This Week’s PlayStation Updates, Features and Games

Now you can have a sweet looking dashboard with the Masamune update!

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Hello Gamers,

Here is this week’s updates, features and games from PlayStation. One of the huge things about this is the Masamune update that will now allow gamers to customize themes and colors to their dashboard on the PS4! Now your PS4 can really feel like it’s made for you!

This list below is as follows:

Major PS4 System Software Update v2.0 AvailableTomorrow

PS4‘s system software v2.00, codenamed Masamune, is making its arrival tomorrow and they can’t wait for you to check out all the new enhancements it’ll bring to your PS4. This update adds unique, forward-looking features like Share Play, and addresses some of the most highly requested features from the community including YouTube integration, USB music player, ability to find players you may know, sorting options for PS4′s game library, and themes that change the look of your home screen. This is the biggest update they’ve delivered to date for PS4.

For a look at what you can expect, check out our walk-through video on key Masamune features. And don’t forget to watch the walk-through video of the SharePlay feature below.


Here’s a recap of some top features you can expect with Masamune in list form:

  • Share Play: PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing you to invite a friend to join your game — even when they don’t own a copy of it. PlayStation Plus membership is required for certain Share Play features.
  • YouTube: Upload your gameplay highlights directly from PS4 to YouTube by clicking the “SHARE” button on DualShock 4. In addition, a YouTube app for PS4 will be available to download from the PlayStation Store.
  • Themes & Colors: Personalize your home screen background with select themes and colors. As a big thank-you to the PlayStation Nation, we want to kick-start your dynamic theme options by giving away a theme for two of the biggest titles gamers will be playing on PlayStation 4 this fall; Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Both themes will be available for download on Tuesday.
  • Live Broadcasting Enhancements: Search filters, archived broadcast support and more have been added to Live from PlayStation
  • Content Area & Library: Find and access your content quicker with a redesigned Content Area and improved filter and sort functions for the PS4 Library.
  • USB Music Player*: Insert USB memory with music in your PS4 and start playing your favorite tunes in the background.
  • What’s New: To make the activity feed more relevant and timely for you, What’s New will add Friends of Friends suggestions and Live Broadcasting updates from your friends at the top of your feed.
PS4 Theme: Paper Scalpture (Top)PS4 Theme: Spiral (Top)

For the full list of features in PS4 system software update (v2.00) and instructions for updating your PS4 system, please visit this page after the update goes live. As a reminder, you can also set your PS4 to download system updates automatically.

PS Vita and PS TV Update

Also available tonight is a new system software update (v3.35) for PS Vita and PS TV, which includes 4-player Remote Play support for PS TV, as well as the Live from PlayStation app, which allows you watch game streams from PS4 on both your PS Vita and PS TV devices. A full features list and instructions for updating PS Vita and PS TV can be found here after the update goes live.

PS App Update

Lastly, don’t forget to update your PlayStation App on your mobile devices to the latest version. The new 2.0 update will include a redesigned home screen, and a new layout for tablets.

This has been an amazing first year for PS4 so far, with more than 10 million units sold and a robust set of new features already added including SHAREfactory, automatic pre-download, and more. PlayStation pleased to see the great feedback they’ve been getting from fans like you, which helps them to make PS4 the best place to play.

*User can play music files stored inside USB storage but cannot copy music files to PS4 HDD. This application cannot be used at the same time with Music Unlimited. USB Music Player will appear once USB storage is inserted, and will disappear once USB storage is removed.

The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 10/28/2014

The Drop

Goblins, ghouls, ghosts, and gremlins fill the streets. Candy flows like a river of sugar. People willingly terrify themselves. Halloween is creeping around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a shambling host of new games coming to PlayStation?

First up, Freedom Wars, coming to PS Vita. In the not-too-distant future, humans are born into incarceration. Fight for your freedom and wield insane weapons against hulking monsters. Team up with other players online, customize your character, and select a city to represent in your fight against imprisonment.

Not spooky enough for you? Not a problem. Costume Quest 2 hits PS4 and PS3 this week. This adorable RPG sequel has tricks and treats in abundance, with new environments to explore and even a Sackboy costume to use!

And if you’re just feeling a little overwhelmed by all this Halloween horror, belt out a few of your favorite tunes in SingStar, which launches this week on PS4. And you don’t even need a mic, actually. Just download the free SingStar companion app and turn your smart device into a glorious conduit of performance art. Or embarrassing karaoke. Either way.

For a full list of games coming to PlayStation this week, head below. And enjoy Halloween and the Drop!

New PlayStation Games This Week

Battle Islands

Battle Islands PS4

DigitalIt’s 1942, and deep in the South Pacific your platoon of crack-troops lands on a tropical island, but can you defeat enemy forces and hold your ground to fight another day? You’ll need to act quickly in this action-packed, WW2-themed battle strategy game.

