PSN Today: Deadpool, Hotline Miami, Magic 2014, More

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Two very different agents of chaos highlight today’s PlayStation Store update.

Deadpool, Marvel’s fourth wall-breaking assassin-for-hire, has been given the big budget PS3 game treatment by High Moon and Activision. Meanwhile, the pixelated 2D mayhem of Hotline Miami comes to the PS3 and Vita as a Cross-Buy title. A wide variety of other titles are available this week including:

  • Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers (PS3), the latest adaptation of the collectible card game.
  • Ride to Hell Retribution (PS3), an action game starring some angry bikers.
  • Spartacus Legends (PS3), a free-to-play fighter based on the popular Starz show.
  • Muramasa Rebirth (Vita), an action RPG originally released for the Wii that’s been rebuilt for Sony’s handheld.

More information on all of these games (and a few others) can be found after the break. And a full list of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog.

PS3 Full Games

Deadpool ($59.99)
There are a few important things I need to say before you crack into my insanely sweet game. (Oof. Here we go again.) I’m a mercenary with an accelerated healing factor. I’ve been described as unstable, which is just plain coo-coo. (Wait, do sane people say coo-coo?) I’m gonna battle for the safety of humans and mutants. (And even mumans.) Be prepared for just about anything. (Holla!)

PSN Games

Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers ($9.99)
Become a Planeswalker and travel the planes of existence unleashing a torrent of spells and creatures to devastate your opponents. Prove yourself in combat against Chandra Nalaar—a fiercely independent Planeswalker with an affinity for fire and quick temper—then battle your way through the planes to face the mysterious villain trying to pull Chandra’s strings.

Motorbike ($14.99)
A casual bike skills game full of action and real physics dynamics. Motorbike comes with 80 original tracks, thousands of online tracks and a track editor to create you own tracks and share with other players. Select from different riders, bikes and landscapes. You will find Motorbike easy to play but hard to master.

Pool Nation ($8.49)
Pool Nation is the ultimate pool game – with eleven addictive game modes, including the adrenaline pumping Endurance, extensive career modes and seven exciting online modes including the new Speed Pool!

Ride to Hell: Retribution ($29.99)
It’s time for revenge! Jake Conway has just returned home from Vietnam when his younger brother is brutally murdered by a rival biker gang called “The Devil’s Hand”. Set in the outlaw era of America’s Sixties, Jake takes on anyone or anything standing in the way of his bloody revenge fest – on bike, on foot and on fire. Join the Retribution!

Spartacus Legends (Free)
Developed in collaboration with the critically acclaimed television series from Starz, Spartacus Legends invites you to experience raw, visceral combat using multiple fighting styles and thousands of different weapon combinations. Follow your gladiator’s journey through multiple arenas and watch as they strive to reach legendary fame, or meet death at the hands of another. Compete with friends online and see if you have what it takes to kill them all.

PS2 Classics

Riding Star ($9.99)
Learn to train and care for your horses as you prepare them for Dressage, Show Jumping, and Cross-Country competitions.

Warship Gunner 2 ($9.99)
Customize your battleship and design your fleet to be the strongest force on the open sea.

PSN / PS Vita Cross-Buy Games

Hotline Miami ($9.99)
Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay and skull crushing close combat. Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine.

PS Vita Games

Muramasa Rebirth ($34.99)
From master video game developer Vanillaware comes Muramasa Rebirth, an action RPG that blends the vibrant and beautiful world of Japanese mythology and high flying, fast-paced action! Enter a world where demon, samurai and other deadly enemies vie to destroy you as you search for the fabled Demon Blades. Become the possessed princess Momohime, as you travel West, or the fugitive ninja Kisuke, as you travel East, through mythical Japan battling anyone who stands in your way.

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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