Showing posts with label PlayStation 4. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayStation 4. Show all posts

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Last of Us Part II Wraps Shooting

Neil Druckmann announces wrap up shooting for upcoming Naughty Dog title The Last of Us Part II on Twitter.

Originally announced back in 2016 at PlayStation Experience, action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II remains one of the most anticipated upcoming titles from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

We didn't get an official release date yet because the game is still under development but recently, game director Neil Druckmann has announced on social media that motion capture has wrapped up, completing major part of the process.

last of us 2 wraps shooting ellie joel naughty dog ashley johnson troy baker
The Last of Us Part II Wraps Shooting

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Only Playable Character is Ellie

We know that lead characters Joel and Ellie are returning for this impending PlayStation 4-exclusive that is set five years after The Last of Us but this time the latter will be going through a cycle of violence for personal reasons.

In terms of story, there was a teaser and a trailer that only explores fraction of its entire plot without possibly revealing any major twist. A footage featuring gameplay was released during E3 2018 and it was as brutal as it could get.

RELATED: The Last of Us Part II Gameplay Revealed

The Last of Us remains a saga of Joel and Ellie going through a lot of blood, sweat and tears that is very close to Neil. Of course, Baker and Johnson too are similarly attached to this sequel project as well that is heading towards completion.

Druckmann has posted an image of actor Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker on Twitter, pointing to an emotional wrap-up.



RELATED: The Last of Us: Outbreak Day 2018

He also posted another image on Instagram of himself with actor Laura Bailey, who is playing an unnamed character.



RELATED: Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

Although wrapping up motion capture scenes shooting are major part of development but Naughty Dog still has much work to do for making this much awaited PS4 game a reality, even though it probably is not coming out in 2019.

While waiting for a release date to be announced, we can expect The Last of Us Part II to also arrive on PlayStation 5 following recent revealing of its first details. Besides, PS5 console is going to be backwards compatible with PS4 games anyway.

Warhammer: Chaosbane Second Closed Beta Live Now

Build your party and jump into second Closed Beta of Warhammer: Chaosbane to slay hordes of daemonic force.

Upcoming action role-playing game Warhammer: Chaosbane from developer Eko Software and publisher Bigben Interactive is set on the Old World of Warhammer fictional high fantasy universe and about to enter a new Closed Beta.

The game is currently scheduled to launch worldwide at June 4 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players interested to participate in ongoing second Closed Beta program has to pre-order any edition of Chaosbane for their preferred platform.

warhammer chaosbane second closed beta live now
Warhammer: Chaosbane Second Closed Beta Live Now

RELATED: Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Coming to PlayStation 4

Take a look at fantasy battle scenarios Chaosbane has to offer in their second Closed Beta program, live now.




RELATED: Transistor Free on Epic Games Store Now

Player characters begin their quest to find out a source of attack by Dark Gods after Emperor Magnus the Pious is cursed. To reach out to the root of this crisis and end it for good, a group of heroes have to take on a path of slaying demon hordes.

Expect a wide plethora of monstrous enemies to come at you on command of a different Chaos God as you make progress in-game. Then there are some equally fun boss battles to challenge your growing skills and harden you as a warrior.

RELATED: Warhammer: Vermintide 2: Back to Ubersreik DLC Out Now

Starting from April 18, today, you can team up with your friends by picking up any from Dwarf Slayer, Empire Soldier, High Elf Mage and Wood Elf Waywatcher classes to build your party for some rampaging action until April 24, 2019.

Going solo against Chaos hordes is an option for sure but facing them in local or online co-op is a much better experience. With all four classes are now open to try out in battle, you should not hold back from picking your preferred hero character.

warhammer chaosbane dungeon crawler
Warhammer Meets Diablo

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Unity Free on Uplay Now

With a level cap set for 25, players will venture among Nuln in first act and the city of Praag for second act. This is a reworked dungeon crawling take on Warhammer universe by Eko Software that showers you with armor pieces and weapons loot.

