‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 16 May 2012



Speeding his way back onto the scene is everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog back in an all new episode of Sonic the Hedgehog 4, aptly titled Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II.

Together with his old friend Tails, you can play either single player or co-op (local or online) with an evolution of Sonic 2’s collaborative mechanics. Use devastating collaborative attacks and combination moves to defeat the united force of Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman.

URL Sonic 4

If that’s not enough, those who own both Episode I and II will gain access to Episode Metal, featuring exclusive levels with Metal Sonic as a playable character. Nice!

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Get ready for an all new musical phenomenon. Today, PixelJunk 4am releases for all of you with a PlayStation Move controller and PlayStation Eye camera (both required). Wave your hands in the air to blend sounds together and create your own unique music each time you play, whilst also broadcasting your performance via PlayStation Network.

We’ve also got a new PS2 game, as well as a PSOne game this week.

First up, Deus Ex, originally released on PlayStation 2. In the dystopian future of the year 2052, society slowly spirals into chaos. A lethal virus, the “Gray Death”, ravages the world. The only vaccine, “Ambrosia”, is in such short supply, it is only available to those wealthy enough and deemed “vital to the social order”. With no hope for a cure for the common people, riots occur worldwide and a number of terrorist organizations have formed. As a response, the United Nations has created The United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition (UNATCO). You assume the role of JC Denton, a nanotechnologically augmented UNATCO agent. After completing his training, JC gets slowly plunged into the world of augmentations, human misery, and conspiracies, determined to uncover the truth behind the real world order.

Our PSOne game this week is an addition to the imports section going by the name of Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty. This Japanese fighter is a classic example of the great stable of fighting games that came from PSOne era. Choose from 11 funky Chinese characters as they battle each other for the supreme goal of a unified Middle Kingdom. Each character has his own special powers and weapons. Or you can forgo the weapons and fight like a man with your bare hands! This formidable gem from Japan deserves your attention.


If you haven’t seen Andy’s post yet then not to worry. Click here to see our themed sale of the doom and gloom the world will (apparently) face in 2012. Scary stuff.

Lastly, there’s also a price drop for Under Siege, now only £3.99!

PlayStation Network New Content

Content may be added or removed, or move dates – please stay tuned to your weekly Store Update for the most up to date listings. Listed savings are approximate, based on SRP excluding Special Offer pricing and should be considered as a guide only.

PS3 Games

PixelJunk 4am (Trial available)
Become a headline act in a global musical phenomenon with PlayStation®Move.

Mix your own tracks in front of a live audience and listen to musicians perform around the world.

A PlayStationMove motion controller and a PlayStationEye camera are required to play this game.

Price: £6.49,€7.99,AU$12.95
Availability: All
File Size: 279MB

Saints Row: The Third
Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city.



Price: £29.99, €39.99, AU$59.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All
File Size: 7333MB

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II
The Sonic 4 Saga continues as Sonic reunites with Tails for all new collaborative play! Race across four new Zones and utilise ingenious combination moves to fight the united force of Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman.

BONUS! Owners of both Episodes I & II gain access to Episode Metal, featuring exclusive levels and a playable Metal Sonic.


Price: £9.99,€12.99,AU$19.95
Availability: All
File Size: 419MB


Deus Ex
Compatible with PlayStation 3.

Critically hailed as millennium Game of the Year, Deus Ex draws you into a doomed world of chaos and paranoia. As civilization nears collapse, a conspiracy bent on world domination emerges from the shadows of legend. The conspirator’s greatest strength? No one believes they exist. No one but you.


Price: £7.99, €9.99, AU$15.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 1360MB


Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty
Compatible with PSP (PlayStation Portable) and PlayStation 3.

This fighter is a classic example of the great fighting games from Japan. Choose from 11 funky Chinese characters as they battle for the supreme goal of a unified Middle Kingdom.

This title is a Japanese import. It requires a 60Hz compatible display. The manual is in English. Help can be found at

Price: £3.99, €4.99, AU$8.45
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 92MB


Nom Nation
Prices: £1.74,€1.99,AU$3.45
Availability: Not available in DK,LU,NO,PT,RU,UA

Rasmus Klump and the Big Maze (PETZI UND DAS GROSSE LABYRINTH)
Prices: € 3.99
Availability: AS, GE Only

Prices: £3.99,€4.99,AU$8.45
Availability: All


Asura’s Wrath
Lost Episode 2
Prices: £1.59,€1.99,AU$3.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Final Fantasy XIII-2

  • Noel’s Outfit: Black Mage (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Mog’s Outfits: A Wondrous Wardrobe (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Serah’s Outfit: White Mage (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Lightning: Requiem of the Goddess (£2.99, €3.59, AU$6.25)
  • Snow: Perpetual Battlefield (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)

PEGI: 16
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet 2

  • Men In Black Costume Kit (£4.79, €5.99, AU$9.95)
  • Sack In Black Costume (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Gentle Rosenberg (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Scrad Costume (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
  • Boris Costume (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)

Availability: All

Max Payne 3
Gorilla Warfare Loadout Pack
Prices: £0.00,€0.00,AU$0.00
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Motorstorm RC (Vita compatible)

  • Special Monster Truck: Castro Box (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Special Big Rig: Castro Shanty (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Veteran Race Truck: Castro Robusto (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

Availability: All

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Spec Ops DLC Missions 5-7
Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Rock Band 3
Paramore Pack 01 (£2.49, €3.99, AU$6.45)

  • Brick By Boring Brick
  • Ignorance
  • The Only Exception

Prices (each track): £0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in BL, HR, CZ, GR, HN, IN, IL, KW, LU, PL, QT, RU, SA, SI, ZA, TR, UA,AE

Rock Band Network

  • Beer, Metal, Trolls And Vomit! (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Ocean Floor (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Song For The Broken (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
  • Toccata And Fugue In D Minor (Bach) (£0.59, €0.79, AU$1.30)
  • Younger Lungs (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)

PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in BL, HR, CZ, GR, HN, IN, IL, KW, LU, PL, QT, RU, SA, SI, ZA, TR, UA,AE

UFC Undisputed 3

  • Ultimate Fights Pack 1 (£3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95)
  • Fighter Catalog Key 01 (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)

PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Worms Ultimate Mayhem
Worms Ultimate Mayhem “Multi-Player Pack”
Prices: £3.19,€3.99,AU$6.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Yakuza: Dead Souls
Densetsu Pack
Prices: Free
PEGI: 18
Availability: All


Motorstorm RC (PS3 compatible)

  • Special Monster Truck: Castro Box (£0.21, €0.25, AU$0.45)
  • Special Big Rig: Castro Shanty (Free for 7 days only!)
  • Veteran Race Truck: Castro Robusto (£0.40, €0.49, AU$0.90)

Availability: All

Reality Fighters

  • Football Fight Style Pack
  • Ghostbusters Pack

Prices: £2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


The Studio Avatars

  • Eboy Avatar Bundle (£0.99, €1.19, AU$1.95)
  • Eboy Avatar 1
  • Eboy Avatar 2
  • Eboy Avatar 3
  • Eboy Avatar 4
  • Eboy Avatar 5
  • Eboy Avatar 6

Prices: £0.21,€0.25,AU$0.45
Availability: All



Dynamic Beautiful Girl Theme 4 (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Max Payne 3 (£1.19/€1.49/$2.45)

Mini Winterland Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Snowy Mountain (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
White Buffalo Theme (no price listed)

Japanese Village Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Lost Highway Theme (No price listed)

Dynamic Azmodeus Dark Angels Sunilda Theme (No price listed)
Dynamic Pirate Theme 2 (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)


Dynamic Snowboard Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)
Dynamic Tower on Racetrack Theme (£1.59/€1.99/$3.45)

Price Drops

Under Siege (PS3) (£7.99, £3.99/€9.99, €4.99/$15.95, $8.45)

Disney Pixar Cars 2 The Video Game (PS3) (£31.99, £19.99/ €39.99, €29.99/$59.95, $39.95)

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (PS3) (£31.99, £19.99/€39.99, €29.99/$59.95, $39.95)


Sorcery Story Trailer
Availability: All

Playtime Trailer
Availability: Ex,NL,PT,RU,UK

Access TV
Access Episode 034
Availability: GB only

Ghost Recon Future Soldier
Ghost Recon Alpha
Availability: Ex, De

London 2012
London 2012 – London Is Ready
Availability: All

Lost Planet 3
Lost Planet 3 Announcement Trailer
Availability: Ex. DE

Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line Multiplayer Trailer
Availability: Ex. DE, KW, QT, SA, AE

Metro: Last Light – Enter the Metro Trailer
Availability: Ex. DE

Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed III Gameplay Reveal Trailer
Availability: Ex. DE

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CorpDwayneHicks 16 May, 2012 @ 1:02 pm   1

Please please Jill Valentine avatars, Resident Evil Outbreak HD, Resident Evil Dead Aim HD, Night Trap HD and Net Yaroze!

