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Aug 09

Aug 09

PlayStation Store Update

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

Introducing PlayStation Network PLAY: Score the summer’s four hottest new PSN titles and get more action with your purchase: Gift with every purchase, bonus gift with every pre-order. Buy all four PLAY titles and get PAYDAY: The Heist as a bonus!

On the new releases front, check out Far Cry 2, Driver: San Francisco Single-Player Demo, and Madden NFL 12 Demo. For Home enthusiasts, we recommend the Scribble Shooter virtual item. Notable Add-on releases include: Mortal Kombat warrior Freddy Krueger, Worms 2: Armageddon Forts Pack & Puzzle Pack and TestYourself: Attention.

New to PlayStation Plus are Comix Zone & Far Cry 2 Full Game Trial and 20% off on the PLAY Pre-Orders for Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, The Baconing, BloodRayne: Betrayal, and Renegade Ops. Download now!

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

Free PSN: Comix Zone
Free DLC: Crash Commando Add-On Bundle
Full Game Trial: Far Cry 2
PlayStation Network PLAY Pre-order Discounts Street Fighter 3: Online Edition ($11.99) – Releases 8/23
The Baconing ($11.99) – Releases 8/30
BloodRayne: Betrayal ($11.99) – Releases 9/6
Renegade Ops ($11.99) – Releases 9/13

Downloadable Games

Far Cry 2 ($29.99)
A true open-world shooter where every decision you make affects the outcome of the game. You are a gun for hire, trapped in a war-torn African state, stricken with malaria and forced to make deals with corrupt warlords on both sides of the conflict in order to hunt down your mark – The Jackal. This evil arms dealer has been perpetuating this conflict for years, wreaking havoc on the land and all of its innocent people.
ESRB Rated M
File size 3.85 GB

Game Demos (free)

Madden NFL 12 Demo
Madden NFL 12 continues the rich tradition of the stored franchise, bringing fans closer to the NFL than ever before. Featuring all 32 teams, stadiums, and all your favorite players in the league, Madden NFL 12 is True to the Game. Ride the highs and battle the lows with all-new Dynamic Player Performance. Experience authentic team run-ours and real-life broadcast camera. Play with NFL legends in the game as you build your Madden Ultimate Team.
ESRB Rated E
File size 1.45 GB

Driver: San Francisco Single Demo
With crime lord Charles Jericho now on the loose, San Francisco faces a terrible threat. Only one man can stand against him. His name is John Tanner. He is the DRIVER. Experience the game now in the fast-paced demo that races through the streets of San Francisco!
ESRB Rated T
File size 1.31 GB

Add-on Game Content

ModNation Racers Haunted Parts Pack ($4.99)
Driving skills are the main way to scare off the competition in ModNation Racers, but now you can add some extra creepy visuals to your track creations with the Haunted Props Pack Download the Haunted Parts Pack today!
File size 100 KB

LittleBigPlanet 2 Perseids costume (Free)
(Available for a limited time) The best thing about Sackboy is that you can make him look and act exactly as you want. Download this additional costume and really stand out from the crowd!
File size 110 KB

TestYourself: Attention ($1.99)
Sometimes small details make a big difference. Have you ever got the time wrong and missed your date? Or crossed the street on a red light? Failing to pay attention can have disastrous consequences! Now there’s a fun and easy way to test how well you pay attention – with a new add-on to the psychology-oriented videogame TestYourself. Take a close look at yourself – play TestYourself!
File size 100 KB

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon – Death From Above! Jet Armor Weapon Pack ($2.99)
Airstrikes from Earth Defense Force’s most nimble warriors just got deadlier. Death From Above! The EDF Jet Armor Weapons Pack includes 15 of the EDF’s most powerful weapons in one exclusive supply drop! Enjoy 8 exclusive additions to the Jet Armor’s arsenal, including the Hasslex Hamadryad Grenade Launcher. Trooper and Tactical Armors also receive upgrades like the El Gigante Rocket Launcher. Blow those bugs and their alien technology sky high!
File size 111 KB

