Archive for 2010

Japan Import: The Final Fantasy Trading Card Game doesn’t sound complicated

December 29, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: The Final Fantasy Trading Card Game doesn’t sound complicated

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, CCG & TCG

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameSquare Enix has released a lot of new information about the forthcoming Final Fantasy Trading Card Game, including a little bit of information about what kinds of cards will be available, which games will include special promo cards and how you can buy them. Unfortunately, it still sounds like they are going to be Japan-exclusives for the moment, when it launches Feburary 25, 2011, but it still doesn’t hurt to go over things. After all, it is a Final Fantasy product so it’ll probably be released worldwide eventually.

The Final Fantasy TCG will be sold in two ways. You can get White or Black Entry Sets and Booster Packs. The Entry Sets will cost ¥1,500 (~$18), come with a playing mat sheet, instructions and a 50 card deck that includes one rare card you can only get in the Black or White deck. Booster packs will cost ¥330 (~$4), come with eight random cards and may contain common, uncommon, rare, super rare and premium cards. There are going to be 160 standard cards (likely common and uncommon) available and 162 cards that could be considered rare.

All cards have an element and a type. They can be affiliated with darkness, earth, fire, ice, light, thunder, water or wind. The element will have an effect on a card’s abilities or tendencies. In addition, the cards type determines how it is played in the game. Forwards attack and defend against attacks, Backups provide crystal points for Forward’s abilities and have support abilities and Summons allow you to unleash one attack or ability once.

So far, there are three games that will definitely include rare FFTCG cards. The Japanese version of The 3rd Birthday came with an Aya Brea card. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix is going to come with a Kingdom Hearts Cloud card. Dissidia 012 Duodecim is also going to come with a card, but the character gracing it hasn’t been revealed yet.

Image Source: Final Fantasy Trading Card Game

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Japan Import: BlazBlue Continuum Shift goes portable

December 23, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: BlazBlue Continuum Shift goes portable

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, PSP & PSPgo, Game-Companies, Developers, Genres, 2D, Fighting

BlazBlue Continuum Shift PS3

BlazBlue is going portable again, and it’s going to include some extra features that may make Xbox 360 and PS3 owners BlazBlue: Continuum Shift a little jealous. Arc System Works is going to release BlazBlue Continuum Shift II on the PSP in Spring 2011. Don’t let the II part fool you – it’s pretty much just a PSP port of BlazBlue Continuum Shift.

Technically, BlazBlue Continuum Shift II is a port of the BlazBlue Continuum Shift II arcade game. But it still can be considered equal to the console versions since the arcade version is the console versions with the three downloadable characters Platinum the Trinity, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing and Nanaya immediaely available.

The PSP version will also have two additional game modes, Wireless and Abyss. Wireless is local multiplayer, which supports four players. Only two of those players get to actually play, the other two are just able to watch the match on their own PSPs. The Abyss mode hasn’t been detailed yet.

While it may be tempting to import a copy of BlazBlue Continuum Shift II, what with the PSP being region-free and fighting games being quite import friendly, I’d advise against it. Aksys is pretty commited to bringing all BlazBlue games to North America. Since it picked up BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable, it’ll probably work on

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Important Importables Review: Wand of Fortune Portable for PSP

December 19, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

Hot Japanese Imports Review: Wand of Fortune Portable for PSP

Section: Reviews, Exclusives, Originals, Features, Columns, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, PSP & PSPgo, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 2D, Adventure, Sim, Game-Genres-Other

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ワンド オブ フォーチュン ポータブル Wand of Fortune Portable

Title: Wand of Fortune Portable
Price: $55.90
System(s): PSP (Also available on PS2 as Wand of Fortune)
Release Date: June 10, 2008
Publisher (Developer): Idea Factory (Idea Factory)
ESRB Rating: N/A, Cero B for ages 12 and up.
Pros: Interesting storyline, likeable characters, visual novel with life sim elements, boost Lulu’s MP, Intelligence and Dexterity, six guys to end up with, beautiful artwork and music and there’s a card-based mini-game. Can quick save or quick load, can check stats and character status at any time. When you load, you can see which answers you picked the previous time.
Cons: Lots of text, so not very import friendly. Card-based mini-game can take some time to work out. Gameplay can get a little tedious at times. Fan-disc content not included. Takes a lot of time to get through a playthrough.
Overall Score: 8.5

Wand of Fortune Portable is a bit of a departure from the standard Idea Factory Otomate otome game. While it is primarily a visual novel, it also possess a number of simulation elements and tasks players with completing certain objectives and building up the main character, Lulu, to acquire the right endings. It makes you think, what with the various classes she can attend and the card mini-game she can participate in. The result is a more interactive adventure.

