psallstarsHere is something super weird: Sony Europe has launched a new app called PlayStation All-Stars Island in the UK App Store, and it's some sort of weird promotional deal with Coke Zero that lets you play a bunch of mini-games based on some of Sony's most popular video game characters. Initially the game comes equipped with Uncharted: Drake's Pursuit, which as you could probably have guessed is a Temple Run-like game starring the main protagonist of the Uncharted games.

Apparently you can also collect "Coke Zero Drops" as you play which will unlock more characters and items in the game. According to the App Store description more games will be added to the All-Stars Island app including LittleBigPlanet: Epic Race, Infamous: Survival, and Gravity Rush: Infinite Skies. And according to some posters in our forums, you can actually scan the UPC labels of Coke Zero cans to unlock further, uh "bonuses", I guess.

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This is giving me flashbacks of that horrid Halo 4 Mountain Dew thing that launched last year, but I'll hold my final verdict until I actually try PlayStation All-Stars Island for myself. Currently it seems to be UK only and there's no word on if it will expand to the US or other territories, but we'll keep our eye out. If anything, Sony putting some of their biggest game stars on the Apple App Store is a pretty big deal, and maybe will lead to bigger and better things in the future.

UPDATE: Sony has confirmed to IGN that All-Stars Island won't be releasing outside of Europe. As per the Sony rep:

“The PlayStation All-Stars Island free iOS/Android app is part of a European marketing promotional program with Coke Zero and is currently only offered in select European territories. At this time, we have no plans to release this in the US.”

UK App Store Link: PlayStation® All-Stars Island, Free (Universal)

  • defunct32

    Um, excuse me, no $onny.

  • pauldavidmerritt

    Horrific Halo 4 Mountain Dew thing? That's exactly what this is. And it works! The walnut kids with their iTunes allowance will surely buy it!

    • toxiccheese

      What are walnut kids?

    • toxiccheese

      It's FREE... So no, they won't need an iTunes card to buy this.

  • speedyph

    Wow just wow if we ever get Mario ..... SHESSSH

  • ineptidude

    What's stopping anyone from just going to the market and taking pictures of coke pop soda cans

  • iAmTheWalrus

    Man, if only Sony had some sort of mobile device capable of playing games with some sort of store.

  • mr_bez

    Feels almost as linear as Uncharted 3!
    (Yeah, I went there.)

    • ImJPaul

      It is intentionally linear. It tells a story. It's that linear story that changes everything. EVERYTHING! Please don't diss Naughty Dog. That would just be foolish. Muahahaha!!!

      • mr_bez

        Don't get me wrong. Uncharted 2 was one of my favourite games of this console generation. Uncharted 3 had too many sections where i was pushing forward to walk while listening to exposition, following a narrow predetermined path where I had little to do other than press buttons at the right time, or trying to work out where I have to stand to trigger the next scripted event.

    • Avantyr

      Uncharted 3 was a disappointment, the game feels so unfinished it's sad.
      It's not bad, but it clearly needed another month to finish, the lack of the bonus store makes getting the platinum annoyingly boring and repetitive...

  • NOEN

    That would be so cool if Sony made a mobile game for Uncharted. Something I could take on the go. ;)

  • tso5818

    There is ratchet and clank in this game for bonus stages in the uncharted temple run game. Also there is games to be added in updates. Looks like a kart racing track on the map.

    Also a few others. Liking the temple run uncharted version real solid.

  • rewyan

    I personally don't like soda, so I guess I won't be playing this.

    • tso5818

      For this game, soda is like a iAP. I don't think it is needed for the game.

  • monsieurfreeze

    I ve just installed the game, played to it, & uninstall , in less than 1 minute.
    This is a classic Endless runner game. Nothing deep or cool in it.
    Don't let the Playstation logo fools you ;) pass your way

  • DR3AM

    I have the game!!!