‘Heads-Up’ PlayStation Store Update (7th July 2010)

As one more week passes by, one more week of fresh store content is here to greet you; don’t you love this routine we have. I set out our wares, and you come along and loiter in the aisles, and touch all the merchandise leaving fingerprints everywhere, and then go on your merry way. Sometimes you may even gently abuse me too. It’s all so familiar, and when I’m not around like last week I do miss it. So it’s a pleasure to be back this week.

Anyway, enough inane blathering, I suppose it’s time to follow on with tradition and list the new content, and give you my thoughts on the highlights this week (in no specific order).

The recent monkey loving continues with the release of Monkey Island 2, in all its shiny new glory. This new edition has a new lick of paint, but there is also a wealth of other goodies including the ability to toggle between the new version and the original version (to see just how shiny and lovely the new version actually is) and a fully fledged developer commentary featuring the original creators Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman reminiscing on the making of the game amongst other things. For fans of the classic series this is a great opportunity to rekindle your love, and for anybody who hasn’t played this classic game yet – firstly, what’s wrong with you? – secondly, get it now.

There’s something called a Resurgence pack for a title you may know called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, I believe it’s some kind of shooty game where you hurt people and then cackle manically down your headset, before giving them a teabag to rub in the humiliation. Ah, how I love a good FPS multiplayer session :D

There’s more additional content goodness in the form of Leliana’s Song for Dragon Age: Origins, and the Marvel costumes and level kit for LittleBigPlanet. We’ve also given the LittleBigPlanet section a late spring clean, and tidied it up, therefore making it easier to rummage through the goodies on offer.

Before, I steer you to the full list of all the content available, allow me mention that the latest batch of Special Offers will be available today too, so for the next two weeks you can grab discounts on some great content, including After Burner Climax, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West and Half Minute Hero.

That’s enough hawking the wares for now, as usual if you so desire leave a comment and we’ll go from there.


PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 21st of July)

  • After Burner Climax (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)
  • Worms (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £5.19/€6.49)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Monsters Level Kit (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £1.59/€1.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – Monsters Costume Kit (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
  • Half Minute Hero (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • Buzz! Quiz World (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £9.99/€14.99)
  • LittleBigPlanet – The Wilderness Level Kit (PSP) (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
  • LittleBigPlanet – The temples Level Kit (PSP) (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £1.19/€1.49)
  • Tarzan (PSone) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • NormalTanks (mini) (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £1.74/€1.99)

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge (Trial and Unlock) (trial free, unlock key £7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Groovin’ Blocks (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught Mode & Battlefield 1943 (£13.99/€17.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

PSP Essentials

(Some titles are not available in some locales until a later date)

  • FIFA 09 (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Fight Night Round 3 (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Generation of Chaos (£6.29/€7.99)
  • Skate Park City (£6.29/€7.99)
  • International Athletics (£6.29/€7.99)
  • Spinout (£6.29/€7.99)

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • 5-in-1 Arcade Hits (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Aquattack! (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Demos (PSP)

  • Patapon 3 Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Resurgence Pack (£10.99/€13.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • Dragon Age: Origins – Leliana’s Song (£5.49/€6.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • LittleBigPlanet
    • Marvel Level Kit (£3.99/€4.99)
    • Marvel Costume Kit 1 (£4.99/€5.99) (contains the following costumes which are also available separately)
    • Daredevil Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Doctor Octopus Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Iron Man Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Mystique Costume (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Thing Costume (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • ModNation Racers – Sweet Tooth Pack (£1.39/€1.75) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • SBK X – Legends (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Skate 3 – Danny Way’s Hawaiian Dream (£5.19/€6.49) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • Just Cause 2
    • Rico’s Signature Gun (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Tuk Tuk Boom Boom (free)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All locales

  • Aliens Vs Predator – Bughunt Map Pack (£4.79/€5.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales except Germany

  • MotoGP10 – MotoGP Class Content (free) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Buzz! – ’90s Quiz (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

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

Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival Pack 01 (£9.99/€14.99) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • Bad Moon Rising (£0.99/€1.49) Born on the Bayou (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Down on the Corner (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Fortunate Son (Original Version) (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Green River (£0.99/€1.49)
    • I Heard It Through the Grapevine (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Lookin’ Out My Back Door (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Proud Mary (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Run Through the Jungle (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Travelin’ Band (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Up Around the Bend (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Who’ll Stop the Rain (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12

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

  • Guitar Hero 5
    • Queen Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
    • Crazy Little Thing Called Love (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Killer Queen (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Somebody to Love (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 12

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

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Heroes in Uniform Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Heroes in Uniform Costume (free)

Availability: All locales

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • Episode 014 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Videos (PS3)

  • Killzone 3 Announcement Trailer
  • Medal of Honor ‘Leave a Message’ Trailer
  • Fat Princess Fat Roles Expansion Pack Trailer
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge Making of Video
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: Lechuck’s Revenge E3 Trailer
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 E3 Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins Leliana’s Song Trailer
  • Lego Harry Potter Years 1- 4 Year 4 Vignette
  • Lego Harry Potter Years 1- 4 Behind the Scenes 2
  • Lego Harry Potter Years 1- 4 Behind the Scenes 3

Avatars (PS3)

  • Fat Princess (£0.20/€0.25 each)
    • Blue Monk
    • Red Monk
    • Giant
    • Ninja
    • Pirate
  • Blue Avatar Bundle (£0.79/€0.99) (Contains avatars of the Blue Priest, Warrior, Mage, Worker and Ranger)
  • Flower
    • Flower Avatars Bundle 2 (£0.79/€0.99) (contains the following avatars which are also available separately)
    • Blue Daisy (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Yellow Flower (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Pink Flower (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Blue Flower (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Pictures (£0.20/€0.25)

Themes (PSP)

  • Armoured Core 3 Theme
  • Armoured Core Last Raven Theme
  • Armoured Core Silent Line Theme

Wallpapers (PSP)

  • Armoured Core 3 Wallpaper
  • Armoured Core Last Raven Wallpaper
  • Armoured Core Silent Line Wallpaper

Additional Locale Releases

  • Stand O’Food (PS3/PSP)

Additional to Australia and New Zealand

  • Toy Story 3 (PSP) – Woody’s Roundup

Additional to Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg and Netherlands

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When is the store updated? Is it still 3-ish because this is an awesome update & i’ll be downloading a few things :)


It’ll be up at 3 yes ;)

Any release date on Shank?


