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Hi everyone! I’m Douglas Bogart, COO of Limited Run Games. We’re a small company whose primary mission is to preserve digital games in physical form and bring them to you, the fans of these games. We believe that every game is an important piece of history that should be available in a tangible form for future generations to enjoy. Since 2015, we’ve enjoyed bringing PlayStation fans their favorite digital games in a highly collectible format that respects the developers’ hard work and artistic vision.

It’s with great pleasure that Limited Run Games is coming out with our first localized game straight from Japan, The House in Fata Morgana, from Keika Hanada of Novectacle for PS4 and PS Vita!

The House in Fata Morgana is a gothic tale set in a cursed mansion spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. Your character wakes up with amnesia and meets a maid in the mansion. The two of you visit the mansion in different time periods to learn what has happened to its residents in the past and to regain your lost memories.

The game was originally made to run in an 800×600 resolution, but we’ve rebuilt the game contents for these new versions to support up to 4K resolutions, which allows it to shine on the PS4 Pro. Other changes to the game include an updated UI design, refurbished backgrounds, enhancement of effects, remaking several art pieces, and more. This new content hasn’t been seen anywhere else and will debut with this release!

Our release of The House in Fata Morgana will include:

  1. The House in Fata Morgana: the main storyline.
  2. A Requiem for Innocence: a prequel shedding light on the origins of Fata Morgana’s terrible curse.
  3. Reincarnation: a sequel featuring the central cast members reincarnated in the present day.
  4. Other additional short stories!

We will also have a collector’s edition available for $84.99 that includes:

  • The game (PS4 or PS Vita)
  • Official soundtrack on six physical CDs
  • 60+ page art book
  • 18-inch x 24-inch poster

The digital version of the game will be $39.99 on both platforms at PS Store. The PS Vita version will be available on May 28, and the PS4 version will be available on June 11.

The physical version of the game will be $49.99 and available exclusively at www.limitedrungames.com on Friday, May 31. There will be two batches of the game; the first batch will go live at 7 AM PDT / 10 AM EDT and the second batch will go live at 3 PM PDT / 6 PM EDT.

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Keika Hanada and release this acclaimed visual novel in the West. We hope that everyone sees how much work and care was put into this project!

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Grinding Gear Games is proud to announce Path of Exile: Legion! Set to launch on June 10, it’s the first of many expansions to come since our official PlayStation 4 launch in mid-March this year. Set in the dark world of Wraeclast, Path of Exile is a free-to-play game that provides significant expansions every 13 weeks. Each expansion introduces a new challenge league, powerful items, skill gems, a shake-up of Path of Exile’s playstyle meta and much, much more.

Path of Exile: Legion is no exception. It offers an exciting new twist on core Path of Exile gameplay that boasts a thrilling rush and endless replayability. As you explore Wraeclast, you’ll discover Timeless Monoliths in every area. When you tag the Monolith, you’ll uncover legions from Wraeclast’s history frozen in mid-battle. Dealing damage to these enemies will unbind them from their frozen state, but be careful not to bite off more than you can chew — once the Monolith’s effect wears off you’ll then be thrust into combat with these freed warriors. But if you can handle the fray, you’ll be met with lucrative rewards and power!

Among other powerful new items, each legion drops splinters from their factions which can be combined into emblems and used in a map device to unlock the Domain of Timeless Conflict. Inside this domain, the timeless battle rages on. The most hardened players can challenge themselves against this swarming horde and even take on the general of each legion. There are five legions from different backgrounds and all unlock their own rewards. If fighting two legions simultaneously isn’t hard enough, it’s possible to work your way up to the grand conflict between all five armies.

Path of Exile: Legion also introduces new ways to play! With this expansion, we’re introducing several new skills based around two new melee-based Archetypes, the Blood and Sand Gladiator and Rage Berserker. These are sure to be complemented by our huge overhaul to Path of Exile’s melee combat system. We’ve revitalized the systems that affect melee gameplay the most, to make them more powerful and feel more satisfying to play. This includes changes to movement skills, targeting, animation systems, accuracy and more changes than are possible to list here. In addition to these system changes, we’ve also rebalanced almost all melee skills to create an entirely new combat experience.

