‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 22nd June 2011

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 22nd June 2011


Hello everyone – Wednesday comes once more and once more we provide you with a hearty stew of gaming goodness.

Speed freak will be happy this week, as not only do we have a Sonic Generations demo for you, (although you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to snag it) but also the full Blu-Ray release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit explodes onto the Store for digital download.

Speaking of Sonic, the blue one celebrates his 20th Anniversary tomorrow and to celebrate our pals at SEGA are bringing you a great deal on Sonic content with the 20th Anniversary bundle – Sonic, Sonic 2, Sonic 4 Episode 1, Sonic Adventure (and DX add-on), and the Sonic 4 dynamic theme are all available at a reduced bundle price for only 20 days, so if you’re a lover of the speedy little hedgehog then nab it while you can.

Heaps of DLC this week, including content for big hitters like LA Noire, Mortal Kombat and LBP2 in the mix – check below for the full list.

You’ll be hearing more from me on Friday this week, so I’ll see you then.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Full Games (PS3)

  • Akimi Village (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary Bundle (£13.99/€17.99) Available from 23rd June Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales

Episodes (PS3)

  • Back to the Future: Episode 4 (free with Season Pass) Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

Full Games (PSP)

  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (£31.99/€39.99) Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: Only available in Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom

Demos (PS3)

  • Dungeon Siege III Demo Rating: PEGI 16
    Availability: All locales
  • Sonic Generations 20th Anniversary Demo Available from 23rd June Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • American McGee’s Alice™ (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 16 (You need a copy of Alice: Madness Returns to play this content).
    Availability: Not available in Austria, Denmark, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain and United Arab Emirates
  • Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2011 – Gold Deck Bundle (7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales
  • LA Noire – Nicolson Electroplating Arson Case (3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: All locales
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – Shadow Battle 10 (£0.79/€0.99) Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales
  • EyePet Move – Lucky Dip Styling Pack: Animals 3 (free) Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River – Valley of Death (£5.19/€6.59)Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: All locales
  • RUSE – All in One Pack (£8.99/€11.25) Rating: PEGI 16
    Availability: All locales
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 – Tron: Evolution Mini Pack (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales
  • Mortal Kombat
    • Klassic Skin Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

    (Not available in Australia and Germany)

  • KillZone 3
    • From the Ashes Map Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
    • Map Pack Bundle (£7.99/€9.99)

    Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: All locales

  • No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise
    • Moto Geek 2 (£0.59/€0.79)
    • TSUBAKI M-O-E (£0.59/€0.79)
    • TSUBAKI + Moto Geek 2 Bundle (£0.95/€1.19)

    Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: Not available in New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia
    • +300 Level Cap (£0.79/€0.99)
    • World’s Labyrinth – A Tyrant who reigns over the Labyrinth (free)
    • Devil (B) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (C) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (H) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (L) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (S) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (W) (£0.79/€0.99)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

  • ModNation Racers
    • Prehistoric Props Pack (£3.99/€4.99)

    Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales

  • MX vs ATV Alive
    • Answer Rockstar (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Answer Skullcandy (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Fox Racing 360 SE (£1.19/€1.49)
    • KTM 350SXF MX (£1.99/€2.49)
    • KTM 450SX ATV (£1.99/€2.49)
    • One Industries Kombat (£0.59/€0.75)
    • One Industries Rockstar (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Quarry Nationals Events Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
    • Thor Core (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Yamaha YZ125 MX (£1.99/€2.49)
    • Yamaha YZ250 F MX (£1.99/€2.49)
    • Yamaha YZ450F MX (£1.99/€2.49)
    • Unlock Pack – Performance Brakes (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Unlock Pack – Performance Suspension (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Unlock Pack – Performance Tires (£0.59/€0.75)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band Network
    • Veil of Illumination Part One – Andromeda (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Veil of Illumination Part Two – Andromeda (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Deception: Concealing Fate Part Two – TesseracT (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Chameleon Carneval – Andromeda (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Half Crazy – Jukebox the Ghost (£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

  • Rock Band 3
    • Maroon 5 Pack 02 (£2.99/€3.59)(contains the following songs also available separately)
      • Misery (£0.99/€1.49)
      • This Love (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Won’t Go Home Without You (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Puddle of Mudd Pack 01 (£2.99/€3.59)(contains the following songs also available separately)
      • Blurry (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Control (£0.99/€1.49)
      • She Hates Me (£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

  • Yoostar 2
    • I Don’t like your Jerk-Off Face (£1.39/€1.75)
    • I Want more Life (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Sow Royal Oats (£1.39/€1.75)
    • May I borrow your Towel? (£1.39/€1.75)
    • The Shrieking Eels (£1.39/€1.75)
    • True Love (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Spock’s Brother from Another Mother (£1.39/€1.75)
    • French Flag (free)
    • Italian Flag (free)
    • Spanish Flag (free)
    • UK Flag (free)
    • German Flag (free)
    • American Flag (free)

