‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 3rd November 2010

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 3rd November  2010

'Heads-Up' Game Store Update 3rd November  2010

Hello all, it’s the Store Update post! I’ve left things a little late today because there’s been a lot to organise, so I won’t do my usual call outs on the content. There’s a heck of a lot this week so if you have any questions about anything then just ask away in the comments and I will do my best to answer.
That said, there is an absolute Kratos overload this week, so if you’re a fan of the angriest man in videogames you’ve got a lot to choose from. Oh, and there’s Castle Crashers, so you can stop asking me when it’s coming now.
So instead of the usual content discussion, here’s a quick status update to let you know that your feedback is being acted upon since last week:
A few of the PSOne Classics from the list of PSOne title requests that you helped me to compile have been submitted for Store publish. The process to get them emulated is underway and barring any technical or legal issues they will be published on the EU Store, hopefully before year end. I’m sure you’ll hear from various publishers closer to release, but I’m not able to discuss what they are at the moment (just like all upcoming content).
This week as usual, the trial and unlocks do not go to Germany. We are currently organising full retail releases of these titles for the German consumers and those will be added to the German Store as soon as possible – in next week’s publish at the latest and hopefully sooner. As a result of your feedback last week, I am actively investigating the free content in Germany situation and will let you know if I find anything out.
So there you go – your feedback in action. Thank you all for your suggestions and comments and please do keep your comments coming. I will be around for the comments a little later on, so if I don’t respond right away then you have my apologies in advance.
Catch you later!

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Offer prices available until the 10th of November)

  • Voodoo Dice (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom – Booster Pack (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • Cuboid – Level Editor (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • Cuboid – Booster Pack (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy (was – £19.99/€24.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • Alien Zombie Death! (mini) (was – £2.49/€2.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)
  • Supermarket Mania (mini) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.49/€2.99)

Permanent Price Reductions

  • Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days – now £15.99/€19.99
  • Mana Khemia: Student Alliance – now £11.99/€14.99
  • Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? – now £7.99/€9.99
  • What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? – now £7.99/€9.99
  • What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 – now £7.99/€9.99

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • God of War HD (£13.99/€17.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • God of War II HD (£13.99/€17.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • God of War Collection HD (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

Trial & Unlock Games (PS3)

  • Blacklight: Tango Down (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Germany

  • Castle Crashers (£10.99/€13.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Australia, Germany and New Zealand

Downloadable Games (PSP)

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (£16.99/€26.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Germany

  • No Heroes Allowed (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand

  • Ys Seven (£19.99/€24.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Australia, Belgium, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and United Arab Emirates

PSone Games (PS3 and PSP)

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

Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • Apache Air Assault Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Croatia, Germany, Greece, India, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey and United Arab Emirates

  • John Daly’s Pro Stroke Golf Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in India, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

  • Rock Band 3 Rating: PEGI 12

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

Demos (PSP)

  • Split/Second: Velocity Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Applications (PS3)

  • MUBI (free) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Available in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom (More territories next week)

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Dead Rising 2 – Ninja Skill Pack (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany

  • FIFA 11 – Ultimate Team (free) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage
  • Kenshiro Original Costume (£1.99/€2.49) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in New Zealand

  • Front Mission: Evolved
  • Weapons Pack 01 (free)
  • Wanzer Pack 02 (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • God of War III
  • Apollo Character Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Forgotten Warrior Character Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Dominus Character Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Phantom of Chaos Character Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Character Skin Bundle (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Challenge of Exile Arena (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales

  • Medal of Honor – Hot Zone Map Pack (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

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

Availability: All locales

  • PAIN
  • Creepie Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
  • PAINamotion Pack (free)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype – The Final Chapter (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • Space Invaders Infinity Gene – Bonus Stage Pack 2 (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Split/Second: Velocity – Onslaught Pack (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • Sports Champions – Reverse Tee Pack (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Super Street Fighter IV – Ultra Shoryuken Pack 1 (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2
  • Bonus Pack (free)
  • Russian Power Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales

  • DJ Hero II – Hit Makers Mix Pack (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

  • Rock Band 3
  • The Doors Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition (£9.99/€14.99) (contains the tracks listed below which are also available separately)
  • ‘Hello, I Love You’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘LA Woman’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Light My Fire’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Love Her Madly’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Love Me Two Times’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Peace Frog’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘People Are Strange’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Riders On The Storm’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Roadhouse Blues’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Soul Kitchen’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘The Crystal Ship’ (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Touch Me’ (£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
  • ‘Determined (Vows of Vengeance) by Kataklysm (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Hello Fascination’ by Breathe Carolina (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Revolution’ by Bang Camaro (£0.59/€0.79)
  • ‘The Gun Show’ by In This Moment (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Uncivilized’ by Texas In July (£0.99/€1.49)

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

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 31 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Avatars (PS3)

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Doughnut Drake (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Marco Polo (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Skelzor (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Tetram (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Glowzor (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Doughnut Lazarevic (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Genghis Kahn (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Zorskel (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Lieutenant Draza (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Platzor (£0.20/€0.25)

Soundtracks (PS3)

  • God of War Trilogy Soundtrack (£11.99/€14.99)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Dead Nation – Dead Man’s Hand (£1.59/€1.99)

Premium Themes (PS3)

  • Von Chrono Themes
  • Lights (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Off the Beat (£1.19/€1.49)

Premium Themes (PSP)

  • Von Chrono Themes
  • Light & Shadow: Light (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Light & Shadow: Shadow (£1.19/€1.49)

Wallpapers (PSP)

  • No Heroes Allowed Wallpaper
  • No Heroes Allowed Landscape Wallpaper

Videos (PS3)

  • Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz Trailer
  • Beat Sketcher Trailer
  • Invizimals: Shadow Zone Trailer
  • Medal Of Honor TV Advert
  • No Heroes Allowed Trailer
  • No Heroes Allowed Launch Trailer
  • SingStar Guitar Trailer
  • SingStar Dance Trailer
  • Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype The Final Chapter Trailer

Videos (PSP)

  • Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz Trailer
  • No Heroes Allowed Trailer
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342 Comments

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  • C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-CASTLE CRASHERS?!?!?!!?
    Finally…

  • At what time can we expect this to be on?

  • Well I really didn’t like castle crashers so pass. I would love God of War HD games but I just don’t have the money currently. I may get the Street Fighter costumes though. That’ll do for me for this week. Still got loads of downloaded games to finish anyways.

  • Finally Castle Crashers!!
    and..
    we get more demos than USA!!!
    It’s like in House of the pain song: Jump around!
    :)

  • hey, did you get any news about thetrinity universe dlc? and is no heroes allowed getting a disc release?

  • Modnation track DLC?

  • Holy crap!! So much PSP content. Prinny for £7.99? Yes please!! I could see me spending over £50 easy today.

  • Nothing for me today. GoW Still too expensive…when will sorny (and other devs) learn Downloadable content should be cheaper than the actual disc version :|
    11.99 for the gow soundtrack? ouch!!!
    Ross have you anything regarding bloody roar? D:

    • It is the soundtrack for all three games with about 70-odd tracks on it, so the priceis probably justified in this case.
      As for the collection, I believe that’s in at under the RRP for the disc version.
      I totally agree that digital content should be cheaper than disc versions and I’m sure that we are approaching a time where that will be the case as digital is supported more across the board – remember that digital music used to be more expensive than the CDs once upon a time.

    • Oh, and Bloody Roar is on “THE LIST” (patent pending)

  • Great update. Thanks Ross :)

  • is Painamotion the Move upgrade for Pain then? I might give that a go. Game controls just fine with joypad. Not sure what the Move would improve on.

  • Finally Castle Crashers, Thanks Ross :)

  • Looks like my internet connection will be taking a hammering later on with plenty to download between today’s store update, the new Playstation Plus content and Mubi. Good times.