If you’re unfamiliar with Path of Exile challenge leagues, here’s what you need to know! Each challenge league has Standard (experience penalty on death) and Hardcore (permanent death) modes. There are also solo versions of each of these event types where trading is disabled, for those who love to really push themselves. Among the most compelling reasons to get involved in these new leagues is to take advantage of the fresh item economy, explore the new game content and compete against other exiles on the ranked ladder. As you slay your way across Wraeclast, you can unlock exclusive cosmetic microtransactions that make your character look as powerful as you feel.

There is so much more blood, grit and glory to be discovered in Path of Exile: Legion. Come check it out for yourself on June 10.

See you in Wraeclast, Exiles!

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PlayStation Plus members, get ready to see (and save) double! Hit up the scroll bar as we bring you a comprehensive list of titles featuring PS Plus savings up to 80 percent. Non-members enjoy discounts up to 40 percent.

Over the next two weeks, discover monumental deals on Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K19 and Outward. Check out the full roster below – then head over to PlayStation Store before PS Plus Double Discounts ends June 4 at 8 a.m. PT.

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1979 REVOLUTION: BLACK FRIDAY $7.79 $3.59 $11.99
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FE $12.39 $4.79 $19.99
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INK $5.99 $1.99 $9.99
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LA COPS $9.74 $4.49 $14.99
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We’re excited to bring our darkly comedic and surrealist sci-fi adventure to PlayStation VR! As we open the world of Virtual Virtual Reality to new players today, I’m here to share a little about its inspiration.

Put On Your Headset, Find Your Calling

VVR plays like an extended sci-fi fever dream. In the near future, AI may have taken our jobs, but no hard feelings — we humans are kept as cherished pets, beloved by AI for our quirky, inefficient ways. Activitude, the Virtual Labor System, still provides “meaningful” employment and assures you that your artisanal human companionship is highly sought by our A.I. clients, even if their requests seem… eclectic.

You could, dear reader, live quite comfortably completing an odd assortment of mildly unsettling tasks for AI looking to be entertained by that human je ne sais quoi. Perhaps a gruff pinwheel named “Sprinkle Tooth” needs his garden tended or “Butter” is in good need of a bread slathering.

Or, or you may just find a deeper purpose lurking just beyond the scenes: the story of Activitude’s evolution from VR start-up to the “human purpose provider” it is today. Along the way, put on VR headsets in VR to jump between virtual realities or simply vacuum up reality with your Activitude Brand Poly Cleanup Tool! And then there’s Chaz… but, I wouldn’t want to spoil Chaz for you…

Inspiration

Before the current era of VR, I worked for eight years on narrative projects for a Cave Automated Virtual Environment: a form of VR different than the HMDs (helmet-mounted displays) we have today. I watched technology evolve, even while observing the industry weather a “VR Winter.” This was actually a fruitful time to work in VR. Lower stakes permitted a lot of risk-free experimentation by researchers tinkering away at universities. There was room for not-typical creators to play around with the tech like writing students under the guidance of novelist Robert Coover.

Living through this time, it was clear that VR was more than just flashes of hype, but something more enduring tied into our collective desire for ever more perfect immersion in fantasy worlds. Something that goes as far back as 360 paintings in Roman Villas, maybe further. The efforts of researchers and artists to continuously iterate on this promise eventually led to the VR of today.

But… much of what came before was forgotten: archived, like Activitude’s history. VVR began in Fall 2015 as a hackathon project inspired by the surreal, often comedic experience of watching an industry grow up, re-invent itself and forget itself. Activitude’s evolution and characters are very much inspired by lived experience. VVR is as much a love letter to VR as a cautionary tale that simultaneously celebrates and pokes fun at all our technological aspirations from AI and mind transfer to gig labor and smart cities. But, at its heart, VVR is also a comedic adventure that one can just experience and enjoy.

Old Friends/New Friends

“Any new graphics tech needs a demo, and every demo needs a whale.”

As a member of the space whale community, Bernice was once the quintessential XR demo for everything, ever. In a future of VR adoption, she’s a former starlet, dreaming of her glory days.

Eliza: A homage to the first computer therapist, her AI evolved to run a Virtual Travel Agency. She believes “armchair tourism” soothes the senses.

Hernandez: Currently an artichoke and CEO of “Activate,” an older platform for hiring virtual AI assistants. He likes to work out and gets cranky without his vitamin C supplements.

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Last week’s
Red Dead Online
update saw the game’s biggest content drop yet including a huge range of new cooperative story missions, Free Roam activities, Poker and sweeping improvements including the introduction of Playing Styles, increased gold payouts and more. This week, PlayStation 4 players get early access to new Showdown Modes, clothing, emotes and a brutal new melee weapon, all free of charge and without rank restriction.

The Ancient Tomahawk

Visit your local Fence to acquire the throwable Ancient Tomahawk, free of charge and available to players of any rank.

The Perlino Andalusian Horse, Horse Equipment, Clothing and Emotes

Visit the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue in the game or online to check out a range of new content available at no cost with no rank restrictions for PlayStation 4 players only.

The Perlino Andalusian Horse has higher stamina for longer rides and can be acquired for free along with a new saddle and saddlebags. Or visit a General Store or Tailor to try on the Finely Jacket, Stenger Studded Spurs and the Caldwell Hat to take them home free of charge. You can also get the Boast and Hey, You emotes from the Catalogue and equip them for use through the Emote Wheel.

Make it Count: Ancient Tomahawk

A true test of resourcefulness: use nothing but Ancient Tomahawks to be the last one standing in this free-for-all Showdown Mode. Take down your enemies silently by throwing the Ancient Tomahawk or getting up-close and personal. With a gradually shrinking play area, there’s nowhere to run. Launch Make it Count in the Special Series from the Red Dead Online main menu, through the Quick Join option in the Player Menu or by visiting the Special Series icon on your map.

Last Stand

Last Stand is a new variation of free-for-all competition where players compete to survive in two-minute bouts, resulting in a bloody free-for-all with no way out, no second chances, and one winner. Be the last one alive to win a bout. You can jump into Last Stand via the Red Dead Online main menu, the Quick Join option from the Player Menu or by visiting the Special Series icon on your map.

In addition to this suite of Early Access Content for PS4 players, you can earn five Gold Bars for playing in a Posse any time before May 27. Enjoy this range of new content and keep an eye on Red Dead Online in the weeks to come for new content and events.

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Since its 2015 release, teen-horror homage Until Dawn has built a legion of fans, hooked on its branching narrative, memorable characters and ruthlessly efficient scares. Developer Supermassive has dipped its toes back into horror on a couple of occasions since — with spin-offs Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and PS VR prequel The Inpatient — but now, with upcoming chiller Man of Medan, it’s making a full-bodied return to the genre.

Taking the Until Dawn template and stretching it in some interesting new directions, it’s shaping up to be a truly satisfying spiritual successor to the studio’s breakout hit. Ahead of its launch on August 30, we sat down with Supermassive CEO and the game’s Executive Producer, Pete Samuels, to find out why fans should start salivating.

It’s the first in a series of intense, standalone horror stories

Man of Medan is the first entry in The Dark Pictures Anthology, a series of cinematic horror games influenced by real world legends and events. Each game features a brand-new story, setting and characters, building on the same high-stakes branching narrative formula established in Until Dawn.

“Man of Medan takes place the South Pacific and sees five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip,” explains Samuels. “With a rumored WWII wreck to find, and plenty of on-deck partying to be had, our group get ready for what should be the trip of a lifetime. As the day unfolds, and a storm rolls in, their trip soon changes into something much more sinister.

“People should expect the kind of tension and fear that many associate with Until Dawn, and with more significant branching that we’ve ever done before. All the characters can live or die!”

The Until Dawn team is involved

Man of Medan is very much cut from the same cloth as Until Dawn, with key talent from that team at the wheel. Horror fans are in safe hands. “Most of the Directors are the same, and about half of the team in total. We’re also using many of the same creative partners,” confirms Samuels.

The branching narrative is much bigger than in Until Dawn

As in Until Dawn, branching narrative is the game’s backbone. All of the game’s key character live or die depending on the decisions that you make as a player, and the information you uncover. This time however, Supermassive has taken things even further.

“There are scenes that only exist on specific narrative paths; different combinations of survivors possible before the final scenes; more significant and in some ways more surprising consequences of ‘mismanaging’ relationships; and endings that vary significantly depending on the paths you take,” explains Samuels. “Man of Medan has the most branching and possible outcomes of any of our games to date. There are many ways to attempt to quantify this, but here’s just one.”

“In Until Dawn there were 38 death scenes for the characters and you could see up to 10 on a single playthrough. In Man of Medan there are 69, and the most you are likely to see on a single playthrough would be nine. That means you’d need to play the game a minimum of nine times just to see all of the death scenes, let alone all of the other possible story events.”

It’s not limiting itself to one horror sub-genre

Whereas Until Dawn was an unabashed tip-of-the-hat to the teen slasher hits of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Man of Medan draws on a wider range of horror influences.

“Man of Medan certainly has some similar touchpoints, but also some that you’d recognize from the home invasion subgenre, and some much more supernatural — even sci-fi horror,” says Samuels. “It certainly feels more contemporary in its influences we think and, of course, it’s the first in an anthology. The second, third and fourth are quite different in their influences.”

Supermassive has pulled together another talented cast

A key factor in Until Dawn’s success was how it leaned on a talented cast of actors to really sell the game’s pulpy, tongue-in-cheek dialogue — among them, breakout Heroes star Hayden Panettiere and a pre-Mr. Robot/Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek.

With Man of Medan, the studio has put together another impressive roster of Hollywood talent, including Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, The Following) playing Conrad and Ayisha Issa (Shadowhunters, Warm Bodies, Immortals) voicing Fliss.

It’s really pushing the PS4 hardware

Until Dawn was a real looker, harnessing Guerrilla Games’ Decima Engine to make its dark, atmospheric locations really pop. Man of Medan’s visuals are every bit its equal. “We’ve moved to Unreal Engine now, and our team have built some awesome systems and tools that, very specifically, support what we do and the look that we want,” explains Samuels. “We’ll be supporting 4K resolution and HDR for compatible systems.”

The characters will be relatable

Creating a horror game that is genuinely scary is a rare skill, and something that few titles successfully pull off. Supermassive’s secret sauce? Relatable characters that you believe in and care about.

“Our brand of horror is about the vulnerability of characters that you care about. Characters that might be just a little like you. They’re largely unarmed and unsuspecting, and are as terrified as you’d be if such events happened to you,” says Samuels. “That’s what effective horror is for us. ‘Real’ people, with believable relationships, subjected to extreme terror.”

It’s the start of something bigger

As already mentioned, Man of Medan is the first installment in a series of horror titles, dubbed The Dark Pictures Anthology. It’s not episodic — each entry will be a standalone story — but they will all exist in the same universe. “There is one character that bridges the anthology. He’s called The Curator and is brilliantly played by Pip Torrens,” teases Samuels.

“We’ve committed ourselves to two games in any 12-month period. The first three are well underway and the fourth and fifth are fairly well advanced from a narrative perspective. We even have our ideas in place for the sixth, seventh and eighth! Across all of these, and others to come, we hope, we’d expect to cover many more of the 39 subgenres of horror we’ve identified! We couldn’t be more excited.”

Man of Medan hits PS4 on August 30.

