This month, PlayStation Plus members can download Towerfall Ascension and Strider on PlayStation 4. Towerfall Ascension is a great excuse to invite a few friends over for an evening of fierce fun and local competition. It features simple mechanics, but it’ll take some time to master shooting and catching arrows, head stomping and strategically using power ups. Our second PS4 game is Strider, a reboot of one of gaming’s most renowned action series. As you aim to assassinate a heavily guarded target, you’ll employ a plethora of cyber-ninja skills and upgrades you collect along the way.
It’s another big week for the PlayStation Store. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time releases today, and it’s part of our Cross-Buy promotion, so if you purchase the PS3 version you’ll receive the PS Vita version entitlement as a bonus! Of course, Sly isn’t the only thing launching today – Dead Space 3 is also out on the store for all you action/horror fans.
There’s a cool app releasing on PS Vita today – the PlayStation Home Arcade app. This app allows you to download and play classic arcade titles from the likes of Atari, Konami and Intellivision on your PS Vita.
A couple weeks ago, we asked you for Dead Space 3 questions, which we’d forward along to Visceral Games for a future Q&A. Starting at 12:01AM Pacific time tonight, you’ll be able to download the game on PSN in North America, and it will be available at retail tomorrow, so we think now’s a good time to revisit that.
You mobilized and responded to our request in full force, so we had plenty to ask about when we tracked down John Calhoun, Associate Producer of Dead Space 3. When we finally caught up with him, we
threatened dismemberment politely asked him a few of the questions you had, and he was happy to oblige. Read on to find out how Visceral kept co-op scary, what Isaac’s new locomotive abilities mean for the game, and what kinds of new horrors you’ll face when Dead Space 3 launches tomorrow.
The adorable Ni No Kuni makes its way to retail and PSN today. Rounding out the full game options are Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Just Dance 4 and Racquet Sports. DoubleFine’s latest adventure, The Cave, is also out today along with Mad Dog McCree. There’s a new PS Vita game, escapeVektor, and if you’re looking for free content, there’s the DUST 514 open beta.
The 13 for ’13 sale also kicks off today – and if you’re a PlayStation Plus member you’ll get a deeper discount on the titles. Take a look at the selection below and see if there’s anything you like. Snag it now for a low price! As always, please leave your thoughts in the comments below. You can also chat about this update in the PlayStation Community Forums.
We’re back from the holidays, so I hope you took advantage of our deals over the break. We’re kicking off the New Year with a pre-order for Dead Space 3, which includes a free exclusive theme. Additionally, Demon’s Souls makes its way onto the store, along with Lord of the Rings: War in the North and Rise of the Guardians.
If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you’ll get access to the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta, plus classics Mega Man 9 & Mega Man 10 free of charge.
As always, please leave your thoughts in the comments below. You can also chat about this update in the PlayStation Community Forums.
Next February sees the release of the third main entry in EA’s critically lauded sci-fi survival horror series, Dead Space. While the first two games followed very similar templates, the latest installment really mixes things up by introducing full co-op play to the main campaign.
The optional drop-in, drop-out multiplayer lets a second player join in the story as new character Sergeant John Carver. While the game is fully playable as a solo experience, if you play with friend you’ll have an expanded story and get to experience a number of extra sequences and set-pieces.
We sat down with the game’s producer Steve Papoutsis to find out how – and why – developer Visceral Games has implemented this new system and what fans of the series can expect from reluctant hero Isaac Clarke’s latest adventure.