NA Playstation Store Update: April 21st, 2015

By Rebecca Smith,
The lack of new retail titles is reflected in the small amount of new releases on the Playstation Store this week. We have a handful of downloadable titles that cover assassins, space wolves, cops, dungeons, Mudokans, a fishing chef and a knight with a shovel. Hopefully, this means that there is something for everyone.

Playstation 4 Games

Assassins Creed Chronicles China
Size: 2.9 GB
Price: US$9.99
Exact Shao Jun’s vengeance on the Chinese Emperor in stunning 16th century China with fresh 2.5D stealth gameplay:

• Witness an empire crumbles:
Meet iconic historical figures and discover the great Empire of China during the Ming Dynasty.
• Immerse yourself in a unique art direction:
Dive into a beautiful Chinese setting with traditional brush paintings.
• Stealth in a new dimension:
Experience the thrill of being a master Assassin in 2.5D. Sneak and hide to avoid detection and fool enemies using whistles and disguises.
• Experience a fast & fluid “assault course'':
Whether you’re running from danger, negotiating obstacles or stealthily climbing you will truly feel the freedom of moving as an Assassin.
• Shao Jun’s arsenal is in your hands:
Use Shao Jun’s stylish and empowering combat arsenal: close-combat martial arts, a powerful Kian Sword and her hidden Shoe Blade.
• Navigate multiple planes:
Switch between environmental layers and choose the right path according to your needs.


Infinity Runner
Size: 2.3 GB
Price: US$6.99
The Infinity is the largest spaceship ever built by man-kind flung into the void of space to secure humanity a new home amongst the stars. However, instead of discovering paradise, the inhabitants of The Infinity unlocked the door to a long forgotten nightmare. Deep inside this leviathan something terrible hunts, out of myth and legend the last werewolf stalks the ship. The game centers on a prisoner desperately trying to escape the decaying ship and the clutches of the terror within. It’s a shockingly enjoyable sci-fi action running game where the player uses techniques and movements inspired by the disciplines of parkour and mixed martial arts. As well as these evasive elements there’s also combat sections in the game where a dynamic targeting system is used which calls for fast reflex combinations. Infinity Runner packs a lot into one super slick sci-fi action bundle and with it re-invents the running game genre.
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LA Cops
Size: 420 MB
Price: US$14.99
“Listen Up! This city is being overrun by low life and filth. It’s time to toughen up, fight back. Lets forget the rules and start cleaning up these streets, our way. There’s a lot of bad guys out there so I don’t want you going in alone. Partner up and remember: in LA Cops, your Buddies always got ya back”.

LA Cops is a fast, action packed 3D top down shooter, set in the seedy underbelly of 1970’s LA where you control a maverick bunch of cops, playing by their own rules.


Shovel Knight
Size: 147 MB
Price: US$14.99 Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!
Ziggurat
Size: 993 MB
Price: US$14.99
Dungeon-Crawling First Person Shooting at its finest! Fast-paced combat! Dozens of perks, spells and enemies! Level ups! Random Dungeons! Traps! Badass bosses! Carrots! Ziggurat is the best combination of First Person Shooter and Rogue-LITE you have ever seen.

Become a neophyte sorcerer, and get ready for your rite of passage: Enter the labyrinth and face dangerous challenges to prove your worth and become a powerful wizard!

The game focuses on fast-paced first person shooting, with an old-school vibe, and updated handling and game mechanics. Dungeon crawling and RPG/Roguelike elements are added into the mix, resulting in a fun, challenging and varied game, with lots of content to discover.

Fight almighty bosses, get through rooms filled with traps, and treasures that may help you in your journey... Each game is a whole new experience!
Playstation 3 Games

Oddworld New n Tasty
Size: 9.0 GB
Price: US$14.99 Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita
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.


Shovel Knight
Size: 465 MB
Price: US$14.99 Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!
Playstation Vita Games

Sayonara UmiharaKawase + (Vita)
Size: 394 MB
Price: US$19.99
Completely re-worked for the PlayStation®Vita, play as `Umihara Kawase` - a 20 year old backpacking Japanese sushi chef armed with a fishing rod, a rubber fishing line and a fishing hook. Avoid fish-like enemies, conveyer belts, spikes, watery pits, time travel and more. Make your way to the end of each level, collecting items and finding along the way. The deeper in to this dream-like game players venture, the more challenging the solutions and the greater the time pressure becomes. Along the way, look out for shortcuts and secret exits and unlock bonus levels.
It is the elasticity of Umihara’s rubber fishing line that has always set this franchise apart from all other rope games, giving unprecedented levels of mobility and discovery. Tightening the line or giving lots of slack can be the difference between success and failure. The bungee like nature of the fishing line allows the player to stretch down to otherwise unreachable areas or be catapulted upwards.
Shovel Knight
Size: 465 MB
Price: US$14.99 Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly!

