Not content with allowing Microsoft to have a monopoly on summer digital game releases, Sony has announced PlayStation Network PLAY – basically, it’s Summer of Arcade, Sony style.
Four games will be released over the course of PLAY, which kicks off August 23rd with the release of Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition (long enough title?). The fun continues with the newest DeathSpank game, The Baconing, on August 30th, followed by BloodRayne: Betrayal on September 6th and Renegade Ops on September 13th. All of these titles will be available for $14.99, and PS+ subscribers will receive a 20% discount on all titles.
The games will be available for pre-order beginning August 9th. Those who pre-order will receive a custom PS3 theme for each title, and all who purchase the game during the PLAY program will receive in-game goodies for each game.
Additionally, everyone who purchases or pre-orders all four of the PLAY titles will receive PAYDAY: The Heist for free upon the game’s release (a $19.99 value).
Source: Sony press release