Star Ocean: The Last Hope Remastered US Release Date revealed

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It has recently been revealed today via Square Enix, that the release date for Star Ocean: The Last Hope (AKA Star Ocean 4) will release in tandem with it’s Japanese date slated for November 28th. PS Plus users will be able to take advantage of a 10% discount making the game available for purchase at $20.99 USD but only for a limited time as this 10% off PS Plus deal is only available until December 12th. Also available now if you haven’t heard Star Ocean: Til the end of time. Is currently available in the PS Store as a PS2 classic for $20.99. So if you’re looking for your full fix of the Star Ocean experience PlayStation is where you need to be.

Editors Opinion: This is a great move as stated in one of our previous articles. I honestly speculated that this would be available for purchase in 2018. I’m happy to see that I was wrong very wrong. As I am looking forward to purchasing this game. As I haven’t finished a Star Ocean Game since PS2. Although I love the franchise the recent official PS4 iteration failed to keep me engaged. Although I enjoy the fighting system very much so. At any rate this is a great move and hopefully from the engagement and reception of these HD remakes it will push for Square Enix and Tri-Ace to move forward with a more immersive and satisfying story for the Star Ocean Series.

What do you think are you interested in this purchase now that it’s set to coincide with it’s Japanese release date? Are you excited or unphased by this announcement. Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.



2D Hack and Slash Indie title ICEY releases tomorrow

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If you’re big on the trophy hunting scene this title known as _ICEY_ may more than likely be a familiar name you’ve heard in regards to being a quick and easy platinum trophy run. But to those who may not be as involved in such matters may not have ever heard of this game before at all. However that will hopefully change as of tomorrow. Chinese developer Mark Xiao took to the PS Blog, to reveal that his long awaited title _ICEY_ would be coming state side to North America and to the EU via the respective regions PS Stores. Here’s what he had to say below:

About Icey

It’s up to you, really. Do you prefer to see through Icey’s eyes and act as she would? Or do you prefer to remain “yourself” and see the world through your own eyes? Only you can decide what the real story is.

Hack and Slash

There are plenty of combo attacks to tie together during battle in Icey.

Once enemies are sufficiently weakened, you’ll be able to dispatch them quickly in a flurry of slashes.

Absorb energy released from kill shots to then release a massive attack which damages all enemies within view.

Combine all of these together to build up devastating combos.

Resist the Narrator and Find Your Own Path

It’s possible to play Icey as a simple action game, but if you want to discover the real story behind Icey you need to realize that the narrator can be directly disobeyed.

For example, the narrator will tell you to activate a bridge.

Of course, you don’t have to listen.

Resist these instructions enough times, and the narrator will prevent your progress and even teach you how to play the game.

Resist further, and the narrator will create a “temporary” zone for you.

And, of course, try to force you to finally follow the arrow.

Feel free to once again disobey these commands.

Only by annoying the narrator throughout Icey will players be able to uncover some semblance of the truth about the game world.

Also make sure to check out the trailer below:

Icey is definitely an experience worth a look and could prove to be a ton of fun for those who are into hack and slash titles. But don’t take our word for check it out for yourselves. With that being said let us know what do you think. Are you interested in the title? Have you heard of this game prior to today? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at Whats up PlayStation.

Here’s your PS Plus: Free Games for July 2017

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The Summer itself is a great time for gamers to try their best to catch up on their backlog of the holidays and or complete the usual start of the year AAA games. In the case of the month of July it seems to make that backlog a bit more extensive if you weren’t able to pick up this sleeper title back upon it’s first release. So with that being said let’s get the PS Plus selection. As reported via the PS Blog:

The free PlayStation Plus games for July are Until Dawn and Game of Thrones.

Until Dawn is a PlayStation exclusive survival horror adventure where eight friends are trapped together on a remote mountain retreat, and they aren’t alone. You can play as each of the eight characters and experience fear like never before, where every decision you make could mean the difference between life and death!

Next up, we have Telltale’s Game of Thrones series. You’ll get all six episodes, which follows the family of House Forrester as they survive (Or don’t?) the War of the Five Kings. Winter is Coming, and this is a great way to beat the summer heat.

Full Lineup

  • Until Dawn, PS4
  • Game of Thrones, PS4
  • Tokyo Jungle, PS3
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection, PS3
  • Element4l, PS Vita
  • Don’t Die, Mr. Robot, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

Additionally, from July 4 through October 24 all PlayStation Plus members can get That’s You in celebration of PlayLink’s launch .

What do you think of July’s PlayStation plus titles. Are you interested in the titles or are you waiting for something a bit more down the line. Comment below and let us know. For more news and all things PlayStation Plus related make sure to check back with here at What’s Up PlayStation.

