Plants vs. Zombies, Slam Bolt Scrappers Headline SOE’s 2011 PSN Lineup

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Sony Online Entertainment is gearing up for a busy year of PlayStation Network releases, this week confirming six titles due out on the PS3’s digital storefront in 2011.

Without question, the two big guns are PopCap’s tower defense sensation, Plants Vs. Zombies, and Slam Bolt Scrappers, the wacky hybrid of brawling and tower building/defense the team at Fire Hose Games has been busting hump on for a couple years now (watch the trailer and you’ll see just how fun it’s going to be). Plants Vs. Zombies is currently due out in February and Slam Bolt Scrappers is slated for March.

If those two games weren’t enough for you, SOE is once again teaming up with Rockin’ Android on an anime robot brawler and is also working with indie developers NinjaBee, Playbrains (makers of Madballs in… Babo: Invasion) and Recoil Games to bring their latest games to the PS3 audience. Here are more details on the lineup.

Plants vs. Zombies: Scheduled to debut on the PlayStation Network this February, this zombie-zapping downloadable game challenges players to build an arsenal of loyal plants to defend their home against attacking waves of the undead.

Acceleration of Suguri X Edition: SOE and Rockin’ Android team up once more to bring the ultimate in anime-style robot-fighting to the PlayStation Network. In Acceleration of Suguri X Edition, players take on the role of a scorned robot to maneuver through arcade storylines and battle other robots.

Slam Bolt Scrappers: Developed by Fire Hose Games, Slam Bolt Scrappers is an intense building and brawling mash-up, exclusive to the PlayStation Network. Players aim to construct the greatest towers in Slam Bolt City while defending against devious baddies and epic bosses.

Akimi Village: Developed by NinjaBee, players obtain blueprints, gather resources and construct a village to help rid Akimi Island of lingering gloom in this PlayStation Network exclusive.

Sideway: Set against the gritty art culture in New York City, Sideway follows the adventures of Nox, a 2D rebellious young artist, as he navigates the 3D urban streets. This audacious new PlayStation Network exclusive by Playbrains and Fuel Industries is scheduled to launch this spring.

Rochard: Players embrace the gravity-bending exploits of space miner John Rochard as he discovers the first proof of extra-terrestrial life. Developed by Recoil Games, Rochard combines space exploration and puzzle-solving in a side-scrolling single player experience.

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