Hey mike, sad to see that ross isnt with you :(

You two should team up when doing store posts. You could handle all of the positive feeddback and leave the negative for ross to deal with.

You would be the perfect team :P


It’s one or the other, you have to choose!!


Not feeling this update this week.


Thank you for Monkey Island 1 and 2 :)

When will be available Tales of Monkey Island Full Episodes, which are already at PSS US?
Best regards.




It’s available, just not for all locales at the moment, it is coming to additional stores very soon though.

beardyweirdy 07 July, 2010 @ 12:58

any chance of getting that DLC that came with God of War ultimate collection

Hi Mike,

Is possible to buy Onslaught without BF 1943 (cheaper of course)??

Thanks and regards


It was released individually last week, this week is the bundle version ;)

Nothing for me this week. Oh well I’m all geared up for Deathspank if it’s still coming next week?! :)

Oh and 5th time lucky *prays* Tecmo Bowl Throwback, EU release? There are European American Football fans you know!! :P

Thanks!! :D

budmuhnquai 07 July, 2010 @ 12:59

Forgive me if I’ve missed something, but will future heads-up posts include what’ll be available to PSN plus members?

Looking forward to all the LBP goodies :D


Yep, I’ll be adding the Plus content in at the start of every month :)

Chaosprower 07 July, 2010 @ 12:59

Can sub-accounts holders buy PS+ memberships when they turn 18? Or are they denied access forever?

@Slarth I asked Mike on twitter, and he said 3pm. I will get the MW2 DLC today, looks great :)


Hi Mike, just wondering if you have any news on Trinity Universe DLC. A batch came out in US both last week and yesterday and still we don’t have any here. Do you have a date listed there for EU release?

FootieGamerUK 07 July, 2010 @ 13:00

Are you prepared for the store to die due to the Resurgence pack?


We’ve steeled ourselves for the surge yes :P


Can’t wait to download Monkey Island 2! I’ve topped up my wallet early because everyone will be trying to add funds at the same time for that MW2 map pack!


Half Minute Hero is a great fun game. I’d pick it up at that price if I hadn’t already.

HoefMeistert 07 July, 2010 @ 13:00

nice prize for After Burner Climax :) please do a Special Offer for PixelJunk Shooter and Joe Danger any time soon :)


Joe Danger has only just released, it won’t be on offer anytime soon ;)

As for PixelJunk Shooter who knows what the future will bring :)


I’ve been waiting for a price drop in Fight Night Round 3. And now, my mandatory questions:

1 – Any news on additional territory releases of What did i do to deserve this My Lord!? 2?
2 – Can we ever expect OutRun 2006 in the PSN Store?
3 – And the Persona remake?
4 – Or Persona 3?



Is there any section for looking at the Playstation plus stuff ?


The top category on the store is called PlayStation Plus, I would start there my friend :D


This update is kind of weak. Just not enough content I’m afraid. Good special offers though.

Smileybonex 07 July, 2010 @ 13:01

Picky comment time – For the Fat Princess, are you sure it’s the “Blue Avatar Bundle”, as in all avatars in it will be blue?

Other than that – amazing content yet again. Monkey Island and LBP costumes for me!


I am sure yes, they will be the blue versions (red bundle was released last week).

Aurora_Bliss 07 July, 2010 @ 13:01

Yay Monkey Island 2!!

And Vamet, Tales of Monkey Island is already out on the EU PSN x


No Monkey Island II Demo?



It’s a trial and unlock…

Phoenix___24 07 July, 2010 @ 13:01

Another lovely truck load of PSN content. Thank you!

Still no Ridge Racer for my PSP Go.

Nice update today! Monkey Island II and Resurgence pack for me…

Must say I’m starting to think twice about purchase though since plus came out. Want to get Fat Princess while the DLC is on promo for plus users, but i’m worried that it’ll be offered free further down the line.

Mike, any chance you can pass on our concerns to those that matter? We really need to know what we are getting with plus or it has no value to the users the spend the most.


I do pass feedback to the team looking after Plus about what content is offered, though it’s by no means my decision. It’s a balancing act about what to offer our Plus users, but it’ll definitely be interesting to see what comes down the line in terms of the store content offered within it.

BlueHeaven19 07 July, 2010 @ 13:01

Still no decent avatars… Was really hoping for street fighter ones or the darkstalker ones that the american store got yesterday. Looks like I will have to wait even longer. :(

NuclearPenguin86 07 July, 2010 @ 13:02

Nice update, Cod maps and Monkey Island!! Any news on Playstation+ offers? Are these updated weekly?


All Plus content is made available at the start of the month.


WHAT!! Nothing for + users today?? US Got more + stuff in there update :-(
Monkey Island 2 and BF VIP pack for me…

Oh and welcome back Mike ;-)


The US content is not extra, it was stuff that was always part of their month one offering, but they didn’t announce it until this week. We’ve decided to make our Plus content all available at the start of the month.

