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Zeboyd Games brought their ultra-retro Kickstarted game, Cosmic Star Heroine, to the PlayStation Experience earlier this month. This video shows half an hour of alpha gameplay, which the developer warns is a very early demo.
“Many things are missing from the demo shown, including sound effects, items in treasure chests, several gameplay mechanics, and a lot of polish (graphics, text, writing, etc.),” they wrote in the description of the video. “These things will be added in due time!”
The game has some great humor, and the combat is definitely a throwback to retro hits like Chrono Trigger. Cosmic Star Heroine is scheduled to be released in 2015 on PC (Windows, Mac), PlayStation 4, and Vita.
Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn was playable at the PlayStation Experience that Sony recently held in Las Vegas. And if you weren’t able to attend, here’s an eight-minute video presentation of the full demo that the developer brought to the show. You can see as Sam (Hayden Panettiere) gets interrupted while taking a bath, and then has to run through a creepy house with no lights on while wearing nothing but a towel. I cannot believe that towel did not fall off. Those physics are off the charts.
Until Dawn is scheduled to be released in 2015 for the PlayStation 4.
Trolling Twitter is practically Ed Boon’s full-time job. The Creative Director of NetherRealm Studios (you know, his actual full-time job) has been dropping hints about platform-specific characters coming to Mortal Kombat X on the social media service for quite a while now. A few months ago, the online scuttlebutt said that The Predator would be playable in the game while Twisted Metal‘s Sweet Tooth became the guest du jour just before the PlayStation Experience.
But Shaun Himmerick, the game’s Executive Producer, put the kibosh on his boss’s teasing by telling Hardcore Gamer that Mortal Kombat X will not include platform-specific characters:
Hardcore Gamer: Which brings me to a good followup question, are there any plans for platform-specific characters like Kratos in Mortal Kombat 9?
Himmerick: We have no platform exclusive characters planned for MKX.
Obviously, anything could happen between now and the game’s April 2015 launch date. But as of today, don’t expect to base your PC vs Xbox 360/Xbox One vs PS3/PS4 purchasing decision on which platform has the coolest exclusive character.
Sierra Games has confirmed that Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions will soon make its Vita debut in the near future. Geometry Wars 3 was developed by Lucid Games and serves as the sequel to the much-loved Geometry Wars 2: Retro Evolved. Released last month for consoles and the PC, Dimensions adds an Adventure Mode campaign, boss battles, companion drones, special weapons, and a variety of new gameplay modes to the Geometry Wars formula.
That’s all we know for now, but Sierra has promised that more information will be available soon.
20th Anniversary PS4 consoles going for $20,000+ on eBay
It might be an understatement to say that the launch of Sony’s 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4 console has been a bit of a mess. Only 12,300 consoles were produced and each region can set their own distribution rules for the system. In Spain, Sony will auction off their allotment of consoles with the proceeds going to charity. And according to Kotaku UK, 94 Anniversary Edition consoles were sold this weekend at a small “pop-up shop” for £19.94 each (about $31).
However, things worked a bit differently in America. A good portion of North America’s allotment were handed out to attendees of last weekend’s PlayStation Experience at random. That makes perfect sense. Sony should be rewarding their most fervent fans with a Limited Edition console. And a random lottery is the most fair system. However, the remaining stock were sold online with no warning through a website that couldn’t handle the load. There was no lottery and it was first come, first serve, and hope the server doesn’t crash. Naturally, this has lead to insane bidding wars over at eBay.
Over on the auction site, 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 consoles are selling for as much as $20,000. That’s the most ridiculous ending bid, but other bidders shelled out between $2,000 and $15,000 to own a piece of PlayStation history.
Actually, the most ridiculous thing might be that what each of these bidders are actually buying are email confirmations from Sony for a 20th Anniversary Edition “Pre-Order Receipt.” The actual consoles aren’t available for shipping just yet.
Sony’s MLB: The Show series is the only game in town when it comes to baseball simulations and the publisher has announced that MLB 15: The Show will be released for the PS3, PS4, and Vita on March 31, 2015. Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ eccentric outfielder, will serve as the game’s cover athlete.
According to the PlayStation Blog, MLB 15: The Show will have “enhanced visuals, new gameplay features, and an improved online experience” over previous editions of the game. And in a first for the franchise, MLB 15 will include licensed equipment just like the pros use.
You can check out the game’s debut trailer above, as well as a behind-the-scenes video with Puig after the break. (more…)
After a surprise announcement during this weekend’s PlayStation Experience event, it’s probably safe to assume that we’ll have to wait quite a while for God of War 4‘s release date. But it looks like we’ll have to endure quite a long wait just to hear more about the game.
Speaking to IGN, Sony Santa Monica’s Cory Barlog revealed that he expected to share more information about the game in “the next year or two.” He also confirmed that the game would not be a prequel like 2013’s God of War: Ascension.
However, one thing Barlog wouldn’t confirm was if Kratos would be the star of God of War 4. According to IGN, he was “unwilling to answer,” whatever that means.
Can you have a God of War game without Kratos? I’m not sure, but we might find out in a year or two.
The leaked teaser trailer for Street Fighter V may have knocked the wind out of Capcom’s PlayStation Experience announcement, but confirmation that the fighting game franchise will be exclusive to Sony’s system is still a huge get for the consolemaker.
However, we also got a look at the game in action and seeing Ryu spar with Chun Li was pretty impressive. The game appears to use an enhanced version of the art style found in Street Fighter IV, but the fighting is still incredibly fast and fluid. And according to the Capcom-Unity blog, PS4 and PC players will be able to compete against each other in the game’s online mode.
As of right now, Street Fighter V doesn’t have a official date (or even a vague release window). But Capcom has promised that we’ll get our first look at a live Street Fighter V match during the Capcom Cup on December 13.
You can also find the leaked “Rise Up” teaser trailer after the break. (more…)