Blood of the Werewolf

Blood of the Werewolf PS3 Digital

Become Selena, loving mother, devoted wife, and powerful werewolf. Take revenge on the monsters that have slain your husband and stolen your child, in this love letter to classic platformers. Seamlessly transform from human to werewolf in moonlight, as you shoot, slash, and smash your way through more than 30 enemies and five brutal boss arenas.

Costume Quest 2

Costume Quest 2 PS4, PS3 Digital

Trick, treat, and pick a fight with villainous dental soldiers in Costume Quest 2, the sweet sequel to Double Fine’s hit original, Costume Quest, that turned fans of all ages into candy obsessed crusaders. This inspired RPG adventure includes a range of new features and gameplay improvements to double the amount of mischievous fun.

Deadfall Adventures: Heart of Atlantis

Deadfall Adventures: Heart of Atlantis PS3 Digital

Ready your guns, because the hunt is on. Classic action-adventure story set in exotic locations around the globe — Egypt, Arctic, and forgotten ruins of the Maya. Inspired by the novels of H. Rider Haggard. Levels full of traps, puzzles and hidden treasures.

Freedom Wars

Freedom Wars PS Vita Digital, Retail

In the not-too-distant future, atmospheric pollution has devastated the earth and resources have become scarce. Harsh new penal communities have formed in order to survive. The communities, known as Panopticons, battle to secure what precious few resources remain.


Home PS4 Digital

This horror adventure is a player-driven story that responds to your choices; taking cues from adventure games as well as side-scrollers, what happens in Home is entirely up to the player. As you make choices and even explore, the game changes in subtle ways to reflect your adventure.


#killallzombies PS4 Digital

In the distant future, #killallzombies is thrusting civilians into a sport of survival were a ravenous zombie population is unleashed in the name of sports entertainment. With the potential of a collective horde of over 1,000 zombies, television spectators vote upon how many and what kind of zombies or obstacles they want to uncage to make survival all the more harder for you to accomplish.

Lords of the Fallen

Lords of the Fallen PS4 Digital, Retail

The world trembles in fear as the Demonic Rhogar Legions re-emerge from their dark realm. Harkyn, a convicted criminal rejected by society, must face the Fallen Lords — in a quest to save humanity. Plunge into a fast paced action RPG with a complex and satisfying melee combat system.

MX vs. ATV Supercross

MX vs. ATV: Supercross PS3 Digital, Retail

Rip, jump, and scrub your way around 17 tracks and try to cross the finish line first against more than 40 official riders and harvest all that motocross glory. Choose between bikes or ATVs, and play multiple game modes.

NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15 PS4 Digital, Retail

NBA Live 15 arrives with photo-realistic visuals and 500+ core gameplay improvements delivering a truly fluid, fun and authentic basketball gaming experience. Reimagined visuals drop you courtside alongside the biggest stars.

Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror

Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror PS Vita Digital

“Have you ever wondered what it feels to be a ghostly being?” You have always lived happily in your mansion. A mansion that you managed to obtain with a lot of hard work and many personal sacrifices. Naturally you don’t want anyone else to take care of it, not even in death! But now, after your demise, many tenants have taken over it, and this is intolerable to you.


SingStar PS4 Digital

Everyone’s got what it takes. Get your hands on the best party game for singers everywhere by downloading SingStar. You don’t even need microphones to play — just download the SingStar Mic app and your smart device will be transformed into a personal mic.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze PS3 Digital, Retail

The Turtles are back in action against the evils of the world! Stop Shredder and his army of mutants as he threatens to unleash the power of a new Super Mutagen that could destroy their beloved NYC.

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops PS3, PS Vita Digital (Cross Buy)

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops is an epic, bite-sized arcade shooter, filled to the brim with action-packed mini maps of mayhem! Take control of your tiny troopers as you battle evil adversaries from around the world with a multitude of weapons.

The Unfinished Swan

The Unfinished Swan PS4, PS Vita Digital (Cross Buy)

Explore a mysterious all-white landscape by splatting paint to reveal the world around you. As Monroe, a 10-year-old orphan, you’ll follow a swan that’s stepped out of an unfinished painting and wandered off into a surreal, storybook-inspired kingdom.

WWE 2K15

WWE 2K15 PS3 Digital, Retail

WWE 2K15 will introduce the most authentic WWE gameplay to date, closer than ever to what fans see on WWE TV. With a host of gameplay advancements, WWE 2K15 will bring the atmosphere of WWE to your home.


Demos and Betas

Blood of the Werewolf — PS3 Trial

Deadfall Adventures: Heart of Atlantis — PS3 Trial


There you have it guys. Make sure to check these games out and get ready for the Masamune update! I’m sure everyone has been waiting awhile for an update like this!

Don’t miss out!

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