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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Apr 16, 2009 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hey, everyone. It’s time again for the weekly PlayStation Store update. Make sure to check out the new Save Our Earth Collection under Games & New Releases. With Earth Day in mind, Save Our Earth celebrates why this world is worth protecting!

Add-on Game Content

PixelJunk Eden Encore ($5.99)
PixelJunk Eden Encore is an expansion pack to the popular organic platformer that sees you take control of a little ‘grimp’, swinging and jumping between tall alien plants, and collecting pollen to grow more life. Lush visuals, slick controls and amazing music make it an incredibly atmospheric and addictive experience. Download this add-on to expand the game with five stunning new levels, complete with unique new Trophies and music.
File size: 34 MB

BUZZ! Quiz TV U.S. Sports ($7.99)
Are you the ultimate sports fan? Then test your knowledge on America’s favorite past times, Football, Basketball, Baseball and everything in between. This new BUZZ! Quiz TV quiz pack features over 500 new questions about U.S. sports to play in your favorite BUZZ! Quiz TV game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge friends and family with new questions and “Show ‘em Your Trivia!”
File size: 127 MB

LittleBigPlanet Asian Competition Winner (Monkey King) (free)
A community designed costume for SackBoy!
File size: 1.04 MB

F.E.A.R. 2: “Toy Soldiers” Map Pack (free)
Experience FEAR 2 multiplayer from a new perspective. Players are only inches tall as they battle inside a pinball machine, a hospital lab room, and a playground sandbox.
File size: 143 MB

Magic Ball Booster Pack ($2.99)
Magic Ball, a fresh spin on classic brick-breaking gameplay enabling players to bust apart 3D environments, offers gamers new action with the release of the Magic Ball Booster Pack, featuring a whole new world to destroy. Prepare to smash your way through 25 all new magical, witch-themed levels, earning a series of new Trophies along the way. If you think you’re up for the challenge, check out the Magic Ball Booster Pack today!
File size: 100 KB

Midnight Club Los Angeles – South Central Vehicle Pack 1 ($2.99)
South Central Vehicle Pack 1 adds some extra class to your garage with 3 new high-performance vehicles: the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG, the 2008 Audi S5 and the 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT.
File size: 1.70 MB

Sonic Unleashed Spagonia Adventure Pack ($2.99)
Download an all-new Spagonia adventure! Play four daytime & two nighttime stages from a beautiful area filled with cobble stoned streets, outdoor cafes, red-rooftops and old buildings rich with history. This pack includes three brand new stages and three new missions. Be sure and download the other location packs to unleash the full Sonic experience!
Note: These stages are accessed in Spagonia, so unlocking Spagonia is a requirement to play these additional stages.
File size: 707 MB

Sonic Unleashed Chun-nan Adventure Pack ($2.99)
Download an all-new Chun-nan adventure! Play four daytime & two nighttime stages from a mountainous region best known for its dragon roads and majestic peaks. This pack includes four brand new stages and two new missions.
Note: These stages are accessed in Chun-nan, so unlocking Chun-nan is a requirement to play these additional stages.
File size: 367 MB

VALKYRIA CHRONICLES – Hard EX Mode ($4.99)
Re-discover the excitement of the critically acclaimed tactical RPG, VALKYRIA CHRONICLES, now available in EXTRA HARD Mode for expert level skirmishes. Stronger and larger enemy units, new bonus weapons, and dynamic melee combat. Challenge your troops for the ultimate battle!
File size: 120 MB

VALKYRIA CHRONICLES – Edy’s Mission “Enter the Edy Detachment” ($4.99)
Experience an enthralling new chapter in the critically acclaimed tactical RPG, VALKYRIA CHRONICLES, with an exciting expansion pack! Six members of the Gallian Army have been separated from Squad 7 and on their journey to reunite with their squad, stumble upon a tiny village under attack by the Imperial Army. Play as Edy and command your team to defend the small village from annihilation!
File size: 85 MB

VALKYRIA CHRONICLES – Selveria’s Mission “Behind Her Blue Flame” ($4.99)
Unveil an engaging new chapter in the critically acclaimed tactical RPG, VALKYRIA CHRONICLES, with an exciting expansion pack! Taking place several years before the original storyline, you play as Johann, a young engineer assigned to Selveria’s troop in the Imperial Army. Engage in a variety of missions battling the Gallian Army, and experience war from the eyes of the enemy!
File size: 224 MB

