Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: SCEA

God of War: Ascension updated, Double XP Weekend announced

God of War: Ascension (PS3) Double XP Weekend and Patch Announcement - Screenshot 1

All of you gods of war, take note, Sony is holding a Double XP Weekend event for the recently updated God of War: Ascension. From now until 10 a.m. on Monday, players will be to gain double experience in every mode, though it will not stack with any ongoing experience boost. The event coincides with the recent 1.03 update, detailed below, which lowers the difficulty for the Trial of Archimedes and adds tattoos for character customization in multiplayer.


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God of War: Ascension now available for PS3

God of War: Ascension (PS3) E3 2012 Screenshots - Screenshot 2

The irascible god-killing Spartan is back today in God of War: Ascension for PS3. Set early in the series, the Sony Santa Monica-developed release finds a distraught Kratos six months after the loss of his wife and child, and on …


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Sony reveals PlayStation 4 details at PlayStation Meeting 2013

PlayStation 4 (System) Announcement - Picture 4

Sony revealed initial details about the PlayStation 4 today at the two-hour-plus PlayStation Meeting 2013 in New York. While the final hardware build wasn’t shown and price not announced, the technical specifications and upcoming software features were. The upcoming cycle of Sony’s flagship console will focus on server-side, cloud-based streaming, social media integration, and greater connectivity with mobiles, in particular the PS Vita.


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God of War: Ascension demo, contest for early access announced

God of War: Ascension (PS3) Demo and DLC Extras Announcement - Header

A single-player demo for the next God of War, Ascension, will be available on February 26, but Sony has announced a new contest for players to try it a week early. is hosting the Rise of the Warrior social experience, an online game that not only unlocks weapons for multiplayer (pictured) but also offers early access to the upcoming demo for the first Spartan or Trojan team to earn 10 million points.


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Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time now available for PS3, PS Vita

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sly Cooper returns for a new adventure today in the Sanzaru Games-developed Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time for PS3 and PS Vita. Picking up after Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, Sly and company must travel back in time and around the world, from Feudal Japan to Medieval England, in order to meet and learn from the Cooper Clan before the remaining pages of the familial tome on thievery vanishes. Launching alongside Thieves in Time is a companion title for both systems, the PSN-only mini-game collection Bentley’s Hackpack.


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Sony to launch new Classic White, 500GB PS3 this month

PS3 (PS3) Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle Announcement - System

Sony will be bringing a white 500GB PlayStation 3 to the US later this month. Beginning on January 27, players will be able to purchase the Classic White PS3 Instant Game Collection Bundle for $299.99. In addition to the new color and larger hard drive, the set also includes a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus, which currently provides cloud storage for saves and a selection of 12 PS3 games, six PS Vita games, and various discounts that is updated monthly.


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Sony reveals 525K PS3s,160K Vitas sold during Black Friday week

Sony (General) PS3 and PS Vita Black Friday Numbers - Ultimate Bundle

Sony has announced that the PS3 sold over 525,000 consoles and the PS Vita over 160,000 during Black Friday week. According to the company’s number-crunching robots, that represents a 15% increase for PS3 bundle sales and a 9% increase over last year for hardware, software, and peripherals sales. Latin America posted the most significant increase, with “year-over-year sales growth increase of 200%.” SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton noted that the company is “very pleased” with their Black Friday numbers.


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Sony announces two new slimmer PlayStation 3 models, bundles

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim (Console) Announcement - Full Shot

The PlayStation 3 is slimming down for the winter. Sony has announced that a new slimmer PS3 will be available in either charcoal black or classic white in North America starting in September. There will be two models (a third with 12 GB of flash memory is a Europe-only release) released in new bundles: a 250GB model launching September 25 for $269 with a copy of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Game of the Year Edition and Dust 514 pre-installed with a $30 voucher for DLC, and a 500GB model launching October 30 for $299 with a copy of Assassin’s Creed III.


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PS Vita to get PSOne Classics support this month, PS Plus soon

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The update that PS Vita users have been waiting for is almost here. Sony has announced that ver. 1.80, the update that will add support for PSOne titles, will launch on August 28. The update will also add support for cross-play functionality, cross-save functionality, playback controls in the Video app, and imported music playlists from PS3 and iTunes.


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Sound Shapes available on PSN for PS3, PS Vita

Sound Shapes (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Queasy Games’ rhythm-based platformer Sound Shapes has launched for PS3 and PS Vita. The $14.99 release includes a single-player campaign comprised of five records and 20-plus environments, with gameplay combining traditional platforming with rhythm action, as well as an editor mode that allows for players to create and share custom levels.


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