Check out the Free PlayStation Plus Games arriving in August

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It seems as someone, somewhere is making improvements for PlayStation plus games, not to say I’ve have much of a problem for them outside of June’s PS Plus games where in which I purchased Killing Floor 2 literally the week before an official announcement for Junes PlayStation Plus games. But thus far the community has been pretty satisfied from this summers PS Plus free games selection so far. Can PlayStation maintain momentum with such a selection for August let’s see shall we? As reported via the PlayStation Blog. Here are the games offered for August:

First up, we have the excellent and chaotic Just Cause 3. Take Rico Rodriguez on a truly wild ride to liberate Medici from military dictatorship. Your greatest weapon is your ingenuity. And explosions.

Next we have Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, a standalone adventure set after the events of Black Flag. Guide Adewale on an emotional story, using his skills as an assassin and his deep convictions to free oppressed people.

Full lineup:

  • Just Cause 3, PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, PS4
  • Super Motherload, PS3
  • Snakeball, PS3
  • Downwell, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
  • Level 22, PS Vita

And those are your free games for August. But wait, there’s more for PS Plus members.

PS Plus Summer Movies are here! Enjoy six weeks of 99¢ rentals – selected for you from this summer’s hottest blockbusters. Starting us off with a bang, The Lego Batman Movie – handpicked for the whole family to enjoy. Check out the full schedule of movies below, then head over to PS Store each week to enjoy 99¢ rentals.
You can download the PlayStation Video app on Android or iOS devices and watch your movies on the go. Once rented, your unwatched movies stay in My Videos for up to 30 days. Hot right?

PS Plus Summer Movies

For Free-to-Play, Dreadnaught, launching in open beta on August 1st, will be offering a $20 PlayStation Plus pack starting August 15th. All PlayStation Plus members will also get the Ravenswood Plus Pack free.

There’s lot of great stuff to look forward to, but if you want something immediate, this weekend only, PlayStation Plus members can play Doom for free starting tomorrow, Thursday the 27th until the 30th. Play all weekend long, then save 50% on the full game purchase in the PlayStation Store with a PlayStation Plus exclusive discount, which is available through August 3rd.

And there you have it! See you next month.

Seems like that $59.99 a year is beginning to show it’s worth but don’t take our word for it, Let us know what you think in the comment section below! For more news like this and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at what’s up PlayStation.

Final Fantasy XV MP Closed beta Expansion “Comrades” coming next week

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If you’ve been holding out for the Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer expansion fret no longer. Because it’s heading out to PS4 season pass owners next week via a closed beta. It’s been previously mentioned that you would be able to play with friends in many of the active time battle reports that Hajime Tabata holds, where in speaks on improvements on the FFXV early pre-release/release days. With that being said there are still further details that need to be announced but according to the Square Enix press release here’s a list of the changes coming below:

This closed online test is an exclusive preview that allows you to experience select elements of the upcoming multiplayer expansion. Take your custom avatar on multiplayer quests with up to three other players. Noctis and his friends will also be made playable at a later date.

TEST VERSION FULL VERSION
Requirements Requires purchase of Season Pass and a subscription to PlayStation®Plus membership. Requires FINAL FANTASY XV and purchase of either MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES or Season Pass. Also requires a subscription to PlayStation®Plus subscription.
Available Available August 3 to August 8, 2017 (projected) Availability TBD *Details Forthcoming
Playable Characters Create, control, and save up to eight avatars. Develop avatars using experience gained from defeating enemies and completing quests. Updates will allow you to also play as Noctis, Gladiolus, Prompto, and Ignis.
Avatars Customize avatars with elements limited to the test version. Unlock customization elements with item purchases at outposts and quest rewards. Updates will add even more elements.
Outposts Begin at test version base camp and play through a custom tutorial. Experience a city with much more than the test version base camp.*Details Forthcoming
Weapons Choose from katana, club, dagger, and shuriken weapons. Attack patterns vary from those of Noctis. Enjoy an expanded arsenal featuring polearm, crossbow, and shield weapons as well, which also feature different attack patterns. Weapons come with preset abilities and experience points, and can be leveled up by meeting certain conditions.*Details Forthcoming
Royal Sigils Invoke the powers of sovereigns for your avatar with this new feature. Equip one of four default royal sigils in the test version. Collect and equip royal sigils as you progress. The wide array of enhancements provided by the royal sigils will play a key role in cooperative multiplayer combat.*Details Forthcoming
Quests Choose from one of three quests, with up to three legs to each quest. All players will be matched online in the test version. Explore quests with storylines as well as singleplayer quests. Join up to three other players online with a subscription to PlayStation®Plus or an Xbox Live Gold membership, or fight alongside three AI companions.
Meals Retrieve one ingredient per person per quest, and have the camp cook prepare a meal afterward. Encounter more cooks and enjoy a wider range of meal-based boosts.
Meteorshards Receive meteorshards as quest rewards. Meteorshards cannot be used in the test version. Gather meteorshards during quests to expand the scope of available activities or to unlock new quests.*Details Forthcoming
Added Features Interact with other players using preset chat messages. Also supports voice chat. Enjoy these additional features:

  • Make Camps for Meetups with Friends
  • Expand/Customize Preset Chat Messages
  • Receive Quest Report Cards
  • Take New Photographs, and more!

