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Hello, PlayStation fans! After being extremely coy about our release date at PAX East, we are so happy to finally announce that Spearhead Games’ next action-adventure game, Omensight, will be released on May 15th. The game will be part of Totally Digital and pre-orders will start tomorrow… with a 20% discount for PS Plus members! We’re thrilled to share the brand-new trailer to mark this very special occasion.

Omensight takes the branching narrative structure of Stories: The Path of Destinies and spins it in an interesting new direction. In Stories, our focus was to let players explore all the choices available to them. But in Omensight, we decided that choices should matter more, since the objective is tied to solving a murder mystery leading to the end of the world of Urralia. You will need to pay attention to the hints and clues provided by fellow companions, who are all involved in the murder of the Godless-Priestess Vera in some way. This will help you make the right decisions to progress in your investigation.

Our writers, Nadim Boukhira and Genese Davis, with support from Chris Avellone, spent countless hours crafting an intricate story of conspiracy, mythology, and time-loop for Omensight. They really focused on giving each of the major characters their own distinct personality and motivations, making sure their dialogue included vital clues about the identity of the murderer.

Speaking of characters, we are so honored to have worked with a fantastic cast of...

We are extremely pleased and proud to announce today, that after four years of passionate crafting, Detroit: Become Human has officially gone gold!

During these four years, we have gone through all possible states and emotions that the development of such a challenging project induces: the pride of working on something special and unique, the doubt of attaining all our creative and technical goals, the hope when publicly releasing scenes and trailers and seeing players’ positive reactions, the fear of not having enough time and resources to make everything perfect, the joy of finally seeing all parts of the puzzle come together, scene after scene, and finally being able to play the game from start to finish. And today, I guess it is with a mixture of all these feelings that we stand in front of you.

Detroit: Become Human is no longer our game. Instead, it will soon become yours. Yours to play, to own, to hopefully cherish. The fate of Connor, Kara and Markus is in your hands, along with the fate of all other characters in the game. Through your decisions and actions, you will have the opportunity to become the writer, the director and the main protagonist of the most branching story we have ever created. A story made of hopes, fears, sadness but also of joy and happiness. A story as much about us, humans, as it is about androids.

David Cage, the entire team and myself are proud of...

Ready yourself for a new quest to defeat the evil Mormo! The Swords of Ditto is coming to PS4 on April 24, bringing with it a colorful tale fit for the whole adventuring family.

Developed by One Bit Beyond, The Swords of Ditto follows you (And a friend!) on a thrilling quest through dangerous dungeons, thick forests, and more. The game changes with every new hero that arrives on the island, making for a gorgeous roguelike you can play with your partner, siblings, or kids.

For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop!

Cluster Tumble PS4 — Digital Cluster Tumble is a fast-paced game of skill. Complete over 100 puzzles as the pieces tumble down the screen rotating and moving them into the correct position. Code 51: Mecha Arena PS VR — Digital 2040 A.D. The world continues to deteriorate. Fighting for very limited living resources, World War III had broken out...

Hello! After sharing our unending excitement for God of War, Sid and I dove into why I can’t get enough of Night in the Woods and its hilarious and relatable storytelling. Other topics include Monster Hunter: World, Overcooked, and a spiraling tangent on the resurgence of nostalgia (strap in, folks).

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Last week we asked you to whip out your PS VR headsets and explore the lush world of Moss. That’s right, you can use the Share button even while playing in VR! While you worked to solve puzzles with the most adorable partner, Quill, you shared your magical moments using #PS4share and #PSBlog. Here are the shots that caught our eye:

@foolishoptimism showed off the lush and mysterious forest you and Quill can explore.

A moment of triumph captured by @VenileJuju.

Quill has a magical moment, as shared by @TantFuriosa.

@RichPadaon shows that there are much larger creatures roaming around Quill’s forest home.

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That’s right. Venture into the world of Norse myth alongside Kratos and Atreus and share your most thrilling shots using #PS4share and #PSBlog. Make sure to utilize the Immersive HUD setting to have an unobstructed frame while sharing!

Warning: spoilers for Westworld Season 1!

Attention PlayStation Vue subscribers! Westworld, one of my favorite HBO series, returns on April 22. That’s this Sunday! Before the character-driven drama and twisting mysteries continue, we wanted to refresh you on the happenings of the extraordinary first season.

