Life is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 3 Launches this month

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The critically acclaimed title known as Life Is Strange: Before The Storm is heading towards it’s final episode this month as Square Enix has released a 15 second teaser trailer with a follow trailer to be released December 6th 9:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. GMT. Deck Nine Games & Square Enix have released a synopsis of the upcoming episode alongside the aforementioned 15 second teaser trailer which you you can view below:

The Synopsis is detailed as followed:

In the trailer, we see Chloe struggling to keep grasp of the events unraveling in front of her as we hurtle towards a dramatic conclusion and the consequences of your all your actions so far. As her friendship with Rachel Amber reaches new heights of emotion, Chloe uncovers a dangerous revelation that will require her to find the courage and strength to make some of the toughest decisions of her life…
However amongst all the anticipation of the teaser trailer. The Final Episode will launch December 20th in it’s respective territories. What do you think of this the prequel series so far? Are you interested? Have you played the previous iteration of “Life Is Strange” What do you hope to see in the future for the series? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more, keep us bookmarked and make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Black Clover: Project Knights Heading to PS4

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As announced from Bandai Namco via the Black Clover website it has been revealed that the game based on the manga and anime, Black Clover: Project Knights will be heading to PS4 only in Japan and presumably PS4 and PC in the future in the west. As of now there’s not much info to go off on at this time other than there is word of more information being released on December 18th. As of now there’s not much to go out outside of this very, very small announcement trailer.

(Editor’s Opinion: I haven’t seen much of this anime or read the manga outside of viewing a few Gifs images of this series. However I am intrigued and I am hoping that it provides something fresh and new. I love games like J Stars and so forth but I want a bit of a deeper experience with these newer anime / manga to console iterations. Here’s hoping that we’ll see something new and fresh alongside more than just a name. Here’s to more great games and hopefully more innovation in the console anime/manga space.)

What do you think? Are you a fan of the series? Do you think this will be what you hoped for? Comment below let us know. And news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Atlus Shows off New Dragon’s Crown Pro Footage

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Have you had an Atlus games void that needs filling? Well Atlus has you covered, Atlus has recently revealed a new trailer for Dragon’s Crown Pro which has been recently been revealed to re-release for PS4 users and will allow players to Cross Play with PS3, PS Vita and PS4 users alike. Not only that Dragon’s Crown Pro will provide 4K resolution for PS4 Pro Users. The game will also feature a newly revamped soundtrack for the release as well supporting cross saves alongside devices.

Check out the new trailer and let us know what you think?

There is currently no word of an European or North American release. As it currently stands this title will release only in Japan in Feburary 8th, 2018 But if we’ve speculated before this game will release on the North American digital shores shortly after. As of now they’ve revealed that the first few purchasers of the game in Japan will recieve a digital gamebook with their purchases.

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Editors Opinion: Although I’ve never gotten around to play this title in particular. I am extremely excited to play this game and will even look to platinum this title as I’ve heard many good things about this long awaited gem. I also assumed that this would eventually re-release on the PS4 based on the success of Odin’s Sphere which is created by the same Dev Team. Either way I am very happy and look forward to reporting to you guys the release date of the North American and EU version.

But what do you think? Are you looking forward to this game? Will you pick it us once it hits stateside? Comment below let us know. For news like this & more. Keep us bookmarked and make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

FK Digital and Arc System Works Announce Radio Hammer Station

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Do you like new games? We do and we hope you do too! Today FK Digital and Arc System Works announced a new rhythm based Side Scroller which goes by the name Radio Hammer Station. We’ve learned a little bit about the story and focus of the game via the FK Digital Website but here’s a run-down of the game so far.


A popular radio station spreading its love of groove with some of the beset DJs in the world. Providing tunes to groove to throughout the day. Its true purpose is to serve as the radio station of justice, beating evil down with a ginormous hammer! To ensure peace and harmony, Radiohammer continues to go live with style! Radiohammer Station is a rhythm action game where you match your button presses to the beat of the song! Ensure peace in the world by slamming on your enemy using the power of funk! From zombies and aliens to horribly naughty perverts, the DJs of Radiohammer must face and overcome a wide variety of villainous baddies. Trouble always seems to follow the four DJs. They’re always called upon to fight the bad guys with the help of their manager and trusty hammer. Watch out for the big bosses at the end of each episode! Stay alert or you’ll get hammered by their fierce attacks.

