Playstation Experience 2017 is coming December 9 – 10 to Ahaheim, California

Playstation Experience is back for 2017, and will run from December 9 through the 10 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Early Bird tickets are now available for purchase for $65. This includes access to a special event on the evening of December 8, which will allow attendees to get up-close and personal with game developers and PlayStation personalities.

Sony also announced that this year’s Capcom Cup will again be held at PlayStation Experience. The event will host a special tournament stage featuring the highest level Street Fighter V competition in the world, with matches set to take place all day on December 10, culminating in the Grand Finals event that evening. Qualifying players from the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 will fight for more than $250,000 in prize money.

You can check out the trailer for the event below.

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Playstation Store Update August 15 2017, Attack of the Blockbuster Sale

Pre-Orders

  • Absolver ($26.99)(out 8-29)
  • Dead Alliance ($39.99)(out 8-29)
  • Dead Alliance Multiplayer Edition ($24.99)(out 8-29)
  • Everybody’s Golf ($39.99)(out 8-29)
  • F1 2017 Special Edition ($59.99)(out 8-25)
  • Obduction ($29.99)(out 8-29)
  • Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition ($49.99)(out 8-29)
  • RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS ($19.99)(out 8-29)
  • XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen DLC ($39.99)(out 8-29)
  • Yakuza Kiwami ($29.99)(out 8-29)

PSVR Games

  • Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul ($29.99)

PS4 Games

  • 3D Minigolf ($9.99/PS+ $8.99)
  • ACA NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’96 ($7.99)
  • ACA NEOGEO ART OF FIGHTING 2 ($7.99))
  • Agents of Mayhem ($59.99)
  • Cities: Skylines ($39.99)
  • Dark Mystery ($7.99)
  • Defenders of Ekron ($14.99/PS+ $11.99)
  • Digerati Bundle 3 Pack part 6 ($23.99/PS+ $7.19)
  • Eliosi’s Hunt ($4.99/PS+ $4.59)
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing ($14.99)
  • Ken Follet’s The Pillars of Earth ($39.99)
  • MATTERFALL ($19.99)
  • NidHogg 2 ($13.49)
  • Night Trap 25th Anniversary Edition ($14.99)
  • observer_ ($29.99/PS+ $26.99)
  • Sonic Mania ($19.99)
  • Sudden Strike 4 ($59.99)
  • Tokyo 42 ($19.99)
  • Undertale ($14.99)

PS4 Add-On Content

  • Agents of Mayhem – Franchise Force Skins Pack (Free)
  • Disc Jam Jamolean Packs ($.99 for 4,000 and up to $19.99 for 130,000)
  • DREADNOUGHT PLUS PACK (Free and Exclusive to PS+)
  • Injustice 2: Starfire ($5.99)
  • Let it Die PS+ Pack (Free for PS+)
  • Micro Machines World Series – Legendary Skin Pack ($1.99)
  • Superbeat: Xonic DLC ($1.99 and up)
  • Van Helsing II DLC ($.99 each)

PS3 Games

  • Steredenn ($12.99)

PS Vita Games

    • Undertale ($14.99)

Attack of the Blockbuster Sale (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price)

