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Uncovering Easter Eggs in the Forbidden West

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The world of Horizon Forbidden West is grand in scale, but as you explore, you’ll uncover many smaller secrets buried throughout its landscapes. Some of the most unexpected discoveries are three mysterious relics referencing Midgard, the mythical realm featured in a certain Norse action-adventure game from Santa Monica Studios. 

At Guerrilla, we love to collaborate with and nod to our fellow PlayStation Studios. That’s why, hidden throughout the Forbidden West, these special War Totems pay homage to key characters. 

The world of Horizon Forbidden West is grand in scale, but as you explore, you’ll uncover many smaller secrets buried throughout its landscapes. Some of the most unexpected discoveries are three mysterious relics referencing Midgard, the mythical realm featured in a certain Norse action-adventure game from Santa Monica Studio. 

By finding all three of these carved wooden figures, you’ll unlock access to a unique cosmetic bonus for Aloy: the legendary Mark of War face paint worn by Kratos himself. 

Every one of these collectibles was placed in the world with careful consideration by our development team. While we’ll leave it to you to find their exact locations, we hope this peek behind the scenes will give you an idea of where to begin your search. 

We begin with an homage to Kratos’ iconic weapon, the Leviathan Axe. Off a beaten path, Aloy can find the fearsome battleaxe buried in a tree. Scanning it with her Focus reveals a trail to an abandoned cabin, mirroring Kratos’ home. Within, the small Totem of War bears Kratos’ likeness.  

The Totem of Youth is close to an iconic landmark. As you approach, you will discover it is defended fiercely by a machine that holds a likeness to the creature that watches over Helheim, a specific reference to Atreus. 

Finally, the Totem of Brotherhood is found in a Cauldron-like structure on an island, reminiscent of one of the locations of Brok and Sindri’s forge. We chose this location because the Huldra Brothers are a Norse equivalent to the Greek god Hephaestus (the namesake of Horizon Forbidden West’s machine-forging AI). 

“We wanted these to be standalone, hidden easter eggs, which were intentionally more difficult to fi

Share of the Week: Elden Ring

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Last week we asked to rise as Tarnished and take on the dangerous realms of Elden Ring using #PSshare #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights:  

JorgePSshare shares their helmeted character taking a break by a flame.

pannn03 shares a collection of masks and stone.

M_Joe_Hort shares a hulking building on the move.

RB_SKKN shares a serene portrait of Renna.

ClausSanAndreas shares a portrait of the knight Blaidd.

ZacheryyyEduard shares their Tarnished approaching a boss.

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: Elden Ring – Bosses
SUBMIT BY: 11:59 PM PT on April 20, 2022

Next week, take on Elden Ring’s most challenging foes. Share moments in the midst of boss battles big and small using #PSshare #PSBlog for a chance to be featured. 

MLB The Show 22 Jackie Robinson Day Celebration

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Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball during the modern era. A true trailblazer in many areas including sports, media, and the civil rights movement. 

Jackie stood for: class, the love of the game and of course, equality. He was a powerful force of positive change, that changed the landscape of sports and the world today. 

MLB The Show 22 Jackie Robinson Day Celebration

As has been tradition each season since 2004, MLB and the teams will celebrate the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic MLB debut as he broke baseball’s color barrier throughout the league on April 15, 1947. For the 75th anniversary we wanted to make this year’s celebration extra special. In partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Sony Interactive Entertainment, The Players Association and Major League Baseball. 

From April 15, 2022 through April 29 on US digital platform stores where MLB The Show is sold. You can purchase the Jackie Robinson Foundation Pack ($4.99 USD). PlayStation and San Diego Studio will donate 100% of the proceeds* from this pack after store platform fee deductions are applied to the Jackie Robinson Foundation. These donations will support the JRF/PlayStation-MLB The Show Scholars Program to help reduce the achievement gap in higher education. This is in addition to the $1 donation PlayStation and San Diego Studio will be making to the founda

The Elder Scrolls Online gets deck-building card game Tales of Tribute

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During today’s High Isle Chapter Preview event, the development team behind The Elder Scrolls Online’s next big adventure had a chance to share more about Tales of Tribute, the new card game taking Tamriel’s taverns by storm. To get the inside scoop, we reached out to some of Tales of Tribute’s designers for a breakdown on this new system.  

The Elder Scrolls Online gets deck-building card game Tales of Tribute

Why a card game? 

“The team is always exploring potential new features and quality of life improvements for ESO, and historically we’ve added a major new gameplay element with each annual Chapter release,” explains Rob Garrett, ESO’s Gameplay Lead. “For some time, we’ve had interest in exploring the idea of a tavern game. Something the inhabitants of Tamriel play for recreation and, much like Antiquities, could serve as a fun activity for adventurers looking to take a break from their usual escapades.”  

The result was the creation of an all-new card game system, fully integrated within ESO, that anybody who owns High Isle can pick up and play. 

Tactical deck-building with a twist 

Tales of Tribute is a two-player deck-building card game that can be played against NPCs and other adventurers you meet within ESO. Secure the win by collecting enough Victory Points or gaining the favor of all four Patrons at once. 

Patrons are a unique kind of mechanic in that there are four of them in play at any one time, and each Patron is associated with a specific t

A closer look at vinyl soundtracks for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Ghost of Tsushima, and Returnal

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It is said that good things come in threes, and today is no exception.  We at PlayStation are thrilled to spotlight our latest trio of vinyl soundtrack releases, brought to you by our friends at Milan Records: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Ghost of Tsushima: Music from Iki Island & Legends, and Returnal.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

The Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart soundtrack features the exuberant, BAFTA-nominated score by Mark Mothersbaugh and Wataru Hokoyama, plus the brilliantly performed, award-winning song, “Join Me at the Top,” from the latest entry in Insomniac Games’s critically acclaimed franchise.

For the vinyl design, we were lucky enough to land the amazing illustrator, Shan Jiang, who truly knocked it out of the park with his rotatable panoramic cover art.

As Shan describes, “The cover concept focuses on duality and traveling among parallel universes. I learned that the game’s core idea is finding who you truly are through understanding yourself. Rivet and Ratchet became better versions of themselves through the adventures they experienced together.  It is like Ratchet and Rivet are looking in the mirror, but in the mirror is another universe. So you can see the cover from Rivet’s point of view or Ratchet’s point of view, depending on how you want to hold the cover.”

The interior panels showcase the main characters and their diminutive counterparts in a rare, pensive moment, giving us an intimate portrait of the Rift Apart crew as they take a breather from the game’s non-stop action.

The album is available from Milan Records and a variety of retailers, each featuring exclusive, eye-popping disc color “variants.”

Ghost of Tsushima: Music from Iki Island & Legends

Following up their 2021 release of the BAFTA-nominated score for the original game, Milan Records delivers a second volume from Sucker Punch’s epic with Ghost of Tsushima: Music from Iki Island & Legends.

Featuring Ilan Eshkeri’s iconic Jin Sakai theme woven into beautiful new compositions by Chad Cannon and Bill Hemstapat, the album is wrapped in striking key art from the titular Director’s Cut expansion and multiplayer DLC.

The image of a lone Jin agains

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