North American PSN Update; August 6, 2013

Welcome to this week's PlayStation Store update! Framing the content push are Dragon's Crown and Tales of Xillia. Our very own Dane Smith gave Dragon's Crown raving review, and Tim Nunes will have his review of Tales of Xillia live later in the week--spoiler alert: Xillia has come a long way from Graces f in many great ways.

Hitman: Absolution is now added into the Instant Game Collection, so all PlayStation Plus subscribers can now download what Adam Dolge considers a very solid game; check out his review right here.

Rayman fans, rejoice: a major sale of Rayman titles -spanning many platforms hits, so take this chance to buy the hefty list of titles while they're discounted.

Enjoy this week's PSN Update!

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Pre-Orders

NHL 14 ($59.99)

Unlock the highest level of hockey aggression, speed and skill. NHL 14 brings together the best technology from EA SPORTS to deliver the most authentic hockey experience ever. Deliver hits with the cutting-edge NHL Collision Physics, built from FIFA’s revolutionary Player Impact Engine.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist ($59.99)

Sam is back and has been granted the 5th freedom, the power to go above the law to stop the Blacklist. Players can choose between multiple play styles and switch between them at will:

-Ghost players hunt from the shadows

-Assault players rely on instincts and force

-Panther players are silent but lethal

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified ($53.99)

The year is 1962. JFK is President and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear – but a far more powerful and insidious enemy than communism is threatening America. Known only to a select few, a top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks by an otherworldly enemy.


PS3 Games

Dragon’s Crown ($49.99)

Dragon’s Crown is a multiplayer hack and slash beat ‘em up game with breathtaking visual style, a design built around cooperative play and epic boss fights, and the ability to discover a new adventure in every play session. With Dragon’s Crown, developer Vanillaware deftly marries stunning hand-drawn and animated art work with deep, action-packed hardcore gameplay.

Tales of Xillia ($54.99)

Tales of Xillia Step into the shoes of one of two main characters and experience the world of Rieze Maxia through its ferocious dungeons, vibrant towns, and sprawling landscapes. Link up with comrades to execute powerful, combination attacks in exciting real-time battles! Customize character appearance and skill set to truly personalize the epic journey ahead!


PSN Games

ibb & obb ($9.99)

ibb & obb is a two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together. Find a friend for some true local cooperative couch fun or match up online.

Superfrog HD ($9.99) Cross-Buy with PS Vita

Superfrog HD features enhanced HD graphics, 24 new levels based on the original designs in six differently themed worlds, a level editor, Frog Trials (an endless runner mode), Cross-Controller support, Cross-Platform Continuation Play, Trophies and Leaderboards.


PS Vita

Dragon’s Crown ($39.99)

Dragon’s Crown is a multiplayer hack and slash beat ‘em up game with breathtaking visual style, a design built around cooperative play and epic boss fights, and the ability to discover a new adventure in every play session. With Dragon’s Crown, developer Vanillaware deftly marries stunning hand-drawn and animated art work with deep, action-packed hardcore gameplay.

Superfrog HD ($9.99) Cross-Buy with PS3

Superfrog HD features enhanced HD graphics, 24 new levels based on the original designs in six differently themed worlds, a level editor, Frog Trials (an endless runner mode), Cross-Controller support, Cross-Platform Continuation Play, Trophies and Leaderboards.


PS2 Classics

The Red Star ($9.99)

The Red Star Play as three legendary warriors using melee combat and classic shooting techniques in an alternate Russia.


PlayStation Plus

Instant Game Collection

Hitman: Absolution Special Edition (PS3)

Discounts

Escapevektor (PS Vita) – PS Plus Price: $3.99

Wicked Monsters Blast! HD (PS3) – PS Plus Price: $1.00

Superfrog (PS3) – PS Plus Price: $7.99

Superfrog (PS Vita) – PS Plus Price: $7.99

Rayman Origins (PS3) – PS Plus Price: $5.00

Rayman 3 HD (PS3) – PS Plus Price: $2.50

Rayman Origins (PS Vita) – PS Plus Price: $6.75

Rayman Arena (PS2 Classic) – PS Plus Price: $2.50

Rayman 2 Revolution (PS2 Classic) – PS Plus Price: $2.50

Rayman 2: The Great Escape (PSone Classic) – PS Plus Price: $1.50

 

Rayman (PSone Classic) – PS Plus Price: $1.50


PS3 Demos

ibb and obb

ibb & obb is a two player cooperative game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You can only succeed by working closely together. Find a friend for some true local cooperative couch fun or match up online.


PS Vita Demos

Doodle God

Be a God! The power of creation is in your hands! In this addictive puzzle game, mix and match different combinations of fire, earth, water and air to create an entire civilization! Of course, the universe was not created in a day. You’ll have to work your way up from a single, simple microorganism to create animals, tools, storms, and even build armies before you have what it takes to build the universe!


