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PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone –
It’s a banner week for the PlayStation Store with the debut of great new titles, an out of this world PlayStation Plus update, the return of some treasured classics and much more.


Make your first stop this week with Awesomenauts. PlayStation Plus subscribers know from last week’s May preview that this title is free this month starting today! This colorfully action packed 2D online multiplayer battler with split-screen gameplay drops you in frantic online environments. Unlock loads of new abilities and characters for your arsenal, get in on the co-op action and storm the online arenas in Awesomenauts! Read up more on the game in PlayStation.Blog’s post with tons of info and screens from the game.


Then power up your PS Vita and download Mortal Kombat. Featuring the same over the top combat and fidelity from the console release, this version brings all-new PS Vita exclusive content (kontent?) like 150 new Challenge Tower missions that incorporate the DLC characters (like Freddy Krueger!), while also integrating the front touchscreen and accelerometer in ways that enhance the complete Mortal Kombat experience. Read more from the blog’s coverage on the PS Vita edition of Mortal Kombat.

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This week also offers a healthy dose of the classics. In the PS2 Classics category, two great games are available to download in their original glory: Max Payne and Rayman 2 Revolution. Rockstar’s Max Payne follows a gritty noir tale infused with action packed gameplay. Check it out as a great way to get prepared for the imminent release of PS3 game Max Payne 3 on 5/15. Rayman 2 Revolution delivers an adventure taking gamers to a dream-like world in which they must prevent invasion from robot pirates. It’s fun for the whole family!

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Old-school RPG fans won’t want to miss Legend of Dragoon arriving to the PS one Classics section as well. Featuring a classic JRPG story, riveting combat and a unique art style; relive this adventure or experience it for the first time starting today.

PlayStation Plus subscribers, this month’s content kicks off with a bang with the already mentioned free Awesomenauts, but also Trine 2 and two banner PS one classics with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Castlevania Chronicles. You can also now access the hotly anticipated PixelJunk 4am beta. Download the online viewer beta before anyone else and get in on this never before seen (or heard) experience. Don’t forget, PixelJunk 4am releases PSN-wide on 5/15.

There’s much more arriving this week, including PSN Game Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time, new PSN Minis, and all new PS3 Full Games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2! Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below and come back next week to see what’s new in the PlayStation Store, or join the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the Official PlayStation Store Update thread.

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

Exclusives: Early Access:
Pixel Junk 4am Closed Viewer Beta
Velocity (Free PS mini)
Free Downloads: PSN Games:
Awesomenauts
Trine 2
Minis:
Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims
Velocity
PS one Classics:
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania Chronicles
Full Game Trials:
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Disney Universe
Themes:
Samurai Dynamic Theme
Discounts: PSN Games:
Disney Universe (PS Plus Price: $15.00)

PSN Games

Awesomenauts ($9.99)
It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!
ESRB rated T
File size 683 MB

Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich Of Time ($7.49)
Fallen off a cliff? Burning in lava? Just had your latest invention crushed by a frozen polar bear? Avoid all this with Doc Clock’s amazing Time Slider. Enjoy the first Doc Clock time travelling adventure! Invent almost anything out of everything you find, from catapults to incredible flying machines.
ESRB rated E
File size 298 MB

PS Vita Games

Mortal Kombat ($39.99)
Take the Kombat to the streets; fight anywhere, anytime, all in the palm of your hand.
ESRB rated M
File size 3 GB

PS3 Full Games

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ($19.99)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 features online vehicle warfare on huge maps, each with a different tactical focus. The destruction delivered by the powerful Frostbite engine allows players to demolish buildings and blow holes in walls to create new gameplay possibilities.
ESRB rated M
File size 9.6 GB

Disney Universe ($29.99)
Disney Universe is an off-the-wall non-stop action adventure where Disney worlds and characters mix up for the first time. Suit up in iconic costumes and face challenges in legendary Disney worlds.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 5.4 GB

Game Demos (free)

Awesomenauts
It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!
ESRB rated T
File size 683 MB

Dirt Showdown
Welcome to the DiRT Showdown demo! Experience full-impact confrontational racing in the 8 Ball event in San Francisco. Boost and barge your way to the finish but watch out for your opponents on the brutal cross-overs. Challenge a friend to play online and unlock the multiplayer Rampage event to satisfy your appetite for destruction in a chaotic demolition derby!
ESRB rated E10+
File size 963 MB

