‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 6th July 2011

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 6th July 2011


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Wednesday – new games – let’s go.

The highly anticipated SEGA Rally Online Arcade launches and another mini graduates to become a full PSN title this week – Alien Zombie Megadeath is now available for just over a fiver. If you like platforms, alien zombies and shooting, there is no better choice.

The Uncharted Multiplayer Beta also makes its way to the main Store for a second week of car-jumping, cargo-plane, pirate-shooting mayhem.

We’ve a new batch of discounts, courtesy of EA – 30% off a great selection of EA PSN titles (and a piece of high calibre golfing DLC!)

Enjoy, I’ll be around to talk to you in a little while.

EA Summer Specials – (6th July – 20th July)

Shank (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £5.49/€6.99)
Dead Space: Ignition (was £3.99/€4.99 – now £2.99/€3.59)
DeathSpank (was £9.99/€12.99 – now £7.19/€8.99)
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (was £9.99/€12.99 – now £7.19/€8.99)
The Fancy Pants Adventures (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £5.49/€6.99)
Tetris (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £5.49/€6.99)
Microbots (was £6.29/€7.99 – now £4.39/€5.49)
Spare Parts (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £5.49/€6.99)
3×3 NFL Arcade (was £6.29/€7.99 – now £4.39/€5.49)
Madden NFL Arcade (was £6.29/€7.99 – now £4.39/€5.49)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters – Eagle Pack (was £19.99/€24.99 – now £13.99/€17.99)

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Eat Them! (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

Full Games (PS3)

  • Alien Zombie Mega Death (£5.10/€6.49) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Red Faction: Armageddon (£57.99/€69.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

SEGA Rally Online Arcade (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All locales

Tom Clancy’s G.R.A.W 2 (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales

minis (PS3 and PSP)

Cohort Chess (£1.99/€2.49)
Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All locales

PSone Classics (PS3 and PSP)

Gex: Deep Cover Gecko (£7.99/€9.99)
Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales


Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer Beta Trial
Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: Not available in Germany

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

Dirt 3

  • Horn Pack (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

Hyperdimension Neptunia

  • A Goddess’ Memory (free)
  • Black Heart Final Booster (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Compa Final Booster (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Green Heart Final Booster (£0.79/€0.99)
  • If Final Booster (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Neptune Final Booster (£0.79/€0.99)
  • White Heart Final Booster (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales


  • Supercross Event Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

ModNation racers

  • Alien Invasion Theme Pack (£5.49/€6.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All locales

Mortal Kombat 9

  • Mortal Kombat Kenshi Compatibility Pack (Free)
  • Warrior Kenshi (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: 18
Availability: Not available in Australia, Germany, India, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and UAE

Motorstorm Apocalypse

  • Outlaw Pack (£1.99/€2.49)
    (contains the following content also available separately)
  • Outlaw Supermini Custom Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Outlaw Musclecar Custom Pack (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Outlaw Superbike Custom Pack (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

LittleBigPlanet 2
InFAMOUS 2 Minipack – Good Cole/Bad Cole (£2.39/€2.99)
Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

Rock Band Network

  • Beat Fly – Tiny Danza (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65 (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Hair Trigger – The Acro-Brats (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Hey I – Blackberry Wednesday (£0.59/€0.79)
  • My Star – Andromeda (£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

  • Aerials – System of a Down (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Hypnotize – System of a Down (£0.99/€1.49)
  • For What It’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Man On The Moon – R.E.M. (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Turning Japanese – The Vapors (£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

Super Street Fighter IV

  • Arcade Challengers Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

Tales From Space: About A Blob

  • Co-Operative Map Pack (£1.39/€1.75)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

WWE All Stars

  • All-time Greats Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • R-Truth (free)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

Yoostar 2

  • I Love You (£1.39/€1.75)
  • Silence Is Golden (£1.39/€1.75)
  • Lock And Load (£1.39/€1.75)
  • His Name Was Connor – John (£1.39/€1.75)

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

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 64 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Avatars (PS3)


  • infamous 2 Avatar Bundle (£0.79/€0.99)
    (contains the following avatars also available separately)
  • Bertrand
  • Corrupted
  • Militia 2
  • Bad Cole
  • Nix

All available @ £0.20/€0.25

  • James Pond: Robocod Renegade Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

The Studio

  • If You Go Down To The Woods Dynamic Theme By Pete Fowler (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Technicolour Yawn Theme By Tom Sewell (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Maharishi Hex Static Theme by Maharishi (£1.59/€1.99)

Leviathan Themes

  • Art In Motion: Kites (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Corn Love (£1.59/€1.99)

Lama Themes

  • Hungry Panda Theme (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Palm Beach Theme (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Storm Twister Theme (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Chinese Lamps Theme (£2.99/€3.59)

Smobile Themes

  • Green Zombie Theme (£1.25/€1.59)
  • Horror Theme (£1.25/€1.59)

Sonic Generations

  • Sonic 20Th Anniversary (free)
  • Sonic 20Th Anniversary Modern Theme (free)
  • Sonic 20Th Anniversary Poster Theme (free)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Indy Hamilton (free)
  • Sasha Wallpaper (free)

Videos (PS3)

Backbreaker: Vengeance

  • Backbreaker Vengeance Teaser No-Rating
  • Backbreaker Vengeance Teaser Pegi

Wrecked Revenge

  • Wrecked Revenge Revisited Trailer No-Rating
  • Wrecked Revenge Revisited Trailer Pegi
  • Sonic Generations E3 Trailer
  • Battlefield 3: Frostbite 2 Highlights
  • Binary Domain – Story Trailer
  • L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass Video
  • Thor: Launch Trailer

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  • Red faction £58? Must be a mistake?!

