‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 16 May 2012

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 16 May 2012



Speeding his way back onto the scene is everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog back in an all new episode of Sonic the Hedgehog 4, aptly titled Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II.

Together with his old friend Tails, you can play either single player or co-op (local or online) with an evolution of Sonic 2’s collaborative mechanics. Use devastating collaborative attacks and combination moves to defeat the united force of Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman.

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If that’s not enough, those who own both Episode I and II will gain access to Episode Metal, featuring exclusive levels with Metal Sonic as a playable character. Nice!

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Get ready for an all new musical phenomenon. Today, PixelJunk 4am releases for all of you with a PlayStation Move controller and PlayStation Eye camera (both required). Wave your hands in the air to blend sounds together and create your own unique music each time you play, whilst also broadcasting your performance via PlayStation Network.

We’ve also got a new PS2 game, as well as a PSOne game this week.

First up, Deus Ex, originally released on PlayStation 2. In the dystopian future of the year 2052, society slowly spirals into chaos. A lethal virus, the “Gray Death”, ravages the world. The only vaccine, “Ambrosia”, is in such short supply, it is only available to those wealthy enough and deemed “vital to the social order”. With no hope for a cure for the common people, riots occur worldwide and a number of terrorist organizations have formed. As a response, the United Nations has created The United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition (UNATCO). You assume the role of JC Denton, a nanotechnologically augmented UNATCO agent. After completing his training, JC gets slowly plunged into the world of augmentations, human misery, and conspiracies, determined to uncover the truth behind the real world order.

Our PSOne game this week is an addition to the imports section going by the name of Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty. This Japanese fighter is a classic example of the great stable of fighting games that came from PSOne era. Choose from 11 funky Chinese characters as they battle each other for the supreme goal of a unified Middle Kingdom. Each character has his own special powers and weapons. Or you can forgo the weapons and fight like a man with your bare hands! This formidable gem from Japan deserves your attention.


If you haven’t seen Andy’s post yet then not to worry. Click here to see our themed sale of the doom and gloom the world will (apparently) face in 2012. Scary stuff.

Lastly, there’s also a price drop for Under Siege, now only £3.99!

PlayStation Network New Content

Content may be added or removed, or move dates – please stay tuned to your weekly Store Update for the most up to date listings. Listed savings are approximate, based on SRP excluding Special Offer pricing and should be considered as a guide only.

PS3 Games

PixelJunk 4am (Trial available)
Become a headline act in a global musical phenomenon with PlayStation®Move.

Mix your own tracks in front of a live audience and listen to musicians perform around the world.

A PlayStationMove motion controller and a PlayStationEye camera are required to play this game.

Price: £6.49,€7.99,AU$12.95
Availability: All
File Size: 279MB

Saints Row: The Third
Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city.



Price: £29.99, €39.99, AU$59.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All
File Size: 7333MB

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II
The Sonic 4 Saga continues as Sonic reunites with Tails for all new collaborative play! Race across four new Zones and utilise ingenious combination moves to fight the united force of Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman.

BONUS! Owners of both Episodes I & II gain access to Episode Metal, featuring exclusive levels and a playable Metal Sonic.


Price: £9.99,€12.99,AU$19.95
Availability: All
File Size: 419MB


Deus Ex
Compatible with PlayStation 3.

Critically hailed as millennium Game of the Year, Deus Ex draws you into a doomed world of chaos and paranoia. As civilization nears collapse, a conspiracy bent on world domination emerges from the shadows of legend. The conspirator’s greatest strength? No one believes they exist. No one but you.


Price: £7.99, €9.99, AU$15.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 1360MB


Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty
Compatible with PSP (PlayStation Portable) and PlayStation 3.

This fighter is a classic example of the great fighting games from Japan. Choose from 11 funky Chinese characters as they battle for the supreme goal of a unified Middle Kingdom.

