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Share of the Week: Dragon’s Dogma 2

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Last week, we asked you put the spotlight on the Pawns of Dragon’s Dogma 2 and share portraits using #PSshare #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights:

secondcapture shares a female Pawn wearing a circlet raises a goblin-faced staff


lunar9p shares three Pawns standing side by side with a 4th waving from the background

shimo_ps shares a female gray-haired Pawn glances forward


TheFinestJoe shares a male Pawn wearing glasses and a bear skin over his head stands with his arms crossed

kopicawcaw shares a players’ eyepatch-wearing Arisen and armor clad Pawn stand side by side

xenobitz shares a Pawn wearing glasses and a Beastren Pawn stand together in a cave

Search #PSshare #PSBlog on Twitter or Instagram to see more entries to this week’s theme. Want to be featured in the next Share of the Week?

THEME:  Robots

SUBMIT BY: 11:59 PM PT on April 24, 2024

Next week, tech takes the spotlight. Share portraits of robots or androids from the game of your choice using #PSshare #PSBlog for a chance to be featured.

EA Sports F1 24: new details on overhauled Career and Dynamic Handling, coming May 31

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Be one of the 20 in EA Sports F1 24, the official game of the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship, arriving earlier than previous seasons for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on May 31.

Through the introduction of the new EA Sports Dynamic Handling, players will feel even closer to the action. Additionally, for the first time, join the grid in Career mode as a driver from the 2024 F1 season.

EA Sports F1 24: new details on overhauled Career and Dynamic Handling, coming May 31

Drive like the greatest

Working closely with current World Champion and Champions Edition cover star Max Verstappen, the new EA Sports Dynamic Handling redefines the feel of the car to produce a realistic and predictable performance across wheel and pad.

The driving experience is improved with entirely revamped suspension dynamics, an advanced tyre model, sophisticated aerodynamic simulation, and new car setup and engine options. Cornering, rolling resistance, brake pressure, and the ability to react to changes in ambient track temperature and fluctuating conditions are all greatly improved.

On PS5, this is further enhanced thanks to high-definition feedback through the DualSense controller’s rumble, haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers; allowing you to feel every bump, kerb, and subtle shift in traction as your race.  

Greater authenticity

Improvements made to various circuits enhance the experience during race week, including significant updates to Silverstone for even greater accuracy. 

Modifications to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Lusail International Circuit, and Jeddah Corniche Circuit guarantee that these tracks align with their actual world equivalents. 

Cinematic replays, broadcast camera angles and showrooms once again feature ray-traced lighting on PS5, with on-track action benefitting from Dynamic Diffuse Global Illumination, offering a more realistic feel to light and shadows.

A new broadcast presentation package and cutscenes add to the race day immersion. In addition, actual driver audio samples taken from F1 broadcasts add a new dimension, as they react to on-track incidents. 

Sound in general plays a massive part in the overall racing experience. With spatial diffraction and reflection (compatible headphones required), you’ll be able to hear the difference between

Updates on new indie titles coming to PlayStation

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Hello, everyone. Today, we revealed three upcoming indie titles that will appeal to many different PlayStation players. These titles are for those who like to challenge the unknown, our fans who prefer more spooky things, and those looking for something in between. We hope you discover something new to play.

Darkest Dungeon II | Coming July 15

Updates on new indie titles coming to PlayStation

Red Hook Studios returns with the sequel to the Darkest Dungeon series. This time, fans will be treated to a new 3D art style with full-character animations. The signature challenge of managing stress and bringing out the hidden talents of your heroes is still at the core, but this time, the journey will be a roguelike. Take a ride in a stagecoach across a bleak world in hopes of surviving long enough to find salvation.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 | Coming June 20

The popular series was a nail-biting delight on PlayStation VR2, and we know more fans wanted to experience the survival horror, so Steel Wool Studios is bringing it to the PS5. All the games found in the VR version have been adapted to utilize the PS5 and DualSense controller to provide immersive experiences. So, anyone willing to fill out a job application can play any way they choose.

V Rising | Coming 2024

Updates on new indie titles coming to PlayStation

V Rising: Here’s what to expect when you enter Dracula’s frozen domain of Mortium

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V Rising is a survival game with action RPG elements and razor-sharp skill-based combat coming to PlayStation 5 later this year. Wake up as a Vampire after centuries of withering slumber, your kin having been forgotten after a catastrophic defeat at the hands of the Church of Luminance. Emerge from your crypt, explore a vast open world, hunt for blood, and build a sprawling castle on your quest to reclaim your former glory.

But what glory is there to reclaim? What is the Vampire promised?

