It’s Thursday, which means Sony has updated the PlayStation Store with new games, applications, and customizations for your PS3 and PSP. Every Thursday from here on out, we’ll be sharing the list of new content with you, as well as offering our thoughts on the better offerings of the week.
Peggle, the addictive adventure-pinball hybrid has arrived on the PS3 after several ports including Windows, OS X, Xbox Live, and the iPhone. If you haven’t played the game on other platforms, it’s definitely worth picking up. The $9.99 price point is somewhat steep since the title is significantly less expensive on a couple of the aforementioned systems. It’s also worth mentioning there’s a DLC pack Peggle Nights available this week as well – if your first dose of Peggle isn’t enough.
In terms of PS3 Add-On content, the never-say-die Pain has added a new playable character. For $1.99 you’ll be able to launch hip-hop star, turned b-celebrity attention glutton, Flavor Flav into dynamite crates and panes of glass.
On the PSP portion of the store, the demo for LittleBigPlanet is available for trial – a must try, whether you are an experienced visitor to LittleBigPlanet or new to the franchise. Hopefully the demo will tide players over until the actual game shows up. LittleBigPlanet PSP launched Tuesday on UMD, though the PlayStation store download was, and remains, missing in action.
Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines comes to the PSP as well. It’s no substitute for the full Assasin’s Creed II experience on the PS3, especially with Bloodlines priced at $39.99, but the title shares a number of great features with its namesake franchise. Also worth considering – anyone who completes Bloodlines will unlock six additional weapons in Assassin’s Creed II. In addition to the larger game titles, the PSP is also getting three new Minis: D-Cube Planet, Echos, and Circles.
Finally, if you own a PSP and PS3, make sure to pick up adhocParty, a free application that allows you to use your PS3’s internet connection in order to play multiplayer PSP games with friends anywhere in the world – a great new feature. The most recent firmware update, for both your PSP and PS3, is required in order to use adhocParty.
Below is the list of the entire update:
Get Uno for new low price of $7.99
adhocParty Play Ad Hoc PSP games online via your PS3!â€¨File Size 6.31 MB
Peggle ($9.99 to purchase) Have you got the Peggle fever? Now on the PlayStation Network, experience the ultimate pinballesque adventure! Indulge your love for bouncing balls and firework effects by becoming a Peggle Master through 55 levels and 75 challenges. Play to your favorite music while collecting 12 PlayStation Network trophies along the way. Want to host your own Peggle party? Jump into a local battle or connect online to tackle multiplayer, duel and party modes!â€¨ESRB Rated Eâ€¨File size: 204 MB
Resident Evil 2 ($5.99) ESRB Rated Mâ€¨File size: 757 MB
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver ($5.99) ESRB Rated Mâ€¨File size: 381 MB
Game Demos (free)
Smash Cars Demo Real-time physics, innovative stunts and next-generation graphics combine into a dynamic, tricked-out single and multiplayer RC car racing experience where players twist and turn, grind and gear up, performing aerial tricks and stunts while racking up trophies and points as they race to the finish in an unlikely location.â€¨ESRB Rated Eâ€¨File size: 199 MB
Add-on Game Content
Peggle Nights ($4.99) Party ‘til the break of dawn with the quirky Game Masters of Peggle Nights! Become the ultimate master with 60 dreamscape levels and 60 Grand Master Challenges set in a land of flashing lights, dynamic pegs and glowing backgrounds! When you need a break, stop to admire your bright and shiny Peggle Nights trophies in your very own Peggle Masters Trophy Room. With so many action-packed Peggle Nights levels you won’t want to leave the neon peg party!â€¨File size: 150 KB
PAIN: Flavor Flav ($1.99) “Yeah boy!” Get ready to launch Flavor Flav into a world of PAIN! Whether you know this eccentric celebrity because of his days as a rap or television star, you’ll immediately recognize his hilarious voice recordings and costumes.â€¨File size: 100 KB
High Velocity Bowling: Psychedelic 60’s Ball Pack ($0.99) It’s time to bowl — High Velocity style! Spice up your bowling game with this cool pack of six custom “Psychedelic 60’s” theme bowling balls.â€¨File size: 7.1 MB
High Velocity Bowling: Techno Modern Ball Pack ($0.99) It’s time to bowl — High Velocity style! Spice up your bowling game with this cool pack of six custom “Techno Modern” theme bowling balls.â€¨File size: 4.68 MB
Way of the Samurai 3 Accessories (free) Fun & crazy, exclusive accessories for your character!â€¨File size: 102 KB
Guitar Hero 5 For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.
- “Lick It Up” by KISS ($1.99)
- “Modern Day Delilah” by KISS ($1.99)
- “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” by KISS ($1.99)
- KISS Track Pack ($5.49) — Downloadable Track Pack featuring ” Modern Day Delilah”, “Lick It Up “, “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” by KISS. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.