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Radio Hammer Station features almost 100 songs, covering a wide variety of genres. Radio Hammer also includes an innovative feature called “Track Play,” which allows you to play your favorite songs, to “Random Play,” where stages are chosen for you without rhyme or reason, to the “Juke Box,” for those who just want to listen to the music, there’s something for just about everyone. Radio Hammer also allows you to challenge your skill in the “Otherworld Mode,” where the game speed is much faster and the action is more intense. Achieve every goal and get all the trophies!

Here are the characters you get to choose from so far no other announcements have been made if others will appear in this series in the future.

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Also there seems to be a character not yet revealed but it seems according to this shadow that the character may be holding a boom box of sorts. As of now no further details have been made in regards to the character.

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Last but not lease there will a Special Guest Appearance from A “certain” Chaos Code Character:

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This title is currently being known to be a Cross Buy title where in which you can Purchase the PlayStation 4 or PS Vita version of the game from the PlayStation Store and you’ll be able to download the other version at no additional cost. Also this title features an The 88-track Radio Hammer Station digital soundtrack is included with your purchase of the game. As of now there is no current announcement in regards to an EU or NA release. However this title will be available in The Regions of Taiwan & HK PSN for about NT$288 and HK$71 which equals about 9 bucks in US dollars.

 

You can check out the trailer below:

What do you think of this title are you interested do you think it would hold your attention? Would like to see this title head Stateside and west bound to the EU? 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.

 

Check out the new Star Wars Battlefront II Single Player Trailer

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Today DICE and EA games have released a new single player trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II alongside some more details in regard to the upcoming release.  As posted via the PS Blog here’s a bit of an introduction into the Star Wars Battlefront Story we will be experiencing:

Star Wars Battlefront II opens with an interrogation. Commander Iden Versio, disarmed and bound, glares at the Rebel soldier holding her captive. The slow, steady tension of the scene runs contrary to the often bombastic, spectacular battles that Star Wars is known for. But Iden’s story is one of military dedication, political motivation, loyalty, and betrayal. And bombastic, spectacular battles.

Iden serves as a humanizing element to the Empire — a force we have spent decades fighting in the Star Wars universe. She and the other agents of Inferno Squad represent the discipline and devotion that the Imperials glorify. But the most striking quality of her character impacts the entire narrative: her courtesy.

The single-player campaign of Star Wars Battlefront II takes place in the moments before and immediately after the conclusion of Return of the Jedi. The prologue mission follows Iden as she deftly escapes Rebel capture, then assists Imperial forces on Endor following the destruction of the second Death Star. But as she creeps behind enemy lines and uses her tactical droid to survey soldier positions, her whispered commands speak volumes. “Scan, please.”

Iden address both her fellow agents and her droid with notable politeness. It is immediately endearing, and a small detail among many that make the beginning moments of the campaign so enjoyable. It showcases that Iden and her team are not supervillains. They are soldiers. Even Iden has misgivings about the Empire’s plans, and those boil over in due time…

Players of the beta earlier this month have an idea of what to expect in regards to gameplay. What do you think of the trailer and summary of the battlefront single player? Are you interested in playing this upon release? Do you think that the characters are engaging enough to warrant a purchase? Star Wars Battlefront II releases November 17th and November 14th for those who have pre-ordered. Comment below and let us know. For news like this and more make to keep up bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Gran Turismo Sport: Free Limited Time Demo Launching October 9th

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If you’re a racing enthusiast I’m certain many of you have been salivating for a taste of Gran Turismo sport. Well wait no longer as of October 9th PlayStation will release a limited time demo for you to experience prior to the official release of Gran Turismo Sport which is set to release October 17th.

The demo is set to run for free but for a limited time which is from October 9th to October 12th. Also it should be noted that PS Plus users will be able to pre-load the demo as of October 7th. Which means this may be a bit of a hefty download. At any rate the demo will be available for preload October 7th at 8:00am PT, with access to the game on October 9th, at 12:00am PT. For everyone else, download and access to the demo starts October 9th at 6:00pm PT. The demo officially ends October 12th at 8:00am PT.

It should also be noted that the demo has a currency limit of up to 1MM of which can be transferred to the full game upon release. As well any vehicle that you may unlock during your demo play time will be transferable to your main game on October 17th.

This limited time demo will also give fans a in-depth preview of the full game’s features. This demo will be geared toward all levels of drivers, from first timers to 20 year veterans of the franchise. You drive and tune on your own terms, while the new matchmaking system ensures you’re always racing against others of similar abilities.

