‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 13th July 2011

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'Heads-Up' Game Store Update 13th July 2011

Hi all, a small update this week with some new opportunities on older content.

Dead Nation is now available to try before you buy, in case you were still on the fence, and we’ve also got a demo for PixelJunk Shooter 2, so you can now give that a whirl with no money down.

There’s also some pretty awesome DLC coming today in the form of a new case for LA Noire, and the ‘anticipated for as long as I can remember and incredibly awesome’ Final Fantasy VII character costumes for LBP2!

A quiet one this week then, sorry about that. Hopefully there are some bits and pieces for you here and now, and if not you can save your pennies for the release of Limbo on the 20th.

I’ll be around for comments from tomorrow morning as I’m working on some promotions for you lovely people this afternoon, but since it’s a quiet week for you all, hand on heart I’ll make time to respond to lots of your questions.
See you later!

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Dead Nation (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Germany

minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • Arcade Pool & Snooker (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Awesome Summer Minis Bundle (£4.99/€5.99)
    • A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks!
    • Young Thor
    • Widget Odyssey 1 and 2
    • Zombie Tycoon
  • This bundle includes the following games:

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales

  • Gamocracy One : Legend Of Robot (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • PixelJunk Shooter 2 Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • DanceDanceRevolution: New Moves
    • DDR Supernova 2 Greatest Hits (£2.99/€3.59) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • DIRT 3
    • Mud And Guts Car Pack (£4.39/€5.49)
    • (contains the following content also available separately)

    • Citroen C4 Rallycross (£1.25/€1.59)
    • Ford Mustang Gt (£1.25/€1.59)
    • Lancia Stratos (£1.25/€1.59)
    • Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2 (£1.25/€1.59)
    • Saturn Sky (£1.25/€1.59)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia
    • Red Events (£3.19/€3.99)
    • 5Pb Events (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales

  • LA Noire
    • “Reefer Madness” Vice Case (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet 2
    • Final Fantasy Costume Pack (£4.79/€5.99)
    • (contains the following content also available separately)

    • Sephiroth Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Cloud Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Tifa Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Aerith Costume (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

  • Michael Jackson: The Experience
    • Another Part Of Me (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • ModNation Racers
    • Gladiator Props Pack (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • MotorStorm Apocalpyse
    • The Rock Livery Pack (free)
    • Dynamo: Queen of Hearts Event Pack (free)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

  • Rock Band 2
    • Andromeda – Bluefusion (£0.59/€0.79)
    • Another Step – Andromeda (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Country Song – Seether (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Queen Bee – Tina Guo (£0.99/€1.49)
    • The Final Episode (Let’S Change The Channel) – Asking Alexandra (£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
    • A Little Respect – Erasure (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Boom – P.O.D. (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Relax (Come Fighting) – Frankie Goes to Hollywood (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Youth Of The Nation – P.O.D. (£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
    • Vegas Happens Fast (free)
    • Reverse Bear Trap (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Three Stooges (£4.39/€5.49)
    • My Response Would Be ‘Go To Hell’ (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Terminators: Part Man, Part Machine (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Bombs Don’t Unscrew (£1.39/€1.75)

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

Avatars (PS3)

  • Under Siege
    • Asgeir
    • Eirik
    • Gunnar
    • Kari
    • Puhi

All available @ £0.20/€0.25 each

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

Disruptive Themes

  • Brain Freeze (£1.59/€1.99)

Lama Themes

  • Fire Inferno Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Maiden’s Tower Of Istanbul Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Meditating Woman Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Pantheon Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Waitomo’s Secret Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

SMobile Themes

  • Acr Theme (£1.25/€1.59)
  • Ak Theme (£1.25/€1.59)
  • Gun Theme (£1.25/€1.59)
  • Horror Skulls Theme (£1.25/€1.59)
  • M4 Theme (£1.25/€1.59)
  • Mini Uzi Theme (£1.25/€1.59)

KillZone 3

  • Guard Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Hatch Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

The Studio

  • Logo Static Theme By Richard Wood (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Cosmic Pencil Dynamic Theme by Cody Hudson (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Buddhas Static Theme by Hydro (£1.59/€1.99)

Videos (PS3)

  • Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
  • Driver San Francisco – E3 Trailer
  • NeverDead E3 2011 Trailer

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  • 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.

