‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 22nd June 2011


Hello everyone – Wednesday comes once more and once more we provide you with a hearty stew of gaming goodness.

Speed freak will be happy this week, as not only do we have a Sonic Generations demo for you, (although you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to snag it) but also the full Blu-Ray release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit explodes onto the Store for digital download.

Speaking of Sonic, the blue one celebrates his 20th Anniversary tomorrow and to celebrate our pals at SEGA are bringing you a great deal on Sonic content with the 20th Anniversary bundle – Sonic, Sonic 2, Sonic 4 Episode 1, Sonic Adventure (and DX add-on), and the Sonic 4 dynamic theme are all available at a reduced bundle price for only 20 days, so if you’re a lover of the speedy little hedgehog then nab it while you can.

Heaps of DLC this week, including content for big hitters like LA Noire, Mortal Kombat and LBP2 in the mix – check below for the full list.

You’ll be hearing more from me on Friday this week, so I’ll see you then.

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Full Games (PS3)

  • Akimi Village (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (£23.99/€29.99) Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary Bundle (£13.99/€17.99) Available from 23rd June Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales

Episodes (PS3)

  • Back to the Future: Episode 4 (free with Season Pass) Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

Full Games (PSP)

  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (£31.99/€39.99) Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: Only available in Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom

Demos (PS3)

  • Dungeon Siege III Demo Rating: PEGI 16
    Availability: All locales
  • Sonic Generations 20th Anniversary Demo Available from 23rd June Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • American McGee’s Alice™ (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 16 (You need a copy of Alice: Madness Returns to play this content).
    Availability: Not available in Austria, Denmark, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain and United Arab Emirates
  • Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2011 – Gold Deck Bundle (7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales
  • LA Noire – Nicolson Electroplating Arson Case (3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: All locales
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – Shadow Battle 10 (£0.79/€0.99) Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales
  • EyePet Move – Lucky Dip Styling Pack: Animals 3 (free) Rating: PEGI 3
    Availability: All locales
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River – Valley of Death (£5.19/€6.59)Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: All locales
  • RUSE – All in One Pack (£8.99/€11.25) Rating: PEGI 16
    Availability: All locales
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 – Tron: Evolution Mini Pack (£2.39/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales
  • Mortal Kombat
    • Klassic Skin Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

    (Not available in Australia and Germany)

  • KillZone 3
    • From the Ashes Map Pack (£3.99/€4.99)
    • Map Pack Bundle (£7.99/€9.99)

    Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: All locales

  • No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise
    • Moto Geek 2 (£0.59/€0.79)
    • TSUBAKI M-O-E (£0.59/€0.79)
    • TSUBAKI + Moto Geek 2 Bundle (£0.95/€1.19)

    Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: Not available in New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab Emirates

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia
    • +300 Level Cap (£0.79/€0.99)
    • World’s Labyrinth – A Tyrant who reigns over the Labyrinth (free)
    • Devil (B) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (C) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (H) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (L) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (S) (£0.79/€0.99)
    • Devil (W) (£0.79/€0.99)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

  • ModNation Racers
    • Prehistoric Props Pack (£3.99/€4.99)

    Rating: PEGI 7
    Availability: All locales

  • MX vs ATV Alive
    • Answer Rockstar (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Answer Skullcandy (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Fox Racing 360 SE (£1.19/€1.49)
    • KTM 350SXF MX (£1.99/€2.49)
    • KTM 450SX ATV (£1.99/€2.49)
    • One Industries Kombat (£0.59/€0.75)
    • One Industries Rockstar (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Quarry Nationals Events Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
    • Thor Core (£1.19/€1.49)
    • Yamaha YZ125 MX (£1.99/€2.49)
    • Yamaha YZ250 F MX (£1.99/€2.49)
    • Yamaha YZ450F MX (£1.99/€2.49)
    • Unlock Pack – Performance Brakes (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Unlock Pack – Performance Suspension (£0.59/€0.75)
    • Unlock Pack – Performance Tires (£0.59/€0.75)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All locales

  • Rock Band Network
    • Veil of Illumination Part One – Andromeda (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Veil of Illumination Part Two – Andromeda (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Deception: Concealing Fate Part Two – TesseracT (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Chameleon Carneval – Andromeda (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Half Crazy – Jukebox the Ghost (£0.99/€1.49)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: Not Available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Israel, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

  • Rock Band 3
    • Maroon 5 Pack 02 (£2.99/€3.59)(contains the following songs also available separately)
      • Misery (£0.99/€1.49)
      • This Love (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Won’t Go Home Without You (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Puddle of Mudd Pack 01 (£2.99/€3.59)(contains the following songs also available separately)
      • Blurry (£0.99/€1.49)
      • Control (£0.99/€1.49)
      • She Hates Me (£0.99/€1.49)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: Not Available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Israel, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

  • Yoostar 2
    • I Don’t like your Jerk-Off Face (£1.39/€1.75)
    • I Want more Life (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Sow Royal Oats (£1.39/€1.75)
    • May I borrow your Towel? (£1.39/€1.75)
    • The Shrieking Eels (£1.39/€1.75)
    • True Love (£1.39/€1.75)
    • Spock’s Brother from Another Mother (£1.39/€1.75)
    • French Flag (free)
    • Italian Flag (free)
    • Spanish Flag (free)
    • UK Flag (free)
    • German Flag (free)
    • American Flag (free)

    Rating: PEGI 12

    Availability: Not Available in Belgium, India, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation and Ukraine

Add-On Game Content (PSP)

  • Buzz: TUMQ – Prehistoric Quiz(£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 3Availability: Not available in Greece and United Arab Emirates

FirstPlay (PS3)

  • FirstPlay Episode 62(£0.99/€1.20)Availability: Ireland and UK only

Avatars (PS3)

  • James Pond 2: Robocod
    • Angry Teddy Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
  • Dragon’s Lair 2: Time Warp
    • Avatar Bundle (£0.79/€0.99)(contains the following avatars also available separately)
      • Cherub Avatar
      • Dirk Avatar
      • Mordroc Avatar
      • Mother-in-Law Avatar
      • Time Machine Avatar

      All available @ £0.20/€0.25

  • Ape Escape
    • Avatar Bundle 1 (£0.79/€0.99)(contains the following avatars also available separately)
      • Jumping Ape Avatar
      • Scared Ape Avatar
      • Happy Ape Avatar
      • Dancing Ape Avatar
      • Cheerful Ape Avatar
      • Punching Ape Avatar

