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19
Mar

tnt22503 Reaches 100 Million!

Huge congrats to tnt22503 for reaching the 100 million mark in Novus Prime and earning the coveted Alpha Squadron Mech Suit! Who will be the 10th pilot to join the elite?

tnt22503

6
Nov

Congrats to DarkNexus360!

Congratulations to DarkNexus360, the most recent Novus Prime pilot to reach 100 million points on the All Time leaderboard and earn an elite Alpha Squadron Mech Suit. We salute you!

DarkNexus360

1
Nov

Wedding bells for Novus Prime’s favorite couple!

GinAndDoc

The Hellfire Games team couldn’t be happier to congratulate two of Novus Prime’s top pilots, Virginia (mnmsgin) and Mario (Dr_Do-Little), on their recent wedding in Las Vegas!!

Read the heartwarming story of how they met in Novus Prime and fell in love in this HomeStation Magazine article.

30
Jan

Novus Prime SpeedWings released!

Rejoice, Novus Prime fans! We’ve just released a full new line of SpeedWings in PlayStation Home, including the first-ever Novus Prime locomotion item: the Obsidian Runic SpeedWings!

See them in action along with the Industrial Steampunk, Wicked Razor, Shadow Dragon, Camellia Fairy, and Golden Archangel SpeedWings:

14
Dec

Novus Prime’s 2nd Anniversary!

It’s Novus Prime‘s 2nd Anniversary weekend!

We’ve enabled DOUBLE XP and FREE Spacewalk for everyone through the weekend, and join us in Novus Prime on Sunday for a Q&A and code giveaway with Novus-Cooldown at 3:00pm CST in the US, and Cooldown-UK at 7:00pm GMT in the EU region!

6
Nov

New SpeedWings in stores now!


A brand new series of SpeedWings hits PlayStation Home tomorrow, including the Macabre Skeletal Wings, Brilliant Lightning Wings, Dark Raven Wings, Enchanted Fairy Wings, Sky Monarch Wings, and Stellar Phoenix Wings! See them in action in this week’s Virtual Item Showcase:

31
Oct

EU Halloween Spooktackular Q&A and Trivia Event (Updated)

EU fans: join us at the PlayStation Home Hallowe’en Spooktackular party in the Hallowe’en Home Square tomorrow night, 7:30-9:30pm GMT for some trivia and Novus Prime code giveaways! See the EU forums for details.

10/31/12 update: We had a great time! Check out our photo gallery on Facebook to see what we got up to.

8
Oct

SpeedWings available now!

Boost your avatar’s speed up to 150% with the new SpeedWings locomotion series!

Each set of SpeedWings features custom flying animations and does NOT require any clothing slots, so you can wear them with any outfit.

28
Sep

A match made in Novus Prime

Congrats to Gin and Doc, two of our top players who met in Novus Prime and will be married next year! HomeStation Magazine has the story of how they met:

http://www.hsmagazine.net/2012/09/finding-love-in-home/

15
Aug

HSM reviews the Novus Prime Ship Companions

HomeStation Magazine has the details on the Novus Prime Ship Companions, out tomorrow in the US and next week in Europe and Japan!

“These companions came about specifically because of consumer feedback. They exist because users requested them.”

13
Aug

Novus Prime Ship Companions have arrived!

You asked for them, now they’re finally here: the Novus Prime Ship Companions! Available August 15 in North America, and in Europe and Japan next week.

Check out the trailer:

2
Aug

Double XP Weekend is August 3-5!

It’s Double XP Weekend in Novus Prime!

Earn twice the experience gains and join the top 1% of Novus Prime players to reach the elite rank of Commander at level 30! This global all-regions event starts this Friday, August 3 at 12:00 noon CST and ends at Sunday at 11:59pm CST, so don’t miss out!

 

12
Jul

HomeCast reviews Discobot XT6000

If you haven’t seen Discobot XT6000 in action yet, this episode of the HomeCast has some groovy footage at 3:33. And don’t forget to watch the newest HomeCast in the Community Theater for scenes from our Home Tycoon Q&A with AlphaZone4!

15
Jun

SCEA’s Nick Suttner visits Hellfire HQ

SCEA’s Nick Suttner stopped by the Hellfire Games offices this week to check out Home Tycoon!

