PSN Weekly: Week of September 4th, 2013 (North America)

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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PSN Weekly

Sorry folks, I had some Internet issues yesterday, so PSN Weekly is running a bit behind this week. This week looks jam-packed with goodness. We have a remake of a classic Mickey Mouse title, Atelier Meruru Plus for the Vita, and much more. So let’s get this party started! (All prices are in USD.)

puppeteerLogo

First up in pre-orders this week, we have Puppeteer. Kutaro, a young boy, is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious castle. He is then transformed into a puppet, which sucks for him but allows us to have some good platforming fun. Kutaro not only gets turned into a puppet, he also gets his head torn off. Join him on his journey as he searches for his head with his feline friend Yin Yang. ($39.99 or $35.99 for Plus members)

Other pre-order items this week include the following:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Gold ($79.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ($59.99)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins ($59.99)
  • F1 2013 ($59.99, or $53.99 for Plus)
  • F1 2013 Classic Edition ($74.99, or 67.49 for Plus)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes ($49.99)
  • NBA 2K14 ($59.99)
  • WATCH_DOGS ($59.99)
  • WWE 2K14 ($59.99)

castle of illusion feature

So the first game we’re gonna talk about hitting the PS3 this week is Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. This remake of the Genesis classic includes updated graphics, sound, and gameplay. When the evil wizard Mizrabel kidnaps Minnie, it’s up to Mickey to save her in this platforming classic. ($14.99)

Diablo III logo

Next up, we have Diablo III. Many years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated. You must return to Tristram, where rumors of a fallen star heralding the end of days have started to surface. ($59.99)

Rayman Legends logo

Next up, we have Rayman Legends. This is one of the best-looking platform games I’ve seen in awhile. I checked out the demo not long ago and had a ton of fun with it. With tons of different modes and options, this one will be great for any platforming fan. (PS3: $59.99, Vita: $35.99)

The other PS3 release this week is Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate ($39.99).

Chaos Code

First up in PSN games this week is Chaos Code. This 2D fighter from Arc System Works features a create-your-own-style combat system. For its asking price, this one one sounds like it would be a lot of fun to play. ($11.99)

Other PSN games this week include the following:

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons ($14.99)
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 ($49.99)
  • Hunter’s Trophy 2 – America ($9.99)
  • Kickbeat (Cross-Buy) ($9.99, or $7.99 for Plus)

Atelier Meruru Plus The-Apprentice of Arland

Atelier Meruru Plus hits the Vita this week. This port of the PS3 game has some additional features, and for a limited time, you’ll get some bonus costume DLC with your purchase. ($39.99)

The lone PS2 classic this week is Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity. This tactical JRPG uses an action points system. Points are consumed by moving and attacking each round. Each character also has a zone effect, making your character placement on the field very important. ($9.99)

Price Changes

  • Germinator for PS3 or Vita (now $6.99)
  • Germinator PS3 & Vita bundle (now $8.99)
  • Knytt Underground for PS3 or Vita (now $9.99; originally $14.99)
  • Madden NFL 13 (now $29.99; originally $39.99)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted for PS3 (now $29.99; originally $39.99)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted for Vita (now $19.99; originally $29.99)
  • Of Orcs and Men (now $19.99; originally $49.99)
  • Pinballistik (now FREE; originally $3.99)
  • Pinballistik + DLC bundle (now $4.99; originally $7.99)
  • Fruit Ninja (now $4.99; originally $6.99)

