Editor’s Note: This is the GameSentral Lead, a gaming recap that goes beyond the headlines.
- Sony’s virtual reality headset, which was previously known as Project Morpheus, has been renamed PlayStation VR.
- The PlayStation 4 has received a $41 price drop in Japan, from ¥39,980 to ¥34,980, which will go into effect on October 1st.
- At Sony’s Tokyo Game Show keynote, the company announced four new PlayStation 4 controllers in gold, silver, and “steel black” coming on November 6th in Japan, and a clear plastic crystal on December 3rd. Additionally, the console’s hard drive bay cover will get nine color variants on November 6th in Japan, including gold, silver, red, yellow, purple, and pink, for ¥2,500 ($20). A wireless round headset will also launch in the Land of the Rising Sun for ¥12,000 (roughly $100).
- Square Enix’s Project Setsuna will launch on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita next year in Japan.
- According to Ubisoft, a Jack the Ripper campaign is coming to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.
- Nolan North is readying its next “big” voice role with Warner Bros. studios.
- The Star Wars: Battlefront beta will be available for all players on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows.
- From Software’s Dark Souls 3 will be coming to North America and Europe next April.
- Shenmue 3‘s crowdfunding period has been extended until midnight on December 31st, according to developer Ys Net.
- Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to his 2008 indie game Braid, The Witness, will launch for PlayStation 4 and Windows on January 26th.
- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain‘s first DLC; including Snake modeling outfits from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, female soldiers receiving clothes inspired by The Boss and EVA, and horse armor; was shown off at the Tokyo Game Show.