‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 12th October 2011

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 12th October 2011

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Hello everybody, today we have some games and downloadable content I hope you will enjoy including Castlevania: Harmony Of Despair, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and much more, see below for the full content list.

Sideway: New York is available from today, find out if you have got what it takes to battle your way through a twisted graffiti world! Beware, in Sideway New York, you’re in a world where your favourite colour might just kill you! So try out the trial today, I know I will be.

Also for you Dragon Age 2 fans, we have the Mark of the Assassin expansion pack available. Embark on a thrilling adventure of deception and intrigue alongside a mysterious assassin.

Resistance 3 gets an expansion pack today with the Survival Pack. Take back a piece of your homeland from the Chimera or conquer new territory as a Chimeran soldier with this Invasion multiplayer game mode, along with four new character skins and an exclusive static theme.

And finally we have the Call of Duty Sale starting today, including some great content for you guys to expand your games and get those trigger fingers in training.

So that’s it for another week from me, have fun.

PlayStation Plus new content

  • 20% off all new Studio themes
  • 25% off Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition for one week only
  • 20% off Renegade Ops for two weeks only

Special Offer Selection


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  • Call of Duty Classic (Was £11.99/€14.99 – Now £6.29/€7.99)
  • Call of Duty 4 Variety – Map Pack (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Call of Duty: World at War – Map Pack 1 (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Call of Duty: World at War – Map Pack 2 (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Call of Duty: World at War – Map Pack 3 (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)
  • Call of Duty: World at War – Map Pack Bundle (Was £19.99/€24.99 – Now £9.99/€12.99)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Stimulus Package (Was £10.99/€13.99 – Now £5.49/€6.99)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Resurgence Package (Was £10.99/€13.99 – Now £5.49/€6.99)

Offers ends on 19th October 2011

PlayStation Network new content

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Castlevania: Harmony Of Despair (£11.99/€14.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in New Zealand

  • Real Steel (£7.99/€6.29) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Australia, Croatia, Germany, India, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and UAE

  • Sideway: New York Trial (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales

Full Games (PS3)

  • Bolt (£11.99/€14.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales

  • Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All Locales

  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (£49.99/€69.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All Locales

Demos (PS3)

  • DanceStar Party Demo Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales

Minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • Nocturnal (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

Ace Combat Assault Horizon

  • Acah F-4E (Limited Edition) (free)
  • Compatibility Pack 1 (free)
  • Skill Pack 1 – Mg Cool Down+ (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Skill Pack 2 – Enhanced Dfm+ (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Skill Pack 3 – Enhanced Asm+ (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locals

  • Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer – Special Pack (£1.99/€2.49) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales

  • Dragon Age 2 – Mark of the Assassin (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All Locales

Dynasty Warriors 7

  • Costume Pack 4 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • New Stage & Bgm Pack 3 (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Stage Pack 4 (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: Not Available in New Zealand

  • Duke Nukem Forever – Hail to the Icons Parody Pack (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All Locales


  • Weekend Pursuits Costume Kit (£2.39/€2.99)
    (Includes the following content, also available separately)
  • Skier Costume (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Angler Costume (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Caver Costume (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Golfer Costume (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

Resistance 3 – Survival Pack (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All Locales

Rock Band Network

  • Alaska (2X Bass Pedal) – Between the Buried and Me (£0.99/€1.49)
  • City Of Corruption (2X Bass Pedal) – Amberian Dawn (£0.99/€1.49)
  • City Of Corruption – Amberian Dawn (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Doppelgänger – Freezepop (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Morte Et Dabo (2X Bass Pedal) – Asking Alexandria (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Soy Bomb – Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives (£0.59/€0.79)
  • The Space For This (2X Bass Pedal) – Cynic (£0.99/€1.49)
  • The Space For This – Cynic (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Your Troubles Will Cease And Fortune Will Smile Upon You – After the Burial (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Your Troubles Will Cease And Fortune Will Smile Upon You (2X Bass Pedal) – After the Burial (£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


Tomb Raider Anniversary

  • Lara Croft #1
  • Lara Croft #2
  • Lara Croft #3
  • Lara Croft #4
  • Lara Croft #5
  • Lara Croft #6
  • Lara Croft #7
  • Classic Lara Croft #1
  • Classic Lara Croft #2

