The first Playstation Network Plus UK/Europe update of 2011 has happened today (5th January), if your a PSN Plus member here are some of the new stuff you could download for free, at a discount or are exclusive to PSN Plus members:
- Shatter (PS3/Free)
- G-Police (PSone/Free)
- Pipe Madness (Mini/Free)
- Kahoots (Mini/Free)
- Borderlands (Full Game Trial)
- Borderlands + Add-ons (Plus Exclusive)
- Breath of Fire 3 (PSP/Reduced Price)
- Darksiders Chronicle (PSP/Reduced Price)
- Mega Man Maverick Hunter X (PSP/Reduced Price)
- Power Stone Collection (PSP/Reduced Price)
- Fate/Unlimited Codes (PS3/Reduced Price)
- Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded (PSP/Reduced Price)
- Capcom Classics Collection Remixed (PSP/Reduced Price)
- Capcom Puzzle World (PSP/Reduced Price)
- Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX (PSP/Reduced Price)
- Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP/Reduced Price)
- Samurai Showdown (NeoGeo/Free)
- Battlefield 1943 (Trial + Reduced Price for Full Game)
- Fire Dynamic + Chinese Year of the Rabbit Themes (Free/Plus Exclusive)
- 3 EAT THEM premium avatars (Free/Plus Exclusive)
- Super Street Fighter IV Avatar Bundle (Contains 35 avatars, Plus Exclusive)
And of course if you have the 12 month membership of PSN Plus, the Little Big Planet full game is still there and is still free to download, its worth it I can tell you that!
The next PSN Plus update will happen at 1/2/2011
I recently found this, a special Samurai Warriors 3 soundtrack, this short album contains special music for Nobunaga Oda, Mitsuhide Akechi, Sakon Shima, Kantatsugu Naoe and Mitsunari Ishida
To download this soundtrack, copy and paste the link below to enter the uploading site where you can download it
03 狭霧之彼方 (さぎりのかなた)／石田三成 feat. 島 左近
04 侍魂(さむらいだましい) ～KIZUNA～／島 左近 feat. 石田三成
06 焔（えん） ～武火（ぶか）燃ゆる～ [INSTRUMENTAL]
07 愛と義の嵐！ [INSTRUMENTAL]
08 狭霧之彼方 (さぎりのかなた) [INSTRUMENTAL]
09 侍魂(さむらいだましい) ～KIZUNA～ [INSTRUMENTAL]
10 暁更之光(ぎょうこうのひかり) [INSTRUMENTAL]
Here is the link to the download page, copy and paste the url
Download link: http://tinyurl.com/37kmgfz
The folder is a WinRAR file type and will require a password to unlock, here is the password: sonixgvn
Hope you enjoy it!
I am not kidding either!
BioWare, the guys behind Mass Effect and Dragon Age, have made a big announcement that Playstation 3 owners will get the opportunity to own the massive sci-fi action game, Mass Effect 2.
The game company announced the news recently and this version will contain “Hours of extra content” which probably might mean all or most of the dlcs for the game added as part of the package
The game will be out for Playstation 3 owners on January 2011, quite a bit away but I think it’s worth the wait as the game is superb!
Watch out for it!
Here is my full preview of the upcoming Koei game, Hokuto Musou or Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage in the English version
The game’s style of play should be familiar to most Koei players, if you have played Dynasty Warriors or Samurai Warriors, and like it, you will like this. Although if your new to this sort of thing, you could be disappointed but we never know, you may love it after playing it for a couple of days.
The game is based on the 80s japanese anime series, Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star).
In a post-apocalyptic world after the nuclear war, the human race is in a desperate struggle to survive, they will do anything to live, steal, attack, even kill to gain power, money, food and water, it’s survival of the fittest but one man will fight to save the poor and destroy the power hungry gangs of this barren world, that man is Kenshiro.
Kenshiro is a master of a secret fighting art called Houkto Shinken, commonly translated as Divine Fist of the North Star, a deadly art in which should only be used if the user thinks it’s right to do so. He in search of his love, Yuria, who has been kidnapped by Shin, Kenshiro’s former friend now rival. Kenshiro also has another goal in mind, to defeat his brother, Raoh, who is “Conqueror of Century’s End” so the saying goes and is Kenshiro’s main rival.
Now….. If you heard or watched the anime, you will know that it’s very gory and has lots of blood with the odd nudity and rape so the anime is not for the faint-hearted but the game is a toned down version of the anime although the blood is still there so its still good for the fans at least
The music to the game is made by MASA, the man behind the Dynasty Warriors soundtracks so expect a mixture of orchestral and heavy rock, which kinda suits the theme of it.
The graphics looks quite detailed and the gameplay seems to be surprisingly fast, if you look past the slow movement that is. The voices can be altered in the european version from English to Japanese in the sound options which is good for fans, like myself.
There are alterations in the european version from the japanese version:
- More guts and gore
- The AI has been improved
- Hopefully some bugs fixed
- Slightly polished graphics
- The obvious english translation
The game has around 8 playable characters, good and evil characters, each with their own storylines when played in the story mode:
- Heart (DLC release only)
The game also contains the following modes in the Main Menu:
Legend Mode – A mode completely focused on the story on Kenshiro as he goes through the world until he fights his rival, Raoh
Dream Mode – This is basically a story mode for the other playable characters
Challenge Mode – Play against a continuous wave of enemies, it acts like a Survival Mode
Introduction Mode – Those new to the game can play this, it’s basically a Tutorial Mode
Gallery – This mode lets you view photos, renders, music and movies unlocked during playing the game’s modes
Options pretty much speaks for itself, alter sound, controls, enable health gauges, translations of voices from English to Japanese and alter the level of blood and gore
The game is released in Europe on November 5th 2010 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, with an American release possibly around the same date
If your a fan of the anime series or a DW/SW fan, this game is one for you and even if you haven’t even heard of it before, it’s worth having a crack at when it is released.
In the wise words of Kenshiro….. “You’re Already Dead!”
I’m excited about the upcoming hack n slash game from Capcom, Sengoku Basara 3 as it’s coming to europe renamed Sengoku Basara Heroes, coming to PS3 and Wii (Release TBA)
To celebrate this upcoming release, I have added this soundtrack to the game available for your to download and listen to, here is the song listings (Japanese Version, apologizes for the language)
Disc length 73:06
|22||See you again||0:45|
Disc length 73:11
You can find the downloads here, use all 3 parts (Copy link address):
Password to unlock the files: sonixgvn
The London Expo is only days away and you should be there if you want to play the latest games by Tecmo and Koei before they are released in europe.
Games such as Hokuto Musou (Fist Of The North Star) and Quantum Theory will have demo booths for you to have a taste of whats in store before general release.
Koei Warriors Founder, Chin Soon Sun, will be there along with other Koei/Tecmo staff for merchandise selling and cosplayers (It can’t be a Expo without it, right?)
What will be in store for the visitors? Here is a list of what to expect:
- Fist of the North Star (Hokuto Musou) game booth
- Quantum Theory game booth
- Samurai Warriors 3 game booth
- Koei/Temco related merchandise to buy
- Koei Warriors own Inspector Chin will be there
- Voice actors from the Dynasty and Samurai Warrior games will be there for autograph signing
- You can get your voice heard in the Fan VodCast
- Loads of Cosplayers to see and talk to
What a Expo this is going to be! Too bad I can’t go but I will visit one soon, you can count on that for sure!