      All available @ £0.20/€0.25

    • Avatar Bundle 2 (£0.79/€0.99)(contains the following avatars also available separately)
      • Hammer Ape Avatar
      • Panda Ape Avatar
      • Shy Ape Avatar
      • Dizzy Ape Avatar
      • Worried Ape Avatar
      • Quarterback Ape Avatar

      All available @ £0.20/€0.25

  • EyePet
    • Ship’s Captain Pet Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Pet with Butterfly Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)
    • Cow Pet Avatar (£0.20/€0.25)

Themes (PS3)

  • Akimi Village Theme

Dynamic Themes (PS3)

  • Dragon’s Lair II: Time WarpTheme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Ape EscapeDynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • The Studio– Chemical Colours to Wild Machine Dynamic Theme by Blind Salida (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Disruptive Themes
    • Blue Waves Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Saturn’s Rings Dynamic Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Lama Themes
    • Infrared Helicopter Vision Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Island Sunrise Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Street Race Car Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Timelapse Clouds Theme (£1.59/€1.99)

Wallpapers (PS3)

  • Akimi Village Wallpaper (free)

Videos (PS3)

  • LA Noire
    • Official Trailer 3
    • The Technology Behind the Performance
  • Child of Eden SynthesiaTrailer
  • Crysis 2 RetaliationTrailer
  • Virtua Tennis 4 Game, Set and MatchTrailer
  • Akimi VillageTrailer
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Launch Trailer
141 Author replies
cheeky4life 22 June, 2011 @ 13:04

Hi Ross
After months of reading comments I have been desperate to write something and have found out only today how to do this. :)
Anyway I hope you answer my question as I am very new to this. :)

When are we getting CRASH BASH as a PS one Classic? Please say it has been legally cleared and is in its final stages of Q&A.
I am a huge fan of the crash bandicoot games and have played all of them except Crash Bash, hence why I am asking for it, and Activision have stopped releasing games for that series, and are not planning to, so the only thing to look forward to is the releases on PSN.

James Gallagher 22 June, 2011 @ 13:16

Ross is in a meeting this afternoon (one that I also have to dash to now) but I’ll ask him to come on and respond later this afternoon, if possible, or tomorrow morning.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:13

Hello everyone, sorry for the delay.

Some housekeeping:

The Mortal Kombat Klassic Skins pack is now priced correctly at £3.19/€3.99 and equivalent on the SCEE PlayStation®Store. Those consumers who purchased the pack at the incorrect price will automatically have the difference refunded to their PlayStation®Store wallet as soon as possible.

Additionally, if you’re still waiting for a partial refund for Beyond Good & Evil, please be aware that there has been a longer than usual processing time for refunds as a result of our earlier outage. We’re still working through the backlog but we have a full list of those who are eligible and if you have not yet received your refund it will be added to your wallet soon.

We’re very sorry for the inconvenience this has caused those affected and we appreciate your patience as we get back up to full speed.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:14

Hi cheeky,

Crash Bash is one of the titles we’re targeting for release so when we have more information I’ll be glad to share it.

just wondering when modnation racers will be available and if there is a plus discount, this was meant to come out on 20 April but due to obvious reasons, I understand the delay.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:15

ModNation Racers will still be making its way to the Store as a digital download and once it becomes available, it will be discounted for Plus members

cheeky4life 22 June, 2011 @ 13:05

Hi Ross
I can see cool boarders 2 on the PS one classics section with no logo, it was withdrawn from the store in 2008, and I was just about to download it when I noticed that.

Can you remove it please?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:16

Cool Boarders 2 was removed but has since been re-released. You can download it safely but I’ll look into getting that thumbnail fixed.

LA Noire and OFP:RR DLC for me not much else…


LEGO Pirates for the PSP last week, and now LEGO Star Wars Clone Wars this week.


Awesome update. I can’t wait to play Dungeon Siege 3. nagging BTTF EP4 and will be buying Braid (Plus) :D New stuff this friday? Oh go on then. :D

darkhorus15 22 June, 2011 @ 13:08

No PSOne classic :( We want the Spyro classics, do you have any info on them? Last time I asked about the Spyro classics, someone said they were in the bug testing phase, and that was last year.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:17

There have been some hold ups with the Spyro games but they’re not ruled out yet – if I get more information on these you’ll hear about it here first.

LiquidSolid 22 June, 2011 @ 13:08

Posted in the PSN+ post as well but I still haven’t received my BG&E HD refund. It’s been 2 weeks now.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:18

Sorry for the delay, as I mentioned above it’ll take some time to get through them all but you will deifnitely be refunded in the near future.

Weak update.

Any word on the Resident Evil avatars the US got? I assume we can wait 6 to 12+ months for them as usual?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:20

They will be coming but unfortunately Capcom US tends to submit their avatars to SCEA before Capcom EU submit tem to SCEE – it’s an approvals thing on both sides. We will be getting them and it certainly shouldn’t be as long as 6 months.

PSP Ridge Racer 2 Please!


So how do we go about getting our Beyond Good and Evil refund?

And also when are we getting Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:19

As announced by Warner Brothers, there was a technical issue which cropped up at the last minute that held up the Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat this week. It should be with you in next week’s publish.

Cool update, although it’s easy to tell that the store’s all caught up.

laticspieman 22 June, 2011 @ 13:09

Unrelated but UNCHARTED 3 BETA NEXT WEEK!! Sorry i’m a teensy bit excited :p Do you know if us plus users will get it the same day as the americans or the day after when the eu store updates?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:21

I believe we’re planning to dish out the Uncharted 3 Beta goodies on the same day as our US counterparts. Not long to go!


Any news on the White Knight Chronicles 2 DLC?


Hey Ross – any ETA on both Resident Evil 2 and Tombi?

And good news on that Sonic Bundle – I might actually add £5 to my wallet to buy it IF I buy Resident Evil Directors Cut.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:22

Tombi is on its way, I think there’s a technical hitch with Resident Evil 2 but it’s not a total show-stopper, so you should be seeing it in the future.

SpideyWolvie 22 June, 2011 @ 13:10

Will we be getting the Marvel vs Capcom 3 avatars?

Shou_Kobayashi 22 June, 2011 @ 13:10

Hi Ross…

so what are we hearing on friday from you, some teasing pls?

Anyway, how did you perceive E3?

