To quote Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin, and PlayStation Move is about to change the way we all interact with our PlayStation 3 games. If you’re looking to pick up a PlayStation Move motion controller when it launches in mainland Europe on 15 September, in Australia and New Zealand on 16 September and in the UK on 17 September, this guide should equip you with all the information you need to ensure you get the most out of this new addition to the PlayStation family.
Here is what will be available at launch:
- PlayStation Move Motion Controller (€39.99/£34.99 RRP/AU$69.95/NZ$79.95 RRP)
- PlayStation Eye Camera (€29.99/£24.99 RRP/AU$59.95/NZ$69.95 RRP)
- PlayStation Move Navigation controller (€29.99/£24.99 RRP/AU$49.95/NZ$59.95 RRP)
- PlayStation Move Charging Station (€29.99/£24.99 RRP/AU$49.95/NZ$59.95 RRP)
- Coming soon: PlayStation Move Shooting Attachment (€14.99/£12.99 RRP/AU$29.95/NZ$34.95 RRP)
- PlayStation Move Starter Pack (€59.99/£49.99 RRP/AU$99.95/NZ$109.95 RRP)
Includes PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye and a PlayStation Move Starter Disc.
- PlayStation 3 Move Bundle (€349/£284.99 RRP/AU$599.95/NZ$729.95 RRP)
Includes PlayStation 3 320GB system, PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye, DUALSHOCK 3 controller, and PlayStation Move Starter Disc. For all New Zealand consumers, all NZD pricing stated above is subject to GST increase in NZ on 1st October 2010.
The Starter Disc
The Starter Disc includes demos of the following games, all which are also available to download from PlayStation Store:
Beat Sketcher: Create both art and music as you see yourself on the screen and draw using a variety of brushes and colours in the game’s Create Mode.
echochrome ii: Play through a tutorial and three levels in this stylish, original puzzle game where you use the PlayStation Move motion controller as a torch to cast shadows onto a wall and create paths for your mannequin.
EyePet Move Edition: A taste of what it’s like to interact with your EyePet using the Move controller in EyePet Move Edition. (Existing EyePet owners will be able to download a free software update on 15 September).
Sports Champions: Play both Table Tennis and Disc Golf and feel just how accurate the PlayStation Move motion controller is.
TV Superstars: Get your face in the game and play through Frockstar and Let’s Get Physical either alone or with up to three friends.
Start the Party: Swat bugs, bounce basketballs and whack moles in this hilarious augmented reality party game where you never quite know what your PlayStation Move motion controller is going to turn into next.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11: Take part in The Ryder Cup across a range of game types and using various top golfers in this generous demo that is compatible with Playstation Move.
The Shoot: Blast your way through an entire level of the shooter that puts you in the shoes of a movie star trying to impress the director.
Tumble: Play through two stages of levels of this Jenga-like game where you have to keep a steady hand to build towers out of various objects, and use mines to blow them up as comprehensively as possible.
PlayStation Move Games available at launch
- Sports Champions
- Start the Party
- Kung Fu Rider
- EyePet Move Edition
- Tumble (Available from PlayStation Store)
Games that you may already have that will support PlayStation Move at launch
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
- Toy Story 3
- Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
Games that you may already have that will support PlayStation Move soon
- Heavy Rain
- Hustle Kings
- High Velocity Bowling
Upcoming PlayStation Move supported games
- The Shoot
- The Fight
- SOCOM: Special Forces
- TV Superstars
- SingStar Dance
- LittleBigPlanet 2
- Sly Trilogy
- Heroes on the Move
- Killzone 3
- echochrome ii (Available from PlayStation Store)
- Beat Sketcher (Available from PlayStation Store)
- Virtua Tennis 4
- John Daly’s ProStroke Golf
- The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest
- Time Crisis: Razing Storm
- Tron: Evolution
I’ll keep this blog post up to date with the latest information as and when it comes in.
While this is a starter guide to help you decide what to buy at launch, the comments section will no doubt be where we get to the real meat and potatoes. Feel free to ask anything and I’ll try to answer as many detailed questions as you can throw at me.
Also, check out this excellent guide that the community over at the official PlayStation forums has put together, based on information gathered from around the web.