We here at PSN Fans love news: release dates, gameplay trailers, hardware details… You name it. However we can’t always report on everything that trickles out of the news machine, which is where Weekly News Catch-Up comes in. Here we cover some of the stories that didn’t make it to the front page the first time around.
News on tap this week: Datura, Harvest Moon, Assassins Creed, Pro Pinball, Okami HD, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PlayStation Plus sales
Okami HD trailer (Gameranx)
With the release of this Hd remake just around the corner (October 30) we have a new trailer for you to feast your eyes on.
Pro Pinball needs your help (Kickstarter)
Are you a fan of pinball games, don’t feel like any of the pinball options on PSN–The Pinball Arcade, Zen Pinball–are realistic enough for you. Then Silverball Studios need your help getting there newest game off the ground and into production.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale cross platform play (US PlayStation Blog)
This week Daryl Allison, Sr. Producer at Bluepoint Games, covers some of the aspects of having Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale on the PS Vita. One of the first things he points out is that this is not a dumbed-down made for handheld port. This is the same game you can play pn your PS3, every aspect from frame-rate to graphics to player experience has been taken into consideration and matched. You will be able to play with or against your friends via ad hoc locally but the fun doesn’t stop there. You can also take the fight online and play against players from both platforms–PS3 or Vita.
Assassins Creed: Ezio Trilogy (US PlayStatiion Blog)
Ubisoft has announced they will be making putting three of the Assissins Creed games on one disc. Launching on November 13, you will find all of Ezio’s story (Assassins Creed II, Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Assassins Creed Revelations), and you can get it for the low, low price of $39.99. No word yet as to whether or not we will be seeing this on PSN, but we here at PSN Fans have good reason to believe it will be.
PlayStation Plus sales go through the roof (Joystiq)
Everybody loves free stuff, especially the gaming community. You can see proof of this with almost any pre-order offer out there. Taking a cue from this, Sony decided to announce the Instant Games Collection (free games), for PlayStation Plus during E3. Since this announcement, PS+ sales have doubled in just three months, proving that free cans till make you money.
Datura offers soundtrack for free (US PlayStation Blog)
Fans have made it quite clear that they find the music behind Datura amazing. The developers have listened and decided that what better to make everyone happy then offer the soundtrack for free. That’s right, we said free, just head on over to the PlayStation Store and download the album, it’s that simple.
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon coming to PSN October 2 (Siliconera)
As fans wait on new Harvest Moon releases, Natsume thought what better way to kill the time then by replaying some of their older titles. So as of tomorrow (October 2), the PlayStation 2 version of Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon will be available to download from the PlayStation Network.