‘Heads-Up’ Game Store Update 7th November 2012


After some intense racing action in the office, it’s now time for you guys and gals out there to join Sackboy and friends in even more fun in LittleBigPlanet Karting. Customise racetracks, karts and costumes to your liking and play with friends for even more thrills!


There’s some Cross-Buy action to get acquainted with this week in When Vikings Attack.
Control gangs of civilians as though engage in frantic, madcap combat with rival teams. Pick it up on PlayStation 3 and you’ll also get the PS Vita version at no extra cost.


Collecting the first three Devil May Cry titles in one awesome package, Devil May Cry HD Collection is a great way to relive some of the finest moments from the Devil May Cry series. Perform stylish combos with Dante, or take control of Vergil in Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition. Let’s rock, baby!


Developed by Platinum Games, Vanquish also joins in on the action this week. A third-person shooter created in a way only P* can, Vanquish will have your heart racing and your blood boiling with the various difficulty modes and missions on offer.

Prepare to have your mind blown with Dyad. Experience a mind-bending, psychedelic sensory overload. Blast through a reactive audio-visual tube creating harmonious synthesis of colour and sound as you hook, graze and lance enemies to master the 27 unique levels. Grab it soon as it’s launching at a discounted price of £7.99/€9.99, and if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber then you will benefit from an extra 20% off, too.

And that’s not all. Other titles out this week include The Darkness II, pid, a playable demo of Epic Mickey: The Power of Two and more!

There are also discounts to be had in our racing and Battle Royale sales , including discounts on Ridge Racer, God of War Collection and plenty more.

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

Crysis 2 – new addition to Instant Game Collection
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One – new addition to Instant Game Collection
Cubixx HD – new addition to Instant Game Collection
Dyad – 20% off for two weeks

WWE Fan Axxess – 50% off for one week

PS3 games

Devil May Cry HD Collection
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All



Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ



LittleBigPlanet Karting
Price: £39.99/€49.99
Availability: All (UK/Ire 9th Nov)



One Piece: Pirate Warriors – Grand Line Edition
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All



Pid (Trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All



The Darkness II
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany



Toejam & Earl
Price: £3.69/€4.49
Availability: All



Toejam & Earl in Panic On Funkotron
Price: £3.69/€4.49
Availability: All



Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All



When Vikings Attack!
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


PS3 demos (Free)

Disney Epic Mickey: The Power Of Two
Availability: All

F1 Race Stars demo
Availability: All

PS Vita games

When Vikings Attack!
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


PS Mobile

You are the Ref
Price: £2.79/€3.49

You are the Umpire
Price: £2.79/€3.49


Agarest: Generations Of War 2

  • 4th Extra Character (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Additional Massage Costumes (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Bonus Point Pack 7 (£4.79/€5.99)
  • Bonus Point Pack 8 (£4.79/€5.99)
  • Four Divine Beasts Pack (Free)
  • Frensberge Specialty Pack 4 (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Peddling Damascus Sp (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Right To The Blacksmith Pack 7 (Free)
  • Right To The Blacksmith Pack 8 (Free)
  • Shaldie Mail Order 2 Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Unlock Character Galleries (Free)

Availability: Not available in Finland/New Zealand

Crazy Machines Elements

  • Brainfood Pack 2

Prices: £2.39,€2.99
Availability: Not available in Denmark/Finland/Norway/Poland/Sweden/Turkey

James Bond Legends (content releases 9th Nov)

  • Eve Character Skin (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Patrice Character Skin (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Skyfall Content Pack (Free)

Availability: All

Lights Camera Party

  • The Good/the Bad and the Monkey

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: Not available in AU/NZ

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

  • Rare Racing Jersey (one week only) (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet Karting

  • Timesavers Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Network Pass (£7.99/€9.99)

Availability: All

Magic 2013

  • Magic 2013 Deck Pack 1

Prices: £0.79/€0.99
Availability: All

Mugen Souls

  • First Generation Bride Set
  • Gamer Goddess Set
  • Lonely Goddess Set

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

PES 2013

  • PES2013 Online Pass

Prices: £7.99,€9.99
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

  • Dave Matthews Band Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)
  • Ants Marching (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Mercy (£0.99/€1.49)
  • So Much To Say (£0.99/€1.49)
  • Color Your World (£0.59/€0.79)
  • N9 (£0.59/€0.79)
  • Planet Smasher (£0.59/€0.79)
  • The Greys (£0.59/€0.79)
  • The Triangular Race Through Space (£0.59/€0.79)

Availability: Australia/Austria/Belgium/Denmark/Finland/France/Germany/Ireland/Italy/Netherlands/New Zealand/Norway/Portugal/Spain/Sweden/Switzerland/United Kingdom only.

