RTS / Tower Defense Hybrid Comet Crash 2 Hits PS4 August 8

Back in 2007, I was inspired to start my own game studio, Pelfast (literally: fast pixel), alongside Jennifer Pourchot given our shared passions for gaming and desire to create something that we’d both want to play. At the time, tower defense titles were hot, but they lacked a crucial element. After two years of development and hard work, we published Comet Crash, an award-winning multiplayer RTS with hybrid tower defense elements. To this day, we still hear stories from fans about co-op with family, intense battles with friends and Comet Crash parties that went until the wee hours of the morning.

Now, we’re ready to give our fans exactly what they want (and show new players what they’ve been missing out on) with an epic sequel. We’re super excited to announce Comet Crash 2: The Kronkoid Wars is launching August 8th on PS4!

This time we’ve gone all-out, with a new online multiplayer feature, a new storyline, more levels, bigger bosses and an original score by Bluetech!

In the campaign with over 50 branching levels, use your ship to collect resources and fight off a range of robotic machines using a variety of upgradeable weapons. At the same time, command your own rush attacks against enemy forces.

Bust through enemy defenses using your weapons, cut off enemy unit production by taking out Ops structures, and build long pathways to slow down attacks. Watch what the enemy is doing and react to bring together a winning strategy. There is more than one way to win each level. We know we haven’t thought of all of them — surprise us by sharing videos of your gameplay when it launches!

In Comet Crash 2 you collect ‘Zoids’ which can be used to supercharge your weapons against an unexpected attack. Zoids also speed up unit production to give you an advantage over your rival. Your ship begins its journey with one Zoid slot. You can earn more Zoid slots by defeating the megaboss, Kronkoid. Use Zoids wisely since they are a scarce but powerful resource!

Test your skills in Battle mode where you can play against other players. Compete with opponents over resources (guaranteed to cause a few good laughs… or cries) and decide if you should use them to build up your army or to defend your territory. At the same time keep a close eye on what your opponents are up to. Look for weaknesses in enemy bases to determine what type of units to build for your own infantry. Watch your opponent closely or you may be annihilated by a surprise attack!

Comet Crash 2 is designed from the ground up for PlayStation. The tight DualShock controls allow for twitch gameplay, defensive building and offensive attacks without any tedious micromanagement.

Thanks to all our fans for the enthusiasm, encouragement, and inspiration to make Comet Crash bigger and better than ever before. We couldn’t have done it without you, and can’t wait for you to try out our game!

End Space Launches September 19th for PS VR

Greetings, pilot.

Get ready to ship out to the Tartarus Sector – End Space is coming to PS VR on September 19!

VR Space Combat at its Finest

 

End Space | PlayStation.com

We’ve been working hard to create a space combat simulator that really showcases the advantages of gaming in virtual reality. In End Space your Minos Starfighter is equipped with turreted guns neural linked to your gaze direction so you can easily track or lock on to your target while independently controlling your ship’s velocity and direction with your DualShock 4 gamepad.

Story Driven Single Player Campaign

In a race to reach the distant, mysterious and resource-rich Tartarus Sector, the UTC has stretched its resources thin. Just as the UTC has almost cemented its foothold in the sector, the insurgent Tartarus Liberation Front has emerged, demanding autonomy for the Tartarus. Having infiltrated the UTC’s warp-gate network, the TFL has been using hit-and-run tactics to disrupt UTC supply lines and mining operations. These brazen raids have become increasingly frequent and now the TFL has its eyes set on acquiring the secrets of the Hyperluminal Drive.

The UTC’s top brass can’t ignore these attacks any longer – It’s time to bring order back to the Tartarus Sector. That’s where you come in, pilot. The UTC relies on a cadre of elite contract pilots to protect its interests across the galaxy, and as a promising new recruit you’re being sent to the Tartarus Sector.

End Space for PlayStation VR features a mission story-driven campaign where you will fight the TFL insurgency in a variety battles and explore ever deeper into the Tartarus Sector.

You’ll be able to jump in the cockpit of your Minos on September 19th for a retail price of $19.99, and if you have PlayStation Plus you’ll get a special launch-week discount of 10%!

PS4 Pro Extra Pew Pew Pew Enhancements

On top of all of the awesome PlayStation VR optimizations and improvements we put into End Space, we’ve added even more pew pew pew goodness for PS4 Pro owners. We’ve cranked it up to:

  • 8xAA
  • Resolution Oversampling
  • Post-processing effects
  • High Resolution Textures
  • High Polygon Models

Mark your calendar for September 19th and we’ll see you in the Tartarus Sector! Deadly as it beautiful.

