Today Sony's Digital Distribution Manager Pierre Gravereau has announced that PlayStation Network PLAY pre-orders begin today.

To quote: As you may remember from my post last week, our PlayStation Network PLAY program is bringing four of the hottest action games straight to you, with lots of added bonuses.

This new annual program is packed with special DLC offers with each purchase of the four featured titles during the PLAY promotion, along with bonus themes for each pre-order.

We're excited to announce that pre-orders for PLAY titles begin today for all four games: Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition, The Baconing, Bloodrayne: Betrayal and Renegade Ops.

Pre-orders begin today, so make sure to nab your copies soon. The first game in our PLAY line-up is Street Fighter III Third Strike Online Edition, which releases on August 23rd, and the game will only be available for pre-order through August 18th. Since the free theme offer only applies if you pre-order a game, act now so you don't miss out.

Keep in mind that SOE's PAYDAY: The Heist is also yours, free of charge, if you're over 18 years old and you purchase all four games!

If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, we're also happy to remind you that you get 20% off all PLAY purchases. Not too shabby, eh?

We hope you're as excited about PLAY's action-packed line-up as we are, and keep an eye out over the coming weeks as we highlight the PLAY titles.

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