‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 30 May 2012

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 30 May 2012


The much asked for Gravity Rush demo reaches European shores today. With the ability to control gravity, you play as Kat, lost in a strange city with no memory of her past; you must now save the world from an incoming gravity storm. Experience a sample of the pretty visuals and soothing soundtrack in Gravity Rush.

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14 August 1951: the attack on North America has just begun. Resist the brutal Chimeran invasion as Tom Riley, a hardened New York firefighter, as he strikes out alone to find his missing wife and child in Resistance: Burning Skies (Released Friday, 1st June for UK/IE), an all-new first person shooter for PlayStation Vita.

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Now! Fight your rival!

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, previously only available as an upgrade pack, is now available to download from PlayStation Store as a complete game. If you missed Arcade Edition before, this update brings in 4 new characters Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu and Oni and a whole host of gameplay refinements.

New DLC includes a Starhawk pack for LittleBigPlanet 2, featuring new costumes from the recent game. Batman: Arkham City has an all new expansion revolving around our favourite Clown Prince of Crime’s special lady, Harley Quinn! She’s doin’ it for Mr.J! A list of this week’s DLC follows below as you’d expect.

Be sure to check out Andy’s blog post that went up earlier today for new offers.

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.

PS Plus

Mad Riders (PS3) including DLC

Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95

PS3 Games

Mad Riders (Trial also available)
Mad Riders is an adrenaline-fueled off-road arcade racing game, that will let you perform amazing aerial stunts and race on over 45 stunning tracks from all over the world, at breathtaking speeds.




Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
Availability: All
File Size: 1285MB

Men In Black: Alien Crisis
It’s your turn to suit up as the newest MIB recruit to eliminate the scum of the universe. Arm yourself with a full arsenal of iconic MIB weapons and head into the field with the mission to investigate and stop an evil alien plot to snatch up an ancient artifact that is the key to seizing control of the universe.



Price: £39.99,€59.99,AU$99.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 6112MB

Prototype 2
WELCOME TO NEW YORK ZERO. Experience Sgt James Heller hunt, kill and consume his way toward the ultimate goal – to kill Alex Mercer!




Price: £49.99,€69.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ, UA
File Size: 13GB

SBK Generations
The official game of the FIM Superbike World Championship is back with the most complete motorcycling simulation ever created. Live through the last four seasons of the SBK world championships and become world champion!



Price: €29.99,AU$39.95
Availability: Not available in BU,CR,IS,KU,LU,QT,SA,SL,TK,UK,GB

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition brings the final throwdown to consoles. Featuring 4 new characters, rebalanced game play, and an updated user interface, Arcade Edition is truly the definitive version of Street Fighter.



Price: £14.99,€19.99,AU$29.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 18GB

PS3 Demos (Free)

Top Gun: Hard Lock Demo
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in BU, HR, CZ, DE, HU, IN, IS, KU, PL, PT, QA, RU, SA, SL, TR, UA, AE
File Size: 450MB

PSVita Games

Resistance: Burning Skies  Special Edition (Released Friday, 1st June for UK/IE)
Compatible with PlayStation Vita only.

Resist the Chimeran invasion as Tom Riley, a lone New York firefighter.

For a limited time only, download Resistance: Burning Skies and you’ll also receive a skin for your PS Vita home screen, three PSN avatars and a multiplayer booster – at no extra charge.

Price: £39.99,€44.99,AU$62.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 3.5GB

PSVita Demos (Free)

Gravity Rush
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 492MB


Conflict: Vietnam
Compatible with PlayStation 3.
Trapped behind enemy lines, in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle, the Viet Cong lie in wait… everywhere. You must use your squad’s skills, determination and immense firepower to outsmart the enemy and battle your way to freedom.


Prices: £5.49,€6.99,AU$11.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size:2569MB

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
Compatible with PlayStation 3.
When new leaders in Russia attempt to rebuild the Iron Curtain, war escalates, casualties mount, prisoners are taken, and the Ghosts are sent in. Take a highly skilled Ghost team through a series of missions that range from demolitions to search-and-rescue and all-out firefights for survival.

Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 1604MB


Blazing Souls Accelate
Compatible with PSP (PlayStation Portable) and PlayStation Vita.
Zelos, who makes his living as an independent contractor, obtains a crystal infused with magical energy called a “Core Elemental” after a freak accident. Almost as soon as it fell into his hands, Zelos was besieged by a number of mysterious beings intent on taking the power of the elemental for their own.


