Sony Aus today announced three more PlayStation Network games will be available for download from the PlayStation Store through November and December.
This year's not over until PLAYSTATION Network says it is - and we're bringing it to a close in style with three extremely original titles to download from the PLAYSTATION Store: Riff: Everyday Shooter, Pain, and Dark Mist. They're all next-generation games that use the power of PLAYSTATION 3 in innovative ways - whether it's to make music through target shooting, to launch characters into scenery, or to navigate a supernatural labyrinth. They're launching in November and December - and here's a rundown of what to expect...
Riff: Everyday Shooter (November)
A groundbreaking shooter where direct hits strike the sweetest of notes. With Riff: Everyday Shooter, PS3 blurs the lines between gaming and music with an arcade shooter unlike any other. There are no bangs and explosions here, just guitar riffs; every shot you take creates a guitar note that plays in harmony with the game's background music, leading to a constant, harmonic reaction between music, gameplay and visuals. The game uses mathematical and musical formulas to create stunning visuals and sound effects. Every level contains an exclusive all-guitar soundtrack, blurring the line between playing a game and listening to an album - and there's loads of unlockable content to discover too.
The world's most extreme sport is arriving on PS3 - it's a world of Pain. It's painful all right - and it's the ultimate in chaos and mischief. The aim of the game is to cause as many knocks and bumps to your character as possible, using the scenery and, among other things, a large, human-firing catapult. Fling yourself into the distance and watch the chaos unfold - nothing is safe from the destruction. We're talking about bowled-over pedestrians, broken windows, crumpled scenery, explosions, flying monkeys and human bowling balls. Characters include an extreme sports jock and a fast-food chain mascot with others to follow in the coming months - the choice is yours but the mantra remains simple: no pain, no gain.
Dark Mist (December)
Magic, mystery and adventure: Can you bring light to the labyrinth? Enter a subterranean underworld to battle the enemies responsible for the dreaded Dark Mistin this mythological fantasy title. You play Artemis, a heroine armed with a light-enchanted bow - use your arrows, bombs, special attacks and combos to defeat enemies galore and the bosses who lurk around every corner on your way to destroying the Dark Generator. Dark Mist is an action-packed shooting game with simple controls and multiple gaming modes, each with unique styles of play. Can you fight off the Dark Mist and bring light back to the game's underground worlds? Find out in this title from Game Republic - developers of Toy Home, Folklore and Genji: Days of the Blade.
It will be interesting to see how these original offerings shape the number of users for the PSN - it's no small task for Sony to try and catch up to the Virtual Console and Microsoft's XBLA offerings, but it seems like they're on the right track.