At the start of the demo, drivers will have the option to experience a taste of Sport, Campaign, or Arcade mode. New features such as the innovative Scapes Photography mode and Custom Livery Editor are also available for the very first time. More details for the limited time demo are detailed below via the PS Blog:

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In Sport mode, drivers can prove just how fast they are by putting down their fastest lap time. At the end of each qualifying session, it’s an all-out battle against other drivers with similar performance abilities ensuring each race is equal, fair, and highly competitive.

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Campaign mode gives players the chance to improve their driving skills across numerous challenges, missions, and circuit experiences. Each of these modes play a key role in making every driver better prepared for racing online against others. As you complete various trial and Daily Workouts, you will be awarded with numerous vehicle unlocks, in-game currency, and Experience Points, furthering your Driver Profile and personal garage.

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For those looking to just jump in and drive, the Arcade mode offers a wide range of vehicle classes on three pre-selected circuit configurations with different terrains. Whether you want to go for high-speed oval racing on Northern Isle, hone your technical skills on Dragon Trail, or drift sideways through the corners in rally, race on your own terms as you choose from multiple driving aids including braking and or steering to hone your skills. You can also race against a friend offline in the classic 2-player split screen mode.

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The True HDR workflow and physics-based rendering tech of Scapes must be experienced firsthand to be truly appreciated. This is not your traditional photo mode as each photo location contains all the light energy information of that scene, enabling you to place your personalized car in hundreds of real world locations.

To round out the demo experience, the Livery Editor allows you to add your own personal touch of customization through numerous logo designs. You can also change the color of the car, wheels, mirrors, hood, spoiler, and much more.

More insider information and videos will be released via GT Academy athletes and more as well in the coming weeks prior to release.

Editors Opinion: Although I’m not a sim racing fan I am open to giving this demo a try. I’m sure more experience GT fans are more informed on this game and are more than satisfied with what is being offered prior to the full game release. I am however interested in seeing this game with the HDR and all intact. And I am more than willing to give the Arcade mode a shot as I am more inclined to playing Arcade racers than Sims.

But enough of my thoughts what do you think. What Features would you like to see for Gran Turismo Sport. Are the offerings enough or would you like to see more implemented for the full game? Comment below and let us know. For more news make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Check out New Gameplay of Housemarque’s upcoming PS4 Exclusive Matterfall

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Housemarque has unveiled new gameplay for the upcoming bullet hell adventure, Matterfall. This has been a standout since 2015’s Paris Game’s Week a few years ago.

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Matterfall, coming to PS4 on August 15th, is a slick twin-stick side-scroller that transports you to the towering vertical cities of a distant future. You’ll need to suit up and fight for control of the mysterious “smart matter” that is over-running your world and giving rise to hordes of matter-infected enemies. Cue thumb cramps and massive explosions. Will you be picking up this title comment below and let us know. For more news make sure to check back here with us at What’s Up PlayStation.

Ghost Recon Wildlands: A Casual Milspec Sim

Ghost Recon, the name alone reverberates through gaming history as a game that put in the boots of an elite task force sent on some of the most black ops of black ops. The series took a lot of cues from it older brother, Rainbow 6, and infused it into a more heavily military style game set in modern times. Throughout the series long and storied history we have seen a myriad of changes, though some were not always welcomed by the Ghost Recon crowd. Now entering into the first game of the series on current platforms we expected its return to be something big and in my honest opinion, this is by far the biggest shift we have seen in Ghost Recon history.

Gameplay, Concept, and Execution:

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These will be the essential keys to the kingdom for Ghost Recon on whether it succeeds or fails and with Ghost Recon taking a lot from what The Division did last year, Ghost Recon Wildlands aims to set itself apart from it in many different ways. From a macro perspective, you could say that Wildlands is just an improved The Division and in some ways that maybe but in all honesty, Wildlands is what The Division should have been. A completely open world where you can tackle objectives, snatch vehicles, and do things the way you want to do them, There is no penalty for attacking a mission any given way but it is advised that you tackle them in a way that will keep you and your three friends, whether A.I or actual people, alive. There is no RPG style hit-point system in place in Wildlands so if you land a headshot with a sniper rifle it is a headshot. Weapons can be customized by finding parts throughout the world so if you like to play one particular way you can custom fit some of your weapons to fit that play style. There is a skill tree implemented into the game which requires not only that you get the points by earning but to use them also requires currency in the form of points that rebels give you for completing missions involving comms disruption, snatch and grab of supplies, S&D, hostage rescue, or just by simply tagging items that the rebels may need. Engagement ranges are as wild as you can imagine and this is where Wildlands really shines. In my playtime with the game I made it my explicit purpose to be any groups dedicated pilot, being as though I am Transport pilot in games like Arma 3 where these are sometimes the most critical part of any operation, and in doing so I added a mobile sniper’s nest to my groups repertoire of skill sets. At all time with the designated person that was to stay on the helicopter with me did my team not have some form of overwatch and if we couldn’t get in optimal range for helicopter overwatch then I and the sniper would find the highest vantage point we could get to get him a proper sight-line without endangering him. I would then proceed to an adjacent sight-line to where we could have a criss-cross fire zone that would effectively help the remaining operatives complete the objective. While I’m on the subject of sniper rifles, prepare to have those skills tested as we will have to account for bullet drop…..that’s right you will have to account for bullet drop, distance traveled and leading of targets if you want to be effective in this game. This game will also be the first in the history of the series to explicitly show some of the atrocities of Narco-terrorists… there will be torture, dismembered bodies, hangings and other things that as a parent myself I would not want anyone under the ESRB recommended age to view.

