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PlayStation Store Update

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Hi Everyone –
It’s a banner week for the PlayStation Store with the debut of great new titles, an out of this world PlayStation Plus update, the return of some treasured classics and much more.


Make your first stop this week with Awesomenauts. PlayStation Plus subscribers know from last week’s May preview that this title is free this month starting today! This colorfully action packed 2D online multiplayer battler with split-screen gameplay drops you in frantic online environments. Unlock loads of new abilities and characters for your arsenal, get in on the co-op action and storm the online arenas in Awesomenauts! Read up more on the game in PlayStation.Blog’s post with tons of info and screens from the game.


Then power up your PS Vita and download Mortal Kombat. Featuring the same over the top combat and fidelity from the console release, this version brings all-new PS Vita exclusive content (kontent?) like 150 new Challenge Tower missions that incorporate the DLC characters (like Freddy Krueger!), while also integrating the front touchscreen and accelerometer in ways that enhance the complete Mortal Kombat experience. Read more from the blog’s coverage on the PS Vita edition of Mortal Kombat.

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This week also offers a healthy dose of the classics. In the PS2 Classics category, two great games are available to download in their original glory: Max Payne and Rayman 2 Revolution. Rockstar’s Max Payne follows a gritty noir tale infused with action packed gameplay. Check it out as a great way to get prepared for the imminent release of PS3 game Max Payne 3 on 5/15. Rayman 2 Revolution delivers an adventure taking gamers to a dream-like world in which they must prevent invasion from robot pirates. It’s fun for the whole family!

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Old-school RPG fans won’t want to miss Legend of Dragoon arriving to the PS one Classics section as well. Featuring a classic JRPG story, riveting combat and a unique art style; relive this adventure or experience it for the first time starting today.

PlayStation Plus subscribers, this month’s content kicks off with a bang with the already mentioned free Awesomenauts, but also Trine 2 and two banner PS one classics with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Castlevania Chronicles. You can also now access the hotly anticipated PixelJunk 4am beta. Download the online viewer beta before anyone else and get in on this never before seen (or heard) experience. Don’t forget, PixelJunk 4am releases PSN-wide on 5/15.

There’s much more arriving this week, including PSN Game Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time, new PSN Minis, and all new PS3 Full Games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2! Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below and come back next week to see what’s new in the PlayStation Store, or join the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the Official PlayStation Store Update thread.

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

Exclusives: Early Access:
Pixel Junk 4am Closed Viewer Beta
Velocity (Free PS mini)
Free Downloads: PSN Games:
Awesomenauts
Trine 2
Minis:
Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims
Velocity
PS one Classics:
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania Chronicles
Full Game Trials:
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Disney Universe
Themes:
Samurai Dynamic Theme
Discounts: PSN Games:
Disney Universe (PS Plus Price: $15.00)

PSN Games

Awesomenauts ($9.99)
It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!
ESRB rated T
File size 683 MB

Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich Of Time ($7.49)
Fallen off a cliff? Burning in lava? Just had your latest invention crushed by a frozen polar bear? Avoid all this with Doc Clock’s amazing Time Slider. Enjoy the first Doc Clock time travelling adventure! Invent almost anything out of everything you find, from catapults to incredible flying machines.
ESRB rated E
File size 298 MB

PS Vita Games

Mortal Kombat ($39.99)
Take the Kombat to the streets; fight anywhere, anytime, all in the palm of your hand.
ESRB rated M
File size 3 GB

PS3 Full Games

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ($19.99)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 features online vehicle warfare on huge maps, each with a different tactical focus. The destruction delivered by the powerful Frostbite engine allows players to demolish buildings and blow holes in walls to create new gameplay possibilities.
ESRB rated M
File size 9.6 GB

Disney Universe ($29.99)
Disney Universe is an off-the-wall non-stop action adventure where Disney worlds and characters mix up for the first time. Suit up in iconic costumes and face challenges in legendary Disney worlds.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 5.4 GB

Game Demos (free)

Awesomenauts
It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!
ESRB rated T
File size 683 MB

