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Here’s your PlayStation Store update for today. We got some Painkiller: Hell & Damnation and some Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory on the PS3 as well as the Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions expansion in the PSone Classics section. Vita owners will even get a chance to play Ys: Memories of Celceta.
There’s more information on all of this week’s releases down below and a list of this week’s new game add-ons at the PlayStation Blog…
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory ($39.99)
Join Neptune as she is thrust out of the peaceful Gamindustri she loves to be lazy in and finds herself in an alternate dimension—the Gamindustri of the 80′s! Fast-paced combat, several dozen dungeons to explore, and improved battle mechanics, oh my! Complete unique Challenges to boost stats, or call on Scouts to seek out new dungeons for you! Help Neptune get home in this over-the-top comedy RPG!
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation ($29.99)
Heaven’s Hitman is back… With a Vengeance! Demonic powers are manifesting, fighting over the fates of imprisoned souls caught in Purgatory. Once again, Daniel Garner, the Curse of Darkness and the Toy of Light, has to fight his way past hordes of demons. Can he stop the powerful creatures that stand in his way?
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers ($59.99)
The ultimate Saint Seiya fighting game! Battle your way through 3 famous Chapters (Sanctuary, Poseidon and Hades) with over 50 playable fighters. Discover the most complete Saints experience with character customization, new battle systems and 3 online modes to fight against players all over the world. Save Athena, Save the World!
Super Motherload ($14.99)
Set on Mars in an alternate Cold-War era, Super Motherload is a 1 to 4-player couch co-op digging adventure with branching storyline choices, a fully voiced cast of Soviet and American characters, and a procedurally-generated world that changes each time you play. (Includes PS4 Version Download)
PS3 – PSone Classics
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions ($5.99)
Metal Gear Solid is one of the most successful, and maybe one of the best, PlayStation games ever. These virtual reality missions expand on the training of the special forces unit your character in MGS came from.
Oddworld: Abe Boxx ($9.99)
Hey, remember that quirky demo that came with your original PlayStation®, something about an alien escaping a factory? Did you never get the chance to finish that tough-as-nails game or its sequel? Now’s your chance to play Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee and continue the story in Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus.
Run, jump and possess your way across seven levels of legendary platforming action in the first Oddworld game, freeing 99 of your fellow Mudokons. Then join Abe again in taking down SoulStorm Brewery across eight even bigger levels, and free another 300 Mudokons from a life of gruelling “employment”.
PS Vita Games
Ys: Memories of Celceta ($39.99)
World-famous adventurer Adol Christin awakens in the land of Celceta, remembering only his own name. Eager to unravel the mystery of his past and the cause of his predicament, he sets off to map the uncharted wilderness that claimed his memories in this latest action RPG offering from Nihon Falcom. Join Adol as he traverses the largest overworld in the series with many new friends at his side!
The new consoles have launched and the Fall gaming avalanche is over, but here’s a quartet of new games that publishers are pushing out in the days before Black Friday:
- The long-running Ys series gets a new entry as XSEED plans to release Ys: Memories of Celceta for the Vita.
- Demonic first person shooter Painkiller: Hell & Damnation comes to the PS3 courtesy of Nordic Games.
And Air Conflicts: Vietnam will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 by Kalypso Media.
See you next week!
The PS3/Xbox 360 port of Painkiller Hell & Damnation was tentatively set for a late January release, but it looks like the devils at Nordic Games have other plans. The publisher has announced that the game will now be released for consoles in April. European gamers will get it on April 5 while a new American release date has yet to be announced.
No specific reasons were given for the delay, but a Nordic representative has revealed that the development team at The Farm 51 needed a little more time to get the console version up to snuff.
“We have been working around the clock to bring the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game in line with the quality and standard of the PC game,” said Reinhard Pollice, the Production and Business Development Manager at Nordic Games. “There has been a slight delay so that the console communities can enjoy the fiendishly ghoulish experience that we know they want and deserve. In taking this additional time to add the final touches, we know that players will realise that the best things do come to those who wait!”
Hopefully, we’ll hear about the final US release date soon.
Nordic Games has announced that Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, their remake of the Doom-like first person shooter, will be available in “uncut” form for the PC on October 31. That’s right, Halloween. Muwhahahaha.
With the evil laugh out of the way, Nordic also revealed that a PS3 and Xbox 360 version of Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is also in the works. The PS3/Xbox 360 edition of the game, along with a “cut” version of the PC edition, will be available in stores on January 22, 2013.
If you’re so inclined, a PC-exclusive Collector’s Edition will also be available on October 31 and it’ll include “stickers, postcards from hell, ten tracks from the heavy metal soundtrack, a making of DVD, in-game tarot card for Single Player Power-Up and an exclusive multiplayer skin.”
Nordic Games is bringing back the Painkiller franchise with a new installment called Painkiller Hell & Damnation. The game is being developed by Polish studio The Farm 51, and will be developed with the Unreal Engine 3.
Expect lots of fast-paced gameplay and big boss fights with an “old school FPS ideology.”
Reinhard Pollice, who is responsible for Business and Product Development at Nordic Games, said player skill will be the most important part of the game, and that they will be putting “tremendous emphasis on the game’s multiplayer component.”
A first build is being shown at E3 2012, and Nordic Games promised that more information is forthcoming!