‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 15th June 2011

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Hey everyone – it’s update time and can you believe it, I’m actually HERE this week, in the office, so I’ve got no excuses and you’ll be getting some comments out of me this week.

We’ve got plenty of goodies for you this week and leading the way is Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, the sequel to the fiendishly addictive Duels of the Planeswalkers, which we’ve just recently made available to you all as part of your subscription through PlayStation Plus and the Welcome Back program. If you’re a full, paying Plus subscriber, you can pick this new edition up, complete with brand new decks and game modes at 20% off the very reasonable asking price of €8.99 – but if you’re a 30 day Welcome Back Plus subscriber, don’t fret – we do have some more free and discounted content for you guys coming 22nd June.

Other notable mentions this week are the third instalment of Back to the Future, Midnight Club LA from the mighty Rockstar, and PSP offerings from THQ and Disney. Namco Bandai bless us with a new PSone Classic in the form of Tekken, two previously Plus exclusive minis and more DLC than you can shake a rather large stick at.

Don’t forget you can still get the Rockstar Pass, which nets you all the LA Noire DLC at a reduced price for a limited time, and we’ve got a small sale on Rock Band content for this week only.

And in case you missed the notification last week, Beyond Good and Evil is now at the correct price, anyone who purchased at the incorrect price should contact our Customer Services team and the difference will be refunded to your wallet.

That’s all for now, see you all in the comments.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Rock Band Mini-Sale – One Week only (ends 22/06/11)

  • Going Country Pack 01 – (was £4.39/€6.59 – now £2.49/€3.99)
  • Going Country Pack 02 – (was £5.99/€8.99 – now £4.39/€6.59
  • Going Country Pack 03 – (was £4.99/€7.99 – now £3.49/€5.29
  • Alt Country Pack 01 – (was – £4.39/€6.59 – now £2.49/€3.99
  • Johnny Cash Pack 01 – (was £6.69/€9.99 – now £4.99/€7.99
  • Roy Orbison Pack 01 (was £4.99/€7.99 – now £3.49/€5.29

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 (£7.19/€8.99) – 20% discount for Plus subscribers(excludes Welcome Back Plus members) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Full Games (PS3)

  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition (£19.99/€24.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Croatia or Ukraine

Episodes (PS3)

  • Back to the Future: Episode 3 (free with Season Pass) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Full Games (PSP)

  • WWE All-Stars (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • Babel, The King Of The Blocks (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • The 2D Adventures Of Rotating Octopus Character (£1.74/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Run Ghost Run (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Best Of Solitaire (£4.99/€6.19) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

PSone Classics (PS3 and PSP)

  • Tekken (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • Ape Escape Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Alice: Madness Return – Weapons Of Madness And Dresses Pack (1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not Available in Austria, Denmark, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Sweden or UAE

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation (10.99/€13.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • DanceDanceRevolution: New Moves
    • DDR Konamix Greatest Hits (£2.99/€3.59)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales

  • DIRT 3
    • Teams And Cars Unlock Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Power And Glory Car Pack (£4.39/€5.49)
      (contains the following content also available separately)
    • BMW M3 Rally (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Chevrolet Camaro Ssx Concept (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Ford Focus St Rallycross (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Lancia Delta S4 (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Scion TC (£1.19/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia
    • 99 Knights (free)
    • Apple Beret (Compa) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Black Kitty (Neptune) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Bourne Hazard (free)
    • Level Cap +200 (3) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Witch Hat (If) (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales

  • Marvel Vs Capcom 3 – Shadow Battle 09 (£0.79/€0.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

  • MotorStorm Apocalypse
    • Prestige Pack (£1.99/€2.49)
      (contains the following content also available separately)
    • Prestige Supercar Custom Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Prestige Rally Car Custom Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Prestige Supercar 2 Custom Pack (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet
    • Solstice Costume (free – 1 week only!)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

  • Rock Band 2
    • Lost Soul – Amberian Dawn (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Airbrushed – Anamanaguchi (£0.99/€1.49)
    • You Will Leave A Mark – A Silent Dawn (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Fight For Greatness – Bloom (£0.59/€0.79)
    • Spaghetti Cat – Parry Gripp (£0.59/€0.79)

