Star Ocean: Til The End of Time HD Heads To The West on May 23rd

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As many fans of JRPG’s genre know. Star Ocean is one of a kind. Many have clamored and praised this particular title as one of the many gems of the PS2’s historic run. Next week PlayStation intends to remind you of such history as Star Ocean: Til the End of Time HD makes it return to PlayStation consoles. This particular title is one of the many that were abundant on the PlayStation 2. This is one of the many titles that many of the PlayStation/JRPG faithful have been looking forward toward since the word of mouth about this title being available only via the Japanese PSN. Luckily today we here at What’s Up PlayStation are provided the blessing of informing our readers today that this title heads to the west.

And with that being said the details to the classic title is as followed:

  The PS2-on-PlayStation 4 version of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time will launch in North America and Europe via the PlayStation Store on May 23 for $20.99, Square Enix announced.

The PlayStation 4 version of the game will support trophies, share functionality, and remote play*

So ladies and gents get your funds ready as Star Ocean preps to make it’s return to the PS4 via PS2 Classics next week. Me personally, I’m very eager. But what do you guys think? Are you excited for this title? Are you looking forward other classic “PS2 titles” to return via “PS2 Classics on PS4“. Comment below and let us know. For more news check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

*Quote via Gematsu.com

Shadow Warrior 2 Hits PS4 on May 19th

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In case you haven’t heard the critically acclaimed, FPS Ninja adventure, Shadow Warrior 2 makes it arrival to the PS4 May 19th. And will be available in limited retailers physically for $39.99. Those who take advantage of the digital side of things have a chance to get more “wang” for their buck as Devolver digital is offering a copy of the shadow warrior remaster with the purchase of Shadow Warrior 2. Details are, as stated via the PS Blog:

The teams at Flying Wild Hog and Devolver Digital are excited to announce that Shadow Warrior 2 will hit PS4 on May 19 and will launch with The Shadow Warrior Collection that includes a free download of Shadow Warrior for PS4!

The promotion will be available for the first 2 weeks of the games release. Shadow Warrior 2 whether you purchase it day one or later however, will still be available for purchase for the price stated above. ($39.99 MSRP).

The team gave a bit of insight on the changes they’ve made for the PlayStation community who’ve experience the first shadow warrior title:

“…During development of Shadow Warrior 2 on PS4 and we spent a lot of time testing how switching from ranged gunplay to close quarters melee combat felt on DualShock 4. It was crucial that players be able to both aim and fire their ranged weapons at a distance and then seamlessly (and quickly) switch to melee weapons to perform brutal slashes and devastating combos at close range.

The team took great care in putting together a weapons selection configuration that took advantage of the DualShock 4’s features to keep the player in control and have all weapons at their disposal easily. The dual thumbsticks, touch pad, and directional pad can all be used in different ways to equip, charge, and execute attacks so that players really get that ninja feel while traversing the levels.

We’re proud of our results and think the PlayStation community will appreciate this attention to detail that is so crucial when playing a white knuckle FPS like Shadow Warrior 2.”

It should be noted that shadow warrior 2 also support 4 player co-op online for the campaign and promises to be non linear for those who may have felt a bit restricted on their last offering. This will allow players to venture off into side missions for level grinding, weapon collection, etc. If they choose so. Shadow Warrior 2 is said to be flying Wild Hog’s biggest game to date and will be available for your PS4’s May 19th,  What do you think PlayStation nation, are you interested in this title are you going to pick up this title on the 19th? Comment below let us know. Make sure to check back with us for this and all things PlayStation here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Elite: Dangerous Heading to PS4 on June 27

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As posted via the PlayStation blog today Matthew Groizard of SIEE caught up with developer David Braben over at Frontier Development and it was revealed that the team we working on the finishing touches for the PS4 release of  Elite Dangerous. With it’s release being only a month or a so away here’s what PS4 owner can expect for this space exploration title. Check out the trailer below:

Elite Dangerous launches for PlayStation 4 retail and digital on June 27, but you’ll be able to pre-order from PlayStation Store starting on May 30. What do you think of the trailer? Are you interested in this title? does this possibly bring competition to titles like no man’s sky? Comment below let us know and for more news and all things PlayStation check back with us here at Whats Up PlayStation.

