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U.S. PlayStation Store Update for August 23rd: Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta, NHL 12 demo, Parasite Eve II

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This week’s U.S. PlayStation Store update is a lot more exciting than previous weeks have been thanks to an onslaught of awesome content. Whether you enjoy trying out the latest demos, getting your hands on new downloadable titles or taking part in multiplayer Betas, there’s something for everyone in this week’s edition.

The biggest highlight for PS Plus subscribers has got to be the Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta. European PS Plus members got the Beta a couple of weeks ago and apparently it was plagued by various issues. Hopefully these teething problems have all been patched up by now and we can enjoy blasting each other in the face on the two multiplayer maps the Beta has to offer.

If sports games are your thing then you owe it to yourself to sample the NHL 12 demo. I played the Xbox 360 version of it yesterday and was amazed by its visual fidelity and astonishing new physics engine. The control scheme somehow manages to blend complexity with intuitiveness and makes the on-ice action feel incredibly realistic.

PSone Classics have been a little thin on the ground lately but thankfully Square Enix continues to support this dusty corner of the PlayStation Store. This week we have a real action RPG / survival horror classic on our hands – Parasite Eve II. This title was released in 2000 and boasts some of the prettiest pre-rendered backgrounds you’re likely to find in the PSone library. If you enjoy inventory management, upgrading weapons and magic and solving the odd puzzle then definitely check out Parasite Eve II.

Here’s the full list for this week’s U.S. PS Store update:

PlayStation Plus

  • Free BETA Access: Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta
  • Free Minis: I Must Run!
  • Free Dynamic Theme: LittleBigPlanet “Sackboy on the Run”
  • PSN PLAY Discounts:
    • Street Fighter III Third Strike: Online Edition, $11.99
    • The Baconing, $11.99
    • BloodRayne: Betrayal, $11.99
    • Renegade Ops, $11.99
  • Discounts:
    • Worms 2: Armageddon Time Attack, $3.99
    • Worms 2: Armageddon Retro Pack, $3.99
  • Exclusive Avatar Bundle: Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition Avatar Bundle, $1.99

Downloadable Games

  • Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition ($14.99/$11.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers)
    • Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, one of the most revered, deep, and sophisticated fighting games of all time, now takes the battle online. Fighting game fans new and old owe it to themselves to experience this mastery of 2D fighting. Throw down with enhanced HD-filtered graphics, arcade-perfect gameplay, GGPO seamless multiplayer, YouTube replay sharing, new art, and more. It’s time you realized it’s the third strike that counts.
  • Hamilton’s Great Adventure ($9.99)
    • This is the full game that allows you to continue unravel the story about Hamilton and his search for the fluxatron as it was presented in the trial. The game offers more than 60 levels and many hours of playtime in 4 beautiful environments.
  • Comix Zone ($4.99)
    • Sketch Turner is an artist in New York City. One day, Sketch is drawing and then there is a huge thunderstorm in the city. A bolt of lightning hits Sketch’s image, and soon Sketch finds himself in the comic book world! Now that he’s a comic book superhero, Sketch can kick some serious butt, and find a way to get out!

Game Demos (free)

  • Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
  • Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine
    • Download the Space Marine Demo and step fearlessly into the heart of combat as Captain Titus of the Ultramarines, unleashing visible violent death against the enemies of mankind in the first 3rd person action shooter set in the dark future of the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Storm into battle and use a combination of the most lethal ranged and melee weapons against the feral Orks and insidious forces of Chaos.
  • Bodycount
    • Fall in love with firepower as Bodycount blasts intense arcade firefights from both barrels, in a full mission from the single player campaign. Shred enemies and cover, perform skill kills and chain combos as you hunt the mysterious ‘Target’ who operate under the cover of civil warzones. With co-op modes and competitive online modes available in the full game, carve your own wave of destruction through open-ended levels.
  • NHL 12
    • Experience the glory of becoming a legend with NHL® 12 by shattering the records of some of the greatest to ever play the game, including Gretzky, Lemieux, Howe, and more.
  • Hamilton’s Great Adventure

