The Secrets to Localizing Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

Imagine the following scenario:

You are tasked with translating an epic, 50-hour adventure from one language to another — including visual cues and UI elements — with a massive story, while maintaining cultural relevance, jokes, and idioms for your new audience. All without compromising the intent, message, and drama of any given scene. This was essentially our task for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, and we wanted to share some of the hurdles (And joys!) of this process.

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Fighting EX Layer Coming to PS4, Beta Begins December 11

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017

Hello! This is Akira Nishitani from Arika, but you might know me as NIN. Currently I’m hard at work on creating our “Mysterious Fighting Game.”

It’s been awhile since we’ve made some announcements, so today I’d like to share two new pieces of news with you all. Up until now, we’ve been referring to our project as “The Mysterious Fighting Game,” but we’re happy to announce that it finally has an official name: it’s Fighting EX Layer!

There were some troubles during the naming process that caused some delays, but it’s finally settled! (Although there were a lot of people already calling it this whenever we streamed…)

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Rainbow Six Siege Free PS Plus Weekend Begins Ahead of Operation White Noise Launch

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

It’s an exciting time for Rainbow Six Siege. We’re close to the start of Season 4 and the release of Operation White Noise, the upcoming content drop set in Seoul, South Korea. Featuring two new Operators from South Korea’s 707th Special Mission Battalion and one new Operator from Poland’s GROM unit, Operation White Noise also comes with a new map set high above the city’s skyline, in the Mok Myeok observation tower where attackers and defenders will battle it out at higher altitudes than normal.

“The objective for White Noise is to alter the meta and current tactics,” says Alexandre Remy, brand director on Rainbow Six Siege. “We want to have a season that’s about intel and communication.”

Designing new Operators and gadgets that can disrupt prevalent strategies and counter popular Operator picks is a big part what the team of thinks about when planning new content for Rainbow Six Siege, but there are a number of other factors that come into play during the conceptualization phases of a new Operation.

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Warframe Opens the Gates to the Plains of Eidolon for New and Veteran Players

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

When PlayStation 4 launched on November 15, 2013 in the US and Canada, Warframe was the first downloadable free-to-play game available. If you thought space ninjas were cool then and you downloaded our game, you either know how much has changed since that launch, or are wondering why you’re still reading about Warframe four years later. Why, after nearly four years, is now a prime time to pick up Warframe? It’s simple: Plains of Eidolon is our biggest, most ambitious update ever. And we think you will love it. It’s also free…

So, just what is Plains of Eidolon? Let’s do a little rewind first. At launch, Warframe was a small Beta game with just a few procedurally generated maps and a few Warframes. In the early days of Warframe, the developers would often describe it as the hyper sci-fi version of other established cooperative survival shooters. It was simple and modest, especially when compared to what it is now, but even so many were drawn to download it. In fact, after Netflix, it was the second most downloaded app on PS4. But it left a lot to be desired – both in content and direction.

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Super Daryl Deluxe Announced for PS4

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

You read that right! Super Daryl Deluxe, our parents’ favorite RPGvania with brawler-style combat set inside of a perfectly normal, sprawling, multi-dimensional high school, is coming to PS4.

Like any other perfectly normal school, the students and faculty of Water Falls High are going missing, and the classrooms have been locked down for weeks. Daryl, the silent and mysterious new kid, is quickly sucked into these common adolescent mysteries and must make his way through the school’s enormous classroom worlds (based on fun academic subjects such as “History” and “Science”) to battle monstrous foes and possessed Honor Students.

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The Force is Strong With PlayStation

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017

With the long awaited Star Wars Battlefront II launching in a matter of days, I’m excited to reveal our latest live action campaign: “Rivalry.” You’ll see this airing on TV over the next few weeks, but we wanted to show it here for our biggest fans.

In this new spot, watch as our heroes take their rivalry to the next level. Star Wars fans will notice iconic motifs like the Death Star, the Battle of Hoth, and many more. Watch the spot, pre-order Star Wars Battlefront II for PlayStation 4, and prepare to settle the score with your greatest rivals.

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PlayStation Blogcast 268: A Show of Hands

Posted by on Nov 11, 2017

We’re finally back! On today’s show, Ryan and Justin return to the studio after a busy month leading into Paris Games Week. With the hustle and bustle behind them, Justin shares his final thoughts on the showcase, from the delightful surprise of Spelunky 2 to the gorgeous new story told in Concrete Genie.

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 11/14/2017

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017

The Empire’s time has come. Star Wars Battlefront II launches November 17 on PS4, with early access beginning November 14.

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