Other Sales

  • Retro City Rampage (Cross-Buy) (now $9.99; originally $14.99)
  • Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (now $24.99; originally $34.99)
  • Wicked Monster Blast! HD (now $4.99; originally $9.99)
  • Zombie Driver HD (now $4.99; originally $9.99)
  • Zombie Driver HD + Soundtrack (now $6.49; originally $12.99)
  • Zombie Driver HD Soundtrack (now $2.49; originally $4.99)
  • Zombie Driver HD Apocalypse Pack (now $1.49; originally $2.99)
  • Who’s That Flying?! (now $2.49; originally $4.99)
  • DJ Hero 2 Indie Hip Hop Mix Pack (now $3.99; originally $7.99)
  • DJ Hero 2 Tiesto Mix Pack (now $3.99; originally $7.99)
  • DJ Hero Dance Party Mix Pack (now $3.99; originally $7.99)
  • DJ Hero David Guetta Mix Pack 1 (now $3.99; originally $7.99)
  • Dust 514 Armored Assault Pack (Tank Pack) (now $4.99; originally $9.99)
  • Guitar Hero 5 30 Seconds to Mars Track Pack (now $2.75; originally $5.49)
  • Guitar Hero 5 Disturbed Track Pack (now $2.75; originally $5.49)
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Dragonforce Track Pack (now $3.13; originally $6.25)
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Muse Track Pack (now $3.13; originally $6.25)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour Hard Rock Track Pack (now $2.75; originally $5.49)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour Nirvana Track Pack (now $2.75; originally $5.49)
  • Guitar Hero World Tour Smashing Pumpkins Track Pack (now $2.75; originally $5.49)
  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Modern Rock Mega Pack (now $8.25; originally $16.49)
  • Rocksmith – “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding (now $2.99; originally $1.99)
  • Rocksmith – “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by the Darkness (now $1.99; originally $2.99)
  • Rocksmith – “My Girl” by the Temptations (now $1.99; originally $2.99)
  • Rocksmith – “Paralyzer” by Finger Eleven (now $1.99; originally $2.99)
  • Rocksmith – “Redneck” by Lamb of God (now $1.99; originally $2.99)
  • Rocksmith – “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye (now $1.99; originally $2.99)
  • Tales From Space: About A Blob Premium Bundle (now $3.99)
  • Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend (now $19.99; originally $24.99)
  • Raiden III (now $5.99; originally $9.99)
  • 1000 Tiny Claws (now $1.75; originally $3.99)
  • Blimp: The Flying Adventures (now $1.49; originally $1.99)

PS Vita Add-ons

Pinball Arcade

  • Pro Table Pack 15 (Cross-Buy) ($7.99)
  • Table Pack 15 Pro Upgrade (Cross-Buy) ($3.99)
  • Table Pack 15: Champion Pub And Whirlwind (Cross-Buy) ($4.99)

Soul Sacrifice

  • Additional Quest: The Iron Lady’s Tears Of Red (FREE)

LittleBigPlanet

  • Cossack Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Mayan Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Saracen Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Viking Warrior Costume ($0.99)

PS3 Add-ons

Borderlands 2

  • Assassin Cl0ckw0rk Pack ($0.99)
  • Commando Devilish Good Looks Pack ($0.99)
  • Gunzerker Greasy Grunt Pack ($0.99)
  • Mechromancer Beatmaster Pack ($0.99)
  • Psycho Party Pack ($0.99)
  • Siren Learned Warrior Pack ($0.99)
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 ($4.99)

DC Universe Online

  • Sons Of Trigon ($9.99)
  • Temporal Weapon Style Pack ($4.99)

Dead or Alive 5

  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Story Mode ($14.99)
  • Ayane Set DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($8.99)
  • Christie DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($5.99)
  • Helena DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($5.99)
  • Hitomi DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($7.99)
  • Kasumi DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($7.99)
  • Kokoro DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($7.99)
  • Leifang DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($6.99)
  • Lisa DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($5.99)
  • Mila DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($5.99)
  • Pai DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($4.99)
  • Sarah DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($4.99)
  • Tina DOA5 Costumes (bundle) ($5.99)
  • Ultimate Complete Character Set ($34.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Akira ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Alpha-152 ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Bass ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Bayman ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Brad Wong ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Christie ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Ein ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Eliot ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Gen Fu ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Helena ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Hitomi ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Jacky ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Jann Lee ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Kokoro ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – La Mariposa ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Leifang ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Leon ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Mila ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Momiji ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Pai ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Rachel ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Rig ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Sarah ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Tina ($3.99)
  • Ultimate Character – Zack ($3.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Ayane Uniform DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Ayane ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Christie ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Helena ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Hitomi ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Kasumi ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Kokoro ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Leifang ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Lisa ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Mila ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Cheerleader Tina ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Complete DOA5 Costumes ($39.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Dead Or Alive 2 Music ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Dead Or Alive 3 Music ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Gym Class Ayane DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Gym Class Hitomi DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Gym Class Kasumi DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Gym Class Kokoro DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hitomi Uniform DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Ayane ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Christie ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Helena ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Hitomi ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Kasumi ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Kokoro ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Leifang ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Lisa ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Mila ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Pai ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Sarah ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hot Getaway – Tina ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Ayane ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Christie ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Helena ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Hitomi ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Kasumi ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Kokoro ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Leifang ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Lisa ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Mila ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Pai ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Sarah ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Hotties Swimwear – Tina ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Kasumi Uniform DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Kokoro Uniform DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Akira ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Bass ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Bayman ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Brad Wong ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Eliot ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Gen Fu ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Hayabusa DOA5 ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Hayate ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Jann Lee DOA5 ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Mr. Strong ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Rig ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lil’ Santas – Zack DOA5 ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Ayane ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Christie ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Helena ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Hitomi ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Kasumi ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Kokoro ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Leifang ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Lisa ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Mila ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Pai ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Sarah ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Player’s Swimwear – Tina ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Rd. 3 Special – Ayane DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Rd. 3 Special – Hayate DOA5-3 ($0.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Rd. 3 Special: Leifang DOA5-3 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Naughty Girls – Ayane DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Naughty Girls – Christie DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Naughty Girls – Mila DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Naughty Girls – Tina DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Nice Girls – Helena DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Nice Girls – Hitomi DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Nice Girls – Kasumi DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Nice Girls – Kokoro DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Nice Girls – Leifang DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Nice Girls – Pai DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Santa’s Nice Girls – Sarah DOA5 ($1.99)
  • Ultimate: Core Fighters – Lisa Santa DOA5 ($1.99)

