PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 139

Make Hong Kong your virtual playground on PS3 this weekend and catch up on all the news from Europe’s biggest video game show.

Welcome to Hong Kong

The vibrant, sprawling metropolis of Hong Kong is yours to explore this weekend as Sleeping Dogs high kicks its way onto PlayStation 3. As undercover cop Wei Shen, you’ll use a dizzying array of martial arts moves, shooting action and brutal takedowns to eliminate the Triads from within. Torn between your loyalty to the badge and a criminal code of honour, are you prepared to risk everything?

Did you miss anything from gamescom 2012?

Thousands of gamers flocked to Cologne in Germany this week to get their hands on the latest and greatest PlayStation innovations. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe kicked off the action with a press conference on 14 August and you can catch its highlights on our official YouTube channel at youtube.com/sonyplaystation. Let us know what you think by joining the conversation on the future of PlayStation in the official PlayStation Forums at community.eu.playstation.com.

Play, compose and share

Available to download from PlayStation Store, the unique Sound Shapes is out now on PS3 and PlayStation Vita. Get it now and immerse yourself in a fresh take on classic side-scrolling platforming action, then create your own levels and share them with the rest of the PlayStation Community via PlayStation Network. Best of all, buy it once on either PS3 or PS Vita and download it to your other system at no extra cost, then use Cross-Save to play at home or on the move depending on your mood.

New to download

PlayStation Store is the place to go this weekend to pick up PS3 exclusive Papo & Yo, a fun-packed puzzle-platforming tale of a young boy named Quico and his best friend, Monster, a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth and an addiction to poisonous frogs. You’ll need to build your friendship with Monster by solving puzzles as you adventure through a magical world in which you can conjure up solid objects from thin air.

For a different kind of challenge, download Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends. Prove your driving credentials in the hot seat of some of the world’s most powerful cars across a series of single player and online multiplayer modes?

Try before you buy

Download new demos from PlayStation Store this weekend. Get a taste of high fantasy, open-world action in the Dragon’s Dogma Adventure demo as you battle through to a thrilling showdown with a fearsome magical beast, then take a sneak peek at the mean streets of Hong Kong in the Sleeping Dogs demo. Grab them now from PlayStation Store at no extra cost.

More for your PS3 games

Two of the most popular titles on PS3 have brand new content available on PlayStation Store this weekend. All the family can get creative with the Disney Princess Costume Pack 2 for LittleBigPlanet, featuring four costumes based on iconic characters including Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Belle from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Alternatively, shooter fans can snap up Elite Drops 16, 17 and 18 to experience thrilling new maps and scenarios for the best-selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, including the adrenaline-pumping Vertigo in which players must shoot down waves of helicopters from the rooftop of a luxury hotel before parachuting to a ground level extraction point.

More from PlayStation

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