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Store Update: 8th January 2013 (North America)

Posted by Sammy Barker

Back in business

As the first proper update of 2013, this week’s North American PlayStation Store refresh is understandably quiet. The biggest new addition is Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable for the PlayStation Vita, though there is also the arrival of the digital version of Demon’s Souls to consume your attention (and patience). Shall we get started?

Pre-Order

Dead Space 3 ($59.99)
Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph plague and uncover the secrets that lay within Tau Volantis. Play alone as Isaac Clarke or with a friend as John Carver in seamless drop in, drop out co-op mode. Pre-order includes an exclusive theme.
ESRB: M // File Size: 5.2 MB

PS3 Full Games

Demon’s Souls ($19.99)
Beautiful, compelling, and unforgiving, Demon’s Souls is the ultimate hardcore RPG experience. Revolutionary online features include cooperative play, PvP battle, the ability to leave hints for others and touch bloodstains that allow you to view replays of other players’ deaths. Are you tough enough to face the impossible… and win?
ESRB: M // File Size: 8 GB

Lord of the Rings: The War in the North ($19.99)
War in the North is a co-op Action RPG that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring.
ESRB: M // File Size: 6.3 GB

Rise of the Guardians ($39.99)
Play as one of the classic childhood legends, including: North, Tooth, Bunnymund, Sandman, and Jack Frost in Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game. In this action-packed adventure game, each Guardian has their own set of upgradable and extraordinary abilities that will help you take on the evil spirit “Pitch” and his infectious nightmares.
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 3 GB

PSN Games

Dance Magic ($9.99)
What if scientists invented a brand new form of biological energy able to convert dancing moves to real power? Then the fate of the whole human race would depend on the most skilled dancer’s will. To protect the dance floor from evil – and to save the world from a grievous end you are here, the hero of Dance Magic. Catch the rhythm, and let the magic begin!
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 853.6 MB

PS Vita

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable ($39.99)
Limited Time Offer! Get 4 DLC weapons free! Earth Defense Force comes to the PlayStation Vita system with tons of new and re-mastered features including online multiplayer and the addition of PALE WING, the flying female fan favorite! Planet Earth is under attack from giant alien and insect invaders. Join your squad and repel the attacking forces in a game packed with nonstop shooter satisfaction. YOU are earth’s last line of defense!
ESRB: T //File Size: 631 MB

Bundles

SEGA Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co. ($9.99)
Experience a blast from past with this collection of classic Sega titles! Save kingdoms, shatter time trials, and destroy evil in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Super Hang-on, and The Revenge of Shinobi!
ESRB: E10+ //File Size: 218.6 MB

SEGA Vintage Collection: Monster World ($9.99)
Bring peace back to Monster World in these three classic action RPG titles: Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World, and for the first time outside of Japan, Monster World IV!
ESRB: E //File Size: 248.6 MB

PS2 Classics

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom ($9.99)
The Crystal Kingdom is losing its color! Help Dora and Boots recover the crystals from a greedy king, who has hidden them in storybooks.
ESRB: E //File Size: 1.2 GB

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids ($9.99)
A mean garbage-dumping octopus is polluting the Mermaid Kingdom, and it’s up to Dora and Boots to save the mermaid’s home.
ESRB: E //File Size: 324.5 MB

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess ($9.99)
Dora travels to the Snowy Forest to rescue the Snow Princess. Help her find all the magic snowflakes to set the princess free.
ESRB: E //File Size: 2 GB

Go Diego Go! Great Dinosaur Rescue ($9.99)
Diego and Baby Jaguar travel back in time to help Maia the Maiasaura find her lost family.
ESRB: E //File Size: 1.2 GB

Go Diego Go! Safari Rescue ($9.99)
Race across Africa with the Rescue Team to undo the mean Magician’s mischief and save the animals with the Magic Drum!
ESRB: E //File Size:1.2 GB

PS3 Demos

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Try the free demo! Sonic and the All-Stars cast line up on the starting grid once again to battle for supremacy in the ultimate race. Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race. It’s not just racing, it’s racing transformed!
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 1.3 GB

PS Vita Demos

Orgarhythm
Music and strategy unite in perfect harmony in this unique rhythm game where two gods embodying the creative and destructive forces of the universe meet in furious orchestral battle. Utilize the touchscreen to direct your warriors and tap-tap-tap your way to victory by keeping the beat. Unlock new skills, unleash new attacks, and experience real-time strategy with a kick. Download the demo today and sample the beats and battle of Orgarhythm!
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 270.7 MB

