Madden NFL 13, Walking Dead Episode 3, Rock Band Blitz, more added to PS Store

As has been their custom all Summer long, Sony dumped another massive amount of games onto the PlayStation Store yesterday.

This week, PS3 gamers can download digital versions of Madden NFL 13 and Record of Agarest War Zero. Several previously bundled HD remakes can also now be had separately from the store including Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal.

Wait, we’re not done yet! Also available this week is Harmonix’s controller-based rhythm game Rock Band Blitz, The Walking Dead: Episode 3 – “Long Road Ahead” from Telltale Games, Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, and the PlayStation Move party game Lights, Camera, Party.

Sony also added a lone PS2 Classic to the store yesterday, Double Fine’s psychotic platformer, Psychonauts.

Finally, Vita owners will also get a chance to download Madden NFL 13 and the PSone Classics on Vita patch is now live, but it’s not exactly perfect. Vita support has officially been added to just thirteen PSone games.

A complete list of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog and more information on all of these new games can be found after the break.

PS3 Full Games

Record of Agarest War Zero ($24.99)
Long before the great Leonhardt brought the age of gods to an end, titanic forces met in battle across the world of Agarest, a mysterious land rich of history, heroic men, and beautiful women. The violent struggle between Light and Darkness seemed far from end. Join Sieghart and his companions as they journey through vast lands and experience love, conflict, and betrayal in this prequel to the Agarest War saga.

Madden NFL 13 ($59.99)
Madden NFL 13 is all-new from boot up to credits. Every mode, every screen, every pixel has been reinvented delivering the most innovative, connected and authentic Madden NFL experience in franchise history.

PSN Games

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition ($19.99)
From acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, comes Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The HD Edition offers the epic gameplay and storytelling of the MGS franchise in true HD quality.

The Walking Dead: Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead ($4.99)
Episode three of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning series. As they head out of Macon, the group’s progress is derailed by accusations of treachery from within.

Rock Band Blitz ($14.99)
Rock Band Blitz brings the excitement of a full band into your hands, transforming classic Rock Band gameplay into an addictive, single player controller-based experience! Compete with friends on 20+ new tracks, also instantly playable in Rock Band 3. Rock Band Blitz is compatible with 2,400+ songs in the Rock Band library. Not compatible with instrument controllers/Rock Band Pro upgrades.

Ratchet & Clank ($14.99)
It’s time to rip the galaxy a new one in high definition! Ratchet & Clank is now re-mastered with trophy support exclusively for the PS3 system. With over 36 weapons and gadgets to choose from, it’s no wonder Ratchet and Clank have itchy trigger fingers. Think about it. You can choose from burning, bombing, exploding or obliterating your enemies. So go ahead, blow it up. Blow it all up. It isn’t the size of your weapons that count. It’s how many you have and better yet… How you use ‘em!

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando ($14.99)
From the creators of the critically acclaimed smash hit Ratchet & Clank, Insomniac Games, comes the next installment of the most exciting sci-fi action adventure ever now in high definition on the PS3 system complete with trophy support! Featuring more than 50 of the coolest weapons and gadgets ever imagined, the more stuff you blow up, the stronger Ratchet gets and the bigger the weapons you’ll have!

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal ($14.99)
Developed by Insomniac Games, the Ratchet & Clank franchise brought us a new and unique style of gameplay, with its intense weaponry, vivid environments and hilarious characters now in high definition with trophy support! The third installment, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, invades the online universe with new explosive weapons, and unique gadgets that are out of this world.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD ($14.99)
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience. Tapping into fans’ muscle memories, the gameplay returns to controllers and focuses on the satisfaction of linking sick tricks for maximum points. Combining sharp visuals, the best controls ever in a Tony Hawk game, and fresh online modes, the feel is cutting edge yet timeless.

Lights, Camera, Party ($29.99)
Feed pizza to an angry dinosaur, throw bananas at a sleeping crowd of monkeys, blast cow-stealing UFOs, jump over a kiddie pool full of hungry sharks and obliterate candy-filled piñatas. All this and so much more in this unique, fast-paced, motion-controlled, insanely hilarious multiplayer party game for up to 8 simultaneous players!

PS Vita Games

Madden NFL 13 ($39.99)
Madden NFL 13 debuts on the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, delivering the ultimate Madden NFL experience on a handheld. Using the PS Vita system’s touch screen, become an NFL superstar or build the league’s next unstoppable dynasty and unlock new layers of gameplay and feature depth during your illustrious career.

PS2 Classics

Psychonauts ($9.99)
Help Raz save the kids of Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp in this classic adventure. From the minds of Tim Schafer and Double Fine!

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