New LocoRoco, Ratchet demos hit PS Store

PlayStation Store update: Sony's weekly online storefront update includes Inferno Pool and Hasbro Family Game Night for PS3, more PSP Minis and catalog titles for handheld.

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Ever since the launch of its UMD-less PSP Go earlier this month, Sony has ramped up the flow of downloadable game releases in its weekly PlayStation Network updates. This week is no exception, featuring a dozen new games between the PlayStation 3 and PSP.

Leading off the lineup is the download-only LocoRoco Midnight Carnival on the PSP ($14.99), featuring cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, customizable characters, and leaderboards. Other downloadable exclusives include Square Enix's Crystal Defenders ($9.99) and a pair of new PSP Minis: Zombie Tycoon ($7.99) and Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam ($4.99).

LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is the latest downloadable-only PSP title.
LocoRoco Midnight Carnival is the latest downloadable-only PSP title.

Sony also added downloadable versions of a host of retail PSP releases to the PlayStation Store, including NBA 2K10 ($29.99), Darkstalkers Chronicles: The Chaos Tower ($19.99), Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X ($19.99), Petz Dogz Family ($29.99), Petz Hamsterz Bunch ($29.99), and Petz Saddle Club ($29.99).

The PS3 received a pair of new games in the update as well, with Inferno Pool ($9.99) making its debut alongside Hasbro Family Game Night ($39.99). Like versions of the game on other platforms, Hasbro's PS3 effort compiles familiar games like Boggle, Battleship, and Connect Four, with Mr. Potato Head hosting the collection.

For thrifty gamers, new demos were added for both the PS3 and PSP. On the console side of things, gamers can now try out free samples of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Fat Princess, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. Meanwhile, gamers on the go can grab trial versions of LocoRoco Midnight Carnival, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, Crystal Defenders, and Petz Saddle Club.

A full list of the week's new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, and add-on content, is available on the official PlayStation Blog.

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