My greatest announcement was Sly 4… I just got to know Sly through the Collection (a real bargain, 3 GREAT GAMES for a great asking price … and all of them garuantee lots of hrs of fun), but I learned to love that racoon…

And since everything back to normal after some unwanted incident I can nag again about SOUL CALIBUR/EDGE and JADE COCOON! … ah and FINAL FANTASY VII when, you promised ;)

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:24

All those PSone titles you guys have suggested over the last few months have been passed on to the publishers in question (and internally for the SCE ones) so your feedback has been really valuable. Keep making noise about theones you want to see!

Now I just gotta wait until more PSX games pop up.


Is there any idea on when the UK might see the Wizardry game yet?

ChrisandJulie 22 June, 2011 @ 13:10

Lego Star Wars PSP = GREAT!

No PSOne Classics and no other PSP games = SIGH.

Death-In-Pants 22 June, 2011 @ 13:10

Any news when the https://store.playstation.com/login.gvm website will be up? Calling sony helpline direct is a joke.

Shou_Kobayashi 22 June, 2011 @ 13:11

.. ah and where is my Sly avatar gone … o.O? Buggy, buggy blog?

Death-In-Pants 22 June, 2011 @ 13:11

Any news when the website https://store.playstation.com/login.gvm will be available? Calling the helpline directly is a joke.

The-Sellick 22 June, 2011 @ 13:11

Is there any word on when Persona 3 is hitting the store?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:25

I’ve been speaking to the publisher, so I know it’s coming, but I don’t have a date yet. I don’t think it’s too far off though.


Please, please, please Ross leave us a cryptic hint if there is going to be a huge arrival of certain PSOne classics!

Like the Resident Evil one you left a while back, but adapted for Resident Evil 2… Or Tombi! Such as “Those evil swine…”

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:26

Sorry it’s nothing PSone related this time but I’m still working on a lot of PSone stuff behind the scenes.


Where’s the MK Skarlet pack? Don’t tell me you guys are screwing up again.

JAMIE086546 22 June, 2011 @ 13:12

Wow 1st we wait 3weeks for the DLC for mortal combat costumes then they said the new character is out for USA yesterday and we don’t get it typical……..

kaanmijo1995 22 June, 2011 @ 13:12

Can’t download the LA Noire DLC in The Netherlands…

Ross, what about the Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat????

and how about answering a decent amount of questions this week, eh?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:28

I do my best to get on and answer questions but unfortunately if I spent all the time I wanted to speaking to you guys, nothing else would get done. :)

Better late than never, I’ll do my best to get through a good chunk this week although 9 pages is a fairly daunting prospect.

slayerking69 22 June, 2011 @ 13:12

It was obviously put back on the store, The icon works fine here.


No Skarlet DLC for MK this week? :(((

Nightmare966 22 June, 2011 @ 13:13

Ross, I’m much sorry to add another comment about the Mortal kombat DLC (Skarlet), but I was really hoping we got it today along the Costumes…

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:29

Sorry guys, it is outside of my control but there should be no problems gettin it to you next week.


Ah, that reminds me – are we getting Beyond Good and Evil HD avatars? It was said those who bought it in the first two weeks (I bought it on day 2 after a price ‘adjustment’) would receive these for free.

Are we getting this soon?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:32

I’ve got a phone call with Ubisoft tomorrow so I’ll find out where we are with those and report back.


Cool, Akimi Village :)


oh well, (as ps+ members say) maybe next week/month. lol

ChrisandJulie 22 June, 2011 @ 13:14

PSP Games we’re still waiting for…

1) Crash Tag Team Racing
2) Virtua Tennis 3
3) Secret Agent Clank
4) Worms: Open Warfare 1 & 2
5) Metal Slug Anthology
6) Lego Star Wars II
7) Lego Indiana Jones II
8) Scooby Doo

Is it really that hard Sony?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:34

Well, only two of those are actually ours to publish but I will talk to the relevant parties and see what can be done about those back catalogue titles.


No minis this week? No special offers this week? :-(. I will save a lot money this week, very bad update for PSP owners :-(.


Till when will the welcome pack be available on the PSN?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:37

You’ll be able to pick up the Welcome Back pack and all the goodies therein until 3rd July.


Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:35

Hey, I’m doing my best – things are settling down a bit more now so you’ll hopefully be seeing a bit more of me on here. Ah, the good old days…


Hey Ross, we will have any sales for future updates?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:35

Oh, the sales are coming, you mark my words.

what is up with the region stuff today..?

American McGee Alice´s not in Denmark..? and Lego Star Wars Clone Wars PSP is almost only available in Denmark..?

and could you please fix the Countries: AE, AU, GB, IE, NZ stuff at the top of the articles.. they almost never include the right countries..

Would be nice to have Resi 4 and 5 advatars like the USA Store have, look pretty cool. Lookin forward to the next back to the future, but since LBP was released as a welcome back game i want some LBP content but it is all way too expensive, reckon i will come down in price soon Ross some of the stuff?

Thanks bro

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:37

Funny you should mention that, we’ve got some LBP half-price goodness on the way – keep an eye out for more info.

chicken_freak88 22 June, 2011 @ 13:16

Hi Ross, cool update :)

Couple of quick questions though, any chance of Rage Racer & Soulblade from Namco on PS1

Also, any chance of Square Enix bringing Crisis Core to PSN?


Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:39

I’ve requested both those titles from Namco, so the more noise you make on here the quicker we’re likely to see them!

I’ve also asked Square-Enix to consider a digital version of Crisis Core quite a few times, but so far I have no news on that.


If you’d be so kind to answer:

When will be the next normal sale (the ones that come about every 2 weeks), we havent had any new ones since the store was up.

Can I get the welcome back playstation plus on a psp (via mediago)

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:40

We’re going to be doing some interestings things with the sales over the Summer months, but don’t worry there will be plenty of bargains for you to grab!


Just KZ3 maps for me
Who wants to enter the Ross Reply Sweepstakes? I’m going for 32 replies
Only kidding, Ross ;D

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:42

I’m definitely going to be doing at LEAST 33. :)
Sorry about the lack of comms from me recently, as you can imagine I’ve had to do a lot of running around to get things sorted out but hopefully I’ll be able to give you a lot more keyboard time going forward!

