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Sony has added a new featured section to their PS3 Full Games store: Ultimate Editions!
Each Ultimate Edition is comprised of the original game and any available downloadable content, ensuring that gamers who use the PSN always have the complete game. To celebrate their new offering, Sony is running a weeklong sale on all nine Ultimate Editions. From now until June 4, all the Ultimate Editions will be 30% off with PS Plus subscribers getting a 50% discount.
Hit the jump to view the full list of PS3 Ultimate Editions. (more…)
May 3rd, 2011… a day that will be remembered as the day the world should have ended. The day Duke Nukem Forever would have been released. OK, it’s not quite that bleak, the Duke is still on track for a June return. But still…
Anyway, this week still has plenty of world-ending events as Sony will release MotorStorm Apocalypse for the PS3. Sadly, due to the ApocalyPS3, online play through the PSN might not be in the cards on launch day.
Sticking with the end of the world theme is Asgard’s herald of the heavens, The Mighty Thor! He’ll headline his first film this Friday, but you can also check out the tie-in game, Thor: God of Thunder, on the DS, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 this week.
Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)
MotorStorm Apocalypse was originally scheduled to be released on April 12, but was delayed after Japan suffered a massive earthquake in March. Today, Sony announced the game’s new release date: May 3.
To celebrate, the PlayStation.Blog has posted a new interview with Game Director Matt Southern where he talks about “how the game will deliver one of the best racing experiences to date on the PS3.”
Sony has also confirmed that every new copy of MotorStorm Apocalypse will include a voucher for the Premier Pack DLC bundle, which consists of two additional (and exclusive) vehicles.
After similar delays in Japan and Europe, Sony has indefinitely delayed the April 12th release of MotorStorm Apocalypse in North America. No new release date was announced, but Sony has promised to keep us posted.
The game’s delay appears to be directly tied to the recent earthquake in Japan, which has affected the release dates of other games as well.
Earthquake affecting Japanese game market
The recent earthquake in Japan has severely hurt the country. Not to downplay the gravity of the devastation, but the gaming market has been affected as well. New Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC, Yakuza: Of the End, and Motorstorm: Apocalypse have been delayed, the last two of which focus heavily on the aftermath of cities being destroyed. Disaster Report 4, the first entry of the series to hit the PlayStation 3, has been flat out cancelled. The game begins with an earthquake hitting Japan.
Nintendo has also delayed Steel Diver, their submarine simulator for the 3DS. It’s unknown if this delay will affect the game’s March 27 release in the US.
Many services have also been affected. Square Enix has temporarily shut down the servers for its MMO’s Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV. PlayStation Info and Repair centers have been halted for now and PlayStation Network access may be iffy. If you’re in Japan right now, your focus should obviously be on getting safe, but we’ll keep up with the news on how these games and services fare throughout the crisis.
Off-road racing fanatics and PlayStation 3 owners can rejoice that MotorStorm Apocalypse has met its Spring release date and will be on sale April 12, 2011. From Monument Valley, to The Island, to the Arctic Regions, this fourth installment in the over-the-top series takes us to a city as structures collapse all around us and frantic looters run the streets. The game aims to be more action-packed than ever before with spur of the moment destruction and stereoscopic 3D. Having played the game myself at PAX Prime, I can assure the skeptics that this game is one of the best arguments as to why 3D can take gaming to the next level.
Sony has also unveiled the game’s final boxart, which you can spy to your left. Personally, I think it looks a little cheesy next to the awesome European art. But then, isn’t that always the case?
I’ve been a big fan of the series since it launched on the PlayStation 3 and MotorStorm Arctic Edge is still frequently in my rotation of PSP games. If the final product is anything like the demo, we can expect this one to not only live up to expectations, but completely blow them away.