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European PlayStation Store Update for September 5th: Zen Pinball 2, free Red Dead Redemption for Plus members

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This week’s PlayStation Store Update has a lot of great content on offer, particularly if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber. Plus members can now download Red Dead Redemption for free, which is a massive deal given the quality and scope of Rockstar’s open-world Western.

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Another highlight this week is Zen Pinball 2 for PS3 and PS Vita. The base game is free and you can download trials for every table on offer. Also, only one purchase is required to unlock a table or set of tables on both PS3 and PS Vita. I’ve sampled a wide selection of tables on my Vita and came away very impressed by how good this game looks and plays on the handheld. Zen Pinball 2 really showcases the potential of the system’s amazing OLED screen with bright, bold colours that result in vivid visuals. You can control the flippers via front or rear touch (along with the L and R buttons) and hold the Vita vertically if you want to see more of the table when you’re playing. You can even use motion controls to nudge the table or pan around it. Like I say, I was blown away by how well the game ‘works’ on the Vita and by how Zen Studios has tailored it to take full advantage of the handheld’s features.

Here’s this week’s Update in full:

PlayStation Plus

  • Game of the Month – Red Dead Redemption (Sep 5th – Oct 2nd)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game (Sep 12th ‒ Dec 4th)
  • More coming soon

PS3 Games

  • Agarest: Generations of War Zero (£19.99/€24.99)

    • From the void, the gods of darkness and light created Agarest, a most perfect and divine world. As the generations passed, paradise sadly fell to the ravages of time. War darkened the skies and Agarest soon became a torturous hell as the gods divided and immense armies clashed, desecrating the once beautiful land:
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty ‒ HD Edition (£11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95)

    • From acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, comes Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty HD Edition for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The HD Edition offers the epic gameplay and storytelling of the MGS franchise in true HD quality, along with game-save/trophy sharing between PS Vita and PS3.
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater ‒ HD Edition (£11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95)

    • From acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, comes Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD Edition for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The HD Edition offers the epic gameplay and storytelling of the MGS franchise in true HD quality, along with game-save/trophy sharing between PS Vita and PS3.
  • Rainbow Moon Premium Bundle (£12.99/€16.99/AU$26.95)

    • Download the Rainbow Moon Premium Bundle and embark on an epic adventure through a beautiful open world! This bundle contains the following items: Rainbow Moon (full game); Rainbow Moon Melodies (soundtrack); Rainbow Moon Starter Pack (Medium). Included in the Rainbow Moon Starter Pack (Medium) are 35,000 Rainbow Coins and 6,000 Rainbow Pearls (1,000 per character).
  • Twisted Metal (£23.99/€29.99/AU$49.95)

    • Buckle up and hold on tight ‒ it’s time to meet the mayhem head-on in the infamous Twisted Metal tournament. Join a twisted cast of characters including Sweet Tooth, Doll Face and Mr Grimm for the ultimate in car crash entertainment.
  • Zen Pinball 2 (Free)

  • Wicked Monsters BLAST! HD – £7.99/€9.99

    • Wicked Monster Blast for is an exciting family fun shooting gallery game for all ages ‒ use the Playstation Move or Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller to blast enemies and solve puzzles and choose your favourite character from a cast of crazy characters to take on 15 crazy mini games and 20 levels of challenge mode with up to four of your friends!

PS3 Demos (Free)

  • Rainbow Moon

PS Vita Games

  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty ‒ HD Edition (£11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95)

  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater ‒ HD Edition (£11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95)

  • Treasure Park (Free)

    • Design puzzle sheets full of hidden treasure and booby traps with easy touchscreen controls, and then share them with your pals using the PS Vita system’s “near” feature. Compatible with PlayStation Vita only.
  • Zen Pinball 2 (Free)

PS2 Games

  • Twisted Metal: Black (£6.49/€7.99/AU$12.95)

    • Throw yourself into the most fiendish death match on wheels in Twisted Metal: Black, the car combat classic that sees a host of vicious vehicles do battle across extreme interactive arenas. Download it today and ready yourself for automobile Armageddon! Compatible with PlayStation 3.

minis

  • Indie Bundle (£4.99/€5.99/AU$9.95)

    • Wizorb: hard alloy of breaking bricks and RPG elements in a single game!
    • Canabalt: an officially licensed version of the runaway hit game.
    • Enigmo: unique award winning 3D puzzle game.
    • Galcon Labs: high-paced galactic arcade-strategy game.
    • BreakQuest: new concept interactive physics based break-out game.

