PlayStation Store update: Saints Row IV, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Puppeteer demo, more

I hope everyone has been enjoying the news that has come out of gamescom and left you guys more excited for what’s to come, but in the meantime, here’s this week’s roundup.

The Saints have gone from the crackhouse to the White House—but the Earth has been invaded and it’s up to you to free the world from Overlord Zinyak and his alien empire. With homies new and old by your side, and an arsenal of superpowers and strange weapons, you must save the world in the wildest open world game ever!

Do check out other new releases including PS3 and Vita title DiveKick, The Bureau: XCOM Decalssified and plenty more. There’s also a Killzone Mercenary beta as well as a Puppeteer demo exclusive to those with a PS Plus subscription. Get hands on 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

Killzone Mercenary Open Beta (PS Plus)
PEGI: 18

Puppeteer Demo (PS Plus)
PEGI: 12

PS3 games

Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All

Saints Row IV (available from 23rd August)
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Australia

Snowy: Treasure Hunter (Trial available)
Price: £6.49/€7.99
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (available from 23rd August)
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (available from 23rd August)
Price: £59.99/€69.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

PS3 demos (Free)

NHL 14
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

PSVita games

Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All


Price: £4.79/€5.99

Magic Planet Snack Deluxe
Price: £3.39/€4.29

Touch speed fighter
Price: £0.40/€0.49



  • Castithan Charge Pack

Prices: £5.99/€7.49
Availability: All

God of War: Ascension

  • Community Cape (Free)
  • Olympus Armour of Zeus (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Olympus Armour of Hades (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Olympus Armour of Poseidon (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Olympus Armour of Ares (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Zeus Gauntlet (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Hades Gauntlet (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Poseidon Gauntlet (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Ares Gauntlet (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Gladiator Gauntlet (£1.19/€1.49)
  • Nemean Cestus Gauntlet (£1.19/€1.49)

Availability: All

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

  • Broccoli’s Milfeulle Sakuraba Set
  • Cyberconnect2’S Cat Ear Maid Set
  • Falcom’s Caina Set
  • Mages.’s Airi Set
  • Marvelousaql’s Mirai Set
  • Tekken’s Lili Set

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: Not available in Russia

LittleBigPlanet 2 (Cross-Buy)

  • The Last of Us costume minipack

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All

Runner 2: A Flat Out Run Of The Rhythm Alien

  • Goods Friends Character Pack

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All


Prices: £1.15/€1.39

Tales Of Xillia

  • 300,000 Gald (3) (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Alvin’s Kratos Costume (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Elize’s Idolmaster Costume (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Elize’s Mint Costume (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Jude’s Leon Costume (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Leia’s Farah Costume (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Leia’s Idolmaster Costume (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Level Up +10 (2) (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Level Up +5 (3) (£2.39/€2.99)
  • LevelUp +5 (4) (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Milla’s Dhaos Costume (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Milla’s Idolmaster Costume (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Rowen’s Barbatos Costume (£2.39/€2.99)

Availability: All

Time And Eternity

  • A Hint Of Treasure (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Peppers (15-Pack) (£1.19/€1.49)

Availability: Not available in Russia


LittleBigPlanet 2 (Cross-Buy)

  • The Last of Us costume minipack

Prices: £2.39/€2.99
Availability: All

Soul Sacrifice

  • The Cobbler Triplets and the Old Master

Prices: Free
Availability: All

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Nightmare966 21 August, 2013 @ 2:32 pm   1

I’m going to grab that Puppeteer trial and pre-order Cast…

Wait, where is my Castle of Illusion? I thought it was supposed to be here today πŸ™

randellaUK 21 August, 2013 @ 2:33 pm   2

No walking Dead on the vita ??? are we going to have to wait a month to play what the US got yesterday? i need some vita love πŸ™

Not store talk but will we get a PS4 UI walk throught anytime soon and know if the friends limits will be lifted on PS3/PSVITA as opposed to PS4 to 2000?

Hestefesten 21 August, 2013 @ 2:33 pm   3

I’m going to try out Puppeteer.

I am dissapointed that the Vita didn’t get The Walking Dead in this update.

When will it arrive in Europe?


Divekick not getting a PS+ discount like in NA?


Do you know when the IGC games are being announced? AC 3 confirmed already. Thanks!

thomaas23 21 August, 2013 @ 2:36 pm   6

Hi Jawad,
any news about Jacob Jones ep2?

OrbitalFlow 21 August, 2013 @ 2:36 pm   7

Are we ever likely to see more PS1/PS2 Classics in the near future – we’ve not had any for a while.

What is the status of The Legend of Dragoon?

Are we likely to see Vexx, Klonoa, and Wild Arms 3 released as PS2 Classics?

Hope someone will reply?

    Jawad Ashraf 21 August, 2013 @ 3:17 pm    

    There will be some classics in time is all I can say. Maybe not any you’ve specifically mentioned, however…


No Divekick discount and it doesn’t say that it’s cross-buy. What’s the deal with that?

robsammons 21 August, 2013 @ 2:37 pm   9

No GTA pre order like America. It is coming day 1 digital to Europe right?

Deepo-EG 21 August, 2013 @ 2:37 pm   10

No The Walking Dead for Vita today? Shame, was looking forward to finally using my Vita and finally completing that game ;(


What time does the store update every Wednesday?

MASPALOMAZ 21 August, 2013 @ 2:37 pm   12

In other news

GTA V pre-order in PSN europe friday!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

bestoftheturks 21 August, 2013 @ 2:38 pm   13

Erm. No new things on the Summer Sale? It has to be the worst sale ever. Where is AC3 at 9.99? C’mon, guys, up your game.

Vashetti 21 August, 2013 @ 2:38 pm   14

Please can we have an update on Ratchet: Gladiator?


Very disappointed in no Walking Dead Vita too…

Aces73High 21 August, 2013 @ 2:38 pm   16

No Walking Dead today!?!!


@Jawad – next week?

