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Huge Updates for PlayStation Home


They finally are going to bring over the Siren: Blood Curse space from Japan. It’s about time, looks like fun. Check out the details.

The basic overview is this: The Siren Home space is broken up into three basic zones. When you first enter the Siren space, you’re outside the Ward of Despair, in what looks like an old, rundown carnival space. The entrance to the Ward is just a few steps away. Upon entering it, you’ll find yourself in the mini-game’s lobby. Inside you’ll see video screens on the walls and places to sit and mingle with other players waiting their turn to enter the Ward of Despair mini game. When you’re ready to play, simply approach the receptionist and she’ll send you into the Ward (assuming that the background downloading is complete, which begins upon entry to the lobby scene and can take a few moments).

The Ward of Despair is the Saiga Hospital stage from this PSN downloadable game, recreated as a mini-game for Home, and playable with up to 5 players. Everyone is tasked with objectives that must be completed within the 5 minute time limit. If a Shibito, or zombie, catches you, it’s game over. Also, if you can’t complete the game before the time limit runs out, it’s game over for everyone. Successful completion of all objectives presents the player(s) with reward items in the form of some super creepy costumes.

If you managed to unlock the Siren Home costumes, be sure to show up in Home on May 12 between 4pm – 7pm PT. They have having a “Siren: HorrorBowl bowling tournament”. If you show up in your Siren attire. You are qualified for a random giveaway of the Siren game (eps 1-4). There is a deal on the Siren game as well. Full game is $29.99, and 3 eps bundles are $10.99. I remember playing the demo long ago and it was creepy.

There is a Fat Princess exclusive developer diary video in the theater for one week. So check it out before it’s gone. But if you miss out, it will be on the PS Store later this month.

Now you have more apt options. Two new areas are a Log Cabin and the Living Room Stage Set, which Darrin posted about earlier this week and it will be $4.99. Not sure how much the Log Cabin is though. I’m still waiting for the Japanese Style House myself.

The Living Room Stage Set will go on sale in the PlayStation Home Mall and will be loaded with interactive lights, cameras, backdrops and movie-related equipment to simulate a real-life studio production environment. The versatile lighting and camera systems allow for a wide range of desired angles, movements, transitions, cuts and lens set-ups that allow you to take control of the technical and artistic aspects. Combined with 12 props that come with the space to decorate the set, you’ll have access to the tools necessary to create your own film when hooked up to a video capture system.

Here is some stuff that’s coming down the line later. Tekken costumes and figurines! yay! 🙂 14 Killzone 2 shirts, and more gear in the Threads store. Well Sony is holding up there promise of a lot of Home updates this year. Keep it up.

Enormous Update Coming to PlayStation Home