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PlayStation Plus Update: Free Double Dragon Neon & Scott Pilgrim

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97w ago - PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro has announced today in Sony's PlayStation Plus update that subscribers will be entitled to free Double Dragon Neon and Scott Pilgrim and early Jet Set Radio access with details below!

To quote: We've got a lot cooking for PlayStation Plus members this week with Double Dragon Neon and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World joining the Instant Game Collection, among other great perks. Read on to learn more!

September 11th PlayStation Plus Update

Double Dragon Neon
Free for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular Price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: Free)
After 25 years, the original beat 'em up is bringing pure over-the-top baditude to PSN, and it's free for PlayStation Plus members on its first day of release! In Double Dragon Neon, Billy and Jimmy are kicking butts and taking names as they search for their girlfriend Marian (she seems to have a habit of getting kidnapped).

This time, her disappearance is at the hands of the supernatural scourge, Skullmageddon! Face off against a gaggle of goons, some familiar (Williams, Linda, and Abobo, of course!) and some that are absolutely out of this world.





Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:...
 

Sony Goes Behind The PS One / PS2 Classics with MediEvil

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98w ago - Following up on their previous lookback, today Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton goes behind the PS One / PS2 Classics with the popular MediEvil PlayStation video game.

To quote: The second entry in our Behind the Classics series is a real lost gem - SCE Cambridge Studios' wild, wacky supernatural adventure MediEvil.

First released on PSOne back in 1998, it put you in the shoes of Sir Daniel Fortesque - an undead knight unwittingly reanimated by the evil sorcerer Zarok who embarks on a quest to liberate the kingdom of Gallowmere.

A sequel followed in 2000, with a PSP remake also popping up on PSP in 2005, however, it's the original game that remains most embedded in the memory.

With Sir Dan soon to enjoy a comeback of sorts as a playable character in PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, we sat down with original designer Chris Sorrell to find out more about the game's development.

PlayStation.Blog: What was the original concept for the game? Did you draw inspiration from anywhere in particular for the game's look and feel?

Chris Sorrell, Game Designer, MediEvil: The first design proposal for the game had the working...
 

PS3Ultimate PS3 TV Application v1.02 - Watch TV from PlayStation 3

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98w ago - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer RazorX has made available PS3Ultimate PS3 TV Application v1.02 followed by v1.03, v1.04, v1.06, v1.07, v1.08 and v1.09 allowing users to watch TV from the PlayStation 3 entertainment system using an XML file modification.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PlayStation 3 Cuts to the Chase

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98w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman has detailed Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PlayStation 3 today stating that it cuts to the chase!

Below are the details, to quote: Let's not mince words. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is in most ways the polar opposite of the Metal Gear Solid series, abandoning restraint and resourcefulness in favor of unapologetic brutality.

If Metal Gear Solid was an elegant switchblade, Revengeance is a rip-roaring chainsaw.

The opening tutorial mission wastes no time in showing off the game's much-touted Blade Mode, a surprisingly intuitive mechanic that boasts palpable precision. You press and hold L1 to slow time, then hold the right analog stick to wind up your slice.

Hold the stick to the right and Raiden will draw his sword to the right; release the stick and he'll slash from right to left, cleaving obstacles and baddies in two. It's a devastating and deeply satisfying attack, but it's slow and expends fuel cells so it's best reserved for surgical strikes.

Blade Mode has been much discussed, but less has been said regarding Revengeance's impactful combo system. You can tap Square and Triangle (wide attack and strong attack, respectively) to fire off rapid slashes and acrobatic flip kicks ala Dante in Devil May Cry.
 

Video: Killzone Trilogy Joins PlayStation Collection on October 23rd

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98w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has posted up a video today announcing the Killzone Trilogy is joining the PlayStation Collection on October 23rd, 2012.

Below are the details, to quote: Lock and load: the newest addition to the ever-growing PlayStation Collection library will be Killzone Trilogy - hitting stores on October 23rd, 2012 for $39.99 (MSRP).

Like the Collection line-up so far, the original Killzone has been treated with the signature 720p HD makeover, along with full Trophy support.

In addition to Killzone HD, the Trilogy also includes Killzone 2. Act 2 in the series brought an even more ambitious sense of scale, storytelling and action to the franchise.

Finally, the breathtaking last installment - Killzone 3 - rounds out the set. It's an endless cinematic warfare experience in one jam-packed bundle.





Not only will the Trilogy include the three games, but it will also include all the Killzone 2 and 3 multiplayer map packs free of charge. The full map package is as follows:

Killzone 2 Map Pack Bundle

• Steel & Titanium Map Pack
• Flash & Thunder Map Pack
• Napalm & Cordite Map Pack

Killzone 3 Map Pack Bundle
 
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