Sunday, 6 March 2016

PlayStation News Round-Up, February 29th - March 6th

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

MLB The Show 16 Release Date Revealed
MLB The Show is back in action and for this year's edition we now have a digital release date in the PAL region, March 29th. The trailer that has been released last year at PSX shows us the new ShowTime feature, which lets you slow down the action and get that critical catch or hit.
And as always Road to the Show is part of the game, a lot has been improved and I can't wait to see how the new training system works out.
MVP, MLB Players Association’s Player of the Year and the AL Outstanding Player Josh Donaldson from the Toronto Blue Jays will grace the cover of MLB The Show 16.
[Source: PS Blog EU]

Heavy Rain Out on PS4 This Week
In case you missed it, Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls was out on PS4 since late last year. The blockbuster Hollywood-style game Heavy Rain joined the Beyond: Two Souls for PlayStation 4 on the PlayStation Store and at retailers around the world this week. For owners of Beyond: Two Souls before Heavy Rain's appearance on the PS Store, they will get a discount buying Heavy Rain for PS4. There is also a collection now available that contains both remastered versions of the games.
[Source: PS Blog US]

Get an Extra €15 when Spending €100 on PlayStation Store
Hey, big spender! There is a nice special offer happening on the PlayStation Store right now. If you top up your PS Store wallet £100/€100/AU$150 or more, you can grab another £15/€15/AU$20. Chris Howe on the PS Blog tells us how to do it:

  1. Top up your wallet using any available payment method you like.
  2. We’ll send you a message via your PS4 after 9th March 2016 with a voucher code.
  3. Redeem that voucher code on PlayStation Store to get your wallet top up.
  4. Buy games!

But hurry, the offer will end on March 8th at 11.59 PM. The £15/€15/AU$20 voucher will expire this month also, you will have time until March 27th to redeem it. Countries that are included in this offer are Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Australia, Greece, Finland, Slovenia, Iceland, Slovakia, Malta, Cyprus.
[Source: PS Blog EU]

Release Date and Trailer for Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
One trailer stood out to me this week with its eerie, much intriguing, and very beautiful look to it. Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter has now a release date and the trailer that I praised so much is down below for you to watch. The eighth installment of the Sherlock Holmes series and sequel to Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, which came out in 2014, will be available to purchase on May 27th.
[Source: PS Blog EU]

"Photorealistic" Look for Street Fighter V?
In an interview with producer of Street Fighter V, Koichi Sugiyama pointed out that Capcom was initially going for "photorealistic" graphics but shortly after a few concept arts this idea was scrapped.
"In the very early stages of development, we actually put together a build of SF5 that was rendered in photorealistic graphics. But when we did, we realized that it just wouldn't be Street Fighter without the bold, anime-esque look and feel to the game, so we decided to shelve the whole photorealism idea altogether."
When he was asked if there was any screenshot of it, Koichi Sugiyama said there actually is one (the one on the right) and continued to explain why Ryu has gotten the look that he has right now:
"At this point in time, Ryu had just gotten back from training in seclusion in the mountains, so he's grown a beard and is covered with all these cuts and bruises. The idea to make a 'Hot Ryu' battle costume came from this photorealistic build of SF5."
Very interesting but let's thank these guys that this did not happen. Street Fighter's visuals have always been unique and I am happy that it is looking like it is now... although I'm not digging Ken's new look. (Yeah, I said it.)
[Source: GamespotEventHub]

Announcements
Spring 2016:
KOI - PS4

April 2016:
Enter the Gungeon - PS4 (04/05/16)

May 2016:
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter - PS4 (05/27/16)

June 2016:
No Man’s Sky - PS4 (06/21/16 in NA, 06/22/16 in PAL, 06/24/16 in the UK)

Summer 2016:
VEV: Viva Ex Vivo - PS4 (PS VR supported)
10 Second Ninja X - PS4, PS Vita
Monster Boy - PS4

TBD:
Xenoraid - PS4, PS Vita
Refactor - PS4

And like every week, the PlayStation Store got updated with a lot of new entries. See the PlayStation Store Update for March 2nd.

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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