Death-In-Pants 22 June, 2011 @ 13:17

If you shower praise on them, you’ll get an answer. Ask anything regarding content or if you have a genuine query and you’ll get absolutely nothing.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:43

That’s not strictly true now is it? In fact, I tend not to reply to the people that are happy at all, because they’re happy. :)
(Doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate it when people are pleased though!)

ShutenDoji23 22 June, 2011 @ 13:17

he must be on his dinner break m8 lol

Hi, me again;)!

Classics Japanesse PSOne?

And any possible PSOne USA games?

P.D. More, more PSOne games, please…

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:44

It’s all a possibility, we’re working on some initiatives internally and as soon as we’re ready to go you can be sure I’ll be here letting you know all about it!


TheUnforgivenII 22 June, 2011 @ 13:18

WHY IN THE WORLD the DLC pack for MK is 6.99? Are you kidding me? It’s TWICE THE PRICE I’D HAVE PAID IF I WERE AMERICAN. 4.99 dollars = 6.99 euros?? Shame on you, totally boycotting the pack. And you forgot Skarlet too, I’m ashamed.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:46

Okay guys, this is the only comment on this subject I’ll be responding to, because there’s no point repeating the same thing over and over –

I’ve popped a statement up on comment one and Warner Brothers should have got the word out by now over Facebook and Twitter.
We’re very sorry about the price problem that cropped up, but if you paid over the odds, you’ll be getting your money back and if you held off, you can grab the Klassic Skins pack for a much mor reasonable £3.19/€3.99

Shadowdragoon 22 June, 2011 @ 13:19

Any chance of a crossregion gifting option? (or atleast let us NON-UK plus subscribers get a chance to buy some UK store Exlusives to our NON-UK accounts? (I want access to the Comics store) ;)

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:48

Unfortunately there are no plans to implement this at the moment, at least not for the PS3 Store, the Store structure makes this pretty tough, but gifting is something that we’re looking at for the future and when there’s more info available.

darkhorus15 22 June, 2011 @ 13:19

Please say we will get the Spyro classics soon…

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:50

I’m afraid I can’t make any promises – they’ve been in the internal works for some time so we know they’re highly sought after.



Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:52

We’ll be getting both but publishers have a tendency to submit their avatars to the US first. :/

Ross, shouldn’t American McGee’s Alice be under DLC. I have Madness Returns (which has a code to download the original), and the original is launched from the in game menu of Madness Returns, not the XMB.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:50

Yes you’re right, it absolutely should – you will most definitely need the game disk for Madness Returns to get this to work.
We’ve sent the descriptions back to EA to update because it wasn’t made clear enough and we’ll do a rolling update on this when we hear back. Thanks for picking up on that.


@ Ross

You forgot the Scarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat. ;)

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:51

Soon, I promise! Sorry you’ve had to wait.


YAY!!!! :D sonic generations demo but your doing a deal for sonic’s 20th anniversary but you don’t have sonic 3 or sonic and knuckles on psn :( any news on when they will become available

and of topic but any new’s on a Bleach: Soul Resurrecction Demo?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:54

Sorry, I don’t have that in my system yet so I have no news.
As for if Sonic 3 or S&K might turn up, I believe that’s a question for Mr. Kebby – he has a post up about the Anniversary so there would be a good place to start!

Splutterbug 22 June, 2011 @ 13:20

Any more info on Alice? Is this the original from 2000? As I’ve heard lots about a sequel. Sonic also looks tempting.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:57

Yeah, you’ll need Madness Returns if you want to play it but it was quite a good game from back in the day. I remember it releasing first time around and it had one of the best game manuals I’d ever seen – it was a diary from the Sanitarium where Alice is held, with notes from the doctor about her deteriorating condition – a really cool little hook for the game.

Say what you like about the game but it has style. :)


No Skarlet MK pack?
And 6.99€ for the Klassic pack that costs 4.99$ in the US store…

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:51

Please see my response to comment number one – thanks!

Good price for Hot Pursuit, will be buying.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:55

Yeah, I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to offer it at a good price – I hope to see more of this kind of thing!


Hi Ross, is there any news on Sega Rally Online Arcade yet? It’s been on the American store for a while now, but what about Europe? Any info would be gratefully appreciated.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:02

It’s coming, I can’t give you the date but its on its way in the near future.

“meeting” ? B.S they’re just sitting on their backsides playing with eachother’s nads.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:56

I sit on my front side.

MonsterRacer 22 June, 2011 @ 13:24

The Mortal Kombat Classic Skin Pack for € 6,99???

Are you joking???????

US store has it already 2 weeks for a price of $ 4,99, so should be € 3,99 for the EU

And where is Skarlet pack?????

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:58

Heya, comment one has all the info.

Death-In-Pants 22 June, 2011 @ 13:24

@60 can’t say I disagree but expect that post to be deleted!


Any chance Silent Hill will get a PSOne classic release now that the collection with 2 and 3 is coming?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 18:59

Honestly, it’s probnably unlikely now what with the Collection on its way, but at least you’ll have a way to play it on PS3 now.

kingcrowbaruk 22 June, 2011 @ 13:24

Modnation Racers (PS3) announced by you in the Heads-Up post made on 20th April.

Where is it?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:00

Still delayed I’m afraid but on its way and with a 20% discount for Plus members.

Death-In-Pants 22 June, 2011 @ 13:24

One of my nads is smaller than the other two, Ross, is this normal?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:01

I’m sure you’ll be fine. ;)

TheRalfZer0 22 June, 2011 @ 13:25

I do not understand this, finally the klassic dlc is availible, but [DELETED] is Skarlet DLC even on twitter NetherRealmStudio’s said it will hit the UE today, what’s going on here PSN EU could possible be 2 weeks behind US, this is disgustiing

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:03

Sorry but there can sometimes be last minute complications on all sides when you’re publishing to over 30 different Stores. It will be with you as soon as possible.

Bristow9091 22 June, 2011 @ 13:25

Hi there, so the update looks pretty good for me this week, I’ll be grabbing the Killzone 3 DLC, and maybe the Mortal Kombat DLC, although I’d have preferred if we got Skarlet in the pack too… oh well.

I’ll also be downloading both those demo’s since I’m interested in both these games, lol.

Hmm… I may also have to buy the Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary Bundle since I haven’t actually bought any of those games from PSN yet, I used to love the first two Sonic games when they were on Megadrive, and played Sonic Adventure so much on Dreamcast, although I never played DX… nor have I played Sonic 4 Episode 1, lol. It’d be nice to have Sonic Adventure 2 bundled in with these, however, I don’t even think it’s up on PSN yet, unless it magically appeared without me knowing… oh well.

