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Sonny Lee joins Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons with free DLC April 4

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The Lee family is reuniting once again to rid the streets of crime as Billy and Jimmy Lee’s cousin, Sonny Lee, is joining Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons on April 4. An unconventional fighter, Sonny thrashes his enemies with a flurry of punches and kicks to prove he’s just as powerful as his cousins.

Sonny Lee joins Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons with free DLC April 4

First appearing in Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone, Sonny Lee joins Double Dragon Gaiden as part of the free Sacred Reunion DLC coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Sonny is the lazy, distant cousin of the Lee brothers, but just like Billy and Jimmy, he has practiced the art of Sōsetsuken since he was young. However, Sonny has a hard time keeping up. He opts to give the ancient technique his own creative spin and now wanders the streets to test the might of his new moves.

Also joining Sonny in the Sacred Reunion DLC is the secret assassin Ranzou and one additional mystery fighter. Ranzou is a mysterious young ninja from a secret organization, known as The Secret Society of Ninjas. He has no stake in the fate of New York, but he is sent here by his organization as a test of his abilities. Along with the new characters, the Sacred Reunion DLC will include Survival mode, Versus mode and online co-op.

As a fighter, Sonny distinguishes himself as a rushdown/offensive warrior. He executes an action attack similar to a quick breakdance maneuver that travels a short distance and covers threats from all directions. Despite his Sōsetsuken roots, we wanted to ensure that Sonny is his own character, and he is designed to play differently from Billy and Jimmy with much more eccentric moves. His role as the familial outcast significantly influences his fighting style, resulting in a blend of showboating and non-traditional stances. Sonny’s distinctive approach to combat reflects his individuality within the family dynamic, which gives him more depth and personality, allowing him to shine brighter in the game.

Furthermore, our commitment to providing each character with a distinct fighting style facilitated the exploration and implementation of Sonny’s unconventional techniques. This emphasis on uniqueness granted us the flexibility to fully develop Sonny’s distinctive combat style, enhancing the overall gameplay experience.

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Share of the Week: EA Sports F1 23

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Last week, we hit the track with EA Sports F1 23, and asked you to share moments behind the wheel using #PSshare #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights:

guneetsingh1111 shares a blurry race shot of a car shot from the back wheel perspective

call_me_xavii shares a close up of a driver

Defalt368 shares a blurry car in the foreground with a car behind it in focus

visionevp shares an orange car leading the pack around a corner of the track

Pastuzogaming shares a dark red car making practice loops

_pedrorsoliveira   shares an aerial red car zooming by with motion blur.

Search #PSshare #PSBlog on Twitter or Instagram to see more entries to this week’s theme. Want to be featured in the next Share of the Week?

THEME:  Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
SUBMIT BY: 11:59 PM PT on March 20, 2024

Next week, we’re turning our focus to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. Avoiding spoilers, share eye-catching moments using #PSshare #PSBlog for a chance to be featured.

Start your Early Access journey today in MLB The Show 24

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Early Access in MLB The Show 24 starts today, March 15, and it’s your chance to get a jump on the competition this year. With new Programs, events, Packs, and Player Items there’s no shortage of content to make your pre-season eventful. There’s so much to do before MLB The Show 24’s full launch on March 19, so let’s take a minute to go over some of the most impactful content made available to you during Early Access.

(Early Access is available globally for anyone who purchases the MVP, Digital Deluxe, or Negro Leagues Editions).

Check out the latest new features and everything coming to MLB The Show 24 today:

Start your Early Access journey today in MLB The Show 24

Start your Early Access to-do list today

Where should you start in Diamond Dynasty? The aptly named Starter Program is where you’ll explore Diamond Dynasty content through Moments, multiplayer and single player missions, Collections, Exchanges, and a Showdown to add veteran Rafael Palmeiro and All-Star Sandy Alcantara to your squad. Next, leap into the Spring Breakout Program to celebrate the MLB’s Spring Breakout event featuring some of the best and brightest prospects in baseball to earn Spring Breakout 89 OVR players series Dylan Crews and Colson Montgomery, 87 OVR players Jacob Misiorowski and James Wood, and 85 OVR players Kyle Manzardo, Termarr Johnson, and Harry Ford. Afterwards, be sure to check out Team Affinity Season 1: Chapter 1, to play Moments, single player & multiplayer* missions, three associated Conquest maps, a Showdown, and complete Exchanges to earn progress towards 30 New 89 OVR Bosses (one per team, five per division).

