PSN gets .detuned, Mushroom Wars, Topatoi

The new release section of the PlayStation Network has been nearly as crowded as actual store shelves of late between the PSP Go launch and a wealth of new downloadable PS3 content. That trend continued with this week's update to the store as PlayStation 3 gamers received four brand-new games, the...

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The new release section of the PlayStation Network has been nearly as crowded as actual store shelves of late between the PSP Go launch and a wealth of new downloadable PS3 content. That trend continued with this week's update to the store as PlayStation 3 gamers received four brand-new games, the PSP online catalog grew by nine newly downloadable offerings, and one more original PlayStation game was added for users of either system.

On the PS3, gamers can now download .detuned (pictured) for $2.99. More an interactive music program than a game, .detuned allows users "to create dynamic artwork in real-time to accompany your XMB music collection." Fiddling with the controller as the music plays will alter the music being played to better fit the scene.

The rest of the PS3 offerings are more traditional game experiences, like the kid-friendly minigame collection Buzz! Junior: Monster Rally ($4.99), Creat Studios' fungi-themed real-time strategy game Mushroom Wars ($9.99), and Boolat Games' Topatoi, a platformer-puzzler in which players control a giant spinning top-like vehicle. A pair of previously released games were also discounted temporarily, as Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty currently sells for $9.99 instead of $14.99, and Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars dropped from $9.99 to $4.99.

The PSP sees an influx of newly downloadable games this week, spearheaded by a trio of Rockstar Games titles. Players on the go can now bring with them digitally distributed versions of the controversial action game Manhunt 2 ($29.99), as well as the racers Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition and Midnight Club LA Remix ($19.99 each). Other new titles include Sony's own SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike ($15.99) and Capcom's Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max ($19.99).

A handful of PSP games for the younger set were also added, starting with Astro Boy: The Video Game ($29.99), the adaptation of the new film. Natsume's long-running agricultural series sees a couple of offerings added to the PSP's downloadable store with Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl ($14.99) and Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon ($14.99). Finally, Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors ($14.99) offers players an on-the-go adaptation of the hobby, perfect for killing time while actually fishing and waiting to get a bite.

Finally, Sony has released a new original PlayStation title playable on both the PS3 and PSP. Eidos' Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation ($5.99) was the fourth installment in the series to hit Sony's first console and features Lara Croft doing her thing in a place rife with tombs worth raiding, Egypt.

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

Discussion

51 comments
lowkey254
lowkey254

@dogpigfish Don't forget Final Fantasy Tactics.

dogpigfish
dogpigfish

I agree. There were "good" ps1 titles, but none are listed except Final Fantasy 7. Oh boy, they just released another line of crap this week!

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

Mushroom wars looks interesting. I might buy Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars now. Too bad Uncharted 2 is taking up all my time.

Geetarman42
Geetarman42

you can get the psp go! from fry's for $200. i think thats in store only though.

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

Tomb Raider? I'm surprised Crystal Dynamics haven't yet remade the other TR games. Mushroom Wars... well I can think of many jokes relating to the Kingdom Fungi. I can also think of a few species that are deadly too.

zaiwen
zaiwen

PSN games are fine.. but Sony still needs more discount prices for most old PSP titles available today.. in addition to that, more CLASSIC PS1 titles, not CRAP PS1 titles

FYMonkey
FYMonkey

Audiosurf, where are yee?! :)

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

"the useless PSP Go! is $249" expensive yes, useless no

qpitty
qpitty

The offerings of the back catalog for the Go is great but i'm not liking all the prices. Some of the new stuff is $39.99 or $29.99, the exact same price they would be in stores. If they don't have o pay to ship the copies to stores and and you don't get the case, surely you can sell them for at least $5 less than a physical copy. Plus, games like Street Fighter ALpha 3 Max have been $19.99 since 2007. That should be $14.99 by now physical or digital.

jennysalala
jennysalala

Is SalarianChemist a person who believes anything he/she/it wants to believe? IT IS A RUMOUR THAT THE NEXT DS IS GOING TO CONTAIN TEGRA. Second, the PSP is not $249. The PSP is $160 as a core pack, and the useless PSP Go! is $249, so get your facts straight... EVERY comment I see from you is like one from a child with an IQ of 10.

blackace
blackace

A lot of junk for the most part. I already have the Midnight Club games on my XBox/XBox 360 and PSP. SFA 3 MAX might be worth a look and maybe Harvest Moon, but everything else I'm not really interested in. I was looking for games like Fear Effect, Out of this World (it's sequel Heart of an Alien), Brave Fencer Mushashi, Parasite Eve, Crash Bandicoot 1-3, Pandemonium, Jumping Flash and other hard to find titles.

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

Not really interested in any of the games this week, I understand with the PSPgo coming out the constant arrival of PSP games but I really wish they would stop wasting time releasing PSone games and spend that time on fresh content. I mean how many of you people out there went out and bought all the Tomb Raiders or Coolboarders? When I want some nostalgia I go further back to Genesis, NES or even Atari 2600. The PSone was the first system to bring us 3D platforming which was extremely innovative at the time but most of it looks and feels like absolute garbage now. I couldn't even enjoy Twisted Metal 2 when I tried again its just boring, I mean how sad is that. Fresh content please. You can start with a new Twisted Metal, even if it has to be a downloadable although Id prefer a full retail release.

