‘Heads-up’ PlayStation Store update, 23rd January 2013

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Lead image The Cave 1

The Cave is one to look out for this week. Gather your squad of explorers and descend deep into the abyss in this gorgeous looking adventure title from the creative minds at Double Fine Productions.

Demon's Souls screenshot

Elsewhere on the Store this week, discover the uniquely treacherous world of Demon’s Souls in a digital release of the much-loved RPG.

Dead Space 3 - Hero

Join Isaac Clarke and John Carver in co-op play in a demo of Dead Space 3. Play solo, or try out drop-in-drop-out co-op action with a friend.

Metal Gear Rising - Featured Image

Also, one of my most anticipated games has a demo today! Slice and dice your enemies (and environment) or stealth it out in the insanely fun Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo.
PlayStation Store is also holding a Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Sale where you can expect up to 50% off, so grab yourself that missing title from your collection. Chris has all the juicy details in his recent post.

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

  • Pinball Arcade (PS Vita) – 100% off
  • Deus Ex – 15% off
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – 15% off
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Missing Link – 15% off
  • Just Cause – 15% off
  • Just Cause 2 Full Game – 15% off
  • Just Cause 2 – Black Market Aerial Pack – 15% off
  • Just Cause 2 – Black Market Boom Pack – 15% off


Dust 514 Beta
Price: Free
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Germany

Dust 514 Beta
Now for just €0.99, you get DUST 514 and 2,000 AUR to spend on your character in the in-game Marketplace.
Price: €0.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Germany Only

Demon’s Souls
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Mad Dog Mccree (Trial available)
Price: £6.49/€7.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Turkey

Mix Superstar (Trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: Not available in Turkey

Split/Second Velocity Ultimate Edition
Price: £19.99/€24.99
Availability: All

The Cave (Trial available)
Price: £9.99/€12.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Zombie Driver HD (Trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in New Zealand


PS3 demos (Free)

Dead Space 3
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany


PS Vita

Doodle God
Price: £4.79/€5.99
Availability: Not available in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

Invizimals: Trading Card App (Spa Only)
Price: Free
Availability: Spain, Portugal only

PS Vita demos

Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed
Availability: All


PlayStation Mobile

Gun Commando
Price: £2.19/€2.79
Availability: Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK


Corpse Party: Book Of Shadows
Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand

Invizimals: Trading Card App
Price: Free
Availability: Spain, Portugal only


Farm Frenzy Series bundle (Bountiful Harvest Pack)
Price: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand

Run For Your Life bundle
Price: £3.49/€3.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: TBC


Angry Birds Trilogy

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All
Borderlands 2

Prices: £0.75/€0.89
Availability: All
Dead Or Alive 5

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All
Joe Danger 2: The Movie

Prices: £3.19/€3.99
Availability: All
Just Dance 4

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All
Rock Band 3

Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

Availability: Not available in Turkey



Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All

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  • Hello Jawad
    Here’s a quote of what you had to say last week when I asked you about Uncharted 2 (digital) issue:
    “I haven’t heard anything else on this but I’ll see what I can find out, if anything.”
    If anything you say? I am deeply hurt Jawad. Is that it? we’re just gonna accept the fact that this game we purchased is broken and no one cares to fix it?
    It’s been 4 months already since we reported this and the game is still being sold in the store as if nothing is wrong.
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Jawad, put an end to this. I no longer have patience to talk about it anymore.
    Thank you

  • Hey AlexPSN89
    I read what you said last week about Crash Bash and agree, it needs to be on the store, to complete the all conquering Crash Bandicoot collection.
    We need your help to get Crash Bash , so please do some of your amazing drawings to help out as jawad likes these, like you did with Spyro and that will keep jawad encouraged and motivated to work and eventually release Crash Bash on to the store.
    P.S Jawad, what is going on with Crash Bash anyway, last I heard is that you said “I’ll look into it once more” so any updates on this?
    Many thanks

  • dead space 3 pre order ???

  • Is Aliens: Colonial Marines also getting digital release on PSN(PlayStationStore) ?

  • Will Sumioni and Orgarythm be released for more countries today?

