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PlayStation Store Update

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

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

Dynamic Themes debuted on Tuesday with the LittleBigPlanet Dynamic Theme, and today three additional Dynamic Themes are releasing on the PlayStation Store: PixelJunk Monsters, PAIN and High Velocity Bowling.

Qore

Qore Annual Subscription: September 2009 ($24.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a high-definition monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to upcoming titles from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and third-party developers across the globe.
File size: 1.67 GB

Qore Episode 16: September 2009 ($2.99)
Episode 16 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network examines the music and tech of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, interviews Naughty Dog Creative Director Amy Hennig, chats with automotive enthusiast Jay Leno about Gran Turismo PSP, takes the new PSPgo for a test drive and rocks out with Brutal Legend.
File size: 1.67 GB

Downloadable Games

NBA 2K10: Draft Combine ($4.99)
Enhance your NBA 2K10 experience with this exclusive game from 2K Sports that allows you to create your own custom NBA player and live the life of an NBA hopeful going through the real NBA Draft Combine in Chicago’s Attack Gym. Then pick up a copy of NBA 2K10 to continue your player’s path to NBA stardom.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 387 MB

Battle Tanks ($9.99)
Take control of your WW2 tank and challenge friends and online opponents in crazy, over-the-top tank battles! Enjoy classic run-and-gun gameplay in over 50 levels of bullet bouncing action. Adapt your strategy to each location as you collect power ups while dodging enemy fire. Fire a ricochet shot or drop mines to prevent enemy tanks from following you. Destroy blocks to reach tactically important territory, and much more!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 95 MB

Capcom Super Pack ($49.99)
Download the Super Pack, featuring seven of Capcom’s hottest PSN titles, and additional DLC content. The Super Pack includes:

  • Super Street Fighter II HD Remix
  • FLOCK!
  • Age of Booty
  • 1942
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando
  • Super Puzzle Fighter 2 HD Remix
  • Rocketmen: Axis of Evil with the It Came from Uranus pack included.

ESRB Rated E – T
File size: 885 MB

Capcom Combo Pack ($29.99)
Download the Combo Pack, featuring four of Capcom’s hottest PSN titles, and additional DLC Content. The Combo Pack includes:

  • 1942
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando
  • Super Puzzle Fighter 2 HD Remix
  • Rocketmen: Axis of Evil
  • Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus mission pack.

ESRB Rated E – T
File size: 447 MB

PSone Classics PS3 / PSP

Cool Boarders 3 ($5.99)
Head back to the mountains and pull off all-new killer tricks on some of the world’s most treacherous slopes.
Rated E
File size: 135 MB

Game Demos

Fight Night Round 4 Demo #2
Play as the legendary heavyweights Mike Tyson vs Muhammad Ali to see who would win in the ultimate showdown. Or relive the Ricky Hatton vs. Manny Pacquiao match. The demo features the final tuned product with the addition of the button configuration and a body spamming fix.
Rated T
File size: 791 MB

NBA 2K10: Draft Combine Demo
Enhance your NBA 2K10 experience with this exclusive game from 2K Sports that allows you to create your own custom NBA player and live the life of an NBA hopeful going through the real NBA Draft Combine in Chicago’s Attack Gym. Then pick up a copy of NBA 2K10 to continue your player’s path to NBA stardom.
Rated E
File size: 387 MB

Add-on Game Content

FEAR 2: Project Origin Reborn Map Pack ($9.99)
Experience four brand new single-player levels in this additional DLC campaign for F.E.A.R. 2! Play through new environments as a Replica soldier in F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn!
File size: 996 MB

PAIN Space Monkey Character ($0.99)
Ivan is a retired space monkey with an identity crisis. This new launchee thinks he’s equal to humans after tallying 3 space missions at a Russian space camp, and now Ivan wants elevated civil status. Honestly, his ego needs a reality check, and if that means literally elevating his primate-self via a few good launches for some PAIN, so be it. Are you up to the task? Bring Ivan the PAIN, and by all means, go bananas (sorry…couldn’t resist)!
File size: 100 KB

PAIN Space Mime Character ($0.99)
After much soul searching, Le Toot realized that since he was already taking so many lumps in the PAIN world, he should just get in the launcher himself! He was never really a good mime anyway, as he screams when anything comes near him (mimes should be silent). Still, he deserves some credit – armed with his own poses and a little courage, he’s about to launch into whatever you can dish out. Ready to make a Mime scream?
File size: 100 KB

PAIN Space Granny Character ($0.99)
People used to think PAIN was only for young folks, but Fannie’s not buying that for a minute. This new launchable character will prove to all those young whipper snappers that mature ladies aren’t so fragile. In fact, Fannie can throw crates and ricochet off buildings with the best of ‘em. Dressed in her summertime best, this “cheeky” gal has taken her vitamins to get into her many poses and is itchin’ to launch. Buy and launch Fannie today!
File size: 100 KB

