‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 8th December 2010

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 8th December 2010


Hello all – observant PlayStation faithful may have already noticed that the Store has already been updated this morning. Don’t get excited, it’s an early Christmas present but we’re not making a habit of it.
I’m not around today so I won’t be responding to comments until tomorrow, but do leave your comments and suggestions, as always – they will be read and passed on to all the right eyes and ears.
Just a quick overview then – new offers including fan favourites Scott Pilgrim and Persona, plus lots of Tom Clancy goodness on PSP.
The new Alien Breed hits today, as well as the highly anticipated (in this office at the very least) Kung-Fu LIVE! In the immortal words of Miss Piggy… “HAI-YAH!” There are also demos, new PSP Essentials, a ton of avatars and some Christmassy themes to get you in the festive mood.
I’ll be back tomorrow for comments, enjoy your early update!

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Offer prices available until the 22nd December)

  • Tank Battles (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • DropLitz (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood – Old West Map Pack (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP) (was – £19.99/€24.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Splinter Cell Essentials (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Predator (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £16.99/€20.99)
  • Panda Craze (mini) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.49/€2.99)
  • Caterpillar (mini) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.49/€2.99)

Trial and Unlock Games (PS3)

  • Alien Breed 2: Assault (£7.19/€8.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Germany

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Alien Breed 2: Assault (£7.19/€8.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Germany Only

  • Kung-Fu LIVE! (£10.99/€13.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Qlione Evolve (£4.39/€5.49) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand

  • High Velocity Bowling Complete (£11.99/€14.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PSP)

  • NEO GEO Heroes – Ultimate Shooting (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales
NB: The title will be published Thursday, 9th December.

  • Jungle Party (£16.99/€26.99) Rating: PEGI 7
  • Availability: All locales

    PSP Essentials

    • Disney’s G-Force (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7

    Availability: Not available in Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Russian Federation

    • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

    Availability: Not available in Portugal and Russian Federation

    • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

    Availability: Not available in Portugal and Russian Federation

    PSone Titles (PS3 and PSP)

    • Streak: Hoverboard Racing (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

    Availability: All locales

    minis (PS3 and PSP)

    • Blimp: The Flying Adventures (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 7

    Availability: All locales

    • Arcade Essentials (£4.15/€5.19) Rating: PEGI 3

    Availability: All locales

    Demos (PS3)

    • Zen Pinball (New Demo) Rating: PEGI 7

    Availability: All locales

    • Saw 2: Flesh and Blood Rating: PEGI 18

    Availability: Not available in Germany and New Zealand

    Add-On Game Content (PS3)

    • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
    • Makoto=Nanaya (£4.79/€5.99)
    • Valkenhayn=R=Hellsing (£4.79/€5.99)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

    • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – A Hazardous Reunion Pack (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 12

    Availability: All locales

    • Monopoly Streets
    • World Championship Board (£1.99/€2.49)
    • Cannon Token (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Horse and Rider Token (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Rocking Horse Token (£0.79/€0.99)

    Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: Not available in Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Russian

    • My Aquarium – Jellyfish Set (£0.79/€0.99) Rating: PEGI 3

    Availability: All locales

    • Super Street Fighter IV – Super Challengers Pack 2 (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

    Availability: All locales

    • Medal of Honor – Multiplayer Shortcut Pack (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 18

    Availability: All locales

    • ModNation Racers
    • Sly Cooper Pack (£1.39/€1.99)
    • Santa Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Super Mod Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Winter Bundle Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

    Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales

    • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
    • 90s Rock Track Pack (£5.49/€6.99) (contains the tracks listed below which are also available separately)
    • ‘Name’ by Goo Goo Dolls (£1.49/€1.99)
    • ‘Plowed’ by Sponge (£1.49/€1.99)
    • ‘Real World’ by Matchbox 20 (£1.49/€1.99)
    • ‘Sex and Candy’ by Marcy’s Playground (£1.49/€1.99)
    • ‘What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?’ by REM (£1.49/€1.99)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: Not available in Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