Sign Up for the Next PS4 System Software Update Beta

We’re getting ready for the next major system update for PS4, and can use some help from PS4 owners to test it out ahead of launch. Starting today, you can sign up for a chance to be a beta tester and get an advance look at some of the improvements and new features coming to PS4.

You can register to be a beta tester anytime between today and the start of the beta in early August. Users must be 18 years or older. Once the beta starts, we’ll close registration.

Beta testers for our previous major system software update, version 4.50, got an early peek at features like external HDD support, custom wallpapers, Quick Menu refresh, and much more before launch.

If you’re part of the program, you’ll receive an email with instructions on downloading the beta version of the next system software. In order to sign up, you’ll need a PS4 with an internet connection, and access to a Master Account. And remember — you can roll back to the previous system software at any time.

We’ll be back soon with an update on the features you can expect in the beta.

Many thanks to everyone signing up — especially our returning beta testers! Your feedback helps us make the system software update even better.

Totally Digital: Hot New Games and Great Deals on Catalog Titles

Thinking of stocking up on some new PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games to play this summer? Good news for you! I’m excited to introduce PlayStation Store’s Totally Digital campaign, a special promotion bringing you a slew of new digital releases over the next four weeks as well as deep discounts on a handpicked selection of catalog titles.

Anticipated games like Pyre, Sundered, Nidhogg 2 and Absolver will be launching during this promotion, with preorder discounts of up to 15 percent. But that’s not all, PlayStation Plus members save up to 20 percent on preorders for games like Patapon and the Last Day of June – so make sure to scoop them up before they launch. Head over to the PS Store for the full release lineup and any discounts that apply.

In addition to exciting new releases, starting today you can save up to 50 percent on titles like Enter the Gungeon, Mother Russia Bleeds, Mount & Blade: Warband. PS Plus members save even more, with discounts up to 60 percent.

Check out Round 1 of Totally Digital sales titles below, then head over to PS Store before the lineup changes August 1 at 8 AM Pacific. Come back then for the next and final round of deals!

