PS3A PlayTime: 22nd-28th Apr 2013
We know you won’t believe it, but this week there’s been a massive shakeup and we’ve all been playing completely new games that haven’t been featured in PlayTime ever before! Oh, actually scratch that; on closer inspection, it looks like we’ve all been playing exactly the same games that we played last week. It’s an easy mistake to make – sorry about that.
The PS3A Weekly Roundup: 22nd-28th Apr 2013
It’s been a pretty quiet week in the industry, with no major releases or announcements. Even so, we still got some interesting titbits of info, including a US release date for obscure JRPG Dragon’s Crown, and the news that PS Move survival horror Until Dawn has added DualShock 3 controls (probably a good thing).
Resident Evil: Revelations to receive a console demo
Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil: Revelations, a HD remaster of a 3DS title of the same name, will grace us with a demo before the game is officially released.
Japan already has access to the demo and the worldwide release date has not been announced yet.
Skyrim: Legendary Edition revealed
Skyrim, one of 2011′s highest-rating titles, is receiving a Legendary Edition which will contain both the full game, all released DLC and some extra features available through patches.
Bethesda aren’t new to the idea of releasing ultimate editions of their games a while after release, and so those who had the patience to wait will finally be rewarded in the form of saving money.
Dragon’s Crown receives a release date for North America
Dragon’s Crown, the latest title from Japanese developer Vanillaware, finally has a release date. It releases in Japan on 25th July and in North America on 6th August but sadly, there is currently no confirmed date for when the well-endowed title will hit European shores.
It is Sony exclusive and will be available on both PS3 and Vita.
Horror game Until Dawn drops PlayStation Move exclusivity; traditional controls now optional
Until Dawn, an upcoming game from developer Supermassive Games, was announced as a PlayStation Move exclusive title in, what we assume, was an attempt to sell more Move controllers by introducing an immersive horror experience exclusive to the motion controller.
A recent packshot indicates that you will now be able to use your DualShock to play the game, rather than requiring that you purchase additional equipment.
PS3A PlayTime: 15th-21st Apr 2013
This week, DolphGB got sucked even further into the intriguing world of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, Majiesto prepared himself for the arrival of Soul Sacrifice on PS Vita with its super-sized demo, MitchJay92 realised that Persona isn’t the only videogame franchise that exists, and I took a trip into the clouds with the incredible BioShock Infinite.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection announced; exclusive to PS3
Konami has announced the Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection in celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary.
Exclusive to the PlayStation 3, the collection will include Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition. If that wasn’t enough, it will also include two digital graphic novels from illustrator Ashley Wood.
Star Trek: The Video Game on telling an original story
Namco Bandai Games has released a new “making of” video for Star Trek: The Video Game that discusses its story and how it’s integral to the Star Trek cannon.
Star Trek: The Video Game takes place after 2009′s Star Trek reboot and before the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness. The story follows Captain Kirk and Spock as they investigate a Vulcan distress signal. Marianne Krawczyk, one of the writers involved with the the God of War Trilogy, is authoring this brand new adventure for the Starship Enterprise.
The PS3A Weekly Roundup: 15th-21st Apr 2013
This week’s leading article was our review of the awesome 2D platformer Guacamelee. It’s rare for a game to come pretty much out of nowhere and floor everyone with its superb quality, but that’s exactly what DrinkBox has managed with the studio’s latest release.
BEYOND: Two Souls box art revealed
BEYOND: Two Souls has received an official cover art with a movie-vibe to it, in a bid to stand out in-stores. It releases this October, giving you the perfect excuse to stay in and get in your snuggie with hot chocolate to spend time with Ellen Page.
It’s PS3 exclusive and most likely Quantic Dream’s swan song before they begin developing a game for the PS4.
My game, Deadpool, receives a release date
I’m sure you already know by now because you’re hungry for all the latest news on my upcoming game, but just in case you missed the biggest news of the century, I’ll let you all know right now why 2013 is going to be freakin’ awesome.
Deadpool, the game featuring me, your beloved and favourite superhero/villain charcter who’s the best at being both (suck it, X-Men), will be releasing this Summer so instead of wet t-shirt contests, water fights and parties that last all night, you can instead have the time of your life playing with me! (Eh, eeeeh?)
Persona 4 Arena Limited Edition revealed
The EU release date of Persona 4 Arena is quickly approaching and, to make up for the delay, Zen United has revealed that you are now able to pre-order the Limited Edition available only at the Zen United EU store.
Consisting of many exclusive goodies that won’t be available elsewhere, this set is perfect for die-hard Persona fans.
Guacamelee! – The PS3 Attitude Review
Guacamelee! is the latest title from DrinkBox Studios, the Toronto-based developer behind the awesome Tales From Space series on PS3 and PS Vita. Available for both consoles, the team’s latest project is a Metroidvania-style 2D platformer that stars a Mexican farmer named Juan Aguacate, who finds himself in a bit of a pickle when he is killed five minutes into the game.
Lobo revealed as the first DLC character for Injustice: Gods Among Us
Lobo, the villainous mercenary and bounty hunter for hire, may be the first DLC character joining the already established Injustice: Gods Among Us cast later this year.
If the rumour is to be believed, and the character model makes it hard to deny, then we only need to guess the next 3 characters that will be revealed as part of the Season Pass.
The rivalry returns in Ashes Cricket 2013
The Ashes is one of sport’s most heated rivalries between England and Australia in the game of Cricket. An annual event, The Ashes represents decades of tradition and sportsmanship. While England has won the coveted trophy for the past three years, Australia has the overall lead in total series won.
The rivalry is reignited in Ashes Cricket 2013, and 505 Games has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming release.
Ubisoft drops a totally rad Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon video
Fresh off the smashing success that Far Cry 3 enjoyed at the tail end of 2012, Ubisoft aims grow the series’ ever-swelling wave of admiration with a DLC expansion that speaks to a nostalgia for all things gloriously 80′s. Leading up to the expansion’s May 1 target release, Ubisoft sought the help of Corridor Digital to bring some of the main themes to life.
It’s crazy, it’s ridiculous, it’s awesome. Check it out.