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Are you ready to try ’s biggest update yet? Today, the Sunrise update lands on PS4, which not only introduces the very first season of our new Battle Pass (alongside tons of amazing rewards), but also a story raid set in a Japan-themed location, plus new enemies, weapons, gameplay mechanics, locations, and a gorgeous PvP map. Let’s take a look at what’s new!

Earn exclusive rewards with Season 1 of the Battle Pass

With the addition of the Battle Pass to Warface, we’re adding an extra element to your gameplay experience by giving you the chance to score huge rewards, just by playing the game. You can progress through over 100 levels of rewards by completing PvP and PvE missions — the more you play, the faster you’ll unlock them!

Reaching certain levels of the Battle Pass will reward you with striking Maori-style items from the K.I.W.I. series, belonging to a mysterious organization that has plagued both Warface and Blackwood from the shadows. This gear has a distinctive design that will not only intimidate enemies, but shock them with incredible stats. We’ve rounded up the best weapons, weapon camo, headgear, vest, gloves, and boots for this collection, and they’ll definitely pack a punch when equipped as a set!

All players start off with the trial version of the Battle Pass after updating Warface, but only prizes up to level 10 can be claimed without upgrading to the full version. The grand prize sits at level 100: the Kriss Super V Custom, one of the most powerful submachine guns in Warface. Are you up to the challenge?

The sun rises on new story and PvP content

The poisonous reach of the Blackwood corporation has extended to a secret island in the Pacific, and the Warface squad is on their trail. The new Sunrise Raid invites you to explore ancient temples, grand dojos, and beautiful outdoor locations tinged with sakura blossom in search of the dark secret Blackwood conceals here. Hang tight for unpredictable plot twists, dangerous new enemies, and stylish locations!

PvP fans will be able to experience the beauty of the new Japanese setting in ‘Free For All’ mode with the Sanctuary map, based on a location featured in the Sunrise Raid. Learn its secrets to get the upper hand on your enemies!

If you’re inspired by the new Japanese setting, we’re also introducing the Yakuza weapon series! This unique collection mixes traditional Japanese designs like sakura blossom, festive koinobori, fierce masks, and fiery dragons with the cutting-edge technology you expect from Warface. There are also over 20 new achievements for Sunrise and Yakuza weapon mastery to strive for. These can be pinned on your profile, so don’t hesitate to show them off.

Between the new story, weapons, PvP map, and all the awesome rewards you can earn with Battle Pass, there’s never been a better time to join the fight in Warface!

Warface and the Sunrise update are free to download and play from the PlayStation Store now.

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Hi PlayStation players! I’m Keith Miron, the lead software engineer of Overwatch and one of the creators of a brand-new game feature we’re about to launch on PS4: the Workshop! To celebrate this launch and the upcoming Overwatch Anniversary event, I’m answering a few questions about the Workshop with my co-developer, Senior Gameplay Engineer Dan Reed.

What is the Overwatch Workshop?

Dan: The Workshop is a simple game scripting system that gives players much more power and flexibility to customize features in the Game Browser and create their own custom Overwatch games. Within the Workshop, players can create scripts, and add Rules and play Conditions on top of the established game modes players already know and love. Rules can do many things, like change how a hero’s movement and abilities work, modify how players are damaged or healed, or even display text.

What are the most interesting creations you’ve seen come out of the Workshop so far?

Dan: We’ve seen so many amazing games come out already — our players are incredibly creative, and we’ve seen people do things with the Workshop that we didn’t even anticipate. Someone made a mode where you can race around as Wrecking Ball. There’s a Lúcio trial that challenges you to navigate through difficult vertical terrain. We’ve even seen a dogfighting mode that lets you fly around as Bastion.

Where did the idea for the Workshop come from?

Keith: We started kicking around the idea for what would eventually become the Workshop around two years ago. Dan and I had talked about finding ways to improve our existing Custom Games mode so that players could do different, more interesting things with it. Then in 2017, the Overwatch team held a “hack-a-thon” where people on the team got to spend a couple days working on whatever project they wanted to. Dan and I teamed up to create a tool that simplified the scripting language our team uses, making it accessible to more than just people who know how to code.

