The PlayStation Blog recap

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Hey there everyone. Fred here with your regular weekly recap of all things PlayStation. Highlights from the past seven days include tantalising new videos for PS4 blockbuster Killzone: Shadow Fall and lovely PSN adventure rain, a closer look at The Last of Us protagonist Ellie, some great new PS Vita indie releases (LIMBO and Rotating Octopus HD), and your regular Store/LBP/Home updates.

Do come back on Monday for the final run-in to E3 2013. Just one week to go now! We’ve plenty of great stuff planned, as well as a full lowdown on how you can enjoy the annual video games blow-out.

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Noctis_91 2 June, 2013 @ 10:11 am   1

Hi Fred 🙂 will we get an update this week on the replacement for infamous 2, motorstorm apocalypse and little big planet 2?

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:28 am    

    Not too far away, but I can’t give you a date I’m afraid.

dogwalker4000 2 June, 2013 @ 10:19 am   2

Any news on Dragon Fantasy? Last I heard was it was in submission but that was weeks ago, anything new to hear?

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:28 am    

    I haven’t heard anything recently, but will check in this morning.


‘The Last of Us’ demo was EXCELLENT 😛 Well done ND & SONY, it looks like another brilliant PlayStation game in the making 😉


Hi Fre(n)d. :p

I hope you have a great weekend.

I’d like to know if Playstation Plus Members will get a special discount deal for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn subscriptions.
It would be a perfect fit for PS+FFXIV. :p

Please arrange something for us Playstation Plus Members that want to adventure Eorzea on August 27th.

Also, I really can’t understand what the 3rd game for the Annual Playstation Plus swap titles will be.

I know the two will be:

-Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
-Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

because after careful examination, no other games are eligible.
But the 3rd?
Uncharted 3 GOTY? Maybe but unlikely.
Journey? Maybe but not big title.
LittleBigPlanet Karting, Uncharted 2 or Twisted Metal? Chris has said that they wouldn’t be on Plus for June/July.

I just can’t figure it out and it drives me crazy.
LittleBigPlanet Karting would be my prediction, but now….

And as always, I’m waiting on the God of War Q&A with Santa Monica. :p

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:29 am    

    I’m not aware of an FFXIV Plus offer, but launch is still a way off.

    No annual Plus titles have been confirmed at present!

Nightmare966 2 June, 2013 @ 11:11 am   5

So this week is done, and it’s been full of awesome.

The first very thing I enjoyed was an insight on the behind the scenes of Castle of Illusion and the retrospection. Not knowing anything from the game, it was really nice to see. Can’t wait for that game.

On another hand, we got our Plus games (which I still have to start >_<) and that Last of Us demo launcher is sitting on my XMB currently. I wasn't going to (since it's not my kind of game), but I'll give it a go.

So we're hearing about the Plus yearly titles this week, you say? Or I've understood that the wrong way and you meant E3?

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:30 am    

    No, likely no Plus news this week – I was referring to E3. Sorry for the confusion.

skells22 2 June, 2013 @ 11:20 am   6

@5 I think he meant E3 which is not far away. I will watch a replay on that front.


Any update on the Vita Jak & Daxter collection? It’s supposed to be out this month, and retailers are throwing up various dates, but you’ve yet to announce an official date. Same goes for the new LEGO title, but I guess we’re at WB’s mercy there.

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:31 am    

    Correct, we haven’t announced a date yet – but we will soon.

Hexahedronaut 2 June, 2013 @ 11:34 am   8

Great plus content for June just downloaded Demons souls cant wait to play again after/if i can beat this dragons dogma addiction :P. I’ll pass on kingdoms of amular, completed it plus its DLC on xbx and its easily one of the most boring rpgs I’ve ever played this gen, its amazing people wanted this.

Also has runner 2 for EU been cancelled like i knew it would?

XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 2 June, 2013 @ 11:37 am   9

I know I ask this every week (and apologise for doing so), but is there any news of a PS1 game sale?
Moreover, would you know what individual I should get in touch with in order to request new PS1 games on the Store? I’m wanting to request Ubisoft games and was wondering whether you’ll know or not. Whatever the outcome, thanks for your help.

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:33 am    

    No, nothing on that front I’m afraid.

    The publisher/IP holder of a game decides whether to re-release a game on PSN.


I can’t wait for “The Last of Us”, i’m currently playing “Uncharted 3” for the second time, and i’m wondering, how can “Naughty dog” top the graphics they showed us in it??!!!! I Mean the ch19 while traveling in the desert alone is a piece of art.

I don’t have the demo, come on guys tell us more about it….

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:34 am    

    Game is great! No idea how they pulled it off, but you’re in for a treat!

