NA Playstation Store Update: April 28th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith,
As well as the two retail titles that are making it to North America this week, there is a handful of digital offerings too. Be a dictator, deal with barfing trees, wield Sound Weapons or fight the evil Prometheus Corp. Alternatively, if nothing takes your fancy for this week, perhaps you'll want to pre-order Batman or the latest Final Fantasy instead.

Playstation 4 Pre-Orders

Batman Arkham Knight Premium Edition
Price: US$99.99
Release date: June 23rd
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- Batman: Arkham Knight Theme

The Premium Edition includes the main game and Season Pass, delivering new content every month for 6 months.

Pre-order now to receive the PlayStation Exclusive Scarecrow Nightmare Missions, in which Gotham City falls victim to Scarecrow's fear toxin, transforming the city into a twisted, hellish nightmare. Also, pre-order to take on the role of Joker’s psychotic sidekick with the Harley Quinn Story Pack.

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.

Play on 06-23-2015, Midnight Eastern Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.
Final Fantasy X HD Remaster / Final Fantasy X2 HD Remaster
Price: US$49.99
Release date: May 12th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- FINAL FANTASY X BLITZBALL THEME

Pre-order FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster to receive an exclusive Blitzball Dynamic Theme for your PlayStation®4. Featuring the action and music of Spira’s reigning underwater sport, cute Moogle icons, and a scoreboard keeping track of the goals, your PS4 will be transformed!

Play on 05-12-2015, Midnight Eastern Time.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

Two of the greatest RPGs of their generation come to PlayStation®4 system in beautifully remastered graphics and sound. FINAL FANTASY X and FINAL FANTASY X-2, first released on the PlayStation®2 system, are widely acclaimed for their moving stories, endearing characters, and memorable adventures. FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster presents both of these timeless classics in perfect form for PS4™ system.
Share the Journey - Cross-save compatible with the PlayStation®3 system and 'PS Vita' system versions. (PS3™ system and 'PS Vita' system versions sold separately.)
Remastered & Original Audio - Play FINAL FANTASY X with the remastered soundtrack or switch back to the original classic tracks.
30 Minute Audio Drama –Listen to the events that occur after FINAL FANTASY X-2 from the title screen at any time.
Gorgeous High-Definition Graphics – Additional NPCs and monsters join the carefully retouched cast of main characters.
Playstation 4 Games

Brawl
Size: 4.7 GB
Price: US$19.99
Are you ready to face your darkest fears... with a bomb in your hand?

Step into the darkness of The Emporium with 8 unique characters, each with a rich back story and a surprising plot-twist. Fight your way to the end using different play styles, from pure brutality as a Wrestler to hiding in shadows as an elusive Thief.

Play with up to 4 players on Multiplayer Mode with 20+ interactive maps. Fight against your opponents and environmental hazards in 5 game modes, featuring Sumo, Color Domination and Classic Brawl. Team up with a friend and take a challenge on 3 different Challenge Modes. Use powerups to upgrade your bombs and be even more deadly than usual.


Broken Age
Size: 2.1 GB
Price: US$24.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/Vita)
Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.

Key Features:

- Pointing
- Clicking
- Original soundtrack, composed by Peter McConnell, recorded by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
- All-star voice cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Jennifer Hale, Masasa Moyo, Wil Wheaton, and Pendleton Ward
- Dialog Trees!
- Some jokes. Unless you don't think they're funny, in which case we totally weren't trying to be funny
- A whole bunch of awesome PUZZLES
- This one really hard puzzle that you won't get but you'll look it up online and not tell anybody
- All your hopes and dreams


Omega Quintet
Size: 12.6 GB
Price: US$59.99
In this hybrid RPG/idol simulation, five idols wield Sound Weapons against the dark forces of the world. Build up an arsenal of attacks, get the crowd’s pulse racing with extraordinary skills, and then get them on their feet with a live performance!
Key Features
1. Every fight is a performance, so give the audience what they want! Enter “Concert Mode” and get boosts from your music, as well as be able to fill up your Voltage Gauge faster to perform special skills.
2. Customize your idols’ outfits, accessories, hair, and more! But watch out – hits from enemies can cause a “Costume Break”, which will compromise their outfits and leave them vulnerable to more damage!
3. Sing your enemies right into the grave with the “Harmonics” system! Create deadly super chains of attacks, using each idol’s skill in the right order to keep the pain coming!
4. Create performances for your idols and share them! Choreograph each routine and use the PlayStation®Camera to project yourself into the performance!


