‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 26th September 2012

Seems like this will be a busy week for gamers, for sure! We have FIFA 13, Tokyo Jungle and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, all arriving this week! And that’s just some of this week’s picks.

Liberty City is calling! Grand Theft Auto III, the revolutionary open-world epic from Rockstar Games that set players loose as a small-time criminal at the bottom of the food chain, is available from the PlayStation Store from this week. Originally released in 2001 to universal acclaim, Grand Theft Auto III rewrote the possibilities for freedom and action in a living, breathing three dimensional metropolis where anything can happen – and probably will.

Elsewhere, Final Fantasy III releases on PSP this week. See where the series’ popular job system first appeared in an updated version of one of the earlier games in Square Enix’s much-loved RPG franchise.

Speaking of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC is on sale, too. See the store for the various DLC pieces and the discounts applied.

Oh, and a big shout out for Konami’s excellent New Little King’s Story, which arrives on Vita. Look out for more information on that here on the PlayStation Blog later this week.

PS Plus subscribers, this week you get some healthy discounts. Tokyo Jungle will have 20% bitten off for a two week period and you’ll receive a discounted DLC pack too. You also get Starhawk Campaign Mode at no cost and a variety of DLC and the soundtrack, also at no cost. What a treat, eh? Oh, and there’s Super Stardust Portable for PSP that is available at, once again, no cost! So, a busy gaming week with some nice bonuses to go around, with more PS Plus bonuses to come in the next few weeks.

Be sure to check PS Store for the latest updates on avatars, themes and DLC, but below is a large chunk of this week’s release schedule.

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

  • Tokyo Jungle – 20% off for two weeks, plus 100% off Animal Character DLC pack for one week
  • Starhawk Campaign Mode – 100% discount (includes various DLC items and the game soundtrack)
  • Super Stardust Portable (PSP) – 100% Discount

PS3 Games

Assassin’s Creed 2: Game of the Year Edition
Price: £14.99/€19.99/AU$24.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in DK, FI, NO, PL



F1 2012

Price: £47.99/€59.99/AU$99.95
Availability: All



FIFA 13 (AU/NZ 27th, Rest of EU 28th)

Price: £49.99/€69.99/AU$99.95
Availability: All
File Size: 10GB


inFAMOUS Collection
Discover the electrifying tale of Cole MacGrath in a trilogy of thrilling adventures, each filled with blistering superpowers, lightning-fast action and momentous moral dilemmas where every action has consequences.
Price: £28.49/€34.99/AU$54.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 25.6GB

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker – HD Edition

Price: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in DE, SA
File Size: 3795MB



Mirror’s Edge

Price: £15.99/€19.99/AU$29.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 5061MB



Price: £29.99/€34.99/AU$47.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 12.2GB


Starhawk – Campaign Mode

Price: £15.99/€19.99/AU$29.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All


Starhawk – Multiplayer Mode

Price: £15.99/€19.99/AU$29.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All




Price: £9.99/€12.99/AU$19.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 4386MB


PS3 Demos (Free)

NBA 2K13
Availability: All
File Size: 1015MB

Starhawk (single player)
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Qatar


PSVita Games

FIFA 13 (AU/NZ 27th, rest of EU 28th)

Price: £39.99/€49.99/AU$79.95
Availability: All




New Little King’s Story (released on 27th)

Price: £34.99/€39.99





Table Ice Hockey

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

PS Vita demos

Silent Hill: Book of Memories
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Germany, New Zealand


PS2 Games

Grand Theft Auto III

Price: £7.99/€9.99/AU$15.95
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany, Saudi Arabia, UAE


FIFA 13 (AU/NZ 27th, Rest of EU 28th)

Price: £23.99/€29.99/AU$49.95
Availability: All



Final Fantasy III

Price: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 234MB


Feisty Feet
Prices: £2.49/€2.99/AU$4.95
Availability: All


The Amazing Spider-Man

  • Rhino Challenge
  • Stan Lee Adventure Pack
  • Oscorp Search and Destroy Pack

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: Not available in Russia, Ukraine

Armored Core V

  • Content Pack (Free)
  • License Key (£6.49/€7.99)

Availability: All

Damage Inc.

