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PSNStores Weekly Roundup: April 22nd – 28th 2013

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This week I dived back into the classic 8-bit era and finished up my adventures in the Dragon Fantasy universe (that is until Book II is released this summer). You will be able to read my thoughts on the game soon but any fan of classic RPG’s should definitely give it a try. Besides battling monsters in the fantasy world of Westeria I have been playing a game about friendship and jumping, as the third title in this year’s fantastic Spring Fever campaign, Thomas was Alone, was released. You can find out more about this puzzle game in Chris’ review where he stated “Thomas Was Alone shows that good writing can transform even the simplest games into something impactful.”

If words aren’t enough we also have a Gameplay Glimpse of the game and DLC and Ben’s thoughts on why Thomas is a great fit for the Vita. If narrated puzzle games staring shapes isn’t your thing this weeks update also seen the release of Draw Slasher, a 2D sidecroller hack and slash played using the Vita’s touchscreen. Check out Nick’s review and hands on video of the game to see if it’s something you should drop $6 on. Fans of PSM might have noticed a lack of releases lately, but the drought has final stopped with 12(!) titles released this week including the puzzle game brg. From first glance this unique game might seem a bit confusing but luckily we had the chance to talk to Kay Hermann about the game and why PSM was chosen as the platform to bring it to.

I want to finish off this weeks Roundup with a couple of administration things. First, you might have noticed a couple of different names amongst the normal crew on some of the posts this week. I would like to take the opportunity to welcome Jonathan (@IMissBionix) to the PSNStores team and Vivas (@VivasKaul) back to the site! Secondly, we know by your comments and the statistics that you guys and gals enjoy the video content that we provide here on PSNStores and we would like to be able to offer you more, especially in the PSM category. Unfortunately with the lack of video out on the Vita we have to go to an outside source to get the ability to do video capture without our fingers getting in the way of the action, and this option isn’t the cheapest. If this is something you would like to give us a hand with getting (and a very big Thank You to you if it is), head on over to our donation page for all the details and instructions on how to donate.

News

The Reason There Have Been No PlayStation Mobile Releases For 2 Weeks
New Sanctum 2 Trailers, Screenshots, and Box Art Revealed
Call of Juarez Gunslinger Coming To PSN May 21st
PS3 Patch for Dragon Fantasy Book I out now
Update: Spelunker Collection out this week in Japan for PSVita
Terraria Patch For PS3 Should Be Out Shortly
Namco Bandai Games is Bringing Storm and Capsized to PSN, Vessel to be Developer Published
Telltale’s Poker Night 2 Launch Trailer
PSM Shooter “Radiant Flux” Getting A New Mode In Upcoming Patch
PlayStation Web Store Adds Download Queues And Auto-Downloading
Blue Skies Has A New Price And Patch On PlayStation Mobile
Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery coming soon to PSVita
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon Is Out On Tuesday, Here Is A Dev Walkthrough To Get You Ready
PS3/Vita Versions of Hotline Miami Will Include New Content and Controls
Zeno Clash II Trailer Shows First 5 Minutes of Gameplay
First Ever Pinball Arcade Tournament on PSN Happening Now Until May 6th
TMNT Michelangelo Trailer

Reviews

★★★★☆ Thomas Was Alone
★★★★1/2☆ Draw Slasher

PSNStores.com Features

PSNStores Live Stream – Mad Dog 2, Sacred Citadel, Dragon Fantasy
Gameplay Glimpse: Thomas Was Alone + Benjamin’s Flight DLC
PSNStores Podcast 95
[Over] PSNStores Giveaway: Draw Slasher
PSNStores Weekly Deals Circular
Hands-On With Draw Slasher
Sidebar: Playing Thomas Was Alone On Vita
PlayStation Store Sneak Peek: April 30th 2013
PlayStation Mobile Developer Interview: brg
Join Us Monday For A Zombie Tycoon 2 Livestream With Frima Studio
Can You Help Get Us A Vita Capture Device?

