2D Hack and Slash Indie title ICEY releases tomorrow

What’s up PlayStation Nation,

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.

The Council-Podcast Episode 98 PlayStation End of the Year Wrap-Up

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. On today’s episode we wrapped up the year with “The Council Game Awards Show 2016“.

News:

  1. Steam officially supports the Dualshock 4
  2. Gilgamesh is coming to Final Fantasy XV
  3. Black Ops 3 supported up until 2017
  4. PSVR welcomes Ark Park coming 2017
  5. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End latest updates
  6. PS4 Platinum Headsets coming January 12th

Plugs:

  1. Dragon Quest Heroes 2 releases April 25th
  2. Yooka Laylee launches April 4th
  3. Valkyrie Revolution Spring 2017

Topic:

Here is our Winners for “The Council Game Awards Show 2016

GAME OF THE YEAR- UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END
BEST SHOOTER- DOOM
BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE- UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END
BEST NARRATIVE- MAFIA 3
BEST GRAPHICS- UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END
BEST RPG- FINAL FANTASY XV
BEST FIGHTER- STREET FIGHTER V
SLEEPER HIT OF THE YEAR- RACHET AND CLANK
BEST INDIE- STORIES: PATH OF DESTINIES
BEST SPORTS/RACER- STREET FIGHTER V
BEST DEV/PUBLISHER- SQUARE ENIX
FLOP OF THE YEAR- THE DIVISION

**WARNING EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WAS USED IN THIS PODCAST**

Supergiant Games “Pyre” Interview

What’s Up PlayStation Nation!

Here at What’s Up PlayStation we had the pleasure of interviewing the Audio Director Darren Korb from SuperGiant Games, to talk about their latest game- PyreI had the pleasure of meet Darren in Anaheim, Ca at PlayStation Experience 2016 and during my time with the game, I knew I had to get an interview. The Whats Up PlayStation crew was extremely excited to be interviewing the guy who created both Bastion and Transistor soundtrack.

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In Pyre, you lead a band of exiles through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory, along with a distinctive gameplay blend that combines expressive decision-making on the world map with fast, action-packed confrontations against rival groups of exiles whose own freedom is at stake.

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We hope you all are as excited for Pyre as we are. Please enjoy the interview:

For more information on Pyre head to Supergiantgames.comPyre will be releasing in 2017 for PS4 and PC.

The Whats Up PlayStation crew can’t thank Darren Korb enough for taking the time out to do this interview!

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For more game interviews make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Is Atom Universe PlayStation’s Alternative to PS Home on PS4 and PC?

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Atom Universe has been in the PlayStation 4 store for quite a while. I tried it once out of curiosity a while back during it’s early release of being a small demo and thought nothing more of it. It was a bit lacking in content activity and didn’t provide much for an experience. In fact I wasn’t sure what the game was entirely about. But now as things have changed you can get a general feel and idea of this title below.

From the looks of the trailer this is coming off as a more revamped and next gen driven spiritual successor of PlayStation Home. From gaming social spaces and inviting friends over to your living quarters. Which is all too reminiscent from many of the features PlayStation Home included. The title is currently available via Early access on Steam and will be releasing for an “official” early access period on PS4 this September 23rd, 2016. It should also be noted this title is cross platform as it allows social interaction with steam users as well. The Early access will be available in limited regions, As stated below from the video above:

Explore an ambitious virtual world, chat online & meet new friends. Coming soon: 09/23/2016 to PlayStation 4™ in North & South America.

What are your thoughts PlayStation Nation. Are you interested in this title? Does it remind you of PlayStation Home or something rather different. Comment below and let us know. For more PlayStation related news, previews and reviews make sure to check here at: WhatsUpPlayStation.com