PlayStation Store Update

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

PlayStation Japanese Imports

Have you ever wondered what bizarre and wonderful games Japanese gamers were playing on their PSone? Check out the new Japanese PSone Imports to find out. This week features 2 new incredible PSone games: Cho Aniki, a shooter like no others, and Gaia Seed, a side-scrolling futuristic shooter . PlayStation Plus subscribers can enjoy these games for half the price.

PlayStation Plus

Free Games
Zen Pinball (PS3)
Echoes – minis
Syphon Filter 3 – PS One

Early Access Game and Demo
Sword & Soldiers ($9.99)
Blend ninja monkeys, attacking Aztecs and brutal Vikings with everything you love about real time strategy games and you’ve got Swords and Soldiers, a unique new game hitting the PlayStation Network! Acquire resources, assemble your army, thwart enemies and dominate your opponents in single and multiplayer local and online modes. Advance through each level and unlock special modes, minigames and PSN trophies as you go!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 248 MB

Free Game Add-on
High Velocity Bowling – Move Compatibility Add-On
High Velocity Bowling now offers PlayStation Move motion controller support! Bowl like the pros with a realistic bowling swing and movement.
This content addition provides PlayStation Move motion controller support. The add-on is dependent on a patch that will release by tomorrow evening.
File size: 100 KB

Free Themes
Shades of Autumn Theme

Cuboid (PlayStation Plus Price $5.00, original price $9.99)
Savage Moon (PlayStation Plus Price $5.00, original price $9.99)
LittleBigPlanet: Monster Costume Pack (PlayStation Plus Price $1.50, original price $2.99)

Discounted PSone Games
Cho Aniki (PlayStation Plus Price $3.00, original price $5.99)
Gaiaseed (PlayStation Plus Price $3.00, original price $5.99)

Free Avatars
LittleBigPlanet Avatar – Hugo
LittleBigPlanet Avatar – Marvin


International Track & Field (PS3) – Sale (now $2.99, original price $5.99)
Select Rock Band Singles and Packs (PS3) are on sale through October 4th
Mega Man 10 (PS3) – Sale (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Downloadable Games

Blade Kitten ($14.99)
Kit Ballard is a bounty hunter and one of the best in the business. Together with her alien sidekick Skiffy and her sword, the Darque Blade, she hunts down rogue mechs and soft targets to make the planet a safer place. Kit becomes the nexus of a tumultuous series of events on the strange planetoid known as HOLLOW WISH. Join Kit, Skiffy and the Darque Blade in the all new action adventure game… “Blade Kitten”
ESRB Rated T
File size: 655 MB

Sonic Adventure ($9.99)
Join Sonic and friends as they embark on their first truly epic quest to stop Dr. Eggman’s most villainous scheme in the hit Dreamcast title Sonic Adventure now available on the PlayStation Network.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.52 GB

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue ($14.99)
Join DeathSpank in the hunt for the Thongs Of Virtue! Fight through war-torn battlefields, tame the High Plains and sail the savage seas. Experience fast paced action-RPG combat with over 150 quests and tons of weapons, armor and loot to collect.
Download by September 27th and get the Snowy Mountain Dungeon and Tankko the Warrior multiplayer add-ons for free!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.28 GB

Game Demos (free)

DJ Hero 2 Demo
Following the award-winning, #1 new videogame IP of 2009, DJ Hero 2 transforms living rooms into nightclubs all over again with a new music-gaming experience. Friends & families can become mix masters and singing sensations, like never before. The DJ Hero® 2 DEMO provides players with 3 unique mixes and 2 modes of play including a sneak peak video of Empire Mode.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.02 GB

Blade Kitten Demo
In this demo, join Kit Ballard as she explores the mysterious world of Hollow Wish to hunt down rogue mechs and soft targets. Jump right in and begin exploring and fighting your way through multiple levels loaded with secret areas and hidden collectibles. With her alien sidekick Skiffy and her sword, the Darque Blade, customize Kit’s abilities such as weaponry and armor to make her the ultimate kick-ass bounty hunter!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 685 MB

