Supermassive Games, the studio behind the upcoming PS4 exclusive B-movie horror title Until Dawn, has announced via twitter that the game has gone gold. For those who are unaware, “going gold” means the development of a video game is finished and it is now time for the discs to be manufactured and distributed.
Naughty Dog has released the extended version of the highly talked about Uncharted 4 demo, shown at this year’s E3. The extra footage picks up (Obviously) where the previous video left, as Nathan continues his attempt to rescue his older Brother Sam from his pursuers. What follows is an action packed spectacle that puts a lot of movies to shame.
You can skip ahead to the 7:30 mark in the video if you want to get straight to the new footage. Honestly though, watching it from start to finish, makes it that much cooler.
Uncharted: A Thief’s End will release in Spring 2016 exclusively on PlayStation 4.
Just last week Sony unveiled its 1TB PS4 model for European and PAL territories. Amazon.co.uk recently listed the console for £349.99. Those of you who are looking for an even better price should head on over to GameStop where they can pre-order it for £289.97.
The 1TB PS4 Ultimate Player Edition will release on July 15th. Sony has gone on record saying that there are no plans to announce the bundle for a NA release at this time.
Remember the kick ass gameplay demo of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Sony showed at this year’s E3? Well an extended version of it was shown behind closed doors for the gaming press, and now everyone else will get a chance to see it in action.
Developer Naughty Dog sent out a tweet earlier stating that everyone can watch the extended gameplay on via their twitch channel, on July 1 at 11am PST. The tweet is accompanied with a little .gif that offers fans a very brief glimpse of what’s to come.
PDP has announced their Universal Media Remote for the PlayStation 4 console. For $30, you will be able to control up to 4 devices including media playback on your PS4. The remote is officially licensed by Sony and features dedicated PS4 Home and Power buttons. Upon closer inspection, you can see other PS4 specific buttons, including the Share and Options buttons.
Official Product Details:
Officially licensed by Sony
Complete control of all PS4 media playback via Bluetooth
Easily control up to 4 devices
Dedicated buttons for PS4 Home and Power
The PDP Universal Media Remote for PS4 will release on October 31, 2015. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.
Here’s even more PS4 console news from Sony to start the week off, as the company has announced another PS4 model, this time with twice the hard drive space. That’s right Sony has officially revealed a 1TB PS4 with the ‘Ultimate Player Edition’.
The 1TB model will release in select European and PAL territories on July 15, 2015. No word yet on non PAL regions, but it is safe to say they will see a release as well.
In case you missed it, Sony also announced a new 500GB PS4 model that is lighter and consumes less power.
Editor’s Note: Update: There still may be hope for a 1TB PS4 coming to the United States, but Sony has publicly commented to GameInformer that there will be no announcement at this time and more specifically the following: “We have no plans to announce at this time.”
As promised yesterday, Ninja Theory has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming video game, Hellblade. The trailer gives us a look at the game in action, while also offering a deeper look at its plot. When we were originally told that the game follows Senua’s journey into hell, many assumed she would be traversing its underworld. Turns out it isn’t just about the realm of Helheim but a more realistic hell as well. A hell that many people face everyday, the degradation of one’s mental health.
“The Hell in question is no ordinary Hell, but is in fact a Hell that is the manifestation of Senua’s mental illness. Senua experiences psychosis, including hallucinations and delusions, as well as suffering from anxiety and depression. As a player you will witness Senua’s living nightmare through her own eyes,” explains Dominic Matthews, Ninja Theory’s Product Development Ninja
One of Senua’s Hallucinations?
The indie developer aims to deliver a fantasy experience that “breaks down barriers” and lets everyone “see the world without prejudice”, citing George Orwell’s 1984 and George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead as inspiration.
“Developing Hellblade independently gives us the freedom to tackle a subject as challenging as mental health. It is a subject that we are handling with all the respect it deserves, ensuring that our portrayal of Senua’s condition is both accurate and sensitive.”
