PlayStation Store Update for 9/4/12
There’s a nice variety of new additions to the PlayStation Store this week: Good games, bundled games, free games, and an app which costs as much as the system itself! Well, the app is technically free, but the service subscription… yowza. But then again, the “NFL Sunday Ticket” app, which is from Direct TV, may not even be available here (they don’t really specify).
Zen Pinball 2 is a free download for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita owners alike, though, and if it’s as good here as the Nintendo 3DS version I reviewed, then it is definitely worth the download. And unlike the version I played, this one features a table based on Marvel’s The Avengers.
Other additions include the original BioShock, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (plus a bundle with downloadable content for $10 more), and The House Of The Dead: Overkill Extended Cut, among others.
Keep reading for the full list and more details.
PS3 Full Games
ESRB: M // File Size: 12.2 GB
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ($59.99)
ESRB: M // File Size: 8.1 GB
The House Of The Dead: Overkill Extended Cut ($19.99)
ESRB: M // File Size: 7.44 GB
Zen Pinball 2 ($0.00)
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 329 MB
Zen Pinball 2 ($0.00)
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 245 MB
Growlanser: Wayfarer Of Time (PSP Title Add) ($29.99)
ESRB: T // File Size: 919 MB
Gurumin (PSP Title Add) ($14.99)
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 716 MB
I Kill Zombies Minis (PSP Title Add) ($2.99)
ESRB: M // File Size: 46 MB
Suzuki TT Superbikes Real Road Racing Championship ($9.99)
ESRB: E // File Size: 1.35 GB
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Bundle ($69.99)
ESRB: M // File Size: 9.11 GB
Beatshapers Indie Minis (Bundle) ($6.99)
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 106.6 MB
Rainbow Moon Premium Bundle (18.99)
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 1.95 GB
NFL Sunday Ticket (App is Free to Download; in-app subscription: $299.95)
File Size: 9.19 MB
Laugh Factory Live – Beta ($0.00)
File Size: 42 MB
Treasure Park ($0.00)
File Size: 12.1 MB
PlayStation Store Highlights
Football is in the air and on the minds of gamers everywhere. With Madden 13 dropping last week (available in the PlayStation Store), and now with this week’s arrival of the DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket, football fans have a giant reason to call the PS3 home for the season, and beyond.
NFL Sunday Ticket offers PS3 owners without access to DIRECTV the ability to live stream every out-of-market NFL football game this season for $299.95. Imagine sitting down in your living room every Sunday, having friends over, and watching all the NFL action, right on your PS3. The first game is on 9/9, so download the app today! Also note that if you’re already a NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscriber through DIRECTV, you can download the app and get the access as part of your subscription.
PlayStation Plus members, the Instant Game Collection sees a sizable addition with Borderlands! Grab it free with your membership, and while you’re at it, take advantage of the 50% discount on all the amazing Add-ons. You’ll also find great discounts on the SEGA classic Daytona USA with a 40% discount off the PSN Sale price, and strategy game Greed Corp at 75% off.
Pinball fans: Zen Pinball 2 has arrived! The core game is free to download, but you’ll want to check out the amazing Add-Ons that can make your pinball experience all your own. Marvel tables, an amazing Super Street Fighter II tribute table, and more are all available to download. Don’t forget that all the DLC you purchase works on both PS3 and PS Vita versions.
PS3 Full Games dropping this week include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Bioshock. MW3 hardly needs an introduction and offers up all the great action and online multiplayer that Call of Duty is known for. If you have yet to jump into the Bioshock universe, the original game is now available. It may be the perfect time to relive the first adventure in preparation of next year’s Bioshock: Infinite.
Check out the rest of the details below, and as usual, drop your thoughts in the comments and let us know what you think. PSN Community Managers Kristine Steimer and Morgan Haro will answer any questions that they can, as always. You can also chat with the PS Community in the forums on this update.
