PlayStation Store Update

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PlayStation Store Update

Hi Everyone –

It’s looking to be another stellar week in the PlayStation Store, with great content coming for both your PS Vita and PS3 systems today!

PlayStation Store Update

We start with the launch of Resistance: Burning Skies for PS Vita, which ushers in a new era of portable first-person shooters. With dual-analog control, robust multiplayer features and amazing weapon functionality, this is one chapter in the Resistance universe you won’t want to miss, so be sure to download your copy today from the PlayStation Store.

pure chess

RipStone’s Pure Chess offers something for players regardless of skill level. If you think of yourself as a chess master, match your wits against the genius AI. With gorgeous looks, asynchronous multiplayer, and amazingly detailed environments to play in, this timeless game finds a whole new life. This awesome game is available today on the PlayStation Store for both PS Vita and PS3.

There’s even more must-have downloads for PS Vita owners this week, with the new Nico Nico app and the Gravity Rush demo. With Nico Nico, watch videos from both professional and enthusiast broadcasters. Go to to learn more and be sure to download this free app on to your PS Vita today.

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You can also get your first hands-on playtime with the highly-anticipated PS Vita action-adventure game Gravity Rush. Try this game our for free before it hits shelves on June 12th by heading to the PlayStation Store today.

For those looking to build up your game collections, we’ve got great news: This week we introduce PS3 Ultimate Editions, and to kick things off we’re having a sale on a variety of PS3 Full Games, which come complete with all of their DLC. Choose from hits like inFAMOUS 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Just Cause 2, Mortal Kombat and more, all available at 30% discounts (50% for PlayStation Plus members)!

Keep a look out for other great content on the PlayStation Store today including the PSN game Mad Riders and the PS2 Classic Rayman Arena. Make sure you check out all the details below and let us know your thoughts in the comments or join the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the Official PlayStation Store Update thread.

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus

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Full Game Trial Assassin’s Creed Revelations Full Game Trial
Rayman Origins Full Game Trial
PS3 Games Rayman Origins (PS Plus Price: $23.99)
PS3 Ultimate Edition Bundles MotorStorm Apocalypse (PS Plus Price: $35.34)
Bioshock 2 Complete Edition (PS Plus Price: $19.59)
Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle (PS Plus Price: $46.54)
inFAMOUS 2 Complete Edition (PS Plus Price:$23.79)
Just Cause 2 Ultimate Edition (PS Plus Price:$14.69)
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition (PS Plus Price: $19.59)
Mafia II Bundle (PS Plus Price:$14.69)
Mortal Kombat Bundle (PS Plus Price:$24.49)
Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare Collection (PS Plus Price:$19.59)
Avatars Rayman Origins: Globox Toe-grab avatar (PS Plus Price: FREE)
Rayman Origins: Baby Dragon avatar (PS Plus Price: FREE)
Rayman Origins: Darktoon avatar (PS Plus Price: FREE)
Theme Robot Dynamic Theme (PS Plus Price: FREE)

PSN Games

Mad Riders ($9.99)
Mad Riders is an adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game that sets new standards for the racing genre on PlayStation Network.
ESRB rated E
File size 1.25 GB

Pure Chess ($7.99)
Experience the game of chess like you’ve never seen it before. Download Pure Chess to see how stunning and beautiful chess can really be, and find out if you are a Grandmaster in the making.
ESRB rated E
File size 365 MB

PS Vita Games

Pure Chess ($7.99)
Experience the game of chess like you’ve never seen it before. Download Pure Chess® to see how stunning and beautiful chess can really be, and find out if you are a Grandmaster in the making.
ESRB rated E
File size 347 MB

Resistance: Burning Skies Full Game ($35.99)
As New York fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you’re about to come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this blistering shooter built from the ground up for the PlayStation Vita.
ESRB rated M
File size 2.84 GB

PS3 Full Games

Assassin’s Creed Revelations ($59.99)
In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor Altair, on a journey of discovery and revelation.
ESRB rated M
File size 7.8 GB

