‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 22nd August 2012

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Various new pieces of content and games are inbound this week including Retro/Grade – a different take on the classic shoot ’em up, Legasista – an RPG brought to you by NIS, The Expendables 2: The Videogame and more.

You will also find demos for the much talked about Sleeping Dogs and NFL 13 alongside trials (and the full game) of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and The Expendables 2: The Videogame.

A whole host of Uncharted 3 DLC content is also out today, new content for Sleeping Dogs, a multiplayer map pack for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and plenty more besides.

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.

PlayStation Plus


PS3 games

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL
It’s Toon v Toon as the best puncher wins all in Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL!



Price: £19.99/€29.99/AU$39.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 3512MB


Deep Black
A near future sci-fi tale of corporate espionage in a desperate fight for world supremacy. Deep Black features a unique mix of terrestrial and underwater combat.



Price: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 4646MB


The Expendables 2: The Videogame
The Expendables 2 videogame lets fans experience all the explosive moments from the recent movie, and play as their favourite stars in four-player co-op action.



Price: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in DE
File Size: 1104MB


JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is now in HD with full network support!



Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in AS, IN, IS, KU, NZ, QA, SU, SA, UA
File Size: 650MB


When science and technology have fallen into an age of mythology, one stalwart young man must venture into the mysterious Ivy Tower to save his sister. Create and recruit allies, battle monsters, avoid traps and loot dungeons in this Survival Action RPG, powered by bean sprouts!


Price: £17.49/€20.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, DK, FI, NZ, NO, PL, SE
File Size: 1605MB


Play a classic shoot ’em up… in reverse! Navigate deadly enemy waves and un-fire attacks in Retro/Grade, a mind-bending rhythm game by 24 Caret Games. Pick up a wireless controller or a PlayStation 3 guitar controller and help Rick Rocket restore the continuity of space-time, before a temporal anomaly rips the universe a new time-hole!


Price: £7.99/€9.99/AU$15.95
Availability: All
File Size: 303MB


Retro/Grade + Soundtrack
This bundle includes both the game and the soundtrack cheaper than if purchased separately.



Price: £10.99/€13.99/AU$21.95
Availability: All
File Size: 445MB

PS3 demos (free)

The Expendables 2: The Videogame
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in DE
File Size: 1104MB

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in AS, IN, IS, KU, NZ, QA, SU, SA, UA
File Size: 650MB

Madden NFL 13 demo
Availability: Not available in QA, RU, UA
File Size: 2106MB

NHL 13 demo
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in BU, HR, HU, IN, IS, KU, LU, PT, QA, SA, SL, ES, TR, UA
File Size: 1461MB

Availability: All
File Size: 303MB

Sleeping Dogs
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany
File Size: 2454MB


Strike Force Bowling
Strike Force Bowling takes the game of Ten Pin Bowling to new heights, featuring Practice, Challenge, Open, Skins, Golf and Tournament modes, as well as four-way multiplayer.



Price: £3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45
Availability:Not available in AU, BE, DK, FI, FR, DE, IT, LU, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, ES, SE, CH, UA
File Size: 247MB


Trigger Man
Trigger Man puts you in the shoes of the underworld’s toughest Mob enforcer. To survive, all you’ll have are your wits, muscle and street-smarts. Hunt out your opponents in realistic locations including deserted loading docks, fine restaurants and a casino.


Price: £3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, BE, DK, FI, FR, DE, IT, LU, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, ES, SE, CH, UA
File Size: 197MB


Urban Chaos
Urban Chaos throws you into the heart of a modern urban jungle at the turn of the millennium. To succeed you’ll need a lethal combination of stealth, physical agility and martial art skills as you interact with the city around you.


