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PlayStation Plus: Battlefield 3 Free for Members, Summer Discounts

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56w ago - Sony PlayStation Digital Platforms Community Manager Morgan Haro is here with this weeks PlayStation Plus update, which features Battlefield 3 free for PS Plus Members along with some Summer Blast discounts outlined below.

To quote: It's July! That means summer! Sun! But we must be careful and enjoy those things in moderation, because... videogames. They need playing.

And this month, PlayStation Plus is bringing plenty of content as part of the Instant Game Collection; which means free games as part of your PS Plus membership, not to mention discounts galore on fantastic content throughout the PlayStation Store.

Battlefield 3 is leading the way this month and will be free to download for PS Plus members starting with the 7/2 PS Store update. You'll also find some truly great savings with this year's two week long Summer Blast 2013 sale! Read on to learn more about what's coming in July, as well as the deals in the PlayStation Store this week.

July Preview

The following games are slated to be free to PS Plus members through the Instant Game Collection in the month of July.





Battlefield 3 (PS3)
PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

In Battlefield...
 

Sony Unveils PSN Summer Blast: Hot Discounts Starting Tomorrow

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56w ago - Sony Senior Manager Pierre Gravereau of Digital Distribution announced today news of some hot discounts starting tomorrow as part of their PSN Summer Blast event.

To quote: Summer is upon us, and what better way to ring in the warmest season of the year than with some scorching-hot discounts on great PSN action games?

We have a huge line-up of titles this year, and starting tomorrow we're offering new ones each week for the next two weeks. We're giving everyone the opportunity to save up to 60% off on Summer Blast titles, and as a bonus we're offering PlayStation Plus members up to 80% off!

Check the Store tomorrow for this week's offers, and on July 9th for the second week of deals. Make sure to grab the games you want while they're on sale, because these discounts won't last forever!

Here is this year's Summer Blast line-up:

July 2nd - 9th

Call Of Duty Black Ops II (PS3) - Regular Price: $59.99 Sale Price: $41.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $37.79
The Amazing Spider-Man (PS3) - Regular Price: $49.99 Sale Price: $29.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $20.99
Batman Arkham Asylum (PS3) - Regular Price: $19.99 Sale Price: $9.99 PlayStation Plus Price: $5.00
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (PS Vita/PSP) - Regular Price: $9.99...
 

Beatshapers Unveil ZRun on PS Vita: Run to Survive This Summer

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58w ago - Beatshapers Founder and CEO Alexey Menshikov unveiled ZRun on PS Vita today, inviting fans to run to survive this Summer!

To quote: Hey, it's Alexey from Beatshapers! I'm here to present our new game from E3 2013, ZRun. This is a third-person beat-'em-up game, coming this summer to PS Vita.

The player assumes the role of a young, vacationing college student, who finds himself in the middle of an outbreak. He's not a hero; he just wants to survive and escape this nightmare.

Game Features

• Non-stop running action. Run and avoid obstacles - hitting obstacles hurts you and makes you an easy target for zombies.
• Evade or attack zombies - if they attack you, you'll get hurt and die.
• Watch your stamina - every action costs some. If a player fights too much, he may end up not having enough stamina to jump over an obstacle when needed.
• Use objects as weapons - bats, tubes, machetes, guitars, swords, axes, etc.
• Use firearms (guns, shotguns, automatic rifles) to get rid of zombies quickly and effectively – but watch your ammo.
• Multiple characters, each with their own distinct melee attack. • It's not shown in the trailer, but the current hero has a special side-kick which is handy for longer distances.
• Explore...
 

Fieldrunners 2: Acclaimed Tower Defense on PS Vita This Summer

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60w ago - Subatomic Studios Marketing & Strategy Manager Alec Shobin has officially announced that Fieldrunners 2: Acclaimed Tower Defense will be hitting PS Vita this Summer.

To quote: Are you ready to defend the world? [Register or Login to view links], the "king of tower defense," storms onto PS Vita this summer.

Everyone at Subatomic Studios is thrilled about launching Fieldrunners 2 on PS Vita! When we brought the original Fieldrunners to PSP back in 2009, we were completely overwhelmed by how much enthusiasm and support you all showed for our game. You folks are awesome, Sony rocks, and that's why we're bringing the biggest tower defense game ever to PS Vita this summer.

In Fieldrunners 2, our aim was to make everything bigger and better, while still respecting our fans as tower defense connoisseurs. We started by building a new game engine, which allows each and every enemy to carve their own unique path through the battlefield.

Drop a tower in front of them? Their relentless waves wrap right around it. Use bridges and tunnels to create a killer choke point? Enemies get caught up in a huge traffic jam.

How will you ever defend yourself against these legions of baddies? With over 25 devious new towers, those fieldrunners don't...
 

Video: Castle of Illusion is Coming to PSN This Summer, Details

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67w ago - Sega Senior Digital Brand Manager Mai Kawaguchi announced today alongside a video that Disney's Castle of Illusion is coming to PSN this Summer with details below.

To quote: Mickey Mouse is returning to star in Castle of Illusion, a fantastical HD reimagining of the classic [Register or Login to view links].

The game is scheduled to release in summer of 2013. We know that Castle of Illusion has a special place in many gamers' hearts. Sega studios Australia is putting lots of care into this new 2D/3D game.

Our plan is to deliver a fully reimagined experience that takes advantage of the power of PS3 with all new graphics and new adventures, while at the same time making sure that the game maintains the Disney magic that the original Castle of Illusion captured in 1990.

We have also been working very closely with the director of the original game, who is now at Disney Interactive. We are having a blast working with her to realize many of the elements that were intended for the original game, but couldn't be achieved until now due to the technical limitations of previous generation consoles.

If you have played the original game, you will also see that we have kept intact many of the major iconic...
 
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