The long-awaited arrival of platformer Trine headlines the Thursday PSN update this week, followed admirably by Bomberman Ultra and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Commander's Challenge.
Trine, developed by Frozenbyte, won considerable plaudits on PC - and at a higher price point. On PSN, the game costs £16.99 (€19.99).
Bomberman Ultra, according to Hudson, "combines the best features" of the series to bring you "one of the most comprehensive Bomberman games in history". An elaborate re-issue, but thankfully old-school in design. Bomberman Ultra costs £7.99 (€9.99).
C&C Red Alert 3 - Commander's Challenge, on the other hand, adds 50 special scenarios for £7.99 (€9.99). Think of it as a new game.
There are also numerous special offers on the PS Store. These include price-cuts for PixelJunk Racers, High Velocity Bowling and echochrome Micro to £3.99 (€4.99). Plus, The Super Stardust HD Double Pack has been chopped to £2.39 (€2.99) and Disney's Action Game feat. Hercules now costs £3.19 (€3.99).
PES 2010 and NBA Live demos are backup should you fall short of cash.
In add-on land, the free Batman: Arkham Asylum Challenge Room maps are a no-brainer (providing you have the game), and the second Red Faction: Guerrilla add-on - with two new modes and eight new maps - sounds enticing.
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Commander's Challenge (£7.99/€9.99)
- Trine (£16.99/€19.99)
- Bomberman Ultra (£7.99/€9.99)
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
- NBA Live 10
PS3 Game Content
- Batman: Arkham Asylum - Insane Night Map Pack (free)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 - Gary Player Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
- Red Faction Guerrilla - Multiplayer Pack 02 (£5.49/€6.99)
- Midnight Club LA: South Central - Ultimate Content Pack (£7.99/€9.99)
- Guitar Hero 5: AFI Track Pack ("Beautiful Thieves", "Girls Not Grey", "The Missing Frame") - £4.39/€5.49 (£1.59/€1.99 each)
- Guitar Hero 5: "Somewhere in the World it's Midnight" by Street Sweeper Social Club (£1.59/€1.99)
- Rock Band: Anvil Pack 01 ("666", "Metal on Metal", "This is Thirteen") - £2.49/€3.99 (£0.99/€1.49 each)
- Rock Band: "Hand Me Down World" by The Guess Who (£0.99/€1.49)
- Rock Band: "No Time" by The Guess Who (£0.99/€1.49)
- Rock Band: "Pick Me Up" by Dinosaur Jr. (£0.99/€1.49)
- Rock Band: "Rock Your Socks" by Tenacious D (£0.99/€1.49)
- Rock Band: "The Wagon" by Dinosaur Jr. (£0.99/€1.49)
- Rock Band: "Tribute" by Tenacious D (£0.99/€1.49)
PS3 Premium Themes
- Dark Fantasy (£1.19/€1.49)
- Digital Techno (£1.19/€1.49)
- European Highlands (£1.19/€1.49)
- Evil Clowns (£1.19/€1.49)
- Ink & Saints (£1.19/€1.49)
- Seaside Sunsets (£1.19/€1.49)
- Tigers (£1.19/€1.49)
- Union Jack (£1.19/€1.49)
- Need For Speed: Shift (£29.99/€39.99)
PSP Game Content:
- Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce - Additional Quests 5 (free)
- Rock Band Unplugged: "Back From The Dead" by Spinal Tap (£0.99/€1.49)
- Rock Band Unplugged: "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence (£0.99/€1.49)