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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Mar 12, 2009 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hey, everyone. It’s time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update.

It’s week five of the “PSN Spring Fever” section of the PlayStation Store, featuring games, trailers, and themes available for download! Headlining this week is Red Baron Arcade!

Qore

Qore Annual Subscription ($24.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content.
File size: 1.22 GB

Qore Episode 10: March, 2009 ($2.99)
Episode 10 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network visits the Big Surf Island expansion to Burnout Paradise and visits Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena developer Starbreeze Studios.
File size: 1.22 GB

PULSE

PULSE 3/12 Edition (free)
PULSE presented by the PlayStation Network is a free high definition video showcase of what’s happening right now on PlayStation. Featuring new game releases, demos, movie and television arrivals available for your PS3 and PSP systems, PULSE is a fast-paced new source to keep you connected and informed about the world of PlayStation.
Hosted by Christina Lee.
File size: 228 MB (HD), 381 MB (1080)

Downloadable Games

Red Baron Arcade ($9.99)
Engage in the ultimate World War I arcade flight-shooter Red Baron Arcade. Grab the flight stick of 20 historic WWI planes and battle countless enemies including huge zeppelins, powerful battleships and authentic WWI aircraft in over 36 varied levels. Fight against intense computer AI in the single player missions or wage war against 7 other aspiring “Aces” online.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 136 MB

BUZZ! Junior: Jungle Party ($4.99)

Experience a whole new way for families to play on the PLAYSTATION 3! BUZZ! Junior: Jungle Party is the ideal experience for gamers of all ages to dive into. Choose your monkey character with care, as each has a distinctly naughty personality, and then take part in a variety of wild and wacky mini games to crown yourself king of the jungle! BUZZ! buzzers required for play (available with BUZZ! Quiz TV)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 329 MB

Astro Tripper ($4.99)
Get ready to blast! Astro Tripper is a furious shoot-em-up experience inspired by the painful, knuckle busting experiences of years gone by. Travel the surface of large horizontally-scrolling platforms, and pit your highly maneuverable craft against hoards of enemies eager to blow you to bits, eat you or worse. Oh, did we mention the blasting absolutely anything that moves?
ESRB Rated E
File size: 47 MB

Add-on Game Content

Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds: Playable Sackboy ($1.99)
Sackboy usually spends his days and nights making games for his friends to play. His ambition is to become the most loved creator in all of LittleBigPlanet but now his attention has turned to golf. He has a new dream of making his own golf course, but first he wants to prove his new golfing skills on the green.
File size: 100 KB

BUZZ! Quiz TV National Geographic: Prehistoric Pack ($7.99)

The world famous National Geographic archives brings you the ultimate quiz about a time when dinosaurs ruled the world! This BUZZ! Quiz TV quiz pack features over 500 new questions about the prehistoric era to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz TV game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge your friends and family with new questions and “Show ‘em Your Trivia!”
File size: 209 MB

Burnout Paradise

    Burnout Paradise: Boost Specials Collection ($7.99)
    This collection gets you both the Boost Special cars and represents great value over buying these cars individually.
    File size: 100 KB

    Burnout Paradise: Carson Extreme Hot Rod ($4.99)

    The Extreme Hot Rod certainly lives up to its name. Think ahead before unleashing the apocalyptic boost power.
    File size: 100 KB

    Burnout Paradise: Burnout Paradise Hawker Mech ($4.99)
    The wonderful Hawker Solo has had its Boost system especially modified with a unique ability. Switchable Boost Technology.
    File size: 100 KB

Street Fighter IV Shadaloo Pack ($3.99)
Street Fighter IV alternate costume pack.
File size: 118 KB

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “All I Want” – The Offspring ($1.99)
  • “Losing My Religion” – R.E.M. ($1.99)
  • “The Kids Aren’t Alright” – The Offspring ($1.99)
  • “Way That it Shows” – Richard Thompson ($1.99)

File sizes: 17 MB – 44 MB (singles)

Guitar Hero World Tour
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com

  • “Audience of One” by Rise Against ($1.99)
  • “Death Blossoms” by Rise Against ($1.99)
  • “Ready to Fall” by Rise Against ($1.99)
  • Rise Against Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Death Blossoms,” “Ready to Fall,” and “Audience of One” by Rise Against. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File sizes: 30 MB – 42 MB (singles), 111 MB (track pack)

