Gamers looking for a good deal might be interested in listening to Sony‘s latest idea. Starting October 4th, through the month of October, Sony will release new exclusive titles for download on the PlayStation Network, as part of a new program, aptly called “Only On PlayStation Network.”
PlayStation Plus subscribers will be happy to know that each title released as part of this program with have a 20% discount for them, for a little extra incentive.
On October 4th, both Eufloria and Rochard will be released. Eufloria is developed by Omni Systems, and offers a combination of a space-exploration sim and a biological development game, much like Spore. Players explore various galaxies and conquer asteroids for resources, which are then used to create plant and animal life. Rochard is developed by Recoil Games, and is something of a side-scrolling adventure game, focusing on a gravity mechanic. Gravity is used to solve various puzzles and move through the levels, while watching an apparently witty plot unfold.
October 11th will have Sideway: New York, developed by Playbrains. It’s a mix 2D platforming with a 3D environment, as players try to defeat the villain known as Spray, who wants to rule both the world of Sideway and the real world.
October 13th with mark the release of the Sodium Collection, a PlayStation Home value pack. It will contain the SodiumOne Pilot’s Jacket, which will unlock the tank-combat game, Salt Shooter, as well as weapon upgrades for your own custom tank. There are also a variety of upgrades for Sodium 2: Project Velocity, which can only be played in PlayStation Home.
October 18th will see the release of both Okabu and RocketBirds. Okabu is developed by Hand Circus and is an action/puzzle game in which players guide Kumulo, Nimbe, and four cloud-using heroes through a huge world filled with cutesy puzzles. RocketBirds is created by Ratloop Asia, and is an action-platform game focusing on gun combat with co-op included.
October 25th will have both inFamous: Festival of Blood and PixelJunk Sidescroller. Developed by Sucker Punch, Festival of Blood takes place after inFamous 2, with a clan of vampires taking over the city of New Marais. Our hero Cole MacGrath has one night to clear the vampires out of the city before succumbing to the vampire curse himself. PixelJunk Sidescroller is the latest creation by Q-Games, but is decidedly different from the previous PixelJunk releases. It’s said to be going completely retro, focusing on side-scrolling action while reinventing the genre from the ground up.
In addition to this, the program will release the PS2 titles God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere and Ring of Red for download. It should be noted however, that these titles do not have trophies, so keep that in mind when making your purchase. Also, if you spend $60 or more on anything on the PlayStation Network during the month of October, you will be eligible for $10 in-store credit in November.
Will you be purchasing any of these titles this month?