Killzone 2 DLC, MvC2 demo lead PSN update

Two months after Killzone 2 made its long-awaited debut on the PlayStation 3, Sony and Guerrilla Games have released the critically acclaimed sci-fi shooter's first downloadable map pack. Titled Steel & Titanium, the add-on has been added to the PlayStation Network today for $5.99 and contains two...

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Two months after Killzone 2 made its long-awaited debut on the PlayStation 3, Sony and Guerrilla Games have released the critically acclaimed sci-fi shooter's first downloadable map pack. Titled Steel & Titanium, the add-on has been added to the PlayStation Network today for $5.99 and contains two new maps. The first is set aboard the ISA tech cruiser New Sun, while the second has gamers straddling two high-speed Helghast freight trains.

Following the not-so-surprising announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 earlier this week, a demo for the madcap fighter is now available on the PSN. The sample includes six characters (Ryu, Chun-Li, Strider, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Wolverine), seven backgrounds, and options to play local multiplayer matches.

The Killzone 2 map pack and the MVC2 demo are joined by a host of other DLC for a number of PS3 titles this week. EA and Criterion have released the Burnout Paradise Cops and Robbers pack for $9.99, and the Little Big Planet Egyptian Mini Pack is available for $2.99. Disgaea 3 has three new character packs available: the Action Prinny and Mid-Boss packs are running at $1.99, while the Dragon character costs 99 cents.

As revealed by EA earlier today, Need for Speed Undercover picked up two packs today. The Challenge Series add-on is free of charge and adds new modes, cars, and events, while the Boss Car Bundle includes eight rides for $4.99.

Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band both received an allotment of new playable tunes this week. Activision's rhythm game has been updated with a trio of tunes from Nirvana: "Sappy," "Stay Away," and "Very Ape." As previously revealed, the long-awaited Jane's Addiction album Nothing's Shocking is rocking MTV Games and Harmonix's rhythm title.

On the PSP store, a Patapon 2 demo is now available in advance of the game's May 5 launch. PSP gamers can also pick up the Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? Li'l Asagi Comes Home add-on pack, which updates the side-scrolling beat-'em-up with a new stage and boss character. The Prinny pack is available for $3.99.

Discussion

61 comments
TheArcade
TheArcade

@xXZak-ataKXx Why do people always compare Killzone 2 to Halo 3? Has that become the measuring stick for shooters or something?

allotheabove123
allotheabove123

@Tht KiD404 Killzone 2 kicks so much ass that it is unbelivable if you have a ps3 and not killzone then it should be considered a crime :):):):):):):):)

xXZak-ataKXx
xXZak-ataKXx

@Tht KiD404 Killzone 2 is the BEST fps. PERIOD. :D:D if u havnt already,go and get it. :D:D:D:D:D:D(yes it is better that CoD and halo3)

Tht_KiD404
Tht_KiD404

Is Killzone 2 Good? I heard from sum ppl it was g00d but from other ppl it wasnt so good.

maverick_76
maverick_76

Not bad for the map pack, I was guessing $5-$10. I remember downloading the map pack for COD4 for $10, this is a pretty good deal.

ultimatecrysis
ultimatecrysis

I thought the KZ2 DLC would be free, but six dollars isn't that bad either. But I would have liked it more if it was a little cheaper because three dollars per map doesn't seem like its worth it.

allotheabove123
allotheabove123

look i love killzone 2 but there are just to many awesome games coming out this year for me to buy this map pack and fully enjoy it

Xecutar101
Xecutar101

Just to warn you all MVC2 Demo is only local play. no single player or online

kz1den
kz1den

Being one of the few that has never played MVC2, it SEEMS to be a pretty cool game, but some schmuck of infinite wisdom thought it was a good idea to release a demo sans the single player experience. Nice way to introduce the series to newcomers, Capcom. Very nice indeed.

lamprey263
lamprey263

well, MVC2 demo will be cool, and the Patapon 2 demo... I should download that before work

cejay0813
cejay0813

wow cheapskates....its not like you pay for a monthly subscription for PSN or anything

totaleklypse
totaleklypse

top level of train + fast moving low overhead = ouchie

sk8oridie44
sk8oridie44

The MvC2 demo is strictly for two players.

ratm247
ratm247

the mvc2 demo is crap. i cant even play it until someone comes over. the killzone 2 maps are ok, i think theyre overpriced.

claykenobi
claykenobi

The new maps are fun and original! Freight train was one of my favorite levels on campaign so I'm really glad they designed a multiplayer map of it. Wasn't expecting that! Keep rockin, Guerrilla!

IvanKavinski
IvanKavinski

Just paying for the bandwidth, $6 is a pretty sweet deal. Xbox Live requires a subscription fee, plus has a similar price point for its DLC.