But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!
If the new releases don't take your fancy, perhaps you'll be more interested in the new content for existing releases. The second half of Juli Kidman's story appears for The Evil Within, whereas Zen Pinball 2 adds another table. For those who don't mind their DLC without trophies, take a look at the rest of the list:

Playstation 4 DLC with Trophies

The Evil Within
• "The Consequence"
Trophies: 10 (7 Bronze, 3 Silver)
Price: US$9.99
The Evil Within: The Consequence is the final installment of a two-part, story driven experience where players take on the role of detective Juli Kidman, Sebastian Castellanos’ mysterious partner, in a concurrent story that looks to answer some of the questions surrounding her whereabouts during The Evil Within. Along the way she will encounter disturbing new enemies, discover new mysteries, and uncover new horrors. The Consequence give fans of The Evil Within the perfect opportunity to continue discovering detective Kidman’s hidden motivations and her mysterious connection to Mobius, the shadowy group thought to be behind the gruesome events of The Evil Within.


Zen Pinball 2
• "Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron"
Trophies: 1 (1 Bronze)
Price: US$2.99
Inspired by Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time, this table will let you experience when Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program and things go awry for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, as they are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Table Features:

- Dedicated game modes for each Avenger, including a first-person minigame to test your sharpshooting skills as Hawkeye.
- Utilize the power of the Avengers team to overcome the challenges ahead.
- Spectacular aerial and melee combat sequences between Iron Man and Ultron.
- Selectable difficulty to cater to your specific skill level.


Playstation 3 DLC with Trophies

The Evil Within
• "The Consequence"
Trophies: 10 (7 Bronze, 3 Silver)
Price: US$9.99
The Evil Within: The Consequence is the final installment of a two-part, story driven experience where players take on the role of detective Juli Kidman, Sebastian Castellanos’ mysterious partner, in a concurrent story that looks to answer some of the questions surrounding her whereabouts during The Evil Within. Along the way she will encounter disturbing new enemies, discover new mysteries, and uncover new horrors. The Consequence give fans of The Evil Within the perfect opportunity to continue discovering detective Kidman’s hidden motivations and her mysterious connection to Mobius, the shadowy group thought to be behind the gruesome events of The Evil Within.


Zen Pinball 2 PS3
• "Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron"
Trophies: 1 (1 Bronze)
Price: US$2.99
Inspired by Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time, this table will let you experience when Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program and things go awry for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, as they are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Table Features:

- Dedicated game modes for each Avenger, including a first-person minigame to test your sharpshooting skills as Hawkeye.
- Utilize the power of the Avengers team to overcome the challenges ahead.
- Spectacular aerial and melee combat sequences between Iron Man and Ultron.
- Selectable difficulty to cater to your specific skill level.
Playstation Vita DLC with Trophies

Zen Pinball 2 Vita
• "Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron"
Trophies: 1 (1 Bronze)
Price: US$2.99
Inspired by Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time, this table will let you experience when Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program and things go awry for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, as they are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Table Features:

- Dedicated game modes for each Avenger, including a first-person minigame to test your sharpshooting skills as Hawkeye.
- Utilize the power of the Avengers team to overcome the challenges ahead.
- Spectacular aerial and melee combat sequences between Iron Man and Ultron.
- Selectable difficulty to cater to your specific skill level.
Playstation 4 DLC without Trophies

The Crew
• "The Crew – Raid Car Pack" - $6.99
• "Cadillac Escalade 2012 Car Shipment" - $2.99
• "McLaren F1 Car Shipment" - $3.99
• "Volkswagen Touareg NF 2011 Car Shipment" - $1.99

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
• "Last Getaway Costume Set" - $24.99
• "Aloha Ayane Costume" - $1.99
• "Aloha Hitomi Costume" - $1.99
• "Aloha Kasumi Costume" - $1.99
• "Aloha Mila" - $1.99
• "Beach Party Kokoro" - $1.99
• "Beach Party Leifang" - $1.99
• "Beach Party Momiji" - $1.99
• "Beach Party Rachel" - $1.99
• "Last Getaway Pai" - $1.99
• "Last Getaway Sarah" - $1.99
• "New Challengers Honoka" - $1.99
• "New Challengers Marie Rose" - $1.99
• "New Challengers Nyotengu" - $1.99
• "New Challengers Phase 4" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Christie" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Helena" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Lisa" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Tina" - $1.99
Last Getaway 1

Last Getaway 2

• "Ninja 2015 Costume Set" - $5.99
• "Ninja 2015 Ayane" - $1.99
• "Ninja 2015 Hayabusa" - $1.99
• "Ninja 2015 Hayate" - $1.99
• "Ninja 2015 Kasumi" - $1.99
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Ninja 2

• "Premier Sexy Costume & Movie Set" - $14.99
• "Honoka’s Private Paradise Movie" - $2.99
• "Marie Rose’s Private Paradise Movie" - $2.99
• "Nyotengu’s Private Paradise Movie" - $2.99
• "Phase 4’s Private Paradise Movie" - $2.99
• "Premier Sexy Costume Honoka" - $1.99
• "Premier Sexy Costume Marie Rose" - $1.99
• "Premier Sexy Costume Nyotengu" - $1.99
• "Premier Sexy Costume Phase 4" - $1.99

