Sony’s Pre-Tokyo Game Show Press Conference Wrap Up
Here’s all you need to know about last night’s Pre-TGS conference Sony held:
PT, the Silent Hills playable teaser, has been downloaded over a million times.
Resident Revelations 2, a sequel to the popular 3DS game, was announced for 2015 release on PS4, PS2, X360, X1 and PC. The game will not focus on Chris and Jill.
Dragon Quest Heroes was announced for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 and set to release sometime in 2015. The game looks to be like a Dragon Quest version of Hyrule Warriors, which itself is a Dynasty Warriors game set in the Legend of Zelda world. You can find the trailer here.
Bloodborne, a spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, has a release date for Japan: February 5, 2015. There is no word on when the PlayStation 4 exclusive will be coming to other territories.
PlayStation 4 firmware 2.0 will also add theme support to the system, allowing you to customize the look of the main menu screen, and hopefully allow for custom background images. The PlayStation Vita, in firmware 3.30, will also be getting theme support, although you can already change the background images on that system.
A new Ys game for PlayStation 4 was announced and a short trailer showed off test footage gameplay. There is no other information such as a release window or more specific name. You can find the trailer here.
Persona 5 was announced! You can read more about that here.
Disgaea 5 was officially announced for the PlayStation 4 for a 2015 release. The game has been in development since 2012 and most recently Disgaea 4 made it’s way to the PlayStation Vita.
That’s all the news coming from Sony’s Pre-TGS show. The actual Tokyo Game Show will be September 18-21.

Sony’s Pre-Tokyo Game Show Press Conference Wrap Up

Here’s all you need to know about last night’s Pre-TGS conference Sony held:

  • PT, the Silent Hills playable teaser, has been downloaded over a million times.
  • Resident Revelations 2, a sequel to the popular 3DS game, was announced for 2015 release on PS4, PS2, X360, X1 and PC. The game will not focus on Chris and Jill.
  • Dragon Quest Heroes was announced for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 and set to release sometime in 2015. The game looks to be like a Dragon Quest version of Hyrule Warriors, which itself is a Dynasty Warriors game set in the Legend of Zelda world. You can find the trailer here.
  • Bloodborne, a spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls, has a release date for Japan: February 5, 2015. There is no word on when the PlayStation 4 exclusive will be coming to other territories.
  • PlayStation 4 firmware 2.0 will also add theme support to the system, allowing you to customize the look of the main menu screen, and hopefully allow for custom background images. The PlayStation Vita, in firmware 3.30, will also be getting theme support, although you can already change the background images on that system.
  • A new Ys game for PlayStation 4 was announced and a short trailer showed off test footage gameplay. There is no other information such as a release window or more specific name. You can find the trailer here.
  • Persona 5 was announced! You can read more about that here.
  • Disgaea 5 was officially announced for the PlayStation 4 for a 2015 release. The game has been in development since 2012 and most recently Disgaea 4 made it’s way to the PlayStation Vita.

That’s all the news coming from Sony’s Pre-TGS show. The actual Tokyo Game Show will be September 18-21.

Persona 5 Coming to PlayStation 4

Last night Sony held a pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference during which it announced that Persona 5, the highly anticipated sequel to Persona 4, will also be coming to PlayStation 4 along with PlayStation 3. The title was originally announced last November as a Playstation 3 exclusive and with a 2015 Japanese release window. It will be coming West though there is no word on exactly when. There was also a new trailer showing what could be the main character. He is shown wearing a uniform which indicates that the game will probably continue tradition of featuring a high school life during the day and JRPG combat after hours.

Xenoblade Chronicles Announced for New 3DS
Xenoblade Chronicles was a cult hit of sorts on the Wii, and is now being ported to the New 3DS only, due to the improved CPU, it is only capable of running on the New 3DS. In related news, Shulk, a Xenoblade character, is playable in Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U, adding some more credibility to the major leak of the Smash Bros roster on NeoGAF.
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Xenoblade Chronicles Announced for New 3DS

Xenoblade Chronicles was a cult hit of sorts on the Wii, and is now being ported to the New 3DS only, due to the improved CPU, it is only capable of running on the New 3DS. In related news, Shulk, a Xenoblade character, is playable in Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U, adding some more credibility to the major leak of the Smash Bros roster on NeoGAF.

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New 3DS Announced, Called “New 3DS”
Nintendo has announced a revamped 3DS and 3DS XL. The features include:
New trigger button on back
3D viewable from new angles
Improved CPU for bigger and better games
Longer battery life
New C-button
Micro SD card slot
NFC-technology on the bottom screen
Release date in 2015, Japan first
Also new faceplates will be released
Upcoming firmware will include themes
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New 3DS Announced, Called “New 3DS”

Nintendo has announced a revamped 3DS and 3DS XL. The features include:

  • New trigger button on back
  • 3D viewable from new angles
  • Improved CPU for bigger and better games
  • Longer battery life
  • New C-button
  • Micro SD card slot
  • NFC-technology on the bottom screen
  • Release date in 2015, Japan first
  • Also new faceplates will be released
  • Upcoming firmware will include themes

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Valve Being Sued By Australian Government
The Steam refund policy says that, “unless required by local law,” Valve doesn’t give refunds on games, DLC, and other such purchases made through Steam. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is suing Valve for false or misleading representations that they made with the refund policy. Basically Valve didn’t offer refunds to people who found the games to not be acceptable quality and in Australia that is a big no-no. Valve has said they are working with the Australian Government in order to rectify this situation.
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Valve Being Sued By Australian Government

The Steam refund policy says that, “unless required by local law,” Valve doesn’t give refunds on games, DLC, and other such purchases made through Steam. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is suing Valve for false or misleading representations that they made with the refund policy. Basically Valve didn’t offer refunds to people who found the games to not be acceptable quality and in Australia that is a big no-no. Valve has said they are working with the Australian Government in order to rectify this situation.

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Nintendo Announces New Hardware Bundles
The first includes the Wii U Deluxe Set, Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for $299 in mid-September.
The second is only at Walmart and includes Wii U Deluxe, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Land at $299 in mid-September.
Nintendo 2DS gets an Electric Blue, Crimson Red or Sea Green version that comes with Mario Kart 7 for $129 and launches in early October.

Nintendo Announces New Hardware Bundles

  • The first includes the Wii U Deluxe Set, Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land for $299 in mid-September.
  • The second is only at Walmart and includes Wii U Deluxe, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Land at $299 in mid-September.
  • Nintendo 2DS gets an Electric Blue, Crimson Red or Sea Green version that comes with Mario Kart 7 for $129 and launches in early October.

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected and Gat Out of Hell Announced

At a PAX panel from Volition a new expansion to Saints Row IV was announced, called Gat Out of Hell. It’s a standalone expansion that will cost $20 and is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Also announced was Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, an updated port of Saints Row IV that will include all the DLC and the physical copy will have Gat Out of Hell while the two will be sold separately digitally. Both games will be released on January 27, 2015.

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Nintendo Amiibo Figures Available for Pre-Order

The Amiibo’s, which were first shown off at E3 2014, are now available to be pre-ordered. The figures aren’t only nice to look at but also can store and transfer information via Near Field Communication, or NFC for short. The Wii U Gamepad has a reader built in, and the New 3DS will have it built into the lower screen. The figures will interact with Super Smash Bros and in the future will work with Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World. Each figure costs $12.99 each.

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