Red_Armadilloe
Red_Armadilloe

(Sigh) Cool stuff and all...but I was really hoping Trine would be in this update. When the heck is that coming out!?

SalarianChemist
SalarianChemist

I think the PSP is not a good investment right now, especially for $249. Now that we know there is a new Nintendo DS on the way with a powerful Nvidia GPU, along with a dual thumbstick design, I think this new DS is going to be even more dominant than the previous DS.

razorback187
razorback187

Idea for PSN: LET ME STREAM NETFLIX. Upgrade the clunky browser so it is actually usable. I bought it hoping it would be a decent home theater PC, and it is a total fail. I'm going to have to buy a dedicated HTPC and relegate the PS3 to the exercise room. Vote this up if you want a better browser.

tremor33
tremor33

@ChidoriBoyU I don't believe you have to choose a state, but I may be wrong. I just heard this as an easy solution for people in other regions to get region-exclusive content. I'm in the US, but I was thinking about making a Europe and Japanese account so I can see what exclusives they've got

KBABZ
KBABZ

And who says PSN is barely updated with new content anymore?

ioannisdenton
ioannisdenton

yay!!!!!!! Psn gets better and better and it is free! as it should be

ChidoriBoyU
ChidoriBoyU

@tremor33 i think if he does then he'll have to choose a state no? i mean i'm having a problem paying online cuz my account is a US account and i'm not living in the US,every time i try to buy sth they ask me to choose a state that's why i'm not able to pay for xbox live gold too :(

tremor33
tremor33

@jakie91 why not just create a US account?

blackwingzero
blackwingzero

When are they going to release any more Final Fantasy games on the PSN network?

jakie91
jakie91

So Australia gets these games this time next year?

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

Harvest moon??? I want Harvest moon on my PSP!!!! *Heading to PSN Store... seaching the games on GS just for curiosity sake... Both of the games are mediocre... :-/ * errr.... forget about that. Manhunt2 for me.

guyguyguy1234
guyguyguy1234

My goodness at this rate the PS3 is going to blow everyone out of the water. heck, I'm even getting one. ive wanted one since the beginning, but they were toooo expensive. Im assuming thats why people are buying them. Cuz they wanted to earlier.

fede_pyro
fede_pyro

.deTuned is in certain mode too cool, you will get the %100 of trophies in 1 hour or less, but it's funny, and bizzarre, for $2.99 it's worth, it's like a premium music vizualizer

gogi94
gogi94

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YoJim8obaJoe
YoJim8obaJoe

neorekka Posted Oct 16, 2009 4:00 am GMT Good news indeed but is till hate digital download. HARD COPIES FTW!!! agreed,I always like to have a case and manuel with my games.DLed versions should be cheaper due to no disc,case or manuel costs

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

@Kleeyook: Why not just create a US account?

YoJim8obaJoe
YoJim8obaJoe

when the hell they releasing the LBP sephiroth skin?I saw pics for that months ago and me wants it :)

Rikuide_Furame
Rikuide_Furame

@ ChidoriBoyU: Agreed. I'm very interested in .detuned though. I'll have a look at it over the weekend.

ChidoriBoyU
ChidoriBoyU

i'm waiting for a topic titled "PSN gets PS2 and DC games" but i gotta say .detuned seems good

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Plz, I beg u! Bring HM to Sweden PS Store! :(

OmegaBob
OmegaBob

hehe! I have the Microprose XCom collection and even double dipped for the Steam version, but for some reason, I think I still prefer the PSone version! WHY DID I TRADE IT IN??? /cries

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

@ OmegaBob, Right next to you on that one man. Wouldn't mind playing that on my PSP.

OmegaBob
OmegaBob

I would love it if Sony released the PSone version of X-Com! *fingers crossed*

Eazy1891
Eazy1891

i have a feeling next week will be companies like Square Enix....also i think that the PS Store releases will get really huge come christmas time with all the stuff everybody really truly wants

BlazeFirestorm
BlazeFirestorm

Awesome I was just wondering if they were gonna put out TR: Last Revelation. Downloaded and been playing through the TR games this week. Sure the franchise has had its ups and downs (perhaps one too many downs) but I've always enjoyed Lara's PSone exploits.

BlazeFirestorm
BlazeFirestorm

Awesome I was just wondering if they were gonna put out TR: Last Revelation. Downloaded and been playing through the TR games this week. Sure the franchise has had its ups and downs (perhaps one too many downs) but I've always enjoyed Lara's PSone exploits.

LordVorticon
LordVorticon

The list of content available for download may be growing but I cant see many people shelling put $250 for a psp while you could get a PS3 for only $40 more. The "Go" really doesnt really do anything more then a regular PSP-3000 series and no program to download purchased umd games from PSN is probally hurting sales of the system aswell.

EPaul
EPaul

Decent Update

HerbalVideogame
HerbalVideogame

I wonder what people 100 years from now will think of our DVD's and Blu-Ray Discs... "UMD what is THAT?"

neorekka
neorekka

Good news indeed but is till hate digital download. HARD COPIES FTW!!!

RAGINGxPONY
RAGINGxPONY

Still no Dissdia, Crisis Core or Grand Theft Auto. But still better than last weeks update.

kittylauncher
kittylauncher

good selection of games there judging by that list. Awesome news!