Fret Nice, Bad Company 2 & AVP demos jam on PSN

PlayStation Store Update: Guitar-compatible Tecmo platformer for PS3 debuts on Sony's online storefront, along with samples of latest Battlefield and Aliens vs. Predator.

It's been five years since Donkey Kong Jungle Beat arrived on the GameCube and established the (still small) platformer-controlled-by-a-rhythm-game-instrument-peripheral genre. Now Tecmo has effectively doubled the size of the genre, as the publisher is headlining this week's PlayStation Store update with the debut of Fret Nice for the PlayStation 3.

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to jump while playing a guitar?

Fret Nice is a 2D platformer playable with rhythm game guitar controllers or standard PS3 pads. Whichever the way they choose to play, gamers will guide a character through a paper cut-out world, slaying enemies by busting out specific riffs on the guitar (or pad), and unlocking new levels as they go. Fret Nice is available for $14.99 and is also scheduled for release on the Xbox Live Arcade.

PS3 owners who've already had their fill of instrument-based platformers may still find plenty in this week's PSN update to keep them busy, as Sony's update also included five free demos. In addition to a sample version of Fret Nice, gamers can get new looks at Bad Company 2's multiplayer action, Aliens vs. Predator, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, and Tank Battles.

Over on the PSP side of the store, Sony has added two more games to its downloadable catalog. First up is the downloadable exclusive Armored Core: Silent Line Portable. As in previous installments of the long-running mech combat series, Silent Line Portable lets players build their robot mercenary from hundreds of parts. Veterans of Armored Core 3 Portable will be happy to learn their spare parts data can be carried over to Silent Line Portable. Looking ahead, this version's data can be exported to the upcoming Armored Core: Last Raven Portable. Armored Core: Silent Line Portable is now available for $14.99.

Joining Silent Line Portable in the PSP new releases section is After Burner: Black Falcon. Originally released in 2007, Black Falcon received a positive critical response for its arcade-style action and tongue-in-cheek approach, which includes--among other things--flying a jet fighter through the heart of a volcano. Black Falcon is available for $15.99.

A full list of the week's deals and new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, and add-on content, is available on the official PlayStation Blog.

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5j3553
5j3553

first thing i do when i start a "defender" game in bad company 2? rig the bases with C4. oohh yeah

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5j3553

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hitboy806
hitboy806

I cant find anyone on ps3 avp demo. I hear tons of people talking about how awesome it looks so I thought lots would be online on it but I cant find anyone online except a guy I met on it the first hour it came out who asked me to be his friend. Ive had about 7 (1 vs 1) matches with him and he sucks at the game. Ive beat him each time.

aquasocks
aquasocks

Bad Company 2 is amazing, seems like it's going to be a lot of fun with the full version. AvP's party only demo for PS3 makes me a sad panda, nobody on my friends list has it yet so I can't pwn marines with my big sexy tail.

BoaMo121
BoaMo121

the avp demo on pc was patched, the ps3 demo isnt broken (kind of) it doesnt have quick match servers for some reason they made it so you can only play with a party.

pszone
pszone

no one on alien game its muiltplay and no one on it its bound to flop know that it took a hard work on the game made sega make a mistake a big one its broth that muiltplay not that poupalr since some muiltoay games a rubish some great like LPB Godfaher gta4 and far cry 2 call of duty killzone 2 , fear but when they finsh them they dont wwant to play and other pp want to play worst demo ever of 210 battlefield 2 not much online than the last game so pp might not buy much than it did game companys got to think of demos and more game companys should really make demos for there games to test if they like the game or not if its good or not lot of game companys dont put demos and some dont sell well i want to put this right that they should be lot of demos when games come out im right about this to post games up insted of down

jones_kyle
jones_kyle

@Metalman300 Must be a Ps3 issue, It cant find games... blah

shivLasers
shivLasers

I'm still not sold on bad company 2 just yet, they should've made the demo with a singleplayer component as well because there arent that many people online currently.

kkevguy47k
kkevguy47k

its not that hard to jump while playing a guitar...

