PlayStation Store Update: Japanese imports make debut this week (September 22 to 28, 2010)

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PlayStation Store Update: Japanese imports make debut this week (September 22 to 28, 2010)

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PSN Store update banner for 2010Japanese PSOne classics hit the PSN store this week

Starting this week players will notice a new category for Japanese PSOne Classics. Don’t worry, most of the games will have the option to read them in English. Those that can’t be translated, well, let’s just say its a good thing they can’t be translated but will have links to help sites to get through the game. Just remember in Japan “X” means cancel and “O” means confirm. But be warned a lot of Japanese games push the boundaries that would drive the US censorship boards nuts.

A good example of this type of game is Cho Aniki (translation: Super Big Brother) which is actually a shooter that features bulging bodybuilders flying through space. So please check out the developer’s English site for information about the game before downloading. This week’s Japanese imports come from MonkeyPaw Games.

This week’s downloadable PlayStation 3 game is Gaia Seed: Project Seed Trap. A rare game first released for Japan only on July 8, 2009, is making its way to the U.S. this week. Very few copies that have been found on online auction sites were sold for up to $300, now players who have been seeking this rare gem can own a copy for $5.99. There really isn’t a description for this game other than its obvious this game is a horizontal shooter. But based on the loosely translated trailer the game seems to allow players to control a Gaia Pilot named Chronos who was chosen by the Gaia Seed to defend earth. Check out Gaia Seed: Project Seed Trap:

This week’s PlayStation Portable Download is Caldun: This is an RPG! for $19.99. An classic RPG style game that allows players to fully customize their own main character from how they look to what they’re wearing using a pixel editor, use one of ten pre-made characters to include the games default character—Pudding—assign a job class to the character and explore the world of Arcanus Cella. With each hero you create you can create a boss character to defeat later in the game. Players can simultaneously invite three friends to help accomplish a difficult mission or play person vs person to see who is the better swordsman.Check out Caldun: This is an RPG!:

This week’s PlayStation Move game demo is Kung Fu Rider. This hilarious wacky demo allows players to take on the role of Toby, an office worker, or his secretary Karin who must escape Hong Kong before the Triads close in on them and put them out of work … permanently. Rolling downhill at high speeds on an office chair, shopping cart or luggage. Players must navigate their characters through a busy street or maintain their balance on clotheslines as fast as they can. If a mobster or anyone else gets in the way either dodge their attacks or kick them out of the way. Check out Kung Fu Rider:

Price Updates

  • International Track & Field (PS3/Original Price $5.99/Now $2.99)
  • Mega Man 10 (PS3/Original Price $9.99/Now $4.99)

Here’s what else is new

New Applications

  • Play Memories (PS3/Free)*
  • *Play Memories allows PS3 Owners to view saved photos stored in the PS3 XMB as a slide show using different features to include making a photo 3D.

New Games

  • PSOne Classic Japanese Import: Cho Aniki (PS3/$5.99)
  • Sonic Adventure (PS3/$9.99)
  • Blade Kitten (PS3/$14.99)
  • DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (PS3/$14.99)
  • 101-in-1 Megamix (PSP/$14.99)*


  • Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue Demo (PS3/Free)
  • Enslaved: Odyssey of the West Demo (PS3/Free)
  • NBA ELITE 11 Demo (PS3/Free)
  • Blade Kitten Demo (PS3/Free)
  • DJ Hero 2 Demo (PS3/Free)

PlayStation Move Demos

*Warning: The following demos require the PlayStation Move controller to operate properly, those who do not own a PSMove controller should consider downloading regular PS3 game demos.

  • Sports Champions Demo (PS3/Free)


  • PlayStation 15th Year Anniversary Avatar (PS3/Free)
  • Mega Man 10 Commando Man Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Mega Man 10 Dr. Why Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Mega Man 10 Sheep Man Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Belle Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Boomer Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Conner Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Dallas Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Giselle Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Jackson Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Kat Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Kenji Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Rin Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Tatupu Avatar (PS3/49 Cents)
  • Sports Champions Avatar Bundle (PS3/$2.99)*
  • *Sports Champions Avatar Bundle includes all 10 individual avatars.

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.

