While the Lord of the Rings franchise focussed on a small group of people changing the world in a big way, The Hobbit was more about the group (at least up to a point). This isn't something that's been lost on the team behind LEGO The Hobbit either, as they've added new ways for you to work together with your "buddies." Warner Brothers today released a new trailer showcasing these new abilities, and the importance of your group.
After quite a lot of rumours, and a leaked PS+ list for next month, it seems much of it has been confirmed. Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition has been announced for PlayStation 4 over on the Asian PlayStation Blog, along with the reveal that it'll be free on PlayStation plus. No more information is given, but I imagine we'll be finding out the specifics over the next few days.
The 2.5D Metroidvania entry in the Batman Arkham city will be coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U in April this year, Warner Brothers have announced. Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate was a handheld exclusive that took place after Arkham Origins and was set in - can you guess - Blackgate Prison. Blackmask, Joker and Penguin all want to cause trouble, and it's up to you as The Bat to sort it all out.
Sony's handheld that could might not be, but that doesn't mean it's a complete failure. The Vita is a technical powerhouse, and the capabilities of it make it well worth picking up. That's only been improved upon since the release of the PlayStation 4 as well. Maybe that's why such a huge amount of PS4 owners have decided to pick up a Vita as well.
Sony have this morning announced the Sly Cooper Trilogy and God of War Collection is coming to PlayStation Vita. Both collections were rated quite some time ago, so we had a feeling that they'd eventually be made available, but Sony's silence and their policy not to comment on rumour means this is the first time we've really had a steadfast confirmation.
Koei have just unleashed a new website for Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, and alongside it have announced a new set of information about the Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition on PlayStation 4 and Vita. Fans of the franchise will be happy to know they can transfer their saves, and everybody else should be saving their pennies for new-gen battlefield action.
FuturLab have today released a trailer for their upcoming Velocity 2X, the sequel to the top-ranking Velocity Ultra. Along with the same awesome top-down gameplay that impressed when the original came out last year, Velocity 2X also boasts Metroid-esque action sequences. If you thought you needed to be multi-skilled to make it to the top in Velocity, Velocity 2X is going to be a completely different ball game.
The PSP might be a distant memory for some of us, but it sold incredibly well. With well over 70 million units shipped, it remains an important if under-appreciated effort. The PlayStation Vita is way behind that curve, so far behind that even Sony would be surprised if the Vita managed to catch up.
As was originally hinted earlier this week, Sony have today announced the PlayStation Vita Slim will be making it's way westward. Don't open your wallet just yet - there's a few things that might raise a few eyebrows. It's good news, but it's definitely not all good news.
The PS Vita Slim is already a thing - in Japan. It's 20% slimmer than its original counterpart and has been unavailable in the west. That looks like it's just about to change. IGN have recieved an invite to a press reveal promising the slimmest launch in PlayStation history. Just what on earth could that mean?