Prices:£15.99, €19.99, AU$19.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, DE, NZ
File Size: 431MB


Rasmus Klump in Pingonisen
Prices: €3.99
Availability: AUSTRIA, DE only


Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice Of Arland

  • Meruru Mix Pack (£2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95)
  • Rufus (£3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95)

PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden

Batman: Arkham City

  • Harley’s Revenge

Prices: £6.49,€7.99,AU$12.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Dragon’s Dogma

  • From A Different Sky – Part 2 (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
  • Weapon Pack: The Monster Hunter (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)

PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Elevator Action Deluxe

  • Additional Stages -5-

Prices: £1.59,€1.99,AU$3.45
PEGI: Rating Here
Availability: Not available in BU,HU,QT

LittleBigPlanet 2

  • Starhawk Minipack

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

Mad Riders

  • Mad Riders + Daredevil Map Pack

Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
Availability: All

Mass Effect  3

  • Map Pack 2

Prices: Free
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

MotorStorm RC

  • Special Rally Car: Whippy (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.25)
  • Special Race Truck: Lunar-Tec Screamer (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Veteran Big Rig: Nord Kodiak (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

Availability: All


  • Excessive Force Pack

Prices: £3.99,€4.99,AU$8.45
PEGI: 18
Availability: All


MotorStorm RC

  • Special Rally Car: Whippy (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.25)
  • Special Race Truck: Lunar-Tec Screamer (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Veteran Big Rig: Nord Kodiak (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

Availability: All

Touch My Katamari

  • Katamari Fans (Free)

Availability: All


Dynasty Warriors Next

  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Cao Pi)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Cao Ren)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Diaochan)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Guan Ping)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Guo Huai)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Huang Gai)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Pang Tong)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Xiahou Ba)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Xiaoqiao)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar (Zhou Tai)

Prices: £0.40,€0.49,AU$0.90
Availability: Not available in New Zealand

The Studio Avatars

  • Hydro74 Avatar 7
  • Hydro74 Avatar 8
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 1
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 2
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 3

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

Warriors Orochi 3

  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Benkei)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Himiko)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Nu Wa)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Sanzang)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Sun Wukong)
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Yoshitsune Minamoto
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Avatar Icon (Zuo Ci)

Prices: £0.40,€0.49,AU$0.90
Availability: Not available in New Zealand



Bees in Bloom Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


Dynamic Grunge Blood Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Assassin’s Creed III – Theme 1 (£2.39/€2.99/$4.95)
Batman: Arkham City Premium Theme (£2.39/€2.99/$4.95)
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Theme 1 (£2.39/€2.99/$4.95)
“Wanted Corp.” Dynamic theme – Maddogg (£0.79/€0.99)

Dynamic Sniper Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Dynamic Gulfoss Waterfall Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Dynamic River Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Dynamic Big Ben Theme UK (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Dynamic China Shanghai Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Burial Ground: Dead in the Water (£1.99/€2.49/$4.25)
Dynamic Dragon Battle Theme 2 (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


Access Episode 036 (GB Only)
Access Episodes 01-036 now available on Vita.

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  • Any update on whether Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles will be added to PSN?

  • Is the ratchet and clank HD collection out next week or is it delayed to end of June ?
    i just cant find any reliable source apart from insomniac games tweet being delayed to June 8th.

  • when are we geting rayman M? usa got it yesterday

  • @ Jawad

    Any chance you could contact Supermassive Games who made Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock?

    The glitches in the game are abysmal. The AI is the big problem to the point where you have to keep restarting levels. The dialogue also cuts out at some points.

    I already contacted them and was basically told “it’s not our problem, you need to contact the BBC.”

    How did it pass QA? It should never have been released in this state.

    I would appreciate any help you can give.

    • Sorry, not much I can do here either. If they have a blog/forum/Facebook page then by all means let them know there. Feel to also discuss this on our forums – they may be checking there.

  • Again no Spyro classics :(

  • jawad whats the status of these capcom avatars? can u please tell capcom to submit them already?

    • With E3 round the corner, it’ll probably take even more time. We’re definitely eager for them and Capcom are definitely keen, too. Please hold on some more.