Dirt Showdown
Welcome to the DiRT Showdown demo! Experience full-impact confrontational racing in the 8 Ball event in San Francisco. Boost and barge your way to the finish but watch out for your opponents on the brutal cross-overs. Challenge a friend to play online and unlock the multiplayer Rampage event to satisfy your appetite for destruction in a chaotic demolition derby!
ESRB rated E10+
File size 963 MB

GT Academy 2012
Sony Computer Entertainment America and Nissan North America have joined forces again for the 2nd season of the innovative GT Academy racing competition Think you got what it takes to become a professional race car driver? Download GT Academy 2012 and compete against your friends in an eight-step qualification program designed to craft your virtual-to-reality racing skills to competition levels. Will you become the next GT Academy winner?
ESRB rated E
File size 3 GB

PS Vita Demos (Free)

Sumioni: Demon Arts
Take control of Agura, a Sumioni, or “Inkdemon”, who’s been called upon to white out a blot of evil upon feudal Japan. Guide him through 2D side-scrolling levels and unleash his powers by drawing brush strokes on the touchscreen. Create paths to traverse, cast magic spells and even summon powerful creatures to do your bidding! In this demo, play 3 of the 30 available stages, with access to one of the two summon creatures.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 288 MB

PS3 Add-ons

Dead Space DLC Bundle ($9.99)
This bundle includes all of the downloadble suit and weapon content packs for Dead Space. There are no refunds for this item.
File size 125 MB

MotorStorm RC Add Ons (x6) (free – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

SSX Mt. Eddie Pack ($5.99)
Welcome to Mt. Eddie! Where there’s plenty of big air and the trick points run like… well, trick points. Mt. Eddie features 9 new Race and Trick drops, and is filled with huge kickers, ridiculous grinds, a halfpipe, and fireworks – the classic SSX experience! This pack also includes 3 classic music tracks.
File size 55 MB

SSX: Classic Characters Pack ($5.99)
Relive the SSX glory days with the SSX Classic Characters Pack. Get 7 classic SSX characters from SSX 3 and Tricky: Elise, Mac, Zoe, Kaori, Psymon, Moby, and Eddie, each with alternate outfits and a unique snowboard. Ride in style with Eddie’s crazy shirts, Psymon’s spiky hair, Moby’s riding helmet, Kaori’s panda backpack and more.
File size 188 MB

SSX: Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Pack ($7.99)
Welcome to Mt. Eddie! Featuring 9 new Race and Trick drops, Mt. Eddie is filled with huge kickers, ridiculous grinds, a halfpipe, and fireworks – the classic SSX experience! You also get 7 classic SSX characters from SSX 3 and Tricky, each with alternate outfits and a unique snowboard, plus 3 classic music tracks.
File size 241 MB

Saints Row: The Third – Steelport Gangs Pack ($2.99)
Get some new gangwear for your wardrobe with six new outfits. Disguise yourself as a Morningstar Soldier or blend in with the Luchador Specialist crowd. You can even try out the Decker cyberpunk style and get in touch with your inner techno-goth!
File size 1.71 MB

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Add ons (x5) ($1.99 – $4.99)
Various add on content.
File size 2.08 MB – 8.31 MB

Rocksmith – The Police Song Pack (Bundle) ($7.99)
File size 9.46 MB

Rocksmith – Message In A Bottle By The Police ($2.99)
File size 3.64 MB

Rocksmith – Roxanne By The Police ($2.99)
File size 2.26 MB

Rocksmith – Synchronicity II By The Police ($2.99)
File size 3.56 MB

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

  • “ONLY ONE” – Yellowcard ($1.99)
  • “TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE” – Eddie Money ($1.99)
  • “DROPS OF JUPITER (TELL ME)” – Train ($1.99)

File size: 27 – 32 MB (singles)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “HOPE & RUIN” – The Trews ($0.99)
  • “NEVER… AGAIN” – All Shall Perish (1.99)
  • “SAY” – The Asbestos ($0.99)
  • “CHEESY POP SONG” – A Talking Fish ($0.99)
  • “RISE AND SHINE” – Destruction of a Rose ($0.99)

File size: 15 – 32 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

MotorStorm RC Add Ons (x6) (free – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB

Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen The Mirror Spirits ($4.99)
Face off against an army of gruesome, otherworldly creatures who wreak havok throughout Utakata, and learn their secret connection to the Tenma Mirrors. NOTE: You must download the latest patch, and complete the game once in order to unlock the downloadable content.
File size 100 KB

Updates

101-In-1 Megamix+Fading Shadows Bundle (Price Change) (PSP) (now $10.99, original price $13.99)
Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich Of Time (Sale) (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $9.99)
Fading Shadows Digital (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Daxter (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $15.99)
God of War: Ghost of Sparta Full Game (Price Change) (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
King Of Pool (Price Change) (PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Monochrome Racing – Minis (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Robin Hood: The Return Of Richard – Minis & Monochrome Racing – Minis Bundle (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $4.99, original price $5.99)
Robin Hood: The Return Of Richard – Minis (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Stardrone Extreme Skip (Price Change) (PS3) (now Free, original price $0.99)
Trine 2 (Sale) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
Urbanix – Minis (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
Zack Zero (Price Change) (PS3) (now $7.99, original price $12.99)
StarDrone (PS3)(now $3.99, original price $7.99)

Game Videos (free)

Disney’S Epic Mickey 2 Announce Trailer

Max Payne 3 – Design And Tech Series Video #4

Spec Ops: The Line – Community Gameplay Trailer

UFC Undisputed 3 – International Pack Trailer

The Walking Dead – Playing Dead: Episode 3 (Trailer)

PS3 Themes

3D Abstract Sculptures Static Theme ($1.49)

Collide o Scope by Luke Insect ($2.99)

Dream Cars Static Theme ($1.49)

Dynamic M249 SAW Theme ($2.99)

Headhunter Jungle Girl Static Theme ($1.49)

Naughty Geisha 2 Static Theme ($1.49)

Shannon’s Entropy Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

The Outer Woods by Kustaa Saksi ($2.99)

PSone Classics

Legend of Dragoon ($5.99)
File size 1.14 GB

PS2 Classics

Max Payne ($9.99)
Max Payne has nothing to lose, and all he wants is justice. Take control of him in this hardboiled thriller.
File size 4.1 GB

Rayman 2 Revolution ($9.99)
Robot pirates are invading! Become Rayman and use your powerful limbs to beat back the enemy! Download Rayman 2 Revolution today!
File size 4.2 GB

Bundles

Call Of Duty: Black Ops With First Strike ($49.99)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 With Stimulus Package ($29.99)

Dead Space Super Bundle ($29.99)

Music

flOw – Original Soundtrack from the Video Game ($4.99)

Starhawk Original Soundtrack from the Video Game ($9.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims ($2.99)
File size 18.2 MB

PSP Themes

Superfeierabend PSP Theme ($1.49)

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soulzonik said:

May 1st, 9:27 pm

The euro PS Store has received last week some Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II avatars.

Are they going to appear on the US Store as well? Please, say yes =(

Foreignspade said:

May 1st, 9:32 pm

Please consider adding Dark Cloud 1 & 2 to PS2 Classics, for they truly are classics!

SquareSide said:

May 1st, 9:55 pm

Props on having Legend of Dragoon at $5.99.^^

LordAbsu said:

May 1st, 10:05 pm

Big, big props to unsung heroes David Alonzo and George Weising, indeed! To everybody involved not just in bringing this game to us, but at such a considerate price point in these trying financial times!

Also: LEGEND OF LEGAIA FOR PS3/PSP TOTALLY NEEDS TO HAPPEN!

And Suikoden 2! Star cracking Konami heads!>:D

And Brave Fencer Musashi! Grrraaaah!! So many great PSOne Classics left to stick on PSN!!

Ichywawa said:

May 1st, 10:12 pm

Hey all you legend of dragoon fans out there (like me), this is our second chance to send sony a message (with our $, not just a petition) that we want more, even if you dont have time to play it right now, pick it up now and play it later.

anyone hear anything about how long before the vita will be playing ps1 classics? i got my psp years ago, hoping to one day play LoD on it, but nothing was never announced, then just weeks after i trade in my psp for a vita, they announced it. i know someone said in the past that there were still plans for this.

ssmarcos3 said:

May 1st, 10:45 pm

The Legend of Dragoon yes!!! I never got to beat it because it always froze at the end now i get to, thank you very much Sony.

