On PlayStation Network: Gravity Rush Demo, Resistance: Burning Skies, Pure Chess

31 May 2012
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Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced what new PlayStation Network downloadable games, expansions, demos and videos were released for PlayStation 3, PS Vita and PSP this week in America and Europe.

Let’s have a look and see what they have in store for us this time…

Table of Contents

AMERICAN PlayStation Store for PS3, PS Vita & PSP

PlayStation Store for PS3

PlayStation Plus

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

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

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

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

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 www.RockBand.com.

“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)

Updates

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)

Avatars

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)

Bundles

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)

Music

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

PlayStation Store for PS Vita

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

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

Here’s a trailer that will make you want to play Gravity Rush!

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

Here’s the Resistance: Burning Skies launch trailer:

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)

EUROPEAN PlayStation Store for PS3, PS Vita & PSP

PS Plus

Mad Riders (PS3) including DLC

Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95

PS3 Games

Mad Riders (Trial also available)
Mad Riders is an adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game, that will let you perform amazing aerial stunts and race on over 45 stunning tracks from all over the world, at breathtaking speeds.

Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 3
Availability: All
File Size: 1285MB

Men In Black: Alien Crisis
It’s your turn to suit up as the newest MIB recruit to eliminate the scum of the universe. Arm yourself with a full arsenal of iconic MIB weapons and head into the field with the mission to investigate and stop an evil alien plot to snatch up an ancient artifact that is the key to seizing control of the universe.

Price: £39.99,€59.99,AU$99.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 6112MB

Prototype 2
WELCOME TO NEW YORK ZERO. Experience Sgt James Heller hunt, kill and consume his way toward the ultimate goal – to kill Alex Mercer!

Price: £49.99,€69.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ, UA
File Size: 13GB

SBK Generations
The official game of the FIM Superbike World Championship is back with the most complete motorcycling simulation ever created. Live through the last four seasons of the SBK world championships and become world champion!

Price: €29.99,AU$39.95
PEGI: 3
Availability: Not available in BU,CR,IS,KU,LU,QT,SA,SL,TK,UK,GB

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition brings the final throwdown to consoles. Featuring 4 new characters, rebalanced game play, and an updated user interface, Arcade Edition is truly the definitive version of Street Fighter.

Price: £14.99,€19.99,AU$29.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 18GB

PS3 Demos (Free)

Top Gun: Hard Lock Demo
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in BU, HR, CZ, DE, HU, IN, IS, KU, PL, PT, QA, RU, SA, SL, TR, UA, AE
File Size: 450MB

PSVita Games

Resistance: Burning Skies Special Edition (Released Friday, 1st June for UK/IE)
Compatible with PlayStation Vita only.

Resist the Chimeran invasion as Tom Riley, a lone New York firefighter.

For a limited time only, download Resistance: Burning Skies and you’ll also receive a skin for your PS Vita home screen, three PSN avatars and a multiplayer booster – at no extra charge.

Price: £39.99,€44.99,AU$62.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 3.5GB

PSVita Demos (Free)

Gravity Rush
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 492MB

PS2

Conflict: Vietnam
Compatible with PlayStation 3.
Trapped behind enemy lines, in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle, the Viet Cong lie in wait… everywhere. You must use your squad’s skills, determination and immense firepower to outsmart the enemy and battle your way to freedom.

Prices: £5.49,€6.99,AU$11.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size:2569MB

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
Compatible with PlayStation 3.
When new leaders in Russia attempt to rebuild the Iron Curtain, war escalates, casualties mount, prisoners are taken, and the Ghosts are sent in. Take a highly skilled Ghost team through a series of missions that range from demolitions to search-and-rescue and all-out firefights for survival.

Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 1604MB

PSP

Blazing Souls Accelate
Compatible with PSP (PlayStation Portable) and PlayStation Vita.
Zelos, who makes his living as an independent contractor, obtains a crystal infused with magical energy called a “Core Elemental” after a freak accident. Almost as soon as it fell into his hands, Zelos was besieged by a number of mysterious beings intent on taking the power of the elemental for their own.

Prices:£15.99, €19.99, AU$19.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, DE, NZ
File Size: 431MB

minis

Rasmus Klump in Pingonisen
Prices: €3.99
PEGI: 3
Availability: AUSTRIA, DE only

PS3 DLC

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice Of Arland

Meruru Mix Pack (£2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95)
Rufus (£3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95)

PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden

Batman: Arkham City

Harley’s Revenge

Prices: £6.49,€7.99,AU$12.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Dragon’s Dogma

From A Different Sky – Part 2 (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
Weapon Pack: The Monster Hunter (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)

PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Elevator Action Deluxe

Additional Stages -5-

Prices: £1.59,€1.99,AU$3.45
PEGI: Rating Here
Availability: Not available in BU,HU,QT

LittleBigPlanet 2

Starhawk Minipack

Prices: £2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95
PEGI: 7
Availability: All

Mad Riders

Mad Riders + Daredevil Map Pack

Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 3
Availability: All

Mass Effect 3

Map Pack 2

Prices: Free
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

MotorStorm RC

Special Rally Car: Whippy (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.25)
Special Race Truck: Lunar-Tec Screamer (Free for 7 days only!)
Veteran Big Rig: Nord Kodiak (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

PEGI: 3
Availability: All

Prototype2

Excessive Force Pack

Prices: £3.99,€4.99,AU$8.45
PEGI: 18
Availability: All
PSVita DLC

MotorStorm RC

Special Rally Car: Whippy (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.25)
Special Race Truck: Lunar-Tec Screamer (Free for 7 days only!)
Veteran Big Rig: Nord Kodiak (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

PEGI: 3
Availability: All

Touch My Katamari

Katamari Fans (Free)

PEGI: 3
Availability: All
Avatars

Dynasty Warriors Next

Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Cao Pi)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Cao Ren)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Diaochan)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Guan Ping)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Guo Huai)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Huang Gai)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Pang Tong)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Xiahou Ba)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Xiaoqiao)
Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Zhou Tai)

Prices: £0.40,€0.49,AU$0.90
Availability: Not available in New Zealand

The Studio Avatars

Hydro74 Avatar 7
Hydro74 Avatar 8
Jasper Goodall Avatar 1
Jasper Goodall Avatar 2
Jasper Goodall Avatar 3

Prices: £0.21,€0.25,AU$0.45
Availability: All

Warriors Orochi 3

Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Benkei)
Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Himiko)
Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Nu Wa)
Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Sanzang)
Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Sun Wukong)
Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Yoshitsune Minamoto
Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Zuo Ci)

Prices: £0.40,€0.49,AU$0.90
Availability: Not available in New Zealand

Themes

PREMIUM THEME

NATURE
Bees in Bloom Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

DYNAMIC THEMES

ABSTRACT
Dynamic Grunge Blood Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

GAMES
Assassin’s Creed III – Theme 1 (£2.39/€2.99/$4.95)
Batman: Arkham City Premium Theme (£2.39/€2.99/$4.95)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Theme 1 (£2.39/€2.99/$4.95)
“Wanted Corp.” Dynamic theme – Maddogg (£0.79/€0.99)

MILITARY
Dynamic Sniper Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

NATURE
Dynamic Gulfoss Waterfall Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Dynamic River Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

PLACES/LANDMARKS
Dynamic Big Ben Theme UK (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Dynamic China Shanghai Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

SCI-FI/FANTASY
Burial Ground: Dead in the Water (£1.99/€2.49/$4.25)
Dynamic Dragon Battle Theme 2 (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Videos

Access Episode 036 (GB Only)
Access Episodes 01-036 now available on Vita.

Sorcery Launch Trailer

What PlayStation games or demos will you be downloading this week?

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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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