Documental 21 August, 2013 @ 2:38 pm   17

The Walking Dead not out today then? Damn πŸ™

robsammons 21 August, 2013 @ 2:38 pm   18

NO GTA pre order?

OrbitalFlow 21 August, 2013 @ 2:39 pm   19

Also when is Castle of Illusion available to pre-order?


Very disappointed in no Walking Dead vita.
Killzone Mercenary Beta seems the highlight today.
May give puppeteer a try too.


walking dead vita????

TheNudgeMan 21 August, 2013 @ 2:39 pm   22

Hi Jawad. What are the chances of a discount on The Last Of Us Season Pass before the DLC comes out, or ever?

the1free_man 21 August, 2013 @ 2:40 pm   23

Is the “buy a year of plus, get 3 months free” thing live? Or is it starting later?

Mardolina 21 August, 2013 @ 2:40 pm   24

Pls why isn’t The Walking Dead for PSV released? At least the North America will test the release first. Do you have any new info on Terraria PSV? I’d like to get it for my friend :). Thx


Where is Ratchet:Gladiator? How more long do we have to wait?

Roxas598 21 August, 2013 @ 2:40 pm   26

60 for blacklist? XDDDD hahahahahahaha, no.

Aces73High 21 August, 2013 @ 2:40 pm   27

@8 – Divekick IS cross-buy. I just grabbed it now!

Linkinito 21 August, 2013 @ 2:40 pm   28

Same thing than Vashetti. We’d like an update on Ratchet: Gladiator HD, and please, not something like “we have nothing to share on this for now”.


castle of illusion pre-order was supposed to be up today is that still happening?

ill give puppeteer a go as it looks great and the pre-order price seems cheep πŸ™‚


I wish someone would explain why we always have to wait so long for games like walking dead in this region. There isn’t any rational reason when we have it here for every other format.

GuaxaGaspar 21 August, 2013 @ 2:42 pm   31

No walking Dead on the vita ? =/


kilzone merc for me, so happy right now

need to complete a few psv games before the walking dead

wrc3, f1 2011, lego lotr, guacamelee, farming sim

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 2:42 pm   33

Oh for pete sake, no Walking Dead? Don’t say we have to wait months for this and Ubisoft, how dare you for pricing Β£59.99 for Splinter Cell. Oh well, least Runner2 came out.

RareHero 21 August, 2013 @ 2:43 pm   34

Really happy that Runner 2 has finally been released for Europe.

Is there any update on Dragon Fantasy Book 1?


No Divekick ps+ discount?


Come on guys…..give us some information about The Walking Dead on Vita. I was looking forward to it. πŸ™

nicolajNN 21 August, 2013 @ 2:46 pm   37

Will Divekick have a Plus discount like in the US?

Also, I bought Sly Cooper Thieves in Time in the sale last week, but the only Vita version I got with cross-buy was the Scandinavian one. Is there any chance I could get the English version? I played the previous games in English and would like to do so with both the PS3 and Vita version of this one. I don’t really see a reason for not getting the English one. Thank You.

undergroundgr 21 August, 2013 @ 2:46 pm   38

any news regarding gta v and fifa 14 psn preorders?also a ps4 release date for Greece?

monoliet 21 August, 2013 @ 2:47 pm   39

soul sacrefice team i love u
free dlc +++++100000

kid_Jump94 21 August, 2013 @ 2:47 pm   40

for those wondering the Killzone Mercenary Beta is already on the store πŸ™‚ downloading it now


Hi Jawad

Last week you had Elminage Original for the weekly store update blog, but after a couple of hours you deleted it, any idea if it will come ? or it was just a mistake ?

zalwelgoedgaan 21 August, 2013 @ 2:49 pm   42

Puppeteer demo still at 26 percent. If I downloaded it on Steam, it would have been done by now. I know it’ll be worth the wait. u_u


Regarding The Walking Dead on Vita, this from the US blog: “The digital release is coming to Europe too, most likely in a couple of weeks.”.

pineanas 21 August, 2013 @ 2:50 pm   44

@ Roxas598
That and divekick for 10€! waat? A flash-like game?
Meanwhile Dead or Alive 5+ for 10$ in the US!

At least our EU team gives us the best plus content, so at the end of the day i prefer that if I have to choose!:))
Can’t wait to try out mercenary!

mman1235 21 August, 2013 @ 2:50 pm   45

Great week as usual πŸ™‚
Can’t wait for GTA V and of course PS4!!

When will we get the info on September’s PS+ games?


Yet another update full of nothing for the Vita. A beta of a game being released in a few weeks and another small indiegame.
No word whatsoever about walking dead and probably won’t be answered by anyone from Sony here.
The poor showing on gamescom yesterday with the highlight being a port of year old PS3 game that most have already! And the amazing reveal Shihad had been twittering about was Football Manager. A nice franchise but what’s so great about it? Other manager games are available on PSP (and playable on Vita) so it’s not a first.

I’ve been preaching about the Vita since I got it but it’s getting harder to justify it even to myself.

TrIpLe-S-92 21 August, 2013 @ 2:54 pm   47

How about they unify SCEE and SCEA and call it Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide (or something), and let the europe team work on PS+ content, while the US team works on pricing, availability, sales and everything else…. Because SCEE can’t seem to work out these things themselves.

Lance_87 21 August, 2013 @ 2:54 pm   48

Hey Jawad, no DLC bundles for the new Ascension content?

cognac-vsop 21 August, 2013 @ 2:55 pm   49

When will we find out about Sept PS+ content? I know 1 of the games is AC3.. What about the rest?


No Divekick PS+ discount? Why ?

PHEEliNUX 21 August, 2013 @ 2:56 pm   51


Why not Japan as well, They have the most store content


No Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn? It’s available in the US PSN for digital pre-order, both in normal and CE edition. Kinda disappointed :/

Dave-The-Rave 21 August, 2013 @ 2:57 pm   53

Does the 90 days free offer when you buy one year of Plus come into effect when the store updates?

