|Nioh: Last Chance Trial Begins January 21|
We’re now only three weeks away from releasing Nioh on PS4 and we can’t wait to get it into your hands. We hope you’ve all been steeling yourself for the tough battles ahead!
In case you’ve missed it, Nioh is an intricate action RPG built around deep combat. Inspired by Japanese history and legendary samurai, Nioh will see you step into the shoes of our protagonist William as he faces off against other warriors and supernatural creatures in a gruelling quest set in 16th century Japan.
You’ll need real mettle and resolve to push through Nioh’s gruelling encounters, but fear not — to prepare you for the launch on February 7, we’ve arranged one last chance for you to get some practice in.
The Last Chance Trial will be running this weekend, January 21 and 22, giving you a chance to sample an expanded version of what we showed at PlayStation Experience in December. Download the trial from PlayStation Store later today so you can pre-load and get started as soon as the Last Chance Trial activates on January 21.
For those who have the skill to make it through the Last Chance Trial, a number of extra rewards for the final game await you. Beating the Main Mission will net you the Ogress Headgear, whereas completing the Twilight Mission will give you a last chance to secure the Mark of the Conqueror and Mark of the Strong from last year’s Alpha and Beta.
To access the Ogress Headgear in the final game, you will need to keep your save data from the Last Chance Trial so don’t delete it until launch! For Mark of the Conqueror and Mark of the Strong, you will be prompted to download DLC that you’ll also need to keep on your PS4 until launch. In-game, visit shrines to receive these “Boons” and reap the rewards!
Best of luck, warriors!
Naoki Tamura - Localization Producer, Team Ninja
|Gabe Newell Reddit AMA|
• Does Valve plan on doing anything with Source 2 in the coming years? If so, what?
Gabe Newell: “We are continuing to use Source 2 as our primary game development environment. Aside from moving Dota 2 to the engine recently, we are are using it as the foundation of some unannounced products. We would like to have everyone working on games here at Valve to eventually be using the same engine. We also intend to continue to make the Source 2 engine work available to the broad developer community as we go, and to make it available free of charge.”
• Any chance of a new IP that takes place in the Half-Life / Portal universe? I feel like there’s a lot of story left to be explored there. Thanks!
• Wasn’t there a movie (or a set of 2 movies) coming in that universe [Half-Life / Portal] by Valve and J.J. Abrams?
Newell: “Yep. They’re coming.”
• What is your personal favorite Valve game / series?
Newell: “I think Portal 2 is our best single-player game. I play Dota 2 the most of our multiplayer games.
“The issue with Half-Life for me is that I was involved in a much higher percentage of the decisions about the games, so it’s hard for me to look at them as anything other than a series of things I regret. There’s no information in my response about what we’ll do in the future. It’s simply easier for me to be a fan of things that in which I was less directive.
“If you are involved in a game, everything ends up being a set of trade-offs. Anything in a game is a sacrifice of things not in the game. I just feel those more personally about Half-Life for a bunch of reasons.”
• Are you planning on continuing the Left 4 Dead series?
Newell: “Products are usually the result of an intersection of technology that we think has traction, a group of people who want to work on that, and one of the game properties that feels like a natural playground for that set of technology and design challenges. When we decided we needed to work on markets, free to play, and user generated content, Team Fortress seemed like the right place to do that. That work ended up informing everything we did in the multiplayer space. Left 4 Dead is a good place for creating shared narratives.”
• Gabe, what is Team Fortress 2 in Valve’s eyes? Do you plan to improve the state of the game in 2017? Will there be more focus on the game by Valve?
Valve Employee: “Team Fortress 2 has millions of unique players per month, and the team is staffed by a group of people that love and play the game. We’re committed to supporting and growing Team Fortress 2 with new features, content, and player experiences. We’re currently working on our next major update, which features a new campaign, the Pyro class pack, matchmaking improvements/features, and lots of game balancing improvements.”
• Hey Gabe! Is Valve interested in making a full game experience for the Vive?
Newell: “Yes. We think VR is pretty important as a tool for interesting games.”
