‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 21st December 2011

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PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Hello fellow gamers and welcome to another edition of the PSN Store ‘Heads-Up’ blog post.
It’s my favourite time of the year, it’s CHRISTMAS!!…. almost. Where we have time to spend with our loved ones and celebrate goodwill to all. Or if you’re anything like me, you get a lot more free time to play some games and earn some trophies. So to help with festive boredom we have some awesome games for you this week.
First off I should mention that we had a late submission and now Jurassic Park: The game is available from the store if you have not seen it there already. We also have the highly requested Dungeon Defenders where you and four friends can try and stop the horde of enemies taking over the dungeons.
I am also excited to see that Oddworlds: Stranger’s Wrath HD in on the store today; this is one not to miss. As well as the HD remakes of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, two of my favourite games from back in the day.
And to ‘wrap up’ (see what I did there?) we have The King of Fighters XIII demo available on the store today.
So that’s it for another week and for 2011. All that is left to say is have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year on and all. Hopefully will see some of you online.

PlayStation Plus Discount

  • Dungeon Defender – 20% off
  • Christmas Lights Dynamic Theme by Studio Output – 100% off

Special Offer Selection

For more information about the 12 Deals of Christmas, head over to my other blog post here.
However that’s not all! As of the 23rd December we have the Festive Sale starting until the 11th January 2012. So keep an eye out for the blog post for this as it is going to be a big one.

PlayStation Network new content

Full Games (PS3)

  • Ferrari Challenge Deluxe (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 1502 MB

  • Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season (£15.99/€19.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Was released on the 16/12/2011
Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand
File Size: 2240 MB

  • Ico & Shadow of The Colossus Classics (£19.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 8 GB

  • Ico Classics (£13.99/€17.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 1759 MB

  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Portugal, Russian Federation or Ukraine
File Size: 3248 MB

  • Shadow of The Colossus Classics (£13.99/€17.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 6160 MB

  • Sports Champions (£19.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 12

MOVE Required
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 12 GB

  • Supercar Challenge (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 2953 MB

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Dungeon Defender (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 1382 MB

Demos (PS3)

  • The King Of Fighters Xiii Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 224 MB

PSone (PS3/PSP)

  • Gex (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 119 MB

  • Pandemonium (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 81 MB

NeoGeo (PS3)

  • World Heroes (£7.19/€8.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 49 MB

minis (PS3/PSP)

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

Availability: All Locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

Ace Combat Assault Horizon

  • Online Map Pack (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Aircraft Skin Pack 2 (£4.79/€5.99)
  • Boost And Turn (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Compatibility Pack 6 (free)
  • Enhanced Bombs+ (£1.59/€1.99)
  • F-14D Jolly Rogers (£2.39/€2.99)
  • F-15C ‘White Dragon’ (£2.39/€2.99)
  • F/A-18F ‘Jolly Rogers’ (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Quick Assault+ (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Skill Set 3 (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All locales
Batman Arkham City

  • Batman Arkham City – Arkham Bundle Pack (£11.99/€14.99)
  • Batman Arkham City – Arkham City Skins Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Batman Arkham City – Batman Inc. Batsuit Skin (free)
  • Batman Arkham City – Challenge Map Pack

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales
Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends

  • Costume Pack 2 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Excel Stage Pack 1 (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in New Zealand

  • EyePet & Friends – Christmas Pack (free) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales

  • Motorstorm Apocalypse – Festive Livery (free) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All Locales

  • Need For Speed The Run – Signature Edition Booster Pack (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All Locales
Renegade Ops

  • Coldstrike Campaign (£3.59/€4.49)
  • Reinforcement Vehicle Pack (£1.99/€2.49)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: Not available in Germany

  • Saints Row the Third – Warrior Pack (£1.99/€2.49) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany

  • LBP 2 – The Electric Mayhem Costume Pack (£4.79/€5.99)
    (Includes the following content, also available separately)
  • Animal Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Floyd Pepper Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Janice Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Zoot Costume (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locals
Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planewalkers 2012

  • Dark Heavens Foil (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Dark Heavens Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Forest’s Fury Foil (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Forest’s Fury Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Ghoulkeeper Foil (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Ghoulkeeper Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)
  • March To War Foil (£0.79/€0.99)
  • March To War Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales
Rock Band Network

  • Courage – Alien Ant Farm (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Cry Of An Eagle – Free Spirit (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Echo – Dance for the Dying (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Selkies: The Endless Obsession – Between the Buried and Me (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Show Me What You’ve Got – Powerman 5000 (£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

  • Experience Jimi Hendrix Pack 01 (£5.99/€8.99)
    (Includes the following content, also available separately)
  • All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Angel – Jimi Hendrix (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Dolly Dagger – Jimi Hendrix (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Freedom – Jimi Hendrix (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Gypsy Eyes – Jimi Hendrix (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Long Hot Summer Night – Jimi Hendrix (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix (Slight Return) (Live)

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
Warhammer 40000: Space Marine

  • Alpha Legion Chapter Skin (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Blood Angels Chapter Skin (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Salamanders Chapter Skin (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Chaos Unleashed pack (£6.29/€7.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All Locales
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

  • Who Wants To Be A Music Millionaire? (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales

Studio Themes (PS3/PSP)


  • (PS3) Zerbamine Dynamic Theme by Erwin Koh (£2.39/€2.99)
  • (PSP) Zerbamine Theme by Erwin Koh (£0.79/€0.99)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)


  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD – Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Earth View Theme (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Dynamic impressive beach theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Sea Waves And Rocks Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Destination: Madagascar Paradise (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Liverpool Dynamic Theme (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Mayan Temple (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Dynamic holiday in Turkey theme four (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Statue at Piazza Del Popolo Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Dynamic Horror Theme 3 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Utherworlds: Aadyasha (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Utherworlds: Cohabitations (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Utherworlds: Reckoning Day (£1.99/€2.49)


  • Dynamic Christmas Pinup Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Utherworlds: Christmas Town (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Dynamic Christmas tree with snow theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Christmas Background Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Christmas snow falling theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Christmas Tree In Crystal Ball Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Christmas tree lights theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Christmas tree theme two (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Christmas winter scene theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic falling snow theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic New Year Confetti Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic New Year Fireworks Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic winter snow at Christmas theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Christmas tree lights theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Real Madrid Dynamic Theme (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Dynamic Swing Ride Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Armageddon Riders Merry Xmas (Free)

Videos (PS3)

  • Access Episode 014
  • WWE ’12 Launch Trailer
  • Yakuza Dead Souls – Weapons Trailer
  • Signature Edition Booster Pack
  • Assassin’s Creed® Revelations – Ps3 Trailer
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Story Trailer
  • Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Destiny And Fate Trailer
  • Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Factions & Fae Trailer
  • Renegade Ops Coldstrike Campaign Trailer
  • Renegade Ops Reinforcement Vehicle Pack Trailer
  • Motorstorm Rc Trailer

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  • Hi Andy
    I wanted to know the current the status of Crash Bash, this game as been asked for since the beginning of the year and Ross said it would be released at the end of year if it passes Q&A first time.
    I just wanted to know has it has passed or failed Q&A, at least give me an indication as if it has failed then I don’t have to get my hopes high as to it getting released on PSN.
    Please ask Ross to give a CLEAR ANSWER on the Status of this game.

  • Hi Andy, I’d be very grateful if you’d respond!
    Recenty Square Enix released lots of PSP games like Dissidia 012, FF4 CC and Tactics Ogre as PSP essentials, and you can now buy them at around £8 each! Can you please update the PSN versions of these games with the new prices??? I understand that retail games can be cheaper because of in store offers, but why should the PSN versions be so much more expensive if the £8 pricing is official?

