Another week brings with it another welcome PSN store update. This week’s update is not a huge one but there is still plenty there to catch your interest, including a game to get us all in the Halloween spirit along with a nice selection of download content for existing and upcoming games and the usual update for rock band and the new music based game Guitar Hero Warriors Of Rock.
As for my own gaming pleasure over the last week or so, other than more high speed racing action with Formula One 2010 I have also been playing Alien Breed Impact from the PSN store which turned out to be an enjoyable enough alien blasting shooter game, enough to keep me occupied for two or three evenings. On the online front I have been playing an old favourite with a friend of mine, helping him collect all the prize bubbles as everyone’s favourite cute bundle of burlap, Sackboy and recalling how much fun Little Big Planet’s story mode was to play. On top of that there was even some room to fit a little bit of Uncharted 2, playing during their one year anniversary celebration day. A lot of fun was had and it is amazing that even after a year the game remains just as much fun to play as it was on it’s release.
With that, let us move onto the week’s PSN update and see if there is anything that takes your fancy.
COSTUME QUEST FREE TIRAL AND UNLOCK CODE Â£8.99/â‚¬11.25
The release of this game is perfectly timed with Halloween coming up, as the game is set around that time. The player takes control of a child out trick or treating with a sibling, who is grabbed by a monster. It is left to the player to track down their missing brother or sister by exploring the neighbourhood, collecting parts of costumes and objects. The collecting of costumes is an integral part of the game as, when it comes to the games combat, the player takes on the form of a large monster version of whichever costume they are wearing at the time. The game takes the form of an Action Adventure Role Playing Game with the player roaming around freely finding objects and costumes, and then upon encountering other kids the transformation into whichever costumed monster they are wearing takes effect and combat begins in an RPG turn based combat system. So anyone looking for a fun little RPG game to get them in the spooky Halloween mood should be looking no further than what is on offer right here.
SWORDS AND SOLDIERS FREE TRIAL AND UNLOCK KEY Â£6.29/â‚¬7.99
Swords And Soldiers was originally a game on the Nintendo Wii which now makes an appearance on the PSN Store and has the player choosing from one of three factions, either Aztecs, Vikings or the Imperial Chinese. The game combines both your traditional side scrolling game with real time strategy. Each of the factions in the game have ten missions with various goals, which are generally attack another factions base or defend your own base from one or the other attacking forces. During these battles you also need to collect both gold and mana so you can both improve and increase your army, giving a better chance at victory. It sounds very much like a command and conquer style game, only viewed from a side scrolling perspective and relies on the player building the best kinds of unit for the job at hand before sending them out into the action. It’s an original take on this type of game and could well be worth checking out.
DEAD RISING 2 SKILLS PACK SOLDIER Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
On the back of last week’s Psycho Skills Pack, Dead Rising 2 is given another pack this week, aimed more at the gun nuts out there. The Soldier Skill Pack gives you another new costume which, like last weeks, does a little more than enhancing Chucks stylish looks, having him made over to resemble a soldier that would put John Rambo to shame. The costume, as you may have guessed already, enhances our heroes abilities when it comes to using firearms. Not only does it improve your chosen gun’s damage output and accuracy, but also doubles your weapon’s ammo capacity. If you are still enjoying the slaying of many a lumbering brain muncher and are looking to get a little more trigger happy on them, then this pack here is the one for you.
SPLIT SECOND DEADLINE PACK Â£3.99/â‚¬4.99
Likewise Split Second gets a second week of content, this time around with the Deadline Pack. This pack adds a brand new single player mode which can be raced over twelve of the pre-existing tracks in the game and basically has the player racing to beat the clock, which is continuously counting down. Picking up items and/or drifting around corners freezes the clock, allowing the player to race on just that little bit longer. The pack also includes with it four new vehicles to race with; The Ryback Special, much the same as the original Coyote but with improved handling, two new muscle cars: the Cobretti Centaur and the Ryback Javelin. Rounding off the new vehicles is the Hanzo Kanobo Truck. Perfect if you are looking for a little more of a single player challenge from the game.
FRONT MISSION EVOLVED WANZER WEAPON PACK Â£2.39/â‚¬2.99
Front Mission Evolved unfortunately is a game I do not now much about and details online are not great. But it looks like, from what I have read and seen, the game is set in a future where people are fighting it out in huge robotic combat suits. With this weeks PSN Store update, fans of the game are given the Wanzer Weapon Pack which, and please pardon my knowledge of the game as I randomly list what is within the pack although I am sure players of the game will be able to make more sense of these, Tatou – from front mission 4, Stork IV – from Front Mission 1 and Front Mission 4, Wildgoat – from Front Mission 1 and Front Mission 4, and the ISV Prototype – from Front Mission 2. This could well be worth checking out if you are a big fan of the game.