This title is a Japanese import. It requires a 60Hz compatible display. The manual is in English. Help can be found at www.monkeypawgames.com.

Price: £3.99, €4.99, AU$8.45
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 92MB


Nom Nation
Prices: £1.74,€1.99,AU$3.45
Availability: Not available in DK,LU,NO,PT,RU,UA

Rasmus Klump and the Big Maze (PETZI UND DAS GROSSE LABYRINTH)
Prices: € 3.99
Availability: AS, GE Only

Prices: £3.99,€4.99,AU$8.45
Availability: All


Asura’s Wrath
Lost Episode 2
Prices: £1.59,€1.99,AU$3.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Final Fantasy XIII-2

  • Noel’s Outfit: Black Mage (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Mog’s Outfits: A Wondrous Wardrobe (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Serah’s Outfit: White Mage (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Lightning: Requiem of the Goddess (£2.99, €3.59, AU$6.25)
  • Snow: Perpetual Battlefield (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)

PEGI: 16
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet 2

  • Men In Black Costume Kit (£4.79, €5.99, AU$9.95)
  • Sack In Black Costume (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Gentle Rosenberg (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Scrad Costume (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Boris Costume (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)

Availability: All

Max Payne 3
Gorilla Warfare Loadout Pack
Prices: £0.00,€0.00,AU$0.00
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Motorstorm RC (Vita compatible)

  • Special Monster Truck: Castro Box (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Special Big Rig: Castro Shanty (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Veteran Race Truck: Castro Robusto (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

Availability: All

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Spec Ops DLC Missions 5-7
Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Rock Band 3
Paramore Pack 01 (£2.49, €3.99, AU$6.45)

  • Brick By Boring Brick
  • Ignorance
  • The Only Exception

Prices (each track): £0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in BL, HR, CZ, GR, HN, IN, IL, KW, LU, PL, QT, RU, SA, SI, ZA, TR, UA,AE

Rock Band Network

  • Beer, Metal, Trolls And Vomit! (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Ocean Floor (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Song For The Broken (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Toccata And Fugue In D Minor (Bach) (£0.59, €0.79, AU$1.30)
  • Younger Lungs (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)

PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in BL, HR, CZ, GR, HN, IN, IL, KW, LU, PL, QT, RU, SA, SI, ZA, TR, UA,AE

UFC Undisputed 3

  • Ultimate Fights Pack 1 (£3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95)
  • Fighter Catalog Key 01 (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)

PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Worms Ultimate Mayhem
Worms Ultimate Mayhem “Multi-Player Pack”
Prices: £3.19,€3.99,AU$6.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Yakuza: Dead Souls
Densetsu Pack
Prices: Free
PEGI: 18
Availability: All


Motorstorm RC (PS3 compatible)

  • Special Monster Truck: Castro Box (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Special Big Rig: Castro Shanty (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Veteran Race Truck: Castro Robusto (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

Availability: All

Reality Fighters

  • Football Fight Style Pack
  • Ghostbusters Pack

Prices: £2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


The Studio Avatars

  • Eboy Avatar Bundle (£0.99, €1.19, AU$1.95)
  • Eboy Avatar 1
  • Eboy Avatar 2
  • Eboy Avatar 3
  • Eboy Avatar 4
  • Eboy Avatar 5
  • Eboy Avatar 6

Prices: £0.21,€0.25,AU$0.45
Availability: All



Dynamic Beautiful Girl Theme 4 (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Max Payne 3 (£1.19/€1.49/$2.45)

Mini Winterland Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Snowy Mountain (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
White Buffalo Theme (no price listed)

Japanese Village Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Lost Highway Theme (No price listed)

Dynamic Azmodeus Dark Angels Sunilda Theme (No price listed)
Dynamic Pirate Theme 2 (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


Dynamic Snowboard Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Dynamic Tower on Racetrack Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Price Drops

Under Siege (PS3) (£7.99, £3.99/€9.99, €4.99/$15.95, $8.45)

