Talk of Divekick at GDC last week was impossible to ignore, but how does it actually play? The game’s minimalist design invites skepticism, but rest assured: this is a deeper, more addictive experience that you might imagine. Divekick shrugs off the fighting game genre’s longstanding barriers, creating a sleek, streamlined competitive experience — it’s the primordial essence of what makes fighting games fun.
Side-scrolling indie adventure Terraria is coming to PS Vita, we got a release date for the long-awaited exploration-based platformer Guacamelee, the infamously unforgiving Spelunky is coming to PSN, and more. Oh, and if you’re planning to watch the season finale of The Walking Dead, keep your eyes peeled for The Last of Us’ TV spot during the show.
Beyond: Two Souls is an official selection at Tribeca Film Festival, we confirmed the upcoming North American release of Final Fantasy X and X2 (in glorious HD), Vlambeer’s LUFTRAUSERS is coming to PS3 and PS Vita (I’m personally very excited for this one), mech battler Carnage Heart EXA is out on PSN now, Pinball wizards everywhere can try out the new Star Trek: The Next Generation table in The Pinball Arcade, and more.
Dead or Alive, Team Ninja‘s long-running fighting game franchise, is getting its first PS Vita installment today in the form of Dead or Alive 5 Plus. How does one pack a game of this magnitude into a portable form factor? Do any concessions need to be made to keep everything steady at 60FPS?
This week, Aaron Kaufman of God of War Community fame stopped by to give us a rundown of all the community happenings in God of War: Ascension, PlayStation Mobile got an evolutionary new entry in its stable with Forevolution, The Pinball Arcade is getting some new tables (and it’s coming to PS4), GungHo brought a bundle of new Japanese PSone imports to our shores, Machinarium got formally announced for a PS Vita release later this month, and more.
Previously on PlayStation.Blog…
Assassin’s Creed IV got an official announcement for PS3 and PS4, MLB 13 The Show hit store shelves (and PSN download queues) to critical acclaim, we gave you a chance to win VIP passes to Coachella, Lara Croft made her long-awaited return in Tomb Raider…
This week, we unleashed the God of War: Ascension single-player demo on PSN, Square Enix confirmed a North American release for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, you got a closer look (careful, not too close) at The Last of Us’ Infected, Zeus and Isaac Clarke joined the Battle Royale roster, Willem Dafoe joined the cast of BEYOND: Two Souls (out October 8th), we took a look at PSN’s upcoming indie title Thomas Was Alone, and more.
Naughty Dog, purveyors of fine action-adventure games including the upcoming survival action game The Last of Us, made a bold move yesterday. They decided to make the core multiplayer component of their most recent game, the globetrotting epic Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, free.
In a world of microtransactions and freemium stigmas, gamers naturally had questions about this decision. Why Free-to-Play?