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Store Update: 5th February 2013 (North America)

Posted by Sammy Barker

Real steal

There are three new retail releases available as part of this week’s North American PlayStation Store update – and they’re all heavy hitters. New arrivals include Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Dead Space 3, and Fist of the North Star 2: Ken’s Rage. We hope that you’ve been saving up, because this is going to be an expensive week.

PS3 Full Games

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time ($39.99, Cross-Buy – receive the PS Vita version)
The pages of the Thievius Raccoonus are disappearing and now Sly and The Gang must get back together to save the Cooper Clan legacy from being destroyed forever! Travel through time, meeting and playing as Sly’s ancestors as you race to recover the past to save their future.
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 18.9 GB

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.
ESRB: M // File Size: 10.9 GB

Fist of the North Star 2: Ken’s Rage ($59.99)
The collaboration between the popular action manga ‘Fist of the North Star’ and the awesome Warriors series is back, packing more punch and exploding action than ever before!
ESRB: M // File Size: 9.1 GB

PSN

Mensa Academy ($9.99)
Unique, interesting and challenging puzzles designed to stretch and train your brain in key areas including logic, language, visual and more. (Game in English only.)
ESRB: E //File Size: 341.2 MB

Bentley’s Hackpack ($2.99, Cross-Buy)
Featuring hacking mini-games from Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, step into the Arcade and play through multiple levels to bust open all the safes and unlock the most secret and secure item ever! Purchase the full game for the PS3 and PS Vita systems and unlock over 45 levels and 200 challenges!
ESRB: E10+ //File Size: 2.5 GB

Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed ($29.99)
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: 5.5 GB

PS Vita

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time ($26.99)
The pages of the Thievius Raccoonus are disappearing and now Sly and The Gang must get back together to save the Cooper Clan legacy from being destroyed forever! Travel through time, meeting and playing as Sly’s ancestors as you race to recover the past to save their future.
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 3.3 GB

Bentley’s Hackpack ($2.99, Cross-Buy)
Featuring hacking mini-games from Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, step into the Arcade and play through multiple levels to bust open all the safes and unlock the most secret and secure item ever! Purchase the full game for the PS3 and PS Vita systems and unlock over 45 levels and 200 challenges!
ESRB: E10+ //File Size: 2.5 GB

PS Vita App

PlayStation Home Arcade (Free)
Play select PlayStation Home arcade games on your PlayStation Vita via the PlayStation Home Arcade app. Download PlayStation Home Arcade and instantly enjoy WipEout 2D, Ice Breaker, and a demo of Scribble Shooter absolutely free of charge!
File Size: 103 MB

Free PS Mobile Game

Aqua Kitty (Free)
Due to a sudden shortage of milk, cats around the world are forced to seek out new sources to get their fix. You and your team of milk mining kittens have overcome a fear of water to drill down under the ocean seabed and begin extracting vast reserves of what seems to be naturally forming full-fat milk.Get this PS Mobile title for free on the PS Vita Store and your PS Mobile Certified Devices tomorrow, Wednesday Feb. 6 through Feb. 12th.

Bundles

Fist of the North Star 2: Ken’s Rage ($59.99)
Get the exclusive costume pack with this game & DLC bundle! This bundle is a limited time offer until Mar 5th, 2013. The costume pack includes Kenshiro original costume from ”Land of Shura” chapter, and what’s more, eight costumes from the original comic book for Kenshiro, Toki, Raoh, Rei, Shin, Thouzer Jagi and Mamiya are included!
ESRB: M //File Size: 9.3 GB

PS3 Demos

Bentley’s Hackpack
Try several addictive and fun mini-games in Bentley’s Hackpack! Featured in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, step into the Arcade and play through multiple levels to bust open all the safes and unlock the most secret and secure item ever! Play this trial for free, or unlock the full game for the PS3 and PS Vita systems to get your hands on over 45 levels and 200 challenges!
File Size: 1.8 GB

Mensa Academy ($9.99)
Unique, interesting and challenging puzzles designed to stretch and train your brain in key areas including logic, language, visual and more. Download the trial now to see how you score in American Mensa Academy.
ESRB: E //File Size: 341.2 MB

PS Vita Demos

Bentley’s Hackpack
Try several addictive and fun mini-games in Bentley’s Hackpack! Featured in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, step into the Arcade and play through multiple levels to bust open all the safes and unlock the most secret and secure item ever! Play this trial for free, or unlock the full game for the PS3 and PS Vita systems to get your hands on over 45 levels and 200 challenges!
File Size: 747 MB

