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Bloodborne Update: Now Launching March 24th

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio has made a community announcement for fans following Bloodborne. Below you can read the announcement and feel sad in the process!

Bloodborne on PS4

Dear community,

It is with regret that I (Producer, Masaaki Yamagiwa) must inform you that Bloodborne will be slightly delayed.

While development continues unabated, we would like our team to deliver the best possible final experience. We were gratified by the feedback and data we received from those who participated in our limited Alpha test. The extra production time will also allow us to better integrate these learnings.

Bloodborne is now set to launch in North America exclusively on PS4 on March 24th, 2015.

Please look forward to some exciting Bloodborne news in early December. Thank you very much for your continued support.


 

PlayStation Store Update

PS4 Games

Assassins Creed Unity

PS3 Games

PS Vita Games

Demos

November’s Free PS Plus Games 

PS4 PS3 PS Vita
The Binding of Isaac Rebirth
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Also Free on Vita)
Frozen Synapse Prime
Frozen Synapse Prime
The-Hungry-Horde
The Hungry Horde
Steamworld Dig
SteamWorld Dig (Cross Buy)(PS4/PS Vita)
Luftrausers
Luftrausers (Cross Buy)
Escape Plan
Escape Plan (Cross Buy)

PS Plus Discounts Ending 11/18

Dead Island Game of The Year Edition
Dead Island Riptide
Dead Island Riptide Complete Edition
Dead Island Franchise Pack
Metro: Last Light
Metro Redux
NASCAR ’14
Risen 3: Titan Lords
Sacred 3
Saints Row 2
Saints Row IV
Saints Row IV – National Treasure Edition
Saints Row: The Third
Saints Row: The Third The Full Package
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions
Narco Terror
Saints Row IV: Season Pass
Retro City Rampage DX (PS4)
Retro City Rampage DX (PS3)
Retro City Rampage DX (PS Vita)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS Vita)
Sonic Adventure (PS3)
Sonic Adventure 2 (PS3)
Sonic CD (PS3)
Sonic Generations (PS3)
Sonic Rivals (PSP/PS Vita)
Sonic Rivals 2 (PSP/PS Vita)
Sonic The Fighters (PS3)
Sonic The Hedgehog (PS3)
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (PS3)
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I (PS3)
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II (PS3)
Sonic Unleashed (PS3)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition Pack
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Metal Sonic + 1 Death Egg Zone Track
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Ryo With Forklift Character
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Premium Theme
Sonic Adventure 2 Premium Theme
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Mode DLC
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Avatar Bundle
Sonic Unleashed Chun-Nan Adventure Pack
Sonic Unleashed Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack
Sonic Unleashed Holoska Adventure Pack
Sonic Unleashed Mazuri Adventure Pack
Sonic Unleashed Apatos & Shamar Adventure Pack