•  What is the status of Half-Life 3 / Half-Life 2: Episode 3?  Is Valve still working on any fully-fledged single-player games? 4 An unidentified anonymous source at Valve has said that Half-Life 3 has been cancelled. Is that source legitimate?  How many people are now working on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? The community is frustrated at the lack of updates and the fact that most of the bugs haven’t been fixed.  How long will it be until Valve adds Counter-Strike: Global Offensive servers in other parts of the world (such as Russia)?
“ The number 3 must not be said.  Yes.  I personally believe all unidentified anonymous sources on the Internet.  20-30. Same as always.  We’re adding servers all the time.”
• Why does Valve not talk to its community about the games / apps it is developing as much as other companies?
“Because our decision making is way more conditional than most other companies. The one thing we won’t do is waste our customers time and money, which means we will cancel or change stuff much later in development. Tracking our choices would be annoying and frustrating.
“Another way to think about this, and the way we talk about this internally, is that we prefer to communicate through our products. We are all pretty devoted to reading and listening to the community – everyone here believes it is an integral part of their job to do so. And when it comes time to respond, we generally use Steam – shipping updates that address issues or add functionality. Obviously this doesn’t work for everything. Working this way imposes latency on our communication – it takes longer to ship and update than to do a blog post. This can lead to the feeling of an echo chamber, where it seems like Valve isn’t listening. We’re always listening. So sometimes the latency is rough for everyone, including us when we want to address issues quickly. On balance we think it’s usually worth the trade-off.”
|Action RPG Tokyo Xanadu Coming to PS4 and PS Vita This Year|
Gather ’round, RPG aficionados! Aksys Games and Nihon Falcom are proud to announce Tokyo Xanadu for PS Vita and Tokyo Xanadu EX+ for PS4!
Tokyo Xanadu is a massive action RPG and will release Summer 2017 in North America. Tokyo Xanadu EX+ is an enhanced version of the base game and will release Fall 2017 in North America (on Steam too). In addition to the standard editions of each game, we’ll be releasing two limited editions stacked full of awesome goodies! What’s in the booox(es)?! Let’s take a closer look...
• Tokyo Xanadu Physical Copy (Vita)
• 5″ Deluxe Morimaru Plush
• Blade Card Game Deck
• 60 page Art Book
• CD Soundtrack
• Collector’s Box
• Tokyo Xanadu EX+ Physical Copy (PS4)
• 9″ Deluxe White Shroud Statue
• Blade Card Game Deck
• 60 page Art Book
• CD Soundtrack
• Collector’s Box
So what’s Tokyo Xanadu all about? A colossal earthquake devastates Tokyo and changes the lives of its inhabitants forever. 10 years pass and the city and its inhabitants slowly return to a semblance of normalcy. However, behind the veil of this newly rebuilt metropolis lies another world, one with a sinister secret.
The earthquake that originally destroyed Tokyo was actually caused by the emergence of a mysterious and lethal shadow world known as Eclipse. Now, action must be taken to thwart the legions of Eclipse and ensure the protection of peace. (That’s where you come in!)
Epic stakes always make for dramatic quests, but any hero worth their weight in loot and XP knows that no adventure is ever complete without a memorable cast of quirky characters. Tokyo Xanadu offers this in spades as you’re guaranteed to encounter a multitude of eccentric personalities in your journey through Moriyama City.
Build relationships and forge alliances as you unravel the secrets of Eclipse and get ever closer to the truth behind the mysterious shadow world. The EX+ version of the game will offer a plethora of additional features to those looking for more content including new monsters, dungeons, modes and a new playable character: the White Shroud.
So there you have it, gamers! Whether you game on the go or at home, Tokyo Xanadu and Tokyo Xanadu EX+ both offer something for everyone!
