PlayStation Store Update

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Hi Everyone – It’s time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Price Updates and Special Offers

  • 1942 Joint Strike Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Trine Permanent Price Drop (now $14.99, original price $19.99)
  • echoshift Special Offer
    Download echoshift today and receive an exclusive add-on pack with seven extra levels free! Offer available for a limited time, only until April 1, 2010.
    File Size: 161.81 MB

Downloadable Games

Groovin’ Blocks ($9.99)
It’s time to get your PlayStation Network groove on! Groovin’ Blocks is the ultimate combination of challenging puzzle game set to irresistible musical beats. Match three or more gems and watch them disappear; explode gems to the beat of the music to double your multipliers and increase your score! Groove with your friends in local co-op or head-to-head modes. Groovin’ Blocks features three skill levels from casual mode to fiendish hard mode.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 180 MB

Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Pre-order ($29.99)
Pre-order the first Sam & Max game to hit the PlayStation 3 to lock down all 5 episodes!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 100 KB

The Tester

The Tester Episode 5
This week’s episode is called “Buzz In or Buzz Off.” The remaining six (only 6!) gamers take on a BUZZ!-themed quiz challenge testing their mastery of all things PlayStation. Things heat up when SCEA’s Director of First Party Quality Assurance, Jeff Wilkerson, joins the panel this week to evaluate who might have what it takes to work on one of his QA teams. There’s no place to hide in this episode and somebody is bound to crack under the pressure.
File size: 385 MB (SD) 864 MB (HD)

PSone Classics

One ($5.99)
Discover the secrets of your past as you make your way through a strange future. Only one thing will protect you along the way: RAGE
ESRB Rated T
File size: 37 MB

Jigsaw Madness ($5.99)
Piece together 150 different pictures in this digitalized version of the timeless puzzle!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 208 MB

Game Demos (free)

Brain Challenge Demo
Play Brain Challenge now for free with this trial version! Boost your brain and relieve stress through 25 Visual, Memory, Logic, Math and Focus mini-games. Get detailed evaluations of your performances in personal training sessions with your coach. Challenge other players online/offline and determine who’s the best in the delirious multiplayer Card Game!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 220 MB

Add-on Game Content

Aliens Vs. Predator Multiplayer Swarm Map Pack ($6.99)
Four additional multiplayer maps for Aliens vs Predator.

  • Docks – a dockyard on the waters of BG-386
  • Outpost – the original site of the Weyland-Yutani colony on BG-386
  • Machine – this facility provided electrical power to the colonists at Freya’s Prospect
  • Hive – The Xenomorph hive. Beware all who enter here.

File size: 427 MB

Dragon Age: Origins Awakening ($39.99)
The archdemon lies dead–and yet in coastal Amaranthine, strange darkspawn still plague the land. As the newly appointed commander of the Grey Wardens, you must rebuild your shattered stronghold, recruit new Wardens to the cause, and defeat this terrifying menace.
File size: 1.57 GB

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Ultimate Warriors Pack 2 (free)
“Dragon Ball: Raging Blast” Character Pack #9 is now available! The ninth release is the “Ultimate Warriors Pack 2!” This pack contains Majin Vegeta, Frieza, Android #17, Android #18 and Cell! The ultimate fighters with exceptional abilities join the Raging Blast battles! Can you control their incomparable powers?!
File size: 116 KB

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Quest Pack #2 (free)
Quest Pack #2 – Enhance your Strikeforce experience with these new missions and challenges. Also includes all previous Quest Packs. The following quests will be added to the city’s “Noticeboard”. To learn more about this pack and about Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce go to

  • Battle of Ru Xu Kou
  • Linked Chains Plan
  • Martial Contest 2

File size: 101 KB

Need for Speed SHIFT Exotic Racing Series ($9.99)
The all-new Exotic Racing Series for Need for Speed SHIFT introduces seven phenomenal new cars, including the McLaren MP4-12C and the legendary BMW M1, and the amazing new Riviera track. Over fifty exciting new events have also been created just for these cars, so you’ll have plenty of time to revel in these beauties. Completing the Exotic Racing Series are an additional 125 points worth of trophies for undertaking various exciting challenges.
File size: 215 MB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit

  • “(No More) Paddy’s Lament” by Flogging Molly ($1.99)
  • “Requiem For A Dying Song” by Flogging Molly ($1.99)
  • “The Seven Deadly Sins” by Flogging Molly ($1.99)
  • Flogging Molly Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Requiem For A Dying Song”, “The Seven Deadly Sins”, and “(No More) Paddy’s Lament” by Flogging Molly. 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 sizes: 31 MB – 36 MB (singles), 99 MB (track pack)

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

  • “It’s Not My Time”— 3 Doors Down ($1.99)
  • “Control”— Mute Math ($1.99)
  • “Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ (South Park Version)”— Eric Cartman ($1.99)
  • “Oh Yeah”— The Subways ($1.99)
  • “Rock & Roll Queen”— The Subways ($1.99)
  • “The Who Super Bowl S-mashup”— The Who ($1.99)
  • “Bad Romance”— Lady Gaga ($1.99)
  • “Just Dance”— Lady Gaga ($1.99)
  • “Monster”— Lady Gaga ($1.99)
  • “Poker Face”— Lady Gaga ($1.99)
  • Lady Gaga Pack 1 ($6.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Lady Gaga Pack 1. This pack includes “Bad Romance,” “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” and “Monster” by Lady Gaga.

File sizes: 21 MB – 89 MB (singles), 165 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 3/18 Edition
Join host Christina Lee for PULSE presented by the PlayStation Network. In this edition, get a sneak peek at God of War III, get the lowdown on a huge expansion pack for Dragon Age: Origins, and take a look at the top PSP downloads so far this year. New video releases include the Wachowski brothers’ Ninja Assassin and the intriguing ABC series, FlashForward.
File size: 262 MB (HD) 452 MB (1080)

make.believe – Creating Magic Gaming Moments
File size: 63 MB (HD) 104 MB (1080)

SOCOM 4 – Announce Trailer
File size: 55 MB (HD) 92 MB (1080)

“Sam & Max” The Devil’s Playhouse Trailer
File size: 133 MB (1080)

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
File size: 42 MB (HD)

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Gameplay Reveal Trailer
File size: 133 MB (HD)

Heavy Rain Immersion Video
File size: 240 MB (HD) 418 MB (1080)

Heavy Rain Story Video
File size: 214 MB (HD) 365 MB (1080)

Heavy Rain Testimonials Video
File size: 124 MB (HD) 211 MB (1080)

Army of Two: The 40th Day Chapters of Deceit Trailer
File size: 41 MB (HD)

MLB 10 The Show Pick Off Trailer
File size: 72 MB (HD) 121 MB (1080)

MLB 10 The Show Catcher Mode Trailer
File size: 54 MB (HD) 90 MB (1080)

MLB 10 The Show Launch Trailer
File size: 66 MB (HD) 112 MB (1080)


Heavy Rain Soundtrack ($9.99)
File size: 83 MB

PS3 Themes

Heavy Rain Mars ARI Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 3.77 MB

Acid Trip Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.38 MB

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars Theme ($0.99)
File size: 6.26 MB

Wallpaper (free)

Feeding Frenzy 2 Shipwreck Showdown Wallpaper
File size: 212 KB (SD) 865 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Patchwork Heroes ($9.99)
The fate of a city is in your hands! Act quickly in 30 levels to save cities from giant looming warships in this fun action game. Become a hero by controlling a powerful destructive vehicle that can cut enemy ships apart into patches of different sizes that crash to the ground. Dodge enemies, rescue trapped comrades, and use special attacks to beat each ship before time runs out!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 229 MB

