PlayStation Store Update: Bionic Commando RA, Street Fighter Alpha, Rock Band DLC, Demos

By Aaron Linde and Chris Faylor, Aug 14, 2008 1:41pm PDT This week's update to the PlayStation 3's digital storefront includes the long-awaited debut of GRIN's classic platformer overhaul Bionic Commando Rearmed, the downloadable release of an original PlayStation title, and the usual round-up of DLC.

Priced at $9.99, Bionic Commando Rearmed features a high-definition graphical overhaul to the classic NES platformer with new weapons and two player cooperative play. The game made arrived on the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Marketplace and PCs earlier this week.

Also new to the store is Capcom's arcade fighter Street Fighter Alpha, now available as part of the storefront's PS1 classics line-up for $5.99.

Read on for this week's Rock Band downloadable content and assortment of playable demos arriving today on the PlayStation Store.

From the PlayStation.Blog:

Downloadable Games

Bionic Commando: Rearmed ($9.99)
Featuring intense shooting and iconic grappling action, this amazing update gets a HD makeover and more! Discover a remixed musical score, enhanced gameplay, new weapons, online rankings and new unlockable content for the upcoming sequel. Team up in the new 2-player co-op mode and take your own path while still in view on the split screen! Download the game today!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 373 MB

PS1 Classics for PS3/PSP

Street Fighter Alpha
FIGHT! The classic Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors'; Dreams returns! With an improved Super Combo system based on Super Street Fighter II Turbo, the addition of the ";Alpha Counter,"; ";Air Blocking,"; and ";Chain Combos,"; Street Fighter Alpha set a new standard in arcade-style fighting gameplay. Download this PSone Classic today!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 80 MB

Add-on Game Content

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

  • "Constant Motion" - Dream Theater ($0.99)
  • "Aesthetics of Hate" - Machine Head ($0.99)
  • "My Curse" - Killswitch Engage ($0.99)
  • "Clouds Over California" - DevilDriver ($0.99)
  • "Runnin' Wild" - Airbourne ($0.99)
  • "Sleepwalker" - Megadeth ($0.99)
  • Roadrunner Records Pack 1 ($5.99) - includes "Runnin' Wild" - Airbourne, "Clouds Over California" - DevilDriver, "Constant Motion" - Dream Theater, "My Curse" - Killswitch Engage, "Aesthetics of Hate" - Machine Head, and "Sleepwalker" - Megadeth.

File sizes: 22.5 MB - 48.8 MB (singles), 221 MB (track pack)

Price Promotion: these tracks will become to $1.99 on 8/21. The track pack will become $9.99 on 8/21.

Game Demos (free)

Bionic Commando: Rearmed Demo
Featuring intense shooting and iconic grappling action, this amazing update gets a HD makeover and more! Discover a remixed musical score, enhanced gameplay, new weapons, online rankings and new unlockable content for the upcoming sequel. Team up in the new 2-player co-op mode and take your own path while still in view on the split screen! Download the free trial today!
ESRB Rated M
File size: 373 MB

1942: Joint Strike Demo
Based on the popular arcade series, 1942: Joint Strike combines classic top-down shooting with amazing 3D HD graphics. Maneuver aircraft carriers to take on waves of enemy fire and face off with huge enemy bosses. Recruit a wing man locally or online to employ Joint Strike attacks, combining firepower into one explosive barrage. With a whole new arsenal, prepare to rejoin the battle!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 129 MB

NHL 2K9 Demo
NHL 2K9 brings fun back to hockey video games with a brand-new in-game presentation system, pick-up-and-play controls and hard-hitting action. The NHL 2K9 Demo consists of one 3 minute period with two teams to choose from, the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. Download now!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 637 MB

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2009 Demo
Take on the world in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08. Save your most amazing - and unthinkable - performances and post on EA SPORTS GamerNet, a revolutionary interactive gaming hub that hosts user-created content online. Set the bar high by posting your top moments, and take on challenges set by others, to determine the world's greatest golfer once and for all.
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1006 MB

PLAYSTATION Store for PC

To download these games to your PSP, navigate to store.playstation.com.

PS1 Classics for PS3/PSP
Street Fighter Alpha ($5.99)

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