‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 23rd March 2011

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 23rd March 2011

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Dear Strong Bad,

How do you publish the Store with boxing gloves on your hands?

Stupidhead, CA

I hope you’re all feeling cool and attractive today, since you’ll need all your awesomeness to help Strong Bad claim independence for Strong Badia! If you’ve never been to http://www.homestarrunner.com you should check it out after you’re done here – you have been missing out.

It’s a monster week as we see the launch of Dissidia 012 [duodecim] on Friday, but today we have Prologus for you, bundled with a free Aerith support character for use in the main game.

Old Josh Walker has asked me to mention that we now have a digital version of DC Universe available on the Store – so if you’ve been holding out on giving this one a try you can download it today – comes with a 30 day trial too.

ITCHY. TASTY. AWESOME. Finally, Resident Evil: Director’s Cut makes it to the EU PSN Store – this is easily the most requested PSone title you lot have ever asked for so please show it some love. Let’s hope Resident Evil 2 doesn’t take another three years to show up. (That was a joke, don’t panic).

Konami furnishes us with their side-scrolling blaster, Hard Corps: Uprising and a few nuggets of day one DLC to expand your character roster.

We’ve also got demos of the excellent Marvel Pinball and WWE AllStars for you guys to try before you buy.

Plenty of DLC too, including new costumes for LittleBigPlanet 2 and a bundle of three recently released NFS Hot Pursuit packs, so fill your collective boots.

I’m out guys, I’m gonna go buy the Cheat a trophy.

See you in the comments.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers – Let’s PlayStation Move!

(Offer prices available until the 30th March)

  • MAG (Trial and Unlock Bundle) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • MAG Interdiction Pack (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • MAG Escalation Pack (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • High Velocity Bowling Complete (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £8.99/€11.25)
  • Hustle Kings (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Top Darts (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves (was – £4.79/€5.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • Tumble (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • DeadStorm Pirates (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Flight Control HD (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £1.99/€2.49)
  • Planet Minigolf (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Swords and Soldiers (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Hard Corps: Uprising (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales File Size: 1354 MB

Full Games (PS3)

  • DC Universe Online (£39.99/€49.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Russian Federation and Turkey File Size: 122 MB (Installer Only)

  • Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People (£11.99/€14.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locals File Size: Appx.100 MB per episode, 5 episodes

Full Games (PSP)

  • DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY (£27.99/€34.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Israel, Kuwait and Ukraine File Size: 1200 MB

  • DISSIDIA Duodecim Prologus Final Fantasy
  • DISSIDIA duodecim prologus™/Aerith Bundle (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in Israel, Kuwait or Ukraine File Size: 242 MB

  • BI-Pack: Brothers in Arms D-DAY + Prince of Persia – Revelations (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Israel, Kuwait and Ukraine File Size: 1084 MB / 828 MB

minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • Touch Racing Nitro (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Israel, Kuwait and Ukraine File Size: 21 MB

PSone Classics (PS3 and PSP)

  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany and New Zealand File Size: 321 MB

Demos (PS3)

  • Marvel Pinball Demo Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locals File Size: 166 MB

  • WWE All Stars Demo Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Germany File Size: 864 MB

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Ar Tonelico Qoga
  • Binary World [Complete Edition] Elemia Island Complete Series (£4.79/€5.99)
  • (contains the following issues also available separately)
  • Binary World [1st Issue] Elemia Island Vol. 1 (free)
  • Binary World [2nd Issue] Elemia Island Vol. 2 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Binary World [3rd Issue] Elamia Island Vol. 3 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Binary World [4th Issue] Elemia Island Vol. 4 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Binary World [5th Issue] Elemia Island Vol. 5 (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in Australia or New Zealand

  • Dance Dance Revolution Premium Pack (free) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locals

  • Hard Corps: Uprising
  • Playable Character – Harley (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Playable Character – Leviathan (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Playable Character – Sayuri (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet2
  • PlayStation Heroes Ratchet & Clank Costume Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • PlayStation Heroes Jak & Daxter Costume Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • PlayStation Heroes Sly Cooper & Bentley Costume Pack (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locals

