PlayStation Store update: Batman Arkham Origins, God of War Ascension, more

First up this week, Batman: Arkham Origins, prequel to the great Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Play as Batman in the earlier days of his crime fighting escapades. Gotham City is crawling with villains to take down and crimes to solve. Then there are assassins to look out for…

Please note the exclusive Knightfall DLC pre-order pack has been slightly delayed but will be available shortly. As a thank you for your patience the good folks at Warner Bros. will also be giving pre-order customers the Deathstroke DLC pack as part of your original purchase.

Once you’re done with Arkham: Origins why not pick up Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate on PS Vita, where you’ll get to find out more about The Dark Knight’s past.

There’s a whole host of other great games out this week, including Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, a digital release for God of War: Ascension, Ethan: Meteor Hunter, Magrunner: Dark Pulse and tons more.

And if you’re looking for savings we’ve got you covered. As well as our ongoing Halloween sale, you can also pick up top-drawer sports sim International Snooker at a discounted price of just £3.09/€4.02, down from £9.99/€12.99.

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.

PlayStation Plus

Dark Souls II beta (begins Sunday 27th October from 7am-10am GMT)
Destiny of Spirits beta

PS Plus Discounts:

PS3 games

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Alien Rage (Trial available)
Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 18

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Batman: Arkham Origins (available from 25th October)
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 16

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BreakQuest Extra Evolution & StarDrone
Price: £6.49/€7.99
PEGI: 3
Availability: All

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Cabela’s African Adventures
Price: £31.99/€39.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Australia, New Zealand, Russia

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut (available from 25th October)
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 18

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Enslaved Premium Edition
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 16

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Ethan: Meteor Hunter
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 7

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God Of War: Ascension™
Price: £29.99/€39.99
PEGI: 18

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Magrunner: Dark Pulse (Trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Turkey

motorbike
Motorbike
Price: £9.89/€12.49
PEGI: 12

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Rocksmith 2014 Edition (available from 24th October)
Price: £59.99/€69.99
PEGI: 12


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The Guided Fate Paradox (available from 25th October)
Price: £39.99/€49.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Russia

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WRC 4 FIA World Rally Championship (available from October 25th)
Price: £39.99/€49.99
PEGI: 3
Availability: Not available in New Zealand, Russia

PS Vita

Killzone Mercenary Art Book (App)
Price: Free
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Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (available from 25th October)
Price: £34.99/€39.99
PEGI: 16

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Doodle Devil
Price: £4.79/€5.99
PEGI: 16

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Valhalla Knights III
Price: £23.99/€29.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in Australia, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, India, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE

PlayStation Mobile

Monster Hotel
Price: £0.79/€0.99

PSP

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Carnage Heart EXA
Price: £19.99/€24.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

PS3 DLC

Armored Core: Verdict Day

  • CPU Voice (£1.59/€1.99 each)
  • Parts Unlock Complete Set (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Parts Unlock Set (£1.59/€1.99 each)
  • Pilot 5 and 6 (£0.79/€0.99 each)
  • Repainted Parts Complete Set (£11.99/€14.99)
  • Repainted Parts Set Arm (£0.79/€0.99 each)
  • Repainted Parts Set Core (£0.79/€0.99 each)
  • Repainted Parts Set Head (£0.79/€0.99 each)
  • Repainted Parts Set Leg (£0.79/€0.99 each)
  • Repainted Parts Set Weapon (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Repainted Parts Trial Set (Free)
  • Team Emblem Complete Set 2 (£3.99/€4.99)
  • Team Emblem Set 5 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Team Emblem Set 6 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Team Emblem Set 7 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • UNAC Complete Set (£11.99/€14.99)
  • UNAC Set (£2.39/€2.99 each)
  • Workshop Complete Set 3 (£6.49/€7.99)
  • Workshop Set 10 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Workshop Set 11 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Workshop Set 12 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Workshop Set 13 (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Workshop Set 14 (£1.59/€1.99)

