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Apr 24

PlayStation Store Update

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

Hey, everyone. It’s time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.

PS one Classics for PS3 / PSP

R-Types ($5.99)
Uniting two of the most difficult challenges of all time, R-TYPES presents the games R-TYPE and R-TYPE II in one complete package. In R-TYPE, your job is to play through 8 stages destroying monsters to save the world from doom. In R-TYPE II, journey to ancient ruins, dark caverns, into the crimson sky, and onto a Bydo star. It’s up to you to save a galaxy riddled by fear and cowardice.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 243 MB

Add-on Game Content

THE EYE OF JUDGEMENT: Biolith Rebellion 2 (Expansion Set Two) ($14.99)
Take your game to the next level with this new download for THE EYE OF JUDGMENT. Add 100 more new creatures, spells, and abilities that come to life with cards from Wizards of the Coast (sold seperately).
File size: 118 KB

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack ($9.99)
The Variety Map Pack includes four new multiplayer maps. “Creek,” a village ravaged by combat where concealment is key; “Broadcast,” an enemy communications building with confined corridors and open parking lots; “Chinatown,” a foggy downtown district, lit only by a full moon and the glow of the city; and “Killhouse,” a training warehouse with building mock-ups and soft and hard cover points.
File size: 357 MB

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

  • “Saints of Los Angeles” – Mötley Crüe ($0.99)
  • “Screaming for Vengeance” – Judas Priest ($1.99)
  • “(Take These) Chains” – Judas Priest ($1.99)
  • “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’” – Judas Priest ($1.99)
  • “The Hellion/Electric Eye” – Judas Priest ($1.99)
  • “Riding on the Wind” – Judas Priest ($1.99)
  • “Pain and Pleasure” – Judas Priest ($1.99)
  • “Fever” – Judas Priest ($1.99)
  • “Devil’s Child” – Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • “Bloodstone” – Judas Priest ($1.99)
  • “Screaming For Vengeance” Album ($14.99)
    This pack includes “Bloodstone,” “Devil’s Child,” “Fever,” “The Hellion/Electric Eye,” “Pain And Pleasure,” “Riding on the Wind,” “Screaming For Vengeance,” “(Take These) Chains,” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” by Judas Priest.

File sizes: 23.5 MB – 39.3 MB (singles), 279 MB (track pack).


  • Def Leppard Track Pack ($6.25)
    “Nine Lives”, “Photograph (Live)” and “Rock of Ages (Live)” by Def Leppard. For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com

File size: 378 MB

Army of Two SSC Challenge Map Pack ($7.49)
Expand the two-man combat experience in Army of Two with the SSC Challenge Map Pack! This new content gives players a chance to test their skills in a different setting while retaining the action-packed co-op intensity of Army of Two. Four two-player co-op maps will allow gamers to compete in the SSC Challenge versus mode for the chance to earn big cash rewards.
File size: 378 MB

Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore sownloadable songs ($1.49 each)
Plug in the microphone and live out your dream as a singing sensation! Expand your Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore library by purchasing tracks from the in-game store. For music credits, visit the Karaoke Revolution section of www.konami.com. Full list of tracks (43) after the jump.

Game Demos (free)

echochrome Demo
Featuring an elegant black and white art design, echochrome is a puzzle game unlike any other. With gameplay based on optical illusions, players must utilize 5 simple laws of perspective to join walkways, hide dangers, and create new paths to reach the goal. Once you’ve mastered the 5 laws, use them to create your own mind-bending levels to play and share with friends using the custom level editor. Available for PlayStation 3 and PSP systems.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 34 MB

Iron Man Demo
Check out the official demo to learn what it takes to become a one man army as the unstoppable Iron Man! Customize your suit and battle against armies of fighter jets, tanks, armored Super Villains and more. Blast into hardcore shooting action and explosive combat from the film as well as exclusive content created just for the game.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 948 MB

Game Videos (free)

Resistance 2 Teaser Trailer
Download the teaser trailer for the highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling PLAYSTATION 3 game.
File size: 98 MB (HD)

GT5 Prologue Techno Video
The best-selling racing franchise returns with the intense precursor to Gran Turismo 5, featuring over 60 cars from worldwide car manufacturers. With an all-new interior dash view, online racing, Drift mode and more, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue unveils revolutionary advancements that deliver the ultimate racing experience. Download this trailer today to see some of the hottest cars from the game.
File size: 50.6 MB (1080)

Army of Two SSC Challenge Teaser Trailer
Calling all private military contractors! Check out this preview trailer showcasing the new SSC Challenge mode, a downloadable add-on where two teams of two can compete in an intense obstacle course for the chance to join the SSC, the Private Military Corporation in Army of Two.
File size: 89 MB (HD)

