PSN Updates: Castlevania Chronicles, New Battle-Cars Content
With bad weather looming dangerously on the horizon in many parts of North America, you'll probably want to bypass a GameStop trip and check out the new stuff at the PlayStation Store.
First up is the addition of Castlevania Chronicles, freshly added to the PSN today for the agreeable price of $5.99. If we remember correctly, this title never made it to the U.S., so this adventure will be a first if you didn't import way back when. Count Dracula has been resurrected (yep, again), and Simon Belmont must find a way to take him down (yep, again). For old-school side-scrolling fans, this is a must-have and a fantastic way to relive the good ol' days when the wind howls outside. Next is a Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars update: this unique and entertaining title just dropped in price to $9.99, making it even more attractive, and Psyonix Studios has lifted the lid on a big update. We're getting the following:
- New "Cosmic" arena
- Improved performance in network games
- A server browser has been added during matchmaking
- Players can now view leaderboards during matchmaking
- News updates appear on the online page
- Meters added to evaluate players' connection speed
- Headsets can be plugged-in or swapped during gameplay
So now that the blockbuster releases are behind us for 2008 and things are winding down, we expect a lull between now and February, when the likes of Killzone 2 and Street Fighter IV release. Therefore, the PSN should be a popular attraction during this time, and it has plenty of great content awaiting your perusal.
12/18/2008 Ben Dutka