This week’s PlayStation Store highlights: Defiance 2050, Shining Resonance Refrain, The Spectrum Retreat

Plus check out the full release schedule for the week ahead

This week, PlayStation Store welcomes dazzling sci-fi MMO shooter Defiance 2050, a JRPG with a distinct musical flavour in Shining Resonance Refrain, and the mysterious puzzler The Spectrum Retreat. Read on to find out more, plus check out the full list of new releases.

1. Defiance 2050

Join the fight in a new free-to-play online shooter set in the Defiance universe. Enter a dynamic open world to explore and fight across multiple story-driven missions on an epic scale. Engage in massive cooperative battles with your friends and utilise hundreds of distinct weapons and skills to take on huge alien threats in this futuristic environment.


Available: 10th July

2. Shining Resonance Refrain

Stop an evil empire from exploiting the power of ancient dragon in music-infused action RPG Shining Resonance Refrain. In addition to the enhanced visuals, this remaster of the Japan-only PS3 original includes all its DLC plus a brand-new “Refrain” mode with new content. Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons.


More info: 7 things you need to know about JRPG Shining Resonance Refrain, coming to PS4 this summer

Available: 10 July

  • Pre-order Shining Resonance Refrain on PlayStation Store
  • 3. The Spectrum Retreat

    Solve the mysteries of The Penrose Hotel in The Spectrum Retreat, a narrative-driven first person puzzle game. You wake alone in the unsettling Penrose Hotel with no memory of your past or identity. Only mannequin-like staff are present and their reasoning for wanting to keep you inside the hotel is unclear. Manipulate your way to the truth!

    More info: The Spectrum Retreat brings narrative-driven puzzles to PS4 this Summer

    Available: 11th July

  • Pre-order The Spectrum Retreat on PlayStation Store
  • Now available to pre-order: Shenmue I & II

    Catch up with Ryo Hazuki’s journey before Shenmue III in the definitive version of the fan favourite adventure’s first two chapters. (With 10% off for PlayStation Plus members.)


  • Pre-order Shenmue I & II on PlayStation Store
  • New PS4 Games

    PlayStation StoreOut this week


    • Shining Resonance Refrain
      10 July

    • MLB The Show 18 All Star Edition [EU]
      9 July

    • Defiance 2050: Starter Class Pack
      10 July


    • Defiance 2050: Ultimate Class Pack
      10 July

    • Defiance 2050
      10 July

    • Bomber Crew
      10 July


    • Bomber Crew Deluxe Edition
      10 July

    • Dream Match Tennis VR (Not in Russia)
      10 July

    • All-Star Fruit Racing
      13 July


    • The Spectrum Retreat
      11 July

    • Insane Robots
      10 July

      10 July


      10 July

      10 July

    • 20XX
      10 July


    • Code51: Mecha Arena (Not in South Africa, New Zealand, India or Australia)
      10 July

    • Blacksea Odyssey
      11 July

    • The Journey Down: Chapter Three
      11 July


    • Indie Darling Bundle Vol.2
      11 July

    • Ice Cream Surfer
      11 July

    • Super Destronaut DX
      11 July


    • Rememoried
      12 July

    • Earthfall
      13 July

    • Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai (Not in New Zealand or Australia)
      13 July


    • Danger Zone 2
      13 July

      9 July

      10 July


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      11 July

      11 July

      13 July


      PS4 DLC

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      Carnivius_Prime 09 July, 2018 @ 17:47

      Hm, might get 20XX if not too expensives. I haven’t much monies to spare this week.

      jamestillett 09 July, 2018 @ 18:18

      Sadly to say no Neo Geo again but the release schedule look,s a lot more healthy this week compared with last week


      Has playstation got all Neo Geo games on store or is there more .

      Carnivius_Prime 09 July, 2018 @ 20:26

      Got most of my fave Neo geo games on PS4 now like Shock Troopers, Blazing Star, Sengoku 3, Windjammers (and the various SNK fighting games other folk love) and so on. I hope we get Rage of the Dragons as I quite enjoyed that and Waku Waku 7.

