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Aug 17

PlayStation Store Update

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by VP, PlayStation Network

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


Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – Sale (now $14.99, original price $29.99)

Downloadable Games

Top Gun ($14.99)
Top Gun is a free-flying air combat shooter based on the film. In Top Gun, players enroll in the Academy as Maverick with their RIO Goose to go up against the best for top honors. Following graduation, players fly into the danger zone with fellow US Navy pilots, where they shoot down enemy jets, attack bases and engage in large-scale dogfights. Top Gun also features 5 multiplayer modes, allowing 16 players to battle it out online.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 240 MB

Game Demos (free)

NHL 11 Demo
Celebrating its 20th year, the franchise that captured 22 ‘Sports Game of the Year’ awards has raised the bar again with NHL 11. Powered by an all-new Real-Time Physics Engine, NHL 11 lets you create highlight reel moments and experience NHL action with realistic gameplay featuring broken sticks, faster dangles, and big hits unlike any other. Play the NHL 11 demo for a chance to win a free card pack for the all-new Hockey Ultimate Team mode.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 1.26 GB

Joe Danger Trial
Download and try the death-defying thrill-ride starring Joe Danger, the Master of Disaster! Race, ride and defy death to thrill the crowd and break world records! Combo, boost and pull ludicrous stunts to fill Stadiums and put Joe back on the podium. Race against your friends or take on your rivals. Play in the sandbox to make and share your own Stunt Spectaculars. Exclusively on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 265 MB

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 Demo
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 places you in the shoes of an elite pilot with access to the most advanced and deadliest aircraft ever engineered!

  • Go head-to-head in close-range dogfighting
  • Destroy all enemy aircraft and refuel mid-air
  • Sweat through night precision bombing
  • Take off and land on carriers

ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.96 GB

Add-on Game Content

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Hulk ($1.99)
Sackboy doesn’t really get angry, which is fortunate, because if he were to get angry he’d dress up in his Hulk costume. You wouldn’t like Sackboy if he was angry. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Punisher ($1.99)
Armed with nothing more than a Paintinator, Sackboy goes looking for vengeance clad in his Punisher costume. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Green Goblin ($1.99)
When dealing with any meddlesome web slingers, Sackboy is frequently found in his Green Goblin outfit – now all he needs is his goblin glider to be fully equipped! NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Magneto ($1.99)
Sackboy may not possess the ability to manipulate metal with his mind yet, but that doesn’t stop him from looking the part in his Magneto costume. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel – Storm ($1.99)
While he might not have control over the elements, Sackboy is often to be found in all kinds of weather in LittleBigPlanet in his Storm costume. NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

LittleBigPlanet: Marvel Costume Kit #4 ($5.99)
Look out “True Believers”, your favorite Marvel heroes and villains have landed on LittleBigPlanet! Grab this costume pack and you’ll be ready for action with 5 costumes of your favorite Marvel characters including Hulk, Punisher, Green Goblin, Magneto, and Storm! NOTE: to download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet.
File size: 1.04 MB

PAIN – Jolly Character ($0.99)
Put a PAINful spin on the holidays with this downloadable character! Jolly is a little lacking in the festive spirit, so it’s time to knock some cheer back into this disgruntled elf. Definitely more naughty than nice, Jolly will help you start spreading the PAIN all the way up the Leaderboards. Download Jolly today!
File size: 100 KB

Uncharted 2 – DLC Pack 4: Sidekick Skin Pack ($2.99)
Itching for more player skin options in online multiplayer modes of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves? Lucky you, they have arrived! Grab this pack to get 8 awesome new skins of characters as seen in UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune and UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves.
Download the “UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Sidekick Skin Pack” for the “GAME OF THE YEAR” award winner, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves today!
File size: 312 KB

ModNation Racers: Mouse Trap Mod ($0.99)
Ready to try and fill his belly, Mouse Trap is a clever cat who speeds around in a big wedge of cheese to lure in his next meal! This ModNation Racers Mod includes a fully-designed Mod, as well as several accessories for you to Create with in the Mod Studio. Download this Add-On today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers: Mouse Trap Kart ($0.99)
Speed around in a big wedge of cheese to lure in your next victim! This ModNation Racers Kart includes a fully-designed Kart, as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with in the Kart Studio. Download this Add-On today!
File size: 100 KB

