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Store Update: 22nd July 2014 (North America)

Posted by Sammy Barker

Smell you later

PlayStation veterans are in for a treat this week, as Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is set to bring a funny whiff to Sony’s shiny black box. The remake of popular PSone classic Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – which has forever tainted this editor’s ability to spell ‘odyssey’ – carries a premium price point at $29.99, but has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, meaning that it’s sure to justify every single smelly cent.

PLAY 2014 Pre-Orders (PS4)

CounterSpy ($14.99)
Pre-order CounterSpy now and receive a 20% discount until launch if you’re a PlayStation Plus member! Play the game on 8/19. Cancellations and refunds are not available except where required by law.

Combining the spy mythology and bold aesthetics of the 1950’s and 1960’s and set during the Cold War, CounterSpy focuses on the rogue third spy agency, C.O.U.N.T.E.R., that keeps the world’s super powers at bay. Just as each side of the ongoing conflict gets close to unleashing a blow of earthshaking proportions, C.O.U.N.T.E.R. jumps into action, stealthily sabotaging their dastardly plans and deceptively maintaining world peace.

Hohokum ($14.99)
Pre-order Hohokum and get access to the Sound Shapes Hohokum Sound and Art Pack* as a bonus right now. Play the game on 8/12. *Must own Sound Shapes to use this pack. Cancellations and refunds are not available except where required by law.

Take on the role of a curious flying kite-like being and travel to colorful, curious worlds waiting to be discovered. Interact with characters and environments to uncover secrets or simply roam at your own pace and be amused at the surprises that unfold. While there are goals and activities, at its heart, Hohokum is a playground – a place to wander about and get lost in.

Rogue Legacy ($16.99)
Pre-order Rogue Legacy now and receive a 20% discount until launch if you’re a PlayStation Plus member!. Play the game on 7/29. Cancellations and refunds are not available except where required by law.

A procedurally generated castle means every run is different.
Rogue-lite. Your character dies, but with each passing your lineage grows and becomes stronger.
Tons of unique traits making every play through special. Want to be dyslexic? Now you can!
10 different classes to master! Each class comes with unique abilities that change the way you play the game.

The Swapper ($19.99)
The Swapper
Pre-order The Swapper now and receive a 20% discount until launch if you’re a PlayStation Plus member! Play the game on 8/5. Cancellations and refunds are not available except where required by law.

What if someone knew your mind better than you did? The Swapper is an award-winning, narrative driven puzzle game set in the furthest reaches of space. The Swapper takes place in an isolated and atmospheric sci-fi world. Players wield an experimental device which allows them to create clones of themselves, swapping their entire consciousness into new bodies to overcome the challenges of the environment.

PLAY 2014 Pre-Orders (PS3)

CounterSpy ($14.99)
Pre-order CounterSpy and receive an exclusive theme for your PS3 system’s XMB menu screen in your download list after checking out. You’ll also receive a 20% discount until launch if you’re a PlayStation Plus member! Play the game on 8/19. Cancellations and refunds are not available except where required by law.

Combining the spy mythology and bold aesthetics of the 1950’s and 1960’s and set during the Cold War, CounterSpy focuses on the rogue third spy agency, C.O.U.N.T.E.R., that keeps the world’s super powers at bay. Just as each side of the ongoing conflict gets close to unleashing a blow of earthshaking proportions, C.O.U.N.T.E.R. jumps into action, stealthily sabotaging their dastardly plans and deceptively maintaining world peace.

Hohokum ($14.99)
Pre-order Hohokum and receive an exclusive theme for your PS3 system’s XMB menu screen in your download list after checking out. You’ll also be able to access the Sound Shapes Hohokum Sound and Art Pack* as a bonus right now. Play the game on 8/12. *Must own Sound Shapes to use this pack. Cancellations and refunds are not available except where required by law.

Take on the role of a curious flying kite-like being and travel to colorful, curious worlds waiting to be discovered. Interact with characters and environments to uncover secrets or simply roam at your own pace and be amused at the surprises that unfold. While there are goals and activities, at its heart, Hohokum is a playground – a place to wander about and get lost in.

