Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion Comrades Delayed

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Final Fantasy XV has spoken of how it’s planned to keep the marquee title alive and well beyond it’s single player DLC in the past and we’ve reported on the previous Multiplayer expansion details. This week it has been revealed in a press release via Final Fantasy XV’s Twitter that the multiplayer expansion was set to release at the end of this month on October 31st but since has been set to release a bit later. Here’s what they had to say below:

“Due to final adjustments and to create the best possible experience, the online expansion Final Fantasy XV: Comrades will now be released in early November,” Square Enix

Editors Opinion: The Multiplayer was fun as well as surprisingly expansive as it showed some promising offerings. The action was fluid as well. My only personal hope is that the FFXV community that’s left truly gives this shot. It was a fresh and fun experience with friends but based on my experience within the time frame of the beta match making did require a bit of work and I feel based on my experience from the beta that this will be heavily reliant on player engagement. So if this this does not gain the correct response from gamers who may not be used to this change in content from a mainline FF title, it may or may not thrive. Of course this is just an early assumption. I hope it does well based on the efforts taken however as it is a very fun experience. But with the late implementation and desire of other games it could be a bit of a tricky road to entice gamers who have since completed the game’s mainline story.

This comes as no surprise just about as the beta build we’ve previously play was in need of a few fixes. This is not necessarily bad news as it’s better to have to a delayed game than a broken game as “some” gamers these days feel. But at any rate fans who have been excited for this expansion will have to hold off a bit longer. But what do you think? Are you looking forward to the Multiplayer expansion? Are you or aren’t you interested in the online implementation of a mainline Final Fantasy game later having online elements? We’d love to hear your thoughts so leave your comments below. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us and keep us bookmarked here at What’s Up PlayStation.

SingStar Celebration to be released Oct 24th for PS4

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If you’re a fan of karaoke, and parties PlayStation has you covered. As reported via the PlayStation blog not too long ago. This is another title that supports PlayLink. (FYI this is one of PlayStation’s newest brand of games that others can play with via Mobile Phones  or via Tablet along side others to enable accessibility for all types of players. Other titles worth looking at are the recently PS Plus game of the month “That’s You“) Moving forward,  SingStar Celebration starts its PlayLink tour on October 24. And as reported via the PS Blog. Here are the tracks that are set to launch with SingStar Celebration:

  • Adele Hello
  • ABBA Dancing Queen
  • Amy Winehouse Rehab
  • Avicii Wake Me Up
  • Blondie One Way Or Another
  • Brandi Carlile The Story
  • Britney Spears Oops!… I Did It Again
  • Calvin Harris & Disciples How Deep Is Your Love
  • Ella Henderson Yours
  • Elle King Ex’s and Oh’s
  • Fun. Some Nights
  • Hilary Duff All About You
  • Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX Fancy
  • Jason Derulo Want To Want Me
  • Kings Of Leon Use Somebody
  • Lost Frequencies Are You With Me
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Meghan Trainor All About That Bass
  • Oasis Wonderwall
  • OMI feat. Nicky Jam Cheerleader
  • One Direction What Makes You Beautiful
  • Roxette It Must Have Been Love
  • Shawn Mendes Stitches
  • Sia Cheap Thrills
  • Tegan And Sara Closer
  • The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey Closer
  • U2 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  • Wham! I’m Your Man
  • Young Rising Sons High
  • Zara Larsson Lush Life

As what should be expected with any SingStar title. You can expect more music and videos to be released down the line. Here’s a bit of a preview of what to expect when the game drops.

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SingStar Celebration is the new addition to our PlayLink family and as part of the range, you’ll be able to turn your compatible smartphone into a personal, pocket-sized microphone! The SingStar Mic is a free app for Android and iOS which will be available to download the same day the game releases.

The community is already alive and well as you can check out the thousands of fans singing their favorite tracks in the community here. Also you can get a sneak peak of the track listing here and add it to you Spotify playlist below:

Editors Opinion: Games like SingStar are great for parties, Although I haven’t taken part in any Karaoke events in a while. The Sing star series is great for kids and adults alike and if you’re familiar with the activeness from the PS3 community as it’s grown into the PS4 community the Sing Star Brand is one of PlayStation’s Hidden gems. Even at events like PSX (which we’ll have footage and articles of) You’ll come find that it’s one of PlayStation’s beloved franchised all while being in a niche gaming space. And with Android and iOS supported devices this has the possibility to expand into the next generation of PlayStation Gamer. Because who remembers having to pay for SingStar Mics right?

