God Of War Releases to PS4 Consoles April 20th

What’s up PlayStation Nation,

2018 is set to kick off right as it’s confirmed that God Of War is set to release on consoles this spring as it has been officially announced via the PS Blog where Sony Santa Monica Alum Cory Barlog States:

I would love to write a long blog post here but, apparently, I have a game to get done by 4/20 so I gotta get back to work as soon as possible.

God of War (PS4)

God of War (PS4)God of War (PS4)

First, let me say that this is my favorite release day of my entire career. If I live to be 100, I do not think I will be able to top this release day.

There has been a long journey just to reach this point, so it’s a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end. While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we have been crafting for nearly five years!

You can check out the trailer below!

So, April 20, 2018…mark the date on your calendar, people. Clear that schedule, tell your significant other they are wonderful, because that is always a nice thing to do, and then wonder what you will do with all that free time you have now that you don’t need to keep asking me when the release date is.

Thank you everyone for your continued support of our game-making addiction. I will do my best to keep sharing information as we head towards launch.

…But wait, there’s more! I’m proud to share our limited Collector’s Editions and Digital Deluxe Edition, whose every component is connected back to the Norse universe and story of our game.

Pre-Order Offer

God of War (PS4) Buckler of the ForgeGod of War (PS4) Elven Soul Shield (1)God of War (PS4) Dökkenshieldr

I should first mention, if you pre-order any edition (or already did) at a supporting retailer, you’ll acquire these three legendary shield skins (which you’ll need internet connectivity to access!) for Kratos to bash and defend against all manner of creatures we created in the brutal Norse wilds.

God of War (PS4) XP Boost GameStop

If you pre-order any edition at GameStop or EB Games, you’ll also receive Luck of Ages XP Boost, which grants +10 Luck and has 1 Enchantment Slot.

Luck influences the following:

  • Increase XP gain
  • Increase Hacksilver gain
  • Increase the ability to trigger Perks

God of War (PS4) Collector's Edition

Collector’s Edition | $129.99 USD/$169.99 CAD

The 9’’ statue was crafted by our team in collaboration with the incredible folks at Gentle Giant. The cloth map is a unique companion to your journey, and an art piece on its own. The Huldra Bros carvings pack as much detail as their personas do in game. Just a few of the highlights, not to mention the digital items as well!

God of War (PS4) Stone Mason Edition

Stone Mason Edition | $149.99 USD/$199.99 CAD (EB Games Exclusive in Canada)

Available in the US and Canada only, this edition includes everything in the Collector’s Edition along with four very distinct, rare items directly from the game. You might recognize Atreus’ wooden Horse and Troll carvings from our E3 2016 debut. They complete the collection with the Huldra Bros, btw. The Stone Mason Ring is a finely crafted piece of jewelry, whose story we won’t spoil. The talking Mimir Head keychain may be your personal favorite after you interact with him in game. Massive credit to Gentle Giant capturing the exquisite detail of these!

God of War: Digital Deluxe Edition

Digital Deluxe Edition | $69.99USD/$89.99 CAD

If digital only is king for you, we didn’t forget. Adorn the legendary Death’s Vow Armor Set to increase your strength, and honor the solemn promise that sends Kratos and Atreus on their journey through the Norse wilds of Midgard and beyond. The digital comic book from Dark Horse, Issue #0 starts to unearth the story of Kratos before his quest with Atreus begins. Not to mention both the digital comic and mini art book will come with exclusive creator commentary tracks.

Finally, available to addresses in the US and Canada only, pre-order this Digital Deluxe beauty to get a sweet, exclusive, shiny, limited-run God of War physical pin.

God of War Pin

Mark your calendars for God of War’s release on April 20!

It should also be noted that the pre-order for this title is available physically and digitally via the usual gaming outlets as well.  Outlets such as , Amazon, Game Stop and PlayStation of course. We can finally rest assured as it has been finally revealed after such a long and tedious waiting game of tug of war that God of War is finally coming to PS4 consoles this spring. With that being said if you haven’t already make sure to check out our recent interview with Cory Barlog at 2017’s PSX in Anaheim.

