PS Home: Valentine's Day Events, Warhawk Apartment and More!
PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star has posted a hefty update this week, which includes Valentine's Day Events (including SingStar), a Warhawk apartment, Mardi Gras items, Assassin's Creed costumes and the Audi A1!
For North America: There's always at least one event going on in PlayStation Home, no matter what day it is. But this week we ratchet it up about ten notches.
In addition to our daily Featured Game parties, we're bringing you an exclusive Valentine's event (complete with tons of rewards), a special SingStar V-Day-themed shindig, a SOCOM virtual item giveaway in the PlayStation Home Theater (because there's no better way to celebrate the release of the new SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo 3), Mardi Gras content (so you and your krewe can hit Central Plaza in style), and a super secret event taking place in the Central Plaza that you'll simply have to experience firsthand to believe.
But before we dig deep into the details surrounding these incredible events, let's first look at a new personal space crafted specifically for all of you loyal Eucadian and Chernovan troopers that gather with your clans in clubhouses throughout PlayStation Home.
We heard you loud and clear when you told us that you wanted private Sand Tables from which to strategize and formulate a plan of attack when launching into the world of endless battles known as Warhawk.
A testament to our mission to expand your favorite PS3 games by offering unique supplementary content in PlayStation Home, the Warhawk personal space delivers a dedicated environment that hosts not only the aforementioned Sand Table but also a full-on Warhawk-themed multiplayer mini-game, all while offering the perfect launch point for your next mission. See the video below for a fly-through of this excellent new personal space.
It isn't easy playing matchmaker, which is why we here on the PlayStation Home team don't envy our friend Jerry. See, Jerry currently holds the position of Associate Cherub at Global Holiday Industries, Cupid Division...and he isn't exactly what you would call an overachiever when it comes to his occupation.
Jerry is in an especially tight situation given that the top brass at GHI has been looking to cut back on its workforce due to the poor state of the global economy. To determine who stays and who goes, upper management has put all employees under review, which means Jerry could lose his gig at any time. That's why we're calling on you, the PlayStation Home community, to play matchmaker this Valentine's Day and help our buddy Jerry out.
First, find the letters written to Jerry from lonely hearts all across PlayStation Home (these will be posted in the PlayStation Home Mall). Then, recruit a partner to help match the pairs described in the letters, adorning your avatar with virtual items from your inventory so that you closely resemble the matches these lovelorn people are so desperately searching for.
Finally, snap a picture of the two of you in the Photo Booth (coming this Thursday to the PlayStation Home Mall), and you'll not only save Jerry's job but you and your partner will earn honorary Cupid status yourselves (in the form of some super exclusive rewards). Check out the video below and then visit [Register or Login to view links] for more info.
And be sure to head into PlayStation Home this Thursday to start playing matchmaker. Jerry's livelihood (and the livelihood of his wonderful girlfriend, Sandy, and his adorable pooch) depends on you!
In further celebration of the impending holiday, we're inviting you all out to the main SingStar Room to partake in some uniquely PlayStation Home festivities. We'll be rolling out a limited time only mini-game in the re-skinned SingStar space, (in) appropriately titled Stupid Cupid.
Pick a partner, hit the animated dance floor, and try to sync up your moves so as to unlock a special Valentine's Day-themed animated virtual item. We're not allowed to show you too much this early, but we did manage to sneak a quick shot of the special SingStar V-Day room. Check it out!
As mentioned before, we'll be giving out free SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo 3 shirts to all community members that come out to the PlayStation Home Theater to view the trailer for SOCOM: Fire Team Bravo 3 trailer, available Feb 16th for your PSP.
In fact, we'll be giving 6 SOCOM shirts away in the Theater over the next two weeks (3 male/ 3 female), with batch #1 being available from February 12th - 15th, batch #2 being available from February 16th - 18th, and batch #3 being available from February 19th - 23rd. So be sure to visit the PlayStation Home Theater often in the coming weeks and watch the SOCOM footage. It's the only way you can collect them all, and once these items are gone they are gone forever.
Special Mardi Gras virtual items will be available this week in the PlayStation Home Mall, so all of you party animals can celebrate this world-famous festival of excess properly. I'm betting that Listen@Home will be giving Bourbon St. a run for its money this weekend, so I fully expect each and every one of you to come out. Peep these pics for a taste of what is soon to be unleashed in terms of Mardi Gras-appropriate threads.
You'll see some glowing spheres floating in Central Plaza come Thursday, February 11th. Approach these spheres, and then follow the instructions you receive to embark on a quest the likes of which is completely unique to the world of PlayStation Home. Who knows where the clues will lead you, but one thing is for sure: Believe that anything you can imagine, you can make real.
For Europe: (via SCEE Home Community Lead Alex Weekes) This week, SingStar will be updated with a Valentine's themed dance area along with a mini-game aptly named Stupid Cupid. Pick a partner, get in the dance mood, and hit the dance floor: there's a great new animated shirt for both male and female to be unlocked for those with the right moves! Once you've got your shirts, get your heart pumping on the animated dance floor.
The Valentine's Day celebration doesn't end there, though! We've got a fantastic emoticon bundle for male and female, so you can show your inner feelings, along with some amazing new tops. For the guys there is the "I'm Single" scrolling LED hoody and animated heart t-shirt. For the ladies there's a scrolling LED "Love Stinks" shirt and animated heart shirt.
Come and visit the Audi Home Terminal in the Audi Space, where the Audi A1 will be revealed. You'll be granted access to the currently locked showroom, with a model of the car on display and a web terminal with detailed information about "The next big Audi."
Assassin's Creed sneaks its way into PS Home this week with a massive offering in Threads. We've got several bundles available that are sure to be a hit! First up is the fantastic Ezio costume from Assassin's Creed 2, available for both male and female.
If the original is more your style, we've also got male and female versions of the Altair costume. Being an Assassin not your style? Then hunt them down wearing the guard costume; once again, for both male and female. Finally, for the women only, there's the courtesan bundle.
Furniture more to your liking? Ligne Roset updates this week with a large range of new furniture: tables, chairs, sofas and footstools, there's 18 new items in total.