  • MindJack – Extra Map Pack 2 (£5.49/€6.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not Available in New Zealand

  • Yoostar 2: In the Movies
  • The Hits Scene Pack (free)
  • The Legends Scene Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
  • The Superheroes Scene Pack! (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Only Available in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and United Kingdom

  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit – Three for All DLC Bundle (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locals

  • Rock Band 3
  • Billy Joel: Piano Challenge Pack (£6.29/€7.99)

(contains the following songs also available separately)

  • Miami 2017 (£0.99/€1.49)
  • I Go To Extremes (£0.99/€1.49)
  • My Life (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (£0.99/€1.49)
  • She’s Always A Woman (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Prelude/Angry Young Man (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Israel, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • Flo Rida – Right Round (€1.49)
  • Foxy Brown – Get Me Home (€1.49)
  • Rick Ross – Hustlin’ (€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

  • Shawty Lo – Dey Know (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Young Dro – Shoulder Lean (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Dorrough – Ice Cream Paint Job (£1.19/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Only available in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

  • Buzz!: The Ultimate Music Quiz – Puzzle Pack (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not Available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 50 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Avatars (PS3)

  • Putty Squad
  • Pack 1 : 5 Avatar Set
  • Pack 2 : 5 Avatar Set
  • Pack 3 : 5 Avatar Set
  • Pack 4 : 5 Avatar Set
  • Pack 5 : 5 Avatar Set

All available @ £0.79/€0.99

  • Ferrari Challenge
  • Pack 1 : 5 Avatar Set
  • Pack 2 : 5 Avatar Set

All available @ £0.79/€0.99

  • Ferrari: The Race Experience
  • Pack 1 : 5 Avatar Set

All available @ £0.79/€0.99

Premium Themes (PS3)

  • Ar Tonelico Qoga Custom Theme ‘Tree’ (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Chime Super Deluxe Theme (free)
  • Disruptive Themes – DP Materials: Brushed Metal Theme (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Slam Bolt Scrappers Theme (free)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Leviathan Themes – Aqua Dynamics (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Von Chrono Themes Skull-O-Delic (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Tales From Space: About A Blob – Premium Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Lama Themes
  • Dynamic Digital Xray Theme (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Dynamic Falling Leaves Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Lava Tunnel Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Portugal Soccer Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Russia Soccer Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Spain Soccer Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Turkey Soccer Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Venetica Wallpaper

Availability: Only available in Ireland and United Kingdom

Videos (PS3)

  • Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Three For All Trailer
  • Dead Island Reveal Trailer
  • Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Trailer
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Announce Trailer
  • Homefront Occupation Trailer
  • inFamous 2 Trailers
  • Karma Trailer
  • Mission Creator Trailer

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  • First, Thank you!

  • Hearing you say “Prologus is here this week” makes my smile Ross.

    So happy right now I could hug you ALL :D

  • Happy 4th birthday PS3.

  • resident evil!!!!! thanks ross!!! and capcom!!!!

    now wheres resident evil 2??? :D

  • W00T! (almost but not quite) First! :P

  • Nothing happening on the store for PS3’s 4th birthday? As its today! Happy birthday PS3!

  • US store has Ghostbusters demo so all go on your US account to try it out!

  • Come on!Ross!
    What’s the time of update?
    I want my SOCOM4!
    My only one-day off in this week!

  • Awesome stuff. Strong Bad and Dissidia 012 for me then!

  • Where is Castlevania DLC?
    Dont tell me its delayed in Europe…

    • Castlevania DLC was announed to have a March 30th release date. This happened about a week ago – go check your favourite search engine and they’ll confirm.

  • Resident Evil!!!! I never thought I’d see the day :D That makes that and Hardcorps for me! Awesome update, thanks Ross!

  • Any infomation whatsoever on Harvest Moon Back to Nature being released on the PSN ?

  • can you confirm we will be getting mass effect 2 :arrival next week?

    dont want to get excited if we arnt

  • Finally resident evil is released…..shame we get ripped off over the price.