PS Plus June 2017 Free Games

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PlayStation 4 owners are in for a treat this month with Killing Floor 2 and Life is Strange being offered for free with a PS Plus membership. Both games will be available for download on June 6th from the PS Store. Your PS4 requires a PS Plus subscription to play most games online, but your membership also includes early access to upcoming games, beta trails, discounts on the PS Store, and 10 GB of online storage space.

Life is StrangeLife is Strange features a 5 part episodic journey that follows Max Caulfied, a high school girl that discovers she has the ability to rewind time. With such a great power comes with a catch. Changing the past can vastly effect the future.

Killing Floor 2Killing Floor 2 is a first-person co-op shooter from Tripwire Interactive, where players can come together online to killing hordes of zombies called Zed. Try to get as many head shots as possible, head shots will grant players a few seconds where all actions for your team are slowed down, this is called “Zed Time“.  For those who own a PS4 Pro here are Killing Floor 2 Pro enhanced features:

• 1800p checkboard rendering on 4K TV (3200×1800) optimized for 4K TVs
• Effectively supersampling and increased fps on HDTV
• Using additional memory to increased texture resolution to “Ultra Textures”

June 2017 PS Plus Full lineup:

  • Killing Floor 2, PS4
  • Life is Strange, PS4
  • Abyss Odyssey, PS3
  • WRC 5: World Rally Championship, PS3
  • Neon Chrome, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
  • Spy Chameleon, PS Vita (crossbuy on PS4)

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Source: PlayStation Blog


Drawn To Death is Free This April for PS Plus Members

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Earlier today, David Jaffe took to the PlayStation Blog to announce that on April 4th Drawn To Death will be free for all PS Plus members in April 2017. If you’re not a PS Plus member expect to pay $19.99 for the PS4 arena based third person shooter. Drawn To Death is an all out 4v4 battle within a high-school teenager’s notebook. Being free for PS Plus member wasn’t the only thing he wanted to announce, but he also introduce some cool new features that will be included within the game at launch.


Sphinx Missions: Wake the mysterious Sphinx and see if you can solve her eight battle-focused riddles. For every riddle solved, a new weapon — or a new level — will be rewarded!

Character-centric Missions: Besides levelling up characters, players will also have the opportunity to work through 15 action-packed missions per each of the six launch characters. Earn costumes and rare Taunts as you work your way through your favorite characters. Master all of the character missions and you may come face to face with the Volcano God!

Mystery Boxes: Who doesn’t love Mystery Boxes?! The Drawn To Death Mystery Boxes are filled to the brim with amazing character taunts and insanely creative character skins. Get a free Mystery Box just by playing three matches online and then earn Mystery Boxes for every 150 kills you execute on the battlefield!

Climb the Tower: The Drawn To Death launch tower is based on the theme Dark Fairy Tales, and if you play in ranked mode, you’ll have a chance to reach the tower’s top, earning insane stickers for every floor you reach!

Insane Mystery Special Offer: I’m not at liberty to go into detail or spoil the surprise but let me just say this: “Destroy my enemies and my life… is yours!”


Are you interested in Drawn To Death? Let us know in the comments below. Check out What’s Up PlayStation interview with David Jaffe speaking on Drawn To Death.

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Source: PlayStation Blog


PS Plus: Free Games For January 2017

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We’re entering a new year which means a new set of games for Plus members. January 2017 games of the month are Day of the Tentacle Remastered and This War of Mine: The Little Ones.

Day of the Tentacle Remastered is a mind-bending, time traveling, puzzle adventure in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world. The remastered released on March 22, 2016 for PlayStation 4.

This War of Mine: The Little Ones you play as a group of civilians trying to survive during a war. This intense survival game will have you making life and death choices for the sake of survival!

Full lineup:

  • Day of The Tentacle Remastered, PS4 (Cross buy on PS Vita)
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones, PS4
  • Blazerush, PS3
  • The Swindle, PS3 (Cross Buy on PS4 and PS Vita)
  • Azkend 2, PS Vita
  • Titan Souls, PS Vita (Cross Buy on PS4)

What do you all think of the free games of the month for January 2017? Are you interested in playing them or would like to see more games possibly to your taste? Comment below let us know!

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Source: PlayStation Blog


What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Welcome to another episode of The Council-Podcast. We are a conversational podcast where we speak about the games we are playing throughout the week, on gaming new that happened during the week, and set topics where we save until later on during the show. Tonight’s cast consist of two special guest. The first guest is a prominent upcoming Youtuber- Puertorock 77. Joining him is a long time friend of mine and a Square Enix enthusiast- MrBiggz. So sit back, relax, but most importantly enjoy the podcast.