FIFA 08 Features Video
Senior Producer, Joe Booth, explains the new features in the most realistic emulation of the real sport to date.
File size: 230 MB (HD)

Iron Man Action Trailer
Become a one man army as the unstoppable Iron Man! Customize your suit and battle against armies of fighter jets, tanks, armored Super Villains and more. Blast into hardcore shooting action and explosive combat from the film as well as exclusive content created just for the game. Check out the latest game trailer to see the game in action!
File size: 41 MB (HD)

PROTOTYPE – Discover Evolution
Escape into the role of a powerful shape-shifter. Choose to unravel a conspiracy with brutal force or cunning deception – master an enormous library of powers and morphing options. Discover what lies beyond the edge of evolution.
File size: 98 MB (HD)

Interview with Wyclef Jean P.1
Wyclef Jean explains the creative vision behind the ‘Fast Car’ music video and what it’s like to be inside ‘Burnout Paradise’.
File size: 74 MB (SD) 211 MB (HD) 345 MB (1080)

Interview with Wyclef Jean P.2
Wyclef Jean talks about his experience with the PLAYSTATION 3 system.
File size: 37 MB (SD) 111 MB (HD) 179 MB (1080)

Behind-the-Scenes of “Fast Car”
File size: 51 MB (SD) 145 MB (HD), 236 MB (1080)

Coachella Music Festival
Dive into the new world of gaming at Coachella! PLAYSTATION 3 will be onsite at Coachella Arts and Music Festival, April 25th – April 27th with its newest releases– Soundcheck your voice with SingStar, test your racing skills on Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and create your own world on LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 86 MB (HD)

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers (free)

88 Minutes
In 88 Minutes, Al Pacino stars as Dr. Jack Gramm, a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI. When Gramm receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live, he must use all his skills and training to narrow down the possible suspects, who include a disgruntled student, a jilted former lover, and a serial killer who is already on death row, before his time
File size: 29 MB (SD) 107 MB (HD), 142 MB (1080)

The Water Horse
When a lonely young boy named Angus discovers a large, mysterious egg along the shores of Loch Ness, no one is prepared for what lies within.
File size: 120 MB (HD), 149 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes (free)

Customize your PS3 system with a cool THE EYE OF JUDGMENT theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 8.52 MB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Wallpaper (x4)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Wallpaper
File size: 544 KB – 1.87 MB

Here is this week’s content release for the PLAYSTATION Store for PC. To download these games to your PSP, navigate to http://store.playstation.com. There, you’ll find descriptions of the content and directions on how to get started. For more on the PLAYSTATION Store for PC, please click here.

Downloadable Games

* LocoRoco ($21.99)
* Kingdom of Paradise ($10.99)

PS one Classics for PS3 / PSP

* R-Types (PSone Classic) ($5.99)

Game Demos (free)

* echochrome PSP Demo (also downloadable through the PS3 system)

Game Videos (free)

* LocoRoco Trailer
* Kingdom of Paradise Trailer
* R-Type Command Trailer
* Resistance 2 Trailer
* GT5 Prologue Techno Video

PSP Wallpaper (free)

* LocoRoco Wallpapers (x2)
* Kingdom of Paradise Wallpapers (x5)

Game Music

* LocoRoco Nightmare Track (free)

Hope you enjoy!

Karaoke Revolution Presents:

American Idol Encore, 43 song tracks.

  • Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
  • China Grove – The Doobie Brothers
  • Cry – Faith Hill
  • Does He Love You – Reba McIntire & Linda Davis
  • Drive – Incubus
  • Dust in the Wind – Kansas
  • Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
  • Every Breath You Take – The Police
  • Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Tears for Fears
  • Fly – Hilary Duff
  • Good Ol’Boys – Waylon Jennings
  • Headstrong – Trapt
  • Heartbreak Hotel – Elvis Presley
  • Hold On – Good Charlotte
  • Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  • How Do I Live – Leann Rimes
  • I Don’t Wanna Be – Gaven Degraw
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • If You Could Only See – Tonic
  • I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5
  • Independence Day – Martina McBride
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
  • Joy to the World – Three Dog Night
  • Lady Marmalade – Patty Labelle
  • Material Girl
  • Madonna
  • Meant to Live – Switchfoot
  • Miss You – Aaliyah
  • Pieces of Me – Ashlee Simpson
  • Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
  • Somedy – Nickelback
  • Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
  • Stop! In the Name of Love – Dina Ross & The Supremes
  • Take On Me – A-Ha
  • The Reason – Hoobastank
  • The Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  • This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) – The Isley Brothers
  • Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
  • Turn the Beat Around – Vickie Sue Anderson
  • We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  • What Becomes of the Broken Hearted – Jimmy Ruffin
  • Why Can’t I – Liz Phair
  • Wind Beneath my Wings – Bette Midler. You’re the One that I Want – John Travolta & Olivia Newton John

