‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update (18th August 2010)

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Good Afternoon everyone, I hope you’re all well and full of the joys of Summer. Mike has jetted off to Cologne with the Gamescom crew to round up a new herd of PSN games for the coming months, which leaves it to me to bring you the latest goodies.
A quiet week this week since everyone who’s anyone is at the big GC, but we’ve got a few nice bits and pieces for you to tide you over into September. We have brand new demos of EA’s NHL 11 and Ubisoft’s H.A.W.X.2 for the PS3 crowd, along with a host of new add-ons for some great games.
As Richard already told you last week, Uncharted 2 gets a new skin pack, adding some more multiplayer characters for you to choose from (and don’t forget the dynamic theme). We’ve got two new characters for you to launch from your PAIN-a-pults, including Sergeant Jay and Jolly the Elf, (we figured August was the ideal time to give you a Christmas themed character). The final set of Marvel costumes releases this week as well, including Hulk, who I’ve heard is fond of smashing.
Six new PSP Essentials join the others on the Store, including a brand new digital release of Open Season, plus the latest LittleBigPlanet kits.
The real stars of the show this week are the oodles of Gamescom trailers we’ve got for you in glorious high-definition. All the big hitters are present and correct, with new trailers for KillZone 3, Motorstorm: Apocalypse, inFamous 2 and LittleBigPlanet 2, but don’t forget to check out the PlayStation Move line up too – you’ve not got long left to save your pennies and hopefully these trailers will help you choose which titles to grab come launch day. May I suggest Sports Champions? Disc Golf is an office favourite.
That’s all for now, your comments are appreciated as ever and I’ll be here this afternoon to field them. Until next time, adios!

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 1st of September)

  • Landit Bandit (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Heavy Weapon(was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Zuma (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Crash Commando (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Crash Commando Combo Pack (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • Valhalla Knights (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Valhalla Knights 2 (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £9.99/€12.99)
  • International Athletics (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Generation of Chaos (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Breakquest (was – £2.49/€2.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)
  • Let’s Golf! (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £0.99/€1.19)

PSP Essentials (Not currently available in Australia or New Zealand)

  • Open Season (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3
  • Sonic Rivals (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3
  • Sonic Rivals 2 (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7
  • SEGA Rally Essentials (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3
  • Super Monkey Ball Adventure (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3
  • SEGA Mega Drive Collection (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • Fish Tank (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland

Demos (PS3)

  • NHL 11 Rating: PEGI 16 (USK 12)

Availability: All locales

  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Germany

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Skate 3 – Skate.Create Upgrade Pack (£5.10/€6.49) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • ModNation Racers – Mouse Trap Pack (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet
    • Marvel Costume Kit 4 (£4.79/€5.99) (contains the following costumes which are also available separately)
    • Hulk Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Punisher Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Green Goblin Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Magneto Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Storm Costume (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

  • PAIN
    • Jolly Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Sergeant Jay Pack (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – Sidekick Skins Pack (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band
    • Neon Trees Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • ‘1983’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Animal’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Sins of my Youth’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • The Black Keys Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • ‘I Got Mine’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Strange Times’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Your Touch’ (£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
    • ‘Blow at High Dough’ by The Tragically Hip (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Hook, Line and Sinner’ by Texas (£0.59/€0.79)
    • ‘Let the Games Begin’ by Anarbor (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Mandelbrot Set’ by Jonathan Coulton (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Unfurling a Darkened Gospel’ by Job for a Cowboy (£0.59/€0.79)

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

  • Guitar Hero 5
    • Weezer Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • ‘Beverly Hills’ (£1.59/€1.99)
    • ‘Island in the Sun’ (£1.59/€1.99)
    • ‘Pork and Beans’ (£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
    • Wild West Costume (free)
    • Wild West Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

Videos (PS3)

  • Brink Developer Diary #2
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days You Think You Can Kill Me Trailer
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.® 2 Trailer
  • Vanquish Gameplay Trailer 2
  • Metal Gear Solid: Rising GC2010 Trailer ‘Zan Datsu’

GamesCom 2010 Trailers (PS3)

  • Hustle Kings
  • EyePet: Move Edition
  • KillZone 3
  • TV Superstars Trailer
  • The Shoot
  • The Fight
  • Start the Party
  • Sorcery
  • SingStar Dance
  • SingStar Guitar
  • Ratchet + Clank
  • Mubi
  • Motorstorm 3: Apocalypse
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Move
  • Infamous 2
  • Heroes on the Move
  • Dead Nation
  • Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz
  • Kung Fu Rider Trailer
  • Eat Them
  • Beat Sketcher
  • Echochrome II
  • PixelJunk Shooter 2
  • No Heroes Allowed
  • Sports Champions
  • Sly Trilogy
  • DC Universe
  • PlayStation Move
  • Heavy Rain Move Edition
  • Time Crisis
  • Tumble

GamesCom 2010 Trailers (PSP)

  • EyePet PSP
  • Patapon 3
  • No Heroes Allowed
  • Jungle Party
  • InviZimals: Shadow Zone
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Digital Comics Trailer

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Fat Princess: Fat Roles Ninja Pirate Wallpaper (free)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Themes (PS3)

  • Disruptive Themes Purple Haze Theme (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Disruptive Themes Road to China Theme (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Disruptive Themes Voodoo Crucifixion (£1.19/€1.49)

Avatars (PS3)

  • Savage Moon
    • Silver Logo (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Insectocyde Logo (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Soldier Bug Logo (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Savage Moon Logo (£0.20/€0.25)

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 020 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

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