Updated: ‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (3rd September 2009)

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As I mentioned in last week’s update, I’m not actually here this week, so this is being posted in my absence and I won’t be around to monitor the comments this week.

There’s another varied batch of content this week, with an updated demo for Fight Night Round 4 available (now you can try the punch button layout, rather than the sticks), all the Disgaea 3 additional content has been collected into one monstrous collection, and we also have extra content available for F.E.A.R.2, Pain and High Velocity Bowling. We also have the third Buzz! Junior title available on the store for those who are looking for something for all the family to enjoy.

PSP owners can look forward to Fate/Unlimited Codes and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, as well as the demo for the upcoming Holy Invasion Of Privacy Badman!, and the first pack available for Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero?

I’ll be back as usual next week, so for any burning questions I’d leave them for next week’s comments section. Have a good week all.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, SCEE QA issues have resulted in Fate/Unlimited Codes being pushed back to next Thursday, September 3rd. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Downloadable Games

Buzz! Junior: Monster Rumble (£3.99/€4.99)

Demos (free)

Fight Night Round 4 (updated version)
PEGI 16+

Add-On Game Content

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin – Reborn Pack (£6.29/€7.99)
PEGI 18+

Disgaea 3 – Complete DLC Pack (£39.99/€49.99)
PEGI 12+


  • Fannie, Le Toot and Ivan Tojakov Character Pack (combines all three individual character packs below) (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Fannie Character Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Le Toot Character Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Ivan Tojakov Character Pack (£0.79/€0.99)

PEGI 16+

High Velocity Bowling

  • Back To School Ball Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Graphic Pattern Ball Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Heather Haughtfer Pack (£0.79/€0.99)


Rock Band

  • Talking Heads Pack 01 (this pack contains the five Talking Heads tracks listed below) (£5.25/€6.59)
  • And She Was by Talking Heads (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Crosseyed and Painless by Talking Heads (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Girlfriend Is Better by Talking Heads (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Once In a Lifetime by Talking Heads (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Take me to the River by Talking Heads (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Going Underground by The Jam (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Guerilla Radio by Rage Against the Machine (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Supersonic (Live) by Oasis (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Town Called Malice by The Jam (£0.99/€1.49)

PEGI 12+

Videos (free)

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum Gadgets Trailer
  • WET Video Short 1

Blu-ray Trailers (free)

  • Fast and Furious Trailer

Wallpapers (free)

  • The Punisher: No Mercy Wallpapers x2
  • Zen Pinball Wallpapers x2

Premium Themes

  • Burn Zombie Burn! Theme (£1.19/€1.49)

PlayStation Store via PSP and Media Go

Downloadable Games

Fate/Unlimited Codes (£23.99/€29.99)
PEGI 12+

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (£23.99/€29.99)
PEGI 12+

Demos (free)

Holy Invasion Of Privacy Badman!
PEGI 12+

Add-On Game Content (also available via the PS3 store)

Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? – Marona Of Phantom Island (£2.99/€3.99)

Rock Band Unplugged

  • Lucid Dreams by Franz Ferdinand (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Riad N’ The Bedouins by Guns N’ Roses (£0.99/€1.49)

PEGI 12+

Themes (free)


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  • Will we be getting the animated LBP theme? Thanks Mike. I’ll be getting the FEAR 2 DLC. :)

  • Where is the LBP theme? But of course, everyone was crying out for burn zombie burn…

  • Is the Burn Zombie Burn theme dynamic? And no avatars? So much for that feature…


    holy hell… a complete DLC pack for disgaea?

  • hi mike,

    do we get animated themes?

    and: i hope TRINE will coming out next week :) ?!

  • LBP theme? and what about the price avatars god there going to be a rip off

  • Still not Bomberman ULTRA for EU PSN !!! è_é

    18/06/09 : Bomberman Ultra available for US PSN.
    25/06/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    02/07/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    09/07/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    16/07/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    23/07/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    30/07/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    06/08/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    13/08/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    20/08/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    27/08/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…
    03/09/09 : Bomberman Ultra in “coming soon” status for EU PSN…

    How long we will still have to wait before he finally came out on European PSN ?

  • So.. one ‘premium’ theme for a decent PSN game, and no avatars? Wow. That’s pretty poor. I hope we get more next week.

    Oh and get ready for some ‘wheres this, wheres that, when does this come out? This is a poor update’ comments when you come back Mike. (:

  • Nothing for me this time. :'( *cry* *cry*

  • £1.19 isn’t too bad for a premium theme. Seeing as I have a few quid left in my account I’ll probably grab it.

    Hope to see some more available soon! And avatars. :P

  • MIKE where is the psone classic games can you please tell me what is SCEE playing at? dont you think we have weited long enough now ? ive got the usa ones like suikoden castlevania and so on but not everyone has gone to the trouble like me of havin a usa account there was 3 psone games in last weeks usa store update its just not on mike and you know it

  • I’m not going to lie, there is very little here, but we cant really blame you guys i suppose.

    Cheers for the good work anyways

  • Hey Mike,
    I hoped for dynamic Themes an Premium Avatares!
    Can you reveal when they will be released ?

  • hmmmm…..come on guys, one premium theme(which i dont want), no avatars, no free animated themes or game content im likely to buy.

    im sure u guys loved the reaction to 3.0 announcement etc….however ur not really allowing eu(one or ur biggest earners according to figures @ gamescom) to use these features……….this week i must say im disappointed

  • Sigh

    Another cheap week for me. I wont be buying anything.

    Come on guys, where the hell is Bomberman Ultra?

    And MGS.

    Europe is a better territory for the PS3 than America, so why are we still being treated as second class to them?

    Especially with regards to PSN, but of course, today we found out that EU wont be getting the God of War collection this year.

