Sony has announced its answer to the Xbox 360”s lucrative Summer of Arcade program, “PSN Play”. The annual “event” will host a series of new Playstation network titles bound under a special offer if purchased in bulk. This year, the games up for grabs are Capcom’s Street Fighter III Third Strike: Online Edition on August 23rd, Hothead’s The Baconing (third game in the Deathspank franchise) on August 30th, Majesco’s Bloodrayne: Betrayal on September 6th, and Sega’s Renegade Ops on September 13th.
Pre-ordering any game (the option available up until the week before each title’s release) will get a special XMB theme and unique DLC for each title. Purchasing all four games featured in the Play event by September 19th will net a download code for Sony Online Entertainment’s PAYDAY: The Heist. The PSN Play event is believed to be the reason for the delay of Bloodrayne Betrayal on Xbox Live Arcade, although no other featured titles have moved back release on the 360.
(via Playstation Blog)
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