Posted 27 January
The PlayStation Blog recap
Good morning one and all. Yes, another busy week here on PlayStation Blog. In case you missed any of the announcements, here’s your regular weekly catch-up digest.
Highlights this week included a look at the two special editions for The Last of Us and news of a forthcoming demo for Naughty Dog’s latest. We launched a massive Final Fantasy sale on PlayStation Store and added more deals to our January sale, including big savings on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Max Payne 3. We also heard from the creator of classic RPG Demon’s Souls, the team behind quirky platformer The Cave and the writer of impending blockbuster BioShock Infinite.
Please, enjoy your weekend – we’ll see you back here next week for news on your February PlayStation Plus content, status updates from the Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway teams, and word on a handful of other big titles for both PS3 and PS Vita.
- Video Store update, 21st January 2013 – All this week’s Video Store releases.
- Community update: Grow your PSN friend list – Your weekly roundup of what’s happening in the Official PlayStation Community.
- Huge Final Fantasy sale starts on PlayStation Store this week – Great discounts on a range of Final Fantasy titles
- Rods at the ready – Let’s Fish! Hooked On release date confirmed – PS Vita’s first full-scale fishing game is on its way
- Sack it to Me: Garfield arrives in LittleBigPlanet – Brand new costumes and stickers for Sackboy.
- Demon’s Souls’ creator looks back at the making of an RPG classic – Find out more about From’s game, which is now available as a digital download on PlayStation Store.
- PlayStation Mobile spotlight: Gun Commando – Try this classic “old-school, new-cool” first person shooter.
- DUST 514’s open beta is now live – Experience a merging of communities from two different game genres in Dust 514’s trial run.
- PlayStation Home: Drey goes Noir – Check out this week’s Home update.
- Start exploring The Cave on PSN from tomorrow – Puzzle your way through a Victorian mansion, a museum from the far future, a desert island, and much more…
- The Last of Us: Joel Edition and Ellie Edition announced! – Pre-order your special edition of Ellie or Joel ahead of the game’s May release.
- PlayStation Store January Sale (update) – Check out the third round of additions to the January Sale
- Doodle God launches on PS Vita today – Mix and match different combinations of fire, earth, water and air to create an entire civilization!
- Zombie Driver HD crashes into PSN today – Undead automobile mayhem on PlayStation 3
- Six weeks of free PlayStation Mobile gaming (update) – This week’s complimentary title is rhythm puzzler Beats Slider
- ‘Heads-up’ PlayStation Store update, 23rd January 2013 – This week’s new game content in full
- VidZone update: Let the Chart Zone set you free – This week we’re featuring our new Chart Zone – an ever changing list of content to help you explore the very best of what VidZone has to offer.
- The Last of Us demo included with God of War: Ascension – Find out how you can get an early glimpse at Naughty Dog’s latest
- Access episode 66: Ni No Kuni! Tomb Raider! Dust 514! – Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch stars as Game of the Week in Access TV episode 66, plus Tomb Raider, Dust 514 beta news and more.
- Writing BioShock Infinite – Irrational Games tries to answer a tough question: “How do you write for a BioShock game?”
- Weekend Debate: What have videogames taught you? – What transferable skills have video games taught you? Let usk now!
- The Weekend Playlist, 26th January 2013 – Our guest this week is Pawel Lekki from EXOR Studios, creator of Zombie Driver HD.
- Weekend Essentials – Get stuck into a host of gaming treats this weekend with our pick of the latest releases on PS3 and PS Vita.
- Obsession Confessions: Killzone Trilogy – Find out what the PlayStation Community’s top moments are from Guerrilla’s thrill-a-minute shooter series.
- PS Vita system software update (ver. 2.05) – Download this version of the system software for general bug fixes.
- Preview: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Find out how we get on with LEVEL-5 and Studio Ghibli’s adventure of a lifetime.
- Preview: Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable – We get our hands on Namco’s bug-busting intergalactic action adventure on PS Vita.
- The PS3 games in 2013 to watch out for
- FIFA 13 tips: buy the ultimate team for career mode that costs less than £50 million
- God Of War: Ascension trailer breakdown
- Ni no Kuni PS3 tips: how to win battles, evolve familiars and complete bounties
- Dunwall’s biggest monster – how Rich Wordsworth became The Devil in Dishonored