PlayStation Store Update

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PlayStation Store Update

Hi Everyone –
House of the Dead fans, another blockbuster adventure arrives with House of the Dead 4! Hot from the arcades and exclusively on PlayStation Network, it marks the first time House of the Dead 4 is available to play at home, and for only $9.99. Play as AMS Agent James Taylor or Kate Green and save the world by fighting against an old enemy and hordes of unforgiving evil creatures in this unforgettable House of the Dead adventure. HoD4 also fully supports PlayStation Move, multiplayer modes, and for a limited time, is available with a 30% discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers!

PlayStation Store Update

We’ve also got great new PS Vita content to check out. Fans of last year’s PSN hit StarDone will be excited to see StarDrone Extreme on PS Vita. Featuring revamped levels from the original PS3 version as well as a ton of brand-new exclusive PS Vita levels; this velocity-based puzzler promises a breakthrough experience on PS Vita for only $3.99. Don’t forget that the PlayStation 3 version of StarDrone is getting updated, featuring cross-continued gameplay with PS Vita version via Cloud Save and Cloud Load feature allowing you to exchange your current progress between the two platforms.

PlayStation Store Update

Continuing with the PS Vita news, strategy fans won’t want to miss Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention. For newcomers, Disgaea is a turn-based strategy RPG where players can move and arrange their characters using a grid-based system to perform special attacks, or team up to do millions of points of damage (often in very comical cutscenes) against their opponents. For Disgaea fans, you know the deal: Tons of content jammed inside, on top of the Disgaea series’ infinite replayability, and all new PS Vita characters and features make for one amazingly addictive game. Read up more on the game’s features here, and download it today on the PlayStation Store for PS Vita.

Uncharted 3 fans take note: your time has come with an all new UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception™ Maps & Modes DLC Bundle featuring core content from some of the game’s outstanding maps packs and expansions. Featuring Flashback Map Pack #1, Co-Op Adventure Pack, Flashback Map Pack #2, Co-Op Shade Survival, and Drake’s Deception Map Pack; all this great content is available for $29.99. If you’re a Plus subscriber, you’ll be able to snag this bundle for a limited time discount at $20.99!

Lastly, in PlayStation Plus news, today you can get set for the multiplayer beta of Tom Clany’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier. It’s available for download today, but remember that the beta does not open until April 19th. You’ll also want to make sure you grab free PSN Game Frogger Returns, as well as take advantage of the aforementioned 30% discount on House of the Dead 4.


There’s much more content this week including new PS3 Full Games Dead Rising 2 Off The Record and NHL 12. Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below and come back next week to see what’s new in the PlayStation Store, or join the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the Official PlayStation Store Update thread.
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

Free Downloads: Frogger Returns
Full Game Trials: Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
NHL 12
Sonic CD
Alien Syndrome
Super Monkey Ball Adventure
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Maps & Modes DLC Bundle
Betas Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier

PSN Games

The House Of The Dead 4 ($9.99)
Save the world from nuclear disaster while old enemies and evil creatures stand in your way in this exciting shooting game. Enhanced graphics, co-op play, and PlayStation Move motion controller compatibility bring an intense arcade experience right to your living room.
ESRB rated M
File size 3.97 GB

PS Vita Games

Stardrone Extreme (+ Trial) ($3.99)
StarDrone Extreme is a high-speed action thriller with a mix of arcade action, pinball, breakout, physics and collect-the-objects. Cause your attackers to crash with rapid speed while collecting gems and power-up enhancements.
ESRB rated E
File size 136 MB

Disgaea 3: Absence Of Detention ($39.99)
Take a field trip any time you want with Mao, Raspberyl, Almaz, and the rest of the Evil Academy gang when Disgaea 3 returns on the PlayStation Vita system! Feel the cool breeze blow through your hair as you Magichange while sitting at the top of a hill, looking down on the beautiful city below.
ESRB rated T
File size 2.04 GB

PS3 Full Games

Dead Rising 2 Off The Record ($19.99)
Dead Rising 2 Off the Record, sees photojournalist and original hero of Dead Rising’s Willamette incident, Frank West take center stage as players experience a reimagining of the Fortune City outbreak.
ESRB rated M
File size 5.34 GB

