PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for January 31, 2012
PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates today, as follows:
This week, the folks at Konami are excited to bring you the new PSN Release Puddle! Relying on the physics of water and other fluids (hot magma anyone?) in ever-evolving environments, you'll need to guide the fluid flow with precision to get to the goal.
While it seems like a simple concept, the gameplay requires a fun puzzle-focused mentality where you must tilt the entire environment, balancing the push of each fluid's unique properties with the pull of environmental factors of gravity, friction, and obstacles.
With PlayStation Move compatibility, and a demo available as well, Puddle is set to make a big splash on PlayStation Network.
You may have seen EA's news predicting the Super Bowl winners with Madden NFL 12. If you haven't picked up this year's edition yet, you can set up your own Super Bowl match yourself as it's now available in the PS3 Full Games category.
Joining it is also Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, its predecessor Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, and Mini Ninjas. PlayStation Plus subscribers will have access to a 1 hour rental of all of these via Full Game Trials as well.
Twisted Metal fans; the big day is almost here. Although you won't be able to buy the game until February 14th, the demo is now available to download! Get your hands on the new online multiplayer experience in classic Free for All or the all-new Nuke mode. In other demo news, Syndicate is also now available to try via a 4 player co-op demo.
Since the new PlayStation Plus content for February, announced earlier today, won't be hitting until next week, this week is your last chance to get some of January's free content like Back To The Future: The Game - Full Series, PS one Classics Syphon Filter 1-3, and PSN Game Sword and Soldiers.
But with January's final update for Plus subscribers, there's plenty of new Full Game Trials as well as some great new free Avatars and Themes. Check out the Abstract Art theme in particular.
That's all for this week. Check out the full details of this week's update below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below or join the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the Official PlayStation Store Update thread.
Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:
Full Game Trial:
Madden NFL 12
Tank Commander Avatar
Abstract Art Dynamic Theme
In this one of a kind game experience, guide puddles of fluid (a cup of water, a drop of dew, molten lava, and others) through a variety of beautifully designed environments (the human body, a garden, a foundry, and more).
ESRB rated T
File size 1.08 GB
PS3 Full Games
Madden NFL 12 ($29.99)
Madden NFL 12 continues the rich tradition of the storied franchise by bringing fans closer to the NFL than ever before. Featuring all 32 teams, stadiums, and your favorite players in the league, Madden NFL 12 is True to the Game.
ESRB rated E
File size 4.97 GB
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days ($19.99)
What would you not do for love? For acceptance? When would you give-up? For Kane & Lynch, there is no limit.
ESRB rated M
File size 8.1 GB
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men ($14.99)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men follows the violent and chaotic journey of two men - a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. This volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allow for an unparalleled gaming experience.
ESRB rated M
File size 10 GB
Mini Ninjas ($19.99)
Join Hiro, the smallest hero on the biggest adventure, as he embarks on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Use your skills and mighty Ninja training to battle a magical army of evil Samurai.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 6.3 GB
Game Demos (free)
Twisted Metal Multiplayer Demo
Twisted Metal is here with an exclusive early access demo. Get your hands on the new online multiplayer experience in classic Free for All or the all-new Nuke mode. Download the Twisted Metal Multiplayer Demo today!
ESRB rated M
File size 1.49 GB
Syndicate is a re-imagination of the classic 1993 Syndicate game - a cyber punk FPS set in a dystopian world where large Syndicates rule and Business is War. In the 4-player co-op demo, team-up to take down rival Syndicate Cayman Global as you battle for market dominance and your life. Some takeovers are more hostile than others.
ESRB rated M
File size 620 MB
Check out this demo! In this one of a kind game experience, guide puddles of fluid (a cup of water, a drop of dew, molten lava, and others) through a variety of beautifully designed environments (the human body, a garden, a foundry, and more). But to do so, you must tilt the environment, balancing the push of each fluid's unique properties with the pull of environmental factors of gravity, friction, and obstacles.
ESRB rated T
File size 1.08 GB
Add-on Game Content
LittleBigPlanet Groundhog Day Costume (Free)
A seasonal exclusive costume for SackBoy!
File size: 1.04 MB
Assorted PlayStation Home Packs x 15 ($2.99 - $4.99)
15 PlayStation Home Packs that include over 300 items combined!
File size: N/A
Dead Island - Ryder White ($9.99)
There are always two sides to a story! Experience the events on Banoi as seen through the eyes of the villain. Are things really as they seem?
File size 1.04 GB
Need For Speed: The Run - Italian Pack ($6.99)
The NFSTR Italian Pack contains the following: 1995 Lamborghini Diablo SV, 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, 2009 Pagani Zonda R, 2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, 2005 Maserati MC12, 1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione, Italian Motor Racing Playlist, Italian Challenge Series, Italy vs. World Challenge Series, New Trophies.