The Red Star ($14.99)
Set in a Russian-inspired parallel universe, The Red Star thrusts you into a gritty futuristic world of chaotic warfare, industrial technology and arcane magic.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 216 MB

LUXOR Bundle – LUXOR Wrath of Set & LUXOR Pharaoh’s Challenge ($9.99)
Join the adventure and travel through more than 200 levels of marble-shooting adventure in this LUXOR Two Pack! Including LUXOR Wrath of Set and LUXOR Pharaoh’s Challenge, you’ll wield your scarab shooter from the Nile delta deep into Egypt.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 40 MB

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

BreakQuest ($3.99)
File size: 66 MB

Add-on Game Content (also available from PS3 Storefront)

LittleBigPlanet PSP Metropolis Costumes (free)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “PLAY, CREATE, SHARE” experience, makes its way to the PSP system with a completely new Sackboy adventure. Get five costumes from the Metropolis level of the PS3 version of the game.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.53 MB

LittleBigPlanet PSP Metropolis Theme Pack ($2.99)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. Download a new set of costumes and CREATE materials to create your own Metropolis levels! The Metropolis Theme Pack includes 10 Costume items, 25 CREATE Materials, 14 Stickers, 1 Music kit, and 1 Background.
NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 2.66 MB

BUZZ! Quiz World Rock Idols Quiz Pack ($3.99)
Are you ready for a solo? Show the competition how much you know about some of the best rock acts in music! This BUZZ! Quiz World PSP quiz pack features hundreds of questions about rock music to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz World PSP game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown. Challenge friends and family and “Show ’em Your Trivia!”
File size: 44 MB

Game Videos (free)

The Tester Episode 5
File size: 156 MB

Pulse 3/18 Edition
File size: 44 MB

Heavy Rain Immersion Video
File size: 38 MB

Heavy Rain Story Video
File size: 34 MB

Heavy Rain Testimonials Video
File size: 20 MB

SOCOM 4 Announce Trailer
File size: 8.12 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Acid Trip PSP Theme ($1.49)
File size: 480 KB

Underwater Disco PSP Theme ($1.49)
File sizes: 530 KB

Abstracted – 1st Wall PSP Theme ($0.99)
File size: 621 KB

Abstracted – 2nd Wall PSP Theme ($0.99)
File sizes: 641 KB

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  • please bring over the Ace Combat series to the Playstation Network.

  • nice update, but more avatars are needed ^_^

  • Patchwork Heroes is mine! The demo was fantastic.

  • Patchwork Heroes is a must buy at $10 and The Red Star is tempting, but where are all the PSP UMD legacy titles? It’s almost 3 months into the year and we haven’t seen a single noteworthy UMD legacy title this year. Where’s Square-Enix’s backcatalog? Where’s Mega Man Powered Up? Popolocrois? MGS Acid?

  • Cool, I’ve been waiting for BreakQuest. Is it compatible with the PS3, or just PSP?

  • Grace,

    Are there still plans to move older UMD games to the PSN network for PSP? I have noticed the last couple months have been new PSN games only. I know you can’t promise or even announce anything, I just want to know if it is an intentional stop.


    • Not intentional, although it may appear that way. We’d love to continue to bring “legacy” UMD titles to PSN.

  • This is all good i guess, but where is the God of War 3 skins at ? I called this morning about not getting a email yet for my Phantom of Chaos character skin , the lady said these would be up today. So I haven’t gotten my email yet and I see nothing in here about the gow3 skins?

  • Weak update… and to add insult to injury, GTA Episodes from Liberty City is delayed two weeks.

  • I would have gotten the Super Bowl Who track if it was released that day, but enough time has passed to where that hype has worn off. Same with “All You Need is Love” For TBRB. I’m not really blaming Sony on this, though.

  • Don’t count One for PSOne as a bad game guys, I have the disc and I love it.

  • can we expect fat princess fistfull of cake anytime soon?

  • Are there going to be ARI themes for all four environments from the game or just Mars?

