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Store Update: 18th February 2014 (North America)

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Double Helix’s anticipated Strider reboot headlines another swell North American PlayStation Store update this week, which also plays host to a standalone version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s recent Freedom Cry expansion and silly shooter Earth Defense Force 2025. Other arrivals include Gunslugs on the PlayStation Vita and Mr. Driller as a PSone Classic.

PS4 Games

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry ($14.99)
Rise up against slavery with the latest single-player action-adventure game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry is now available exclusively for download on PS4 and PS3. Born a slave, Adewale found freedom as a pirate. Now, 15 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Adewale has become a trained Assassin.

Rayman Legends ($39.99)
The Glade of Dreams is in trouble once again! During a 100-year nap, the nightmares multiplied and spread, creating new monsters even more terrifying than before! These creatures are the stuff of legend… Dragons, giant toads, sea monsters, and even evil luchadores. With the help of Murfy, Rayman and Globox awake and must now help fight these nightmares and save the Teensies!

Strider ($14.99)
Strider returns in a brand new adventure, complete with incredible side-scrolling action, and lightning fast combat all in a massive interconnected world! Download the full game now and become the original assassin!

PS3 Games

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry ($14.99)
Rise up against slavery with the latest single-player action-adventure game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry is now available exclusively for download on PS4 and PS3. Born a slave, Adewale found freedom as a pirate. Now, 15 years after the events of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Adewale has become a trained Assassin.

Earth Defense Force 2025 ($49.99)
Eight years since the defeat of the alien invasion and the destruction of the Mothership, civilization recovered most of the prosperity it once had. In 2025 a new state of emergency arises as giant aliens and insects are discovered deep underground. The Ravagers have evolved, and are stronger than ever. The Earth Defense Force must now stand up to these terrifying creatures to save humanity once more!

Forest Legends: The Call of Love ($14.99)
Deep in the heart of an enchanted forest, a forbidden love blooms. Guide the human Eveline as she sets out to rescue her beloved from the clutches of a tyrant, learns the truth about magic and discovers her extraordinary destiny! Epic in scope and exploring themes of love and belief, Forest Legends will captivate you from beginning to end!

Strider ($14.99)
Strider returns in a brand new adventure, complete with incredible side-scrolling action, and lightning fast combat all in a massive interconnected world! Download the full game now and become the original assassin!

PS Vita Games

Gunslugs ($2.49)
Gunslugs is a highly addictive, retro-inspired, rogue-like, scrolling action shooter which really has almost everything you want in a good game! A big cast of unlockable characters, screen filling end bosses, a nice variety of weapons, drivable tanks, jetpacks, hidden worlds, princesses, armor shop, white wizards, nerds with handhelds, rain, snow, hell, hellworms, sandworms, train rides and soooo much more! The game comes with a thumping soundtrack from legendary chiptune artist Gavin Harrison, leaderboards, trophies, cloud saving, and superb controls.

Bundles

Assassin’s Creed Liberation + Freedom Cry (PS3) ($24.99)
Receive both Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD and Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry when you pruchase this bundle exclusively for digital download on Playstation 3.

Beta

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Beta)
Beta test the award-winning FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn now for FREE with players from around the world.
The beta will be available from Saturday, February 22, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. Characters created during the beta are limited to level 20 and progress will not be saved after the beta ends.
Create your own unique FINAL FANTASY hero and embark on the adventure of a lifetime to help forge the fate of Eorzea.

PS2 Classic

Neo Contra ($9.99)
It is the year A.D. 4444 and Earth has been transformed into a prison planet filled with criminals and political rebels. A new threat called Neo Contra arises from this underworld society, and Bill Rizer has been awakened from his almost 2,000-year long slumber to destroy this evil menace.

PSone Classic

Mr. Driller ($5.99)
Purchase this PS one Classic and play it on your PS3, PS Vita and PSP (PlayStation Portable) systems!
Big bright blocks have buried Downtown! Digging through Is going to take a professional. Mr. Driller is the perfect choice and he’s ready to drill.

