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WipEout OMEGA Collection arrives 6 June 2017 – Malaysia

I remember the #Playstation 1 version of this game & it was pretty good. SNES gamers might call it FZero on speeder steroids with an awesome rave soundtrack!! haha Anyways Playstation has put together this OMEGA collection and is available 6th June 2017!! What a classic title to get remastered & a 2017 upgrade! It was also mentioned that the PS4 Pro version might push the frame rate to 60 fps!! huhu

As the pack says “Collection” – expect it to feature all the content from “WipEout HD Fury” and “WipEout 2048”, contains 26 reversible circuits, 46 unique ships, a ton of game modes and some new and classic music tracks!! Oh yea!!

Here is the official word from PlayStation Asia.

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Blu-ray Disc (SRP) of MYR 159
Digital Edition (SRP) of MYR 149
Language: English, Traditional Chinese, Korean

Early Purchase Bonus:
Early Purchase Bonus DLC will be bundled with the initial production of BD Edition. It will be available for download for customers who purchased the Digital Edition during the first two weeks. Below are the details for the bonus DLC.

• PlayStation®4 Dynamic Theme
• A brand-new Van Über ship
• Digital art book

About “WipEout Omega Collection”
A name synonymous with PlayStation®, “WipEout” is the rapid combat racer that defies gravity and defines generations.

Known for its blistering speed, iconic music and pure multiplayer mayhem, “WipEout” has starred on every PlayStation® format since 1995 – and is now set to rip through the air on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro.

Featuring all the content from “WipEout HD Fury” and “WipEout 2048”, “WipEout Omega Collection” packs in 26 reversible circuits, 46 unique ships, a ton of game modes and some new and classic music tracks.

It is time for “WipEout” veterans to come out of retirement and new pilots to make their debut.

#WipEout #WipEout2048 #WipEoutHDFury #WipEoutOmegaCollection #Playstation #PS4 #Playstation4 #PS4Pro #PopCultureFunMY #CosplayFunMY #TheCaptain


Gong Xi Fa Chai Luncheon with Playstation

16486905_1403189916392356_5229362412697127898_o_resizeSo fortunate to be invited by PlayStation Asia to a special CNY makan makan. PlayStation Asia Regional Head of Product Management, Mr. Arata Naito, was present to answer any questions we had about 2017. It wouldn’t be just your average PlayStation event if there were no announcements or advance demos. Got a chance to try out 3 games there too.

16463554_1403190309725650_899580824618869940_o_resizeFirst is the much anticipated Horizon Zero Dawn huhu which is an open world action RPG. All the hype is high as Horizon Zero Dawn won Best Original Game at the Game Critics Game Critics Awards 2015 & 2016. The country side environment looks like a page out of middle-earth! It’s also hard to not think that when the main character, heroine Aloy, draws a bow as ranged weapon. 3rd-person player games with Bows are just so intriguing to me!! This action RPG is a PlayStation exclusive & will be released 28 Feb 2017. The game is developed by Guerrilla Games who is best know for their Killzone game series. 16664986_1403189963059018_3463836743865071526_o_resize

Second was Nioh, which was a dark, samurai action RPG set in the 1600s Sengoku period fighting lotsa ‘yokai’ / supernatural foes in 3rd person fashon. This game is developed by Team Ninja & published by Koei Tecmo… some legendary gaming names there! Team Ninja is famous for the sexy fighting game Dead or Alive & … the Ninja Gaiden series. When Koei + 3rd person is mentioned I can’t help but think Dynasty Warriors / Samurai Warriors series. Yes it did turn out that way but with more gorgeous graphics, more skilled gameplay and tough ass baddies to beat. “Tough”? It’s “Ninja Gaiden + Tecmo” tough to beat… if u get my drift. 16463658_1403189896392358_1996014426530068550_o_resize

Third was the Singapore developed Stifled for the VR. This thriller brought a new dimension to suspense & fear by only giving you echolocation to navigate your way in the dark surroundings of this VR environment. That’s some pretty cool inovation & story telling there. Feels so much like Daredevil’s radar sense… sonar abilities… just minus that Ninja training by Stick, to kickass! haha Mr. Justin Ng from Gattai Games was present all the way from Singapore to answer anything we had to ask about the production of the game as well as developing a game for the VR. 16463057_1403190079725673_7931893669677757713_o

Nice afternoon. Looking forward to more PlayStation events in 2017!

Full album here: Chinese New Year Luncheon with Playstation

#Playstation #PS4 #SonyPlaystation #PlaystationVR #HorizonZeroDawn #Nioh #Stifled #HiltonParkingRate #PopCultureFun #PopCultureFunMY #Console

*This was held in Hilton PJ, parking rate was horrific RM7 per hour – max flat rate RM30. Unless u went there for a dinner function, you’d be paying RM7 per hour or flat RM30. This is the absolute MOST amount I’ve had to pay for any event coverage. And I thought Mandarin Oriental KL flat rate of RM13 was expensive!! -__-


SONY introduces the NEW PS4, PS4 Pro and other peripherals – 2016

Last month a so-called leak image of the new PS4 was in found circulating on social media. Friend of ours Mr. Solomon Freemen just bought a PS4 in Japan and to his dismay this leaked image got released. That’s a really sucky feeling but it happens to us console gamers from time to time. But a PS4 is still a PS4 and coming from the Captain, who doesn’t have a PS4, it doesn’t matter either version as long as he can play Star Wars: BattleFront in all it’s glory!! haha

Anyways, at the Playstation Asia Conference concluding yesterday, we members of the press have got the official news, specs, prices and…. the official images of the new line. Lo and behold, the leaked image has proven to be legit…. it was an image of the actual product.