And… what’s this? Ape Escape avatars AND dynamic theme?! I WILL BE ALL OVER THOSE!

So uh yeah, like I said… good update for me.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:01

Hey, glad you’re happy!

Nice uopdate!, and happyly no ps1 classics, lol, I dont care about them anyway, I want NEW games, great to see Need For speed Hot Pursuit in digital aswell, but several months to late, would like to see more digital Blueray day one!, as I’ve already played it to pieces and not so intresting anymore, but surely great for the l8 people, you should give it a try, I really enjoyed it!

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:16

I would second that, Hot Pursuit is a great title and I’ve also had a lot of fun with it.

DutchGameGod21 22 June, 2011 @ 13:25

Ross Great to have your back man
but i just want to ask you about some problems in the Dutch Playstation store
1. the nice motorstorm background under franchis dont work
2. can you ask ubisoft why the psone games driver and rainbow six is missing in the dutch store i know it is availble in the belguim store
3. can you do somthing about the problems with the james pond avartars the store keeps saying missings images
4. why the store keeps saying by circles circles (mini game) and by oddmod this content is not accesbol with your account
and last whan can you thank drinkbox studios form me to making the avartars,thema,dlc availble on the dutch store

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:21


1. I’ll look into that, but not all Franchise pages have nice backgrounds at the moment. This section is under continual development.
2. I certainly will ask, yes!
3. I will talk to the Operations team about that tomorrow, sadly they’re not around this late.
4. Same as above, I’ll see what might be causing that.

And I will most certainly thank DrinkBox!


American McGee’s Alice require Alice: Madness Returns to play? Or it stand alone game?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:17

It does require Madness Returns, yes, I know that’s a bit misleading but we’ll make sure it gets categorised accordingly and the description of the product is also being updated.

trainstobrazil 22 June, 2011 @ 13:25

why are we paying almost double for the MK skin pack two weeks after it was released? An no skarlet either…

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:17

Hi, please see comment one. Thanks

NosferatuJim 22 June, 2011 @ 13:26

Hahaha. No skarlet. Time to get an xbox.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:21

If you say so.


just BTTF & LA Norie DLC i cant really complain this week as SCEA have suffer it‘s store weak update for ages they saying things like where BG&E EU got it & FF6 EU got it.

as well i‘m intrigue about this upcoming post on friday Ross do i smell somthing of a Ps1 list a Jap/SCEE Imports.

or the announcement of PS2 games service long overdue. :D

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:18

Don’t get too excited about tomorrow, nothing PSone related I’m afraid… but that announcement may be on the cards soon. :)

Will Need for Speed require an Online Pass to play online?

Because quite frankly that is absolutely disgusting if true, the whole idea of “online passes” is to discourage pre-owned sales yet a digital download can’t be passed on :(

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:19

I don’t believe the digital version requires an online pass, but I will check.


Unbelievable. We had to wait TWO WEEKS longer for the MK Klassics DLC and now it’s nearly twice the price of the US store?

Nor is there a mention of the Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat that was released yesterday.

[DELETED] is going on with you lot? Absolutely ridiculous service.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:22

Please see the start of the post for more information.

mufc4eva1989 22 June, 2011 @ 13:28

Just wish they would hurry up on the store already :(


No really are you kidding us? No Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat and 6,99€ for the classic skins?

Oldest_Ancient 22 June, 2011 @ 13:29

I thought American McGee’s Alice was dlc. Will definitely pick it up if it’s not.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:22

Unfortunately it is only available as DLC and not a standalone, apologies.

connorblue14 22 June, 2011 @ 13:29

i cant see the updates in store yet can any of u guys

Where’s Sega Rally dudes? i’ve been holding off buying the 360 version for weeks, waiting for its PSN arrival.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:23

It’s coming!

L--y--n--x- 22 June, 2011 @ 13:30

Hi RoSS…

Any chance for LEGO Pirates of the Carribean (PS3)! to be available through PSN?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:24

Honestly, I have no idea, but I am meeting with the digital team from Disney Interactive on Tuesday, next week, so I will mention that someone asked about it then.


Ross, do you think 35 euros is an acceptable price for FFIV?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:24

I’m afraid what I think doesn’t really come into it, since I have no control over third-party pricing.


Hi Ross,
Any news on Infamous 2 dlc or a possible theme park world on the store.
I know that theme park is on the store but its no where near as good as theme park world.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:28

I believe Theme Park World is actually on the Japanese PSN, is that right?

I will mention to EA that you were interested!


I finished the excellent god of war 3 the other day and had previously seen the HD collection on offer for £14.99. Sadly by the time I sorted everything out to get it it was back up to a price much higher than I can get it elsewhere. Such a shame ><

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:26

Sorry you missed out, but you should definitely pick it up on disc, don’t deprive yourself of such a great couple of games. They stand up really well to the test of time.

ironmonkey88 22 June, 2011 @ 13:32

Im not normally one to moan, but I agree with post 49, the Mortal Kombat Klassic costume pack price is ripping us in Europe off.
As per the US blog its only $4.99 (which is just over £3), yet we have to pay £5.49, that is crazy.
Why is it that we get it later then them and we also have to pay nearly twice the price? That is just not right.


Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:27

Sorry about the confusion, please check comment one.

I cant believe the excuse of a meeting is being used again for not reply. The service on these blog posts is pathetic. If its someones job to manage the store update post they should have to be around to deal with it. Sony need new/more staff because this is bad. Especially after the recent happenings you’d think they’d be trying to improve customer service

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:30

Sorry about the delay in coming back to you all but the meetings are a necessity to keep everything moving along, especially in light of what’s happened recently. But you’re right, part of my weekly task is to come on and try and answer your guys’ questions (if I am able of course) and I’m making an effort this week to do just that.

I’d like to say a quick thanks for giving us new Hyperdimension Neptunia DLC each week, especially since there’s always a free mission or two. I’m not sure how popular the game is, but I for one definitely appreciate the support it’s getting. :)

Also very happy about American McGee’s Alice being up (what a nice surprise!) and looking forward to the Sonic Generations demo tomorrow.

By the way, you don’t happen to know if we’re going to get Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls over here, do you? Thanks in advance!

