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Store Update: 4th December 2012 (North America)

Posted by Sammy Barker

Top trumps

We hope you weren’t expecting a slow week on the North American PlayStation Store, because December’s inaugural update is brimming with tasty treats. Highlights include Far Cry 3, former Xbox 360 exclusive Mass Effect, and card-game spin-off Uncharted: Fight for Fortune. As always, let us know what you’re buying in the comments section below.

PS3 Full Games

Far Cry 3 ($59.99)
Beyond the reach of civilization lies a lawless island ruled by violence. This is where you find yourself stranded, caught in a bloody conflict between psychotic warlords and indigenous rebels. Struggling to survive, your only hope of escape is through the muzzle of a gun. Discover the island’s dark secrets and take the fight to the enemy; improvise and use your environment to your advantage; and outwit its cast of ruthless, deranged inhabitants. Beware the beauty and mystery of this island of insanity… You’ll need more than luck to escape alive.
ESRB: M – Mature // File Size: 5.6 GB

Mass Effect Trilogy ($59.99)
As Commander Shepard, rise to become the galaxy’s most elite soldier and lead an all-out war to stop an ancient and ruthless enemy: the Reapers. Experience all three Mass Effect games for an amazing value, including the original Mass Effect for the first time ever.
ESRB: M – Mature // File Size: 33.4 GB

Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1 ($59.99)
A celebration of the most critically acclaimed, captivating and best-selling games of this generation. Rockstar Games is proud to present this exclusive bundle of four must-play titles: RED DEAD REDEMPTION, GRAND THEFT AUTO: EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY, L.A. NOIRE and MIDNIGHT CLUB: LOS ANGELES COMPLETE EDITION.
ESRB: M – Mature // File Size: 32.4 GB

Mass Effect ($14.99)
You are Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy, an elite agent in humanity’s Systems Alliance Military. Explore the galaxy with your hand picked squad of combat, tech and biotic specialists as you race against time to stop a madman bent on galactic destruction. Meet new characters and encounter never before seen alien species! Find new weapons, armor and items as you experience a whole new adventure!
ESRB: M – Mature // File Size: 7 GB

Shaun White Snowboarding ($19.99)
Enter a snowboarding world of total freedom. You can create your own experience in this game, and choose when, where, how and with whom you want to ride. Developed in close collaboration with Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White.
ESRB: T – Teen // File Size: 3.8 GB

Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition ($29.99)
For over ten years, a war has raged on between the Empire and the Union with many lives lost. You will take control of one of the Imperial Forces’ most technologically advanced helicopters, the VKL5.03 (P) and use its destructive artilleries to bring down the enemy forces, and finally bring the war to an end.
ESRB: E10+ – Everyone 10+ // File Size: 283.1 MB

PSN Games

Guardians of Middle Earth ($14.99)
Guardians of Middle-earth delivers an authentic multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game set in Middle-earth and crafted specifically for console systems. Gamers team up as the most powerful heroes and villains from the greatest fantasy epic of all time, bringing up to 10 players together in strategic five versus five competitive multiplayer battle arenas in the epic setting of Middle-earth.
ESRB: T – Teen // File Size: 1.2 GB

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus ($14.99)
An all new Guilty Gear from the chart-topping 2D fighting game series is finally available on PlayStation 3!
ESRB: M – Mature // File Size: 1 GB

Page Chronica ($10.99)
Page Chronica is not your average side-scrolling action-platformer. It is an action-oriented word-puzzle game that combines elements of action-platformers with the forming of words. Capture letters and form words of various lengths and complexity in order to give Topez the power to unleash a variety of Spells and Attacks. The stronger the words formed, the more powerful Topez will be.
ESRB: E – Everyone // File Size: 1.4 GB

Rotastic ($9.99)
Rotastic is an addictive 2D-arcade game, offering innovative & original gaming experience, and a huge dose of fun! Behind very simple swinging mechanics hides a deep gameplay with numerous possibilities to challenge your reflexes, ingenuity, and skills!
ESRB: T – Teen // File Size: 401 MB

PS Vita

UNCHARTED: Fight for Fortune Card Game ($4.99)
Introducing UNCHARTED: Fight for Fortune, an all-new strategy game for the PS Vita system, featuring your favorite characters, locations and items from PlayStation’s biggest franchise: UNCHARTED.
ESRB: T – Teen //File Size: 277.1 MB

