‘Heads-up’ PlayStation Store update, 24th April 2013

First up this week, revisit the mysterious town of Greenvale with Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut and discover more secrets, bask in the beauty with redefined graphics and move with greater freedom with a complete control overhaul. [UPDATE: Deadly Premonition will now launch on 1st May.]


“All roads lead to Gran Soren”. Oh yes they do. One of my favourite games of 2012, Dragon’s Dogma receives the digital treatment. Assume the role of Arisen and take on goblins, harpies, wyverns and other ferocious creatures in this fantasy action RPG. Experiment with the variety of classes on offer and journey across the grand world of Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. Includes the original full game and the Dark Arisen expansion.


Dead Island: Riptide takes players to the island of Palanai on the Banoi archipelago, infested with bloodthirsty zombies and only a few remaining survivors still fighting for their lives.

Introducing terrifying new enemies, deadly weapons, a new playable character and much more, Dead Island Riptide will draw players back into a world that has grown corrupt – with the last rays of hope vanishing in rising tides.


Next up, one I have fond memories of back on PS2 – Zone of the Enders HD Collection, now in lovely HD. Enjoy beautiful visuals and satisfying High Speed Robot Action in both ZOE and The 2nd Runner.

Check out the full list of content below.

New PlayStation Network 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.

PS Plus content

Thomas Was Alone
Thomas Was Alone – 100% off


PS3 games

Dead Island: Riptide (available from 26th April)
Price: £39..99/€49.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut (available from 8th May in Australia, 26th April elsewhere)
Price: £29..99/€39.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in New Zealand
[UPDATE: Deadly Premonition will now launch on 1st May.]

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (available from 26th April)
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

God Mode
Price: £5.99/€7.49
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

Pinballistik Alien Tycoon Bundle
Price: £3.69/€4.49
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand

Sniper Ghost Warrior 2
Price: £31.99/€39.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in New Zealand

soul calibur v
Soul Calibur V
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Star Trek (Available from 26th April)
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Thomas Was Alone
Thomas Was Alone
Price: £5.99/€7.49
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Zone of the Enders HD Collection
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

PS3 demos/Trials (Free)

Germinator (arcade demo)
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand

Pure Chess
Availability: All

PS Vita games

Draw Slasher
Price: £3.99/€4.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Thomas Was Alone
Thomas Was Alone
Price: £5.99/€7.49
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


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Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi
Price: £19.69/€23.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand


Assassin’s Creed III
The Redemption
Prices: £6.49/€7.99
Availability: All

The Walking Dead

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All

Season Pass
Prices: £31.99/€39.99
Availability: All

Hyperdimension Neptuna Victory

Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet Karting
Bioshock Infinite Costume Pack (£4.79/€5.99)
Availability: All

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

Availability: All

Thomas Was Alone
Benjamin’s Flight
Prices: £1.99/€2.49
Availability: All

Tomb Raider
Caves and Cliffs Multiplayer Pack
Prices: £3.19/€3.99
Availability: All


Thomas Was Alone
Benjamin’s Flight
Prices: £1.99/€2.49
Availability: All


Big Sky Infinity OST
Price: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

16 Author replies
DiscworldDeath 24 April, 2013 @ 15:02

Where is Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus/R :(

Atlus had really been dropping the ball with Europe lately.

Jawad Ashraf 24 April, 2013 @ 15:08

Nothing new on GG for EU…

DiscworldDeath 24 April, 2013 @ 15:02

And gotta try Zone of the Enders HD!


Netflix on the Vita, what’s going on with that? :)

FghtOffUrDemons 24 April, 2013 @ 15:05

Guys can you please tell us what’s happening with Terraria?
Are we even going to get it?
Why is it taking so long?
Can I get an actual response too instead of “we cannot share any information”?

Jawad Ashraf 24 April, 2013 @ 15:09

It will be coming, but there’s some work to be done. When there is more information to share then we’ll pass it on. For now though the guys are still working very hard on it.

toxic-inferno 24 April, 2013 @ 15:05

Decent update this week. Looking forward to playing Thomas Was Alone!

