The devil is in the details with this week’s PlayStation Store update as Blizzard has finally released Diablo III for the PS3. The downloadedable edition of the game is now available, day-and-date with the retail release.
Also available this week is a pair of acclaimed platformers. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse brings a high definition makeover to the beloved Genesis platformer and Rayman Legends brings the limbless hero back to the PS3 and Vita in a game that was originally slated for an exclusive release on the Wii U.
But wait, there’s more. There’s the unqiue puzzler Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (now available on the PS3 for the first time), Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (the definitive edition of the game), and many more. You can find more information about all of these games after the break. And, as always, you can visit the PlayStation Blog for a full list of this week’s new game add-ons.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse ($14.99)
Mickey Mouse returns to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical re-imagining of the Sega Genesis classic. With all-new HD graphics and gameplay, Castle of Illusion brings Mickey and his world to life in this magical Disney adventure! When the evil witch Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to brave the dangers of the Castle of Illusion to rescue Minnie. Gather your courage and traverse enchanted forests, take on hordes of rebellious toys and navigate mazes of living books. Play as Mickey and save Minnie from Mizrabel’s evil clutches!
Diablo III ($59.99)
Twenty years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated and banished from the world of Sanctuary. Now, you must return to where it all began—the town of Tristram—and investigate rumors of a fallen star, for this is an omen that the End Times have begun.
Rayman Legends ($59.99)
The Glade of Dreams is in trouble once again! During a 100-year nap, the nightmares multiplied and spread, creating new monsters even more terrifying than before! These creatures are the stuff of legend… Dragons, giant toads, sea monsters, and even evil luchadores. With the help of Murfy, Rayman and Globox awake and must now help fight these nightmares and save the Teensies!
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate ($39.99)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate brings fighting entertainment to the next level with all-new modes, characters, stages, and more! Several new playable characters enter the fight, including Momiji and Rachel from the Ninja Gaiden series and Jacky from the Virtua Fighter series. Tons of new modes and features have been introduced, including Team Fight and multiplayer tag modes. The best in fighting entertainment has just gotten even better!
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons ($14.99)
Share in the epic journey of two brothers, as they set out to find a cure for their dying father. Travel across beautiful vistas, through dark and foreboding forests, down perilous rivers, up hazardous mountain sides and experience the wonders of Nordic mythology along the way. Use the unique control system to control each brother with a thumb stick, for concurrent gameplay throughout the adventure. Use both brothers cooperatively to solve puzzles, explore the environments and in boss encounters. This is one journey you will never forget!
Chaos Code ($11.99)
High speed new style 2D fighting game Chaos Code is finally here on PlayStation 3 system! Otaku fighter Hikaru, mysterious gothic girl Celia, Italian/Chinese chef Bravo and many more unique characters are waiting for you to join the battle! Create your own style with Skill Select System and reveal the truth behind Chaos Code before your rivals!
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 ($49.99)
After two years of training and gaining new skills, the Straw Hat Crew is back and better than ever as Luffy continues his quest to become the Pirate King! Luffy and his crew will appear with their New World outfits and all new attacks to take down hordes of Pirates and Marines that will flood the screen. Immerse yourself by playing the “New World” with your favorite characters and their latest techniques and costumes.
Hunter’s Trophy 2: America ($9.99)
Brown bear, elk, coyote… track 25 different prey in this hunting simulation set in the most beautiful countryside of the USA. Track wildlife through 30 hunting plans and unlock new skills, weapons, and outfits for your hunter. Set off on a hunting weekend and freely explore the region of your choice: Kentucky marshland, Colorado plains, Alaska mountains, Wyoming lakes, Alberta forest. Play as your dog during tracking phases, approach your prey without being detected, and shoot at the ideal time. Train on your own or with a friend at the shooting range: ball-trap, duck shooting, fixed or moving targets. Aim accurately and get the top score!
Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity ($9.99)
Solum is being destroyed by a mist. Young Spero must recruit allies, defeat enemies, and open the Gate of Eternity to save the world.
PSN / PS Vita Cross-Buy Games
KickBeat ($9.99, or $7.99 for Plus)
Beat matching meets kung fu in KickBeat, an award-winning rhythm game where rhythm and action merge seamlessly. It features licensed tracks from a diverse lineup of artists, from well known bands such as Pendulum and P.O.D, to indie pioneers Celldweller and Blue Stahli, to hidden talents like electronic music producer Voicians and Taiwanese rapper Shen Yi.
PS Vita Games
Rayman Legends ($35.99)
Join with your friends over local ad hoc or Wi-Fi networks to take on each of the 90 total levels in co-op. Share your achievements and stats over Facebook or challenge your friends to top honors in one of the unlimited daily and weekly challenges found in our competitive multiplayer. Whether alone or with friends, Rayman Legends on PlayStation Vita system rocks on the go!