NBA ELITE 11 reinvents the basketball experience. Through Real Physics and all-new Hands-On Control, NBA ELITE 11 is the first basketball game to feel like NBA basketball. Relive the last minutes of game #7 of the 2010 Finals, shoot some one on one, and play the all-new Become Legendary – Be A Pro mode. Traditional button controls also available.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 923 MB

Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue Demo
Join DeathSpank in the hunt for the Thongs Of Virtue! Fight through war-torn battlefields, tame the High Plains and sail the savage seas. Experience fast paced action-RPG combat with over 150 quests and tons of weapons, armor and loot to collect.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.26 GB

Enslaved: Odyssey of the West Demo
Download the Enslaved demo and get a sneak peek into a gripping journey as two dissimilar characters form an uneasy partnership in order to survive through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America. Play as Monkey, a strong brutish loner who has been captured by a mysterious slave ship. Trip, a technologically savvy young woman, hacks a slave headband and commands Monkey to help her get home. If she dies, he dies, and her journey has now become his.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.34 GB

Kung Fu Rider Demo
On the run and armed with only the puttering wheels of their office chairs and a few ferocious kung fu moves, private detective Toby and his mesmerizing assistant Karin must rush to flee the city before getting clotheslined by the mob. Experience the adrenaline rush of a high speed getaway as you ride your way to safety, grasping onto your PlayStation Move motion controller to stay in control at breakneck speeds. Download the demo today!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 460 MB

Sports Champions Demo
Sports Champions will let you and your friends physically engage in an array of competitive sporting activities as you go head to head in six events. With the easy to use PlayStation Move, anyone can crush, spike and smoke the competition in the ultimate sports showdown. Download the demo today and compete to become the greatest sports champion!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 1014 MB

PSone Imports

Cho Aniki ($5.99)
At long last, Western gamers can now enjoy one of the most controversial titles ever released in Japan. The legendary Cho Aniki will grab you by the dingle berries and pull you into its world of wacky fun. We present the game in its original Japanese splendor. No political correctness here. Hop on board and let the shooting begin.
Please Note: This game is a direct import from Japan. Help with playing can be found at
ESRB Rated T
File size: 263 MB

Gaia Seed ($5.99)
One of the greatest shooters that never made it to Western markets, GaiaSeed is a smooth and silky display of algorythmic perfection that always challenges but never frustrates.
Please Note: This game is a direct import from Japan. Help with playing can be found at
ESRB Rated E
File size: 64 MB

Add-on Game Content

EyePet – Race Car Driver DLC (free)
The Race Car Driver Pack for EyePet brings the speedway right into your living room! Deck him out in a cool racing outfit and then hit the Drawing mode to get EyePet on his car. You’ve never seen a virtual pet quite like this. EyePet! Download the new outfits today!
File size: 100 KB

EyePet – Farm Animals DLC ($2.99)
The Farm Animals Pack for EyePet brings the farm right to your living room! You’ve never seen a virtual pet quite like this. EyePet! Download the new outfits today!
File size: 100 KB

Clash of the Titans – Zeus Challenge Quest Pack ($1.99)
This downloadable content will allow players to experience the following additional quests: “The Temple of the Gods” and “Man-Eating Monster”. Obtain new subweapons and rare gift items by clearing this quest.
File size: 144 MB

Red Dead Redemption – Liars And Cheats ($9.99)
The world of Red Dead Redemption multiplayer expands again with the new Liars and Cheats Pack. Challenge friends to horse races, try your luck with multiplayer Poker or Liar’s Dice or hold your ground in the new Stronghold competitive mode. Reduce your enemies to dust with the Explosive Rifle. Play as legendary heroes and villains from the single-player story as you take on several new Gang Hideouts and Hunting Grounds in Free Roam.
File size: 123 MB