    Rating: PEGI 12

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

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

  • Buzz: TUMQ – Prehistoric Quiz(£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3Availability: Not available in Greece and United Arab Emirates

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 62(£0.99/€1.20)Availability: Ireland and UK only

Avatars (PS3)

  • James Pond 2: Robocod
    • Angry Teddy Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp
    • Avatar Bundle (£0.79/€0.99)(contains the following avatars also available separately)
      • Cherub Avatar
      • Dirk Avatar
      • Mordroc Avatar
      • Mother-in-Law Avatar
      • Time Machine Avatar

      All available @ £0.20/€0.25

  • Ape Escape
    • Avatar Bundle 1 (£0.79/€0.99)(contains the following avatars also available separately)
      • Jumping Ape Avatar
      • Scared Ape Avatar
      • Happy Ape Avatar
      • Dancing Ape Avatar
      • Cheerful Ape Avatar
      • Punching Ape Avatar

      All available @ £0.20/€0.25

    • Avatar Bundle 2 (£0.79/€0.99)(contains the following avatars also available separately)
      • Hammer Ape Avatar
      • Panda Ape Avatar
      • Shy Ape Avatar
      • Dizzy Ape Avatar
      • Worried Ape Avatar
      • Quarterback Ape Avatar

      All available @ £0.20/€0.25

  • EyePet
    • Ship’s Captain Pet Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Pet with Butterfly Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Cow Pet Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)

Themes (PS3)

  • Akimi Village Theme

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Dragon’s Lair II: Time WarpTheme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Ape EscapeDynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • The Studio– Chemical Colours to Wild Machine Dynamic Theme by Blind Salida (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Disruptive Themes
    • Blue Waves Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Saturn’s Rings Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Lama Themes
    • Infrared Helicopter Vision Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Island Sunrise Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Street Race Car Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Timelapse Clouds Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Akimi Village Wallpaper (free)

Videos (PS3)

  • LA Noire
    • Official Trailer 3
    • The Technology Behind the Performance
  • Child of Eden SynthesiaTrailer
  • Crysis 2 RetaliationTrailer
  • Virtua Tennis 4 Game, Set and MatchTrailer
  • Akimi VillageTrailer
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Launch Trailer

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  • Hi Ross
    After months of reading comments I have been desperate to write something and have found out only today how to do this. :)
    Anyway I hope you answer my question as I am very new to this. :)

    When are we getting CRASH BASH as a PS one Classic? Please say it has been legally cleared and is in its final stages of Q&A.
    I am a huge fan of the crash bandicoot games and have played all of them except Crash Bash, hence why I am asking for it, and Activision have stopped releasing games for that series, and are not planning to, so the only thing to look forward to is the releases on PSN.

    • Ross is in a meeting this afternoon (one that I also have to dash to now) but I’ll ask him to come on and respond later this afternoon, if possible, or tomorrow morning.

    • Hello everyone, sorry for the delay.

      Some housekeeping:

      The Mortal Kombat Klassic Skins pack is now priced correctly at £3.19/€3.99 and equivalent on the SCEE PlayStation®Store. Those consumers who purchased the pack at the incorrect price will automatically have the difference refunded to their PlayStation®Store wallet as soon as possible.

      Additionally, if you’re still waiting for a partial refund for Beyond Good & Evil, please be aware that there has been a longer than usual processing time for refunds as a result of our earlier outage. We’re still working through the backlog but we have a full list of those who are eligible and if you have not yet received your refund it will be added to your wallet soon.

      We’re very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused those affected and we appreciate your patience as we get back up to full speed.

    • Hi cheeky,

      Crash Bash is one of the titles we’re targeting for release so when we have more information I’ll be glad to share it.

  • just wondering when modnation racers will be available and if there is a plus discount, this was meant to come out on 20 April but due to obvious reasons, I understand the delay.

    • ModNation Racers will still be making its way to the Store as a digital download and once it becomes available, it will be discounted for Plus members

  • Hi Ross
    I can see cool boarders 2 on the PS one classics section with no logo, it was withdrawn from the store in 2008, and I was just about to download it when I noticed that.

    Can you remove it please?

    • Cool Boarders 2 was removed but has since been re-released. You can download it safely but I’ll look into getting that thumbnail fixed.

  • LA Noire and OFP:RR DLC for me not much else…

  • LEGO Pirates for the PSP last week, and now LEGO Star Wars Clone Wars this week.

