PSN Today: The Last of Us, Tekken Revolution, Big Discounts, more

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Has wall-to-wall E3 2013 news knocked you for a loop? How about a good old-fashioned PlayStation Store update to cleanse your palette. This week, PS3 and Vita owners will be able to download…

  • The Last of Us (available Friday), Naughty Dog’s ridiculously well-reviewed post-apocalyptic tale of a man named Joel and his teenage companion.
  • Tekken Revolution, a free-to-play version of everyone’s favorite fighting game. OK, second favorite. Um, third favorite. Eh, it’s alright.
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox’s bungled attempt to create a sequel to Aliens.
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2, with Lightning set to return next year, now’s a good time to play this one.
  • Contra: Shattered Soldier, one of the greatest PS2 games ever is now available on your PS3.
  • Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer, a PS2 pirate game, now available on the PS3.
  • Flying Hamster HD (Vita), a hamster shooter. Enough said.

In celebration of the E3 Expo, Sony has also discounted a ton of games in the PlayStation Store this week including Dishonored, Tomb Raider, Borderlands 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and many more. If you’re looking for deals, you need to consult the full list at the PlayStation Blog.

That PlayStation Blog link also includes a complete list of this week’s new game add-ons. And be sure to hit the jump for more details on the new releases for this week.

PS3 Full Games

The Last of Us ($59.99)
Abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. A population decimated by a modern plague. Survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a brutal survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US. (Available Friday, June 14)

Aliens: Colonial Marines ($39.99)
In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and developed by critically acclaimed studio Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines will bring new levels of bone-chilling suspense and adrenaline-filled action to the renowned franchise. The game pits players against the universe’s ultimate alien killing machines, the Xenomorphs, in claustrophobic environments guaranteed to produce blood curdling thrills.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 ($19.99)
The follow-up to the 2010 hit title, Final Fantasy XIII. Set a few years after Lightning and the others saved Cocoon, some survivors have decided to start over by rebuilding on Gran Pulse. Lightning, however, is nowhere to be found and considered dead by some, but Serah believes otherwise. When her town is suddenly overrun by monsters, a mysterious man named Noel appears to save her. Together, the two set off to find Lightning…

PSN Games

Tekken Revolution (Free)
One of the best-selling franchises of all time is now available for FREE! Jump on as one of your favorite characters and pummel your way to victory! For the first time in the franchise, level up your characters! Break through walls, break through the floor, and ultimately break your opponent.

PS2 Classics

Contra: Shattered Soldier ($9.99)
Bill Rizer and Lucia battle their way through intense firefights in an attempt to stop the terrorist organization “Blood Falcon”.

Pirates: Legend of the Black Buccaneer ($9.99)
Shipwrecked pirate Francis Blade must navigate through a mysterious island using his wits and the ability to summon the spirit of the Black Buccaneer.

PS Vita Games

Flying Hamster HD ($3.99)
Take control of Newton, the Flying Hamster in this action-frenzy horizontal shooter! Fly to save your girl across 6 levels full of various foes (animals, robots, aliens…) and beat the most ruthless bosses with any item you may find on your way.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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