Posted 9 June

‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (9th June 2010)

Good morning; don’t worry you haven’t lost track of time, this post really is up earlier than usual. This is because the store is updating earlier than usual (will be live before lunchtime), and the reason is because there will some PSN maintenance from 16.00 GMT today until tomorrow morning and you will therefore not have access to the store during this time I’m afraid (for more information check the forum post here).

Now the public service announcement is out of the way, it’s onto the task at hand; detailing the store update this week. Most weeks I debate about which decide which content to highlight, because the range of content is always pretty vast, and whilst this week is no different, for me there is one piece of content I really have to bring to your attention. Joe Danger.

This game is a testament to the skills of the team at Hello Games as they have done a truly astounding job of creating a really addictive game. Join Joe as he tries to reclaim his place back at the pinnacle of stunt bike racing; all the while flipping, spinning, pulling off sick combos, and avoiding many hazards, along the way. I’ve been lucky enough to play this already, and it’s got that pure ‘one more go’ factor to it, this game comes highly recommended.

PSP users can now take advantage of the low-priced PSP Essentials range that launches this week, and there’ll be more titles added as the weeks and months roll by. There’s also a new batch of Special Offers this week, including offers on Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battles Cars, Greed Corp, Section 8 and more.

The full list as always is below, but surely you all come here for my inane chatter and comments rather than the informative list below right? Right!? :)

You know the drill by now, you leave comments below, and I’ll respond to what I can.

Cheers.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 23rd of June)

  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battles Cars (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Section 8 (was – £19.99/€24.99 now – £8.69/€10.99)
  • Greed Corp (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • LocoRoco Cocorrecho! (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
  • Ferrari Challenge Pack (NÜRBURGRING, 599GTB, ENZO, 430 SCUDERIA, 612 SESSANTA, F330 P4) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • LocoRoco 2 (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • James Pond 2: Codename Robocod (PSone) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £1.59/€1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – The Savannah Level Kit (PSP) (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
  • LittleBigPlanet – The Metropolis Level Kit (PSP) (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
  • Stand O’Food (mini) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)

Permanent Price Reductions

  • Tank Battles (was – £5.49/€6.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Red Faction: Guerilla – Smasher Pack (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £2.39/€3.19)

Permanent Price Reductions – PSP Essentials

(PSP Essentials launches to all locales this week except Portugal and Spain, where they are available next week, and Australia and New Zealand which will be available later in the year)

  • Daxter (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £6.99/€7.99)
  • Everybody’s Golf (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £6.99/€7.99)
  • LocoRoco (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £6.99/€7.99)
  • MediEvil Resurrection (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £6.99/€7.99)
  • Patapon 2 (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £6.99/€7.99)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £6.99/€7.99)
  • Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £6.99/€7.99)
  • WipEout Pulse (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £6.99/€7.99)
  • Buzz! Master Quiz (PSP) (was £19.99/€29.99 now – £6.99/€7.99)

(Some titles may not appear in all locales)

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Joe Danger (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype + Söldner-X Himmelsstürmer Bundle (£13.99/€17.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PSP)

  • What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal and Russia

  • Metal Slug XX (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Championship Manager 2007 (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia and Switzerland

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • Rocks N’Rockets (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Vibes (£3.99/€4.99)Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Gold Fever (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Mahjongg Artifacts (£3.99/€4.99 Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • LittleBigPlanet Rating: PEGI 7
    • Heavy Rain Costume Kit (contains the Ethan, Madison, Jayden, Shelby and Origami costumes) (£4.79/€5.99)
    • Ethan Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Madison Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Jayden Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Origami Costume (£1.59/€1.99)

Availability: All locales

  • Skate 3 – Maloof Money Cup 2010 NYC (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Clash of the Titans – Apollo’s Challenge Quest Pack (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Super Street Fighter IV – Super Challengers 2 Pack (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Buzz! Quiz TV – Celebrities Pack (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • EyePet Rating: PEGI 3
    • Robot Styling Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Football Fan Styling Pack (free)

Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band Rating: PEGI 12
    • Rock Ready by Crown of Thorns (£099/€149)
    • The Great Escape by Boys Like Girls (£099/€149)
    • Deftones Pack 01 (£249/€399) (contains the following tracks which are also sold separately)
    • Cherry Waves (£099/€149)
    • Minerva (£099/€149)
    • Hole in the Earth (£099/€149)

