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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Mar 12, 2009 // 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.

//Add Your Own

167 Comments

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+ Wip3ou7pure on March 12th, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

ASTRO TRIPPER; I used to play the original version of this game about 6 years ago. It was called SPACE TRIPPER. I definately reccomend buying it. Haha I used to even play this with a dualshock usb converter.


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+ AvoidTalkingMice on March 12th, 2009 at 5:46 pm said:

Its amazing how much Sony TOTALLY OUTRIGHT ignores the PSONE games. 28 total in, what 3 years almost? Thats totally unacceptable.

Also, how do we not have an official LittleBigPlanet theme? Its one of SONY’s prize games, and there is no theme. Goes to show how well marketing is going at SONY.


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+ Watchmann on March 12th, 2009 at 5:48 pm said:

An excellent week for demos for both PS3 & PSP. Thanks for that.

I am wondering about the abscences of the St. Paddy’s costume for LBP & the new tower defense FF game.

$5/car for Burnout is a little steep for me. I might pick up the Legendary Cars pack at some point, but will more likely bite on the Island expansion, and perhaps pursuit mode … depending on pricing.


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+ feelmuhpino on March 12th, 2009 at 5:50 pm said:

The only thing i cared to see was Crystal Defenders, way to ruin Christmas.. I’d blame it on Squeenix but it looks like JPN, HK, and EUR all go it..


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+ feelmuhpino on March 12th, 2009 at 5:51 pm said:

So until then i guess my PS3 will continue to get dusty, thank God for a PSP.


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+ Sonicbug on March 12th, 2009 at 6:00 pm said:

Hey! Where’s my:

LPB St. Paddy’s Day get up?
Suikoden 2?
Valkyria Chronicles DLC?

And how about Demon’s Souls to the US please? The game is sold out in the asian import stores! Come on!


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+ NextGen0 on March 12th, 2009 at 6:18 pm said:

Nice update! Plenty of demos, videos, & DLC!!!!! Keep it comin!


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+ VixDiesel on March 12th, 2009 at 6:47 pm said:

where’s the LBP St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun that was due out today that the Euro PSN store got?


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+ dante4real on March 12th, 2009 at 6:56 pm said:

its an awesome update. but what happened with the south central update from midnight club los angeles???


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+ DrBingogh on March 12th, 2009 at 6:57 pm said:

Great update! Thanks SONY!


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+ kdiep on March 12th, 2009 at 7:04 pm said:

Nice! Was waiting for Wheelman


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+ starBlinky01 on March 12th, 2009 at 7:10 pm said:

Hey Jeff, you know on PSN it says for episode 10 of qore I get the Bowling game.. It doesnt say I need to be a yearly subscriber. Maybe it should be more clear.

Also I am wondering about QORE, if I get the annual thing, do I get the next 24 episodes or just the rest of the episodes until the end of the QORE year?


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+ Korlithiel on March 12th, 2009 at 7:12 pm said:

No new Playstation games, still no access to videos without either a PC or PS3, lame. Another week down, hopefully another week closer to being able to nab videos from my PSP.


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+ Demonhunter84 on March 12th, 2009 at 7:18 pm said:

Chronicles of Riddick, Wheelman, and Legends of Wrestlemania make up for the decent update. I was expecting St. Patricks Day DLC for LBP but maybe cause next week? Still where are the PS1 games? Would of been nice to see any PS1 game show up on PSN. Also when can we see Killzone DLC for LBP? I hope it comes out next week. Also does Sony have any plans to put more PSP games on PSN? I could see you guys/gals putting God of War Chain of Olympus, even Daxter since they are old games plus third party games like Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles and Mega Man Power Up, Capcom Classic Collection, Mega Man X Maverick, etc. and making alot of money. Keep up the good work.


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+ AlexD169 on March 12th, 2009 at 7:32 pm said:

Nice update I loved the Burnout Paradise Boost Specials add-on.
I am going to get all the demos for this week,and of course QORE ep 10.

Nice update.


