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.

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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.

God of War (PS4) XP Boost GameStop

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.

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.



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.


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:


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 .


PS4 Exclusive Gran Turismo Sport Launches October 17th


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Patience is a great thing, and for those who are fans of the sim racer genre, today is a great day of pay off. Well sort of, at any rate as posted and revealed today via the PS Blog. Gran Turismo Sport has finally revealed it’s launch date. During this year’s recent E3, it was hinted for a fall release window but no specific date was given. Today all of that has changed as reported via the PS Blog.

Gran Turismo Sport will be launching on October 17 in North America. Following the successful completion of our Closed Beta phase, as announced earlier this week, we are now entering the final stages of polishing as we prepare for launch.

Between now and launch you can expect to hear a lot more from the GT team as we unveil more information on the many features included in Gran Turismo Sport, including the campaign mode, various creative tools, as well as a full reveal on all the cars and tracks you can look forward to racing on launch day!

You can view the trailer below here:

Gran Turismo Sport is available to pre-order now from both PlayStation Store and retailers across Europe & North America. There’s plenty of choices available to GT fans to help select the right edition for them.

On top of the Standard Edition full game, there are several options for fans:

Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition – $69.99 MSRP ($89.99 CAN)

  • GT Sport Starter Pack (8 Cars)
  • $1MM In-Game Credit
  • Livery Sticker Pack
  • 30 GT Sport Themed Avatars
  • Chrome Racing Helmet (For Driver Profile)
  • Limited Steel Book & Packaging

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport Digital Deluxe Edition – $79.99 MSRP ($99.99 CAN)

  • GT Sport Starter Pack (12 Cars)
  • $2MM In-Game Credit
  • Livery Sticker Pack
  • 60 GT Sport Themed Avatars
  • Chrome Racing Helmet (For Driver Profile)

For more information please continue to check out the official PlayStation channels and the Gran Turismo website.

So with the launch details of Gran Turismo Sport being revealed what do you think? Will you be purchasing this long awaited title this fall? Are you looking forward to it? Is the hype still warranted? Comment below let us know and for more news and all things PlayStation related check back with us here at What’s Up Playstation!


Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Ragnorok Trailer and Release Date

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From the creators of Enslaved: Journey to the West and DmC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory brings us their newly developed game Hellblade. Hellblade was introduced as an Triple A fully independent game. Giving Ninja Theory their freedom and control of on how they wanted to depicted telling Senua’s story, while exploring with psychosis. Hellblade is set to release on August 8th, 2017 for the PS4 and will cost $39.99 USD. HellBlade

Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull you deep into the melancholic fury of Senua’s shattered mind.


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Yooka Laylee Has A Release Date

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The long awaited 3D platformer Yooka Laylee finally has a release date. Yooka Laylee will have a world wide release on April 11th, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. It’s great to see a surge of 3D platformers making it’s way back into gamers hands within 2017.



Yooka Laylee is being created from the super talented developers behind Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country. With a substantial amount of hype leading up to this new IP, but will this genre stand the test of time? It will be great to see more 3D platformers and the classic mascot gaming character also make their way back to gaming. For some insight on what to expect from Yooka Laylee, check out the latest trailer below and let us know if you are interested in the comments section

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Aragami Comes to PS4 on October 4th

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Aragami is set to release first for PlayStation 4 on October 4th, 2017.

Here is a brief description on Aragami:

Play as Aragami, an undead assassin with supernatural abilities who is summoned back from the grave by a mysterious spirit named Yamiko. Between him and the answers to his fate lies the Kaiho – The army of Light – who guard Yamiko inside their heavily fortified citadel of Kyûryu.

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