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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Mar 18, 2010 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

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

Price Updates and Special Offers

  • 1942 Joint Strike Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Trine Permanent Price Drop (now $14.99, original price $19.99)
  • echoshift Special Offer
    Download echoshift today and receive an exclusive add-on pack with seven extra levels free! Offer available for a limited time, only until April 1, 2010.
    File Size: 161.81 MB

Downloadable Games

Groovin’ Blocks ($9.99)
It’s time to get your PlayStation Network groove on! Groovin’ Blocks is the ultimate combination of challenging puzzle game set to irresistible musical beats. Match three or more gems and watch them disappear; explode gems to the beat of the music to double your multipliers and increase your score! Groove with your friends in local co-op or head-to-head modes. Groovin’ Blocks features three skill levels from casual mode to fiendish hard mode.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 180 MB

Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Pre-order ($29.99)
Pre-order the first Sam & Max game to hit the PlayStation 3 to lock down all 5 episodes!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 100 KB

The Tester

The Tester Episode 5
This week’s episode is called “Buzz In or Buzz Off.” The remaining six (only 6!) gamers take on a BUZZ!-themed quiz challenge testing their mastery of all things PlayStation. Things heat up when SCEA’s Director of First Party Quality Assurance, Jeff Wilkerson, joins the panel this week to evaluate who might have what it takes to work on one of his QA teams. There’s no place to hide in this episode and somebody is bound to crack under the pressure.
File size: 385 MB (SD) 864 MB (HD)

PSone Classics

One ($5.99)
Discover the secrets of your past as you make your way through a strange future. Only one thing will protect you along the way: RAGE
ESRB Rated T
File size: 37 MB

Jigsaw Madness ($5.99)
Piece together 150 different pictures in this digitalized version of the timeless puzzle!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 208 MB

Game Demos (free)

Brain Challenge Demo
Play Brain Challenge now for free with this trial version! Boost your brain and relieve stress through 25 Visual, Memory, Logic, Math and Focus mini-games. Get detailed evaluations of your performances in personal training sessions with your coach. Challenge other players online/offline and determine who’s the best in the delirious multiplayer Card Game!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 220 MB

Add-on Game Content

Aliens Vs. Predator Multiplayer Swarm Map Pack ($6.99)
Four additional multiplayer maps for Aliens vs Predator.

  • Docks – a dockyard on the waters of BG-386
  • Outpost – the original site of the Weyland-Yutani colony on BG-386
  • Machine – this facility provided electrical power to the colonists at Freya’s Prospect
  • Hive – The Xenomorph hive. Beware all who enter here.

File size: 427 MB

Dragon Age: Origins Awakening ($39.99)
The archdemon lies dead–and yet in coastal Amaranthine, strange darkspawn still plague the land. As the newly appointed commander of the Grey Wardens, you must rebuild your shattered stronghold, recruit new Wardens to the cause, and defeat this terrifying menace.
File size: 1.57 GB

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Ultimate Warriors Pack 2 (free)
“Dragon Ball: Raging Blast” Character Pack #9 is now available! The ninth release is the “Ultimate Warriors Pack 2!” This pack contains Majin Vegeta, Frieza, Android #17, Android #18 and Cell! The ultimate fighters with exceptional abilities join the Raging Blast battles! Can you control their incomparable powers?!
File size: 116 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Quest Pack #2 (free)
Quest Pack #2 – Enhance your Strikeforce experience with these new missions and challenges. Also includes all previous Quest Packs. The following quests will be added to the city’s “Noticeboard”. To learn more about this pack and about Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce go to www.tecmokoeiamerica.com/strikeforce.

  • Battle of Ru Xu Kou
  • Linked Chains Plan
  • Martial Contest 2

File size: 101 KB

Need for Speed SHIFT Exotic Racing Series ($9.99)
The all-new Exotic Racing Series for Need for Speed SHIFT introduces seven phenomenal new cars, including the McLaren MP4-12C and the legendary BMW M1, and the amazing new Riviera track. Over fifty exciting new events have also been created just for these cars, so you’ll have plenty of time to revel in these beauties. Completing the Exotic Racing Series are an additional 125 points worth of trophies for undertaking various exciting challenges.
File size: 215 MB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “(No More) Paddy’s Lament” by Flogging Molly ($1.99)
  • “Requiem For A Dying Song” by Flogging Molly ($1.99)
  • “The Seven Deadly Sins” by Flogging Molly ($1.99)
  • Flogging Molly Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Requiem For A Dying Song”, “The Seven Deadly Sins”, and “(No More) Paddy’s Lament” by Flogging Molly. 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: 31 MB – 36 MB (singles), 99 MB (track pack)

