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Because Mighty No. 9 is developer Keiji Inafune’s loving homage to the Mega Man series, it features many hallmarks of the wildly popular franchise. You want a side-scrolling platformer? You got it. You want a robotic main character who can absorb abilities from enemy robots? Yup, that’s here too. So it should come as no surprise that the announcer in this Features Trailer is bombastic and a little ridiculous… just like he would have been in the carefree 90s.
So learn a little more about Mighty No. 9’s Boss Rush Mode, Challenge Mode, Online Co-Op Challenge Mode, and One-Hit Death Maniac Mode, and get yourself ready for the game’s release on February 9, 2016.
Amazon’s Black Friday Sale has come to an end, so naturally its time for the retailer to launch their Black Friday Weekend Sale (and prepare for the inevitable Cyber Monday Sale). If you’ve still got some shopping in you, there’s a few good deals to be had including discounts on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Until Dawn, and a ton of Skylanders SuperChargers toys.
These deals will go live throughout the day and we’ve got the complete schedule available after the break. And don’t forget to check out Amazon’s main Black Friday Week Deals page for discounts on even more titles. (more…)
Black Friday is here, is your wish list (and your wallet) ready? Here’s what you can expect to find at the PlayStation Store today…
Black Friday is actually almost over, but there are still plenty of deals to be had from the comfort of your couch on the PlayStation Store. More than 100 PS4, PS3, and Vita games will be discounted all weekend long including Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Batman: Arkham Knight, Destiny: The Taken King, Grand Theft Auto V, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and many others. A not-so-secret coupon code (FH24P5BDR6) will also net you an additional 10% off your total purchase. But this code can only be used once per account, so be sure you’ve got everything you want in your cart before you activate it.
Sony’s Black Friday Deals will come to an end on Monday, November 30 and you can find them all after the break. (more…)
Beyond: Two Souls, Bloodborne: The Old Hunters, Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 3, more added to PS Store
Sony is in a giving mood for this week’s PlayStation Store update. The consolemaker has heavily discounted dozens of games for Black Friday weekend (though they never use the words “Black Friday Sale”), as well as launching two new PS4 titles.
Beyond: Two Souls is a PS4 remake of Quantic Dream’s supernatural adventure story starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe. In addition to improved visuals, Quantic Dream has added increased difficulty, improved controls, and a special “chronological order” mode to the game.
Also available this week is The Old Hunters, the massive new expansion to From Software’s Bloodborne. Players will descend into “Byrgenwerth’s deepest, darkest secrets” as they “explore brand new stages full of dangers, rewards, and deadly beasts to hunt.” Sounds like a good time will be had by all.
Finally this week, Telltale Games has reached the halfway point with Minecraft: Story Mode. Episode 3 will be known as The Last Place You Look, and it’s a rather fitting title as Jesse are on the lookout for Soren, the final member of the Order of the Stone. I wonder if he’s hiding out to browse the PlayStation Store sale in peace.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. A complete list of this week’s discounts and new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Two weeks ahead of this year’s PlayStation Experience, Vblank Entertainment has announced Shakedown Hawaii, a sequel to Retro City Rampage. Set to be released for the PS4 and Vita sometime in the “to be announced” future, the game will be playable on the show floor at Sony’s big showcase. Developer Brian Provinciano teased a tiny bit about Shakedown Hawaii, which will have a 16-bit art style, on the PlayStation Blog:
Shakedown Hawaii brings the Vblank open world universe into the 16-bit era, powered up with destructible environments and an arsenal of supercharged weapons. Taking place some thirty years after the events of Retro City Rampage, the game follows The Player as he comes out of early retirement to rebuild his neglected corporate empire.
The footer of the official Shakedown Hawaii website confirms that the game will also be available for the PC (via Steam) and at least one unnamed Nintendo platform.
XSEED Games has announced that the Earth Defense Force will make its glorious return on December 8, 2015 with the re-release of two games in the cult favorite series.
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair will be available for the PS4 and its an enhanced and expanded remake of 2013’s Earth Defense Force 2025. In addition to improved graphics, players will get to battle the alien menace in a series of brand new levels and control a squad of NPC soldiers that respond to commands.
The publisher will also release Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space on December 8 for the Vita. Originally released in Europe in 2007 as Global Defense Force, this re-release will mark the first time the second game in the series is available in North America.
Would you like to know more? XSEED recently launched a new website for both games at TheEDFDeploys.com.
Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a side-scrolling RPG with a tale that unfolds through chapters in a magical storybook. So it seems rather fitting that Atlus will also release a special Storybook Edition of the remake. Available exclusively for the PS4, Leifthrasir’s Storybook Edition will be available in Spring 2016 for $79.99.
The Storybook Edition will include:
- Premium Outer Box – All the contents in the premium edition will be packaged in a large, sturdy outer box.
- Collector’s Metal Slipcase – The PS4 game will come nestled in a special metal slipcase with the game’s key art on the front, and a not-yet-revealed image on the reverse.
- 64-Page Hardcover Art Book – Filled with the original drawings from the legendary George Kamitani and Vanillaware.
- Potion Recipe T-Shirt – This large-size t-shirt is emblazoned with a helpful reminder of one of the more common uses of Alchemy in Odin Sphere Leifthrasir: turning the living Mandragora plant creatures (Habaneristos, in this case) into potions vital for survival.
- Art Print – Also included with the game will be a high-quality art print with another not-yet-revealed (but different) design.
A softcover version of the Art Book will be bundled with the PS3 and Vita editions of Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, which will also be available next Spring.
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Search your feelings. You know it to be true. Star Wars: Battlefront is now available to download for the PS4 through the PlayStation Store. But EA and DICE’s multiplayer battler isn’t the only Star Wars game that did the trench run to retailers this week. Also available to download today is Super Star Wars, an enhanced remake of the Super NES side-scroller from 1992.
As one epic saga receives a new beginning this week, another comes to a close, as Telltale has released the final episode of their Game of Thrones adaptation. Available to download now for the PS4 and PS3, Episode 6: The Ice Dragon marks the end for House Forrester one way or another because in the game of thrones, “you either win, or you die.”
Finally this week, Deadpool makes his triumphant (and hyperactive) return to the PlayStation platform thanks to a PS4 re-release of his PS3 beat ’em up from 2013. If you’re unfamiliar with the “Merc With A Mouth,” I’ll let the character himself sell you on his game: “I’m a mercenary with an accelerated healing factor, I’ve been described as unstable, which is just plain coo-coo, I’m gonna battle for the safety of humans and mutants. Be prepared for just about anything. (Holla!)”
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) is available after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)