Mightyowl28 07 July, 2010 @ 13:02

does the LBP Marvel level pack have new trophies?

GrumpyMcGrump 07 July, 2010 @ 13:02

hi mike,
any news on when psp essentials like phantasy star portable and naruto ultimate ninja heroes 2 are released?
and is half minute hero finally available in germany?

Sweet, monkey island 2 is a must buy. Mike, is there any news about Kane & Lynch 2 demo?

gr0undp0und 07 July, 2010 @ 13:03

Any benefits for PSN+ plus members?

JordanBlack68 07 July, 2010 @ 13:03

Yeah, any PS+ stuff, because the content so far has been really poor.


Hey Mike

Will we be getting any more PS+ content? Since USA got a fair bit added onto theirs yesterday.


Any PS3 demos?


You can trial Monkey Island 2, as it’s a trial and full game unlock.

flamingcarrot 07 July, 2010 @ 13:03

Seems like a decent update. I might try out Afterburner Climax for £3.99

Dear Aurora_Bliss

“And Vamet, Tales of Monkey Island is already out on the EU PSN x”

Not in Poland PSS.
Best regards.




Ooooh, Great sale items this week mate :D

Any particular reason we didnt get any new PS+ stuff today? I noticed the US got some last night and while I dont mind if you guys have different schedules or styles I’d just like to know how its being handled :)

Cheers Mike. Oh and I’m still waiting for that cuppa… :P


We’ll make Plus content ALL available at the start of every month, I believe the US may release their content gradually over the month, though I could be wrong.


Hmm thats a tough one.

Mike is great fun and posts alot more comments than ross, but Ross has the better avatar.

But which is better

There is only one way to find out “FIGHT”


Haha…I’ll ask Ross if he wants to get into the boxing ring with me ;)

guybrush3_16 07 July, 2010 @ 13:05

Absoloutly amazin update. I dont care about much else other than the fact that MONKEY ISLAND 2 IS HERE. Sorry to shout but been waiting for this one for a while now.

Happy days are here again. Cant wait til 5.30 to get home and download this. Thats if MI2 hasent made the internet crash. Long live Lechuck. Well done on gettin this out ASAP guys.

Next I am after some Resi classics on the PSN.

Keep up the good work guys.

A very happy MI fan

Playstation Plus Subscribers in the US got more discounts this week, what about Europe?

Dutch_Rootsman 07 July, 2010 @ 13:05

Hi Mike,

2 Questions:
*When is PSP Essentials coming to Australia and New Zealand?
*When will we start seeing more PSone classics on the Store? Specifics please! Titles and dates.




The full range of PSP Essentials will be made available later in the year, though some of the digital versions may crop up before then (a couple of the Essentials released today will be available for you to download).

As for more PSone Classics, I don’t have any confirmed information for any more in the pipeline as yet, but I’m sure we’ll see some more titles at some point.


<>Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge…
Availability: All locales<>
Is it real? Not error or so? Is it going to be released in Russia? Is this also meant there is hope for 1st to be released in Russian store?


It’s not an error, you will get Monkey Island 2 in your store :) As for the other Monkey Island titles, I have asked the publishers if they’re coming, so let’s see what happens.

Kotatsu2000 07 July, 2010 @ 13:06

The US store got Persona 3 PSP yesterday, and we get…. nothing.

And still no sign of Disgaea Infinite either.

Nice work Sony EU, you’re really treating us Europeans with the same level of respect you’ve always done.


All I can say right now, is until the publishers let us know when they are coming, if indeed they are, that we can share release dates I will let you know.


Shall i, shant i, shall i, shant i, im so confused whether to buy the new Afterburner game with this excellent special offer reduction, why?, well i have PS+ and have no idea what’s coming in the next 10 months after the 2 month preview, so i might have bought this only to find out it will be offered free as part of my subscription somewhen down the line, they really need to rethink PS+ me thinks…any suggestions Mike?


When are some good downloadable games for ps3 coming? Minis are awful, ps classics are never released. It’s the same old add ons for little big planet, rock band etc *yawn*


There are plenty of great PSN titles available, I’ll leave it for other posters to point you in the right direction ;)


Mike…. you know how i love you :) fancy giving me something cool for free (well was worth a try)
but seriously do you know anything about the posability of the net yaroze games coming to the store? or and dates as to when we could expect those amazing Dreamcast games


Flattery can often get you somewhere, or something, but in this case…nah :P

Hey mike . Mate can you explain if you can why the u.s got more avatars and discounts added to their 1st month yesterday they have lots mire than we pay for now which us really unfair as we pay the most yet get a lot less. Also sf4 avatars mate


I believe they’ve just split their month one offering over the course of the month, whereas we released it all in one go last week.

SFIV avatars should be coming, we requested them from Capcom a couple of weeks ago ;)


No Backlight Tango Down? When does the PSN get it?
Dam the 360- they already have it :(


It is coming, just don’t have a release date for you just now.

Tecmo Bowl Throwback; EU release anytime this year?


Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught Mode & Battlefield 1943 (£13.99/€17.99)

From the store update post it looks as if BF 1943 and BFBC2 Onslaught Mode are being bundled together. Would be able to confirm this Mike and explain it to me. I didn’t her about this anywhere.



The Onslaught Mode was released on it’s own last week, but EA also wanted to bundle that mode for BFBC2 and the full game of BF1943 together.

Vic_Viper_1985 07 July, 2010 @ 13:08

Now that the game is finally here is there any chance of the Demon’s Souls dynamic theme coming to Europe?


I really hope so!

