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Out This Week: Soul Sacrifice Delta, Borderlands 2 Vita, Minecraft

Posted by Sammy Barker

Viva la vita

The bigwigs at Sony may have publicly put the PlayStation Vita out to pasture, but the misunderstood machine will play host to a couple of crackers this week. Soul Sacrifice Delta, the updated re-release of Keiji Inafune’s dark fantasy classic, will be accompanied by the long awaited portable port of Borderlands 2. Oh, and apologies for this feature’s hiatus last week, we’re aiming to keep things running like clockwork from now on.

Pick of the Week - Soul Sacrifice Delta

No doubt worth the price of admission for the grisly Resident Evil-esque speech sample at the start, Soul Sacrifice Delta is an updated iteration of Japan Studio’s fantasy collaboration with Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. Sporting a revised edition of the Monster Hunter-inspired outing’s original campaign, along with a bunch of visual and performance upgrades, this promises to infuse the already macabre affair with some disturbing dark arts.

Chief among the additions are a selection of new antagonists based upon Grimm’s famous fairy tales. As such, in addition to battling birds with bad haircuts, you’ll also be taking on a caterpillar-like conversion of Cinderella who’s fused to a prince with a foot fetish, as well as a demented Snow White and her band of seven dwarves. If that wasn’t enough, you’ll be able to align with a new neutral faction as well, adding another layer to the save or sacrifice conundrum.

Vita | 13th May [US], 14th May [EU]

Highlights

Borderlands 2 - Vita | 13th May [US]

The port that prompted Sony to establish an entire new third-party production department, Borderlands 2 has been one of the most requested releases for the Vita since its arrival in late 2012. Packed with the original’s gazillion guns – and a couple less players – this revival aims to inject some purple loot back into the Japanese giant’s flagging format.

Serious Sam 3: BFE - PS3 | 13th May [US]

We had hoped that the ‘BFE’ in Serious Sam 3: BFE stood for something so repulsively foul that it would make us gag amid bouts of uncontrollable laughter, but it turns out that it’s merely an acronym for ‘Before the First Encounter’. While that’s a distinctly disappointing subtitle, you should expect the usual mix of guns and gore in this throwback first-person foray.

Minecraft: PS3 Edition - PS3 | 16th May [US], 16th May [EU]

Already available on the PlayStation Network, it’s a terribly slow week, so we figured that the boxed edition of Minecraft: PS3 Edition was worth a mention. The physical flavour of Mojang’s block buster has been doing serious business over on the Xbox 360, so we suspect that Sony has similar goals in mind for this somewhat overdue brick and mortar release.

Everything Else

Cel Damage HD
PS4, PS3, Vita | 14th May [EU]


Slim pickings this week, but we daresay that handheld fans are happy right now. Will you be buying Soul Sacrifice Delta or Borderlands 2? Are you saving your money ahead of impending next-gen titles Wolfenstein: The New Order and Watch Dogs? Flash your cash in the comments section below.

What are you most looking forward to this week? (36 votes)

Borderlands 2 Vita

50%

Cel Damage HD

  0%

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition

6%

Serious Sam 3: BFE

  3%

Soul Sacrifice Delta

42%

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User Comments (24)

Heiki

#5

Heiki said:

@get2sammyb That's too bad, but I'm still getting it. I have plenty of space on 16 GB memory card after canceling my Plus subscription anyway.

I'm still supporting digital-only releases of niche titles, just like I did with Hatsune Miku. It's better than not having them localized at all.

MadchesterManc

#6

MadchesterManc said:

Would say Serious Sam 3 with being a fan of the series but I've got that on PC, sure it was alright, but not to double dip. Cel Damage HD it is!!

DHW

#8

DHW said:

Oh damn it, I thought Minecraft was coming out for PS Vita.

Gonna see if I can get Borderlands 2, skipped it on PS3.

memoryman3

#9

memoryman3 said:

HOLY COW MINECRAFT OUT ON PS4 YE.....

Oh, PS3 retail....

Watch_Dogs Wii U not coming for a LOOOONNNGG time....

JaxonH

#10

JaxonH said:

@memoryman3
Um, I suspect Watch Dogs will release on Wii U this September. Pretty sure that's when they're targeting release. So, basically 4 months after the other versions. Better late than never I say...

Whaaaaat? No physical release for Soul Sacrifice Delta? Is that just in Europe or is that also NA? Whatever, I've got the original so I guess that's one less game I'll feel compelled to purchase. My wallet will thank me later I'm sure...

KALofKRYPTON

#11

KALofKRYPTON said:

I've just ordered God Of War Collection for Vita, it can be my lunchtime game for a bit.

Going to wrap up as much of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as I can before it gets traded for Wolfenstein.

ErnisDy

#12

ErnisDy said:

I dont see a reason to play fps games on vita when they play better on pc or even console(console is bad too though), soul sacrifice is ok but I wont upgrade, so nothing for me. Starting to regret my decision to trade 3ds for vita.

divinelite

#13

divinelite said:

Mywallet cannot buy two so ss delta for me. next week is persona klone mind 0 and next after is monster monpiece. well i can never be free of rpg for a while

Ps4all

#15

Ps4all said:

@DHW me too! I read this headline and thought that is quite a bombshell not to have hyped for the vita. Alas, it's just the physical ps3 version of minecraft.

DHW

#16

DHW said:

@ErnisDy Mainly because I can't carry my PC / PS4 everywhere I go.

(I'm not at home a lot so this is great for me)

Gemuarto

#17

Gemuarto said:

I still hope that I will be able to grab SS Delta for 10$. As proud owner of digital SS version that I bought on launch day.

artemisthemp

#19

artemisthemp said:

How I have wait on Soul Sacrifice Delta to be released and now only 1 day away from finally been able to play it or well I stuff to do, so most likely first Thursday

BertoFlyingFox

#21

BertoFlyingFox said:

Crap, didnt know SS Delta was releasing in digital form only. I guess the first one didnt make much....will probably trade it in.

Stealth_sneak

#23

Stealth_sneak said:

I"m not going to lie...but I only clicked on this because it said "Out this week" and I was praying for Majong to ninja in a Minecraft PS4 launch...

jmburks

#24

jmburks said:

How come no body mentioned that Soul Sacrifice was going to be free this week?! i just checked out the PS+ lineup yesterday and Soul Sacrifice was there! SCORE! i've been waiting to play this.

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