SuGaR_rAy_RiDeR 2 June, 2013 @ 12:52 pm   11

Hi Fred,

Where do I post my requests for VITA apps? Currently there is no Instagram one for the VITA yet it is part of the top 3 social networking sites, the others being facebook and twitter. This really needs to be added as it’s a bit of a nightmare taking pictures with my phone from my VITA screencaps.

On another note, anyone that loves Dark Souls really needs to pre-order the Zavvi Exclusive Dark Souls prepare to die edition, only 3000 being made!!! I know its an older game but looks like it’s one for the collector’s.

Blue_Boy1987 2 June, 2013 @ 2:00 pm   12

Is there any chance of more indie stuff showing up
on PS Plus? The Unfinished Swan or From Dust?

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:36 am    

    Yes, you’ll certainly be seeing indie stuff appear on the service in future. I can’t be more specific at present!

XzSlLENTSNIPERzX 2 June, 2013 @ 2:06 pm   13

Don’t get the Zavvi Dark Souls if you wish to continue your save and have the normal edition of the game – it won’t work and you’ll need to start again. I would’ve bought it if it wasn’t for that.

Dr-abdulelah 2 June, 2013 @ 2:08 pm   14

hi fred,
any chance to see new vita firmware that allows multiple account switching easy (or at least allow us to use 2 accounts on 1 vita )
thank you 🙂

skells22 2 June, 2013 @ 2:17 pm   15

when are we due news about data grab 2 about Ratchet Gladaitor and also any new news about said game?

orton131 2 June, 2013 @ 2:23 pm   16

We are never seeing “The Weekend Playlist” again are we Fred? 🙁 Shame, always looked forward to that.

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:37 am    

    Sorry 🙁 2013 is killing me! I’ll try to get it back in some form soon.

skells22 2 June, 2013 @ 2:47 pm   17

@16 I think its because there is a very busy next couple of weeks with E3 just around the bend,

iESCUDO 2 June, 2013 @ 3:04 pm   18

Hey Fred, i’m sorry to bother you however i have to since i forgot who else this was up to.

First of all i’d like to thank all the SCEE for their great work in these last months, you guys certainly are an example of how to improve.

Now to the point, i’d like to request (whenever possible) a PSOne and PSP/Vita game sale, summer is here, vacations will start, i think it’s a good idea to do a sale for the Vita(i guess there’s no need to detail why :p), think about it. 😉

Ouiyepp 2 June, 2013 @ 3:14 pm   19

No new sale this week. Thinking about filling my wallet ahead of the next sale.. Any point of doing this soon? Hint hint….(I’m really asking if there will be any sale next week. In case you didn’t took the hint =)

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:38 am    

    Yes, we’ve a couple of sales kicking off this week. Look out for details soon.

Nightmare966 2 June, 2013 @ 3:33 pm   20

@6: After re-reading I realized it. Another week of waiting, argh! 😛

@16: I feel the pain, too. I really liked that section. But I take it that they’re really busy with the whole PS4 reveals, E3, preparing everything, the lots of news coming in…

@19 (Above :P): Seeing the Fighting game sale ends this week, I’d say it’s safe to assume that at least something’s coming up on Wednesday. Hopefully.

Please 😛

fdassenl 2 June, 2013 @ 4:03 pm   21

I have a sugestion.

Call Valve.
Put DotA 2 on PS4.

Get on it.

Voodoo341 2 June, 2013 @ 4:39 pm   22

The Last of Us + Sights and Sounds Pack – PS Store Preorder :£39.99

The Last of Us + Sights and Sounds Pack – : £39.85

There’s no excuse for the digital version being more expensive than the retail version considering Sony are the publishers. It should be 20% cheaper as standard! When you remember all the issues SCEE have had with every preorder so far on the store why would you pay more? The high store prices and rumoured DRM are going to kill the PS4.

monoliet 2 June, 2013 @ 5:41 pm   23

i nowh understend why the ps4 price wil be cheaper then xbox one =
u wil not place new eye toye in the ps4 box ,( selling somting appart = never helps to sel the axsesoire = biggest mistake whith the move )

jon_bob 2 June, 2013 @ 5:44 pm   24

Hi Fred

How about adding
Naruto ultimate ninja storm to PlayStation plus?