Check out Telltale Games Guardians of The Galaxy Gameplay Trailer

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Today is a good day not only do we get the honor of a Destiny 2 reveal later today. We’re welcomed into today with a preview of Telltale’s take on Guardians of the Galaxy game. Check out the trailer below:

What do you think of the trailer? Do you think it will have the same charm as the movie that’s set to come this late spring? What do you think Thanos intentions are. Do you think we’ll see other marvel characters such at the avengers, or any of the grand masters? Comment below let us know. For all things #Marvel and #PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Media Player on PS4 Pro Now Supports 4K Video

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Media Player for the PS4 is a feature that many may or may not beware of as far as it’s capabilities but for many like myself it is an well invited convenience. Well today that convenience gets even better.As reported via the PlayStation blog. The PS4 Media Player will be updated to support 4K video and more here’s the details below:

The Media Player app is getting an update to support 4K video playback on PS4 Pro. Following this update, 4K videos in mp4 format saved on a USB stick or home server can be played on the Media Player app (remember, you’ll also need a 4K compatible TV to watch the videos in 4K).

Your home server will appear as a media option in the Player automatically, so finding your media is simple and quick. Just a reminder: USB storage that’s already been formatted as extended storage for your PS4 can only be used to save games and apps — it can’t be used to save and play videos.

For those of you that own PlayStation VR in addition to PS4 Pro, Media Player will also update to support playback of 4K VR video content. PS VR’s display resolution is 1920 X RGB X 1080, so 4K VR videos will be displayed in a higher image quality compared to HD VR videos. Capture stunning 360 degree 4K footage, and then immerse yourself in that footage in VR at home — just as if you’re right back in the scene you shot.

The PS4 Pro already supports streaming 4K video via Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu all have 4K content available. With that being said do you intend to use these features? What more would you like to be supported in regards to 4K content on the PS4 Pro? Comment below and let us know. For this and all things related PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Persona 5 Standard Edition Comes With A Little Extra

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It’s been almost 4 years since we’ve been introduced to the gaming goodness known as Persona 5. The 5th entry into the series has been highly anticipated among JRPG and PlayStation fans alike. Since it’s  2013 TGS reveal fans have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on this anticipated gem. Although our far-eastern PlayStation family have had their hands on the title since September 2016. Atlus seems to be willing to make good on the wait for the western fans by giving us something special even for those of you who haven’t pre-ordered the limited steel book edition and “Take Your Heart” collectors edition. But have no fear Atlus has you covered.  All standard editions will include a limited edition controller sticker. Which I personally think is really cool by the way.

Persona 5lect

This will be included in limited amounts of the standard editions I presume. So make sure to check your local listings to get your hands on one of these limited controller skins as supplies may be limited. I must add these skins look pretty darn sweet. As of now word on if these skins are included in any other editions but this provides a nice little incentive for those who may be feeling left out or were unable to snag a steel book or collectors edition. Atlus has also included a tutorial video for those who may need a little bit of help on applying the skins to your Dual-Shock 4 controllers which you can check out the video below:

Persona 5 is only a few short weeks away and released April 4th. Are you interested in picking up this title? Or does this give you incentive, or motivation to purchase this upcoming game? Comment below and let us know. For this and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

 

Horizon Zero Dawn Surpasses Expectations Sells Over 2.6 Million Copies Globally

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Horizon Zero Dawn has been a whirlwind of hype, anticipation and overall a grand experience for many of today’s PlayStation gamers. And with today’s news the game has set a new found perspective for new IP’s from Guerilla Games. Horizon zero dawn has caught the eyes of many gamers since it’s debut at  PlayStation’s 2015’s E3 conference. Since that faithful day the wheels of anticipation have been turning and left many gamers salivating for more dino machine goodness. With today’s announcement it’s safe to assume there’s only one direction to go for the Horizon franchise and that my friend is up! Here’s what guerilla games has recently reported via their blog:

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced global sales of Horizon Zero Dawn exceeded 2.6 million units during its two weeks of launch*1. The PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system exclusive, developed by Guerrilla, was released globally beginning February 28 to widespread critical acclaim. Praised for its unique world design, wide array of strategic action and fascinating story line, it instantly became one of the most celebrated games of the current generation.  The impressive launch also makes Horizon Zero Dawn the best-selling new first party IP launch on the PS4 system to date and Guerrilla’s biggest debut ever.