Team Affinity Season 1: Chapter 1 Mini Seasons is a great opportunity to earn Packs and Team Affinity vouchers through missions. Pick up a Team Affinity voucher, good towards progress in Team Affinity Season 1: Chapter 1, for every five wins and for each level of playoffs you advance through.

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Take on the Welcome to the Show Event using players from new MLB The Show 24 card series including Live Series, Captain Series, and Team Affinity Season 1: Chapter 1 Series’ players to get your

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: How Nobuo Uematsu and Loren Allred created Aerith’s “No Promises to Keep”

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We’ll say this up front for those of you still exploring Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s vast world: there are no late-game story spoilers here. As seen in its pre-release debut via a new trailer late last year, the action RPG’s theme song “No Promises to Keep” is performed in-game by Aerith. Behind the scenes though, the track was composed by Nobuo Uematsu, the legendary composer behind the iconic soundtracks for much of the Final Fantasy series, including Final Fantasy VII Remake. The song’s vocals were performed by American singer Loren Allred, who brought her spellbinding singing voice to the track, augmenting the beautiful—yet tragic—world of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and the epic story told within it.

The two musicians sat down for an exclusive interview to delve into the behind-the-scenes stories of the creation of this celebrated ballad, inspired by Aerith.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth: How Nobuo Uematsu and Loren Allred created Aerith’s “No Promises to Keep”

Nobuo Uematsu

Nobuo Uematsu is a Japanese composer whose prominent career started in 1986 when he joined Square, a Tokyo-based video game studio. During his 18 years of tenure as a composer for Square, he contributed to many game scores, including the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy Legend, and Chrono Trigger. In 2004, he left Square to establish his own production companies, SMILE PLEASE and Dog Ear Records, where he continued to work on various game music projects. In 2020, Uematsu composed a theme song for Final Fantasy VII Remake, which won the Japan Gold Disc Award for “Soundtrack Album of the Year.” Besides his renowned game scores, he has entered a new realm of global success by producing and directing orchestra world tours. More recently, he has held Nobuo Uematsu conTIKI SHOW, featuring various style performances by Nobuo Uematsu himself and his band, a live performance by his band, and a live reading of “The Story of Blik-O,” an original work for which he wrote both the story and the music.

Loren Allred

Loren Allred is a singer and songwriter who gained acclaim for her astounding vocal performance of the multi-platinum song “Never Enough” from the Oscar-nominated and Grammy award-winning “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack and film. Although she wasn’t a familiar face

Helldivers 2: new official merchandise available on PlayStation Gear, select retailers from today

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Following the successful launch of Arrowhead Game Studios’ third-person co-op adventure, Sony Interactive Entertainment has just upped the ante for Helldivers 2 fans everywhere by launching an exclusive line of official merchandise designed to bring the game’s adrenaline-pumping action into the real world. 

The exciting collection features everything from apparel to accessories, crafted to embody the spirit of the game. Gamers are invited to sport the striking designs that capture the essence of Super Earth’s battle for freedom and democracy.  

This exclusive merchandise is now available for purchase in the United States, Latin America*, and the European Union**. Gamers can access the collection directly from PlayStation Gear: United States & Latin America players from here , and EU players (for selected countries) from here.

We’re thrilled to offer our dedicated community the chance to take their Helldivers 2 experience to the next level. With this merchandise line, fans can proudly display their allegiance to Super Earth, whatever their role in the Galactic War may be.

PlayStation Plus Game Catalog for March: NBA 2K24, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Resident Evil 3, Mystic Pillars: Remastered and more

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Basketball skills, horror chills, supernatural-infused superheroic thrills and more are on display and available to enjoy as part of March’s Game Catalog lineup for PlayStation Plus. Hit the court with NBA 2K24, escape a zombie-infested Racoon City in Resident Evil 3 or team up to take on the darker side of the Marvel Universe in Midnight Suns. These new releases on Game Catalog are rounded out with even more games, all available to play from Tuesday March 19.  

Let’s take a closer look at each game in turn. 

PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium | Game Catalog

NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition | PS4, PS5

Play as your favorite NBA and WNBA teams in NBA 2K24, with fully up-to-date rosters and legendary historic teams. Showcase your deep arsenal of moves, with revamped interior defense and dribble combo controls for more rewarding and responsive skill-based gameplay. Grab your squad and enjoy pure, authentic hoops action across a variety of modes, including limitless personalized MyPlayer options in MyCareer. Collect an impressive array of legends and build your perfect line-up in MyTeam and more.

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