‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 20th June 2012

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 20th June 2012


The crime fighting caped crusader drops in today with Batman: Akrham City. Take control of the Dark Knight in the sequel the much loved Batman: Arkham Asylum, with all new gadgets, new skills and a much larger world to play in. That’s not all, if Batman is not enough then prepare yourselves to play as the swift and deadly Catwoman (included)!

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Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 shows its cards. Face a greater challenge in the latest version of this hit franchise. Play with friends or the AI, take on new encounters and opponents, and face up to three other players in the Planechase multiplayer format.

Featuring ten customizable decks, Magic 2013 offers new game items to unlock and introduces the option to choose what lands to tap when you cast your spells.


Legends Unite in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes! The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Collect 50 DC Comics characters, flex your new super abilities, and master new suits and gadgets. Players can also explore Gotham City and unlock a variety of cool vehicles.

The PS Vita Sale continues today which sees some new titles added into the rotation. Check out Andy’s post for what’s new.

Football fans, if the real Euro 2012 isn’t enough then how about grabbing the Euro 2012 add-on for FIFA 12 at just £9.99 for a limited time only.

I know many of you will have seen or heard about the US release of Tomba! – it will not be available for EU today. We’re in discussions to get this and hopefully we can. Please wait for further announcements.

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

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
Out of fierce battles great heroes are born…
It is 1939: the Second World War has broken out and troops everywhere are arming themselves and preparing for battle on the ground and in the air. You side with the resistance, and your task is to stop the Nazi advance. Daredevil flying missions take you from North Africa over Europe and on to Berlin.


Price: £14.99, €19.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, IN, IS, KU, NZ, QA, RU, SA, ZA, TR, UA, AE
File Size: 2358MB

Batman: Arkham City
No escape from Arkham City…the sprawling super-prison in the heart of Gotham City, home to its most violent thugs and infamous super villains. With the lives of the innocent at stake, only one man can save them and bring justice to the streets of Gotham City…The Batman.



Price: £19.99,€29.99,AU$39.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 7920MB

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Fatal Conspiracy
For the first time in the CSI game series, team up with the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation not only to solve some of the most gruesome crimes of Sin City, but also to take down a dangerous drug cartel. Unveil clues in 5 connected cases to bring a powerful drug lord to justice in the most strategic and unpredictable CSI game yet!


Price: £14.99,€19.99,AU$29.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 2513MB

Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Face a greater challenge in the latest version of this hit franchise. Play with friends or the AI, take on new encounters and opponents, and face up to three other players in the Planechase multiplayer format.
Featuring ten customizable decks, Magic 2013 offers new game items to unlock and introduces the option to choose what lands to tap when you cast your spells.


Price: £7.29,€8.99,AU$14.45
Availability: All
File Size: 1403MB

PS3 Demos and Trials (Free)

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, IN, IS, KU, NZ, QA, RU, SA, ZA, TR, UA, AE
File Size: 508MB

Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013
Availability: All
File Size: 1403MB

Availability: All
File Size: 572MB

PS Vita Games

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Compatible with PlayStation Vita only.
Gameplay requires PlayStation Vita memory card (sold separately).
Legends Unite! The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker.


Price: £34.99,€39.99,AU$54.95
Availability: All
File Size: 1144MB


Cars Race O Rama
Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
Availability: All
File Size: 241MB


All-In-One Sports Collection
Prices: £3.49,€3.99,AU$6.95
Availability: All

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


Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice Of Arland

  • Makina Domain

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters
Prices: £11.99,€14.99,AU$23.95
Availability: All

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Collection 2 (Releases Thursday 21st June)
Prices: £11.49,€14.49,AU$22.95
Availability: All

Dragon’s Dogma

  • From A Different Sky – Part 5 (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
  • Rift Crystal Bulk Pack (£3.99, €4.99, AU$8.45)
  • Set Out For Adventure – A Great Defense (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
  • Set Out For Adventure – The Best Offense (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
  • Set Out For Adventure – The Right Tools (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)

Availability: All


  • Solstice Costume (Re-Release, 1 Week Only)

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Marvel Pinball

  • Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles

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

Pure Chess

  • Roman (Game Pack)

Prices: £1.59,€1.99,AU$3.45
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

  • Fireflies (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • In My Head (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • The Adventure (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Reap (Radio Edit) (£0.59, €0.79, AU$1.30)
  • Ghostly Echoes (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Goodbye, Mr. Personality (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Farewell To Good Days (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Field Of Serpents (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)

Availability: AU,AT,BE,DK,FI,FR,DE,IE,IT,NL,NZ,NO,PT,ES,SE,CH,UK only.