Sonic Adventure DX Upgrade ($4.99)
Upgrade your copy of Sonic Adventure to the Director’s Cut version today and unlock 60 new missions, and Metal Sonic as a playable character!
File size: 173 MB

Planet Mini-Golf – Stronghold Island ($2.49)
Explore the scenic Stronghold Island set in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, where four new tournaments awaits you with 36 exciting holes to play! Build your own holes amongst the medieval castle ruins using brand new tiles and objects, and share them with the Planet Minigolf community!
File size: 112 MB

ModNation Racers: Nathan Drake Mod and Kart ($1.99)
This Nathan Drake Mod AND Kart pack will have you racing through ModNation Racers on a mission to find uncharted paths on your way to the checkered flag. This ModNation Racers Mod AND Kart pack includes a fully-designed Mod and Kart inspired by the games from Naughty Dog, Inc. Download this pack today!
File size: 100 KB

Skate 3 – San Van Party Pack ($6.99)
The party is on! Revisit some old San Van favorites along with a massive new park and get your creative Zen flowing with a new Skate.Park lot. Party Play is back so get ready for some head to head skating in Spot Battle, 1-UP, SKATE and HOM!
File size: 418 MB

Dead Rising 2 – Free Pack – Ninja (free)
This free pack is needed to play co-op with an owner of the “Skills Pack – Ninja” content pack.
File size: 2.78 MB

Dead Rising 2 – Free Pack – Psycho (free)
This free pack is needed to play co-op with an owner of the “Skills Pack -Psycho” content pack.
File size: 4.83 MB

Dead Rising 2 – Free Pack – Soldier (free)
This free pack is needed to play co-op with an owner of the “Skills Pack – Soldier” content pack.
File size: 5.77 MB

Dead Rising 2 – Free Pack – Sports Fan (free)
This free pack is needed to play co-op with an owner of the “Skills Pack – Sports Fan” content pack.
File size: 4.08 MB

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

  • “Buffalo Solider″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “Could You Be Loved″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “Exodus″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “I Shot The Sheriff″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “Is This Love″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “Jamming″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “No Woman No Cry″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “One Love/People Get Ready″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “Redemption Song″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “Satisfy My Soul″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “Stir It Up″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “Three Little Birds″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • “Waiting in Vain″ – Bob Marley ($1.99)
  • Bob Marley Legend Album ($19.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Bob Marley Legend Album. This pack includes “Buffalo Soldier”, “Could You Be Loved”, “Exodus”, “I Shot The Sheriff”, “Is This Love”, “Jamming”, “No Woman No Cry”, “One Love/People Get Ready”, “Redemption Song”, “Satisfy My Soul”, “Stir It Up”, “Three Little Birds”, “Waiting in Vain” by Bob Marley.
  • Snoop Dogg Pack 01 ($13.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Snoop Dogg Pack 01. This pack includes “Beautiful”, “Drop It Like It’s Hot”, “Ridin’ In My Chevy”, “Sensual Seduction”, “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head”, “Tha Shiznit”, “That’s Tha Homie”, and “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” by Snoop Dogg.

Rock Band Network

  • “Chelsea” – The Summer Set ($0.99)
  • “Crash Years” – The New Pornographers ($1.99)
  • “Packet Flier” – Terrorhorse ($0.99)
  • “Riot Act” – Exodus ($1.99)
  • “Step Up (I’m On It)” – Maylene & The Sons of Disaster ($1.99)

File size: 13 – 58 MB (singles), 350 – 370 MB (track packs)


Mega Man 10 Mega DLC Bundle ($4.99)
Purchase all five DLC items for Mega Man 10 with this Mega DLC Bundle. (Includes Endless Attack Mode, Bass Mode and Special Stages 1, 2, and 3)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 5.86 MB

Mega Man 10 Mega Dynamic Theme Pack ($5.99)
Purchase all three Dynamic Themes for Mega Man 10 with this Mega Dynamic Theme Pack. (Includes Dynamic themes 1, 2 and 3)
File size: 1.03 MB