Gamesgbkiller 21 August, 2013 @ 2:57 pm   54

When I can download the killzone beta ?

agentsmith2000 21 August, 2013 @ 2:58 pm   55

Nice update might be a excuse to renew my plus membership and to try out the Killzone Mercenary Open Beta πŸ˜› and the Puppeteer demo since I am hooked on Muramasa Rebirth at the moment.

Any news regarding the release Toro’s Friend Network? or New Ps1 classics being released?

SixAndNine 21 August, 2013 @ 2:59 pm   56

My Killzone beta code doesn’t work?

Johnnyc71 21 August, 2013 @ 3:00 pm   57

@51 It’s on the store right now.

bestheelever 21 August, 2013 @ 3:00 pm   58

Jawad when does Flashback get released on PSN? I’ve already got the demo on the Xbox but I’d love to see it on PS3 too as I have credit to spend πŸ™‚

ratchetdude680 21 August, 2013 @ 3:01 pm   59

It’s been 92 long and painful days since Ratchet: Gladiator HD released in the US. That we have to wait, okay. But please, just please tell us WHY we have to wait. It’ll make the waiting a lot more bearable.

MaxDiehard 21 August, 2013 @ 3:01 pm   60


You don’t need a code. The closed beta has ended, this is Open Beta now.


I’m importing the walking dead vita and a 32gb memory card.
Just hope that the 400 days dlc is on the cart!

sindrics 21 August, 2013 @ 3:04 pm   62

when will we get some more dlc for dynasty warriors 8?


Hey Jawad

Where is the FF XIV:ARR??? Why is the Europe the only region NOT to get it in preorder (or maybe even at all??) while it’s laready on both Japanese as well as NA stores for a while?

Is this not being released on our region as DD? If so – why?

Thank you.

DavoTheDiv 21 August, 2013 @ 3:05 pm   64

Saints row: PS Store Β£49.00 – Shop to Β£37.85
Splinter Call PS Store Β£59.99 – Shop to Β£36.85

Crazy pricing. If you want Digital distribution to work, you have to cap what publishers are charging within the store.

I really hope it gets reviewed for the PS4, because i don’t want to have to buy boxed product any more

pinkplaybunny 21 August, 2013 @ 3:06 pm   65

Is there going to be a digital copy of beyond two souls? If its priced the same as the last of us was then I would prefer a digital copy.

CoolRichy007UK 21 August, 2013 @ 3:07 pm   66


Crimson-Falcon 21 August, 2013 @ 3:08 pm   67

hi jawad

is there no way to release final fantasy xiv a realm reborn as preorder same as us store?

MaxDiehard 21 August, 2013 @ 3:08 pm   68


Digital isn’t the way to go. What happens when the distribution servers are permanently shut down? You will have no way of getting what you paid for.

Physical will always be the best and cheapest option.

INS1GHTFUL 21 August, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   69

divekick looks fun but its way overpriced. Β£4 would have been more reasonable.
this seems to be a trend with vita games – to charge too much

Salami85 21 August, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   70

so when does Europe get Final Fantasy 14 up for preorder on psn?? i’ve been waiting for a digital release, just to not be there? man… im so disappointed in europe right now.

CoolRichy007UK 21 August, 2013 @ 3:09 pm   71

pre orderd saints row 4 way cheeper then a disk copy that will break after a year

MaxDiehard 21 August, 2013 @ 3:12 pm   72


Disk copys only break if they’re treated badly. I still have all my PS1 and PS2 disks in pristine condition.

Chaosprower 21 August, 2013 @ 3:14 pm   73

The Walking Dead for Vita has been swallowed by SCEE’s submission process’ black hole. It is now in a better place alongside Dragon Fantasy Book I and CS:GO.

AaronSOLDIER 21 August, 2013 @ 3:15 pm   74

When is the best indie game ever made getting released a.k.a Minecraft?


@bestheelever flashback is part of microsofts summer of arcade promotion,so it is probably going to be a minimum of 4 weeks before we get it πŸ™

famikonBY 21 August, 2013 @ 3:18 pm   76

don’t see Castle of Illusion pre-order πŸ™

Propinquity 21 August, 2013 @ 3:19 pm   77

yeah i’m just going to grab the xcom game from steam, at least i get all the other xcom games for free, a free mission and spec ops the line as well all for Β£26.99.

i save half the money, and gain all the rewards. This is why digital console games fail.



Those remembering the fiasko with internal clok bug a few years back know very well that it doesn’t matter at all if you have the hard or digital copy of the game – it will simply not work.

hitman_stephen 21 August, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   79

How come XCOM and many other games are so highly priced? It’s not helping sonys and playstation cause.
I just got Xcom bureau, previous Xcoms and Spec ops the line all for Β£28 from some well known PC place beginning with ‘S’. I’d much prefer to get it on PS3 but its twice as much and you get 3 times less. πŸ™
I know your probably going to say its the publishers choice and you dont have much say in it but.. i dont know.. i just want to help you guys out.

breakbeatkaos 21 August, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   80


If only, but that’s just something to dream about.

I’d be happy with even being able to just change region, whether it was a one-time thing or a fee every time you did it, I wouldn’t mind, anything will do.

I really hope things change for PS4.

rateddany998 21 August, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   81

The GTA V pre-order was announced at gamescom, So it’s should come to europe right??

Rob_Alpha 21 August, 2013 @ 3:20 pm   82

Are we getting Spelunky next week like the US?

JokerJo7 21 August, 2013 @ 3:21 pm   83

Where is the pre-order for Castle of Illusion? It has been reported by numerous sites including EuroGamer that Sony would put it up on the EU store today:

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 3:22 pm   84

So Europe gets to wait 5 months for Walking Dead. Ok.

Seriously, this sluggish QA nonsense needs to improve. Sorry Jawad but SCEE should really need to improve itself. Seriously does SCEE really want the Vita to die and even the Store UI on PS3 is not yet updated.


how have you guys found killzone merc beta, i refreshed uk psn store 3 times

DavoTheDiv 21 August, 2013 @ 3:22 pm   86


I can see that a lot of people still want physical disk, just saying sony should do more to level the pricing for people who want digital.

