Wednesday , February 28 2024
A decent update this week, with some new games and a long overdue Uncharted 2 demo.

PlayStation Network Update: 01/28/2009

I don't know what to say about this week's PSN update. Look, an Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Single Player demo for the two people who own PS3's and didn't buy it! There is also a demo for the PS3 version of Thexder NEO. I played and reviewed the PSP version and did not like it, let's hope the PS3 gets a better game. Last but probably least there is a demo for Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, generally these games are not too good, at least we can try before we buy.

I would like to say there is more great stuff, but there really isn't. There are three new downloadable games, the gorgeous but seemingly average Hustle Kings, Thexder NEO and Assault Heroes. None of these titles are what you would call groundbreaking, but at least it is something. Oh we also have two PSOne classics no one has heard of, Extreme Pinball and Hi-Octane: The Track Fights Back, I believe I will keep my six dollars thank you.

A new Pain character, yeesh, is joined by two upgrade packs for great games. Assassin's Creed 2 gets it's first DLC with the Battle of Forli and you can play Resistance, inFamous and Killzone 2 characters in Uncharted 2 with the PlayStation Heroes pack. Some nice add-ons, not sure about the price point of five dollars for skins in Uncharted 2, but there is worse DLC out there.

Other then that we have a few PSP minis, one featuring Dracula as well as some price drops on PSN/PSP games. The usual videos, comics and Rock Band/Guitar Hero songs round out the update this week. Not spectacular, but certainly not an awful week, for more details please see the official PlayStation Blog.

Price Updates

  • Bloons Minis permanent price drop (now $2.99, original price $3.99)
  • Brain Pipe Minis permanent price drop (now $2.99, original price $4.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Hustle Kings ($9.99)
  • THEXDER NEO ($9.99)
  • Assault Heroes ($9.99)

PSone Classics

  • Extreme Pinball ($5.99)
  • Hi-Octane: The Track Fights Back ($5.99)

Game Demos

  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Single Player
  • Vancouver Olympic Winter Games

Add-on Content

  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves PlayStation Heroes Pack ($4.99)
  • Assassin's Creed II Sequence 12: Battle of Forli ($3.99)
  • PAIN Hilde Günnagröpe Character ($0.99)
  • Guitar Hero 5
  • Rock Band: Rock Band Weekly


  • White Knight Chronicles IE Character Customization Video
  • White Knight Chronicles IE The Online Experience
  • MAG: How To – Acquisition Mode
  • MAG: How To – Acquisition Mode
  • MAG: How To – Sabotage Mode
  • MAG: How To – Suppression Mode
  • Hustle Kings Launch Trailer
  • Smash Cars Trailer 2
  • Madden NFL Arcade Accolades Trailer
  • Madden NFL Arcade Launch Trailer

PS3 Themes

  • Devil Girl Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)
  • Nurse Girl Mika Hook-Ups Theme ($1.99)

PSP Content
Price Updates

  • Bloons Minis permanent price drop (now $2.99, original price $3.99)
  • Brain Pipe Minis permanent price drop (now $2.99, original price (4.99)

PSP Minis

  • Dracula – Undead Awakening ($4.99)
  • Pinball Dreams ($4.99)
  • Route 66 ($3.99)
  • Deflector ($3.99)

Add-on Game Content

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP Gardens Theme Level Pack ($2.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP Gardens Costumes (free)
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP The Sack That Time Forgot Level Pack ($2.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP Content Update (free)

Game Videos

  • Dante's Inferno Developer Diary – Anger
  • Dante's Inferno Developer Diary – Fraud
  • Dante's Inferno Developer Diary – Greed
  • Dante's Inferno Developer Diary – Heresy
  • Dante's Inferno Developer Diary – Limbo
  • Dante's Inferno Developer Diary – Violence
  • Kurulin Fusion Trailer

PSP Comics

About Michael Prince

A longtime video game fan starting from simple games on the Atari 2600 to newer titles on a bleeding edge PC I play everything I can get my hands on.

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