Aside from granting access to Closed Beta, Standard Edition of Warhammer: Chaosbane offers you 4 legendary helmets and an XP boost. Both Digital Deluxe Edition and Magnus Edition give you the same and then some more stuff to enjoy.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

Entire Castlevania Anniversary Collection lineup has been revealed by Konami that will arrive on May 16.

Back in 90's beloved era of retro games, side-scrolling adventure series Castlevania was among the most critically acclaimed games and has released some fan-favorite titles over years that eventually became best-selling arcade classics of all time.

This year, developer/publisher Konami decided to release collection of their most popular franchises in preparation for their upcoming 50th anniversary and they have finally revealed the full eight-game lineup for upcoming Castlevania Anniversary Collection.

castlevania anniversary collection lineup release date
Castlevania Anniversary Collection Lineup Revealed

RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Metal Gear Solid V and More

Konami already announced to include select titles like 1986 action-platformer original Castlevania, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse and Super Castlevania IV for this compilation back in March 2019.

Joining the bundle is four more notable releases from Game Boy and Sega Genesis era such as Castlevania: Bloodlines, Castlevania: The Adventure, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest and even 1993 spin-off game Kid Dracula.

castlevania anniversary collection lineup ps4 konami
Monster-Slaying Castlevania Classics

RELATED: Trevor Belmont of Netflix's Castlevania Gets His Own Statue

Scheduled to arrive on May 16, Castlevania Anniversary Collection is priced $19.99 only for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Also, Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection is out today on all four platforms for the same price.

In recent years, fans of this action-adventure gothic horror series received two seasons of Castlevania animated series on Netflix to cheer for. Then Richter Belmont and Simon Belmont joined roster of crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last year.

ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special Out Now

Fighting game ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special from Hamster Corporation is now available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.

In spirit of upcoming Samurai Shodown series reboot, publisher Hamster Corporation is launching weapon-based fighting game ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One today.

Originally debuted on arcades back in April 2004, SSV Special is an upgraded version of its predecessor and ninth game of the series. ACA NeoGeo attempts to deliver all relatable gameplay elements and bring back that experience once again.

aca neo geo samurai shodown v special nintendo switch ps4 xb1
ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special Out Now

RELATED: Samurai Shodown 2019 Release Date

Entire 28 fan-favorite noble warriors are returning to their fighting spirits and compete in duels to death. Concentration One Gauge, Fatal Flash and Rage Explosion mode are back as well as Overkill Move for finishing an opponent instantly.

Armed with skills and weapons to match, boss characters Gaoh Kyougoku Hinowanokami, Mizuki Rashojin, Shiro Tokisada Amakusa and Zankuro Minazuki are ready to clash with these returning characters decades later on modern consoles.

aca neo geo samurai shodown v special haohmaru vs ukyo tachibana
Fabulous Sword Battles

RELATED: Samurai Shodown 2019 Adds Three New Characters

ACA NeoGeo titles tend to remain faithful to original iteration of each game and this masterpiece of fighting games deserved no less. This one is developed based off MVS arcade version of the game and not adapted from home editions.

Players being able to challenge anyone over the world now in ACA NeoGeo Samurai Shodown V Special take days experience to another level. Inclusion of difficulty and display settings with global leaderboards were necessary add-ons for the title.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

Mark Cerny of Sony outlines what hardware features to expect from next-gen PlayStation console.

Rumors are going around among gaming communities for some time that Sony Interactive Entertainment has been working on next-generation PlayStation console for some time and people are already calling it PlayStation 5 despite any official confirmation.

Apparently, they were working on it for past four years now and most recently, lead system architect Mark Cerny spilled some beans about some planned outlines for the hardware in an exclusive interview with monthly magazine Wired.

sony ps5 specs release date cpu gpu ps4 backward compatible
Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

Sony plans for their next video game console to be powered by CPU based third-generation AMD Ryzen line of processor and GPU based on Radeon Navi series, a custom variant to support ray tracing and up to 8K resolutions.