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Instant Game Collection Borderlands Discounts Greed Corp (75% off) – PS Plus Price: $2.50
Daytona USA (40% off Sale Price) – PS Plus Price: $2.99
Borderlands – The Secret Armory Of General Knoxx (50% off) – PS Plus Price: $5.00
Borderlands – The Underdome (50% off) – PS Plus Price: $5.00
Borderlands – Zombie Island (50% off) – PS Plus Price: $5.00
Borderlands – New Revolution (50% off) – PS Plus Price: $5.00
Borderlands – Add-On Bundle (50% off) – PS Plus Price: $10.00
Free Avatars Lights, Camera, Party – Ape TV Crew Avatar Last Chance (Leaving on 9/11) Saints Row 2 – Free PS3 Full Game
Choplifter HD – Free PS3 Full Game
Spelunker HD (Game and Add-On 50% Discounts)
Space Channel 5: Part 2 (40% Discount)
NHL 13 (PS3) ($59.99)
Game Demos (Free)
Rainbow Moon (PS3)
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 1.8 GB
- DJ HERO 2: PENDULUM MIX PACK (now: $3.99 original price: $7.99)
- GUITAR HERO 5: 30 SECONDS TO MARS TRACK PACK (now: $2.75 original price: $5.49)
- GUITAR HERO III: MODERN METAL TRACK PACK (now: $3.13 original price: $6.25)
- GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR: QUEEN TRACK PACK (now: $2.75 original price: $5.49)
- GUITAR HERO: WARRIORS OF ROCK: MODERN ROCK MEGA PACK (now: $8.25 original price: $16.49)
- The Impossible Game – PS Minis (now: $0.99 original price: $2.99)
- Minisquadron – PS Minis (now: $0.99 original price: $1.99)
- One Epic Game – PS Minis (now: $0.99 original price: $1.99)
- Order Up!! – PS3 Full Game (now: $9.99 original price: $14.99)
- Sam & Max – Max Pack – PSN Game (Bundle Of 2 Seasons) (now: $19.99 original price: $29.99)
- Sam & Max: Beyond Time And Space – Full Season – PSN Game (now: $12.99 original price: $19.99)
- Sam And Max – The Devil’S Playhouse – Full Season – PSN Game (now: $12.99 original price: $19.99)
- 5-In-1 Arcade Hits – PS Minis (now: $0.99 original price: $1.99)
- Canabalt – PS Minis (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Daytona USA – PSN Game (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)
- Dirt Showdown – PS3 Full Game + Dirt VIP (now: $49.99 original price: $59.99)
- Aliens Vs. Predator Bughunt Map Pack (now: $3.99 original price: $6.99)
- Aliens Vs. Predator Multiplayer Swarm Map Pack DLC (now: $3.99 original price: $6.99)
- Sonic Adventure DX Upgrade (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Apatos & Shamar Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Chun-Nan Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Holoska Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Mazuri Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Sonic Unleashed Spagonia Adventure Pack (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles – Challenge Of The Edy Detachment DLC (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles – Edy’s Mission DLC 002 (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles – Hard Ex Mode DLC 001 (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
- Valkyria Chronicles – Selveria’s Mission DLC 003 (now: $2.99 original price: $4.99)
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
- Various Multiplayer Items ($0.49-$2.99) – Tired of using the same old Drake in multiplayer? If you’re looking for something to differentiate yourself, Naughty Dog has provided a plethora of skins & hats so you can do just that.
- World Peace Day Costume ($0.00) – This month will see the return of World Peace Day. To commemorate the occasion, we will be re-releasing our World Peace Day Costume onto the PlayStation Store next week. The World Peace Costume will be free and will only be available for one week, so don’t delay in picking it up!
JAM Live Music Arcade
- Overdrive by Jaytech ($0.99) – Featured on Above & Beyond’s ‘Anjunabeats Volume 9′ compilation released in 2011.
- I Love to Loop ($0.99) – A fun beatbox mix full of organic sounds all generated from a human voice produced from the ground up for JAM Live Music Arcade.
- Savior ($1.99) – The third single from Rise Against’s seminal 2008 “Appeal To Reason” album.
Pinball Arcade (Note: Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions)
- Table Pack 3: Monster Bash and Gorgar ($4.99) – You can now play exact recreations of two more of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
Street Fighter X Tekken
- Color Palette Add-On 7 ($0.00) – The 7th color pack (4-color set) for character color customization.
- SF Boost Gem Pack 11 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. Fulfill certain conditions to make the effects of Gems trigger in succession more easily.
- SF Boost Gem Pack 12 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. These Life Force Gems activate upon various differing conditions.
- TK Boost Gem Pack 11 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. Fulfill certain conditions to make the effects of Gems trigger in succession more easily.
- TK Boost Gem Pack 12 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. Equip these Gems and fulfill certain conditions for vitality recovery effects!
- Boost Gem Trial Pack 5 ($0.00) – A total of 3 Boost Gems that all characters can use.
- Mississippi Queen by Mountain ($2.99)
- Drift Away by Dobie Gray ($2.99)
- The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie ($2.99)
Rock Band 3 – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing song game tracks. For music credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
- Breaking the Habit ($1.99) – Linkin Park
- Shadow of the Day ($1.99) – Linkin Park
- New Divide ($1.99) – Linkin Park
- New Divide – Pro Guitar ($0.99) – Linkin Park
- Burn It Down ($1.99) – Linkin Park
- Linkin Park Pack 02 ($6.99) – Linkin Park – This pack includes “Breaking the Habit,” “Burn It Down,” “New Divide,” and “Shadow of the Day”
- To the Stage ($1.99) – Asking Alexandria
- Everything I Hate About Myself ($0.99) – Death of the Cool
- Evolutionary Sleeper ($1.99) – Cynic
- Alone at Home ($1.99) – Jonathan Coulton
- Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On ($1.99) – Jerry Naylor
- Armored Kill ($0.00 for Battlefield 3 Premium; exclusively for Premium at this time. It will be available publically on 9/18 for $14.99 ) – This is one of five expansion packs included in Battlefield 3 Premium exclusive this week. It will be available publically on 9/18 for $14.99. Battlefield 3: Armored Kill ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new drivable tanks, ATV’s, mobile artillery and more, this expansion pack also delivers huge battlefields for an all-out vehicle assault. Armored Kill also includes the biggest map in Battlefield history.
