Posted 22 February

‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 22nd February 2012

Hello again gamers! As I’m sure some of you will be busy with your new PlayStation Vitas, you may have forgotten about the usual update. No matter, I hope this serves as a good reminder to you.

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The Starhawk Beta, previously a PS Plus member’s exclusive, is now available for all to take part in. Word of warning the beta is only up until March 7th so be sure to at least give it a try before you regret it, because we’ve all fallen into that “I’ll check it later” scenario.

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SSX also gets a demo heading onto the PS Store. Also of note, this too is only available for a limited time. Looks like time must be spent wisely this week. The demo includes online play and a new feature dubbed RiderNet. With a handful of modes to check out, player’s ghosts of race times and scores will be uploaded to the SSX server. RiderNet will recommend challenges as players take on their friends’ ghosts or let their own ghosts chalk up wins and losses, even while they’re away from their console. Some of the features to look out for include;

  • JT2, a race event in the Rockies and Bulldog, a night time trick event in New Zealand
  • You’ll start off playing a Zoe Payne, but if you ‘Refer a Friend’ to the demo you’ll unlock Mac Fraser as a playable character.
  • SSX Globe – Use the full google-earth inspired globe to navigate the Massive World.
  • RiderNet – The SSX recommendations engine will be fully functioning and will recommend challenges to you
  • SSX Soundtrack – A few choice cuts from the full soundtrack will be available in the demo

Definitely check out the demo and sample the return of a sleeping franchise.

More Blu-Ray titles making their way to the digital world, including Dead Rising 2: Off the Record and Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2.

Finally, some more PS2 games have made their way, too including Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution and Sonic Heroes.

So, if you’re getting tucked into our new PlayStation family member or sticking with the PlayStation 3, I hope you have fun and I shall pop back in a week with another update.

Tata!

PlayStation® Network New Content

PS3 Games

  • Just Dance 3 (£29.99/€39.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 11GB

  • Smash ‘N’ Survive (£9.99/€12.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 1.9GB

  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 (£19.99/€29.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 8.74GB

  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (£14.99/€19.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: Not available in Germany
File Size: 5.47GB

  • Might & Magic Clash of Heroes + DLC (£13.99/€17.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 1.7GB

  • Quizball Goal! (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 401MB

  • Motorstorm RC (£4.79/€5.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 1.28GB

Demos

  • Starhawk Beta Trial

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: Not available in Germany*
File Size:1.3GB

*Available to PS Plus members

  • SSX Demo

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales
File Size:1.33GB

Downloadable Content

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
    • Noel’s Outfit: Spacetime Guardian (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Serah’s Outfit: Beachwear (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

  • The King of Fighters XIII – Unlock Key (£5.49/€6.99)

Rating: 12
Availability: All Locales

  •  NeverDead – Extension Pack Vol.01 (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All Locales

  •  Rock Band 3
    •  Megadeth Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)

(Includes the following content, also available separately)

      • A Tout Le Monde (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Public Enemy No. 1 (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Symphony Of Destruction (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates

  • Rock Band Network
    • The Epic, Part 3.7 (Rbn Remix) – Bankai (£0.59/€0.79)
    • Still Alive -Jonathan Coulton Ft. Sara Quin (£0.99/€1.49)
    • My Frailty – After the Burial (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Lethean Tears – Solution .45 (£0.59/€0.79)
    • V Is For Vampire – Powerman 5000 (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates

  • Saints Row: The Third – Gangstas In Space (£4.49/€5.49)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All Locales

  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 – Viewtiful Strange Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • Uncharted 3 – Flashback Map Pack (£6.49/€7.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – STAR TREK: The Original Series – Special Edition (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales

  • WWE 12
    • The Miz’s Awesome Attires (£0.59/€0.75)
    • The Rock (£0.59/€0.75)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

PS2 Classics

  • Need For Speed Most Wanted (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales
File Size:3.56GB

  • Hawk Superbike Racing (£5.49/€6.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Ukraine
File Size:345MB

  • Operation Air Assault (£5.49/€6.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Ukraine
File Size:408MB

  • Pacific Air Warriors II (£5.49/€6.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Ukraine
File Size:365MB

  • Raceway: Drag & Stock Racing (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Ukraine
File Size:304MB

  • Snowboard Racer 2 (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Ukraine
File Size:629MB

  • Sonic Heroes (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales
File Size:4.5GB

  • Steel Dragon Ex (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Ukraine
File Size:634MB

  • Truck Racing 2 (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Ukraine
File Size:192MB

  • Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales
File Size:1.79GB

  • Peter Pan Return To Neverland (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales
File Size:1.71GB

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • Knight Fortix 2 (£2.49/€2.99)

Rating:PEGI 3
Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

  • Alien Havoc & Bubble Trubble Bundle (£3.39/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • Grip Games Triple Pack (£1.99/€2.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • Freeshot Frenzy (£2.49/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: Not Available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

PlayStation Plus

Members can receive 50% off each of the following titles:

  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Offers end on 29th February 2012.

