Top Gun soars to PSN

PlayStation Store Update: Film-inspired $15 combat sim hits PS3 storefront; Ys Seven added to PSP marketplace; Uncharted 2 multiplayer DLC also hits this week.

Sony's virtual marketplace grows this week with new digital additions ranging from a game based on the 1986 Tom Cruise film to the latest Ys action role-playing game.

Cleared for takeoff first this week is Doublesix Games' free-flying combat title Top Gun ($14.99). Based on the Top Gun film starring Tom Cruise, the title casts players as a fighter pilot zooming through 11 campaign missions. The developer aimed for authentic integrity not only by including the original Top Gun theme song, but also by calling upon the film's screenwriter Jack Epps Jr. to pen the game's script. In addition to its single-player mode, Top Gun features a 16-player online game type, where players can pilot through five competitive game modes.

Top Gun takes off this week.

Also hitting this week is the PSP action role-playing game Ys Seven ($29.99). The seventh iteration in the Ys series, the game released in Japan last year and the localized version hit today. From Japanese developer Nihon Falcom, the game casts players as Adol Christin, a brave adventurer. Using melee and elemental powers, players will fight monsters and battle bosses, ultimately attempting to thwart nefarious powers and save the day.

For those looking to get more out of their existing games, Sony added new content for Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves today. The game's Sidekick Skins Pack ($2.99) is now available to download and includes eight new character skins for use in the game's multiplayer component.

Sony added three samplers this week, the first of which is for EA Sports' NHL 11. The demo gives players a look and feel for the game's new physics engine, said to create more realistic scenarios in the hockey simulator.

He's not your average Joe.

For the thrill-seeking gamer, Sony dropped a demo for Hello Games' well-received death-defying thrill-ride game, Joe Danger. The PS3-exclusive released in early June and its demo lets players try out the game's ludicrous stunts.

The last demo hitting the PlayStation Store this week is for Tom Clancy's high-flying combat sequel, H.A.W.X. 2. The trial casts players as a superelite pilot, flying the most technologically advanced and deadly air machines available.

On the Minis side of things, Sony added just one miniscule title to the catalog today. Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter ($3.99) is a prehistoric tracking game that casts players as a dino hunter seeking out the ancient prey.

Living room rock gods and goddesses this week can look forward to new content for Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Activision's music game welcomes a three-pack from alt-rockers Weezer, and Rock Band sees songs from The Black Keyes and Neon Trees added to its extensive library of tunes.

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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18 comments
TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@monson21502 That was part of the many problems of the game. There was also abstract nonsensical level design, enemy appearances were overly random, the balance in the different type of missles was broken, getting gas from another plane was a pain, just a broken game overall !

monson21502
monson21502

@TheTrueMagusX1, the nes games didnt suck... it just sucked crashing all the time:P

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@IkedaTeramusa This "kiddo" remembers Top Gun on the NES from back in those days, since this Kiddo was around back then, and to be honest, that Top Gun game on NES and its sequel on the NES were to me Garbage. Not saying this new one is as I have not played it, but even in those Days top Gun for the NES was not very good....

Talldude80
Talldude80

Looks pretty sweet. and if it's cheap, it'll be an easy pick up.

colejd
colejd

Does anyone remember Top Gun: Fire at Will for PC? I liked playing that, it was alright.

IkedaTeramusa
IkedaTeramusa

You kiddo's probably don't remember but BACK IN THE DAY, Top Gun was one of my favorite games on the NES. Especially battling some of the best fighters. Of course this was before online multiplayer and all the garbage. Heck, back then you had to put your phone on a modem in order to get 2400 kbps. Only thing I'm waiting for is the fact that it's going to cost me 15. I have about a half a dozen multiplayer dogfighting games at the moment, what makes this one better?

the_requiem
the_requiem

TopGun - homoerotic chest thumping volleyball = FAIL!!! No, really.

Lebowski__basic
Lebowski__basic

Glad to see it has multiplayer. It definitely took my breath away when I read they were putting this on the PSN.

COPMAN221
COPMAN221

I not sure on this one. I saw the video and the graphics looked PS2ish. Can someone confirm this or do I need glasses...

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

wonder whats free for PSN+, I havent yet checked

cjasko94
cjasko94

For $13 you can get Warhawk

monson21502
monson21502

hope it has a demo. hate when you cant try psn games before you buy em.....

cornerback3
cornerback3

I like these $15 downloadable psn games

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

Wow a $14.99 game has a script?!

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Beautiful....PSN is getting the job done on the virtual front. Is Top Gun for PSP?

ahpuck
ahpuck

I don't know about Top Gun, but Joe Danger is fun as heck. A bit challenging at times, but always fun.