‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 18 July 2012

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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 18 July 2012

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Good old zombies shuffle their way in line in this week’s Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, now available as two individual titles.

Disney Pixar’s Brave for PlayStation 3 also sees new territories added to it – Austria, Germany, Spain and Switzerland can now play the game based on Disney Pixar’s latest movie. More territories will be added in the coming week. Stay tuned.

PS Plus members have two new titles added to the fray – Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Saints Row 2, all inclusive with your PS Plus membership. Not an extra penny needed!

And if you feel like it, you can also get DLC for both titles at 50% off for a limited time only.

Full list of this week’s DLC, avatars and themes can be found below.

Happy gaming.

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.

PlayStation Plus



Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – 100% discount
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light DLC Packs (various) – All packs at 50% off for two weeks only!




Saints Row 2 – 100% discount
Saints Row 2 DLC Packs (various) – All packs at 50% off for two weeks only!



PS3 Games

Disney Pixar Brave PS3 (releases 19th July 2012)
In Disney Pixar Brave: The Video Game, challenge destiny and change your fate! Play as Merida, a Will ‘o the Wisp and other popular characters from new Disney Pixar film, as you run, jump and battle your way through the rugged landscape of mythical Scotland. With your wits and bravery, face off against fierce enemies to end a magical curse and save the kingdom!


Price: €49.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland

Crysis 2 Maximum Edition
The Crysis 2 Maximum Edition includes Crysis 2 and its two DLC packs Retaliation and Decimation.
Price: £23.99/€29.99/AU$49.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not including BL, HN, QA


NASCAR The Game 2011 takes the next generation of NASCAR racing games to a whole new level finally capturing the very essence of what makes NASCAR America’s number one motorsport.



Price: £7.99/€9.99/AU$15.95

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
The latest Resident Evil guided shooting experience!

Use the PlayStation Move or a traditional wireless controller to take down zombies in full re-mastered HD for a new kind of Resident Evil experience.

Survive a new horror-filled story while taking in familiar locales with classic characters in The Darkside Chronicles!

Price: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Get ready for a Resident Evil guided shooting experience!

Use the PlayStation Move or a traditional wireless controller to take down zombies in full re-mastered HD for a new kind of Resident Evil experience.

Relive events from the original series through new perspectives with classic characters.

Price: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany
File Size: 5472MB

PS Vita Games

MLB 12 The Show
Compatible with PlayStationVita only.

Pitch strikes, hit home runs and sprint to third base in one of the most realistic baseball games ever seen.

Featuring official teams and stadiums, MLB 12 The Show™ is easy to pick up and play for beginners and hard core baseball fans alike.

Let’s play ball!
Price: £23.99,€29.99,AU$49.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 2802MB

PSP Games

Adventures To Go!
Compatible with PSP (PlayStation Portable) and PlayStation Vita.
Word on the cobblestones is that the king needs new heroes to keep his realm safe, but is Finn Courtland and his band of misfits really what His Majesty had in mind? Take on jobs and battle monsters in Adventures To Go, where exciting adventures are made to order!


Price: £9.99/€14.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, AT, BE, DK, FI, IT, NL, NZ, NO, PO, PT, RU, SE, UA

File Size: 57MB


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (available on Thursday)

  • Elite Drop 13 – Arctic Recon
  • Elite Drop 14 – U-Turn/Vortex
  • Elite Drop 15 – Intersection
  • Call of Duty: MW3 REQUIRED Access Key 3 for DLC

Prices: Free for Elite members
Availability: All

Dragon’s Dogma

  • Weapon Pack: The Debilitator

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

Game Of Thrones

  • Game Of Thrones – Dog Skin

Prices: €0.99
Availability: AU, GE, PO, RU, UKR only

Ghost Recon Future Soldier

  • Arctic Strike DLC Pack

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

Mass Effect 3

  • Mass Effect 3 – Earth Multiplayer Expansion

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Rainbow Moon

  • Rainbow Moon – 270,000 Rainbow Coins (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)
  • Rainbow Moon Amulet Set (Triple) (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • Rainbow Moon Starter Pack (Large) (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)

