With the advent of the new look PlayStation Store (PS3), it's only fair to have some exciting new games content to go with it. How about the premiere of the Metal Gear Online open beta to kick things off?
The aesthetic and technical revamp of PlayStation Store (PS3) on PlayStation Network isn't the only thing to get energised about - fancy some superb gaming content to go with the new bells and whistles?
Metal Gear Online beta trial
You can now be a part of Konami's Metal Gear Online beta launch through PSN, giving you the first taste of the stealth slanted spin-off. As the next chapter in the legendary series, MGO allows you to battle in an online world set in the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots universe, where up to 16 players can compete and utilise a number of online specific features such as customising skill sets, using the SOP (Sons Of the Patriots) System which allows you to locate your teammates and other capabilities, and more.
Live and online from April 21 to May 6, the beta trial features two maps and four gameplay modes. The full game will be included with Metal Gear Solid 4 in its summer 2008 release. Download the beta now and experience Metal Gear in a brand new and oh-so sneaky way...
Warhawk - Operation: Broken Mirror pack
The skies are no longer safe as intense airborne combat takes flight once more with this new pack for Warhawk. Operation: Broken Mirror introduces a new sub-zero Vaporfield Glacier battlefield and two new Armoured Personnel Carriers to traverse it with: the Eucadian M-22 and the Chernovan HE7-Walrus. Excelling in severe weather conditions and hazardous environments, these APCs are built for rapid infiltration ground assaults, housing a driver and up to six troops who can open the vehicles' hatches to fire weapons. Acting as a mobile spawn point, each APC's energy shield can protect your squad and absorb incoming fire, with a speed boost also available to cut through enemy lines easily and gain the advantage in the heat of battle.
Download the Operation: Broken Mirror pack for Warhawk and get ready to change the way you wage war.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare map pack
Spectacular first person shooter Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, gains some new battlefields thanks to the downloadable Variety Map pack. Featuring four new maps - Killhouse, Creek, Chinatown, and Broadcast - each one allows you to take full advantage of the varied environments, with television stations, parking lots, woodland villages, cityscapes, warehouses and more awaiting you.
If you've resisted the Call so far, there's absolutely no excuse not to lock and load it into your PS3 now.
Grand Theft Auto IV trailer
One of the biggest games of 2008 gets its final trailer before reaching stores on April 29. Welcome back to Liberty City, where American dreams go to die and the stakes are higher than ever before. Get a glimpse of the glory in this downloadable trailer; "Good Lord, What Are You Doing?" AKA "Everyone's a Rat".
Lair: Deadly Dragons pack
Ever wanted to wreak your wrath atop of a deadly dragon? Lair gives you that chance and now you can fly even further with the Deadly Dragons pack which allows you to crush enemies with the formidable might of the giant Poison Dragon and incinerate targets with devastating fireballs, or climb atop the nimble Wind Dragon to strike at airborne foes with incredible agility and speed. The pack also includes four additional atmospheric tracks from the award-winning Lair musical score.
Download this Deadly Dragons pack and release a savage new breed of warfare into the skies of Lair.
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men map pack
Eidos' stylish action thriller, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men, now has an expansion pack in the shape of four downloadable maps for its innovative multiplayer mode, Fragile Alliance. All four maps will be released in one package entitled The Dope Bag, each one featuring its own unique scenario. Take on the local dope dealers and the Russian mafia at an LA construction site in Clean Cut, clash with the Tokyo Yakuza in Hooker's Trail, raid a drug baron's mansion in a Venezuelan jungle in Flying High and ambush General Fuentes' military convoy in the streets of Havana to steal the gold hidden in his vehicles in Hasta La Vista.
Up to eight players can team up against police or various enemies in each heist, and it's up to you to decide who you trust watching your back. Do you share the loot with your teammates or gun them down and keep it all for yourself?
Sega Superstars Tennis demo and trailer
Take to the courts with some of videogames' greatest and well known characters! Sega Superstars Tennis lets you be or play against the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog, AiAi from Super Monkeyball fame, Ulala of Space Channel 5 and Amigo from Samba De Amigo in a range of familiar Sega environments. Download the trailer, then serve up some aces in the demo and find out just how much of a smash this game is.