Sony Play summer series includes Journey, Galak-Z, more |


Journey for PS4 headlines Sony's Play summer series

The summer season this year continues the long-standing tradition of including few major game releases before the fall rush of titles. Sony is hoping to alleviate the lack of any big titles in the coming months with its annual Play series, this year including four great-looking titles.

JourneyN++Galak-Z, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture will all be part of Play 2015, which begins Tuesday. Each game will come at a discounted price for PlayStation Plus subscribers who pre-order the game. Players who buy two or more games through Aug. 18 will also be given a voucher for 10 percent off a PlayStation Store purchase.

Journey will release on PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, coming for free for those who already own it on the PlayStation 3. And if you need a reason to consider picking it up, read EW’s review from when it first releasedJourney will cost $11.99 for PS Plus subscribers and $14.99 for nonsubscribers.

N++ will release on July 28, costing $15.99 for subscribers and $19.99 for nonsubscribers. The game is the long-awaited sequel to the puzzle game N+, which debuted back in 2008. The game comes with 2,360 levels that will test players’ reflexes in a series of tough and quick puzzles, along with a level editor so players can devise their own devilish set-ups.

Galak-Z employs a unique set-up gives the game the look of a 90’s anime cartoon, while evoking old-school space shooters in its gameplay. Check out the extended demo above for more on the game, which releases on Aug. 4 for the PS Plus pre-order price of $15.99, and will then retail for $19.99.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, from the makers of Dear Esther, delivers a unique first-person experience with an emphasis on its story of the apoclaypse. The game will explore the decisions and lives of a town in England as the end of the world sets in. The adventure game will come out on Aug. 11 for the PS Plus pre-order price of $15.99, and a regular price of $19.99.

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