‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 24th August 2011

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 24th August 2011


PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Hello Guys – it’s Wednesday and it’s PLAY time!

Yes, the first of the PlayStation Network PLAY titles launches this week in the form of Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition. If you haven’t already pre-ordered the title you can grab it from today and get the GILL character unlock as part of the package.

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, one of the most revered, deep, and sophisticated fighting games of all time, now takes the battle online. Fighting game fans new and old owe it to themselves to experience this mastery of 2D fighting. Throw down with enhanced HD-filtered graphics, arcade-perfect gameplay, GGPO seamless multiplayer, YouTube replay sharing, new art, and I am assured there is no Capcom Online DRM (for those of you who were worried).

If you have pre-ordered, after the publish today you can visit the PLAY section and download a bundle of the Trial/Unlock/DLC at no cost. You should also be receiving an email in the next day or two as a reminder.

And for those of you in Italy, Capcom (after discussion with us) has taken the decision to hold back the publish of SF III for you guys, which should only be for short time – this is because we are currently planning to involve Italy in the PLAY program, but without the pre-order element. I will keep you Italian consumers updated on this as much as possible but the plan is to provide you with the titles, free gifts and the chance to get a free copy of PAYDAY: The Heist too. I will update you with the status on this as soon as I can, but we are working on it.

So what else is publishing today? We’ve got lots. Plenty of trial and unlocks, we’ve got demos for PES 2012, NHL 12 and Space Marine (and we’ve made it available in Germany for Plus subscribers), there’s also a truck load of DLC (including some for White Knight Chronicle II) and loads of Street Fighter III avatars.

And don’t forget the PSP sale starting today – check out Andy’s post for the full listing, there should be something for everyone in either this bunch of offers or the next.

Okay I will be on and off for comments today and I’ll also be back for comments tomorrow, but if I get swamped Andy will step in.

See you all later on!

Special Offer Selection

For all this information go visit Andy Stewart’s new Special Offers Update.

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition (£11.99/€14.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Italy

  • Hamilton’s Great Adventure (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales

  • Backbreaker: Vengeance (£11.99/€14.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, India, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, or UAE

  • Crazy Machines Elements (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in South Africa

Full Games (PS3)

  • Disney’s Cars 2: The Video Game (£47.99/€59.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: Only available in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden

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

Availability: Now available in all locales

  • Arkedo Series: 01 – JUMP! (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Australia or New Zealand

NEOGEO Station (PS3)

  • Baseball Stars 2 (£7.19/€8.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • Revoltin’ Youth (£1.74/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All locales

  • Doodle Fit (£1.74/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • NHL 12 Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not Available in India, Portugal or Spain

  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Single Player Demo)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales
Only available in Germany for Plus Subscribers

  • PES 2012 – Pro Evolution Soccer Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

Dead Block – More Dead to Block Map Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales


  • Fallout And Spec-Ops Combo Pack (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Brink Doom®/Psycho Combo Pack (£1.19/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 6
Availability: All Locales

  • EyePet – Lucky Dip Styling Pack: Rain 1 (free)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales

Dragon Age 2

  • All-Class Item Pack II Bundle (£3.99/€4.99)
    (contains the following content also available separately)
  • Mage Item Pack 2 (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Rogue Item Pack 2 (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Warrior Item Pack 2 (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3

  • ‘True Dynasty Warrior Gundam… May Your Life Be Eternal’ (£0.79/€0.99)
  • ‘Final Trial Against the Giants’ Extra Mission (£0.79/€0.99)
  • ‘Humankind and Gundams’ Extra Mission (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not Available in New Zealand

  • Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planewalkers 2012 – Foil Conversion “Ancient Depths” (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All Locales

Motorstorm Apocalpyse

  • Eurogamer Racing Truck (free)
  • Games Radar Superbike (free)
  • Glowing Wheel Rims Pack (free)
  • Summer Livery (free)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

Rock Band Network

  • Demons with Ryu – Emmure (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Epic Symphony In A Flat Minor, Third Movement: Zero Hour – Van Friscia (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Give It Up! Give It Up! – His Statue Falls (£0.99/€1.49)
  • River Of Glass – Rishloo (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Zombies!! (Coming Out Tonight) – Ultra Saturday (£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