Rogue Legacy ($16.99)
Pre-order Rogue Legacy and receive an exclusive theme for your PS3 system’s XMB menu screen in your download list after checking out. You’ll also receive a 20% discount until launch if you’re a PlayStation Plus member! Play the game on 7/29. Cancellations and refunds are not available except where required by law.

A procedurally generated castle means every run is different.
Rogue-lite. Your character dies, but with each passing your lineage grows and becomes stronger.
Tons of unique traits making every play through special. Want to be dyslexic? Now you can!
10 different classes to master! Each class comes with unique abilities that change the way you play the game.

The Swapper ($19.99)
Pre-order The Swapper and receive an exclusive theme for your PS3 system’s XMB menu screen in your download list after checking out. You’ll also receive a 20% discount until launch if you’re a PlayStation Plus member! Play the game on 8/5. Cancellations and refunds are not available except where required by law.

What if someone knew your mind better than you did? The Swapper is an award-winning, narrative driven puzzle game set in the furthest reaches of space. The Swapper takes place in an isolated and atmospheric sci-fi world. Players wield an experimental device which allows them to create clones of themselves, swapping their entire consciousness into new bodies to overcome the challenges of the environment.

PS4 Games

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty ($29.99)
Explore ancient ruins, dodge carnivorous beasts and avoid trigger-happy hunting parties as Abe, the original Oddworld hero in this lovingly re-crafted take on PlayStation classic Abe’s Oddysee. Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld’s biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbles across his boss’s secret plan to turn the factory’s slave labor force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders even if simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee. Many dangers await Abe on his journey to discover his people’s heritage. Built from the ground up, enjoy breathtaking visuals, enhanced audio and improved, deeper gameplay as New ‘n’ Tasty reignites the original Oddworld game using the latest next-generation technology.

Tour De France – Season 2014 ($49.99)
CONQUER THE YELLOW JERSEY! Take control of cycling’s greatest champions and compete in the 21 official stages of a Tour de France 2014, full of new features! Sprint, control your endurance and give orders to your teammates to achieve your objectives, in solo play or with a friend. In the new Pro Team mode, recruit new riders each season to build the best team in the world!

PS3 Games

Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland ($49.99)
Atelier Rorona returns better than ever! This remake of the 2010 hit will entertain both new and veteran users. Check out updated 3D models, a restructured game system, new characters, and more!

Entwined ($9.99)
Entwined is a beautiful game about a bird and a fish that are in love but can’t be together. Learn to guide these two souls simultaneously then unite and transform them into a magnificent Dragon. Over the course of nine unique lifetimes can you become Entwined forever?

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars ($9.99)
Enter the legendary universe of Might & Magic with Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars, the online strategy card game. Choose your hero and assemble an army to attack fierce opponents on the battleground. Play your creatures, spells, fortunes, buildings and events wisely to unleash killer combos and gain the upper hand. With more than 650 unique cards to collect and 100+ hours of game content to unlock and explore, the adventures you can have are unlimited!

PS Vita Games

Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland ($39.99)
Atelier Rorona returns better than ever! This remake of the 2010 hit will entertain both new and veteran users. Check out updated 3D models, a restructured game system, new characters, and more!

Entwined ($9.99)
Entwined is a beautiful game about a bird and a fish that are in love but can’t be together. Learn to guide these two souls simultaneously then unite and transform them into a magnificent Dragon. Over the course of nine unique lifetimes can you become Entwined forever?

Draw Slasher Bundle ($5.99)
This bundle contains: Draw Slasher FULL GAME and HANZO AVATAR. Buy now and get the avatar free. Meet Hanzo. He’s a ninja. While he was training ‘out there’ the Pirate Monkey Zombies – stupid, ugly, smelly, rotten and disgusting creatures – kidnapped his family. Take control of his awesome blade and aid him in the quest to free them.