LiverpoolFC_101 07 July, 2010 @ 13:09

Hey Mike, nice store update. Can you shed any light on the Just Cause 2 patch that has been submitted to Sony according to the Square Enix Community Manager? Any idea when it may be released?



I don’t get involved with patches to be honest, so am not sure. Sorry.


Good Update & very Good Special Offers. I will give Afterburner a Try. Lead & Gold is also a very good value.
And please please more PSone Games as Offers, not every Month the Disney & Crappy Games offers.

No addtional Content for Plus Subscribers? US got some MAG Avatars & Free Theme. Equal treatment for all PSN + Subscribers! ;)

GutsBerserker 07 July, 2010 @ 13:09

Mmmhh Afterburner Climax already on sale, didn’t expect that so soon. Will buy this ASAP.

What about a sale on Motorstorm Pacific Rift Add-ons? ;)

Hi Mike,

On it says the costume pack is £4.79 (on your update it is £4.99) which is it to be?

Also do you know if the remaining 3 costume packs will be over the next 3 consecutive weeks, and if they are, do you know what will be in them yet?



I’m not sure what the plan is for the other costume packs at the moment.


Looks like they’re coming every other actually ;)


Hi Mike,

Thanks for another cool update! I’m glad to see that Monkey Island 2 will be heading to the South African shores!
Any news on Monkey Island 1?

One minor suggestion/request. Would it be possible to add the file size of each item to your post? It is useful for budgeting bandwidth to download my purchases!

:) Thanks!

Carnivius_Prime 07 July, 2010 @ 13:10

Marvel Level kit for LBP? Interesting. Does it have new trophies?

Thanks for Monkey Island 2 though I still haven’t got the first one cos I’m still broke but happily playing through Tales for my MI fix :)


Hey welcome back Mike :)

U also gonna be cheering for NL next sunday in the final ? ;p

I have a small question

A LBP levelkit .. is that just tools/stickers and stuff to make new levels?
Or does it also contain levels already made?

Cause im sooooo bad at making levels myself.

Greetz from NL


I just copied this information from MM’s site about the level kit ;)

“includes four levels of adventure against the evil plans of Magneto. And of course, while you play through the levels, you’ll collect a huge assortment of Marvel-themed music, objects, materials, stickers, and a special “Rooftop” background to help you CREATE your own dastardly levels.”

As for supporting Holland in the final, it depends really. If Germany get through I’ll be throwing my hat behind them, because three 4-0 victories (especially a great one over Argentina) shows they deserve it :D

How controversial of me ;)


hi mike i no you get askd this alot but i never see an answer to it lol but please do you know anything about spyro 1 2 and 3 coming to psn and if not tell please tell the dudes upstairs i realy wont it iam sure that sounded selfish but there will be loads more people wanting it as well thanks mike


Sorry, I really don’t know at the moment, but will try and find out what I can from the publisher.

GingGangGhoul 07 July, 2010 @ 13:11

Awesome update. Huzzah for not having to wait ages for Monkey Island 2 this time :P

Everyone that asking about ps+

We in Europe get all the content day one of the month.USA gets something every week not day one.


Thanks, for the reply Mike, but I was referring to ‘your’ updates.
Not to worry I see you answered someone earlier by saying you will update at the beginning of the month. Thanks again. :)


Aaaaaah, I understand now :)

Darkscorpius 07 July, 2010 @ 13:12

Welcome back Mike. Nice update this week.

Think I’ll take advantage of Afterburner Climax’s price reduction and pick up Monkey Island (yes I’m one of those fools who’ve never played it) along with the Dragon Age and LBP DLC.


That’s a busy week ahead for you :)

So, if Onslaught + BF 1943 is £13.99 bundled.
Onslaught is £7.99 on its own.

Where can I buy BF 1943 for £6?



I was hoping MI2 would be pushed to my PS3 by PS+, but if it’s not a demo then I guess it won’t?

designheadache 07 July, 2010 @ 13:14

After Burner Climax (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)

SOLD – i have been waitin for a price drop :-)

Smileybonex 07 July, 2010 @ 13:14

re: post 20 – Apologies Mike – will teach me not to put 2 and 2 together and make 5!


Hehe, I have shonky maths skills too :P


Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 demo for PS3 or Naruto Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 for PSP go?

Ps1 games dry up isn’t good news for people who shelled out 40 for plus . Glad I held off


any news on MoH Demo :D i know i am asking every week :O ?


hi mike i no you get askd this alot but i never see an answer to it lol but please do you know anything about spyro 1 2 and 3 coming to psn and if not tell please tell the dudes upstairs i realy wont it iam sure that sounded selfish but there will be loads more people wanting it as well thanks mike btw thanks for the sweet tooth mod glad i can finaly get the real 1 although the user created 1z are good too

“The recent monkey loving continues….” made me laugh.

Nice update, Monkey Island 2 is mine.


Thanks, I’m here all week, try the lamb :D

Magnitude_V1 07 July, 2010 @ 13:17

Hi Mike, why don’t Europe get any of the additional discounts US PS+ members have? In the past 2 weeks they’ve had the following with a total saving of $103.85 whilst we’ve had nothing. Not really fair is it? In addition they get Qore and we have to pay for FirstPlay.

