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Joe Danger Vita announced alongside September’s PlayStation Plus titles

That’s right folks, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the unveiling of next month’s PlayStation Plus games! Starting September 2nd, the following titles will be free – so long as you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber:

PlayStation 4

  • Velocity 2X
  • Sportsfriends

PlayStation 3

  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Hoard

PlayStation Vita

  • Joe Danger
  • TxK

As you may have noticed, the list includes Hello Games’ Joe Danger. The indie publisher’s stunt sim will be available for the Vita for all on September 2, but only Plus subscribers will be able to download it for free.

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Be thankful for a PSN update including Epic Mickey 2, PS All-Stars, Family Guy, more

PS3, Vita, and PSP owners will have a lot to be thankful for this week as Sony has added more than a dozen games to the PlayStation Store in an attempt to steal some of your Black Friday dollars.

Leading the way are a trio of PS3 Full Games that includes mascot brawler PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, artistic sequel Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and the cartoonish chaos of Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse. PlayStation All-Stars is also available to download on the Vita.

But there’s even more to be thankful for, including…

  • The final episode of Telltale’s The Walking Dead adaptation, “No Time Left.”
  • Doom Classic Complete, a PS3 compilation that includes Ultimate Doom, Doom II (plus “The Master Levels”), and Final Doom.
  • A Vita-exclusive remake of Persona 4, subtitled “Golden.”
  • The wild Grasshopper Manufacture shoot ’em up Sine Mora (on PSN and Vita).
  • The Vita remake of Sega’s cult classic, Jet Set Radio.

And that’s still not everything that was added to the PlayStation Store yesterday. You can hint the break for more information on every new release or visit the PlayStation Blog for a list of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)

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New Releases: Wii U, Hitman Absolution, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, More

The Wii U is finally here! If you managed to pre-order one, you’re likely playing it right now. And you also probably know that 29 games will be available on day one including New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, ZombiU, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Assassin’s Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Mass Effect 3. Wow.

In non-Wii U release news, Square Enix will release Hitman: Absolution, the first game in the series in over six years, for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Also available this week is Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (PS3, Vita), Activision’s Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), and Sega’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, Wii U).

Disney Interactive and game development legend Warren Spector have teamed up again to bring a second Epic Mickey title to stores. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360) is available today, along with its 3DS spinoff, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.

Finally, Atlus plans to release Persona 4: Golden for the Vita this week.

Looking for more new releases? You can find them after the break. (more…)

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Final boss from PlayStation All-Stars revealed as game goes gold

I’m not sure I’ll ever understand the logic of creating a “mascot fighter” when the majority of your mascots are hyper-realistic human beings. That said, the newly released opening cinematic for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is hugely entertaining. And it reveals the game’s final boss (original PlayStation mascot Polygon Man!).

On the third hand, Nathan Drake shooting at a prancing Sly Cooper is still pretty ridiculous.

The people of the world will get a chance to judge PlayStation All-Stars for themselves on November 20, when the game is released for the PS3 and Vita. Sony has announced that it’s officially gone gold and will be available at retail stores and on the PlayStation Network as a PS3/Vita Cross-Buy title.

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Drake, Cole, Sackboy battle Kratos in PlayStation All-Stars live action trailer

Today, Sony officially released a full-length live action trailer for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. Taking a cue from their critically-acclaimed “Michael” commercial, the ad features Sony mascots Kratos, Sackboy, Cole McGrath, and Nathan Drake duking it out in a dark alley. You got to hand it to the folks at Sony’s marketing department; they definitely know their stuff. Enjoy the show.

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale hits shelves on November 20th.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta begins today for PS Plus members

PlayStation Plus members and Vita owners are about to get a special treat: starting today, October 16, the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta will be available. It will open up to the general public on October 23, but Plus subscribers and Vita owners will get a full extra week of full-on brawling. The beta will close on October 30.

According to the PlayStation Blog, here’s what you can expect:

  • Playable characters are Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess
  • Stages are Metropolis and Hades
  • Tournament types will be four-player online tournaments and 2 v 2 online tournaments (For the latter, friend invites will be supported, meaning you and friend can take on another team online)

They’ve also unveiled all of the pre-order bonus skins. Check the image after the jump to see what you’ll be getting! (more…)

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Dante, Sackboy, Spike, Ratchet & Clank added to PlayStation All-Stars

News of Sony’s Smash Bros.-like PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale turned from a trickle into a pour over the weekend, as the company announced four new fighters at Germany’s Gamescom. Alongside previously announced combatants such as Kratos and Big Daddy, Sony revealed that Dante (from the Devil May Cry series), Spike (from Ape Escape), LittleBigPlanet‘s Sackboy, and the deadly double duo of Ratchet & Clank will be joining the fight.

If that were not enough to make even the staunchest critic salivate, a new stage was shown based on Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Labeled “Stowaway,” it takes place on the airplane Nathan hid in and ultimately crashed into the Arabian Desert. Players will not only have to contend with other fighters, but the constantly changing, shifting level as items come flying out of the plane.

I don’t know about you, reader, but I cannot wait to pummel Kratos with Sackboy. So what do you think? Is PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale going to be a Super Smash Bros Clone? Or is it going to be something special in its own right?

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

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Sony launches PS3/Vita “Cross Buy” program

Earlier this month, Sony released Sound Shapes on the PlayStation Network as a special PS3/Vita bundle. During their Gamescom presentation in Cologne, Germany this week, the publisher revealed that they’ll be expanding the program to retail releases this Fall.

This new bundling scheme will be known as the “Cross Buy” program, and starting this Fall, any gamer who purchases a “Cross Buy” PS3 title at retail will receive a voucher for a free downloadable copy of the Vita version. The first wave of “Cross Buy” titles will include PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (due out November 20), Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (due out sometime this Fall and known as Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force in Europe), and Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time (due out in 2013).

While the “Cross Buy” program is currently limited to Sony-published titles, the company is actively courting third party publishers to commit to it as well.

“We’ll obviously encourage third-parties to adopt it but ultimately whether or not a game includes Cross Buy is a publishing decision and it will be at the third parties’ discretion whether or not they want to go down that route,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

[Source: GamesIndustry International (1, 2)

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