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‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (8th April 2010)

Update time again, and how quick the Easter weekend has come and gone! I hope you all sufficiently got your fill of chocolate goodness, and if you’re anything like me, you’re now suffering from the guilt and are working on hard on losing all those extra pounds you’ve gained.

Talking of losing pounds, here is the weekly release of content to help you spend your pennies (I know, that was one of the greatest links of all time right?). Our PSP Favourites promotion is here for one more week, as well as the latest batch of Special Offers which will be replaced with new deals next week.

Onto the new stuff, our friends from FirstPlay release the first episode of their new video magazine offering, as well as the option to subscribe for three months worth of episodes. We’ve watched this project come to fruition with great interest, and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s been worth the wait once you try it for yourself.

Blue Toad Murder Files episodes 4, 5 and 6 arrive, with more puzzles and intrigue for you to delve into, whilst we also have the demo for 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the latest mini to hit our digital shelves – Freekscape: Escape From Hell.

As usual, I don’t have enough space to write about all the content available this week, so for the full listing have a gander at the list below.

PlayStation Store via PS3

Special Offers (PSP content also available via PSP and Media Go)

(Available until the 15th of April)

  • Outrun Arcade Online (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.25/€6.59)
  • Gunstar Heroes (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X – Russian Falcons Pack (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • Tom Clancy’s End War Escalation Expansion Pack (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Dynogems (mini) (was – £2.49/€2.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)
  • Driver 76 (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • Asphalt: Urban GT 2 (PSP) (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £6.29/€7.99)
  • Mawaskes Puzzle (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £8.69/€10.99)
  • Cover Girl (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)

PSP Favourites (also available via PSP and Media Go)

(Available until the 15th of April)

  • LittleBigPlanet (was – £19.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
  • Gran Turismo (was – £19.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
  • Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (was – £19.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
  • MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (was – £19.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
  • Ghostbusters (was – £14.99/€24.99 now – £9.99/€12.99)
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)
  • FIFA 10 (was – £29.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (was – £29.99/€34.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (was – £13.99/€17.99 now – £8.69/€10.99)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (was – £13.99/€17.99 now – £8.69/€10.99)
  • Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Tekken 6 (was – £31.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • F1 2009 (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron (was £31.99/€39.99 now £15.99€19.99)
  • Need for Speed: Shift (was – £29.99/€39.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (was – £29.99/€34.99 now – £13.99/€17.99)
  • Colin McRae DiRT 2 (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Beaterator (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £7.19/€8.99)
  • Football Manager Handheld 2010 (was – £29.99/€34.99 now – £15.99/€19.99)

Downloadable Games

  • Aqua Panic! HD (PS3 Version) (£7.99/€9.99)
    Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand

Game Bundle

  • Topatoi – Bundle (£7.99/€9.99)
    (Contains ‘Topatoi: Great Tree Story’ game, and additional content pack ‘Pillar of the Skies’)
    Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales

Demos

  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Demo (free) Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales

minis

  • Freekscape: Escape from Hell (£3.99/€4.99)
    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content

  • Blue Toad Murder Files –
    Episodes 4-6 Bundle (£9.99/€12.99)
    (Contains the episodes below, which are also sold separately)
    Episode 4 – Death from Above (£4.79/€5.99)
    Episode 5 – The Riddles of the Past (£4.79/€5.99)
    Episode 6 – Flight of the Felonious Fugitive (£4.79/€5.99)
    Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales
  • Just Cause 2 – Chevalier Ice Breaker (free)
    Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: All locales
  • Mega Man 10 –
    Bass Mode (£1.59/€1.99)
    Special Stage 1 (£1.19/€1.49)
    Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales
  • Hustle Kings – Basement Crazy Table Pack (free)
    Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales
  • LittleBigPlanet –
    The Incredibles Family Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    Syndrome Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    Edna Mode Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    Frozone Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    The Incredibles Costume Pack (£4.79/€5.99)
    The Incredibles Level Kit (£3.99/€4.99)
    Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales
  • Rock Band -
    Rise Up And Rock Pack 01 (£6.29/€7.99)
    (contains the following tracks which are also sold separately)
    Again by Flyleaf (£0.99/€1.49)
    Feel Good Drag by Anberlin (£0.99/€1.49)
    Fire It Up by Thousand Foot Crutch (£0.99/€1.49)
    Live Life Loud by Hawk Nelson (£0.99/€1.49)
    Meant To Live by Switchfoot (£0.99/€1.49)
    Monster by Skillet (£0.99/€1.49)
    Stand In The Rain by Superchick (£0.99/€1.49)
    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and UAE
  • Guitar Hero 5 –
    Fall Out Boy Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49)
    (contains the following tracks which are also sold separately)
    The Take Over, The Breaks Over (£1.59/€1.99)
    This Ain’t A Scene (£1.59/€1.99)
    Thx Fr Th Mmrs (£1.59/€1.99)
    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: Not available in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

FirstPlay

Episode 001 (£0.99)
Three Month Subscription (£8.99)
Availability: UK Only

Videos

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman: AA Game of the Year Trailer
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Campaign Reveal Trailer