GT Academy 2012
Sony Computer Entertainment America and Nissan North America have joined forces again for the 2nd season of the innovative GT Academy racing competition Think you got what it takes to become a professional race car driver? Download GT Academy 2012 and compete against your friends in an eight-step qualification program designed to craft your virtual-to-reality racing skills to competition levels. Will you become the next GT Academy winner?
ESRB rated E
File size 3 GB

PS Vita Demos (Free)

Sumioni: Demon Arts
Take control of Agura, a Sumioni, or “Inkdemon”, who’s been called upon to white out a blot of evil upon feudal Japan. Guide him through 2D side-scrolling levels and unleash his powers by drawing brush strokes on the touchscreen. Create paths to traverse, cast magic spells and even summon powerful creatures to do your bidding! In this demo, play 3 of the 30 available stages, with access to one of the two summon creatures.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 288 MB

PS3 Add-ons

Dead Space DLC Bundle ($9.99)
This bundle includes all of the downloadble suit and weapon content packs for Dead Space. There are no refunds for this item.
File size 125 MB

MotorStorm RC Add Ons (x6) (free – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

SSX Mt. Eddie Pack ($5.99)
Welcome to Mt. Eddie! Where there’s plenty of big air and the trick points run like… well, trick points. Mt. Eddie features 9 new Race and Trick drops, and is filled with huge kickers, ridiculous grinds, a halfpipe, and fireworks – the classic SSX experience! This pack also includes 3 classic music tracks.
File size 55 MB

SSX: Classic Characters Pack ($5.99)
Relive the SSX glory days with the SSX Classic Characters Pack. Get 7 classic SSX characters from SSX 3 and Tricky: Elise, Mac, Zoe, Kaori, Psymon, Moby, and Eddie, each with alternate outfits and a unique snowboard. Ride in style with Eddie’s crazy shirts, Psymon’s spiky hair, Moby’s riding helmet, Kaori’s panda backpack and more.
File size 188 MB

SSX: Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Pack ($7.99)
Welcome to Mt. Eddie! Featuring 9 new Race and Trick drops, Mt. Eddie is filled with huge kickers, ridiculous grinds, a halfpipe, and fireworks – the classic SSX experience! You also get 7 classic SSX characters from SSX 3 and Tricky, each with alternate outfits and a unique snowboard, plus 3 classic music tracks.
File size 241 MB

Saints Row: The Third – Steelport Gangs Pack ($2.99)
Get some new gangwear for your wardrobe with six new outfits. Disguise yourself as a Morningstar Soldier or blend in with the Luchador Specialist crowd. You can even try out the Decker cyberpunk style and get in touch with your inner techno-goth!
File size 1.71 MB

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Add ons (x5) ($1.99 – $4.99)
Various add on content.
File size 2.08 MB – 8.31 MB

Rocksmith – The Police Song Pack (Bundle) ($7.99)
File size 9.46 MB

Rocksmith – Message In A Bottle By The Police ($2.99)
File size 3.64 MB

Rocksmith – Roxanne By The Police ($2.99)
File size 2.26 MB

Rocksmith – Synchronicity II By The Police ($2.99)
File size 3.56 MB

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

  • “ONLY ONE” – Yellowcard ($1.99)
  • “TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE” – Eddie Money ($1.99)
  • “DROPS OF JUPITER (TELL ME)” – Train ($1.99)

File size: 27 – 32 MB (singles)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “HOPE & RUIN” – The Trews ($0.99)
  • “NEVER… AGAIN” – All Shall Perish (1.99)
  • “SAY” – The Asbestos ($0.99)
  • “CHEESY POP SONG” – A Talking Fish ($0.99)
  • “RISE AND SHINE” – Destruction of a Rose ($0.99)

File size: 15 – 32 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

MotorStorm RC Add Ons (x6) (free – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB

Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen The Mirror Spirits ($4.99)
Face off against an army of gruesome, otherworldly creatures who wreak havok throughout Utakata, and learn their secret connection to the Tenma Mirrors. NOTE: You must download the latest patch, and complete the game once in order to unlock the downloadable content.
File size 100 KB

