PSN Weekly: Week of August 6 (North America)

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

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PSN Weekly

We are going to start this month off the right way around here! Well, on PSN at least, with some great new additions to PSN as well as a few free games. Let’s start off with Dragons Crown. The game is now available for both the PS3 ($49.99) and the Vita ($39.99). It is set in a medieval world in which you must traverse the dangerous dungeons and labyrinths. Choose from one of six available classes and dive into the action. For those who would like more information about the game, check out oprainfall’s review. The PS3 version has a free add-on Storyteller Voice Pack that is available as well.

Dragon's Crown

Tales of Xillia was certainly a hit with our very own Jonathan Higgins, who seemed to enjoy the “pretty” style of the game as well as the combat, when he got a chance for some hands-on game time during E3. This game has broken the pre-order record for the most pre-orders in the Tales series in Japan and sold over half a million copies in a week. Fans of the series, or newcomers who want to try it out can now get their hands on a copy for the PS3 for $54.99.

Tales of Xillia logo

Hitman Absolution for the PS3 is normally a $19.99 game and is now free for PS Plus members. The game includes the following DLC that can be used in Contracts Mode: Deus Ex Disguise and Deux Ex Zenith’ Handgun DLC.

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EscapeVektor for the Vita, normally a $9.99 title is on sale for PS Plus members for $3.99. Vektor, who has been trapped inside the CPU, is relying on you! Will you help him recover his memories and destroy the enemies that have been sent after him? If you said yes, you will do so in this arcade style game that features 150 levels, 27 worlds and 4 unique abilities that you can unlock and upgrade.

Other games Available Now:

  • Wicked Monsters Blast! HD Regularly $9.99  PS Plus price $1.00
  • Superfrog HD PS3 and Vita cross-buy Regularly $9.99 PS Plus price $7.99

Pre-Orders Available for PS3:

  • NHL 14 PS3 $59.99
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist PS3 $59.99
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified PS3 $53.99

PS2 Classics:

  • The Red Star $9.99

PSN Games:

  • ibb & obb $9.99

Coming in August:

These games will be covered in more detail on the weeks they arrive.

  • Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien PS3 $14.99 (free for PS Plus members)
  • Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (PSP, Vita compatible) $9.99 (free for PS Plus members)
  • Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball PS3-Vita cross buy $9.99 (free for PS Plus members)
  • Machinarium Vita 6.99 (free for PS Plus members)

Rayman Discounts

Game: Price Sale Price PS Plus Price
Rayman Origins $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Rayman 3 HD $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Rayman Origins PS Vita $26.99 $13.49 $6.75
Rayman Arena $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Rayman 2 Revolution $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Rayman 2: The Great Escape $5.99 $2.99 $1.50
Rayman $5.99 $2.99 $1.50

Leaving PS Plus In August

Get these while you can!

  • 8/6 – Battlefield 3
  • 8/13 – Labyrinth Legends
  • 8/20 – Gods Eater Burst
  • 8/20 – Malicious
  • 8/27 – Dokuro

That wraps up PSN Weekly for now but be sure to check back next Tuesday for our coverage of all things PSN. Until then, be sure to let us know which games you are enjoying, and not just the games for your Sony systems!


About Crystal Colwell

What's up everyone? Crystal here! I spend my time writing up the news for you all and keeping us all up to date with incoming game info from Japan. I do a little bit of everything else around here, too. 🙂 Happy Reading!