  • A really thin week with another random PS1 classic. Good to see Patchwork Heroes for PSP owners at least, as it looks to be the only thing for them worth buying this week.

  • No BlazBlue, no Metal Slug XX, nothing at all.

    Good thing there are always “haters” like us ready to downvote such a mediocre service. As long as there are people left behind, these updates won’t get 5 points. Because they don’t deserve it.

    If the update was good for some, then good for them.
    For me it isn’t, so I downvote and complain. Fair enough, right?

    Yes, it’s free, but guess what? I still complain. Like many others. That’s what this comment section is for.

  • nice update but still waiting on BLAZBLUE,YAKUZA,WKC, and hopefully FF13 DLC like the japanese FF13 pulse expansion and MW2 map pack but anyways thx for the trine price reduction and eric cartman poker face yeepee rock band on tonight . mai mai mai poker face lol LOVE SOUTH PARK ….. can we get more south park rock band track like master p kenny dead, and eric cartman holy night PLEASE.

  • im just glad it updated before i went to bed this week.

  • Grace,

    Thanks again for the Megaman 10 demo. And thanks for having sales that are available to every user! I wish Microsoft did that.

    Do you think we’ll get the PixelJunk Shooter demo and a FFXIII demo soon?

    Thanks again for fixing the Gravity Crash wallpapers!

    Have a good weekend!

  • What’s up with the Battlefield Bad Company 2 DLC? I thought I read it comes out today, and now its saying there’s some type of delay…

  • Has the Trine Full Game been updated to patch 1.05. The European version is updated. It would be great if the US version were the same.

  • Not the right place to say this I know but when are you guys going to increase our friend limit size. Having friends for each popular game you own easily exceeds the limit. When we get new games we can’t add new friends to play with for those games without deleting other good friends from other games. This urgently needs to be increased soon. It’s gone on for too long! Why have such a small limit, it’s ridiculous.

  • OMFG ITS ONE!!!! i loved that game as a kid. such a classic. downloading now.

  • i wish there were more demos.

  • Sam and Max full-season of episodes pre-ordered!

  • >The Red Star ($14.99)

    Anyone that owns a PSP and doesn’t get this game doesn’t like fun.

  • Eh nothing there for me to get excited. See you guys next week.

  • Meh. Next week will be better.

  • PaRappa the Rapper PS1 classic. Puhleeze.

  • wow. what a freakin HORRIBLE update.


  • Good fail Sony good fail….. what game came out Tuesday…. or have you guys already forgotten? it was only the most anticipated game of the year yet i see no GOW3 avatars or themes great Sony just great you have failed all GOW fans thx again.

  • @skynet
    while your argument appears logical it isn’t really, there is limited content in the pipeline and therefore it is impossible for every week to have content that every person would like

    the friends list cap is the same on both systems, and both companies have stated that it is a server cap of kind at the current time, maybe eventually they will raise it above 100 but i wouldn’t get my hopes up

  • here’s an idea – fix your update process. I’m sick of bringing home a new game and having to wait for an hour for an update to download and install before I can play it. This is exactly why I purchase so few PS3 games. The 360 can update a title in under 10 seconds, and I am playing right away. Why can’t the PS3 do this, with all the ‘superb power’ that it is supposed to possess?

    Secondly, when I d/l a game from PSN, why can I not d/l the most recent version of the game? I wait an hour to download a game, then wait another hour for the thing to d/l an update. Completely stupid.

    If you can’t get this simple process to be quick and user-friendly (like your competition has NO PROBLEM DOING) then I see no reason to keep a PS3 any longer. You state that it ‘only does everything’. That’s a little misleading. It should be followed with the tag-line of ‘…if you just don’t mind waiting 2 hours to accomplish anything’.

  • My god, where… is… fat princess???