      A search on the PS Store for NeoGeo PS4 games shows 64 entries and that’s not including ones that are part of some compilation (like Metal Slug Anthology) or were released outside of the ACA series (such as Windjammers). So that’s a lot of Neo Geo games available. :)

      jamestillett 10 July, 2018 @ 17:30

      There is more to come Samuria Shodown 5 got released last week in Japan Super side kicks 3 Money idler Exchange & King of the fighters 2000 are still to come along Super spy hunter & League Bowling is also down for release not forggetting Top Players Golf & Riding Hero,s is all down for a European release when it gets released is a different matter but there is more on the way

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      aaron_bush_96 09 July, 2018 @ 18:41

      “Code51: Mecha Arena” AND “Koihime Enbu RyoRaiRai” not in Australia, What bull**** is this

      jamestillett 12 July, 2018 @ 17:13

      your right it is Bull****

      Skeptical69 13 July, 2018 @ 04:51

      Was this game refused classification in Australia or not? I don’t know.

      Either way, the ACB is a complete insult to Australian gamers, honestly. They introduced the R18+ rating for video games back in 2012 yet they are still banning/censoring games to this very day. Saints Row 4, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, the Vita version of Mortal Kombat 9 and now We Happy Few to name some examples off the top of my head…


      There about 4 games on here where out before this year why on list again. Plus there lego incredibles out this week but not on list. But that great week but things going wrong ever since Andrew house left playstation why that . Anyway great week for games . Nothing for me this week anyway.

      Not sure where you get 4 games that have previously been released? i see 2, Lumines has been debundled and rereleased as the game and “DLC” separated. MLB The Show All Star Edition is a new version of the game. The only of game I can you would think was a rerelease is Defiance 2050 but this is not connected with the previous release.

      While I agree that SIEE have consistently failed to predict/market Lego The Incredibles correctly but mistakes happen (addressing an issue in another post) and an example of how SIEE get things so wrong.

      What Andrew House has to do with this I don’t understand? I am not a fan of the current way Sony behaves globally but I do not think Mr House would make much of a difference given the overwhelming advantage they have in the market, which as customers of Sony we all have contributed.


      i look up on psn every week but his list be on store before . MLB the show 18 , Defiance 2050 which was add last week , lumines and Phobos vector prime the first ring was on store months ago since check that before store got updated so 4 . Reason why said things go wrong on store since keep doing repeat games and keep screwing new reasle dates it’s because store wasn’t like this when Andrew house was in charge and know don’t let staff reply. But feel store got worst ever since he left. Even the rating on store is broken. Not hateing on Sony just not bothering it’s like don’t get enough much money to fix things. I wish Fred come back do playstation store.

      SUPER DESTRONAUT DX will be on Vita too.


      The price tag of The Spectrum Retreat looks friendly, and I hope the game as well. I mean, its a bit low price for an indie game, maybe it’s just short or what?


      Anyone know if Sony will actually announce the new PS Now games this month, seeing as people, y’know, pay to subscribe to it and all. I have no idea why Sony bother with the service because they clearly aren’t really interested in it at all.

      Have a just found a game that uses the nunchuck or just poor wording.

      The VR tennis game mentions Move controller required but that the Move Navigation controller is optional. (The thing that looks like a Wii nunchuck with an analogue stick).

      moosemoosebushy 10 July, 2018 @ 12:41

      Code51 not showing in UK store


      It’s been delayed I don’t know why put on the list because always make stupid mistakes know playstation blog



      Whoop Shenmue is coming! though i have such a backlog I dunno if I will be able to justify it straight away, but I definitely will pick it up at some point.

      TactualRain 12 July, 2018 @ 03:34

      Hey friends. Keen to check out Defiance, but (230pm Jul 12th at time of writing) it’s not in the store (but the coin packs are, weird). When will the game be available in New Zealand?

      TactualRain 13 July, 2018 @ 23:41

      I see it’s on the Xbox NZ store, but not PSN. suggests the community’s solution is to set your PS4 to a different region, which seems the wrong approach :) Can we get it in the NZ store? If MSFT can solve this problem it isn’t a ratings issue.

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