‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update (8th September 2010)

PlayStation Store

It feels like its been an age since I last posted a store update, so I’m very glad to be back… although I may not be by the end of the day if you don’t play nicely this week ;-)

I forget how this works… this is a forum for anger management? Is that right?

Of course I jest.  Please forgive me in my attempts at cracking wise.

So, onto the matter at hand: telling you folks what content we have this week.  This week for you PS3 owners we have two full games available. The classic franchise Worms returns, with more madcap action. Who honestly would have thought all those years ago that a turn-based game featuring worms and a huge collection of insane weaponry would have captured our imaginations so completely? I have lost many, many hours through the years on various Worms titles, and now I’m so pleased to be able to the same all over again with Worms 2: Armageddon.

The second full title available takes you to the DANGERZONE (the Kenny Loggins track is my favourite karaoke tune, which you can also find the awesome video on VidZone too)! I couldn’t resist, sorry. Play as Maverick and take to the skies in this new Top Gun adventure. The only thing this game is missing is mini-games featuring semi-naked volleyball and locker-room towel flicking antics, but the arcade flight action I’m sure will suffice!

There’s also new content for Mafia II, Dragon Age: Origins and more besides.  I’m not being lazy, but you know there’s a list of it all below… so what are waiting for, go and read it.

I’ll be around in the comments, though whether I respond to you or not is another matter (those that read here often enough know this is a joke; I’ll always answer what I can… within reason).

That’s your lot. Off you pop.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Available until the 15th of September)

  • Aqua Panic! HD (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Bejeweled 2 (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)
  • Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Resident Evil 5: Untold Stories Bundle (was – £10.49/€11.25 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Aqua Panic! PSP (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.99/€5.99)
  • Spinout (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99)
  • Skate Park City (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Monsters (Probably) Stole my Princess! (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £1.99/€2.49)
  • Hero of Sparta (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £0.99/€1.19)

Permanent Price Reductions

  • NormalTanks (was – £3.49/€3.99 now – £2.49/€2.99)

Trial and Unlock (PS3)

  • Worms 2: Armageddon (Free trial and £11.99/€14.99 to unlock) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Top Gun (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

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

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • Flying Hamster (£5.99/€6.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

Demos (PS3)

  • Quantum Theory Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: Not available in Australia, Germany and New Zealand

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Mafia II – Jimmy’s Vendetta (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, Poland or Russia

  • Dragon Age: Origins – Witch Hunt (£5.49/€6.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • Transformers: War For Cybertron – Characters And Maps Pack 2 (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Planet Minigolf – Castle Ruins (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

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

Availability: Ireland and UK only


  • A-Ha Song Pack (£4.49/€6.99)
  • Clubland Song Pack (£4.49/€6.99)
  • Depeche Mode 2 Song Pack (£4.49/€6.99)

Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

Rock Band

  • ‘Beautiful’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Drop it Like it’s Hot’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Ridin’ in My Chevy’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Sensual Seduction’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Snoop’s Upside Ya Head’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Tha Shiznit’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Who Am I (What’s My Name)’ by Snoop Dogg (£0.99/€1.49)

Rating: PEGI 12

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

Rock Band Network

  • ‘Bleed’ by Meshuggah (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Dr Doom’ by The Acacia Strain (£0.59/€0.79)
  • ‘Valkyries’ by Amberian Dawn (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘Wake Up’ by Me Talk Pretty (£0.99/€1.49)
  • ‘We Are The One’ by Anti Flag (£0.59/€0.79)

Rating: PEGI 12

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

Guitar Hero 5

  • Rock 1 Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49) (contains the following tracks which are also available separately)
  • ‘Blue Monday’ by Orgy (£1.59/€1.99)
  • ‘Epic’ by Faith No More (£1.59/€1.99)
  • ‘I Stand Alone’ by Godsmack (£1.59/€1.99)
  • ‘Last Resort’ by Papa Roach (£1.59/€1.99)
  • ‘Nookie’ by Limp Bizkit (£1.59/€1.99)
  • ‘The Dope Show’ by Marilyn Manson (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 12

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

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 023 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Videos (PS3)

  • Brink Developer Diary #5
  • Dragon Age: Origins Witch Hunt Trailer
  • Yakuza 4 Can you survive Yakuza 4 Video
  • Ace Combat Assault Horizon Gamescom Trailer
  • SingStar The Locnville Story

Premium Themes (PS3)

  • (Shank Blood Red Theme (£0.79/€0.99)
  • (Disruptive) Coruscant (£1.49/€1.99)
  • (Disruptive) Mechatron (£1.19/€1.49)
  • (Von Chrono) Gaze (£1.19/€1.49)
  • (Von Chrono) Road Kill (£1.19/€1.49)
  • (Von Chrono) Zombies on TV (£1.19/€1.49)

Avatars (PS3)


  • Cowgirl Pet (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Pet Drawing (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Pirate Pet (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Pet Face Icon (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Pet Hatching (£0.20/€0.25)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Singstar The Locnville Story
3 Author replies

Not so good for PSP owners :(

I know, quiet on the PSP front this week :(

Good to see Worms 2. Decent update. Any PS one classics on the horizon? Like Croc or Spyro?

