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As was probably obvious for the week before E3, the last seven days saw an unusually high number of announcements and other news-worthy stories (although we predict that it’ll all seem like absolutely nothing compared to next week!).
It’s been a year since inFamous 2, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Motorstorm Apocalypse were offered as free titles on PS Plus for an entire year, but now that year is over and they’re being replaced with shinier, newer titles!
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s Snake will be voiced by actor Kiefer Sutherland, Konami announced in their pre-E3 press conference today.
The next Final Fantasy title is living up to its name as Lightning returns to PS3 in 2014. She’ll make quite the Valentine’s Day gift if you live in the EU, landing on the 14th February, or if you live in NA then you can start playing on the 11th.
Tales of Symphonia, one of the highest regarded installments in the Tales Of series, and its sequel Dawn of the New World are both receiving the HD remaster treatment as they make their way to PS3. They were previously exclusive to Nintendo platforms but Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles will be PS3 exclusive.
Saints Row IV is living up to it’s lofty expectations of having the most over-the-top, crazy antics filled game around and now has a collector’s edition to go with it.
The edition, dubbed the Super Dangerous Wub Wub edition comes with many awesome things which can be seen below.
Dark Souls 2, the sequel to the challenging and somewhat rage-induing Dark Souls, has been confirmed by Namco Bandai for release in March 2014. Sadly, there is no set day or date but we will update you when we know.
Fan-favourite fighter Scorpion is going to be making the leap from the Mortal Kombat Universe so that he can wreck havoc in the DC Universe. Although it might be less of a leap and more of a smoke bomb and fire vanishing act, because that’s how we love our Scorpion.
Tales of Xillia is finally coming to NA and EU after a gruelling 2 years of being an exclusive in Japan. PS3 has seen a port of Tales of Vesperia, also exclusive to Japan, and Tales of Graces f – which was my game of 2012 – and whilst they are great games they are let down by the lack of character animation.
Xillia is created from the ground up on PS3 and this is why we think it benefits from it.
London Anime Con is a two-day event that takes place on June 20th and 21st and brings the best of Anime, Cosplay, Manga, Karaoke, TCGing, Video Games and J-Culture to Islington, London.
We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with London Anime Con to raise money for GamesAid with a dedicated ‘Gamer’s Day’ featuring a number of fundraising events throughout the convention. These include ‘donate-to-play’ areas, a cosplay competition, and a GamesAid Charity Auction.
Another week, another PS3A Weekly Roundup! It’s been a fairly quiet seven days in the videogame industry (presumably all the big publishers are saving their big announcements for E3!), but there’s still been plenty to think about.
Limbo, the dark and gloomy game developed by Playdead, is being introduced to Vita with the aid of Double Eleven. Whilst not many details have been revealed on Vita-exclusive features, it’s safe to assume that it will look gorgeous on the Vita’s LED screen.
Indie-hit Flower, developed by thatgamecompany, is seemingly heading to PlayStation Vita if IndieCade’s list of playable titles is correct. Flower has met critical acclaim on PSN and was followed by the spectacular Journey last year.
Ubisoft has announced that Rayman Legends will be arriving on Vita alongside its console counterparts later this year. It will come with exclusive features which will utilise Vita functionalities.
Sony is aiming to have the PS4 everywhere by Christmas, judging by their advertisements. Many people were confused by their reveal on the 20th February when they stated PS4 would be releasing in 2013, as they never stated a region, but it seems we were supposed to interpret it as worldwide after all.
Although the biggest news of the week concerned a certain other company and their next set-top box games console, there was still plenty to talk about in the world of PlayStation.
Disney Interactive’s Epic Mickey 2 will be making its way to Vita on 18th June in North America. We assume that Europe will see it on the 21st as is standard with many releases and, hopefully, it’ll fare better on the Sony handheld.
LittleBigPlanet is receiving yet another costume pack, but this time it’s featuring our favourite space crew from Mass Effect. It’s nice to see the LBP titles being strongly supported still and we hope these costumes will be compatible with any inevitable LBP games on the PS4, or future games on the Vita.
Last week we were teased with a quick battle between Batman and central villain Deathstroke, and today Warner Bros. Montreal have released the full trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins.