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March 16, 2017

Firesprite reveals sci-fi stealth horror, ‘The Persistence’ exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PSVR

Written by Devon

Firesprite reveals sci-fi stealth horror, ‘The Persistence’ exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PSVR

Liverpool-based studio, Firesprite is proud to announce a brand new first person stealth horror title, ‘The Persistence’, exclusively coming to Sony PlayStation 4 and PSVR.

Set on board a deep space scientific vessel called The Persistence in the year 2521, the ship arrives at the site of a collapsing star 17,000 light years from Earth. While conducting a major experiment, a horrific incident occurs mutating many of the crew. As The Persistence is pulled into the gravity of the collapsing star, the ship’s computer, ‘IRIS’, wakes remaining members of the crew from cryogenic sleep – one at a time. Can you stay alive long enough to get to the engine room and save The Persistence?

The Persistence is procedurally generated. Every time you die and a new character is awoken by IRIS, the game will play out differently, with different enemies to face and loot to collect. You need to scavenge as much as you can. When you die the only thing that remains is what you have collected on your previous life, and you can use this to come back stronger.

“Stealth Horror is a perfect match for VR. Not only for the sense of presence that virtual reality brings, but also for the natural control head tracking offers. Sneaking around and hiding behind cover; it’s second nature in VR to just lean round or peek over cover to gain the advantage,” Commented Lead Designer, Alex Moore.

The game will feature a companion app which allows your friends to hack into The Persistence's engineering computer. Once inside the system, up to 4 connected tablets have control over many areas of the game, from the ability to control doors, distract enemies, disable traps, and even to find hidden items for the VR player to scavenge. But be aware though, sometimes the tablet players gets rewarded if you die, will you trust your friends?

PSVR is slowly setting the world on fire. There was a huge dump of content at the launch of the platform, while smaller interstitial titles steadily leaked out since that time. What we're all clamoring for is a more meaty experience. One that will draw is in and keep us there. Firesprite appears to have a hidden gem in the works that will fulfil our VR desires, while scaring us silly. We're incredibly excited to see what's in store for The Persistence. Stay tuned at Skye Matrix for exciting new content about the game, as well as an interview with one of the creators!

Ray Gigant Physical Release

Written by Devon

Thanks to Limited Run Games

Ray Gigant was a wonderful dungeon crawler that graced the Playstation Vita last year. It is a more streamlined dungeon crawling experience than one may be seeking, but if you want a great story with solid gameplay mechanics and thoughtful dungeon puzzles then this is for you.

Acttil is very to happy to announce that Ray Gigant will be getting a physical release thanks to our friends over at Limited Run Games. Limited Run Games has partnered with several developers in the past to make sure that some digital only titles got a physical release. Their runs are generally limited to somewhere between 2,500-5,000 copies for a single title.

The physical copy of Ray Gigant will be released exclusively on the Limited Run Games online store on 4/14/2017!

March 11, 2017

Superbeat : Xonic Coming to PS4 and XBOX One June 2017

Written by Damien

PM Studios and Acttil are pleased to announce that Superbeat : Xonic will be coming both physically and digitally to PS4 and digitally to XBOX Live in June 2017. All initially released copies will come with 2 soundtrack CD's. CD 1 includes 26 tracks and CD 2 will feature 30 tracks to keep you grooving even when you aren't playing Superbeat.

Superbeat : Xonic has over 65 music tracks from various genres including R&B, Techno, Rock, K-Pop and various other genres. The Playstation 4 version will come with the 10 tracks that were originally DLC on the Playstation Vita version. There will also be new DLC tracks exclusive to the PS4 Version.

You will also be able to connect to the Playstation Network and check out the World DJ Ranking. Where you can put your rhythm on display and share your passion with other players from around the world.

Currently it is unknown if these feature will be slated to for the XBOX release. However you can pre order the game today from the retailers below. And we at Skyematrix Gaming will keep you posted on all things Superbeat : Xonic as they become available.

Pre Order here from Gamestop Pre Order here from Amazon

Unearthing Mars Coming to PSVR

Written by Damien

Unearthing

Winking Entertainment has announced that they have a new game coming to Playstation VR titled Unearthing Mars. Carrier-class spacecraft Sentra has arrived in Mars orbit, tasked to retrieve remnants of the missing explorer satellite Phobos. What they will uncover instead are the possible vestiges of an ancient civilization. In Unearthing Mars you will play as the co-pilot of the retrieval team and the player will have the full experience of a space explorer on Mars.

