US PlayStation Store Update for May 15th: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, PixelJunk 4am, Batman: Arkham City demo

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This week’s PlayStation Store update is headlined by two long-awaited PSN releases – Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II and PixelJunk 4am. Thankfully there are trials for both games so you shouldn’t have to experience any buyer’s remorse if you play your cards right.

PS Store Update 15/05/12

PixelJunk 4am is an innovative music experience with DJing elements from Q-Games. You can stream people’s live performances over PSN or pick up a PlayStation Move and broadcast your skills to other PixelJunk 4am users from around the world.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II marks the return or the dynamic duo Sonic and Tails. Featuring physics that are radically different from Episode I, a new graphics engine and online co-op, this is definitely one platformer worth taking for a spin.

Another highlight on this week’s list is a demo for Batman: Arkham City. If you’ve spent the last few months wondering if this title is worth picking up, now is the perfect time to try it out for free and see if all the praise heaped upon it is deserved.

If you enjoy playing classic titles from yesteryear then you’ll be pleased to know that Myst and Red Faction II can now be purchased from the PlayStation Store.

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

PlayStation Plus

  • Free PSN Game: Rock of Ages

  • Discounts:

    • Goldeneye 007 Reloaded ($29.99)
    • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Complete Edition ($14.99)

PSN Games

  • PixelJunk 4am ($9.99)

    • Mix tracks, experiment with audio effects, and stream live to your friends over the PlayStation Network by using 4am’s unique Virtual Audio Canvas to control your composition with the PlayStation Move’s full range of motion.
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II ($14.99)

    • The Sonic 4 Saga continues in Episode II! Metal Sonic has returned to form a formidable alliance with Dr. Eggman! Now Joined by Tails, race across four new Zones and take down fearsome new badniks with deadly combination moves in order to save the day!
  • Rock Of Ages ($9.99)

    • A rock-solid combination of rock-rolling action, deep strategy, and captivating art and music from different ages of history, this is a game of crush or be crushed!
  • Jam Live Music Arcade ($9.99)

    • JAM Live Music Arcade is a robust musical experience of creative freedom. Through your guitar peripheral or controller, you can compose your own genre-bending music by controlling all aspects of a song (guitar, bass, drums, vocals and synth).

PS3 Full Games

  • Goldeneye 007 Reloaded ($59.99)

    • Play through all the iconic movie moments re-imagined and updated for today’s gaming standards. Experience stunning visuals, a unique blend of action and stealth, and upgraded multiplayer. In the new MI6 Ops, test your 00 mettle in various agent skill challenges.
  • Prototype 2 With Radnet Access Pack ($59.99)

    • WELCOME TO NEW YORK ZERO. Experience Sgt James Heller hunt, kill and consume his way toward the ultimate goal ‒ to kill Alex Mercer! Includes RADNET Access Pack.

Game Demos (free)

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • PixelJunk 4am
  • Rock Of Ages
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II

PS3 Add-ons

  • Asura’s Wrath ‒ Lost Episode 2 ($1.99)
  • Dungeon Defenders: Quest For The Lost Eternia Shards Part III ($3.99)
  • Final Fantasy XIII add ons (x5) ($2.99 ‒ $4.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 add ons (x5) ($1.99 ‒ $5.99)
  • Max Payne 3 ‒ Gorilla Warfare Loadout Pack (free)
  • MotorStorm RC add ons (x3) (free ‒ $0.49 each)
  • Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City ‒ Echo Six Expansion Pack 2 ($9.99)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 add ons (x4) (free)
  • Two Worlds II: Defense ($2.99)
  • UFC Undisputed 3 ‒ Contenders Pack ($2.99)
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Multi-Player Pack ($4.99)
  • Yakuza: Dead Souls add ons (x2) (free)
  • Rocksmith ‒ Come Out And Play By The Offspring ($2.99)
  • Rocksmith ‒ Gone Away By The Offspring ($2.99)
  • Rocksmith ‒ Self Esteem By The Offspring ($2.99)
  • Rocksmith ‒ The Offspring Song Pack ($7.99)

Rock Band 3

  • “BRICK BY BORING BRICK” ‒ Paramore ($1.99)
  • “IGNORANCE” ‒ Paramore ($1.99)
  • “THE ONLY EXCEPTION” ‒ Paramore ($1.99)
  • “THE ONLY EXCEPTION (PRO GUITAR)” ‒ Paramore ($0.99)
  • Artist pack ($5.49) ‒ Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: PARAMORE PACK 01. This pack includes “Brick By Boring Brick”, “Ignorance” and “The Only Exception”. By Paramore

