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Hey there PlayStation Nation! We hope you are all doing well and staying safe out there, and want to thank you for all the support you’ve given to us with Street Fighter V over the years. Today we’re excited to reveal upcoming content for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition with the “Street Fighter V Summer Update!” 

Join SFV Director Nakayama-san, SFV Producer Matsumoto-san, and special guests as they deliver news about Street Fighter V! 

We know you’ve all been waiting for info on new content coming to Street Fighter V: Champion Edition. We appreciate your patience, and we hope you’re all as excited as we are about these new additions to the cast! Now that you’ve seen the video, let’s dive in to the characters that were revealed today with the help of the SFV Dev Team! 

Dan

Yahoo! Returning to Street Fighter V is the Master of Saikyo Style martial arts, Dan Hibiki! Dan’s origins go all the way back to Street Fighter Alpha as a hidden character, and he’s made multiple appearances in other Street Fighter and Capcom titles in the years since. His last appearance was in Street Fighter IV, but he’ll have some new tricks up his sleeves in Street Fighter V. 


Street Fighter V summer update: New characters, esports news, and more

Could some of his unique taunts and antics be tied to his V-Skill or V-Trigger? The SFV Dev team has more on Dan: 

Dan has always had a dominating and unique fighting style with the “Saikyo-ryu” style and his trademark “Taunt.” He’s also known for his quest to avenge his father, Gou Hibiki, who was defeated by Sagat. You may have spotted his sister, Yuriko Hibiki in the in-game store!

Dan’s new special move is “Danretsuken,” a multiple punch attack which debuted as one of Dan’s moves in Ultra Street Fighter IV’s Omega Mode. Finally, Dan’s “Taunt” has evolved, making it much more useful in battle! 

We look forward to showing you more in the future.

Rose

A fan-favorite and highly-requested character, Rose also makes her triumphant return from Street Fighter IV and the Street Fighter Alpha series. 

Rose has made multiple appearances in Street Fighter V – notably in Menat’s story. At long last, she’ll be playable in SFV in Spring 2021! Here’s some info on Rose from the SFV Dev team:  

Rose, a Fortune Teller working in Genoa, Italy, is able to utilize her unique Soul Power. She’s also Menat’s Master and teacher. Originally from the Street Fighter Alpha series, Rose has a mysterious connection with M. Bison.

Her fighting style was originally designed to have strong anti-projectile and anti-air attacks. Please look forward to how she has changed for SFV when she’s added to the game in the future! We also remember that the Soul Satellite was pretty strong back in Street Fighter IV, so please tune in for more information on that as well!

Oro

The mysterious hermit with superhuman strength, Oro makes his long-awaited comeback in Street Fighter V next summer! But, he’s already been around for a while, hasn’t he? Have you noticed Oro making appearances in Street Fighter V? Quick note from the SFV dev team: Oro’s age is over 130 years old and, apparently, he refers to Dhalsim as “Youngster.”

Oro originally appeared as a brand new character in Street Fighter III: New Generation, and quickly became a fan favorite. With one of the most unconventional playstyles in Street Fighter history, Oro uses only one of his arms to fight by utilizing various unorthodox attacks, including balls of light and pulling rocks from the ground to orbit around him as a shield. Although you can see he has both arms out in this sketch, one of them is holding… a turtle! This is actually a part of Oro’s fighting style, as he challenges himself to keep the turtle in his hand balanced during the fight. How will this affect his moves in Street Fighter V? We’ll find out soon enough!

Akira

Did we catch you by surprise? We’re thrilled to share that the fourth character in Season V is Akira Kazama from the Rival Schools series! This will be Akira’s first appearance in a Street Fighter game, but it’s not her first foray against members of the Street Fighter cast. Akira has previously faced off against Sakura, who appeared as a guest character in Rival Schools: United by Fate. A quick note from the SFV Dev Team:

We are currently developing Akira so that we utilize Rival School’s originality as well as incorporating new ways to play. We can’t wait to share more on how Akira’s playstyle will evolve for Street Fighter V! 


In addition to the four characters we’ve announced today, there is one final character that will be added to the star-studded SFV roster. We will reveal more information when we are closer to that character’s release in Fall 2021!

