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Build and battle your way to victory as Starhawk lands on PS3 and discover the intriguing Datura this weekend.

Shoot for the stars

Intense intergalactic shooting action with a twist explodes onto PlayStation 3 this weekend in the form of Starhawk. Prepare for non-stop action as gunslinger Emmett Graves fends off the rampaging Outcasts in an epic single player campaign, then hook up with friends offline or online via PlayStation Network to confront the enemy together.

Explore an ever-changing battlefield this weekend in Starhawk on PS3.

Move into a new world

Download Datura from PlayStation Store this weekend and embark on a voyage of mystery. Compatible with the PlayStation Move motion controller, this engrossing experience pitches you into an eerie forest where you’ll need to come up with answers to some pretty big questions if you’re to make it out in one piece.

Who are you? Where are you? And, what will you do next? Find out now by picking up Datura from PlayStation Store

New to download

On PlayStation 3, pick up Sega’s futuristic shooter Binary Domain from PlayStation Store this weekend – and if you’re after some fresh entertainment on the go for PSP and PS Vita, dive into intense multiplayer match-ups in THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’96 plus team up for classic action shooting in METAL SLUG 2.

Try before you buy

Download two fresh PS3 demos from PlayStation Store this weekend. First up, pick your way through a war-torn city in the Spec Ops: The Line demo, then get a taste of some classic platforming action in the Zack Zero demo. Get both demos now from PlayStation Store at no extra cost.

More for your games

Fans of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are in for a treat this weekend as two new maps deploy onto PlayStation Store. Battle through a fantastical aerial setting in Elite Drop 7 – Sanctuary and discover the decommissioned concrete factory that makes for the perfect combat zone in Elite Drop 8 – Foundation.

Elsewhere, add exclusive powers, skins and upgrades to PROTOTYPE 2 in the Colossal Mayhem Pack and download new cars and tracks to RIDGE RACER on PlayStation Vita.

From the vaults

Rediscover gaming classics at PlayStation Store this weekend: on PS3, save the world as special agent Rico Rodriguez in PS2 Classic Just Cause, or battle and trade your way to success in original PlayStation classic Arc Arena: Monster Tournament, which is also compatible with PSP.

PlayStation Community events

Sign up for the Starhawk Showdown tournament before 23 May 2012 at and you could win great prizes including the chance to play against the game’s developer LightBox Interactive.

The PlayStation Community is getting into the spirit of UEFA EURO 2012 by hosting a virtual championship ahead of the big kick-off in Ukraine and Poland in June 2012. Follow the action at

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