59w ago - Sony's Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team has posted up this weeks European PSN Game Store content updates today, as follows:
Gran Turismo fans, start your engines! Back again for 2012, we're happy to release the new Gran Turismo Academy (released Tuesday 1st May). Take on your friends and GT fans across Europe for your chance to train as a real-life racer.
Featuring new challenges released over regular intervals, the Top 16 drivers at the end of the final round will go on to compete in the individual National Finals events, with the best then selected for Race Camp at Silverstone - where they will drive a real Nissan sports car.
Skullgirls, an all-new 2D beat 'em up from Konami, is finally here to add even more spice to the fighting game community. Created with tournament-level play in mind, Skullgirls is a fresh new game giving the player a colourful cast of characters with some zany gameplay!
Frobisher Says! A new free app that'll make your head spin. Filled with crazy mini-games utilising the many features of the Vita system, take on Frobisher's challenges on your own or pass around your Vita with 8 people to see who can get the highest score. Mini games include poking dogs using the touch screen or searching for a bird with the Vita's motion sensors...
59w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:
Hi Everyone - It's a banner week for the PlayStation Store with the debut of great new titles, an out of this world PlayStation Plus update, the return of some treasured classics and much more.
Make your first stop this week with Awesomenauts. PlayStation Plus subscribers know from last week's May preview that this title is free this month starting today!
This colorfully action packed 2D online multiplayer battler with split-screen gameplay drops you in frantic online environments.
Unlock loads of new abilities and characters for your arsenal, get in on the co-op action and storm the online arenas in Awesomenauts! Read up more on the game in PlayStation.Blog's post with tons of info and screens from the game.
Then power up your PS Vita and download Mortal Kombat.
Featuring the same over the top combat and fidelity from the console release, this version brings all-new PS Vita exclusive content (kontent?) like 150 new Challenge Tower missions that incorporate the DLC characters (like Freddy Krueger!), while also integrating the front touchscreen and accelerometer in ways that...
60w ago - Plastic Studios Game Director Michal Staniszewski has made available a video today unveiling the PlayStation Move mystery game Datura, which hits PSN on May 8th 2012.
To quote: Hello, I'm Michal from Team Plastic and we are really happy to bring you Datura, which we can confirm today is coming to PSN on May 8th.
Datura is a spicy mixture between an old-school adventure and a modern interactive experience. The game has a couple of interpretation levels, so it's up to you to experience it on your own and share your thoughts afterward with others.
From a technical standpoint, Datura brings you a novel gaming mechanics based on the PlayStation Move motion controller. We created a virtual hand that you can operate and touch nearly everything in the game.
If you don't have a motion controller, you can still play with a DualShock 3 controller. For an even greater experience, Datura also fully supports stereoscopic 3D.
The game was designed to have a film like narrative and we encourage you to play through it in one session to really experience as one. We are excited about releasing it and will be happy to read your reactions afterwards.
60w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with the May preview of PlayStation Plus, which offers free Awesomenauts, Trine 2, Rock of Ages, PixelJunk 4am Beta and more!
To quote: PlayStation Plus returns with another month of fantastic free games and awesome exclusives that have subscribers around the world believing in Plus.
Kicking things off in May is new release Awesomenauts, FREE for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Watch the trailer below!
This colorfully action packed 2D online multiplayer battler with split-screen gameplay is releasing on May 1st.
You'll storm the game's online battlegrounds and unlock loads of new abilities and characters for your arsenal. For more details on Awesomenauts come back to the blog a little later today - developer Ronimo will have more details on the game and will stick around to respond to your comments and questions.
PSN hit Trine 2 joins the free games selection in May, boasting widespread critical acclaim and a dazzling fantasy world.
Don't miss out on one of the prettiest titles in gaming - grab Trine 2 for free on Plus this month. Not enough for you? How about getting Rock of Ages for free when it releases on PSN?
60w ago - SEGA Digital Campaigns Manager Mike Kebby has shared a video today of Sonic 4 Episode II, which brings Metal Sonic to PSN on May 16, 2012.
To quote: We're extremely pleased to be able to announce that Metal Sonic is making a return to the Sonic universe.
Not only is Metal Sonic returning to wreak havoc in the boss battles of Sonic 4 Episode II, but he's making a star appearance in exclusive content for owners of both Episodes I and II! In other words, now you can play as Metal Sonic.
In the same way as Mega Drive owners who owned Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles got additional content if they 'locked on' one cart onto the other, so too do gamers who own both Episode I and Episode II.
Simply put, gamers who own both Episodes get exclusive access to Episode Metal as part of Episode II. This is an exclusive zone telling the story of what Metal Sonic was up to during the first episode, following his mysterious revival.
Set in the world of Episode I, you can play stages that have been rearranged for Metal Sonic.
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