Downloadable games are getting bigger and better with each passing month.

And now, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) has announced launch dates for a trilogy of new digital titles. The PSN will soon receive PAYDAY: The Hiest , Rochard , and Sideway: New York , a trio of accomplished and hopefully entertaining adventures. Said Chris Sturr, SOE executive director of business development and corporate strategy:

"We are seeing increased growth and popularity in the digital distribution of premium console games and therefore are delivering new AAA-quality titles like Rochard, PAYDAY: The Heist and Sideway: New York that address this trend head on. As one of the largest third-party publishers on PlayStation®Network with 9.7 million downloads to date, we continue to raise the bar for players with the introduction of three new original games that further complement our existing portfolio including Plants vs. Zombies™, DC Universe™ Online, Slam Bolt Scrappers, Free Realms®, Akimi Village and Acceleration of Suguri X Edition."

First up is Rochard , an "action-adventure, side-scrolling puzzle platformer" with a lot of promise. This one will arrive on September 27 and hold a $9.99 price tag. Then there's PAYDAY: The Heist , where you become a career criminal and attempt to execute high-stakes scores. It'll show up for PSN and PC users on October 4, with a cost of $19.99. Lastly, we have Sideway: New York , where you will play as Nox, "a graffiti artist sucked into a twisted graffiti world." It's a 2D adventure platformer set in a 3D world, and that concept alone is enough to intrigue us. It'll release on October 11 for $9.99.

Hit the links above to learn more about each game, and see if any – or all – or up your alley.

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maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

I am really looking forward to Payday. It sounds intriguing to say the least.

However..

I am not looking forward to the digital age.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Same, I love my physical media.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I'm getting Payday as well and I'm loving the digital age. Steam is your friend.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Vertigo – If you game on the PC, that is.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Yes, but I see it as a great example for other companies to mimic. I love the fact that I can buy/download a game on the PSN and not have to worry about scratching the disc or losing it. Digital purchases IMO are better than physical media.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Hey, whatever works for you, and heck, I might just have move forward with the times.

I get stuck in my ways. LOL

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I don't have a scratch on any of my discs, because i take care of them. ūüôā I also don't let anyone use them unless I'm watching them to see how they handle the disc, if I trust the person enough I'll let them borrow the game.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I'd like to think I take good care of my physical media but the fact is the shelf life of DVDs, CDs, and other physical media is not infinite and not as long as we'd like to think.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Even so, I still prefer physical over digital.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

Physical > digital all day and night baby!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Just signed up for Steam cuz I found Metro 2033 for $5

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

You'll love the deals World. I picked up Bioshock 1 and 2 for only $10 a few months ago. Hell they had Portal2 as a deal for a little over $20 over the summer.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I still don't have money for a real graphics card, but I can enjoy the classics.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

You can get a graphics card with PS3 quality graphics for around $75 from Newegg. DO IT

___________
___________
9 years ago

good luck getting metro running, even on my dual OCd 570s it lags.
fantastic game, i just wish they optimized it a bit better!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Clamedeus,
Same here, almost all my cartridges & discs are mint & complete, except for a few unscrupulous sellers lying about the mint condition of a few oldies I've bought used over the net.

jimmyhandsome
jimmyhandsome
9 years ago

Sideway sounds like Jet Set Radio!!! Awesome dreamcast game….sequel on Xbox 1 wasn't bad either. holler

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

DJ Professor X and JET SET RADIO!!

___________
___________
9 years ago

cant believe they cancelled the agency, but left this!
i mean come on, the agency was looking freaking awesome!
have sony got rocks for brains?
i mean they cancel the getaway 3 and 8 days which looked F*CKING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
i mean look at that leaked footage of 8 days that leaked last week, remember thats from freaking 08!
NO game had visuals like that, destruction like that, and scale like that!
so they can that, for what?
freaking eyepet!
now they cancel the agency which was looking like the best MMO they ever created!
for what?
soon they will be cancelled uncharted and selling off ND just so they can fund move fitness!