    • First to address your comment: Crash Bash is currently number 4 on the spreadsheet I’ve got in front of me, in terms of PSone titles in process, we are looking into it very seriously.
      And they’re not OUR Tomb Raiders, incidentally.

      Guys, I have not yet had time to come and respond to all your comments but I promised to answer a lot of them and I will be back to do so well ahead of next week.

      In the meantime, the main thing some of your are concerned about this week seems to be the sale that’s currently running on the SCEA Store – relax, I don’t think you’re going to be disappointed next week.

      I will return to respond to more, hand on heart.

  • Nerdkiller316PSN

    So…still no Spelunker HD after taking it off the store, last week?

  • LBP Costumes for me :-)

  • Final Fantasy costumes for LBP2? Hmm, back in my day we where happy if we even had the actual Final Fantasy 7 game. You young whipersnappers get everything don’t you.

  • La Noire DLC :)

    Ross, do you know anything about the Brink DLC?

  • Hi Ross,
    Just a couple of quick questions for you this week.

    1) Would it be possible for you guys to make an enquiry to PopCap Games / EA 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 (£9ish) 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.

    2) Secondly, any news on whether or not we might get the same Borderlands deal that the US guys are getting next week?

    The deal is:
    Borderlands + All DLC packs: $14.99 for ps+ / $19.99 for non plus.
    (So for us, maybe £9.99 ps+ / £12.99 non plus; or something similar?)

    Thank you.

    • Watch out for promotions from SOE and we are doing something with PvZ in the near future.

      As for Borderlands, we had a recent promotion on Borderlands during the Spring Offers, and then again on the DLC content in the DLC sale, so I don’t think 2K will be looking to do anything else for the time being.

  • still no L.A NOIRE or MvC3 or resident evil 5 avatars :( oh and ross ask james y hasn’t he added me yet?? he sed he can beat any1 at fifa and i want a challenge!! has he chickend out ?? :P LOL tell james ill go easy on him :D LOL

    • I’ve spoken to Capcom about the avatsrs situation and they’ve got quite a strict approval process that avatars have to go through for both the US and the EU (Capcom Japan has to sign everything off). On top of that the avatars take quite a bit of tmie for us to process – they’re not just pictures, they have quite a lengthy development process to get them working across all our channels.

      That said, all the avatars you mentioned are on their way and in various stages of process, along with Assassin’s Creed avatars too.

      I’ll let James know you called him out on FIFA too!

  • Limbo next week! Any news on Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition avatars? Oni,Evil Ryu, Yun & Yang?

    • Summer ain’t over yet. :)
      As for the login, I’m afraid that’s not my particular area of expertise and I’ve got no info on how that’s progressing. I’m sure you will be updated when things get resolved.

  • 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

  • Hi Ross,

    Hope you are doing good!

    first of all, look even I bought one of the infamous requested avatars… so add more to the party ^-^.

    Three questions:

    1.) Why did you remove file size from the blog post… I would love to see it making a comeback

    2.) Can you speak to the makers of UNDER SIEGE to get a demo? I am on the brink to buy that game, but I really want to test it first…

    3.) THQ has released Warhammer 40.000: Kill Team on the rival platform and is saying PSN will shave to wait, due to submission process… can you pls tell the “codemonkeys” to hurry up, so I get my little fix on Warhammer 40.00 … pretty please with cherry on top (whipped cream is option, because I don’t want to whip cows if the cream is not needed…)

    Oh … yeah techn. it’s 4) but don’t forget the PsOne games ;)

    Have a nice day now!

  • What happened to Spelunker HD last week?

    Also why are some PSP games creeping up in price? Everybody’s Tennis was £15.99 when I downloaded last year, now it’s £25.

  • Where is Spelunker HD?

    You posted it last week, but haven’t seen it and the blog post was edited so all info about was gone?

    When will we see this title?