Street Fighter League – Season 3

We’re excited to announce that we will be extending Street Fighter League to a global scale in its third season, bringing the best of the best around the world to compete! We’ll have more info to share in the near future, so stay tuned! For now, please check out the new trailer below.

Free Trial and Sale

For aspiring fighters out there, we are holding a Free Trial on PS4 going on now through August 19. All 40 characters will be available during this trial, so it’s a great chance to try them all out and find a favorite!

Street Fighter V and Street Fighter V: Champion Edition are also currently on sale on PlayStation Store! Now’s the perfect time to begin your journey towards ruling the ring!

Once again, we want to thank all the fighters out there who have supported us over the years, and we hope you’re as excited as we are for all the new characters and content coming in Season V. For a full rundown of all the content and release schedule, here is our latest development roadmap: 

Stay safe and keep fighting!

It’s nearly Beta day for those of you who have pre-ordered Marvel’s Avengers! You’ll be among the first in the world to Embrace Your Powers prior to our September 4 launch.

We built the Marvel’s Avengers Beta to give you a slice of the full game experience: single-player content from the original campaign, co-op War Zone missions, hero and world progress, and even more. For context around each of the unique missions included in the Beta, check out the PlayStation Blog’s July War Table recap.

If you’re already up-to-speed, read on for tips and tricks from some of the foremost experts at our studio, all of whom have an impressive hour-count in Marvel’s Avengers. You can also test your mastery with some unofficial challenges our team uses to take AIM out in style.

The Light that Failed (Hero Mission) 


Protip: “In the Taskmaster vs Black Widow Bullfight, a single bullet landing will interrupt Taskmaster’s triple power attack sequence. This prompts him to immediately raise his shield and charge you. Dodging and repeating this tactic can shave off his health, spare some of your own, and give you the time and distance to find your bearings in this exciting encounter.”

– Courtney Hunt, Development QA at Crystal Dynamics


Dev Challenge:
– As Iron Man, see how many enemies you can shoot while in the flight sequence.
– As Iron Man, see if you can destroy all three laser turrets with one Unibeam.
– As Cap, see how many enemies you can take down with a targeted throw of your shield.
– As Widow, see how many times you can punch Taskmaster while flying on his back.

–   Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics

To Find Olympia (Hero Mission)


Protip: “Hulk can smash some weakened walls with a Power Attack. What he finds stashed in this area might just give him an edge against the enemies ahead.”

– Matthew Gaston, Senior Technical Designer at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “Practice your Dodges. Abomination is significantly easier to destroy if you have your dodge timings down. Make sure to practice on the tougher enemies as you make the climb up the Archive’s interior.”

– Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “Gear up! You should get some gear with special Perks in this level. See if you can make the Perks work to your advantage against tougher enemies, like Abomination. You are granted Gamma gear that procs extra green/gamma damage on Light Combo finishers — and if you’re lucky you might get Pym gear that does the same.” 

– Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “Abomination hits hard and exudes a cloud of gamma gas that will harm Hulk when standing too close. Use Hulk’s Intrinsic ability ‘Rage’ to heal and deal damage simultaneously to counteract its effect.”

– Hannah Ballard, Development QA at Crystal Dynamics


Dev Challenge: “See if you can destroy an entire wave of enemies with a perfectly located Thunder Clap.”

–        Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics

Help Dr. Banner (Hero Mission)


Protip: “This is the first time you’ll have access to the helicarrier in the Beta. Feel free to roam around and explore your new base of operations. It has definitely seen better days, but you’ll be able to upgrade it as you progress through the full game.”

– Andy Wong, Community & Social Media Manager


Protip: “Can you find and steal a comic from one of your fellow Avengers’ collections?”

– Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics


Missing Links (War Zone Mission) 


Protip: “This is the first proper War Zone mission so you may be surprised at the amount of open space there is to explore. Use Tactical Awareness to locate Points of Interest in the area, such as optional challenges and special strongboxes containing powerful new gear.”

– Hannah Ballard, Development QA at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “Heroics and Ultimates should be used – not saved! You will likely level up once during this mission, and all of your Heroics will refresh when that happens. Don’t save them up and waste the opportunity — YOLO!”

– Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics


Dev Challenge: “See if you can win the Domination event beneath the satellite tower at 100% (meaning you never leave the domination circle).

–        Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics

HARM Training Rooms


Protip: Make sure to beat all three HARM training rooms! Once you do, you’ll earn a Nameplate that carries over to the full retail version of the game. Fortnite fans will also unlock the Hulk Smasher Pickaxe and bonus Hulkbuster style – more info on that collaboration here.

– Meagan Marie, Sr. Community & Social Media Manager


Protip: “Since HARM Room Challenges take place in smaller confines, take down the flying or ranged enemies first before tackling on the melee ones.”

– Matthew “Pie” Zanini, Software Engineer at Crystal Dynamics


Dev Challenge: “See if you can avoid any damage in the fight against multiple waves that ends this mission!”

–        Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics

Condition: Green (War Zone Mission)


Protip: “Start learning the various ways of opening locked facilities and rooms throughout this level. Sometimes, there are pressure panels to stand on, sometimes you need your ranged attacks, and sometimes a good old Hulk Smash will get you in.”

– Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics


Dev Challenge: “There are a TON of flying plague drones on this level. See how many you can take out with a single throw (Hulk’s ranged attack arcs, so it’s a math problem!)”

–        Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics

Stark Realities (War Zone Mission)


Protip: “Use Tactical Awareness to spot extra supplies in the map. These provide additional gear to give you more options and level up more efficiently.  Not all the rewards are marked with beacons.”

– Matthew Gaston, Senior Technical Designer at Crystal Dynamics


Dev Challenge: “If you play solo, your companions are going to want to do the Domination fight outside of the AIM facility. Make sure you don’t forget to take on the High Value Target just a few hundred meters away before you go inside.”

–        Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics

Enter: The Avengers (War Zone Mission)


Protip: “If you find yourself getting overwhelmed, remember that taking out turrets and flyers first sometimes reduces the overall, consistent damage you are taking. Clean up those minor annoyances, so that you can focus on the bigger enemies.”

– Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics


Dev Challenge: “This contains the hardest Hack mission in the Beta. See if you and your team can take it on at the highest level of difficulty.”

–        Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics

To Tame a Titan (War Zone Mission)


 Protip: “This large boss fight takes place in a more open environment. Use a flying character, such as Thor or Iron Man, to take advantage of this open space and easily reach the higher weak points.”

– Dan Olmos, Development QA at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “In the first fight here, it is easy to get overwhelmed (especially if you are trying the mission before you are at the recommended Power Level). Learn to jump into and out of combat and let your fellow players (or AI companions) take some of the heat.”

– Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics


Dev Challenge: “Never Touch the Ground: If you are playing as Iron Man, see if you can complete this boss fight without getting knocked out of the sky by the various missiles flying your way. It’s tough, but not impossible!”

–        Dallas Dickinson, Executive Producer at Crystal Dynamics

Alpha-Threat Training Complex (Drop Zone Mission)


Protip: “This is a very short mission. To get the most out of it, look for a chest with gear before you use the terminal.”

– Matthew Gaston, Senior Technical Designer at Crystal Dynamics


Exo Hydraulics Foundry (Drop Zone Mission)


Protip: “Close quarters combat provides the perfect opportunity to practice your area of effect (AoE) abilities and hone your melee combo moves.”

– Cory Butler, Senior Producer at Crystal Dynamics


Character Leveling & Combat Pro-Tips

Hero progression is one of Marvel’s Avengers main systems, and the Beta gives a taste of earning experience to level up your unique Hero. You’ll have access to the starting Skill page for each hero and as you earn experience/level up, each level will grant you a Skill Point. You can then spend these to unlock Skills and shape what each of your Avengers can do.  You can reach up to a Hero Level of 15 and a Power Level of 45 in the Beta.


Protip: “Resources to boost your gear can be found in crates scattered across every mission. Be sure to regularly boost your equipment’s Power Level in the Gear menu, as the equipment you’re granted from strongboxes and mission rewards are leveled based on your current loadout.”

– Hannah Ballard, Development QA at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “In Brutal Mode, playing defensively (counters, parrying, evasion) is key to surviving.”