ModNation Racers: Mouse Trap Mod and Kart ($1.75)
Ready to try and fill his belly, Mouse Trap is a clever cat who speeds around in a big wedge of cheese to lure in his next meal! This ModNation Racers Mod and Kart pack includes a fully-designed Mod, Kart, as well as several related parts and accessories for you to Create with in the Mod and Kart Studios. Download this pack today!
File size: 100 KB

Skate 3 – Skate.Create.Expansion ($6.99)
If you’re looking to change up your look and spice up your skate.parks, then the Skate.Create Upgrade Pack has got you covered. With new gear to wear, objects to shred and new lots to build on, this pack takes creativity to a whole new level of fun.
File size: 83 MB

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

  • “Beverly Hills” – Weezer ($1.99)
  • “Island In The Sun” – Weezer ($1.99)
  • “Pork And Beans” – Weezer ($1.99)
  • Weezer Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Beverly Hills”, “Island In The Sun”, and “Pork And Beans” by Weezer. 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: 34 – 35 MB (singles), 102 MB (track pack)

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

  • “1983” – Neon Trees ($1.99)
  • “Animal” – Neon Trees ($1.99)
  • “Sins Of My Youth” – Neon Trees ($1.99)
  • Neon Trees Pack 01 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Neon Trees Pack 01. This pack includes “1983”, “Animal”, and “Sins Of My Youth” by Neon Trees.
  • “I Got Mine” – The Black Keys ($1.99)
  • “Strange Times” – The Black Keys ($1.99)
  • “Your Touch” – The Black Keys ($1.99)
  • The Black Keys Pack 01 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: The Black Keys Pack 01. This pack includes “I Got Mine”, “Strange Times”, and “Your Touch” by Ministry.

Rock Band Network

  • “Blow At High Dough” by The Tragically Hip ($2.99)
  • “Hook, Line, And Sinner” by Texas in July ($1.99)
  • “Let The Games Begin” by Anarbor ($1.99)
  • “Mandelbrot Set” by Jonathan Coulton ($1.99)
  • “Unfurling A Darkened Gospel” by Job For A Cowboy ($1.99)

File size: 13 – 34 MB (singles), 65 – 86 MB (track pack)


Street Fighter III: Third Strike Avatars ($0.49) (x3)
File size: 100 – 120 KB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 8/17 Edition
File size: 268 MB (HD), 421 MB (1080)

Resident Evil – Afterlife 3D Trailer (US Only)
File size: 87 MB (HD), 146 MB (1080)

Brink Developer Diary #2
File size: 117 MB (HD), 193 MB (1080)

Dragon Age – Golems Of Amgarrak Trailer
File size: 34 MB (HD)

Vanquish Gameplay Trailer #2
File size: 84 MB (HD)

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – Focus On The Job Multiplayer Trailer
File size: 48 MB (HD)

Red Faction: Armageddon E3 Trailer
File size: 63 MB (HD)

E3 2010 3D Sizzle Trailer
File size: 201 MB (HD)

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Trailer
File size: 71 MB (HD), 119 MB (1080)

Dead Nation – Survival Guide Trailer
File size: 58 MB (HD), 97 MB (1080)

inFAMOUS 2 – New Marais Cutscene
File size: 58 MB (HD), 96 MB (1080)

Behind the Scenes with Tony Hawk
File size: 100 MB (HD), 168 MB (1080)

PlayStation Pro Moments – Boston
File size: 51 MB (HD), 83 MB (1080)

Ryan Sheckler – Boston 2010
File size: 85 MB (HD), 148 MB (1080)

Talkin’ with Bastien Salabanzi
File size: 76 MB (HD), 119 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Resident Evil Dynamic Theme (US Only) (free)
File size: 3.86 MB

Uncharted 2 – Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 2.16 MB

Kick-Ass Theme (US Only) ($1.99)
File size: 3.82 MB

Top Gun – Premium Theme ($1.99)
File size: 6.78 MB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Ys Seven ($29.99)
The legendary action RPG series returns, this time exclusively for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. Join Adol and Dogi for their largest adventure ever! Discover the many mysteries sealed away in the vast country of Altago, and awaken the Five Great Dragons to save the world! New Original Story, Same Ys Legacy.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 448 MB

