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Tomorrow's PlayStation Home relaunch detailed, pictured

Can you resist it?

PlayStation Home relaunches tomorrow, 3rd November.

The European PlayStation blog says maintenance will begin at 7am BST. Presumably it means GMT. There's no word on how long PlayStation Home will go down for.

In PlayStation Home, the new one, Home Square has been revamped and districts related to game genres added. The whole focus of the beast is now more squarely on games - a social gaming network.

The four new districts are Action, Sportswalk, Adventure and Indie Park.

In the Action district you'll come across free-to-play game Bootleggers '29. Set in prohibition era America, this pits cops against criminals - who will Capture the Cask first? There's vintage weaponry, and you can use your Home avatar as your character.

In the Sportswalk district there will be games like pool, darts and PlayStation Home Hold 'Em - a poker game. Also, PlayStation Home Sports Trivia, which boasts 10,000 sports questions and prizes for those people who get them right.

The Adventure district will be taken over, at relaunch, by Uncharted 3. A "total game integration" Fortune Hunter event will offer a third-person, partial recreation of the Yemen level from Uncharted 3 multiplayer. Cover-based shooting and familiar weaponry will be on offer. Intriguing.

The Indie Park will collate loads of smaller games. To begin with, these will be Espionage 9, Gnome Curling and Los Penguini. Here's where fledgling developers will show off their wares.

In addition to those four districts, the new PlayStation Home will offer social spaces like the Boardwalk, where you can play a game of Cogs. Oldies like bowling and chess return, too.

The US PlayStation blog mentions a Pier Park where you can play carnival, puzzle, outdoor and arcade games like PC Rally. The US blog also talks of a PS Home Theater and Mall. There's no mention of these on the European blog, and regional content has, historically, varied.

We'll find out tomorrow.

The new PlayStation Home.

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