Batman: Arkham Origins

  • Arkham Credits Billfold (£1.59/€1.99)
  • Arkham Credits Envelope (£3.19/€3.99)
  • Arkham Credits Attaché Case (£4.79/€5.99)
  • Arkham Credits Vault (£6.49/€7.99)
  • Season Pass (£15.99/€19.99)
  • Deathstroke Challenge Pack (£4.79/€5.99)

Borderlands 2

  • Headhunter 1: Bloody Harvest

Prices: £2.39/€2.99

Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate

  • Ragnarok Odyssey Ace (Free)

Availability: Not available in Russia

Dust 514

  • Dust 514®: W.A.R. Kit ‘Hetairos’ (£39.99/€49.99)
  • Dust 514®: W.A.R. Kit ‘Hoplon’ (£15.99/€19.99)
  • Dust 514®: W.A.R. Kit ‘sparta’ (£79.99/€99.99)

Dynasty Warriors 8

  • New Stage & BGM Pack 4 (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Old Costume Pack 1 (£2.39/€2.99)
  • Wallpapers – Climax Set (£1.99/€2.49)
  • Weapon System Pack 2 (£3.19/€3.99)

Availability: Not available in Russia

LittleBigPlanet 2 (Cross-Buy)

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Costume Pack

Prices: £4.79/€5.99

LittleBigPlanet 2

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Level Creator Pack

Prices: £3.99/€4.99

LittleBigPlanet Karting

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Karts Minipack

Prices: £2.39/€2.99

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

  • Full Burst DLC

Prices: £7.99/€9.99

Saints Row IV

  • Enter The Dominatrix

Prices: £5.49/€6.99
Availability: Not available in Australia

PSVita DLC

LittleBigPlanet Vita (Cross-Buy)

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Costume Pack

Prices: £4.79/€5.99

LittleBigPlanet Vita

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Level Creator Pack

Prices: £3.99/€4.99

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127 Comments
9 Author replies
madmanwithabox12 23 October, 2013 @ 15:03
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Awesome update. Getting both Batman games.

On an unrelated note, there’s a few issues with the Vita store which I’ve been bringing up every week. First of all there’s Sly Cooper Thieves in Time which is listed twice in a row. Second, games like Hotline Miami and LEGO Legends of Chima only show up via search. Third there are PSP games like Elminage Original and Sweet Fuse listed under Vita games.

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Thanks :) I will get someone to look into these.

Nice update. Still no ps4 preorders like the US store? It’d be cool to see. Also, I’ve still not received a Ratchet: Gladiator code – how do I sort this out? Many thanks :-).

johnnyquicknives 23 October, 2013 @ 15:05
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Any word on when PS4 preorders will go up?
And are they likely to be priced reasonably, in the US they are currently available for $50 ($60 with a $10 rebate) which is a great deal. It will be absolutely ridiculous if they are put up in the UK for £60.

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You got anything on PS1 and PS2 :\ Month after month I see nothing whereas NA gets Primal, Legend of Dragoon, Fatal Frame Trilogy, Capcom Vs SNK 2001 etc.

Hi what’s happening with DOA 5 ultimate sexy bundle or is it not available on ps3!!

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Haven’t got a date but they’ve been rolling out bit by bit, so possibly in the coming weeks.

Is the Valhalla Knights demo a mistake? No sign of it on the store

supersmith2500 23 October, 2013 @ 15:06
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Why is the three Vita games in the PSVita demos section when two of the games don’t even have a trial version. Please check for mistakes before publishing the blog entry next time. Just some advice. And Plus, Remember Me, MGR: Rising, Stranger’s Wrath and MotorStorm are free for Plus.

OMAIGAWD! Jawad! You changed your Avatar :'(

Hi

I’ve had Batman on pre order for a while and it said the auto download date was 21/10/13 but it still hasn’t downloaded.

Was this changed? If so why were we not told? The money has already been taken.

Thanks

SabreSephiroth 23 October, 2013 @ 15:08
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People are still waiting on the Ratchet: Gladiator codes being sent out.

Fred, last week, suggested logging into the forums and that a code would be sent via PM within 24 hours. A few of us here tried this but no code has arrived.

The original email which did contain the code for a download of MotorStorm RC stated the Ratchet code would be emailed.