Cuboid (PS+ price $7.99)
Cuboid Booster Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Cuboid Bundle Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Cuboid Level Editor (PS+ price FREE)
Gauntlet II (PS+ price $2.50)
Hamsterball (PS+ price $3.99)
Hamsterball (PS+ price $7.99)
Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos (PS+ price $7.99)
Magic Orbz (PS+ price $7.99)
Magic Orbz Booster Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Magic Orbz Jungle Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Magic Orbz Winter Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (PS+ price $7.99)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Booster Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Mortal Kombat II (PS+ price $2.50)
Rampage (PS+ price $2.50)
Rampart (PS+ price $2.50)
Smash Cars (PS+ price $11.99)
Smash Cars: Virus Run (PS+ price FREE)
Super Stardust HD (PS+ price $5.00)

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Hi Mike, why don’t Europe get any of the additional discounts US PS+ members have? In the past 2 weeks they’ve had the following with a total saving of $103.85 whilst we’ve had nothing. Not really fair is it? In addition they get Qore and we have to pay for FirstPlay.

Cuboid (PS+ price $7.99)
Cuboid Booster Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Cuboid Bundle Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Cuboid Level Editor (PS+ price FREE)
Gauntlet II (PS+ price $2.50)
Hamsterball (PS+ price $3.99)
Hamsterball (PS+ price $7.99)
Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos (PS+ price $7.99)
Magic Orbz (PS+ price $7.99)
Magic Orbz Booster Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Magic Orbz Jungle Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Magic Orbz Winter Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom (PS+ price $7.99)
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Booster Pack (PS+ price FREE)
Mortal Kombat II (PS+ price $2.50)
Rampage (PS+ price $2.50)
Rampart (PS+ price $2.50)
Smash Cars (PS+ price $11.99)
Smash Cars: Virus Run (PS+ price FREE)
Super Stardust HD (PS+ price $5.00)
Super Stardust HD Solo add-on Pack (PS+ price $2.50)
Super Stardust HD Team add-on Pack (PS+ price $2.50)
Wakeboarding HD (PS+ price $11.99)


To be honest I am surprised they have made that much content available at a discount.

It’s not my place to really comment any further until I know for certain what’s happening, but I’ve passed this information on internally. Thanks for collating that list Magnitude_V1.

As for Qore, that’s a SCEA created show, so they can give it away without problems. However, FirstPlay is a 3rd party product, so it’s not as simple as that. Also Qore is monthly, and FirstPlay is weekly.

djax-djax-djax 07 July, 2010 @ 13:18

Very bad update for PSP owners.

Where is Pinball Heroes new tables??????


oh yeah quick one mate, any idea who i should speak to about my PSPgo 10 free games code? its coming up to a month since the promo started and still haven’t gone one (downloaded the day after the theme was available)


I would raise this with the consumer services team and they will be able to help you with this. It shouldn’t have taken that long though, you should have had the code a while ago really.

addyjones1234 07 July, 2010 @ 13:20

Hey Mike :D I’m not too bothered but will we not be getting that extra bit of content as the US did in regards to PS+?

Cheers :D

yo mike

i like this update. Gunna finish monkey island 1 before getting 2 and that after burn looks very tempting. I would probably get patapom 1 or 2 if they went on sale. Who came up with having sales every 2 week because they are complete legends.

Anyway is there any information you can divulge on shank an castle crushers?


Well, we are pleased with our special offers section, and do try to ensure there is something for everyone (at a decent price) with every new rotation of content ;)

CookieMonsterES 07 July, 2010 @ 13:20

Hey Mike,

The Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 DLC is supposed to be back at the Store according to Activision. The Marketplace already received it this week. Any new on when we’ll be able to purchase it, even if it’s only an aprox. date?


and where is Persona 3 Portable? Americans will get it today :(

Spitfire_55 07 July, 2010 @ 13:21

yet another RIP-OFF for the COD Maps

Xbox got them for £9.99!!


hi mike i no you get askd this alot but i never see an answer to it lol but please do you know anything about spyro 1 2 and 3 coming to psn and if not tell please tell the dudes upstairs i realy wont it iam sure that sounded selfish but there will be loads more people wanting it as well thanks mike btw gona get my sweettooth mod for sure


I answered the first post you made about this, please find it further back ;)

Hi Mike,

Another great store update, After Burner Climax might have just made its way into my list. Just thought I’d say how great it is to have special offers every week now, I remember back in the olden days when special offers were rare and everyone complained, and yet now that they’re here, no-one really makes a big deal.

To special offers!


/raises glass

To Special Offers ;)

@74. Great post that’s what I would like to know aswell as they got extra mag avatars added too . U. S has a lot more content for psn plus and it’s a disgrace tbh as we in Europe pay more for less

Shadowdragoon 07 July, 2010 @ 13:23

Any chance for Crossregion gifting to be added? ;)


I was looking for another few weeks of the “Let’s bug Mike about Monkey Island” game instead of the actual game, but crisis averted. Excellent!


Hehe, what’s next I wonder :P


no reply as to whether to buy after burner or not with the PS+ issue, what a surprise, first time ive posted on the blog, and no probably the last.


I can’t answer every reply. Also, I don’t know what all the future Plus content will be, and to be honest I wouldn’t announce it well in advance even if I did know, sorry.

It would be cool if the new PS+ Content will update every week like the US ps+

extermin8or 07 July, 2010 @ 13:28

@ 13 i hope there isn’t a surge, then maybe activision would consider a decent price for the maps but i refuse to spen 22 pounds to get them both, half RRP of tthe full game, its ridiculous; other dev’s are reasonable about their prices why can’t activision be? to make matters worse its people that bring it on them selves because they all run to buy it like sheep, no free will anymore :(


Hey Mike. Quick question! We’re not getting a demo of any sort for Transformers : War for Cybertron, are we…?


Not that I can see, sorry.

TheNarrator 07 July, 2010 @ 13:28

tempted by After Burner, though still not quite tempted enough lol.

oh cool, 5-in-1 Arcade Hits is on this week (hopefully 8)), looks like fun :D


Ross would take my flattery and enjoy it, then give me lots of info :p


Heh…sure, sure ;)

@Mike Kebby

Why do PSN+ costumers in the US get PSN+ content yesterday like free game,avatars and themes?

