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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 29th February 2012

Update: Sadly Killzone 3 Multiplayer will only release as a Trial today. We’re working hard to get the unlock available as soon as possible.

And so, we reach a new Wednesday which only means some more updates to the PS Store. Have you guys been keeping busy with your new Vita, or has your PS3 seen a little bit of lovin’, too? So long as some gaming is being done, that is what I want to hear.

This week you’ll notice some changes in the list of updates. Instead of the previous list that we used to run with we’re now listing the information in a table format, which I hope is clearer to our readers. You’ll also notice Australian pricing has now been added as some of you had requested this a few times. There may be some occasional changes to the layout so we can get things just right, but hopefully this will be what you’ll be seeing from now on.

So, down to the nitty gritty!

Choplifter HD, Bioshock 2 and the Jak and Daxter Trilogy all make their way to the store this week. Choplifter HD has been asked about a fair bit so I’m glad this is now out. I also know some of you had to wait an extra week to get your paws on Jak and Daxter and that too is also now available to purchase off the PS Store.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations gets a demo today. Continuing the awesomeness of the Ultimate Ninja Storm series, Generations now makes it possible to play as
the various characters of the series pre and post time-skip. Can’t wait to try out little Kakashi and younger Yondaime, myself!

After what probably seems like forever, Resident Evil 2 and 3 now rear their beautiful zombie heads. PS Plus members also receive this for one week at no additional cost. Sadly, we aren’t able to bring Resident Evil 2 out to our German gamers. As such, we’ve gone with Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix that we all hope makes it up somehow.

To end with, there’s more DLC this week, particularly Final Fantasy XIII-2′s new episode for Sazh and Lost Archive for Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

Hope you all have another week of fun, gaming or not. Return next week for another round of updates to the PS Store.

Adios!

PlayStation Network New Content

PS3 Games

Title Price (£) Price (€) Price (AU$) PEGI Availability File Size
Bioshock 2 14.99 19.99 29.95 18 All 11GB
Choplifter HD (Trial & Unlock) 7.99 9.99 15.95 16 Not available in BE, DK, FI, DE, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, SE, CH, UA 1.5GB
The Jak and Daxter Trilogy 29.99 39.99 59.95 12 All 7.5GB
Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy 11.99 14.99 23.95 12 All 1GB
Jak II: Renegade 11.99 14.99 23.95 12 All 3.5GB
Jak 3 11.99 14.99 23.95 12 All 3GB
Killzone 3 – Multiplayer 11.99 14.99 23.95 18 All 4.1GB
Killzone 3 – Multiplayer Trial Free Free Free 18 Not available in DE 4.1GB

Demos

Title Price (£) Price (€) Price (AU$) PEGI Availability File Size
FIFA Street Free Free Free 3 Not available in HR, IL, KW, LU, SA, SI, TR, UA 2GB
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Free Free Free 18 All 1GB

