NA Playstation Store Update: May 19th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith,
There may not be much in the way of new titles this week, but there are some gems amongst them. The Playstation 4 highlight is The Witcher 3, although both PS4 and PS3 players can go for the more sedate Farming Simulator 15 if CD Projekt's RPG sounds too strenuous. Vita players get the latest in the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise, although an isometric shooter also appears after a release in Europe last month. There is trophy bearing DLC from Life Is Strange and plenty of DLC without trophies. Here's the list:

Playstation 4 Pre-Orders

Assassins Creed Syndicate
Price: US$59.99
Release date: October 23rd
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out: - Assassin's Creed Syndicate Theme

PRE-ORDER NOW AND GET THE DARWIN & DICKENS CONSPIRACY MISSION - Enter the inner sanctums of London’s most influential men. Defend Charles Darwin from those who seek to silence him. And help a friend of author Charles Dickens keep a secret that could get him killed.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

London, 1868. The Industrial Revolution unleashes an age of invention, transforming the lives of millions with technologies once thought impossible. But industrialization only fattens the purses of a privileged few, while workers struggle to survive in the factories that make London the beating heart of the global economy— until an Assassin rallies to their defense, sparking an epic conflict that will echo throughout history. Create the world’s first organized crime family. Conquer the streets of London. Bring the ruling class to their knees. And rise to lead the London underworld in a visceral adventure unlike anything you've played before.
Assassins Creed Syndicate Gold Edition
Price: US$89.99
Release date: October 23rd
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate Theme

PRE-ORDER NOW AND GET THE DARWIN & DICKENS CONSPIRACY MISSION - Enter the inner sanctums of London’s most influential men. Defend Charles Darwin from those who seek to silence him. And help a friend of author Charles Dickens keep a secret that could get him killed.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

London, 1868. The Industrial Revolution unleashes an age of invention, transforming the lives of millions with technologies once thought impossible. But industrialization only fattens the purses of a privileged few, while workers struggle to survive in the factories that make London the beating heart of the global economy— until an Assassin rallies to their defense, sparking an epic conflict that will echo throughout history. Create the world’s first organized crime family. Conquer the streets of London. Bring the ruling class to their knees. And rise to lead the London underworld in a visceral adventure unlike anything you've played before.

Gold Edition includes game and Season Pass- featuring a major expansion plus digital content and exclusives.
EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR
Price: US$59.99
Release date: July 14th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- EA SPORTS™ Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR® Theme

Pre-order your copy of EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR today and get TPC Scottsdale, host of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Play on 07-14-2015, Midnight Eastern Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

Golf without limits in EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR. Usher in the next generation of golf with the power of the Frostbite 3 engine and play the most beautiful sports game to date with no load times, enabling you to explore authentic tournament courses or unique fantasy environments, opening up your golf experience like never before. Don’t just play the course, explore it!
Pre-order your copy of EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR today and get TPC Scottsdale, host of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Madden NFL 16
Price: US$59.99
Release date: August 25th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- MADDEN NFL 16 THEME

Pre-order now to receive 10 Pro Packs and the pre-order exclusive Playmaker Pack! Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.

Play on 08-25-2015, Midnight Eastern Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW."

Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.
Madden NFL 16 Deluxe Edition
Price: US$69.99
Release date: August 25th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- MADDEN NFL 16 THEME

Pre-order now to receive 32 Pro Packs and the pre-order exclusive Playmaker Pack! Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.

Play on 08-25-2015, Midnight Eastern Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.
Madden NFL 16 Super Deluxe Edition
Price: US$99.99
Release date: August 25th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- MADDEN NFL 16 THEME

Pre-order now to receive 32 Premium Packs (or similar) and the pre-order exclusive Playmaker Pack! Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.

Play on 08-25-2015, Midnight Eastern Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW."

Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.
Playstation 4 Games

Aces of the Luftwaffe
Size: 135 MB
Price: $4.99
YOU have to show what you’re made of as the war over Europe is in full swing. Fight waves of Axis planes and panzers until you hit the boss enemies – the ACES OF THE LUFTWAFFE.

It is the darkest hour for England. The Axis are sending their best into the Battle of Britain, and only a handful of brave pilots are left to destroy them. Get into your war plane and don’t let go of the trigger before each and every enemy has been blown out of the skies! But even if you vanquish the notorious Aces of the Luftwaffe, are you prepared to take the fight to the mainland?

Will YOU foil the occult plans of the Luftwaffe to spread darkness over England?
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Arcade Archives Terra Cresta
Size: 18.4 MB
Price: $7.99
'TERRA CRESTA' is a shooting game that was released from Nihon Bussan in 1985.
Players recapture parts that have been left in the ground. Intercept the enemy in formation attack and aim to the space devil Mandora.