Project Root
Size: 328 MB
Price: US$9.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/Vita)
Paying homage to the classic SHMUP, Project Root throws players into the front lines of the rebellion to battle against a never ending collection of enemy aircraft, swarms of missile attacks, legions of tanks and engage in frenetic boss battles to strike at the root of the evil Prometheus Corp. Combatants have access to a plethora of ship upgrades, an arsenal of exploding, homing missiles, Cluster Rockets and gigantic lasers to bolster defenses.


Tropico 5
Size: 2.4 GB
Price: US$59.99
• The Eras - Start your reign during colonial times, survive the World Wars and the Great Depression, be a dictator during the Cold War, and advance your country to modern times and beyond.

• The Dynasty - Each member of El Presidente’s extended family is present on the island and may be appointed as a ruler, a manager, an ambassador or a general.

• Research and Renovate - Advance your nation by discovering new buildings, technologies and resources.

• Advanced trade system and trade fleet - Amass a global trade fleet and use your ships to secure trade routes to neighboring islands or world superpowers.

• Explore your island - Discover what lies beyond the fog of war.

• All new art - All artwork has been re-designed from scratch to provide Tropico 5 with a unique visual identity. Choose from over 100 buildings from each of the individual eras.


Playstation 3 Games

Paranormal Pursuit The Gifted One
Size: 1.5 GB
Price: US$14.99
Every second counts in this breathtaking paranormal adventure! Lives are on the line as you race to keep a young boy with psychic abilities from falling into the hands of an evil politician. To evade the henchman sent to kill you and kidnap the child, you'll have to find cleverly hidden objects and solve cunning puzzles using the boy's abilities to manipulate time and matter. Each chapter in Paranormal Pursuit ends with a nail-biting escape sequence during which you must make the right choices to avoid capture.
Your courage will be rewarded with a bonus adventure in which you investigate strange events on a remote island. What you finds there will suggest the Paranormal Adventure saga is far from over.
RISK PS3
Size: 1.4 GB
Price: US$9.99
Modern combat meets RISK - the classic game of global domination. RISK steps into the near future with modern armies. Using the 2010 rules as standard, Risk offers an exciting strategic experience. Direct the war from your high-tech control room, fighting on the classic map layout on 3D Deploy tanks, planes and infantry… All in the modern warfare twist on the classic game of global domination! Online league play allows you to compete with people from around the world.
Playstation Vita Games

Broken Age
Size: 2.1 GB
Price: US$24.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/Vita)
Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.

Key Features:

- Pointing
- Clicking
- Original soundtrack, composed by Peter McConnell, recorded by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
- All-star voice cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Jennifer Hale, Masasa Moyo, Wil Wheaton, and Pendleton Ward
- Dialog Trees!
- Some jokes. Unless you don't think they're funny, in which case we totally weren't trying to be funny
- A whole bunch of awesome PUZZLES
- This one really hard puzzle that you won't get but you'll look it up online and not tell anybody
- All your hopes and dreams
Project Root
Size: 328 MB
Price: US$9.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/Vita)
Paying homage to the classic SHMUP, Project Root throws players into the front lines of the rebellion to battle against a never ending collection of enemy aircraft, swarms of missile attacks, legions of tanks and engage in frenetic boss battles to strike at the root of the evil Prometheus Corp. Combatants have access to a plethora of ship upgrades, an arsenal of exploding, homing missiles, Cluster Rockets and gigantic lasers to bolster defenses.
Sketchcross
Size: 325 MB
Price: US$7.99
Sketchcross is a Nonogram logic picture puzzle game. Get ready for the satisfaction of solving 50 mind numbing puzzles spanning from small 5 x 5 puzzles all the way up to the extra large 30 x 30 puzzles. Compare your time with a world or friends on the leaderboards. Challenge yourself with Frenzy mode, randomly generated small puzzles, each with a 30 second time limit.


