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August2012

  • News The Walking Dead: Episode 3 Is Finished and Coming Soon

    Rise from your grave

    Telltale Games has confirmed that the next episode in its critically acclaimed The Walking Dead series will release very soon. Chatting with IGN, a company representative explained: “Episode Three: Long Road Ahead is in submission with our first party partners and we are anxiously awaiting a release date to be confirmed. We...

  • News Psychonauts Launches on PSN Next Week

    Naut but good news

    Double Fine’s memorable PlayStation 2 adventure Psychonauts is coming to the North American PlayStation Store on 28th August, platform holder Sony has announced. The unhinged adventure will launch as a bog-standard PS2 Classic, so don’t expect any fancy visual upgrades or Trophy support. There’s no word on a price tag just...

  • News Pre-Order Jet Set Radio's Original Beats

    Yappie feet

    Those hoping to get a good night’s sleep will do well to avoid Jet Set Radio’s soundtrack. The official record is currently up for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon ahead of its 18th September release date. The 17-track soundtrack includes all of Hideki Naganuma'

  • News Tombi! Jumps onto European PSN on 5th September

    At last

    European gamers will finally get to play MonkeyPaw Games’ digital re-release of Tombi! on 5th September, Joystiq has revealed. The PSone Classic launched in North America earlier this year. Tombi! is one of the most anticipated PSone Classics of all time, so we daresay a lot of you will be snapping this one up. Let us know if you're...

  • News Closure Could Still Illuminate European PlayStation Store

    Light the way

    Quirky black and white PSN puzzler Closure could still release on the European PlayStation Store, developer Tyler Glaiel has revealed. The indie hit released in North America earlier this year, but has been missing overseas ever since. "The PS3 EU version is missing because it was taking far too long to get the details for that worked...

  • Store Update 22nd August 2012 (Europe)

    Counter strike?

    This week’s European PlayStation Store update is actually a humdinger, but it’s offset by the unfortunate absence of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Still, there’s plenty of other content to look forward to, including Deep Black, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD and Retro/Grade. Let’s get sweaty. PS3 Games:

  • Store Update 21st August 2012 (North America)

    Brace yourself

    This week’s North American PlayStation Store update more than makes up for the dry spell in recent weeks. The refresh is brimming with content, including highlights such as Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Way of the Samurai 4. Take a deep breath, and check out all of the content below. PS3...

  • News Sony Adds New Deals to European Summer Sale

    Counting the pennies

    With the school holidays coming to an unfortunate close, Sony has announced the final batch of offers being added to its expansive European Summer Sale. Discounted titles include Alice: Madness Returns, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded and many more. Feel free to peruse the full list of promotions in the space below. And, as always, let...

  • News EU PlayStation Plus Subscribers Invited to DUST 514 Beta

    Extraction point

    Those of you yet to get a private invitation to the DUST 514 beta will be given the opportunity to go hands-on tomorrow, when developer CCP Games opens up the multiplayer test to European PlayStation Plus subscribers. Premium members will also get the chance to purchase the recently released Mercenary Pack at a discounted price...

  • News Tokyo Jungle Confuses PSN Next Month

    Unleash the beast within

    Japan Studio’s utterly baffling PSN adventure Tokyo Jungle will hit the European PlayStation Store on 26th September, publisher Sony has revealed. The mid-week release date suggests that the title will launch as a digital exclusive, unlike Japan where it was also available at retail. That should probably come as a surprise...

  • News Dollar Dash Robs PSN Blind This October

    Money, money, money

    Candygun Games’ whimsical multiplayer thief simulator Dollar Dash is set to empty your pockets this October, publisher Kalypso Media has announced. The four-player title sees you making use of “extravagant weapons” in order to collect fat stacks of cash. The game boasts plenty of customisation options, allowing you to...

  • News Anomaly: Warzone Earth Targets PSN on 29th August

    Death from above

    Anomaly: Warzone Earth will explode onto the European PlayStation Network on 29th August, developer 11 Bit Studios has told Joystiq. The title will arrive in North America at some point in September. The PSN version of the popular real-time strategy title adds local co-op and a new human unit called the Chainer. Exciting stuff,...

  • News Just Cause 2 and Borderlands Latest EU PS Plus Giveaways

    Queue 'em up

    Lost amongst the hustle and bustle of GamesCom 2012, Sony has announced that it has refreshed the PlayStation Plus section of the European PlayStation Store. Subscribers will now be able to download Borderlands and Just Cause 2 for free, with huge savings on both of the titles’ DLC packs. There are also 20% launch discounts on both...

