This week’s PlayStation Store downloadable game releases are a mouthful. Really. As we reported earlier, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is now available at a lower price ($9.99) and it’s ready to quench your Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars thirst. Penny Arcade’s second episode of Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness ($14.99) has finally hit the Store as well. Expect another adventure full of weird inside jokes that you won’t understand unless you’ve been glued to their Web site for the last few years.
As for Add-on Game Content, LittleBigPlanet’s Festive Pack ($2.99) is good to go. We talked about the specifics of what it contained last week. It’s the right price for the content, although that weird gimp version of Sackboy still creeps me out. If a level pack isn’t your thing, the Santa Hat and Beard combo (free) is a pleasant gift to fans.
If you own High Velocity Bowling (who doesn’t?), this is your week. There are a few different characters and costumes available. And finally, Rock Band is receiving the Going Country Pack ($8.49) featuring songs about beating wives, loving dogs, breaking beer bottles, and fixing Chevy trucks.
As usual, tell me what you’re downloading and hit the break for the full listing if you’re wondering what all is out there in the world of downloadable content.
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (Price drop to $9.99)
Crash Commando ($9.99)
Crash Commando is a fast-paced, over-the-top action game that combines the thrill of multiplayer shooters with classic side-scrolling platform gameplay. Blast your way through expansive, multi-tiered stages on foot or behind the wheel of a tank, or use the all-important jetpack to rain down destruction from the skies. With a host of online and offline gameplay modes, it’s always time for action with Crash Commando!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 782 MB
Penny Arcade Adventures: On The Rainslick Precipice Of Darkness: Episode 2 ($14.99)
The second installment in the RPG-adventure game series based on the web comic Penny Arcade. Create your character in the classic comic style, arm yourself with your trusty gardening tools and join Gabe and Tycho in the alternate 1920s universe of New Arcadia, where you’ll combat savage enemies, solve mysteries, meet bizarre new characters, and discover their distinctive adult humor for a 100% authentic Penny Arcade experience. What are you waiting for? Your hoe awaits!
ESRB Rated M
File Size: 330 MB
Add-on Game Content
LittleBigPlanet – Santa Hat & Beard (free)
No holiday outfit is complete without Sack-sized Santa Hat and Beard.
File size: 1.04 MB
LittleBigPlanet – Festive Pack ($2.99)
Get your hands on a grab-bag full of holiday themed goodies for your Pop-it tool to create your holiday themed levels.
File size: 1.04 MB
High Velocity Bowling – Darryl ($0.99)
It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style! Add Darryl “Stringbean” Johnson to your High Velocity Bowling roster. Darryl hails from Memphis, Tennessee, and can put a real mean hook on the ball. Download includes Darryl’s special ball the Melonballer, plus his favorite alley, Loading Dock Lanes.
File size: 46 MB
High Velocity Bowling – Gage ($0.99)
It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style! Add Gage “cutter92″ Mason to your High Velocity Bowling roster. Gage hails from Washington, DC., and knocks the pins down with pinpoint accuracty on the lanes. Download includes Gage’s special ball, Pain Magnet, plus his favorite alley, Dark Carnvial.
File size: 46 MB
High Velocity Bowling – Beatrice Holiday Costume (free)
It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style! Beatrice the bowler is ready to bowl through the holidays in style with this festive sweater dress and cute reindeer antlers and ears. Download this free costume today.
File size: 5.92 MB
High Velocity Bowling – Carl Holiday Costume (free)
It’s time to bowl – High Velocity style! Carl the mailman is ready to bowl through the holidays in style with this Santa hat and beard, and festive shirt and pants. Download this free costume today.
File size: 5.79 MB
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Costume Pack #3 ($2.99)
Spruce up your Hot Shots Golf Fall wardrobe with a collection of playful and funky new outfits ideal for golf wherever you play. Five new costumes come your way with 6 variations for each new costume giving you a total of 30 new outfits to dress your favorite 5 players in Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds. So now matter where you play, you’ll certainly be the best dressed player on the course.
File size: 102 KB
Guitar Hero World Tour
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com
* “Frail Grasp on the Big Picture” by The Eagles ($1.99)
* “Life in the Fast Lane” by The Eagles ($1.99)
* “One of These Nights” by The Eagles ($1.99)
* The Eagles Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack for Guitar Hero World Tour featuring “Life In the Fast Lane”, “One of These Nights” and “Frail Grasp on the Big Picture” by The Eagles.
File sizes: 45 MB – 59 MB (singles), 151 MB (track pack)
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2
Expand your Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 library by purchasing these tracks.
* Holiday ($1.49)
* I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing ($1.49)
* Lips of an Angel ($1.49)
* Stand by Me ($1.49)
* What is Love? ($1.49)
File sizes: 13 MB – 22 MB
NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM Pack 5 (free)
Download Storm Pack 5 and unleash legendary ninja Kurenai as your support character in battle. The Storm Pack 5 also contains new Ultimate Mission to engage!
File size: 100 KB
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.
