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‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 11th April 2012

Episodes from Liberty City heads its way onto the PS Store on this fine sunny day*. This includes both expansions (The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) and won’t require the original GTAIV disc.

For PlayStation Vita we now have Stardrone Extreme, a game that I can only describe as really, really colourful!

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There is a varied bunch of DLC content today, too from Dynasty Warriors 7 to Uncharted 3. Yep, Uncharted 3 has a new set of maps available today for you fortune hunting folk out there. Nothing like running around on the streets of London, eh?

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Gilgamesh also travels through time to say hello and then proceed to make your life difficult in a new coliseum battle for Final Fantasy XIII-2. Noel gets his outfit from Assassin’s Creed and Serah gets her outfit designed by a member from AKB48, a Japanese group so big both in members and popularity.

The Journey soundtrack today is also being released today, too. A game praised for its music, I am sure this will go down a treat for some.

We’ve also got a bit of a sale going on for various Tom Clancy titles. More information will be detailed courtesy of Andy soon but, you’ll be able to hunt the offers down once the store refreshes later today.

As always, the list of content follows below.

Happy gaming.

Adieu!

*It was sunny as I wrote this. It may not be sunny now, however…

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

  • Silent Hill (PS one) – 100% discount

Until May 9th

  • Pure Chess – 20% discount

2 weeks only

  • Pure Chess – Park Pack – 100% discount

2 weeks only

  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City – 40% Discount

1 week only

PS3 Games

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City includes both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony together and does not require a copy of the original Grand Theft Auto IV to play.

 


Prices:
£14.99, €19.99, AU$29.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not Available in KW,QT,SA,AE

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded

Play through all the iconic movie moments re-imagined and updated for today’s gaming standards. Experience stunning visuals, a unique blend of action and stealth, and upgraded multiplayer. In the new MI6 Ops, test your 00 mettle in various agent skill challenges.

Refined. Recharged. Reloaded.

Prices: £39.99, €49.99, AU$79.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Betrayed by Darth Vader for the last time, Starkiller has escaped and faces a new journey to find his true identity. Unleash fury – wield dual lightsabers and new force powers to crush your enemies. Unleash truth – sequel to the award-winning story, continue the epic Star Wars saga.

 

Prices:£8.79, €10.99, AU$17.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: Available only in AU,BE,FR,DE,NL,NZ,IT,PT,RU,ES,UK

Pure Chess

Experience the game of chess like you’ve never seen it before. Download Pure Chess to see how stunning and beautiful chess can really be, and find out if you are a Grandmaster in the making.

 

 

Prices: £4.99, €6.19, AU$10.25
PEGI: 3
Availability: All

PS3 Demos (Free)

  • Summer Stars 2012 Demo
    PEGI:
    3
    Availability: Only available in AT, DE,  IT, ES, CH
  • Sniper Elite V2 Demo
    PEGI:
    3
    Availability:
    Not available in Germany

PSVita Games

Stardrone Extreme
Compatible with PlayStation Vita only. Gameplay requires PlayStation Vita memory card (sold separately).

StarDrone Extreme is a high-speed action thriller with a mix of arcade action, pinball, breakout, physics and collect-the-objects. Explore the level to find key power-ups and earn more points that will ultimately let you compete against the world on the StarDrone Extreme leaderboards.

Prices: £3.19, €3.99
PEGI: 3
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ

minis

  • I Kill Zombies
    Prices:
    £2.49, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: All
  • LA Gridlock
    Prices:
    £1.74, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI: 7
    Availability: All
  • Golf Mania (released 4th April)
    Prices: £2.49, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 3
    Availability: All

PS3 DLC

Pure Chess

  • Pure Chess Park
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI:
    3
    Availability:
    All

Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2

  • Planeptune Processor Set
    Prices: £0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
  • Makers
    Prices: Free
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
  • Goddess Of Anotherworld
    Prices: Free
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
  • Nepgear’s Cosplay Set
    Prices: £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
  • Uni’s Cosplay Set
    Prices: £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
  • Rom’s Cosplay Set
    Prices: £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI:
    Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
  • Ram’s Cosplay Set
    Prices: £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
  • Obituary Star
    Prices: Free
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, Sweden

