Infamous, Hot Shots: Get a Grip light up PSN
PlayStation Store Update: Sucker Punch's electric action game, latest tennis title, Bejeweled 2 arrive alongside Fat Princess add-on content, five PSP Minis, more.
Last week was a momentous one on the PlayStation Network. Add-on content for Red Dead Redemption, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and more hit the download hotspot. However, this week has more, thanks in part to the arrival of the PlayStation Plus subscription plan.
Those who signed up for the premium service, which kicked off June 29, can download eight items (an assortment of games and add-on items) for free this week. Those who qualify can see a list of the complimentary options at the PlayStation Blog.
One of the more prominent "new" releases this week is Sucker Punch's Infamous. Available in full for $29.99, the digital version of the hero/antihero game is also available as a 60-minute trial for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Sony added three PSP games to the digital marketplace this week, the first of which is Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip ($19.99), the latest in Sony's tennis series. The game features ad hoc multiplayer matches in both singles and doubles, as well as an array of customization features. Additionally, fans with Killzone on their minds can take to the court as a nefarious Helghan soldier.
Also available for the PSP is Bejeweled 2 from PopCap Games. The game, which will run gem-matching aficionados $9.99, is available today. The game recipe is simple and familiar: match gems, watch them fall, and continue through the game's puzzles.
The third and final PSP game to make its way to the storefront this week is Midway Arcade Treasures Extended Play ($9.99). The package contains 21 unique games, including Spy Hunter, Sinistar, Defender, Wizard of Wor, Joust, Klax, Cyberball 2072, and the first three Mortal Kombat games.
On the demo front this week, Sony added a trial for Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4, which arrived in full, at retail, on June 29. The trial teases Traveller's Tales' latest Lego game, which puts players in Harry Potter's shoes from his life at Privet Drive to the Triwizarding Tournament.
Fans of Atomic Operations' gorging princess game, Fat Princess, can download the Fat Princess Fat Roles DLC ($3.99 for PlayStation Plus subscribers, $4.99 for everyone else). The content brings three new character classes (pirates, ninjas, and giants) to the game.
Sony added a quintet of PSP Minis to the marketplace this week spanning everything from Mahjonng Solitaire ($2.99) to Stellar Attack ($4.49), a space-bound action puzzle game. Also hitting the Minis storefront this week is Arcade Darts ($3.99), a dart hurtling game; Egypt Engineering an Empire ($3.99), a strategy game set throughout history; and Hello Flowerz! ($4.99), a gardening simulator.
On the music game front, Rock Band welcomes a six-pack from Canadian alt-rockers Nickelback, and Guitar Hero adds a Pop Pack, which houses songs from Owl City, Lady Gaga, and Maroon 5. Additionally, the DJ Hero: Dance Party Mix Pack ($7.99), which features "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga vs. "Girls On Film" by Duran Duran, "Buttons" by Pussycat Dolls, and "S.O.S." by Rihanna, hit the marketplace for DJ Hero.
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.