‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 12th September 2012

Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Max Payne 3 – quite a lot of guns for the PS3 on PS Store this week. There’s not only guns, there’s also sporting action in the form of NHL 13 and a demo for FIFA 13, too.

However, this week’s batch of PS Vita titles are rather more placid. There’s Ecolibrium, a brand new discovery app where the aim is to create a balanced ecosystem of various plants and fantastical animals, and SunFlowers, a new title that lets you grow flowers to share with your friends.

PS Plus members – you lovely people get Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game added today and a 30% discount on Max Payne 3 (including R* Pass).

Jet Set Radiiioooooooooooooo! *queue ‘Humming the Baseline’ tune*

PS Plus types also get a one week jump on the super-fine, super-cool, super-awesome Jet Set Radio! Released on Dreamcast way back in the day, the time has come to relive this great game. Stylish visuals, funky tunes and fun gameplay – Jet Set Radio is not to be missed. Even better, you get a reduced price on top of access before anyone else.

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

Scott Pilgrim vs The World The Game – 100% discount

Jet Set Radio – 1 week exclusive to PS Plus members with reduced price of £5.49/€6.99

Max Payne 3 + R* Pass – 30% discount, two week offer

PS3 games

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition
Included in the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition is the Battlefield 3 game, Battlefield 3 Premium membership (including all five expansion packs) and a Multiplayer Head-Start Kit.
Price: £57.99/€69.99/AU$99.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All
File Size: 13GB

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Modern Warfare is back. The best-selling first person action series of all-time returns with the epic sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, thrusting players on a cinematic thrill-ride.
Price: £57.99/€69.99/AU$99.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All
File Size: 8236MB

Machinarium (released 6th September 2012)
An award-winning adventure game by Amanita Design, now available for PlayStation 3.
Price: £6.49/€7.99/AU$12.95
Availability: All
File Size: 184MB


Max Payne 3
For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are wounds that refuse to heal. No longer a cop, close to washed up and addicted to pain killers, Max takes a private security job in São Paulo. As events spiral out of control, Max finds himself alone in a strange city, desperately searching for the truth and fighting for a way out.
Price: £31.99/€39.99/AU$59.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Max Payne 3 + R* Pass

Purchase the Max Payne 3 Bundle and get the original game plus the Rockstar Pass at a discounted price. The Rockstar Pass gives you access to all add-on content packs releasing through the end of 2012.
Price: £39.99/€59.99/AU$89.95 (reverts to £49.98/€69.98/AU$89.90 from 26/09)
PEGI: 18
Availability: All


Red Johnson’s Chronicles – One Against All
Price: £6.49/€7.99/AU$12.95 (free trial available)
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in NZ
File Size: 2756MB



The Walking Dead – Episode 3: Long Road Ahead (Released 7th September 2012)
Episode three of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning series. As they head out of Macon, the group’s progress is derailed by accusations of treachery from within. Purchase of this additional content requires The Walking Dead – Episode 1: A New Day.
Price: £3.99/€4.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ
File Size: 636MB

NHL 13 (Releases 14th September 2012)
Featuring the biggest innovation for the franchise in six years, NHL 13 accurately captures the speed, creativity, and strategy of today’s NHL with revolutionary True Performance Skating.
Price: £57.99/€69.99/AU$99.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in IS, KU, LU, PT, SA, SP, UKR
File Size: 7478MB

PS3 demos (Free)

F1 2012 demo
Availability: Not available in RU, UKR
File Size: 1504MB

FIFA 13 demo
Availability: All
File Size: 1534MB

Resident Evil 6 demo (releases on 18th September 2012)
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany

WRC 3 demo
Availability: Not available in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine
File Size: 1169MB

PS Vita games

Bring harmony to virtual ecosystems full of amazing and fantastical creatures and plants. Strike a perfect balance to keep your animals and plants alive, and trade different species with your friends.
Price: Free
Availability: All
File Size: 274MB

Say it with SunFlowers! Take control of the Sun, grow the most beautiful flowers and offer them to your soulmate or your friends.
Price: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ
File Size: 98MB


PS Vita demos/trials

Availability: All
File Size: 274MB

Availability: Not available in AU, NZ
File Size: 98MB


Prices: £2.49/€2.99
Availability: UK Only

Enchanted Cavern
Prices: £1.99/€2.49/AU$4.25
Availability: Not available in Turkey


Ghost Recon Future Soldier

  • Raven Strike

Prices: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95
Availability: Not available in Turkey

Quantum Conundrum

  • IKE-aramba!