Danny Miscevich - Sr. Sales and Marketing Manager, Aksys Games
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|Little Nightmares Final Release Date, Pre-Order Offers, Six Edition and a New Trailer Revealed by Bandai Namco Entertainment|
Bandai Namco Entertainment UK and Tarsier Studios are pleased to announce today that Little Nightmares will release on April, 28th in digital and physical format on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Little Nightmares can now be pre-purchased digitally on PlayStation 4, Xbox One as well as GOG.com and Steam for PC. By pre-ordering digitally, all players will receive The Scarecrow Sack and the Upside-down Teapot Masks to help Six blend in with the other inhabitants of The Maw. PS4 and PC users will also receive the original soundtrack in digital format, an exclusive PS4 theme or a PC wallpaper featuring The Janitor.
A standard boxed version, including the Original Soundtrack, is available at all good video game retailers. The Six Edition is also available for pre-orders as a collector’s edition exclusively at GAME retail, while supplies last. The Six Edition includes a 10 cm high figurine trapped in a themed cage box as well as the original soundtrack composed by Tobias Lilja from Tarsier Studios, an exclusive A3 poster and a sticker board.
Trapped in The Maw with nothing but her wits and a lighter, Six must find light in the darkness and strength in her weakness to survive the attentions of its monstrous residents and escape to the world outside. Be careful as each room is a cell, each resident a threat, and both puzzles to untangle. Hide and sneak from danger, climb your way out and escape the chasing monsters as The Janitor, the new character revealed in The Nine Deaths of Six trailer.
Little Nightmares, will release on April, 28th in digital and physical format on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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|The Phantom Thieves Must Infiltrate Perilous Palaces in Their Mission to Change Evil Hearts|
While the Phantom Thieves keep up their guise as normal Japanese high-schoolers during the day, they travel to another world (via smart phone) to unleash their true Personas and raise some hell at night. This world is known as the Metaverse, and it's essentially the "collective unconscious" of all mankind. In the Metaverse, the most distorted desires of people manifest themselves as Palaces, and it's up to the Phantom Thieves to infiltrate and defeat the evils within a Palace.
In order to enter a Palace, the team picks a target, figures out certain key bits of information, and plugs it into their Metaverse Navigator app to gain access. Once the thieves are in the Palace, they must fight hordes of Shadows, solve puzzles, defeat the Palace ruler, and steal the target's deepest darkest desire (which takes the form of Treasure, naturally). When the Treasure is stolen, the target's heart will be changed and they'll finally understand the evilness of their core desire. Every target in the game will have a Palace with a different look and theme, so be prepared to see some truly twisted stuff! Unfortunately for the Phantom Thieves, infiltrating a Palace is anything but easy. The team will need to use stealth and plan their moves wisely to ensure a successful heist. Sneaking by and/or ambushing Shadows is essential to reaching the Palace Treasure, so be sure to always make the first move. If the Thieves get caught too many times, they'll be kicked out of the Metaverse and can only return the next day (always keep an eye on the security meter)!
So what do you do once you've challenged a Shadow to a fight? The easy answer is to send them to Shadow hell with a variety of attacks, but sometimes a more "diplomatic" solution would be more beneficial in the long run. You can Hold Up Shadows to negotiate with them to yield money, items, and even a chance to avoid a battle entirely. Oh, and this time around the protagonist can even convince them to join the Phantom Thieves to be utilized as a Persona! Of course if you're more of a shoot first ask questions later type of person, feel free to destroy all the Shadows. We've even included the Baton Pass feature that lets an attacking party member switch turns with another character to maximize attacking weaknesses!
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|Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Unveils New Injustice 2 Story Trailer – “The Lines are Redrawn” |
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today revealed the Official Injustice 2 Story Trailer – “The Lines are Redrawn.” Witness the story set in motion in Injustice: Gods Among Us as new DC characters join the fight and shape the actions that unfold in the upcoming sequel. Injustice 2 will release for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in the UK on the 19th of May 2017.
Injustice 2 is NetherRealm Studios' super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Injustice 2 continues the epic cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies work towards putting the pieces of society back together while struggling against those who want to restore Superman’s regime. In the midst of the chaos, a new threat appears that will put Earth’s existence at risk.
For more information and to pre-order the game, visit injustice.com, and join the Injustice 2 conversation on Facebook and Twitter.