PS3 news: Weekend Essentials 58

‘Tis the season for giving, so why not shower yourself with gifts courtesy of PlayStation this weekend…

Download more Drake today!

To celebrate the announcement of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, all Uncharted 2: Among Thieves downloadable content is now half price on PlayStation Store, including the PlayStation Heroes Pack, the Drake’s Fortune Multiplayer Pack, the Sidekick Skins Pack and the Siege Expansion Pack. Take part in your own daylight robbery on PlayStation Store before the sale ends on 5 January 2011.

Do your Duty Call of Duty: World at War now packs even greater value for money as part of the Platinum range. With two brutal World War II fronts to fight on, comprehensive multiplayer options and a wealth of downloadable content available from PlayStation Store, why not try one of the hardest hitting shooters on PlayStation 3? 

Assassin’s Animus

A brand new game mode and a fresh map are added to the excellent multiplayer modes of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood this weekend. Animus Project Update 1.0 introduces the Advanced Alliance mode, which rewards teams who use a stealthier approach to combat, while the winding streets of Mont Saint-Michel are recreated in the new map. Animus Project Update 1.0 is available to download from PlayStation Store now. Duke it out

Taken yourself as far as you can go in The Fight? Then it’s time for a new challenger to step into the ring. The Duke pack is available from PlayStation Store right now, download it today to play through online and offline modes as any of the boss characters from the game, as well as the main man – Duke himself, played by Hollywood hard man Danny Trejo.

Enter the Ewoks

Travel to the forest moon of Endor in a new download pack for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. The Endor Bonus Mission pack is available now from PlayStation Store, presenting an intriguing scenario from The Return of the Jedi. Featuring new trophies and a dark storyline, this is essential for Star Wars fans.

For a lighter take on Force-based fun, the brand new demo of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars can be downloaded from PlayStation Store now, featuring a huge dollop of humour and more characters than you can shake a cupped yellow hand at. 

Unleash your inner superhero

The wait for DC Universe Online is nearly over, and to prove it a free download of the Beta introduces PlayStation Plus members to the adventure. Create your own superhero – or evil mastermind – and embark on a journey through this unique vision of the DC Universe. Head to the PlayStation Plus section of PlayStation Store and don your mask in readiness.

PS3 goes to Persia

If sun and sand is what you need this Christmas, head to PlayStation Store. There you’ll find Prince of Persia Warrior Within and Prince of Persia The Two Thrones, both enhanced with crystal clear High Definition visuals and playable in stereoscopic 3D. With Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time already available to download, this completes the full original trilogy on PlayStation 3. 

Win a PSPgo system and 10 games!

We’re giving three lucky winners a PSPgo system and ten top games each including Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet and WipEout Pure. Head over to for full details of the prizes on offer and to find out how you can enter. Good luck!

We’re on your PS3!

Visit on your PlayStation 3 and you’ll find that we’ve undergone a dramatic redesign to make it even easier to keep up with the latest games from the comfort of your living room. Click on Internet Browser under Network on the XMB Menu on your PS3 and say hello to the new official PlayStation website now.

All they want for Christmas…  Finally, to get in the mood for Christmas, over at PlayStation.Blog the great and the good of PlayStation games-making tell us what they want Santa to drop down the chimney this year. To find out which cuddly creature the producer of Medal of Honor is hoping for, and much more, check out now.

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