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Store Update: 29th May 2012 (North America)

Posted by James Newton

Resistance is futile

Vita plays host to another big Sony franchise this week as the Chimera land on Vita. More cerebral pursuits include chess and a playable demo of one of the machine's most anticipated games. Here's what's out this week.

PlayStation Plus

Full Game Trial: Assassin’s Creed Revelations Full Game Trial [Assassin's Creed Revelations review]

Rayman Origins Full Game Trial [Rayman Origins review]

PS3 Games Rayman Origins (PS Plus Price: $23.99)

PS3 Ultimate Edition Bundles: MotorStorm Apocalypse (PS Plus Price: $35.34) [MotorStorm Apocalypse review]
BioShock 2 Complete Edition (PS Plus Price: $19.59) [BioShock 2 review]
Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle (PS Plus Price: $46.54) [Call of Duty: Black Ops review]
inFAMOUS 2 Complete Edition (PS Plus Price:$23.79) [inFAMOUS 2 review]
Just Cause 2 Ultimate Edition (PS Plus Price:$14.69) [Just Cause 2 review]
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition (PS Plus Price: $19.59) [L.A. Noire review]
Mafia II Bundle (PS Plus Price:$14.69) [Mafia II review]
Mortal Kombat Bundle (PS Plus Price:$24.49) [Mortal Kombat review]
Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare Collection (PS Plus Price:$19.59) [Red Dead Redemption review]

Avatars: Rayman Origins: Globox Toe-grab avatar (PS Plus Price: FREE)
Rayman Origins: Baby Dragon avatar (PS Plus Price: FREE)
Rayman Origins: Darktoon avatar (PS Plus Price: FREE)

Theme Robot Dynamic Theme (PS Plus Price: FREE)

PSN Games

Mad Riders ($9.99)
Mad Riders is an adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game that sets new standards for the racing genre on PlayStation Network.
ESRB rated E, File size 1.25 GB

Pure Chess ($7.99)
Experience the game of chess like you’ve never seen it before. Download Pure Chess to see how stunning and beautiful chess can really be, and find out if you are a Grandmaster in the making.
ESRB rated E, File size 365 MB

PS Vita Games

Pure Chess ($7.99) [Pure Chess review]
Experience the game of chess like you’ve never seen it before. Download Pure Chess® to see how stunning and beautiful chess can really be, and find out if you are a Grandmaster in the making.
ESRB rated E, File size 347 MB

Resistance: Burning Skies Full Game ($35.99)
As New York fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you’re about to come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this blistering shooter built from the ground up for the PlayStation Vita.
ESRB rated M, File size 2.84 GB

PS3 Full Games

Assassin’s Creed Revelations ($59.99) [Assassin's Creed Revelations review]
In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor Altair, on a journey of discovery and revelation.
ESRB rated M, File size 7.8 GB

Rayman Origins ($29.99) [Rayman Origins review]
The critics have spoken – “Rayman Origins is Living, Breathing Perfection” -Gamefan. 9.5/10 – IGN, 9 /10 – PlayStation The Official Magazine, 9/10 – Destructoid, 5/5 – Joystiq, 4.5/5 – Gamepro.
ESRB rated E10+, File size 1.42 GB

Game Demos (free)

Mad Riders
Download the demo for Mad Riders now! Mad Riders is an adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game that sets new standards for the racing genre on the PlayStation®Network. Perform aerial stunts, use your boost wisely, and open shortcuts to dominate your friends on 45 tracks in stunning tropical locations across the globe.
ESRB rated E, File size 1.25 GB

PS Vita Demos (Free)

Gravity Rush
Manipulate gravity to save your world from destruction. Gain a new perspective as you take on the role of Kat, a strong-willed girl seeking the means to protect her future in a world that’s crumbling to pieces. Tilt and move the PlayStation Vita, taking gravity into your own hands to deliver devastating attacks, uncover the secrets to your past and explore a mysterious world.
ESRB rated T, File size 472 MB

Resistance: Burning Skies
As New York fire fighter and National Guardsman Tom Riley, you’re about to come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in this blistering shooter built from the ground up for the PlayStation Vita. The latest installment in the hugely successful franchise focuses on the initial days of the assault by overwhelming Chimeran forces on the U.S. eastern seaboard and intense multiplayer. Download the trial today and experience portable shooting redefined!
ESRB rated M, File Size 2.84 GB

PS3 Add-ons

Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion [Mass Effect 3 review]
The Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion opens two new fronts against the Reapers: Firebase Jade’s jungle reservoir and Firebase Goddess on Thessia.
File size 145 MB

Atelier Meruru add ons (x2) ($2.99 – $3.99)
Various add on content.
File size 111 KB – 135 KB

Batman Arkham City – Harley Quinn’s Revenge ($9.99) [Batman Arkham City review]
As the dust settles in Gotham, Batman is lured back into Arkham City by its last remaining super-criminal; Harley Quinn. Now more dangerous than ever and leading a homicidal gang of her own, she is hell-bent on taking her revenge against the Dark Knight.
File size 818 MB

Dragon’s Dogma add ons (x2) ($0.99 – $2.99) [Dragon's Dogma review]
Various add on content.
File size 707 KB – 11 MB

Elevator Action HD – Additional Stages -5 ($1.99)
New DLC for ELEVATOR ACTION DELUXE has arrived! This update gives you five new stages to explore and master. Sneak or fight? Disguise is the key to success in these stages! Put an end to the enemy’s ambitions! Will you rise to the challenge?
File size 11 MB

