Transformers: Cyberton DLC unfolds on PSN

PlayStation Store Update: $10 add-on for Activision's shooter touches down; Piyotama puzzles PSP; four PlayStation classics hit PSN; PlayStation Plus gets free Critter Crunch, Syphon Filter, and Kahoots.

It's a busy week on the PlayStation Network, as Sony ushers in the first downloadable content pack for Transformers: War for Cybertron, four original PlayStation titles, and three free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Those looking to return to Cybertron this week with something fresh can pick up the Transformers: War for Cybertron: Map and Character Pack ($9.99). The content packs in four new multiplayer environments and five new characters. The four new maps are Havoc and Fortress for standard multiplayer, and District and Forsaken for the title's Escalation mode. Additionally, preorder bonus characters Shockwave, Demolishor, and Jazz are thrown into the mix with the DLC, alongside new characters Scattershot and Onslaught.

Switching to the nostalgic front, Sony ends its dry spell this week by welcoming a quartet of PlayStation classics to the download hub today. They include A Bug's Life ($5.99), The Emperor's New Groove ($5.99), Hercules ($5.99), and Toy Story Racer ($5.99).

Cybertron freshens up with new DLC.

Sony's PlayStation Plus subscribers this week can download three titles of varying size and substance for free. They include the PlayStation One third-person shooter Syphon Filter, the colorful puzzle game Critter Crunch, and the PlayStation mini Kahoots.

The PSP store hatched one game this week. Piyotama ($9.99) is a color-matching puzzle game that tasks players with hatching all of Piyo's eggs before they overflow the nest. This is achieved by matching similarly hued eggs and watching the action commence. The title features two game modes: Free Range and Timed. And players who cluck up high scores can upload the achievement to the game's online leaderboards.

Two new demos from wholly distinct genres came to the PSN this week. The first is a trial for Madden NFL 11. The demo lets players get a feel for the game's new threefold mentality: simpler, quicker, deeper. Those who download the demo for EA's latest annualized football simulator can also hear the game's new announcer, Gus Johnson.

Plastic-instrument-wielding living room rockers seeking new tunes to jam to this week can download fresh content for both Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Rock Band welcomes a six-pack from Spanish musicians Juanes, and Guitar Hero adds a triple shot of the biblically named Avenged Sevenfold.

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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10 comments
Coolyfett
Coolyfett

How come this game is not on the PSP?? That is bad business

DeadnBuried
DeadnBuried

My copy of War for Cybertron only arrived this morning and I've not had the chance to play it yet, hopefully it'll be good enough to warrant this extra content too.

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

@ mrzero1982pt2, thanks. So now $10 can get you all three "exclusive" plus 2 extras and a map pack, I'm not trying to be negative but I would feel REALLY sheepish right now for paying $50 for a character skin. Patience is a virtue. Its just at the point that there are very few exclusives anymore, pre-order yes, but not for long. Anyway, maybe I will pick up Transformers.

DM2438
DM2438

Why do we have to pay for Transformers WFC multiplayer DLC. I mean it should be free due to the fact that the online experience is full of lag, bad connections, etc. The damn thing logs me out all the time, now I can barely find a match on an already barren online experience because I don't have this DLC downloaded (Map load error=no online play)...WACK. They wont be getting my money for this extra crap thats not even worth it. $10...trying to make all that money back due to average if even that sales. I think I'm done with this game now.

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

I am sick of DLC is nearly every game released now. Maps don't do a single thing for me either.

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

HMMM, how much was Demolisher going for on Ebay?

Barighm
Barighm

Just buy the game used and you can avoid giving Activision money while still playing the game lol.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

just give me the transformers DLC! i am glad it is on both consoles, sucks it is activision, but either way you get some pretty good stuff, 5 new characters, and 4 new maps for 2 multiplayer modes... good job