|PlayStation Plus: Free Games for September 2016|
Hello, PlayStation Plus members! We’re happy to reveal your free PS4 games for September, 2016. This month you can slash your way through demonic hordes, or journey across the ruins of a forgotten civilization. Let’s get started!
First up is Journey. The talented developers at thatgamecompany bring us the critically acclaimed adventure and winner of numerous Game of the Year awards. Finding yourself alone in the desert, you must make your way to the mountaintop. But there’s so much more to this sublime experience than simply traversing the world. With stunning visuals, an amazing soundtrack, and a unique online experience, don’t miss the very special experience that is Journey.
Next up is Lords of the Fallen. Looking for redemption for past sins, you play as Harkyn and try to end a war between humans and the gods. With three classes to choose from, you can tailor the combat experience to your liking. And in a game where every encounter matters and your choices have consequences, the layers of customization are an integral part of the action. So collect your gear and prepare for close-quarters combat as you take the fight to the demon lords.
Lords of the Fallen, PS4
Journey, PS4, PS3
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, PS3
Badland, PS Vita, PS4, PS3
Amnesia: Memories, PS Vita
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Collapsing at the Bath
Watching a Movie with Futaba - Making Infiltration and Playing Star Forneus
Cafe Training - Maid Cafe - Protagonist, Makoto, Yusuke and Anne All-Out Attack
Watching Sports with Ryuji - Ryuji All-Out Attack - Fishing in Ichigaya - Persona Summons
|From the Dev Room|
The August development report comes straight from the Shenmue III Dev Room where we are hard at work doing the nitty-gritty of putting the game together.
So come on in and let us show you what we are doing!
Thank you everyone for continued support. And please keep sending your questions and comments!
See you next time!
|Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection|
One of Gameblog's sources working in retail sent us a picture that seemingly proves that the Ezio Collection is coming. The collection apparently runs in 1080p/30 FPS, contains all the DLC and the 2 animated movies about Ezio.
The Ezio Collection should come out in November and cost less than 70 euros.
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|ECHO is a 3rd Person Science Fiction Adventure for PC and unannounced Consoles, created by Ultra Ultra, using the Unreal 4 Engine|
"After a century in stasis the girl En arrives at her destination: A Palace out of legend, a marvel of the old civilization eons gone, still awaiting its first human occupants. Out here, using forgotten technologies, she hopes to bring back a life that should not have been lost..."
In ECHO everything has consequence: As you try to wield its magical technologies it becomes apparent that the Palace has a will of its own… It studies everything you do, everything you are – to use it against you.
The Palace creates "Echoes", exact copies of you in every way, that behaves like you and only do the things you do. So the way you play the game shapes your enemy. If you run, soon the Echoes will get faster. If you sneak, they will get stealthier. If you shoot, they will start to shoot back. The game constantly reacts to your every choice and input.
The Palace "reboots" every few minutes, resulting in a blackout. This blackout-cycle is the rhythm at which the "Echoes" get updated with your latest behavior, learning and unlearning from your actions. During the blackout the palace is blind, giving you the freedom to act without consequence. This is the time to run and gun and do all the things you don’t want the Echoes to learn.
The experience is one of being up against your own choices from the last blackout-cycle, giving you a way of shaping the game from cycle to cycle. It is up to you whether you prefer to keep a low profile or if you choose to go and deal with the consequences later. -One thing is certain: You need to keep a cool head as you face the ultimate enemy: Yourself.
ECHO will release Spring 2017 - Postponed from Fall '16 to reach more platforms.
We will be showing the game at PAX West this coming weekend, so if you’re attending please come and try it out at the Indie Megabooth!
|Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration gamescom Theater Demo Now Available |
Crystal Dynamics today released the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration gamescom theater demo. In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara becomes more than a survivor, and embarks on her first Tomb Raiding expedition in search of the secret of immortality. She’ll explore a vast and hostile world, engage in guerilla combat, and discover deadly tombs.
The video showcase begins with the cinematic action of “Thin Ice” from the main campaign, as Lara fights to escape Trinity in a frozen Siberian wasteland. Next is a preview of “Blood Ties”, which will feature over an hour of new single-player story as Lara’s uncle challenges her ownership of Croft Manor. Lara’s determined to prove that she’s the rightful heir and reclaim her legacy, but to do that she must confront the secrets of her past. Finally, there’s a look at the new “Lara’s Nightmare” combat mode, in which Lara must protect her childhood home from hordes of the undead.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration is the most comprehensive version of the award-winning experience, and also includes PlayStation VR support, co-op Endurance mode, an “Extreme Survivor” difficulty mode, 5 classic Lara skins, an outfit and weapon inspired by TR III, and all of the previously released DLC. The game launches on PS4 October 11th, and the new content will be included as part of the Season Pass on Xbox One and PC.
|Forza Horizon 3 Goes Gold and Welcomes Halo Warthog|
The worldwide release of Forza Horizon 3 is coming up on Sept. 27 (and four days earlier on Sept. 23 for Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition owners), and today we crossed the latest milestone ahead of launch: Forza Horizon 3 has officially gone gold! With the game off for final pressings of retail discs and setup for digital release, we’re celebrating the good news with some additional updates, including Windows 10 PC specs, the full Xbox Live achievements list, and a very special addition to the Forza Horizon 3 vehicle roster.