Disney Pixar Cars 2 The Video Game (PS3) (£31.99, £19.99/ €39.99, €29.99/$59.95, $39.95)

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (PS3) (£31.99, £19.99/€39.99, €29.99/$59.95, $39.95)


Sorcery Story Trailer
Availability: All

Playtime Trailer
Availability: Ex,NL,PT,RU,UK

Access TV
Access Episode 034
Availability: GB only

Ghost Recon Future Soldier
Ghost Recon Alpha
Availability: Ex, De

London 2012
London 2012 – London Is Ready
Availability: All

Lost Planet 3
Lost Planet 3 Announcement Trailer
Availability: Ex. DE

Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line Multiplayer Trailer
Availability: Ex. DE, KW, QT, SA, AE

Metro: Last Light – Enter the Metro Trailer
Availability: Ex. DE

Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed III Gameplay Reveal Trailer
Availability: Ex. DE

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  • CorpDwayneHicks

    Please please Jill Valentine avatars, Resident Evil Outbreak HD, Resident Evil Dead Aim HD, Night Trap HD and Net Yaroze!

  • Carnivius_Prime

    Nothing much for me this week at all (I’m waiting for Doctor Who next week) which is fine because due to a power cut at a bad time, my PS3 drive got corrupted and had to format the lot and now I’m having to redownload about 400GB of games all over again. And some of my save files didn’t actually get backed up on PS Plus’s online storage like they were supposed to. Most did but a couple really cruicial ones did not. By the way Sony really need to revamp the Downloads list. It’s a pain in the butt when trying to redownload vast quantities of stuff.

  • Are we ever going to get Motorstorm RC free like they did in the US? Or maybe via Playstation Plus?

  • Wasn’t the Max Payne 3 DLC free in America?

  • Hi! will Hogs of war ever come to PS-Store?

  • Just Deus Ex for me. Hope for some of these PS2 Classics:

    Grand Theft Auto (who isn’t)?
    The Simpsons Hit n Run
    Tony Hawk’s series
    Killzone 1 (or HD)
    War of the Monsters
    Tekken 4, 5
    Burnout series

  • Hi jaward i got qeuestion to ask even might not listen to my mg what about to say.

    1 where there going to be more rpgs from states to come here since waiting for more rpgs.

    2 The states getting more and more ps1 and ps2 classics and im thinking that the states and euope need a meeting to bring the licence to over euope so gamers and me can buy this classics and im hopeing psn to get better.

    3 Gd to see lbp costume men in black pack but is mm planing anymore level packs.

    4. My last qrestion is psn planing to do a wish list because be nice.

    Thx jaward keep up the great work and rest team psn.

    • 1. We’re always looking to bring over what we can and what is realistically possible.

      2. Discussion do happen. It’s a lot more complicated than it seems.

      3. Don’t know, sorry.

      4. No plans for that sort of functionality yet.

  • Still no Pinball Arcade…. It’s been out in the US for over a month now. Very disappointing.

  • SoundableObject

    Was hoping for a Sonic 4 Episode 1 price drop or bundle pack to coincide with the second episode. Only got Episode 1 on 360. Guess I’ll be buying Episode 2 on my 360 too.

    Was hoping Sony would be pushing for more Vita PSN games.

  • que verguenza lo que estais haciendo con la psvita la voy a vender…… visto el trato que se da a esta consola…..

  • almighty-slayer

    Just PixelJunk then

  • Please tell me when Pinball Arcade might be here. The States have had it for over a month now, and apparently its been waiting for approval for Europe by Sony for at least a couple of weeks :(

  • Awesome, getting FFXIII-2 DLC for sure.

    Also, last week all the DLC for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves became free in the US. Any chance of that happening here?

    Still requesting Chocobo Racing as a PS1 classic.

