First 3D PS3 Games Get Release Date
Wipeout HD, Star Strike HD and Pain will be upgradeable to 3D playback on June 10, according to Sony Japan -- no word on U.S. market.
June 03, 2010 by Matt Whitlock

We’ve been hearing about several games that will be updated for 3D playback on Sony’s PlayStation 3, which is planned to receive a 3D firmware upgrade this summer. But without a firm release date, we haven’t been sure when we’d be picking up our 3D glasses along with our Dual Shock 3.

Fortunately, that’s about to change in short order.

Related: 10 Video Games We Want in 3D

According to Sony Japan, updates for Wipeout HD, Star Strike HD, and Pain will include upgrading to 3D playback on June 10. Wipeout HD and Star Strike will be free, but Pain will require a nominal fee (about $3 US) to add on the 3D goodness.

Sony Bravia 3D TV purchasers in Japan will also get to take advantage of a promo giving them the aforementioned 3D titles for free, along with a free 3D Demo of Motorstorm 2.

Given the information came solely from Sony Japan, we’re reluctant to get too excited. After all, we didn’t see any confirmation this applies to the U.S. market, but we suppose we’ll find out June 10.

Via Andriasang and Game Informer

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Matt Whitlock manages several technology-focused community websites, including,, and several others. With almost 15 years in the consumer electronics industry to draw from, his writings span a wide range of technology categories, from home entertainment systems to electronic gaming and everything in between.

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