Beyond: Two Souls is an official selection at Tribeca Film Festival, we confirmed the upcoming North American release of Final Fantasy X and X2 (in glorious HD), Vlambeer’s LUFTRAUSERS is coming to PS3 and PS Vita (I’m personally very excited for this one), mech battler Carnage Heart EXA is out on PSN now, Pinball wizards everywhere can try out the new Star Trek: The Next Generation table in The Pinball Arcade, and more.
This week, Aaron Kaufman of God of War Community fame stopped by to give us a rundown of all the community happenings in God of War: Ascension, PlayStation Mobile got an evolutionary new entry in its stable with Forevolution, The Pinball Arcade is getting some new tables (and it’s coming to PS4), GungHo brought a bundle of new Japanese PSone imports to our shores, Machinarium got formally announced for a PS Vita release later this month, and more.
Previously on PlayStation.Blog…
Assassin’s Creed IV got an official announcement for PS3 and PS4, MLB 13 The Show hit store shelves (and PSN download queues) to critical acclaim, we gave you a chance to win VIP passes to Coachella, Lara Croft made her long-awaited return in Tomb Raider…
This week, we unleashed the God of War: Ascension single-player demo on PSN, Square Enix confirmed a North American release for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, you got a closer look (careful, not too close) at The Last of Us’ Infected, Zeus and Isaac Clarke joined the Battle Royale roster, Willem Dafoe joined the cast of BEYOND: Two Souls (out October 8th), we took a look at PSN’s upcoming indie title Thomas Was Alone, and more.
What a week, huh?
In case your internet’s been out for the past few days, on Wednesday we announced our new console — PlayStation 4. With new, supercharged hardware (8GB of unified DDR5 memory!), the sleek new DualShock 4, seamless social features, enhanced Remote Play capabilities, and other technological leaps, the next generation is looking mighty fine indeed. Keep PS.Blog bookmarked (or subscribe to the RSS feed), because we’ll be bringing you white-hot PS4 news as it becomes available, leading up to its Holiday 2013 launch.
This week on PlayStation.Blog, LittleBigPlanet and PlayStation Home got some Valentine’s Day DLC, Inspector Carmelita Fox tried her luck in the online dating market, we talked about the tough choices you’ll have to make in upcoming PS Vita epic Soul Sacrifice, Urban Trial Freestyle on PS3 and PS Vita gets an off-the-wall challenge mode, and lots more!
I got to play some Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance this week, and though it’s my first Platinum game, I’m suddenly very interested in checking out the dev’s earlier work. I also grabbed Closure since it’s free on PlayStation Plus, and it’s making for some relaxing (but sometimes disturbing) nighttime gaming. Rounding out my week is the smoothly animated new PS Vita release Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken.
What are you playing this weekend?
This week on PlayStation.Blog, a ton of Final Fantasy titles are 50% off, we went hands-on with God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us, we showed off new licensed tables for Zen Pinball 2 and The Pinball Arcade, the new history-altering Assassin’s Creed III DLC got a release date, you got a first look at Rocketbirds’ upcoming PS Vita version, top-down survival horror shooter Alien Breed got our retro-senses tingling, we detailed some of this year’s changes to Franchise Mode in MLB ’13 The Show, and more.
The 16th annual DICE awards took place in Las Vegas Thursday night, and Journey cleaned house! The beloved PSN title took home eight awards, including the coveted Game of the Year award. Congratulations thatgamecompany!
Kratos made himself comfortable on PS.Blog this week, with not only an uncharacteristically heartfelt new trailer for God of War: Ascension, but his very own custom PS3 bundle. Agent 47′s earlier assignments went HD on Blu-ray and PSN, DC Universe Online got some new DLC, we dove into some of the new enhancements in this year’s installment of MLB The Show, Tearaway’s new trailer introduced the island of Sogport (and atoi, the game’s adorable alternate protagonist), we rolled out yet another great excuse to pick up PlayStation Plus (if, for some reason, you’ve still been on the fence)… and we haven’t even mentioned Soul Sacrifice, Killzone: Mercenary or Vice City.