– Kim Lane, Associate Brand Manager at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “The bar beneath an enemy’s HP bar is their stun meter. Once you attack an enemy enough to fill it, they will be open to a Takedown, which is a powerful attack that is unique to each Super Hero.”

– Matthew “Pie” Zanini, Software Engineer at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “You can cancel out of attacks with jumping, dodging, or using a Heroic. This is useful for attacks that have long wind-ups like certain power attacks.”

– Laeth Sammour, Workplace Solutions Assistant


Protip: “You don’t have to use your heroics as soon as they are available.  Instead, find a good opportunity to use them against a tough enemy or group, or when your willpower is low.  Also be aware that some enemies can drain your heroic energy even when the meter is full.”

– Matthew Gaston, Senior Technical Designer at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “If you are playing War Zones solo, don’t forget to play as each of the heroes.  The AI companions will use the Skills, Gear and Outfit you selected for them.  This approach will make your Strike Team more formidable.”

– Cory Butler, Senior Producer at Crystal Dynamics


Hulk 


Protip: “Hulk’s Stranglehold heroic can be held down, delaying the start of his charge for a few seconds. During this time he’s immune to damage, so use it to help aim the charge or tank a few attacks before he starts barreling through some AIM baddies! Hit the R1 button again to slam his fist down and pop foes up into the air for an easy grab attack.” 

– Chris San Diego, Development QA at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “Grab enemies and use them as weapons against the enemies who block your normal attacks.”

– Matthew Gaston, Senior Technical Designer at Crystal Dynamics


Iron Man


Protip: “When playing co-op as Iron Man, help the more grounded characters out by focusing primarily on the flying enemies such as drones and Sky Dogs. Defeating them, or at least pulling their aggro, prevents the heroes on the ground from getting attacked at all angles and helps keep the fight at a more even playing field.”

– Dan Olmos, Development QA at Crystal Dynamics


Protip: “As you level up make sure to try each of Iron Man’s weapon systems. Each has benefits in different situations. The active weapon type is highlighted below your energy meter.”

– Matthew Gaston, Senior Technical Designer at Crystal Dynamics


Kamala Khan


Protip: “Kamala’s light attacks have a wide range and can hit multiple enemies. Meanwhile, her heavy attacks can knock enemies up into the air, where you can follow up with a quick combo. Alternate between light and heavy attacks mid-combo based on what you think is best for the given situation.”

– Chris San Diego, Development QA at Crystal Dynamics


Black Widow


Protip: “Grapple, grapple, grapple! Black Widow’s grapple move is the quickest and most satisfying way to close gaps between a hero and enemies in the game. You can pull yourself up to flying Drones and dropkick them out of the sky, or counter a Stiletto Riot Bot from a distance before zipping across the battlefield to finish them off.”

– Hannah Ballard, Development QA at Crystal Dynamics


The Beta is big, but only a sample of what’s to come. Marvel’s Avengers will feature a full-length campaign, over 80 War Zones/Drop Zones, more than 50 enemy types, regularly updated configurations of HARM rooms and challenges, and even more later game mission types. On top of that, you get six heroes with the game at launch, each with more than 50 skills to upgrade, and gear and outfits to earn and unlock. The longer you play the game, the more it grows and evolves as we add new characters like Hawkeye, and new story content and regions – all at no additional cost. We can’t wait for you to dive into the world of Marvel’s Avengers.

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Phantasy Star Online 2 -The Animation’s Heroine Edition-

SEGA Corporation


288

$49.99

!! If you have any problems during the Windows 10 Ver. installation, please check the info on the official site from PublisherInfo at the page bottom !!
*Please select “Yes” when asked about running the game as an Administrator during the game’s start-up.
*After installing from the store, an additional 80 GB or more of hard disk space is required for the game data’s installation.

The Free-to-Play online RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 has arrived!
As the player, you’ll join the ARKS task force of Oracle, an interplanetary fleet composed of 4 different races, and head out on an adventure to explore unknown worlds. With procedurally generated environments, unexpected events, and raid quests that a maximum of 12 players can take on at once, Phantasy Star Online 2 aims to provide a never-ending adventure that is always filled with fresh surprises. The action in this game is highly customizable, with jumps added to the series staple simple controls. Use one of gaming’s most powerful character creators to design and customize your own character, sign up as an ARKS Operative, and begin your PSO2 adventure!

