Sony PlayStation News Bits


Sony’s PlayStation system 4 gets suited up in a new Limited Edition Batman bundle. Today Sony announced the upcoming release of two PlayStation 4 system bundles for the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight. It’s a “steel grey” design (the closest most of us will likely get to that ultra limited PS4 Anniversary system), with a Batman silhouette faceplate. Pretty slick. And the PS4 controller lives up to its “batarang” style.

From the Sony PlayStation Blog:
“This special bundle will be available for $449.99 (MSRP) and will include the limited edition Steel Grey PS4 system chassis with a custom Batman: Arkham Knight faceplate, a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller in Steel Grey and the explosive finale to the award-winning Arkham trilogy, Batman: Arkham Knight.

In addition to the limited edition bundle, we’ll also have a Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle available for $399.99 (MSRP), which includes a PS4 system and DualShock 4 controller in Jet Black and Batman: Arkham Knight.”

Pre-order the PlayStation 4 Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition here or the Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 Bundle here.



Today 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced the release of additional playable characters and environments for Evolve.

Details, from 2K:

  • New Monster: Behemoth is a tank of a Monster that becomes a giant, destructive boulder and rolls through the environment for quick traversal.
  • New Hunters: Four new Hunters join the Evolve lineup: Torvald (Assault), Crow (Trapper), Slim (Medic) and Sunny (Support). Each new Hunter comes with new weapons, equipment and abilities.
  • Observer Mode: Observer Mode, a free feature designed to provide the Evolve community with the tools to observe and add commentary to matches, is now available for all platforms.
  • New Maps: Two new free maps are now available on Xbox One – the Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry maps introduce two distinct environments and add exciting new campaign effects to Evacuation Mode. They will be available for Windows PC and PlayStation 4 on April 30.

See a gallery of screenshots below. Watch the trailer featuring the new Evolve DLC here.



Get your itchy next-gen vault hunter fingers fired-up! 2K and Gearbox have released Borderlands: The Handsome Collection today for PS4 and Xbox One. It’s a big bounty of Borderlands gaming. The only thing bigger than it is the now elusive Claptrap-in-a-box edition. If you were able to get your pre-order in, for a stash of $400, congrats vault hunter. If not, drool over the IGN unboxing video of the Clap-in-a-box here.

Details from 2K: “Borderlands: The Handsome Collection bundles Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and all downloadable content for both titles including the new add-on pack, which is also available today, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Claptastic Voyage and Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2.”

Watch the launch trailer (and Borderlands cosplayers) for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection here.



Get ready to traverse new grounds in Dragon Age! BioWare has released the Dragon Age: Inquisition expansion Jaws of Hakkon on Xbox LIVE for $14.99Key points from BioWare:

• Uncover a lost chapter in the history of the Inquisition and discover the ultimate fate of the last Inquisitor
• Explore a vast, new area in Thedas with lush forests and mountainous terrain
• Earn the respect of Avvar warriors while destroying an ancient cult
• Strengthen the Inquisition through new operations unlocked by your discoveries

See more details here on and watch for the trailer here on the official Dragon Age YouTube page. PSN release TBA.



Harmonix announced this morning that Rock Band 4 will launch on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 later this year.

“With Rock Band 4, we’re doubling down on the energy and excitement of playing music live with your friends,” says Harmonix Chief Executive Officer Steve Janiak. “Focusing on the core experience that our fans have told us they love allows us to evolve established gameplay in meaningful ways that we can’t wait to share with everyone later this year.”

Harmonix & Mad Catz have also announced that Rock Band 4 will be backwards compatible with all 2000+ tracks featured on their last-gen versions. This also means that if you purchased any songs on the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, you will be able to download them, free of charge, on the Xbox One or Playstation 4 respectively. While we don’t have any details on how the process will work, we are promised to be given more details at a later time.

Additionally, if you are attending PAX East 2015 in Boston, you can head on over to Harmonix’s booth (Booth #4224) to pre-order the special Penny Arcade exclusive Guitar seen below.




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