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Apr 01

Apr 01

PlayStation Store Update

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

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

This week’s Spring Fever highlights celebrate puzzle games! Find echochrome (PS3) on sale for $4.99 (regular price $9.99) and echoshift for $7.49 (regular price $14.99). Offers good through 4/7/10.

Price Updates

Cuboid Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Digger HD Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Magic Orbz Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Mushroom Wars Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Smash Cars Sale (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
UNCHARTED Eye of Indra Motion Comics Bundle (Includes episodes 1-4) ($2.49)

Bonus: Buy the bundle and get (2) Free Multiplayer skins (Rika Raja & Daniel Pinkerton) for US in the multiplayer modes.


Qore Episode 23: April 2010 ($2.99)
Episode 23 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network brings viewers an in-depth look at God of War III, races at breakneck speed with Split/Second: Velocity, gets nostalgic with 3D Dot Game Heroes, and explores the tech behind 3D gaming.
File size: 1.55 GB

Qore Annual Subscription: April 2010 ($24.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to developers and their games, from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and the third-party community, where the audience member can freely navigate through the content.
File size: 1.55 GB

Downloadable Games

NBA Unrivaled ($14.99)
Paying homage to the old school look and feel of the arcade classics, NBA UNRIVALED brings back all of the intensity and pulse pounding action—AMPLIFIED! Featuring the 2009-2010 NBA season’s team and player rosters with current stats, logos and jerseys. Ball your way up to the top of the league with unthinkable slams and outrageous plays to get the crowd pumped for momentum on your side!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 175 MB

The Tester

The Tester Episode 7
On hand to evaluate who’s got all the right moves is God of War III’s Director of Product Development, John Hight. A industry veteran with dozens of titles to his credit and a Cinematic Arts Professor at USC to boot John’s got an excellent eye for talent.
File size: 413 MB (SD) 986 MB (HD)

PSone Classics

TNN Motorsports Hardcore 4×4 ($5.99)
Things are sure to get dirty in this off-road racing game. Drive six vehicles through snow, sand, and more in a grueling test to the finish line!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 89 MB

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet April Fools – Fragrances Costume (free)
A new costume for Sackboy!
File sizes: 1.04 MB

Heavy Rain: Chronicle One – The Taxidermist ($4.99)
Featuring investigative journalist Madison Paige, this prequel lets you take part in one of her first cases tracking down a serial killer.
File sizes: 907 MB

Army of Two: The 40th Day Chapters of Deceit DLC ($9.99)
Army of Two: The 40th Day – Chapters of Deceit contains two all new campaign levels entitled “Collateral Damage” and “The Assassination”!
File size: 400 MB

Dante’s Inferno Godlike Pack ($2.99)
This pack includes the ‘Heavens Embrace’ holy magic ability as well as the ‘Serpent of Thieves’ relic that unlocks a special scythe move.
File size: 100 KB

Dragon Age: Origins Feastday Combo Pack ($2.99)
Throughout Thedas, the great holiday of Satinalia is marked by sumptuous feasts, wild celebration, and naming the town fool as ruler for a day. Amid the feasting, it is customary for friends, lovers, and traveling companions to exchange gifts and pranks.
File size: 1.59 MB

Dragon Age: Origins Feastday Gifts ($1.99)
Throughout Thedas, the great holiday of Satinalia is marked by sumptuous feasts, wild celebration, and naming the town fool as ruler for a day. Amid the feasting, it is customary for friends, lovers, and traveling companions to exchange gifts.
File size: 799 KB

Dragon Age: Origins Feastday Pranks ($1.99)
Throughout Thedas, the great holiday of Satinalia is marked by sumptuous feasts, wild celebration, and naming the town fool as ruler for a day. Amid the feasting, it is customary for friends and traveling companions to play pranks on each other.
File size: 818 KB

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Ultimate Warriors Pack 3 (free)
“Dragon Ball: Raging Blast” Character Pack #10 is now available! The tenth release is the “Ultimate Warriors Pack 3!” This pack contains Vegeta (Scouter), Vegeta, Trunks (Sword), Vegito and Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta! The long-awaited warriors finally enter the arena! Prevail against the life-and-death battles and become the strongest warrior in the universe!
File size: 116 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce HD Quest Pack 3 (free)
Quest Pack #3 – 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.
Defense of Yi
Battle of Tong Gate
Martial Contest 3
File size: 101 KB

