PSN Update 17/12/2009: 5+8+40= Peace Walker!

Ooohh what a lovely update we have here.  Let’s start with the demos where we see them this week  for yet to be released titles Gran Turismo 5, Army of Two: The 40th day, and Metal Gear: Peace Walker (PSP).  That’s complimented by demos for TV Show King, Guitar Hero: Van Halen, Diner Dash and Puzzlegeddon.  Puzzlegeddon also see its’ full downloadable release along with the digital release of Buzz! Quiz World (PSP).  In addition, we see the PSone classic Final Fantasy VIII available for download, playable on both your PS3 and PSP.

With the Metal Gear: Peace Walker demo, Konami delivers all other Metal Gear PSP content with Portable Ops, Portable Ops+, and the rare graphic novel.  F1 2009 also shows up as a new full game available for download along with 2 more PSP minis.

PS3 DLC is headlined by the long overdue Cold Fronts content for SOCOM: Confrontation while Brutal Legend gets new multiplayer maps.  The weekly Rock Band song list is dominated by Green Day content for the main franchise and the “Rubber Soul” album for The Beatles: Rock Band.

Did I forget anything else important? …check the full listing below.    Sean C.

Best of 2009 Collection
Take the guesswork out of shopping PlayStation Store. This year’s top-ranked downloads for PS3, PSP, PSone, DLC, demos and premium themes are right here in the Best of 2009 collection. Find the most popular titles and DLC and celebrate a year to remember. It’s the best of the best on PlayStation Store.

Updates
Beaterator Price Drop (was $39.99; now $19.99)
Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars Price Drop (was $39.99; now $29.99)
Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman Price Drop (was $19.99; now $9.99)
Brain Challenge Price Drop (was $9.99; now $4.99)
Unbound Saga Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)
Tetris Sale (regular price $9.99; sale price $6.99)
Burn Zombie Burn (regular price $9.99; sale price $4.99)

Downloadable Games
PUZZLEGEDDON ($9.99)
Set in an array of galaxies, Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy in a game that is fast-paced and addictive. Compete for the top spot on the planet by creating multiple combos for the quickest way to gather enough resources to blast your enemies out of this world! You can battle up to five players in a variety of galaxies in this stylish and quirky puzzle brawler.

PSone Classics: PS3/PSP
Final Fantasy VIII ($9.99)
The peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Ultimecia takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. To restore order, Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy’s elite mercenary force SeeD, other allies from the Garden, and Rinoa, a member of the resistance, join together on a journey that spans time and space.

Game Demos (free)
Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge
Take a test drive of Gran Turismo 5 and test your racing skills in the national Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial Challenge through January 25, 2010. Race the all-new Nissan 370Z in stock and tuned versions on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway course, with the chance to walk away with bragging rights and an unforgettable Indy 500 VIP weekend experience.

Army of TWO: The 40th Day Demo
Army of TWO: The 40th Day has been built from the ground up as an incredible cooperative experience. The result is a bigger, better, more organic and immersive co-op experience that lets you put your best two-man tactics to use whenever and wherever you want. This demo allows you to play part of the first level in split-screen or online co-op.

TV Show King Demo
Confront friends in local or online multi mode with this TV quiz game show! Try to answer fun and challenging trivia questions and see who can win the greatest amount of cash in the final deciding duel. TV Show King will challenge your brain!

Guitar Hero Van Halen Demo
Party with the greatest Arena Rock band of all time – Van Halen!

Diner Dash Demo
Players take direct control of Flo, an office-worker turned restauranteur, as she runs to seat patrons, take orders, deliver food, take payment and bus tables as efficiently as possible within the time limit allowed.

PUZZLEGEDDON Demo
Set in an array of galaxies, Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy in a game that is fast-paced and addictive. Compete for the top spot on the planet by creating multiple combos for the quickest way to gather enough resources to blast your enemies out of this world! You can battle up to five players in a variety of galaxies in this stylish and quirky puzzle brawler.

Add-on Game Content
PAIN Red Jimmy Character ($0.99)
Red Jimmy is a tough cowboy, but this new launchee is nothing without his beloved Horsey. Rumors say he broke in his steed just by shouting, “CHILL.” He can even lasso a full-grown bull and take out a fly off a cactus, blindfolded. But will you have the same accuracy launching him AND the Horsey he rode in on through the world of PAIN? Download Red Jimmy and the Horsey he rode in on today to see how the West was PAINed.

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Cold Front ($9.99)
Kit yourself out in snow gear and fight your way through blizzard conditions, joining a team of mercenaries or a squad from one of the world’s top Special Forces regiments including the Russian Spetsnaz. Try your hand at Arms Run, a new game mode that features dynamically placed missile launchers that must be activated or destroyed, depending on which side you’re fighting for.

Brutal Legend Hammer Of Infinite Fate ($4.99)
HAMMER OF INFINITE FATE Map Pack adds four new maps to Brütal Legend’s multiplayer mayhem. “Coiled Remains” is located deep within the heart of Tainted Coil territory, forcing armies to fight in a desecrated Titan temple. “Altar of Blood” separates opponents by a dangerous arena that can be activated to fill with drowning blood. “The Amplified Cliffs” pits players against each other in a desolate wasteland of amps and lava. “Crucible of the Titans” plunges players deep underground to fight in the company of the Metal Gods as they dangerously forge the Brütal landscape.