What do you think of this news? Are you going to pre-order your copy of god war. Did you think it would release before or after April 20th? comment below let us know for news like this and more make to sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Check out the Free PlayStation Plus Games arriving in January 2018

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

With PSX and The Game Awards and the holidays soon ending. We have a lot to look forward to as far as of games we will soon be able to get our hands on in 2018! With that being said. It seems that PlayStation is looking to have something for everyone this January  with the PlayStation Plus Free games of the month. So without further ado here’s what we’re able to get our hands on this December in the trailer below:



The Line Up details are as followed:

  • Sacred 3, PS3
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, PS3
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Uncanny Valley, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)

It should also be noted that New PSVR users have the chance to pick up Star Blood Arena as a free bonus game starting January 2 through March 6. Even if you don’t have a PSVR headset currently, it’s to be remember that you can simply add this title to your library for later usage!

(Editors Opinion: I’m pretty impressed with the Dues Ex selection being offered as I was not a day one purchaser of this game and a bit skeptic of the title. Now I will give this a shot and make up my decision on if I like the game or not. As far as Batman Telltale this is a great addition for those who are a fan of the dark knight as it provides a great twist in what many would expect from our hero and how he handles his decisions. This is definitely a fun and easy platinum for those who may check it out. As far as the other games we will see what they are like as well, as I will be doing my own trophy hunter research to see if these games are a nice shot at a shiny new platinum trophy.)

But enough of my thoughts what do you think of this month’s PS Plus free game selection? Do you think last months offering a better or worse. Comment below and let us know. For news like this and more keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

New Dragon Ball FighterZ mechanic revealed

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As you know we are following every move and note of  the upcoming fighter Dragon Ball FighterZ. Well today via Twitter Bandai Namco has revealed more details in regard to the anticipated fighter. A new fighting system introduced as the “Shenron system”

This feature will allow players who string a specific number of combos during battle to collect Dragon Balls on-screen. Once all the Dragon Balls have been collected, Shenron will appear and grant the player one of four wishes:

  1. Restore my health: Restore your current character’s to its full health
  2. Bring back my ally: Revive your lost ally to 50% health
  3. Give me the ultimate power: Boost your Ki gauge to MAX 
  4. Make me immortal: Health will be 50% restored, and auto-restoration for energy gauge.


As of now there is no word on if this will be vary in options and we don’t have any confirmation on if this feature is able to be turned on and off. However many fans assume that it will be an option as Bandai Namco has stated that they want this fighter to be a contender for event’s like Evo and CEO etc. But as it currently stands there is no definite confirmation.

Also in conjunction with this news there was a special live stream of the upcoming fighter with the likes of Maximillian, Perfect Legend and Rhymestyle as they revealed a lumpsome of information in regard to Dragon Ball FighterZ it’s worth a look as the roster of fighters has bulked up a great deal. You can view that below as well.


With that being said what do you think of this news does this dampen or heighten your interest in the up and coming fighter? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

SHAREfactory Update 3.00 Available Now

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

If you’re an avid user of the PS4 Video Editor app known as SHAREFactory, Then today’s news will provide to be sublime as it has been reported today via the PlayStation Blog.

First of the updates of the Sharefactory are the 2 new themes that are being added for users.

  1. The first theme is a “comic book-style” theme, which is packaged with content three intro, title and outro clips, eight transitions, three backgrounds, 39 stickers and a comic style font.
  2. The second theme is a 10th anniversary Theme of the Uncharted franchise from Naughty Dog which is theme to honor this critically-acclaimed franchise.

Details below also state that new features will be included within this update which you can view the details below:

The new update also includes seven new camera effects. You can use the new “Hollywood-style” effect to add more flair to your edits. Add quake, bounce, stomp, pulse and more to enhance your best gameplay achievements.

Sharefactory 3.00 Update

Additionally, Sharefactory’s 3.00 update allows you to add custom animations to your text and stickers. You can choose from many different types of beginning, middle and ending animations on your overlays, as well as control the duration of your text and stickers.

