PlayStation News: NieR Automata Now Available on PS4

Join the battle between androids and machines in NieR: Automata available now in Europe and PAL territories for the PlayStation 4 .

Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., NieR: Automata delivers the perfect mix of action and RPG gameplay. In NieR: Automata, players will embark on a perilous mission with the android YoRHa squad: 2B, 9S, and A2 to reclaim the world abandoned by mankind and uncover truths long forgotten.

NieR: Automata is available now for the PlayStation 4 in Europe and PAL territories, and will be available on PC from the 17th March. For more information, visit: http://nierautomata.com

A free playable demo is also available to download now from: http://bit.ly/2k9txbV.

Related Links:
STEAM: http://store.steampowered.com/app/524220/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NieRGame
Twitter: @NieRGame
Official Page: http://nierautomata.co

Nintendo Switch News: I am Setsuna Launcing on Nintendo Switch

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Square Enix Ltd., today released a brand new Nintendo Switch gameplay trailer ahead of Friday’s launch of the classic-style JRPG adventure I AM SETSUNA. The debut title from all-new Square Enix studio, Tokyo RPG Factory, will be released as part of the Nintendo Switch launch day line-up and will be available for download on 3rd March 2017.

The trailer introduces players to the nostalgic world of I AM SETSUNA and sets the scene for the emotional journey of sacrifice that lies ahead. The trailer showcases the game’s classic JRPG gameplay, with simple turn based controls and unique gameplay mechanisms that merge the beloved nostalgic elements from the golden era of JRPGs with the latest technology.

I AM SETSUNA is available digitally on PlayStation 4 and Steam now, and will be available for the Nintendo Switch on 3rd March 2017. For more information on I AM SETSUNA, visit: www.iamsetsuna.com

Related Links:
Official Website: www.iamsetsuna.com
Tokyo RPG Factory Homepage: http://www.tokyorpgfactory.com

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Xbox News: HALO Wars 2 is Bringing the Battle to Twitter with #TwitterHALOWars

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To tease the return of the acclaimed strategy video game franchise, Halo Wars 2, Xbox is bringing the war of wits from the game world to everyone on Twitter.

Xbox and 343 Industries have partnered with Twitter, twofifteenmccann, and EMT (Emerging Media Technologies), to create a media-first real-time social media strategy game to be promoted via online video and social posts to a wide audience and played entirely through Twitter’s new DM platform. This is the first of its kind and demonstrates the scope of what is capable via Twitter’s DM platform, tapping into the exciting world of gaming.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with Twitter to celebrate the upcoming launch of Halo Wars 2. By creating this community experience exclusively on Twitter, we are able to bring fans around the world a truly personalized gaming experience in real-time,” said Dan Ayoub, studio head for strategy games at 343 Industries.

People on Twitter will be prompted to engage with Isabel (@ISA1307_2), the main A.I. in the game, via call-to-action Tweets inviting them to play. They will then be transported into a training module where they play battle cards against their friends (or the computer) in an escalating three-round war of attacks and counters.

“We can think of no better partner than Xbox to be innovating with our DM platform to engage with fans. We’ve seen businesses use our new DM features in creative ways, but this experience is the first of its kind, and with one of the most recognizable franchises in gaming,” said Ian Cairns, Senior Product Manager at Twitter.

Battle winners will be served unique gameplay GIFs and will receive exclusive downloadable content in the form of custom vehicle skin packs for use when the game launches.

 #TwitterHaloWars launches on Tuesday January 17th exclusively on Twitter.

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PlayStation News: Earthlock Festival of Magic Coming to PS4 27/1/17

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After months of refining the gamer experience, EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic gets its biggest release yet: The PlayStation 4! Not only releasing on the PlayStation Store, EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic will be physically available in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East on January 27th and the United States on February 14th.

EARTHLOCK is an indie developed, adventure RPG inspired by the classic 3D RPGs of the late 90’s, with a fresh take on turn based combat and character progression. A tribute to true turn-based RPG fans, EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic will test even the most strategic of players.

About The Game:

Embark on a journey to save the beautiful world of Umbra, a harsh planet that stopped spinning thousands of cycles ago. What started as a mission to rescue Amon’s uncle from the clutches of an ancient cult, soon spirals into an adventure that was centuries in the making. You must bring together this group of unlikely heroes to stop the ruinous past from repeating itself.

Features of EARTHLOCK: Festival of Magic

  • Explore the vast and magical world of Umbra
  • Fast and highly strategic turn‐based battles
  • Harvest magical materials and craft items on your home island
  • A set of unique heroes, each with their own fighting style
  • Talent Table: combining a classic ‘skill tree’ and equipment to customise your character’s progression

For some more background, check out the fresh PSN Blog interview with one of our developers here!

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Playstation News: NieR Automata Demo Goes LIVE 22/12/16 Worldwide

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Square Enix Ltd., today announced that both fans and newcomers alike can experience the exciting action RPG, NieR: Automata  , for the first time in a consumer demo releasing on the 22nd December on the PlayStation Network.

