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WipEout 2048 (PS Vita) £12.98 @ Blockbuster

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Seems like a good deal for a well reviewed Vita launch title, don't forget if you have bought the PS3 version you get free DLC for the Vita version!

Description from Blockbuster:
In 2048, we will all grow out of Formula 1 and be watching incredible levitating cars dash around cyberpunk cities at mach speed to the music of The Prodigy. WipEout tells us so.

With this PlayStation Vita launch title, Studio Liverpool has arguably created the best WipEout game in the franchise’s history. The gameplay has been fine-tuned to perfection, the clutter has been swept away and it takes advantage of some of the Vita’s features without ever encroaching on gimmick territory.

Take, for example, the user interface and menu presentation. It’s clean, nicely designed - and created entirely with the Vita’s touch screen in mind. Everything is packed into neat little corners on the screen - your rank and profile sits on the top right corner, any new ships and links to the game’s main menu are flagged on the top left, while you can change game modes in the bottom right and see friend notifications in the bottom left.

Gameplay is just as you remember it. Classic WipEout. Hold the accelerator to move your futuristic vehicle really fast, bank using the left stick and weave in and out of opponents with the help of offensive and defensive weaponry.

Corners are exceptionally tight in WipEout games, and require an understanding of the drifting mechanics. Here’s where 2048 differs slightly from its forebears - instead of using L2 and R2 as your drifts for left and right respectively, all airbraking is done using the Square button. The lack of triggers obviously has a lot to do with that, but it's a welcome change.

As well as regular Races, Time Trial and Combat stages, the Zones mode makes a welcome return in 2048. For the uninitiated, Zones puts the player on a track with no control over their acceleration - the longer you stay on the track, the faster your ship goes. The aim is to survive (without hitting any of the walls) for as long as possible. Each stage in the campaign comes with a regular Pass requirement and an Elite Pass, which has some additional skill-based conditions for completion.

And if you don’t spend the time in single-player, you will undoubtedly be doing so in the online multiplayer campaign. An incredibly addictive twist on the traditional WipEout ‘events’ setup, here you play against human opponents online to complete challenges. The stages themselves don’t factor into it - you can vote for any track you like, but the objectives will always remain the same. They’ll either be race or combat-based goals, such as finishing above last place or hitting a specific player with a weapon.

All of this and we haven’t mentioned WipEout 2048’s killer feature - cross-play with PlayStation 3 consoles.

There’s no doubt about it - WipEout 2048 is the must-have game for your PlayStation Vita.

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    KPGrimmy
    Sorry cold, £10 at Sainsburys.
    Jez777
    This is available online so would be good for those that don't have Sainsburys near them or ones that sell games
    benedictalexander
    Shipping to EU-countries`?
    freak544
    any other cheap ps vita games on there website i couldnt even find this game on there
    cechg03
    freak544
    any other cheap ps vita games on there website i couldnt even find this game on there


    Resistance is £19.98 - cheapest I've seen that.
    leecroot
    Instore you can pick up the golf game, and the fighting game for £5 each. New.
    freak544
    cechg03
    freak544
    any other cheap ps vita games on there website i couldnt even find this game on there


    Resistance is £19.98 - cheapest I've seen that.


    may have to try and pop down there at some point
    Ben5k
    How do I buy it? Theres no buy tabs or anything?
    muckilla
    KPGrimmy
    Sorry cold, £10 at Sainsburys.

    If you can find it instore at that price going off online listings sorry its £27.99 Click here for proof.
    muckilla
    Ben5k
    How do I buy it? Theres no buy tabs or anything?

    Yeah its not even showing the price on the link which suggests OOS.
    acoopermufc
    There are about 3 copies left at the Willenhall store I got myself Gravity Rush for £12.98 :) they had quite abit of vita stuff left.
    muckilla
    Weirdly instore at my closest blockbusters this game was priced at £13 oO Only one left too..
    CyDoNiA
    Just contacted my nearest and they have reserved it for me until tonight. £12.98. Would have prefered £9.99 at Sainsburys but no stock near me but sod it only £3 more. Gonna check out what else they have as I'm after a few others like Rayman possibly if it's different to the PS3 one which I loved.
    bemaniac
    I got rayman £9.99 this £12.99 V tennis £14.99 and a whole load of pc games for £1.98. Went round 3 stores last night and cleaned out all the good cheap stuff all over portsmouth and surrounding county :P Got bags of stuff.
    lommelun
    Nice deal. Unfortunately, there's the thing with the online code. As I am using a US PSN account, I need – if reports on the internet are to be believed – an American retail version (or download of course) of the game for it to work online. Will have to go through ebay, I assume...
    montblanc
    Should I get this as my current copy didn't come with a network code? £8 just to buy the network code, it seems a waste xD

    Edit: well, it made my mind up for me as it's out of stock!

    Edited By: montblanc on Sep 27, 2012 16:02
    aseddon130
    This prices are instore i can definately confirm, just bought Resistance for £19.98 NEW. Saw this but i'll wait for £10 pricepoint before buying it.

    Edited By: aseddon130 on Sep 27, 2012 16:50
    montblanc
    aseddon130
    This prices are instore i can definately confirm, just bought Resistance for £19.98 NEW. Saw this but i'll wait for £10 pricepoint before buying it.


    Are you confident that it's going to go down again rather than back up? It's £25 everywhere else, the cheapo stock is really rare and you passed it up oO
    CyDoNiA
    I bought Wipeout 2048 (£13), Reality Fighters (£5) and Modnation Road Trip (£10). Deffinatly instore prices at 2 of my Blockbusters although one had none of the stock I think even though they told me they had reserved Wipeout for me.

    Leicester stores are pricing on the £ not 98p. :p

    OS: Not Vita but still might want to know I got Uncharted 3 new £13 and Batman: Arkham City Collectors Edition for £20 too. \o/

    Edited By: CyDoNiA on Sep 27, 2012 19:41
    LJF21
    Do I need a membership card to make purchases or is it just rentals?

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