Rayman Origins ($29.99)
The critics have spoken – “Rayman Origins is Living, Breathing Perfection” -Gamefan. 9.5/10 – IGN, 9 /10 – PlayStation The Official Magazine, 9/10 – Destructoid, 5/5 – Joystiq, 4.5/5 – Gamepro.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 1.42 GB

Game Demos (free)

Mad Riders
Download the demo for Mad Riders now! Mad Riders is an adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game that sets new standards for the racing genre on the PlayStation®Network. Perform aerial stunts, use your boost wisely, and open shortcuts to dominate your friends on 45 tracks in stunning tropical locations across the globe.
ESRB rated E
File size 1.25 GB

PS Vita Demos (Free)

Gravity Rush
Manipulate gravity to save your world from destruction. Gain a new perspective as you take on the role of Kat, a strong-willed girl seeking the means to protect her future in a world that’s crumbling to pieces. Tilt and move the PlayStation Vita, taking gravity into your own hands to deliver devastating attacks, uncover the secrets to your past and explore a mysterious world.
ESRB rated T
File size 472 MB

Resistance: Burning Skies
As New York fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you’re about to come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this blistering shooter built from the ground up for the PlayStation Vita. The latest installment in the hugely successful franchise focuses on the initial days of the assault by overwhelming Chimeran forces on the U.S. eastern seaboard and intense multiplayer. Download the trial today and experience portable shooting redefined!
ESRB rated M
File size 2.84 GB

PS3 Add-ons

Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion
The Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion opens two new fronts against the Reapers: Firebase Jade’s jungle reservoir and Firebase Goddess on Thessia.
File size 145 MB

Atelier Meruru add ons (x2) ($2.99 – $3.99)
Various add on content.
File size 111 KB – 135 KB

Batman Arkham City – Harley Quinn’S Revenge ($9.99)
As the dust settles in Gotham, Batman is lured back into Arkham City by its last remaining super-criminal; Harley Quinn. Now more dangerous than ever and leading a homicidal gang of her own, she is hell-bent on taking her revenge against the Dark Knight.
File size 818 MB

Dragon’s Dogma add ons (x2) ($0.99 – $2.99)
Various add on content.
File size 707 KB – 11 MB

Elevator Action HD – Additional Stages -5 ($1.99)
New DLC for ELEVATOR ACTION DELUXE has arrived! This update gives you five new stages to explore and master. Sneak or fight? Disguise is the key to success in these stages! Put an end to the enemy’s ambitions! Will you rise to the challenge?
File size 11 MB

LittleBigPlanet 2 Starhawk Minipack ($2.99)
Download the Starhawk Costume Minipack to dress your Sackboy in these exciting costumes: – Emmett – Cutter – The Outlaw To download this costume pack, you must already own LittleBigPlanet 2.
File size 110 KB

MotorStorm RC add ons (x3) ($0.25 – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Prototype 2 Excessive Force Pack ($4.99)
Introducing the “Excessive Force” Pack, the most insanely over-the-top pack Radical Entertainment® has ever created!! “Excessive Force” is about to become your middle name.
File size 5.04 MB

Pure Chess Park Game Pack ($2.49)
Check out all the Pure Chess additional content available for download. Each pack contains a stunning new location and incredibly detailed set of chess pieces. This pack features an Autumnal park and an ornate set of park animal chess pieces.
File size 79 MB

Rocksmith – My Chemical Romance Song Pack ($7.99)
File size 9.63 MB

Rocksmith – Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) By My Chemical Romance ($2.99)
File size 2.6 MB

Rocksmith – Planetary (Go!) By My Chemical Romance ($2.99)
File size 3.12 MB

Rocksmith – Welcome To The Black Parade By My Chemical Romance ($2.99)
File size 3.91 MB

Test Drive Unlimited 2 add ons (x9) ($0.99 each)
Various add on content.
File size 101 KB each

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

  • “SCREAM AIM FIRE” – Bullet for My Valentine ($1.99)
  • “TEARS DON’T FALL” – Bullet for My Valentine ($1.99)
  • “YOUR BETRAYAL” – Bullet for My Valentine ($1.99)
  • “BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE PACK 01 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE PACK 01. This pack includes “Scream Aim Fire”, “Tears Don’t Fail” and “Your Betrayal”. By Bullet for My Valentine.

