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Sony Goes Hands on with Dark Souls II for PS4 on PlayStation 4

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4w ago - Sony Social Media Senior Manager Sid Shuman went hands on with Dark Souls II for PS4 today on PlayStation 4 with details below.

To quote: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PS4 adds the expected technical improvements, but also remixes core gameplay elements to give veterans a reason to dive back in.

The jump to PS4 has given developer FromSoftware an opportunity to paint a more pleasing picture. The native 1080p resolution, upgraded lighting effects, and cinematic filters give the game a richer, cleaner look compared to the PS3 version.

But the biggest improvement comes from the improved frame rate - 60 frames per second according to Bandai Namco representatives. The increased fluidity translates into more responsive movement and combat, a major advantage considering the game's famously unforgiving difficulty.

Then there are the gameplay adjustments. You won't be able to rely on your memory to cakewalk the PS4 game because some enemies and item locations have been changed. Enemies will follow you more tenaciously, even through fog gates - a terrifying, potentially ruinous side effect of PS4's expanded RAM pool.

Some weapons are also being tweaked. I noticed that the Fire Long Sword, a powerful early-game weapon that saved my butt countless times on...
 

Video: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Hits PS4, PS3 April 7th

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14w ago - Namco Bandai Games Public Relations Specialist Nick O'Leary posted up a video today announcing that Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin hits PS4 and PS3 consoles on April 7th, 2015.

To quote: Hello, PlayStation fans! I'm beyond excited to finally reveal Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, a very special project from Bandai Namco Games Inc. and FromSoftware, available April 7th, 2015 for PS4 and PS3.




That, my friends, is not a typo. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is coming to PS3 and PS4 next year!

Not only that, but it will take advantage of the next generation capabilities of PS4, giving fans of the series and newcomers alike updated visuals, rebalanced gameplay, a higher maximum number of players for online play, new and deadlier enemies, a brand new NPC to discover, expanded lore, and new in-game events.

Scholar of the First Sin also has the Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King DLC already included as well. This is the ultimate version of Dark Souls II.

The PS3 version of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will be bundled with all three DLC missions and also include the additional NPC, expanded story, in-game events...
 

Sony Announces Diablo III: Reaper of Souls PS4 Updated Today

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21w ago - Sony Diablo III Community Manager Lylirra announced that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls PS4 is being pdated today with details below.

To quote: The first major content update for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition is coming today!

We're so excited to deliver patch 2.1.0 to PS4 and can't wait for you to venture into The Vault, explore the murky corners of The Cesspools, level up your Legendary Gems, and find out just how far you can push your hero in Greater Rifts.

So, what's new and improved in patch 2.1.0? Let's take a look!

The "What's New" Screen

A "What's New" screen will now appear whenever a player logs into the game (and presses "Start" at the Main Menu) after a new patch has been installed. As the name suggests, this screen will provide a quick overview of new features included in the patch.

The Vault

Whenever Treasure Goblins are defeated, there's now a chance they will spawn a new type of portal through which players can enter. Inside this mysterious new realm known as "The Vault," mighty treasures await... along with Sanctuary's newest boss: the Baroness Greed.

For more information about The Vault, click here.

Please...
 

New to PlayStation Store: CounterSpy, Reaper of Souls and More

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28w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store team is here with this weeks European PSN content updates below, as follows:

First up, get sneaky in CounterSpy available for Vita, PS4 and PS3 today. The moon is in danger of being nuked so naturally it is up you as a C.O.U.N.T.E.R agent to put a stop to things whilst showing off your espionage skills.

Following CounterSpy is Diablo III: Reaper of Souls The Ultimate Evil Edition, containing both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, together in one definitive volume.

Rise as one of humanity's last defenders - crusader, barbarian, witch doctor, demon hunter, monk, or wizard - and collect legendary loot while mastering devastating new powers and abilities.

Continuing a strong week is an all new Vita exclusive based on the anime (in turn based on the novel) is Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. Set in an MMO-like world, SAO is an RPG that offers players solid gameplay where combo attacks, execution speed and knowledge of the opponent will be mandatory to survive.

To round off the week there's a list of Rockstar titles on discount and the Summer Sale is also winding down in its final week.

PlayStation Network New Content

Content list is subject to change - please stay tuned...
 

Video: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is Out Today on PS4 and PS3

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28w ago - Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements announced that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is out today on PS4 and PS3 platforms.

To quote: Malthael, the Angel of Death, has descended upon Sanctuary and now threatens the very existence of humanity. Luckily, the world has heroes like you to solve such troubling affairs.

In Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition, the story of Diablo III is expanded with an all new Act V. In the third part of our exclusive, behind-the-scenes series, Blizzard explains how Malthael's arrival fits into the larger Diablo narrative, and what new modes Reaper of Souls brings to the iconic loot-collecting adventure.

This includes the brand new class, the Crusader, a "knight in battle-scarred armor," who charges into the thick of combat without hesitation.




Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition launches today on PS4 and PS3. For those of you that originally started your quest through Sanctuary in Diablo III, know that your hero's progress carries over to Reaper of Souls.

Don't miss a single step, and enjoy your quest. Good luck, Nephalem!
 

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