Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed Revelation PS3 Beta Opens September 3

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140w ago - Today Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani has confirmed that the Assassin's Creed Revelation PS3 Beta opens on September 3rd for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

To quote: We have just announced that PlayStation Plus members get access to the Assassin's Creed Revelations BETA on September 3rd! No, seriously, this is happening!

Here is a quick glimpse of some of the things you can expect to experience in the ACR Beta (a much, much more detailed list that will be available on a special website we're creating just for the Beta, but in the meantime, you can learn more in our forums.

Characters

Nine characters are available in the Beta which are all unlocked for your use at the outset. Though they share the same overall behavior, their animations differ and their ability sets are customizable. Available Characters include: The Sentinel, The Vanguard, The Guardian, The Vizier, The Thespian, The Deacon, The Bombardier, The Trickster and The Champion.

Maps

Three maps are available in the Beta and are all unlocked from the outset. Be sure to pay attention to their layouts in-game as these maps have been tuned to allow more strategy than those in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood...
 

Video: Beat Hazard Ultra: Music-Powered, Hits PS3 in September

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140w ago - Cold Beam Games CEO Steve Hunt shared some background today on the upcoming PS3 video game entitled Beat Hazard Ultra, which will arrive on PSN in September and be powered by your music!

To quote: My name is Steve Hunt and I'm excited to talk about my PSN game Beat Hazard Ultra, which hits the PS3 this September. I wrote the game from scratch on my own, in my bedroom!

About the Game

Beat Hazard Ultra is a twin stick arcade shooter that is entirely powered by YOUR music! Just copy some music on to your PS3 hard drive, or use the built-in songs, choose a track, and be dazzled by the eye-bleeding visuals as you blast away at enemy ships to the sound of your favorite pumping tunes.

Everything you see in the game is dictated by the music in some way, from the firepower of your ship to the number and patterns of enemies coming at you. Each track produces a unique (but, most importantly, repeatable) level.





In addition to Standard play, Ultra has plenty of cool gameplay features to keep you busy, including Boss Rush and Survival modes, 23 perks to unlock and 42 in-game challenges that award 14 trophies. There are also three awesome...
 

PlayStation Plus Content Updates for August to September 2011

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141w ago - PlayStation Network Product Manager James Thorpe is here with the upcoming PlayStation Plus content for August to September today, as follows:

As well as some great content this month, we have a bit of a special on Assassin's Creed for you to enjoy some exclusive extras with Plus.

Here is the main content list from Aug 3rd - Sept 7th:

PSN:

• Comix Zone
• Crash Commando

PS One:

• Rayman

Minis:

• OMG-Z!
• Bashi Blocks

Exclusive Discounts:

• Assassin's Creed - 50% off
• Assassin's Creed 2 - 20% off - purchase the full game and get all of the DLC for free (Sequence 12, 13 and Secret locations)
• Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - Purchase the full game and get 2 free avatars (Harlequin & Ezio)
• Modnation Racers - 20% off
• Worms 2: Armageddon - 50% off
• Alien Zombie MegaDeath - 50% off
• Arcade Sports Bundle - 30% off

Dynamic themes:

• Exclusive Giant Robot Battle!
• Exclusive Penalty Shoot-out

Premium Avatars:

• Renegade Ops - Bryant Avatar
• Renegade Ops - Natasha Avatar

There will be plenty more special...
 

Video: White Knight Chronicles II PS3 Update, September Release

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144w ago - D3Publisher Assistant Producer Miki Takahashi has shared a video update today on the US release of White Knight Chronicles II for PS3, which will arrive this September in North America.

To quote: White Knight Chronicles II is the sequel to White Knight Chronicles: International Edition, a unique role-playing game that combines an expansive story mode with strong multiplayer elements.

Created by LEVEL-5, the acclaimed RPG developer of Rogue Galaxy and Dragon Quest VIII, White Knight Chronicles II offers a new chapter in the epic fantasy RPG and even includes a remastered version of the original game as a bonus!

The tale continues one year after the events of White Knight Chronicles: International Edition. Leonard, the pactmaker of the White Knight, and his team are the last hope to save the world from the Yshrenian Empire, which has set its eyes on dominating the three kingdoms of Balandor, Foria, and Greede.

While the first game mostly focused on the love story, White Knight Chronicles II features a grander vision that unravels the truth behind the Incorruptus through 10,000 years of history, culminating in a true finale to the epic saga that may leave you touched by its conclusion.





The extensive multiplayer...
 

ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection Hits PS3 in September

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149w ago - Today Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn has announced that The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection will be hitting the PS3 entertainment system this September.

To quote: I'm excited to share a great bit of news that I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting! The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection will be hitting stores starting September 27th, 2011 for $39.99 (MSRP).

Featuring two of the most beloved video games of all time from famed visionary Fumito Ueda and his talented team of developers, this collection is a must-have for gamers.

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus have never looked or sounded this good. Both games have been re-mastered to support full 1080p HD resolution for a stunning, razor-sharp presentation, as well as full stereoscopic 3D support to bring the games to life in a brand new dimension.

You'll also be able to enjoy the games in up to 7.1 surround sound this time around, and unlock Trophies as you master, or re-master, these video game classics.

The development team is hard at work to meet and exceed expectations for The Last Guardian, so this collection is the perfect remedy to tide you over until the team's latest gaming masterpiece is ready.

Look for more information about this collection coming...
 







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