WWE SMACKDOWN Vs RAW 2011 ONLINE AXXESS Â£6.29/â‚¬7.99 & FAN AXXESS Â£6.29/â‚¬7.99
WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 gets two access codes this week. The first of which has the game following in the footsteps of many a recent release from EA, only affecting those that purchase a pre-owned copy of the game, and will give access to all of the online features within the game as buying the game new comes with a one time use code to unlock said features. The second code up for purchase for the game this week is the Fan Axxess which is a little more interesting. With a one time purchase you will be entitled to certain amount of Downloadable content free of charge, where others without the code would have to pay for said content. Depending on how much content is released for the game, this may well be a smart purchase for all you wrestling game fans out there.
SPACE INVADERS INFINITY GENE BONUS STAGES PACK 1 Â£2.39/â‚¬2.99
Space Invaders has always been a big favourite of mine and although this title Space Invaders Infinity Gene is also a lot of fun, this pack I have to say is a little bit of a let down. For the price you are given only six new stages, which to be honest for a game that already has almost one hundred stages on its initial purchase, is asking just a little bit to much. But then if you are truly addicted to the game then this may be enough to tempt you and if you have money spare then this may be enough to add just a little more variation to the game.
ZEN PINBALL PARANORMAL TABLE Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Continuing the Halloween theme that has been going on over the last couple of weeks within the PSN store is a brand new table for Zen Pinball. The Paranormal, instead of being as you would expect – full of the stereotypical ghosts and creatures, takes the road of a paranormal investigator – imagine The Twilight Zone or The X Files. It has you hunting down ghosts and other phenomenon around the table by using flippers, spring and steel balls. Pick this up now if you are a big fan of the game and you are ready for a brand new table for new challenges.
EYEPET WILD WEST STYLING PACK & WINTER SPORT STYLING PACK Â£2.39/â‚¬2.99 EACH
EyePet gets more content this week with two packs made up from already released costumes for your furry little pets, with the titles of the packs pretty much saying it all. The Wild West Styling Pack of course lets you dress him or her up as cowboys, cowgirls or Indians for some western fun. If you are more of a sports fan on the other hand, there is the Winter Sports Styling Pack, fitting because of the fact that in the UK the weather has changed drastically over the last few weeks,Â so now you can wrap your Pet up warm for some winter fun. Pick ‘em up and treat your EyePet.
GUITAR HERO WARRIORS OF ROCK LINKIN PARK TRACK PACK Â£7.99/â‚¬9.99 CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS THAT CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
The Catalyst Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
The Messenger Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Waiting For The End Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Wretches And Kings Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
ROCK BAND JIMMY EAT WORLD PACK 02 Â£2.49/â‚¬3.99 CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS THAT CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
Bleed American Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
My Best Theory Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS PACK 01 Â£4.99/â‚¬7.99 CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING TRACKS THAT CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
Big Empty Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Dead & Bloated Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Huckleberry Crumble Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Trippin On A Hole In A Paper Heart Â£0.99/â‚¬1.49
Without wasting any time we move right onto the video section which has a wee bit more to it this week than the last couple of updates. As always this is headed with the latest FirstPlay Episode 029 for the price of Â£0.99/â‚¬1.20 along with the following trailers and videos…
The Last Guardian TGS Trailer
Team Ico Presents: Ico & Shadow Of The Colossus In HD
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Official Trailer
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Debut Trailer
Deathspank Thongs Of Virtue Launch Trailer
Deathspank Thongs Of Virtue Trailer
FIFA 11 Sizzle Trailer
FIFA 11 TV Advert
My Aquarium Video
Top Gun Trailer
And then we round things off with the wee round up of what has been added to spruce up your system listed below…
Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Avatar Keto Â£0.40/â‚¬0.49
Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Avatar Vielkopf Â£0.40/â‚¬0.49
Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Avatar Wuchtklinge Â£0.40/â‚¬0.49
Amber Belle Premium Theme Â£1.59/â‚¬1.99
Autumn Stroll Premium Theme Â£1.19/â‚¬1.49
Lightining Apocalypse Premium Theme Â£1.19/â‚¬1.49
Valkyria Chronicles II Theme Free Download
TV Superstars Big Beat Kitchen Theme Free Download
TV Superstars DIY Raw Theme Free Download
TV Superstars Frockstar Theme Free Download
TV Superstars Let’s Get Physical Theme Free Download
TV Superstars STAA Theme Free Download
TV Superstars Hosts Theme Free Download
TV Superstars Set Theme Free Download
So with that I bring to a close yet another weeks PSN Store Update, with a fair selection of games and content to choose from. As for myself, I just picked up Hustle Kings with a nice 50% discount so I shall be giving that a little go over the next few days, in between racing around various Grand Prix circuits and most likely a little more Little Big Planet thrown in just for a bit of fun. So whatever you yourself may be playing this week, until the next update, have fun and I wish you all happy gaming.