    • Rock Band 3
    • Queen Extravaganza Pack 01 (£4.99/€7.99) (contains the tracks listed below which are also available separately)
    • ‘Hammer to Fall’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Keep yourself Alive’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Now I’m Here’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Play The Game’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Tenement Funster’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘We are the Champions (RB3 Version)’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Queen Rock Band 3 Enhanced Pack (£4.99/€7.99) (contains the tracks listed below which are also available separately)
    • ‘I Want It All’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘I Want to Break Free’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Killer Queen’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘One Vision’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Somebody to Love’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Under Pressure’ (£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
    • ‘Engine’ by Wargasm (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Guitar Sound’ by Ronald Jenkees (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Inno a Satana (Live)’ by Emperor (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Redemption’ by Andy Timmons (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘White Heat’ by Cetan Clawson (£0.99/€1.49)

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

    Add-On Game Content (PSP)

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

    Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

    FirstPlay (PS3)

    • FirstPlay Episode 36 (£0.99/€1.20)

    Availability: Ireland and UK only

    Avatars (PS3)

    • Ferrari: The Race Experience
    • 1967 Ferrari 330 P4
    • 1994 Ferrari F512 M
    • 1996 Ferrari F50 Gt
    • 2002 Enzo Ferrari
    • 2005 Ferrari F430 Spider
    • 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

    All Available @ (£0.20/€0.25)

    • Dead Nation
    • Bombie (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Cutter (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Leech (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Mouth (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Runner (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Avatar Bundle (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Hustle Kings
    • 8-Ball King (£0.20/€0.25)
    • 8-Ball Rack (£0.20/€0.25)
    • 9 Ball (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Hustle Kings Credits (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Avatar Bundle (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Putty Squad
    • Grenade Pup V1
    • Grenade Pup V2
    • Mystic Tomato V1
    • Mystic Tomato V2
    • Mystic V1
    • Mystic V2
    • Putty Punch V1
    • Putty Punch V2
    • Putty V1
    • Putty V2
    • Terminator Carrot V1
    • Terminator Carrot V2

    All Available @ (£0.20/€0.25)

    • Super Street Fighter IV
    • Dan
    • Hakan
    • Rose
    • Rufus
    • Seth
    • T. Hawk

    All Available @ (£0.20/€0.25)

    Dynamic Themes (PS3)

    • Disruptive Themes – Season’s Greetings (£1.99/€2.49)
    • Lama Themes – Christmas Tree (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Straight Right Themes – Twilight Moon (£1.59/€1.99)

    Premium Themes (PS3)

    • Thumbstar Themes – Fast Cars (£0.79/€0.99)

    Wallpapers (PS3)

    • Top Darts Dart Board Wallpaper
    • Top Darts Japanese Top Roof Wallpaper

    Videos (PS3)

    • Kung-Fu Live! Trailer
    • The King of Fighters ’94 NeoGeo Station Launch Trailer
    • Spare Parts Trailer
    • Dead Nation Launch Trailer
    • Tumble Available Now Trailer

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    36 Author Replies

    • Early update? Whoop much? :)

      • Better late than never guys – my sincere apologies for not getting to the comments sooner but hopefully me taking time out of my Sunday morning shows you I care. <3

    • Has ross caught the cold D:
      He’ll need to fill the void that a certain commenter fills every week xD
      you guys should update the store like this all the time tbh

      • He is indeed a poorly chap today so he will check in on the comments tomorrow, I’m informed. I would fill in but it basically amount to me copying ‘I don’t know’ onto my clipboard and pasting it into every reply. Good for my response ratio, not so good for you.

    • Can we expect ‘Under Siege’ any time soon, Ross?

    • Can you please give more explicit content? Like the US store? No [DELETED] or anything but a girl in bikini or two girls…

      • I’m looking into this, I know there’s a market for themes similar to the ones available in SCEA. I will let you all know when I find out more.

    • Rubbish…..AGAIN!

    • Nice early update.
      How bigs that new Alien Breed, does anyone know?

    • update looks OK the only real probably keeps being no real ps1 classics and why is there still on pspGo support you know real psp games not those crappy movie games and horrible sports games

      • Well I know you don’t like them but they do sell, or otherwise we wouldn’t put them up. :)
        I know the kind of games you like dgnfly you’ve been very clear about it in the past. I thought all the NIS titles we’ve had recently would be right up your street?