Why am I as a paying costumer not getting stuff this update when others do?



We were always clear that our content would be available at the start of the month (James Thorpe even listed the content for months one and two in his blog post), as for what the US are offering, I was not aware they were doing this, and have passed this on internally.

sharpenedpixel 07 July, 2010 @ 13:29

Hi Mike!

Any idea if we’re going to get the ‘Sony Cat’ Toro and Kuro dynamic themes over here like they have in Japan?

ScaryKids69 07 July, 2010 @ 13:29

Hey, Mike. Please reply to comment #54

Cheers for answering mike but you didn’t answer what u was really asking which was why are they Getting a Hellova lot more discounts and avatars and stuff for psn plus were as Europe get a lot less and that’s not including fact they get qore too . It’s stuff like this why scee will see lackluster sales for psn plus

GrumpyMcGrump 07 July, 2010 @ 13:29

hi mike,

asking again cause you didn’t answer me on the first page xD
any news on when psp essentials like phantasy star portable and naruto ultimate ninja heroes 2 are released?
and is half minute hero finally available in germany?


I don’t know what future Essentials titles are coming until much nearer the time, so at the moment I couldn’t say.

Half Minute Hero is not currently available in Germany, I don’t think there are plans for it to be either, but I’ll try and get confirmation on that.


Any chance of the psp favourites sale from april (i believe) coming back for the new psp go owners? :)


I’m not against it…but we’ll see ;)

TheSabreman 07 July, 2010 @ 13:33

Will try and resist Afterburner and wait till the excellent Alien Breed is released, soonish I hope ?


hi mike,

when is the DLC for Trinity Universe going to be aviable in the UK?
USA got it last week.


The packs will be coming soon.


Mike, any idea if the Buzz 90’s pack is also to be played in English when downloaded from the Dutch PSN-Store? Or do I need to download it from UK / IE store?


It will be a specific version released in each store to match the disc versions sold in your country, therefore if you have a specific UK disc the pack in the Dutch store wouldn’t work with it.


could you pass on something to the PS+ team for me?

me and a friend thought it might be good to be able to vote on 4 or 5 games you were thinking about putting up for free to subscribers. subscribers vote and the top game is put up for free and thus we get the content we want (or at least the majority want) just an idea. :)

phantomfish 07 July, 2010 @ 13:35

Yay more Monkey Island goodness!

But mike when are we getting special editions of The Curse of Monkey Island and Escape from Monkey Island! :P


Don’t start ;)


Wow, Groovin’ blocks. It’s about f- time SCEE !

ScaryKids69 07 July, 2010 @ 13:36

Why do US get twice as much content and specials offers for Plus subscribers, and they get extra content each week of the month and we just get the content we were given at the start of the month.


I don’t believe they will be offering weekly content for forthcoming months, I think it was just for July (don’t hold me to this though).


Yo Mike,

Just wanted to say thanks for your hard work and communicating with the community. Really happy to see you reply to a comment about the capcom avatars the US got, looking forward to it!

teh__pwnerer 07 July, 2010 @ 13:40

Will we be seeing Castle Crashers this month?


Mike, dude. I’m sorry for asking for like, the millionth time, but once again: Street Fighter avatars and Grandia. When? :/ I’d reeeeeaaaally appreciate the answer this time around.

Still, the delicious discount on AfterBurner makes it sting a bit less. Keep it up!


SF avatars have been requested, and should be coming. I’m not going to say anything else about Grandia, as I jumped the gun a few weeks ago and said more than I should of ;) I’ll leave it for the publisher to update people as and when they want to.


Hey Mike,

Is there any chance we could get PSone games that were never released over here? Nintendo do this on Virtual Console. I’d like to see Chrono Cross, Legend of Mana, XENOGEARS and Einhander.


I doubt it to be honest, I can imagine it would be a licensing nightmare to try and get some titles released.


thanks for saying u will find out means alot even if the news mite not be good lol i was jw why can us psn have all three spyros but not us

Mightyowl28 07 July, 2010 @ 13:40

ace prize on afterburner climax… my only concern is that how can we be sure we wont be getting as part of PS+ in the future… it seems a risk buying anything the publishers are prepared to reduce in price nowadays as that could indicate theyre prepared to include it in PS+ one way or another at a later date

SCEE must think Europe are second rate costumers…kinda gives me a bad taste in the mouth thinking I have baught 1 year PSN+ membership.

Hi Mike :-) Thank’s for the Heads Up. I will definitely get the Resurgence Pack! I have waited a long time for it, it’s great to see fresh content for my possibly favourite game of all time. I might just grab Fat Princess also today, it’s a title i have been curious about for a while, my friends say it’s a great game, and i trust theyr opinion. So i will be ready, Dualshock in hand, for some faboulous Modern Warfare 2 gaming this evening! :-) Thanks for your good service and for replying to us. Your doing a great job! Regards from the North of Norway :-)

AaronSOLDIER 07 July, 2010 @ 13:44

Any news some Square Enix games for PS1/PSP? Thanks.

TheSabreman 07 July, 2010 @ 13:45

Alien Breed: Impact – Two Player Co-Op Trailer – PS3 owners need to watch this vid !

dont like this waiting game why does psn need to be last for everything !!!!


nice update Mike :)

MW2 DLC and After Burner Climax for me this week

WrestleBlog 07 July, 2010 @ 13:48

Fab update today, I must say! Will be getting After Burner Climax, no doubt about that. Glad to see a trial for Monkey Island II, the lack of a trial for the original has thus far pervented my investment as many moons have passed since I played it on PC way back when and don’t trust my judgement from memory. Glad the Marvel costumes are up already for LBP, shame it’s pack 1 would have liked them all, but at least I don’t have to dig out the disc now thanks to PS+ and the free digital copy.