In the Loop

We begin with the story of Dolores Abernathy, the daughter of a rancher. She believes that everything around her, even the seedy town of Sweetwater, is a beautiful place with something new to discover every day. But in actuality, she is the oldest android “host” of Westworld, where “newcomers” pay top dollar to play out their deepest desires with zero consequence.

Hosts’ core coding prevents them from harming newcomers and are also reset to their “loops” so that the memories of their interactions are erased. Glitches are starting to pop up around the park with a new update of “reveries” by park founder Robert Ford and lead programmer Bernard Lowe.

The biggest glitch shows up in Dolores’ father, Peter Abernathy. Peter finds a photo of a woman from outside of Westworld and it awakens something inside him. He suddenly remembers his past narratives, and in a panic whispers “These violent delights have violent ends,” a quote from Romeo and Juliet. The glitch is caught by the programming team, and Ford decides to remove Peter, deactivating him permanently from Westworld. As for Dolores, the line of Shakespeare is...

Dear readers of PlayStation.Blog,

Ours is a time of quiet despair.

One out of five humans have been diagnosed with some form of mental illness, and though many others have not (yet) been stigmatized with any one diagnostic label, chaotic states of consciousness – such as anxiety, panic, lethargy, dissatisfaction, suicidal ideation, and depression – are increasingly becoming part of everyone’s day-to-day life. Nowadays an exasperating, yet politely suppressed, existential scream of terror seems to contaminate our minds.

To Leave is a hardcore game about manic-depressive illness, social alienation, and the burning desire to bring all inner and outer pain to an end. The game’s main character, Harm – a manic-depressive young man in possession of a magical, flying door – has finished orchestrating a plan to solve all his troubles – and all the troubles of his world – once and for all.

In To Leave, players will experience what it feels like being Harm at this crucial moment of his life: a deeply conflicted, half-lucid, half-insane teenager with muddled thoughts but with one very clear intention in his heart: peace for himself, and peace for his world.

To that effect, To Leave makes use of several points of view and game-genres to convey that experience. The game is categorized as “Unique” at PlayStation Store*, and with good reason: at Freaky Creations we have not been afraid to stray into experimental territory.

At the start of the game throughout the first chapters, To Leave is quite easy to...

“Your new name is ‘Mid-Boss.'”

Ah, what a memorable moment 15 years ago from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. And now, it’s back! The original Disgaea adventure is getting a complete makeover in Disgaea 1 Complete for PS4!

Disgaea 1 Complete will show fans the origins of this critically-acclaimed strategy RPG series that took the West by storm back in 2003. For those of you who are new to the Disgaea franchise, this is the true beginning of it all and definitely a game you won’t want to miss.

The story begins as Laharl awakens from a two-year slumber when Etna, one of the castle’s (devious) vassals, informs him that his father (King Krichevskoy) has died. The young prince realizes what he must do and vows to reclaim the throne. Along the way, he meets Flonne, an angel trainee who was sent from Celestia to assassinate the already-dead King Krichevskoy, but instead follows Laharl and Etna to see if demons are truly heartless. With its rag-tag team of unlikely heroes, this zany and over-the-top story illustrates just why the series is renowned in the West for being “uniquely Disgaea.”

And now, the original is back and better than ever! With classic elements of gameplay combined with modern HD graphics, players can get lost in the fast-paced strategy RPG action and roller-coaster storyline. Over-the-top level caps (Up to 9999!) and damage upwards of hundreds of millions await. Not happy with how things are going in your game? Vote in the Dark...

Hey PlayStation gamers! Alex Nichiporchik here from tinyBuild. We’re excited to bring Phantom Trigger, the hardcore neon slasher developed by Bread Team, to PS4 tomorrow.

But wait. What the heck is a “Bread Team?” What does a “neon slasher” even mean? Read on!

Phantom Trigger is the second game we’ve worked on together with Bread Team. They are Victor Solodilov and Denis Novikov, a two-man dreamteam living in Ukraine and Russia. Three years ago, we released Divide By Sheep, their game about slicing sheep in half, and it was this offbeat sensibility combined with experimental, addictive gameplay that drove us straight into working on their next game together.

Inspired by the difficulty of Dark Souls, the plot twists of Fight Club, and the combat of Devil May Cry, Bread Team created Phantom Trigger, a pulsing combat game that’s rewarding and punishing in turn.

You begin the story as Stan, a man living an ordinary life until he’s struck by a mysterious illness. When he falls sick, he opens his eyes to a strange neon world, where he is the Outsider.