So here it is, the new line up fresh hot… ‘panas panas’ for you all. Here is the summary:

  1. New Slimmer & Lighter PS4 – to be launched mid October 2016 (Malaysia) suggested retail – RM1,349
  2. New PS4 Pro (aka PS4K which we like to call it) – availability in Malaysia to be announced suggested retail – RM1,799
  3. New Wireless Controller, PS Camera & Vertical stand! – available from mid October 2016 (Malaysia) suggested retail RM209, RM229, RM119 respectively.

And here are the 3 official press release from Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) with specs! Enjoy and keep gaming!!

Check out all the official images here at our Facebook page: PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, Peripherals

#Playstation #Playstation4 #PS4 #PS4Pro #PS4Slim #SonyPlaystation #StarWarsBattlefront

Am looking forward to a very exciting trip to @GameStartAsia 2016, Game Start 2016 #GameStart2016

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Malaysia, 8th September, 2016 – Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) today announced that a new slimmer and lighter PlayStation®4 (PS4™) (CUH-2000 series) computer entertainment system with a 500GB HDD will become available in Malaysia starting from Mid-October 2016 at suggested retail price (SRP) of MYR1,349*1

The internal architecture of the new PS4 system has been revamped, reducing its volume by more than 30% compared to the previous models and reducing its weight by 25% and 16% compared to the first (CUH-1000 series) and current  (CUH-1200 series) models respectively. Also, the new PS4 system is more energy efficient, as the power consumption has been cut by more than 34% and 28% compared to the very first and current models.

Comparison between the original PS4, the new PS4 Slim & the PS4 Pro

The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models, with the foreside and backside of its body slightly angled. The corners are trimmed and curved, giving it a softer impression that would appeal to a wider range of audience.  The new simple look, with gloss finished PS family mark designed on the center of the top surface, will fit perfectly wherever it is placed.

Comparison between the original PS4, the new PS4 Slim & the PS4 Pro

Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including the new slimmer model and PlayStation®4 Pro will support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging technology*4, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.

Approaching its third year since launch, PS4’s games portfolio is stronger than ever, and will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles from third-party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios such as FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.), Gravity Rush 2, Horizon Zero Dawn (SIE WWS), Ryu Ga Gotoku 6 Inochi no Uta.(SEGA Games Co., Ltd.), The Last Guardian (SIE WWS), Thumper (Drool).

Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Singapore Branch (SIES) announced today at “2016 PlayStation® Asia Conference” that PlayStation® 4 Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare Bundle Pack will be available in Malaysia at SRP MYR1,649 from 04th November 2016. The bundle includes one 500GB PlayStation®4 System (Jet Black, CUH-2006AB01), one copy of PlayStation® Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition and one voucher card of PlayStation®Plus 12-month Subscription.

SIE is focused on expanding PS4’s ecosystem by introducing new system features like HDR, launching high quality exclusive PlayStation games, pushing innovation in gaming through PlayStation®VR, and building online services offered on PlayStationTMNetwork.

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<PlayStation®4 (CUH-2000 series)>

*1 The price of PS4 with 1TB HDD is MYR1,499.

*2 All PS4 will support HDR by the upcoming system software update.

*3 Title line-up differs by regions.

*4 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in the document.

 

<Specifications of PlayStation® 4 Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare Bundle Pack>

Product Name PlayStation® 4 Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare  Bundle Pack
Release Date 04th November, 2016
SRP MYR1,649
Included –            500GB PlayStation®4 System (Jet Black) x 1 (CUH-2006AB01)

– PlayStation® Call of Duty : Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition x 1

– PlayStation®Plus 12-month Subscription Voucher Card x 1

– PlayStation®4 One-Year Extended Warranty Service Voucher Card x 1

© 2016 Activision Publishing, Inc. ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, and CALL OF DUTY INFINITE WARFARE are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc.

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Malaysia, 8th September 2016 – Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited  Singapore Branch (SIES) today announced the introduction of PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4®Pro) (CUH-7000 series) computer entertainment system, which delivers enhanced experiences through improved image processing capability and support for 4K quality images*1. PS4 Pro will be priced at MYR1,799 and its availability in the Malaysia will be announced at later date. This marks the first time ever in the history of PlayStation® that a higher-end system will be introduced in the middle of the platform’s lifecycle. PS4 Pro will complement the standard PS4, including the slimmer and lighter model also announced today.

By boosting the performance and capability of the system architecture including the CPU and GPU, PS4 Pro allows games to deliver graphics with far more detail and unprecedented visual precision. Users with 4K TVs will be able to enjoy all PS4 titles in higher quality, such as 4K quality*1 resolution and faster or more stable frame rates. In addition, PS4 Pro supports 4K video playback to deliver 4K streaming video services such as Netflix and YouTube.

HDTV owners will also be able to enjoy the enhanced gameplay experiences on PS4 Pro, as the system delivers 1080p resolution for all PS4 games and higher or more stable frame rates for some supported titles.

Furthermore, looking ahead to the future of imaging technology, all PS4 systems including PS4 Pro will support HDR imaging technology*3, which enables the reproduction of brightness and darkness while realizing a much wider range of colors. Users who own an HDR-compatible TV will be able to enjoy supported games and other entertainment content with visuals that are more realistic, strikingly vivid and truer to the way the human eye sees the real world.

“Today marks an exciting new milestone for PlayStation as we unveiled the high-end PS4 Pro in the midst of the console lifecycle, catering to gamers who are looking for a heightened PS4 experience,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “By accelerating the innovation cadence at PlayStation, we’re introducing choice in the marketplace, enabling gamers to choose the PS4 model that meets their needs. Ultimately, with titles that leverage the potential of PS4 Pro – plus PlayStation VR launching soon – all PS4 owners continue to benefit from having the best place to play.”

