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Sony has made up for last week’s paltry PlayStation Store update with a treasure trove of new titles in this yesterday’s update.
Leading the way is Deep Silver’s post-apocalyptic FPS, Metro: Last Light. Also now available is the “final release” of Dust 514. The Eve Online spinoff has been in open beta since January, but now CCP Games is ready to call the game “finished” (or as finished as an ever-evolving MMO can be). If you’d prefer a little more pinball in your sci-fi, this week also sees the standalone release of Star Wars Pinball on the PS3 and the Vita.
Let’s see, what else… Another Rockstar title has been added to the PS2 Classics collection, Manhunt, their “most dangerous game.”
Icelandic developer CCP Games has announced that Dust 514, the PlayStation 3-exclusive free-to-play MMO FPS will be exiting its open beta phase this coming May.
CEO of CCP Games Hilmar Veigar Pétursson said, “Reaching this point has required many years, hundreds of CCP employees, and the engagement of millions of players who contributed fantastic feedback during the beta process. Now we start the real journey, which, decades from now, we will look back on with astonishment at all we accomplished. The Eve Universe will outlive us all.”
Here’s what Dust 514 players can expect to see in the full release:
- Massive Persistent Universe: Wage war on the surfaces of far-flung planets with countless environmental combinations.
- Planetary Conquest: Marshal your forces in a continuous, ever-changing battle to conquer the worlds of New Eden and control their resources.
- Large-scale Warfare: Vie for control of unique sci-fi battlefields with up to 32 players in simultaneous combat.
- Endless Customization: Create custom mercenaries with lethal dropsuits, skills and weapons.
- Vehicles On-Demand: Acquire, outfit and deploy heavily armed and armored vehicles, on land and in the skies.
- Social Sandbox: Build a formidable corporation with thousands of players as you seize the opportunities and bounties that come with galactic conflict.
- Connected Experience: For the first time ever, join forces in a cross-platform gaming experience with the immortal starship pilots of Eve Online to conquer New Eden, one skirmish at a time.
Dust 514 will officially deploy on May 14.
It’s another big week for Sony’s PlayStation Store this week.
This week’s big new release is Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Level-5’s collaboration with Studio Ghibli that has locked JRPG aficionados into a frenzy. And speaking of collaborations, adventure game The Cave marks the first team-up of Ron Gilbert and Double Fine Productions.
What else, what else… Today is the first day of the Dust 514 open beta and the PS2 Classic Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories has been added to the store to go with last week’s addition of the first game. Finally, Ubisoft has added a download version of Just Dance 4 to the PlayStation Store.
Hit the jump for more information on this week’s new releases (including Ninja Gaiden Sigma and a new PSP game) and check out the PlayStation Blog for an overview of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)
CCP Games has announced that their free-to-play PS3 first person shooter, Dust 514, will enter an open beta phase on January 22 as all PlayStation Network users will be able to download the game beginning next week.
The open beta was preceded by CCP’s merging of the Dust 514 game world and their MMO, Eve Online. According to CCP, the single persistent online universe that this merger has created is “something unprecedented in videogame history.”
“The launch of the Dust 514 Open Beta is another step towards our long-term vision for CCP and Eve,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “But this is just the beginning. As we have done with EVE Online, in the coming weeks, and for years to come, we will continually improve upon and add to the Dust 514 experience, as well as add deeper integration between the two games and their communities.”
If you can’t wait one more week, access to the Dust 514 closed beta is still available by purchasing the Dust 514 Mercenary Pack from the PlayStation Store.
As expected (by pretty much everyone), Sony has announced an even smaller and slimmer PlayStation 3 system at a pre-Tokyo Game Show event. The new rendition of the console looks very similar to the current PS3 Slim, but it now sports a ridged top. While retaining the same shape, the system itself is approximately 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the current PS3.
The new PS3 will be available on September 25 as part of an Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Game of the Year Edition bundle. Priced at $269.99, it will include a 250GB hard drive and a voucher for more than $30 worth of bonus digital content to the free-to-play title Dust 514.
IF you already own a PS3 and are just interested in purchasing the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Game of the Year Edition, it’ll also be available on September 25 for a retail price of $39.99.
The even slimmer PS3 will also be available as part of an Assassin’s Creed III bundle on October 30. That package will include a 500GB hard drive and four exclusive Assassin’s Creed III levels.