Do you know whether there are plans for the Injustice preorder skin packs to be released on the store at some point in the future?


Any chance of getting gravity rush dlc discounted anytime soon?
Also could you guys get more ps1 classics like the US PSone Imports?

Nightmare966 24 April, 2013 @ 15:05

You should note the Legendary Edition and the discount for SCV for Plusers.

Which, btw, I guess that means no SCV on the IGC soon aye? Shame, I wanted (in fact, need) the digital edition… TT__TT

Anyways, Thomas was alone and ACIII DLC for me.

Just Thomas Was Alone for PS3/Vita, still unsure between Datura and Sound Shapes discount.



What’s happening with Vita game Friend Network?

Any idea what happened to the dead or alive 5 ps3 dlc from last wk?

No Avatars?

Any chance of price reduction on LA Noire Season Pass?

And when do you expect Assassins Creed 3 Avatars, if at all?

Looking forward to Thomas Was Alone, keep up the good work on the PS+ front!

ste_the_legend 24 April, 2013 @ 15:07

Hi Jawad, probably a long shot, but any chance that Europe is going to get a release of Fire Pro Wrestling Returns which appeared on the US Store as a PS2 re-release yesterday? It did get a very limited PAL release a few years back but I never saw it in the UK.

QuietlyWrong 24 April, 2013 @ 15:07

Twenty SIXTH of April? What time-zone, Jawad? :D

Jawad Ashraf 24 April, 2013 @ 15:11

Derp! A few pieces of content are out on 26th, so I kept reminding myself of that. Will get this changed.


I looked forward to Black Rock Shooter, Is supposed to be up today.


Is Counter Strike arriving any time soon? I am eager to play it, but you you haven’t denied it’s coming yet so I’m still waiting.


Where’s Black Rock Shooter the Game? That’s Supposed to be released TODAY on the PSN according to NIS America.

Jawad Ashraf 24 April, 2013 @ 15:19

Hmm, will check up on it.

No Black Rock shooter? What happened to it, according to the press release nis america released 3 weeks ago the EU release date is April 24?

Carnivius_Prime 24 April, 2013 @ 15:08

Nothing for me this week. Still waiting for Guilty Gear. rah…



Pure Chess Trial for Vita is missing on the list. you’ve only got the PS3 Demo on there.


A_Nonny_Moose 24 April, 2013 @ 15:09

Will the ZoE games be available separately?

Would be really nice if we could get Persona 4 Golden avatars, is there any chance of them arriving on the store?

Surprised to see Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce ending up on the store, what would be more impressive would be Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce 2 (or as its known in Japan Dynasty Warriors Multi-Raid 2) hint hint

Other than a couple of sale items, not much for me this week but then I have both Deadly Premonition and Dragon’s Dogma arriving this week and One Piece Pirate Warriors arrived today…too many games

So, still for vita/ps3 crossbuy fix for DOA5s Getaway DLC. Assuming its not gonna get fixed, where to we stand regarding a refund? I wouldnt have paid £12.99 if the promised crossbuy didnt work …

HamzahSunbali 24 April, 2013 @ 15:10

Crash Bash please please please

Where is Nun attack? Machinarium? Dragon Fantasy book 1? Terraria?(AVAIABLE ON XBLA EUROPE) Bit.Trip Runner 2?(AVAILABLE ON XBLA EUROPE)

Why is it always SCEE this happens to? Why do debs have a problem with SCEE? Whatever it is it need to change because this is bizzare!

Lord_Gremlin 24 April, 2013 @ 15:11

Where is Black Rock Shooter? It’s known fact that it’s been rated by PEGI a while ago and NISA announced that it will be coming to EU on 24th.