The form factor of the new system inherits the slanted body design of the previous models and the body design consists of three layers of blocks, symbolizing the powerful presence of the PS4 Pro and its solid feel, with mirror finished PlayStation family mark emblazoned at the center of its top surface. PS4 Pro also comes with an additional USB port in the rear in addition to two USB ports in the front for connecting additional devices including the PlayStation®VR virtual reality system.

The hard disk drive capacity of the PS4 Pro is 1TB*3 to accommodate more games, demos, download contents and favorite gameplay videos.

Every PS4 game title, including those already available and those launching in the future, will run on all PS4 including PS4 Pro. Furthermore, all the PS4 system employs the same user interface and shares the same online community for multiplayer gaming and network services.

SIE will announce details of PS4 Pro with its robust lineup of games from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from SIE WWS towards its launch and will continue to further enhance the entire PlayStation ecosystem.

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< PlayStation®4 Pro (CUH-7000 series)>

 

*1 Outputted by graphic rendering or up-scaled.

*2 Supported through system software update.

*3 The hard disk drive contains space that is available for users and space that is reserved for the system, therefore the actual space that is free for users is smaller than the total space stated in the document.

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Malaysia, 8th September 2016 – Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (Singapore Branch) (SIES) today announced new peripherals for PlayStation®4*1(PS4™), including a new Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®4), a new PlayStation®Camera, as well as a vertical stand specifically designed for the new slimmer PS4™ and the PlayStation®4 Pro (PS4®Pro) systems – all will become available in Malaysia this holiday season.

New Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (CUH-ZCT2 series)

Magma Red

Wave Blue

The new Wireless Controller for PS4 (DUALSHOCK®4) allows the light from the light bar to emit on the touch pad, making a new luminous line in the same color as that of the light bar.  This provides gamers with visual information, such as which character they control or health status, at a glance for more intuitive gameplay.  Furthermore, the new DUALSHOCK®4 supports USB communication*2 in addition to the currently available Bluethooth® communication, allowing users to have control also via cable.  The new DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller will be available at suggested retail price (SRP) of MYR209 from mid-October 2016.

< Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (DUALSHOCK®4)>

*Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

New PlayStation®Camera (CUH-ZEY2)

The redesigned PlayStation®Camera (PS Camera)*2 inherits all the features available on the current model, including PlayStation VR (PS VR) support*3, and features a new compact cylindrical form.  PS Camera includes a stand allowing users to easily adjust the angle of the PS Camera and set it up in their preferred location, such as on top of their TV or entertainment center. The new PS Camera will be available at a SRP of MYR229 from mid-October 2016.

 

<PlayStation®Camera>

*Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Vertical Stand (CUH-ZST2)

The vertical stand is specifically designed for the new slimmer PS4 and PS4 Pro*4.  To bring out the best of both system designs, the stand was made with translucent material to resemble the “shadow” of the system when set vertically.  Two different attachments are bundled so users can mount either the slimmer PS4 or PS4 Pro with ease. The new vertical stand will be available at a SRP of MYR119 from mid-October 2016.

Through the introduction of attractive new peripherals, SIE will continuously enhance the PS4 ecosystem and vigorously promote the expansion of its business.

<Vertical Stand >

*Design and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

*1 The new DUALSHOCK®4 and the PS Camera support all PS4 systems.

*2 When using the new DUALSHOCK®4 and PS Camera, please make sure to install the latest system software update.

*3 PS VR is a unique VR system that combines with PS4 and PlayStation®Camera to enable players to enjoy a variety of virtual reality content.

*4 The existing vertical stand cannot mount new slimmer PS4 and PS4 Pro.

 


Uncharted 4 Midnight Launch Road Show Event – Malaysia

The Captain was on the scene just hours before the midnight launch of Uncharted 4 at the Road Show held in Sunway Pyramid. Limited goodies & freebies so go check it out soon. This road show is on now all the way till Sunday, 15 May 2016. Four Uncharted 4 Free-to-play stations to be expected. Goodies & Freebies NOT expected to last very long after the crowd that I saw present at 7:30pm on Monday! Mind you the queue for the game only starts at 10:30pm! Wow! 

There’s a special activity card that gets you a a goodie bag if you get the four stamps. There is a air dart gun shooting range & four game demo stations to get the stamps. There is also an additional WeChat scan + spin the wheel.. to win an instant PS Goodie! 

The Staff have a very nice gold print t-shirt! *Hint* Organisers any chance I can get one? It’s really befitting such an amazing title series!

With the big bosses from both Play Interactive & Sony Playstation not there, there was no chance in catching the latest news or even sneak peak reveals of what’s next from both sides for the Asian market… but more significantly for Malaysia! 😀 So it looks like we will just have to wait & see… with fingers crossed!

So far what we are hearing is that many reviews are already dubbing it to be the GREATEST PS4 game ever! Well done to the folks at Naughty Dog!!

Great to see yet another video game event for Malaysia!! More to come I hope. For the full album photos do check out our FB album: Uncharted 4 Midnight Launch.

Don’t forget to pick up your complimentary copy of Gamehubs #1 featuring Street Fighter V!

Thanks to PLAY Interactive, Gamehubs, PlayStation Asia, and the soon to be open Gamers Hideout outlet in Sunway Pyramid!!