ワンド オブ フォーチュン ポータブル Wand of Fortune Portable PSP

Choose an element and a partner if you want to keep your magic powers

Lulu wants to be a magician, and has grown up knowing that was all she wanted to be. Her grandmother was one, after all and she idolized her. So the idea that she has the chance to go to Mils Krea university and do just that is a dream come true. Unfortunately, things won’t be easy for her.

Lulu is one of those rare people whose magic isn’t affiliated with any one element. This means she is a danger to herself and others, as she can’t control her spells and any she casts may do exactly the opposite of what she wants. She can still go to the university, but she will have to work harder than anyone else there to get into shape. She must choose one element to specialize in, train with her teachers and partner up with another student to succeed. If she fails, her magic will be sealed forever.

Coincidentally enough, all six of the fellow students she can partner with just happen to be men. Amazing! So as she works to develop her powers and discipline herself, she might also end up finding love.

Wand of Fortune Portable PSP ワンド オブ フォーチュン ポータブル

There’s more to do in Wand of Fortune Portable than just read text

As mentioned earlier, Wand of Fortune Portable is a nice balance of visual novel and simulation, though there’s a bit more emphasis on the visual novel part than the life sim. Lulu explores the university campus each day, taking classes and interacting with other students. Taking classes will raise her MP (magic points), INT (intelligence) or DEX (dexterity). I’d recommend checking a guide online, before you start playing, to get an idea of what Lulu will need to focus on to get the ending you desire. When meeting with other students, she can talk to build a relationship and work towards focusing her magic on one element.

This does mean lots of text, which will probably deter people who aren’t well versed in Japanese. On the plus side, there’s wonderful background music, fantastic voice acting and gorgeous character art. So even if you do have trouble reading Japanese, the full voice acting should help and at least you’ll get to see lots of pretty characters, and a few cool environments too!

It isn’t all about the talking, reading and skill building. There’s also a card-based mini-game to keep things interesting. You can take the opportunity to play against other players. It takes some time getting used to the flow of the game, but it is a neat little diversion. If you end up being good at it, you can try to collect all of cards of the guy you have Lulu going after in that playthrough to earn an extra ending CG. It isn’t super awesome, but it can be a welcome diversion.

Some people may also be a bit surprised at Wand of Fortune Portable‘s length and difficulty. Each ending has specific stat requirements and it takes quite a while to finish a playthrough, compared to other Idea Factory otome games. As I mentioned earlier, you’re probably going to need a guide of some sort, at least to see the stat requirements. Subsequent playthroughs are a little easier, since you know what you’re up against and can start to form a strategy and you can skip over text you’ve already seen, but it still can get a bit tedious and repetitive.

ワンド オブ フォーチュン ポータブル Wand of Fortune Portable PSP

A cute little magic-school adventure

Even though Wand of Fortune Portable is a lot of work, it’s definitely worth it and a wonderful change from the Idea Factory otome games that have players just reading a lot of text. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but sometimes you want more. It offers a sufficient challenge to players and Lulu’s adventure is a lighthearted and carefree, though going after certain guys will draw some drama to her. The only main downside is that a playthrough can take such a long time, and replays can be a bit repetitive. Well, that and Wand of Fortune Portable is one of the few Idea Factory PS2 to PSP ports that doesn’t include the original game and the supplementary fan-disc game released later.

COMING NEXT WEEK: Hot Japanese Imports lists the top 20 import games of 2010

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Last week reviewed K-ON! After School Live!! for PSP.

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Japan Import: Ghost Trick is a DS and iOS game

December 17, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Ghost Trick is a DS and iOS game

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, DS & DSi & DSi XL, iPhone & iPod Touch & iPad, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 2D, Adventure

Ghost Trick Phantom Detective DSCapcom’s Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective has a lot in common with the Ace Attorney series. They share a designer – Shu Takami. They both are adventure games. Both have main characters setting out to help people and do what’s right. And now, they have one more similarity – they both were ported to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is only just making it’s Japanese iTunes debut this week. Anyone who waited and didn’t get the DS version will be getting a great deal. Capcom is releasing the first two chapters as a free download, to hook people in. Then, if people like what they’ve played, they can buy the full game for ¥1,500 (~$18) or get a few three chapter packs for ¥600 (~$7). It’s identical to the DS game, just chopped up a bit and a lot cheaper.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is the story of Sissel, a man who wakes up and finds he’s a ghost. He’s dead and doesn’t know why. So he goes through an assortment of cases and adventures, saving other people from death and learning more about who he was and why he died. It debuted on the DS in Japan on June 19, 2010 and will be released in North America on January 11, 2011.