I disagree with you about distribution servers though. I can still download ‘gripshift’ off PSN and that was the first game I purchased, pretty much about PS3 launch date, nearly 7 years ago.

Mardolina 21 August, 2013 @ 3:23 pm   87

Digital is by far more better (enviromentally better) than disc copies. I believe if there is Sony around the digital download will be there forever as for the company if it’s still making money. I don’t get it why they should make disc based games anymore – the only difference is you own the game and have it in your hands (and i don’t get it either – this i must own everything so i can touch it). This materialistic way of looking at things just doesn’t appeal to me that much. The only way would then be the end of the world – and I think even your discs would be priceless then.

But it’s only my opinion on something, no stress at all.


errr no Japanese voice for Dynasty Warriors 8. I must reiterate again I really don’t like my Chinese warlords having American accents. It’s like Cao Cao: “Dude, my ambition cannot be stopped”. Okay he doesn’t say dude, but he may as well.

Any indication when Koei will grace us with the JP voice?

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 3:24 pm   89

Also, I can’t say why Ubisoft is now following suit with EA’s horrible pricing.

Mardolina 21 August, 2013 @ 3:26 pm   90

Wow, no date for Walking Dead – does it mean it’s the same case as with CS:Go, RaC:G, Terraria …omg, I hope it gets released on Christmas then, lol.

MaxDiehard 21 August, 2013 @ 3:27 pm   91


That bug has no relevance to what i’m talking about. That was purely an error that couldn’t be avoided and it’s not console exclusive. The same thing happened in 2000 with Y2K.

The fact is, do you really believe digital content will be around forever? Disks ensure that you can still play whenever, but digital requires a source of distribution. Once that source is gone, there will be no way to access what you paid for.

alimik95 21 August, 2013 @ 3:28 pm   92

People stop asking about The Walking Dead Telltale said it will come to Europa 1 or 2 weeks after North America!

MaxDiehard 21 August, 2013 @ 3:28 pm   93


Terraria will have a release shorty after the PC version gets it’s long awaited 1.2 update, which is nearing completion according to the Dev.

Artemisthemp 21 August, 2013 @ 3:29 pm   94

Is I the only one not seen Tales of Xillia Idol Master and Dhaos Costumes + Theme?

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 3:29 pm   95

Btw, I contacted Telltale regarding the game. No info I can share.

Finka_Karfein 21 August, 2013 @ 3:31 pm   96

Still no Chrono Cross, Yakuza digital versions… Please, do sth about it.

Mardolina 21 August, 2013 @ 3:33 pm   97


Oh, thanks. I’ll take a look at my steam account with Terraria shortly then :).

skells22 21 August, 2013 @ 3:34 pm   98

Another one for a update on ratchet gladiator but at least I got one date that I am very, very happy and that is gt6 and nicely time to be underneath my Christ mas tree

Dante_Zero 21 August, 2013 @ 3:34 pm   99

You have to question the store teams commitment sometimes. When it comes the Walking Dead I can’t believe the generic response of “I don’t have a release date yet”. Nice but surely shouldn’t you be saying “I don’t have a release date but I’ll chase it up and find out what’s happening with it and what’s holding it up”. urgh

Luizelgespuizel 21 August, 2013 @ 3:34 pm   100

Resistance Burning Skies is 22 Euro’s on the store, while on the vita sales blogpost it says it’s going to be 12 Euro’s. When is this going to be fixed ? All the other games mentioned on the post are already the correct priced.

PHEEliNUX 21 August, 2013 @ 3:34 pm   101


While i too think that Physical is better, But if you backup your data then you probably will never have that problem on Digital

And besides, Sony isn’t Microsoft,They wouldn’t suddenly close PSN on PS3 like MS did with Xbox , And i doubt Sony would bankrupt at anytime soon for us to worry about distributing, They still have PSP PS Store up

PHEEliNUX 21 August, 2013 @ 3:36 pm   102


This is what companies should, But not how companies work

TrIpLe-S-92 21 August, 2013 @ 3:38 pm   103


I didn’t mention Japan because I’m not really sure about their content, and since the content released in USA eventually makes it way to the European store. But some games just don’t make it here on time and sometimes they don’t make it here at all! Dragon Fantasy Book and Counter Strike are two examples… I mean, come on, at least tell us why you won’t bring them over!?

The differences between SCEE and SCEA aren’t minor. They have better sales, better prices, earlier content and other stuff. In my opinion, SCEE do a horrible job regarding the store

DarkArchoNx66 21 August, 2013 @ 3:42 pm   104

Has it been any news about the September update on plus, or have I misses it.


How much for GTA V (euros Please)?

webb0001 21 August, 2013 @ 3:52 pm   106

What happened to the free Soul Sacrifice DLC that was supposed to be released 2 weeks ago (Cat Sith” and β€œBeelzebub)! As detailed here:

2 weeks in a row people have pointed out its completely missing from the store and still no reply from store staff. Are we going to have to make it three weeks in a row!?


News about Htsune Miku Project Diva F? Release is soon..

Helletic-Hojo 21 August, 2013 @ 3:56 pm   108


where is the Defiance dlc in the store ?

Artemisthemp 21 August, 2013 @ 3:58 pm   109

#108 Hatsune Miku release next week.

#107 Cat Sith and Beelzebub is out


Is there any reason why the vita version is still showing as Β£26.99 plus discount price? This isn’t the price that was on the blog post about the vita items on sale.


You really don’t know want to look at the list of vita games available in Japan as it’s extremely disappointing to realise most of those games will never make it to the west. Not to mention there are at least 3x as many games available

cowbanana 21 August, 2013 @ 3:59 pm   111

Listen up store management dudes…

How hard is it to get these small updates right that one time each week?

The previous Soul Sacrifice DLC is still floating around, unsorted, in the VitaAdd-On list. And the latest DLC is nowhere to be found, except via search.

There’s plenty more wrong with the Vita store, but lets start out with one game.