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Road Show
9 – 15 May
Level LG2, Sunway Pyramid
https://www.facebook.com/events/1048748995171387

#PlayInteractive #Gamehubs #Playstation4#GamersHideout #RiseUpPS4MY
#Uncharted #Uncharted4 #MidnightLaunch


Street Fighter V Asian Release 2016

Fresh Street Fighter news for us folks in ASIA! After getting the first look & first play of it at Game Start Asia 2015, the actual release date has been announced + the special goodies that come with it. Here is the official statement released by Sony!!

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Malaysia, January 13, 2016 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA) announced today that the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) software “STREET FIGHTER V” will be released on February 16, 2016.

This title will be the latest game for the “STREET FIGHTER” series, and the regular Asian version will have a price of MYR$239. The limited special package—“STREET FIGHTER V SPECIAL SHORYUKEN EDITION (EN/TC/KR/JP Ver.)” containing Asian original command lists for 16 characters, limited product codes and the original steelbook—will be available for MYR$289. The original steelbook—designed for the European release—is produced in limited quantities especially prepared for the Asian region.

The download version will include the STREET FIGHTER V Asian original theme as an extra bonus.

The “STREET FIGHTER” series has an amazing record from “STREET FIGHTER II” released in 1991 after its first debut in arcades in 1987. Its main feature is the revolutionary fighting system. As a console game it has a sales record of 36 million worldwide (as of September 30, 2014)—creating fighting game as a definite genre in the industry.

Being the latest game from the “STREET FIGHTER” series, 16 characters—both new and old—will be available upon release! The new battle system will bring out the personalities of the characters and the “CAPCOM FIGHTERS NETWORK(CFN)”— connecting users together—will be included as well.

Also available at retail is a collectible PS Plus 12-month membership card featuring one of “STREET FIGHTER V”’s lead characters Ryu. A bonus card sticker will also be included with the purchase of this limited edition PS Plus 12-month card. The card will be available at retail from 19th February at a price of MYR$129 (exclusive of tax).

#GameStart #GameStart2015 #GameStartAsia #StreetFighter #StreetFighterV #StreetFighter5 #PS4 #SonyPlaystation

 

 


Playstation Hardware & Software Announcements from TGS2015

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT JAPAN ASIA UNVEILS ITS STRONG HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE LINE-UPS FOR THE COMING HOLIDAY SEASON IN ASIA 

Tokyo, September 16, 2015 – Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) responsible for business operation in Japan and Asia, announced today at SCEJA Press Conference 2015 Asia Session, the new suggested retail price (SRP) for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) with 500GB hard disk drive (HDD) and the new color variations for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita™).  Along with the hardware announcements, the breadth of highly-anticipated software titles and its related new information from the third party developers and publishers as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios were revealed, includingthe world’s first trailer of Attack On Titan (working title) from KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD for PS4, PlayStation®3, and PS Vita.

Summarized as follows:

■PlayStation®4 (PS4®)

・SCEJA will introduce the  new suggested retail price (SRP) for PS4 with 500GB HDD to each Asian country and region starting October 1, 2015.

Country/Region Product Code Current SRP New SRP (Oct.1 onwards)
Hong Kong CUH-1106A/1206A HK$ 3,380 HK$ 2,780
Taiwan CUH-1107A/1207A NT$ 12,980 NT$ 10,980
South Korea CUH-1105A/1205A KRW 458,000 KRW 408,000
China CUH-1109A/1209A RMB 2,899 RMB 2,399
Singapore CUH-1106A/1206A SGD 639 SGD 539
Malaysia CUH-1106A/1206A MYR 1,799 MYR 1,599
Thailand CUH-1106A/1206A THB 19,990 THB 15,990
Philippines CUH-1106A/1206A PHP 24,999 PHP 18,900
Indonesia CUH-1106A/1206A IDR 6,999,000 IDR 5,990,000

・SCEJA will also introduce PS4 with 1TB HDD in each country and region on October 23, 2015 onwards.  With 1TB of built-in storage, users can download and store twice as much.

Country/Region Product Code Release Date SRP
Hong Kong CUH-1206B October 23, 2015 HK$ 3,180
Taiwan CUH-1207B October 23, 2015 NT$ 12,480
South Korea CUH-1205B October 23, 2015 KRW 408,000
China CUH-1209B This Winter RMB 2,699
Singapore CUH-1206B End of October 2015 SGD 599
Malaysia CUH-1206B End of October 2015 MYR 1,799
Thailand CUH-1206B End of October 2015 THB 17,590
Philippines CUH-1206B End of October 2015 PHP 20,900
Indonesia CUH-1206B End of Oct. 2015 or later IDR 6,590,000

■PlayStation®4 Bundles

・Limited Edition Star Wars™ Battlefront™ PS4 Bundle will be available on November 17, 2015.

Suggested retail price and the package contents will be announced later in each country and region.

Product Name Release Date Release Country/Region
Limited Edition Star Wars™Battlefront™ PS4 Bundle November 17, 2015 Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia

Star Wars © & ™ 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Underlying technology and game design ©EA. All rights reserved.

NBA®2K16 Bundle will be available on October 1, 2015.

Suggested retail price and the package contents will be announced later in each country and region.

Product Name Release Date Release Country/Region
NBA®2K16 Bundle October 1, 2015 Taiwan & Philippines

© 2005-2015 Take-Two Interactive Software and its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. 2K, the 2K logo, and Take-Two Interactive Software are all trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. The NBA and NBA member team identifications are the intellectual property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the respective NBA member teams. © 2015 NBA Properties, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

■PlayStation®4 Peripherals & Accessories

・New color variations for DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller, “Gold”, “Silver”, “Steel Black” and “Crystal” will be launched on October 23, 2015 onwards in each country and region at the same suggested retail price as the existing models.

