battle androids 2B, 9S and A2 are reporting in with the release of Nier: Automata for PS4. Co-developed with PlatinumGames, the latest entry finds androids battling machines that have overrun the planet in order to secure it for the remaining humans. A launch trailer, below, offers an overview, but for a lengthy look at the game, check out Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay. To celebrate the release, Square Enix has released two free PS4 themes showing off the main characters in their flight suits. Check them out on the PS Store here and here.

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PlayStation 4 News

See nearly 30 minutes of uninterrupted gameplay from Nier: Automata

It’s never a bad time for more Nier, and today, Square Enix has released an extended look at the upcoming Nier: Automata. How “extended” is extended? Twenty-seven minutes and forty-nine seconds, that’s how extended. The video, titled Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay, offers an overview of the game’s mechanics and world. Some of the items featured include the Reliquary System, which allows players to return to where they were defeated for buffs or an ally; 17 of the Pod Skills that the robot companions can utilize during battle; how to gain new buffs and abilities using the Plug-in-Chip System; and the Riding System, which allows players to ride boars (of course).

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Dreamcast shooter Ghost Blade HD released for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U

Indie developer Hucast Games has officially released their Dreamcast title Ghost Blade HD for PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U. The $9.99 bullet-hell-style vertical shooter, said to be inspired by similar releases from the 1990s, features two-player local co-op, five stages, three ships, leaderboard support, and three difficulty levels. Players will be able to blast their way through several modes, including Practice and Score Attack.

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PlayStation 4 News, Wii U, Xbox One News

Arsenal of Elegant Destruction highlights Nier: Automata’s combat

Nier: Automata’s combat system is highlighted in a new gameplay trailer. With the game nearing its release date, Square Enix is showing off the weapon-based combat system in a new video from co-developer PlatinumGames, Arsenal of Elegant Destruction. Included is a demonstration of the game’s combo-extension mechanic that allows players to alternate between four weapon types on the fly, including bracers, spears, and swords.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

PSVR action-adventure title Unearthing Mars coming stateside

Winking’s virtual reality title Unearthing Mars will be coming to North America for PSVR. Currently available on PSN in Asia, the planetary-exploration adventure is currently being localized in English and is slated to be released “soon.” The game begins shortly after entering Mars’ orbit, with players taking control of their spaceship as a crew of explorers attempts to land on the planet’s surface during a sandstorm. Subsequent chapters add additional challenges in the form of puzzles, environmental hazards, and hostile aliens.

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PlayStation 4 News

Combat highlighted in new Nier: Automata trailer

Square Enix has given an expanded look at Nier: Automata. The trailer, titled Glory to Mankind 119450310, finds players in the year 11945 during the 14th Machine War. A squad of androids battle machine lifeforms over a post-apocalyptic landscape in order to secure the world for the remaining humans. Players can try their hand at the game with the recently released PS4 demo on PSN.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Billy and Jimmy return with new trailer, adventure in Double Dragon IV

Double Dragon IV has launched digitally for PC and PS4. Arc System Work’s beat ‘em up supports up to two players offline, and Share Play for PS4. Billy and Jimmy Lee are on a new mission in Japan, and they are sporting some new moves as well with access to a few rudimentary combos. For fans of the original, members of the original team had a hand in creating IV, including original planner Yoshihisa Kishimoto, designer Koji Ogata, and composer Kazunaka Yamane.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Resident Evil 7 biohazard now available for console and PC

After freaking out PSVR owners with its unsettling demo, Resident Evil 7 biohazard has launched for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Described as “an incredibly realistic horror experience,” the first-person survival-horror title puts players in the role of distraught husband Ethan Winters. Ethan is searching for his missing wife in Dulvey, Louisiana, when he comes upon a seemingly abandoned plantation. During his investigation, he comes across the strange Baker family, who attempts to stop him by being murderous freaks. After uncovering the mystery, players will be able to continue with post-release support that will include several downloadable packs. Up first, and set to launch “shortly,” is Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2, which will add two scenarios as well as a bonus mode. An additional story episode, Not a Hero, is also set to launch later this year, and will be free when it goes live this spring.

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