Carnivius_Prime 16 May, 2012 @ 1:05 pm   2

Nothing much for me this week at all (I’m waiting for Doctor Who next week) which is fine because due to a power cut at a bad time, my PS3 drive got corrupted and had to format the lot and now I’m having to redownload about 400GB of games all over again. And some of my save files didn’t actually get backed up on PS Plus’s online storage like they were supposed to. Most did but a couple really cruicial ones did not. By the way Sony really need to revamp the Downloads list. It’s a pain in the butt when trying to redownload vast quantities of stuff.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 2:57 pm    

    Yeah, the download list is definitely something we’re aware of.

turbogeek421 16 May, 2012 @ 1:06 pm   3

Are we ever going to get Motorstorm RC free like they did in the US? Or maybe via Playstation Plus?

Domino2097 16 May, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   4

Wasn’t the Max Payne 3 DLC free in America?

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 2:57 pm    

    It’s free for EU, too. There was just pricing assigned to it but has been update now.

nathy1991 16 May, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   5

Hi! will Hogs of war ever come to PS-Store?

AaronSOLDIER 16 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   6

Just Deus Ex for me. Hope for some of these PS2 Classics:

Grand Theft Auto (who isn’t)?
The Simpsons Hit n Run
Tony Hawk’s series
Killzone 1 (or HD)
War of the Monsters
Tekken 4, 5
Burnout series

ScooterMix 16 May, 2012 @ 1:08 pm   7

Hi jaward i got qeuestion to ask even might not listen to my mg what about to say.

1 where there going to be more rpgs from states to come here since waiting for more rpgs.

2 The states getting more and more ps1 and ps2 classics and im thinking that the states and euope need a meeting to bring the licence to over euope so gamers and me can buy this classics and im hopeing psn to get better.

3 Gd to see lbp costume men in black pack but is mm planing anymore level packs.

4. My last qrestion is psn planing to do a wish list because be nice.

Thx jaward keep up the great work and rest team psn.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:03 pm    

    1. We’re always looking to bring over what we can and what is realistically possible.

    2. Discussion do happen. It’s a lot more complicated than it seems.

    3. Don’t know, sorry.

    4. No plans for that sort of functionality yet.

Chapel-Bill 16 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   8

Still no Pinball Arcade…. It’s been out in the US for over a month now. Very disappointing.

SoundableObject 16 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   9

Was hoping for a Sonic 4 Episode 1 price drop or bundle pack to coincide with the second episode. Only got Episode 1 on 360. Guess I’ll be buying Episode 2 on my 360 too.

Was hoping Sony would be pushing for more Vita PSN games.

revival2009 16 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   10

que verguenza lo que estais haciendo con la psvita la voy a vender…… visto el trato que se da a esta consola…..

almighty-slayer 16 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   11

Just PixelJunk then

sidepipe 16 May, 2012 @ 1:09 pm   12

Please tell me when Pinball Arcade might be here. The States have had it for over a month now, and apparently its been waiting for approval for Europe by Sony for at least a couple of weeks 🙁

Olivier007 16 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   13

Awesome, getting FFXIII-2 DLC for sure.

Also, last week all the DLC for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves became free in the US. Any chance of that happening here?

Still requesting Chocobo Racing as a PS1 classic.

For PS2 classics, I’d definitely like to see a Timesplitters trilogy, Dark Cloud series and Kingdom Hearts I & II. Get those on the store, and my money is yours 😉

ICaRo_O 16 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   14

Nothing for Vita 🙁

Odion13 16 May, 2012 @ 1:10 pm   15

Is street fighter 3rd strike ever gonan go on sale again?

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:14 pm    

    No plans yet but you never know. 25th anniversary ‘n all that…


Hi Jawad,

Nothing for PS Plus this week ? 🙁

funkpower 16 May, 2012 @ 1:11 pm   17

Max Payne DLC before release!!!!??? Where are the DLC rules??? Just Criminal!!!!

samirbvr 16 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   18

No PS Plus content, no Rock of Ages???

FrostScythe1 16 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   19

where are the devil may cry avatars? America has them for over TWO MONTHS NOW!!!

EternalChaos72 16 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   20

Beyond ridiculous update!!! jawad where are these ‘huge batch’ of capcom avatars?!?

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:18 pm    

    As I said, these are being submitted and will take time. There are a lot of avatars that need to come through and it will take some time.

OntzettendeJan 16 May, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   21

Any news on the release date of The Pinball Arcade? :/
It’s out it the US for over a month now!

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:18 pm    

    I’m chasing this so I’m hoping to have an update for all soon.

BuddhaBlue 16 May, 2012 @ 1:13 pm   22

Hi Jawad,

Just another Syphon Filter 2 reminder.

Good to see more imports being released btw.

Jemile 16 May, 2012 @ 1:14 pm   23

Have Sony forgotten they released the Vita?

Amigaguru 16 May, 2012 @ 1:15 pm   24

Where is Pinball Arcade????!!!

noooooo, i am so sick of waiting for Vita games, i have bought 18 so far and i need games that i am into and not just buy games because there is nothing else to play!.

Really depressing to see how the VITA is being neglected, such an awesome release day but after that its been downhill ever since.

please let us know when Pinball Arcade is out or other Vita games now(like the ones PSN US has).

thanks for listening.

PS:nothing for me this week ( i want VITA games ), my PS3 backlog is way too big atmø

Light-and-magic 16 May, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   25

I like how every second comment is about how Europe are getting screwed over. You’d think they’d get the hint by now. Yet still no word on a proper PixelJunk sale in Europe.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:27 pm    

    It is unfortunate we weren’t able to match the US on this. Hopefully we’ll revisit the PJ series later on and have other interesting offers for you guys.

DenSchmerz 16 May, 2012 @ 1:16 pm   26

The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy will be available on May 16th, 2012…

Skookie30 16 May, 2012 @ 1:17 pm   27

you know it a good update when you need to put a further 5 quid on top of my already put 35 quid in me funds i’m getting the 2 patapons for the PSP because i like the 1st 1 wired & wacky.

the FF13-2 DLC i’m getting the last ones i believe plus sonic but…..

@jawad have SCEE sort out the pixeljunk sale mess because i dont think i have enough funds left for the last 2 i want shooter-2 & side-shooter 😐


why does the U.S get max payne 3 dlc free and we dont unfair U.S always gets better stuff than us

Piechur89 16 May, 2012 @ 1:18 pm   29

When will will have Legend of Dragoon PSOne Classic on EU store?

nedubis 16 May, 2012 @ 1:19 pm   30

Nowt for me but it is good to see some genuine PS2 classics coming through now.

Any chance of any avatars for the epic Starhawk???

chrisredfield_97 16 May, 2012 @ 1:19 pm   31

please put rock of ages in the store and jill valentine avatars and some other resident evil please jaward reply and tell me about these things it’s cool stuff us got the rock of ages for plus subscribers for free yesterday [DELETED] i mean

Scubafinch 16 May, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   32

I second (or is it third) the comments about Pinball Arcade. A little bit of communication wouldn’t go amiss. Isn’t that why companies hire people for social media / blogs etc.?