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:31

Wizardry isn’t on my radar just yet, but I will keep an eye out

Still no avatars for RE5, Final Fantasy series, Assassins Creed series, or even the Infamous 2. In my opinion, these lot in not a great update.

Last week, I do like that there’s Alice Madness Returns DLC pack. Can we have more of that, please?

And lastly, can we have avatars and dlcs from the new games at the moment? For instance, Alice, Infamous 2, LA Noire, Duke Nukem, etc. In my opinion, some of the avatars in store are a bit silly.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:32

I’m always encouraging all the publishers I meet to create avatars because I see week in, week out that they’re so popular with you guys.


MK Classic Pack US store = 4,99$
MK Classic Pack XBOX Marketplace = 400 P (4,99$)
MK Classic Pack EU store = 6,99€ (10,6$)

What the [DELETED] are you guys thinking?
I really want the classic costumes…but I’m not sure I’ll buy them now.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:33

Please see earlier comments.

kingcrowbaruk 22 June, 2011 @ 13:37

I thought American McGee’s Alice was DLC/Online pass for those buying the new disc version second hand and not a standalone game?

At least that how it appears on Xbox marketplace.

Might want to check before publish so people don’t buy it by mistake.

Luis_FFgamer 22 June, 2011 @ 13:38

When can we expect some WKC2 dlc? I’m talking about avatar re-costumise ticket, re-skill ticket and the exp guilda and GR points increase tickets?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:34

The WKC manager is out of the office at the moment, but tomorrow I’ll find out what the plans are for the DLC schedule. You’ll probably see a blog post from him (he’s the OTHER Ross) about this in the near future.

TerrorOfDeath86 22 June, 2011 @ 13:39

I haven’t been refunded for BG&E HD yet, I need the 6.50$ to buy Braid.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:39

I’m afraid Customer Services are working through the backlog at the moment, and as I mentioned before some systems are taking a little longer to recover from our previous outage.
You will be refunded in plenty of time to grab Braid though, I promise.

Death-In-Pants 22 June, 2011 @ 13:39

Ross, My wife was fighting with two other women the other night and all I could do is knock one out, am I in trouble or did I do the right thing?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:35

Violence is never the answer.
Unless you’re playing KillZone.



Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:40

Actually, I don’t know what the hold up with Auditorium is at this point, other than the fact it wasn’t submitted to us at all until after it wen’t live in SCEA – I’ll chase that up again, it’s been a while since I checked up on it.

CrimsonSamurai 22 June, 2011 @ 13:40

Hi, any news on when “WIZARDRY: LABYRINTH OF LOST SOULS” is being released on the UK PSN?
Also any chance of the following items being discounted either in a sale or as part of Playstation Plus – LUMINES, original BIOSHOCK content, original SOCOM content, DISGAEA 3 DLC bundle or the two BIONIC COMMANDO REARMED games like the USA got this week.

Thanks for your time.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:36

All good suggestions – keep an eye out in the coming weeks.


Nic3 Update!

I’ll definitely be purchasing the Klassic Skins for MK, and I’m very tempted to get the Sonic Bundle.

Is there any news on both the Compatibility Pack for MK and the season pass for the MK DLC, it’s been announced for Xbox, but there doesn’t seem to be any word of it for PS3?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:37

I hope you held off on grabbing the Klassic Skins, but if not you’ll be refunded the difference.

Those other packs you mentioned will be making their way to us as well, yes.

RandyAndy13 22 June, 2011 @ 13:41

£5.49 for Mortal Kombat Klassic Costumes! America had it for like $4.99, and it was predicted to be £3.19, so what’s happened there Ross?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:38

A mistake indeed, as you quite rightly assumed.


# 72 – CozMick

Yes, Hot Pursuit uses the Online Pass.

# 85 – ironmonkey88

True. In the US Store the Klassic Skin DLC costs 4.99$ (3.47€) and n EU Store costs the double.


nothing new this week besides the Buzz TUMQ quiz pack, for the PSP usera. still no Metal Slug XX Leona DLC and the 6 missing Rock Band Unplugged songs. and i still haven’t managed to get my Welcome Back games because they’re still nowhere to be found.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:41

Can you elaborate on the problem you’re having getting your Welcome Back games? They should be accessible from either your PSP or Media Go.


the Sonic the Hedgehog 20th Anniversary Bundle sounds good sadly am a few dollars short though

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:42

Well, it’ll be around for the next 20 days so you have some time to drum up the funds. It’s very good value though, for sure.

TheRalfZer0 22 June, 2011 @ 13:42

This is Unbelieveable still no Skarlet DLC, can it be that PS US and EU is TWO WEEKS different. even on Twitter it was confirmed from NetherRealmSTudios that EU will have it the 22nd. This suck, should’ve never got rid of my xbox


Two things i’ve been thinking of:
Is there a way to remotely deactivate a PSN account on a PS3? One of my PS3s broke down and I’d like to deactivate my PSN account on it to get the “token” back. If there’s no way would it be possible to implment and if that’s not possible, why not?

Another thing I’ve been thinking of is would it be possible to add an area of the store for DLC for games in other regions? For exapmle. I got tricked into buying a Brittish copy of Uncharted 2 and now I can’t buy any DLC since it’s locked to the Scandinavian versiobn of the game. By adding an other region DLC area of the store I would still be able to get the correct DLC and/or trade in my not working scandinavian DLC to a Brittish version DLC and can happily pay and play my Uncharted 2 DLC.

PS: when will offers be back? I want to buy my PSN games off sales!

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:44

I will ask about your deactivation question, as this is a wider PSN thing and not within my particular field of expertise – Mr James Thorpe might be able to help you though.

At this time, we can only publish the DLC for the correct region on each Store I’m afraid – the only thing I can suggest is for you to try and access the UK Store with a PSN card and download it from there.

Offers – they’re ‘a coming!

HELIX-MONKEY 22 June, 2011 @ 13:45

loving it

HELIX-MONKEY 22 June, 2011 @ 13:46

I love it

HELIX-MONKEY 22 June, 2011 @ 13:47

another test woohoooo


When does the +3 months PS+ deal end? Thanks in advance.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:45

The 15 for 12 offer should run for a little longer yet, it’s Plus’ birthday next month.

cowboy_2190 22 June, 2011 @ 13:48

Silent Hill, Dino Crisis, Legend of Dragoon, Spyro, Breath of Fire IV, Resident Evil 2 and 3… I’m sure there are THOUSANDS of people who would buy these amazing PsOne classics if they were on the European Store.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:46

I know, that’s why I spend half my work day chasing them down so I can publish them for you! It’s different for first and third party items I’m afraid but as for Legend of Dragoon, I made sure when we requested the new batch of Sony PSone titles that Dragoon was included, so it’s in process.


