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PSNStores Weekly Roundup: October 1st – 7th 2012

Posted by on October 7th, 2012 | 1 Comment | Tags:

Its been a great week for Vita (and other PlayStation Certified device) owners with the launch of PlayStation Mobile (PSM) and PSNStores had you covered, detailing the launch lineup and offering a handy FAQ. For more in-depth information on some of the launch lineup and titles coming in the future we also had interviews with the creators of Underline, Loot the Land, Beats Slider, Aqua Kitty, Fuel Tiracas, Super Crate Box, Samurai Beatdown, Passing Time, Word Blocked, Eufloria/Eufloria Adventures, Panic!, and Hungry Giraffe. You can also read my impressions on the four games I  purchased when the store went live and check out what games are coming to PSM. Expect plenty more coverage of this very exciting platform in the future.

The launch of PSM wasn’t the only thing that happened this week though as we finally have a release date for the long delayed (in NA) Arkedo Series. Jump!, Swap!, and Pixel! will be bundled in one game (as opposed to three individual titles) and will be available on October 16th for the very reasonable price of $5.99.  Another long awaited game also got its release date this week, The Unfinished Swan. The game amazed both Chris and Eric at press events earlier this year and will be available later this month on October 23rd for $14.99. That is unless you are a PS+ member which allows you to grab the game one week early on October 16th.

For those of you who are looking forward to playing something interesting a bit sooner there will be two great options available when the store updates this Tuesday. As we reported last week Joe Danger 2 – The Movie would be making its way over to PSN with Hello Games hoping to have it available in a couple of weeks. Well it looks like they have hit their mark since you will be able to wheelie, flip, and (more then likely if I am playing) crash this week for $14.99/£9.99.  With that chilly weather of fall setting in you can bring a little sunshine to your Vita with Sunflowers. Already released Europe last month and coming to NA on Tuesday, Sunflowers has you controlling the sun as you grow seeds into flowers and offers simple and addictive game play for the low cost of $3.99.

We have a single review for you this week for the funny, crazy, and overall fantastic (some issues aside) action platformer Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit.

The newest episode of the PSNStores podcast is now available where you can hear about Chris’s time with the super slim PS3 model, Brad meeting a celebrity at a Starbucks, Curtis’s movie schedule for October, and of course video games. Eric gives us another dose of his favorite community made Sound Shapes levels in this weeks Sample Tracks (and for past editions you can check out the archive here).  We end off with this past weeks Global Store Update and a Sneak Peek at the massive October 2nd NA update. All of this and more in this edition of the PSNStores Weekly Roundup:

News

Arkedo Series Coming To US PSN On Oct 16th
Samurai Beatdown’s Debut Trailer Is Slice-A-Riffic
FuturLab Tease Second PSM Project
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Flips onto PSN in 2013
Worms Revolution Burrowing into North American PSN Next Week
SunFlowers Coming To Vita In North America Next Week!
Terraria Gameplay Trailer
The PlayStation Store On Vita Now Has Screenshots (For Select Games)
The Walking Dead: Episode Four – Around Every Corner Trailer
Dollar Dash “Weapons” Trailer
PlayStation Germany Tries To Explain Cross-Play [Video]
PlayStation Mobile Is Live
Pocket Fighter PS One Classic Reverted Back to PS3-only Status
Machinarium Recieves Over 100k Downloads On EU PSN, Coming To US Next Week
Contest Winners For ‘When Vikings Attack’ Announced
Joe Danger 2 On PS3 Launches Next Week
The Unfinished Swan Reveals Itself On October 23rd (Oct 16th For PS+)
Ibb and Obb Delayed Into Next Year
Retro City Rampage Includes Easter Egg Characters from the PlayStation Blog

Reviews

★★★★☆ Review: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

PSNStores.com Features

PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Underline
PlayStation Mobile Week On PSNStores
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Loot The Land
Sound Shapes Sample Tracks – October 1st 2012
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Beats Slider
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Aqua Kitty
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Fuel Tiracas
PlayStation Mobile Impressions: Super Crate Box, Rebel, Beat Slider, Fuel Tiracas
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Super Crate Box
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Samurai Beatdown
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Passing Time
Sneak Peek – October 9th PSN Releases
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Word Blocked
We Talk All Things ‘Eufloria’ With Rudolf Kremers
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Panic!
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: Hungry Giraffe
PSNStores Podcast 75
So What Is Next For PlayStation Mobile?

Global Store Update

Apps

Neon Alley (Free) (Cost $6.99 per/mo after 1 free week)

Demos

DJMAX Technika Tune (Vita)
Hell Yeah!
Sonic Adventure 2
Silent Hill: Book of Memories (Vita)
TNT Racers
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (Vita)

PSN

Hell Yeah! (¥1500 — £9.99 — €12.99)
NiGHTS Into Dreams (HK$78 — ¥1000 — £6.49 — €7.99 — $9.99)
Sonic Adventure 2 (HK$78 — £6.49 — €7.99 — $9.99)
Supercar Challenge (HK$122)
TNT Racers (HK$78)
Zen Pinball 2 (Free)

PS3

Dead or Alive 5 (£47.99 — €59.99)
F1 2012 (¥7770)
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (£10.99 — €13.99 — $19.99)
Michael Jackson The Experience (¥4400)
NBA2K13 (£49.99 — €59.99 — $59.99)
Resident Evil 6 (£47.99 — €59.99 — $59.99)

PS2

Arcade Classics (HK$38)
Cel Damage Overdrive (HK$38)
GrooveRider Slot Car Racing (HK$38)
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition ($9.99)
International Super Karts (HK$38)
International Tennis Pro (HK$38)
MX World Tour (HK$38)
Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy ($9.99)

PS1

Tomba! (£3.19 — €3.99)

Vita

DJMAX Technika Tune (HK$348)
New Little King’s Story ($39.99)
Zen Pinball 2 (Free)

PSP

Entaku no Seito The Eternal Legend (¥5040)
Sol Trigger (¥5600)
Summon Night 3 (¥3600)
TNT Racers (HK$62)

minis

Ronnie O’Sullivan’s Snooker (£1.99 — €2.49)


  • Chris

    Next week will be a busy week on the site I think