Game Demos (free)

Red Baron Arcade Demo
Engage in the ultimate World War I arcade flight-shooter Red Baron Arcade in this downloadable demo.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 136 MB

Wheelman Demo

Wheelman is the ultimate car chase experience; a cinematic thrill ride that puts the player in control of their own Hollywood car chase movie.
This demo contains a sample of the Wheelman story mode, plus 2 out of 105 side missions available in the full game.
ESRB T
File size: 1.39 GB

The Chronicles of Riddick Demo
DARK ATHENA MAIN DECKS LEVEL: step into the shoes of the galaxy’s most notorious bad-ass, Riddick, with the full range of gameplay at your fingertips – melee combat, stealth, and gunplay. There’s some blood to spill in space tonight.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 922 MB

WWE Legends of Wrestlemania Demo
In this demo, play as Stone Cold Steve Austin and defeat The Rock in their historic WrestleMania XV match. A video package shows highlights of their legendary rivalry and you must complete objectives during the match to relive history. Also play as Hulk Hogan or Andre the Giant with Bobby Heenan in an exhibition match in the WrestleMania III arena.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1003 MB

Game Videos (free)

Rag Doll Kung Fu Preview Trailer
File size: 65 MB (HD)

Flower Fan Trailer
File size: 89 MB (HD)

Tom Clancy’s HAWX Launch Video
File size: 60 MB (HD), 91 MB (1080)

FIFA 09 Ultimate Team Trailer
File size: 65 MB (HD)

FIFA 09 Ultimate Team Tutorial

File size: MB 167 (HD)

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Alma Vignette

File size: 37 MB (HD)

PULSE 3/12 Edition

File size: 228 MB (HD), 381 MB (1080)

TV, Movie, and Blu-ray Trailers (free)

Australia: A Passionate Feast
File size: 198 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

MLB 09 The Show Team Themes (x5) (includes Braves, Giants, Reds, Rockies and Tigers) (free)
File Sizes: 1.63 MB – 1.66 MB

University of Arizona Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.24 MB

University of Colorado Theme ($1.99)

File size: 4.90 MB

University of Connecticut Theme ($1.99)

File size: 5.07 MB

University of Illinois Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.29 MB

University of Kansas Theme ($1.99)

File size: 5.26 MB

University of Kentucky Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.19 MB

University of Memphis Theme ($1.99)

File size: 5.10 MB

University of Missouri Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.11 MB

University of Pittsburgh Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.01 MB

University of Washington Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.06 MB

Brigham Young University Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.06 MB

Georgetown University Theme ($1.99)

File size: 5.09 MB

Gonzaga University Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.18 MB

Louisiana State University Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.24 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Price Drop

* Arthur Maclean’s Mercury (originally $9.99, now $5.99)

Downloadable Games

* Mercury Meltdown UMD Legacy ($9.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
Guide your shimmering blob of liquid metal through a crazy cartoon world full of tricky traps and devious devices. The aim is simple: Progress through a series of wacky labs, avoid the dangers and escape without spilling your precious mercury.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 312 MB

Game Demos (free)

* Resistance: Retribution Demo (also available from PS3 storefront)
Experience one of the most-highly anticipated titles of 2009. Download the Resistance: Retribution demo, today!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 182 MB

Game Videos (free)

* PULSE 3/12 Edition (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 40 MB

PSP Themes

* MLB 09 The Show Team Themes (x5) (includes Braves, Giants, Reds, Rockies and Tigers) (also available from PS3 storefront) (free)
File Sizes: 502 KB – 533 KB

**Due to a technical issue, the Patapon 2 PSP trailer has been removed from this week’s Store Update. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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167 Comments

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+ Knivez0r on March 12th, 2009 at 3:33 pm said:

first


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+ Knivez0r on March 12th, 2009 at 3:34 pm said:

:D Yay.


3

+ Vergency on March 12th, 2009 at 3:34 pm said:

@Knivez0r: congrats?