Other features in this update include:

  • Improved video USB import feature to support more videos
  • Over 20 new transitions and two new filters
  • Audio ducking to automatically lower game clip volume when Commentary is present on Track 2
  • Improved load times
  • New Project view options including Zoom for easier editing
  • UX improvements

Sharefactory 3.00 Update

(Editors Opinion: I’m always looking forward to the news updates on one of PS4’s most innovative applications for those that like to create and share content via the PS4. I honestly only hope that this trend continues on the next PS4 console and that they use this application as a base for the PS5 or whatever forthcoming console/ hardware they have in store. I really wish that this was available as an option for the PS Vita [Remember that hand held anyone?]. However I can settle for the PS4 as of now. But still my point remains that I hope the good folks at PlayStation continue to build on this application as a standard moving forward for PlayStation related hardware.)

What do you think? Are you an frequent user of the SHAREfactory application for PS4 related content? Are you satisfied with the update. What update features would you like to see in the future SHAREfactory update? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.


Street Fighter V- Sakura Introduction Trailer

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Kicking off Season 3, Sakura is the first of the six new characters for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition fighters on January 16th, 2018. A lot has changed since we last seen Ryu’s number one fan, as Sakura now works part-time at an arcade. Season 3Sakura Fireball

Sakura brings a new special move to SFV, the Tengyo Hadoken. Where she can now send a fireball diagonally into the air that can act as an anti-air. Sakura fans don’t worry, she still remains the same to her pass iterations, with her Hadoken, Shouoken, and Shunpukyaku.Sakura V-Trigger Activation

Sakura’s Breakdown:

V-Skill: Haru KazeSakura V-skillSakura leaps into the air towards the opponent, which can then be followed up by three different options. Hitting punch will result in one of her signature moves, Sakura Otoshi, which can be pressed up to three times to continue the combo. Following up with a kick will trigger Oukakyaku, a forward flip that can act as a divekick. Finally, pressing throw (LP+LK) after Haru Kaze will result in Kashinfu, a command grab that that sees Sakura using her opponent as a spring board to jump back.

V-Trigger I: Haru ArashiSakura V-Trigger 1Upon activation, Sakura’s fists are enveloped by blue energy that powers up Hadoken and Tengyo Hadoken, giving them both an additional hit. Landing a hit will also cause your opponent to be put into a juggle state giving you an opportunity to land additional attacks. She can also press HP+HK again to use Hogasho, a powerful palm thrust.

V-Trigger II: Sakura SenpuSakura V-Trigger 2This time, Sakura’s fists and feet become enveloped by blue energy that powers up Shouoken and Shunpukyaku. Landing a hit will send your opponent flying into the air where you can cancel into V-Skill to follow up with either Sakura Otoshi or Oukakyaku. Both moves are improvements to their EX version and can be performed up to four times before Sakura Senpu ends.

Critical Art: Sakura RainSakura CASakura’s Critical Art draws inspiration from her past Super Combos. If used away from the opponent, it will only be a high-damaging Hadoken. However, if Sakura can land this Critical Art right next to the opponent, it’ll go into a special animation that deals significantly more damage.

Sakura Costumes

Story Costume:Story

Battle Costume:battle

Nostalgia Costume:Nostalgia

Alongside with Sakura a new but familiar stage will also make an appearance on January 16th, Kasugano Residence. The Kasugano Residence has been around as long as Sakura first appearance in the Street Fighter Alpha 2.Kasugano Residence

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Source: Capcom-Unity

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Full V-Trigger List

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With season 3 almost upon us, the wonderful folks over at Capcom-Unity decided to give a full breakdown of all the new V-Triggers being implemented in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Every character will now receive a second V-Trigger to mix things up a bit, giving new options, mix-ups, and combo potential. For all current owners of Street Fighter V, the Arcade Edition will come as a free update for PlayStation 4 and PC on January 16th, 2018.

2nd V-Trigger Breakdown:

V-2 RYURyu (Kakko Fubatsu) – While active, press HP + HK to use Isshin, a technique that counters the opponent’s attacks. Upon countering an attack, a shockwave of energy will be released around Ryu. If this shockwave hits the opponent, Ryu will perform a strike attack.