Prices: £1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45
Availability: All

Rock Band

  • Bent
  • How Far We’Ve Come
  • Matchbox Twenty Pack 01
  • She’S So Mean
  • The Obsidian Conspiracy
  • RBN 2.0
  • Built To Grind (Rbn 2.0)
  • Frontier Factory: Remanufactured (Rbn 2.0)
  • Say Sayonara (Japanese Version) (Rbn 2.0)
  • Wasted (Rbn 2.0)


Sleeping Dogs

  • Street Racer Pack

Prices: £2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95
Availability: All

Tales Of Graces F

  • 300,000 Gald (#1) (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)
  • Asbel’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
  • Attachment: Cardboard Mask (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
  • Attachments: Angel Set (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
  • Attachments: Turtlez Set (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
  • Cheria’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
  • Hubert’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
  • Level Up +5 (#4) (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
  • Malik’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
  • Pascal’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
  • Richard’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
  • Sophie’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)

Availability: All

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron

  • Dinobot Destructor Pack

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

Warriors Orochi 3

  • Jin Strikeforce Costume (£3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45)
  • Shu Strikeforce Costume (£3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45)
  • Stage Pack 8 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
  • Stage Pack 9 (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
  • Wei Strikeforce Costume (£3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45)
  • Wu Strikeforce Costume (£3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45)

Availability: Not available in NZ


Derrick The Deathfin

  • Bearo Coldo
  • Fishus Intelligentus
  • Fishus Trianglus
  • Jellius Strawberrius
  • Pufferius Boxius
  • Sharkus Derrickus
  • Snapsnip
  • Snipsnap
  • Toothus Massivus
  • Turtlos Stonigus

Smobile Themes

  • Attack Of The Zombies 2
  • Attack Of The Zombies 3-Axe Zombie
  • Attack Of Zombies 1-Dead Head
  • Attack Of Zombies 1-Zombie Mob
  • Attack Of Zombies 3-Axe Zombie Torso
  • Comic Hero-Comet
  • Comic Hero-Comet V2
  • Comic Hero-Fang
  • Comic-Fang V2
  • Death Dealer 1
  • Death Dealer 1-Scythe
  • Death Dealer 2-Caped Skull
  • Death Dealer 2-Cementary
  • Death Dealer 2-Dark Castle
  • Death Dealer 3-Cape
  • Death Dealer 3-Demon
  • Death Dealer 3-Fang Skull
  • Death Dealer 3-Throne
  • Dietrich-Vampire Hunter
  • Dietrich-Vampire Hunter V2
  • Gangsters 1-Og
  • Green Zombie
  • Green Zombie Torso
  • Pirate 1-Morgan
  • Pirate 1-Morgan2
  • Pirate 1-Treasure
  • Pirate Theme 1-Galleon
  • Pirate Theme 1-Gun

Niko Maki Themes

  • Bad Bread
  • Bugged
  • Love Woim
  • Lycanshroom
  • Mr. Jelly Goo
  • Rug Bandit

Darksiders 2

  • Death

The Studio Avatars

  • Koa Avatar
  • Jules Julien Avatar Bundle 1
  • Jules Julien Avatar 1
  • Jules Julien Avatar 2
  • Jules Julien Avatar 3
  • Jules Julien Avatar 4
  • Jules Julien Avatar Bundle 2
  • Jules Julien Avatar 5
  • Jules Julien Avatar 6
  • Jules Julien Avatar 7
  • Jules Julien Avatar 8

Move Fitness Avatars

  • Move Fitness Avatar Bundle 1
  • Move Fitness 01
  • Move Fitness 05
  • Move Fitness 07
  • Move Fitness 08
  • Move Fitness 10
  • Move Fitness Avatar Bundle 2
  • Move Fitness 02
  • Move Fitness 03
  • Move Fitness 04
  • Move Fitness 06
  • Move Fitness 09
  • Move Fitness Avatar Bundle 3
  • Move Fitness 11
  • Move Fitness 12
  • Move Fitness 13
  • Move Fitness 14
  • Move Fitness 15