Why no discounts for PSN+ euro subscribers ?? Why US PSN+ subscribers get what seems the better PSN+ service thus far ? i will keep my eye on the US PSN+ content for the whole year i’ve subscribed & if they did get a better PSN+ service than us in europe then i wont be renewing my subscription.

Desperate_Gamer 07 July, 2010 @ 13:51

It’s a nice update. I’m interested in getting Monkey Island

However, I would like to ask you if you could give us just the slightest of hints whether we should give up hope on getting Silent Hill: Shattered Memories on the store. PSPGo! owners are quite unhappy by this delay. Please?


I don’t think we’ll see Silent Hill: Shattered Memories on the store to be honest, I’ve asked and the signs didn’t seem good.


An outstanding update Mike! Do you know if playstation plus subscribers will get a little plus next to their names here on the blog, like they do on the PS3?

And by the way, from what I can tell from your tweets, Ross wouldn’t have a chance in the ring with you!


That’s a good question…let me ask the blog team.

I wouldn’t want to hurt Ross anyway, I don’t want to rule my team through fear, it’s love all the way (catch more flies with honey and all that) :D

cybertaylor4 07 July, 2010 @ 13:53

whens spyro 2 re-released

The_Dark_Energy 07 July, 2010 @ 13:54

Not a bad update Mike and Co, I’m not after anything in particular. I’ll be expecting a surge around 3:30 with all the kids buying the Modern Warfare 2 Map Pack


Resurgence pack, that’s all I needed to know.


Mike, keep nagging them guys to bring us more PS1 classics will ya ;)

imajinetion 07 July, 2010 @ 13:57

Mike, Will we be seeing Deathspank next week?

Wow, you can feel the disapointment of the plus customers (who didn´t read the information very good).

The update is once a month and it´s not much. Thats why I didn´t buy it!

sympozium_666 07 July, 2010 @ 13:58

I don’t know which PSP game to download its either time to buy Fate/unlimited or Fifa 09 as I need a football on the go.

I also have the ultimate question any plans for a downloadable version of PES. Yes its up to Konami but they don’t realise that PES is the greatest football game on portable systems.

I feel cheated….


I don’t think it will be released to be honest, I don’t know of any plans.


I Can’t see any of this update in my store….When store REALY Updated? What Time in GMT?


The store will be updated at 3.00pm (GMT)

imajinetion 07 July, 2010 @ 14:02

Also, when is Earthworm Jim HD coming?

LittleBigPlanet – Marvel Level Kit

SWEET! ! ! :P

TheMarvel1985 07 July, 2010 @ 14:06

Hi Mike,

Just wondering if you have any info regaring the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 DLC re-release?

I heard it was going to be available this week.

Keep up the good work!


We’re going to find out what the score is, and hopefully get this sorted asap.



Hi again Mike, I refer to my previous post (11) asking about Trinity Universe DLC, this has also been asked by another person. So any word on a release date over here.


I did answer earlier (maybe not to you, but to somebody). There is DLC coming soonish.


Hello Mike, are there anymore third party avatars in the pipeline?


Ah cheers for Trinity Univers info.


Any word on weather Monkey Island 3 and 4 are getting remakes?


No “Kane and Lynch 2” demo that the 360 got LAST WEEK?! Typical really. SONY bring their store update forward by a day to put it in line with the 360, and what do Microsoft do? Bring everything further forward by a WEEK! The Harry Potter Lego demo came out a week earlier on the 360, Kane and Lynch 2…..looking to be at least two weeks earlier, Blacklight…..who knows when the PS3 will get it. You see the pattern? You guys must be tired, having to always play “catch up” with Microsoft.

With Crackdown 2 out on Friday, drawing me back to the 360…..I doubt I’ll return to the PS3 until an exclusive comes along. So I guess I’ll be back in the new year.


shame you can’t get new stuff for ps plus each week. feels like you don’t get much in a way as it comes all at the start of a month


also, when is warriors street brawl arriving? im sure xbl has it.


Any news on castle crashers Mike? The devs claim its in your hands now and they just waiting for the all clear for store release.


I’m sure there will be some news on this in the coming weeks…


hi mike

cool update, nechance you could post the size of games on the store like the us do as my HDD is close to full and only find out the file size after purchase.

neway 3pm needs 2 hurry up so i can get my new mw2 maps and monkey island 2



It’s literally just the time it takes to put these updates together that stops me adding the filesizes. I’d have to download everything and get the info from the download list, which takes a while.

Also, get yourself a bigger HDD, I got a 500GB HDD for £60 the other week and installed it fairly easily – so much space now, it’s awesome! ;)



Where is the new PAIN character that wa sreleased last week in the US?


Let’s just say as a PSN+ costumer I hope for SCEE and the future of PSN+ that they have some good stuff in store for us.

I wouldnt mess with the hand that feeds em all.


Good update,getting Leliana´s Song and ´Monkey`.

Oh Mike,since the Mass Effect IP is now owned by EA could you indulge us Sci-fi lovers by creating buzz about it at the Sony´s HQ? The demand for the series from the PS3 crowd is there,EA just needs to know better.

You´d become my number one hero!

devilwithoutfear 07 July, 2010 @ 14:19

Tarzan (PSone) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
that would have been nice but the game is not even in our store!!