Weekly Deals

Sales

Title Platform Plus Price Regular Sale Original Price
PS3 Dead Island Franchise Pack $8.99 $9.99 $29.99
PS3 Dead Island Game Of The Year N/A $4.99 $19.99
PS3 Dead Island Riptide – Complete Edition N/A $5.99 $19.99
PS3 Dead Island Riptide N/A $4.99 $19.99
PS3 Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate – Nurse Costume Set N/A $9.99 $14.99
PS3 Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate – Training Gear Set N/A $11.99 $17.99
PS4 Metro Redux $35.99 $39.99 $49.99
PS3 Metro: Last Light $10.79 $11.99 $29.99
PS3 Metro: Last Light – The Chronicles Pack N/A $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Metro: Last Light – The Developer Pack N/A $1.99 $3.99
PS3 Metro: Last Light – The Tower Pack N/A $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Metro: Last Light – Ranger Mode N/A $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Metro: Last Light – RPK N/A $0.49 $0.99
PS3 Metro: Last Light – The Faction Pack N/A $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Metro: Last Light – Season Pass N/A $7.49 $14.99
PS3 Narco Terror $3.59 $3.99 $9.99
PS3 NASCAR ’14 $17.99 $19.99 $49.99
PS3 Retro City Rampage DX $7.99 N/A $9.99
PS4 Retro City Rampage DX $7.99 N/A $9.99
PS Vita Retro City Rampage DX $7.99 N/A $9.99
PS Vita Ring Run Circus $7.99 N/A $9.99
PS3 Risen 3: Titan Lords $26.99 $29.99 $49.99
PS3 Sacred 3 $26.99 $29.99 $49.99
PS3 Saints Row 2 $4.49 $4.99 $9.99
PS3 Saints Row 2 Ultimate Collection N/A $12.49 $24.99
PS3 Saints Row 2: Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare N/A $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Saints Row 2: Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed N/A $4.99 $9.99
PS3 Saints Row IV $8.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – National Treasure Edition $13.49 $14.99 $29.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Anime Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Bling Bling Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – BradyGames Pack N/A $0.49 $0.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – College Daze N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Commander-in Chief Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Dubstep Gun (Remix) Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Element of Destruction Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Enter the Dominatrix N/A $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Executive Privilege Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Game On N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – GameStop Warped Weapon Challenge N/A $0.49 $0.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Gat V Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Grass Roots Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Hey Ash Whatcha Playin’? Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – How the Saints Save Christmas N/A $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Online Pass N/A $4.99 $9.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Pirate’s Booty Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Presidential Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Saints Row IV Season Pass N/A $4.99 $5.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Stone Age Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – The Rectifier N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – The Super Saints Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Volition Comics Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Wild West Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row IV – Zinyak Attack Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row IV: Season Pass $4.49 $4.99 $9.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third: The Full Package – Bloodsucker Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third: The Full Package – Online Pass N/A $4.99 $9.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third: The Full Package – Unlock Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Horror Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Steelport Gangs Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Unlockable Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Bloodsucker Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Explosive Combat Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Funtime! Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Gangstas In Space N/A $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Genki Girl Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Genkibowl VII N/A $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Invincible Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Logo and Genki Avatar Bundle N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Maximum Pleasure Pack N/A $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Money Shot Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Nyte Blade Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Online Pass N/A $4.99 $9.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Penthouse Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Planet Saints Pack N/A $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Saints and Sinners Avatar Bundle N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Saints Purple Ops Pack N/A $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Season Pass N/A $9.99 $29.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Shark Attack Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Special Ops Vehicle Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – The Trouble with Clones N/A $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Tricks and Treats Pack N/A $1.99 $3.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Warrior Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Witches and Wieners Pack N/A $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third – Z Style Pack N/A $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third $4.49 $4.99 $19.99
PS3 Saints Row: The Third The Full Package $8.99 $9.99 $29.99
PS3 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed $11.99 $14.99 $29.99
PS Vita Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed $11.99 $14.99 $29.99
PS3 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition Pack $1.19 $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Sonic & SEGA  All-Stars Racing Metal Sonic + 1 Death Egg Zone Track $3.19 $3.99 $7.99
PS3 Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Premium Theme $0.89 $0.99 $2.49
PS3 Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Ryo With Forklift Character $1.99 $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Sonic Adventure $1.99 $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Sonic Adventure 2 $3.99 $4.99 $9.99
PS3 Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Mode $1.19 $1.49 $2.99
PS3 Sonic Adventure 2 Premium Theme $0.79 $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Sonic CD $1.99 $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Sonic Generations $11.99 $14.99 $29.99
PSP|PS Vita Sonic Rivals $2.79 $3.49 $6.99
PSP|PS Vita Sonic Rivals 2 $2.79 $3.49 $6.99
PS3 Sonic The Fighters $1.99 $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Sonic The Hedgehog $1.99 $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Sonic The Hedgehog 2 $1.99 $2.49 $4.99
PS3 Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I $3.99 $4.99 $9.99
PS3 Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II $5.99 $7.49 $14.99
PS3 Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Avatar Bundle N/A $0.75 $1.50
PS3 Sonic Unleashed $7.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS3 Sonic Unleashed Apatos & Shamar Adventure Pack $0.79 $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Sonic Unleashed Chun-Nan Adventure Pack $0.79 $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Sonic Unleashed Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack $0.79 $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Sonic Unleashed Holoska Adventure Pack $0.79 $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Sonic Unleashed Mazuri Adventure Pack $0.79 $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Sonic Unleashed Spagonia Adventure Pack $0.79 $0.99 $1.99
PS3 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions $3.59 $3.99 $9.99

