Fresh crop of demos on PlayStation Store

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 23, 2011 6:00am PST

This week's PlayStation Store update was a demo-o-rama, bringing trials for BioWare's RPG Dragon Age II, MLB 11: The Show and LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. On top of those, the Yakuza 4 demo that was previously exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers is now available to all and sundry. Huzzah for trying before buying.

RPG fans might also want to check out Square's much-loved Xenogears, which arrived as a $10 PSone Classic. Fans of good games in general might consider Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, as the PSP edition is on sale with 50% off, down to $10.

On the downloadable content front, Dead Money for Fallout: New Vegas finally arrived on PS3, and Killzone 3's Retro Map Pack is out for those who don't already have it. There's also new DLC for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and The Sims 3, among others.

The week's full Store update listing follows below:

PlayStation Plus

Discounted Games & DLC

Sky Fighter (PS3) (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, regular price $9.99)

Updates

Resident Evil 2 - Psone Classic - Sale (PS3/PSP) (now $2.99, original price $5.99)

Sky Fighters - Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars Digital - Sale (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

Capcom Puzzle World Umd Legacy - Price Change (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X - Price Change (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

Ultimate Ghosts N Goblins - Price Change (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)

Caterpillar - Minis - Price Change (PS3/PSP) (now $3.99, original price $4.99)

Gold Fever - Minis - Price Change (PS3/PSP) (now $3.99, original price $4.99)

Panda Craze - Minis - Price Change (PS3/PSP) (now $3.99, original price $4.99)

Rocks N' Rockets - Minis - Price Change (PS3/PSP) (now $3.99, original price $4.99)

Shapo - Minis - Price Change (PS3/PSP) (now $3.99, original price $4.99)

Downloadable Games

Space Ace ($9.99)

Space Ace, the followup to Don Bluth's legendary Dragon's Lair, can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch. This fully arcade authentic version includes all of the original scenes you've come to enjoy, and even an all-new global high scores list so you can show how well you handle Ace's laser gun. Other bonuses include a full watch feature to sit back and enjoy Don Bluth's stunning animation.

ESRB Rated E10+

File size: 1.03 GB

Days Of Thunder - Nascar Edition ($9.99)

Days of Thunder NASCAR Edition gives you the opportunity to go against NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, including Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart, and the drivers from the iconic film. Featuring single-player and online modes, take to the wheel as one of the hottest drivers on the circuit to prove that you can't stop the thunder!

ESRB Rated E

File size: 901 MB

Alien Breed 3: Descent ($9.99)

Alien Breed 3: Descent is the final explosive chapter in the Alien Breed series, and is a science fiction arcade-shooter with an epic story, swarms of alien enemies, high-impact weapons, and stunning environments. In addition to the thrilling conclusion to the single-player campaign and the relentless Survivor modes, the game offers action-packed, online or local two-player co-operative modes.

ESRB Rated T

File size: 1.64 GB

Game Demos (free)

Dragon Age 2 - Demo

Download the highly anticipated Action RPG Dragon Age II right now! Engage in action-packed and immersive gameplay with dynamic new combat mechanics that allow you to think like a general and fight like a Spartan! With the entire world on the brink of war, only you can hold it all together. The legend of your rise to power begins now.

ESRB Rated M

File size: 1.76 GB

Dragon Age 2 French Version - Demo (Canada only)

Download the highly anticipated Action RPG Dragon Age II right now! Engage in action-packed and immersive gameplay with dynamic new combat mechanics that allow you to think like a general and fight like a Spartan! With the entire world on the brink of war, only you can hold it all together. The legend of your rise to power begins now.

ESRB Rated M

File size: 1.76 GB

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars - Demo

Laugh your way through an all-new story with this demo, including both space and ground levels from the most action-packed LEGO Star Wars ever.

ESRB Rated E10+

File size: 844 MB

Yakuza 4 Demo

Do something terrible today and experience a taste for the Japanese underworld in this exclusive demo for Yakuza 4.

ESRB Rated M

File size: 621 MB

MLB 11 The Show Demo

Play four innings in beautiful AT&T Park in this World Series rematch as the San Francisco Giants take on the Texas Rangers. Experience the ALL NEW Pure Analog Control system to hit, pitch and field with unparalleled precision.

ESRB Rated E

File size: 2.92 GB

PSone Classics

Xenogears ($9.99)

Take up arms using powerful "gears" and help Fei Fong Wong regain his lost memories in this RPG classic.

