Star Ocean The Last Hope Remastered Heading to PS4 Consoles

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JRPG’s fans rejoice Square-Enix has revealed that Star Ocean: The Last Hope will be heading to PS4 and PC digitally Nov 28th in Japan. As of now there is no word on when this will hit the U.S. PSN but you can expect this to release soon in 2018 at best. With the release of this info here’s what PlayStation Users can expect with this remaster release:

PlayStation 4 Version

  • Resolution: From 720p on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 –> PlayStation 4 Pro: Maximum 4K / PlayStation 4: Full HD

  • Functionality to change image settings (shadow and blur settings, etc.)

  • Trophy support

  • Share button support

Editors Opinion: If you’ve been a bit disappointed with the recent iteration of star ocean. This may be the title you’ve been looking for depending on your taste. I know for me personally this was of the star ocean games that took me a bit of a while to progress in but the grind was worthwhile. Star Ocean is one of my most adored franchised that I was introduced to in my early PlayStation days. (Thanks my best friend John S. for that)

With that being said what do you think of this news are you interested in playing this Star Ocean Title? Have you play any of the other star ocean games or will this be your first Star Ocean game. 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.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced to release January 16th

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In one of the worse kept secrets among the FGC Sony has finally revealed that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be releasing January 16th 2018. As reported via the PlayStation blog and official Capcom site. It has been revealed that the much anticipated and requested feature Arcade mode will finally be included for all users of Street Fighter V. Included with this news is that all characters will be available for free once Street Fighter: AE is released. Capcom has stated “Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will come with all 28 characters, which includes those from Season 1 and Season 2”  and they still have one more character that they will be announcing very soon.

  • All characters will receive a second V-Trigger you can choose prior to matches starting

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  • All Season 1 and 2 Characters will be released for free for all SFV users.

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  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will sport a newly revamped UI for a fresh new Look and feel.

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  • All New Modes will be included as well such as Arcade ModeBonus Stages Galleries and Extra Battle Mode.

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More news will be released in the near future (PSX/Capcom Cup Finals, or PGW) here’s what capcom had to say in closing per the PS Blog.

As we promised in the past, the initial purchase of Street Fighter V is still the only one that you’ll need as the new gameplay-related content in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be part of a free in-game update for current players once it releases! That means if you currently play Street Fighter V, you won’t need to purchase anything else to get Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, etc. – you’ll just need to download the update! For those who don’t currently have Street Fighter V, you’ll be able to purchase Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for $39.99, which will include everything we’ve mentioned above. We wanted to make sure there’s something to celebrate for both current and new players alike.

Editors Opinion: As a fan and lover of the Street Fighter Series this is good news and I hope that it can refresh and ignite a general interest in fans of the series and the FGC community. As many competitive Fighters are on the Rise (Dragon Ball Fighterz, Blazeblue Tag Battle etc.) Capcom has to remind the world the reason why street fighter has lasted for so many years (30 to be exact) and rekindle that competitive edge. Let’s see if this gives them that edge they so desperately need.

But enough of my thoughts what do you think of this news. Does this interest you to make time and the effort of purchasing the long respected fighter again or for the first time this gen? As you know with this news you can expect “The Online Arcade to have many more Tournament with this great news. With that being said comment below and let us know your thoughts. For more news make sure to keep it locked here at Whats Up PlayStation.

Dissidia Final Fantasy PS4 release date announced with Special Editions detailed

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In case you may have missed it, during E3 2017 Square-Enix announced Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT exclusively for the PS4.

This has been a long awaited title as it has previously, until this gen. Primarily a PSP exclusive title. Which has always been critically acclaimed as a great title to have in the collection by the way. Fast forward to 2015 this title has been on the radar for many PlayStation fans as it has been in mainly arcades across the pond in Tokyo, Japan arcades. This title has been teased at trade events such as Tokyo game show and more. And since been mostly played in arcades across Japan since. But in January 2018 that changes as details about this title’s release have finally been revealed as well prices for various editions of this title. Here are the details below:

The game will launch in North America on January 30th, 2018 exclusively for PS4.

