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PlayStation Store Update

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

Hi Everyone –
We say goodbye to 2011 with one last PlayStation Store update; just in time for those looking to warm the winter nights with some great content from PlayStation Network.

New PSN Games this week include All Zombies Must Die. This twin-stick shooter is taken to lofty new heights with a bevy of RPG features, four player co-op and optional PlayStation Move support. You’ll also want to check out Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD. This remake of the influential original puts you in the shoes of the High Plains Drifter with an all new coat of paint that you won’t want to miss.

The Splinter Cell HD Collection released earlier this year, but it’s now broken up into individual games. Want to pick up only one title in the trilogy? Now you can. The original Trilogy bundle is of course, still available, and may stand as the better deal should you wish to purchase all three.

Two great new additions in the PS3 Full Game category are also arriving this week. For an amazing gaming experience for all ages, you can now download Carnival Island, playable with PlayStation Move. Packed with a ton of great games and activities, you’ll be amazed how it uses the Move controller to create an entirely new sense of immersion. Motorstorm Apocalypse arrives as well, where you’ll race in an almost completely abandoned city that offers the perfect playground for MotorStorm’s electric brand of brutal street racing.

That’s it for the year! From everyone at PlayStation, thank you for a wonderful 2011, and we look forward to sharing more amazing experiences only available on PlayStation Network in 2012!

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

Full Game Trials: Carnival Island
MotorStorm Apocalypse

PSN Games

All Zombies Must Die (Move) ($9.99)
Just think – in a short while – you could be blasting your way through ranks of brain-hungry monsters, making bizarre weapons and completing crazy quests. All that could be yours if you just buy the game! Remember, All Zombies Must Die! We need you!
ESRB rated T
File size 313 MB

Oddworld: Strangers Wrath HD ($14.99)
In the dusty, undeveloped wastelands of Western Mudos, cantankerous townsfolk find their settlements besieged by belligerent outlaws. Along comes Stranger, a tall, dark and enigmatic bounty hunter with a mission to capture troublemakers and scoundrels and return them to civilized townships.
ESRB rated T
File size 3.17 GB

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell HD($14.99)
This third-person action shooter puts you in control of Sam Fisher, an ex-CIA, ex-Navy SEAL summoned by the National Security Agency. As a Splinter Cell for the NSA’s secret sub-agency dubbed Third Echelon, Fisher is granted the “Fifth Freedom” to do whatever it takes to protect the country.
ESRB rated T
File size 2.53 GB

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory HD ($14.99)
Fresh from the East Timor operations, Fisher is now put on the front lines of information warfare. The year is 2008 and the world is suffering from citywide blackouts, stock exchange sabotage, and electronic hijacking of national defense systems.
ESRB rated M
File size 4.80 GB

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow HD ($14.99)
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow takes players back to the shadowy world of Third Echelon – a special spy unit using high-tech weapons and equipment in defense of their government. Play special agent Sam Fisher as you travel to far-off corners of the world and determine who can be trusted.
ESRB rated T
File size 2.92 GB

PS3 Full Games

Carnival Island ($39.99)
Experience the joy of classic family-friendly fun in more than 35 carnival games and attractions. Using the PlayStation Move motion controller’s precise tracking technology, every toss, roll, throw, spin, and slam is translated directly into the game for extremely accurate and responsive gameplay.
ESRB rated E
File size 2.46 GB

MotorStorm Apocalypse ($59.99)
A major metropolitan city has been hit by a massive earthquake. With all of its unstable skyscrapers, fiery subway tunnels, twisting bridges and more, the almost completely abandoned city offers the perfect playground for MotorStorm’s electric brand of brutal street racing.
ESRB rated T
File size 6.63 GB

Game Demos (free)

Carnival Island Demo
Experience the joy of classic family-friendly fun in more than 35 carnival games and attractions. Using the PlayStation Move motion controller’s precise tracking technology, every toss, roll, throw, spin, and slam is translated directly into the game for extremely accurate and responsive gameplay. Whether you’re 5 or 65, family game night just got a lot more fun!
ESRB rated E
File size 2.04 GB

