Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 43

Take to the skies, don a super suit, relive an epic adventure and have your say with PlayStation this weekend.

Chronicles to remember

Take your PSP into the stunning world of Valkyria Chronicles II, where you can experience a heady mix of distinctive visuals, addictive gameplay and a compelling story of adventure and peril.

Pick up your copy of Valkyria Chronicles II in stores this weekend or download it from PlayStation Store – and while you’re there, you can also download mission packs to keep the voyage going.

So, what are you waiting for? More chronicles await.

Top guns

The skies are no longer safe; only you can change that in the explosive aerial action of Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 on PlayStation 3. As a member of the ultra-secret H.A.W.X. 2 squadron, you are one of the chosen few; the truly elite. Use your finely honed reflexes, bleeding-edge technology and ultra-sophisticated aircraft to dominate the skies.

Jump into the cockpit of Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 on PlayStation 3.

Nice suit

Suit up, lock ‘n’ load and take to the stars in the playable demo of Sega’s third person shooter, Vanquish. With giant robots; rocket propelled super suits and a huge arsenal of weaponry, it’s the ultimate primer for the full game, which explodes on to PlayStation 3 in October 2010!

Get in on the action for free and download the demo from PlayStation Store.

Lara is back!

This weekend, why not relive some old school videogame memories with Tomb Raider? The PS one classic is available to download from PlayStation Store, and sees you embark on a series of exciting missions as the iconic British archaeologist, Lara Croft.

Head over to PlayStation Store and start an epic adventure all over again…

Sam and Max hit the road again

Everyone’s favourite dog and rabbit police partnership has returned to PlayStation 3 – you can now download Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 5 from PlayStation Store. Titled The City that Dares Not Sleep, the end of The Devil’s Playhouse season is nigh. Dare you miss the shocking conclusion to this fiendish adventure?

Go on, be a devil and download it today from PlayStation Store.

Deception never felt so good…

This weekend you’ll be able to practise your trickery tactics in anticipation of the release of R.U.S.E. on 10 September 2010 with the deception filled demo, available to download now from PlayStation Store.

Get in character

Fancy getting your mitts on some cool Uncharted 2: Among Thieves avatar packs? There are two up for grabs, which feature characters such as Gabriel Roman, Elena Fisher, Eddy Raja and Daniel Pinkerton.

Slip into character and download the Uncharted avatar packs now from PlayStation Store.

New in PlayStation Home

Love the bulbous headed Bomberman, star of Hudson Soft’s Bomberman series? Then PlayStation Home is the place to be as an explosive new public space has launched, offering information on Hudson Soft titles. The store features Bomberman outfits and even games to try your hand at. There’s also the chance to take part in races featuring the loveable Dolphy creatures, and purchase the Dolphy Apartment where you can raise your very own Dolphy.

Check out the Hudson Gate public space in PlayStation Home and have blast with Bomberman this weekend.

Friday Debate

Have you voiced your opinion in the Friday Debate yet on PlayStation Blog? The weekly discussion prompts users to talk about various videogame topics, such as game lengths, gaming labels and art in games.

This week, the discussion will centre reviews, and if they influence your purchasing decisions. Would you buy a game after reading a terrible review? Or do you prefer to make up your own mind?

Head over to and start sharing your views with other blog readers now.

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