Portal 2′s Co-Op mode just got a little larger with the release of Valve’s free “Peer Review” DLC, which adds more to the story of Atlas, P-Body, and everyone’s favorite passive-aggressive homicidal AI, GLaDOS.
In addition, the DLC pack adds challenge maps to both single player and co-op, as well as leaderboards so you can show off how great you are. Valve also decided to put Portal 2 on sale on Steam for just $14.99 until October 6th to celebrate, so get it if you don’t have it already.
Considering in the North American territories that new games are released on Tuesdays, this is the start of a recurring series which will try and keep anything from slipping into store shelves under the radar.
This week is a big one, easily able to drain the wallets of many a PS3 owner as well as those wanting to sport a flaming hot new handheld.
So without further ado, here’s the new releases for September 6th, 2011:
- Dead Island (360, PS3 and PC)
- Warhammer 40K: Space Marine (360, PS3 and PC)
- Resistance 3 & Doomsday Edition Move Bundle (PS3)
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten & Premium Edition(PS3)
- Rise of Nightmares (360/Kinect)
- Driver: San Francisco (Wii, 360, PS3 and PC)
- Driver: Renegade (3DS)
- Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures (DS)
- 1001 Touch Games (DS)
- Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection (3DS)
- Rugby World Cup: 2011 (360)
- Uncharted: Greatest Hits Dual Pack (PS3)
- Tiger Woods 12: The Masters (Mac)
- Sony Wireless Stereo Headset (PS3)
Oddly enough, this week there’s a few titles that decided that they didn’t want to share the spotlight with the rest of the games coming out, so they’re being released on the 9th and are as follows:
- Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
- Get Fit with Mel B (Wii)
Well there you have it, this week’s shopping list- find what you want and get to playing it already!
The PlayStation Vita is right around the corner, but Sony is trying to entice those who have been skipping out on their current platforms, both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. Both platforms are currently are already a fantastic value as is, but now you can save even more.
PlayStation Portable is seeing a new model released in Europe and it will cost only €99… But there’s a catch. The new model, PSP E-1000, does not include Wi-Fi, limiting the system’s capabilities. There will also be new PSP Essential titles that will retail for €9.99. The full line-up wasn’t announced, but will include Invisimals: The Lost Tribes, EyePet Adventures and FIFA 12.
PlayStation 3 will also see a price drop. The 160 GB model will now retail for $249.99 and the 320 GB model will now retail for $299.99.
You can see glamour shots of the new PSP E-1000 after the jump.
Update: The PSP E-1000 is a European exclusive model.
(Update Source: Kotaku)
With months left until the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, you may be looking for some quality content to enjoy on your Wii in the meantime. Thanks to Nintendo’s Select line, you can do so at a budget price. Nintendo is expanding their Select line with four new titles that will carry the $19.99 price point. The new titles include a healthy helping Mario, including Super Paper Mario, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Strikers Charged. The list also includes 2009′s Punch-Out!! These titles will be available at the reduce price starting August 28th.
Starting September 16th for Europeans, Super Mario Galaxy will also be available as a select, as well as Twilight Princess, which is already a select title in North America.
Steam, why you so generous with your sales? The time has come again to save ridiculous amounts of money on titles via Steam. Many titles, like Borderlands, Bit.Trip.Runner and Recettear sit at a whopping 75% off. Lead and Gold is even 85% off.
Of course, there are many other fantastic deals to be found, and you can find all of those over on Steam’s website. And if there’s nothing particularly interesting for you today, every day until July 10th, there will be new deals.
If you’re looking to fill out your PC collection, now’s the time.
Have $100 burning in your pocket and nothing to do with it? Nintendo might just have an a solution for you! Nintendo just announced that the Nintendo DS lite will be dropping to $99.99 – one penny short if a Benjamin. The price drop will take effect starting June 5th.
The Nintendo DS has a fantastic back catalog of software, including plenty of Mario titles. Mario Kart DS, New Super Mario Bros, Mario Party DS, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem, Super Mario 64 DS, and Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story will all be seeing reprints. This time around, they’ll feature a special red casing. Unfortunately, there was no mention in the press release of a price drop on these titles.
Of course, 3DS is already out there and 100% backwards compatible with DS software, but the DSlite also scores you access to the GBA’s massive back catalog. Not to mention that the DS games just look better on original system. And, of course, it’s only $99.99!
PlayStation Network is finally back up! Unfortunately, not entirely. But when the service goes fully live again, Sony will be offering a welcome back package to PSN owners. What that package contains depends on your region. But Sony has announced the European and North American packages. Users will be able to choose from titles like inFamous and Little Big Planet for PlayStation 3 and Kill Zone Liberation and Mod Nation Racers on PSP.
Of course this welcome back package will also include all the previously announced benefits. This includes 30 days of free PSN+ for non-subscribers. Subscribers get 60 days free of PSN+ and Music Unlimited. One weekend will have free movie rentals on PSN as well in North America
You can get the full list of titles to choose from after the jump.
If you haven’t looked into the Dead Space series yet, now might be the time to do so! EA dropped both the original Dead Space 1 and its sequel by 40% on the EA Store, putting the original Dead Space at $11.99 and Dead Space 2 at $23.99. That sets your total to $35.98 This is the download version only, but honestly if you do some searching you can probably find physical copies for a similar price.
Either way, this one is available right here and now for playing. So if you’re feeling a survival horror itch, it might be a good idea to pounce on this deal. The sale lasts all weekend.
In a message on Nintendo’s European website, they confirmed that the recently announced Mario Kart Wii pack and Nintendo Select line would be arriving in Europe on May 20th. As far as the bundle packs go, the Mario Kart bundle pack will contain; A white Wii console, A Wii Remote Plus, Nunchuck, Wii Wheel and a copy of Mario Kart Wii. As an additional item of interest, Nintendo also confirmed that the price of their Wii Sports Resort bundle featuring a black Wii console instead of a white version and a Wii Sports/Wii Sports Resort double pack instead of Mario Kart Wii will be recieving a price drop (The price drop remains unknown at this point in time). So far five games have been confirmed for the Wii Select line; Wii Sports, WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Mario Strikers Charged Football and Animal Crossing: Let’s go to the City! No dates have been confirmed for the US release yet however considering Nintendo’s current release strategy, more news should come out soon regarding the US release.
According to an omnious retail source that has been in contact with Kotaku, the price of the Wii is set to drop from its standard price to $150. Along with this news, Nintendo are planning on doing a “Wii Select” line, similar to that of the Platinum line that was adaopted by the PS3 and the 360. The games are set to cost $19.99 each The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Wii Sports and Mario Super Sluggers. In addition to the price drop and the Wii Select line, The retail sources say that all new Wii consoles will come with a free copy of Mario Kart instead of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resorts, most likely to capitalise on the fact that Wii Sports is now a part of the budget line. The new Mario Kart combo is set to be released in America May 15th however there is no confirmation as to when the Wii Select line will become market avaliable.
Source: (Nintendo World)
Update: The price drop has since been confirmed by Nintendo