I’m not aware of anything PSone related in terms of specific dates, but there must be more coming…right? Surely? ;)


Will it be 3pm this time, not late like last week :P

I wasn’t here last week, so am blissfully unaware that the store update was later than usual ;)

Mike, anything new about the status of Castle Crashers? Next week maybe?

Respond please. :(

Is it wrong that whenever I read the words ‘respond please’ I don’t want to…maybe it’s because it feels like an order ;)

Castle Crashers will not be here next week…but should be here very soon after that! Not long, promise.

What time does the store update today?

It should be around 3pm (UK time).

Nothing for the PSP owners like me. Win some, lose some, as the saying goes. I’m sure there will be something in the coming weeks.

Can I make a couple of suggestions for content: How about both Digimon World games, Medal of Honor, Spider-Man games and the other four Tomb Raider games for PSOne classics, and also could you have Spider-Man 3 for the PSP?

Emm…Ummhhh…. Where are the PSP games? One more time a clear message for PSPGo users. I am just tired of waitng for nothing

I’m afraid there was nothing sdubmitted for release this week…not much I can do about that I’m afraid. I certainly would LOVE to see content every week though!

I can’t imagine high-street retailers chase publishers for content if it’s a quiet week either though ;)

what happened to more street fighter avatars ross said some were due this week ? i think theres enough eyepet 1s lol

What’s the poop on Castle Crashers & Spyro coming to us EU lot?

There better not be any poop on those titles…ooohuh o_O

Witch Hunt!

Ahmedz_LOLZaMan 08 September, 2010 @ 13:05

Any info on when Tekken 3 and Spyro 2 are coming to the store?


Nothing to report at the moment I’m afraid.

Welcome back Mike! :D

So, Flying Hamster for me this week!

Ahhh, No castle crashers! where is it? no disrespect but its so annoying having to wait when the US store have had it already for a week!

Any Info would be appreciated! :)

Oh well Quantum Theory should keep my entertained…


Not this week, not next week, but soon after. I just want to make sure it’s through QA and everything is ready before giving a date.

i thought ross said more street fighter avatars were due today?

i’ll DL the Quantum Theory demo bout it.

Got Birth by sleep to keep me busy :D


So that’s what Ross does in my absence is it…lie to you all? Shame on him.

There is another batch coming very soon.

when is dead nation being released


Good question, I don’t have a specific date to share though, I have to leave that for the Product Manager/Dev team to announce.

Castle crashers?
and are we getting lara croft the same time as the yanks?


Castle Crashers soon (I’m going to write that loads today i can tell).

I don’t know when the US release date is, but it should be the same for both stores…and not too long now either.

Regards to avatars, why not do a “PlayStation History Pack” or something along those lines, where the avatars would be old icons from the PS1/PS2 days such as, the PS logo, a PS1, a PS2, MGS avatars, Crash Bandicoot avatars etc. Would be very cool!

Any news on any of the Lego series for PSP? Lego harry Potter for example?


no Castle Crashers :(

and top gun is not avalaible in Belgium :(

very weak update :(

Poor PSP. R.I.P.


Hi Mike good to have you back. Any news on Castle Crashers and TerRover? Thanks


Thanks…it may be too early for me to say it’s good to be back, we’ll see how the afternoon goes :D

Both games will be coming soonish (we’re talking weeks rather than months), I don’t want to jinx the releases by giving dates until I’m 100% sure of them.

Nice update, would have liked to have seen a trial for Top Gun though :S I have some money on PS Store to burn, might get worms, always a fun game.


Worms is ALWAYS good value for money. I love those lil’ guys!

I’ll get Worms, Mafia 2 DLC, and the Planet Minigolf DLC (maybe some videos)…. So will the update be around 3 again(4 for me)???

@ Mike kebby

your quote forget how this works… this is a forum for anger management? Is that right?

hehe shall we not start it becuase i bet there are alot of people who not happy yet, but you know…

still waiting on dead nation beta, but i think thats dead hope.



I always get to take any frustration out in the boxing ring on a Wednesday evening, so that’s my anger management right there ;)


Sooo just a MINI for PSP owners????


