Hello, and greetings from Tokyo!
There’s only one place to start this week’s Recap and it is, of course, the news that the redesigned PlayStation 3 will be making its way to European shelves on 28th September. Available in both 500GB and 12GB flavours, the new PS3 is super slimline and will be joined by a huge selection of brilliant 1st and 3rd Party Titles at a bargain price as part of the new PS3 Essentials range. Check out all of those games and more on the smaller, lighter PS3 here.
PS Vita owners also have plenty to celebrate this week. We announced that PlayStation Plus will be making its way to Vita in November, with full games, big discounts and more coming as part of the PS Plus package. More soon. Elsewhere: Starhawk goes digital, GT5 expands and Borderlands 2 launches! It’s all here in this week’s PlayStation.Blog Recap!
One more thing: many apologies for the lack of a Weekend Debate yesterday but my travels this week got in the way of finalising a prize. This will return next Friday with some super-rare Sony Japan goodies up for grabs.
Right – I’m off to catch my plane back to Blighty. Farewell for now!
- Community Update: Starhawk Wednesdays And Home Meet-Ups – A masquerade-themed meet up makes it way to Home, and there’s a chance to hang out in your ‘Hawk too…
- LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Launches This Week – Check Out The New Trailer – LittleBigPlanet PS Vita hit the shelves this week – check out the new trailer here
- PlayStation Home: Little Big Home Square – The PS Home team has been knitting furiously to create Little Big Home Square to celebrate the launch of LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
- Sleeping Dogs: Things You May Have Missed On Your First Play-Through – United Front Games share some insider tips and things to watch out for as you make your way through Hong Kong
- ‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 19 September 2012 – Vita owners! It’s time to take Sackboy on a new adventure in LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita
- PS Plus Update: Vita Support Arrives In November – Exciting news for PS Vita owners – PlayStation Plus is on the way in November. All the details here…
- Realms Of Ancient War Makes PSN Its Battlefield – Julien Millet of Wizarbox takes us on a tour through RAW and shares a little on the inspiration behind the game
- Tall Unlimited Takes You To A Higher Tower This Week – MonkeyPaw’s Ray Almeda has all the latest on retro releases for you, including classic puzzler Tall Unlimited
- Sack It To Me: Help Build the Ultimate LBP PS Vita Level! – Get creative and win fabulous prizes by helping to design the ultimate LittleBigPlanet PS Vita level
- Puppeteer – Brand New Trailer Treads The Boards At TGS – Gavin Moore from SCE Studios brings you the latest trailer and more on Puppeteer, direct from TGS
- PS3 Gets Smaller And Lighter – PlayStation 3 offers the ultimate in gaming and home entertainment at brilliant value for money, and it’s now available in an eye-catching smaller, lighter new design
- VIDZONE UPDATE: The King of Pop, 25 Years Of Badness – A celebration of an album so bad it’s called, well… Bad… and VMA winners Incubus, Breakbot, Lostprophets, Yeasayer and Two Door Cinema Club are all in this week’s VidZone
- New DLC On Its Way For GT5 – Three gorgeous new vehicles are making their way to GT5 on Wednesday 26th September – the same day that GT5: Academy Edition launches!
- Starhawk: Multi-Version PSN Release Incoming – Three ways to play, three brilliant offers – Starhawk goes digital and puts the decision in your hands. PS Plus subscribers won’t want to miss this…
- Red Johnson’s Chronicles: One Against All Open For Investigation On PSN – We chat to Djamil Kemal about the art style and inspiration behind Lexis Numerique’s new noir
- Soul Sacrifice Takes Tokyo Game Show – The legendary Keiji Inafune takes us through the latest showing of Soul Sacrifice hot from TGS
- Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time Hits PS3 And PSN In March – Find out what sweet pre-order bonuses you can nab when Sly hits stores (and PSN) in March next year
- Weekend Essentials 144 - Join Sackboy on a magical portable adventure, return to Pandora in Borderlands 2 and buckle up for a thrilling ride in F1 2012 on PS3 this weekend.
- PS3 gets smaller and lighter – With all the great games and features you love now wrapped up in a sleek new design, there’s never been a better time to get your hands on PlayStation 3.
- Win prizes with the LittleBigPlanet Sack app – Turn the LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita pack shot into an augmented reality experience.
- Game On - Enjoy some FINAL FANTASY frolics and LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita among other great games this week.
- TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 preview – Find out what it’s like to play the latest outing in the renowned beat ‘em up series.