Tomba! 2 ($5.99)
Tomba! 2 marks the return of our pink-haired punk caveboy. Tomba’s BBF Tabby has been pig-napped by those darn diabolical swine. Now Tomba must solve mysteries as he endeavors his way into the pig’s liar. Tomba! 2 is a deep and satisfying game that has earned consistently high scores. Let your pink hair down and have fun in the wacky world of Tomba!

Demos

Forest Legends: The Call of Love (PS3)
Strider (PS3 and PS4)

PS4 Add-ons

Battlefield 4
Second Assault (Free And Only For Season Pass Users)
DMR Shortcut Kit (Free And Only For Season Pass Users)
Handgun Shortcut Kit (Free)

Need For Speed: Rivals
Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack ($5.99)
Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Cops ($3.99)
Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Racers ($3.99)
Simply Jaguar – Racers ($3.99)
Simply Jaguar Complete Pack ($5.99)
Simply Jaguar Cops ($3.99)

Zen Pinball 2
Super League – A.C. Milan (Trial) (Free)
Super League – A.C. Milan (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – A.S. Roma (Trial) (Free)
Super League – A.S. Roma (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Arsenal F.C. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – FC Barcelona (Trial) (Free)
Super League – FC Barcelona (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Juventus (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Juventus (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Liverpool F.C. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Liverpool F.C. (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Real Madrid C.F. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Real Madrid C.F. (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Zen Studios F.C. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Zen Studios F.C. (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Arsenal F.C. (Unlock) ($2.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Battlefield 4
Second Assault (Free And Only For Season Pass Users)
DMR Shortcut Kit (Free And Only For Season Pass Users)
Handgun Shortcut Kit (Free)

Need For Speed: Rivals
Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack ($5.99)
Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Cops ($3.99)
Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Racers ($3.99)
Simply Jaguar – Racers ($3.99)
Simply Jaguar Complete Pack ($5.99)
Simply Jaguar Cops ($3.99)

Zen Pinball 2
Super League – A.C. Milan (Trial) (Free)
Super League – A.C. Milan (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – A.S. Roma (Trial) (Free)
Super League – A.S. Roma (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Arsenal F.C. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – FC Barcelona (Trial) (Free)
Super League – FC Barcelona (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Juventus (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Juventus (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Liverpool F.C. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Liverpool F.C. (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Real Madrid C.F. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Real Madrid C.F. (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Zen Studios F.C. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Zen Studios F.C. (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Arsenal F.C. (Unlock) ($2.99)

Defiance
Defiance 7th Legion Pack (Free For Season Pass Owners) ($9.99)

Earth Defense Force 2025
Fencer Weapon Set (Free)
Wing Diver Weapon Set (Free)
Earth Defense Force 2025 Mission Pack 1 (Free For Triple Mission Pack Season Pass Owners) ($2.99)
Earth Defense Force 2025 Triple Mission Pack Season Pass ($17.99)

Rocksmith 2014
Rise Against Song Pack ($11.99)
Acidman – Shinsekai ($2.99)
Rise Against – Give It All ($2.99)
Rise Against – Make It Stop (September’s Children) ($2.99)
Rise Against – Prayer Of The Refugee ($2.99)
Rise Against – Satellite ($2.99)
Rise Against – Swing Life Away ($2.99)
Rize – Paradox Taiso ($2.99)
The Birthday – Stupid ($2.99)

PS Vita Add-ons

Zen Pinball 2
Super League – A.C. Milan (Trial) (Free)
Super League – A.C. Milan (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – A.S. Roma (Trial) (Free)
Super League – A.S. Roma (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Arsenal F.C. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – FC Barcelona (Trial) (Free)
Super League – FC Barcelona (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Juventus (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Juventus (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Liverpool F.C. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Liverpool F.C. (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Real Madrid C.F. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Real Madrid C.F. (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Zen Studios F.C. (Trial) (Free)
Super League – Zen Studios F.C. (Unlock) ($2.99)
Super League – Arsenal F.C. (Unlock) ($2.99)

