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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Sep 17, 2009 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Updates

Lemmings Update
Lemmings has been updated with a patch and a refreshed version for the PlayStation Store. Both the patch and store version contains the same new features to Lemmings which include Trophies and rumble support. For those of you with the demo or who maybe thinking about the demo, we have now included an extra two free levels. So it’s definitely worth taking a look at.

Unbound Saga Price Drop (now $9.99)

Novastrike Price Drop (now $4.99)

Downloadable Games

Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. Chaos ($9.99)
Track down the evil and destructive fugitive Dr. Chaos, as you hunt down clues in this exciting seek and find game. As an elite agent for Interpol, it is your mission to eradicate his trail of corruption as it takes you around the world from one international city to the next. Use your investigative skills to quickly gather the evidence needed to bring him to justice.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 174 MB

Switchball ($9.99)
Have a ball with the PlayStation 3! Travel as a transformable ball through five worlds and 30 levels of stunning 3-D mazes. Journey your way through traps, puzzles and challenges suspended in the sky, earning PS3 trophies as you go! Play as a single player, or try Race and Co-op multiplayer modes to compete with your friends!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 195 MB

PSone Classics PS3 / PSP

Final Fantasy Tactics ($9.99)
Returning from the pages of history, the game that redefined the Turn Based Strategy genre invites you back to the world of Ivalice. Conquer the intricate job system while unraveling the threads of a tale steeped in royal corruption and mystic beliefs. The War of the Lions rages again! Experience it today!
Rated T
File size: 214 MB

Tomb Raider III ($5.99)
The world’s most daring treasure hunter is back, fighting, shooting, kayaking and snowmobiling!
Rated T
File size: 366 MB

Game Demos (free)

FIFA Soccer 10 Demo
Download the demo now and play as six of the world’s top teams to experience first-hand all the new features and improvements FIFA 10 has to offer.
Rated E
File size: 995 MB

NBA LIVE 10 Demo
Relive two quarters of the epic 2008-09 NBA Finals with the NBA LIVE 10 demo. Play as the L.A. Lakers or the Orlando Magic and test out gameplay improvements to both ends of the court. Experience playoff atmosphere basketball with a high intensity crowd that cheers their team to victory. Use the latest player tendencies and stats, powered by Dynamic DNA, to bring your game to the next level.
Rated E
File size: 799 MB

Add-on Game Content

Batman Arkham Asylum Insane Night Challenge Map Pack (free)
Become the Invisible Predator and experience the unique FreeFlow combat system in these 2 new Challenge Maps for Batman: Arkham Asylum set in original locations from Arkham Island.
File size: 116 MB

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

  • “Beautiful Thieves” by AFI ($1.99)
  • “Girls Not Grey” by AFI ($1.99)
  • “The Missing Frame” by AFI ($1.99)
  • AFI Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Beautiful Thieves”, “Girls Not Grey”, “The Missing Frame” by AFI. 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 size: 39 MB – 49 MB (singles) 121 MB (track pack)

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

  • “666″— Anvil ($1.99)
  • “This Is Thirteen”— Anvil ($1.99)
  • “Metal on Metal”— Anvil ($1.99)
  • Anvil Pack 01 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Anvil Pack 01. This pack includes: “666,” “Metal on Metal,” and “This Is Thirteen” by Anvil.
  • “Hand Me Down World”— The Guess Who ($1.99)
  • “No Time”— The Guess Who ($1.99)
  • “Rock Your Socks”— Tenacious D ($1.99)
  • “Tribute”— Tenacious D ($1.99)
  • “Pick Me Up”— Dinosaur Jr ($1.99)
  • “The Wagon”— Dinosaur Jr ($1.99)

File sizes: 24 MB – 46 MB (singles) 112 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

GT PSP Creator Interview
File size: 133 MB (HD) 218 MB (1080)

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 E3 Video
File size: 67 MB (HD)

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 NYCC Trailer
File size: 84 MB (HD)

Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Vignette – AC130
File size: 54 MB (HD) 89 MB (1080)

