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Jan 03


PlayStation Store Update


Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by on Jan 03, 2012 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone –
Happy New Year and welcome to the first PlayStation Store update for 2012! It’s going to be an exciting year with lots to look forward to on PlayStation Network, so with that said, let’s get to the good stuff.

With football action in full swing, now may be the perfect time to up the action with NFL Blitz; especially if your favorite team might not be looking so good to make it to the playoffs! Rewrite your season with the arcade-style gameplay that made the original a hit, packed with the immersive game modes of today. NFL Blitz is recharged and available now on PlayStation Network.


New PSN Game release TNT Racers also races to the PlayStation Store today. Featuring lightning fast racing action, diverse multiplayer modes, cool tracks and snappy gadgets, TNT Racers may be just the kick you need to jump start your year.

As mentioned in the PlayStation Plus January Sneak Peek post, Plus subscribers are able to download the entire Back to the Future The Game – Full Series, free for the entire month! Additional free content this month includes PSN Game Sword and Soldiers, and PS one Classics Syphon Filter, Syphon Filter 2 and Syphon Filter 3; all available for subscribers with today’s update.

That said, have a full look at the list below and leave your comments below. You can also join in the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the PlayStation Store Update thread.

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

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Free PSN Games: Back to the Future The Game – Full Series
Sword & Soldiers
Free PS one Classics: Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter 2
Syphon Filter 3
Discounted PSN Games: Rocket Knight – 50% off – 1/3 (PS+ Price $7.50)
Discounted PS3 Full Games: Darksiders – 20% off – 1/3 (PS+ Price $15.99)
Full Game Trials: Darksiders

PSN Games

TNT Racers + Trial ($9.99)
TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position.
ESRB rated E
File size 150 MB

NFL Blitz ($14.99)
The all-new NFL Blitz combines the arcade-style gameplay from the original with the deep, immersive game modes of today! Whether you’re battling your rival in a 7-on-7 grudge match or fighting your way through a season of the Blitz Gauntlet, Every Game Is a Two-Minute Drill!
ESRB rated E10+
File size 1.9 GB

PS3 Full Games

Darksiders ($19.99)
Darksiders is a third-person, single player action/adventure game inspired by the characters, themes and mythology of the apocalypse and the battle of Armageddon described by the Book of Revelation.
ESRB rated M
File size 10 GB

Game Demos (free)

TNT Racers
TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position. But the best things are the wicked pick-ups which will ultimately decide about victory or defeat. TNT – Tracks N Tricks – cool tracks and snappy gadgets!
ESRB rated E
File size 150 MB

Learning With The Pooyoos – Episode 2 Demo
With the PooYoos, a merry band of adorable baby animals, children will have fun while learning the basics for his or her development: numbers, letters, space, colors and more.
ESRB rated E
File size 272 MB

Add-on Game Content

Resistance 3 The Legacy Grenade (free)
The No. 60 Air Fuel Grenade has been issued for combating Chimera in tight spaces commonly found in urban conflicts. The grenade will adhere to almost any surface, biological or otherwise, and deployed a cloud of flammable vapor. Once released, the cloud ignited, creating a massive explosion.” This fan favorite grenade makes a special return to the single-player campaign of Resistance 3
File size 103 KB

Resistance 3 SPRA Black Ops Skin (free)
The backbone of the US effort against the Chimera during the war, Black Ops troops were a common site at SRPA facilities and during special operations. Mostly killed and destroyed, this special multiplayer skin lets you return as one of the most mysterious soldiers from R:FOM and R2.
File size 103 KB

Resistance 3 Infected Nathan Hale Skin and Taunt (free)
Lt. Nathan Hale skipped his viral inhibitor treatments in the final hours of Resistance 2, in order to continue the fight against the Chimera. Play as him in his final hours with this special multiplayer skin, letting you bring Hale to the battlefields R3. Then, ridicule your enemies with a throat-slashing taunt!
File size 103 KB

Champion Jockey – Music Pack 4 ($1.49)
Fourth batch of BGM you can use during the race. Listen to four tracks from the Gallop Racer series with two brand new tracks for your racing enjoyment! Hand-picked by the Gallop Racer and G1 Jockey Sound Directors!
File size 27 MB

Apples to Apples A Bushel of Fun ($2.99)
Pick up this outrageous expansion pack for Apples to Apples the video game and choose from new animated Apple Avatars, like Robot, Alien, Fairy, Barbarian and Luchador. Sample the never-before-seen Zen, Undersea, and Jungle deck skins. Challenge your friends with powerful Golden Apple Cards, including Bad Apple and Apple Sauce, and make fresh comparisons with over 500 new red and green cards!
File size 100 KB

