Francis from Playeressence goes over some of the hottest 3DS and Wii U news for the week! And for the main topic, the Wii U version of Watch Dogs getting delayed might be a good thing. More »
Francis unboxes and reviews the Nyko Pro Commander Wii U Pro controller. More »
My experience with the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem franchises. Plus I discuss what Nintendo will do with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for Wii U at E3 2014. More »
I’m about 15-20 hours into Bravely Default on the 3DS. Square Enix and Nintendo have struck gold, the game is amazing…..HOWEVER….I think the franchise needs to make the jump to the bring screen for Wii U More »
Category Archives: PS4
Sony has begun updating the boxart for new PS3 games released on the market. The new design has the blue top similar to the PS Vita and PS4 boxarts. I personally like the new touch. What do you guys think? Get the full boxart for Deception IV: Blood Ties below.
Sony’s head of internal software and development Scott Rohde, has discussed the layoffs that struck Sony Santa Monica recently in a new interview with IGN. Essentially the layoffs were a business decision like always. You can get a snippet of the interview below.
Yanim Studio has a brand new game on KickStarter right now. It’s called Red Goddess. Its a described as a “psychological” adventure game with “distinctive atmosphere” and a unique art style. Check out the first trailer below.
Troy Baker, the voice of Joel of The Last of Us, has stated that he would be interested in returning for a sequel. In a new interview, Mr. Baker discussed the matter below.
Watch Dogs lead developer Jonathan Morin has confirmed that the game’s graphics will look as good as good as the build shown at E3 2014.
Former Criterion Boss Probably isn’t Going to Develop on Nintendo Systems, Blames EA and Nintendo for Need For Speed MW U Failure
The co-founder of Criterion, Alex Ward, has started his own company Three Fields Entertainment based in Britain. When some Twitter followers asked Ward if he was going to develop for Nintendo systems, Ward did not seem to excited about it. When pressed further on the topic, Ward revealed that Nintendo and EA did not care about Need for Speed: Most Wanted U, a game him and his staff worked hard on. Get the full exchange below. I will also be giving my take on this one.
Sony has released a brand new live action TV spot for InFamous: Second Son on PS4. It shows an army of people surrounding the main character, then shows him launching himself into the air to strike down a mini earthquake.
Sony has wrapped up a deal to sell their Tokyo buildings for $156 million today. More details and information can be found here. Thanks Anti for the tip!
The Leveled Head Gamer has another fantastic podcast with Jon Shaw and TriForce Johnson. In this podcast, Triforce, Live, and Shaw discuss the gaming media, sales, Nintendo, and more.
Ubisoft has once again confirmed Watch Dogs is still coming to the Wii U. Ubisoft’s official Twitter account reconfirmed the game for the 4th time again today.
Square Enix has released a brand new survey asking players a host of questions from their favorite games, to what systems they play, and more. If you want Kingdom Hearts 3 on Wii U, this is your opportunity to talk directly to Square Enix, let them know by filling out “This Survey.” I just got done filling it out, and I explained how Kingdom Hearts 3 should be on Wii U as well as the other systems. Here is our chance guys, let Square Enix know Wii U fans deserve KH3 too. Thanks Gryphonofmight for the tip!
I’ll be live streaming BLOK DROP U tonight at 9 PM EST right here on Playeressence. If you watch and participate in the show, you’ll have a chance to win a free North American download code for the game! Cool huh? Anyways, just lock it into Playeressence all day for news updates and the live steam by 9 PM EST!
InFamous: Second Son brand director Ken Schramm has told Videogamer that Sucker Punch will not be releasing a demo for the title for the their game.
Ubisoft and Sony have worked out an exclusive deal for the PS3 and PS4 versionsof Watch Dogs. Players on the PS3 and PS4 will receive one hour of extra content on Sony’s platforms. Consumers will also have the option of a Watch Dogs PS4 or PS3 bundle on May 27th. Get the pack in shots below.
Hironobu Sakaguchi Would have to Contacted by Square Enix for Another Chrono Trigger, Unlikely at the Moment
Chrono Trigger is marching upon its 20th anniversary next year. And many gamers are hoping Square Enix has something in the works for the franchise, however, that is not the case. Square Enix has revealed that Hironobu Sakaguchi and Yuji Horii would both have to be contacted for a sequel to be made. As we all know, Sakaguchi did not leave Square Enix on the best of terms. So as of now, a sequel is highly unlikely. Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Square Enix Portal
Watch Dogs is the next big multiplatform game to get pixel and resolution counted by the internet. It has been revealed that Watch Dogs on PS4 will run at 1080p 30FPS on PS4, and 960p/30FPS on Xbox One. The PC version will be able to pull off 4K with varying framerates.
Watch Dogs lead Jonathan Morin has confirmed on Twitter that the game will feature an eight player free roam multiplayer mode.
Disney Interactive is laying off 700 employees from their gaming and mobile divisions. As part of the layoffs, Wideload Games in Chicago and Studio EX from South Korea have been completely shut down. Daniel Miller outed the news on Twitter. Thanks Mario U for the tip.
Ubisoft has blown the lead on Watch Dogs in a new blog post. In it, the firm discusses hacking, missions, sidequests, and more. Catch a few snippets of the post below.
Destiny will be one of the biggest new IP launches in the history of the gaming industry. So take some time to get to know the Guardian’s. The game’s official Twitter account uploaded a brand new screenshot.
SnowCastle’s highly anticipated indie RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic Kickstarter is live. More details on the RPG and Kickstarter below.
Sony has uploaded two brand new gameplay clips of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition on PS4. Check out both of them below.
Disney has initiated large-scale layoffs of their internet and game divisions. Around 700 employees were handed their pink slips today. That is 26% of the company’s global staff. Disney issued a statement to the New York Times on the matter.
The guys from GameXplain break down the latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight. Check it out below.
Big news guys. Jack Tretton will step down as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment by April 1st. Sony Network Entertainment International EVP COO Shawn Layden will be the new CEO and President taking Tretton’s place. Tretton issued a statement on the change below.
Dragon Age: Inquisition has a brand new trailer titled ‘Discover the Dragon Age’. The trailer shows off some of the in-game environments, enemies, and heroes.
Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Announced – Former Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, and Halo Devs Working on the game
Yes, a brand new Shaq-Fu game is in development. And if it hits it’s stretch goals, it can even come to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Get the first details and teaser trailer below.
Alex Ward, the co-founder of Criterion, has announced his new indie studio Three Fields Entertainment. The team will be based in Britain, and is already looking for new employees. Checkout the official website here. Source: Alex Ward Twitter Thanks Anti for the tip!
Ubisoft has confirmed Watch Dogs release date for May 27th, 2014 worldwide. The firm also released a brand new story trailer. Check the out below.
Multiple reports are stating that Watch Dogs could be getting a brand new trailer and release date announcement today. GAME even pegged the title for a May 27th release before yanking the listing shortly after posting it. More details and screen caps below.
With InFamous Second Son going gold, Sucker Punch has begun to develop DLC for the title. Sucker Punch developer Nate Fox has confirmed that additional DLC is in the works. In an interview with PSSite, Fox outs the DLC news.