    Come on, stop treating us like this.

    I know you probably wont respond to this comment Mike seeing as it’s too long, but come on dude, get them to sort it out!

  • No dynamic themes, thats a shame! Oh well!

  • WHAT? WHERE IS LBP THEME? I guess LBP has been made in EUROPE so why we’re the only one who can’t buy it? :/ This time I’m gonna spend my money in the US Store :///

  • @10, i know, on the UK PS forums, they were expecting £2 but hoping for £1

  • Still waiting for TRINE and pixeljunk: shooter, any news? Why no comment to those 700 comments(mostly complaints and rightfully so) on firmware 3.0?
    Where’s the love for ths PSone classics as well (I’ve kinda given up on this one)?

  • I’ll keeping an eye out for the Flower, flOw, LocoRoco and PAIN dynamic themes.
    What are the chances of that happening, eh?

  • “I’ll be back as usual next week, so for any burning questions I’d leave them for next week’s comments section. Have a good week all.”

    What is the point of that? If people have burning questions it makes sense to answer them when the post is made.

    Also, Sony release the Slim, there are going to be a lot of new owners. Would it have hurt to offer one free dynamic theme as a sample/welcome/thankyou? Your marketing department is crap.

  • is the fifa 10 demo coming next week?

  • Where is the afrika dynamic theme and lbp or GT5 – this is a joke. Everyother region has something to show off the new firmware features.

  • well isn’t that the worst update I have ever seen? Where is our free Dynamic theme SCEE? Absolute joke Sony can’t be bothered with Europe once again. Plus, fix the firmware please :)

  • I was predicting having nothing to interest me in this update and I was right! Interesting to see EA are republishing the demo of Fight Night, obviously people didn’t like the new Skate-style control scheme – I certainly didn’t! I don’t think I’ll bother redownloading it though.

    Since Burn Zombie Burn is (AFAIK) Europe’s first ever premium theme does that mean it’s a dynamic one? I must say I’m disappointed that SCEE haven’t supported this more since it was one of the only good elements of FW 3.0, same with avatars. Why is SCEE always behind the times? With a feature like this I would have expected 5 or 6 dynamic themes to launch with it on the same day (at least the other regions managed 1).

    Also, I know you have exchange rates to work to but seriously, £1.19? Would it have killed you to eat the extra 20p and release it at 99p? It baffles me why SCEE’s marketing suits don’t wake up to the fact that there are certain ‘magic’ price points that would greatly increase sales… £9.99 Fat Princess for example.

    Oh and don’t even get me started on the fact SCEE fell asleep and let the God of War Collection pass them by!!!

  • For the first time in forever, I must say, this was an encouraging update! We actually got a movie trailer! It ma just be one trailer for a rubbish film, but at least we got a movie trailer! Keep up the good work. Also good tosee more Dissidia themes – actually more I think than the offcial Japanese website provides.

  • Another fail update for EU! No excuses for the LBP animated theme that we missed out on.

  • Seriously? Come on Sony…You do a huge update promising animated themes and premium avatars and don’t even release them on the next store update? Sort in out please!

  • slow week for the PSN.

    Still was hoping for super bomberman.

    oh yeah dynamic themes!?

  • is the premium theme a dynamic theme?

  • Another lousy update. Nothing more to add.

  • A poor update, good job mike is on holiday he doesn’t have to deal with it. And @15, where did you hear about the GOW pack? I live for those games so this is basically the final nail in SCEE’s coffin for the year.

  • My God!

    If they cite Regionlisation for the delay in getting the LBP Theme to us……..:(

    Bad form. Every other region but us.

  • @25 It isn’t the EU store’s first premium theme. They’ve been around for ages.

    I very much doubt it’s dynamic though.

    Sony could have made a killing with a load of dynamic themes, and also if they had launched the movie store this week instead of October.

    It would have made sense considering their ‘entertainment hub’ advertising at the moment.

  • aaaargh no LBP theme! no PS1 classics, no word on firmware fixes. How slack. Sucks to be under SCEE territory, again.

  • Dear Mike,

    PSone games please!!!

    Another mediocre update :(



  • hi,

    Is there a way to know in the future when a Theme is dynamic and when not?.

    maybe you could mark it as dynamic with some short os symbol.

    Thank you.

  • US got LBP theme
    Japan got Afrika theme (Free!!!)

    Why does Europe keep getting treated like a red-headed step-child?

  • @32 News on the God of War pack is over at Sixthaxis.
    I first got wind from vg247.com.

  • Oh too bad the NFS Shift Demo is in the update.
    Do you know something about the release Mike?

  • When will we be getting Dissidia on the PlayStation Store? I don’t want to get the UMD version because I might be getting a PSPGo later in the year, so I don’t really want to be buying the game twice!

  • Nothing interesting for me this week.
    Patience :)

  • yawn … roll on next week.

  • damn I forgot the “not” :D @40

    Oh too bad the NFS Shift Demo is NOT in the update.
    Do you know something about the release Mike?

  • wen r psn cards coming out?

  • I agree with post #11 where are the classics? We shouldn’t have to make accounts on different countries stores just to get decent content, We pay more for our PS3’s we pay more for everything sony and we get nothing in return. Why should anyone in the European zone buy a PSPGo with the store that we get?

  • Crap update is crap. Extremly disapointing.

    Still no Zombie Apocalypse & Trine. Its as if the monkeys at SCEE don’t want any money. I wish Australia didn’t fall under SCEE.

  • pretty rubbush update as usual for eu….

    why dont we even get LBP theme? i mean come on!

  • I hope burn zombie theme is dynamic.(plz with a preview)

  • Every other region got a dynamic theme the day firmware 3.0 came out and we might get one 1,5 week after.That shows a lot about SCEE.Don’t you think?

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