‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update (11th August 2010)

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UPDATE: I’ve just been given the information about a new addition for PlayStation Plus today; Plus subscribers will have two week’s early access to PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap and have a 20% discount on it too.  However, if you already own PixelJunk Racers then 2nd Lap is free.
Good afternoon pilgrims, hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Over here in PSN land we have new goodies galore hitting our digital shelves later this afternoon.
As you can gather from the above image, our highlighted piece this week is the game based on the Scott Pilgrim film, which is based on the comic series, which riffs on (and is pretty much based on) popular culture and littered with many game references; don’t you just love a good old full circle?
This game takes cues from the old side-scrolling beat ’em-ups of yesteryear (such as my favourite, Streets of Rage) and restyles it all with a slice of Scott Pilgrim inanity, as well as reaching the heady heights of 8bit graphics! Don’t worry though; it’s all intentional, and the graphical style is very much part of the game’s charms.
Moving on, yesterday we released the first add-on content pack for Red Dead Redemption. Legends And Killers adds new multiplayer elements, such as additional characters and the new tomahawk weapon, and for those of you looking to add some fresh content to your online gunslinging, now’s your chance.
There’s a few titles released for your PSP this week too, and leading the charge is the first in the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona series, so get prepared to finely hone those demon collection skills, in this renowned RPG.
The final piece of content I want to highlight is the demo for Mafia II. I managed to spend some time with the team at 2K last week and get my hands on the demo, and had a jolly old time. I played the same demo you’ll all be able to get your hands on today, so I won’t say anything else in case I spoil it, but let me say this – you’ll have a ten minute countdown of free-roam before you have to reach the mission checkpoint, so make the most of cruising round and seeing how much chaos you can cause
Okay, that’s enough of me, now to the matter at hand… the full list. Enjoy!
Have a good week, and I’ll be sure to speak to as many of you as possible in the comments below.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

PlayStation Plus

  • PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap (Plus subscriber 20% discount – £5.05/€6.49)

This content will be free if you already own the original version of PixelJunk Racers

Special Offers

(Available until the 18th of August)

  • High Stakes on the Vegas Strip (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • 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)

Downloadable Games (Trial and Unlock) (PS3)

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PSP)

  • Madden NFL 11 (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (£19.99/€24.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Austria, Germany, Russia, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Bejewelled 2 (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Playenglish Rating: PEGI 7 (€26.99)

Availability: Spain only

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • Fly Fu (£1.99/€2.49) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Russia

  • Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • Mafia II Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Red Dead Redemption – Legends and Killers Pack (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 18

(Released on Tuesday 10th August)
Availability: All locales

  • Dragon Age: Origins – The Golems of Amgarrak (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • Yakuza 3 – Challenge Pack (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band
    • Ministry Pack 02 (£2.49/€3.99) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • Jesus Built My Hotrod (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Stigmata (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Thieves (£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
    • ‘Descend into the Eternal Pits of Possession’ by The Project Hate MCMXCIX (£0.59/€0.79)
    • ‘Icarus’ Song’ by Furly (£0.59/€0.79)
    • ‘The Crying Machine (Live)’ by Steve Vai (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Tree Village’ by Dance Gavin Dance (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘We are the Nightmare’ by Arsis (£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
    • Sum 41 Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • Fat Lip (£1.59/€1.99)
    • In Too Deep (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Still Waiting (£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)

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

Availability: Not available in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Greece and Russian Federation.

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • Episode 019(£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Videos (PS3)

  • Brink Developer Diary #1
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Focus on the Job Multiplayer Trailer
  • Enslaved E3 Trailer
  • Enslaved Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins Golems of Amgarrak Trailer
  • Neverdead E3 2010 Trailer
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Announcement Trailer
  • Vanquish E3 Trailer
  • DC Universe Online Inside the Studio Vlog 1
  • DC Universe Online Inside the Studio Vlog 3

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Aqua Panic! Summer Animated Theme (£0.79/€0.99)
  • South Park Dynamic Theme (only available in France, Germany, Spain and UK) (£2.69/€2.99)

Themes (PS3)

(static)

  • Disruptive Themes Great White Shark Theme (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Disruptive Themes Industrial Revolution Theme (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Von Chrono Themes Light and Shadows Theme (£1.19/€1.49)

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