PSN update sees rush of PSP games

Brothers in Arms, TMNT, Chessmaster, Driver '76 go downloadable for Sony's handheld; other additions include PS3 Droplitz and original PlayStation Mobile Light Force.

With Sony's PSP Go set for an October 1 launch, there's little debate that the electronics giant needs to significantly bolster its library of downloadable titles for the premium-priced UMD-less handheld. Today's PlayStation Network update goes some way toward addressing that concern, with four PSP games being added to the downloadable storefront, as well as one PlayStation original playable either on the handheld or on the PlayStation 3.

Thanks to Brothers in Arms, every day can be D-Day!

The newly added PSP games are Brothers in Arms: D-Day, Chessmaster: The Art of Learning, Driver '76, and TMNT. All four of the games have been previously released on the system's UMD format and carry a $19.99 downloadable price tag (with the exception of Brothers in Arms D-Day, which sells for $14.99). They range in size from 84MB (Chessmaster) to 1.05GB (Brothers in Arms).

The catalog of original PlayStation titles is also being expanded this week with the addition of XS Games' Mobile Light Force for $5.99. Originally released in 2003, the game is a localized version of Capcom's arcade shoot-'em-up Gunbird.

The last full game being added to Sony's online storefront this week is Droplitz for the PlayStation 3. Released earlier this week on the Xbox 360's Live Arcade service, the aquatic puzzler is available for $9.99.

In addition to the usual assortment of new trailers, themes, and downloadable content for games, including Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Little Big Planet, and Cuboid, Sony has also introduced a PS3 demo for The BIGS 2. Set for a July 7 release, the arcade-style baseball game is being developed by Blue Castle Games, the studio behind Dead Rising 2.

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regix416_basic
regix416_basic

You know, I like it that the PSP is getting attention, but I'm getting sick of the PS Classics getting crap updates. And that its getting games that no one in their right mind has even heard of. The last few updates have been junk that nobody cares about... whatever happened to us getting FF Tactics or Xenogears, huh? Or even Wild Arms 2? I've noticed they haven't been rushing those out lately. I'd love to see Vagrant Story on PSN.

NuKkU
NuKkU

man the PSN is really becoming quite great considering its free before it was just okay now its good hope it becomes great in the coming weeks/months

robinkurosaki
robinkurosaki

steelwing i am inclined to agree with you haha, you certainly do wonder, cos no way can you rely on getting the games you already own for download. id also like to point out gamespot are a bit stupid, driver 76 was already on the psn store it has been for ages

xunhallowed
xunhallowed

@Steelwing7 You're god damn right. And there's so much more, it's not even funny.

Steelwing777
Steelwing777

why dont i just get my psp hacked so i can just download it off my computer and so i can play other psp games,sega genesis,and anything else that comes to mind...i think it might be a great way to save lots of money

condelirios
condelirios

If they can produce a 64GB M2 stick for PSP Go.. that will end the problem of space for me... and my iPod will be history. The Playstation store better start getting more than 4 titles a week added.. They need to add EVERY title ever released...and when they do they need to upgrade the store to be able to sort and filter on release date, title, manufacturer and genre... not just the UMD, PSone and PSP download only categories. Also... why can't ALL of these be a download also available for play on the PS3? I am more than sure it can handle all the PSP games. This is a great feature with the PS1 titles, why not all of them?

Ultramarinus
Ultramarinus

PSN store still is extremely poor, you can't find any of the most popular games except a couple maybe. Most of the titles are stuff I wouldn't bother playing even if offered free. Same for older games, I already feel sorry for the people who'll fall for PSP Go.

guynamedyeah
guynamedyeah

yeah to blood omen, i'm with you guys on that one.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@xtorshinizt ty for the link I didnt see a price listed anywhere but even if it cost over but I wouldnt be surprised is Sony is working on a 32 Memory Stick PRO DUO to combat this.

