PlayStation Store Update: Beyond Good & Evil HD, Uncharted 3 MP beta

High-def update for Ubisoft's classic actioner joins online trial for Naughty Dog's latest; Gatling Gears, Puzzle Dimension, and Streets of Rage 2 also out; Crysis 2 DLC and five new demos debut.

The PlayStation Network is a hotbed for new content today, as Sony has added new content ranging from the HD remake of Beyond Good & Evil to a multiplayer beta test of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to downloadable add-ons for Crytek's Crysis 2.

Leading today's charge is Beyond Good & Evil HD ($10). Originally released in November 2003, Beyond Good & Evil won critical acclaim for its mix of traditional action adventure elements with stealth segments, a picture-taking gameplay mechanic, and an engaging story of a young woman pulled into a rebel faction to blow the lid off of a planetary government conspiracy. The HD revamp features 1080p graphics, including enhanced character models and upgraded textures, as well as a remastered score.

Jade the journalist returns in the HD overhaul of Beyond Good & Evil.

Though Uncharted 3 doesn't ship until this November, gamers can play the game's multiplayer component today. Those who purchased Infamous 2 or are a PlayStation Plus subscriber can access the beta--which developer Naughty Dog detailed recently--today. The beta goes live for everyone else on July 4.

Also out now as a full-game download for the PlayStation 3 is Gatling Gears ($10), a twin-stick shooter set in the steampunk sci-fi universe of Mistbound. In the game, players will dodge sinkholes, fight off walker units, and battle against clans in an effort to defeat an evil corporation. Doctor Entertainment's Puzzle Dimension ($9) and the Sega Genesis classic Streets of Rage 2 ($5) are also now available through the PSN.

Gamers looking to augment their copies of Crysis 2 can grab the Decimation Pack ($10) today. The content brings five new multiplayer environments: 5th Avenue, Chasm, Plaza, Prism, and Apartments. In addition to the new killing spaces, the content includes two more weapons: the FY71 for long-range combat and the smoke grenade for close-quarters fighting.

New for the PSP this week is the Dual Pack line, which includes two games for $14.99. The PSP Dual Packs are available in the following configurations: Secret Agent Clank and Daxter; Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow and Killzone Liberation; and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo.

Players hoping to try before they buy have three new demos to choose from this week, the first of which is for racing game Motorstorm: Apocalypse. The other new samplers are for NCAA Football 12, Duke Nukem Forever, and Homefront.

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

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19 comments
chikahiro94
chikahiro94

You guys are only getting BG&E now? Gah... in this day and age there's no reason for games not to come out on the PS3/PSN and 360/Live at the same time. Hopefully in the future there nobody will have to wait for their system of choice to get a game like that... Anyhow - please enjoy a great game, and here's hoping more will follow and soon :)

firedrakes
firedrakes

the beta really sucking on hit detection. seeing i stand their and put a full ak clip (point blank) and he turns around and puts just a few rounds and i am dead

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

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bigstevieg85
bigstevieg85

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fester420
fester420

Have an Uncharted 3 beta code for whoever wants it.

pszone
pszone

uncharted 3 beta for me if its in the uk aslo already got Beyond Good And Evil HD got it half price on psn plus. Its great game and today hope my day get better uncharted 3 beta.

jamyskis
jamyskis

Is Gamespot quoting directly from press releases without checking their sources or something? I've played Beyond Good and Evil to death on the PC and I can tell you that the PS3 and Xbox "HD" remakes are nothing of the sort. Rather, they are direct ports of the PC version with no texture or model enhancement whatsoever, and they even have the same bugs as the original PC game (the juttering of the star cloud at the beginning of the games, problems with speech out of sync in cutscenes etc.)

Spacerac
Spacerac

@BigAl519 IMO the loading after every death annoyed me. But the demo wasn't horrible.

Spacerac
Spacerac

Quick question somebody, does Beyond Good and Evil for PS3 have locked saves (can't transfer them to a flash drive etc)?

Pete5506
Pete5506

Got to download the uncharted beta

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

@BigAl519 i dont listen to gamespot reviews for nothing after i see them give every COD a 9.0 & its unoriginal.

BigAl519
BigAl519

Tried the Duke Nukem demo and I have to say screw you Gamespot. I hope your reviewers are fired abruptly. Sure the game isn't a best seller by any means but there sure as hell is no way its worth only a 3.5. It is everything that was duke nukem. Even the controls were quite good, minus the driving. What next, because the next Tomb Raider doesn't excel and be a number one seller are you going to give it a 2 even if it has great gameplay? Fail

MCenturion
MCenturion

The Beta is fun and pretty interestin so far. (I've only played the three team deathmatch) But it gets very annoyin that the game keeps freezin or lags terribly. But this is a beta so its to be expected. But its still a pretty fun game regardless.

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

I'm downloading the Uncharted 3 Beta right now! I'm so pumped!

Ivory-Dynamite
Ivory-Dynamite

Good I would like to try out the Duke Nukem Demo

fkbwii
fkbwii

I bet @JodyR is excited about Beyond Good & Evil HD! I haven't played it yet, so I'll be picking it up after the Uncharted 3 beta ends.

1997RPGguy
1997RPGguy

I just got beyond good and evil for my xbox and its awesome!!