Hmm, I wonder what happended to the Vita version of the Zone of the Enders HD collection. Haven’t heard anything about it for a gooood while. lol

FortyPercent 24 April, 2013 @ 15:11

Wasn’t Black Rock Shooter: The Game meant to be coming out here today? Otherwise a good update, but shame if it’s missing, was really looking forward to it.

wow, yet again.

just what is wrong with that dungeon you call a qa department that they keep holding games back like this?

scee’s job is supposed to be to bring us content, not hold it back, but that seems to be exactly what you’re doing.
and the only thing you tell us about what’s going on is that you aren’t going to tell us anything.
which as far as i’m concerned is exactly the same as ignoring the question.

Where is Black Rock Shooter? release date was today wasn’t it? I double checked with the newsletters and yeah 24th April…

DragonGuard666 24 April, 2013 @ 15:13

I’d also like to express interest in Fire Pro Returns. I’ve eagerly wanted this game and hearing that it’s on US store makes me really want to buy it.

Any word about when we will be getting Machinarium for PS Vita? It was my understanding that we are meant to be getting it and currently it is one of my most anticipated PS Vita games.

Jawad Ashraf 24 April, 2013 @ 15:21

;)News is on it’s way…

Another weak update -_-

Will we be getting any rpgs 4 ps+ in the nest couple of months im tired of looking at shooters

thomas was alone looks pretty intresting going to download that for now

Jawad Ashraf 24 April, 2013 @ 15:23

Weak update? Look at Dragon’s Dogma!


Couple of questions:
1- Can we expect a Capcom sale soon or by the Summer?
2- Any chance the DLC for Warhammer 40K Space Marine and Saint’s Row 3 will be back up on the Store?

Scunnered101 24 April, 2013 @ 15:14

Can you tell me if we will be getting Fire Pro Wrestling Returns at all?


Any chance to discount Sonic CD?

30# Something is wrong with the submission on SCEE. They better change this soon and get better because XBLA is getting alot of free timed exklusived games + alot of psvita games not being available over here but in NA.

Sure I can understand sometimes if NA gets games before us but why is the same thing not happening on XBLA? SCEE is donig something wrong.

And Also When Will We Be Getting Counterstrike Go

Hey there, could we have the view download list fitted with filters please, just to make our lives easier. Please. Ta in advance.

Artemisthemp 24 April, 2013 @ 15:19

Wasn’t Black Rock Shooter suppose to release in EU this week?

No HDN Victory Avatar this week :/, oh well always next

Sweet! Been looking forward to Thomas Was Alone… plus Draw Slasher looks good too!

Nice update Jawad! :D

I pre ordered deadly premonition on the store a couple of days ago and it said it would be playable on the 26th but its now changed to the 1st of May,is this just a mistake?i’m in the uk.

Jawad Ashraf 24 April, 2013 @ 15:26

Finding out about this ASAP!

Jawad Ashraf 24 April, 2013 @ 15:55

Unfortunately it’s not the best news :(

Deadly Premonition has been delayed slightly. Currently we’re expecting a release for May 1st. Sorry to bring this news to you.

Another one asking wat the hell happened to Black Rock Shooter: The Game.

DrewePeacock 24 April, 2013 @ 15:23

So, the Season Pass for Defiance is £31.99 on here and £24.99 on the Defiance web site. Nice, Sony.

The Thomas was alone DLC was mentioned to be £1.99 and here it says £2.99.

Guess it’s a mistake you made?

Jawad Ashraf 24 April, 2013 @ 15:28

It is indeed £1.99.

dark_angel69 24 April, 2013 @ 15:23

Is Dead Island Riptide the correct price? I remember them saying a while back that they where charging it 5er less than normal prices. Even the online stores that sells new games at £40 or more are doing it at £35

Any chance of spyro trilogy for ps plus anytime soon? :)


Anybody else remember CS:GO? I think I’ve given up all hope of ever seeing it on EU PSN.

Coody-Baroody 24 April, 2013 @ 15:25


Any update on the 80s & Dubstep Sound Shapes DLC mate? I know you replied to me the other week and said its gonna drop sometime in the next few weeks as far as you were told but can you let us know if you have heard anything else?

I still dont understand why its not on the store yet if it was submitted to you guys weeks ago by Queasy. Anyway, let us know please bud? Anything new to share?

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