* “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)” – Dierks Bentley ($1.99)
* “Gunpowder & Lead” – Miranda Lambert ($1.99)
* “Hillbilly Deluxe” – Brooks & Dunn ($1.99)
* “Mud on the Tires” – Brad Paisley ($1.99)
* “Sin Wagon” – Dixie Chicks ($1.99)
* Going Country Pack 01 ($8.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Going Country Pack 01. This pack includes: “Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)” by Dierks Bentley, “Gunpowder & Lead” by Miranda Lambert, “Hillbilly Deluxe” by Brooks & Dunn, “Mud on the Tires” by Brad Paisley, and “Sin Wagon” by Dixie Chicks.
File sizes: 24 MB – 32 MB (singles) 134 MB (track pack)
Rock RevolutionFor music credits, visit the Rock Revolution section of www.konami.com.
* “My Only Shining Star” ($1.49)
* “Death Real” ($1.49)
* “CHIMERA” ($1.49)
* “Progressive Baby” ($1.49)
* “MODEL DD 8″ ($1.49)
* “NO PAIN, NO GAIN” ($1.49)
* “She’s the Bug” ($1.49)
* Bemani Pack Track Pack ($5.49) – The “Bemani Pack” includes “My Only Shining Star”, “Death Real”, “CHIMERA”, “Progressive Baby” and “MODEL DD 8″ from the Bemani Music Production team. Expand your Rock Revolution track library by purchasing this track pack.
File sizes: 24 MB – 30 MB (singles) 133 MB (track pack)
Game Demos (free)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Online Network Demo
With over 1 million registered users, Metal Gear Solid Online is the ultimate squad-based, tactical shooter included with the World Wide Mega Hit Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Now you can experience the excitement yourself and find out what the hype is all about with this free trial demo of Metal Gear Online in conjunction with the already available free demo of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. (NOTE: If you have ever played the retail version of Metal Gear Online on you PLAYSTATION 3 system, you will not be able to play the Metal Gear Online Demo.)
File size: 265 MB
Sonic Unleashed Demo
Sonic’s on a worldwide adventure! Powered by the Hedgehog Engine, Sonic Unleashed merges classic Sonic gameplay with next-gen innovation. Explore the first location of this all-new adventure in the Sonic Unleashed Demo, reaching speeds that you’ve never seen before!\
File size: 239 MB
Game Videos (free)
UNCHARTED 2 Spike TV VGA Tease
File size: 56 MB (HD)
Crash Commando Trailer
File size 51 MB (HD)
HVB: New Characters Trailer
File size 91 MB (HD)
GT5 Prologue – Tanner Foust: Drifting 101
File size: 239 MB (HD)
Gran Turismo Awards at SEMA 2008
File size: 237 MB (HD)
The Next Great Game Gods: Dylan Cuthbert Interview
File size: 147 MB (HD) 240 MB (1080)
The Next Great Game Gods: Pixeljunk Interstitial
File size: 38 MB (HD) 63 MB (1080)
Sonic Unleashed Launch Trailer
File size: 52 MB (HD)
The Punisher: No Mercy Game Trailer
File size: 25 MB (HD)
Mirror’s Edge DLC Trailer
File size: 51 MB (HD)
PS3 “Murals” TV Spot
File size: 23 MB (HD)
PSN “T-Shirts” TV Spot
File size: 23 MB (HD)
Blu-ray Disc Trailers (free)
Resident Evil: Degeneration Blu-ray Trailer
File size: 97 MB (HD) 132 MB (1080)
Savage Moon Theme (free)
File size: 3.56 MB
Crash Commando Theme (x2)(free)
File size: 5.45 MB – 7.22 MB
SingStar ABBA Theme (free)
File size: 1.45 MB
Rock & Roll Babe Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.52 MB
Ohio State University Theme ($1.99)
File size: 5.19 MB
Misty Dawn Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.75 MB
Ink and Saints Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.80 MB
Dancing Skies Theme ($1.49)
File size: 5.68 MB
Azmodeus Dark Angels ($0.99)
File size: 1.33 MB
PS3 Wallpaper (free)
Tom Clancy’s EndWar Spetsnaz Guard Brigade Wallpaper (x4)
File sizes: 220 KB – 2.11 MB
Crash Commando Wallpaper (x2)
File sizes: 178 KB – 1.66 MB
PlayStation Store for PSP
* Castlevania Chronicles ($5.99) (also available from PS3 Storefront)
File size: 336 MB
* RAYMAN 2: The Great Escape ($5.99) (also available from PS3 Storefront)
File size: 381 MB
* Tokobot UMD Legacy ($9.99) (also available from PS3 Storefront)
File size: 194 MB
Add-on Game Content
* Super Stardust Portable Solo Pack Add-On ($4.99) (also available from PS3 Storefront)
File size: 2.87 MB
Game Videos (free)
* Uncharted 2 Spike TV VGA Tease
File size: 8.85 MB
* PSN “T-Shirts” TV Spot
File size: 3.70 MB (HD)
* PS3 “Murals” TV Spot
File size: 3.97 MB (HD)
* Super Stardust Portable Theme (also available from PS3 Storefront)
File size: 520 KB