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A few highlights from the last week: We got a look at the goods you can snag by pre-ordering Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, infographic puzzle platformer Metrico comes to PS Vita August 5th, we saw a new trailer for Sacred 3, Sid played The Last of Us Remastered, and we’ve got a bundle of 2-for-1 sales happening on PlayStation Store right now.
Today, PS4 and PS3 owners will get a chance to experience Bungie‘s galaxy-spanning epic Destiny for the first time. Assuming the role of a newly revived Human, Awoken, or Exo, players will explore the ruins of a Russian Cosmodrome and battle hordes of formidable Fallen and feral Hive, all while earning new skills and collecting increasingly effective weapons and armor.
We’ve got details on Destiny’s impending PlayStation-first beta and its collectors’ editions (look at that Ghost Edition!), beloved indie rogue-lite Rogue Legacy lands on PS4/PS3/Vita this month, 2D fantastical fighter Skullgirls is headed to PS4 and Vita, Driveclub’s dynamic weather systems ensure that no two races will play out the same way, Alien: Isolation’s pre-order bonus lets fans play as Ellen Ripley herself, cheesy platformer Mousecraft is out on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, and experimental puzzler The Talos Principle hits PS4 later this year.
Last month, Ubisoft’s open world cyber-epic Watch_Dogs took the top spot on PS4, but we saw strong debuts from EA Sports UFC, Valiant Hearts and Entwined. Minecraft ruled the PS3 charts, but we saw a resurgence of some older favorites like Ni no Kuni and PlayStation All-Stars.
Freedom Wars is looking like it’ll earn a coveted first-page spot on my Vita’s home screen, Watch_Dogs got some goodies on PS4 and PS3, Escape Dead Island is coming to PS3, GTA Online players can snag some patriotic paraphernalia (for a limited time), and Soul Sacrifice Delta is still pumping out more content.
And E3 2014 comes to a close. It’s hard to pick specific highlights after the massive amount of news that came out of this year’s show, but I was blown away by the atmosphere of Bloodborne, the grandeur of No Man’s Sky, the intensity of Driveclub, the gruesomeness of Mortal Kombat X, the momentum of N++, the Batman-ness of Batman: Arkham Knight… I could go on.