Coming to PSN this Week — Freekscape: Escape From Hell — An offbeat gem worth a close look. As a demon, you can skewer enemies on your pitchfork, then use the shish kabobs in creative ways to solve puzzles and crush other beasties. This Mini can play on either PS3 or PSP for double the pleasure.
Coming to PSN this Week: King of Pool for PSP — For me, the standout feature is the inclusion of fantasy, non-regulation billiards tables, plus a bevy of modes including Eight Ball, Nine Ball, Four Ball, Snooker, and One Cushion Billiard.
PlayStation Comics Store Update — Zombies vs. Robots? I’ve been missing out! Also check out Vampire Hunter D Vol. 1, plus Markosia’s Ritual — which, incidentally, sounds like my kind of comic.
NEW PSP “Big Boss” Pack for METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER — Kojima Productions always strives for perfection, and this ultra-limited “Big Boss” PSP pack is no exception. Included are a roomy 4GB Memory Stick, camo-infused PSP-3000 (gorgeous!), carrying case, PSN movie voucher, and of course Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (UMD). And $199 ain’t bad at all for this highly collectible pack.
PlayStation Store Update — Highlights this week include the 2010 FIFA demo, The Incredibles for LittleBigPlanet, and the launch of Freekscape and King of Pool. But the sales are CRAZY: Patapon 2 and LocoRoco 2 for $7.99(!). and Killzone 2 DLC and Killzone: Liberation (PSP) on deep discount.
PlayStation Network Video Content Update — The Lord of the Rings Trilogy in HD steals the show this week. You can unlock an exclusive LOTR Dynamic Theme if you pick it up in HD by 4/15. The cult-classic 1978 animated Ralph Bakshi version is now available as well, and worth a look for hardened LOTR fans (or just fans of trippy 70’s cartoons).