NA Playstation Store Update: August 18th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith,
Playstation 4

Pre-Orders

Blood Bowl 2
Price: US$49.99
Release date: September 22nd, 2015
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- BLOOD BOWL 2 THEME

Pre-order now on PlayStation®Store !

Play on 09-22-2015, Midnight Pacific Time.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

TOUCHDOWN!

Blood Bowl 2 smashes Warhammer and American football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humor and brutality, adapted from Games Workshop’s famous boardgame.
Blood Bowl 2’s new graphics engine and high-flying realization faithfully portray the fury and intensity of classic Blood Bowl matches. Lead the famous star team Reikland Reavers back to glory, in a new solo story campaign supported by the hilarious commentators Jim & Bob. Each match is unique, with unexpected events constantly renewing the experience!

The single and multiplayer modes are richer than ever. In the online persistent mode against players (or offline against the AI), create and manage your own teams comprised of eight races from the Warhammer world – Humans, Orcs, Dwarfs, Skaven, High Elves, Dark Elves, Chaos, and the Bretonnian newcomers – gaining XP and unlocking new skills. Online, organize entirely customizable championships and trade your players to build your dream-team!
New Games

Adventures of Pip
Size: 163 MB
Price: $14.99
Adventures of Pip revitalizes the classic side-scrolling action platform genre. Pip -- the ultimate digital underdog – is a lowly single pixel in a 32-bit world who proves that you can’t judge a hero by the fidelity of his shaders. During the game, Pip gains the ability to evolve and grow by absorbing pixels from his fallen foes. Those same pixels can then be used to blast through environmental puzzles and enemies, devolving Pip back to a single pixel. Players will explore five stylized worlds and experience up to 10 hours of epic adventure saving Pip’s village from the evil Queen DeRezzia.

Inspired by classic platformers, Adventures of Pip basks in a world where players can defeat a huge 32-bit boss as a single pixel or even as an 8-bit character.

With three different forms, evolve and devolve Pip to solve puzzles and defeat enemies each with their own weakness and strength that must be unraveled throughout the campaign.
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Arcade Archives Bomb Jack
Size: 17.8 MB
Price: $7.99
'BOMB JACK' is an action game that was released by Tehkan (Koei Tecmo Games) in 1984.
Players control 'Jack', a superhero who can leap and glide, to collect all bombs in game stages.

The 'Arcade Archives' series has faithfully reproduced the masterpieces of classic arcade games on the PS4™ system while taking advantage of the additional features the PS4™ system offers.
Players can share play screens and video with the SHARE feature, and can also compete with other players online to improve your standing on the online score ranking leaderboard.
Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.


Curses 'N' Chaos
Size: 176 MB
Price: $9.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/Vita)
In this 2D Arena-Brawler world, there is only one law: fight or die! The Wizard King has cursed Lea and Leo, the fiercest fighters in the land! Now living under the shadow of death, they're hounded by ghouls and hunted by the grim reaper itself! To lift the curse, you must concoct the legendary Elixir of Life! But there's only one way to get the ingredients... FIGHT MONSTERS!

But punching and kicking is not all you can do! Assisted by Allison the Alchemist, you can craft potions and summons to heal, create weapons and even marshal elemental powers at your command!

Put up your dukes! Bring a friend along! The Wizard King's undead knights and monsters are not ready for the mayhem you'll unleash on them!
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DC Universe Online Free-to-Play with Shield Weapon
Size: 21.1 GB
Price: FREE
DC Universe™ Online is Free-to-Play! Join thousands of other players in a massive online action game set in the popular DC Comics universe. Create and customize your own powerful Hero or Villain and experience true action combat as you fight alongside and against legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, The Joker and Lex Luthor. Become a part of our thriving community at DCUniverseOnline.com! Please note the download could take several hours, but it's worth the wait!Giana Sisters: Dream Runners
Size: 1.1 GB
Price: $9.99
Run and jump, dash and smash, daze and teleport, morph and cannon… oh you get the idea: mess with your opponents!

The game pits up to four players (or AI opponents) against each other in local and online competition, speed-running for the finish in an effort to push each other off the screen with the help of boosters and power-ups.
Switch the level layout on the fly as you rush through dreamgates. Collect gems to fill your speed booster and use your power-ups to knock out the other players and claim victory!