DINGOXL said:

May 1st, 10:59 pm

ok, so i can understand several reasons why q-games has a limited beta on the performer version of the game but i have been on pixeljunk 4am for an hour now and there are no performers. so on drop day no one who has a beta code at 11 pm pst is playing? i would love to try this game out. i could be beta testing it right now. im a plus member with a move. hell i have 4 move controllers and 4 nav controllers and have been a musician for 25 years and a dj for 15 and eagerly waiting to try this game. please pass out a few more beta codes.

Elvick_ said:

May 1st, 11:10 pm

@waranabatokwa; Go to Frozenbyte’s official forums, they’re good about costumer service, but you have to meet them half way… by actually posting where they’ll see it. This is not the place. Send you a PM in case you never read this.

Elvick_ said:

May 1st, 11:23 pm

Hey, please work on getting Wild Arms 3, 4, 5 and Alter Code F up on the PlayStation Store.

I’d think that XSeed would be fine with it, they’re the ones that localized them. It’s Sony’s IP… and we have Wild Arms and Wild Arms 2 as PSone Classics. It’d be awesome to have every Wild Arms game on PSN. We have XF too, also localized by XSeed, and it’s even supported on PSVita.

Speaking of Wild Arms… it would also be nice if you put up the Wild Arms: Twilight Venom anime on the PS Store… I have it on DVD, but I’d buy it digitally too. <3 Wild Arms… still hope for more. Media.Vision and Sony… make it happen on PSVita…

I miss Wild Arms. ):

Piccolonjim13 said:

May 1st, 11:43 pm

Symphony of the Night!!!! Can you tell I’m a fan? ::cough:: Alucard avatar ::cough::

And Legend Of Dragoon?! This was such a nostalgia inducing update! And hey SONY! I’m STILL waiting for a sequel to that amazing game! :P

Adelflame said:

May 2nd, 12:03 am

Mind if i ask, wheres my SFXT update? :(

Flesch_Eater000 said:

May 2nd, 12:32 am

so betas dont get released to non ps plus anymore when did this start? sony when are whe going to get our next update of psp games we can play on the vita? add more psp games in the psn store including the psp resistance games i want to play these on the vita while waiting for burning skies to come out. i need more psp games to play on the vita so i can have a variety to play. i got the stinking thing and i dont even use it because the games out for it pretty much suck. also why was retribution removed from the store? you have to put the games in the psn store since we cant use our umd’s.

neuropunk said:

May 2nd, 2:41 am

I know it was a mistake, that originally the PSN team listed Max Payne 2 releasing this week. I am very disappointed to find out it is the first one, since I have finished that several times, yet never finished the second one.

So, is Max Payne 2 going to be on the store, and soon or long time from now?

John-Shooter said:

May 2nd, 4:39 am

nothing to go ape about yet again… all the more time to sink into FFXI and FFXIV again..

GEMINIVice said:

May 2nd, 4:43 am

Legend of Dragoon!!!!

‘Bout damn time!

madhukrishna9999 said:

May 2nd, 4:52 am

good

acwey said:

May 2nd, 7:25 am

PSN + is the best program ever. With good reason this is a marquee initiative on ps3. I pity xbox live gold users.

By the way, the digital version of Mortal Kombat Vita is not discounted, just like UMvC 3. Any reason why?
Dont get me wrong, I bought them both.

Keep them coming PSN+! Thank you!

gameman15 said:

May 2nd, 8:22 am

I’m sorry to tell you this but I may not getting or playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 for 2 reasons:

1) It has online trophies/achievements (I only buy games publised by Electronic Arts that only included offline trophies/achivements and no online trophies/achievements or no trophies/achievements at all).

2) My PC can not handle it (My mom has this game for PC and was told by an employee at Best Buy that it was a junky game because almost every single PC can not handle it).

mfabianpcloud said:

May 2nd, 8:26 am

PSone Classics

Legend of Dragoon ($5.99)
File size 1.14 GB
not in singapore why its not fair

Demonhunter84 said:

May 2nd, 9:54 am

Bought Legend of Dragoon, never played it before and really looking forward to playing it this weekend. Glad to see Max Payne and Rayman 2 Revolution having played Max Payne but never Rayman 2. Keep those PS2 Classics coming, you guys!