  • hey Ross
    I have a question about Xenogears. Since i doubt we’ll ever see the pal version out, would it be possible to put the us version on the psn and name it ‘Xenogears US/NTSC’ or sth and add in the description that for proper work the game requires NTSC compatible tv. From what i read there shouldnt be any problems running it on a psp.
    Thanks for your time.

    • Thanks for your feedback. I should point out that there simple is no PAL version, it’s not a case of us not being able to get it.
      As I said last week, we are not sitting idle on this issue – when I have news I will share it.

  • Loving Resident Evil, when can we expect to see the next episode of BTTF


  • very happy resident evil is finally out but getting 2 and 3 plus dino crisis 1 and 2 is now top priority ross lol . also why is there basically no gaming dynamic themes anymore ?

  • Where’s the Castlevania DLC Ross? The American’s got it yesterday.

    • You’ll be getting it on the 30th, when Konami announced you’d be getting it – you can find the announcement on CVG, or Eurogamer, or whichever news portal you usually use.

  • Where’s the socom 4 beta ?

  • ok, someone has to say this….

    Trogdor was a man. Well, he was a dragon man. Or maybe he was just a dragon. But he was still…

    SOCOM beta needs to go up soon or there will be burnination. :P


  • Yea, what about the Castlevania DLC? America’s getting it today, so I thought we would too

  • You noob Death-In-Pants

    Another poor update :/ atleast i got 3DS to look forward too..

  • Hard Corps demo would have been nice. I’m not a fan of Contra but I would like a new 2 player platform shooter so am tempted.

    Your PS1 game pricing and game availibility is still a joke and massive rip off. A lot of the games are cheaper on the US store plus with hugely more choice (plenty more games I actually want for a start), even less than half the price and all 3 Resi games have been on sale on US store recently to the value of under £2 each. I don’t even like Resi much but picked 2 and 3 up on there anyways since they were so cheap. I picked up 4 games last week off their store (Resi 3, Ridge Racer Type 4, Alundra and Spyro 3) for the equivalent of about £15.

    • There is a Hard Corps demo – it’s a trial and unlock.
      Capcom’s HQ in Japan apparently had the final say on how much they decided to charge for Resident Evil.

  • Resident evil finally, Thanks Ross now for castlevania:SOTN

  • No Castlevania DLC as promised? Hmmmmm. Can’t say I wasn’t expecting it.

  • woohoo Dissidia Prologus at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ross, Moon Diver, here, next week? What do you say?

    • I say for information about Square-Enix products youshould head over to the Square-Enix community and ask Mr. Alexander! He’s better equipped to tell you – in fact they might have already announced it.

  • Why would anyone buy Resident evil for psone when there is a better version on the gamecube?

    Gamecube probably sells for pennies on ebay as does RE so your probably going to spend about the same money as if you bought the hardware + game for a different system.

  • Hey ross nice update. I was wondering i noticed on the Jp store they have dissidia duodecim ps3 avatars do you know if we will get them as well ?

  • When do we get Ridge Racer 4? Thought it was meant to be a March release?

  • Woaahh… a lot of delays for Europe and mostly ONLY ON PSN. That is some exclusivity I don’t want to have ;). Yes, you might have to deliver on different stores, granted, but the Q&A of ZENONIA showed me that Q&A isn’t really the matter. The problem with the game got resovled, but the impact of my view is severely damaged.

    GB, SWARM and C:LoS DLC, not to mention that US really got an all-time classic from S-E (again!), LoM. All of them are not going to be released this week on the europ. PSN…

    Again, we really need an US import store for Ps1 Classics, because I contacted S-E and they didn’t rule out a release in Germany / Europe for US titles, well yet they have no plans for it.

    Just FIY: S-E released an retro classic of the FF franchise on an other consoles’ service (FF III (old US counting) a.k.a. FF VI), despite it hadn’t been released in Germany. I hope that get’s sorted out (together with the Japanese Imports, which also our friends in the US are having).

    And because I hadn’t seen any answer regarding this matter. Do we get a substitute for the SPRING FEVER SALE in Europe?