Though Capcom hasn’t made any announcements yet, I think it will bring the iOS Ghost Trick port overseas. It did the same with the Phoenix Wright iOS ports and those did pretty well. It will probably be a while though, maybe even a year. After all, it took six months for the iOS port to arrive in Japan.

Read [Capcom] Via [Destructoid] Site [Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (Japanese)]

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Japan Import: Tales of Xillia is a PS3 game

December 17, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Tales of Xillia is a PS3 game

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Consoles, PS3, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 3D, Action, Role-Playing

Tales of Xillia Mira

What better way to celebrate a game series anniversary than with a new game announcement? That’s how Namco Bandai decided to honor the anniversary of Tales of Phantasia in Japan. Tales of Xillia is in development for the PS3. Unfortunately, it couldn’t be released on the anniversary, but just a new game announcement is good enough. It’s the first Tales game to be made especially for the PS3, and it will be released sometime towards the end of 2011.

The first Tales of Xillia trailer has even already been released. Let’s watch!

Those two characters that were featured so prominently are Tales of Xillia‘s two main heroes. Yes, two. You’ll play as Jude the medical student or Mira the spirit master. Yup, right when the story begins you choose your hero or heroine, but that doesn’t mean Jude won’t appear in Mira’s story and vice versa. So Tales of Xillia marks a second first for the series – there’s never been a Tales game with two main characters.

Namco Bandai is keeping the game’s storyline a secret for now, but has revealed a number of interesting details. For example, there will now be a Double Raid Linear Motion Battle System (DR-LMBS) for all battles, with only two characters showing up to fight opponents. You get to see a sample of that with Jude and Mira in the trailer above. It looks like the two may be able to coordinate their attacks to do more damage. Oh, and Ayumi Hamasaki will be recording the theme song.

No word yet from Namco Bandai on a North American or European release and, frankly, I wouldn’t hope for one. We didn’t see Tales of Innocence (DS), Tales of Hearts (DS), the PS3 port of Tales of Vesperia or Tales of Graces (PS3, Wii). Namco Bandai just doesn’t support the Tales series outside of Japan, and it’s best to be pessimistic, rather than get all excited about a game that never appears. At least Tales of Xillia will be able to be imported, since the PS3 is region-free.

Read [Hachimaki (Japanese)] Via [1Up] Also Read [Famitsu (Japanese)] Via [Andriasang] Also Read [4gamer.net (Japanese)] Site [Tales of Xillia (Japanese)]

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Japan Import: Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection headed to PSP

December 15, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection headed to PSP

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, PSP & PSPgo, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 2D, Role-Playing

Final Fantasy IV The After Years

I hope you have room in your hearts for another incarnation of Final Fantasy IV. Well, I guess it doesn’t really matter if you do or don’t. Square Enix is going to release Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection anyway. The news was just revealed in the Japanese V Jump magazine, and this could be the mystery title Square Enix was teasing for Jump Festa 11.

At least this time, Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection will have some new content worth purchasing. The “collection” part of the name refers to the fact that it will include Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. The episodic sequel to the original game, which appeared on Japanese cell phones and WiiWare, will be included in its entirety on the UMD. So, for the first time ever, the entire Final Fantasy IV story will be sold at once.

That isn’t the only new content though. In order to help tie Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years together, Square Enix is creating an extra little storyline. So the game will transition smoothly from the original game to the cash-in sequel. Not that it was really necessary, since The After Years did a pretty good job of connecting to FFIV on its own.

So far, only a Japanese Spring 2011 release date has been revealed, but I think we all know this is getting a worldwide release. I mean, it’s Final Fantasy IV! Any Square Enix game with the Final Fantasy in the title will be milked for all it is worth.

That said, yes. I will absolutely buy it. Just because it’ll probably be cheaper than buying the rest of the WiiWare FFIV: The After Years episodes. (I only bought the first three.)! I will wait until a year after it’s released though, because by then it’ll probably be in the $19.99 bin.

