‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update (13th October 2010)

'Heads-Up' Game Store Update (13th October 2010)

If you have any heart at all, then you will have spent the last few months giddy with excitement over the coming release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. I know he’s hurt us all in the past, but now we can officially move on, because this new game hurtles us straight back into the old-school action you know and love.

If you did not play the Sonic games back in the day on a Master System or Mega Drive then you won’t have the same fuzzy nostalgic feeling that I (and many others) have, but I played this new version to completion the other day and it was everything I wanted. If you’ve never played a Sonic game before, then prepare yourself for…well, I’ll just let the mighty blue one speak for himself.

That’s not all this week though, EA release the animated comic/meta game/mini games/unlock mechanism that is Dead Space Ignition. This is a glimpse into the world between the two main games, and you’ll receive unlockable content for use in Dead Space 2 when it releases.

Continuing the sci-fi theme, The Force Unleashed 2 is now available in demo form, so you can practice your lightsaber and force skills on pretty much everything you’ll see. So you can fling, push, smash and combo to your hearts content!

Petrolheads are catered for with a host of DLC for Split/Second, WRC (World Rally Championship) and Moto GP 10. As for the rest, surely I don’t need to mention this anymore…but the full list is below.


PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Special Offers

(Offer prices available until the 27th of October)

  • Topatoi: The Great Tree Story (was – £4.79/€5.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)
  • Topatoi Bundle (Contains full game, Pillar of Skies and Arcade Style Packs) (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99)
  • Blue Toad Murder Files – Episodes 4-6 (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £4.99/€6.19)
  • Smash Cars – Virus Run (was – £2.39/€2.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)
  • Hyperballoid – Original World Pack (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £1.25/€1.59)
  • Metal Gear Solid – Portable Ops (PSP) (was – £8.79/€10.99 now – £5.19/€6.59)
  • Disney’s Tarzan (PSone) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)

Permanent Price Reductions

  • Section 8 (was – £19.99/€24.99 now – £9.99/€12.99)
  • Blade Kitten (was – £9.99/€12.99 now – £7.19/€8.99)
  • Half Minute Hero (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)
  • R-Type Tactics (PSP) (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)

PlayStation Plus

  • Full Game Trial Hustle Kings
  • Game Add-ons Fallout 3 Packs – Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta and Operation Anchorage
  • Theme Killzone 3 Beta (goes live at 8pm in the UK, 9pm CET and 6am tomorrow in Sydney, Australia)

Downloadable Games (PS3)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games – Trial and Unlock (PS3)

  • Dead Space Ignition (Trial free, Unlock Key £3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales (Germany has billable version only)

Downloadable Games (PSP)

  • Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Predator (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

PSP Essentials

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: Only available in Croatia, France, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and UK

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales except India

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • Crime Spree (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: Not available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland

Demos (PS3)

  • Star Wars The Force Unleashed II Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales except Germany

  • Dragon Ball Raging Blast 2 Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Sky Fighter Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • Legend of the Guardians Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and UAE

Demos (PSP)

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: Additional for Poland

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Dead Rising 2 – Skills Pack Psycho (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales except Germany

  • Red Dead Redemption – Hunting & Trading Outfits Pack (free) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All locales

  • Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2
    • Cold War Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
    • MIG Alley Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Split/Second – Survival at the Rock Pack (£5.49/€6.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All locales

  • WRC – Group B Cars (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

  • Moto GP 10 – Twin Track Pack (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • PAIN – Alpine Ski Slope (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

  • EyePet
    • Halloween Styling Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
    • Soccer Fan Styling Pack (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band
    • Are You Experienced: Rock Band Edition (Album) (£9.99/€14.99) (contains all the tracks listed below)
    • ‘3rd Stone From the Sun’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Fire (Live)’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Foxy Lady’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Hey Joe (Live)’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Highway Chile’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Love or Confusion’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Manic Depression’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘May This Be Love’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Purple Haze’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Stone Free’ (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘The Wind Cries Mary’ (£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
    • ‘America Underwater’ by LoveHateHero (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Death Metal Guys’ by Reverend Horton Heat (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Incubus’ by Amberian Dawn (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘No One’s Gonna Love You’ by Band of Horses (£0.99/€1.49)
    • ‘Parhelia’ by Heaven Ablaze (£0.59/€0.79)

Rating: PEGI 12

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

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

  • LittleBigPlanet – Uncharted Costume (£0.79/€0.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All locales

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 028 (£0.99/€1.20)