Price Changes

Title Platform New Price Old Price
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PS4 $19.99 $29.99
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters – Character: Hitomi PS3 Free $3.99
Magus PS3 $14.99 $19.99
The Walking Dead: Season 2 – Season Pass PS3 $14.99 $19.99

PlayStation Now

  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD
  • Kakuoki Stories of the Shinsengumi
  • Matt Hazard: Blood Bath & Beyond
  • Air Conflicts: Vietnam

New on Sony Entertainment Network

Music Unlimited

Video Unlimited

App Updates

PlayMemories Online
  • PlayMemories Online is Sony’s cloud-based photo and video service that turns everyday records into enjoyable Memories. It automatically organizes photos that you upload from your smartphone or computer and lets you enjoy them on PS4 or another device.
Amazon Instant Video
  • Amazon Cloud Drive is now part of the Amazon Instant Video app on your PS3 and PS4.
Crackle
  • Season 5 of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” with Amy Schumer, new episodes every Thursday (US/CA)
HBO GO
  • Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, Episode 04 “Austin”, available now
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, available now
Hulu Plus
  • Californication, now available
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, available now
Qello Concerts
  • Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers
  • Doobie Brothers – Live at the Wolftrapp
  • Hillsong Worship – No Other Name
  • Straight Out of Puerto Rico: Reggaeton’s Rough Road to Recovery – Feature
  • Pat Metheny Group: We Live Here – Feature
  • Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Democracy
VidZone
  • VidZone Highlights
  • Artist of the Week: T.l.
  • Rock Zone: Fall Out Boy
  • RnB Zone: Tinashe Jørgensen Kachingwe
  • VidZone Recommends: Pharrell Williams, Yellowcard
  • Dance Zone: Calvin Harris
  • New Videos: T.I. – King (Hip-Hop), Calvin Harris feat. Big Sean – Open Wide (Dance – Explicit), Fall Out Boy – Centuries (Rock – Explicit), OneRepublic – I Lived (Pop), Frankie Ballard – Sunshine & Whiskey (Country), Ricky Martin – Adios (Latin), Kid Ink feat. Usher and Tinashe – Body Language (RnB).
Vudu
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, available now.
WWE Network
  • November For FREE: New subscribers will receive WWE Network free of charge for the entire month of November – including Survivor Series on 11/23
  • NEW Simplified Price Plan: WWE Network will be available for $9.99 per month with no commitment and the ability to cancel at any time. Sign up here.

