‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (12th May 2010)

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Greetings one and all and welcome to another PlayStation Store ‘Heads Up’.

Mike is up against it this week and has kindly let me out of my cage long enough to bring news of the latest Store update – I’m only too happy to oblige.

So what’s on the cards this week?

Well, quite apart from the new set of amazing Special Offers, (Critter Crunch for €2.99/£2.39 is just one of the deals too good to pass up) if you ever owned a MegaDrive or SNES then the chances are you might remember ‘Rocket Knight Adventures’ or its sequel ‘Sparkster’. If you do, or even if you don’t you’re in for a treat because this week Konami brings us ‘Rocket Knight‘ – the sequel to these two 16-Bit gems. Armed with a whacking great sword and his trademark rocket pack, you’ll take to the skies to defend the world of Elhorn from all comers. Best of all, if you’re still on the fence you can try it out before you grab the full game.

We’ve also been blessed with ‘Catan’- a digital version of the German board game, ‘The Settlers of Catan’ for you all to enjoy. It’ll take a mixture of strategy, luck and negotiation to come out on top and it’s addictive enough that I’ve been playing it all week. So get out there and establish those colonies! Establish them!

You’re spoiled for DLC this month as awesome titles become even more awesome. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 gets its first premium DLC in the form of the SpecAct packs – camouflaged weapons and outfits for every class to give you the edge on the battlefield. Ignore them at your peril, because when you’re out setting charges on the M-Com stations, I’ll be the invisible one in the long grass ready to attach C4 to the back of your head when you’re not looking.

BioShock 2 expands further with three new multiplayer packs to draw you back into the underwater world of Rapture, LittleBigPlanet gets zoological with the ‘More Animals!’ costumes and we’ve got a whole new chapter with unlockable loot for Square-Enix’s action-RPG, Nier.

Admittedly it’s a quiet week for PSP, but to tide you over until ModNation Racers next week there’s never been a better time to pick up Buzz! Quiz World or LittleBigPlanet as we release even more downloadable content for these two brilliant titles.

I’d love to tell you more about the three new Skate 3 packs, the new Shoryuken costumes for Super Street Fighter IV, the Domination Pack for DJ Hero and all the rest, but you’ll have to go check the list for yourself. I just haven’t got the time… I’ve got colonies that need establishing!

Later guys, I’ll be around to reply to comments in a little while.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 26th of May)

  • TV Show King (was – £5.49/€6.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Critter Crunch (was – £4.49/€5.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • Hyperballoid HD (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • Mushroom Wars (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Magic Orbz (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Thexder Neo (PSP) (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Obscure: The Aftermath (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Monsters Inc: Scare Island (PSOne) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Peter Pan: Adventures in Never Land (PSOne) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Zombie Tycoon (mini) (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £1.99/€2.49)

Permanent Price Reductions

  • Red Faction: Guerilla Multiplayer Pack (was – £5.49/€6.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Saints Row 2 Corporate Warfare Pack (was – £4.79/€5.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Catan (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Rocket Knight (Trial and Unlock Key) (Trial free, Unlock Key £9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • BioShock 2
  • Kill ’em Kindly Game Pack (free)
  • Rapture Metro Map Pack (£6.29/€7.99)
  • BioShock 2 Bonus Multiplayer Characters (£1.19/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales
Bonus Multiplayer Characters not available in New Zealand

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • SpecAct Kit Upgrade Bundle (contains the following kits which are also sold separately) (£3.99/€4.99)
  • SpecAct Assault Kit Upgrade Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
  • SpecAct Engineer Kit Upgrade Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
  • SpecAct Medic Kit Upgrade Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
  • SpecAct Recon Kit Upgrade Pack (£1.19/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • More Animals! Costume Pack (contains the following costumes which are also sold separately) (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Fly Costume (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Hippo Costume (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Peacock Costume (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Turtle Costume (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

  • Nier – The World of Recycled Vessel (£5.49/€6.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • Way of the Samurai 3 – Head and Outfit Set (free) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in New Zealand

  • Super Street Fighter IV – Super Shoryuken Pack (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Skate 3
  • Skate Share Pack (£7.19/€8.99)
  • Time is Money Pack (£5.19/€6.49)
  • Filmer Pack (£7.19/€8.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • High Stakes on the Vegas Strip – High Stakes: Connelly Card Club (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • DJ Hero – Domination Pack (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 12

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

  • Rock Band
  • ‘Breaking The Law (LIVE)’ by Judas Priest (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Grinder (LIVE)’ by Judas Priest (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Living After Midnight (LIVE)’ by Judas Priest (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Metal Gods (LIVE)’ by Judas Priest (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Rapid Fire (LIVE)’ by Judas Priest (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Steeler (LIVE)’ by Judas Priest (£0.99/€1.49)
  • The Rage (LIVE)’ by Judas Priest (£0.99/€1.49)
  • United (LIVE)’ by Judas Priest (£0.99/€1.49)
  • You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise (LIVE)’ by Judas Priest (£0.99/€1.49)

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

  • Rock Band Network
  • ‘Remedy’ by Seether (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Mordecai’ by Between the Buried and Me (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Business Time’ by Flight of the Conchords (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Lady In A Blue Dress’ by Senses Fail (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Tongue Twister Typo’ by Blackmarket (£0.59/€0.79)
  • ‘Push Push (Lady Lightning)’ by Bang Camaro (£0.59/€0.79)
  • ‘I’m Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?’ by A Day to Remember (£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
  • Alternative Pop 1 Track Pack (contains the following tracks which are also sold separately) (£4.39/€5.49)
  • ‘Face Down’ by Alpha Rev (£1.59/€1.99)
  • ‘Low Day’ By Capra (£1.59/€1.99)
  • ‘You’re All I Have’ By Snow Patrol (£1.59/€1.99)

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

  • Karaoke Revolution
  • ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ (£0.79/€0.99)
  • ‘My Immortal’ (£0.79/€0.99)
  • ‘Start Me Up’ (£0.79/€0.99)
  • ‘Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down’ (£0.79/€0.99)
  • ‘The Joker And The Thief’ (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Jungle Sackfari Explorers – Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Jungle Sackfari Explorers – Costume Kit (free)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

  • Buzz! Quiz World – 00’s Quiz (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece and Russian Federation

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • Episode 006 (£0.99)

Availability: UK Only

Trailers (PS3)

  • Crysis 2 ‘The Wall’ Trailer
  • After Burner Climax Launch Trailer
  • Mafia 2 Boom Boom Trailer
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Debut Trailer
  • Red Dead Redemption Gentlemen and Vagabonds Trailer
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP Turbo! Premium Level Kit Trailer

Trailers (PSP)

  • LittleBigPlanet PSP Turbo! Premium Level Kit Trailer

Premium Themes (PS3)

  • Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing Premium Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Additional Territory Releases

  • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness – Episodes One & Two Bundle (PS3)

Now also available in Russian Federation

  • Alien Zombie Death (mini)

Now also available in Australia and New Zealand

  • Forest Puzzle (mini)

Now also available in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland

  • Hammer Wars (mini)

Now also available in France, Italy and Spain

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