Four Indies Headline PlayStation Store PLAY Summer 2014 Lineup

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Sony’s annual PlayStation Store PLAY summer program kicks off next week with the first of four standout games to be highlighted weekly between July 29th and August 19th. Unless you’re an indie hater, this summer’s lineup is a doozy, featuring Rogue Legacy, The Swapper, Hohokum and Counterspy. Based on the original Steam releases, we can already tell you that Rogue Legacy and The Swapper are must-haves. PlayStation exclusives Hohokum and Counterspy are certainly shaping up to be in that same class.

· Rogue Legacy from Cellar Door Games – rated Everyone 10+ (July 29) – A rogue-lite game where you must conquer a magical castle which is constantly changing. Every time you die, your children succeed you. Each child has his or her own unique genetic traits, so every play through is unique, right from the get-go. (Retail Price: $16.99*, PlayStation Plus Pre-Order Price: $13.59*)

· The Swapper from Facepalm Games – rated Everyone 10+ (August 5) – An atmospheric puzzle platformer set in the furthest reaches of space. Players wield an experimental device able to clone the user and swap control between them. All of the art in The Swapper is constructed using clay models and other everyday materials. (Retail Price: $19.99*, PlayStation Plus Pre-Order Price: $15.99*)

· Hohokum from Honeyslug/Santa Monica Studios – rated Everyone 10+ (August 12) – Hohokum is an expressive and mesmerizing universe where players take on the role of a curious flying kite-like being. Players will explore vibrant worlds and discover their secrets to unlock new levels. While there are goals, and trophies discovered along the way, at its heart, Hohokum is a playground — a place to wander about and get lost in. (Retail Price: $14.99*, PlayStation Plus Pre-Order Price: $11.99*)

· CounterSpy from Dynamighty/San Mateo Studio – rated Teen (August 19) – Play as a spy from C.O.U.N.T.E.R. agency as two superpowers face off against each other in a plot to destroy the moon. In this stealthy 2D action side-scroller, which blends in 3D cover based shooting, the counter agent must sabotage the dastardly plans of the superpowers in order to maintain world peace. CounterSpy combines spy mythology and bold aesthetics of the 1950’s and 1960’s and is set during the Cold War. (Retail Price: $14.99*, PlayStation Plus Pre-Order Price: $11.99*)

All four titles will be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, with cross-buy functionality to sweeten the deal. As usual, tiered PlayStation Store cash back credit will be available based on the number of games purchased. Buying any two games will reward a $3 credit, any three games will net $6 in credit, and the full set will reward $10.

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