Sony Ending Production of Physical Vita Games

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It’s being reported that Sony Interactive Entertainment will be ending physical production of PlayStation Vita games within the company’s American, and European branches by March 31st, 2019. GameCard production will be ended by then, with developers required to submit PS Vita product code requests by June 28th.

While physical production will end, the PS Vita will remain a strong competitor on the digital marketplace with new releases coming by way of its strong digital store.

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European Spider-Man Cover Art Revealed

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Insomniac Games’ upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and the PlayStation 4 exclusive is expected to do quite well after years of build-up. James Stevenson, community director for the development team, has posted a new image for the game that will serve as a cover art for various European outlets. The artwork was made by Alexander Lozano, the artist that created concept art and promotional images for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, Captain America: Civil War, and more.

Hit the jump to see the artwork in full, and expect to hear more on Marvel’s Spider-Man at Sony’s E3 keynote on Monday, June 11th at 6pm PST.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reveal Trailer

Square Enix, Eidos Montreal, and Crystal Dynamics have revealed the first full trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, showing Lara Croft in full survivor mode and she ruthlessly takes down a band of mercenaries and saves a young native from a sacrifice. Questioning who, or what, she is becoming.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third and final game in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy, and will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 14th, 2018.

Iron Spider Suit Confirmed for Marvel’s Spider-Man Game

Sony and Insomniac Games announced earlier this month that Marvel’s Spider-Man will be hitting exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on September 7th. Now, when you pre-order the game, you will unlock instant access to the Spidey Suit Pack which includes the Iron Spider suit inspired by Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters this Friday!

It’s been rumored for weeks that the Iron Spider suit would make an appearance in the game, and with confirmation finally here, only time will tell which suit we see next. The Black suit? Raimi’s Spider-Man? Who knows?

HORI Making Custom Border Break Controller for PS4

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Fans that are looking forward to the upcoming PlayStation 4 port of arcade hit, Border Break, have one more thing to look forward to as peripheral manufacturer HORI started taking pre-orders for a custom controller for use with the game. The only catch? HORI needed a minimum of 3,000 pre-orders to start production. However, they quickly made that total, and more.

The Border Break Joystick for PlayStation 4 is priced at ¥18,334 and is set to release in 2018. HORI will continue to keep orders available until May 2nd at 10:00am JST. If you’re interested, you can check it out at the official HORI store. Hit the jump for a better look at the controller.

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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Revealed

The Official PlayStation Blog has officially revealed the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy that puts all 3 original from the series with Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon in a fully-remastered collection.

It’s a pretty straight-forward reveal for the game, which follows the course that Sony has been taking with their original PlayStation classics. The surprising part? Spyro will be releasing on Xbox One, as well.

Spider-Man Swings to PS4 on September 7th

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The much anticipated Marvel’s Spider-Man game by Insomniac is finally heading to PlayStation 4 this year, when it drops on September 7th. The retail edition of the game will include a few bonuses, including instant in-game access to the Spidey Suit Pack, early unlock of the Spider-Drone Gadget, 5 extra skill points, a Spider-Man PSN avatar, and a Spider-Man PS4 theme designed by Adi Granov.

The Deluxe Edition of the game will include a copy of the game as well as the post-launch DLC series Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps. There will be three new chapters each with new missions, villains, and characters, as well as additional suits for Spider-Man. Lastly, the Collector’s Edition includes all of the digital content from the Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as a Steelbook case featuring the iconic white spider, Mini Artbook from Titan Books, and an awesome Marvel’s Spider-Man statue by Gentle Giant. Hit the jump for a full look at the official box art, and new editions, as well as the Pre-Order trailer for the game.

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New Key Art for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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The big reveal for Shadow of the Tomb Raider won’t happen until April 27th, but until Square Enix has decided to grace our screens with the above new piece of badass key art for the upcoming game, as well as a brief description of what to expect in the third and final game in the new trilogy.

Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third game and climactic finale in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy. Fans can visit the series’ official site for a chance to play the game early and meet the developers at one of three exclusive reveal events in the United States.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 14, 2018.

Dragon Quest XI Headed to the West

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Oh, what a day! We finally have official confirmation that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is headed westward to North America with a full English voice cast on September 4th. The catch? It will only be available on PlayStation 4, and PC. The Nintendo 3DS version will not be made available stateside, and the Switch version will come much later.

That’s some disappointing news on the Nintendo front, but at least fans of the series will have an option to begin with, as many were beginning to worry. You can hit the jump to check out the details on the English release, as well as the opening cinematic, and English gameplay.

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Super Bomberman R Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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Konami has decided to share the love of Super Bomberman R with the rest of the platforms outside of the Nintendo Switch, as the game has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Best of all? Each platform will have exclusive Bombers available for each.

Master Chief Bomber will be available on the Xbox, Ratchet & Clank Bomber will be available on PlayStation, and P-Body Bomber (Portal 2) will be available on Steam. Super Bomberman R launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 12th, 2018 in the Americas and June 14 globally, and on PC via Steam on June 13 priced at $39.99. Hit the jump for a full look at the new characters, and additional content.

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Monster Hunter: World is now Capcom’s Highest Selling Title

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In what is most certainly a shock for the company, Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter: World has surpassed 7.5 million units sold, making it the companies highest selling home console game of all time. This number beats out the likes of the biggest in the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Mega Man series of games.

Good gameplay and a massive online presence built on collaboration has given the game fantastic word of mouth across both the PlayStation and Xbox family of consoles, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down despite competition.

Detroit: Become Human Releasing on May 25th

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Detroit: Become Human is the next epic saga from Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream exclusive for PlayStation 4, and has been touted at E3 the last 3 years. Now, the game is finally releasing on May 25th.

The game follows the stories of Androids Conner, Kara, and Markus, as they interact with the world around them and you, the player, help shape their path in an ever-shifting landscape of injustice between human and android relations.

Happy Birthdays Releasing in June on Switch

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I haven’t covered this game as much as I really should have, but you’ll be happy to know that the cubist gardening game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada will be releasing in North America on June 5th for the Nintendo Switch. The game allows players to create a world, adjust the temperature and world around it to create an ecosystem for strange life to form.

Happy Birthdays releases in Europe on June 8th, and a few months earlier in Japan on March 29th. The original game, Birthdays the Beginning, is currently available on PlayStation 4, and PC.

Chrono Trigger Releases on PC

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The fan-favorite classic, Chrono Trigger, is now available on Steam priced at $14.99. Until April 2nd, players can grab it as a limited edition with a Chrono Trigger medley that includes the songs “Battle with Magus,” “Chrono Trigger,” “Corridors of Time,” “Far Off Promise,” and “Wind Scene,” digital liner notes from composer Yasunori Mitsuda, and six wallpapers.

The PC version of Chrono Trigger has a number of features unique to it with optimized visuals, and support for keyboard and mouse, or controller. It also features a new autosave function, and the bonus dungeons from the Nintendo DS and mobile versions, Dimensional Vortex and Lost Sanctum, are both present. Chrono Trigger is also available on the Super NES, PlayStation, Nintendo DS and both Android and Apple iOS devices.