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PlayStation Store Update: 19/03/14 – Luftrausers, inFamous & MGS V

Jam packed with gaming goodness.

After last week’s damp squib of an update, this week is jam packed with gaming goodness, and not all of it landing on Friday. In fact, today sees several great digital releases for all platforms.

Coming to the PS4 and PS Vita today is SteamWorld Dig, a very well received mining platform adventure game which has made the jump from the Nintendo 3DS to PC and now finally to PlayStation, bring a slew of improvements along the way. It will set you back £7.29/€8.99 with Cross-Buy, but there is also be a 20% PS+ discount at launch.

Stealth Inc. Ultimate Edition brings Curve Studios’ devilishly difficult stealth puzzle platformer to the PS4 for £10.99/€12.99, dragging the two DLC expansions into the bundle. It doesn’t seem to be indulging in any form of Cross-Buy with the previous PS3/Vita releases, but if you’ve yet to pick it up and want it on PS4, this is the way to go.

We should also see the launch of TowerFall Ascension for PS4, which missed the EU store update last week. A little unusually for this day and age, this has no online component when it comes to multiplayer; it’s all offline for the four-player battling and the two-player co-op Quest mode. It comes in at £11.99/€13.99.

Turning our attention to Friday, and it’s a huge day for the PS4, as inFamous Second Son launches globally and brings the first major exclusive that the platform has seen since launch. The new design £1 coin might have confused the issue, as there’s just the €59.99 price a moment, or €69.99 for the Legendary Edition.

inFamous is joined by Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to Phantom Pain that sees Kojima’s popular franchise make its next-gen debut. It’ll be £24.99/€29.99 on PS4 – lower than expected – which will easily deliver the best experience, but for those still on the last generation, the PS3 digital release is set at £19.9/€19.99 and bundles in MGS: Peace Walker if you decide to pre-order.

Back to today and stepping away from the PS4, Luftrausers, Vlambeer’s new slice of exquisite shoot ‘em up gaming, has finally arrived on PS3 and Vita after a lengthy and protracted development process. You can get your sepia-infused Rauser fix for £7.29/€8.99 with Cross-Buy, though there’s also a 20% PS+ discount.

The PS3 also sees Skullgirls Encore, with a trial available, for £11.99/€14.99, ahead of Friday’s releases of The Witch And The Hundred Knight for £39.99/€49.99 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z for £49.99/€59.99

Finally, coming to both PS3 and Vita on Friday is the highly anticipated Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, bringing the classic JRPGs to more modern consoles and your pockets. It’s available to pre-order for £29.99, but is not a Cross-Buy title, so unless you’re planning on a little Cross-Save functionality, be aware that you’re buying either the PS3 version or the PS Vita version.


As usual, we’re preempting the update itself, so I’ll be back later to add more details, links, prices and games once the PS Blog posts the full list.

Update: Added a splish and splash of extra prices and games that appeared with the PS Blog post. I’ll add more links once the store itself has refreshed.

Update 2: Added the last few available links to the pot. inFamous Second Son’s price in GBP is yet to be confirmed, but we all know it’s going to be more expensive than shopping around and buying on disc.

Sources: PS Store, EU PS Blog

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14 Comments
  1. colmshan1990
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    Because my sister decided to pre-order the PS3 version of Final Fantasy X, I decided to switch my Vita pre-order to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

    It may be too expensive, but it’s Metal Gear…
    Hard to resist.

    Still, I do really want a portable Final Fantasy X. Although that is probably a purchase best left until AFTER my exams, not before.

    Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 14:07.
  2. Broonba
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    No links to the games this week Tef?

    Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 14:11.
    • Broonba
      Member
      Since: Mar 2009

      Doh….nevermind

      Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 14:16.
      • Stefan L
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        Can’t link to what isn’t there! ;)

        Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 15:27.
      • Broonba
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        Aye mate. I realised after I had posted. Cheers for the updated links ;)

        Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 16:16.
  3. tonyyeb
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    Luftrausers looks interesting. Looks a bit pricey from the YouTube vid I watched earlier of it… Still tempted though.

    Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 14:12.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      The screen shots on the store for the game do it absolutely no favours at all, very unappealing. It just looks like a Commodore Vic 20 beta, although the gameplay is probably where it’ll redeem itself.
      I don’t mind retro at all but this game just looks too morphy richards.

      Comment posted on 20/03/2014 at 10:38.
  4. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    SteamDig for me today, probably Infamous later this week.

    Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 14:32.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      *SteamWorld Dig i meant ..

      Also, in case anyone didn’t know, there’s another free update/toy for Playroom. It might have been there since last week but i just noticed it on the PS4 UI last night.

      Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 17:21.
      • matthangzhou
        Member
        Since: Sep 2010

        Really tempted by that too. Can’t see anything get a look in though with dark souls in my life.

        Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 17:40.
  5. Pixel_nme
    Member
    Since: Mar 2014

    Snake could be in for a bumpy ride in that military vehicle the wheels arnt even round :D

    Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 19:36.
  6. minerwilly
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Ridiculous that on PS4 it’s so difficult to locate the new releases on the store , it should have an option like on the PS3 store to see latest releases.Rant over but it’s true.

    Comment posted on 19/03/2014 at 20:14.
    • djdustb
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      Yeah the store on the PS4 is a real cock up to be honest and I can’t see how it has lasted this long.

      Comment posted on 20/03/2014 at 12:39.
  7. scavenga
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Surely I can’t be the only one that don’t see any updates in the store at all?

    Feels like Sony is dropping the ball on the PSN store a bit – the Great Value Games sale has run for two weeks with a broken purchase link for Tomb Raider: Underworld without anyone noticing or commenting, purchased games are being moved around in the catalogue, breaking the ability to redownload after the initial purchase (like Rain) and now the store hasn’t been updated and there’s no info at all…

    Or again, is it just me?

    Comment posted on 20/03/2014 at 08:21.

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