Please do a better job. There’s always broken stuff and it seems like you just don’t care or just flat out lack the ability to handle a simple web store.

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 4:03 pm   112

You haven’t missed it but there is a leak that Urban Trials Freestyle could hit IGC according to the IGC ad in the coming soon tab and yes I’m annoyed because I bought that game from the last sale. *sigh*

M3RL1NS_N3M3S1S 21 August, 2013 @ 4:05 pm   113

Hey, i asked this 2 weeks ago but got no reply, just wondering why Zone of the Enders HD is not available in Ireland? it is as part of the bundle and we had it on PS2 (which is why i really want to pick it up in HD, awesome game), so please tell me it’s just delayed for some stupid reason, thanks πŸ™‚

webb0001 21 August, 2013 @ 4:06 pm   114

Another problem with the VITA store all the Everybody’s Gold Clubs and Kat Costume DLC do not show up in VITA store for no reason. Can only be purchased through webstore or PS3. VITA only owners may not even know they exist…

These issues have persisted for months and people come here and point them out yet they are still not fixed.

cowbanana 21 August, 2013 @ 4:07 pm   115


Not sure what Jawad is talking about(?).

You can grab the Soul Sacrifice DLC (Cat Sith/Lord of Flies) via search on the Vita store (It is also floating around under add-ons, though it isn’t sorted under Souls Sacrifice like the previous DLC). The same goes for the DLC released today.

The Vita store is a shameful mess. And the team doesn’t even seem to care. Week after week…

rateddany998 21 August, 2013 @ 4:10 pm   116

Why isn’t the Killzone Mercenary beta in the saudi store

lordreo22 21 August, 2013 @ 4:12 pm   117

I can’t find the NHL 14 demo in the store. Is it not online yet?

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 4:13 pm   118

Have to agree with Mr. Cowbanana right here!

Home is STILL broken with D31 errors for 2 weeks, PS3 store is still not updated yet. Sluggish QA for some games and poor abysmal sales.

Only great part, IGC.

madmanwithabox12 21 August, 2013 @ 4:16 pm   119

Hey Jawad, I know you’re probably busy but I thought I’d highlight a couple of problems with the Vita store.

1. Sly Cooper Thieves in Time is listed twice
2. Lego Legends of Chima is missing
3. Any word on all the games US has that we don’t – Toro, Muramasa, Dragon Fantasy Book, DJ Max, Dragon’s Crown etc?


WELSHDRAGON_74 21 August, 2013 @ 4:16 pm   120

hey jawad any news on DLC for THE LAST OF US.

TheMART 21 August, 2013 @ 4:19 pm   121

The Puppeteer demo! Gonna grab that one, that together with Killzone Merc beta on my PSVita just made my day, thanks!

AshTheVandal 21 August, 2013 @ 4:26 pm   122

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is supposed to be up for pre-order today. The early access starts on Saturday for those who pre-ordered. Hence, those who are customers of Playstation EU should be able to do so, TODAY. – It is, and has been up for pre-order a good while on the US PSN store. Get it fixed.

Mr_Pickle 21 August, 2013 @ 4:26 pm   123

When is Walking Dead VITA coming?

ThFcMaSoN93 21 August, 2013 @ 4:27 pm   124

what about GTA V pre-order since rockstar said PS3 fans in Europe will be able to pre-order digitally starting this Friday
if you could help thanks Mason

Huono_peleis 21 August, 2013 @ 4:29 pm   125

Ehm. “Puppeteer demo” is not a demo – it’s a 5,7GB full game trial.


Dragon’s Crown is out 11th of Oct in the EU, both vita and PS3. Shopto has pre-orders for it

webb0001 21 August, 2013 @ 4:31 pm   127

@cowbanana thank you was able to find it finally only by searching.

Still it should not be acceptable for DLC to be released the store incorrectly categorised making it difficult to find. I cant imagine publishers would approve of this either.

xscapeguy2007 21 August, 2013 @ 4:34 pm   128

Jawad is there any reason why your not replying to other people’s questions regarding pre order of castle of illusion. I am also wanting this badly, great price with great pre order bonus’s. Can you also explain to me why there has been no release date or update on until dawn. Is my ps3 dead for Sony support after 2013? I have enough stuff to finish so will not be getting a ps4 with that lacklustre line up. I am annoyed nothing has been shown to say what the ps4 camera can do , ESP when u look at the tech of your competitor! product.
Is there going to be any discount of duck tales remastered and castle of illusion for ps plus owners?


MASPALOMAZ 21 August, 2013 @ 4:35 pm   129

@ThFcMaSoN93 / GTA 5 it means there is a blog post about gta 5 on friday announcing the price and bonus for gta 5. usa is getting 70% on all rockstar games i think? brings max payne 3 down to under 3$ i guess (since its still discounted).

i hope they dont pull a europrice on us again and make gta5 70€ or 80€ as with some of the current ubisoft titles.

Any chance of a update on the tales of xillia dlc costumes not showing

egeberg84 21 August, 2013 @ 4:46 pm   131

Hi Jawad,
I can’t find Bit.Runner 2 on the store?! Is it going to be available today?

Graffin_G 21 August, 2013 @ 4:47 pm   132

Can’t find the Community Cape for GOW:Ascension on the AU/UK Store, it’s on the US Store though!/en-us/games/addons/god-of-war-ascension-community-mantle/cid=UP9000-BCUS98232_00-COMM010000000000

And, again… for Rocksmith, why are we missing “Tighten Up” and “I Hate Everything About You”? They’re on the US Store, they’re on the XBOX in PAL regions. Same with the tracks, they’re discounted from $2.99 to $1.99 in the US, whereas, they’re $4.35 ea here in Australia!

Zepekit 21 August, 2013 @ 4:54 pm   133

I just bought a 1 year subscription to playstation plus and it said on the welcome screen i would get 90 days extra for free, but i have not gotten the 90 days. Under subscription status it says it will end in 1 year. When will i get the 90 days? or will i have to write to customer service to get what i was promised?

