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Welcome to your weekly PlayStation Store update. This week, PlayStation owners will get the chance to…
- Expand their skateboarding skills with OlliOlli (Vita)
- Play a classic PSone beat ’em up, Lucifer Ring, that never left Japan until now
- And replay the PS3 racer Grid 2 as part of the new “Reloaded” bundle.
More details on all of the new releases can be found right here and a complete list of this week’s new game add-ons is available at the PlayStation Blog.
Grid 2 “Reloaded” ($49.99)
Be fast, be first and be famous in Grid 2 Reloaded, featuring the full Grid 2 game expanded with over $50 worth of additional content including two new circuits – legendary Spa and fearsome Bathurst – and 25 extra cars, playable in split-screen, online and career mode. Experience aggressive wheel-to-wheel competition, advanced AI, stunning visuals and jaw-dropping damage in a new word of evolving motorsport.
Lucifer Ring ($5.99)
Grab your long sword and get ready to conquer mythical monsters of epic proportions! Similar to the classic Golden Axe, Lucifer Ring is an import 3D side-scrolling fighting game that pits daring hero Cue Nash against an evil skeleton antagonist with multiple forms of evil at his disposal. Presented with flashy anime story sequences, this rare bash-em-up is headlined with numerous elemental spells, potions and a rich combo system that will please any brave gamer.
PS Vita Games
OlliOlli mixes addictive one-life gameplay with over 120 tricks and grinds across 50 deviously crafted levels, 250 Challenges, Spots Mode and Daily Grind. Not enough for you? Complete all challenges to unlock the super skilful RAD Mode!
Two retail games make their PSN debut the same day along with a pair of classics (and a random fifth game) in this week’s PlayStation Store update.
Insomniac’s co-op shooter, Fuse, and Codemasters’ racing sequel, Grid 2, are now available to scratch your new release itch. They’re joined by the PSN re-release of id Software’s seminal first person shooter, Wolfenstein 3D, and Rockstar’s PS2 resurrection of that classic of 70s cinema, The Warriors.
Also available this week is Mountain Crime: Requital, a crime-solving adventure game.
Insomniac Games will release Fuse, their first multiplatform game ever, this week. The game, which was previously known as “Overstrike,” is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360. Also available this week is Grid 2, the next big racing game from Codemasters. Like the first game in the series, Grid 2 will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
This week’s remaining releases are all for the PC and fall into one of two camps: strategy games and adventure games. On the strategy side is Wargame: Airland Battle and Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods, a Crusader Kings II expansion.
Racing fans only need to wait a few short months before being able to rev their virtual engines. Codemasters announced today that Grid 2 will hit stores on May 28th in North America, and May 31st abroad. Also detailed was the game’s pre-order incentives, which are as follows:
Pre-orders at GameStop get the McLaren Racing Pack and GTR Racing Pack, which includes the McLaren MP4-12C GT3, and the Nissan GT-R SpecV. In addition, the pre-order also unlocks two routes for the Brands Hatch and five routes for Yas Marina. You also get to participate in some special online events.
If Grid 2 is pre-ordered at Best Buy, you get the IndyCar pack, giving you the Dallara IndyCar, two routes for the Indianapolis Motor SpeedWay Oval circuit, and another exclusive online event.
Finally, those who pre-order from Amazon get the Head Start pack, netting the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT and a RaceNet bonus. Amazon pre-orders also get discounted car upgrades.
Grid 2 will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Codemasters has announced Grid 2, sequel to 2008’s Race Driver: Grid. It’s now in full development after two years of pre-production, and will have an “expansive” career mode.
Clive Moody, Executive Producer, said, “Grid’s back and we’re going to make street, track and road racing exciting again. The core design philosophy for Grid 2 is that we treat the race as a character, not a consequence of simply putting cars on tracks. Everything that goes into the game impacts on that second-to-second, in the moment, blockbuster drama – the feel and personality of the race. We’re pushing boundaries once again with what can be accomplished in the genre via new tools, technology and innovations. In single-player, split-screen and online, the next-generation of the EGO Game Technology Platform will power graphics, AI, handling and damage advancements that will immerse players in the racing experience like never before. Like its predecessor, Grid 2 will put the sheer thrill and adrenaline rush of the race at the heart of the experience. It’s what we call Total Race Day Immersion.”
That’s a mouthful. Grid 2 will be out in the summer of 2013 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.