PlayStation Mobile Update

16bit Trader ( $1.49 / £1.19 / ¥150 )
brg ( $3.99 / £3.19 / ¥400 )
Guragura BARBAPAPA ( Free )
Kuishinbou OL Mogumi no Zubora Diet ( ¥200 )
Kung FU FIGHT! ( $1.49 / £1.19 / ¥150 )
Luminis ( $1.79 / £1.39 )
Ma no Su de Shanghai Puzzle ( ¥250 )
Multi Counter ( $1.79 / £1.39 / ¥175 )
Penguin Party ( Free )
RushCat ( $0.99 / £0.79 / ¥100 )
Square Music Puzzle ( ¥100 )
Visualize ( $1.49 / £0.99 / ¥150 )

Global Store Update

Demos

God Mode – 1.0 GB

PSN Games

Black Rock Shooter (PSP) – $19.99 (1.2 GB)
Draw Slasher (PSV) – $5.99 (495 MB)
God Mode (PS3) – $9.99 (1.0 GB)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R (Vita) – $14.99 (940 MB)
Thomas Was Alone (PS3/PSV) – $9.99 (236 MB)

PS3 Games

Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII – $19.99 (12.5 GB)
Dead Island: Riptide – $49.99 (2.8 GB)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – $39.99 (11.5 GB)
Soul Calibur V – $19.99 (7.0 GB)
Star Trek: The Game – $54.99 (3.5 GB)

PS2 Games

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns – $9.99 (4.5 GB)

Demos

Germinator (PS3) – 286 MB
God Mode (PS3) – 1.0 GB
Pure Chess (PS3) – 364 MB

PSN Games

Draw Slasher (Vita) – £3.99/€4.99 (495 MB)
God Mode (PS3) – £5.99/€7.49 (1.0 GB)
Thomas Was Alone (PS3/Vita) – £5.99/€7.49 (238 MB)
Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi (PSP) – £19.69/€23.99 (1.1 GB)

PS3 Games

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce – £15.99/€19.99 (8.7 GB)
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 – £31.99/€39.99 (3.5 GB)
Soul Calibur V – £15.99/€19.99 (7.0 GB)
Zone of the Enders HD Collection – £19.99/€29.99 (8.2 GB)

PSP Games

Black Rock Shooter – £15.99/€19.99 (1.1 GB)

Demos

R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War (PS3) – 846 MB
Kajiri Kamui Kagura Akebono no Hikari (Vita) – 352 MB

PSN Games

R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War (PS3) – ¥1800 (846 MB)
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (Vita) – ¥1000 (504 MB)
Spelunker Collection (Vita) – ¥1200 (181 MB)

PS3 Games

Attouteki Yuugi: Mugen Souls Z – ¥6300 (7.3 GB)
Daito Giken Koushiki Pachi-Slot Simulator Hihouden: Taiyou wo Motomeru Monotachi – ¥4800 (4.1 GB)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – ¥4990 (11.5 GB)
Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki SC: Kai HD – ¥4830 (5.4 GB)
STEINS;GATE Senkei Kosoku no Fenoguramu – ¥7140 (4.6 GB)

PS1 Games

The Match Golf – ¥600 (92 MB)

Vita Games

Kajiri Kamui Kagura Akebono no Hikari – ¥6300 (2.1 GB)
Meikyuu Cross Blood Infinity – ¥5500 (1.4 GB)
Photo Kano Kiss – ¥5800 (3.0 GB)
Sangoku Rensenki Otome no Heiho – ¥5000 (3.0 GB)
Toeic Test Jissen Tokkun 2 – ¥3800 (563 MB)

PSP Games

D.C. I & II P.S.P. – ¥3990 (2.3 GB)
Ore ni Hatarakette Iwaretemo Otsu – ¥1500 (195 MB)
Pia Carrot he Youkoso!! 4 ~ Natsu no Kioku ~ – ¥5200 (1.3 GB)
ToHeart2 Dungeon Travelers – ¥2000 (1.1 GB)

PS3 Games

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – HK$238 (11.5 GB)
Dynasty Warriors 8 (Chinese Ver) – HK$492 (18.3 GB)
SoulCalibur 5 – HK$158 (6.8 GB)

PS2 Games

Psyvariar Complete Edition – HK$72 (725 MB)
The Conveni 3 – HK$72 (740 MB)