PAIN Space Character Bundle ($1.99)
Buy three hilarious launchable PAIN characters at a discount! This bundle adds Fannie, Le Toot the mime, and Ivan the space monkey to your collection of launchable characters. Each character comes with its own costumes, poses, and sound effects and is playable in any of the modes and environments you own. Buy this bundle today to get three new launchees to bring the PAIN!
File size: 300 KB

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

  • “I’m Free (Live)” by The Rolling Stones ($1.99)
  • “Prodigal Son (Live)” by The Rolling Stones ($1.99)
  • “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (Live)” by The Rolling Stones ($1.99)
  • “Under My Thumb (Live)” by The Rolling Stones ($1.99)
  • “You Gotta Move (Live)” by The Rolling Stones ($1.99)
  • The Rolling Stones Live Track Pack ($8.99) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero featuring “Prodigal Son (Live), “You Gotta Move (Live)”, “Under My Thumb (Live)”, “I’m Free (Live)”, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. 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: 24 MB – 56 MB (singles) 183 MB (track pack)

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

  • “And She Was”— Talking Heads ($1.99)
  • “Crosseyed and Painless”— Talking Heads ($1.99)
  • “Girlfriend Is Better”— Talking Heads ($1.99)
  • “Once in a Lifetime”— Talking Heads ($1.99)
  • “Take Me to the River”— Talking Heads ($1.99)
  • Talking Heads Pack 01 ($8.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Talking Heads Pack 01. This pack includes: “And She Was,” “Once in a Lifetime,” “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Girlfriend Is Better” and “Take Me to the River” by Talking Heads.
  • “Bat Country”— Avenged Sevenfold ($1.99)
  • “Supersonic (Live)”— Oasis ($1.99)
  • “Guerrilla Radio”— Rage Against the Machine ($1.99)
  • “Going Underground”— The Jam ($1.99)
  • “Town Called Malice”— The Jam ($1.99)

File sizes: 27 MB – 47 MB (singles) 190 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Crash Commando New Recruits Trailer
File size: 61 MB (HD) 92 MB (1080)

Gravity Crash Gamescom Trailer
File size: 48 MB (HD) 80 MB (1080)

King Of Fighters XII Trailer 4
File size: 47 MB (HD)

NBA 2K10: Draft Combine Teaser Trailer
File size: 70 MB (HD)

Themes

PixelJunk Monsters: Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 1.62 MB

PAIN Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 6.65 MB

High Velocity Bowling Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 2.88 MB

College Football: USC Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.17 MB

College Football: Penn State Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.14 MB

Bad Business Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.42 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games

Patapon ($15.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
Stay on beat and win the battle in IGN’s 2008 PSP Game of the Year! For years the Patapon tribe has lived in the desolate frontier, driven from their home by the evil Zigoton army. They wait for the day that the Great Patapon will return, to lead them against their enemies and bring them back to their homeland. Grab your war drums and lead them to victory!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 184 MB

Fate/Unlimited Codes ($29.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
Based on a popular Japanese anime, Fate/ unlimited codes takes place in a local town in Japan where 7 pairs of ‘Masters’ and ‘Servants’ compete for the ‘Holy Grail’ that will grant them any wish. This compelling combat experience for the PlayStation Portable features a deep roster of characters and unique fighting moves, while employing a fast-paced, weapons-based fighting system that is sure to meet any Capcom fans highest expectations.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 519 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.

  • “Lucid Dreams”— Franz Ferdinand ($1.99)
  • “Riad N’ the Bedouins”— Guns N’ Roses ($1.99)

File sizes: 17 MB (each)

PSP Themes

Bad Business – Sir George PSP Theme ($0.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 631 KB

Bad Business – Benny PSP Theme ($0.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 636 KB

Dark Matter Gamma Ray PSP Theme ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 952 KB

Dark Matter Subspace PSP Theme ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 1.1 MB

Dark Matter Solar Flare PSP Theme ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 1.4 MB

Dark Matter Trilogy PSP Theme ($2.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
File size: 2.98 MB

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BlackAcidDevil said:

September 3rd, 4:04 pm

No avatars? Disappointing. No Fallout 3: Broken Steel either. Double disappointing.

ILOVEPLASTATION3 said:

September 3rd, 4:04 pm

Will there ever be any free, dynamic themes or a way to make our own for free. :(

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    Grace Chen said:

    September 3rd, 4:31 pm

    Dynamic themes require a dev kit, so only for licensed developers.