Downloadable Content

Title Price (£) Price (€) Price (AU$) PEGI Availability
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
The Lost Archive 7.99 9.99 15.95 18 All
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (also separately available for Vita)
System Voice Arrange Noel Type A, B 4.79 5.99 9.95 12 All
System Voice Arrange Rachel Type A, B 4.79 5.99 9.95 12 All
Elevator Action
Additional Stages 2 1.59 1.99 3.45 12 All
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Sazh – Heads or Tails? 2.99 3.59 6.25 16 All
Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 16 Not available in DK, FI, NO, PL, SE
Nepgear’s Smart Cat Set 0.79 0.99 1.75
Uni’s Cop Set 0.79 0.99 1.75
Rom’s Ribbon Set 0.79 0.99 1.75
Ram’s Ribbon Set 0.79 0.99 1.75
Neptune’s Harisen Fan 0.79 0.99 1.75
Cat Ears Set 0.79 0.99 1.75
Compile Heart Processor Set 0.79 0.99 1.75
Histoire’s Rations Free Free Free
Search Eye 1.49 1.75 2.95
Dowsing Rod 0.79 0.99 1.75
NeverDead
NeverDead Extension pack Vol. 02 3.19 3.99 6.95 18 All
Motorstorm RC (also cross compatible with Vita)
Elite Bundle I 0.79 0.99 1.75 3 All
(includes the following content, also available separately)
Elite Big Rig – “Patriot 80″ 0.21 0.25 0.45
Elite Racing Truck – “Voodoo Iguana” 0.21 0.25 0.45
Elite Monster Truck – “Lunar-Tec Wendigo” 0.21 0.25 0.45
Elite Buggy – “Humbler Diablo” 0.21 0.25 0.45
Rock Band 3
Huey Lewis And The News Pack 01 2.49 3.99 6.45 12 Not available in HR, CZ, GR, HU, IN, IL, KW, LU, PL, RU, SA, SI, ZA, TR, UA, AE
(includes the following content, also available separately)
Do You Believe In Love 0.99 1.49 2.45
The Heart Of Rock & Roll 0.99 1.49 2.45
I Want A New Drug 0.99 1.49 2.45
Rock Band Network 12 Not available in HR, CZ, GR, HU, IN, IL, KW, LU, PL, RU, SA, SI, ZA, TR, UA, AE
Beer!! – Psychostick 0.99 1.49 2.45
Bullet – Drugstore Fanatics 0.59 0.79 1.30
Can ‘O Salt (Remix) – dB soundworks 0.59 0.79 1.30
Diamond Eyes – Rishloo 0.59 0.79 1.30
Fists Fall – Otep 0.99 1.49 2.45
Saints Row The Third
Bloodsucker Pack 1.19 1.49 2.45 18 All
Soul Calibur V
Music Pack 5 1.59 1.99 3.45 16 All
Trendy Customization Equipment 1.59 1.99 3.45 16 All
TRON: EVOLUTION
TRON Multiplayer Map Pack 3.99 4.99 8.45 12 All

PSP

Title Price (£) Price (€) Price (AU$) PEGI Availability
Disney Pixar Cars 2 11.99 16.99 24.95 7 All
Persona 2: Innocent Sin 27.99 34.99 54.95 12 All
Persona 2: Innocent Sin/Persona 3 Portable (Bundle) 39.99 49.99 79.95 12 All

PS2 Classics

Title Price (£) Price (€) Price (AU$) PEGI Availability
BCV: Battle Construction Vehicles 3.99 4.99 8.45 7 Not available in BE, NL, RU, UA
Leaderboard Golf 3.99 4.99 8.45 3 Not available in BE, NL, RU, UA
Stock Car Crash 3.99 4.99 8.45 3 Not available in BE, NL, RU, UA
The Cue Academy: Snooker/Pool/Billiards 3.99 4.99 8.45 3 Not available in BE, NL, RU, UA
The Seed 3.99 4.99 8.45 12 All
Ultimate Mind Games 3.99 4.99 8.45 3 Not available in BE, NL, RU, UA
WWII: Soldier 3.99 4.99 8.45 16 Not available in BE, NL, RU, UA

PSOne Classics

Title Price (£) Price (€) Price (AU$) PEGI Availability
Resident Evil 2 7.99 9.99 15.95 18 Not available in DE
Resident Evil 3 7.99 9.99 15.95 16 All

PlayStation Plus

Title Discount
Resident Evil 2 100% Discount for one week. Not available in DE (see Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix)
Resident Evil 3 100% Discount for one week.
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 100% Discount for one week. Only available in DE.
Killzone 3 Multiplayer 50% Discount
UFC Undisputed 3 demo DE only. One week.
Mass Effect 3 demo DE only. One week.

Price Drops

PlayStation 3

Title Price (£) Price (€) Price (AU$)
Mass Effect 2 19.99
47.99
29.99
59.99
49.95
99.95
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters 19.99
57.99
29.99
69.99
49.95
109.95
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 14.99
23.99
19.99
29.99
29.95
49.95
Rayman Origins 29.99
47.99
39.99
59.99
59.95
99.95

PSP

Title Price (£) Price (€) Price (AU$)
Asphalt 2 7.99
11.99
9.99
14.99
15.95
23.95
Brothers in Arms D-Day 7.99
11.99
9.99
14.99
15.95
23.95
Driver ’76 7.99
11.99
9.99
14.99
15.95
23.95
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 7.99
11.99
9.99
14.99
15.95
23.95
Splinter Cell Essentials 7.99
11.99
9.99
14.99
15.95
23.95