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

  • “It’s Not My Time”— 3 Doors Down ($1.99)
  • “Control”— Mute Math ($1.99)
  • “Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ (South Park Version)”— Eric Cartman ($1.99)
  • “Oh Yeah”— The Subways ($1.99)
  • “Rock & Roll Queen”— The Subways ($1.99)
  • “The Who Super Bowl S-mashup”— The Who ($1.99)
  • “Bad Romance”— Lady Gaga ($1.99)
  • “Just Dance”— Lady Gaga ($1.99)
  • “Monster”— Lady Gaga ($1.99)
  • “Poker Face”— Lady Gaga ($1.99)
  • Lady Gaga Pack 1 ($6.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Lady Gaga Pack 1. This pack includes “Bad Romance,” “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” and “Monster” by Lady Gaga.

File sizes: 21 MB – 89 MB (singles), 165 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 3/18 Edition
Join host Christina Lee for PULSE presented by the PlayStation Network. In this edition, get a sneak peek at God of War III, get the lowdown on a huge expansion pack for Dragon Age: Origins, and take a look at the top PSP downloads so far this year. New video releases include the Wachowski brothers’ Ninja Assassin and the intriguing ABC series, FlashForward.
File size: 262 MB (HD) 452 MB (1080)

make.believe – Creating Magic Gaming Moments
File size: 63 MB (HD) 104 MB (1080)

SOCOM 4 – Announce Trailer
File size: 55 MB (HD) 92 MB (1080)

“Sam & Max” The Devil’s Playhouse Trailer
File size: 133 MB (1080)

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
File size: 42 MB (HD)

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Gameplay Reveal Trailer
File size: 133 MB (HD)

Heavy Rain Immersion Video
File size: 240 MB (HD) 418 MB (1080)

Heavy Rain Story Video
File size: 214 MB (HD) 365 MB (1080)

Heavy Rain Testimonials Video
File size: 124 MB (HD) 211 MB (1080)

Army of Two: The 40th Day Chapters of Deceit Trailer
File size: 41 MB (HD)

MLB 10 The Show Pick Off Trailer
File size: 72 MB (HD) 121 MB (1080)

MLB 10 The Show Catcher Mode Trailer
File size: 54 MB (HD) 90 MB (1080)

MLB 10 The Show Launch Trailer
File size: 66 MB (HD) 112 MB (1080)

Music

Heavy Rain Soundtrack ($9.99)
File size: 83 MB

PS3 Themes

Heavy Rain Mars ARI Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 3.77 MB

Acid Trip Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.38 MB

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Theme ($0.99)
File size: 6.26 MB

Wallpaper (free)

Feeding Frenzy 2 Shipwreck Showdown Wallpaper
File size: 212 KB (SD) 865 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Patchwork Heroes ($9.99)
The fate of a city is in your hands! Act quickly in 30 levels to save cities from giant looming warships in this fun action game. Become a hero by controlling a powerful destructive vehicle that can cut enemy ships apart into patches of different sizes that crash to the ground. Dodge enemies, rescue trapped comrades, and use special attacks to beat each ship before time runs out!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 229 MB

The Red Star ($14.99)
Set in a Russian-inspired parallel universe, The Red Star thrusts you into a gritty futuristic world of chaotic warfare, industrial technology and arcane magic.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 216 MB

LUXOR Bundle – LUXOR Wrath of Set & LUXOR Pharaoh’s Challenge ($9.99)
Join the adventure and travel through more than 200 levels of marble-shooting adventure in this LUXOR Two Pack! Including LUXOR Wrath of Set and LUXOR Pharaoh’s Challenge, you’ll wield your scarab shooter from the Nile delta deep into Egypt.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 40 MB

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

BreakQuest ($3.99)
File size: 66 MB

Add-on Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

LittleBigPlanet PSP Metropolis Costumes (free)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get five costumes from the Metropolis level of the PS3 version of the game.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.53 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Metropolis Theme Pack ($2.99)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. Download a new set of costumes and CREATE materials to create your own Metropolis levels! The Metropolis Theme Pack includes 10 Costume items, 25 CREATE Materials, 14 Stickers, 1 Music kit, and 1 Background.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.66 MB

