Leading the pack this week on the PlayStation Network is Ubisoft's Outland ($10). The publisher has previously said Outland was inspired by "epic adventures such as the Prince of Persia series" and Treasure's vertically scrolling arcade shooter Ikaruga. In Ikaruga, players could swap the color of their ship between black and white at will; each color could absorb bullets of the same shade, allowing skilled players to weave their way through otherwise impenetrable barrages of enemy fire. Outland brings the same mechanic to a side-scrolling action game, with blue and red enemies representing the forces of light and dark.
Also out now in the store is Magic: The Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 ($10). The game follows 2009's Duels of the Planeswalkers and again tasks players with using their cards to defeat opponents and bosses. The game also sports a new Archenemy multiplayer mode, where players can team up with up to three others to take on AI opponents.
Gamers looking to hurl CO2-propelled balls of paint at one another can grab Greg Hastings Paintball 2 ($20) today. Bearing the name of one of the sport's icons, the game has players ballin' alongside or against other real players in 62 unique environments based on locations scattered throughout the globe. Greg Hastings Paintball 2 also supports Sony's PlayStation Move and allows for seven-on-seven online play.
Players desiring an open-world racer can pick up Rockstar's Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition ($20) today from the PlayStation Network. The package includes 2008's well-received street racing game, as well as the South Central area, new vehicles, aftermarket parts, and additional missions and races.
The final new PlayStation 3 game out now on the PlayStation Network is Akimi Village ($10). Developed by NinjaBee--the creator of A World of Keflings--the game casts players as either a male or female character tasked with purifying an island in the sky. Players will accomplish this by building a village on the island and spreading light to free the land from the clutches of the nefarious Gloom.
Switching to add-on content, Rock Band welcomes six new tunes this week for music gamers. New songs from Live, A-Ha, Chumbawamba, and Avenged Sevenfold are available today in the Rock Band Store for $2 each.
Gamers who picked up a new copy of the well-received Alice: Madness Returns this week were given a single-use code to download the original Alice game for free. However, that isn't the only way to pick up American McGee's Alice, as it is now available in the PlayStation Store for $10.
On the mini front, Sony brought three new games out this week, headlined by The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character ($4). The other two new minis out now are Babel: The King of the Blocks ($3) and Run Ghost Run ($3).
A full list of the week's deals and new PlayStation Store content, including themes, wallpapers, demos, discounts, and add-on content, is available on the PlayStation Blog.