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Sony Summer Play Program Lineup Announced

by William Schwartz

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Sony has just announced their Summer Play Lineup for 2013.  The annual event to showcase downloadable titles on the PlayStation Network will kick-off on July 16th on the PlayStation Store.  As usual, players who participate in the Summer Play program will get cash back for the patronage.

The line-up consists of four titles, details found below, and Sony will have tiered rewards system again.  Those who buy 2 of the four games will recieve $3 in PlayStation cash, 3 games $6, and 4 those who buy all four games will get $10 bucks back.  Two of the four titles in the Summer Play lineup are exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

For PlayStation Plus subscribers, all games are discounted by 20%.

July 23: Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (PS3/PS Vita) – 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 starting July 16 for $9.99 ($7.99 for PLUS members). Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark is rated “T” for Teen by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

July 30: Cloudberry Kingdom (PS3) – 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 starting July 16 for $9.99 ($7.99 for PLUS members). Cloudberry Kingdom is rated “T” for Teen by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

August 6: ibb & obb (PS3) – 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 starting July 16 for $9.99 ($7.99 for PLUS members). ibb & obb is rated “E” for Everyone by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

August 13: DuckTales: Remastered (PS3) – 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 starting July 16 for $14.99 ($11.99 for PLUS members). DuckTales: Remastered is rated “E10+” for Everyone 10+ by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

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