‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update (4th August 2010)

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Another week comes rolling in and another PlayStation Store update comes in to land with a cargo hold full of goodies.
Our new Plus content (detailed yesterday by James) will be delivered with today’s update, including a trial of the previously BD only inFamous. If you’ve never played it you’re in for a treat – the opening is positively electrifying (HAHAHAHA! Oh dear…) so make sure you give it a go.
What’s in the grab bag this week? In a break from convention we’ll start with the portable content because along with a PSP version of the recently released Groovin’ Blocks, we’ve got a much requested title – Powered by Namco… it’s Ridge Racer! A true classic and still one of the best driving experiences on PSP.
Remember last time you saw me I teased you about one of my favourite PSOne Classics coming to the store? Well brush off your fighting gloves and prepare to beat the heck out of a grown man wearing spandex trousers and a jaguar mask because it’s here, it’s Tekken 2 and, while it’s not quite as fast-paced as more modern fighters, it’s still brilliant.
For your TV’s best friend we’ve got a good selection as well – Gundemonium Collection brings the ‘bullet hell’ genre screaming onto the PSN with three games in one: Gundemonium Recollection; GundeadliGne and Hitogata Happa. If you feel like punishing your trigger fingers and generally view blinking as a waste of time, these are the games for you. Not convinced you need all three games? Well okay, we’ll let you buy them separately too but don’t say we never do anything for you. ;)
Are you among one of the twenty or so people in Europe who hasn’t already played Modern Warfare 2? Well, we’ve got the Cliffhanger demo ready for you – grab your ice climbing gear, it’s gonna get chilly.
LittleBigPlanet takes leave of Plus and becomes available to everyone this week, just in time for the launch of the third set of Marvel Costumes including two of my favourites, Wolverine and Venom.
We’ve got more for Bioshock 2 (single player challenges this time), more for ModNation Racers and another course for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.
In the grand tradition of Heads Up posts I’ll be here to field your comments as usual so I’ll catch you all in a little while.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 18th of August)

  • High Stakes on the Vegas Strip (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€7.99)
  • Switchball (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Section 8 (was – £19.99/€24.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Flock (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • 1942: Joint Strike (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon (PSP) (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £17.99/€21.99)
  • R-Type Tactics (PSP) (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Stellar Attack (mini) (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £2.49/€2.99)

Permanent Price Reductions

  • Kick-Ass: The Game

(was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)

  • Need for Speed Shift (PSP)

(was – £31.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • LittleBigPlanet (£16.99/€26.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • Gundemonium Collection (£9.99/€12.99) (contains the following games which are also available separately)
    • Gundemonium Recollection (£3.99/€4.99)
    • GundeadliGne (£3.99/€4.99)
    • Hitogata Happa (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PSP)

  • Groovin’ Blocks (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Ridge Racer (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

PSone Games (PS3/PSP)

  • Tekken 2 (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

minis (PS3/PSP)

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

Availability: Not available in Russia

  • Widget’s Odyssey 2 (£1.74/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Cliffhanger Demo Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Bioshock 2 – The Protector Trials (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • ModNation Racers – Nukular Packs (£1.39/€1.75) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 – Riviera CC (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet – Marvel Costume Kit 3 (£4.79/€5.99) (contains the following costumes which are also available separately)
    • Captain America Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Invisible Woman Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Rogue Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Venom Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Wolverine Costume (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band
    • ‘I Only Want You’ by Eagles of Death Metal (£1.24/€1.49)
    • ‘Jesus Freak’ by dc Talk (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Love Addict’ by Family Force 5 (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Rapture’ by Blondie (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Saturday Morning’ by Eels (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Sturm & Drang’ by KMFDM (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘The Perfect Crime #2’ by The Decemberists (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Bulletproof’ by La Roux (£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
    • ‘Crushed Beyond Dust’ by Skeletonwitch (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Elements’ by Texas in July (£0.59/€0.79)
    • ‘Fake It’ by Seether (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Heads or Tails? Real or Not’ by Emarosa (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Is There a Ghost’ by Band of Horses (£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
    • The Used Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • Pretty Handsome Awkward (£1.59/€1.99)
    • The Bird and the Worm (£1.59/€1.99)
    • The Taste of Ink (£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
    • Robin Hood Men in Sacks Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Robin Hood Men in Sacks Costume Kit (free)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • Episode 018 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Videos (PS3)

  • Crysis 2 Pinger Teaser Trailer

Soundtracks (PS3)

  • Super Stardust HD Soundtrack (£1.59/€1.99)

Themes (PS3)

  • Von Chrono Themes’ Bad Business (£1.19/€1.49)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Fat Princess: Fat Roles Ninja Wallpaper
  • Fat Princess: Fat Roles Pirate Wallpaper

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