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Store Update: 23rd April 2013 (North America)

Posted by Sammy Barker

Making friends

This week’s PlayStation Store update is absolutely gigantic. In addition to new retail releases such as Dead Island: Riptide, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, and Star Trek, the mammoth refresh also includes downloadable shooter God Mode, cross-buy platformer Thomas Was Alone, and touch screen adventure Draw Slasher. Let’s not waste another minute.

PS3 Full Game

Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII ($19.99)
You are the leader of Operation Wildcard, an undercover and elite squad of pilots secretly created by the American government. Your mission is to sabotage and destroy the Third Reich’s evil plans to create a weapon of mass destruction. During this mission you and your team discover that the bad guys also have an elite team of their own.
ESRB: T // File Size: 12.5 GB

Dead Island Riptide ($49.99)
They thought they had escaped Banoi, but can’t wake up from this nightmare. Thrown back into the midst of the Zombie outbreak, the fight for survival continues!
ESRB: M // File Size: 2.74 GB

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen ($39.99)
An epitaph speaks of another’s demise…A mysterious island known as Bitterblack Isle appears off the coast of Gransys. Its depths have claimed the lives of many Arisen their voices still haunt the labyrinth that lies deep beneath its surface–a labyrinth ripe with secrets waiting to be discovered.
ESRB: M // File Size: 11.5 GB

Soul Calibur V ($19.99)
The latest entry in the premier weapons-based head-to-head fighting series continues with the epic struggle of warriors in search for the legendary Soul Swords. SOULCALIBUR V brings the best in battles, movement, and visual effects so players can pull off cool, dynamic attacks with ease and battle with complete freedom.
ESRB: T // File Size: 6.81 GB

Star Trek ($54.99)
Play as two of the greatest heroes ever — Kirk and Spock – in the award-winning STAR TREK, an original co-op experience worthy of gamers and fans.
ESRB: T // File Size: 3.92 GB

PSN

God Mode ($9.99)
Do you like running? How about gunning? What if special abilities are thrown into the mix? Upgradable weapons? Let’s say there’re dozens of on-screen enemies to unleash this firepower on, and as your reward for dispatching them you get experience and gold to collect that can be used for character customization and new equipment–all the while playing alongside friends in 4-player cooperative play!
ESRB: M // File Size: 1 GB

Thomas Was Alone ($9.99, Cross-Buy with PS Vita)
Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level.
ESRB: E // File Size: 270 MB

PS Vita

Draw Slasher ($5.99)
Meet Hanzo. He’s a ninja. While he was training ‘out there’ the Pirate Monkey Zombies – stupid, ugly, smelly, rotten and disgusting creatures – kidnapped his family. Take control of his awesome blade and aid him in the quest to free them.
ESRB: T // File Size: 495 MB

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R ($14.99)
An all new Guilty Gear from the chart-topping 2D fighting game series is finally available on PlayStation Vita system!
ESRB: M // File Size: 915 MB

Thomas Was Alone ($9.99, Cross-Buy with PS3)
Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level.
ESRB: E // File Size: 270 MB

PS2 Classics

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns ($9.99)
The perfect grappler is yours to create! Take your custom-made wrestler and slam them competition to become king of the wrestling circuit.
ESRB: T // File Size: 4.39 GB

PSP

Black Rock Shooter The Game (US Only, $19.99)
Aliens have landed. Earth is overrun. Can you revive your past to reveal the future? Dive head-first into the setting and gameplay of Black Rock Shooter with this in-depth trailer!
ESRB: T // File Size: 1.03 GB

PS3 Demos

God Mode
Do you like running? How about gunning? What if special abilities are thrown into the mix? Upgradable weapons? Let’s say there’re dozens of on-screen enemies to unleash this firepower on, and as your reward for dispatching them you get experience and gold to collect that can be used for character customization and new equipment–all the while playing alongside friends in 4-player cooperative play!
File Size: 1 GB

PS Vita Add-ons

Thomas Was Alone
Benjamin’s Flight ($3.49, Cross-Buy with PS3) – In this Thomas Was Alone level pack, discover the tale of young Benjamin, who goes in search of the Fountain of Wisdom aided by his father’s incredible invention. Benjamin meets a new companion and a familiar face in this story, which takes place in the events leading up to Thomas’s emergence. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!