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

  • Rock Band Network Rating: PEGI 12
    • Collapsing by Demon Hunter (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Don’t Let Me Down (Slowly) by The Main Drag (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse by Of Montreal (£0.99/€1.49)
    • “Mechanical Love by In This Moment” (£0.99/€1.49)
    • The Mob Goes Wild by Clutch (£0.99/€1.49)

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

  • Guitar Hero 5 Rating: PEGI 12
    • National Anthem Track Pack (contains the following tracks which are also available separately) (free)
    • God Save the Queen (free)
    • Il Canto Degli Italiani (free)
    • La Marseillaise (free)
    • Lied Der Deutschen (free)
    • The Star-Spangled Banner (free)

Availability: Not available in Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

  • Karaoke Revolution Rating: PEGI 12
    • Do You Really Want To Hurt Me (£0.79/€0.99)
    • It’s Not Unusual (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Rio (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Tainted Love (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Thank You (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Twist & Shout (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Virtual Insanity (£0.79/€0.99)
    • You’re My Best Friend (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

  • What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 Rating: PEGI 12
    • A Day Without Badman! (£1.59/€1.99)
    • My Name is Shota (£1.59/€1.99)

Availability: Not available in Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal and Russia

  • LittleBigPlanet Rating: PEGI 7
    • Motorstorm Hessian – Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Motorstorm Hessian – Costume (free)

Availability: All locales

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • Episode 010 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Videos (PS3)

  • Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Fragile Alliance Trailer
  • Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Arcade Mode Trailer
  • Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Cops and Robbers Trailer
  • Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Undercover Cop Trailer
  • Aliens Vs. Predator Heritage Trailer
  • Aliens Vs. Predator Dev Diary
  • Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Gameplay Video 1
  • Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Gameplay Video 2

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

(animated themes)

  • EyePet Summer Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • World Cup Theme (free)
    • Football: Argentina Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Australia Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Brazil Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Denmark Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: England Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: France Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Germany Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Greece Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Italy Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Japan Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Mexico (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Netherlands (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: New Zealand (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Paraguay (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Portugal (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Serbia (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Slovenia (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: South Africa (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: South Korea (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Spain (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: Switzerland (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Football: USA (£1.59/€1.99)

Premium Themes (PS3)

(static themes)

  • NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Theme (£1.19/€1.49)
  • NBA Dallas Mavericks Theme (£1.19/€1.49)

Avatars (PS3)

  • EyePet
    • Bubble Monkey Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Food Bowl Icon Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Pet in Bubble Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Pet Jump Happy Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Speaker Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)

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StevenHibs 9 June, 2010 @ 10:03 am   1

Not bad for an early update, cant wait to see what the maintenance is for :D

 
BiosNova 9 June, 2010 @ 10:04 am   2

Looks like a spiffing update :)

 

any idea on the free dj hero dlc mike, also any info on why mgs peace walker has been delayed?

 

So will the store update be up around 12?

wanderingscotty 9 June, 2010 @ 10:06 am   5

Sweeeeet Joe Danger+++++

PSN going down at 4pm, does that mean you get to go home early from work?

 
SeparateEntity 9 June, 2010 @ 10:06 am   6

No Peace Walker? When are we expecting it?

 
addyjones1234 9 June, 2010 @ 10:07 am   7

Awesome update :D

Any idea of what time it will go live?

Mike is the LocoRoco Cocorrecho game the mini type game , i guess it must be @ that price.

 
Orangeno 9 June, 2010 @ 10:07 am   9

Hi Mike!

Bought MNR, but the loadingtimes are killing. Is there any news about a fix for this?

Nice update, by the way.

 
AcidCrashX 9 June, 2010 @ 10:07 am   10

No Mgs Peace Walker Mike?

 
Kotatsu2000 9 June, 2010 @ 10:08 am   11

Whoever decided on the timing for the outage clearly gives not a stuff for Europeans, but then again, that’s been Sony’s attitude towards the EU since the very start.

djax-djax-djax 9 June, 2010 @ 10:08 am   12

Good update for PSP owners, but I can not still see new tables for Pinball Heroes and Williams Pinball is not comming too?

 
mitch_uk_psn 9 June, 2010 @ 10:08 am   13

Peace Walker wasn’t due in EU today, it’s out on 17th & 18th.

 
AcidCrashX 9 June, 2010 @ 10:08 am   14

*Starts doing Maths* thats a lot of PSP content I’m buying… dunno if my bank will like me by the end of today XD

 
Munders12 9 June, 2010 @ 10:09 am   15

Will there be a Joe Danger demo at all?