Killzone: Mercenary
M224-A1 Light Machine Gun ($1.49)

PS3 Themes

Final Fantasy Xiii Lightning Returns Static Theme (FREE)
RoboCop Dead or Alive Static Theme ($1.99)
RoboCop OmniCorp Static Theme ($1.99)
RoboCop OmniCorp Weapons Division Static Theme ($1.99)
RoboCop Static Theme ($1.99)
RoboCop Thank You Static Theme ($1.99)
RoboCop The Future Static Theme ($1.99)
RoboCop Your Move Static Theme ($1.99)

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (22)

rjejr

#3

rjejr said:

@get2sammyb - No, and didnt even download the 3.8GB demo yet either. How can a 2d sidescolling platformer have such a big demo?

But we loved Moon Diver so well probably be getting this. Do you know if this has multiplayer like Moon Diver?

divinelite

#4

divinelite said:

@evildevil97 I recall in blog post they ensure to let client know it's Japanese
... And it's not even written at all, lol. They really mess up this time

divinelite

#5

divinelite said:

@get2sammyb on the bright side, it's a 15$ game
I thought it's a full 60$ game but from trailer it really not that much and should be on handheld rather than console

rykkchii

#6

rykkchii said:

Does anyone know whether the new Zen pinball tables are importable? is if I buy the vita versions Willi get the ps4 versions free? Thanks

get2sammybAdmin

#7

get2sammyb said:

@rjejr That is quite a big file! I assume you're downloading the full game there, and then paying to unlock it.

LDXD

#8

LDXD said:

Man I might have to get strider.
Really hope it doesn't disappoint I loved the original back in the day

LDXD

#9

LDXD said:

@get2sammyb what do you mean buy the full game then pay to unlock it? Please tell me strider doesn't have micro transactions are anything like that :(

Gamer83

#10

Gamer83 said:

Downloaded SFxTekken for Vita since it was added to the Instant Game Collection. About to buy Strider since reviews are strong.

ps4nication

#12

ps4nication said:

@LDXD no it doesn't. a lot of times when you download a demo, you are actually downloading the whole game. its just that the whole game is locked and only the demo is available for play. then if u choose to buy the game, all you are doing is downloading what unlocks the demo for the full release

LDXD

#13

LDXD said:

@ps4nication ahh yeah thanks for clearing that up I've downloaded a few games on my ps3 and I'm just now realizing this. Thanks man

LDXD

#15

LDXD said:

@ps4nication sure thing but I may not have time to play it till the weekend or after.
I just read some reviews seems like its a solid game few complaints is that the world is uninspired and repeditve but the gameplay is great and good platforming
I'm just glad this game finally got a remake

ps4nication

#16

ps4nication said:

@LDXD ehh 15 bucks cant go wrong anyway. Definitely gettin gunslugs for the vita have it on the phone its pretty awsome and great music

irken004

#18

irken004 said:

Never played a Strider game before but bought this new one. It's pretty good so far, feels like a ninja old-school metroid.

TasukiStaff

#19

Tasuki said:

@get2sammyb: Geee thanks Sammy now I got Papa Roach's Last Resort stuck in my head. Lol :P

Thinking I might get Strider I honestly never played one so I might check out the demo first and see how I like it. Is Strider a download only title?

JaxonH

#21

JaxonH said:

Bought Strider last night, still haven't played it yet though. Didn't even know it released yesterday until I saw it for sale...

Gamer83

#22

Gamer83 said:

Strider is a pretty fun game. I never really know what to expect these modern, retro reboots but this one turned out alright. It's pretty brainless but if you're just looking for something simple to pick up and play for a half hour to an hour, this one fits the bill. I haven't played it as much as I'd like though because I'm hooked on Street Fighter X Tekken. Played the game when it first released on PS3 and got some enjoyment out of it but then got bored quickly. However, the Vita version is awesome. It plays flawlessly and it's probably the best looking fighting game on the system. I love PS Plus, particularly where Vita is concerned but my 32GB card is now nearly full and I've had it maybe two months.

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