With the release date, we also get the announcement of a few special editions:

The Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be exclusive to the Square Enix store, will cost $189.99, and it will include the following:

  • Warrior of Light bust figure (8.25” tall)
  • Official soundtrack with 15 tracks selected from the DISSIDIA series and newly recorded music
  • 80-page hardback artbook
  • Season Pass that gives access to six new playable characters and content post launch
  • SteelBook™ case unique to the “UCE”
  • Collector’s Box featuring legendary FINAL FANTASY characters

Two digital editions have also been announced, the Digital Day One Edition will include a Nameless Warrior DLC and a mini soundtrack. The Digital Deluxe Edition will come with the same, plus the Season Pass.

The Season Pass includes six additional playable characters, two color variations, and two additional weapons for each.

The Steelbook Brawler Edition will be awarded to those who pre-order at participating retailers at no additional cost. For the price of the standard edition ($59.99), you’ll also get one of three SteelBook designs selected at random.

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For those who are have played the previous iterations of the Dissidia series should rest assured that an entirely new story mode is also being introduced for Dissidia NT. So expect a fresh and new single player experience for the upcoming title. With that being said  check out the cool new box art for the steelbook version of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT:

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But let us know, what do you think? Will you be picking up this title? Have you played the Dissida series before? Comment below let us know. For more news make sure to check us out here at What’s Up PlayStation .

 

PlayStation Experience Returns to Anaheim, CA on December 9th

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As many of you may know December is usually a time of holiday cheer, festivities and a great time of gathering with many of our loved ones. Well it comes to no surprise that this also includes gamers alike as we once again are invited to visit our PlayStation family for 2017’s PlayStation Experience. As Sony has once again announced that PlayStation Experience will once again be held in Anaheim, CA of December 9th through 10th.  If you’re anything like myself and the What’s Up PlayStation Team you know it’s best to get on this event as soon as you can. As reported via the PlayStation blog here are the latest details below:

PlayStation Experience 2017 returns to Anaheim, California this December 9 and 10! Early bird tickets are available right now, and supplies are limited.

PlayStation Experience is a truly magical time of year, and this year thousands of fans will descend on the lovely Anaheim Convention Center to experience the latest and greatest in PlayStation gaming. That includes hands-on time with PS4 Pro on huge, gorgeous Sony 4K HDR TVs, dozens of PlayStation VR demos, game developer panels, rare merchandise and collectibles, and a whole lot more.

This is a great opportunity to get your hands on the latest and upcoming games that haven’t been release to the public. As well as a great opportunity to meet many of your favorite devs and gaming personalities. Not to mention us here at the What’s Up PlayStation camp! Once again you can prepare registration now as stated via the PS blog’s above quote. Also as a bonus it should be noted that the capcom pro tour finals will be that weekend as well. It’s totally a great event to behold if you’re able to make it down for PSX. Which is also via the PS Blog:

Capcom Cup 2017

In other news: Capcom Cup 2017 is joining forces with PlayStation Experience again this year! At PS Experience, a special tournament stage will be dedicated to the highest-level Street Fighter V competition in the world, with matches taking place all day on Sunday, culminating in the Grand Finals event on Sunday evening. Watch the top qualifying players from the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour battle their way for more than $250,000 in prizing and the chance to be crowned the 2017 Street Fighter V World Champion. More details on Capcom Cup 2017 will be shared later.

Quick details for PSX are listed below:

PlayStation Experience 2017 At A Glance

Where
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

When
Friday, December 8, 2017, Time TBA
Limited Availability. Access available with Early Bird Ticket

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Prices
Two-Day Early Bird Ticket + Special Event: $65
Early bird tickets are limited and available while supplies last.

Regular Two-Day Ticket: $75

Get tickets here: http://playstation.com/experience-tickets
Note: We highly recommend you register with your PSN ID when purchasing tickets.

Must be 18 or older to attend. No babies. No Children. No Exceptions.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll have lots more to share about the publishers, developers, games, and activities you can expect at this year’s show.