  • Store Update 15th August 2012 (Europe)

    Beat shapers

    Sound Shapes finally arrives on the European PlayStation Store this week, alongside anticipated indie favourite Papo & Yo. They’re joined by PSone cult classic Alundra and Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends. Let’s get down to business, shall we? PS3 Games: Papo & Yo Papo & Yo is a Puzzle-Platforming Adventure that...

  • Store Update 14th August 2012 (North America)

    Wake me up before you go-go

    Papo & Yo makes its long awaited debut on the PlayStation Store this week. The ambitious puzzle platformer tells the tale of a young boy named Quico and his best friend monster. It’s joined by PS2 title Shinobi, and a new YouTube application. Feast your eyes on the great block of text below for all of the incoming...

  • News Ratchet & Clank Make Their Debut on PlayStation Vita

    Full frontal assault

    Sneakily teased during Sony’s GamesCom 2012 press conference last night, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (or Ratchet & Clank: QForce as it's known in Europe) is firing onto PlayStation Vita. The title will take advantage of the platform holder’s new cross buy initiative, meaning you’ll get both the PS3 and...

  • News Japan Studio's Latest Adventure Steps into the Rain

    The invisible made visible

    Few can touch Sony when it comes to artistic experiences at the moment. The platform holder is constantly breaking new ground with its experimental endeavours, and Japan Studio’s latest PSN exclusive Rain is no exception. Announced during the platform holder’s GamesCom 2012 press conference yesterday, the ambitious...

  • News Sony's Japan Studio Announces Rain and Puppeteer

    Very welcome

    During Sony's GamesCom 2012 press conference earlier today, Japan Studio announced two new titles: Rain and Puppeteer. Rain is a gorgeous PSN exclusive puzzle platformer, which centres on "an invisible world revealed by Rain". The trailer features a young boy, who becomes invisible when trying to save a little girl. Yet when it rains,...

  • News Red Johnson's Chronicles Returns to PSN Next Month

    Swift turnaround

    The sequel to Lexis Numérique’s downloadable murder mystery Red Johnson’s Chronicles will arrive on PSN next month, the developer has announced. The follow-up – dubbed Red Johnson’s Chronicles - One Against All – will boast a new help system and improved animation. You can check out the adventure’s first trailer below...

  • News US PlayStation Plus Subscribers Score Bloodrayne and Outland

    Bloody brilliant

    The gift that keeps giving, PlayStation Plus, is about to give a little bit more. Sony has taken to the PlayStation Blog to announce that both Bloodrayne: Betrayal and Outland will be given away to US subscribers when the PlayStation Store refreshes tomorrow. Premium members will also secure a 20% discount on anticipated indie adve

  • Interview Grip Games - Foosball 2012

    Gripping stuff

    With Foosball 2012 now readily available on digital store shelves, we felt like it was an appropriate time to sit down with Grip Games’ Jakub Mikyska and have a good old chinwag about the origins of the PlayStation 3 and Vita exclusive. Tune in for chatter about net code, potential sequels and PlayStation Minis. Push Square: Hi,...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Grinds onto PSN on 28th August

    Learn to fly

    As promised, Activision has revealed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will kickflip onto the PlayStation Network on 28th August in North America. We’re crossing everything that the European release isn’t too far behind. The game mashes up classic stages from the original two Tony Hawk titles. It launched on Xbox Live Arcade last...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD PS3 Details Incoming Next Week

    Announcement of an announcement

    Looks like Microsoft’s exclusivity deal with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD has finally come to an end. Activision has announced that fresh details about the re-make will be revealed next week, and will be particularly exciting to players “of the Sony persuasion”. To accompany the tease, Activision also

  • News Guacamelee! Does Its Very Best Wii U Impression

    Dual screen

    Nintendo won’t be the only platform holder rejoicing in second screen technology this Christmas. Indie developer DrinkBox Studios has confirmed that it will be taking full advantage of PlayStation 3 and Vita connectivity for its upcoming Metroidvania adventure, Guacamelee!. "We're integrating the Vita as a PS3 controller for...

  • News Jet Set Radio HD Tags PSN on 11th September

    Get some sleep

    SEGA’s confirmed that it will paint Jet Set Radio HD onto the PlayStation Store on 11th September in North America. PlayStation Plus subscribers will be given the first opportunity to crank up the volume, with vanilla PSN members invited to the party on 18th September. The re-mastered Dreamcast classic will set you back just $9.99...

