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Shin Megami Tensei IV Final Announced for 3DS – First Details | PlayerEssence

Shin Megami Tensei IV Final was recently announced for the Nintendo 3DS. Get my thoughts on the game and the first details here. More »

Star Fox Zero Delayed to get That “Platinum Feel” – My Thoughts

We all know Star Fox Zero has been delayed to Q1 2016, but now Platinum Games has elaborated a bit on the delay. Get my thoughts here. More »

Big Channel Update – New PC Specs, Better Quality, More Content!

I’ve got a lot of new content coming to PlayerEssence which some of you guys have already seen. I go over all the changes and content already up and coming soon! More »

Hyrule Warriors (Wii U): A BIT RUSTY – Part 1 (1080p/60fps) | PlayerEssence

YO!!!! I got a new let’s play for you guys on Hyrule Warriors! This one is going to be shaped by you guys! Let me know what characters, stages and weapons you want me to play NEXT in the comments section below More »

PE Plays - Main Playthrough | BioShock Infinite (PC)

Catch all the latest episodes of BioShock Infinite here! More »

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U: For Glory ‘Chalk Talk’ #1

Got a brand new series for you guys called For Glory Chalk Talk! In this show, I’ll be playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with my main characters and detailing tips to improve together! More »


Category Archives: Sony

The Gaming “Five”: Introduction | ZyroXZ2

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Bethesda Basically Confirms the Next Fallout Game


Please stand by…

At 9:37 this morning, the twitter account for Bethesda tweeted this image. Everything about the picture screams Fallout, from the font of the text, to the gritty “old tv screen” look. Fallout 4, or whatever they decide to name it, has been heavily speculated  for quite some time and it finally seems like Bethesda is preparing to talk about it. Check it out past the link.

Even Sony Doesn’t Fully Understand the PS4’s High Sales

The PS4 has sold through 10 million units in the nine months it’s been on market. Confused about just who is buying all those PS4s? That’s okay, so is Sony.
In an interview with Eurogamer, SCE Worldwide’s President, Shuhei Yoshida, explains that even Sony doesn’t fully understand why their PS4 marketing campaign has been so successful. Check out a snippet of the interview below.

Freedom Wars’ European Release is No Longer Digital-Only

It looks like Europe will be getting retail copies of Freedom Wars after all. PlayStation Europe Blog’s Fred Dutton has stated that SCEE will listen to their fans and sell the game both digitally and physically on release. Check out the official statement below.

Sony Offering Early Retirement to Administrative Staff

As part of Sony’s efforts to cut their administrative costs by about 30% before fiscal 2015, the company is seeking volunteers for an early retirement program starting up on August 1, 2014.

Freedom Wars will Receive a Retail Release in North America, but Digital Only for Europe

PlayStation US Blog’s Nick Accordino has confirmed North America will receive a retail version of Freedom Wars for the PS Vita. Unfortunately for Europeans, PlayStation Europe Blog’s Fred Dutton revealed the region will only receive a digital release for the upcoming title.

PSN Update EU – Guacamelee, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, & Ratchet & Clank Trilogy lead

This week’s European PSN update includes Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition for the PS4, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle Prestige Edition for PS3, The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy available as a Cross Buy purchase for PS3 and PS Vita, and the PS Vita version of Child of Light.

PlayStation Europe has also launched The Big In Japan sale today, which offers a large selection of Japanese titles at very enticing prices.

Get the full PSN Update details over at PlayStation EU Blog.

Also check out the highlights video from PlayStation Access below.

PSN Update NA – Guacamelee, Gundam Reborn, & Sniper Elite III lead

This week’s North American PSN update includes DrinkBox Studios’ Guacamelee! Super Turbo Champion Edition for the PS4, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn for the PS3, and Sniper Elite III for both PS3 and PS4. Ubisoft also released the PS Vita version of Child of Light in this week’s update.

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace are currently on sale this week, along with Steamworld Dig available as a Cross Buy product for PS3 and PS Vita.

Get the full details over at PlayStation US Blog.

PlayStation Brand Currently Dominates TV Advertising Spending in the Video Game Industry

Advertising research firm iSpot claims the video game industry has spent $226.5 million on TV commercials in a span of five months since the start of the new year. The biggest spenders in TV advertising are Sony and Microsoft, and at the moment both companies have only released 8 TV commercials in 2014.

Freedom Wars – English Story Trailer & New Details

PlayStation US released Freedom Wars’ story trailer with English subtitles today, along with some details for the upcoming release outside of Japan.

