News: But access to the public beta doesn't begin until January 4.
Wing Commander IV
Because this Thursday is Christmas Eve, Sony has updated the PlayStation Store a few days early with a ton of demos and the public beta for MAG.
MAG (which was previously known as Massive Action Game), a shooter that supports up to 256 players online, was developed by Zipper Interactive, the same team responsible for the SOCOM series. The public beta is available to download now, but access to the beta won't begin until January 4, a few weeks ahead of the game's January 26 release date.
Elsehwere in the update, Sony has added Battle Fantasia and Polar Panic to the PlayStation Network section of the store and Wing Commander IV in the PSone Classics wing.
The company has also added a quartet of downloadable PSP games to the store. They include Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign, Aedis Eclipse, Me & My Katamari and Football Manager Handheld 2010.
More information on all of these titles can be found below.
Downloadable PlayStation 3 Games
Battle Fantasia ($19.99)
Battle Fantasia immerses you into a fantasy world of 12 unique and fun to play characters! (ESRB Rated T)
Polar Panic ($9.99)
Play through 50 challenging levels and battle Mr. Big in Story Mode. Work your way through all 50 of the fiendish block based puzzles. Survive against never ending waves of trappers in Survivor Mode. Play on your own or with 2-4 players against the trappers and each other in Kills, Points or Last Man Standing variations. (ESRB Rated E)
Downloadable PSP Games
Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign
Protect your mining colony from vicious hordes of invaders- use strategy, skill and very big guns! (ESRB Rated T)
The unique gaming experience offered by Aedis Eclipse comes from the combination of incredible team customization and item crafting on one hand, to the dynamic combat multi-unit battle system, on the other. The PSP format allows gamers to briefly pick up their hand-held to enjoy strategic thinking anytime, anywhere. (ESRB Rated T)
Me & My Katamari
The King and the Prince are back in all their brilliance! Take the adventure on the road as the Prince or one of his many cousins, rolling up objects in order to create islands for a bunch of homeless animals. (ESRB Rated E)
Football Manager Handheld 2010
Sport's Interactive's best-selling series is back for the new season, fully updated and designed specifically for portable play. Football Manager Handheld 2010 allows you to experience the thrill of being the boss wherever you are. (ESRB Rated E)