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing – Ryo with Forklift Character ($4.99)
Drive as Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue in his signature forklift truck. Download this exclusive vehicle.
File size: 100 KB

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

  • “Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd ($1.99)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Freebird”, “Simple Man”, and “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. 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: 44 MB – 86 MB (singles), 192 MB (track pack)

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

  • “Up from the Skies”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Spanish Castle Magic”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Wait Until Tomorrow”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Ain’t No Telling”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Little Wing”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “If 6 Was 9″— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “You Got Me Floatin'”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Castles Made of Sand”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “She’s So Fine”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “One Rainy Wish”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Little Miss Lover”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Bold as Love”— The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($1.99)
  • “Valleys of Neptune”— Jimi Hendrix ($1.99)
  • Axis: Bold as Love (Album) – The Jimi Hendrix Experience ($19.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Axis: Bold as Love (Album).

File sizes: 13 MB – 34 MB (singles), 223 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 4/1 Edition
Join host Christina Lee for PULSE presented by the PlayStation Network. In this edition, we drop into the action of Section 8, get geared up with a free MAG add-on, investigate a new chapter of Heavy Rain, preview Qore Episode 23, and show off the top downloaded dynamic themes. New video releases include The Blind Side, Sherlock Holmes, and UFC 111.
File size: 233 MB (HD) 404 MB (1080)

Patchwork Heroes Trailer
File size: 43 MB (HD) 77 MB (1080)

MLB 10 The Show Road to the Show Trailer
File size: 66 MB (HD) 111 MB (1080)

God of War III – Machinima.com’s Art of the Game EPISODES 1 – 5
File sizes: 224 MB (HD) – 268 (HD)

Kane & Lynch 2: Welcome to Shanghai Trailer
File size: 63 MB (HD)

Major League Baseball 2K10 Opus Trailer
File size: 122 MB (HD)

Mafia II: Boom Boom Trailer
File size: 62 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Patchwork Heroes City Theme (free)
File size: 3.96 MB

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Theme 2 (free)
File size: 6.12 MB

Beez Pleeeeze Theme ($0.99)
File size: 2.69 MB

Geisha Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.53 MB

Jungle Girl Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
File size: 3.4 MB

Warhawk Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 8.36 MB

40’s WWII Pinups Premium Theme ($1.99)
File size: 7.13 MB

Wallpaper (free)

Patchwork Heroes Warship Wallpaper
File size: 325 MB (SD) 1.26 MB (1080)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

BUZZ!: Master Quiz ($15.99)
Take the popular game show host on the road with BUZZ!: Master Quiz for the PSP system! BUZZ!: Master Quiz includes over 3,000 unique questions on topics including music, celebrities, TV, sports, science, nature, movies and more. Put your knowledge to the test at home or on the move, and challenge others in three multiplayer modes.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 436 MB

Dead or Alive Paradise ($29.99)
Indulge in some fun under the sun activities with the sexy girls from Dead or Alive! On your own private island, you are free to mingle, flirt, play and take snapshots of these beauties. Store them in your one-of-a-kind private album along with video clips for viewing and editing later. Your own private paradise in the palm of your hand. Take your girls anywhere…and play with them anytime.
ESRB Rated M
File size: 572 MB

BlazBlue Calamity Trigger ($24.99)
Take the ultimate 2D fighting game on the go! BlazBlue features all of the console modes—Arcade, Versus, Score Attack, Training, and Story…in addition to the all-new Shop and Legion modes, where you control your own party of fighters in an attempt to conquer the world of BlazBlue.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 879 MB

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

THE EYE OF JUDGMENT LEGENDS Card Expansion Pack 1 ($1.99)
Expand your digital card collection with this add-on card pack! Give your duels an upper hand with 5 cards not found in the full game, including rare and ultra rare cards. Add these cards to your deck for unique combinations to win battles against the computer, or head-to-head online against other players. Unlike other cards, these can’t be traded or earned any other way.
File size: 1.51 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Island Costume (free)
LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure.
Get these free costumes from the Islands Theme Pack.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.41 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Island Theme Pack ($2.99)
Download a new set of costumes and CREATE materials to create your own Islands levels! The Islands Theme Pack includes 3 Costume items, 13 CREATE Materials, 15 Stickers, 1 Music kit, and 1 Background.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.57 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Episode 7
File size: 177 MB