Gran Turismo 7 in Development, No Prologue Edition, & “Standard” Cars Included

Eurogamer and Polyphony Digital’s CEO Kazunori Yamauchi recently sat down together for an interview at the Goodwood Festival, to talk about their upcoming PS4 title Gran Turismo 7.

Yamauchi has confirmed Polyphony Digital will go straight into developing a full version of Gran Turismo 7, instead of Prologue versions as seen in previous iterations. Despite last November’s bold claims of a potential 2014 release, it’s now highly unlikely to happen.

The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Bundle Officially Announced for Europe

PlayStation Europe has officially announced the recently discovered The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Bundle for European regions priced at €429.99. The company has also confirmed The Last of Us Remastered will be releasing for the PS4 console next month, which may confirm the July 30, 2014 release date set on PSN and retailers.

Freedom Wars – “Volunteer 02” Gameplay Video

A new Freedom Wars gameplay video featuring a battle against a dragon-like creature was released by PlayStation Japan.

OreShika: Tainted Bloodlines – Opening Trailer

PlayStation Japan released the official anime opening trailer for their upcoming PS Vita title OreShika: Tainted Bloodlines.

inFAMOUS: Second Son’s First Light DLC Releasing on August 26 for North America & August 27 for Europe

Sucker Punch has officially tweeted the release dates for inFAMOUS: Second Son’s stand-alone expansion inFAMOUS First Light, which will allow players to control Abigail “Fetch” Walker as the main character. The DLC will be releasing digitally through the PSN on August 26, 2014 in North America, and August 27, 2015 for Europe.

Square Enix is Open to the Idea of Bringing Dragon Quest Back on PlayStation

Executive Producer of the Dragon Quest franchise Yuu Miyake recently fielded a variety of questions during Square Enix’s Investor Meeting today, one of the questions asked was concerning the possibility of releasing future Dragon Quest titles on Sony’s consoles. Miyake said it’s possible due to the series’ history on multiple platforms, although Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda suggested everyone to be patient and wait for future announcements instead.

PSN Update EU – Gundam Reborn, Transformers, One Piece, Valiant Hearts, & Another World lead

This week’s European PSN update includes Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn for the PS3, Tranformers: Rise of the Dark Spark and Valiant Hearts: The Great War for PS4 and PS3, One Piece: Unlimited World Red for the PS3 and PS Vita, and Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition available as a Cross-Buy title for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita platforms.

Get the full details over at PlayStation EU Blog.

Also check out the highlights video from PlayStation Access below.

PlayStation Now Will Begin Beta Testing Next Week on Select Sony TVs in the US

On June 30, 2014, all Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs and select Sony 1080p HD TVs in the US will be participating in a beta test for Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service. Users will need a DualShock 3 controller, in order to play any of the streaming PS3 titles through the PlayStation Now service.

PS4 owners eager to participate in the open beta program will have to wait until July 31, 2014 in the US.

PSN Update NA – Transformers, GRID, Atelier Rorona Plus, Blazblue, & Valiant Hearts lead

Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark
This week’s North American PSN update features a large number of new releases. Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark and Valiant Hearts: The Great War are available on both PS3 and PS4 platforms, while XBlaze Code: Embryo and Atelier Rorona Plus release on both PS3 and the PS Vita. The PS Vita version of Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma also release today, and it features extra content not found on the PS3 version.

Pre-order pages for Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn and Sniper Elite 3 have also launched today, although both pages include the controversial “CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW” terms in the description, so proceed with caution.

Get the full details over at PlayStation US Blog.

Amazon France Taking Pre-Orders for The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Bundle

Amazon France has revealed yet another unannounced PS4 bundle, this time the bundle includes Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Remastered. The bundle has been priced for €429.99 with a July 30, 2014 release date, the same release date set for the original game, although it’s still unknown if this is a placeholder date.

PlayStation 4 Update v1.72 & PlayStation 3 Update v4.60 Releasing Soon

Sony has officially announced on Twitter a new patch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 are releasing soon. The company claims the update will improve “software stability during use of some features”. Although the Europe Twitter account seems to indicate the patch for PlayStation 4 consoles has already been released.

The Last of Us Remastered receives a $10 price drop, and Sony refuses to provide refunds for existing pre-orders

The Last of Us Remasted
Sony has recently updated the release date for their PS4 remake of The Last of Us Remastered to July 29, 2014, and apparently the price for the title was recently dropped from $59.99 to the new price of $49.99. This price drop applies to both retailers and Sony’s own PSN service. Although it appears anyone who has pre-ordered the title on the PSN before the price drop won’t be receiving the difference back, even though The Last of Us Remastered is still in it’s pre-order stages.