US PlayStation Store Update for May 1st: PS Plus freebies, Mortal Kombat Vita, DiRT Showdown demo

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PS Store Update 03/04/12

This week’s PlayStation Store update is one of the most exciting content drops we’ve seen in a long time. There’s truly something for everyone this week, whether you’re into PS Plus freebies, new PS Vita games, or augmenting your PSone and PS2 Classics collection.

PlayStation Plus subscribers have a wealth of new content to add to their download queues before the end of May including the excellent co-op platformer Trine 2 as well as two Castlevania games from the PSone era.

PS Vita owners can finally get their hands on Mortal Kombat – an enhanced version of last year’s console hit that features Vita-exclusive mini-games and costumes. Unfortunately Sony’s claim that Vita titles will be cheaper on the PlayStation Store compared to retail outlets is not true in this case as both versions are $39.99.

The demo for DiRT Showdown is well worth downloading if you’re a fan of Destruction Derby type racing and realistic collisions. I took it for a spin yesterday evening and was very impressed by how different it felt from DiRt 3. The demo even features a multiplayer mode that you can play to your heart’s content in preparation for DiRT Showdown’s release at the end of this month.

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

PlayStation Plus

  • Exclusives:

    • Early Access: Pixel Junk 4am Closed Viewer Beta
    • Velocity (Free PS mini)
  • Free Downloads:

    • Awesomenauts
    • Trine 2
    • Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims
    • Velocity
  • PSone Classics:

    • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    • Castlevania Chronicles
  • Full Game Trials:

    • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    • Disney Universe
  • Theme: Samurai Dynamic Theme

  • Discount: Disney Universe (PS Plus Price: $15.00)

PSN Games

  • Awesomenauts ($9.99)

    • It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts!
  • Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich Of Time ($7.49)

    • Fallen off a cliff? Burning in lava? Just had your latest invention crushed by a frozen polar bear? Avoid all this with Doc Clock’s amazing Time Slider. Enjoy the first Doc Clock time travelling adventure! Invent almost anything out of everything you find, from catapults to incredible flying machines.

PS Vita Games

  • Mortal Kombat ($39.99)

    • Take the Kombat to the streets; fight anywhere, anytime, all in the palm of your hand.

PS3 Full Games

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ($19.99)
  • Disney Universe ($29.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • Awesomenauts

  • Dirt Showdown

    • Welcome to the DiRT Showdown demo! Experience full-impact confrontational racing in the 8 Ball event in San Francisco. Boost and barge your way to the finish but watch out for your opponents on the brutal cross-overs. Challenge a friend to play online and unlock the multiplayer Rampage event to satisfy your appetite for destruction in a chaotic demolition derby!
  • GT Academy 2012

    • Sony Computer Entertainment America and Nissan North America have joined forces again for the 2nd season of the innovative GT Academy racing competition Think you got what it takes to become a professional race car driver? Download GT Academy 2012 and compete against your friends in an eight-step qualification program designed to craft your virtual-to-reality racing skills to competition levels. Will you become the next GT Academy winner?

PS Vita Demos (Free)

  • Sumioni: Demon Arts

PS3 Add-ons

  • Dead Space DLC Bundle ($9.99)
  • MotorStorm RC Add Ons (x6) (free ‒ $0.49)
  • SSX Mt. Eddie Pack ($5.99)
  • SSX: Classic Characters Pack ($5.99)
  • SSX: Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Pack ($7.99)
  • Saints Row: The Third ‒ Steelport Gangs Pack ($2.99)
  • Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Add ons (x5) ($1.99 ‒ $4.99)
  • Rocksmith ‒ The Police Song Pack (Bundle) ($7.99)
  • Rocksmith ‒ Message In A Bottle By The Police ($2.99)
  • Rocksmith ‒ Roxanne By The Police ($2.99)
  • Rocksmith ‒ Synchronicity II By The Police ($2.99)

Rock Band 3

  • “ONLY ONE” ‒ Yellowcard ($1.99)
  • “TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE” ‒ Eddie Money ($1.99)
  • “DROPS OF JUPITER (TELL ME)” ‒ Train ($1.99)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “HOPE & RUIN” ‒ The Trews ($0.99)
  • “NEVER: AGAIN” ‒ All Shall Perish (1.99)
  • “SAY” ‒ The Asbestos ($0.99)
  • “CHEESY POP SONG” ‒ A Talking Fish ($0.99)
  • “RISE AND SHINE” ‒ Destruction of a Rose ($0.99)

PS Vita Add-Ons

  • MotorStorm RC Add Ons (x6) (free ‒ $0.49)
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen The Mirror Spirits ($4.99)


  • 101-In-1 Megamix+Fading Shadows Bundle (Price Change) (PSP) (now $10.99, original price $13.99)
  • Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich Of Time (Sale) (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $9.99)
  • Fading Shadows Digital (Price Change) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Daxter (Price Change) (PSP) (now $9.99, original price $15.99)
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta Full Game (Price Change) (PSP) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
  • King Of Pool (Price Change) (PSP) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
  • Monochrome Racing ‒ Minis (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
  • Robin Hood: The Return Of Richard ‒ Minis & Monochrome Racing ‒ Minis Bundle (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $4.99, original price $5.99)
  • Robin Hood: The Return Of Richard ‒ Minis (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
  • Stardrone Extreme Skip (Price Change) (PS3) (now Free, original price $0.99)
  • Trine 2 (Sale) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $14.99)
  • Urbanix ‒ Minis (Price Change) (PSP/PS3) (now $2.99, original price $4.99)
  • Zack Zero (Price Change) (PS3) (now $7.99, original price $12.99)
  • StarDrone (PS3)(now $3.99, original price $7.99)

Game Videos (free)

  • Disney’s Epic Mickey 2 Announce Trailer
  • Max Payne 3 ‒ Design And Tech Series Video #4
  • Spec Ops: The Line ‒ Community Gameplay Trailer
  • UFC Undisputed 3 ‒ International Pack Trailer
  • The Walking Dead ‒ Playing Dead: Episode 3 (Trailer)

PS3 Themes

  • 3D Abstract Sculptures Static Theme ($1.49)
  • Collide o Scope by Luke Insect ($2.99)
  • Dream Cars Static Theme ($1.49)
  • Dynamic M249 SAW Theme ($2.99)
  • Headhunter Jungle Girl Static Theme ($1.49)
  • Naughty Geisha 2 Static Theme ($1.49)
  • Shannon’s Entropy Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • The Outer Woods by Kustaa Saksi ($2.99)

PSone Classics

  • Legend of Dragoon ($5.99)

PS2 Classics

  • Max Payne ($9.99)

    • Max Payne has nothing to lose, and all he wants is justice. Take control of him in this hardboiled thriller.
  • Rayman 2 Revolution ($9.99)

    • Robot pirates are invading! Become Rayman and use your powerful limbs to beat back the enemy! Download Rayman 2 Revolution today!


  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops With First Strike ($49.99)
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 With Stimulus Package ($29.99)
  • Dead Space Super Bundle ($29.99)


  • flOw ‒ Original Soundtrack from the Video Game ($4.99)
  • Starhawk Original Soundtrack from the Video Game ($9.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

  • Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims ($2.99)

PSP Themes

  • Superfeierabend PSP Theme ($1.49)

Source: PlayStation Blog

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