PSN Weekly: Week of 10/10/2016

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

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Special Mentions For Our Audience

Batman: Arkham VR – PS VR Digital, Retail

This title, based on the hit series of games, is one of the premier launch titles for the PS VR. Most of the criticisms leveled at it are that it is mostly a walking simulator, but there are very few complaints about the realism. So if you wanted to feel like Batman, this might be the closest you have been able to come yet.

Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors – PS Vita Digital, Retail

I’m still going to feature this game, because there is a lot about this series to recommend. Unfortunately we can’t seem to get these Criminal Girls games intact in the West, so I won’t be purchasing it myself. But check out the review from Steve to see if it’s something you would enjoy.

Dragon Quest Builders – PS4, PS Vita Digital (PS4 at Retail)

Meanwhile I’m slowly working my way through this game so that I can post up a review for the site. I will tell you that this game has a lot of Dragon Quest in it for a “Minecraft clone”. I’m really liking what I’ve seen and what I’ve played thus far. It’s a bit shocking that Square Enix kept this title’s release date today even with the PS VR onrush.

Eve: Valkyrie – PS VR Digital, Retail (Out 10/13)

This game is the killer launch title for many people, especially if you have always dreamed of being a fighter pilot in space. It is also quite the show of technology. To my eyes, this is probably the prettiest PS VR game yet. And when you have a game set in the world of EVE, you can bet that there will be some depth within.

Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live – PS VR Digital (Out 10/13)

Let’s be honest. For a large sector of our audience, this is one of the first titles they would purchase for their PS VR. And there is definitely nothing wrong with that. Is this one worth the price of the peripheral? Probably not, but this pairing works on so many levels. So I’m hoping for even more Hatsune Miku on PS VR in the future.

Mantis Burn Racing – PS4 Digital (Out 10/12)

I would not normally feature racing games on this list. But when your racing game is a top-down one with an RPG style progression system, you officially have my attention.

Manual Samuel – PS4 Digital

This looks like a very fascinating and original indie game. Add on the humor element and, as long as the gameplay hooks are done well here, this one looks like an indie game that we will be happy to have on PSN.

Reus – PS4 Digital, Retail

This god game with giants hearkens back to the glory days of Black & White. That is, until you watch the trailer and see that cute 2D art style. But if you are going to be a tyrant, you may as well make it colorful.

Rez Infinite – PS4 Digital (Out 10/13, PS VR Compatible)

I have to be honest here. This game alone almost makes me want to buy a PS VR. I feel almost lucky that the pre-orders were sold out for the device. Even watching that review makes my wallet break out in a cold sweat.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration – PS4 Digital, Retail (PS VR Compatible)

Square Enix made another strange decision to release this game today, but it’s a little more understandable than Dragon Quest Builders. It’s a little more understandable because there are some minor PS VR sequences that were added to this title. More importantly, this was a major timed exclusive that Microsoft payed for on the XBox One, that is now finally available on the PS4.

SuperHyperCube – PS VR Digital (Out 10/10)

This first person puzzle game has been getting a lot of recent industry buzz as a very underrated launch title. I have not played it myself, but puzzle games do tend to be very popular in the early life of a new console.

Thumper – PS4 Digital (Out 10/10, PS VR Compatible)

If I actually owned a PS VR, this would also be one of my day one purchases. In the end, because it doesn’t require VR, I will almost certainly purchase this one anyway. There is a lot of Amplitude style in this game, but it also has it’s own particular flavor.

Valkyrie Drive Bhikkuni – PS Vita Digital, Retail

A new Marvelous title is always cause for notice around these parts. Add onto it the wonderful yuri anime set in the world of Valkyrie Drive, and this one will be featured on almost everyone over at Operation Rainfall’s Vita’s.