Playstation 4 DLC with Trophies

Zen Pinball 2
• "Star Wars Rebels"
Trophies: 1 (1 Bronze)
Price: US$2.99
Join the cunning Rebel crew of the Ghost starship as they embark on their journey to become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. These few alone are brave enough to defy the evil Empire on this unique pinball table based on Star Wars Rebels™!


Playstation 3 DLC with Trophies

Star Wars Pinball
• "Star Wars Rebels"
Trophies: 3 (3 Bronze)
Price: US$2.99
Join the cunning Rebel crew of the Ghost starship as they embark on their journey to become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. These few alone are brave enough to defy the evil Empire on this unique pinball table based on Star Wars Rebels™!
Zen Pinball 2 PS3
• "Star Wars Rebels"
Trophies: 1 (1 Bronze)
Price: US$2.99
Join the cunning Rebel crew of the Ghost starship as they embark on their journey to become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. These few alone are brave enough to defy the evil Empire on this unique pinball table based on Star Wars Rebels™!
Playstation Vita DLC with Trophies

Star Wars Pinball Vita
• "Star Wars Rebels"
Trophies: 3 (3 Bronze)
Price: US$2.99
Join the cunning Rebel crew of the Ghost starship as they embark on their journey to become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. These few alone are brave enough to defy the evil Empire on this unique pinball table based on Star Wars Rebels™!
Zen Pinball 2 Vita
• "Star Wars Rebels"
Trophies: 1 (1 Bronze)
Price: US$2.99
Join the cunning Rebel crew of the Ghost starship as they embark on their journey to become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. These few alone are brave enough to defy the evil Empire on this unique pinball table based on Star Wars Rebels™!
Playstation 4 DLC without Trophies

Battlefield Hardline
• "Ultimate Shortcut Bundle" - $49.99
• "Gear Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Player Shortcut Bundle" - $24.99
• "Enforcer Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Mechanic Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Operator Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Professional Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Vehicle Shortcut" - $24.99

Call of Duty Black Ops III
• "Season Pass" - $49.99

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
• "Costume Catalog 3" - Free
• "Showstoppers Encore Set" - $11.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Christie" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Helena" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Lisa" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Mila" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Nyotengu" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Phase 4" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Rachel" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Tina" - $1.99
Showstoppers Encore 1

Showstoppers Encore 2


DRIVECLUB
• "Evolution Livery Pack" - $0.99
• "Evolution Tour Pack" - $1.99
• "Ferrari LaFerrari" - $3.49
• "Rimac Automobili Concept_One" - Free
• "Turbocharged Expansion Pack" - $5.99
• "Turbocharged Livery Pack" - $0.99

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires: Free Alliances Version (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)
• "Edit Parts – Female Equipment 6" - $4.99
• "Edit Parts – Female Equipment 7" - $5.99
• "Edit Parts – Female Equipment 8" - $5.99
• "Edit Parts – Male Equipment 6" - $4.99
• "Edit Parts – Male Equipment 7" - $4.99
• "Edit Parts – Male Equipment 8" - $5.99
• "Edit Voice 5" - $1.99

LittleBigPlanet 3
• "Adventure Time Costume Pack" - $5.99
• "Adventure Time: Cosmic Owl Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time: Finn The Human Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time: Gunter Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time: The Ice King Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time: Jake The Dog Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time Level Creator Kit" - $4.99