WWE SvR 2009 Roster Update 2 ($4.99)
Download this pack and play as WWE Superstars Vader, Doink the Clown, Earthquake and The Bushwhackers.
File size: 714 MB

Free WWE SvR 2009 Roster Update 3 (free)
Download this free pack to play online against the Superstars included in the WWE SmackDown vs RAW 2009 Roster Updates 1 & 2 including Evan Bourne, Ted DiBiase, Charlie Haas, Vader, Doink the Clown, Earthquake and The Bushwhackers. To play as the WWE Superstars listed above, you must purchase Roster Updates 1 & 2.
File size: 714 MB

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

  • “Better”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “Catcher in the Rye”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “Chinese Democracy”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “If the World”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “I.R.S.”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “Madagascar”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “Prostitute”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “Riad N’ the Bedouins”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “Scraped”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “Sorry”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “Street of Dreams”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “There Was a Time”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • “This I Love”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)
  • Rock Band – Chinese Democracy (Album) ($19.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Chinese Democracy (Album).

File sizes: 25 MB – 53 MB (singles), 516 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Black Friday” by Steely Dan ($1.99)
  • “Bodhisattva” by Steely Dan ($1.99)
  • “Kid Charlemagne” by Steely Dan ($1.99)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour – Steely Dan Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Black Friday”, “Bodhisattva”, and “Kid Charlemagne” by Steely Dan. 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: 39 MB – 52 MB (singles), 138 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

PixelJunk Eden Encore Trailer
File size: 68 MB (HD) 112 MB (1080)

Split/Second Announcement Trailer
File size: 57 MB (HD)

Stormrise: Launch Trailer
File sizes: 119 MB (HD)

Virtual Tennis 2009 Developer Diary Trailer
File size: 200 MB (HD)

Wheelman Launch Trailer
File size: 73 MB

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

Bedtime Stories Featurette
File size: 70 MB (SD)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatball Trailer
File size: 29 MB (SD) 102 MB (HD) 156 MB (1080)

Year One Trailer
File size: 30 MB (SD) 105 MB (HD) 161 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

PixelJunk Eden Encore Theme (free)
File size: 925 KB

Rag Doll Kung Fu Theme (free)
File size: 2.58 MB

Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year Theme (free)
File sizes: 2.32 MB

F.E.A.R. 2 Theme ($0.99)
File size: 5.52 MB

University of Arkansas Theme ($1.99)
File size: 4.91 MB

University of Nebraska Theme ($1.99)
File size: 4.93 MB

PS3 Wallpapers (free)

PixelJunk Eden Encore Wallpaper
File size: 147 KB (SD) 452 KB (1080)

Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3: Senior Year Wallpapers (x3)
File size: 399 – 834 KB (SD) 466 – 1055 KB (1080)

//Add Your Own

250 Comments

101

+ polemical on April 16th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

Magic Ball DLC not working for me either, for the same reason stated in #97.


102

+ smokey_vols on April 16th, 2009 at 2:44 pm said:

An ok update. Please hurry with the Capcom PS1 titles.


103

+ ddydydy on April 16th, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

Oh wow, no PSP stuff today? Yeesh, if you’re not gonna release something good, you could at least update consistantly.


104

+ DeathGazer on April 16th, 2009 at 2:46 pm said:

The year of no PS1 games continues…

smh


105

+ Destiny89 on April 16th, 2009 at 2:47 pm said:

FF7 ON THE PLAYSTATION STORE!!


106

+ ThrustyNinja on April 16th, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

Where is Outrun Arcade?
Its in the UK store or on XBox Live.

Where are the PSOne games?
There in the Japanese store.

What did we get?
Everything the other two PSN stores got, minus the good stuff. :(


107

+ Neil on April 16th, 2009 at 2:49 pm said:

Nothing too exciting.


108

+ pat_boy2008 on April 16th, 2009 at 2:51 pm said:

YAY!!! Sonic Unleashed DLC!!!!!


109

+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on April 16th, 2009 at 2:52 pm said:

just spent $50. thanks


110

+ yoeun88 on April 16th, 2009 at 2:54 pm said:

Im done with being patient. Im sick of the ps1 classics promise being broken every week and the psp being severly ignored. Sony you are missing out on some mad money.


