PlayStation Store Update: Killzone 3 single-player demo shoots up PSN

Sampler for Guerrilla Games' upcoming shooter lands on download hub alongside Yakuza 4 demo; downloadable games add ATV Pure, Back to the Future series, Sam and Max episodes, and Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition; TNT Racers, Tactics Ogre hit PSP storefront.

It's a busy week on the PlayStation Network, as gamers have a range of new offerings to consider, including Killzone 3 and Yakuza 4 samplers, Telltale Games' Marty McFly series, and Tactics Ogre for the PSP.

Leading the charge this week is a single-player demo for Killzone 3. The sampler features a single level, Icy Incursion, which sees players return to the conflict between the human Interplanetary Strategic Alliance and the Nazi-like Helghast. As the title implies, the level will feature a wintry landscape on the planet Helghan, which players must negotiate with the help of jetpacks. Melee combat will also play a major role in the level.

The Helghast, and their red eyes, invade the PSN this week.

Another high-profile demo out now on the PSN is for Yakuza 4. The demo will let players try out all four of the characters and their respective fighting styles. PlayStation Plus subscribers can download the demo today, with all PlayStation Network users getting access to it on February 23.

Out now in the PlayStation 3 download department is the Back to the Future: The Game series ($20 for the entire, five-part season). Taking place six months after the events of the third firm, Telltale's point-and-click adventure series has players traveling through time, mending wrongs, and preventing unthinkable time-travel-related mistakes.

Those not interested in Back to the Future, but another Telltale-developed series, can pick up Sam and Max episodes 2-5 ($9 each). The titles are part of the five-part The Devil's Playhouse season and include The Tomb of Sammun-Mak, They Stole Max's Brain!, Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, and The City That Dares Not Sleep.

Also out now as a PS3 game download is Pure ($20). The quad bike racer sports 30 unique courses ranging from snowy Italian mountains to the rim of a volcano and allows gamers to participate against 15 other racers.

The last PS3 title out this week on the PSN is Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition ($6). The "anime-style, robot fighting action" game has players fighting through 11 distinct levels of action with varied weaponry and a techno-dance soundtrack.

Gamers looking to add to their existing games can download new content for Mindjack. Map Pack 1 ($7) for the shooter will include new multiplayer maps. The Airport Shootout and Construction Carnage maps have gamers defending themselves against waves of enemies, while the Container Maze battlefield sees players winding their way through shipping containers to outflank snipers.

Switching to the PSP storefront, Sony added two new titles to the download space this week, the first of which is Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together ($40). Tactics Ogre is a remake featuring extra subplots, new and redesigned characters, and added gameplay mechanics that allow players to turn back time, either to change the story's direction by revisiting key plot points or to replay critical points of individual battles for a better outcome.

The other PSP title out now is TNT Racers ($8). From dtp Entertainment, the zany racy title has up to four players racing around 18 distinct courses using power-ups like the confetti mines, candy cannon, space rockets, and other items to thwart the progress of competitors. The title also boasts online leaderboards, 45 challenges to compete in, time trials, and custom races.

Gamers looking to the past for fun can download three new PSOne Classics this week. Out now on the PSN is tactical role-playing game Saiyuki Journey West ($6), fighting game Destrega ($6), and strategy game Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire ($6).

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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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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monson21502
monson21502

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FoxxJ
FoxxJ

I feel better :)

blackace
blackace

MessySlickJr Posted Feb 16, 2011 12:08 pm PT I played the co-op demo for kz3 last week with my bro. It was cool but it got annoying when one of us would die. Tactics Ogre looks great too, I need to get it soon! ****************************************************************** Just got back from picking up my copy of Tactics Ogre. The guide didn't come in yet however. Fry's Electronics has it on sale for $35.99. The only reason I got it at Gamestop was because I thought the guide was going to be there. It's 20% off the guide. I got the bonus Tarot cards as well. Soem guy already sold his on EBay for $75. Damn!! [url]http://cgi.ebay.com/Tactics-Ogre-Tarot-Cards-NEW-UNOPENED-RARE-PSP-/320657919120?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item4aa8b38c90[/url] Maybe I'll sell mine too.

youngsexynerd
youngsexynerd

maaan i realy want tactics ogre, and i cant belive they released destrega, that game was sweet, so many dbz type memorys with that game, and saiyuki looks pretty sweet, im a sucker for tactical rpgs, now all i need to know is WHERE THE HELL are xenogears and vagrant story??? and also legend of mana and threads of fate which were all anounced for america like 2 months ago, an yet not 1 of them have emerged?? cmon squareenix hurry and release your ps1 classics already!!!!

SuperMessy
SuperMessy

I played the co-op demo for kz3 last week with my bro. It was cool but it got annoying when one of us would die. Tactics Ogre looks great too, I need to get it soon!

Superzone
Superzone

Killzone 2 wasn't really my cup of tea, but I might at least try out the demo for KZ3. Who knows, I might like it!

F-14-D_TOMCAT
F-14-D_TOMCAT

Nice, finally us non psn+ guys get to download it.

monson21502
monson21502

i gotta download this tonite. im so sick of black ops

sagameister3
sagameister3

Glad I subscribed to psn+. Played killzone 3 single+multiplayer weeks ago and was definitely worthwhile, which gave enough time to decide on buying the game or not. Looking forward to finish downloading Yakuza 4 and BttF demo.

Raziel_0
Raziel_0

the multiplayer demo expired yesterday :(

DG_Addict
DG_Addict

is it just me or do you need to be a PS+ member to DL this?

XxHYDROZILLAxX
XxHYDROZILLAxX

So much fun! The 3D feature on my LED will finally be used regularly. The 3D demo is great!

blackace
blackace

I might download the KZ3 demo. I'm sure it'll take a whole day to do it. I still have to do the Sony Update first though. I'll be picking up Tactis Ogre (PSP) and DQ VI (DS) at lunch time. So much gaming goodness this month and next. I remember Spring use to be dead when it came to great games, but not anymore. LOL!!

cesar46
cesar46

Killzone 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

The back To The Future Demo was pretty cool, even though the characters slightly resemble the actors it still feels like BTTF.

gstealer
gstealer

Ima be dowloading this asap!

MrSelf-Destruct
MrSelf-Destruct

Yeah, the KZ3 demo is nuts. This will be my first day one buy in a long time.

CR00K
CR00K

I found the demo to be insane! (In a good way.) People need to take more advantage of the new slide mechanic. I really got some insane stylish kills using it. You can use it for more than just sliding to cover.