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PlayStation Plus in October: Far Cry 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken

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66w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe is here with a PS Plus October content preview today which includes Far Cry 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken.

To quote: Hi everyone! We've got another fantastic month lined up for our PlayStation Plus members this October.

Don't forget, if you visit the PS Store and purchase a one year membership before 20th September we will give you an additional 90 days at no extra cost* - that's 15 months for the price of 12 (€49.99/£39.99)!

New PlayStation 3 games:

This October PlayStation Plus will be bringing another huge title to our members - Ubisoft's FPS masterpiece Far Cry 3.

In this open world adventure you take on the role of Jason Brody, a young man stranded on the lawless tropical paradise of Rook Island, a place ruled by piracy and misery.

After escaping the clutches of the mentally unstable, slave trading, pirate leader Vaas, Jason must transform himself from coward to killer in an attempt to save his family and friends.





Next up, from the very talented team at Black Forest Games we have eccentric platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, the successor to the 1987 Commodore 64 title The...
 

PlayStation Plus: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Free, Details

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106w ago - Sony Community Manager Morgan Haro of PlayStation Digital Platforms has announced today that Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition is free for PlayStation Plus members as part of this month's updates.

Below are the details, to quote: This week PlayStation Plus continues the piping hot delivery of updates to keep you warm this December.

Last week, you took the plunge into the underwater world of Rapture with BioShock 2 joining the Instant Game Collection. This week, you'll be busting out your shoryukens and controlling gravity with two great games: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Rochard!

December 11th PlayStation Plus Update

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3)
Free for Plus members

Street Fighter IV was already a bonafide hit when it ushered in a new era of 2D fighters. Take that winning formula, refine and balance one of the best fighting game engines, add four new characters (Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu, and Oni), take part in new online modes and you've got one of the most complete fighting game packages ever.

See you online; I'll be the guy using this [Register or Login to view links] to my all time favorite fighting game character.
 

Sony Goes Hands-on with Street Fighter X Tekken for PS Vita

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115w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman has gone hands-on today with Street Fighter X Tekken for the PS Vita handheld console.

To quote: I recently spent some hands-on time with a near-complete version of Street Fighter X Tekken for PS Vita, ahead of its October 23rd PSN and retail launch.

And I've gotta say, it's the spitting image of its PS3 bigger brother with big, bold characters and detailed backgrounds running at PS Vita's native screen resolution. But peer underneath those pretty graphics and you'll find a wealth of new extras that make this the definitive version of Capcom's crossover fighter.

The game comes equipped with every DLC fighter from the PS3 version - including PlayStation exclusives Cole McGrath, Kuro, Toro, Mega Man and Pac-Man, of course - as well as alternate costumes for every character in the base roster.

Another nice touch is the ability to customize your character's costume color, then share it with friends via PS Vita's integrated geo-social app "near." It's also worth noting that any DLC costumes or Gems you purchased for the PS3 version will port over to the PS Vita version at no extra cost.

PS Vita's front touchscreen is leveraged in several ways, most notably to create virtual buttons on the screen that you can reposition, resize,...
 

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set, Extra PS3 Content

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118w ago - Capcom Product Manager Andrew Schnorr has announced today that the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's will include tons of extra content on PS3!

Below are the details, to quote: Back on August 30, 1987, Capcom released Street Fighter in arcades, which seemed relatively innocuous until you gave it a second look.

The graphics were average for the time, the voice acting was quite muffled, and the controls were strict and unforgiving. You could normally only choose a single character - a redheaded, red-shoed martial artist named Ryu - unless a second player came on, in which case they could play a blonde clone named Ken.

Most people who play it would agree that it's not the best game in the series, but there were people who saw its potential, and decided to continue the franchise with Street Fighter II. With that, one of the video games' biggest icons stepped into the spotlight.

Over the past 25 years, Street Fighter has worked itself up from humble beginnings in the arcade to being a cultural phenomenon throughout the world. Millions of people interact with it every day, in a myriad of ways.

In all truth, the fans define the franchise as much as the games. And it was these people who inspired the creation of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's...
 

Video: Acquiring Street Fighter X Tekken's Exclusive PS3 Characters

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147w ago - Capcom Group Brand Manager Grant Luke has shared some video footage today spotlighting how to acquire Street Fighter X Tekken's exclusive PS3 characters below.

To quote: Attention Street Fighter X Tekken fans and PlayStation 3 gamers!

As previously announced, Mega Man and Pac-Man will be joining Cole from Infamous (as well as Toro and Kuro) as PlayStation 3 exclusive characters in Capcom's upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken game.

Playable characters Cole, Toro and Kuro are included on the disc and will be available to play when the game launches in North America tomorrow, March 6th.

Capcom's Mega Man and Namco's Pac-Man will be available as free downloads soon after, on Tuesday, March 13th. PS3 gamers... get ready... FIGHT!




 
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