Hoski0999
Hoski0999

the maps are great, just need more people to get on buying them and we'll be set

Altiar25
Altiar25

The maps are ok. Shoulda made it a fiver and added a 3rd level though

ayouk
ayouk

Big Fan of MVC2, but why did they have the demo only for local multiplayer? Why can't I play against a cpu player? Seems weak, luckily my dreamcast is still hooked up.

jofy
jofy

I'm buyin right now

Solidus35
Solidus35

the kz2 maps are awesome, worth the 5.99 IMO, lots of replay value.

glenn2709
glenn2709

Meh I'm not going to buy it thought the kz2 DLC would be free.

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

no demo on the uk store, unless its on there today ??

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

It's cool that they have new maps but this release is weak. I'm upset because well before they releaseed Killzone 2 the news was that they were going to release DLC free and on top of new maps, it'd have new weapons and vehicles. They also mentioned it might include a co-op mode. And this is none of that. Just two maps. I mean, even if they changed their minds on the price, where's the other stuff? I'd still pay $10 or maybe a little more for all of those things than $6 for two measly maps. Love the game and prob play more than I should, but I think this is really disappointing and I'll at least pass for now.

SPD_WeBmAsTaH
SPD_WeBmAsTaH

I'll wait for my credit card to come to get the KZ2 map pack. Marvel vs Capcom 2 demo was so damn stupid I wanted to punch a baby. You can only play 2 player which requires a second controller(I have one) but you need another person to play with you so I just say there beating up a retarded lifeless enemy for 30 seconds and I got so damn bored that I wanted to run over the guy who thought of that stupid frigging idea. Mind you I have a very big and heavy truck that tears apart the road underneath.

Sadek
Sadek

yay!! New maps for Killzone 2.... I'm buyin right now...

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Big ups and congrats to Sony for getting the demo on this one. I have a 360 and have to stick to my Dreamcast for a bit longer.

wallywallas
wallywallas

Wow. $6 for 2 maps for a great game is considered expensive? Wow, harsh.

ratavaquera
ratavaquera

pff... it isnt free , have fun playing it ...

REA24409
REA24409

@ RavenSoS It's about that for most of DLC. I know the variety pack for COD4 was 10 bucks and there was 3 maps, so it's about three a pop also. It's a reasonable price, they aren't going to make it a dollar or 2 for a couple maps, that's reality. Now if you wait a long time, their could be a price cut in the future, but that's about it.

bumpies
bumpies

metalkid9 Trust me DONT!!! i made the same mistake and i traded it in for midnight club la was worth it

Urimind_basic
Urimind_basic

Are the trains moving? That would be awesome.

nephili232
nephili232

The new maps for Killzone are awesome!

metalkid9
metalkid9

man im so tempted to get undercover, regardless of the bad reviews. I think I'm gonna wait for it to get cheap cuz I really miss playing nfs games.

Bermbuster176
Bermbuster176

RavenSoS Posted Apr 30, 2009 7:21 pm PT "Is one multiplayer map really worth $3? Give me a break. This is ridiculous." Haha really, you think it is ridiculous that for the same price of a value meal from burger king that you can get two brand new maps to a great game that will supply countless hours of entertainment. I don't know where your from but a ferrari must be worth $100

thekey
thekey

@TheArcade PSN has been on a roll for quite some time now.

tjoeb123
tjoeb123

Update isn't all that great....talking only about the PSP side; I don't have a PS3

joshrocks2245
joshrocks2245

I thought the Killzone 2 DLC would be free, oh well no new maps for me :(

aaaaaa12
aaaaaa12

gonna get the kz2 pack looks great.

RavenSoS
RavenSoS

Is one multiplayer map really worth $3? Give me a break. This is ridiculous.

joseph_mach
joseph_mach

Nice update for PSN this week. Hopefully the trend continues and with E3 around the corner, who knows what little extra goodies might pop up.

TheArcade
TheArcade

PSN seems to be on a roll. EDIT: Just re-read the article. MvC2 only has local multiplayer?! o_O What is up with that! I coulda sworn Gamespot reported it would have online multiplayer last time...that's so LAME! That's almost as bad as them only offering local play in Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix with the option of only 2 playable characters.

arcelonious
arcelonious

I can't wait to get home from work and download the MvC2 demo.

AngryFingers
AngryFingers

Darn...I'm glad MvC2 will have online matches, but there's no HD remix :( I guess, you can't mess around with what's already a classic (probably why every new Chrono Trigger game that comes out, looks the same).

SPYDER0416
SPYDER0416

I'm glad the Killzone DLC isn't $9.99, cuz I'm tired of paying 1/6 the games price for a couple of maps. I'm ok with $5.99. Yep.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

@doolz: Nice to hear... I'm going to pick it up eventually, I'm just addicted rather badly to MLB 09 The Show right now so I haven't gotten around to it. But I was wondering what people thought of the new maps, thanks.

DanBal76
DanBal76

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