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New Dragon’s Dogma 2 trailer showcases Warfarer vocation, out March 22

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Hi PlayStation Blog readers! We are very excited to share the newest trailer for Dragon’s Dogma 2 revealed today during State of Play. In this article we will be diving deeper into some of the information revealed in it: the brand new Warfarer vocation, the vocation maisters, and the mysterious dragonsplague.

New Dragon’s Dogma 2 trailer showcases Warfarer vocation, out March 22

Introducing the Warfarer vocation

Wield a greatsword, chant high-level magick, and deceive enemies with illusions. The Warfarer is a vocation that allows you to engage in combat while switching between the weapons of other vocations.

The Warfarer is a vocation exclusive to the main character, the Arisen. Warfarers can use all weapon types and learn the core skills of all vocations. It is the “ultimate vocation,” so to speak. Some vocations excel at close combat, or are skilled at support, and the Warfarer can utilize the strengths of each vocation as the situation demands. The Warfarer has the potential to release powerful combos, such as using Trickster skills to deceive enemies and open opportunities to chant powerful attack magick.

However, the Warfarer is not an all-mighty vocation. Their basic stats are not high, and they must carry many weapons in order to use their various skills. They will require the player’s skill to exploit strengths in different situations, or else the vocation will remain a lesser version of each of the respective vocations.

Only those who have honed their skills and adaptability will be able to bring out the full potential of this vocation.

Create an ice platform with your archistaff and attack the enemy with a greatsword. It is up to the player to connect combos utilizing different weapons.

Vocation maisters

Around the world of Dragon’s Dogma 2, there are vocation maisters, who have mastered their respective vocations.

Lennart, the Fighter vocation maister: a swordsman with remarkable combat and leadership skills.

Lennart, the Fi

Legendary Tales lets you forge your RPG destiny on PS VR2 February 8

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Welcome PlayStation players! This is ByungJik from Urban Wolf Games here to share some exciting news. Yes, it’s true, Legendary Tales is coming to PlayStation VR2 later this year, and we’re here to share with you some information about the game and its development.

So, what kind of game is it? A dark fantasy RPG with medieval weapons, armor, dazzling magic, an RPG attribute system, skill trees, and dungeons. Not enough? Well, we’ve got crafting, potion making, randomly generated items, collectible items, and a quest-driven storyline. 

We’ve spent a long time developing this and we are so happy to be here. Today it is my pleasure to introduce to you the design philosophy that went behind building this fantastic VR adventure.

Legendary Tales lets you forge your RPG destiny on PS VR2 February 8

Designed from the ground up for Multiplayer VR

When we first started working on Legendary Tales, we wanted it to be a multiplayer VR experience from the get-go. I was obsessed with making players feel immersed in the world together, and it’s been the driving force behind our entire development process. Every feature, every part of the gameplay was considered only for VR since the beginning. 

As examples, what if we can powerbomb enemies? What if you can damage enemies with the crossguard of your sword? You can do all this with your friends in multiplayer. 

Co-op play with your friends

Attack enemy with crossguard

Powerbomb the enemy

Physics-based fighting

Legendary Tales is a physics-based VR game, and we want every hit to feel impactful. This was also what led us to develop our hard-hitting parrying system. We’re all about satisfying feedback, and strive to make players feel t

An enhanced version of Until Dawn comes to PS5 and PC this year

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Until Dawn has remained a core, genre-defining horror experience for players since its release almost a decade ago. We are now taking these amazing foundations and adding more emotional depth, an enhanced look, and a completely new soundscape that a game with such a strong legacy deserves.

Rebuilt in Unreal Engine 5, Until Dawn has seen enhancements across the board, all made with passion and care for the original from the team of horror lovers, film fanatics, and veteran game makers at Ballistic Moon; and it’s coming to PS5 and PC this year!

Until Dawn has been rebuilt with the latest tools and techniques. New and improved animations build on the success of the original character performances. Characters, environments and VFX have been upgraded – all for a truly enhanced cinematic horror experience.