Demon’s Souls Premiere Trailer
File size: 126 MB (HD)

Welcome to Need for Speed SHIFT Video
File size: 44 MB (HD)

Need for Speed SHIFT: Drift in SHIFT
File size: 56 MB (HD)

Need for Speed SHIFT: Exclusive Driver Profile Feature Video
File size: 49 MB (HD)

FIFA Soccer 10 Official Trailer
File size: 74 MB (HD)

NBA 2K10 Teaser 1
File size: 40 MB (HD)

Themes

Katamari Forever and NOBY NOBY BOY Final Theme (free)
File size: 18 MB

Batman Arkham Asylum: ‘Joker Theme’ (free)
File size: 2.2 MB

Ghost Skulls Theme ($1.49)
File size: 4.82 MB

Bloody Escape Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.71 MB

Natasha Yi Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.02 MB

A Pirate’s Booty Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.60 MB

Light and Shadows Theme ($1.99)
File size: 9.24 MB

Star Trek – Terran Empire Theme ($1.99)
File sizes: 6.78 MB

Star Trek – Original Series Theme ($1.99)
File sizes: 12.58 MB

Star Trek Dual Pack Themes ($3.99)
File size: 19.36 MB

Wallpaper (free)

Fat Princess Wallpaper 2
File size: 266 KB (SD) 384 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games

State Shift ($9.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
State Shift is a sci-fi racing game set in the not so distant future. Where civilization is crumbling under the stress of the depletion of natural resources, a group of free spirits from around the world compete in illegal races at the most spectacular locations. There are no rules! State Shift boasts various single player modes (including an expansive career mode) and also features an adrenaline pumping ad-hoc multiplayer mode.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 106 MB

Add-on Game Content

Rock Band Unplugged (also available from PS3 storefront)
Build your Rock Band Unplugged library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “Bring Me to Life”— Evanescence ($1.99)
  • “Back from the Dead”— Spinal Tap ($1.99)

File sizes: 18 MB (each)

Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce Pack 5 DLC (free) (also available from PS3 storefront)
Quest Pack #5- Send your Strikeforce in for the ultimate test with these new missions. Also includes all previous Quest Packs. To learn more about this pack and about Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce go to www.koei.com/strikeforce
File size: 1.13 MB

Game Videos (free)

GT PSP Creator Interview
File size: 21 MB

WipEout PULSE Trailer
File size: 9 MB

PSP Themes

My Bloody Valentine PSP Theme ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 552 KB

Transporter 3 PSP Theme ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File sizes: 423 KB

The Godfather PSP Theme ($1.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 548 KB

Star Trek – Terran Empire PSP Theme ($1.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: .88 MB

Star Trek – Original Series PSP Theme ($1.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 1.06 MB

Star Trek Dual Pack PSP Themes ($3.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 1.94 MB

PSP Wallpaper (free)

Fate/unlimited Codes PSP Wallpaper 1
File size: 63 KB

//Add Your Own

236 Comments

151

+ Glacier928 on September 17th, 2009 at 6:03 pm said:

@phinnv8

20 good ones? there’s more than that…and if i’m the biggest loser in “history”, i guess i’ll be in the history books some day…dumbass


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+ Futbolfan on September 17th, 2009 at 6:06 pm said:

This update is pretty decent. People that complain that a game hasn’t arrived yet are pretty lame, especially when they don’t keep up-to-date on the release dates.

However, with that being said, could you put a release date list on the blog over in the corner or something to keep the whining down to a minimum? I think it would benefit the majority of the people that read this blog.


153

+ AvoidTalkingMice on September 17th, 2009 at 6:09 pm said:

*sigh* I hate how all the PSONE games I actually want are 10 bucks and all the others are 6 – what a total BS Ripp-Off. ..not buying any of them.


154

+ mafia28 on September 17th, 2009 at 6:14 pm said:

and still no avatars

wow


155

+ Tondog on September 17th, 2009 at 6:16 pm said:

@phinnv8, only 20 good games?! That’s ridiculous.


