96w ago - Today Jawad Ashraf of the PlayStation Store Team is here with this weeks European PSN updates, as follows below:
This week we have not one but three 'Blu-ray Disc to Digital' titles - Mini Ninjas, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men and Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days.
European users can also join in on the Gotham City Imposters beta. Will you be one of the Batmen or will you side with The Joker team? Whatever you chose, expect some crazy FPS action with an even crazier amount of customization options. Go crazy, imposters!
This week also sees the release of the new Twisted Metal Beta. Cars? Check. Weapons? Check. Big maps? Check. Combine all that together? Chaotic fun is what you'll receive.
Have a taster of what the new game will offer including 8 playable vehicles with a host of modes - Single player training, single player challenge mode, multiplayer online deathmatch and multiplayer online nuke mode.
The last big demo of the week goes to Syndicate. Syndicate is a re-imagination of the classic 1993 game - a cyber punk FPS set in a dystopian world where large Syndicates rule and Business is War. In the 4-player co-op demo, team-up to take down rival Syndicate Cayman Global as you battle for market dominance and your life.
96w ago - PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
This week, the folks at Konami are excited to bring you the new PSN Release Puddle! Relying on the physics of water and other fluids (hot magma anyone?) in ever-evolving environments, you'll need to guide the fluid flow with precision to get to the goal.
While it seems like a simple concept, the gameplay requires a fun puzzle-focused mentality where you must tilt the entire environment, balancing the push of each fluid's unique properties with the pull of environmental factors of gravity, friction, and obstacles.
With PlayStation Move compatibility, and a demo available as well, Puddle is set to make a big splash on PlayStation Network.
You may have seen EA's news predicting the Super Bowl winners with Madden NFL 12. If you haven't picked up this year's edition yet, you can set up your own Super Bowl match yourself as it's now available in the PS3 Full Games category.
Joining it is also Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, its predecessor Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, and Mini Ninjas. PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to a 1 hour rental of all of these via Full Game Trials as well.
Twisted Metal fans; the big day is almost here. Although you won't be able...
96w ago - Today Co-Op Producer Andreas Gschwari has introduced the PS3 demo of Syndicate, which arrives on PlayStation Network today!
To quote: Syndicate, as you probably know by now, is an FPS set in the classic universe first established by Bullfrog in 1993.
We have taken all the great story elements from the original game - the setting, the mood, the agents and above all the chips - and transferred into a much faster-paced and visceral game. Syndicate is not just your average FPS, though.
We did this by creating a gameplay mechanic called "Breaching," which effectively simulates an agent using his embedded military-grade DART 6 chip to interact with other chips in the world - whether they are located inside objects or human beings.
But it's not all about the chips. No FPS can do without providing the player with an arsenal of bad-ass weapons, and we had access to some excellent examples to work with from the original games, fortified with some ideas of our own.
You will find the usual suspects like sniper rifles, assault rifles and pistols, although you shouldn't expect them to be anything like you are used to from contemporary shooters. Some of the upgrades you are able to get will transform these seemingly standard weapons...
96w ago - Producer Chad Cox has announced that the Twisted Metal PS3 multiplayer demo is coming to fans on PSN today!
To quote: We know your appetite for destruction is growing as we draw closer to Twisted Metal's Valentine's Day release (2/14), so we're pleased to announce that the Twisted Metal Multiplayer Demo goes live on the PlayStation Store this afternoon!
Once the demo hits the Store, you'll get a taste of Twisted Metal's online play with:
• Eight vehicles to choose from, each with their own unique special weapons
• Two multiplayer modes: Classic free-for-all Death Match, and team-based Nuke mode- a Twisted take on Capture the Flag that's brand new to the series
• Challenge mode, where you can practice with each vehicle to hone your destructive skills
Be sure to try out all the vehicles and modes available in the multiplayer demo and let us know your favorites. Servers will be up today through February 7th, so you've got a week to practice before the full game comes out on February 14th. Get killin'!
To celebrate today's release, Game Director David Jaffe chimed in with answers to some popular user questions. This Q&A relates to the final retail game, not today's multiplayer demo, but it will give you a closer look at...
96w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi is here with a preview video of the Pulse 1/31 Edition featuring Soulcalibur V.
To quote: This edition of Pulse concludes a busy, busy January with a look at the new Soulcalibur V that returns to the 17th century with lots of new characters including Ezio from Assassin's Creed.
Christina Lee also previews the upcoming PSN shooter Gotham City Imposters that pits vigilantes dressed up as Batman against criminals dressed up like the Joker. Predictably, mayhem ensues!
In other dress-up news for you digital fashionistas, PlayStation Home's got a new game coming called Wardrobe Wars where you can dress to impress and let the community vote for who's got 'it' and who does not. And, don't miss a look at the UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception Flashback Map Pack #1 that's part of the Fortune Hunter's Club.
Download PULSE, presented by the PlayStation Network in full HD when the PlayStation Store updates later today and also look for the full edition in the "What's New" section on the XMB.