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Wipeout HD officially announced for Blu-ray release on PS3

Monday, 14 September 2009 11:11 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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SCEE has announced PSN hit Wipeout HD will see a Blu-ray release for PlayStation 3.

The release will include the original game, as well as the recently released Fury expansion, all for £19.99 and released on October 16.

It comes as it was rumoured this morning a Dutch PS3 site had the game listed for retail for €24.99 on the same date.

PR is after the break.

*Announcing WipEout®HD Fury on Blu-ray Disc*

*Get the complete WipEout HD experience for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) on one Blu-ray Disc with all extra downloadable content included *

*London, 14th September: *Insane speeds, breathtaking graphics, online racing and a pumping dance soundtrack – that’s the best-selling PlayStation®Network game WipEout HD for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™). Now, the complete anti-gravity racing experience is being released on a single Blu-ray Disc that will combine not just the original WipEout HD title – a stunning High Definition reworking of the greatest tracks from the iconic franchise – but also the Fury expansion pack. The resulting package will give racers 14 reversible racetracks to race solo, against friends or against eight players online, 12 teams to choose from, a huge arsenal of combat weapons to take opponents down with, two whole campaigns to complete and a soundtrack packed with some of the biggest names in dance music.

There’s no bigger racing experience than WipEout HD Fury on Blu-ray Disc – look out for it in stores later this year.

Release date: October 16th
Price: £19.99

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18 Comments

  1. TastyAcidMilkk

    heh heh heh wooot

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Robo_1

    Makes sense after the update. It’s also further evidence that a download only future is still a loooong way off.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. No_PUDding

    It’s not evidence at all.

    It not the case for SCEA, and therefore it’s evidence that Europe as a region is not as online-compatible as America, as a region.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Komond_Deckard

    #3. We are online-compatible, what we are not is digital-copy friendly, I mean, paying for something you own in a relative way, you can’t sell used and you can lent you a friend for a while. But online… online has nothing to do with that.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Robo_1

    Surely that only goes to enforce my point No_PUDding. If a region as big as Europe still needs the more prominent online titles to be served up by retail, then I can’t see any future home consoles pulling disc support any time soon.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. No_PUDding

    Komond that is not true at all – people are more than prepared to download things, if something can prove this, isn’t it the iPhone?

    And I guess it does support your point Robo. But as a sweeping statement it did not work so well. And to argue semantics a ‘looooong way off’, it is not. It is already in practich, with iPhone. Just becuase select few (of the European market) European countries don’t have great broadband penetration, does not mean that it is a long way off, and neither does it mean it’s not completely possible right now.

    There are plenty of shifts in ways we are viewing/experiencing media that prove this.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. theevilaires

    hmmm this could be a tricky strategy for digital distribution by Sony. Here’s the scenario, they release a super high profile game on psn for a period of time securing raw sells they know the used market can’t affect. Then a year later they release a disc version also knowing that the people who bought the download version (most of them hardcore disc collectors) will re-buy the same game.

    This could piss some people off because I would rather have the disc version myself like many others, but the ease of just scrolling down the game icon and loading up wipeout on your HDD without having to switch disc back and forth is pretty convenient.

    If sales are good on both sides (DL/Disc) then I can see Sony maybe making a disc version for their psn arcade games too. Sorta like a PSN collection hits on blu-ray. Pixel junk monster,SSDHD,Savage Moon,Calling all cars,and one biggie like Fat Princess all on one blu-ray for $60. I could be pipe dreaming, but hey its nice to dream sometimes. :D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    #7 good point. As a matter of fact, this kind of pisses me off as I prefer hard copy discs for long term collection purposes. I have to ask, what’s the point of having Playstation Network only titles, when they’re just going to release it on disc down the line? I don’t know….it’s too early…..this just bothered me for some reason and I had to comment……….coffee……..

    #8 5 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    I don’t drink coffee, I drink TEA ;) add me on psn or live if you want to discuss the topic any further.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @TEA
    “the people who bought the download version (most of them hardcore disc collectors) will re-buy the same game”

    That is a huge assumption propping up your main point there. You are seriously suggesting most people who already own WipeoutHD will be re-buying it on disc because they are hardcore disc collectors?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    Dr.Damn my assumptions are backed up by real people who are hardcore collectors as myself. During my weekly parade of chasing girls and trying to sleep with them I visit several local key gaming stores that host the most hardcore of hardcore gamers and NO! I’m not talking about gamestop stores either.

    The topic of if major only down loadable games that get a disc release/ potential purchase again has a 100% yes I would re-buy that title outcome from hardcore gaming collectors.

    So its not assumption. I said nothing about casual gamers. Now they might fall into your assumption idea, but hardcore collectors….no….the numbers don’t lie.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    @TEA
    I don’t contest that hardcore collectors will want to buy the game to have it in a box, what I am contesting is that the current owners of WipeoutHD are made up mostly of those hardcore collectors. That’s clearly made up. The number of people who own it already and will re-buy on disc is a small minority, not a majority.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. theevilaires

    You have a strong argument Dr.Damn. We just have to wait and see how this tactic of Sony’s is received by gamers of all types. Should be very interesting because it will help us see into the future of digital distribution more clearly.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    I think bottom line is that it broadens the scope of people they can sell the game to. That is a good thing for people who already have it as it increases the probability of further DLC or a sequel. I take your point that it was released as a PSN title only and they are going back on that, but if they had released it and said at a much later date we will also release on disc then the hardcore collectors would still have bought both.

