PLAYSTATION Store Update

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Hey, everyone. It’s time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.

Downloadable Games

Bionic Commando: Rearmed ($9.99)
Featuring intense shooting and iconic grappling action, this amazing update gets a HD makeover and more! Discover a remixed musical score, enhanced gameplay, new weapons, online rankings and new unlockable content for the upcoming sequel. Team up in the new 2-player co-op mode and take your own path while still in view on the split screen! Download the game today!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 373 MB

PS1 Classics for PS3/PSP

Street Fighter Alpha ($5.99)
FIGHT! The classic Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams returns! With an improved Super Combo system based on Super Street Fighter II Turbo, the addition of the “Alpha Counter,” “Air Blocking,” and “Chain Combos,” Street Fighter Alpha set a new standard in arcade-style fighting gameplay. Download this PSone Classic today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 80 MB

Add-on Game Content

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

* “Constant Motion” – Dream Theater ($0.99)
* “Aesthetics of Hate” – Machine Head ($0.99)
* “My Curse” – Killswitch Engage ($0.99)
* “Clouds Over California” – DevilDriver ($0.99)
* “Runnin’ Wild” – Airbourne ($0.99)
* “Sleepwalker” – Megadeth ($0.99)
* Roadrunner Records Pack 1 ($5.99) – includes “Runnin’ Wild” – Airbourne, “Clouds Over California” – DevilDriver, “Constant Motion” – Dream Theater, “My Curse” -Killswitch Engage, “Aesthetics of Hate” – Machine Head , and “Sleepwalker” – Megadeth.

File sizes: 22.5 MB – 48.8 MB (singles), 221 MB (track pack)

Price Promotion: these tracks will become to $1.99 on 8/21. The track pack will become $9.99 on 8/21.

Game Demos (free)

Bionic Commando: Rearmed Demo
Featuring intense shooting and iconic grappling action, this amazing update gets a HD makeover and more! Discover a remixed musical score, enhanced gameplay, new weapons, online rankings and new unlockable content for the upcoming sequel. Team up in the new 2-player co-op mode and take your own path while still in view on the split screen! Download the free trial today!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 373 MB

1942: Joint Strike Demo
Based on the popular arcade series, 1942: Joint Strike combines classic top-down shooting with amazing 3D HD graphics. Maneuver aircraft carriers to take on waves of enemy fire and face off with huge enemy bosses. Recruit a wing man locally or online to employ Joint Strike attacks, combining firepower into one explosive barrage. With a whole new arsenal, prepare to rejoin the battle!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 129 MB

NHL 2K9 Demo
NHL 2K9 brings fun back to hockey video games with a brand-new in-game presentation system, pick-up-and-play controls and hard-hitting action. The NHL 2K9 Demo consists of one 3 minute period with two teams to choose from, the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. Download now!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 637 MB

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2009 Demo
Take on the world in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09. Save your most amazing – and unthinkable – performances and post on EA SPORTS GamerNet, a revolutionary interactive gaming hub that hosts user-created content online. Set the bar high by posting your top moments, and take on challenges set by others, to determine the world’s greatest golfer once and for all.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1006 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Last Guy Gameplay Trailer 2
You are the chosen one, and it is up to you to rescue the last survivors on earth by leading them to safety through zombie-infested streets. With a classic arcade style overhead view, make your way through detailed real-world cities and use your heat vision to find people hiding in buildings. Then lead them to the Escape Zone before time runs out in this frantic, addictive game. Download the latest trailer today to see the game in action.
File size: 92 MB (HD)

Bionic Commando: Rearmed: The Making Of – Part 3
Explore the re-making of a classic side-scroller in part 3 of this 3-part documentary that looks at how Bionic Commando was brought back into action!!
File size: 290 MB (HD)

Bionic Commando: Rearmed Launch Trailer
Download the trailer today!
File size: 95 MB (HD)

Saints Row 2 – Gangs Trailer
Five years have passed since your crew betrayed you. Seek revenge and reclaim your throne as the rightful king of Stilwater.
File size: 192 MB (HD)

Vampire Rain Gameplay Trailer 1
Vampire Rain: Altered Species provides a whole new way to play action-stealth games. Save the human race from the Nightwalkers who have taken over. Experience a variety of characters and weapons, intense heart pounding battles, and online multi-player mode. It’s time to fight or die.
File size: 58 MB (HD)