What do you think? Will you be attending this years PSX in Anaheim,CA ? What games are you looking forward to seeing. Any devs or announcements are you looking to hear?  Comment below and let us know. Always make sure to check back with us and add us to your bookmarks here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Final Fantasy XV MP Closed beta Expansion “Comrades” coming next week

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If you’ve been holding out for the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer expansion fret no longer. Because it’s heading out to PS4 season pass owners next week via a closed beta. It’s been previously mentioned that you would be able to play with friends in many of the active time battle reports that Hajime Tabata holds, where in speaks on improvements on the FFXV early pre-release/release days. With that being said there are still further details that need to be announced but according to the Square Enix press release here’s a list of the changes coming below:

This closed online test is an exclusive preview that allows you to experience select elements of the upcoming multiplayer expansion. Take your custom avatar on multiplayer quests with up to three other players. Noctis and his friends will also be made playable at a later date.

TEST VERSION FULL VERSION
Requirements Requires purchase of Season Pass and a subscription to PlayStation®Plus membership. Requires FINAL FANTASY XV and purchase of either MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES or Season Pass. Also requires a subscription to PlayStation®Plus subscription.
Available Available August 3 to August 8, 2017 (projected) Availability TBD *Details Forthcoming
Playable Characters Create, control, and save up to eight avatars. Develop avatars using experience gained from defeating enemies and completing quests. Updates will allow you to also play as Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis.
Avatars Customize avatars with elements limited to the test version. Unlock customization elements with item purchases at outposts and quest rewards. Updates will add even more elements.
Outposts Begin at test version base camp and play through a custom tutorial. Experience a city with much more than the test version base camp.*Details Forthcoming
Weapons Choose from katana, club, dagger, and shuriken weapons. Attack patterns vary from those of Noctis. Enjoy an expanded arsenal featuring polearm, crossbow, and shield weapons as well, which also feature different attack patterns. Weapons come with preset abilities and experience points, and can be leveled up by meeting certain conditions.*Details Forthcoming
Royal Sigils Invoke the powers of sovereigns for your avatar with this new feature. Equip one of four default royal sigils in the test version. Collect and equip royal sigils as you progress. The wide array of enhancements provided by the royal sigils will play a key role in cooperative multiplayer combat.*Details Forthcoming
Quests Choose from one of three quests, with up to three legs to each quest. All players will be matched online in the test version. Explore quests with storylines as well as singleplayer quests. Join up to three other players online with a subscription to PlayStation®Plus or an Xbox Live Gold membership, or fight alongside three AI companions.
Meals Retrieve one ingredient per person per quest, and have the camp cook prepare a meal afterward. Encounter more cooks and enjoy a wider range of meal-based boosts.
Meteorshards Receive meteorshards as quest rewards. Meteorshards cannot be used in the test version. Gather meteorshards during quests to expand the scope of available activities or to unlock new quests.*Details Forthcoming
Added Features Interact with other players using preset chat messages. Also supports voice chat. Enjoy these additional features:

  • Make Camps for Meetups with Friends
  • Expand/Customize Preset Chat Messages
  • Receive Quest Report Cards
  • Take New Photographs, and more!

*Details Forthcoming

What do you think of the MP closed beta implementation? Does this lure you back to the gave if you currently own it? Does this make you want to purchase the game due to a lack of  an MP on it’s initial release? What changes would you like to see implemented in the FFXV title now that it has multiplayer content being added?  This is a first for a standlone FFXV title to have an MP later added. The closed beta begins  August 3rd to August 8th.  Check out a few images below and let us know  what you think. For more news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at what’s up PlayStation.

Street Fighter V: Abigail Reveal Trailer

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During EVO 2017 at Street Fighter V top 8, Capcom finally revealed their next SFV season 2 DLC character. Abigail is the biggest man in Metro City will be available on July 25th and has bulked up since his Final Fight days. Abigail is eight feet tall, making him the largest character in SFV.  He isn’t just a command grab character as most would probably assume. He brings with him plenty of tools and a special called Nitro Charge run. Which is cancel-able and can lead into multiple follow-ups like his stiff punch, cumbersome overhead, command grabs or V-Skill. abigail sfv

What does Abigail have to offer in Street Fighter V?

