God Of War Releases to PS4 Consoles April 20th

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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)

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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

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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.

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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.

PlayStation Introduces Two New PS4 Bundles

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PlayStation recently revealed 2 new upcoming PS4 Bundles that may catch your eye, of which both boast a 1TB HDD and will be available soon.  1st of the two is the Monster Hunter: World Bundle which said to be the biggest game yet in the beloved series, which states on the PS Blog:

We’re ready to celebrate with an amazing new Limited Edition PS4 Pro Bundle available for $449.99 USD (MSRP) exclusively at GameStop on January 26. The Limited Edition Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro bundle will allow you to seek and slay ferocious beasts across a vast, ever-changing environment. Featuring a Limited Edition Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro console, DualShock 4 wireless controller, Blu-ray disc and digital content, there’s no better place to hone your skills and take part in the ultimate hunting experience. Use the terrain to your advantage, or be hindered by the hazards they present. The choice is yours in an all new open world adventure teeming with surprises and excitement. This bundle will be available in very limited quantities, so if you want to pick one up, check with your local GameStop for availability.

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Looking for the perfect PlayStation product to match these snowy winter months? Well look no further! The Glacier White PS4 Pro will be available for the first time as a standalone console, so look for it exclusively in GameStop stores at the end of this month for $399.99 USD (MSRP). In Canada, the Glacier White PS4 Pro will be available exclusively at EB Games for $499.99. CAD (MSRP) in the coming weeks.

What do you think of these two bundles? are you looking forward to them. Would you invest into either of these PS4 Pro Bundles? Are you looking forward to monster hunter? have you invested in a PS4 Pro? 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.

Horizon Zero Dawn: Frozen Wilds New Banuk Trailer & New Trophy Details

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Guerrilla Games has shared a bit of details in regards to the making of the minimal prominent group in the game known as The Banuk Tribe. As per the PS Blog GG divulged some details for the “behind the scenes trailer” and more. Make sure to read the info below:

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds was an opportunity to go back and delve into the culture of one of Horizon Zero Dawn’s most mysterious tribes. Although the Banuk didn’t feature prominently in the base game, the tribe’s rugged individuality, nomadic existence and harmonious relationship with natural and machine life set it apart them from all of the other tribes.

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The developers went to great lengths to create tribes that would feel believable and at home in the environments they inhabited, and the Banuk tribe was no exception. In the video interview above, Studio Art Director Jan-Bart van Beek, Narrative Director John Gonzalez, Lead Concept Artist Roland IJzermans and Lead Writer Ben McCaw talk about the development of the Banuk tribe, and the ways in which Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds builds on the foundations laid in Horizon Zero Dawn.

You’ll be able to explore the Cut and discover the unique culture of the Banuk tribe for yourself when Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds launches on November 7th.

The Trophies are broken down into 2 sections one of them being known as Feats Trophies,

HZD Feats

 

and the next being known as Quest Trophies, HZD Quest

It’s rumored that the game adds as much as 15 hours of gameplay. Which is considerably generous for 14.99 DLC.

(Editors Opinion: I wasn’t originally interested in coming back to the game of Horizon Zero Dawn. Especially with me being the self admitted Platinum trophy whore of the WUPS crew. I felt that since I acquired my well deserved platinum. That I wouldn’t have a need to return to the game. But being invested in the base game and having since seeing this trailer. I will 100% return to the game as I look forward to delving more into Horizon Zero Dawn’s evolving lore. And the added incentive of new trophies makes the deal sweeter however having since achieving the platinum. I’m not as worried to complete 100% of the trophies but it does provide a nice incentive to close the game of the my current completion percentage of the game.)

What do you think though comment below let us know your thoughts. For news like this and more make sure to keep us book marked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion Comrades Delayed

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Final Fantasy XV has spoken of how it’s planned to keep the marquee title alive and well beyond it’s single player DLC in the past and we’ve reported on the previous Multiplayer expansion details. This week it has been revealed in a press release via Final Fantasy XV’s Twitter that the multiplayer expansion was set to release at the end of this month on October 31st but since has been set to release a bit later. Here’s what they had to say below:

“Due to final adjustments and to create the best possible experience, the online expansion Final Fantasy XV: Comrades will now be released in early November,” Square Enix

Editors Opinion: The Multiplayer was fun as well as surprisingly expansive as it showed some promising offerings. The action was fluid as well. My only personal hope is that the FFXV community that’s left truly gives this shot. It was a fresh and fun experience with friends but based on my experience within the time frame of the beta match making did require a bit of work and I feel based on my experience from the beta that this will be heavily reliant on player engagement. So if this this does not gain the correct response from gamers who may not be used to this change in content from a mainline FF title, it may or may not thrive. Of course this is just an early assumption. I hope it does well based on the efforts taken however as it is a very fun experience. But with the late implementation and desire of other games it could be a bit of a tricky road to entice gamers who have since completed the game’s mainline story.