Earlier this year when we announced V-Rising was coming to PS5, we provided a glimpse into its storyline, gameplay mechanics, and expansive open world. Today, we want to focus on one corner of the realm, the dangers that await within, and, of course, the Vampire King plotting his return from the heart of its overcast lands: Dracula.

V Rising: Here’s what to expect when you enter Dracula’s frozen domain of Mortium

Legend of the Immortal King

In the world of V Rising, Dracula was both a conqueror and tyrant, ruling from his throne in the frozen realm of Mortium, untouched by sunlight at the heart of the Vampire empire. From there, he waged a great war and brought humanity to the brink of extinction. Humanity’s desperate prayers were answered in the form of a divine power that appeared suddenly, for the first time, allowing them to repel not only Dracula’s Legion of Noctum but felled the Immortal King himself.

Yet for Dracula, defeat was not death.

In the eons since, the nocturnal lord has resided in a weakened state in the Shadow Realm, strengthening himself and planning his return. That time has come. Dracula has sent out a call to arms… rousing untold legions of Vampires from their centuries-long rest. Yet, not all who awaken are content to serve. Some are more ambitious than others and would instead seek to take the throne for themselves. In V Rising, you are one such Vampire.

Enter the Ruins of Mortium

The Vampire empire’s core lies in Mortium, a cold and regal snowscape famously untouched by sunlight. This was once the heart of the powerful Vampire civilization, ruled by the legendary Dracula. But now, after ages have passed, the grand spires and fortresses of the Legion of Noctum lay in ruins, abandoned and forgotten.

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Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 seeks new employees on PS5 June 20

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Have you been feeling some FOMO at Freddy’s recently? Has your lack of a PlayStation VR2 left you unable to play Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2? Well, I come (Faz)bearing great news: Freddy and the Gang heard you loud and clear, and they’re coming to your PlayStation 5 on June 20. Welcome to the team, superstars.

This adaptation of Help Wanted 2 seamlessly transitions the terrifying gameplay experienced in the PS VR2 game onto the flat screen utilized by the power of the PlayStation 5. No matter how you prefer to play, be it from your couch or wandering around your living room with a headset, Fazbear Entertainment is happy to welcome you to the Pizzaplex.

As a new hire, your job comes down to a series of tasks, the most important of which is clocking out of your shift alive. Stave off thirsty bots with a refreshing Fizzy Faz, now made using point-and-click controls for speedier service, happier customers, and less danger.

You know what they say though, all work and no play makes for an awfully dull shift. When you’re not trying to avoid the nearest animatronic, you’re encouraged to explore your new job and see all it has to offer. Cool off on Captain Foxy’s Log Ride, which now operates with first-person shooter-style controls that allow gamers to aim and fire with the swivel of a joystick and pull of a trigger. The game contains all the joy of Freddy’s VR dark ride, but with more opportunities to impress your boss with that high score you’ve been shooting for (pun intended).

The fun doesn’t stop there. All of the games in Help Wanted 2 have been carefully adapted to accommodate the PlayStation 5, allowing a wider range of new hires to come join the fun. If you’re already an employee via the PS VR2, the standard PS5 version is included at no extra cost to you. Our team has taken great care to ensure that every step you take is filled with the chills and thrills only Freddy’s can provide. 

We look forward to receiving your applications – Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted 2 hits PS5 June 20, 2024.

Darkest Dungeon II rolls onto PS5, PS4 July 15 

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We are thrilled to officially announce that Darkest Dungeon II will arrive on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on July 15. You can preorder it starting today, with a discount available to PlayStation Plus members.

Darkest Dungeon II rolls onto PS5, PS4 July 15 

In Darkest Dungeon II, we translated the beloved art style of the first game into 3D, complete with full character animations. We also carried forth the series’ signature turn-based combat system, but we rebuilt it from the ground up to be even more strategic and a true treat for the eyes and ears. But whereas the first game was pure dungeon crawler, the sequel is a roguelike road trip of the damned!

Each expedition, you will first form a party of four flawed heroes and equip your stagecoach. Then you will set off on an arduous journey across a decaying landscape filled with remnants of crumbling civilizations. Your mission: to overcome one of your past failures, embodied by a monstrous boss lurking atop the far off snow-capped mountain.

Along the way you will experience the tragic playable backstories of over a dozen heroes, and in so doing unlock the full potential of their skills, stats, and signature equipment. Just like in the first game, you’ll need to pay attention to heroes’ stress. But now you also can tend to their relationships. Resting at each Inn gives an opportunity for heroes to spend time together and become friends, lovers, or even bitter enemies. A good party is a harmonious one; a team of rivals may disintegrate long before you reach the mountain.

