PSN Today: God of War: Ascension beta, EDF 2017 Portable, Demon’s Souls, more


If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, the big item in today’s PlayStation Store update is surely the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta. Also available today is Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, a Vita-exclusive port of the Xbox 360 classic with added levels and a new character class.

If you prefer to do your gaming on the PS3, there’s a quartet of new choices: the action RPG The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, movie tie-in Rise of the Guardians, PSN newbie Dance Magic, and the beloved Demon’s Souls.

Hit the jump for a more complete rundown of all of these titles and be sure to visit the PlayStation Blog to view this week’s new game add-ons.

PS3 Full Games

Demon’s Souls ($19.99)
Beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, Demon’s Souls is the ultimate hardcore RPG experience. Revolutionary online features include cooperative play, PvP battle, the ability to leave hints for others and touch bloodstains that allow you to view replays of other players’ deaths. Are you tough enough to face the impossible… and win?

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North ($19.99)
War in the North is a co-op Action RPG that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring.

Rise of the Guardians ($39.99)
Play as one of the classic childhood legends, including: North, Tooth, Bunnymund, Sandman, and Jack Frost in Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game. In this action-packed adventure game, each Guardian has their own set of upgradable and extraordinary abilities that will help you take on the evil spirit “Pitch” and his infectious nightmares.

PSN Games

Dance Magic ($9.99)
What if scientists invented a brand new form of biological energy able to convert dancing moves to real power? Then the fate of the whole human race would depend on the most skilled dancer’s will. To protect the dance floor from evil – and to save the world from a grievous end you are here, the hero of Dance Magic. Catch the rhythm, and let the magic begin!

PS Vita Games

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable ($39.99)
Limited Time Offer! Get four DLC weapons free! Earth Defense Force comes to the PlayStation Vita system with tons of new and re-mastered features including online multiplayer and the addition of PALE WING, the flying female fan favorite! Planet Earth is under attack from giant alien and insect invaders. Join your squad and repel the attacking forces in a game packed with nonstop shooter satisfaction. YOU are earth’s last line of defense!

PS2 Classics

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom ($9.99)
The Crystal Kingdom is losing its color! Help Dora and Boots recover the crystals from a greedy king, who has hidden them in storybooks.

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids ($9.99)
A mean garbage-dumping octopus is polluting the Mermaid Kingdom, and it’s up to Dora and Boots to save the mermaid’s home.

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess ($9.99)
Dora travels to the Snowy Forest to rescue the Snow Princess. Help her find all the magic snowflakes to set the princess free.

Go Diego Go! Great Dinosaur Rescue ($9.99)
Diego and Baby Jaguar travel back in time to help Maia the Maiasaura find her lost family.

Go Diego Go! Safari Rescue ($9.99)
Race across Africa with the Rescue Team to undo the mean Magician’s mischief and save the animals with the Magic Drum!

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