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PlayStation Home Gets The Empire Strikes Back Space and Items


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220w ago - As part of The Empire Strikes Back 30th anniversary, Sony Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has revealed today that PlayStation Home is getting a new Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina space and themed items.

To quote: This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed installments of one of the most popular films of all time – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

And this Thursday, August 4th 5th, we kick off the celebration with the release of a slew of exclusive Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back content, available only in PlayStation Home.

Plucked straight from the iconic planet of Tatooine, the Cantina – situated in the spaceport town of Mos Eisley – is a rough-and-tumble intergalactic watering hole that welcomes only the toughest and bravest of souls (no Droids allowed!)

From the Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes house band to Wuher, the resident bartender, the Mos Eisley Cantina is an immersive environment that faithfully recreates one of the most memorable scenes from The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Releasing alongside a score of items – including Chewbacca, C-3PO, and Leia Organa costumes – the Mos Eisley Cantina is available this Thursday via the PlayStation Home navigator.

While you are expanding your Star Wars experience by visiting the Mos Eisley Cantina in PlayStation Home and picking up the special Star Wars items (available from the LucasArts store in the PlayStation Home Mall), be sure to keep an eye on the posters throughout PlayStation Home's Central Plaza during the next few weeks for portions of a secret voucher code.

The first 10,000 users that assemble and redeem this voucher will receive a highly limited The Empire Strikes Back furniture item for their personal space. This item will only be available to those of you that participate in this ongoing scavenger hunt and will never be made for sale.

So be sure to get in-world this Thursday to collect the first portion of this secret code and stay glued to this blog as well as the official [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] accounts for more details surrounding future Empire Strikes Back events and content!

We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of the ModNation Racers "Snap a Trick" contest, which we announced on this blog a few months back. We were inundated with entries, but have finally whittled it down to the top contestants.

So, without further adieu, I ask that you join us in congratulating the following racers: ADRSKYLINE14, DTC_2010, FerrariThugs, kidd94, Mangus_Lorcan, ManiK, QCVic, silentkillerrei, and tbt924. Visit the ModNation Racers space in PlayStation Home this Thursday and check out pics of these guys and gals' awesome kart tricks (here's two of our favorite shots, just to whet your appetites)!

Finally, we wanted to draw your attention to a site ran by one of our hardcore PlayStation Home community members, Bandit731, who hosts a truly gorgeous gallery of photos taken in-world at the following site: [Register or Login to view links]. See you in Home!







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