NBA 10 Holiday Shoe Pack (free)
Get the latest kicks for NBA LIVE 10 with the holiday shoe pack featuring 23 updated shoes for your favorite players. From official team playbooks, signature player warm-ups and unique arena audio to daily updates of player attributes driven by Dynamic DNA. Whether it’s a quick game of play now, an Adidas LIVE Run online game or your Dynamic Season, NBA LIVE 10 brings you the ultimate in authenticity every time you hit the court.

Guitar Hero 5
•“Hi-Speed Soul” by Nada Surf ($1.99)
•“Sister Jack” by Spoon ($1.99)
•“Cut Your Hair” by Pavement ($1.99)
•Indie Rock Track Pack ($5.49
Rock Band
•“Gives You Hell”— All-American Rejects ($1.99)
•“This is War”— 30 Seconds to Mars ($1.99)
•“Kings and Queens”— 30 Seconds to Mars ($1.99)
•“Christian’s Inferno”— Green Day ($1.99)
•“Last of the American Girls”— Green Day ($1.99)
•“¡Viva la Gloria!”— Green Day ($1.99)
•Green Day Pack 2 ($5.49)

The Beatles: Rock Band
•“Girl” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“In My Life” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“Michelle” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“Nowhere Man” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“Run For Your Life” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“The Word” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“Think For Yourself” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“Wait” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“What Goes On” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•“You Won’t See Me” by The Beatles ($1.99)
•Rubber Soul Album ($17.99)

Game Videos (free)
ModNation Racers “Express Yourself” Trailer
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 Dev Diary #1
Critter Crunch “A Barf in the Night” Trailer
Mushroom Wars Trailer 2
High Velocity Bowling Jarvis & Ginger Trailer
Red Dead Redemption Trailer 2
Planet 51 Launch Trailer
NBA UNRIVALED Trailer

Themes
Smash Cars Theme (free)
Digger HD Theme (free)
Mushroom Wars Theme (free)
Smash Cars B&W Theme (free)
Guitar Hero Van Halen Theme (free)
Legion Theme (free)
Assassin’s Creed II Ezio Theme ($0.99)
Bianca Premium Plus Theme ($1.99)
Lindsay Kaye Theme ($1.99)
The Hangover Theme ($1.99)
Transformers 2 Theme ($1.99)
STAR TREK: TOS Dynamic Theme Dual Pack $4.99
STAR TREK: TOS Blue Edition Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
STAR TREK: TOS Red Edition Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Gaze Theme ($1.99)
Tropical Paradise Theme ($1.49)

Wallpaper (free)
UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Wallpaper 3
Gravity Crash Sun Wallpaper

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 storefront)
BUZZ! Quiz World ($19.99)
The portable quiz show experience without boundaries! Take a huge variety of trivia options on the go with you in BUZZ! Quiz World for the PSP system. All new single and multi player modes will keep you and your friends challenged for hours. If you think you’ve mastered it all, now you can jump online to try quizzes created by other fans or download add-on quizzes on your favorite subjects through the PSN. Take your trivia party to go!

Sega Rally Revo ($15.99)
Don’t just rip up the track, tear it a new one. Race through awesome environments, with a variety of weather conditions on surfaces including snow, mud, dirt, gravel and asphalt. This unpredictable off-road racing experience demands all of your skill and focus to win.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus ($9.99)
Grip tight and hang on! Think fast and hang on to your ride as you take independent control of the rider and take the ultimate test of mettle. Dual controls let you tear it up with death-defying tricks and high-flying freestyle action.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops ($14.99)
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops is the action game from Hideo Kojima’s legendary Metal Gear Solid series that redefined the stealth action genre on the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. With an original storyline that follows the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and innovative online gameplay that lets gamers recruit their own comrades, Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops offers players a Metal Gear experience unlike any other.

Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel ($9.99)
Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel brings the renowned Metal Gear IDW comic book series to life on the PSP system, complete with stylized animation, thrilling music and explosive sound effects.

F1 2009 ($39.99)
F1 2009 is the first in a new generation of FORMULA 1 video games featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the FIA FORMULA 1 World Championship. F1 2009 will take gamers as close as possible to the most spectacular motorsport on the planet.

Ridge Racer ($14.99)
Prepare for intense racing excitement in the critically acclaimed Ridge Racer for the PSP system and take part in one of the most exhilarating portable racing games ever!

PSP minis (also available from PS3 storefront)
Heracles Chariot Racing ($4.99)
Spot the Differences! ($2.99)

Game Videos (free)
Tekken 6 PSP Trailer
Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Gameplay Sizzle Trailer
Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Launch Trailer
Armored Core 3 Trailer

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 storefront)
Tropical Paradise PSP Theme ($1.49)
Pinball Heroes: High Velocity Bowling PSP Theme (free)
Pinball Heroes: Uncharted PSP Theme (free)
Gaze PSP Theme 1 ($1.49)
Gaze PSP Theme 2 ($1.49)
Off the Beat – Pursuit PSP Theme ($1.49)
Off the Beat – Hang Out PSP Theme ($1.49)
Transformers 2 PSP Theme ($1.49)
The Hangover PSP Theme ($1.99)

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~ by consolecreatures on December 18, 2009.

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