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PlayStation Home Update: Set Sail with Cutthroats, Get a Space Station Apartment

Cade Peterson's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

This Wednesday, September 5th, our pirate-loving developers give Cutthroats: Battle for Black Powder Cove a wicked update, Digital Leisure brings us the Space Station apartment, Granzella updates the Lagoon, Fossil Museum arrives to great anticipation and more!

Here’s the list of what’s new and happening in PlayStation Home.

1. Cutthroats 2.0

An all-new Cutthroats: Battle for Black Powder Cove is making its way to PlayStation Home! See what’s new and get free coins by visiting the newly updated Armory, Clothing store, Game Board, Info Table and News Board.

New Armory: All Cannon balls and power ups are discounted. The addition of 4 new and unique looking weapons will require some strategy if you want to rule Black Powder Cove! All weapons have been retuned with varying ranges and damages. Be sure to visit the revised store to stock up on ammo and new power-ups, such as teleportation and mines!

Improved User Interface and expanded game play Experience: Select cannons, ammo and power-ups by using the new quick select menu. Ship damage indicators so you can see where the enemy fire is coming from. Repair your ship to keep it afloat. Communicate with everyone on your ship through Voice Chat.

Clothing Store: Check out the clothing items Male and Female pirates are wearing. Some of them even give you special power ups when you wear them while playing!

Still Free To Play: You can still play for free and collect coins to power up you ship, or purchase any upgrades through the store.

Set sail in this massive update to Cutthroats: Battle for Black Powder Cove.

2. Digital Leisure – Space Station Apartment

The Space Station needs a crew, and you’ve been selected to take part in an all-new out-of-this-world experience. Your Space Station adventure will have you defending your new home against incoming asteroids in the fully interactive Station Defense turret center. On top of defending the station your tasks will also include lowering and raising the external shutters so you don’t get blinded by the sun and you’ll even have to evacuate the garbage you produce in to the vacuum of space.

Also included with the Space Station are a variety of furniture, science theme props, a custom space helmet for him or her and even a UFO Sidekick to follow you all around PlayStation Home!

Your shuttle is cleared for arrival so head over to the Estates Shop in the Hub, starting tomorrow!

3. Granzella – Lagoon Update 3 + Office Lady

The cave next to the cottage leads to the Paid Excavation Site. Purchase a ticket and give it to the woman standing at the entrance in a swimsuit to gain entry.

  • Super Tropical Points are available from various mini-games in the lounge.
  • Collected Super Tropical Points can be exchanged with the Tropical Girl on the swing for a Home Reward.

The Fossil Museum is a gorgeous 3-story fossil exhibit personal space. You may now visit it, where your collected fossils are automatically housed in the display case.

Also, coming to the Southern Island Hideaway is an underwater swimming mini-game. Swim freely, exploring the ocean’s floor while becoming familiar with the local fish.

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4. Tight, Sophisticated Silhouette

Introducing the Tight Office Suit series for PlayStation Home. The cool, tight silhouette gives off the impression of intelligence and sophistication. The line-up consists of 3 items, Tight Office Suit, Tight Office Skirt, Office High Heels. Any woman dressed in this sharp suit is surely ready for business with a professional attitude.

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5. Lockwood – Uproar Tease + Season Sale!

Just after bringing you Mercia: Fractured Realms, Lockwood have another surprise up their sleeves! Later this year the new, free-to-play, fast paced, action packed 3rd person shooter Uproar will be released in PlayStation Home!

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This proper shooter allows you to free roam various maps, playing as the renowned Swyfts or the notorious Outlaws. There are a wealth of customisation options to look forward to including clothing items, projectile and melee weapons and more! Interact with other Home users in a whole new way in an experience unlike anything seen on the platform before.

Reinvigorate your wardrobe and your apartment with some end of season bargains from Lockwood. More than 50 items are discounted for a limited time, including companions, hairstyles, clothing and furniture packs. Pick up the Dream Yacht for $7.99, the incredibly popular Beauty hairstyle for just $0.49, or a Stitchkin Unicorn or Pegasus for $0.99!

Save 50% on many items, with other great savings on many more. Get a bargain before the sale ends!

6. nDreams – Street Moves Volume 3 + Blueprint Desert 1995 Environment and Apocalypse Style Pack

It’s been a busy six weeks for nDreams. With the release of Blueprint: Home at the beginning of July there has since been a constant release of extra style packs to help you create and customize your apartment however you wish. This week is no different with the release of the Desert 1995 Environment and the Apocalypse Style Pack.

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The Street Moves collection has been making a splash with eight characters dancing in Home. This week sees five new characters released ready to be collected: Cheerleader Chic, Dance King, DJ Spanner, DJ Wrench and Pom-Pom Princess. Check out their unique moves below.

Head to the nDreams shop in the Mall or shop in any commerce point within Aurora to find all these fantastic items.

