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It’s a big day for the PlayStation Store as some of this Summer’s biggest releases are now available to download on the PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and the PSP (yes, really).
Let’s start with the PS4 first as its now home to a remastered version Kratos’s final assault on the Pantheon of Gods (God of War III Remastered), the first PGA Tour game not to star Tiger Woods in more than a decade (Rory McIlroy PGA Tour), a moody first-person mystery (The Vanishing of Ethan Carter), and a surprise remake of a pair of PS3-era open world games from Activision (Prototype: Biohazard Bundle).
On the PS3, Godzilla will roar to life on the video game stage and do battle with other kaiju in Bandai Namco’s latest adaptation of the radioactive beast. The game is also available on the PS4.
Meanwhile, the Vita welcomes Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess, an updated and enhanced version of Deception IV: Blood Ties. Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess is also available for the PS4 and PS3.
Finally, the PSP comes back to life with Angus Hates Aliens, a tactical shooter starring a redneck shooting aliens. Angus Hates Aliens is also playable on the Vita.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And as always, a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Fore! EA Sports will bring back the PGA Tour series this week, but it’ll be sans one Tiger. Instead, Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has taken over the above-the-title credit in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour for the PS4 and Xbox One. In addition to being a traditional golf simulation, the game will add fantasy courses to the franchise for the first time. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be released just in time for golf fans to see McIlroy NOT play in next weekend’s British Open, as he’s been forced out by an ankle injury. Maybe he’ll spend his time recuperating with a controller in his hand.
Four! is also the number of games scheduled for release this week and the other three are definitely a mixed bag of genres…
- Sony will release God of War III Remastered for the PS4, giving the chronologically final game in the franchise a graphical makeover in the process.
- Bandai Namco will also release a game starring a world-smashing berserker for the PS4, but theirs will star a slightly cuddlier character: Godzilla.
- Finally, Koei Tecmo will release Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess for the PS4, which is an updated re-release of the fourth game in the trap-based RPG series.
That’s all for now, but remember, a number of downloadable games will be released through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo eShop, and Steam this week.
Are you ready to challenge the Pantheon once again? Sony is now taking pre-orders for God of War III Remastered, which will be released for the PS4 on July 14. According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, everyone who pre-orders the game will receive a code for a free Dynamic Theme: “Fall of Olympus.” But if you decide to bypass your favorite retailer and pre-order the game through the PlayStation Store, Sony will throw in a pair of 90-day PlayStation Now rentals for God of War and God of War II.
This is the first time Sony has offered a PlayStation Now rental as a pre-order incentive. Presumably, the streaming service will play a big role in promoting new titles if this offer is a success.
To get gamers even more excited for God of War III Remastered, Sony also released a new 1080p/60FPS trailer featuring the battle between Kratos and Hades. It’s been embedded above.
This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the release of the original God of War, and Sony is celebrating with a “God of War Games Done Quick” speedrunning competition to help support the AbleGamers Foundation. The speedrun competition is now well underway, but Sony had one more surprise for us… God of War III Remastered will be released for the PS4 on July 14. I’ll let Cory Barlog himself deliver the good news (via the PlayStation Blog):
This action packed thrill ride of a game will take series newcomers and regulars alike on a retina-popping thrill ride filled to the absolute brim with 1080p gameplay, silky smooth combat, earth-shaking weapons, bosses you simply have to face to believe, and an all-new new photo mode so you can share those most tender of God of War moments, like stabbing a Minotaur in the frickin face, with your friends and loved ones.
Barlog, and his team at Sony Santa Monica, are also hard at work on God of War 4, which was announced at last year’s PlayStation Experience. Perhaps God of War III Remastered is a way for the developer to refamiliarize himself with the franchise?
Keeping with the tradition of making me regret my purchases (I still wish I bought the NES-style Game Boy Advance), Sony has announced the God of War: Ascension “Legacy Bundle,” which will hit stores on March 12th.
For the low, low price of $349, this bundle includes the God of War Saga compilation (which features all the God of War games released, including the PSP outings), the new God of War: Ascension and a 30-day trial for PlayStation Plus. The system is a Garnet Red PS3 with a very robust 500 GB hard drive, easily enough room to hold all the freebies you’ll get during your 30-day PS+ subscription.
Sony has added a quintet of new titles to the PlayStation’s Greatest Hits line and it’s hard to argue about the greatness of any of them.
The latest Greatest Hits include God of War III, Heavy Rain, ModNation Racers, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – Game of the Year Edition (which includes a voucher for all of the game’s downloadable contenst) and THQ’s UFC Undisputed 2010. All of the games will now retail for the insanely great price of $29.99. As you can see on the left, the games look pretty snazzy in red with their new Greatest Hits cases.
Sony has promised that more games will be added to the Greatest Hits lineup as 2011 progresses.
Somebody alert the world, a Brotherhood of assassins has infiltrated the British Academy Video Games Awards. Ubisoft’s stealthy sequel, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, garnered seven nominations, more than any other game, including one for Best Game.
Other big honorees from this year’s Video Games Awards include Call of Duty: Black Ops, Heavy Rain (six nominations apiece) and Mass Effect 2 (four nominations).
Awarded annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the winners of this year’s Video Games Awards will announced in a ceremony on March 16.
The full list of every nominee and every award up for grabs can be found after the break. (more…)
The nominees for the 2011 Game Developers Choice Awards, which will be handed out on March 2 during the Game Developers Conference, have been announced.
The monochromatic XBLA puzzle-platformer Limbo took seven nominations, more than any other game. But Rockstar’s cowboy opus Red Dead Redeption was close behind with six while BioWare’s Mass Effect 2 received five.
Other big nominees include God of War III, Heavy Rain and Minecraft, all of which received three nominations. Minecraft’s inclusion among the nominees marks the first time a game has received a GDC Award nomination and was selected as a finalist in the Independent Games Festival.
Hit the jump for the full list of nominees. (more…)