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PSNStores Weekly Roundup: January 28th – February 3rd 2013

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This Friday I took some time off of Persona 4 (its just so good) to hop back into a few games of Section 8 Prejudice with a few of the editors here to celebrate the current sale that is going on for the game. As always Section 8 was a blast and its not too late to get the game for the great price of $5 if you are a PS+ member.  I also finally played through The Unfinished Swan and, as I expected from hearing everyone else say so many good things about the game, I thoroughly enjoyed it and was impressed with the mechanics and story presentation(even though the second chapter seemed to drag on a little in my opinion). I have a feeling that if I had played this game last year when it was released it would have ended up somewhere in my GOTY picks.

While PC players have been enjoying the unique strategy of Frozen Synapse for a while now PlayStation fans will soon have their chance as Double Eleven have announced that they will be releasing a version of the game for PS3/Vita. Titled Frozen Synapse: Tactics the game will be more then just a simple port of the PC version as the game will be getting a complete makeover. Once we learn more about this title we will let you know. Gaijin games have also announced that they have submitted Bit.Trip Runner 2 to Sony for classification so you can look forward to hearing about a release date soon.

While it was a slow week on the store for PSN titles with no new releases we got word on some upcoming releases to get excited for. The PSN/Vita port of the PSM title Alien Breed (which originally was released on the Amiga) will be making its way to the store on February 6th in EU and 12th in NA for the price of £6.49/€7.99/$9.99 and will thankfully be a cross buy(#yopo) title. Check out the new trailer to see how the game is shaping up. The ever so helpful Hong Kong PlayStation blog also let known that some new DLC is coming for When Vikings Attack! Humorously titled When Vikings Relax! the DLC will add new arenas, a survival mode, and of course more trophies to collect. Keep an eye out for an official announcement from Clever Beans soon.

Two new PSM games from Thomas Hopper were released this week titled Super Skull Smash Go! and Still Life. Make sure to check out this weeks Quick Play to see if you should add these to your (hopefully) ever increasing PSM library. Also this weeks free PSM offering comes from the developers Laughing Jackal with Cubixx, their take on the classic Qix puzzle game. If you haven’t already make sure to grab it before Tuesday’s update.

In reviews Nick wrote about his time blowing up giant bugs with Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, Ben provided his slightly controversial thoughts on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and I enjoyed some remixed classical music with Fredric – Resurrection of Music.

This weeks round-up finishes off with the debut of a new feature, PSNStores Play, which sees an editor play through a favorite PSN title of the past and record it for your entertainment. In this installment you can watch Chris play around 20 minutes of the first PixelJunk Shooter and make sure to keep your eyes on our YouTube channel for more of PixelJunk Shooter and other editor favorites from the great PSN library.

 

News

Super Icon Shares Some Screens From The Version 1.1 For Life Of Pixel
When Vikings Relax DLC Announced For When Vikings Attack
Carnage Heart: EXA Allows For Players To Record Movie Files Of Their Own Gameplay
Alien Breed Trailer Shows Off the Old and the New
Alien Breed Price and Release Dates Revealed
Alien Breed is Cross Buy
Jetpack Joyride Vita Update v1.02 is Live
Double Eleven Bringing Frozen Synapse: Tactics To PS3 and Vita
Just A Reminder: Cubixx Is Free On PlayStation Mobile
Bit.Trip Runner 2 Submitted, Awaiting Certification

Reviews

★★★1/2☆☆ PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale
★★★1/2☆☆ Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable
★★★★☆ Frederic – Resurrection of Music

PSNStores.com Features

PSNStores Podcast 84
PSM Quick Play: Super Skull Smash GO! & Still Life
PlayStation Store Sneak Peek – February 5th 2013
PSNStores Play: PixelJunk Shooter – “1 – Into The Abyss…”

PlayStation Mobile Update

Still Life ( $0.49 / £0.40 )
Super Skull Smash GO! ( $3.29 / £2.59 )

Global Store Update

Beta

Crysis 3 – Multiplayer Beta

Demos

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3) – 2668 MB
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (Vita) – 750 MB

PS3

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars – $19.99 / 2357 MB
Bayonetta – $19.99 / 7232 MB
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – $59.99 / 12.8 GB
Everyone Sing – $19.99 / 7118 MB
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin HD – $16.99 / 1081 MB
Hitman: Blood Money HD – $16.99 / 4652 MB
Hitman: Contracts HD – $16.99 / 2440 MB
Hitman Triology HD – $39.99 / 8173 MB
Zone of the Enders: HD Collection – $34.99 / 8210 MB

PS2

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – $9.99 / 3690 MB

Vita

Let’s Fish: Hooked On – $19.99 / 1461 MB

Betas

Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta

Demos

Sound Shapes (PS3) – 617 MB
Sound Shapes (Vita) – 567 MB

PS3

Bayonetta – £11.99 €14.99 / 7232 MB

PS2

Dora The Explorer: Dora Saves The Snow Princess – £7.99 / 1809 MB
Dynasty Warriors 4 – £7.99 €9.99 / 3578 MB
Dynasty Warriors 4 Empires – £7.99 €9.99 / 3448 MB
Dynasty Warriors 5 – £7.99 €9.99 / 3559 MB
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – £7.99 €9.99 / 4385 MB
Kessen III – £7.99 €9.99 / 5270 MB
Rollercoaster World – £3.99 €4.99 / 352 MB
Samurai Warriors 2 – £7.99 €9.99 / 4284 MB
Samurai Warriors 2 Empires – £7.99 €9.99 / 2201 MB

Vita

Dokuro – £11.99 €14.99 / 364 MB
Let’s Fish! Hooked On – £14.99 €19.99 / 1472 MB

Demo

Gurumin (PSP) – 8.4 MB
Kisou Ryouhei Gunhound EX (PSP) – 82 MB

PS3

Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 – ¥7100 / 9.3 GB
PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale – ¥4900 / 5.9 GB

Vita

Sengoku Hime 3 Tenka Wo Kirisaku Hikari to Kage – ¥5040 / 2.7 GB
PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale – ¥3900 / 1.3 GB
WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship – ¥4500 / 605 MB

PSP

Accel World: Kasoku no Chouten – ¥6280 / 1.1 GB
Kisou Ryouhei Gunhound EX – ¥2500 / 390 MB
Tasogare no Sinsemilla Portable – ¥4800 / 758 MB
Love 0 Kilometers Portable – ¥5800 / 1.0 GB

Demos

Double Dragon Neon (PS3) – 1870 MB
Page Chronica (PS3) – 825 MB

PSN

Arkedo Series: 01 Jump! – HK$18 / 20 MB
Arkedo Series: 02 Swap! – HK$18 / 35 MB
Arkedo Series: 03 Pixel! – HK$18 / 65 MB
Double Dragon Neon – HK$78 / 1870 MB
Knytt Underground – HK$188 / 859 MB

PS3

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – HK$468 / 13 GB

PS2

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – HK$72 / 3690 MB

Vita

Knytt Underground – HK$188 / 692 MB
Samurai & Dragons – Free / 230 MB
Treasures of Montezuma Blitz – Free / 201 MB

minis

3D Twist & Match – HK$18 / 25 MB
Actual Crimes: Jack The Ripper – HK$32 / 85 MB
BreakQuest: Extra Evolution – HK$32 / 60 MB
Jetpack Joyride – HK$32 / 25 MB