Color Name Release Date Release Country/Region
Gold October 23, 2015 Hong Kong, Taiwan & South Korea
End of October 2015 Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia
This Winter China
Silver October 23, 2015 Hong Kong & Taiwan
End of October 2015 Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia
This Winter China
Steel Black October 23, 2015 Hong Kong & Taiwan
End of October 2015 Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia
Crystal November 2015 Hong Kong & South Korea
December 2015 Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia

・PlayStation®4 HDD bay cover in seven new color variations, “Aqua Blue”, “Lime Green”, “Red”, “Pink”, “Purple”, “Gold” and “Silver” will be launched on November 6, 2015 onwards in each country and region.

Color Name Release Date Release Country/Region & SRP
Aqua Blue,

Lime Green,

Red, Pink, Purple,

Gold & Silver

November 6, 2015 Hong Kong at SRP HK$ 128

Taiwan at SRP NT$ 490

South Korea at SRP KRW 18,800

Aqua Blue,

Lime Green,

Red, Pink & Purple

November 6, 2015 China at SRP RMB 99
Gold & Silver End of November 2015

*Release date and SRP for South East Asia will be announced later in each country.

■PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita)

・Three new color variations for PS Vita Wi-Fi model (PCH-2000 series) in “Aqua Blue”, “Glacier White”, and “Neon Orange” will be available at the same suggested retail price as the existing “Black” color  towards the end of September in each country and region.  The new color variations apply the same color on both the front and rear of the system, and are aimed to target a broad range of users, from children to adults.

Color Name Release Date Release Country/Region
Aqua Blue,

Glacier White

& Neon Orange

September 21, 2015 South Korea
September 25, 2015 Taiwan
September 26, 2015 Hong Kong
On or after Sep. 26 Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia

■Software Titles

・Titles introduced during the presentation session and in the title trailer:

Game Title & Platform Publisher

Licensee

Release Timing*1 Announcement

& Localize Language*2

Ryu ga Gotoku Kiwami PS4 SEGA Games Co., Ltd. Jan. 21, 2016 Announced by Mr. Toshihiro Nagoshi

Title announcement

Release Date

Localize Announcement: TC

Ryu ga Gotoku 6

(working title)

PS4 SEGA Games Co., Ltd. Fall

2016

Announced by Mr. Toshihiro Nagoshi

Title announcement

Release Date

Localize Announcement: TC

ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS 13 (working title) PS4 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. Dec. 10,

2015

Announced by Mr. Akihiro Suzuki

Title announcement

Release Date

New Trailer

New Information

Localize Announcement:

TC, EN, KR, SC

World of Tanks PS4 Wargaming CBT*4

Dec. 2015

CR*5

2016

Announced by Mr. Victor Kislyi

Title announcement

Release Date

New Trailer

New Information

Localize Announcement: TC, EN, KR

Gravity Rush Remastered PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Dec. 10, 2015

SC *6:

Dec. 2015

Announced by Mr. Keiichiro Toyama

Title Announcement

Release Date

New Trailer

Localize Announcement:

TC, EN, KR, SC

Gravity Rush 2 PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. 2016 Announced by Mr. Keiichiro Toyama

Title announcement

Localize Announcement

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS-FORCE PS Vita BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. This Winter Title Announcement

Localize Announcement: TC, EN, KR

One Piece Burning Blood PS4

PS Vita

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. TBD Title Announcement

Localize Announcement

STAR OCEAN -Integrity and Faithlessness- PS4 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. Spring 2016 Title Announcement

Localize Announcement: TC, KR

DRAGON QUEST HEROES II PS4

PS Vita

SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. 2016 Title Announcement

Localize Announcement: TC, KR

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS PS4

PS Vita

SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. 2016 Title Announcement

Localize Announcement: TC, KR

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN PS4

PS3

Konami Digital Entertainment Limited Nov. 27,

2015

Title Announcement

Release Date

Localize Announcement: TC, KR

Resident Evil Umbrella Corps™ PS4 CAPCOM ASIA CO., LTD. Early 2016 Title Announcement

Release Date

Localize Announcement:

TC, EN, KR, SC

Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4

PS3

ACTIVISION Nov. 6, 2015 Title Announcement

Release Date

Localize Announcement: TC, EN, SC

Star Wars™ Battlefront™ PS4 Electronic Arts Inc. Nov. 17, 2015 Title Announcement

Release Date

Localize Announcement: TC, EN

Attack On Titan

(working title)

PS4

PS3

PS Vita

KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. 2016 Title Announcement

New Trailer

Localize Announcement: TC, EN

・New information announced in the title line-up trailer: *3

Game Title & Platform Publisher/Licensee Release Timing*1 Language*2
Mafia III PS4 2K 2016 EN
Battleborn PS4 2K This Winter TC, EN, KR, SC
WWE2K16 PS4

PS3

2K Oct. 30, 2015 EN
A Few Days Left PS4 Ao Le Yi Jie Computer Software Summer 2016 EN, SC
JOJO’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven PS4 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. Dec. 2015 TC
Saint Seya Soldiers’ Soul PS4 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. Sep. 25, 2015 TC
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth PS4

PS Vita

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. Nov. 26, 2015 TC
Dark Souls III PS4 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. Early 2016 TC, EN, KR
GOD EATER Resurrection PS4