Themes

  • Bioshock 2 Multiplayer Theme (free)

PlayStation Store via PSP and Media Go

(Special Offers and PSP Favourites are available as listed above)

Downloadable Games (also available via the PS3 store)

  • Aqua Panic! (PSP Version) (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: Not available in Australia and New Zealand
  • Dead or Alive Paradise (£29.99/€34.99) Rating: PEGI 16
    Availability: Not available in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

minis (also available via the PS3 store)

  • Freekscape: Escape from Hell (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (also available via the PS3 store)

  • The Eye of Judgement Legends – Protector Expansion Pack (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

Themes

  • LittleBigPlanet Theme (free)

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Freekscape for sure, that seems to be it..

 
vicheous 8 April, 2010 @ 12:04 pm   3

Woah! Blue Toad Murder files for me all evening.. ;-)
Oh and of course the JC 2 DLC

 

Dead or Alive Paradise…

So, more [DELETED] than usual on this weeks update eh Mike ;-)

Nothing for me this time. To bad. Now: Chocolate!

 
Roxas598 8 April, 2010 @ 12:05 pm   6

where’s the flower soundtrack?

 
Matty-R-14 8 April, 2010 @ 12:06 pm   7

Nice :) Firstplay and World Cup Demo for me
What time do you think the store will be updated for?

 

Just junk this week alsow. Where is the remake of the first Monkey Island? Should have been here last week….

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:21 pm    

    It was not due last week no, sorry, not sure where you got that information from. It IS coming though.

 
Alcest-Wizard 8 April, 2010 @ 12:07 pm   9

nice update :) i think i’ll download the add-on content of megaman :D
any news about half-minute hero in spain? please answer me, i want to play that game

samplane123 8 April, 2010 @ 12:07 pm   10

No Flower soundtrack?

 
valkyrio 8 April, 2010 @ 12:07 pm   11

And where’s Anarchy : Rush Hour ??
The US got it 2 weeks ago.

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:25 pm    

    I can see it on the schedule, so it is coming, and won’t be that much longer.

orton131 8 April, 2010 @ 12:08 pm   12

Hey Mikey, how are you? good I hope!

Hmm looks like ill be picking up FirstPlay, Just Cause 2 DLC (unless it was included in the Limited Edition?) and 2010 fifa world cup demo, that looks about it for me tho! Nice update and thanks!

 
addyjones1234 8 April, 2010 @ 12:08 pm   13

Awesome update but where’s the Flower Soundtrack?

 
gerarpafe 8 April, 2010 @ 12:08 pm   14

Hi Mike, are you able to confirm that PS3 version of Aqua Panic HD runs too on the PSP? I mean, can we play one version on both consoles, like PSOne games and Minis?

Thanks for your response :)

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:26 pm    

    They are two separate versions, one for each format, and they will not work on both.

 

Good update;)

+ Last week i got that ‘Namco Museum Essentials’ which i LOVED :P
Any chance you asking Namco, Taito, Atari, Midway etc etc if they could have more old-school games on PSN? That is the only thing lacking on PSN for me.

+ ‘Hustle Kings – Basement Crazy Table Pack’ Sounds COOL to! :)

 
Andy-McK-4ever 8 April, 2010 @ 12:08 pm   16

Looks like there’s nothing for me this week. Oh well, back to Uncharted 2 I go.

 
moriarty1975 8 April, 2010 @ 12:08 pm   17

Patch for high stakes poker is live. Wheres the DLC?

Anything about the echochrome 1.02 patch??

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:27 pm    

    I should now more about High Stakes Poker DLC soon, as for patches I don’t know I’m afraid.

 

mike cmon dude a few REAL ps1 classics are well overdue

 
Guillemots 8 April, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   19

i’ll try Fifa World Cup Demo for sure :)

 
Marrsterhausen 8 April, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   20

Hi Mike, hope you had a great Easter weekend…

You were quick out of the blocks last week regarding the PS Store update! Was your over indulging in chocolate responsible for your delay this week? ;-)

Anyway, is the Flower soundtrack out this week too? I remember reading earlier this week an interview with the composer on this blog about it being released soon…

All the best!

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:28 pm    

    The date was wrong on that post, I don’t have any information on the correct date yet I’m afraid.

 
KC-alpha-14 8 April, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   21

Great update today. Looking forward to buying FirstPlay and just maybe that Incredibles level kit. Keep up the good work and all the best to those working at FirstPlay.

 
sharpenedpixel 8 April, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   22

Aqua Panic! HD is £7.99? Is there a demo coming? There’s not even a review of this game anywhere that I can see. The trailer looks good but I was fooled with Hustle Kings that way…

LockIeys 8 April, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   23

Slow update this week.
Still, I wouldn’t call it bad at all!
Can’t wait to get my hands on FirstPlay.
You getting it, Mike?

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:29 pm    

    I was on the beta, and will indeed be checking out the weekly editions, I think it looks rather spiffing :D

imajinetion 8 April, 2010 @ 12:09 pm   24

Oh yeah, where IS Flower OST?