Dynasty Warriors 7

  • Xtreme Stage Pack 4
    Prices: £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in NZ
  • Xtreme Stage Pack 5
    Prices: £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in NZ
  • Legend Stage Pack 3
    Prices: £3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in NZ
  • New Weapon Pack 6
    Prices: £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: Not available in NZ

Motorstorm RC (Vita cross compatible)

  • Special Monster Truck: Atlas Earthquake
    Prices: £0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45
    PEGI: 3
    Availability: All
  • Special Buggy: Atlas Excavator (Free for ONE week)
    Prices: £0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45
    PEGI: 3
    Availability: All
  • Veteran Super Car – Ozutsu Blacksun J-Gt
    Prices: £0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90
    PEGI: 3
    Availability: All

Final Fantasy XIII-2

  • Noel’s Costume: Assassin’s Creed
    Prices: £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: All
  • Serah’s Costume: Style and Steel
    Prices: Free
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: All
  • Opponent: PuPu
    Prices: £1.19, €1.19, AU$2.45
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: All
  • Opponent: Gilgamesh
    Prices: £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: All

Disgaea 4

  • Command Attack
    Prices: £3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in DN, FI, NO, PO, SW
  • Gig
    Prices: £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in DN, FI, NO, PO, SW
  • Godtopia
    Prices: £0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in DN, FI, NO, PO, SW
  • Kunoichi
    Prices: £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in DN, FI, NO, PO, SW
  • Soul Nomad
    Prices: £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in DN, FI, NO, PO, SW

Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle

  • Siren Sorrento
    Prices: £3.99, €4.99, AU$8.45
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: All

Warriors Orochi 3

  • Weapon Pack
    Prices: £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in NZ

Call Of Duty : Modern Warfare 3

  • Elite April Drops – Black Box, Black Ice & Negotiator (Thursday 12th April release)
    Prices: Free
    PEGI: 18
    Availability: All

Operation Raccoon City

  • Spec Ops Fee Mission 1
    Prices: Free
    PEGI: 18
    Availability: All

Saints Row The Third

  • Special Ops Vehicle Pack
    Prices: 1.99£, €2.49, AU$4.25
    PEGI: 18
    Availability: All

Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends

  • Excel Stage Pack 5
    Prices: £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in NZ
  • Legend Stage Pack 3
    Prices: £3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in NZ
  • Wall Papers 6
    Prices: £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in NZ
  • Wall Papers 7
    Prices: £2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95
    PEGI: 12
    Availability: Not available in NZ

Uncharted 3

  • Drake’s Deception Map Pack
    Prices: £7.99, €9.99, AU$15.95
    PEGI: 16
    Availability: All

Mass Effect 3

  • Mass Effect 3: Resurgence Multiplayer Expansion
    Prices: Free
    PEGI: 18
    Availability: All

PSVita DLC

Motorstorm RC (PS3 cross compatible)

  • Special Monster Truck: Atlas Earthquake
    Prices:
    £0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45
  • Special Buggy: Atlas Excavator (Free for ONE week)
    Prices:
    £0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45
  • Veteran Super Car – Ozutsu Blacksun J-Gt
    Prices:
    £0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90

Soundtracks

  • Journey
    Prices:
    £3.99, €4.99, AU$8.45
    Availability:
    All

Themes

The Studio Themes

  • PS3 Burners Static Theme by Grafitti Kings
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
  • PSP Burners Static Theme by Grafitti Kings
    Prices:
    £0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75

Dynamic Themes

[Coming Soon]

Abstract

  • Abstract Color Cubes
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45

Nature

  • Stairway to Heaven
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
  • Dynamic Atom Theme
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
  • Dynamic Cliff Theme
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
  • Dynamic clouds over silos theme
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
  • Dynamic sun flares theme
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
  • Dynamic volcano theme two
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45

Places/Landmarks

  • Dynamic Hong Kong theme
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45
  • Dynamic New York avenue at night theme
    Prices:
    £1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45