solarwind12 2 June, 2013 @ 6:05 pm   25

Not been That good a week, allready got KoA, hate the camera on the anticipated Shadow of C. i tried but Had to give up.. Demon Souls, headwrecker.. the End of first session came when i seen a boss type, gaurding a door replenish All his HP. was he a npc ?.. anyway may revisit that, anyone see them players jumping off the top of stairs, read the messages saying Do it, you’ll fall through Nexus, but looked silly, imo. Then i spotted the 60% off Walking Dead, wish i hadn’t, it’s terrible, (imo), Top it all of i can’t sync my profile/trophies, error code advise’s me i must delete user, then sign back in.. just when i get all my saves in place/ordered, And have my (unsavable) bookmarks in place. Think it happened after i bought Dantes Inferno, old game i wanted to replay, as that checks for both downloaded content (normal) And then says ‘checking ps-store’, But ps-store’s very different now.. Also wasn’t overly impressed with TLoU demo, nor people with plus sign demanding/complaining they never got it, do ye not think your gettin enough ?.. days of exclusive demo were b4 IGC.

solarwind12 2 June, 2013 @ 6:47 pm   26

Hey Fred. can i input a online code to see if it’s valid, then instead of pressing continue (if it is) just back out, thereby Not using it, as i have a few spare codes, various games that i could post up here, IF there still valid. I wouldn’t want to post em until i was sure, but i don’t know if, once entered they become ‘redeemed’, even if you don’t continue etc, hope i get some help, thnx.

came1w 2 June, 2013 @ 6:47 pm   27

could you guys please put up a ps1, psp and ps vita sale for my ps vita? I really would like a ps1 and psp sale, the former being the one I’d most like to see.

MASPALOMAZ 2 June, 2013 @ 7:50 pm   28

Kingdoms of Amalur is amazing , i always liked RPGs on ps2, dreamcast, ps1 etc. But KoA is the BEST on ps3. It reminds me of skys of arcadia with all the many cities and areas to explore, its HUGE. Ten times bigger than GTA+RDR. And it becomes a bit harder in later stages. The camera I got used to after a few hours , the game is just pure FUN , its sad this developer did not get further funding by EA 🙁 This game is also way better than Skyrim. If reviewers give bioshock infinite a 9/10 then KOA deserves a 35/10 its also way more playtime and way more areas plus like said.. FUN….

R3bb1t 2 June, 2013 @ 8:53 pm   29

Hi Fred,

Does PS have any news for us concerning EU getting Muramasa Rebirth on Vita?

Regards and thanks for any news you might have to share

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:42 am    

    I dont think the US publisher, Aksys, has an EU office. That doesn’t mean it wont be coming out here – it might just take a circuitous route. We’ll keep you posted, for sure.

Lyonjak 2 June, 2013 @ 9:06 pm   30

Evening Fred, good to see that The Last of Us has a decent comparable price for pre-orders of £39.99. But according to the description we can’t download until the day of release and it’s 24GB. Would take me almost an entire day of downloading to get that installed. Surely moving forward we need pre-download as standard for this kind of thing. Also, played the demo and very impressed, can’t wait to get stuck in.

Lyonjak 2 June, 2013 @ 9:09 pm   31

Evening again, just one more thing as Columbo would say, been playing Xcom on the PC, what a great game. Surely worth some exposure being part of the IGC or with a nice sale discount?

Nightmare966 2 June, 2013 @ 9:50 pm   32

Hey Lyonjak, I don’t remember where exactly, but I read that the digital version of TLOU would have it’s own private servers, and thus the Download speed would be faster than your avarage PSN one. Also, you can start up the game with a little bit more than half the game installed.

BlitzkriegMatt 2 June, 2013 @ 10:48 pm   33

Hi Fred,

do you have any plans on putting Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of Arland free on PS+ next month because I don’t want to be sorry if I spend all that money…

Lighteon258 2 June, 2013 @ 11:18 pm   34

Hi Fred

Do you have any news on how we can watch E3 on the Vita?

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 9:43 am    

    Not yet, but we’ll announce more info on the E3 livestream later this week.

SAMOAN_SEKI_2001 3 June, 2013 @ 1:24 am   35

why cant i get adobe flash player?

solarwind12 3 June, 2013 @ 4:10 am   36

i think you have it, but it’s a old version, 9, or so, which isn’t really good enough for most of todays websites, am cluesless as to how or why we can’t upgrade the ps3s browser to the latest or later version though. all in all there’s still a fair amount of usage in the old browser, but i hate not being able to use it all the time, except for financial stuff etc, wouldn’t choose it then.

solarwind12 3 June, 2013 @ 4:47 am   37

yeah, i have to agree with your comments about KoA, i really like that myself. hard to put my finger on exactly what it is, but Fun defo fits the bill.. what Race you choose ?.. i went with lapso.., (somethin), for starting skills, detect hidden, and alchemy, i think, been that long ago am not sure, i know the lockpick bonus is waste, there very easy, am gonna put points into dispell later in game as well.. it’s a pity the ME3 demo servers are offline as if you’d of played that before starting KoA you get full set Gold armour, called Shepard’s, also purple weapon.. (omniblades).. also if you play through the actual KoA demo, online, you get few good starting out items for finishing that.. i just wish inventory was bigger, still i have few more upgrades for that to find yet. as you said it’s Massive map.. i am lvl15 but am mostly just exploring, doing side missions, i Should of went for main ones/trophies first, but have really enjoyed it anyway. and as you say it’s a shame about the creators, though there may still be a sequel.

