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North American PSN Update; April 8, 2014

8 April 2014

Welcome to this week's PlayStation Store update! Early adopters can pre-order Child of Light for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 this week, and the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PS4 client can be downloaded; if you've already downloaded the client for the beta from this last weekend, you don't need to download this one: it's the same client for the official release.

Also out this week is the third episode of TellTale Games' series The Worf Among Us, so make sure to pick that up.

PlayStation Plus subscribers can download Stealth Inc. as part of PlayStation Plus' Instant Game Collection. Also, make sure to check out the sale on a select few Indie games, and both the Standard and Collector's Editions of FFXIV: ARR now have discounted prices. 

Enjoy this week's PlayStation Store update, care of the PlayStation Blog!

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PS4 Pre-Orders

Child of Light ($14.99)

The daughter of the Duke of Carniola is transported to Lemuria, a mysterious world that needs her help. Identified as the Child of Light and granted the power of flight, she takes on the minions of Lemuria’s Dark Queen in her quest to recover the sun, the moon and the stars to return home. Along the way she’ll discover that her destiny may be far greater than she ever dreamed.


PS3 Pre-Orders

Child of Light ($14.99)

The daughter of the Duke of Carniola is transported to Lemuria, a mysterious world that needs her help. Identified as the Child of Light and granted the power of flight, she takes on the minions of Lemuria’s Dark Queen in her quest to recover the sun, the moon and the stars to return home. Along the way she’ll discover that her destiny may be far greater than she ever dreamed.

Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion Xl ($19.99)

Did you ever wonder what would happen if Humungousaur and Samurai Jack met up in a dark alley? What if Dexter took on Mac and Bloo? The possibilities are endless! If only there was a way to get all your favorite cartoon characters together… Well you don’t have to wait any longer… Get ready for a Punch Time Explosion!


PS4 Games

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Free to Download)

Be amongst the first to explore a land embraced by Gods and forged by Heroes. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and save the realm of Eorzea.

* All the hallmarks of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, including an engaging storyline, genre-leading graphics, and majestic music

* Robust and varied gameplay—such as Free Companies, story-focused missions, and exhilarating public battles—designed to bring players together

* A flexible class system that allows players to change roles on the fly, simply by changing their equipped weapon or tool

* A breathtaking musical score that accompanies your adventures and changes dynamically while you play

*Requires monthly subscription

King Oddball ($6.99)

End the world with boulders! The King swings a boulder back and forth with his tongue and you get to release it by pressing a button. Time the release accurately and crush as many targets as possible with each boulder. Simple but addictive!

LEGO The Hobbit ($59.99)

The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the films, and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves.

Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut ($19.99)

In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages. Take control of the Strike Suit – a craft with the ability to transform into a hulking suit of space armor – in a bid to save Earth from destruction. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dogfighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos.


PS3 Games

LEGO The Hobbit ($49.99)

The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the films, and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves.

Sonic Unleashed ($19.99)

Sonic the Hedgehog is on an adventure unlike any other! Powered by an all-new engine, Sonic Unleashed merges classic Sonic gameplay with the latest in next-generation innovation. Merging blistering 2D action with meticulously rendered 3D environments, players race through intriguing locations across the globe as Sonic to save a chaotic world.


PS Vita Games

LEGO The Hobbit ($29.99)

The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the films, and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves.


PS2 Classic

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 ($9.99)

A rumor is going around school that by looking at a TV screen at 12:00 AM on a rainy night, the face of your soulmate will be revealed. But is that all? A chain of murders appears to be connected to the rumor, and you and your team of Persona users must brave the mysterious TV world before another schoolmate dies.


App Updates

Crackle (PS3/PS4/PS Vita)

Crackle’s acclaimed original series “Chosen” returns with a vengeance with the exclusive early preview only on Crackle on PlayStation. For the third season, Rose McGowan joins the cast including Chad Michael Murray and Brandon Routh. The first two seasons of “Chosen” followed Ian Mitchell (Milo Ventimiglia) and Jacob Orr (Murray) as they were swept into a deadly game that forced them to kill or be killed. The third season is packed more thrills, suspense and jaw-dropping moments than ever before. Watch the new season of “Chosen” only on Crackle on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita starting today. Check out the show here.