Listen to the shout-out we got in this week’s PlayStation Blogcast around the 34-minute mark here: PlayStation Blogcast 029: Prometheus, Pinball, PlayStation E3 Wrap-up

NickSuttner_Hellfire

 

13
Jun

maskara231 reaches 100 million points!

WOW! Congrats to our all-time top Novus Prime player maskara231 for reaching 100 million points on the leaderboards this week!

To celebrate this incredible achievement, maskara231 gets an exclusive Alpha Squadron Mech Suit and will be immortalized in the Novus Prime space station. Here’s to another 100 million!

8
Jun

E3 2012 exclusives: Discobot XT6000 & Nebulon Storage Backpack

Celebrate E3 2012 with Discobot XT6000 and the Nebulon Storage Backpack in PlayStation Home’s Virtual E3 Booth this week!

23
May

Alpha Squadron Arsenal now available in PS Home!

It’s here! The Alpha Squadron Arsenal is now available in Novus Prime, including the Twin Pulse Cannons, Disruption Shot Pistols, Handheld Arc Drill, and Avatar Projection System.

Check out the new arsenal in action:


And check out KaptinFathead’s fan video showcase of the new Alpha Squadron Arsenal items to get a closer look:

7
May

Save big on Novus Prime outfits this week in North America!

Two of Novus Prime‘s most popular outfits are on sale this week only! Save 40% on the mysterious Obsidian Pilot outfit & Blade fighter ship bundle, and take futuristic fashion to the next level with the Nebulon-Interweave Power Suit for 50% off.

And don’t forget, owners of the Obsidian Pilot outfit save 20% on the new Obsidian Bladewalker suit! Visit the Novus Prime space station today, and act fast – this sale ends Sunday, May 13th!

18
Apr

A new shipment of game-enhancing items has arrived!

Novus Prime gets its newest shipment of game-enhancing outfits and virtual items this week!

Suit up as the new Obsidian Bladewalker foot soldier with four custom animations, holographic weapon, and a permanent XP bonus in Novus Prime. Owners of the Obsidian Pilot outfit get a 20% discount!

Gain the golden touch with the new gold-plated Midas Reactive Defense System and get a 25% Nebulon collection bonus when you own the entire outfit! Power up your avatar with the sleek new Ion Stream Power Armor, and show off your deadly side with the newest Obsidian technology available to the Earth Fleet: the Obsidian Throwing Star.

Warp to the Novus Prime space station today to check out all the new gear and Join the Fight!

21
Mar

Novus Prime Starter Pack now available on PSN!

Our latest value pack is now live in the PlayStation Store this week: the Novus Prime Starter Pack! You can find the Starter Pack, along with our other three Value Packs (Spacewalk Pack, Super Pack, and Power Pack) by going to the PlayStation Store from your PS3, selecting New Releases, and scrolling down to the PlayStation Home icon. Here’s what you’ll get with the Starter Pack:

Novus Prime Starter Pack – $4.99

Gear up in Novus Prime for PlayStation®Home with everything you need to join the fight! The Novus Prime Starter Pack includes the fearsome Kunai ship with matching helmet, Radiant Storm and Ion Beam weapons with Ion Cannon male & female avatar accessories, and the universe-expanding Escalation Mission Pack. Save 50% off the standard price with this bundle for only $4.99!

The Novus Prime Starter Pack includes the following Novus Prime items for PlayStation®Home:

  • Novus Prime: Escalation Mission Pack
  • Kunai Fighter Ship
  • Radiant Storm Ship Weapon
  • Ion Beam Ship Weapon
  • Ion Cannons (Male)
  • Ion Cannons (Female)
  • Military Helmet (Male)
  • Military Helmet (Female)

Check out the PlayStation Store to get in on these deals, and let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter!

5
Mar

Three new Value Packs now available in the PlayStation Store!

Hot on the heels of last week’s sale, we’ve got three new Novus Prime Value Packs in the PlayStation Store with huge savings on bundles of our most popular items! You can find these Value Packs by going to the PlayStation Store from your PS3, then selecting New Releases and scrolling down to the PlayStation Home icon. Here’s what you can pick up today:

Novus Prime Spacewalk Pack – $4.99

Touch the sky with the Novus Prime Spacewalk Pack for PlayStation®Home! This bundle comes with everything you’ll need to float in zero-gravity in and outside of the Novus Prime space station. You’ll get the Zero-G Simulator jetpack, Spacewalk Propulsion Boots, Spacewalk Blaster Pistol to defend the station from the bot crawlers, plus the Turbo Matrix ship speed upgrade for only $4.99!