Key features:
• Competitive pick-up-and-play platforming game
• Supports a party of up to four simultaneous local & online players
• Be faster than your opponents, push them off the screen and win!
• Use your arsenal of boosters and power-ups to blast your opponents off track
• Dual soundtrack: Chris Huelsbeck along with Swedish heavy metal legend Machinae Supremacy
• Four unlockable bonus characters
• Nine levels to race


Helldivers SUPER-EARTH ULTIMATE EDITION
Size: 4.0 GB
Price: $39.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
HELLDIVERS™ SUPER-EARTH ULTIMATE EDITION includes the full game, Masters Of The Galaxy and Turning Up The Heat expansions, 11 DLC packs, and a bonus weapons pack.

HELLDIVERS™ is a hardcore, cooperative, twin stick shooter from the creators of Magicka. As part of the elite unit called the HELLDIVERS, players must work together to protect SUPER EARTH and defeat the enemies of mankind in an intense intergalactic war.
• Up to 4 player co-op across the PS4™, PS3™ & 'PS Vita' systems
• Upgrade and operate over 70+ overpowered weapons and vehicles
• Rise through the ranks and call in devastating military support
• Community-driven galactic campaign
• Cross-Play, Cross-Chat, Cross-Save, and Cross-Buy
• 100+ hours of gameplay


Pure Hold’em
Size: 971 MB
Price: $19.99
Starting at the Jokers table on the floor of the vibrant casino work your way up to the esteemed Aces and Masters tables in the VIP penthouse.
Buy your way into a game with earned credits, play your blinds, or go all in – whatever it takes to steal the pot and win the game.
If Lady Luck is on your side, you could win big and get the chance to enter a higher level table. The higher you go, the higher the stakes and the bigger the pot.
With full online multiplayer support – you can choose to create a tournament with up to 7 friends or join an open table with other players looking for a quick poker fix.
Are you all in?


The Bridge
Size: 332 MB
Price: $9.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.

* 48 thought-provoking puzzles, each unique from the rest, all requiring an innovative solution.
* Gravity manipulations, gravitational vortexes, parallel dimensions, and many more mind-bending concepts in a world where the laws of physics are not what they seem.
* M. C. Escher-esque worlds with impossible architecture set in the style of beautifully hand-drawn black-and-white lithographic art.


Volume
Size: 814 MB
Price: $19.99
WELCOME, TO THE VOLUME

An arsenal of gadgets await discovery in a quest to rob from the rich and give to the unheard. Sneaking, distracting, avoiding. Locksley is never seen, and seldom heard. As he grows in popularity and notoriety, so will his inventory.

Every level of the game can be remixed, added to and expanded upon. The community are free to build their own challenges, even releasing their own takes on the core levels. Volume will evolve, warp and grow as players make their mark on Locksley's legend.

Key Features

– 100 levels of unapologetic stealth action featuring a suite of gadgets for use to avoid, distract and evade detection.

– Full set of content creation tools to build and share your own levels with the world.

– Starring Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings), Danny Wallace (Thomas Was Alone) and Charlie McDonnell (charlieissocoollike)


ZOMBI
Size: 20.7 GB
Price: $19.99
London is falling. How long will you survive? The nail-biting survival experience of ZombiU™ is now available on the PS4™ system. Test your will to survive, but beware: one wrong move can cause you to lose everything.
PURE SURVIVAL HORROR
Resources are scarce, your enemies are numerous, and you never know when you’ll find more weapons, ammo, first aid, or food. How you allocate the resources determines if you live or die.
WITH PERMADEATH, EVERYTHING IS AT STAKE
Survival is not guaranteed. Once you die, your character joins the horde of undead shambling through London. You’ll come back as an entirely new character and try to survive, again.
BUG-OUT BAG
Your bug-out bag holds all your tools, inventory, first aid kits, maps, and more. Don’t get distracted, as zombies can attack you at any moment. If you die, your bag stays with your old character, who is now a zombie. Will you risk it all to get your bag back, or start scavenging anew?


