Sony’s been quietly ramping up their day one digital releases. Borderlands 2 was the last game that was available both digitally and on store shelves.
Today Sony announced the PSN Day 1 Digital program for the month of October. The following titles will be available on launch day:
- Resident Evil 6 - (Available for download on October 2nd – $59.99)
- NBA 2K13 - (Available for download on October 2nd – $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*
- Dishonored - (Available for download on October 9th – $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*
- DOOM 3: BFG Edition - (Available for download on October 16th – $39.99/$35.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*
- 007: Legends - (Available for download on October 16th – $59.99)+
- Medal Of Honor: Warfighter - (Available for download on October 23rd – $59.99)
- Need For Speed: Most Wanted - (Available for download on October 30th – $59.99/$53.99 for PS Plus members, with pre-order)*
- Assassin’s Creed III - (Available for download on October 30th – $59.99)*
That’s very impressive for a console manufacturer. They’re sweetening the deal by giving 10% off for PlayStation Plus members. It’s not a huge discount but it’s better than nothing.
- Massive Battlefield 3 patch detailed — release date unknown (via Battlefield Blog)
- Jet Set Radio PSN/XBLA release teased (via Sega Blog)
- NBA Elite is dead; NBA Live is set to return (via GamaSutra)
The list of changes for that upcoming Battlefield 3 patch is impressive and cannot come soon enough. Balance changes are nice, but I hope they address the numerous bugs and glitches as well.
I played Jet Set Radio quite a bit on my Dreamcast. It was stylish and simple to pick up, but I didn’t like the controls. It didn’t always register my spray paint commands. I blamed the Dreamcast controller and the game back then, but with the PSN/XBLA release, one of those culprits/excuses will be axed –that is if I decide to pick it up.
It’s good to see EA get back into making NBA basketball games after NBA Elite died a horrible death a couple of years ago. I hope the time off yields some amazing results for them because competition is a good thing. We can’t have the NBA 2K series run around uncontested. Having the Madden games rule all of football is enough.
EA Canada’s NBA Elite team must have fucked up really badly for this to have happened.
A month or so after the indefinite delay of NBA Elite 11, Electronic Arts finally announced the demise of this year’s installment/reboot of their basketball franchise.
And since EA Canada screwed up so badly, the franchise was removed from EA Canada’s care and moved to EA Tiburon in Orlando. Ouch. To top it off, they laid off a slew of unspecified employees — but it’s a safe bet that a majority of them were probably from the NBA Elite 11 team.
My brother have been basketball game fans for a long time; specifically the NBA LIVE series for its ease of play. Unfortunately, thanks to his affinity with the easy to pick up controls of EA’s series, we never gave the NBA 2K series a fair shake since the DreamCast days. (I never cared that much about sports games to pick them up.)
Now thanks to the delay/cancellation of NBA Elite 11 and a free rental coupon, we finally got a chance to try the highly rated NBA 2K11.
We both agree that it’s really, really good — excellent even. NBA Elite 12 will need to do a lot to win us over next year.
I guess this is what happens when you miss a year.