What do you think? Are you interested in this SingStar title? Are the tracks on this track-list to your liking? Comment below and let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Gundam Versus Open Beta Begins on September 2nd

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Gundam fans won’t have to wait to long to get their hands on the PlayStation 4 exclusive Gundam Versus. Starting on September 2nd fans will be able to play the open beta for Gundam Versus, with a pre-download made available on August 29th. The open beta doesn’t last too long though ending on September 4th. Gundam Versus is set to release in North America on September 29th, 2017.

GUNDAM VERSUS1Bandai Namco is giving fans a lot to try out for this beta. The open beta will include Ultimate Battle having fifteen online missions and thirty offline ones to try, offline Trial Battle, offline Free Battle, and the tutorial and five in-game tracks including “Missing Rink” and “Crossbone.” Most importantly it will feature online Player Match, online Casual Match in 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2 and 3 vs 3 forms.

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Source: Bandai Namco

Upcoming COD: WWII Beta Info

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Call of Duty: WWII is one of this years most anticipated titles releasing on the PlayStation 4. It was announced earlier this summer, a beta would be releasing for the shooter first on PS4 August 25th (for those who Pre Order), with the open beta starting for everyone else on September 1st. If you’re one of those people (like myself) dying to get your hands on the game, maybe this bit of information about the new create a class system will hold you until then. Call of Duty: WWII releases for the PS4 on November 4th, 2017.

Call of Duty WWIIThere will be five divisions which will be included in the Call of Duty:WWII beta, here’s an overview of each division from the PlayStation Blog:

Armored Division:
This Division specializes in laying down a withering offense to buy their team breathing room. Their bipod-equipped light machinegun shreds lightly armored targets, while their armor protects them from enemy explosives, tactical equipment and flamethrowers. When extra punch is required, the Anti-Tank Grenade sticky bomb is the ideal choice.

Division Skill:
LMG Bipod III: Protect territory by mounting your machinegun on ledges or while prone for less recoil
Division Training

Armored III:Immune to Shell Shock and Tactical Equipment. Take less
fire damage. Take less explosives damage.Amored Division

Mountain Division
Remaining undetected, this Division excels at covert operations and stealth gameplay. When armed with sniper rifles, the Mountain Division prefers to stay at a distance, waiting patiently for the perfect shot. If detected, smoke grenades and the S-Mine 44 “Bouncing Betty” provide opportunities to escape or retaliate.

Division Skill
Sniper Sharpshooter III: Block out your surroundings and in return acquire aim assist and enemy names while holding breath.

Division Training
Mountain III: Invisible to enemy Recon Aircraft while moving. Hidden to player-controlled Streaks. Quieter Movement.

mountain divisionAirborne Division
This maneuverable Division is usually the first to the fight, parachuting into the thick of the action. Armed with suppressed submachine guns, these frontline fighters excel at taking and holding enemy positions until more heavily armored reinforcements arrive.

Division Skill
SMG Suppressor III: Hides muzzle flash and prevents gunfire from appearing on enemy mini-maps, but reduces the range of weapon.

Division Training
Airborne III: Sprint for longer distances. Climb over obstacles faster. Increased sprint speed.

Expeditionary Division
Armed with a hearty supply of explosives and tactical equipment, the fighters specialize in sabotage, infiltration, and close-quarters combat. Their special Division Skill loads devastating incendiary shells into their shotguns to set fires and terrorize their opponents.

Division Skill
Shotgun Incendiary Shells III: Shotgun shells that spark flames that burn enemies.

Division Training
Expeditionary III: Select a piece of Tactical and Lethal Equipment. Throw equipment faster, farther & while sprinting. Resupply equipment from killed enemies.

Infantry Division
As all-around combat specialists, the Infantry Division emphasizes marksmanship and rarely misses their shots. Special training on the use of the bayonet makes Infantry riflemen a threat at all ranges.

Division Skill
Rifle Bayonet III: Special training on the use of the bayonet makes Infantry riflemen a threat at all ranges.

Division Training

Infantry III: Additional attachment on Primary Weapon. Extra magazines. Move faster while aiming down sights.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

The Online Arcade Celebrates Street Fighter 30th Anniversary

The Online Arcade will be celebrating Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary by having both Ultra Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V tournaments during the month of September. Street Fighter has played a huge role with the initial start of The Online Arcade, so we will like to make this month special for our supports and the fans of such a illustrious franchise. We will have tons of information in the future pertaining to both tournaments. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade.

