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PlayStation 4 console (PS4)

The PlayStation 4 features a launch lineup of over 20 first- and third-party games and will have over 30 games by the end of the year. The PS4 system supports 1080p HD resolution and features an enhanced graphics processing unit (GPU) and 8GB of to ease game creation and deliver dramatically rich content.

The PS4 enables gamers to share gameplay moments with friends by prssing the "Share" button on the controller. Players can broadcast gameplay in real time using streaming services like Twitch and Ustream.

The PlayStation Plus membership service provides gamers with access to a collection of free titles. At launch, PS Plus members can play Resogun and Contrast.

The PlayStation 4 is available in North America at an MSRP of USD $399 and CAD $399.

Angry Birds: Star Wars (PS4)

Angry Birds Star Wars brings the struggle between the Rebel Birds and Imperial Pigs to new audiences.

Angry Birds Star Wars features challenges, Force powers and familiar faces and places. Twenty new levels join the 200+ stages from the original mobile release of Angry Birds Star Wars. This introduces cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, letting players team up or square off for high scores and bragging rights. This edition also uses the capabilities of each system, such as voice command support on the Xbox 360 Kinect and touch-screen controls on the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.

Angry Birds Star Wars is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $49.99.

Blacklight: Retribution (PS4)

Blacklight: Retribution is a free-to-play first-person shooter. Deploy armored exoskeletons and use hand-held weapons in competitive modes.

The Hardsuit packs a one-shot, one-kill railgun and a high-velocity minigun. Players must rely on teamwork, weapons and a hyper reality visor (HRV) to overcome the killing machine. Play with Hardsuits and the HRV alone or with a team of friends.

Current modes include Deathmatch, Domination, King of the Hill and Team Deathmatch, and more will be released post-launch.

Customize armor, taunts, weapons and more. You can even configure the advanced weapons from in-game depots.

Blacklight: Retribution is available on the PlayStation Store.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)

In Call of Duty: Ghosts, gamers play as the underdog against an enemy that has superior firepower. There's a strike from the ODIN space station, a which was designed to protect us. The attack reshapes the world, and everything around you is destroyed. You and your brother encounter a group of mysterious soldiers known as the Ghosts. Together, you must defend what's left and fight the enemy before they complete the destruction.

Call of Duty: Ghosts allows fans to customize their soldiers and squads as male or female characters. The title features seven new multiplayer modes, 14 maps, a new Squads mode for up to six-player cooperative play, over 30 new weapons, and over 20 new Killstreaks.

Ghosts also introduces Extinction, a new co-op game mode that features a combination of survival gameplay, base defense, player customization and class leveling. Your team faces an alien menace that has overrun an isolated town, and the team must eliminate the threat.

The Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass lets gamers access all four DLC map packs in 2014 at a bundled discount of $49.99, which is a savings over the $60 retail price.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99.

Contrast (PS4/X360/PC)

Contrast is a 2-D/3-D puzzle platformer that draws players into a 1920s dreamscape. In this film noir-inspired world, boundaries are blurred between deception, intrigue, magic and showmanship. Play as Dawn, the imaginary friend of a little girl, Didi. Dawn can shift from the 3-D world into a 2-D shadowscape. Didi's only wish is to reunite her family. As Dawn, use shadow-shifting abilities to solve puzzles and uncover the secrets of the family's past.

Contrast is rated "T" for "Teen" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $14.99 or $19.99 for the Collector's Edition. The PS4 version is available free to PlayStation Plus members for a limited time.

DC Universe Online (PS4)

DC Universe Online is a free-to-play MMO that features cross-platform play between PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Players can access their accounts on both consoles for seamless play. DC Universe Online on the PS4 features enhanced graphics and remote play on the Vita.

Deadfall Adventures (X360/PC)

Deadfall Adventures is a first-person shooter with action-adventure elements. Hunt for treasures, explore the world, and rescue the damsel from enemies.

The year is 1938. James Lee Quatermain is a descendant of the legendary Allan Quatermain. He's escorting Jennifer Goodwin, a US agent and former colleague, to Egypt to retrieve an artifact, The Heart of Atlantis. He's soon part of a hunt across the globe as he and agent Goodwin try to stay ahead of the Nazis and the Russians.

Deadfall Adventures is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $39.99/€39,99/£34.99 on PC (Steam) and $49.99/€49,99/£44.99 on Xbox 360. On both platforms, the collector's edition costs $10/€10/£10 more.

Flower (PS4)

Flower lets you control the wind as you explore and navigate environments with the SixAxis controller's motion controls. Explore landscapes, interact with the environment and change it as you go. This interactive escape takes you on a personal and emotional journey.

For one price, get Flower on PS4, PS3 and PlayStation Vita systems.

Flower is available on the PlayStation Store for $6.99.

Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition (PS4)

Containing material valued at more than $120 USD, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition contains the full game and all previously released DLC. The game has a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Just Dance 2014 (PS4)

Just Dance 2014 features more than 45 tracks. Four downloadable tracks are available now:

  • "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Ft. Ray Dalton
  • "Pound The Alarm" by Nicki Minaj (alternate extreme choreography)
  • "Roar" by Katy Perry (free!)
  • "Wake Me Up" by Avicii Ft. Aloe Blacc

Just Dance 2014 is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and Older" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $49.99.

Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)

Killzone: Shadow Fall is set 30 years after Killzone 3. The world is very different, and the two rival factions of the Helghast and the Vektans are living in a city that's divided by a wall. In the middle of the tension is a Shadow Marshal, who's tasked with preserving the peace.

