Sep 10, 2011

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PlayStation Week in Review: Week of 9/10/11

PlayStation Week in Review: Week of 9/10/11

School is in full swing now, and if you’re any kind of student that means you’re probably looking for games to play. Well, look no further. On this week’s PlayStation Week in Review, we’ve got more game updates than you can shake a stick at. Let’s take a look at the games you can play right now, and what’s coming up right around the corner.

  • Resistance 3 launched this week for the PlayStation 3. The third installment in Insomniac Games’s shooter franchise casts protagonist Joseph Capelli in a cross-country journey to shut down a Chimeran wormhole over New York City and give humanity one last hope. The sci-fi first-person-shooter has already been garnering rave reviews from critics, and is the first big Sony exclusive of the fall season. Resistance 3 may be the last Resistance game Insomniac develops, so be sure to pick it up and experience the legendary developer’s final Chimeran story. Stay tuned to Vivid Gamer for our review.

  • The Uncharted Dual Pack also saw release on September 6. The collection features the Greatest Hits versions of PS3 classics Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and gives players access to a veritable truckload of DLC for each. Expansion packs, multiplayer skins, themes, and avatars can all be found in the package alongside two phenomenal games. Uncharted 2 has been considered one of the greatest games of all time, and shares a Metacritic score of 96. You can pick up the Uncharted Dual Pack for $39.99.
  • While originally slated for release on September 27, Ubisoft has announced that controversial sandbox game From Dust will come to the PlayStation Network two weeks earlier. On September 13, players will be able to download the game for $14.99. From Dust puts the player in control of a natural force called The Breath. The title recently has come under fire for the always-online DRM scheme that comes packaged with the PC version. Still, the game has received generally favorable reviews from critics, and these DRM issues won’t be a problem with the PlayStation 3 version.

  • Electronic Arts has confirmed via press release that PC shooter Crysis will be coming to PSN and Xbox LIVE in October. The game will retail for $19.99, and will be a remastered version of the 2007 juggernaut optimized using CryEngine 3. Players can expect fine-tuned controls and combat alongside improved lighting and visual fidelity.
  • An upcoming Devil May Cry HD Collection has been rumored for some time, and it seems the ESRB has all but confirmed its existence. Ratings were posted earlier this week for PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of all three PS2 Devil May Cry games. While Capcom has yet to make a formal announcement, you can expect the collection to hit store shelves before the end of the year. This news comes on the heels of Capcom’s announcement of a Devil May Cry reboot, so an HD collection to drum up anticipation seems fitting. Stay tuned to Vivid Gamer for more on this story in the coming weeks.

  • In a Twitter post earlier this week, Metal Gear Solid series director Hideo Kojima confirmed that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, which will ship with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection in November, will feature 4-player co-op multiplayer over PSN and Xbox LIVE. This feature will complement upgraded audio, high-def visuals, and Trophy/Achievement support for a stealth-action package like no other. You can check out the full story here on Vivid Gamer.
  • Finally, Sony Santa Monica and developer Plastic are working on a mysterious PlayStation Move game. A gameplay video surfaced earlier today and was traced back to developer Plastic by NeoGAF forum meber Toppot. Plastic previously developed Linger in Shadows, a PSN game released in 2008. The gameplay video shows a disembodied hand grasping and interacting with objects in a forest, and the tip of a PlayStation Move controller appears at screen’s edge partway through. Plastic has confirmed their involvement and is encouraging players to keep their eyes out for hints of a title in the coming days. Thanks to Eurogamer.

That’s all for this week’s PlayStation Week in Review! There are plenty of games to play in September and beyond, so if you own a PS3 prepare to break out your wallet for some great content. Make sure to stop by the site soon for our review of Resistance 3.

Be sure to come back next week for another PlayStation Week in Review. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check out James’ weekly Xbox news roundup for all your Xbox news of the week.

*PlayStation Week in Review is a feature article that recaps the most interesting PlayStation news of the week. We also run Xbox Week in Review for all your Xbox news of the week.