NHL 12 ($59.99)
Experience the glory of becoming a legend with NHL 12 by shattering the records of some of the greatest to ever play the game, including Gretzky, Lemieux, Howe, and more.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 6.9 GB

PS Vita Demos (Free)

Stardrone Extreme Demo
StarDrone Extreme is a high-speed action thriller with a mix of arcade action, pinball, breakout, physics and collect-the-objects. Cause your attackers to crash with rapid speed while collecting gems and power-up enhancements. Explore the level to find key power-ups and earn more points that will ultimately let you compete against the world on the StarDrone leaderboard.
ESRB rated E
File size 136 MB

PS3 Add-ons

UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Maps & Modes DLC Bundle ($29.99)
Grab this bundle and save on your favorite maps and modes for UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer! Included are Flashback Map Pack #1, Co-Op Adventure Pack, Flashback Map Pack #2, Co-Op Shade Survival, and Drake’s Deception Map Pack!
File size 100 KB

MotorStorm RC Add ons (x3) (free – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB

Disney Universe – Neverland – Level Pack ($4.99)
The Disney Universe adventure continues with a new downloadable level pack featuring Disney’s Peter Pan. Suit up and battle through magical Neverland in some of your favorite costumes, including Mr. Smee, Wendy, Michael, John and the mischievous lostboy, Slightly. Each costume comes with its own upgradeable tool.
File size 672 MB

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Teeth Of Naros ($9.99)
In an epic new journey filled with tons of side quests, adventure through a paradise seen by few, and for good reason. Ascend to the floating city above Teeth of Naros and get a glimpse into the future of Amalur.
File size 1.46 GB

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City – Echo Six Expansion Pack 1 ($9.99)
3 tough new Spec Ops missions. Spec Ops continue to hunt for evidence that proves Umbrella’s guilt in the outbreak. The missions take you across the city. First to City Hall and deadly USS sniper squads; then to Umbrella’s secret underground facility and a brutal encounter with the Nemesis; finally through the city sewers and a desperate rescue mission and battle with G-Birkin.
File size 983 MB

Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 DLC 74 – 87 (free)
Add on content.
File size 100 KB – 7.5 MB

Ninja Gaiden 3 Adds on(x7) ($1.99 – $9.99)
Various add on content.
File size 138 KB – 828 KB

UFC Undisputed 3 Add ons (x2) ($4.99 each)
Various add on content.
File size 2.5 KB

Breaking The Law By Judas Priest ($2.99)
File size 2 MB

Living After Midnight By Judas Priest ($2.99)
File size 2.68 MB

Painkiller By Judas Priest ($2.99)
File size 4.86 MB

Judas Priest Song Pack (Bundle) ($7.99)
File size 9.55 MB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit

  • “Funhouse” – Pink ($1.99)
  • “Get the Party Started” – Pink ($1.99)
  • “Sober” – Pink ($1.99)
  • P!NK PACK 01 ($6.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: P!NK PACK 01. This pack includes “Funhouse”, “Get the Party Started” and “Sober”. By Pink

File size: 23 – 37 MB (singles), 117 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “Do Your Thing” – Powerman 5000 ($1.99)
  • “Furimmer Verloren” – Anarchy Club ($0.99)
  • “King of Everything” – Anarchy Club ($0.99)
  • “Welcome to the Skalocaust” – Sunny Side Up ($0.99)
  • “Scissorlips” – Rishloo ($0.99)

File size: 27 – 44 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

MotorStorm RC Add ons (x3) (free – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB

Stardrone Extreme Skip ($0.99)
The Level Skip DLC allows player to skip any level to play further. It works only when there is a locked level following the current level. You have to buy the Level Skip DLC only once, during the first time you intend to use it. Once purchased it lasts forever. Please note that you still have to finish levels in order to score points and earn medals.
File size 100 KB

Ridge Racer Add ons (x5) (free – $6.99)
Various add on content.
File size 3.7 MB – 46.1 MB