Game Demos (also available from PS3 Storefront) (free)

Phantasy Star Portable 2 Demo
Download the Phantasy Star Portable 2 demo and experience the expanded universe either in single-player or multiplayer ad-hoc mode!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 342 MB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter – Minis ($3.99)
ESRB Rated T
File size: 36 MB

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

LittleBigPlanet PSP – Wild West Costume (free)
Be the best dressed Sackboy in the Wild West with this free Brave costume. NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 1.45 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP – Wild West Pack ($2.99)
Yeehaw! This rootin’ tootin’ six-gun shootin’ pack is jammed full of stickers and costumes that will help make good, bad or even ugly levels look great! Includes 5 costumes and 12 stickers to make your own Wild West levels! NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 1.49 MB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 8/17 Edition
File size: 43 MB

inFAMOUS 2 – New Marais Cutscene
File size: 9.21 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

SCAR PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 413 KB

Chey Tac PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
File size: 528 KB

Add Your Own

pipking01 said:

August 17th, 3:38 pm

STOP HOLDING CASTLE CRASHERS HOSTAGE. Seriously. It makes you look like jerks.

Secondly, I think PSN needs to Step It’s Game Up.

MLZ911 said:

August 17th, 3:40 pm

finally a Uncharted 2 theme…took long enough, but glad to see its here

ihatereading369 said:

August 17th, 3:44 pm

Grace or Ro,

Is Mushroom Wars officially the free game for September or is that coming on the 7th?

PushinNshovinMe said:

August 17th, 3:46 pm

I would also like SUIKODEN 2. ^_^

PZEV said:

August 17th, 3:46 pm

Happy with the joe danger demo. Was wondering if it was ever going to come out. I’m never buying the game though, because PLUS might give it for free. PLUS content being bi-weekly doesn’t mean it has to be nothing-something-nothing-something. At least give us a little something! Even if it’s a scribbled avatar or one of your kids’ crayon school drawing for a wallpaper or an exclusive downloadable video of you guys bush-jumping or talking around the office… whatever! Just give us something, anything. It’s just disappointing to see nothing in the plus section.
I’m enjoying Critter Crunch and Aero Racers a lot though. Nice, because it’s something I wouldn’t have gotten unless PLUS gave it to me. Kahoots is kinda sucky though to be honest. Not Terrible, just a little sucky. It’s a puzzler that offers nothing new, dressed up in an unsuccessful presentation. Can you make a recall on that Mini and give us something else like Patapon 3? =)


August 17th, 3:47 pm

is it me or there’s no plus content listed…lol

Hiro_Zero said:

August 17th, 3:50 pm

Sad to see no PSOne Classics this week, but glad to see replies to posts involving Xenogears, Vagrant Story, Suikoden II, etc. so we at least know concerns and requests are being read by SOMEONE.

Thank you!

Wii60_DarkPGR said:

August 17th, 3:55 pm

I wanted to purchase Crash Team Racing from Amazon but it isn’t available, any idea when I’ll be able to get it from there? (I have some credit there that I want to use, so purchasing it from the PSN Store is not an option): http://www.amazon.com/Crash-Team-Racing-Online-Playstation-3/dp/B003YUCJFW/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1281806859&sr=1-1

Could anyone from PlayStation reply if it will ever be available?

ZephLaeliash said:

August 17th, 3:56 pm

I too would really like to know what is so hard about uploading many PSOne classics to the store. I know there’s week after week of complaints, but there’s still no explanation. Is it that Sony barely/doesn’t care? Is there some technical reason? Is it some marketing trick where you only release one major title every 4 months? Or is there some weird situation involving the original developers of the games? I just haven’t ever understood why these releases are so few and far between as far as top quality titles, when as I’ve pointed out before… Homebrewers can upload a game to their PSP in half an hour, tops. Now I’m not, nor do I care to hack my PSP, but the fact that some people can do that so easily and even when willing to pay we can’t get these titles after waiting several years, is frustrating at best. Even some sort of legitimate explanation would really go a long way towards helping with the constant disappointment in Sony.