Rocksmith – Gold On The Ceiling By The Black Keys ($2.99)
File size 2.94 MB

Rocksmith – Just Got To Be By The Black Key ($2.99)
File size 2.21 MB

Rocksmith – Mind Eraser By The Black Keys ($2.99)
File size 2.40 MB

Rocksmith – The Black Keys Song Pack (Bundle) ($7.99)
File size 7.56 MB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “2112: Discovery, Presentation” – Rush ($1.99)
  • “2112: Oracle: The Dream, Soliloquy, Grand Finale” – Rush ($1.99)
  • “2112: Overture, The Temples of Syrinx” – Rush ($1.99)
  • “Billionaire” – Travie McCoy ($1.99)
  • “Boy” – Ra Ra Riot ($1.99)
  • “Can You Tell” – Ra Ra Riot ($1.99)
  • “Dawn of Spring” – Christopher J ($0.99)
  • “Found Me the Bomb” – Buckmer & Garcia ($0.99)
  • “Frankenstein Teaser Trailer” – Richard Campbell ($0.99)
  • “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” – Panic at the Disco ($1.99)
  • “Panic” – Sublime With Rome ($1.99)
  • “Pressure” – Paramore ($1.99)
  • “Revenants” – The Cold Goodnight ($0.99)
  • “Riptide Resort” – Freen in Green ($0.99)
  • “Rush ‘2112” – artist ($5.49)
  • “Stereo Hearts” – Gym Class Heroes (ft. Adam Levine) ($1.99)
  • “The End of Progress” – Mystakin ($0.99)
  • “The Thief in the Night – Part I” – Chaotrope ($0.99)
  • “The Way It Ends” – Prototype ($0.99)
  • “You Make Me Feel.” – Cobra Starship ($1.99)
  • Fueled By Ramen Pack 01 ($9.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Fueled By Ramen Pack 01 . This pack includes “You Make Me Feel…”, “Stereo Hearts”, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, “Pressure”, “Panic”, and “Billionaire” by various artists.

File size: 8.7 – 33 MB (singles), 141 – 183 MB (track pack)


Just Dance 3 – Baby One More Time ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Barbra Streisand ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Da Funk ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – I’m So Excited ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Kurio Ko Uddah Le Jana 2 ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Lollipop ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Master Blaster ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Party Rock Anthem ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Take On Me ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

NBA 2K12 – Legends Showcase Launch Trailer

Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand Gameplay Premiere Trailer

EA SPORTS FIFA STREET Announcement Trailer

FIFA Street 4 Announce Trailer

Sonic CD Time Trailer

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Announcement Trailer

Wwe ’12 Launch Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Embers Trailer

PS3 Themes

Metal Gear Solid 2 Art Theme ($1.99)

Metal Gear Solid 3 Art Theme ($1.99)

Mayan Temple Dynamic Theme ($1.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP


Alien Havoc & Bubble Trubble Bundle ($3.99)

//Add Your Own

159 Comments   11 Replies


+ eduardo_507 on January 3rd, 2012 at 5:34 pm said:



+ KingDude420 on January 3rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm said:

COME ON!! I already bought Back to the Future! I think that if PS+ users have already bought a game that’s now free for them, they should get a credit in their wallet. Help make life fair Sony! lol


+ buzzman102 on January 3rd, 2012 at 5:39 pm said:

-_- no saints row the third dlc :(


+ siriusbee on January 3rd, 2012 at 5:40 pm said:

Wait, wait. How many *more* Syphon Philters are we talking about?


+ LeeBabins on January 3rd, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

Any chance we will get a bundle offer/deal for Pixel Junk Monster/Encore??


+ LeeBabins on January 3rd, 2012 at 5:54 pm said:

??? Huh, any chances??


+ Syldan13 on January 3rd, 2012 at 5:56 pm said:

Will Chrono Cross ever make it to the Australian PSN? It was announced some time ago and iv been impatiently waiting ever since.


+ LeeBabins on January 3rd, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

No reply love from Morgan, unfortunate.


+ alnora on January 3rd, 2012 at 6:17 pm said:

Great! I’ll get BTTF immediately!


+ VashioKun on January 3rd, 2012 at 7:01 pm said:

Great update too bad that I got those two games free from Steam last week..


+ station3fever on January 3rd, 2012 at 7:21 pm said:

Syphon filter games, wow such great memories. Thanks Sony, it will be nice to replay these classics ;) oh and happy new year to all ;)


+ OCxViRuXz on January 3rd, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

As much as i would luv to play legend of dragoon I would really luv to see “TOMBA” n “TOMBA 2” get a ps one classic release xD


+ VTGREEN on January 3rd, 2012 at 7:44 pm said:

Another week of recycled garbage. PSN updates are starting to resemble the Wii store, which makes me a sad panda.