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

  • Rock Band 3
    • Foo Fighters Pack 04 (£3.49/€5.29)
      (contains the following songs also available separately)
    • Long Road to Ruin (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Rope (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Stacked Actors (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Walk (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Hard Rock Hallelujah – Lordi (£0.99/€1.49)
    • I Alone – Live (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Lightning Crashes – Live (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Take On Me – A-Ha (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Tubthumping – Chumbawamba (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Unholy Confessions – Avenged Sevenfold (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Welcome To The Family – Avenged Sevenfold (£0.99/€1.49)
    • King Of Rock – Run-DMC (£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

  • SOCOM Special Forces – Pro Assault Pack (free)
    (To use this pack you will need SOCOM: Special Forces and the Pro Access pass which is available to download for free on the PSN Store) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All Locales

  • Yoostar 2
    • Are You Trying To Seduce Me? (£1.39/€1.75)
    • The Parthenon In Greece (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Fast-Moving Clouds (free)
    • Atop The Great Wall Of China (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Licoln Memorial (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Buckingham Palace Garden (£0.59/€0.75)
    • One Senior Always Has To Be The Badass (£1.39/€1.75)
    • They Think He’s A Righteous Dude (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Damone’s Dating Advice (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Has The War Started? (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Give ’em Hell! (£1.39/€1.75)
    • The War Department Promised 180 Men (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Classic Hollywood (£4.99/€6.19)
    • Hollywood Sets Pack (£4.39/€5.49)
    • Hollywood Icons (£4.39/€5.49)
    • Horror (£4.39/€5.49)
    • The Death Of Kirk (£1.39/€1.75)
    • You’re Terminated (£1.39/€1.75)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in Belgium, India, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation and Ukraine

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

  • Buzz: TUMQ – Decades Quiz 90’s (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 61 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Avatars (PS3)

  • MotorStorm: Apocalypse
    • MSA Vehicles Avatar Bundle (£0.79/€0.99)
      (contains the following avatars also available separately)
    • Big Rig Avatar
    • Rally Car Avatar
    • Supermini Avatar
    • Superbike Avatar
    • Monster Truck Avatar

All available @ £0.20/€0.25

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Armageddon Riders Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Leviathan Themes
    • Black Hole Slot Machine (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Smobile Themes
    • Dynamic Paradise Theme (£1.99/€2.49)
  • The Studio
    • Shannon’s Entropy Dynamic Theme by Jonathan Zawada (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Burgerbrained Dynamic Theme by Jon Burgerman (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Disruptive Themes
    • Destination: Hot Air Balloon (£1.99/€2.49)
    • Purple Haze (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Lama Themes
    • Racing Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Falling Water Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Fantastic Beach (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Inferno Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Kitten Theme (£2.99/€3.59)
    • Swat Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Armageddon Riders Wallpaper 2 (free)

Soundtracks (PS3)

  • Söldner-X & Söldner-X 2 Complete Soundtrack Bundle (£6.29/€7.99)

Videos (PS3)

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2): Play As Your Heroes’ Trailer
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters Reveal Trailer

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28 Author Replies

  • Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition ($19.99) and we still got to pay more [Removed]

  • Why is the Nissan Juke being forced down my throat!? I came here for PS news not to buy a car!? Come on Sony, make me happy, i’m tired of being unhappy!

  • The US store got a good sale last week including lots of Call of Duty DLC and AC:Brotherhood DLC (which i’m after). Will we not be getting these offers?

    • We chat to the US Store team a lot and sometimes we align on offers, but generally our promotional calendars differ.
      That said, we’ve got some big sales coming in SCEE over the next three months, so keep an eye out.

  • Lame update this week.

  • And again no MK Klassic Skins Pack #1? :(

  • Lame upate this week.

  • Thank god for BTTF part 3. I hope 4 is coming next week. I only say this because the US has 3 & 4 already.

  • Oh great we get 30 days of plus for free but none of the benefits! Nice one!

  • Yey! BTTF3! I guess 4 is due soon too as 3 should’ve come out during the PSN downtime?

