Trio Of Autumn PSN Release Dates

It’s fair to say that over the summer there hasn’t been much to shout about in terms of original PSN content. Xbox Live on the other hand has been bombarded week after week with heavy hitters including Bastion, Toy Soldiers: Cold War, Fruit Ninja Kinect, From Dust, and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, all of which have hit the top end of our scoring system. However, things are about to change; not only is Sony running its own take of XBL’s Summer of Arcade with the recent PLAY promotion, SOE also has a number of promising downloadable titles in the pipeline.

Recoil Games’ Rochard will be the first to launch on September 27th at around £7. A 2D sidescroller set in space, Rochard pits you against hordes of pirates as well as numerous puzzles and challenges. Though it doesn’t appear to be breaking any ground, Rochard’s combination of platforming and physics-based gameplay could turn out to be a winning formula.


Next we have Overkill’s Payday: The Heist, one of E3 2011’s hidden gems. In this online shooter players will assume the roles of bank robbers, police and civilians in multi tier competitive skirmishes. The Heist juggles a variety of intriguing mechanics; it sounds incredibly risky but if the game plays anything like what we’ve seen, PSN gamers are in for a real treat come October 4th when the downloadable title launches for roughly £12.

Lastly we have Sideway: New York, another platformer but with a very unique twist. We’ll let you work it out for yourselves; expect to partake in some street art sidescrolling on October 11th.



  1. Not really blown away by any of these, although Sideway looks unique at least. Cubixx HD and Limbo are the only PSN games I’ve bought in the last 6 months. They are both brilliant, but I swear I used to pick up a new PSN game every couple of weeks.

  2. All look quite good, mostly looking forward to Payday: The Heist. I decided to be brave and take up the Play offer (girlfriend giving me a psn voucher was a sweetener) so hopefully it’ll turn into a decent investment. I like the potential of Sideway to melt my brain too

  3. Initially I thought Payday sounded good, but it looks kind of bland and texture-less.
    Sideways: New York looks like it’s got some nice dynamics, though – I might pick that one up somewhere along the line.

  4. Just Payday The Heist for me!

  5. Interested in Payday and Sideway, that one looks pretty interesting. Rochard, not so much for me..

  6. I have to stop spending so much money on the PSN, and those three trailers don’t help in the slightest.
    I’m not too sure on Payday, as I generally don’t like co-op, but Sideways and Rochard will be bought by me, as will Resident Evil 4 HD and a bunch of other PSN gems.

  7. Really, really want From Dust, and Payday: The Heist looks great too.

  8. Am I right in thinking that The Heist was originally going to be a Blu-Ray game?

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