BlooodyCow said:

September 3rd, 4:04 pm

about dam time. Why is it that the game section is always late or delay while the video store is always on time.
Sony, Less effort on the video store and more effort on the Game store
Gaming >>> Video Store

Tondog said:

September 3rd, 4:04 pm

Where are the trophies for Piyotama? Also, what about those extra skins we never got?

ILOVEPLASTATION3 said:

September 3rd, 4:04 pm

And now I can’t rate these posts…:( I would have rated this a 4…

Famrit said:

September 3rd, 4:04 pm

Not bad, would have liked a PS1 classic though……

ZAANOS said:

September 3rd, 4:05 pm

Are game devs/publishers in charge of supplying us with premium avatars for 3rd party games? When will we see the first batch of 1st party games?

INTVGene said:

September 3rd, 4:06 pm

Where is Trine?

Hey, how about having an open casting call for Playstation Store Update monkey?

At least it’s not Friday this time.

ZAANOS said:

September 3rd, 4:06 pm

When will we see the first batch of 1st party game*** avatars is what I meant.

ciso said:

September 3rd, 4:06 pm

WHERE ARE OUR PREMIUM AVATARS!?!?!

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    Grace Chen said:

    September 3rd, 4:32 pm

    We don\’t have specific timing on these yet, but they will come.

Ftwrthtx said:

September 3rd, 4:07 pm

Nice update
Thanks Grace.

BritishGolgo13 said:

September 3rd, 4:07 pm

Bat Country AND dynamic Monsters?? I’m skeptical about $3 for a theme, but I’m a sucker for anything PixelJunk.

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    Grace Chen said:

    September 3rd, 4:32 pm

    Me too. Monsters is my FAVORITE.

KUMAR_ROHIT said:

September 3rd, 4:07 pm

Very Nice. Just wish that i had game to play. Sweet update though

ModernYorkster said:

September 3rd, 4:07 pm

Grace,

Can you comment on the arrival of new Avatars for the PlayStation Store? Something like a timeline of sorts?

ciso said:

September 3rd, 4:08 pm

DISSAPOINTING THINGS HAPPENING WITH SONY THIS ENTIRE WEEK…

mixedkidbx said:

September 3rd, 4:08 pm

blah……. update…….

BlooodyCow said:

September 3rd, 4:08 pm

What the point of update 3.0 if we are not getting any new avatars. You can at least give up a free dynamic theme.

Moosehole said:

September 3rd, 4:08 pm

This is a very lackluster update. And those dynamic themes cost too much. Come on, guys.

Violater said:

September 3rd, 4:08 pm

Requesting a Veronica Belmont animated theme in the next month’s issue :P

pklizor said:

September 3rd, 4:08 pm

first page

Anti-Steven said:

September 3rd, 4:08 pm

Is there an ETA for avatars? I thought there was going to be some added to section you choose them from, but I didn’t notice any. Also, are all new avatars going to be premium or are some going to be free?

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    Grace Chen said:

    September 3rd, 4:34 pm

    There will still be free avatars.

x_NiiGHTMARE_x said:

September 3rd, 4:09 pm

Premium avatars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! disapointed =(

onipar said:

September 3rd, 4:09 pm

Will there be any free dynamic themes in the future?

How long before you release some new avatars? Will they be free?

mafia28 said:

September 3rd, 4:09 pm

What about our free and premium avatars?

Crimson_Ryan said:

September 3rd, 4:09 pm

Where are the avatars?

We were promised avatars. There are no avatars.

thor_604 said:

September 3rd, 4:10 pm

what about premium avatars? and those dynamic themes sound lame.

Direxnipe said:

September 3rd, 4:10 pm

can you guys add a preview option for the dynamic themes? i dont know if i want to buy certain ones because i dont know if i’ll like it.

TroyN said:

September 3rd, 4:10 pm

*sigh* all my enthusiasm for the PS3 is gone again. They finally announced premium avatars and get my attention, and now there are exactly 0. This is *UNACCEPTABLE* It cannot possibly take longer than 20 minutes to make a stupid picture to sell so people can feel a little more unique. Instead of having the same Rachel avatar that 20 million people have. Don’t expect to see any for a very long time. In my opinion, don’t even mention this if you never planned on having any for the first store update. Just add the ability without advertising it, and THEN tell people about it when you’re ready to sell them.

ProSoldier14 said:

September 3rd, 4:10 pm

Grace, any idea when the new avatars will come?

ZAANOS said:

September 3rd, 4:10 pm

@ Grace Chen

Any chance we can see full music albums on PSN Store? I’d love to see the coming Muse album “The Resistance” on PSN Store.

XreptarX said:

September 3rd, 4:10 pm

It’s a shame the pixeljunk theme isn’t free, but I may pick it up anyway. Love that game.

psyXcho said:

September 3rd, 4:10 pm

any idea if the Capcom Pack just released on the PSN will come to the 360? That’s the system I have the arcade stick for :P

tsukasa1288 said:

September 3rd, 4:11 pm

Glad to see Fate made it out for the PSP finally, probably gonna check that out.

