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Sony has pushed another massive update onto the PlayStation Store. Let’s take a look at what new releases we can find on the PSN this week…
- Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition (PS3, PS4), The Reaper of Souls expansion to the action RPG is now available on consoles, bundled with the original game.
- Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3), Bandai Namco’s action RPG finally makes it way to North America.
- CounterSpy (PS3/PS4/PS Vita Cross-Buy), the final PlayStation Store Play is a funky spy game that is playable on all your PlayStation systems.
- Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS3, PS4), the team-based shooter is now available for PlayStation platforms.
- Hotline Miami (PS4), the wild shooter can now be purchased on your PS4.
New Releases: Tales of Xillia 2, Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
The Summer is winding down, but that’s a good thing for the New Releases calendar as three highly anticipated titles will make their way to store shelves this week.
The latest entry in Bandai Namco’s Tales series of action RPGs, Tales of Xillia 2, will finally make its North American PS3 debut. The game was originally released in Japan in 2012, but it’s better late than never. The next game in the franchise, Tales of Zestiria, will launch simultaneously in Japan and the rest of the world.
Also available this week is Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, the console-exclusive collection bundles together Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion into a single package. It’ll be available for the PS4 and Xbox One as well as the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Tales of Xillia 2 was released in Japan more than 18 months ago. Now, Bandai Namco is finally ready to announce a western release date for the game. The latest entry in the long-running Tales series will be released in North America exclusively for the PS3 on August 19. European gamers will have to wait an extra three days, until August 22, for the game to reach their shores.
The publisher also announced that a special Collector’s Edition of Tales of Xillia 2 will be available in August. The Collector’s Edition, which has been priced at $129.99, will come packaged with a ton of goodies:
- Collector’s Edition Packaging
- Ludger Kresnik Figure
- The Art of Tales of Xillia 2
- Special Music Selection CD
- Elle’s Pocket Watch (Non-Functioning Replica)
- Rollo Plushie Charm
- Classic “Tales of” Costume DLC (Yuri Lowell, Emil Castagnier, and Asbel Lhant)
Maybe it’s asking too much, but for $130, I’m a little surprised the watch doesn’t even work.
Namco Bandai had plenty of Tales news to announce on the PlayStation Blog today.
First up, the publisher announced that the 15th game in the Tales “main series,” Tales of Zestiria, is in development for the PS3. The game will be released simultaneously in Japan and the west, a first for the series. Details are still scarce, but Namco Bandai is planning to release the game as part of the 20th anniversary of the Tales series, so don’t expect to play it until 2015.
Namco Bandai also confirmed that Tales of Xillia 2 will be released for the PS3 in North America and Europe in 2014. Even though its a sequel Xillia 2 will follow two brand new characters, Ludger Kresnik and Elle Marta. But Hideo Baba, a Producer on the Tales series, ensures fans that they should “expect to see plenty of your favorite characters returning to help Ludger and Elle on their journey.”
Namco Bandai plans to release Tales of Xillia for the PS3 on August 6. The game was originally released in Japan in 2011 and took two long years to travel across the Pacific.
Luckily, fans of the Tales series won’t have to wait very long for the sequel. The publisher has announced (during France’s Japan Expo) that Tales of Xillia 2 will be released in North America and across Europe in 2014.