  • Woohoo! Arcade Edition’s finally on the Store! But 18GB… I’ll have to reconsider getting a disc based version.

    On the other hand, definetely getting Harley’s Revenge when I’m done with Arkham City.

    Sad to see THQ hasn’t still submitted the Death Strikes – Part II trailer though :(

  • where E3 special offers???

    • You’ll have to check the store when the time comes, eh. Andy isn’t spilling any beans, neither can I.

  • Hi Jawad,

    Weak PS Plus update for the second week in a row :(. Do you know if Ross will be posting June’s overview on the Plus offer anytime soon ?


  • Nothing for me today.

  • BTW (and sorry for the double post): Any news on the Assassin’s Creed III content US got yesterday? (Avatars and dynamic theme). Thanks Jawad :)

  • um wheres resistance BS demo? not that i care since i be picking this up

  • hi jawad sorry for bothering you again with the same question is tekken 4 coming to eu psn anytime ?? thanks

  • Looks like it’s time to put on the batsuit and head back to the Arkham City. Awesome!
    btw Jawad, any chance getting Star Wars: Force Unleashed dlc on sale?
    Have a nice summer!

  • Jawad, not really sure where to ask this so I figure I’ll give it a shot here. I recently bought Resident Evil 4 HD from the store, completed it and such, but the extra modes Mercenaries and Assignment Ada haven’t unlocked despite other game-completion bonuses unlocking just fine. Is it something to do with the version uploaded or something? Thanks!

    • This is interesting. Unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to help. Definitely try asking in the forums in case others have had the issue.

  • Yay for the Gravity Rush demo, really been waiting for that.
    Finally a good reason to dust off my Vita again other than using it as a quick link to gamefaqs when playing on a console

  • Very nice update, but… DLC2 for Test Drive Unlimited 2 went live, but I can’t see it’s premium content here. When it will be available?

  • Resistance for £40???? it’s 35$ on US PSN??? my expectation was £30, or £35 tops… i won’t give £40 for a game with 59 metacritic score…

  • £40 for a vita game? wut. Will Gravity Rush come to PSN?

  • Salaam Jawad, is it possible if you can get Alien Trilogy that was a PS1 classic in to the store? and also would you be able to get some God Of War avatars in to the store aswel? Thank you for your time.

    • Alien Trilogy may be a tricky one due to the license involved (same issue with many, many requested games).

      There are some GoW avatars. Maaaaaybe there’ll be more for the next game. Maybe.

  • Nice Update.

    Good to see more full games available for download.

    Any news on the 1st party PSone classics like the Spyro series and Syphon Filter 2?

    • I should hopefully get an update on Spyro around or after E3 time. Syphon Filter there isn’t anything new to say on that front.

  • Any news on dungeons & dragons daggerdale?

  • When can we expect the PS Plus blog update for June? Any hints on content?

    Many thanks.

  • Jawad

    when and what time is ross publishing the ps plus update here on the blog?

    Is there any updates on wallace and gromits adventures from telltale games, have u even asked them yet?

    • Ross hasn’t mentioned any post to me…

      Apologies, what did you want to ask them? Remember, may things they’ll be best to answer themselves through their own channels.

  • Any reason why this weeks scheduled Rock Band 3 DLC is not in the update?

  • PROTOTYPE 2 FOR £50!!??

    HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

    Seriously, you guys crack me up.

  • This is what Farsight Studios’ Pinball Arcade Support wrote me about The Pinball Arcade for PS3/PSVita on May 24th:
    “It is currently in submission to Sony. They will release when it will be available when it passes. Unfortunately, we have no control over that process or public reveal date ”
    So how much longer Sony?

    And weren’t we promised a monthly episode of The Walking Dead. It’s been over a month now!

    • By golly! And here I am waiting for a status update internally…

      The Walking Dead was indeed mentioned to be monthly and sadly, even I don’t have a release date for that. I want to get revenge on the old man just as much as you. You do want to get revenge, right?

  • What!?! Where’s the Resistance demo! For the love of God.

  • Why is Resistance so expensive?

