Sony Corp. this week released System Software Update 4.00 for the Playstation 4.
System Software Update 4.00 includes a UI refresh, new Quick Menu, Share Menu, Folders and Library Organization, Trophy Improvements, and updated User Profile.
Sony this week said it will release the new Playstation 4 Final Fantasy XV Bundle to U.S. retail Nov. 29.
The bundle will include the new limited edition 1TB Final Fantasy XV PS4 hardware, Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition, KINGSGLAIVE: Final Fantasy XV Blu-ray disc, Royal Rainment DLC Costume, Masamune DLC Weapon, Leviathan Regalia Skin, Steelbook, and Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller at $449.99.
Sony this week released the Playstation 4 Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle to U.S. retail.
The bundle includes the new slim PS4, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller at $299.99.
Discounted titles include Alienation, Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires, Gauntlet: Slayer Edition, Umbrella Corps, and Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space.
The sale is valid through Sept. 20.
Sony this week previewed the Playstation VR PS4 Demo Disc.
The Demo Disc will include 18 titles including Allumette, Battlezone, DriveClub VR, Eve: Valkyrie, Gnog, Harmonix Music VR, Headmaster, Here The Lie, Job Simulator, Playstation VR Worlds, Resident Evil 7 biohazard – Kitchen Teaser, Rez Infinite, Rigs Mechanized Combat League, Thumper, Tumble VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Wayward Sky, and Within.
Capcom Co. Ltd. this week said Resident Evil 7 will support 4K resolution and HDR fidelity for the Playstation 4 Pro.
In addition, this week it released the Twilight Demo Update for Resident Evil 7. The Twilight Demo Update expands what users can do and explore.
Finally, this week it released the TAPE 2 The Bakers Trailer for Resident Evil 7.
The trailer previews weapon gameplay and dinner with The Baker family.
Sony this week said it will release The Last Guardian to the Playstation 4 Dec. 6.
The title, directed by Fumito Ueda, features a young boy and his friendship with a giant creature.
NIS America Inc. this week released Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness to Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 and PS Vita.
Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a sci-fi crime adventure title that includes two playable characters, branching storylines, and choice repercussions.
The final game includes new characters and plotlines from season one of the anime series.
Sony this month said Mojang Minecraft: PS Vita Edition for the Playstation Vita ranked in the top five download titles in the Playstation Network division in Aug. 2016.
In Aug., Minecraft: PS Vita Edition ranked as the No. 4 PS Vita digital download software for the month.
The title includes four-player split-screen local multiplayer and eight player online multiplayer functionality.
Microsoft Corp. this week said it will release new Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundles to retail this fall.
The Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle 500GB SKU, to be sold Oct. 21, will include the standard Xbox One S and Battlefield 1 digital download at $299.
The Xbox One S Battlefield 1 500GB Bundle Storm Grey Edition SKU, to be sold Nov. 1, includes a storm grey color Xbox One S and Battlefield 1 digital download at $299. It will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Microsoft Stores.
Finally, the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle 1TB SKU, to be sold Oct. 18, will include the military green Xbox One S, stand, and controller, with the Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition digital download at $399.
Microsoft this week said released the Forza Horizon 3 Demo for the Xbox One and PC.
The demo file is 18.34GB and can be downloaded at cost.
Microsoft this week released ReCore for the Xbox One.
The third-person action title is from Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime.
The final game includes a single-player campaign, and option to collect and customize Corebots to battle against enemies.
Activision Blizzard Inc. this week released the Story Trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
The trailer previews Lt. Nick Reyes and the fight against the Settlement Defense Front.
Telltale Games and Mojang AB this week released Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 – A Journey’s End?
The chapter is the third and final episode in the Adventure Pass add-on series.
It sells at $4.99.
EA Inc. this week released NHL 17 to U.S. retail.
NHL 17 includes offline single-player modes, online competitive functionality, and improved gameplay functionality.
The final game includes Draft Champions, Franchise Mode, Team Editor, Arena Creator, and improved Reactionary Save Intelligence.
Capcom Co. Ltd. this week released the Dead Rising Triple Pack.
The Dead Rising Triple Pack includes Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off The Record at $59.49.
Sega Corp. this week said it will release the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition in spring 2017.
The Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition will include the Deluxe Collector’s Box, 12-inch Statue with Sega Startup Audio, Metallic Collector’s Card with Download Key, and Sega Cartridge Cast with Golden Ring at $69.99.
Nintendo Co. Ltd. this week released the Adventure Unfolds Trailer for Paper Mario Color Splash to the Wii U.
The trailer previews the mystery of Prism Island its vanishing colors.
Paper Mario Color Splash is an action adventure title in which Mario utilizes the Paint Hammer to restore color to Prism Island.
Nintendo this week said it will sell the New Nintendo 3DS XL Solgaleo Lunala Black Edition at U.S. retail Oct. 28.
The New Nintendo 3DS XL Solgaleo Lunala Black Edition includes a black color with legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala on the hardware at $199.99.
Apple Inc. this week released the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to global markets.
The company said that the iPhone 7 Plus and Jet Black SKUs will not be available for walk-in customers to purchase Sept. 16.
The iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold and black will be available in limited quantities for walk-in customers at launch.
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will utilize the A10 Fusion, a 64-bit four-core CPU that is 40 percent faster than the 6 and 6S Plus. It includes a six-core GPU.
The Retina HD Display is said to be 25 percent brighter and battery life is two hours more than the 6S and one hour more than the 6S Plus.
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