This week saw several key announcements for PlayStation, including the PSN Summer Sale, the Journey Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, the launch of The Walking Dead: Episode Two – Starved for Help, and confirmation of a LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta. Behind the scenes, Rey and I also paid a visit to SuperBot Entertainment, creators of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and chatted with the team about the studio’s creation, the game’s surprisingly deep combat system, and winning strategies. Look for the results later this summer right here on PlayStation.Blog.
In other news this week, PS3 update 4.20 added new features and resolved an issue for the Wireless Stereo Headset, LittleBigPlanet releases a free new Summer Creator’s Pack for one week only, Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection brought two high-quality lightgun shooters to PSN, the DUST 514 Mercenary Pack brought full Beta access, The Amazing Spider-Man released on both Blu-ray and PSN ahead of the blockbuster film, Gran Turismo 5 got new DLC with the Twin Ring Motegi Pack and Scion FR-S 12, PS3 RPG Rainbow Moon confirmed a July 10th release date and with new trailers, PlayStation Home launched Fourth of July and Canada Day celebrations, Housemarque released a free new mode for Dead Nation, and the creator of Dungeon Twister explained the inner workings of the digital board game ahead of its Tuesday, July 3rd release date on PSN. Oh, and the Everybody Dance mobile app launched to facilitate easy watch, rating, and sharing of your favorite performances.
What are you playing this weekend?
- I’m playing: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection, The Pinball Arcade for PS Vita
- I’m watching: The Newsroom, LittleBigPlanet recreation of The Last of Us trailer
- I’m reading: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
- I’m listening to: PlayStation Blogcast 031: PSN Sales and The Walking Dead Tales