Considering the US is a predominantly 360 market, how is it that they seem to get content on time and pretty decent sales (Ubisoft?). Come on guys, let’s see a comparable service to your EU fan-base. AU still getting a raw deal on prices… even with our dollar going south.

I know… moan moan moan… comes from being a whinging pom in the land down under!

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:40 pm    

    I’ll be chasing Pinball Arcade so hopefully I’ll have something to share soon.

    Ubisoft sale I will ask Andy about.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:46 pm    

    We’ve done a Ubisoft sale previously but we’d love to do another again when the time is right.

ZaphodUK 16 May, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   33

What a total waste of money the Vita is proving to be. As usual, Sony fail to follow through with any kind of content for their handhelds. Pinball Arcade has been available in both the US on PS3 and the UK on XBox for over a month now, where is the UK PS3 and Vita version?

Are we ever going to see PS2 or PSOne compatability on the Vita? At least that would give us something to play.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:41 pm    

    I have no update on PSOne or PS2 compatability for Vita yet.

AndyBeans 16 May, 2012 @ 1:20 pm   34

Jawad, as SCEE have tried to dupe us all with a 50% reduction on the recent PixelJunk sale compared to SCEA’s 90% I am never going to buy another PJ game, including 4am.

Source: Dylan Cuthbert, PJ developer tweeted on Monday “we tried to unify the prices but SCEE have their own rules and 50% was as low as they could go”.

I understand taxes and licensing has an effect on availability and timing of releases, but this is just SCEE treating us like muck! Shame!

dillusion 16 May, 2012 @ 1:21 pm   35

Where can I see the actual prices of the Apocalyptic Sale? They are neither here nor in Andy’s post. I mean like prices in GBP (Was/Is).

MrSmadSmartAlex 16 May, 2012 @ 1:22 pm   36

The PS1 import fighter looks like fun. Might get that this week.

Any news on Legend of Dragoon yet (even if it’s bad)?

Also, are there any plans to put Primal (PS2) up here? It was recommended to me recently. I’d rather use my PS3, but I’ll get the PS2 version if it’s not headed to the EU PSN.

tony27 16 May, 2012 @ 1:22 pm   37

Hi Jawad

Can you please reply. I purchased Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass at £23.99 but on Friday I noticed that it had gone down to £19.99. I have spoken to your customer services but they say it’s £19.99 plus vat. Can you comfirm the price as it is the first time you add vat after purchase.


    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:38 pm    

    The price was lowered quite quickly and anyone who purchased at the higher price is going to be refunded. We are currently working on this issue right now.

Sirpartyboi 16 May, 2012 @ 1:23 pm   38

good selection. hoping soon we could get some info on a youtube app for vita, or a browser update

Capt_Darling 16 May, 2012 @ 1:24 pm   39

I don’t often comment on the blog but this is a truly shocking update. Charging us for Max Payne DLC which is free in the states.
Still no free Uncharted 2 DLC
Massive Ubisoft sale in the US, EU…nothing! (I was looking forward to getting From Dust after avoiding purchase due to the shocking exchange rate).

Plus Rock of Ages.

Oh and are we ever going to get the Resistance 3 air fuel grenade DLC…free in the US.

iTemplario 16 May, 2012 @ 1:24 pm   40

No Sorcery soundtrack in Europe? 🙁

the1free_man 16 May, 2012 @ 1:24 pm   41

Guys, those of you who are too young to have played Deus ex, or just missed it first time around for some reason, get that game! Trust me, it’s incredible.

AsmodeanBT 16 May, 2012 @ 1:26 pm   42

Nothing interesting, as usual.

And still no Suikoden classics.

MUR0013 16 May, 2012 @ 1:26 pm   43

Max Payne 2?

Cringles88 16 May, 2012 @ 1:27 pm   44

Nothing for me this week. Pity there isn’t any good demos at all.

Really hope a Resistance or Gravity Rush demo comes out before release. Some sort of support, any support at all for the Vita would be welcomed.

Nightmare966 16 May, 2012 @ 1:29 pm   45

Anyone wondering on Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, last week it was revealed that it’s been postponed for June (Amazon UK has the right date).

On the other hand, any news on those Sonic avatars we were promised on the latest Sonic 4 Ep 2 post? Or are those already there and I haven’t noticed?

And last, any news on the flOw soundtrack? It’s sytrange it hasn’t released here yet, there were no issues with the Journey one 🙁

Thanks in advance Jawad 🙂

Ragnarok-NZ 16 May, 2012 @ 1:29 pm   46

Hi Jawad. Any chance that we will see Silent Hill Shattered Memories or Origins on PSN?
I’d like to be able to play them on my Vita.
And any news on psone compatibility for the Vita?

kivi95 16 May, 2012 @ 1:30 pm   47

Where is pinball arcade?

Oh and how about releasing Silent Hill Shattered Memories as a ps2 classic?

AlexPSN89 16 May, 2012 @ 1:31 pm   48

@ Jawad:

Hi there! Nice update, with Sonic… which ineveitably prompts my question: this week, instead of whining about Spyro (by the way, any news?), I’d like to ask why the 2D Sonic games (Sonic The Hedgehog CD and the two episodes of Sonic The Hedgehog 4) are limited to the PS3 only, considering the PSP has, essentially, more or less the same power as the PS2.

My problem, personally, is that… er, I own a PS1, a PS2 and a PSP, but no PS3, and even if I did, I’d rather play those games on a handheld anyway, so my question is… aside from the obvious (Rivals), will the 2D Sonic games ever see the light of day on a PSP? Because I’m not quite playing my PSP as much as other consoles lately, and those games would help a lot if they ever become available on PSP.

Thanks in advance. 🙂

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:44 pm    

    Different format, different development environment and other sorts of technical barriers.

Mister_G 16 May, 2012 @ 1:31 pm   49

Good update thanks.

Will we ever get Dark Souls dynamic themes though?

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:44 pm    

    I will find out but probably not something that will happen.

Querdenker 16 May, 2012 @ 1:32 pm   50

@25 and @32

A PixelJunk sale has been running for a week now. Have a look at last week’s Store Update post. The €0.99 price tag for Monsters, Racers, Shooter, and Eden was only for PS Plus members, though.

Huono_peleis 16 May, 2012 @ 1:33 pm   51

No “Rock of Ages” then. No surprise there. I think I rather buy the PC version than wait for weeks or months (or FOREVER!) for it’s EU release. Full Steam ahead!

What is it this time BTW? QA? Licensing problems in Albania? Or the publisher Atlus simply didn’t bother after all the pain that was releasing Trine 2 in Europe?

Now that “Velocity” has it’s general release(except in Poland ofcourse) can we finally expect it to appear to the Plus section aswell?

Badmofo1977 16 May, 2012 @ 1:34 pm   52

not a good week at all. not gonna renew plus membership on the basis that usa get better value. please just for one week can u answer why they get more free content? ie.max payne 3 dlc

indi69 16 May, 2012 @ 1:34 pm   53

I really dont understand why every week someone is begging for particular avatars!
They’re pointless.
Beg for something more interesting like Suikoden II

Fr34kyUK 16 May, 2012 @ 1:35 pm   54

Why are you charging for the MaxPayne DLC when others have had the chance to have it free???

It aint even out in the UK yet, but you are punishing us by making us pay for it.

Here is one link

quidditys_shore 16 May, 2012 @ 1:35 pm   55

just the trial of 4am for me

carrying on from carnivirus prime, any chance of increasing the online storage? i recently had the horror of my 60GB PS3 dying 🙁 just a week after i’d installed a 1TB harddrive, redownloaded & reinstalled everything 600GB! i had to by a new PS3 & do the same again, I lost alot of save data due to mainly 1 game, mafia 2 take up 52MB of the 150MB you get!
would it be possible to increase the storage, ideally to 300MB? i’m someone who keeps games & hardly ever trades them in as well as buying alot of PSN games.

also can we please please please have a better folder system on the PS3? i’ve got 279 PS3 games & its hard to trawl through them. even if you could organise by title it would be a big improvement.
ideally they’d be split into

full games
PS+ games (I.E. those that are only free whilst still paying for PS+)

also for PSP & vita games a folder to store them in rather than have then all listed & unable to file away (because they are there to be “installed” onto the handhelds). same should go for PSone & minis or atleast have them filed alongside their already installed version.

if you are unable to help could you let me know who to ask, thanks

mxk1000 16 May, 2012 @ 1:38 pm   56

As always the US Store gets the good deals/freebies.

