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North American PSN Update; July 31, 2012

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on 31 July 2012

Welcome to this week's PlayStation Network update! Apart from a few games, this update looks to be more about add-ons, demos, and preorders. PSN Play is still offering preorder bonuses for The Expendables 2 and Sound Shapes, and The Expendables 2 is dropping its discount next week, so this is a great time to download it.

Ridge Racers Unbounded has been added to the PS3 Full Game section for the discounted price of $44.99; if you're still on the fence, you can check out our review of it right here.

The demos in this update are definitely attractive, featuring Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, which includes both single-player and multiplayer experiences, and the Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 demo, which has been highly praised by fans.

Anime fans will be happy to see that the official Crunchyroll app is now available for download on the PS Store. The videos may be dubbed, but you can watch them on your PlayStation 3 consoles.

Add-ons are aplenty this time around, so look for your favorite game and download away. Enjoy this week's update.


PS3 Full Games

RIDGE RACER Unbounded ($44.99)

RIDGE RACER Unbounded gears up to carve its own destructive path on a spectacular collision course! RIDGE RACER is on its way back into the eager hands of gamers and RIDGE RACER Unbounded is coming to add an unexpected dimension to the series and deliver an original blast of ferocious racing adrenaline. Easily create thousands of tracks and share them online.


File Size: 1.46 GB


PSN Games

The Expendables 2 Videogame ($14.99) (Demo Also Available)

The Expendables videogame is a way for fans to experience all of their favorite explosive moments, as their favorite stars, in 4-Player Co-op action.


File Size: 1.15 GB


PS2 Classics

War of the Monsters ($9.99)

Topple buildings and terrorize civilians as a giant creature wreaking havoc. Defeat rival monsters to be the strongest in the world.


File Size: 1.2 GB


PSP Games

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time ($29.99)

Join the enigmatic Crevanille on his journey through Noyeval as he tries to discover why mankind is being targeted for destruction. What power do the mysterious Angels possess? Who holds the key to preventing another tragedy? And how will your choices affect the outcome of world-shaking events? Discover the answers to these questions and more as you experience the legend of Growlanser!


File Size: 919 MB



Crunchyroll (FREE) 

Watch the latest Japanese Anime & Asian Drama! Now you can watch new episodes 1 hour after airing in Japan on your PlayStation 3. Watch the latest anime shows like Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, Shugo Chara!, Blue Exorcist, Gintama, The World God Only Knows, Bodacious Space Pirates, Nisemonogatari, Eyeshield 21, Skip Beat!, Beelzebub, Gosick, and more.


PlayStation Plus

Free Content

-Warriors Orochi 3 – Orochi X Avatar

-Mad Riders Game The Daredevil Map Pack


-Sound Shapes Pre-Order (20% Off) – Plus price: $11.99

-The Expendables 2: The Videogame Game (20% Off) – Plus price: $11.99

-Mad Riders (10% Off) – Plus Price: $8.99

Last Chance (Leaving Plus This Week)

-PSN Play – Week #1 – The Expendables 2: The Videogame Pre Order



Sound Shapes Preorder Offer (Static Theme Gift With Purchase) ($14.99)



Game Demos (Free)

Expendables 2 Demo (PS3)

The Expendables 2 Videogame demo is a taste of all your favorite explosive moments, as your favorite stars, in four-player co-op action.


File Size: 1.15 GB

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron (PS3)

Experience two single player levels and two multiplayer modes in the TRANSFORMERS: Fall of Cybertron demo!


File Size: 2.1 GB


Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 brings the perfect balance of the beautiful game home.


File Size: 997 MB



Cuboid (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)


PS3 Add-ons

Record of Agarest War 2

-Right to the Blacksmith Pack 8 ($0.00)

-Bonus Point Pack 5 ($4.49) 

-Bonus Point Pack 6 ($3.99)

-Frensberge Specialty Pack 4 ($1.49) .

-2nd Extra Character ($2.49)

-Additional Massage Costumes ($2.99)

-Shaldie Mail Order 2 Pack ($2.99) 


Street Fighter X Tekken

Swap Costumes Note – The following Swap Costumes DLC add-ons are exclusive content for STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN. These add-on contents can only be used if the additional character pack has been purchased.

