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The Origins of Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Out Today

Posted by on Oct 02, 2018

A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, ASOBI Team released The Playroom VR, a compilation of multiplayer games free to download for all PS VR users.

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The Big, Bad Bosses of Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018

Any great action game needs its roster of bad guys and we put extra care into designing enemies that complement the VR gameplay to create a thrilling action platforming game.

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Déraciné Debuts on PS VR November 6

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018

Hi, this is Masaaki Yamagiwa, the producer on Déraciné at Japan Studio. We are pleased to announce that our new collaboration with FromSoftware will be released in North America on November 6.

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Shadow of the Colossus on PS4: New Details From Our Paris Games Week Hands-On

Posted by on Nov 03, 2017

When Shadow of Colossus made its memorable debut back in 2005, it managed something refreshingly different in modern games at the time – it changed the narrative. During an era where visual fidelity was going through a seismic shift on PlayStation 2, this Team ICO title kept its story minimalistic and its gameplay pure: hunt the looming colossi one-by-one.

But when it was announced at E3 2017 that Bluepoint Games and Japan Studio were remaking the game for PlayStation 4, the excitement was tangible. Because even though Shadow of the Colossus thrives on minimalism, the power of PS4 Pro makes a suitably colossal difference to just how affecting this already emotional game is.

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Shadow of the Colossus Announced for PS4

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

The unexpected reveal of Shadow of the Colossus during PlayStation’s E3 2017 Media Showcase was a rare moment of true surprise and delight. Developed by Bluepoint Games and JAPAN Studio, Shadow of the Colossus looks to be lovingly rebuilt for PS4, making one of the most artistic, emotional, and celebrated games ever made available for a new audience.

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The Last Guardian: Fan Art Showcase

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016

Leading up to the release of The Last Guardian on December 6(!), we’ve been moved by some of the beautiful art fans have created to honor Team Ico and Japan Studio’s story of adventure and companionship. We’ve collected a few of our favorite pieces here with the permission of their artists, and asked them to share some insight about their craft.

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The Sounds and Music of The Last Guardian

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

As ardent fans of Fumito Ueda’s past games can attest, the audio component of his projects – both sound and music – play a vital role in immersing the player in a rich fantasy world. Many gamers who hear the theme from the 13th boss in Shadow of the Colossus, for example, will immediately recall standing atop a sprinting Agro in pursuit of a gigantic snake like creature soaring over a barren desert.

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The Playroom VR: How Japan Studio Made the First VR “Sofa Multiplayer” Experience

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

Hello everyone. I’m Nicolas Doucet, creative director and producer of The Playroom VR, the first virtual reality title coming out from Japan Studio Asobi! Team.

As you may know, The Playroom VR will be available at launch on October 13 as a free download for all PS VR users. It’s our way to say a huge thank you for your purchase as we embark on a new era of video game history!

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