SegaSaturn617 said:

August 17th, 3:59 pm

Geez, no Tomb Raider this week? Come on man, this is weak! Now I have to wait for another week to get it on the PS3 while it comes out tomorrow for the 360? Pathetic dude. I would buy it for the 360 but I have points saved for Shank next week but wow, you need to step up Sony, like SERIOUSLY!

craig_142 said:

August 17th, 4:00 pm

Will a game Like Megaman Legends ever become a PS1 classic.I would sure love to play that again,I never bought it all those years ago been regretting it ever since.

gdogg666 said:

August 17th, 4:03 pm

not a bad psn store update good job guys

TwinDad said:

August 17th, 4:07 pm

Looks like a PSP winner this week.

Demos, always love demos.

neuroned said:

August 17th, 4:21 pm

Nice to see that its not just the PS+ subscribers getting the shaft. Weak sauce update for everyone.

So now we have PS- for $50, and PSNothing for free!

I’m not a 360 owner (and never will be), but their content updates are EPIC compared to this.


August 17th, 4:26 pm

Any word on Tomba! or Suikoden 2


August 17th, 4:30 pm

Sorry I should really read through the other posts first, what about a Birth by Sleep demo next week, put all us PSP Go owners out of our misery as to if it will actually be released on PSN.

megalodonshark said:

August 17th, 4:32 pm

thank you for taking some time out to answer and respond to some of the blog people.

phatso64 said:

August 17th, 4:43 pm

greetings , i bought top gun today *SUX* went on home , no flight suit … ummmm…. i wantz mah flight suit . HOMELINGS ROCK !!!

ThatNickGuy said:

August 17th, 4:43 pm

Sure am glad I bought Plus. Look at all that content this week!

I wonder if it’s too late to get my money (or at least PSN credits) back.

angelspawn77 said:

August 17th, 4:50 pm

Not a bad update, im definitely buying the uncharted dynamic theme(first one i purchase so far, such a fantastic game, I gotta support them, plus I think the theme is pretty cool and looks great. I also want the lbp marvel costume pack and the uncharted costume pack >.< So much money to spend, free RE dynamic theme? YES PLEASE! thanks for a great update :D

leila59 said:

August 17th, 4:58 pm

There should be mandatory demos for all of these PSN-only releases, especially when they are priced at $15. I like to try out these games before I buy. By the time demos do come out, I’ve usually lost interest in the game. There’s probably a loss of sales because of this.

Joe Danger’s been out since early June and we only get a demo now? I’ve moved on, and I’m itching to try Lara Croft:GoL on XBLA because I can play it before I buy.

suckafish666 said:

August 17th, 5:01 pm

I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Manhunt to make it to the store one day. Other then that I like the update.

SGTquig said:

August 17th, 5:11 pm

Another weak week, another reason not to get excited about the PSN or the PSN+ updates…

koma1tose said:

August 17th, 5:13 pm


MiiAmigo said:

August 17th, 5:17 pm

More ModNation content please. Eg… New tracks and/or challenges to make us fans keep coming back to the madness.

koma1tose said:

August 17th, 5:17 pm


jadekitten5425 said:

August 17th, 5:21 pm

koma1tose, they aren’t gonna take features away from individual uses

RustInPeace13 said:

August 17th, 5:21 pm

I know people have asked before, but why no PS+ content? $50+ a year and delivering NOTHING is a real slap to the face. Unless MAJOR surprises are in store for next week, it’s hard to come up with a reason for the lack of overall content this week (I doubt MOVE is using every departments manpower)… When discounts stay in place for PS+ subscribers, or just an all around good update comes around, my confidence in SONY/PSN will grow again… Until then, someone in PR/marketing should go over these blogs and actually bring this information back to whoever decides what is released. I myself would like to see more quality PS1 releases like Parasite Eve or Breath of Fire 4, and prolonged discounts for PS+ subscribers (I say this because when the first batch of content came around I was considering buying the Fat Princess DLC, but it was only around for a week)

Deak1124 said:

August 17th, 5:22 pm

By chance anyone know the song in the “E3 2010 3D Sizzle Trailer”?