  • Access TV – GB only
  • Of Orcs And Men Summer Trailer – Not available in AU, NZ, TR
  • Cape Fur Trailer – Not available in AU, NZ, TR
  • Game Trailer Schlag Den Raab – Das 3. Spiel – AT, DE, CH only
  • Grid 2 Announcement Trailer – Not available in AT, BE, DK,FI, LU, NO, PO, RU, SE, CH, UA
  • Lost Planet 3 Gamescom Trailer – Not available in DE
  • Ntg Official Voices – Not available in AU, BE, DK, FI, FR, DE, IT, LU, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, ES, SE, SW, UK
  • Resident Evil 6 Re.Net Trailer – Not available in DE
  • Sleeping Dogs Launch Trailer – Not available in DE
  • The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes Summer Trailer – Not available in NZ, TU, DE, AUS
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Hi Jawad

Please answer

1. I am looking to purchase Trine 2 but cant seem to find it, its not in the `All Games` section under section `T`, I can see the original Trine but cant find Trine 2 can you put it next to the original Trine as I cant seem to find Trine 2 at all.

2. Are there any updates on Crash Bash and Wallace and Gromit’s grand adventures?

Many thanks


1. It’s still on the store. Please use the search function if you’re unable to see it.

2. No updates.

£58.00 for MW3, where is the logic in that, these prices are not based on reality.

Where is Counter-Str… Oh, forget it.


Sorry :(

It’s the standard stock response from me again – I have no information to share.

can we get shadow of the colossus on the ps+ IGC please

Any news on Counter Strike?


See post #3.

No information this week either…

yea mw3 is way way way overpriced and battlefield 3 aswell !!!!

hey jawad i went to purchase red dead redemption avatars but like all of them have missing pictures on them and its the same on the ps plus section with me aswell is there a glitch or have they been removed ??


RDR should be fine however, the Plus section is experiencing issues. We’re looking at a resolution ASAP.

Carnivius_Prime 12 September, 2012 @ 13:35

Pass. There’s nothing I want. However I did just pay for the discounted Plus sub to extend mine til next November. It’s nice seeing that 1GB cloud save space on my system now. :D


The prices for Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, both coming up to a year old, show why a digital only future is a long, long way off.


EA – Please Die.


Can anyone explain why NHL 13 is 57.99 yes, thats FIFTY SEVEN pounds, when it’s £39 in the shops?

No one in their right mind would purchase at that price, so why put it on the store?


I definitely appreciate Scott Pilgrim for free – I was gonna buy that recently anyway.

The US got Double Dragon Neon yesterday, with no online multiplayer and a promised patch. So are we having to wait until the game has had that feature implemented before we get it? I was really looking forward to it.


It’s definitely coming and will be for PS Plus, too. It should be out later this month.


Hi, by any chance do you guys have any news on teh Amazing Spider-Man dlc? theres a space for it on your store but nothing is available within that space.

Plus any exciting ps1 titles coming soon that you can tease? :)

FghtOffUrDemons 12 September, 2012 @ 13:37

Is there any chance we could get imports of Parasite Eve 1,Spyro 1,2+3,legend of dragoon,Chrono cross and chrono trigger?
There are quite a lot of people who would like these games.

hey jawad just wondering if you know if there will be any future neogeo station releases, love those games :p also are we able to possibly get dead or alive 2 or king of fighters maximum impact 1 or 2 as ps2 classics on the store?

any update on tomba yet?
a long shot since it probably will have rights problems but since other movie games like bugs life, toystory and monsters inc is on the store any chance at getting small soldiers put on the store, also any chance of seeing a SCE psp game sale? i wanna get a couple but at 6.99 for 5 or 6 of the games its a little too much


Tomba! is coming but there’s no date yet.

Before anybody asks about Spyro, Jawad said last week that it is looking to be released at October

Will check out Ecolibrium! No excuse not to xD

Also really tempted to buy Jet Set Radio… but I’m not sure. I might wait until the Vita release and buy it there! Know if we’ll have PS Plus early access for the Vita version?



I’m so glad jet set radio is out.
Is jet set radio a cross buy game ?