116

+ YaWk3Y_BoMb3r on March 12th, 2009 at 7:35 pm said:

Why no love for the Mountaineers?? Gimme a WVU theme and I WILL BUY!


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+ John-Shooter on March 12th, 2009 at 7:35 pm said:

awesome! love the demos guys ! … dont forget about them demos!! i’ll try them after i finish kz2 but im gonna hit up the midnight launch for RE5 in about an hr and a half!

now if i could just convince GG to bring back bots in kz2 and allow the badge system in skirmish for my cousin and my bro that dont have internet access at the moment.. due to bills


118

+ boJABER on March 12th, 2009 at 7:54 pm said:

awesome update, thanx


119

+ LokeSTL on March 12th, 2009 at 7:56 pm said:

Where is the MagicBall expansion?


120

+ blindrocket on March 12th, 2009 at 8:00 pm said:

I purchased $26 worth of content from the Store today. Keep up the great work.


121

+ Stuffgamer1 on March 12th, 2009 at 8:05 pm said:

Why isn’t Crystal Defenders up? Xbox Live Arcade got it yesterday, as did the Japanese Playstation Store. There’s NO EXCUSE why we don’t have it.

And it’s been a good two weeks since Sony promised increased PS1 download support, but we still haven’t gotten a single title THIS YEAR? What’s the freaking holdup?

Like some others have said, we’re just waiting to give you our money, but you just don’t seem to want it! For a company that people say only cares about the $$$, you sure aren’t proving it by selling stuff people actually WANT!


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+ IceWheelz on March 12th, 2009 at 8:29 pm said:

Love the update. My ps3 is going to be busy today downloading all the demos.


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+ T3L3PR00F on March 12th, 2009 at 9:57 pm said:

SONY for once, listen to your fans, and give us some damn LBP Kill zone 2 characters, seriously, you don’t understand how t ouse Kill zone 2 as your advantage?!?! you guys are pissing me off, but i was pissed off before this so this just got me angrier, seriously Sony, Kill zone 2 is like Master Chief, use it as your damn advantage for merchandise purposes


124

+ inveigle on March 12th, 2009 at 10:44 pm said:

Great update!


125

+ JPMCH on March 12th, 2009 at 10:51 pm said:

No word from Sony!!!


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+ sNsKid on March 12th, 2009 at 11:21 pm said:

I played that Red Baron demo and I KNOW that game is not for me. o.o

I am going to have to check youtube to see if I might like Astro Tripper. If any gets it please let me know what the game is like.


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+ BrianC6234 on March 12th, 2009 at 11:37 pm said:

I just played the Red Baron demo and it is pretty good. Definitely worth $10. It has old graphics but the Sixaxis controls work really good. They perfect for flying a plane.


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+ SDkngsht on March 12th, 2009 at 11:47 pm said:

can we get a USC theme already? although i wouldn’t be surprised if we were holding that up lol. SC is crazy about their branding.


129

+ Kenshin71 on March 13th, 2009 at 1:42 am said:

Grace Chen never responds to comments on the PS store releases. Odd.


130

+ EL_Hintern on March 13th, 2009 at 2:29 am said:

I know nobody cares. But when will the Sonic Unleashed DLC come out?


131

+ Kenshin71 on March 13th, 2009 at 3:20 am said:

@T3L3PR00F

Killzone 2 themed LBP DLC is coming out soon.


132

+ IrishPete333 on March 13th, 2009 at 4:47 am said:

Where’s my Red Sox theme?


133

+ NoPickle88 on March 13th, 2009 at 5:22 am said:

Is there a reason that the US didn’t get the leprechaun LBP costume?? This saddens me :(


134

+ Kenshin71 on March 13th, 2009 at 5:31 am said:

US will get the leprechaun costume on the 17th.


135

+ Sneeches on March 13th, 2009 at 6:23 am said:

LAME!!!! No crystal Defenders or Peggle. Guess I’ll go play my xbox more this week.


136

+ planetwrx on March 13th, 2009 at 6:36 am said:

Virginia Tech PS3 theme please!!!