Availability: All

Real Steel

  • Assembly Robot Value Pack #1

Prices: £6.49/€7.99
Availability: Not available in AZ,DK,FI,NZ,NO,PL,RU,SE,UKRAINE

Rock Band 3

  • Not Again (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • Love Shack (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • My Body (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)


Rbn 2.0

  • Mystery Train (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • I Don’t Want To Hear About Your Crappy Boyfriend (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
  • Deny (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • Gamers Unite (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
  • Reckless & Relentless (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)

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

Soul Calibur V

  • Ancient Armor 2 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • Cepheus Compatibility Pack 8 (Free)
  • Dark Warrior Armor 1 (£1.99/€2.49/AU$4.25)
  • Modern Costumes 3 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • School Uniforms 1 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)

Availability: All

Warriors Orochi 3

  • Bgm Pack 3 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • Dynasty Trad Costume (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
  • STAGE PACK 4 (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)
  • STAGE PACK 5 (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
  • WALLPAPERS 3 (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)

Availability: Not available in NZ

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – 10 Years Of Video Games

Prices: £2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95
Availability: Not available in SA


The Studio Avatars

  • Jasper Goodall Avatar Bundle (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 5
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 6
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 7
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 8
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 9
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 4
  • Jasper Goodall Avatar 10

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




  • Dynamic Binary Code Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
  • Dynamic Data Stream Theme Two (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
  • Dynamic Time Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


  • Quantum Conundrum – Dimensions (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


  • Dynamic Military Helicopter Landing Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


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


  • Dynamic Budapest Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
  • Dynamic Na Pali Cliffs Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


  • Dynamic Brick And Steel Theme (£1.99/€2.49/$4.25)


  • Playstation Guide (Russia Only)
    Playstation Guide Episode 1
    Playstation Guide Episode 2
    Playstation Guide Episode 3
  • Access Episode 040 (Vita)

Availability Change

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock (PS3) – Now available in Norway and Switzerland

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  • Is there any news on the wake up club app for the ps vita?

  • what are the discounts of the week?

  • Yay! Dr. Who for Norway ;-)

  • finally got a reply from Capcom EU regarding these avatars.

    Something’s take a long time for very little return. So they are not prioritised.

    Avatars is one of these, without sharing confidential information of our first party partners there is an extremely long process that involves localising large reams of data in 12 languages in the submissions process. There are no shortcuts and the whole process can last several months from start to finish.

    It’s very time heavy and simply put we don’t have the staff to make this 100% priority ahead of getting a game out of the door and on the shelves.

    The good news is that there is a large batch of avatars going through the process as we speak, whether they’re the ones you want however…

    BTW crap update for avatars jawad sort it!and why was the store an hour late?!

    • I saw the response.

      Scheduling issues do arrise so you may have some posts change times now and then. It’s pretty normal.

  • inb4 crash bash

  • Another week, another update. Looks like I’ll be getting part the last batch of SCV DLC (and the free games 8D).

    One thing though, Jawad, last week Darksiders II “Last Sermon” trailer was added to the Store, but it was the teaser, not the full thing. Can you ask THQ if they’re submitting the full thing? Thanks :)

  • will there be a physical version of MLB the show on this side of the pond and any news on wake up club, i want trophies when i wake up >:D

  • any chance of the marvel avatars? And please please can we get some Batman Arkham city avatars!!!! I never get a reply :(

  • No one asked about spyro yet xD

  • Good update, nothing for me though. And very little Vita love…

  • @ Jawad:

    Hi there, Jawad! First things first, I wanted to thank you for your advice: I’ve taken advantage for the Dissidia sale and now I’m happy to tell you that, despite a slight misadventure when trading the games for Playstation Store Cards (Gamestop’s offer has been kind of unfair, to say the least), now both Dissidia and Dissidia 012 are on my Memory Stick.

    Then, there’s my questions, as usual…
    – About the Spyro games (again, I know… bear with me! :(), can the “soon-ish” you talked about last week be measured in weeks or months?
    – There’s one game I’d be interested to buy for my PSP, that is, Metal Slug Anthology. I know that one is available on the US Playstation Store, while the same can’t be said about our own Store. Will it become available one day or the presence of individual Metal Slug games prevents the compilation from making it here? In other words, do you suggest me to wait or to look for the game’s UMD version at some online retailer?