PS Vita Add-ons

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
Black Cat ($1.99) – Download this Black Cat costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Deadpool ($1.99) – Download this Deadpool costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Dr. Doom ($1.99) – Download this Dr. Doom costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Hawkeye ($1.99) – Download this Hawkeye costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Marvel Costume Pack 6 ($5.99) – Download this costume Pack to dress up like five legendary Marvel characters: Sabretooth, Black cat, Deadpool, Dr Doom, and Hawkeye.
New Year Firework Costume (Free) – Download this additional costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Sabretooth Costume ($1.99) – Download this Sabretooth costume to really stand out from the crowd!

Street Fighter X Tekken
Boost Gem Trial Pack 9 (Free) – A total of 3 Boost Gems that all characters can use. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
SF Boost Gem Pack 22 ($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 23 ($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 24 ($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.
TK Boost Gem Pack 22 ($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 23 ($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 24 ($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.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
‘Archer Disguise’ Sly Costume ($1.99)
‘Athena Nariko’ Nariko Costume($1.99)
‘Bistro Toro’ Toro Costume ($1.99)
‘Commando Suit’ Ratchet Costume ($1.99)
‘Deimos’ Kratos Costume ($1.99)
‘Evil Among Thieves’ Evil Cole Costume ($1.99)
‘Funky Astro Suit’ PaRappa Costume ($1.99)
‘Golden Armor’ Sir Daniel Costume ($1.99)
‘Kessler’ Good Cole Costume ($1.99)
‘Old World Jak’ Jak Costume ($1.99)
‘Pirate Princess’ Fat Princess Costume ($1.99)
‘Sackgirl’ Sackboy Costume ($1.99)
‘Shamballa Snow Jacket’ Drake Costume ($1.99)
‘Special Event Suit’ Spike Costume ($1.99)
‘StA-X6 Jetpack’ Radec Costume ($1.99)
‘Sweet Tooth Outcast’ Sweet Tooth Costume ($1.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Assassin’s Creed III
Battle Hardened ($9.99, free for Season Pass holders) – The Battle Hardened Pack extends the Assassin’s Creed III multiplayer experience with three new playable characters and maps, plus awesome bonus items! Become the influential Governor, the resilient Highlander or the fearsome Coyote Man. Journey through Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre as you stalk your enemies and fight to protect your team. Rally your troop, discover your power in numbers and ignite the revolution!

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
Maneater Level Pack (Free) – Didn’t get enough co-op hunting action? The Maneater Level Pack gives you 3 additional Maneater levels with predators that range from North American Grizzlies to African Black Lions. Join forces with a friend to take on even more waves of increasingly deadly beasts!

Dance Magic
Tracks Set 1 ($1.99) – Set of 7 tracks with unique step charts and leader boards. Tracks: – Love Your Style / Bryan Steele – Shooting Star / Sideway Runners – Come Alive / Dr. Dexter – Get Ya / DWB – Dance Floor / Eminent Pulse – Feels Like Something / Salme Dahlstrom (BMI) – Taking Over The World Tonight / Candy Coated Chaos

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse
Peter Griffin’s Man Boob Mega ($4.99) – Download new and exciting content for ‘Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse’ including The Griffins in their classic Gold Tuxedos, new weapon skins, new outfits and much more! Includes content for all game modes including Story Mode, Multiplayer and Challenge Mode. Whether you’re wielding a petrified cat like it’s a WMD, playing as Evil Mayor West in Multiplayer or battling in an exclusive Challenge Mode, your enemies will tremble at you!

Just Dance 4
The Girly Team – So Glamorous ($2.99) – Keep the party going and just dance to an awesome party hits favorite, So Glamourous by The Girly Team.

LittleBigPlanet 2
Black Cat ($1.99) – Download this Black Cat costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Deadpool ($1.99) – Download this Deadpool costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Dr. Doom ($1.99) – Download this Dr. Doom costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Hawkeye ($1.99) – Download this Hawkeye costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Marvel Costume Pack 6 ($5.99) – Download this costume Pack to dress up like five legendary Marvel characters: Sabretooth, Black cat, Deadpool, Dr Doom, and Hawkeye.
New Year Firework Costume (Free) – Download this additional costume to really stand out from the crowd!
Sabretooth Costume ($1.99) – Download this Sabretooth costume to really stand out from the crowd!

