For quite a few gamers rocking the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, this week is likely all about diving into the Destiny beta, set to begin this Thursday. For those of you who want a little something extra to distract you from “becoming legend,” however, three new offerings will also be launching for PlayStaiton consoles.
It’s one game apiece for the PlayStation family of gaming machines, if you’re not counting the Destiny beta but, let’s face it, who isn’t counting the Destiny beta as a major release this week? So long as you pre-ordered a copy of the game—set to release on Sept. 9—you should have access to a code that will get you in on some early access time, featuring oodles of story and competitive content on the planet Mars. In case you have some friends in need of a little extra convincing, Bungie has announced that pre-orders will actually grant access to three beta codes, so feel free to share the wealth and build a small team of adventurers.
In the beta, players will be able to jump into several different game modes. The Tower will serve as a player hub, where you’ll gear up and get social with other Guardians. The story mode will take you through a few of the game’s campaign chapters while Crucible is all about competitive multiplayer. Strike will let you and your friends take on an enemy stronghold while Explore lets you just run wild in the wilderness.
As a reminder, the beta will open up on the PlayStation 3 and PS4 at 10 a.m. this Thursday, and at the same time for Xbox 360 and Xbox One on July 23. The beta will also be offline from July 21-22 for maintenance, as well as to prepare for the Xbox launch. The whole shebang wraps up July 27. For additional Destiny beta details, visit the official website. Also, for those who are into this kind of thing, you can check out details on the Trophies/Achievements.
As for the other content coming to PlayStation consoles this week, there isn’t a heck of a lot. First up is Abyss Odyssey for the PlayStation 3, an indie action game from ACE Team inspired by games in the fighting genre. You’ll run around in an ever-changing dungeon overflowing with enemies, unleashing crazy combos in order to defeat your foes.
Over on the PlayStation 4 we have Crimsonland, a new dual stick shooter with a gory twist. You enter arenas overflowing with monsters (mutant lizards, aliens, giant spiders) with the simple goal of blowing them all to pieces across 60 main quests. You’ll have access to oodles of crazy weapons, as well as five types of survival modes and leaderboards.
Finally, One Piece Unlimited World Red completes its journey to the palm of your hands, finally releasing on the PlayStation Vita this week. Join Luffy and his crew on another open world adventure as they hunt for booty and beat up baddies by the dozens.
Look for all of that to hit the PlayStation Network this week, along with your usual dose of DLC, trailers, various other bits of media and the like.