This is definitely a good thing for developers and gamers. Hopefully with titles like these we can continue to see creative boundaries being pushed into a fresh direction for future games to come. Here’s what some of Sony’s top heads have have to say:

We knew Horizon Zero Dawn was going to be something special, so to see the incredible critical reaction to a brand new game world translate into this level of sales is really gratifying,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios. “Guerrilla has created a game that is nothing short of exceptional, and the reaction we have seen from fans – from hours and hours of gameplay streaming to endless photo sharing – shows just how impactful it has been.

Herman Hulst also chimed in as well.

We’re thrilled that Horizon Zero Dawn has been embraced by critics and players alike. Developing the game was a labor of love, so it’s extremely satisfying to see that it elicits the same passion and enthusiasm from the gaming public that we felt during its development,” said Guerrilla Managing Director Hermen Hulst. “This is only the beginning of Aloy’s story and our exploration of the world of Horizon Zero Dawn, with the team already hard at work on an expansion to the story.

It’s no secret that this game has done exceptionally well for a new IP no less. This could be a sign that we will more Aloy in the future. With that being said, are you enjoying Horizon Zero Dawn? Did it exceed or underwhelm your expectations? Comment below let us know for more news and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Middle Earth – Shadow of War Announcement and Release Date Revealed

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It was recently leaked via target’s game’s listing that middle earth – Shadow of War was set to release this summer. Now due to this recent leaked. Our guess is that the higher ups over at Warner Brothers have decided to let the news out officially. The synopsis of the forth coming title is described below:

Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth. In Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, nothing will be forgotten.

The trailer reveals more below alongside with an announcement of more gameplay being revealed in the coming week ahead. Make sure to check out the trailer below:

What do you think? Have you played the previous middle earth title, Shadow of Mordor? Are you looking forward to the gameplay reveal? I’ve personally rather enjoyed this title as it was a fun and enjoyable platinum to achieve? With that being said comment below and let us know what are your thoughts on the trailer and expectations for this title. For this and more news for all this PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at Whats Up PlayStation!

 

 

New Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Updates Ahead March 17th

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The Uncharted 4 Multiplayer community is alive and well! With that being said it’s only slated to get better and better. Today via the PlayStation Blog it was announced that a new game mode, vanity items and guns would be added via the multiplayer, to name a few. In regards to major and noticeable changes. These changes are set to hit this weekend which entail the following:

First up, we’re introducing a new permanent game mode: King of the Hill. It tasks two teams with fighting for control of rotating capture points in order to reach the score limit. King of the Hill requires careful coordination and skilled use of Multiplayer’s core combat and movement systems.

However, even if victory seems assured, King of the Hill offers a unique twist — after the score limit has been reached, the losing team has one last chance to make a comeback through what we call the Victory Hill. The leading team must capture the Victory Hill to win, but if the losing team takes it, they get a second chance at glory.

Alongside King of the Hill, we’re also introducing an array of new vanity items and three new weapons: the INSAS and Type-95 long guns, as well as a scoped Competition Pistol.

Fans of The Last of Us may recognize our new Savage Starlight character skins. Inspired by the in-game comics strewn across the world of The Last of Us, you can now customize select characters in Uncharted 4 Multiplayer with Savage Starlight outfits.

Uncharted players are you ready to jump back among thieves and fight it out? What are you looking for as far as big MP changes? What changes would you like to see implemented for the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer? Comment below let us know and for more news check back with us here at Whats Up PlayStation.