Still, it looks like it’s the same old download for me again. Free car on Motorstorm RC.


ActRmx- 16 May, 2012 @ 1:38 pm   57

hi jawad, just confirming the release of virtua fighter 5 final showdown we be released on the 7th of June. Sega confirmed this. But after problems i.e. mortal kombat kollection & trine 2 I just want to confirm that it will indeed meet its intended release. Thanks for your help.

pb-live 16 May, 2012 @ 1:41 pm   58

Still no sign of more PSP compatible games for the Vita in Europe.

The US has just had an update with another big bunch of PSP games being made compatible. In Europe we’ve yet to get the first batch of updates from near launch. No Monster Hunter, no Burnout (Legends or Dominator) and many other classic titles missing.

With few Vita releases, Sony should be at least trying to get existing content working, it shouldn’t be too hard considering it’s already been done for US and Asia.

Please respond and give us some idea when new PSP games are being added and what is Sony’s official response on this.

I really think Sony’s upper echelons of PR should be more open and respond to criticism. It’s not fair on Jawad and those who have to respond to customers but don’t get any joy from those further up. We need some sort of feedback process that is more transparent.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 3:59 pm    

    I’ll try and find out what the plan is for letting you guys know of PSP compatablity. I know there are ideas being thrown about but things may have moved on.

Izorpo 16 May, 2012 @ 1:42 pm   59

actually it has been proven that the Mayans never predicted life on the earth ending in 2012 – you would be amazed at the things you find out watching documentaries on the Mayans – but that doesn’t make great telly – having said that my cats are disappointed as they were expecting to rise to power and take over the earth subjecting humans to bend to their every whim and dangle string relentlessly in front of them

personally I’m holding out for another planet to come crashing into ours or even better for a zombie apocalypse – either scenario i’m on the roof with a bottle of Makers Mart.

good to see All Zombies Must Die on sale have been wanting to pick that up

ESPGANESAIII 16 May, 2012 @ 1:42 pm   60

Just a question.

Do you know when the next batch of Warriors Orochi 3 DLC is going to appear.


Querdenker 16 May, 2012 @ 1:43 pm   61


About grouping your games into folders: You can group your games by their album names. Of course you’d have to give all your games album names first. To do this, highlight a game in the Game section of the XMB, press the triangle button, and select Information. In the following screen you can enter an album name.


pb-live 16 May, 2012 @ 1:43 pm   62

I’d second #54 and those others who have asked for a reorganising of the PSN store download list. Organising by name, date or type would be good.

Wraith_Bringer 16 May, 2012 @ 1:44 pm   63

Hi Jawad,

This’ll be the third week on the row asking so please get back to me.

I want a digital copy of NHL 12, I held off buying a retail copy when I heard it was going digital. Problem is £57.99 is a joke, the game is over six months old and they won’t be supporting it anymore before long.

Can you see if EA are willing to move on this price? Becuase GAME, Bee, HMV and other retailers are charging £24.99 new and £19.99 pre-owned because of the online pass. Otherwise I’ll just go retail.

I’m not having a go at you or Sony, I know you don’t decide upon the price, but that is stupid and I’m not having it.

Many thanks bud!

pb-live 16 May, 2012 @ 1:45 pm   64

@60 – they meant the downloads in the download or purchase history lists, rather than the games already on the hard drive. Though, to be honest,this needs to be sorted better as well with more folder options.

EternalChaos72 16 May, 2012 @ 1:46 pm   65


pb-live 16 May, 2012 @ 1:46 pm   66

@62 – last proper response I saw on this, the reason was that it was to do with competition laws and that the prices had to reflect the retail price to prevent competition with stores. Although the stores do sell the games at a discounted price, some still sell at retail value.

Megaace 16 May, 2012 @ 1:47 pm   67

The Vita support is a joke. I am going to sell the console.

Where is Pinball arcade????!!!!!!

squidward88 16 May, 2012 @ 1:48 pm   68

ok so some years back when sega brought out the mega drive ultimate collection i was wondering will they be doing one for the sega saturn cause the was a bunch of saturn games i would like to play again

Bad_Odds 16 May, 2012 @ 1:51 pm   69

Another request here for The Pinball Arcade. Please at least give us a date for it, trying to decide whether to spend my PSN credit on Sonic 4 Ep II or wait for Pinball Arcade/Doctor Who.

Roxas598 16 May, 2012 @ 1:51 pm   70

Hey jawad

Little request can you please arrange that the playstation move section of the store is fixed? Its got things like prototype 2,bad company 2,max Payne 2 and themes a well all of which dont work with move and its really annoying going through to find one that’s actually compatible.

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 4:04 pm    

    I have passed this on to the guys who sort through the content.

Bilsta96 16 May, 2012 @ 1:57 pm   71

Are we ever gonna get devil may cry avatars :@

SIMCUP74 16 May, 2012 @ 1:57 pm   72

Pinball arcade still not on store !

SIMCUP74 16 May, 2012 @ 1:57 pm   73

Pinball arcade still not on store !

vickaz91 16 May, 2012 @ 1:58 pm   74

still no spyro i know these things take time but surley not 3 YEARS

Bgjknpqswvyu 16 May, 2012 @ 2:01 pm   75

Is there any news on Machinarium coming onto PSN soon Jaward?

Bahamut_MW 16 May, 2012 @ 2:09 pm   76

Hi Jawad, any news about persona 3 Fes on europe? I really would love to play the game.
And no free velocity mini for plus? Oh well…

vonhammer 16 May, 2012 @ 2:10 pm   77

If Deus Ex was the PC version,or HD remaster I wouldn’t hesitate buying it.

Bealinator 16 May, 2012 @ 2:12 pm   78

Hello Jawad,

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is (finally!!!!) out next week after x amount of delays. If only we had a time machine to forgo these delays! My question is this: how much will it cost to download? And will there be some sort of incentive to buy both PS3 and PSV versions? Love my Doctor Who, but I couldn’t imagine paying £15ish each for two copies of the exact same game. Will it be around £15? And is the physical RRP £19.99?

And please, please, please encourage some God of War avatars!

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 4:10 pm    

    I’m currently not aware on the price. At the moment only the PS3 version is due.

green_shorts 16 May, 2012 @ 2:15 pm   79

What an appalling sheet update! getting worse every week

Dirtyshubb 16 May, 2012 @ 2:16 pm   80

Is there any news on when Killzone Liberation will be compatible with PS Vita? I didnt realise at the time how bad the current support was for PSP games and bought it, only to find out it didnt play on it, even though it does in the US!

taurus82 16 May, 2012 @ 2:23 pm   81

Just 4am and the Eboy Avatar Bundle for me this week?

Does SCEE ever read and implement PlayStation.Blog Share ideas?
When do we get Auditorium HD, realMyst?
Music visualisations by Abstract Birds, ApexVJ, SoundSpectrum, Paul Prudence?

    Jawad Ashraf 16 May, 2012 @ 4:12 pm    

    We’re aware of what consumers are talking about. Some things are easier to implement than others and naturally with this, some things are also quicker to occur than others.

    No date on either though I have made some noise internally on Auditorium so hopefully that won’t be overly long.

    I’m actually not aware of these.

HiddenAway 16 May, 2012 @ 2:33 pm   82


Any idea if PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe is being made available for Vita today? As per one of the programmer’s tweets:

Thanks in advance!

Amy_Belgium 16 May, 2012 @ 2:35 pm   83

another wednesday another joke i mean seriously were the hell are the promised capcom avatars? we want game avatars not crappy studio avatars come on is it gonna be like this every update ? & were’s Music Jam that game was released yesterday on the Usa store 4th week without decent avatars this is beyond awfullness 🙁

Maxdamage999 16 May, 2012 @ 2:40 pm   84

I don’t know if this is worth pointing out,but some of the psp games that work for the ps vita don’t seem to show up on the ps vita store but on the ps3 store they do,like capcom classic collection does not show up on the vita store but does on the ps3 and say’s it work’s with psp & vita,plus monster hunter unite seems to come up in the vita search but does not state it works with the vita.Could you tell me if it does work?

