Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

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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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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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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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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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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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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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone now available on PSN for PS4

Digital idol Hatsune Miku has returned to get the glow sticks moving in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone for PS4. The PSN exclusive features over 200 songs that are broken down as either a Future Sound track or a Colorful Tone tune. The former are centered on the Diva games, while the latter are related to the Project Mirai games and arcade tracks. The packs are available separately for $29.99 or together for $53.99, with the bundle also coming with an exclusive survival course add-on. Future Tone sets itself apart from previous entries with a new control scheme that accommodates a faster pace. Songs can be tackled in five difficulty levels. Additionally, players also have access to new customization items that highlight other Sega properties, including Sonic, Virtua Fighter, Valkyria Chronicles, and Space Channel 5.

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Double Dragon IV launching digitally for PC, PS4 next month

Arc System Works has announced that they will be releasing Double Dragon IV for PC and PS4. The beat ‘em up will be a download-only entry with retro-style graphics, combos, and support for up to two players offline. Brawler fans can download it on January 29 on PSN and January 31 on Steam, and can look forward to Billy and Jimmy Lee returning to the mean streets, only this time in Japan. The game was developed by members of the original development team, including original planner Yoshihisa Kishimoto, designer Koji Ogata, and composer Kazunaka Yamane.

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Nier: Automata demo now available on PSN for PS4

Players can now try a portion of Nier: Automata. Co-developed with Platinum Games, the action role-playing game finds combat android 2B on a mission to destroy a weapon stored inside a large facility. The demo can be downloaded off of PSN. A trailer was also released highlighting Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy XV collaborations with 2B equipping Noctis’ Engine Blade and the Cypress Stick from Dragon Quest.

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Nier: Automata to get playable demo for PS4 on December 22

Players who have been waiting for the long-awaited follow-up to Nier, Nier: Automata, will be able to try it themselves on December 22. Square Enix has announced that a playable demo will be going live that finds the attack android 2B searching an abandoned factory for a weapon that she needs to destroy. There was no word on a possible PC demo.

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