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Sony PlayStation Store PS3 and PSN Updates for April 24, 2012


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138w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen is here with this weeks US PSN updates below, as follows:

It's a massive week on the PlayStation Store with great new PSN Games, all-new PS3 Full Games, and a long awaited app for PS Vita.

Kicking things off with PS Vita news: Skype is here! The popular communication service enabling you to make free internet calls is now available to download to your PS Vita.

Connect to your account and enjoy free video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype and make calls to mobiles and landlines anywhere in the world. Download it for free today!

The long-running Hot Shots Golf series recently saw new life on PS Vita. Now the series is delivering another amazingly fun and accessible entry into ultra fun golf games with Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection.

This PSN exclusive is the only place you can find the complete Out of Bounds game, plus all the DLC together in one place. Tee off as Kratos from God of War and dominate the links with the Blades of Chaos, or set new grounds with Sackboy through the Golfasaurus-Rex B.C.C. course.

PlayStation Plus subscribers can snag this title, previously available only at retail, for $19.99 in the PlayStation Store.





The first episode of The Walking Dead, 'A New Day,' arrives today as well. Each episode will cost $4.99 on the PlayStation Store, and you'll be able to pre-purchase the entire five-episode season for $19.99 to save $4.99 off of the total season price and nab an exclusive PS3 premium theme.

Check out the launch post on the PlayStation Blog here to catch up more details. Other new PSN Games releasing on the PlayStation Store this week include addictive puzzle game action from Pop Cap games like Zuma and Bejewled 3.

PS3 Full Game offerings are Oscar Mike with Battlefield 3 charging the field in full force. This ultra realistic shooter made waves last year and is now available to download and play at any time.

Once you've downloaded it, be sure to check out all the great Add-On multiplayer content like Back To Karkand. You'll find other new PS3 Full Games to download this week including Grease Dance and The Cursed Crusade.

The classics get some love this week as well with Darkstalkers 3 and Future Cop L.A.P.D hitting the PS one Classics section. The PS2 Classics library continues to grow as well with Red Faction available now to download.

PlayStation Plus subscribers will find access to the Battlefield 3 Full Game Trial awaiting, as well as the already mentioned discount on new release Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds. You'll also find great SEGA content on sale like tons of discounts on Add-Ons for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and Sonic Unleashed.

There's much more arriving this week, including awesome new Little Big Planet 2 costumes from PSN hits Journey and Escape Plan! 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:

PlayStation Plus

Full Game Trials
The Cursed Crusade
Battlefield 3

Discounts
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds

Add-On
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Metal Sonic + 1 Death Egg Zone Track
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Ryo with Forklift Character
Sonic Unleashed Apatos & Smamar Adventure Pack
Sonic Unleashed Chunnan Adventure Pack
Sonic Unleashed Empired City & Adabat Adventure Pack
Sonic Unleashed Holoska Adventure Pack

PSN Games

Bejeweled 3 ($14.99)
Escape to the biggest, brightest Bejeweled. Discover all-new ways to play the world's number 1 puzzle game!
ESRB rated E
File size 162 MB

Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown ($9.99)
Want a game you can really sink your teeth into? Swim and swerve through underwater worlds and chow down on smaller fish as you chomp your way to ocean supremacy.
ESRB rated E
File size 56 MB

The Walking Dead - Episode 1: A New Day ($4.99)
Episode one of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman's award-winning series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead.
ESRB rated M
File size 476 MB

The Walking Dead - Season Pass ($19.99)
Season pass for the The Walking Dead.
Includes episodes 1 - 5.
ESRB rated M
File size 2.61 GB

Zuma ($9.99)
Survive the ancient temples of Zuma, the critically acclaimed action-puzzler from PopCap! Deep in the jungle lie hidden temples bursting with traps and trickery, and it's up to you to uncover their treasures.
ESRB rated E
File size 20 MB

Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Complete Collection ($24.99)
Download and play Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds with the complete DLC collection bundled together for the first time. Tee off as Kratos from God of War and dominate the links with the Blades of Chaos, or set new grounds with Sackboy through the Golfasaurus-Rex B.C.C. course.
ESRB rated E
File size 5.97GB

PS3 Full Games

Battlefield 3 ($59.99)
In Battlefield 3, players will step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse locations from around the globe.
ESRB rated M
File size 12.22 GB

Grease Dance ($19.99)
This is Grease for the New Generation, inspired by the 50′s and danced by you! Shake out your hair, turn up your style and release your inner rock and roll party queen.
ESRB rated T
File size 2.31 GB

The Cursed Crusade ($19.99)
Set against the backdrop of the Old World, two adventurers--both seasoned warriors--will quest across a Western Europe ablaze with the turmoil of a newly begun Fourth Crusade.
ESRB rated M
File size 4.79 GB

Game Demos (free)

Dragon's Dogma
Dragon's Dogma demo. Try your hand at 2 quests and customize your own characters who can be imported into the full game!
ESRB rated M
File size 1.67 GB