File size: 31 MB – 35 MB (singles), 97 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “DESCONOCIDO” – Leche de Tigre ($0.99)
  • “HALF CAB” – Quartered ($0.99)
  • “I AM S/H(IM)E[R] AS YOU AM S/H(IM)E[R] AS YOU ARE ME AND WE… ” – Giraffes? Giraffes! ($0.99)
  • “MARTYR TO SCIENCE” – Deadlock ($0.99)
  • “THE FALL OF PSILANTHROPY” – Chaotrope ($0.99)

File size: 20 MB – 50 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

Hustle Kings add ons (x2) (Free – $1.99)
Various add on content.
File size 1 MB – 21 MB

MotorStorm RC add ons (x3) ($0.25 – $0.49)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Pure Chess Park Game Pack ($2.49)
Check out all the Pure Chess additional content available for download. Each pack contains a stunning new location and incredibly detailed set of chess pieces. This pack features an Autumnal park and an ornate set of park animal chess pieces.
File size 76 MB

Resistance: Burning Skies Online Pass ($9.99)
Various add on content.
File size N/A

PS Vita Apps

Nico Nico (free)


Fate Unlimited Codes (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Prinny 2 – Digital (Price Change) (PS3) (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Under Siege – Exclusive (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $13.99)
Phantom Brave (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Casino (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)


Assassin’s Creed III Avatars (x10) ($0.49 each)
Ridge Racer Avatar Pack 01 – 03 ($2.49 each)

Game Videos (free)

Dishonored Debut Trailer
Hell Yeah! Gameplay Trailer
London 2012 – The Offical Video Game Of The Olympic Games
Metro: Last Light – Enter The Metro Short Film Trailer
Rocksmith My Chemical Romance DLC Trailer
Spec Ops: The Line – Damned Vs Exiles Trailer
Super Street Fighter Iv Arcade Edition Trailer

PS3 Themes

Assassin’s Creed III Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Bianca Beauchamp Glam Goddess Theme ($1.99)
Bianca Beauchamp Latex Queen Theme ($1.99)
Burial Ground Maggot Head Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Burial Ground: Axe Girlfriend Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Burial Ground: Dead in the Water Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Burial Ground: Handy Snack Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Burial Ground: Zombie Rain Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Girls Gone Wild Static Theme ($1.49)
Prong Tattoo Model 2 ($1.99)

PS2 Classics

Rayman Arena ($9.99)
Hop into the arena or race to the finish against your opponents in this Rayman-themed party game.
ESRB rated E
File size 923 MB


Call of Duty Black Ops Ultimate Edition ($66.49)
inFAMOUS 2 Ultimate Edition ($33.99)
Mafia II Ultimate Edition ($20.99)
Mortal Kombat Ultimate Edition ($34.99)
Motorstorm Apocalypse Ultimate Edition ($50.49)


Resistance 3 Original Soundtrack from the Video Game ($9.99)

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  • Megadrixfire_24

    Great Update, Thanks!

  • Time for some Burning Skies!

  • Brace yourselves.

    The posts complaining about the Rayman Origins price change are coming.

  • Why is APE ESCAPE not on PSone classics yet? It was a first party title and was one of the most popular PS1 games. COME ON!

  • Pure Chess! Finally. Great update!

  • Sweet, but I have 26 cents less than I need to buy LA Noire Complete Bundle (whats currently in my wallet)…depressing. Oh well, I might get Just Cause 2, or just keep the money in my wallet until the Close Quarters expansion for BF3 comes out.

  • Thanks for the early updates Grace; appreciated !

  • Great Vita update! Already picked up Resistance from retail and can’t wait to get Gravity Rush Demo, Niconico and pure chess.

    Can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Vita @ e3!

  • Can we get the JUNE PS+ Preview please?

  • Still no ghost recon future soldier???

    It hit the euro store last Thursday.

  • If we Buy Pure Chess for PS3 or Vita, do we get the other version for the same price, or do we have to buy it twice?

    • I didn’t see any mention of a 2 version deal on this one in the Pure Chess blog post that went up earlier, so I don’t believe this is in effect.

