‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 26th January 2011

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 26th January 2011

'Heads-Up' Game Store Update 26th January 2011

It’s ‘Heads-Up’date time, and in space, no-one can hear you scream… or indeed squeak in fright like a five-year old as a crazy person leaps out at you from behind a bulkhead, while you feverishly try to shoot them in the soft and fleshy parts before they start caving your head in with what can only be described as a ‘laser pick-axe’.

Yes, the mighty Dead Space 2 launches this week, bringing with it a new standard in survival horror, but let’s not forget that the PS3 version takes it up a notch with the inclusion of Dead Space: Extraction, the semi on-rails shooter prequel to Dead Space and one of the best Nintendo Wii games of 2009. Re-mastered in HD, Move compatible (but also supports the Dual Shock) and complete with co-op, this is a game no Dead Space fan should be without – for the time being, new copies of Dead Space 2 will have Extraction included in the box, but for all you thrifty second-hand purchasers or those who wait to get Dead Space 2 and miss out on the Limited Edition, you can always snag Extraction direct from the Store.

What else is on offer this week? Well, this update is small but perfectly formed and we have a little bit of everything.

We’ve got the demo for BulletStorm, the surprisingly awesome new shooter from Epic Games – the demo gives you a chance to run through one level and attempt to get the best score possible – online leaderboards are implemented too.

PSP get two new RPGs in the form of Spectral Souls II, strategy RPGing at its finest and another edition to the excellent Ys series – Ys: The Oath of Felghana, (which is a remake of the original Ys III for all those who are keeping score).

We continue the admittedly somewhat bizarre trend of bringing you the PSone Tomb Raider series in reverse, with the inclusion of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation to our classics range – watch out for that PSone themed blog post I promised you on Monday, 31st January.

We’ve got a couple of new minis too, this time with a puzzle flavour, plus lots of themes, videos and other bits and pieces too – make sure you check them out when the Store updates.

Housekeeping time –

  • MAG is now definitely back up on the Store, so if you’ve been waiting to grab it you can do so at your leisure.
  • The GTA bundle from the January Sale Offers will be up today, there have been some technical issues, but it will be available at the offer price for an extended amount of time to make up for the delay.
  • If you’ve been waiting for the Plus full-game trial for Mass Effect 2, that too is coming as fast as we can make it happen but in the mean-time you can check out the demo, which also offers around an hour of play from the beginning of the game.

Finally, there’s a massive ‘Thank You’ from me for the fantastic response to the New Year Sales. You guys bought a record number of games in the Festive Sale and the January Sale is already shaping up to be just as popular. More support from you means even better sales, more often in the future and you really have all been great, so a sincere thank you again.

What’s next? You better keep your eye on the blog on Monday. Oh, and I don’t think it’s an exaggeration when I say February is going to be mind-blasting.

See you in the comments.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

January Sale Offers (available on PS3 and PSP where applicable)

(Offer prices available until the 2nd February)

  • Warhawk Complete Bundle (£15.99/€19.99)
  • Crash Commando (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • TV Show King (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • Split/Second – High Octane Supercar Pack (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • Topatoi Episode 2: Pillar of the Skies (was – £4.79/€5.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • Hannah Montana: Rock out the Show (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • Hannah Montana – Fashions Add-on (PSP) (was – £1.19/€1.49 now – £0.59/€0.75)
  • Hannah Montana – Moment Maker Add-on (PSP) (was – £0.79/€0.99 now – £0.40/€0.49)
  • Half-Minute Hero (PSP) (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Harvest Moon: Innocent Life (PSP) (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
  • Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley (PSP) (was – £19.99/€24.99 now – £10.99/€13.99)
  • Valhalla Knights (PSP) (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
  • Valhalla Knights 2 (PSP) (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Valhalla Knights 2: Battle Stance (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Peter Pan: Adventures in Neverland (PSone) (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £1.59/€1.99)
  • A Bug’s Life (PSone) (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £1.59/€1.99)

January Sale Offers from 2K Games

  • Mafia II Complete DLC Bundle (£19.99/€24.99)
  • BioShock 2 Complete DLC Bundle (£11.99/€14.99)

January Sale Offers from Capcom

  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
  • Final Fight: Double Impact (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Mega Man 9 Complete Bundle (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Mega Man 10 Complete Bundle (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Dead Rising 2 Skills Pack Bundle (£3.19/€3.99)

January Sale Offers from Konami

  • GTI Club+ (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Rocket Knight (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £5.10/€6.49)
  • Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgement (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £5.10/€6.49)
  • Zombie Apocalypse (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) (was – £31.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel (PSP) (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)

January Sale Offers from Rockstar Games

  • GTA IV: The Lost and Damned & The Ballad of Gay Tony Bundle (£15.99/€19.99) (offer ending Wednesday, 9th February)
  • Midnight Club Bundle: LA Remix & Dub Edition (PSP) (£15.99/€19.99)
  • GTA: Chinatown Wars (PSP) (was – £27.99/€34.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)

January Sale Offers from THQ

  • Red Faction: Guerrilla (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011: Fan Axxess Pack (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 (PSP) (was – £31.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • UFC Undisputed 2010 (PSP) (was – £31.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • Spongebob Squarepants: Truth or Square (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)

Trial and Unlock (PS3)

  • Dead Space: Extraction (£11.99/€14.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany

Full Games (PSP)

  • Spectral Souls: Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires (£13.99/€17.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand

  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana (£19.99/€24.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand

Demos (PS3)

  • BulletStorm Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany

PSone Classics (PS3 and PSP)

  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • greenTechPLUS+ (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Only available in Australia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom

  • Denki Blocks! (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Dead Space 2
  • Hazard Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Martial Law Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Supernova Pack (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales

  • Trinity Universe
    • Mightiest Meteorite Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Super Treasure Pack 1 (free)
    • Super Treasure Pack 2 (free)
    • Super Treasure Pack 3 (free)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Australia, Croatia, India, New Zealand and Turkey

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

Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band 3
    • David Bowie Pack 02 (£4.39/€6.59) (contains the tracks listed below which are also available separately)
      • Fame (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Modern Love (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Young Americans (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Ziggy Stardust (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Blue Jean (£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
    • ‘Berzerker’ by After the Burial (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Dark Horse’ by Converge (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘For We Are Many’ by All That Remains (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘I’m Amazed’ by My Morning Jacket (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Phantom Limb’ by The Shins (£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 42 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Premium Themes (PS3)

  • Dragon’s Lair Premium Theme (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Disruptive Themes – Mended Hearts (£1.49/€1.99)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Leviathan Themes
    • Code Entropy: Alpha Dynamic Theme (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Code Entropy: Beta Dynamic Theme (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Code Entropy: Gamma Dynamic Theme (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Straight Right Themes – Pixel Factory Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Dynamic Theme (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Top Darts Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • France Flag Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Germany Flag Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Italy Flag Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Portugal Flag Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Russia Flag Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Spain Flag Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Turkey Flag Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • UK Flag Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Beat Sketcher
    • HD Wallpaper
    • Kite Wallpaper
    • Painting Wallpaper
    • Theatre Wallpaper
  • Echochrome II
    • Tower Wallpaper
    • Echochrome II Wallpaper

Wallpapers (PSP)

  • Legends of War: Patton’s Campaign Wallpaper 6

Videos (PS3)

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Story Trailer
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam Launch Trailer
  • Motorstorm Apocalypse Trailer
  • Motorstorm Apocalypse 3D Trailer
  • Modern Combat: Domination Move Footage
  • Modern Combat: Domination Launch Trailer

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