The Novus Prime Spacewalk Pack includes the following Novus Prime items for PlayStation®Home:

  • Spacewalk Propulsion Boots (Male & Female)
  • Zero-G Simulator (Male & Female)
  • Spacewalk Blaster Pistol (Male & Female)
  • Turbo Matrix Ship Engines Upgrade


Novus Prime Power Pack – $9.99

Get the edge over your opponents in Novus Prime for PlayStation®Home with the Novus Prime Power Pack! Boost your XP gains to 300% with Long-Term Memory Conditioning, expose your enemy’s weaknesses with the Enemy Scanner, decimate the Bots with the Codebreaker ship, and repel enemy shots with the Deflection Shield. You can also deck out your avatar with the Armored Leggings, Tech Goggles, and Conduit Pilot Gloves, plus four helmets and the lovable DataBot Jr. Companion. Over a $20 value for only $9.99!

The Novus Prime Power Pack includes the following Novus Prime items for PlayStation®Home:

  • Long-Term Memory Conditioning (+300% XP Booster)
  • Conduit Pilot Gloves (Male & Female)
  • Mental Conditioning Chamber furniture
  • Codebreaker Ship w/ Helmet (Male & Female)
  • Armored Pilot Leggings (Male & Female)
  • Deflection Shield ship upgrade
  • Tech Goggles (Male & Female)
  • Enemy Scanner ship upgrade
  • DataBot Jr. Companion
  • Flames Paint Job w/ Helmet (Male & Female)
  • Tiger Stripes Paint Job w/ Helmet (Male & Female)
  • Tribal Skulls Paint Job w/ Helmet (Male & Female)

 

Novus Prime Super Pack – $14.99

Play as the Obsidian race and unlock the ultimate sci-fi shooter experience in PlayStation®Home with the Novus Prime Super Pack! This deluxe bundle comes with the mysterious new Obsidian Pilot Suit, the lightning-fast Obsidian Blade Ship, the Officer’s Quarters personal space with all the furnishings (including the Novus Prime Stereo and seven pieces of sci-fi art to hang on your walls), plus the Bot Spider companion and Obsidian rune blades for your avatar. Over a $25 value for $14.99!

The Novus Prime Super Pack includes the following Novus Prime items for PlayStation®Home:

  • Officer’s Quarters Personal Space
  • Obsidian Pilot Suit
  • Obsidian Blade ship
  • Obsidian Rune Blades (Male & Female)
  • Novus Prime Stereo
  • Bot Spider Companion
  • Novus Prime Concept Art: Blackwing
  • Novus Prime Concept Art: Blade Lotus
  • Novus Prime Concept Art: Codebreaker
  • Novus Prime Concept Art: Gladius
  • Novus Prime Concept Art: Kunai
  • Novus Prime Concept Art: Witch Doctor
  • Novus Prime Concept Art: Adamant

Check out the PlayStation Store to get in on these deals, and let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

1
Mar

New update this week!

Novus Prime has been updated this week with some heavily-requested features and bug fixes! Here’s the list of changes that just went live:

  • Players at the Commander rank are now greeted via in-station announcements upon entering the Novus Prime space station
  • New in-station announcements have been added for the Obsidian Pilot Suit, Long-Term Memory Conditioning, and Tech Goggles
  • No more than 4 players should now be able to join a game
  • Players will no longer be able to join a completed mission
  • Damage over Time weapons, such as the Ion Beam and Radiant Storm, now register their damage and kills on the Mission Complete screen
  • Beam weapons no longer change targets if another enemy ship flies into its path
  • Various crash/bug fixes
  • Various multiregional text fixes

Tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter, and as always, let us know what you’d like to see in the next update.

27
Feb

Get 30-50% off select items this week in North America!

Big sale this week for our US fans! Get select items 30-50% off in Novus Prime through Sunday, including both Mech suits, all three paint-job & helmet bundles, the Escalation mission pack, and more.

