‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (28th January 2010)

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Another week, another batch of fresh content delivered straight to your door…well, by way of a PS3, PSP or Media Go, an internet connection and logging into the PlayStation Store to download the content, but you get my drift, right? :D
Enough of the lame attempts at humour, let’s get straight to business; you want stuff, and we have it (once the store is updated later today). Two of my personal gaming highlights of last year get additional content; for Assassin’s Creed II you can rejoin Ezio, piecing together more memories in Sequence 12: Battle of Forli, with six new challenges, and another chance to pilot Leonardo’s flying machine.
Then for Uncharted 2 you can get some multiplayer love with the addition of some new skins. Not just any old skins too, these are skins taken from some of our most recent PlayStation releases!
Talking of Uncharted 2, for those of you who have not tried the game yet, then the demo is here to set that right. Taking in some of the action from Nepal, you’ll experience this amazing game for yourself (I’m not just saying that because I feel obliged too either…it truly is a wonderful game).
You’ve also got one final week to grab the special offers below, and then they’re gone, with a new batch to follow…ooooh, exciting I know.
No blatant attempts to make you all love me this week by giving away codes, so I’ll probably skip the comments this week…I’m joking of course, I’ll be around as usual.
Take it easy all!

PlayStation Store via PS3

Special Offers

(Available from the 21st January until the 4th of February)

  • Smash Cars (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
  • Digger HD (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Cuboid (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Interpol (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Unbound Saga (PSP) (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Buzz! Master Quiz (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £14.99/€19.99)
  • Elemental Monster TD Portable (PSP) (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • LocoRoco (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Super Stardust Portable (PSP) (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Thexder Neo (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Trial and Unlock Key

  • Polar Panic (trial free, unlock key £7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, and Russia

Demos (free)

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Germany

  • Thexder Neo Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content

  • Assassin’s Creed II – Sequence 12: Battle of Forli (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • PAIN – Hilde Gunnagrope Pack (£0.79/€0.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet – Groundhog Day Costume (free) Rating: PEGI

Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band
    • Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Godzilla by Blue Öyster Cult (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Hair of the Dog by Nazareth (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Killed by Death ’08 by Motörhead (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Levitate by I Mother Earth (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Master of the Universe by Hawkwind (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Transmaniacon MC by Blue Öyster Cult (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE

  • Guitar Hero 5
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also sold separately)
    • Bad Moon Rising (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Proud Mary (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Travelin Band (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

Videos (free)

  • Final Fantasy XIII International Trailer
  • Pinball Heroes Trailer
  • FIFA 10 Director’s Cut Trailer
  • Dante’s Inferno Violence Developer Diary
  • DC Universe Jim Lee Vlog

PlayStation Store via PSP and Media Go

Special Offers (also available via the PS3 store)

(Available from the 21st January until the 4th of February)

  • Unbound Saga (PSP) (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Buzz! Master Quiz (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £14.99/€19.99)
  • Elemental Monster TD Portable (PSP) (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • LocoRoco (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Super Stardust Portable (PSP) (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)

Downloadable Games (also available via the PS3 store)

  • Mytran Wars (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal and Russia

  • MX vs ATV Untamed (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Portugal

Demo (also available via the PS3 store) (free)

(Locale Addition)

  • Army of Two: 40th Day Rating: PEGI

Availability: Added to New Zealand

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

  • Gran Turismo – Special Vehicles Pack (free) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet – The Gardens Theme Pack (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Videos (free)

  • Pinball Heroes Trailer

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  • Where’s FF VIII?

  • Hi Mike
    can you tell us hen FF8 ill be out. I thought it as due in Jan?

  • Decent update this week, think i’ll be downloading the Uncharted 2 demo, heard great things about it :-)

  • Mike don’t suppose you know if the killzone map pack will go on offer again?
    I don’t wana pay 9.99 for maps

  • Where the heck is the Bad Company 2 demo all the Xbox 360 users are enjoying?!

  • Not too shabby.
    I dont suppose you have a rough estimated date for Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment?
    I’m glad to see the Final Fantasy XIII International trailer up, I will download that later tonight, I dont suppose you know if it is 720p or 1080P?

