'Papo & Yo' and Shooter 'Dyad' Dated for PSN

The hypnotic racer hits next week while the deeply personal/surreal puzzle platformer is on the way as part of the PSN PLAY program.

Last year as we were making our most anticipated list for 2012, Papo & Yo just barely slipped off, but not without a lot of hand wringing by myself and Jason Cipriano.

Developed by Minority Studios and available August 7th, the game puts players in the shoes of a little boy who must control his giant monster friend as they navigate their way through a surreal environment.

Here's the official synopsis, from a story based on the game's Creative Director Vander Caballero's experience with his abusive alcoholic father:

Developed by Minority through a partnership with PSN’s Pub Fund, as well as with the support of the Canada Media Fund, Papo & Yo follows the story of a young boy named Quico and his best friend Monster, a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth and an addiction to poisonous frogs. The minute Monster eats a frog he goes into a violent rage that’s bad news for everyone around. And yet, Quico isn’t afraid to make a dangerous journey through a magical, constantly-changing world to find a cure for his best friend.

The release will be priced at $14.99 and is part of the PSN PLAY program, which starts July 24th and runs through the end of August. The deal here is that you get PSN monies back, the more games that you buy as part of the program.

You can find the full list of titles in the PSN PLAY lineup here.

Next Tuesday, you can get the trippy racing game Dyad for $14.99. Developed by RSBLSB Games. It's one of those things where you pretty much know if it's a day one purchase for you or not based on how mesmerized you are by the trailer:

[Sources: PlayStation Blog, Giantbomb]

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