Price Drops

  • Zack Zero
    Prices:
    £7.99 £9.99, €9.99 €12.99, AU$15.95 AU$19.95

Videos

  • Access Episode 029
    Availability:
    GB Only
  • Sniper Elite V2 Trailer #1
    Availability:
    Not available in DE
  • Wwe Wrestlefest Trailer
    Availability:
    All
  • Infamous: Festival Of Blood Trailer
    Availability:
    Not available in DE

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jozhster 11 April, 2012 @ 1:34 pm   1

Hello Jawed

I recently downloaded the Feeding Frenzy 2 Shipwreck Showdown Trail and enjoyed it then when I looked on the store for the full game I could not find it.
Could you look into this for me as I would like to purchase the game?
Thanks Jawad

 
joshualeuty96-2- 11 April, 2012 @ 1:34 pm   2

Okay update this week, will be picking up Stardrone for my new PS Vita

 
jozhster 11 April, 2012 @ 1:34 pm   3

Hello Jawed

I recently downloaded the Feeding Frenzy 2 Shipwreck Showdown Trail and enjoyed it then when I looked on the store for the full game I could not find it.
Could you look into this for me as I would like to purchase the game?

Thanks Jawad

 

Wasn’t there a pinball game coming to Vita today?

When are we getting Skullgirls?

 
darylsdn 11 April, 2012 @ 1:37 pm   6

No Skullgirls…? :/

 

Am I wrong in thinking that I bought the GTA IV DLCs over a year ago (if not two)…?

They’re only on the store now? :/

 
BEYOND-14 11 April, 2012 @ 1:37 pm   8

Nice update! Wondering how many tracks are on the Journey soundtrack?

 
uncleniccius 11 April, 2012 @ 1:37 pm   9

Any information on the Ghost Recon Beta for PS+ Europe? Thanks :)

 
La_Mangouste 11 April, 2012 @ 1:37 pm   10

If I purchase Pure Chess on Vita, will I be able to play it also on PS3 (like for Motorstorm RC) ?

sp33dking89 11 April, 2012 @ 1:38 pm   11

No skullgirls?

 

Apologies. RE: my last post – I guess I was using the disc, and they weren’t standalone.

Please forgive me, fine sir.

 
copoffking 11 April, 2012 @ 1:38 pm   13

wheres skullgirls

 
Lethalx08 11 April, 2012 @ 1:39 pm   14

Nice update. Anyway has a date for Skullgirls, retro city rampage & nexuiz been set ?.

I know konami has said EU date for skullgirls is soon.

RCR has a may release but no idea when.

Nexuiz is out on 360, PC in may & nothing on PSN version other than being confirmed.

Thanks :D

 
Silent_Gig 11 April, 2012 @ 1:39 pm   15

Hey there, any idea on when Skull Girls will be on the store?

BigPaja 11 April, 2012 @ 1:39 pm   16

Hello Jawad! Only 3 questions this week.

Part 1:

1. Language Support
The Czech Store is in English only. It’s not a surprise. But every time I access it, I have to go through a message that specifically says that it is “MOMENTARILY only available in English”. Well, maybe not “momentarily” but definitely in the sense of “at present”. It suggest that some time in the future it will be availalbe in the Czech language. But will it? I know the Czech PSN market is very small and that localisation of the Store would probably not be profitable but if there is no chance of it happening, at least remove the word “momentarily” from the welcoming message. I’d bet the same is true for other Stores from countries with less promiment languages.

2. Misnaming
The Journey dynamic theme finally came last week but why is there a “2″ at the end? It looks no different from the one the US got. Is there a No.1 or is it just a misnaming? Speaking of which, “Arc the Lad 1″ has quite a huge space between its title and the “(Full Game)” apendix. I’d bet there are other instances of errors in titles elsewhere.

 

SW:TFU 2 is only £9? i thought publishers didnt know how to sensibly price stuff, too bad i got it for 97p back in january at currys.
also when will we get tomba :D

 

Argh, the PSOne and PS2 Classic releases seem to be dying down, this isn’t good! Any there any good ones in the pipeline? (Naively) awaiting a possible release of SSX Tricky

 
killzonexx 11 April, 2012 @ 1:40 pm   19

Where is pinball classics for ps3 and vita dont tell me we have to wait again!