  • PS3 Add-ons
    Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion
    File size 145 MB

    thank you very much :)

  • Could we get a list of the DLC with the Ultimate editions? Also, great update. I do hope you guys plan on the promised mid night releases for Vita games though…. I don’t like the recent trend.

  • and why the price for rayman origins is not 15$ ????

    • We’ll work on getting the Plus outlooks tighter. I know the original Plus Post stated $15, and as mentioned in those posts, the content and pricing is subject to change; but this was one of those pieces that did see some change. Apologies on this one.

  • Sugestions for PS2 Classicas: Fahrenheit and Just Cause

  • I have noticed that a few more PSP Legacy games now seem to work on the Vita (though only by downloading them to a PS3 and copying from there). These games include titles like Sega Genesis Classics, NCAA Football 2010, and Myst. However, some games like Midway Arcade Treasures and Hakuoki are not transferrable. Is there a full list of compatible games, so that I can purchase titles with the knowlege that it will work on my system?

    Also, when will PSOne Classics be enabled on the Vita? I am quite looking forward to playing the Crash games and Legend of Dragoon on my Vita, and would like to know if plans are still in effect for this feature to show up.

    Thanks for your time, and looking forward to the new Vita demos posted today.

  • I’m with JoeTheBeast16, do we get both for that price?

  • Thx for the update! Can’t wait to play more Arkham and the GRR demo. btw what DLC does the inFAMOUS 2 Complete edition contain? Nice to hear that GR is only 40 but is there going to be a discount on the store for it?

    Also, I’m very disappointing in the PSN marketing team.
    We continuously begged for a Resistance Burning Skies Digital Preorder. Some of us bought a 32 GB card for a reason. Hopefully u learn a lesson and do it w/ gravity rush

  • How to make PSN a better option than retail:
    1)Midnight releases for AAA games
    2)Preorder Bonus: All retailers get different bonuses, PSN should get them all + an extra if u want
    3)DLC: First DLC should be FREE only on PSN. Day 1 DLC is free only with the PSN version (haha Capcom)
    4)Cross Play Games: While $80 bundles are understandable for retail (do to boxes and ability to sell back games),
    PS3/Vita content on PSN should be bundled for $60. thats a $20 dollar discount and consumers can’t sell it back. theres no game cases or anything or no codes to sell, why can’t this be done?
    5)Maybe integrate SOME of the above with PS Plus.
    6)Market ur games well(not even hopeful on this one)
    7)Get game trailers up faster….

    Well thats all I can think about now but please relay the ideas. Thanks and have a good day!


    1. What happened to my 1 month FREE Plus with my purchase of Starhawk at GameStop?

    2. Are PS Vita users going to get a YouTube app? Yes or No (Very simple to answer stop giving us the runaround)

    3. I thought Rayman Origins for Plus Members was going to be $15.00 for Plus members?

    Sony STOP doing a BAIT AND SWITCH!!! Please reply to my comments

    • 1) Have you contacted the GameStop that you purchased it at? I believe there was an error on Gamestop’s side but if you contact them, they should have this for you. Please PM me in the forums if you’re not able to secure this (PSN ID: mochuuu)

      2) I have no news on youtube for PS Vita

  • And why is it that via the PS3 Store, A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks is listed as Vita compatible, yet it will not transfer to my Vita?

  • AC Revelations is $60 ? Naw, come on..

    Thankfully I picked it up new (with AC1 included) for $19.99 last month.

  • x8xSiegfriedx8x

    Excellent update! but… the frees stuff for plus members? its been a while since the last time i saw a classic for free, like 3 weeks, and its a lot if we considered that was something of almost every week.

  • With the exception of the online pass, it looks like a nice update. Someday you should give the Vita some PlayStationn Plus love. I know the pass only exists to punish the used game buyer, not the original game purchaser.

  • why is resistance burning skies full price on psn?

  • Resistance Multiplayer keep logging me out saying connection to room timed out :S

  • Was gonna buy Rayman Origins for $15. I’ll just wait for it to be super cheap on Amazon

  • Oh come on guys last months Rayman Origins was shown off at $15, for the past three weeks I’ve been saving the $16 I had left in my wallet for Rayman and now I don’t have bloody enough?

