PlayStation VR DOOM VFR Bundle Coming in December! And Skyrim Bundle this November!

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PlayStation is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to PSVR support as announced today via the PS Blog that in December PlayStation in partnership with Bethesda will officially release a bundle for the new Doom VFR and November A PS VR Skyrim Bundle is set to release which is detailed below:

The Doom VFR and Skyrim VR release date is closing in and we’re excited to announce a new bundle that will vault you into the fast-paced, thrilling gameplay you love but as a totally new experience built for VR.

The PlayStation VR Doom VFR Bundle includes* the PlayStation VR system, PlayStation Camera, the updated PS VR Demo Disc and Doom VFR Blu-ray Disc.

The PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle includes the PS VR system, PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, and Skyrim VR — including the Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn add-ons. Also included is an updated PS VR Demo Disc that features demos from 13 PS VR titles

Doom VFR transports you to the UAC facility on Mars and the depths of Hell, as your skills are put to the test through intense combat. Set shortly after the demonic invasion on the UAC’s Martian research facility, you are the last known human survivor – until your death. Under a top-secret UAC operational contingency protocol, your consciousness is transferred to an artificial brain matrix. Your designated purpose: restore operational stability and use any means necessary to stop the onslaught of demons.

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The game can be played with either a DualShock 4 wirelress controller, PlayStation Move controllers, or the PlayStation VR Aim Controller to heighten your experience.

The PlayStation VR Doom VFR Bundle will arrive with the games release on December 1st across the U.S. and Canada for $399.99 USD (MSRP) / $499.99 CAD (MSRP).

In regards to Skyrim, this is the full length open-world game you have been waiting to experience in virtual reality. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s stellar reputation hardly needs an introduction, as the title has won more than 200 game of the year awards in its time. We simply can’t wait for PS4 gamers to experience it like never before. For those who are longtime fans of the game, Skyrim VR will transport you right into the game’s epic world. For those who have yet to play Skyrim, you are in for massive treat.

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The PlayStation VR Skyrim Bundle will launch alongside the game on November 17 in the U.S. for $449.99 USD and in Canada for $579.99 CAD. If you want to make sure you get your hands on one, pre-order your bundle starting today.

(Editors Opinion: Not really a fan of the Skyrim franchise however Doom on the Standard PS4 alone is pretty darn stellar and this news reminds me that I need to finish my platinum play-through of the game as it’s one of my enjoyable titles on my gaming bucket list. But besides that. I am also looking forward to trying this out on PSVR as my Playstation VR experience has been a bit limited to only a few plays as I have yet to purchase one myself. But I surely plan on doing so for a myriad of reasons. However I encourage many to give PSVR VR a try and Doom is an excellent introductory to the experience.)

What do you think of this these two bundles are you interested in playing these stellar titles in VR? What would like to see supported in VR next? 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.

Developer Pixelopus reveal new IP: Concrete Genie at Paris Games Week 2017

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If you know PlayStation then 1 thing is for certain is that we can always expect obscure and new titles are at the forefront of presentation for PlayStation games. Today at the PlayStation Paris Games Week media event PlayStation continues true to the description of such as they’ve taken such liberties to reveal and show off and reveal gameplay for this title as initially it came off as a beautifully designed title in a lush and colorful environment.

A rep from Pixelopus has stated that a lot of the gameplay in Concrete Genie is about having fun with paint. Using DualShock 4’s motion sensor, you can effortlessly create stunning landscapes that come to life and even make your own cast of unique creatures to hang out and play with.

 

Unfortunately, Ash has to contend with some bullies in the neighborhood, so the creatures in particular become really important to him: they’re the friends he wished he had in real life.

Concrete Genie is set in a small fishing town called Denska, which sadly at this point is practically abandoned. It has been heavily affected by pollution, but Ash discovers that his magic paint can cleanse the pollution from its streets and alleyways. Using the power of your brush to clean the walls is incredibly satisfying!

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The team has been on quite the journey since we made Entwined. We’re really happy with the response we got to that game (It’s been downloaded over 1 million times!) but at the beginning of this project we decided as a team that we wanted to make something more accessible. Combining that with a desire to be more ambitious we decided to switch to Unreal 4 as our engine, and we invested in developing a 3rd person action adventure – a genre that we all have a lot of passion and love for. We wanted to make sure that if we were going to put our hearts and souls into making a game designed to create an emotional connection with players that it can reach as many people as possible.