    For PS2 classics, I’d definitely like to see a Timesplitters trilogy, Dark Cloud series and Kingdom Hearts I & II. Get those on the store, and my money is yours ;)

  • Nothing for Vita :(

  • Is street fighter 3rd strike ever gonan go on sale again?

  • Hi Jawad,

    Nothing for PS Plus this week ? :(

  • Max Payne DLC before release!!!!??? Where are the DLC rules??? Just Criminal!!!!

  • No PS Plus content, no Rock of Ages???

  • where are the devil may cry avatars? America has them for over TWO MONTHS NOW!!!

  • Beyond ridiculous update!!! jawad where are these ‘huge batch’ of capcom avatars?!?

    • As I said, these are being submitted and will take time. There are a lot of avatars that need to come through and it will take some time.

  • Any news on the release date of The Pinball Arcade? :/
    It’s out it the US for over a month now!

  • Hi Jawad,

    Just another Syphon Filter 2 reminder.

    Good to see more imports being released btw.

  • Have Sony forgotten they released the Vita?

  • Where is Pinball Arcade????!!!

    noooooo, i am so sick of waiting for Vita games, i have bought 18 so far and i need games that i am into and not just buy games because there is nothing else to play!.

    Really depressing to see how the VITA is being neglected, such an awesome release day but after that its been downhill ever since.

    please let us know when Pinball Arcade is out or other Vita games now(like the ones PSN US has).

    thanks for listening.

    PS:nothing for me this week ( i want VITA games ), my PS3 backlog is way too big atmø

  • Light-and-magic

    I like how every second comment is about how Europe are getting screwed over. You’d think they’d get the hint by now. Yet still no word on a proper PixelJunk sale in Europe.

    • It is unfortunate we weren’t able to match the US on this. Hopefully we’ll revisit the PJ series later on and have other interesting offers for you guys.

  • The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy will be available on May 16th, 2012…

  • you know it a good update when you need to put a further 5 quid on top of my already put 35 quid in me funds i’m getting the 2 patapons for the PSP because i like the 1st 1 wired & wacky.

    the FF13-2 DLC i’m getting the last ones i believe plus sonic but…..

    @jawad have SCEE sort out the pixeljunk sale mess because i dont think i have enough funds left for the last 2 i want shooter-2 & side-shooter :|

  • why does the U.S get max payne 3 dlc free and we dont unfair U.S always gets better stuff than us

  • When will will have Legend of Dragoon PSOne Classic on EU store?

  • Nowt for me but it is good to see some genuine PS2 classics coming through now.

    Any chance of any avatars for the epic Starhawk???

  • chrisredfield_97

    please put rock of ages in the store and jill valentine avatars and some other resident evil please jaward reply and tell me about these things it’s cool stuff us got the rock of ages for plus subscribers for free yesterday [DELETED] i mean

  • I second (or is it third) the comments about Pinball Arcade. A little bit of communication wouldn’t go amiss. Isn’t that why companies hire people for social media / blogs etc.?

    Considering the US is a predominantly 360 market, how is it that they seem to get content on time and pretty decent sales (Ubisoft?). Come on guys, let’s see a comparable service to your EU fan-base. AU still getting a raw deal on prices… even with our dollar going south.

    I know… moan moan moan… comes from being a whinging pom in the land down under!

    • I’ll be chasing Pinball Arcade so hopefully I’ll have something to share soon.

      Ubisoft sale I will ask Andy about.

    • We’ve done a Ubisoft sale previously but we’d love to do another again when the time is right.

  • What a total waste of money the Vita is proving to be. As usual, Sony fail to follow through with any kind of content for their handhelds. Pinball Arcade has been available in both the US on PS3 and the UK on XBox for over a month now, where is the UK PS3 and Vita version?

    Are we ever going to see PS2 or PSOne compatability on the Vita? At least that would give us something to play.

  • Jawad, as SCEE have tried to dupe us all with a 50% reduction on the recent PixelJunk sale compared to SCEA’s 90% I am never going to buy another PJ game, including 4am.