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Important Importables Review: K-ON! After School Live!! for PSP

December 11, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

Hot Japanese Imports Review: K-ON! After School Live!! for PSP

Section: Reviews, Exclusives, Originals, Features, Columns, Japanese Imports, Handhelds, PSP & PSPgo, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 3D, Music

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K-ON! After School Live!! Houkago Live!! けいおん!放課後ライブ!!(特典なし)

Title: K-ON! After School Live!! (K-ON! Houkago Live!!)
Price: Around $69
System(s): PSP
Release Date: September 30, 2010
Publisher (Developer): Sega (Sega)
ESRB Rating: N/A, “Cero A” for All Ages
Pros: Lots of songs from the first season of the anime, clear graphics, nice assortment of costumes to earn, can decorate the club room, can watch event segments from the series, five player multiplayer over ad-hoc, two levels of difficulty for each song, five instruments to play and gameplay is reminiscent of games like Hatsune Miku: Project Diva and the Rock Band series. Easy to play even if you can’t read Japanese.
Cons: Every person needs a copy of K-On! to play together, K-On!‘s music may not appeal to everyone and it is extraordinarily expensive. Only 19 tracks, which is a bit small for a music game.
Overall Score: 9/10

A prior installment Hot Japanese Imports talked about the manga and anime series K-ON! and how it had experienced a massive popularity boom in Japan. The series is so popular in Japan that Sega stepped up and created a music game based on the series. So, thanks to a friend who invested in a copy, this week Hot Japanese Imports will review K-ON! After School Live!!.

K-ON After School Live PSP けいおん!放課後ライブ!!(特典なし)

“Cagayake! GIRLS”

The story for the K-ON! After School Live!! is pretty much identical to the K-ON! anime and manga. A group of four girls come to high school and all end up joining the light music club, which is about to be disbanded. Yui, Mio, Ritsu, Tsumugi and later Azusa become friends and form the band Hokago Tea Time.

While the story is really put on the backburner for K-ON! PSP, since it is a music game, the skit segments that unlock and appear as you play the game and decorate the club room are based on shorts and segments that appeared in the manga and anime. They’re usually cute and funny, with the characters from the series represented in chibi-form as they re-enact classic moments.

“Don’t say ‘lazy’!”

K-ON! After School Live!! is similar to the Rock Band portable games. At the bottom of the screen is a music staff. As the song plays, images of the directional buttons or face buttons will appear on notes. Players press said buttons to play the song. The song won’t sound different if you flub some notes but still. It’s presented very well so it’s easy to see what you need to do and it’s fairly easy to watch the characters perform while you play. You can play five different instrument parts for all 19 of the songs (all taken from the first season of the K-ON! anime) and there are two levels of difficulty for each song.

I also found it handy that the video playing in the background while you play is never too “busy.” It’s cute, but it’s never too distracting. That way you can really focus on what you’re doing. This gets important when you start playing the more difficult versions of songs, since there are a lot of combos and there’ll be a lot of chords.

There’s also a lot of opportunity for players to customize their K-ON! PSP experience. You can unlock costumes for the characters to wear. You can even earn items to decorate the characters’ club room. It’s a cute feature, and a nice way to motivate people to keep playing through the songs.

Unfortunately, there are some rather noticeable downsides to K-ON! After School Live!!. The track listing is a bit small at 19 songs. Yes, you can play five parts for each song (two guitar parts, a bass, drums and keyboard) but still. Given the price of the game, you’d expect a little more for your money. Also, the daunting price could make it difficult to find people to play K-ON! PSP with. Since there’s only local ad-hoc and each person would need a copy of the game to play, that can make creating a multiplayer jam-session quite a feat.

K-On After School Live Houkago Live けいおん!放課後ライブ!!(特典なし)

“Heart Goes Boom!!”

If you love K-ON!, then you’re going to love K-ON! After School Live!! too. It’s just a given. All of the catchy tracks from the first season are included, you can see mini-skits of some of your favorite events, decorate the club room and the girls and even put on your own Hokago Tea Time performance with friends. Best of all, it’s very import friendly since the PSP is region-free and there’s very little text. It may be best to wait a few months and see if a Best version appears though, since the game is surprisingly expensive.

COMING NEXT WEEK: Hot Japanese Imports reviews Wand of Fortune Portable for the PSP

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Last week provided a 2010 Japanese novelty gift guide.

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Japan Import: Disgaea 4 limited edition is more expensive because of Fuuka

December 11, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Disgaea 4 limited edition is more expensive because of Fuuka

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Consoles, PS3, Gear, Audio, Figures & Toys, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, 2D, Role-Playing, Strategy

Disgaea 4 Fuuka NendroidTwo versions of Disgaea 4 are going to be released in Japan, a ¥7,140 (~$85) standard version and a ¥9,975 (~$120) limited edition. So why the ¥2,835 (~$35) difference? Fuuka!