PS Vita

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. This Winter TC
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 PS4 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. Feb. 2, 2016 TC, EN, KR
Summon Night 6 PS4 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Pte Ltd. 2016 TC
Fallout 4 PS4 Bethesda Softworks Nov. 11, 2015 EN
Kingdom under fire II PS4 BLUESIDE Inc. Spring 2016 EN, KR, SC
STREET FIGHTER V PS4 CAPCOM ASIA CO., LTD. Spring 2016 TC, EN, KR, SC
Steel Ocean PS4 Changyou Spring 2016 EN, SC
One Tap Hero PS4

PS Vita

Coconuts Island Studio Nov. 2015 EN, SC
Naughty Kitties PS4

PS Vita

Coconuts Island Studio Jan. 2016 EN, SC
The Lost PS4 Dreamgame Summer 2016 EN, SC
FIFA 16 PS4

PS3

Electronic Arts Inc. PS4:

Sep. 22, 2015
PS3:

Sep. 25, 2015

PS4: TC, EN

PS3: EN

NEED FOR SPEED PS4 Electronic Arts Inc. Nov. 3, 2015 TC, EN
Dokkoudou PS Vita Geronimo Interactive Feb. 2016 EN, SC
Zhan guo Po huai shen PS4 Giant Interactive Winter 2016 EN, SC
Tale of Wuxia PS4 Hangzhou Fengxia Summer 2016 EN, SC
Never Gone PS4 HIPPIE Game Winter 2016 EN, SC
Hakuouki Shinkai Kazenoshou (working title) PS Vita IDEA FACTORY Co., Ltd. 2016 TC
Genkai Tokki Moero Crystal (working title) PS Vita IDEA FACTORY Co., Ltd. 2016 TC, EN
Knights of Valour PS4 International Games System Sep. 15, 2015 TC, SC
3on3 Free Style PS4 JOYCITY Corporation Spring 2016 EN, KR, SC
Mighty No.9 PS4/PS3

PS Vita

KochMedia 2016 TC, EN, KR, SC
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend PS4

PS3

KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. Oct. 1, 2015 TC, EN
NIOH (working title) PS4 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. 2016 TBD
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2016 PS4

PS3

Konami Digital Entertainment Limited Sep. 17, 2015 TC, EN, KR
Sword of Heaven PS4 Line kong Spring 2016 EN, SC
Yinlong zhuan PS Vita MegaFun Game Autumn 2016 EN, SC
Fantasy Warring States PS Vita Moon Dragon Spring 2016 EN, SC
Three Kindoms: Chronicles of Change PS Vita Muhe Spring 2016 EN, SC
DYING: Reborn PS Vita NEKCOM Feb. 2016 EN, SC
The Legend of Heroes Sen No Kiseki PS Vita Nihon Falcom 2016 SC
Superbeat_XONiC PS Vita Nurijoy, Inc. Oct. 15, 2015 TC, EN, KR, SC
Mr Pumpkin Adventure PS4

PS Vita

OPCD/Cotton Game Jan. 2016 EN, SC
KOI PS4 OPCD/Dotoyou Technology Jan. 2016 EN, SC
Phantom Blade: Mirage PS4 OPCD/S-game Nov. 2015 TC, EN, SC
Weapon Plan PS Vita Pixelsoft Apr. 2016 EN, SC
SpookMash PS4 Porcelain Knight Summer 2016 EN, SC
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution PS4

PS Vita

RATLOOP ASIA PTE LTD 2016 TC, EN, KR, SC
ArmaGallant – Decks of Destiny PS4 Rocknano Global 2015 EN
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X PS4

PS Vita

SEGA Games Co. Ltd. PS4: Mar.2016
Vita: Fall 2016
TC
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir PS4

PS Vita

SEGA Games Co. Ltd. This Winter TC, KR
Persona4 Dancing All Night PS Vita SEGA Games Co. Ltd. This Winter TC, KR
King of Wushu PS4 Snail Feb. 2016 TC, EN, SC
Xuan-Yuan Sword:The Gate of Firmament PS4 Softstar Entertainment TBD TC, EN, SC
UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Oct. 7, 2015 TC, EN, KR
Journey Collector’s Edition PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Sep. 30, 2015 TC, EN, KR
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Mar. 18, 2016 TC, EN, KR
Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. 2016 TC, EN, KR
The Last Guardian PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. 2016 TC, EN, KR
New Everybody’s Golf PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. 2016 TC, EN, KR
Bloodborne The Old Hunters Edition PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. This Winter TC, EN, KR,
Legend of Sword PS Vita Suzhou EasyTech Spring 2016 EN, SC
Rainbow Six Siege PS4 UBISOFT Ltd. Dec. 1, 2015 TC, EN, KR
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate PS4 UBISOFT Ltd. Oct. 23, 2015 TC, EN, KR
Code: 12 PS4 Wansiwei Winter 2016 EN, SC
Fanta Blade PS4 Xindong Network Jan. 2016 EN, SC
Combo Steel PS4 Xindong Network Autumn 2016 EN, SC
Diao Bao PS4 Xindong Network Nov. 2015 EN, SC
Anger Force PS4 Xindong Network Nov. 2015 EN, SC
Celestial Sword PS4 YiLong Network Technology Autumn 2016 EN, SC

*1 The earliest release date in Asia

*2 Language support: TC – Traditional Chinese; SC – Simplified Chinese; KR – Korean; EN – English

*3 Titles are listed in alphabetical order of publisher name

*4 Closed Beta Test

*5 Commercial Release

*6 Simplified Chinese

SCEJA will continue to further promote and expand the PlayStation® platform with an enhanced line-up of its hardware and software to deliver the world of entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation®.


