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Hard Corps Uprising, Mortal Kombat demo slam PSN

PlayStation Store Update: New slate of digital wares led by Konami's Contra-style shooter, sampler for WBIE's sanguineous fighter; Prince of Persia, Slam Bolt Scrappers also hit PS3 storefront.


No Caption Provided It's a busy week on the PlayStation Network, as new content now available ranges from a Contra prequel to 2K Sports' latest baseball game for the PSP.

First out of the gate for the PlayStation 3 is Hard Corps: Uprising ($15). Developed by Arc System Works, the 2D side-scrolling shooter sees players assuming the role of the soldier Bahamut as part of a prequel story to Contra: Hard Corps.

Sony added two other full-game PS3 titles to its download hub, the first of which is Slam Bolt Scrappers ($15). The game has players creating weapons and using them to bring down their opponents in Slam Bolt City. In addition to a four-player co-op campaign mode, Slam Bolt Scrappers features a head-to-head mode.

Hard Corps Uprising rises to the PSN.
Hard Corps Uprising rises to the PSN.

The other new addition to the PS3's online storefront is Ubisoft's Prince of Persia ($20). Released in 2008, the title puts players in control of a nameless prince adventurer, who has witnessed the death of the Tree of Life. To restore light to the world, the prince partners with Elika, a deadly ally.

Gamers looking to try before they buy this week can grab a handful of new demos. These samplers include a multiplayer experience for Crytek's upcoming shooter Crysis 2, trials for Plants vs. Zombies, PlayStation Move Heroes, and Slam Bolt Scrappers.

Also out now is a sampler for Warner Bros.' bloody fighter reboot Mortal Kombat, which is due for full release on April 19. The demo lets gamers get a first look and feel for the game by offering up Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Mileena, and Johnny Cage as playable characters.

Those looking to the past for their fun can grab one new PSOne Classic from the download space this week, Parasite Eve ($6). The game has players controlling NYPD officer Aya Brea, a rookie who hunts down a biological presence known as Eve, before it can destroy humanity.

Switching to the PSP download hub, Sony added four new games to the space today, the first of which is Major League Baseball 2K11 ($20). 2K Sports' annual baseball simulator for Sony's portable sports Franchise and Season modes, as well as Home Run Derby, the Farm, and Manager Showdown avenues.

Also out now for PSP is Gods Eater Burst ($40). The game is the second installment in Namco Bandai's multiplayer action series for Sony's portable, and it debuted in October in Japan to sales of 263,150. The original God Eater was never released in North America.

The last two PSP titles out this week are the dungeon traversing Jikandia: The Timeless Land ($25) and the racing game Vertigo ($10).

Music game fans looking to add to their virtual song libraries can grab new tunes for Rock Band 3 and DJ Hero 2. Harmonix's music game adds four new songs from The Police, OK Go, and War. Activision's disc jockey game welcomes the Indie Hip Hop Mix Pack, which includes remixed tunes from Atmosphere, RJD2, Jaylib, and others.

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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