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon – Pounds Of Pain! Battle Armor Weapon Pack ($2.99)
Kick that arsenal into high gear with 15 exclusive weapons for EDF’s strength junkies! Pounds of Pain! The EDF Battle Armor Weapons Pack puts brutality on display with 8 new weapons for EDF’s Battle Armor, including the C9 Turnburl x Shotgun. Trooper and Tactical Armors also get exclusive upgrades like the RLF-17 Floorboard Rocket Launcher and the VanSnaster SpreadBurst Assault Rifle. Feel the power of exclusive Earth Defense Force weaponry!
File size 111 KB

Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3: Mobile Suit Pack 2 ($5.99)
Unlocks Kshatrya and its pilot Marida Cruz as a playable character. An additional mission “Day of the Unicorn (Sleeves)” is also included in the pack.
File size 6.46 MB

Mortal Kombat – Freddy Kreuger ($4.99)
Download and play as Freddy Krueger. When Shao Kahn began to steal Earthrealm’s souls Freddy battled the emperor in the Dream Realm. Shao Kahn pulled Freddy into the real world and defeated him. A badly injured yet determined Freddy fitted both his hands with demonically enhanced razor gloves. Once he has killed Shao Kahn he will return to the Dream Realm to torment Earthrealm’s souls for eternity.
File size 100 KB

Mortal Kombat – DLC Warrior Bundle ($14.99)
This DLC bundle contains four downloadable warriors Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain and Freddy Krueger. Buy this bundle and get all four warriors for the price of three. This bundle does not include any other Mortal Kombat Downloadable content. If you have already purchased the Mortal Kombat downloadable warriors individually do not purchase this bundle as you will be charged twice for the same content. Visit for details.
File size 313 KB

Worms 2: Armageddon Forts Pack ($4.99)
The Worms2: Armageddon “Forts Pack” features 20 addictive and challenging single-player levels, based upon a variety of fort-based mission objectives. The “Forts Pack” also includes 10 brand new forts for multi-player battles, 3 new hates, 3 new speech banks, 3 new gravestones, a new “Fort” landscape theme and 12 new Trophies.
File size 199 KB

Worms 2: Armageddon Puzzle Pack ($4.99)
The Worms2: Armageddon “Puzzle Pack” features 20 mind-boggling single-player puzzle missions, designed to test even the most cunning Worms™ players. The “Puzzle Pack” also includes 3 new hats, 3 new speech banks, 3 new gravestones, a new “puzzle” landscape theme and 12 new Trophies.
File size 199 KB

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

  • “Animal (Live)” – Def Leppard ($1.99)
  • “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak” – Def Leppard ($1.99)
  • “Photograph” – Def Leppard ($1.99)
  • “Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)” – Def Leppard ($1.99)
  • “Rock Of Ages” – Def Leppard ($1.99)
  • “Undefeated” – Def Leppard ($1.99)
  • Artist pack ($9.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Def Leppard Pack 01. This pack includes “Animal (Live)”, “Bringin’ On The Heartbreak”, “Photograph”, “Pour Some Sugar On Me (Live)”, “Photograph”, “Rock Of Ages” and “Undefeated”. By Def Leppard

File size: 26 MB – 46 MB (singles), 207 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “Crazy” – Nonpoint ($1.99)
  • “Miracle” – Nonpoint ($1.99)
  • “Positive Force” – Magnus ‘SoulEye’ Pålsson ($0.99)
  • “The Battle Of Lil’ Slugger” – dB soundworks ($0.99)
  • “What’s Left Of Me” – Blessthefall ($1.99)

File size: 20 – 27 MB (singles)


Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad Of Gay Tony – Sale (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And Damned – Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Midnight Club Los Angeles – South Central Ultimate Content Pack – Sale (PS3) (now $6.49, original price $12.50)
Red Dead Redemption – Deadly Assassin Outfit – Sale (PS3) (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
Red Dead Redemption – Golden Guns Weapon Pack – Sale (PS3) (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
Red Dead Redemption – Legends And Killers Pack – Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Red Dead Redemption – Liars And Cheats – Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare Collection (DLC Bundle) – Sale (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare Pack – Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Red Dead Redemption – War Horse Pack – Sale (PS3) (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
Megaman 10 – Mega DLC Bundle – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Megaman 9 – DLC Bundle – Sale (PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Boom Beats – Minis – Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $1.99, original price $3.99)


MotorStorm Helmet Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 8/9 Edition

Starhawk Telling The Story

Mortal Kombat Trailer

RAGE Untethered Trailer Phineas and Ferb: Across The Second Dimension – Gameplay Trailer

BloodRayne: Betrayal Trailer

PS3 Themes

Castlevania: Symphony of The Night Theme ($1.99)

Destination: Seattle Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Orange Flares Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Dynamic Bulldog Theme ($2.99)

Dynamic British Bulldog Theme ($2.99)

After Glow Theme ($1.99)


TestYourself: Psychology Xl (Bundle) ($5.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 8/9 Edition


Gamelion Summer Minis Bundle 2011 ($2.99)

Add Your Own

Erlaxis said:

August 9th, 2:55 pm


We already know that nobody is forcing anyone to pay $30 for Far Cry 2. The complaints are not about that. The complaints are about the unreasonable pricing. People need to express their thoughts about these serious mistakes in pricing, so others are aware of the risk of paying too much for a game. Some people might even buy it by accident, and talking about it is a way to prevent that from happening. And when people stop paying those unreasonable prices, maybe, just MAYBE, publishers will reconsider their pricing policies for digital downloads.

But we can be certain that we don’t have a chance of that happening if we keep accepting those ridiculuos prices.

forsaken_life said:

August 9th, 2:56 pm

march month next year my ps+ will expire and i will never make that mistake again,ps+ is a waste of money and time

JonJonXD said:

August 9th, 2:59 pm

I have another suggestion.

For us PS+ members that pre-order, can our games be pushed via automatic download?

I’d love for this to be downloaded and installed by the time I get home from work.

gearhead32 said:

August 9th, 3:02 pm

@149 I agree that 30 dollars is way too much I have said that earlier on here and yes i would like too see more reasonable prices for ps3 download games more like amazon prices that is a good place too look at for a good price.

triple_lei said:

August 9th, 3:02 pm

Huh, I actually got a lot of these sale items just right now. Good deal…

Mega Man stuff, TestYourself bundle, Boom Beats, Ninjamurai…

theXsilentXchild said:

August 9th, 3:04 pm

@149 words right out of my mouth as I was reading his comments.

talha007 said:

August 9th, 3:08 pm

Hey Morgan idk if ull respond or not but ive been a long time sony supporter ever since i was born i think i had a ps1 and i have bought all the systems you guys have realesed ps1 ps2 ps3 psp and all I ask if u guys is when Crash Bash will arrive on psn its been on Japans Psn for 3 Years what could possibly be stopping you guys from putting it up and whats up with the Dead Psp content havent seen anything good since the outage on psn ??

DCS-Tekken said:

August 9th, 3:11 pm

About FREDDY! darn Time…

OH yeah FREDDY is in the HOUSE!

Got FREDDY so I’m Good…


TarzanSr said:

August 9th, 3:16 pm

Another sad week for PSP users. I’m not surprised since Sony is prepping for the the PS VITA but Sony don’t give up on (or forget about) the PSOne revivals.

Davenport said:

August 9th, 3:19 pm

$30 for a bargain bin game… absolutely ridiculous.

why is there not a single release for the PSP?! way to support your products Sony!!!

Nando_lavras said:

August 9th, 3:19 pm


Driver Demo and Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And Damned for me…


See ya…

GeneralChaz9 said:

August 9th, 3:21 pm

Far Cry 2 for $30? I can pick it up at a bargain bin for $9.99.


August 9th, 3:23 pm

Im impressed

nateprokrasti said:

August 9th, 3:36 pm

When are we getting splinter cell hd trilogy in the US?