Graffin_G 21 August, 2013 @ 4:55 pm   134

I’m sure this has been said a dozen times already, but the new store layout is awful. It used to be neat and tidy, easy to search for things, now it’s become a chore to find what you’re looking for. Change it back!

PHEEliNUX 21 August, 2013 @ 5:03 pm   135

The new store UI is more for PC, It is bad beyond belief on PS3, And probably the Vita too judging from the comments

Crimson-Falcon 21 August, 2013 @ 5:03 pm   136

hi jawad

why you didnt reply to me about FFXIV:ARR preorder for EU?

US store already has it for preorder why not EU?

adumr82 21 August, 2013 @ 5:04 pm   137

No Walking Dead. My hope for gamescom was that they announce us being treated as equals πŸ™


As per the Vita/PSP memories sale page Little Big Planet was meant to be Β£5.99 + 10% PS plus discount. Can you confirm why this is not showing on the store and when it will be fixed?

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 5:08 pm   139

The content may be updated but the layout isn’t and using this dreadful search engine is a chore.

monoliet 21 August, 2013 @ 5:09 pm   140

Jawad Ashraf
howh many times i need to tel u en others
lots of soul sacrefice dlc u can not see on pc ps store – also u can not see on vita !!!!!!!!!!!!( only tru search option on vita u find new dlc )
only 1 expansion story = tru the game ith self
but lots of dlc only tru store

u incompetence to lisen wen ( sony compani ) peopel tel them can not find them can not find !!!!( teraria = indie game but not in indie section )
realy clean u store + download folders asap.

very urgent need of report buton in store when rong price ore not in store

HellFast 21 August, 2013 @ 5:10 pm   141

I was hoping for FFXIV:ARR but it seems no luck lol…

monoliet 21 August, 2013 @ 5:12 pm   142

also ff a realm reborn digital europe = next mis from u compani part
corect price + puting the game in psn store !!!! + u problems in store
u want digital future = work harder on u service level( quality ) + price policy

WARZARD-X 21 August, 2013 @ 5:13 pm   143

Where’s the Pre-Order to Disney Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse? I would like to play the exclusive pre-order Genesis Version now.

zalwelgoedgaan 21 August, 2013 @ 5:21 pm   144

Man, I loved the Puppeteer demo so much. Everything just clicked with me; the music, the atmosphere, the narrative, the huge amount of details on everything. I’m glad I pre-ordered it.

Voodoo341 21 August, 2013 @ 5:31 pm   145

See this is exactly what I mean. The US once again gets access to content before Europe. When asked why SCEE have no idea. Will this be the same with the PS4?

jarekmasta 21 August, 2013 @ 5:37 pm   146

To someone who said Killzone Merc is open beta and don’t need a code, yes you do. Public open beta starts later. Proof? This part of email, quote: “Thank you for your participation in the early access public beta for Killzoneβ„’: Mercenary that begins on August 20th. To download the beta redeem the voucher code after the store update on August 20th.”

Now my question is the same like someones before, why the code doesn’t work? Is the Killzone not in the store yet? I waited till today since ofc that’s when EU store updates but it’s nowhere to be found/code doesn’t work.


@ jarekmasta

its becouse your ps+ user my beta code doesnt work either becouse im plus user

dio_tsirigotis 21 August, 2013 @ 5:47 pm   148

Has the store fully updated yet because BIT.TRIP runner 2 is nowhere to be found.

Just want to make sure it will actually present itself today, tonight, whenever… just no more delays please :((

O1d8oy_23 21 August, 2013 @ 5:56 pm   149

You don’t need any code. Just go under ps+ tab on ps store and download the game.

jarekmasta 21 August, 2013 @ 6:01 pm   150

@O1d8oy_23 Thx, got it.

skells22 21 August, 2013 @ 6:02 pm   151

I just wish we knew why ratchet gladiator is taking so long to get here. We need to play major league catch up when ratchet gladiator gets here

Rochala 21 August, 2013 @ 6:10 pm   152

@ dio_tsirigotis

They just added bit.trip at least at the pc store, haven’t check the ps3 store.

Mn7os_FES 21 August, 2013 @ 6:27 pm   153

Tales of Xillia’s DLC isn’t on the Saudi store πŸ™

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 6:33 pm   154

This is not funny where is Runner2? It should be released.

Voodoo341 21 August, 2013 @ 6:37 pm   155

The price of some of those games is just obscene! Β£60 for Splinter Cell!!!!!!!! Really…. just really!!!

All this coming from a company that just yesterday it liked to be fair. lies lies lies


Hey, where’s the Castle of Illusion pre-order? I want my Mega Drive classic version!

Ultimadesires 21 August, 2013 @ 6:39 pm   157

I don’t really visit here but I just wanted to know what happened to then Pre-Order bonus planned for the remake of Castle of Illusion. I was informed it would be released tonight. I just looked on the store, the store has been updated, but no hint of the content being there. I even searched the Castle of Illusion page on the store and there was only a trailer.

I looked on the US PS Store and their content was put up yesterday as planned. I don’t usually download of the store and this was a change to win me over. But I can honestly say I have been let down.

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 6:41 pm   158

So let me take it Runner2 is quietly delayed again without any notice. Seriously with all this non-sense, I could just skip PS4 and go to Steam for once. I’m getting sick of this nonsense I mean what’s next Castle of Illusion suffer 5 months delay for Europe? I swear, we 2nd class gamers always get shafted when it comes to releases.

Dude, I checked the PC store and it’s still not there.

AHHHHH!!! wheres GTA !?!?!?!?


jedwood got it wrong as that is an unlock via the store. On ure vita go to the ps store – then all and then ps vita addons- if u look there it should be there to download the unlock file

(also if u search soul sacrifice u should also find the add ons u need as well.)