  • Looks like Imma just grab the tester. I didn’t see much else…hmmm…I still need to get GOW3 so I’ll just wait. Good update keep up the good work. ^_^

  • OH MY GOD! BREAKQUEST?!! FINALY!!! Guys, you need to get this game!

  • You’ve got to put out better PSone classics. I mean… honestly.

    I’m glad Trine is the price it SHOULD have been now. Sorry, but $20 for a PSN title is just too much.

  • @81

    if you’re waiting an hour to download stuff on your ps3, then you obviously need a better ISP!

  • Nice Update but the biggest news for me is the PSP mini breakquest. I have this game on Mac and it is fantastic. This is worthy of a full $20 purchase on the PC/Mac. Now you can get it for $3.99 on PSN. This is a no brainer. as this a great full length game with 100 levels.

  • FINALLY! A great PSOne Classic I’ve been waiting for ever since they started being available for download – One. Probably one of the best (and hugely underrated) games released for the system. Absolutely phenomenal. Very happy this week, thanks!

  • Groovin multiplayer lol what a joke I don’t know why but like elifunk nobody will ever join my matches I see this happening alot with these obscure network games I know I’m not the only person In The world who bought these games why is there nobody ever online I see the same thing happening with Dj hero

  • I wish you Sony would do better for your customers and call every single little developer in order to get the games onto the PS store. Really im ashamed to call myself a sony customer. I feel like i wasted my life seeing how much you changed sony.

  • Lately I post only to voice my dissatisfaction at the content of the update.
    But since getting rid of my pspNO and reverting to the 3000, I’m finding myself
    less annoyed about the total lack of pspNO support.

    So, pspNO lack of content aside, not a bad update…not “good” but not the worst
    this year for sure.

  • I knew it! I almost bought Trine last week,but I thought I would hold off until you had a sale. Hell yeah!

  • Complain. Complain. Complain.

    Do you kids not understand how great a game like One is? You should be doing back flips. This game is epic. At a price of $5.99, you’re getting a steal. I bought that game when it was new at $49.99, but I imagine most you were too busy crappin’ in your pampers.

  • That was a nice update on mlb the show on the newer batting stances to use …. can we try to get ryan braun and and jay bruce stance as well ?? I’m looking forward to the next update for the show. Keep it up sony and san diego studios …

  • @gettinmoney662 sorry I forgot about the replies from snarky brats, I guess those count as replies too!

    Thanks for the helpful feedback!

  • @93

    I’ll take complaints over your snobby arrogance and elitism. Your age only indicates how long you’ve managed to stay alive, not maturity or complexity of any kind, as your petulant child like bragging showcases. Try changing your own diaper before commenting on the contents of others, boy.

    As for the update, I find it lacking anything I want. Why pay you thirty dollars to “pre-order” a downloadable game? That makes no sense. It’s not like the game has a limited number of downloads before it’s pulled from the servers. If you want relatively obscure PSone games with cult following, I can think of quite a few better than One, such as Fear Effect and Disruptor. That other game has no business being on the store at all, it’s not a classic by any remotely competent argument.

    But seriously, don’t ever do this “pre-order” nonsense again. It makes no sense.

  • Hey Grace,

    I like that there is more Heavy Rain stuff being released. Nice to see the release of the Heavy Rain Soundtrack on PSN! Is this a precursor of things to come???

    Also, Christina Lee hits it out of the park every episode of Pulse! GIVE HER A RAISE!

    I remember “One” from my playstation One days. It was the first time I used the dual analog controller. This game was very fun.

    Thanks for the sales and free content!

    Mies2000 :)

  • Come on Sony people have been asking you to bring Crash Team Racing to the United States Playstation Store for months now. Instead of putting out Psx titles no one is asking for make us proud and bring Crash to the store.


  • Whats wrong with the rock band network on PSN? ive read about clutch coming to rock band this week through RBN, yet playstation gives us a pack of garbage instead? *cough* lady gaga *cough* *cough*

    apparently the ps3 does everything…. but play clutch.

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