New PS3 and PSN Releases for the Week of January 8th, 2013

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67w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez is here with the new PS3, PS Vita and PSN releases for the upcoming week today, as follows:

This week, the fan-favorite franchise Earth Defense Force goes portable with EDF2017 Portable on PS Vita.

The notoriously unforgiving Demon€s Souls comes to PSN, so you can download it straight to your PS3. Platinum Games€ Anarchy Reigns hits PS3 at retail (for just $29.99).

A number of Dora the Explorer PS2 Classics make their way to PlayStation Store, and a few other gems round out this week€s update.

Enjoy this week€s The Drop.

PS3

Anarchy Reigns ($29.99 retail)

PSN

Demon€s Souls
Rise of the Guardians
Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Dance Magic

PS2 Classics

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess
Go Diego Go! Great Dinosaur Rescue
Go Diego Go! Safari Rescue

PS Vita

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable
 

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Invades PS Vita January 8th, 2013

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69w ago - D3Publisher Assistant Producer Miki Takahashi has announced today that Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable invades the PS Vita on January 8th, 2013.

To quote: We are excited to share the news today that Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable will be available as a digital download on PlayStation Vita at the beginning of the year.

The game will be available on January 8th, 2013 in North America for $39.99 and players will get to experience all the intense action that the Earth Defense Force can endure.

What is really cool is that Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable is completely remastered from the original classic shooter (Earth Defense Force 2017) and with so many extras, players will truly get a new EDF experience that wasn't possible before.

Players will get to check out seven new levels plus dive into all the action with fan favorite Pale Wing, giving players the power to soar high over buildings in her jet pack and cause massive destruction from above.

You will also find some new enemies in the game, and blast them to smithereens with your choice of more than 230 weapons, including many new ones. For the first time, save the world with your friends in online multiplayer for up to four players in co-op and versus mode.

We look forward to hearing...
 

Sony Outlines PlayStation Plus January 2013 Content Updates

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70w ago - Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe has outlined the upcoming PlayStation Plus content updates for January, 2013 today.

Below are the details, to quote: Hello everyone! I hope you€re all enjoying the new content that arrived on PlayStation Plus at the beginning of December. As we move through the gift-giving season I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to inform you of all the awesome content changes you can expect in January.

But before that, I wanted to let you know about a great offer that starts today on the PlayStation Store. As soon as the store has been updated, the PS Plus 1 year membership will be available at an incredible 25% off its usual price!

Until 9th January you can get a whole year€s subscription for a one-off payment of only £29.99/€37.49. And remember €" you can stack your membership so you can treat yourself even if you€re an existing member!

Right, onto this month€s games. Kicking things off is your lead title for January €" BioShock 2, diving into the PlayStation Plus service from 2nd January for four weeks.

Developed...
 

Video: God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta Hits PS Plus January 8

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71w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment America Associate Product Marketing Manager Derek Osgood has announced alongside a video trailer today that PlayStation Plus members will be receiving access to the God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta on January 8th, 2013.

To quote: As some of you know, the fine folks at Sony Santa Monica Studio recently opened their doors to members of the gaming press - the first such €open house€ event in the studio€s history.

In addition to experiencing hands-on time with the upcoming multiplayer beta for God of War: Ascension and two new characters coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, journalists experienced a rare inside look at one of the most accomplished and diverse game production facilities in the world.

This is a place where developers of indie titles such as The Unfinished Swan and Journey and big-budget blockbusters such as God of War and Starhawk proudly work shoulder-to-shoulder.

With God of War: Ascension€s multiplayer beta en route, the team at Santa Monica Studio wanted to take this opportunity to address PlayStation.Blog readers with the latest details. Read on to learn more about what€s in store for the beta!

The God of War: Ascension Multiplayer Beta...
 

Video: The Last of Us Hits PS3 May 7th 2013, Pre-order Bonuses

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71w ago - Following up on the previous announcement, today Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer has confirmed that The Last of Us hits PS3 on May 7th 2013 with PlayStation 3 pre-order bonuses and a new story trailer below!

To quote: It has been a big weekend for us here at Naughty Dog. We revealed a brand new trailer for The Last of Us at the Spike Video Game Awards on Friday along with the most important news for any fan - that The Last of Us will be released on May 7th, 2013!

This is our second trailer release and our first since announcing The Last of Us at least year's VGA show. If you didn't catch the show when it aired live or the Spike video stream, you can watch the full, uncensored trailer at the top of this post.

We've tried to keep the trailer as spoiler-free as possible, while giving you some hints at the tense, emotional narrative the development team has crafted for The Last of Us.

That's not all - we are also excited to announce details on the bonus content you can get for pre-ordering your copy of The Last of Us. Participating retailers will offer the Sights and Sounds Pack, which includes:
 











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