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PS4 Lineup Swells with Sony Santa Monica Smash Hits

Posted by Sammy Barker

Flower, flOw, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan on the way

Watch Dogs may be off the agenda for the time being, but you’re still going to have plenty to play on your spangly new PlayStation 4 in November. Sony Santa Monica has hopped onto the PlayStation Blog to confirm four new titles for the next generation console, including – wait for it – Flower, flOw, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan. Even better, they’ll all be fully cross-buy compatible – meaning that if you’ve bought any of these before, you’ll be able to download them free of charge.

First on the agenda is Flower, which will be available from 15th November in North America. As revealed earlier in the month, thatgamecompany’s seminal floral affair will run in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second, and will be available on the PlayStation Vita, too. It’ll be accompanied by its predecessor flOw from 29th November, which has also been ported to both the PS4 and Vita.

Elsewhere, musical platformer Sound Shapes will be jumping onto Sony’s next generation system from 15th November, while macabre puzzler Escape Plan will be tiptoeing onto the impending platform from 29th November. The latter – which launched as a touch-exclusive title on the Vita – will take full advantage of the DualShock 4’s touchpad. “We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it,” creative director Nathan Gary explained.

While there are some gaps between the release dates in North America, those of you in Europe will be able to download all of the titles from 29th November, when the PS4 launches overseas. If you’re not already familiar with the releases, there’s a trailer embedded below. What are planning to play first, then? Share your enthusiasm in the comments section.

Which of the following are you most looking forward to on PS4? (19 votes)

Escape Plan






Sound Shapes


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User Comments (18)



get2sammyb said:

I was more than willing to buy Flower again for both the PS4 and Vita. By my reckoning, I just got four free PS4 games and two free Vita games due to cross-buy. Based Sony, I love thee...

I wonder if these will have unique Trophy lists. Probably not, right?



ZeD said:

OMG! I just died! If it is cross trophy list then Sound Shapes will be my first PS4 Plat!!



Squiggle55 said:

wow that's really nice. so will flower and journey both look noticeably nicer?



get2sammyb said:

@Squiggle55 Apologies, yes. My fingers got a little ahead of me there. Sorry for the confusion, I've fixed that now. Thanks for spotting.

I've also updated the article to include a poll and added in the required game pages.



belmont said:

Wow more free games for my PS4!
I think I have all four of them.
The only problem is getting around to actually buy the console since there are many more PS3 games I want that will surely keep me occupied for some months.

Edit: Playing the last levels of Soundshapes made want to smash my Vita!



AaronYeager said:

I'm more interested in Escape plan because it takes full advantage of the touch pad. I been waiting to hear some games that use this feature.



Munkyknuts said:

Nice to know I can get flower and flow for free....jolly decent of them, they could have easily gotten away with charging for the games a second time.



ferrers405 said:

Sound Shapes this game is incredible fun, flower and flow are very good too, but Escape Plan i find horrible (i regret had bought this on Vita).



artemisthemp said:

Happy that I get Escape Plan for free on PS4

Hopefully Journey will be coming to PS4 also



3Above said:

@get2sammyb im inclined to think they will have unique trophy lists, the same way that crossbuy games like Ps AllStars and Sly Cooper TiT did.



Jairo_MC said:

I found Escape Plan horrible. I got it cheaper on the PS Vita anniversary and I skipped a lot of levels just to get to the end as soon as possible, get over it and erase it so I could get more memory back.
Sound Shapes is great, but I prefer it on the Vita as I don't see it getting better with a graphical bump, as the music is the best thing about the title.
Flower is good, but I don't see myself in need to play it again...
As for flow I never played it...



Ps4all said:

The cross buy is amazing as I have previously purchased all of these titles. I hope zen pinball has a similar plan, I would love to play the new Star Wars tables on my dual shock 4.



Ginkgo said:

Not knocking these games, but they do not make up for a missing Watch_Dogs.

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