Pulse 4/1 Edition
File size: 40 MB

Patchwork Heroes Trailer
File size: 7.94 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Patchwork Heroes Enemy Theme (free)
File size: 401 KB

Geisha Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 310 KB

Jungle Girl Hook-Ups PSP Theme ($1.99)
File size: 371 KB

Beez Pleeeeze PSP Theme 1 ($0.99)
File size: 438 KB

Beez Pleeeeze PSP Theme 2 ($0.99)
File size: 327 KB

The AK PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 522 KB

The AK PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 513 KB

40’s WWII Pinups PSP Theme 3 ($1.49)
File size: 583 KB

40’s WWII Pinups PSP Theme 4 ($1.49)
File size: 561 KB

Abstract PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 541 KB

Abstract PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
File size: 617 KB

PSP Wallpaper (also available from PS3 Storefront) (free)

Patchwork Heroes Warship Wallpaper
File size: 150 KB

Add Your Own

SkyNet003 said:

April 1st, 4:53 pm

You sure took your time with BlazBlue, didn’t you?

Now, for Metal Slug XX… right?

freshmaker7 said:

April 1st, 4:53 pm

[DELETED] update I was hoping for a demo or something, but this is the worst update I’ve seen so far! And the firmware update 3.21 REMOVED features. SONY, are you working hard, or hardly working?

acerazer1 said:

April 1st, 4:53 pm

thanks for the quicker update this week, i like

DonCalzone21 said:

April 1st, 4:55 pm

Any store update with Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Quests are good in my book…


death_vader301 said:

April 1st, 4:55 pm

i wana know if mushroom wars is good cuzz im planning to get it and how come the new update keep freezing mai ps3 i have to reboot my router and ps3 to get it to work and can you get me the info on FF9 cuz i thought it was comeing this week as said from se its confirm for release on psn beside can you give me a price on mw2 map pack but looking 4ward to mushroom wars and please can we get a retailed version of records like the xbox thats comeing out and a price cut on unlimited code thx again and F GEOHOT FOR THIS DUMB PS3 UPDATE

jvasq said:

April 1st, 5:00 pm

dang. you people who complain about stupid crap like the other os being taken away, your stupid. i bet non of you used the other os feature. ive had my ps3 for 2 years and i never touched it. dang stop complaining. sony probably works harder than you think and a lot of you are stubborn spoiled babies. dang. this is a good update and sony hasn’t stole anything from any of you. now imma download some stuff from this very good update and you just relax.

NeoGuardian86 said:

April 1st, 5:01 pm

weak update Sony…

you got some amazing games in PSP back catalog, is it so hard to make some legal digital version of your games?

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception?
Final Fantasy 7 : Crisis Core?
Final Fantasy : War of the Lions?
Star Ocean games?

c’mon already…..

ZildjianKX said:

April 1st, 5:01 pm

So we never got a real response from Sony regarding if the leap year bug that killed our older PS3s for a day is going to happen again or not. Is this going to happen again in another few years? No firmware update addressing this was released.

Between the leap year bug and the removal of the Other OS install, I’m pretty unhappy right now.

gilgamesh21 said:

April 1st, 5:04 pm

Grace and Create Studios,

Thanks so much for the sales! I’m picking up a couple of games today. Good stuff! Good job with Eye of Indra bundle too!

I’d love to see a demo for Magic Orbz, Hamsterball, and PixelJunk Shooter, and FF XIII.

I’m quite happy with todays update!

Thanks for the great sales! Have a great weekend!

OverlordLaharl said:

April 1st, 5:04 pm

Is the theme for 3D Dot Game Heroes animated or regular?

FELIPE50 said:

April 1st, 5:04 pm

Lame Updates After Another & Another.. Ill Just Get Back To Mw2 Then. And That 3.21 Update, is a FAIL!

dariusthegr8one said:

April 1st, 5:05 pm

when do the people that already purchased the eye of hydra stuff for uncharted 2 get there voucher in there email cuz im waiting for that

cokefiend said:

April 1st, 5:05 pm

Please give us Playstation 1 games that we actually want.


Team Buddies
Crash Team Racing
Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Marvel vs Capcom
Street Fighter Alpha 3

wanderer55 said:

April 1st, 5:06 pm

Good week on the Spring Fever deals, since both Echochrome and Echoshift seem to be good puzzle games.:) I probably end up getting Echoshift.

