PlayStation Home is awesome. It might not be your particular flavour of herbal tea, but we love the direction Sony's taking with the virtual world.
Take this week's update: in North America the Central Plaza is set to be transformed into a haven for Killzone fans. (European players will have to access the Plaza via a drop-ship in the Home Square.) The recreated space is set to represent the ISA's last struggle against the Helghast assault. Visitors will be able to take part in a three-level first-person shooter mini-game which depicts the on-going battle between the clashing forces. Completing challenges will reward players with PlayStation Home goodies. But that's not all. Awesomely, completing levels in the PlayStation Home mini-game will provide players with multiplayer unlock points in the main Killzone 3 multiplayer campaign. It's total integration. How neat is that?
American players will even be able to access a booth connecting directly to Amazon.com. From there, users will be able to preorder the game and receive a special avatar item for making the effort.
So yeah. PlayStation Home is totally reaching the sum of its potential. Good on Sony for sticking with it. There's a trailer after the jump.
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