Oct 3, 2011

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Sony Introduces “Only On PSN” Campaign

Sony Introduces “Only On PSN” Campaign

PlayStation Network has been very kind to gamers this year (minus a hiccup in May). Between great deals on HD remakes, new PSone Classics, popular betas, and summer hits, you may be wondering how Sony could possibly offer more great digital content, especially with such a focus on holiday blockbusters. Ladies and gentlemen, Sony has the answer for you.

“Only On PSN” is a program that will run through the month of October, showcasing a whole bunch of new games and PSN exclusives. Two of these titles, Eufloria and Okabu, were announced back at E3 2011 as part of Sony’s $20 million investment in developing digital exclusives for the PSN. Starting tomorrow, October 4, every week will bring new games to the store, with PlayStation Plus members getting a 20% discount. Furthermore, if you spend $60 on any PlayStation Store goodies during the month of October, you’ll receive a $10 credit to your PSN wallet. That includes any of the “Only On PSN” games, regular games, add-ons, and media in the Store, PS Plus and Music Unlimited subscriptions, and any PlayStation Home games or virtual items.

Only On PSN will also introduce the very first PS2 Classics to the Store. Presented in their original format (no HD makeover or Trophy support), these games are sure to give you that nostalgic warmth when they drop sometime in October. No pricing has yet been announced for these releases.

October could be a fantastic month for PS3 gamers. If you’re not already busy playing Resistance 3, Resident Evil 4 HD, or Uncharted 3 Multiplayer (and really, why aren’t you?), then you’ve got a whole month of PSN releases to look forward to. Check out the full list of Only On PSN releases below:

October 4

  • Eufloria - An addictive ambient game of space exploration and conquest, plant growth and bio-mechanical evolution. Explore a beautifully realized universe rendered in a style that is unique and compelling. Conquer asteroids in deep space and use their resources to literally grow and nurture semi-organic plants and creatures to do your bidding.
  • Rochard - A fun and original space adventure game that features a resourceful hero, ominous villains, rugged machinery, big explosions, even bigger stunts and sharp one-liners. The game tests players’ coordination and wits as they use gravity to their advantage, changing it at will to solve environmental puzzles and advance through each level.

October 11

  • Sideway: New York – Help defeat Spray, a sinister tagger who wants to dominate both Sideway and the real world in this unique sidescroller that offers you the chance to leave your mark on the city.

October 13

  • Sodium Collection – A more than $35 value available for $9.99, this PlayStation Home value pack includes the SodiumOne Pilot’s Jacket, which unlocks the full 50-level tank combat Salt Shooter game, and weapon upgrades for your SodiumOne tank. Also included is a variety of upgrades for Sodium 2: Project Velocity, a high-speed, free-to-play, futuristic multiplayer racing game exclusive to PlayStation Home, and the wildly-popular Blaster’s Paradise personal space, which hosts a tabletop version of Salt Shooter. Buy from the PlayStation Store and play in PlayStation Home.

October 18

  • Okabu – An action-puzzler, where players will guide Kumulo, Nimbe and four cloud-flying heroes as they battle to save their people and their world from the industrialized threat of the Doza. Dive into a hyper-tactile toybox world filled with a huge number of puzzles, playthings, adorable creatures and devious machines spread across an epic co-op campaign.
  • RocketBirds: Hardboiled Chicken – Annihilate an evil penguin regime in this cinematic platform adventure game offering full solo and co-op campaigns with stereoscopic 3D support. Destroy enemies with a slew of weapons and illuminate the secrets to his past while uncovering the real enemies of Albatropolis.

October 25

  • inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood – Vampires swarm New Marais, and revered superhero Cole MacGrath has been bitten. To save his soul and city, he has just one night to find and kill the head vampire. Featuring hours of new gameplay, themed environment settings and new characters/enemies, Festival of Blood explores the darker side of the inFAMOUS universe.
  • PixelJunk Sidescroller – Q-Games goes old-school with a completely retro side-scrolling shooter that reinvents the genre from the ground up while maintaining that nostalgic feeling. Dodge flurries of alien bullets and strategically upgrade weapons while battling through sweeping stages full of hazardous fluid and endless shooting mayhem.

Confirmed PS2 Classics

  • GrimGrimoire
  • God Hand
  • Ring of Red
  • Maximo: Ghosts to Glory
  • Odin Sphere

Sound off in the comments below if you’re excited for this program, and if you think it’ll top this summer’s PSN PLAY. Stay tuned to Vivid Gamer for more on these games in the coming weeks.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]