  • Incubus Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)
    (contains the following songs also available separately)
  • Adolescents (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Pardon Me (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Wish You Were Here (£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


  • 500,000 Bucks (£1.39/€1.75)
  • Take Off Your Hat (£1.39/€1.75)
  • Re-Entering Earth’S Atmosphere (£1.39/€1.75)
  • From The Desk Of Tony Montana (£1.39/€1.75)
  • Yoo Are The Light Of Zartha (£1.39/€1.75)
  • Child, You Always Knock Me For A Loop (£1.39/€1.75)
  • Sleep Tight, Daddy (£1.39/€1.75)
  • Shut Up And Pick Your Weapon (£1.39/€1.75)
  • I’M In Way Over My Head (£1.39/€1.75)
  • All Hail K! All Hail J! (£1.39/€1.75)
  • I Coulda Been A Contender (£1.39/€1.75)
  • It Is A Good Day To Die (£1.39/€1.75)
  • A Pandacide (£1.39/€1.75)

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

White Knight Chronicles II

  • Black Knight Ticket (free)
  • Dragon Knight Ticket (free)
  • Moon Princess Ticket (free)
  • Sun King Ticket (free)
  • White Knight Ticket (free)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

Worms 2: Armageddon

  • Retro Pack (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Time Attack (£2.99/€3.59)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales
Both available at 15% off for Plus subscribers


Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

  • Akuma
  • Alex
  • Chun-Li
  • Dudley
  • Elena
  • Gill
  • Hugo
  • Ibuki
  • Ken
  • Makoto
  • Necro
  • Oro
  • Q
  • Remy
  • Ryu
  • Sean
  • Twelve
  • Urien
  • Yang
  • Yun

All available @ £0.20/€0.25 each

Themes (PS3)

Studio Themes

  • End Of Anarchy Dynamic Theme By Check Morris (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Peaks And Flow Dynamic Theme By Jeffrey Bowman (£2.39/€2.99)
  • All You See Is Rbg Static Theme By Roya Hamburger (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Feeding Time Dynamic Theme By Matthew Green (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Elements Static Theme By On Repeat (£1.59/€1.99)

All 20% off for Plus Subscribers


  • Bane Of Yoto Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Dynamic Abstract Background Theme 2 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Jazz Session Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Dynamic Calm Lake Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Swimming Pool Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Alpine Assassin (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Dragunov Theme (£1.25/€1.59)
  • Gold Tiger Mp5 Theme (£1.25/€1.59)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Fast Draw Showdown Wallpaper (free)

Availability: Not Available in Germany

Videos (PS3)

  • Brink Gameplay Trailer #1 – Weapons
  • Brink Gameplay Trailer #3 – Teamplay/Objective
  • Gldx Trailer 1 – Preview
  • Renegade Ops Upgrades Trailer
  • The Cursed Crusade – E3 Trailer

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  • Nothing for me this week :(

  • Any news on the Playstation Plus mid-month treats?

    • Aside from the new Studio themes this week, and 15% off the two Worms 2 packs, there’s nothing down for this week. I do believe you have something nice coming prior to the September 7th refresh though.

  • NHL and PES demos for me

  • Any chance of looking into Mr.Driller for PS1 for the store?

  • To Bealinator (or any one else)

    You talk about me going on about Crash Bash all the time, when every time you are on here you ask the same question over and over again “ETA on Tombi.” Now how is that fair when you criticise me every week for asking for Crash Bash. At least Tombi, Resi evils and others are in QA and you will be getting them very soon, Crash Bash is not even in Q&A yet, it’s going to take at least 12 to 16 months to come on store.

    The reason why I want Crash Bash is coz I have NEVER played the game before and it’s a classic, at least you have played Tombi, Resi evils and others. Lots of people love Crash Bash and have requested for it and just coz you prefer Tombi, don’t assume others do to.

    The final point is Crash Bash should be a more priority than Tombi. You say its on eBay for lots of money, coz the developer only made and sold about 900,000 copies worldwide, in fact the two Tombi games did so poor that the developer Whoopee camp closed down after making two games, whilst Crash Bash was one of the best selling games of the PSone era and sold well over 4 million copies worldwide (not bad for a Party spinoff).

    Now tell me which game deserves to be on the store first?

