Summer is a great time to game. Open the window, turn up the volume to let everybody know what you’re playing. Another way to celebrate summer gaming is to watch this edition of PULSE which features new and upcoming releases and the annual PlayStation Store Summer Sale. Join Christina Lee for a look at Rainbow Moon — a classic looking 90′s RPG produced by the same folks who created Soldner X. For the PlayStation Vita, Zen Pinball 2 is coming soon supporting cross-play. The PS3 version supports stereoscopic 3D and is backwards compatible for those of you who’ve got the original.
This edition of Pulse takes the magic-wand mechanics of Sorcery for a spin. Check out the arsenal of different spells and combos needed to battle with the PlayStation Move controller through this fast-paced fantasy adventure that pits you against trolls, ghostly soldiers, giant spiders, and the Nightmare Queen. Also on deck this month are Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier with over 50 weapons (including lethal remote drones) and PS Vita’s much-talked-about FPS Resistance: Burning Skies.
Pulse also investigates Gravity Rush this month. This physics-bending action game features fascinating and challenging new combat that you have to see to believe. Pre-orders at participating retailers include the military DLC pack featuring two extra side missions, two new challenge missions, and military-themed costume for protagonist Kat.
It’s Emmett time. That’s Emmett Graves, the new hero of Starhawk who kicks off this edition of PULSE as we celebrate the release of this space western from LightBox Interactive and Santa Monica Studio. While many enjoyed the beta earlier this year, it’s now time to check out the full Starhawk universe with all the cool vehicles and the innovative Build and Battle gameplay.
With next week’s release of Max Payne 3, PULSE also previews the new multiplayer action along with the new bullet time and ‘shootdodge’ game play. For PlayStation Plus subscribers, Trine 2′s physics-based puzzles of fire, water, gravity and magic is free. Check out the new Trine 2 world that’s now enabled with online co-op. PULSE also takes a look at the latest Q-Games. PixelJunk 4 AM is very different than any other in the series.
With April coming to a close, this edition of Pulse highlights several must-have titles that are newly available (The Walking Dead) and coming soon (Mortal Kombat for PS Vita). PS Vita owners should check out StarDrone Extreme, which combines dazzling pinball-like physics in a interstellar environment for some nicely addictive game play. Also, preview Mortal Kombat for PS Vita before it arrives next week featuring the Challenge Tower II mode with 50+ PS Vita-exclusive missions and new touchscreen fatalities.
Up for some zombie bashing? With the second season of The Walking Dead television series now complete, it’s a long wait until season three kicks off. But starting today, Telltale Games begins to release the first of five episodes of the new The Walking Dead game. Get a glimpse of the first episode in our video preview.
In this edition, host Christina Lee highlights the new maps being released in the UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Map Pack. Check out highlights of the four new multiplayer maps featuring new terrain, improved gameplay and even more amazing environments.
For vehicle combat fans, the new PSN exclusive Wheels of Destruction is a fast-paced and strategic multiplayer combat racing game that allows players to switch classes within a match. Also featured is a look at the immersive interactive experience of Datura (from the Linger in Shadows team) which incorporates the PlayStation Move motion controller to investigate a mysterious forest, solve puzzles and, well, much like ‘Linger’, requires that you just check it out for yourself.
The Top 10 features the most popular downloads of March and new video releases highlight Tom Cruise running very fast again in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Mark Wahlberg being good bad guy in Contraband
In this edition of Pulse presented by PlayStation Network, host Christina Lee shines the spotlight on Closure – another very cool indie game coming to PSN later today. Check out this hand-drawn mysterious world that uses light as the primary game mechanic. Closure is this week’s featured Spring Fever title in the PlayStation Store (and for more about the game, check out Sid Shuman’s GDC interview here).
Upcoming 2D fighting game Skullgirls also features impressive hand-drawn art. With eight female characters and three-person teams, this dark deco fighter shows off some impressive moves — of course, Pulse is there for the full story.
With Journey‘s wide release taking place later today, this edition of Pulse presented by PlayStation Network celebrates the innovative gameplay and stunning visuals from the most anticipated PSN game this year. For those of you who haven’t experienced this beautiful title, note that Journey also kicks off this year’s Spring Fever campaign starting today on PlayStation Store. Christina Lee also checks out last week’s release of MotorStorm RC for both PS3 and Vita, which comes wiith 16 unique tracks and customizable models. The PS Vita version of MotorStorm RC is FREE courtesy of the new Scion IQ. Also new for PS Vita this week is Reality Fighters, an augmented reality fighting game where the battle arenas are created using the PS Vita’s camera system.
In this edition of Pulse presented by PlayStation Network, host Christina Lee sets her sights on the first FPS for PS Vita, Unit 13. With 36 tactical missions and nine high-value target battles, it’s the perfect showcase for PS Vita’s precise dual analog sticks. Other PS Vita previews include must-play sports titles MLB 12 The Show, incorporating front/rear touch controls and cross platform play, and Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational.
With Mass Effect 3 dropping next week, this week’s Pulse also shows off the unique in-game Argus rifle and exclusive PS3 theme available for those who pre-order from PlayStation Store. Other “Only on PlayStation” content shown in this episode include a look at SSX’s Mt Fuji mountain and Street Fighter X Tekken’s exclusive character Cole MacGrath.