7. Heavy Water – Avalon Keep Fancy Pack

The kingdom of Avalon is really showing its diversity in the furniture department and this week will bring you the finely crafted wares from one of the local artisans. He has created 7 unique furniture items with a distinctive style and flare that goes well in any medieval setting. Head to the Mall and find the Fancy Furniture Pack in the Heavy Water store under the Avalon tile.

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8. Community Theater Update

Join us this week in the Community Theater (theater screen 1 for any newbies in the house, er… Home)! Back again with us is PS Nation, sharing another episode from their visit to E3 this year. They snagged an interview with a developer from Vblank Entertainment about their upcoming title Retro City Rampage—coming to both the PS3 and PS VITA, and will even use Cross-Save to take your gaming wherever you are. Then Glenn interviews Ian and Ben from Giant Sparrow on their exciting new title Unfinished Swan. Head there tomorrow with some friends and enjoy the show!

9. Midway – Ca$h Carnival Update

This week you’ll have the chance to win yet another prize at the Midway Ca$h Carnival Sweepstakes! Go to the Hot Zone in Midway 3 to sign up for the Midway Ca$h Carnival Sweepstakes. Every green ticket you purchase to play the Midway games earns you an entry into the weekly drawing for a special prize—this week, it’s a Sony Cyber-shot 16.2-Megapixel Digital Camera and $1,000.00 cash prize!

Every weekly entry counts toward the Grand Prize drawing for $15,000! Real prizes! Real money! Real fun! For official rules, click here.

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10. PlayStation Home Mall Update

Magnus is back in his 56th volume of the Virtual Item Showcase. This week he showcases things from a Wrangler denim items to athletic plimsolls. Tune in now for all the details.

See you in Home!

Add Your Own

WaveLightning777 said:

September 4th, 6:10 pm

FINALLY! How much will the Fossil Museum cost?

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    Cade Peterson said:

    September 4th, 9:11 pm

    Prices are not at my fingertips at the moment, but I will get you the price first thing in the morning and update with a follow-up comment.

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    Cade Peterson said:

    September 5th, 11:18 am

    The Fossil Museum is $5.99.

GLiTcH2 said:

September 4th, 6:17 pm

Will Mercia: Fractured Realms receive an update this Wednesday to fix problems with no enemies spawning and other issues???

Jacob_Allen_1987 said:

September 4th, 6:21 pm

@2 I wonder the same I sure hope it does

Gojin20 said:

September 4th, 6:22 pm

WOW!! Nice update! I’m really interested in lockwoods sale xD And the other clothes, also nice update from Granzella. Now all we need is a patch for the freezing ;P

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    Cade Peterson said:

    September 4th, 9:16 pm

    The vast size of the update + the Labor Day holiday delayed things. Apologies for the late post, and hope it was worth the wait.

strider367 said:

September 4th, 6:31 pm

Will Cutthroats 2.0 have new rewards as well?

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    Cade Peterson said:

    September 4th, 9:18 pm

    There are no new rewards publishing tomorrow, but there are about a dozen new clothing items, and the space and all associated interactive areas (Info Table, Amoury, News Board, the game itself, etc.) all are getting updated.

crazy_kracker1 said:

September 4th, 6:31 pm

Nice update Fossil Museum looks amazing.

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    Cade Peterson said:

    September 4th, 9:26 pm

    I think all fans of Granzella will really like it, then their friends will be like, “Whoa! I need to go dig some more fossils!”

KAL-EL246 said:

September 4th, 6:31 pm

Will there be any new rewards in the update to cutthroats?

NatoOph said:

September 4th, 6:32 pm

Now THIS…is an update! I am astonished, taken aback, delighted, ecstatic, impressed, eager and elated. An update like this is well worth a lengthy wait. I’m particularly happy about Granzella’s efforts. They really do care about us! *sob*

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    Cade Peterson said:

    September 4th, 9:33 pm

    Yes, Granzella does. ;-)

mnmsgin said:

September 4th, 6:37 pm

I’m wondering what the price for the Space Station apt will be too. But on a different note i’m happy NA is finally getting the swimming and tropical points at southern island hideaway. I really like the fish chairs you can get with the points.

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    Cade Peterson said:

    September 5th, 11:19 am

    The new Space Station from Digital Leisure is available for $6.99. I’m glad you’re glad that we’re getting the Southern Hideaway updates! (I’m a little excited too, actually—they make fun stuff.)

quasar338 said:

September 4th, 6:56 pm

Great update ! But, and here it comes.. sorry have to. AHH, how can Lockwood announce a new game coming when it has not fixed Mercia that came out just last week . I dont see the logic in that but, I’m crossing my toes my fingers my eyes and hum dont know what else to cross that we see fixes for Mercia.
As I said awsome update. !!!!!

