Weekend Essentials 48

October 8, 2010 by | Comments

There’s something for everyone in the latest batch of releases for PS3 and PSP this week.

Creatures of the night
The classic Konami series, Castlevania, is revamped on PlayStation 3 thanks to developer Mercury Steam and legendary Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima. To defeat the darkness in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, you’ll have to battle hordes of monsters, gargantuan bosses and supernatural forces that terrorize the land.

Brave the shadows and hunt down Castlevania today.

Monkey trouble
Developer Ninja Theory returns to PS3 with ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West, a futuristic retelling of the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West. Take control of Monkey, played by Andy Serkis, as you guide a young woman through the perilous ruins of a post-apocalyptic world, battling a legion of malevolent robots.

Swing into action with ENSLAVED on PS3.

Pitch perfect
It kicks off on PS3 this weekend with the arrival of PES 2011 – Pro Evolution Soccer. Packing in loads of fresh features including a new power gauge, enhanced Artificial Intelligence and special moves, PES 2011 is the football game fans of the series have been waiting for.

Live out your football fantasy with PES 2011 now.

Mean machines
Lead a war machine into a series of action-packed battles with FRONT MISSION EVOLVED, the classic PlayStation series’ PS3 debut. Tool up, choose from an arsenal of ground-pounding weaponry and play alone or against others online via PlayStation Network in fast paced skirmishes through concrete jungles and the harsh terrain of Antarctica.

Hit the front line on PS3 today.

Grab your PlayStation Move motion controller and step onto the green with John Daly’s ProStroke Golf. You’ll get the chance to tee off on 12 lush courses, complete a series of challenges concocted by John Daly himself and play the world-famous Long John drive.

Swing away with PlayStation Move and John Daly on PS3.

A driving force
Step behind the wheel of an unstoppable sports car with Ferrari The Race Experience on PlayStation 3. Speeding onto PlayStation Store, this demo gives you the chance to feel the speed of one of the most desirable cars on the planet.

If you’re a PlayStation Plus member you can step up a gear ahead of everyone else and enjoy a one-hour trial of the full game, and then instantly buy it via a download. How’s that for speedy service?

Give Ferrari The Race Experience a spin on PlayStation Store now.

Deeper underground
Fall in love with Lara Croft all over again. The Tomb Raider: Underworld demo on PS3 takes you on a dangerous adventure that only the irrepressible Ms Croft can handle – with you by her side.

PlayStation Plus members can get closer to the action with a one-hour trial of the full game before jumping in with the chance to download the whole title without having to leave your house. All the better to save your strength for the underworld…

Give Tomb Raider: Underworld a blast on PlayStation Store now.

A hero on the decks
The ones and twos are about to be on fire thanks to the funky DJ Hero 2 demo. Scratching up the PS3 scene, you can feel like a world class DJ in preparation for the game’s release on 22 October 2010.

Mix it up with the DJ Hero 2 demo on PlayStation Store.

Simply Ace
Space pilot Ace Armstrong needs your help to blast off the evil Alien Scumbags. Are you up to the task? All you need to do is download this minis title from PlayStation Store to your PlayStation 3 or PSP and get smashing some Scumbags.

Make evil see stars – download Ace Armstrong vs. the Alien Scumbags from PlayStation Store.

A winning team
If you’re finding the blistering high energy fun of PlayStation Move title Sports Champions on PS3 a little tough, then PlayStation Store has just the download for you, letting you unlock all of the game without the sporty effort required. If that’s not enough, you can also download the Haunted Pack which lets you play as three creepy characters with special equipment for each event.

Go for ghoulish gold with Sports Champions.

The range of must-have games on PSP has increased with the arrival of more top class titles in the PSP Essentials range. Rubbing shoulders with other chart-toppers will be Buzz!: Brain Bender, Ape Academy, Lemmings, WipEout Pure, Patapon and more.

Boost your PSP games collection with some PSP Essentials.

Make it quick to win big
Joe Danger is a fast and furious action title featuring the world’s greatest stuntman and we’re giving you the chance to show off your skills in our Joe Danger competition. Crack the Joe Danger puzzle in the fastest time and you could get your hands on a PlayStation 3 system.

Visit eu.playstation.com/competitions and show us your moves.

Keep an eye on PlayStation Blog at blog.eu.playstation.com for the latest PlayStation news as it happens.

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