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It’s that time again as Sony has updated the PlayStation Store with most of this week’s new releases.
I say “most of” as the biggest game of the week is clearly Call of Duty: Black Ops III, which won’t be available for the PS4 and PS3 until Friday. Players on the PS4 will be able to take part in a near-future Campaign involving augmented soldiers and other high-tech weaponry, while players on both platforms will have access to Competitive Multiplayer and the co-op Zombies Mode.
Also available this week is EA’s Need For Speed reboot on the PS4, which will attempt to reinvent the long-running racing franchise once again. This time out, developer Ghost Games is touting their “Five Ways to Play” system, which will reward players for driving fast and looking good.
If you’re looking for something a little less modern and a little more mature, I want to direct you towards the Cross-Buy (PS4 + PS3 + PS Vita) compatible Dragon Fin Soup, a roguelike RPG that pits an alcoholic Red Riding Hood against hordes of monsters.
Mature is not the word I would to describe Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, a PS4 game meant to tie-in to the upcoming movie. Players will take control of Snoopy in a side-scrolling adventure where he does his Snoopy thing, including an appearance from the Flying Ace and his nemesis, the Red Baron.
Finally this week, Lab Zero Games has released a “Prototype Beta” for their side-scrolling RPG, Indivisible. I don’t quite know what separates this beta release from an early demo, but Indivisible shares a similar art style with Lab Zero’s Skullgirls and should interest retro-minded players with its “Free” price tag.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons and discounts can be found, as always, at the PlayStation Blog.
PS4 + PS3 + PS Vita Cross-Buy Games
Dragon Fin Soup ($19.99)
Dragon Fin Soup seamlessly blends genres to create a fresh experience: half story-driven tactical RPG and half high-stakes roguelike, with a pinch of crass humor and a heaping helping of murder & madness set in a procedurally generated fantasy world.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III ($59.99)
The Campaign has been designed as a co-op game that can be played with up to 4 players online or as a solo cinematic thrill-ride. Multiplayer will be the franchise’s deepest, most rewarding and most engaging to date, with new ways to rank up, customize, and gear up for battle. And Zombies delivers an all-new mind-blowing experience with its own dedicated narrative. The title ushers in an unprecedented level of innovation, including jaw-dropping environments, never before experienced weaponry and abilities, and the introduction of a new, improved fluid movement system. (Available November 6)
Need For Speed ($59.99)
Become the ultimate icon of today’s urban car culture in Need For Speed, featuring “Five Ways to Play” and a huge open world to race and explore from dusk ‘till dawn.
Snoopy’s Grand Adventure ($39.99)
Take Snoopy on a grand adventure through amazing environments, created in his imagination, as he tries to find Charlie Brown and all his friends. With Woodstock and the Beagle Scouts by his side Snoopy can unlock new abilities and performs special moves as he weaves his way through this magical journey.
The world is ruined mankind is gone and all that remains are robots. But for Poncho, the adventure is just beginning! Explore an open world full of colorful characters, leaping between parallax layers to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles. Can you make it to the Red Tower, meet your Maker and ultimately save humanity?
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers ($39.99)
In the arcade flight simulation Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers, you will relive the Pacific War in historical battles and original planes that are accurate down to the last detail. Experience the vast scale of a conflict that shaped the history of warfare on the open seas and in the skies.
Ikki is an action game that was released from Sunsoft in 1985. Players control Gombe of farmers, to go to raid evil magistrate, will defeat confronting enemies. In this work, players can enjoy two-player co-op play as Player 2 will operate Tago.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III ($49.99)
Multiplayer will be the franchise’s deepest, most rewarding and most engaging to date, with new ways to rank up, customize, and gear up for battle. And Zombies delivers an all-new mind-blowing experience with its own dedicated narrative. The title ushers in an unprecedented level of innovation, including jaw-dropping environments, never before experienced weaponry and abilities, and the introduction of a new, improved fluid movement system. (Available November 6)
PSone Classic: Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Return ($5.99)
The evil swine are back! Join Tomba as he embarks on a quest to save his girlfriend Tabby and once again restore balance to his world.
PS Vita Games
Norn9: Var Commons ($39.99)
While on a school trip, child prodigy Sorata Suzuhara wanders off after hearing a mysterious song and blacks out. He then finds himself in unfamiliar place, and encounters a girl. Sorata follows her to a ship and finds 12 passengers – three young women and nine men – all espers with special powers. Delve into the story of the ship and its occupants through the point of views of each of the three girls, and unravel the mysteries trapped within.