PS4 Add-ons

Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Helix Credit Pack 1 of 2 (Free for Season Pass owners)
  • Helix Credits (Extra Large Pack) ($49.99)
  • Helix Credits (Large Pack) ($19.99)
  • Helix Credits (Medium Pack) ($9.99)
  • Helix Credits (Small Pack) ($4.99)
  • Helix Credits (Ultimate Pack) ($99.99)
  • Season Pass ($29.99)
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • 75th Anniversary Pack ($2.99)
  • Dark Knight Pack ($2.99)
  • Man of Steel Pack ($2.99)
  • Season Pass ($14.99)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Rising Storm Rune ($0.99)
Natural Doctrine
  • Into the Gorian’s Den (Free)
Peggle 2
  • Shiver Me Timbers Costume Pack ($0.99)
Rocksmith 2014
  • 171 new tracks and 32 new track packs — click here to see all new add-ons
Zen Pinball 2
  • Core Pack ($9.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Assassin’s Creed Rogue
  • Time Saver: Activities Pack ($0.99)
  • Time Saver: Collectibles Pack ($0.99)
  • Time Saver: Resource Pack ($1.99)
  • Time Saver: Technology Pack ($1.99)
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • Handsome Jack Pack ($9.99)
Fairy Fencer F
  • Apollonius’s Hot Springs Set ($1.99)
  • Ethel’s Hot Springs Set ($1.99)
  • Fang’s Hot Springs Set ($1.99)
  • Galdo’s Hot Springs Set ($1.99)
  • Harley’s Hot Springs Set ($1.99)
  • Lola’s Hot Springs Set ($1.99)
  • Pippin’s Hot Springs Set ($1.99)
  • Secrets of Shukesoo’s Tower 7 (Free)
  • Sherman’s Hot Springs Set ($1.99)
  • Tiara’s Hot Springs Set ($1.99)
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • 75th Anniversary Pack ($2.99)
  • Dark Knight Pack ($2.99)
  • Man of Steel Pack ($2.99)
  • Season Pass ($14.99)
Rocksmith 2014
  • Tom Petty – Free Fallin’ ($2.99)
  • Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down ($2.99)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – American Girl ($2.99)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Learning To Fly ($2.99)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Refugee ($2.99)
  • Tom Petty Song Pack ($11.99)
Zen Pinball 2
    Core Collection ($9.99, Cross Buy with PS Vita)
Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate
  • Nurse Costumes and Training Gear Set ($15.99)
Pinball Arcade
  • Season Three Bundle ($29.99, Cross Buy with PS Vita)
  • Season Three Pro ($39.99, Cross Buy with PS Vita)
  • Season Three Pro Upgrade ($9.99, Cross Buy with PS Vita)

PS Vita Add-ons

Get Off My Lawn!
  • Large Orb Bundle ($9.99)
  • Medium Orb Bundle ($4.99)
  • Orb Doubler ($1.99)
  • Premium Orb Bundle ($19.99)
  • Small Orb Bundle ($0.99)
Tales of Hearts R
  • 1000 Grade 1 ($1.99)
  • 10-Level Boost 1 ($2.99)
  • 10-Level Boost 2 ($2.99)
  • 2000 Grade 1 ($2.99)
  • 300000 Gald 1 ($2.99)
  • 300000 Gald 2 ($2.99)
  • 5-Level Boost 1 ($1.99)
  • 5-Level Boost 2 ($1.99)
  • 5-Level Boost 3 ($1.99)
  • 5-Level Boost 4 ($1.99)
  • Beginner’s Bonus (Free)
  • Beryl: Beach 2 ($2.49)
  • Chalcedony: Beach 2 ($2.49)
  • Gall: Beach 2 ($2.49)
  • Hisui: Beach 2 ($2.49)
  • Ines: Beach 2 ($2.49)
  • Kohaku: Beach 2 ($2.49)
  • Kor: Beach 2 ($2.49)
  • Kunzite: Beach 2 ($2.49)
  • Season Pass ($29.99)
  • Swimsuit Costume Bundle ($15.99)
Zen Pinball 2
  • Core Pack ($9.99, Cross Buy with PS3)
Pinball Arcade
  • Season Three Bundle ($29.99, Cross Buy with PS3)
  • Season Three Pro ($39.99, Cross Buy with PS3)
  • Season Three Pro Upgrade ($9.99, Cross Buy with PS3)

