PlayStation Store Update for 12/4/12

Oh my, so much to talk about today. For starters, $59.99 will get you one PlayStation 3 game in Far Cry 3, or a bunch of games in Mass Effect Trilogy or the Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1. Other PS3 releases include the original Mass Effect for $14.99, Shaun White Snowboarding for $19.99, or Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition for $29.99.

PlayStation Network-only titles include Guardians of Middle Earth and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus for $14.99 each, and there is also Rotastic for $9.99 and the oddly-priced Page Chronica for $10.99. Chulip joins the PlayStation 2 Classics library for $9.99, while PSOne Classics have added Art Camion Sugorokuden, Finger Flashing, Lup Salad, Makeruna Makendo 2, Vehicle Cavalier, and Zanac X Zanac for $5.99 each.

If you have a little money to spend on PlayStation Vita, you can get UNCHARTED: Fight for Fortune Card Game for $4.99. Or if you have a lot, DJMax Technika Tune is available for $44.99. Plus, Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition has been added to the Vita Storefront, but no other details are given.

Finally, we have bundles… EA Sports bundles, to be precise. FIFA Soccer 13 Bonus Edition, Madden NFL 13 Bonus Edition, and NCAA Football 13 Bonus Edition are each available for $49.99, while Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Bonus Edition commands a premium at $59.99. Each comes with its own bonuses, so check the details below for more information on these, and all the other PlayStation Store releases this week.


Today’s PlayStation Store update is both fast and furious as LittleBigPlanet Karting arrives as a full-game PlayStation 3 download for $59.99. It’s joined by the first-person puzzle-adventure Portal 2 for $19.99, and the sci-fi shooter Vanquish for the same price.

Things get funky on the PlayStation Network with the release of SEGA’s ToeJam & Earl and its sequel, ToeJam & Earl in Panic On Funkotron for $4.99 each. The adventure title When Vikings Attack is also available for $9.99, and includes both the PS3 and PlayStation Vita versions. PID is the same price, but only works on the PS3. Additionally, there is the racing game Absolute Supercars, but for some reason, this one is for the U.S. only.

Along with When Vikings Attack, Ragnarok Tactics has been added to the PlayStation Vita store for $24.99. For $2.99, you can get the PS Mini Enchanted Cavern, and the PS2 Classic Rygar: The Legendary Adventure can now be had for $9.99. And if you’re looking for a bundle, look no further than Saints Row The Third: The Full Package and Sleeping Dogs: Digital Edition, each $49.99 and full of downloadable content goodness.

For further details on these and everything else out today, read on.


Do you like assassinating people? I sure hope so, because there is a lot of Assassin’s Creed III going on in the PlayStation Store this week. Assassin’s Creed III ($59.99), Assassin’s Creed III Gold Edition ($89.99), and Assassin’s Creed III Gold Edition + ACIII Liberation ($119.99) are all available for the PlayStation 3, while the PlayStation Vita gets Assassin’s Creed III Liberation ($35.99).

There’s lots of racing afoot as well, with pre-orders opening for LittleBigPlanet Karting ($59.99) and the newfound availability of Need for Speed: Most Wanted ($59.99), as well as something a little more vehicularly-combative in Twisted Metal ($39.99) on the PS3.

Rounding things out are Sports Champions 2 ($39.99) and Toy Story Mania ($39.99) for the PlayStation 3, Okami HD ($19.99) on the PlayStation Network, and Ragnarok Odyssey ($39.99), LEGO Lord of the Rings ($39.99), and Smart As… ($29.99) on PlayStation Vita. Plus, you can get the PS2 Classic Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rise to Power ($9.99), PlayStation Portable titles NBA 2K13 ($19.99) and I Am An Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Haneda ($19.99), and NBA 2K13, SOCOM Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2, and SOCOM Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 on the PSVita Store.

Read on for everything else to come out this week.


It’s PlayStation Day here at Mario’s Hat (just let the irony of that one sink in… finished? Good)! And kicking things off is a look at the latest update in the PlayStation Store.

