Bayonetta and Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Announced for Consoles

Ten years after their original debut, Bayonetta and Sam Gideon return once more in the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, set to launch on February 18, 2020! This bundle, available for $39.99 in physical or digital format, comes with both the original Bayonetta and Vanquish, remastered in 4K resolution at 60fps on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.

A Bewitching Physical Offering
We’re thrilled to announce a collaboration with Weapons Van to celebrate both games’ anniversaries in style. All physical copies of the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle come in an embossed SteelBook featuring brand-new key art for both Bayonetta and Vanquish.

This art was created especially for the 10th anniversary by artist Dan Dussault, with supervision by Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya, PlatinumGames, and SEGA.

Pre-orders for the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are available today through all major retailers.

A One-Two Punch of PlayStation 4 Themes
For PlayStation 4 players who prefer to build their digital library, two themes are available for purchasing the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle on the PlayStation Store:

• Bayonetta & Vanquish Theme – available instantly for all digital pre-orders, will not be available at or after launch.

• Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Theme – available for a limited time for all pre-orders and purchases up to March 3, 2020 – two weeks after launch.

About Bayonetta
Experience the genesis of the Bayonetta series with the cult classic, original action-adventure game. The tantalizing Umbra Witch rises from the depths after half a millennium in slumber with no recollection of her mysterious past. Immediately thrust into battle, she must vanquish her countless enemies to piece together the truth.

Take advantage of Bayonetta’s arsenal of skills including shapeshifting into various animal forms, summoning demons with her hair, and exercising her mastery of the bullet arts. Hack, slash, and open fire upon hordes of celestial foes in this wickedly charming action-packed adventure.

About Vanquish
The hit sci-fi shooter returns. An overpopulated Earth suffocating under limited resources looks to Providence, the solar-powered space colony for support. When Providence is suddenly taken over by a mutinous group and its technology used to devastate cities, it’s up to a specially trained unit of space marines to reclaim the colony.

Equipped with BLADE, the experimental weapon system that can scan, copy, and save up to three existing weapons, DARPA agent Sam Gideon must infiltrate Providence, defeat legions of future-tech foes, and disable the energy transmitter threatening life on Earth.

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Minecraft Bedrock Version Coming to PS4

Bedrock is coming to PlayStation 4 tomorrow! “Kelsey,” you gasp in horror, “you’ve given away the whole article in the first sentence.” Don’t worry, beloved reader of PlayStation Blog, there is always more!

“So how is this different from the version of Minecraft I can already play on my PS4?” The difference is that the Bedrock version of Minecraft is the unified version of the game that offers the same experience across all consoles. All that glorious, unified code means that you’ll be playing the same game as your pals on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and mobile! So, yes – that means you get cross-play between those different consoles. Not just that, PS4 players now also have access to the Minecraft Marketplace — a source for worlds, skins, mini-games, and mash up packs! So you’re going to have not just a better Minecraft experience than ever before, but more Minecraft than ever.

“What if I already own Minecraft on PS4, do I need to buy the game again to get the Bedrock version?” Short answer: No! The next time you start Minecraft, the new update will install automatically and free of charge. This update will never expire, and all game purchases after today for PS4 will always be for this new version.

We call this update ‘Buzzy Bees’ (or 1.14) and it’ll be arriving on PS4 tomorrow at 8am PST. Hope to see you in the Overworld soon!

Kelsey Howard – Senior Creative Writer, Mojang

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2K Announces New Bioshock Studio – Cloud Chamber

2K today announced the founding of Cloud Chamber, the newest, wholly owned game development studio under the Company’s publishing label. A collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining and thoughtful experiences that engage the world, Cloud Chamber will build its team at two locations: 2K’s San Francisco Bay Area headquarters in Novato, Calif., as well as in Montréal, Québec, which marks the first-ever Canadian office for a 2K studio. In addition, 2K announced that Cloud Chamber has started to work on the next iteration of the globally acclaimed BioShock franchise, which will be in development for the next several years.

“As we continue growing our product portfolio, we remain inspired by opportunities to invest further in our valuable IP, great people and their collective, long-term potential,” said David Ismailer, President of 2K. “BioShock is one of the most beloved, critically praised and highest-rated franchises of the last console generation*. We can’t wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge.”

