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A nice update with demos, games, and more Batman to enjoy!

PlayStation Network Update: 09/10/2009

Now this is what I am talking about! Finally a thoroughly great update to the PlayStation Store.  To start off with there is a Lemmings update which adds trophies and rumble support. We also have price drop on the Unbound Saga and Novastrike. Novastrike in particular is a fun, somewhat unique shooter and well worth the $5 asking price.

We have two more GREAT PSOne classics this week as well. Tomb Raider III is a good game, but Final Fantasy Tactics is an amazing one! The original is incredibly tough to find (not the redone ones on other platforms) and it is great to see it on the PlayStation store.

There are also two new games on display this week, Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. Chaos and Switchball. Both are $10, but completely different games. Demos would be nice, but failing that reviews will help you decide if the games are for you.

It seems to be sports week on the demo front with FIFA Soccer 10 and NBA Live 10 on offer for your gaming pleasure. We also have a really nice freebie for the amazing Batman Arkham Asylum in the form of the Insane Night Challenge Map Pack. This adds two new challenge rooms to the game and in the case of the PS3 version you can play as Bats or the Joker!

We have the requisite Rock Band/Guitar Hero songs, a few game videos, and some overpriced themes to sneer at. Thankfully there are a couple of free themes as well, so we can customize our XMB with no monetary transactions required. There is also a new PSP game called State Shift available for download. This is a  sci-fi racing game that looks very interesting.

A nice full week on the PSN with price drops, new games, great PSOne classics, free add-ons, and some demos to enjoy! For more details, please visit the official PlayStation Blog.


  • Lemmings Update
  • Unbound Saga Price Drop (now $9.99)
  • Novastrike Price Drop (now $4.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. Chaos ($9.99)
  • Switchball ($9.99)

PSone Classics PS3 / PSP

  • Final Fantasy Tactics ($9.99)
  • Tomb Raider III ($5.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • FIFA Soccer 10 Demo
  • NBA LIVE 10 Demo

Add-on Game Content

  • Batman Arkham Asylum Insane Night Challenge Map Pack (free)
  • Guitar Hero
  • Rock Band

Game Videos (free)

  • GT PSP Creator Interview
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 E3 Video
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 NYCC Trailer
  • Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Vignette – AC130
  • Demon’s Souls Premiere Trailer
  • Welcome to Need for Speed SHIFT Video
  • Need for Speed SHIFT: Drift in SHIFT
  • Need for Speed SHIFT: Exclusive Driver Profile Feature Video
  • FIFA Soccer 10 Official Trailer
  • NBA 2K10 Teaser 1


  • Katamari Forever and NOBY NOBY BOY Final Theme (free)
  • Batman Arkham Asylum: ‘Joker Theme’ (free)
  • Ghost Skulls Theme ($1.49)
  • Bloody Escape Theme ($1.49)
  • Natasha Yi Theme ($1.99)
  • A Pirate’s Booty Theme ($1.99)
  • Light and Shadows Theme ($1.99)
  • Star Trek – Terran Empire Theme ($1.99)
  • Star Trek – Original Series Theme ($1.99)
  • Star Trek Dual Pack Themes ($3.99)

Wallpaper (free)

  • Fat Princess Wallpaper 2

PlayStation Store for PSP
Downloadable Games

  • State Shift ($9.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)

Add-on Game Content

  • Rock Band Unplugged (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce Pack 5 DLC (free) (also available from PS3 storefront)

Game Videos (free)

  • GT PSP Creator Interview
  • WipEout PULSE Trailer

PSP Themes

  • My Bloody Valentine PSP Theme ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Transporter 3 PSP Theme ($1.49) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • The Godfather PSP Theme ($1.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Star Trek – Terran Empire PSP Theme ($1.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Star Trek – Original Series PSP Theme ($1.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)
  • Star Trek Dual Pack PSP Themes ($3.99) (also available from PS3 storefront)

PSP Wallpaper (free)

  • Fate/unlimited Codes PSP Wallpaper 1

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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