Posted 24 March
PlayStation Home: Stereophonics Gig, Audi Updates, And More!
Exciting happenings in PlayStation Home this week! The highlight has to be the Stereophonics gig, however we’ll also be bringing a couple of updates to the Audi Home Terminal and the brand new Assassin’s Creed Abstergo Labs space. Read on for all the details, and some extra surprises…
Come along for exclusive live footage and interview with the band, as well as great Stereophonics Home items available to kit out your apartment and avatars.
What’s more, keep your eyes peeled for band members Kelly and Richard in Home! They’ll be popping into the SingStar Rooms VIP on Thursday evening for a ‘Meet and Greet’ with the Home and SingStar community. Check back on Thursday for more info!
For all fans of Assassin’s Creed, this week sees the arrival in Home of the Abstergo Animus Labs. Can you discover all the hidden messages and escape the labs through the concealed entrance to the Assassin’s Hideout? Having been affected by the Bleeding Effect, you’ll have access to Eagle Vision to help you crack the codes and unlock the security systems.
These spaces are chock full of information about Assassin’s Creed, including concept artwork, databases on the locations and characters to be found in Assassin’s Creed II, Developer Diaries and more! Perhaps most exciting, however, is the Vendetta multiplayer mini game. Based on the tower defence genre, you’ll need to use a Hero in tandem with defensive structures and other buildings in a battle against other Home residents to defend your castle.
You’ll want to visit the cinema this week, where you’ll find a wealth of video content to support the upcoming release of the movie KICK-ASS. Follow the poster trail to get hold of two free costumes of the film’s lead characters: Kick Ass and Hit Girl. Don’t wait too long to get yours, as they’ll only be available for a limited time!
This week sees the launch of a huge update for the Audi Home Terminal including a fantastic new game – A1 Windows – and a first for Home, the introduction of the Audi presentations, with your very own virtual host, Ralf.
To celebrate the launch of the new Audi A1, Audi will release a new mini game in the Audi Home Terminal: the A1 Windows Game. Situated around the space are several new ‘viewer’ objects. Simply activate one of these objects to launch the aero-cam and travel through the city to play the game. Each window you visit contains a new level. Complete them all to win a new reward for your personal spaces!
The Audi presentations will talk in more detail about some of the innovative and progressive things that Audi do as a company. This first presentation starts with a rundown on the technology behind the all new electric Frankfurt-Showcar Audi e-tron. The presentations begin at 11:00, and run again at 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 and 20:00 GMT (12:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 & 21:00 CET).
As promised when we launched the Audi Home Terminal, there’s more in the pipeline for the year ahead. Finally, if you want to know how the Audi space was conceived and put together, visit the gallery section of the Audi Home Terminal to watch the ‘making of’ video.
Still reading? Good, because we’re not done yet! There’s quite a range of new clothing, costumes and other items available this week as well…
Firstly, four of the highly anticipated Tekken 6 costumes arrive tomorrow. For male avatars there’s Kazuya and Lars. Both are available as full costume bundles or individual items. For our female community we’ve got Asuka and Alisa; again available as bundles or individual pieces. Kazuya is free, while the others are priced at 2.99 €/£2.39 for the full costume bundles.
If Katamari Damacy is more to your tastes, there’s a treat in store this week. Available as a bundle or individual parts is the unique Katamari Damacy Prince costume. Additionally there’s a range of t-shirts for both men and women – including a shirt and bag combo – as well as rainbow headphones.
Finally, tomorrow we say farewell to the White Knight Chronicles event. Tonight is your last chance to visit the space before it’s gone for good!