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MLB 14 The Show, Mercenary Kings, Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Hit PlayStation This Week

By Ryan Winslett 2014-03-31 07:55:04 discussion comments
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The first PlayStation Network update of April is set to offer some nice variety, including a couple of action games, an old-school-inspired shooter, your annual dose of baseball goodness and even a PlayStation 2 Classic to help usher in the fourth month of 2014.

First up this week, MLB 14: The Show arrives fresh from the oven for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Unfortunately for new gen gamers, you'll have to wait until next month to get your baseball fix on the PlayStation 4. For last gen and portable fans, though, Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements says you can expect more of the same baseball action fans have grown to love over the years.

“With the launch of MLB 14: The Show, the critically-acclaimed series hits new heights with tons of ground-breaking features,” Clements said. “Year-to-year saves allow players to carry their progress from this year forward into future entries of The Show. Quick Counts enables gamers to knock out full, nine-inning games in less than 30 minutes for an easy fix, and Universal Profiles on PS3 capture player styles for the entire MLB community to see.”



The Show will be joined by several other new games this week, too, including the updated version of the formerly portable-only platforming title, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition. Take on the role of the Dark Knight in this 2D (and sort of 3D) platforming adventure game in which your gadgets and free-flowing combat are just as important as in the console versions of the game.

Also set to turn a few heads this week is the new PlayStation 4 shooter, Mercenary Kings. Coming from the makers of the Scott Pilgrim video game, Mercenary Kings is another homage to classic gaming, this time focused on side-scrolling shooters like Contra or Metal Slug. Expect loads of action and humor as the remaining member of the Mercenary Kings invade an enemy island base in order to rescue their friends.



Also on offer this week is Ragnarok Odyssey ACE (pictured at the top of this post), the updated version of a Vita action game from a couple of years back sporting new enemies, new dungeons to explore, new gear, new moves for heroes to perform and cross-save/cross-play functionality between PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game.

Finally, PS2 fans who love dark takes on the RPG genre will want to check out the exhaustingly named Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army.
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