  • Panther’ Wildcat
  • Crusader’ Hellcat
  • Blackfin’ Warhawk

Prices: £3.19/€3.99

Darksiders 2

  • Darksiders II Argul’s Tomb
  • Darksiders II Death Rides Pack

Prices: £4.25/€5.19
Availability: All

Dust 514

  • Dust 514: Assault Pack
  • Dust 514: Blast Pack

Availability: All

Gran Turismo 5

  • Subaru BRZ S ’12 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Honda Weider Hsv-010 (Super Gt) ’11 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Nissan Gt-R N24 Gt Academy ’12 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – 5 Villains Pack
Prices: £1.15/€1.39
Availability: All

Mugen Souls

  • Flashy Coordination
  • G Up Pack 2
  • Jiggly Transmission And Equipment Pack 1
  • Jiggly Transmission And Equipment Pack 2
  • Point Pack 2
  • Undisputed God Prudence Pack 2

Prices: Free
Availability: All

One Piece Pirate Warriors

  • Luffy
  • Nami
  • Zoro

Prices: £2.39/€.99
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

  • A Pure Evil (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Bland Street Bloom (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Brain Stew/Jaded (£0.99/€1.49)
  • By The Grace Of The Grill (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Days Go By (£0.99/€1.49)
  • End Of My Rope (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Minority (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Oh Love (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Warning (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Why Can’t We Be Friends (£0.99/€1.49)



  • B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Blink-182 – All The Small Things (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Blink-182 – Dammit (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Blink-182 – What’S My Age Again? (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Bodysnatchers (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Megadeth – Symphony Of Destruction (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Megadeth – Hangar 18 (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot (£2.39/€2.99)
  • T-Rex – 20Th Century Boy (£2.39/€2.99)
  • 3 Doors Down – Kryptonite (£2.39/€2.99)

Availability: Not available in Turkey


  • Grizzly Rig (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Pod Launcher (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Classic Warfighter Vehicle Paint Job (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Rally Series Vehicle Paint Job (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Spectrum Collection Vehicle Paint Job (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Mega Extreme Vehicle Paint Job (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Gamma Sacrum (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Bishop Mullens (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Tyro Exussum (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Victor Rodriguez (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Shade Warrior Multiplayer Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Huxley Ardin Multiplayer Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Sweet Tooth Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Rift Hunter Skin (£0.79/€0.99)
  • The Mire Prospector Map (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Maw Of Despair Co-Op Map (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Echo Scrapyard Homeworld (Free)

Availability: All

Tales Of Graces F

  • 300,000 Gald (#3) (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Asbel’s Leon Costume (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Cheria’s Natalia Costume (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Demon Fighter Title Set (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Hubert’s Flynn Costume (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Level Up +10 (#2) (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Malik’s Raven Costume (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Pascal’s Harold Costume (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Richard’s Zelos Costume (£2.99/€3.59)
  • Sophie’s Anise Costume (£2.99/€3.59)

Availability: All

The Pinball Arcade (Cross Compatible)

  • Add-On Pack 1: Medieval Madness And The Machine: Bride Of Pin•Bot

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

Tokyo Jungle

  • Animal Characters Bundle Pack 1
  • Fat Cat
  • Silky Terrier
  • Pomeranianb
  • Pomeranianw

Prices: £1.19/€1.49
Availability: All

Tour De France 2012

  • Tour De France 2012 : Track Mode

Prices: £3.19/€3.99
Availability: Not available in Turkey

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron

  • Massive Fury Pack

Prices: £7.29/€8.99
Availability: All


The Pinball Arcade (Cross Compatible)

  • Add-On Pack 1: Medieval Madness And The Machine: Bride Of Pin•Bot

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

Price Drops

  • Battlefield 3 – £39.99/€49.99
  • Mass Effect 3 – £19.99/€29.99


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@ Jawad:

Hi there, Jawz! How are you? Are you ready for the usual carpet-bombing of questions?

The first one should be about Spyro in theory, but I pretty much trust he’s going to land at European airports soon enough at this point.

The second one is about a personal worry of mine. I’ve never been a fan of HD, especially the sudden supposed “need” of it. After my fears started to get confirmed with the PSP-2000’s HD-only TV support, I stumbled across a comment at a NeoGAF forum thread about Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, where “you can not play this game at the current video display” resulted in “[f-bomb] you sony, not everyone can afford a hdtv ;-;”. The question is, does a PS3 necessarily need an HDTV? Because if I could barely afford the console, I’m sure I can’t do the same for a HDTV.

(to be continued; see below)

@ Jawad: (continued from previous comment)

Third and final one, what are your stances about import gaming? I’ve read a well-worded explanation about region-locking at another site (Nintendolife), what with “although everything ends up in the same money pot by the end of the day”, sales must be divided by region as a business plan”, but doesn’t it also allow companies to not localize games and, well, you know, “get away with it”? (I’m pointing my finger at Namco and Square-Enix here.)

Thanks in advance for your answers.


