‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update 11th January 2012

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‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update 11th January 2012

Amy for PS3 (PSN)

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Greetings! Another week brings another content update to the PlayStationStore!
To start with, we have AMY from Lexis Numerique – a survival horror game not for the faint of heart.
If you’re too frightened then there’s Zack Zero, a 3D platform action title from Crocodile.
Demo wise we have Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Asura’s Wrath to play around with – two games I am greatly looking forward to!
This week also brings more content for titles ranging from Battlefield 3 (pew pew pew!) to EyePet (pet pet pet?)
Finally, at the bottom of this post you will find answers to some of the most frequent questions in the comments from last week’s post. We’re taking this approach because, while we would love to answer everyone and everything instantly, sometimes giving an accurate answer requires further research, legal clearance or approval from one of our third-party partners. We will still get involved in the comments and endeavour to respond as much as we can; if you’re query isn’t answered right away then rest assured that we do read them and hopefully it will be addressed in the following week’s FAQ.

PlayStation Plus Discount

For PLUS this week we have a 20% discount on Darksiders. Additionally, PS Plus members also save extra on some of the special offers we’ll be announcing here later today.

Full Games (PS3)

  • AMY (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 1615MB

  • Zack Zero (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 783MB

  • Darksiders (£11.99/€14.99)Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 10GB

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • Psycho Soldier (£1.99/€2.49) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 13.5MB

  • Victory Road (£1.99/€2.49) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 15MB

  • Trailblazer (£1.99/€2.49) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: Only available in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom.
File Size: 27MB

Demos (PS3)

  • GRAND SLAM TENNIS 2 Demo Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 Demo Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All Locales
File Size: 1.5GB

  • Asura’s Wrath Demo Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Germany
File Size: 800MB

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • The King of Fighters XIII – Mr.Karate (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales

  • Funky Lab Rat
  • Challenges Pack (£2.39/€2.99)

(Includes the following content, also available separately)

  • Even more challenges (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Funky Lab Rat New Challenges (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Magic 2012 Pack 3 (£1.99/€2.49)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

  • Eyepet
  • Eyepet & Friends – Cookery Kit (£2.39/€2.99)

(Includes the following content, also available separately)

  • Chef Costume (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Cooking Stickers Pack (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Cooking Soft Play Blocks Pack (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Cooking Patterns Pack (£0.40/€0.49)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales

  • Disgaea 4
  • Adell (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Laharl Kaiser V (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Rozalin (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands

  • Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Brawler Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • Battlefield 3

This content has been pushed back until next week Tuesday.

  • SPECACT Kit & Dog Tag Bundle (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Netherlands, Slovenia

  • Little Big Planet 2
  • New Year Firework Costume (1 Week Only)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

  • Dancestar Party
  • Mix 6 (£5.49/€6.99)

(Includes the following content)

  • Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives
  • Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’S Homeless)
  • Tlc – Creep
  • M-People – Movin’ On Up

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales


  • Disney Universe
  • Abu (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Aladdin (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Alice (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Angelica (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Ariel (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Baloo (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Barbosa (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Blackbeard (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Burne (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Celia (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Cheshire (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Cockroach (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Donaldduck (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Duclu (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Duquorra (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Dusamflynn (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Dutron (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Eve (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Gibbs (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Goofy (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Iago (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Jacksparrow (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Jafar (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Jasmine (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Madhatter (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Mickeymouse (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Mike (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Minniemouse (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Mo (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Nemo (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Pumbaa (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Rafiki (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Randall (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Rapunzel (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Redqueen (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Robinhood (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Scar (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Simba (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Stitch (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Sulley (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Sushichef (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Timon (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Tinkerbell (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Walle (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Whiterabbit (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Beserker (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Darius Cover (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Darius Hammer Drop (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Darius Nano Forge (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Darius Profile (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Kara (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Ravager (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Rings (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Rings Branded (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Cyrus Temple (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Fleur De Lis (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Genki Ethical (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Genkimobile (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Joe Cola Logo (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Johnny Gat (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Killbane (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Matt Miller (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Oleg (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Panda (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Phillipe Loren (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Pierce (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Professor Genki (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Shaundi (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Sr3 City (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Sr3 Logo (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Stag Logo (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Tiger (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Viola And Kiki (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Zimos (£0.20/€0.25)
  • PixelJunk SideScroller
  • Avatar Bundle 2 (£0.79/€0.99)

(Includes the following content, also available separately)

  • 2P Machine Gun Ship Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Bullet Swarm Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Hermit Crab Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Train Boss Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Q-Games Logo Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Avatar Bundle 4 (£0.79/€0.99)