A warrior with no memory, the Outsider fights with three different weapons: a green Whip that can pull enemies, a blue Sword to slice and dice, and red Gauntlets with a powerful punch. Both obstacles and enemies respond to the weapons in different ways, and the weapons themselves combine to perform devastating combos and spells. You’ll have to stay nimble as you dash between enemies and learn how to pull...

Bogdan Iliesiu here, CEO of Angry Mob Games. We’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of our party-fighter, Brawlout, on PS4!

We knew we couldn’t be the only ones with fond memories of sitting with the buddies, sprawled across college dorms or sunk into comfy rec rooms. For those with an ingrained love of fighting games, this one’s for you. And by you, I also mean us.

Brawlout is a fighting game built for fast-paced matches and action-oriented play by eliminating shielding and defensive tactics. By focusing on aggressive mechanics, new players will be able to easily nail impressive combos while not feeling overwhelmed by friends who’ve had a bit more practice.

It’s easy to learn and difficult to master, which we think is a good way to appeal to both casual players and gamers looking to dedicate the time to honing their skills to become pros.

We’ve got seven original fighters to choose from, but add in variants to those characters and it swells up to eighteen, in addition to the three indie guest characters we’ve teleported in from Hyper Light Drifter, Guacamelee, and… currently undisclosed!

Want an agile, deadly, assassin-type? Sephi’ra is a good bet (and my personal favorite). For close combat, nothing beats a grappler like Paco, while if long range projectiles are your thing, Chief Feathers, or even better, his Condor X variant covers most of the battleground with carefully placed mines, bombs, or even guided...

For the better part of a decade, PlayStation Store has held yearly events devoted to promoting some of the best and brightest digital-only releases. Spring Fever, Launch Party, Totally Digital – the campaign names may have changed, but our dedication to leaders of innovation and risk-takers in game design has not. Today, we’re proud to announce PS Store’s second annual Totally Digital.

As always – we’re partnering with remarkable developers to offer PlayStation Plus pre-order discounts on some of the most-anticipated digital-only games of the year. Although Totally Digital doesn’t officially kick off until April 24 – we’re excited to share a sneak peek of just a few of the titles below.

Even better – pre-order discounts are already live for The Swords of Ditto, Guns of Icarus Alliance and Trailblazers! More to come next week, so don’t forget to check back April 24, when we unveil the complete lineup.

Totally Digital Lineup 2018

Release Date Title Publisher Price Pre-Order Start Date Pre-Order Plus Discount 4/24 The Swords of Ditto* Devolver Digital $19.99 LIVE 20% 5/1 Guns of Icarus Alliance Muse Games $14.99 LIVE 25% 5/8 Trailblazers Rising Star Games $29.99 LIVE 20% 5/15 Laser League 505 Games $14.99 4/24 20% 5/22 NBA Playgrounds 2 Mad Dog $19.99 4/24 20%

*Non-Plus members save 10% on The Swords of Ditto pre-order.

But that’s not all – we’ve got even more Totally Digital savings headed your way in the weeks to follow. Starting next Tuesday, save up to 50 percent on some of our favorite digital-only hits to date. PS Plus members save...

Greetings all! PlayStation Store is once again doubling up on the discounts. That’s right, during our Double Discounts Sale, PlayStation Plus Members can scoop up select titles for up to 60 percent off. Non-members save up to 30 percent.

Make your way to PlayStation Store all week to pick up games like Destiny 2, NBA 2K18, Need For Speed Payback, and more!

Check out the full lineup below – PlayStation Store’s Double Discount Sale ends April 24 at 8 a.m. PT.

Games Platform Title Sale Price PS Plus Price Original Price PS4 88 HEROES $8.99 $2.99 $14.99 PS4 ACCOUNTING PLUS (ACCOUNTING+) $10.19 $8.39 $11.99 PS4 ADVENTURES OF PIP $8.99 $2.99 $14.99 PS4 ART OF FIGHTING ANTHOLOGY (PS2) $10.49 $5.99 $14.99 PS4 AVEN COLONY $22.49 $14.99 $29.99 PS4 BAILA LATINO $17.99 $5.99 $29.99 PS4 BATTLE CHASERS: NIGHTWAR $20.99 $11.99 $29.99 PS4 BATTLEFIELD 1 – REVOLUTION EDITION $38.99 $17.99 $59.99 PS4 BATTLEFIELD 1 AND TITANFALL 2 – ULTIMATE EDITIONS $50.39 $19.99 $79.99 PS4 BATTLEFIELD 1 PREMIUM PASS $32.49 $14.99 $49.99 PS4 BATTLEFIELD 1: SHORTCUT KIT:...