Welcome the Warthog
Over the past six weeks, in our Forza Garage series, we’ve introduced all of the 350+ vehicles that will be arriving for Forza Horizon 3 at launch. Well, almost all of them. Today, we’re unveiling a unique addition to the Forza Horizon 3 lineup, a vehicle that has long been requested by both the Forza and Halo communities. For the first time in any Forza game, you can now drive the most famous ground vehicle in the Halo universe – the Warthog!
The 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST is a civilian transport alternative to its militaristic cousin, the M12 Force Application Vehicle. What it may lack in brute force – you won’t find a turret on this version – it more than makes up for with its 720 bhp twin turbo V8, making it significantly faster than its FAV counterpart. The Warthog CST in Forza Horizon 3 is also ideally suited for the rough and tumble landscape of Australia. With the most advanced suspension in Forza Horizon 3 (with more than 70 cm of suspension travel), plus advanced dampening, you won’t find the combination of power and stability like this anywhere else in the Horizon Festival.
The M12S Warthog CST will be available at launch for Forza Horizon 3, and will be sent as a free download to everyone who has played either Halo 5: Guardians or Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. Eligible players will receive codes to download the Warthog via an Xbox Live Message, and codes will begin to be sent out during the week of Sept. 5. In addition, players who have not played an Xbox One Halo game will still have the chance to earn the Warthog via a special #Forzathon event coming to Forza Horizon 3 in October.
We’re celebrating the unveiling of the M12S Warthog CST with an upcoming in-depth look at the making of the vehicle in a very special edition of Heavy Metal Affliction. We’ll be chatting with the Halo masterminds at 343 Industries, as well as the team at Playground Games, on what it took to bring this iconic vehicle into the world of Forza Horizon 3. Look for that feature coming up soon on ForzaMotorsport.net.
Xbox Live Achievements
One thing is for sure: there’s a ton to do in Forza Horizon 3. From brand new features like Campaign co-op play for up to four players, cross-play capability between Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms, to the reintroduction of Auction House and Storefronts, and new events to try out (or customize yourself, using the new Horizon Blueprint feature), it’s clear that Forza Horizon 3 will be a joy to explore for casual and hardcore players alike. For those of you who want to start scoping their gameplay around boosting your Xbox Live gamerscore, we’ve got the full list of Xbox Live achievements here for your perusing and planning.
Recommended PC Specs
We know lots of players are preparing to enjoy Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 PCs and today we’re revealing the recommended specifications. Naturally, Forza Horizon 3 will require DirectX 12-enabled machines and Windows 10. Check out details on these recommended specs at ForzaMotorsport.net.
Forza Horizon 3 players will have a tremendous amount of adjustment options when playing on Windows 10. From basic options like full screen, vertical sync and resolution, to more advanced adjustments like quality settings for motion blur, mirrors, reflection, static and dynamic geometry, we’re giving Windows 10 players the power to play the way they want. Whether playing on the recommended specs or pushing the hardware limits to deliver the ultimate 4K racing experience, Forza Horizon 3 players will have lots of options for making the most of their experience.
One additional note, we know there are a lot of PC players who want to know more about using wheels. Look for an update on wheel support in Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 in an upcoming story in the future.
Finally, we’re also excited to share today that Forza Horizon 3 will be fully localized (voice and text) for English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German and Spanish (Mexican), and includes language support (text) for Italian, Polish, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
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|Comic Book-Style Pinball Minigame from Final Fantasy XV Now a Full-Fledged Mobile App|
Hugely popular in the Kingdom of Lucis with Crown Prince Noctis and his friends among its fans, Justice Monsters Five, the pinball minigame in Final Fantasy XV, is now a full-fledged mobile app. This brand-new style of pinball game combines role-playing elements with some of the franchise’s most iconic monsters.
Players join the Justice Monsters – Bomb Bro, Casanova Coeurl, Fab Flan and Lamiana – in the struggle to save the Nova Galaxy from the diabolical Lord Vexxos. Using simple touch and flick controls, engage in exhilarating battles, unleash special attacks, and recruit and train new monsters to fight for justice and defeat the forces of evil.
To celebrate the launch, Square Enix is awarding players with special in-game items, including 150 Golden Orbs and Daily login rewards (5 Golden Orbs per day) from now until September 25 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific.
The game is now available as a free download (with in-app purchases) on iOS and Android devices, and will be coming soon to Windows 10. This minigame will also be playable at Crow’s Nest Diners in Final Fantasy XV when it launches worldwide on November 29.
Players can download the game today at the following links: App Store - Google Play