 
DimDim10Dan 11 April, 2012 @ 1:40 pm   20

PS+ users were supposed to have a discount on GTAIV Episodes…

I was ready to buy them for 12 bucks as in USA.

For 20, I’ll pass.

I’m disapointed.

    Jawad Ashraf 11 April, 2012 @ 3:11 pm    

    D’oh! Will update the post.

    40% Discount for Plus members for 1 week.

TwinBlade04 11 April, 2012 @ 1:40 pm   21

Hey Jawad! :)

Do you know when the DLC packs for Worms Ultimate Mayhem are coming out? It’s been a while since the game was released and I haven’t heard anything about them yet (plus, they have their own trophies already):P.

Keep it up!

    Jawad Ashraf 11 April, 2012 @ 3:12 pm    

    I haven’t anything about them yet either. I’ll try and find out something.

Beatnuki 11 April, 2012 @ 1:41 pm   22

Bah! Releasing that Ezio outfit after I already finished and sold off FFXII-2! Poor show Squenix, no wonger for you. :P

Might take a gander at that Pure Chess mind.

Oh, and do you know when we’ll get Skullgirls? I don’t actually want it, I just want to feel included. :)

BigPaja 11 April, 2012 @ 1:41 pm   23

Part 2:

3. NeoGeo
Any insight as to why PS3 versions of NeoGeo Station titles cost more than the PSP versions? The games are the same, are they not? It’s like this everywhere I’ve looked (CZ, UK, USA, JP).

Also, it is a huge, HUGE shame that the US is getting SMT: Persona 3 FES this week and we aren’t. The US Store may not have as many PS2 games as the Stores in Europe but their quality:quantity ratio is much better.

    Jawad Ashraf 11 April, 2012 @ 3:01 pm    

    1. I imagine this will happen but I have no idea when.
    2. Usually it’s because there is another version. In this case one was incentive based. We’re looking to change the name to avoid mixups.
    3. They are different products, to put it simply.

    Some Megaten games are planned for us but there isn’t a date to announce. The differences are always going to be related to legal or license. Those are the common two, at least.

 
randellaUK 11 April, 2012 @ 1:42 pm   24

I did think we had a few vita releases today and skull girls any info on the vita titles I thought we would have pure chess dr who to name a few…what’s up with the vita release lists will we get disgaea and supremacy mma on the store???

 

Surely Zack Zero’s original price wasn’t £19.95. That’s higher than it launched at! :)

 
Elite_1989 11 April, 2012 @ 1:42 pm   26

Hi Jawad, could you please say if there are any plans to release Timesplitters 1, 2 and Future Perfect on the store under PS2 classics?

Good update though, will get the Warriors Orochi DLC and maybe the Journey Soundtrack, oh and Silent Hill too

    Jawad Ashraf 11 April, 2012 @ 3:23 pm    

    I haven’t heard of anything for these. Would be nice to see them though.

 
laticspieman 11 April, 2012 @ 1:42 pm   27

Howabout putting star wars battlefront 1 and 2 in the ps2 classics section off the store?

Also do you have a release date for dr who the eternity clock? (please have a plus dicount)

 
LordRed91 11 April, 2012 @ 1:42 pm   28

Hi, any idea if we’re getting Persona 3:FES (PS2 Classic) any time soon?

I think the US just got it.

 
Basket21 11 April, 2012 @ 1:43 pm   29

LOL

Infamous: Festival Of Blood Trailer
Availability: Not available in DE

i feel so sad for german people if they cant even download gametrailers.

 
hammy78 11 April, 2012 @ 1:44 pm   30

Hmm it seems that Sniper Elite V2 Demo is a “PEGI 3″.

 
MafiaCub 11 April, 2012 @ 1:44 pm   31

Still no news on the EU regions getting the extra Plus games we were promised last month? Not even an update?

All in all, a pretty poor update this week. Absolutely nothing of interest for me. Gutted. Roll on next week I guess.

KillaT2501 11 April, 2012 @ 1:44 pm   32

Very good pricing on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. More games at this price range. BOO YA

 
taurus82 11 April, 2012 @ 1:44 pm   33

Just the Journey soundtrack (18 tracks) for me this week.