Add-on Game Content

MotorStorm Apocalypse New Year’s Livery (free)
Happy New Year from the MotorStorm team! Deck out your vehicle with this livery pack and rock in the New Year MotorStorm style!
File size 100 KB

Saints Row The Third: Warrior Pack ($2.99)
The Warrior Pack adds four combat-ready outfits to your wardrobe. Antiques never go out of style with the Knight of Steelport Armor, or go for something a little more revealing with the Warrior Princess outfit. Bring out your inner samurai with the Kabuki Warrior Outfit or choose the Intergalactic Warrior Outfit for an out of this world look.
File size 1.7 MB

PS one Classics

Klonoa: Door to Phantomile ($5.99)
Enter the land of Phantomile with Klonoa and his ring spirit, Huepow, to defeat the villainous Ghadius and his accomplice, Joka.
ESRB rated E
File size 433 MB

Game Videos (free)

PlayStation Home Platinum’D Episodes 1-3

PlayStation Home Platinum’D Episodes 4-6

PlayStation Home Platinum’D Episodes 7-10

PS3 Themes

Liverpool Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Real Madrid Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

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PlatinumKB said:

December 27th, 10:57 am

Man i was hoping for some new bundles… is this really it….. *sigh i guess ill get myself RDR bundle

Visage said:

December 27th, 10:57 am

thanks for another week of great content!

zooyork198 said:

December 27th, 10:58 am

Wow this is a really small update. And nothing appealing to me… Oh well

Sonicfan11589 said:

December 27th, 10:58 am

Anything to look forward to in 2012? PSN-related? or are u not allowed to reveal or even hint at it?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    December 29th, 2:55 pm

    Journey and Papa y Yo are two titles we’ve announced for 2012 that will really define what it is to game on PSN. Watch for news on these titles next year!

smallgaffer said:

December 27th, 11:00 am

Looks like you used the All Zombies must die! Description for Oddworld

zzamaro said:

December 27th, 11:00 am

Earliest update of the year…funny and ironic…This is how should be all year in each weekly update.

exChardude said:

December 27th, 11:01 am

Kind of a weak update, but at least it’s early.

krae_man said:

December 27th, 11:01 am

Wait, where’s Klonoa?

mywhitenoise said:

December 27th, 11:01 am

$60 for Motorstorm!? What a joke!

That game was on sale for $30 most of last month, and the fact that this is a DIGITAL only copy at full price, makes it even worse.

that-acmilan-guy said:

December 27th, 11:01 am

You guys really need to fix the digital full ps3 game pricing. I can get motorstorm under 30$ in retail :\

darksno said:

December 27th, 11:01 am

Not an impressive store update :/ I want moar of those Winter RPG games to come out, as well as see some new PSP games come over to North America. Totally jealous of the Japanese right now :/

grzajabarkus said:

December 27th, 11:02 am

This is suppose to be an update? Might as well not even do an update this week. BTW, stop posting “thanks for the great content” because moat updates are trash.

joemamabob87 said:

December 27th, 11:02 am

yeah #1: zombies must die isn’t oddworld stranger’s wrath.
#2: legend of dragoon =(
whelp oh well may get oddworld.

JH-FallenReaper said:

December 27th, 11:02 am

great update cause have like 4 games on hold but speaking of motorstorm apocalypse ive tried to get on it a couple of times since probably summer and all it says is connection problems and wont let me play online i want to play that game but it wont let me and its only that game all my other games work fine might have to sell it and buy another racing cause thats my only one!

nitroz76 said:

December 27th, 11:04 am

Lamest update…

And when is PSN going to be online for the PS Vita?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    December 29th, 2:56 pm

    PSN should be online for Vita when it launches here in the US this February.

androvsky said:

December 27th, 11:04 am

Whatever happened to Phantasy Star Portable 2? One of the best selling PSP games on PSN last month, this month it’s gone?

krae_man said:

December 27th, 11:04 am

Also Charging MSRP for downloadable versions of retail games months after release while you give retailers discounts allowing them to charge less then MSRP is just crazy.

JH-FallenReaper said:

December 27th, 11:05 am

guys any suggestions i want to get something off PSN but dont really know of any good games i only have OKABU on psn!