    • I’d like to say weeks but I don’t want to in case it gives too much hope…so “soon”…I lose either way here :(

  • What’s with the lack of PSone Classics as of late ?

  • where discounts?

  • any news on marvel avatars? Also i request some Batman Arkham city avatars…. Would be immense!!!!

  • Nothing for me this week. Think I’m much more interested in the upcoming Uncharted 3 patch that adds some new stuff and FINALLY adds multiplayer trophies (50 in all) to get. I always play U3 multiplayer anyways so it’ll be nice to rack up some more trophies playing the game I already play anyways.

    By the way, I’d love a Dark Knight Rises batsymbol avatar. The free themes last week were nice.

  • A nice, small update this week! I’ll be picking up Lara Croft with my PS+ subscription, looking forward to playing that.

    You guys don’t get thanked enough for what you do, and what you put up with. You’re constantly criticized for stuff that is out of your control, and you have to remain civil while people are overly harsh.

    From the people that realise how much hard work you go through and put up with, we thank you!

  • nice,some free mass effect dlc :)

    any chance you could ask the folks who make the avatars for some national flags?
    i would love a scotland flag :p

  • Random question: will we ever get Blazblue avatars on here ? or is it impossible ? thank you

  • is the retail version MLB the show on ps vita going to be in the shops this week as well not got enough space on my memory card :(

  • So, here again.

    Any updates on any Castelvania games finally making it over from the US store? I figured the imports section was so you guys could easily bring over titles with less work, but there hasn’t been an update in a while.
    Still holding out hope that we might get some Castlevania games here at some point.

    Also, how come FFVII Crisis Core isn’t on the store, it is one of the PSP titles I missed that I wanted to catch up on with a Vita and there isn’t a digital version. Is there something keeping Square Enix or you guys from putting it up on the store?

    • I’ve asked a few guys internally who deal with Konami on this but haven’t heard back.

      It’s totally up to Square Enix for that game. We’d be happy for it to get a digital release.

  • vicheous not gonna happen Dr who is EU only


    • I hope Jawad doesn’t mind me jumping in here…

      We’re still a few weeks away from releasing Munch’s Oddysee HD on PS3/VITA.

      Best rest assured when we approach release you’ll see plenty from us about it here or over at the main Oddworld Inhabitants, website.


    • Cheers Stewart :)

  • Am I missing something or is there absolutely nothing for the VIta this week? This is getting ridiculous now. It’s been getting less and less, you have a great sale and then in the weekly update there isn’t a single item for the Vita.

  • ok.. now i see why mlb the show got pulled last week, So you’d be able to put it out today, because, correct me if i’m wrong, there seems to be absolutely Nothing else (new) to buy, Surely this can’t be, have i misread (again) the content list… There must be more stuff available to sell than this… gotta say, absolute worst store update i have ever seen.

  • Hey jawad any idea on a release for Dyad?

  • @ irish-sid & ian111199:

    Hey, there’s no need to snark about their demand. Maybe we can snark about their absence, but not about their demand.

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Jasper Goodall Avatar Bundle for me this week.

    When are getting Auditorium HD?

  • The only thing I was looking forward to was THPS HD, but yet again Sony have their priorities mixed up again and have let M$ screw us over with another stupid timed exclusivity deal. I’m beginning to wonder if Sony actually want people to buy their next gen machine, Microsoft may charge people to watch advertising but at least they understand their customers. If Sony don’t want my money then M$ sure will.

  • Any word on when the PS Vita compatible version of Field Commander PSP will be available?

  • Are there any plans for future Complete Editions ofor more early PS3 first party games like Everybody’s Golf for PSN? Would really like to buy a Folklore: Complete Edition with all the DLC included.

    Also now that games like MLB and Nascar are available on EU PSN, what about Aquanaut’s Holiday (English language version published in Asia by SCE) or Afrika (published by SCE in Japan but by Natsume in North America).