A 22-year industry veteran with more than 40 games shipped to date, Kelley Gilmore will serve as Cloud Chamber’s Global Studio Head and be the first woman in 2K history to launch and lead a development studio. Her wealth of experience transcends executive production, marketing direction and public relations management, including nearly two decades of service to another of 2K’s wholly owned studios, Firaxis Games, on franchises such as Sid Meier’s Civilization and XCOM. Her role is based in Novato.

“We founded Cloud Chamber to create yet-to-be-discovered worlds – and their stories within – that push the boundaries of what is possible in the video game medium,” said Kelley Gilmore, Global Studio Head, Cloud Chamber. “Our team believes in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of its thinking. We are a deeply experienced group of game makers, including many responsible for BioShock’s principal creation, advancement and longstanding notoriety, and honored to be part of the 2K family as stewards of this iconic franchise.”

Gilmore has tapped Ken Schachter to be Cloud Chamber’s Studio Manager in Montréal. An executive with extensive experience in development, production, technology and creative roles, Schachter will also be an ambassador for both the studio and 2K in establishing a significant Company presence in Montréal. Prior to joining 2K, Schachter served as General Manager for Zynga in Toronto, as well as founded independent game developer and publisher Trapdoor. He has also held notable positions with companies such as Gameloft, Autodesk and more.

Cloud Chamber’s decision to open a new office in Montréal was supported by the Gouvernement du Québec and Montréal International.

Cloud Chamber will join the Company’s family of wholly-owned development teams, including Visual Concepts, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games and 2K Silicon Valley. Those interested in pursuing career opportunities with the new studio may visit the Cloud Chamber website or 2K Careers for more information.

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Gungrave G.O.R.E Delayed to 2020

A message from Gungrave G.O.R.E general director Kay and producer Jun

Gungrave G.O.R.E was going to be released in December 2019 but we have moved the release date to 2020.

The trailer we have revealed during Tokyo Game Show 2019 hit one million views in two weeks. As of today, the trailer hit five million views globally. This has motivated us so much.

Fans of previous titles keep supporting us and those who didn’t know what Gungrave was are now showing interest in us, which gave us the drive to “make the game even cooler than we wanted to make.” We’ve had hardships and will face even more in the future, but we will not give up and will present you with “cooler game.”

We would like to mention Sony Interactive Entertainment, Epic Games, Nightow Yasuhiro, Digic Pictures, and all the users who showed us support and wait for the game. We would like to thank all of them for supporting us. Our dream to make this game amazing has become even firmer than before.

We’ve been on the hunt for talented artists and developers to raise the quality of the game. It took us some time to find them, but we were so lucky to find those who agree with, support, and want to be part of our dream with their abilities. We are confident that the quality will be enhanced working with them and because we get to work with them, those hardships felt like nothing.

Mr. Kamikokyuryo, Mr. Benoit, Mr. Robert, and our new signing, Mr. Kawamura gave us new inspiration and with them, we are making something great together. As we were looking into our new members and Gungrave G.O.R.E, we realized we can make something greater than we originally planned. We are moving forward with the thought of “make something greater.”

As we went through all these processes, we realized that it isn’t possible to release the game in December 2019. It can be said by anyone, but we decided to move the date because we believe that we can come up with something great with amazing quality.

We will release Gungrave G.O.R.E in 2020. Our staff have the same goal and dream. Therefore, we have great teamwork within the team we have. I apologize to those who were looking forward to the game. However, we will come up with something great, so stay tuned!

It’s almost Christmas! I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday!

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Tekken 7 DLC Characters Ganryu and Fahkumram Announced

Bandai Namco has announced Tekken 7 downloadable content characters Ganryu and Fahkumram, as well as a expanded “Frame Data Display” feature and a new stage for Season Pass 3.

Ganryu and the expanded Frame Data Display feature are due out alongside the previously announced character Leroy Smith this winter, while brand new character Fahkumram and the additional stage are due out in spring 2020.

Tekken 7 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

About the game:

Discover the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 features stunning story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.

Love, Revenge, Pride. Everyone has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths and weaknesses. There are no wrong motivations, just the path we choose to take.