Avatars are available separately @ £0.20/€0.25 each

Armageddon Riders

  • Armageddon Logo1
  • Armageddon Logo2

Avatars are available separately @ £0.20/€0.25 each

EyePet Avatars

  • FrankensteinPet
  • SkeletonPet
  • MummyPet

Avatars are available separately @ £0.20/€0.25 each

The Studio Themes (PS3)

  • A Trip into the Unknown Static Theme by Velvet Spectrum vs Megamunden (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Beckorama Static Theme by Rebecca Johnson (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Peckham-on-Sea Dynamic Theme by Paintshop Studio (£2.39/€2.99)

Themes (PS3)


  • 3D Shapes (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Abstract Rings (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Mood (£1.19/€1.49)


  • Rochard Theme 1 (free)
  • Rochard Skyrig Theme (free)


  • Virtual Landscapes (£1.19/€1.49)


  • Flying Tiger Themes – Frisco Sunsets (£1.59/€1.99)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)


  • 3D City (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Blue Lasers (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Colored Smoke (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Starfield Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • My Pet Zombie: Back Alley! (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Great Life Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Secret Pond Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Relaxing Street Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Volcano And Lighting Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Dd Heroes Wallpaper (free)
  • Rochard Wallpaper 1 (free)
    Rochard Wallpaper 2 (free)
  • Sideways New York Wallpaper 1 (free)
    Sideways New York Wallpaper 2 (free)
    Sideways New York Wallpaper 3 (free)
    Sideways New York Wallpaper 4 (free)

Videos (PS3)

  • Access TV – Episode 004
  • Free Realms Trailer
  • Real Steel – Promoted Trailer
  • Sonic Generations Megadrive Era Trailer
  • Sideway: New York Trailer (SOE)

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  • hey what about uncharted free avatars for plus oh and can you do 100% discount for re5 gold please for all?

  • Nice update, thanks

    Is Oddworld oddbox still on track to come out this month?

    thanks you

  • Resident Evil 4 and Code X avatars? Pleaseeeeee XD

  • Looks like a good few games and gear…has the elemental montsters pics bean changed?

  • Whoa 8 euro for the Duke Nukem Forever – Hail to the Icons Parody Pack.

    Glad I got if for free as an Early Access member :-D

  • ^
    | he’s right

  • I thought Fighting Force 2 was to be released this week?

    Might add a bit more content to the PSP listing ;)


  • Yo when are we getting PS2 classics? I wanna play God Hand

  • Unify all Playstation Stores

  • I want MK Arcade Kollection. :)

  • Hi andy

    Can you let us know if there are any new updates on Crash Bash? i.e has it failed anything in Q&A yet?

    can you please ask ross and let us know please.


  • Andy are we ever going to see black ops as a downloadable full game like xbox im lazy you see hahaha

    • No we will not be having the full ‘Only on PSN’ scheme, we will be replicating some of the deals but not all of them. Which ones and when I can’t confirm yet.

  • Hey Andy!

    Is there any info about Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet’s third DLC pack (Doom on the Loose) coming to the EU store? It’s been in the US store for ages.

    I asked about this a few weeks ago and you said you’d investigate.

    And thanks for a nice update!

  • Ok, I’ m trying this again as I got no comment or reply last time…

    I have one question to Sony for a long time:
    Why can’t you update the store at an earlier hour, like noon?
    Why is there never a specific hour and why is it always late (sometimes very late) afternoon?

    Microsoft manages to update their stuff around noon, why does Sony have to give them an “advantage” so to say and always be later then the competition?
    Just wondering…

    Can’t be that difficult to change that and I am sure it would be greatly appreciated by many many people who can and WANT to buy stuff on the store early in the afternoon.
    Not everyone has to work until 5 pm. Go figure. :-)

    View it from this business perspective:
    Think about people with both consoles and little patience. Sony always looses those customers to Xbox because their update is always online hours earlier.
    So people who don’t want to wait playing a multi-platform release will always give MS the money.

    This is so easily avoided, yet Sony seems to sleep in this regard, which makes little sense.

  • nothing for me this week but I still have Atelier Totori and Dead Rising 2 :Off the Record to keep me busy

    just a suggestion – when you offer sales how about some variety? not everyone is interested in FPS lets emulate (insert whatever war era here)

    also when are we getting the guild tickets for White Knight Chronicles 2 – this is the dlc people have been waiting for

    • We will be having more ‘variety’ with sales in the future, we are having some of these smaller bespoke sales as they are very popular but don’t threat, we have our Halloween sale coming up soon and that will have lots of diferent content in it for you to enjoy.

      As for WKC2, this dlc pack is on its way but I don’t have the ETA yet confirmed.