New to the PlayStation 3 are Full Games of Medal of Honor: Warfighter and The Darkness II. In addition, PS3 owners get to start playing catch-up with their PlayStation Vita brethren with the beta version of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, a free download which lasts until October 30th. In addition, the PlayStation Network has a single-player only Starhawk experience, Killzone HD, and The Unfinished Swan.


Though four new Full Games have been released this week for the PlayStation 3, it seems that the PlayStation Vita is where most of the action is at. New to the PlayStation Store for gamers on the go are Silent Hill: Book of Memories and the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale PS Vita Beta, which is free to try for all PlayStation Vita owners and features “Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess in both the Metropolis and Hades stages.” One other title, Dokuro, is also available now, but only in the U.S.

On the PlayStation 3, it’s shooting fun in the first-person as 007 Legends and DOOM 3 BFG Edition are both available. Two new game shows are also ready for family fun in the form of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Then we have the PlayStation Network-exclusive titles, including the role playing game Of Orcs and Men and the oldschool-styled Arkedo Series. PS2 Classics has been updated with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, while PSone Classics on the PlayStation Vita store has added Front Mission 3.

For more details on this and everything else that’s happening in the PlayStation Store this week, read on.


In addition to three ways to pre-order Assassin’s Creed III, today’s PlayStation Store update brings full-games for the PlayStation 3 of NBA 2K13, Resident Evil 6, and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7. Meanwhile, PlayStation Vita gets New Little King’s Story for download.

Also on PSN are a one-two punch from SEGA as Sonic Adventure 2 and NiGHTS Into Dreams are both now available in high-definition. PS2 Classics added are Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon Special Edition and Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy, and all four of these are $9.99 each.

And if that wasn’t enough, PlayStation Vita owners have a whopping 40 new PSOne Classics available on the Vita Store. To find out which, as well as everything else available today, just read on.


This week, Sony looks to the future by taking pre-orders for Dishonored, DOOM 3 BFG Edition, NBA 2K13, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Each pre-order knocks about four to six dollars off the regular price and comes with an exclusive theme.

In the here and now, new full PlayStation 3 game releases include Dead or Alive 5, Starhawk, FIFA Soccer 13, and Mirror’s Edge, plus bundles for inFamous and Ratchet & Clank. And these are just the tip of the iceberg; read on for PSN titles, PS2 Classics, and PSone Classics as well, plus so much more.


This week’s PlayStation Store update includes the release of Borderlands 2 in the full PlayStation 3 game downloads, a free demo of Resident Evil 6 (more details here, and the return of SEGA’s Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio on the PlayStation Network. In addition, if you know someone addicted to Farmville, you might consider introducing them to the series it was based on with Harvest Moon: It’s a Wonderful Life Special Edition, which is now added to the PS2 Classics.

There are also numerous new additions to the PSOne Classics for PlayStation Vita, some price changes on certain products, a ton of Rock Band deals for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and much, much more. Read on to find out all about it.


A few neat new updates to the PlayStation Store today, including YouTube for Canadians! This 5MB download doesn’t have a price attached, and promises to… well, let you watch YouTube on your television through the PlayStation 3. Hard to complain about that!

EA Sports FIFA Street and Max Payne 3 are also now available to download, with the latter also receiving a special bundle which allows you to get the game and the Rockstar Pass at a discounted price, allowing you to get all of the additional content released through the end of the year. Battlefield 3 Premium Edition has a similar deal going on as well.

And among other things on the PlayStation Network, there is also today’s release of Double Dragon: Neon. This will also be on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow, and I have a review of the game coming soon.

For everything else released today, just read on.


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.


Today’s update might be a bit late, but by the look of things, it’s worth it, as the PlayStation Store is simply exploding with great content this week. In addition to the usual assortment of add-ons, demos, avatars, and PlayStation Plus specials, there are a lot of new titles on the PlayStation Network as well.

