PS3 and PSP owners have plenty of games and demos to grab from the PlayStation Network this week. For PS3 users, there's Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, The Baconing, and Elevator Action Deluxe making their debut today. PSP users can pick up ClaDun X2 and Madden NFL 12 straight from PSN plus buy a few previously released games at a lower price.
PlayStation Network downloads and demos
- The Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection compiles the arcade versions of Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 into a single bundle release. All three titles support leaderboards, trophies, and online play to challenge other players. Get some classic Kombat going for $9.99.
- Elevator Action Deluxe brings back Taito's classic Elevator Action arcade game with various updates. Deluxe features offline multiplayer modes where players can cooperate to claim secret documents together or each working on their own. In addition to new weapons and enemies available, Deluxe also has the original Elevator Action included. Revisit this arcade classic for $9.99.
- The Baconing is the third game in the DeathSpank series, exploring the lore of the Bacon Fires. Deathspank challenges the forces of the Anti-Spank before they take over Spanktopia. Continue the DeathSpank saga for $14.99 or try out a demo beforehand.
- 4 Elements HD is a Bejeweled clone where matching like-colored pieces together will uncover more of the current board. Reaching the end of the current board is the only way to progress to the next stage. Worth $9.99 to download.
- Animated TV show Ugly Americans receives a video game adapatation in the form of Ugly Americans: Apocalypseageddon. This co-op side-scrolling shooter pits the three main protagnists plus a game-exclusive character against New York City's vast population of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror creatures to prevent an impending apocalypse. Save the world for $9.99. A demo is also available.
- SNK's run-and-gun Shock Troopers debuts today, tasking players with saving a scientist from a group who can transform people into superhuman soldiers with a drug. If you play alone, you'll have a larger health bar while playing coopertively allows for a much wider variety of special weapons available. Try out this vintage arcade game for $6.99. Also available for PSP.
- World Heroes was one of SNK's earliest attempts to enter the fighting genre. All characters are capable of pulling off pressure-sensitive punches and kicks; the longer you hold down the button, the stronger your attack will be. Worth $6.99 to purchase and is also available to play on PSP.
PSP games and minis
- ClaDun X2 is a retro-styled dungeon crawler that allows players to customize their characters, weapons, and even the background music. You'll be exploring randomly-generated dungeons claim as much loot as possible. Go on a treasure hunting spree for $19.99.
- If you don't feel like heading out to the store to pick up Madden NFL 12, you can buy straight from PSN for $39.99. This edition introduces Dynamic Player Performance, a feature that grants every team member their own unique playing style and changes their strategy throughout matches.
- Snowy: The Bear's Adventures stars a polar bear who fights enemies with snowballs. Pelt snowballs at one enemy until they're one giant snowball then kick the huge snowball to run over other baddies. Worth $2.99 to download.
- In Carnivores: Ice Age, you take the role of a hunter who is searching for fantastic and extinct animals like yetis and wooly mammoths in snowy environments. Carnivores is meant to have a fairly realistic hunting experience so you must cautiously approach animals and make use of your surroundings. Hunt down legendary animals for $3.99.
- If you're interested in some older releases, Lord of Arcana, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, and The 3rd Birthday have received a permanent price change. Each is now worth $19.99 to download.
- Deadliest Warrior: Legends "Joan of Arc DLC" ($2.99) - Adds Joan of Arc as a playable character plus a new Generals campaign for Joan.
- Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 "Mobile Suit Pack 3" ($5.99) - Unlocks Cherudim Gundam along with pilot Lockon Stratos. Also includes "Mission Plan: Ceasefire Negotiation" level.
- Homefront "The Rock Map Pack" ($4.99) - Adds Alcatraz and Bridge multiplayer maps, both located in San Francisco.
- LittleBigPlanet 2 "Toy Story 3 Costume Pack" ($5.99) - Dress up your Sackperson as Mr. Pricklepants, Lots-O'-Huggin' Bear, Dolly, and Trixie. Each costume is also individually available for $1.99.
- No More Heroes Paradise "Bundle 1" ($1.49) - New motorbike and katana for Travis to use. Each item can also be purchased for $0.99.
- Yoostar 2 scenes ($1.99 each) - Clips from four movies and TV shows.