Ray tracing allows for simulating complex 3D environments and is common in Hollywood for visual effects. Some companies are trying to employ it for their high-end processors like Nvidia RTX line but no console was able to handle it so far.

playstation 5 amd radeon navi gpu sony ps5
AMD Navi GPU for PlayStation 5

RELATED: Sony Announced PlayStation Classic

Although the method is mostly used for graphical aesthetics of rendering objects more accurately to maintain realism, it can dramatically change audio experience as well, such as enemies being able to hear players' footsteps and all.

Next-gen PlayStation consoles will be using a solid-state drive for utilizing its speedy bandwidth to significantly decrease loading time of games and delivering faster online multiplayer experience than ever before.

RELATED: PlayStation State of Play, March 2019

Also, it will be backwards compatible for PS4 games and comes with PlayStation VR support but Cerny did not drop further details on their future plans for VR yet. Nor did he talk about any services or other features other than hardware specs.

Generally, Sony would have a keynote presentation at E3 in June but since they are skipping the annual game show for this year, our best guess is that any brand-new State of Play episode of their broadcast will most likely do that.

upcoming ps4 games death stranding ghost of tsushima last of us 2 ps5
Upcoming PS4 Games to Release on PS5

RELATED: Death Stranding Confirmed for 2019 by Best Buy Leak?

Some of most-anticipated PS4 titles of 2019 like Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch and The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog can probably see a two-platform release by debuting on PS5 later to span across generations.

Though developer kits are handed to a number of game studios to work on their upcoming titles, Sony has yet to reveal an official release date for PlayStation 5 and assured that it will not launch in stores within 2019 but we can always wait for 2020.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

God of War (2018) Celebrates First Anniversary

Santa Monica Studio is celebrating first anniversary for God of War with new PS4 dynamic theme and avatar set.

It has been a full year since developer Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment has brought us genre defining action-adventure PlayStation 4-exclusive game God of War and it is time for some celebration.

On their first anniversary of Kratos and his son Atreus stepping into a new saga, entire studio is planning a week-long celebration to honor their dedicated fan-base of this beloved action game and they also have a message for community.

god of war 2018 ps4 1st anniversary kratos and atreus
God of War (2018) Celebrates First Anniversary

RELATED: Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Confirmed by Voice Actor

To celebrate this amazing success of their overhauling attempt, development team involved in the game wishes to THANK YOU!




RELATED: PlayStation Now Adds Metal Gear Solid V and More

Kick-starting their mythical journey back in 2005 when Santa Monica rolled in their first installment for God of War, the studio already celebrated 10 year anniversary of this renowned fan-favorite franchise back in 2015.

Then creative director Cory Barlog came up with a vision that would revamp everything about the series by sending Kratos on a journey to fulfill last wishes of his wife and his son Atreus to honor his mother, while building a dynamic father-son duo.

god of war 2018 ps4 dynamic theme
God of War Dynamic PS4 Theme

RELATED: PlayStation Plus Free Games for April 2019

Bringing change to a long-established game series is not just hard but it comes with a lot of doubt and is a huge risk for entire dev team. However, millions of PlayStation fans have embraced that newly envisioned journey with love and passion.

To show their appreciation, a dynamic PS4 theme and a set of character avatar will be made available from this Wednesday, April 17. Regardless of whether you own the game or not, these two giveaway items are free for everyone at PlayStation Store.

god of war 2018 ps4 character avatar set
God of War Character PS4 Avatar Set

RELATED: PlayStation State of Play, March 2019

Last year, the game even won "Game of the Year" honor at The Game Awards 2018 and many other prominent outlets with support from an overwhelming number of fans worldwide, which doesn't come to any surprise at all though.

Santa Monica Studio has mastered the craft of storytelling in video games over past two decades and that experience is what shaped God of War to become a masterpiece reflecting their passion for art, something we look up to see in their future games too.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Revealed

Trust only in the Force because Respawn Entertainment and EA have officially revealed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Even though we all got an early look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order teaser poster via a leak on Amazon listing, no one is any bit of less hyped about what developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts would have unveiled today.

Aside from an anticipated wait for title reveal of Star Wars: Episode IX movie from sequel trilogy, Fallen Order remains to be one of the most anticipated parts of Star Wars Celebration 2019 and a teaser is finally revealed via a Twitch live-stream.

star wars jedi fallen order reveal respawn ea
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Revealed

RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teaser Poster Leaked

Witness how Cal Kestis adapts into a galaxy dominated by Galactic Empire on the first official reveal trailer of Jedi: Fallen Order.




RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

Chronicling an aftermath of tragic Jedi purge throughout the galaxy, a lone Padawan makes it out and tries his best to blend within society and he is trying to survive by abiding to certain rules while surrounded by enemies everywhere.

He somehow finds something similar to a ship behind a hidden bunker like place; most probably by climbing on to the cliff side he was scaling previously seen in leaked teaser poster and it probably has some message for him or any survivors.

RELATED: Jedi: Fallen Order Will Be Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

Keeping a low profile, Cal socializes and avoids detection from scouting Stormtroopers but life eventually brings him to a situation where he had to choose between saving a life by using the Force and blow up his cover or letting someone he know, die.

Inadvertently, he crosses paths with Second Sister Inquisitor and tried to run unsuccessfully as we see him being chased down Imperial army. Although help came along as some rebel force and he picks up a broken lightsaber seen from first teaser image.

star wars jedi fallen order padawan cal kestis respawn ea
Lone Jedi Cal Kestis

RELATED: Rogue One Writer Wants Disney to Replace EA for Star Wars Games

So far, Fallen Order looks pretty impressive but we still have to look at some gameplay footage as we simply cannot trust EA after Battlefront II. Though ahead of reveal, EA did confirm that there would be no micro-transactions in their upcoming Star Wars game.

Respawn has already proven their worth to video gamers by delivering massively popular game series like Apex Legends and Titanfall, which is the only reason players have been waiting to see this single-player story come to life.

RELATED: Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2019

Another Tweeter user Nibel has posted out an image earlier before official announcement that stated the game will become available on November 15 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which eventually turned out to be true.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order casts actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) to portray Cal Kestis in a post-Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith period where Empire Palpatine has wiped off most of Jedi members by executing "Order 66".

Friday, April 12, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kitana

Princess of Edenia, Kitana is drafted by NetherRealm Studios for an all-new reveal trailer of Mortal Kombat 11.

Fans of Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are eagerly waiting for its latest installment Mortal Kombat 11 to arrive soon on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Ever since the announcement was made, there has been a series of trailer showcasing character reveal and gameplay footage but what everyone has been looking forward to is lady Kitana to join MK11 roster and here she comes.

mortal kombat 11 kitana netherrealm studio ps4 xb1
Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kitana

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kollector

In her official reveal trailer, Kitana faces off D'Vorah in a deadly encounter that highlights both of their move sets.




RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Noob Saibot

As her royal slaves carries her into arena, she straight out jumps into battle against Hive Queen of Arnyek to unleash some of her deadly classic moves and few of them are borrowed from evil twin sister Mileena for the time being.

Her overall appearance has gone through some major changes just like every other fellow characters joining MK11 and in spite of exposing much of her, this 10,000 years old Princess looks stunning in a much conserve outfit nevertheless.

mortal kombat 11 dvorah netherrealm studio ps4 xb1
Mortal Kombat 11 Adds D'Vorah

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

D'Vorah pulls up some tricks by stabbing her opponent with pincers and lifting her above ground to release a swarm of bugs on her. Even after her defeat, the female Kytinn leaves behind a colonial bug offspring that fights on her behalf.

Exchanging a lot of blows eventually comes to an end as Edenian royalty delivers a Fatal Blow to crush D'Vorah on ground to finish off with a gruesome Fatality that involves those Steel Fans spinning like a pair of buzz saw cutting the winged insectoid in pieces.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Johnny Cage

Kitana actually debuted against Scorpion in an absolutely stunning official TV spot cinematic a week before this reveal.




RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

From her debut back in Mortal Kombat II, Kitana has become a recurring character throughout MK series, which is why her appearance in newest series entry was not a surprise to anyone but was a question of when all along.

We are still crossing our fingers here hoping for Mileena to be included in Mortal Kombat 11 at the last minute, because that will make things interesting and fans will get to see some heated exchange between the sisters and some new moves.