Whether you succeed or fail, after each expedition you return to the Altar of Hope and invest–in true roguelite fashion–in new items, boons, and content that will help you in future runs.

Releasing on PlayStation has allowed us to use the visceral DualSense controller features. You’ll feel the heartbeat of heroes on Death’s Door and the rumble of the stagecoach’s wheels as it rolls over a trap.

In addition to the base game, The Binding Blade DLC (two new heroes, a special questline, wandering boss, and more) is also available

Dead Island 2 adds new zombies variants in SoLA expansion available today

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Dead Island 2’s new SoLA expansion introduces players – sorry, Slayers – to a whole new side of Hell-A: an all-American festival where the stage is set for some of the game’s most gruesome zombie slaughter yet. The crowds of rotting, shambling festivalgoers will provide endless zombie-slaying hits, but where would any festival be without its headline acts?

Dead Island 2 adds new zombies variants in SoLA expansion available today

Enter the Whipper and the Clotter, two brand new, powerful Apex Variants designed to give even the most experienced Slayers some serious frights and fights.

On the one hand, you have the Whipper, an undead bohemian that’s swapped festival glam for guts.  In fact, she’ll flail you with her intestines or try to blind you with a handful of thrown entrails.

On the other you have the Clotter, a brutal zombie that can decompose and recompose at will. This big guy can effectively teleport in and out of the player’s space, making it hard to maintain visibility and control.  

“The starting point was always the mechanics of the two new archetypes,” says Dambuster Studio’s Associate Character Art Director, Richard Smith. “They both offer completely new behaviors never seen before in the Dead Island enemy roster.”

Synth Riders goes ‘80s with new music pack, out April 23

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I don’t know about you, but I think the 1980s are awesome! Big hair, big shoulder pads, and huge hits. So we put together a mixtape: Synth Riders 80s Mixtape – Side A… and it’s coming to the PlayStation VR2 on April 23.

We picked five favorites from the 80s, then created dancy beat maps inspired by the era. So, whether you came up in Gen X, or just learned about this stuff from YouTube videos and Stranger Things, we’ve got some new Synth Riders add-on tracks for you to take on.

80s Mixtape – Side A features:

  • a-ha – Take on Me
  • Starship – We Built This City
  • Devo – Whip It 
  • Phil Collins – Sussudio
  • INXS – New Sensation


  • Free 1980s-inspired Endless Cafe Stage for all Synth Riders owners

The only thing that screams, “Totally 80s” more than the music is the looks of the era. I was talking with Esteban Meneses, 3D Artist on Synth Riders, about what it’s like recapturing a party from 40 years ago:

“It’s like trying to capture a melody that everyone remembers a bit differently. Some might remember the neon glow of arcade games, others the revolutionary sound of synth-pop, or the emergence of digital culture. Our challenge is making sure it feels authentic whether you lived through the ’80s or experienced it secondhand.”

That’s why the team took inspiration from the ’50s café vibes with the fun of ’80s bowling alleys, then sprinkled in some retro-futuristic flair. Kind of like how in Back to the Future II people looked back at the 1980s (from 2015!).

Of course, it wouldn’t be the ‘80s without lots of pink, light blue, and chrome shine. “We wrapped these colors around the stage for that classic ’80s pop. It’s all about mixing these unique elements – colors, luxury, and design – into the game’s world to spark that retro feel.”

Alright, enough talk. It’s time to slip on some bangles (or your controllers) and get ready to relive five totally awesome 80s tracks on Synth Riders 80s Mixtape – Side A!

The new Add-Ons will be available for download as a pack ($7.99) or as individual tracks ($1.99/song) on April 23..

P.S. As you gathered from the name of the pack, this is just side “A.” We’re working on assembling another Mixtape, but we’d love to hear from you. What are YOUR favorite things that came out of the 1980s?

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut PC cross-play and system requirements revealed

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Hey everyone, Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is coming to PC on May 16! Today we’re giving you all the details on cross-play support in Legends mode and the inclusion of a new PlayStation overlay, with support for PlayStation Trophies and more.

As we’ve announced previously, Ghost on Tsushima Director’s Cut on PC contains the full game, the Iki Island expansion, and the cooperative online multiplayer Legends mode. Thanks to cross-play support, Legends players on Windows PCs can team up with players on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles and use in-game voice chat to communicate. You will be required to sign into your PlayStation Network account to access Legends mode.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is the first PlayStation title on PC that uses a new PlayStation overlay, which includes your Friends list, Trophies, Settings, and your Profile. This feature is available on Windows PCs and will be accessible from the in-game menu or, for keyboard players, by pressing the “SHIFT +F1” shortcut on your keyboard.