Games

Platform Title Sale Price PS Plus Price Original Price
PS4 -KLAUS- $4.99 $3.99 $19.99
PS4 100FT ROBOT GOLF (VR) $9.99 $6.79 $19.99
PS4 2064: READ ONLY MEMORIES $11.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS4 ABSOLUTE DRIFT: ZEN EDITION $4.79 $3.59 $11.99
PS4 ALCHEMIC JOUSTS $7.49 $5.99 $14.99
PS4 AMNESIA: COLLECTION $14.99 $7.49 $29.99
PS4 ASEMBLANCE $5.99 $3.99 $9.99
PS4 BANNER SAGA 1 $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 BARD’S GOLD $2.99 $2.49 $4.99
PS4 BEYOND EYES $5.99 $3.74 $14.99
PS4 BRICK BREAKER $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
PS4 BROFORCE $6.74 $5.24 $14.99
PS4 COSMIC STAR HEROINE $10.04 $7.49 $14.99
PS4 DANGEROUS GOLF $6.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS4 DARKEST DUNGEON $12.49 $9.99 $24.99
PS4 DEAR ESTHER: LANDMARK EDITION $3.99 $2.99 $9.99
PS4 FATAL FURY: BATTLE ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 (PS2 CLASSIC) $5.24 $3.74 $14.99
PS4 FUUUN SUPER COMBO (PS2) $5.24 $3.74 $14.99
PS4 GALAK-Z $7.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS4 GAROU MARK OF THE WOLVES $7.49 $5.99 $14.99
PS4 GNOG $10.04 $7.49 $14.99
PS4 GOOSEBUMPS: THE GAME $7.49 $5.24 $14.99
PS4 GRIM LEGENDS: THE FORSAKEN BRIDE $5.99 $3.99 $9.99
PS4 HEROES OF THE MONKEY TAVERN $6.99 $5.99 $9.99
PS4 HOME – A UNIQUE HORROR ADVENTURE $2.49 $1.99 $4.99
PS4 HUMAN FALL FLAT $7.49 $5.99 $14.99
PS4 INSIDE $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 INSIDE & LIMBO BUNDLE $17.99 $14.99 $29.99
PS4 INVERSUS $8.99 $7.49 $14.99
PS4 LA COPS $5.99 $3.74 $14.99
PS4 LASER DISCO DEFENDERS $4.99 $3.99 $9.99
PS4 LASERLIFE $4.49 $2.99 $14.99
PS4 LATE SHIFT $8.74 $7.49 $12.49
PS4 MACHINARIUM $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
PS4 MAHJONG $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
PS4 MINUTES $2.59 $1.39 $3.99
PS4 N PLUS PLUS (N++) $10.49 $7.49 $14.99
PS4 NBA PLAYGROUNDS $13.39 $11.99 $19.99
PS4 NOT A HERO $5.84 $4.54 $12.99
PS4 PANG ADVENTURES $4.99 $3.99 $9.99
PS4 PENARIUM $3.99 $2.49 $9.99
PS4 PERFECT $6.99 $5.99 $9.99
PS4 PERFECT UNIVERSE PLAY WITH GRAVITY $3.99 $2.99 $9.99
PS4 PHARAONIC $9.59 $7.99 $15.99
PS4 PLAGUE ROAD $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS4 RACE THE SUN $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
PS4 ROCK BAND 4 RIVALS BUNDLE $41.99 $35.99 $59.99
PS4 RONIN $4.49 $3.49 $9.99
PS4 SALT AND SANCTUARY $10.79 $8.99 $17.99
PS4 SAMURAI SHODOWN VI (PS2) $5.24 $3.74 $14.99
PS4 SCREENCHEAT $7.49 $4.94 $14.99
PS4 SHELTERED $5.99 $3.74 $14.99
PS4 SKULLGIRLS 2ND ENCORE $9.99 $6.24 $24.99
PS4 SNAKE PASS $11.99 $9.99 $19.99
PS4 SOLITAIRE $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
PS4 SOMA $8.99 $5.99 $29.99
PS4 STYX: MASTER OF SHADOWS $10.49 $7.49 $29.99
PS4 TEAM17 INDIE COLLECTION $31.99 $19.99 $79.99
PS4 TEAM17 INDIE HEROES PACK $17.19 $10.74 $42.99
PS4 TESLAGRAD $2.99 $1.49 $14.99
PS4 TETRAMINOS $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
PS4 THE ESCAPISTS $7.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS4 THE ESCAPISTS + THE ESCAPISTS: THE WALKING DEAD COLLECTION $11.99 $7.49 $29.99
PS4 THE ESCAPISTS DLC BUNDLE $3.99 $2.49 $9.99
PS4 THE ESCAPISTS: SUPERMAX EDITION $9.99 $6.24 $24.99
PS4 THE ESCAPISTS: THE WALKING DEAD $7.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS4 FOUR KINGS CASINO – ALL-IN STARTER PACK $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS4 FOUR KINGS CASINO – DOUBLE DOWN STARTER PACK $4.99 $3.99 $9.99
PS4 THE KING OF FIGHTERS 2000 $3.99 $2.99 $9.99
PS4 THE LAST BLADE 2 $5.99 $4.49 $14.99
PS4 THE TALOS PRINCIPLE: DELUXE EDITION $22.49 $17.49 $49.99
PS4 THE WITNESS $19.99 $15.99 $39.99
PS4 TITAN SOULS $6.74 $5.24 $14.99
PS4 TOUR DE FRANCE 2015 $7.99 $5.99 $19.99
PS4 WAYWARD SKY (VR) $12.59 $10.59 $19.99
PS4 WORMS ANNIVERSARY EDITION $27.99 $19.99 $39.99
PS4 WORMS W.M.D $20.99 $14.99 $29.99
PS4 WORMS BATTLEGROUNDS $9.99 $4.99 $24.99
PS3 BEST OF ARCADE GAMES – DELUXE EDITION $8.99 $5.99 $29.99
PS3 BEST OF BOARD GAMES – DELUXE EDITION $7.49 $4.99 $24.99
PS3 CONTRAST $3.99 $2.99 $9.99
PS3 DRAGON’S LAIR TRILOGY $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
PS3 FAERY: LEGENDS OF AVALON $2.39 $1.59 $7.99
PS3 FAST DRAW SHOWDOWN $2.49 $1.49 $9.99
PS3 FINAL EXAM $3.49 $2.49 $9.99
PS3 GOOSEBUMPS: THE GAME $4.99 $3.49 $9.99
PS3 GUACAMELEE! $5.24 $3.74 $14.99
PS3 HAMILTON’S GREAT ADVENTURE $1.99 $0.99 $9.99
PS3 JUDGE DEE: THE CITY GOD CASE $2.39 $1.59 $7.99
PS3 LIGHTS CAMERA PARTY! $2.39 $1.59 $7.99
PS3 MACHINARIUM $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
PS3 MAD DOG MCCREE $2.79 $1.99 $7.99
PS3 MAGRUNNER: DARK PULSE $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
PS3 OF ORCS AND MEN $6.99 $4.99 $19.99
PS3 RACE THE SUN $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
PS3 REALMS OF ANCIENT WAR $3.49 $2.49 $9.99
PS3 ROTASTIC $1.49 $0.99 $4.99
PS3 SERIOUS SAM 3: BFE $5.99 $3.99 $19.99
PS3 TOWER OF GUNS $4.49 $2.99 $14.99
PS3 WORMS 2: ARMAGEDDON $5.99 $3.74 $14.99
PS3 WORMS2: ARMAGEDDON GAME OF THE YEAR $9.62 $4.12 $27.49
PS3 WORMS REVOLUTION $5.99 $2.99 $14.99
PS3 WORMS ULTIMATE MAYHEM $5.99 $2.99 $14.99
VITA ATOMIC NINJAS $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
VITA BARD’S GOLD $2.99 $2.49 $4.99
VITA DARKEST DUNGEON $12.49 $9.99 $24.99
VITA GUACAMELEE! $5.24 $3.74 $14.99
VITA HOME – A UNIQUE HORROR ADVENTURE $2.49 $1.99 $4.99
VITA LASER DISCO DEFENDERS $4.99 $3.99 $9.99
VITA MACHINARIUM $2.09 $1.39 $6.99
VITA MINUTES $2.59 $1.39 $3.99
VITA PLAGUE ROAD $9.99 $7.99 $19.99
VITA RACE THE SUN $2.99 $1.99 $9.99
VITA SKULLGIRLS 2ND ENCORE $9.99 $6.24 $24.99
VITA SUPER BLACKOUT $1.99 $0.99 $4.99
VITA TITAN SOULS $6.74 $5.24 $14.99
PSP YOUNG THOR $1.19 $0.99 $1.99