Avatars & Themes

  • 10tons Triplepack ($19.99) (PS4)
  • 9 Item Bundled Sale Pack 6 ($3.99) (PS3)
  • Anne Stokes: Dragonkin Avatar ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Anne Stokes: Evil Clown Avatar ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Anne Stokes: Gothic Prayer Avatar ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Anne Stokes: Immortal Flight Avatar ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Burial Ground: Dead in the Water Avatar ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Fantasy: Storm Weaver Avatar 1 ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Fantasy: Storm Weaver Avatar 2 ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Gamer: Smile Avatar ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Gamer: Try Hard Avatar ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Nyan Cat Avatar ($0.99) (PS3)
  • Army of Darkness Static Theme ($1.99) (PS3)
  • Art of Elegance Anime Edition: Series II Theme ($1.99) (PS3)
  • Blazing Outlaw Dynamic Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Bulldog Tux Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Cat Green Eyes Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Deep Space Horizon Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Game Over Skull Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Gold Gun Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Hooded Gas Mask Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Ilya Kushinov: Sight Static Theme ($1.99) (PS3)
  • Jerry Lofaro: Static Theme Series I ($1.99) (PS3)
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space Static Theme ($1.99) (PS3)
  • Kyoux: Lif2 Dynamic Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Michael Chang: Kingdom War Static Theme ($1.99) (PS3)
  • Palm Tree Sunset Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Smoke Lion Head Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Smoking Gold Skull Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Stargate Dynamic Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Vigilant Assassin Dynamic Theme ($2.99) (PS3)
  • Welcome Back Theme ($2.99) (PS3)

Enter the Impossible World of RELATIVITY on PS4

Relativity is the fruits and labor of indie game developer Willy Chyr from Chicago. Willy has been single handedly working on this project as the Developer and Designer for the game. Relativity will be at the PlayStation Experience event in….. well, read his announcement below to find out the news!

Hello! My name is Willy Chyr – I’m an artist and indie game developer based in Chicago. I’m happy to announce that my game Relativity will be coming to PS4 in 2015, and you will get to try it at PlayStation Experience next month in Las Vegas!

Relativity

Relativity is a game that re-imagines the laws of the universe. What if the normal rules of gravity no longer applied? The basic mechanic of the game is the ability to change gravity, allowing you to re-orient yourself to walk on walls and ceilings. In this world, up is down and down is up. It’s all relative.

Let’s take a look at what an early puzzle in the game is like. In the gif below, we need to get the purple block to stay on the purple square in order to unlock a door, but the block keeps sliding down. The solution: we lock the blue block in place while in the blue gravity, and then use it as a shelf to hold up the purple block.

What you just saw is the basic gameplay mechanic. But Relativity is more than just about stacking cubes – there is an entire world full of wonder and impossible architecture for you to explore.

For example, because there is no up or down, the world of Relativity is a floating platform. So what happens when you fall off? Instead of fading the screen to black and re-spawning you, the world actually wraps around on itself, so you simply land back where you fell off from.

This is just one of the many interesting elements that you’ll discover in Relativity. My goal is to create an experience that is both mind-bending and visually compelling. Each puzzle is carefully designed to challenge the player and be incredibly rewarding.

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I hope to see you at PlayStation Experience! If you want to be notified of Relativity’s release, keep an eye on PlayStation.Blog or sign up here.

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments, and I’ll do my best to answer them.


Lost Orbit Coming to PS4 in Early 2015

Stranded after his ship is destroyed in deep space by a strange anomaly, Harrison, a lowly maintenance worker and our hero, must struggle to survive.

 

It’s been a challenge defining Lost Orbit from the beginning. At its core, it’s a fast-paced action game, but there are flowing moments of serenity. It’s not unfair to describe it, as PixelNAUTS often has, as a death simulator. It’s the union of three distinct elements: fast paced action, flowing cathartic flight, and death. In truth, the best way to describe it is to make up a new phrase: Lost Orbit is a “dodge ‘em up.”

On Speed

PixelNAUTS’s pathetic hero, Harrison, must take matters into his own hands in order to find salvation quickly before he freezes, or starves to death in the depths of space. There is a lot of motivation in Lost Orbit to go fast. Not the least of which is that it’s fun. Lost Orbit presents you with simple to learn mechanics that, once mastered, will enable you to blaze through levels. Upgrading Harrison’s kit allows players to customize their play style, gaining new tools to handle the dangers of space.