  • Yikes, that’s a lot of content.
    Did you just do this to make people like you more than Mike? ;)

  • This .. is .. the .. best .. store update … EVER !!!
    Castle Crashers, MUBI, FIFA 11 DLC …
    AWESOME :)

  • When will Netflix be available?

  • what size is God of War:Ghost of Sparta

    • Yeah, as snother helpful commenter mentioned below there was a technical issue that has held the pack back from this week’s publish. Hopefully we’ll get it out to you soon.

  • Brilliant update. Thanks Ross! Can we expect Legacy of Kain Blood Omen and Soul Reaver to be released on the store any time soon?

    • Soul Reaver is one I’m particularly keen to get published here. That was the first game I ever played with a dual shock pad… how’s that for pointless trivia?

  • Centipede? Not much of a PSOne Classic, to quote wikipedia “the game received mostly negative criticism”.
    I would love to see Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Suikoden, Suikoden II and Klonoa: Door to Phantomile on PSN. Brilliant rare games (high prices on Ebay) that really deserves to be there.

  • That’s a real big update!
    With enough demos/trials to be busy with tonight.

  • Castle crashers! ;_;

    • There was an administrative issue with the Australian and New Zealand submission for the game which is being sorted out right this second, so you can expect to see CC in Austraia and New Zealand before the end of the week.
      I said I’d get it to everyone and I meant it!

  • Despite the large addition of content there is little that appeals to me besides MUBI.

  • @ hjm50
    The DLC got delayed ( technical problems ) :(

  • @Death-In-Pants
    Netflix is an American company so…..never
    we get lovefilm instead

  • WOW! GoW Ghost of Sparta is only £16.99 that’s a great price! Tell me Ross can I get it today with the update or will it be the normal UK Friday release?

  • Not a bad update,
    But still no Smackdown for PSP :-(

  • Wootles, Badman 3. Didn’t remember that was coming out.

  • what another bad update
    not as bad as the plus update but still bad
    oh and cubiod dlc on special this month but the full game given away next month …bit backward or is it a case of getting us to buy the dlc in the hopes the game will be good?
    side note to anyone reading this…dont go over to the american ps3 blog and look at the last few months updates youll see too much good stuff we will never have :(
    also why oh why is psp stuff still being put into the ps3 store???? they have thier own psn store on the psp so many times i have thought that looks interesting nearly brought it only to notice psp only
    and last complaint vidzone is not new…it does not belong in the latest section and hasnt belonged there for over 6 months

  • Where is the free DLC for ModNation Racers: Stunt Pack and MAG Escalation DLC ????

  • Still no EU price drop for Fate/Unlimited Codes, for shame Capcom.
    Any news on Final Fantasy Anthology and/or Final Fantasy VI? (published by SCEE).

  • First!
    Huge update, thanks!
    Great week for PSP, i’m very happy! :)

  • You ross are officaly my new hero great update going to chrash some castles today

  • Ross. great update, but would you be able to include the size of each file please? The American blog does and it’s a huge help when juggling PSP games about :)

    • This is something I want to start doing, at least for the larger content (probably demos, full games and the larger pieces of DLC).
      I’ll try and get this started from mid to late November.
      How’s that sound?

  • Sweet update, Ross. Makes up for the so-so Plus update. Who needs Mike? (Only joking MK. We miss you really)

  • I like those permanent price reductions! IMHO that’s a more reasonable price point for Disgaea 2 and Prinny.
    I wonder if it’s better to get No Heroes Allowed instead of the two prequels. Does anyone know the differences between them?

  • YS SEVEN OMG XD (Heh heh it seems I was on the money last week Ross :P)
    What an update! Look at those PSP price reductions, I think I know what I’ll be spending PSN monies on come Xmas.
    Does anyone know if we EU denizens will be getting the Ghost of Sparta pre-order bonuses that the US are getting?