Saint’s Row The Third

  • Saints Purple Ops Pack
  • Maximum Pleasure Pack

Prices: £27.99, €34.99, AU$54.95
Availability: All

Soul Calibur V

  • Bridal Costumes 1 (£1.99, €2.49, AU$4.25)
  • Cepheus Compatibility Pack 6 (Free)
  • Music Festival 1 (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)

Availability: All

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Ultimate DLC Bundle

Prices: £19.99,€24.99,AU$39.95
Availability: All

Warriors Orochi 3

  • BGM PACK 2 (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • DYNASTY COSTUME (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
  • STAGE PACK 3 (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)
  • WALLPAPERS 2 (£3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95)

Availability: Not available in NZ


Wipeout 2048

  • WipEout Complete Game Pack (£9.99, €12.99, AU$19.95)
  • WipEout HD Game Pack (£6.49, €7.99, AU$12.95)
  • WipEout HD Fury Game Pack (£6.49, €7.99, AU$12.95)

Availability: All


The Studio Avatars

  • Mr Bingo Avatar Bundle (Avatars 1-6 only) (£0.99, €1.19, AU$1.95)
  • Mr Bingo Avatar 1 (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Mr Bingo Avatar 2 (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Mr Bingo Avatar 3 (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Mr Bingo Avatar 4 (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Mr Bingo Avatar 5 (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Mr Bingo Avatar 6 (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Mr Bingo Avatar 7 (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Mr Bingo Avatar 8 (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Mr Bingo Avatar 9 (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)

Availability: All




  • Dynamic DNA Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


  • Dynamic Calm Sea Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
  • Dynamic Retro Pool Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
  • Dynamic Spider Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
  • Dynamic Volcanic Crater Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


  • Dynamic Bali Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
  • Dynamic Caribbean Beach Paradise Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


  • Digital Blasphemy: New Dawn (£1.99/€2.49/$4.25)

Special Offer

EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012 – £9.99/€12.99 (Ends Monday 25th June)

Price Drops

  • Saints Row The Third – £16.99, €26.99, AU$44.95
  • Amy – £3.99, €4.99, AU$8.45
  • Red Johnson’s Chronicles- £3.99, €4.99, AU$8.45


  • Dishonored – E3 2012 Trailer (not available in DE)
  • Dmc E3 Trailer (not available in DE)
  • Dungeon Twister, Party In The Dungeon
  • Sleeping Dogs E3 Trailer (not available in DE)

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  • Hi Jawad

    Please answer

    Just two questions

    1. I was just wondering how far we are along with getting Wallace and Gromits grand adventures from telltale games, could you please ask telltale to hurry with this particular title as it was released way back in 2009 on Xbox and PC and I do want to play them in my lifetime.

    2. Is Crash Bash on the same page with Spyro as release dates go, as Crash bash has been asked for a long time now, will we get it this year?

    I hope you’re chasing for Crash Bash like you are with Spyro

    Many thanks

    • 1. Not heard a thing on this. You’d have to ask Telltale.

      2. Spyro is the main focus at the moment. I’m waiting to hear back on Crash Bash.

  • when are we getting the rest of the streets of rage and golden axe series like xbox has?

    Can we also have Sonic the hedgehog 3 please?

  • just the wipeout 2048 dlc for me today

    is it possible to request any look into getting vib ribbon on ps1 classics?

  • So, here again, any news on Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles for the PSP/Vita getting on the store from the US?

    Also, Castlevania Symphony of the Night PS1 classic?
    I know a version of it is included in Dracula X Chronicles but if we aren’t going to get that soon it would be nice to have this in time for PS1 functionality on the Vita, just stick it in the imports section and call it a day? lol.


  • sadly nothing for me today i had my hopes up the spyro was getting released!!!!!

  • Arkham City – PC edition – is on sale at Gamefly for £4.99.