PS4 Add-ons

Don’t Starve Console Edition
Reign of Giants ($4.99)

Killzone Shadow Fall
Multiplayer Maps (Free)

Pinball Arcade
Pro Table Pack 23: Black Knight ($7.99)
Pro Table Pack 24: Who Dunnit ($7.99)
Pro Table Pack 25: High Speed ($7.99)
Pro Table Pack 26: Junk Yard ($7.99)
Table Pack 23 Pro Upgrade: Black Knight ($3.99)
Table Pack 23: Black Knight ($4.99)
Table Pack 24 Pro Upgrade: Who Dunnit ($3.99)
Table Pack 24: Who Dunnit ($4.99)
Table Pack 25 Pro Upgrade: High Speed ($3.99)
Table Pack 25: High Speed ($4.99)
Table Pack 26 Pro Upgrade: Junk Yard ($3.99)
Table Pack 26: Junk Yard ($4.99)

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
Dark Spark Battle Pack ($5.99)
Electro Bolter ($0.99)
Gas Cannon ($0.99)
Skywarp ($1.99)
Thundercracker ($1.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Atelier Rorona Plus The Alchemist of Arland
Costume The Peach Vacation ($2.99, Cross Buy)

Dark Souls 2
Crown Of The Sunken King ($9.99)

Defiance
Hunter Pack ($49.99)
Recruit Pack ($19.99)
Vbi Ultimate Pack ($99.99)

GRID: Autosport
Best Of British Pack ($2.99)

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars
All Series Bundle ($34.99)
Deluge Of Destruction ($4.99)
Demonic Madness ($4.99)
Forgotten Wars ($9.99)
Gold Boost ($0.99)
Gold Chest ($49.99)
Gold Pile ($19.99)
Gold Pouch ($4.99)
Herald Of The Void ($9.99)
Heroes Bundle ($19.99)
Imperial Might ($4.99)
Mega Gold Boost ($6.99)
One Time Offer – World Champion 2013 Deck ($9.99)
One Time Offer! ($9.99)
One Time Offer! All Series + World Champion 2013 Deck ($24.99)
Path Of The Lotus ($4.99)
The Void Rising ($9.99)
Weaver Of Fate ($4.99)
Mmdoc – Five Towers ($9.99)

Mugen Souls Z
Electrocution Battle (Free)
Gothic Queen Set ($2.99)
Jiggly Co. Equipment Pack 10 (Free)
Jiggly Shampoo Battle (Free)
Steel Girl Set ($2.99)
Wild Witch Battle (Free)

One Piece Unlimited World Red
Quests For Bugs And Fish ($2.99)
Robin Swimsuit Pack ($2.99)

Rocksmith 2014
Daryl Hall And John Oates – Kiss On My List ($2.99)
Michael Mcdonald – I Keep Forgettin’ ($2.99)
Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song) ($2.99)
The Doobie Brothers – China Grove ($2.99)
Toto – Hold The Line ($2.99)

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
Defender Pack Full Bundle ($5.99)
Battle Pack ($5.99)
Electro Bolter ($0.99)
Gas Cannon ($0.99)
Skywarp ($1.99)
Thundercracker ($1.99)

The Walking Dead: Season 2
Episode 4: Amid the Ruins ($4.99)

PS Vita Add-ons

Atelier Rorona Plus The Alchemist of Arland
Costume The Peach Vacation ($2.99, Cross Buy)

Magical Beat
XBlaze Music & Character Pack Vol.2 ($4.99)
XBlaze Music & Character – Chaotic Beast – Sechs ($0.99)
XBlaze Music & Character – Serenity – Elise ($0.99)
XBlaze Music & Character – Amethyst Priestess – Mei ($0.99)
XBlaze Music & Character – Curry Shop: Maha Raja – Ringo ($0.99)
XBlaze Music & Character – Enigmatic Smile – Acht ($0.99)
XBlaze Music & Character – The World Sings For You – Touya ($0.99)
XBlaze Music & Character – Torrent Of Emotions – Kuon ($0.99)

One Piece Unlimited World Red
Quests For Bugs And Fish ($2.99)
Robin Swimsuit Pack ($2.99)

The Walking Dead: Season 2
Episode 4: Amid the Ruins ($4.99)

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (22)

Davros79

#2

Davros79 said:

I cant believe Entwined scored 9/10 on push square!! "On the cusp of being a masterpiece" the review said., Its bloody poo!! 60 percent on Metacritic to boot!!!