Add-on Game Content

  • Brink: Doom And Psycho Bundle Pack ($1.99)
    • Extend your customization options even further with the exclusive DOOM/Psycho combo pack. Each pack contains unique apparel, tattoos, weapons and weapon attachments for your in-game character.
  • Brink: Fallout And Spec-Ops Bundle Pack ($1.99)
  • Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition Unlock Dipswitches ($0.99)
  • Dragon Age 2 ‒ All-Class Items Pack II ($4.99)
    • Note: this all-class item pack includes the contents of Mage Pack II, Rogue Pack II and Warrior Pack II, each of which are also available separately. Have it all with this combined collection of arms, armor, and accessories for Hawke and your party members.
  • Dragon Age 2 ‒ Mage Item Pack 2 ($2.99)
    • When tales are told of the greatest mages who ever lived, one is always mentioned ‒ Aldenon the Wise. His mystic artifacts are only given to those worthy of his legacy. Now it is your turn. This item pack includes new armor, weapons, and accessories for use by your mage Hawke and mage party members.
  • Dragon Age 2 ‒ Rogue Item Pack 2 ($2.99)
    • Loghain was a notorious bandit before he turned general. Duncan was little better before he joined the Wardens. Now, their powerful relics can be yours! This item pack includes new armor, weapons, and accessories for use by your rogue Hawke and rogue party members.
  • Dragon Age 2 ‒ Warrior Item Pack 2 ($2.99)
    • From the frozen heights of the Frostbacks to the murky swamps of the Korcari Wilds, there the barbarians of Ferelden dwell. Take their might for your own as you carve out your destiny in Kirkwall! This item pack includes new armor, weapons, and accessories for use by your warrior Hawke and warrior party members.
  • Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3: Mission 10 ‒ 12 ($0.99 each)
    • Missions 10-12 of Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3.
  • Worms 2: Armageddon Retro Pack ($4.99)
    • The Worms 2: Armageddon “Retro Pack” features 20 single-player missions that have been hand-picked from the classic Worms: Armageddon game and re-worked exclusively for this downloadable content pack. The “Retro Pack” also includes 3 new hats, 3 new speech banks, 3 new gravestones, a new landscape theme and 12 new Trophies. The single-player mission maps can also be used for multi-player battles.
  • Worms 2: Armageddon Time Attack ($4.99)
    • The Worms 2: Armageddon “Time Attack” pack features 20 new heart-pounding single-player race missions designed to test players’ Rope and Jet Pack skills to the limit! The “Time Attack” pack also includes 3 new hats, 3 new speech banks, 3 new gravestones, a new “Time Attack” landscape theme and 12 new Trophies.
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse Red Joker Event Pack (Free)
    • Chase down a treasure trove of chips in the Wasabi Kimachi Supermini in this MotorStorm Apocalypse game pack. Bring your A game in three race events to claim the haul and boost your online ranking.
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse Gold Joker Event Pack (Free)
    • Chase down a treasure trove of chips on the Italia Areto Superbike in this MotorStorm Apocalypse game pack. Bring your A game in three race events to claim the haul and boost your online ranking.
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse Glowing Rims ($0.25)
    • Trick out your MotorStorm Apocalypse rides with these eye-catching rims that glow in the dark. Download this add-on today!
  • SingStar Song Packs (x48) ($6.99 each)

Rock Band 3 DLC

  • “Adolescents” ‒ Incubus ($1.99)
  • “Pardon Me” ‒ Incubus ($1.99)
  • “Wish You Were Here” ‒ Incubus ($1.99)

Rock Band Network v2.0 DLC

  • “River Of Glass” ‒ Rishloo ($0.99)
  • “Zombies!! (Coming Out Tonight)” ‒ Ultra Saturday ($0.99)
  • “Give It Up! Give It Up!” ‒ His Statue Falls ($1.99)
  • “Epic Symphony In A Flat Minor, Third Movement: Zero Hour” ‒ Van Friscia ($0.99)
  • “Demons With Ryu” ‒ Emmure ($1.99)

Updates

  • Disgaea 3 Disgaea 2 Main Character Theme ‒ Sale (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Nekomata Dlc ‒ Sale (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Pram Theme ‒ Sale NIS America, Inc. (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Pram Dlc ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Rozalin Dlc ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Taro Dlc ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3 Zetta Dlc ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice Defender Of Earth Custom Theme ‒ Sale (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice Kogure Custom Theme ‒ Sale (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice Marjoly ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice Mid-Boss ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice Priere ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice Priere Custom Theme (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice Thursday ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice: All Star Theme ‒ Sale (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice: Dragon ‒ Sale (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice: Gig Theme ‒ Sale (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice: Pleinair Theme ‒ Sale (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice: Raspberyl & Sapphire Theme ‒ Sale (now $0.49, original price $0.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice: Prinny Curtis ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice: Revya ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice: Tink ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice: Yukimaru ‒ Sale (now $0.99, original price $1.99)

Avatars

  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Akuma Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Alex Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Chun-Li Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Dudley Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Elena Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Gill Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Hugo Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Ibuki Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Ken Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Makoto Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Necro Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Oro Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Q Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Remy Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Ryu Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Sean Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Twelve Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Urien Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Yang Avatar ($0.49)
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Online Edition Yun Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

  • Payday: The Heist Game Trailer
  • Shoot Many Robots Trailer
  • Renegade Ops Game Modes Trailer
  • Sonic Generations Anniversary Trailer
  • Armageddon Riders Gameplay
  • Pulse 8/23 Edition
  • God of War Origins E3 Trailer
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Team Up Trailer
  • Resistance 3 Resist Trailer

PS3 Themes

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Arc De Triomphe Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Alpine Assassin Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Charlie The Chimp Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Ants On The Move Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Anatomical Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Dynamic 3d Circuits Theme ($2.99)
  • Dynamic Azmodeus Dark Angels Theme ($2.99)
  • Mood Static Theme ($1.49)
  • Beach Girls Static Theme ($1.49)

PSone Classics

  • Parasite Eve II ($5.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

  • Fighting Fantasy: Talisman Of Death ‒ Minis ($4.99)
  • Hysteria Project 2 ‒ Minis ($2.49)

Game Videos (free)

  • Pulse 8/23 Edition

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

  • 3D Circuits PSP Theme ($1.49)

Source: PlayStation Blog


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