Sunday, 24 July 2016

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

What's up, G2G:Evolved community members? After a three to four month hiatus, I'm back with the weekly PlayStation news. Things have been changing in our lives but we're trying to give you all the news you need to know about. This is a quick overview of what's happened this week in the PlayStation world.

Gravity Rush 2 Comes Out This Year, New Trailer
It's coming soon! Gravity Rush 2 finally has a release date and it's November 30 in Europe, December 2 in North America as announced on the PlayStation Blogs and this new trailer:
Kat is back at it again, controlling gravity, jumping around, flipping, flopping, hopping, stopping, and kicking asses. Everyone pre-ordering the game at select retailers will get the alternate white costume and the official soundtrack, while pre-ordering the game in the PS Store will get you 10 PSN avatars. That's not all. Prior to the release of Gravity Rush 2, we will get an anime called Gravity Rush The Animation ~ Overture ~ which tells the story between the two games, Gravity Rush and this release.
[Source: PS Blog US, PS Blog EU]

Rise Of The Tomb Raider Soon Available on PS4
Crystal Dynamics' co-head Scot Amos announced the arrival of Rise of the Tomb Raider this week on the PlayStation Blog. It's the 20 Year Celebration edition that is packed with DLC and new features. But most importantly, the release date is set to October 11. Together with Nexxis Software, Crystal Dynamics will bring the game with new DLC that is also VR compatible to the PlayStation 4. New game modes will give you a survival feeling where there are no checkpoints, you jump from campfire to campfire and become the "Extreme Survivor". You can expect new multiplayer modes and all the already released DLC in this 20 Year Celebration edition of the game.
[Source: PS Blog EU]

PS4 Neo Might Launch This Year, GameStop CEO Talks
At CNBC this week, GameStop CEO Paul Reines talked about Pokemon GO and the release of the Nintendo NX. After telling the interviewer that the console won't launch this year, he mentioned the PS4 Neo and the Xbox One S.
"Yes, there will be a new Nintendo console launch in March 2017. But remember, there are two different form factors: a PS4 Neo and an Xbox One new slim version. So there will be some activity and upgrades, along with the VR."
A PR person at GameStop told Gamespot that Paul Reines never referenced a release window of the consoles, he was only talking briefly about other hardware that was coming as a counterpart to the Nintendo NX. Interestingly, he never mentioned Microsoft's Scorpio project. Could this mean that he actually was referencing a release window for the PlayStation 4 Neo for this year? We'll keep our eyes and ears open.
[Source: Gamespot]

Square Enix Reveals World of Final Fantasy Collector's Edition
All you Chocobo riders, Moogle lovers, and crystal prayers, you will love this! On October 25, World of Final Fantasy, a slightly different approach to the JRPG we like so much, will be available on PlayStation 4 and the Vita in North America. Now, Square Enix revealed the three different special editions that you can pre-order right now at the Square Enix Store, the Day-One Edition, the Limited Edition, and the Collector's Edition. Down below you can see all the info you need to know about these different versions.

Collector’s Edition

  • Presented as a physical pop-up book, World of Final Fantasy comes to life through striking 3D paper cutouts. As the pop-up book is opened, fantastic physical content concealed in the book is revealed, including:
    • Physical game disc
    • A special 80-page hardback artbook showing off the fresh toy-like visuals
    • The original soundtrack of the game’s enchanting score
    • A set of three mini-figurines including the legendary Cloud, Lightning and Squall
    • Extra digital content, including White Chocobo®, Glow Moogle and Red Bonnetberry mirages, a Sephiroth summon and a Japanese voice-over option add-on
  • Available exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store for $119.99 USD

Limited Edition

  • Unique packaging including the physical game disc plus a 24-page artbook
  • Extra digital content, including White Chocobo, Glow Moogle and Red Bonnetberry mirages, a Sephiroth summon and a Japanese voice-over option add-on
  • Available at select retailers for $59.99 USD

Day One Edition

  • Physical game disc
  • Extra digital content, including White Chocobo, Glow Moogle and Red Bonnetberry Mirages, a Sephiroth summon and a Japanese voice-over option add-on
  • Available at all retailers for $59.99 USD

July 2016:
Laser Disco Defenders - PS Vita (07/26/2016)
Riptide GP: Renegade - PS4 (07/26/2016)

August 2016:
BATMAN - The Telltale Series - PS4 (08/02/2016)
Brut@l - PS4 (08/09/2016)
UNO - PS4 (08/09/2016)
Inversus - PS4 (08/16/2016)

September 2016:
Destiny: Rise of Iron - PS4 (09/20/2016)

October 2016:
Dragon Quest Builders - PS4, PS Vita (10/11/2016)
Rise of the Tomb Raider - PS4 (10/11/2016)

November 2016:
Gravity Rush 2 - PS4 (11/30/2016)

Vikings – Wolves of Midgard - PS4

The weekly PlayStation Store updates will be back soon and I will link them in future posts.

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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