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    Ro Hernandez said:

    April 1st, 7:34 pm

    Cool, glad you like the offers =)

Livebetes said:

April 1st, 5:11 pm

The first poster had a question I would like answered as well. Is the US getting the same PSP sale as EU? I might actually get some games and you know… give you money if you offered such a great sale as theirs. To anybody curious as to what I’m talking about, just refer to the EU blog and check out their PSP Favourites sale. It seriously is killer.

Kchow23 said:

April 1st, 5:11 pm

The new Qore episode is not on the Canadian PSN Store :(

SlackerTD said:

April 1st, 5:12 pm

Wow! Best sale yet… I see echoshift, Digger HD, Mushroom Wars & Smash Cars as games I have to purchase now. I already own Cuboid & Magic Orbz.., excellent games! Guess my regular $20 PSN card each payday won’t quite cover it this time. :)

MrBeatdown said:

April 1st, 5:12 pm

I can’t find anything of interest in this update, therefore this update is terrible.

*insert some complaint about how much Sony sucks here*

gosox said:

April 1st, 5:12 pm

The sales are a good deal. Keep it up.

awsome_robot said:

April 1st, 5:12 pm

megaman 8 would be nice as a ps1 classic.

piratedrunk said:

April 1st, 5:18 pm

kchuk how about you think about others too. Think about the security risk of having hacked ps3’s running on the psn when the ps3 contains personal information like credit card numbers of its users. I am glad they went this route to protect the many rather than please the few.

DiscoJer said:

April 1st, 5:19 pm

If you want PS1 and PSP games from third parties on PSN, go write the third parties in question. Sony doesn’t decided whether or not to put them on PSN, the third parties do.

epiphaniesarefun said:

April 1st, 5:20 pm

:( where is mimana iyar chronicle? you have failed me aksys games…

bigboss1432 said:

April 1st, 5:26 pm

Wheres Lost And Damned?! (GTAIV DLC that we were promised from Rockstar Games)

Destiny89 said:

April 1st, 5:29 pm

Good update Sony, i like it, thanks

MrBeatdown said:

April 1st, 5:29 pm


Of that one percent, how many people actually care enough about the Other OS enought that they refuse to do business with Sony? I’m pretty sure most of those people bought the system for, you know, the games, the quality hardware, and the free online play, not some secondary feature that works better on the PC they undoubtedly own.

Destiny89 said:

April 1st, 5:30 pm

@ 73

Yes it is

MrBeatdown said:

April 1st, 5:30 pm


Delayed two weeks, sadly. Can’t wait to get my hands on those episodes.

piratedrunk said:

April 1st, 5:31 pm

The problem is the vulernability isn’t in the ps3s that people hack themselves it is in the otherOS ps3s that people were using with no ill intentions. Those ps3s can be taken advantage of and those machines still carry the users personal info regardless of the intentions of the user.

seraphssavior said:

April 1st, 5:33 pm

Why the hell are the new Dragon Age items free in Europe, but 3 dollars here?

Enigma777 said:

April 1st, 5:38 pm

As a PSPgo owner, the lack of support from you guys is really disheartening. WHERE THE HELL IS CRISIS CORE?!?!?!

falcon07elensar said:

April 1st, 5:38 pm

Saw the FREE Dragon Age DLC on the EU store and planned on downloading it when US store got it, saw it wasn’t free for us so I guess I won’t be. Thanks EA!

EricM80 said:

April 1st, 5:42 pm

Wanted to buy digger HD, but then again it won’t let me unless I agree to send my Ubuntu install with Ext4 to oblivion… Oh well, guess I saved five bucks :-p maybe first of a big, long string of savings, who knows. Happy with what you’ve accomplished, Sony?

Gunwing said:

April 1st, 5:45 pm

Nice update. I know many PS3 fans that have waited for the Dragon Age DLC, and more PSP game DLC. So this is great. Also the PSone Classic is a nice bonus!

ViviUO said:

April 1st, 5:46 pm

The PSOne classic is an April Fool’s joke, right? I thought a classic in the entertainment world meant an older piece that was loved by many. I doubt some crappy 4×4 game is going to sell as well as Final Fantasy 9, Chrono Cross, Xenogears, or some of the other actual blockbusters on the PSOne.