When Sony does montage trailers, they always pick the best songs. I have yet to figure out what this one is.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

bh7812 said:

August 17th, 5:22 pm

Great improvement on the communication front this week Grace and Ro, much appreciated since it’s a big thing the community’s been asking for and should be easy to do! Also please add me to the list of people especially wanting Suikoden 2 up on the US Store! I also want Xenogears as well. The day those two go up I’ll gladly go buy a few PSN Cards! Konami’s been pleased with the first game’s sales and is more than willing to allow Suikoden 2 to be put up so please try to get that one up for us Ro, it would be saving myself and countless others the insane asking prices on Ebay for disc copies! Everyone deserves to experience that game :)

koma1tose said:

August 17th, 5:24 pm


darth_soul said:

August 17th, 5:29 pm

Nothing for me this week but the RE: Afterlife theme. It’s not a bad update, but nothing appeals to me this time, except perhaps Top Gun, but I’m wary of dropping $15 on that without a demo, given that I already own Afterburner: Climax and could spend just $10 for Scott Pilgrim (and it has a demo).

Definitely some better communication this week, though I notice that it’s mostly “glad you like it” and such, rather than answering more substantive questions that are asked. Still, it’s a start.

colstripcapn said:

August 17th, 5:31 pm

No PS1 classics again :( That makes me a sad panda :'(

Please push the publishers buttons… Suikoden II perhaps? Or how about Legend of the Dragoon? That one is your own game.

Please, I want to give you my money, but you have to make these great turn based RPGs avalible for me to buy!


August 17th, 5:31 pm

Anyone know when the comic store update is due.

explosive78 said:

August 17th, 5:34 pm

Free dynamic theme, thumbs up. Cant wait to try joe danger.

Rainwater said:

August 17th, 5:36 pm

Nice update, thanks. Are some back catalog PSP games going to be coming to the PSN store? I wouldn’t mind picking up the first Phantasy Star Portable for my PSPGo.

iTofuMan said:

August 17th, 5:48 pm

Yes finally a sale on Monster Hunter! will download that and finally be able to use my psp go!

hopefully next week we get Crisis Core?

Is the Phantasy Star portable 2 demo like the PSP1 demo where we play it and it saves data so we can use it when the game comes out?

CDubyahS said:

August 17th, 6:02 pm

aww yeah nice update

The C in CDUBYAHS stand for CHRIS as in REDFIELD!!

free Resident EVil Dynamic Theme..awww yeah!

DragonSpirit76 said:

August 17th, 6:18 pm

d’oh i got monster hunter freedom unite a few weeks ago was tempted to wait til it got on sale but didn’t. should have waited.

gearhead32 said:

August 17th, 6:23 pm

gearhead32 said:

August 17th, 6:24 pm

its a timed exclusive for xbox’s arcade games of summer promotion that’s why its delayed it has nothing to do with sony

Haskell420 said:

August 17th, 6:34 pm

Where is the TOP GUN PS3 DEMO?

Also, where is the Playstation PLUS update for this week??

Poacher619 said:

August 17th, 6:45 pm


iMaciPod said:

August 17th, 6:46 pm

where lbp1 full game ?

Nedley_Mandingo said:

August 17th, 6:47 pm

Sure am glad I didn’t waiste any money on that ‘Plus’ subscription. Now it’s a bi-weekly thing? At this point Sony could add cross game chat to it, and I still wouldn’t subscribe. But I doubt that will happen any time soon. Sad, very sad.

BiezulbubBill69 said:

August 17th, 6:50 pm

Is Resident Evil Portable still coming out exclusively on the PSP??????????????

gearhead32 said:

August 17th, 7:16 pm

@141 lbp full game was for eu playstation only

BlazeKush420 said:

August 17th, 7:19 pm

where is the new Zen Pinball table omg

gearhead32 said:

August 17th, 7:23 pm

@108 new lara croft game is timed exclusive for xbox till sept.28th then ps3 and pc will get it

Britton1207 said:

August 17th, 7:32 pm

lol@this weeks pulse. The Last Song? Seriously? “Hey Guys! Check out this exclusive footage of Little Big Planet, God of War and The Last Song!” indeed.

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