Rey and I spent much of this week in New York City taste-testing a batch of upcoming games, including Resistance: Burning Skies, Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection, Sound Shapes, and Street Fighter X Tekken for PS Vita (plus DUST 514 and Starhawk for the venerable PS3). It was a productive trip, all in all, and you’ll be seeing the fruits of our labors on the Blog very soon. In the meantime, if you’re the impatient type, you can read up on Starhawk’s campaign right now and listen to Lightbox Interactive President Dylan Jobe talk turkey on the new PlayStation Blogcast.
In other news this week, The Pinball Arcade for PS3 and PS Vita bolstered PSN’s pinball chops, Qore signed off with a series finale, World Gone Sour brought some tarty platformer gameplay to PSN, PTOM shows off its Sly Cooper cover, LittleBigPlanet’s new weekly community update served up a stack of top Media Molecule picks, Gearbox Software dropped by to showcase Borderlands 2, the Starhawk team showed a way to score free DLC, Escape Plan for PS Vita updated with free new content, and Stardone Extreme announced a PS Vita version that’s hurtling towards a PSN release next week.
What are you playing this weekend?
- I’m playing: Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer (I can’t stop!), Resistance: Burning Skies multiplayer, DUST 514, Street Fighter X Tekken for PS Vita
- I’m watching: Homeland, The Cabin in the Woods
- I’m reading: 11/22/63 by Stephen King
- I’m listening to: PlayStation Blogcast 020: StarDrone-ing on about Starhawk & Dust 514
Most-Watched Video of the Week: Resident Evil 6 Trailer from Captivate 2012
The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week
PlayStation Store Update — The Pinball Arcade for PS3 and PS Vita, Skullgirls, World Gone Sour, new UNCHARTED 3 DLC, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and more.
The Legend of Dragoon Coming to PSN: RPG Classic Reborn May 1st — Shuhei Yoshida’s much-loved PSone RPG returns in May, proving definitively that good things come to those who wait.
Captivate 2012: Resident Evil 6 in October, SF X Tekken Vita Cross Play, Lost Planet 3, DmC Update — Our EU correspondant James Gallagher reports in on Capcom’s media blowout, including four new trailers.
A FES-tivus for the rest of us: Persona 3 FES Hits PSN Tomorrow — A beloved PS2 Atlus RPG returns in digital form with a fun Seinfeld reference to boot.
Zen Pinball 2 Coming Spring 2012 for PlayStation and PS Vita — The battle over PSN pinball heats up! Like The Pinball Arcade, Zen Pinball 2 supports both PS3 and PS Vita with on purchase.
You’re Invited – Resistance: Burning Skies Lights Up San Francisco Next Week — Want to go hands-on with PS VIta’s first multiplayer online shooter? Come one, come all!
Resistance: Burning Skies Multiplayer Details Revealed — I played it in NYC this week and I’ll have more details to share on Monday. Until then, get a grip on the basics with this post.
Free to Play Treasures of Montezuma Blitz Now Available on PS Vita — Who doesn’t like match three games? Commies, probably.
Mortal Kombat Hits PS Vita May 1st, Watch the New Trailer — This remarkably faithful translation of the classic PS3 fighter is almost here. SQUEEEEE
PlayStation Home: Exclusive x7 Club Opens This Week + Novus Prime 5.5 Update — The latest and greatest in PSN’s online social communty.