Home Square is set to be like a scene from Call of the Wild after this week’s update, which sees a herd of new animal companions added to PlayStation Home.
Heavy Water is bringing a new range of virtual pets under the Heavy Pets brand Visit the PlayStation Home Mall where you can purchase companions, controllable in-apartment pets and furniture pieces to show off your collection. You can purchase individual peeps or bundles of three and ten from Home Stuff.
Heavy Water also provided the following message: “New pets and creatures will be made available in the near future – stay in the loop by going to www.heavy-pets.com to see what’s in development. Comments, ideas or requests? Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the kittens from a couple of weeks ago, the Vstore has a full-sized Black Labrador Dog called ‘Binx’ that will follow you around, chase his tail and other animations, while in Home Stuff you can find an animated goat and cow to turn your apartment into a farmyard.
The final companion this week is death personified — the Li’l Reaper will stalk you from the shadows and strike out at you with the fabled scythe of the dead.
From a black scythe to White Lies, Universal is opening a new store in the shopping centre called Access All Areas where you can pick up merchandise from some of their biggest acts. Launching this week we have Florence + the Machine T-shirts; White Lies Drum Kits and Drum Parts; The Wanted Leather jacket, boots and chunky scarf; and Tinchy Strider hoodies and Jackets. We also have an array of ornamental instruments for your apartment.
Lockwood has provided the following for their update: “This week sees the Lockwood Catalogue taking on a very oriental feel for this latest collection of formal-wear. Exquisite embroidery gives a lush exotic touch to the men’s smart Chinese jacket and for women the silk Cheongsam dress is complemented by a decorative fan. If you like your clothes smart, fashionable and versatile these items will be a wonderful addition to your wardrobe. For the shopper under pressure you’ll be glad to know the full outfits are available in value packs.”
“For fans of the Lockwood Gift Machine a new and improved version is now available as a reward. So by entering Lockwood Publishing spaces like the Sodium Hub you will automatically find the new Gift Machine in your inventory as Reward Item. We’ve have also taken the time to adjust the Gift Machine workings making it even more efficient. Had a gift sent through to you but not been able to receive it? You’ll find the gift winging its way to you with the latest version of this wonderful machine.”
Elsewhere, The Funksters ’74 will be jiving their way into the nDream Store (which itself has undergone a makeover) with funky disco clothes for your avatar and 70′s furniture and shag carpet bundles for your apartment. Billabong is introducing some new surfer clothing for the guys and there are some Judge Dredd T-shirts in the Vstore.
PlayStation Home will update at the regular time on Thursday.