Rochala 21 August, 2013 @ 6:46 pm   161


I hope this will help πŸ™‚!/en-gr/bittrip-presents-runner2-future-legend-of-rhythm-alien/cid=EP1024-NPEB00947_00-GAMEUNLOCK000000

I don’t know if it is the unlock only ( as it seems from the link name ), since at the site it doesn;t mentions something specific, unless i missed it.

yxikaxi01 21 August, 2013 @ 6:48 pm   162

I would also like to know when Castle of Illusion is available for pre-order. Could someone from Sony please answer?? Thanks.

bestheelever 21 August, 2013 @ 6:51 pm   163

@scally6 Damn that sucks. Oh well I’ll be keeping hold of my PS3 until I get my PS4 at the very least so I’ll just get it when it arrive. It’s a decent remake of a great game (at least so far demo wise) and one I’ll play a few times over.

Nightmare966 21 August, 2013 @ 6:52 pm   164

@Rochala: The game size is 770~MB, so it looks like it includes both, Game nd unlockaer πŸ™‚

Still pursuing that Castle of Illusion answer. Does anyone know how to contact SEGA Europe, by the way?

Rochala 21 August, 2013 @ 6:53 pm   165

Meh it;s the unlock only…

Rochala 21 August, 2013 @ 6:54 pm   166

Nightmare 666 it says “Download this full game upgrade if you have already downloaded the trial version.”

The_Atmultima 21 August, 2013 @ 6:54 pm   167

So where is the new Xillia DLC? In fact none of that DLC in this blogpost is available yet. How hard is it to upload small files?

Helletic-Hojo 21 August, 2013 @ 7:06 pm   168

Not to sound funny here jawad but you come across as a employee that does not care a great deal about the main factor that pays your wage the customer,

Only 4 replys from 4 pages of comments, mostly problems is not great is it, ok i dont expect a reply to every comment but come on jawad problems/questions about the store updates surely you most spend more attention to the ‘customer’ and are problems no.?

So if you do find some time could you explain why the Defiance dlc is not showing in the store .

Many Thanks a Customer.

Nightmare966 21 August, 2013 @ 7:08 pm   169

@Rochala: The Demo Button just appeared for me, so try to look it up on the Web Store now πŸ˜€

supersmith2500 21 August, 2013 @ 7:10 pm   170

Is Bit.Trip Runner2 delayed again? the Store seems updated now and Runner2 is still abesent.

ge0smash 21 August, 2013 @ 7:11 pm   171


Uhm, where is the pre order for castle of illusion? It was supposed to be here today..

yxikaxi01 21 August, 2013 @ 7:20 pm   172

Here is the website for SEGA Europe:
You can do what I just did and submit a request and ask them about the release-date.

Nightmare966 21 August, 2013 @ 7:21 pm   173

@supersmith: Man, you should check the updates in the comments before asking πŸ˜›

Check Rochala’s post πŸ™‚ It’s 776MB by the way.

TVPaulD 21 August, 2013 @ 7:22 pm   174

I too am looking for the Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse Pre-Order. I was expecting to be able to check out the Genesis version tonight. If the pree-order availability’s been delayed or something why not at least say so? This leaving us to wonder business is just annoying.

Ultimadesires 21 August, 2013 @ 7:32 pm   175

Thanks yxikaxi01, I just sent them an email enquiring about the pre-order delay. I hope to hear from them soon as I was really looking forward to playing the original Castle of Illusion tonight, what is even more infuriating is the US PS Store has all the content available, there is no excuse for this really.

TVPaulD 21 August, 2013 @ 7:36 pm   176

I’ve gone and read the original press release and it seems the bonus doesn’t drop till launch anyway. Must have been some duff reporting on the site I was looking at.

Nightmare966 21 August, 2013 @ 7:36 pm   177

@yxikaxi01: Thanks from me as well, I’ve opened a ticket too πŸ™‚

It’s also great to see the sheer number of people that’s looking forward to the title, I hope it is successful πŸ˜€

SKELLY7 21 August, 2013 @ 7:50 pm   178

Hey Jawad.
Just wondering but isn’t there a Vita version of Bit.Trip Runner 2? Just wondering if I’m imagining it because I don’t see it anywhere on the store.

Artemisthemp 21 August, 2013 @ 7:54 pm   179

Elize, Leia and Milla idolmaster + Milla in Dhaos costumes is now up on PSN, so now I just wait on Idolmaster Theme link to purchase of all 3 Idolmaster outfit

yxikaxi01 21 August, 2013 @ 8:04 pm   180

@Nightmare966 and Ultimadesires: you’re welcome πŸ™‚ Great that you’ve submitted requests as well.

Shadowdragoon 21 August, 2013 @ 8:19 pm   181

Any new information on Cross Region Gifting.

News one DLC/games Like Disgaea 3 (Vita) here in Scandinavia?

Following titles getting on the SEN store?
Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleap
Tales of Eternia
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth

Phant0mIsMe 21 August, 2013 @ 9:13 pm   182

I get error 80029564 when installing Puppeteer???
Also where is the unlock key for Bit Runner 2???

RD_Rabin 21 August, 2013 @ 9:54 pm   183

Did I miss someone announcing what the free PS+ games are for September, or is it running very late this month??

CoolRichy007UK 21 August, 2013 @ 9:56 pm   184


WHERE IS CASTLE OF ILLUSION PRE ORDER FOR THE PS3 me and other people want it so get off your butts and add the game to the ps store now

CoolRichy007UK 21 August, 2013 @ 9:57 pm   185

RD_Rabin sony will say whats on ps plus when they are ready

CoolRichy007UK 21 August, 2013 @ 9:57 pm   186

Ultimadesires i think il send them a email as well telling them to add the game to the eu store right now or il add it

Nightmare966 21 August, 2013 @ 10:31 pm   187

Update for all you: I tweeted SEGA earlier today and they answered back: they’re aware the pre-order is missing and are working to resolve it ASAP.

GoCletusLive 21 August, 2013 @ 11:34 pm   188

Killzone Mercenary is just the masterpiece. Even Vita’s screen looks larger while playing this game. Badass one, Guerrilla!

