So, last week I promised you a bumper seven days for indie announcements, and I hope you’ll agree that we duly delivered. We took the wraps off Spelunky, Terraria PS Vita, Limbo PS Vita, Guacamelee!, Metrico, Primal Carnage and Divekick, among others, and saw progress updates from the genius teams behind rain, Velocity Ultra and ibb & obb.
With the likes of Hotline Miami, Frozen Synapse, Thomas Was Alone, Sportsfriends and Luftrausers also on the way, it’s shaping up to be a fantastic summer for those PS Vita and PS3 owners into the quirkier side of gaming. And there’s more exciting reveals to come, of course.
That said, the indies didn’t have a total PS Blog monopoly this week. Ken Levine stopped by to mark BioShock Infinite’s triumphant launch, Insomniac boss Ted Price answered your Fuse questions, we caught our first glimpse of some Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag gameplay and Sly Cooper returned to the wild. Oh, and don’t forget the beefy Spring sale on PlayStation Store.
See the full reading list below and, should it be observed in your region, I hope you all have a great Easter holiday weekend!
- Community update: Tribal Knowledge Base launched – A new feature that allows several users to collaborate and create an article together.
- Video Store update: Skyfall, Rise of the Guardians – Four new Video Store releases arrived this week.
- Doctor Who is coming to PlayStation Home – The world’s most famous Time Lord is entering the virtual world!
- Fuse: Your questions answered, release date announced – Insomniac boss Ted Price stops by to discuss the studio’s new squad shooter
- Sack it to Me: BioShock Infinite heads to LittleBigPlanet – Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth arrive in the BioShock Infinite Costume Pack.
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag gameplay revealed – Plunge into the chaotic, treacherous yet verdant world of the West Indies of 1715…
- Rain: Take a look at the first gameplay trailer – Take a closer look at Japan Studio intriguing adventure title.
- Primal Carnage: Genesis announced for PlayStation 4 – A first glimpse of a new episodic adventure due for PS4.
- Fighting community phenomenon Divekick is coming to PSN – Divekick began as a late night joke: “What if there was a game called Divekick, and the characters were Dive and Kick, and the buttons were Dive and Kick?”
- Spelunky is coming to PS3 and PS Vita this Summer! – The famously fiendish indie platformer is on its way to PlayStation platforms.
- PlayStation welcomes more indie developers to current and future PS platforms at GDC 2013 – All the announcements from this year’s show.
- LittleBigPlanet PS Vita’s Marvel Arcade Pack lands next week – Includes three fantastic new games, each of which will challenge you in very different ways.
- BioShock Infinite reaches for the skies on PS3 this week – Irrational’s Ken Levine makes a guest appearance on the Blog to herald the arrival of his FPS masterpiece.
- Guacamelee! body slams PS3 and PS Vita next month – Platformers don’t get any more eye-popping than this…
- PlayStation Home update: Doctor Who arrives in Home – Doctor Who, Grow Home and more in this week’s update.
- Announcing Metrico, a new PS Vita exclusive via Pub Fund – First look at an atmospheric puzzle action game that strives to create a unique mindset of its own.
- God of War: Ascension update 1.03 tweaks Trial of Archimedes, adds customisation features – Santa Monica details a handful of updates to its latest action title.
- Defiance – Ark Hunter Chronicles episode 6 – Called “Vanishing Commodities”, this episode shows our trio of Ark Hunters setting out to find new weapons for their activities.
- The PlayStation Store Egg Hunt starts today – There are all manner of great delas in the week’s sale.
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time launches on PS3 and PS Vita this week! – Join master thief Sly Cooper as he makes his long-awaited return this week.
- ‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store update, 27th March 2013 – This week’s arrivals include BioShock Infinite, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Dead or Alive 5+ and more.
- Velocity Ultra: new trailers and new features for PS Vita shoot ‘em up – Futurlab stops by to update us on its hotly anticipated shoot ‘em up.
- Table Mini Golf tees up on PS Vita soon – All the details on the latest SCEE AR Play title, available for pre-order now.
- Acclaimed sandbox adventure Terraria coming soon to PS Vita – The brilliant side-scroller goes handheld later this year.
- ibb & obb: How one man realised his PS3 indie dream – The full story of how Richard Boeser’s unique game took shape.
- The PlayStation Store Egg Hunt – offer 2 – Grab a massive saving on Tomb Raider.
- Weekend Debate: The best sports game of all time – Up for grabs this week: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 on PS3.
- PlayStation Store Egg Hunt – offer 3 – Our third update offers a discount on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.