I’d ask about Counter Strike… but you get that a lot anyway. Instead… Jet Set Radio! hell yes!~


Wait, what? I was notified by Playstation Belgium that CS:GO was being released on September 12th. That’s today, right? So where is it? Please respond.


Dunno about that but no date should have been announced.

TheKillerSnowman 12 September, 2012 @ 13:38

why is there so manny avatars? i dont like the avatars that we have to PS3. why cant we make something that we wanna have to an avatar?


Is the vita version and ps3 version of Jet Set Radio a buy once get both offer?


hey jawad, i was wondering if you could help me with my PS+ problem. i still have an existing subscription but would like to take advantage of the discount, however when i go into the 1 year sub option it only has the Preview and Recommend buttons.

can you please advise me on what to do to be able to buy a stacking subscription on top of my current one :(
my current subscription was a redeem code i won from a competition, if that could be affecting anything..

please help!


Thanks Jawad for JSR can’t wait to play it!

One of the best DC games released!

Classic_Shooter 12 September, 2012 @ 13:38


£57 for a near year old game called mw3? is this a typo? if not then…im speechless!

LMAO, just purely sickening tripe prices for BF3, MW3 and NHL.

Be ashamed.

That aside, I’ll get Access and maybe an avatar.

Where is CS:GO and Youtube app?

No Double Dragon!!!!

Wow, no mention of CS:GO? What the actual [DELETED] is going on? This is beyond ridiculous. At least I’ve got some Sleeping Dogs DLC now though…


Nice update today. My PS+ just ran out. Need to get it back!

I know there will be PS+ content for the Vita in the future, but in the mean time, how about a PS+ exclusive sale on Vita games or even PSOne Classics to tide us over until then?

Thanks. :)

Resident Evil 6 demo (releases on 18th September 2012)
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany

If u put the demo for germany in the plus section they can downlaod it … not?

Any news on when the Little Big Planet Vita demo will be available ?


£57.99 for NHL 13 …… jog on

I am tried of waiting. I will now purchase Counter Strike for xbox 360. well done SCEE.


Oh and, any news on Tombi? :)

Nice update today.

Only thing that dissapointed me was that there was no LittleBigPlanet VITA DEMO on the store today :/

PS: Why does mostly of the demoes come out AFTER game has been released?

@ Luna_Dragon

Do u have auto-renew on?

This might block u from being able to buy it urself.

Hi Jawad.

I just wanted to say that the PSone classic game “Jet Rider 2” has disappeard from the store. It’s not there anymore when you go to All Games, then PSone classics and then the J-L selection of games.

Any chance of it being back on the store? :)



Will find out.


Jawad the playstation home not available in QATAR,can you check it please

Still no Legend of Dragoon – Are we ever going to get it? :(


Hopefully but it’s a while off.

hi jawad any news on the spyro trio =] when can we play um lol


October (not confirmed) but I’ll keep you updated when/if it changes.

EggersTownVille 12 September, 2012 @ 13:42

Not sure i can write anything here that wont come across as angry and upset.



At least the people who paid for season pass have ep 3 of wd

I still refuse to buy any ps3 & vita content until scee pull their finger out and release cs go

If Jet Set Radio is bought on the PS3 – does this mean we can also download the Vita version for free once it’s released?

Dutch online store selling Max Payne 3 for 24 euro.

PSN is way expensive as usual with retail games.

Hey Jawad

Any chance that Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2 will be released on the store as PS2 classics?
I know i’m not the only one who wants these.

Thanks :)

Two questions:

Peace Walker PS3 (i.e. a complete version of MGS HD Collection) – is this coming? Clearly not today as I hoped, but is it coming soon?

BF3? Seriously? £57….. I really am going to have to buy more plastic from Game or Amazon arn’t I…. oh dear.


I don’t know the release date for it. I do know it was meant to be coming though.

ok first stop asking about CS:GO when they get an update the will tell us go bug valve (who havent commented on the delay at all yet) and as for the youtube app just wait it will get here eventually if it bothers you so much spend 10 minutes of your day and make a usa account like 99.9 percent of psn members have there’s no need to get angry i doubt jawad enjoys having to read some these comments and having to be polite whilst being screamed at.

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