Tiago_Play3 said:

August 9th, 3:36 pm



TuttiCicero said:

August 9th, 3:37 pm


You must work for Sony because no one in their right minds would reply to everyone who has pointed out the obvious about the FC2 pricing. Hope you’re getting over time, bud ^_^

Badmamajamma said:

August 9th, 3:46 pm

Far Cry 2 is cheaper new at your local retailer.

brolol07 said:

August 9th, 3:48 pm

I use my PSP Go as my movie device now that they aren’t making ANY games for it.

Dessron said:

August 9th, 3:50 pm

Why is there no downloadable PSP games since PS Vita obviously won’t come out in the US before 2012???

Sevyne said:

August 9th, 3:51 pm

Ya know what? I’m not even going to get upset over the price on Farcry 2. Instead I’m going to point and laugh like I’ve never laughed before at the idiots who actually pay that much for it.

Detective-E said:

August 9th, 3:58 pm

Getting Freddy and maybe SF3, or not. will be getting Freddy of course.

DonCalzone21 said:

August 9th, 4:01 pm

More DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM 3 DLC is all I need. Some decent stuff for PS+ members too!


JrXC said:

August 9th, 4:09 pm

Please tell me when From Dust is getting released on PSN?!

jecs90 said:

August 9th, 4:15 pm

street fighter forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SkyNet003 said:

August 9th, 4:16 pm

“You fail me yet again, Starscream”

Sevyne said:

August 9th, 4:36 pm

Come to think of it; When is Cladun X2 supposed to release? I haven’t seen any news regarding it here, yet it’s supposed to be this month that it comes out.

robdawg1001 said:

August 9th, 4:37 pm

Freddy kruger thats awesome!

DaRKDreAmR said:

August 9th, 4:42 pm

Wow.. nice they could have atleast waited a few weeks before they screwed us with the MK content….. it would have been nice for them to announce that they would have done a season pass thing with all characters like they did with xbox. atleast i wouldnt have had to log on to realize that i could have waited a month or so get all 4 characters for $15 insted of $20. – i guess thats what you get for being a faithful early adopter..

Frodobald said:

August 9th, 4:43 pm

Why are all these whiners always complaining to Sony about prices the publishers set?

onslaughtree said:

August 9th, 4:52 pm

It is such a weird thing to see many gamers here on this blog ask week after week including myself, for psOne titles and yet we do not get many. I would presume that there are alot of things that go into getting the green light to release psOne titles, but damb, I see this as such a huge missed opportunity.
I’m very happy with the steady release of PSN titles and 1 party titles, but someone at sony needs to step up and get the ball rolling on getting more psOne titles released.
I already purchased around 25 psOne titles and I think that Dino Crisis 2 was the last one that I purchased.
I know members of the staff read and reply to many of these comments, so who ever is reading this, know that we have our wallets open and ready to purchase these titles, all we need from you ” SONY “, are titles to purchase….Gamers speak with their wallets.

Daigen said:

August 9th, 5:03 pm

Sweet update! Looking forward to PLAY!

Gnordy said:

August 9th, 5:12 pm

I may have impulse bought Far Cry 2 at $20. Oh well, as many have pointed out it is easy to find cheap in store. Maybe a PS+ discount would help. After all, we already have the game downloaded from the trial.

RidleysBox said:

August 9th, 5:14 pm

Far Cry 2 … Amazon $18
PSN $30

Last Week:

Dragon Age without Expansion … $30
Dragon Age with Expansion … $18 on Origin 40% off sale.

Your marketing department needs some serious work. The PSP digital download prices are just as bad. Valkyrie Chronicles is still $40, while the UMD is less than $20.

gearhead32 said:

August 9th, 5:36 pm

@164 LOL I i wish i was getting paid no problem just wanna help out and point out the obvious over price on Far Cry 2 and maybe this over pricing of ps3 download games will end wishful thinking but, hey might as well give it a shot.

gearhead32 said:

August 9th, 5:39 pm

I should be hired as a price consultant for sony on the psn store pricing it really needs a lot of help

kirafung said:

August 9th, 5:39 pm

Got RDR undead nightmare pack right away

achmetha said:

August 9th, 5:50 pm

Great update. Plan on preordering AT LEAST two of the PLAY promotional games.

