‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 8th February 2012

Hello and welcome to a new week of updates to the PlayStation Store!


On this fine winter’s week (maybe not for all of you!) we bring to you a smattering of more gaming goodness. Shank 2 comes to the store courtesy of EA. Returning with its comic book aesthetics and side-scrolling brawler gameplay, Shank is back! In fact, IGN have reported it as “One of the best action games in recent memory”!


Malicious also sees an English release on the store. Take control of the Spirit Vessel and battle waves of brutal fighters and colossal enemies to rid the world of the evil force of Malicious. Gain new weapons, build your powers and perform devastating combo attacks as the final showdown between good and evil draws near. PS Plus members will benefit from a 20% reduced cost.

The Simpsons Arcade Game sees release on the store today, too. We know you guys were expecting to see this last week and apologise for the inconvenience however, now you can enjoy it in all its glory. As was also announced, Plus members will receive this as part of this month’s membership. Enjoy!

We also have Mortal Kombat (2011), Top Spin 4 and Mafia II all heading to the digital fun land that is the PlayStation Store. Catherine will also be available on the store from February 10th, in line with the retail release, so keep a look out for that!

For DLC we have more Rock Band tunes, more Dynasty Warriors and the Lightning DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2. There’s even some Valentine’s Day themed DLC for LittleBigPlanet and Motorstorm. Isn’t that romantic!

Unfortunately there aren’t any avatars this week but hopefully there’ll be some for you avatar lovers next week.

The PSP Power Sale continues this week, with more additions including but not limited to; Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Worms: Battle Island and the first Persona game…called Persona, believe it or not. Check out the rest of what’s on offer below.

As usual, the complete list of games, DLC and offers follows below.

Have a jolly ol’ time gaming and I shall return next week!


PlayStation® Network New Content

Full Games (PS3)

  • The Simpsons Arcade Game (£7.99/€9.99) *100% Discount for PS Plus members*

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 21MB

  • Malicious (£6.49/€7.99) *PS Plus members receive 20% discount*

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 525MB

  • Mortal Kombat (£29.99/€39.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: Not available in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine
File Size: 9.2GB

  • Catherine – Release 10th Feb – (£39.99/€59.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: Not available in Croatia, India, Israel, Kuwait, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine
File Size: 9.6GB

  • Top Spin 4 (£19.99/€29.99)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 4.9GB

  • Shank 2 (£7.99/€9.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 1.3GB

  • Gotham City Impostors (£11.99/€14.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: Not available in Germany, Portugal, Russian Federation, Ukraine
File Size: 1.7GB


  • Persona 2: Innocent Sin/Persona 3 Portable (bundle) (£39.99/€49.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand

minis (PS3/PSP)

  • T.N.K. III (£1.99/€2.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • Vanguard II (£1.99/€2.49)

Rating: PEGI 3
Availability: All Locales

  • Ace Armstrong/Stellar Attack (Bundle) (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

  • Cubixx/Vibes (Bundle) (£3.99/€4.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All locales

  • Fight Fantasy: Talisman/Warlock (Bundle) (£4.99/€5.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

Special Offer Selection

  • Mafia II (£17.49/€20.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All Locales
File Size: 7.4GB

  • Left to Die in Zombhai (£1.74/€1.99)
  • Hamilton’s Great Adventure (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Hyperballoid HD (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Hi-Tech World Campaign (£1.39/€ 1.69)

PSP Power Sale in PlayStation Store

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (£9.99/€12.99)
  • Worms Battle Islands (£5.49/€6.99)
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates! (£5.19/€6.49)
  • Beaterator (£5.19/€6.49)
  • GTA Vice City Stories (£6.99/€7.99)
  • GTA Chinatown Wars (£6.49/€7.99)
  • GTA Liberty City Stories (£6.49/€7.99)
  • Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition (£5.19/€6.49)
  • Midnight Club LA: Remix (£5.19/€6.49)

Add-On Game Content (PS3)

  • Dynasty Warriors 7 – Xtreme Stage Pack 2 (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: Not available in New Zealand

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Lightning and Amodar Coliseum Battle (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Online Pass (£7.99/€9.99)
  • Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Finesse Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Might Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Sorcery Pack (£2.39/€2.99)

Rating: PEGI 18
Availability: All Locales

  •  The King of Fighters XIII – Unlock Gallery (£1.99/€2.49)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • Lego Harry Potter (Years 5-7) – 5 spell pack (£1.59/€1.99)

Rating: PEGI 12
Availability: All Locales

  • LittleBigPlanet – Valentine’s Day – Level Kit (£2.39/€2.99) (1 Week Only)