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TyrionXavier said:

April 25th, 6:57 am

My wife and I are enormous fans of music and rhythm games. We have all the Karaoke games for PS2, All the Guitar Heroes, Rock Band, Amplitude, Frequency, etc. We’ve even got Vib Ribbon.

Anyway, I was shopping the other day in Future Shop, and I saw the new Karaoke Revolution game for PS3, American Idol Encore. I picked up the box, and read that you could download songs.

So I came home and logged into the new store (which is awesome), and checked out the prices for songs.



I almost crapped my pants. TWO FIFTY?! FOR ONE SONG?! Plus taxes! Give me a break!

When is Sony going to fix the bloody Canadian prices for downloadable content? Because of these ridiculous prices, you just lost yourself a game purchase and many online purchases for songs. From reading forums and this very blog, I’m not the only one who feels this way.

Fersis said:

April 25th, 7:07 am

hello, time for my always stupid question of the week:
I live on Argentina (South America) ,i have a debit card BUT NOT a creedit card

I now that the PSN cards will never reach my country.

How i can buy stuff from the PSN Store.?
Cheers ,Fernando

Fersis said:

April 25th, 7:09 am

damn, a lot of typos.
creedit card = Credit card
I now = i Know
Sorry for that :D

Rob79 said:

April 25th, 7:31 am

I would also like to say that it would be nice to know a timeline when prices between CDN and US stores are going to be the same. I know that there was a post on this blog from a higher up at Sony saying this was being looked at but no timeline was given, thanks for the info.

FrankieViturello said:

April 25th, 7:50 am

For those of you enjoying R-Types, here’s ANOTHER UPDATE about the control slot issue.

IF you keep your Rock Band official instruments plugged in 24/7, you’ll need to remove them prior to booting up R-Types IF you want to play the game from PS1 controller setting 1-1A (default), otherwise you’ll need to change to 2-2A during the game.

I thought it had to do with the way the game was installed, but it’s just some type of glitch in the actual game when you have USB controllers plugged in and you boot up.

MotoX3style said:

April 25th, 7:51 am

Wow… and I thought Rock Band was getting weak with the new songs. This Judas Priest album is ridiculous!!! My PS3’s going through warranty right now, but this is such a good update to the store, I had to steal my bro’s PS3 just to play it already! Great update Sony! Now lets just hope the Blu-ray drive doesn’t fail on my replacement PS3, ’cause with GTA4 around the corner along with everything else slated for the near future, this is the PS3’s time to shine!!!

Jer1ch0 said:

April 25th, 8:00 am

This may have been raised already, but Peter Dille publicly said on this blog that Canadian Pricing is being fixed, I then see that R-Types is 5.99 in the US and 6.99 in Canada (17% difference) COd4 Map pack is 9.99 here and 10.99 in Canada (10% difference). So not only is the pricing still outrageous considering our dollar is so close to parity, but you are not even being consistent with the gouging.

Please let me know when this will be fixed because I will not buy anything on this store until it is addressed. Perfect example is retail/PSN products, big stores like Walmart and Best Buy havie matching prices for games in the US and Canada (59.99 in both countries) yet to buy it digitally in Canada (which costs less to distribute) I have to pay more.

Thanks for listening…oh and this is a GREAT update, simply badly priced DLC for your loyal Canadian fans.

Comatoes said:

April 25th, 8:15 am

echochrome is awesome… thanks for giving us a taste of what’s to come!

dk3dknight said:

April 25th, 8:20 am

Had a question, I noted that europe got the C&C ps one game, is there a chance of that making it stateside?

C&C red alert was my first Playstation game to own, to hold, and to play.

Its older brother though has always eluded me.

Thank you..


DankandSticky said:

April 25th, 8:41 am

why no Pixel Junk Monsters!!?? can you please answer me? I dont understand, it has such a following here why just Japan… it just really hurts our feelings….. :(

P_tear_griffin said:

April 25th, 8:45 am

Great update Sony!

Have your staff ever thought of hooking up with valve and their steam services to provide an even bigger library of software on the PSN store? Is that even possible?