No further update on Spyro since last week.

Certain games are developed with HDTVs in mind. It’s more of a development thing so not much I know about to comment on, to be honest.

Imoprt gaming impacts local regions, yes. It’s pretty easy to understand. You import from Japan for example, and then don’t buy locally. That’s effectivelly one less sale for us. Put that at a larger scale and that could mean any publisher just feeling like (due to local sales figures) that the game wasn’t successful or no longer worth investing in. So like they say, support your local market if you can.

Good work Jawad.

Just to ask:

Are the Spyro titles due next month as you have previously stated?
And presumably the Tomba! release will continue to be the first wednesday of next month? Cannot wait for that.

And is there a DLC sale due soon?


Should be. I haven’t heard anything different so far so fingers crossed!


The LBP issue last week, I still cannot download it directly from the store, only my download list. I was told I would get a refund but this never happened?

Any help?


Everyone affected should have received the refund and an e-mail. Please contact customer services to let them know. They should have a list of PSN IDs that had this issue.

Hey Jawad!

Attended this competition some time ago and won Anomaly: War Zone from Fred. But its not available for Norway. Whats up with that?


Will get Fred to look into it.

Nice update.

Will Final Fantasy III work on the Vita?


I believe so.

FF3 GREAT !!!!!!!!! And in the same week it comes out in Jap and US .. great release !!!!!

is there anything new in this version of Final Fantasy 3 over the iphone version.

decent update though. looking forward to Tokyo Jungle.


I think it has original audio option. Not sure if the other versions had that option.

I wish they HD’ed GTA 3 like GG did with Killzone. Such a missed opportunity. :(

Any chance for a white Vita in EU? This is getting ridicolous!


Great update this week :)

Jawad, do you know if we will be getting pre order for Need For Speed Most Wanted like the US store?

And if so, will that apply for the Vita version too?

Good work guys…


Possibly but I haven’t heard of it for us. There are other things coming, however.

Hi Will there be a LBP demo release on the uk store ?

Those who want to see PS1 imports from Square Enix, like myself. Please register on their website and comment to this PSOne blog entry.

Also, nice to see Mirror’s Edge on PSN.

Still no CS:GO. Unbelievable!

@INS1GHTFUL : As far as I now it´s just a port for PSP, without any changes !


where in gods name is CS:GO why is there no info on the game did valve suddently decide not 2 publish in europe after constant delays.


Sorry….but once again, no comment.


I’ll take for granted that Final Fantasy III is in the VITA Store right? So I can buy it and download it from my PSVita.

This is a good week’s update.

With Final Fantasy III, that’s every title from 1 to 9 available on Vita too. Just gotta wait for FFXHD to appear, which judging by the lack of screenshots and Square’s slowness, should be early 2014.

CS:GO, is it going to be “game of the month” from plusmembers in 2015?!?

Jawad my bank balance hates you….. Picking up a hell of a lot this week especially with Uncharted down to £15 and Mirrors Edge too, I loved that game and want to complete it again.

Also woooo!!!! GTA 3, happy now and can’t wait for VC and SA.

and i take it the YOÜTUBE app is still SCEA exclusive like so many things.


Please wait for an announcement…


Just get CS GO from the USA store and risk getting your account locked, just contact Valve about where it is – have you seen their contact maze? They don’t even recognise CS GO as being on the PS3.

Still, Borderlands 2 that I bought from a shop is amazing.

An amazing update Tokyo Jungle, GTA 3 and Ice Hockey vita game for me. Just one question do you know if we will be getting GTA San Andreas anytime soon? With GTA 5 being set there i would love to relive the San Andreas area it the only game i completed about 10X and never got bored with. thankyou.

Still no Counter Strike and still no official answer/apology from SCEE as to why!

This is an awful way to treat your customers SCEE.
The game will get released one day and SCEE will probably sweep it under the rug like it never happened!

will be getting Tokyo jungle for sure loved it when i saw the quick look for it on giant bomb, it’s totally wacky Japanese fun that has been missing this gen.


Been waiting for Tokyo Jungle to come around and the fact that it’s going to be 20% off as well as free DLC just makes it so much better. Really looking forward to the update this afternoon.

On a different tune, I had really hoped Rockstar would do HD versions of the GTA series from PS2, those games deserve that treatment. I’ll consider getting GTA3 though.

Thanks for Super Stardust Portable for PSP! One thing to scratch of your to-do-list :-)


Got there eventually, eh.

Great update but is Australia getting little kings story




Have you new information about Counter strike: global offensive?


Unfortunately not.