Sniper Elite II

  • Sniper Elite V2 Multiplayer Expansion (Free)
  • Sniper Elite V2 Weapons Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Availability: Not available in Germany

Sports Champions 2

  • Full Unlock Pack

Prices: £1.19,€1.49
Availability: All

Street Fighter X Tekken (Cross-Buy)

  • Boost Gem Trial Pack 7 (Free)
  • Color Palette Add-On 9 (Free)
  • Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

The Pinball Arcade (Cross-Buy)

  • Add-On Pack 5: Harley Davidson Third Edition And Taxi

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

Tour De France 2012

  • Tour De France 2012 – Database 2012 (£0.65/€0.79)
  • Tour De France 2012 – Dauphine (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: Not available in Turkey

Worms Revolution

  • Worms Revolution Mars Pack

Prices: £3.19,€3.99
Availability: All


LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

  • Rare Racing Jersey (one week only) (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: All

New Little King’s Story

  • Summer Set (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Supreme Ruler Battle Equipment Set (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Winter Set (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Work Set (£1.19/€1.49)

Availability: All

Street Fighter X Tekken (Cross-Buy)

  • Boost Gem Trial Pack 7 (Free)
  • Color Palette Add-On 9 (Free)
  • Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
  • Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz

  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Sega White Pack (Free)
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Sonic Pack (Free)

Availability: All

The Pinball Arcade (Cross-Buy)

  • Add-On Pack 5: Harley Davidson Third Edition And Taxi

Prices: £3.99,€4.99
Availability: All

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the preorder discount for when vikings attack didn’t work on the store. will the discount be extended to people buying to today?



I’ll take a look into it.

No CS GO. Again =(

supersmith2500 07 November, 2012 @ 15:04

So once again no Retro City Rampage then eh? Time to visit VBlank on Facebook and see what is going on.

Also, I thought ToeJam & Earl would come eventually.


Sadly not :( . Once we have word from the devs that we can share we’ll be sure to let you know.


i can’t find Sports Champions 2 in saudi store

can we get the monster hunter games via ps2 classics please

Retro City Rampage.???????????????????

So bad so bad.

Hi jawad
Just wondering when the jet set radio avatars will be available to everyone other than plus members?


As far as I am aware they will only be PS Plus exclusive.


Always feel the need to point this out, but a “New this week” section on the store should be a priority. It was removed once before and everyone complained until it was put back. Why remove it again?

Dyad for £6.40? Sold.


Suggestions are always welcome. Remember, there will be incremental updates to the store, so perhaps it may be included in a future update.


Any chance of releasing a Poppy Avatar that was requested many times last year? We were told this would be looked into for this year but I haven’t heard anything??

There should be more digital content where the proceeds or a % of the proceeds would go to charity. Children in Need, Sport Relief, Royal British Legion etc!


A nice idea but it hasn’t come into fruition. I won’t rule it out entirely but it’s unlikely it’ll be happening any time soon.

Hi Jawad,

Is there any chance you know anything about the following making it to the ps store?

Hitman HD Collection

Kingdom hearts 1 and 2

The walking dead episode 5

Any skyrim dlc



You’ll have to wait for announcements from publishers in regards to the releases. Of course, Walking Dead 5 is a give but I can’t speak of any dates.

Wrc3 for vita?????????

Been playing When Vikings Attack! since this morning (thanks to the pre order offer). Jolly good fun in co-op, and easily the game I’ll fire up the most when I need to waste 10 minutes on the train or something…

megaman Avatars!? jawad ? :)


Toe Jam and mother effing Earl! Awwwww yeah!