Where’s Skarlet? :|


When will Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica HD-versions are coming?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:47

Ah, I do know when they’re coming but it’s up to Capcom to announce it to you guys, it would be improper of me to go behind their backs – I am a gentleman after all.


How do I lodge a formal complaint? This is [DELETED]. Overcharging us on a MK pack that is already 2 weeks late and now no sign of Skarlet that came out yesterday. If the EU X-Box marketplace can get these DLC updates when they’re supposed to then so can you.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:48

If you’d really like to make a complaint, you can do so through Customer Services.

BlackTypoon 22 June, 2011 @ 13:50

Just a question here: why PS+ subscribers would buy the Sonic 20th anniversary bundle, considering we already own Sonic 1 & 2 as part of the PS+ program…
The bundle itself is a nice offer, but it would only make sense to have reductions on its individual games too…
I’m just pointing out a little discontinuity issue here, otherwise nice update!

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:49

Well, that’s a good point and if the bundle doesn’t have as much value for you than most, there’s no need to get it. I’m sure if you’re patient some of the individual items will be on sale in the future.


Wizardry- Legned of Lost Souls?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:50

I’ve seen a lot of people asking but I can’t check it out until tomorrow now, so I’ll let you know if I can come up with any information. I won’t be able to give you a release date of course but if I’m able to share any info, I will.


BTTF: Episode 4 for me today! :)

Can’t wait to try Sonic Generations tomorrow.


Just wondering, when are you releasing Tomb Raider II as a PSOne Classic???? All the others are up on the store and I’m waiting (very patiently) as it is my favourite Tomb Raider game. Thanks :) p.s What about The Legend of Dragoon?????

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:51

Check a couple of comments back for my comment on Legend of Dragoon – as for Tomb Raider 2 I think there might have been a technical hitch we need to work through on that one but it should still be on its way. (It’s my favourite of the PSone Tomb Raiders as well!)

HELIX-MONKEY 22 June, 2011 @ 13:52


lonewolf23786 22 June, 2011 @ 13:53

when can we get more SNK games on the PS Store? I wanna play the SNK games that were released on the Xbox Live as well. Examples such as King of Fighters 02 Ultimate Match, Garou Mark of the Wolves and NeoGeo Battle Coliseum.

Also we want US Squaresoft PSone games to come here as well please!

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:53

There’s lots of stuff going on with SNK and NeoGeo titles on this side at the moment, so keep an eye out through July!

As for the US PSone games, believe me I’m working on it – you guys have been VERY vocal about the demand and if it can be done, we will make it happen.

awww man, get in! more eye pet avatars! i can’t wait to buy and install them, they look so pretty ¬_¬

you know what sony should do? instead of giving us dlc and psn games every week i think the whole list should be eyepet themed content!

eyepet games, eyepet themes, eyepet home apartments, eyepet trailers, eyepet eyepet!

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:55

I take your point, but even thought – and I’m just guessing here you understand – you don’t seem too keen on EyePet, it’s actually very popular.

And hey, don’t rain on other peoples’ parades! It’s not like we publish EyePet content INSTEAD of other stuff.

“Oh hey, shall we publish ‘Awesome Game 2’ this week?”
“Naaa, we’ve only got limited publish space and we need to make room for the Lucky Dip packs!”

Just to be clear, the above does not happen.
Well, there was that one time.
No, I’m kidding.

No, I am.


Ross, I had a pretty mean curry last night and i’ve got a serious case of the squits. I’m scared to go to the toilet round my fiance’s house because I might pebble dash the pan. any advice?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:56

Go in the garden. But watch out for stinging nettles.
And bears.


Now that the Dynasty Warriors 7 DLC price has been fixed, what about the people who bought it at the wrong price?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:57

Customer Services are doing the business on the refunding – but as I said it’s going to take a bit of time. No action needs to be taken, if you bought it too expensive, the difference will be refunded to your wallet.


KZ3 DLC finally :D

I wish to see “Metal Gear Solid: Special Missions” on PSS


Still can’t access the Free Welcome Back PSP Games. Went through all the usual menus, The PSN Store and also the Account Management method etc and nothing!! >:(

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:58

They’re only on Media Go and the PSP Store itself, they’re not available no the PS3 Store in SCEE.


Hey guys just wondering why:

1) we pay more for our MK DLC than your American customers?
2) we have to wait longer?

Please answer this honestly and carefully as I’m losing interest in using your services rapidly, (you don’t want to lose lucrative customers to excessive greed).

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 19:59

Well as far as the waiting longer, that’s up to Warner Brothers to submit their content to us at the same time as the US.
As far as the pricing, that was a mistake which has since been sortd out.

LieutenantFatman 22 June, 2011 @ 13:55

Ross, could you look into warhammer shadow of the horned rat coming as a PSone classic please? Loved that game so much. The sequel Dark Omen was great as well. Thanks. :)

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:01

You’re so right, those games were great! I have a feeling the publishers don’t exist any more so it might be tricky, someone might own the rights though – since it’s a Games Workshiop franchise the rights MAY have reverted to THQ. That’s a guess, I will drop them an email though and find out.

Good shout on that one!

HELIX-MONKEY 22 June, 2011 @ 13:55

testing 123

Death-In-Pants 22 June, 2011 @ 13:56

When is Chicken Choker and Monkey Spank III out? I’ve been waiting for those, the US had them years ago

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:03

I’m afraid they’re not getting a PAL release, after Chicken Choker II failed to deliver on the promises made to the fans of the original Chicken Choker, the sales tanked and it’s just not financially viable to release them over here…

Sorry. You’ll have to go back to Leisure Suit Larry.

What’s up with the MK DLC packs? The first one (Klassic skins) has its price tag messed up (come now, you can’t expect us to pay double the amount the US folks are asked to pay for it) and the other one (Skarlet), which is supposed to have a worldwide release of 22nd June is not there.

Please sort this out quick, we don’t want to: a) be ripped off, and b) lag behind the US players on new content all the time.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:07

The off-ripping has been rectified, as far as the Skarlet DLC if we can get it out faster than next week, we will but there were some issues with the content on the morning of the publish.

darkhorus15 22 June, 2011 @ 13:57

@116: issues like that don’t belong on a PS blog, it has nothing to do with the PS store update, plz go spam someplace else.