    Anyway, just another question: I bought BG&E HD a bit overpriced. Will the refund be going to my wallet or will it be settled with my credit card company (as I paid with credit card)? Just to know before I add extra funds to my wallet…

  • What about those 10 extra days for PS+ members, I don’t see them added to my subscription?

  • Wheres the protection plan news……come on

  • Will we be getting the Dissidia Avatars that America cause my PSN avatar is lacking in Tifa?

    Also where would we contact the Customer Services team any link?

    • I will ask Square about the Dissidia avatars for you, I can check to see if they’re on their way and if not I will go and make a fuss. :)

  • After “Welcome Back” every normal update looks poor…

  • Ofcourse no free PS+ games, since literally EVERYONE has PS+… That’s why I’m waiting…

  • Where’s American McGee’s Alice O_o

  • Ross, is there any way we can download our PSP Welcome Back games via the PS3 Store?

    I can’t currently access the net on my PSP due to no Wi-Fi and I fear that I might miss on those games because of it (Media Go also doesn’t work for some reason). That doesn’t sound very fair to me, especially if you consider that North Americans can download their PSP games via PS3. Talk about region segregation.

    Thank you.

    • Hi,

      I’m sorry but the decision was taken in SCEE territories to only offer the PSP Welcome Back titles via the PSP Store and Media Go. Are you able to get yourself out to a public Wi-Fi hotspot?
      The Welcome Back titles will be available until 3rd July so you have some time.

  • are you going to fix the dynasty warriors 7 dlc pricing? you fixed beyond good and evil in a day, this has been around 2 weeks, thats either negligence or your priorities are mixed up.

  • So delighted to see Lego Pirates of the Caribbean on the PSN store…THANKYOU.

    Ross please answer me. Are we still getting Lego Star Wars III – Clone wars PSP on the PSN store. You told me in March that it was coming…is this still the case and will we get it soon?


  • Will Plus members be getting the discount on Braid this week?

  • Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, awesome. Can’t wait to get it. The first one really was addictive as hell, and this one seems even better.

    I don’t get why “welcome back” people don’t get the discount, but whatever, it’s not like a 2€ difference is exactly a big deal.

  • What’s up with the BG&E2 refunds?

  • 4 updates and still no sign of psp goodness. Two questions

    Why are there no sale items (including psp), we havent had any new ones since the store was up.

    Can I get the welcome back playstation plus on a psp (via mediago) as while its mostly useless would still offer something!

  • Back to normal, I miss the waterfall of new games and offers that we had over the past few weeks!

  • Afternoon Duder, 2 questions if you dont mind :)

    just got confirmation from Shopto that my copy of Alice will arrive tomorrow, do you know if the Online Pass will be available for me to activate straight away or do I have to wait til Friday before I can put that in?

    secondly, any plans to have a Söldner-X & Söldner-X 2 game bundle rather than just the OST’s?

    chars mate, hope you enjoyed your time overseas and have a great week :)

    • Howdy AC,

      I would hav to check the voucher redemption batch, but if I was a beting man I would say that the voucher probably won’t activate until Friday. By all means try it tomorrow though, it can’t do any harm.

      I will have a look into the possibility of a Soldner bundle too.

  • Nice, Jon Burgerman theme, i probably need to buy that.

  • Does the Ape Escape demo work with a normal controller or do you need Move?

    Might have to get one soon!

    Also, Suikoden PSone classic in Europe, please please please please please?

    • The Ape Escape demo is Move only, so you will need a Move controller to play.
      Regarding Suikoden, I did speak to Konami about this fairly recently so we’ll see if they can be persuaded.

  • Why does Infamous 2 on PS Store have a £49.99 price tag?!

    & Is there any new Street Fighter avatars coming? eg- Oni,Evil Ryu,Yun & Yang?


    • inFamous 2 on the Store is priced in line with retail RRP – some retailers will sell the game more cheaply than this and to be honest, if you can find the game at a better price I’d urge you to buy it. :)

      I’ll ask Capcom about the SF avatars.

  • Fairly good update, but shame Midnight Club is $19.99 in america but £19.99 here. I love buying digital now but I saw this complete edition in a shop the other day for a tenner. Guess ill have to wait for a price drop or offer…

    Also are there any mid month plus treats today?

