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PSN Store Update: 16/01/13 - The One With Retro City Rampage

It's finally out. Buying it?

This week sees the release of Retro City Rampage for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Europe. It’s priced at £8.99, but there’s also a trial if you’re still not convinced that the retro take on Grand Theft Auto (and taking in pretty much every major game along the way) is for you.

Also available this week is DmC: Devil May Cry (for £49.99), Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable on the PlayStation Vita (for £34.99), the Sir Hammerlock’s Big Game Hunt DLC for Borderlands 2 and some DLC for Far Cry 3. Remember there’s the 2014 Corvette Stingray Final Prototype DLC for Gran Turismo 5, too, which is currently free to download.

Earth Defense Force sounds pretty good on the Vita, with online multiplayer for up to four players, in both co-op and versus modes, and for single players there’s a pack of new levels, so if you’ve played the game before there’s a few incentives to pick it up again. It’s not exactly bargain priced, though.

Orgarhythm should also make it out today on PS Vita. It’s the rhythm strategy game from XSEED. Sumioni: Demon Arts, also from XSEED, is out today on Vita. The games are £11.99 and £7.99 respectively.

We’ll update this post with any other releases today, and will be back with the full lists sometime around 3pm, as usual.

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28 Comments
  1. bigbaldwolf
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    EDF 2017 is not going to sell well at £34.99. Regardless of how good the game is it’s still a 5 year old port of what was a budget release. I got MGS HD on the Vita for £20 when it was released so this doesn’t seem like value. I would have liked a physical release as I don’t buy these ‘bigger’ games digitally and neither do a lot of others so digital only releases like this will hurt sales

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:07.
    • DixNeuf
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      I’m definitey picking up EDF, the Xbox game was good fun, and the short, sharp missions are perfect for handheld.

      I probably wouldn’t pay £35 for it if there weren’t so few games around right now, but there’s not much competition and I gernerally get my PSN credit for less than retail, so it’s not so bad.

      Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 16:13.
    • nobby3687
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      Im adding it to this post so people see it jet set radio is free on playstation plus for vita owners

      Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 17:49.
  2. Jones81
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Getting EDF for sure, jones_81 if anyone wants to add me for co op

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:27.
  3. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Probably just the GT5 DLC for me…..unless that was the DLC released a few weeks back that can now only just be viewed?

    Not that fussed about Retro City Rampage, although I will try the demo and see. I have lots of current gen games to be working through without playing something that looks 15 years old, no doubt it’ll be popular with a lot of people though, especially on Vita.

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:28.
    • dude90
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      The Corvette was available yesterday.

      Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:36.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Ok cool, cheers!

        Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 12:07.
  4. Bodachi
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    £8.99 for Retro City Rampage is a great deal ontop of the fact that it is cross-buy. I will be picking up that.

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:35.
  5. E8_BALL_
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Borderlands2 dlc tempts.
    R.C.Rampage… Ah I see, i’d prev seen the word rampage @6ax & thought it was a remake of an old 8-bit game, where u climbed up & smashed buildings etc. Loved it, but as is often the case, replaying it now, would only tarnish the fond memories. Will check the trial out.

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:37.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Yeh I thought that too. I’m sure TSA posted something about that game a while back too.
      Very confused.

      Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:45.
      • E8_BALL_
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        Correct. Unfortunately I didn’t take the time to read the article.

        (store running alot faster & smoother since update.
        An A-Z scroll bar for avatar section would be nice.)

        Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 12:17.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Retro City Rampage is a kind of 8-bit version of the top down GTA games, and the mini games/missions are kind of 8-bit versions of other games/genres so platforming, puzzle & Hang-On like driving.

      There’s tons more to do in the main top down game than in the old GTA games though, it’s almost like EA’s Autolog with high scores & times for everything like speed runs, or kill x amount of people as fast as you can etc & etc

      The dev has done a great, if lengthy vid detailing some of the stuff
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwxMA1UXIF4

      Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 12:13.
      • E8_BALL_
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        Just had a quick go of the trial & really enjoyed it.
        There’s a section giving a nod to Frogger, also reminded me of Horris goes Skiing.

        (xmas day h.g.s & chequered flag, happy days.
        just looking at the store a few min ago, a thought how lucky we are/interaction with media & the gaming journey i’ve been on. new-gen around the corner:)

        Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 12:33.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Yeh I know, it looks pretty cool.

        It was this story than confused me http://www.viking-direct.co.uk/a/pb/HP-Laserjet-Pro-M175NW-Colour-All-In-One-Laser-Printer/pr=Q21&id=5675553/

        I’ve read that and since then, whenever Retro City Rampage was announced I thought of that game.

        I should learn to pay attention more!

        Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 13:21.
      • Klart
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        That’s a printer…

        Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 13:44.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        HAHAHAAHHAHAHA totally linked the wrong thing. I’m at work and trying to get a collegue a printer. Brilliant.

        Here it is. http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2011/11/18/rampage-movie-in-development/

        Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 14:10.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Argh colleague*

        Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 14:11.
  6. Starman
    Member
    Since: Jul 2011

    Was hoping EDF2017 would be more like £15. £35 is a bit much for a old port.

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:45.
  7. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Just the GT5 DLC for me, and maybe give the Retro City Rampage trail a go.

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:50.
  8. igotmy9milli
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Really want to play that EDF but no Vita for me.

    Make sure you all get RCR, it’s awesome.

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 11:59.
  9. R1MJAW
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Was looking forward to EDF, but 35 quid is just ridiculous, especially considering it’s only $40 in the US (35 quid is over $56, 40% more).

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 12:54.
  10. Jones81
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Thinking of gettinr RCR but I’ve heard it’s extremely frustrating and pretty difficult, anyone know if this is true?. Currently giving up smoking so need to avoid rage inducing games for a while

    Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 13:37.
    • E8_BALL_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      Definitely avoid fps, they induce rage at the best of times.
      GTA helped me through it… Very therapeutic

      Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 19:05.
      • Jones81
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Yeah I’m definately gonna be avoiding COD online for a while to prevent an airborne dualshock or punching my own stupid nicotine addicted face in frustration

        Comment posted on 16/01/2013 at 20:20.

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