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PSN Today: 007 Legends, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Silent Hill: Book of Memories, more

Everyone’s favorite spy, James Bond, and everyone’s favorite space marine, uh… the Doomguy, recreate some of their classic adventures in this week’s PlayStation Store update.

Agent 007’s mission is to relive the last 50 years of the Bond film franchise in anticipation of the upcoming Skyfall. Taking missions from five previous Bond films (one each for every man who’s played Bond), 007 Legends promises to be the ultimate Bond history lesson.

Also available this week is Doom 3: BFG Edition, a compilation containing Doom, Doon II, Doom 3, Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil, and the brand new Doom 3: The Lost Mission expansion. Only Tom Cruise carries more “doom” around.

If you’re a PS Vita owner, you might be more interested in something completely new… like early access to the PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale beta (PS Plus subscribers with a PS3 can get in as well). Konami has also finally released the WayForward-developed Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the handheld.

Hit the jump for a look at the rest of this week’s new releases (including Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, and many more). And don’t forget to check out the PlayStation Blog for all of this week’s new game add-ons and PlayStation Plus bonuses. (more…)

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New Releases: 007 Legends, Doom 3 BFG Edition, Dance Central 3, More

This week’s new releases are shaken, not stirred, and plenty scary. Don’t believe me, check ’em out…

Just like he likes his martinis, James Bond has been shaken out of his MGM bankruptcy-imposed slumber for 007 Legends on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Bringing together the plots of six different Bond movies (including next month’s Skyfall), the game promises to be an excellent history lesson on the last 50 years of Her Majesty’s greatest secret agent.

Also like Mr. Bond’s martinis, you’ll want to not stir, but shake it for Dance Central 3. The Xbox 360-exclusive is Harmonix’s third trip on the dance floor and this time they’re bringing “Ice Ice Baby.” It’s about time.

For scares, we’ve got a trio of choices this week: id’s reworked Doom 3: BFG Edition (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), Konami’s Vita-exclusive Silent Hill: Book of Memories, and Atari’s Roller Coaster Tycoon 3D (on the 3DS, naturally). Boo!

Skylanders Giants will also be available this week, but not on Tuesday. The toy-powered game will be released in both a Starter Pack and a Portal Owners Pack across the 3DS, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 on Sunday, October 21.

You can find more new releases after the break… and some of them even fit the theme. (more…)

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Another delay for Silent Hill: Book of Memories… this time to October

Konami’s Silent Hill: Book of Memories has gone through several different release dates this year. The Vita game was initially given a February release date alongside the handheld’s launch. When that date came and went, it was pushed back to March and then delayed a third time into May.

Now, with half the days of May gone by, it’s been delayed again.

Speaking to Game Informer, Konami has confirmed that Silent Hill: Book of Memories will now be released in October. So update your calendars accordingly.

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Konami delays Silent Hill: Book of Memories again

As you may have noticed from the latest new release report, Konami’s Silent Hill: Book of Memories will be a no-show on store shelves this week. A representative for the publisher confirmed the delay to Ripten:

Unfortunately Book of Memories has been delayed. Stay tuned for a more formal announcement.

Many online retailers, including Amazon and GameFly, have given the game a placeholder date of May 31 (which is a Thursday, definitely meaning its not the real release date). So don’t expect to see Silent Hill: Book of Memories for a while.

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March is Silent Hill month thanks to Book of Memories, HD Collection, Downpour delays

With three Silent Hill games on the schedule (one for each month), Konami had previously planned to keep gamers in the state of perpetual panic throughout the new year. But several delays have now condensed a season of scares into one monstrous month.

Silent Hill HD Collection will bow first on March 6. The PS3 and Xbox 360 package will collect Silent Hill 2 (considered by many to be the best game in the series) and Silent Hill 3 into a single package. The compilation will include new vocal performances and updated high definition graphics.

Silent Hill: Downpour, also in the works for the PS3 and Xbox 360, will follow the HD Collection into stores a week later on March 13. Developed by Vatra Games (their first in the Silent Hill series), Downpour is a twist on The Fugitive formula as convicted felon Murphy Pendleton escapes a prison bus crash outside a familiarly foggy burg.

Finally, the series will make its debut on Sony’s new Vita handheld on March 27 with Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Book of Memories introduces time travel to the Silent Hill universe and also includes another first, a multiplayer mode.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Vita’s US launch

With the launch of the PlayStation Vita exactly two months away, Sony has released a detailed outline of the handheld’s launch plans including day one games, launch window games, and prices for every announced peripheral.

As you know, the Vita will be available in three different packages. A “First Edition” bundle will be released on February 15 (which is less than two months away) that includes a carrying case and Little Deviants. February 22 is the official launch day, which will see the release of a Wi-Fi model available for $249.99 and a 3G/Wi-Fi model available for $299.99. All Sony-published launch games will be available on the 15th to support the “First Edition” bundle.

In addition to the system itself, every Vita system includes six Augment Reality Play cards and one voucher to download a handful of augmented reality mini games from the PlayStation Network.

Hit the jump for the complete list of every launch day and launch window game. (more…)

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Konami releasing 3 Silent Hill games in first 3 months of 2012

The Wintertime is already cold and dark and a little scary, but Konami plans to make it downright terrifying next year. Over the first three months of 2012, the publisher plans to release three new games in the Silent Hill series.

Konami plans to ease us into their Silent Hill marathon with the release of the Silent Hill HD Collection on January 24. The PS3/Xbox 360 package collects Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 together and gives them an HD makeover for the first time.

In February, the terror goes portable as Silent Hill: Book of Memories comes to the Vita. Sony’s next handheld is scheduled for a February 22 launch in the US, so consider this one a launch title.

Finally, the Vatra Games-developed Silent Hill: Downpour will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in March.

And they say Christmas Halloween comes but once a year.

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