ESRB Rated T

File size: 724 MB

Add-on Game Content

Killzone 3 Retro Pack: Reclaimed Territory ($4.99)

Retro Pack: Reclaimed Territory, featuring two of the most popular maps from Killzone 2, Salamun Market and Blood Gracht.

File Size: 349 MB

Fallout: New Vegas : Dead Money ($9.99)

Welcome to the Sierra Madre Casino! The casino's mythical contents are lusted after by desperate wasteland scavengers, who tell stories of intact treasure of the old world buried deep within its vault. Lured here by a mysterious radio signal advertising the long-awaited grand opening of the casino, you are thrown into a high stakes game where you'll have to work with three other lost souls if you want to survive. To use this download, you will need product code BLUS-30500.

File size: 729 MB

Fallout: New Vegas French: Dead Money ($9.99)

Afin d'utiliser ce téléchargement, il vous faudra le code produit BLUS-30626.

File size: 1.42 GB

Fallout: New Vegas Spanish: Dead Money ($9.99)

Para usar esta descarga, necesitará el código de producto BLUS-30627.

File size: 729 MB

Bulletstorm Standard Edition Online Pass - Public Release ($9.99)

Thanks for downloading your Bulletstorm Online Pass content, this download entitles you to six additional 'Echoes' mode maps. Enjoy!

File size: 115 KB

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit - Armed And Dangerous Pack ($6.99)

Introducing Most Wanted and Arms Race. Two all-new online game modes that let you take on other players in high speed and highly dangerous competition.

File size: 103 KB

The Sims 3 - Bahhaus ($9.99)

Sneer at the rest of the design world and build cutting edge structures that embody light, strength, and flexibility. BahHaus, so cutting edge it hurts. Make sure to have band aids on hand.

File size: 1.89 MB

The Sims 3 - Castle Interior Pack ($5.99)

Now your Sim's desire to live the part of royalty has finally come true. Everyone knows that a Sim's home is their castle. The Lord and Lady can live happily in the castle of their dreams surrounded by the gothic furniture.

File size: 1.58 MB

Fight Night Champion Online Pass ($9.99)

File size: 100 KB

Deadliest Warrior - DLC Expansion Pack 1 ($4.99)

Introducing the Shaolin Monk, Zande and Rajput warriors. The DLC pack also features a new Skirmish game mode, taunts for medium range weapons, replays and new Titles you can earn for your profile!

File size: 2.42 MB

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Booster (x6) ($0.99)

Neptune's stat booster. Increase stats related to melee & ranged attacks.

File size: 100 KB

EyePet Hospital Pack ($2.99)

Did somebody call for a doctor? Now you and your EyePet can help find the cure with the Hospital Pack! You've never seen a virtual pet quite like this - EyePet!

File size: 100 KB

The Fight Lights Out - Timesaver's Pack ($1.99)

Download this pack for The Fight: Lights Out and gain instant access to all the features that are unlockable by playing through the game, including new fighters, dirty moves, accessories, and more.

File size: 100 KB

The Fight Lights Out - Fitness Pack ($4.99)

Get fit with The Fight: Lights Out! This pack gives you a workout with new variations of current exercises in the game, plus additional activities such as squat thrusts, shadow boxing, lunges, circuit training, and more.

File size: 100 KB

Def Jam Rapstar

(Music Downloads Not Rated by the ESRB) Expand your DEF JAM RAPSTAR library with these songs. DEF JAM RAPSTAR game disc is required to play this downloadable content:

  • "Shut This Down" - Ill Blu ($1.99)
  • "Stallin (Freestyle)" - Ill Blu ($1.99)
  • "Power (Freestyle)" - Sx Beats ($1.99)
  • "Take Over (Freestyle)" - Sx Beats ($1.99)

File size: 4.08 - 5.91 MB (singles)

Rock Band 3

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

  • "Fire and Ice" - Pat Benatar ($1.99)
  • "Love is a Battlefield" - Pat Benatar ($1.99)
  • "Shadows of the Night" - Pat Benatar ($1.99)
  • "We Belong" - Pat Benatar ($1.99)
  • "Invincible" - Pat Benatar ($1.99)
  • "Promises in the Dark" - Pat Benatar ($1.99)
  • Pat Benatar ($9.99) - Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Pat Benatar Pack 01. This pack includes "Fire and Ice", "Love is a Battlefield", "Shadows of the Night", "We Belong", "Invincible" and "Promises in the Dark". By Pat Benatar

File size: 22 - 46 MB (singles), 186 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network

  • "Genocide" - Evile ($1.99)
  • "Serial Killer" - Damone ($0.99)
  • "The Hounds of Anubis" - The Word Alive ($1.99)
  • "Numb and Intoxicated" - Kataklysm ($1.99)
  • "The One You Want" - The Get Up Kids ($1.99)

File size: 21 - 50 MB (singles)

Bundles

Midnight Club L.A. Remix & Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Bundle ($19.99)

Midnight Club L.A. Remix & Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Bundled for the PSP at a discount price for this limited promotional period! The series that took tacing from the tracks to the open urban streets is raiding the stakes even higher. Experience the fastest ride ever in the palm of your hand.

