Hey there, Anthony Burch from Gearbox here! Sir Hammerlock had told me that in the past he wrote his PlayStation fans a letter, so naturally when I mentioned I was writing this blog post he jumped at the opportunity to do it for me. Sucker! He’s all book smarts.
Salutations, Vault Hunters!
Sir Hammerlock here, with a cracking proposal for you. Being the oh-so-well-armed badass you are, you’ve already saved the world, found a pirate’s treasure, and spectacularly murdered your way to the top of a badass leaderboard or two.
Have you – he asked, pausing for dramatic effect – have you ever fought a Stalker the size of a small building? Have you ever fought a mystical shaman bandit who can level up his companions at will? Have you ever hunted down Scaylions, Boroks, Spores and Savages?
Hey guys, Jonathan from Gearbox here! I was walking around the office the other day and wouldn’t you know it — Sir Hammerlock came up to me and handed me a letter and asked if I could share it with you. Here’s what he had to say:
Dear Vault Hunters,
I’m well aware of your never-ending thirst for things to shoot and or loot, and I’m positively thrilled to announce some news nestled firmly in that avenue.
Why, hello again The Walking Dead. We seem to see you top these charts every time one of your episodes releases — in this case Episode 3: Long Road Ahead.
Maybe it’s your emphasis on great characters and story telling? Or maybe it’s the crazy outcomes of your in-game choices and how they affect later episodes. Either way, congratulations once again on Episode 3: Long Road Ahead and its dominance of the charts in September! Other respectable debuts include Jet Set Radio, Borderlands 2, and Tokyo Jungle.
PS Vita had a great September as well, with amazing games like LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and Madden 13 hitting hard, and August’s Sound Shapes rounding out the top three.
Check out the full results below and let us know what your predictions for the charts are for October!
Blockbuster reviews highlight PTOM’s November issue as we get the world-exclusive first crack at Resident Evil 6 for our cover feature. Executive editor Mikel Reparaz dives in deep to determine whether the newest installment in the survival horror series still delivers the scares with its move towards more action. One thing is for sure — RE6 and its multiple storyline format doesn’t skimp on play value with more than 30 hours of zombie-battling goodness.
We’ve also got the PS3-exclusive review of Borderlands 2. The first Borderlands game was pleasant surprise when it hit in 2010, but it fell a bit short when it came to gameplay polish and presentation. 2K Games and developer Gearbox Software pulled out all the stops for the sequel and review editor Scott Butterworth’s reaction can be summed up in one word: wow. Clear your schedules as this legitimate Game of the Year contender looks to consume an obscene amount of your gaming time.
Borderlands 2 releases today, and we’ve got a copy here for you on the PlayStation Store. Team up with friends and start shooting and looting immediately. You can also purchase the Season Pass to get all DLC for less than you’d pay for them individually.
Jet Set Radio was available last week for PlayStation Plus members, but now it’s available for everybody to download. This week Plus members will receive a free dynamic Jet Set Radio theme, along with a free Double Dragon dynamic theme. Plus members also have access to a full game trial of SSX and some discounted Rock Band content.
If you love soccer, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now pre-order FIFA Soccer 13. Those who do will get an exclusive theme to spice up their dashboard. Also of note is the Resident Evil 6 demo – try it out before the game releases on October 2nd.
Hey Vault Hunters, the wait is nearly over! You’ve seen all the gameplay videos, you’ve read all the previews, you’ve possibly even played our demo at PAX, now it’s time for you to finally get your hands on Borderlands 2 for PlayStation 3 when it hits store shelves everywhere and PlayStation Network in North America Tuesday, September 18th! The development team at Gearbox Software has worked tirelessly over the last few years to make this game live up to the mantra “bigger, better, and more badass,” and we’re all so excited for you to experience the shooting and looting mayhem for yourself.
Borderlands 2 has 870 bazillion guns! According to our team’s math wiz, that’s approximately 800 bazillion more guns than the 17,750,000 that the Guinness Book of World Records said was in the first game!
Next week’s release of Borderlands 2 is weighing awfully heavily on our minds! In today’s very special interview, we invite Gearbox Software Creative Director Paul Hellquist to answer a battery of questions from Jeff, myself, and you. We touch on just about everything: the game’s vastly enhanced variety, co-op improvements, weapon manufacturers, questing, level caps, DLC, and much more. If you’re dying for next Tuesday, this is one interview you won’t want to miss.
So you’ve loaded your HDD (err…brain) up with all the exciting PlayStation news that was announced in our 2012 E3 Press Conference and have moved into that phase where you anxiously watch the countdown clock tick on towards the release of top PlayStation titles. But there’s no need to stand by idly waiting for the newest PS3, Vita, and PSN games to hit the proverbial shelves, when you can get hands-on in the 2012 virtual E3 Experience, now live in PlayStation Home!
Journey through our special E3 quest, hosted by Christina Lee, and unlock exclusive rewards from the hottest games like God of War: Ascension, Assassin’s Creed III, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, LittleBigKarting (and LittleBigPlanet: Vita, of course), Borderlands 2, and more!