Just wondering what is going on with this?

11

Defiance price drop?

12

Hiya Jawad,

Is there no DLC update option on the Deus Ex Human Revolution DC content? you have to straight rebuy the whole thing?

That’s shocking if so…other platforms can buy the DC content as an update (for less than £5 I believe) and the devs also went on record as saying there not trying to fleece gamers or were their comments only targeted at a specific platform.

Also any word on the Rob Pearson dynamic themes?

Pretty expencive psvita demos yes, and the vita artbook was released last week, anyway, is not wrc4 expected for vita this friday aswell?

The Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Ultimate Sexy DLC Bundle item is still missing. Given this is now 6+ weeks overdue, this is very disappointing.

15

cool, when is the batman and VK3 demo going to be up?

also Dark Souls 2 beta!!! Awesome. Youve made my day! :-)

16

Hi Jawad. Besides the obligatory Batman pre-load question, let me see if I’ve understood the DLC thingie right:

On Friday, we’ll be able to grab the Deathstroke DLC for free from PlayStation Store itself (since there’s no item on the download list for it, unless you tell us otherwise! :P), then the Knightfall DLC will be coming a bit later, correct? :)

Also, great Store update for me. Besides the obligatory Plus content (RULES OF NATURE!), I’ll gladly grab the LBP DLC and the Free Kasumi outfit for DOA5:U.

About that last one… Any chance you guys can please link the Upgrade key (the one with 2.5GB) to the Core Fighters Add-Ons or something? It’s not tied to anything else and it doesn’t come up on a search nor the in-game Store.

Thanks in advance Jawad :)

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Costume Pack
Prices: £4.79/€5.99

US is being able to buy individual costumes for $1,99 each, will we be able to get individual too?

FIFTY QUID…. for god of war??
its only £20 BRAND NEW in the shops….
OK, sony has officially lost the plot when it comes to pricing the store!

Carnivius_Prime 23 October, 2013 @ 15:16
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Hm, nothing for me. That’s fine though. I got a play next week so I don’t need to be wasting time with games when I’m meant to be rehearsing and set building. :P

Isn’t the deathstroke dlc already part of the pre orders. So what are we actually getting for the knightfall delay?

bourbonkid2585 23 October, 2013 @ 15:17
21

Any idea on when we are getting How to survive? Thanks dude

supersmith2500 23 October, 2013 @ 15:17
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@INS1GHTFUL:
Friday for UK and VK3 dosen’t have a demo, don’t get confused by the errors on this post.

Still no Ultimate sexy bundle for DOA5U…

How many weeks we have to wait? Isn’t 7 weeks enough already? Whats wrong? Are you actually doing something about this? When is it going to drop? How many months we have to wait? Of course we cant expect any kind of discount of it, do we? If bundle even arrives…

I guess this post will be ignored like the rest of those who is asking about same thing. Give us answers!

supersmith2500 23 October, 2013 @ 15:19
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@mJ_mSv:
Not demos, just in the wrong section, you can’t get charged just for a demo version.

Aww No where the castlevania:lord of shadows Mirror of fate HD konami said this week.

Let me guess SCEE screw it up again is this going to happen when ps4 comes out hope not. New console, old crap region.

Looking forward to it now dashed :(

Wait… it says its £29.99 here…. but in store it is £49.99, hence my confusion :(

27

A little annoying that most of the stuff i want isnt out until friday – but im looking forward to buying Guided Fate Paradox

* @jawad you forgot the plus drop of 4 games for plus members :)

It looks like your prices are wrong again. On the store and on the blog.

GOW A – Blog £29.99 / Store £49.99

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@adumr82: It wasn’t part of the PSN pre-order for some reason, so that’s what we’re getting.

(Also, the delay seems to be for everyone, with a code or from the Store pre-order).

Is there any reason or excuse why breakquest never came to AU

* correction can you confirm castlevania:lord of shadows mirror of fate out this Friday is that true disregard my last rant above.