Well, not just Fuuka, though she does play a part. The limited version of Disgaea 4 comes with a soundtrack and a Nendoroid Puchi of the Prinny-cap wearing character who joins Valbatoze on his adventures in the game. The Fuuka Nendoroid is one of the Puchi versions, which means it will be smaller than the standard 4” Nendoroid figurine. (Probably around or under 2” tall.) She also comes with a removable backpack and Prinny hat, but it looks like she only has one facial expression.

No word yet on what NIS America plans to make the Disgaea 4 North American release special. If you really love that nendroid and have a lot of spare change lying around, you could always import the Japanese version of Disgaea 4. The PS3 is region-free, after all. Course, if you wait a few months, you can always get the English version. The Japanese one comes out February 24, 2011 and the North American one should be out in the spring.

If NIS America is taking suggestions, I think they should consider making the Fuuka style Prinny hat the preorder or limited edition bonus of Disgaea 4. NIS is going to be selling them at Comiket 79, so it’s not like they don’t exist.

Read [Andriasang] Also Read [4Gamer (Japanese)] Via [Kotaku] Also Read [Siliconera] Site [Disgaea 4 (Japanese)]

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Japan Import: Night of the Sacrifice Wii will use the Balance Board

December 9, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

Japan Import: Night of the Sacrifice Wii will use the Balance Board

Section: Gaming News, Features, Japanese Imports, Consoles, Wii, Game-Companies, Developers, Publishers, Genres, Adventure, Horror & Suspense

Night of the Sacrifice Wii マーベラスエンターテイメント イケニエノヨル

Marvelous Entertainment is working on a new Wii game for next year that should be an exciting adventure for older gamers. Night of the Sacrifice (Ikenie no Yoru) is a horror adventure about, what else, college students who stumble about a suitably scary location and incur wrath of the ghosts and evil that happens to live there. Yup, sounds about right.

These five college students stumble upon a valley where people used to make sacrifices. But, as you can probably guess, either the creatures they were making sacrifices too or the spirits of the sacrificed didn’t disappear once the sacrificial events ended. People play alone, or with a friend, to try and explore the area, discover what’s going on and, of course, escape. The Wii remote will be used as a flashlight and controller. Surprisingly, Night of the Sacrifice will have Balance Board support, but Marvelous hasn’t revealed how it will be used yet.

One Night of the Sacrifice trailer has been released, though it seems to be showing event scenes rather than gameplay footage. Don’t expect to see any Balance Board usage hints, but do keep an eye out for our brand new friend up there!

See all those people in the trailer that look like awkward cartoon characters among the ghosts? Those are the main characters who stumbled on this area. Perhaps there’ll be some explanation for their appearance closer to the official release.

I wouldn’t get too excited about Night of the Sacrifice and our new friend. While it’ll be released in Japan on March 24, 2011, there’s no news about a North American localization yet. It is a Marvelous game though, and both XSEED and Natsume have good relations with that particular company. XSEED even published Ju-on: The Grudge, another Wii horror game.

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PlayStation Store Update: A Blast from the Past (November 22 to December 7, 2010)

December 9, 2010 - 3:00 am No Comments

PlayStation Store Update: A Blast from the Past (November 22 to December 7, 2010)

Section: Gaming News, Features, Columns, Japanese Imports, Lists, Nostalgia, Previews, Consoles, PS3, Handhelds, PSP & PSPgo, Gear, Audio, Ads & Media, Movies, Web, Advertisements, Other Media, Updates, Playstation-Store

PSN Store update banner for 2010

This week’s downloadable PlayStation 3 game is Dragon’s Lair for $9.99. Fight your way down memory lane with this old arcade classic. Players guide Dirk the Daring through perilous dungeons, caverns, puzzles and more to get to the Dragon’s Lair deep within the castle to rescue princess Daphne. Check out Dragon’s Lair:

This week’s PlayStation Portable Download is Worms: Battle Islands for $24.99. In this game players command an army of worms they can customize. Not only can players customze their worm army, they can also customize their own weapons and with a power level editor, customize their gaming experience or challenge sixty challenges in five different game modes or challenge three other players off and online using one of six landscape themes. Check out Worms: Battle Islands:

Price Updates

Note: The prices may be temporary and could return to the full price at any time. A few are listed as their holiday promotion price and may return to full price in January.