    Mike Kebby 9 June, 2010 @ 10:15 am    

    Not that I know of at the moment. It’s well worth the money though, I’m really not just saying that, it’s an awesome game!

 
AcidCrashX 9 June, 2010 @ 10:09 am   16

@Mitch ahh thanks for the explanation dude :)

You have to be kidding me! Where is Slovakia from Dynamic Themes? First time on World Cup and the only missing team from Europe in your list of Dynamic Themes? No store, no slovakian team. Discrimination :-( I hate Sony for this! So many PS3 owners in Slovakia and they don’t care about us :-(

    Mike Kebby 9 June, 2010 @ 10:18 am    

    These are not themes that Sony have created, these are from another publisher. There are ten teams missing I believe though.

 

Morning mike . Joe danger joe danger joe danger no danger it’s joe danger lol ( coffee sorry ) . Great update will be getting joey .d today . Thanks for your replys mike I was Reading u.s blog last night and users kept saying how good you are compared to grace chen who doesn’t respond to them at all . So big thanks mike .

 
DarkDeux 9 June, 2010 @ 10:10 am   19

No Dj Hero free song?

 
TalllPaul 9 June, 2010 @ 10:10 am   20

Awsome set of dynamic themes England to win the world cup :-p (well, truthfully, semis knockout lol)

I was waiting for a smash cars add-on to come this week. Was it not this week that it was supposed to come out?

 
SlapnutzUK 9 June, 2010 @ 10:10 am   22

So what do us workers do?

SCEA – Store update on Tuesday / PSN down on Thursday
SCEE – Store update on Wednesday / PSN down on Wednesday

:facepalm:

    Mike Kebby 9 June, 2010 @ 10:20 am    

    The maintenance is global, so all regions are affected at the same time.

    I know it’s frustrating, but we don’t do these things for the sake of it you know ;)

 
stupify74 9 June, 2010 @ 10:11 am   23

Some expensive DLC for Rockband lol. £249 for Deftones Pack 01?

 

@mike i got an email from GAME who i pre-ordered from saying that it had been delayed till the 9th july

 
da-wolfdude 9 June, 2010 @ 10:13 am   25

Umm, is the psp go deal up today? Got my psp go 16 of may (my b-day) and the free games arn’t there yet..

    Mike Kebby 9 June, 2010 @ 10:25 am    

    You have to download the PSPgo theme from the store (when it’s live) and then you get codes for the games sent to you by email. they don’t appear for free on the store.

 
GothPunk 9 June, 2010 @ 10:13 am   26

@10: AcidCrashX

Peace Walker isn’t scheduled for release here until the 18th. Bummer I know. :( Maybe I’ll catch you on Adhoc Party some time?

 
Focalpoint 9 June, 2010 @ 10:14 am   27

peace walker is next week.

its listed in all retail outlets as coming next week. what leads anyone to believe that te digital download would release any earlier?

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nice to see the essentials now.

nice prices aswell. i thought they were going to be £9.99… but £6.99 is even better.

great having joe danger. ign gave it the thumbs up, and that put the game firmly on my radar. getting it definitely.

 
AcidCrashX 9 June, 2010 @ 10:14 am   28

Great update this week dude. thanks for the awesome work! :) take it easy mate

 
AcidCrashX 9 June, 2010 @ 10:15 am   29

@26 GothPunk.

sure, add me on PSN :)

 
GhostViper 9 June, 2010 @ 10:16 am   30

Great update Mike :)
My school was done for the summer yesterday and now I’ve finally have time to play games again :P Do you have any suggestions for what to buy on the store? :P

 

Mike so is store getting prepped for psn + lol or demo section and ratings and gifting hmm lol

 
AcidCrashX 9 June, 2010 @ 10:16 am   32

@25 Wolfdude

store updates at 12ish BST so the theme wont be up til then :)

PaLaCinKo 9 June, 2010 @ 10:17 am   33

Hey dude! Where is dynamic theme for Slovakian team? We are fist time on cup and as only team we dont have our dynaminc theme? Why you must alway forget on Slovakia? Try find it on map and start do something for that country…*upset*

    Mike Kebby 9 June, 2010 @ 10:27 am    

    Sorry, the publisher who created these themes only created them for 22 of the teams at the World Cup, I’ll ask them if the other 10 teams should get themes released.

