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Posts From August, 2012

Double Dragon Neon Lighting up PSN in September — New Gameplay Video

Pete Rosky's Avatar + Posted by Pete Rosky on Aug 31, 2012

After 25 years, the original beat ‘em up is bringing pure over-the-top baditude to PSN. In Double Dragon Neon, Billy and Jimmy are kicking butts and taking names as they search for their girlfriend Marian (she seems to have a habit of getting kidnapped). This time, her disappearance is at the hands of the supernatural scourge, Skullmageddon! Face off against a gaggle of goons, some familiar (Williams, Linda, and Abobo, of course!) and some that are absolutely out of this world.

DDN also features 2 player “Bro-Op”, so grab a bro and bring the true power of the Double Dragon to the evil forces that have once again incurred your wrath. Don’t forget to pick up songs along the way for your Mix-Tape, which holds your special powers and upgrades.

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PlayStation All-Stars: Nariko and Sir Daniel Join The Fight

Daniel Maniago's Avatar + Posted by Daniel Maniago on Aug 31, 2012

The doors to the PAX convention center are officially open here in Seattle. The show is now in full swing, and so are our character reveals! We already unveiled Evil Cole and Raiden this week, and now we have two more characters that we’re announcing at the show today.

Heavenly Sword’s Nariko has joined the cast of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale! Heavenly Sword’s cinematic experience and engaging gameplay dazzled gamers in 2007, an experience we wish to re-create for those playing as Nariko in PlayStation All-Stars. Nariko has proven to be a strong female lead, and was a prime candidate for inclusion in the roster.

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Meet the King of The Unfinished Swan

Ian Dallas's Avatar + Posted by Ian Dallas on Aug 31, 2012

Like a lot of other great artists, our King is a little crazy.

He’s the one who created the entire world that players will be exploring in The Unfinished Swan. And I don’t want to give too much away, but the King built a lot of cool stuff. If you like all-white statue gardens, giant labyrinths, or colossal monuments to the King then you’re in luck.

Unfortunately, most people don’t like those things. At least not in their backyard. Turns out living in the middle of a giant labyrinth is pretty inconvenient, which is why just about everyone in the kingdom eventually moved away. But the King is the sort of guy who goes right on building the stuff he wants no matter what other people think about it. Whether or not that’s a good thing depends on your point of view and — like I said — how you feel about giant labyrinths.

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Fuel Overdose: A Tactical Action Racing Game Coming To PSN

Skander Djerbi's Avatar + Posted by Skander Djerbi on Aug 31, 2012

In 2010, we started the development of Fuel Overdose with the ambition of offering a new kind of solo and multiplayer action racing experience, by bringing more variety to the combat gameplay as well as a tactical approach to the genre. That’s why we like to think of Fuel Overdose as a “Tactical-Action-Racing” game.

Our first decision was to go for a top-down/isometric perspective, as we wanted to have a camera system that gives you the innovative features that make Fuel Overdose feel unique. Today, with the first official trailer, we’re introducing the racing component of the game.

When we decided to go for a top-down/isometric camera system, we pulled our old consoles out of the closet to try to recapture the spirit of classic racing games.

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New on Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited

Jeff Safran's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Safran on Aug 31, 2012

This week, the Music Unlimited service features new releases including Slaughterhouse and Alanis Morissette, as well as new albums from Minus The Bear, Martin Solveig, Nick Cave, Blake Shelton, and Passenger. Also, make sure to check out our brand new Trey Songz – Artist Picks Premium Channel ! Trey hand-picked some of his favorite tracks, including classic Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Michael Jackson and D’Angelo.These and more can be found intertwined with his own hit songs like “Bottoms Up,” “Can’t Help But Wait,” and “I Need a Girl.” Find it now in the Premium Channels section of the Music Unlimited service.

In this week’s New Releases, experience the modern take on a classic fairytale — Snow White and the Huntsman. Also, in Rent Now, don’t miss Battleship and catch the pilot of the new NBC show, The New Normal, now before it airs later this fall. In Collections & Sales, get more $5 movies in Own $5 Films featuring comic book movies this week. For just 5 bucks, own great flicks like Assassin’s Creed: Lineage, Dragon Age: Redemption, and Ultimate Avengers in SD.

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PlayStation Blogcast 040: A Prelude to PAX

Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Aug 30, 2012

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Today marks a major milestone for PlayStation Blogcast: The big 4-0. Woo-hoo, we’re officially over the hill! Though we’re middle-aged, we’re still spry – today’s show zigs and zags over a host of disparate topics, everything from Breaking Bad to Battleship to My Little Pony to another one of Nick’s weird movie recommendations.

Also, as part of our ongoing Origin Story series on video game careers, we speak with Associate Product Manager (and carpool buddy) David Bull to learn more about the arcane field of product marketing.

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Okami HD Trophy List Unveiled

Tristan Corbett's Avatar + Posted by Tristan Corbett on Aug 30, 2012

Okami HD

It’s time to starting make room on your “Trophy shelf” for Okami HD trophies! I’m glad to be able to give you a glimpse of the challenges you will have to complete in order to collect your Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Trophies. We’ve kept some of them hidden, as they are directly linked to the story and we don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t played the game yet. Check them out below!

Okami HD will be available this October as a digital download on PSN for $19.99. The game is upgraded to gorgeous HD and features full PlayStation Move support; a perfect fit for the famous Celestial Brush! Initially released to critical acclaim on the PS2, Okami HD has the player take on the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess, who inhabits the form of a wolf. After a tyrannical monster, Orochi, turns the world into a ruined, colorless wasteland, Amaterasu must use her magical abilities to restore the land to its previous glory and defeat the demon in charge of the destruction.

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LittleBigPlanet Karting Game Jam Video, Pre-Order Goodies Detailed

Michael Buffaloe's Avatar + Posted by Michael Buffaloe on Aug 30, 2012

This summer from June 25th to 29th, seven of our LittleBigPlanet community super creators joined the LittleBigPlanet Karting team at SCEA’s San Diego Studio for a Game Jam to help test drive Sackboy’s fastest and most competitive adventure yet. During their stay, they Played a variety of the built-in tracks, Created using LittleBigPlanet Karting‘s revolutionary 3D Create mode, and Shared their thoughts and opinions with all of us here at the studio, so that we could utilize their feedback to help shape LBPK into the best game possible.

On the last few days of the visit, we took the opportunity to document their experiences and get their take on LBPK as a whole, so that we could turn their impressions into a video and share it with our fans. So, in honor of PAX Prime this weekend – a show designed for the fans – we’re happy to present the finished product with all of you. Enjoy!

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