Ubisoft have announced that their upcoming RPG Child of Light will not only be released digitally, but also at retail with Child of Light: Deluxe Edition. As the press release states "The Child of Light Deluxe Edition will contain exclusive content, including a poster designed by Yoshitaka Amano, the renowned Japanese artist, a 24 page art-book with unrevealed artworks and an Igniculus keyring. This boxed edition will also include additional game content, with a bonus quest, a new character and a pack of collectibles." Furthermore gamers buying it for Sony's consoles will get a cross-buy option so if you buy it on PS3, you can also play it on PS4, or vice versa. The game, digital or retail Deluxe versions, will be released on April 30, with the former costing $AU19.95, while a price has not been disclosed for the retail version.
Warner Brothers Interacitve Entertainment have announced that Batman: Arkham Knight is in development for next-gen systems. The game is in development at Rocksteady Studios who developed the first two impressive Batman titles. Expect a release in late 2014 but for now, enjoy the announcement trailer below...
March 5, 2014
Well this is a shock, and Uncharted fans will probably be pretty disappointed to hear that Amy Henning, the creative director and writer of the Uncharted games is no longer working at Naughty Dog. As IGN discovered from their sources (and as detailed here) Amy may have been "forced out” by The Last of Us' Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, and explained that Uncharted may now come under their control. Amy officially finishd employment at Naughty Dog on March 3rd and had been working on Uncharted for PS4.
PS4 Review Thief is a game on a lot of next-gen console owners radars as the first major non-launch title. Indeed it has been a decade since the last Thief, and this reboot is highly anticpated by the gaming community. We've played through the PS4 version and, well, it's good, but not great. Here's our full review.
March 4, 2014
Sony have announced that the PS4 has now sold through over 6 million units since the system launched with a major boost from Japan with over 370,000 units sold since it launched on February 22. The company had projected sales of 5 million units through to the end of March - a target they will easily smash. In related news sales of Killzone Shadow Fall has sold over 2.1 million units.
March 2, 2014
Those of you looking for a Playstation 4 unit in Australia (the system has been pretty much completely sold out on pre-orders since launch) may want to head to JB Hi-Fi or EB Games both of whom now have stock with other retailers receiving stock in the coming days.
March 1, 2014
PS4 Preview Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes isn't a full-blown title, but is a shorter prequel to the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Even as an early example of what to expect from next-gen MGS (although the game is also coming to the older generation PS3), this looks pretty exciting.
February 26, 2014
PS4 Review Rayman Legends was released last year on the previous generation of consoles, but now the game has also been released on Playstation 4 (and XBox One). Michael played, and reviewed, the PS3 version and now I (Dave) have had a look at the next-gen version. Fans certainly won't be disappointed but theres no reason to upgrade from the PS3 version if you already have that.
February 22, 2014
Today is a big day for Sony with the company finally launching their new console in Japan. Yes, a Japanese company has launched their new console in their own territory last. Buyers of the console get a copy of Knack with the system, but the new Yakuza title is also selling quite well apparently. Sales figures should be out within a week to add to Sony's already impressive 5.3 million sales to date.
February 19, 2014
Sony have announced that worldwide the Playstation 4 has sold through over 5.3 million units. That's a phenomenal number with the company targeting 5 million units by the end of the month. What's even more amazing is that the Japanese launch is scheduled for this Saturday - February 22 and you can bet there will be a lot of sales from the launch over there and that Sony have continued strong sales of the system since launch despite the lack of regular titles at retail.
Sony's The Order: 1886, a title in development at Ready at Dawn, hasn't been seen too much but today we have a new trailer for the game which looks moody, but still doesn't show a great deal of gameplay (although we believe the footage is all in-game from cut-scenes etc). Check it out...
February 18, 2014
Activision and Hasbro have announced that Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark will be released in June to complement the upcoming fourth feature film Transformers: Age of Extinction which is due out in June. Players will choose from over 40 playable characters from the two different universes as they battle to secure the Dark Spark in a crossover between the Michael Bay film universe and the Cybertron universe.
February 17, 2014
PS4 Preview Thief is a franchise that not too many younger gamers may have heard of. Indeed it has been a decade since the last entry in the franchise and Eidos Montreal, the team behind Deus Ex, are rebooting the franchise. It's out later this month, and looking fantastic.
February 15, 2014
Square-Enix have released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn showing off the improved Playstation 4 version. Looking very nice indeed...
February 12, 2014
PS4 News Left 4 Dead is a phenomenal title, and now the developers behind that game, Turtle Rock Studios, have unleashed the trailer for their upcoming next-gen 4-player online only shooter Evolve. It's a very nice looking title so make sure you check it out...
Techland had a hit in the PS3-era with the Dead Island games and now they are hitting next-gen PS4 (as well as current-gen) with Dying Light with publishing being handled by WB Games. The game looks like a cross between Dead Island and Mirrors Edge and we can only hope this is a lot less buggy then their PS3 games.
February 11, 2014
As we are all aware, with the demise of THQ the UFC license came up for grabs, and to Electronic Arts it headed. Coming to the PS4 later this year EA have now given us the first look at EA Sports UFC and the visuals are amazing.
February 7, 2014
Ubisoft have announced that the download-only side-scrolling turn based RPG Child of Light will be released in Australia on April 30, 2014 from $19.95 (we suspect there might be slight price variations per platform). Importantly the game will be hitting PS3 and PS4, as well as XBox 360 XBone, Wii U and PC. It's a pretty fabulous looking title from Ubisoft Montreal. In fact we suggest you check out the trailer below...
Electronic Arts has announced that 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will be released on the Playstation 3 on April 17 this year. We enquired about next-gen versions with the response that "For our fans on the new generation of consoles and playing FIFA 14, we will have a range of engaging content, promotions and tournament within FIFA Ultimate Team so that those fans can experience the World Cup in unique and fun ways." Hmmm... doesn't quite sound like next-gen consoles will be seeing the full "carnival" you expect from Brazil but we'll see!
February 6, 2014
NamcoBandai Australia and publishers Square-Enix have announced that Drakengard 3 will be released as a Playstation 3 exclusive title on May 22, 2014. The game, which will be download only, is looking pretty sweet and you can see the opening cinematic below...
February 4, 2014
Reef Entertainment has announced that Rambo: The Video Game will be released on the Playstation 3 in Australia on February 21, 2014. The game, which covers the first three films - but sadly not the most recent impressive entry - will, through selected retailers come with a pre-order bonus of a 3 inch statue of John Rambo.
February 1, 2014
Bethesda has confirmed that, despite the need for Playstation Plus subscription to play games online, The Elder Scrolls Online, being subscription based (at around $15 per month to play), won't require you to be a Playstation Plus member as well to play online.
WB Games have released the first Trailer/Walkthrough for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and it's looking pretty good. The game is due out late this year on PS4 and PS3 (no doubt the trailers is on the more powerful platform, or PC), but check it out.
Square-Enix have just launched the PS4 version of Tomb Raider which was a cracker title on PS3 (see our review here) and the company has just released a launch trailer for the next-gen version. Check it out below...