Note: All pricing is for U.S. only and subject to change.

First Look at Undertale PS4 Theme, Closer Look at Physical Editions

(A small white dog emerges from a shrine’s donation box.)

見て、エブリわん!UNDERTALE が…

…Oh, I forgot. This is the English version.

(Giant angry eyebrows slide onto the dog’s face.)

HEY GAMERS!!! I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU!!!!

(The camera zooms in up close.)

I’M VERY EXCITED FOR YOU TO PLAY MY GAME SOON!!!

That’s right: If all goes well, Undertale is coming out for PS4 and Vita on August 15th! You’ll be able to download it on PSN.

Undertale on PS4 & PS Vita

Let’s have another round of Q&A to clear up all the questions you might have:

Q: When is the game coming out?
A: August 15th, Billy! 2017, Billy! Didn’t you just hear me?!

Q: Will the game support Cross-Buy?
A: Yes, it supports Cross-Buy, so if you have a PS4 and a Vita, you only have to buy it once!

Q: Will there be any pre-order bonuses? Such as a…new dynamic PS4 theme made by Truant Pixel with art by Merrigo and a new minute-long song by Toby Fox?
A: Yes specifically to all those things! If you pre-order Undertale on PSN, you’ll get an original dynamic PS4 theme I helped design. Check it out below!

Q: Gee, can’t I just go into a game store and buy Undertale?
A: Billy!! NO!! It’s digital! You have to download it on PSN! It won’t be in stores!!

However, Fangamer will be producing physical versions and a Collector’s Edition in September, so if you really want a physical version, you’ll be able to buy that on Fangamer.com. Actually, pre-orders are open now!

Undertale on PS4 & PS Vita

Q: Tell me… more about Fangamer’s physical version.
A: It’s like the game but on a disc, so hardcore fans will be able to have fun accidentally losing it or stepping on it.