Expand your fighter’s journey by purchasing the Tekken 7 Season Pass separately and gain access to stunning additional content

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HyperX 2019 Product Line-up For Gamers

HyperX Cloud Alpha S

The HyperX Cloud Alpha™ S builds upon the groundbreaking Cloud Alpha and features custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound1. With the included audio control mixer, you can activate the surround sound and adjust the game audio and chat balance without having to go into any menus. Bass adjustment sliders have been added to the ear cups so you can personalize your audio. The Cloud Alpha S still features the dual-chamber driver system which reduces distortion and provides clearer sound, as well as signature HyperX comfort afforded by the memory foam ear cushions, which have been upgraded with extra breathable leatherette.

Features of HyperX Cloud Alpha S

  • Custom-tuned HyperX 7.1. surround sound1
  • Bass adjustment sliders
  • HyperX Dual Chamber Drivers
  • Game and chat balance
  • Signature HyperX comfort
  • Durable aluminum frame
  • Advanced audio control mixer
  • Detachable noise cancellation mic and braided cable

HyperX Alloy Origins Keyboard

The HyperX Alloy Origins™ is a compact, sturdy keyboard featuring custom HyperX mechanical switches designed to give gamers the best blend of style, performance, and reliability. These key switches have exposed LEDs for stunning lighting with an actuation force and travel distance elegantly balanced for responsiveness and accuracy. Alloy Origins is built with a full aluminum body so it stays rigid and stable when keystrokes are flying, and also features keyboard feet that let you choose from three different tilt levels. Its sleek, compact design frees up space for mouse movement, and it also features a detachable USB Type-C cable for supreme portability.

Customize your lighting, craft macros, and adjust Game Mode with HyperX NGENUITY Software. This powerful, yet easy-to-use program lets you set per-key lighting, layer dazzling lighting effects, and add scores of other personalized touches to your NGENUITY-compatible products.

Features of HyperX Alloy Origins Keyboard

  • HyperX mechanical switches1
  • Full aircraft-grade aluminum body
  • Compact, portable design with detachable USB Type-C cable
  • Dazzling RGB lighting with dynamic effects
  • Advanced customization with HyperX NGENUITY software
  • Three adjustable keyboard angles
  • Onboard memory for three profiles
  • Game Mode, 100% anti-ghosting, and N-key rollover functionalities

HyperX Alloy Core RGB Keyboard

Featuring HyperX’s signature radiant light bar and smooth, dynamic RGB lighting effects, the HyperX Alloy Core RGB™ is ideal for gamers looking to enhance their keyboard’s style and performance without breaking the bank. With six different lighting effects and three brightness levels, it balances both brilliance and budget. Crafted with a durable, reinforced plastic frame, the Alloy Core RGB was constructed for stability and reliability for gamers who want a keyboard that will last. The soft-touch keys have a tactile feel, yet are tuned to be quiet, and they also feature gaming-grade anti-ghosting functionality and key rollover. It’s spill resistant, tested to withstand 120ml of liquid, so beverage accidents won’t put an end to your game. The dedicated media controls and quick-access buttons for lighting and Game Mode place control right at your fingertips. Keyboard Lock allows you to lock your keyboard down without having to put your entire system on standby. The Alloy Core RGB is stylish, well-featured and durable, making it a great all-around multimedia keyboard for gamers.

Features of HyperX Alloy Core RGB Keyboard

  • Signature light bar and dynamic RGB lighting effects
  • Durable, solid frame
  • Quiet, responsive keys with anti-ghosting functionality
  • Spill resistant1
  • Dedicated media controls
  • Quick-access buttons for brightness, lighting modes and Game Mode
  • Keyboard Lock Mode

HyperX Pulsefire Core RGB Mouse

The HyperX Pulsefire Core™ delivers the essentials for gamers looking for a solid, comfortable, wired RGB gaming mouse. The Pixart 3327 optical sensor gives players precise, smooth tracking with no hardware acceleration, and has native DPI settings of up to 6200 DPI. The ergonomically designed Pulsefire Core has textured side grips for a comfortable, non-slip grip and its symmetrical shape is suitable for both palm and claw grips. It features high-quality switches with crisp tactile feedback rated for up to 20 million clicks. Customise lighting, DPI settings and macros for 7 programmable buttons with HyperX NGenuity software and set your mouse up just the way you want it. The large skates on Pulsefire Core help deliver accurate aiming by giving you a smooth, controlled glide as you move the mouse.