Using Isshin, Ryu can counter everything except throws, giving him a highly functional defensive option. The opponent will be vulnerable to additional attacks after the Isshin strike, making for a great opportunity to deal major damage.

V-2 CHUN-LIChun-Li (Kikosho) – Chun-Li fires a ball of energy from both her hands in this V-Trigger. Press HP + HK to fire another Kikosho.

For Kikosho after V-Trigger activation, hold down the buttons HP + HK, and Kikosho will gain guard break properties. The opponent will be vulnerable afterwards, giving Chun-Li an opportunity to deal additional damage.

V-2 CAMMYCammy (Delta Ambush) – Press HP + HK for Delta Ambush, where Cammy flies towards her opponent. Press forward plus HP + HK for Delta Step, a quick forward dash. Although there are no move variations from Delta Step, Cammy can cancel her normal moves from the dash. Use it in combos, or to help her keep up a fast-paced offensive rush.

Press kick during Delta Ambush for the downward kick move Reverse Edge, or press punch for the command throw Delta Twist.

V-2 BISONM. Bison (Psycho Nightmare) – While active, press HP + HK to perform the Psycho Crusher special move. Bison also gains Psycho Charge – press reverse half circle (forward to back) plus kick to perform a command throw that infuses the opponent with Psycho Power.

If an opponent has been hit with Psycho Charge, the Psycho Power infused into them will explode after a set period of time. If the Psycho Charge was successful, the infusion can also be detonated with Psycho Judgement (forward to back) plus kick at your own discretion

V-2 KENKen (Shinryuken) – Shinryuken is a powerful, multi-hit rising Shoryuken. If it hits, rapidly press punch to change the properties of the move. The landing recovery of the max-strength version from rapid button presses can be special move canceled, leading to some very powerful combos.

V-2 BIRDIEBirdie (Birdie Time) – While in Birdie Time, press HP + HK to perform a new chain attack. Bull Swing is a high chain attack and allows for follow-up attacks, while Bull Capture is a low-hitting chain attack that targets the opponent’s feet. Use the directional buttons for the different versions.

The flames Birdie shoots from his mouth on activation have a hitbox, and on hit the opponent can be hit with an additional attack. Also, the low-hitting chain Bull Capture can interact with the objects Birdie throws on the ground for his V-Skill, giving him a unique new approach to the neutral game.

V-2 NASHNash (Stealth Dash) – With Stealth Dash, Nash quickly moves towards his opponent. During movement, press punch for Justice Corridor, a strong overhead punch move, or press kick for Justice Shell, a kick that launches the opponent. Press back for a quick stop, making this V-Trigger great for high-speed movement options.

Both Justice Corridor and Justice Shell can be canceled on hit or block, allowing Nash to extend his combos or keep up the pressure on a blocking opponent. However, the same move cannot be canceled into itself.

V-2 NECALLINecalli (Clouded Mirror) – Starting with Arcade Edition, Clouded Mirror is a special move Necalli gains after activating his V-Trigger I. It is a ranged attack, where Necalli jumps at his opponent with a strike.

Hold down the buttons to greatly increase the move’s strength. Necalli can juggle the opponent after the max strength version hits. Since it has quite a bit of startup, use together with Culminated Power to avoid having the opponent take advantage of the startup.

V-2 RASHIDRashid (Easifa) – Easifa strengthens Rashid’s kick special moves while active. Press HP + HK to perform Haboob, a wind projectile that has a different trajectory than his Whirlwind Shot.

Easifa strengthens the forward movement and hit properties of the kick special moves, increases range, and provides for other strengthening effects. It also increases the jump speed and distance of his front flip and allows Rashid to perform a wall jump after EX Eagle Spike hits, giving him more options in the neutral game and in combos.

V-2 LAURALaura (Shock Stance) – While active, Laura will be able to perform the dodge maneuver Matsuda Sway by pressing HP + HK. During Matsuda Sway, press HP + HK again to perform the command throw Shock Choke.

Matsuda Sway dodges non-throw attacks. Press forward with MP + MK during Matsuda Sway for a forward dash. Shock Choke can be performed from the dash, so Laura can use this to avoid her opponent’s big attacks and close the distance.