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+ SPOPS on March 12th, 2009 at 3:34 pm said:

Finally… Going to DL some stuff now :)


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+ JinZX1 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:34 pm said:

not a bad update. wheelman and riddick should be good. i guess i’ll give Red Baron a throw as well.


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+ MrBeatdown on March 12th, 2009 at 3:34 pm said:

Three demos = EPIC!


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+ XCrownedClownX on March 12th, 2009 at 3:35 pm said:

Sweet, new Burnout cars :D gonna buy those. any word on the Final Fantasy VII LBP content? I’m looking forward to that ALOT!


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+ Ftwrthtx on March 12th, 2009 at 3:35 pm said:

Great Update!


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+ mixedkidbx on March 12th, 2009 at 3:35 pm said:

sigh…….

guess the MCLA DLC was delayed till next week. *cries* :(


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+ Zookey on March 12th, 2009 at 3:35 pm said:

cool! More UMD legacy games are nice, but please put more PSone games too!


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+ Tw3nty0ne_21 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:36 pm said:

4 Demos?

Vin Diesel in 2 of them?

Whaaa?

I Guess it’ll work until next week though, Wheelman seems pretty cool.


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+ Munitttt on March 12th, 2009 at 3:36 pm said:

Finally, Legends of WrestleMania.


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+ Raptors138 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:36 pm said:

Definitely gonna try out Riddick!


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+ Moosehole on March 12th, 2009 at 3:36 pm said:

Spring Fever: “Celebrating Exceptional Games”

LMAO! The last 3 weeks have been horrible! No Gravity is a TERRIBLE PSP game, Watchmen is an overpriced, lacluster game that can be finished in under 90 minutes, and Red Baron arcade has NO trophies and NO voice chat.

WOW! Thanks for these “exceptional games”.


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+ skynidas on March 12th, 2009 at 3:36 pm said:

Wow huge update.

Any word on Peggle, Wheel of Fortune?


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+ spatsnaz on March 12th, 2009 at 3:36 pm said:

Downloading the Wheelman demo now. It has Vin Diesel so you know it’s good.


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+ Steve3D on March 12th, 2009 at 3:37 pm said:

best update so far this year, by FAR! burnout cars a expensive but whatever, IT’S BURNOUT!


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+ MrBeatdown on March 12th, 2009 at 3:37 pm said:

OMG, there’s actually five demos!


19

+ hyedrummer83 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

is it just me or are these Qore episodes getting shorter?


20

+ Thrasher20 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

Nice update!

Everyone! Biohazard 5! Tonight! Midnight launch here in Bakersfield California!


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+ echopoint on March 12th, 2009 at 3:39 pm said:

That’s quite an update! Nice!


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+ Vengeful-Chaos on March 12th, 2009 at 3:39 pm said:

Nice will def give the demos a try.


23

+ DMeisterJ on March 12th, 2009 at 3:40 pm said:

No PS1 games… Why am I not surprised? >_>


24

+ Zezzler on March 12th, 2009 at 3:41 pm said:

WHERE THE EFF IS BOMBERMAN ULTRA!!!!!!!

It was suposed to be out months ago!


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+ JKC31 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:41 pm said:

I like to see some of those Where’s Waldo types of games on the PSN. Story, timer, list of items to find.


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+ crazypeng1 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:42 pm said:

no LBP DLC AGAIN! you can’t be serious :/


27

+ trustter on March 12th, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

Good stuff on the store. Keep it up Sony!
Now I don’t have enough time to play all the games I want to.


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+ BlindMango on March 12th, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

may have to get one of those Burnout boost cars…


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+ JohnnyCullenBUP on March 12th, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

Bah, other then REM, this weeks Rock Band and Guitar Hero update.

I DEMAND RADIOHEAD FOR ROCK BAND OR GUITAR HERO!

:(

Still a good line-up though.


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+ Thwip on March 12th, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

Nice update…thanx!


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+ JohnnyCullenBUP on March 12th, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

*Bah, other then REM, this weeks Rock Band and Guitar Hero update is crap.


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+ Phoenix8387 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

Wohho! A Reds theme! We’ll win the series this year! (Probably not… but I can dream!)