Game Start 2014 – Review

It’s October & my 3rd trip to Singapore in 3 months huhu! The reality is bitter sweet but the feel is always high, anticipating these milestone events in Singapore. What events were they? Let me recap – International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) 24th August / Singapore Toys Games & Comics Convention (STGCC) 6 & 7 September… and now Game Start Asia 25 & 26 October 2014.


Why bitter sweet? Well the reality is that I fund my own trip to events & this is in Singapore again plus I can’t take my wife and daughter to the event because as much as I would like to enjoy myself at the event, I’m there to WORK first. But that’s the nature of the job description ‘MEDIA’ in the context of event coverage and I understand that… I honour that. So far in Singapore they also honour that. In some of the major events that appreciation is felt in the form of the ‘Media Lounge’ huhu. My first experience of a media lounge was at STGCC and the reaction to it was both strange but with much feels of being appreciated, even ‘assist’ed 🙂

In Malaysia it’s a bit different. Being ‘media’ for an ACG event has various purposes & functions. Most of the time it is a very unappreciated & under valued resource but I’ll save it for another blog post topic in the future.

I heard about Game Start earlier in this year and the very thought of a convention for Video Games is hard for me to ignore. There are 2 most influential elements in my youth. The first was video games & the second would be comics (Marvel / DC). Of course this didn’t start with me as I couldn’t buy any gaming system even if I wanted to back in kindergarden. I owe it to my dad who was the first to share in his purchase of the Phillips TV Game. Then my cousins got themselves a Apple ][ aka Apple II aka Apple 2 in the 80’s. Then my dad decided to get into the pc arena for word processing in the 80s. Enter the Commadore Vic-20 which loaded games & stuff from a cassette tape! No joke! Then later my dad upgraded to the Commadore 64! This one had the all new 5.25″ inch floppy disk drive which could contain a whopping 160kb per side or a high density floppy could hold 1.2MB!! That was amazing in the 80s haha

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_VIC-20

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ColecoVision

So after that my dad continued the ‘renegade under dog’ run by getting the Coleco Vision for us as a home video game system, when everybody else was getting the ever popular Atari 2600. At the time the Coleco Vision was known to be the console with almost ‘arcade like’ graphics. Just check out their version of Donkey Kong compared to the others – 

Anyways getting back to the topic – Woo hoo International Cosplay Day Singapore in August, then Asia’s premiere comic convention STGCC every September! Now Asia’s debut Video Games convention GAMESTART 2014 in October… yayyyy… back to back to back.  Errr the money flying away in currency exchange but still determined to go. So a big thanks to Press Start MY for sponsoring my trip. What an assist for my work 🙂 The guys from Press Start MY!

It was a nice change to fly down to Singapore compared to my usual First Coach bus ride. Not to say that First Coach is not comfy but 5 hours travel compared to 70 minutes… that’s so much time saved. 

Game Start publicity team did a great job with a great website & active social media feeds. Demo games were announced, special demos versions of unreleased games were made available to test, Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals, Special Guest for Cosplay, Game Producers, Interactive Contests and lotsa freebies including 2x Xbox One, 2x PS4, 1x PS VITA.

I arrived at Suntec Singapore at 9:15am and the line was long. Easily 300 – 400 people already in line since they announced that the first 300 each day will receive a goodie bag! ‘Early’ is pretty subjective so I got an inside scoop but asking the 3 guys who were the earliest in line. “We were here since the stroke of midnight (00:00 Sat morning). But since the convention centre is closed from midnight & opens at 7am, the security escorted us to the main entrance where we camped till 7am. Then at 7am the security escorted us in the complex all the way up stairs to the entrance of hall 403.” 

The first 3 guys in line! Free Xperia phone among other things!

These early birds were so hard core because the first 3 people to buy PS4 on Day 1 of Game Start 2014 would also get a SONY Xperia Z3 (Black) + 3 Years Membership Playstation PLUS + a Toro HDD cover + a PS Tee. Yes, the Xperia Z3 is that new uber cool Sony phone that can shoot underwater, like we see in the commercials 🙂 haha. So a special salute to all the youth who were queuing up & patient. Mind you the doors only open for general admission at 12pm so the word ‘camped out’ is aptly used here 🙂

As you enter the hall, you will first notice that the lights are dimmed & the LED screens are like flashing game advertisements of ‘what you are missing out’ if you don’t draw near! Hey, if it works with moths & candle lights, why not not right? Especially when the moths are fire proof!?? Haha Anyways, the special guest & members of the media were allowed to enter in the hall from about 9:45am-ish as the opening ceremony was scheduled to begin at 10am. After 15 mins in the hall I started to settle down as if acclimatizing to amped “I am at this  huge VIDEO GAME CONVENTION! The low lights & game sound effects experienced was reminiscing of entering a gigantic video game arcade, only that it was powered by gaming consoles & PCs. By the time the opening ceremony was about to start I’ve dubbed the hall to be “The Bat Cave”! or the party in “The Bat Cave” hah! Nothing like throwing more pop-culture references into pop culture xD haha

As you step into the hall you are welcomed by the Blizzard booth which had Heartstone: Heroes of Warcraft (released earlier this year) for free play as well as the preview demo of Heroes of the Storm which is to be released next year. 

Then you are met by the massive PlayStation booth + Gaming Arena (For Mature audience 18+ games & unreleased titles) with racing seat, steering wheel and pedals for you to try out Drive Club! Among the games free to try: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Lego Batman 3, Just Dance 2015, Winning Eleven 2015, FIFA 15, WWE 2K15, NBA 2K15, Sleeping Dogs HD, Little Big Planet 3, Freedom Wars, The Evil Within, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Far Cry 4,  etc. Oh, and did I mention the PlayStation show girls were around too? Haha

Bloodborne, The Order 1886, Until Dawn, and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 are among the special preview of titles that have yet to be released. 