    • Isn’t NEO GEO Heroes – Ultimate Shooting a PSP game? And an overpriced one at that.

      • It is a PSP game – thank you to you and to everyone else who pointed out my deliberate *cough* mistake this week.

    • Isn’t NEO GEO Heroes – Ultimate Shooting a PSP game and not on PS3?
      Persona for me, I hadn’t managed to pick it up yet and now it’s on sale, good stuff!

    • Just wanting to add if the US Import classics ever happens, Xenogears & Chrono Cross should be amongst the first to get released in my opinion that is!

      • Your opinion matches my opinion. If we do manage to organise a US Imports section in the future (and I’m looking into the possibilities from both a third-party and first-party perspective) then you guys will be the first to know about it and over time it’ll be populated with as many titles as you’ve requested as possible.

    • LBP:SPM is showing as billable in the PS+ section

    • Huh is Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves available for everybody or is it only for Playstation Plus subscribers and next week for everybody else as stated before?

    • hmm tempted by Scott Pilgrim but also last weeks Pac-Man, also a few classics to catch up on from weeks gone by for the cold winter months

    • Hello Ross,
      let’s celebrate together. This month is my PS3 annyversary ^o^v. (also the annyversary of my employment). So good news.
      Damn that Scoot Pilgrim Deal ist just sweat. I feel pretty rewarded for buying Costume Quest first, now I get a lil’ deal :) … but currently I have to finish the Sly Cooper Collection. I already played part one and now I am playing part two. I missed out on PS2, so this deal was a no-brainer :)
      Ah… and looking forward to BTTF from telltale :)! I know you can’t talk about release dates… so I stick with the december…
      Oh any news about the PSOne and PSN Store Management articles — and how is Soul Edge coming along? I am really interested in those two articles :)

      • Hi Shou,
        The articles won’t be before Christmas I’m afraid, there’s too much other stuff to sort out but a promise is a promise so they will be published early in the New Year (hopefully).
        I don;t have a date for BTTF but it’s also unlikely to make a December release – although a lot of great stuff is coming at the end of the month.
        Glad you’re enjoying The Sly Trilogy – I too missed out on them during my PS2 days but they’ve really aged well.

    • Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves is PS+ exclusive and free to PS+ subscribers, not out until 15th for others?
      Nice update though :)
      Any news on PJ Shooter 2?

    • Not a bad update this week!
      Just one question are we getting the Japanese imports anytime soon Mr Ross?

      • I’ve seen the list of the Japanese Import PSone titles that Monkey Paw are submitting – it’s a healthy selection. :)
        They’re going through our processes so it’ll be a little while yet (as long as they all pass QA) but they’re coming.

    • Hi Ross! Any idea when Speedball 2 is getting released? :)

    • Ah.. sorry didn’t get the line you are out of the house, well then take care and get well soon!

    • Isn’t NeoGeo Heroes – Ultimate Shooting a PSP game or was the NeoGeo post incorrect in saying it was?

    • i waswondering any news on those atlus published games there was a article online that after persona they would release hexyz force but we never saw it.

    • Good update.
      When will Sony QA be finished with Under Siege? It was slated to be released this week. (Long shot question).
      I hope everyone with the ‘man flu’ gets better soon (wish I could take time off work for having a cough).

      • Why did everyone assume I had man-flu? It was a lot messier than that – I’ll leave your imaginations to fill in the blanks.

    • Would have killed for a kung fu live demo, now tomorrow do i get Kung Fu or Dead Nation :S

    • @ TalllPaul
      Undead Nation for sure.

    • Hey mate, i posted this in the PS+ post but i doubt you will go back and read that considering that this is newer so ill post it again.
      ‘hey, could you explain why Sackboys Prehistoric Moves is £4.79 on the store and not free like its meant to be?’

      • Give it a few minutes. I spotted your comment and reported it to the Store people. They told me they would fix that right away.

    • Isn’t that SNK Shooter game a PSP title?
      Great update!

