NA Playstation Store Update: May 5th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith,
The new Playstation Plus titles are released this week. If none of those interest you, take a look at the new offerings from the Playstation Store. Playstation 4 highlights include a new free-to-play title for PS+ players, the stand-alone expansion for Wolfenstein and the Game of the Year edition of Middle-Earth. Playstation 3 players finally get a title that was released on PS4 in September 2014 and a remastered adventure title that was released on PC back in 2004. Vita players get a rhythm shooter that is a three-way Cross-Buy title and a couple of entries from 8floor. As usual, there is also a plethora of DLC, although only one pack carries new trophies.

Playstation 4 Pre-Orders

Destiny "Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves"
Price: US$19.99
Release date: May 19th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves Theme

Play on 05-19-2015, Mid-day Pacific Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth of weapons, armor, and gear to earn in new story missions, three new competitive multiplayer maps, and a new cooperative Strike.

FEATURING:
• New weapons, armor, and gear to earn, including Legendary, Exotic, Faction, and Fallen-themed items.
• Boost Your Guardian's Power
• Introducing a new competitive elimination mode in the Crucible, Trials of Osiris, and an all-new arena activity - The Prison of Elders.
• New Fallen quests, story missions, and public events
• New Social Space, the Reef, featuring new visuals and vendors.
• New Cooperative Strike: Board the House of Wolves Ketch on the Moon and hunt down a notoriously cutthroat Fallen enemy.
• Three new competitive multiplayer maps: Black Shield, Thieves' Den, and Widow's Court.
• New House of Wolves themed emblems, armor shaders, and player ships.
• The Ultimate Destiny Experience is on PlayStation®: Includes additional exclusive competitive multiplayer map - Timekeeper*.

*Timed exclusive until at least Fall 2015.
Magicka 2
Price: US$14.99
Release date: May 26th
Pre-order Magicka 2 today and get access to the playable Sneak Peek in early May, the official Theme, and the fancy Headmaster robe set including a staff and a sword as a bonus when the game releases.
Magicka 2 Special Edition
Price: US$17.99
Release date: May 26th
Pre-order Magicka 2 today and get access to the playable Sneak Peek in early May, the official Theme, and the fancy Headmaster robe set including a staff and a sword as a bonus when the game releases.
Playstation 4 Games

AirMech Arena
Size: 372 MB
Price: FREE
This is an exclusive PlayStation®Plus offer.

AirMech® Arena is a highly competitive fast-paced real-time strategy game, where players use versatile AirMechs to amass combat forces and destroy enemy fortresses.

In the future, the last survivors of the Great War continue their fight alongside the ultimate war machine: the AirMech. Created using lost technology, pilots have found, salvaged, or stolen AirMechs to protect the weak or to pillage. Which side do you fight for?

By Land and by Air
Transform between air assaults and ground attacks with the touch of a button. With nine AirMechs available, each with unique traits, there’s an ultimate war machine for every play style.

Team Up or Go Solo
In AirMech® Arena, gamers engage in ferocious real-time battles up to 3v3 in PVP or Co-Op Modes. Players can form teams and skirmish at any time, with the teams in battle matched by their skill level.

Unlock a large arsenal of AirMechs, pilots, units, upgrades, special items, customizable skins and more!
Arcade Archives City Connection
Size: 16.3 MB
Price: US$7.99
'City CONNECTION' is an action game that was released from Jaleco in 1985.
Girl Clarisse drives 'Clarice car', and runs around the world in search of the ideal of man.

'Arcade Archives series' has faithfully reproduce the masterpiece of arcade games for PS4™ system. Also support PS4™ system features.
Players can share play screens and video with the SHARE feature, and players can also compete with other players for score online ranking.
Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.


Cosmophony
Size: 783 MB
Price: US$4.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
Cosmophony is a musical shooter designed for demanding gamers seeking an original and intense gaming experience.

You must control the heart of a fallen goddess within a dying universe in order to fulfill her destiny. Your goal is to progress through a series of levels designed to be played to an exhilarating, 100% drum and bass soundtrack by DJ Salaryman (DnB Arena, RAM records).

Discover a powerful new gaming experience that is uniquely satisfying.

-Unique synesthetic design based on music
-Impressive HD graphics with psychedelic background videos
-100% DnB soundtrack created especially for the game

Note that this game is designed with more experienced gamers in mind. The difficulty level, while gradual, is still very high.

Purchasing this content entitles you to the PS3™ system, PS4™ system, and “PS Vita” system versions!
Ether One
Size: 3.3 GB
Price: US$19.99
Ether One is a first person adventure that deals with the fragility of the human mind.