To those that want RPGs on their PS3. While you wait for them to show up on the PSN go to ebay or a local game store and you can find some of the best PS1 RPGs for under $5 and you get a hard copy to store away.

For themes: go to http://www.allps3themes.com. It’s quite good; getting themes every other day.

iculookn said:

April 25th, 8:58 am

How about highlighting which countries the updates are for.

i.e the COD4 map pack is still not available in Singapore.

Checkout how Major nelson does it for XBOX updates…

sigma003 said:

April 25th, 10:01 am

what is the deal with the echochrome game! it does not work or am I the only one that is having issues?

Gkar of Narn said:

April 25th, 10:06 am

To Mr. Noel Silvia:
When will we see a futuristic or science fiction naval combat sim with submarines of different sizes, SCUBA-equipped soldiers, undersea military bases, destroyers, anti-submarine ships, etc? You might pick up a few good ideas from Undertow on Microsoft Xbox Live even though it is a side scroller. Also look at the underwater missions in Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow.

romoleonard said:

April 25th, 10:29 am

I know this probably wont be anwered again!!!

But, where is the ONLINE Play for High Velocity Bowling?

I repeat, where is the ONLINE Play for High Velocity Bowling?

Anyway, love the update this week! GOod Job!

romoleonard said:

April 25th, 10:30 am

Where is the online play for high velocity bowling?

Just thought I try again, hopeing for an answer!

dojikyo said:

April 25th, 10:32 am

Great update. 2 demos, COD4 map pack, and R-Type? Best update in a while.

For all the rpg whining, I actually do agree with it. Mr. Silvia does have a point about it taking a while to make one and localize it. But the PS2 did have a solid entrant early on, Shadow Hearts. Moreover, the whole wait for x game doesn’t hold a lot of water, when the 360 already has LO, BD, ES, etc. The PS3 struggles to hit 10k a week in Japan. If Sony feels that said genre is too niche to provide SquareEnix with the incentives to finish FF13, then that is their choice. It just means I get to contribute to MS attach ratios in the meantime.

PS3: HSG5, DMC4, Resistance, COD4, Uncharted, Folklore.

360: DOA4, VF5 online, LO, Culdcept Saga

Year end:
PS3: Same
360: +Ninja Gaiden 2 (yes I know it is an action game), Tales of Vesperia, Infinite Undiscovery

Keep it up Sony. As much, I like to go with PS3 version when as possible evidenced by the purchase of DMC4 and COD4, you really make it hard to be a Playstation3 fan.

mitihalew said:

April 25th, 11:49 am

@167 Dude you have no idea what you are talking about. There are so many great games comming out this year. How can you say you are not even looking forward to one of them. I hate it when you get trolls in here! Sony I don’t see how people can say what #167 said. I have said it before and I will say it again, you guys actually care about the customer unlike some other company I know. You know they make this thing called Vista which is horrible along with 99% of the rest of there products.

P_tear_griffin said:

April 25th, 12:04 pm

although I agree with 168 that there are some good games coming out this year for the PS3 I have to say that 167 has a personal preference like the rest of us. As for me I’m excited for quite a lot of games:
Resistance 2
White Knight Stories
Pixeljunk Eden
Socom Confrontation

Sony continue to bring cool DL content. I hope I see Audioserf down thee line on PSN! Also, would love to see a new Amplitude (although Harmonix made it, I think you guys own the IP but i could be wrong)

frito said:

April 25th, 2:41 pm

@163 sigma003-

did you have a guitar hero guitar or rock band guitar activated on your PS3?

I heard that would mess up the echochrome demo-

maybe try downloading it again?

good luck

Vegaz said:

April 25th, 3:36 pm

“Any word on having GTA I and II up for download on the PSN Store for the GTAIV launch?”

Can DL them both for free on PC at Rockstar’s site. Have to fill out a small forum but that’s all: http://rockstargames.com/classics/

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Noel Silvia said:

April 25th, 3:55 pm

Thanks for all of the great feedback, folks.
Definitely some good and constructive comments on here yet again.
I’ll be back next week for next week’s update, but anyone looking to play HotShotGolf OpenTee this weekend or Call of Duty 4 (Double XP weekend!), feel free to add me: NoelPS
Till next time!

tha_con said:

April 25th, 3:56 pm

Great stuff, Grace. I’d really love to see some more updates to the Avatar selection. I love getting this great content, but it’s simply disappointing that there aren’t many avatars on the PSN.

TheGraciousOne said:

April 25th, 4:26 pm

@150 Darkiewonder

To answer your question, you can already download GTA1 & GTA2 for free at Rockstar’s website for your PC only. Have fun.

