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The Banner Saga 2, The Warriors, Energy Hook, more added to PS Store

It’s another eclectic day for the PlayStation Store as Rockstar asks if The Warriors can come out to plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay on the PS4…

Originally released for the PS2 in 2005, The Warriors is a critically-acclaimed adaptation of the cult favorite film. At the time, The Warriors was praised for Rockstar’s attention to detail and how well it managed to recreate the film’s grimy 70s aesthetic. The jump to the PS4 retains everything that made everyone love the PS2 game and adds 1080p graphics, Trophies, and Remote Play support.

Also available this week is The Banner Saga 2, the second game in Stoic’s RPG retelling of an epic Norse adventure. This time, players will continue their “emotional journey” across a breaking world as they make “bold” leadership decisions to help their Viking clan survive.

Finally this week, Energy Hook swings onto the PS4 from the creator of Spider-Man 2‘s beloved webslinging engine. But instead of superheroics, Energy Hook asks players to compete in a futuristic sport where they need to chain together “sequences of tricks, wall-runs, and stylish moves for massive scores.”

You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break. And, as always, you can find a complete rundown of this week’s new add-ons and discounts (including Sony’s Mid-Year Sale) at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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Xbox Store Today: Banner Saga 2, Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, Prison Architect, more


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting that 2016 will be one of the hottest Summers on record, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a nice cold snap during 4th of July weekend. Get out your parkas, The Banner Saga 2 is now available to download through the Xbox Games Store for the Xbox One.

In The Banner Saga 2, players will once again take command of a Viking clan and experience an “epic” and “emotional” story-based RPG. And if you’re an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, you can grab it for free as part of this month’s Games With Gold promotion.

Also new on the Xbox Games Store this week is Prison Architect, a warden simulator from Introversion Software. Previously available through the Games Preview program, the full version of Prison Architect will include the Prison Stories campaign and a sandbox mode where you can build “the prison of your dreams.”

Finally this week, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II (Xbox One) will return to slay vampires and other demons in another Diablo-inspired adventure.

More details on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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The Banner Saga 2 will be released for PC on April 19; PS4, Xbox One release coming this Summer


Stoic Studio has announced that The Banner Saga 2, their Viking-flavored strategy RPG sequel, will be released for the PC on April 19. And though it’s a bit at odds with the game’s Scandinavian setting, PS4 and Xbox One owners will get a chance to download it this Summer.

To celebrate the game’s release, Stoic is bringing the party to next month’s PAX East expo, where they’ll have a demo of the game available at the Versus Evil booth (#10081). A panel focusing on the development process (with Art Director Arnie Jorgensen, Technical Director John Watson, Writer Drew McGee, Tech Designer Matt Rhoades, and Composer Austin Wintory) will also be held on Saturday, April 23.

A pre-order option for The Banner Saga 2 is now available on Steam, and you’ll get a 10% discount if you buy it before April 19.

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