There are two paths in the world you can choose from. At its core is a story exploration path free from puzzles where you can unfold the story at your own pace.

There is also a deeper, more adventurous path in which you can complete complex puzzles to restore life changing events of the patient's history in order to help the validation of their life.


Middle earth Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition
Size: 34.2 GB
Price: US$49.99
Experience the definitive version of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor which includes The Lord of the Hunt and The Bright Lord story missions, the Trials of War challenge series plus additional Warband Missions, Runes, & Skins.

Full list of content includes:
- The Lord of the Hunt Mission
- The Bright Lord Story Mission
- Test of Power Challenge Mode
- Test of Speed Challenge Mode
- Test of Wisdom Challenge Mode
- Endless Challenge Mode
- The Dark Ranger Skin
- Captain of the Watch Skin
- Hidden Blade Rune
- Deadly Archer Rune
- Flame of Anor Rune
- Rising Storm Rune
- Guardians of the Flaming Eye Warband Mission
- The Berserks Warband Mission
- The Skull Crushers Warband Mission
- The Flesh Burners Warband Mission
- The Blood Hunters Warband Mission


Wolfenstein The Old Blood
Size: 36.4 GB
Price: US$19.99
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to the critically acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order. The adventure, which spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories, features the hallmarks of MachineGames – thrilling action, immersive story and intense first-person combat. As war hero B.J. Blazkowicz, arm yourself with new weapons such as the bolt-action rifle and grenade-launching Kampfpistole as you attempt to thwart the advancing Nazi war machine, and take advantage of duel-wielding pipes that can be used for wall climbing – or for vicious take-downs of never-before-seen Nazi adversaries.


Playstation 3 Pre-Orders

Destiny "Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves"
Price: US$19.99
Release date: May 19th
Pre-order and receive a bonus after checking out:
- Destiny Expansion II: House of Wolves Theme

Play on 05-19-2015, Mid-day Pacific Time. CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE EXCEPT WHERE REQUIRED BY LAW.

Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth of weapons, armor, and gear to earn in new story missions, three new competitive multiplayer maps, and a new cooperative Strike.

FEATURING:
• New weapons, armor, and gear to earn, including Legendary, Exotic, Faction, and Fallen-themed items.
• Boost Your Guardian's Power
• Introducing a new competitive elimination mode in the Crucible, Trials of Osiris, and an all-new arena activity - The Prison of Elders.
• New Fallen quests, story missions, and public events
• New Social Space, the Reef, featuring new visuals and vendors.
• New Cooperative Strike: Board the House of Wolves Ketch on the Moon and hunt down a notoriously cutthroat Fallen enemy.
• Three new competitive multiplayer maps: Black Shield, Thieves' Den, and Widow's Court.
• New House of Wolves themed emblems, armor shaders, and player ships.
• The Ultimate Destiny Experience is on PlayStation®: Includes additional exclusive competitive multiplayer map - Timekeeper*.

*Timed exclusive until at least Fall 2015.
Playstation 3 Games

Chariot
Size: 613 MB
Price: US$14.99
Chariot is a humorous, physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave Princess and her Fiancé carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King's remains in a worthy, gold-filled tomb.
If only his majesty would keep quiet...
The chariot's large wheels and long tethers allow the heroes to reach higher ground, swing across chasms and perform all sorts of impressive maneuvers. Extract riches from the very walls of the caves in multiple environments, and make your way to the exit by avoiding – or beating back – greedy looters as they attempt to steal your hard-earned loot! With skill-testing coordination mechanics and thrilling physics-based stunts required, Chariot will definitely please couch co-op enthusiasts as teamwork and cooperation unlock new possibilities.


Cosmophony
Size: 1.2 GB
Price: US$4.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
Cosmophony is a musical shooter designed for demanding gamers seeking an original and intense gaming experience.

You must control the heart of a fallen goddess within a dying universe in order to fulfill her destiny. Your goal is to progress through a series of levels designed to be played to an exhilarating, 100% drum and bass soundtrack by DJ Salaryman (DnB Arena, RAM records).

Discover a powerful new gaming experience that is uniquely satisfying.

-Unique synesthetic design based on music
-Impressive HD graphics with psychedelic background videos
-100% DnB soundtrack created especially for the game

Note that this game is designed with more experienced gamers in mind. The difficulty level, while gradual, is still very high.