Rating: PEGI 7
Availability: All Locales

  • MotorStorm Apocalypse – Valentine’s Day Livery Pack (Free)

Rating: PEGI 16
Availability: All Locales

  •  Rock Band 3
  • Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Bush Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)

(Includes the following content, also available separately)

    • Machinehead – Bush (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Comedown – Bush (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Everything Zen – Bush (£0.99/€1.49)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: Not available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates

    Rock Band Network

    • Heavy Weather – The Storm Ov The Undead – Rainbowdragoneyes (£0.59/€0.79)
    • Real Wild Child – Jerry Naylor (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Slaves To Substance – Suicide Silence (£0.99/€1.49)
    • Diachylon – Chaotrope (£0.59/€0.79)
    • Foundation – an Unkindness (£0.59/€0.79)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: Not available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, India, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates

    • UFC Undisputed 3 – Online Pass (£9.99/€12.99)

    Rating: PEGI 16
    Availability: All Locales

    • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 – Weapon Expert Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All Locales

    Uncharted 3

    • Fort Co-op Adventure (£4.79/€5.99)
    • Doughnut Skin Pack (£1.59/€1.99)

    (Includes the following content, also available separately)

    • Salim Doughnut Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Cutter Doughnut Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Eddy Doughnut Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Rameses Doughnut Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Sully Doughnut Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    •  Rogues Skin Pack 1 (£1.59/€1.99)

    (Includes the following content, also available separately)

    • Agent 1 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Agent 3 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Bedouin 1 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Bedouin 3 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Thug 1 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Thug 2 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Thug 3 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Rogues Skin Pack 2 (£1.59/€1.99)

    (Includes the following content, also available separately)

    • Agent 2 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Bedouin 2 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Desert Agent 1 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Desert Agent 2 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Desert Agent 3 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Thug 4 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)
    • Thug 6 Skin (£0.40/€0.49)

    Rating: PEGI 16
    Availability: All Locales

    • Warhammer 40000: Space Marine – Legion of the Damned Skin (£1.59/€1.99)

    Rating: PEGI 18
    Availability: All Locales

    •  Yoostar – Beverly Hills Cop – You eat a lot of meat (£1.75/€1.39)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: Belgium, Czech Republic, India, Netherlands, Portugal, Russian Federation, Ukraine

    Dynamic Themes


    • Dynamic sunrise at beach theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Dynamic vernal falls theme (£1.59/€1.99)


    • Dynamic sunrise over Manhattan theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Dynamic vacation town theme (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Dynamic yacht harbour theme (£1.59/€1.99)


    • Dynamic Azmodeus Dark Angels Theme 2 (£1.59/€1.99)


    • Happy Valentine’s Day (£1.59/€1.99)
    • Valentine’s Day Hearts (£1.59/€1.99)

    Videos (PS3)

    • SSX It’s Tricky Platform
    • SSX Survive It
    • This Is SSX
    • Binary Domain Multiplayer Trailer
    • Access TV 20

    Permanent Price Drops

    • Swarm (Was £6.29/€7.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)

    Rating: PEGI 12
    Availability: All Locales

    • Blacklight Tango Down (Was £6.49/€7.99 – Now £3.99/€4.99)

    Rating: PEGI 16
    Availability: Not available in Israel, Kuwait, Ukraine


    1. Has Arc the Lad (PSOne Classics) been released in Norway yet?
    A. Yes! Apologies to Norwegian customers who had to wait a little extra for this.

    2. Are we getting Machinarium?
    A. Yes. We don’t have a date to announce right now but this is on the horizon.

    3. How about Auditorium HD?
    A. This is also on the horizon but no date to speak of right now. Sorry.

    4. Where on Earth is Worms: Ultimate Mayhem?
    A. This has been announced for February 15th. Please look forward to it.

    5. What about Dungeon Defenders DLC?
    A. Some content is coming very soon! Next week is very likely.

    6. How about Dynasty Warriors avatars?
    A. Avatars are not the quickest content we release so these won’t be out for a long, long time. If we have further information about this we will let you guys know.

    7. OMG! Where’s Scary Girl?
    A. OMG! Coming next week!

    8. And House of the Dead III?
    A. Next week is the plan! But remember, things can change unexpectedly…

    9. Why are there differences in avatars from the US compared to the EU region?
    A. The images used are up to the publisher. As the EU includes a wide range of countries, different rules also need to be adhered to so not everything will be like for like.

