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The last pre-PS4 PlayStation Store update is full of this Fall’s biggest PS3 releases…
- 2K Games released the alien invasion expansion XCOM: Enemy Within.
- WB Games released a bigger Injustice: Gods Among Us package with the “Ultimate Edition.”
- Ratchet & Clank rode off into the sunset in Insomniac’s Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus.
- And Sony expanded the Wonderbook line of games with Diggs Nightcrawler and Walking With Dinosaurs.
Also available this week is a Cross-Buy version of Flower that will add the title to the game library on your PS3, Vita, and PS4.
Thatgamecompany has officially unveiled their first disc-based release, and while the title is Journey: Collector’s Edition, the Blu-ray disc will come bundled with both of the developer’s other games, Flow and Flower, previously only available as digital downloads via the PlayStation Network.
Not only that, but the disc is going to be stuffed, crammed and jammed with special bonus features, including three mini-games born out of a tradition at thatgamecompany known as the 24hr Game Jam, where games are created in the space of a day. Usually only playable in the company’s offices, players will be able to experience Gravediggers, Duke War!!, and Nostril Shot and see what 24 hours of creativity and hard graft looks like.
On top of this, there will be an array of additional bonus features including PSN avatars, soundtracks for all three games, developer diaries and making of documentaries. As if that wasn’t enough, players will also be able to experience optional live commentary during their playing experience, hearing from the talented individuals that were involved in the creative process.
“We are particularly excited about the Creator Commentary playthroughs of all three games, because we get to share with players insights about Flow, Flower, and Journey straight from the minds of the designers, artists, engineers and composers who worked together to make these games so special,” Studio Manager Sunni Pavlovic said.
Journey: Collector’s Edition looks to be an absolute steal at $29.99 when it’s released on August 28 in North America.
Are you a fan of thatgamecompany’s Flow, Flower, and Journey? Or have you never had a chance to experience the company’s work? Whatever the case may be, you’ll soon have the chance to purchase a special Collector’s Edition containing all three games:
— thatgamecompany (@thatgamecompany) June 21, 2012
The Play-Asia page in the tweet lists an August 2012 release date for the thatgamecompany collection, so it looks like we won’t have to wait too long to see just how special it is.
Starting March 16th, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will be showcasing the forty year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on visual effects and technology. It will feature some of the most influential artists and designers in the industry, and games for twenty gaming systems.
Chris Melissinos, the curator of the exhibition, worked with the public and an advisory group of people from varying fields within the video game industry to select the 80 games included in the exhibition.
Five games will be featured to show player interaction with virtual worlds, and highlight design innovations that set the standards for the games that came after them. These games are Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower.
The exhibition will start with “Game Fest”, a three-day festival which will feature panel discussions, movie screenings, and live bands.
“The Art of Video Games” will run from March 16th through September 30th, and will travel to ten cities in the US following it’s presentation in Washington DC. For more information, visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s web site.