Other Releases

100ft Robot Golf – PS4 Digital (Out 10/10, PS VR Compatible)

Ace Banana – PS VR Digital (Out 10/13)

Aragami Collector’s Edition – PS4 Retail

The Assembly – PS VR Digital (Out 10/13)

Atari Flashback Classics: Volume 1 – PS4 Digital (Out 10/13)

Atari Flashback Classics: Volume 2 – PS4 Digital (Out 10/13)

Battlezone – PS VR Digital, Retail (Out 10/13)

Castle Invasion: Throne Out – PS4, PS Vita Digital

Driveclub VR – PS VR Digital, Retail (Out 10/13)

Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour – PS4 Digital

Gunjack, PS VR — Digital (Out 10/13)

Harmonix Music VR – PS VR Digital (Out 10/10)

Headmaster – PS VR Digital (Out 10/13)

Here They Lie – PS VR Digital (Out 10/13)

Job Simulator – PS VR Digital (Out 10/13)

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes – PS VR Digital (Out 10/13)

Loading Human: Chapter 1 – PS VR Digital, Retail (Out 10/13)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience – PS4 Digital, Retail

Payday 2: The Big Score – PS4 Retail

PlayStation VR Worlds – PS VR Digital, Retail (Digital out 10/10)

Rigs Mechanized Combat League – PS VR Digital, Retail (Out 10/13)

Solitaire – PS4 Digital

Super Stardust Ultra VR – PS VR Digital (Out 10/10)

Tropico 5 Complete Collection – PS4 Retail

Tumble VR – PS VR Digital

Until Dawn: Rush of Blood – PS VR Digital, Retail (Out 10/13)

Waddle Home – PS VR Digital (Out 10/13)

Wayward Sky – PS VR Digital (Out 10/10)

World War Toons – PS4 Digital (Out 10/13, PS VR Compatible)

WWE 2K17 – PS4, PS3 Digital, Retail

Yesterday Origins – PS4 Digital (Out 10/13)