111

+ Griffins22 on April 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm said:

What a terrible update. Overpriced DlC, no demoes, and no games.


112

+ craigthomas86 on April 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm said:

new mcla stuff is sweeet


113

+ lordweez on April 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm said:

Please give Wipeout Pulse and WipeoutHD some love. I imagine no one is pushing for this, but when I bought WipeoutHD I was hoping for some old-school tracks. Wipeout and WipeoutXL were by far the best games in the series. It was like 10 months ago when Wipeout Pulse was supposed to get some new tracks.

With the apparent love/support for VALKYRIA CHRONICLES I just may have to check that game out.


114

+ Schmeidenkamp on April 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm said:

Ok two things:
1. I thought there were gonna be trophs for Valkyria? I guess I heard wrong…

2. Last time I posted about this I didn’t get an answer, perhaps this time. But whats the deal with that rumored Dead Rising being a downloadable game for PSN? I mean jesus christ I would buy that faster than you can say ‘yo mtv raps.’


115

+ sNsKid on April 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm said:

@12 Spring ended with Qore.

Eden Encore and that’s about it for me. lol


116

+ Sekoku on April 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm said:

#98: The low rating on this post just goes to show how poorly Valkyria Chronicles sold…. it’s really a shame, I love that game to no end. This is the best update in weeks for me.

Hahaha. No. The low rating on the post just goes to show that Sony is dropping the ball. The only thing worth a damn in this update is the VC DLC, and that’s OVERPRICED in terms of not having a bundle price for all three. ($14-15 for two missions and a new mode? Really?)

Don’t get me wrong, I bought them. But besides that there is… Encore? Which has no bundle price for those of us that want to get it + Eden for a little less?

Oh, and a bunch of stuff that most no one cares about.


117

+ Sekoku on April 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm said:

LBP costume is free and that’s great and all… but I couldn’t care about it. Egypt (which is pay-for) looks better than it, for instance, but good job for the community contest winner, I guess.

And the lack of Outrun really hurts Sony/Sega of America here. I’m not going to buy the 360 version and I’m can’t buy it here so they lost a sale.

Overall a pretty poor week.

BTW Capcom: Release Biohazard 1-3 ALREADY. You have them out on Japan what is TAKING FOREVER to get them here?

Sony/Konami: Same for Metal Gear Solid 1.

Sony/Square: Same for EInhander/Final Fantasy 7/… etc. etc. etc.

I bet there will only be 4 PSX titles this year like there was last year. SCEA is dropping the damn ball on this.


118

+ slewis7 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm said:

Please fix the Magic Ball update so we can play the DLC we paid for!


119

+ Schmeidenkamp on April 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm said:

Got another question to those who have downloaded any original PS1 games,

are they reformatted for widescreen or what?


120

+ Wolverine1977 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:10 pm said:

Thanks for Eden Encore. Because it is another depressing PSP week update.


121

+ vesra on April 16th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

so, david reeves quit SCEE, did he get hired to work SCEA now, seems the tables have indeed turned for the worst in the US store as of late. what is going on here?


122

+ Techtite on April 16th, 2009 at 3:15 pm said:

I’ve owned a PS3 since launch and this is the first time I’ve felt the need to complain about a PSN update. No demos? No games? Yet worst of all:

…NO Galactrix? Come on; it came out for Xbox Arcade last week. You even teased us with a video of it “coming soon” last week, and other sites like IGN updated their due date schedules for PS3, insisting you’d be on the ball and release Galactrix today. I was really looking forward all week to this one. I would have preferred to play it via PSN, though with all due respect; if you don’t release it next week you’ve made a sale for Xbox Arcade. I’m done waiting.


123

+ Axecution on April 16th, 2009 at 3:17 pm said:

lmfao. What the hell is this? xD

Definitely the worst update since that long like, 5 week period where we practically got NOTHING.


124

+ Roverxk9 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm said:

ack, 4.99 for each VC DLC? Wow. I might get it anyway because I really love VC and I want to promote a sequel, but I do feel insulted. Burnout has released waayy more content absolutely free. Sega should take some notes…rather than turn your biggest fans away from you, maybe make them love you even more…maybe im crazy.


125

+ AGQ0105 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm said:

weak


126

+ Vengeful-Chaos on April 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm said:

No PSP update?


