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PlayStation Home Announces 3 Exclusive Games: Cutthroats, No Man’s Land, Mercia

Locust_Star's Avatar + Posted by Locust_Star on Mar 28, 2012 // PlayStation Home Community Manager

Attn Home community! Today we’re announcing a series of awesome new games that are coming to PlayStation Home in the coming months – including the action-packed buccaneer brawler Cutthroats: Battle for Black Powder Cove, which is available for you to play right now! Use the PlayStation Home Navigator to travel to the Adventure District and get ready for the biggest multiplayer experience in the history of PlayStation Home!


Cutthroats: Battle for Black Powder Cove (coming March 28th, 2012)

This team-based game puts treasure-troving, ship-sinking scoundrels in a series of breathtaking battles for riches beyond your wildest imagination. In this free-to-play platform exclusive, six teams of up to four players each take to the high seas, blasting each other’s boats to smithereens in an ongoing sequence of seafaring skirmishes to increase XP and unlock exclusive content.

  • Play as your avatar and assume the role of captain or gunner in a persistent and perpetual game of maritime combat.
  • Gather booty from sunken ships or purchase gold coins from the in-game store and exchange for power-ups that increase speed, damage, and range.
  • Select from a variety of munitions to barrage your enemies, earning XP for every successful attack and unlocking unique rewards as you progress through the ranks.

Set to release in Spring 2012 is VEEMEE’s post-apocalyptic shooter No Man’s Land – arguably PlayStation Home’s most ambitious title yet, offering gamers the most advancing shooter experience the platform has ever seen. And coming this summer is PlayStation Home’s first multiplayer role-playing game, Mercia. Developed by Lockwood Publishing, Mercia transports players into a fantastical world filled with treacherous dungeons, magic spells, and a plethora of weapons and enemies (what’s more – Mercia continually streams content, leading to zero load times while playing!) Check ‘em out and let us know what you think in the comments section!

No Man's Land for PlayStation HomeNo Man's Land for PlayStation Home

No Man’s Land (coming Spring 2012)

Hyper-violent, intensely gritty, and absolutely not for the faint-of-heart, No Man’s Land is a post-apocalyptic third-person shooter unlike any other game in the history of PlayStation Home. Race through urban wastelands where chaos and disorder are ever-present, dodging enemy fire and exacting revenge on roaming bands of death-addicted warriors in a world gone mad. Squads of up to four players each clash in two game modes – Team Deathmatch and Scavengers – in pulse-pounding multiplayer mayhem where only the savage survive.


  • Unique, action-packed game play in a dark, desperate third person shooter framework that introduces signature “Cover-to-Cover” movement and “Tru-Aim” combat systems to PlayStation Home.
  • Two game modes at launch: Team Deathmatch pits two teams in a competition to rack up the most kills in a multiplayer session; Scavengers places teams against one another in a fight to collect salvage and return to their base while avoiding enemy fire.
  • Freemium model: Default load-out for all players with premium weapon and armor upgrades that affect rate of fire, player speed, resistance, and more.
  • Additional maps, modes, functionality, and associated content planned for future expansions.

Mercia for PlayStation HomeMercia for PlayStation Home

Mercia (coming Summer 2012)

Enter the fractured realms of Mercia, Home’s exclusive multiplayer RPG (Role-Playing Game). Take up your sword and embark on a journey through a fantastical world where adventure lies around every corner. With a high-fantasy narrative and gameplay elements that recount the most popular action RPGs of all time, Mercia offers players an enchanting online game experience across wondrous lands where heroes are born…and magic reigns supreme.

Mercia for PlayStation Home

  • Play alone or join forces with other warriors to uncover the secrets of Mercia in a free-to-play adventure through a world where good and evil clash in epic, bone-crushing battles.
  • Explore a vast environment of visually-dazzling landscapes inhabited by supernatural creatures and full of spellbinding sorcery, risking your very existence in the search for upgrades and exclusive rewards.
  • Collect, create, and customize a wide assortment of weapons, armor, and special powers. Gather potions and magical items to harness the elements and defeat scores of monstrous beasts and fearsome foes.

In other news, here’s a list of the hottest new content hitting PlayStation Home today!

Adventure District– A lush jungle island which offers stunning tropical areas to explore, including an ancient temple, a sweeping coastal shoreline and a beachfront bar – the Adventure District also serves as the launch point for Cutthroats: Battle for Black Powder Cove. Players can also head to the cannon situated on the beach for some target practice, which helps prepare gamers for the intense seafaring battles of Cutthroats.

PlayStation Home: Adventure DistrictPlayStation Home: Adventure District

Pirates & Minibots & More –From tons of pirate-themed clothing, furniture, and even companion items to celebrate the launch of Cutthroats: Battle for Black Powder Cove to new Figment fashions to Codeglue’s hilarious Statue and Mime costumes to the wildly-popular Minibots and, of course, scores of awesome new Novus Prime items – this is a week for this history books in the PlayStation Home Mall. My buddy Magnus is here to show you some of this week’s highlights in his Virtual Item Showcase – give it a look and tell us what your favorite collectible is!


See you in Home!

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+ JEC94 on March 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm said:

cool


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+ JEC94 on March 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm said:

but I hate home community


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+ residentSteve on March 28th, 2012 at 10:53 pm said:

@37 there’s still nothing to do in home it’s boring.


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+ codeymac on March 29th, 2012 at 12:11 am said:

loving this update also looking forward to devil may cry HD collection too.


