‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (7th July 2010)

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As one more week passes by, one more week of fresh store content is here to greet you; don’t you love this routine we have. I set out our wares, and you come along and loiter in the aisles, and touch all the merchandise leaving fingerprints everywhere, and then go on your merry way. Sometimes you may even gently abuse me too. It’s all so familiar, and when I’m not around like last week I do miss it. So it’s a pleasure to be back this week.
Anyway, enough inane blathering, I suppose it’s time to follow on with tradition and list the new content, and give you my thoughts on the highlights this week (in no specific order).
The recent monkey loving continues with the release of Monkey Island 2, in all its shiny new glory. This new edition has a new lick of paint, but there is also a wealth of other goodies including the ability to toggle between the new version and the original version (to see just how shiny and lovely the new version actually is) and a fully fledged developer commentary featuring the original creators Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman reminiscing on the making of the game amongst other things. For fans of the classic series this is a great opportunity to rekindle your love, and for anybody who hasn’t played this classic game yet – firstly, what’s wrong with you? – secondly, get it now.
There’s something called a Resurgence pack for a title you may know called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, I believe it’s some kind of shooty game where you hurt people and then cackle manically down your headset, before giving them a teabag to rub in the humiliation. Ah, how I love a good FPS multiplayer session :D
There’s more additional content goodness in the form of Leliana’s Song for Dragon Age: Origins, and the Marvel costumes and level kit for LittleBigPlanet. We’ve also given the LittleBigPlanet section a late spring clean, and tidied it up, therefore making it easier to rummage through the goodies on offer.
Before, I steer you to the full list of all the content available, allow me mention that the latest batch of Special Offers will be available today too, so for the next two weeks you can grab discounts on some great content, including After Burner Climax, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and Half Minute Hero.
That’s enough hawking the wares for now, as usual if you so desire leave a comment and we’ll go from there.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 21st of July)

  • After Burner Climax (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Worms (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.19/€6.49)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Monsters Level Kit (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £1.59/€1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Monsters Costume Kit (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
  • Half Minute Hero (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Buzz! Quiz World (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £9.99/€14.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – The Wilderness Level Kit (PSP) (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
  • LittleBigPlanet – The temples Level Kit (PSP) (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
  • Tarzan (PSone) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • NormalTanks (mini) (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge (Trial and Unlock) (trial free, unlock key £7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Groovin’ Blocks (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught Mode & Battlefield 1943 (£13.99/€17.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

PSP Essentials

(Some titles are not available in some locales until a later date)

  • FIFA 09 (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Fight Night Round 3 (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Generation of Chaos (£6.29/€7.99)
  • Skate Park City (£6.29/€7.99)
  • International Athletics (£6.29/€7.99)
  • Spinout (£6.29/€7.99)

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • 5-in-1 Arcade Hits (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Aquattack! (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Demos (PSP)

  • Patapon 3 Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Resurgence Pack (£10.99/€13.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • Dragon Age: Origins – Leliana’s Song (£5.49/€6.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet
    • Marvel Level Kit (£3.99/€4.99)
    • Marvel Costume Kit 1 (£4.99/€5.99) (contains the following costumes which are also available separately)
    • Daredevil Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Doctor Octopus Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Iron Man Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Mystique Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Thing Costume (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

  • ModNation Racers – Sweet Tooth Pack (£1.39/€1.75) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • SBK X – Legends (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Skate 3 – Danny Way’s Hawaiian Dream (£5.19/€6.49) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Just Cause 2
    • Rico’s Signature Gun (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Tuk Tuk Boom Boom (free)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales

  • Aliens Vs Predator – Bughunt Map Pack (£4.79/€5.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales except Germany

  • MotoGP10 – MotoGP Class Content (free) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Buzz! – ’90s Quiz (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Clash of the Titans – Zeus’ Challenge Pack (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival Pack 01 (£9.99/€14.99) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • Bad Moon Rising (£0.99/€1.49) Born on the Bayou (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Down on the Corner (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Fortunate Son (Original Version) (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Green River (£0.99/€1.49)
    • I Heard It Through the Grapevine (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Lookin’ Out My Back Door (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Proud Mary (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Run Through the Jungle (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Travelin’ Band (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Up Around the Bend (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Who’ll Stop the Rain (£0.99/€1.49)

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

  • Guitar Hero 5
    • Queen Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Killer Queen (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Somebody to Love (£1.59/€1.99)

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

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Heroes in Uniform Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Heroes in Uniform Costume (free)

Availability: All locales

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • Episode 014 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Videos (PS3)

  • Killzone 3 Announcement Trailer
  • Medal of Honor ‘Leave a Message’ Trailer
  • Fat Princess Fat Roles Expansion Pack Trailer
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge Making of Video
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge E3 Trailer
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 E3 Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins Leliana’s Song Trailer
  • Lego Harry Potter Years 1- 4 Year 4 Vignette
  • Lego Harry Potter Years 1- 4 Behind the Scenes 2
  • Lego Harry Potter Years 1- 4 Behind the Scenes 3