Enter the Sanctuary and stay awhile, Tenno. The next major update, Beasts of the Sanctuary, features our 35th Warframe Khora, a new game mode called Sanctuary Onslaught, and more!

With a bold aesthetic characterized by glossy metallics hinting at her fierceness in combat, Khora sets the stage for her long-awaited arrival with flair. She is an example of how Warframe often develops on an ebb and flow of ideas. The Impact, Puncture, and Slash damage types were originally meant to be her wheelhouse — changing the damage output on command the name of her game.

When it came down to executing the concept, the ingredients didn’t have the kick we were expecting fresh out of the development oven. So the devs went back to the cupboard and whipped something new up, all while keeping in mind that certain parts of the original recipe just worked: cycling ability modes and a Kavat companion summoned by, and unique to, Khora.

What resulted was a Warframe fashioned with a metallic whip that twirls her weapon’s living metal around enemies, ensnaring them in a snake-like grip. A complex and adaptable Warframe, Khora displays her power using a set of Abilities sure to make her enemies shudder. Whipclaw is an offensive whip strike that sends enemies reeling. Ensnare traps your target and entangles those who stray too close. Venari, your Kavat partner in crime, enables you to cycle through Khora’s postures to set her to attack, protect, or heal. She’s a cat of all trades. And...

It’s been nearly three months since we launched Monster Hunter: World globally and we are humbled by how many new and returning hunters have enlisted to investigate the New World and the Elder Crossing. From all of us at Capcom, thank you!

Now, let’s talk about the next addition to the game: a brand new Elder Dragon accompanied by a new quest type and loot system, all coming for free starting at April 18 at 5:00 PM Pacific!

New Elder Dragon: Kulve Taroth

With the conclusion of the Zorah Magdaros and Nergigante investigations, the path is now clear for new Elder Dragons to emerge in the New World; the perfect opening for the majestic Kulve Taroth.

Cloaked in a heavy golden mantle, this dazzling threat is fast approaching and it’s up to you and your Hunting Squad to work together and repel it at all costs. Of course, you’ll be handsomely rewarded for your efforts.

New Quest Type: Siege

The magnitude of Kulve Taroth’s arrival is nothing to be scoffed at. To prevent a total catastrophe, we’re deploying a brand new hunting strategy. Prepare for an all-out Siege.

In this new quest type, we invite all of you up to the Gathering Hub to coordinate your hunting efforts with all 16 players in the lobby. Up to four parties of four hunters each can team up and contribute progress, work together to collectively break more parts, and reap greater benefits of hunting the same Kulve Taroth.

Please note that the Siege game mode balance...

Welcome back! Thank you all for casting your votes to help name March 2018’s best new game. If you didn’t vote, we’ll let it slide… as long as you promise to vote next time. Deal?

We’ve got a double-header for ya today — first up, we’ll reveal the Players’ Choice winner for March 2018. Scroll a bit further down and you’ll see our top picks. PlayStation’s editorial team weighed in on our top games of 2018 so far (January 1 to March 31, specifically).

Expect to see a new selection of Editors’ Choice picks every three months or so; you can even browse our favorites at PlayStation Store. Meanwhile, our Players’ Choice polls will continue to hit at the end of each month as usual.

March 2018 Players’ Choice Winner: Far Cry 5

In a decisive victory, Ubisoft’s outlandish open-world trek through Hope County, Montana claimed the Players’ Choice crown for March 2018! The runners up for the month included gorgeously animated JRPG journey Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and ambitious cinematic co-op adventure A Way Out —...

Epic Games has been on top of the world since its smash-hit Battle Royale mode launched in Fortnite, heading up Twitch viewership charts and crossing over into mainstream conversation with numerous celebrities name-checking it and streaming it alongside the game’s most popular personalities.

I’ve had a great time being carried to racking up Victory Royales with my PSN pals and I think it’s safe to say I’ve boarded the Fortnite hype train. Naturally, I wanted to learn more about how Epic crafted what may currently be the most talked-about game in the world.

So I reached out to Eric Williamson, design lead on Fortnite to answer some burning questions about their free-to-play phenomenon.

PSB: How has the team at Epic been handling the insane amount of attention Fortnite has enjoyed in the past few months? Did you expect this would become as big as it is now?

