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We're rolling out PlayStation 4 review coverage all the way through the launch on Nov. 15. Check out more coverage here! Knack is a sentient golem magically drawn together from shiny bits, baubles and two thick eyebrows. Each part of Knack's body, whether it's a hand, leg or his bell-shaped head, ...

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There are many different kinds of rain. The shower that comes out of nowhere and is gone just as quickly. The driving storm that makes you think about building an ark. The gentle mist that makes the summer air even thicker. And then there's the steady, relentless thrumming of drops beating a steady...

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Team Gravity, the Sony Japan Studio group responsible for the topsy-turvy PlayStation Vita game, Gravity Rush, are working on a new project – and it resembles a sequel so far. Sony issued the brief teaser above, which asks us to "fall again" and shows Gravity Rush heroine Kat flying around ...

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Whimsy is tough. It's this kind of vague emotional cross-section between delight and wonder, and it can easily wander into unsatisfying areas of childish preciousness or just weirdness for weirdness' sake. It's difficult to create a whimsical space – one based on a fairy tale, no less –...

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This is Portabliss, a column about downloadable games that can be played on the go. In Tokyo Jungle's bleak future, gangs of wild animals hunt to survive in an abandoned, post-apocalyptic Japan, marking territory in a bid to find an ideal mate and to pass on their genes to hardier generations. The...

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A demo for Puppeteer will be made available in Europe prior to its launch on September 10. We contacted SCEA regarding a demo in North America and were told, "SCEA does not have anything to announce at this moment." There's nothing regarding demo content or specific timeframe listed in the PlayS...

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PlayStation 4 system architect Mark Cerny discusses the console's upcoming launch title Knack in a recent interview at PlayStation Blog, revealing that the project aims for international appeal among both the casual and hardcore crowds. Continuing a decade-spanning career in which he designed ga...

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The concept at the heart of Rain is magical. Looking out his window, a boy witness an invisible girl, her silhouette revealed by the rain as she runs splashing through the night. She's followed by another invisible entity outlined by the rain, a ferocious bipedal monster, which is referred to only ...

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And now the weather: PSN can expect Rain sometime this fall. The Sony Japan Studio game, reminiscent of Ico, sees you play as a boy who's only visible as a silhouette outlined by rain. He finds a girl like himself being chased by similarly invisible monsters, and the pair work together as they tr...

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Surprisingly, since the Gamescom debut of Sony Japan Studio's Rain, we haven't seen any actual gameplay footage. We've seen comparison images of Rain's environments soaked and dry, but now Sony's finally offered up some footage of the adventure game in action....

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During a demo at GDC, Sony confirmed that Puppeteer will launch on September 10 for the PS3, simultaneously on Blu-ray disc and as a PSN download. "So that's our release date," art director Gavin Moore concluded after showing me a promotional trailer. Puppeteer is the story of a boy-turned-wooden-p...

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Ken Suzuta, associate producer on Rain, put in the extra effort to convey his game's mechanics at a glance for GDC attendees: Suzuta created numerous pamphlets for the game by hand. Above, you can see the inside full of glossy cut-outs of game art, while just past the break is the other side, featu...

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Don't let the whimsical art style fool you. Puppeteer from Sony's Japan Studio isn't a game designed solely for children. The 2D game balances platforming with other unique problem solving challenges, both of which are just as addicting for adults. You may find yourself using a hamburger as a tramp...

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"The team is still working on it very hard," Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said in response to questions regarding the status of the long-in-development PS3 exclusive, The Last Guardian. Speaking with Eurogamer, Yoshida explained that there are certain "technical issues" that developer...

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Gravity Rush for PS Vita is a particular kind of superhero simulation I can't recall seeing before: not only is it an excellent approximation of what I imagine it's like to be a superhero, it approximates the life of a new superhero, with all the awkwardness that entails. Protagonist Kat, who wakes...

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Only five months after it landed on Japanese PlayStation Vitas, Sony's Gravity Rush will arrive on PlayStation Network in both North America and Europe. At least in demo form, that is. After a tweet from EU retailer GAME last week alleged a May 30 date for the game's EU demo, Sony confirmed to Joys...

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You'll forgive us, but every little drip of information about when we can play Gravity Rush is positively thrilling. Knowing that the game doesn't arrive until late June (ugh), we were totally psyched to see UK retailer GAME reporting a demo arriving on PSN on May 30. Yes, that does mean we'll lik...

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When Sony's internal Japan Studio set out to work on Gravity Rush (Gravity Daze in Japan), the game was positioned as a PlayStation 3 title. According to an interview with the US PlayStation Blog, the team "came across PS Vita along the way" and realized it was "perfect for the game." That's not th...

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