PlayStation 4

  • Alien Isolation – $14.99, $8.99
  • Alien Isolation The Collection – $19.99, $11.99
  • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – $35.99, $29.99
  • BioShock The Collection – $35.99, $29.99
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction – $29.99, $23.99
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – $25.79, $19.79
  • Danganronpa 1&2 Reload – $23.99, $19.99
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls – $20.99, $17.99
  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round – $23.99, $15.99
  • Destiny The Collection – $35.99, $29.99
  • Destroy All Humans – $9.99, $4.99
  • Destroy All Humans 2 – $9.99, $4.99
  • Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition – $12.49, $9.99
  • Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition – $19.99, $15.99
  • DmC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition – $15.99, $11.99
  • Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition – $11.99, $9.99
  • Dragon Age Inquisition GOTY Edition – $19.99, $11.99
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires – $24.99, $19.99
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition – $29.99, $23.99
  • EA Family Bundle: Need for Speed, Garden Warfare 2, Unravel – $27.99, $19.99
  • Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 2 – $7.49, $5.99
  • FIFA 17 – $19.99, $15.99
  • Final Fantasy VII – $9.59, $7.99
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – $29.99, $24.99
  • Game of Thrones Season Pass – $9.99, $7.99
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves – $7.49, $5.99
  • Grand Kingdom – $19.99, $15.99
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator – $9.99, $5.99
  • Handball 17 – $14.99, $5.99
  • Hasbro Family Fun Pack – $19.99, $15.99
  • Hitman Requiem Pack – $2.49, $1.99
  • Homefront: The Revolution – $14.99, $11.99
  • Homefront: The Revolution Expansion Pass – $7.49, $5.99
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Season Pass – $13.99, $11.99
  • Mass Effect Andromeda – $31.99, $27.99
  • Metro Redux – $11.99, $8.99
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – $11.99, $9.99
  • Monopoly Family Fun Pack – $11.99, $9.99
  • Monopoly Plus – $5.24, $3.74
  • MX vs ATV Supercross Encore – $11.99, $7.49
  • Need for Speed – $9.99, $7.99
  • NHL 17 – $19.99, $11.99
  • Nights of Azure – $35.99, $29.99
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Ascension – $35.99, $29.99
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – $29.99, $23.99
  • Outlast 2 – $20.99, $17.99
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – $11.99, $9.99
  • RTK13: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack – $31.49, $27.99
  • RTK13: Fame and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle – $55.99, $48.99
  • Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell – $7.49, $5.99
  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected – $9.99, $7.99
  • Saints Row / Metro Double Pack – $21.99, $16.49
  • Saints Row IV: Re-Elected + Gat Out of Hell – $11.99, $8.99
  • Samurai Shodown VI – $7.49, $5.99
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter – $19.99, $14.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass – $9.99, $4.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition – $14.99, $9.89
  • Street Fighter V Original Characters Battle Costume 1 Pack – $20.99, $17.99
  • The Crew – $17.99, $14.99
  • The King of Fighters 2000 – $4.99, $3.99
  • The King of Fighters XIV – $29.99, $20.39
  • The King of Fighters XIV: 4 Character Bundle Pack – $9.99, $7.99
  • The Surge – $41.99, $35.99
  • The Talos Principle Deluxe Edition – $19.99, $14.99
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Season Pass – $17.49, $14.99
  • The Walking Dead Season Two – $12.49, $9.99
  • The Walking Dead The Complete First Season – $9.99, $7.49
  • Titanfall 2 – $23.99, $19.99
  • Toukiden 2 – $47.99, $41.99
  • XCOM 2 – $29.99, $23.99
  • XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Edition – $37.49, $29.99

PlayStation 3

  • Alien Isolation – $14.99, $8.99
  • Darksiders + Darksiders II Ultimate Edition – $19.99, $9.99
  • Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition – $19.79, $14.69
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection – $7.99, $5.99
  • FIFA 17 – $19.99, $15.99
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – $17.99, $14.99
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – $24.99, $19.99
  • Resident Evil: Deluxe Origins Bundle – $19.99, $15.99

PlayStation Vita

  • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – $23.99, $19.99
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster – $17.99, $14.99
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves – $7.49, $5.99
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – $19.99, $15.99
  • Toukiden 2 – $31.99, $27.99

PlayStation Portable

  • Tomb Raider Legend – $5.19, $3.89

New Release Deals (Sale Price, PS+ Price)

  • 3D MiniGolf (PS4) – $8.99, $7.49
  • Defenders of Ekron (PS4) – $11.99 (PS+)
  • Digerati Bundle 3 Pack Part 6 (PS4, PS Vita) – $7.19 (PS+)
  • Eliosi’s Hunt – $4.49 (PS+)
  • Nidhogg 2 (PS4) – $13.49, $12.74
  • Observer (PS4) – $26.99 (PS+)
  • Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul (PSVR) – $29.99

New Freebies

  • Agents of Mayhem – Franchise Force Skins Pack (PS4)
  • Brawlhalla (PS4)
  • Dark Mystery Trial (PS4)
  • Dreadnought Plus Pack (PS4) – PS+
  • Let it Die PlayStation Plus Free Exclusive Pack (PS4) – PS+
  • NBA Live 18 Demo (PS4)
  • StarBlood Arena Demo (PSVR)

Other Deals

  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PS4) – $34.99
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (PS Vita) – $27.99

NCG Review – Nidhogg 2 (Playstation 4, PC)