*Details Forthcoming

What do you think of the MP closed beta implementation? Does this lure you back to the gave if you currently own it? Does this make you want to purchase the game due to a lack of  an MP on it’s initial release? What changes would you like to see implemented in the FFXV title now that it has multiplayer content being added?  This is a first for a standlone FFXV title to have an MP later added. The closed beta begins  August 3rd to August 8th.  Check out a few images below and let us know  what you think. For more news and all things PlayStation related make sure to check back with us here at what’s up PlayStation.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT closed beta coming this summer to PS4!

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This past weekend’s EVO 2017 was jam packed with news galore! And an opportune chance to show off and divulge a great amount of information for the upcoming 2018 releases of competitive games! Square Enix was not to be left out of the discussion per the video below.

With that being said Square Enix has revealed that the upcoming Team Ninja Collaboration for Dissidia Final Fantasy will have a closed beta for the North American, Latin American and PAL regions! You can register per your respective region below:

North American and Latin American residents can register to participate here, and PAL region residents can register here.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is due out for PlayStation 4 in early 2018.

With that being said you can expect more coverage from us here via the Whats Up PlayStation team! But let us know below are you interested in the closed beta? Will you be picking this title up in early 2018? Comment below let us know and for more Final fantasy news and all things PlayStation make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Kingdom Hearts 3- Orchestra Trailer E3 2017

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A newly released Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer has been released and it is looking good. The trailer takes place on Mount Olympus with Sora, Donald, and Goofy try to help Hercules as they fend off various of vicious looking types of heartless. There is still no word on when Kingdom Hearts 3 will release, but I know fans of this beloved series can’t wait to get their hands on it.Screen Shot 2017-06-11 at 8.00.22 AM

Will Sora and the team bring back Roxas? What are you thoughts on the trailer? Let us know in the comments below.

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Star Ocean: Til The End of Time HD Heads To The West on May 23rd

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As many fans of JRPG’s genre know. Star Ocean is one of a kind. Many have clamored and praised this particular title as one of the many gems of the PS2’s historic run. Next week PlayStation intends to remind you of such history as Star Ocean: Til the End of Time HD makes it return to PlayStation consoles. This particular title is one of the many that were abundant on the PlayStation 2. This is one of the many titles that many of the PlayStation/JRPG faithful have been looking forward toward since the word of mouth about this title being available only via the Japanese PSN. Luckily today we here at What’s Up PlayStation are provided the blessing of informing our readers today that this title heads to the west.

And with that being said the details to the classic title is as followed:

  The PS2-on-PlayStation 4 version of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time will launch in North America and Europe via the PlayStation Store on May 23 for $20.99, Square Enix announced.

The PlayStation 4 version of the game will support trophies, share functionality, and remote play*

So ladies and gents get your funds ready as Star Ocean preps to make it’s return to the PS4 via PS2 Classics next week. Me personally, I’m very eager. But what do you guys think? Are you excited for this title? Are you looking forward other classic “PS2 titles” to return via “PS2 Classics on PS4“. Comment below and let us know. For more news check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

*Quote via Gematsu.com

Dragon Quest XI Screenshots Out in the Wild

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With Dragon Quest XI having an expected release schedule for 2017 in Japan, here are some screenshots we sought out in the wild for fans of the series to indulge themselves with. Via Dualshockers we learn that the PS4 version will have two modes. A “free motion battle mode”, which will allow players to move freely around the battlefield, giving players an slight advantage for sneak attacks on enemies. “Automatic camera battle mode”, which gives players a more cinematic perspective in battles.

But don’t be alarmed Dragon Quest fans, Dragon Quest XI battle system is still turn based. That’s a sigh of relief.

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Enough waiting, check out the screenshots below:

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Source: Dualshockers

Nier Automata Demo Comes To PS4 On December 22nd

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Square Enix announced today that NieR: Automata will have a demo available for PlayStation 4 owners on December 22nd in North America, Europe, and Japan. Producer Yosuka Saito stated in a previous interview, the demo will run about 30-40 minutes, giving players a good amount gameplay to grasp an understanding on how the game will pan out.

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Source: PlayStationLifestyle

Nier Automata Special Editions Revealed

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Square Enix has revealed two new special editions for the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Nier Automata. These special editions can only be purchased on the Square Enix Online Store.

Nier Automata Black Box Edition is on sale for $190 USD.

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Pre-order the Black Box Edition now to receive the following physical items:

  • Nier: Automata Game for PS4™
  • YoRHa 2B Figurine: a meticulously recreated and highly detailed figurine of the main protagonist
  • Hardback Artbook: 64 pages showcasing stunning artwork and illustrations from the game
  • Steelbook® Case
  • Original Soundtrack featuring 13 live recorded songs from NIER and NieR: Automata™
  • Collector’s Box

The Black Box Edition also includes the following bonus digital content:

  • Retro Grey Pod Skin
  • Retro Red Pod Skin
  • Play System Pod Skin
  • Cardboard Pod Skin
  • Grimoire Weiss Pod
  • Machine Mask Accessory

Consumers are limited to 1 Black Box Edition per order.

Nier Automata Day One Edition is on sale for $60 USD.

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Pre-order the Day One Edition now to receive the following extra digital bonus content:

  • Machine Mask Accessory
  • Grimoire Weiss Pod
  • Play System Pod Skin
  • Retro Grey Pod Skin
  • Retro Red Skin
  • Cardboard Pod Skin

Nier Automata releases exclusively on PlayStation 4 on March 7th, 2017.

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Nier Automata Gets New Trailer and Release Date

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At PlayStation Experience Showcase, Nier Automata got a brief new trailer and release date. The game will release March 7th, 2017 exclusively on PlayStation 4. During the showcase it was stated that a demo will be releasing on PlayStation Network in the very soon.

Check out the trailer below:

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