Carnivius_Prime 07 November, 2012 @ 15:06

Still waiting for Retro City. I’d like LittleBigPlanet Karting but when it’s cheaper. I’ll take All 4 One from Plus freebies and perhaps a couple of sale items.


No Vanquish at that price?

hi jawad
Just wondering when the jet set radio avatars will be available for everyone? not just plus members.


Also what the hell is up with Retro City Rampage? Is the EU certification process really that much of a drag?


I’m not able to provide details, but as mentioned above, once we have word from devs to share, we definitely will.

Nice update, great to see Dyad after a long wait.

Jawad have you got any news about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to share? I’m still looking forward to it, I hope it will be released soon!


Sadly not. I know it’s probably the biggest pain for many of you, but there’s nothing I can speak of again this week. Sorry :(

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

We need a date.


No date to speak of at the moment.


Hi Jawad,

Is there any chance we will get the Valkyria Chronicles II bundle pack that the NA store has?


supersmith2500 07 November, 2012 @ 15:07

Oh and Jawad one more thing, what about the free Plus games and can you see Vblank what’s the hold up for RCR? Thanks.


Sorry! There is a Plus update, too of course, so you will see Crysis 2 and Ratchet from today.

Where is todays Plus Content (R&C and Crysis2) or is is just not posted here?


I’ve added it to the post for clarity.

Carnivius_Prime 07 November, 2012 @ 15:07

quit your spamming, onieyes.

hi jawad sorry but where is SPYRO i mean come on guys been like 2 years now =[ also no cs go still or retro city rampage please please pleeeeaaaaaaaasssssssssse tell me spyro will be here before new years because its beyond a joke i know its not your fault jawad but its not great =[


I’m sorry…

I was disappointed when Spyro got pushed back. I don’t have another date but I’m hoping it’s really close. Ther were a couple of issues our guys ran into so we’re working around those.

Once again, sorry!


Why no Crysis 2 for plus ?!


what happened to the free games for plus?

Crysis 2? Ratchet and Clank? i thought that was this week..

so plus content for this week is only 2 discounts??? no avatars nothing?


the LBP karting one week t-shirt will it work with LBP2?

brucewillis215 07 November, 2012 @ 15:07

Please remove the Singstar app away from the Game tab
and,Can you please tell me if Spyro and Counter Strike Global Offensive will ever release on EU Ps3?


Only discounts in the PS Plus part of the store update?
Do you know if Anomaly will ever be available in Belgium?
Any updates about the next phase of the PSM roll-out?

No Retro City Rampage again.




SeparateEntity 07 November, 2012 @ 15:08

No Portal 2 DLC? Have Valve stopped supporting PS3 in Europe?


Stay tuned.

I was just getting ready to make a post asking for the status of Dyad. Great to see that it’s finally out! Now I can’t wait to get home. :p

@ Jawad:

Hi there, good fellow! How are you? As usual, I have my fair share of question, though most likely you already know the subject:

1) What’s the Spyro situation, will we see him before 2013?
2) If you don’t have a date, what’s the QA situation, more or less? Where are they stuck? And if you can’t say anything too specific, how far are they from their goal?
3) As a more generic question, are your colleagues at-the-other-side-of-the-Atlantic (SCEA) doing something about the spread between the content available in our Store and that available in theirs?
4) If not, do they at least have some kind of opinion about this, or are they simply aware of the situation of the European Store?

Thanks in advance for your answers, whether you actually answer or not.



1.2. As mentioned just a little bit above, there were a couple of issues we ran into that we’re currently working on. Will it end up being in 2013? I cannot say. I hope not!

3. Depends on the content. We do wish to release as close together as possible but it’s not always possible (you know, the usual QA submissions, licenses, approvals, legal…)


Hi jawad

Any news on retro City rampage to share? :-)


Once I get word from devs I’ll share. Then again, you might hear back first, too.

Ever thought that Retro City Rampage might be a released when PS Plus for Vita does? Maybe like Jet Set Radio?

