The Fall season of games is coming soon, and that means week after week of high-profile titles that will leave our wallets empty. But Sony wants to remind you that they have some more downloadable games coming soon that could be on par with major retail titles, and for much less than your typical AAA titles.
“We are seeing increased growth and popularity in the digital distribution of premium console games and therefore are delivering new AAA-quality titles like Rochard, PAYDAY: The Heist and Sideway: New York that address this trend head on,” said Chris Sturr, executive director of business development and corporate strategy at Sony Online Entertainment.
Read below to get descriptions of some of the downloadable titles releasing this fall, and of course their release dates:
•Rochard – An action-adventure, side-scrolling puzzle platformer, Rochard follows the story of the astro-miner John Rochard as he uses his wits and everyday mining tools to fend off space pirates, save his team of missing miners and solve the mystery behind the discovery of an ancient alien artifact. Rochard tests players’ coordination as they manipulate gravity to their advantage, changing it at will to solve environmental puzzles and advance through each level. Rochard will be available for download from the PlayStation®Network on September 27 for $9.99 USD.
•PAYDAY: The Heist – In this action-packed, squad-based first person shooter, players will join a four-person crew of hardened career criminals to execute six high-stakes heists, including bank robberies, prisoner extractions and armored car hijackings. PAYDAY: The Heist will be available for download on the PC and PlayStation®Network on October 4 for $19.99 USD. The game can also be pre-ordered from September 20 until September 28 on the PlayStation®Network. Additionally, DLC expansions will be released later this year.
•Sideway: New York – As Nox, a graffiti artist sucked into a twisted graffiti world, players navigate through a 2D adventure platformer set in a 3D world. Using window ledges, drain pipes and graffiti tags, players will guide Nox around corners and onto roofs through the gritty streets and diverse neighborhoods of New York City on Nox’s quest to defeat his nemesis Spray, rescue his friends and ultimately escape back to the real world. Sideway: New York will launch on the PlayStation®Network October 11 for $9.99 USD.