  • News Explosive Joe Danger 2: The Movie Trailer Bursts Online

    Busy man

    Joe Danger may have made the best career change in his life. The likeable stuntman was just about getting by on his faithful dirt bike, but now he’s being signed up to star in a multitude of big-screen blockbusters. This brand new Joe Danger 2: The Movie trailer shows the disproportionate protagonist chasing criminals, riding mine carts...

  • News DUST 514 Beta Clashes with Eve Online This Month

    Boom

    CCP Games will be hoping nothing explodes when it moves the DUST 514 beta onto a standalone test server with hardcore PC MMO EVE Online later this month. The move – pencilled in for 21st August – will coincide with the beta’s latest update, allowing players of both games to communicate in real-time and exchange messages with each other...

  • News Sony Signs Trio of Indie Titles for PlayStation Plus

    Bang for your buck

    Sony has snapped up indie titles Knytt Underground and Big Sky Infinity for PlayStation Plus, reports Eurogamer.net. The niche sequels will be joined by a third unannounced game as part of the platform holder’s PlayStation Plus Presents promotion. The label is designed to highlight the best indie experiences available on the...

  • News Hell Yeah! Rolls onto PS3 on 25th September

    Dangerously attractive

    Arkedo Studio’s acclaimed PSN platformer Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is set to take on the underworld on 25th September, a new trailer has revealed. A European release will follow on 3rd October. The game will cost $14.99. If you don’t know much about the SEGA published title, then, well, we wished we could help...

  • News Zen Pinball 2 Bounces onto PS3 and Vita This September

    About flippin' time

    Zen Pinball 2 is set to launch onto the PlayStation 3 and Vita this September, developer Zen Studios has announced. The cross-compatible pinball platform will be free to download, with trials for all 26 of the title’s tables available from the offset. Those of you that already own the original Zen Pinball or

  • News Emotional Papo & Yo Launch Trailer Hides Online

    Different dimensions

    Isn’t it amazing how far PlayStation Network titles have come? The service was originally conceived as a means to host bite-sized titles such as Super Stardust HD, but has since blossomed into a viable platform for indie developers to realise their dreams. Papo & Yo is one such project, as this live-action launch trailer...

  • Store Update 8th August 2012 (Europe)

    Sour grapes

    This week’s lousy European PlayStation Network update would be forgivable if Sound Shapes had made it out on time overseas. As it happens, we’ve still got another week to wait before we can get our hands on the Queasy Games developed musical platformer. Grrr. Filling the gap is self-aware JRPG Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 and The...

  • News Konami Confirms Metal Gear Solid HD Edition Release Dates

    Tactical deployment

    Following on from the physical release of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on PS3 and PS Vita, Konami has announced the release dates for the digital versions of the individual games. 21st August Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition (PS Vita) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition (PS Vita) Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons...

  • News Don't Worry, Sony's Streaming Its GamesCom Press Conference

    Dropping bombs

    Sony’s announced that it will be live streaming its GamesCom press conference online next week. The show will kick-off at 18:00PM BST on 14th August. It’ll be followed by a panel featuring Shuhei Yoshida (SCE), Kellee Santiago (ex-thatgamecompany), Alex Evans (Media Molecule) and Ian Dallas (Giant Sparrow). The platform...

  • Store Update 7th August 2012 (North America)

    Pull shapes

    There’s only one title you need to pay attention to as part of this week’s PlayStation Store update: Sound Shapes. In fact, we’re not even going to continue until you go and buy it. Go on – we’ll wait. Are you all done? Excellent, now we can tell you all about, er, Farm Frenzy 3 and Payday: The Heist’s DLC. What’s that?...

  • News Sony Expands EU Summer Sale with More Sizzling Deals

    Why go outside?

    Sony’s excellent European PlayStation Network Summer Sale is about to get a bit bigger. The platform holder has taken to the PlayStation Blog to announce the next batch of offers being added to the bumper promotion. Notable discounts include Shoot Many Robots for £3.99, Mad Riders for

  • News JAW Promises Munch's Oddysee Update at GamesCom

    It's an odd world

    It sounds like UK developer Just Add Water is gradually getting closer to plopping Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD onto the PlayStation Store. Last time we heard from the studio, it was making sturdy progress with the modern makeover – and now it’s teasing a GamesCom announcement pertaining to the former Xbox exclusive. A...

  • News Way of the Samurai 4 Swipes Its Sword on 21st August

    Dig out your kimono

    Upcoming action title Way of the Samurai 4 is set to sneak onto the North American PlayStation Network on 21st August, publisher XSEED has announced. The quasi-historical samurai adventure will set you back $39.99, and will feature full Japanese dialogue alongside English sub-titles. The game promises plenty of customisation, an...

