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PSN titles Rochard, Payday and Sideway priced and dated


Sony Online Entertainment has dropped release date details for three of its upcoming PSN titles. Two of them have some elements in common: they're both Scandinavian; and they're downloadable games built by teams recovering from AAA failures.

First up is Recoil Games' Rochard, the impressive "action-adventure, side-scrolling puzzle platformer" from Finland, which will be available on September 27 for $9.99. The ex-Remedy devs at Recoil Games were working on the ambitious Earth No More, a 3D Realms-published shooter whose cancellation nearly closed the developer.

Next is the promising Payday: The Heist, from Overkill Software in Sweden. The debut project from this team of former GRIN developers, Payday: The Heist is a cooperative, squad-based shooter and will be available on October 4 for $19.99. After GRIN's collapse in 2009, co-founder Bo Andersson formed Overkill Software but stayed intentionally "below the radar," the website says.

Lastly, Sideway: New York will be available on October 11 for $9.99. This title built by the developers of Madballs in Babo Invasion is produced by a marketing company looking to turn the property into a cartoon.

Gallery: Payday: The Heist (Gamescom 2011) | 9 Photos


Gallery: Rochard (Gamescom 2011) | 8 Photos



Gallery: Sideway (Gamescom 2011) | 23 Photos

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