Unearthing Mars is a PlayStation VR adventure title that will lasts around 2 hours. It plans to deliver a full experience of being a planetary explorer. The game is made up of 10 interactive scenarios, each with a unique gameplay mechanic that fully immerses the player in a quest to discover ancient Mars civilization. You can check out the US release trailer below and our review for the title will be up on Monday March 13.

Feburary 15, 2017

Deemo: The Last Recital coming to PS Vita

Written by Damien

Deemo: The Last Recital will be coming to the Playstation Vita this Spring. While no exact date was given as of yet the full description is as follows…

"PM Studios and Acttil are excited to announce that together they are bringing the emotionally evocative music game Deemo: The Last Recital to the Playstation Vita system through the Playstation Network, available to fans in the North American and European Markets this Spring. Players will fall in love with this heart wrenching urban fantasy story, brought to life with gorgeous hand drawn artwork, and sink into the beautiful piano melodies throughout the world of Deemo: The Last Recital."

Deemo: The Last Recital originally released on iphone and Android back in 2015 and later on the Vita, but only in Japan. In Deemo: The Last Recital you play as a mystical creature who lives a life of solitude deep within a mysterious castle. If you are familiar with PM Studios and Acttil you'll know that they graced us with Superbeat: Xonic, another wildly entertaining rhythm game. This port of Deemo is clearly in good hands.

We at Skyematrigaming will keep you posted as more news on Deemo: The Last Recital as it becomes available.

Superbeat : Xonic coming to PS4 and XBOX One

Written by Damien

Developer Nurijoy has announced that the once PS Vita exclusive Superbeat : Xonic will be coming to the PS4 and XBOX One. Not much is known about the new console release outside of the PS4 getting digital and physical copies and the XBOX One getting a digital only release on XBOX Live. No release date has been giving yet, other than a potential April slot, but you can check the onslaught of screens we have for you below. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news is revealed about Superbeat : Xonic.

January 7, 2016

ANDROMEDA IS COMING!!!! (TOUCH WOOD)

Written by Sam

Aaryn Flynn, the General Manager of BioWare, today confirmed that the long-awaited Mass Effect: Andromeda will be hitting our PC’s and consoles on March 21st this year (and March 23rd for our European players).

Flynn stated that “Mass Effect Andromeda is our most ambitious Mass Effect game to date. We’re telling completely new stories, creating new characters, new planets, new species and introducing new gameplay systems”. Flynn also went on to describe how BioWare’s developers took home an early “holiday build” of the game to play during the Christmas break, which returned plenty of positive feedback.

Aaryn Flynn’s full blog post is available to read here. Also keep your eye out for a full preview for Mass Effect: Andromeda, coming soon here on SkyeMatrixGaming.com.

Follow Sam Nicholson on Twitter! @Samuel_Nick96

December 8, 2016

Nintendo Switch/Breath of the Wild Gameplay Demo on the Tonight Show

Written by Sam

In a segment on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon the President of Nintendo of America, Regie Fils-Aime gave a surprise gameplay debut of the upcoming Nintendo Switch console featuring The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the first time on the new machine.

Fils-Aime demonstrated the draw distance of the game, reiterating the previously announced feature that “anywhere in the world that you can see, you can go.” After showcasing interactions with the world by pushing a large boulder onto some enemies, Fils-aime gave the controller to an eager Jimmy Fallon in the form of the tablet portion of the console. While doing this, he highlighted the seamlessness of switching from a TV display to the tablet, which happened instantly at the press of a button.

The short gameplay demonstration offered no new features or information about the game, and it is hard to notice any performance or graphical advantages to the title running on the Switch due to the way it was filmed.

Regie Fils-Aime also noted that more information regarding the Switch’s features and launch lineup would be in a special live stream on January 12.

You can view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TJ7IUNWGl4 (skip to around 4:55 for the Switch portion to begin).

November 14, 2016

How to Get The Final Fantasy 15 Demo

Written by Damien

Square-Enix has released on final demo for Final Fantasy XV titled the Judgement Disk and you can play this third and final Japanese only demo, even if you don't reside in the land of the rising sun all you have to do is follow these pretty simple steps if you're willing to try out this demo before the game's actual release on November 29th, 2016.

For Xbox One owners here is what you do...

Once an Xbox One owner has logged into their console with their Gamertag, that person must go to the settings menu, select System, and then Language and Location. From there, the Xbox One gamer can select their new region, once done, the Xbox One gamer must reset their console and they will be able to access the store in their selected region.