Jacked-Assassin said:

September 4th, 7:31 pm

1. Cutthroats 2.0

3. Granzella – Lagoon Update 3 + Office Lady
Only the swimming part grabbed my attention.

5. Lockwood – Uproar Tease
Will this succeed where Bootleggers & VM’s NML have failed? Or will I be to busy with Mercia & Edo too much to care if it fails. (Hopefully it won’t since this is LW & not VM.) Don’t stay tuned for unexpected Cat Time yet obvious PS Network….

7. Heavy Water – Avalon Keep Fancy Pack
Not fancier than Original Bundles….

SoleAddict23 said:

September 4th, 7:40 pm

What Sony should do and would make so much more people use PlayStation Home is if PlayStation Home Avatars could be used in a lot of games, if we received PlayStation Home content for doing certain things in games, getting Trophies, etc, if doing certain things in Home gave us content for games and the promised Trophy Hall of Fame.

Dragonsmana said:

September 4th, 8:51 pm

Awesome update! Been anticipating the Granzella updates for awhile! Cool stuff! Keep it coming!

DarkOne_PR said:

September 4th, 9:41 pm

when its the ps3 gonna get updated with PS home integration like the our avatars next to our PSNCard??? W/o that I dont see any reason or a why i should go into home again….

Tarazuma said:

September 4th, 10:00 pm

The fossil museum, finally after a 2 month long, painfully excruciating wait since EU received it…

Even though I still feel the sting from the needless, arduous delay, and any excitement I once had is gone, since it was released NOW and not the end of the month, I will buy it tomorrow. I already have completed the first 2 waves of fossils in NA, and have been waiting to read the museum descriptions in English for 9 months or so.

Now just give us the Glittering Sands beach, apartment, and active furniture next week, and you will have my money before the end of month game influx…otherwise I won’t be buying a thing in the weeks to come.

Also..who cares how much the museum costs? Lol. Anything Granzella (aside from some of the trashy clothes currently in Japan only) is worth any price.

Oh and nice try with Cutthroats update..but no rewards=no reason to play. And rewards that can be gotten without paying for upgrades=no point in buying upgrades. I will check out the new clothes however assuming there is a nice female captains outfit or something.

Tarazuma said:

September 4th, 10:07 pm

Oh yes and it goes without saying I’ll be buying GZ tickets and the new fossil plates too. Very smart move releasing it now instead of the end of the month, especially since there was nothing in the store. But of course it would have been infinitely smarter releasing this the same week as EU back in July.

Always remember Home team:

Weekly Granzella update=$$$ + more logins
Lack of Granzella (especially when EU gets it instead) = ¢¢¢


September 5th, 1:50 am

The Space Apartment will be $6.99
Clubhouse version coming at a later date.

The current known rewards are:

Trash Bag: Use the trash chute.
Microscope: Use the Decontamination Chamber.
Captains Chair: Enter the Space Station
Holographic Globe: Score 10,000 in the defense game.
Plant in Glass: ???? 54 secs. in on above video

Owner Only:

Space Helmet
UFO Companion
Trash Cube

SealWyf said:

September 5th, 7:09 am

“The cool, tight silhouette gives off the impression of intelligence and sophistication.”

Who knew that all I had to do to give the impression of intelligence, was wear a tight skirt!


Bcrazyman said:

September 5th, 8:55 am

hey any word on any thing in club x7? any new imformation need to know ok thanks im a ps+ member and i get in the club for free ok thanks !

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    Cade Peterson said:

    September 5th, 11:25 am

    x7 gets another sweet and exclusive bundle this week, AND you may now get in if you own the Gold Knight Bundle from Heavy Water, it will grant you access to the club.

Bcrazyman said:

September 5th, 8:58 am

also love the new update for home im think of getting the yatch looks very cheap! ok nice place to be lasy and have very awsome parties! part on my yacht every one is invited !

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    Cade Peterson said:

    September 5th, 11:25 am

    With the sale that began today, there’s really no reason not to scoop up everything you’d have your eye on.

lyfestory said:

September 5th, 11:36 am

unfortunately, i can’t use Home.. every single time i do, at some point, it freezes my entire PS3.. i was going to try that Mercia game out yesterday, but the PS3 froze while just walking around in the sports district.. so, i am swearing off PS Home for good… it had it’s interesting points, but i do not want to corrupt my hard drive because the PS3 freezes up and i have to shut it down manually…

Gojin20 said:

September 5th, 4:53 pm

Its ok Cade I understand lol I know how labor day goes too, places crowded, everyone have sales going on. It can get crazy xD and yes it was worth it.

murphdawg1 said:

September 7th, 2:11 pm

How much longer until Home Tycoon?

jada42 said:

September 7th, 11:15 pm

whoever controls the music in the mall in home can you please change it or go back to where people can vote on different songs they want to hear it gets annoying hearing the same repetitive tracks

KATO-LEE said:

September 9th, 11:56 pm

just want to say WOW the web browser on the ps3 SUCKS you guys need to up date it and improve it always freezes up

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