The thin Japanese PlayStation Store lineup got a bit of a boost today with Sony's announcement of two new games to be released later this month.
First up is a falling blocks puzzle game called Puyo Tama. Your goal is to make Mama Puyo's eggs hatch before they're gobbled up. To do so, you line up like-colored eggs. It's a familiar formula, but it's been absent from the PlayStation Store until now. Look for a Japanese release on 6/22.
Set for release one week later on 6/29 is Star Strike HD, a new version of a shooting game that some will remember from the days of the 2600. You face off against the evil Professor Penguin and his group of baddies who are attempting to take over the Solar System. You'll have to deal with screens filled with enemy targets.
Both games will cost 800 yen and feature online rankings to keep you playing. Star Strike is actually a European game developed by Housemarque, so it seems reasonable to expect an international release even if Puyo Tama stays in Japan.