Purchasing this content entitles you to the PS3™ system, PS4™ system, and “PS Vita” system versions!
Syberia 2
Size: 1.3 GB
Price: US$14.99
Having searched Eastern and Western Europe for a massing heir, Kate Walker finally completed her long and arduous journey, obtaining the signature of Hans Voralberg and closing the automaton factory buyout.
Mission accomplished? Not for this sophisticated New York lawyer... An unlikely pair, young Kate Walker and old, eccentric Hans Voralberg now set off on a journey together: in search of the last of the fabled Syberian mammoths at the heart of a long and forgotten universe.

The surreal quest Hans began alone several years ago will come to a final close as he and Kate face obstacles far more dangerous than ever before, testing their courage and determination.
Far and beyond, a mystical Syberia awaits their arrival...

Original and captivating story-line!
Rich and intriguing new characters with new, realistically detailed 3D environments.
Completely integrated, original puzzles that test the player's skill throughout the game.
An amazing original soundtrack!
Playstation Vita Games

Cosmophony
Size: 1.2 GB
Price: US$4.99 (Cross-Buy PS4/PS3/Vita)
Cosmophony is a musical shooter designed for demanding gamers seeking an original and intense gaming experience.

You must control the heart of a fallen goddess within a dying universe in order to fulfill her destiny. Your goal is to progress through a series of levels designed to be played to an exhilarating, 100% drum and bass soundtrack by DJ Salaryman (DnB Arena, RAM records).

Discover a powerful new gaming experience that is uniquely satisfying.

-Unique synesthetic design based on music
-Impressive HD graphics with psychedelic background videos
-100% DnB soundtrack created especially for the game

Note that this game is designed with more experienced gamers in mind. The difficulty level, while gradual, is still very high.

Purchasing this content entitles you to the PS3™ system, PS4™ system, and “PS Vita” system versions!
Day D Tower Rush / Medieval Defenders Bundle
Size: 158 MB
Price: US$6.99
Day D Tower Rush
Plunge into an era of dinosaurs and pre-historic creatures using a time machine.

Medieval Defenders
Defend your ancestral castle – show the invader who the master is! Build towers, save money, train your spells, and your enemy will be vanquished.
Strike Solitaire
Size: 42.4 MB
Price: US$4.99
Solitaire or bowling? Two in one!

The game utilizes a unique setting for solitaire games where the action takes place in bowling hotels offering a wide range of recreation services and outdoor sporting activities. Each level symbolizes one frame of a bowling match.

All levels look like a solitaire set of cards. Players should remove matching pairs of cards from the game board in order to complete all the level goals. The goal of each level is to remove 10 special skittle cards from the game board.

By doing that, players earn money. The amount of money players receive on each level depends on the type of the matching cards and the multiplier.

Upon the completion of each level, players also earn scores (just like they would earn scores for each frame in a bowling match). The number of points earned within the whole frame is calculated according to the attained scores.

Over 20 hours of gameplay, 120 unique levels and two levels of difficulty. Go out of town and relax staying home.
PSOne Classics

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne
Size: 133 MB
Price: US$5.99
In debt to Mr. Loath for one million zenny, Tron Bonne is going to have to rob banks and explore ruins to pay off her debt and rescue her family.

This title is compatible with the PSP™, PS Vita, PS TV and PS3® systems.
Playstation 4 DLC with Trophies

Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition
• "’Frenemies’ Character Pack"
Trophies: 5 (1 Bronze, 3 Silver, 1 Gold)
Price: US$2.99
Now you can put to use Javier Jaguar's noble strength, FlameFace's scoundrelous wiles, X'Tabay's deadly sorcery and Uay Chivo's legendary mastery in the fight to save El Presidente's Daughter and the world from Carlos Calaca.

All four characters are decked out with new animations and unique attributes that will change the way you play. Put your skills to the test to unlock the new trophies -- and maybe find an easter egg or two...
Playstation 4 DLC without Trophies

AirMech Arena
• "AirMech Prime" - $19.99
• "Economy Diamond Bundle" - $9.99
• "Elite Diamond Bundle" - $99.99
• "Micro Diamond Bundle" - $4.99
• "Prime Cube" - $19.99
• "Pro Diamond Bundle" - $49.99
• "Rare Capsule (2 Pack)" - $4.99
• "Rare Capsule (5 Pack)" - $9.99
• "Standard Diamond Bundle" - $19.99
• "Starter Pack" - $9.99
• "Ultimate Diamond Bundle" - $149.99
• "VIP Shop Ticket 3 Pack" - $4.99
• "VIP Shop Ticket 7 Pack" - $7.99