PS3 DLC

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    • Elite Drop 19 ‒ Light ‘Em Up (Free for Elite Members)
  • EA Sports Season Ticket (£19.99/€24.99/AU$39.95)

  • LittleBigPlanet 2

    • World Peace Day Costume (Free)
  • Street Fighter X Tekken

    • Boost Gem Trial Pack 5 (Free)
    • Color Palette Add-On 7 (Free)
    • SF Boost Gem Pack 11 (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
    • SF Boost Gem Pack 12 (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
    • TK Boost Gem Pack 11 (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
    • TK Boost Gem Pack 12 (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
  • Soul Calibur V

    • Armors Full Set (£5.49/€6.99/AU$11.45)
    • Customization Equipment Full Set (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)
    • Headgears Full Set (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)
    • Modern Costumes Full Set (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)
    • Sexy Costumes Full Set (£3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45)
    • Tekken Costumes Full Set (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)
  • Tales Of Graces F

    • Advanced Spellbook Set (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Adventurer’s Nest Egg (Free)
    • Asbel’s Suit Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
    • Attachment: Mini-Sophie (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
    • Attachments: Cat Set (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
    • Attachments: Glasses Set (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
    • Chain Capacity +2 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Expand Inventory (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Hubert’s Suit Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
    • Level Up +5 (#2) (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
    • Level Up +5 (#3) (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
    • Malik’ Suit Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
    • Maximum Eleth +500 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Maximum Hp +1000 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

    • Ancient Ogre & Kunimitsu (Free)
    • Angel & Michelle (Free)
    • Lili’s Skirt (Free)
    • Snoop Dogg (Free)
    • Swimsuit Costume Pack (Free)
  • Uncharted 3

    • DLC Stage 4 (67 Items – various prices)
  • Zen Pinball 2

    • Various DLC tables (Free trials also available)

PS Vita DLC

  • Zen Pinball 2
    • Various DLC tables (Free trials also available)

Soundtracks

  • Rainbow Moon Melodies (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)

Price Drops

  • Order Up!! (£6.49/€7.99/AU$12.95)
  • Child of Eden (£11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95)
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier (£39.99/€59.99/AU$89.95)

Dynamic Themes

  • ABSTRACT

    • Dynamic Beauty Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Beauty Theme 2 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Beauty Theme 3 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Finger Print Pass Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Meditating Woman Two Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • GAMES

    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Moonlight Wilderness Dynamic Theme (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
    • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Tempest Dynamic Theme (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
  • MILITARY

    • Dynamic Anti Air Rockets Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Old Naval Deck Guns Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • NATURE

    • Dynamic Bear in Stream Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Burns State Park California Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Chile Waterfall Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Beach Holiday Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • PLACES/LOCATIONS

    • Dynamic American City Central Park NYC Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic American City Flat Iron Building NYC Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic American City Los Angeles Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Chinese Hong Kong Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • SCI-FI/FANTASY

    • Dynamic Daemon Skull One Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
    • Dynamic Bio HUD Theme (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)

Themes

  • GAMES

    • Tales of Graces f Special Custom Theme (Free)

Videos

  • Access Episode 048 (GB Only)
  • Darksiders 2 (Excluding DE)
  • Darksiders II: Know Death
  • Darksiders II: Last Salvation
  • Metro: 2033 Last Light (Excluding GE)
  • E3 2012 Gameplay Video ‒ Welcome To Moscow
  • Rocksmith (Excluding AU, NZ)
  • Rocksmith Crosses The Atlantic
  • HELL YEAH! ‒ PIMP IT UP TRAILER

Source: European PlayStation Blog


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