    Have to say that since I started looking on Steam, gamersgate, gog.com and Gamefly at prices for PC downloads, I’ve stopped buying cross platform games on PSN – it’s just too expensive.

  • Will the store be updated early today, since the PSN is down at 4pm

  • hi
    What is in the massive minis pack?

    Also I read that remote play will be implemented so that god of war 1&2 will be playable on vita.
    1. Do you know when this will happen?
    2. Do you know of other ps3 games will have remote play implemented?

  • The Walking Dead? We ever going to see episode 2? Episode 3 is due shortly.

    • Better to ask Telltale games (I’m sure they have a Facebook page) as this is something on their end, actually.

  • yay journey demo

  • hey

    maybe a stupid question .. but why is almost no trailer available for germany ???

    Every week i look at the trailer list and everywhere (like 99%) mentions (not available in DE).

    Kinda wondering why that is.

  • Thanks for the updates as always Jawad, but I have a question:

    Do you know if Fate/Extra is coming soon to the PSN?
    I saw on the Ghostlight blog that they had already submited the game for a PSN release, but until now no more news were given as when exactly it would be released. Thanks in advence.

    Putting that aside, this week nothing really catches my eye so I’ll patiently wait for those Gravity Rush DLC. ;D

  • Walking Dead episode 2 next week or we Riot

    p.s kudos on the £19.99 price tag of Arkham City

  • The article below this states a lower price for Air Conflicts…

  • @7 store isn’t down today it was a mistake by somebodies part on this blog

  • are there any ps3 games going on sale today or any new price drops thanks

    • Hmm, I’ve had a quick look and apparently Saints Row the Third will be £16.99 from today…should’ve mentioned this above. Will update the post when I can and add anything extra I find out.

  • Where is the BBC Sport app? It was meant to be out before Wimbledon starts next week.

  • by the way decent price for batman, especially considering the catwoman DLC alone is £7. im getting greedy now but any chance of a Plus discount :-)

  • and people asking bout walking dead its 27th next week just google it instead of annoying people

  • @ Razordude

    Same here, took the chance and got Aslyum and City for about £7 total. Bargain, and with a little trickery can be played using a DS3.

    Why anyone pay £20 for the base game when the GOTY edition is out in Sept is beyond me.

    PSN is just not cutting it in the cross-platform prices. So many offers and cheaper versions available more regularly elsewhere.

    I’ll wake up to the PSN Store when Rainbow Moon lands next month, until then I can’t think of anything I need on PS3/PSN.

  • Hey can can you guys tell me how long the special edition of gravity rush will be available on the nz psn store? just wanting to take advantage of the vita sale this week instead

  • I would also like to know when we will get Crash Bash?

  • Hi Jawad
    Any news on a release date for Closure, been out in the US for a couple of months now?

  • WWE Smackdown vs raw 2009 is about £30 on ps tore and its a verry old game, FIX IT PLEASE

  • hi Jawad,
    tell me what’s happened with Machinarium ???

  • Hi Jawad,

    I just want to thank you for replying to our coments! Compared to the US PS Store blog post, you really put in some work to answering our questions, thanks a mill!

  • Oh, I had hoped for a Lego Batman 2 demo, as the Xbox got one… :-(

    Ah well, I’ll just pick my copy up somewhere next week I guess. :)

  • jawad any update on these capcom avatars plz reply.


  • Hey Jawad I’ll ask only one question,I hope you’ll answer because everyone is curios about what I’ll ask. However EU Plus members have got 10 games ( 2 games missing) so Will we ever get new games this or next week ? or next month or this month ? Will we ever get free Just Cause 2, Saint’s Row 2 and Rachet and Clank: For all one ? Please answer man, all of us are wondering this :)

    • You might see one or some of them in different periods compared to the US. Next month you might see something they may not have…

  • So I take it The Pinball Arcade is never actually going to get a PAL PSN release.

  • I don’t even like cute stuff but the Lego Batman 2 appeals to me a hell of a lot more than Arkham City (which came with my new PS3 Slim and I found to be tedious beyond belief and sold soon after, but then I didn’t enjoy Arkham Asylum much either.). But you only got the Vita one up here today? Ah well, I still got loads to play from the Plus update a few weeks ago.