Mental Health is serious yet sensitive issue and Ninja Theory knows this. Therefore in order to properly tackle something so sensitive and taboo, they will work together with those who have a much better understanding of the subject.
“To help us with this we are working closely with Professor Paul Fletcher, a professor of Health Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, as well as arranging to consult directly with people who have experience of mental health difficulties. We are also very proud to say that Hellblade is being supported by Wellcome Trust, which is a global charitable foundation which aims to build a greater public understanding of science and in particular health.”
Ninja Theory has also released their newest developer diary, offering more insight on the mind of Senua. Hellblade is set to release in sometime in 2016 for PS4 and PC.
Sony has released a new video for their upcoming remaster of the critically acclaimed, God of War III. The video features the game’s anti-hero Kratos, in a brutal Boss Battle against Hades, God of the Underworld.
The remastered version of the hit PS3 title will be rendered in 1080p resolution and run at 60fps. All previous DLC content will be included, along with the popular photo mode, which will allow players to freeze, edit and share the game’s epic moments.
God of War III Remaster will releases on July 14, 2015, exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
Axiom Verge is the Metroid/Castlevania/Contra/etc inspired action platformer developed by Tom Happ. The premise is that you control Trace, a scientist who was hurt and then wakes up in a mysterious, advanced, and horrifying world. The more you progress the more equipment you obtain. The world begins to open up to you. It feels as if a ode to games of old that provided that feeling of isolation to a diverse point.
After the intro cut scene, which is stylized 16 bit style, you get dropped into the world. Then all of a sudden you hear (read) a mysterious voice that begins to guide you. You gain some equipment, fight some enemies and then get ready for the first boss. Now for me the boss killed me the first time since my health was low. Your death is written in the game. You literally copy your brain and body at save points which I found to be massively interesting.
Axiom Verge provides the player with the option of non-linear exploration throughout 9 different areas. The game features many different tools you can obtain, including various weapons with unique firing modes. There are also many abilities and upgrades for Trace such as health. You will fight a vast a array of different enemies, and have to obtain many different tools to even get past certain areas. Some bosses are easier with better weapons of course. You can pretty much do anything in the order you choose as well, which makes it a interesting experience. Plus about halfway through the game you can become pretty over powered to regular enemies, but bosses can still be a challenge. The game even features a speedrun mode, challenging you to see just how fast you can finish the game. Let’s just say you need to beat it a few times to do a good speedrun.
The game carries itself with a interesting narrative experience. At times you question yourself and whats happening on screen. The more bosses you fight, the more items and weapons you obtain, the stronger you become, but is what’s happening real? The game at times feels as you have been sent to hell, or are in a nightmare, a coma, a simulation, the twist and turns become insane at times for someone like myself who is into this genre and the heavy narrative experience. The game even has it’s share of plot twist in a way, but I am not spoiling that for you.
Final Verdict: Overall Axiom Verge is a great experience. There is nothing I can really say negatively about this game it is simply amazing. It even feels oddly familiar. It fills as a great successor to like Super Metroid. It may not be that good, but trust me this game is close enough. I recommended this to anybody who likes good games. Stay classy everyone, and buy this game!
Overall Score: 9.5/10
RGN Rating: Platinum Game
Developer: Tom Happ
Publisher: Thomas Happ Games
Available on: PS4 | Coming soon to PS Vita and Windows
Played on: Sony PlayStation 4
Review Copy info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.
If you are a fan of Batman and were looking for the right time to pick up a PS4, then you are in luck. Sony has announced a Limited Edition Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 bundle via the PS Blog.
For $449.99, the bundle will include the limited edition Steel Grey PS4 system chassis featuring a custom Arkham Knight faceplate, a matching Steel Grey Dualshock 4 controller and a copy of the game (Obviously).
If Steel Grey isn’t your color, then there will also be a Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle for $50 less. This bundle will include the console and controller in standard Jet Black and a copy of Batman: Arkham Knight.
