Death Stranding is using the Horizon Zero Dawn engine

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Death Stranding is using the Horizon Zero Dawn engine

After sharing a new variant of the second Death Stranding trailer — this version uses a different song than the one we saw at The Game Awards— developer Hideo Kojima appeared on stage with moderator Geoff Keighley to announce the “technical partner” for the game. Horizon Zero Dawn-developer Guerrilla Games is providing its Decima Engine, and Guerrilla managing director Hermen Hulst and PlayStation 4 chief architect Mark Cerny appeared to discuss the technology and the relationship with Kojima Productions.

“Unfortunately, Kojima-san had to leave his technology with his former employer,” Mark Cerny said as the crowd booed loudly. Kojima worked for years on the so-called Fox Engine at Konami, used for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

Death Stranding’s trailer music is coming to vinyl from Mondo

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Death Stranding’s trailer music is coming to vinyl from Mondo

While Hideo Kojima and the rest of Kojima Productions are still a long way off from delivering their first video game as a new studio, that’s not stopping them from giving hardcore fans what they want: stuff to buy. In addition to merchandise and high-end action figures, Kojima Productions will also release a 12-inch single featuring the music of Death Stranding — or, more specifically, its trailers — from Icelandic band Low Roar.

Low Roar’s “I’ll Keep Coming” and “Easy Way Out” will be released on vinyl, thanks to a collaboration between the band, Kojima Productions, PlayStation and Mondo. The 12-inch single will be press on 180 gram clear vinyl with “heavy black splatter.” The single will be available in February and is up for pre-order for $15.

Lara Croft Go coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita

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Lara Croft Go coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita

Mobile puzzle game Lara Croft Go is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita,, we learned during the PlayStation experience today.

The turn-based puzzle game debuted on iOS and Android in 2015, and was praised for its simple, clean art style and thought-provoking puzzles. The PlayStation version, out today, has a brand new expansion — “The Mirror of Spirits.”

Trophy data shows Lara Croft Go coming to PlayStation 4, Vita (update)

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Trophy data shows Lara Croft Go coming to PlayStation 4, Vita (update)

Mobile puzzle game Lara Croft Go is most likely coming to both the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, if you believe trophy data that appeared online early.

Update Dec. 3: Lara Croft Go’s PlayStation ports were confirmed during the PlayStation Experience keynote Saturday. We’ve updated this story with the trailer above.

Let It Die is available for free on PS4

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Let It Die is available for free on PS4

Let It Die is the newest game from Grasshopper Manufacture and GungHo Online Entertainment. It’s their take on the action survival genre and it’s out today on PlayStation 4. The game’s release was also followed by a trailer that was shown on stage during the PlayStation Experience 2016.

For those unfamiliar with the game, imagine if Dark Souls had a futuristic, punk aesthetic and you’re probably imaging a game that looks a lot like this:

Crash Bandicoot remastered gameplay revealed

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Crash Bandicoot remastered gameplay revealed

Missed your old pal Crash Bandicoot? Naughty Dog surprised all of us today at PlayStation Experience 2016 with a teaser and some juicy bits of gameplay from the upcoming PS4 remasters.

Our hero shows off a new and improved look (smoother fur, even!) followed by a few direct comparisons of old and new gameplay footage. Longtime fans may recognize the famed boulder chase and a few familiar boss battles with the likes of Papu Papu and Dr. Neo Cortex. Even the sound effects seem to uphold the test of time — if you’ve played any Crash games before, you’ll relish in those sweet, satisfactory noises when picking up a Wumpa fruit or spinning so hard that your enemies fly into a nameless oblivion.

PaRappa the Rapper, LocoRoco and Patapon coming to PS4

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PaRappa the Rapper, LocoRoco and Patapon coming to PS4

Sony brought select PlayStation 2 games — newly remastered, not backwards compatible — to PlayStation 4 a year ago, using its annual PlayStation Experience event to celebrate the occasion. This year, it’s returning to the idea with just three games: PaRappa the Rapper, Loco Roco and Patapon.

The three games are being remastered for PS4 and will feature native 4K support on PS4 Pro, “and other improvements as well,” Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida said on stage. PaRappa the Rapper celebrates its 20th anniversary in just a few days, on Dec. 6, and to celebrate it will see a special demo released on PlayStation Store today.

Akuma comes to Street Fighter 5 Dec. 20

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Akuma comes to Street Fighter 5 Dec. 20

Capcom will release Akuma as a playable character for Street Fighter 5 later this month, officially kicking off the fighting game’s second season of downloadable add-on fighters.

The 2017 Character Pass will be released for Street Fighter 5 Dec. 20. Akuma will be the first of six new characters included in that pass, which costs $29.99/€29.99/£24.99, Capcom said. The pass also comes with premium battle costumes, each with eight colors unlocked and default costume colors 3-10 for each character.

Akuma comes to Street Fighter 5 Dec. 20

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Akuma comes to Street Fighter 5 Dec. 20

Capcom will release Akuma as a playable character for Street Fighter 5 later this month, officially kicking off the fighting game’s second season of downloadable add-on fighters.

The 2017 Character Pass will be released for Street Fighter 5 Dec. 20. Akuma will be the first of six new characters included in that pass, which costs $29.99/€29.99/£24.99, Capcom said. The pass also comes with premium battle costumes, each with eight colors unlocked and default costume colors 3-10 for each character.

The Last of Us 2 is coming to PlayStation

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The Last of Us 2 is coming to PlayStation

Sony closed out PlayStation Experience today with a reveal trailer for the long anticipated The Last of Us 2. In it, Ellie sings a folk song and vows revenge. And there’s a special guest star.

The Last of Us 2 has been a sure thing ever since the award-winning hit debuted on PlayStation 3 in 2013 and was remastered for PlayStation 4 in 2014. Nolan North — no, he’s not the voice of Joel, That Other Guy, Troy Baker, is — said in 2015 that he knew for sure TLOU2 was in development.