Starting today, I’m happy to report that EA Sports is bundling four of its hit PS3 sports titles with tons of bonus downloadable content on PSN! If you’ve been meaning to pick up Madden NFL 13, NCAA Football 13, FIFA Soccer 13, or Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13, this is the perfect opportunity — and yes, this deal is only on PSN. You’ll be able to download the full game and extra content bundle all month long.
To download any of these deals, turn on your PS3 and head to PlayStation Store after today’s update goes live, then click on Games -> Hot on PS3 -> Weekly Deals. Click on the “Sales and Specials” section on the left and you’ll see the four different EA Sports bundles as you scroll to your right. Click on any bundle and then click “Purchase” to download the complete game and bonus content.
This week’s store update is jam-packed full of new releases, pre-orders and more. The biggest full game releases this week are FIFA Soccer 13, which is available on PS3, PS Vita and PSP, Dead or Alive 5 and the digital version of LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. Starhawk and Mirror’s Edge round out the full game releases this week, and a couple of those classic collection bundles (namely Ratchet and Clank and inFamous) are hitting the store as well.
The PlayStation Store is offering a Day One Digital promotion for some of the hottest upcoming titles. NBA 2K13, Resident Evil 6, Dishonored, Assassin’s Creed III, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, 007 Legends and DOOM BFG Edition will all be available on the PlayStation Store day and date of their release. Select titles will be discounted for PlayStation Plus members, so be sure to check out all the details.
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.
Attention PlayStation Nation: we’re back with the biggest gaming tournament of the year – the $1 Million EA Sports Challenge Series powered by Virgin Gaming! Last year, we blew the doors off of the sports gaming scene and now we’re giving you another chance to take home huge cash prizes for playing FIFA 13, Madden NFL 13 and NHL 13.
To get a taste of what last year’s experience was like, check out this video recap from the 2012 tournament finals in New York. Last year in NYC, we made legends out of Adam Winster (FIFA 12 Challenge Champion), Tyler Glen (Madden NFL 12 Challenge Champion) and John Grasso (NHL 12 Challenge Champion). These gamers took home life-changing prizes and will be defending their titles in 2013. Bring your best game and you could be crowned this year’s champ.
With Euro 2012 getting underway and the latest version of the beautiful game on PlayStation 3 mesmerising crowds at E3 2012, it was the perfect time to catch up with EA SPORTS FIFA 13 producer David Rutter. Here, he explains how this year’s online offering is second to none.
Simon: How has FIFA Street impacted on FIFA 13?
David Rutter: The Precision Dribbling 2.0 – that’s the glamorous name for it – did owe something to that game, yes. We were looking at improved dribbling overall as a big holistic feature, we wanted the ability to move in 360 degrees, we wanted fidelity of distance and we also wanted face angle. That was a big thing for us, the ability to have the player’s face pointing in the right direction no matter which way they’re going.