Features of Pulsefire Core RGB Mouse

  • Pixart 3327 optical sensor with native DPI of up to 6,200
  • Comfortable symmetric design
  • Seven programmable buttons
  • Easy customisation with HyperX NGenuity software

Large mouse skates for smooth, controlled gliding

HyperX FURY RGB SSD

Get the upgrade that you need to kick your system’s performance and style into high gear with the HyperX FURY RGB SSD. The drive features a smooth, stunning light bar to give your computer a dash of dazzling RGB lighting. It can also daisy-chain to other RGB devices to sync colours and effects1. Cutting-edge 3D NAND and a Marvell controller give the FURY RGB incredible speeds of 550 MB/s read and 480MB/s write2 while also making the drive more durable and more efficient. With a top case designed to accentuate its lighting, FURY RGB is the premier SSD for computer builders who don’t want to skimp on performance or looks.

Features of HyperX Fury RGB SSD

  • Smooth, stunning RGB lighting with dynamic effects
  • Can daisy-chain to sync with multiple other RGB devices
  • 3D NAND provides increased reliability and efficiency
  • Aggressive styling to accentuate your build

HyperX SAVAGE EXO Solid-State Drive

The HyperX SAVAGE EXO SSD uses 3D NAND technology to deliver SSD speeds more reliably and efficiently than 2D NAND so you can get your games patched, installed and booted faster. Slash load times with a drive that’s up to 20% faster than today’s game systems1. The SAVAGE EXO is easy to connect, works with both Mac® and PC, and can be used on your PlayStation® 4 or Xbox One™ via the USB 3.1 Gen 2 connection2. Weighing in at a trivial 56g, the super-compact SAVAGE EXO is the perfect solution for lightning-quick storage and transfer on the go.

Features of HyperX SAVAGE EXO Solid-State Drive

  • Lightning-quick transfer speeds
  • Simple connectivity for Windows and Mac
  • Compatible with XBOX One and PS4 via USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Light, portable and compact

Kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

Kingston’s A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD is an affordable storage solution with impressive performance. Boasting read/write speeds of up to 2,200/2,000MB/s1, A2000 delivers 3x the performance of a SATA SSD with quicker loading times, less power consumption and lower heat. A2000 SSD is designed for the entry-level user, purpose-built system manufacturer, DIY system builder and those seeking to upgrade their PC. With a single-sided slim M.2 design, A2000 works to its full potential when installed in an Ultrabook or a small-form-factor PC (SFF PC) system.

Available in capacities from 250GB–1TB2 to meet your system’s needs. A2000 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using 256-bit XTS-AES hardware-based encryption, and allows the use of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions such as Symantec™, McAfee™, WinMagic® and others. A2000 also has built-in eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.

Features of Kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

  • Incredible NVMe PCIe performance
  • Supports a full-security suite (TCG Opal, AES 256-bit, eDrive)
  • Ideal for Ultrabooks and small form factor PC (SFF PC) systems
  • Upgrade your PC with up to 1TB2

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Action RPG Immortal Planet Coming To PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

On the icy surface of a forgotten planet stand ruined tombs where immortals sleep. While sleepless warriors roam the halls with their minds eroded by eternity, a lone Awakewalker emerges from cryosleep. With no memory of their past, it’s up to them to forge their future, discover the planet’s mysteries, and find a way out of this icy hell.

Fight against challenging enemies with complex behaviurs while exploring levels built around single checkpoints. Gather Experiences from fallen enemies to upgrade your character. Fight and die repeatedly, but never lose progress by recovering Experiences lost upon death. Explore the world to discover the story and find many items, spells and weapons that will give you an edge against demanding boss enemies.

Key Features

  • Souls-like Progression – Recover Experiences lost upon death and use them to upgrade your character. Customize your playstyle with dozens of items and spells.
  • Methodical Combat – Patience and focus are much more important than reflexes. Block, dodge and tackle enemies while managing your stamina. You can see enemy stamina and exploit it to stun them when they are exhausted.
  • Tight Level Design – Levels are designed around single checkpoints from which you explore the area around it. Levels feature many unlockable shortcuts so you are always progressing no matter what.
  • Intense Boss Fights – Every level features a powerful boss enemy. Fights with these enemies are multi-stage struggles that are a real test of skill and determination.

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Demons with Shotguns Coming to PS4 on December 17

About

The ultimate couch fragger gibfest! Armed with a powerful boomstick and bullet deflecting shield, up to four players wage unholy war against each other as they compete for souls in nine different local multiplayer game modes (wave mode for one-to-two players also included) across four realms and 40 arenas. This is demonic local multiplayer action at its bloodiest!