    30 Author replies
    TheBigBoss0001 08 February, 2012 @ 13:02

    Hello Jawad

    I just want to ask about the status of Crash Bash (PS One Classic). A guy asked about it last week but he got no answear.
    The game has been on it’s way to the PS Store for atleast a year now and
    we’ve heard how it’s “on top of the pile” among the PS classics who are about to be released.
    Now it’s February and we still got nothing. Could you please give me an answear, when will Crash Bash be released?


    Sadly there is no update on this. I know it’s been a long time but right now we’ve had no update on it.

    AussieOutsider 08 February, 2012 @ 13:03

    Can’t Get Mortal Kombat but can get Catherine… really hate our classifications board at times.

    In before cheeky4life and his generic Crash Bash question

    Hi Any word yet on Dino Crisis 1&2 coming to the store Cheers :)

    Nice update! And thanks for fixing Arc the lad for us ;-)

    Hell-Raiser-85 08 February, 2012 @ 13:04

    Any news on Trine 2?

    PhantomOfOpera 08 February, 2012 @ 13:06


    Thanks for he update. I have asked this question a few times and never got an answer. Could you tell us whether the tiles I am listing below will come to the EU PSN?

    BurgerTime World
    Choplifter HD
    Apples to Apples
    Trine 2

    We seem to be lagging behind our USA brothers, especially in the last few months.


    Choplifter and Trine 2 will be coming. Trine 2 I know is being very heavily looked at both on our end and by the publisher. Choplifter I know will be coming but haven’t received a solid date for.

    No word on the others but I will try to find out.

    So has everything on this list been approved by Microsoft and SCEA or will anything be delayed until they say it’s okay to be released?

    Jawad, still no news for the Buzz! DLC :(

    I’ve received no support as of today… they told me to wait, but still nothing… i can’t believe it’s taking so much for a simple fix or a refund.


    Very sad to hear.

    I’ll look into this further and try and get this resolved for you. Unfortunately customer service are a different department entierly from me but I will try and push things.

    Really solid update. Some great games. Catherine is pretty much the same price to buy on disc, so I might as well get the download, good to see it up the same time as retail.

    Could you please answer some Vita questions without being vague?

    Will we get the store updated early on the 22nd? I ask as I will be getting a Vita in the morning and intend to get digital games for it, but being made to wait until 3pm is a bit of a waste of my time to be honest.

    Is there going to be a Vita store like Media Go?



    I’m currently getting confirmation on this and will hopefully have an update in next week’s FAQ.

    Fantastic update. Great post.

    Question: When will the Content Manager 3.0 be available?

    Thank you.


    Great update. It’s nice to see the simpsons on there at last!

    Jawad, has a release date been given for The House of the Dead 4 or is it still TBD? Thanks


    No date but will find out.

    HotDIII is due very soon if that’ll tide you over until the next one…

    Thanks for Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC. Any news on some avatars?

    Crash Bash NO.1 Comment again L0_0L.. Anyway This is what you call a update *not said that in a while :) ,

    But do hope to see the Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning, Avatars come to scee soon

    Malicious seems pretty cool and I’ll probably pick up Persona as well. Not a bad update this week.

    Damn still no sign of Trine 2 :( is there any update on the eta for it?

    No Trine 2. :(

    ShadowhunterrX 08 February, 2012 @ 13:08

    Thanks for the update :)

    *A. The images used are up to the publisher. As the EU includes a wide range of countries, different rules also need to be adhered to so not everything will be like for like*

    This is why I hate to live in the PAL zone :(

    no jak and daxter?
    when is farcry 2 coming to plus?Thnx in advance


    Jak will hopefully make an appearance in “some” form or another soon. Don’t read too deep into this. Seriously.

    Far Cry 2 – I am aware of it but I will have to answer this once Ross is back in the office and healthy.


    Will the FAQ ever go into double figures?


    It might! Today has the most questions so who knows?

    When might we expect some prices and details on noth retail and download only vita games coming PSN/SEN?

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Uncharted, Killzone and Resistance on PSS please!


    Any news on maybe Resident Evil Code Veronica and 4 being in a sale anytime soon please? :)

    PS its my birthday next tuesday (y) pretty please x)

    Hey Jawad,

    Nice store update this week, keep up the good work! :)

    I noticed that today on the USA PS Store a number of Playstation Vita titles have been gone live and are available for purchase (including Uncharted, WipEout, ModNation Racers etc.)

    When will these be available on the EU/AU PS Store? Can we expect them prior to launch day like the US?

    I was also wondering if we can expect to see the two PSP Syphon Filter games in the February PSP Power Sale?