DLC with Trophies

Batman: Arkham Knight
• "1989 Movie Batmobile Pack"
Trophies: 1 (1 Silver)
Price: $1.99
Battle through the streets of Gotham City with the 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack. This pack includes the Batman skin and Batmobile from the 1989 film ‘Batman’ as well as two racetracks inspired by the film's sequel.


Tales from the Borderlands
• "Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo"
Trophies: 7 (3 Bronze, 4 Silver)
Price: $4.99
Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 1: Zer0 Sum required sold separately.

Episode four of a five part episodic game series set in the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.


DLC without Trophies

Batman: Arkham Knight
• "Bat-Family Skin Pack" - $1.99

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess
• "Humiliating Trap: Octopus Arm" - $2.99

• "Rachel Pack" - $7.99

Helldivers
• "Reinforcements Mega Bundle" - $24.99

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos
• "Volume 2 Bundle" - $8.49
• "Beast Hands" - $0.99
• "Bunny" - $2.99
• "Cool Short ‘Do" - $1.99
• "Cowboy Hat" - $0.99
• "Gagaga Ribbon" - $0.99
• "Long Ponytail" - $1.99
• "Ponytail Wig" - $0.99
• "Rider Belt" - $0.99
• "Rider Scarf" - $0.99
• "Straight Pigtails" - $1.99
• "Voluminous Ponytail" - $1.99

Pure Hold’em
• "10,000 Credit Pack" - $2.99
• "100,000 Credit Pack" - $4.99
• "1,000,00 Credit Pack" - $5.99
• "10,000,00 Credit Pack" - $19.99

Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Hit Singles Song Pack" - $9.99
• "Def Leppard – Rock of Ages" - $2.99
• "Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way" - $2.99
• "Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl" - $2.99
• "Kansas – Dust in the Wind" - $2.99


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
• "New Game +" - FREE

Demos

Color Guardians - download here
An action-packed game with a whole spectrum of tricky obstacles, vibrant worlds, and dangerous hazards! Enjoy a new adventure across over 70 levels on both the PS4™ system and 'PS Vita' system with cross-buy and cross-save, and run, jump, dodge, and swap your own colors as you try to restore life to the world. Reach the top of the leaderboards and strive for a Platinum Trophy!

The world has been robbed of its color, and it's up to Rod, Lia and Grock to restore it. Can you guide them through a series of increasingly tricky stages? Color Guardians is easy to learn, but gets challenging in a hurry!

Features:
- Jump, switch lanes, and swap colors to stay ahead of over 70 stages
- Hunt for hidden unlockables including original music, character art, and special features
- Compete for high scores on the leaderboards and unlock a Platinum Trophy

Join the Color Guardians and restore life to the world!

Playstation 3

New Games

DC Universe Online (PS3) Free-to-Play with Shield Weapon
Size: 21.1 GB
Price: FREE
DC Universe™ Online is Free-to-Play! Join thousands of other players in a massive online action game set in the popular DC Comics universe. Create and customize your own powerful Hero or Villain and experience true action combat as you fight alongside and against legendary characters such as Batman, Superman, The Joker and Lex Luthor. Become a part of our thriving community at DCUniverseOnline.com! Please note the download could take several hours, but it's worth the wait!Helldivers SUPER-EARTH ULTIMATE EDITION
Size: 7.8 GB
Price: $39.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
HELLDIVERS™ SUPER-EARTH ULTIMATE EDITION includes the full game, Masters Of The Galaxy and Turning Up The Heat expansions, 11 DLC packs, and a bonus weapons pack.

HELLDIVERS™ is a hardcore, cooperative, twin stick shooter from the creators of Magicka. As part of the elite unit called the HELLDIVERS, players must work together to protect SUPER EARTH and defeat the enemies of mankind in an intense intergalactic war.
• Up to 4 player co-op across the PS4™, PS3™ & 'PS Vita' systems
• Upgrade and operate over 70+ overpowered weapons and vehicles
• Rise through the ranks and call in devastating military support
• Community-driven galactic campaign
• Cross-Play, Cross-Chat, Cross-Save, and Cross-Buy
• 100+ hours of gameplay
The Bridge
Size: 633 MB
Price: $9.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.

