Heres the latest news from the PSN Team:

PlayStation Home will be offline from 8AM BST on Wednesday 11th April for routine maintenance. Here is what to expect after the update…
A mysterious island has been sighted off shore in the vicinity of Home Square this week. The island appears to be the site of a number of strange ruins from different eras, though there is no clue as to what has befallen them. The all new Adventure District is ideal for the intrepid adventurers among you, so be sure to check it out!


Calling all rock stars, leading ladies, big ballers, shot-callers and connoisseurs of all that is fine and all that is fun! This Wednesday 11th April you will finally get a chance to show the world your status as true members of the PlayStation Home elite when we release what is undoubtedly the ultimate gaming pad – the super-pimp and uber-posh Home Mansion. This epic estate is Home’s first expandable personal space (the ground floor releases this week; additional levels and rooms will be available soon) and comes complete with exclusive clothing items (check out the gold loungewear!), a built-in gifting machine (so you can spread the wealth and love amongst your friends), some of the finest furniture items money can buy (including a state-of-the-art Home TV), and even your own pet tiger (Markus – the head of the Home Mansion’s security team).
If you count yourself among the high-rollers, also head over to the Casino this week where all visitors will get 500 chips so they can play Poker – or any game they wish – on us!
Drey don’t just create incredible clothing, they create stars! Know how it feels to be a high fashion model with the Drey Prop Pack, as used by Lockwood in their Drey fashion campaigns. Create dark, masculine scenes with the vintage leather sofa and cushion, or dreamy feminine vignettes using the swing bench and the frilled parasol. Or combine all the items at your disposal to create somewhere completely unique for your avatar to preen and pose. There’s even a horse.

If you want to dress like a winner, you have to BE a winner – Sodium2 Legendary Racers coming soon to PlayStation Home.
There are mysterious things happening in the Great Edo of Nippon this week. Here’s what Granzella have to say about it:
Edo is a peaceful city, however there is another Edo you have yet to see. This alternate world is very similar to the Edo you know, however, in the streets roam horrible Mononoke (evil and mischievous spirits), such as Oni and Hitodama.



The multiplayer game, Operation: Defend Edo
Choose a mission. Once the mission is finished a blue pillar of light will appear. This light can take you to safety. In the fight against the Mononoke you can attack, jump, defend, and use a crouching stance. Be sure to make full use of these various actions. Use vertical cuts, side cuts, and other various attacks against the Mononoke.


Operation: Defend Edo is challenging, therefore you must have a weapon equipped. A bamboo sword is available for free, just pull it from the straw figure nearby. In addition, If you go to the clothing store, you can buy a more powerful weapon and also clothing and armour to increase your defensive abilities.
Solo Battle
Examine the blue sign to take on the Mononoke by yourself.
Group Battle
Examine the red sign, along with your friends, to battle side by side against the Mononoke.
Follow these steps to start battling the Mononoke in PlayStation Home!

  1. Defeating the Mononoke requires a weapon.
  2. Look at the sign in the back avenue and accept the mission.
  3. Once you accept the mission you will be moved to the alternate Edo.
  4. To begin Operation: Defend Edo, examine the circle of light in front of the mission area.
  5. Accept the mission goals and destroy the Mononoke!

Other updates this week include a Skater outfit for the boys and a Roller Derby outfit for the girls. Both come with custom movements and animations and are available from Threads. This week’s offering from Billabong includes some super-stylish sweaters to go with a funky new range of jeans.
The last bit of PS Home news this week is that due to popular demand, the Street Fighter X Tekken minigame will soon be making a return (exact date to be confirmed), and the Journey space is also going to remain for the time being. So if you haven’t bagged all of the rewards yet then jump in and we’ll see you in PlayStation Home!


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