We can hope ;)


I forgot to add, Pid was mentioned a few months back by Ross that it would be a PLUS title, along with Knytt Underground & Big Sky Infinity to release later. Why hasn’t this been mentioned?? If they aren’t PLUS titles anymore why hasn’t this been explained did you think some of us may have forgotten? ;)

Hello Jawad,

There is a major problem with the digital version of Uncharted 2 in our Saudi store! The DLC is simply not compatible, it is only compatible with the disc version with the code BCES-00509, I tried E-mailing Sony, it took them a month to reply, they asked me to delete game data and redownload the whopping 19.5GB, install it, and then redownload the DLC again, I did all that but still, the DLC is not recognized at all. I put a thread in the PSN technical forum here they tell me they’re working on it and I’m still waiting. Believe me Jawad this issue exists in our Saudi store, it’s not just me, I ran into someone in the forum who had the same issue and never got a fix. I just wanted to add you to the list of people who have heard the problem.

Thank you.

Ha Ha! @OniEyes stop speaking the truth man! Your posts will be deleted!

Any news regarding the Vita PS+ details?


seems to be going down hill now, still no news on retro city rampage, shall i cant have a US account on my vita and flick between them.
Would be nice to get news on the vita plus details that are meant to be coming for november.


Vita Plus details will be coming along fairly soon.

@ cognac-vsop

This is the general Store Update. PLUS Update usually posts shortly after but as there was a post last week detailing what was included, I doubt we’ll hear anything else!

and then everyone went and bought their digital games on steam, at a cheaper price, with a better service and games that came out on time, rather than months later…. or not at all in some cases ;)

the end.



PLEASE do SOMETHING about the new layout of the Store? DLC to older games is now nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find unless you spend hours trawling through it all. Before the A-Z under All Add on packs would be the GAMES names under the A-Z but now….?

Its listed under the ACTUAL dlc packs name!! So unless what you want is brand new or to a huge franchise, browsing for DLC for my games has become a NIGHTMARE!

Nothings where it should be, get RID of the Videos, if something is on sale……I dont know why dont you actually put it on the Store in the Sale? ACR Lost Archives DLC ring any bells?

Please Jawad, the only thing that needed fixing on the Store was the Download list but thats the ONLY thing not been touched.

Best looking thing on there seems to be When Vikings Attack, it’s good to see more Cross-Buy games :)

Also the prices for LBP Karting and DMC HD are at least sensible. While digital versions of games should really be cheaper than hard copies, given the reduced costs involved, it’s good to see them not start of being way more expensive for a change.

I’ve given in and bought Retro City Rampage on Steam. I might have waited if we’d have been given a date, but I was blindly waiting for a Vita release that’s seems like it’ll never happen.

Oh, and can anyone tell me what size When Vikings Attack is please?


No Crysis 2?

No Jet Set Radio Vita? Could you at least give us an estimated date?

1 = noting of intrest to me again 0.O not in deals not in store update

Price: £7.99/€9.99 if price 5 € i buy so i wait = mini games i not pay more then 5 €
capcom = boycot , stil no release mh3 portabel hd on ps3/vita

ChemicalBacon90 07 November, 2012 @ 15:12


To coincide with the release of the Mass Effect trilogy in December, is there any chance that you can arrange to have a sale on all of the Mass Effect 2 and 3 DLC that is not included with the trilogy?

I’d imagine that the publisher would be keen to support such a sale – it just makes sense right?

Thank you.

Hi Jawad,

I’m having two problems with the Store…

1) I got Dead Nation for free as part of the ‘Welcome Back’ scheme, but now I’m redownloading it (on new 500GB machine!) and it has a full game trial-style yellow icon next to it when downloading. If I have a problem getting full game who will I contact?

2) Another little problem: it seems the new Store is incapable of letting you download a game trial off the Plus section if you have already done it before. I was trying to download Scott Pilgrim vs The World (trial and unlock) and I was getting a 6kb download instead. The unlock key was a little bigger. Is there a way to get this sorted for other customers?

And one tiny question….

Do you know if Tomba! is almost fixed? Cannot wait to play it on my Vita.

As always, good work!


1. You will need to contact customer service if it doesn’t function as it should. They will be able to look into entitlements you have.

2. Odd one but I’ll pass it on.

I haven’t heard back on Tomba!, I don’t see it being a quick fix.

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