Also, I would of liked to see some avatar support, but guess we gotta wait on that.

Gregero said:

September 3rd, 4:11 pm

Wow when are we gonna get RE2 and 3 in the Store? How about some free themes to show off the new feature? Why did Japan get a free Afrika theme with Zebras and we didn’t? Sad stuff… Oh and your “Thank you” email was very touching… it made me want to spend so much more money on PS Store… Usually companies who want to connect with their audience will give out some kind of reward based on how much you’ve spent or something like that, but that’s them and you’re Sony… I know…

PsyTruck said:

September 3rd, 4:12 pm

What’s the point of buying Dynamic themes if you can’t see what they do before you buy them?

Roxas598 said:

September 3rd, 4:12 pm

Ok i know you more than likely can’t answer this but here goes anyways….

why didn’t we in the EU get these themes aswell? i mean come on even the LBP one would have been great. the game is even made in the UK however we get stepped on again by sony so don’t suppose you would have any enfo on the matter due to mike on the EU blog being away for a week

infamousXX87XX said:

September 3rd, 4:12 pm

What happened to all these ps1 games that were rated by the esrb? Sony, you guys are just not ready with you’re network service…its showing. And i bet that “whats new” section will probably be updated once a month…

nickyd-lish said:

September 3rd, 4:12 pm

A little disappointed by the lack of avatars. The dynamic theme selection is a little lackluster too- High Velocity Bowling, really?

Caudill said:

September 3rd, 4:13 pm

Wow, another week and no Trine…

I understand they found a glitch that needed to be fixed, but HOW LONG DOES THAT TAKE???

Seriously? Did they just scrap the game altogether? Start from scratch? I don’t understand why we’re having to wait so long for it.

Also, where is the Fallout 3 DLC??? Premium Avatars???

Odium_Generis said:

September 3rd, 4:14 pm

Man, you kids live in a constant state of disappointment. That’s your choice of course (and it IS a choice), but could you go ahead and kill yourselves now so I don’t have to read your whining.

Seafea said:

September 3rd, 4:15 pm

Virginia Tech football theme, please!

Anubis80 said:

September 3rd, 4:15 pm

Are you serious? There is like nothing good released and on top of it the Capcom Super Pack isnt even in the store. I checked and the other one for $29.99 is the only one there.

infamousXX87XX said:

September 3rd, 4:16 pm

I was ready to buy games like RE2 and Blood Omen but I will continue my streak of NOT BUYING A SINGLE THING from you guys. O yea, once again another week of no trine. Pathetic

Kight said:

September 3rd, 4:16 pm

Dear Grace,
I believe the dynamic themes need some kind of preview as I’m iffy on buying something before I know how it looks/moves.

Please discuss the possibility of posting preview videos of said themes.

Thanks.

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    Grace Chen said:

    September 3rd, 4:38 pm

    Yes, we\’ll look into this.

BlindsideDork said:

September 3rd, 4:16 pm

is Battle Tanks online co-op?

MrBeatdown said:

September 3rd, 4:16 pm

No new avatars? Sony has had THREE YEARS to get their act together and still, even after an update to supposedly solve the problem, you guys still can’t manage to deliver. These are tiny little pictures. They aren’t difficult. I could make more icons in a day than Sony has offered over three years and they’d still be far better than the toothbrush and electrical outlet icons you guys provide. Seriously, what’s so hard about it? This was getting way beyond ridiculous two years ago.

And why is there still no Call of Juarez demo that XBL and the European store got nearly a month ago?

Powie said:

September 3rd, 4:17 pm

$3.00 for a theme is too much. $1.49-$1.99 and I would actually buy some. None should even be allowed to cost more than $1.99. I understand you’re in business to make a profit, but this is just greedy.

A few free ones too, like the LBP one, for all the support we’ve given buying the game, add-on packs, costumes, etc, etc.

Jeigh said:

September 3rd, 4:18 pm

Hm… Well… There’s… always next week…?

Certainly didn’t expect the Capcom game packs, hefty though their prices may be. I’m starting to get a little wary of the pay-to-use themes and up-coming avatars. Starting to take the glean away from that “Free” hanging over the entrance to the PSN… I realize not everything should be free, but there should be a limit on these sorts of things.

onlineatron said:

September 3rd, 4:18 pm

TWO DYNAMIC THEMES… UK/EU got F**k all!!

This is wrong on so many levels.

No avatars and no dynamic themes for EU.

So much for Firmware 3.0.

cell989 said:

September 3rd, 4:19 pm

SWWWEEEETTTTT we get more dynamic themes!!!! And Cool Boarders 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes, finally

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