New on PlayStation Store: Ratchet & Clank, Invisible Inc., Axiom Verge

Plus, Blues & Bullets, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, Pang Adventures, more

This week sees the welcome return of some bona-fide PlayStation icons, with the arrival of Ratchet & Clank on PS4. Insomniac Games‘ reboot of its PS2 classic has been picking up some blazing reviews – now’s your chance to see what all the fuss is about.

Elsewhere, acclaimed PS4 platformer Axiom Verge lands on PS Vita, brilliant stealth adventure Invisible Inc. launches on PS4, and episodic mystery Blues & Bullets makes its debut. See below for the full list of new releases.

PlayStation StoreOut this week



  • Invisible, Inc. Console Edition
    20th April

  • Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack
    20th April

  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
    20th April


  • Blues and Bullets – Episode 1 & 2 Bundle
    20th April

  • Blues and Bullets – Episode 1
    20th April

  • Blues and Bullets – Episode 2
    20th April


  • Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom
    20th April

  • Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug
    20th April

  • Arcade Game Series: Galaga
    20th April


  • Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man
    20th April

  • Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man
    20th April

  • Far Cry 4 & Far Cry Primal Bundle (Not in Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi, Ukraine, UAE)
    21st April


  • MXGP2 – The Official Motocross Videogame
    21st April

  • Max Payne
    22nd April

  • Ratchet and Clank
    22nd April (UK/Ireland)


  • Rugby Challenge 3
    22nd April

  • Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault
    22nd April

  • Lichdom: Battlemage
    22nd April


  • Grand Theft Auto Double Pack: LCS & VCS
    20th April

  • Masquerade: The Baubles Of Doom
    20th April

  • Rugby Challenge 3
    22nd April


  • Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault
    22nd April


  • Axiom Verge
    20th April

  • Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault
    22nd April


19th April

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Eclipse DLC
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Cyan Weapon Skin

21st April

  • MXGP2
  • Beto Carrero Track

Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS4, PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through our online store.

Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers in April

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How much are the Namco arcade games going to be?


They’re on the New Zealand PlayStation Store for $6.45 and $12.95 for the multi pack so about ~£3 each approximately.

Ratchet & Clank is finally here in Europe! Can’t wait to play it. I know it’s a kid’s game but only heard the best.


why it has to be a kids game? having fun is only for kids? enjoying beatiful landscapes and soft puns?

Tomorrow is my son’s 8th birthday, His uncle gift will be Ratchet for ps4… I also will be playing it…. (right now, I’m replaying the future saga)

I think we must forgot about so many tps and fps with space marines arms wider than my waist, and enjoying the so long forgotten “action plattformers” wich were so popular on ps2 and before.

Please, dont stop doing this games…

Carnivius_Prime 19 April, 2016 @ 13:42

It’s not a kids game. It’s a an all-ages game. There be a difference. :)


Wow guys, calm down. lol

I never said that it’s something bad. In contrary, even though Ratchet games are intended for kids (or all-ages which implies to me that it’s a kids game, seriously, what’s the difference? You could say that every game for kids is all-ages, like Lego Dimensions, Disney Infinity, My Little Pony… never played any of those though. :D) they are fun nonetheless!

I am with you guys. I grew up with Spyro and co. I love these games. Doesn’t mean they are not kids games. Doesn’t mean they are not intended to be played by adults either.

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RoaringMdog18 19 April, 2016 @ 13:37

Francesca, any news on Taco Master? Any news would be great.

Looking forward to Axiom Verge!

Francesca Mead 19 April, 2016 @ 15:30

Nothing to update with Taco Master – keep an eye on Kaxan Games and I will let you know if I hear anything.

CravingForCookie 19 April, 2016 @ 13:40

Awesome! Both Axiom Verge AND Invisible Inc. :D

infernalmonkey1 19 April, 2016 @ 13:42

So much for Lumo launching April 22nd, then. RIP

Carnivius_Prime 19 April, 2016 @ 13:42

Ratchet and Clank! Give it to me NOW…. oh wait I still have to wait til end of week. Argh.

Will pick up the Shantae game too. oh wait that’s tomorrow!

Oh cool some classic Namco arcade games! Oh that’s tomorrow too?!

Do you not want any of my money today then? Not too keen on the graphic revamp of Pang. Would certainly buy it if it included the original arcade game.


Just realised there is a new Shantae game on the update. Super excited now! Risky’s Revenge was great fun and the trophies were a fun challenge too.

Please hurry up and get here Friday so I can play R&C!

Any idea when we are getting the skyjacked theme and DLC 2 theme for black ops 3 which the US store has had for some Time ?

lumoplusjess 19 April, 2016 @ 13:55

store updates on tuesday, only 2 games available on tuesday…
Might as well have kept it on wednesday


Rubbish, it’s still useful to see what’s coming and when. Just check the blog on Wednesday if you feel so aggrieved.

Having said that.. this blog is a FAR less useful place without the pricing!


Years ago, games WERE released on the store update (except those duel released at retailers). Since it shifted to Tuesday, the expectation naturally (due to Sony saying so), was that games would continue to release on that update. But things got worse. Very few games are released on the update or even the following day. So why change it to begin with.
We were promised better timing of releases, that simply never happened. Sony promised many things before the launch of the PS4 that they’ve since ignored and forgotten about.

Huono_peleis 19 April, 2016 @ 16:15

“Every PS4 game will have a demo”

This also didn’t kinda happen. Sony is good at promising but actually delivering is a pain.


Ratchet & Clank is the winner this week :D.