* 48 thought-provoking puzzles, each unique from the rest, all requiring an innovative solution.
* Gravity manipulations, gravitational vortexes, parallel dimensions, and many more mind-bending concepts in a world where the laws of physics are not what they seem.
* M. C. Escher-esque worlds with impossible architecture set in the style of beautifully hand-drawn black-and-white lithographic art.
DLC with Trophies

Tales from the Borderlands (PS3)
• "Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo"
Trophies: 7 (3 Bronze, 4 Silver)
Price: $4.99
Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 1: Zer0 Sum required sold separately.

Episode four of a five part episodic game series set in the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.
DLC without Trophies

Ace Combat Infinity
• "Extra Contract & Special Supply Ticket Set G" - $8.99
• "Stoked Fuel & Special Supply Ticket Set S" - $8.99
• "Stoked Fuel & Special Supply Ticket Set T" - $26.99
• "Stoked Fuel & Special Supply Ticket Set U" - $44.99

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess
• "Humiliating Trap: Octopus Arm" - $2.99
• "Rachel Pack" - $7.99

Helldivers
• "Reinforcements Mega Bundle" - $24.99

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (PS3)
• "Hit Singles Song Pack" - $9.99
• "Def Leppard – Rock of Ages" - $2.99
• "Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way" - $2.99
• "Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl" - $2.99
• "Kansas – Dust in the Wind" - $2.99


Playstation Vita

New Games

Curses 'N' Chaos
Size: 298 MB
Price: $9.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/Vita)
In this 2D Arena-Brawler world, there is only one law: fight or die! The Wizard King has cursed Lea and Leo, the fiercest fighters in the land! Now living under the shadow of death, they're hounded by ghouls and hunted by the grim reaper itself! To lift the curse, you must concoct the legendary Elixir of Life! But there's only one way to get the ingredients... FIGHT MONSTERS!

But punching and kicking is not all you can do! Assisted by Allison the Alchemist, you can craft potions and summons to heal, create weapons and even marshall elemental powers at your command!

Put up your dukes! Bring a friend along! The Wizard King's undead knights and monsters are not ready for the mayhem you'll unleash on them!
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Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library and The Monster Seal (Vita)
Size: 1.9 GB
Price: $39.99
The kingdom of Romulea is overrun by monsters! You are Fried, an adventurer tasked by the Royal Library to stop these monsters. Traveling through dungeons alone is no fun, so make sure to recruit from the 16 different heroines willing to join you on your quest! Each heroine can be assigned subclasses, and from there branch into even more powerful classes. Form your strategies around those team members, as that will be key to winning your battles!

Dangers lurk around every corner. Normal fruit-shaped monsters are a cinch, but how will you fare against the more powerful monster girls? Defeat them in battle and you’ll get to seal them away in a book. However, these books are more than they seem, as they take on the special properties of the sealed monster and boosts up your whole party! Collect all the books to survive. But don’t forget the essentials of dungeon traveling: strategy, heroines in your travel party, and monster girls ready to be sealed into books.


Helldivers SUPER-EARTH ULTIMATE EDITION
Size: 7.8 GB
Price: $39.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
HELLDIVERS™ SUPER-EARTH ULTIMATE EDITION includes the full game, Masters Of The Galaxy and Turning Up The Heat expansions, 11 DLC packs, and a bonus weapons pack.

HELLDIVERS™ is a hardcore, cooperative, twin stick shooter from the creators of Magicka. As part of the elite unit called the HELLDIVERS, players must work together to protect SUPER EARTH and defeat the enemies of mankind in an intense intergalactic war.
• Up to 4 player co-op across the PS4™, PS3™ & 'PS Vita' systems
• Upgrade and operate over 70+ overpowered weapons and vehicles
• Rise through the ranks and call in devastating military support
• Community-driven galactic campaign
• Cross-Play, Cross-Chat, Cross-Save, and Cross-Buy
• 100+ hours of gameplay
Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Vita)
Size: 2.8 GB
Price: $29.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
Resident Evil® Revelations 2 for the PlayStation®Vita system gives you full access to all story episodes and a ton of DLC content all at an incredible value.