V-2 SIMDhalsim (Yoga Sansara) – Dhalsim creates a multi-hit orb of fire in front of him. This V-Trigger can also be performed in the air. Hitting the fire orb with Yoga Flame or Yoga Gale will change its properties.

Hitting the fire orb with Yoga Flame or Yoga Gale will put it in motion. Its trajectory will differ depending on the move used. The orb will keep moving while it’s on screen, and its trajectory can be further changed by hitting it again with Yoga Flame or Yoga Gale.

V-2 MIKAR. Mika (Steel Chair) – Nadeshiko will run out from behind Mika and throw a steel chair at the opponent. Hold down the button for Fightin’ Dirty, where Nadeshiko will run up to the opponent and take two swings at them with the steel chair.

Steel Chair hits multiple times, making it a great tool for combos. As Nadeshiko attacks twice with the steel chair in Fightin’ Dirty, use it together with Mika’s attacks to open up the opponent.

V-2 KARINKarin (Tenha no Kata) – While active, Karin will be able to use her counter move Yasha Gaeshi Tenchi by pressing HP + HK. What Karin does afterwards will change depending on the type of attack she counters.

Countering a low attack results in Yasha Gaeshi Chi, while all other attacks will result in Yasha Gaeshi Ten. Both moves can be canceled into from the recovery of her special moves and V-Skill, so Karin can turn situations where she’s normally at a disadvantage, into her favor.

V-2 F.A.N.GF.A.N.G (Koryo Dokuda) – Nishikyu and Ryobenda will be strengthened while active. With an increase in hits and the attack hitbox, this improves F.A.N.G’s ability to restrict his opponents movements.

While active, Nikankyaku can be performed from Nishikyu, giving F.A.N.G a way to close the distance and open up his opponent in close.

V-2 ZANGIEFZangief (Cossack Muscle) – Cossack Muscle changes the properties of Screw Pile Driver and Borscht Dynamite. The effects last until the V-Gauge Timer runs out, or if one of the aforementioned special moves is successfully hit.

In addition to increased damage for the Screw Pile Driver and Borscht Dynamite, Screw Pile Driver can be special move canceled and will combo, leading to command throw combos that usually aren’t possible.

V-2 VEGAVega (Alegrias) – While active, press HP + HK to perform Flash Arch – Rossa, which will counter the opponent’s attack, or perform the counter attack independently with Flash Arch – Granate (forward plus HP + HK).

Upon landing a successful counter, Vega will counter-attack, kicking the opponent up into the air, leaving them vulnerable to additional attacks. Flash Arch – Granate is the attack part without the counter. It’s good for usage in combos, but keep in mind that Flash Arch – Granate cannot counter attacks.

V-2 ALEXAlex (Rage Boost) – While in Rage Boost, Alex will gain the moves Flying DDT –  HP + HK, and Choke Sleeper –  HP + HK. Flying DDT is a moving throw that works against standing opponents. In addition to being a surprising mid-range attack, Flying DDT can be canceled from moves that cause a lot of hit stun, resulting in somewhat long-range combo ability.

Choke Sleeper can be performed only after Flash Chop on hit or block, and on hit leaves Alex in close to continue his offensive pressure. Choke Sleeper only hits close range, so be mindful of the range at which the Flash Chop hits.

V-2 GUILEGuile (Knife Edge) – Knife Edge is a power-up V-Trigger for Guile’s Somersault Kick. The Somersault Kick will create a projectile that will be fired towards the opponent. This projectile can be on screen at the same time as Sonic Boom and Sonic Cross.

While active, Guile will perform two iterations of kicks for his EX Somersault Kick. The EX version doesn’t have the projectile like the normal version does, but is good for use in combos and counter attacks.

V-2 BALROGBalrog (No Mercy) – While active, press HP + HK for the command throw B3.

If Balrog is having trouble opening his opponent up, this V-Trigger can help improve his offensive abilities while in close. B3 also deals a high amount of stun, so if the opponent already has a lot of stun built up, an active V-Trigger can make them feel pressured.