156

+ Maaz on September 17th, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

wow thanks for the avatars………


157

+ kodoque on September 17th, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

i didn’t know switchball was coming to ps3. played it on 360 a long time ago. good game.


158

+ VixDiesel on September 17th, 2009 at 6:38 pm said:

Could you please start putting out more demos of psn games and games in general?


159

+ Berae on September 17th, 2009 at 6:43 pm said:

My MAG download is stuck at 99% with less than 1 mb to download…anything i can do? its been few hours now and 3gb


160

+ Shadowchasers on September 17th, 2009 at 6:47 pm said:

I’ll agree with most folks that the PS1 games are overpriced. Frankly, if you already own the game, you can simply play it on your PS3(And wirelessly on your PSP via the PS3). What I’d REALLY like to see is some of the PSP games (like the updated version of FFTactics) being made available on the PS3. If I could buy the game and then play it on either system, that would be worth more to me than a UMD. You can do it with PS1 legacy games, why not with PSP games?


161

+ IFlabergastedI on September 17th, 2009 at 7:04 pm said:

Ok still no new avatars, dynamic themes, or trine? I dont get it, EU PSN store has more dynamic themes for DL (Motorstorm and Wipeout HD Fury are available in EU) and trine already whats taking so long for PSN in US to get this content?


162

+ inverseion on September 17th, 2009 at 7:07 pm said:

I, for one, am psyched for Tactics. Finding it used is too expensive, and I missed out playing it on the PS1. I just got Vagrant Story used for $20 (no case, no manual, saved almost $60 bucks), I hope that doesn’t drop for the store now that I have that! (I hear it’s in the Japanese store along with a few other Square classics)


163

+ ROLO_ONFIRE on September 17th, 2009 at 7:11 pm said:

Why is the preview function almost never used? is great to promote a game, or at least to let people know what it is about, add videos and images on the description of EVERY PS Store content please. Also FF tactics is expensive.


164

+ michaelja on September 17th, 2009 at 7:46 pm said:

So when does the firmware after 3.01 come out? When I play Beatles: Rock Band on my 60gb PS3 it freezes in 5-10 minutes. I don’t have many other games to try out at the moment. From what I see online it looks like its due to the firmware update.


165

+ boup7 on September 17th, 2009 at 7:53 pm said:

Yeah right! Everything sounds fun exept that I can’t go to the playstation store cause my PS3 is ****ing broken and won’t log in the PSN! SCREW THAT!!!!


166

+ midnightshade on September 17th, 2009 at 8:07 pm said:

FFT, yeah this will make my 3rd copy (ps1 original got sold with all my other now classic and expensive ps1 games. You hear that Sony, I want to replace my ps1 collection, thanks for FF:T, bug square for the res, and where is Legend of Dragoon, the game you guys made and its my favorite ps1 game, We need a sequel asap!! ) Also got fft psp game, buying this just to have it, and support the ps1 classics, the way i figure more rpgs bought more released.

Yeah i want trine too, but I can wait , no biggie. There is 2 psn full games up, 2 ultra classic ps1 games 2 psp games. and 2 demos…you guys whine too much. I am just glad you guys weren’t here in spring 2008 before mgs4…. the store was bone dry. We get multiple games every week now. You need to be more thankful and less pessimistic whinny kids…


167

+ midnightshade on September 17th, 2009 at 8:11 pm said:

michaelja — fw 3.01 has been out for few days now.. its not forced. You have to go to system updates… and download it.


168

+ ShadOforce on September 17th, 2009 at 8:25 pm said:

Final Fantasy Tactics?! Awesome! Thanks! :)


169

+ awsome_robot on September 17th, 2009 at 8:42 pm said:

Batman dlc was enogh for me.


170

+ CtZtO on September 17th, 2009 at 8:42 pm said:

Wait wasn’t PES 2010 supposed to be out today with the update?


171

+ EmperorKorea on September 17th, 2009 at 8:54 pm said:

i’ll take the superior psp version of final fantasy tactics for $5 extra.