FYI – DeadStar icon is only a link to the Flickr image, not the PS store page

TachikomaShiki 19 April, 2016 @ 13:57

Max Payne!!! Yay!!! Thanks :)


I’m so happy as well !!! Can’t wait !!!! :)

TachikomaShiki 19 April, 2016 @ 14:22

Hopefully it won’t disappear again before Friday lol


Honestly I’m not sure of what I’ll do if this happens… :D

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spacedelete2 19 April, 2016 @ 13:58

is Take Two going to get bought out by Activision or another company? i ask because they seem to be stealth releasing all of their games lately without a single bit of advertising so it seems they are cashing in on their IPs with as little effort as possible before they get bought out.


Is the Rambo Baker Team dlc out today for Europe?

tonyevans1989 19 April, 2016 @ 14:10

how much is Axiom Verge going to be on Vita and is it also cross-buy with PS4 like it is in the States does anyone know?

StevenJamesHyde 19 April, 2016 @ 14:25

It is cross-buy, and consequently will be the same price as the PS4 version. I think there was talk of a 10% discount for this week as well


No 10% discount applied yet.

StevenJamesHyde 19 April, 2016 @ 15:38

If the 10% discount comes it’ll be as a ‘launch discount’ for the Vita version, i.e. don’t expect to see it until tomorrow

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Is the EU Towerfall Vita injunction still in place or xan you release any info?


I have pushed that one out of my head. It will just pop one day, probably months from now.


Or never, like some games. CS:GO comes to mind.


Hey Fran, is Max Payne a lie again or is it ACTUALLY coming this time?


It’d better come ! I feel like I waited for this one forever.

Francesca Mead 19 April, 2016 @ 15:33

It’s on its way :)

Hi Fran, if we Brexit to we get to ditch SCEE and get our prices back in the blog posts? Important information.

counterUAVbaby 19 April, 2016 @ 14:40

GTA Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories double-pack, what does that mean? Do they come with Trophies?


No, they’re PS3 only, so just PS2 emulated classics.

Only the PS4 emulations have trophies.

counterUAVbaby 19 April, 2016 @ 21:01

No really! GTA San Andreas for PS3 has trophies.

Halfbrick mentioned on Twitter that Jetpack Joyride would be coming out soon, I take it they meant next week? Also super excited for the Namco classics as well as Ratchet & Clank! Thanks for the update Fran!

Francesca Mead 19 April, 2016 @ 15:32

Jetpack Joyride will indeed be coming soon :) Next week, I believe.


Woo! Thanks again for the reply, Fran :3 Can’t wait!!

Francesca, I see there is some Tron RUN/r DLC, is it a part of the season pass because it’s trying to charge me for it.

Francesca Mead 20 April, 2016 @ 14:29

Specifically which DLC is charging you?

Francesca Mead 21 April, 2016 @ 13:44

We’re looking into this right now, I’ll update when I can.


Look at all those great games…not out today. I have to ask; why bother with the Tuesday “update” when on average only 20% of games are released on that day? Hate to bring up SCEA, but 99% of their games ARE released on their store update? I’d prefer you went back to the old days when the update was later in the week when all the games were released on that day.
One step forward: Twenty steps back. Bit of a joke to be honest.


Need to add; SCEE promised by moving the update to Tuesday releases would be more inline with SCEA. That never happened, in fact it’s much, much worse.

I agree, but I would like to add in clarification that this was primarily for digital releases, obviously it was understood that games with retail releases were in line with brick and mortar stores in the various countries, but when there is no physical release, there should be no reason why a simultaneous launch isn’t possible, hence the move to a Tuesday update…

I know, I know… it’s the publishers setting the dates, etc…

Darlo-Richie 19 April, 2016 @ 15:42

Francesca, please give the ones asking about Towerfall on Vita an answer, after reading the developers Twitter even he doesn’t seem to know what’s going on, this does not reflect well on SCEE at all.


Same question.


Max Payne :D

Huono_peleis 19 April, 2016 @ 16:21

For people interested on Pacmans, Dig Dug and Galaga: you do realise that they are free on PC & Mac sans trophies? You can try before you purchase.

Francesca, where is the Minecraft Story Mode Adventure pass.
It was announced 2 weeks ago it would come to the store on April 8th and I can only find it on the US store (not on the Belgian or UK store).

I just checked the other stores for reference.

As the new DLC is not out yet, it is not a big problem yet, but I find it strange it was announced and the Deluxe Season pass was added that week, but the Adventure Pass is nowhere to be seen.


Btw, it was just a question, I am just curious why it isn’t on the store in Europe.

Like I said, it isn’t a big problem yet, but I just wanted to check if you knew the reason why it isn’t on there yet (and if it will arrive before or when the new DLC comes out).


Francesca, when is DLC going to be included in these posts again? Like Rocksmith, or Rambo even…


How about The Warriors and Red Dead Revolver please!

RadaRadaSnicl 20 April, 2016 @ 09:27

Any estimated price on fc 4 and primal boundle? Ratchet and Clankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

Francesca, why Amplitude for PS3 has been already delisted? It was released what, 2-3 weeks ago?


Nevermind, it’s back.

Francesca Mead 21 April, 2016 @ 11:12

It’s here, but we’re working on fixing it so it will appear in the searches again:!/en-gb/games/amplitude/cid=EP8802-NPEB02398_00-EUPS3AMPLITUDE16?disableGeoBlock

Finally! I can’t wait to play Max Payne with trophies. I really hope Max Payne 2 comes soon.


Max Payne buying for sure
But I would really like to see GTA LCS & VCS on PS4
And going for the manhunt next week

enrickuranium 22 April, 2016 @ 11:11

So, no LUMO…???…

CoolRichy007UK 22 April, 2016 @ 20:37

Ye sony WHERE IS LUMO just finished ratchet clank the original way way better more planets this 1 has less well im not buying anymore ratchet clank games

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