Updates

101-In-1 Megamix+Fading Shadows Bundle (Price Change) (PSP) (now $10.99, original price $13.99)
Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich Of Time (Sale) (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $9.99)
Fading Shadows Digital (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Daxter (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $15.99)
God of War: Ghost of Sparta Full Game (Price Change) (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
King Of Pool (Price Change) (PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Monochrome Racing – Minis (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Robin Hood: The Return Of Richard – Minis & Monochrome Racing – Minis Bundle (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $4.99, original price $5.99)
Robin Hood: The Return Of Richard – Minis (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Stardrone Extreme Skip (Price Change) (PS3) (now Free, original price $0.99)
Trine 2 (Sale) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Urbanix – Minis (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Zack Zero (Price Change) (PS3) (now $7.99, original price $12.99)
StarDrone (PS3)(now $3.99, original price $7.99)

Game Videos (free)

Disney’S Epic Mickey 2 Announce Trailer

Max Payne 3 – Design And Tech Series Video #4

Spec Ops: The Line – Community Gameplay Trailer

UFC Undisputed 3 – International Pack Trailer

The Walking Dead – Playing Dead: Episode 3 (Trailer)

PS3 Themes

3D Abstract Sculptures Static Theme ($1.49)

Collide o Scope by Luke Insect ($2.99)

Dream Cars Static Theme ($1.49)

Dynamic M249 SAW Theme ($2.99)

Headhunter Jungle Girl Static Theme ($1.49)

Naughty Geisha 2 Static Theme ($1.49)

Shannon’s Entropy Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

The Outer Woods by Kustaa Saksi ($2.99)

PSone Classics

Legend of Dragoon ($5.99)
File size 1.14 GB

PS2 Classics

Max Payne ($9.99)
Max Payne has nothing to lose, and all he wants is justice. Take control of him in this hardboiled thriller.
File size 4.1 GB

Rayman 2 Revolution ($9.99)
Robot pirates are invading! Become Rayman and use your powerful limbs to beat back the enemy! Download Rayman 2 Revolution today!
File size 4.2 GB

Bundles

Call Of Duty: Black Ops With First Strike ($49.99)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 With Stimulus Package ($29.99)

Dead Space Super Bundle ($29.99)

Music

flOw – Original Soundtrack from the Video Game ($4.99)

Starhawk Original Soundtrack from the Video Game ($9.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims ($2.99)
File size 18.2 MB

PSP Themes

Superfeierabend PSP Theme ($1.49)

Add Your Own

iBOCK_ said:

May 1st, 3:08 pm

Oh wow! Going to the store to pick up a gift card right now. Legend of Dragoon is as good as mine!

rebobo said:

May 1st, 3:12 pm

Really wanna know if the Street Fighter X Tekken gem packs are gonna show up today or not. Did they get overlooked, or are we gonna have to wait a week more? Would love to know either way. Thanks.

omega_alpha-619 said:

May 1st, 3:12 pm

@drakenbutch

I know more than you, and I know i’m not some whiny little kid that writes all in caps in every sony blog post crying about MW3 because his disc doesn’t work no more and that’s the only game he ever plays. lmao :D

Megadrixfire_24 said:

May 1st, 3:16 pm

40 $ for mk vita?
i payd 50 for the digital ps3 and now 40 for the same version but for the handheld?? no thanks

drakenbutch said:

May 1st, 3:17 pm

im not crying about mw3 im only asking about it and i dont have game anymore some dud stole it and couple other of my ps3 game and im not a damn kid im 24 year old soon to be 25

SHINSPIKES said:

May 1st, 3:17 pm

With Ronimo facing bankruptcy, does that mean I might be purchasing a game that will have no support or future? I’m not gonna buy it if its dead already.

Vinland_Krauser said:

May 1st, 3:22 pm

Hey, here’s some suggestions of games to be added to the classics section!
These are games that are already available on JP or EU PSN:

PSone:
Brave Fencer Musashi
Tomba!
Thunder Force V Perfect System
Einhänder

PS2:
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution

Also, there are some games that weren’t released yet that would be great additions to our library:

Suikoden 2 (PSone)
Dragon Valor (PSone)
Legend of Legaia (PSone)

Legaia 2: Duel Saga (PS2)
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne (PS2)
Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil (PS2)
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (PS2)
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 (PS2)
Grandia 2 (PS2)

SHINSPIKES said:

May 1st, 3:24 pm

Question bout the GT academy download, even though we have GT5, we have to dl this? Is it a separate thing?

gearhead32 said:

May 1st, 3:28 pm

@102 you sure act like a kid it’s not sony’s responsibility to bend over backwards and put MW3 on the store just because you had your copy stolen and besides that is not up to them it is up to activision.