Batman Arkham Knight
• "Season Pass" - $39.99

Dragon Age Inquisition
• "Dragonslayer" - Free
• "The Black Emporium" - Free

Dragon Ball XenoVerse
• "Movie Costume Pack" - Free

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
• "Equipment 6" - $0.99
• "Equipment 7" - $0.99
• "Special Edit Parts" - $2.99

Evolve
• "Assault Monarch Skin Pack" - $4.99

The Pinball Arcade
• "Season Two Bundle" - $29.99
• "Season Three Bundle" - $29.99
• "Season Three Pro" - $39.99
• "Season Three Pro Upgrade" - $9.99

Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Blues Song Pack" - $11.99
• "Bobby Blue Bland – Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City" - $2.99
• "Freddie King – Hide Away" - $2.99
• "Howlin’ Wolf – Spoonful" - $2.99
• "John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom" - $2.99
• "Johnny Winter – Be Careful with a Fool" - $2.99

Toukiden Kiwami
• "Armor Sanada and Koshosho Set" - $1.99

Playstation 3 DLC without Trophies

Dragon Age Inquisition PS3
• "Dragonslayer" - Free
• "The Black Emporium" - Free

Dragon Ball XenoVerse PS3
• "Movie Costume Pack" - Free

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
• "Equipment 6" - $0.99
• "Equipment 7" - $0.99
• "Special Edit Parts" - $2.99

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd (Cross-Buy PS3/Vita)
• "Extra Character Swimwear Pack" - $5.99
• "Akita Neru Swimwear Module" - $1.99
Akita Neru Swimwear

• "Hatsune Miku Swimwear Module" - $1.99
• "Kagamine Rin Swimwear Module" - $1.99
HatsuneMiku / KagamineRin Swimwear

• "Kagamine Len Swimwear Module" - $1.99
• "Kaito Swimwear V Alt. Modul" - $1.99
KagamineLen / Kaito V Alt Swimwear

• "Kaito Swimwear V Module" - $1.99
Kaito V Swimwear

• "Kasane Teto Swimwear Module" - $1.99
Kasane Teto Swimwear

• "Kitty Cape (Checkered) UI S" - Free
KittyCape Checkered-UI

• "Luka Swimwear P Module" - $1.99
• "Meiko Swimwear Module" - $1.99
Luka P / Meiko Swimwear

• "Sakine Meiko Swimwear Module" - $1.99
SakineMeiko Swimwear

• "Trickster (Night Dream) UI" - Free
TricksterNightDream-UI

• "Yowane Haku Swimwear Module" - $1.99
Yowane Haku Swimwear

Rocksmith 2014 Edition PS3
• "Blues Song Pack" - $11.99
• "Bobby Blue Bland – Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City" - $2.99
• "Freddie King – Hide Away" - $2.99
• "Howlin’ Wolf – Spoonful" - $2.99
• "John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom" - $2.99
• "Johnny Winter – Be Careful with a Fool" - $2.99)

Playstation Vita DLC without Trophies

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA F 2nd (Cross-Buy PS3/Vita)
• "Akita Neru Swimwear Module" - $1.99
• "Hatsune Miku Swimwear Module" - $1.99
• "Kagamine Len Swimwear Module" - $1.99
• "Kagamine Rin Swimwear Module" - $1.99
• "Kaito Swimwear V Alt. Modul" - $1.99
• "Kaito Swimwear V Module" - $1.99
• "Kasane Teto Swimwear Module" - $1.99
• "Kitty Cape (Checkered) UI S" - Free
• "Luka Swimwear P Module" - $1.99
• "Meiko Swimwear Module" - $1.99
• "Sakine Meiko Swimwear Module" - $1.99
• "Trickster (Night Dream) UI" - Free
• "Yowane Haku Swimwear Module" - $1.99

Strike Solitaire
• "10,000 coins" - $0.99
• "25,000 coins" - $1.99
• "100,000 coins" - $4.99

Toukiden Kiwami
• "Armor Sanada and Koshosho Set" - $1.99

Finally we have the miscellaneous content. As usual, to find out more about the new Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited, App Updates, Avatars and Themes, check out Sony's Playstation Store Update.

Playstation Now Rentals

Comet Crash
Machinarium PS3
Super Mega Baseball
Tales from Space Mutant Blobs Attack
Toybox Turbos

Demos

RIDE - download here
Are you ready to put yourself to the test? Select one of the three available bikes and hurtle along the compelling Sierra Nevada track in Quick Race mode. Much more awaits you in the full game!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.