‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 17th August 2011

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Hi everyone, welcome to the gamescom 2011 Store update. I’m at the show this week so to avoid leaving you all without a host, I place you all into the capable hands of Andy Stewart.

The star of the update this week is of course a large selection of gamescom related videos for all the hotly anticipated titles being shown – you’ll find those in their own section as usual.

For downloadable titles this week, several retail games get the digital download treatment, including Dead Space and Far Cry – but if you’re into fast-paced little numbers, you’re going to adore Cubixx HD – arcade puzzle action, where the simple goal is to cut away enough of the cube to move to the next level. This title supports split-screen local multiplayer, has loads of different game modes and looks simply fantastic – if you’re a fan of the genre you should definitely give it a go and even if you’re not I urge you to try the demo. Plus users get 20% off the asking price too, along with a free theme to download.

There’s a also a few more minis this week, including a Fighting Fantasy adventure, a selection of DLC for LBP2, InFamous 2 and more, and a selection of themes.

Speaking of themes there are a few points to bring to your attention this week – there are a couple of changes to the store front to try and make your lives easier. Firstly, the merchandising team have been hard at work recategorising the themes section to help you find the themes you’re looking for more easily – let us know if you think any obvious categories are missing.

Also, as part of our on-going store improvements, the store iconography has been updated across the board – let us know your favourites!

That’s it from me, I’ll hand you over to Andy. Bye for now.

Disney Special Offer Selection – available until 24th August

PSONE Content – PSN Store
The following content is available on the PSN Store:

  • A Bug’s life and Monster’s Inc. (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Atlantis and Hercules (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Little Mermaid 2 & Winnie the Pooh (was £6.29/€7.99 – now £3.19/€3.99)
  • Toy Story Racer & Toy Story 2 (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £3.99/€4.99)

PS3 Content – PSN Store
The following content is available on the PSN Store:

  • Split Second – Onslaught Pack (was £7.99/€9.99 – now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Split Second – Deadline Pack (was £3.99/€4.99 – now £1.99/€2.49)
  • Split/Second – ‘High Octane’ Supercar Pack (was £1.59/€1.99 – now £0.79/€0.99)
  • Split/Second – Full Vehicle Unlock! (was £2.39/€2.99 – now £1.19/€1.49)
  • Split/Second – Master Unlock! (was £3.99/€4.99 – now £1.99/€2.49)
  • Split/Second – Survival at the Rock Pack (was £5.49/€6.99 – now £2.99/€3.59)
  • Split/Second – Track and Mode unlock! (was £2.39/€2.99 – now £1.19/€1.49)
  • Tron Legacy Dynamic Theme (was £1.25/€1.59 – now £0.59/€0.79)

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Cubixx HD (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand

Full Games (PS3)

Comix Zone (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locals

  • Dead Space (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All Locals

  • Dead Space 2 (£47.99/€59.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All Locals

  • Far Cry 2 (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All Locals

  • Medal Of Honor: Frontline (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locals

  • Warhammer 40’000: Kill Team (Full Game Bundle) (£3.99/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Only available for Germany

minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • Carnivores: Ice Age (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Fighting Fantasy: Talisman Of Death (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Omgz! (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Rasmus Klump and the Big Maze (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Only available for Germany

  • Rasmus Klump is Saving the Chickens (£3.49/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Only available for Germany

Demos (PS3)

  • DRIVER San Francisco (Multi Player Demo) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

Earth Defense Force: Insect

  • Death From Above! The Edf Jet Armor Weapons Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Pounds Of Pain! The Edf Battle Armor Weapons Pack (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locals

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3

  • ‘United?! The Knights of Argus!’ Extra Mission (£0.79/€0.99)
  • ‘Total annihilation! Become the king of destruction!’ Extra Mission (£0.79/€0.99)
  • ‘A fate intertwined? Open up a path of escape!’ Extra Mission (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in New Zealand

Dynasty Warriors 7

  • Costume Pack 3 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • New Stage & Bgm Pack 2 (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Stage Pack 2 (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Weapon Rank Pack 1 (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: Not Available in New Zealand

LittleBigPlanet 2

  • Toy Story 2 Costume Pack (£4.79/€5.99)
    (contains the following content also available separately)
  • Woody Cotume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Jessie Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Stinky Pete Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Emperor Zurg Costume (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

Motorstorm Apocalpyse

  • Premiere Pack Bundle (£1.19/€1.49)
    (contains the following content)
  • Wasabi Kimachi Supermini
  • Italia Areto Superbike
  • Red Joker Pack
  • Gold Joker Pack