    • Hey all the PSone games we have in process are being lokoed at, I know Tombi and Crash Bash are in the same batch so it’s not a matter or priority or which one will come first – asking for one doesn’t stop work on the others, you have nothing to worry about.

  • nice street fighter avatars any news on MvC3 ones or resident evil 4 & 5 ?? they must be near releasing in SCEE hope so but nice update this week :)

  • Cheeky4life

    If you are THAT desperate for Crash Bash then buy the game and a PS1 and stop moaning every single week.

  • Street Fighter 3, Pro Evo demo and SF3 avatars for me this week.

    Great update.

  • wow what a poor update :( nothing for me there at all… … .. .. ..any news on the ps+ mid month treat?

  • where are the PSone Classics Ross?

  • Ross any news on mortal kombat avatars .?

  • still no persona 3

  • 3rd strike! \o/ yes can’t wait

  • Please can plus users get a discount on the upcoming lbp2 move pack. Cheers.

  • Ross is the EA season ticket promotion just for the US or does it apply to us over here in the UK as well? Cheers

    • I believe that currently, we are not supporting the EA Season Ticket in SCEE territories. I don’t know if that will change or not.

  • still no mid-month stuffies for the plus users?

    lotsa nice demos to try at least.

  • Hey Ross, cheers for the latest ‘Heads up’

    Do you have any news on the Test Drive Unlimited 2 Exploration Pack?

    We have been told it was submitted well over a month ago, but still no word on when we can expect it on the store.

    Hope you can help clear things up with it.


    • I’ve had a look through my system but it’s not on the radar yet. I will go and check with the gents upstairs later on to see what the status is internally and if I can share anything I will.

  • nothing for me this week!

    good job deus ex human revolution is out friday should keep me busy for a while

  • MMM Third Strike and the Space Marine demo.

    Tis a good day :P

  • Ross great update
    But ross will driver and tom clancy rainbow six (psono games) Going to be availble on the dutch playstation store i know tgey are availble in the belgium store
    And can you please look to the problem with the background of motorstorm under gamefranchise
    And to the problems with the jams pond avartars because the store still keeps saying no image availble
    And the last obe can you look to the problemes with MEDEVIL,ABE,VECTOR TD,ALIEN ZOMBIE DEATH
    Because the store keeps saying you can not acces this content with your account

    • That’s quite a laundry list!
      Well I know that at least Driver PSone is going to be available soon on all Stores, I will also talk to Ubisoft about Rainbow 6.
      The rest of these issues I’m going to get the Operations and Merchandising teams to look at this afternoon, so I’ll pass on the info.

  • Welcome back. A great update, my pre-order arrived it seems!

  • What about the Pink Knight DLC like for the 10000000000th time?

    • I’ve been chasing it – we’re in contact with The Behemoth and I know they’ve recently submitted a new build of the Pink Knight DLC and it should be back in QA by now.

  • This ‘<3' sums up how I feel about this store update.

  • Yup, I’ll be playing some Street Fighter III. Was worried the graphics might get too messed up with like SSFII HD but they seem fine going by the demo I downloaded off the US store. Can even have it pixel sharp and add scanlines for a nice CRT monitor look. Cheers.

    • Yes, it’s a very complete version – there’s a lot of cool features and a couple of nice graphics filters in there to get the look you’re going for.

  • Just Street Fighter for me then. Even though i don’t like fighters… Haha

  • hopefully we can get some love for plus soon? Ross, see if you can pass a suggestion to Warner Bros of putting Arkham Asylum on the store and possibly making it free for plus members. The perfect hype for Arkham City when it is released along other stellar best selling games

  • In case you still don’t know: PS Plus Auto Updates DO NOT WORK on 3.70…everyone’s talking about it! Please fix this ASAP! :(

  • “where are the PSone Classics Ross?”


    Wasn’t the last one we got Gex Deep Cover Gecko ? What came out on the 6th of July.

    Oh well atleast I have Infamous 2 to play. :S

  • @moss022 agree about Deus Ex
    … Why do I bother reading these update posts when there this poor. Oh well 1/5 from me.

  • Hmmm …PES 2012?

    I’ll try it but i aint hoping for much again – Now if someone could make a footy game anywhere near as good as pro evo on the ps1/ps2 i’d snatch their hands off.