Cohenat
Cohenat

I like to see on PSN, Vandal Hearts 1+2 (the first one i want more, maybe as an snack before the next VH come on the end of the year), Suikoden 2 (i did replayed the first one 5 days before and i was again great and i want to be able to use the save in the second one ), Legend of Dragoon (its on the japan PSN already), Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen ( Midnightshade29 is right its great game, i liked it much more than the other Legacy of Kain games, not to mention it was my first PSX game :) ), FFT (again on the japan PSN already), Vagrant Story and many many more great titles.

Midnightshade29
Midnightshade29

Yeah...I second the request for Blood Omen, Leagacy of Kain and Legend of the Dragoon!!! I think we will have more hope with Dragoon though, for one it was Sony's premeir RPG and it was a fantastic epic that i like more than Final Fantasy ...gasp....yeah it's true it rocked and GS can go sit on its 6.5 score it gave it....shameful, they didn't like the game becasue it was too long? As for Blood Omen, It is was published by activision back then, but then Eidos Got the rights to the franchise which is why Legacy of Kain (raziel games) and Blood Omen 2(ps2 game) were done published by Eidos and made by Crystal Dynamics. The first Blood Omen is still an epic to this day!! I rate it up there with Castlevania SOTN...thats how good it is. But Square-Msenix...now owns Eidos, so i doubt we will see them anytime soon. Look how long it took FF7 to come stateside!!!! Yet alone an Eidos game, or hell even other popular square titles like Vagrant Story.... People blame Sony for the slow release of PS1 games, but that simply is the wrong people to balme. 80% of all PS1 games on PSN are Sony Published, with 2nd place going to Capcom and 3rd going to Konami, with 1 Squaresoft(not enix) game....Why these 3rd party ps1 game makers don't put there entire catalog on there is beyond me..hell ff7 sold 100,000 in a week (a 12 year old ps1 game) The games are made...the emulation is flawless on psp and ps3 for ps1 games... It's instant profit at zero cost...stupid 3rd parties

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

@brendanhunt1, Well, I'd assume that the reasoning behind that is that since the ps2 is still on the market that probably isn't a viable plan right now for Sony to do (as they are, of course, still making money off the ps2 hardware as well as games). I would think that this will only become a option, with ps2 games when the actual system is completely discontinued and all manufacturing of it has completely ended--a la the PSone/PS. Then that's when you'll probably see ps2 games on PSN. On that note though of titles that I'd like to see on PSN, man I'd LOVE for Sony to talk with Konami about releasing the original Silent Hill! Damn, now that's a title I'd love to get....of course, knowing Konami and Sony that'll probably take forever to ever happen (or the JPN PSN will get if years before the US one). You see how long it took us to get MGS? Well, I can dream...

VanGriffin
VanGriffin

I wish they would post legends of Dragoon. My fave PS1 title. but TMNT is totally fun to play.

the_sorrow_MGS_
the_sorrow_MGS_

I am begging whoever gives these things the go ahead...please please put blood omen, or as many LOK games as you can on the PSN!

DporraZ
DporraZ

They are still going to make it, for the time being at least...

gameguy0697
gameguy0697

is there going to be NO more manufacturing for UMD or are they still goin to make them

scarface_psp
scarface_psp

when you buy games online u have to download it right do you

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

I'm glad Sony finally realized that the game library on PSN was pathetic and that they're bolstering it up for PSPgo. But I'll be keeping my old PSP and just get a 16GB memory stick. Now where are the PS2 games on PSN? PLEEEZZZZ

Sendmn23
Sendmn23

I'm not being fooled by the hype machine into buying another psp... Not until they put in a touch screen, and another anolog stick. THATS WHAT I WANT AS A CONSUMER! I'm tired of Sony telling me what I want... hatieshorrer Posted Jun 26, 2009 5:31 pm PT A PSP 3000 cost $169.99 A 16 gig memory stick PRO DUO cast $79.99 So why buy a PSP Go for $249.99 when you can get a PSP 3000 with 16 gig memory stick for the same price that has a larger screen and UMD drive. AGREED!