Avatars

Title Price (£) Price (€) Price (AU$) Availability
Hitman Not available in DE
Vista 0.40 0.49 0.90
Red Tie 0.40 0.49 0.90
Gun 0.40 0.49 0.90
Crossed Hands 0.40 0.49 0.90
47 0.40 0.49 0.90
The House Of The Dead 3 Not available in DE
Zombie 1 0.21 0.25 0.45
Zombie 2 0.21 0.25 0.45
Lisa 0.21 0.25 0.45
Agent G 0.21 0.25 0.45
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Avatar Bundle 1
0.79 0.99 1.75 All
Chloe Frazer 0.21 0.25 0.45
Charlie Cutter 0.21 0.25 0.45
Elena Fisher 0.21 0.25 0.45
Suited Nathan Drake 0.21 0.25 0.45
Suited Victor Sullivan 0.21 0.25 0.45
Dead Agent 0.21 0.25 0.45
Katherine Marlowe 0.21 0.25 0.45
Rameses 0.21 0.25 0.45
Talbot 0.21 0.25 0.45
Salim 0.21 0.25 0.45

Video Content

Title Availability
Journey Trailer All
Top Darts Trailer All
Hustle Kings Trailer All
Unit 13 Trailer Not available in Germany
LittleBigPlanet Trailer All
Access Episode 023 UK only
Resident Evil 6 1St Trailer Not available in Germany
UFC 3 Contenders Gameplay Trailer Not available in Germany
UFC Undisputed 3 Career Mode Trailer Not available in Germany
UFC Undisputed 3 Roster Video Not available in Germany
Far Cry 3 Stranded Trailer Not available in Germany
London 2012 – Announce Trailer All
Max Payne 3 Design And Tech Series: Creating A Cutting Edge Action-Shooter Not available in Germany
Max Payne 3 Design And Techn Series: Targeting And Weapons Not available in Germany
Darksiders II – Death Lives Trailer Not available in Germany

FAQ

  • Why is there such a difference between the US store and EU store? Why do some games not make it to the EU store?
    A common question with a common answer. Licensing, market and a host of other business and non-business decisions all play a part. What is often forgotten is the EU consists of not just one or two countries – it includes a variety (36!), meaning a lot more localising must be done. Certain games also retain licenses only in certain territories or have expired rights. There’s generally so many factors that can often lead to games being delayed or totally cancelled for specific regions, and sometimes this cannot be helped.
  • Why is there such secrecy for when a game is released or if it’s passed QA?
    QA is highly confidential information and we are not permitted to communicate it.

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Thanks for the heads-up, love the new format!

By the way, any ETA for the update today? I want to download the new FF XIII-2 DLC but I won’t be able to until tomorrow’s maintenance is over if the update is not up by 4pm today :(

    Jawad Ashraf 29 February, 2012 @ 2:38 pm    

    It’ll be updated later in the afternoon as usual, I imagine. I will try and add this onto the posts in the future, actually just so people are aware.

 

OMG I love the way you presented the update!!! :D And Resi 2 / 3 for Plus FREE?! Perfect!

 
InfoGuy101 29 February, 2012 @ 1:04 pm   3

Will we be able to pre-order Mass Effect 3 like the US PSN store or will it be made available on release with a mid-night release also like the US PSN store?

 
Mattrapid441 29 February, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   4

Hi, would we be able to get any of the PS2 Classics of Timesplitters preferabbly 2 or 3?

 
Hell-Raiser-85 29 February, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   5

Any news on Trine 2? Like the new lay out.

    Jawad Ashraf 29 February, 2012 @ 2:42 pm    

    I know a date. I’m just not allowed to say it….

    Let’s hope FrozenByte make their post today then, eh?

 

The new format looks really nice. Also great update, looking forward to trying out the Naruto Shippuden demo.

 
andylangers 29 February, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   7

Finally! Choplifter HD woooooooh

 

I really hope after tomorrow’s PSN maintance, Vita trophies and online status will finally show on ps3!

