Section 8 leads PSN update

PS3 sees TimeGate Studios' sci-fi first person shooter, Blue Toad Murder Files, three more added to online storefront; Cho Aniki Zero spearheads a slate of five new PSP games.

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The saying goes that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but Sony's last PlayStation Store update of the month is more fearsome than fearful. Beyond the expected assortment of game add-ons, trailers, and other features, the PlayStation 3 and PSP each see five new games introduced to their respective downloadable catalog.

TimeGate has redone some of the textures for the PS3 release of Section 8.

Beginning today, PS3 gamers can download TimeGate Studios' sci-fi first-person shooter Section 8 for $29.99. Released on the Xbox 360 and PC last year, Section 8 for the PS3 includes tweaks to the graphics and multiplayer match-up system, as well three extra maps originally available as downloadable content for the other versions of the game.

For more cerebral gamers, Buzz! Developer Relentless Software has launched the first three episodes of its Blue Toad Murder Files for the PS3. The murder mystery games are available for $7.49 each or can be purchased as a bundle for $14.99. Though they are available separately, episodes two and three each require the first episode be installed on a system in order to play. Episodes four through six are expected to launch April 29.

A pair of prolific PSN developers also have new games available for the PS3 this week, as TikGames launches the Super Monkey Ball-styled Hamsterball for $9.99, while Creat Studios' Wakeboarding HD offers exactly what the title suggests for $14.99. Rounding out the PS3 releases, Anarchy: Rush Hour brings arcade racing based on real locations to the system for $7.99.

Over on the PSP, Aksys Games releases Cho Aniki Zero, the latest installment of the imported Japanese side-scrolling shooter series. Known for its frequently bizarre and suggestive subtext, Cho Aniki Zero sees a pair of scantily clad bodybuilders thwart an evil plan to steal all the protein in the universe and sells for $19.99.

The PSP is also getting a new PSP Mini in the form of the $3.99 offering Alien Zombie Death. The side-scrolling action platforming game sees players assume control of a seemingly doomed astronaut determined to cut down wave after wave of alien zombies before his demise. The game includes a variety of power-ups, medals awarded for in-game tasks, and 14 different levels to shoot up.

The last three new PSP games added to the PlayStation Network this week have all received retail releases in the past. Natsume's role-playing game Adventures to Go! Is now downloadable for $14.99, while Konami's 3D action games Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory and Rengoku II: The Stairway to H.E.A.V.E.N. are now available for $11.99 each.

Finally, Sony has added one more game to its lineup of original PlayStation games that is playable on either the PS3 or the PSP. Gray Matter's 1996 beat-'em-up Perfect Weapon is now available to download for the standard PSone Classics price of $5.99.

Discussion

41 comments
TheSlayerX
TheSlayerX

Werid how come i can't seem to find section 8 on my ps3 download =.=

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

More games please. a few dollars less. make games playable on both PS3 and PSP.

Dragonsingh3000
Dragonsingh3000

im busy playing AvP and bad company 2 and still halo3 to really play this on my ps3, depends how much i guess when it comes out in the UK store

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

Isn't this that the game that got oversahdowed by Halo 3:ODST...no thanks!

deadcowboy6
deadcowboy6

wow Section 8 a recycled 360 game, no thanks

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Well while none of those titles really interest me, that does sound like an awesome update. We could do with one of that calibur at least every month!!

Taevataat
Taevataat

It's less Halo and more Tribes.

flowjo69
flowjo69

the multiplayer is actually pretty amazing , i think most of you havent even tried it and if you have then your perception of this game would be drastically different. take unreal and halo mixed with some warhawk and rpg elements then boom you have this game , gotta say its super awesome fun

thekey
thekey

@KillerWabbit23 I agree with you 100% That FPS nobody brought for the 360 and didn't support the PS3 from jump... No thanks I don't do 360 left overs. I hope that developer never has success.

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

Oh, that one FPS on the Xbox 360 and PC that nobody bought? No thanks.

JOem316
JOem316

Time for some PS2 downloads.

jakek
jakek

i wish they would release xenogears on psone classics

kairikh
kairikh

wow u guys finally managed to post the PS3 update on its release :) good job!

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Not interest really. I want more decent PSON Classics. :P

orestes1981
orestes1981

@SDBusDriver1979 They already remade Star Ocean and Star Ocean: the 2nd Story. It is called Star Ocean: First Encounter and Star Ocean: the Second Evolution (respectively) and the released that on the PSP already. It is superior to the originals in almost every way. Now, if you are talking about a PSN release. Well, that will happen when it happens... :-/

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

@ Gigas_Yuu your not god and everyone will not always agree with you, thats life so accept it "nerd"

DEATH775
DEATH775

Hmm the game can still improve, don't know if this one is any better. But will try it out.

SaudiFury
SaudiFury

wish there were more PSP games on PSN. Crisis Core, War of the Lions, Star Ocean games, Ace Combat... hell the original Ace Combat games would be sweet.... ugh...

railroberto2007
railroberto2007

anarchy rush hour for 7.99 is worth a look. game doesnt look bad and features 46 trophies one of which is a platinum

jrocksreturn
jrocksreturn

Well Everyday Shooter is on sell for 4.99 at least......

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Big ballin now Sony with titles like Hamsterball and Rengoku which has some of the most archaic gameplay I've seen since the earlier psx era. And the giant muscle guys in speedos is just what I'm looking for in Cho Aniki Zero. a Sometimes wish that Gamespot users were in charge of what gets on to the PSN. Like RedWave247 said why not release Final Fantasy 9 to coincide with FFXIII. Or green_dominator who has a more realistic view on pricing for Section 8. Publishers just don't know whats good for them. Also where is Star Ocean 2 or the remake on the PSN to help boast the low sales of Star Ocean International Edition.

Gigas_Yuu
Gigas_Yuu

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monson21502
monson21502

when a game like Section 8 leads PSN update, you know your in for a bad week on the psn store. oh well, back to my game room :wink:

Ares360
Ares360

Section 8 was horrible just like all South Peak games. They have good ideas bu terrible follow ups in gameplay and the multiplayer was meh okay.

Dolohov27
Dolohov27

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RedWave247
RedWave247

Still no sign of Final Fantasy 9, huh?

green_dominator
green_dominator

Section 8 isn't worth the price Sony is asking.....It's a kinda cool game don't misunderstand but the story is way too short and multiplayer is stuck to team based battles and not much variety except the vehicles......Maybe if the game was $19.99

strayfies
strayfies

I think they could find a better market updating more PS1 titles. Sure there weren't a whole lot of them that were ground-breaking amazing, but this sounds like something they should've saved for bottom-of-the-barrel. For my part, I'd like to see another Twisted Metal title put up there, or maybe some of the more obscure JRPGs. MJC0961 has the same idea, I'm with him on that title too.

shawn7324
shawn7324

I gave Section 8 a chance, but just hated it.

ahpuck
ahpuck

Have any of you people downloaded Anarchy: rush hour? can't find anything about it anywhere. I have a feeling this game isn't any good.

Boblehead2008
Boblehead2008

i was having fun with the demo but then got bored and traded it in

metalkid9
metalkid9

this game tanked. Why is this even a news

PSP107
PSP107

minis cost to much

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

I was so excited when I saw the trailers...and then I was so disappointed when i played the demo. =(

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

30 bucks isn't a bad price. I'm glad they noticed people complaining about the visuals of the title. Too bad the game wasn't good enough for even a small amount of followers.

Gigas_Yuu
Gigas_Yuu

Section 8 :( I had a good thirty minutes of fun with it. None of my friends caught on and thus I traded it in. What a waste v_v. And first