V-2 IBUKIIbuki (Fuma Shuriken) – Ibuki will throw a giant shuriken at the opponent, which comes back after going off-screen. Press HP + HK for Fuma Shuriken – Haku, which is for use against grounded opponents, and press back plus HP + HK for Fuma Shuriken – Kokufu, which is angled upwards for anti-air usage.

Due to the length at which the shuriken is on screen, it serves to limit the opponent’s movements. Ibuki can continue to combo the opponent after hit, and if it’s blocked she can use her Airborne Kunai and Kasumigake to confuse the opponent’s attempts to block.

V-2 JURIJuri (Feng Shui Engine Beta) – Juri emits a field around her that drains her opponent’s EX gauge, taking it for her own.

The roundhouse kick she performs upon activation has a hitbox and draws the opponent in, giving her a good opportunity to absorb the opponent’s gauge. The gauge absorption effect is paused while Juri performs a throw and when she is in mid-air, so be sure to think wisely about your fighting methods while this V-Trigger is active.

V-2 AKUMAAkuma (Shiretsu Hasshi) – Using Shiretsu Hasshi, Akuma can link together powerful attacks using the V-Timer instead of the EX gauge. Grounded HP/HK attacks and each of his special moves can be canceled into EX special moves.

There are many moves he will be able to cancel into the EX special moves, giving him the ability to deal great damage from a number of situations.

V-2 KOLINKolin (Absolute Zero) – While active, Kolin’s punch attacks and Hailstorm will be strengthened. Additionally, she has a forward dash where she will slide across the floor on a sheet of ice.

She can also press HP + HK to perform Frost Edge.

During this move, Kolin’s attacks will be given dash properties, similar to medium Vanity Step.  She can perform a high-speed Frost Edge from her forward dash, and if it hits, press HP + HK for Reverse Javelin, which will freeze the opponent and prevent them from recovering stun meter.

V-2 EDEd (Enhanced Snatcher) – While active, press HP + HK to perform an enhanced version of the Psycho Snatcher, the Ultra Snatcher. Use the directional buttons to change between the ground and anti-air versions.

For Ultra Snatcher – Ground, Ed will fly towards the opponent with a strike. On hit he will be able to combo afterwards, and on block Ed will be at the advantage.

Ultra Snatcher – Air, can be used both as anti-air, and in juggle combos.

V-2 ABIGAILAbigail (Hybrid Charge) – While active, Abigail will be able to use the powerful tackle move Metro Crash by pressing HP + HK. It can be strengthened to a second level upon holding down the buttons.

Abigail will have hyper armor while charging, letting him absorb multiple hits. However, the charge will be vulnerable to throws and Critical Arts. Maximum charge Metro Crash will guard break, and Abigail keeps his hyper armor even while moving forward.

V-2 MENATMenat (Prophecy of Thoth) – Prophecy of Thoth surrounds Menat with 6 Soul Power energy orbs. Use Judgement of Thoth to fire them all at once.

After Judgement of Thoth, Menat can get a new set of orbs by pressing HP + HK.

Use a reverse quarter circle (down to back) with different punch buttons to change the orb trajectory when firing, for use in controlling the opponent’s movements, anti-air, and extending combos.

V-2 ZEKUZeku (Karura Tenzan) – Both Old and Young Zeku share the same V-Trigger, Karura Tenzan. Upon activation Zeku moves forward with a launcher kick. If it connects, Zeku will switch identities and continue attacking.

It has priority against all non-grounded strike attacks, making it highly functional as a counter attack. Use the directional buttons to determine what side Zeku will land on after the additional attacks, allowing him to switch sides with his opponent.

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Source: Capcom-Unity

Deals: Check out the PS4 and PSVR limited time December offer

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Tis the season for giving and today via the PS Blog PlayStation has announced that it will be holding a special deal for those who are looking to enter the PlayStation family this holiday with some hard to avoid deals. Check out the run down of deals available Starting Sunday December 10th until December 24th, 2017 here are the details below:

PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle

$199.99 (MSRP) // Regular price: $299.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR system, a PS Camera, a copy of GT Sport, and the new PS VR demo disc. The world’s first racing experience to be built from the ground up now heightens the experience further by transporting gamers straight into the driver’s seat in virtual reality. Experience thrilling one-on-one racing with select cars in the dedicated VR Drive mode in Arcade Mode.