Content Included:
• Episode 1-4
• Extra Episode 1-2
• Claire’s Rodeo Costume
• Barry’s Commandant Costume
• Moira’s Urban Ninja Costume
• Natalia’s Lottie Suite Costume
• Raid Mode Characters – HUNK, Albert Wesker
• Raid Mode: Throwback Map Pack
• Lottie Raid Mode costume for Cipher
• Rachel Raid Mode costume for Gina
• Lady HUNK Raid Mode costume for Gina
• Mutant Pedro Raid Mode costume for Pedro
• Raid Mode: Weapon Storage A-C
• Raid Mode: Parts Storage A-C
• Raid Mode: Album Storage A-C
The Bridge
Size: 633 MB
Price: $9.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.

* 48 thought-provoking puzzles, each unique from the rest, all requiring an innovative solution.
* Gravity manipulations, gravitational vortexes, parallel dimensions, and many more mind-bending concepts in a world where the laws of physics are not what they seem.
* M. C. Escher-esque worlds with impossible architecture set in the style of beautifully hand-drawn black-and-white lithographic art.
The Quiet Collection (Vita)
Size: 98.0 MB
Price: $4.99
The Quiet Collection - classic, lighthearted adventure game fun.

Explore, interact with your environment and solve puzzles in this bundle of four old-school adventure games: 'Quiet, Please!', 'Quiet Christmas', 'Vacation Vexation' and 'Candy, Please!'.

Quiet, Please!
After an annoying day at school, you just want some peace and quiet. But everything at home is so noisy! Dad is channel surfing, Mom is on the phone and your pesky kid brother won't go to bed!

Quiet Christmas
It's Christmas Eve and you just want to go to bed and wake up on Christmas morning. But the tree is broken, the house is too cold, Mr. Peabody's tacky Xmas display is annoying and as always your brother won't go to bed.

Vacation Vexation
Ah, the family seaside vacation. Sun, sand and... annoyances galore. Explore, solve puzzles and play arcade mini-games.

Candy, Please!
It's Halloween - a time to dress up, carve pumpkins and amass glorious amounts of candy. Let nothing stop you from getting your fair share!
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DLC without Trophies

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess
• "Humiliating Trap: Octopus Arm" - $2.99
• "Rachel Pack" - $7.99

Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library and The Monster Seal (Vita)
• "All Character Pack" - $9.99
• "Chie Yoshioka Character" - $0.99
• "Haruka Yuzuhara Character" - $0.99
• "Harumi Kouno Character" - $0.99
• "Ikuno Komaki Character" - $0.99
• "Ilfa Character" - $0.99
• "Karin Sasamori Character" - $0.99
• "Konomi Character" - $0.99
• "Lucy Maria Misor Character" - $0.99
• "Ma-Ryan Character" - $0.99
• "Manaka Komaki Character" - $0.99
• "Michiru Yamada Character" - $0.99
• "Mio Hanesaki Character" - $0.99
• "Nanako Character" - $0.99
• "Ruri Himeyuri Character" - $0.99
• "Sango Himeyuri Character" - $0.99
• "Sasara Kusugawa Character" - $0.99
• "Silfa Character" - $0.99
• "Tamaki Kousaka Character" - $0.99
• "Yuki Kusakabe Character" - $0.99
• "Yuma Tonami Character" - $0.99

Helldivers
• "Reinforcements Mega Bundle" - $24.99

Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Vita)
• "Raid Mode: Assault Rifle NSR47 & Parts" - $0.99
• "Raid Mode: Chicago Typewriter & Parks" - $0.99
• "Raid Mode: Life Crystals X 5" - $0.99
• "Raid Mode: Life Crystals X 12" - $1.99
• "Raid Mode: Life Crystals X 25" - $3.99
• "Raid Mode: Python & Parts" - $0.99
• "Raid Mode: Samurai Edge & Parts" - $0.99
• "Raid Mode: Shotgun Tap194 & Parts" - $0.99
• "Raid Mode: Sniper Rifle SVD & Parts" - $0.99

Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 (Vita)
• "Samurai News 08" - FREE


We finish this week's roundup with the miscellaneous content. For details on Playstation Music, App Updates, Themes and Avatars, check out this week's Playstation Blog. For the list of Playstation Now rentals, check below:

Anna - Extended Edition
BlazeRush
Frogger Returns
Le Tour de France 2014 (PS3)
Planets Under Attack
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.