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There is so much more to share about Concrete Genie in the coming months, and I can’t wait to show everyone as much as we can as we head toward release in 2018.

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Source: PS Blog

PlayStation introduces the Mini Wired Pad for PS4

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Hori has announced the officially licensed Mini Wired Gamepad for PlayStation 4, designed with younger gamers in mind. The controller is 40% smaller than the DualShock 4 and is said to have a simple form factor with a flat design to make it easy to fit into smaller hands. Most importantly, the controller has a low price of $29.99 USD (MSRP) / $39.99 CAD (MSRP), making it a great purchase for companion play on games like Knack 2, Sonic Mania and more.

The Mini Wired Gamepad includes the expected functions to play most PS4 games while still providing a great gaming experience – that includes the right and left sticks, R1/L1/R2/L2 buttons, directional buttons, and action buttons. Certain touch pad inputs can be simulated via the left or right sticks.

The wired controller includes a 10ft cable, making for an easy plug-and-play experience. However the controller does not include some features of DualShock 4, including a touch pad, light bar, stereo headset jack, speaker, vibration, or motion sensing, it comes at a great value and helps open gaming to the whole family. You can check out more detailed information for the gamepad here.

The blue Mini Wired Gamepad launches across U.S. and Canada this holiday.

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Editors Opinion: As a father I’m definitely considering purchasing this for my daughters as they are a bit harder on controllers, more so than I would like to admit. This is a great value for me personally and though it lacks a bit of what most PS4 controllers have, it would provide a great introduction for younger kids with it being made for those with smaller hands. A Definite must by for parents.

What do you think of this controller? Is what you would expect and do you think it’s a great value for kids? 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.

PlayStation Reveals Two New Star Wars Battlefront II Bundles

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If you haven’t heard already it has been recently announced today that there are two new bundles on the way this holiday season.  With the release of Star Wars Battle front being a month away. PlayStation are celebrating the release of Star Battlefront II with the custom made Star Wars Battle Front PlayStation 4’s (PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro). And as expected PlayStation released a trailer today alongside this information to inform fans which you can see below:

 

The Limited Edition PS4 Pro bundle will hit shelves across the U.S. and Canada on November 14, 2017 for $449.99 USD (MSRP) / $549.99 CAD (MSRP). The Standard Edition will be available on November 17, 2017 for $299.99 USD (MSRP) / $379.99 CAD (MSRP). If you want to make sure you get your hands on one of these, pre-order your bundle starting today.

As you can see the bundle is custom made for PS4 Pro with a specially designed DualShock 4 controller. And the Standard (PS4 Slim as many call it) will include the game and a standard PS4 console.

But what do you think? Let us know your thoughts below on these two bundle announcements are you looking forward to Star Wars Battlefront II or are you seeking something else. Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

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.

 

Persona 5 Standard Edition Comes With A Little Extra

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It’s been almost 4 years since we’ve been introduced to the gaming goodness known as Persona 5. The 5th entry into the series has been highly anticipated among JRPG and PlayStation fans alike. Since it’s  2013 TGS reveal fans have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on this anticipated gem. Although our far-eastern PlayStation family have had their hands on the title since September 2016. Atlus seems to be willing to make good on the wait for the western fans by giving us something special even for those of you who haven’t pre-ordered the limited steel book edition and “Take Your Heart” collectors edition. But have no fear Atlus has you covered.  All standard editions will include a limited edition controller sticker. Which I personally think is really cool by the way.

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This will be included in limited amounts of the standard editions I presume. So make sure to check your local listings to get your hands on one of these limited controller skins as supplies may be limited. I must add these skins look pretty darn sweet. As of now word on if these skins are included in any other editions but this provides a nice little incentive for those who may be feeling left out or were unable to snag a steel book or collectors edition. Atlus has also included a tutorial video for those who may need a little bit of help on applying the skins to your Dual-Shock 4 controllers which you can check out the video below:

Persona 5 is only a few short weeks away and released April 4th. Are you interested in picking up this title? Or does this give you incentive, or motivation to purchase this upcoming game? Comment below and let us know. For this and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.