PlayStation Network Update for May 18, 2010

As promised, Sony is continuing their new Tuesday PlayStation Network updates with a laundry list of new demos, add-ons, DLC and of course, downloadable games. Available this week for the PS3 are a few game releases including Rocket Knight, The Price Is Right, and Sam & Max Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak.

If these games aren’t your thing, there’s also a few stellar deals to look out for. Now through Monday, Capcom’s Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix is now on sale for $7.49, half price of the original $14.99 price tag. Additionally,titles Joust and Championship Sprint have been reduced to $1.99, and Dynogems will be on sale for $1.99 until June 7th.

And kicking off a week of new game demos is EA Sports’ much anticipated Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. The demo features 3 new holes played across 2 new courses Liberty National and Celtic Manor. You’ll also be able to try out the new True Aim mode.

For complete details about all of this week’s PSN additions, check out the official press release below.

Sales:

Joust Permanent Price Drop (now $1.99, original price $4.99)
Championship Sprint Permanent Price Drop (now $1.99, original price $4.99)
Dynogems Sale (now $1.99, original price $2.99) *Offer good through Monday, 6/7

Downloadable Games:

Rocket Knight ($14.99)
Sparkster makes his triumphant arrival on next-gen consoles with Rocket Knight, the newest entry in the beloved 2-D side-scrolling rocket action series. Our favorite opossum hero returns home after 15 years to find the kingdom of Zephyrus in shambles. Use your wits and Sparkster’s trusty rocket pack to dodge and defeat a menacing wolf army threatening the lives of the people.
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 429 MB

The Price Is Right ($9.99)
Come on down to play the fabulous Price Is Right game! Feel the thrill of playing in Contestant’s Row and through different pricing game challenges, including Plinko, Cliff Hangers and Punch-A-Bunch and many more of your favorites. Try your luck as you spin the Big Wheel for the chance fabulous prizes and a huge pay-off at the Showcase! Featuring authentic theme music, stages and Rich Fields’ announcer audio create a true-to-show experience!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 890 MB

“Sam & Max” Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak (free with purchase of Episode 1)
Epic 5 Game Saga
After facing a pillaging primate from outer space in the series premiere, Sam & Max cross paths with even stranger characters in this episode — their own great-grandparents! In this game, the strange Devil’s Toybox at the center of the trouble grants even greater and stranger powers, in a mystery with a transcontinental-railway whodunnit and a true riddle of the ages – one that only Max’s new emerging psychic gifts may solve.
ESRB Rated T
File size: 482 MB

PSone Classics

Bomberman Fantasy Race ($5.99)
Race at the biggest amusement station in the Galaxy and compete against wacky animals. Download this PS one Classic today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 149 MB

Game Demos (free)

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Demo
Play the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 demo and collect Experience Points to hit the ground running with your golfer in the full version! Plus, collect even more Experience Points by sharing with friends. Within the demo, play 3 holes on 2 brand new courses, Liberty National and Celtic Manor, and also experience 2 brand new features – customizable Ryder Cup matches and a brand new game mode called True Aim. Screens featuring the myriad of new features for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11 are also included. Download today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 1.68 GB

Rocket Knight Trial
Sparkster makes his triumphant arrival on next-gen consoles with Rocket Knight, the newest entry in the beloved 2-D side-scrolling rocket action series. Our favorite opossum hero returns home after 15 years to find the kingdom of Zephyrus in shambles. Use your wits and Sparkster’s trusty rocket pack to dodge and defeat a menacing wolf army threatening the lives of his people. Download this demo now!
ESRB Rated E10+
File size: 429 MB

Iron Man 2 Demo
Download the Iron Man 2 demo. Suit up as Iron Man or War Machine. Check out THEIR incredible firepower and powerful NEW melee moves as you take on EPIC enemies from the Roxxon corporation. Full game out now!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 1.53 GB

ModNation Racers Demo
Be among the first to test drive ModNation Racers on the PS3 system! In this free demo you’ll experience kart racing for a new generation as you boost, drift, and race your way through the Alpine Drop track, and with up to 4 player offline split screen. Plus, preview the game’s revolutionary Creation Station tools! Create your own Mods, Karts, and Tracks which can be saved and imported to the full game later! Download this free demo today!
ESRB Rated E
File size: 985 MB

Add-on Game Content

Dragon Age: Origins – Darkspawn Chronicles ($4.99)
The city of Denerim, jewel of Ferelden, girds itself for war. As a hurlock vanguard, you alone hold the power to make thralls of your fellow darkspawn and drive them into the heat of battle. Heed the archdemon’s call–Denerim must burn!
File size: 341 MB

Split/Second – All Vehicle Unlock ($2.49)
Instantly unlock all Split/Second vehicles and get a full garage without needing to win any credits in season mode!
File size: 5.47 MB