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “BEER, METAL, TROLLS AND VOMIT!” ‒ Nordheim ($1.99)
  • “OCEAN FLOOR” ‒ The Bunny the Bear ($1.99)
  • “SONG FOR THE BROKEN” ‒ Close Your Eyes ($1.99)
  • “TOCCATA AND FUGUE IN D MINOR (BACH)” ‒ Johann Sebastian Bach ($0.99)
  • “YOUNGER LUNGS” ‒ Less Than Jake ($1.99)

PS Vita Add-Ons

  • MotorStorm RC add ons (x3) (free ‒ $0.49 each)
  • Reality Fighters Soccer Fight Pack ($2.99)
  • Ridge Racer add ons (x4) ($1.49 ‒ $2.49)


  • 5-In-1 Arcade Hits ‒ Minis (Sale) (PSP) (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed (Sale) (PS3) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood ‒ The Da Vinci Disappearance (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed II ‒ Sequence 13 + Secret Locations (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.89, original price $6.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed II: Sequence 12: Battle Of Forli (Sale) (PS3) (now $2.79, original price $3.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition Digital (Sale) (PS3) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (Sale) (PS3) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Sale) (PS3) (now $20.99, original price $29.99)
  • Beyond Good And Evil HD (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Blimp: The Flying Adventures ‒ Minis (Sale) (PSP) (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood (Sale) (PS3) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
  • Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood Old West Map Pack (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Far Cry 2 (Sale) (PS3) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
  • Far Cry 2 Fortunes Pack (Sale) (now $3.49, original price $9.99)
  • From Dust (Sale) (PS3) (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
  • Might And Magic Clash Of Heroes (Sale) (PS3) (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
  • Minisquadron ‒ Minis (Sale) (PSP) (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • One Epic Game ‒ Minis (Sale) (PSP) (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Prince Of Persia (Sale) (PS3) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
  • Prince Of Persia Classic (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Prince Of Persia Classic Trilogy HD (Bundle) (Sale) (PS3) (now $27.99, original price $39.99)
  • Prince Of Persia: Epilogue DLC (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time (Sale) (PS3) (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
  • Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Sale) (PS3) (now $13.99, original price $19.99)
  • Prince Of Persia: The Two Thrones (Sale) (PS3) (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
  • Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within (Sale) (PS3) (now $10.49, original price $14.99)
  • Ricochet HD (Sale) (PS3) (now $2.74, original price $4.99)
  • Scott Pilgrim (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • The Impossible Game ‒ Minis (Sale) (PSP) (now $0.99, original price $1.99)
  • Magic 2012 Gold Deck Bundle (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
  • Magic: The Gathering ‒ Dules of the Planeswalkers 2012 Gold Bundle (Sale) (PS3) (now $9.99, original price $19.99)
  • Outland (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
  • Scott Pilgrim ‒ Knives Chau Add-On Pack (Sale) (PS3) (now $1.39, original price $1.99)
  • Final Fight: Double Impact (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Game Videos (free)

  • Assassin’s Creed III Announcement Trailer
  • Darksiders 2: Death Strikes: Part I Trailer
  • Darksiders 2: Behind The Mask: Death Rises Trailer
  • Darksiders 2: Behind The Mask: Deaths World Trailer
  • Darksiders 2: Death Eternal Trailer
  • Far Cry 3 Dr. Earnhardt Gameplay Trailer
  • Game Of Thrones ‒ The Wall Trailer
  • Game Of Thrones ‒ This Is War Trailer
  • Game Of Thrones- Winter Trailer
  • Medal Of Honor Warfighter Announce Trailer
  • Medal Of Honor Warfighter Gameplay 1 Trailer
  • Sleeping Dogs Driving Trailer
  • Sleeping Dogs Undercover: Hong Kong Trailer
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier: Ghost Recon Alpha

PS3 Themes

  • Dynamic Beautiful Girl 3 ($2.99)
  • Max Payne 3 Premium Theme ($1.99)

PSone Classics

  • Myst ($5.99)

    • Journey through stunning 3D photo-realistic graphics.Explore eerie worlds of starkly fantastic beauty.Experience a vivid first person perspective. Listen to the original soundtrack and sound effects that enhance the sense of realism. Combine keen observation and logic to unlock the secrets of MYST.

PS2 Classics

  • Red Faction 2 ($5.99)

    • Fight alongside an elite squad of soldiers to complete your mission to eliminate the corrupt dictator of the Commonwealth! Download Red Faction® 2 today!


  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Complete Edition ($24.99)
  • Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood Complete Edition ($19.99)
  • Far Cry 2 Complete Edition ($19.99)
  • Prince Of Persia Complete Edition ($19.99)
  • Scott Pilgrim Complete Edition ($7.99)


  • Sorcery Soundtrack ($4.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

PSP minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

  • Velocity ($4.99)

Source: PlayStation Blog

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