    • Hello Shou,

      Yes, we’re having a Spring Sale, no it’s not yet.

      The Reverie DLC is not delayed, it was always announced for release in Europe on the 30th. This was a decision taken by Konami, and not something we can just force. Swarm has also always been down for next week here – this is not just some hold up from us.

      As far as a PSone import section, as I have said before I am well aware of what you guys are asking for and when I have news, I will share it.

  • sorry ross forgot to ask, any chance of speaking to konami about getting silent hill psp games on the store? proud owner of psp go so would be nice to give them a go. also will we ever see silent hill psone classic on the store or is that forever gone? cheers

    • The Silent Hill PSone title is not legally permitted for publish in the EU, so at present, no plans to re-release it.
      I’d very much like to see Silent Hill PSP up in digital format but at the time Konami opted not to release it. I will aproach them about it again.

  • As much as i’m pleased Resi Evil is finally up how can £7.99 be justified, seriously disappointed.

  • Hopefully Resident Evil 2 doesn’t take too long.
    Any word on the list of most requested PS1 classics that was to be posted about a month ago, or did I miss it?

    • You didn’t miss it, it’s still happening, I’m nearly ready to throw open the doors on PSone Part Two!

  • Ross have you asked TT about BTTF avatars???

    also when can we expect part 2 of it?? it said at the end of part 1 that it was coming out in feb….that’s false advertising! >.>

    • Yeah, in fact I spoke to Joel and Josh at TellTale on the phone and I said to them “I WANT TEEN GIRL SQUAD AVATARS.” So it’s all on them now. :)

      I think their date thing was a hang-over from when they were going to be releasing earlier – it’ll be a short while before episode two.

  • Since I had been limited by characters:

    Some feedback for marketing: I don’t feel as a wanted customer at all anymore, SCEE. Yet I have to stick with you, because I can’t afford another console at the moment. However I really take this into consideration for the next console generation.

    The only thing so far I’m really pleased with is that there is an active feedback on the blog. This one goes out especially for you Ross – you really try to tell us more than corporate regulations allow you to.

  • I*ll wait till Strong Bad & Resident Evil go on sale, I’d prefer them to be at least half price.

    anyways, any word on the capcom avatars? If I’m mistaken, and if there never were any capcom avatars coming to EU, please tell, so I can stop requesting thoose

  • Looking forward to a 3DS and I’m a noob? Didn’t realise you were 12.

  • strongbad,need for speed hot pursuit bundle for me this week.

    when will we get res 2+3? res 1 is to hard for me so wont be buying it

  • Where is ghostbusters sanctum of slime???

  • Ross, any chance Echochrome 2 could be put on sale at some point? It’s too expensive for what it is in my opinion, and was a little disappointed not to see it in the current sale, considering the theme.

    Glad to see Hard Corps on the update though – will definitely be getting that.

  • Can someone tell me if the Socom 4 beta is coming 2day or not ?

  • where’s speed freaks on psone?

  • Another week of nothing with a dash of over priced guff lovingly mashed together with a smattering of “it’s been out on the US store for years”.

    I “was” going to get Ghostbusters this week but it looks like I’ll be buying another US PSN card of eBay instead! :)

  • what’s with the price of downloadable games?
    Dissidia is much cheaper (even the Legacy Edition) on UMD in most shops than on the PSStore :|

    When can we expect other Resident Evil titles? What about Parasite Eve? (maybe as an NTSC import, or something) I want to play sooo bad…

  • will the gta 4 avatars be available in new zealand this time, because its not in the store, if not why not and when will we get them, please answer because i asked you for 2 weeks and no response, but i asked you on the forum the next day so you should not just visit the forum for 1 day.

    i really want these avatars, please help

    • The decision not to release avatars in a particualr area is from Rockstar, not from us. The publisher chooses where to release their content – you should probably ask at the Rockstar community because they’ll be able to give you an answer.

  • And everyone, im assuming Dissidia o12, the full game, wont be avaliable until Friday, when its out in the shops. Prologus is today however.

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