Split/Second – Time Savers Pack ($4.99)
Unlock all vehicles, game modes & tracks for the ultimate Split/Second experience! Instant access to all the explosive game content!
File size: 5.47 MB

Split Second – All Track And Mode Unlock ($2.49)
Unlock all track & modes without playing through Season Mode. An instant collection of all content for Quick Play and Online racing!
File size: 5.47 MB

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Specact Assault Kit Upgrade Pack ($1.99)
Special Activities Unit. Unique uniform and a camouflaged M16A2 gives you a visual edge on the Battlefield. The pack also includes 3 new awards and one Trophy.
File size: 100 KB

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Specact Engineer Kit Upgrade Pack ($1.99)
Unique SPECACT uniform and a camouflaged UMP-45 gives you a visual edge on the Battlefield. The pack also includes 3 new awards and one Trophy.
File size: 100 KB

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Specact Medic Kit Upgrade Pack ($1.99)
Unique SPECACT uniform and a camouflaged MG3 gives you a visual edge on the Battlefield. The pack also includes 3 new awards and one Trophy.
File size: 100 KB

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – Specact Recon Kit Upgrade Pack ($1.99)
Unique SPECACT uniform and a camouflaged M95 SNIPER gives you a visual edge on the Battlefield. The pack also includes 3 new awards and one Trophy.
File size: 100 KB

Record Of Agarest War: Item Pack 7: Academics-And-Sports Kit (free)
Contains [Magic Blade], which increases both magical power and physical damage; [Partisan] and [Battle Frame], which dramatically increase physical damage; and [Shiny Fang], which is used for combining items.
File size: 2.33 MB

Record Of Agarest War: Item Pack 8: Power Up+ (free)
Assorted items that are more powerful than the generic [Power Up]. Contains two each of [STR UP+], [VIT Up+], [INT Up+], [AGI Up+], [LUK Up+], and [Max. HP Up+]. Just wait until you use them!
File size: 2.33 MB

Record Of Agarest War: Item Pack 11: Massacre Kit ($0.99)
Assorted equipment that raises certain abilities to superhuman levels. Contains [Magic Hand], [Vajra Rod], [Carrot Sword], [Madu], [Ymir's Claw], and [Hidden Seeker].
File size: 2.33 MB

Record Of Agarest War: Item Pack 12: Animal Kit ($0.99)
Contains [Chicken Emblem], [Hiyoko Charm], [Mugen's Claw], [Sarnga], [Soul Sucker], and [Revive]. Perhaps this will show you what it feels like to be an animal.
File size: 2.33 MB

Record Of Agarest War: Points Pack 3: Reinforcement Point Pack ($4.99)
A set containing 500,000G and a whole lot of ability points (500PP, 5,000TP, and 250,000EP). Is this what you need to become invincible?
File size: 2.33 MB

Record Of Agarest War: Points Pack 4: Additional G+Ep ($3.49)
It’s a bonus package of G and EP with a whopping 5,000,000G and 1,000,000EP! EP points can be used for equipment and to reinforce active skills. With this, you can upgrade your characters however you want!
File size: 2.33 MB

Guitar Hero 5
For all song credits please visit www.guitarhero.com.

  • “Livin’ On The Edge” by Aerosmith ($1.99)
  • “Love In An Elevator” by Aerosmith ($1.99)
  • “Rag Doll” by Aerosmith ($1.99)
  • Aerosmith Track Pack ($5.49) – Downloadable Track Pack featuring “Livin’ On The Edge”, “Love In An Elevator”, and “Rag Doll” by Aerosmith. Please Note: Many songs are available both as singles and as part of a Track Pack, so please carefully consider your purchases before downloading.

File size: 42 MB – 59 MB (singles), 156 MB (track pack)

Rock Band
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “Beat It On Down The Line” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “Cumberland Blues” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “Scarlet Begonias” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “Throwing Stones” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “Touch Of Grey” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • “U.S. Blues” – Grateful Dead ($1.99)
  • Grateful Dead Pack 03 ($9.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game track pack: Grateful Dead Pack 03. This pack includes “Beat It On Down The Line”, “Cumberland Blues”, “Scarlet Begonias”, “Throwing Stones”, “Touch Of Grey”, and “U.S. Blues” by Grateful Dead.
  • “A Girl Like You” – The Smithereens ($1.99)
  • “Only A Memory” – The Smithereens ($1.99)

Rock Band Network

  • “Days Without” by All That Remains ($1.99)
  • “Energy” by The Apples in Stereo ($0.99)
  • “He Sleeps In A Grove” by Amberian Dawn ($1.99)
  • “Sequestered In Memphis” by The Hold Steady Fake ($1.99)
  • “Talk About” by Dear And The Headlights ($0.99)

File size: 17 – 60 MB (singles), 204 MB (track pack)

