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Sony has today announced PSN PLAY; a new program offering four different games over the course of four weeks. Think Summer of Arcade with PSN games, with extra bonuses and rewards thrown in, and you're along the right lines.

On August 10, the four games involved in the promotion become available for pre-order through the PSN Store. For every game that's pre-ordered, you'll be rewarded with a theme for your PS3.

Additionally, with each PLAY purchase, you'll get a free gift. With Street Fighter III Third Strike, for example - the first game in the promotion - you'll unlock GILL, the self-proclaimed god, as day-one DLC. Normally you'd have to beat the game with every character to unlock this character.

PlayStation Plus subscribers will also receive a 20 per cent discount on every PLAY program purchase made on or before 20 September 2011.

Anybody that buys all four titles will be rewarded with a fifth game - PAYDAY: The Heist - for free.

The four games involved in the promotion are as follows:

August 24: Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition
August 31: The Baconing
September 7: BloodRayne: Betrayal
September 14: Renegade Ops

Bonus Gift: PAYDAY: The Heist

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Whilst a clear attempt to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft, the PLAY promotion is fuelled with some good games and interesting incentives. Anybody likely to pre-order any of these next week?

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Ghost5

The Baconing is the sequel to Deathspank II.
I can't wait for it!
Posted 16:19 on 06 August 2011
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CheekyLee@ Clockpunk

That was actually Xmas, with Raskulls, ilomilo, and World of Keflings. Summer of Arcade 2010 gave MS points to people who bought all the games featured.

This is a good move by Sony, and may actually make me buy Third Strike on PS3 instead of XBLA. I have never heard of The Baconing, but I already love it!
Posted 22:04 on 05 August 2011
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Neon-Soldier32

It's good to see PSN doing something like summer of arcade. Seems like a very good deal, especially for PS + subscribers too!
Posted 21:44 on 05 August 2011
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Chaza_snake

i just wanna know when i can buy pay day:the heist, non of the other games interest me atall
Posted 19:33 on 05 August 2011
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Clockpunk@ Wido

I preferred the idea of the last Summer of Arcade (I think it was), wherein purchasing the games unlocked bonus content in other titles.

If only a similar scheme could be done for every such promotion.
Posted 18:22 on 05 August 2011
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Wido

Very good for the PSN to have such a offer.
Posted 17:40 on 05 August 2011

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Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Fighting
No. Players: 1-2
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