(Includes the following content, also available separately)

  • 1P Bomber Ship Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Cannons Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Bat Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • E.R.S. Pinita Colada Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Pixeljunk Crown Avatar (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Carnival Island
  • Avatar Bundle 3 (£0.79/€0.99)

(Includes the following content, also available separately)

  • Queenie The Numbat (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Champ The Lake Monster (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Fingers The Racoon (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Nathan The Koala (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Seth The Turtle (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Avatar Bundle 4 (£0.79/€0.99)

(Includes the following content, also available separately)

  • Oscar The Fox (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Captain Spaghetti The Jellyfish (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Harley The Hippo (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Peaches The Elephant (£0.21/€0.25)
  • Fallstaff The Swallow (£0.21/€0.25)

Studio Themes (PSP)

  • PS3 DNA Static Theme by Craig Redman (£1.59/€1.99)
    PSP DNA Static Theme by Craig Redman (£0.79/€0.99)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Places/Landmarks
  • Dynamic holiday in Mediterranean theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Nature
  • Dynamic lions theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic relaxing sunset theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic sea and forest scenery theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic snow dust theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Glowing Jellyfish (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • Dynamic space vortex theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Seasonal
  • Dynamic Claus of War Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Videos (PS3)

  • Access TV
  • Sonic Cd Launch Trailer
  • Top Gun: Hard Lock Official Trailer

Permanent Price Drops

  • House of the Dead: OVERKILL (Was £27.99/€34.99 – Now £19.99/€24.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Germany

  • Sonic Generations (Was £31.99/€39.99 – Now £19.99/€24.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales

  • Mad Blocker Alpha: ROTF (Was £3.99/€4.99 – Now £1.99/€2.49) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales

  • Ninjamurai (Was £2.49/€2.99 – Now £1.74/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales

  • Revoltin’ Youth (Was £1.74/€1.99 – Now £1.24/€1.49) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales
Q. “I bought the Fortune Hunter’s Club membership, and I thankfully received three skin packs along with bonus Killzone merchandise. One problem I have though is that you cannot see the Doughnut Lazarevic skin once you buy it. I found it by ‘searching’ the store, but others might not think of that. Could you ask the store people to fix this little problem?”
A. This has now been fixed. Do let us know of other issues and we will try and work on solutions as quick as possible.
Q. Magic: The Gathering – Issue with DLC packs
A. This issue is being looked into and a solution is currently being worked on. We have been told this should be coming very soon. Fingers crossed!
Q. When will the MGS and UMvC3 avatars come out?
A. MGS avatars are currently being submitted so we should hopefully see these shortly. As for UMvC there are prolonging issues with these and are still being investigated.
Q. minis Pick and Mix issue.
A. If you are unable to download your Minimix bundle to your PSP, please contact PlayStation Support.

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  • I have contacted customer services by both phone and email and still have not recieved a Jurassic park code.

  • I have a question: When will Sony be able to release free 16+ rated content in Germany? It’s absolutely a lie when you say that you’re legally not allowed to – you are, you just have to jump trough hoops. And you’d only have to jump through that hoop once! Germany is one of the biggest gaming markets in Europe and we’re still getting treated like second-class gamers. Yes, we know it’s a pain that our government doesn’t make it as easy for you as it is in other countries but Microsoft managed to find a way around that, and other companies have found a way too. And that’s not only because they’re American companies operating from America. I’m worried because we’re more and more moving towards digital distribution and it seems like Sony is not the horse to bet on when it comes to DD. So please tell me if there’s actually anyone working on resolving that issue?

  • what about the download list bug?

    • I am still waiting to hear about the reason/solution for this, as far I can tell all that has happened as it has flipped the order from the newest downloads being at the top to now being at the bottom.

  • Final Fantasy demo :-) but :-( need to wait until.tomorrow when im back home.

  • This is a really good update! ;)
    When we’ll get Trine 2?

  • Is there Move-capabilities in the demo of grand slam tennis 2?

  • Is there going to be another PSP sale sometime soon.

    • Yes there will be another PSP Power sale soon, don’t have the exact dates yet but should be within the next couple of months.

  • Is there anyone that hates PSP more than SCEE?

  • Hi Andy How are you is there any news yet on Jurassic Park for psn in Australia and why is it takeing so long please help Thanks

  • Oh sweet! A demo for FFXIII-2 and Asura’s Wrath! :D
    Also good to hear that the MGS avatars are coming eventually. Also great to see a ton of avatars today. :)
    Lastly it is always nice to see another Access TV.