    • By the power of Grayskull, I decree that if you buy Ghost of Sparta from the PSN Store you shall receive:
      – A Kratos Avatar
      – A GoS PSP Theme
      – A GoS PS3 Dynamic Theme
      – The Legionnaire Skin for Kratos in GoS
      – The Official GoS Sound track
      Let it be so.

  • Good price for GOW:GOS.
    Definite buy

  • Will the PSone classic Tim Burton’s Shuffleboard be in next week’s offering?

  • Are we not getting Rush – Subdivisions for Rock Band 3 DLC this week? That’s meant to be out this week. Unless I’m being blind and it’s somewhere in that list.

  • MUBI and FirstPlay for me
    And the GoW Sound track too, possibly.

  • jerus chris ross what a update men see people ross can also do what mike can :)
    but ros do you know when we get the modnation racers DLC AND THE AVARTARS

    • The Stunt Pack for ModNation IS coming. I know last week I might have said ‘next week’ which at the time was accurate. Unfortunately it does look like it’s again a case of ‘next week’, but I really, really mean it this time.
      Avatars I will find out about, I suspect they’re on their way though.

  • any news on when we are getting the MegaMan 10 PSN avatars?
    we got a new batch of SSF4 ones last week so I guess there coming soon?

    • I’ve been chasing the nice man who looks after Capcom to find out when we’re getting the old school Street Fighter avatars, the Ghouls and Ghosts avatars and the Mega Man avatars, so as soon as I find out anything I will indicate that they’re on their way.

  • Oh my, that’s a big list. 8) And some excellent price reductions too. This is going to be an expensive week.
    Now: “Cuboid – Booster Pack (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)”
    On the UK store (at least) the link to this pack has been broken since last week. Please look into it.
    I mentioned this on the PSN Store update blog comments last Wednesday evening (comment 248) but nothing happened. If this isn’t the place to bring store problems to your attention, then where should we be addressing them?

    • No, this is the right place and I’ve got a man on it right now. Hopefully it should be fixed for the publish and I apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Castle Crashers not available in Australia after Sony also denied Australians Swords and Soldiers.
    Great update, some GOW games at double the price they are at EB and GAME… idiots.

    • Castle Crashers will be added to Australia and New Zealand before the end of the week. I’ll have James update the Twitter feed to tell you when it’s live.

  • Ok, stop asking, but Thanks for Castle Crashers :D
    It’s a great week for JRPG(and NIS) fans on PSP I see. Great work!
    Anyway I have to say this: the ‘Special Offers’ Section is pretty disappointing from when PS+ launched.
    There are no more interesting offers (as PSN titles like DeathSpank, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars or DLC), I hope the situation will change some time in the -near- future.

    • Here’s a little bit of history on the Special Offers section for you –
      Mike set this up quite a while back and the process of getting content into the Special Offers is quite lengthy – sometimes it involves going to the publishers and requesting content and sometimes they come to us, so sometimes content is better suited to a particualr kind of gamer rather than another.
      I’ve got a pretty full offer schedule for some really good games in the run up to Christmas and I’m in the process of organising a Special “non-denominational Winter celebration” sale which I’m sure will have something for everyone, so watch this space!

  • @19, I would rather like to see a revamp of the Legacy of Kain Quintology.
    I liked the Soul Reaver branch more than the Blood Omen branch. The 2D Zelda-esque approach of Blood Omen 1 was still nice though.

  • Brilliant update, absolutely fantastic!
    But do we not get any God of War Ghost of Sparta preorder bonuses like on the US store?
    They have a pretty awesome pack and it would be such a shame to miss out on it.
    Also as for PSX suggestions I hope Crash Bandicoot 2 is on the list, I would love to play that again, it was my favourite :)

  • Wow now Castle Crashers is here what’s every going to moan about instead :-)

  • Do you know if there is the chance that Castle Crashers will EVER come to Germany? Is this just a delay or don’t they want to bother with gettin it age rated and released?

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