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Store Update: 15th April 2014 (North America)

Posted by Sammy Barker

Trials and error

If you’ve been itching for something new to play on your PlayStation 4, then there’s a little something for everyone available in the latest North American PlayStation Store update. In addition to Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn, early adopters can also look forward to motorcycle sim Trials Fusion and visual powerhouses Pure Chess and Backgammon Blitz. Let's go.

PS4 Pre-Orders

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($59.99)
Bonus: Purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from PlayStation Store and receive the electrifying Electro-Proof Suit for free!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes place outside the events of the 2nd film in a unique story where Spider-Man discovers a larger threat to NYC that has turned the underworld upside down.

PS3 Pre-Orders

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($49.99)
Bonus: Purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from PlayStation Store and receive the electrifying Electro-Proof Suit for free!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 takes place outside the events of the 2nd film in a unique story where Spider-Man discovers a larger threat to NYC that has turned the underworld upside down.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Stars Battle ($49.99)
With a revolutionary proprietary graphics shader system, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle gives players the feeling that they are participating in vivid and colorful battles straight from the pages of the manga. Players will be able to choose from an impressive cast of characters spanning the entire series. Each character comes with their signature moves punctuated by dynamic camera angles to capture every highlight of the fight either against computer opponents via Story Mode or human adversaries online.

PS4 Games

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition ($59.99)
For the true Final Fantasy fan, this collectors edition contains some exclusive in game items that will truly improve your time in the realm of Eorzea.
Helm of Light
Baby Behemoth Minion
Coeurl Mount
Behemoth Barding
Wind-up Moogle
Fat Chocobo

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn ($39.99)
Be amongst the first to explore a land embraced by Gods and forged by Heroes. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and save the realm of Eorzea.
All the hallmarks of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, including an engaging storyline, genre-leading graphics, and majestic music
Robust and varied gameplay—such as Free Companies, story-focused missions, and exhilarating public battles—designed to bring players together
A flexible class system that allows players to change roles on the fly, simply by changing their equipped weapon or tool
A breathtaking musical score that accompanies your adventures and changes dynamically while you play

Trials Fusion Digital Deluxe Edition ($39.99)
This edition of Trials Fusion includes both the full Trials Fusion game and the Season Pass for access to future additional content. The Season Pass also includes the bonus Crater Hazmat Suit rider outfit.

Trials Fusion ($19.99)
Take on an unlimited array of platform-racing challenges in the unreal world of Trials Fusion. Using your skills to traverse across obstacle-laden, ramp-ridden courses, you must strive to set track records against the best Trials players around the globe. Whether you’re racing alone, with friends, or in a global tournament, competition is always around you. And racing on official courses is just the beginning. A rich world of custom courses—built by some of the most creative and skilled content creators in gaming—awaits those who are continually searching for a new, insane track to conquer. And with long-term support of fresh features and content, the Trials experience will continue to expand and challenge players in new and exhilarating ways.

Backgammon Blitz ($7.99)
Backgammon’s back… with a bang! Beloved by millions, played for centuries, backgammon is a two-player strategy game quite unlike any other. The goal is simple: race to get your checkers off the board first, but the deceptively deep rules and rhythm of backgammon has secured it as a favorite among casual and veteran players alike. Whether in single, local or online multiplayer or blasting through the madness of Blitz mode: one taste and you’ll be hooked. Rendered in a gorgeous style – harnessing cutting-edge tech – this vision of backgammon isn’t merely a faithful adaptation of the game it’s a world you want to reach out and touch, a place and atmosphere you want to relax in and soak up as you graduate from pupil to master, or veteran to… show-off.

Pure Chess ($7.99)
Experience one of the oldest known boardgames on the advanced technology of today. With ultra-realistic HD visuals you can almost reach out and touch the pieces. Pure Chess is a game that can be played by everyone, at any age, but mastered by only a few.
 The question is… Are you a Grandmaster in the making?

Pure Chess Complete Bundle ($14.99)
Plan your attack in style with the Pure Chess Complete Bundle! Including the full game and all game packs Easter Island, Halloween, Roman, Park, Forest and Battalion. Enjoy all of Pure Chess’ stunning HD visuals – in one incredible package, at a discounted price! Are you a Grandmaster in the making?

That Trivia Game ($9.99)
Play against the computer or up to 3 of your friends in That Trivia Game! Featuring over 1,000 up-to-date questions to test your knowledge of 20 different categories for hours of fun for the whole family! With 24 character combinations and four challenging rounds per game, That Trivia Game is more exciting each time you play!

PS3 Games

Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion Xl ($19.99)
Did you ever wonder what would happen if Humungousaur and Samurai Jack met up in a dark alley? What if Dexter took on Mac and Bloo? The possibilities are endless! If only there was a way to get all your favorite cartoon characters together… Well you don’t have to wait any longer… Get ready for a Punch Time Explosion!

Beyond Two Souls ($59.99)
Born with a connection to a mysterious entity with incredible powers, Jodie was different. In an adventure spanning 15 years of her life, your actions will determine Jodie’s fate as she faces extraordinary challenges, danger, and heartwrenching loss on a journey to discover the truth of who she is. Beyond: Two Souls promises an emotionally-charged journey unlike any video game before..

EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ($59.99)
Experience all the Fun, Excitement, and Drama of Football’s Greatest Event. Multiple improvements and innovations to the award-winning gameplay of FIFA 14, plus 100 new animations, make EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil the most accessible, fun, and exciting EA SPORTS FIFA title on the PlayStation 3 system. Bring to life the world’s greatest tournament by choosing from 203 National Teams in the deepest set of modes ever in a tournament title from EA SPORTS. Immerse yourself in the FIFA World Cup as you play in authentic Brazilian stadiums, and recognize the support of newly rendered crowds created to replicate the passion and pageantry of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

Castle of Illusion Sega Genesis Bundle ($14.99)
For a limited time, purchase Castle of Illusion: Sega Genesis Bundle and receive the original Sega Genesis version of Castle of Illusion (1990) and a Mizrabel dynamic theme for free. This special bundle offer will end on April 29th.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ($14.99)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows takes you back to how it all began. Be the four Turtles Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael in the fight to save New York City from mutants, the Foot and Shredder. With seamless drop-in, drop-out co-op, along with team combo moves and relentless combat, this is the game fans have been waiting for.

Backgammon Blitz ($7.99)
Backgammon’s back… with a bang! Beloved by millions, played for centuries, backgammon is a two-player strategy game quite unlike any other. The goal is simple: race to get your checkers off the board first, but the deceptively deep rules and rhythm of backgammon has secured it as a favorite among casual and veteran players alike. Whether in single, local or online multiplayer or blasting through the madness of Blitz mode: one taste and you’ll be hooked. Rendered in a gorgeous style – harnessing cutting-edge tech – this vision of backgammon isn’t merely a faithful adaptation of the game it’s a world you want to reach out and touch, a place and atmosphere you want to relax in and soak up as you graduate from pupil to master, or veteran to… show-off.

PS Vita Games

Backgammon Blitz ($7.99)
Backgammon’s back… with a bang! Beloved by millions, played for centuries, backgammon is a two-player strategy game quite unlike any other. The goal is simple: race to get your checkers off the board first, but the deceptively deep rules and rhythm of backgammon has secured it as a favorite among casual and veteran players alike. Whether in single, local or online multiplayer or blasting through the madness of Blitz mode: one taste and you’ll be hooked. Rendered in a gorgeous style – harnessing cutting-edge tech – this vision of backgammon isn’t merely a faithful adaptation of the game it’s a world you want to reach out and touch, a place and atmosphere you want to relax in and soak up as you graduate from pupil to master, or veteran to… show-off.

Dead Nation Vita ($7.99)
You are one of these survivors. Armed to the teeth and totally outnumbered, you’re the last hope of discovering a cure for the virus and saving humanity. Just remember to lock, load, and aim for the brain!

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars ($39.99)
Monsters have invaded the world of Aterra, and only a few special individuals, imbued with the power of the Star God, are equipped to fight it. With only a small group of warriors and a narrow window of time in which their powers are at their peak, the solution is clear: combine your Star power to make magical Star Children to boost up your forces in battle!

Ethan: Meteor Hunter ($9.99, Cross Buy)
Your name is Ethan, hit by meteorites giving you special powers: freeze time and use the touch screen or the rear touch pad to manipulate the world to get through the way YOU want. Levels can be solved in multiple ways. With its unique blend of precision platforming and time-stopping physics-based puzzles to race through a gauntlet of ruthless hazards, you may die repeatedly and enjoy it!

No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! (Free to Play)
HEROES… WELCOME TO YOUR DOOM
Save dastardly villain Badman from an army of brave heroes in this free-to-play puzzler.
As the all-powerful God of Destruction, you must quickly move falling tiles to match three or more identical icons – which will then summon a pack of deadly monsters hungry for juicy hero flesh. For each second that passes, the heroes take one step closer to finding your master. Can you take them out in time?

PS1 Classic

Hyper Crazy Climber (Japanese Import) ($5.99)
Hyper Crazy Climber is a sequel to the classic Nichibutsu developed arcade game Crazy Climber. Released in Japan in 1996, the game stars a daredevil who must make his way to the very top of arduous buildings such as a medieval clock tower, beanstalk and haunted skyscraper, all while overcoming zany obstacles along the way. Like the title suggests, it’s truly a crazy climb to the top!