DJMax Technika Tune ($44.99)
The newest entry in the critically acclaimed DJMAX franchise, built from the ground up for the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system! DJMAX TECHNIKA TUNE features over 60 songs, the most unlockable content in the entire franchise, and gameplay fine-tuned specifically for PS Vita!
ESRB: T – Teen //File Size: 3.1 GB

PS2 Classics

Chulip ($9.99)
The love of your life rejected you. Now go around town kissing citizens and improving your reputation to win her affections.
ESRB: T – Teen //File Size: 704.7 MB

PSone Classics

Art Camion Sugorokuden ($5.99)
Drive your own Dekotora (Customized Truck) in this epic board game! Deliver your packages by racing around the map! Acquire points as you evade your enemies and tune up your Dekotora using massive amounts of customizable items. Go crazy with this Dekotora board game!
File Size: 77.2 MB

Finger Flashing ($5.99)
An easy to play, but surprisingly deep, puzzle shooting game awaits! Utilizing “Rock, Paper, Scissors” mechanics, choose your attack and fire! If you’re successful, combos are born and enemies are defeated.
File Size: 17.1 MB

Lup Salad ($5.99)
Join Salad on her adventures in the Puzzle Kingdom! Master simple, yet deep, block challenges in over 300 wonderfully weird stages. Enjoy the unique art style and story of Izumi Takemoto in this addictive platforming puzzler!
File Size: 120.5 MB

Makeruna Makendo 2 ($5.99)
Hikaru is a challenger in the mysterious contest which will determine the leader of all monster-kind. Swift sword action with original characters has made this a fan favorite! A wondrous comedic fighting action game awaits! You must help Hikaru decide her destiny. For better… or for worse…
File Size: 90.3 MB

Vehicle Cavalier ($5.99)
Fast-paced gun-blazing action awaits in this classic mecha deathmatch. Blast your way through the arena as you wield over 300 types of weapons. You can even create your own weapons for custom carnage! Explore the madness as 8 unique characters are locked in a mobile-suite melee. Conquer all challenges and build the most powerful Vehicle Cavalier ever!
File Size: 43.6 MB

Zanac X Zanac ($5.99)
The classic 2D rail shooter ZANAC has finally returned! Originally taking the gaming world by storm, ZANAC was rebooted as ZANAC NEO. For the first time in decades, both are rolled into one definitive collection. With its legendary fast-paced shooting and signature subweapons, ZANACxZANAC lets you blast away at your foes like never before!
File Size: 212.4 MB

PS3 Demos

LittleBigPlanet Karting
Sackboy returns in a completely new Karting adventure to save the Craftworld universe! Get behind the wheel to race through fun-filled tracks, battle in hectic arenas, and collect items in open-world environments. Compete in exciting mini-games and modes unlike anything you’ve seen, and enjoy endless levels created by the LittleBigPlanet community. If you can dream it, you can drive it! This is a demo version of LittleBigPlanet Karting. Not all modes or functionality may be available in this demo.
ESRB: E – Everyone // File Size: 1.2 GB

Guardians of Middle Earth
Guardians of Middle-earth delivers an authentic multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) set in Middle-earth. Team up as the most powerful heroes and villains from the greatest fantasy epic of all time in strategic 5v5 battle arenas.
ESRB: T – Teen // File Size: 1.2 GB

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Get a glimpse into the world of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a magical journey into a parallel world in an attempt to save his mother. Ni no Kuni combines beautiful animation by the legendary Studio Ghibli, masterful storytelling and a sweeping score by Joe Hisaishi into an epic role-playing adventure.
ESRB: E10+ – Everyone 10+ // File Size: 2.6 GB

Rotastic
Discover the Demo world of Rotastic, composed of 10 levels from the full game and all especially hand-picked for this trial version. Learn the basics, pick-up exciting challenges and battle against your friends – up to 4 in local multiplayer.
ESRB: T – Teen // File Size: 401 MB

PS Vita Add-ons

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
Santa Coat and Trousers (Free) – Download the Santa Coat and Trousers Costume today! The costumes may not be available for LBP Karting at this time; please check LBP Karting Section for availability.
Santa Hat and Beard (Free) – Download the Santa Hat and Beard Costume today! The costumes may not be available for LBP Karting at this time; please check LBP Karting Section for availability.
Festive Minipack ($2.99) – All you want for Christmas is this, a big ol’ sack of pressies to bring some Festive Joy to LittleBigPlanet! Includes costumes, stickers, decorations, objects and materials to add joy to your creations! The costumes may not be available for LBP Karting at this time; please check LBP Karting Section for availability.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Online Pass ($9.99) – Access all online features in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale!