    • Sadly no, the European RRP at retail is €69.99 although it can be found a lot cheaper than this from various vendors.

  • You’re spoiling us psp owners, so much to choose from!

    (sarcasm meter high)

  • Why are the comments blank?

  • Hey ross :D

    Any news about the last BTTF?

    oh and what about the avatars we are supposed to get with beyond good and evil?

  • Sorry, the comments are there now.

    Whoo hoo, first! Whoop whoop!

  • Nice update Ross! Think we could get some Dead Space 2 avatars in the near future?

    • I would love to see some, I will have a word with the guys at EA and see if we can arrange it.

  • Heya Ross, already asked last week but you have had no time to come ’til my post i think lol,
    do you know anything about BladeKitten Episode2, i heard some things it wont come :(
    I hope you can share anything about this?!

    • I’m afraid I don’t know anything about a new Blade Kitten, Atari would know more than me on this.

  • OK STILL no BG&E avatars – thought you were going to ask Ubisoft!!!!!

  • oh and how come the Final Fantasy avatars don’t appear anywhere lol

  • ahhhh……
    I was really hoping for the EA DLC discount like the US store :(
    Can use the NFS:HP DLC addon’s…

    Any idea it’s comming our way too ?

  • TerrorOfDeath86

    Hey Ross, what happened to BG&E HD refunds?!

    • As far as I know, customer services are still working their way through them and if you’re due a refund you will absolutely get one.

  • Tomb Raider 2?

  • The Compatibility Pack for Mortal Kombat should be free.

    Also any news if we can get the Catherine demo I’ll settle for the wallpapers though. lol

    • You are quite right – this was a type error, fixed now. The compatibilitry pack will be free when the Store goes live.

  • Red Faction: Armageddon (£57.99/€69.99) HAHAHA!

    also weird that Arcana Heart DLC is out even though the game got pushed to August xD

    • That Arcana Heart DLC was on a list which hadn’t been updated, you’re quite right it’s not out this week. :)

  • Nope, just paid £58 for Red Faction, bargain!

  • Any plus update today?

  • RED FACTION £58!?!!?!?!?!?

  • And for Plus members?

    • James Gallagher

      Plus update will be at 3pm UK time. It’s a big post so it’s taking a little longer to translate and put together.

  • €70 for RF:A? Too high for my blood. Nothing else of interest. Guess I’ll have to wait for the plus update.

  • what about PS+? No update?

  • Ross, I would like to suggest you try to set up ‘Ross’s DLC pricing policy’ :
    first year, DLC is full price, as decided by publisher
    on the ’1st birthday’, we see a 25% permanent price reduction
    on the 2nd birthday, that becomes 50%
    and finally, 3 years after it was first released, the permanent price is 25% of the original price.

    I was disappointed, the DLC sale ignored PSN games … would like reductions in Peggle Nights, the Snooker pack for Hustle Kings, MAgic Orbz packs, Stardust packs, Wipeout fury etc

    and the sale missed some games : motorstorm and MS:PR, Everybodys Golf, Bioshock (wanted the NewGame+ option, but 6.29 for the Challenge pack? – I picked up Bioshock II for 5.99 … )

    this was a good sale, but in the end, I didn’t get anything, quite interested in the Resident Evil untold stories, and Enslaved DLC, but still priced too high (10 quid for both, I can get a entire new game from play.com for that)

    Looking forward to the rest of the sales coming !

  • 1) What about the Pink Knight Castle Crasher DLC?

    2) When are we gonna get back the refund for getting beyond good and evil at a higher price? Some weeks has passed since i was told that i am going to get my money back in my wallet, but still nothing.

    • I have no idea what happened to the Pink Knight release, I saw emails going back and forth about it some time ago, I will chase it up and see what’s what.
      As for the BG&E refunds, they should still be working through them and if you haven’t had a refund yet and are still owed one, it’s in process.

  • Hey ross, got two questions for you. I can’t seem to find the impact mode dlc for super stardust hd on the store. Another thing I noticed is a small niggle but downloaded the populous the beginning PS1 game and the image on the XMB has a White a boarder around the game art which doesn’t fit in well with the rest of my PS1 games, just wondering if this can be fixed

  • Are we getting the Burnout discounts like the US?

