Dragon Ball FighterZ Closed Beta Delayed Until September

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Bandai Namco announced that the closed beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ has been delayed officially beginning September 16th-18th. The closed beta sign-up date has also been moved, with the new date to August 22nd, instead of the original July 26th date. Dragon Ball FighterZ is expected to released on the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One in early 2018.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. would like to thank all its fans for their tremendous support for DRAGON BALL FighterZ. We recently announced at EVO 2017 that the closed beta sign-ups for DRAGON BALL FighterZ would begin on July 26, 2017; due to the volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this announcement, we have decided to expand the capacity of the closed beta in an effort to enable more players to participate in the program. 

We are also working to bolster our background systems to ensure that the closed beta registration and selection process can accept the volume of anticipated sign-ups. 

However, these efforts will necessitate a slight delay for the closed beta sign-up date, which will move to August 22, 2017 with the official start of the DRAGON BALL FighterZ Closed Beta officially commencing from September 16 -18. We would like to thank all of our fans for their patience and understanding; we look forward to sharing more news about the DRAGON BALL FighterZ Closed Beta program soon. Thank you.

The close beta will have nine playable characters, with newly introduced Piccolo, and Krillin joining Goku, Vegeta, Teen Gohan, Majin Buu, Freeza, Cell, and Trunks.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Piccolo’s character explanation: Piccolo is considered to be one of the most technical characters with his expandable arm to grab his opponents. He has various ways to break the opponent’s guard and he can also fire fast and powerful beams. Players can charge up for a stronger attack by long-pressing the button. To create a huge blow, Piccolo can use his ability to release Ki blast from afar or for an effective strike, players can even connect it with a combo move!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Krillin character explanation: Krillin doesn’t have that much reach and power but easily compensates with several different techniques such as the Kamehameha to fight a long-range game. He can also skillfully confuse his opponents by leaving an image of himself before turning into an attack. Furthermore, players have the choice to use the famous Senzu Bean. Fans will also be delighted to know that his signature and blockable attack is also included in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

For more PlayStation related gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”

Gravity Rush 2 Delayed Until January 2017

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

The PlayStation 4 will be affected by yet another delay from a Sony first party studio this year. The Game Director Keiichiro Toyama went to the PlayStation Blog to announce Gravity Rush 2’s recent delay, moving the title to it’s new release date to January 20, 2017. For those that were eagerly waiting for Gravity Rush 2 this year, you will have to wait just a little but longer. This makes Gravity Rush 2, Gran Turismo Sport, and The Last Guardian all get hit with delays this year. Out of the three delays The Last Guardian was the only game to remain with the 2016 year.

Here is what was said:

“Gravity Rush 2 is the conclusion of Kat’s journey, so we want players to have enough time to dive deep into her story. In addition, as a lot of work went into online features that allow for asynchronous player interaction, we want as many people as possible playing the title at the same time. Thus, after careful deliberation, we have decided to change the release date. Gravity Rush 2 will now launch on January 20, 2017.”

“In exchange for the longer wait, we have decided to release the premium DLC planned for the title free of charge. This additional story will take place in the world of Gravity Rush 2 and we think fans will have a lot of fun playing through it.”

Despite the bad news there is a silver lining when it comes to this delay for PlayStation 4 owners or Gravity Rush fans in general. Due to the longer wait time for this game, they have decided to release the premium DLC planned for the game free of change. Which is a very nice and considerable gesture in my opinion.

What are your thoughts on this recent delay on yet another first party title? Will you be picking the second iteration of Gravity Rush up next year? Let us know in the comments below.

For more gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Source: PlayStation Blog

Gran Turismo Sport Delayed Until 2017

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

With another year comes another major PlayStation game being delayed. Yesterday morning, Kazunori Yamauchi went to the PlayStation Blog to announce, that Gran Turismo Sport has been officially delayed until 2017. Upon announcing this delay there was no release window given for the 2017 push.

“As we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way. While we cannot confirm a new release date at this time, we are more committed than ever to making GT Sport the best Gran Turismo game to date.”

“GT Sport will continue to be shown at several gaming events around the world. I hope everyone has the opportunity to experience first-hand the yet-to-be revealed cutting edge experiences that will be achieved by GT Sport.”

Gran Turismo Sport Trailer:

In my opinion: Though I understand the reason’s for a game being delayed. I feel this delay will end up as a huge opportunity missed for PlayStation. GT Sport was by far PlayStation’s biggest game releasing this holiday season, with a lot of racing fans looking forward to it. With the Xbox One having Forza Horizon 3 releasing in September, they now will have no direct competition for the racing genre. Hopefully GT Sport wouldn’t lose it’s enthusiasm from fans looking for a new racing game from PlayStation.

For more gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Source: PlayStation Blog


Final Fantasy XV Officially Delayed

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

final fantasy XV

It appears that all the rumors relating to a possible Final Fantasy XV delay, turned out to be true. Final Fantasy XV has now been confirmed by Square Enix, to now being released two months later on November 29th, 2016.

According to Director Hajime Tabata, the reasons for the delay it will give them more time for an update. Which was going to be used as a “day-one patch”. He also stated it will also be used to “conduct quality testing” and add “further polish” towards the game..

My opinion: This is a huge missed opportunity by Square Enix. September 30th was a great date for the Final Fantasy XV. Giving the game some ample time to be played, before the huge holiday onslaught of other beloved titles. The original release potentially had the chance to bring those who are weary on a new Final Fantasy installment, a possible purchase of the game.

What are your thoughts on the Final Fantasy XV delay? Let us know in the comment section below.

For more gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Source: Engadget



Ibuki Delayed Until June

According to the Official Street Fighter 5 twitter page. Street Fighter 5 newest announced DLC character has been pushed to the end of June. Ibuki is now scheduled to release with Street Fighter 5’s huge June update, which includes the Story Mode.

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 8.16.03 PM

Capcom apologizes for this “unforeseen delay” assuring Street Fighter 5 fans, that they will work better on communicating information that pertains to SF5 future content. What are your thoughts, on this recent news on Ibuki’s delay?

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 8.22.04 PM

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 8.23.00 PM

Source: Twitter