  • Uno PS3 (PS3/99 Cents)
  • Dynogems (PS3/PSP/$1.49)
  • Alien Zombie Death (PS3/PSP/$1.99)
  • Monopoly (PS3/PSP/$2.49)
  • Young Thor (PS3/PSP/$2.49)
  • Hero Of Sparta (PS3/PSP/$2.49)
  • Tehra: Dark Warrior (PS3/PSP/$2.49)
  • Hot Shots Golf 2 (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Destruction Derby (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Alien Havoc (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Bubble Trubble (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Freekscape (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Mahjongg Artifacts (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Caterpillar (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Gold Fever (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Panda Craze (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Rocks N’ Rockets (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Shapo (PS3/PSP/$2.99)
  • Tehra: Dark Warrior & DynoGems Bundle (PS3/PSP/$3.49)
  • PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap</i (PS3/$3.49)
  • Fieldrunners (PS3/PSP/$3.49)
  • Groovin’ Blocks PSP (PSP/$4.99)
  • Polar Panic (PS3/$4.99)
  • Bomberman Ultra (PS3/$4.99)
  • What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? (PSP/$5.99)
  • Top Gun (PS3/$7.49)
  • Deathspank (PS3/$7.49)
  • Gundemonium Collection (PS3/$7.49)
  • Joe Danger (PS3/$7.49)
  • MAG Escalation Mission Pack (PS3/$7.99)
  • What Did I Do To Deserve This My Lord!? 2 (PSP/$7.99)
  • Aedis Eclipse: Generation Of Chaos (PSP/$7.99)
  • Blade Dancer: Lineage Of Light (PSP/$7.99)
  • Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake (PSP/$9.99)
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP/$9.99)
  • Dragoneer’s Aria (PSP/$9.99)
  • Mana Khemia: Student Alliance (PSP/$9.99)
  • Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? (PSP/$9.99)
  • Cho Aniki Zero (PSP/$14.99)
  • Disgaea Infinite (PSP/$14.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP/$19.99)
  • Dante’s Inferno PSP (PSP/$19.99)
  • Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (PSP/$19.99)

Here’s what else is new

New Applications

  • VUDU Movie Service (PS3/Free)*

*VUDU is the world’s largest selection of streaming HD movies. No subscription required, only pay for what you watch.

New Games

  • Jelly Car 2 (PSP/$2.99)
  • PSOne Classic: Arc Arena: Monster Tournament (PS3/$3.99)
  • Japanese PSOne Import: Blockids (PS3/$5.99)*
  • Japanese PSOne Import: Dezaemon Plus (PS3/$5.99)*
  • PSOne Classic: Arc the Lad II (PS3/$5.99)
  • PSOne Classic: Arc The Lad II & Arc Arena: Monster Tournament Bundle (PS3/$8.99)
  • Dream Chronicles (PS3/$9.99)
  • PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX (PS3/$9.99)
  • Beat Sketcher (PS3/$9.99)
  • Spelunker HD (PS3/$9.99)
  • Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalker (PS3/$9.99)
  • Auditorium HD (PS3/$9.99)
  • Funky Lab Rat (PS3/$9.99)
  • Bomberman (PSP/$11.99)
  • 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2 Bundle (PS3/$11.99)
  • Dead Nation (PS3/$14.99)
  • Blue Toad Murder Files: Episode 1-6 + Advent Theme Bundle (PS3/$26.99)*

*Please Note: PSOne Imports come directly from Japan and may have limited English text or Japanese text only. For help configuring button sequences or to translate the text visit www.monkeypawgames.com The Blue Toad Murder Files bundle comes with a calendar theme, if you already own any episode from 1 through 6 please note that the calendar theme is sold separately. There are no refunds for purchasing an episode twice.

Demos

  • Funky Lab Rat Trial (PS3/Free)
  • No Heroes Allowed! (PSP/Free)
  • Dream Chronicles Trial (PS3/Free)
  • PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX Trial (PS3/Free)
  • Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers Trial (PS3/Free)