Wakeboarder56 said:

May 1st, 3:31 pm

Nice update, but there’s no sign of a Starhawk demo. Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

JigglyBitz said:

May 1st, 3:32 pm

Seems like a great update!

Unfortunately I can’t see anything because PS Store returns with a 80023102 error.

iTofuMan said:

May 1st, 3:44 pm

@102 i dont understand why people keep harassing you. all you are doing is asking a simple question, and want an answer from someone at Sony. i guess some people get a joy at hating people online. Anyway seeing as how other CoD games are on the PSN i would assume Black ops will be on the PSN. i think because its still “new” its not on there. id say when that Black ops 2 comes out or near that time we should see black ops on the PSN.

LordAbsu said:

May 1st, 3:44 pm

Pricing Legend of Dragoon at $5.99 is both reasonable and generous. Massive thank you, guys!

Carl-G said:

May 1st, 3:53 pm

Cool, 2 decent PS2 games;) Keep them coming(it’s seems painfully slow tho :-/ SONY should of started the PS2 Classics on PSN on that dark day(well for me it was)when they took out PS2 playback from the new PS3’s a few years back) :-(

StackedPancakes said:

May 1st, 3:58 pm

Until when will Trine 2 be discounted? My Plus membership is about to expire and I actually prefer paying for this one.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    May 1st, 7:20 pm

    I believe it’s for the month of May

Etharius said:

May 1st, 4:03 pm

Good all-round update; agree with those asking for PS1 support (again) for Vita. I’ve no interest in MK, but would pick up some PS1 or even PS2 games given the chance.

DonCalzone21 said:

May 1st, 4:20 pm

WOW!!!!!! Waaaaaayyy more than I expected…. and I was just looking forward to the DiRT: SHOWDOWN demo.

SONY comes through again. Thanks!!!

****PROUD PS+ MEMBER**** (Especially this week)

Venom1976 said:

May 1st, 4:24 pm

Any chance we’ll ever see Legend of Legaia on PSN ? I feel there is not enough for this game and it generally gets overlooked.

Venom1976 said:

May 1st, 4:24 pm

*not enough Love (Sorry)

Antonisbob said:

May 1st, 4:34 pm

DiRT Showdown demo, hell yeah.

Vinland_Krauser said:

May 1st, 4:37 pm

@ LordAbsu

I am surprised to see a 4-disc game priced that low. Considering Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9 had multiple discs, it was expected that it would cost 9,99 too.
Kudos to Mr. Yoshida and everyone involved in bringing this classic to us.
Now, there is another Legend that Sony also published in the past. Legaia!

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    Morgan Haro said:

    May 1st, 7:22 pm

    Also big props to unsung heroes David Alonzo and George Weising who make magic happen by getting these classics working on the PS3! They’re big believers in preserving the Sony legacy in a digital way.

Rockefellow said:

May 1st, 4:41 pm

This site has a picture clearly showing Rock of Ages for release May 1st as posted by this very blog: http://www.gameplox.com/2012/04/24/playstation-plus-continues-to-kick-ass-in-may/

What happened? I was looking forward to playing it.

matcarfer said:

May 1st, 4:48 pm

Excellent content for PS+ suscribers! Im really happy! Trine 2 at last!

Now that I acquired a PS Vita I really really want PSOne and Mini compatibility as playing them on the Vita would be fantastic!

Thanks!

Moonglare said:

May 1st, 4:57 pm

Oh my gawd! I can’t believe they put Legend of Dragoon on sale for just $5,99. There’s no excuse for letting this game pass. Everyone should get it ;D

t36066 said:

May 1st, 5:07 pm

Dragon ball z for ps2 classics

awesomeface123 said:

May 1st, 5:08 pm

Awesome update this week.

Flesch_Eater000 said:

May 1st, 5:22 pm

hello, wasnt the ghost recon beta supposed to come out for non ps plus today if not when is it coming?

asfah said:

May 1st, 5:28 pm

Are there any plans to add :

crash bash (ps1)

resident evil outbreak (ps2)

excaliber45 said:

May 1st, 5:29 pm

@ Vinland_Krauser & Venom1976

I’m with you two; Legend of Legaia on the Store would be awesome. I know it got overlooked because FFVII came out the same year but it’s easily one of the greatest JRPG’s ever made. It was awkward to go from the speed and frenetic pace of combat in Legaia to the more intricate (and slow I’ll admit) combat of FFVIII. Anyway I’ve gone on too long. In short: Legend of Legaia in the Store please :)

luvtoseek said:

May 1st, 5:31 pm

@10, Betas are perks for PS+ members. It’s exclusive, simple enough.

