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PS4's Playroom gets free Ninja Bots update

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PlayStation 4's augmented reality mini-game compilation The Playroom received a free update today in North America and Europe, adding a new obstacle course challenge featuring the game's tiny robots, Sony revealed today.

"Ninja Bots" sets the Playroom robots on a track across which they must dodge, jump and sprint around obstacles. Oncoming "enemy ronin bots" can be taken down with an endless supply of shuriken ammo and collecting gold coins throughout the track will help boost players' scores.

This free mini-game accommodates up to four players and requires use of the PlayStation Camera and DualShock 4 controller.

SCE Japan Studio's The Playroom began life as a tech demo for the PS4 shown during E3 2013. Sony expressed wanting to expand the tech demo before the console's launch and in late summer 2013 announced The Playroom would come pre-installed on all PS4 consoles.

Currently the PlayStation Camera, a required peripheral to use The Playroom, has been difficult to find; GameStop recently hiked the price of the camera through its store to $69.99, $10 more than its previous suggested retail price. The peripheral is sold out or unavailable through most retailers including Amazon and Best Buy, with some third parties listing the camera for as high as $89.99.