172

+ Carlos_Gabranth on September 17th, 2009 at 9:09 pm said:

Although I purchased FFT:TWOL, the PS1 version has better sound effects, and for the nostalgia, I’m downloading it.


173

+ favian on September 17th, 2009 at 9:16 pm said:

i really want to get final fantasy tactics, but i know the psp remake will eventually be released on psn for purchase, and i don’t want to buy the same game twice. can you just please put up the psp version, and tell square to put up legend of mana for purchase, it is an underated gem.


174

+ Lugia_EX on September 17th, 2009 at 9:47 pm said:

Any idea what happened to the “summer release’ of Critter Crunch? :(


175

+ Lugia_EX on September 17th, 2009 at 9:47 pm said:

Any idea what happened to the “summer release” of Critter Crunch? :(


176

+ Letters2Kay on September 17th, 2009 at 10:34 pm said:

Will SOUL CALIBUR BD ever be available for download? I’m done buying UMDs… :(

The Unbound Saga price drop is good. Not a very good game, unfortunately- but probably worth $10.


177

+ Ryuuchi10 on September 17th, 2009 at 10:51 pm said:

Now that FF Tactics is up, we need FFVIII up and running.


178

+ ImOnWelfare on September 17th, 2009 at 10:53 pm said:

hmn…. Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions for the PSP is technically the better version of the game because of all extra content. But hey, some people don’t like the animation in the cut-scenes. Still… makes me wonder if you’ll be putting that version on the store so I could play it on mah soon-to-be pspGO


179

+ the_miyamoto on September 17th, 2009 at 11:30 pm said:

Final Fantasy Tactics! EXCELLENT.


180

+ yanksfan216 on September 17th, 2009 at 11:33 pm said:

well i expect to get yelled at for this but…
WHATS THE BIG DEAL ABOUT TRINE?

WHY IS 95% OF GAMES CLAMORING FOR IT?

as for the update, i appreciate fifa and nba live. i know im not gonna buy them (im a nba 2k guy), but its nice to see how the competition has tried to improve.

but back to my earlier question. ive watched the trine videos on youtube. im just not super interested. then again, i never got into halo or final fantasy. just not my what floats my boat i suppose.


181

+ Mattchewie on September 17th, 2009 at 11:58 pm said:

WOO!!! Look at these awesome avatars!!!!

Oh wait,….the avatar that only seems available is the AVATAR OF EMPTY PROMISE!

You leave me no choice Sony!!!! I’m going to have to go VOLTRON on your ass and combine forces with Greg Miller from IGN to become the ULTIMATE ANNOYANCE MACHINE…until we get said avatars!

PS.

Enjoy my sarcasm

Also, if you could send me a Playstation cup cozie…that would rock….just because who really has a PS cup cozie???!!

I would..if you send me one :D

THANKS!


182

+ SilverPR on September 18th, 2009 at 12:06 am said:

Wanna thank you for the stuff you could had gave us but didn’t bother too: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (although you are gonna put it next week, Japan has it, its playable and with English on it), PES 10, Trine and a Uncharted 2 Trailer that is published first in the UK store. Just be ready to put some your bullcrap together next week, put Brutal Legend for the public and no BS with Trine….. PLEASE.


183

+ Imtiaz on September 18th, 2009 at 12:30 am said:

Final Fantasy Tactics was a good addition, but I would love to see Final Fantasy 8! Please add that to the PSOne classics section!


184

+ michaelja on September 18th, 2009 at 1:53 am said:

MidnightShade, optional or not, I shouldn’t expect any firmware update would cause issues with me playing other games. I’m hoping this issue gets addressed. There’s no way for me to revert back so Im stuck with a game I essentially can’t play for more than 5 minutes until a patch comes.


185

+ Onna76_NL on September 18th, 2009 at 4:02 am said:

Lol some folks are really pathetic around here. At least the US is getting 2 classics and Europe not, and what kind of classics?! Europe hasn’t seen classics for nearly 3 montsh and the only classic we got was for the UK Only. Okay we have Trine but don’t ask the price, 20 Euro?!!! Over 26USD!! Gonna wait for the US release next week.