  • No dokoro or Ragnarok yet?

  • What’s up with the avatars that cost 4x the normal price!!??

  • No demo for Sly ? :(

  • New Vita games this week has also this insane country limitations, same as last week.
    “Not available in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey”
    And no news of Playstation Mobile in Sweden…
    That’s it.
    It’s over now.
    Selling my PSVITA as quickly as possible. Have lost my faith.
    SCEE is ruining PSVITA in Europe.

  • Any news on the Blacksmith (Purple Knight) pack for Castle Crashers?
    I’ve al;l but given up hope of us ever getting it.

  • Are you kidding me? Original Corpse Party available in Russia, yet sequel is not.
    Sony, you deserve to go bankrupt next gen.

  • Hey Jawad, any word on additional DLC costumes for All-Stars Royale?

  • Will you post the Plus Feb content soon?

  • The Cave and Mad Dog MCree for me, is Skyrim DLC still available at 50% off?

  • The amount of angry little children on here is quite frankly disturbing.

  • Hiya
    4th week in a row asking this question without an answer so PLEASE answer
    When will the english version of munch’s oddysee be released to the belgian/flemish store ?

    • There’s nothing to announce right now on this. Sorry.

    • I thought I’d jump in and answer this, I hope that’s ok Jawad?
      We’re finishing up work on the language versions at the moment, and are HOPING to be in submission in February, with a release in late-Feb/Early March
      We are sorry it’s taken so long but we had a few issues to fix up in the English versions that also impact the language versions.

  • Even thought it’s highly overpriced yet again we in Scandinavain are not getting a psvita game. looking at Doodle God this time.
    WHY ARE YOU NOT RELASING GAMES FOR US? Geez it’s like you don’t want us to support the psvita.

  • Wow, how many times has Just Cause 2 been on sale? Everyone who has a PS3 must own it by now.

  • haha again nothing for polish ppl -_- when we get sumioni.

  • No avatars today?
    Can live with it – finally can play MGR demo (finally some good hack’n’slash game in past years). And waitin’ for my NiNoKuni.
    Hm, selling DS in store is a good choice. Perhaps more people will play this awesome game (one of the best if not the best games of this (pretty bad) generation).

  • Haha!
    A great week for me this one. Undead Nightmare 50% off (Thanks Chris :D ) Metal Gear Rising Demo, DS3 Demo, Sonic All-Stars Vita Demo, and the Injustice Theme is on the Store.
    Best update of 2013 (until Rising arrives lol).

  • There is also avatars for DmC, The Cave, more from Planets Under Attack, some DJ like ones, Disgea, Legislita (Spelling?) and your usual non-gaming avatars of themes which are on the store which are boring me.

  • Nice content this week!
    I bought Mad Dog McCree, The Cave, Anger Management Pack for Angry Birds, Joe Danger 2 Undead Pack & i’ll try the Demo for Zombie Driver HD before I decide to purchase it.
    @ JAWAD
    What’s the situation on Wrestlefest, as there is a DLC pack & when will Dance Magic release, as there was DLC for that too but it has been taken off the store???
    Looking forward to Capcom Arcade Cabinet next month ;)
    Kind Regards

    • I’ve got nothing to announce for those titles. As you’ve notived, occasionally DLC gets pushed out before the game is ready for release, which is a shame but sadly it can happen.
      In any case, let’s hope the release for the games aren’t too far away.

  • @GraFGrizzli: Yes there are Avatars and Themes released today! There are a handful DmC Avatars and a few new themes. I’d browse the Web Store and filter both categories by New releases first if you’re looking for anything in particular :)

  • Any toca ps1 games coming to the store please answer

  • Best store update in a while. At least £30 worth of purchases there, plus demos. Cool.

  • Corpse Party was already available.
    And it was already PS Vita compatible.
    This confuses me.
    Are SCEE just padding the updates out now with already available titles.
    In the hopes those who didn’t notice/know about the original release will think it’s a bigger update?

