PlayStation Network Releases For 2/18/2014

Every Tuesday, Playstation Blog posts the new releases for the PlayStation ecosystem across PS3, PS4 and Vita on the PSN and retail. The post also focuses on sales as well as new themes and avatars. The PSN updates every Tuesday 11am-2pm PT (2PM-5PM ET) Here are this weeks new GAME releases

Instant Game Collection

  • Remember Me – PS3
  • Street Fighter X Tekken – Vita

 

PS4

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Freedom Cry Standalone – digital $14.99
  • Rayman Legends – retail and digital $39.99
  • Strider – digital $14.99

PS3

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Freedom Cry Standalone – digital $14.99
  • Earth Defense Force 2025 – retail and digital $49.99
  • Forest Legends: The Call of Love – digital $14.99
  • Strider – digital $14.99

Vita

  • Gunslugs – digital $2.49 ($1.99 for PS Plus members)

PS2 Classics

  • Neo Contra – $9.99

PSOne Classics

  • Mr. Driller – $5.99
  • Tomba! 2 – $5.99

Demos

  • Strider – PS3 and PS4
  • Forest Legends: The Call of Love – PS3

Betas

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – PS4 on February 22nd

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Ryse Now $39.99 Digitally For A Limited Time; Microsoft Testing Cheaper Digital Prices

February 18th-February 24th, Xbox One owners will be able to buy Ryse digitally through the Xbox Store for only $39.99, instead of the traditional $59.99 both digitally and in retail.

Microsoft has revealed this is due to both the new DLC coming  out February 28th. More importantly, this is due to the feedback from fans complaining about digital prices being so high (I completely agree since we aren’t taking home a disk or box.)

This is a test, as they specified, to see how the cheaper digital prices play out. Expect to see other digital titles being cheaper for a limited time the rest of this month and hopefully Microsoft will drop digital prices in the future.

PlayStation’s Valentine’s Day Flash Sales Going On Through Monday February 17th

To celebrate Valentine’s Day/weekend, PlayStation Network is offering deals on CO-OP based games up to 75% off so you and your loved one can spend some quality time together :-*

Copied from PlayStation Blog, here are the games as well as their sale price. Reminder, these last through Monday 17th

Title

Sale Price

Original Price

Castle Crashers (PS3)

$3.49

$14.99

Cloudberry Kingdom (PS3)

$2.49

$9.99

Divekick (PS Vita, Cross-Buy)

$2.49

$9.99

Divekick (PS3, Cross-Buy)

$2.49

$9.99

Fat Princess (PS3)

$3.49

$14.99

House of the Dead Overkill: Extended Cut (PS3)

$4.99

$19.99

ibb & obb (PS3)

$4.99

$9.99

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (PS3)

$4.99

$19.99

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (PS3)

$3.99

$14.99

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS Vita)

$19.99

$29.99

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS3)

$24.99

$49.99

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)

$29.99

$59.99

NBA 2K14 (PS3)

$39.99

$59.99

NBA 2K14 BLUE DIAMOND JEWELRY COLLECTION (PS3)

$12.49

$24.99

NBA 2K14 GOLD JEWELRY COLLECTION (PS3)

$2.49

$4.99

NBA 2K14 PLATINUM JEWELRY COLLECTION (PS3)

$4.99

$9.99

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3)

$9.99

$39.99

Renegade Ops (PS3)

$2.49

$9.99

Scott Pilgrim (PS3)

$2.49

$9.99

Toy Story Mania (PS3)

$9.99

$39.99

Pre-Order Lords of Shadow 2 and Get Mirror of Fate HD Free On PSN

Gamespot is reporting that Konami has announced that those who pre-order the upcoming Lords of Shadow 2 through PSN, you will get the recently brought-over-HD-treated Mirrors of Fate (normally $15) absolutely free. This deal lasts until February 25th. The promotion only applies to PSN and not PC or Xbox Live.

First 13 Minutes of South Park: The Stick of Truth

It seems as if we finally are getting the multi-time delayed South Park RPG game. Recently going Gold and hitting shelves March 4th, publisher Ubisoft has released the first 13 minutes of the game for us to check out.

The Stick of Truth casts you as the new kid in South Park and put you right in the middle of the battle for the Stick of Truth.

The Evil Within Releases August 26 In NA; August 29th In Europe

The Evil Within, which is in my top 5 most anticipated this year, will hit around the end of August for PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and I cannot wait, although I have to.

The man behind the original survival-horror themed Resident Evil titles, Shinji Mikami, seems to take us back to the hybrid style we loved in Resident Evil 4 as opposed to the mostly-action styles of RE5 and RE6.

Borderlands 2’s Final DLC Releases April 15th

It has been a wonderful 16 months in the wonderful, harsh world of Pandora for Borderlands 2. With a wealth of DLC already being given to us, we have grown in level, explored new places, met many people and killed many things. Sadly, it all must come to an end.

Gearbox Software has announced that their FINAL piece of DLC for Borderlands 2 will release April 15th for $2.99 and will be titled Sir Hammerlock vs The Son of Crawmerax. This DLC kidnaps Sir Hammerlock to an abandoned island resort and you must rescue him. 18 Months of DLC is really amazing.

Free Weekend Of Xbox Live Gold For US and Canadian Xbox 360 Owners

Major Nelson, on his blog, has posted that this weekend is a free weekend for Xbox Live Gold for all US and Canadian Xbox 360 owners. You are able to access multiplayer, entertainment apps and other services for free that are normally behind the Gold pay wall. This free weekend ends 11:59 PM on Sunday the 16th so you might wanna get hitting on that.

MLB 14: The Show Plays Ball April 1st On PS3 and Vita; PS4 Version In May

The next installment of “The Show” baseball series is set to begin the season on April 1st for PS3 and Vita while the PS4 version will swing for the fences in May.

Sony Computer Entertainment San Diego Studio’s is touting 50 new features and PS4 will run 1080P/60FPS. Thanks to PlayStation Blog, here are some of the new features

  • Community Challenges put the power of creation in the hands of gamers. Baseball scenarios — be they moments from history, situations snatched from the present, or something altogether new — can be easily generated, customized, and shared online.
  • An expanded, smarter Universal Profile now tracks player tendency. Train your Profile and sub it into Diamond Dynasty games to give your human opponent a better matchup than just the CPU.
  • Online Franchise expands upon Online Leagues of seasons past, introducing multi-season play with Scouting, the Amateur Draft, Free Agency, and CPU Trades.
  • We’re simplifying add-on purchases from seasons past, rolling everything into a Universal Currency we’re calling Stubs. We want to be very clear with this, however, since it’s a frequent question and concern among the community: not one cent needs to be spent on Stubs for users to enjoy a full experience in any of our modes.
  • What’s more, Stubs are earned through general gameplay (just like XP) and tied to your Universal Profile. Most importantly, the rate at which Stubs are earned is intentionally generous. We are not designing the system to pressure players into spending money. It will be the same system it’s been in years prior, just all rolled together with a new name.
  • Last but certainly not least, this year brings the debut of MLB 14 The Show on PS4. The PS4 is the most powerful gaming console ever made. There’s so much horsepower for us to take advantage of to make the most realistic, best-playing, most authentic baseball video game ever.

    The above is FAR from all of the improvements in this year’s game. Look for us to release a comprehensive list later this month detailing all the new features and enhancements in MLB 14 The Show.