  • Store Update 1st August 2012 (Europe)

    Slow and steady

    It’s another disappointing week on the European PlayStation Store, with very little to shout about. A demo for Activision’s upcoming Transformers: Fall of Cybertron leads the line, while there’s also the arrival of, er, Rock of Ages and Puddle to look forward to. Let’s-a-go... PS3 Games: Payday: The Heist Wolfpack

July2012

  • Store Update 31st July 2012 (North America)

    Entirely expendable

    There’s not a lot to shout about in this week’s North American PlayStation Store update. Ubisoft’s The Expendables 2 tie-in is the biggest new addition, launching Sony’s latest PSN Play initiative. Other arrivals include popular PS2 title War of the Monsters and Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time on PSP. An “unforeseen...

  • News Sony Launches Sizzling Summer Sale on European PSN

    The weather is sweet, yeah

    Actually, Bob Marley, the sun is not shining, but Sony might still have an announcement that will tickle your dancing feet. Well, assuming you’re in Europe anyway. The platform holder has announced another European PSN sale, this time designed around a summer theme. The promotion – which starts tomorrow and will run...

  • News Lights, Camera, Party! Brings Motion Madness to PSN

    Smooth moves

    We’re probably in the minority, but we love a good mini-game compilation. There’s something exhilarating about hopping between a host of madcap mechanics – even if the experience can end up feeling a bit shallow as a result. Frima Studio’s upcoming PlayStation Move-powered Lights, Camera, Party! looks to embody everything...

  • News Tombi! Leaping onto European PlayStation Store

    Pigs might fly

    You can quit looking enviously at your North American peers – localisation specialist MonkeyPaw Games has announced that it is bringing Tombi! (known as Tomba! overseas) to Europe very soon. "We don't have a release date yet, but it's going to be sooner than people think,” the company told Joystiq. Patience, dear readers, is a...

  • News Slightly Mad's Biker Bash Pitched for PlayStation Network

    Hogs of war

    We’ve spent the sum of this generation longing for a Road Rash reboot, but it looks like we’re never going to get what we want. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t get something similar – as evidenced by this leaked documentation for Biker Bash. The game – pitched by Need for Speed: Shift developer Slightly Mad Studios – is...

  • News Retro/Grade Rocks PSN Next Month

    Bring the beat backwards

    The oft-delayed rhythm-based shooter Retro/Grade will finally warp onto the PlayStation Network next month, developer 24 Caret Games has announced. The back-to-front arcade blaster will hit Sony’s digital storefront on 21st August in North America and 22nd August in Europe. For those that haven’t stayed up to date with...

  • News Grand Theft Auto III Hijacking PSN on 31st July

    Liberty city

    It’s time to step into the silent shoes of Claude all over again, as Sony has announced that Grand Theft Auto III will fire onto the North American PlayStation Store on 31st July. The open-world epic was referenced in the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, in which the crew revealed that the PS2 Classic will set you back...

  • News EU PlayStation Plus Subscribers to Get Five Games Next Month

    Bandwidth buster

    PlayStation Plus is the gift that keeps giving – and it’s about to give a little bit more. If you were disappointed with July’s decent but not entirely outrageous offering, you’ll be pleased to learn that European co-ordinator Ross McGrath is getting all cryptic again. “Oh hey, you know how we’re giving you a new Game...

  • Store Update 25th July 2012 (Europe)

    Brave new world

    There’s not a great deal of new arrivals on the European PlayStation Store this week, but quality always trumps quantity. Fresh additions include Disney Pixar’s Brave, LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Foosball 2012. The latter is available on both PS3 and Vita for a single fee. Elsewhere, Sony’s searched through the back...

  • Store Update 24th July 2012 (North America)

    Malicious foosball

    It’s a fairly hearty week for new PlayStation Network content in North America, with the hotly anticipated action title Malicious leading the charge. It’s joined by tabletop sports simulator Foosball 2012 on PS3 and Vita, which takes advantage of Sony’s “buy one, get both” initiative. Elsewhere, indie darling Puddle...

  • News Classic Horror Title Haunting Ground Stalks PS3

    Brace yourself

    Looks like Capcom’s classic survival horror title Haunting Ground is sneaking onto PlayStation 3. The eagle-eyed folks over at Siliconera spotted an ESRB rating for the fearsome favourite, indicating its imminent arrival on Sony's home console. The title follows the escapades of Fiona and her dog Hewie, but instead of going on a...

