PlayStation Store returns with huge update

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 02, 2011 6:00am PDT

At long last, the PlayStation Store has returned, six weeks after it was taken down in the wake of the PlayStation Network hack. Its return is celebrated with a massive burst of new content, helping Sony start catching up on the huge amount that should've been released during the downtime.

True to its plan of multiple Store updates per week, Sony says that the next batch of new releases will come this Friday. On top of that, "some special publishes"--whatever that means--are due after the weekend over E3 week; Sony urges "be sure to check back daily."

Unfortunately, the promised 'Welcome Back' free games and other goodies are not yet available. Sony explains that the pack's "currently in the final stages of testing and will be available to download soon."

New game releases in yesterday's mega-update include Sega Rally Online Arcade, Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls, Star Raiders, and Red Johnson's Chronicles.

On the demo front, you can try out Red Faction Armageddon, LEGO Pirates of The Caribbean, MotorStorm Apocalypse, The Fight: Lights Out, Star Raiders, Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls, and more. Sony also confirms in another post that the inFamous 2 demo is out now too.

As for downloadable content, there's Honest Hearts for Fallout: New Vegas, heaps of Rock Band 3 songs, and plenty of assorted other little things to buy.

PlayStation Plus users, meanwhile, get a few new freebies and the old offers have been extended.

As ever, the full update listing is on the PlayStation Blog.

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