Avatars

  • Devil May Cry 4 Credo Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Nero Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Lady Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Gloria Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Agnus Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Blue Rose Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Red Queen Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Mega Man Legends 2 Data (Injured) Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Mega Man Legends 2 Data (Jumping) Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Rival Schools Batsu Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Rival Schools Hinata Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Rival Schools Kyoko Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Rival Schools Roberto Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Rival Schools Tiffany Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Ghouls And Ghosts Arthur (Jumping in Gold Armor) Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Ghouls And Ghosts Arthur (Running in Gold Armor) Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Ghouls And Ghosts Princess Guinevere Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • The Fight Lights Out Boris the Bruiser Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • The Fight Lights Out Fernando El-Mero-Mero Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • The Fight Lights Out Mad Dog Marv Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • The Fight Lights Out Mean Ol’ Earl Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • The Fight Lights Out Preacher Joe Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • The Fight Lights Out Vinnie the Wall Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Amber Belle Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Big Chili D Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Jenny Rachet Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Monkey Robot Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Randy Darling Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Robot Renoir Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Space Robot Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Spike Powers Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Sumo Robot Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • TV Superstars Vivian Katzenburg Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Archery Avatars (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Bocce Avatars (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Volleyball Avatars (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Disc Golf Avatars (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Gladiator Duel Avatars (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Table Tennis Avatars (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Kung Fu Rider Karin Avatar Bundle (PS3/$1.49)*
  • Sports Champions Avatar Bundle ($1.99)*

*Kung Fu Rider is sold as a bundle only, no individual avatars are available. The Sports Champions bundle includes all the avatars listed.

Bonus Content

Warning: Players downloading any bundle should own a copy of the game or the system required for the item to work or function properly. Always make sure you have the game the add-on was intended for before downloading as there are no refunds for anything mistakenly purchased from the PlayStation Network Store.

  • LittleBigPlanet Santa Hat and Beard Costume (PS3/Free)
  • LittleBigPlanet Santa Coat and Trousers Costume (PS3/Free)
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP – Yuletide Sack Costume (PSP/Free)
  • ModNation Racers Progressive Flo Kart (PS3/Free)
  • Moto GP 09/10: Free 2010 Moto2 And 125 Update (PS3/Free)
  • Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light Things That Go Boom Challenge Pack 2 (PS3/Free)*
  • Joe Danger Chicken Costume Pack (PS3/99 Cents)
  • Joe Danger Indian Costume Pack (PS3/99 Cents)
  • Joe Danger Knight Costume Pack (PS3/99 Cents)
  • Joe Danger Monkey Costume Pack (PS3/99 Cents)
  • Splatterhouse: Corrupted Mask (PS3/99 Cents)
  • Splatterhouse: Dia Del Los Muertos Mask (PS3/99 Cents)
  • Splatterhouse: Retro Hockey Mask (PS3/99 Cents)
  • Splatterhouse: Skull Mask (PS3/99 Cents)
  • Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom – Special Challenge Pack (PS3/$1.99)
  • Splatterhouse: The Killing Floor (PS3/$1.99)
  • Hustle Kings – Trickshot Pack (PS3/$1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP – Yuletide Sack Pack (PSP/$2.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet Festive Pack (PS3/$2.99)
  • 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures 2 Fairy Tales Map Pack ($2.99)
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – All The Trappings Challenge Pack 1 (PS3/$3.49)
  • Front Mission Evolved: Map Pack (PS3/$3.99)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – SCPD Rebels Pack (PS3/$3.99)
  • Fist of the North Star – DLC Pack 3 (PS3/$4.99)
  • ModNation Racers – Holiday Props Pack (PS3/$4.99)
  • ModNation Racers – Carnival Props Pack (PS3/$4.99)
  • Front Mission Evolved: Last Stand (PS3/$4.99)
  • 23 Magic: the Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers DLC PS3 Decks and Bundles ranging from 99 Cents to $4.99.
  • Mafia II – Joe’s Adventures (PS3/$9.99)
  • Naughty Bear: Episode 10 – The Vampiricom (PS3/$9.99)
  • Enslaved: Odyssey To The West – Pigsy’s Perfect 10 (PS3/$9.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 – All In One Pack (PS3/$9.99)

*Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light Things That Go Boom Challenge Pack 2 will only be available free until December 21, 2010.

Game Soundtracks

  • The Fight: Lights Out Soundtrack (PS3/$6.99)

DJ Hero 2

*Warning: When purchasing a track pack always review your play list carefully before purchasing as most songs are also included in other track packs or sold individually. Always check first to avoid paying extra for a song you may already own as there are no refunds for purchasing the same song twice. If the song is available in a previously purchased track pack consider purchasing the remaining songs individually.

