US PS Store Update, January 31 – Twisted Metal demo, Dead Island DLC, more

By Brenna Hillier
31 January 2012 21:44 GMT

A PlayStation 3 exclusive headlines this week’s US PlayStation Store update, but there’s some meaty DLC and a couple of full games to tempt you.

The Twisted Metal multiplayer demo is well worth a look, especially if you’ve never tried the series before – like Eat Sleep Play always says, think of it as jousting, fighter jets, or duelling rather than racing and shooting. There are eight vehicles, all with unique weapons, and both free-for-all death match and a team mode called Nuke. Plus, for the nervous, there’s a challenge mode for getting some practice in.

Elsewhere, the Kane and Lynch games are available for download in full. Both hail from Hitman developer IO Interactive, but the second is significantly less popular. Mini Ninjas and a PSN game called Puddle are up, too, along with a Naruto game for PSP.

On the DLC side, Soul Calibur V has a number of music packs as well as the first set of add-ons for its character customisation suite; the new Dead Island pack is up; there’s a collection for Need for Speed: The Run; and you’ll find a whack of new Rock Band 3 songs.

Get the update highlights below; for new avatar and theme details, please visit the US PS Blog.

PlayStation Plus

  • Full Game Trial: Madden NFL 12
  • Avatars: Squirrel Avatar
    – Tank Commander Avatar
  • Themes: Abstract Art Dynamic Theme

PSN Games

  • Puddle ($9.99)

PS3 Full Games

  • Madden NFL 12 ($29.99)
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days ($19.99)
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men ($14.99)
  • Mini Ninjas ($19.99)

PSP Downloadable Games

  • Naruto Shippuden: UN Impact ($39.99)

Game Demos (free)

  • Twisted Metal Multiplayer Demo
  • Syndicate Demo
  • Puddle Demo

Add-on Game Content

  • LittleBigPlanet Groundhog Day Costume (Free)
  • Assorted PlayStation Home Packs x 15 ($2.99 – $4.99)
  • Dead Island – Ryder White ($9.99)
  • Need For Speed: The Run – Italian Pack ($6.99)
  • The King Of Fighters XIII Unlock Icons ($2.99)
  • Soulcalibur V Customization Equipment 1 ($1.99)
  • Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music 1 -10 ($0.99 each)
  • Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music Pack 1 ($2.99)
  • Soulcalibur V Downloadable Music Pack 2 ($2.99)
  • Scene It? Movie Night Sci-Fi Movies DLC ($9.99)

Rock Band 3

  • “Fat Lip” – Sum 41 ($1.99)
  • “Head Over Heels” – Tears for Fears ($1.99)
  • “Still Waiting” – Sum 41 ($1.99)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “Africa” – Quartered ($1.99)
  • “Against the Wall” – Ill Niño ($1.99)
  • “El Monstro” – Dance for the Dying ($0.99)
  • “Hysteria” – Aiden ($1.99)
  • “Turn Around” – Bumblefoot ($0.99)


  • Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

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