Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 140

Stop the End of Days, grab a must-have bargain and blast onwards, backwards, with PlayStation this weekend.

Death lives in Darksiders II

To save his brother, War, from oblivion, the second of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rides forth in Darksiders II on PlayStation 3. As the mighty Death himself, you must prevent the cataclysmic End of Days from occurring and rescue War – not to mention all of creation itself.

Journey through spectacular light and dark realms, crack ancient conundrums and battle enemies straight from hell when you pick up a copy this weekend.

Sunshine deals on PlayStation Store

The PlayStation Store Summer Sale is in full flow, with even more bargains up for grabs as the event enters its fourth week. Whether you’re after full PS3, PlayStation Vita or PSP games, or game add-ons to enhance your favourite titles, you’ll find them at great prices.

Fill the gaps in your game collection. Check out the PlayStation Store Summer Sale today.

Hit reverse gear in Retro/Grade

Rocket through a classic shoot ‘em up… in reverse. Retro/Grade sees you navigating deadly hordes of enemy ships backwards on PS3, dodging their un-fire and controlling the flow of time with your Retro/Rocket. Ten dazzling worlds complete with challenging boss fights and pumping music make this one of the most distinctive shooters on PlayStation Store.

What’s more, PlayStation Plus members can download it at no extra cost. Get it from PlayStation Store right now.

GT Academy 2012 winner revealed

As seven gruelling days of intense challenges on and off the track draw to a close this weekend, we’re about to discover the winner of the GT Academy 2012 Race Camp. Competitors gathered at the UK’s Silverstone Circuit to make the switch from Gran Turismo 5 to real-life racing, in cars such as the Nissan GT-R, with the winning driver going on to the Driver Development Programme in preparation for the Dubai 24 Hour race in January 2013.

Follow the action from Silverstone on facebook.com/GTAcademy, twitter.com/GTAcademy and flickr.com/GTAcademy Europe.

New to download

There’s a double dose of demo action available from PlayStation Store. Ice hockey extravaganza EA SPORTS NHL 13 features True Performance Skating, which adds a new dimension of realism to players’ actions on the ice, along with NHL Moments Live, which lets you relive and replay the most exciting developments in the NHL.

Madden NFL 13, meanwhile, is the latest in the long-running American football simulation. This year’s edition features the revolutionary Connected Careers mode, which lets you rise through the ranks from college hopeful to NFL legend.

Download the demos for both of these powerhouse US sports games to your PS3 from PlayStation Store.

More for your game

Take a second pair of eyes into the dusty combat scenarios of Spec Ops: The Line by downloading the Co-op Challenge Mode, in which you’ll be able to partner up and play through a series of brutal challenges. Just as challenging is the Notice Board Quests – The Chosen game add-on for Dragon’s Dogma, which adds eight rewarding new jobs to pinboards across the land.

Welcome the unhinged and unloved to your Saints Row: The Third experience by downloading the Planet Saints Pack, which includes the Z Style, Witches and Wieners, Steelport Gangs and Horror Packs.

Slip on your wellies and slosh through the Autumn Seasonal Creator Kit for LittleBigPlanet 2. Add a mellow flavour to your creations with 25 original stickers, five fresh decorations and three new objects.

Head to PlayStation Store to download all this content to your PS3 over the weekend.

More from PlayStation

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