DeathGazer said:

December 27th, 11:07 am

MS: Apocalypse for $60???

Hope that’s a typo.

KazeEternal said:

December 27th, 11:08 am

Man you guys weren’t kidding when you said this weeks update would be sparse. Will we be seeing Crisis Core:Final Fantasy VII and the two Star Ocean releases for PSP released on the store before the Vita releases? Might give me some added incentive to buy one of those over priced 32 gig memory sticks (why isn’t there a 64 gig or 128 gig stick? why are these so damned expensive?)

mixedkidbx said:

December 27th, 11:09 am

LOL….. anytime the PSN store update goes up before 5pm EST you know the update is gonna suck

megamixer said:

December 27th, 11:11 am

Wow @ that MS:A price. Best Buy had it on sale for $5 just a few days ago. I picked it up a couple weeks after launch for only $20 new. Charging $60 for it now is not the way to help an already hurting brand. :(

Kchow23 said:

December 27th, 11:11 am

Have the Last of Us dynamic and static themes been fixed? They don’t support 1080p.

remanutd5 said:

December 27th, 11:14 am

Motorstorm Apocalypse !!!!!!! hey dont you guys think its time to add Motorstorm Apocalypse to the greatest Hits ? i mean the game got a lot of deals this past holidays and it was even sold out at some online retailers like bestbuy.com , i hope you guys made a typo mistake , it should be $39.99 . btw Motorstorm Apocalypse is my goty 2011 !!!!! happy holidays to all lunatics !!!!

LUNATICS UNITE !!!

Ender_Bean said:

December 27th, 11:14 am

All you guys complaining about the small update seem to forget that the PlayStation people also have people they want to spend the holidays with. Most are probably not at work right now, and the ones that are decided to put something out so we, the players, could have something to look at. It’s Christmas and New Years. Kind of a given that it would be like that.

mixedkidbx said:

December 27th, 11:15 am

Oh and anyone who would pay the prices PSN charges for full retail games, is just plain crazy. They charge you way more on PSN than what u could buy in stores for a lot cheaper

superfriar19 said:

December 27th, 11:15 am

so the last update of the year is far and away the worst update of the year. nice.

dimitri_2841 said:

December 27th, 11:16 am

Thats Whats up

VatitosLocos said:

December 27th, 11:17 am

Not a really good week for updates

jgrizzle358 said:

December 27th, 11:17 am

the PlayStation Blocast guys said we were getting Klonoa today :(

avanfreak23 said:

December 27th, 11:17 am

Worst update of the year i agree, well they already release everything, we can’t ask too much. for the next on January has to be amazing, wonder what they will give free for PS+

jgrizzle358 said:

December 27th, 11:17 am

blogcast* sorry

lobotomies4free said:

December 27th, 11:18 am

Thanks for more Oddworld

tacotaskforce said:

December 27th, 11:22 am

Gotta say, these holiday store updates have been pretty pathetic. You guys have been thoroughly creamed by Steam this year. Try stepping up your game next year.

digiboy123 said:

December 27th, 11:22 am

Eh… nothing really good this week. I was interested in MotorStorm Apocalypse but then seen it was $60. Bring the price down and you’ll have a buyer.

UltraRazpacho said:

December 27th, 11:24 am

I think it’s funny people were expecting a great update right after Christmas.

I’ll be getting AZMD, Oddworld, and possibly Klonoa.

KwietStorm said:

December 27th, 11:25 am

Earliest update ever. Motorstorm Apocalypse was underappreciated but you guys are out of your minds charging full price. Its almost the price of a rental at retail. I’m getting Oddworld.

mixedkidbx said:

December 27th, 11:27 am

the beginning of the new year in the past on PSN has always been just as bad as the end of the year update, so i wouldnt get your hopes up too much

QuantumMercury said:

December 27th, 11:28 am

Haha, wow well so much for holding out for the holiday sale. I thought there was going to be a bunch of the best selling games on sale. Oh well there is always next year.

tk102 said:

December 27th, 11:28 am

Oh man, no Rock Band 3 songs?? For the first time in months, I was truly extremely excited for the new songs this week. Gahhhh

evil23alej said:

December 27th, 11:28 am

Guess I’ll buy the two PSN Games to play later besides that nothing else since I have Splinter Cell and I’ll try the two FULL PS3 games.