PlayStation VR DOOM VFR Bundle

$299.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $399.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR headset, a PlayStation Camera, a copy of Doom VFR and the new PS VR demo disc. DOOM VFR brings the fast-paced gameplay fans of the series love to VR. Lay waste to an army of demons as you explore and interact with new areas of the UAC facility on Mars, and Hell itself, from an entirely new perspective.

PlayStation VR The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Bundle

$349.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes a PS VR system, a PS Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, a copy of Skyrim VR and the new PS VR demo disc. Skyrim VR is perfect for longtime fans of the game who want to check out Skyrim’s epic world in virtual reality, or for the curious gamer looking to virtually dip their toes in Tamriel for the very first time.

From Sunday, December 10, through Saturday, December 16, the MSRP of PlayStation 4 Pro systems, including bundles, will be $50 off the regular suggested retail price.

PS4 Pro 1TB Jet Black Console

$349.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $399.99 (MSRP)

The super-charged PS4 Pro system, with a DualShock 4 controller, is available for a limited time at an even greater value.

Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront ll PS4 Pro Bundle

$399.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle features a fully customized PS4 Pro system, matching DualShock 4 controller, and a copy of Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition.

Limited Edition Destiny 2 PS4 Pro bundle

$399.99 (MSRP) // Regular Price: $449.99 (MSRP)

This bundle includes the Glacier White PS4 Pro with a 1TB HDD, matching DualShock 4 controller, a copy of Destiny 2 and a digital content voucher that includes the game’s Expansion Pass.

It’s never been a better time to jump in on PS4 Pro and the heightened gaming experiences the console delivers. Check out our PS4 Pro Enhanced Games and Video Guide to see what our PlayStation.Blog team picked as some of their favorite content for PS4 Pro.

(Editors Opinion: These are some great deals and bundles I’ve particularly got my eye on the PSVR GT Bundle that’s a steal for $199.99 even though I’m not a huge GT Sport fan personally by any stretch who can beat so such a great give away. At any rate these deals are sure to maintain some dominance during the holidays. My only gripe is that I would’ve like to have seen a permanent price drop for the PSVR and the PS4 Pro Collectively. However there still may be time as we enter 2018. However as of now as far as we know these are the best deals around for entering the PlayStation family.)

What do you think of these deals? Are you interested? What are you looking to pick up this holiday a shiny new PS4 Bundle or a PSVR Bundle. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below let us know. For News like this and more, Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.


PlayStation & Sun-Soft Announce Dark Eclipse A Virtual Reality MOBA

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

PlayStation is looking to innovate with a new Sun-Soft Developed VR MOBA title that goes by the name Dark Eclipse. The title is set to launch in “Spring 2018” but if you’re in attendance at PlayStation Experience, you’ll be able to play the first demo for the game at the Anaheim event.

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena — or MOBA are looking to evolve. PlayStation has it’s fair share of great titles such as paragon and many others but the devs at Sun-Soft have stated that they want to bring the MOBA genre to VR. As they’ve played many  MOBA titles. As reported via the PS Blog Check out the details on this title and what they have to say  below:

Sunsoft wants to bring MOBA into the era of virtual reality. We play lots of MOBA games. The thrill of getting a triple-kill, diving under the tower to chase a kill, ganking an unsuspecting opponent, getting that power buff, pushing towers towards the enemy base, receiving cheers from spectators… we want to bring all of this to VR.

This is a game where you need to react to other players — there is no surefire winning strategy, so you need to adapt to each situation. The pace of the game allows you to think strategically in terms of when to attack or defense. Know your enemy, and know yourself. Play wisely.

When we were thinking of player interaction in VR, the first thing we tried was point-and-click and point-and-teleport interactions. While that did work, we were left thinking “What if the interaction was more like real life, where you can just grab things with your hands?”

Unlike VR shooting games, in Dark Eclipse you don’t extend your arms to aim. The game is paced so that you can move more casually. We also designed the game with a rest period between matches, so you can rest your body if needed.

