The Catch-Up: October 29th, 2013 – Gradius V Rated for PS3 by ESRB, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag PS3/PS4 DLC is Staying Exclusive

The Aveline DLC is ours! Forver!

General News

  • The PS3/PS4 exclusive DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which was supposedly going to be exclusive for just 6 months, will be PlayStation exclusive forever, as Ubisoft has now confirmed. [Source]
  • Blood Knights, “the medieval, vampire themed hack ‘n’ slash,” has a confirmed release date of November 12th in North America and November 13th in Europe at £11.99/€14.99/$14.99 for PS3. [Press Release]
  • Available now on PS3 (for free and in Canada as well) is Tune-In Radio, which gives you access to over 70,000 stations and 2 million podcasts from around the world. The PS Vita version releases on November 5th. [Source]
  • As well, the Redbox Instant app is available for PS3 today, but it is only on the USA PlayStation Store. [Source]
  • The Walking Dead from Telltale Games has sold over 21 million copies. [Press Release]
  • Starlight Inception for PS Vita has a beta now available on the PlayStation Store, with the full release planned for December. [Source]
  • Gradius V was rated by the ESRB for PS3, suggesting that it will be releasing in the Classics section of the PlayStation Store soon. [ESRB]
  • NIS will be bringing Ys: Memories of Celceta for PlayStation Vita to Europe in early 2014. [Press Release]
  • NewEgg’s eBay channel is selling Battlefield 4 for $43. It should still be valid by the time you read this. [Via, Check it Out]
  • Starting on November 1st, people in Toronto (Scarborough Town Centre), Montreal (Complexe Les Ailes) and Calgary (Southcentre Mall) will be able to try out the PS4. [See The Addresses]
  • Here’s a fun little easter egg in Batman: Arkham Origins [thanks, Steven!]:


New Videos

  • The ESRB has released a video to help out parents:

  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is now available in North America:

  • Proteus is available this week on PS3 and PS Vita:

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