Avatars (PS3)

  • Fat Princess (£0.20/€0.25 each)
    • Blue Monk
    • Red Monk
    • Giant
    • Ninja
    • Pirate
  • Blue Avatar Bundle (£0.79/€0.99) (Contains avatars of the Blue Priest, Warrior, Mage, Worker and Ranger)
  • Flower
    • Flower Avatars Bundle 2 (£0.79/€0.99) (contains the following avatars which are also available separately)
    • Blue Daisy (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Yellow Flower (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Pink Flower (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Blue Flower (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Pictures (£0.20/€0.25)

Themes (PSP)

  • Armoured Core 3 Theme
  • Armoured Core Last Raven Theme
  • Armoured Core Silent Line Theme

Wallpapers (PSP)

  • Armoured Core 3 Wallpaper
  • Armoured Core Last Raven Wallpaper
  • Armoured Core Silent Line Wallpaper

Additional Locale Releases

  • Stand O’Food (PS3/PSP)

Additional to Australia and New Zealand

  • Toy Story 3 (PSP) – Woody’s Roundup

Additional to Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg and Netherlands

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  • When is the store updated? Is it still 3-ish because this is an awesome update & i’ll be downloading a few things :)

  • Any release date on Shank?

  • Hey mike, sad to see that ross isnt with you :(
    You two should team up when doing store posts. You could handle all of the positive feeddback and leave the negative for ross to deal with.
    You would be the perfect team :P

  • Not feeling this update this week.

  • Dear SCEE
    Thank you for Monkey Island 1 and 2 :)
    When will be available Tales of Monkey Island Full Episodes, which are already at PSS US?
    Best regards.

    • It’s available, just not for all locales at the moment, it is coming to additional stores very soon though.

  • any chance of getting that DLC that came with God of War ultimate collection

  • Hi Mike,
    Is possible to buy Onslaught without BF 1943 (cheaper of course)??
    Thanks and regards

  • Nothing for me this week. Oh well I’m all geared up for Deathspank if it’s still coming next week?! :)
    Oh and 5th time lucky *prays* Tecmo Bowl Throwback, EU release? There are European American Football fans you know!! :P
    Thanks!! :D

  • Forgive me if I’ve missed something, but will future heads-up posts include what’ll be available to PSN plus members?
    Looking forward to all the LBP goodies :D

  • Can sub-accounts holders buy PS+ memberships when they turn 18? Or are they denied access forever?

  • Hi Mike, just wondering if you have any news on Trinity Universe DLC. A batch came out in US both last week and yesterday and still we don’t have any here. Do you have a date listed there for EU release?

  • @Slarth I asked Mike on twitter, and he said 3pm. I will get the MW2 DLC today, looks great :)

  • Are you prepared for the store to die due to the Resurgence pack?

  • Can’t wait to download Monkey Island 2! I’ve topped up my wallet early because everyone will be trying to add funds at the same time for that MW2 map pack!

  • Half Minute Hero is a great fun game. I’d pick it up at that price if I hadn’t already.

  • nice prize for After Burner Climax :) please do a Special Offer for PixelJunk Shooter and Joe Danger any time soon :)

    • Joe Danger has only just released, it won’t be on offer anytime soon ;)
      As for PixelJunk Shooter who knows what the future will bring :)

  • I’ve been waiting for a price drop in Fight Night Round 3. And now, my mandatory questions:
    1 – Any news on additional territory releases of What did i do to deserve this My Lord!? 2?
    2 – Can we ever expect OutRun 2006 in the PSN Store?
    3 – And the Persona remake?
    4 – Or Persona 3?

  • Mike,
    Is there any section for looking at the Playstation plus stuff ?

  • This update is kind of weak. Just not enough content I’m afraid. Good special offers though.

  • Picky comment time – For the Fat Princess, are you sure it’s the “Blue Avatar Bundle”, as in all avatars in it will be blue?
    Other than that – amazing content yet again. Monkey Island and LBP costumes for me!

  • Yay Monkey Island 2!!
    And Vamet, Tales of Monkey Island is already out on the EU PSN x

  • No Monkey Island II Demo?

  • Another lovely truck load of PSN content. Thank you!

  • Still no Ridge Racer for my PSP Go.

  • Nice update today! Monkey Island II and Resurgence pack for me…
    Must say I’m starting to think twice about purchase though since plus came out. Want to get Fat Princess while the DLC is on promo for plus users, but i’m worried that it’ll be offered free further down the line.
    Mike, any chance you can pass on our concerns to those that matter? We really need to know what we are getting with plus or it has no value to the users the spend the most.

    • I do pass feedback to the team looking after Plus about what content is offered, though it’s by no means my decision. It’s a balancing act about what to offer our Plus users, but it’ll definitely be interesting to see what comes down the line in terms of the store content offered within it.