You play as Shadow Marshal Lucas Kellan. Your choices determine the world's fate. You have a vast array of weapons and tech at your disposal, including the OWL, a combat drone that functions as an extension of you.

Killzone: Shadow Fall is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99.

Knack (PS4)

Knack is mankind's only hope against goblins, robots and tanks, to name a few threats. He may only be three feet tall, but he can use ancient relics to transform into a brute or wrecking machine. Wield powers and discover a vibrant world that features 90 minutes of cut scenes.

Knack also supports drop-in/drop-out cooperative play for fun two-player co-op.

Knack is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and Older" by the ESRB and available at an MSRP of $59.99.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)

In LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, players take on the role of their favorite Marvel characters like Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor and Wolverine as they battle menacing Marvel Super Villains, including Doctor Octopus, Galactus, Green Goblin, Loki, Red Skull and Venom. Unlock more than 100 playable characters, including Aldrich Killain, Elektra, Malekith, Mandarin, Mystique, Silver Samurai and Super-Skrull. Rescue Stan Lee from perilous predicaments and unlock him as a playable character.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and older" by the ESRB and is available for PS4 for an MSRP of $59.99.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (WiiU)

Mario and Sonic have been training for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Some of the most loved characters from both gaming universes — Mario, Princess Peach, Sonic and Tails — compete in winter olympic events like snowboard slopestyle, which debuts in Sochi 2014. Players race down a slope on a snowboard and perform jumps and tricks on the GamePad touch-screen to score points. Players can now compete online in select events (champion race, ski cross, snowboard cross, and speedskating) against others around the world to earn points for their home countries.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $49.99. The bundle with Wii Remote Plus controller is available for $59.99.

NBA 2K14 (PS4)

NBA 2K14 features a dynamic gameplay engine, a dynamic player roster, and a new massively multiplayer playground mode that supports up to 100 players. In My Career, develop your player through an immersive story mode. MyGM is a reimagined franchise mode that lets you create a GM, develop a management style, manage relations and lead your team to the championship.

NBA 2K14 is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99.

NBA Live 14 (PS4)

NBA Live 14 features bounceTek dribbling for improved ball control. The rhythm-based dribbling mimics the NBA game and lets fans perform crossovers, hesitations and more. CourtQ provides player stat updates within hours of an NBA game. In NBA Rewind, players can relive their favorite teams' schedules. In Live Ultimate Team, which is the fantasy basketball experience, put together the NBA's best talent and play online.

NBA Live 14 is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99.

Need for Speed: Rivals (PS4)

Need for Speed: Rivals dares gamers to cross the line as either a cop or racer to gain the upper hand. Playing as either side of the law comes with different career experiences, cars, challenges, pursuit tech and rewards. The new scoring system requires gamers to put their Speed Points on the line and risk losing it all if busted.

Need for Speed: Rivals is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and Older" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99.

Resogun (PS4)

In this shoot-'em-up, unleash weapons against your opponents. Included in your arsenal are lasers, missiles, nova-bombs and overdrive. Blast enemies and rescue survivors from distant colonies that are under attack from alien invaders.

Resogun is rated "E10+" for "Everyone 10 and Older" by the ESRB and is available on the PlayStation Store for $14.99. It is free to PlayStation Plus members for a limited time.

Sound Shapes (PS4)

Sound Shapes combines sight and sound into a single gaming experience. Play through albums by Beck, deadmau5, and Jim Guthrie and artwork by Capy, Pyramid Attack and Superbrothers.

Create your own musical levels in the level editor.

For one price, get Sound Shapes on PS4, PS3 and PlayStation Vita systems.

Sound Shapes is available the on PlayStation Store for $14.99.

Super Motherload (PS4)

Super Motherload is set in an alternate Cold-War era. In this one- to four-player co-op adventure, you work for a mining operation called Solarus Corporation. The company harvests resources from Mars for Earth. As you progress in this digging game, purchase upgrades and supplies for your mining pod, and unlock special abilities.

Key Features:

  • Branching plot choices and multiple game endings
  • Over 150 puzzles
  • Supports four simultaneous players
  • 60 frames per second in full 1080p HD
  • Full voice-overs and original score

Super Motherload is available on the PlayStation Store for $14.99.

Trine 2: Complete Story (PS4)

In Trine 2: Complete Story, play as three heroes — Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight and Zoya the Thief — as they traverse a fairytale world. This side-scrolling game features 20 levels of adventure, dangerous foes, platforming hazards and physics puzzles.

Trine 2 supports online and local co-op multiplayer for up to three players.

Trine 2: Complete Story is available on the PlayStation Store for $19.99

Warframe (PS4)

Players are introduced to Warframe as Tenno warriors, who have discovered an exo-skeletal technology that only they can operate. These Warframes bring offensive and defensive power and skill to the Tenno. Players go solo or band together in squads of four to complete raids to locate artifacts that help customize and upgrade their Warframe and weapons and win the war against the enemies.

Warframe is available for free on the PlayStation Store.

X Rebirth (PC)

In the future, new enemies rise in search of power in the X universe. A young adventurer and his ally play a key part in the coming events. The game features space combat, trading mechanics, and high-speed space exploration.

Experience the story in campaign mode or play without limits in Free Play.

X Rebirth is available on Steam for $49.99 for the standard game and $64.99 for the limited edition version.

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