 
Hell-Raiser-85 29 February, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   9

one more thing will RE2 & RE3 work on vita? thanks

 

nice update on the ps3 side of things nice update with the plus stuff.

shame theres no vita stuff hopefully something next week

    Jawad Ashraf 29 February, 2012 @ 2:51 pm    

    Don’t worry, more Vita stuff is definitely coming. Gives you guys more chance to get familiar with the system and the launch titles.

Amy_Belgium 29 February, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   11

uncharted 3 avatars :) OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG JAWAD you’re ace this is an awesome update thank you so much i been waiting for ages for a new chloe avatar thanks JAWAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) & also ND

 
McMahon-Man 29 February, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   12

You are a Naruto fan? I love you even more.

    Jawad Ashraf 29 February, 2012 @ 2:53 pm    

    Fan indeed. Well, especially of the earlier arcs. Won’t go into too much detail for the rest due to spoilers and well…I’m on the clock, heh!

 
Silver-Seraphim 29 February, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   13

Still no Odin Sphere :(

 
Bumblebee 29 February, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   14

Disappointed that there’s nothing new for Vita! After the first week of launch I expected some form of treat for us early adopters…

 
fredrikselvig 29 February, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   15

I like the new setup.

 
jason_trixta 29 February, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   16

wru vita content?
hope ps+ gives away some vita goodies

 

Australian prices. Woo!!

Love the new format.

 
ShogunDarius 29 February, 2012 @ 1:11 pm   18

Cladun game sale? also has there ever been a nis america sale on eu psn?

also not sure i like the new format tbh

 
sephiroth180 29 February, 2012 @ 1:11 pm   19

Great update! :) Rather surprised by the many additions to the PS2 classics. Seems like we get a bunch of those each week, which of course is awesome!

Also, RE2 & 3…. YES!!!

 

will mass effect 3 be downloadable or is it gunna be disc then put up for download a few months later or not at all?

 

Hey cheers for including Australian pricing on the weekly update, it’s very much appreciated :-)

One question; any word on when we will receive the PS2 game Primal on the EU/AU PS Store? Or at the very least, is it on the way (as the USA receive it this week)?

AsmodeanBT 29 February, 2012 @ 1:11 pm   22

Still no Suikoden. Sheesh, I haven’t bought anything off PSN in months and this week is no exception.

 

Gotta say, MUCH BETTER layout, very easy to read now, nice one Jawad.

I cant wait to get the Sazh:Head or Tails scenario. You guys know after completing it you get his Monster Crystal to add him to the party?

TwinBlade04 29 February, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   24

I can now add funds using my card ;). Thanks for solving the problem, Jawad and the rest of the team!

Keep it up! :)

 
La_Mangouste 29 February, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   25

I thought that Trine 2 was supposed to be released on the Store in february.

So now, one question: TRINE 2, WHEN ???

Who comes up with the stupid pricing structure?! £7.99 for a ps1 game but only £4.99 for a ps2 game. The ps1 game should be £4.99 or cheaper.

 

What about Mass Effect 3? Will it be available on release in the EU PSN?

 
Michelasso 29 February, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   28

Great update. Anyway…

Can we please have AT LEAST 1GB of disc quota in the PS+ Cloud? FF XIII-2 (23MB game save) and the Bethesda games sucked the few 150MB available.

Sorry for the Off Topic

 
bravo9zero 29 February, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   29

Agreed @14

Was expecting at least a Gravity Rush demo for PS Vita!
No new content for Vita is very disappointing!

 

Any chance of getting an official update on the expired Playstation Plus games issue? http://t.co/cVJ7myyE Over 7 months without access to our first year of games now.

 
La_Mangouste 29 February, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   31

I thought that Trine 2 was supposed to be released on the Store in february …

So now, one question: TRINE 2, WHEN ???

 
Bacon_Crispies 29 February, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   32

Any news on a Gravity Rush demo for the Vita?

 
Bealinator 29 February, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   33

Hello,

Just to ask one little question: why is the price of RE2 and RE3 more than RE1? On the USA store (these are the NTSC ones, aren’t they?) these are $4 cheaper than the first one (DC). Price drop to reflect this if possible?

 
Georgie81 29 February, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   34

Awesome update.
The new layout is great.
I have a question in regards to Mass Effect 3. Will it be releasing on PSN next week?
Cheers.