*(Just an old programmed habit to give that info out regardless of audience.)

Conclusions

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As a long time Ghost Recon fan and albeit a Tom Clancy book fan I can finally say that this has the potential to not only bring in some new blood to the series but bring back some of the older crowd as well all the while bringing 3 buddies along for the tactical open world ride. I have enjoyed my time with the closed beta and I can’t wait until launch gets here cause I am ready to dive right back into Bolivia and eliminate El Sueno and the Santa Blanca Cartel piece by tiny piece.

Ghost Recon Wildlands launches March 7th 2017

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PS4 System Software Update 4.50 Features Detailed

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Today Sony revealed new details on firmware update 4.50 (codename Sasuke), and if you signed up for the beta program a couple months back be sure to check your email as beta invites will be sent out today. Sony said their will be more features announced at a later date but today they revealed some highly requested features like external HDD support,  and custom wallpapers. Get the full details below:

External HDD Support

It’s easy to upgrade the HDD that came with your PS4, but if you’re still looking for more storage space on the console, we’ve got you covered. With this update, you have the option to store content to an external HDD. Just plug a USB 3.0 HDD into your PS4, and voilà, you now have more space on the console.

This is compatible with HDDs up to 8TB in size. You can download and install applications directly to your extra storage, and the saved contents are easily manageable through the settings menu.

Also, all the applications saved in the external HDD will appear in the Content Launcher of the Home Screen so it’s easy to keep track of what apps you launched recently.

Custom Wallpapers

This update adds the ability to set your favorite in-game screenshot as the background image for PS4’s home screen. Drop-shadows on text, and the option to dim the Function Area, will help keep the system icons and texts on the home screen clearly visible even if the background image you selected is super bright.

You can also edit screenshots using Photo Mode in Sharefactory to make your one-and-only custom wallpaper.

Quick Menu Refresh

As you may know, in the last system update we overhauled the PS4 Quick Menu feature (the menu that appears after a long press of the PS button on DualShock 4).

This update brings additional improvements to make it even more accessible. Now the Quick Menu will cover even less of your gameplay screen, and you’ll be able to access handy Party features via Online Friends, like creating new parties, inviting friends, and joining parties, without transitioning to the separate Party app. The goal is to keep you in the game — and not stuck in menus.

Simplified Notification List

Before this update, the Notifications app had a variety of tabs on the left-hand side, like Game Alerts, Downloads, Uploads, and more. We’ve condensed all of the tabs to a single simplified list, making it easier to see all of your notifications all at-a-glance.

You can also quickly access the Notification settings from the Options Menu to turn off or customize which pop-up notifications appear on your screen, so you’re only being notified about your top priorities.

Post on PlayStation Network Activity Feeds

We’re adding the ability to post directly into the Activity Feed, which appears in a variety of places across the console, including What’s New. Under What’s New, you’ll see a new option to post things like text, screenshots, and gifs directly into your Activity Feed. You can also tag games or other users to make sure they don’t miss your post. It’s a great way to show off your greatest triumphs.

Tying into to this new feature, Live from PlayStation will show screenshots that users uploaded to PSN as a Public Activity, so you can show off your best gameplay moments not only to your friends, but to users around the globe.

3D Blu-rays on PlayStation VR

If you’re a fan of 3D movies, and you own PlayStation VR, we’ve got good news — this update adds the ability to view 3D movies in stereoscopic 3D directly on the PS VR headset. Grab some popcorn and enjoy!

There are more features included in 4.50, so make sure to keep an eye out for additional info, including launch timing, in the weeks to come.

What features you want to see in 4.50? How you feel about the few features Sony announced today? Leave your comments down below.

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Source: PlayStation Blog