Game Videos (free)

Pulse 5/18 Edition
File size: 252 MB (HD), 438 MB (1080)

Brink: Container City Preview Part 1 Trailer
File size: 187 MB (HD)

Brink: Container City Preview Part 2 Trailer
File size: 176 MB (HD)

Brink: Container City Preview Part 3 Trailer
File size: 190 MB (HD)

Brink: Freedom Of Movement Trailer
File size: 162 MB (HD)

Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype Trailer
File size: 80 MB (HD)

Dante’s Inferno – Trial Of St. Lucia Editor Trailer
File size: 207 MB (HD)

Dante’s Inferno – Trial Of St. Lucia Trailer
File size: 50 MB (HD)

Dragon Age: Origins – Darkspawn Chronicles Trailer
File size: 39 MB (HD)

Blacklight: Tango Down – Madness Of War Trailer
File size: 62 MB (HD)

The Price Is Right Trailer
File size: 15 MB

Lead And Gold Gangs Of The Wild West Release Trailer
File size: 45 MB (HD)

After Burner Climax Launch Trailer
File size: 32 MB (HD)

Section 8 Tutorial Video Trailer
File size: 75 MB, 205 MB (HD), 367 MB (1080)

ModNation Racers – Hero Showdown Trailer
File size: 80 MB (HD), 135 MB (1080)

ModNation Racers PSP – Behind the Scenes
File size: 165 MB (HD), 280 MB (1080)

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Teaser Trailer
File size: 45 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

Non-Game Themes: Phineas And Ferb Premium Theme ($1.49)
File size: 3.77 MB

Non-Game Themes: Surrogates Theme ($1.49)
File size: 6.4 MB

Beach Breeze Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 3.03 MB

Desert Sunset Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 3.77 MB

Mountain Escape Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 3.97 MB

DP Space Odyssey Dynamic Theme ($2.99)
File size: 4.81 MB

Music

echochrome Soundtrack ($2.99)
File size: 71 MB

echochrome Piano Remixes Soundtrack ($2.99)
File size: 45 MB

echochrome Soundtrack Bundle ($4.99)
Download a bundle featuring the original soundtrack with 13 tracks, plus the Piano Remixes with six additional tracks, and receive a special bonus.
File size: 1.78 GB

PlayStation Store for PSP

Downloadable Games (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands ($39.99)
This new installment in the critically-acclaimed franchise marks the return to the Prince of Persia Sands of Time storyline. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands includes many of the fan-favorite elements from the original series as well as new side-scrolling gameplay innovations designed for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. With Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, choose your power and unleash your destiny!
ESRB Rated T
File size: 508 MB

PSP Minis (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Manic Monkey Mayhem – Minis ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 16 MB

Supermarket Mania – Minis ($4.99)
ESRB Rated E
File size: 36 MB

Add-on Game Content (PSP) (also available from PS3 Storefront)

LittleBigPlanet PSP – Turbo! Level Kit ($5.99)
PLAY, CREATE, SHARE…Everywhere. Put the pedal to the metal with this massive vehicle-based pack. Race, battle and bounce your way through six completely new levels. And the fun doesn’t stop there, with hundreds more bits and pieces to fill your Popit, you can create turbo-powered vehicular contraptions of your very own. NOTE: Manual Update required
File size: 1.15 MB

The Eye Of Judgement – Card Expansion Pack Volume 3 ($1.99)
Expand your digital card collection with the third add-on card pack! Give your duels an upper hand with 5 unique cards not found in the full game, including rare and ultra rare cards. Add these cards to your deck for unique combinations to win battles against the computer, or head-to-head online against other players. Unlike other cards, these can’t be traded or earned any other way. Download the add-on cards today!
File size: 1.51 MB

BUZZ! Quiz World PSP: National Geographic: Undersea ($3.99)
The world famous National Geographic archives brings you the ultimate quiz on aquatic trivia. This BUZZ! Quiz World quiz pack for your PSP or PSPgo system features hundreds of new questions about everything undersea to play in any of your favorite BUZZ! Quiz World game modes. Download this quiz pack today and turn your party into the ultimate trivia showdown.
File size: 98 MB

Game Videos (free)

3D Dot Game Heroes Full PSP Trailer
File size: 7.87 MB (HD)

Pulse 5/18 Edition
File size: 42 MB

ModNation Racers – Hero Showdown Trailer
File size: 14 MB

ModNation Racers PSP – Behind The Scenes Trailer
File size: 26 MB

PSP Themes (also available from PS3 Storefront)

Non-Game Themes: Surrogates Theme ($1.49)
File size: 507 KB

Non-Game Themes: Alice In Wonderland Premium Theme ($1.49)
File size: 597 KB

Non-Game Themes: Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure Theme ($1.49)
File size: 610 KB

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