  • Rumour ToeJam & Earl Strutting onto PlayStation 3

    Hope you like jammin', too

    SEGA’s spunkiest extra-terrestrial tag-team, ToeJam & Earl, could be bouncing onto PlayStation 3, if a rumour on Siliconera is to be believed. According to the site’s anonymous sources, the original Mega Drive game and its side-scrolling sequel, Panic on Funkotron, are the next titles on the publisher's growing...

  • News Become Entranced With Dyad's PSN Demo

    Dig out your tie-dyes and lava lamps

    Get into the groove with ][ Games' latest psychedelic experience, Dyad, now available to try for yourself on the PSN store. The first five levels will be accessible during the demo, but be careful, you might just get hooked. The PlayStation Plus discount for the game will also be continuing this week, so grab it...

  • News Quantum Conundrum Gets Double Dose of DLC

    Brain training

    Kim Swift’s excellent first-person puzzle adventure Quantum Conundrum is set to double down on DLC this summer, publisher Square Enix has announced. Both the Desmond Debacle and IKE-aramba! packs will be made available later this year for $2.99 apiece. The Desmond Debacle will arrive on Sony’s digital storefront on 14th August in...

  • News Latest European PSN Sale Celebrates the Summer of Sport

    Going for gold

    With London 2012 set to kick off in just a few days, Sony has announced a podium placing European PSN sale designed to celebrate the Olympic Games. Titles such as Sports Champions, Hustle Kings, Top Darts and High Velocity Bowling are all discounted.

  • News PlayStation Network Goes Under the Knife This Week

    Pass the scalpel

    In an announcement that will almost certainly be blown out of proportion all over again, Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will be getting some much needed maintenance later this week. Starting 16:00PM BST on 26th July and running through until 08:00AM BST on 27th July, some elements of the PSN experience will be...

  • News Awesomenauts Patch Touches Down

    Naut holding back

    The promised patch for Awesomenauts has landed on PlayStation Network, bringing gameplay tweaks and new characters along with it. The update is intended to adjust the balance of the game, bumping up the abilities of some characters while pulling others down a peg or two. Connection and leaderboard issues have also been addressed...

  • News Worms Revolution Attacks PlayStation 3 This October

    Early bird

    Worms Revolution is set to slither onto the PlayStation Network on 10th October, developer Team 17 has announced. The latest entry in the long-running multiplayer series promises a host of new features, including “new physics objects, dynamic water and an awesome class system”. In order to celebrate the announcement, Team 17’s...

  • News Dyad Could Still Come to PlayStation Vita

    But only if it's good

    Shawn McGrath’s retina razing arcade racer Dyad is currently only available for PS3, but the developer has not ruled out the possibility of a Vita release too. Chatting on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, McGrath explained that the title could make the jump onto Sony’s shiny new handheld as long as the port...

  • News Sonic Adventure 2 Leaps onto PSN This Fall

    City escape

    Fans of urban snowboarding and killer bass lines will no doubt be stoked to learn that Sonic Adventure 2 is set to slide onto PSN later this year. The Dreamcast classic will be getting a fresh lick of paint, similar to other upgraded favourites such as Jet Set Radio and SEGA Bass Fishing. The original Sonic Adventure released on...

  • News Robomodo Polishing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD for PS3

    Doing everything it can

    Keen tricksters will have noticed that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is already available for the Xbox 360. The nostalgia infused skateboarding compilation hit Microsoft’s platform as part of the manufacturer’s popular Summer of Arcade promotion. That means it's guaranteed a window of exclusivity by default – but...

  • News Foosball 2012 Kicks Off on PS3 and Vita Next Week

    Flicking good fun

    You probably didn’t buy a PlayStation 3 or Vita to play a digital simulation of table football, but we bet you’re going to snap up the upcoming Foosball 2012 anyway. The Grip Games developed PSN exclusive is set to kick off on 24th July in North America and 25th July in Europe. That’s next week by the way. Brilliantly,...

  • Store Update 18th July 2012 (Europe)

    Zombies and PS Plus freebies

    As is always the case, this week's store update has a range of new titles, PS Plus extras and enough DLC bits 'n bobs to shake a stick at. Let's get right to it. PlayStation Plus: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – 100% discount Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light DLC Packs (various) – All packs at 50% off for...