LAWTON-1981 07 July, 2010 @ 14:21

Bloody hell finally a half decent update!!! Hey Mike how come not only me keeping on for weeks about it…but im starting to notice a strange pattern emerging…everytime someone mentions the elusive God of War 3 Download Content YOU ALWAYS AVOID THEM!!?? its a Sony owned game surely it isnt hard to get info on??????


There’s just nothing to say I’m afraid.


how about adding resident evil for europe??

more then 6 months people are waiting

its not that hard to get resident evil series on psn europe!


Surely it must be hard if it’s not available yet? We have responded to this query a number of times now, there are legal issues with this as the rights have passed hands.

I know it’s frustrating, I really want to see them on the store too, but if we can get them, we absolutely will do! :)

Mike, I know you were just about to mention that the Marvel Level kit for LBP contains…

4 Levels
155 Stickers
3 music tracks
5 objects
6 materials
12 decorations
and 1 Level Background

… so I thought I’d save you the typing ;-)

p.s. Never mind Monkey Island remakes, when are we getting a Day of the Tentacle remake?


May I refer you back to my response to comment 60, I did copy the description text from MM’s site ;)

A Day of the Tentacle remake would be very cool indeed :)

FreeLanZerDK 07 July, 2010 @ 14:22

Anyone know how long it taes before the store is updated after the blog article is posted?


Thanks For answering Mike!

andieedwards 07 July, 2010 @ 14:24

HI Ive Bought Ps3 Plus But Will Their ever Be Cross Game Chat Or Change Your Id ??? :)


Never mind Superhero costumes for LBP. I want G1 Transformers costumes.
Will there be a Monkey Island Bundle (Tales,Secret 1 & 2) in near future?


oh yeah.thanks for the details mike.i was dying for what time the resurgance map pack comes out.Oh well its at i come.

Looks like Europe is screwed again. We have to pay more for PS+ and we got less… much less descounts and 3 less avatars :( Thanks SCEE…


Not a bad update this week :)


Great, the one week I’m really looking forward to downloading something (the Patapon 3 demo) and it’s on the same week as the potential server blowing MW2 pack :P


Hopefully I can grab the demo when I get home :P. I was hoping to get online tonight and get more drumming in :)


WOW. US members get more for their PS+ subscription. Even IF it is only for July I don’t understand why EU PS+ subscribers are getting less for the same money? I really love my PS3. Me and my friends wanted to subscribe this month but now I am happy I have waited. I will convince my friends to hold on with their subscription too because this is just ridiculous!
Please, same discount and giveaways for everyone. Or at least US/EU.

imajinetion 07 July, 2010 @ 14:31

I think the blog prohibited my last post because it was a swearword or something, anyway:

Is D E A T H S P A N K coming next week?


@ Mike,

Thanks for trying to answer my question.
I know some games are country specific, but in this case it’s no import. It’s a locally bought Buzz Quiz TV Special Edition, with Dutch box art. However the game itself can be played in English, which I prefer.
I know from previous Buzz add-on packs, that they were Dutch ONLY when added to the Dutch PSN-Store. I would like to know for sure if this issue has been resolved.

Also, if the Quiz Pack from the UK / IE PSN-store is not compatible with my Buzz edition, then please pass the issue along to whomever it concerns. Perhaps it would be possible to add English versions to the other localised version in the PSN-stores.


I don’t think the recent packs are any different to previous releases to be honest, though I will try and find out now.

Ah and no Qoore or anything like that… Please SCEE give us the same amount of content USA gets…

danielmccue 07 July, 2010 @ 14:33

is that all of the little big planet ds costumes? wasnt there more of them like wolverine coming out or are the coming in a seperate pack?


There are three more packs to come ;)

Will there ever be any more free avatars?

JordanBlack68 07 July, 2010 @ 14:34

Qore is Sony, FirstPlay is FuturePublishing. so it’s kinda hard to include it with PS+.

Someone should start a petition to get better content on EU PSN.

@45 Kotatsu2000 – Persona 3 Portable & Disgaea Infinite was US only release. They don’t have any intention of releasing across in the EU. I’m just glad I’ve got a PSP-2000 and it’s region free. Sucks for you PSPGo owners though.

do all PS stores upate on 3 PM or only the UK ones


All of them will be publishing at the same time.

Darlo-Richie 07 July, 2010 @ 14:37

I’ve asked for the last few weeks, but, any information about the Tomb Raider Classics? Surely Square-Enix must have told you something by now?!

Thanks for Monkey Island 2 though! :)


I really don’t know, until they come back to us and say issues are resolved and they’re going to release them, we’re not getting involved ;)

JordanBlack68: Yeah I know, they could give as something instead… like 2 more themes or avatars. Now we have less avatarsm less discounts and no Qoore/anything similar)


There are 20 Marvel costumes coming in total.

Five per week for the whole of this month.

I kinda dont understand why not everyone could get Qore? It’s made by Sony aint it?

And it’s just reviews and news about games and some movies. What is the problem SCEE?

Did this update return the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 DLC to the store?

clint_westwood 07 July, 2010 @ 14:43

loving PS+, sold my LBP hard copy and downloaded it from the store yay!! PS+ is well worth it lads………get in!!

JordanBlack68 07 July, 2010 @ 14:43

Ultemo, I agree, Some extra avatars/themes would be nice!


What the hell is wrong with EA/Bioware. £5.49 for DA:0 DLC. Didn’t they learn to not rip people off after the awakening rip off.

Its about 2hours long!!

Have a word SCEE its loads cheaper in the US. $6.99 = £4.70. £5.49 = $8.33. That’s 15% more in EU than the states.

There’s no excuse

Not Happy yet again at EA’s attitude towards the EU region and pricing.