Phew, with Christmas bearing down fast, it’s been all hands on deck here at SCEE this week. I hope you’re all getting in the holiday spirit too. If not, check out our on-going 12 Deals of Christmas sale – that should do the trick. The next deal goes live very early Sunday morning offering a massive saving on one of this year’s best games.
Oh, and congratulations to the sleuths who cracked our thinly-veiled teaser images – impressive stuff. Hopefully you’ll still be surprised by a few of the offers remaining…
Elsewhere on the Blog this week, we had a first-look at the incoming Kat and Emmett DLC for PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, posted a status update on the very exciting PS Vita action RPG Soul Sacrifice and got the full lowdown on the digital release of Mass Effect from the good folks at BioWare. See below for the full reading list.
And we’ve another busy week coming up. Set your alarm clocks for Monday – we’ve got a really exciting post going up early doors.
One final thing – I’ve got a brief note from the Sound Shapes team to pass on, regarding issues with the new patch:
“We have just released an update to address the compatibility issues between Sound Shapes players in different territories. Currently EU users are experiencing issues when playing levels created by non-EU users, and this update will address this issue. The in-game store will be enabled by this update, but new content will not be available to purchase until Wednesday 12th December. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused by these issues, and we appreciate your patience.”
- The 12 Deals of Christmas! – “Deal 2” of “The 12 Deals of Christmas!” annouced.
- Community update: FIFA 13, Gran Turismo and Xi – All the news from the Enlgish lanuguage forums.
- Video Store update: 3rd December 2012 – Laure Casteran had more new releases to tell us about, including The Bourne Legacy and The Dark Knight Rises.
- PS Vita’s Soul Sacrifice: Leviathan and Ghost Mode Revealed – Comcept founder and gaming legend Keiji Inafune with an update on his new ation RPG.
- Sack it to Me: It’s time to Deck the Halls! – The team at Little Big Planet help kick festivities into gear by releasing the Santa Costume and Festive Minipack this week.
- Music Unlimited wants to hear your “Best of 2012″ – Music Unlimited let us know about some top releases before the year is up and request your picks of the year.
- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Hands-on with Kat and Emmett – SuperBot offers some insight into how the first DLC characters will play.
- PlayStation Mobile: EcoFish makes a splash tomorrow – All the beans are spilled on the latest PlayStation Mobile release – EcoFish.
- Far Cry 3 continues the insanity in January with High Tides DLC – The co-op DLC pack for Far Cry 3, High Tides, is coming exclusively to PS3.
- PlayStation Home: It’s bingo time! – Updates from Blueprint:Home, JAM Games, Iron Fusion Envoy, Lockwood HQ and more.
- UNCHARTED: Fight For Fortune launches tomorrow on PS Vita – A turn-based action-adventure card game featuring all the heroes and villains that you’ve met throughout the UNCHARTED games.
- The 12 Deals of Christmas! – Deal 3 annouced.
- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch demo available today – Try out Level-5’s epic adventure now!
- “Heads-up” PlayStation Store update 5th December 2012 – Leading the way this week is Guardians of Middle-Earth – an authentic multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game set in the Lord of the Rings universe.
- LittleBigPlanet Karting demo hits the road today – Containing a Tutorial track, two Story tracks, a mini-game and a solid selection of costumes, karts, stickers and more to customise your experience with.
- Sportsfriends: Johann Sebastian Joust – screen-free fun for PS Move – J.S. Joust is a motion control game for two to seven players. The game isn’t even played with a screen! It’s played using sound, rumble, and the LED light on the Move controllers.
- Back to the beginning: Bringing Mass Effect to PS3 – Find out how BioWare’s classic space RPG made it to PS3.
- PlayStation Mobile: Lemmings is back! – A retro classic returns!
- PlayStation Store PAL charts: November 2012 – Find out who the movers and shakers were last week.
- The 12 Deals of Christmas! – Deal 4 annouced.
- New versions of Alundra, Tomba! and Tomba! 2 now available – MonkeyPaw refreshes a few of its much-loved retro releases.
- Hands-on with BioShock Infinite for PS3 – We have an early look at the very impressive new entry in the BioShock series, due out early next year.
- Spyro the Dragon returns to PSN next week! – Our little purple friend Spyro is upon us!
- Weekend Debate: The ultimate gaming night – You’re throwing a gaming night with friends – or ‘party’ if you prefer. What three games do you line up, and why?
- Weekend Essentials – Batman: Arkham City on PlayStation Plus, Mass Effect and Uncharted: Fight for Fortune… let PlayStation brighten up your weekend.
- Bundles of fun – Start your PS3, PS Vita or PSP adventure with a great value hardware and software pack from PlayStation.
- Win BIG: PS Vita plus 6 games to be won – Sign up to Inside PS Vita for your chance to win a PS Vita system and six top titles.
- Game On – Start your week with news no Batman fan can miss, and see if your passion for Call of Duty: Black Ops II matches one record breaker’s…