    Gutted that i dont like any footy games this gen (bar sensible soccer on XBLA) …This coming from someone who lives a breaths football.And someone who’d thought pro evo could never sink as low as it has.

    Dont even get me started on FIFA.

  • Pes demo for me. nothing much else.

  • Yay! White Knight Chronicles II DLC at last and it looks like there’s more to come as well based on what the JPN store has got.

    Are these the extra knight colours? The description you’ve given doesn’t really explain what they are though it’s nice to see that they’re free as well. :)

  • Tried the Space Marine Demo yesterday in the evening. Looking forward to that game…

    By the way, here might be a solution to the FSK18 Demo in Germany Debacle.

    Sell a small theme to the german crowd with access to all the FSK16/18 (Pegi 16/18) Demos to come. Some kind of Season Pass…

    Since it’s possible to prepurchase games on the store — or to sell Season Pass-plans that might be a quick solution UNTIL.

    Because I feel left out, that only PLUS Subscribers can get the PEGI16 PEGI18 Demos…

    It’s a problem since 6 years… so how about a solution…

    What’s your stance on that Ross?

  • so no plus mid-month treats this month have you decided not to bother with them from now on

  • Still no sign of the Oil Stain DLC for ModNation?

  • Hello Ross, a few questions:

    1) I recently noticed Uncharted 2 DLC was cut in price, but when I go on it now it appears as though I haven’t bought it. It appears in my download history, but the red basket icon is no longer there. Would it be possible to fix this in case I get to download 1000 and can’t find the item on my download list?

    2) Tombi? ETA?

    3) Should have reported this a while ago, but there is an issue with Burnout Paradise. It seems that the game will suddenly auto-wipe your save file and force you to watch that annoying intro video which you can’t skip. Can you see if EA could patch this game?

    • Hi Bealinator

      1) You will have to contact customer services about this.

      2) Sadly I don’t know but Ross is looking into it.

      3) Again, this is one for customer services.

      Sorry I can’t be of more help dude

  • Persona 3 Portable is out on 7th September


  • Weak update? Man, some people are never satisfied…

  • Hi Ross, my copy of Deus Ex:HR Augmented Edition arrived early, do you know if the DLC code will work after the store publish today or should I wait until Friday?

    Thanks :)

    • Hi GothPunk

      I would suggest waiting for Friday’s offical release before trying your code. If it does work before then that’s great but I can’t guarantee it will work before Friday.

  • Anyway we can Pre-Order RE4 and get 30 days free plus :p

  • Any news on the PROMISED Playstation Plus mid-month treats?

  • I put this on the other update but great set of psp offers!

    Question: Do you know if we will see any more pinball hero tables/packs in the future (or is that not something you would know)?

  • And…not even a single PSP game released since June. That means infinitely more games released for iOS (1112 Episode 03 or Hector Episode 02 as an example of interesting games) this summer.

    And the PSP sale doesn’t have anything by Square Enix.

    Meanwhile, I just replaced the PS3 in my room by a Wii to play Xenoblade Chronicles, just for your info.

  • I’ll try Warhammer 40000: SM Demo.

  • Hey Ross, what’s going on at the minute with Resident Evil 2? Last I heard the PAL version wouldn’t work so the NTSC version was being tested or something similar?

    Could you please clear this up for me? :) Thanks.

  • Everytime I see something like the below :

    Disney’s Cars 2: The Video Game (£47.99/€59.99)

    A little piece of me dies.

  • Hello Ross,
    Still no Eta for Tombi ?
    Is there a chance that we get Breath fo Fire 4 PSOne classics in the foreseeable future ?
    (especially since it was released on the Jap AND Us store recently) I’ve mailed Capcom, but no answers so far …
    How about a NIS sale soon ? (Disgaea 3 DLC, hint hint ^^)

    BTW guys, Persona 3 Portable will be released on the store on september 7th:

  • Disney’s Cars 2: The Video Game (£47.99/€59.99)

    Are they serious? Not that i want the game but this sort of pricing is ridiculous!

    A quick google and i’ve halved the price. Better yet i can play it for 2 hours, get bored and sell it on and get most of my money back!

  • i have pre ordered Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition but where is it for me to download?

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