Demos

Backgammon Blitz (PS3, PS4, Vita)
Trials Fusion (PS4)

Music

inFAMOUS Second Son Official Soundtrack (PS4, Free)

PS4 Add-ons

Battlefield 4
Naval Strike ($14.99)

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
Base Theme 1 ($1.99)
Base Theme 2 ($1.99)
Base Theme 3 ($1.99)
Base Theme 4 ($1.99)
Base Theme 5 ($1.99)
BGM Pack 1 ($1.99)
BGM Pack 2 ($1.99)
BGM Pack 3 ($1.99)
BGM Pack 4 ($1.99)

Trials Fusion
Season Pass ($19.99)

Pure Chess
Easter Island Chess Set ($0.99)
Battalion Chess Set ($0.99)
Forest Game Pack ($2.49)
Halloween Chess Set ($0.99)
Park Game Pack ($2.49)
Temple Game Pack ($2.49)

PS3 Add-ons

Battlefield 4
Naval Strike ($14.99)

Borderlands 2
Headhunter 5: Son of Crawmerax ($2.99)

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends
BGM Pack 3 ($1.99)
BGM Pack 4 ($1.99)

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Set (Free)
Mokkurkalfe Doll (Free)
Norn’s Ribbon (Free)

Rocksmith 2014
Garbage – I Think I’m Paranoid ($2.99)
Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains ($2.99)
Garbage – Stupid Girl ($2.99)
Garbage Song Pack ($7.99)

PS Vita Add-ons

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
Alternate Costume Set ($1.99)
Cool Professional ($2.49)
Disciple Weapon Pack (Free)
Warrior of Sadness (Free)

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition
Base Theme 1 ($1.99)
Base Theme 2 ($1.99)
Base Theme 3 ($1.99)
Base Theme 4 ($1.99)
Base Theme 5 ($1.99)
BGM Pack 1 ($1.99)
BGM Pack 2 ($1.99)
BGM Pack 3 ($1.99)
BGM Pack 4 ($1.99)

Dead Nation
Road of Devastation ($3.99, Cross Buy with PS3)

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
DC Comics Premium Level Kit ($5.99, Free with DC Comics Season Pass)

No Heroes Allowed! No Puzzles Either!
Dig Fast Shake ($0.99)
Expanded Monster Quarters ($0.99)
God of Destruction Power Boost +10,000 ($1.99)
God of Destruction Power Boost +3,000 ($0.99)
Increased Enslavement Quota ($0.99)
Mega Pack ($9.99)

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate Set (Free)
Mokkurkalfe Doll (Free)
Norn’s Ribbon (Free)

PS3 Themes

Abstract Bright Theme Bundle ($3.99)
Abstract Up Theme Bundle ($3.99)
Aina Sniper Girl Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Astrea Androido Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Bianca Octomouth Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Creature Poster Series II Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Creature Poster Series III Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Digital Blasphemy Shaded Path Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Digital Blasphemy Series 8 Static Theme ($1.99)
Digital Blasphyemy Valinor Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
James Ryman Evil Alien Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
James Ryman Sugar Skull Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Oots Character Theme Pack ($1.99)

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User Comments (14)

Krozath62

#1

Krozath62 said:

Dead Nation Vita is free thanks to cross buy. I got the ps3 version from ps+ a long time ago and just now got the Vita version free.

kensredemption

#2

kensredemption said:

Until I find out whether or not Pure Chess has cross-platform play with mobile and Nintendo platforms, I'm gonna pass on it.

Reverend_Skeeve

#3

Reverend_Skeeve said:

@kensredemption Cross play between PlayStation and another console? Sure, they'll add this as soon as Halo 5 launches on PS4 next month. ;)

Sorry, didn't want to sound rude, but I think we'll never see cross-play between different consoles...console/PC is the only thing in this regard we'll get in this regard, at least in the near future.

PS4 allows cross play with PCs in some games, though.

Gamer83

#4

Gamer83 said:

That TMNT for $15 is the biggest ripoff in gaming. Absolute pile of sh*t game.

Azikira

#5

Azikira said:

Wow, I'm kinda pissed off that the PS Vita LBP DC Level Kit isn't cross-buy. That's kind of misleading when it was first released on PS3, insinuating when it was released for vita you'd get it for free...

Splat

#6

Splat said:

I don't think Beyond Two Souls should be full price. Just because the digital version is new doesn't make it a new game.

kupo

#9

kupo said:

@Toddler_Naruto For people like me who A.) don't want to be seen buying games in public and B.) are too impatient to wait for a game to arrive via mail...digital is the only way to go, regardless of cost!

ToddlerNaruto

#10

ToddlerNaruto said:

@kupo Why would you not want to be seen buying games in public? I have never been embarrassed about that before.

As for you being too impatient to wait via mail...Amazon is usually very fast, longest I've ever had to wait was 7 days.

kupo

#11

kupo said:

@Toddler_Naruto I don't know how old you are, but the older I get, the more embarrassed I feel buying games in public...like I shouldn't be doing it.

Mail-wise, I almost always use Amazon and love how fast they are. However...even if I get 2 day shipping, I can't stand the wait. Probably because of how old I am. It's like...I'm gonna die any second!

ToddlerNaruto

#12

ToddlerNaruto said:

@kupo I'm 25 years old, though if you knew me IRL you'd think I had the mind of a grade schooler sometimes. Why do you consider video games to be socially embarrassing/"not cool"?

How old are you then? I assume you're 18 at least if you're using Amazon.

I never get impatient myself since I've got 59 PS3 games I can play while waiting.

Gamer83

#14

Gamer83 said:

@JaxonH

You could say that. Bought it for $15 off XBL last summer. Terrible decision. Might as well have just taken a lighter and burned that $15.

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