  • “MotorStorm Apocalpyse” is spelt wrong in the post :P Also just wondering if the PSN will get the Mortal Kombat (9) DLC Season Pass? It has been talked about around the net that its an X-Box exclusive, however last weeks update with Kenshi states in the description “This add-on content is included in the Mortal Kombat Season Pass.”

  • still no persona 3

  • Hi, hi, me again ;)!

    New questions ;D:

    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….)(Great games;O)

    Any possibility for Everybody’s Tennis PSP get be Essentials?

    PD. My wish list PSOne european games: Alundra, Tombi!, Legend of Dragoon, Devil Dice, Klonoa, Wild Arms, Omega Boost, Pacman World, Vandal Hearts 1-2, Breath of Fire 3-4, Suikoden 1-2, Dino Crisis 1-2, Resident Evil 2-3, Tomb Raider 2, Megaman X4-X5-X6, Ace Combat 1-2-3, Ridge Racer, Ridge Racer Revolution, Rage Racer, Bushido Blade, Battle Arena Toshinden, Destruction Derby 2, Spyro 1-2-3, C-12, Tenchu, Incredible Crisis, Koudelka, Medal of Honor 1-2, R-Types, Crash Bash, Alone in the Dark, Ape Scape, Namco Smash Court Tennis, Broken Sword 1-2, Croc 1-2, Diablo, Fear Effect, Fighting Force 1-2, Heart of Darkness, International Superstar Soccer, Ray Crysis, Skull Monkeys, Tekken 3. (If you release all this you ruin me ;D)

    PD2. People! Flood with requests for PSOne games!

  • Hi Ross,

    Any chances we’ll ever see Brigandine: Legend of Forsena on PS Store as a PSOne classic? That game’s practically impossible to find at sane prices, copies on Ebay are a bare minimum of 80 Euro…

    While we’re on the subject of PSOne classics… Breath of Fire IV? Kartia? Japanese PSOne imports? (the US had them since forever)

    I’m not asking for anything substantial, just whether the possibility exists or not.

    • I would say that Brigandine, as a 3/10 game is probably not at the top of the priority list, but the whole concept of imports is still a very real possibility, yes.

  • Why do the US PSN store always get so much more content compared to teh EU counterpart?

  • where has the DeathSpank trial version gone? Its not on the store anymore and I want to try it instead of just buying.

  • Waiting for LIMBO. :)
    Hoping for a good price (read “no 12,99€”).

  • Hello Ross

    As you can also see here, (http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Heavy-Rain/missing-bonus-content-on-move-platinume-edition/td-p/12740291) and please take a minute to read some of those posts, there seems to be a problem with the Platinum Edition of “Heavy Rain” that was released back in April. Even though it’s a Platinum edition and it was supposed to contain a lot of stuff (on the back of the CD case it’s mentioned that everyone who buys it can redeem the “Taxidermist” DLC, the soundtrack and a XMB theme from the Store), in the end we can not redeem anything.

    None of the extras is in the disc, there is no voucher or something similar anywhere in or on the manual, and when clicking on the “Extras” on the main menu, we are prompted to connect to the PSN Store, however there is nothing available visible, let alone available to download, in the page that opens. I, along with a good amount of people who decided to purchase the Platinum edition, feel a bit ripped off, to say the least.

    Can you please take care of it or pass it on to someone who will be able to correct this mistake?

    Thanks in advance.

  • when will we get the infamous 2 blue soundtrack in the store?

  • Any chance you can find out when Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles are coming? I’d like to complete my 100% Sonic trophy list before Generations gets here!

  • Such a poor update, what the hell?!

  • It’s your kids Ross, something has to be done about your kids!
    Seriously though, no BTTF episode 5? Any idea when we can expect it?

  • Hi Ross,

    I see FirstPlay has finished up but I have been charged for another 90 days two weeks ago. Will I get my money back?

  • Hey Ross! :) Last week’s Under Siege avatars are priced at 0,49€ in the store. That’s a mistake right?

    See ya!