 

@ 4 & @ 18 The Pinball Arcade only comes to Europe in a month.

 
AndyBeans 11 April, 2012 @ 1:45 pm   35

Sniper Elite V2!!!

Sorry but until I see some trophies on the U3 DLC I’ll be passing…

 

hi whoever works for sony please pretty please put tekken 3 and tekken 4 on the eu psn store pleaseeeeeee !!!!!!!!!!!! would love to have those two games on it :)

 
GevallenEngel 11 April, 2012 @ 1:45 pm   37

Hi
Just dropping by to make a few suggestions.
Would it be possible to put Parasite Eve 1 on the store, it would make me very happy :)
Also, since I missed out on it in the past, perhaps the Wild Arms series entirely?

It would be awesome if you pitched in these idea’s, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one wanting this :)

Thanks for the update!

    Jawad Ashraf 11 April, 2012 @ 3:24 pm    

    I’m pitching in a few (yes, Spyro and all those, too!) but it isn’t the quickest of tasks.

 
CoolRichy008UK 11 April, 2012 @ 1:45 pm   38

Wutage and all asking about gta4 DLC

gta4 DLC – uses all songs from gta4 and adds some from the DLC – 300 tunes no new stations

gta episodes from liberty city (STANDALONE) all new songs new stations 150 songs

it is diffrent from the dlc and dont need gta4 to play it i had it before im gonna buy it again because the songs in gta episodes (NOT THE DLC) are cool especialy vice city radio

 
matze1393 11 April, 2012 @ 1:46 pm   39

How many tracks are in the Journey OST?

 
colmshan1990 11 April, 2012 @ 1:46 pm   40

There’s some ‘Star’ prices there.
Stardrone for €3.99 is great and would win the price ‘Wars’ if it were not for The Force Unleashed 2 ‘Forcing’ it with a €10.99 tag!

 
TCrookz 11 April, 2012 @ 1:47 pm   41

WANT SKULLGIRLS

 

Still no sign of the Ridge Racer Vita dlc that we should have had 2 weeks ago … what is going on here?

 

Hey I was just wondering where the demo for Batman Arkham Asylum is. I was going to recommend it to a friend of mine but it’s nowhere to be found on the store anymore. The strange thing is I could still download it via my downloads list, so it’s still on your servers, just not available on the store. Why?

    Jawad Ashraf 11 April, 2012 @ 5:11 pm    

    Publishers are free to pull content for reasons they may or may not disclose.

    Demos are generally limited in general.

 
Darkeeper 11 April, 2012 @ 1:47 pm   44

No Persona 3 as a PS2 classic? …Yet again, I am disapointed.

 
CoolRichy008UK 11 April, 2012 @ 1:47 pm   45

jawad plz ad the darkness 1&2 to the store and MGS COLLECTION

and guess what everyone coming soon is a new worms game called worms revolution google it looks great :D

 
adumr82 11 April, 2012 @ 1:48 pm   46

What happened to the GTA plus discount? sure that was mentioned. also any word on I am alive being fixed. ironically its not alive, it just hangs the ps3 and I need to cut the power. I won’t buy a broken product and won’t buy at all if plus discount goes before its fixed

 

WHAAT!? where is Pinball Arcade for PS3/Vita??

 
chickje 11 April, 2012 @ 1:48 pm   48

Where is the rest of the Ridge Racer Vita DLC? The US Store is way ahead with an extra track, cars and songs.

 
CoolRichy008UK 11 April, 2012 @ 1:49 pm   49

why cant sony eu merge with the NA sony store so we can get all the games they have and they get games we have

snap02-12 11 April, 2012 @ 1:49 pm   50

I was going to download the Journey Music but I’ll not pay more for absolutely no reason. It’s $4.99 (about 3,80€) on the US Store. The GTA bundle is $15.99 on there. That’s about 12€, not 20€. US PS+ Members also get a discount. The Pinball Arcade game isn’t available either. What about Skullgirls?

Weren’t you guys working towards offering the same things everywhere in the west? But, according to your customer service, you were also working on an 18+ section for the German Store… that was about five and a half years ago.

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