The wurm is back, and ready to feed! Messhof is back again with the sequel to the 2014 highly addictive multiplayer title Nidhogg. Nidhogg 2 builds off its predecessor by adding some new weapons, new levels, new grotesque art style, online ranked matches, and a brand new character customization feature letting players choose which character they will want to use to paint the walls with their enemies’ blood.Nidhogg2_Summer17 (10).png

Visuals

Nidhogg 2’s art style has been upgraded from the retro “Atari” art style, to a 16-bit pixel upgrade. The best way to describe it is that it looks something along the lines of Earthworm Jim’s art style from the SNES and Sega Genesis era. This fits perfect for Nidhogg 2, as the game doesn’t take itself serious with its hilarious gameplay.NIdhogg2_Summer17 (1).png

Characters animations look hysterical with the frantic facial expressions when being stabbed or squashed into the ground, and the level art looks amazing with its acid influenced art style. The whole presentation of Nidhogg 2 will have you feeling like your back in the 90’s gaming era. Did I mention, the developers added an overworld that resembles Yoshi’s Island!difaa8yc7isqzlihl6t1

One downside though is that even though the graphics are brushed up, sometimes they game be distracting. Their were times on curtain levels where the background would be the same color as me or my opponent (DAMN those flames with the same color palate as the orange character) and I would either lose myself , then fall off a ledge or run right into my foes weapon.NIdhogg2_Summer17 (4)

 

Gameplay

Nidhogg 2 has brought back that fast paced, kill and run game style back, but this time with a few new feature! Nidhogg 2 introduces new weapons which will change the strategies of how to kill your opponent.Nidhogg2_Summer17 (12)

Each weapon has its own strength and weakness so despite which weapon used, one player will not have the upper hand. The knives as a fast throw but short reach, the bow has projectiles, but you can do damage if you toss it, the two-handed sword can know weapons out of you opponents hands but is slow, and the classic jousting rapier is neutral all around.I found this dynamic and rather fun, as I would find weapons from fallen characters all over the place, making me have to think quick on what I was going to do with the weapon.

As for game modes, they added an arcade mode where players will fight their way through every level and have a chance to try out every weapon. Which is a great option if you don’t have some couch play going on. There is also an online mode with ranked and non-ranked matches, and I can see this keep this title alive for days to come. Last of all, the main place where players will be on is the original VS. mode and tournament mode, in which players can play against their friends and have a colorful bloodshed of a time.

The NCG crew had a blast playing Nidhogg 2, but the game animation felt like it wasn’t as fast as the original Nidhogg. On top of that, some matches last forever, as players will find out that they added sliding physics to the characters. This can be great, but can also fall flat when your matches end up being way longer than you would expect. Other than the speed of the animation all aspects of the gameplay aspects were great.
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Verdict

Nidhogg 2 is a title to pick up whether you tried the original or not. A highly recommended title to add to your multiplayer collection, especially because it’s a game that is just hilarious, with an experience you will not get from any other title on the market.

Pros: Nidhogg 2 offers a variety of weapons and levels that we did not see in the first title.  There are more maps with obstacles and the weapon variation forces players to strategize their next move versus bashing buttons and hoping for the best.

Cons: Even though I got what I wanted more levels!- I still prefer the style of the original game.  The pure simplicity in levels and character design made the game “goofy” without being outwardly goofy.  Nidhogg 2 takes the once subtle concept and makes a more “in you face” style and I think it detracts from the game.  It becomes mentally exhausting focusing on your character and the more in-depth backgrounds.

You can pick up Nidhogg 2 for Playstation 4 (via PSN) and PC (Steam) on August 15.Score

 

Episode 1 and 2 of “The King of Fighters: Destiny” animated series is now available

SNK has released the two first episodes of “The King of Fighters: Destiny” animated series on YouTube today.

The company has said that the series will consist 20 minute episodes with 24 episodes in total.

You can check out the first two episodes and overviews below.


Episode 1: “South Town”

The King of Fighters – The world-renowned tournament starts now! After arriving in South Town, Kyo, an invitee to KOF, runs into another formidable fighter, Terry. Ten years have passed since the tragedy that changed his live forever… The destinies of the fighters now cross here in South Town.

Episode 2: “Kyokugen Style”

When Kyo, Benimaru and Daimon visit the Kyokugen Style Dojo in South Town, they come across Ryo chasing down men in black suits. Kyo and his friends head off to Geese Tower in pursuit as well. Once they arrive at the tower, Geese’s right-hand man, Billy descends on them.

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