The Catch-Up: October 23rd, 2013 – PS4’s DualShock 4 on Sale Now in Canada; $20 Gift Card With Batman on Friday; No Plans for XCOM on Vita

None of the USA-based stores we called had the DualShock 4 in stock yet, and Sony still hasn’t given a release date to the Red/Blue DualShock 4 controllers.

General News

  • Both EB Games Canada and Future Shop are selling the DualShock 4 controller in-stores ahead of the PS4 launch on November 15th, with more accessories expected to go on sale soon. Other retailers are likely doing the same, so give them a call if you’re interested in buying a DualShock 4 today. [Via, Source, Twitter]
  • You’ll have all day Tuesday, October 29th to finish up taking advantage of the ‘Spend $50, Get $10 Back‘ promotion on the North American PSN, with it expected to end at 11:59PM PST. [Source]
  • Proteus, the PS3 and PS Vita Cross Buy title from Curve Studios, will be releasing on October 29th in North America and October 30th in Europe. [Press Release]
  • If you’re still confused by how XCOM: Enemy Within is being distributed, “It’s an expansion to last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and on PS3 you’ll be able to get all of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, all the DLC that was released for that game, and all of the cool new stuff for Enemy Within, in the Commander’s Edition.” XCOM: Enemy Within is available in November. [Source]
  • As well, there are no plans for the XCOM franchise to appear on the PlayStation Vita. [Source]
  • Tearaway from Media Molecule is now fully gold, with the European and North American versions going gold today. [Twitter]
  • Mugen Souls Z for the PS3 will be making its way to North America and Europe in 2014. When it does release though, it will have a bathing scene cut out, which you can learn all about right here. [Via, Press Release]
  • The European PSN is now home to a Horror Sale, which includes many Resident Evil titles and more. [Check Out the Sale]
  • The next patch for Madden NFL 25 is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 soon. [Here’s the Patch Notes]
  • European PlayStation Plus members can participate in the Dark Souls 2 beta from 7:00am to 10:00am GMT on Sunday, October 27th. [Source]
  • European PlayStation Plus members can also participate in the Destiny of Spirirts beta, which will be available from 6:00am GMT on Thursday October, 24th until 6:00am on Friday, November 1st. [Source]
  • On Friday, October 25th only, Toys R Us USA will be offering a $20 gift card with Batman: Arkham Origins to anyone who uses this coupon. [Via]

New Videos

  • An official The Last of Us tournament will be starting on October 25th:

  • Batman: Arkham Origins is out on Friday:

Are you going to buy a DualShock 4 before the PS4 comes out? Let us know in the comments below.