Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

Persona 5’s party-boosting hacker Futaba Sakura introduced

The Phantom Thieves’ hacker, Futaba Sakura, is getting her time to shine in a new character trailer. The socially awkward dropout is a recluse who now serves as the group’s navigator. Futaba, under the codename Oracle, guides the crew to their destination or, if things go south, an escape route. She also provides moral support that buffs her teammates during combat. As with the previous reveals, the character’s voice actor, Erica Lindbeck, is also interviewed in a separate video.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Persona 5 digital pre-orders up, Story and Confidant trailers released

Atlus has sent word that digital pre-orders are now live for Persona 5. As a bonus, early digital buyers receive the dynamic Protagonist Special Theme & Avatar Set. Pre-orders also come with in-game DLC, the Izanagi & Izanagi Picaro Set Persona, who makes a return from Persona 4 in the flesh and as a themed dress for Picaro. To learn more about the Phantom Thieves, scroll down to check out the recently released story trailer. Details were also revealed about several Confidants, characters who form a bond with the party and will lend them a hand. Three of them are detailed below, and star in their own trailers.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Amnesia Collection now available digitally on PSN for PS4

A new horror compilation has gone live today for PS4. Frictional Games’ Amnesia Collection brings players The Dark Descent, A Machine for Pigs, and the Justine expansion for the first time to PS4 via PSN. All three rely on atmosphere rather than mayhem, as players must stick to the shadows and avoid making contact with enemies in order to survive.

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PlayStation 4 News

Zen Studios to add Bethesda pack with Doom, Fallout, Skyrim tables

Zen Studios is teaming up with Bethesda to bring Doom, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to their various pinball platforms. Each series will get its own table next month. Doom Pinball will have players fight their way through hordes of demons in a UAC facility. Fallout Pinball will be set in the wastes and feature Factions to join, Vaults to raid, and Bobbleheads to collect. Lastly, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Pinball is set to have craftable weapons, magic, armor, loot to buy and sell, materials to mine, trainers, and side quests. All of them will have leaderboards, score tracking, and additional social features.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone bringing 200+ songs to PS4

The Hatsune train continues to roll on with news that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is coming to North America. The PS4 entry will be a PSN-only release that will come packed with 224 songs, five difficulty levels, and 340 costumes for Miku and company. It’s being described as an “arcade incarnation,” which means faster gameplay and a different control scheme from Diva X. The game will be a free download, serving as the delivery platform for two for-pay song packs: Colorful Tone and Future Sound. Both can be downloaded separately for $29.99 or as a bundle for $53.99. Players who buy both will get hairstyle customizations and an exclusive ‘survival course’ add-on. Future Sound bundles songs from the Project Diva games, while Colorful Tone includes those related to the Project Mirai games as well as arcade songs.

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PlayStation 4 News

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games launching spring ’17 for PS4, PS Vita

A new bundle is in the works for Spike Chunsoft’s Zero Escape visual novel series. Aksys Games will be releasing a two-game set next spring for PS4 and PS Vita, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999) will be included along with its sequel, Virtue’s Last Reward, with the former being updated with remastered graphics and a dual audio track with English and Japanese. The adventure-style puzzler has players attempting to navigate their way through trap-filled environments as they attempt to solve the Nonary Game alongside a group of strangers.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Doom – Hell Followed DLC released for console, PC

Doom received its second premium downloadable pack today, Hell Followed. The $14.99 drop includes three multiplayer maps (Argent Breach, Molten, and Orbital), one weapon (Reaper), a piece of equipment (Threat Pulse), a player-controlled demon (Cacodemon), and several hack modules. Customization fans will also find more armor sets, patterns, colors, and taunts. To celebrate the add-on’s release, this weekend will offer double experience from 11:00 a.m. (CST) on October 28 until 11:00 a.m. (CST) on October 31.

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King’s Quest – Chapter 5: The Good Knight, Complete Collection out

The main storyline of King’s Quest comes to a close today with the release of Chapter 5: The Good Knight. All of the decisions made in the previous entries come to a head in the end, as an elderly King Graham goes on one last quest to save Daventry. The finale is also joined by a physical release, King’s Quest: The Complete Collection, for PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. A downloadable epilogue is also in the works, and will be available to everyone who owns the Season Pass or Complete Collection.

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Yomawari: Night Alone launches on PSN, Steam for PS Vita and PC

Just in time for Halloween, NIS has released their latest survival-horror thriller Yomawari: Night Alone. As a young girl lost in a strange dimension, players must find their dog, Pogo, and older sister. Strange monsters are roaming her now-deformed hometown, and to continue her search, she must hide, trick, or run from them. The physical version also comes bundled with a copy of the 2015 puzzle platformer htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

World of Final Fantasy now available online, in stores for PS4, PS Vita

Following last week’s demo release, the full version of World of Final Fantasy has hit store shelves and digital outlets. The story follows two siblings, Reynn and Lann, who are on a quest throughout the world of Grymoire to restore their lost memories. Along the way, they will meet old series favorites, and 200-plus creatures, called Mirages, that can be captured and evolved through training. The Day One edition includes an exclusive Sephiroth summon as well as the option to choose the Japanese voice track.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News