Slim PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 40

Battle seven evil exes, win the NFL, become a made man and get ready for gamescom with PlayStation.


Huddle up American Football fans because this week sees the launch of Madden NFL 11 on PS3, the brand new instalment of one of the most revered gridiron gaming series on PlayStation. This time it’s simpler, quicker and deeper: you’ll call plays like a coach with the all new play calling system, spend more time on the field and less in the huddle, and experience a game that’s rich in features. Hut, hut, hut!

Battle seven evil exes

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is set to be unleashed on cinema audiences across the globe in August 2010 and what better way to celebrate than by downloading the awesome Scott Pilgrim vs. the World game, exclusive to PlayStation Store for two whole weeks! An eye-popping four player side scrolling beat ‘em up, Scott Pilgrim sees you battle your girlfriend’s seven evil exes plus a whole host of other zany enemies. What are you waiting for? It’s time to face the world!

Download it now from PlayStation Store

The adventure continues

Dragon Age: Origins fans prepare for a quest fraught with danger in Dragon Age: Origins – The Golems of Amgarrak, the latest expansion pack for the epic BioWare swords and sorcery masterpiece that tasks you with uncovering the mystery behind a missing expedition to the ancient ruins of Amgarrak. Be warned brave warriors, great peril lies ahead…

Download it now from PlayStation Store and spend our weekend in Amgarrak.

Chop, chop!

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption just got a whole lot more dangerous with the arrival of the Legends and Killers Pack. The latest in a huge array of new multiplayer content features nine new map areas, additional challenges, trophies, a tomahawk weapon and classic characters from Red Dead Revolver on PlayStation 2, including Red Harlow, Jack Swift and Ugly Chris. Yehaw!

Saddle up and download it now from PlayStation Store.

Mob rules

Get made with the Mafia II demo, a bloody, brutal and gripping teaser for what’s to come when the game launches on PlayStation 3 in August 2010. All you have to do is pay a visit to a chump that isn’t playing ball and make him see the error of his ways.

Download the gritty demo from PlayStation Store today.

NFL on the road

Madden NFL 11 for PSP lets you build the ultimate dynasty in the robust Franchise mode, change history in the Superstar Challenge mode, or simply take your NFL passion with you wherever you go.

Download it now from PlayStation Store.

Shin Megami Tensei Persona PSP

The gorgeous remake of the first game in the Persona series on PS one, Shin Megami Tensei Persona hits PlayStation Store this week featuring never before seen content and gameplay enhancements. For fans, it’s a way to experience Persona in a whole new light. For newcomers, it’s a PSP experience you’ll never forget.

Download it now from PlayStation Store.

PlayStation Home

To celebrate the upcoming launch of PlayStation Move motion controller, a cool new event space opened up in PlayStation Home this week, featuring team games and a hilarious PS Move outfit for you to parade around PlayStation Home in.

Wax on, wax off

Fancy kitting your PlayStation 3 out with a Karate Kid theme? Then click on the PS3 tab on our Facebook page and transform your PlayStation 3 today.

Visit the page at to add a little kick to you PS3.

gamescom is coming!

Check out the PlayStation Blog at and this week for a full update from gamescom including a whole host of new game trailers and juicy news. Plus, keep an eye out for a live chat on 19 August 2010 where you’ll get the chance to ask anything you want about stereoscopic 3D and PlayStation Move. There’s also a chance to win some Transformers goodies and a BMW with PS3 racing title blur. For everything PlayStation, they’re the only place to be this week.

Keep an eye on PlayStation Blog at for the latest PlayStation news as it happens.

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