Saturday , July 20 2024
The PSN gives us a big add-on week for some great games as well as lots of media, price cuts, and even a demo.

PlayStation Network Update: 03/19/2009

Not many original games this week, but plenty of content to enhance your existing library. The one new game is the PSN version of Wheel of Fortune, designed similarly to the Jeopardy game, Wheel of Fortune features single and multiplayer options. We also see this week a limited time price drop on Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty! This was already a great deal at 15 dollars, there is no excuse not to have this game any longer.

Add-ons abound this week, some free and some for a fee. More LittleBigPlanet costume/sticker packs, this time looking at Killzone 2. I keep hoping we will get a level pack, but no such luck. A trick shot pack for High Velocity Bowling is offered for free as is a NCAA Basketball 09 Bracket Pack update. I love seeing free roster updates in sports games, really extends the experience.

There are three huge premium content updates this week, the first is the huge Titan Pack update for Unreal Tournament 3, offered for the amazing price of free. Not sure if anyone still plays the game, but the pack offers maps, skins, new modes and a new Titan powerup in multiplayer. The second is the Midnight Club: Los Angeles – South Central packs. The South Central area is offered, amazingly, for free, but you need to pay 10 dollars for a second pack which only gives you three luxury cars. Pricing on that one just seems illogical. Finally, the map pack for Call of Duty: World at War is here featuring some new multiplayer maps and zombie modes. Nothing too surprising in this pack, but it is sure to please CoD fans.

There is a new Pain pack called the Smack Pack, offering some new game types for the off the wall title. More Street Fighter 4 costumes are joined by a Trivial Pursuit question pack and Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 song updates. A big demo is on hand with Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition available in playable form. I'm downloading it as we speak, I am really looking forward to this on the PS3.

Finally, tons of movie and game videos looking at Resistance Retribution, Red Faction: Guerrilla and much, much more. Below is a list of all the items added to this week's PSN update. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.

Price Update

  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty Price Drop (now $9.99 )(*Limited Time Offer)

Downloadable Games

  • Wheel of Fortune ($14.99)

Add-on Game Content

  • LittleBigPlanet Killzone Mini-Pack ($2.99)
  • High Velocity Bowling: Jill’s Totally Straight Trick Shot Pack (free)
  • PAIN: Smack Pack ($2.99)
  • Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 ($9.99)
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles – South Central Map Expansion (free)
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles – South Central Premium Upgrade ($9.99)
  • NCAA Basketball 09 Bracket Pack (free)
  • Street Fighter IV Classic Pack ($3.99)
  • Trivial Pursuit Movies Pack (free)
  • Unreal Tournament 3 Titan Pack (free)
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team – English (free)
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team – French (free)
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team – Spanish (free)
  • Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2
  • Rock Band
  • Guitar Hero World Tour

Game Demos (free)

  • Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition Demo

Game Videos (free)

  • inFamous Poisoned Water
  • inFamous Powers Trailer
  • inFamous Prison Battle Trailer
  • inFamous Superpowers Trailer
  • Patapon 2 Teaser Trailer
  • Resistance: Retribution – Cutscenes
  • Resistance: Retribution – Gameplay
  • Resistance: Retribution – Motion Capture
  • Resistance: Retribution – Music
  • Resistance: Retribution – The Story
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Alma Vignette
  • Monster vs. Aliens Teaser Trailer
  • Red Alert 3 Battlecast Primetime Special Edition
  • Unreal Tournament 3 Titan Pack Trailer
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla Declaration of independence Trailer
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla Story Trailer
  • Wheel of Fortune Trailer

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

  • MTV See You Sunday: The CollegeHumor Show Promo 2
  • MTV See You Sunday: Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory Promo 2
  • MTV See You Sunday: Nitro Circus Promo 2

PS3 Themes

  • MLB 09 The Show Team Themes Pack 3 (x5) (includes Diamondbacks, Indians, Royals, Athletics and Rangers) (free)
  • Wheel of Fortune Theme (free)
  • Azmodeus Dark Angels Theme 2 ($0.99)
  • FIFA 09 Ultimate Team Theme (free)

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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