Minecraft PS4
• "The Simpsons Skin Pack" - $3.99
Simpsons 1

Simpsons 2

Simpsons 3

Simpsons 4


Omega Quintet
• "Angel Wing" - $0.99
• "Arcanium Power Pack" - $0.99
• "Arcanium Power Pack 2" - $0.99
• "Arcanium Power Pack 3" - $0.99
• "Avenger’s Spear" - $0.99
• "Character Appreciation" - $1.99
• "Chocolate Mint Lover" - $0.99
• "Coin Power Pack" - $0.99
• "Coin Power Pack 2" - $0.99
• "Complete Mad Encyclopedia" - Free
• "Ep Power Pack" - $0.99
• "Ep Power Pack 2" - $0.99
• "Ep Power Pack 3" - $0.99
• "First Verse Maiden War" - Free
• "Flying Fists" - $0.99
• "Fourth Verse Maiden War" - Free
• "Full Gallery Unlocked" - $1.99
• "Happy Geisha" - $0.99
• "Lights Camera Action!" - $0.99
• "Marching Idol Gear" - $0.99
• "Mega Rifle" - $0.99
• "New Attachment Set" - $0.99
• "New Protector Set" - $0.99
• "Plushy Cat Paw Hammer" - $0.99
• "Rare Armor Set" - $0.99
• "Robotic Idol Gear" - $0.99
• "Second Verse Maiden War" - Free
• "Third Verse Maiden War" - Free
• "Verse Maiden Beginner Pack 1" - Free
• "Verse Maiden Beginner Pack 2" - Free
• "Verse Maiden Beginner Pack 3" - Free
• "Wealth Pack" - $0.99
• "Wealth Pack 2" - $0.99
• "Wealth Pack 3" - $1.99

Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Dethklok Song Pack" - $7.99
• "Dethklok – Awaken" - $2.99
• "Dethklok – Go Into the Water" - $2.99
• "Dethklok – Thunderhorse" - $2.99


Toukiden Kiwami
• "Armor Zhao Yun and Wang Yuanji Set" - $1.99

Tropico 5
• "Hostile Takeover" - $9.99

Playstation 3 DLC without Trophies

Battlefield Hardline PS3
• "Ultimate Shortcut Bundle" - $49.99
• "Gear Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Player Shortcut Bundle" - $24.99
• "Enforcer Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Mechanic Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Operator Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Professional Shortcut" - $6.99
• "Vehicle Shortcut" - $24.99

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round PS3
• "Costume Catalog 3" - Free
• "Showstoppers Encore Set" - $11.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Christie" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Helena" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Lisa" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Mila" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Nyotengu" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Phase 4" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Rachel" - $1.99
• "Showstoppers Encore Tina" - $1.99

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires: Free Alliances Version (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)
• "Edit Parts – Female Equipment 6" - $4.99
• "Edit Parts – Female Equipment 7" - $5.99
• "Edit Parts – Female Equipment 8" - $5.99
• "Edit Parts – Male Equipment 6" - $4.99
• "Edit Parts – Male Equipment 7" - $4.99
• "Edit Parts – Male Equipment 8" - $5.99
• "Edit Voice 5" - $1.99

LittleBigPlanet 3 PS3
• "Adventure Time Costume Pack" - $5.99
• "Adventure Time: Cosmic Owl Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time: Finn The Human Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time: Gunter Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time: The Ice King Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time: Jake The Dog Costume" - $1.99
• "Adventure Time Level Creator Kit" - $4.99

Minecraft
• "The Simpsons Skin Pack" - $3.99
Simpsons 5

Simpsons 6

Simpsons 7

Simpsons 8


Rocksmith 2014 Edition PS3
• "Dethklok Song Pack" - $7.99
• "Dethklok – Awaken" - $2.99
• "Dethklok – Go Into the Water" - $2.99
• "Dethklok – Thunderhorse" - $2.99

Playstation Vita DLC without Trophies

Minecraft Vita
• "The Simpsons Skin Pack" - $3.99
Simpsons 9

Simpsons 10

Simpsons 11


Toukiden Kiwami
• "Armor Zhao Yun and Wang Yuanji Set" - $1.99

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

Fat Princess
HOARD
The King of Fighters 96
MX vs ATV: Untamed
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails

Demos

Brawl - download here
Are you ready to face your darkest fears... with a bomb in your hand?

Step into the darkness of The Emporium with 8 unique characters, each with a rich back story and a surprising plot-twist. Fight your way to the end using different play styles, from pure brutality as a Wrestler to hiding in shadows as an elusive Thief.

Play with up to 4 players on Multiplayer Mode with 20+ interactive maps. Fight against your opponents and environmental hazards in 5 game modes, featuring Sumo, Color Domination and Classic Brawl. Team up with a friend and take a challenge on 3 different Challenge Modes. Use powerups to upgrade your bombs and be even more deadly than usual.
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.