    Will the PSP games in the PSP Power sale work on Vita?


    will the 2 cladun pc games go on sale? will ps1 games work with the vita eventually?

    DARK-LEGEND_GR 08 February, 2012 @ 13:10

    Hey Jawad. Good Update This Week. I’ll buy Malicious And Maybe Gotham City Impostors. Could You Please Tell Us Which Avatars Will Be Realeased Next Week? Im Impatient. I like avatars!

    andrew30101978 08 February, 2012 @ 13:10

    A few times I see mushroom wars coming to Playstation plus free but every time it changes, any plans to bring it

    Any news on Fez? Also any idea how long we’re gonna have to wait for Journey now that its finished?


    Probably best to ask on the publisher’s community. As it stands I don’t have a release date I can share.


    Good work on that Uncharted 3 DLC – £10+ worth! I’ve received more in value than I paid, so good stuff. Flashback 2 will be here in two weeks time, won’t it?

    Any idea when Tombi will be hitting us? If it is somepoint in 2012 (hell, a 31/12/2012 release date would go down fine with me!)

    And any idea when the Doctor Who game will be coming?

    And (yes, finally!), any idea what House of the Dead 3 will be priced at?

    yay simpsons arcade, I actually remember playing this in the arcade back in the day.

    theprizefighter 08 February, 2012 @ 13:11

    Nice update, but where is is Far Cry 2? I thought it was coming with Simpsons. I’ve been with PS Plus since October, first couple of months were exceptional however the output post Christmas has a lottle to be desired :)


    It’s coming…


    Still wait on NISA avatar and can see we neither got Noel pre-order outfit like US

    The Simpsons Arcade Game (£9.99/€7.99) – I think those prices are the wrong way around.

    I’m also STILL getting no response from customer services about the Jurassic Park code, it’s been 8 weeks now. Any chance you can prod them to actually respond to me since it’s content that I’ve paid for and haven’t received?

    darthdevidemon 08 February, 2012 @ 13:12

    Nice update. Getting Lightning & amodar FF DLC


    You answered my question about House of the Dead 3! Thanks!

    Good update, but thankfully nothing for me this week. I need to save money for a Vita :D

    Is Jak collection coming next week?

    No one gives a crap above crash bash, so deal with it

    if anything, new PS3 content should be the main prioity, not PS1 Games


    Is GTA IV coming to the PSN Store anytime soon?


    Ohohoho….maybe! Possible before you know it.


    In the US it seems they got a Noel outfit DLC along with the Lightning DLC.

    Any particular reason why we’re not getting it as well?

    almighty-slayer 08 February, 2012 @ 13:12

    Are we ever getting Trine 2?


    Hello Jawad,

    I saw that we will get DLC for the PS Vita version of Michael Jackson the Experience, do you know if we will also get DLC for the PS3 version?

    I hope so ;-)

    Thanks for updating on this question

    Have a nice day

    I can only recommend Catherine to people who haven’t tried it. Such an amazing game! When I first read about it I was like “LOL, this looks bad”, but it was so worth buying and playing :)

    Nice update btw, lots of new stuff!


    Just wondering what the chances of getting the rest of the Sonic games (3, & Knuckles, Spinball and 3D) on the store is. After all, the rivals (Xbox Live/Steam) have had them for a while now.

    TheKillerSnowman 08 February, 2012 @ 13:16

    crapy update so nothing for me this week.

    almighty-slayer 08 February, 2012 @ 13:16

    Also, this shows you can manage a decent update once a year, nice one ;)

    Will the PS Store be updated with PS Vita content on launch day Feb 22nd?
    It better be!! ;)


    Any idea when we will here Vita game prices for D/L? Also as Gravity rush is a D/L only here, can we have an ETA? :)

    Nice update. I’m curious for both Malicious and the FFXIII-2 DLC.

    Few questions:

    1) Is there any chance we’ll get to see Parasite Eve 1 and The Legend of Dragoon as PSone Classics anytime soon? :)

    2) How big is the chance that The 3rd Birthday ends up in the PSP Power Sale? (You don’t have to really say, just COUGH if there’s a chance ;) )


    Still very much unhappy about what happened with the Simpsons Arcade release (for Plus).

    First it’s announced we were getting it on the 1st of Feb.

    But PSN gets nothing.

    We don’t get it because apparantly Konami wants a simultaneous release with Xbox (why don’t you check this with Konami BEFORE stating we get it?).

    XBOX gets the the game on 3rd of Feb.

    But PSN gets nothing. I thought it was a simultaneous release?

    Only on the 8th of Feb we got the game.

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