  • News Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Features Tower Defense

    As well as online, unlockables and more

    Ratchet & Clank: Full Front Assault hits PSN this fall, and developer Insomniac Games has taken to the PlayStation blog to share some details. Aside from the series-standard third-person gameplay and variety of crazy weapons, this new entry has a twist: tower defense. As well as tackling invasions in...

  • News PSN Gets Double Dragon Neon on 11th September

    Blood brothers

    Get ready to brawl — Double Dragon Neon is coming to the North American PlayStation Network on 11th September. It'll cost $9.99. WayForward's series revival hurls twin brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee into an adventure to recover their mutual love interest Marian. The siblings will still be fighting over 2D planes, but the world they...

  • News Rock Band Blitz Rocks Onto PSN 28th August

    Rock and roll star

    Harmonix has announced that Rock Band Blitz will be ready to rock the PlayStation Network on 28th August. But don't worry about dusting off that plastic guitar just yet — the downloadable game is played with nothing more than your DualShock. The familiar lanes are all there, only you'll be tapping buttons to beat instead,...

  • Store Update 17th July 2012 (North America)

    Dyad, zombies and more zombies

    Today marks the arrival of Dyad, an intriguing title with trippy visuals to make your eyeballs pop. There's also some zombie action and a heck of a lot of DLC to choose from, so let's get right to it. PS3 Full Games: Crysis 2 – Maximum Edition (Includes Add-Ons) ($29.99) Aliens are decimating New York City, with a...

  • News Sony Wanted Limbo As An Exclusive

    Playdead in the water

    Limbo could have come to PlayStation Network as an exclusive — but Sony wanted the IP rights, leading to a break down in the deal. Speaking at Brighton's Develop Conference last week, Sony Computer Entertainment executive producer Pete Smith explained that Sony and Danish developer Playdead were in talks about an exclusive...

  • News Here's The Unfinished Swan's Comic-Con Panel

    Not-so-ugly duckling

    The Unfinished Swan developer Giant Sparrow took to the stage at San Diego Comic-Con to dab in a little more information on the upcoming PlayStation Network title. The first-person paint 'em up, in which you hurl paint balls at a white background to reveal your surroundings, has been coated in mystery since its announcement...

  • News JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Hops into HD

    How bizarre

    Capcom's PSOne / Dreamcast fighter JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is the next game in line for a high definition spruce up. Originally released way back in 1999, it'll be coming to PlayStation Network with a shiny new paint job next month. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. is based on a long-running Japanese manga about the mishaps of the...

  • News PS Vita Soaks Up Puddle

    Splish splash

    Neko Entertainment has announced that its award-winning physics game Puddle will be making a splash on PlayStation Vita very soon. You've got to guide a variety of liquids — water, oil, nitroglycerin and, gulp, molten lava — through a range of environments by tipping the levels left and right. Each liquid has its own properties,...

  • News Awesomenauts Update Adds New Characters Soon

    Metal slug

    Developer Ronimo is “almost ready” to release the first update for its excellent PlayStation Network multiplayer title, Awesomenauts. In addition to making some changes to the game’s overall balance, the patch will add two new playable characters to the title’s roster: Coco Nebulon and Derpl Zork. The former is a “space-surfing...

  • News Malicious Brings Delicious Combat to North America

    Fighting the good fight

    Sony has confirmed that Malicious will finally take the long trip over the Atlantic Ocean later this month. The beautiful PSN exclusive debuted in Europe earlier this year, but has taken a curiously long time to make the jump overseas. Thankfully, if you live in North America, you won’t be forced to wait much longer –...

  • News Magic: The Gathering Apparates Atop June's PSN Charts

    Under the spell

    It turns out that people are still rather fond of card games. Sony has announced that the wordy Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 was summoned to the top of the PlayStation Network sales charts in June. The enchanted title beat out continued competition from Telltale’s massively popular The Walking Dead...

  • Store Update 11th July 2012 (Europe)

    Pinball, frogs and conundrums

    This week's European update is another DLC-heavy affair, but there are new games to try out too. Let's do this one more time. PS3 Games: Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale (Trial available) Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale brings the world of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons franchise to console gamers. Battle in...

  • News Turn Down Your Speakers for This Expendables 2 Trailer

    Old spice

    Mess up in Ubisoft’s upcoming The Expendables 2 video game tie-in and Terry Crews will know. This brand new trailer shows the former NFL player beating up a gamer for losing a couple of lives. That’s pretty harsh, if you ask us. The Expendables 2 is set to launch on 31st July as part of Sony's recently revealed PSN Play promotion.

