Critter Crunch hits PS3 as NBA games tip off on PSP

After last week's massive PlayStation Store update and its assortment of more than 100 PSP games, Sony gave itself a tough act to follow. This week's update may not have triple-digit additions to the catalog, but there are still new titles for the PlayStation 3 and PSP, another addition to the...

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After last week's massive PlayStation Store update and its assortment of more than 100 PSP games, Sony gave itself a tough act to follow. This week's update may not have triple-digit additions to the catalog, but there are still new titles for the PlayStation 3 and PSP, another addition to the dual-system assortment of PSOne games, and a handful of significant downloadable add-ons for existing games.

Capybara Games' puzzler Critter Crunch landed on the PS3 today, introducing the system to the adorably ravenous Biggs and its potentially unsettling regurgitation-driven gameplay. A descending field of forest critters approaches Biggs in six separate columns, and the fuzzy protagonist must use his tongue to move creatures from one column to another. By understanding where the critters are in the food chain and how they'll react to being overstuffed, players set up cascading reactions that clear out the forest and leave plenty of goodies for Biggs to collect. Critter Crunch is available for $6.99.

PSP gamers can take their basketball action on the go this week, as both EA Sports and Sony's basketball titles have arrived on the PlayStation Store. NBA 10 The Inside ($29.99) supplements its five-on-five basketball action with a variety of tangentially related minigames, including riffs on Puzzle Bobble, Risk, and Whack-a-Mole. Meanwhile, NBA Live 10 ($39.99) introduces new ways of shooting, passing, and calling plays in the game. Gamers on both the PS3 and the PSP can download the original PlayStation game Pandemonium, a 2.5D platformer from Crystal Dynamics ($5.99)

A handful of PS3 titles are also getting substantial add-ons on the PlayStation Store this week, most notably Fallout 3. PS3 owners had to wait a while, but they're finally able to get the last scraps of Fallout 3 downloadable content, as the Mothership Zeta and Point Lookout add-on packs ($9.99 each) have finally been added to the online store. Meanwhile, Little Big Planet gets its first pack of additional original music for the game ($3.99), IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey gets a mission pack ($9.99), and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 welcomes the addition of the 18-hole Riviera golf course ($7.50). Gamers who want to cut to the chase can unlock all the cars in Dirt 2 with the Trust Fund add-on, or access all the game's areas with the creatively named Access All Areas pack, each of which sells for $4.99.

Finally, Guitar Hero games are getting a trio of Billy Squier songs, while Rock Band's online catalog gets new songs from Alanis Morissette, Electric Six, Flobots, and the Raconteurs. Songs for both games are $1.99 each, with the Billy Squier, Electric Six, and Raconteurs cuts compiled in separate $5.49 track packs.

A full list of the new themes, wallpapers, and other content in the PlayStation Network update is available on the official PlayStation blog .

Discussion

22 comments
cjasko94
cjasko94

I'm angry that SONY didn't make NBA 10 The Inside for the PS3 :( ! Oh well, when I get my PSP GO I'll for sure buy it for that hehe

squidracerX
squidracerX

Critter Crunch looks good, and an Electric Six download pack! song me up! GAY BAR! HIGH VOLTAGE! awwww yeah.....

Genexi2
Genexi2

It really wouldn't kill Sony to mandate trailers of products on PSN. It's sad that I as a customer have to knock-up YouTube to get gameplay footage of something I have an interest in, when it should be available within the store itself. I would argue the necessity of demos also, but Sony charges publishers for that per gb downloaded, so it's not always viable for the small teams.

squidracerX
squidracerX

@ SicklySunStorm where the heck did you get Dirt 2 for only $39.99!? But yeah, unlocks and such used to be free codes, its nuts that they charge $5 to unlock cars, i agree. Even the argument "if you dont want it dont buy it" doesnt work because as i said these would have been free 5 years ago. Contra would probably charge $4.99 for the 30 guys cheat now-a-days! up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right.... *sobs*

dylan417
dylan417

garbage....garbage......garbage.....garbage.....

zaphod_b
zaphod_b

If you've been looking for a puzzle game, Critter Crunch is not to be missed. I've been sorta half-following this game for a while, and was surprised to find the gameplay is much deeper than I had thought. For $7, it's a no-brainer.

