Sunday, 17 January 2016

PlayStation News Round-Up, January 4th - 17th

What's up, G2G:Evolved community members? Last weekend I hadn't had the chance to do the weekly write-up. So here are the news for the last two weeks instead.

Volume for PS Vita, Cross-Buy on PS4
Mike Bithel's sneaking action game finally made it onto the Vita. It took quite a bit but here it is the game that quite reminds of a tactical espionage action game we all know too well. (Metal Gear Solid) 100 levels, a level editor to upload your level for the community as well as community levels are all playable.
It's cross-buy on Vita and PS4 and already announced is Volume: Coda, an expansion campaign with a new story in the same universe coming to PlayStation VR.
[Source: PS Blog EU]

100+ Games Added to PS Now US, 23 PS3 Titles to PS Now UK
Good news to PlayStation Now subscribers, 100+ titles were added, 40+ of them being PS3 exclusive games. For the whole list visit the PS Blog and have a look for yourself.
Not only the North American PS Now users get something, as 23 PS3 titles were added to the service in the UK. The whole list can be found on the PS Blog EU.
[Source: PS Blog US, PS Blog EU]

35.9 Million Units Sold Worldwide
At the beginning of this month, Sony announced some statistics regarding console and game sales and PS+ subscriptions. During the holiday season 2015, more than 5.7 million PS4 units were sold reaching a total of 35.9 million units sold worldwide. 35 million digital and physical copies of games were sold to the costumer. The membership of the online subscription by Sony, PlayStation Plus, went up by 60% relative to the same period last year.
[Source: GameInformer]

PS2 Classic Psychonauts Comes to PS4
James Spafford from Double Fine Productions announced this week the arrival of PlayStation 2 classic Psychonauts on PlayStation 4 this spring. That chimes in perfectly with the announcement of Psychonauts 2, which is now fully crowdfunded.
[Source: PS Blog US]

Winners: PlayStation.Blog 2015 Game of the Year Awards
Last year's PlayStation Blog winners of the GotY and other awards have been posted on the Blog. The GotY 2015 goes to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PlayStation 4, while PlayStation 3's GotY 2015 is Metal Gear Solid V. Resident Evil Revelations 2 has been awarded the GotY on PlayStation Vita. More awards can be seen on the blog.
[Source: PS Blog US]

Crypt of the NecroDancer Coming to PS4, PS Vita
The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita are getting the rhytmical, colorful roguelike RPG Crypt of the NecroDancer on February 2nd. As a big fan of game soundtracks, I can't wait to play this game, having one song already in Amplitude on the PS4, that is also featured in the trailer above.
[Source: PS Blog EU]

PS+ Extension for all Subscribers During the Outage
Check your email inbox and you'll find a message by PlayStation to extend your PlayStation+ subscription for the day lost playing without your friends.
[Source: @PlayStation]

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is arriving on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita
The remastered version of 2007's release from developer Vanillaware now makes its way onto all PlayStation platforms on June 7th, Atlus confirmed. A lot of fans were waiting for this as the genius social media campaign, in which fans signed-up for a 8-bit version of the game by tweeting to Atlus Japan's Twitter account, was a big success in November and finally it is coming.
[Source: Polygon]

Free LEGO Marvel’s Avengers DLC Exclusively for PS4, PS3
LEGO Marvel's Avengers fans, listen here! Free DLC is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consisting of the Captain America: Civil War Character Pack on January 26th and later this spring you will get the Ant-Man Character & Level Pack.
Within the Civil War Character Pack, you will get nine new characters from the next movie, including Captain America, Iron Man (Mark 46 armor), Black Panther, Winter Soldier, Falcon, War Machine, Scarlet Witch, Crossbones, and Agent 13. You can take all these characters into the main game and the different open worlds and different levels.
Next up, in the Ant-Man Character & Level Pack, one level based on a section of the film will be featured in this as well as eleven characters: Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Ant-Man (Hank Pym), Ant-Thony (Flying Ant), Cassie Lang, Darren Cross, Scott Lang, Hank Pym, Hope Van Dyne, Luis, The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), and Yellowjacket.
[Source: PS Blog US]

New Footage of RIGS Mechanized Combat League from PSX
Our friend from Kinda Funny, Greg Miller, presented us by what he believes shoutcasting is the PlayStation VR shooter RIGS Mechanized Combat League in this video below. We got a few nice scenes of what the game is looking like and see that the players seem very satisfied with the new shooter by Guerrilla Cambridge.
[Source: PS Blog EU]

And like every week, the PlayStation Store got updated with a lot of new entries. See the PlayStation Store Update for January 13th.

This is it for the last two 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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