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

Rock Band Network

  • Dead Again – Possible Oscar (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Froggy’s Lament – Buckner & Garcia (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Hyperspace – Buckner & Garcia (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Mousetrap – Buckner & Garcia (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Pac-Man Fever – Buckner & Garcia (£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

  • Child In Time – Deep Purple (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Fall Out Boy Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)(contains the following songs also available separately)
  • Dance, Dance (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Thnks Fr Th Mmrs (£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

Themes (PS3)


  • Section 8: Prejudice – Theme (free)
  • Cubixx Hd Premium Theme (£1.25/€1.59)


  • Bright Bubbles (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Charlie The Chimp (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Destination: Arc De Triomphe (£1.59/€1.99)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)


  • Dynamic 3D Circuits (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Hypnose Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Spa Lake 2 Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Beach Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Island Sunset Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (PS3)

Section 8: Prejudice (free)

  • Alert And Ready Wallpaper
  • Danger Close Wallpaper
  • Into The Fire Wallpaper

Availability: Not Available in Germany

Videos (PS3)

  • Rage Un-tethered Trailer
  • The Cursed Crusade – Templers Curse
  • Dead Block
  • Unite And Cooperate Trailer
  • Elimination Methods Trailer


  • BATMAN ARKHAM CITY – Riddler Trailer
  • BATMAN ARKHAM CITY – Penguin Trailer
  • BATMAN ARKHAM CITY – Catwomen Trailer
  • TOMB RAIDER – Turning Point Trailer
  • DARK SOULS – 1000 Deaths Trailer
  • DARK SOULS – Announcement Trailer
  • DARK SOULS – Born in The Dark Trailer
  • STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN – E3 SF Character Gameplay
  • STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN – E3 TK Character Gameplay
  • DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION – Confidential Information Trailer
  • RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED – Gamescom Trailer
  • RAYMAN ORIGINS – Trailer
  • SOUL CALIBUR V Gamescom 2011 Trailer
  • DISNEY UNIVERSE – Gamescom Trailer
  • BATTLEFIELD 3 Accolades Trailer
  • FIFA 12 Gameplay Trailer
  • FIFA 12 Accolades Trailer
  • FIFA 12 Player Impact Engine
  • NBA’s Greatest Reveal Trailer
  • After Hours Atheletes
  • Carnival
  • Dancestar Party
  • Everybody’s Golf (Vita)
  • EyePet & Friends
  • EyePet Adventures
  • Move Fitness
  • GOW Collections
  • Gravity Rush (Vita)
  • Hustle Kings (Vita)
  • Ico/Shadow HD Classics
  • Invizimals: The Lost Tribe
  • Journey
  • LBP Move DLC
  • LBP2 Move Story
  • LBP on Vita
  • Little Deviants (Vita)
  • Medieval Moves
  • ModNationRacers (Vita)
  • Move Mind Benders
  • Ratchet All 4 One
  • Reality Fighters
  • Resistance: Burning Skies (Vita)
  • Resistance 3
  • Smart As
  • Sound Shapes (Vita)
  • Starhawk
  • SuperStardust Delta (Vita)
  • Top Darts (Vita)
  • Twisted Metal
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • WipeOut 2048
  • PixelJunk Sidescroller
  • Start the Party! Save the World!
  • Tekken PS Vita games montage
  • PS Vita Social Features Video
  • PlayStation gamescom Sizzler
  • PlayStation Move Video
  • PSP Games montage

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  • I am so disappointed by Sony’s conference at gamescom. I was expecting to see

    Syphon filter 4 announced

    Demand five player and sky player announced for PS3

    And most importantly PS2 classics introduced

    On the subject of PS2 classics I don’t think we will ever get them as Sony is making loads of money from HD remakes and they can sell them for about £35 each, whilst PS2 classics on PSN would be around £8 to £10 each.

    The moral and honest thing for Sony to do would be to introduce PS2 classics, however the smart and conniving thing to do would be to do more HD remakes, after all Sony is a business after all and they are going to make money no matter what their consumers want.

    I feel like going to the nearest window and throwing my PS3 out and smashing it to smithereens and buying an Xbox.

  • PSP games released since June: 0.

  • still no persona 3

  • Alas, the PSP is truly dead when it comes to new content.

    I guess its going to be next week for the PSP Sale

  • These developers have got to start pricing their download titles more competitvely, £48 for Dead Space 2 is a joke when you consider it’s dropped to £20-25 at most retailers for a boxed version

  • Where is my free PS Plus Echochrome II? :D Haha, that would be awesome ;)

  • any chance of any SNK games that were released on Xbox Live coming soon on PSN please? Garou, NeoGeo and KOF 02 Unlimited Match?

    Also, any chance of a Sega price reduction for example the Valkyria Chronicle dlc?