This was not publicized but I got to know that at SONY chose Game Start 2014 to unveiled their spiffy new “20th Anniversary PlayStation Logo”. Has it been 20 years already? Wow! The PlayStation (One) was unveiled in Japan on December 3rd, 1994 & was the first video game console to ship 100 million units in 9 years & 6 months after its launch. 

In middle of hall 403 is the Namco Bandai Games booth! The booth was huge like a castle as it walls stretched up high like fortified walls. They games highlighted here were: Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Godzilla, Dead Island 2, Final Fantasy Typo-0 HD, God Eater 2:Rage Burst, Project Cars etc. All these titles are just demos as they will only be released next year. Oh! What a treat game fans. Passing by this booth I was fortunate met Sword Art Online: Lost Song producer Mr. Yosuke Futami. So ngam he was walking by the backdrop of his up & coming game 🙂 He was also nice enough to grant me a photo with him 🙂 

2K Games had a huge area to demo their new game EVOLVE! No close up photography was allowed so you really have to be there to experience it first hand. This is game is looking to be a BIG hit when it eventually comes out!! 

Now all these highlights were great… and exciting but what I was really looking forward too, because it’s nostalgic… was the RETRO DNA booth by Versus City. It’s basically the Retro Gaming area!! Wow, they had the SEGA Megadrive, SEGA Megadrive 2, Super Nintendo, Super Famicom, Nintendo NES, Neo Geo Omega, PC Engine, SEGA Dream Cast, Xbox… they even had CRT Television sets to complete the retro gaming experience haha. What a trip down memory lane! 

Now this is nostalgic – Playing Ninja Spirit on the PC Engine!

Event highlights: 

Special Stage Guest
Despite this being the first event, the stage was not short of special guest. Direct from Japan we had Yosuke Futami (Producer: Sword Art Online), Junichi Yoshizawa (Producer: Freedom Wars), Masaaki Yamagiwa (Producer: Bloodborne), Komoto Daisuke (Producer: Naruto Storm Revolution), Yoshinori Ono (Producer: Street Fighter IV series) and guest cosplayers Yasemin Arslan (Australia), Yuegene Fay (Thailand), Tessie (Singapore). Not to forget it was a cherry on the sundae when the SG Street Fighter Cosplay team come on stage after Ono-san’s presentation of Ultra Street Fighter IV Omega Edition! That was uber cool!!

Competitions and Tournaments
What’s a video game convention if can’t compete against the best? These were the titles in which players had a chance to show off their skills: Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN-, Naruto Storm Revolution, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle, Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost, Soul Calibur V, DRIVECLUB Time Attack Challenge and of course FIFA 15… which had their own booth by Xtre3me3 which included a Champions Cup as a trophy and special workshops on playing FIFA 15.

Founders Base
One of the topics close to the heart of organizer, Ms Elicia Lee, was the local game developers. In this the are called Founders Base was set aside for local game developer to showcase their talents, skills and products. Among them were Boomzap Entertainment, IMBA Interactive, INZEN Studios, NEBO, Kinetiquettes, Liongeeks, Shawn Beck Games and Witching Hour Studios.

Capcom Pro Tour Asia FINALS
I’ve only read about these events, meaning the PRO Fighting game tournaments and here is my first chance to see world champions in action! The game was Ultra Street Fighter IV, and the players I was looking forward to see was “The Beast” Daigo Umehara from Japan who is legendary in the video game world (in Japan he is known as the God of 2D Fighting games); and 2013 EVO Champion Xian from Singapore. From the matches I watched, “The Beast” just dominated the entire competition including the exhibition (Omega Mode) fights. He was simply amazing. Finishing with a record of 6-1 (W-L) and meeting Xian in the final. Daigo easily put him away 7-2 to be crowned the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Champion and his automatic berth into the Capcom Cup World Finals in San Francisco. Xian also qualifies via points tally to the Capcom Cup.

*Update – Ironically Xian would go on to take 2nd place in the Capcom Cup World Finals where Daigo finishes a 9th in a pool of 16 top players.* As my late grandmother would say, “The ball is round”, as in ‘anything can happen’ – odds can be overturned… the underdog can be champion! 

In trying to sum up Game Start 2014, it was what an exciting & reviving event for beloved icon of the ages – VIDEO GAMES.  So many highlights & so many things to experience at one time. To fully experience it, you’ll just have to make your way to Singapore!

If I were to choose 1 particular event to highlight, it would be to meet with cosplayer Yasemin Arslan aka Vera Chimera aka Lilith from Borderlands. She was chosen by video game company Gearbox Software to be the motion capture model Lilith for the cult hit game Borderlands. She still appears in the game series today in the follow up titles of the series Borderlands 2 & Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Had fun chatting with her & she was kind enough to autograph my games. Also, as a big fan of the game I just couldn’t give up the chance to call her “The FIRE HAWK” plus the obligatory worship bow hahaha!

The cosplay guest were organised by the Neo Tokyo Project (THANKS GUYS!) If this is who they bring in a debut event… I am extremely excited to see who is on the list for Game Start 2015!! Don’t forget that these are the very same folks who brought Kamui, Yaya Han, Jerry Polence and Alodia Gosiengfiao to Singapore!! Awesome! 

I can’t wait to see what they have installed for #GameStart2015 huhu. The early word is that Game Start 2015 will take 2 halls in SUNTEC! We’ll wait and see!

Full set of our footage here in our FB album – Game Start 2014

Check out our videos on our FB page & You Tube channel

It’s The Captain signing off till the next event!