    I don’t agree with previous comments about this being evidence that a download only future is a long way off. The fact that prominent titles like WO are released this way is stronger evidence that it is closer than you think. In comparison to titles like BO Paradise where a download version appeared after retail and GT5p where there was simultaneous release, WOHD is still well ahead in being a progressive console release.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Ya know, after thinking about it, i guess it’s kind of like the PSPgo and UMD comparison being they’re making it available for either preference. You want digital download? It’s available that way. You want store bought hard copy? It’s available that way. I’m totally cool with that.

    I suppose the reason I felt slightly pissed earlier is cause I would have bought the hard copy disc had they released at the same time. Releasing hard copy later does kind of feel like undermining those who want to play game from day 1, but also PREFER hard copy.

    Anyway…that’s as much as my brain can process on this monday morning…..blah blah blah….and no I WON’T be re-buying the hard copy version (although I’d prefer it)…lol.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. JonFE

    I don’t think that anyone would actually purchase the game twice. If anything, those who would prefer getting the game on disk (given the choice) but went with the downloaded version since it was the only one available until now, would be pissed that the option wasn’t there in the first place.

    On the other hand, I’m pretty sure that some casual PS3 users (like x360 and Wii ones) still haven’t connected their consoles online (for various reasons) and this release is targeted at them.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Retroid

    I bought the PSN version (and Fury) and won’t be bothering at all with the disk release.

    However, I bought the disk version of Siren as that, pre-owned, was a hell of a lot cheaper :)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    Well for the record I will purchase it again just as I have with BO Paradise and Socom. It just has to make an US release.

    @ Dr.G, if Sony is going to release a umd and download the same day don’t you feel the download should cost at least $10 less considering there’s no packaging or shipping cost involved with the PSN version.

    Even at a $10 difference the UMD would still be my choice.

    #18 5 years ago

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    A video for Final Fantasy Type-0 comparing the upcoming console version of the game to the original PSP version has been released by Square Enix. While comparing PSP graphics to those of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One seems rather unfair, it’s worth a watch anyway. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD releases March 17 in North America […]

  • Payday 2′s The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character Pack released

    In case you forgot, The Bomb Heists and Dragan Character content packs for Payday 2 were released yesterday. The new heist pack is available for $6.99/€6.99/£4.99 and the Dragan character will run you $4.99/€4.99/£3.99 through Steam and other digital distribution sites. Here’s the details: The Bomb Heists A new contact, called the Butcher, brought to […]

  • Rockstar offers tips on scaling GTA Online creations to support 30 players

    Rockstar has posted a tutorial of sorts on how to edit your GTA Online’s creations to support up to 30 players. According to the developer, when selecting Load Creation, users will be able to access any previously published Jobs and edit them in any way they wish. Users can also increase the Maximum Players races […]

  • Video for Life is Strange shows you how to rewind time

    If you could rewind time, would you change the events of your day or leave things be? In Life is Strange, you will make this choice. In the developer diary below, Dontnot Entertainment touches upon the main character’s ability to rewind time. How Max’s ability works and originated is also discussed. The first episode of […]

  • Take a look at one of the historical battles in Total War: Attila

    The Creative Assembly has revealed historical battles for Total War: Attila and shown off one of them. In the latest episode of Rally Point, developer Creative Assembly takes a look at one of the nine historical battles that will be included in Total War: Attila when it launches next month. But before you see the […]

  • ARMA 3 video lists 33 of its features, teases upcoming expansion

    ARMA 3 is an impressive military simulator, but that’s not the only thing impressive about it. In fact, this video lists 33 of the game’s most notable features. ARMA 3′s latest video gives you a tour of many of its strengths. It goes over the number of vehicles, weapons and playable area. But that’s not […]

  • No Man’s Sky dev explains what you actually do in the game

    No Man’s Sky is simultaneously the most intriguing mystery and the most scary. Developer Hello Games is asked some questions and gives some solid answers. Eurogamer asked Hello Games’ Sean Murray a number of questions that are on everyone’s mind when they think about No Man’s Sky. The biggest one being, what do you actually […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 27, Be The Zombie mode goes free

    The release date for the physical version of Dying Light has been confirmed for Europe, along with the release dates for all regions. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the PC version of the game will release digitally, worldwide, on January 27. The physical version and the digital PS4 and Xbox One versions will […]

  • Guild Wars 2 is $10 this weekend

    ArenaNet is offering Guild Wars 2 for $10 this weekend only, and hosting a double XP event during the same period. The regular and Digital Deluxe editions of Guild Wars 2 are both offered at 75% off this weekend. The regular edition can be yours for just $10 while the Deluxe is $15. The offer […]

  • Cyberpunk 2077 development still going, but the focus is on The Witcher 3, says dev

    If you’re dying to hear anything about CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, you’ll be waiting a while still. The focus is on The Witcher 3 right now. Ever since Cyberpunk 2077′s announcement all the way back in 2012 developer CD Projekt Red has been really quiet about the sci-fi RPG. We’ve not seen any gameplay […]

  • Digital pet Animin gamecards get May release

    With AR being all the go, it might be worth checking out virtual pet Animin for iOS and Android. Game-cards for Animin, the virtual pet for iOS and Android, are set to appear at UK retail this May, the developers have announced. Animin sits on your touch device and does cute stuff. The little dude […]

  • You won’t need a new GPU for DirectX 12, except for some features

    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]