Price Change

F1 Race Stars – PS3 Game (now: $29.99 original price: $39.99)

Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed – PS3 Game (now: $29.99 original price: $39.99)

Papo & Yo Bundle – PS3 Game & Soundtrack (now: $16.99 original price: $19.99)


Sales

Sound Shapes Birthday Sale

Sound Shapes– PS3/ PS Vita Game Add-On (now: $7.49 original price: $14.99)

Sound Shapes 80s Sound Pack– PS3/ PS Vita Game Add-On (now: $0.49 original price: $0.99)

Sound Shapes 8-Bit Sound Pack– PS3/ PS Vita Game Add-On (now: $0.49 original price: $0.99)

Sound Shapes Acoustic Sound Pack– PS3/ PS Vita Game Add-On (now: $0.49 original price: $0.99)

Sound Shapes Car Mini-Album & Entity Pack – PS3/ PS Vita Game Add-On (now: $0.99 original price: $1.99)

Sound Shapes Drum Kits Sound Pack – PS3/ PS Vita Game Add-On (now: $0.49 original price: $0.99)

Sound Shapes Dubstep Sound Pack– PS3/ PS Vita Game Add-On (now: $0.49 original price: $0.99)

Sound Shapes Record Player Avatar (now: Free original price: $0.49)

Sound Shapes Guitar Walker Avatar (now: Free original price: $0.49)

Sound Shapes Music Box Avatar (now: Free original price: $0.49)

Sound Shapes Player Blue Avatar (now: Free original price: $0.49)

Sound Shapes Player Brown Avatar (now: Free original price: $0.49)

Sound Shapes Avatar Pack (now: Free original price: $1.79)

Other Sales

Castle Crashers – PS3 Game (now: $7.49 original price: $14.99)

Escapevektor– PS Vita Game (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)

God Mode – PS3 Game (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)

Rayman – PSone Classic (now: $2.99 original price: $5.99)

Rayman 2: The Great Escape – PSone Classic (now: $2.99 original price: $5.99)

Rayman Arena – PS2 Classic (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)

Rayman 2 Revolution – PS2 Classic (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)

Rayman 3 HD – PS3 Game (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)

Rayman Origins – PS3 Game (now: $9.99 original price: $19.99)

Rayman Origins – PS Vita Game (now: $13.49 original price: $26.99)

RockSmith – Various Songs (now: $1.99 original price: $2.99)

Wicked Monster Blast! HD – PS3 Game (now: $4.99 original price: $9.99)


PS Vita Add-ons

Dragon’s Crown

Storyteller Voice Pack (Free)

Soul Sacrifice

Additional Pact: The Prince of Cats and the Lord of Flies (Free)


PS3 Add-ons

Dragon’s Crown

Storyteller Voice Pack (Free)

Dynasty Warriors 8

BGM Pack 1 ($1.99)

New Stage & BGM Pack 1 ($2.99)

Pool Nation

Cue Balls and Decals ($1.49)

Pressed for Time Pack – Unlock All Assets Pack ($1.49)

Tales of Xillia

300,000 Gald (1) ($4.49)

300,000 Gald (2) ($4.49)

Adventurer’s Nest Egg (Free)

Alvin’s Steward Costume ($2.99)

Alvin’s Swimwear Costume ($2.99)

Color Variation Set (Free)

Elize’s Maid Costume ($2.99)

Elize’s Swimwear Costume ($2.99)

Jude’s Steward Costume ($2.99)

Jude’s Swimwear Costume ($2.99)

Leia’s Maid Costume ($2.99)

Leia’s Swimwear Costume ($2.99)

Level Up +10 (1) ($4.49)

Level Up +5 (1) ($2.99)

Level Up +5 (2) ($2.99)

Milla’s Maid Costume ($2.99)

Milla’s Swimwear Costume ($2.99)

Rowen’s Butler Costume ($2.99)

Rowen’s Swimwear Costume ($2.99)

Sample Material Set (Free)


PS3 Themes

Dragons Crown: Into The Labyrinth Theme ($1.99)

Abstract: Dynamic Bubbles Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Amazing Earth: Summer Beach Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

Dynamic Celtic Maiden 1 ($2.99)

Surreal: Chameleon’s Eye Dynamic ($2.99)


PSP Themes

Digital Blasphemy Campfires ($1.49)

Digital Blasphemy Circumpolar ($1.49)

Digital Blasphemy Extra Solar ($1.49)

Digital Blasphemy First Light ($1.49)

Digital Blasphemy Geomancy ($1.49)


PS3 Videos

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag: A Pirate’s Life On The High Sea

Borderlands 2 – Dragon Keep Launch Trailer

Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles Of Mystara HD Launch Trailer

Mad Max – Gameplay Reveal – Soul Of A Man (US, CA only)

Need For Speed: Rivals Cops vs. Racers Trailer

Payday 2 Web-Series Episode 1

Payday 2 Web-Series Episode 2

Saints Row IV – Johnny Gat Trailer (US only)

The Guided Fate Paradox Pv1


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