    • This would have to come from the publisher to request the price change as we can not implement this without their approval, so hopefully this will happen soon.

  • Hi Andy
    Please answer
    Can you please ask Telltale games to release” Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures” full four episodes on PSN as they were previously released on Xbox live and PC in 2009 and have not been released on PSN.
    Why haven’t they already been released on PSN?
    And also can please ask THQ to release “Puss in Boots” the movie videogame on PSN as I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
    Many thanks

    • I suggest you ak them directly as they are more likely to listen to a customer who wishes to buy the games then myself. However I will ask as these would be great to have.

  • Yay, Shadow of The Colossus! :)

  • If the “festive” sale is as terrible as the 12 deals of christmas have been, my wallet will stay firmly closed.
    As for me i’ll be getting Stranger and Dungeon Defenders. But probably not til after christmas

  • No avatars? Ehhhh :(

  • When can we expect Trine 2 ?
    Next week ?

  • Merry Christmas to the Playstation store team.

  • No mention of the GT5 DLC. I assume that’s just being added as a matter of course.
    Also, Dungeon Defenders!!!! Finally woohoo!

  • 1st let me say merry christmas to all lol and secondley no spyro befor christmas =[ i thought we where going to get it before christmas ????? kinda peeved but not your fault andy =] so any news when we can expect it ?????? BTW MERRY CHRISTMAS

    • Thanks dude and Merry Christmas to you too.
      Yes very dissapointing about Spyro and I don’t really know what is happening with it now but I will try and find out.

  • no christmas deals and GT5 dlc ? what is this madness
    also when can we have arc of lad its been since october that we havnt got it
    when is tomba coming i was hoping for it over christmas

    • There is a Christmas Sale, well it is called the ‘Festive Sale’ as stated above but it does not start until the 23rd December.
      As for the GT5 Dlc, this is out today but I left it out of the above blog post for operational reasons (long story, will not bore you with it.) So Sorry for the confusion there.
      Arc the Lad – still waiting to hear back from the publisher but I think we will see this early in 2012 and in that month you will get 2 games instead of one so you don’t miss out.

  • wauw it´s a pretty horrible update 2 be honest i was hoping on
    Arc the lad or some hyperdimension neptunia avatars seems anything anime related seems 2 hard for you guys 2 get or you guys either not care about.
    considering still no resident evil 2-3 and you guys are like 6 years behind U.S now there is actually no point in having a E.U account with this kinda content.

  • “Can you please ask Telltale games to release” Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures” full four episodes on PSN as they were previously released on Xbox live and PC in 2009 and have not been released on PSN.”
    I’ll second that!

  • Is the GT5 family pack and DLC2 up today?

  • Aahhh… i hoped for a Plus Christmas present.
    Too bad :(
    But i’m not complaining anymore, since “cloud save” saved my gaming life after an unreadable harddisk!

  • Oh, hey, a KoF XIII demo, I’ll definitely try that out.
    This might be a bit out there, I’m not expecting a positive answer but; Any chance of getting Disgaea or even Hyperdimension Neptunia Avatars on the EU store? They’re both on the US store.

  • OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! seriously wat kinda update is this!!!!!!!!!! the last one before X-mas and no avatars?!?!?!

  • Will be picking up Stranger’s Wrath ( I did say to the developers in their blog post I’d pick it up!) though I thought there was supposed to be a PSN+ discount? I might pick up Gex too since I’ve always wanted to play the very original but never found it. I may also pick up Pandemonium since I did love that when I was younger.
    Anyway, thanks for the blog updates, Merry Christmas Andy and the rest of the blog team. Have fun and enjoy your presents :D!

    • I was unaware of a Stranger’s Wrath discount, where did that information come from?
      My pleasure about the blog and have yourself a very merry christmas too!

  • Is the second Car Pack for Gran Turismo 5 not coming today?