Smeghead42 8 April, 2010 @ 12:10 pm   25

Nothing for me this week but hey! No biggies!
Still, do you know when the first Sam & Max episode is coming? I heard next week but a confirmation would be nice.

 
Splutterbug 8 April, 2010 @ 12:10 pm   26

meh

LoRdReVaN08 8 April, 2010 @ 12:10 pm   27

is there any word on when section 8 is coming to the eu store?

 
JIM-N-A 8 April, 2010 @ 12:10 pm   28

sweet finally crazy tables for hustle kings!Do we actually know what dlc it is you get for just cause 2 with firstplay?

 
beardyweirdy 8 April, 2010 @ 12:10 pm   29

still no new ps1 classics c’mon american psn has loads that we dont have

 
kevinpage1 8 April, 2010 @ 12:10 pm   30

yes the rest of blue toad me and the misses will be fighting over the ps3 when we come back from our short break on monday will also get first play

o-MrSpoz-0 8 April, 2010 @ 12:11 pm   31

Flower Soundtrack, Mike???

 
Lucreto 8 April, 2010 @ 12:11 pm   32

I am disappointed about FirstPlay not coming to Ireland. We speak the same language and get the UK OPM and we generally have the same interests. :(

Anyway Mike any sign of Monkey Island or Grandia?

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:30 pm    

    I would presume there are specific reasons why it is limited to the UK only for launch, it’s not a language thing I imagine.

 
moriarty1975 8 April, 2010 @ 12:11 pm   33

@25 section is will be on the store april 15th.

 
moriarty1975 8 April, 2010 @ 12:11 pm   34

“section 8″

 

Hey Mike

Did you enjoy Kick-Ass at the weekend? I bought the Kick-Ass comic book, looks good, haven’t got round to reading it yet.

Any update on the PSN game?

Thanks

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:32 pm    

    Yeah the film was good, few inconsistencies against the graphic novel, but you can forgive them :)

    As for the game, no news on date I can share yet.

LoRdReVaN08 8 April, 2010 @ 12:12 pm   36

moriarty1975 thanks

Ikkarus 8 April, 2010 @ 12:13 pm   37

I’ve still got easter eggs in my house!
Not sure if I will ever get around to eating them all!

As for the update, not much on there for me to be honest. Do you know if we can expect anymore PS1 games to be arriving in the future?

I know Sqaure Enix have said FFIX but I would love to know if there will be anymore to come along, I understand if you cannot say. Just a small hint would be nice though. ;)

Oh and just one other thing, has the Flower soundtrack been delayed?

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:32 pm    

    You indeed expect more…that’s all I’m saying at the moment though :P

 

@seany1, cmon, everyone knows that “Party Time with Winnie the Pooh” is a much more strategic and iconic JRPG that something like Final Fantasy, pftt.

Blasteroids 8 April, 2010 @ 12:13 pm   39

Sigh

 
Agamer2006 8 April, 2010 @ 12:14 pm   40

Been looking forward to first play, will pick that up.

Did you have a great easter then mike, was it the easter eggs or the time off you enjoyed the most :)

 
LAClennell 8 April, 2010 @ 12:14 pm   41

Mike has there been any news on the Modern Warfare 2 Premium themes?

Fourzerotwo said like in December that we were gettings themes, it’s April now :|

MIKE

Nice update but it´s a shame I have a lot of problems with my PS3 after update 3.21 like black screen at startup, crashing of the system and my account gives a error. :-(

Why is FirstPlay only in the UK? Love to buy that oline mag (when my system is taken care of. Could you also extend the discounted games because of the bad update I won´t be able to download it yet.

 
DANNY3194 8 April, 2010 @ 12:15 pm   43

We need more avatars Mike!

ninja_tom 8 April, 2010 @ 12:15 pm   44

Thank goodness for Freakscape

 

“Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

Yet again! Its not as if I come on here swearing my head off and insulting everyone.
But woe betide me if I use a word* that the over active word filter finds on its puritanical word list.

* (Two B’s, two O’s and an S – if you were wondering)

The irony of my post being about DoA Paradise is not lost :-)

Sp4reNL 8 April, 2010 @ 12:16 pm   46

Mike could you tell us what year Anarchy : Rush Hour will make it to the EU? :-p

 
guyvernoid22 8 April, 2010 @ 12:17 pm   47

nothing really here for me this week, might pick up first play ep and some of the free things but other then that! nothing to spend my money on really,

imajinetion 8 April, 2010 @ 12:18 pm   48

Mike, you wrote this in the FirstPlay post:

“Thursday publishes continue for a few more weeks, then from the start of May we start publishing on a Wednesday.”

Did you mean just Firstplay, or the entire Store publishing?

LockIeys 8 April, 2010 @ 12:18 pm   49

*glares at Downloadable Games section*
Hold on. Dead Or Alive: Paradise. Isn’t that labeled as a PS3 game there?

    Mike Kebby 8 April, 2010 @ 12:36 pm    

    It’s for PSP only, and does appear in the PSP section of the post.

ninja_tom 8 April, 2010 @ 12:18 pm   50

Also Fat Princess PS3 needs a patch, connection = woeful

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