Ultra Street Fighter IV: FOCUS ATTACK (Lite)USF4Ultra Street Fighter IV: FOCUS ATTACK will be the first tournament that takes place in September and will be a lite version tournament. The tournament will begin on September 9th starting at 6 pm EST. You can sign up today by clicking here. It is important that all participants write their PSN ID in the Discussion Tab on Challonge and the check in process begins on September 7th, two days prior to the tournament start date. All participants of FOCUS ATTACK will have access to the discord, for match up updates or any questions pertaining to the tournament.

Street Fighter V: Final Bout II (Premier)sfv final boutNext up is our premier tournament for Street Fighter VStreet Fighter V: Final Bout II is an 3 day event beginning at 7:45 pm EDT on September 22nd and ends of September 24th. Sign up today by clicking here. Just like SFV Ultimate Battle we had in June, Final Bout II will share the same method we used to mitigate some of the wait time. By not having some matches be displayed up on the live stream, particularly Losers Bracket Round 1 and some of Losers Bracket Round 2. This will hopefully assure that participants will not be waiting a long time to begin there next match.muscle powerParticipants will be notified ahead of time if sent to Losers Bracket letting them know if they’re fighting on stream or not. We ask that everyone be ready to fight during tournament time as we send out invites to the lobby throughout the night. It is also imperative that all participants must write their CFN ID in the Discussion Tab on Challonge! Also Check ins will be taken place on September 20th, which is two days prior to the tournament start date and time.

What about the PRIZE POT?karinThe PRIZE POT will have a total of $200 dollars. ( Money earned from being in the Top Three will be distributed through PayPal)

1st Place-$125 Dollars

2nd Place– $50 Dollars

3rd Place– $25 Dollars

Here are some key factors about this tournament:

  • KANZUKI BEACH, SKIES OF HONOR, AND THE RING OF DESTINY STAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED DURING THIS TOURNAMENT. (If any of these stages are picked, you will have to stop the match and re-pick a usable stage)
  • Write your PSN/CFN ID in the Discussion Tab after signing up to the tournament.
  • All DLC characters can be used during this tournament.
  • All participates will have access to discord: https://discord.gg/2uJ3j2p

For all The Online Arcade scheduled premier and Lite tournaments visit our Challonge page to check them out and sign up if interested.Street FighterOnce again, we would like to thank you for your continuous support with The Online Arcade. With your support we are looking to make The Online Arcade bigger and better that it ever was. We appreciate everyone and want you all to follow us on this journey.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade or @Jay_BariYT, @Persona_YT, @MistaOfficialVG or @upchuckgaming.

 

 

 

 

 

Chaos Code: EXCEED Tournament Full Stream

The Online Arcade this past weekend had another amazing tournament with Chaos Code: EXCEED. Here is the full live stream hosted by MistaOfficialVG(WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WAS USED IN THIS STREAM)

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Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Teaser Trailer

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Arc System Works is at it again dropping new fighting game for fighting game enthusiast. During EVO 2017 they announced BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. It’s a cross-over 2D fighting game that will arrive on console in 2018. It will feature characters from illustrious Arc System Works fighting game franchise like BlazBlue, Under Night in-Birth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and newly joining the fighting game scene RWBY.

Ragna The Blood Egde:
blazblueYu Narukami:persona 4 arenaHyde Kido:Under Night in BirthRuby Rose:RWBYIn my opinion: Just giving me a game where I can battle with some of my favorite fighting game characters from Arc System Works, is a huge win for me personally. I can’t wait to mix it up with some of my favorite Under Birth in-Night and BlazBlue characters. Just please have Byakuya in this game! I do personally feel this game will be a console exclusive on PS4 and will also have a PC release later within 2018.

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Tekken 7- Geese Howard Reveal Trailer

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It is really fascinating to see Geese Howard making his way into the Tekken 7 ring later on this year. Geese is a notable legendary character from the Fatal Fury/The King of Fighters series and will have the chance to face off against the Tekken legends like Heihachi or Kazuya, making the statementI’ll destroy you all!Geese Howard T7In my Opinion: Players that use Geese Howard will have their opponents in fear with Atemi Nage counter as you send foes to the ground that gets in contact with you or if they approach send Geese’s famous wind slash Reppu Ken with both single and double versions present. I’m definitely loving how Bandai Namco kept a lot of the traditional Geese Howard specials and incorporated them into the 3D space of Tekken 7. It’s very similar to what they did with Akuma, great job!Geese Howard Winter 2017

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Samurai Shodown V Special Teaser Trailer

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Here is the official teaser trailer of  Samurai Shodown V Special for the PS4/PS Vita. Hopefully we get more information from SNK on when it will be release during EVO 2017. suijaFor more PlayStation related gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”