    Thanks for ruining not only my experience but my entire day…

  • Chess looks good probably get that.

    Where on earth is Machinarium for PS3 though?

  • June PS+ preview PLEASE!!

  • Resistance Burning Skies: Store says 3.1GB required, post says 2.84GB required….which one is it?

  • Luckily i bought rayman origins for 15 bucks at fred meyer 3 months ago!

  • sadly nothing for me this week but before the sale ends i am going to have to get InFAMOUS 2 Ultimate Edition, and ether mafia 2 or just cause 2

  • Nothing special… the “Ultimate Deals” thing is pretty neat though. Early’ish updates are always a plus too.

    Next week is apparently going to be huge.

  • 3GB demo for Resistance? Awesome for 4GB memory card Vita owners.
    Glad to see its full retail price too, none of that 10% mess other Sony digital titles received.

  • Really Sony? Still no DLC tables for The Pinball Arcade? I hate to sound entitled or whatever but that’s unacceptable. Farsight has said the DLC is finished and it’s in your hands so what’s the hold-up? I imagine it can’t take this long to authorize and publish to the store.

    You guys sure don’t take this long to authorize weekly Rockband tracks or CoD maps do you? But when it comes to an indy game you take your time? :/ Sup with that?

    I hate to sound rude and that’s really not my intention but I just would like to know. Thanks.

  • So the Rayman Origins plus price isn’t $15 after all. Too bad. Guess I’ll wait for a better offer. I can wait.

    Well, only Just Cause 2 for me this week, then (great deal, by the way).

  • Where is The Walking dead at

  • would someone please explain to me why games on PSN store for Vita cost the same as the retail version? i thought they were supposed to be 10% less on PSN than retail.. i mean they indeed were at launch but why not now?

  • Winscar_Shinobi

    60$ for assassins creed revelations?

    What a joke. Hasn’t been 60$ in retail stores for months.

    Should be 40$ at most…..

  • Cant even remember the last time the store had something i actually wanted to buy from it lol

    Also PSN will never get the masses of its consumers to buy Digital when you charge outrageous prices that are way higher that what is being sold in retail stores at much lower price.

  • Yeah, I was thinking about grabbing Rayman at $15, and I know it’s only $8 more, but, now I’ll hold off.

    Curious as to what happened there.

  • As others have asked: Why is Resistance, a FIRST PARTY game, full price on the PSN? We were told there would be a discount day and date for all first party titles if purchased on the network.

    Come on guys.

  • To contribute, though, I will ask a gripe-type question. Is there a reason some PS3/Vita games are available on both systems, as a buy one, get two feature, while others aren’t? Pure Chess looks great, and I plan on getting at least the Vita version. At $7.99, it’s a great deal, and gamers have been fortunate enough to get two versions of an identical/similar game so I can’t complain. So this is merely a question about why some offer this while others don’t. It would be nice to buy the DLC just once, for example.

    Also, I like these Ultimate Editions. They shouldn’t be a promotional feature, and should expand to every game with DLC that has been out for some time. This would push a lot more content, as I recall taking advantage of a Borderlands bundle a while back.

  • For those wondering about Pure Chess:
    – It is NOT “buy one, get both”. You have to pay for each version.
    That being said, why is the add-on more expensive for the vita version?
    – Rayman Origins was supposed to be $15. What happened?

  • Still no ” Walking Dead Episode 2″ PSN game update? Now this is starting to get annoying.. does anyone know when the next episode of the Walking Dead comes out?

  • when does jet set radio come out?

  • Hi Sony ^_^ thank you for putting up the gravity rush demo and for releasing resistance (purchased) onto the psn today and especially for allowing more psp games to be playable on the psvita ^_^… You should announce that you made more psp games available today ^_^ thank you again…

    I’m finally proud to be a psvita owner ^_^… Keep up the good work

  • I just literally put a $20 card in my wallet… I don’t think it’s going to be enough… Haha.. keep the updates coming….

  • Dammit Sony! $23.99 for the Rayman Origins? You are doing it wrong!

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