ElWaster 16 May, 2012 @ 2:43 pm   85

Vita support is a utter joke, not even psone support yet after 3 months of EU release and since 2011 in JP! Sony need to pull their finger out!

Connor_mufc_1985 16 May, 2012 @ 2:45 pm   86

SCEE is a huge failure


And again the US is taking it´s customers serius and the UK staff of the EU part is drinking beer and doing nothing for their customers. Poor service Sony!

MP_is_for_Chumps 16 May, 2012 @ 2:55 pm   88

Can we have some nice new avatars from;

Dead or Alive 5
Yakuza Deaad Souls
Resistance 3

….added to the store please 🙂

GhostViper 16 May, 2012 @ 2:58 pm   89

Do you guys have a TARDIS so I can jump to next week? 🙂
And do you guys know if there will be any Doctor Who avatars?

BigPaja 16 May, 2012 @ 3:01 pm   90

Hello Jawad!

1. Flow Soundtrack
What’s going on? Why hasn’t it been published yet? Is the translation of this item’s description too difficult or something?

2. Previews
Sometimes there is content doesn’t have any kind of preview when it definitely requires one. For example, 92 (!) PS1 games, including the recently released Twisted Metal, and 3 NeoGeo games lack a preview. They don’t have even a single screenshots to them. What’s up with that? Unless it’s an avatar or a soundtrack or that particular piece of content is free (demos, trailers), it always needs to have a preview.

NiroseDK 16 May, 2012 @ 3:03 pm   91

any news on star wars battlefront renegade squadron coming to ps vita

FBZ1501 16 May, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   92

Vita support please!!!
A demo for Gravity Rush and Resistance please, not too much to ask before the games are out!

An increase in the Cloud storage is badly needed too along with a select all copy feature.

Amy_Belgium 16 May, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   93

just put a custom avatar creator if you can’t get decent avatars i mean this is awful US costumers are always happy & EU costumers are always disappointed enough is enough we pay same money ( even more than US ) how hard can it be to get decent content huh?

BigPaja 16 May, 2012 @ 3:09 pm   94

3. Warhawk for PS1
When will it be available to us non-plusers?

I really don’t like it when PS1 and PS2 games get released at such a slow pace. Remember my two huge lists, Jawad? The list of PS1 games is still 459 titles long and the PS2 list still counts 648 titles. It was a good feeling when I could scratch Deus Ex off that list and I know I’ll be able to do it the next week and the week after that as well. Square-Enix will be releasing Conflict: Desert Storm II and Conflict: Vietnam respectively, according to their blog post.

Amy_Belgium 16 May, 2012 @ 3:11 pm   95

also where’s the Last of Us ellie avatar ? we got joel but no sign of ellie yet.

NewDust 16 May, 2012 @ 3:16 pm   96

Hi Jawad,

Could you forward to the store-team that Datura no longer has a PS+ discount (atleast in the Dutch store)? I’m planning to buy both Datura and PJ 4 a.m. to put my Move-controller to work.

ant1012 16 May, 2012 @ 3:18 pm   97

Yay! More FFXIII-2 DLC! =D

No mid month PS plus freebies?

supersmith2500 16 May, 2012 @ 3:23 pm   98

*sigh* Still no good content for the Vita. Let me tell you where are the other free apps as promised and why is there no Plus content? SCEE fails yet again but I will pick up Sonic 4: Ep. II on Friday though and that’s about it.

Seriously Sony if there is not enough awesome games or apps for this I’m selling it and sticking to 3DS. It did minor freezes on me when I tried to switch the Vita. I mean the Vita only has like 4-5 good retail games worth buying while others are just crap.

And here’s the kicker, PS3 got strong in Europe and Xbox 360 could take over the best-selling console throne for Europe if these complaints keep coming up. I’m sick of them already it’s going be end up every week now. I’m sorry Jawad but the staff at SCEE needs to get a grip and listen to their European gamers for a change. This is starting to get unfair in terms with US gamers getting better content and cheap prices than us while Europe gets nothing, crap games and poor pricing. People might agree with me on this.

Crimson_1234 16 May, 2012 @ 3:29 pm   99

played the trial of sonic 4 ep2 of the US store cant believe you only get 2 minutes to complete the level bit of a joke really when you wanna take your time knowning where to go and not die

any chance of asking sega if they plan on releasing that pinball add-on for sonic generations and any plans on releasing sonic the hedgehog 3 and sonic & knuckles to the collection with the lock-on feature for sonic 1,2 & 3

    Jawad Ashraf 17 May, 2012 @ 10:03 am    

    Sega will be the first to reveal anything of this kind so I won’t be able to help you out there.

Mlyneq 16 May, 2012 @ 3:30 pm   100

Hi there,

As we know, we’ve already have all three Resident Evil games for PS1. There is another one RE game – Gun Survivor. I know, that is a little crappy game, but is there any chance to get this one on PSS?

chrisy21 16 May, 2012 @ 3:31 pm   101

I can’t see the Resident Evil or Fallout NV all DLC in one bundle on the sale list.

Commandofin 16 May, 2012 @ 3:35 pm   102

I think over one and a half month ago I asked about the possibility of Shadow of the Colossus OST being placed into the store and was told that they would look into it. Any update regarding that?

Nishkaru 16 May, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   103


can i get the full name and a contact number or email to whom is in head of charge in over seeing the vita in Europe. i have some concerns i want heard by the top

Thank You

BigPaja 16 May, 2012 @ 3:37 pm   104

@49 Mister_G

I wouldn’t count on the Dark Souls dynamic themes making it over here. So I made myself a Japanese PSN account and stumbled my way through their Store and got the themes there. If You really want the themes, I suggest You make Yourself a JAP PSN account like I did. There are tutorial on how to do it on the web. And You don’t even need a real address!

SteDE 16 May, 2012 @ 3:40 pm   105

Are the PixelJunk games going to remain on sale? Unfortunately I’ve not had home internet access for the last week and won’t until next Tuesday so hopefully i’ll still be able to get a few at that price!

Alan2112 16 May, 2012 @ 3:49 pm   106

Weekly Vita update consist of 2-3 Motorstorm RC cars. It’s beyond a joke a this stage. No retail or PSN games since launch. Only reason i haven’t sold it is because it has great potential and i don’t want to make a loss on it. I am looking forward to Resistance, hopefully things will pick up soon. Also is PS1 compatibility coming?

Stonesthrow 16 May, 2012 @ 3:50 pm   107


ninja_tom 16 May, 2012 @ 3:59 pm   108


I am interested in knowing about Vita compatibility for:

Killzone Liberation
Fat Princess
Loco Roco Midnight Carnival
Thexder Neo

Plus PSOne compatibility.


Bahamut_MW 16 May, 2012 @ 4:00 pm   109

Hey Jawad, wasn’s Datura supposed to have 20% discount for two weeks? Cause i was gonna buy it and the discount seems to be gone.

KukooK 16 May, 2012 @ 4:00 pm   110

For everyone looking for Vita content – please check out Velocity! Its a minis title so will run on Vita – lots of the review sites are saying its actually the best game on the platform (current metacritic rating of 93)!

eoghaner_2k10 16 May, 2012 @ 4:02 pm   111

I thought that there was class stuff (sonic 4 episode 2,the men in black costumes for LBP)

Bovrillor 16 May, 2012 @ 4:04 pm   112

LMAO @ the Apocalypse Sale. ‘Lonesome Road’ for New Vegas costs MORE in the sale than it was previously, even with the Plus discount (it was 5.60 when I bought it, now it’s 7.19).

Furthermore, all the other Fallout goodies (which admittedly I begged for) are still more than twice the price that XBL and Steam users paid for them in their sales which were over a year ago. C’mon guys, you can do better than this.