+ Street_Killaz on January 3rd, 2012 at 8:13 pm said:

wow thanks so much i was playing back to the future again!..Know i have them all for free!! Awsome..great time for a update lol


+ monyking on January 3rd, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

I have Guitar Hero and been playing it but, I have seen the Rock Band still being listed with new DLC. I can’t believe that this game is still bring out new stuff. sheesh.


+ FORMIK on January 3rd, 2012 at 8:43 pm said:

Come on…Under Siege update and DLC!


+ comicfan007 on January 3rd, 2012 at 8:47 pm said:

Gotta Get Back In Time !!!


+ timesplitter88 on January 3rd, 2012 at 9:06 pm said:

Please please please Sony, release Tiny Tank on the PSN!!!!!! :)


+ Sofaires on January 3rd, 2012 at 9:28 pm said:

omg thank you thank you, i was thinking in buying syphon filter and look what new year brought me, plus back to the future woot this is xmas all over in january for me heh


+ PlatinumAura on January 3rd, 2012 at 9:34 pm said:

I think the ps3 full games are great Im glad you guys are doing more of these now I love buying games digitally I mean itd be great to see some more PS2 classics but the PS3 full games are great too you guys have a loyal customer in me for a loooong time In fact right now the only thing 360 has better than yo is its massive digital library


+ remanutd5 on January 3rd, 2012 at 9:37 pm said:

how about bringing Heavenly Sword and Folklore to psn with trophies and ps move support ?


+ Jin_Kusanagi on January 3rd, 2012 at 9:37 pm said:

Sonic 4 Episode II? About time…


+ remanutd5 on January 3rd, 2012 at 9:37 pm said:

heck you guys could add move support and trophies to Lair too


+ that-acmilan-guy on January 3rd, 2012 at 9:41 pm said:

Awesome stuff, because of the slow updates this Jan, it is a good time to stock up those full retail games on the PSN.


+ DarkOne_PR on January 3rd, 2012 at 10:33 pm said:

SONY! HEAR THIS! This is a thing way different from this post but i need to get ur attention…


This is very important… I want the vita to succeed but u need to do something u know… in this article, Colin give a few hints that will help u live up the vita! but sony needs to do it! Want a hint from my part…

>>>Monster Hunter 4! EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE VITA! <<<<

Make that happen, Give 4gb memory sticks in each vita, and little deviants (a game that use all functionality of the vita) AND LOW THE PRICES OF UR GAMES!!!!! the prices should be from $15 to $40 at max!… not 50!!!

Make this happen and Vita will live and Surpass the 3DS! if not im afraid the vita has no future in a crowed market such at this….

I have my Vita reserved… with a 16 gb memory card and Uncharted… but now that i find out that U:GA its at 50$ im not buying it… sorry… its too expensive.


+ DarqueDragon on January 4th, 2012 at 1:03 am said:

Pretty good update this week. Couple of free Resistance 3 dlc, couple good discounts, free Syphon Filter trilogy, and the full Back To The Future game for free! Been hoping for that one since they gave PS+ people the first episode. Haven’t had the money to get it, but now I get it free. Yay!

Also, gotta agree about wanting Legend of Dragoon. That was one of my favorite PSOne games and I would love to see it on PSN. Those lucky Japanese gamers have it already. What’s taking so long for us American gamers?


+ DarqueDragon on January 4th, 2012 at 1:06 am said:

Also, there seems to be a glitch of some kind with Syphon Filter 1. I downloaded it and installed it, but the install bubble was still there. The game was ready and playable, but the install bubble wouldn’t go away. Had to delete the install bubble, but the game still works fine. Just a little bump in the road.


+ deadndirtydotcom on January 4th, 2012 at 2:15 am said:

Great content!


+ ASRARFARID on January 4th, 2012 at 2:46 am said:

Please hear the words of fans without them there is no PlayStation .PlayStation We need a FFVII Remake on The Vita To Succeed PS Vita Sales And Monster Hunter Vita .Elder Scrolls.Dark Souls.Battlefield 3.GTA .Dissidia.Xenogears Remake



+ lisatsunami on January 4th, 2012 at 3:00 am said:

Happy New Year, all. I noticed that the ratio of Plus peeps seems to be going up, so that’s good for the PSN’s viability. Even many of the complainers are Plus’ers so It would seem your personal cost/benefit calculations tipped toward subscribing anyway.

Thanks for the generous offers for this month, Grace & Morgan. Alas, I do not need them as I am STILL living another life in Skyrim, near-continuously since 11/11/11, and on only one original character. About 300 hours in, yet less than halfway completed as of tonight.

I do love the growing selection of dynamic themes on the store. I buy a new one almost every week.