Eric Williamson: We’re blown away by the response. We’re thrilled that players are enjoying the game and that it’s bringing people together!

PSB: What did the process of adding Battle Royale to Fortnite look like? How long did it take from the first person having the idea to shipping it?

EW: In the past, the Fortnite team had been experimenting with a number of PvP modes, but ultimately decided to move its focus to the PvE experience. There was always the intention to go back to that. Last year, the idea of a battle royale-style game came up. We just...

When NBA Playgrounds launched last May, the team here at Saber was incredibly excited – but also full of nervous energy. When developing an arcade NBA-licensed game, you’re taking part in a rich history of gaming that brings with it certain expectations.

On release day – and the weeks and months that followed – we were delighted to find out NBA Playgrounds was a hit for our indie game company. High-flying basketball arcade action was back in a big way! So how do you follow that up? You have to get that much better and you need to be responsive to what fan requests. NBA Playgrounds 2 is coming this summer, and it’s essentially everything you asked for. And more.

One of the first things we wanted to do with the sequel was to expand online play. We witnessed some epic online games on YouTube and knew that we wanted to bring an even richer experience. We looked at our tournaments that filled the blackboard in our office pitting one developer against another and very soon it became clear that we want to bring this competitive experience and spirit to you.

That’s why we created Playgrounds Championship for NBA Playgrounds 2. It’s a worldwide online league with several divisions where you can climb the ladder to the top. You’ll always know exactly where you stack up against other Playgrounds 2 players online and see yourself progress as you acquire skills. We made sure to include co-op leagues to...

“There’s an internal journey for every human being,” God of War Creative Director Cory Barlog recently told me. “In the old games, we tackled more of the physical journey. The emotional journey, the internal journey, is far more intriguing now.”

Indeed. Kratos has come a long, long way since the closing moments of 2010’s God of War III. It’s not just the bushy beard, or the magical throwing axe, or the son traveling by his side. It’s his manner, his temperament. Something is different.

This is important because, as anybody who’s ever played God of War knows, Kratos has demonstrated exactly two emotions: effortless cool and bloodthirsty rage. And that was enough to propel him through six games — seven, if you count the mobile title. And for most of the series, his single-minded bloodlust was so overt and so unapologetic that it felt fresh, groundbreaking.

But time affects us all, and 2018’s God of War will show us a side of the character we’ve never seen before. Watch our new video above to learn more about how Santa Monica Studio is evolving this iconic character.

As for Barlog? Some things never change. “I have always had this overdelivery complex,” Barlog said. “I keep obsessively adding things, making the game bigger and better, because I can’t leave anything on the table. I want to give the whole experience. You’ll pay $60? You’ll get everything I can possibly give.”

The excitement is palpable. God...

Deep in the harsh wilds of a new realm and beleaguered with grief, Kratos will begin a new journey alongside his son Atreus. God of War has returned.

Developed by the passionate team at Santa Monica Studio, God of War follows Kratos and Atreus on a harrowing quest towards the highest mountain in the realm. With new weapons and new abilities to wield against the deadly denizens of the world, God of War embraces an intimate, skill-based combat system.

For a full list of new games coming to PlayStation next week, read on. And enjoy The Drop!

Assetto Corsa: Ultimate Edition PS4 — Digital (Out 4/20) Assetto Corsa: Ultimate Edition is the most complete version of the universally acclaimed driving simulator, offering all the DLC and updates ever released for the game. Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 PS4 — Digital Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 offers sports fans a dynamic, fast, and challenging experience, with all the excitement, speed, and scoring of real-life lacrosse. Drive on Moscow PS4...

Welcome everyone and behold PlayStation Store’s latest flash sale! This month we’re highlighting select titles that are sure to get your heart racing and have you sleeping with one eye open. No April fools or cute chocolate bunnies here, just pure spine-tingling terror at up to 70 percent off.

Starting now, save big on games like The Evil Within 2, Until Dawn, Outlast 2, and a lot more!

The full lineup is listed below. So get a grip on the edge of your seat and make your way over to PlayStation Store before these deals come to an end April 16 at 8 am PT.

Platform Title Sale Price Original Price PS4 101 WAYS TO DIE $3.99 $9.99 PS4 ALBEDO: EYES FROM OUTER SPACE $2.99 $14.99 PS4 ALIEN: ISOLATION $8.99 $29.99 PS4 ALIEN: ISOLATION –...