Special Offer Selection

  • L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass DLC Bundle (Was £8.99/€11.25 – Now £7.29/€8.99)
  • GTA IV Episodes Bundle DLC Bundle (Was £15.99/€19.99 – Now £10.99/€13.99)
  • Burnout Paradise DLC Bundle (Was £15.99/€19.99 – Now £11.99/€14.99)
    Additonal Plus discount of 20%
  • Crysis 2 DLC – Decimation DLC Bundle (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £5.49/€6.99)
    Additonal Plus discount of 20%
  • Crysis 2 DLC – Retaliation DLC Bundle (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £5.49/€6.99)
    Additonal Plus discount of 20%

PSP Power Sale in PlayStation Store

  • Half-Minute Hero (Was £11.99/€14.99 – Now £6.49/€7.99)*
  • Harvest Moon Hero of Leaf Valley (Was £23.99/€29.99 – Now £11.99/€14.99)*
  • Harvest Moon Innocent Life (Was £9.99/€12.99 – Now £5.19/€6.49)*
  • Valhalla Knights (Was £9.99/€12.99 – Now £5.19/€6.49)*
  • Valhalla Knights 2 (Was £11.99/€14.99 – Now £6.49/€7.99)*
  • Valhalla Knights 2 Current Battle Stance (Was £15.99/€19.99 – Now £7.99/€9.99)*

*PS Plus members receive an additional 10% Discount.

Price Drops

  • L.A. Noire (PS3) (Was £31.99/€39.99 – Now £23.99/€29.99)
  • L.A. Noire Complete Bundle (PS3) (Was £39.99/€49.99 – Now £31.99/€39.99)
  • Crazy Taxi (PS3) (Was £7.99/€9.99 – Now £6.49/€7.99)

Avatars

  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Dian Wei) (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Guan Yu) (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Lu Xun) (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Sima Shi) (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Sima Yi) (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Xiahou Dun) (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Yueying) (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Zhao Yun) (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Zhen Ji) (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Dynasty Warriors Next Avatar Icon (Zhou Yu) (£0.40/€0.49)

Themes

ABSTRACT

  • Toy Harbor Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

PLACES/LANDMARKS

  • Tokyo Life Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • White Cliffs of Dover (£1.59/€1.99)

Dynamic Themes

ABSTRACT

  • Dynamic mystique energy theme (£1.59/€1.99)

NATURE

  • Dynamic orange tree theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic red beach theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic waterfall rainbow theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic white tiger theme (£1.59/€1.99)

SCI-FI/FANTASY

  • Dynamic Anime Theme 1 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Anime Theme 2(£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dynamic Gangsters Theme 1 (£1.59/€1.99)

SPORT

  • Dynamic motocross theme (£1.59/€1.99)

THE STUDIO

  • PSP Lost in Harajuku Static Theme by Esther Kim (£0.79/€0.99)

Videos (PS3)

  • Access 22
  • Grand Slam Tennis 2 Producer Video
  • Ica File Diana Burnwood (Not available in Germany)
  • Mass Effect 3 Vo Cast Trailer
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance World-Premiere Trailer (Extended Version)
  • Reckoning & Mass Effect 3 Cross-Over Trailer (Not available in Germany)
  • Reckoning Launch Trailer (Not available in Germany)
  • Reorc Triple Impact Trailer

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Comments

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UltraSilver64 22 February, 2012 @ 1:02 pm   1

Could you tell me when Hector: Badge of Carnage will be available on the PlayStation Store?

Let me know soon, as I would love to play this on my PS3!

EternalChaos72 22 February, 2012 @ 1:02 pm   2

Really? only dynasty warriors avatars? where is marvel vs capcom 3 avatars?

@ Jawad, I posted this last week but got no response.

I just contacted customer services about the Jurassic Park refund and the guy I spoke to knew nothing about it. He said “We don’t do refunds for PS Store games.”

The number I found online was 0844 736 0595. I hope that was the right number.

Please help! I’ve never had any trouble with the PS Store before and this experience is putting me off buying anything from there again.

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:12 pm    

    Sadly there isn’t a lot I can do but I will flag it with customer service about it again. Sorry for all the trouble you and others are having.

TreefrogGreaken 22 February, 2012 @ 1:04 pm   4

Will the EU store be getting Mass Effect 3 for download, like the US Store has?