    LOVE IT……

  • Awesome update. I can’t wait to play Dungeon Siege 3. nagging BTTF EP4 and will be buying Braid (Plus) :D New stuff this friday? Oh go on then. :D

  • No PSOne classic :( We want the Spyro classics, do you have any info on them? Last time I asked about the Spyro classics, someone said they were in the bug testing phase, and that was last year.

    • There have been some hold ups with the Spyro games but they’re not ruled out yet – if I get more information on these you’ll hear about it here first.

  • Posted in the PSN+ post as well but I still haven’t received my BG&E HD refund. It’s been 2 weeks now.

    • Sorry for the delay, as I mentioned above it’ll take some time to get through them all but you will deifnitely be refunded in the near future.

  • Weak update.

    Any word on the Resident Evil avatars the US got? I assume we can wait 6 to 12+ months for them as usual?

    • They will be coming but unfortunately Capcom US tends to submit their avatars to SCEA before Capcom EU submit tem to SCEE – it’s an approvals thing on both sides. We will be getting them and it certainly shouldn’t be as long as 6 months.

  • PSP Ridge Racer 2 Please!

  • So how do we go about getting our Beyond Good and Evil refund?

    And also when are we getting Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat?

    • As announced by Warner Brothers, there was a technical issue which cropped up at the last minute that held up the Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat this week. It should be with you in next week’s publish.

  • Cool update, although it’s easy to tell that the store’s all caught up.

  • Unrelated but UNCHARTED 3 BETA NEXT WEEK!! Sorry i’m a teensy bit excited :p Do you know if us plus users will get it the same day as the americans or the day after when the eu store updates?

    • I believe we’re planning to dish out the Uncharted 3 Beta goodies on the same day as our US counterparts. Not long to go!

  • Any news on the White Knight Chronicles 2 DLC?

  • Hey Ross – any ETA on both Resident Evil 2 and Tombi?

    And good news on that Sonic Bundle – I might actually add £5 to my wallet to buy it IF I buy Resident Evil Directors Cut.

    • Tombi is on its way, I think there’s a technical hitch with Resident Evil 2 but it’s not a total show-stopper, so you should be seeing it in the future.

  • Will we be getting the Marvel vs Capcom 3 avatars?

  • Hi Ross…

    so what are we hearing on friday from you, some teasing pls?

    Anyway, how did you perceive E3?

    My greatest announcement was Sly 4… I just got to know Sly through the Collection (a real bargain, 3 GREAT GAMES for a great asking price … and all of them garuantee lots of hrs of fun), but I learned to love that racoon…

    And since everything back to normal after some unwanted incident I can nag again about SOUL CALIBUR/EDGE and JADE COCOON! … ah and FINAL FANTASY VII when, you promised ;)

    • All those PSone titles you guys have suggested over the last few months have been passed on to the publishers in question (and internally for the SCE ones) so your feedback has been really valuable. Keep making noise about theones you want to see!

  • Now I just gotta wait until more PSX games pop up.

  • Is there any idea on when the UK might see the Wizardry game yet?

  • Lego Star Wars PSP = GREAT!

    No PSOne Classics and no other PSP games = SIGH.

  • Any news when the https://store.playstation.com/login.gvm website will be up? Calling sony helpline direct is a joke.

  • .. ah and where is my Sly avatar gone … o.O? Buggy, buggy blog?

  • Any news when the website https://store.playstation.com/login.gvm will be available? Calling the helpline directly is a joke.

  • Is there any word on when Persona 3 is hitting the store?

    • I’ve been speaking to the publisher, so I know it’s coming, but I don’t have a date yet. I don’t think it’s too far off though.

  • Please, please, please Ross leave us a cryptic hint if there is going to be a huge arrival of certain PSOne classics!

    Like the Resident Evil one you left a while back, but adapted for Resident Evil 2… Or Tombi! Such as “Those evil swine…”

    • Sorry it’s nothing PSone related this time but I’m still working on a lot of PSone stuff behind the scenes.

  • Where’s the MK Skarlet pack? Don’t tell me you guys are screwing up again.

  • Wow 1st we wait 3weeks for the DLC for mortal combat costumes then they said the new character is out for USA yesterday and we don’t get it typical……..

  • Can’t download the LA Noire DLC in The Netherlands…

  • Ross, what about the Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat????

    and how about answering a decent amount of questions this week, eh?

    • I do my best to get on and answer questions but unfortunately if I spent all the time I wanted to speaking to you guys, nothing else would get done. :)

      Better late than never, I’ll do my best to get through a good chunk this week although 9 pages is a fairly daunting prospect.

  • @cheeky4life
    It was obviously put back on the store, The icon works fine here.