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)
• "Castle and Scenario Pack 2" - $5.99
• "Edit Parts – Equipment Set 2" - $8.99
• "Edit Parts – Equipment 4" - $3.99
• "Edit Parts – Equipment 5" - $5.99

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires Free Alliances (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)
• "Edit Parts – Female Equipment 5" - $5.99
• "Edit Parts – Male Equipment 5" - $4.99
• "Weapon & Character 12" - $3.99
• "Weapon & Character 13" - $3.99
• "Weapon & Character 14" - $3.99

Evolve
• "Trapper Maneater Skin Pack" - $4.99

FIFA 15
• "FIFA Points 100" – US$0.99
• "FIFA Points 250" – US$2.49
• "FIFA Points 500" – US$4.99
• "FIFA Points 750" – US$6.99
• "FIFA Points 1050" – US$9.99
• "FIFA Points 1575" – US$14.99
• "FIFA Points 2200" – US$19.99
• "FIFA Points 4600" – US$39.99
• "FIFA Points 12000" – US$99.99

Mortal Kombat X
• "Samurai Pack" - $3.99

Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Alt Rock Song Pack" - $11.99
• "Dinosaur Jr. – Feel the Pain" - $2.99
• "Fuel – Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" - $2.99
• "Lit – My Own Worst Enemy" - $2.99
• "Stone Sour – Through Glass" - $2.99
• "Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue" - $2.99


Playstation 3 DLC without Trophies

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round PS3
• "Last Getaway Costume Set" - $24.99
• "Aloha Ayane Costume" - $1.99
• "Aloha Hitomi Costume" - $1.99
• "Aloha Kasumi Costume" - $1.99
• "Aloha Mila" - $1.99
• "Beach Party Kokoro" - $1.99
• "Beach Party Leifang" - $1.99
• "Beach Party Momiji" - $1.99
• "Beach Party Rachel" - $1.99
• "Last Getaway Pai" - $1.99
• "Last Getaway Sarah" - $1.99
• "New Challengers Honoka" - $1.99
• "New Challengers Marie Rose" - $1.99
• "New Challengers Nyotengu" - $1.99
• "New Challengers Phase 4" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Christie" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Helena" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Lisa" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Tina" - $1.99
• "Ninja 2015 Costume Set" - $5.99
• "Ninja 2015 Ayane" - $1.99
• "Ninja 2015 Hayabusa" - $1.99
• "Ninja 2015 Hayate" - $1.99
• "Ninja 2015 Kasumi" - $1.99
• "Premier Sexy Costume & Movie Set" - $14.99
• "Honoka’s Private Paradise Movie" - $2.99
• "Marie Rose’s Private Paradise Movie" - $2.99
• "Nyotengu’s Private Paradise Movie" - $2.99
• "Phase 4’s Private Paradise Movie" - $2.99
• "Premier Sexy Costume Honoka" - $1.99
• "Premier Sexy Costume Marie Rose" - $1.99
• "Premier Sexy Costume Nyotengu" - $1.99
• "Premier Sexy Costume Phase 4" - $1.99

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)
• "Castle and Scenario Pack 2" - $5.99
• "Edit Parts – Equipment Set 2" - $8.99
• "Edit Parts – Equipment 4" - $3.99
• "Edit Parts – Equipment 5" - $5.99

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires Free Alliances (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)
• "Edit Parts – Female Equipment 5" - $5.99
• "Edit Parts – Male Equipment 5" - $4.99
• "Weapon & Character 12" - $3.99
• "Weapon & Character 13" - $3.99
• "Weapon & Character 14" - $3.99

Rocksmith 2014 Edition PS3
• "Alt Rock Song Pack" - $11.99
• "Dinosaur Jr. – Feel the Pain" - $2.99
• "Fuel – Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" - $2.99
• "Lit – My Own Worst Enemy" - $2.99
• "Stone Sour – Through Glass" - $2.99
• "Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue" - $2.99

Skullgirls Encore PS3 (Released April 17th)
• "Skullgirls Encore - Beowulf Character Unlock" - FREE

Finally we have the miscellaneous content. As usual, to find out more about the new Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, App Updates, Avatars and Themes, check out Sony's Playstation Store Update.

Playstation Now Rentals

Divekick Addition Edition Plus
The King of Fighters 95
Mini Ninjas
On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 2
Super Stacker

Discounts

There are no permanent discounts this week. Also, the only temporary sales are the Call of Duty games that are included in the final week of Spring Fever. Check out our article for more details on those titles.

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You can find more information about April's PS+ titles in our post here. Meanwhile, here are the Plus discounts that are not part of Spring Fever 2015.

Infinity Runner - Was $9.99 - Plus Price $8.99
World Hunter - Was $9.99 - Plus Price $8.99

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These discounts will end on April 28th.

Shovel Knight (Cross Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
Woah Dave! (Cross Buy PS4/Vita)
Draw Slasher Bundle
Run Like Hell
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.