File size: 39 MB — 50 MB (singles), 131 MB (track pack)
Rock Band Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
- “Beautiful Thieves”– AFI ($1.99)
- “End Transmission”– AFI ($1.99)
- “Love Like Winter”– AFI ($1.99)
- “Medicate”– AFI ($1.99)
- “The Leaving Song, Pt 2â€³– AFI ($1.99)
- AFI Pack 01 ($8.49)- This pack includes “Beautiful Thieves,” “End Transmission,” “Love Like Winter,” “Medicated” and “The Leaving Song, Pt 2â€³ by AFI.
- “Walk Like An Egyptian”– The Bangles ($1.99)
File sizes: 26 MB — 33 MB (singles), 140 MB (track pack)
The Beatles Rock Band Build your library for The Beatles: Rock Band by purchasing these song game tracks. For music credits, visit www.thebeatlesrockband.com.
- “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” – The Beatles ($1.99)
- “Within You Without You” – The Beatles ($1.99)
- “When I’m Sixty-Four” – The Beatles ($1.99)
- “She’s Leaving Home” – The Beatles ($1.99)
- “Lovely Rita” – The Beatles ($1.99)
- “Fixing A Hole” – The Beatles ($1.99)
- “Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!” – The Beatles ($1.99)
- “A Day In The Life” – The Beatles ($1.99)
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Album) ($13.49) — This album includes “Fixing a Hole,” “She’s Leaving Home,” “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!,” “Within You Without You,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lovely Rita,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise),” and “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles.
File sizes: 21 MB — 49 MB (singles), 300 MB (track pack)
Game Videos (free)
Pulse 11/19 Edition File size: 287 MB (HD), 457 MB (1080)
Pain: Flavor Flav Trailer File size: 39 MB (HD)
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Launch Trailer File size: 58 MB (HD), 97 MB (1080)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 15 sec Accolade TV Spot File size: 11 MB (HD)
FIFA Soccer 10: Director’s Cut Trailer File size: 220 MB (HD)
Madden NFL Arcade Trailer File size: 39 MB (HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Flag Runner Trailer File size: 80 MB (HD), 136 MB (1080)
NBA 2K10 TV Commercial File size: 25 MB (1080)
Assassin’s Creed II Arsenal Trailer File size: 66 MB (HD)
Assassin’s Creed II TGS Trailer File size: 76 MB (HD)
Assassin’s Creed II Dev Diary 3 File size: 140 MB (HD)
Assassin’s Creed II GP Trailer File size: 76 MB (HD)
Critter Crunch “Feeding Time” Trailer File size: 40 MB (HD)
Army Of Two: 40th Day Extraction Trailer File size: 51 MB (HD)
Peggle Trailer File size: 18 MB (HD)
Peggle Theme (free) File size: 3.43 MB
Celtic Maidens 2 Premium Plus Theme ($1.99) File size: 8.65 MB
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Wallpaper (x5) File sizes: 94 KB — 2.02 MB
topatoi Wallpaper File sizes: 215 KB — 1.74 MB
Peggle Wallpaper File sizes: 261 KB — 291 KB
PlayStation Store for PSP
Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 storefront)
Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines ($39.99) ESRB Rated Mâ€¨File size: 559 MB
D-CUBE Planet ($3.99) ESRB Rated Eâ€¨File size: 8.18 MB
Echoes ($2.99) ESRB Rated Eâ€¨File size: 24 MB
Circles ($3.99) ESRB Rated Eâ€¨File size: 6.3 MB
Game Demos (free)
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe Demo ESRB Rated Eâ€¨File size: 13 MB
LittleBigPlanet PSP Demo ESRB Rated Eâ€¨File size: 55 MB
Promethus Demo ESRB Rated RPâ€¨File size: 31 MB
Add-on Game Content
DJ Max Fever Wallpaper (x4) File sizes: 69 KB — 100 KB
Armored Core 3 Wallpaper (x2) File sizes: 27 KB — 34 KB
Rock Band Unplugged (also available from PS3 storefront) Build your Rock Band Unplugged library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
- “California Ãœber Alles”– Dead Kennedys ($1.99)
- “You’re No Rock ‘n’ Roll Fun”– Sleater-Kinney ($1.99)
File sizes: 14 MB — 17 MB
PSP Themes (also available from PS3 storefront)
Armored Core 3 Portable Theme (free) File size: 523 KB
Celtic Maidens PSP Theme 3 ($1.49) File size: 637 KB
Celtic Maidens PSP Theme 4 ($1.49) File size: 631 KB
What will you be downloading this week?
Source: PlayStation Blog