SEGA of America and Europe have announced that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be releasing on March 20th, 2018 in the Americas and Europe for PS4. They also announced that, aside from a regular launch edition, the game will also be getting a premium “After Hours” edition:
Sega of America have uploaded a new video for their upcoming action-RPG Valkyria Revolution, featuring an interview with composer Yasunori Mitsuda and vocalist Sarah Àlainn, where they explain the creative process behind the song “Eternal Rest”.
UPDATE: Atlus U.S.A. has posted an update, stating that they can confirm what they’ve always known, “that there’s nothing wrong or “dangerous” about our product” and that only a “tiny number of Amazon sales have been affected”. In other words, Amazon’s claims that the pre-order was cancelled due to “dangerous goods” contained in the product appears to be false. Atlus has stated that anyone affected by the cancellations should contacted their retailer.
Original story: Amazon has been sending out e-mails to people who pre-orded Persona 5 at their store, both for the “Take Your Heart” and Steelbook Edition. On NeoGAF, one user shared the contents of the e-mail he received from Amazon:
SEGA of America have announced that the 2nd Encore Pack for Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is available now on the US PlayStation Store for $9.99. Curiously, it’s not available on the EU PlayStation Store at the moment. We’ll keep an eye out for when it does show up. The 2nd Encore pack features more songs, accessories, modules and Extra Extreme charts. The full list of content can be found below, as well as three additional themes that are available now on the US and EU PlayStation Store for $3.99 / €3.99. A DLC Season Pass is also available for $24.99, which includes all three of the Encore Packs. The last Encore Pack will be released in April.
In what is ultimately a surprising move, SIE Japan Studio have ended up releasing a set of free DLC for Gravity Rush 2 in the West, which includes the Phantasy Star Online 2 collaboration content that was previously released in Japan. It’s surprising because Phantasy Star Online 2 still hasn’t been released in the West, despite being announced back in 2012, and it seems unlikely to happen at this point. The good news is that this DLC is free, and Gravity Rush 2 itself is an excellent game that offers a gameplay experience unlike anything else out there. It’s well worth checking out, and a free demo is available on the PlayStation Store.
Sony has released the previously announced “Crazy Kitten” costume DLC for Gravity Rush 2 (Gravity Daze 2 in Japan) in Japan, allowing players to select a new outfit for Kat based on a costume from Phantasy Star Online 2. It also includes new PSO2 based photo items for players to place in the environment. The DLC is apparently still scheduled to be released for the West according to Sony Interactive Entertainment PR Yasuhiro Kitao, but it’s unclear when it will end up being released. The fact that it may end up being released at all is surprising enough, as SEGA still hasn’t released Phantasy Star Online 2 in the West.
Sony has uploaded a trailer for the Gravity Rush 2 DLC to YouTube, you can find that video below.
Recently Atlus asked prominent game directors around Japan to voice their support to the new “Studio Zero” development studio from Atlus. These included videos from Toshihiro Nagoshi (Yakuza series) and Satoshi Sakai (Phantasy Star Online 2), but the one that really stood out (and also got by far the most views) was the message from Yoko Taro, the director of NieR and Drakengard. Wearing his typical mask from the NieR games, Yoko delivered an unusual and humorous message. Instead of sending a formal message of support, he talked about the potential impact that Studio Zero’s new game may have on the NieR franchise.
After playing through the PlayStation Vita version of the Valkyria: Azure Revolution demo, we compiled some screenshots to show the difference between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita version of the game. As expected, the PlayStation Vita version has some considerable graphical downgrades compared to the PlayStation 4 version. Shadows, texture resolutions and geometry are all of a much lower quality on the PlayStation Vita version, and several special effects have been removed, but the framerate appears to hold up at a steady 30fps and the gameplay is pretty much identical.
We previously talked about the Gravity Rush 2 costumes that were being added to Phantasy Star Online 2, and now Sony has revealed the Phantasy Star Online 2 content that will be included in Gravity Rush 2. First of all, Gravity Rush 2‘s main character Kat will be able to wear the “Crazy Kitten” costume (as shown in the featured image of this article). We also included an image below of the original costume as it appeared in Phantasy Star Online 2.
Yesterday Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live (for PlayStation VR) already received an update, bringing the game to version 1.02. A few hours ago the game’s 3rd (and at least for now, final) Stage has been added to the EU PlayStation Store. Like the previous 2 Stages, its adds 7 new tracks and a few additional modules to the game. It also adds Vocaloids MEIKO and KAITO to the list of characters. We assume the US PlayStation Store will also receive the 3rd Stage within the next 24 hours.