Heavy Rain Taxidermist on PS3 Store

Plus: VidZone, Comic Store, Home.  

The first batch of Heavy Rain downloadable content arrives today. It's called The Taxidermist and stars main character Madison Paige. As her, you'll nose around the house of a taxidermist who also happens to be a suspect in the Origami Killer killings.

Other high-profile DLC includes Chapters of Deceit for Army of Two: The 40th Day, the Godlike Pack for Dante's Inferno and those Jay-Z and Eminem tracks for DJ Hero that were reserved for Renegade Edition buyers at launch. BioWare has popped out a slew of Easter "Feastday" goodies for Dragon Age: Origins that are free, too.

Namco Museum Essentials is today's new PSN game, and there are a couple of deals worth considering: the Penny Arcade Adventures double-pack (there will be no Episode Three) and the full five-episode batch of the new Sam & Max series, The Devil's Playhouse. The latter has only just begun, but if you pay upfront you'll save in the long-run and have a new instalment delivered each month.

Look out for the PS3 and PSP special offers at the bottom of the full PSN update list below.

On VidZone, meanwhile, revellers will be able to watch the first play of Aggro Santos' Candy. He's supposed to be the next big thing.

On the PSP Comic Store there's more of Stan Lee's Daredevil, a pen-and-paper adaptation of JJ Abrams' Star Trek and Beowulf without a naked Ray Winstone in it.

What about PlayStation Home? Glad you didn't ask. There's the first batch of Star Wars clothes and costumes, which include a black Lightsaber prop. There are Star Wars-themed statues, too. This week also welcomes Monty Python content such as The Black Knight costume complete with missing arms, and you'll be able to stamp a giant Monty Python foot in your Home space.

To Europe today comes the Ghostbusters Firehouse, complete with associated props (car, proton packs) and costumes. The Siren: Blood Curse area has made its way to European shores as well, and features the Ward of Despair mini-game for you and your virtual friends.

You can find pictures of this new PlayStation Home content on the European PS blog.

PS3 Demo

  • Namco Museum Essentials

PS3 Games

  • Namco Museum Essentials (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhous Pre-order Bundle (pay for all five episodes upfront and they'll be delivered monthly) - 17.99/€21.99
  • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness Bundle (both episodes) - £11.99/€14.99

PS3 Game Content

  • Heavy Rain: Chronicle One - The Taxidermist (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Army of Two: The 40th Day Chapters of Deceit (£6.29/€7.99)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (Feastday Combo Pack, Feastday Gifts, Feastday Pranks) - free
  • LittleBigPlanet Fragrances Costume Pack
  • Dante's Inferno: Godlike Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Sonic & SEGA Allstars Racing: Metal Sonic & Death Egg Zone (£4.79/€5.99)
  • Sonic & SEGA Allstars Racing: Ryu Forklift Character Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Dragon Ball: Raging Blast: Ultimate Warriors Pack 3 (free)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce: Additional Quests 3 (free)
  • EyePet: Easter Styling Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • EyePet: Lucky Dip Styling Pack 12 (free)
  • DJ Hero: Jay-Z / Eminem Mix Pack (£6.29/€7.99)
  • Rock Band: Axis Bold as Love (album) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience - £9.99/€14.99 (individual songs also sold separately)
  • Guitar Hero 5: Lynyrd Skynyrd Track Pack ("Freebird", "Gimme Three Steps", "Simple Man") - £4.39/€5.49 (£1.59/€1.99 each)
  • Karaoke Revolution: "Heart Of Glass", "I Will Survive", "Irreplaceable", "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "Kiss Me", "Me And Bobby McGee", "Stand By Your Man", "You Can't Hurry Love" (£0.79/€0.99)

PS3 Special Offers

  • Gunstar Heroes (was £3.99/€4.99 now £2.39/€2.99)
  • TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled (was £7.99/€9.99 now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X Russian Falcons Pack (was £3.99/€4.99 now £2.39/€2.99)
  • Tom Clancy's End War Escalation Expansion Pack (was £7.99/€9.99 now £3.99/€4.99)

PS3 Permanent Reductions

  • Inferno Pool (was £6.29/€7.99 now £2.39/€2.99)

PSP Games

  • Prince of Persia 2: Rival Swords (£15.99/€19.99)
  • Rengoku II: The Stairway to H.E.A.V.E.N. (£8.69/€10.99)
  • Shinobido: Tales of the Ninja (£14.99/€19.99)

PSP Minis

  • Hammer Wars (£2.49/€2.99)

PSP Game Content

  • LittleBigPlanet: Islands Theme Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet: Islands Costume (free)
  • Buzz! Quiz World National Geographic Safari Quiz (£3.19/€3.99)

PSP Special Offers (until 15th April)

  • LittleBigPlanet (was £19.99/€34.99 now £13.99/€17.99)
  • Gran Turismo (was £19.99/€34.99 now £13.99/€17.99)
  • Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (was £19.99/€34.99 now £13.99/€17.99)
  • MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (was £19.99/€34.99 now £13.99/€17.99)
  • Ghostbusters (was £14.99/€24.99 now £9.99/€12.99)
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (was £14.99/€19.99 now £7.99/€9.99)
  • FIFA 10 (was £29.99/€39.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (was £29.99/€34.99 now £11.99/€14.99)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (was £13.99/€17.99 now £8.69/€10.99)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (was £13.99/€17.99 now £8.69/€10.99)
  • Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (was £23.99/€29.99 now £11.99/€14.99)
  • Tekken 6 (was £31.99/€39.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • F1 2009 (was £23.99/€29.99 now £11.99/€14.99)
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (was £31.99/€39.99 now £15.99€19.99)
  • Need for Speed: Shift (was £29.99/€39.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (was £29.99/€34.99 now £13.99/€17.99)
  • Colin McRae DiRT 2 (was £23.99/€29.99 now £11.99/€14.99)
  • Beaterator (was £23.99/€29.99 now £7.19/€8.99)
  • Football Manager Handheld 2010 (was £29.99/€34.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • Dynogems (mini) (was £2.49/€2.99 now £1.74/€1.99)
  • Driver 76 (was £15.99/€19.99 now £7.99/€9.99)
  • Asphalt: Urban GT 2 (was £11.99/€14.99 now £6.29/€7.99)
  • Mawaskes Puzzle (was £15.99/€19.99 now £8.69/€10.99)
  • Cover Girl (was £23.99/€29.99 now £11.99/€14.99)

PSP Permanent Reductions

  • FIFA 09 (was £29.99/€39.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • Need for Speed: Pro Street (was £17.99/€21.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (was £29.99/€39.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • Madden NFL 10 (was £29.99/€39.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • NBA Live 10 (was £29.99/€39.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • Burnout Dominator (was £17.99/€21.99 now £15.99/€19.99)
  • Marvel Super Hero Squad (was £29.99/€34.99 now £13.99/€17.99)
  • WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 (was £31.99/€39.99 now £23.99/€29.99)

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