US PS Store update, September 3 – Castle of Illusion, Rayman Legends, DoA 5, Diablo 3

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 4 September 2013 01:45 GMT

Lots of new games and content grace the North American PlayStation Store in this week’s bumper update.

A couple of big pre-orders are one of the headlines this week; Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (with bonus Aveline figurehead and theme; Gold Edition includes Season Pass) and Batman: Arkham Origins are both up for pre-purchase, as are F1 2013 (Classic Edition available), Lego Marvel Super Heroes (includes exclusive theme), NBA 2K14 (includes exclusive theme and King James Pack), Puppeteer (includes exclusive theme) and WWE 2K14 (includes exclusive theme).

As for things you can actually have, Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, Diablo 3, Rayman Legends and Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate are all available as PS3 full games.

The free-to-play version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Core Fighters, is one of the PSN games selection this week, which also features Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Chaos Code, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, Hunter’s Trophy 2 – America and Kickbeat.

Kickbeat is also available on Vita and supports cross-buy. Rayman Legends is the only other Vita release but remember – it’s missing 28 levels.

There’s one PS2 classic – Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity – and one bundle, Altelier Meruru Plus With Bonus. That’s what it’s called, apparently.

There’s even a new app this week – Gaiam TV: The Transformaiton Network, which is a streaming media service about focusing on “new perspectives for our changing world”, such as yoga classes and documentaries.

PlayStation Plus members get Resident Evil: Chronicles HD, as well as various discounts.

There are PS3 demos available for Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, NHL 14, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Hunter’s Trophy 2 – America, and Kickbeat. Kickbeat also has a Vita demo, and there’s one for the portable version of Rayman Legends, too.

Now for DLC: check out new content for Borderlands 2, DC Universe Online, Dead or Alive 5, God of War: Ascension, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, LittleBigPlanet Vita, LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting, Metro: Last Light, Pinball Arcade, Saints Row 4, Soul Sacrifice, and Tales of Xillia.

For full update information including prices, download sizes, price changes, sales, avatars, themes and videos, please visit the PlayStation Blog.

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