    Last but not least, are there plans to make the entire Ratchet and Clank series available to buy on PSN, namely Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time. A complete series bundle on sale would be a brilliant way for newcomers to catch up ahead of QForce.

  • chrisredfield_97

    hey jaward i’m sorry but i will ask you again very kindly and i like you to answer me plz can you tell me if you know anything about the ac3 avatars and some capcom avatars and oh something else plz any devil may cry avatars like us got plz jaward answer to these questions and have a nice day and week bye for now!!!

    • All I get told are some ACIII avatars released. That’s all. Whether we get the same or not is up to Ubisoft.

      Capcom have yet to submit their avatars but are in the process. There a post further up (#4) this page that details a response from Capcom.

  • NISA recently announced that Hyperdimension Neptunia mk 2 will be launched on PSN in august.
    Can you see if we in the nordic countries will be denied this title as NISA has failed to deliver DLC in general to the countries since shortly after Disgaea 4 got out in Europe.
    If it will not be avaible (as the DLC) for us, can’t you at Sony help them out somehow?
    Cause it is starting to look bad on both SCEE and NISA’s accounts that you can not provide the same service to all your customers.

  • When are we going to get any decent PS2 classics ? the PS2 had one of the best games ever created but Sony is acting like it never existed.

    Seriously you could be making a fortune from PS2 classics yet you drip feed us PS2 shovelware that would even embarrass the Wii.

    Would you prefer i just go and buy a used PS2 ? if i do you do not get any money from that.

  • any idea when we will be getting the Dawnguard dlc for Skyrim

    also shouldn’t there be a pt.9 From A Different Sky for Dragon’s Dogma?

    oh and Tokyo Jungle pleassssssssssssssse

  • Any chance of a sale or price drop for the Star Wars: Force Unleashed DLC? The game is quite old now and 3 levels at £7.99 each seems very expensive. Surely a drop to around a couple of quid each would make sense.

  • coolrichy Norway is I Europe you know omg

  • Fate/Extra?

    Also more content not available to more countries, with this new policy I don’t think I’ll sticking for PS4…. tbh Having PS Store in Polish Language sucks :/

  • Hi Jawad, will be Phantasy Star Portable 2 re up to PSN? The game was compatible with PSvita earlier,but was removed

  • Where’s Dyad?

    Alphabetical Sorting of PSN games please.

  • No Tony Hawk pro skater HD? And it’s my birthday today :D

  • No Dyad? When’s it coming?

  • Hey Jawad, nice update this week I’m gonna have fun with a few more matches on Mass Effect 3!

    Also I’m gonna add my regular comment of: Please get Konami to add Castlevania: Symphony of the Night to PSOne Classics.

    Aslo any news on PS Vita 1.80?

  • Game of Thrones and Record of Agarest War 2
    When will we get these games, why can’t we get them at the same time like US.

  • @23 MLB the show is for Vita, little love there. Willbe getting this (if your actually putting it out this week, been let down before) and the NASCAR game.

  • Where is the Call of Duty MW3 collection 2 theme? iv noticed the U.S have it already but unable to download it there.

  • cheers for the reply jed, soz for double post! i really hope there will be some Batman avatars, would be awesome!!!! This weeks update (ps+) is awesome, keep up the good work :D

  • File Size for Lara Croft please?

    Also this site could do with more avatars, is Studio the only avatars were getting? I don’t think major companies like Capcom and Konami don’t care about Europe any more.

    Also another question, when is the Spyro trilogy, Wipeout 2097 and Crash Bash coming and especially decent 1st party titles Sony made for PS2 classics? It’s been 5 years since we haven’t got Spyro. Spyro 2 and Wipeout 2097 were going to be included as classics though when it was advertised in my GT5 Prologue which I used to own. Not to mention, please bring back Destruction Derby. Thanks.

  • Jawad, any idea when the Hero & villain pack will be available for Lego Batman 2 please.

  • @supersmith2500: Since it’s a PSN game, you can download the Trial right now, and the unlock key later when the store updates. It’s more or less 2.5 GB.

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