An enhanced version of Until Dawn comes to PS5 and PC this year

We use a broader cinematic tonal colour palette and new perspectives to make the story more nuanced and emotional. We’ve been brave enough to shine a light into the dark, unseen corners of Blackwood Mountain and added a third-person camera, which means you can now look behind the curtain of the original game, exploring enhanced and new locations with new interactions and collectables. 

Incorporating a third-person camera and adding contextual character movement animations, the game now allows the player to really feel the experience of that fateful night.

Until Dawn’s sound has undergone a massive overhaul too, featuring a new score from legendary horror composer Mark Korven.

We’ve endeavoured to keep the fantastic narrative integratory of the original, but we have seized the opportunity to expand upon unexplored emotional parts of the story.

Look out for more news on this enhanced version of Until Dawn coming later this year.

Also, stay tuned for more on the newly announced film adaptation of Until Dawn from PlayStation Productions and Sony’s Screen Gems, to be directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation), and a screenplay written by Gary Dauberman (It: Chapter Two, The Nun and The Nun II) and Blair Butler (The Invitation).

New Rise of the Ronin gameplay trailer showcases combat, traversal, and player choice

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Today we’re excited to share a new look at the action-packed gameplay of Rise of the Ronin. We at Team Ninja are crafting a liberating open world bristling with tense combat opportunities that are woven together with a complex storyline. Let’s take a new look at freeform traversal options, combat mechanics, and the development of character relationships based on your actions.

New Rise of the Ronin gameplay trailer showcases combat, traversal, and player choice

Fighting like a Ronin

A variety of weapons are available for battling your enemies. In addition to Team Ninja’s signature swordplay, you can wield Japanese spears and ranged firearms, including foreign pistols. 

Hybrid Japanese-western weapons are also options. Use the the flamethrower-like Fire Pipe to roast groups and ignite flammable barrels or wield the bayonet to deflect blades and counter rifle blasts. Choosing your combat style and keeping your enemies’ armaments in mind is key to gaining advantage in battle.

As Team Ninja fans know, timing is key in melee combat. The new trailer showcases a heated battle between swordsmen where stance selection, blocking, and timed parries are critical to defeating foes. You can also wield a versatile Grappling Rope to pull distant enemies in during fights or perform a stealthy takedown on an unaware sentry. Players can also use the rope to launch themselves towards foes and close the gap.

Prepare to use every tool available to overcome the fearsome threats facing our fated Ronin.

Two katana-wielding combatants cross swords.

Traversing Japan

Plenty of choices are available when covering ground in late 19th century Japan. Your grappling rope is useful outside combat to scale rooftops and other heights, allowing you to gain leverage in a flash. Mounting a trusty horse also allows you to gallop across open fields to mission objectives faster.

The ingenious Avicula is one of the traversal options we at Team Ninja are most excited about. This marvel of engineering allows you to instantly deploy a lightweight set of wings, perfect for gliding through the air. Players can sprint across rooftops, grapple to a distant height, and deploy their glider in midair, using the upward momentum to soar through the air. You can adjust your direction, speed, close wings at any moment, and get a stealthy drop on unsuspecting enemies.

Become the ultimate vampire In V Rising, coming to PS5 this year

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At the demand of hordes of hungry vampires, V Rising is coming to PlayStation 5.

This year, players will be able to pick up a DualSense controller and delve head-first into dark gothic fantasy by taking the role of the vampire. Waking up after centuries of slumber, emerge from your coffin and discover a world that has forgotten the fear of your noble and sinister kin. Strike out into the lands of Vardoran, hunt for blood, and absorb its power to gain new abilities. Raise a mighty castle to shield yourself from the deadly sunlight, collect materials, and craft an arsenal of powerful weapons.

Become the ultimate vampire In V Rising, coming to PS5 this year

Become the ruler of the night in V Rising, a solo or co-op vampire experience that combines the best of the survival and action-RPG genres. In the signature survival style, you climb your way from the bottom of the food chain all the way to the top through grit, cleverness, and force of will. In a narrative twist, you don’t start as vulnerable prey in the wilderness, aiming to evolve into a clever hunter. Instead, you take on the role of the weakened predator seeking to reclaim its position as the ultimate force in a dangerous, hostile realm. In a land of humans and monsters that no longer has a place for you, it’s your job to carve it out for yourself.

