Sunday, 24 January 2016

PlayStation News Round-Up, January 18th - 24th

What's up, G2G:Evolved community members? This is a quick overview of what's happened this week in the PlayStation world.


Guerrilla Celebrates 15 Years of Killzone with New Visual Design Book
It's been 15 years after the creation of the first Killzone that was later released on PlayStation 2. The visual arts in this series of games are quite impressive and shaped the world of Killzone to something that is unique in its appearance. Fans of the art will be pleased to hear that for the occasion of 15 years of Killzone, you are now able to pre-order the 208-page long book titled Killzone Visual Design, which will be published on February 1st, for a price of $50.00/€48.49 or your regional equivalent. For more info on the book and the beautiful art that comes with it, watch the video below.

[Source: PS Blog EU]

Sega Announced Valkyria Chronicles Remaster PS4
On their YouTube channel, Sega teased more news about the Valkyria Chronicles Remaster on PS4, which is slated to release in Japan on February 10. On Friday on their Twitter feed however, they give us yet another tease with this picture and a date, next Monday.
Reassembled, the image looks like the Edelweiss, the tank that you are controlling in the game:

[Source: Gematsu]

PS4 Bundles Announced
Two new PlayStation 4 bundles have been announced this week. The first includes the 1TB PS4 with Ubisoft's new game Far Cry Primal due out on February 23rd. Alongside the announcement of the bundle, Ubisoft also presented us a new story trailer.
The second bundle announced this week is the Street Fighter V one, which will release on February 16th. Just like the Far Cry Primal bundle, it comes with a 1TB jet black PS4 and DS4 and a physical copy of the game.
[Source: PS Blog EU (1, 2)]

PlayStation Store's Top Downloads of 2015
On the PlayStation Blog in the US and in Europe, PlayStation gave us a nice list of the top downloads of December 2015 as well as for the whole year.
In the US, the top download of the year were Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PS4, which is pretty impressive being only two months on the Store, Minecraft: PlayStation3 Edition on PS3 (obviously), and Sword Art Online -Hollow Fragment- on PS Vita to name a few.
Whereas in Europe, the top downloads of the year were Destiny: The Taken King on PS4, Minecraft again on PS3 and also on PS Vita.
For the whole list of the top downloads of 2015 and the month of December, which also lists DLCs and PS One classics, visit their respective blog posts.
[Source: PS Blog US, PS Blog EU]

Mark Cerny's Debut on Twitter and Hideo Kojima
Hideo Kojima is now a free man and to celebrate his freedom he and Mark Cerny took a tour through Sony's studios and more. Mark and Hideo documented their experiences on Twitter with Mark having his debut on the platform. Pretty funny guys!

Saints Row Undercover, the Cancelled PSP Game
From Volition, this video was posted on their channel, which shows us some game footage as well as background info on the cancelled PSP game Saints Row Undercover. It started as a Saints Row 2 port from the PS2 but later became something of its own, with a new story and optimized gameplay. However, this never happened as "old THQ" was against publishing the game. On January 28th, Volition will live stream Saints Row Undercover over on their Twitch channel:
"Join us on our twitch channel @ 2pm PT/5pm ET/22:00 GMT to chat with us live while we play it!
http://twitch.tv/dsvolition"


Announcements
Quite a few games were announced in the last couple of days and this is the new segment of the weekly news, in which I will list all the new games' dates right here.
February, 9th:
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - PS4

February, 16th:
Layers of Fear - PS4
The Escapists The Walking Dead - PS4

Coming Soon:
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution - PS4, PS Vita (Cross-Buy)
NeuroVoider - PS4
Pixel Piracy - PS4
Wondershot - PS4

And like every week, the PlayStation Store got updated with a lot of new entries. See the PlayStation Store Update for January 20th.

This is it for this week's news, check back next Sunday for more about PlayStation. Also, check out all our other content here on G2G:Evolved.

JerriKoe - Game on!

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