  • Andy, will we ever see the Okami avatars here in EU? I would really love to have those!

  • How comes the plus discount for resident evil code veronica x is gone? We was told it would be up till the end of the month

  • Was going to buy Sideway. US get PS+ discount and we don’t. Any reason for that?

    Not buying it now. Ta for saving me £10

  • Hey Andy,

    Where’s the 1st Mercury Hg DLC that the US got two weeks ago?


  • ooo DanceStar party demo, that could be fun, or I could keel over from the unhealthy I am lol

  • So Square-Enix were lying?

    “More PSOne Classics? You got it. Fighting Force 2 will be available on the PlayStation Store as soon as this week’s update goes live. A perfect addition to your PSOne Classic collection, especially after you picked up the original Fighting Force when it came out a few weeks ago. You did that, right?

    Don’t forget, PSOne Classics are playable on both your PS3 and PSP. You can get your hands on it on Wednesday, after the PlayStation Store updates, for just £3.99/€4.99.”

    So are we getting anything new to replace Arc the Lad in the Plus section? Because you have basically taken away our free PSone game.

    • Once Arc the Lad returns with the english text version I am pretty sure you will get this with your PLUS deal as originally planned however as I do not deal with PLUS I will try and get Ross to confirm this.

  • Wow some really good deals this week! I just platinumed World at War, so might consider shelling out for the map packs, or maybe just the Call of Duty Classic deal!

    25% off Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition is pretty sweet!

    Andy, any word on Resident Evil avatars or even the PSOne Imports? Thanks, keep up the good work! Also, if you could sort out a discount on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed add ons that would be great! :D

  • Any news on Arc the Lad being fixed? Or will us PS+ users be given another game instead?

    • Arcf the Lad is being fixed, sadly I don’t have an ETA yet, once it is then it is my understanding that PLUS members will get it for free, however I can’t confirm this but Ross will.

  • Yay for Mark of the Assassin! I don’t care what haters say, I enjoyed Dragon age 2 immensely and it will be good to go adventuring as Hawke, once again.
    And in the company of Felicia Day, too. Big plus.

  • When are we going to get the Cursed Crusade demo the US got yesterday? Also can you please look into getting some Dark Souls avatars onto the store please :)

  • Quick Q any word on FEZ read last week that it had been delayed till 2012. Just wondering if there was an update on this?

    Anyways back to the slow grind of waiting for something good I guess. Last week was a nice break amongst the lack of decent content that normally comes out thanks to Crysis and Eufloria.

  • Well done on the Borderlands GOTY deal last week.
    The asking price was much more in line with the price of the retail version available from stores.

    Hopefully we’ll see continue to see similar good deals on the digital versions from the PS Store in the future.

    With the release of inFamous 2: Festival of Blood soon, why not discount the full game and bundle it with the dlc for £25 or so. £47.99 is ridiculous when you consider it’s available for as little as £17.95 online. The same goes for other titles like Mass Effect 2 which can be bought at <60% of the PS Store price vs. the retailers.


    Hi Andy,

    I hope you can help.

    I bought “Resident Evil: Code Veronica” when it was released, but each time I try to download it, it changes from the 4,300mb to 601mb… and the install fails… :(



    • That’s weird?!?!?!

      Hum… not sure what I can do to help, sorry. I suggest you call customer services and hopefully they can assist you.

  • Nothing for me today really as I already finished Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition a while ago. Nice update for people who don’t have RES 5 Gold Edition.

  • For Christs Sake. Andy, can you ask your contacts at Konami, Square, Capcom and lets throw in SCEE the reasons why they choose not to release their games in NZ. If it is a ratings issue then something needs to be fixed.

    Was looking forward to Harmony of Despair.

    Also will Plus users be receiving a free PSOne game this month? Seems a bit rude to make a mistake and then not offer an alternative.

    And my final standard question is will NZ Plus users ever receive their replacement games for Soul Reaver and Lead and Gold.

    Thanks for your time.

    • I am talking to the publishers all about the AUS and NZ releasing issue, as it really is a missed opportunity for them but as I am sure you understand, it’s up to them where they release there games.

      As for the PSOne issue, when Arc the Lad is fixed its my understanding that you will get this but sadly I can’t confirm, I will talk to Ross about this.

  • Hi Andy,

    As part of the Plus team, is there really no way for you to get the right people to look into this major issue for me?