And how do you do that? Well, you hunt for blood, of course.

In V Rising, keeping your blood levels up isn’t just about survival. It also empowers you. Track the blood of elevated prey and battle them through skill-based action combat. Test your mettle against over 50 fearsome bosses and drink their blood to unlock your powers. Wield your choice of various wicked weapons and dozens of spells to capture your perfect play style. Every hunt brings you closer to your destiny… to become the ultimate vampire.

Tap into other blood types and qualities to give yourself special bonuses that you can use to tailor your strategy in different ways. Drink “warrior blood” to become more durable and deflect hits. Drink “rogue blood” to increase your mobility and adopt hit-and-run tactics. There’s even “utility” blood, tapping into your reserves of “worker blood” to become better at gathering

Dave the Diver splashes onto PS5 and PS4 this April, Godzilla DLC revealed

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Are you ready to explore the wonders of the Blue Hole with Dave the Diver? Join Dave, a professional diver, as he catches unique and delicious fish during the day and serves hungry patrons at a seaside sushi restaurant by night. We proudly bring the hit title to a new audience; Dave the Diver is coming to PlayStation this April featuring the enormous King of the Monsters, Godzilla.

Dave the Diver splashes onto PS5 and PS4 this April, Godzilla DLC revealed

Explore the Blue Hole

Dave the Diver is set in a mysterious Blue Hole where the ecology and terrain continue to change. It was created with a unique art style of combining 2D pixels and 3D art to mesmerize you. Explore a beautiful natural wonder filled with different fish species and biomes with Dave.

Dave, clad in a blue wetsuit and sporting bright yellow flippers, mask and breathing apparatus, swims above a rocky cliff underwater. Gliding up the cliffside behind him is a huge, grey-toned, shark-like creature.

Serve up delicious dishes at Bancho Sushi

Bancho Sushi is where all the various customers gather. Once you’ve caught all the fish you can, head over to Bancho Sushi and serve up dishes that will make your customers’ taste buds dance. You might uncover some heartwarming stories of special guests.

A packed sushi bar. Customers sit on either side of its central stand, chowing down on food. Behind the counter, Dave can be spotted prepping a bowl of ramen, L2 + R2 button prompts above his head. The game UI runs horizontally along the top and bottom of the screen. Up top, a clock registers the time of day, while Dave’s current cash take is racked up on a digital register. Along the bottom of the screen, and selectable with taps of L1 and R1 are the following options: Menu, Research, Staff, Ingredients and Interior.

Various side content

Dave the Diver is a game that offers a wide range of activities to keep you engaged. Apart from diving and managing a sushi restaurant, you can take photographs of underwater life, collect unique cards, cultivate a farm, and more. As you progress through the gameplay, new content is unlocked, providing you with new and e

Square Enix reveals Foamstars Season 1 content details

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Hey everyone, Foamstars Producer Kosuke Okatani here. It’s only about a week left until the release of Foamstars and I can’t explain how excited we are. From February 6, you’ll be able to join the party and take on your rivals in fast-paced foam-filled multiplayer action. 

What’s more, it launches as a PlayStation Plus February Monthly Game, so anyone with an active PlayStation Plus subscription can get and play the game at no additional cost. Everyone is welcome! (Foamstars will become available for purchase for $29.99 for all PlayStation players from March 5).

During today’s State of Play, we revealed what to expect from Season 1 and Foamstars as a whole. In addition to ranked matches and seasonal limited-time content, characters, maps, and even additional game modes will be released over the span of a year. In this article, I’d like to introduce some of the things that will be added through updates, and give you some information about the first season, Starry Pop. 

Square Enix reveals Foamstars Season 1 content details

Ranked Party – Compete solo or with a team

In Foamstars, there are two types of ranked matches. You can compete solo in Ranked Party Lonestar or with a team in Ranked Party Tribe-Vibe, both of which will be available to play for during a specific period each season.

Ranked Party will be available every season and reaching the higher ranks will result in glorious in-game rewards such as player icons. 

