A new promotion on the US PlayStation Store has been announced and with it, a bunch of release dates for games that we’re looking forward to.

5 of the games in the promotion are cross-buy and have been dated, these games are Helldivers which launches on March 3rd, Hotline Miami 2 which launches on March 10th, Metal Slug 3 which is confirmed to be launching on March 24th, Titan Souls will be launching on April 14th and the highly anticipated Shovel Knight will launch on April 21st.

All of these games will be receiving a 10% launch discount on their first week of launch, the prices of these games with their discounts can be seen below;

(3/3 through 3/9) HELLDIVERS (PS4 / PS3 / PS Vita)* $17.99
(3/10 through 3/16) Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS4 / PS3 / PS Vita)* $13.49
(3/24 through 3/30) Metal Slug 3 (PS4 / PS3 / PS Vita)* $13.49
(3/31 through 4/6) Axiom Verge (PS4)** $17.99
(4/7 through 4/13) Bastion (PS4)** $13.49
(4/14 through 4/20) Titan Souls (PS4 / PS Vita)* $8.99
(4/21 through 4/27) Shovel Knight (PS4 / PS3 / PS Vita)* $13.49

*Launching as a Cross-Buy Title

** Launching Later on PlayStation Vita

The deal is only available in the US at present, but the games normally get discounted in Europe as well, let us know in the comments if any of these games take your fancy.


  • Reza Gerami

    I don’t get it. Will Bastion be a crossbuy-title or are you simply announcing that it will be released for the Vita at a later date?

    • Liam Langan

      It’s a cross buy title, with the vita version releasing at a later date

      • Lester Paredes

        Dumb question: So, are all of these titles cross buy?

        If so, I’m going to be one broke Vita owner…

        • Liam Langan

          Yes, all of the games are cross buy, besides the one game included in the promotion that’s not mentioned in this post

          • Lester Paredes

            Damn… my wallet hurts… But my Vita is happy.

    • Ichigo Yoite

      omg and I was already sad that its only for PS4 …so totally want to play that on my vita! >_<

  • Lester Paredes

    These next few months are not going to be good for my wallet… Though, I might skip Metal Slug 3. The only draw is playing with others, but I’d hate to see how lag screws that over…

    • Buckybuckster

      Gone are the days where this was the time of year Vita owners generally sat around twiddling their thumbs waiting for the 2nd half of the year when the new games really started to come out. Good riddance I’d say!

      To be completely honest, I want EVERYTHING on that list. However, much like yourself, I may end up passing on MS 3, but for a different reason.

      Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loves me some Metal Slug, but for SNK’s asking price plus $5 dollars more, you can get the PSP anthology that has I believe, 7 games from the franchise. Guess I will have to decide if Vita native visuals and trophies have more importance to me than owning the majority of the series. Come to think of it, it does seem that the average price of indies is on the upswing.

      • Lester Paredes

        I have the anthology. 3 and X are my two favorites in the entire series. 5 is fun, too, but the bosses are impossible to beat without meeting many grisly deaths.
        If it goes on sale, though, I’ll probably get it. Or if I have some extra cash, cuz all of these games plus oreshika and toukiden kiwami… I’m going to be awfully poor…
        And yeah, it does seem that prices are on the upswing, but at least the quality is matching.
        C’mon, Plus membership, help me out here!

  • EndRant

    Those Indies prices keep going up, kinda don’t like it. I understand helldivers beign $20 cause it looks like it had the highest budget but axiom verge beign $20 really is odd. I’m getting helldivers day one since it looks amazing and I love twin stick shooters.