'Arcade Archives series' has faithfully reproduce the masterpiece of arcade games for PS4™ system. Also support PS4™ system features.
Players can share play screens and video with the SHARE feature, and players can also compete with other players for score online ranking.
Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.


Farming Simulator 15
Size: 2.8 GB
Price: $49.99
Welcome to the new generation of Farming Simulator!

With a brand new graphics and physics engine, Farming Simulator 15 offers an immense open world filled with details and visual effects! In multiplayer online, or in solo, manage and develop your own farm: harvesting, animal husbandry (cows, chicken and sheep), sales of fresh products, investment in new and more powerful vehicles or tools… Discover also the new activity in Farming Simulator 15: woodcutting, and its selection of entirely dedicated vehicles and tools!
Across hundreds of acres of land offered by the new Nordic environment, and a renovated North American environment, use and drive over 140 authentic vehicles and farming tools, including exclusive vehicles, from over 40 most famous manufacturers: New Holland, Ponsse, Case IH, Deutz-Fahr… In multiplayer, grow your farm online with other players to boost your productivity!


The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
Size: 28.8 GB
Price: $59.99
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game, set in a visually stunning fantasy universe, full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you are a professional monster hunter, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.

Features:

Play as a Highly Trained Monster Slayer for Hire
Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength and reflexes, witchers are a distrusted counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live.

Explore a Morally Indifferent Fantasy Open World
Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth and complexity.

Chase Down the Child of Prophecy
Take on the most important contract to track down the child of prophecy, a key to save or destroy the world.


The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt + Expansion Pass
Size: 28.8 GB
Price: $84.99
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as the professional monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy.

This version of the game includes the Expansion Pass, containing two new epic adventures.

Hearts of Stone will take Geralt on an all-new 10-hour adventure into the wilds of No Man’s Land and the nooks and alleys of Oxenfurt, where he’ll try to complete a contract from the mysterious Man of Glass.

Blood and Wine, a 20-hour tale that will introduce the all-new in-game region of Toussaint, will take Geralt to a land untainted by war, where a bloody secret awaits.

The Expansion Pass offers gamers new content, gear and foes, and will feature characters both new and dearly missed.

Hearts of Stone will premiere in October, while Blood and Wine is slated for release Q1 2016.
Playstation 3 Pre-Orders

Madden NFL 16 PS3
Price: US$59.99
Release date: August 25th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- MADDEN NFL 16 THEME

Pre-order now to receive 10 Pro Packs and the pre-order exclusive Playmaker Pack! Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.

Play on 08-25-2015, Midnight Eastern Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.
Madden NFL 16 PS3 Deluxe Edition
Price: US$69.99
Release date: August 25th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- MADDEN NFL 16 THEME

Pre-order now to receive 32 Pro Packs and the pre-order exclusive Playmaker Pack! Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.

Play on 08-25-2015, Midnight Eastern Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.
Madden NFL 16 PS3 Super Deluxe Edition
Price: US$99.99
Release date: August 25th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- MADDEN NFL 16 THEME

Pre-order now to receive 32 Premium Packs (or similar) and the pre-order exclusive Playmaker Pack! Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.

Play on 08-25-2015, Midnight Eastern Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16 with all-new controls that allow you to dominate in the battle for air supremacy.
Playstation 3 Games

Farming Simulator 15 PS3
Size: 402 MB
Price: $39.99
Welcome to the new generation of Farming Simulator!

With a brand new graphics and physics engine, Farming Simulator 15 offers an immense open world, filled with details and visual effects! Manage and develop your own farm: harvesting, animal husbandry (cows, chicken and sheep), sales of fresh products… Discover also the new activity in Farming Simulator 15: woodcutting, and its selection of entirely dedicated vehicles and tools!
Across hundreds of acres of land offered by the new Nordic environment, and a renovated North American environment, use and drive over 125 authentic vehicles and farming tools, from over 40 most famous manufacturers: New Holland, Ponsse, Case IH, Deutz-Fahr… The benefits of your exploitation will allow you to develop and invest in new and more powerful vehicles or tools.
Starlight Inception
Size: 5.1 GB
Price: $22.99 (Cross-Buy PS3/Vita)
One hundred years from tomorrow...World War IV has erupted across the star system and you assume the role of a spacefighter pilot in the middle of the action.! Do you have what it takes to join the United Star Force and defend Earth and it's colonies from the relentless marauders of the Non-Aligned Nations? With a selection of over thirty spacefighters, bombers and transports and a complement of weapons and equipment at your disposal, can you take the fight to the enemy and win the war?

