New for PlayStation

From new friends to familiar heroes, Sony offers up surprises for gamers of all ages this season

Dec 15, 2011 | By Vickie An

 

Since Sony unveiled its Move motion controller last year, fans have been itching for new games that would let them get up and, well, move! Read on to learn about the best new family-friendly Move titles, as well as a return of an old favorite for PlayStation 3.

 

EyePet & Friends

COURTESY SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, LLC.

Rated E

Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC.

PlayStation 3 (Move controller required)

EyePet is now double the fun! Sony first brought the popular virtual pet into living rooms last year. Now the funny little fur ball comes with a friend. The title’s new co-op version allows two players to interact with and care for two EyePets on screen at the same time. Watch as the creatures react to your every move and command, and to each other, too.

New for EyePet & Friends ($39.99) are competitive mini-games, in which you can earn pet tokens. Redeem the tokens later on for hundreds of new items for your lovable pets, such as toys and outfits. You can also now share your furry friend’s profile with others by connecting to EyePet’s new safe, online community, Pet World.

 

Carnival Island

COURTESY SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, LLC.

Rated E

Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC.

PlayStation 3 (Move controller required)

Looking for new activities for family game night? Look no further than Carnival Island for PlayStation Move ($39.99). More than 35 classic carnival mini-games provide hours of fun for players of all ages. Using the Move motion controller, you can toss rings in the ring toss, shoot hoops at the basketball booth, play skee-ball, fling frogs into the lily pad pool and more. Up to four players can compete to earn tickets that can be turned in for prizes and collectible items. It’s all the fun of the fair, right in the comfort of your own home.    

 

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

COURTESY SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA, LLC.

Rated E10+

Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC.

PlayStation 3

Ratchet and Clank are back in a brand-new adventure with an unexpected twist. In All 4 One ($59.99), Dr. Nefarious’s latest evil plan has backfired, trapping heroes Ratchet, Clank and Qwark—and the sinister Nefarious himself—in the clutches of a mysterious and powerful machine. Now the four are forced to work together to find a way out.

The latest action-packed game introduces a first in the popular series: cooperative play. You can take on enemies alone, or work side-by-side with up to three friends or family members. Each character boasts a unique set of skills and weaponry. No matter who you choose to play as, all are sure to pack a powerful punch.

 

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