 
La_Mangouste 29 February, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   35

Ooops, sorry, double-post.

Anyway, I will buy the FF-XIII-2 DLC with Sazh. :-)

 
guitardevil6 29 February, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   36

Jawad, excellent layout and brilliant update!

I look forward to the day I can play PS1 games on my Vita, so will download Resi 2 & 3 in anticipation of that!

Will also get the Motorstorm DLC and Access episode. Do you have an ETA on the Motorstorm expansion packs that are teased in the trophy list?

 
GevallenEngel 29 February, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   37

Great update !

Am wondering about a few things though:
Are we gonna see Parasite Eve 1 someday? Only nr 2 kinda doesn’t make sense, and I would really love to play the series.

Also, any plans for the Wild Arms series, in particular Wild Arms 2 as an import version, and 3-5 as ps2 classics? Totally missed out on them back in the day, and would love to complete the series after Wild Arms 1.

 
Vintsukka 29 February, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   38

I know you’re not in change or Plus, but could you forward my question to someone who knows about it?

On Feb 1st, Ross was asked why there were so many free Plus games on the US Store and only a couple here. Ross answered: “Ah well, first of all, how do you know that you’re not getting some of them later in the month? There’s a fair bit of content this time that I havent announced yet.”

Now we’ve come to the end of the month, and besides the stuff that was announced then, we have two PS1 games. Not really what I imagined reading Ross’s response.

When are we gonna get at least close to the level of stuff the US is getting?

    Ross McGrath 29 February, 2012 @ 2:48 pm    

    Just jumping in if I may –
    I’ll address this in the update next week, but that games list that the US have is taking a little longer than expected to secure. However, I will be matching those games from the US, including all of those titles with the exception of SSABRPBC which you guys have already had (twice).

    The US Plus team and I are working towards as close to maximum parity between the services as we can and this is going to take a couple more months to align fully but in the meantime you are not going to be short on games and discounts here in SCEE, I promise you that.

    And hey, those are like, the two MOST requested PS one Games ever!

 
You_Better_Hide 29 February, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   39

Awesome update. Love the new format.
Will you guys be releasing Mass Effect 3 next week (including Australia)?

 
thedanman64 29 February, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   40

Loving the new table layout. It really is much easier to read now.

And also, resident evil 2 and 3 for free is fantastic! Some of the recent Plus updates have been really good. I hope Sony keeps this up, so I dont regret renewing my subscription a week ago.

Sherbanator 29 February, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   41

Hello,

Any update when we will receive the rest of the Assassins Creed: Revelations avatars? We currently have 10 and US have about 20ish.

Please let me know if ya can!

Cheers :D

    Jawad Ashraf 29 February, 2012 @ 3:05 pm    

    This is a publisher decision. I haven’t heard anything new on avatars but sometimes the amount or even the type EU get can be different to the US.

 
Steffan666 29 February, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   42

Where is the Vita update???

GenocideHeart 29 February, 2012 @ 1:17 pm   43

Neat, BCV and The Seed. That said, how big is Rayman Origins, anyway? I can’t remember its download size from the old update…

 
You_Better_Hide 29 February, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   44

Also we need more thing for PS+ members, America has soo much more, and we are bare thin with items we get. Don’t get me wrong, i love PSN (Sorry, SEN now), but i really thought we would get more bang for our buck, maybe giving us cheaper rental movies or something.

Gamesgbkiller 29 February, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   45

FINALLY !!

JAK & DAXER …but when ?

 

Excellent form putting Res Evil 2 & 3 free for plus! Great move! and Thank you!

”I really hope after tomorrow’s PSN maintance, Vita trophies and online status will finally show on ps3! ”

+1

 
toddhunter 29 February, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   48

Thanks for including the Australian prices, they are much appreciated.

Might I suggest adding to the FAQ section an explanation of why the prices are so different now that the extra region is added?

Also can the pricing of Catherine be checked on the Australian store? It currently sits at $99 which is WAY above the rest of the world and even way above retail ($69). I can see some adjustments above so I’m hoping it is still a mistake.

 

Just adding my thumbs-up over the new format. Much better.

 
Splutterbug 29 February, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   50

Much clearer to see what’s available with the new format, thanks

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