File size 3.16 MB
The King Of Fighters XIII Unlock Icons ($2.99)
The entire Customize Icon set for personalizing your online match profile is available to purchase. *These icons can also be unlocked by playing the game. With the triumphant return of fan favorite characters like Mai, K', and Vice, extensive refinement of the core fighting engine based on community feedback, and vastly improved network functionality, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for.
File size 6 KB
Soulcalibur V Customization Equipment 1 ($1.99)
File size 134 KB
Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music 1 -10 ($0.99 each)
File size 136 KB each
Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music Pack 1 ($2.99)
This pack contains the stage music tracks: BRAVELY FOLK SONG, HORANGI ARIRANG, SOUL AND SWORD, THE WIND AND CLOUDS, and WORLD ATLAS COLLAPSED from SOUL BLADE. This content should only be purchased by those who have not already purchased one or more of the background music tracks in this pack.
File size 138 KB
Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music Pack 2 ($2.99)
This pack contains the background music tracks: CHASING DOWNSTREAM, DUELISTS, THE CURSED IMAGE, UNBLESSED SOUL, and WING OF FAITH from SOULCALIBUR. This content should only be purchased by those who have not already purchased one or more of the background music tracks in this pack.
File size 138 KB
Scene It? Movie Night Sci-Fi Movies DLC ($9.99)
Scene It? Movie Night: Sci-Fi Movies takes you across the universe in the ultimate science fiction trivia challenge, packed with film clips and captivating questions from blockbusters to cult classics. Sci-Fi Movies features fourteen different puzzle types to keep the excitement going, and a rapid-fire "Quick Pitch" battle that determines the victor. Play solo, or in lively 2-4 player matches.
File size 1.06 GB
Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit [Register or Login to view links].
"Fat Lip" - Sum 41 ($1.99)
"Head Over Heels" - Tears for Fears ($1.99)
"Still Waiting" - Sum 41 ($1.99)
File size: 19 - 32 MB (singles)
Rock Band Network v2.0
"Africa" - Quartered ($1.99)
"Against the Wall" - Ill Niño ($1.99)
"El Monstro" - Dance for the Dying ($0.99)
"Hysteria" - Aiden ($1.99)
"Turn Around" - Bumblefoot ($0.99)
File size: 21 - 31 MB (singles)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
The Darkness II Avatars (x15) ($0.49 each)
The Darkness II Avatar Bundles (x3) ($1.49 each)
The King Of Fighters XIII Avatars (x9) ($0.49 each)
Atelier Totori Avatars (x9) ($0.49 each)
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Avatar Bundle 1 ($2.99)
Assassin's Creed Universe Avatars (x5) ($0.49 each)
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Avatars (x9) ($0.49 each)
Jak and Daxter Collection Dark Jak Avatar 2 ($0.49)
Jak and Daxter Collection Jak and Daxter Avatar 3 ($0.49)
PixelJunk Shooter (x6) ($0.49 each)
Jak and Daxter Collection Jak and Daxter Avatar 2 ($0.49)
Jak and Daxter Collection Dark Jak Avatar ($0.49)
Jak and Daxter Collection Jak and Daxter Avatar ($0.49)
Carnival Island Avatar Bundle 1 ($1.49)
PlayStation B-boy Avatar (x3) ($0.49 each)
Game Videos (free)
Pulse 1/31 Edition
Reality Fighters Features Trailer
Aliens: Colonial Marines Contact Trailer
The House Of The Dead III Announcement Trailer
UFC Undisputed 3 - Roster Video
The Darkness Ii: Official Theme (free)
Atlanta Hawks 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Charlotte Bobcats 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Cleveland Cavaliers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Denver Nuggets 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Detroit Pistons 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Golden State Warriors 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Houston Rockets 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Indiana Pacers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
LA Clippers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Memphis Grizzlies 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Milwaukee Bucks 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Minnesota Timberwolves 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
New Jersey Nets 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
New Orleans Hornets 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Philadelphia 76ers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Portland Trailblazers 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Sacramento Kings 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Toronto Raptors 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Utah Jazz 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Washington Wizards 2012 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Digital Blasphemy: Hidden Forces ($2.99)
Dynamic Temple Temptress ($2.99)
Wendy Premium Theme 5 ($2.99)
Vampire 5 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Dragon 3 Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Technicolour Yawn by Tom Sewell Static Theme ($1.99)
PlayStation Store for PSP
Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)
Naruto Shippuden: UN Impact ($39.99)
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Impact revolutionizes the Ultimate Ninja series with the all new 'Rush Battle System'. With this new battle system, players are challenged to trust their instincts as they face off against hordes of enemies in 1 Vs. 100 battles! Players will also be treated to a variety of giant boss battles to test their tactical prowess. Also experience the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN storyline from Naruto and Sasuke's point of view.
ESRB rated T
File size 899 MB