On a different note, any chance the PS3 will be updated so that Youtube videos can play in HD and not 240p? It looks so horrible…

footballrule said:

August 9th, 5:59 pm

Madden 12 demo!

Catharasis said:

August 9th, 6:04 pm

Sorry, but I am tired of hearing about ps1 games!! Go to EBay and buy them. I never sell my games and still have all my ps1 and 2 games, if I want to play them I just break them out. This is 2011, not 1997!!!!!!!!! Quit whining and enjoy what’s out there for the ps3!

Hooligantuan said:

August 9th, 6:13 pm

Oh em eff gee, these Mega Man games are JAPANESE?

I mean the title and everything. The manual. Is it that hard to have a translation overlay/layer? Or just offer the English language version to the North American playerbase? Seriously.

Stupid me for being all “Oh neat, the games I already have since the NES are cheaper, I’ma just get ’em for the PlayStation, too.”

This is super Japanese with new menus and stuff. No idea what I am doing. I feel extremely lucky to be able to start up a playthrough. What the dang.

gearhead32 said:

August 9th, 6:17 pm

@189 I am tired of hearing the overboard whining about ps1 games as well I got my ps3 too play ps3 retail games and psn download games not too go back in time and play ps1 games I have a ps2 for that.

GuZ_707 said:

August 9th, 6:18 pm

the freddy DLC is awesome!..i got the red dead redemption undead nightmare i liked this update, THANKS!

BakaHirata said:

August 9th, 6:29 pm

I realize the PS3 and the PC are two different platforms, but something really has to be said when PSN charges $29.99 for Far Cry 2, while I was able to get both Far Cry 1 and 2 from Steam for less than $10 not too long ago.

Tank_Baked said:

August 9th, 6:33 pm

That a boy Morgan get that 1 reply in and take off for the day . The more things stay the same , the more things stay the same .


BranWheatKillah said:

August 9th, 6:40 pm

I would be thrilled to stop receiving Sega games as the “free” game each week for PS+ members. Every single one of these games is on the Ultimate Genesis Collection. PS+ hasn’t been exciting since the outtage in April. Please, bring back the PS+ I remember. I miss the quality.

gearhead32 said:

August 9th, 6:42 pm

@193 totally agree there is no excuse for charging 30 dollars for far cry 2 is way too much i could see maybe 15 dollars for the game but even that would be overpriced it should be 10 dollars with the dlc with it as well.

MAFIA_011 said:

August 9th, 6:57 pm

Please I Want inFAMOUS 2 ( Good & Evil ) Avatar For US Very Much .

ninjaluke84 said:

August 9th, 7:01 pm

:( Square Enix you are letting me down. I want to download Final Fantasy V and VI and Parasite Eve II and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

DarqueDragon said:

August 9th, 7:10 pm

I gotta agree that $30 for Far Cry 2 is super expensive. I actually bought the game about a month or two ago and only paid $8.
It sucks that there is nothing good this week. I already have Comix Zone (as part of the Sonic Ultimate Genesis Collection). The only thing interesting for me this week is the Driver demo and the MK DLC. Glad I waited on getting the characters.

onslaughtree said:

August 9th, 7:25 pm

The thing is, pspGo users such as myself, sold off all of our UMD disks when we puchased the all digital pspGo.
So we are forced to purchase all of our psp content from PSN.
I think that we pspGo users have a solid argument when it comes to buying PSP/PsOne games.
We cannot take advantage of sales from amazon/ ebay & gamestop/ like psp slim/phat owners, because of the digital nature of the pspGo, so the next best thing to do is voice our opinion to sony.
My personal goal is to repurchase all of my favorite psOne titles that I sold,
Ape Escape
Elimental Gearbolt
Tobal #2
Rival Schools

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