 

still no Machinarium :(

PixelBurst 22 February, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   6

Could you tell me if anything is being done about Uncharted being sold for 79p on Vita yesterday?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/uncharted-golden-abyss-for-vita-for-79p-download-1149842#comments

As I said before its completely unfair that these people all get it for 79p while the rest of us had already paid £40.00 for it.

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:17 pm    

    The 79p price applies to the DLC for the game. This was mistakenly used on the full game. Essentially, those who got it for 79p were quite lucky to nab it whilst the error existed.

 

Tekken 3!

Confused.com

Motorstorm RC @ 1.28GB

How? I downloaded the PS3 version from the Vita section last night and it was only 600mb.

 
Chocobo115 22 February, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   9

I STILL haven’t recieved my Payday code from the Play promotion over half a year ago.
I feel kinda tricked… :/

TwinBlade04 22 February, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   10

Hey Jawad! :D

I can’t find the House Of The Dead dynamic theme (mentioned in last week’s store update post) on the portuguese store. Is it going to come out this week?

Also, I can’t add funds normally since December. It works with PSN cards, but it’s not as convenient. I thought the problem would solve itself, since it has happened other times in the past (but for shorter periods time).
Oh, and costumer support couldn’t help me either :S.

Keep it up and thanks in advance, if you can help me! :)

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:19 pm    

    As far as am aware the theme isn’t avaiable on most stores just yet but will be soon.

    I’m not sure what the fund problem is myself. What’s the exact issue?

 
Silent_Gig 22 February, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   11

Great store update, theres something for everyone!

 

Sonic heroes :)
awesome

i hope for kingdom heart 1 & 2 soon + okami

 

is burgertime world tour coming anytime soon thanks

 
dividsmythe 22 February, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   14

@6 its dlc

I cant get my £5 discount to work on Escape Plan on store it says code invalid. Can you help please?

You must tired Jawad with the work your putting in. I hope you get good overtime pay :)

 
Lethalx08 22 February, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   15

@ number 6. That’s not the full game -_-. It’s a DLC treasure map.

Anyway sonic heroes as a ps2 classic. Damn always wanted it as a HD update with trophies :/.

 
BrianDamage7 22 February, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   16

Yeah, SSX demo! Any news on a Europe release for crono cross?

 
SuGaR_rAy_RiDeR 22 February, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   17

Pretty good update, nice to see more ps2 classics

do you know when ff1 psp will be available on vita? i bought it in the sale specifically for this reason, i thought all psp games were compatible?

cheers

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:21 pm    

    Not all PSP games are compatible. We’ll be working on a solution to let you guys know what works and what doesn’t.

 
Hell-Raiser-85 22 February, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   18

When i download minis to my vita i cant play them i get error code C1-2858-3 i have the new 1.61 update. Any news on trine 2?

 

please ask capcom if we can have viewtiful joe as a ps2 download. That would be a dream! :D

 
ShogunDarius 22 February, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   20

Can we expect a Cladun sale? i will ask this every week until i get an answer. also does ross no longer do these posts?

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:22 pm    

    Ross is still around and will likely do his own posts whenever he is able to. He’s usually pretty busy though.

PixelBurst 22 February, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   21

@Lethax08 read the link, they all got the full game but Sony changed it 10 minutes later – they uploaded the wrong one and so far these people have been allowed to keep it.

 

hi jawad good to see ps2 classics are coming on in the tones withc is great stuff any news on spyro for classics i always ask soo please answer also any news when vita will be able to play classics ??????????????????? please answer

 

Is the “Uncharted 3 Flashback Map Pack 2″ definitely available today?

I ask this because the US Store was meant to include it but it didn’t appear.

Thanks.

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:31 pm    

    *worried*. This is the plan and I do repeat, things DO change but this is the plan.

 
AG_Systems 22 February, 2012 @ 1:11 pm   24

Hi there

The gold pass code for Ridge Racer on Vita doesn’t work in the store. I bought the retail copy and got my code from Namcos site. Could you guys take a look?

Cheers!

 
Connor_mufc_1985 22 February, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   25

Uncharted 3 – Flashback Map Pack 2 Jawad I dont know if you are aware of this but the psn store in america updated without this pack for some reason … there is a lot people angry about this and rightly so I hope theirs no such problem with our store.

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:31 pm    

    Post #24. This is the plan but things can change. Hopefully they won’t but they can.

 
TrooGamer 22 February, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   26

Seems like someone is upset they didnt get the game for 79p. Get over it and move one.

 

Well apart from the SSX demo, which I already grabbed from the US, this is just terrible. So nothing new there then.

