US PlayStation Store Update for April 17th: The House Of The Dead 4, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Beta

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This week’s PlayStation Store update doesn’t have too many highlights but fans of arcade shooters, exclusive Betas or new PS Vita content should find something worthwhile in the latest content drop.

PS Store Update 17/04/12

The House of the Dead 4 is the latest light gun arcade game to appear on PSN. This is the first time it’s playable outside the arcades so anyone with fond memories of the House of the Dead series should have a blast playing this with PlayStation Move. The game costs $9.99 and PS Plus subscribers get 30% off the asking price.

Another noteworthy item this week is the highly anticipated Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Beta which is initially only available to PlayStation Plus members. The Beta will go live on April 19th so you can download it from the PS Store in the meantime and prepare yourself for some thrilling multiplayer matches from tomorrow.

The Paint Park app for PS Vita is now available as a free download from the Store. I’m looking forward to trying this out tonight to see how it works. It would be handy if you could use it to jot down relevant information while you were playing a game with puzzle elements such as Resident Evil.

Here’s the full list for this week’s PS Store Update:

PlayStation Plus

  • Free Downloads: Frogger Returns

  • Full Game Trials:

    • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
    • NHL 12
  • Free Avatars and Themes:

    • The House of the Dead 4 Goldman Avatar
    • The House of the Dead 4 James Avatar
    • The House of the Dead 4 Kate Avatar
    • The House of the Dead 4 Dynamic Theme
  • Discounts:

    • The House of the Dead 4
    • Sonic CD
    • Alien Syndrome
    • Super Monkey Ball Adventure
    • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Maps & Modes DLC Bundle
  • Beta: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier

PSN Games

  • The House Of The Dead 4 ($9.99)

    • Save the world from nuclear disaster while old enemies and evil creatures stand in your way in this exciting shooting game. Enhanced graphics, co-op play, and PlayStation Move motion controller compatibility bring an intense arcade experience right to your living room.

PS Vita Games

  • Stardrone Extreme (+ Trial) ($3.99)

    • StarDrone Extreme is a high-speed action thriller with a mix of arcade action, pinball, breakout, physics and collect-the-objects. Cause your attackers to crash with rapid speed while collecting gems and power-up enhancements.
  • Disgaea 3: Absence Of Detention ($39.99)

    • Take a field trip any time you want with Mao, Raspberyl, Almaz, and the rest of the Evil Academy gang when Disgaea 3 returns on the PlayStation Vita system! Feel the cool breeze blow through your hair as you Magichange while sitting at the top of a hill, looking down on the beautiful city below.

PS Vita Demos (Free)

  • Stardrone Extreme Demo

PS Vita Add-Ons

  • MotorStorm RC Add ons (x3) (free ‒ $0.49)
  • Stardrone Extreme Skip ($0.99)
  • Ridge Racer Add ons (x5) (free ‒ $6.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Add ons (x19) (free ‒ $9.99)

PS Vita Apps

  • Paint Park App

    • Use easy touchscreen controls to make simple sketches and detailed drawings with Paint Park ‒ the first exclusive art app for PlayStation Vita system. Play alone or with friends and see what you can create.

PS3 Full Games

  • Dead Rising 2 Off The Record ($19.99)
  • NHL 12 ($59.99)

PS3 Add-ons

  • UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Maps & Modes DLC Bundle ($29.99)
  • MotorStorm RC Add ons (x3) (free ‒ $0.49)
  • Disney Universe ‒ Neverland ‒ Level Pack ($4.99)
  • Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning ‒ Teeth Of Naros ($9.99)
  • Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City ‒ Echo Six Expansion Pack 1 ($9.99)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 DLC 74 ‒ 87 (free)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3 Adds on(x7) ($1.99 ‒ $9.99)
  • UFC Undisputed 3 Add ons (x2) ($4.99 each)


  • Breaking The Law By Judas Priest ($2.99)
  • Living After Midnight By Judas Priest ($2.99)
  • Painkiller By Judas Priest ($2.99)
  • Judas Priest Song Pack (Bundle) ($7.99)

Rock Band 3

  • “Funhouse” ‒ Pink ($1.99)
  • “Get the Party Started” ‒ Pink ($1.99)
  • “Sober” ‒ Pink ($1.99)
  • P!NK PACK 01 ($6.99) ‒ Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: P!NK PACK 01. This pack includes “Funhouse”, “Get the Party Started” and “Sober”. By Pink

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “Do Your Thing” ‒ Powerman 5000 ($1.99)
  • “Furimmer Verloren” ‒ Anarchy Club ($0.99)
  • “King of Everything” ‒ Anarchy Club ($0.99)
  • “Welcome to the Skalocaust” ‒ Sunny Side Up ($0.99)
  • “Scissorlips” ‒ Rishloo ($0.99)


  • The House Of The Dead 4 Zombie Avatar ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

  • Bioshock Infinite: Heavy Hitters ‒ Handyman Trailer
    -àThe House Of The Dead 4 Announcement Trailer
    -àThe House Of The Dead 4 Launch Trailer
    -àSleeping Dogs: Story Trailer
    -àLego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Debut Trailer

PS Vita Videos (free)

  • Stardrone Extreme Launch Trailer

PS3 Themes

  • SSX: Defy Reality Theme (free)
  • NBA Dynamic Themes (x29) ($2.99 each)
  • Dynamic Pirates Theme ($2.99)


  • Mercury Hg + Rare Earth Bundle ($4.99)

Source: PlayStation Blog

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