  • i was so tempted to get the walking dead, glad i didn’t in the end.

    bad enough waiting month on month for a new episode imo…even worse when the games are delayed indefinitely with no reason given.

    it’s kinda messed up tbh.
    i’ll just wait till you guy decide to release all the episodes before i buy. at least i get what i paid for then.

  • hi,

    when Dr who vita version will be avalable?
    and rock of ages in eu?


  • any update on capcom avatars and what about assassin’s creed III are they going to come a little bit before the release of assassin’s creed III or this summer please i hope you answer to this question and i ask you kindly i don’t mean to be rude plz answer thanx and have a nice day

  • another wednesday another disappointment….
    disappointing update

    i mean seriously jawad where the capcom avatars that were said they’re coming out ?
    do we really have to wait ages for a avatar ?
    we get useless studio avatars we want game avatars not studio avatars

  • Hey Jawad

    first I would like to say thank you for the weekly update wich is very detailed!

    Do you know when we can expect the pinball arcade, zen pinball 2 or snapshot?
    Is it true that jet set will lauch with the ps store update of next week?

    Thank you

  • I was looking at getting Batman on the Vita until I found out it doesn’t have the open world the console version has. I think I’ll have to get the Wipeout DLC and that’ll do this week.

    Upgrading my memory card soon as well in anticipation of the PS1 classics. Wohoo!

  • €9.99 for 1 pinball table???

    Seems a bit overpriced.

  • What’s the state of 12+ rated content for Germany? Support told me Sony was working on a solution about six years ago. Sony’s the only company that restricts the store in this way. Even Nintendo offers 16+ rated demos on their store. Couldn’t you at least put ALL the content in the PS+ area so we can get access to it that way? Is there even anyone working on this?

    And no, it’s not because of the laws. There are ways around it; various ways. Countless companies are using them.

    I hope I’ll get an answer for once.

  • “Have to say that since I started looking on Steam, gamersgate, gog.com and Gamefly at prices for PC downloads, I’ve stopped buying cross platform games on PSN – it’s just too expensive”

    – I agree completely. Fallout New Vegas (with all DLC) cost me 5 times as much as the Steam equivalent even during PSN sale. Not to mention it was over a year late to see a discount.

    I’d buy the Batman DLC Bundle if it was a bit cheaper. Any chance of a discount there?

    At least SOME digital publishers are starting to get the idea.

  • Lego Batman 2 for Vita but not PS3?

    Also please add Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition!

  • Anyone know if/when the Max Payne 3 soundtrack is coming to the store to buy?

  • Wipeout 2048 DLC for me.

    Quick Question is Batman available in the UK store today or is it Friday like the retail version?

    Cheers \m/

  • Nice update “

  • when we get TOMBA???

  • unbelievable that The Walking Dead episode 2 is still not available

  • Ok, I hope someone from SCEE sees this.

    I am really disappointed in the quality of the European PS Store.
    I am really disappointed with the way SONY treats their European customers.

    The U.S store has constantly much more content than the European one, not to mention having everything faster. More demos that never make it to the EU store, gaming mini-shows such as qore, more games available.

    The full games digital downloads are also more expensive than the retail ones. Why would I bother buying e.g Mass Effect 3 for 69.99€, when I can get it retail for as much as 50€?

    This is 2012 and everything is interconnected. There is no excuse in not having the same content available at the same time in all regions through their stores.

    Why isn’t MGS HD Collection for the Vita available in the EU store?
    It’s been out in the U.S since the 12th of June.

    Don’t you people want to sell Vitas? Or make money?

  • I do not usually post but i just want to express my disappointment on how poor the EU ps store is. I read the store updates every week and they have consistently been poor and average at best. Many of the ps3 users comment here and their requests fall on deaf ears, the prices and quality of products are not worthy of being on the store at this point. I hardly use my vita due to the lack of games available and my ps3 if it wernt for fifa would be gathering dust….. I am a massive batman fan and putting arkham city on the store at that price when the dlc is 8 pounds, and the game has been out since October 2011 is bemusing! sort it out for the sake of your gamers please

  • @31, 37, 39: Farsight has announced the release of The Pinball Arcade in Europe will be 27 June:

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