Davros79

#4

Davros79 said:

Yeah but 9 was generous m8!! Entwined was and a simplistic twin analog stick only controlled game. And it still had major control issues!! Im not saying IGN are a gaming bible or anything. But Entwined only scored 6/10 on that site calling it "okay"

odd69

#5

odd69 said:

This week's sales blows alot of sales out of the water, as of lately

rjejr

#6

rjejr said:

Was excited to see Might n Magic b/c it brought back memories of Heroes of Might n Magic and I thought it was a sequel. Too bad its just a card game. There wouldn't happen to be a hot demon chick card would there?

iSolipsistJudas

#7

iSolipsistJudas said:

@get2sammyb I think with the PS Store update you should also note the massive discounts as well! I jus bought Injustice Ultimate Edition on PS4 for $8,40 which is a steal! Just a recommendation for a new section for the PS Store update.

THIS_SITE_SUCKS

#8

THIS_SITE_SUCKS said:

The North American customers are so lucky! 20% discounts to EU PS+ customers is virtually unheard of. Release dates, promotions, sales... doesn't happen in the EU. SCEE are the biggest bunch of incompetent morons since the Keystone cops. How about doing an article on the difference between the EU and NA Playstation services then ask Yoshida why he encourages racism?

BertoFlyingFox

#9

BertoFlyingFox said:

New 'n' Tasty for $30? lol, no.

I'll be pre-ordering CounterSpy, Rogue Legacy, and Hohokum though. Those look like good games at decent pricepoints with the PS+ discount.

SteveButler2210

#10

SteveButler2210 said:

@voodoo341 personally I've found the EU offering has really been improving the last year or so and think they are fairly regularly on par. Contrary to what you have stated, PS+ members often get additional discounts on products compared to regular users, and there are frequently deals of the week and sales with some pretty spectacular bargains in them. Just because a service doesn't cater to your specific tastes, doesn't mean it's a bad service. If this perceived injustice really upsets you that much, create a US account to get the deals you want and quit whining about how the grass is greener on the other side.

Also worth noting that decisions re sales and discounts are fairly often placed in the hands of the publishers. So if a 3rd party game gets a discount in the US and not here, that's because the publisher decided the discount would be better for their business there than here (makes sense - larger population = more people to buy it which makes up for the reduced price). SCEE get a lot of stick for something that is often out of their hands in the first place.

THIS_SITE_SUCKS

#11

THIS_SITE_SUCKS said:

@SteveButler2210 first of all let's bury the urban myth that some how SCEE have no say over what's put on sale on the EU store. It's their store! They own it, control and set the rules. Please stop making excuses for them. You may feel you personally get value for money on the EU store but take a quick look at PS Blog comments and even Stevie Wonder can see SCEE have a problem. EU prices are up to 54% more expensive. Discounts despite your claim rarely happen and if they do it's a default paultry 10%. Sales are nothing short of pathetic and it's only SCEEs fault. They deserve all the grief they get.

Axel210

#12

Axel210 said:

@Davros79 I am in total agreement with you on that. I bought it thinking "this
ought to be fun." It was not. If you pay close attention, this site tends to teeter on the edge of sucking Sony's nuts.
EDIT : You should check out Zero Punctuation on youtube, he is the only true reviewer on this planet.

@voodoo341 Also agree with you, every single time my housemate comes to tell me he got a game with all it's dlc included for like £4 on Steam I just want to put my foot through my ps4.