137

+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on March 13th, 2009 at 7:02 am said:

guys those ps1 games need to be licensed and upgraded.that that,like ryplies :beliee it or not, takes TIME. yes theyhave the tools to make it but they dont have the microsoft money to pay developers to bring these games back from the dead!..Just njoy all the other great looking games u have for the ps3 or ps2..time will fly and when u least expect it BAM u will have a Ps1 game u can play ..for a day or two and then delete it..cuz u notice that they look horrible..:p


138

+ Sephiroth on March 13th, 2009 at 7:07 am said:

We want PS1 Classics!! Like Chrono Cross!!


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on March 13th, 2009 at 7:08 am said:

@122..actually MAasterChief is like Solid Snake..a true soldier! or Patriot or OLDassBADass ;)..anywho i understand your anger dude..but relax..they probably making a LEVEL for it too..;) Sony LOVES to surprise US..havent u noticed..just that we gotta be patient if we want it to be PERFECT..unlike SOCOM CONFRONTATION…honestly i didnt mind that they brought it out b4 it was PERFECTED but they can still and WILL make it up to us..if not theres always MAG..:p…SO again BE PATIENT..SONY will make all your LBP dreams come true SOON…LOL


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+ LordChocoSlime on March 13th, 2009 at 7:31 am said:

(This post ONLY refers to the “PlayStation Store for PSP” update. Since I don’t own a PS3, I won’t comment on that system’s PS Store updates.)

Though this week’s PS Store for PSP update doesn’t interest me at all, it’s certainly better than NOT getting an update. Thanks nonetheless.


141

+ DaxMontana on March 13th, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

WOW.

Legends of Wrestlemania is embarrassingly bad.

Someone needs to march over to the THQ headquarters and flip their calendar forward from 1997.


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+ Gunwing on March 13th, 2009 at 9:04 am said:

Thanks for all the PSP love! I already had the R:R demo but it’s nice to see what others think about it now. On top of that good job for the more free themes, and items, and thanks for the notice on the Patapon video issue!


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+ FoolKiller79 on March 13th, 2009 at 9:23 am said:

Wow, that’s a lot of demos.

Anyone else notice that their system clocks, when set to update via Internet, haven’t updated for the time change yet?


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+ kiranch on March 13th, 2009 at 9:35 am said:

Nice update. I didn’t get to log onto the store last night because I wasn’t home, haha.

You guys are killing me though. BYU theme? But no University of Oregon theme? You’re killing me, smalls! Still a great update. I’ll definitely buy the theme for my brother. He’s a Cougars fan. :)

Gotta love PSN :) Keep up ‘em great updates!

I might have to get Hot Shots Golf now. I mean, Sackboy as a usable character sounds so cool! He’s everywhere now. :) As well he should be.


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+ Spyroluver88 on March 13th, 2009 at 10:01 am said:

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

Do you know if those of us that pre-ordered can still use our codes for the demo today?


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+ DanielEvan on March 13th, 2009 at 10:27 am said:

Sony your taken two and 1/2 YEARS to release WipEout Pulse DLC and I’m NOT waiting till the END of this planet just to find out if it will ever be released (if there is an end). Europeans are very lucky to even be able to purchase that exclusive, and we Americans have to sit out on this offer just because of Playstation Store Country restrictions.


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+ vherostar on March 13th, 2009 at 11:16 am said:

Buzz Junior Jungle Party is a PS2 game I guess thats proof that the PS3 has a PS2 emulator built in and Sony did lie to us all and all PS3′s can play PS2 games they just disabled the feature.


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+ Canuck4Life on March 13th, 2009 at 12:23 pm said:

Good update! Might have to pick up a copy of HSG when the price drops… Sackboy looks awesome! Also looking at the “Losing My Religion” song for Rock Band!

Looking forward to getting the Toronto Blue Jays theme… hopefully it’s coming soon!


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+ theofficeman on March 13th, 2009 at 2:25 pm said:

did nobody notice the retribution demo?!? excellent update


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+ DaxMontana on March 13th, 2009 at 2:30 pm said:

By “Retribution demo”, do you mean the Syphon-Filter-with-auto-aim demo?


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