God of War: Ascension

  • Cestus of Ares Gauntlet Multiplayer Weapon (free for Season Pass) ($2.99)
  • Cestus of Hades Gauntlet Multiplayer Weapon (free for Season Pass) ($2.99)
  • Cestus of Poseidon Gauntlet Multiplayer Weapon (free for Season Pass) ($2.99)
  • Cestus of Zeus Gauntlet Multiplayer Weapon (free for Season Pass) ($2.99)
  • Fury Capes Pack (free for Season Pass) ($0.99)
  • Gauntlets of the Furies Multiplayer Weapon (free for Season Pass) ($2.99)
  • Gauntlets of Jason Multiplayer Weapon (free)

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

  • Broccoli’s Classic Swimwear ($1.99)
  • CyberConnect2 Swimsuit Set ($1.99)
  • Falcom’s Swimsuit Set ($1.99)
  • Mages.’ Swimsuit Set ($1.99)
  • Marvelous AQL’s Swimsuit Set ($1.99)
  • Tekken’s Swimsuit Set ($1.99)

LittleBigPlanet 2

  • Cossack Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Mayan Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Saracen Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Viking Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Warriors of the World Costume Pack 1 ($2.99)

LittleBigPlanet Karting

  • Cossack Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Mayan Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Saracen Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Viking Warrior Costume ($0.99)
  • Warriors of the World Costume Pack 1 ($2.99)

Metro: Last Light

  • The Tower Pack (free for Season Pass) ($4.99)

Pinball Arcade

  • Pro Table Pack 15 (Cross-Buy) (free for Season Pass) ($7.99)
  • Table Pack 15 Pro Upgrade (Cross-Buy) (free for Season Pass) ($3.99)
  • Table Pack 15: Champion Pub and Whirlwind (Cross-Buy) (free for Season Pass) ($4.99)

Tales of Xillia

  • Alvin’s School Costume ($2.99)
  • Attachments: Animal Set ($0.99)
  • Attachments: Front Hair Set ($0.99)
  • Attachments: Hero’s Sword Set ($0.99)
  • Attachments: Teepo Plushie Set ($0.99)
  • Attachments: Tricorn Hat Set ($0.99)
  • Elize’s School Costume ($2.99)
  • Jude’s School Costume ($2.99)
  • Leia’s School Costume ($2.99)
  • Milla’s School Costume ($2.99)
  • Rowen’s School Costume ($2.99)

Saints Row IV

  • Dubstep Gun (Remix) Pack ($2.99)

Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection logo

Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection joins the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus members.

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  • Xx_Kares_xX

    Thanks for this, I’ve wanted to get my hands on Stella Deus for a very long time but haven’t been able to find it anywhere. I’d still prefer a hard copy for my collection but this is definitely better than nothing.

    • Matt

      Indeed. I think it’s something like $70 on Amazon, for me, so this works out nicely, because I wanna relive what I ultimately ended up only renting all those years ago. It may not be on the Top RPG lists of it’s generation, but I was pretty enamored by Shigenori Soejima’s art style at the time, and even more so now after the Persona titles.

    • Lord Ackercocke

      Agreed