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Introducing ‘Only On PSN’ For New Exclusive Games Throughout October

Susan Panico's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, PlayStation Network

We’re excited to announce a new program called “Only On PSN,” which features brand new games that are exclusively available on PlayStation Network throughout October. Every week starting tomorrow, October 4, you will find new titles, unique to PSN that are part of this program – games that you’ve likely read about here on the PlayStation Blog, or seen during our showing at E3 2011. You may recall our announcement a few months ago about our Pub Fund – a $20 million investment in exclusive PSN titles, and the Only On PlayStation Network program showcases two titles spawning from this investment: Eufloria and Okabu.

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on the Only On PSN games yourselves, so we’re giving you a few special offers throughout the course of the program. First, to sweeten the deal, we’ll be offering PlayStation Plus subscribers a 20% discount on each game during the first week of its availability.

Additionally, users who spend $60 or more out of their PlayStation Network/Sony Entertainment Network wallet through the month of October will get $10 back in November. This includes any of the Only On PSN games, purchases of games, add-ons, movies and TV shows in both the game and video sections of the PlayStation Store, your paid subscriptions for PlayStation Plus or Music Unlimited, movie rentals or purchases through Video Unlimited and any games or virtual items you buy in PlayStation Home.

Be sure to keep an eye on the PlayStation Twitter feed, as we’ll be giving away download codes for each game in the line-up every week. Don’t miss your chance to get this week’s Only On PSN games for free!

Now, let’s check out the games:

Eufloria - Only On PSNRochard - Only On PSN

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.

Sideway - Only On PSN

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.

Sodium2 - Only On PSN

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.

Okabu - Only On PSNRocketBirds - Only On PSN

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.

INFAMOUS: Festival of Blood - Only On PSNPixeljunk Sidescroller - Only On PSN

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.

Also starting tomorrow as part of Only On PSN, we’ll also be offering a selection of rare classic games in the PlayStation Store: God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere and Ring of Red.

So head into the PlayStation Store tomorrow afternoon to check out Eufloria and Okabu, and don’t forget: If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber, be sure to take advantage of the 20% discounts for the new games each week before we move onto the next week of Only On PSN titles. We hope you enjoy the month of October gaming with these exclusive titles on PSN!

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Kartik21 said:

October 3rd, 6:33 am

Very nice, Sony.

stlthriot said:

October 3rd, 6:33 am

Sweet! Didn’t realize the release of PJ Sidescroller would be so soon! :D

Shadow780 said:

October 3rd, 6:35 am

Does the classic PS2 games have any enhancements such as trophies, higher res graphics, etc?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:07 am

    The PS2 games are in their original form. These aren’t remasters, and therefore won’t have Trophy support. But they retain their original gameplay, look, and charm through and through.

remanutd5 said:

October 3rd, 6:35 am

i get the feeling all those only on psn games will be available on psvita day 1

RE_Player said:

October 3rd, 6:35 am

Sony just keeps adding on reasons why Plus is one of the best offers in gaming. Defiantly taking part in this.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:08 am

    Glad you’re enjoying Plus! Make sure you remember to pick up the games you’re interested in on the first week as the discount is for the first week of each game’s release

Fatguy2003 said:

October 3rd, 6:36 am

Sounds excellent and I am looking forward to the Playstation 2 games especially. Is there any word on how they will be priced?

KidCommando said:

October 3rd, 6:36 am

So many games, not enough time!

Really enjoy the Plus discounts on new games.

hmmm, will have to see if there is $60 worth of content I am interested in this month….or would I be buying random things to get $10 back. lol

BlindsideDork said:

October 3rd, 6:36 am

Rochard is already out? Or just early release for PS+?

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    Juhana "Hulu" Virtanen said:

    October 3rd, 6:43 am

    Rochard has been out since last week. There is a demo as well for both regular and PS+ members.

SPOPS said:

October 3rd, 6:36 am

With limited gaming time due to College… Looks like the only game that I will be able to pick up is inFAMOUS.

Ti_dus said:

October 3rd, 6:37 am

What about Europe?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:14 am

    Only On PSN is only for US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil

nyobzoo said:

October 3rd, 6:37 am

Sounds great but it’s a shame Odin Sphere isn’t getting the HD treatment, cause frame rate and load times were the only problems with that game

ThreeLeggedFreak said:

October 3rd, 6:38 am

Will the PS2 games have trophies? Will there be a section for ps2 classics or we’ll have to snoop around until we find it?

dilbig5 said:

October 3rd, 6:38 am

Very nice. Wish Festival of Blood would be out tomorrow, oh well.

gerneric123 said:

October 3rd, 6:38 am

WOOT PS2 CLASSICS

Can I spend $60 on PSP, and Minis while still getting the $10 back?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:15 am

    Yep. Spend $60 on anything in the Store. As long as you spend $60 through the month of October, you’ll get $10 back in November

MarkakaJin said:

October 3rd, 6:38 am

Awesome games.

FellOpenIan said:

October 3rd, 6:38 am

Any pricing info on: “God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere and Ring of Red.”?

RE_Player said:

October 3rd, 6:40 am

Wait your telling me I get $10 after spending $60 on anything in the store and all these games coming out in October will be 20% off… Defiantly getting inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood and Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:16 am

    that’s right =)

Sephir007 said:

October 3rd, 6:41 am

Great promotion, I love those PS2 games..

Neo-CTU said:

October 3rd, 6:41 am

Sound’s good, Really love the PS2 games

mixedkidbx said:

October 3rd, 6:43 am

Hmmm lets see if theres $60 worth of stuff i will spend.