LittleBigPlanet 2 Starhawk Minipack ($2.99)
Download the Starhawk Costume Minipack to dress your Sackboy in these exciting costumes: – Emmett – Cutter – The Outlaw To download this costume pack, you must already own LittleBigPlanet 2.
File size 110 KB

MotorStorm RC add ons (x3) ($0.25 – $0.49) [MotorStorm RC review]
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Prototype 2 Excessive Force Pack ($4.99) [Prototype 2 review]
Introducing the “Excessive Force” Pack, the most insanely over-the-top pack Radical Entertainment® has ever created!! “Excessive Force” is about to become your middle name.
File size 5.04 MB

Pure Chess Park Game Pack ($1.99)
Check out all the Pure Chess additional content available for download. Each pack contains a stunning new location and incredibly detailed set of chess pieces. This pack features an Autumnal park and an ornate set of park animal chess pieces.
File size 79 MB

Test Drive Unlimited 2 add ons (x9) ($0.99 each)
Various add on content.
File size 101 KB each

Rocksmith

My Chemical Romance Song Pack ($7.99)
File size 9.63 MB
Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) By My Chemical Romance ($2.99)
File size 2.6 MB
Planetary (Go!) By My Chemical Romance ($2.99)
File size 3.12 MB
Welcome To The Black Parade By My Chemical Romance ($2.99)
File size 3.91 MB

Rock Band 3

Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

“SCREAM AIM FIRE” – Bullet for My Valentine ($1.99)
“TEARS DON’T FALL” – Bullet for My Valentine ($1.99)
“YOUR BETRAYAL” – Bullet for My Valentine ($1.99)
“BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE PACK 01 ($5.49) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE PACK 01. This pack includes “Scream Aim Fire”, “Tears Don’t Fail” and “Your Betrayal”. By Bullet for My Valentine.
File size: 31 MB – 35 MB (singles), 97 MB (track pack)

Rock Band Network v2.0

“DESCONOCIDO” – Leche de Tigre ($0.99)
“HALF CAB” – Quartered ($0.99)
“I AM S/H(IM)E[R] AS YOU AM S/H(IM)E[R] AS YOU ARE ME AND WE… ” – Giraffes? Giraffes! ($0.99)
“MARTYR TO SCIENCE” – Deadlock ($0.99)
“THE FALL OF PSILANTHROPY” – Chaotrope ($0.99)
File size: 20 MB – 50 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

Hustle Kings add ons (x2) (Free – $1.99) [Hustle Kings review]
Various add on content.
File size 1 MB – 21 MB

MotorStorm RC add ons (x3) ($0.25 – $0.49) [MotorStorm RC review]
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Pure Chess Park Game Pack ($2.49) [Pure Chess review]
Check out all the Pure Chess additional content available for download. Each pack contains a stunning new location and incredibly detailed set of chess pieces. This pack features an Autumnal park and an ornate set of park animal chess pieces.
File size 76 MB

Resistance: Burning Skies Online Pass ($9.99)
Various add on content.
File size N/A

PS Vita Apps

Nico Nico (free)

Updates

Fate Unlimited Codes (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Prinny 2 – Digital (Price Change) (PS3) (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
Under Siege – Exclusive (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $13.99) [Under Siege review]
Phantom Brave (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
Test Drive Unlimited 2: Casino (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Avatars

Assassin’s Creed III Avatars (x10) ($0.49 each)
Ridge Racer Avatar Pack 01 – 03 ($2.49 each)

Game Videos (free)

Dishonored Debut Trailer Dishonored preview]
Hell Yeah! Gameplay Trailer
London 2012 – The Official Video Game Of The Olympic Games
Metro: Last Light – Enter The Metro Short Film Trailer
Rocksmith My Chemical Romance DLC Trailer
Spec Ops: The Line – Damned Vs Exiles Trailer Spec Ops: The Line preview]
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Trailer

PS3 Themes

Assassin’s Creed III Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Bianca Beauchamp Glam Goddess Theme ($1.99)
Bianca Beauchamp Latex Queen Theme ($1.99)
Burial Ground Maggot Head Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Burial Ground: Axe Girlfriend Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Burial Ground: Dead in the Water Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Burial Ground: Handy Snack Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Burial Ground: Zombie Rain Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Girls Gone Wild Static Theme ($1.49)
Prong Tattoo Model 2 ($1.99)

PS2 Classics

Rayman Arena ($9.99)
Hop into the arena or race to the finish against your opponents in this Rayman-themed party game.
ESRB rated E, File size 923 MB

Bundles

Call of Duty Black Ops Ultimate Edition ($66.49)
inFAMOUS 2 Ultimate Edition ($33.99)
Mafia II Ultimate Edition ($20.99)
Mortal Kombat Ultimate Edition ($34.99)
Motorstorm Apocalypse Ultimate Edition ($50.49)

Music

Resistance 3 Original Soundtrack from the Video Game ($9.99 [Resistance 3 review]

Wow, what a bumper week, particularly for Vita owners. Will you take the plunge and buy Resistance or try out the demo first? Let us know what you make of this week's line-up in the comments below.

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User Comments (8)

Fuzzy

#4

Fuzzy said:

Seems to be a lot of Rayman about recently. Is RM Arena any good? I've never heard of it.

Batman will be a definite download when I get some free time next week.

KALofKRYPTON

#5

KALofKRYPTON said:

The EU update is positively spare in comparisson to this wealth of content!!

At least I'll get to give Gravity Rush a go . . .

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