Contrast Added to PS+ Instant Game Collection for PS4 Launch, Steam Collector’s Edition Pre-Orders Now Available


Compulsion’s captivating vaudeville shadow-play platformer Contrast is in the news this week for two big announcements.

First, as a replacement for the delayed PlayStation 4 launch title Driveclub, Sony has announced that Contrast will now be included in the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection for PS4 launch day on November 15th. I’m not sure if this Instant Game Collection deal will extend to PS+ users on PS3 (the game is coming to both PlayStation consoles as well as PC and Xbox Live Arcade), but I will try to get clarification on that soon.


This week, Contrast has also launched for pre-purchase on Steam. A standard edition will be available at launch, but for now you can pre-order a Collector’s Edition package featuring the original soundtrack and a digital “Programme” consisting of a 52-page art book and dev diary. Pre-ordering before the November 15th release day will also lock in a savings of 25%, dropping the price to $14.99 from $19.99.


You’re going to want that soundtrack, too. As heard in the new trailer embedded below, Contrast features a spectacular jazz score composed by WaveGeneration Audio and written by Compulsion Games. The trailer highlights one particular song from the soundtrack, “House on Fire” performed by jazz singer Laura Ellis.

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