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

A PSP 3000 cost $169.99 A 16 gig memory stick PRO DUO cost $79.99 So why buy a PSP Go for $249.99 when you can get a PSP 3000 with 16 gig memory stick for the same price that has a larger screen and UMD drive.

Evil-Mad-Mike
Evil-Mad-Mike

I havent seen this one being asked, but i would love to see Blood Omen Legacy of Kain on the psn. Love that game and hopefully they could do something about the load times in the game.

franwex
franwex

lol! Look at all these request! You know what-yeah! I have some too! Tomba and Tomba 2!!! And maybe PS2 games! Or how about the software to emulate ps2 games!

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Will buy RE2 as soon as it's on PSN :D ..I'll pass on RE since I got the DS ver.

jeffokiecorry2
jeffokiecorry2

Any doubts I had about Sony this generation are being completely and very forcefully swept away, and I don't even own the PS3...yet! Thankfully I can enjoy PS1 and PSP games on my PSP! It's my 360 that I am starting to wonder about. The RPG "flood" on 360 doesn't seem so flood-like any more... I'm retro, so this is great for me. Being able to legally download old games sold me on the Wii and is now one of the main reasons for my kudos and support to Sony.

Colsworl
Colsworl

I could never be bothered going into town to get a PSP game but I would be more likely to download them now. I may check out Driver '76. I loved Parallel Lines on the PS2.

Regisland
Regisland

Naedeslus just murdered English.

Naedeslus
Naedeslus

can i has parasite eve pleesee?

Regisland
Regisland

@ denicola_a_god how about u check psn better

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

They must be pushing out all the crap to get ready for a flood of good stuff.

bubnux
bubnux

All fine and good, but where's MvC2 and the Fallout 3 DLC? Both were promised at the end of June.

denicola_a_god
denicola_a_god

more psone classics would be sick crash bandicoot and suchh

hiryu3
hiryu3

Don't forget RE2 and RE3 on US shores

hiryu3
hiryu3

we need Dino Crisis and Parasite Eve

chromium42
chromium42

give me Vagrant Story, and FF VIII and IX to download to my PSP!

Nihmmoh
Nihmmoh

the downloadable games are probably for the upcoming PSP GO im guessing, and i bet there will be much more

grand17
grand17

also, why doesnt the old stuff on psn get marked down? they have the very rare 1 week sale on a few titles but cmon. pain has been out for like 2 years, just make it $5 permanently

grand17
grand17

its great whenever anything is added to the psn library but i dont have a psp and when i looked at yesterdays release i was hoping for a lot more ps3 downloadable games

irongobbo
irongobbo

The guy on the left in the Brothers in Arms shot looks like Harry Potter

spacer69
spacer69

I wouldn't call 4 games being added to PSN as a rush of games coming from the PSP catalog of games. Plus the quality of those games are average to below average. Sony could do so much better and I hope they do because they need all the help they can to compete with the other two heavy weights and maybe a fourth player in the market at the end of this year with Onlive game streaming service. It looks like Sony is trying to be the first to combat Onlive future market services.

zomglolcats
zomglolcats

Wow. I hope they expand that game catalog greatly between now and Oct. 1st because those games they added really aren't very enticing. I can think of dozens of great PSP games that should be up there.

ivory_soul
ivory_soul

@ Zero9698 you can get a 4GB at Amazon for $15-20 and an 8GB for $25-35

slipknot61174
slipknot61174

I want the PS1 Capcom fighters, Tekken 2 and 3, and FF8 and 9 in the PS Store. Monkeys in the back, make it happen!!

GuitarAmp58
GuitarAmp58

@zero9698 Wal-mart should have cheaper Memory Sticks.

Zero9698
Zero9698

the psone classics are good and umd legacy also.they neeed more twisted metal.I NEED A NEW MEM STICK AT A LOW PRICE ANYBODY KNOW WHERE TO GET IT?

cjasko94
cjasko94

I could really care less about the psp. Hmmm speaking of psn, whens the next firmware update anyway?