  • Still no Persona 3 Portable? Is it even coming to PSN? :(

  • Ross, can you PLEASE look into what’s going on with the missing Rock Band DLC listed here
    which according to Harmonix was reported to you at the beginning of March and still hasn’t been resolved. Also some of the songs that are supposed to be free downloads – and indeed still are on those ‘other consoles’ they have nowadays – are listed at 99p on PSN.

  • Hey Ross,

    A fair few months ago you wrote on one of your posts about an upcoming post regarding 6 or 7 anticipated PS1 classics. I can’t remember the exact details but it was shortly after you made the post detailing the process of getting classics onto the store.

    Is the post still coming? I’ve been hoping Tombi is one of the titles for a while :P



  • @Segrit (you can read that, too ROSS):

    You left out three important games from your list

    Jade Cocoon
    Legend of Dragoon &
    Soul Edge / Soul Calibur

    Also US Imports for PsOne ;)

  • yes it is a small update the normal tripe we get from SCEE, hell even the SCEA store wasn’t as good like it should but it still have loads of content.

    they got 2 LBP DLC ff7 & killzone 3 but we know SCEA got to have the best service right. :|

  • Back To The Future episode 5?

  • Again more Dirt 3 DLC for me and thats It for me really.

  • Gamocracy One : Legend Of Robot!

    Though I doubt many of you have heard of this title, I really recommend picking it up! A selection of PlayStation users worked with the humble ‘Bearded Ladies’ on the game and judging from the developer diaries and the clouds of passion surrounding it, it’s bound to be great fun.

  • Just two questions. Any news on modnation racers and when it will be released? Secondly, I was personally told by the person in charge of the alien zombie mega death post that there would be a 50% day 1 plus discount but that is not the case.
    Great content and final question. Why is the UAE store more expensive than the UK and US stores for many items e.g. I bought escalation map pack for COD for $19.99 That is not fair now, is it?

  • Is the Summer Sale that’s on the US PSN at the moment going to make it to the EU? I’m after a few of the games on offer :P

  • Ross, don’t suppose you can answer why I can’t change the password of an account? The offical e-mail stated to check this site:


    To change your password but it is constantly under maintenance. When I try to change it on the PS3 is refers you to change your password on the web site.

    Don’t even try to contact SCE helpline, either wait 30 minutes to be cut off or don’t even get queued and ask to call back when it isn’t as busy.

    When with the site be available?

  • STILL no Wizardry?

  • How come EU always get screwed over with updates on the PS Store compared to the US? They get all the good stuff, while we get mostly random junk. It should be almost the same updates on stores worldwide instead of this -.-

  • Great to see some Summer Special Offers…. no wait. That’s the US Store, sorry.

  • Sad Panda here, I had hoped that you guys would keep copying the sales in the US. Well, hopefully they’ll follow with 1 week delay.

    That concept of discounts on some games for everyone, with even better discount for Plus subscribers simply rocks.

    And as happy as I am about Castle Crasher (and I really am happy), usually we Europeans must feel like second rank customers. So pretty pretty please, at least bring us the same sales and discounts.

  • hey ross bit dissapointed when i saw the description in DEAD NATION (in store) thought there was dlc for the game released so my question is this will there ever be dlc for DEAD NATION? would get me playing again and the masses that freeloaded it im sure.oh ross one more thing…

    Call of Juarez:The Cartel
    Released on 19th of July

    6 days to go!

  • Summer sale is due in the Autumn for the EU.

  • why you guys stopped advertising the release of the Buzz! TUMQ quiz packs? they’re nowhere to be found in the blog update, but actually obtainable on the Store.

  • I know this isn’t really related to this week’s update, but any news on White Knight Chronicles 2 DLC?

    Also, is there a chance of getting the White Knight Chronicles Avatar make over tickets on the Portuguese store? They’re available in other European territories but not in Portugal from some reason, even though the Portuguese store actually has some other WKC stuff there.

  • I can get used to the PSN Store updating at mid-day :D

  • hi ross me again. the fella who keeps posting about the way you’s at store update can’t be bothered to arrange your week so that your actually here on update day, obviously theres times when it won’t be possible but i reckon that your away more than here on the biggest day of week for store etc

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