Soundtracks

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time ($9.99)
What’s a time-traveling, costume-changing, road trip without the official soundtrack to the game? Featuring 55 incredibly “mis-Thievius” tracks, the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time soundtrack will keep your toes a-tappin’ with its Big Band, swingin’ sound!
File Size: 747 MB

PS Vita Add-ons

Home Arcade App Games
Asteroids ($1.49) – Play a pixel-perfect rendition of Atari’s classic Asteroids in the Home Arcade Player. Within PlayStation Home, you also get: 1. Atari’s Asteroids arcade game in a full-sized classic arcade cabinet. 2. Slippers in tribute to Atari’s Asteroids arcade game. 3. Animated T-shirt featuring art from the classic Asteroids arcade game.
Astro Smash ($1.49) – Giant Asteroids fall from the sky. It’s an attack! The Alien bombardment has begun. In command of a giant laser cannon, it’s up to you to blast the extraterrestrial menace from the skies. The fate of the world is in your hands in this updated all-time classic, brought to you by Realtime Associates.
Centipede ($1.49) – Play a pixel-perfect rendition of Atari’s classic Centipede in the Home Arcade Player. Within PlayStation 3 Home, you also get: 1. Atari’s Centipede arcade game in a full-sized classic arcade cabinet. 2. A headpiece in the style of Atari’s Centipede arcade art. 3. Animated T-shirt featuring art from the classic Centipede arcade game. Check out the PlayStation Home Store for more exciting Atari bundles.
Frogger ($1.49) – Hop into the action with this beloved arcade classic! Guide your frog across hazards to the goal!
Mad Blocker ($1.49) – Mischievous “Fluzzles” addicted to Shape Morphing are turning into colorful blocks. However if they stay in Block form for too long they will become stuck and turn into “DeSaturons”. Please, join them together according to their color in order to free them. Save as many as you can!
Scribble Shooter ($1.49) – Addictive top-down, retro-style shoot ‘em up with an incredibly unique art style (hand-drawn by one of the developer’s 12 year old sons.)
Shark Shark ($1.49) – Take your place in the food chain, chowing down upon the small fry to bulk up and take on the bigger fish. Negotiate the perils of the ocean and watch out for the sharks. In the dank depths of the deep blue sea, there’s always something out there bigger and hungrier than you!
Time Pilot ($1.49) – Strap into your time ship and fly through five challenging time periods, each with its own unique enemies, hazards, and bosses.

When Vikings Attack!
When Vikings Relax ($3.99) – When Vikings Relax! game pack – featuring 10 multiplayer battle arenas and the single player Solo Survival Mode. Also features a host of special warrior costumes along with two costumes based on Sony cat mascots Toro and Kuro.
Kuro the Cat Hat ($0.49) – The Kitty Cavalry Arrives There’s a rumour going round town that the Viking invaders have pilfered all the fish! Turn your gang members into fearsome felines by wearing hats based on Sony mascot Kuro, then pounce on the Vikings and rub their noses in your litter tray. Maybe black cats are unlucky – for Vikings…
Toro the Cat Hat ($0.49) – The Kitty Cavalry Arrives Those rowdy Vikings are making such a din that no one in town has a chance of enjoying a decent catnap. So send your gang members on the prowl wearing hats based on ice white Sony mascot Toro, and get your claws into the invading army. Fans of Toro will be coughing up Viking hairballs in no time…

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable
Electro Paralyzer ($0.99) – A top-secret super weapon developed by the EDF whose flare shells halt the target’s actions. The technology behind it is shrouded in mystery some say it was developed by a military genius or its secrets gleaned from a downed Ravager scout. Extend its effects by hitting the target repeatedly.
Heat Blaster ($0.99) – A short-range laser gun whose mighty firepower compensates for its limited range. It requires heavy equipment to recharge, making it impossible to reload on the battlefield. Pull the trigger to release all of its energy, or it can keep firing until you switch weapons.
Limit Booster ($0.99) – A data transmitter that sends a special program to vehicles in the vicinity (helicopters, bikes, Vegaltas), shutting down their safety overrides and unlocking their maximum capabilities. Multiple uses won’t increase the upgrade ratio, but will make the effects last longer.
Reverse Drone ($0.99) – An unmanned drone with a nanomachine capsule payload. Flies straight ahead to the nearest ally, and once it connects, it disperses the nanomachines to heal the target. Adjust the direction of fire to select your target.

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
Chinese New Year Costume (Free) – In celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year, be sure to download this free costume pack, complete with his/her traditional costumes for this special time of year.