BUZZ! Quiz World Rock Idols Quiz Pack ($3.99)
Are you ready for a solo? Show the competition how much you know about some of the best rock acts in music! This BUZZ! Quiz World PSP quiz pack features hundreds of questions about rock music to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz World PSP game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge friends and family and “Show ‘em Your Trivia!”
File size: 44 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Episode 5
File size: 156 MB

Pulse 3/18 Edition
File size: 44 MB

Heavy Rain Immersion Video
File size: 38 MB

Heavy Rain Story Video
File size: 34 MB

Heavy Rain Testimonials Video
File size: 20 MB

SOCOM 4 Announce Trailer
File size: 8.12 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Acid Trip PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 480 KB

Underwater Disco PSP Theme ($1.49)
File sizes: 530 KB

Abstracted – 1st Wall PSP Theme ($0.99)
File size: 621 KB

Abstracted – 2nd Wall PSP Theme ($0.99)
File sizes: 641 KB

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+ ElektroDragon on March 18th, 2010 at 9:52 pm said:

There hasn’t been a good update SINCE NOVEMBER. This has me worried…. it’s like Sony has decided to give up. Where are the awesome PSN games like Critter Crunch, Trash Panic, Shatter, Wipeout, etc? Nowhere to be found this year, it seems.


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+ lDarkusl on March 18th, 2010 at 9:54 pm said:

where is the echoshift Special Offer ? i can’t find it. just the echoshift demo and trailer is there


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+ ReppinIt on March 18th, 2010 at 10:09 pm said:

LOL @ this update. It would be nice to see PSP/PS1 games that people are actually ASKING for instead of these obscure titles. I’d rather have nothing than these no name games honestly. Ever see the top downloads on the PS store? Notice how they are all high ranked and popular titles? More of those please.


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+ zenitram_27 on March 18th, 2010 at 11:00 pm said:

Is anybody else strangely enjoying the tester?


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+ TT57bird on March 18th, 2010 at 11:09 pm said:

when will the online stats for high velocity bowling get up to date? last update was 3-11-2010 at 6;11 pm.


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+ Ecks on March 18th, 2010 at 11:23 pm said:

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Content Pack 2 is still for sale for $9.99 – that should probably be removed, as EA took down the online servers a few days ago, and the DLC is only for online…


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+ stevelvl on March 19th, 2010 at 12:11 am said:

aweful!! , where are the good ps1 classics, not the ones no ones ever heard of (Suikoden 2, Xenogears, Breath of Fire 3 & 4)


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+ zombie_56 on March 19th, 2010 at 1:36 am said:

gex 2 please


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+ Brad1337 on March 19th, 2010 at 2:40 am said:

D34DL1N3R, did you get it at the store you’ve pre-ordered at? They should have given it to you. Might have been a good idea to ask them yourself.


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+ Etharius on March 19th, 2010 at 3:03 am said:

So STILL no Blazblue or Metal Slug XX.

What happened to “all future games will be released on both PSN and UMD?”

Not nearly good enough.


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+ Maulok on March 19th, 2010 at 5:57 am said:

I think I’ll grab 1942 tonight. Solid update


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+ OMGitb on March 19th, 2010 at 6:36 am said:

Jigsaw Madness is a PSone Classic? Good God people! Are you doing this on purpose, is this a sick joke to you? Do you sit at your desks and try to find the worst, lamest, bargain bin games to release as “classics”? It’s like a banquet of insanity!

Oh and once again, PSP Go owners have been left to twist in the wind.


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+ Thrasher20 on March 19th, 2010 at 7:18 am said:

Ah man..


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+ skincarver on March 19th, 2010 at 7:41 am said:

sometimes the folks at sony cunfuse me…gow3 avatars/theme would have been logical for the week of release but no…so can we have some soon plz :)


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+ TwinDad on March 19th, 2010 at 7:47 am said:

If you keep thinking logically you will never understand Sony and it’s master plan. Take your crazy pills and put on the tin foil hat and all will be clear.


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+ GooniesAndy on March 19th, 2010 at 8:10 am said:

Second week with no Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake? The whole world got it LAST week, except for us! Can we at least get a release date or a comment or something? We want to be able to play with our European friends!


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+ shades909 on March 19th, 2010 at 8:40 am said:

I hate complaining but damn wtf is that now i’m not saying the update suck but what i mean is where r the good classic games they r so many good PS1 games you could put , where r the good DLC, where r the good mini ? seriously why almost each week we get nothing good while other country get good things ? i know i probably lose my time writing this because sony just read the first 10 comment of so and they are to lazy to read further but who know miracle can happen sometime lol.


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+ urienji on March 19th, 2010 at 9:37 am said:

Thanks Grace.

