‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 19th October 2011

PlayStation Store (via PS3, PSP and Media Go)

Hello everybody, me again! It’s Wednesday so that means new content for you to download and enjoy! So what have we got coming to the store for you today?

Well first off there is Okabu, I saw this game a couple of months back and this is a game that anyone can have fun with. Take to the skies and guide cloud-whale brothers Kumulo and Nimbe on their epic adventure. Save the once-peaceful lands of Okabu from the diabolical Doza and their army of industrial contraptions.

We also have Worms Crazy Golf available from today with a hilarious mixture of the explosive action of Worms and the puzzle based challenges of crazy golf! All of the trademark Worms humour, comic violence, and cartoon visuals are present, combined with addictive yet accessible golf gameplay. Who ever though golf could be so much fun?

Don’t miss out on Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken also available from the store today. Play as Hardboiled Chicken and use a slew of weapons and explosives to destroy the evil penguin regime. Step into this stunning cinematic platform adventure game offering full solo and co-op campaigns with stereoscopic 3D support.

And finally I wanted to mention that Need for Speed: The Run demo is available from today. I am sure I don’t need to tell you all about it but if you do not know about this game yet I would recommend you download and check this.


It has come to my attention that there have been some issues with customers who bought the Borderlands Game Of The Year edition. I just wanted to let you know that we are aware of this problem and our technicians are working to get this corrected for you by providing a new Borderland full game file to at the to top of your download list. This should be done hopefully within a week.

Well that’s it for another ‘Heads Up’, see you in the comments section!

PlayStation Plus new content

  • 60% off Under Siege for two weeks
  • 20% off Okabu for one week
  • 20% off Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken for one week
  • 20% off Worms: Crazy Golf for two weeks
  • GT5 DLC Bundle exclusively priced at £7.19/€8.99 for Plus members

Special Offer Selection



This sale is dedicated to all you rockers and clubbers out there, dust down your guitars and polish up those decks, because its time again to get your groove on with the Heroes Sale. We have 100 pieces of discounted dlc for you too enjoy, check it out:

  • Metallica ‘Death Magnetic’ Full Album (was £13.99/€17.99 – now £9.99/€12.99)

(Guitar Hero 3 Legends Of Rock)

  • Soundgarden ‘Telephantasm’ Album (was £11.99/€14.99 – now £7.99/€9.99)

(Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock)

  • blink-182 Track Pack (was £4.39/€5.49 – now £3.19/€3.99)

(Guitar Hero 5)

  • Jay-Z/Eminem Mix Pack (was £6.29/€7.99 – now £4.39/€5.49)

(DJ Hero)

  • Tiesto Mix Pack (was £6.29/€7.99 – now £4.39/€5.49)

(DJ Hero 2)

Offers ends on 26th October 2011

PlayStation Network new content

Trial & Unlock (PS3)

  • Beat Hazard Ultra (£5.49/€6.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales

  • Okabu (£9.99/€12.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales

  • Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales

Full Games (PS3)

  • Pinballistik (£3.19/€3.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Australia, Germany and New Zealand

  • Worms Crazy Golf (£6.29/€7.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales

Demos (PS3)

  • Need For Speed – The Run Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All Locales

  • Elevator Action Deluxe Demo Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales

  • Sonic Generations Game Demo Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales

Minis (PS3 and PSP)

  • 100 Tiny Claws(£1.99/€2.49) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Israel, Kuwait and Ukraine

  • Speedball 2 Evolution (£2.49/€2.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in Belgium and Netherlands

PSone (PS3 and PSP)

  • Fighting Force 2 (£3.99/€4.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All Locales

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Batman Arkham City – Catwoman Bundle Pack (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All Locales

  • Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer – Music Pack 4: Director’s Selection (£0.95/€1.19) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales

DanceStar Party

Dancestar Party Mix 1 (£5.49/€6.99)

(contains the following songs)

  • Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  • David Bowie – Jean Genie
  • Cameo – Word Up!
  • Boney M. – Daddy Cool
  • Dancestar Party Mix 2 (£5.49/€6.99)

(contains the following songs)

  • Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
  • Moloko – Sing It Back
  • Livin’ Joy – Dreamer
  • Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star

Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: All Locales

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Missing Link (£8.99/€11.25) Rating: PEGI 18

Availability: All Locales

  • EyePet – Lucky Dip Headwear 1 (free) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locals

Gran Turismo 5

  • Gran Turismo 5 Complete Pack (£9.49/€11.99)

(Includes the following content, also available separately)

  • Racing Car Pack (£6.29/€7.99)
  • Course Pack (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Special Paint Pack (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Racing Gear Pack (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All Locales

  • Mercury Hg – Heavy Elements Pack (£1.59/€1.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: Not available in New Zealand


  • Made Of Money Classic And Battle Table (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Sector X Classic And Battle Table (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in Australia, Germany and New Zealand

  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One – Network Pass (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 7