STARLIGHT INCEPTION is a 1st / 3rd person space combat experience with elements of exploration. Features include fighter based combat that takes you from space to the surface of planets and moons, an immersive single-player story-based campaign, a single player 3D tower defense campaign, splitscreen and online multiplayer modes. Between combat operations, explore the decks of your mothership, in a first person mode.

Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3™ system and “PS Vita” system versions!
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Playstation Vita Games

Alien Shooter (Vita)
Size: 113 MB
Price: $7.99
Sinister hordes of bloodthirsty aliens have infiltrated our world! Take on the role of a soldier and head to a secret military laboratory to end this invasion! You'll have a ragtag arsenal at your disposal, everything from pistols to with machine-guns and high-caliber blasters. Keep your eyes open: you never know what's waiting around the corner...
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Doodle God Vita / Doodle Devil & Doodle Kingdom (Vita)
Size: 249 MB
Price: $14.99
Doodle God
Mix different elements to create your own universe in Doodle God! Starting from a single microorganism, create animals, tools, and even armies! Unleash your inner god with Doodle God™!

Doodle Devil
Embrace your dark side! While Doodle God was creating the universe, Doodle Devil was also having some fun. The same addictive, puzzle game play that made Doodle God a hit is back but with an evil twist.

Doodle Kingdom
It’s time to get MEDIEVAL! From the creators of the award winning puzzle games Doodle God & Doodle Devil, comes a fantasy brain-teaser where you can quest as a Dragon Breeder, Warlock and Knight!
Hyperdimension Neptunia U Action Unleashed
Size: 1.5 GB
Price: $39.99
Prepare yourself for a whirlwind of 3D hack ‘n’ slash action! Help these Gamindustri gals fight through frenzies of enemies using extravagant skills and custom combinations of aerial and ground attacks!
Key Features
1. Hack ‘n’ slash through waves of enemies, creating crazy chain combos both on the ground and in the air, and finish them off with some mind-blasting skills!
2. With the Dual System, you can switch between two characters on the battlefield. Balance out each character’s strengths and weaknesses to create the ultimate battle duo!
3. The heat of battle can cause some wear and tear on your outfits. When you experience a “Costume Break,” your outfits will tear, lowering your defense but increasing your critical rate and EXE Drive Gauge. The road to comebacks is paved with ripped fabric!
4. Fill up the EXE Drive Gauge in order to clear the room with two tiers of special attacks, and you might just get a helping hand from your friend later on to perform some super special attacks!

Some functions and features may not be available on PlayStation®TV.
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Playstation 4 DLC with Trophies

Life Is Strange
• "Episode 3"
Trophies: 12 (12 Bronze)
Price: US$4.99
Max and Chloe’s investigation into Rachel Amber’s disappearance lead them to break into Blackwell Academy after dark, searching for answers. It’s here they discover that Rachel kept many secrets and was not the person Chloe thought she knew. Max meanwhile discovers she has a new power that brings with it some devastating consequences.

Life Is Strange Chaos Theory is part three of a five part series that sets out to revolutionize story based choice and consequence games.

Features
- A beautifully written modern adventure game.
- Rewind time to change the course of events.
- Multiple endings depending on the choices you make.
- Striking, hand-painted visuals.
- Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack.


Playstation 3 DLC with Trophies

Life Is Strange PS3
• "Episode 3"
Trophies: 12 (12 Bronze)
Price: US$4.99
Max and Chloe’s investigation into Rachel Amber’s disappearance lead them to break into Blackwell Academy after dark, searching for answers. It’s here they discover that Rachel kept many secrets and was not the person Chloe thought she knew. Max meanwhile discovers she has a new power that brings with it some devastating consequences.

Life Is Strange Chaos Theory is part three of a five part series that sets out to revolutionize story based choice and consequence games.