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+ Aiken_Drum on March 29th, 2012 at 1:30 am said:

@Locust_Star and the rest at Sony,

As much as I appreciate the opportunity to blow off steam each week by complaining about Home updates, I have to bite the bullet and admit…

NICE JOB! Cutthroats is great! It’s lots of fun, the basic controls are really easy to use, the effects are satisfying, the artwork is very nicely done, and there’s a lot of associated content.

A bunch of us forum-goers had a real ball tonight blowing each other out of the water. It’s inherently fun, but it’s even more fun when you’re either teaming up with, or teaming up on, your friends. :)

Kudos to all involved with building it and bringing it to us. You should really get a poll up so we can give you the positive reinforcement you deserve. ;)


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+ Aiken_Drum on March 29th, 2012 at 1:38 am said:

By the way, in case it’s useful, the common suggestions I heard (and had) today were:

1) We could use some more ways to communicate during gameplay, especially across ships. The commands to and from crew are fairly good and useful, but some handy canned taunts for the other boats might be nice… you could maybe add Taunt to the L2 menu and then it pops up a ring menu with the flags of the other boats. Something like that, with some canned talk-like-a-pirate epithets, e.g. “Die, ye scurvy dog!” or “I’ll flibber yer gibbet!” or the classic go-to pirate line, “Yar!”

2) The advanced controls are somewhat non-obvious. Reloading, repairing, upgrades, etc. Yes, the info is all there if you look at it carefully, but that’s an unrealistic expectation with gamers and I assume you guys at Sony know that. :) Everyone today spent a *lot* of time saying “Is there any way to do XYZ?”, or even “OMG you can do XYZ?!?”, or just silently not knowing how to do things. Some kind of tutorial, even in video form that someone could launch at the lobby board, would be very helpful. It’d be a shame if anyone bails on the game too early because they don’t know yet how fun it can be.


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+ ChameleonX on March 29th, 2012 at 7:32 am said:

Interested in seeing how No Man’s Land turns out.


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+ Phillyblunz on March 29th, 2012 at 8:42 am said:

I would love Move support for Mercia.

I have always thought Homer would be the best place to implement Move.

Think of the carnival using Move, or any of the mini games would be much more fun if you could use Move.

NML could use Move but I would prefer it for Mercia.

Freemium is a great business model, but paying to get an advantage over others is shady. They should keep the free players away from the paid players or else you are pretty much forced to buy every upgrade to even consider playing it. Then its not really freemium if you have to pay to succeed.

Think Dust514, it will be free to play, but none of the DLC is supposed to give you an unfair advantage.

Move 1st priority, then 3D.


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+ MushThePainter on March 29th, 2012 at 10:06 am said:

please.. just take Playstation Home out behind the barn and shoot it already..


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+ BLEUDRAEGEN on March 29th, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

@Locust_Star or GlassWalls, do any of you know what happened to the STEAMPUNK themed MMO thing that was shown at an E3, I think it was 2010. It was a video that was shown in the VIP section of the E3 Virtual HOME booth, something about a meteor heading towards the world and the only way to stop it was for everyone to band together. It looked AWESOME and I couldn’t wait to play it in HOME. But I never heard anything after that. Thank You.
Also the Cutthroats game is AWESOME and very fun, and I can’t wait to play NO MAN’S LAND and MERCIA in PlayStation HOME.


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+ BLEUDRAEGEN on March 29th, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

@Locust_Star, I found the Qore Interview video for the STEAMPUNK MMO thing public space.
PlayStation Home Steampunk Space – Qore Interviews Katherine de Leon – Teaser
http://youtu.be/IGSjmOFZo7s.
Please let me know what happened to this.


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+ NinjaFrumDaHood on March 29th, 2012 at 2:12 pm said:

Lol, Dragon Age: PS Home Edition


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+ CLU1992 on March 30th, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

Ok cutthroat is a good game but it still needs some work. 1. It won’t let you keep the gold pieces you pick up. 2. Sometimes the ship will get stuck.


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+ TheUndertaker85 on March 30th, 2012 at 3:52 pm said:

I’ve got to agree with Blkant to some extent. Games like No Man’s Land should have things like clan and trophy support. Will we see either of these come to PS Home in the future? If it’s not already on the table, there’s an idea.

You already have clubs(clans) within Home and it is possible to designate a default clubhouse. It would be awesome if you all could somehow integrate clubs into games like No Man’s Land to include club tags or basic clan support that shooters outside of Home have.

On another note, will it ever be possible to “group up” for games like this too? If you add features like these listed above, I have no doubt that Home could pull off big FPS/TPS games that could have even bigger popularity.


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+ Redrox on March 31st, 2012 at 7:05 pm said:

I really enjoyed playing Cutthroats on Home. That was the first Home game that was addictive and fun to play to me. But I got to level 31 in one morning, that seems really short and now what? If you make all these cool new games, maybe there should be more to it so we can enjoy them for longer and more than once!? :)
Anyway, thank you for making PS Home more fun…


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+ erickafollie on April 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 am said:

can anyone please fix HUDSON GATE , it keeps FREEZING , people that are trying to race have to keep turning on and off their PS3 and as you know, once you leave Hudson gate , the results are not saved, unless you make it back in time, but of course , since HOME takes a LIFETIME to get us back, its usually too late to vote for our Dolphyns, please fix this, that is of course if you are not too busy doing something non related to Home …..Thank you .


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+ HeavensLightfire on April 2nd, 2012 at 7:45 pm said:

Aurora 1.5! Only 2 more days!


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+ rko4life on April 2nd, 2012 at 9:17 pm said:

people are losing there xp points in pirates boat game please fix n answer y this happing


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