This is the fourth week in a row that you have posted something that I wanted. Keep up the good work.

But, could you please, please, please look into price drops for Persona and Dissidia?

And, could you ask Rockstar to fix the Grand Theft Auto games?


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+ Sypher9 on March 19th, 2010 at 10:58 am said:

“Jigsaw Madness”? Really? Who plays this crap?

When are we going to get QUALITY PSone classics? Classics like Einhander or Legend of Dragoon? Hell, Japan already has Einhander, just PLEASE give it to North America!


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+ xTruShinobix on March 19th, 2010 at 11:38 am said:

Grace,

Will the Breath of Fire series ever make an appearance in the PSN store?


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+ bearXcub on March 19th, 2010 at 11:48 am said:

The worst update


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+ SogeKing on March 19th, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

Still no Metal Slug XX for PSPGo. Why are 3rd party games not launching on the PSN? This sucks.


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+ awsome_robot on March 19th, 2010 at 12:54 pm said:

the us blog needs Mike Kebby, Grace Chen aims really low on the replies count. No joke, this HAS to change.


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+ guyminsberghe on March 19th, 2010 at 1:54 pm said:

we have to admit that an effort had been made about the number of downloading things for psp, but nothing for the quality! no metal slug and blazblue, no psone real classics like crash team racing or rival schools or fatal fury wild ambition (yes there are few guys who like this game) or bloody roar 2 or Guilty Gear, or Klonoa, not even a Mortal Kombat Trilogy!!!
if this goes on, i’d change my psp go for a nintendo ds or a gp2x! Man, what a shame…


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+ blu_7 on March 19th, 2010 at 4:55 pm said:

Wow…I can’t believe how many people here are not familiar with the PS One game, One(PS1). Its a hard game, yeah, but it is very much worth the 5 or so dollars it is selling for now on PSN.

sigh…this is why I hate reviewers sometimes. You have your Metal Gear Solid, and you Crash Bandicoot(great games, btw) but no love for underrated titles like One which get hit hard by critics, so gamers never play them. Its sad really, and who knows how many other games shared this fate on PS One.

But heck, what do I know. I’m just a gamer who has played, and dare I say it, enjoyed one of the best games no one has ever played that did not contain a Bandicoot, or Fooxhound member in sight…sigh -_-


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+ Jasper20XX on March 19th, 2010 at 6:57 pm said:

I guess this is nice. I was wondering if Blazblue is going on the Playstation Store for PSP, and if so, does anybody know when it releases? I really love fighting games and would like to try it out, but I was just curious, so if anyone knows, please reply.


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+ Lambo21 on March 20th, 2010 at 7:02 pm said:

could we get some legend of legaia for the ps1 as a psn game


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+ lord-09 on March 20th, 2010 at 11:05 pm said:

why doesnt playstation store put the game of parasite eve 1 and 2 for the ps one so i can buy it i want to play it its a good game


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+ HITMAN452 on March 21st, 2010 at 8:19 am said:

would like too see more demos on the psn really help when trying to deside on what game your going to buy like to see a new add on for tom clancy’s rainbow six vegas 2 and mybe some insight
on rainbosix 3


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+ doreo503 on March 22nd, 2010 at 6:40 am said:

Is there any chance of Jade Cocoon (PS1) getting released for psn? I know the Japanese store got it in 2008, but I am really hoping for it to come to the states! So what do you say, is it highly unlikely or is it likely of showing up eventually?


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+ RedX6 on March 22nd, 2010 at 6:16 pm said:

Why is the god of war downloadable costume not sending a email when I entered it in to the god of war web site?


132

+ villa2144 on March 24th, 2010 at 8:47 pm said:

where’s my castle crashers!? >.<


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+ Dannyxzero on March 24th, 2010 at 11:25 pm said:

OK time out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why has Final Fantasy VII crisis core not come out yet!! OMG what is wrong with sony, my psp go needs lover, WERE IS THE LOVE!?!?!?!?!


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+ weirdpeople on March 25th, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

test


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+ berzirk on March 25th, 2010 at 4:15 pm said:

test test.


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+ akaKEYSERSOZE on March 25th, 2010 at 4:24 pm said:

Please release Blazblue Portable this week,also a big price drop for the following, Persona,Dissidia and how about Tomba! or Suikoden 2 on PSone.


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+ saaberq on March 31st, 2010 at 8:04 pm said:

why cant i download the demo dragonball raging blast? theres only add-ons but not the actual playable demo. what gives man?


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