biglouUK 3 June, 2013 @ 5:04 am   38


On every page on the blog, something from cdn-static dot viddler dot com keeps hanging and never gets loaded. I think it’s the marquee for Twitter messages at top not loading anything.

skells22 3 June, 2013 @ 7:01 am   39

@11 try going to eu store, go to apps, go to social, and use livetweet as twitter and there is a facebook app there as well

ThugETH 3 June, 2013 @ 8:53 am   40

@23 eyetoy is included with every PS4?

@Fred I was looking forward to Limbo on Vita but at £10 I won’t be buying it until it’s on sale for half that or free on +.
Pricing is absurd.

TomW344 3 June, 2013 @ 10:26 am   41

Any news on FFX HD’s release date? Saw some screencaps earlier and they looked great, but I’m assuming they’re waiting until E3 to announce a date.

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 11:03 am    

    No, Square hasn’t confirmed a date just yet. We should have more news soon though.

dark_angel69 3 June, 2013 @ 11:27 am   42

Hey Fred is there any plans on fixing the psn name in the friends list every time someone goes on the Vita and not the PS3? I’ve been getting mails from people asking me where did I go and they all think I’ve been deleting them only until I explain that I’m at the bottom of the list and why. Would be nice if there could be a different colour bubble for when using the Vita like the blue means online while yellow means away so perhaps a green or something to say on Vita.

Also any news about Tales of Symphonia? I seen Kotaku has news about it saying its coming out for PS3. Never heard of that game before but would be a nice read to learn something about it.

ShadowMonkey987 3 June, 2013 @ 11:46 am   43

Is there any truth to this picture of the next two months PS+ Titles. (Left is June, Middle is July and the right is August)

This was posted on the Russian Playstation page.

As you can see they got June’s Titles correct. So would I be right to assume that the Games they’ve got down for July and August are correct.

If so then that’s awesome..

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 11:48 am    

    No, that’s an old slide. We’ll announce the July content later in the month.

TINTINTB303 3 June, 2013 @ 11:47 am   44


Can I just say that I hate you right now!!

I saw on my friends list yesterday that you were playing The Last Of Us (not just the demo either I noticed)!!

One of the perks of the job I suppose?! 😉

The wait is killing me! I’m avoiding ALL videos or articles to do with the game. I want the whole thing to be as fresh and new as possible when I first play it. 🙂

    Fred Dutton 3 June, 2013 @ 11:51 am    

    Heh, sorry, that was a bit cruel, but I couldn’t wait. Fantastic stuff – you’re all in for a real treat.

MASPALOMAZ 3 June, 2013 @ 12:05 pm   45

So if LastOfUs is 40 GBP in uk does it mean its 50 EUR in rest of europe? that would be nice. There is some info leaked about the multiplayer, it sounds great a survival mode with also NPCs (non-player controlled).

since you can always reset your character in KNIGHTS OF AMALOR, my personal suggestion is after you opend some locations, to reset your character but not level up again, and go to BUY all the skills that are for sale, so you have more then after you level up again. I enjoy testing my characters currently i have all for the chakrams and that 2nd “helper” for combats. if you didnt do the main quest yet a lot, thats actually good. The higher level you are when you go to new areas, the better items you will get.

MASPALOMAZ 3 June, 2013 @ 12:08 pm   46

Because 40GBP is 47eur. Not 59.99€ 😉

and for the greatest plus game of all time, the name is kingdoms of amalur, of course.

TINTINTB303 3 June, 2013 @ 12:16 pm   47


No worries. If I had a copy so early then I would messaging all my PSN friends to wind them up!! 😀

It was funny as I saw “The Last Of Us” under your name and thought nothing of it, then did a double take because I noticed that it didn’t have the key word, “demo” after it!!

My thoughts then went somewhere along the lines of…
“That lucky ****** ******!!!” 😉

TomW344 3 June, 2013 @ 12:33 pm   48

It’s a HD remaster of a JRPG that was ported from the Gamecube to the PS2 with additional content. It’s a fantastic game, and the remaster will be called “Tales of Symphonia Chronicles”, if you’d like to find out more 😛

planeet32 3 June, 2013 @ 12:43 pm   49

Hi Fred,

any chang Resistance Burning Skies will come to the IGC soon? Been wanting to play that game for some time now. Thanks.

planeet32 3 June, 2013 @ 12:44 pm   50

chang = chance

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