SteveButler2210

#13

SteveButler2210 said:

@voodo341 You provide me with some hard evidence that it is an "urban myth", and I'll happily accept that. Until then, just no. This isn't the same as a high street store where they have already made a bulk purchase of the games and can therefore charge what they want (often able to charge a lower price as they themselves may get a reduction for ordering games in bulk). Here, SCEE may be able to set the rules re the cut they get, and they may be able to try and push for certain sales, but at the end of the day apart from 1st party content I really don't think they have the final say for the most part.

Also, if we're going back to your first post re the 20% discount, the latest post on the EU PSN blog confirms that this applies to us too. Might want to check yourself before throwing a tantrum next time...

@Axel210 fair point re Steam, it's a pain, but i's hardly anything new - PC games have pretty much always been a shedload cheaper than console versions, and dropped in price faster. Just something you have to go into it accepting when you opt for the console!

THIS_SITE_SUCKS

#14

THIS_SITE_SUCKS said:

@SteveButler2210 hard evidence.... are you serious? Who do you think owns the EU PS store? EA? It's exactly the same as a physical store. SCEE set the terms and conditions, your consumer contract is with SCEE. If you've an issue on the store you contact SCEE. It's solely and totally SCEEs store! And well done you found one game out of hundreds with the same discount even though it's more expensive in the EU. Well done!

get2sammybAdmin

#15

get2sammyb said:

@SteveButler2210 Sony can't discount the content of other publisher's without getting approval. This isn't like retail where it purchases stock off a manufacturer and is free to sell the goods on at whatever price it wants. Inventory is unlimited, so publishers have to set the price.

SteveButler2210

#16

SteveButler2210 said:

@get2sammyb exactly the point I was trying to make (just put a lot more concisely)! Good to have that backed up by someone who knows what they're talking about.

@voodoo341 see Sammy's comment above. Just because the store is run and maintained by Sony, doesn't mean they can do whatever they want. Digital downloads are a very different business to normal stock retail. Sony haven't pre-bought stock, so they can't just turn around to a publisher and say "Hey you know that product we're selling for you? Well, now we're going to give you less money for it because we feel like it."

THIS_SITE_SUCKS

#17

THIS_SITE_SUCKS said:

@SteveButler2210 absolute rubbish! Sony can set the price if they want. They allow... allow! the publisher to set the price! Stock volume etc is absolutely irrelevant. What absolute rubbish.

SteveButler2210

#18

SteveButler2210 said:

@voodoo341 do you seriously have no concept of how ridiculous what you are suggesting is? In your makebelieve world, if they wanted to, Sony could just tell a publisher, who they haven't given any money to yet for their game, that they are going to sell it at 10% of the publishers asking price and that is all they will be getting. You really believe that's how it works? It is the publisher's product, and they set the price not because Sony "allow" them to, but because they are the only ones with the rights to do so. Sony don't have any rights to other publishers games, they could not do what you imply, simply because IT WOULD NOT BE LEGAL.

SteveButler2210

#20

SteveButler2210 said:

@voodoo341 Look, Sony do not own the product. They have not paid anything in respect of the product. They are simply providing the product, at a price agreed by the producer, and taking their cut of that. What you are trying to suggest, would be the equivalent of ebay dropping you a line to let you know that they had sold that item you set the £100 reserve on for a reduced price of £50, and that if you didn't like it then tough because it's their store. It's absolute nonsense, surely you must realise this?

THIS_SITE_SUCKS

#21

THIS_SITE_SUCKS said:

@SteveButler2210 answer the simple questions I asked you! Should be easy if you know anything about what you're talking about. I will give you a clue.... It isn't the UK. By the way your EBay example laughable.

jmburks

#22

jmburks said:

just got on the store on my Vita this morning and noticed they are having a "super hero" sale. I was able to pick up batman and injustice for my vita for four bucks each! score!! I've been wanting to play those games for awhile but didnt want to pay 20+ for them. Very excited. I agre with @iSolipsistJudas, it would be cool if you guys added a section to the north american store update with the sales going on.

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