186

+ Onna76_NL on September 18th, 2009 at 4:04 am said:

Don’t act like you Americans deserve only the same rights but when it’s the other way around we have to shut up.


187

+ lanmao on September 18th, 2009 at 4:40 am said:

Final Fantasy Tactics is a great addition to the classics collection, but $9.99???
I can understand paying 10 bucks for games with multiple disks or what not, but fft is a single disk 214mb download. I don’t think I’m alone here when I say “What the hell?”
Greedy…very greedy.
That being said, keep the square classics coming!


188

+ superstewie on September 18th, 2009 at 4:46 am said:

i see all the xbox troll have seized to exist :)


189

+ Coramoor_ on September 18th, 2009 at 4:51 am said:

@187 it’s not sony, it’s the square enix tax added on


190

+ IrishPete333 on September 18th, 2009 at 4:55 am said:

@44 haha good deal huh?


191

+ fleatherhe on September 18th, 2009 at 5:22 am said:

Oh Where Oh Where Could ‘Critter Crunch’ Be? I feel let down. Summer is basically over… And where’s Peggle? I’d appreciate some adorable/addictive gameplay.


192

+ Quixote on September 18th, 2009 at 5:36 am said:

I thought the US store might get some free Dynamic theme love today.
I guess I was mistaken.

Will the US be receiving a Free Dynamic Theme?


193

+ cchame on September 18th, 2009 at 6:19 am said:

A lame update. Trine?


194

+ explosive78 on September 18th, 2009 at 6:38 am said:

Hey sony use your own preview function.


195

+ KidCommando on September 18th, 2009 at 7:25 am said:

I don’t understand how you expect to sell games off the PSN without a demo, video, or at least a couple snapshots of the game. This week there is Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. Chaos and Switchball. You are crazy if you expect me to drop $10 on either game off of the exaggerated description alone. I consider myself a pretty avid gamer and I have never heard of Switchball. If it wasn’t for the blog post last week, I wouldn’t know what the hell Interpol is, and you only showed 3 pictures.
Seriously, this is your STORE! I shouldn’t have to search the net for videos showing what these games look like. Is it really that hard to take a 1 minute video of the game to post as a preview? Even a video from a camera phone would be better than nothing.

It is like buying a pair of pants:

Pants ($30.00)
Complete your seasonal look with these new rugged cargo pants. They are light weight but still durable enough to handle daily wear and tear. Become the hottest kid on the block with this fresh pair of threads!!

O’rly…What color are they? What size are they? Are there pockets? Is there enough room for my junk?

Simple, EVERYTHING on the store should have a video showing what you want us to buy!


196

+ C_Y_P_H_E_R on September 18th, 2009 at 7:32 am said:

I don’t care.I just want Yakuza 3!


197

+ NAPKIN1 on September 18th, 2009 at 7:51 am said:

I Hope the Final Fantasy Tactics is just like the PSP version…I like the the Anime cut scenes on the PSP version!!

Can someone verify what version this one is?


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+ C_Y_P_H_E_R on September 18th, 2009 at 7:56 am said:

Heavenly Sword trophies, VC trophies, MGS4 trophies,Yakuza 3 localization,and Haze trophies too.That would make Haze flourish and potentially make a sequel possible.It’s sad that the trophies I want the most, I am probably never going to get.


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+ KidCommando on September 18th, 2009 at 8:12 am said:

@197 NAPKIN1

It IS the PS1 version, NOT the better PSP version.


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+ Fishstix-83 on September 18th, 2009 at 9:14 am said:

I want is new avatars!!! I would also like to see some dynamic themes that are not an advertisement for another game. You guys should really try to do something original. Like a Lavalamp style theme, now that would be sweet, have it bubble to the top of the screen and gently fall back down to merge with the bulk of it at the bottom. Any way, thats just me of course.


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