I hope you guys are gonna be smart and have sales on a lot of PSN games that have been out for awhile. If you put the right games on sale during this month, i would have no problem spending $60 for you this month.

gerneric123 said:

October 3rd, 6:44 am

Destructoid confirms the PS2 Classics will be $9.99 each!

git_24pd said:

October 3rd, 6:44 am

WTF, PS2 Classics!? Does this service do well in Japan?

AguilarX said:

October 3rd, 6:45 am

wooow! you’re making me spend over $50 tomorrow!!! :(
nba jam
eufloria
odin sphere
grimgrimoire
crysis
god hand
maximo
chrono trigger
gotta get that $50 PSN card, still wont trust you with my debit card.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:17 am

    all good. Getting the $50 retail card will add the funds to your wallet, so as long as you spend $60 in the Store, whether you add your funds with purchased cards or direct through the Store, you’ll be all set.

gofreak said:

October 3rd, 6:46 am

PS2 Classics is too big a deal to be put merely at the end of a blog post focusing on other things. Should really be trumpeting that in its own blog – it’s long awaited news!

Elgar-I said:

October 3rd, 6:46 am

that’s amazing. PS2 FTW

adamska_br said:

October 3rd, 6:47 am

Ok, but what kind of visual treatment does the PS2 classics get? Or are they merely upscaled like the PSone Classics?

AguilarX said:

October 3rd, 6:47 am

oh yeah, PS Plus rocks! i only paid for 3 months (until december 2011) for $18 and i already saved over $50 on PSN and its only the first month lol. will definitely subscribe forever.

sinneD-- said:

October 3rd, 6:48 am

Still don’t understand why Pixel Junk doesn’t make another Monsters game grrr!

dFUSE said:

October 3rd, 6:50 am

When will Shane Bettenhausen make his debut blog post :D

Destiny89 said:

October 3rd, 6:54 am

Loving Ps+ not only does it save me so much i get to have games for free, too many games with too little time

TomHoang said:

October 3rd, 6:56 am

I’m definitely getting Infamous: FoB and Okabu. And why aren’t the PS2 games getting more promotion? There is only one line in the article that I almost skipped over :P I’ll be getting God Hand for sure.

Hydrogen_Otter said:

October 3rd, 6:57 am

God Hand and Maximo on PSN…mother of god.

I JUST upgraded to Plus on Saturday, looks like I picked just the right time eh? :D :D :D

Excalibur0123 said:

October 3rd, 6:58 am

So does this mean we will start to see more PS2 games on the PSN Store? :D

Carl-G said:

October 3rd, 6:58 am

More PS2 games on PSN please (or bring back PS2 playback to a PS3 please) :P
+ could you imagine having every PS1 + PS2 game on PSN? That would give SONY so much money LoL(i know it is impossible to do or is it?)

aquastorm said:

October 3rd, 6:58 am

Was this the huge reveal on October 5th that the video last week was referencing? If so this is majorly disappointing.

Way to get your fans hopes as usual Sony only to crush them.

SpyDudeFX said:

October 3rd, 6:59 am

Any news on PS Rewards? Miss that program :(

Francision69 said:

October 3rd, 7:01 am

I can’t wait to start spending like crazy when the new games roll out!

Mister-Nep said:

October 3rd, 7:01 am

PS2 games?! OMG that’s awesome! Definitely looking forward to GrimGrimoire. That was just such an amazing gem.

Onvertic said:

October 3rd, 7:03 am

PS2 DD games? So if I have a disc version can I play it?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:36 am

    No, these are PS2 titles that will be available from the PlayStation Store starting 10/4.

Jetup said:

October 3rd, 7:05 am

Any news on the price range of the PS2 titles?

RE_Player said:

October 3rd, 7:10 am

If I spend $120 do I get $20 back?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:37 am

    No, the reward is only for the $60 threshold. The $10 back will be coming to you in November if you spend $60 or more.

DZORMAGEN said:

October 3rd, 7:15 am

Tell yeah!!! I love that we get an incentive to shop! I think I should be able to hit the $60 mark with games! Does Rochard count if I buy it this week?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:38 am

    Yep, anything that is purchased within the month of October counts

Kane22_ said:

October 3rd, 7:16 am

what if you already own rochard does that still count for October? cause i already have it.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:39 am

    I’m afraid that it’s only for purchases made in the month of October. Rochard is certainly one of the highlighted games for Only On PSN, but fort he Buy $60 get $10 celebration, that’s for October purchases only.

Skv007 said:

October 3rd, 7:16 am

Fantastic. What a great incentive for being a gamer!

Shadow-Man_4 said:

October 3rd, 7:17 am

Wow, I have a $100 in store for those great games! =)

Painkiller360 said:

October 3rd, 7:22 am

I WANT SOCOM 1- CA SONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kane22_ said:

October 3rd, 7:22 am

also is payday still coming out tomorrow?

magicfan345 said:

October 3rd, 7:23 am

For some reason I’m no longer able to see the titles/headlines and dates at the top of each post on playstation blog, just white space above each post… wonder why that is ?

ez_____ez_____ez said:

October 3rd, 7:25 am

I wish there was a Spongebob game for PS3. My kids love him.

Tayzilla79 said:

October 3rd, 7:25 am

PSN should start letting customers pre-order more downloadable content like they do with “Payday: The Heist”. I want to pre-order Infamous: Festival of Blood.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 3rd, 9:42 am

    Thanks for the feedback on this; great idea

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