    • The only extra this week is DOtPW 2012 – but we’re in a 5 week month so I expect you’ll see some treats next week. :)

  • “20% discount for Plus subscribers(excludes Welcome Back Plus members)” ???

    so the free 1 month playstation plus included in the welcome back program is actually some kind of Playstation plus lite?

    • I can understand your confusion but we have been completely transparent about that from the start.

      Welcome Back Plus subcribers in SCEE will receive a specific set of content, which was listed on the portal and communicated by Mr. Thorpe on the blog. This is the content that the Welcome Back Plus users will recieve regardless of when the Plus 30-day membership is redeemed, (ie; even if you redeem the 30-day membership on July 1st, you’ll still receive the specific Welcome Back Plus content).

      That said, it’s hardly fair to call it Plus-lite – you’ve got yourself a great selection of high quality content with double the normal number of full PSN titles, one of which, the awesome Burnout Paradise, was a full Blu-Ray release as well!

      We will in fact be adding to this content with some more goodies that will be available to the Welcome Back Plus subscribers as well as regular Plus subscribers and James Thorpe will be posting on that in his mid-month update.

  • Magic, Dirt 3 DLC and OFP:RR DLC for me thanks ;-)

  • LEGO Pirates, brilliant, but I was hopeing for LEGO Star Wars Clone Wars. According to the reviews, LEGO Pirates is a bit short. Decent price for it though, so I probably will.

    Is LEGO Star Wars III coming on the PSP?

  • can u get valve to give us a portal demo

  • still no persona 3

  • ow thats just great, you gonna upload any ps plus benefits too or are we just gettin’ that 30 days for the yellow cross on our name?

    • You mean aside from Burnout Paradise, Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers, Streets of Rage 2, James Pond 2: Codename Robocod, BABEL: The King of the Blocks, The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character all at no cost; up to 50% off six different games, including two brand new ones; two free themes; five free avatars; automatic patching; online game saves and the promise of more free and discounted stuff later in the month?

  • Thanks for the update Ross. Just curious if you’ve got any details on SEGA Rally Online Arcade?

    • I do, I think SEGA will be announcing the SCEE release date shortly so I won’t tread on their toes.

  • BTTF3 and Socom Assault Pack for me today :D

  • yay socom special forces map pack.

    thank you do u know if or when EU will get abandoned too

  • ross my first ever post on here a few questions 1. when will we be getting bttf part 4 2. if i subscribe to a year of psn plus now do i still get the rest of my free time 3.is there any chance on a sale of star wars force unleashed dlc as its still 7.99 each so thats 24 pound for all 3 and the game itself is 8 pound to buy in shops thanks

    • 1. All going well, it should be next week.
      2. Awesome that you’re thinking about becoming a subscriber! Between you and me, you’d be better off waiting until your 30 days is up – stick around and you’ll see why. ;)
      3. That’s an interesting one actually – I will talk to LucasArts about a possible price reduction.

      Thanks for posting!

  • hi there Ross. A question if you can answer…….

    Any idea when the ‘from the ashes’ DLC for Killzone 3 willbe heading our way?


  • Been waiting patiently since Christmas for a EU release of persona 3 portable, finally was announced for 21st April, then psn outage and no word since!
    Are we ever going to see it on the PSN store? I’m keeping my fingers crossed but as the weeks race by my optimism is sinking!

  • Crap avatars. Oh please, can you give something better than that?

  • Pretty poor update.

  • Glad to see backto the future coming for the next two weeks but i thought alice was also out today

  • I’d like to ask if you are going to release the Megaman Legends 2, Street Fighter 3 – 3rd Strike, Viewtiful Joe and Rival Schools avatars in Europe?

  • Slightly disappointed not to have the mortal kombat klassic skins DLC, do you know when these wil be released for us?

    Also I read the the States are getting the new charcater DLC on the 21st of June will we also be getting it that week?

    many thanks :)

  • presumably Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 is a standalone game and the 2 versions don’t combine?

  • Hi Ross, any info on when Sega Rally Arcade Online will be hitting PSN?

  • @STUPID_DAD I’ve been waiting for the Playstation 3 protection plan for months… I really hope it comes out soon. I have a 60GB PS3 D;

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