Most-Watched Video of the Week: Killzone 3: From the Ashes Trailer
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PlayStation Store Update — Alien Zombie Mega Death expands upon the hit mini for $7.99; Killzone 3 adds four new multiplayer maps for $4.99; Castlevania: Lords of Shadow continues with the Resurrection add-on for $9.99; L.A. Noire gets a new case with “Nicholson Electroplating”; Sonic Generations and Virtua Tennis 4 get free demos and more.
Amy is Survival Horror Evolved, Coming to PSN This Summer — I’m a sucker for horror games, so the gameplay premise here grabbed me right away. As you guide Amy through decrepit environments teeming with monstrous foes, you’ll sneak past threats fight with clumsy, improvised weapons ala Silent Hill. But your young ward has a few surprises that might turn the tide in your favor.
Hitman: Absolution Developer Interview — Much like the new Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution is going to great lengths to expand its core premise in new and intriguing ways. One example is the introduction of social stealth, which sees Agent 47 bluffing and role-playing his way through nerve-wracking close encounters.
Introducing Dyad for PSN — I had the pleasure of meeting creator Shawn McGrath at this year’s PAX East. At that time, Shawn had rigged Dyad to a motorized platform chair that tilted and rocked as the player soared through the game’s swirling vortex of sights and sounds. Bonus points for name-dropping the Large Hadron Collider (LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider) in the trailer!
Shadows of the Damned: A New Vision of Hell Hits PS3 Today — Full disclosure: I’ve been playing Shadows of the Damned all week long and it’s a breath of fresh air. The survival-horror combat is similar to Resident Evil 4, though Garcia is much faster and nimbler than Leon Kennedy. I also adore the chilling soundscape produced by Akira Yamaoka (LINK: https://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/06/24/shadows-of-the-damned-sound-director-akira-yamaoka-talks-audio-influences/), whose audio work you remember from the Silent Hill games. Have you played it?