Both bundles will be available to preorder starting today and will be available when the game launches on June 23rd. All PS4 owners of the game will receive bonus content before anyone else, including extra custom skins for the Dark Knight and his badass ride.
Batman: Aarkham Knight will also release on PC and Xbox One.
Naughty Dog’s Creative Director, Neil Druckmann has announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been delayed. According to his note on the PlayStation blog, Druckmann states the game being “much more ambitious” than they realize, as the reason for the delay.
“After spending so many years with Nathan Drake, he means a lot to the team, and telling the climactic chapter of his adventures is a task we don’t take lightly — this game deserves every bit of the attention to detail, precise pacing, and nuanced storytelling Naughty Dog is known for. So we’ve made the difficult choice of pushing the game’s release date. Giving us a few extra months will make certain that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End not only meets the team’s high standards, but the high standards that gamers have come to expect from a Naughty Dog title.”
Players can now expect to continue Nathan Drake’s adventures in the spring of 2016.
Jungle Rumble is a 2D Real Time Strategy / Rhythm game for the iOS and now PlayStation Vita from developer Disco Pixel. Players take control of the group of monkeys, the Mofongo Tribe” as they fend off a neighboring tribe who is trying to steal all of the bananas in their part of the jungle. The game begins with a short intro cinematic and a tutorial on how to play the game. The game will also give a short tutorial whenever a new gameplay mechanic is introduced.
In the early stages of the game, the Mofongo tribe leader will teach you how to move around fluidly. The monkeys throw coconuts at their rivals and team up to fight bigger squads of enemies all while keeping the beat. The moves are placed on a four step rhythm, each representing a different beat of a conga drum.
When players get used to the basic game mechanics in the first act, Jungle Rumble picks up the pace in the second and the opposition will be come even more fierce. Players will have less time to complete levels and even more monkeys to deal with. When players end each level they will notice that their rating (gold, silver, or bronze) will be determined by how fast they cleared the stage, how many monkeys from their tribe are left standing, and did they dispatch all the enemies before grabbing the bananas and ending the level.
This is where the RTS elements come into play because the player not only has to time their moves to the beat but they also have to watch their foes before they get taken down. The third act will turn the story, as well as the gameplay, upside down and player wits will be tested like never before – but we will not spoil that for you here. The gameplay is fun, very upbeat, and addictive. The music syncs to every move the player makes while in-game.
Jungle Rumble’s user interface in the menus can be a bit daunting. Some players may find it hard to pick up where they left off in each section and will have to carefully tap the next level order to play. The game also keeps a very fast pace leaving some rhythm-deprived players out in the cold if they don’t time the beats just right.
These quirks aside, Jungle Rumble plays just as smooth as any other great mobile or handheld rhythm game out there on the market. The sound design is something to behold, as the game’s soundtrack completely syncs to the players moves and the conga drums add to the soundtrack as the missing instrument while you play. The graphics and art style are very stylistic and gamers will see the heart and soul that Disco Pixel put into the look of the game.
Jungle Rumble is a great hybrid among the many other games in the RTS / Rhythm genres. The game boasts a touching story, addictive gameplay, as well as an amazing soundtrack. The game has little blips that may slow down the game’s progression but the game is still wonderful to play. Jungle Rumble also has a bit of a learning curve that some players will have to get used to, though others may grasp in minutes. If you are looking for a new game to add to your PS Vita library or just want to try something different then Jungle Rumble is the game for you.
Jungle Rumble is a fun, cute, and daring mix of both Real Time Strategy and Rhythm game genres. The music and art style blend seamlessly with the gameplay to create an experience like no other. The game does have a couple user interface issues on the PlayStation Vita and the controls take a bit to get used to but all in all Jungle Rumble is a blast. There is no other game like Jungle Rumble available on the market today and if you are a PlayStation Vita owner or an iOS user this is a must own.
Overall Score: 7.5 / 10 RGN Rating: Bronze Game Developer / Publisher: Disco Pixel
Available On: Vita | iOS | Android
Played On: Sony PlayStation Vita
Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.