Dan: After that, we made our first test game mode. It was called “Protect the President,” and players had to guard Zenyatta from some enemy Widowmakers as he moved slowly through King’s Row. The game mode only had three rules, but it worked smoothly. And the team thought the idea showed a lot of potential.

Keith: We had to put the project on hold temporarily after the hack-a-thon because we had to shift to other priorities. It stayed on the shelf until Fall 2018, when we had another hack-a-thon and used the opportunity to work on the idea further. During that hack-a-thon, we created a few new, different custom games to show everyone. We made a zombie game, and another where one player takes the role of Roadhog, and other players try to kill him—and if you’re successful, you become him. After that, we started working on it more seriously.

Why did the Overwatch team decide to turn this hack-a-thon idea into a full game feature?

Keith: We’re doing it for the community, really. The community has some really great ideas for what kinds of things they want to see in Overwatch—new Arcade modes, or entirely new game modes—but the development team only has time to do so much. So a big part of the reason we decided to make the Workshop was to give players a way to bring their cool ideas to life themselves.

Dan: The response to Workshop has been amazing. So far more than 2.7 million games have been created, and more than 60,000 game codes have been shared. And that’s before the Workshop has even gotten into PS4 players’ hands.

Keith: And we’re excited to keep building on it. We’re looking forward to getting even more player feedback as they really dig into the tools, and we can use that to refine the Workshop further and add new features and tools.

The Overwatch Workshop arrives for PS4 players tomorrow, alongside the launch of our Anniversary seasonal event. We can’t wait to see what PS4 players come up with.

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Hello again, PlayStation.Blog readers! The last time I shared a post here, our team at Phoenix Labs had just announced that Dauntless was headed to PlayStation 4. Five months later, I’m happy to say that we’re now ready to welcome our PlayStation friends to the Shattered Isles. Starting tomorrow, May 21, you can download Dauntless on PS4, and it is completely free to play. We also have a special offer for PlayStation Plus subscribers in the form of six exclusive PlayStation-inspired Dauntless weapon skins. Check out the sword and axe skins below!

Since our announcement last December, we’ve been working hard to add as much new content as we can, including huge additions to progression, new Behemoths, quests, and the Mastery system. We’ve been polishing and fine-tuning the game along the way so PlayStation fans around the world have a great time when they first jump in.

Master The Hunt

One of the biggest additions to the core game you’ll see at launch is the Mastery system. Dauntless is all about teaming up with friends to take down larger-than-life Behemoths, crafting weapons and armor using their parts to take on harder and more complex Behemoths scattered across the Shattered Isles, and feeling like a total badass while doing so.

The Mastery system invites Slayers to hone and prove their skills across dozens of Behemoth and gear-related cards, earning experience, checking off achievements and unlocking new combat customization options. The system offers both new and seasoned Slayers fresh ways to engage with every weapon class and Behemoth encounter — all combined with long-term goals that net huge rewards. It’s a great way to further your experience in Dauntless while earning awesome loot.

We currently have dozens of Mastery levels for each weapon and Behemoth in the game, so there is plenty of content to work through!

The core progression experience in Dauntless has been completely overhauled for launch based on loads of feedback during our Open Beta. When you successfully defeat a Behemoth, you’ll be greeted with a revamped “End Of Hunt” screen, informing you of all the break parts you nabbed, experience you earned in various Mastery cards, gatherables collected, and much more. We want you to be able to see your Slayer progression every time you finish a hunt so when you get back to Ramsgate, the hub city of Dauntless, you can see what new Mastery cards have unlocked and what rewards you’ve earned.