PS3 Add-ons

Assassin’s Creed III
The Redemption ($7.99) – The Redemption is the 3rd and final climactic episode of the Tyranny of King Washington series, in which George Washington goes mad with power and rules as a tyrannical King. In this final showdown, use your newest skills and abilities to take down King Washington, and win the fight for freedom. Live history as it never happened and ignite a new revolution!

Dead Island: Riptide
Fashion Victim ($1.99) – Survive in style and get an exclusive, alternate skin for Logan, Purna, Sam B., Xian and John Morgan!
Survivor Pack ($4.99) – Grab the valuable Survivor Pack, consisting of the gruesome BBQ blade, a handy XP/Stats Booster and exclusive access to the Special Shop!

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
1st Level Cap Break ($1.99) – Raises level cap to 399.
Blanc’s Swimsuit Set ($1.99) – A cute swimsuit for Blanc that has red flowers set against a white base. The accessory is a red and white hair ornament.
Blanc’s Brawl Hammer ($0.99) – This is Blanc’s Brawl Hammer weapon.
Neptune’s Swimsuit Set ($1.99) – A sporty swimsuit set for Neptune with cute lines on a white base. There is also an adorable sunflower hair ornament!
Neptune’s Shining Blade ($0.99) – This is Neptune’s Shining Blade weapon.
Noire Swimsuit Set ($1.99) – A cassis-colored bikini for Noire. The garter rings are…amazing. Comes with a cassis-colored ribbon with black frills.
Noire 1st Bounty Blade ($1.99) – This is Noire’s 1st Bounty Blade weapon.
Peashy Swimsuit Set ($1.99) – A swimsuit for Peashy that helps you swim three times as fast. Think that if you want. Comes with a crab claw ribbon!
Plutia Swimsuit Set ($1.99) – A cute swimsuit set for Plutia that has a lavender base with polka dots. She also has a very average-looking straw hat.
Plutia’s Dogoo Swimmer ($0.99) – This is Plutia’s Dogoo Swimmer weapon.
The Green CPU & The Black CPU (Free) – Two new battles, ‘The CPU of Lastation’ and ‘The CPU of Leanbox,’ await you at the Colosseum. *To access, the Colosseum must be unlocked.
Vert Swimsuit Set ($1.99) – An adult swimsuit for Vert made to enfold her unparalleled figure. Comes with fashionable sunglasses that rich young ladies wear at exclusive resorts.
Vert’s Round Striker ($0.99) – This is Vert’s Round Striker weapon.

LittleBigPlanet Karting
BioShock Infinite Costume Pack ($5.99) – A Daring Adventure Through The Skies Get your best sack-pals ready to fly through the Sky-Lines of the war-torn floating city of Columbia by dressing them up as the five stars from BioShock Infinite. You can dress your Sackboy or Sackgirl up as: • Elizabeth • Booker DeWitt • Songbird • Motorised Patriot • Handyman
BioShock Infinite Booker DeWitt Costume ($1.99) – A Daring Adventure Through The Skies Booker is a deadly man on a mission! Dress your Sackboy up as Booker DeWitt, the only man fearless enough to try and rescue Elizabeth from the sky-city of Columbia in BioShock Infinite.
BioShock Infinite Elizabeth Costume ($1.99) – A Daring Adventure Through The Skies She looks sweet and innocent, but Elizabeth is not to be messed with! Sackgirl will love to dress up as the young heroine from BioShock Infinite who has the power to manipulate dimensions.
BioShock Infinite Handyman Costume ($1.99) – A Daring Adventure Through The Skies You didn’t make him angry; he’s always angry! Get your Sackboy growling as he dresses up as the Handyman – a half-man, half-robot hunting down the good guys in BioShock Infinite.
BioShock Infinite Motorized Patriot Costume ($1.99) – A Daring Adventure Through The Skies Yes, Mr President, sir! Sackboy can climb into the suit of this brutal, heavy-hitting mechanical monster that was built to look like George Washington from BioShock Infinite.
BioShock Infinite Songbird Costume ($1.99) – A Daring Adventure Through The Skies Tremble before the most feared beastie in all the lands! Let your Sackboy or Sackgirl pull on the wings of the Songbird – the huge fearsome sentinel guarding Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
Sakuras Hello Kitty ($2.99) – Sakura may have punches of monster strength, but that doesn’t mean she’s opposed to looking adorable once in a while. Now, with this Hello Kitty Costume, Sakura is officially the cutest thing the Leaf Village has seen in years!
Swimsuit Pack ($1.99) – Ahh, the beach! Crashing waves, fluffy clouds… And a whole team of deadly young women enjoying a day in the sun. This costume pack gives you bikinis for Sakura and Ino and one-piece swimsuits for Hinata and Temari. Perfect for swimming, relaxing, or just, say, beating the sand out of Akatsuki.