  • Any news on Legend od Dragoon? secondly I’d like to recommend some titles to go on sale
    Theme Hospital
    Wild Arms
    Vandal Hearts Flames of Judgement
    Cladun x2

  • @Jawad plz vive us the Sly Cooper thieves in time demo!the US has it already so plz just give it to us!!

  • At this point, this post should come with an apology in the headline. Otherwise it’s plain offensive. “F everyone from Australia, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Kuwait, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE.”
    And you wonder why Vita is failing. What a bloody mystery.

  • any news on star wars battlefront renegade squadron coming to ps vita?

  • 28# I think this is the sequel.

  • plz Give us sorry not vive but plzz!put it in store!

  • @Nightmare966
    Thanks! Unfortunately DmC is such an ugly game that I would never want to picture of anything from this game in my profile.

  • I thought you lot were against giving discounts to games that were free on plus before? cause um yeah there’s two of em we’ve had for free already.
    no price on hoq much revengence is going to be? probably 40 or 50 right?

  • @Sisee Book a Shadows is a sequel to Corpse party. And as you can see it’s mostly unavailable where original is sold.
    And SCEE should pad updates with previously released titles by making them available in all countries, unless law prevents that.

  • What a very poor content for this week… Demo’s get boring after a while & we are lacking for what was a very good deal for Plus members last year & the Instant gaming collection.. Pinball on the Vita isn’t my cup of tea & the Vita thus far isn’t getting much content to warrant this handheld value for money.. Please can we get better deals on full games & not over priced games in the Store for which can be purchased at your local gaming stores..

  • @ Jawad:
    Hi there Jawad! How are you?
    I’m here just to give you some further feedback – read, an improved wishlist. Aside from the ones I’ve asked for last week (Crash Bash, Chocobo Racing, Hogs Of War and Destrega), I’d like to add the first Marvel Vs. Capcom, as it got a PSOne release back in the day. Sure, don’t take it as anything more than the wishlist it’s supposed to be – it’s just that either one of these games is something that I’d love to play on my PSP for one reason or another, as I’ve been glad to be able to do with the Spyro games.
    Let me know!

    • I’d recommend getting Marvel vs Capcom Origins instead. It’s very unlikely to see the PSOne version getting released on the store.

  • We got the first Corpse Party on the South African store so why are we not getting the sequel Corpse Party: Book Of Shadows? Also any word if SCEE can maybe release Sumioni: Demon Arts & Orgarhythm for PS Vita in South Africa?

  • Well we got RCR last week chapeau! but CS:GO anyone!!!!!! Doodle god limitation is beyond reason. You all do know the app on ios and Android is widely available no? Why the restriction on the psn game?? can someone at Sony or play station EU clarify this dichotomy
    Some nice demo’s there time to clean up the HDD

  • oh and any chance of revengence avatars? maybe whisper into konami’s ear all sensual xD
    do the same for getting chrono trigger out here

  • will there be a dead space 3 pre orde on the store at some point for uk???

  • Wow, The Cave sure does look like a great game.
    I hear it’s great fun too ;)

  • Two questions this week:
    1. Demons Souls – Is the online still active from a technical standpoint? I thought they turned the servers off already.
    2. Doodle God – Pricing is a bit steep compared to other portable platforms? Who set the pricing on this?

    • As far as I am aware, yep. The online functions were deactivated for Demon’s Souls.
      As usual, pricing is a topic I can’t discuss. Sorry!

  • any sign of wake up club in the future? would prefer if i could earn trophies to wake up rather than wake up to a standard boring tesco alarm clock :(

  • Two questions Jawad:
    1. When is the european release date for Ratchet and Clank Qforce for Vita?
    2. Also, when is the February sale for Vita?
    Please answer, and have a very nice day :)

  • Will Persona 4 get released here soon? The US have had it ages

  • hey jawad any chance of jak x as a ps2 classic ? =] btw thankyou very much for spyro man well done =]

  • @40, it’s a sequel!
    Anyway, how often do PS1 and PS2 classics get added to the store? And can you badger Bandai into release Digimon World as a classic? :(

    • They usually release as and when they’re ready Depends on the game and how much it takes to get it out there.

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