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Store Update: 7th May 2013 (North America)

Posted by Sammy Barker

Spark up

After several strong updates, it was only a matter of time before expectations came crashing down to Earth. This week’s North American PlayStation Store update is so flat that we’re struggling to pick out a highlight. We suppose that the demo for Insomniac Games’ upcoming Fuse is interesting, right? There's certainly nothing else worth mentioning.

PS2 Classics

Fatal Frame II Crimson Butterfly ($9.99)
Twins Mio and Mayu enter a haunted village after falling under its spell. Mio must follow Mayu with the Camera Obscura to protect her from the evil spirits.
ESRB: M // File Size: 3.1 GB

PSone Classics

Motto Trump Shiyouyo! (PS one Import) ($5.99)
Enjoy the new and improved Trump Shiyouo!
ESRB: N/A // File Size: 168.2 MB

Zero Kara No Mahjong Mahjong Tamago-Gumi 2 -Taikai E Ikou! (PS one Import) ($5.99)
This sequel to Zero Kara no Mahjong retains all the accessibility of its predecessor but greatly refines the experience.Take lessons based on actual matches to help learn the correct mannerisms and etiquette involved in true mahjong games. Once your lessons are done, you’ll be armed with all the techniques needed to beat your friends in real life. Unleash the mahjong master deep inside you!
File Size: 165 MB

Zero Kara No Shogi Shogi Youchien Ayumi-Gumi! (PS one Import) ($5.99)
This is the mahjong game for everyone who’s wanted to learn how to play but just couldn’t find the time! The “Tamahiyo” mode lets players take basic lessons and advancement tests so they can ease into the game. Once the rules are mastered, it’s time to challenge other unique players. The tournament and free modes are perfect for putting players’ skills to the test.
File Size: 79.1 MB

Bundles

Papo & Yo Promotional Bundle (Game and Soundtrack) ($11.99)
As Quico, players will build their friendship with Monster by solving puzzles together and adventuring through a magical, surrealist world. Players will need to learn to use Monster’s emotions, both good and bad, to their advantage if they want to complete their search for a cure and save their pal.
This bundle also has a 25% discount this week for PlayStation Plus members.
ESRB: E10+ // File Size: 1.4 GB

Karateka Bundle (Game and Soundtrack) ($7.99)
From PRINCE OF PERSIA creator Jordan Mechner, the original side-scrolling karate classic comes to PlayStation Network with art by Jeff Matsuda (The Batman) and music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin (CIVILIZATION IV). Fight to save the lovely Mariko from the evil warlord Akuma and reunite her with her True Love!
ESRB: T // File Size: 914.2 MB

PS Vita Add-ons

Pinball Arcade
Cactus Canyon and Central Park Add-On Content Pro Upgrade (Cross-buy with PS3) ($7.99 Pro Upgrade; $4.99 Regular) – Find the version of the new Cactus Canyon Add-on which suits your version of Pinball Arcade. You’ll find pro version upgrades, as well as bundles which include the Central Park Add-ons.
Table Pack 12: Cactus Canyon And Central Park (Cross-buy with PS3) ($4.99) – Find the version of the new Cactus Canyon Add-on which suits your version of Pinball Arcade. You’ll find pro version upgrades, as well as bundles which include the Central Park Add-ons.

PS3 Add-ons

Everybody Dance
Everybody Dance Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed ($2.49)
Everybody Dance Cher Lloyd feat. Mike Posner – With Ur Love ($2.49)
Everybody Dance Kool and the Gang – Get Down On It ($2.49)
Everybody Dance Willow – Whip My Hair ($2.49)
Everybody Dance Nelly Furtado – Maneater ($2.49)
Everybody Dance Avicii – Levels ($2.49)
Everybody Dance New Kids on the Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff) ($2.49)
Everybody Dance Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce ($2.49)
Everybody Dance Pack 15 ($8.99) – Download these additional tracks to keep the party going: Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed Cher Lloyd feat. Mike Posner – With Ur Love Kool and the Gang – Get Down On It Willow – Whip My Hair
Everybody Dance Pack 16 ($8.99) – Download these additional tracks to keep the party going: Nelly Furtado – Maneater New Kids on the Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff) Avicii – Levels Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Reconnaissance Pack (Free for Season Pass) ($9.99) – Battle it out against other players across 4 all new maps in the ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines – Reconnaissance Pack’ and instill fear into enemy marines with horrifying new xeno customization content.