 
DiscoMcDisco 9 June, 2010 @ 10:17 am   34

I can’t wait to get my hands on Joe Danger, but alas i’m stuck at work till late… hopefully the maintenance will be done by the time I get up tomorrow morning…

Has anyone considered a Remote Download thing for PS3? We all know the cloud service is coming with Premium Subscriptions (Most likely announced at E3) … I’d like to be able to purchase from anywhere (iPhone PS Store App??) and have it remote download onto my machine (turning it off when the download is finished). It could surely use the Remote Play auth to make it work….

Anyways… good shout this week, you’re all doing a great job of keeping us happy… EVERYONE needs to download Joe Danger.. Let’s get Hello Games (@hellogames) rocketed into indie stardom.. such nice folks..

Put the word out, lets see what happens ;)

xchris2008x 9 June, 2010 @ 10:17 am   35

Crap update this week sorry xD

When will we be getting the Lego Harry Potter years 1-4 demo?

 
KaiserSoza13 9 June, 2010 @ 10:18 am   36

Very Expensive for Metal Slug XX, it is $19.99 on the US PSN,why are we being charged twice that price.

 
Atinetro 9 June, 2010 @ 10:19 am   37

Yeah, last week it was said that the Special 10 Game Promotion theme was going to be out today, any news on that? I bought a PSP Go especially for that and yet no news on it yet. *sad face*

lulufeena 9 June, 2010 @ 10:20 am   38

mike any news on these ps1 classics?

breath of fire 4
Alundra
Koudelka
final fantasy 6

they are all i need to finish my ps1 classic collection

 
mja1701 9 June, 2010 @ 10:20 am   39

Can you say how much Peace Walker will be by any chance? any word on the first two smackdown games coming to psone classics at all, that would be SWEET!

 
bluespook 9 June, 2010 @ 10:21 am   40

Damn no record of agarest war maybe the downloadable version isn’t coming to europe looks like ill be getting some us psn cards & getting it from the us store apart from that theres Not much for me this week.

 
AKGermany 9 June, 2010 @ 10:22 am   41

I’m actually glad there’s no Monkey Island this week because maybe more people will check out Joe Danger this way.

How about a little bet? What’s first, us getting Monkey Island or England being eliminated from the World Cup? ;-)

PaulSacre 9 June, 2010 @ 10:22 am   42

I have seen the American store update recently and I have to say that it seems that they are getting some good psone classics, when can we start seeing games like delta force and bloody roar on the store?

 
DutchGameGod21 9 June, 2010 @ 10:23 am   43

hey mike are you areof the isue that has appert last week when you put some psp games in the dutch store it apeart in the store put if you whant to dowload it says no content availble also i dont understand wy we got What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord but we get no What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 ???

Retro_1973 9 June, 2010 @ 10:23 am   44

Where’s the free Lady Gaga/Deadmau5 DJ Hero DLC??? I’ll let you off if you tell me it’s just delayed until next week…

    Mike Kebby 9 June, 2010 @ 10:28 am    

    There is some content coming next week, I imagine it’s that yes

 
nulenvoid 9 June, 2010 @ 10:24 am   45

Could you explain PSN price variantions please, in NZ$ Death Track Resurrection last week was $30 in NZ, $26 in the UK and $23 in the US?

Curious, I’m keen on Joe Danger but confused even more because it’s £2 cheaper then DTR was, but is the same price as DTR in the US. Really don’t want to be paying $30 NZ for it.

 
mja1701 9 June, 2010 @ 10:25 am   46

Forgot, Who’s up for some Peace walker co-op and competitive multiplayer next week? don’t know anyone else who’s got a psp round here, so need some psn friends!

HEADSTAR 9 June, 2010 @ 10:25 am   47

yes Kane & Lynch 2, cool with the abult games

The_Shuffle 9 June, 2010 @ 10:26 am   48

I was under the impression that we would be getting the Vamp Mod & Kart for Modnation Racers today, seeing as the US got it yesterday. Is it just missing from the list and we are getting it, or are we being suckerpunched again?

    Mike Kebby 9 June, 2010 @ 10:32 am    

    I’m looking into this now, it appears to have been missed, so hopefully we can get this sorted right away.

Sp4reNL 9 June, 2010 @ 10:27 am   49

H’m still no BLUR demo, seems like Activision has to wait some time till they see my money.

Nice update though

HEADSTAR 9 June, 2010 @ 10:28 am   50

Dont forget the 27 august this summer :) Go rock io-interactiv

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