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UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss for PS Vita – Meet Marisa Chase

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011

Hi everyone! I’m the the writer and director of UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss. We’ve just released a trailer that introduces a new and important character from our story. You met Jason Dante in our E3 demo and learned a little bit about him: that he and Drake have known each other a long time, that they each know Sully, that Drake taught Dante a lot about treasure hunting, that Dante can be a little, well, greedy.

This time we’re introducing Marisa Chase. But as she tells Drake at one point, call her “Chase,” only her grandfather calls her “Marisa.” I don’t want to give too much away at this point, but I can say this: once again Nathan Drake finds himself on a quest to solve a historical mystery which he hopes will lead to a fantastic treasure. The trick is staying alive long enough to get there. No easy task. And when Drake gets between Dante and Chase, events quickly spiral out of control.

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Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow Heading to PS2 on June 1st

Posted by on May 03, 2010

Hey everyone, I’m John Garvin, creative director at Bend Studio. I’m excited to announce that Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow will be available for purchase on the PlayStation 2 on June 1! Originally released on the PSP in 2007, we were very pleased that game critics and press recognized all the hard work the team put […]

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RESISTANCE: RETRIBUTION…GOLD!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2009

We are just under a month from Resistance: Retribution hitting store shelves which means – we went gold last week! The Bend Studio is really excited to be able to share the final game with you PlayStation.Blog readers. We’ve been out on the road the past few months hitting shows like CES, and most recently […]

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Resistance: Retribution & Resistance 2 Interoperability and Then Some

Posted by on Oct 09, 2008

Hi everyone, my name is John Garvin, co-director of SCEA’s Bend Studio, and I wanted to give everyone a quick update on Resistance: Retribution. Chris Reese (my co-director at the studio) and I are in Tokyo this week presenting Resistance: Retribution at TGS. After our game was revealed at E3 in July, we got a […]

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Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow Reviews

Posted by on Oct 09, 2007

Hey guys, I’m John Garvin, Creative Director at Bend Studio. As most of you have probably heard, Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow shipped last week. The initial reviews seem pretty good. Here are a few we’ve seen: IGN.com – Review Score 9.5 out of 10 “Logan’s Shadow is easily one of the best titles to come […]

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Greg Rucka Appearing at Penny Arcade Expo

Posted by on Aug 22, 2007

Hey everyone, I’m John Garvin, Creative Director at Bend Studio. I wanted to give everyone a heads-up that Greg Rucka is going to be at the Penny Arcade Expo this coming weekend in Seattle, signing promotional materials for Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow. This guy is awesome. I’ve been writing Syphon for 10 years now, and […]

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