Sound Shapes
Curved Terrain Pack (Free) – Use this free set of terrain objects to add some curves to your levels! Cross Goods: Purchase of the Curved Terrain Pack includes entitlement to the PS3 and PS Vita versions of this pack.
8-bit Sound Pack ($0.99) – These 5 sounds will add the vibe of classic gaming to your tracks! Cross Goods: Purchase of the 8-Bit Sound Pack includes entitlement to the PS3 and PS Vita versions of this pack.
Acoustic Sound Pack ($0.99) – A 5-note sound pack featuring acoustic guitar, pianos and more! Cross Goods: Purchase of the Acoustic Sound Pack includes entitlement to the PS3 and PS Vita versions of this pack.
Drum Kits Sound Pack ($0.99) – Includes 5 distinct drum sets to add more beats to your beats! Cross Goods: Purchase of the Drum Kits Sound Pack includes entitlement to the PS3 and PS Vita versions of this pack.

Street Fighter X Tekken
Boost Gem Trial Pack 8 (Free) – A total of 3 Boost Gems that all characters can use. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
Color Palette Add-On Pack 10 (Free) – The 10th color pack (4-color set) for character color customization.
SF Boost Gem Pack 19 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
SF Boost Gem Pack 20 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
SF Boost Gem Pack 21 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
SF/TK Shared Assist Gem Pack 7 ($0.99) – This Gem is great for intermediate and advanced players. This Assist Gem can be used by all characters. Increase the damage dealt from counter hits! The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
TK Boost Gem Pack 19 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
TK Boost Gem Pack 20 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
TK Boost Gem Pack 21 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.

Uncharted: Fight for Fortune
Among Thieves Expansion ($2.99) – The UNCHARTED Fight for Fortune – Among Thieves Expansion adds Characters and Items from UNCHARTED 2 Among Thieves to your existing UNCHARTED Fight for Fortune game.
Drake’s Deception Expansion ($2.99) – The UNCHARTED Fight for Fortune – Drake’s Deception Expansion adds Characters and Items from UNCHARTED 3 Drake’s Deception to your existing UNCHARTED Fight for Fortune game.

PS3 Add-ons

Assassin’s Creed III
The Hidden Secrets (Available to Season Pass holders only) – Assassin’s Creed III’s Hidden Secrets Pack adds an extra 3 missions, taking you from the Lost Mayan Ruins to the high seas. Each success is rewarded with an in-game weapon! You’ll also receive 2 single-player skins including the the Captain of the Aquila and the traditional Colonial Assassin and 2 multiplayer characters including the Red Coat and the Sharpshooter.

Darksiders II
The Demon Lord Belial ($9.99 / Free for Season Pass holders) – A new dungeon and new character options to explore, further extending the Darksiders II experience. Season Pass content should be accessed and downloaded in-game, or you may be charged twice. Visit darksiders.com for more details.

Dead or Alive 5
Bunny Swimsuit Pack 2 ($2.99) – White rabbit-ear bikinis for Dead or Alive’s good girls – Kasumi, Hitomi and Leifang.
Bunny Swimsuit Pack 3 ($2.99) – Black rabbit-ear bikinis for Dead or Alive’s rebels – Ayane, Christie and Tina.
Bunny Swimsuit Pack 4 ($2.99) – Rabbit-ear bikinis for three ladies intimately connected with DOATEC – Helena, Lisa and Kokoro.

Dragon’s Dogma
TU4 DLC1 (Free) – New Speedrun and Hard Modes to quench your thirst for more challenging adventures!

Guardians of Middle Earth
Season Pass ($14.99) – Purchasing the Season Pass unlocks 8 new Guardians as they are released including Bilbo Baggins, Bert, Barrow-wight Lord, Snaga and 4 mystery Guardians. Get Survival mode as a bonus! Content can be automatically accessed in-game. Do not download content as individual purchases on Playstation Network to avoid being charged twice.

