Sony Network Entertainment Digital Distribution Manager Ro Hernandez has announced that The Studio games and art will be opening in the Americas tomorrow after debuting in Europe.
To quote: After much success in Europe, we are excited to launch PlayStation's digital art platform - 'The Studio' - across the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil in the PlayStation Store tomorrow.
Games and art converge on PSN with The Studio's unique collection of dynamic and static themes, which give PSN users access to affordable and cool art in their homes and on the go.
Thanks to our partner Studio Output, PSN users across the Americas will be able to further personalize their experience on PSN with the finest offerings in everything from urban street art to illustrations that have been uniquely digitized into new static and dynamic downloadable themes from PSN.
In a first for the platform, Studio Output will bring in a series of guest designers from the music and fashion worlds alongside renowned artists. Headlining the new contributors are global stars Kasabian, who have just released their fourth album 'Velociraptor', as well as no. 1 UK urban artist and producer Labrinth, with more high profile acts soon to be announced.
Also signed up from the fashion world are urban designer Maharishi, streetwear brand ADDICT Clothing and set designer and illustrator Gary Card.
Joining them are famed Iron Maiden illustrator Derek Riggs, visionary music photographer and director Timothy Saccenti, the artist who defined Britpop, Michael Gillette, and the world's premier paper sculptor, Jeff Nishinaka.
The Studio XMB (XrossMediaBar) themes for PS3 will cost $2.99 each, with 20% off for PlayStation Plus subscribers and can be found in the PlayStation Store under The Studio icon in the Themes & Avatars category after the PlayStation Store publishes tomorrow.
Take an "artwalk" and check out all the offerings in The Studio HERE.
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