‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update (21st July 2010)

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Hello everyone – Mike has left me in charge again this week while he recovers from last week’s birthday celebrations. While I admit that this week the pickings are a little slim, only the pickiest pickers wouldn’t agree that the pickings that have been picked are… er… good.
The normal Special Offers are put to one side this time around as the PSN Store goes Karate Kid crazy – heaps of Kung-Fu content at a cut-down price to keep you all kicking and punching your way through the next fortnight.
So what else have we got? Well if you aren’t a Plus subscriber then today’s your first chance to get hold of the new Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days demo featuring a single player level casting you as everyone’s favourite balding psychopath, Lynch, and the option to try out the ‘Fragile Alliance’ multiplayer mode.
The anthropomorphic animal detectives, Sam and Max, return in the fourth episode of The Devil’s Playhouse: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls – remember you can still pick up the entitlement to the whole season from the Store and grab the previously released episodes too.
The second set of marvellous Marvel outfits fly, ride and ‘thwip’ their way into LittleBigPlanet and if you’re still clamouring for more modifications and doo-dads for your ModNation Racers karts, the Sheriff Sirloin mod makes his debut. Can a cow drive a car without opposable thumbs? Apparently it can – hooves are no barrier to power sliding.
All you Pinball Wizards will be pleased to know that the guys from Zen Studios have added a new table to Zen Pinball. This one is completely out of this world. No really, it’s set on Mars. Add to that the usual selection of Guitar Hero and Rock Band offerings, a couple of free Fat Princess wallpapers and a few new Avatars too.
For you PSP people, if you’ve heard all the good vibrations about Gravity Crash on the PS3 Store, you’re in luck – the game has made its way over to the portable system and you can grab it today. New levels kits for LittleBigPlanet and a new Celebrity-focused quiz for Buzz! Quiz World hit the Store today too. Finally, a quick special mention for the mini Young Thor, launching today – we’ve played it, we love it. Now it’s your turn.
As usual I’ll be here this afternoon to field your comments. While we’re a little light this week – we can only release what’s ready – you’ll be pleased to know things are looking pretty busy for Mike’s return on the 28th. Catch you later!

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 4th of August)

  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Revenge of the Wounded Dragons (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Mortal Kombat 2 (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic Time Savers Pack (was – £1.19/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • Street Fighter IV Complete Alternative Costume Pack (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Final Fight: Double Impact (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)

Permanent Price Reductions

  • Obscure: The Aftermath (PSP)
    (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Sam and Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode – Beyond the Alley of the Dolls (free with Season Entitlement)
    Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PSP)

  • Gravity Crash (£6.29/€7.99)
    Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

PSP Essentials

(Availability may differ in some locales)

  • Street Fighter Alpha Max 3 (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Petz: My Baby Hamster (£7.99/€9.99)

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • Young Thor (£3.99/€4.99)
    Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • Arctic Adventures: Polar’s Puzzles (£3.49/€3.99)
    Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days (Single/Multiplayer Demo)
    Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Marvel Costume Kit 2 (£4.79/€5.99) (contains the following costumes which are also available separately)
  • Elektra Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Human Torch Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Thor Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Spider-Man Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Ghost Rider Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • ModNation Racers – Sheriff Sirloin Pack (£1.39/€1.75)
    Rating: PEGI 7
  • Zen Pinball – Mars Table (£1.59/€1.99)
    Rating: PEGI 7
  • Rock Band
  • ‘The Stooges Pack 01’ (£3.49/€5.29) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
  • ‘1969’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘New Dark Ages’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘No Control’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘No Fun’ (£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

  • Rock Band Network
  • ‘50,000 Unstoppable Watts’ by Clutch (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Approach the Podium’ by Winds of Plague (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘How we Roll’ by Plushgun (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Indigo Friends’ by Reverend Horton Heat (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Stand for Something’ by Skindred (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Rating: PEGI 12

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

  • Guitar Hero 5
  • Disturbed Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
  • Down with the Sickness (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Indestructible (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Stricken (£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
  • Fruit Salad Costume (free)
  • Fruit Salad Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

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

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

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • Episode 016 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Videos (PSP)

  • Piyotama mini Trailer
  • Armored Core 3 Trailer
  • Armored Core Last Raven Trailer
  • Armored Core Silent Trailer

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Fat Princess: Fat Roles Wallpaper 1 & 2 (free)

Avatars (PS3)

  • Crash Commando – (£0.20/€0.25 each)
  • Jarhead Avatar
  • Maid Mayhem Chaos Avatar
  • Nuke ‘m Ninja Avatar
  • Reggae Rasta Avatar
  • PAIN – (£0.20/€0.25 each)
  • Brock Avatar
  • Cookie Avatar
  • Ed Avatar
  • Ginger Avatar
  • Hung Avatar
  • Jarvis Avatar
  • Kenny Avatar
  • Le Toot Avatar
  • Scurv Avatar
  • Tati Avatar

Additional Locale Releases

  • Toy Story 3 – Alien Escapades
    Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Now also available in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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