But not just any mini…it’s a truly AWESOME mini!





Any news about release date and price of Echochrome 2 and Tumble?


Tumble will be here next week, Echochrome ii will be later in the year.

Still no Super Street Figher 4 AKUMA Avatar?


It’s coming, I saw the submission the other day.

Another bad week for PSP Go owners.


Mike, do you know if eyePet and new Invizimals game on the PSP will be available on the store when it’s released? If it is will the adapter for the PSP Go be released as well so we can connect the Go Cam to it to play EyePet or Invizimals?


They should be yes, all Sony published PSP games have made it onto the store, and the most recent ones have been on the same day as the UMD versions too.

Can’t wait to get Top Gun. I’ve been waiting [im]patiently for it for a while. Should keep me entertained ’till HAWX 2 comes in the post (hopefully) :)

#18 not quite dead yet! Kingdom Hearts BBS popped through my letterbox earlier :p

Hi Mike, any chance you could ask James Thorpe to answer a few questions in either plus thread rather than 3 ‘glad you like it’ replies on the front page and silence. Sorry to bring it up in here… I appreciate the job you do, pity your colleagues aren’t so forthcoming with talking to your paying customers


I’ll give him a nudge, he’s been running around all day, so I presume he’s a tad busy…but when he gets the chance he’s always happy to sit down and make loads of responses.

HEY Mike plz reply do you have a date for magic the gathering duels of the plainswalker?


I met the guys doing this the other week…I’m really excited about this game.

It’s early days yet to be sharing a release date, as it’s still got to go through QA etc, but it is coming, and shouldn’t be too long.

when will we be seeing the HEAVY RAIN DLC. that was promised


The team have been concentrating on the Move edition, to be honest I don’t know what’s going on with DLC.

Oh cool, Top Gun…can’t wait to downlo….. Wait, not available in Aus? Damn, I hate it when that happens. :(

Is it too early to ask for an ETA?


Also any news on Free Realms or has it been canned?

Quantum Theory – thanks sony!

I think PSP’s deliberately quiet this week as Kingdom Hearts wants to shine at retail :P.

Oh well, I’ll take a beer drinking flying hamster this week. The fact that I have to buy something I’ve wanted for ages makes this a poor update – for my wallet!

The EU special offers selection is very poor.

Last week whoever did the store update said we would definitely be getting more Street Fighter avatars for this week. I’m glad it wasn’t just a false promise.. oh wait.


As a PSPGO owner – NIGHTMARE!!!
I was going to buy VC 2 anyway.
Is this a sign that the PSP 2 is on its way?

No PSP games? Wasn’t KH:Birth by Sleep supposed to be released this week? Not even a mention?

And don’t tell me Disney, after released lots of commercial PSone and PSP games in the store, doesn’t like digital distribution.

HI MIKE,top gun not in portugal?i have to watch the movie again.at least has kelly mcgillis :) i want to pre order the god of war ghost of sparta to have the exclusive dlc but i cant find it selling in europe,only in u.s. HELP PLEASE? :) im plus but in my avatar doesnt show the sign,can you tell me why?keep up the good work…

Nothing for me this week; the wait for DeathSpank 2 is torturing me !

Mafia II – Jimmy’s Vendetta (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Not available in Czech Republic, POLAND or Russia

Why is not available in Poland? I understand that maybe it’s not compatible with Polish version, but I have Collector’s Edition in English (same version like in other countries), which is officialy available in Poland, and now I need to buy PSN Card on eBay.co.uk and buy this DLC on UK Store, because even my credit card is not working in this store :(

Mike: “I can’t imagine high-street retailers chase publishers for content if it’s a quiet week either though”

But I bought a PSPGo with the promise that the most of PSP games already published will be released in digital format. I’m still waiting the miracle.


If I could, I’d get every PSP physical title and put it onto the store myself, but unfortunately it’s not as easy as that. It does frustrate me too :(

And I want to report false advertesing, at a E3 trailer KH:Birth by Sleep was shown on a PSPgo. And now everybody is saying that it won’t be released for Go.


I’m trying to find out what the deal is with this title…I want to see it on the store too!!

Nobody has said it isn’t coming though.

Hmmm, what new release to download this week to my PSP…

Who do we write to ? Who do we beg ? Who do we bribe ? Who do we offer our grandmothers cookies to ?


Flying Hamster!


Hi Mike,

Where is the new DLC for Borderlands? I thought it was out today?



Not out today…though not too long to wait.


Hey Mike, any chance of the WRC game that was released for the PSP back in 2005 making its way onto the Playstation Store?

Thanks in advance.

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