God of War: Ascension
Armor of Callisto Multiplayer Armor (Free for Season Pass) ($2.99) – Worn by the sons of Arcadia, this armor bears only malice for its enemies and a taste for vengeance. Download this unique armor set to customize your multiplayer warrior.
Blade of Artemis Multiplayer Weapon (Free for Season Pass) ($2.99) – Carried by the moonlit sister of Apollo during the great Titan War, this blade slices through enemies with the stealth of a midnight hunt. Download this weapon to add it to your multiplayer arsenal of weapons and customizable armor.
Blade of Thanatos Multiplayer Weapon (Free for Season Pass) ($2.99) – A gift of grim devastation from Erinys to her father, this stolen blade now unleashes the dark domain of Death. Download this weapon to add it to your Multiplayer arsenal of weapons and customizable armor.
Chaos Armor Multiplayer Armor (Free for Season Pass) ($2.99) – Divided by the Eye of Chaos, this armor storms the arena with disarray and anarchy. Download this unique armor set to customize your multiplayer warrior.
Chimeran Armor Multiplayer Armor (Free) – Wrapped in a Chimeran pelt, this armor bucks authority with both a viper’s venom and a lion’s pride. Download this unique armor set to customize your multiplayer warrior.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory – Asic Arfoire (Free) – A set of battles against those who once tried to destroy Gamindustri: members of ASIC and Hyperdimension’s Arfoire. *To access, the Colosseum must be unlocked.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory – New Party Member ‘Compa’ ($1.99) – Compa (Ultradimension version) is now available for use in dungeons and battles. *You must progress to at least Chapter 5 and enter Planeptune’s Basilicom.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory – New Party Member ‘If’ ($1.99) – IF (Ultradimension version) is now available for use in dungeons and battles. *You must progress to at least Chapter 5 and enter Planeptune’s Basilicom.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory – Ph’s ‘Hdd’ And ‘School Uni’ (Free) – Processor Unit sets for Purple Heart. These sets are based on her Final HDD Form and Neptune’s everyday clothes.

Injustice: Gods Among Us
BAD GIRLS SKINS ($2.99) – Download the Bad Girls Skin Pack featuring Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn for your Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC collection.
LOBO (FREE 4 SEASON PASS) – $4.99 – Download the mighty mercenary and bounty hunter Lobo for your Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC collection. Please Note: This pack also contains a compatibility update.
TEEN TITANS SKINS – $2.99 – Add Cyborg, Deathstroke, and Raven to your Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC collection with this Teen Titans Skin Pack. Please Note: This pack also contains a compatibility update.

LittleBigPlanet Karting
Tron Legacy Karts Pack ($6.49) – Teleport To The Virtual Reality Grid Flash by your awestruck rivals in a trio of Tron Legacy racers. Get this game add-on today to light up the tracks riding three eye-catching stunners.

Tomb Raider
Demolition Skin ($0.99) – Outfit Lara With The Demolition Gear, Featuring An Engineering Jumpsuit And Belt Pack (Single Player Outfit).
Mountaineer Skin ($0.99) – The Mountaineer Outfit Features The Padded Vest, Grapples, And Harness Of An Expert Climber (Single Player Outfit).
Outfit Pack 2 ($1.99) – A 3-Pack Bundle Of Outfits For Lara — The Demolition, Sure-Shot And Mountaineer Outfits (Single Player Outfit Pack).
Shipwrecked Multiplayer Map Pack ($3.99) – Lost Fleet: A Massive Beached Ship Serves As A Dangerous Battleground Filled With Twists, Turns, And Traps. Himiko’s Cradle: This Temple Is Carved Out Of The Solid Rock Of A Mountain. Full Of Twists And Turns, The Scavengers Have Overrun This Place, Corrupting Its Once Stunning Beauty, And Have Placed Deadly Traps And Zip Lines. Stay Sharp, The Threats Are Everywhere.
Sure-Shot Skin ($0.99) – With The Sure-Shot Outfit, Lara Wears A Competition Style Archery Suit With High Boots And Forearm Guards (Single Player Outfit).

Port Royale 3 Pirates & Merchant
Dawn Of Pirates ($5.99) – New campaign with adjusted interface and gameplay
Ironman-mode for very ambitious players

PS3 Themes

DUST 514: ‘AFTERMATH’ THEME – $1.99
DUST 514: ‘CALDARI ASSAULT’ THEME – $1.99
DUST 514: ‘LEVIATHAN BURNING’ THEME – $1.99
Witchblade Static Theme – $1.99

Game Videos

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer 3 (Franklin)
Grand Theft Auto V Trailer 3 (Michael)
Grand Theft Auto V Trailer 3 (Trevor)
Sanctum 2 Reveal Trailer (US ONLY)

[via blog.us.playstation.com]

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User Comments (7)

rjejr

#1

rjejr said:

Maybe they didn't want to put out any good stuff so people spend all their money on DLC, plenty of that this week.

I DL the Fuse demo this afternoon, I'll play it tonight after the youngun's go to bed, and after the Mythbusters - Deadliest Catch X-over. Now that's marketing.

bauckster

#2

bauckster said:

Hang on now - Fatal Frame II is a great game from what I've heard. That certainly deserves a shout-out! But otherwise, yeah, not the most exciting update ever.

odd69

#3

odd69 said:

It looks promising but the content is a snoozefest I assure you.
But hey still more content than Nintendo weekly disappointments. Im just waiting for borderlands 2 dlc, everything else I could care less about, unless dragon crown comes out like next Tuesday...then I would have a gamer heart attack and die

Azikira

#5

Azikira said:

Fuse is pretty decent, though there are some incredibly unpolished parts in the demo.

AlexSora89

#7

AlexSora89 said:

Wait, so NA also gets updates as flat as their European counterparts? I'm shocked.

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