    Source: Dylan Cuthbert, PJ developer tweeted on Monday “we tried to unify the prices but SCEE have their own rules and 50% was as low as they could go”.

    I understand taxes and licensing has an effect on availability and timing of releases, but this is just SCEE treating us like muck! Shame!

  • Where can I see the actual prices of the Apocalyptic Sale? They are neither here nor in Andy’s post. I mean like prices in GBP (Was/Is).

  • MrSmadSmartAlex

    The PS1 import fighter looks like fun. Might get that this week.

    Any news on Legend of Dragoon yet (even if it’s bad)?

    Also, are there any plans to put Primal (PS2) up here? It was recommended to me recently. I’d rather use my PS3, but I’ll get the PS2 version if it’s not headed to the EU PSN.

  • Hi Jawad

    Can you please reply. I purchased Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass at £23.99 but on Friday I noticed that it had gone down to £19.99. I have spoken to your customer services but they say it’s £19.99 plus vat. Can you comfirm the price as it is the first time you add vat after purchase.


    • The price was lowered quite quickly and anyone who purchased at the higher price is going to be refunded. We are currently working on this issue right now.

  • good selection. hoping soon we could get some info on a youtube app for vita, or a browser update

  • I don’t often comment on the blog but this is a truly shocking update. Charging us for Max Payne DLC which is free in the states.
    Still no free Uncharted 2 DLC
    Massive Ubisoft sale in the US, EU…nothing! (I was looking forward to getting From Dust after avoiding purchase due to the shocking exchange rate).

    Plus Rock of Ages.

    Oh and are we ever going to get the Resistance 3 air fuel grenade DLC…free in the US.

  • No Sorcery soundtrack in Europe? :(

  • Guys, those of you who are too young to have played Deus ex, or just missed it first time around for some reason, get that game! Trust me, it’s incredible.

  • Nothing interesting, as usual.

    And still no Suikoden classics.

  • Nothing for me this week. Pity there isn’t any good demos at all.

    Really hope a Resistance or Gravity Rush demo comes out before release. Some sort of support, any support at all for the Vita would be welcomed.

  • Anyone wondering on Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, last week it was revealed that it’s been postponed for June (Amazon UK has the right date).

    On the other hand, any news on those Sonic avatars we were promised on the latest Sonic 4 Ep 2 post? Or are those already there and I haven’t noticed?

    And last, any news on the flOw soundtrack? It’s sytrange it hasn’t released here yet, there were no issues with the Journey one :(

    Thanks in advance Jawad :)

  • Hi Jawad. Any chance that we will see Silent Hill Shattered Memories or Origins on PSN?
    I’d like to be able to play them on my Vita.
    And any news on psone compatibility for the Vita?

  • Where is pinball arcade?

    Oh and how about releasing Silent Hill Shattered Memories as a ps2 classic?

  • @ Jawad:

    Hi there! Nice update, with Sonic… which ineveitably prompts my question: this week, instead of whining about Spyro (by the way, any news?), I’d like to ask why the 2D Sonic games (Sonic The Hedgehog CD and the two episodes of Sonic The Hedgehog 4) are limited to the PS3 only, considering the PSP has, essentially, more or less the same power as the PS2.

    My problem, personally, is that… er, I own a PS1, a PS2 and a PSP, but no PS3, and even if I did, I’d rather play those games on a handheld anyway, so my question is… aside from the obvious (Rivals), will the 2D Sonic games ever see the light of day on a PSP? Because I’m not quite playing my PSP as much as other consoles lately, and those games would help a lot if they ever become available on PSP.

    Thanks in advance. :-)

  • Good update thanks.

    Will we ever get Dark Souls dynamic themes though?

  • @25 and @32

    A PixelJunk sale has been running for a week now. Have a look at last week’s Store Update post. The €0.99 price tag for Monsters, Racers, Shooter, and Eden was only for PS Plus members, though.

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