Vampire Rain Running Alley Trailer
A quiet city street proves to be more deadly than it looks. Be careful at night—you’ll never know who (or what) is lurking in the shadows, waiting for its next meal. The Nightwalkers have been classified as highly dangerous and incredibly destructive. But how can you defeat such a strong and violent enemy? Keep your weapons close, move quickly, and always be the one to strike first.
File size: 50 MB (HD)

Legendary Behind the Scenes Teaser Trailer
When rogue art thief Charles Deckard is tasked to steal Pandora’s Box, he accidentally opens it, releasing mythological beasts into an unprepared world. Now, giant griffons rule the skies, ravenous werewolves stalk the streets and Deckard is left branded with a signet that is the secret to man’s salvation.
File size: 48 MB (HD)

Madden NFL 09 Buzz Video
Find out what the buzz is around the release of Madden NFL 09. Get a first look at the enhanced animations and the visual jump that Madden 09 possesses and see why this is the best Madden NFL ever produced!
File size: 69 MB (HD)

Madden NFL 09 Announcers Video
See why this is the best audio featured in any Madden NFL game to date. You will be able to experience the exciting new audio including John Madden delivering game analysis. Chris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond also provide detailed play-by-play and color commentary to the game. You don’t want to miss Madden NFL 09!
File size: 59 MB (HD)

Madden NFL 09 Presentation Video
From the exterior shots to the ticker, the second you turn on the game, you are going to notice the new look and feel of Madden NFL 09. The authentic visuals create a completely innovative view to the game.
File size: 108 MB (HD)

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 : Fusion
Reveal Trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 – Fusion
File size: 53 MB (HD)

Mirror’s Edge Story Trailer 1
Faith and other couriers used to be ignored by the police. But things have changed. And now Faith is being hunted.
File size: 83 MB (HD)

AST Dew Tour – Cleveland FMX Jam Session
A compilation of the best moments from the FMX Jam Session at the second stop of the AST Dew Tour in Cleveland, Ohio.
File size: 90 MB (HD), 149 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – Cleveland Skate Thrills
A compilation of the best moments in Skateboard Park and Skateboard Vert from the second stop of the AST Dew Tour in Cleveland, Ohio.
File size: 91 MB (HD), 150 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – Cleveland BMX Highlights
A compilation of all the moments to remember in BMX Dirt, BMX Vert and BMX Park from the second stop of the AST Dew Tour in Cleveland, Ohio.
File size: 122 MB (HD), 202 MB (1080)

AST Dew Tour – Hear it from Nyquist
BMX Dirt athlete Ryan Nyquist talks about strategies across courses and how each dirt course on the Dew Tour brings something different to the competition. .
File size: 93 MB (HD), 154 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes (free)

BioShock Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool BioShock Theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 3.70 MB

Bionic Commando: Rearmed Theme (x2)
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Bionic Commando: Rearmed Theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 7.09 MB – 7.19 MB

PS3 Wallpaper (free)

Bionic Commando: Rearmed Wallpaper (x2)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Bionic Commando: Rearmed Wallpaper
File size: 208 KB – 472 KB

PLAYSTATION Store for PC

Here is this week’s content release for the PLAYSTATION Store for PC. To download these games to your PSP, navigate to http://store.playstation.com. There, you’ll find descriptions of the content and directions on how to get started. For more on the PLAYSTATION Store for PC, please click here.

PS1 Classics for PS3/PSP
Street Fighter Alpha ($5.99)

PSP Themes (free)
Bionic Commando: Rearmed Theme (also downloadable via PS3)

PSP Wallpaper (free)
Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2 Wallpaper (x2)
Madden NFL 09 Wallpaper (x2)

Hope you enjoy!

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185 Comments

  • great update but since theres no trophie support its a no buy for now

  • you can’t download to keep the HD movies because what would that would hurt Bluray sales . and i completely understand this, i love my bluray movies (especially when they are not eating away my HDD space!)

  • Yeah Bionic Commando!!

  • Still no Life with Playstation??? :(

  • Another awesome update Sony! So much for the “Summer slump.” I am actually back-logged with games. Keep up the great work!

  • How much is street fighter?