File Size: 1.49 GB

Grand Theft Auto Iv: The Lost And Damned & The Ballad Of Gay Tony Bundle ($14.99)

The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony bundled together at a discount price for this limited promotional period!

File size: 4.0 GB

Avatars

Mega Man Legends 2 - Servbot (Sweeping) Avatar ($0.49)

File size: 100 KB

Viewtiful Joe - Joe (Face) Avatar ($0.49)

File size: 100 KB

Viewtiful Joe - Joe Avatar ($0.49)

File size: 100 KB

Viewtiful Joe - Silvia (Face) Avatar ($0.49)

File size: 100 KB

Viewtiful Joe - Silvia Avatar ($0.49)

File size: 100 KB

Viewtiful Joe - Viewtiful Joe (Face) Avatar ($0.49)

File size: 100 KB

Viewtiful Joe - Viewtiful Joe Avatar ($0.49)

File size: 100 KB

Game Videos (free)

Q Music Unlimited Walkthrough

File size: 156 MB (HD); 262 MB (1080)

Pulse 2/22 Edition

File size: 263 MB (HD); 441 MB (1080)

MLB 11 The Show - In a Jam Trailer

File size: 82 MB (HD)

MLB 11 The Show - Yankee Killer Trailer

File size: 87 MB (HD)

Duke Nukem Forever - Reveal Trailer

File size: 99 MB (HD)

Top Spin 4 - Legends Trailer

File size: 55 MB (HD)

Prototype 2 Announce Trailer

File size: 68 MB (HD)

Space Ace Trailer

File size: 34 MB (HD)

Dragon Age II - Champion Trailer

File size: 46 MB (HD)

Yakuza 4: The Ladies Of Yakuza 4 Trailer

File size: 93 MB (HD)

Two Worlds II - Accolades Trailer

File size: 90 MB (HD)

Two Worlds II - Announcement Trailer

File size: 53 MB (HD)

Two Worlds II - Return To Antaloor Trailer

File size: 66 MB (HD)

Stacking Trailer

File size: 49 MB (HD)

PS3 Themes

PSN Award Best PS3 Downloadable Theme (x5) (Free)

File size: 441 KB

PSN Award Best PSP Downloadable Theme (x5) (Free)

File size: 432 KB

PSN Award Best PS3/PSP Mini Theme (x5) (Free)

File size: 525 KB

PSN Award Best PSN Exclusive Game Theme (x5) (Free)

File size: 431 KB

FIFA Soccer 11 - Ultimate Team Theme (Free)

File size: 1.34 KB

Top Darts Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

File size: 2.25 MB

DP Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Theme ($1.49)

File size: 4.10 MB

PS3 Wallpapers (free)

Tales From Space: About A Blob - Wallpaper #2

File size: 96 KB (SD); 387 KB (HD)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

YS: I & II Chronicles ($24.99)

Play the first two games of the critically-acclaimed Ys series in one great package. The graphics have been reimagined in highly-detailed hand-drawn 2D and the soundtrack newly rearranged, while returning fans have the option of playing with the original music or using alternative character art. Four difficulty levels and a time trial mode have also been added.

ESRB Rated T

File size: 930 MB

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Bloons TD - Minis ($4.99)

ESRB Rated E

File size:7.2 MB

Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder - Minis ($4.99)

ESRB Rated T

File size: 9.75 MB

Twin Blades - Minis ($3.99)

ESRB Rated M

File size: 39 MB

Denki Blocks! - Minis ($3.99)

ESRB Rated E

File size: 6.52 MB

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 2/22 Edition

File size: 43 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Summer Beach PSP Theme (x2) ($1.49)

File size: 621 KB - 640 KB

Gassed PSP Theme (x2) ($1.49)

File size: 487 KB - 544 KB

Augbar Red Urban Camo PSP Theme ($1.99)

File size: 462 KB

Blue Urban Camo Spectre PSP Theme ($1.99)

File size: 480 KB

Commando Tiger Camo PSP Theme ($1.99)

File size: 453 KB

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