Features
- A beautifully written modern adventure game.
- Rewind time to change the course of events.
- Multiple endings depending on the choices you make.
- Striking, hand-painted visuals.
- Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack.
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Playstation 4 DLC without Trophies

Battlefield Hardline
• "Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Upgrade" - $19.99

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
• "DOA5LR Costume Catalog LR09" - FREE
• "DOA5LR Fighter Force Costume Set" - $22.99
• "Fighter Force Ayane" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Christie" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Hayabusa" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Hayate" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Hitomi" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Honoka" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Kasumi" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Kokoro" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Leifang" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Marie Rose" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Mila" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Momiji" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Nyotengu" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Raidou" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Tina" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Zack" - $1.99

Destiny
• "Expansion II: House of Wolves" - $19.99
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House of Wolves 2

House of Wolves 3

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)
• "Edit Parts – Equipment Kimono" - $0.99

Farming Simulator 15
• "Lamborghini Nitro 120" - $0.99

LittleBigPlanet 3
• "Octodad: Dadliest Catch Costume" - $1.99
Octodad

• "Thomas Was Alone Mini Pack" - $2.99
Thomas Was Alone

• "Velocity 2X Costume" - $1.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)
Velocity 2X

Mortal Kombat X
• "Kold War Pack" - $3.99

Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Slayer Song Pack" - $11.99
• "Slayer – Angel of Death" - $2.99
• "Slayer – Dead Skin Mask" - $2.99
• "Slayer – Raining Blood" - $2.99
• "Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss" - $2.99
• "Slayer – South of Heaven" - $2.99

Warframe
• "Renown Pack V" - $9.99

Playstation 3 DLC without Trophies

Battlefield Hardline PS3
• "Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Upgrade" - $19.99

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round PS3
• "DOA5LR Costume Catalog LR09" - FREE
• "DOA5LR Fighter Force Costume Set" - $22.99
• "Fighter Force Ayane" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Christie" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Hayabusa" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Hayate" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Hitomi" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Honoka" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Kasumi" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Kokoro" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Leifang" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Marie Rose" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Mila" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Momiji" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Nyotengu" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Raidou" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Tina" - $1.99
• "Fighter Force Zack" - $1.99
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Fighter Force 2

Destiny
• "Expansion II: House of Wolves" - $19.99

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)
• "Edit Parts – Equipment Kimono" - $0.99

Farming Simulator 15 PS3
• "Lamborghini Nitro 120" - $0.99

LittleBigPlanet 3 PS3
• "Velocity 2X Costume" - $1.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3)

The Pinball Arcade PS3
• "Earthshaker Pinball Table" - $4.99
• "Earthshaker Pro Table Pack" - $7.99
• "Earthshaker Pro Upgrade" - $3.99
• "Party Zone Pinball Table" - $4.99
• "Party Zone Pro Table Pack" - $7.99
• "Party Zone Pro Upgrade" - $3.99
• "Starship Troopers Pinball Table" - $4.99
• "Starship Troopers Pro Table Pack" - $7.99
• "Starship Troopers Pro Upgrade" - $3.99
• "The Addams Family Pinball Table" - $4.99
• "The Addams Family Pro Table Pack" - $7.99
• "The Addams Family Pro Upgrade" - $3.99

Rocksmith 2014 Edition PS3
• "Slayer Song Pack" - $11.99
• "Slayer – Angel of Death" - $2.99
• "Slayer – Dead Skin Mask" - $2.99
• "Slayer – Raining Blood" - $2.99
• "Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss" - $2.99
• "Slayer – South of Heaven" - $2.99

Playstation Vita DLC without Trophies

Alien Shooter (Vita)
• "A Fight for Life" - $3.99
• "An Experiment" - $3.99

Hyperdimension Neptunia U Action Unleashed
• "Bonus Quest" - $0.99
• "Dengekiko’s Swimsuit" - FREE
• "Difficult Quest" - $0.99
• "Exciting Swimsuit Set" - FREE
• "Famitsu’s Swimsuit" - FREE
• "Mage’s Gift Vol. 1" - FREE
• "Mage’s Gift Vol. 2" - FREE

The Pinball Arcade Vita
• "Earthshaker Pinball Table" - $4.99
• "Earthshaker Pro Table Pack" - $7.99
• "Earthshaker Pro Upgrade" - $3.99
• "Party Zone Pinball Table" - $4.99
• "Party Zone Pro Table Pack" - $7.99
• "Party Zone Pro Upgrade" - $3.99
• "Phantom of the Opera Pinball Table" - $4.99
• "Phantom of the Opera Table Pack" - $7.99
• "Phantom of the Opera Upgrade" - $3.99
• "Season Four Bundle" - $29.99
• "Season Four Pro" - $39.99
• "Season Four Pro Upgrade" - $9.99
• "Starship Troopers Pinball Table" - $4.99
• "Starship Troopers Pro Table Pack" - $7.99
• "Starship Troopers Pro Upgrade" - $3.99
• "The Addams Family Pinball Table" - $4.99
• "The Addams Family Pro Table Pack" - $7.99
• "The Addams Family Pro Upgrade" - $3.99

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

Derricks Cabinet
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Okabu
StarDrone
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.