    • Sadly I can’t comment on SNK games but I will let Ross know about your comment.

      As for Valkyria Chronicle dlc, I will see what I can do but sadly no promises

  • Dead Space 2 £47.99 Ha Ha! 15 quid in game!?

  • where are the hell are the PSone classics,

  • What a disappointing update :(

  • And I though maybe we could get a little surprise on Gamescom, but Ross isn’t even here.

  • £47.99 for Dead Space 2.

    Are you serious? bahahahahahahahahahahaa nice try EA.

  • Andy, you mention inFamous 2 DLC and there is no such thing on the list.

  • oh come one what is taking so long with the WKC2 DLC? oh well i have almost lost interest in this game anyways now. your loss.

  • Just to say a few things:

    1) Are you having a laugh with Dead Space pricing?
    2) Tombi eta?
    3) Which publisher is next up for sales? Dissapointed with Disney, not very good at all.

  • Hey where are the import games. Xenosaga! :)

  • Nice update!

    By chance would you have any news about Auditorium HD?

  • Hooray! Finally some items that can be bought with a fiver! And Medal of Honor Frontline. I’ll have to think about getting that.

  • Well that certainly is a lot of new trailers! Sadly the one I’m waiting for is still not there but hopefully in next weeks update it’ll be available :).

  • Nice price for Dead Space one £16 I can get behind, but £48 for DS2 is rediculous… Way to invest more into digital downloads EA!

  • What’s the inFamous DLC? The US heads up states “various packs” but there isn’t even a list item here. Hope it’s not just avatars and previous preorder-exclusive game items.

    • The reason there is no list item here is that there was a delay with it. However this has now been rectified and will be on the store when it goes live, the DLC will include the following:

      Infamous 2
      • Character Skin Pack (£1.59/€1.99)
      (contains the following content also available separately)
      • Kessler Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
      • Reaper Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
      • Infamous 1 Cole Skin (£0.79/€0.99)

      • Weapons Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
      (contains the following content also available separately)
      • Samurai Sword (£0.79/€0.99)
      • Caveman Club (£0.79/€0.99)
      • Sly Cane (£0.79/€0.99)
      • Gold Amp (£0.79/€0.99)

      • Powers Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
      (contains the following content also available separately)
      • Stalker Grenade (£0.79/€0.99)
      • Sniper Blast (£0.79/€0.99)
      • Electrocution Grenade (£0.79/€0.99)
      • Lightning Hook (£0.79/€0.99)

      Rating: PEGI 18
      Availability: All locales

  • Hm nothing for me today. Already got Comix Zone free and that’s the only downloadable there I would be at all interested in. I have pre-ordered SFIII on that Play offer thing since I probably would have bought it anyways. Quite like the theme but I wish I knew if there was a way to keep a certain background image on themes where they have multiple random ones. Only one of the background pics is any good.

  • Why no Cubixx HD for Australia? Really poor update this week, even more so since the only game I’d check out isn’t available in my region for no reason.

  • Hello Andy :D

    I thought the reason for the high prices was due to the store not being able to under cut retailers? if that’s true how do you explain 47.99 for DS2? which is 15-20 (normal price not sale)?

    Also any kind of hint at when we can expect to be going on a great Journey? (hint hint)

    • Hello Roxa598

      Your question confuses me a bit, DS2 is 47.99 on the PSN Store and 15-20 in retail, therefore why is this going against your previous statement?

      As for going on the great Journey, I wish i knew because I also want this.


  • SCEE seem to be wearing their pants on their head. The only really noteworthy thing about this update is the gamescom trailers. Why do you hate PSP and PSOne SCEE?

    • SCEE don’t hate PSP and PSOne at all, in fact we really like them and we are trying our best to get more PSOne released.

      However I do understand your frustrations and we will keep trying to get you more games.

  • there still should be Uncharted 3 demo…just saying :P

  • Nice update, might get one of the ps1 bundles since i got my 6 year old brother to entertain for the whole day tomorrow

    Also can we have a section for full games such as dead space and far cry 2 on the store? Would be very convenient since there is lots of them now but they are all hidden between smaller psn titles, and i prefer my full games downloaded and easier to access (of course when the price is right ;D)

    @2 Just get a PS2 already, i got the tv with a built in one, it’s in HD and looks and plays fantastic. HD cables are cheap enough too, and also the majority of PS2 games can be found easily and are affordable. I brought Gun for £1 over the weekend. Great value and a good game. Also i brought a 360 recently, and trust me, it’s not as good as you think it would be, and im already regretting buying it.

  • I don’t understand Dead Space 2’s pricing so many months after the release, but I know it’s the publisher that sets the price.