-Sakura (Swap Costume)($0.99) 

-Blanka (Swap Costume)($0.99)

-Guy (Swap Costume)($0.99)

-Cody (Swap Costume)($0.99) 

-Elena (Swap Costume)($0.99) 

-Dudley (Swap Costume)($0.99) 

-Lars (Swap Costume)($0.99) 

-Alisa (Swap Costume)($0.99) 

-JACK-X (Swap Costume)($0.99)

-Bryan (Swap Costume)($0.99)

-Christie (Swap Costume)($0.99) 

-Lei (Swap Costume)($0.99) 

-SF DLC Char Swap Costume Complete Pack($3.99)e Complete Pack($3.99) 

-DLC Char Swap Costume Complete Pack($5.99)

-Additional Characters Pack (12 Chars)($19.99) 


LittleBigPlanet 2

-Snow White Costume ($1.99)

-Jasmine Costume ($1.99) 

-Aurora Costume ($1.99) 

-Cinderella Costume ($1.99) 

-Disney Princesses Costume Pack ($5.99) 


The Expendables 2 Videogame

-Barney Ross Full Upgrade ($0.99) 

-Hale Caesar Full Upgrade ($0.99) 

-Gunner Jensen Full Upgrade ($0.99)

-Yin Yang Full Upgrade ($0.99) 

-All Characters Full Upgrade ($2.99) 


Bellator MMA Onslaught

-Scouting Report ($0.99)


Max Payne 3

-Special Edition Pack ($1.99)


Risen 2 Dark Waters

-A Pirate’s Clothes ($2.99) 

-Risen 2 Dark Waters – Treasure Isle ($9.99)

-Risen 2 Dark Waters – Air Temple ($9.99) 


Spec Ops: The Line

-FUBAR Pack ($3.99)


Rock Band 3

-“The End of Heartache” ($1.99) – Killswitch Engage.

-“The End of Heartache” – Pro Guitar (In Game Only) ($0.99) – Killswitch Engage.

-“The Arms of Sorrow” ($1.99) – Killswitch Engage.

-“Starting Over” ($1.99) – Killswitch Engage

-Killswitch Engage Pack 01 ($5.49) – This pack includes “Starting Over,” “The Arms of Sorrow,” and “The End of Heartache” by Killswitch Engage. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.

-“Until I Feel Nothing” ($1.99) – Carnifex. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.

-“Come Now Follow” ($1.99) – Amberian Dawn. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.

-“ Collide” ($1.99) – Anarchy Club. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.

-“Coming Undone” ($1.99) – Shatterglass. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.

-“Reson-8-R (Pts. I & II)” ($0.99) – Christopher J. Compatible with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz.


PS Vita Add-ons

Escape Plan

-Underground Pack ($1.99)


Available In-Game Only (Not on PlayStation Store)

Bellator MMA Onslaught

-Bellator Mma Onslaught Advanced Xp Boost ($1.99)

-Bellator Mma Onslaught Attack Boost ($0.99)

-Bellator Mma Onslaught Defense Boost ($0.99)

-Bellator Mma Onslaught Stamina Boost ($0.99)

-Bellator Mma Onslaught Xp Boost ($0.99)


DC Universe

-DC Universe Butterfly Wings ($1.99)

-DC Universe Online Runed Gargoyle Wings ($1.99)

-DC Universe Online Turbine Jets ($1.99)



-Pure Chess Black & White Knights Avatar ($0.49)

-Pure Chess Golden Knight Avatar ($0.49)

-Pure Chess King Motif Avatar ($0.49)

-Pure Chess Staunton Pawn Avatar ($0.49)

-Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode Ii Avatar Bundle ($1.49)


Game Videos (Free)

-Counter Strike Global Offensive Trailer (PSN Play 2012)

-Dead Space 3 E3 Announce Trailer

-Journey Collector’s Edition Official Trailer (720, 1080)

-Persona 4 Arena E3 Trailer

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Aigis

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Akihiko Sanada

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Chie Satonaka

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Elizabeth

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Kanji Tatsumi

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Labrys

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Mitsuru Kirijo

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Naoto Shirogane

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Shadow Labrys

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Teddie

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Yosuke Hanamura

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Yu Narukami

-Persona 4 Arena Moves Video: Yukiko Amagi

-Persona 4 Arena Tutorial 1

-Persona 4 Arena Tutorial 2

-Rainbow Moon Dev Diary 6: Conclusion

-Red Johnson’S Chronicles – One Against All Trailer

-Sorcery Launch Trailer (720, 1080)

-Sorcery Story Trailer (720, 1080)

-Sorcery The Making Of – Part I – The Magical Technology of Move (720, 1080)

-Sorcery The Making Of – Part II – A Hero’s Journey (720)

-Sorcery The Making Of – Part III – The Music Behind the Myth (720, 1080)

-Sorcery The Making Of – Part IV – The Creatures of Sorcery (720)



PS3 Themes

-1970′s Germany Static Theme ($1.49)

-Abstract Dragons Static Theme ($1.49)

-Abstract Summer Static Theme ($1.49)

-Cowgirl Bath Time w/ Rosa Acosta Dynamic Theme ($2.99)

-Little Holland Static Theme ($1.49)

-Old Mine Shaft Static Theme ($1.49)

-Spring Petals Static Theme ($1.49)

-Summer Music Static Theme ($1.49)

-Magical Toadstools Theme ($1.49)

-Neon Lights Theme ($0.99)


PS3 Wallpapers

-Counter Strike: GO Wallpaper 2


Via PS Plus