  • Gladiator Begins – Animal Gladiator (PSP/Free)
  • Gladiator Begins – Animal Print (PSP/Free)
  • Gladiator Begins – Crown (PSP/Free)
  • Gladiator Begins – Cursed Panoply (PSP/Free)
  • Dead Rising 2 – Free Pack – Ninja (PS3/Free)
  • Dead Rising 2 – Free Pack – Psycho (PS3/Free)
  • Dead Rising 2 – Free Pack – Soldier (PS3/Free)
  • Dead Rising 2 – Free Pack – Sports Fan (PS3/Free)
  • EyePet – Race Car Driver DLC (PS3/Free)
  • Clash of the Titans – Zeus Challenge Quest Pack (PS3/$1.99)
  • ModNation Racers: Nathan Drake Mod and Kart (PS3/$1.99)
  • Planet Mini-Golf – Stronghold Island (PS3/$2.49)
  • EyePet – Farm Animals DLC (PS3/$2.99)
  • Sonic Adventure DX Upgrade (PS3/$4.99)
  • Mega Man 10 Mega DLC Bundle (PS3/$4.99)
  • Skate 3 – San Van Party Pack (PS3/$6.99)
  • Red Dead Redemption – Liars And Cheats (PS3/$9.99)

Rock Band

*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.

Note: Now through October 4, select Rock Band Singles and Packs will be on sale.

  • Snoop Dogg Pack 01 (PS3/$13.49)*
  • *Snoop Dogg Pack 01 is offered as a bundle only. Individual tracks may be found in other packs or as individual tracks available in the PSN Store.

  • Bob Marley Legend Album (PS3/$19.99)
  • Individual Tracks Include:

  • “Buffalo Solider″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Could You Be Loved″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Exodus″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “I Shot The Sheriff″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Is This Love″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Jamming″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “No Woman No Cry″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “One Love/People Get Ready″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Redemption Song″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Satisfy My Soul″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Stir It Up″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Three Little Birds″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Waiting in Vain″ by Bob Marley (PS3/$1.99)

Rock Band Network

  • “Packet Flier” by Terrorhorse (PS3/99 Cents)
  • “Chelsea” by The Summer Set (PS3/99 Cents)
  • “Crash Years” by The New Pornographers (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Riot Act” by Exodus (PS3/$1.99)
  • “Step Up (I’m On It)” by Maylene & The Sons of Disaster (PS3/$1.99)

Game Videos

  • Pulse 9/21 Edition (PS3/PSP/Free)
  • Medal Of Honor – The Mission (PS3/Free)
  • Medal Of Honor – Consulting (PS3/Free)
  • Medal Of Honor – The Wolf Pack (PS3/Free)
  • Medal Of Honor – Hammer & Scalpel (PS3/Free)
  • Medal Of Honor – The Catalyst (PS3/Free)
  • Medal Of Honor – Singleplayer (PS3/Free)
  • Mafia II – Developer Diary #4 (PS3/Free)
  • Bulletstorm – Announcement Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • Mass Effect 2 – PS3 Announcement Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • Shaun White Skateboarding – Transformation Gameplay Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 Trailer (PS3/Free)
  • ModNation Artist Spotlight: Tanner vs. Tyler (PS3/Free)
  • TV Superstars Trailer (PS3/Free)

Themes and Wallpapers

  • Zenonia – Minis Wallpaper (PSP/Free)
  • PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap Wallpaper #3 (PS3/Free)
  • Sports Champions Archery Theme (PS3/Free)
  • Sports Champions Beach Volleyball Theme (PS3/Free)
  • Sports Champions Bocce Ball Theme (PS3/Free)
  • Sports Champions Disc Golf Theme (PS3/Free)
  • Sports Champions Gladiator Duel Theme (PS3/Free)
  • Sports Champions Table Tennis Theme (PS3/Free)
  • Sports Champions Theme (PS3/Free)
  • EyePet Summer Dynamic Theme (PS3/$2.99)
  • Kung Fu Rider Dynamic Theme (PS3/$2.99)
  • Sports Champions Dynamic Theme (PS3/$2.99)
  • NCAA Dynamic Theme – Army (PS3/$2.99)
  • NCAA Dynamic Theme – Wisconsin (PS3/$2.99)
  • NCAA Dynamic Theme – Auburn (PS3/$2.99)
  • NCAA Dynamic Theme – USC (PS3/$2.99)
  • NCAA Dynamic Theme – Michigan (PS3/$2.99)
  • NCAA Dynamic Theme – Michigan State (PS3/$2.99)
  • NCAA Dynamic Theme – Ohio State (PS3/$2.99)
  • Mega Man 10 Mega Dynamic Theme Pack (PS3/$5.99)*
  • *Mega Man 10 Mega Dynamic Theme Pack includes three Themes.

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