Q: No, I mean, what’s… What’s in the Collector’s Edition?
A: Oh, right. You sound sleepy, so I’ll just tell you in simple bullet points:

  • Available in PS4 or PS Vita versions
  • Undertale Soundtrack with cover art by fan artist Cocoa Ando. Also, a couple tracks added, like the PS4 Theme background music
  • 24-page booklet featuring a re-illustration of the opening sequence by Temmie Chang! (She made those originally, you know…)
  • Reversible cover you’ll immediately regret realizing is reversible
  • Music Box Locket that was a pain to make because the previous factory kept making it off tempo
  • Undertale sheet music booklet featuring six songs with annotations by me that reveal their blatantly obvious inspirations
  • Pre-orders available now on Fangamer.com!

Undertale on PS4 & PS VitaUndertale on PS4 & PS Vita

Q: Zzzzz….
A: Billy? Billy. Wake up, Billy.

Q: I’m sorry, listening to all those bullet points made me fall asleep. When is the game coming out again?
A: The game came out 7 years ago, Billy.

Q: …
A: You’ve been sleeping for 7 years, Billy.

Q: Wh… What? Oh my god… Where… Where am I? Where is everyone?
A: Pre-order Undertale on PSN today!

Q: How do I get out of here?!
A: Pre-order Undertale on PSN today!

Windjammers Arrives August 29 on PS4, PS Vita

Hi guys, I’m Arnaud De Sousa from DotEmu. Today I’m thrilled to announce that Windjammers, the best arcade fighting frisbee game ever made, arrives August 29 on PS4 and PS Vita!

It’s been a few moons since we announced the game at PlayStation Experience. We know you guys have been eagerly awaiting the release date, and we’re happy to finally announce it!

As gamers and retro lovers ourselves, Windjammers is a legendary title that we at DotEmu hold dear to our hearts. So of course we wanted to deliver the optimum experience. This meant not rushing things, taking our time, and doing it right.

“But how did you do that?”

That’s a great question — thanks for asking!

Get the Community Involved

Windjammers is a straightforward game: two buttons, two characters, and a frisbee. That’s it. In pure arcade tradition, you only need 30 seconds to understand what’s happening on-screen. Add an amazing, authentic 90’s vibe (Windjammers debuted in 1994 on SNK’s Neo Geo — it doesn’t get more authentic than that) and you have a crazy, gorgeous game.

Windjammers

Doing super throws in Windjammers is easy and way too exciting

But just like every great game, this simplicity masks a deeper complexity. Similar to Street Fighter, Windjammers is one of those rare titles where a combination of skill, experience, and strategy is essential for victory. And as a competitive fighting game player myself (play Third Strike, it’s a good game), it was obvious and mandatory that Windjammers France, the French Windjammers community, had to be part of the development process. I mean, these guys are masters of their craft, so we had to give them what they wanted: an arcade-perfect port. And with their help, we pulled it off.

The Windjammers France guys are, like, pretty good.

Get the Players Involved

Another great thing about Windjammers is that anybody can play and reap instantaneous fun. We knew the original game had that power, but what about our version and our netplay? And what about our online ranking and matchmaking system?

To ensure we made the right decisions and the best choices, we hosted a closed beta exclusively on PS4 and got the player community involved. The beta ran from June 8 to June 12, and more than 40,000 beta keys were distributed worldwide. This was a first for us and it wasn’t easy, but we knew it was important. We were confident that by using GGPO for our netcode and adding some improvements, the online play would run smoothly. But what about the rest?

Windjammers Fangamer Merch

Official Windjammers merch flying your way August 29 via Fangamer

Thanks to you, the community, we received tons of feedback regarding bugs and issues, and also the ergonomy, menus, and matchmaking system. You also provided many useful ideas regarding the general gaming experience. Most importantly, your comments confirmed that we’d captured the fun, immersive experience of the original.

What was also clear from your feedback is just how essential esports is to your expectations for the game. As an arcade and multiplayer game, we knew that Windjammers already had that built-in competitiveness, but you confirmed that it’s more than that. It’s also a fun and engaging game to play, not just for the the French Windjammers community and pro players, but for everybody.

Windjammers

Windjammers Moment #37

So what’s next? Esports baby! But first we’re taking a chill pill and concentrating on the release. Windjammers arrives August 29, but we already have plans for updates and improvements. We want Windjammers to live forever and want the community to dig it more and more everyday. We’ll do our best to help you guys keep rockin’ it like a hurricane, because if you’re having fun, we’re pretty sure Windjammers will be a hit.

Let the jamming begin!