Man, i think i should be working for SONY.

dblsadiq said:

April 25th, 4:47 pm


slicecom said:

April 25th, 5:14 pm

Canada gets the shaft again. Why does Sony hate Canadians?

oooe said:

April 25th, 6:57 pm

someone please tell me how to find the iron man demo, i have been searching over and over for hours but cant find it in the platstation store!!?

Impossibilium said:

April 25th, 9:44 pm

I remember finishing the original R-Type during lunch breaks at school so I was ready for a nostalgic blast.

D-pad only? What? I played this 20 years ago with a joystick and now on one of the most powerful gaming video systems of all time it doesn’t have the option to use the whole controller?

I don’t care if it was crippled like that on the PS, it’s one of the landmark side scrollers and 10 years after that version someone could have added basic stick support. Nowhere on the store does it say d-pad support only. If it had I would have left the game where it was and kept my $5.

Even Defender on the 360 had stick support. There’s old school and then there’s ancient. Make an effort to at least bring PS Network games into this decade with some basic code updates.

thshdw said:

April 25th, 10:52 pm

When are the Wipeout Pulse expansion packs going to be available in the USA??
They have been out in Europe for months!
Are they even going to be released here? Does anyone at Sony know?

Kedaro said:

April 26th, 1:41 am

Ok I’m with everyone else who is upset about the lack of classic PlayStation games on the PSN, Only a small handful of the titles available to North Americans via SCEA-PSN, are truly classic aka. worthy of purchase at this juncture…
Here’s an idea for the future of gamers, no no man(&woman)kind in general. If companies don’t like their hardware modded or homebrew hacked, to do things it’s capable of on a very basic level, why don’t those companies, hurry up and produce to the mass public the means of which these things are made possible, After all the only difference between homebrew hackers, and company tech-heads lately are, one gets paid the other doesn’t, oh and one seems to be more efficient/goal oriented, and the other doesn’t, respectively, but I’ll leave that up to the reader of my post to establish respective comparisons of my statement.

I guess what I’m saying is, If you don’t want to lose a race… the gas peddle is on the right… don’t forget to use it, it controls the fuel injection, If you don’t try to beat the homebrewers to the punch, then you might as well stop whining about their efforts, no-one likes a sore loser.

We got a million or so people about to come off their FFVII Crisis Core high, that lends a nostalgiac message to the gamer upon the end of game/credits roll… ‘To be continued in FFVII’ now would definitely be a good time to have a FFVII PS Classic on the store, I own a hard copy, and would still buy it to play it on my psp, or perhaps Square has plans for an FFVII remake? perhaps now would be a good time to inform the consumer, as to aleviate lack of patience, then less people like us would be posting about this nonsense on this blog, In this particular fashion.

Razmael said:

April 26th, 3:05 am

Haven’t played R-Type since I gave up my old Sega console – Iron Man also looks pretty darn good – and some nice previews – excellent update! ^_^

elprimodebklyn96 said:

April 28th, 7:43 pm

woo this was the most stuff i got in 1 update ever.. there was so much content that it said the backround downloads were full by the time i got into the wyclef vids

dojikyo said:

April 29th, 7:10 am

167, you’ll notice that marked that NG2 wasn’t a rpg and the reason why was my post, outside of congratulating Sony on a good update was a response to the state of rpgs on the PS3.


Oh hey look at that. ES, LO. Wow, I’m playing some jrpgs now on the other system, instead of waiting until 2009.

I am very simply expressing my frustration with the lack of jrpgs on the PS3. I also let you know that every 360 only owner I know is pretty happy with owning that. Every PS3 only owner I know of getting a 360 by year end if not earlier.

Sure you can pass the time with Mana Khemia or Persona 3. I personally enjoyed Persona3 but I don’t exactly need a PS3 for a PS2 game.

dojikyo said:

April 29th, 9:51 am

edit: I should typed 168 instead of 167.

Also props to the blog for allowing my earlier post. It is nice to see that the company is as a whole is more open to criticism than some of its fans are.

Tsurugi13 said:

April 29th, 1:07 pm

Echochrome had a great demo, It’ll be the first game I’ve bought on the network since everyday shooter!

TheGraciousOne said:

April 30th, 8:24 am

@ kedaro

good post. but they did release two r-type games in one pack. that’s a start. it might not be a game that we all wanted but its something. we should learn to appreciate, so we don’t look pissed off all the times.

googleguru said:

May 1st, 6:28 pm

More PS1 games! More PS1 games! I mean… one game? We should be getting at least 3-4 a week if you want to keep up with the quality of the XBOX Live network.

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