Thomas Was Alone
Benjamin’s Flight ($3.49, Cross-Buy with PS Vita) – In this Thomas Was Alone level pack, discover the tale of young Benjamin, who goes in search of the Fountain of Wisdom aided by his father’s incredible invention. Benjamin meets a new companion and a familiar face in this story, which takes place in the events leading up to Thomas’s emergence. Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3 system and PS Vita system versions!

Tomb Raider
Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Map ($4.99) – Scavenger Caverns: A massive subterranean network of caves used by the island scavengers as both a prison and a torture area. Cliff Shantytown: This scavenger settlement was built high in the island cliffs. Its many layers hide some of the deadliest traps on the island. The Burning Village: A fire has erupted in an old, abandoned Japanese village. The burning buildings offer multiple ways to escape your enemies, but enter them at your own peril.

PS3 Avatars

Assassin’s Creed III – Bear 2 Avatar $0.49
Assassin’s Creed III – Coyote Man 2 Avatar $0.49
Assassin’s Creed III – Governor Avatar $0.49
Assassin’s Creed III – Highlander Avatar $0.49
Assassin’s Creed III – Pioneer Avatar $0.49
Assassin’s Creed III – Preacher Avatar $0.49
Assassin’s Creed III – Redcoat Avatar $0.49
Assassin’s Creed III – Sharpshooter 2 Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Desco 3 Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Dragon Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Emizel 3 Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Eryngie Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Etna 2 Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Fallen Angel Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Flonne Blue Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Fuka 3 Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Gargoyle Avatar $0.49
Disgaea 4: Ghost Avatar $0.49

PS3 Themes

A Fighter PSP Theme 3 $1.99
A Undead Pirate PSP Theme $1.99
Abstract Campfire Dynamic Theme $2.99
Abstract Emerald Flare Dynamic Theme $2.99
Abstract Gold Dust Dynamic Theme $2.99
Abstract Midnight Flare Dynamic Theme $2.99
Abstract Violet Embers Dynamic Theme $2.99
Crypt Keeper PSP Theme $1.99
Flaming Skull PSP Theme $1.99
Guacamelee! – Pixel Theme $0.99
Laura Dore Dynamic Theme $2.99
Pin-Up Girls Gladius Dynamic Theme $2.99
Pin-Up Girls I’ve Been Spotted Dynamic Theme $2.99
Pin-Up Girls Neat Trick Dynamic Theme $2.99

Wallpaper

Guacamelee! Wallpaper 4

Game Videos

Battlefield 4 60 Second TV Spot
Black Rock Shooter The Game Trailer 2
Borderlands 2 – Krieg The Psycho Bandit Intro Trailer
Celebrity Experts: Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes
Injustice: Gods Among Us Social Campaign Teaser
Mars War Logs Music Trailer
Flying Hamster HD Trailer

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (5)

naruball

#1

naruball said:

Why won't they release some serious dlc for Naruto? Who cares about these damn overpriced costumes?

rjejr

#2

rjejr said:

Thanks for the reminder. Since I let my PS+ subscription lapse I don't care as much about the update anymore. Still want to try out the God Mode demo though.

Gamer83

#3

Gamer83 said:

Downloaded Draw Slasher. Pretty simplistic but still fun and pretty challenging. It's worth it for $6.

JayArr

#5

JayArr said:

Finally the last chapter of the Assassin's Creed III dlc

I have been stabbing these one dollar bills in anticipation for over a month.

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