    Nothing for me this week, just gonna wait around for cheeky4life’s eventual commenting.

  • Two Questions:

    – The Resistance 3 Beta shouldn’t be available for everyone from today on?

    – PSP Summer Sales. It’s been announced but…When is coming?

    • Where did you get your information about the Resistance 3 beta from? Ross did mention this before but then the statement was retracted. We have no offical date for a public beta.

      As for the PSP POWER Sale this is coming next week (24th August) and it is going to be BIG! I have lined up some great deals for all you PSP fans, I hope you like it.

  • Sigh, where is the classic style RPGs? the turnbased strategy?

    Oh, Chance for crossregion gifting soon? come on you know you want to give it to us Sony. ;)

  • Also is there any change we can see the Bodycount demo the XBL guys are playing? I’d hate to think that Sony was overlooking decent third-party demos just to push crappy Resistance 3.

  • Man this is more boring than last nights confrence and thats saying something. Will try the Driver demo and that’s it for me.

  • laugh. my. effin. backside. off. @ £47.99 for dead space 2.

    seriously. its insulting.

  • So EA think people will buy Dead Space 2 for £47.99 when they can by the game new for £17.99…

    If people are stupid enough to buy it at £47.99 then they deserve to get ripped off

  • Please add harry potter 1 and 2 from the PS1 Classic.

    If you do read this can you please answer how and which PS1 games are decided to be added to the store?

  • Thanks for all these trailers. O.O

  • When will we get Tomb Raider 2? Any news?

    Also, any chance that Loaded and Heart of Darkness PS1-classics will come to the store?

  • @Playtoy_17:

    Do me a big favour and go and buy your Xbox as your complaints are bloody pointless.

    1) How do you know of this new Syphon Filter? I haven’t heard a word about it.

    2) We have the Five player, but we don’t have Sky Anytime. Why? Because you will have to pay for that service. It isn’t free!!!

    3) As anyone should know by now, the big announcements outside of E3 happen at TGS.

  • Warhammer 40’000: Kill Team (£3.99/€7.99)

    That a typo yes? Its £6.29 on the store.

  • Is Bof 4 coming to this side of the ocean anytime soon?
    Any news about Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls ?
    Any idea if publishers showed some real interest to the US and Japanese PSone emulations program you announced a while back and are going to give you a line up anytime soon?
    Psp sale next week ?

    Thank you for reading.

    • Hi Kazblade

      Your questions for Bof4, Wizardry and PSone emulations sadly I can’t answer for you but I will make Ross aware.

      As for the PSP POWER Sale this is coming next week (24th August) and it is going to be BIG! I have lined up some great deals for all you PSP fans, I hope you like it.

  • Aww, you guys…I didn’t even think you’d remember it was my birthday. All this for little old me? You didn’t have to do that. I mean, Dynasty Warriors 7 DLC and everything? Thanks. Really. I feel so loved. Cubixx looks interesting too.

    That said, while I understand the logic in keeping retailers happy by not undercutting the price for a physical copy, are EA completely insane? Sure, they can’t undercut it, but there are plenty of price comparison websites out there; could they not, you know, have a quick glance around and keep their digital pricing in line with retailers?

  • @2: “I feel like going to the nearest window and throwing my PS3 out and smashing it to smithereens and buying an Xbox.”

    Because you’re going to get all those PS2 Classics that you crave on an XBOX 360. Obviously.

    *rolls eyes*.

  • meh! maybe i’ll watch a few trailers this week!

  • Where is Crash Bash? I have it on disc but I want to download it onto all my PSN accounts because it is a classic! That’s right! I will spend £84 just to play this.

    Answer all of my points.

    In all seriousness, why does Cheeky4life love Crash Bash so much?

  • @2: “I feel like going to the nearest window and throwing my PS3 out and smashing it to smithereens and buying an Xbox.”

    Because you’re going to get all those PS2 Classics that you crave on an XBOX 360. Obviously.

    *rolls eyes*.

  • Playstation Plus mid-month treat?

  • When is the psp sale? I was hoping it would be this week, before I go on holiday :(

    Also, Marvel vs Capcom 3 avatars?

    • the PSP POWER Sale is coming next week (24th August) and it is going to be BIG! I have lined up some great deals for all you PSP fans, I hope you like it.

      As for the MvC3 avatars, sadly I have no information on these but I really want these too so I feel your pain :)

  • Cool MOH frontline might get that

  • Oh, fresh blood in the comments eh?

    Welcome Andy. Don’t worry, we don’t bite – well, some of us don’t anyway ;)

    • Thanks HiddenAway, I hope I do a good job and will try answering all the questions I can but sadly I am not as knowledgeable the Oracle that is Ross.

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