For starters, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD joins its high definition colleagues this week, and if you held off before, you can get all three in a bundle for $39.99. Then there is Lights, Camera, Party, Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD, The Walking Dead – Episode 3: Long Road Ahead, Rock Band Blitz, and the cream of the crop: three– count ’em– three Ratchet & Clank titles to enjoy for $14.99 apiece.

Full PlayStation 3 games include Madden NFL ’13 (also on PlayStation Vita) and Record of Agarest War Zero, while PlayStation 2 Classics receives Tim Schafer’s under-appreciated classic Psychonauts.

For all the details on these releases and more, read on!


Wow! Huge update on the PlayStation Store today, full of older retail games, a brand new one, and even a PS2 Classic! Here’s the quick ‘n dirty rundown:

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron hits PSN the same day as retail shelves, plus Michael Jackson: The Experience, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty HD, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD, Way of the Samurai 4, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD, Deep Black, Retro/Grade, Crazy Strike Bowling, Legasista, and GunGrave Overdose. The Metal Gear HD games are also on PlayStation Vita, though curiously, they’re five dollars more there.

Read on for all the specifics and other goodies available today.


We’re kicking off this week’s PlayStation Store Update this week with a special shout-out to Papo & Yo, a PlayStation Network downloadable title which was developed by Minority, a studio based in Montreal, Quebec. You can get your hands on this puzzle-platforming adventure for $14.99, though PlayStation Plus members get it for $11.99, 20 percent off, and even try a free demo first.

This week’s full PlayStation 3 game is CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Fatal Conspiracy for $14.99, while PlayStation 2 Classics gets SEGA’s Shinobi for $9.99. In the case of CSI, PlayStation Plus subscribers also get access to a free trial.

And while the U.S. gets a handy new YouTube app to play with, Canada isn’t being completely ignored. In its stead, we get exclusive access to the app “Crackle,” which is described as allow us to “watch free movies & TV series on PlayStation. Crackle delivers full-length, uncut Hollywood movies and TV series – all free and on demand. Watch hundreds of movies and thousands of TV episodes in the genres you care about most: Action, anime, comedy, crime, horror, thriller and sci-fi.”

Personally speaking, I tend to watch more of my programming online from sites like YouTube, but this isn’t a bad consolation at all. At least, in theory; whether using it turns out to be some sort of nightmare or not remains to be seen. Feel free to tell me about your experience in the comments, and maybe I’ll get to run something about it.

For the full story on everything else released this week, just keep on reading.


Some unfortunate news kicks off this week’s PlayStation Store update, as Sony informs us that “due to an unforeseen complication, the Grand Theft Auto III PS2 Classic is not publishing with today’s Store post.” They say they will offer an update once a new date has been chosen, and apologize for the inconvenience.

Though GTA III isn’t in the cards, it seems another PS2 Classic has made out just fine– perhaps even better, now that it doesn’t have to compete directly with Rockstar’s smash-hit on release day. War of the Monsters is now available, and carrying a slick $9.99 price tag at that.

Other big releases this week include Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time on the PlayStation Vita for $29.99, the full PlayStation 3 game Ridge Racer Unbounded for $44.99, and the PlayStation Network release of The Expendables 2 for $14.99. Plus, there is now a free demo for the upcoming PlayStation 3 release of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.

As always, this is far from everything there is to be offered in today’s update. Read on for the full score.


This week’s additions to the PlayStation Store should prove most enticing for fans of a certain HBO television series/series of books, fans of Portal, and oldschool gamers alike.

For those HBO fans, Game of Thrones is now available to purchase as a download for $49.99. Meanwhile, the lead designer of Valve’s critically-acclaimed hit Portal has released a new title called Quantum Conundrum, which weighs in at a price of $14.99. And for the oldschool gamer, Konami has apparently studied the ways of such “Namco Generations” titles as Pac-Man: Championship Edition and Galaga Legions in preparation for the release of their own retro revival, Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition, featuring all of the same neon effects and techno back-beats for $9.99.

Of course, there is more– much more– to this update than just this mere handful of choices, from free demos to DLC aplenty. To see everything available this week, just keep on reading.