  • No PSOne Classics this week?? :(

  • GroundHog Day costume you say… I’m seeing a pattern emerging here..

  • Was up a few hours ago, already downloaded the Uncharted skins and had some matches. Good stuff.
    Now I finally got a HDTV I also bought a PSP Component cable to use on it so I’m playing a lot more PSP at home lately. Playing it on the big screen kinda makes you forget it’s handheld after a while.

  • Slim pickings.

  • Might be the baddest PSP update I’ ve seen.

  • @Gilgamesh29 & INS1GHTFUL: FF VIII is coming next week.
    @Ikkarus: 1080p

  • Yeah where is battlefield bf2 demo?

  • Too bad you are not giving away codes this week.
    Since I read your full intro (as I promised last week ;-) )

  • U2 Skin Pack 5€ :/ too expensive

  • Will there ever be a way we can view the store online and set the downloads up on a PC and they automatically start on the PS3 back home for those of us working all day?

  • Not again!!! Hey Mike another week without anything of my interest.
    I am sure the next week i will receive a nice upload, FFVIII at least. I hope so. I suppose there are a lot of games which still are not in digital format, but I am still waiting….

  • I’ll probably download the Uncharted 2 demo just to see how well put together it is, even though I already have the platinum trophy for that wonderful game!
    But I won’t download the skins, I never pay for skins.
    Will also download the Gran Turismo cars.
    Looking forward to next week’s special offers. Thanks!

  • 5 euros for some Uncharted skins? Really? When is there going to be proper games to download again?

  • The lack of Vandal Hearts Flames of judgement is VERY dissapointing, why isn’t it here? and when will it be?
    US PSN has it and so does the EU XBOX 360 marketplace, why should loyal EU PSN users suffer? Whatever you have for a certification process should be changed, I feel that it is a detriment to the customer at this point.

  • @ 1+2 – Mike said last week that Final Fantasy 8 will be out on 4th Feb (next week)
    Nice update mike a lot better than the video store updates, will be checking out the 3 demos.

  • I think you forgot the Bad Company 2 demo.

  • nice update Mike, I saw a few news pieces today saying the Bayonetta update went live to fix loading times. have you fella’s ever thought about putting something like this in the store update opening paragraph? or maybe tweet it on the PlaystationEU account?
    Things like this or the Fl0w patch a few weeks ago which put trophies in would be good to hear about and (you never know) might get people interested in a game they havent touched in a while.
    Thanks very much for your time, have a good afternoon :)
    oh yeah, have you heard?

  • we will not get BF2 demo this week due to the fact that it could have an impact on MAG sales.

  • I don’t deserve a code because… you’re not giving them away this week. :P
    I don’t suppose you have any idea if there will be a BioShock 2 demo anytime soon? Desperate for this game. Or will 2K throw you to the bottom of the sea if you give such info away? (See what I did there?) :)

  • Hi Mike,
    Some good stuff this week. I will be shelling out on some cash this week. :)
    I am excited for FF VIII next week. I need to play again by first disk it broken. :(
    I have a quick question for you.
    If we want a certain PS1 classic would it be more productive to ask you or bother the developers or a mixture of both?

  • Please answer, will there be a Bioshock 2 demo?
    The first Bioshock was amazing, Im not sure this sequel will do any justice to it.
    If you answer I will send you a nokia phone, answer the call and I will take you out of the matrix.

  • Where’s Return to Ostagar DLC?

  • could I double check that the dragon age DLC is out next week?

  • Hi Mike
    Thanks for the update but for the first time I going to have a moan where is the demo for Battlefield Bad Company 2 (the bloody 360 got it).

  • Worst.Update.Ever.
    Mike you have said a few times that we don’t expect stellar releases of physical games in brick and mortar stores so we shouldn’t expect the same from the PSN Store. However, already this year we have Bayonetta, Darksiders, Dark Void. For those of us with PCs and/or 360s you can add Mass Effect 2 to the list.
    3 of those 4 games have attained average review scores of 80+
    So far this year on the PSN Store we have had….. um…. nothing but excuses.
    Seriously, one game this week for the PSP. Might as well throw my PSPgo in the trash. SCEE I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!