This comes as no surprise just about as the beta build we’ve previously play was in need of a few fixes. This is not necessarily bad news as it’s better to have to a delayed game than a broken game as “some” gamers these days feel. But at any rate fans who have been excited for this expansion will have to hold off a bit longer. But what do you think? Are you looking forward to the Multiplayer expansion? Are you or aren’t you interested in the online implementation of a mainline Final Fantasy game later having online elements? We’d love to hear your thoughts so leave your comments below. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us and keep us bookmarked here at What’s Up PlayStation.

New Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Updates Ahead March 17th

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The Uncharted 4 Multiplayer community is alive and well! With that being said it’s only slated to get better and better. Today via the PlayStation Blog it was announced that a new game mode, vanity items and guns would be added via the multiplayer, to name a few. In regards to major and noticeable changes. These changes are set to hit this weekend which entail the following:

First up, we’re introducing a new permanent game mode: King of the Hill. It tasks two teams with fighting for control of rotating capture points in order to reach the score limit. King of the Hill requires careful coordination and skilled use of Multiplayer’s core combat and movement systems.

However, even if victory seems assured, King of the Hill offers a unique twist — after the score limit has been reached, the losing team has one last chance to make a comeback through what we call the Victory Hill. The leading team must capture the Victory Hill to win, but if the losing team takes it, they get a second chance at glory.

Alongside King of the Hill, we’re also introducing an array of new vanity items and three new weapons: the INSAS and Type-95 long guns, as well as a scoped Competition Pistol.

Fans of The Last of Us may recognize our new Savage Starlight character skins. Inspired by the in-game comics strewn across the world of The Last of Us, you can now customize select characters in Uncharted 4 Multiplayer with Savage Starlight outfits.

Uncharted players are you ready to jump back among thieves and fight it out? What are you looking for as far as big MP changes? What changes would you like to see implemented for the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer? Comment below let us know and for more news check back with us here at Whats Up PlayStation.

 

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Comes This Summer To PS4 Exclusively

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Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy will be coming to PlayStation 4 on June 30th, 2017. The N.Sane Trilogy is an collection of remakes of the first three games in the Crash Bandicoot series games which includes: Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back and Warped. PlayStation fans alike will be happy to dive back in and take an nostalgic trip back to the PS1 days with this trilogy. Are you ready to stop the evil Dr. Neo Crotex once again?

The N.Sane Trilogy will bring new features in all three games. Those features includes unified checkpoints, pause menus, and save systems, including both manual and automatic saving. It will also feature high-definition 4K resolution and remastered audio.

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Check Out 33 Minutes of Horizon Zero Dawn Gameplay

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If you are excited for the upcoming PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn you’re in for a treat today. Gameplay previews and impressions will be out in the wild today, so if you are one of those people who doesn’t want to be spoiled, it’s best to stay away from social media.

For the rest of you who want to see gameplay, check it out below:

We get a good look at more combat, the skill tree, the map (which is HUGE), shops, armor sets, and a look at our first trophy  called “First Modification” that you’ll obtain when making your first upgrade.

Horizon Zero Dawn will be out exclusively for PS4 on February 28th. The wait is almost over, will you be picking up Horizon day one? Leave your comment down below.

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WipEout Omega Collection PSX 2016 Trailer

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Are you ready for some WipEout action on PS4/ PS4 Pro? WipEout is back and looking better than before. Next year PlayStation fans can play this amazing collection of WipEout games including WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048, all enhanced for PS4 and PS4 Pro. WipEout Omega Collection is set to release summer 2017.

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Here are some more details and what to expect next year from WipEout Omega Collection:

A name synonymous with PlayStation®, WipEout® is the rapid combat racer that defies gravity and defines generations. Known for its blistering speed, iconic music and pure multiplayer mayhem, WipEout® has starred on every PlayStation® format since 1995 – and is now set to rip through the air on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro.

Packed with content from WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048. Omega Collection features 26 reversible circuits, 46 unique ships, a ton of game modes and a mixture of new and classic music tracks

* Compatible 4K HDR TV required for 4K and HDR support. Dynamic 4K gaming outputted by graphic rendering or upscaled to 4K resolution; support varies by game title. HDR and faster frame rates not supported by all games and video content.

 

Check Out The New PS4 Pro Trailer In 4K!

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#Provember is here and in full effect in the PlayStation Nation! Today Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has released a trailer for the PS4 Pro, deeming it “The Super Charged PS4, The Worlds Most Powerful Console” and further details that the PS4 offers enhanced performance via a boosted CPU and GPU with resolution up to 4K, HDR imaging technology, and faster more stable frame-rates. The PS4 Pro is the ultimate way to enjoy your favorite PS4 titles. We’ve recently listed the games that will be supported via PS4 Pro day one which you can check out here! Check out the trailer below:

The Ps4 Pro releases November 10th worldwide for $399 and €349 in the EU. You can also check out our Ultimate FAQ if you’re curious even further of the PS4 Pro’s capabilities. Tell us what you think about the trailer are you convinced or thinking about purchasing a PS4 Pro comment below and let us know! For more PlayStation news and all things related make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.