This edition of Pulse concludes a busy, busy January with a look at the new Soulcalibur V that returns to the 17th century with lots of new characters including Ezio from Assassin’s Creed. Christina Lee also previews the upcoming PSN shooter Gotham City Imposters that pits vigilantes dressed up as Batman against criminals dressed up like the Joker. Predictably, mayhem ensues!
In other dress-up news for you digital fashionistas, PlayStation Home‘s got a new game coming called Wardrobe Wars where you can dress to impress and let the community vote for who’s got ‘it’ and who does not.
As 2011 draws to a close, join Christina Lee for a look back at some of the year’s most memorable games. From Sackboy’s return in LittleBigPlanet 2 to Nathan Drake’s epic adventure in UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, this year was one of the biggest in recent memory. From the big shooters like Killzone 3 and Battlefield 3 to surprises such as PSN exclusives Eufloria and inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood, the year also included a dramatic redesign of PlayStation Home and a beautiful compilation of the beloved Ico & Shadow of the Colossus collection. We know this only scratches the surface and there’s plenty of titles PULSE didn’t have time to mention, but we hope you enjoy a walk through another amazing year for our industry.
And, remember you can watch the full edition of PULSE from the ‘What’s New’ section on your XMB later today when the PlayStation Store updates.
With the holiday shopping season counting down, Christina Lee takes a look at some of the must-have custom PlayStation 3 peripherals perfect for gift giving (to yourself). From the new official Media/ Blu-ray Disc Remote Control to the much talked about PlayStation 3D Display, use today’s show to pass along any last minute shopping hints to the ones you love.
This edition also takes a look at two new full game downloads available from the PlayStation Store with Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Dragon Age II. Both, now part of the growing line up of full games on the store. Also covered, for Battlefield 3 fans, don’t miss the Return to Karkand Expansion Pack coming later today (first on PS3) and a preview of action/puzzle/platformer fairytale of Trine 2.
This pre-Thanksgiving edition of PULSE jumps right into Assassin’s Creed Revelations and includes some insight from the PlayStation.Blog’s Jeff Rubenstein as he shares some smooth moves to power up Ezio’s earnings. There are also previews of the upcoming Wanted Corp. (for those looking to pursue alien criminals), and the NBA 2K12 Legends Showcase (for basketball fans needing something to cheer about) featuring over 150 of the greatest players competing in playground pick-up games set in New York City.
The Top 10 is all about favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies this week, while the new video releases Super 8 and Larry Crowne are ready for the upcoming holiday weekend.
With today’s release of UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, the 11/1 edition of PULSE begins with Nathan Drake’s latest adventure and includes a look at PlayStation Home’s Total Game Integration with “Fortune Hunter.” Also new, Jeff Rubenstein from this very blog joins host Christina Lee, offering tips on how to fill your coffers in UC3′s multiplayer mode.
This edition also includes a look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 releasing next week along with the new Elite Service. In PlayStation Plus news, there’s free DLC to be had for Dungeon Defenders (we’re talking exclusive in-game familiars), and still time to get a discount on classic Daytona USA.
In celebration of the return of our favorite Lombax, the 10/18 edition of PULSE kicks off with a look at the co-op fun of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. Join Christina Lee also for a look at the variety of puzzles, playthings, and devious machines of Okabu and the cinematic comic platform adventure of Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken. Both are now available as part of the “Only On PSN” event.
PULSE also previews the arcade shooting mayhem of PixelJunk: Sidescroller (which definitely brings back memories of arcades) and, in time for Halloween, the new inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood where Cole MacGrath puts a stake into the vampire craze.
The October 4th edition of PULSE is available in HD later today when the PlayStation Store updates. Join Christina Lee as the “Only On PSN” event kicks off with Eufloria and Rochard. There’s also a sneak peek of the upcoming upgrade to PlayStation Home and don’t miss a Top 10 that’s all about PlayStation Exclusives. In new video releases Johnny Depp returns in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Cameron Diaz is a really Bad Teacher.
Watch the full episode of PULSE right here, and in PlayStation Home, or download in HD to your PS3 (SD to your PSP) when the PlayStation Store updates later today.