Magic the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Magic 2013 Deck Pack 3 ($2.99) – Seeking to expand your mastery and defeat your foes? This Magic 2013 deck pack includes the blue and black “Rogues’ Gallery” deck and the “Mana Mystery” five-color deck for Campaign and Multiplayer play.

Mugen Souls
G Fever Pack 3 ($2.99) – Show me the money! We made this set for those of you who feel that way!

NBA 2K13
All-Star Game ($4.99) – Set in Houston, site of the 2013 NBA All-Star Game, the NBA 2K13 All-Star add-on includes four events from the NBA All-Star weekend: the Rising Stars Challenge Game, East v. West NBA All-Star Game, the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and an all-new Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.

Rock Band 3
Animal ($1.99) – Kink Ador
Cody ($1.99) – We Set The Sun
Cold ($1.99) – Christina Marie Magenta
Forbidden City ($1.99) – Tina Guo
Foster the People Pack 1 ($5.49) – Includes ‘Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls),’ ‘Helena Beat,’ and ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
Giant Bombstep: Reloaded ($0.99) – The Hamster Alliance (ft. The Giant Bomb Crew)
Helena ($1.99) – My Chemical Romance
Indoctrination ($0.99) – Halcyon Way
Inversion ($0.99) – Halcyon Way
Just A Lie ($1.99) – Pythia
Moves Like Jagger ($1.99) – Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera
My Chemical Romance Pack 1 ($5.49) – Includes ‘Helena,’ ‘Sing,’ and ‘Teenagers’
Party Hard ($1.99) – Andrew W.K.
Pumped Up Kicks ($1.99) – Foster the People
Queendom ($1.99) – B.et.a and The Neon Panthers
Raise Your Glass ($1.99) – P!nk
Robots ($0.99) – Sweethammer.
Sing ($1.99) – My Chemical Romance
Teenagers ($1.99) – My Chemical Romance
The Age of Betrayal ($0.99) – Halcyon Way
The Hourglass Paroxysm – Part I ($0.99) – Chaotrope
The Hourglass Paroxysm – Part II ($0.99) – Chaotrope
These Days ($1.99) – Foo Fighters
These Voices ($1.99) – Deception of a Ghost
The War Will Never Start ($0.99) – Steve Pardo
Tonight Tonight ($1.99) – Hot Chelle Rae
We Are Young ($1.99) – Fun. ft. Janelle Monáe

RockSmith
Black Magic Woman ($2.99) – Santana
Oye Como Va ($2.99) – Santana
Smooth ($2.99) – Santana
Santana Song Pack ($7.99) – Includes ‘Oye Como Va’, ‘Black Magic Woman’, and ‘Smooth’
Metal and Hard Rock Pack ($23.99) – Includes: ‘Afterlife’ – Avenged Sevenfold ‘Beast and the Harlot’ – Avenged Sevenfold ‘Nightmare’ – Avenged Sevenfold ‘Bring Me to Life’ – Evanescence ‘Breaking the Law’ – Judas Priest ‘Living After Midnight’ – Judas Priest ‘Painkiller’ – Judas Priest ‘Redneck’ – Lamb of God ‘Hangar 18′ – Megadeth ‘Public Enemy No. 1′ – Megadeth ‘Symphony of Destruction’ – Megadeth ‘I Hate Everything About You’ – Three Days Grace
Rock Pack ($29.99) – Includes: ‘Kryptonite’ – 3 Doors Down ‘Loser’ – 3 Doors Down ‘When I’m Gone’ – 3 Doors Down ‘Gold on the Ceiling’ – The Black Keys ‘Just Got to Be’ – The Black Keys ‘Mind Eraser’ – The Black Keys ‘Tighten Up’ – The Black Keys ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ – The Darkness ‘Black’ – Pearl Jam ‘Jeremy’ – Pearl Jam ‘Limelight’ – Rush ‘Red Barchetta’ – Rush ‘Subdivisions’ – Rush ‘Tom Sawyer’ – Rush ‘YYZ’ – Rush

Street Fighter X Tekken
Boost Gem Trial Pack 9 (Free) – A total of 3 Boost Gems that all characters can use. The effects of the Gems may be subject to change.
SF Boost Gem Pack 22 ($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 23 ($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 24 ($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.
TK Boost Gem Pack 22 ($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 23 ($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 24 ($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.