We want good PSOne games.

improperlyaged said:

April 1st, 5:48 pm

So what do i do about my qore subscription since i cant download the newest episode as i am ILLEGALLY being blocked from accessing the psn due to my unwillingness to update my firmware? can i get a refund?

EnigmaNemesis said:

April 1st, 5:49 pm

I thought the Eye of Indra complete pack was free for those who purchased them all separately?

Doesn’t appear to be the case, unless vouchers are to be mailed out?

ZariV said:

April 1st, 5:49 pm

The Euro store had a much better day. Free DLC for Dragon Age and a half price sale for some PSP games.

roseofmayix said:

April 1st, 5:52 pm

Why do we keep getting crap old PlayStation 1 games? About the only thing worth buying in the store is the Final Fantasies. =(

Why isn’t the Dragon Age stuff free? The UK got it for free.

I’m also still annoyed that I have to wait an extra week to get the Uncharted skins. Its an insult to those of us that are diehard Uncharted fans who bought the Eye of Indra comics several months ago. -_-

NeoHumpty said:

April 1st, 5:56 pm

Why doesn’t America get the LBP PSP special (all the PSP specials, for that matter)? I’m not paying $40 when the other countries are only paying half of that.

UnstoppableOne said:

April 1st, 5:57 pm

Oh well, what do you expect, April is going to be a dry month for games — so no demos. I did, however, pick up fallout 3 online at Walmart for $16.50 new so that will keep me busy for a while:)

I just have to finish GOW3 first…

jawara said:

April 1st, 5:58 pm

Yes!!!!! now u r starting 2 make me happy sony. keyword is starting…. Thanks grace! i really wanted blazblue foor my pspgo. i’ve waited and waited… so i will b gettin that and the eye of judgement pack and the little big planet dlc for psp. This is what the consumers want. so please continue 2 give us what we want… Put up crisis core for a start.. don’t u guys want our money???? Oh and marvel vs. capcom bloody roar 2 and mortal kombat trilogy!!

Musoka_Eimin said:

April 1st, 6:05 pm

@kchuk ? Wha??? I am pissed, I have not updated, I DO USE THE FEATURE, I have been ranting for days. I’m a little unsure as to how you are confused about that.

DAXAVIER300 said:

April 1st, 6:09 pm



And for a lower price than the stores.

Thanks guys for acting on our request.

PSPGo, AWAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TwinDad said:

April 1st, 6:11 pm

How do you report offensive posts to the blog. I’d like to see somebody kicked/banned or their comments for very racial behavior.

KingSilas said:

April 1st, 6:17 pm

Maybe I misunderstood something, but didn’t you say that eyeryone who already bought all the Eye of Indra Episodes will also get the two character skins?

Oh, and thanks for the Resistance 3 Beta invitation. It’s also cool to talk with some friends that are playing KZ3 or the GTA IV Add-Ons or the new MW2 Maps; XGameChat rocks!! The PS+ subscription was worth every cent of the 55$ a year.
But sometimes my system crashes when im using Linux, can you help me with that? Perhaps you’ll find a solution that excludes me from the whole PSN if I wanna keep on using Linux, sounds AMAZING, uh. Any chance to get an update for that?


I hate April 1st…

Seriously, can you help me with the U2 thing??

TheYell said:

April 1st, 6:17 pm

bad update as usual. No more other os as well. Way to go gentleman.
I won’t update. There are enough ways of using PSN via proxies or Packet injection.
Sony has lost another fan.

VegaC18 said:

April 1st, 6:18 pm

Thank you for releasing one of the first game i bought when i got my PlayStation..TNN Motorsports Hardcore 4×4 is AWESOME

TheYell said:

April 1st, 6:19 pm

Another thing I have to add:

I totally love PlayStation’s first and second party developers. Too bad they are bound to Sony’s terrible decisions about securing hardware devices.

roseofmayix said:

April 1st, 6:20 pm


If you got the Eye of Indra Episodes, you’re supposed to be getting a code in the email for the skins. This is supposed to happen soon. In a previous blog they said it would be a week from today.

But yeah..I’m like you. Waiting to see if I actually get them. I hope Sony actually delivers this time. Otherwise I dont know where we’ll go for help. They dont read this blog and dealign with their support is a nightmare. =(

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