This week the PlayStation Store is all about some discounted titles, a few new awesome downloadable games, some wallpaper, and even a demo for a little game called PixelJunk Eden. As a part of Sony’s “Summer ’08 Game Sale,” PAIN, PixelJunk Monsters, High Velocity Bowling, High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition, and Rocketmen: Axis of Evil will be listed at $4.99 instead of the usual $9.99. In addition to those titles, the episodic and very visceral Siren: Blood Curse and classic shooter 1942: Joint Strike have finally come to the store. I highly suggest buying Siren or at least downloading the demo. It’s pretty cool, even if you don’t agree with the whole episodic gaming thing.
As we also previously mentioned, Rock Band got some downloadable content, as well as Guitar Hero. The big winner from the two is obviously Rock Band, because Nine Inch Nails pre-With Teeth is the greatest band ever. I like to playfully forget that Trent quit drugs and liquor and went all emo on me. Seriously, though, check out “Burn.” Your face will melt off from its beauty.
As for videos, themes, and wallpaper, I couldn’t advise you more than to at least look at the video for PixelJunk Eden if you don’t want to waste your time with the demo. It’s a pretty thing. Also, there’s a Bionic Commando Rearmed documentary out there if you’re curious as to what the team is doing to make the game great again.
Hit the break for the full press release and tell me what you’re going to download this week.
PlayStation Store Update
Summer 08 Game Sale
For one week, the following titles will be offered for $4.99 (regularly priced at $9.99)
- PixelJunk Monsters
- High Velocity Bowling
- High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition
- Rocketmen: Axis of Evil
Siren: Blood Curse (3 bundles of 4 episodes @ $14.99/ea & full game SKU for $39.99)
An American TV crew has arrived in Japan to film an expose on the legend of the “vanished village,” only to find themselves caught in a deadly series of events. Controlling seven different playable characters, the player must uncover the mystery behind the curse that grips the eerie village of Hanuda. Intense graphics, realistic character animation, and a gritty film-like graphical presentation add to the horror of Siren: Blood Curse.
ESRB Rated M
File sizes: Episodes 1 – 12 (8.91 GB), Episodes 1 – 4 (2.95 GB), Episodes 5 – 8 (2.79 GB), Episodes 9 -12 (3.16 GB)
1942: Joint Strike ($9.99)
Based on the popular arcade series, 1942: Joint Strike combines classic top-down shooting with amazing 3D HD graphics. Maneuver aircraft carriers to take on waves of enemy fire and face off with huge enemy bosses. Recruit a wing man locally or online to employ Joint Strike attacks, combining firepower into one explosive barrage. With a whole new arsenal, prepare to rejoin the battle!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 129 MB
Add-on Game Content
Guitar Hero III: Guitar Virtuoso Pack ($6.25)
Three pack download containing the songs “Surfing with the Alien” as performed by Joe Satriani, “For the Love of God” as performed by Steve Vai, “Soothsayer” as performed by Buckethead. For all song credits please visit www.redoctane.com.
File size: 56.1 MB
Rock Band Add-ons
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
- Devour – Shinedown ($1.99)
- Junkies for Fame – Shinedown ($1.99)
- Nine Inch Nails Track Pack 02 ($5.49 includes songs below or songs available individually)
- Last – Nine Inch Nails ($1.99)
- Burn – Nine Inch Nails ($1.99)
- Capital G – Nine Inch Nails ($1.99)
File sizes: 25.2 MB – 44.1 MB
Game Demos (free)
PixelJunk Eden Demo
PixelJunk Eden is an organic platformer that sees you take control of a little ‘grimp’, swinging and jumping between tall alien plants, and collecting pollen to grow more life. Lush visuals, slick controls and amazing music make it an incredibly atmospheric and addictive experience. Download the demo today and prepare to enter Eden!
File size: 107 MB
Game Videos (free)
PixelJunk Eden Trailer
PixelJunk Eden is an organic platformer that sees you take control of a little ‘grimp’, swinging and jumping between tall alien plants, and collecting pollen to grow more life. Lush visuals, slick controls and amazing music make it an incredibly atmospheric and addictive experience. Download this trailer to see the game in action and to find out more about its unique features.
File size: 151 MB (HD 1080)
Street Fighter IV: E3 2008 Gameplay Trailer
Get ready for action with this Street Fighter IV video that originally shown at E3 2008. See what the fuss is about by delving into the all new Focus Attack and Ultra Combo systems!
File size: 202 MB (HD)
Street Fighter IV: PS3 Special Trailer
Check out this special trailer shown exclusively at the Sony’s E3 2008 booth!
File size: 65 MB (HD)
Bionic Commando Rearmed The Making of Part 1
Explore the re-making of a classic side-scroller in part 1 of this 3-part documentary that looks at how Bionic Commando was brought back into action!!
File size: 289 MB (HD)
PS3 Themes (free)
Street Fighter IV Summer 08 PS3 Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Street Fighter IV theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 1.29 MB
Siren: Blood Curse PS3 Theme
Customize your PS3 system with a cool Siren: Blood Curse theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons. Download today!
File size: 2.10 MB
PS3 Wallpaper (free)
Killzone 2 Wallpapers (2 for PS3 & 2 for PSP)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Killzone 2 Wallpaper!
File size: 448 KB
PixelJunk Eden Wallpaper
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new PixelJunk Eden Wallpaper!
File size: 1.50 MB
Fracture Wallpapers (x4)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Fracture Wallpaper!
File sizes: 1.07 MB – 1.29 MB
Siren Wallpapers (x5)
Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new Siren Wallpaper!
File sizes: 556 KB – 902 KB
PLAYSTATION Store for PC
Here is this week’s content release for the PLAYSTATION Store for PC. To download these games to your PSP, navigate to https://store.playstation.com. There, you’ll find descriptions of the content and directions on how to get started. For more on the PLAYSTATION Store for PC, please click here.
Parappa the Rapper ($22.99)
The “Original” music game comes back for a PSP system encore! Join Parappa and learn how to flow from the “Rap Masters” to become a true Hip Hop Hero! Hit buttons to the beat of all 6 original songs that made Parappa an instant classic and discover all new PSP exclusive features including Ad-Hoc Multiplayer and Downloadable Remixes!
File size: 312 MB
* Parappa the Rapper Trailer (Free)
* Killzone 2 Wallpapers (x2 for PSP) (Free)
* Parappa the Rapper Wallpapers (x4) (Free)