SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES CITY SCALER SIDEWAY™: NEW YORK NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON PLAYSTATION®3

SAN DIEGO – October 11, 2011 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that the 2D adventure platformer set in a 3D environment, Sideway : New York, is now available for download on the PlayStation ®Network. While navigating through various boroughs in New York City, players must guide main character Nox past enemies and obstacles in order to save his street posse from the sadistic motives of nemesis Spray.

While in the street-savvy shoes of graffiti artist Nox, players are sucked into the gritty twisted turns beneath New York’s towering walls. Bouncing between 2D and 3D world views, players will need to explore every crack and crevice of the city while learning to utilize unlockable abilities to soar, slide, jump and blast through Spray and his goons, ultimately gathering your entourage and jumping back to reality.

“Bringing in some added flavor to our expanding line up of PlayStation ®Network downloadable titles, Sideway certainly offers gamers a creative way to explore the digital world of 2D and 3D environments that personify the skyline of The Big Apple,” said Christopher Sturr, executive director of business development and corporate strategy. “Even more, the game’s immersive and action filled elements further legitimize SOE’s initiative to bring both casual and hardcore gamers a steady stream of compelling content to choose from.”

Sideway also features unique camera angles to deliver a visually stunning environment, while keeping a fun yet edgy beat with original tracks from hip hop artist Mr. Lif. With the volume pumped and action packed, gamers are given the option to experience either single-player campaigns or drop-in / drop-out local co-op to team up for unworldly boss battles - watch out for flying pink bunnies!

Sideway: New York is rated E 10+ (with descriptors for crude humor, fantasy violence, mild language and tobacco reference) and is now available at US$9.99 for download on the PlayStation ®Network. Sideway was develop by Playbrains and is being published by SOE.

About SOE

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games.  Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest ®, EverQuest ®  II, Champions of Norrath ®, PlanetSide ®, Free Realms ®, Clone Wars Adventures™, and DC Universe Online™, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.  SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages.  To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath and PlanetSide are registered trademarks and Untold Legends, Legends of Norrath, and Free Realms are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

"Sideway" is a trademark of Fuel Industries, used under license by Playbrains, Inc.

For more information about Playbrains visit http://www.playbrains.com/.  


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