As always, love the support Criterion has done with Burnout and I will continue to support them.
Lots of playable content this week… I’m SO looking forward to picking up R:R next week!


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+ Debille on March 12th, 2009 at 3:45 pm said:

Any words on PS One Classics ? I wonder if the fact that new PS3 models arent retrocompatible has slowed sony to bring more PS One classics to the store . True or false ???????????


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+ Jewdo on March 12th, 2009 at 3:45 pm said:

wow, STILL no PSOne Classics

you guys are really letting us down with that


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+ Angdogg on March 12th, 2009 at 3:46 pm said:

32nd!!!

Yeah, Whatsup with those PS1 classics?

Lets have more.

Like….
Bust a Groove
Jackie Chan:Stuntmaster
Tony Hawk Pro Skater
Ghost in the Shell
Croc: The Legend Of the Gobos
Gex:Enter the Gecko
Ehrgeiz
Casper
Jet Moto
Wild 9
Blasto
Alone In the Dark: One-Eyed Jack’s Revenge
Jersey Devil
Bubsy 3D
Rascal
Incredible Crisis
SkullMonkeys
Monkey Magic
Point Blank
Tobal
Frogger
Lucky Luke
Fatal Fury
Space Jam Basketball
Thrasher: Skate and Destroy
Cool Boarders 3
Earthworm jim
Blazing Dragons
Spot Goes To Hollywood
Running Wild


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+ darkedgex on March 12th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

OH COME ON! WHERE IS BOMBERMAN ULTRA?

It was supposed to be out by the end of February, and here it is nearing the end of March with no release in sight! What’s going on???


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+ ivedoneyourmom on March 12th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

Week 11, still not so much as a single PSOne game posted this year. Great work. If you guys knew the easiest way to not make money, this is it… Yet another great Store update!


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+ redknight4 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

What happened to the St Patrick’s Day dlc for Little Big Planet thats is supose to release today?

Europe and Japan have it


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+ rxeight on March 12th, 2009 at 3:50 pm said:

Yes, can’t wait to get home and try out The Chronicles of Riddick Demo. Thanks


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+ ye11owpharmacy on March 12th, 2009 at 3:53 pm said:

You offer a BYU theme before a UNLV theme? BOOOOO!!!


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+ SalvoStorm on March 12th, 2009 at 3:53 pm said:

Since you like putting TV and Movie trailers in the GAME Store, why don’t you put the Game trailers in the VIDEO Store?

So if I’m in the Video store thinking about renting Australia, but want to watch a trailer first, I should look for it in the Game store, right… yeah, that makes sense!


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+ Zezzler on March 12th, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

@ Angdogg
you forgot like every Final Fantasy game, spyro games, and metal gear


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+ OmegaArchetype on March 12th, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

Ummm….where in the world is Crystal Defenders? It’s on XBLA already, or is it not being released on PSN?

Bleh, where’s our increased PS1 selection? You guys are failing hard by not adding any.


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+ Kowatenchi05 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

So much for LBP this week…


45

+ Atomika14 on March 12th, 2009 at 3:55 pm said:

Where’s the LBP Killzone 2 stuff? :(


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+ KSPRAYDAD on March 12th, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

@31 Debille…

All PS3 models can play PS1 games.


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+ OmegaArchetype on March 12th, 2009 at 3:56 pm said:

Okay, forget about Crystal Defenders, still, my comment about the PSone games still stands. As of now you guys are at Epic Fail status for the lack of increased titles.

Hope you guys rectify the situation, and quickly.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on March 12th, 2009 at 3:57 pm said:

@40…it is available in ‘other’ PSN stores so I’m sure it won’t be long…


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+ TwinDad on March 12th, 2009 at 3:58 pm said:

LBP. No ST Paddies day sackboy?

Demos, thank you.

Did the PS1 die already?


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+ jqtaxpayer on March 12th, 2009 at 3:59 pm said:

Agreed… where is Bomberman Ultra? It was supposed to release in 2008 and then I recently heard early March… its absence is very disappointing.

That being said, I’ll be hitting the links with Sackboy this week. Thanks again, Chris, wherever you are! I’m also hoping to try out that Legends of Wrestling game… not to show my white-trashness or anything.


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