As your confidence grows, so does your willingness to fire Harrison between the tightest of gaps. Confronting your mortality and surrendering to the compulsion to blast through systems is extremely satisfying. And, when you cross the line into overconfidence, the harsh realities of space travel will rip you out of your little bubble.

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On Death

Space travel is dangerous, and the universe of Lost Orbit is no exception. There is no baby proofing present. As a lone, ship-less astronaut, you are extremely vulnerable. Lost Orbit is challenging and you will die a lot, but PixelNAUTS wanted to create an experience where players didn’t feel punished for dying. Dying in Lost Orbit happens quickly, is humorous, and is easy to recover from.

Players can watch their mangled body float away while they shed tears over the loss of life, or respawn instantly, getting right back into the action. The game feels suspenseful without the dread of a frustrating five minute post-death cinematic. Risk it all for your chance at survival. After all, everyone has to die sometime.

On Flow

When you find yourself curled in the fetal position, clutching a pillow, and unable to cope with the loneliness and death of space travel, hope is not lost. Lost Orbit has a wealth of serene beauty to explore while you recover. Moments of reprieve will coax you out from under your blanket fort.

When PixelNAUTS worked with Vigil on Darksiders, they were surprised at how much fun we had just running around an empty room with the finished character: War. His movements and attacks had a lot of variety and weight to them. The same way a go-kart in a parking lot can be great fun, so too can the basic locomotion of a player character. PixelNAUTS really tried to impart that level of refinement into Lost Orbit .

There are plenty of moments for the player to take in the beauty of the game, and lazily float and dart their way through open space. It’s a good balance for the white-knuckle twitch-fest that is the meat of the game.

Lost Orbit will be available on PS4 in early 2015. The game will be playable at PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas, December 6th and 7th. If you have the chance, come see us, and die alone in space.


TowerFall Dark World Expansion Coming Early 2015

Since launching TowerFall, Matt Makes Games Inc. had countless requests for new levels, characters, power-ups, and modes. A lot of your suggestions have been really valuable, and after recovery from the game’s launch back in March, Matt Makes Games Inc. began forming new ideas of their own. Slowly but surely, they’re plans for an expansion took shape. Matt Makes Games Inc. is excited to announce that the Dark World Expansion will hit PS4 in early 2015.

TowerFall Dark World

Matt Makes Games Inc. wants to call this an expansion rather than DLC, because it expands the game in every direction rather than providing small incremental additions. Approaching it this way allows them to tie all the new stuff together in a very cohesive manner. For fans, this means more playable archers, levels, modes, power-ups, variants, trials, and more.

TowerFall Dark World

Joining the roster is the red archer, the Vainglorious Ghoul. As her appearance suggests, she captains an infamous ghost ship known as The Amaranth. The Amaranth, it turns out, is also one of four new level sets in the expansion. These new locations are spread across the Dark World, a twisted reality parallel to the TowerFall world you’re familiar with.

The final tower, Cataclysm, uses procedurally generated levels to make sure every match is unique and surprising.

And then there’s the new power-ups, such as Trigger Arrows, which behave like remote mines. Stick them to walls or ceilings in clever positions, wait for the perfect moment, and detonate when your opponents least expect it.

Or the otherworldly Prism Arrows that lock your enemies in magical prisons so they have nowhere to hide. These are a few highlights from our work so far. If you want to keep up on development and read about everything we’ve added, check out the TowerFall blog where we’re posting regular updates on the expansion.

TowerFall Dark World

We’re already having a blast playtesting these additions — they open doors to countless new ways to trick your friends, and countless, more hilarious outcomes. With so much excellent community feedback, we have a great handle on what players love about TowerFall, and see this as the perfect opportunity to push the game to its limits. I’ll be at PlayStation Experience in Vegas next month, taking all challengers as we demo the Dark World Expansion for attendees.


That is all for this week folks! Make sure to check back with us for more updates in the future!

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