Price: £3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45
PEGI: 18
Availability:Not available in NZ


Dragon’s Dogma

  • Notice Board Quests – Service Pack (£5.49/€6.99/AU$11.45)
  • Notice Board Quests – The Chosen (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)

Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet 2

  • Autumn Seasonal Creator Kit

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

  • Amaranth (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • I Want To Know What Love Is (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • The End Of Heartache (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • Waiting For A Girl Like You (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • The Black Keys Pack 02 (£2.49/€3.99/AU$6.45)
  • Tighten Up (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • Lonely Boy (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • Howlin’ For You (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • Ashes (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
  • Circus Black (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • Don’t Ever Change (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • Forever In Lies (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
  • Grace Kelly (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
  • Hurricane (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • I Like Trains (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
  • Sampo (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
  • The Final Act (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
  • War In Heaven (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)


Saints Row the Third

  • Saints Row: The Third Planet Saints Pack

Prices: £4.49/€5.49/AU$9.25
Availability: All

Sleeping Dogs (Released 21st August)

  • Top Dog Gold Pack
  • The Red Envelope Pack
  • The High Roller Pack

Prices: (£1.99/€2.49/AU$4.25)
Availability: All

Spec Ops: The Line

  • Spec Ops: The Line Coop

Prices: Free
Availability: All

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron

  • Multiplayer Havoc Pack

Prices: £7.29/€8.99/AU$14.45
Availability: All

Uncharted 3

  • Various pieces of add-on content

Prices: Various (£0.40/€0.49/AU$90 +)
Availability: All


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

Price Drops

  • Sonic Adventure (£3.49/€4.49/AU$6.25)
  • Sonic Adventure DX (£1.99/€2.49/AU$4.25)
  • Renegade Ops (£6.49/€7.99/AU$12.95)
  • Renegade Ops – Complete Edition (£9.99/€12.99/AU$19.95)


  • Access Gamescom – Special: Day Two (GB Only)
  • Access Gamescom – Special: Day Three (GB Only)
  • PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale Trailer (Gamescom 2012)
  • Tearaway Trailer (Gamescom 2012) (Excluding Germany)
  • Access Episode 046
76 Author replies

Oh no :(

No counter strike:GO

Another F from SCEE

Unbelievable !!

EternalChaos72 22 August, 2012 @ 13:33

toss update! what else is new. jawad what avatars are coming next?


Hey Jewad, I notice Counter Strike isn’t in the update… what’s happened? Will we get a plus discount like the US?


Jawad’s away from his desk for the next few hours but will be online to answer queries later today. Hold tight.


Last weeks Alundra release had some emulation problems, I see now that the japanese icon has been fixed, but is it a new EBOOT with solid emulation?

Apperently the music is slowed down (best part of the game) and some FMVs are very slow too.

If not, when is this going to be fixed?



monkeypaw are aware of it and are looking at what the issue could be.

Yet still no YouTube app in EU -_-

Legasista for me!
Very excited and a brilliant update!

Being a Vita owner is becoming depressing…

S**t update, for some reason I’m not surprised.

Nothing for Vita?

Come on dudes, I offered up the dosh for this thing, please furnish me with at least some demos.

Sound shapes IS awesome, but we could do with more.


No Counter-Strike: GO reallly SCEEE ? ^_-


I’m afraid this is all I can say about Counter Strike at present:

Unfortunately Counter Strike has not been made available on the European PlayStation Store today and we apologise to those of you who were looking forward to playing it. We hope to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and will let you know if the situation changes.

Sounds great, especially JoJo.


I was really expecting Counter-Strike Go, what happened?


What do you mean?
You’ve got a UK flag next to your name, YouTube app has been available in the UK for a while now!

This isn’t the case for all EU countries though.

How about some discount for House of the Dead 4? Would be nice to have some dicounts fore core Move games once in a while.

Ultra lame update, not surprised for some reason though.

For those of you who want the PS3 youtube app, make an american account and download it from the american store.

But dont hope for much, its very slow, very buggy, you’re better of watching on your vita or a computer, trust me.

Tearaway Trailer (Gamescom 2012) (Excluding Germany)

Lol? Is even Tearaway too brutal now?