  • Store Update 10th July 2012 (North America)

    Moons, thrones and lots of DLC

    Much anticipated PSN RPG Rainbow Moon lands today alongside an absolutely mammoth amount of DLC. Here's what's up this week. PS3 Full Games: Game Of Thrones ($49.99) Written in conjunction with author George R. R. Martin, the famed A Song of Ice and Fire universe opens further to reveal a new chapter of the story!...

  • News Dyad Assaults Your Senses on 17th July

    Taste the rainbow

    Bonkers PlayStation Network exclusive Dyad is set to send you on a kaleidoscopic trip come 17th July, Sony has announced. The inexplicably hypnotic puzzle action racing thing will set you back $14.99. It promises 27 “sensory scrambling” stages, a Platinum Trophy, and more psychedelic colours than the Magical Mystery Tour. For...

  • News Laughing Jackal Has Sold a Lot of PlayStation Minis

    Hungry Giraffe is almost full

    Laughing Jackal, the UK developer responsible for some of the most enjoyable titles on the PlayStation Minis platform, has sold close to one million titles worldwide. The studio – behind favourites such as OMG-Z and Hungry Giraffe – announced the news in a candid blog post, which included plenty of praise for the...

  • News Telltale Already Planning Second Season of The Walking Dead

    No surprise

    Telltale is already planning a second season of its massively popular episodic The Walking Dead series. Speaking with Polygon, the company revealed that it will serve up plenty more undead action in the future. The developer also noted its intention to release the current season at retail following its digital conclusion. When asked...

  • News Don't Expect the Next Episode of The Walking Dead Until August

    Slow shuffle

    After some serious launch setbacks with its most recent episode, Telltale Games has warned anticipant fans not to expect the next entry in its massively popular The Walking Dead series to arrive until mid-August. The company explained in a somewhat apologetic blog post on the matter: "Although we can't give y

  • News Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Hops onto PSN Next Week

    Licking toads

    Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition is set to run onto the PlayStation Network next week, Sony has announced. The exciting news was confirmed during the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Blogcast, confirming a 10th July release date for the Zombie Studios developed title in North America. Taking into account SCEE’s current form,...

  • News NiGHTS into Dreams Makes PSN Dreams Come True

    At last!

    In a move that made at least one Push Square staff member a little too excited, SEGA has announced it's to re-release legendary SEGA Saturn game NiGHTS into Dreams on PSN later this year. The download will come with enhanced HD graphics, 16:9 widescreen support, leaderboards and Trophies, or you can relive the original 32-bit experience in...

  • News Marvel vs. Capcom Origins Bursts onto PSN This Year

    Bright lights

    If you’re keen to learn about the genesis of the air combo, Capcom has announced Marvel vs. Capcom Origins for the PlayStation Network. The digital bundle – set to release in September – collates the original Marvel vs. Capcom with Marvel Super Heroes. It’ll set you back $14.99. The re-release promises multiple updates,...

  • News The Walking Dead: Episode 2 Finally Rises in Europe

    Better late than never

    Those of you distraught at The Walking Dead: Episode 2’s delay in Europe will be delighted to learn that the title is available now from the PlayStation Store. If you've stumped up for a season pass, the episode will be accessible for free. For everyone else, it’ll cost £3.99. The episode is about 811MB in size, so make...

  • News The Pinball Arcade Launches in Europe Next Week

    About flippin' time

    The Pinball Arcade will finally fire onto the European PlayStation Store next week. Following a series of setbacks, developer Farsight Studios had promised that the simulation would launch overseas last Wednesday. However, when the title failed to materialise, gamers once again decided to pull out their pitchforks. But in a...

  • Store Update 4th July 2012 (Europe)

    Over the rainbow moon

    It’s a fairly light week in terms of new PlayStation Network content for Europe. SideQuest Studios' ambitious strategy RPG Rainbow Moon leads the charge, and is joined by the Game of the Year edition of Dead Island and digital board game conversion Dungeon Twister. Sadly, there’s no sign of The Walking Dead: Episode 2 just...

  • Store Update 3rd July 2012 (North America)

    Be brave

    It’s a big week for retail releases on the North American PlayStation Store, with no less than six full Blu-ray games squished down into digestible digital form. Spec Ops: The Line leads the charge, while The Adventures of TinTin and Sonic Generations hop along for the ride. Native PSN releases include Bellator MMO Onslaught and

  • News Atlus Announces Bumper PlayStation Network Sale

    Dollar stretcher

    Niche publisher Atlus has unleashed an incredible sale in the North American PlayStation Store this week, cutting the price of its entire catalogue by an impressive 50%. You’ll be able to snatch up gems such as Persona 3 Portable and Trine 2 for less than $10. Also, Catherine is just $19.99, which is worth every penny – until...

