US PlayStation Store Update for May 8th: Datura, Spec Ops: The Line demo, PixelJunk sale

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Although there aren’t too many sparkling gems in this week’s PlayStation Store content drop, there are a couple of great specials being run for price-conscious PSN users. There’s currently a massive PixelJunk sale underway that sees some of PSN’s best titles selling for just $1! Even better, if you’re interested in exploring Uncharted 2’s multiplayer modes you’ll be pleased to know that five UC2 add-ons including the Siege Expansion Pack are now absolutely free. Thank you Naughty Dog!

PS Store Update 08/05/12

The big digital release this week is Datura. If you like your games cerebral and surreal then this intriguing title from Polish developer Plastic Studios is sure to appeal to your sensibilities. Datura is designed to be used with the PlayStation Move controller but you can also use the DualShock 3 and its SixAxis functionality if you’re without a Move.

This week’s content drop also includes a demo for Spec Ops: The Line – a new tactical third-person shooter published by 2K Games. The game is only due late next month so you’ll have plenty of time to sample everything the demo has to offer before deciding if Spec Ops: The Line is worth your hard-earned cash.

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

PlayStation Plus

  • Full Game Trials:

    • Saints Row The Third
    • Need for Speed The Run
  • Discounts:

    • Datura (PS Plus Price ‒ $7.99)
    • Saints Row The Third (PS Plus Price: $47.99)

PSN Games

  • Datura Full Game ($9.99)

    • From Plastic Group, the creator of the innovative Linger in Shadows, Datura is a new form of interactive play inspired by film narrative and immersing players in an experience never seen before.

PS3 Full Games

  • Need for Speed The Run ($39.99)
  • Saints Row: The Third ($59.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • Spec Ops: The Line

    • The demo begins with a Delta Force recon team, led by Captain Martin Walker, infiltrating Dubai six months after a cataclysmic sandstorm destroyed the city and left it buried in ruin. Chaos ensues as Delta is pulled into the middle of a civil war. Walker and his team must fight their way through the unpredictable war-torn city to find the man at the heart of its madness ‒ Colonel John Konrad.

PS3 Add-ons

  • ASURA’S WRATH Lost Episode 1 ($1.99)
  • Disgaea 4 add ons (x5) ($0.99 ‒ $12.99)
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 add ons (x4) ($0.99 ‒ $2.99)
  • MotorStorm RC add ons (x3) (Free ‒ $0.49)
  • Prototype 2 Colossal Mayhem Pack ($4.99)
  • Scarygirl ‒ Enemy Within ($1.99)
  • SingStar Song Pack ($6.99)
  • Soul Calibur V add ons (x5) (free ‒ $1.99)
  • Street Fighter X Tekken (x7) (free ‒ $1.99)
  • UFC Undisputed 3 ‒ Ultimate Fights: Knockout Pack ($4.99)

Rock Band 3

  • “Bombtrack” ‒ Rage Against the Machine ($1.99)
  • “Killing in the Name” ‒ Rage Against the Machine ($1.99)
  • “Sleep Now in the Fire” ‒ Rage Against the Machine ($1.99)
  • Artist pack ($5.49) ‒ Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE PACK 01. This pack includes “Bombtrack,” “Killing in the Name,” and “Sleep Now in the Fire” by Rage Against the Machine.

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “A Bullet in the Head” ‒ Anarchy Club ($1.99)
  • “Back Through Time” ‒ Alestorm ($1.99)
  • “Force Feedback” ‒ Machinae Supremacy ($1.99)
  • “Nemeses” ‒ Jonathan Coulton ft. John Roderick ($1.99)
  • “The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle” ‒ A Day to Remember ($1.99)

PS Vita Add-Ons

  • Dynasty Warriors Next add ons (x12) ($0.99 ‒ $4.99)
  • MotorStorm RC add ons (x3) (Free ‒ $0.49)
  • Reality Fighters Weapons Pack (free)


  • Caterpillar ‒ Minis (Sale) (PSP) (now $1.49, original price $2.99)
  • Cuboid (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Magic Orbz (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Panda Craze (Sale) (PS3) (now $1.49, original price $2.99)
  • PixelJunk 3-in-1 Pack PS3 Bundle Sale (PS3) (now $2.00, original price $19.99)
  • PixelJunk Eden PS3 Sale (PS3) (now $1.00, original price $9.99)
  • PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe PSP Sale (PSP) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • PixelJunk Monsters PS3 Sale (PS3) (now $1.00, original price $9.99)
  • PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap PS3 Sale (PS3) (now $1.00, original price $6.99)
  • PixelJunk Shooter 2 PS3 Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • PixelJunk Shooter PS3 Sale (PS3) (now $1.00, original price $9.99)
  • PixelJunk Side Scroller PS3 Sale (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Drake’s Fortune Multiplayer Pack (Price Change) (PS3) (now FREE, original price $2.99)
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Golden Gun Pack (Price Change) (PS3) (now FREE, original price $0.99)
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack (Price Change) (PS3) (now FREE, original price $2.49)
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Sidekicks Skin Pack (Price Change) (PS3) (now FREE, original price $1.49)
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Siege Expansion Pack (Price Change) (PS3) (now FREE, original price $2.99)

Game Videos (free)

  • Awesomenauts Release Trailer
  • Awesomenauts: Meet The Awesomenauts Trailer
  • Datura Trailer
  • Dust 514: Eve Fanfest 2012 Cinematic Trailer
  • FIFA Soccer 12 UEFA Euro 2012 Announcement Trailer
  • God of War Ascension Multiplayer Announce Event
  • GT Academy 2012 Announce Video
  • Hell Yeah! Wrath Of The Dead Rabbit Announcement Trailer
  • PULSE 5/8 Edition

PS Vita Videos (free)

  • PULSE 5/8 Edition

PS3 Themes

  • Amphenge Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Heart Rate Monitor Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
  • Marines ‒ The Few The Proud Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

  • Knight Fortix 2 ($4.99)

Game Videos (free)

  • PULSE 5/8 Edition

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

  • Amphenge PSP Theme ($1.49)

Source: PlayStation Blog

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