  • No Skarlet DLC for MK this week? :(((

  • Ross, I’m much sorry to add another comment about the Mortal kombat DLC (Skarlet), but I was really hoping we got it today along the Costumes…

    • Sorry guys, it is outside of my control but there should be no problems gettin it to you next week.

  • Ah, that reminds me – are we getting Beyond Good and Evil HD avatars? It was said those who bought it in the first two weeks (I bought it on day 2 after a price ‘adjustment’) would receive these for free.

    Are we getting this soon?

    • I’ve got a phone call with Ubisoft tomorrow so I’ll find out where we are with those and report back.

  • Cool, Akimi Village :)

  • oh well, (as ps+ members say) maybe next week/month. lol

  • PSP Games we’re still waiting for…

    1) Crash Tag Team Racing
    2) Virtua Tennis 3
    3) Secret Agent Clank
    4) Worms: Open Warfare 1 & 2
    5) Metal Slug Anthology
    6) Lego Star Wars II
    7) Lego Indiana Jones II
    8) Scooby Doo

    Is it really that hard Sony?

    • Well, only two of those are actually ours to publish but I will talk to the relevant parties and see what can be done about those back catalogue titles.

  • No minis this week? No special offers this week? :-(. I will save a lot money this week, very bad update for PSP owners :-(.

  • Till when will the welcome pack be available on the PSN?

  • ROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS.

    • Hey, I’m doing my best – things are settling down a bit more now so you’ll hopefully be seeing a bit more of me on here. Ah, the good old days…

  • Hey Ross, we will have any sales for future updates?

  • what is up with the region stuff today..?

    American McGee Alice´s not in Denmark..? and Lego Star Wars Clone Wars PSP is almost only available in Denmark..?

    and could you please fix the Countries: AE, AU, GB, IE, NZ stuff at the top of the articles.. they almost never include the right countries..

  • Would be nice to have Resi 4 and 5 advatars like the USA Store have, look pretty cool. Lookin forward to the next back to the future, but since LBP was released as a welcome back game i want some LBP content but it is all way too expensive, reckon i will come down in price soon Ross some of the stuff?

    Thanks bro

    • Funny you should mention that, we’ve got some LBP half-price goodness on the way – keep an eye out for more info.

  • Hi Ross, cool update :)

    Couple of quick questions though, any chance of Rage Racer & Soulblade from Namco on PS1

    Also, any chance of Square Enix bringing Crisis Core to PSN?


    • I’ve requested both those titles from Namco, so the more noise you make on here the quicker we’re likely to see them!

      I’ve also asked Square-Enix to consider a digital version of Crisis Core quite a few times, but so far I have no news on that.

  • If you’d be so kind to answer:

    When will be the next normal sale (the ones that come about every 2 weeks), we havent had any new ones since the store was up.

    Can I get the welcome back playstation plus on a psp (via mediago)

    • We’re going to be doing some interestings things with the sales over the Summer months, but don’t worry there will be plenty of bargains for you to grab!

  • Just KZ3 maps for me
    Who wants to enter the Ross Reply Sweepstakes? I’m going for 32 replies
    Only kidding, Ross ;D

    • I’m definitely going to be doing at LEAST 33. :)
      Sorry about the lack of comms from me recently, as you can imagine I’ve had to do a lot of running around to get things sorted out but hopefully I’ll be able to give you a lot more keyboard time going forward!

  • If you shower praise on them, you’ll get an answer. Ask anything regarding content or if you have a genuine query and you’ll get absolutely nothing.

    • That’s not strictly true now is it? In fact, I tend not to reply to the people that are happy at all, because they’re happy. :)
      (Doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate it when people are pleased though!)

  • he must be on his dinner break m8 lol

  • Hi, me again;)!

    Classics Japanesse PSOne?

    And any possible PSOne USA games?

    P.D. More, more PSOne games, please…

    • It’s all a possibility, we’re working on some initiatives internally and as soon as we’re ready to go you can be sure I’ll be here letting you know all about it!

  • WHY IN THE WORLD the DLC pack for MK is 6.99? Are you kidding me? It’s TWICE THE PRICE I’D HAVE PAID IF I WERE AMERICAN. 4.99 dollars = 6.99 euros?? Shame on you, totally boycotting the pack. And you forgot Skarlet too, I’m ashamed.

    • Okay guys, this is the only comment on this subject I’ll be responding to, because there’s no point repeating the same thing over and over –

      I’ve popped a statement up on comment one and Warner Brothers should have got the word out by now over Facebook and Twitter.
      We’re very sorry about the price problem that cropped up, but if you paid over the odds, you’ll be getting your money back and if you held off, you can grab the Klassic Skins pack for a much mor reasonable £3.19/€3.99

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