With an abandoned factory as the backdrop, the demo follows android 2B’s mission to destroy a massive enemy weapon that lies within.

NieR: Automata will be available in Europe on 10th March 2017 for the PlayStation®4. For more information, visit: http://nier-automata.com.

A limited “Black Box Edition” is also available to pre-order now. The coveted Black Box Edition will be available in limited quantities from the Square Enix Online Store. Housed within a sleek black Collector’s Edition box, the Black Box Edition will include and Android 2B Figurine, Artbook, soundtrack and a selection of bonus DLC content.

Related Links:

Pre-order the Black Box Edition: http://bit.ly/NieRBlackBox

Official Page: http://nier-automata.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NieRGame 

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VideoGame News: Final Fantasy XV European Launch Event To Take Over Club Ampere

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To celebrate the upcoming release of the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY XV next week, Square Enix Ltd., today announced details of an exclusive launch event set to take place at Club Ampere in Antwerp on Monday 28th November.

The launch event will see an appearance from Grammy award-winning DJ and producer Afrojack, who has collaborated with SQUARE ENIX to remix a track for the game, which can be heard in the FINAL FANTASY XV feat. Afrojack trailer released earlier this year. The event will also be host to DJ sets from various other artists from Afrojack’s label Wall Recordings.

In addition, this limited event will be attended by members of the FINAL FANTASY XV art team, and feature live art demonstrations and live gameplay to celebrate the launch of the game.

Though the event is invitation only, fans can tune into the live stream of the presentation at the event  from 18:30 GMT / 19:30 CET on 28th November on the below channels:

FINAL FANTASY XV Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ffxv
FINAL FANTASY XV YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/finalfantasyxv
SQUARE ENIX Twitch Channel: www.twitch.tv/squareenix

FINAL FANTASY XV will be available on the 29th November for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 system. For more information on FINAL FANTASY XV, visit: http://www.finalfantasyxv.com/.

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Playstation News: Sony Unveil the Playstation 4 Slim Console

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Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced that a new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 4 (PS4™) (CUH-2000 series) computer entertainment system with a 500GB HDD will become available in Japan, North America and in Europe starting from September 15, 2016, at manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of 29,980 yen, $299 USD, €299 and £259*1*2*3.

The internal architecture of the new PS4 system has been revamped, reducing its volume by more than 30% compared to the previous models and reducing its weight by 25% and 16% compared to the first (CUH-1000 series) and current  (CUH-1200 series) models respectively. Also, the new PS4 system is more energy efficient, as the power consumption has been cut by more than 34% and 28% compared to the very first and current models.

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The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models, with the foreside and backside of its body slightly angled. The corners are trimmed and curved, giving it a softer impression that would appeal to a wider range of audience.  The new simple look, with gloss finished PS family mark designed on the center of the top surface, will fit perfectly wherever it is placed.

Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including the new slimmer model and PlayStation®4 Pro will support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology*4, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.

Approaching its third year since launch, PS4’s games portfolio is stronger than ever, and will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles from third-party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios such as FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.), Gravity Rush 2, Horizon Zero Dawn (SIE WWS), Persona5 (ATLUS CO.,LTD.), Ryu Ga Gotoku 6 Inochi no Uta.(SEGA Games Co., Ltd.), The Last Guardian (SIE WWS), Thumper (Drool), Touhou  Shinpiroku Urban Legend in Limbo. (SUNFISH Co., Ltd.).*5

SIE is focused on expanding PS4’s ecosystem by introducing new system features like HDR, launching high quality exclusive PlayStation games, pushing innovation in gaming through PlayStation®VR, and building online services offered on PlayStationTMNetwork.

<PlayStation®4 (CUH-2000 series)>

Product name PlayStation®4
Color Jet Black
Product code CUH-2000 series
MSRP 500GB HDD: 29,980yen, US$299, EU€299 and £259*1

1TB HDD: 34,980yen*1

Main Processor Single-chip custom processor

CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores

GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon™ based graphics engine

Memory GDDR5 8GB
Storage size*6 500GB, 1TB
External dimensions Approx. 265×39×288 mm (width × height × length)
(excludes largest projection)
Mass Approx. 2.1 kg
BD/ DVD drive
(read only)
BD × 6 CAV
DVD × 8 CAV
Input/ Output Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port × 2
AUX port × 1
Networking Ethernet(10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)×1

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth®v4.0

Power AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz

 

Power consumption Max. 165W
Operating Temperature 5 ºC – 35ºC
AV output HDMI™ out port (HDR output supported)

*1 Prices in North America and Japan exclude tax. Prices in Europe and UK include tax.

*2 The price of PS4 with 1TB HDD is 34,980yen.

*3 Release date and MSRP of the slimmer and lighter PS4 for Asian region will be announced separately.

*4 All PS4 will support HDR by the upcoming system software update.

*5 Title line-up differs by regions.

*6 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in the document.

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