Zen Pinball 2 (Note: Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions)
- Avengers Chronicles Pack ($9.99) – Avengers Chronicles takes the critically acclaimed pinball series to uncharted territory. Each of the four tables in this brand new pack chronicles a blockbuster event in the Marvel Universe: Marvel’s The Avengers (based on the 2012 film from Marvel Studios), Fear Itself, The Infinity Gauntlet and World War Hulk. Avengers Assemble!
- Marvel Pinball Original Pack ($9.99) – The original Marvel Pinball four table pack features some of the most iconic Super Heroes in the Marvel Universe: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Iron Man. These tables have received updated physics, deeper social connectivity and stunning stereoscopic 3D. Marvel Pinball is the ultimate pinball experience!
- Captain America ($2.99) – Lead Captain America and the Howling Commandos in a secret World War II operation behind enemy lines. Face the Red Skull in a series of encounters, destroy the fearsome Sleeper robot, infiltrate Baron Zemo’s castle, and find the omnipotent Cosmic Cube! Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions!
- Marvel Pinball Vengeance and Virtue ($9.99) – Marvel Pinball returns with Vengeance and Virtue, a package of four brand new beautifully crafted pinball tables featuring Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Thor and X-Men.
- Epic Quest ($2.49) – Pick up an Epic plate for your knobbly-knees knight, Max, give him a Crude Plastic Dagger of Elemental Flame and face the endless hordes of brutes to level up and gain more goodies in this goofy fantasy pinball!
- Mars ($2.49) – What will we find when we finally land on Mars? Explore the red planet using the latest space technology, and uncover the ancient secrets hidden within.
- Paranormal ($2.49) – As a paranormal detective, your job is to investigate mysterious and supernatural phenomena. You’ll have your hands full with hauntings, weird creatures, and inexplicable lapses in the laws of nature! Even the silver ball is not immune to the erratic forces at work within this table.
- Sorcerer’s Lair ($2.49) – For centuries, the forbidding stone structure has stood outside the village, undisturbed. Until two children decided to venture inside to uncover its secrets. Guide Jake and his sister through an ever-changing labyrinth of twisting corridors, secret passageways, and terrifying encounters with the castle’s denizens.
- Super Street Fighter II Tribute ($2.49) – Enter the playfield of the World Warrior Championship, and knock out M. Bison with the Silver Ball!
- Earth Defense ($2.49) – Hordes of hostile aliens are attacking Earth! Lead the united forces of Earth against the gigantic Flip-Bot and its minions. The fate of the world is in your hands!
- Excalibur ($2.49) – Earn your seat at the Round Table amongst the greatest knights in King Arthur’s court! The Arthurian legend is reborn on a lively pinball table with several unique features.
- See the tales of the Knights of the Round Table unfold before you. Participate in duels or jousting tournaments for the honour, and defend Camelot against the robber knights!
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma II ($2.49) – Only Ryu Hayabusha and his gorgeous teammates, Rachel, Ayane, and Momiji, can banish the vicious Spider Ninja clan and defeat its fierce leader, Genshin.
- Intense ninja combat meets arcade pinball action in this Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2-themed add-on table for Zen Pinball 2. Are you up to the challenge, warrior?Zen Pinball Classics ($9.99) – Zen Pinball Classics features a dazzling collection of four Zen Studios original pinball designs all upgraded for Zen Pinball 2. Shaman, El Dorado, Tesla and V12 have been re-mastered with updated graphics, superior ball physics, deep social features and stunning stereoscopic 3D.
- Plants vs. Zombies ($2.99) – Mmmm….pinball! Based on PopCap’s hit title, Plants vs. Zombies, Zen Studios is bringing the zombie invasion to the pinball playfield! Plant your defenses and prepare your flippers for a Plants vs. Zombies pinball adventure!
Game Videos (Free)
- Darksiders II – Know Death Trailer
- Darksiders II – Last Salvation Trailer
- Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Characters
- NBA 2K13 – Jay-Z Announcement Trailer
- Resident Evil 6 – Horror Trailer
- Resident Evil 6: 3rd Trailer – E3 2012
- Sleeping Dogs Launch Trailer
- Sleeping Dogs: Gameplay Highlight – Shooting
- Sleeping Dogs: GSP Documentary
- Sleeping Dogs: GSP Master Fighter
- The Last Of Us 2012 Gamescom Trailer