Wheel of Fortune
The 80s Pack ($3.49) – 400 new puzzles, 80′s vehicle prizes and an 80′s themed stage make up a totally radical retro version of America’s Game! Like, gag me with a spoon!

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
‘Archer Disguise’ Sly Costume ($1.99)
‘Athena Nariko’ Nariko Costume($1.99)
‘Bistro Toro’ Toro Costume ($1.99)
‘Commando Suit’ Ratchet Costume ($1.99)
‘Deimos’ Kratos Costume ($1.99)
‘Evil Among Thieves’ Evil Cole Costume ($1.99)
‘Funky Astro Suit’ PaRappa Costume ($1.99)
‘Golden Armor’ Sir Daniel Costume ($1.99)
‘Kessler’ Good Cole Costume ($1.99)
‘Old World Jak’ Jak Costume ($1.99)
‘Pirate Princess’ Fat Princess Costume ($1.99)
‘Sackgirl’ Sackboy Costume ($1.99)
‘Shamballa Snow Jacket’ Drake Costume ($1.99)
‘Special Event Suit’ Spike Costume ($1.99)
‘StA-X6 Jetpack’ Radec Costume ($1.99)
‘Sweet Tooth Outcast’ Sweet Tooth Costume ($1.99)

PS3 Themes

Animal Friends: Bay Mare Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Animal Friends: Chihuahua Dreams Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Animal Friends: Grazing Horse Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Animal Friends: Kittens Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Christmas Crackling Fireplace Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Digital Blasphemy Bundle (Bundle DB Citadel & DB Vigil) ($4.49)
Disco Fever Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Dynamic Let It Snow Theme ($2.99)
Dynamic Midwinter Night Theme ($2.99)
Happy Lovers Town PSP Theme ($1.49)
Logo by Richard Woods Studio Static Theme ($1.99)
Soothing Falls Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
Vibrant Shapes by Mads Berg Static Theme ($1.99)
ZOMBIE DRIVER HD HARODEH DYNAMIC THEME ($2.99)

PS3 Avatars

Machinarium BOSS ($0.49)
Machinarium BOSS B ($0.49)
Machinarium COP ($0.49)
Machinarium COP B ($0.49)
Machinarium DIDGERIDOO ($0.49)
Machinarium DRUMMER ($0.49)
Machinarium FATGUY ($0.49)
Machinarium GIRL ($0.49)
Machinarium GRAMOPHONE ($0.49)
Machinarium JOSEF ($0.49)
Machinarium JOSEF HEAD ($0.49)
Machinarium MADAM ($0.49)
Machinarium Parrot Avatar ($0.49)
Machinarium PRAYING ROBOT ($0.49)
Machinarium SCREW ($0.49)
Machinarium TEDDY ($0.49)
Machinarium Thinking Robot Avatar ($0.49)
Machinarium Wheelchair Robot Avatar ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR BOOM BOX AVATAR ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR DANCER AVATAR ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR DJ AVATAR ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR MOHAWK AVATAR ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR PLAY AVATAR ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR RAPPER AVATAR ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR RECORD AVATAR ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR ROCKER AVATAR ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR SPEAKER AVATAR ($0.49)
MIX SUPERSTAR VU METER AVATAR ($0.49)
ZOMBIE DRIVER HD: BURNING SKULL AVATAR ($0.49)
ZOMBIE DRIVER HD: RED SKULL AVATAR ($0.49)
ZOMBIE DRIVER HD: SHOCKED SKULL AVATAR ($0.49)
ZOMBIE DRIVER HD: SMASHED SKULL AVATAR ($0.49)

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User Comments (7)

Splat

#3

Splat said:

I thought about getting Demon’s Souls but I only have one controller and don't want to break it...

Also I know it was from last week or the week before but anyone that hasn't got Jetpack Joyride needs to get it NOW! So addictive...

Jaz007

#4

Jaz007 said:

What on earth is up with dora the explorer comming on with 20 games?! I mean is any one really gonna want to download a ps2 dora the exploror game

TNLGUY

#7

TNLGUY said:

It's a crime that those Sega collections aren't available on Vita. I wanna play some Wonder Boy, dammit!

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