JoBot8000 16 May, 2012 @ 4:05 pm   113

Hi Jawad, any news on us getting Red Faction II on PS2 Classics? I see it was released on the US store yesterday so I was hoping it would be for EU too?

DAYDANNY666 16 May, 2012 @ 4:13 pm   114

Good Job!

quidditys_shore 16 May, 2012 @ 4:16 pm   115

my question may have got lost as it was a long post! LOL

could we have the cloud storage increased, maybe doubled?

my 60GB PS3 died & i lost lots of save files due a few lager saves, biggest being mafia 2 52MB!

if you dont know then do you know who i can ask? thanks

AndyBeans 16 May, 2012 @ 4:20 pm   116

@95 They haven’t released the Ellie avatar because they’ve just redesigned her character model… they seem to have replaced something realistic with a waxy Madame Tussauds model 🙁

RenegadeDaryl 16 May, 2012 @ 4:20 pm   117

When are we going to get the spyro games? If there’s a problem with the eu versions can’t you just release the us versions as imports?

Also when will we see max payne 2 on the store?

Darlo-Richie 16 May, 2012 @ 4:22 pm   118

OK, maybe the way I worded my previous comments come off as rude but I’m really frustrated with SCEE.

My point with Legend of Dragoon is that its a Sony published game and I’m angry seemingly nothing was done to get us release day parity with the US, if its an emulation issue, well you have the NTSC version, isn’t that one of the points of PSOne imports in the first place?

Please answer.

NekuShibuya 16 May, 2012 @ 4:23 pm   119

Any idea on a PSN release of Fate/Extra for PSP, would love to get this for my Vita. It’s out in the states on psn so was wondering when we’d see a psn release.

AndyBeans 16 May, 2012 @ 4:23 pm   120

@Nishkaru Good look with that, Sony heads don’t talk to their customers, especially us second-class ones outside the US.

nineteen19s 16 May, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   121

It’s a bit annoying that the US store gets discounts on all the Prince of Persia games along with Beyond Good & Evil HD. Why don’t we get that? :@

SteDE 16 May, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   122

Could someone please list the price of the New Vegas DLC bundle with plus discount?

skandri7 16 May, 2012 @ 4:25 pm   123

hi jawad any sign of wake up club/treasure park

RedeyedRonin 16 May, 2012 @ 4:29 pm   124

@ Jawad Ashraf
so first usa get max 4 days early then they get ALL pre order bonuses at ONE STORE! then they get free dlc we dont as its not there….. ummmm really really wanna swear right now….bad

RedeyedRonin 16 May, 2012 @ 4:30 pm   125

@ Jawad Ashraf
so first usa get max 4 days early then they get ALL pre order bonuses at ONE STORE! then they get free dlc we dont as its not there….. ummmm really really wanna swear right now….bad

chrisandsheva 16 May, 2012 @ 4:33 pm   126

Same as others.. Why no VITA content.. And i Know that other regions Have more playable stuff. I Don’t want psp games. But IF scj and sca Can make Their (more) titles work then why not us (eu). Am really kicking myself for buying the VITA at launch, for instance out of curiousity i shopped around to price best trade-in or sell back offers, i myself spent £320 for a 3g, 16mb mem and uncharted, on launch day… And the ‘avarage’ trade in price for all this is now a mere £160… or 30to 40 Less if you opt for cash… Do i really need say much more ?… also i ‘hear’ rumours of price drops at E3, so prob take another £50 off that trade-in value… But why should ppl like yourselves working in their ‘ivory tower’ fantasy land thats known as scee care.

DizzyQViper 16 May, 2012 @ 4:36 pm   127

I suppose i should just give on ever seeing the Atelier Totori DLC fixed on the Dutch PSN store?

And what about the Disgaea 4 avatars? Are we supposed to have them or is it anther screw up on behalf of the one who is in the charge of the Dutch PSN store that we cant access them?

chrisandsheva 16 May, 2012 @ 4:48 pm   128

apparently (pigs-fly etc) the free dlc the US got is also free for us, twas just a minor posting error… i mean Jawad has only posted this reply about 6- times now… quite good, though old strategy… ie give misinformation So that when ppl complain (moan) Jawad or whoever can come riding up on a white horse and ‘try’ to make it look like scee Are matching the others, (US.etc)… But ‘some’ of us Have seen, even used this same tactic ourselves… But nice try though.
As for the US both having dlc And games early access… well thought you allready knew They HAVE to be first..

taurus82 16 May, 2012 @ 4:51 pm   129

Actually this line “Music visualisations by Abstract Birds, ApexVJ, SoundSpectrum, Paul Prudence?”
Was a more of a selection devs that Sony could contact to make more music visualisation for PS3.

bennyrafal 16 May, 2012 @ 5:03 pm   130

nice one on Deus Ex – but i think it could be better to try it on PC (better fps ratio, add ons etc)

btw, hello Jawad 🙂

chrisandsheva 16 May, 2012 @ 5:05 pm   131

while i am here (signed in etc) i have to say izorpos comment on page1 (?) made me smile. something about the mayans Not predicting the end of world.. not sure what docu you seen that has that veiw But wouldn’t mind watching it. But to go on and say it doesn’t make for interesting tv, well i guess some may not, but others certainly do… you prob know this, but.. the mayans had a ‘sport’ kinda like a cross between handball, football and ‘light’ rugby… it looked quite good to.. watching the reconstructions.. anyway the important (monthly) game was played morning of some star collaration (figures).. But the thing about it was that the losing teams captain lost his head… i mean can you even imagine playing And being captain in such a game/sport… Wasn’t a ‘forced’ thing either, as Everyone (able) wanted in, And to be captain.

CoolRichy008UK 16 May, 2012 @ 5:08 pm   132

ye add gta 3 vice san & stories ps2 games to ps store & fallout vegas as well if i ran sony id add fallout vegas with or without green light from makers

Doiley 16 May, 2012 @ 5:08 pm   133

Just installed both Snow and Lightning episodes for FFXIII-2 and the only one that shows up on load is Valhalla which im guessing is Lights episode, why isnt the snow ep showing up?

DSergey 16 May, 2012 @ 5:11 pm   134

Looks like I’m gonna buy Deus Ex for the third time now for the last few months (first on, then on Steam, then this one). =))

Hope it doesn’ have the same apect ratio problem on Normal Upscaler, as Max Payne has.
First Max Payne from PS Store look more like 3:3 rather then 4:3, and everything is stretched, so I have to switch to no upscaler (so it runs in 576p and readjust TV to 4:3).
Perhaps it’s PS2 emulator or something, as PSOne classics’ aspect seems to be fair original.

KungFuPigeon 16 May, 2012 @ 5:14 pm   135

Where has the Max Payne 3 Gorilla Warfare Pack gone?

EternalChaos72 16 May, 2012 @ 5:17 pm   136

jawad whats capcom email address?

ElTequillaz 16 May, 2012 @ 5:23 pm   137

Apparently the Borderlands Extravasplosion bundle seems only to pertain to BLES-00698, according to the product description. The single add-on’s however doesn’t seem to have this restriction. is this a error statement, or would paying the Bundle indeed for some reason make the add-on’s unplayable with a 00697 version? (which is the one I have, and I guess is prette standard EU version)

Please clarify this matter so us with 00697 disc’s can buy the bundle with safe mind

AL3MERH_2011 16 May, 2012 @ 5:32 pm   138

I want LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7(PS3)

Unicronic 16 May, 2012 @ 5:39 pm   139

Any news on upcoming Vita games?

The Vita has been a disaster so far and I hope that E3 shows there’s a reason to hold on to them.

Acteon 16 May, 2012 @ 5:54 pm   140

I’d just like to commend Jawad on the care he’s taken to answer so many posts 🙂

Regarding the whole US vs EU store, they moan just as much – the EU PSP sale makes games much cheaper over here for once, bizarrely Everyone’s Tennis works on Vita here, but not over there… It’s really quite bonkers how the same service be so different either side of the Atlantic.

RemyX-1988 16 May, 2012 @ 5:58 pm   141

All the Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC this week. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I (so I will get Episode Metal) and Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty for me.