  • Hi, when will you fix the in game playstation store for white knight chronicles 2? Currently we cannot purchase any in game content such as georama parts, it just says ‘error obtaining product information’. Thanks

  • Hi Andy nice update since you didnt read my mg last week and i hope aswer this time around
    1. I was wondering since i didnt got you aswer last week that i couldnt contact sega if they bringing all the sonic games on the store and i wonder if you could ask them for me.
    2. Is there any chance going to brink Duke Nuken 3D to ps1 classics
    3. This not qestion just want to say merry xmas to you andy and the tearm of psn and i know work very hard and hope to see great things in the new year 212.

    • Sorry did not reply last week, was a bad week for me. Anyhue to help in your search for answers:
      1) Well thats a big questions because there are ALOT of sonic games. however they have brought a lot and they are bringing more but I would suggest you ask them directly on the blog. Do remember that even though people might not respond to blogs, they do read them.
      2) I have no idea… So don’t get your hopes up but I can look into it.
      3) Thanks dude and Merry Christmas to you too!

  • Are we going more update for the psp after the PSV launch. Also are we gonna get DJMax games in store as well.

  • Where is TRINE 2??
    Damn 360 gets it worldwide today, PS3 only in the US?
    Who is to blame?
    How come PS3 owners so often get 2nd class treatment??
    Nobody likes that!
    Besides that a pretty darn good update I must admit!
    Lot’s of good new stuff and some long overdue stuff (Jurassic Park & Dungeon Defenders)!
    Who was to blame for these delays? Maybe it’s the same culprit? :)

  • Will Ico & SotC saves from the disk version work on these versions if I were to buy them?

  • Is there any news on why the Jurassic Park Playstation Plus codes haven’t been sent out yet? Which you said would be out by last Sunday.
    I’ve contacted Playstation Support and they are none the wiser.

  • Wait what? Where’s Trine 2? Didn’t buy the PC version because i expected it to be released today, but well too bad then, i’ll get it on PC. And we don’t even get the Alice PS PLUS trial that the US weeks ago.

  • No update on December 28th?

  • No day one discount on Oddworld Strangers Wrath for PlayStation Plus members? I’m sure this was hinted at back at the beginning of the month.

  • No Trine 2? It’s out on XBLA today, so why isn’t it out on PSN EU?
    And still no PS2 or new NEO-GEO stuff. Oh Sony, how I wish you were better.

    • Not sure what has happened to Trine 2 but I am trying to find out.
      as for Neo-Geo, we do have a new game for this today:
      NeoGeo (PS3)
      World Heroes (£7.19/€8.99) Rating: PEGI 12
      Sadly still no PS2 games… very gutted myself as I was also hoping before Christmas but we should see these early next year.

  • hello. I saw that there’s a Zen Pinball table on the US store last week and Trine 2 yesterday. Are they coming to the EU store soon?

  • Hi Andy,
    How about the GT5 DLC Car Pack 2? Please tell me that it goes live today too. What time is the UK store update? Many thanks.

    • Yes the GT5 stuff does go live today so do not fear.
      There is a slight hold up with the store publish today but should be sorted before 17:30 (GMT)

  • Oh, and Merry Christmas guys!

  • Hello Andy, good afternoon to you.
    Thanks for the update, I shall be downloading this week’s episode of Access & perhaps a few other things.
    I have one question though – can we expect to see the Grand Theft Auto V announcement trailer on the Store? I think we usually get Rockstar’s latest trailers & gameplay videos not long after they are released (thinking of Red Dead, Max Payne 3 & GTA IV. Also, I’m sure that The Last of Us’ reveal trailer was added to the Store on the very same day as the game itself was announced!) which I am very grateful for. But the reason I ask is some time has passed since the trailer was released and I’m beginning to worry that it may not be added.
    Thanks again and I wish you, the entire SCE team & everyone reading a merry Christmas!