Dynasty Warriors Next Add ons (x19) (free – $9.99)
Various add on content.
File size 635 KB – 11.37 MB


The House Of The Dead 4 Zombie Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

Bioshock Infinite: Heavy Hitters – Handyman Trailer

The House Of The Dead 4 Announcement Trailer

The House Of The Dead 4 Launch Trailer

Sleeping Dogs: Story Trailer

Lego Batman 2: Dc Super Heros Debut Trailer

PS Vita Videos (free)

Stardrone Extreme Launch Trailer

PS3 Themes

SSX: Defy Reality Theme (free)

NBA Dynamic Themes (x29) ($2.99 each)

Dynamic Pirates Theme ($2.99)


Mercury Hg + Rare Earth Bundle ($4.99)
File size 127 MB

PS Vita Apps

Paint Park App
Compatible with PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system only.
Use easy touchscreen controls to make simple sketches and detailed drawings with Paint Park – the first exclusive art app for PlayStation Vita system.
Play alone or with friends and see what you can create.
File size 36.9 MB

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  • @50: It’s been my experience that bundles generally *are* cheaper than buying the individual things separately. That is generally the idea behind selling things as bundles.

  • Good one

  • No sales AT ALL this week for non-ps plus subscribers? Lame.

  • Where is the Warriors Orochi 3 DLC?

    the costumes, music and extra stages?!

    we Warriors fans were told directly by Koei staff, via a personal blog, we would be getting DLC Today for Warriors Orochi 3.

    why did you not include it in today’s update?

  • You guys really need to come out with more PS1 Classics like before… there are a TON of games that need to be released. And you also need to come out with a Legend of Dragoon 2 game… like what happened to all those killer SNES and PS1 RPG’s that used to have epic story lines instead of flashy graphics?

  • Another weak week. Par for the course.

    Back to Steam I go.

  • Nothing much for me to buy this week.

  • No Demos this week for us ‘POOR'(i.e no money to get PlayStation Plus)people SONY? LoL:D Please don’t get like MicroSoft’s Xbox LIVE where the richer get things 1st :-/

  • So, when do we get Pixel Junk Monsters Deluxe support for Vita? It’s been working since launch in JP.

  • I grabbed a physical copy of Disgaea 3and have been enjoying it since yesterday.

    Still no PSP Power Sale, PSOne compatibility or Skype though, which is a shame. With nothing announced or worth buying for the Vita until Gravity Rush lands,it’ll be a dry couple of months for me I think.

  • Woohoo! Dynamic themes for the NBA – nice…. I’ll definitely get the Orlando Magic theme!
    wonder which team got left off, as the post says there are 29…..
    – – –
    on another note, I’m very sad to hear that you will no longer produce Qore….. free and early episodes of Qore was one of the main pluses of being a plus member…. will you have a new show/program that digs deep into games similar to Qore ?

  • #8, Cyris, has a point. Tons of avatars out, many just so so or mediocre, and Sony can’t round up someone to work on getting out Twisted Metal avatars? Showcase that excellent design work, all the main characters, Sweet Tooth, Preacher, Dollface, Grimm, and Calypso, even the bosses. I would enjoy having a Brothers Grimm or an Iron Maiden avatar…

  • Does anyone know what happened to Saint’s Row The Third full game being uploaded with the PSN update yesterday? Did they move it to next week?

  • I love the updates but when are we going to get more psp titles on the store. This is frustarating, things I have downloaded on my psp go i can’t download on my vita, that just doesn’t seem right, we want and need more content! I don’t want to wait another 2 months until E3 for announcements we need and deserve to have them now!

  • @8, exactly, PSn is so far behind, where are the avatars? Themes from sony’s biggest titles?