V-Skill: HungabeeV-SkillAbigail thrusts his size-able belly forwards (either high or low) countering the opponent’s attack and setting himself up for a combo opportunity.

V-Trigger: Max PowerV-TriggerAfter popping his two-bar V-Trigger, Abigail can charge up his four different heavy punches for one hit of armor and extended juggles. A full charge will break the opponent’s guard.

Critical Art: Abigail SpecialCAAbigail slams his opponent with a downward open-palm strike that puts them into a daze. He then hoists them into the air, pummels them like a makeshift speed bag before launching a savage hook that shatters the screen.

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costume2costume1On July 25th alongside Abigail are his Story and Premium Battle costumes. He will come with his own personal stage, the Metro City Bay Area. If you take your fight to the distance on his stage, fans will get to witness the iconic sunrise from back in Abigail’s Final Fight days.metrocity

Season 2 Character Pass is available for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 and will currently give you access to Akuma, Kolin, Ed and Abigail with two more brand new characters later within the year. The season pass also comes with Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 and the default costume colors 3-10 for each character in SFV.Season passIn my Opinion: Abigail is definitely looking a like force not to be messed with. Though his size could be a gift and curse, making him susceptible to a lot attacks from all angles due to his large hit box. Or creating fear against the opposition with his large body and length for his normal’s and specials. I’m personally interested on getting my hands on Abigail. He’s not the type of character I would typically use in a Street Fighter game, but I just so see what type of mix-ups I can create after his Nitro Charge Run special. 

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Source: Capcom-Unity

New Paragon Hero Wraith Announce

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Epic Games just released a new trailer for “Wraith” the next hero for their free to play MOBA Paragon. Check out the trailer for Wraith and move set below.

We’d like to introduce you to the latest Hero. We call this elusive ranged attacker… Wraith. You’ll be able to play Wraith starting Tuesday, June 27. Get your first look at Wraith below.

Wraith (Intellect, Order) is a graduate of the special operations program Echelon, and was apprenticed to the only other graduate, Kallari. She specializes in assassination while he specializes in surveillance.  A recon specialist, Wraith uses high tech tools to gather intel on his targets and outmaneuver his enemies.

  • Knock, Knock! (RMB/R1) – A long-range scoped shot that penetrates geometry. Killing an enemy hero or minion with this ability will refund the mana cost over a short time and reduce the cooldown.
  • Who’s there? (Q/Square) –  Wraith launches a sonar ward that pings its location to reveal nearby enemy Heroes. No line-of-sight restrictions.
  • Back it up! (E/Circle) – Mark an enemy Hero to warp them back to where they were moments ago.
  • Surprise, Surprise! (R/Triangle) – Wraith sends himself and nearby allies into the Shadow Plane and grants a movement speed boost.

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Source: Epic Games

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Coming Exclusively to PS4 Early 2018

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It is a great pleasure to announce to the PlayStation Nation that Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be releasing exclusively for the PlayStation 4 early 2018. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will  be developed by Koei Tecmo highly praised Team Ninja, bringing over 20 playable Final Fantasy characters, with a compelling story, and deep customization for your Final Fantasy character. DISSIDIA FF NT

 

In partnership with Team Ninja from KOEI TECMO GAMES, Square Enix presents DISSIDIA® FINAL FANTASY® NT as a new and refreshing experience – a team-based brawler.

Combining seamless gameplay, FINAL FANTASY characters and breathtaking worlds from the past 30 years of the franchise, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT welcomes all gamers to the online battle arena with its renowned bravery combat system.

DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT allows you to choose from over 20 legendary FINAL FANTASY characters and battle in a 3-versus-3 arena. Each match will allow the player to call forth familiar summons like Ifrit, Shiva and Odin to dominate the opposing side or to turn the tide of the battle. This is not your average fighter – this is your fantasy, your fight.

Enter the arena in early 2018.

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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.