+ DarkOne_PR on January 4th, 2012 at 4:40 am said:

why is my comment awaiting moderation? :( i didnt say anything bad


+ jcb_815 on January 4th, 2012 at 5:55 am said:



+ remanutd5 on January 4th, 2012 at 6:22 am said:

oh my god i have just finished Folklore , oh my god i didnt know what i was missing out , man this game is easily in my top 3 ps3 games of all time !!! , put it on psn with trophy and ps move support sony !!!! im about to play other people dungeons and then im gonna create mines , man this is a truly underrated gem , trophies and move support !!!!!!!!!!!


+ xPungentStenchx on January 4th, 2012 at 7:53 am said:



+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on January 4th, 2012 at 8:24 am said:

dont know why i am posting as they come up on th eblog three days later but the one ps2 classic that abut 90% of your customers want on psn in 720p is Socom Combined Assault. It was the best Socom ever, rivals the two for the ps3 in gameplay, teamwork and FUN! You should seriously consider it, just DONT MESS WITH THE GAMEPLAY. Please if you only do one thing for me this year that would be it, remember i helped you to track the psn attackers back in april so maybe you should help me get my classic socom on. also, since we are on the topic of ps2, you should make all ps2 disc playable on the ps3. you are already doing it through emulation with teh emotion engine so why noot let us, the customers, play our previously bought and loved games on OUR systems. Just a thought.

I do think i deserve a free vita tho…….


+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on January 4th, 2012 at 8:25 am said:

so Morgan did you replace Grace chen? did she get sick of the negative comments on here and quit or something? decent update.


+ agentbystry on January 4th, 2012 at 8:31 am said:

Early update? This is definitely two days later than when I usually see it! Reading through all the comments, I saw at least THREE requesting Legend of Dragoon. I have been waiting for this game since I bought my PSP. Why is it not out yet???? Sony! I demand you tell us what is going on with this classic!


+ onslaughtree on January 4th, 2012 at 9:44 am said:

I urge everyone. BUY DARKSIDERS. That game is a classic. Great level design, awesome boss battles, spot on controls and solid story. This game does take things from other games, but it does it just right. Sleeper hit for real.


+ Zacky-V-A7X on January 4th, 2012 at 9:50 am said:

Where is the new episode of Qore?


+ Jak23ft on January 4th, 2012 at 10:52 am said:

This was a GREAT update! But you know what would be REALLY awesome? Castle Crashers for free! Or even better, From Dust!


+ Gibbygasm7789 on January 4th, 2012 at 11:46 am said:

I like everything on here in this update, but i would love to see some more Twisted Metal or Ratchet and Clank games in the Play Station 2 Classics. Those are the real classics that i miss playing as a kid, i would definetly buy them if they were available.


+ shadowph33r on January 4th, 2012 at 1:16 pm said:

Any chance Resident Evil 4 will get another discount any time soon? I missed my opportunity before. :(


+ VideoGamer35 on January 4th, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

thanks again SONY!


+ xNukexGoxBoomx on January 4th, 2012 at 2:40 pm said:

*sighs* Still no classic PS2 Dragon Ball Z titles? SMFH


+ DemoniOtaku on January 4th, 2012 at 2:57 pm said:

European Store got KOF XIIi addons this Week… for when on US Store?


+ big_mike-316 on January 4th, 2012 at 4:40 pm said:

when are they gonna make an update thatll let me listen to music when im killin guys on cod? ((:


+ AllkillingBR on January 4th, 2012 at 5:29 pm said:

hello guys

i’m from Brazil and here the Store is too expensive and we have weak content yet.

But i’m here because i want one thing

Choose 1 of three games you may offer when you update the Store with a free games for Plus subscribers

in the last month i don’t have the Tomb Raider Underworld because i finish this game and the Platinum too

You can offer a 3 games

i’m choose one and others can disappear

this method was the same the Program Welcome Back……….

and all people makes happy!!

sorry for my poor English!!


+ Sk8terkid24 on January 4th, 2012 at 6:44 pm said:

For Playstation 2 classics why not bring Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2 to the Ps Store. As for avatars how Sonic the Hedgehog, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom, and Anime.


+ dudeinmaine on January 5th, 2012 at 6:07 am said:

LMAO @ Sony! I demand you tell us what is going on with this classic!

Some people have big b*lls LOL

I always LOL @ ‘demands’

Good update…I’ll be grabbing some content after I finish my coffee.


+ Nahela on January 5th, 2012 at 6:11 am said:

The repeat offerings on PS1 classics is pretty disappointing as someone who’s been a PS+ member since day one. I hope this isn’t something we’ll see very often. It would be better to just offer long-running discounts on titles that have already come and gone.

The BTTF games were fantastic, I ended up purchasing them during a sale last year, so that’s a great offering for anybody that doesn’t have it yet.

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