It’s funny that you guys put the Motorstorm Apocalypse game for $59.99 I though it would have been at least $29.99 or $39.99 the most. Um what’s with the description of Oddworld: Strangers Wrath HD is it the SAME GAME never knew it had zombies. There goes the proofreading should have posted it later so, you could check to make sure everything is right. STOP COPYING AND PASTING.

@everyone: They mention that it wasn’t going to be a big update cause the year is over it always happens at this time.

jeffsmither said:

December 27th, 11:30 am

Just checked the Store and Klonoa was on it!

ATFrez said:

December 27th, 11:32 am

Heads up, Grace. Oddworld has the description for All Zombies Must Die. You may want to fix that. :-)

daffy5150 said:

December 27th, 11:32 am

@2 “thanks for another week of great content!”

What’s up with the same generic auto-reply comment every week? Care to expand on that, because many weeks I just don’t see this “great content” you’re referring to. Certainly not this week.

megamixer said:

December 27th, 11:38 am

Rather than laying down another boring old ‘review’ I’ll just leave these statistics here.

-> Games Released Per Platform
PS1-i: 8
PCE: 10
PS2: 11
PSP: 28
PSN-P: 29
PS1: 34
PS3: 50
Minis: 88
PSN-3: 132

There you have it. Twel… *recalls PSN outage* er, Eleven months worth of games across nine platforms.

Make of this what you will. Any questions?

-> Quarterly Release Data
PS1-i
Q1: 3 | Q2: 0 | Q3: 5 | Q4: 0

PCE
Q1: 0 | Q2: 10 | Q3: 0 | Q4: 0

PS2
Q1: 0 | Q2: 0 | Q3: 0 | Q4: 11

PSP
Q1: 13 | Q2: 5 | Q3: 4 | Q4: 6

PSN-P
Q1: 19 | Q2: 2 | Q3: 5 | Q4: 3

PS1
Q1: 18 | Q2: 4 | Q3: 3 | Q4: 9

PS3
Q1: 8 | Q2: 4 | Q3: 8 | Q4: 30

Minis
Q1: 20 | Q2: 25 | Q3: 30 | Q4: 13

PSN-3
Q1: 31 | Q2: 25 | Q3: 37 | Q4: 39

-> Average Pricing

PS1-i: $5.99
PCE: $5.99
PS2: $9.99
PSP: $28.20
PSN-P: $8.36
PS1: $6.69
PS3: $33.03
Minis: $3.74
PSN-3: $11.74

[Bonus]
-> Comments // Replies
(not including this week)

Q1: 2361 // 007
Q2: 3972 // 010
Q3: 3276 // 111
Q4: 2390 // 140

Total: 11999 // 268

excaliber45 said:

December 27th, 11:39 am

Funny thing is I dreamt somehow of the Store update and how it’d be lacking…turns out some dreams do come true

TheLittlestBowl said:

December 27th, 11:40 am

http://gyazo.com/2b0ed378e01f2a68af3d8991379e6bed.png?1325014277

motorstorm apocalypse at ebgames ^

just wow….

KidCommando said:

December 27th, 11:40 am

I expect complainers and I have whined many times on this blog, but some of you people need to relax.

This update follows Christmas and is before New Years. You are lucky to even get an update today at all.

Of course it is not going to be a powerhouse update, get your expectations in check, geez.

excaliber45 said:

December 27th, 11:41 am

@ megamixer Dang Sony really didn’t want to talk to us once you take a good look at those numbers; just what kind of house is Tretton and Hirai running?

Gnordy said:

December 27th, 11:41 am

I would like to get Carnival Island for the kids, but since they just got a bunch of new toys, I might as well wait for a sale or price drop.

My feedback, there are many retail games I would be willing to buy on PSN, but the pricing is consistently out of line with retail. I would love having the game on my hard drive, but I am not willing to pay a premium for that option.

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