Well, let’s try again…

1) I have a problem with the Resistance 3 DLC. If visit its store page from the PS3, i can only see the two buyable addons: Brutality and Survival. However, there’s supposed to be a bundle with the old content for the Special Edition, released for free: it includes a new weapon, two skins, among other things. I can’t download them. There’s no button to press. Could you please look at the issue? European store of course, the stuff is available in the US store, again for free, but i need it for the EU version.

2) I bought “Saints Row 2 Ultimate Edition” when it was on sale. However, there are no game updates for this game, even if they’re required for the DLC and i got a popup message in the game about that. So, what happened to the game update? I’ve tried reporting to the devs but they told me only Sony could help me. Meh.

3) Is Castlevania Mirror of Fate HD going to be released digitally next week?

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I’ll get someone to look into those.

MoF is out next week, yeah.

@supersmith2500 I know ofcourse, just tried a bit Irony :D

Hi,
I haven’t received a code for the Ratchet Gladiator download. I bought Q-Force day 1, played (and got the platinum trophy) soon after, and also got the code for Motocross back when that was distributed, but still no Gladiator code. :(
Who is best to contact about this?
Thanks,
Sawbucks

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Everyone entitled would have received it by now. If you have not received it and think you did, please get in touch with consumer services and they will be able to confirm entitlement.

36

PS Vita demos

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (available from 25th October)
Price: £34.99/€39.99

Will the Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate ‘Demo’ be available today?

36.1

Sorry, they’re all full games. Mislabeled header.

37

>>>Availability: Not available in Russia

2 words – … you SCEE.

Way to punish loyal customers who decided to be honest when registering account. Should have created UK account as my main.

Hi Jawad, how did you get that Terra avatar from Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep? :)

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My Vita still freezes regularly when going into the store and trying to download something. It comes up preparing to download and hangs necessitating a hard reset to fix.

This issue has been present and fairly common for a long time now. When is it going to be fixed? Have Sony even acknowledged that it’s an issue?

OnionMarmalade 23 October, 2013 @ 15:42
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Hey can someone clarify something for me, the Dark Souls 2 Beta, is obviously open to everyone with ps+? No code required?

Also ill only be able to start playing on Sunday? For how long?

Cheers nightmare966 pay more for less seems about right. So how is it delayed? Its only skins, and they’ve already been shown in game. And is the worldwide or SCEE being junk?

42

batman season pass isnt in the store?

43

Just to point out for anyone buying resident evil 4 and/or Code Veronica X

they are charging 9.59 each but if you search for Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Code Veronica X Bundle you can get them both for 15.99

44

I see Xseed Games releases are just as available as Corpse Party Book of Shadows, Sumioni and Orgarythm were.
What happened this time? Same deal again? Or this time something different?
@vik26061993 Yeah. As I grow better at speaking Japanese I’m starting to think registering a Russian account and spending loads of money on it was a mistake. Especially since Vita is locked to 1 account (utter disaster). Recently only stuff that I’m not interested in is released in Russia. Granted I’m not complaining when I have to import things like Senran Kagura SV, Gal*Gun and the likes, but recently it just got utterly unacceptable.
It’s also down to stuff like RAR, which turns out SCEE just flat out don’t explain to the publishers.

I would like to enquire again about the DOA5U Ultimate Sexy bundle pack and why we still don’t have it…

No price on the PS+ discounted Alien Breed titles.
And the PS Vita demo section has some pretty pricey “demos”.

Is MotorStorm RC available in the Instant Game Collection? The only “free” thing i can see it’s the TRIAL. The only other “full” game is the Complete Edition, which is obviously not in the collection.

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Clicking “Try Demo” should actually add it into your basket. Admitedly that is strang

What is up with Deus Ex Directors Cut at £20?

Other formats got that content as DLC for under £5 – since all it does is fix the broken boss fights there’s no way I’m re-buying the whole game and the DLC I already purchased. Sort it out SCEE.

I’m still waiting for my Ratchet Gladiator code.. I signed in to the UK forum like you said i should, i am still waiting for my code. Customer service ain’t helping me at all on this problem

@33 I have a similiar problem with Killzone 3. SCEE won’t fix it, nor will the developers. They’ll just ‘pass the buck’ until you give up, it’s their way.

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