Hulu Plus (PS3/PS4/PS Vita)

Deadbeat is an all new original comedy series. Kevin Pacalioglu (Tyler Labine) may have no money and no clue, but he can see dead people, so that’s pretty cool. Faced with a constant stream of stubborn spirits, Pac goes to whatever lengths require the least amount of effort to help New York City’s most frivolous ghosts finish their unfinished business. Check out the show here.

Netflix (PS3/PS4/PS Vita)

Now on Netflix—Mad Men Season 6. Catch up on all seasons of Mad Men through Season 6, now streaming on Netflix. Set in 1960s New York City, this series takes a peek inside an ad agency during an era when the cutthroat business had a glamorous lure. In Season 6, Madison Avenue’s most notorious advertising executive, Don Draper, returns to battle more personal demons stemming from his mysterious past. Not a member? Try Netflix free for one month at Netflix.com.

Qello Concerts (PS3/PS Vita)

As always, a scan of some of the new releases on Qello Concerts is like a trip in a time machine. We begin by hurtling back about 40 years to one of Pink Floyd’s greatest albums. The Story of Wish You Were Here is in the mold of the Classic Albums series, and that’s a good thing. We jump into the early ‘90s, and onto Oasis with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Live at the O2. Sign up for a 15 day trial here.

Redbox Instant by Verizon (PS3, PS4, PS Vita)

This week in Redbox Instant, we have a lot of great titles available this week to watch. Check out Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Homefront and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to buy/rent. For our streaming subscribers, we now have Rocky 1-5, Mud, The People vs. Larry Flynt and Dragonslayer. Plus to get you ready for this summer’s onslaught of Marvel movies, check out the 2012 box office hit, The Avengers.


Demos

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (PS3)

King Oddball (PS4)


PlayStation Plus

Instant Game Collection

Stealth, Inc.

Discounts

Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut (PS4) $15.99 $19.99


Sales

Crazy Market: Crazy Market Coin Doubler $0.49 $2.99

Crazy Market: Crazy Market Vitamin Superpack $0.49 $2.99

Flying Hamster HD $0.49 $3.99

PS All-Stars PS3 Isaac Clarke, Zeus and Graveyard Pack $1.99 $9.99

R.I.P.D. $2.99 $9.99

 

Sunflowers $0.49 $3.99


Price Changes

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Collector’s Edition $44.99 $59.99

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Standard Edition $24.99 $39.99

Ride To Hell Retribution $19.99 $29.99

Ride To Hell: Retribution Cook’s Mad Recipe $1.99 $3.49

Sacred Citadel $9.99 $14.99

 

Sacred Citadel: Jungle Hunt Bundle $1.99 $4.99


PS3 Add-ons

Atelier Escha & Logy Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

Atelier Series BGM Package / Additional (Free)

Additional Collection Area/Palace Of Paupers (Free)

Atelier Escha & Logy – Additional Party Character – Wilbell ($4.99)

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace

Ephemeral Swimsuit (Free)

Giant King Mask (Free)

Tales Of Symphonia Set (Free)

Rocksmith 2014

Bob Dylan – Just Like A Woman ($2.99)

Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone ($2.99)

Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues ($2.99)

Bob Dylan Song Pack ($7.99)

The Wolf Among Us

Episode 3: A Crooked Mile ($4.99)


PS Vita Add-ons

Destiny of Spirits

Destiny Orbs 105 ($7.99)

Destiny Orbs 200 ($14.99)

Destiny Orbs 300 ($19.99)

Destiny Orbs 500 ($29.99)

Toukiden: The Age of Demons

Additional Missions 10 ($0.99)

Additional Missions 8 ($0.99)

Additional Missions 9 ($0.99)

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace

Ephemeral Swimsuit (Free)

Giant King Mask (Free)

Tales Of Symphonia Set (Free)


PS3 Themes

Aquarium Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Chelsea Champions Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Chelsea First Team Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Chelsea The Blues Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Chelsea Victory Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Digital Blasphemy Mystic Rainbow Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Dynamic Cat Rainbow Theme ($2.99)

Dynamic Flirty Girl 10 Theme ($2.99)

Dynamic Flirty Girl 11 Theme ($2.99)

Dynamic Laser Cat Gl Theme ($2.99)

Chernobly Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Marines Static Theme ($1.99)

MLB: Calendar 2014 Dynamic Themes ($2.99)

Paradise Dynamic Theme ($1.99)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Dynamic Theme (Free)

Thief – Theme ($1.99)


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