It’s another big week for the PlayStation Network as the majority of this week’s retail releases also found their way onto the PlayStation Store.
Volition’s Saints Row IV leads off the craziness and its joined by another title on the PS3 that focuses on an alien invasion, 2K’s The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. There’s no aliens for Sam Fisher to fight in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (at least, I don’t think), but he makes his return to the PS3 as well. Finally, Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers, a budget aerial combat sim, is new to the PS3 section of the Store.
Gamers interested in quirkier fare who also have an interested in PSN/Vita Cross-Buy titles would do well to check out the one-on-one fighter Divekick and the puzzler Ms. Germinator. Speaking of the Vita, The Walking Dead: The First Season shambles onto Sony’s handheld this week.
Finally, a pair of PS2 Classics, Kessen III and Naval Ops Commander, round out this week’s new additions to the PlayStation Store.
More information about all of these titles can be found after the break. And if you’re interested in a rundown of this week’s new game add-ons, that’s available at the PlayStation Blog.
Saints Row IV ($59.99)
The epic conclusion to the game that changed all the rules! The Saints have gone from the crackhouse to the White House—but the Earth has been invaded and it’s up to you to free the world from Overlord Zinyak and his alien empire. With homies new and old by your side, and an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons, you must save the world in the wildest open world game ever!
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified ($59.99)
The year is 1962. JFK is President and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear – but a far more powerful and insidious enemy than communism is threatening America. Known only to a select few, a top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks by an otherworldly enemy.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist ($59.99)
Sam is back and has been granted the 5th freedom, the power to go above the law to stop the Blacklist. Players can choose between multiple play styles and switch between them at will: Ghost players hunt from the shadows, Assault players rely on instincts and force. Panther players are silent but lethal.
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers ($19.99)
True heroes know no bounds! It’s World War II. Giant battles are raging in Europe, and a time has come when the Pacific region can no longer remain free of conflict. Get ready to test your valor in breathtaking missions across the sea! Use your aircraft carrier as an important base in battle. Choose your side: US Navy or Imperial Japanese Navy. Master thrilling single and multi-player missions that focus on gigantic warships and their captains. Experience famous Pacific battles such as Midway, Pearl Harbor, and Wake Island!
Kessen III ($9.99)
Oda Nobunaga is a military genius on a mission to unite Japan. Plot strategies, choose allies, and take direct control of troops to crush his enemies.
Naval Ops Commander ($9.99)
Customize your command ship with over 200 weapons and defensive systems and take it across the seas in 80 challenging missions.
PSN / Vita Cross-Buy Games
Divekick is the world’s first-ever two-button fighting game! It has earned notoriety in the press and fighting game community by not using a stick, yet still retaining the strategic gameplay and spacing techniques employed by professional fighting game players. Now anyone can experience the thrill of fighting games without memorizing complex combos and finger-contorting button presses.
Ms. Germinator ($9.99)
Ms. Germinator takes domestic cleaning to new extremes! Inflate and pop colonies of colorful germs growing on your stuff while skillfully using the new power-germs to devastating effect. There are literally hundreds of challenging levels in Campaign, Puzzle, Arcade and Duel multiplayer modes all in serious need of disinfection. Have you got what it takes to 3-star them all? Frozen and contagious germs muddy the waters while teleporters and circular reflectors will make your brain hurt. Heck, there’s even a Challenge Mode where brand new levels will be delivered regularly, free of charge, for your edification!
PS Vita Games
The Walking Dead: The First Season ($19.99)
Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell. Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. A tailored game experience – actions, choices and decisions you make will affect how your story plays out across the entire series.