MetalMan300
MetalMan300

@jones_kyle @mad_krips What do you mean? On 360 I've already logged in almost 50 games and gotten matched almost instantly every time without a hassle (other than idiots quitting games early and causing connection errors). Sooo much fun to play though, Currently got 44 wins of 48 games, hopefully I won't get killed too badly when the full game releases ;) Anyone wanna play? Gamertag = Dark Ninja 102

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

AVP demo works perfect on the 360. I guess that is where my 30 bux a year goes:))

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

AVP demo does not work BC2 is pretty good tho, but too much MW2 over the past 2 months getting worn out with shooters..

mateodc8
mateodc8

the battlefield bad company demo is awesome but there is room for improvements like -make the map easier to see -when you kill somebody make the points you get as in screen size not like instead of 50 points 100 no just make it pop out more -give the weapons more ammo -turn down the health on a player a bit it seems im wasting about 2 min and 300 bullets to kill one guy right in front of me if you guys fix this or at least look into it the game will be awesome and its my pick for game of the year.

AlphaWolF_J
AlphaWolF_J

As a fan of the original AvP on the pc i wont install steam so downloaded this for my PS3 but it just wont find a single game so cant even evaluate it :( im planning to pick it up for my PC but if what i heard about matchmaking P2P multiplayer is true Even after they said they would be using dedicated servers then count 1 lost sale right here as its MW2 & ofp2,dr ALL OVER AGAIN .. was anticipating those for ages & was 100% gonna buy But when they came out and i got wind of there ancient P2P multiplayer system i saved myself the money and avoided them. P2P multiplayer is soooo 1990 tech and backwards thinking it should die right now before it destroys all FPS multiplayers games..

106473
106473

Can't wait till my download is complete for Bad Company 2 demo; I hope they changed a few things >.>

djpetitte
djpetitte

I played the AVP demo on PC, I had NO issues trying to connect to games. The game's mp reminded me alot of AVP2, and that's a very good thing. I thought it was pretty good even though I was getting owned by the predators as an alien. The Alien seemed a bit hard for me. The Marine in the mech suit from AVP2 pwned so hard, I hope this one has that.

AlfaxD_Centauro
AlfaxD_Centauro

@Chrome_0001 By the way, the only way to join more faster in the lobby. Try to join with friends with the demo. At least 3 Friends in your lobby, will join more faster to the servers.

AlfaxD_Centauro
AlfaxD_Centauro

@Chrome_0001 About the demo of AvP. Yes you are right. But is not fault related with the PSN. The Demo have problems with Matchmaking, because I download it the demo for PC, and is the same problem. Waiting like 3-4 Minutes. And another problem it is that sometimes the game send you to the desktop from Windows without any advice or error. The Demo is broken.

ichiban30
ichiban30

played some BC2 demo.. its great... this demo alone will be taking a lot of my time. Can't wait for the actual game...

MetalMan300
MetalMan300

Got the AvP demo on 360 yesterday and WOW. One of my favorite games so far this year for sure. All 3 races are perfectly balanced, and its just a blast to play (executions FTW!) Trying to keep my online win streak up too :P Lol cant wait for this to come out in two weeks!

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

Wait, the Bad company 2 demo is MP? well that sucks. I wanted to see some of the SP.

Marky360
Marky360

I finally got a chance to play the AvP demo although I onl got to play once because the second time I tried to play it kept getting down to one player left and then it would restart the search. From what I got to play I can say the demo is pretty good I got to play as a alien and was real fun killing happles marines u can tell the alien is waaay overpowered compared to the Marine. the only prob is that its in first person and that really sux but otherwise a good demo if u can ever get to play it

kweeni
kweeni

BC2 demo is awesome!!! haven't played AvsP demo yet

Snoogens83
Snoogens83

Agreed. The AVP multiplayer demo huge disappointment. I would go through the trouble of asking friends to download then start my own game with them, but that is way to much work for a demo and I am not waiting 40 minutes to play a game. This put a concern in my mind for the final release, though I am still looking forward to it.