Availability: All Locales

Rock Band Network

  • Namaste – Veil of Maya (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Nugget Man – Paul and Storm (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Piano Sonata No. 14 – Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven) – Thomas Walker (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Shadow Of A Man – Free Spirit (£0.99/€1.49)
  • The Cheval Glass – Emery (£0.99/€1.49)
  • These City Lights – Rose of Jericho (£0.59/€0.79)

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

Blink-182 Pack 03 (£2.49/€3.99)

(contains the following songs also available separately)

  • The Party Song (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Stay Together For The Kids (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Up All Night (£0.99/€1.49)

Coldplay Collection 01 (£4.99/€7.99)

(contains the following songs also available separately)

  • Clocks (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Fix You (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Rock The Casbah (£0.99/€1.49)
  • The Scientist (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Yellow (£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

  • The Sims 3 Pets – Online Pass (£7.99/€9.99) Rating: PEGI 12

Availability: Not available in New Zealand

The Studio Themes (PS3)

  • Lake of Sorrows Dynamic Theme by Jasper Goodall (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Superfeierabend Dynamic Theme by eBoy (Germany / Canada) (£0.79/€0.99)

Themes (PS3)


  • Ace Combat Assault Horizon – Acah Premium Theme (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Beat Hazard Ultra – Brutal (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Beat Hazard Ultra – Galactic Fire (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Beat Hazard Ultra – Ice Burn (£0.40/€0.49)
  • Sideways New York Theme (free)

Dynamic Themes (PS3)


  • Amazon Girl Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Bikini Dancing Girl Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Bikini Girl (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Flame Thrower Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Highway Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Particle Dance (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Purple Lightning (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Worms Arctic Explorer Dynamic Theme (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Worms Premium Theme (£1.19/€1.49)


  • Calm Shore Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Dune Sands Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Wheat Field Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Alien Witness (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Demon Zombie (£1.99/€2.49)


  • Halloween Graveyard Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Halloween Pumpkin Lantern Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Halloween Scary House Theme (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Grim Reaper Theme (£1.59/€1.99)


  • Jackass Theme (£2.39/€2.99)

Videos (PS3)

  • Wrecked Revenge Revisited
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters Gamescom Trailer
  • Rochard Trailer

Permanent Price Reductions (PS3)

  • Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 (Was £9.99/€12.99 –  now £6.29/€7.99)
37 Author replies

Hi Andy

Last week you said you’ll ask Ross and get back to me about any news on Crash Bash but you never did, anyway is there any updates on it, i.e. how far along with it are we?



Sadly no update yet, as soon as we have one we willl et you know.

No Payday The Heist? Bloody hell SCEE

So, I bought the GT5 DLC last night and it cost me full price, despite me having a PS+ subscription. When will I get the difference refunded to my account for the discount I was entitled to? Also, I think I’m still owed a PSOne game this month.

P.S. Can we please go one week without messing something up? Just so I know it’s *possible*.


GT5 DLC Update!

I am happy to inform all the plus members who bought the new GT5 DLC before the plus discount had taken effect that you will be creditied the difference between the standard pricing and plus dicsount pricing to your wallets. However this process will take some time so we do ask for your patience in this matter.

Sorry for the delay with this information but I have been waiting for confirmation.

And month 3 without Playstation Plus mid-month treats!

Shame on you Sony!

Heya Andy, any idea when we’ll get Sam % Max season 2 like US did yesterday?


I don’t have an news on this title yet, I will look into it.

WHAT?! Where is our PS Plus Dead Nation? Dissapointment. Huge.


This was a SCEA only deal, sorry for the dissapointment.

payday the heist refund? after all ive paid and i dont have a game yet.

What no mid-month treats for psn + :( ?

lonewolf23786 19 October, 2011 @ 13:37

any chance of realeasing the SNK games that were released on Xbox Live over here please?

Garou, KOF 02 UM

Just ordered a new copy of GT5 so might get that DLC at discount.


So when are we getting PAYDAY The Heist?

pandorasoldier 19 October, 2011 @ 13:39

when will we get the infamous 2 blue soundtrack?

Hey Andy san

No Plus updates today andy?

Also whats the sitch with the missing avatars for both Beyond good and evil and resi 4?


No news on those avatars yet, as for the Plus update, that is stated at the top of my post.

disappointed about payday but rocketbirds is worth a look, i got a review copy just over a week ago and its well worth the price and its got a platinum, the music is brilliant. graphics are gameplay are lush. co-op is fun but only offline

After a few awesome weeks, my credit card will not work today. Poor update in my opinion, but well received XD there’s a lot to play with RAGE, Batman Arkham City, etc.

Ignore the plus content part -_-

DUH! i missed it lol


hi andy i thought the batman arkham city catwomen bundle pack was free to users who purchase new copy? im confused can you help me out?


It is free if you bought the disc copy, this DLC pack is for customers who by a preowned copy and want want the extra DLC which for preowned customers is more likely to have been used already.

However if you bought the disc copy and its not preowned, then you should not need this DLC pack.

k1ll1ng5pr33-NL 19 October, 2011 @ 13:40

Oh damn, rickroll time.