  1. PS Plus vs Games With Gold- November 2016 games
  2. The Last Guardian, Watch Dogs 2, and Final Fantasy XV has gone Gold
  3. Old School Gaming
  4. Resident Evil 7, Thumper, and Battlezone getting PS4 Pro support/PS4 Pro Talk
  5. Street Fighter V sales are weak!
  6. MLB The Show 17/ Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 announcements/PS4 exclusive
  7. PSVR selling remarkable well/ Gamestop restocks for the Holiday
  8. PS Vue expands


  1. Night of the Woods arrives January 10th, 2017
  2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Download size revealed


  1. Has the momentum ever left with PlayStation? and 2017 games for PS4


Here are Your Free PS Plus Games for November 2016

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It’s that time of the month where PlayStation announces the free PlayStation Plus Games we’re set to receive for the upcoming month. This month’s offering contains thrills and mystery from indie developer “The Chinese Room”. Everyone’s Gone To Rapture will now be available to add to your library of PlayStation Plus Free games. Here’s the full rundown via the PS Blog Below:

First up this month we have Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. The talented developers at The Chinese Room bring us the spiritual successor to Dear Esther. Set in a small, deserted English town, players search for clues to uncover what happened to all of its missing inhabitants. This is a beautiful game with an incredible soundtrack that we hope you enjoy.

Next up is The Deadly Tower of Monsters. Have you ever wanted to play through your favorite sci-fi B-movie? Of course you have! That’s exactly what Atlus and ACE team have made with this game. Add in a clever director’s commentary and there’s a lot to enjoy about revisiting this cooky cult classic.


Full lineup:

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, PS4
  • The Deadly Tower of Monsters, PS4
  • Dirt 3, PS3
  • Costume Quest 2, PS3
  • Letter Quest Remastered, PS Vita (Cross buy with PS4)
  • Pumped BMX+, PS Vita (Cross buy with PS4 and PS3)

We’ll see you in the comments section. Enjoy.

What do you all think of the free games of the month for November 2016? Are you interested in playing them or would like to see more games possibly to your taste? Comment below let us know! For more PlayStation related news make sure to check back here at .

5 Predictions for the PlayStation Meeting

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With the PlayStation Meeting announced and only a few weeks away. It left me thinking about what’s going to be said or revealed at this event. So many rumors, leaks, and questions are leading up to this PlayStation Meeting, however I want to give the PlayStation Nation 5 predictions on the possibilities that might occur during this event.


Without any further ado, here is my 5 predictions that will take place during the PlayStation Meeting.



1. PlayStation Slim/PlayStation Neo revealed

  • With the PlayStation 4 (PS4) Slim being leaked recently, I can guarantee it will be shown at the PlayStation meeting. Sony will probably announce two different SKU’s. A 500 GB version and a 1 TB version. I do believe the PS4 Slim will replace the original PS4 as the entry level current PlayStation console.
  • However, what about the PS Neo?  Which is the creme de la creme of the event. The PS Neo announcement will have a price and/or a released date. Sony has to be very clear on the messaging of this console, trying their best not to confuse gamers on the principles of this device are.

2. The introduction of the new DualShock 4 controllers

  • There has been some leaked pics of a new DualShock 4 packaged with the PS4 Slim. Now there is a piece of the light bar on top of the touchpad, which I think is smart because with the light bar there to give players indication on which controller they are using or immersion in games to let you know how your health is situated. Actually seeing that light bar in front of you will further add to that.
  • I also feel there will be a new Elite DualShock 4 of some sort, for the more pro-gamer. There have been patent leaks on this controller already circling around the internet, and Sony is yet to unveil it. Will we see it at the PlayStation Meeting? I surely think so.

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3. A proper explanation of a PS Plus price hike/Sales

  • In recent news Sony increased the PS Plus subscription, but never gave a proper reason on why they did it. I feel they should outright say why there was a 10-dollar increase, and give PlayStation fans better incentives on why they should pay the extra money.
  • I think we will see an update on how the PS4 is doing when it comes to sales, how many units they have sold to consumers and what are the current PS Plus activities are looking like.


4. Game(s) Announcement and VR

  • Rumors state that RockStar will be at this PlayStation Meeting, and will show the heavily anticipated next iteration to Red Dead franchise. A lot of people would call this rumor/prediction a bit far-fetched, but I hope it really comes true.
  • One game wouldn’t be enough to be shown at a PlayStation conference, right guys? We will see an exclusive PS4 game from a first party studio.
  • There will also be game demos been shown for the PS Neo. So I expect to see Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone, or God of War shown running on Neo.
  • Talks on PSVR benefits on PS Neo. Short but sweet demo of Dreams
  • Surprise surprise a Shenmue gameplay reveal.


5. PlayStation Experience Announcement

  • If we were to go by last year’s announcement, which took place on August 14th. Sony is about a week late on announcing the PlayStation Experience for 2016. I wonder what is the reason for this delay? Hopefully we will find out during the PlayStation Meeting.

So there you have it my 5 predictions on what I think will be said or announced at the PlayStation Meeting. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

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