Weekly Digital Roundup: Full Steam ahead


While the Steam Summer Getaway Sale hasn’t claimed all of us just yet (that Ys Chronicles I & II deal is looking mighty enticing), there’s still a long way until it ends at 10AM PST on July 22.

Since the sales change on a daily (and sometimes hourly) basis, you’ll want to keep your eyes constantly peeled on Steamdb.info, which tracks all the current sales. And if you want no part in this PC sale whirlwind, console publishers have a few things going on too.

Like we previously mentioned, nabbing Fire Emblem Awakening and the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei IV and registering them on Club Nintendo will give you $30 eShop credit. And be sure to update your firmware: the StreetPass Mii Plaza got an overhaul, complete with four new games that you can utilize your collected Miis on for $14.99.

Playstation Plus members get Oddworld: Munch’s Odysee HD for free this week, and those of you in the mood for the greatest voice acting in gaming history can partake in the newest PS2 Classic: Castle Shikigami 2. His name is Ko, and he’s beating down evil.

Finally, Major Nelson has revealed some of the new XBLA games you can expect in next month’s “Summer of Arcade” promo, which include the Flashback remake and the new TMNT beat-em-up.

Hit up the full list for more.


Nintendo eShop

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™

Virtual Console™ on Nintendo 3DS™

Nintendo eShop on Wii U™

Virtual Console on Wii U

Special Offer

Also new this week:

StreetPass Games

$4.99 apiece, or $14.99 for all four. The games are:

• Mii Force: Players use StreetPass Mii characters to blast their way through enemies and keep the galaxy peaceful.

• Flower Town: Players plant seeds in their virtual gardens. When players StreetPass with other players, their plants are watered. Cross-pollination can lead to new breeds.

• Warrior’s Way: Players use StreetPass to recruit troops and amass an army to unify a country.

• Monster Manor: Players collect StreetPass Mii characters that bring new pieces of floor. Players can then create rooms, fight ghosts and unlock treasure chests in a climb to the top of the mansion.

Playstation Store

PS3 Full Game

PS Vita

PS2 Classics

PlayStation Plus

Instant Game Collection

  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD

PS Vita Demos

Price Change

  • Far Cry 3 – PS3 Game (now: $39.99 original price: $59.99)
  • Far Cry 3 Ultimate Edition – PS3 Game (now: $44.99 original price: $64.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – PS Vita Game (now: $14.99 original price: $19.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD – PS Vita Game (now: $14.99 original price: $19.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection – PS Vita Game (now: $29.99 original price: $34.99)
  • New Little King’s Story – PS Vita Game (now: $19.99 original price: $39.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei Persona 2: Innocent Sin – PS3/PSP/PS Vita Game (now: $19.99 original price: $29.99)



Game Title Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Fast & Furious: Showdown $39.99 $31.99 $23.99
Star Trek $54.99 $43.99 $32.99
Men In Black: Alien Crisis $39.99 $29.99 $20.99
The Simpsons Arcade Game $9.99 $6.99 $4.89
X-Men $9.99 $6.99 $4.89
Hitman Trilogy HD $39.99 $19.99 $15.99
Lord Of The Rings: War In The North $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Silent Hill: Book Of Memories $29.99 $14.99 $7.50
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes $29.99 $14.99 $7.50
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Game $39.99 $19.99 $10.00
Star Wars The Force Unleashed II $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Video Game $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Just Cause 2 $19.99 $9.99 $7.99
Prince Of Persia Classic Trilogy HD $39.99 $15.99 $8.00
Tron Evolution $19.99 $7.99 $4.00
Alice: Madness Returns $19.99 $7.99 $4.00
Fight Night Champion $29.99 $11.99 $6.00

Other Sales

  • Wicked Monster Blast! HD – PS3 Game (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)
  • The Cursed Crusade – PS3 Game (now: $7.49 original price: $19.99)
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes – PS3 Game (now: $9.99 original price: $39.99)
  • Droplitz – PS3 Game (now: $2.49 original price: $9.99)
  • Retro City Rampage – PS3/PS Vita Game (now: $4.99 original price: $14.99)
  • Rock of Ages – PS3 Game (now: $2.49 original price: $9.99)
  • Trine 2 – PS3 Game (now: $3.49 original price: $14.99)
  • Class of Heroes – PS3/PS Vita/PSP Game (now: $3.49 original price: $14.99)
  • Crimson Gem Saga – PS3/PS Vita/PSP Game (now: $3.49 original price: $14.99)
  • Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time – PS3/PS Vita/PSP Game (now: $7.49 original price: $29.99)
  • Gungnir – PS3/PS Vita/PSP Game (now: $7.49 original price: $29.99)
  • Hexyz Force – PS3/PS Vita/PSP Game (now: $3.49 original price: $14.99)
  • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble – PS3/PS Vita/PSP Game (now: $3.49 original price: $14.99)
  • Knights in the Nightmare – PS3/PS Vita/PSP Game (now: $3.49 original price: $14.99)
  • Riviera: The Promised Land – PS3/PS Vita/PSP Game (now: $2.49 original price: $9.99)
  • Yggdra Union – PS3/PS Vita/PSP Game (now: $2.49 original price: $9.99)


Summer Getaway Sale

  • SteamDB – Use it for constant updates.

Xbox Live

New Titles

Summer of Arcade Dates


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Patrick Kulikowski is a Rutgers University graduate with aspirations of joining the game industry. I have a strong love of games and their music. When not serving as Associate Editor for Pixelitis,net and a writer for Game Music Online, you'll see him working on a game music drum cover project entitled "VGdrum" and managing his Breath of Fire Facebook and Twitter fan pages.

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