  • Nice update this week, although nothing new on Avatars. Some time ago somebody mentioned you were working on new PSN Avatars for sometime in July.

    Are you still working on those? We have been living with the same avatars for almost 2 years now…

    • New Avatars are in the works.
      We\’re working towards a late fall update for them as previously stated, and not July as you thought.
      Also, if you haven\’t checked the avatar list since launch, there have been several updates since.
      Hope this helps to correct your confusion!

  • Any news on when No Gravity will hit the US servers.

  • Ohh def trying out the BC demo and that Bioshock theme i’m def all over that. Very nice update this week!

  • We need some LittleBigPlanet trailers!

  • Life with Playstation?
    Maybe next Thursday :(

  • Any word on new PSN avatars?

  • Sorry to be offtopic but an word on when the Home beta selection process will be done?

  • nevermnd.

  • Damn, hope its on Europe Next week

  • No PS1 RPGs? No Disgaea 3 themes? No trophies? = no update for me, thanx

  • NHL and Tiger in the same week…sweet! Thx for the great update.

  • I agree, more LBP trailers!

  • Decent update…I guess we still have to wait for “Life with Playstation.” Only 2 Thursday’s left this month!! Any news on it??

  • Great update. Everyone loves demos. Keep them coming.

    After setting my downloads I came across an inconvenience that should be addressed in the next firmware update. In our downloads section can we get a “move up queue” and “move down queue” with the pause/start options.

    I always go to new releases on the PS Store and go in order through the new listings. It would be nice to be able to then prioritize them once I’m out of the store by putting the videos first because they are smaller or maybe there is a hot new demo I want to play so I want to put that first. It would be nice instead of having to pause all the rest just to get the one I want up top.

    That would be awesome. Keep up the GREAT support.

  • This is a nice update
    BTW does Bionic support trophies right now?
    And good luck next week in london (i think its next week and that where the location is)

  • No price for Street Fighter Alpha?

    ;) That mean it’s free?

  • I feel like asking this is beating the dead horse but, here goes, and sorry to inconvenience…

    I know BC will have trophies patched, but will it be retroactive? I can’t seem to find a clear answer on this one?

    Either way, a must buy, all you new schoolers have a thang er two to learn from this gem! :)

    (first post, long time lurk, yay!… P.S. pretty please send me my home email today, thank you, and good night!)

  • Is it possible to get say trailers for games to come out during the week and not to have to wait until thursdays? By the time thursday roles around most of the gaming sites already have the trailers up. Since the video store gets updated thru out the week thought maybe trailers could also.

  • @72
    It’s $5.99. Says it under the psp section

  • Oh, I don’t need a demo of BC– instant buy for a piece of my childhood re-imagined. I also appreciate Capcom/GRIN putting out the 3-part documentary on the making of– just a nice bonus to go along with the game.

    @39: Sometimes they put the game out first, then the demo. Gets those implulse buyers out of the way for a little extra scratch in the corporate coffers.

    Everything else– Mirror’s Edge trailer, Last Guy gameplay, BC Theme– my birthday’s not ’til next month Sony! :P

  • Disregard last message, upon further scrolling down I noticed it’s also listed in the PC store w/ a price XD

    Nice update, and hoping I get that home beta email!

  • Runs in checks the store, see’s all the goodies. turns around to run out and get a prepaid visa only to knock myself out for 10 minutes by running flat into the door. Whoa haven’t been this excited since I got my PS3.

  • Seriously…is Wipeout ever getting released?

  • Thanks for getting SF Alpha for the PS3/PSP onto the store. I’ve been dying to get more AAA high quality PS1 games besides Castlevania SOTN and WipeOut that I’ve already got. I love the ability to play this on both platforms on my HDTV or on the go. More, please!!

  • One of the best PS Store update!!!!! As I said on the BC post: “OH boy!!!!! You can’t see me now but I’m doing circle on the floor on my side (a la Homer Simpson).

    Thanks for the good work! It’s appreciated!

    BTW, not that I want to whine for nothing, but I’m a little bit desapointed of the “suprise” (SF Alpha). I thought that the suprise was SF II HD Beta, as an other platform already has… ;)

  • Glad to see another PSone Classic going to get that and Bionic Commando (works with remote play) awesome. We are getting Driver next week right?

