Godzilla PS3/PS4 game’s release set for July

Godzilla PS3/PS4 game’s release set for July

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Bandai Namco Games announced it will release the new Godzilla game on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe in July.

The game will get a retail release for PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe and a PlayStation 3 release via the PLAYSTATION Network.

Players will be able to control both the classic TOHO version of the monster and the 2014 American film Godzilla in the game. The game will also feature the Type 92 Maser tanks, Super X 2, Super X III, Super Mecha Godzilla, and MFS-3 — as well as Godzilla’s rivals: King Ghidorah, Biollante, Mothra, Mecha Godzilla, Jet Jaguar, Hedorah, and Destoroyah.

The “ultra-destructive Godzilla action” game commemorates the 60th anniversary of the titular monster by letting you play the monster itself against human civilization, as you clear missions by destroying buildings and weapons. The game recreates the camera angles that invoke the sense of scale, the fireworks explosions, and the latest techniques from the original tokusatsu (special effects) films.

Famitsu magazine described a backstory that takes its cues from TOHO‘s first Godzilla movies: Godzilla, who appeared in Tokyo in 1954 and was brought down by the secret weapon Oxygen Destroyer, has somehow made landfall again. As the players complete missions to destroy civilization, Godzilla will increase size and physical strength. Godzilla starts at 50 meters (164 feet) and can grow to double that size. Players gain points when Godzilla destroys the town, but the resistance from humanity becomes more difficult as the game goes on.

Godzilla for the PlayStation 3 arrived in Japan on December 18 for 7,600 yen (about US$64). The first copies of the game included an early unlock code for the Hollywood Godzilla (2014) as a bonus extra. Pre-orders included one of three randomly distributed “Heat Up Godzilla” reproductions of theater bonus figurines.

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One of gaming’s most-used engines arrives today on PlayStation Vita

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With PlayStation Vita getting Unity game engine support in today’s update, one of gaming’s most widely used game engines is heading to Sony‘s latest handheld. And that means it’s all the easier for the dozens of great Unity engine games to head to the Vita as well, to say nothing of future developments. It also means that, when games are ported, they’ll have access to the full suite of PlayStation Network features (matchmaking, trophies, etc.); previously, many developers took the PS Mobile publishing route, leaving out rich features many other Vita games enjoyed.

As content is the lifeblood of any game console, we’re thrilled to see what today’s update means for 2014 with PlayStation Vita. Unity’s also promising PlayStation 4 support in the near future, which hopefully means that applicable Unity engine games will also have crossbuy support. We can dream, can’t we?

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Sony Launches PlayStation App for iOS and Android

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Sony has launched the official PlayStation app for iOS and Android, ahead of the PlayStation 4 launch later this week.

The app lets users access the PlayStation Network from their smartphones and tablets. Even if you’re away from your PlayStation, you can now compare trophies and see what your friends are playing, chat with friends, receive notifications, game alerts and invitations.

You can also browse the PlayStation store, buy games and add-ons and push them to your PS4 system at home.

Other features include using your mobile device as an on-screen keyboard for your PS4 and access to PlayStation system guides, manuals and the official PlayStation blog. The iOS version of the app requires iOS 6.0 and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, but it’s optimized for iPhone 5. The Android variant requires Android 4.0 and up.

PlayStation 4 is scheduled to hit stores November 15 in the U.S., and it’s coming to Europe and Australia on November 29, followed by a December release in other markets, including Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and South Africa.

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Sony Launches PlayStation App for iOS and Android

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