Dark Eclipse is designed to be a competitive game. Like all great MOBAs before it, we are looking forward to seeing skilled players battle opponents who match their skill level, eventually filtering out the top players so we can all watch their godlike gameplay. For that, we will have rank mode in Season 1.

If you are just looking to have some fun, you should know that at first nobody will know the game enough to compete in rank mode, so the launch period will be like “season zero.” So relax, have fun, and enjoy the casual mode at launch.

There are tutorials and a practice mode in Dark Eclipse. We will have a mode for player vs A.I. bots, so you can practice until you are comfortable to play with other live users. There will be rewards as you gain more experience. Rewards you earn will carry forward regardless of solo, casual mode or rank mode.

While traditional MOBA usually requires rapid control of the keyboard and mouse (or touchscreen), in VR, players have motion controllers which allow analog movement input. In Dark Eclipse, you can play with one or two PlayStation Move controllers, or with a DualShock 4, or a combination of both.

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We have a range of over twenty characters planned for the game at launch, split between human-like characters called Heroes and monster-like characters called Dominators.

When we started playtesting Dark Eclipse in VR, we experimented with having one player controlling up to five characters. We eventually settled down to three controllable characters (leaders) per player because it felt good. The three controllable characters made leader composition an essential consideration, even you’re playing solo.

Because of the large combination of characters to choose from, we are aiming for Dark Eclipse to provide around a thousand hours of gameplay, with matches lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes each. Looking at the hours we’ve put into playtesting this game, this won’t be a difficult task. And it’s going to be fun.

What Lies Ahead

At launch we will focus on 1v1 gameplay, so winning or losing is entirely up to you. This will be the main focus until the competitive season starts. Later, we will move on to 2v2, and the dynamic of the game will start to require teamwork. Eventually, we want to reach 3v3 matches. We don’t want to jump into a situation where there are not enough players in-game at any given time, and we don’t want to have people waiting for a long time for a match.

In short, first claim victory with your own wit, then look forward to team gameplay in a major release after launch. We understand the excitement of a team-based dynamic — looking at MOBAs on mobile phones, it’s easy to get games with five players on each team. But is that the answer for VR MOBA? We are taking steps to find out. The multiplayer online battle experience we want doesn’t necessarily mean 5v5, especially when one player controls three characters. We will keep iterating and evolve the game.

Finally, it wouldn’t be eSports if there are no spectators. For that, we have been prototyping a spectator mode, which will be released in an update after launch.

(Editors Opinion: I’m not much of a fan of MOBA’s however I do like spectating them, Just not playing them unfortunately. However I truly appreciate the innovation that this title brings with combining the MOBA genre with VR elements and the art style for this title is amazing. Fans of VR and MOBA games should find this game to be very interesting and hopefully fun as well. And Though I am not into MOBA games, I will give this a try at PSX [if the line isn’t too long]. Either way this title looks great and ambitious as ever!)

What do you think? Are you interested in this upcoming VR MOBA? Do you think this is a good mix? We’d love to hear you guys and gals thoughts. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation

Gang Beasts launching in December on PS4

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Gang Beast is a game that has been anticipated for a while since it’s initial reveal at the first official PSX event in 2014. (Wow have quickly time flies!) Since it’s reveal many were anticipating the game’s release as many looked at the title as a fun party game that had a wacky but adult party like edge to it. Well wait no longer as it has been reported via the PS Blog that the game will be released on the PS4 this coming December 12th. More details were revealed as you can view the trailer and read below:

Gang Beasts will launch with a whole glut of customization options, and with several new modes, including clumsy-yet-brutal 2 vs. 2 soccer matches, and a cooperative mode where up to 4 players battle against waves of thugs.

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Settle all your holiday arguments with a trip to Beef City, where harmless, brutal, violence is fun for all the family! Gang Beasts is heading to your neighborhood on December 12th.

Also it should be noted if you are heading to this year’s PlayStation Experience, Gang Beasts brawls will available on the show floor as well as a tournament event will be available at the Double Fine Booth! But what do you think are you interested in this game. If you are coming to PSX is this one of the games you are looking out for? Comment below let us know. For more news like this  make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.