The following Novus Prime items are on sale:

  • Power Mech Suit with Nebulon Magnet (30% off)
  • Rogue Mech Suit with Nebulon Bonus (30% off)
  • Codebreaker Ship & Helmet Bundle (35% off)
  • Armored Pilot’s Leggings with Deflection Shield (35% off)
  • Mini-Mech and Lil’ Sis Companions (50% off)
  • Flames Paint-job & Helmet Bundle (50% off)
  • Tiger Stripes Paint-job & Helmet Bundle (50% off)
  • Tribal Skulls Paint-job & Helmet Bundle (50% off)
  • Novus Prime: Escalation Mission Pack (50% off)

Read more at the PlayStation.Blog:

14
Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day from Hellfire Games!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Hellfire Games and the Novus Prime team! Love is in the air in PlayStation Home this week, and to commemorate Valentine’s Day 2012, we’ve got a special tale of two gamers who found happiness in Novus Prime:

Read the full story on our Facebook page!

 

30
Jan

Novus Prime SpeedWings released + more!

Rejoice, Novus Prime fans! We’ve just released a full new line of SpeedWings in PlayStation Home, including the first-ever Novus Prime locomotion item: the Obsidian Runic SpeedWings!

See them in action along with the Industrial Steampunk, Wicked Razor, Shadow Dragon, Camellia Fairy, and Golden Archangel SpeedWings in the trailer:

25
Jan

Novus Prime Value Packs on PSN

Save big on our Novus Prime bundles, now available on the web in the PlayStation Store! Including:

Novus Prime Spacewalk Pack ($4.99)

Spacewalk Propulsion Boots (Male)
Spacewalk Propulsion Boots (Female)
Zero-G Simulator (Male)
Zero-G Simulator (Female)
Spacewalk Blaster Pistol (Male)
Spacewalk Blaster Pistol (Female)
Turbo Matrix Ship Engines Upgrade

Novus Prime Starter Pack ($4.99)

Military Helmet (Male)
Military Helmet (Female)
Kunai Fighter Ship
Radiant Storm Ship Weapon
Ion Beam Ship Weapon
Ion Cannons (Male)
Ion Cannons (Female)
Escalation Mission Pack

Novus Prime Power Pack ($9.99)

Long-Term Memory Conditioning
Conduit Pilot Gloves (Male & Female)
Mental Conditioning Chamber
Codebreaker Ship w/ Helmet (Male & Female)
Armored Leggings w/ Deflection Shield (Male & Female)
Tech Goggles w/ Enemy Scanner (Male & Female)
DataBot Jr. Companion
Flames Paint Job w/ Helmet (Male & Female)
Tiger Stripes Paint Job w/ Helmet (Male & Female)
Tribal Skulls Paint Job w/ Helmet (Male & Female)

Novus Prime Super Pack ($14.99)

Obsidian Pilot Suit (Male & Female)
Obsidian Blade ship
Obsidian Rune Blades (Male & Female)
Officer’s Quarters Personal Space
Bot Spider Companion
Novus Prime Stereo
Novus Prime Concept Art: Blackwing
Novus Prime Concept Art: Blade Lotus
Novus Prime Concept Art: Codebreaker
Novus Prime Concept Art: Gladius
Novus Prime Concept Art: Kunai
Novus Prime Concept Art: Witch Doctor
Novus Prime Concept Art: Adamant
+ more!

25
Jan

Novus Prime Value Packs now on PSN

Save big on our Novus Prime bundles, now available on the web in the PlayStation Store! Including:

Novus Prime Spacewalk Pack ($4.99)

Spacewalk Propulsion Boots (Male)
Spacewalk Propulsion Boots (Female)
Zero-G Simulator (Male)
Zero-G Simulator (Female)
Spacewalk Blaster Pistol (Male)
Spacewalk Blaster Pistol (Female)
Turbo Matrix Ship Engines Upgrade

Novus Prime Starter Pack ($4.99)

Military Helmet (Male)
Military Helmet (Female)
Kunai Fighter Ship
Radiant Storm Ship Weapon
Ion Beam Ship Weapon
Ion Cannons (Male)
Ion Cannons (Female)
Escalation Mission Pack

Novus Prime Power Pack ($9.99)

