EuroStore Highlights Volume #4
Every week the Playstation Store is updated with new and exciting content. Every week it’s up to you to decide what you’ll be downloading and spending your hard-earned pennies on. It’s not always easy and sometimes it can even be a real dilemma. For all of our European readers out there, *waves*, here’s a new weekly feature from us to you! Check out highlights of what the Store has to offer, read about the new content and come back later for more! EuroStore Highlights, here we go!
So, what are you up to? Had a good week? Played lots of good games? Share your stories in the comments below. I wanna’ know and maybe we can get an interesting conversation going. Either way… the Store has been updated with new content as usual… hooray!… which means it’s that time of the week again to find out what’s worth getting and what’s not. Press the power button, sign-in and start reading ’cause here we go!
He’s come to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And he’s all out of gum. Hail to the king, for he is back. Back again. Duke is back. Tell a friend. Alright, if you hadn’t had the chance to play DNF yet, now is the time! Many folks have expected many great things to come out of a videogame that has been in development for almost 15 years. In a way that’s understandable. On the other hand, you can’t expect miracles. Afterall, this is Duke we’re talking about here. An action hero that has the guts and balls to fight the biggest monsters in town and have a good laugh while he’s at it. Taking place more than ten years after the events of Duke Nukem 3D, expect annoying aliens, pumped up action, humorous situations, interesting weapons and classic gameplay. It’s the 90’s all over again, but it’s bloody fun. Wanna’ save the world and enjoy the ride? Then go get ’em!
I know what you’re probably thinking – that playing the first game beforehand is a must. Well… it’s not. Eventhough upcoming Darkness 2 is a direct sequel to the first game, which was released in 2007, you don’t really need to know all of the details to properly get into it – though it might help. Nontheless you once again take on the role of Jackie Estacado, the wielder of The Darkness. Controling these demonic abilities, or entities if you will, is a crucial part of the gameplay. You’re offered a selection of classical weapons as well, but using supernatural powers and ripping out hearts out of your enemies is much more fun. Compared to the first game, textures this time use cel-shading technology that lends the title a comic book style look. However, that doesn’t hide any of the mature content. Turn the lights off and try the demo, which was specially put together from different parts of the full game. You have more than a week to catch up and join the dark side.
Alright, let’s get one thing straight. This week is a week of fantasy on the Store. Final Fantasy. You might’ve heard about the famous fantasy role-playing series before. I’m sure you have. But have you played all of its games? Ah, I thought so. Now you can get your fix, since up for offer is almost EVERY GAME from the franchise for a REDUCED PRICE! Debuting originally in 1987 and being on the market ever since, this is something you can’t miss! Here’s what you can get:
Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Was £14.99/€24.99 – Now £9.99/€11.99)
Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy – Prologus (Was £2.39/€2.99 – Now £1.19/€1.49)
Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
Final Fantasy (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
Final Fantasy II (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £13.99/€17.99)
Final Fantasy V (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
Final Fantasy VI (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
Final Fantasy VII (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
Final Fantasy VIII (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
Final Fantasy IX (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions (£7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
Pretty crazy, in a good way, right? Just a reminder that XIII-2 comes out in a few days. Have fun!
This week is very generous when it comes to avatars. There are literally loads to choose from, but I’ve picked for you the best. As you can see above, yes – I’ve put that picture together just for this special occasion, the selection covers several known franchises. From Assassin’s Creed and Rayman, to King of Fighters and one newcomer – All Zombies Must Die! In the case of Rayman Origins and Assassin’s Creed Revelations the price is £0.40/€0.49 each. King of Fighters XIII and All Zombies Must Die! avatars are priced slightly lower, costing £0.20/€0.25 and £0.25/€0.29 each. Overall there are more than 70 to collect!
Last on the list for this week are some themes. Dynamic themes to be precise. The three that stand out the most this time are the following:
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD (£1.59/€1.99)
Amazing Earth: Starry Night (£1.59/€1.99)
The Last of Us™ Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
As mentioned earlier, Stranger’s Wrath HD is a great remake and so is its dynamic theme that basically brings the game’s main menu to your home screen. Starry Night cought my eye at first glance and I’m sure you’ll enjoy its balanced colours as much as I do. And lastly, the theme for Naughty Dog’s upcoming hit – The Last Of Us. Although there isn’t much going on in this theme, as opposed to the previous two, it’s still enjoyable to have the game reminding you of itself while you’re dashing through the XMB. And if those three themes weren’t enough, you can also purchase dozens of themes related to various sport teams. It’s in the game!
And… that would be probably it! You can follow me and GotGame on Twitter and until we meet again next week around the same time as usual, game on!
P.S. Choplifter HD and Trine 2 should be out on PSN next month, along with a free copy of Final Fantasy V for members of PS Plus. Demo of SSX is likely, but nothing confirmed at this moment.