    I have lost access to all previously downloaded free games and DLC (pre September). My Plus subscription has never expired since Day 1 of Plus and is still running. I can’t re-download the games, because they have disappeared from my download list. When I navigate to one of the affected items in the Store I have to buy it.

    I posted a more detailed description of the situation in the Heads Up Store posts on 21st and 28th September. Both times you replied that I had to contact customer service even though I stated that I had already contacted them in early September (the Danish Playstation customer service at Nordisk Film).

    They just told me that they would forward the request to SCEE because they don’t handle PSN issues. They have ignored a recent attempt from me to get an update on when I could expect something to be done by SCEE to rectify the problem.


    • Hi Bjarno86

      I am sorry to hear this and that customer services could not help, I will see if I can contact the right people about this but as I am not part of the PLUS team I have not direct input into it.

  • Hey Andy, I know it’s not your responsibility to handle the Plus stuff, but could you ask if they could maybe try giving some free stuff in the Plus mid month treats rather than always discounts?

    I mean, discounts are great and all, but some DLC or avatars and themes or something would be nice.

  • Good selection of stuff this week. Although you forgot to list the Rock Band 3 tracks for this week(the Blink 182 pack and Clash song)

  • Gah, where’s Ross?

    I want to tell him to buy you (Andy) a drink or something cause you do a really good job I think!

  • This is ridiculous; as a PS+ subscriber I demand to have something to complaint about everytime the store is updated and all you have given me is awesome COD discounts and Castlevania: Harmony of Sorrows!

    Can someone at Sony please look in to this, as I feel by giving me a satisfactory store update you are missing out out on one of the main reasons I signed up to the service.


    • Hang on, I’ll try and break the Plus icon on your blog avatar. Do let us know if you lack problems in future, and we’ll look into it.

  • Hey andy ..

    last week u said u would ask around for Free Realms in the Netherlands .. since many people said (including me) we dont really need dutch spoken games (they do suk ;p )

    For example World of warcraft isnt in dutch luckily .. lol

    So any word on Free Realms ?

    Oh .. and the Mortal Kombat Arcade collection still isnt in store either ??

    • Interesting you asked about this, I have talked to SOE about this and will bve having further discussions about it tonight, hopefully I will get you some good results but until I know more we are in the dark about it still.

      Fingers crossed.

  • Still no sign of the Fallout discounts that every other network (XBL, Steam & GFW) have had recently?

    Man it’s expensive being a PSN user.

  • Some Hyderdimension Neptunia/Disgaea Avatars please?

  • look who moaning now the revenge of SCEE don’t worry SE doesn’t lie they just reluctant.

    taken from last week post october 4th.

    “ps2 titles soon”

    Sony soon means delay.

    i do believe fighting force 2 will be in today pathetic update.

  • Where are the Harmony of Despair DLCs?

  • Somebody should punch THQ for charging £50 for Space Marine… It’s called missing an opportunity! If that was well priced first week out, much higher chance for exposure that at that rediculous price!

  • So, no discounts as in US…. Shocker….

    Will be doing all my shopping on the US store this month it would seem. Good thing I have US PS+, and all the games are 20-30% cheaper there before adding US-only discounts!

    Amazon, here I come!

  • What about the “inFamous 2: Festival of Blood” DLC preorder (with free PS3 theme) offer? Thank you ;)

  • Damn, you guys are eating my wallet. RE5 should only be £12 with the discount, then next week am buying GT5 DLC & the Dead Nation DLC. My bank loves you guys. ;)

  • Resident Evil 5 Gold Etition for me

  • Omg look at that…

    Real Steel PEGI 12

    Availability: Not available in Australia, Croatia, Germany, India, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine and UAE

    why andy Why? i expected it from a pegi 18 but not a pegi 12

    & here is a good example of i loath SCEI region & like our BBFC then PEGI when this happens so what the excuse this time being to violet was it lol :)

  • when do we get two world 2 Pirates of the Flying Fortress Expansion Pack its been out on xbox live longtime now and we was promis this week it will be on Psn :-(

  • Where’s RE2 and RE3?

  • It’s an ok update. Some questions:

    Res Evil Avatars?
    RE2&3 Freebies (like US got)
    Is there any hope that EU PS+ will buck up and match the US?

    Apart from that, Andy you are a stellar community guy, I am very impressed by the quantity of posts you reply to.

    • Res Evil avatars? Which are you refering too buddy?

      RE2 & 3 – Not yet and I don’t have anymore details, sorry.

      Eu PS+ – Sadly this is a question for Ross, not me.

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