Assassins In Ramsgate

We’re also launching a new Hunt Pass season starting on May 21, titled Hidden Blades. This season transforms Ramsgate for the Moon Blossom Festival and offers Slayers a huge variety of thematic gear to flaunt their inner assassin. Slayers can work through 50 levels of content across both the basic and Elite tracks, earning cosmetic rewards as well as premium currency along the way.

Welcome To The Shattered Isles

We can’t wait to welcome the PlayStation community into the world of Dauntless. As we say at Phoenix Labs: Clear Skies, Slayers!

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So, you busted out of jail. Great. Now what? Well, in a matter of minutes Redrock County is gonna be crawling with cops. First things first, ditch the penitentiary jumpsuit. I know they say orange is the new black or whatever, but you need to blend in. Grab a pair of overalls off that washing line over yonder, while the owner isn’t looking.

Looking positively local now, go see Dwayne. He’ll know what to do next, he always does. Least, when he’s sober.

Stayin’ Alive

Seems you got things to do, leads to follow up on. Maybe you find the scum that murdered Dad. Maybe you make them pay. But you’re gonna have to be smart about it. Draw too much attention and you’ll be right back in the slammer again, this time with guards who won’t turn their back. So that means either being sneaky or being fast. Your call.

Getting Paid

Ain’t nothing free, not these days. You’re gonna need food, clothes, guns, and a decent set of wheels. There’s plenty of ways to earn cash around here. Fence stolen property, compete in time trials, run errands for the local crime gangs. Heck, you could just go hunting for hidden loot (metal detectors help). On the other hand, they say when people are afraid of you, you can do anything.

Payback Time

Keep your eyes on the task at hand. It’s easy to get distracted in a place like Redrock, and we all like to let our hair down from time to time. But remember why you’re here, and not on some beach in Mexico. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Trust no one and nothing, except maybe your instincts. Everyone’s crooked in this town, especially the cops. Stay sharp, because when the opportunity for payback comes, you might not get a second chance…

Here are some top tips for surviving and thriving as a fugitive in Redrock County:

Robbery
  • Virtually everything you steal can be fenced at the pawn shop.
  • Trespassing on private property will alert residents, but only if they see you.
  • Bodies will alert residents. Hide them.
  • Breaking and entering is a lot easier with the keys. If you see someone coming out of their house, chances are they’ve got a set on them.
  • When holding up a store, take some serious hardware otherwise they might laugh in your face.
  • Fine art is worth a hefty price.
  • Gossip is rife in small towns. Use it to your advantage.
  • ‘Restraining’ residents and store owners is kinder than hurting them.
  • House owners often leave cash lying around their house.

Driving
  • All vehicles have different strengths and weaknesses. Experiment with them all!
  • You can buy cars with your cell phone.
  • Muscle cars have some serious grunt, but cornering takes practice. Find a Sedan to start with.
  • The Armadillo Buggy is perfect for cross-country, but doesn’t offer much protection.
  • Tow Truck is really useful for getting rid of chasing cops. Swing them around like a wrecking ball.
  • The Tow Truck is also very good at taking out target vehicles — simply hook them up then drive into the river.
  • The Hotrod is as fast as a rocket, but very twitchy.
  • The train can be a great way to lose pursuers… if your timing is perfect.
Combat
  • Shooting civilians will bring heat. Shooting cops will bring real heat.
  • You can buy guns with your cell phone.
  • Shotguns are deadly from close range.
  • Always reload before a firefight. You don’t wanna be caught changing clips under fire!
  • Holster your weapon unless you want to draw attention.
  • SWAT police wear armor. Very useful if you can get it.

General
  • Hot meals will heal you more than snacks.
  • Keep your eyes open. Cash can sometimes be found on the street.
  • Need a fast exit? Jump on the train.
  • Can’t find a change of clothes? Go au naturel.
  • There’s a ‘Follow Camera’ mode in the options.
  • Metal detectors are a great way of finding buried loot.
  • Completing missions is the fastest way to make big money.

I hope that all these tips will come in handy and that you’ll make the most of the gameplay.
See you on the outside tomorrow!

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