PS Plus Sales

Format Product Name Sale Price Original Price
PS4 BACK TO BED GAME & DYNAMIC THEME BUNDLE $8.99 $14.99
PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT PREMIUM EDITION $23.99 $39.99
PS4 DISGAEA 5: ALLIANCE OF VENGEANCE $23.99 $59.99
PS4 DISGAEA 5: ALLIANCE OF VENGEANCE SEASON PASS $13.99 $34.99
PS4 DYING LIGHT: DYING LIGHT SEASON PASS $19.49 $29.99
PS4 ELECTRONIC SUPER JOY (CROSS-BUY) $5.99 $9.99
PS4 ELECTRONIC SUPER JOY – HOT STICKY MESS $1.79 $2.99
PS4 FLUSTER CLUCK $5.00 $9.99
PS4 GNOG (VR) $13.49 $14.99
PS4 GRAND KINGDOM $27.49 $49.99
PS4 GRATEFUL DEAD DYNAMIC THEME AND AVATAR BUNDLE $5.24 $6.99
PS4 GRATEFUL DEAD ULTIMATE AVATAR BUNDLE $4.49 $5.99
PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD $11.99 $19.99
PS4 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS $23.99 $39.99
PS4 LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS SEASON PASS $5.99 $9.99
PS4 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES $4.99 $19.99
PS4 LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS DELUXE EDITION $32.99 $59.99
PS4 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS $41.99 $59.99
PS4 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS SEASON PASS $6.99 $9.99
PS4 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS DELUXE EDITION $45.49 $69.99
PS4 LEGO THE HOBBIT $7.99 $19.99
PS4 LOOT ACTION-PACKED BUNDLE $11.99 $19.99
PS4 LOOT STRATEGY-PACKED BUNDLE $14.99 $24.99
PS4 LOOT THEMES BUNDLE $9.00 $17.99
PS4 LOOT ULTIMATE GAMES & THEMES BUNDLE $20.99 $34.99
PS4 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR – GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION $9.99 $19.99
PS4 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR SEASON PASS $12.49 $24.99
PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X KOMBAT PACK 2 $11.99 $19.99
PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT XL $29.99 $49.99
PS4 NATURAL DOCTRINE $11.99 $59.99
PS4 POWER RANGERS – ACTION POSE AVATAR BUNDLE $3.99 $4.99
PS4 POWER RANGERS – CLASSIC POSE AVATAR BUNDLE $3.99 $4.99
PS4 POWER RANGERS – COMPLETE AVATARS BUNDLE $7.49 $9.99
PS4 POWER RANGERS – ULTIMATE THEME AND AVATARS BUNDLE $8.99 $11.99
PS4 POWER RANGERS – ZORDS AVATAR BUNDLE $3.99 $4.99
PS4 PSYCHO-PASS: MANDATORY HAPPINESS $29.99 $49.99
PS4 Q*BERT: REBOOTED GAME AND PIXELS THEME BUNDLE $8.99 $11.99
PS4 REUS $19.99 $24.99
PS4 STAR TREK ALTERNATE AVATAR BUNDLE $4.79 $5.99
PS4 STAR TREK CLASSIC AVATAR BUNDLE $4.79 $5.99
PS4 STAR TREK COMPLETE AVATAR BUNDLE $11.99 $15.99
PS4 STAR TREK ILLUSTRATED AVATAR BUNDLE $4.79 $5.99
PS4 STAR TREK ULTIMATE THEME AND AVATARS BUNDLE $13.49 $17.99
PS4 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME $4.99 $19.99
PS4 THE WITCH AND THE HUNDRED KNIGHT: REVIVAL EDITION $15.99 $39.99
PS4 TOUHOU GENSO RONDO: BULLET BALLET $19.49 $29.99
PS4 VELOCIBOX $8.74 $12.49
PS4 WHISPERING WILLOWS (GAME AND THEME) (CROSS-BUY) $8.74 $12.49
PS3 BATTLE PRINCESS OF ARCADIAS $11.99 $29.99
PS3 DISGAEA 3: ABSENCE OF JUSTICE $8.99 $14.99
PS3 DISGAEA D2: A BRIGHTER DARKNESS $15.99 $39.99
PS3 LEGASISTA $7.99 $19.99
PS3 LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 $4.99 $19.99
PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD $11.99 $19.99
PS3 LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS $4.99 $19.99
PS3 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS $17.99 $29.99
PS3 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS SEASON PASS $5.99 $9.99
PS3 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES $4.99 $19.99
PS3 LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS DELUXE EDITION $27.49 $49.99
PS3 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS $34.99 $49.99
PS3 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS SEASON PASS $6.99 $9.99
PS3 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS DELUXE EDITION $38.99 $59.99
PS3 LEGO THE HOBBIT $7.99 $19.99
PS3 LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR IN THE NORTH $4.99 $19.99
PS3 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR LEGION EDITION $9.99 $19.99
PS3 MORTAL KOMBAT: MORTAL KOMBAT KOMPLETE EDITION $4.99 $19.99
PS3 NATURAL DOCTRINE $7.99 $39.99
PS3 Q*BERT: REBOOTED (CROSS-BUY) $7.49 $9.99
PS3 Q*BERT: REBOOTED HOLIDAY AVATAR BUNDLE $2.99 $3.99
PS3 Q*BERT: REBOOTED ULTIMATE AVATAR BUNDLE $5.24 $6.99
PS3 THE AWAKENED FATE ULTIMATUM $15.99 $39.99
PS3 THE GUIDED FATE PARADOX $7.99 $19.99
PS3 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME $4.99 $19.99
PS3 THE WITCH AND THE HUNDRED KNIGHTS $11.99 $29.99
PS VITA CRIMINAL GIRLS: INVITE ONLY $11.99 $29.99
PS VITA DANGANRONPA 2: GOODBYE DESPAIR $19.99 $39.99
PS VITA DANGANRONPA ANOTHER EPISODE: ULTRA DESPAIR GIRLS $19.99 $39.99
PS VITA DANGANRONPA: TRIGGER HAPPY HAVOC $19.99 $39.99
PS VITA DEMON GAZE $15.99 $39.99
PS VITA DISGAEA 3: ABSENCE OF DETENTION $15.99 $39.99
PS VITA DISGAEA 4: A PROMISE REVISTED $15.99 $39.99
PS VITA GRAND KINGDOM $21.99 $39.99
PS VITA LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 $4.99 $19.99
PS VITA LEGO JURASSIC WORLD $11.99 $19.99
PS VITA LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES $4.99 $19.99
PS VITA LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS $11.99 $19.99
PS VITA LEGO NINJAGO: SHADOW OF RONIN $4.99 $19.99
PS VITA LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS $20.99 $29.99
PS VITA LEGO THE HOBBIT $7.99 $19.99
PS VITA MORTAL KOMBAT $4.99 $19.99
PS VITA NATURAL DOCTRINE $7.99 $39.99
PS VITA OPERATION ABYSS: NEW TOKYO LEGACY $15.99 $39.99
PS VITA PSYCHO-PASS: MANDATORY HAPPINESS $23.99 $39.99
PS VITA Q*BERT: REBOOTED (CROSS-BUY) $7.49 $9.99
PS VITA STRANGER OF SWORD CITY $15.99 $39.99
PS VITA THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME $4.99 $19.99
PS VITA WHISPERING WILLOWS (GAME AND PS4 THEME) (CROSS-BUY) $8.74 $12.49
PSP CLADUN X2 $2.24 $14.99
PSP CLADUN: THIS IS AN RPG! $1.99 $9.99
PSP Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2 Classic) $7.99 $9.99
PSP DISGAEA 2: DARK HERO DAYS $7.99 $19.99
PSP DISGAEA INFINITE $2.99 $14.99
PSP DISGAEA: AFTERNOON OF DARKNESS $5.99 $14.99
PSP GRIMgRiMoiRe (PS2 Classic) $7.99 $9.99
PSP PRINNY: CAN I REALLY BE THE HERO? $1.99 $9.99
PSP WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS MY LORD!? 2 $1.19 $7.99
PSP Z.H.P. $7.99 $19.99

Sales

Product Name Sale Price Original Price
BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT PREMIUM EDITION $27.99 $39.99
DISGAEA 5: ALLIANCE OF VENGEANCE $29.99 $59.99
DISGAEA 5: ALLIANCE OF VENGEANCE SEASON PASS $17.49 $34.99
DYING LIGHT SEASON PASS $22.49 $29.99
GRAND KINGDOM $32.49 $49.99
LEGO JURASSIC WORLD $13.99 $19.99
LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS $27.99 $39.99
LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS SEASON PASS $6.99 $9.99
LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES $7.99 $19.99
LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS DELUXE EDITION $38.99 $59.99
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS $47.99 $59.99
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS SEASON PASS $7.99 $9.99
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS DELUXE EDITION $52.49 $69.99
LEGO THE HOBBIT $9.99 $19.99
MANUAL SAMUEL $7.99 $9.99
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR – GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION $11.99 $19.99
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR SEASON PASS $14.99 $24.99
MORTAL KOMBAT X KOMBAT PACK 2 $13.99 $19.99
MORTAL KOMBAT XL $34.99 $49.99
NATURAL DOCTRINE $17.99 $59.99
OFF THE CHARTS 02 $5.94 $8.49
PSYCHO-PASS: MANDATORY HAPPINESS $34.99 $49.99
THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME $7.99 $19.99
THE WITCH AND THE HUNDRED KNIGHT: REVIVAL EDITION $19.99 $39.99
TOUHOU GENSO RONDO: BULLET BALLET $22.49 $29.99
U2 ESSENTIALS 01 $9.44 $13.49
BATTLE PRINCESS OF ARCADIAS $14.99 $29.99
DISGAEA 3: ABSENCE OF JUSTICE $10.49 $14.99
DISGAEA D2: A BRIGHTER DARKNESS $19.99 $39.99
LEGASISTA $9.99 $19.99
LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 $7.99 $19.99
LEGO JURASSIC WORLD $13.99 $19.99
LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS $7.99 $19.99
LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS $20.99 $29.99
LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS SEASON PASS $6.99 $9.99
LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES $7.99 $19.99
LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS DELUXE EDITION $32.49 $49.99
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS $39.99 $49.99
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS SEASON PASS $7.99 $9.99
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS DELUXE EDITION $44.99 $59.99
LEGO THE HOBBIT $9.99 $19.99
LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR IN THE NORTH $7.99 $19.99
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR LEGION EDITION $11.99 $19.99
MORTAL KOMBAT: MORTAL KOMBAT KOMPLETE EDITION $7.99 $19.99
NATURAL DOCTRINE $11.99 $39.99
ROCK BAND 3: FUELED BY RAMEN PACK 01 $6.99 $9.99
ROCK BAND 3: GOING COUNTRY PACK 05 $5.94 $8.49
ROCK BAND 3: LINKIN PARK PACK 01 $6.99 $9.99
ROCK BAND 3: P!NK PACK 01 $4.89 $6.99
ROCK BAND 3: THE BLACK CROWES PACK 01 $3.84 $5.49
ROCK BAND: BLINK-182 PACK 02 $3.84 $5.49
ROCK BAND: IRON MAIDEN PACK 01 $6.99 $9.99
THE AWAKENED FATE ULTIMATUM $19.99 $39.99
THE GUIDED FATE PARADOX $9.99 $19.99
THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME $7.99 $19.99
THE WITCH AND THE HUNDRED KNIGHTS $14.99 $29.99
CRIMINAL GIRLS: INVITE ONLY $14.99 $29.99
DANGANRONPA 2: GOODBYE DESPAIR $23.99 $39.99
DANGANRONPA ANOTHER EPISODE: ULTRA DESPAIR GIRLS $23.99 $39.99
DANGANRONPA: TRIGGER HAPPY HAVOC $23.99 $39.99
DEMON GAZE $19.99 $39.99
DISGAEA 3: ABSENCE OF DETENTION $19.99 $39.99
DISGAEA 4: A PROMISE REVISTED $19.99 $39.99
GRAND KINGDOM $25.99 $39.99
LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 5-7 $7.99 $19.99
LEGO JURASSIC WORLD $13.99 $19.99
LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES $7.99 $19.99
LEGO MARVEL’S AVENGERS $13.99 $19.99
LEGO NINJAGO: SHADOW OF RONIN $7.99 $19.99
LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS $23.99 $29.99
LEGO THE HOBBIT $9.99 $19.99
MORTAL KOMBAT $7.99 $19.99
NATURAL DOCTRINE $11.99 $39.99
OPERATION ABYSS: NEW TOKYO LEGACY $19.99 $39.99
PSYCHO-PASS: MANDATORY HAPPINESS $27.99 $39.99
STRANGER OF SWORD CITY $19.99 $39.99
THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME $7.99 $19.99
CLADUN X2 $3.74 $14.99
CLADUN: THIS IS AN RPG! $2.99 $9.99
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2 Classic) $4.99 $9.99
DISGAEA 2: DARK HERO DAYS $9.99 $19.99
DISGAEA INFINITE $4.49 $14.99
DISGAEA: AFTERNOON OF DARKNESS $7.49 $14.99
GRIMgRiMoiRe (PS2 Classic) $4.99 $9.99
PRINNY: CAN I REALLY BE THE HERO? $2.99 $9.99
WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS MY LORD!? 2 $1.99 $7.99
Z.H.P. $9.99 $19.99

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  • FrostSalamander

    Does EVE Valkyrie REQUIRE the PSVR? Or can it be played without? I remember reading something somewhere saying that it didn’t require the VR headset…

    • Mr0303

      PSVR is required.

  • Mr0303

    This week is all about VR for me. I’m getting Arkham VR, Rez Infinite, Until Dawn Rush of Blood and PSVR Worlds (the last one was included in the bundle).

    I highly recommend Valkyrie Drive to Vita owners in NA. The action is solid and the fanservice is up there with Senran Kagura.