Play Memories (free)
PlayMemories is a software program that lets you enjoy all your photos on TV. It provides you with a number of features for viewing both wide and tall panoramic photos, multi-angle photos from different angles, and 3D photos that take you right inside the images. With intuitive controls and an easy photo search for large collections (grouping by year, month, or day with one button functionality), PlayMemories makes memories easy and fun!
File size: 182 MB


Mega Man 10 Avatars ($0.49) (x3)
File size: 100 KB

Sports Champions Avatars ($0.49) (x10)
File size: 100 KB

Sports Champions Avatar Bundle ($2.99)
File size: 0.98 MB

PlayStation 15th Year Anniversary Avatar (free)
File size: 100 KB

Game Videos (free)

Medal Of Honor – The Mission
File size: 85 MB (HD)

Medal Of Honor – Consulting
File size: 139 MB (HD)

Medal Of Honor – The Wolf Pack
File size: 103 MB (HD)

Medal Of Honor – Hammer & Scalpel
File size: 128 MB (HD)

Medal Of Honor – The Catalyst
File size: 183 MB (HD)

Medal Of Honor – Singleplayer
File size: 51 MB (HD)

Pulse 9/21 Edition
File size: 309 MB (HD), 493 MB (1080)

Mafia II – Developer Diary #4
File size: 147 MB (HD)

Bulletstorm – Announcement Trailer
File size: 38 MB (HD)

Mass Effect 2 – PS3 Announcement Trailer
File size: 17 MB (HD)

Shaun White Skateboarding – Transformation Gameplay Trailer
File size: 61 MB (HD)

Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 Trailer
File size: 56 MB (HD)

ModNation Artist Spotlight: Tanner vs. Tyler
File size: 214 MB (HD), 359 MB (1080)

TV Superstars Trailer
File size: 89 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

Sports Champions Archery Theme (free)
File size: 2.04 MB

Sports Champions Beach Volleyball Theme (free)
File size: 1.81 MB

Sports Champions Bocce Ball Theme (free)
File size: 1.79 MB

Sports Champions Disc Golf Theme (free)
File size: 1.87 MB

Sports Champions Gladiator Duel Theme (free)
File size: 2.00 MB

Sports Champions Table Tennis Theme (free)
File size: 1.66 MB

Sports Champions Theme (free)
File size: 8.34 MB

EyePet Summer Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 6.79 MB

Kung Fu Rider Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 7.84 MB

Sports Champions Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 4.09 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Army ($2.99)
File size: 2.9 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Wisconsin ($2.99)
File size: 3.07 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Auburn ($2.99)
File size: 3.22 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – USC ($2.99)
File size: 3.27 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Michigan ($2.99)
File size: 3.3 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Michigan State ($2.99)
File size: 3.11 MB

NCAA Dynamic Theme – Ohio State ($2.99)
File size: 3.24 MB

Wallpapers (free)

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap Wallpaper #3
File size: 240 KB (SD), 487 KB (1080)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

CLADUN: This Is An RPG! ($19.99)
Some say, because the treasures were there. Or because the enemy must be defeated there. Or because dreams are made there. Connected to many different worlds, people call this place, “Arcanus Cella.”
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 185 MB

101-in-1 Megamix ($14.99)
101-in-1 Megamix is a collection of 101 games offering a healthy serving of adventure, action and puzzle gameplay galore that is fun for all family.
Featuring 101 games that take you from the depth of the ocean to the Wild West… From the Stone Age to space racing… 101-in-1 Megamix boasts a unique visual style, a wide variety of unlockable games and prizes, and superb multiplayer action.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 411 MB

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

Gladiator Begins – Animal Gladiator (free)
This is Gladiator Begins DLC. Gladiator Begins lets you create and customize your own gladiator (female) to battle it out in the colosseum to try and earn enough money to buy your freedom.
File size: 588 KB