@7 I agree, a refund for Payday The Heist please. Then I can go and download it from the American store.

Can you guys ever do an update that doesn’t wind everyone up? I used to try and give you guys the benefit of the doubt, but week after week this year there has been mistake after mistake. The GT5 issue for those with Plus who purchased yesterday is really shocking.

Oh and my free PSOne game for this month would be nice.


See my comment to #3 about GT5

Any news why the Atelier Totori DLC isn’t available in the Netherlands?


And still no MK kollection? and is that all we get is crappy discounts for the mid month plus treats? any chance in some WWE avatars?


Thankfully nothing for me this, need to save the money for Batman this Friday!!

I saw that the US got new Sam & Max episodes, any idea when we’ll get them?

Are you doing a new sale each week now? Do you take suggestions?


Not a new sale every week but they will be more frequent. As for suggestions, I am always interested in suggestions.

WHAT THE F*** WHERE THE F*** IS PAY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Where is Payday?


hay everyone read about this Final Fantasy XIII-2 in Europe Limited & Crystal Edition’s

quick Andy, retroactively phone in sick today… claim any sitings of you around the office are visual reverberations based on the resonance frequency of your soul… hide, do something, just get the hell out of there before the comments start piling in!

Glad to see a bikini girl theme by the way. I won’t be buying it, but I’m gonna take it’s mere existence as my mid month treat.

Another “SCEE” update.

So “The Heist” was delayed but we still can’t get it the same week as the US?

Poor show.

Sorry to keep asking this, even though I’m now asking again :P

Any update on the Sly Cooper E3 trailer and the Sly avatars?

One last thing, (a good thing haha) really great job on the store front and answering our comments, I’m sure everyone greatly appreciates it as I do.


Sadly no update, I have requested it but I have had no news back.

Triforce-1976 19 October, 2011 @ 13:42

Let me kick it off for the dutch ppl, any news about free realms yet?

And PS. Nice store update :)


Well I had my call with SOE and it looks positive but I can’t offically announce anything yet until I have confirmation.

hi andy,
thanks for the nice update. however, im still waiting on the two worlds 2 expansion (pirates of the flying fortress) which was announced to release on october 10th, any news?

Where is the Pink Knight DLC for Castle Crashers?!

Are we not getting the Uncharted 3: Fortune Hunter preorder DLC pack??


Arc the Lad SCEE? Any update on it? Its been 2 weeks since it was supposed to be released, I would have gladly stuck with the japanese version until this was sorted but unfortunately didn’t get it in time. :(


Sadly nothing new since the publishers’ update. When we have an update we will let you know.


Where are the new Neo Geo releases that are on the JP and NA stores? We should have had Metal Slug 2 and Shock Troopers weeks ago.

Quote from PS Blog, October 5th, 2011:

“Remember to watch out for Store updates throughout the month with additional Plus content information.”

Where is the additional Plus content?

chrisandsheva 19 October, 2011 @ 13:43

nothing for me, maybe the 60% discount on under siege, andy can you tell us why we no longer have the full game trials,? as i kinda miss that feature from the plus sub, i counted around 30 of them on the US plus last time i looked, and i seen a few other comments last week asking for thier return, thnx.


A refund for my Payday: The Heist pre-order would be nice.


ahhh just copy and paste the link to look and read about it

Where’s the Socom Special Forces DLC!!!???

The US got it last night and you also announced it last night, what gives?


THE PM for this is looking into it now to see what happened, will update you with any news I get.


I have just been informed that this will also go up today with the store publish. So do not fear it will be there when the store goes live.


Why can’t Australians download the God of War Directors Discussion Documentary uploaded a few weeks ago? I keep asking, and no one replies. I am sad panda.

CardcaptorStacey 19 October, 2011 @ 13:44

Upset there’s no Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space :(

XtianHawkGamer 19 October, 2011 @ 13:44

Great Update! Thanks for the Heads up!

I was wondering if you guys could release “Syphon Filter 2” at your store, I mean you already have 1 and 3 nad not to mention US PSN store has it. Why is SF2 left out?

Plus I would love to request releasing “ShaoLin (aka Lord of Fist (Jap))” http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/2/575772_92547_front.jpg. I really miss playing that game, would mean alot if it was released. :)

Thanks again!



US Plus had Dead Nation, Burn Zombie Burn, Alien Zombie Death, Age of Zombies and Dungeon Defenders DLC for midmonth treats and we get NOTHING!

We didn’t even get a PS1 game this month! We haven’t had any Full game trials for ages!

Plus is a scam!

Great update. Nice to see some Dancestar DLC already :D I so want that game

Good update BUT..

Please put that up so we can download, and in 3D.

*sigh…. :(

#40 +1

DARK-LEGEND_GR 19 October, 2011 @ 13:45

Trash Update. Why you dont put avatars guys why >


Because there where no submissions for avatars this week, thats why. Sorry dude but there will be some more avatars coming soon.

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