Pinball Arcade
Twilight Zone Pro Table Pack ($7.99) – This Pro Table Pack includes Twilight Zone along with access to its Pro Menu. The Pro Menu includes the Operators Menu, Ball Control and other cool features. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!
Twilight Zone Pro Upgrade ($4.99) – This upgrade gives you access to the Pro Menu of Twilight Zone. The Pro Menu includes the Operators Menu, Ball Control and other cool features. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!
Twilight Zone Custom Ball ($1.99) – This unlocks the Twilight Zone custom ball. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!
Twilight Zone Pinball Table ($4.99) – This add-on includes the pinball table Twilight Zone. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!

PS3 Add-ons

Dance Magic
Outfits 2 ($1.99) – Outfits and weapon sets for all characters.

When Vikings Attack!
When Vikings Relax ($3.99) – When Vikings Relax! game pack – featuring 10 multiplayer battle arenas and the single player Solo Survival Mode. Also features a host of special warrior costumes along with two costumes based on Sony cat mascots Toro and Kuro.
Kuro the Cat Hat ($0.49) – The Kitty Cavalry Arrives There’s a rumour going round town that the Viking invaders have pilfered all the fish! Turn your gang members into fearsome felines by wearing hats based on Sony mascot Kuro, then pounce on the Vikings and rub their noses in your litter tray. Maybe black cats are unlucky – for Vikings…
Toro the Cat Hat ($0.49) – The Kitty Cavalry Arrives Those rowdy Vikings are making such a din that no one in town has a chance of enjoying a decent catnap. So send your gang members on the prowl wearing hats based on ice white Sony mascot Toro, and get your claws into the invading army. Fans of Toro will be coughing up Viking hairballs in no time…

Dead Space 3
Bot Capacity Upgrade ($4.99) – This upgrade doubles the amount of resources – including Ration Seals – that each Scavenger Bot will deliver to you at the Bench. Quickly stock up on Tungsten, Semiconductors, Scrap Metal, Somatic Gel, and Transducers. Resources can be used to craft weapon parts, consumable items, and suit upgrades.
Bot Personality Pack ($4.99) – This upgrade contains an ANG-3 Scavenger Bot voice and personality firmware update. It will automatically upload advanced speech and sarcasm protocols to all your Scavenger Bots, empowering them with the ability to speak out loud the random thoughts whirring around inside their microprocessor-powered brains.
Marauder Pack ($4.99) – This pack contains the Marauder Suit and AL-9 Clearcutter. Marauder Suit: Boarding party gear issued to fearless S.C.A.F. Marauder units during the Separatist Wars. AL-9 Clearcutter: The Triple Threat Pulse Rifle decimates crowds while the J-111 Eviscerator cuts down close encounters. This pack is included with the Tau Volantis Survival Kit.
Sharpshooter Pack ($4.99) – Contains the Sharpshooter Suit and SMP-90 Sharpshooter. Sharpshooter Suit: Elite S.C.A.F. military gear designed for the UN14 Snake Bite Special Ops Division. SMP-90 Sharpshooter: A modified version of the Seeker Rifle paired with a custom-skinned Line Gun. This pack is included with the Tau Volantis Survival Kit.
Tundra Recon Pack ($4.99) – Contains the Tundra Recon Suit and Aegis VII Survivalist. Tundra Recon Suit: This suit is woven with paraffin-based nanotech fibers, to maintain body heat under any condition. Aegis VII Survivalist: Combines a compact Plasma Cutter and Suspended Ripper with a customized titanium finish. This pack is included with the Tau Volantis Survival Kit.
Bot Accelerator ($4.99) – This upgrade decreases the harvesting time for each Scavenger Bot by 50%. Get a rapid restock from your Scavenger Bot whenever you need to top up on Tungsten, Semiconductors, Scrap Metal, Somatic Gel, Transducers, and Ration Seals. This upgrade is included with the Tau Volantis Survival Kit.
Tau Volantis Survival Kit ($14.99) – This premium pack bundles together the Scavenger Bot Accelerator along with the Marauder, Sharpshooter, and Tundra Recon Suits, and the AL-9 Clearcutter, SMP-90 Sharpshooter, and Aegis VII Survivalist weapons.

LittleBigPlanet
Chinese New Year Costume (Free) – In celebrating the upcoming Chinese New Year, be sure to download this free costume pack, complete with his/her traditional costumes for this special time of year.