LittleBigPlanet
Santa Coat and Trousers (Free) – Download the Santa Coat and Trousers Costume today! The costumes may not be available for LBP Karting at this time; please check LBP Karting Section for availability.
Santa Hat and Beard (Free) – Download the Santa Hat and Beard Costume today! The costumes may not be available for LBP Karting at this time; please check LBP Karting Section for availability.
Festive Minipack ($2.99) – All you want for Christmas is this, a big ol’ sack of pressies to bring some Festive Joy to LittleBigPlanet! Includes costumes, stickers, decorations, objects and materials to add joy to your creations! The costumes may not be available for LBP Karting at this time; please check LBP Karting Section for availability.

Magic the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Magic 2013 Deck Pack 2 ($2.99) – Seeking to expand your mastery and defeat your foes? This Magic 2013 deck pack includes the white and black “Grim Procession” deck and the red and green “Berserker Rage” deck for Campaign and Multiplayer play.

Max Payne 3
Painful Memories ($9.99) – The Painful Memories Pack brings four new maps to Max Payne 3 multiplayer. Battle in the Roscoe Street Subway, Marty’s Bar, Shoot First or Canal De Panamá maps. Also included are two new assault rifles, avatars, three items and more. Note: Add-on content, Max Payne 3 required to play. This content is part of the Rockstar Pass and is available to Rockstar Pass purchasers in game upon release.

Mugen Souls
First Generation Bride Set ($1.99) – This is the avatar for the poll-winning Fyuria! Use the parts together, or mix and match! Enjoy the many overwhelming combinations!
Gamer Goddess Set ($1.99) – This is the avatar for the poll-winning Vert! Use the parts together, or mix and match! Enjoy the many overwhelming combinations!
Lonely Goddess Set ($1.99) – This is the avatar for the poll-winning Noire! Use the parts together, or mix and match! Enjoy the many overwhelming combinations!

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Online Pass ($9.99) – Access all online features in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale!

Resident Evil 6
Stage Map Pack A ($1.99) – This will add the stages Requiem for War and Liquid Fire to The Mercenaries in Resident Evil 6.

Sound Shapes
Curved Terrain Pack (Free) – Use this free set of terrain objects to add some curves to your levels! Cross Goods: Purchase of the Curved Terrain Pack includes entitlement to the PS3 and PS Vita versions of this pack.
8-bit Sound Pack ($0.99) – These 5 sounds will add the vibe of classic gaming to your tracks! Cross Goods: Purchase of the 8-Bit Sound Pack includes entitlement to the PS3 and PS Vita versions of this pack.
Acoustic Sound Pack ($0.99) – A 5-note sound pack featuring acoustic guitar, pianos and more! Cross Goods: Purchase of the Acoustic Sound Pack includes entitlement to the PS3 and PS Vita versions of this pack.
Drum Kits Sound Pack ($0.99) – Includes 5 distinct drum sets to add more beats to your beats! Cross Goods: Purchase of the Drum Kits Sound Pack includes entitlement to the PS3 and PS Vita versions of this pack.

Street Fighter X Tekken
Boost Gem Trial Pack 8 (Free) – A total of 3 Boost Gems that all characters can use. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
Color Palette Add-On Pack 10 (Free) – The 10th color pack (4-color set) for character color customization.
SF Boost Gem Pack 19 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
SF Boost Gem Pack 20 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
SF Boost Gem Pack 21 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Street Fighter characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
SF/TK Shared Assist Gem Pack 7 ($0.99) – This Gem is great for intermediate and advanced players. This Assist Gem can be used by all characters. Increase the damage dealt from counter hits! The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
TK Boost Gem Pack 19 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
TK Boost Gem Pack 20 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
TK Boost Gem Pack 21 ($0.99) – 10 Boost Gems exclusively for Tekken characters. This is a pack featuring various activation effects across all genres. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.

Rock Band 3
A Death ($0.99) – an Unkindness
Act of War ($0.99) – Lich King
Controller ($1.99) – Within the Ruins
For the Kids of the Multiculture ($1.99) – Sonic Boom Six
Jumping Ship ($1.99) – Counterparts
Remedy ($1.99) – The Black Crowes
She Talks to Angels ($1.99) – The Black Crowes
Sometimes Salvation ($1.99) – The Black Crowes
The Black Crowes Pack 1 ($5.49) – Includes ‘Remedy,’ ‘She Talks to Angels,’ and ‘Sometimes Salvation’

RockSmith
Cowboys from Hell 2.99) – Pantera
Domination ($2.99) – Pantera
Walk ($2.99) – Pantera
Pantera Song Pack ($7.99) – Includes Cowboys from Hell, Domination and Walk.

Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD
HD Revert Pack ($4.99) – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack, the DLC for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, expands on the game’s winning formula with the three levels from Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 (Airport, Los Angeles, and Canada). Skateboarding legends Steve Caballero and Geoff Rowley are included as well as James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo from Metallica, and the Revert move makes its return for mindblowing combos!

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Slingshot Content Pack ($6.99) – In this new set of linked Council missions, you will meet an enigmatic Triad operative, divert an alien ship’s course, and do battle with the aliens in the skies over China. The content pack also includes new customization options and a new soldier with a unique voice and story.

Themes

Zombie Driver HD Taxi Theme – (Free)
Abstract 8mm Dynamic Theme – $2.99
Abstract 8mm Projector Dynamic Theme – $2.99
Abstract Channel Static Dynamic Theme – $2.99
Abstract Digital Static Dynamic Theme – $2.99
Abstract TV Static Clean Dynamic Theme – $2.99
Abstract TV Static Dynamic Theme – $2.99
Anne Pirate PSP Theme 3 – $1.99
Bad Brunettes Theme – $1.99
Bianca Beauchamp Glam Goddess Theme – $1.99
Bianca Beauchamp Latex Queen Theme – $1.99
Bianca Latex Supreme Theme – $1.99
Blonde Beauties Theme – $1.99
Cemetery Death Dealer PSP Theme – $1.99
Challenges Theme – $1.99
Christmas Cuties Theme – $1.99
Cute Kittens Theme – $1.99
Dynamic 40s German Panzer Tank Theme 2 – $2.99
Dynamic Bridalveil Falls Yosemite National Park Theme – $2.99
Dynamic Christmas Vintage Pinup Theme 2 – $2.99
Dynamic French City Eiffel Tower Theme – $2.99
Dynamic Happy New Year 2013 Theme – $2.99
Dynamic Happy New Year 2013 Theme 2 – $2.99
Eye Candy Theme – $1.99
Floral Patterns Theme – $1.99
Girls With Tattoos Theme – $1.99
God’s Country Theme – $1.99
Grimm Fairy Tales Theme – $1.99
Hunter Vampires PSP Theme – $1.99
Inspirational Theme – $1.99
Lovely Latinas Theme – $1.99
Nature’s Wonders Theme – $1.99
Prong Tattoo Model 2 Theme – $1.99
Prong Tattoo Model Theme – $1.99
Sunsets Theme – $1.99
Tehmeena’s Volleyball Practice Dynamic Theme – $2.99
The Women of King 2 Theme – $1.99
The Women of King Theme – $1.99
Wonderland Theme – $1.99
Zen Theme – $1.99

PS3 Wallpaper

Big Sky Infinity Wallpaper 1 (Free)
Breakquest: Extra Evolution Wallpaper (Free)
Derrick the Deathfin Wallpaper 3 (Free)

Game Videos

Assassin’s Creed III Gameplay Trailer
Borderlands 2 Sir Hammerlock’s Introduction
F1 Race Stars Gameplay Trailer 2
Guilty Gear XX Core Plus Trailer
Skylanders Giants Game Trailer
Terraria Announcement
The Cave Announcement Trailer
Wonderbook: Book of Spells Developer Diary 2
Wonderbook: Book of Spells TV Commercial
WWE ’13 LAUNCH TRAILER
Zombie Driver HD Launch Trailer

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (2)

Splat

#1

Splat said:

MASS EFFECT! I never thought I would get the chance to play this game since I don't own or plan to get a 360 and I don't play games on PC.

I started it today and so far so good. I don't know if I'm out of practice or what but I'm finding it a bit harder then 2 or 3. I have beat 2 and 3 on insanity so I'm not used to dying on normal haha. :)

Azikira

#2

Azikira said:

Guardians of Middle Earth is possibly the best thing to grace the Playstation Network in AGES! Finally a true console MOBA!!
I cannot stress enough how fantastic this game is and how everyone who owns a PS3 owes it to themselves to at least give it a shot~

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