  • Still no decent avatars… Was really hoping for street fighter ones or the darkstalker ones that the american store got yesterday. Looks like I will have to wait even longer. :(

  • NuclearPenguin86

    Nice update, Cod maps and Monkey Island!! Any news on Playstation+ offers? Are these updated weekly?

  • WHAT!! Nothing for + users today?? US Got more + stuff in there update :-(
    Monkey Island 2 and BF VIP pack for me…
    Oh and welcome back Mike ;-)

    • The US content is not extra, it was stuff that was always part of their month one offering, but they didn’t announce it until this week. We’ve decided to make our Plus content all available at the start of the month.

  • does the LBP Marvel level pack have new trophies?

  • hi mike,
    any news on when psp essentials like phantasy star portable and naruto ultimate ninja heroes 2 are released?
    and is half minute hero finally available in germany?

  • Sweet, monkey island 2 is a must buy. Mike, is there any news about Kane & Lynch 2 demo?

  • Any benefits for PSN+ plus members?

  • Yeah, any PS+ stuff, because the content so far has been really poor.

  • Hey Mike
    Will we be getting any more PS+ content? Since USA got a fair bit added onto theirs yesterday.

  • Seems like a decent update. I might try out Afterburner Climax for £3.99

  • Dear Aurora_Bliss
    “And Vamet, Tales of Monkey Island is already out on the EU PSN x”
    Not in Poland PSS.
    Best regards.

  • Ooooh, Great sale items this week mate :D
    Any particular reason we didnt get any new PS+ stuff today? I noticed the US got some last night and while I dont mind if you guys have different schedules or styles I’d just like to know how its being handled :)
    Cheers Mike. Oh and I’m still waiting for that cuppa… :P

    • We’ll make Plus content ALL available at the start of every month, I believe the US may release their content gradually over the month, though I could be wrong.

  • Hmm thats a tough one.
    Mike is great fun and posts alot more comments than ross, but Ross has the better avatar.
    But which is better
    There is only one way to find out “FIGHT”

  • Absoloutly amazin update. I dont care about much else other than the fact that MONKEY ISLAND 2 IS HERE. Sorry to shout but been waiting for this one for a while now.
    Happy days are here again. Cant wait til 5.30 to get home and download this. Thats if MI2 hasent made the internet crash. Long live Lechuck. Well done on gettin this out ASAP guys.
    Next I am after some Resi classics on the PSN.
    Keep up the good work guys.
    A very happy MI fan

  • Playstation Plus Subscribers in the US got more discounts this week, what about Europe?

  • Hi Mike,
    2 Questions:
    *When is PSP Essentials coming to Australia and New Zealand?
    *When will we start seeing more PSone classics on the Store? Specifics please! Titles and dates.

    • The full range of PSP Essentials will be made available later in the year, though some of the digital versions may crop up before then (a couple of the Essentials released today will be available for you to download).
      As for more PSone Classics, I don’t have any confirmed information for any more in the pipeline as yet, but I’m sure we’ll see some more titles at some point.

  • <>Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge…
    Availability: All locales<>
    Is it real? Not error or so? Is it going to be released in Russia? Is this also meant there is hope for 1st to be released in Russian store?

    • It’s not an error, you will get Monkey Island 2 in your store :) As for the other Monkey Island titles, I have asked the publishers if they’re coming, so let’s see what happens.

  • The US store got Persona 3 PSP yesterday, and we get…. nothing.
    And still no sign of Disgaea Infinite either.
    Nice work Sony EU, you’re really treating us Europeans with the same level of respect you’ve always done.

    • All I can say right now, is until the publishers let us know when they are coming, if indeed they are, that we can share release dates I will let you know.

  • Shall i, shant i, shall i, shant i, im so confused whether to buy the new Afterburner game with this excellent special offer reduction, why?, well i have PS+ and have no idea what’s coming in the next 10 months after the 2 month preview, so i might have bought this only to find out it will be offered free as part of my subscription somewhen down the line, they really need to rethink PS+ me thinks…any suggestions Mike?

  • When are some good downloadable games for ps3 coming? Minis are awful, ps classics are never released. It’s the same old add ons for little big planet, rock band etc *yawn*

    • There are plenty of great PSN titles available, I’ll leave it for other posters to point you in the right direction ;)

  • Mike…. you know how i love you :) fancy giving me something cool for free (well was worth a try)
    but seriously do you know anything about the posability of the net yaroze games coming to the store? or and dates as to when we could expect those amazing Dreamcast games

  • Hey mike . Mate can you explain if you can why the u.s got more avatars and discounts added to their 1st month yesterday they have lots mire than we pay for now which us really unfair as we pay the most yet get a lot less. Also sf4 avatars mate

    • I believe they’ve just split their month one offering over the course of the month, whereas we released it all in one go last week.
      SFIV avatars should be coming, we requested them from Capcom a couple of weeks ago ;)

  • No Backlight Tango Down? When does the PSN get it?
    Dam the 360- they already have it :(

  • Tecmo Bowl Throwback; EU release anytime this year?

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