Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 148

Make it a weekend to remember as DanceStar Party Hits lands on PS3

Dance like no one’s watching

Invite your friends round, clear some space and crank up the volume – DanceStar Party Hits is out now on PlayStation 3, packed with 40 sizzling tracks to get you hot and sweaty in no time at all. What’s more, with 160 unique dancing routines to master including party-starting selections for up to 20 people, it’s the perfect way for hot steppers to rule the dance floor without leaving the house.

Big crew, big new adventure

Fans of the innovative Skylanders series are in for a supersized treat this weekend as Skylanders Giants releases on PS3. It’s the next chapter in the magical adventure that sees special action figures come to life when placed on the Portal of Power. Get it now and embark on a new quest, or challenge your friends to discover who’s the ultimate Portal Master.

“The name’s Bond”

As a certain spy with an irrepressible taste for the finer things in life celebrates half a century of silver screen action, 007 Legends on PS3 lets you relive classic moments from the James Bond film series. Prepare for state of the art gadgets, sleek vehicles and exotic locations as you play through five classic storylines as well as the super-spy’s latest adventure SKYFALL.

Go to the front of the queue for The Unfinished Swan

PlayStation Plus members can pick up intriguing PS3 exclusive title The Unfinished Swan before anyone else this weekend. Get if from PlayStation Store now and step into a unique game where you help 10-year-old Monroe explore surreal and strange new worlds.

New to download

Take your pick from these great games on PlayStation Store this weekend:

Game of Thrones: Learn powerful skills and experience spectacular battles on PS3 set in the fantasy universe created by George R.R. Martin.

DOOM 3 BFG EDITION: Get to grips with the ultimate collection of the groundbreaking first person shooter series on PS3, presented in stunning stereoscopic 3D.

Burn the Rope: Tilt and turn your way through an engaging puzzle adventure on PlayStation Vita that features 116 devilishly tricky levels.

RPG Classic Collection: Pick up two memorable role-playing games for PSP and PS Vita in one handy download – Half Minute Hero and Blazing Souls Accelate.

The Walking Dead – Episode 4: Around Every Corner: In the fourth instalment of the five-part game series on PS3, paranoia engulfs the group as they find themselves being stalked by an unknown threat.

BreakQuest: Extra Evolution: See if you can master 100 brand new levels in this minis title on PS3, PSP or PS Vita.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz demo: Get a taste of how PS Vita will give you new ways to play the classic game series with six levels and two mini-games to try out.

More for your games

PlayStation Store is the place to go if you want to give some of your favourite games a new lease of life – get the Mass Effect 3: Groundside Resistance Pack to add some impressive firepower to your arsenal, enter the hostile wastelands of Pirate Bay in the Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty add-on for Borderlands 2 and tear up the streets of Hong Kong in style with the Sleeping Dogs Street Racer Pack.

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