    What happened to Jet Moto 3 that was released on February 21, 2008?
    http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=psnetwork&thread.id=225812

  • It’s cool that Capcom released Bionic Commando in a somewhat timely manner, what the hell is taking them so long with SSFIIT:HDR? Its pretty pathetic that that games was supposed to be out last year and still have no idea when its coming out.

  • Great Updated as always.

    Hey Jeff, any news or updates on High Velocity Bowling? As far as online play or trophey support. I know they were going through some staff “changes” but any info would be nice. HVB is a very fun game from the PSN, it will be a shame to let it die off.

  • I’ve been reading that playstation home is available? is this true?

    • You can download the PlayStation Home Application Theme which enters you in to the selection for the Expanded Beta.
      More details to follow, but as of now, Home is NOT available outside of the Closed Beta.
      Again – unless you read it here on the Official PlayStation Blog, consider anything else to be unconfirmed rumour.

  • terrific update. Forgot it was already thursday. once again thank you for delivering free services!!

  • CANADIAN PS3 VIDEO STORE PLEASE
    CANADIAN PS3 VIDEO STORE PLEASE
    CANADIAN PS3 VIDEO STORE PLEASE
    CANADIAN PS3 VIDEO STORE PLEASE

  • I would be downloading some stuff today if I actually had my PS3. Great update!

  • Wow nice update, lots of demos and videos. Looks like I’m downloading all night!

  • Sweets!
    Keep the PS1 Classics coming!!
    How about some PS2 Classics…
    hmmm?

  • Has anyone else noticed that the downloads are extremely fast today?

  • Great Update! Getting BCR & Street Fighter. Any idea on when trophies will hit BC? I’ll have to buy Eden to hold me over for now haha. Trophy wh**e.

  • I was just wondering. If you set a different theme than the HOME theme. Can you still be picked for the beta? I already downloaded the HOME theme. But I haven’t changed my theme because idk if it will affect my chances.

    Please say it won’t affect my chances because I want to have than bioshock theme.

    • The only thing you have to do to be considered for Home is download the Home Application Theme (the blue-print looking one).
      Even though I will be personally saddened to know that you\’re not going to use it, you don\’t have to use it to still be considered.
      Besides – if you\’re going to use any other Theme, the BioShock one is a great substitution for an AMAZING game.

  • @93, Seting the theme or having it set does not do anything as far as the beta is concerned.

    If you downloaded it, that is all you can do.

  • great update!

    looks like I’m the only one excited about the Tiger Woods 09 demo- hope it still supports gameface!

    also, i’m glad you guys finally got that 1942 demo out, been looking forward to trying it out!

    and some cool new themes and wallpapers…thanks!

    and ONLY $5.99 for Street Fighter Alpha?!?!!?? sweeeeet!!!! (it IS playable on the PS3, not just the PSP, right?)

    it’s neat how that whole game is only 80 megs! lol! i mean, just one song for rock band is like 50 megs by itself…

    ah, technology marches forward..

    but i’m going retro and playing some Bionic Commando rearmed tonight!

    cheers!

    PS

    So, it looks like Life with Playstation must be coming out next week..August is almost half over! hope it doesn’t slip away further, that would make poor Jacky T. into quite the liar..or supremely misinformed…

  • incredible update. two incredible games i can’t wait to download and 4 demos. pluse a Bioshock theme that should be cool.

    i’m all the way in. excellent news on a thursday. great job guys. sincerely…thank you.

  • we need more ps1 games like bring it out you guys WILL profit from it and make them a reasonable price too so i can buy them also and make then come out like every week and not only firdt party ps1 games bring some final fantasy to the PSN

  • @94 Cool, thanks for the letting me know. Bioshock theme time.

  • Hello? Life with Playstation?

    Are you there?

  • Thanks for Street Fighter Alpha. I’m hoping it’s popular enough for SCEA to see PS1 games as bringing in “significant monies” and start putting real effort into getting us more classics. It was a real letdown to read Shuhei Yoshidas comments about PS1 games not being profitable enough to invest a lot of resources on in NA. I truly believe that if they had released Metal Gear Solid or Resident Evil, the revenue couldn’t have been ignored. Here’s hoping for more PS1 games. Thanks again.

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