Not that many new releases out this week on PSN or in stores for PS3. Luckily, the new games we do have should keep most gamers happy, at least until next week's fix.
Out in stores is Fight Night Champion, which is grittier and darker than its predecessors with excellent animation and visuals that help portray the brutality of boxing. The only other main new store release is Rango: The Video Game which, as the name suggests, is based on the new animated film starring the voice of Johnny Depp.
Out on PlayStation Network this week is the full game of ModNation Racers which has been re-released as a download, and PixelJunk Shooter 2 which is a combination of simple ideas that improve on the already great original.
Also, for those who have already completed the brilliant Dead Space 2, new DLC this week offers two extra single player chapters. The new content is available on PSN and is called Dead Space 2: Severed. It follows Gabe Weller, one of the characters from Dead Space: Extraction, as he travels through the Sprawl to find Lexine.
This week's Game of the Week goes to the PS3 exclusive PixelJunk Shooter 2. The game uses a mix of puzzle solving and quick reactions to create a very memorable experience. And one of the biggest additions to this sequel over the first game is the new online versus mode which pits players against each other in small arenas, adding significantly to the replay value.
New PlayStation 3 Store Releases:
Fight Night Champion – A dynamic fighting simulator pushing visual boundaries and centered around a new single player Champion mode. Rango: The Video Game — Continue Rango’s journey through new adventures inspired by the movie in a Wild West World filled with off-color characters. New PSN Games: ModNation Racers Full Game ($29.99) - A next generation kart racer with a deep track creator where you can share you creations with the online community. PixelJunk Shooter 2 Full Game ($9.99) - Pilot a rescue ship to save workers trapped in alien environments in this quirky 2D shooter.
Game Demos Major League Baseball 2K11 Demo Top Spin 4 Demo Call Of Duty: Black Ops Single Player Demo Alien Breed 3: Descent Demo Premier Manager Demo Marvel Pinball Demo
PSone Classics Vagrant Story ($5.99)
Add-on Game Content MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3: Fate Of Two Worlds – Costume Pack ($4.99) MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3: Fate Of Two Worlds – Shadow Battle 01(Free) Dead Space 2: Severed ($6.99) Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Lamborghini Untamed Pack ($6.99) Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Lamborghini Countach LP5000QV ($2.99) Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Lamborghini Diablo SV ($2.99) Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Lamborghini Sesto Elemento ($2.99) Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Lamborghini Untamed Pack ($6.99) My Aquarium – Deep-Sea Fish Set ($0.99) Hyperdimension Neptunia – Gust Battle Ticket ($1.99) Hyperdimension Neptunia – Nisa Battle Ticket ($1.99) ModNation Racers – Progressive Props Pack (Free) EyePetMedieval Pack ($2.99)