Ninja Gaiden 3
Feel the burden of cutting another person down in the latest chapter of the acclaimed action series. Jump into the action as the thrilling battle unfolds in the streets of London. This demo also lets you try out two downloadable weapons--the Falcon's Talons and the Eclipse Scythe!
ESRB rated M
File size 420 MB

The Walking Dead
Download the demo to get a taste of true adventure horror. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. Unlock the full episode or get The Walking Dead Season Pass (Includes an exclusive premium theme and all 5 episodes)!
ESRB rated M
File size 474 MB

PS3 Add-ons

LittleBigPlanet 2 Escape Plan Costume ($1.99)
The best thing about Sackboy is that you can make him look and act exactly how you want. Download this additional costume to really stand out from the crowd! To download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet 2.
File size 110 KB

LittleBigPlanet 2 Journey Costume ($1.99)
The best thing about Sackboy is that you can make him look and act exactly how you want. Download this additional costume to really stand out from the crowd! To download this costume, you must already own LittleBigPlanet 2.
File size 110 KB

Asura's Wrath - Additional Episode Pack: Part IV ($6.99)
Asura's Wrath comes to its epic four episode conclusion in "Part IV: Nirvana"!
File size 1.75 GB

FIFA Soccer 12 Uefa Euro 2012 ($19.99, $15.99 with EA Season Ticket)
Get the EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 expansion pack for FIFA 12! Play the UEFA EURO 2012 with authentic teams and players. Build your dream team and dominate Europe in the brand new Expedition mode. Play challenges based off the real tournament. Compete online for glory in the Online UEFA EURO 2012.
File size 672 MB

FIFA Soccer 12 Euro 2012 Free Trial (free)
File size 672 MB

Armored Core 5 Heavy Assault ($2.99)
The Heavy Assault Pack features 171 different early unlock of parts from within the game. The player will gain level-locked parts from early on to gain an upper hand in battle. The same parts will also be unlocked for purchase within the game for players to acquire the same parts to level at will. Download today and let the battle begin!
File size 1.85 MB

Armored Core 5 Recon Set ($2.99)
The Recon Pack features 173 different early unlock of parts from within the game. The player will gain level-locked parts from early on to gain an upper hand in battle. The same parts will also be unlocked for purchase within the game for players to acquire the same parts to level at will. Download today and let the battle begin!
File size 1.85 MB

Soulcalibur V Ancient Armor 1 ($1.99)
This pack contains full plate armor in a High Gothic style. You can make all sorts of fun variations by combining it with the equipment available in the game. See the PlayStation Store for detailed information about this product. (Download "Cepheus Compatibility Pack 2″ to view details.)
File size 133 KB

Soulcalibur V Cepheus Compatibility Pack 2 (free)
You must have the Cepheus Compatibility Pack 2 to purchase and use the following in Creation:

Ancient Armor 1
Modern Costumes 1
Tekken Costumes 1

File size 30 MB

Soulcalibur V Modern Costumes 1 ($2.99)
This pack is only for female characters and focuses on contemporary clothing, including stewardess and female military officer costumes. See the PlayStation Store for detailed information about this product. (Download "Cepheus Compatibility Pack 2″ to view details.)
File size 133 KB

Soulcalibur V Tekken Costumes 1 ($2.99)
This pack crosses over with NAMCO BANDAI Games' other popular fighting game series. If you enjoy the costume styling of Tekken, this is the collection for you! See the PlayStation Store for detailed information about this product. (Download "Cepheus Compatibility Pack 2″ to view details.)
File size 133 KB

Elevator Action Hd - Additional Stages -4 ($1.99)
New DLC for ELEVATOR ACTION DELUXE has arrived! This completely FREE update gives you five new stages to explore and master. Use all your tricks and skills to survive the runaway elevator! Your status as a superspy is being put to the test. Will you rise to the challenge?
File size 11 MB

Ninja Gaiden 3 - Ultimate Ninja Pack (Free)
New downloadable content for the toughest ninja. Unlock the Ultimate Ninja play style to face the hardest gameplay challenges. Test your combat skills in two new Ultimate Trials. Enhance your online ninja with 6 new customization items. Prove your shinobi skills with the Ultimate Ninja Pack!
File size 138 KB

Warriors Orochi 3 - Samurai Costume ($0.99)
New costumes will be available for selection for 31 characters. The new costumes are for all characters from "Samurai 1″ and "Samurai 2″, and for Gracia and Katsuie Shibata only from "Samurai 3″.
File size 32 MB

Warriors Orochi 3 - Stage Pack 1 ($1.99)
New stages will be available for selection under Select Battlefield. In-game music and additional weapons are also included.

New stages:

"In Vino Veritas" (Weapon available: Bug Catcher)
"Phantoms of Nanzhong" (Weapon available: Knockout Blow)
"Ninjas United" (Weapon available: Epiphany)
"Warriors of Purity" (Weapon available: Lollipop)
File size 42 MB

Warriors Orochi 3 - Wallpapers Dlc 1 ($3.99)
New wallpapers will be available for all 43 characters from "Samurai 1″, "Samurai 2″ and "Samurai 3″.
File size 236 MB

Warriors Orochi 3: BGM Pack 1 ($1.99)
New music will be available for selection at previously cleared stages.
File size 11 MB

Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Single-Player Pack ($4.99)
File size 221 KB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit [Register or Login to view links].

"Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" - Cinderell ($1.99)
"Nobody's Fool" - Cinderella ($1.99)
"Shelter Me" - Cinderella ($1.99)
Cinderella Pack 01 ($5.49) - Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Cinderella Pack 01. This pack includes "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)," "Nobody's Fool," and "Shelter Me" by Cinderella
File size: 40 MB - 46 MB (singles), 127 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network v2.0

"Feathergun in the Garden of the Sun" - Rishloo ($0.99)
"Firefight" - Blackguard ($1.99)
"Keyhole in the Sky" - Rishloo ($0.99)
"Rocket Dragon" - Machinae Supremacy ($1.99)
"Gordon Freeman Saved My Life" - Miracle Of Sound ($0.99)
File size: 27 MB - 45 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

Ridge Racer Car 06 'Rc410′ (Free For Silver Pass) ($1.49)
Add a new machine to your game with the manufacturer KAMATA's RC410!
*This content is available for free to users who have purchased RIDGE RACER Silver Pass. Check your current contents to avoid double purchasing.
File size 3.52 MB

Ridge Racer Course 04 'Oceanfront Cruise Way' (Free For Silver Pass) ($2.49)
Add a new course to your game with Oceanfront Cruise Way! Finish this stunning evening seaside course in the fastest time possible!
*This content is available for free to users who have purchased RIDGE RACER Silver Pass. Check your current contents to avoid double purchasing.
File size 75 MB

PS Vita Apps

Skype
Compatible with PlayStation Vita system only. Stay in touch with friends and family with Skype on your PS Vita system. Enjoy free video and voice calls to anyone else on Skype, and make calls to mobiles and landlines anywhere in the world. You can connect to Skype on AT&T's Mobile 3G Broadband Network. We recommend using a Wi-Fi connection; your operator may charge you extra for using your data connection.
File size 9.2 MB

Updates

Rock Band 3 - Bigger Than A Kiss (Rbn 2.0) (Price Change) (PS3) (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
Cars 2: The Video Game (PS3 Full Game) - Price Change (now $29.99, original price $39.99)
Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean (PS3 Full Game) (Price Change) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (PSP) (Price Change) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY (PSP)(Price Change)(now $19.99, original price $29.99)

Qore

Qore Episode 47

Avatars

Dynasty Warriors Next Avatars (x10) ($0.49 each)
Phantom Brave Avatars (x4) ($0.49 each)
The King Of Fighters XIII Avatars (x10) ($0.49 each)
Disgaea 4 Avatars (x10) ($0.49 each)
Dynasty Warriors 7 Avatars (x10) ($0.49 each)
Warriors Orochi 3 Avatars (x8) ($0.49 each)

Game Videos (free)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Collection 1 Launch Trailer.
PULSE 4/24 Edition
Bioshock Infinite Heavy Hitters: Boys Of Silence Trailer
Bioshock Infinite Heavy Hitters: Siren Trailer
Resident Evil 6 - 2nd Trailer
Max Payne 3 - Design And Tech Series Video #3
Max Payne 3 - Multiplayer Trailer Part 1
The Walking Dead - Debut Trailer
The Walking Dead - Playing Dead: Episode 1 (Trailer)
The Walking Dead - Playing Dead: Episode 2 (Trailer)
The Walking Dead - Teaser Trailer
I Am Alive Dev Diary Trailer

PS3 Themes

Prong Tattoo Model Theme ($1.99)
A.C. Milan 2011-2012 Team (Eng) Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
A.C. Milan 2011-2012 Team (Itl) Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Poolside Rendevous Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Beachside Encounter Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Dynamic Celtic Theme 1($2.99)
Dynamic Celtic Theme 2 ($2.99)
Dynamic Anime Theme 3 ($2.99)
Dynamic Anime Theme 4 ($2.99)

PS2 Classics

Red Faction ($9.99)
Join coal miner Parker and help him take down Mars' oppressive mining corporation and liberate the planet in this classic first person shooter.
ESRB rated M
File size 1.74 GB

PSone Classics

Future Cop L.A.P.D. ($5.99)
In a devastated, gangs have taken over Los Angeles. Armed with the ultimate assault vehicle, the L.A.P.D. must now reclaim the streets!
ESRB rated T
File size 246 MB

Darkstalkers 3 ($5.99)
Pummel opponents as your favorite mythological monster in this classic 2D fighting game. Download Darkstalkers 3 today!
ESRB rated T
File size 485 MB

Bundles

The Walking Dead - Season Pass ($19.99)
ESRB rated M

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Golf Mania ($3.99)
ESRB rated E
File size 54 MB

Ikari III: The Rescue ($2.99)
ESRB Rated T
File size 33 MB



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#3 - Bartholomy - 138w ago
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Rofl, marketing genius as always, those Sony reccomended guys

#2 - mayank2yk - 138w ago
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wow thanks for the info... was looking for the new releases...

#1 - NTA - 138w ago
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Wow BF 3 still at full price lol

 

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