Weird day on the PlayStation Store. There are some great freebies and a new game, but not terribly much to get excited about. The big thing I was anticipating is the FREE interactive Killzone 2 ad. The real-time generated bullet ad is available in controllable mode with commentaries. Move the camera angle, zoom, change effects and see how real-time this great ad is.
A new game is available in the form of Comet Crash, a really interesting take on tower defense that adds some RTS hooks like counterattacks and dynamic enemies. Looks interesting if a little old school, and I’m looking forward to some reviews. I would have appreciated a demo, but one isn’t on hand.
Qore arrives again this week and as a thank you to PSN users it is free; that is good, since the content looks exceptionally weak. They needed to come out with an outstanding episode if this was a way to attract new subscribers. Other free DLC is a map pack for the Red Alert 3 Ultimate Edition game.
More questionable paid DLC is on-hand: the cute but relatively useless Patapon pack for LittleBigPlanet, another lame Pain character and the standard Rock Band/Guitar Hero updates. For whatever reason, the only songs that I found interesting where the SpongeBob songs for Rock Band … blame it on the kids I guess.
A minimal week, but some strong material for us to enjoy. Below is a list of all the items added to this week's PSN update. For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.
- Qore Annual Subscription – April 2009 ($24.99)
- Qore Episode 11 April 2009 (free)
- “Killzone 2 Behind the Bullet” (free)
- Comet Crash ($9.99)
Add-on Game Content
- LittleBigPlanet Patapon Costume Pack ($1.99)
- PAIN: Brock Lee Character ($0.99)
- Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Isles of Conflict Map Pack (free)
- Rock Band
- Guitar Hero World Tour
Game Videos (free)
- Killzone 2 TV Spot (Short)
- Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time Teaser Trailer
- Command and Conquer Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition Launch Trailer
- Modern Warfare 2 Teaser
- Wanted: Weapons of Fate Launch Trailer
Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers
- Obsessed Theatrical Trailer
- Beverly Hills Chihuahua Featurette
- PAIN: Brock Lee Character Them
- MLB Team Themes – Pack 3 (x5) (includes Brewers, Mets, Twins, White Sox, and Yankees)
- Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic Hero Wallpaper
PlayStation Store for PSP
- 7 Wonders of the Ancient World UMD Legacy ($9.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)