For PS4 owners it is a little more difficult but not by much. Here's what you do…

create an entirely new account. A PlayStation 4 gamer can do this either via their PS4 or through the official website of Sony PlayStation. From that point, the PS4 owner will then fill in their details and put up a valid address. The PlayStation can enter any address, as long as the location is in Japan, which means a PS4 owner can put in any Japanese Postal code to access the Japanese Playstation Store.

And that is all you have to do to experience this new slice of Final Fantasy XV before the game is out. As someone who is a big Final Fantasy fan I will be doing that, in fact, I already downloaded the demo and why it isn't coming to anyone outside of Japan is slightly upsetting….only slightly.

November 8, 2016

The New Nintendo 3DS has arrived!

Written by Devon

A smaller budget sized option

Nintendo has announced that come Black Friday November 25th introducing a limited edition of the 3DS for $99.99. You may be thinking the “WOW THATS A GREAT DEAL!” but hold onto your hat, good sir. The USA never saw the release of the New 3DS, only the New 3DS XL. The 3DS that you will be getting for $99.99 is the smaller brother of the 3DS XL, hence the low price. It’s nice to see that we finally got a budget offering.

Something else to note is that this $99.99 price should have a giant asterisk next to it for people that do not already own a 3DS. This unit, unlike many other deals, does not come with any pack in games. It does not include a charger either. So that $99.99 quickly becomes $159.99+ with the addition of a game and charger.

On the bright side, these new systems look pretty dope, and if you’re on the fence about upgrading your current Old 3DS, you should be able to do so relatively cheaply if you trade your old one in.

November 7, 2016

Capcom is skeptical about bringing over ports to the Nintendo Switch

Written by Damien

Capcom has gone on record saying they aren't sure if they will be bringing over ports of their popular PS4 and XBOX One titles to the Nintendo Switch. Which has a lot of people wondering if this is because the system is underpowered or not? A spokesperson at Capcom had this to say regarding the subject…

"We are currently carrying out research with regards to multiplatform implementation of software for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One onto the Nintendo Switch," a Capcom spokesperson said in an investor Q&A. "However, we do feel that there are differences in the desired direction and the play-style of the Nintendo Switch and those of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One."

Now what could be the difference that they are referring to? Considering the only thing that makes Switch different from its competition is the fact that you can take your system on the go it leaves a lot of us to think that the difference is indeed in the Switch's processing power. Now Nintendo is known for hardware that is less powerful and if this is indeed the case we may be seeing a Wii U situation all over again.

With no new news coming regarding the Switch this year this news leaves me saddened to think that Capcom may be sending the early message that this is Wii U all over again. We won't really know how this will play out but right now doesn't look so good. We at Skyematrixgaming will keep you posted as more news develops on Switch and which third party ports and games we can expect.

Sombra has finally been Revealed

Written by Damien

After what has felt like months of speculation and hunting Sombra the hacker has finally been revealed by Blizzard at the 2016 Blizzcon event. Sombra the offensive character will get to be tested on the Public Test Region (PTR) sometime this week for PC players, with the official release of her coming when she is ready according to Blizzard. If you ask me I would expect PC players to get her sometime this week with everyone else getting to try her within a few days.

Sombra will be the first hacker character who has moves that can disable other enemies attacks making her a very unique and tricky character to use. The list of Sombra's moves are

MACHINE PISTOL : Sombra’s fully-automatic machine pistol fires in a short-range spread. - Compared to Soldier 76 in terms of firing power.

HACK : Sombra hacks enemies to temporarily stop them from using their abilities, or hacks first aid kits to make them useless to her opponents.

THERMOPTIC CAMO : Sombra becomes invisible for a short period of time, during which her speed is boosted considerably. Attacking, using offensive abilities, or taking damage disables her camouflage.

TRANSLOCATOR : Sombra tosses out a translocator beacon. She can instantly return to the beacon’s location while it is active (including when it’s in mid-flight).

EMP : Sombra discharges electromagnetic energy in a wide radius, destroying enemy barriers and shields and hacking all opponents caught in the blast.

Alongside this Sombra reveal Blizzard also released their next short in the Overwatch series revolving around the titular villain of the Talon Organization which you can check out below….

Akuma is coming to Street Fighter V

Written by Damien

Akuma has been revealed as the next playable character in Street Fighter V. In the the reveal trailer which you can check out below you we get a glimpse of Akuma's back and his Kanji symbol which is said to mean God-Like.

Akuma will be playable next month at the Playstation Experience in Anaheim from December 3rd to the 4th. Akma was recently announced as a playable fighter in Tekken 7 which will be releasing early 2017.