PlayStation news: Weekend Essentials 52

The latest PS3 news:

Prepare for action this weekend on Mount Olympus, a huge battlefield and the football pitch.

Castle Crashers, MUBI and God of War arrive on PlayStation this weekend, read on the find out why they’re on our essential list.

“The name’s Bond…”

Take on the role of Britain’s slickest secret agent in an action-packed story from the writer of GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies.

Use brutal fighting skills and advanced driving techniques to take down enemies in exotic locations in 007 Blood Stone on PlayStation 3.

Bare-knuckle brawling

Fancy your chances against some of the toughest fighters around? If so, get your hands on The Fight, available now on PlayStation 3. Intense, gritty and brutal, this game will put you through your paces.

Playable in amazing stereoscopic 3D, use your PlayStation Move motion controller to throw mean punches and dodge your opponents’ handy work, then take the fight online against opponents on PlayStation Network.

Return to Mount Olympus

Are you ready to learn the truth behind the troubled life of Kratos? Embark on a deadly mission as the tormented Spartan Warrior to discover more about his cursed past with new weapons and combat moves in God of War: Ghost of Sparta on PSP.

If you can’t get enough of Kratos, pick up God of War: Ghost of Sparta from PlayStation Store. To celebrate its launch for the first week only, you can download the title and receive a Kratos PlayStation Network avatar, the original Ghost of Sparta soundtrack and much more.

Head to to find out what else is available in the week one bundle.

Collection of chaos

While Kratos is on your mind, why not download the HD versions of God of War and God of War II from PlayStation Store? The first two titles in the epic saga, both originally launched on PlayStation 2, are now available to purchase together or separately for PlayStation 3.

Head over to PlayStation Store to complete your God of War collection.

Unleash some rage

The Dragon Ball series welcomes a new addition this weekend as Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 arrives on PS3.

Discover the moves and transformations of over 90 playable characters and experience a story that unfolds during battle.

Enjoy a film festival in your living room

Fancy a different kind of entertainment this weekend? MUBI, the new streaming film service on PlayStation 3, is packed with loads of international and independent films for you to discover.

There are three titles that you can watch completely free to introduce you to this great new service, namely The Housemaid, Dry Summer and Alice in Wonderland.

Download MUBI now from PlayStation Store, then share your opinions with film fans on Facebook and recommend titles to your PlayStation Network friends.

Dream team

Start picking your players this weekend, as FIFA 11 Ultimate Team is available to download for free from PlayStation Store. Build your ultimate fantasy football squad on PS3 by purchasing packs of cards and entering online and offline tournaments.

Head over to PlayStation Store to check it out.

Enter the castle

Put on your armour and prepare for battle as Castle Crashers arrives for PS3 on PlayStation Store. The game follows four colourful knights as they head out to rescue their princesses who have been kidnapped. Use weapons and magic to defeat your foes and play with friends via PlayStation Network.

Begin your adventure now at PlayStation Store.

Rock Band 3 demo

Need to brush up on your music skills? Check out the Rock Band 3 demo for PS3 available from PlayStation Store. Take to the stage and play guitar, drums and even the keyboard before you move on to real instruments.

Make time to check out the demo over the weekend.

Gather your troops

This weekend you can download the new MAG Escalation pack, which pits the forces of Raven, S.V.E.R. and Valor against each other at the same time. Up to 96 players can get involved online as each group tries to earn as many points as possible.

Head over to PlayStation Store and fight for your faction.

Dig for victory

Take on the role of the bad guy this weekend as the God of Destruction in No Heroes Allowed on PSP. Destroy your heroic enemies over 33 stages and team up with a friend to punish them together.

Take on the heroes now at PlayStation Store in this riotous dungeon game.

Kratos Yourself

Fancy showing your respect for the mighty Kratos? You can now turn yourself into a fellow Spartan warrior with the Kratos Yourself application. Upload a picture of your face and transform yourself into a brutal legend.

Check out for more information.

Fancy a spin?

You’re in pole position to check out Split/Second Velocity on PSP this weekend as the demo for the game speeds into PlayStation Store. Experience epic action sequences and explosive car chases on the move.

Download the demo from PlayStation Store now.

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