CoolRichy007UK 22 August, 2013 @ 12:54 am   189

Nightmare966 thanx for letting us know that its being sorted for all of us in the eu πŸ™‚

its great when we work together as a comunity and help each other even when sony is too buzy to reply to our questions like

whens this game out that game dlc

Community rules wooo

Artemisthemp 22 August, 2013 @ 8:04 am   190

I see the 3 Idolmaster Costumes, but no Idolmaster theme πŸ™
Guess EU have to wait until next week.

blendercat27 22 August, 2013 @ 8:55 am   191

I can’t find the Puppeteer demo on the PlayStation Store in AU. What’s going on? =(

Jawad Ashraf 22 August, 2013 @ 9:29 am   192

Apologies for the delayed response.

In regards to pre-orders GTAV will be available to pre-order from Friday 23rd. Castle of Illusion will go up next week. Unfortunately for reasons I’m simply unable to disclose we won’t have a pre-order for Final Fantasy XIV, but the game will be available from PS Store come release.

MASPALOMAZ 22 August, 2013 @ 10:10 am   193

Thanks for info jawad so we will also get some bonus rockstar sale for the gta5 pre-order maybe?

Does killzone vita have killcams and bots?

Nightmare966 22 August, 2013 @ 10:41 am   194

@CoolRichy007UK: I also like it when we do work together as well πŸ˜€

@Jawad: Thanks for the answer and clarifying the whole thing, not sure why it’s got pushed to next week though.

Anyways, at least I’ll be able to fully prepare my wallet for DOA5:U as well πŸ˜€

CoolRichy007UK 22 August, 2013 @ 10:52 am   195

castle of illusion nxt week pre order yay il also pre order rayman legends n maybe get gtaV after a few months from the store n i bet gtaV will be 30GB

MASPALOMAZ 22 August, 2013 @ 10:54 am   196

gtaV is 16GB.


Regginator3 22 August, 2013 @ 11:08 am   197

Only one PS Vita thing added this week? One? Stuff like this is why it isn’t selling well.

Mr_Pickle 22 August, 2013 @ 11:35 am   198

I’m in Australia and can’t find the Killzone Mercenary Open Beta in the store?


just got an email through from boomerang to tell me saints row 4 and xcom have been dispsatched to me πŸ™‚

day one rental on a new title πŸ™‚ jammin guessing im not buying anything from the store this week after all

randellaUK 22 August, 2013 @ 11:55 am   200!/en-gb/cid=EP0177-NPEL00594_00-DISCONLYPARENT00

the link to pre order castle of illusion aint live is there a ETA on this?

Nightmare966 22 August, 2013 @ 11:56 am   201

@201: Check Jawad’s reply on last page: Next week.

Shou_Kobayashi 22 August, 2013 @ 1:37 pm   202

Probably won’t get an answer, but why was the akward decision made, that THE PUPPETEER demo won’t be available to everyone. I mean isn’t the purpose of a demo to gouge interest? Isn’t limiting the audience a bold move? As for me I’m interested, though I want to try a demo before I plunch in… but won’t buy a + subscription just for the demo and aren’t interested in the rest of the deal (not saying it is bad per se).

BokunoMiisha 22 August, 2013 @ 5:13 pm   203

Seriously no Dynasty Warriors 8 DLC update? What the hell has happened, im trying to stretch the gameplay out like mad and really slowly consume the game but still its nearly 100% completed and couldnt even play with the DLCs i wanted :/


So when is 3mths free pluss for the price off 12 live ???

Nightmare966 23 August, 2013 @ 6:46 pm   205

So… Am I the only one that’s noticed the Ni No Kuni offer for 19.99€? πŸ˜€

@202: Don’t worry, normal users will be able to get it from next week onwards it seems.

MASPALOMAZ 23 August, 2013 @ 7:01 pm   206

@Nightmare nice find , its even got a 10% plus discount, is probably the new weekly? They only just added it I suppose. Do you know if its got spanish audio or just english? πŸ˜‰

MASPALOMAZ 23 August, 2013 @ 7:05 pm   207

GTA 4 is in store for 6€ or 5GBP currently, not sure if bug or planned to be.

Nightmare966 23 August, 2013 @ 7:06 pm   208

@MASPALOMAZ: No idea really, but I bet it’s english/japanese with subs.

nakano1987 23 August, 2013 @ 7:06 pm   209

@Wow that’s a great discount for Ni No Kuni. Unfortunately I already purchased a physical copy, but haven’t had time to play it yet.

ZoRo_The_Samurai 23 August, 2013 @ 9:12 pm   210

Seriously?? 75$ for Saints Row IV In saudi arabia store??
Is it a mistake or should I get it from us store :/

Singularity_01 23 August, 2013 @ 10:15 pm   211

@Jawad Ashraf

GTA V on PSS EUROPE witch polish subtitles or only english?
if only english, why?
there is a chance for polish subs in digital version?

i need this info to decide what version buy…

Tei_LeonIV 23 August, 2013 @ 10:39 pm   212

Anyone played the puppeteer demo with the Move controller? Jumping appears locked to the x button on the navigator stick, which makes the game unplayable because you can’t run and jump at the same time. Anyone else find issue with this?

Ice_Dragon_007 24 August, 2013 @ 6:35 am   213

Is there any more games for the Summer Festival?
What happened to the great sales like the US we were promised?

skells22 25 August, 2013 @ 7:36 am   214

@targetfinderking that not Sony fault that, it was set by the publisher of set game. If you do not like price head to local game shop and buy game there.


I have a PS3 super slim and unfortunately I could not get the puppeteer demo to work as my PS3 does not have enough memory. I have pre-ordered the game so can someone please tell me if it will work once installed from dics?

CoolRichy007UK 26 August, 2013 @ 7:09 pm   216

196 GTAV IS 18GB!!!!!!!!! END OFF oh & anyone under 18 who illigally trys to buy gtaV u kno wat will happen to u πŸ˜€


Hey remember me, well I’m back muh hahahahhaha.just wondering what the saints row 4 dlc is