Still don’t feel like ANYTHING has changed ethos wise since the PSN outage. Same unresponsive nonsense as always, should be a much bigger team devoted to this content delivery to cover questions, concerns or problems >:(

CursedBlood 22 June, 2011 @ 13:59

Just a warning.
American McGee’s Alice is not a stand alone game as you require the Alice: Madness Returns disc to play it.
It should be listed under Add-ons. Also, if you buy AMR, you get AMA free anyway.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:09

Thanks, this has been noted and we’ll be sorting it out, including getting a clearer product description for the content on the Store.

HELIX-MONKEY 22 June, 2011 @ 13:59

testing again

HELIX-MONKEY 22 June, 2011 @ 13:59

testing one more time

HELIX-MONKEY 22 June, 2011 @ 14:00

test iii

i agree tbisley, even after what has happened to them, they still treat us the same way, scandalous!

hey HELIX-MONKEY, what’s up with the testing? haven’t you tested enough?

darkhorus15 22 June, 2011 @ 14:05

Yeah dude stop testing already, I think it’s working fine :D


still no word on the megaman avatars ?

kingcrowbaruk 22 June, 2011 @ 14:08

Maybe everyone should hold off buying the MK DLC on the off chance it is a pricing “mistake” as in the case Beyond Good and Evil.

Or more cynically they price it high and if there are too many complaints, claim there was an miscommunication/error.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:09

The first one, but yes.

I have bought “Sonic 4 Episode 1” last week :-(
I am interested in the Sonic bundle, but this one is the most expensive game in it. Is there a chance I get a different price tag in the bundle since I already have Ep.1?
(If I don’t – which I guess is the answer – this is just not fair! You should think about these situations when you are promoting bundles like this one).

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:10

It’s a SEGA promotion I’m afraid, you should go tell Mike on his post. :)


What time today Playstation store will be updated? I can’t wait to play Radec Academy KZ3!


@Mokowsky: It’s usually up around 5 pm GMT+1

k1ll1ng5pr33-NL 22 June, 2011 @ 14:18

La Noire DLC :D

kingcrowbaruk 22 June, 2011 @ 14:19

A split bundle for Sonic would make sense as lots of PS+ subscribers now have Sonic 1 & 2 already.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:10

Yeah it’s a good point – I will have a chat to Mike and see if something can be arranged, but no promises.


Ross, could you get on to Konami for Suikoden II and Castlevania Symphony of the Night? Once Vita arrives, my UMD with Castlevania becomes redundant. I would love to have these games ready for Vita :)

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:11

I’m chasing those Suikoden games down, buit I’ve been knocked back on SOTN, it seems like we won’t be getting that as a PSone Classic over here. If anything changes, I will let you know.

Shadow_Warlock 22 June, 2011 @ 14:21

I’ll ask this question like I ask it every store update hoping one day for it to be answered, but when are we getting Wild Arms on the EU PSN? It was mentioned by you Ross a couple of months ago and hasn’t seen the light of day since.

Hoping for an answer soon!

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:12

It’s in the first batch of new SCEE PSone Classics, when they’re getting published I’m not sure, but I’ll have a word with those involved tomorrow and see if we can get a move on!


do we will get MK9 charcter DLC ?

JAMIE086546 22 June, 2011 @ 14:22

Can’t believe the dumb price for the MK DLC >:/

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:13

Sorry about that, it was dumb indeed but it’s fixed now.


Unbelievable. We had to wait TWO WEEKS longer for the MK Klassics DLC and now it’s nearly twice the price of the US store?

Nor is there a mention of the Skarlet DLC for Mortal Kombat that was supposed to be released globally yesterday.

Absolutely ridiculous service.


Any change FEAR 2 Reborn having a Plus discount any time soon?
And Might & Magic Clash of Heroes Stategic Video 2 doesn’t work.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:14

I’ll find out what’s up with the video – thanks for the Special Offers suggestion too!


I can’t find Alice in the Greek store. What gives??


Thank you Keiician!


Please answer.
I know that the US Store got the Assassin’s Creed Avatars. When is the EU store gonna get them?
Please answer.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:15

I asked Ubisoft about these today – they’re in the pipeline at the moment so I’m told but they were indeed submitted to the US ahead of us.


I was hoping after the furore and subsequent correction of Ubisofts disgusting pricing on BG&E HD that SCEE would be keeping an eye out for similar abuses in pricing, then saw the MK DLC pricing.

I don’t own MK as I’m not big on beat ’em ups, but for those who do own being asked to pay double compared to the US is way harsh. I know that publishers set the pricing but there’s a lot of people who think it’s Sony that price the content and so you guys take the heat, some gamer-friendly pricing guidelines that prevent cynical publishers from ripping us off to subsidise the US (or worse, XBLA) release will save everyone a lot of trouble and give them more sales, it’s a win/win, have a word please Ross/James, it’s getting rather stupid now.

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:16

It was an honest mistake and we have indeed since got that sorted.

darkhorus15 22 June, 2011 @ 14:34

@150: stop testing, you’ve been testing the whole time, I think it’s safe to say it works.


# 147 – Leon_DiZ

The Store update isn’t live yet. You have to wait a few more hours.


@ 147

Give it chance to update. You’ve a couple of hours yet.

Unless you’re redeeming the code given in ‘Alice Madness Returns’. Just type it in, and you’re automatically redirected to the “off the shelf” location for download.Otherwise, you’ll have to wait.

RazielValentine 22 June, 2011 @ 14:44

Skarlet Dlc where is?????


Ross are we going to get the assassins creed brotherhood avatars in the future?

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:16

Yes, we are.

not amused at no sega rally what is the est on store update


WOW, I am extremely glad to hear that there is going to be a Sonic Generations Demo this week! This alone makes up for the rest of the fairly weak, yet still awesome content available this week. :P

Hi Ross, erm when do we get the L.A Noire avatars!?!? The USA have had them for a few weeks now! -_-

Ross McGrath 23 June, 2011 @ 20:17

I know, this kind of thing drives me mad!
They’re definitely coming because I’ve seen the data submissions for them, so keep an eye out. :)

NosferatuJim 22 June, 2011 @ 14:50

sony is a joke. not even a funny one though.