‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update (1st September 2010)

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Well, hello again – fancy meeting you here! It’s update time again and we’ve got some shiny, new PSN offerings for you, so without further ado let’s get on with the main event.
As you can see from the handsome fellow in this week’s post image, Alien Breed: Impact hits the EU PSN this week. An HD remake of the awesome Amiga classic, ‘Alien Breed’ (what do you mean, “What’s an Amiga?”) you and a friend can take on hordes of nasty space critters locally or online, in an effort to get from point A to point B for some reason or another. Still, it’s the journey that matters, not the destination, which is especially true when you have LASERS on the journey and are wading through piles of fresh alien corpses. Make sure you grab the free trial and try it for yourselves. In other news, Sam and Max conclude their journey into the Devil’s Playhouse this week – you can grab the final episode when we update, or if you’re a Plus subscriber, grab yourself the whole Season.
The previously Plus-only demo of Ubisoft’s R.U.S.E. hits for the rest of you today – command your army and deceive the enemy before nuking them into the stone age. If real-time strategy isn’t your cup of tea, SEGA’s Vanquish is on display for you to wrap your controllers around. What better way to spend your time than blasting malevolent robots into a bajillion pieces from the comfort of an incredibly powerful super-suit with an arsenal of weaponry at your fingertips? I would suggest taping your jaw shut before playing though because otherwise your mouth is going to be hanging open from start to finish – it’s looking extremely impressive.
In the world of downloadable content we have: two new costumes and challenge sets for Red Dead Redemption; a new single-player episode for BioShock 2 in which you get to take on Minerva, Rapture’s equivalent of an evil super-computer; more courses for Tiger 11; a batch of booster packs for Trinity Universe; more weapons and game modes for Kane and Lynch 2; more cars and decals for Split/Second and the opportunity to get yourself up to two extra characters slots in MAG. Phew.
PSP owners will be pleased to hear that Valkyria Chronicles II hits the store this week, along with a new Valhalla Knights title and the movie tie-in, Despicable Me: The Game.
On top of that we’ve got three new minis and a cut-price bundle of DynoGems and Tehra, plus a couple of PSOne Classics, including the much anticipated Front Mission 3 and Tomb Raider for one and all. Of course the minis and PSOne titles will all work on your PS3 as well.
That’s all you’ll get out of me this week – if you want to know more you’ll have to catch me in the comments. TTFN!

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 14th of September)

  • Aqua Panic! HD (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Bejeweled 2 (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Resident Evil 5: Untold Stories Bundle(was – £10.49/€11.25 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Aqua Panic! PSP (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.99/€5.99)
  • Spinout (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Skate Park City (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Monsters (Probably) Stole my Princess! (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £1.99/€2.49)
  • Hero of Sparta (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £0.99/€1.19)

Trial and Unlock (PS3)

  • Alien Breed: Impact (Free trial and £11.99/€14.99 to unlock) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Sam and Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep (free with Season Entitlement) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PSP)

  • Valhalla Knight 2: Battle Stance (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russian Federation and Switzerland.

  • Valkyria Chronicles II (£27.99/€34.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Despicable Me: The Game (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Portugal and Russian Federation.

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • Actual Crimes: Jack the Ripper (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain and Switzerland.

  • Caterpillar (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • DynoGems/Tehra: Dark Warrior Bundle (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

PSOne Downloadable Games (PS3/PSP)

  • Tomb Raider (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Front Mission 3 (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • R.U.S.E. Demo Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Vanquish – Velocity Attack Demo Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Red Dead Redemption – Hunting and Trading Outfits Pack (free) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • BioShock 2 – Minerva’s Den (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • MAG
    • Character Slot B 30 Day Subscription (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Character Slot C 30 Day Subscription (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • ModNation Racers – Lil’ Tinker Pack (£1.39/€1.75) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • Split/Second: Velocity
    • Elite Vehicle Livery Pack (free)
    • High Octane Supercar Pack (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Ryback Cyclone Special Edition (free)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
    • New Courses Pack (£6.29/€7.99)
    • Fantasy Pack (£6.29/€7.99)
    • Favourites Course Pack (£11.99/€14.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not available in Russian Federation

  • Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
    • Alliance Weapon Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Multiplayer Masks Pack (£1.59/€1.99)
    • The Doggie Bag (£4.79/€5.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales

  • Trinity Universe
    • Healing Idol Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Their Voices Pack (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Universal Beauty Pack (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Kanata’s Adventure Pack (free)
    • Monster Souls Pack (free)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band
    • Going Country Pack 04 (£8.79/€10.99) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • ‘What Was I Thinkin’ by Dierks Bentley (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Hell on the Heart’ by Eric Church (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Women’ by Jamey Johnson (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Would You Go With Me’ by Josh Turner (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Days Go By’ by Keith Urban (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Lookin’ for a Good Time’ by Lady Antebellum (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Rebound’ by Laura Bell Bundy (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Fancy’ by Reba McEntire (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘It Happens’ by Sugarland (£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
    • ‘Bang Camaro’ by Bang Camaro (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Do Not Disturb (Tell Me How Bad)’ by Let’s Get It (£0.59/€0.79)
    • ‘Hard To See’ by Five Finger Death Punch (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Seven’ by Sunny Day Real Estate (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Where Were You’ by Every Avenue (£0.99/€1.49)

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

  • Guitar Hero 5
    • P.O.D. Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • ‘Boom’ (£1.59/€1.99)
    • ‘Southtown’ (£1.59/€1.99)
    • ‘Youth of the Nation’ (£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
  • King Arthur Costume Kit (free)
  • King Arthur Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 7

Videos (PS3)

  • Brink Developer Diary #4
  • Brink Developer Diary #5
  • Neverdead GamesCom 2010 Trailer

Premium Themes (PS3)

  • Von Chrono Abstracted Theme (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Von Chrono Bare Elements Theme (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Von Chrono Drops Theme (£0.79/€0.99)

Avatars (PS3)

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    • Uncharted Avatar Pack 03 (£0.79/€0.99) (contains the following avatars which are also available separately)
    • Nathan Drake 2 (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Gabriel Roman (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Atoq Navarro (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Rika Raja (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Uncharted Avatar Pack 04 (£0.79/€0.99) (contains the following avatars which are also available separately)
    • Elena Fisher 2 (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Eddy Raja (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Daniel Pinkerton (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Javier (£0.20/€0.25)

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 022 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

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