Gladiator Begins – Animal Print (free)
This is Gladiator Begins DLC. Gladiator Begins lets you create and customize your own gladiator (female) to battle it out in the colosseum to try and earn enough money to buy your freedom.
File size: 584 KB

Gladiator Begins – Crown (free)
This is Gladiator Begins DLC. Gladiator Begins lets you create and customize your own gladiator (male or female) to battle it out in the colosseum to try and earn enough money to buy your freedom.
File size: 469 KB

Gladiator Begins – Cursed Panoply (free)
This is Gladiator Begins DLC. Gladiator Begins lets you create and customize your own gladiator (male or female) to battle it out in the colosseum to try and earn enough money to buy your freedom.
File size: 493 KB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 9/21 Edition
File size: 48 MB

Wallpapers (free)

Zenonia – Minis Wallpaper
File size: 90 KB

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  • @SpyDudeFX yeh i know that was the original date but cos of PSN maintenance and the fact that this store update was brought forward i hoped it would be the same for the patch. o well, nice update anyways

  • Best update ever. Sonic Adventure, even with SA Directors Cut DLC, and a free PS 15th anniversary avatar. Thank you so much :D

  • Surprises are always welcome!

    Glad to see some stuff coming over finaly

  • I’ve come to accept that we are never going to get the Demon’s Souls dynamic theme. However, can ANYONE please tell us WHY?!

  • Hey Grace, where is the Sonic Adventure Demo?

  • Wow this update is just awesome. One of the best I seen. Um I probably try one of the PS1 imports and some of those demo. Blade Kitten looks pretty good, but I wait for it to be free or for a discount on PSN+.

  • I think I feel a joke about to emerge~ hey Sony…how many firmware updates does it take to finally screw loyal fans out of their commitment to you…..? give up? too damn many!! I feel bad for the PS3 players. every update does something negative to your systems. also, you gain some features and lose others. no apology for anything, just more of the usual silliness. how does it all make sense to you Sony?????

  • This is a great update! 5 things on my download list and 3 things already completed. Wow!

  • Great update, thank you guys. I was really looking forward to Cladun and Blade Kitten, so I’ll definitely get those. I was just in Japan and my lady is from there, so we’re excited about the Japan releases coming stateside. I hope we’ll see more than PS1 classics, as there are a lot of great titles for PSP that are Japan only that I wish I had picked up while I was over there.

    Still, I’ll probably give Gaia Seed a shot. I wouldn’t touch Cho Aniki with a ten foot pole though……

    Anyways, thanks for the great update!

  • Cho Aniki? Seriously? Oh hell yes.

  • What the…. When are we going to get Vagrant Story which is WAY overdue considering the european store had it SINCE DECEMBER 2009!!!!!

    And also, No front mission 3? That’s like 2 Square Enix games that didn’t see a US release so far, what the hell is going on, and why can’t we get any info or updates on WHY THEY AREN’T!?

  • what the hell is Gladiator Begins? I can’t find anything about that game anywhere

  • Whoa. Excellent update! Can’t wait to download & try Enslaved tommorrow. I’ve also got to try the Sonic Adventure & Blade Kitten demos. :)

  • Pretty nice update. I’m downloading all my PS+ stuff right now. Quick question. Does Sonic Adventure have trophies?


  • I’ve been having trouble accessing the store all night. Keeps saying it’s not available in my region.

    Suppose I’ll keep trying for a while.

  • Hey, hey, HEY! WAIT… WHAT!? Does that wallpaper advertise Zenonia coming to PSP!?

  • Great, a wealth of content this week, I couldn’t ask for more. Thank you.

  • I see how it is now… if I want Move support in my High Velocity Bowling. I see how it is now Sony. You finally got me. A low blow, but it worked.

  • Man… late as Hell, but pretty epic. Wow.