  • Hmmn.. thanks for having the Ghost Recon FS Closed Beta up and freezing my ps3 when im trying to connect to ubisoft server. You guys deserve a plus from me! having to waste atleast 2 days from it is great eh? Thanks ALOT! #sarcasm

  • I don’t understand why there can’t be an avatar for nearly everything. It’s just a pic.
    Specefically, The JP store has a plethora of Gundam avatars! Why can’t we have these in the US?. Or allow me to use an avatar for any account on my system. There’s even a Hello Kitty avatar! I’ve had all of 0 interest in any avatars that have been offered in the US for a LONG time.
    As for themes, i might have bought some more if they actually had new icons, instead of just an icon recoloring & a background. I am NOT paying $2-3 for a background image! especially one that is only ‘dynamic’ because something ‘moves’ slightly.

  • got myself HOTD4 and dam the file is huge.

  • A meh week. What I don’t get is why do you guys offer a PS1/PS2 classic section yet you hardly update it with games?

  • hmmmm not to good not to bad but you could do it better (and that kind of better is like came with Fatal Frame 2 Crimson Butterfly in the PS2 Classic Seccion ;D) but in anyway thx for the update

  • Does anyone know why the Sly game save cannot be read by the Sly collection disc??? After getting the Sly game free through plus i decided to pick up the collection. After getting the collection for the mini games for whatever reason the game doesn’t read that i have already beaten sly when we got it free through plus. But i cant unlock the mini game. This is really disappointing i am not going to beat the game all over again just to unlock the mini game. The save should of been read by the disc.

    Any news if the New Marvel DLC For Zen pinball 2 will be free for plus Users. I remember we got Zen pinball and Marvel pinball free and i was wondering if we were going to get the new marvel tables for free. It would be nice since we really have not seen much free DLC as plus members. Most of the time it is usually discounts.

  • Lame update!! No price changes/discounts??!! Really? Guess its yet another week I get to save my money.

  • Hi, I have a couple of questions:

    When are you going to add more psp games to the vita store? I have a couple of games I can’t transfer since I sold my PS3 during the blackout. I know that at least locoroco 2 is compatible if you transfer from your PS3 so I don’t really know why they’re not on the list of compatible games.

    Are you going to drop the prices on more psp games? I know that there are a lot of decently priced games, but 39.99 for tekken 6 and Soul Calibur is a bit too much. Locoroco is 23 bucks. for that price I could probably get those 3 games + an actual used PSP to play them on.

  • hey thanks alot morgan for usually always responding to post when ever you get the chance. its always greatly apreciated

  • Do you want to really give your customers something they want? then give us Socom 2 and socom combined assault in the ps2 section. you will get alot of praise for doing so. I dont really understand why they were not one of the first ps2 games to be released also this after you guys said ps2 games will never be on the ps3. make up your minds. get us some real games on here to play. i just upped my broadband to 1000Mbs so Im ready for anything now. also some 1st party avatars or OUR OWN pics that others can see would be nice. implement a face recog program to go with it. That I know you have. How about some f that awesome tech showed off at E3 two years ago, like that draw it yourself tank game. That was supposed to be release and Where the freck is Grace and who the heck are You?

  • @saab01: Game saves have never worked between disc copies and digital copies of PS3 games. I was pretty sure that a fairly large number of people found this out last year during the Welcome Back program, when we discovered that save files from LittleBigPlanet and inFAMOUS didn’t work with the free digital versions we were given. It’s basically a form of copy-protection, where the save only works with the version of the game it was created with.

    Also, I now have a complaint. PS+’s auto-update feature is nice, but when I saw the Ghost Recon beta with the words “Auto-Update” on it, I realized I was in for wasted bandwidth. We need some customization options on what we want + to download for us. This happened back when Killzone 3 was getting demos. I downloaded the 3D demo because I had a 3DTV, then the next day, + downloaded the normal demo for me, wasting more bandwidth. I’d like the option to tell it not to download demos/betas. I’m fairly certain I can handle it myself, and a lot of them I don’t want at all.

  • @55 twistedvivid

    I agree with you about ATV Offroad Fury, but I think that we are overdue for a new game. I’d love to see a new ATV Offroad Fury on ps3/Vita!

  • House of the Dead 4 for PS+ subs for free sounds like a good deal to me!

  • Worst update PSN has had in awhile. If I could give it less than a 1, I would.

  • i need better ps2 games for the ps2 classics list.

  • Has anyone else downloaded frogger returns and had issues with it not having any sound?