Finally! By the way can we please get some new avatars? The US store has some amazing avatars like the Killzone ones.


Hi Jawad will Super Stardust Portable work on the ps3 as my psp went to the big console in the sky about 3 years ago


It’s PSP only.

Damn, I had thought Little King’s Story would be a bit cheaper than RRP (like 30 or 35 euros). And as it seems, here in Belgium the retail version doesn’t release until the 31st of october or the second of november…

I’ll wait then I suppose…

*takes a quick look*
sniff sniff
*Diving back into Borderlands 2 for the next 2 months*


Starhawk DLC – I assume that long list of DLC items is free for PS+ users? (as it is in America?)


The list under the Plus section, yes.

Any news on the Marvel vs Capcom avatars?


No, but there are some RE5 avatars should go up today if all goes well.

A pretty decent update for once.

Starhawk single player, Super Stardust Portable and the Silent Hill Demo for me.

May pick up GTA III at some point. Thats the sort of quality PS2 title that should be released, not the rubbish that has been as of late.



When will Marvel vs Capcom Origins be coming here?

Also, Japan PSN store has Capcom vs SNK 2 as part of their PS2 Archives. When will we get it here as well and PLEASE release the 60hz version, not the 50hz please! Thank you

Tokyo Jungle yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

now if the store could possibly update early please!!!


Be sure to check PS Store for the latest updates on avatars.

jawad before i start panickin u mentioned that there were avatars but i cant see them. *panics*


Store hasn’t updated just yet.

MP_is_for_Chumps 26 September, 2012 @ 13:43

Dead or Alive 5 Avatars please! :)

(I assume the digital version of the full game is coming next week as UK release date is a few days later than US)

Still no CS GO!?! Wtf is wrong with you Sony!? Seriously I have supported and defended this company for so long but the patience is really starting to draw thin. Stuck with you through all the crap but the fact you won’t even provide some sort of info about go, is rediculous. I guarantee it someone in your organisation knows what is going on, speak to them and get us a damn response, this is your job, please do it.

Hey Jawad,

I know this isn’t the right place to ask really.

But I’d like to know more about the PS+ for Vita.
For example will Vita players get games like the PS3+ and what kind of games? full Vita games? PSn games? PSone games? Minis?
Also will PS+ PS3 users be able to dl this content in case they get a Vita in the future?
Theese questions are important to me, deciding if I should get a Vita soon or wait a bit longer.


Can’t disclose any of that info right now. There’ll be a separate announcement detailing it all in the coming months.

Seriously… no counter strike?

Carnivius_Prime 26 September, 2012 @ 13:44

Nothing new for me this week but I’m still quite happily playing Double Dragon Neon. Best scrolling beat ’em up on PS3 by far (and far, far superior to the cruddy Scott Pilgrim and Castle Crashers). Infamous collection is nice but I have all 3 games (cos I love that series)

And AlexPSN89 You’re wasting your PS3 if you don’t have running through a HD screen. I had to use my original PS3 with an SD screen for about a year before I got HD and hated having to put up with blurry graphics, tiny unreadable fonts and other annoyances. When I finally got a HDTV (1080p, 32inch screen for only £199) it was like I got an almost all new console too as the PS3 just seemed so much better now everything was clearer and sharper.

Hi Jawad, about the Starhawk campaign mode us Plussers are getting for free: What trophies does it have? Does it have a platinum? Cheers for any info/pointers you can give dude :)

£7.99 is an awful lot for GTAIII, I bought it for 69p on Android, and that version wasn’t just a straight emulation as it had to incorporate touch screen controls.

Ok, so after one month we still have no Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and no info about it. Seriously, Jawad: what is the problem with it? Why the biggest downloadable game of 2012 has been released regularly on every platform and every system, except European PS3?

I really hope to get it for free in the next PS Plus update, because this situation is really unacceptable, and all this silence around it is simply ridicolous.

Carnivius_Prime 26 September, 2012 @ 13:46

Oh by the way are we getting Marvel Vs Capcom Origins soon? US store got it last night and I’ve enjoyed the demo. I hated the unplayable mess of 2 and the tediousness of 3 so it’s great to have the first one back and with Marvel Super Heroes too and they still play better than a lot of recent beat ’em ups. And thankfully with the original pixel work intact too.

@ Jawad:

Also, holy wow, I just noticed Final Fantasy III.

That means that EVERY FF GAME FROM THE FIRST TO THE NINTH ARE AVAILABLE FOR PSP. The PSP is now the ultimate FF console. Well done, great job… simply outstanding! Amazing… kudos!

Another crap week~

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