Sony Announces 2008-2009 Software Lineup For PlayStation Family
One of the most beloved PlayStation franchises of all time returns with WIPEOUT HD for PS3. Available exclusively for download on PlayStation Store, players race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action in full-1080p HD running at a breathtaking 60-frames-per-second. Featuring a selection of the best tracks from previous versions of the WIPEOUT franchise meticulously reworked for PS3, WIPEOUT HD supports up to eight player online multiplayer racing in addition to various other race modes like Tournament, Time Trial and Speed Lap. Featuring a new Pilot Assist option to help players navigate tracks at blazing speeds, WIPEOUT HD also includes a Photo Mode, support for the SIXAXIS wireless controller's motion sensing controls, and a bumping soundtrack with Dolby 5.1 surround.
ELEFUNK -- PSN (Available Summer 2008 / E for "Everyone")
ELEFUNK is a PS3 construction puzzle game exclusively for download on PlayStation Network. In ELEFUNK, players are tasked with building bridges and structures capable of supporting elephants as they stroll across treacherous ravines, rivers, fire pits and swamps. Using various materials with real world physics applied to them -- ranging from metal to wood and rope -- players must select the proper materials and pieces to build a structure that will hold up the crossing elephants. With single and multi-player gameplay both on and offline, ELEFUNK delivers simple and fun gameplay for the casual fan, with leaderboards and challenging modes for the more competitive gamer.
PIXELJUNK EDEN -- PSN (Available Summer 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
PIXELJUNK EDEN is the third PSN title from the addictive PIXELJUNK series by Japanese developer Q-Games. In this stunning platform game, the player feels like a small insect seeing a garden for the first time. Within this constantly evolving and vibrant 2-D plant environment, the player leaps and swings between lush plants, smashing into approaching enemies and navigating around the undergrowth to gather treasures. Through various levels, the player is treated to stylish 1080p graphics, a dynamic soundtrack and addictive gameplay. PIXELJUNK EDEN supports both single and co-op play.
SIREN: BLOOD CURSE -- PSN (Available Summer 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
Released in twelve downloadable episodes, SIREN: BLOOD CURSE delivers a haunting and horrifying story exclusively to PS3. Set in the Japanese village of Hanuda, an American TV crew has arrived to research and film an expose on the legend of a "vanished village." Controlling seven different playable characters, the player must discover the mystery behind the curse that grips the eerie village of Hanuda. The unique "sight jack" system allows the player to see from the point of view of the Shibito, or living dead, to avoid their detection or watch as they close in on the crew. Intense graphics, realistic character animation, and a gritty film-like graphical presentation add to the horror of SIREN: BLOOD CURSE.
SOCOM: US NAVY SEALS CONFRONTATION -- PS3 (Available September 16, 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
With the power of PS3, SOCOM: U.S. NAVY SEALS CONFRONTATION will deliver the most intense and authentic high definition modern combat action. Delivering a global-scale combat experience that has been refined over four generations of the SOCOM franchise, SOCOM CONFRONTATION gives players the opportunity to battle against the best and brightest from the U.S., Europe and Asia. Players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization and battle across seven North African environments, including a 32-player version of the most popular SOCOM map of all time "Crossroads." Additional themed packs containing new Special Forces, weapons, maps and features will be made available for download via the PlayStation Store.
LITTLEBIGPLANET -- PS3 (Available October 2008 / Not yet Rated)