@72, I don’t agree that PS+ is sparse, but those are very good suggestions.

@ all concerned about the MKV price: Unless it’s a Sony title, the price is set by the game’s dev/pub.

@omega, haha. Leave him alone already.:D

PrimeroIncognito said:

May 1st, 5:34 pm

It seems that Hooligantuan has gotten his diaper dirty yet again. Sheesh.

PRLSILVA said:

May 1st, 5:46 pm

I wonder if there is the possibility of someday PSN Plus to give subscribers the full PSP games not Minis, but games like GOW Ghost of Sparta and other.

SPJammer said:

May 1st, 5:49 pm

YES!!!!! Have been waiting forever for the release of The Legends Of Dragoon. Loved the game when it first came out and my son and I have been dying to play it again. Gonna get that sucka asap.

Matrix_Lion said:

May 1st, 5:55 pm

Morgan Haro do you know if the Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City avatars will ever be released in the U.S. store? They have been in the EU store since last year.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    May 1st, 7:23 pm

    don’t know anything on these i’m afraid

JayBizzle311 said:

May 1st, 6:04 pm

Nice update…. grabbed up Trine 2 and Castlevania: SOTN even though I got the original PS1 copy… Can never have to many copies of SOTN… haha

Thanks and keep the outstanding updates coming.. SONY2012

Gnordy said:

May 1st, 6:11 pm

I dont blame Sony if a Vita game doesn’t have a discount, I just wish they wouldn’t keep it a secret until the PSN updates.

luciferfolk said:

May 1st, 6:28 pm

Nice updates and smoking-hot-promo-chick for Vita’s MK…

angelspawn77 said:

May 1st, 6:29 pm

This is one of the best updates we’ve had in awhile, fantastic update!

play654321 said:

May 1st, 6:31 pm

hey, will there be a mortal kombat vita demo?

Surging_killer said:

May 1st, 7:07 pm

Nice update sony, Love Dragoooooon, next up san andreas please…

drakenbutch said:

May 1st, 7:26 pm

thank you Morgan for reply i think i am save up for network card to buy buy battlefield 3 try out online

Hooligantuan said:

May 1st, 7:41 pm

These diapers hold a lot and they’re getting pretty full, bro.

aleny25 said:

May 1st, 7:50 pm

BRING THE LEGEND OF DRAGOON TO EUROPEAN PSN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

madtyger said:

May 1st, 8:02 pm

Legend of Dragoon! Spoiler:

I am so going to cry again when Lavitz dies :,( But am super excited to play this again :D

madtyger said:

May 1st, 8:03 pm

@Vinland_Krauser, Totally agree with you on Legaia! Love that one too.

Raingmc said:

May 1st, 8:23 pm

2 Questions
1) The European Playstation Store has the Singstar Avatars, Can We Get Them For The North American Store

and

2) When is there going to be a discount on the batman DLC

Tridrakious said:

May 1st, 8:52 pm

Finally The Legend of Dragoon is on the PlayStation Store!!!!!!! Purchased!

Cross-Legacy said:

May 1st, 9:10 pm

Awesomenauts is great! It needs some more characters.

magicfan345 said:

May 1st, 9:20 pm

First, thanks for all the Awesome content for Plus this month !

However, I really miss watching the Qore episodes, even though I’ve only been a Plus member for the last year. This gave me an idea : Have you considered re-releasing Qore episodes free for Plus members ? Because the last 10 episodes or so on the Store show as Free, while the first 35 episodes still cost $2.99. (It might depend on when I joined Plus, not sure). Anyway, could you make some of the old episodes of Qore available for free for Plus members, like say episodes 1 and 2 in May, 3 and 4 in June, etc.
People who have been Plus members all along might not get much value out of this, but newer subscribers like myself might enjoy viewing some of the older episodes for free.
Keep up the great work !

PrinceofXIII said:

May 1st, 9:22 pm

bought The Legend of Dragoon today.

sooo freaking good!!!!!!

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