And as if that’s not enough Need For Speed action for you, I’m happy to announce that we have teamed up with our good friends at EA to bring you big savings on a range of titles and DLC from the series.
The deals below will last for one week from Wednesday 31st July. Grab them while you can!
Hey, it’s great to be back on the PlayStation.Blog. We’ve been working hard on Need for Speed Most Wanted, our second Need for Speed game after 2011′s Hot Pursuit. I’m pleased to tell you that we’ve just put the finishing touches on the game, and we’re winding up the online servers to take a beating from you guys come launch day – October 30th.
It’s a pretty exciting time for PlayStation fans, and we’re really excited to be able to talk not just about the PS3 game, but also our first for PS Vita. If you don’t know anything about Most Wanted, here’s the deal. The original Most Wanted was our favorite Need for Speed game. We loved the epic cop chases, hot cars, and most of all that unbeatable sensation of fast, reckless driving while on the run from the law.
So after finishing Hot Pursuit, we set out to create a game that brought you all these great elements, but fresh for 2012 and with a little Criterion DNA running through it. That means it had to be about online, friends and competition, with a Most Wanted twist. (more…)
Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam by Eduardo Vasconcellos
Tomorrow’s the day all our amazing PlayStation 3 fans can get their hands on Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam for the very first time. This expansion pack to Battlefield: Bad Company 2 adds new maps, weapons, vehicles and trophies, all set to some of the most iconic tunes of the Vietnam-era, making for one dynamic tour of duty.
Along with all of this great content comes a challenge to you, our PlayStation 3 audience, directly from Battlefield developer DICE called The Battle for Hastings. This challenge asks players to complete 69 million support actions within Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam, which will unlock the fifth map to be found in the expansion, Operation Hastings.
Get ready to do your part in The Battle for Hastings and download Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for the PlayStation 3 on 22 December! And while you’re at it, take advantage of our newly dropped prices on Onslaught (now €4.99), Shortcut Kit (€14.99), and, in case you haven’t picked up the variety of multiplayer maps through our VIP Pass, you can now pick that up for just €9.99.
Dead Space 2 demo by Jay Frechette
Hello Dead Space fans! Tomorrow the single player demo for Dead Space 2 is available from PlayStation Store. We can’t wait for you guys to play it and wanted to share a couple details of what to expect.
In the Dead Space 2 demo, you will take engineer Isaac Clarke on a terrifying adventure through the Church of Unitology; what appears to be a sanctuary quickly turns dangerous and deadly during the Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl. You’ll have access to a variety of new tools, including the new Javelin gun that has an electrifying secondary attack, the updated stasis recharge mechanic and enhanced telekinesis ability. Don’t forget to stop at the Store to change into the advanced suit, equipped with jets that will allow Isaac full 360 control in zero-g space. We hope you enjoy it and pick up Dead Space 2 when it’s released on 28 January.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit: Super Sports Pack by Spenser Norrish
One of the fastest street legal race cars ever manufactured has joined the pursuit. The GUMPERT Apollo S—as well as the equally awesome Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport—is now available in Need For Speed Hot Pursuit via the Super Sports Pack.
This DLC (available for €6.99) introduces three new events and 11 new trophies into the fray.
Mass Effect 2 demo by Jarrett Lee
Tomorrow will be the first time PlayStation 3 gamers will be able to experience the Mass Effect universe. The demo for Mass Effect 2 has arrived, allowing players to experiment with character creation (which will you chose: play as the iconic John Shepard or your own customised Commander Shepard?), play through the opening levels of the game, and even jump to an area further into the game to try out some of the more intense combat areas and see the kinds of amazing locations that can be visited throughout the story.
Mass Effect 2 for PlayStation 3 is the most advanced Unreal Engine game shipped to date, and makes full use of the PlayStation 3′s hardware to bring this BioWare-created universe to life in spectacular detail. In fact, it was built on the same engine being used to build the recently announced Mass Effect 3. Here’s your chance to see it for yourself – and don’t forget that after the holiday the full game arrives on PS3 January 21st – including six hours of bonus missions and an interactive digital comic designed by BioWare and Dark Horse Comics to introduce new players to the franchise. The digital comic allows players to make key choices about their back-story that will be reflected during their game.
And that’s not all…
Starting tomorrow, EA is happy to offer you the following add-ons for some of your favorite games at a lower price!
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit races onto the PlayStation 3 today asking the vital question: are you a racer or are you a cop? That’s the choice you’ll make when you get behind the wheel and start tearing up the streets of Seacrest County.
Need for Speed Hot PursuitPlayStation 3 players will experience the thrill of the chase and the rush of the escape as they play through full careers as both a cop and a racer solo or connected. The blistering speeds, brutal busts and heart-stopping getaways are all connected via Need for Speed Autolog.
This network not only connects friends for epic head-to head pursuits and races, but also enables players to compare performances and stats, thereby setting the stage for the ultimate in friendly competition. I can tell you from playing here in the office that Autolog will bring out the compeition in you – even if you’re not a competitive person. Every day we’re amazed at the new times people set on each of the events. You think it can’t be beaten…until it is. Finding the right combination of shortcuts, nitrous useage, and bust strategies is the key to achieving the best time.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit also provides you with exciting online game modes: Hot Pursuit, Interceptor, and Race. Hot Pursuit is the exciting hunter vs. hunted mode where players can play as cops or racers. As the cops, you’ll want to shut down the race by taking out the racers any way you can. As the racers, you have one goal – reach the finish line.
With Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit racing to a 19 November release date, EA sent me this video of Roll Deep burning rubber with Ben Collins, the man formerly known as The Stig, in a real-life recreation of the game’s high-speed police chases.
If the Metropolitan police had Lamborghinis like that, then they’d have at least one more recruit right here…