Key Features

  • Frantic local multiplayer arena shooting action for one-to-four players.
  • Multiple game modes, including free-for-all, team based, and co-op.
  • Not just shooting! Master the art of dashing, bullet-deflecting, and shotgun jumping.
  • Use tarot cards to gain special temporary powers or curse your opponents.
  • Six playable characters: Demon, Deceiver, Death, Preacher, Nun, Angel.
  • Fight in 40 arenas, each with their own environmental hazards and mechanics.
  • Original soundtrack by VHS Glitch, famed synthwave composer.
  • Featuring the epic voice of Jon Bailey from Honest Trailers.

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Google Play Store Best Games of 2019

Google has revealed the Play Store’s best games of 2019, and the range of games is pretty impressive. Let’s check out which ones are the top ones, shall we?

Best Game: Call of Duty Mobile

To nobody’s surprise, the best game on the Play Store this year is Call of Duty Mobile. The game has been a global hit since its release earlier this year. And a lot of that has to do with the timing of the game’s launch, which came right around when people were getting a little tired of PUBG.

It has a battle royale mode with additional features, like classes and zombies. Additionally, it has other modes like the PC and console versions of Call of Duty, like Deathmatch, Domination etc. And now they’ve added the Zombie mode too, giving the players everything they’d want to try.

Best Competitive Game: Brawl Stars

Talking about competitive games, they don’t have one clear winner but rather a few of the top games like Brawl Stars and Call of Duty Mobile. Apart from that there are some other games as well, like Dark Sword 2 which is a fighting game, Shadowgun Legends and Stick Cricket Live.

Best Indie Game: #Drive

The next category is Indie Games, which has games made by smaller, independent studios. The top game here is #Drive which is an endless runner like Temple Run where you have to keep going on and get a high score. The graphics and gameplay are pretty cool. Apart from that, there’s another game called Fly This in which you are an air traffic controller and your aim is to help airplanes land. The final game in this list is Golf Peaks which is a really interesting and challenging game.

Best Casual Games

The next list is for casual games. At the top of this list is Ludo All-Stars since it’s played by a lot of people and it’s really easy to get into. Apart from that, there’s a game called 1945 which is like an old-school shooter in which you need to shoot other planes down. It’s simple and yet incredibly fun.

Best Innovative Games

Last but not least, we have the best innovative games, which something different or unique in them. The first game in this list is Alt-Frequencies. In this you need to listen to the radio and solve mysteries. It’s a unique concept and can be fun.

Another game in this list is Dungeon Faster in which you need to fight and progress through dungeons, levelling up your hero. The twist is that the fights happen with cards like a strategy game. Plus, it has cool graphics too.

The final game in this list is Assassin’s Creed Rebellion which is a strategy game. In this you can carry out missions by creating your own team of assassins.

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GWENT: The Witcher Card Game Console Support Ending on December 9

Starting from December 9, 2019, console players will be able to access a web page where they can request to copy their progress from their console account to a new or existing GOG account. Since we do not support the “merging” of accounts, we will only be able to copy progress to existing GOG accounts that do not have any GWENT progression on them at the time the request is made.

This account-copying process will be available for a period of six months—from December 9, 2019 to June 9, 2020. On December 9, 2019, we will release an update which will essentially freeze GWENT in its current state. From this point onwards, both console versions will be operational up until June 9, 2020. Until that time, their functionality will be limited. For example:

  • There will be no regular updates for console versions starting with the December 9, 2019 update.
  • Future expansions and additional content won’t be released on consoles.
  • We’re disabling all real-money purchases on consoles, starting today. After the December 9, 2019 update, matchmaking on consoles with other platforms will no longer be supported.

What progress will be copied:

  • All collected ornaments
  • Meteorite Powder (only applies to Xbox One players*)
  • All other currencies
  • Cards
  • Deck lists
  • Account level
  • Current Rank
  • Thronebreaker rewards
  • Contracts

*Unfortunately, transferring Meteorite Powder from PlayStation 4 to GOG is not possible. PlayStation 4 players will have to spend their Meteorite Powder before requesting the account-copying process to ensure that its equivalent value can carry over.

We will share more details about the process once the account-copying request web page goes live on December 9, 2019.

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