Marky360
Marky360

I was real excited to download the AvP demo then I found out it was a dumb multiplayer demo. I hate multiplayer demo's I mean who cares what the multiplayer is like the reason any one is going to get the game is for single player. And to make matters worst I spent all night downloading the demo just wake up this morning and NOT be able to play it all it says is searching over and over again. STUPID MULTIPLAYER DEMO!!!

Ev-the-Nev
Ev-the-Nev

Simple solution to AVP demo, get a few friends to download and host a game! Plus check out the forums theres loads of people lookin to play.

g0th1cycle
g0th1cycle

Tryed to get on avp forever last night, and it just said searching. I guess everyone was playing battlefield. Around midnight it finally picked up and there were a bunch of people playing and it did not disapoint. I cant wait for this game to come out.

ERADICA7ION
ERADICA7ION

noodles297: It probably said "found seven players, looking for one more", because I have often been confused by the game due to the similarities between their number 1 and 7. They look very similar.

noodles297
noodles297

I couldn't get the stupid AVP demo to work. Just kept searching for players, and when it found players it would say some craziness like "found 7 players, looking for 7 more players" wtf...14 players plus me, in a 8 player game? lol.

Chrome_0001
Chrome_0001

The complete "Aliens VS. Predator Mutiplayer Demo" experience on PS3 for me in Australia... "Searching for games_" "1 Player(s) in game. Waiting for 7 more player(s)_" Just sit there and read that, over and over for 40 min. There is no offline multiplayer with bots I can try, so I'm stuck. I have an excellent connection so what am I doing wrong? They wouldn't release a broken demo would they?!? For me at least, I now have big doubts about the quality of this game.

telefanatic
telefanatic

Man i was hoping they would release a demo for Socom Fire Team Bravo 3 for PSP... game comes out on the 16th and it got 8.4 Review on IGN...cant wait

twilightdawn96
twilightdawn96

The only thing I hate about the battlefield demo was they don't give you the weapons when you level up like in the beta.Anyways, I got addicted to the demo quickly.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

BC:2 demo is awesome. Everything has been improved and expanded from the first title. AvP demo seemed a little stiff till I bumped up the sensitivity. The Aliens are all over the place since they can climb walls and seem a little under powered when battling a Predator. I had my kills a couple times when faced with a Predator, but I'm pretty sure it's near impossible to win a lobby as an Alien. I have yet to play as either the Predator or Marine in the Demo, but everything has ran smooth and looks beautiful. I really wish the AvP demo would have offered more then just one small map and only 8 person battles in one game mode.

desert_eagle_8
desert_eagle_8

BC2 demo takes a while 2 download, but im sure its worth the wait!

Gorilla97
Gorilla97

LOVE the BFBC2 demo! i've already put over 7 hours into it. the AvP demo sucks, though.

JOem316
JOem316

Bad Company demo SUCKSSSS!

Lionheart96mt
Lionheart96mt

@ last post, How is it not as good as BC1. They really improved everything. I like the shooting, vehicles, classes like medic were improved alot. It has a more intense feel to it too.

Khatjal
Khatjal

Here's hoping AvP captures the spirit of the old game with better graphics!

kkevguy47k
kkevguy47k

IMO, Bad Company 2 isn't nearly as good as Bad Company 1 was judging by the demo.

denicola_a_god
denicola_a_god

cant wait to download the demos bfbc2 was sicc in beta

JasonGamer101
JasonGamer101

Mister__Awesome: Trust BC2 is a very good game. And since the beta was great the demo shud be even better. Whether u like the game is ur opinion but overall i think the game is very good

Zerot
Zerot

avp demo is horrid and the loby is designed for consoles such a broken downgrade for pc gaming. the only way to turn your mic off in game is to pull it out of the back of ur computer. absolutly fail at game management and design.