Long-Term Memory Conditioning
Conduit Pilot Gloves (Male & Female)
Mental Conditioning Chamber
Codebreaker Ship w/ Helmet (Male & Female)
Armored Leggings w/ Deflection Shield (Male & Female)
Tech Goggles w/ Enemy Scanner (Male & Female)
DataBot Jr. Companion
Flames Paint Job w/ Helmet (Male & Female)
Tiger Stripes Paint Job w/ Helmet (Male & Female)
Tribal Skulls Paint Job w/ Helmet (Male & Female)

Novus Prime Super Pack ($14.99)

Obsidian Pilot Suit (Male & Female)
Obsidian Blade ship
Obsidian Rune Blades (Male & Female)
Officer’s Quarters Personal Space
Bot Spider Companion
Novus Prime Stereo
Novus Prime Concept Art: Blackwing
Novus Prime Concept Art: Blade Lotus
Novus Prime Concept Art: Codebreaker
Novus Prime Concept Art: Gladius
Novus Prime Concept Art: Kunai
Novus Prime Concept Art: Witch Doctor
Novus Prime Concept Art: Adamant
+ more!

11
Jan

Novus Prime: Vindication is out now!

Novus Prime: Vindication

Our new expansion, Novus Prime: Vindication, is now live worldwide! Check out the trailer:

New features include:

  • The level cap has been raised from 20 to 30 (Commander), with new rewards at every other level!
  • Play as the new Obsidian race with the Obsidian Pilot Suit and Obsidian Blade fighter ship bundle! This incredibly fast ship features regenerating armor and the Razor Disc weapon, which damages all enemies in its path.
  • The new Tech Goggles bundle comes with the Enemy Scanner ship upgrade, which causes all damage dealt to the target enemy to be doubled as long as the user remains locked-on.
  • Rise through the ranks faster with the Long-term Memory Conditioning bundle, which boosts your earned experience points to 300%.
  • Master versions of every mission have been added to challenge even the most seasoned Novus Prime veterans!
  • Two new missions, “Claustrophobia” and “Wrecker’s Waltz” are now available, each with three difficulty levels.
  • The “Mission Complete” window now shows data for all four players in the mission, so everyone can see who dealt the most damage, earned the most Nebulon, and more.
  • A Mech Recharger has been added to the station, which will envelope any player wearing the Power Mech Suit or the Rogue Mech Suit in crackling lighting.
  • The leaderboards have been moved to the walls of the station, allowing players to see them from the central consoles.
  • Collecting your daily salary now activates a booster for both Nebulon and experience points.
  • Numerous bug fixes and tweaks for an overall smoother experience.

Jump into the Novus Prime space through our new landing pad in the Action District to check out all the new content!

What do you think of the new expansion? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter today!

4
Jan

The Novus Prime newsletter is out!

Have you subscribed to our newsletter yet? Be sure to sign up here to get all the latest updates, promotions, and free code giveaways from Hellfire Games straight to your inbox. New subscribers will get a free Pirate Chainsword code (US region only)!

 

6
Dec

Celebrate Novus Prime’s 1-year anniversary with a free Lightning Shield item!

Novus Prime just turned one year old! To celebrate, we’re giving out Experience & Nebulon boosters FREE in-game this week, with special items 50% off.

We’re also proud to unveil our new FREE Facebook-exclusive Personal Lightning Shield item for our fans! Click here to get yours.

Thanks to all of our fans for your support, and keep watching us on Facebook and Twitter for some exciting updates coming very soon.

5
Oct

FREE CHAINSWORD!

Click here for your Free Chainsword!

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26
Mar

Novus Prime: Escalation invades PlayStation Home March 31

We’re proud to announce Novus Prime: Escalation, our biggest update ever, launches in PlayStation Home on March 31 with all-new missions, enemies, weapons, companion bots, daily/weekly/monthly leaderboards, mission and tutorial voiceovers, avatar items, zero-gravity personal space, private hangar, and tons more!

Novus Prime: Escalation brings a new series of missions to challenge even the most seasoned space pilots, complete with Elite versions of each. You’ll be able to acquire new weapons and items for your ship and personal avatar, purchase the brand new Officer’s Quarters personal space (with zero-gravity simulator), complete your pilot’s outfit with the Armored Pilot’s Leggings (complete with Deflection Shield ship upgrade), play private games and check out your upgraded ship up-close in the new private hangar, and much more.

Check out the official Novus Prime: Escalation thread on the PlayStation Home forums to join the discussion with fans, and don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for a chance to win free stuff in our launch celebration giveaways!

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