  • @125

    Actually my game save from the disc of Shift 2 unleashed worked just fine with the free plus digital download of the game.

    And actually in the plus automatic settings you can choose what you want to download. You should uncheck betas and other things that you don’t want for the future.

  • Is frogger returns worth the download I am hearing that its not a good game.

  • Is anybody else that purchased Stardrone Extreme having issues signing into the PSN while playing this game only? I am trying to test out the online save/load feature with the PS3 version, but when I launch the game on the Vita the system tried to sign into the PSN and just hangs there. I can sign into the PSN on all other Vita games and into the PS Store just fine on the Vita, just unable to in Stardrone.

  • Never mind, I feel like a n00b. Restarted my Vita and now it’s signing in on Stardrone.

  • Thanks Again for the update!!! Loving my PS+ & All that good stuff :)

  • @saab01 its just a old classic game but its a fun game just to play when its midnight or relaxation. Its not for the serious gamers.

  • Im so gonna get deadrising 2! I <3 DEADRISING! Oh and just one thing i want is that i want Battlefield 3 in the playstation store next update! thank you

  • Frogger!

  • This was a horrible update for those of us with Plus, Also why is the Tom Clancy Beta not working? lol,everytime i try to play it says the servers for the game are down.

  • Disappointed, no PSone compatibility, all my PSone for my PSP is crap and pointless now. Still no Flash Player, Html5, YouTube, Skype and a different interface to organize. I’m loving the Vita, but I felt like it’s a upgraded hardware, but a downgraded on software compare to the PSP.

  • Sega could have added more House of the Dead 4 avatars. One zombie avatar is stupid and thoughtless. The controls have seemed to improve for those using the dualshock 3 though. Also what’s the news with Big Sandwhich games!? Hoard 2 would be nice…..I need more 2 player games.

  • @ 130

    Frogger works just fine for me. Especially with it being free, it so isn’t worth five dollars.

  • Hope there’s a trailer and news on the new God of War:Ascension game!!

  • When will you fix call of duty black ops map 2 escalation install error ?

  • What happened with the Warriors Orochi 3 DLCs?

    I am realy dissapointed :(

  • I appreciate the update — I really do, but I would seriously like some answers to the following:

    We need a FIRM LittleBigPlanet release date! We bought 4 Vitas in our household to complement the 2 PS3s, but at least two of those were purchased SPECIFICALLY to play LittleBigPlanet Vita. Since it was used HEAVILY in all of the promotional videos, we assumed that it would be available at launch or close to it. We at LEAST need a FIRM release date. And not “Holiday 2012.” WIth all of the coverage, it should be available no more than a couple months after the system launch or else I call “false” on all of the promotional video leading up to the Vita launch.

    Second, we need to be able to access more PSP and Mini content from the Vita. Specifically, Canabalt was listed as a PS Vita compatible game, and it was great to get it free with PS+, but now I can’t play it on Vita. Beatshapers says the holdup is on your end. Please make this happen.

    Lastly, our PS+ benefits should carry over to the Vitas. We need some of those benefits, freebies, etc. on the Vita. The PS3 stuff is great, but you are building an ecosystem here like iTunes. Benefits should carry across to both platforms.

  • Decent update, and that Alien Syndrome is appealing at $3 despite already owning the UMD for that game, so I’ll consider it.

    Picked up House of the Dead FOR SURE.

    But seriously though, when I want to advertise the things I picked up to my friends on Facebook, is it really necessary to use the Playstation Plus icon, so that my friends don’t even bother attempting to read the text, since they’re just seeing a big yellow plus?


  • Fix magic 2012 Dlc please

  • is an Ok week of drop but seriously it should start getting better because ive noticed more & more weeks past some r decent , Worst , barely any good . but i wish sony drop more better stuff for ps2 classics , ps vita or at least bring the stuff everyone has requested. Like me i would want The GTA Series GTA 3 , Vice City , San Andreas to be brought As a downloable i would b happy if that comes out .But one thing Sony Please listen to Us People requesting stuff that we want it will make everyone’s day and also do good for you guys.

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