  • Thanks for the spolier re: Assassin’s Creed II! Well played.

  • Just to let you all know the store is actually LIVE ALREADY :)

  • Where’s this? Where’s that? Let the lynching begin again…
    I’m surprised people need anything more than MW2 and Uncharted 2 at this point – Heavy Rain is imminent, and Final Fantasy 13 follows like a fortnight later, who’s got time to get into FF8 again?
    I can make do with the Uncharted and LBP skins. And I’m actually quite pleased that the FF13 trailer is on there (that Leona song got me good, and coupled with that trailer I get several shades of psyched for the game).
    Cheers Mike.

  • Thanks nice update :D
    I have a question, does VidZone get also a update today? I hope so! And any news on the video store for the other countries yet?
    Kind Regards,

  • Obviously you guys blew your wad with the UC2 PS3 demo this week. It’s high time you realised not everyone owns a PSP and a PS3. As an owner of the former, your shoddy, last minute updates every week never cease to disappoint me.
    As for Sony as a whole, they could take a leaf out of Microsoft’s book. Their customers actually know what their getting, and whilst their employees may act like oafs on Inside Xbox, at least their not utterly clueless/hopeless etc etc…
    Slim pickings indeed…

  • Psp update already live for those in UK. Not sure bout the others
    Not a great update mister kebby but hoping for more in the next coupla weeks, keep up the psp dlc too ;)

  • Not again!! Another week nothing!! We want more games like FF’S for PSP Go what’s the problem in this store??

  • Finally having some new Missions with se*y breathtaking Ezio.
    maybe Ubi can pass us a Nudepatch so we can see him as some of us would like. :p
    Oooops i hope Mikes not jealous ´bout Ezio, cause Ezio would definitly win if there were a Contest between them :D

  • DICE has released a Battlefield: Bad Company 2 demo on Xbox Live, why are us PS3 gamers getting left out again?

  • cheers for the update mike …. wait what thats not right from me lol . Pretty letdown ubi didnt put trophies in the ac2 dlc thats kinda a deal breaker for me on that but think ill pick up another couple of special offer games .thanks p.s mike m8 anyword about the resident evil ps1 games and dino crisis making it to us as thats the only ones i really want for the psp

  • Nothing for me.
    The assassins creed 2 content is about 50p more than the Xbox version.
    No FF8 like 2 months after it was first announced is also starting to grate, get on it Mike seriously.

  • The GT Pack is great but I thought AoT:40 day demo had been released previously!!
    Judging from the number of comments it looks like “No freebies = No comments”. Is seems we are easily brought after all!

  • Any new on the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 characters pack that was available some weeks ago? the DLC for this game disappeared and no reasons why were given on this. Are the 5 characters coming back? if so, any estimated date?
    Please, Mike, any info on this would be highly appreciated, I want to get the PS3 version of the game but if I’m not going to be able to get the extra chars as well, I’ll have to consider getting the “other” version of the game :S

  • As a psp go owner Im starting to regret the purchase, the digital offerings are nothing short of appalling tbh, wheres Crisis Core? Dissidia? the US are getting all the A class treatment still, Im shocked and appalled!
    On the brighter side, it saves me money….

  • Not much, but the GT PSP pack is very welcome and I look forward to getting Gravity Crash PSP soon enough.

  • Nice update.
    I can’t wait to download the new Uncharted DLC. Oh wait, my playstation 3 and pretty much eveything worth anything in my house got stolen last week.
    At least it was all insured, oh wait it wasn’t.
    At least they didn’t take all my games too, oh wait they did.
    On the plus side, at least once i’ve saved up again it’ll be a ps3 slim in my room waiting to be stolen & easier for them to carry next time!

  • great update mike im getting ac2 add on and u2 skins might even treat myself to digger hd since its cheaper now,keep up the good work mike

  • So much for FF8 coming out in January. Shame, I was looking forward to playing it on my flight tomorrow. :(

  • i was wondering how many hours is the Assassin Creed 2 Sequence 12: Battle of Flori had?

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