  • News Sony Refreshes PlayStation Plus with July Update

    Delicious downloads

    After last month’s insane PlayStation Plus offering, July was always going to be a bit of a comedown. But while there's not an entire new collection to drool over, there's still plenty to get excited about. Let's get down to business. North American PlayStation Plus Update Gotham City Impostors – New Renegade Ops – New

  • News Latest European PSN Sale is Rife with Good Deals

    Empty your wallet

    Hats off to SCEE. It might not be able to release content simultaneously with its North American counterpart, but at least it understands the value of PSN sales. Following last month’s excellent Vita promotion, we assumed the Special Offers section of the PlayStation Store would be pretty quiet for the coming weeks. But no, the...

  • News Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Grinds Out $5 DLC

    Shove it

    Activision’s upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD will not be a complete celebration of the classic skateboarding series unless you stump up $5 for additional DLC. The publisher has revealed that around a month after release, an expansion pack will implement selected content from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3. It’s unclear what will be...

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  • News Retro City Rampage Embraces "Buy One Get Both" Model

    Hip hip hooray

    You’ll no longer have to make an agonising decision over which platform to purchase the upcoming Retro City Rampage for, as the game will take advantage of Sony’s “buy one get both” deal. That means, regardless of which system you snap up the 8-bit adventure for, you’ll be able to experience it on both PS3 and Vita. In...

  • News New Rainbow Moon Developer Diary Details Crafting and Loot

    Suits you

    Loot is utterly worthless if it doesn’t have an impact upon your character’s appearance, but thankfully SideQuest Studios’ upcoming Rainbow Moon has that covered. The developer has released a brand new behind-the-scenes video outlining the game’s in-depth item and crafting systems. It all looks rather meaty, doesn’t it? The game...

  • News Dungeon Twister Weaves onto PSN in July

    Twist and shout

    While Dungeon Twister is not the fantasy-themed party game for contortionists you’ve always dreamed of, it is a promising looking board game adaptation for PSN. The Hydravision developed turn-based strategy title is set to roll its first dice on 3rd July, when the title charges onto Sony’s digital storefront for $9.99. In the...

  • News Sony Reveals Scorching Summer PSN Sale

    Why go outside?

    If you’ve been eyeing Europe’s excellent PlayStation Vita sale with envy over the past couple of weeks, then you’ll probably be excited to learn that a brand new promotion is set to launch in North America next week. While it doesn’t feature any Vita titles, the summer sale will allow you to choose from a wealth of popular...

  • News The Expendables 2 Shoots onto PSN This Summer

    Last action hero

    Fans of high-profile actors and big explosions have our permission to scream like little girls, as Ubisoft has announced that it’s bringing The Expendables 2 to PSN this summer. The heavily rumoured movie spin-off promises “a feast of explosive over-the-top action, authentic to the Expendables franchise”. The game will see...

  • News Telltale Working with Sony on European The Walking Dead Delay

    Stumbling overseas

    Delays are par for the course here in Europe. Things have gotten better over the past decade, but one area that continuously lags behind is the PlayStation Store. SCEE’s keen to point out that the sheer number of languages and laws in Europe makes it difficult to ensure every game gets a simultaneous global release, but it...

  • Store Update 27th June 2012 (Europe)

    Sony sale continues

    Sony's dropped the prices on more of its top titles this week, including plenty for PlayStation Move in an effort to get you using the motion controller, plus there's some long-overdue digital releases for one Nathan Drake. PlayStation Plus: Uncharted --15% off for 1 week Uncharted 2 — 15% off for 1 week Resident Evil...

  • Store Update 26th June 2012 (North America)

    Grab your Move

    Not one but two PlayStation Move-compatible games hit the North American PlayStation Store this week, so time to dust off your motion controller and come out swinging. Here's what's up now. PlayStation Plus: Journey — 20% off, $11.99 (from $14.99) [Journey review] Resident Evil Chronicles: HD — 10% off, $24.29 (from $26.99)...

  • News The Walking Dead: Episode 2 Shuffles onto PSN This Week

    Just in time

    Telltale Games has just about managed to fulfil its self-imposed deadline, announcing a 29th June release date for the second episode in its massively popular The Walking Dead series. Sadly, the aforementioned date only applies to the North American version of the download, with a European release still yet to be nailed down. Are you...

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