Twas the night(s) before Christmas and all through the house, only one creature was stirring. That was me, forgetting to do the PSN update this week .|
Welcome to the final EU PSN update of 2012. As you're reading this, you can assume that the world has not blown up or split apart and we're now heading for that period where we wish for things and get games instead (or vice versa). Today's selection is surprising in that everything is less than £10. So, let's get cracking!
First off, we have Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD, a shooter set in the Oddworld universe. There's a discount for PSN+ subscribers but if you're not on PSN+ and have bought the game before, hold off as there will a discount for those buying the Vita version if you own the PS3 version already (same discount as PSN+).
Next, we have a game that will sound familiar to regular followers. Jetpack Joyride only recently hit the PS minis collection but there's now a FREE version with in-app purchases available. So, the only reason to grab the minis version now is when you only have a PSP available to you . Speaking of mini conversions, there's also a HD version of Flying Hamster (and cheaper too). A trial is available for those who need to see how it plays.
The next game is escapeVektor, a former Wiiware exclusive. There's also a trailer for your examination. You can also find a new (presumably limited edition) bundle for Pure Chess seeing as it's Christmas. There's also a complete edition of MotorStorm RC, saving you money on buying the game and all the DLC.
Finally, we have Knytt Underground, a Cross-Save (and I think YOPO) platformer with all manner of wall climbing and speedy running. PSN+ subscribers can get it at no extra cost and looks to be one of the better indie PSN+ titles so far.
There's 2 new PS1 imports out this week, with platformer, Rapid Angel and bullet-hell game, Dezaemon Kids. Neither is compatible with Vita yet sadly. FuturLab's Futro bundle is though. This contains FuturLab's 2 games on the minis range, which are the addictive Coconut Dodge and the excellent arcade game, Velocity. If you don't own either, then this would be a good purchase, but be warned that a new Vita version of Velocity is coming next year.
You'll also find (with some great difficulty) a trial version of Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. Finally, there's a load of DLC for various games, including a limited time Ecolibrium Box, a Travel Bug Festive Pack, some more MotorStorm DLC and Marvel costumes for LittleBigPlanet Vita. You can also grab a 1 year PSN+ subscription for £29.99 right now until January.
So, that's it from Vita this year (at least in Europe). It just remains for me to say, have a great Christmas and New Year and see you back here on Wednesday 9th January 2013!
We should (hopefully) get Retro City Rampage, Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, Generation of Chaos: Pandora's Reflection, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Velocity Vita, Soul Sacrifice and much more!
21st December 2012 (final update of 2012)
****Full Vita Games****
Jetpack Joyride - FREE
Pure Chess Festive Bundle - £6.49
escapeVektor - £7.99
MotorStorm RC Complete Edition - £7.29
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD - £9.99
Flying Hamster HD - £2.39
Knytt Underground - £9.99
****Vita Trials and Demos****
Flying Hamster HD (T)
Uncharted: Fight for Fortune (T)
FuturLab's Futro Bundle - £3.99
Dezaemon Kids - £3.99
Rapid Angel - £3.19
****Vita DLC, Game Packs and Online/Network Passes****
Ecolibrium: Christmas Box - £1.59
Travel Bug: Festive Pack - £0.59
Jetpack Joyride: Coin Packs - See Store for details
MotorStorm RC Rare Supermini: Frosty - FREE
MotorStorm RC Rare Rally Car: Patriot Enforcer - £0.79
MotorStorm RC Rare Rally Car: Italia Buttercream - FREE
LBPV: Marvel Heroes Costume Pack 5 - £4.79
LBPV: Marvel Heroes Black Widow Costume - £1.59
LBPV: Marvel Heroes Star Lord Costume - £1.59
LBPV: Marvel Heroes Iron Fist Costume - £1.59
LBPV: Marvel Heroes Nova Costume - £1.59
LBPV: Marvel Heroes Black Bolt Costume - £1.59
****Vita Game Trailers****
Edited by HiddenAway at 18:13:55 23-12-2012