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Sony Unveils Lineup For Third Annual PlayStation Store PLAY Summer Program

by Rainier on July 15, 2013 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT

Sony Computer Entertainment announced that  PlayStation Store PLAY returns July 16 when this year's PLAY lineup becomes available for pre-order.

Gamers who pre-order games will receive an exclusive PS3 XMB theme based on each game purchased. Additionally, members of PlayStation Plus, PlayStation’s premium game membership, will receive a 20 percent discount on PLAY titles when pre-ordering.

The four-game PLAY lineup, available starting July 16, offers gamers who purchase two titles or more a bonus cash voucher for use on PlayStation Network. Gamers can take advantage of the following bonuses based on their purchases of PLAY games in the PlayStation Store (July 16 - August 20):

  • Buy any 4 PlayStation Store PLAY games to get $10
  • Buy any 3 PlayStation Store PLAY games to get $6
  • Buy any 2 PlayStation Store PLAY games to get $3

Learn more about the lineup of games:

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (PS3/PS Vita, July 23)

Leading off the PLAY promotion and launching exclusively on PSN, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark is a fast-paced stealth platformer featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. Jump, sneak, and be chunked through 80 levels. Will you make it out alive? Armed with only your wits and a pair of top of the range Stealthing Goggles, it's your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that's determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armor, being seen means instant death. Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! And once you've defeated these deadly chambers (or they've defeated you), create your own fiendish death-rooms in Stealth Inc's fully-featured level editor! This game is cross-buy and entitles you to both the PS3™ and Vita version!

Pre-order Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark, rated “T” for Teen, starting July 16 for $9.99 ($7.99 for PLUS members).

Cloudberry Kingdom (PS3, July 30)

Unhappily ever after. That’s how it starts. The Orb resurfaces and the classic characters return. Kobbler with his mania, Princess with her endless boredom. It’s only a matter of time before Bob, our hero, shows up to put order back to madness. Three powers struggle for victory and the fate of Cloudberry Kingdom hangs in the balance. What will become of the retired hero, Bob? Will saving Princess one last time win her love? Could true love ever stop Kobbler and the power of the Orb? No, probably not. But hey, it’s worth a shot. Cloudberry Kingdom is designed with a fully random level generator. Every level is brand new and never seen before. The difficulty level can match any need, from the casual to the hardcore. Play as 10 hero types and unlock more. Experience three different types of play which are campaign story mode Arcade mode which include Time Crises, Hero Rush, Escalation and Free Play! Up to four player with local multi-player and Co-op.

Pre-order Cloudberry Kingdom,rated “T” for Teen, starting July 16 for $9.99 ($7.99 for PLUS members).

ibb & obb (PS3, August 6)

Exclusively on PSN, ibb & obb is a two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together. Find a friend for some true local cooperative couch fun or match up online. Fall up and jump down through 15 levels filled with double gravity puzzles and discover the 8 hidden worlds that will test your new non-Newtonian skills to the maximum. All levels have their own unique music composed by Kettel known for his warm melodic electronica.

Pre-order ibb & obb, rated “E” for Everyone, starting July 16 for $9.99 ($7.99 for PLUS members).

DuckTales: Remastered (PS3, August 13)

DuckTales: Remastered is a hand-crafted, beautiful reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Go back to one of the golden ages of gaming, but now refined with a level of detail that will please the most hardened devoted Disney or retro Capcom fan, alike. Featuring hand-drawn animated sprites, authentic Disney character voices talent and richly painted level backgrounds from the classic cartoon TV series, Scrooge McDuck and family come to life like never before. The gameplay retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor, simple and fun, with slight modifications to improve gameplay flow and design. Embark on an authentic DuckTales adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five Legendary Treasures.

Pre-order DuckTales: Remastered, rated “E10+” for Everyone 10+, starting July 16 for $14.99 ($11.99 for PLUS members).

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