Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

Doom – Free Update 3 to add Deathmatch, Private Matches

id Software’s upcoming patch for Doom will add Deathmatch and Private Matches. Free Update 3, scheduled to go live later this month, will allow players to go all-in versus everyone or just friends. The modes will also feature several customization options, including settings to change the time limit and score limit, remove power weapons, and turn off demons. A teaser was released offering a brief look at the upcoming patch. Those wanting to see it demonstrated live can check out a livestream next Tuesday at 1 p.m. (CST) on Twitch.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Salvation now available for PS4

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Salvation has gone live on PSN. The final downloadable pack sees Black Ops III off with four multiplayer maps and the Origins Zombies’ finale, Revelations. The included maps are detailed below, but of note for series fans are two reimaginings: Black Ops II’s Standoff is now the Western-styled Outlaws, while World at War’s Outskirts has been reworked into a futuristic repair facility in Rupture. Revelations also wraps up the squad’s adventure as the group faces Doctor Monty in The House.

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God Eater 2: Rage Burst released for console, PC, Resurrection for PC

Monster-munching action-crafter God Eater 2: Rage Burst has been released for PC, PS4, and PS Vita. The game takes place three years after the events of Resurrection, as a red rain spreads a deadly disease known as the Black Plague. To stop the pandemic, players join a special unit, Blood. The group’s affiliation with the Fenrir Organization grants them access to God Arc weapons, which are capable of destroying and consuming the monstrous Aragami. With up to three friends, players use the weapons to clear the land, gaining access to more than 100 Blood Arts in their quest to save mankind. Resurrection is also available on Steam today, and as with the console version, is included with every copy of Rage Burst.

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Gamescom trailer released for Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

The Gamescom theater demo of Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration has been released by Crystal Dynamics. The video covers a section from the campaign, Thin Ice; a preview of Blood Ties, the upcoming narrative add-on that pits Lara against her uncle; and a look at the zombie-infested survival mode, Lara’s Nightmare. The 20 Year Celebration release also includes PSVR support, a co-op mode (Endurance), Extreme Survivor difficulty, 5 classic Lara skins, a weapon and outfit from Tomb Raider III, and all released downloadable content.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X jams out today on PS4 and PS Vita

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X has launched digitally and physically for PS4 and PS Vita. Miku returns with her Vocaloid pals to sing their way through 30-plus songs set within five themed Clouds: Classic, Cool, Cute, Elegant, and Quirky. Along the way, the crew will unlock module costumes to outfit with stat-boosting accessories. Players can also put together concerts with everything they’ve unlocked, and dole out gifts to improve their friendships with the singers. Both versions also support cross-buy for downloadable content, all of which, and there’s quite a bit of it, have been posted below.

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Assault Suit Leynos out digitally for PC, physically for PS4

Following its digital launch for PS4, Assault Suit Leynos is now available on store shelves for PS4 and through digital outlets for PC. There are also some extras. The boxed copy includes a poster* (incorrect, see update), while the PC version is available as a standalone version for $19.99 and as a Special Edition for $24.99. The special content, purchasable separately for $4.99, bundles the game’s soundtrack along with a 39-page excerpt from John Szcepaniak’s The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers that focuses on series creator Masaya/NCS.

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Claymation point-and-click adventure Armikrog out for console

The crowdfunded point-and-click adventure title Armikrog has launched for console on eShop, Live, and PSN. The game, developed by members from the teams behind Earthworm Jim and Neverhood, is a claymation adventure that follows the astronaut Tommynaut and his talking blind dog, Beak-Beak. The duo must make their way to safety after they crash land on an alien planet and get stuck in the fortress Armikrog.

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Capcom releases Resident Evil 7 biohazard gameplay trailer

Capcom broke out a new Resident Evil 7 biohazard trailer for Gamescom, titled “Lantern.” The gameplay footage introduces Marguerite Baker, one of the long-unseen residents of a plantation located in Dulvey, Louisiana. The video runs over three minutes long and is presented in the format of a found-footage film. Attendees can check out the Beginning Hour demo in PS VR mode at Sony’s booth in Hall 7, B-010.

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Arcade-style strategy shooter Inversus launches for PC, PS4

Inversus, the latest action title from Hypersect designer and programmer Ryan Juckett, is now available on PSN, Humble Store, and Steam. The competitive arcade-style title mixes strategy with shooting, as players fire bullets to open and close paths in an attempt to block and trap their opponent. Up to four players are supported, locally or online, in one-versus-one and two-versus-two modes over 30-plus maps. PSN and Steam are both running a launch-week discount, knocking 10% off, with the former for PS Plus subscribers.

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The King of Fighters XIV Dream Match exhibition, new team detailed

Atlus has announced an exhibition for The King of Fighters XIV. The upcoming Dream Match will feature Justin Wong, OGAWA, GO1, and sako, and is set to take place on August 19, beginning at 5:00 a.m. (CST), on the official SNK Twitch channel. A trailer for it has been released, as well as this week’s team reveal: Team Another World. The new squad includes Samurai Shodown’s Nakoruru, Kung Fu expert Mui Mui, and Love Heart, who is on a mission of vengeance against the Skull Pirates.

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