But, there’s a catch. I need a working PS3 to download all that! Thank you Sony, for giving me a refurbished PS3 that broke AGAIN after a mere 3 months…

Guess I’ll have to wait for a new one to arrive… :'(

I am sad now…

ShadowhunterrX 16 May, 2012 @ 6:10 pm   142

Jawad and all PSN blog staff.

You guys are the best even with all the whiners/crybaby`s. You still are giving us nice answers !

Sonic time , retro time ! Sega..!!!

Je leeft , je ademt en je bent gezond. Droevig hoef je niet te zijn.

RareHero 16 May, 2012 @ 6:11 pm   143

Is there any word on when the EU store will be getting the 2 Long Mix BGM add-ons for Ridge Racer (Vita)?

I think these are the only bits of content that we are missing and whilst they may “only” be music add-ons they are something that were promised to us as part of the Gold and Silver Pass content and have been available on other (US and JP) stores for a while now.

diabloNL 16 May, 2012 @ 6:27 pm   144

No Pinball Arcade…what a bummer. 🙁

Are we ever going to see compatibilty for:

Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
Pinball Heroes

Vita really starts to let me down. 🙁 If the Vita content is coming so slow please give as at least more PSP games compatibility.

PhantomOfOpera 16 May, 2012 @ 6:46 pm   145

I have emailed several times and not once received a reply. I appreciate many people post on this blog but it would be nice to be acknowledge on one occasion.
Any plans to publish Closure which has come out in US weeks ago?

extermin8or_ 16 May, 2012 @ 7:09 pm   146

hmmm well I hope ps1 compatibly comes out on vita soon, with maybe ps2 to follow in the future; I’m certain the device is capable :p ont hat note where’s rayman revolution the ps2 classic I tried buying it off usa store but it’s in black and white on my sd tv only game i’ve had that issue with this gen 🙁 so I’m wondering when will EU be getting it?!

elixyneo 16 May, 2012 @ 7:15 pm   147

Hi Jawad what up? i have 2 questions.
1. Will persona 3, persona 4 and dragon quest 8 come for psn store europe?

2. Is it true that Shin tensei megami games like devil sagas nocturne or lucifer’s call will came to psn europe? i read it on some website… so im confused :S

thanks for you time!

residentSteve 16 May, 2012 @ 7:25 pm   148

@26 ratchet and clank is not out this Friday now it’s been put back until the 8th of next month.

mdogg91 16 May, 2012 @ 7:38 pm   149

Vita Compatibility with psp games is one of the main reason I chose not to purchase off the store.

Sony expect you to spend ridiculous prices for their online games and to then find out a couple years later that the the consoles successor isnt compatible with software that should work day 1.

And to top it all off Sony keep quiet on the whole subject,

TrappedUnderIce- 16 May, 2012 @ 8:23 pm   150

I have a real urge to play Digimon world 2003. Will it be coming to PS one classics any time soon?

Dutch_Rootsman 16 May, 2012 @ 9:31 pm   151

SCEE’s approach to the Vita is beyond negligent. Like the PSPgo, you’re pricing it into the ground. I’ve downloaded few games via PSN because they’re priced too high and I pick them up for (usually) much less at retail.

Disgaea 3 is 55 bucks via PSN and most retailers are selling it for 44 or less. I thought the idea was for digital releases to be cheaper?

Ah well, another failed Sony portable is inevitable with you clowns in the driving seat.

bartrentenaar 16 May, 2012 @ 9:43 pm   152

Why is the PS Vita still being so neglected compared to the ps3.. Please bring us the youtube app and bring out more games than one game every two months but the thing I hate most is that we don’t have a Playstation Video Store here in the Netherlands..

TenkoTAiLS 16 May, 2012 @ 9:52 pm   153

I would like to know where the NZ prices are on your store updates, they seem to have fallen off the posts lately. We don’t use pounds, euros or Australian dollars. So shouldn’t our currency be listed on the updates so us New Zealanders can see what price to expect like everyone else before we go logging in, get home from work etc?

I would be very surprised if we shared the Australian price what with the horrible currency exchange and all.

modhelius 16 May, 2012 @ 10:32 pm   154

And where’s Pinball Arcade? I own 2 PS3’s and over 200 PS3 games, but now I am seriously considering buying an Xbox instead because I’m starting to lose patience at that SCEE does not seem to care about us European players.

thefaceless 16 May, 2012 @ 11:01 pm   155

hi got a problem there seems to be a misprice on resident evil code veronica and resident evil 4 as each are £14 yet to buy the pair together its £16.99 any word on if the price of each seperate game will be reduced and the difference refunded?

DrakeonX 17 May, 2012 @ 1:37 am   156

I still think we need a Spyro PS1 Classics Collection here in EU.

I would buy that in an instant.

Rybo1314 17 May, 2012 @ 2:10 am   157

Will we ever see the Die Hard Trilogy in the PsOne classics section?

Also Max Payne 2 for the PS2 classics would be sweet 😀

Please relpy

EmperorLawlight 17 May, 2012 @ 3:33 am   158

– No Vita game
– No new game for PS+
– Exhorbitant prices for the Apocalyse “sale”. And $6.95 for 1 pixeljunk game while the US pays $1? Sometimes I really wonder who makes those decisions.

jfsebastian 17 May, 2012 @ 5:16 am   159

I’d just like to say kudos for adding Deus Ex to the store. It’s my all-time favourite and I highly recommend it to everyone. This game has a great story, lots of depth and with the branching decisions you have to make it has loads of replay value. BTW I second the notion of bringing Okami to the store too.

ChairyBoyArmy 17 May, 2012 @ 6:39 am   160

cult classic “the warriors” ps2 plz J, let me know if we are ever likely to see this. many thankings 🙂

    Jawad Ashraf 17 May, 2012 @ 9:30 am    

    I wouldn’t hold your breath. It COULD happen but right now there’s nothing in the pipelines.

mcaibuq2 17 May, 2012 @ 7:29 am   161

Jawad mate, wasn’s Datura supposed to have 20% discount for two weeks for Plus members? Cause i was gonna buy it and the discount seems to be gone.

Bahamut_MW 17 May, 2012 @ 7:44 am   162

Truly Jawad in last week’s update you said datura was 20% off for two weeks for plus, and now it’s gone. As a plus member im very disapointed as I was gonna buy it this week along with some pixeljunk games, but now i don’t think so.

hastings69 17 May, 2012 @ 8:09 am   163

Another dismal update.

What was the point (apart from making a quicj £) in releasing the PS Vita??? So far support = ZERO.

Still no Machinarium????

Gekidami 17 May, 2012 @ 8:09 am   164

Unless i’m totally blind and the search function on the Store doesnt work, the Max Payne 3 Gorilla Warfare Pack isnt on the French Store. Its just not there, everything else is so the Store was updated, but no MP3 DLC.

Digidevil4 17 May, 2012 @ 8:36 am   165

clearly buying a vita was a massive waste of money because apparently sony isnt even bothering to release content for it. no demos, no full games, no apps, no pricedrops. sod all….

Talvin 17 May, 2012 @ 8:37 am   166

I’m in the same boat as mcaibuq2, I was working away last week so I didn’t have the chance to buy the game with the discount. I know the information on this official blog is unreliable at the best of times, but is there any chance it will actually be discounted for the second week so I can buy it? It does seem quite interesting.

xchris2008x 17 May, 2012 @ 9:02 am   167

Vita support sucks

Anyone know the trade in value for the wifi model in the UK?

FlorinaKir 17 May, 2012 @ 9:06 am   168

also can we please please please have a better folder system on the PS3? i’ve got 279 PS3 games & its hard to trawl through them. even if you could organise by title it would be a big improvement.
ideally they’d be split into
full games
PS+ games (I.E. those that are only free whilst still paying for PS+)

You can set up your own folders. I’ve done that. I have one for Full Games, Demos, PSN, PS2 Classics and PS1 Classics

dirtyCAT79 17 May, 2012 @ 9:43 am   169

I don’t understand how sonic is not available on the vita when the HD version is out on the iPhone!!??
Pluss the ios HD version sells for £2.99 – versus the 9.99 Sony is asking for.

