Glee! This week's PSN update is two days early and features the eagerly anticipated Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix! I immediately downloaded this, completed Story mode with Chun Li and played about 20 games online. I can safely say this download is WELL worth the purchase. The online play is the quickest experience I have ever had…seriously. Within 10 seconds or so of looking for a match I was playing someone (and lost…drat). I held my own, but my Street Fighter skills are rusty, must practice endlessly. Look for me online — my PSN ID is Jer1ch0.
Oh wait, more stuff was available…whoops! There is another game on the shelf, Brain Challenge, an amusing Brain Age-style game previously found on the other console. We also have a great price promotion featuring The Last Guy, PixelJunk Eden, echochrome (PS3), Novastrike, and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 at the amazing price of $4.99. If you don't have some of these games this is a great time to grab them, Novastrike especially is worth a second look since they patched it.
A demo has appeared for the amazing game Dead Space appropriately called the Dead Space Dismemberment Demo. If you have not checked out this game yet now is the time. It is one of the best titles this year and that is saying a lot in the crowded market.
We have add-on content galore, with a turkey-themed free LittleBigPlanet costume as well as pay for Resistance 2 themed outfit. Music is plentiful with large updates to Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 as well as Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band. Coincidentally The Killers are featured in each rhythm game's updates.
Finally on the multimedia front we have many movie and video game trailers as well as the HD remixed soundtrack for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix which is FREE! Rounding out the update are wallpapers for Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Prince of Persia.
A great update if only for the Street Fighter goodness, but there are other quality items as well. Deets are below.
The Last Guy, PixelJunk Eden, echochrome (PS3), Novastrike, and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 are temporarily priced at $4.99. Promotion ends 12/4/08.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix ($14.99)
The original MMA series is back! SFHD Remix receives a whole new look while improving on the innovative fighting system of the original game. Updated with 1080p HD redrawn art and online support, the game offers a unique experience that appeals to new fans and Street Fighter purists alike.
ESRB Rated T
File size 303 MB
Brain Challenge ($9.99)
Boost your brain and relieve stress through 25 Visual, Memory, Logic, Math, and Focus mini-games. Choose your favorite coach and get detailed evaluations of your performances in personal training sessions. Compare yourself with other players online and/or offline in 3 delirious multiplayer modes. Thanks to the special Kid Test and Senior Test modes, gather all your friends and family around the game.
ESRB Rated E
File size 220 MB
Add-on Game Content
LittleBigPlanet Turkey Head Costume (free)
A seasonal exclusive costume for SackBoy!
File size: 1.04 MB
LittleBigPlanet Chimera SackBoy Costume ($1.99)
A premium costume for SackBoy! From Resistance 2.
File size: 1.04 MB
Guitar Hero World Tour
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com
* “Human” by The Killers ($1.99)
* “Losing Touch” by The Killers ($1.99)
* “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers ($1.99)
* The Killers Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Human”, “Losing Touch”, and “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as a part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.
File sizes: 29 MB – 43 MB (singles), 121 MB (track pack)
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2
Expand your Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 library by purchasing these tracks.
* Unfaithful ($1.49)
* Are You Happy Now? ($1.49)
* Heartbreaker ($1.49)
* All My Life ($1.49)
File sizes: 15 MB – 59 MB
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
* “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers ($1.99)
* “Smile Like You Mean It” – The Killers ($1.99)
* “Spaceman” – The Killers ($1.99)
* The Killers Pack 01 ($5.49) – this track pack includes all of the above The Killers singles.
* “Caprici Di Diablo” – Yngwie Malmsteen ($1.99)
* “Damnation Game” – Yngwie Malmsteen ($1.99)
* “Red Devil” – Yngwie Malmsteen ($1.99)
* Yngwie Malmsteen Pack 01 ($5.49) – this track pack includes all of the above Yngwie Malmsteen singles.
* “Pretty Noose” – Soundgarden ($1.99)
* “Jesus Christ Pose” – Soundgarden ($1.99)
* “Laid to Rest” – Lamb of God ($1.99)
File sizes: 22 MB – 45 MB (singles), 103 MB – 121 MB (track packs)
Game Demos (free)
Dead Space Dismemberment Demo
Download the Dead Space Dismemberment Demo to get a taste of the most intense game experience of the year! As Engineer Isaac Clarke, strategically dismember the Necromorph hordes as you carve a bloody path to survival. File size: 506 MB
Game Videos (free)
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Fighting Mechanics Trailer
File size: 190 MB (HD)
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Story Mode Preview Trailer
File size: 102 MB (HD)
NBA 2K9 Iguodala Trailer
File size: 25 MB (HD)
NBA 2K9 J In Your Face Trailer
File size: 25 MB (HD)
Prince of Persia – Art Video
File size: 69 MB (HD)
Prince of Persia – Dev Diary 1
File size: 119 MB (HD)
Dew Tour: Orlando – Orlando BMX Highlights
File sizes: 95 MB (HD)
Dew Tour: Orlando – Orlando Skate Thrills
File sizes: 94 MB (HD)
Dew Tour: Orlando – Orlando FMX Recap
File sizes: 91 MB (HD)
Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers (free)
Punisher: War Zone
File size: 69 MB (HD)
Lost: The Complete Fourth Season
File size: 105 MB (1080)
PS3 Wallpaper (free)
Prince of Persia Wallpaper (x3)
File sizes: 303 KB – 1.75 MB
Super Street Fighter II HD Turbo Remix Wallpaper
File sizes: 275 KB – 1.25 MB
Game Music (free)
Super Street Fighter II HD Turbo Remix tracks (x5)
File sizes: 3.85 MB – 6.80 MB