  • Hard Edge Mix Pack (PS3/$5.99)
  • Tracks include:

  • “Debaser” by The Pixies VS “Invaders Must Die” by The Prodigy
  • “Body Movin” by Beastie Boys VS “Rock ‘N Roll Is Dead” by Lenny Kravitz
  • Tiesto Mix Pack (PS3/$7.99)
  • Tracks include:

  • “Traffic” VS “Louder Than Boom”
  • “Feel It In My Bones” (ft. Tegan & Sara)
  • “Knock You Out” (ft. Emily Haines) VS “Young Lions” by Tiesto

Rock Band 3

*Warning: When purchasing a track pack always review your play list carefully before purchasing as most songs are also included in other track packs or sold individually. Always check first to avoid paying extra for a song you may already own as there are no refunds for purchasing the same song twice. If the song is available in a previously purchased track pack consider purchasing the remaining songs individually.

Individual Song Tracks:

  • “Hold On Loosely” by .38 Special (PS3/$1.99)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Pack 01 (PS3/$6.99)
  • Individual Tracks Include:

  • “Saturday Night Special″ by Lynyrd Skynyrd (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)″ by Lynyrd Skynyrd (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Tuesday’s Gone″ by Lynyrd Skynyrd (PS3/$1.99)
  • “What’s Your Name″ by Lynyrd Skynyrd (PS3/$1.99)
  • John Lennon’s “Imagine” Album ($14.99)
  • Individual Tracks Include:

  • “Crippled Inside″ by John Lennon (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Jealous Guy″ by John Lennon (PS3/$1.99)
  • “It’s So Hard″ by John Lennon (PS3/$1.99)
  • “I Don’t Wanna Be a Soldier Mama″ by John Lennon (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Gimme Some Truth″ by John Lennon (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Oh My Love″ by John Lennon (PS3/$1.99)
  • “How Do You Sleep″ by John Lennon (PS3/$1.99)
  • “How?″ by John Lennon (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Oh Yoko!″ by John Lennon (PS3/$1.99)

Rock Band Network

*Warning: When purchasing a track pack always review your play list carefully before purchasing as most songs are also included in other track packs or sold individually. Always check first to avoid paying extra for a song you may already own as there are no refunds for purchasing the same song twice. If the song is available in a previously purchased track pack consider purchasing the remaining songs individually.

  • “Rx” by Wounded Soul (PS3/99 Cents)
  • “Bled To Be Free (The Operation)” by RX Bandits (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Head Up High” by Firewind (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Lionheart” by Amberian Dawn (PS3/$1.99)
  • “The Great Salt Lake” by Band of Horses (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Hanuman” by Rodrigo y Gabriel (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Living in a Whirlwind” by Warbringer (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Rollercoaster” by Sleater-Kinney (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Smash the Control Machine” by Otep (PS3/$1.99)
  • “The World is a Thorn” by Demon Hunter (PS3/$1.99)

Game Videos

  • The Tester Season 2 – Episode 5 (PS3/PSP/Free)
  • The Tester Season 2 – Episode 4 (PS3/PSP/Free)
  • Pulse 11/23 Edition (PS3/PSP/Free)
  • No Heroes Allowed! Launch Trailer (PS3/PSP/Free)
  • Dead Nation – Story Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 – Sackbots Featurette (PS3/Free)
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 – Creatinator Featurette (PS3/Free)
  • Dragon Age 2 – Rise To Power Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • Medal of Honor TV Spot (PS3/Free)
  • Crazy Taxi Trailer 1 (PS3/Free)

  • Dungeon Siege 3 Gameplayer Trailer 1 (PS3/Free)
  • WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2011 TV Spot Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • Spelunker HD Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • ModNation Racers Artist Spotlight: Family Guy (PS3/Free)
  • Gran Turismo 5 – X1 Prototype Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • Gran Turismo 5 GT Academy Announce Video (PS3/Free)
  • Gran Turismo 5 Behind the Scenes with Jeff Gordon (PS3/Free)
  • MAG – Escalation Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • Beat Sketcher Launch Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Ascendance (PS3/$1.99)

Themes and Wallpapers

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Theme (PS3/Free)
  • Spelunker HD Theme (HD) (PS3/Free)
  • Spelunker HD Theme (Retro) (PS3/Free)
  • Blue Toad Murder Files Advent Calendar Dynamic Theme (PS3/$1.99)*
  • Sari Theme (PS3/$1.99)
  • Streets Theme (PS3/$1.99)
  • Full Metal Alchemist Dynamic Theme (PS3/$2.99)
  • PlayStation 15th Anniversary Dynamic Theme (PS3/$2.99)
  • Gold Tiger MP5 Dynamic Theme (PS3/$2.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Dynamic Theme (PS3/$2.99)
  • Mini Uzi Dynamic Theme (PS3/$2.99)

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