  • Nothing for PSP this week. I want LEGO Star Wars Clone Wars for the PSP, but its not on the store yet. Well, actualy it is, but as its published by Lucasarts, they are charging an arm and a leg for it, so in my eyes, its NOT on the store. LEGO Pirates was £23.99, but £31.99 for essentialy the same game set in the star wars universe is terrible :(

  • Hello, hello, me again ;)!

    Like the other times:

    Know anything for the Classics Japanese PSOne? (Megaman 1-2-3, Sonic Wings Specials….)

    Any chance to launch Classics USA PSOne in Europe? (Xenogears, Parasite Eve 1, Chrono Cross,

    Legend of Mana, Einhander, Dragon Quest VII….)

    Everybody’s Tennis PSP for Essentials, when?

    PD. More PSOne european games, please (Ace Combat 1-2-3, Ridge Racer 1-2, Rage Racer, Bushido

    Blade, Battle Arena Toshinden, Destruction Derby 2, Spyro 1-2-3, Klonoa, Tombi!, Alundra, Legen

    of Dragoon, C-12, Tenchu, Incredible Crisis, Koudelka, Megaman X4-X5-X6, Medal of Honor 1-2,

    Omega Boost, R-Types, Wild Arms…..)

    PD2. Saw you how much PSOne games in reopening of Japan Store? In one year don’t launch that

    many games in Europa neither of joke (This makes me think that the only problem in europe are

    get the licencses for all countries….)

    PD3. People! Flood with requests for PSOne games!

    PD4. Gex. Nice;)!

  • Shank 7 Euro? It’s 5 dollar in the US Store, that’s less than 3,5 Euro.

  • Hi Ross
    I am so disappointed about your news about Crash Bash not even being legally cleared yet; the PSone classics have been coming since 2006. What have you guys been doing all these years? Crash Bash was one of the most popular titles back in the PSone days it and has sold more than you’re “Tomb Raiders” surely it would make sense to put more of the best PSone classics on the store first. The store is mostly full of second rate PSone titles, what I want to know why waste time on rubbish titles, when you can be emulating and legally clearing titles that are in high demand?

    I guess the other request, I asked is completely out of the question (getting Crash: Wrath of Cortex) as this is a PS2 classic and they should have been introduced ages ago, (laziness on Sony’s behalf), everything is going at a snails pace and I understand it takes time, but its about common sense really, the best titles should go on the store first. Crash bandicoot 2 took just under 4 years to come back and what hope have we for other PSone classics never mind PS2 classics I have given up hoping because at this rate the world will have ended by the time we see PS2 classics on store as well as the rest of the good PSone classics.

  • ChemicalBacon90

    Hi Ross,

    Would it be possible for you guys to make an enquiry to PopCap Games about potentially getting a timed sale/price reduction on ‘Plants vs. Zombies’?

    It was on sale last month on the US Store (reduced from $14.99 (£9.37) to $9.99 (£6.25)), and also recently on Steam for just £2.37. At £11.99 over here, it’s clearly not all that enticing in comparison.

    Thank you.

  • I’ll sell my house and all its belongings in order to pay for these reasonably priced games!

  • Mortal Kombat 9

    Mortal Kombat Kenshi Compatibility Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
    Warrior Kenshi (£3.19/€3.99)

    Mortal Kombat Kenshi Compatibility Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

    LOL,Compatibility Pack is free!!!

  • just infamous 2 avatars for me this week any news on MvC3, L.A nore, resident evil avatars ross ?

  • MK and WWE All Stars goodies for me!

    I was hoping we’d get the same Burnout Paradise offer the US got, full game and all the DLC for $8, bargain! Any chance of this making an appearance on the EU store in the future?

  • Red Faction: Armageddon (£57.99/€69.99)

    Really? hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, please publish the PSN username of anyone who buys it. I just want to see if someone does.


  • Red Faction: Armageddon (£57.99/€69.99)


    That has to be the funniest thing I’ve ever read.

  • Any idea when the Marvel vs Capcom 3 Avatars are out?

  • oooooo Gex: Deep Cover Gecko cool any news if we will be geting gex 2?

  • Tekken 3 PSOne? When? Please respond!

  • Why is there no blog about the Playstation Plus stuff.??

  • Mortal Kombat Kenshi Compatibility Pack (£3.19/€3.99) – how does this make sence? why do we pay for that?

  • WOW at the Red Faction price! Unbelievable if correct. It’ll be £40 cheaper at Zavvi within the next few weeks.

  • Sweet. Reckon I’ll grab a few copies of Red Faction for that bargain price!

    Or better yet, go into town and buy a physical version of it for £20.

    Decision, decisions. :D

  • Gex: Deep Cover Gecko that brings back memories.

    Any chance of some Okami avatars?

  • Lovely Playstation folk

    When is Reefer Madness being released?

  • Any new avatars?

  • Dirt 3 Horn Pack 79p !!!!!! :O

    It was only 78p on Xbox


  • And Playstation Plus update?

  • Why is there no bloag about Playstation Plus yet..? New month new stuff.?

  • Mortal Kombat Kenshi Compatibility Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
    must be free!

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