And it isn’t very smart not to mention Retro/Grade for Plus nor update the Plus picture. You can bet that it will confuse people and lead to many many questions.

chrisredfield_97 22 August, 2012 @ 13:36

asayaf plz i need you to answer to my question i’m asking you this kindly just tell me when assassin’s creed III avatars are going to come to ps store europe and one more thing what about the capcom avatars youy were thinking of putting in european ps store plz if you can reply to my questions i would be gratful by u and the ps team so have a nice day and plz reply it’s really important to me :)

Spyro The Dragon?


Next month hopefully but it’s not a promise.

hi jawad or sony staff please put tekken 4 on eu psn thank you


silent_strike95 22 August, 2012 @ 13:37

Wait what, no CS:GO?
Oh well.

i think you put the wrong ps+ image because retro/grade was supposed to be free lol also will urban chaos be 2.99 as reported in last weeks summer sale blog post?

redalertrules 22 August, 2012 @ 13:37

I was just wondering why is there always a week delay for these downloadable games? Will just get counter strike off steam

ryannumber3gamer 22 August, 2012 @ 13:37

Hey Jawad i got a few questions

1.When will the Playstation All-Stars beta be here?
2.I’m in no rush to play the Spyro games but how much more is there to do until they are ready? I really want to try Spyro 1 & 3 because i already got Spyro 2.
3.Will the Spyro games be free for plus members when they come?
Also could you ask Fred when The Last Guy codes are being sent. He said he would have them sent by Monday afternoon/Tuesday but i still didn’t get the code i won from the weekend debate.


I’m told they were sent out today, but clearly that hasn’t happened. I am chasing this. Really sorry this one has taken so long.

No CS:GO? Great…


Where is CS:GO?


Where is CS:GO?

counter strike is out for the xbox but why not ps yet?

Where is Counter Strike: Global Offensive?

I was expecting to see it included in this weeks EU store update as it was included in the US store update yesterday.

No Counter Strike?

I really was looking forward to that… I guess I shouldn’t assume


COUNTER-STRIKE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

were the [DELETED] global offensive

well I was interested in Legasista until I saw the price think I will wait until a price drop or sale(which will probably be never as NIS seems to remember Europe with their sales)

Cool demos..

aaah…no mass effect 3 price drop like US store :(

USA gets CS:GO and Way of the Samurai 4, we get Expendables 2.

Why even bother…


But.. but.. but.. but… Counter Strike…

What the balls, SCEE?


Where on earth are Closure and Dyad? Let me guess, the Closure devs gave up because SCEE cert is the worst.

Oh and RIP Sony Liverpool. Awful move Sony.


Still no Crunchyroll app. Is it ever coming? As there are actually Europeans who watch anime. Also I wish I was hired by blinking Capcom to sort out their slow as FUDGE avatars. I’m sure they don’t actually care.

That aside, I’ll try Sleeping Dogs & Jojo.


No plans for Crunchy Roll.

They’ve submitted a small handful I recall. These should hopefully release soon.

sort out the avatars on ps store! let us see the newest avatars!


Any chance of the original Transformers: War For Cybertron being released on PSN at any stage?


No Coutner Strike? Oh dear, what did you guys do now? Now all hell’s gonna break lose.

Other than that though, the update is fine :)

I think I understated my last post, I’m actually getting pretty bloody disapointed after shelling out on a Vita and not being rewarded for doing so with more games.

We’re not quite at “unreasonable” or “completely unacceptable” levels of title-drought…but week by week you are getting there.

So I hope for everyone’s sake you open up the taps and quench our thirsts soon because you are dangerously close to vita-fail at this rate.

I knew something was fishy about Counter Strike : GO, as there hasn’t been any of the usual hype here or mention of it coming up. Why aren’t we getting the game in the EU? I’m tempted to sack off the PS3 version and either get the Steam or Xbox 360 version. Was really looking forward to this.

Where are Metal gear solid 2 HD and metal gear solid 3 HD ?

Why am I not surprised?


I hope Spyro will come in around mid September or late August. Cant wait till they are released

No CS:GO and no Mgs2/3 HD?. Haha SCEE.

No separate Metal Gear HD games like in the US?


We will be getting them. There may be something next week.

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