  • hay Andy… any update from capcom about the resident evil avatars, you know the ones from september:)

  • Saints Row 3 Avatars and Amy for :) Nice Update this Week

  • Cant wait to get my hands on AMY . . . . . No, wait, er . . . . That’s not what I meant !
    On a more serious note I really am looking forward to playing it. Looks brilliant. I noticed the Americans have to wait an extra week for it because they wanted it cheaper to lol.

  • Is there any news on why arc the lad wasn’t put up on the store last week ?

  • Uhh, no Rock Band songs this week? Que?

  • That’s a lot of avatars! :O

  • Noiceee.. will be pickin’ up some of them Disney Avatars. Amy looks fantastic too. xD

  • well if you liked FF13 then you won;t be disappointed as its more of the same except you get a little moggle to follow you around – if you hated FF13 like me then you won’t like FF13-2 either – i really wish Square would remember what it takes to make good games – unfortunately that was Squaresoft that made great memorable games and Square – Enix just puts out visually stunning but vacuous games
    really hoping we get the NIS sale like the US had awhile ago also maybe putting the Disagea3 stuff on sale – especially as the cost for all it around £35 is a bit much

  • Still no TRINE 2 for PS3 in the EU?
    360 got it since 21. December worldwide! US PSN since 20. December.
    Eurogamer revealed recently that the reason is the game failed Sony CE Europe QA.
    Frozenbyte commented saying they don’t understand why, as the game is 100% identical to the US version (even languages).
    So – again – as with Mortal Kombat Arcade and many, many other titles before, a delay of several weeks is due to Sony QA…
    Now I am not one who usually complains a lot here, but…

  • As for UMvC there are prolonging issues with these and are still being investigated.
    so how long are we expected to wait? ive been dying for these 4 ages..

    • Sadly I don’t know as this is in the publishers court, however from the discussion I have been hearing I am not hopeful.

  • Hey Andy :D
    No demo for Amy? thats disappointing to say the least any plans for one?
    Also a little request could you have a talk with Square again about releasing Kingdom Hearts BBS on the store? with the Vita out soon that’s one game i’d like to put onto it
    Thanks :)

  • This may not be the best place to ask this but I can’t think of any other place to do so : when are we going to see playstation content on the Xperia devices (especially the Xperia Play)?

  • What about Rock Band DLC? We’re waiting for 2112 from NYE and the new Hall & Oates tracks, no sign of them yet? Or were they just forgotten in this page?
    And I know it’s not the right place to ask but as it’s STILL not been addressed, what’s happening with Arc The Lad? Come on guys, get your acts together.

  • Good update and great idea the new FAQ is. As always, excellent job, Andy.

  • nice update i’m really looking forward for amy and final fantasy XIII-2 demo and maybe picking up some saints row the third avatars as well as the red faction guerilla avatars thanx for a sweet update thanx andy please see my comment and please see that i am going to ask you kindly but see it not ignore it when are we going to get the last of us avatars honestly and are we going to get the Blue Toad Murder Files Avatars just like US got yesterday in the update and one more thing about some avatars these avatars Monster Hunter Freedom Unite Avatars are we going to get them too please keep me contacted i wanna know about this thanx bro that was a great update for this week maybe next week will be more sweeter and put more games ad stuffs!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I like how Sega prices their PSN games recently. These prices are lower than most retail prices. While I could get them cheaper, buying them via PSN becomes really tempting this way.

  • Where is Arc the Lad for Plus members? It still wasn’t up last time I checked.
    Any news when the first Uncharted 3 DLC is going to appear?

    • I will be investigating the Arc the Lad situation and will try to update you all in next weeks FAQ as I don’t have the answers to hand right now. However what I do know as soon as it is available it will be free for PLUS members for a whole month.
      As for the UC3 DLC, i am waiting for the confirmed release date.

  • when will you release the SNK games that were released on Xbox Live over to PSN?
    Also when will King of Fighters 96 coming out here? It’s already released in US PSN Store.

    • SNK Games – That decision will have to come from SNK if they wish to release them on our console, so you will need to approach them for this, sorry.
      King of Fighters 96 – I have no news on this yet but I will do some digging around and try and find out for you.

  • Ooh, Darksiders under £10 with Plus – rented that for a week not long after it came out but never completed it – may be time to correct that.
    Also, nice idea with the FAQ.