Ryguy4738
Ryguy4738

What a crappy update. I wanted some more PSP Minis to show up.

Lightsyde
Lightsyde

Wasn't it possible for them to get Naruto Shippuuden Legends; Akatsuki Rising on the PSN this week? What's slowing down the PSN updates?

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

That's outrageous, charging $4.99 to unlock the content early on Dirt 2!? The content on that disc is yours when you've paid for it, surely!? If you're a casual gamer as many will be, who can't be bothered to sit through and earn each and every car and track, why should you have to pay $4.99 for content that's sat on the disc you paid $39.99 for!? HOW CAN THEY GET AWAY WITH THAT!?

expanded
expanded

wow.. the graphics for critter crunch compared to itouch .. amazzinn.. do i have psn wallet points?!

xra897
xra897

pretty decent update

SuperMessy
SuperMessy

Must get Critter Crunch and New LBP Music Pack! o_o

Loucetios
Loucetios

Critter Crunch is pretty awesome

antonisbob
antonisbob

What does a "4 comment" have to do with this?

chocomomiji
chocomomiji

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storm_07
storm_07

Critter Crunch looks awesome :D

NuKkU
NuKkU

pretty awesome :D

cjasko94
cjasko94

SONY, why didn't you make NBA 2010: The Inside for PS3!:? Am I the only one who enjoyed NBA 09: The Inside aside from NBA 2K and NBA LIVE?

Polybren
Polybren

After last week's massive PlayStation Store update and its assortment of more than 100 PSP games, Sony gave itself a tough act to follow. This week's update may not have triple-digit additions to the catalog, but there are still new titles for the PlayStation 3 and PSP, another addition to the dual-system assortment of PSOne games, and a handful of significant downloadable add-ons for existing games.

Capybara Games' puzzler Critter Crunch landed on the PS3 today, introducing the system to the adorably ravenous Biggs and its potentially unsettling regurgitation-driven gameplay. A descending field of forest critters approaches Biggs in six separate columns, and the fuzzy protagonist must use his tongue to move creatures from one column to another. By understanding where the critters are in the food chain and how they'll react to being overstuffed, players set up cascading reactions that clear out the forest and leave plenty of goodies for Biggs to collect. Critter Crunch is available for $6.99.

PSP gamers can take their basketball action on the go this week, as both EA Sports and Sony's basketball titles have arrived on the PlayStation Store. NBA 10 The Inside ($29.99) supplements its five-on-five basketball action with a variety of tangentially related minigames, including riffs on Puzzle Bobble, Risk, and Whack-a-Mole. Meanwhile, NBA Live 10 ($39.99) introduces new ways of shooting, passing, and calling plays in the game. Gamers on both the PS3 and the PSP can download the original PlayStation game Pandemonium, a 2.5D platformer from Crystal Dynamics ($5.99)

A handful of PS3 titles are also getting substantial add-ons on the PlayStation Store this week, most notably Fallout 3. PS3 owners had to wait a while, but they're finally able to get the last scraps of Fallout 3 downloadable content, as the Mothership Zeta and Point Lookout add-on packs ($9.99 each) have finally been added to the online store. Meanwhile, Little Big Planet gets its first pack of additional original music for the game ($3.99), IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey gets a mission pack ($9.99), and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 welcomes the addition of the 18-hole Riviera golf course ($7.50). Gamers who want to cut to the chase can unlock all the cars in Dirt 2 with the Trust Fund add-on, or access all the game's areas with the creatively named Access All Areas pack, each of which sells for $4.99.

Finally, Guitar Hero games are getting a trio of Billy Squier songs, while Rock Band's online catalog gets new songs from Alanis Morissette, Electric Six, Flobots, and the Raconteurs. Songs for both games are $1.99 each, with the Billy Squier, Electric Six, and Raconteurs cuts compiled in separate $5.49 track packs.

A full list of the new themes, wallpapers, and other content in the PlayStation Network update is available on the official PlayStation blog .