Availability: Ireland and UK only

Avatars (PS3)

  • Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype
    • Cyclops (£.40/€0.49)
    • EDF Marine (£.40/€0.49)
    • Nyx (£.40/€0.49)
    • Vielkopf (£.40/€0.49)
  • EyePet
    • Logo (£.20/€0.25)
    • Pet Shocked (£.20/€0.25)
    • Police Pet (£.20/€0.25)
    • Pet Face Icon Blue (£.20/€0.25)
    • Pet Stretch (£.20/€0.25)

Premium Themes (PS3)

  • Disruptive
    • Aquarium (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Soaring Toasters (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Von Chrono
    • Liquid (£1.19/€1.49)

Themes (PS3)

  • Premier Manager Generic Theme 1 (free)
  • Sky Fighter Theme (free)

Videos (PS3)

  • Asura’s Wrath Announcement Trailer
1 Author replies
JordanBlack68 13 October, 2010 @ 13:00

Sweet :D!

Thank’s can’t wait for 8pm

Nice update. The big one for me is Star Wars!

Hey Mike, do you know if the missing content in the Portuguese Plus section (namely one mini and some other stuff) will be added when the store updates today?


Are any of the Demos Move compatible??


Not as far as I’m aware, I would have mentioned it if they were ;)

Isn’t there a demo / trial&unlock for Sonic?

I thought the US store had something like that.


No demo, full game only.

Please Mike – chinatown wars price drop, any news at all from Take 2/Rockstar, whoever?


It was discounted back in March (when we ran the PSP Favourites campaign for two weeks), and there are no plans to reduce it again at present.

almighty-slayer 13 October, 2010 @ 13:03

Played the Sonic demo last night, i was severely disappointed. Will not be buying :(

Looks like nothing to download for me apart from the Killzone theme tonight, and FirstPlay :)


Why were you disappointed? I thought it was a return to form for the spiky blue one.


Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

only i dont have endlass £ right now :(


No demo for Sonic 4?




Just want ask where has the Rock Band track “Miss Murder” by AFI gone? can’t find it in either In-game store, playstation store or by search functin?
Also if I have futher questions about missing content of the store, where should I turn to instead of bothering you on the blog?


I wasn’t aware it was missing, and it’s not supposed to have been removed. I’m not in the office at the moment (nursing a sprained ankle at home) but will check when I’m back in.

There isn’t really another place to ask, so it’s no bother for you to mention it to myself or Ross in the Wednesday store post :)

Blade kitten discounted already :|

amused I am not :|

i’ll be grabbing sonic 4 later. no demo for it mike?

Guys, any news about expanding PS Store to other europen countries such as Slovakia? We still don§t have PS Store and there is many gamers here who wants to buy stuff from PS Store, but they can not. Is there a reason, why we can not have PS Store in Slovakia?


We are going to be adding more stores in due course, we in fact launched to four new locales just over a month ago, so be assured we’re always looking for more additions.


Where’s the Sonic 4 trial that America got I really wanted to try it first?

oh any news about bloody Roar mike?

kingkrunch456 13 October, 2010 @ 13:04

Nothing for me here, I’m afraid. Also, where are the ps1 classics? Have you officially abandoned them or what?


They haven’t been abandoned, for SCEE published ones we’re doing all we can to ensure we can release more, and we’re just waiting on more from the other publishers (passing QA). There are more coming, we have not abandoned them! ;)

Great Psn+ Update Thnx guys Finally

Triforce-1976 13 October, 2010 @ 13:05

This is indeed a great store update. Keep them coming like this one :)


Where’s the price drop for Fate Unlimited Codes that the US got last night? Was hoping to get it for around £15. :(

-Comes into thread

-Looks around

-Doesn’t see Kingdom Hearts

-Starts swearing profusely

-Leaves dejectedly, imagine this pose;


But with my pspGo in said bin. :(


So just to clarify…

The Fallout 3 PS+ DLC, after your PS+ subscription ends, the DLC will be locked til you re-subscribe right? or is it yours forever?


omg what a awfull update but hell what do we expect from sony europe
no ps1 games at all for more than a month
no castle crashers probably gonna take about 2 months if not longer
still no blade kitten for my country
still no japanese ps1 import games
no psp games like persona 3 portable or the final fantasy games
it’s so great 2 know that sony really doesen’t care about europe and we get nothing exclusive

Sonic 4 and Force Unleashed 2 for me!”!

Star Wars Demo for me.
I hated the first TFU (combat system, story and characters…) but I give a chance to this one.