  • Carnivius_Prime

    I think I’ll have Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. My disc of Super SFIV is broken AGAIN and I never got around to buying the stupidly overpriced Arcade addon so this looks like a better value way to get that game again. 18GB seems a bit excessive for a beat ’em up but with 640GB hard drive I don’t care and I’m in no rush for downloading. I’m still greatly enjoying Doctor Who from last week. Most I’ve enjoyed a new game so far this year despite one or two minor issues.

  • I Am Alive was supposed to be on sale over the past weekend according to the playstationeu twitter and as advertised on the store but the price never changed! Any chance this is going to be offered again?

    • As far as I know the issue was fixed. Perhaps it may be offered again at a later date but don’t hold your breath.

  • MP_is_for_Chumps

    Mortal Kombat has been on the US store for months (indeed there is a game+dlc bundle currently on sale) why isn’t it here on the EU store?

  • Resistance Burning Skies:
    On US PSN: 36$ and 2.85GB
    On EU PSN: £40 and 3.50GB

    nice way to fill more of your overpriced memory card with paying more to the same game…

  • Andy wrote at the ‘Get the latest from E3 on PlayStation Store’ post:

    “We also have some E3 special offers for you to enjoy. These will start on Wednesday 30th May and last for 2 weeks”

    So, where is it? :D
    PS Plus subscribers get only Mad Riders discount? The Plus and Non-Plus price is the same, so is there anything for the Plus users?

    • PS Plus users get DLC included.

      The sale stuff is secret. So secret even Andy didn’t tell me this until now. Be sure to check out the store.

  • “Be sure to check out Andy’s blog post that went up earlier today for new offers.”

    well that is rather odd as he only gave an indication of a sale not what is on sale

    where is Tokyo Jungle? – been waiting since 2010 for this

  • Gravity Rush… oh yes!

  • £40.00 for resistance it’s $36 on US store that’s about £23.00 no thanks hope the game bombs

  • Where’s the Resistance BS demo? Was it too BS to be released in europe?

  • Where is The Walking Dead Chapter 2??? I thought it was supposed to be monthly. We got chapter 1 in April

  • Is Phantasy Star Portable 2 compatible with PSvita?

  • Still not getting the Disgaea 4 DLCs? Did some reading on the NIS forums, seems that there was a similar incident whit the Netherlands PSN store, and then it was that scee in their infinite wisdom (read that as stupidity) demands support documents in native language of stores, What those suport documents are for, not us users, as we do not see them… scee quit this stupidity, most of Europe know English..
    Next point, when will the following PSP games be avavible on the Store? The ones whit (VITA) is not vita compatible.
    Astonishia Story (Vita)
    Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (Vita)
    Final Fantasy Crisis Core
    Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
    Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleap
    Tales of Eternia
    Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
    Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Vita)
    Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
    Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?

  • The mark up on Resistance compared to USA is DISGUSTING!

  • OMG no descent avatars devil may cry? dragons dogma? AC 3? these updates are weak

  • MP_is_for_Chumps

    Everyone – Regarding jacked-up digital prices:

    Sony and retailers are in a cartel.
    Retailer’s obligation is prominent shelf space for boxed copies of sony goods, while sony’s side of the deal is to price match physical media to mitigate the torrent of sales they’d get if the were priced to reflect the 90% drop in production costs digital content allows for.

  • So this is the last store update of the month and there is no “The Walking Dead: Episode 2”
    Now not only am I disappointed by not getting a LittleBigPlanet Vita Beta code (which I know was chance but it still made me sad), I have something I’ve actually paid for not being available to me when it should be.
    I’m not one to complain but this is pretty annoying.
    At least I have the Batman: Arkham City Harley’s Revenge DLC to download which i’ve been looking forward too & it has a nice price too.

  • So Resistance is £7 more expensive then the US and we don’t get a demo either.
    What with the bad reviews, more costly and no demo, Resistance is going to be a very hard sale.

  • With the rumoured big changes to ps plus coming at e3 I’m not expecting to hear anything on June’s plus. btw if you do make changes and we don’t like it I certainly hope you have a plan for those of us now to leave the subscription and keep our content. not to be prematurely pessamisstic but I don’t like the idea of paying for a different service to keep content from this service. the only changes that need to be made is splitting UK away from Europe so we can be more competitive with price and content.

  • I can’t see the new updates from my PS3. Does anyone also have this problem?

  • Hmm, seems someone was a bit fast in the blogg update, seeing as the link is:

    (Notice the day month Year part. ;)

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