Pinball Arcade
Twilight Zone Pro Table Pack ($7.99) – This Pro Table Pack includes Twilight Zone along with access to its Pro Menu. The Pro Menu includes the Operators Menu, Ball Control and other cool features. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!
Twilight Zone Pro Upgrade ($4.99) – This upgrade gives you access to the Pro Menu of Twilight Zone. The Pro Menu includes the Operators Menu, Ball Control and other cool features. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!
Twilight Zone Custom Ball ($1.99) – This unlocks the Twilight Zone custom ball. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!
Twilight Zone Pinball Table ($4.99) – This add-on includes the pinball table Twilight Zone. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!

Port Royale 3
Port Royale 3: Pirates & Merchants – Harbor Master ($5.99) – Six new buildings (e.g. embassy or fire department) -Decoration objects like plants, statues or several pavings -More control over the extension of the defense lines -Economic adviser who gives useful advice when necessary -Build your own ships

Rock Band 3
Charnel’s Ball ($1.99) – Amberian Dawn
Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to…) ($1.99) – Queen
Gemini ($1.99) – Brian Kahanek
Go ($1.99) – Kari Kimmel
Mannequin ($0.99) – Dance for the Dying
Once Bitten Twice Shy ($1.99) – Great White
So Far Away ($1.99) – Avenged Sevenfold
St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) ($1.99) – John Parr
The Wicker Man ($1.99) – Iron Maiden

Rocksmith
Fall Out Boy Song Pack ($11.99) – Play ‘Sugar, We’re Goin Down’, ‘Dance, Dance’, ‘Thnks fr the Mmrs’, ‘I Don’t Care’ and ‘America’s Suitehearts’ by Fall Out Boy on any electric guitar. Each song includes a new authentic tone accessible in AMP mode.
America’s Suitehearts ($2.99) – Fall Out Boy
Sugar, We’re Goin Down ($2.99) – Fall Out Boy
Dance, Dance ($2.99) – Fall Out Boy
Thnks fr the Mmrs ($2.99) – Fall Out Boy
I Don’t Care ($2.99) – Fall Out Boy

Sleeping Dogs
The Monkey King Pack ($1.99) – Take on the form of the mythical Sun Wukong and wield his staff against the demons of the Hong Kong underworld.

Sniper Elite v2
Saint Pierre ($4.99) – In this new Sniper Elite v2 single-player mission, players will find themselves deployed in a village in France, where they must eliminate an influential German commander. Includes 2 new weapons.

PS3 Themes

A Dynamic Fighter Theme $2.99
Angry Werewolf PSP Theme $1.99
Celtic Maiden PSP Theme 5 $1.99
CyberPunk Dynamic Sci-Fi Theme $2.99
CyberPunk Scifi PSP Theme $1.99
Dragon Battle Dynamic Theme $2.99
Dragon Battle PSP Theme $1.99
Dynamic Acantha Vampire Theme $2.99
Dynamic Grave Digger Theme $2.99
Fighter PSP Theme $1.99
Happy Dog Dynamic Theme $2.99
Happy Dog Village Dynamic Theme $2.99
Santa Cruz Chica Muertos Dynamic Theme $2.99
Santa Cruz El Mano Dynamic Theme $2.99
Santa Cruz Ozzy Wrong Dynamic Theme $2.99
Santa Cruz Slasher Dynamic Theme $2.99
Santa Cruz Target Dynamic Theme $2.99
The Cave Dynamic Theme $2.99

PS3 Avatars

Dokuro: Dokuro Monster Avatar Pack (Bundle) $0.49

PS3 Wallpapers

Big Sky Infinity Wallpaper 4
Knytt Underground Wallpaper 4
Page Chronica Chinese New Year Wallpaper

Game Videos

Big Sky Infinity Launch Trailer
Germinator Trailer
Hitman HD Trilogy Launch Trailer
Jet Set Radio Launch Trailer
Knytt Underground Launch Trailer
Labyrinth Legends Trailer
Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time Pulling The Heist
Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time Vita Trailer
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist Inauguration Trailer
Zen Pinball 2 Trailer
Zen Pinball 2: Civil War Trailer

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (7)

Gamer83

#1

Gamer83 said:

Another great week. I bought the digital copy of Sly for Vita and plan to buy a network card to get the Sly soundtrack as well. Aqua Kitty as the free Mobile game is a nice surprise and Home Arcade seems pretty cool.

Splat

#3

Splat said:

Just Guardians of Middle-Earth off PS+ for me this week. I can't wait till next week for the Skyrim DLC. :)

JayArr

#6

JayArr said:

Wow, I thought Sly was $40 on the Vita for some reason. It's reeeeeally tempting at that price.

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