PlayStation Store redesign goes live in Europe, Australia, New Zealand

Sony has been bringing changes to its PlayStation Network service and one of the newest changes include a redesigned PlayStation Store. The redesigned store was launched yesterday in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, according to the PlayStation Blog. The new interface is meant to be cleaner and easier to navigate, as it makes anything you are looking for easier to find.

When you launch the store from the XMB (Cross Media Bar), the first thing you’ll see is the 'What’s New' section, which gives you information to buy the newest games and downloadable content (DLC). Sony has now added a ‘carousel’ to the ‘What’s New’ section with the redesign. When you browse through the carousel, you’ll see a ‘Hero’ on every page. The heroes on the page will depend on what games are for sale, ranging from Connor from Assassin’s Creed III to Corvo from Dishonored.

The new update adds a redesigned store to the console

The new update adds a redesigned store to the console


Earlier this month, Sony had announced the new batch of free games for subscribers of PlayStation Plus. The games for October include two major blockbuster games, along with a weird platformer made by Sega. The games this month include Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, Bulletstorm and Hell Yeah! Wrath of The Dead Rabbit.

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition puts you in the shoes of Chris Redfield and Sheva – who work for BSAA, an international group dedicated to dealing with bioterrorist threats. The game has you travel to Africa to deal with an outbreak of a virus similar to the events of Resident Evil 4, but altered. The game has you mostly attempting to stop the evil plans of the Umbrella Corporation, along with deal with characters like Albert Wesker and Jill Valentine.

Bulletstorm stars two former black ops soldiers/ assassins, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato, members of wetworks unit Dead Echo. The game is known for its extremely vulgar and crude sense of humour, along with a great emphasis on free-form first person shooter (FPS) gameplay where you can pull off different skills and combine them to get awesome looking kills. Players are rewarded for gruesome and creative kills. The rewards can be spent on upgrading your weapons and skills.

Wrath of The Dead Rabbit is a sidescrolling platformer where the player character – Ash – must repair his reputation in Hell by finding  the monsters that know about his deep dark secret (that he likes to take a bath with a rubber duck), and destroying them in a variety of over-the-top ways. Along the way, you get loot, and you have the ability to use your money on getting upgrades for weapons and abilities.

Back in September, Sony had given out Red Dead Redemption, Saints Row 2 and Machinarium, among other games, to PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Published Date: Oct 18, 2012 10:06 am | Updated Date: Oct 18, 2012 10:06 am