  • fantastic update.
    I will take:
    -renegade dlc
    -planewalkers 2012 dlc
    -dungeon defender
    and maybe more when I checked out the rest

  • We aren’t getting PS2 classics this year after all, are we?

    • nope… I am really sorry I really did try but it is out of my hands. We will see them very early next year and to be honest its a good thing we are waiting because we will be releasing some games on launch that you will REALLY want.

  • Is the Renegade Ops dlc not being available in Germany just a delay or won’t we get it at all?

  • Will the EU store ever see Alundra for PS1?

  • @andy
    any actual hope on U.S ps1 imports.

    • I really hope so! I keep asking and I keep getting told “They are coming” but with no ETA…
      I will keep chasing however as I want them for my PSP.

  • what? you are kidding me right no avatars i thought we were going to get the last of us avatars today please respond andy to my question

  • Andy How are you why is Jurassic Park not in Australia if its about the age rating it already rated link below So when will Aus have Jurassic park Please http://www.classification.gov.au/www/cob/find.nsf/5b6ebdff7f5b9a24ca2575ca00062226/16eef91fabdcf4fbca25796c0057f8a3?OpenDocument

    • I am very well thanks! However you sound a little distressed so lets see if I can help.
      I have been informed that Jurassic Park is coming to AUZ but there was indeed a hold up with the rating so I don’t have an ETA.
      Sorry I can’t tell you anymore.

  • Any news on the release date of postal 3 for PS3?
    I know its probably a disc-game but its always worth the try ;-)

  • Where is the GT5 DLC for car pack 2???

  • Pandemonium, finally!!!!!!!!!!!!! The US store got it what, 6 months ago? Was starting to think we would never get it!
    When will we be getting PS2 games? Another thing the US store has had for months, and EU is still waiting for. I seriously doubt will ever be getting a R&C and GTA HD collections, so I wish sony would hurry up and bring PS2 PSN support to EU so we can at least download them instead. Simpson’s games would be cool too, I really miss playing Simpson’s hit and run!
    Anyway, merry Christmas all and a happy new year!

  • I was hoping for Plus discount on Stranger’s Wrath. I guess I will just wait for a sale.

  • Where is the WWE ’12 Divas DLC pack? THQ said it would be released today, i’m sure US got it yesterday & Xbox LIVE got it yesterday as I downloaded it. (Not bothered as I have the game on 360, just curious really)

  • Hey andy, Merry Christmas
    Was hopping the sale would have started today but I can wait 3 days :)
    Also just to let you know the price is missing for Batman Arkham City – Challenge Map Pack and wasnt there meant to be a free LBP 2 winter pack?

    • Oops… my bad sorry I missed the price.
      As for the LBP2 winter pack, yes that is also available today. Sorry I did not add that but there was an issue before launch and was not 100% sure it was going live. As it has now I will try and get the blog updated.
      Thanks and Merry Christmas

  • TO ALL:
    Just went to Gamestation to pick up a £25 PSN voucher in readiness for Strangers Wrath. To my disbelief, they are currently selling off their £35 PSN cards for £25! Also picked up Warhammer Space Marine New & sealed for £12.49!
    One happy gamer here :) Apart from the staff who asked why am I purchasing one for, considering the PS3 is just a glorified Blu Ray Player….how many times have I heard that one! Some people just don’t understand ;) Talk about trying to put customers off!

  • Really nice update…
    is there not coming an update next week..?
    and I remember something about PS2 games coming to EU PSN before the year ends.. :ó(

    • Sadly no update next week…
      As for PS2, this has been delayed so I apologies for this as I was hoping for it befoer Christmas too, we will see this early in the year for 2012 however.

  • Nice update I’ll pick up a few things, I haven’t bought off the store for a while as nothing’s really taken my fancy but my interest has been piqued this week.
    To all in the store team have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

  • No PS Plus discount on Shadow of the Colossus or Oddworld?

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