Ranks are categorized into seven tiers: Bronze Star, Silver Star, Gold Star, Platinum Star, Diamond Star, Superstar, and Party Legend. Please try it out and aim to be a Party Legend.

A menu screen for Ranked party Lonestar mode. That text appears on the left side of the screen. To the right sits a smart looking rubber duck behind a DJ booth. The duck is adorned with a red bow tie and headphones. Atop its head is a cute grey quiff. Above this quacksome DJ is additional info in text form: ’51 days left’, a bar labelled ‘RP’ and an option to press triangle to view your ranking.

Extreme Party – Get groovy with crazy rules

These are limited-time events that will be held on two weekends every season. Players will be able to battle with different rules that change each season.

In Starry Pop, two modes will be available to play: the first, all players will use Mel T and the second, all players will be invisible. In the latter, players will need to find and take out the o

Metro Awakening is coming to PS VR2

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Hi everyone, I’m Samar, Associate Game Director at Vertigo Games. We couldn’t be more excited to reveal our next project, Metro Awakening, during today’s State of Play. We’re proud to say that, with the support of Deep Silver, for the last two and a half years we’ve been working to bring the post-apocalyptic world of Metro to PS VR2 in 2024.

Metro Awakening is coming to PS VR2

The best video games take us out of our world by putting us in the boots of someone else. They let us experience that world through their eyes.

The Metro series continually strives to achieve this. Inspired by the internationally best-selling novels by Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, and Metro Exodus delivered immersive first-person experiences at release. These games put players in the heart of a desperate battle for survival after nuclear Armageddon.

Metro Awakening is an all-new Metro game made exclusively for VR, and powered by the immersive features of PS VR2 and its Sense controllers.

An interior shot of a train carriage, seemingly reappropriated as living quarters, illuminated only be a single lantern left on the floor. A full clothesline stretches across one window, and perched on a seat below is a teddy bear. Cutlery litters the ground, and a human skull, clad in a thick hat, is stationed beside the lantern.

It’s an origins story, set before the events of Metro 2033, that both offers a whole new angle for Metro fans, and a fantastic starting point for seasoned VR players ready to put on the gas mask.

Set in 2028, the all-new story is penned by series creator Dmitry Glukhovsky. You play as Serdar, a doctor searching for his wife amongst the claustrophobic, irradiated metro tunnels of post-apocalyptic Moscow. As Serdar ventures deeper into the Metro his courage and sanity will be tested by the supernatural forces he encounters, and will set in motion the events that lead to his spiritual awakening as something else entirely…

A rickety wooden stairwell leads up to a stage, on which stands a figure, arms outstretched. Their shadow is cast huge against the wall behind them by multiple candles that turn the wall red. In front of the figure is a person prone on a table.

New Judas story trailer from Ghost Story Games revealed

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Characters have always been the driving force in every game we’ve ever made*. Whether fighting beneath the ocean to assassinate Andrew Ryan or escaping a city in the sky with Elizabeth, these personalities have always been at the heart of our stories. But what if you could choose between who to befriend and who to stab in the back? 

With Judas (coming to PS5), we wanted to craft an experience where these decisions and how the story unfolds is up to you. Because you, as Judas, are the driver of every event in a story with a new cast of characters to get to know — and change — in ways you haven’t experienced before in our games.

New Judas story trailer from Ghost Story Games revealed

In Judas, we give you a whole new world to explore: the corridors of the Mayflower, a spacefaring city whose citizens are trained to spy on one another and tear each other apart for the slightest offense. Where machines control every aspect of business, art, and government. The ship’s leaders tried to turn you into something you’re not: a model citizen. And you sparked a devastating revolution to tear it all down.

Do you want to fix what you broke or leave it all to burn? That’s a decision only you can make.

Critics’ Choice promotion comes to PlayStation Store

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Help kickstart your February gaming sessions in style with the Critics’ Choice promotion, in which acclaimed titles are the name of the game. You can enjoy discounts on a mixture of titles, which include Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon (30%), EA Sports FC 24 – Standard Edition (65% off) and many more.