  • cant find the sonic demo

  • Good update lots of stuff got a new avatar lol

  • can’t find Sonic demo

  • No Start the Party demo??? The Augmented reallity of that game intigued me, but no demo = no buy. As seeing how the demo was on the demo disc with the starter bundle, and not on the store, I regret already owning a PS Eye.

  • I’ve purchased a ton of premium avatars but the free PlayStation 15th anniversary avatar has to be my favorite avatar so far!

  • MAJOR PS plus and store updtae!!!!!

    Now that is what im talking about, puting the ++++++ on PS+


  • @31 The Heavy Rain PlayStation Move patch will be released today. Patches aren’t released in the PS Store, that’s why it’s not included in this blog post. They’re automatically pushed by the developer when you pop in the disc.

  • Very nice update. Thanks

  • Another terrible update. Still no Castlevania demo or good downloadable games. Then yet again more lame avatars from Crapcom. On top of that most demos are unplayable as you’ll need a DJ table or a Move controller. Terrible PS+ update as usual too.

  • @ElektroDragon
    Why would you want to use Move with HVB anyway? The game already has a brilliant motion control scheme with the sixasis/ds3.

  • are the imports in japanese?

  • are the PS1 imports downloadable for the PSP?? If the answer is “NO” that really would suck. If “YES” thanks. not much PSP love once again in my opinion.

  • Where the hell is the Valkenhayn DLC?

  • Great, I stay awake until 1:00 AM on a school night waiting for Valkenhayn, only to find out he isn’t being released. Well played Sony, well played.

  • Oh, look.

    They give us some Japanese Imports, yet don’t give us Valkenhayn for Blazblue: Continuum Shift where the information is already on the disc, we have the update were his slot is available but locked, of which just needs to be unlocked buy purchasing the key via PSN, and the Japanese PSN already has him available.

    Way to go, Sony. Way to go.

  • For those who are looking for something in particular from this update, use the search feature at the upper right. That’s how I found Sonic Adventure and the free PS 15th Anniversary avatar. It doesn’t seem as though the store front has been updated yet with the newer additions.

  • great update!!

  • Chad let us know if you find any Home unlockables and how the game is, thx.

  • Yuh did see dat? Dat be da Bob Marley Rock Band,mon! You make me feel like a sweepstakes winna!!! Hooray Sony!!

  • No excuse Sony, no excuse as to why it was this late.

  • Dear Sony,
    1.Please require all DL games to have Demos DAY 1.
    2.Please find a way to have trophies sync faster AND automatically. I should not have to click sync.
    3.Please have the XMB load faster.
    4.Please give SEGA a publisher section. Since the Dreamcast games are coming make it easier to have them together.

    I said Please!

  • Great update with Japan’s PS1 games !! Is there anyway you guys are getting Ore no Ryouri ? I used to play it all the time. And since it’s on JPN PSN, maybe it can come to the US ?

  • Oh god, what happened to Valkenhayn being released today as planned?

  • Still no answer as to why no BlazBlue DLC.Is nice to see that you care so much SONY.

  • Mega Man 10 is also on sale for $4.99, you guys missed that in the post.

  • So, shameless faceless PR drone, since you’ve answered 2 questions we know you are watching, are you going to man up and answer for the lack of BB content considering 5 people have asked already if not more. Answer the questions and take responsibility for your mistake…or you know, be a company that has less integrity than Microsoft…it’s your choice.

  • This was a nice update! Grace or whoever is in charge of the Japanese imports, pleeease I beg of you.. please give us (or me if I’m gonna be selfish here) Ore no Ryouri from the Japanese PS Store!!!!

  • @SpyDudeFX, already made a thread about it in Home General, I’ve been hyped to play this, the Home rewards are simple a plus :P

  • simply*

  • “Hi, the demo was delayed so it’s not actually on the store. We’ll fix the post.”

    (Sonic Adventure)

    ok then, if it was delayed does that mean until the next store update, or sometime later today? Or do we not get it at all now?

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