Falcon1991 22 February, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   28

Eh, we’ve got a few PS2 classics so far, but really, how the hell are some on the list classics?! Yeah, Peter Pan, can’t get enough of it.

Also no Naruto demo. :/

 

Ps3 version of Motorstorm is 600mb I just dl’d it.

 
Skydancerx 22 February, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   30

JAWAD THANK YOU! I hope someone at Sony hears that!

Putting Starhawk Beta in Plus Section is a start….

In Future please put every Pegi16/19 Content not available (except not legal Content or banned Games) in Germany in the Plus Section (have to be 18 for Sub). And everything is fine.

It´s ridicilous that i cant Download Uncharted Demo with my Vita. :(

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:35 pm    

    We are aware of the German restrictions and we will try and address these in a similar way wherever possible.

 
potential91 22 February, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   31

So my birthday happens to fall on the same day of Vita release, can’t afford one though :(

Want to give me the best birthday present ever ? :P
(was worth a try)

Wow at Most Wanted being a PS2 classic release! Loved that game :D

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:36 pm    

    Happy birthday. I’d love to give a Vita except even I don’t have one! True story.

 

@6

LOL

Good update, though nothing for me.

 
AndyBeans 22 February, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   33

Hey, anyone fancy Crysis 2 multiplayer this Friday night? I’m after the Jack of All Trades trophy but there isn’t anyone playing any games apart from Team Instant Action. If you’re interested hit me up on PSN, mention “Crysis 2″ so I know who you are!

 
IcelandicOps 22 February, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   34

Need for Speed, eh? Get Hot Pursuit 2 on PSN and I will be first in line to buy it! Hoping to see Tekken 4 there as well at some point. Unlike most it’s my favorite Tekken, the sublime soundtrack has something to to with that I think.

Olivier007 22 February, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   35

@Cozmick, yeah I’ve been wondering too. Apparently the US store doesn’t have it yet. However I check this list and it just says “Uncharted 3 – Flashback Map Pack (£6.49/€7.99)”

Is this right? It’s supposed to be Flashback Map Pack 2…

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:37 pm    

    You are correct, it is 2.

    Also, the plan is for it to be released today but this can easily be changed. Not the most assuring thing you’d like to read so I apologise for that.

 

Any news for us that has lost access to our first year of Playsatation Plus content?
It’s been well over 6 months now without access, so please get your act together!

    Jawad Ashraf 22 February, 2012 @ 2:39 pm    

    This is being solved by a different team entirely. We don’t have any information on it sadly.

 
djred1980 22 February, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   37

So Looking forward To SSX ,. WOO HOO

 

@4 the mass effect demo has been up for a while ??

bigmoorer 22 February, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   39

Hi,

What is happening in regards to the Uncharted Golden Abyss situation from last night? Are you planning to deactivate them from accounts?

Thanks.

 
FrostScythe1 22 February, 2012 @ 1:17 pm   40

big update!!! nice JAWAD

 

Motorstorm: RC on PS3 is in 3D, Wooooooooo! definitive version :p

 
XR-NOFEAR17 22 February, 2012 @ 1:17 pm   42

Yeah Need For Speed Most Wanted! Wanted it so badly on the PS3. Sadly no HD update but that doesn’t really bother me.

Crimson_1234 22 February, 2012 @ 1:17 pm   43

whats happended to the singstore update i know you dont deal with but i thought it updates every 2 weeks and this week should be it but theres nothing either on the singstar about a update so i guess there skipping a week

Skookie30 22 February, 2012 @ 1:17 pm   44

pfft now ps2 classics here their getting move love then the Ps1 classics had none.

2 weeks now no Ps1 classics just 2 FE-2 & Pan-2 but Ps2 classics get loads though most are just shovelware crap.

and monkey-paw told us games every 2 weeks, yeah right no imports from them since xmas.

 

Motorstorm RC at 4.79, great decision by Sony to price it like this! Well Done. Needed something to freshen up the micromachines & Trackmania rotation with the mates.

More sensible pricing like this from Sony please. Also after it (hopefully) sells well use it as example to external publishers about sensible psn pricing (looking at you Ubisoft/ Driver SF)

 

Now that the Vita is out, any chance we’ll be seeing the comic store reappear soon?

blake300892 22 February, 2012 @ 1:19 pm   47

NFS Most Wanted – my favourite in the series, great to see it back, and only £8, very nice!

 

nice update may give ssx a try but i plan to be on vita most of the time just need my stardust code so i can play that badboy :)

Lionelthebomb 22 February, 2012 @ 1:19 pm   49

at what time does the store update? But nevertheless a great update!

Gamesgbkiller 22 February, 2012 @ 1:19 pm   50

[DELETED]!!
where is jak & daxter collection ??!!
i was waiting !!

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