By purchasing, you can obtain items that can be exchanged for avatar items for the female characters who appear in Phantasy Star Online 2 -the Animation-, and other useful items for your PSO2 adventures.

▼The following items are included in this pack
– Phantasy Star Online 2 Base Game
– RINA Replica
– Seiga Winter Uniform F [Ba] x2
– RINA Hair x2
– RINA Headgear x2
– Seiga Academy Ribbon: Blue x2
– Seiga Academy Tights x2
– RINA Sticker x2
– *Freifi Aura
– Emotes 280: Vocal Performance 2
– PSO2 Anime Eyes A (S) x2
– PSO2 Anime Lashes A: Black x2
– EXP Earned +150% x3
– Triboost +125% x3
– Great Enhancement Aid +50% x99

・A subscription to Xbox Live Gold is required to play Phantasy Star Online 2 online.

・The core game is Free-to-Play, but there is certain paid content that can be purchased.

・The items obtainable through this content are exclusive to Phantasy Star Online 2.
 This cannot be used in other services, including the Japanese service.

・After purchasing the content, items will be gifted when logging into Phantasy Star Online 2.
 Please receive the item from Visiphone -> Receive Campaign Items -> Purchase/Receive Benefits.

・Phantasy Star Online 2 is required in order to use this content.
 Please update to the latest patch before using this content.

・This item can only be purchased once per account.

Xbox Live

Phantasy Star Online 2 -The Animation’s Hero Edition-

SEGA Corporation


288

$49.99

!! If you have any problems during the Windows 10 Ver. installation, please check the info on the official site from PublisherInfo at the page bottom !!
*Please select “Yes” when asked about running the game as an Administrator during the game’s start-up.
*After installing from the store, an additional 80 GB or more of hard disk space is required for the game data’s installation.

The Free-to-Play online RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 has arrived!
As the player, you’ll join the ARKS task force of Oracle, an interplanetary fleet composed of 4 different races, and head out on an adventure to explore unknown worlds. With procedurally generated environments, unexpected events, and raid quests that a maximum of 12 players can take on at once, Phantasy Star Online 2 aims to provide a never-ending adventure that is always filled with fresh surprises. The action in this game is highly customizable, with jumps added to the series staple simple controls. Use one of gaming’s most powerful character creators to design and customize your own character, sign up as an ARKS Operative, and begin your PSO2 adventure!

By purchasing, you can obtain items that can be exchanged for avatar items for the male characters who appear in Phantasy Star Online 2 -the Animation-, and other useful items for your PSO2 adventures.

▼The following items are included in this pack
– Phantasy Star Online 2 Base Game
– Itsuki Replica
– Seiga Winter Uniform M [Ba] x2
– Itsuki Hair GV x2
– Itsuki Headgear x2
– Itsuki Sticker x2
– *Radiant
– Emotes 254: Vocal Performance
– PSO2 Anime Eyes A (L) x2
– PSO2 Anime Eyebrows A x2
– PSO2 Anime Lashes B: Black x2
– PSO Main Theme: Fifth Arrangement
– EXP Earned +150% x3
– Triboost +125% x3
– Great Enhancement Aid +50% x99

・The character in the image may have some items that are not included in the pack.

・A subscription to Xbox Live Gold is required to play Phantasy Star Online 2 online.

・The core game is Free-to-Play, but there is certain paid content that can be purchased.

・The items obtainable through this content are exclusive to Phantasy Star Online 2.
 This cannot be used in other services, including the Japanese service.

・After purchasing the content, items will be gifted when logging into Phantasy Star Online 2.
 Please receive the item from Visiphone -> Receive Campaign Items -> Purchase/Receive Benefits.

・Phantasy Star Online 2 is required in order to use this content.
 Please update to the latest patch before using this content.

・This item can only be purchased once per account.

Product Info:
Developer: SEGA Games
Publisher: SEGA Games
Twitter: @SEGA / @play_pso2

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