And I cross the fingers for Castle Crashers next week (Mike, if you have any clu.. I’m here! :D)

Good Update Mike, Thank You.

I’m a little fuzzy on Addons/DLC included as part of PS+, could you check your extensive knowledge base and confirm that the FO3 DLC will remain usable after a PS+ subscription expires?

I know you know everything so this should be a minor task for you.

*see how I buttered you up to get a response. I like how that works* :)



Haha, no need to butter me up ;)

I’ll have to check and get back to you later on, I don’t want to speculate as I really don’t know.

Any updates on CastleCrashers? & what about the PS3 protection plan.


I haven’t had an update since last week, but we’re hopeful it won’t be long now!

obiadekanobi1980 13 October, 2010 @ 13:07

Hd the demo off my jap account its awsome proper old school sonic but its really shiny and new good job sonic team the only thing is id rather buy the whole game as i wonder how much this is going to cost for every epidode….. alot methinks….but ill buy it anyway cos the sonicsan is back

excellent !

DLC is yours forever, Carl! :D


See someone here knows something (thanks V_Ben) ;)

The main thing seems to be the Star Wars demo this week.

Need to get another PSN card then! :)

When is Cladun coming?

Too bad there is no trial for Sonic… The game is a tad expensive so I’ll wait till he price drops or when (if?) a bundle comes out with all episodes.

Anyway, next week Costume Quest Mike? Please say yes. Or wink :D

Cheaper Half Minute Hero is good to see, although I already have it. Other than that, another slim update for PSP owners.

Mike, any chance you can flip the switch early and put Sonic 4 on the store nowwwwwwwwwwww! pretty please? :p


I feared this would be a slow update for PSP owners when Who’s That Flying?! was delayed (I suppose those who like a bit of Tom Clancy have other ideas).

Any chance you could ask Atlus if there’s a possibility to release Yggdra Union here? It’s all I’ll ask today :)

ChemicalBacon90 13 October, 2010 @ 13:10

Hi Mike.

Is there anything in the pipeline about possible discount/special offers for the 2 GTA:IV episodes (TLAD & BOGT)?

Thank you.


Getting Sonic 4.

But I’m still dissapointed with the Phantasy Star Portable 2 price difference (19L is NOT 34€), and the lack of PSP games this week doesn’t help.


When does the store update?

almighty-slayer 13 October, 2010 @ 13:11

No sonic demo?

US Store has one everyone :D

Shou_Kobayashi 13 October, 2010 @ 13:11

Hello Mike,

can you help me with Dead Space Ignition. Will we also unlock the costume, like the US version?


As fas as I’m aware everyone gets the same thing.


Wow £9.99 per episode for sonic4 is waayyy too expensive, pretty bad update this week! Thankfully KZ3 beta has not let this update become REALLY bad!

here is the biggest question off em all is sony ever planning 2 release any games in europe

addyjones1234 13 October, 2010 @ 13:12

Nice Mr Mike.

Are you trying to bankrupt me? Too much to buy :P

Give SEGA a nudge for a Sonic 4 demo please ;)

madjock-UK_SCO 13 October, 2010 @ 13:12

Good update: DS: Ignition (Does anyone know when GAME will send out the code for pre-orders), I’ll also be getting SWFU:2 demo and be part of the KZ3 rush tonight at 20.00 (If I can get connected) :)

Would be nice to see castle crashers after the demo from the US store impressed me


any chance of seeing Alundra or ARC on the EU store soon?

apart from that no new PS1 titles again :(

best update mike can you tell me if we will be getting the case 0 dlc for dead rising 2 that the rubbish box i meen xbox has now


I’m yet to hear anything on this, my initial understanding was this was exclusive for 360…whether that’s timed, or permanent, I am unsure.

Hi mike
What about a new category on PSS “US PSone import” in which we could find xenogears, chrono cross, parasite eve 1 and others ? Good idea, no ? ;)

yey the costume packs for RDR:D Although I think my PS3 may be on the way out after an incident yesterday :(

I hate to be that guy who says “How come you didn’t answer my question?!!1!one!” but seriously, there is one free game (Yeti Sports) missing from the Portuguese PlayStation Plus and I would like to see this sorted out as soon as possible. I demand equality across all SCEE regions!

I was equally ignored when I posted this on yesterday’s Plus update post.


It was not originally released in Portugal, so I’m not sure what’s happening. Plus content was always intended to be anything that was released to all locales, so in this case I’d have to check with the Plus team when I can.

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