Squiggle55 said:

May 2nd, 10:08 am

@acwey “By the way, the digital version of Mortal Kombat Vita is not discounted, just like UMvC 3. Any reason why? don’t get me wrong, I bought them both”

I think you answered your own question. I kind of hope more people won’t buy the digital version of anything if it costs the same as retail. As we move into a digital only future I can only hope game companies realize they are saving money that they should pass on to us.

neuropunk said:

May 2nd, 10:16 am

Wow, you guys mess up and won’t even say anything about Max Payne 2, or answer questions about it.

acwey said:

May 2nd, 10:34 am

@Squiggle55

I have to agree with you, but in the future when there are more games available for the Vita, 5 bucks is going to make difference, not now.

When I need to choose between games. Now I don’t have much of a choice, do I?

As to personal preference. I do prefer the digital copy in every way, so the retail package is not attractive to me, even at the same price.
People prefer the retail, so they can sell after, I like to own the game collection and have no intention on re-selling it.

But I get your point, and I wish they would give us the discount, because the digital version cost less, not because I think it has less value.

joaovitorOC said:

May 2nd, 10:38 am

great update.. free awesomenauts, free castlevania classics and the original Max Payne.. im a happy gamer.. thanks

C_Y_P_H_E_R said:

May 2nd, 10:48 am

Awesomenauts is quite amazing. Not sure why there is no hip-hop in 4am though! What a shame.

PlatinumGuns said:

May 2nd, 10:49 am

Awesomenauts is so addicting. Really fun 2D DoTa/LOL

myght said:

May 2nd, 12:18 pm

wow!!!! thx sony !!!! nice ;)

keresu said:

May 2nd, 1:04 pm

Great Update this week Especially Legend of Dragoon!!! I would love to see Phantom Brave on there soon for PS3 instead of PSP.

Hooligantuan said:

May 2nd, 1:10 pm

Battlefield is garbage, anyway. The aim assistance on that game is ramped up so high, you’d have to deliberately try not to get headshots.

You could unload into someone’s shoelaces and get a headshot in that game. Pure garbage.

Cwbys21 said:

May 2nd, 2:26 pm

Song fans ask for Dragoon, we get Dragoon. Nintendo fans ask for Earthbound, they get jack. This is why I sold my Wii.

ceedub2 said:

May 2nd, 2:32 pm

Ill admit when I saw awesomenaughts I was not planning on downloading the game. Im glad I did download it. Its a fun little game, online is a blast. And Tryne 2 is fun as well.

Thank you for two enjoyable games.

xNemesiSx said:

May 2nd, 2:34 pm

Awesomenauts looks very good, i am interested.

perry4344 said:

May 2nd, 9:04 pm

Very nice update! Loving it!!! Thanks again Sony.!

PRLSILVA said:

May 3rd, 2:56 am

Morgan, I wonder if there is the possibility of someday PSN Plus to give subscribers the full PSP games not Minis, but games like GOW Ghost of Sparta and other ?

gorefest7 said:

May 3rd, 11:47 am

since the first max payne made it to the psn… will the second one be remade as well cuz i want to play every story before the third

Valedrel said:

May 3rd, 2:31 pm

Dr…Dra…Dragoon! omg! i thought that game was lost in time. I have that 4 CD game in my drawer right now. If only i could move my save file over…..

DarkEde said:

May 4th, 1:19 am

Please don’t let the Twisted Metal fan base down. Please create (if you are not in the process of already doing so) Twisted Metal avatars.

Also there is a TM petition for DLC:
http://www.groubal.com/twisted-metal-dlc-from-eat-sleep-play-and-sony/#signatures
I would LOVE to see some old favorite vehicles like Mr. Slam and Brimstone if possible…

ricramon said:

May 5th, 2:22 pm

Very disappointed that I can’t get Velocity to install to my new shiny Vita. :(

aleny25 said:

May 6th, 4:07 pm

Bring THE LEGEND OF DRAGOON to european psn pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8| 8| 8|

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