127

+ Delriach on April 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm said:

O_o. People rated this post ridiculously low.


128

+ TwinDad on April 16th, 2009 at 3:20 pm said:

@100- Xoonaka

The poor rating is for what you would expect a DLC only update. While the DLC is high quality, the price seems ot be climbing as well.


129

+ LordChocoSlime on April 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm said:

[This post ONLY refers to this week’s PS Store for PSP Update.]

Looks like a bad week at the PS Store for PSP owners like myself. Hopefully, this won’t be a repeat of the dreaded “Post-Firmware 5.00 Update Drought”.

For those unfamiliar with this, the PSP section of the PS Store received little to no updates for about a month or so that 5.00 update last October (which made it possible to download PS Store content onto a PSP via a wireless internet connection). As a result, such a great addition wasn’t put to great use because of the lack of new PS Store content for the PSP weeks after that Firmware update.


130

+ TwinDad on April 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm said:

@119 Schmeidenkamp – No it works the exact same as if you put in the PS1 disc into your PS3 to play it.

I’ve played suikoden and it was full screen IIRC. But I also have the PS1 discs for it too. Looked the exact same on my PS3.


131

+ polemical on April 16th, 2009 at 3:27 pm said:

The Magic Ball update to 1.01 is live and the DLC now works as expected. Confirmed 5 new trophies, 3 bronze and 2 silver.

All of the Valkyria Chronicles DLC works. Confirmed there are no trophies – but get this game anyway if u don’t already have it!


132

+ Thrasher20 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 pm said:

Nice update


133

+ PlasmaGlory on April 16th, 2009 at 3:31 pm said:

What’s this I hear about melee’s in my Valkyria?


134

+ synchronizerman on April 16th, 2009 at 3:33 pm said:

YES! Sonic Unleashed DLC. It’s about time. Thank you for listening to my wishes. Please don’t take this long again.


135

+ Schmeidenkamp on April 16th, 2009 at 3:34 pm said:

thanks for the reply twindad


136

+ acmilanboy on April 16th, 2009 at 3:37 pm said:

Nothing to download.


137

+ Das_Pike on April 16th, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

Update the avatars.


138

+ Blkant on April 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

Any news on the motorstorm pacific rift DLC yet?


139

+ dehumanizer_666 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

Still haven’t seen a good update this year…


140

+ Schmeidenkamp on April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

@137
amen to that,
we’ve had the same lame avatars for about 3 years now!!!
MORE AVATARS, that are actually not lame or at least give us the option to put our own pic in there


141

+ SoYoung on April 16th, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

Crap again..

Outrun available in Europe and not in the US and its exclusive to the “other system”, Trophy support for singstar only in Europe.

I’m so much tired of region-only content. Plus, here in Canada, no videostore. Sony, you must do something because if things going this way I wont buy your next console.


142

+ Calendaros on April 16th, 2009 at 3:46 pm said:

It seems that every time NPD number comes out, the store update reflects Sony’s performance.

Seeing as how the PS3 is clearly failing, it should be expected that the store update will be terrible.


143

+ Lokiroo420 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

wow look at all the great downloadable games, oh wait!


144

+ peevmyster on April 16th, 2009 at 3:47 pm said:

I will get VC when they give some trophies. Not a day before that.


145

+ TheRealRKO on April 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm said:

This update sucks….period. Sony is disgusting when it comes to updating there “next gen” system. Quit being pathetic sony and listen to your audience.


146

+ mckg123456789 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

SWEET VC DLC!! :D time to go get a new psn card lol i love that game VALKYRIA CHRONICLES FTW!! :D


147

+ coolasj19 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

this update is horrible for theae fact that EVERYTHING is overpriced. no demos and no really popular ad-ons. i just hop this dosnt start another 5 week long suck fest.


148

+ starBlinky01 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm said:

are you guys kidding? stfu we have pixel junk encore


149

+ AceNet2 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm said:

No Demos? No PS1 games. Nothing for PSP *AGAIN* Hey Sony, why do I own a PSP when you clearly don’t give a s#!t about it?! The only thing I use it for is to watch tv at work!
1 star >8-(


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+ Enigma777 on April 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm said:

I’m rating this as a 3 ONLY because it has VC dlc… it would be a 1 otherwise….


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