    • Nothing for me as a PSP-only owner this week.
      Shame that in the US they have a really great XSeed sale, was hoping that would come to Europe.
      My hope… she was misplaced!

    • Strange, why no monopoly streets add on content in ireland ?
      Anyway, James, any more on the Blue Toad theme ?

    • Scott Pilgrim, Sackboy PM and Alien Breed 2 for me. Maybe a Ferrari avatar too. Monopoly Streets stuff seems tad expensive but sure the missus will nag me at least for a token. Any news when Kung Fu Live demo will arrive?

      • I’ve not seen any plans for a demo of Kung-Fu Live yet but you can ask the Virtual Air Guitar guys on their site – they’ve been very vocal with their fans so I’m sure they’ll be happy to answer questions.

    • is the lbp festive pack making a return soon

    • for me: NEO GEO Heroes – Ultimate Shooting, Qlione Evolve and Blazblue DLC…not bad this week…

    • Isn’t Neo Geo Heroes suppose to be a PSP game?

    • How come LBP move is free to plus subs in us and not the uk!!!!

    • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 16
      I see Ubisoft took notice of the response to last week’s release of Assassin’s Creed at the same pricepoint?

      • Okay guys this is where I’m going to discuss this issue this week, so I’ll not be answering the same thing in multiple comment threads like always. :)
        I took your blog comments to Ubisoft, I discussed the pricing situation with them, made very sure they were aware of your opinions and feelings on the subject and advised a price reduction.
        That is under advisement with them but it will be up to them to tell us if they want to lower the price. If they make the decision one way or the other, the price can be changed as soon as they like.
        But the key issue here is that third-party pricing is set by third-party. One thing you all need to remember is that I am on your side here – when something is going to end up being too much on the Store I tell people my opinion. My advice is always heard if not acted upon, I just want you all to know that it’s not like I’m not trying my best for you.

      • As I have said previously (sometimes due to time constraints, without much explanation that has made it sound flippant) the best thing you can do if you think something on the PSN Store is too expensive, is not buy it. That has far more effect on publisher actions than anything I could ever say to them.

    • I thought Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves was supposed to be free to PS+ subscribers. I’m from the UK and it’s showing as costing £4.79 to me, same goes to a friend also from the UK…

    • ubisoft is retarded with their release prices they really expect ppl 2 buy old games at that price, but hey who cares about heir games they suck for the most part anyway.

    • wasnt the sackboys prehistoric moves supposed to be free? in the plus section it says 5.95 euros?

    • NeoGeo Heroes, publish date on the 9th. Well it will be the 9th in Australia in less than one hour. I have spoken.

    • Sackboy Prehistoric Moves is € 5,99 in the Belgian store, not free!

    • kung fu live looks so bad :P. how come europe didnt get deadliest warriors yet but the amercan store did :(

    • Great update this week! Looking forward to playing Sackboy!
      Any chance of us getting those Devil May Cry avatars that are on the US Store?

    • At least an answer please,
      Should we expect Tekken 3 this year?

    • Hi James.
      The US store has Ghouls’ n Ghosts avatars. Any chance of asking Capcom to bring them over to the EU PSN Store? :-)
      I’d also like to see Square Enix’s ‘SaGa Frontier 2’ as a future PS1 Classic.

    • I’d be interested to know how many digital copies of Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 at £23.99 Ubisoft sell in a year.
      Only stupid people would pay £23.99 for games that can be bought on physical media for between £5 & £10.

    • @33 razordude
      Maybe they use the same price for the PSN and the Xbox Marketplace release of the same title. Even there the games are selled at a ‘classic’ 29,9€.

    • Nice on the blazblue characters and thank GOD for the persona price drop. A good week indeed :D

    • sorry seen your comment further up :()

    • brought kung-fu live.and what a laugh it is.like the pose’s for the comic book part…

    • Gotta buy those Blazblue characters and hope I get my game today.

    • Why is kung-fu live more expensive than Dead Nation when they have the same price in US?Comon it’s sony who publish this game shouldn’t it not be the same price??
      Please answer

    • Damn it. Only realised after checkout that I’ve been charged for Sackboy PM. Will the credit be reimbersed on my account or do I have to enter some laborious claims procedure?

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