  • Disgaea 4
    Adell (£2.39/€2.99)
    Laharl Kaiser V (£1.59/€1.99)
    Rozalin (£2.39/€2.99)
    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands
    why am i not suprised morons at Nis america.
    have you contacted NIS america yet for those disgaea and hyperdimension neptuna avatars?
    cause a few update´s back you said you diden´t get a reply,
    Funny thing is NIS america said you guys never contacted em and if you actually would they would have hurried it´s release.
    and why don´t you ever add a japanese import game on the list unlike SCEA.
    o ya and secondly the NIS america DLC that hasen´t been added 2 the netherlands yet they say it has 2 be writen in dutch according 2 SCEE rules. is this true and if so it´s retarded cause the full games in english just release DLC and forget about the stupid description in original language.

    • So by your comment I assume that I will be hearing back from NIS shortly, which is very good to hear, good work sir!
      As for Japanese imports on the list, do you mean why we don’t split out the PSOne stand games to Imports? It’s just historically we have not but I will look into this as it is a nice idea, if we get anough content to support doing it that is.
      As for the SCEE Rules, sadly rules are rules and have been implemented for a reason and I believe this is a legal reason so this will not change anytime soon, sorry. However I will send on your comments and see what the feedback is.

  • Q. minis Pick and Mix issue.
    A. If you are unable to download your Minimix bundle to your PSP, please contact PlayStation Support.
    3 phone calles (totalling 47 minutes) and 5 emails and Support still have no idea how to fix this and cannot advise on how or when it will be solved.
    And Arc the Lad is still not up from last week.

  • Sweet. Nice update. I’m pretty keen to check out Amy, and I’m tempted to try the Final Fantasy XIII-2 demo. I have the crystal edition (ebgames exclusive) pre-ordered and I can’t wait to get my hands on it on Feb 2.
    Might try Darksiders, but 10gb download… Ouch! I might wait until next week when my usage resets for that one.
    Keep up the great work guys. ^__^

  • When will the Andy Stewart and Ross McGrath avatars be released? ;)

    • You want my face as an avatar?!?! Are you crazy!!! My face as an avatar would probably make your TV screen explode in sheer horror :D

  • @Benji_en – didn’t the English version of Arc the Lad come out last week, free for Plus subscribers?

  • This seems to be the end of the psp-era …
    Is there maybe the last Dissidia012 DLC for Gilgamesh,
    or a original Verison of Final Fantasy 10 coming for it.
    The Remake is only for PS3 and Vita..
    It´s sad no one cares about the PSP anymore ….

  • LOADS of avatars which i love but not the ones im lookin for.

  • Hi Andy
    Do you know if NFL Blitz will come to Europe?

    • As far as I am aware there are no plans to release NFL Blitz in the EU. However if there is enough interest I will approach the publishers about it and see if we can get it.

  • The Disgae characters I was waiting for! You’re awesome Andy :D
    I don’t want to sound rude but is there a chance of Sam & Max Season 2 to go on a sale soon? I really want to play the episodes but I can’t justify the current price at the moment :/

    • Funny you say that… All I can say now is watch this space and maybe you will see something before the end of January. Sadly no promises however.

  • Im gonna test those demos, even tho I already pre orderd FFXIII-2. I wonder if Asura’s Wrath is good.
    Will there be KOFXIII avaters? if you dont know, you dont have to answer.

  • Is there any news on the Renegade Ops DLC that those of us that preordered/purchased the game as part of the PSN Play promotion were told we would receive for free? It was advertised that we would receive a free pack for two new characters & vehicles, but we still haven’t received this.

  • Friend I was speaking to last night was on about a ps1 game called Project Eden. Any chance it’ll head to the store at all? Still no Trine 2 or the latest Zen pinball table. :(

  • Hi Andy
    Good to see FAQ section added.
    Any word on Renegade Ops dlc codes for those that pre-ordered through Play promo?

  • Nice demos this week!

  • @Andy
    Why is it that Deck Pack 3 for Magic 2012 is released when the first two still haven’t been?
    It has been a month now since the original mix up yet they still haven’t been released. The US now has all the deck packs and all are working fine…it has gotten beyond a joke now, and I have lost all interest in supporting Wizards/Stainless and Sony by giving them my cash. There is a rumour going round that Magic 2013 is to be released in June…I highly doubt I will be picking that up anymore.

  • Would be nice to get a answer 4 once, any news on counter strike Go…?. release date, and price.

  • Seriously, where the heck is Trine 2? It’s not funny anymore. Enough shooting yourself in the foot, Sony.

  • FF13-2 Awesome

  • @33 Bez99, it should have. Not on the store though, and the guy in charge of the post is avoiding questions.

  • Can’t wait to play me some AMY

  • looking forward to the special offers.

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