Are you even trying to remain competitive?
Do you even care about the vita or has it been forgotten about already.

How come apple get games like this launched on a phone and yet the entertainment giant Sony can’t even get anything half as good on a dedicated gaming device. Really doesn’t send out a good message.

Vannaa_Girl 17 May, 2012 @ 9:49 am   170

Thank you Jawad for answering so many of our concerns and questions epsecially regarding the Vita.

Just having any kind of answer is much better then the uncertainty. I really adore my Vita dispite the lack of ps updates lately but i was able to buy some really great rpgs off the store to last me until the content improves.

It would be great if you can keep us posted on psp support as you mentioned earlier.

We all just have to believe im Scee, they know they need to overhaul the company and i think gamers needs will be a good part of that 🙂 and we just have to be patient.

Keep up the great work, the Vita is just amazing too.

dgnfly 17 May, 2012 @ 10:14 am   171

seems SCEE still ignoring ppl with real questions and only going after one’s that hardly need awnsering.

TzV_85 17 May, 2012 @ 10:20 am   172

@ Jawad:


I’m a PS Plus subscriber from Bulgaria but when I browse for any updated content in the store, most of the freebies are missing – Ricochet HD, Rock of ages, Frogger Returns etc.

So I pay for PS Plus subscription and get nothing… just watching how other people in the EU store download content for free.

Why was created this store when it is empty?

Gekidami 17 May, 2012 @ 10:21 am   173

Jawad: So is the Friday date only for France? Also, i dont have MP3 yet (just wanted to grab the DLC in advance), but i see over on the French section of the EU PS Blog, someone (from Belgium apparently) is saying that the Gorilla mask is already in the multiplayer equipment list, and he’s wondering if it wasnt just included in the patch. Know anything about that? Like i said, i cant check myself.

    Jawad Ashraf 17 May, 2012 @ 11:09 am    

    I haven’t heard about the items being included through a patch.

    From what I’ve just been told this is a Friday release for all (that wasn’t mentioned above apologies).

Dudley0Neill 17 May, 2012 @ 10:35 am   174

So the US PS+ customers get a new release PSN game for free as a mid month treat and Europe ANZ gets nothing. Clearly it would make sense to offer something equivalent, would it not? Why should I be paying twice the US amount for Plus and only get half the service.

And yes I am still waiting for my replacement games for the months when you offered Lead and Gold, and also Soul Reaver (they were not released here in NZ). What has it been now? 18 months or more??

Xenonexe2558 17 May, 2012 @ 10:50 am   175

Would LOVE to see some Vita momentum. Why no PS1/2 back catalogue? Where is the Pinball Arcade and DLC? It’s been out a month in the US. Still nothing. I thought you guys would be mad for games which leverage PS3 & Vita crossovers. While we’re at it, where is the remote play that you promised us at launch?
You know the one that actually works, that lets us stream our PS3 to our Vitas over Wi-Fi? I want to leave my house and play my PS3. Make it do the things we know it can, this is the kind of stuff that will make Vita compelling. I want to use it for more than PSP gaming, I really do, it’s you guys that are keeping it from happening.

roryjoe_m 17 May, 2012 @ 1:12 pm   176

Nathy1991 I would also love Hogs of War on the PlayStation store as a ps1 classic!

Fr34kyUK 17 May, 2012 @ 1:30 pm   177

the SEN Store still says the MaxPayne 3 DLC is still £1.19 to buy…can you fix this as i dont want to be charged for something that should be free and you are saying it is resolved?

Fr34kyUK 17 May, 2012 @ 1:35 pm   178

Sorry i was looking at wrong thing the gorilla DLC aint showing on the Store…the above was the theme

Skookie30 17 May, 2012 @ 3:00 pm   179

ok i bought sonic episode 2 & own sonic episode 1 so where the hell is the bouns metal sonic episode don’t say it in the game i just look.

there single player mutilplayer & options. No extras.

BigPaja 17 May, 2012 @ 4:13 pm   180

@ Jawad’s response to 157 Rybo1314

What do You mean by “nope”?! The question was if we would “ever” see Die Hard Trilogy added to the PSOne Classics section. Are You saying that Fox or whoever owns the publishing rights told Sony that there is no chance at all of this game being re-released?

I hope You actually meant to say that Die Hard Trilogy is not among the games currently considered for emulation.

SergioDaly 17 May, 2012 @ 6:08 pm   181

i am here to put a +1 in the pile of people who wants the U2 DLC for free like US have…

supersmith2500 17 May, 2012 @ 6:14 pm   182

After playing, return to the main menu then load the game. You will then begin to play as Metal Sonic. What sucks about it is Episode Metal has crappy psychics like Episode 1 and there are only 4 levels to play on.

Having Die Hard Trilogy would be impossible to have on PSN since FOX Interactive is now considered defunct and so are Probe but no sure who owns Acclaim and Probe now.

SLEDGE_ 17 May, 2012 @ 6:48 pm   183

Hi, I logged in just to say this.
Please make the “Latest” in the VITA PS STORE display the LATES, and not everything from A-Z Thank you.

Also, the amount of stuff on the vita is to low.

    Jawad Ashraf 18 May, 2012 @ 11:06 am    

    I’ve let the guys know. Store arrangement is always an ongoing process.

Project2insanity 17 May, 2012 @ 7:11 pm   184

@BigPaja; Don’t worry, man, I can assist. When Jawad answered ‘nope’ to ‘Will we ever see the Die Hard Trilogy in the PsOne classics section?’, what he meant was ‘no’.

Shadowdragoon 17 May, 2012 @ 10:10 pm   185

Still not getting the Disgaea 4 DLCs? Did some reading on the NIS forums, seems that there was a similar incident whit the Netherlands PSN store, and then it was that scee in their infinite wisdom (read that as stupidity) demands support documents in native language of stores, What those suport documents are for, not us users, as we do not see them… scee quit this stupidity, most of Europe know English..

Next point, when will the following PSP games be avavible on the Store? The ones whit (VITA) is not vita compatible.
Astonishia Story (Vita)
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (Vita)
Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleap
Tales of Eternia
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Vita)
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth

Cross Region Gifting. WHEN?

de3bs0 17 May, 2012 @ 11:48 pm   186

Hi,I know you won’t but any chance when downloading a ps3 game patch we can download them in the background as there’s nothing worse then watching a download bar slow increase specily when you have slow Internet thanks.

Skookie30 18 May, 2012 @ 8:35 am   187

@ supersmith2500

thanks i shall try that out but is metal sonic playing on the same levels sonic are tales were on.

that is lame it said exclusive levels so i thought new levels. 😐

Klart 18 May, 2012 @ 4:58 pm   188

Jawad, I refer to posts 161 and 162:

The issue of Plus discounts disappearing before the announced date has happened before, I’ve seen it happen at least twice before. I remember it happening with one of the House of the Dead games.

Those surprises are quite unpleasant.

ElTequillaz 18 May, 2012 @ 7:46 pm   189

Hey Jawad, hope you get around to read this

Great work on the BorderLands Add-on bundle issue. Now it says 00697 required. Have a good one 🙂

Bahamut_MW 18 May, 2012 @ 10:47 pm   190

@Klart Indeed its quite unpleasant as it seems they can just make us believe they’ll have discounts for two weeks (and it’s even written on last weeks update) and then they’ll just screw us and finish it a week early without any heads up or anything. But as Jawad said he’s looking into it and i’ll trust he’ll find a way to fix this.

baggierdragon2 19 May, 2012 @ 9:31 pm   191

can we have battlefield 2 and driver los angelas for free that would be awswome we already had need for speed 2 shift unleashed

RoboAddy 20 May, 2012 @ 3:59 am   192

What we need on PSN:

Metal Slug Anthology
Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles

PSOne Classics:
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Also PSOne Support for Vita.

Please reply.

sidepipe 22 May, 2012 @ 8:45 am   193

Jawad – did you find out what was going on with The Pinball Arcade? Can we expect it this week or if not when?