New on PlayStation Store: Apotheon, Battlefield Hardline beta, Suikoden, more

Plus, pick up deals on Call of Duty titles and DLC expansion packs

First up this week, get a piece of the action in the Battlefield Hardline beta. Experience two of the new “Cops and Criminals” oriented modes with Heist and Hotwire or jump in a classic match of Battlefield Conquest in thrilling 24-player battles.

If someone showed me a screenshot of Apotheon, I’d have said it just looks like a painting, but by golly does this game look really good in motion. Feast your eyes on its beautiful art style as you climb Mount Olympus. Why would anyone climb Mount Olympus (apart from the mega leg gains)? To take the power of the Gods, of course! By the powers of Zeus, PlayStation Plus members will be able to enjoy Apotheon this month at no extra cost.

Also out today are Konami’s legendary RPGs Suikoden and Suikoden II. Foolishly, even I have not played it (this year, I hope!) but it sounds great. Lots of characters to recruit and a grand story involving betrayal and rebelling against an empire. Good fun, basically!

Rounding off the week, new PS Plus content swings in, and new discounts go live, from lots of things Call of Duty, to DLC for Dead Space and Skyrim, and neat indie games on PS4 and Vita.

PlayStation Plus

Apotheon (PS4) – 100% off

Transistor (PS4) – 100% off

Thief (PS3) – 100% off

Yakuza 4 (PS3) – 100% off

Rogue Legacy (PS4, PS3, PS Vita) – 100% off

Kick and Fennick (PS Vita) – 100% off

Draw Slasher & Run Like Hell! – 20% off, ends 25th Feb

PlayStation 4

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Apotheon
Price: £8.99/€10.99/AU$16.45

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Game of Thrones – Episode 2: The Lost Lords
Price: £3.99/€4.99/AU$7.55

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Risk
Price: £11.99/€14.99/AU$22.95

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Gold Edition
Not available in Bahrain, Germany, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE
Price: £59.99/€69.99/AU$99.95

PlayStation 3

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Game of Thrones – Episode 2: The Lost Lords
Price: £3.99/€4.99/AU$7.55

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The Amazing Spider-Man Franchise Pack
Not available in Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine
Price: £49.99/€59.99/AU$90.95

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Gold Edition
Not available Turkey
Price: £49.99/€59.99/AU$89.95

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Transformers Franchise Pack
Not available in Turkey
Price: £69.99/€79.99/AU$114.95

PlayStation Vita

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AeternoBlade (demo available)
Not available in Australia, New Zealand
Price: £11.99/€14.99

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Criminal Girls: Invite Only
Not available in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand
Out 6th February
Price: £34.99/€39.99

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Draw Slasher & Run Like Hell! bundle
Price: £5.79/€6.99/AU$10.45

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Fort Defense, Fort Defense North Menace & DayD Tower Rush
Price: £7.99/€9.99/AU$14.95

PS one

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Suikoden
Not available in Australia, New Zealand
Price: £3.99/€4.99

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Suikoden II
Price: £3.99/€4.99/AU$7.55

PlayStation Mobile

Appli Archives NIKOLI Crossword
£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95

SolitaireZero
£0.65/€0.79/AU$1.45

The incredible physics puzzle – Episode 1
£4.49/€5.49/AU$9.25

Orc Slayer Portable
£1.79/€2.29/AU$3.95

Flem
£7.99/€9.99/AU$15.95

Daryl
Free

Solbrain XIII – Wind
£3.39/€4.29/AU$7.45

Ele-Mental
£2.19/€2.79/AU$4.75

PS4 DLC

Alien: Isolation

  • Lost Contact (£5.79/€6.99/AU$10.45)

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

  • Twisted Gears Pack (£3.99/€4.99/AU$7.55)

Rabbids Invasion

  • Pack 4 Season 1 (£3.29/€3.99/AU$5.95)

Rocksmith

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The Crew

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WWE2K15

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PS3 DLC

Alien: Isolation

  • Lost Contact (£5.79/€6.99/AU$10.45)

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

  • Core Fighters Autumn Char. + Costume Sale (£24.99/€29.99/AU$44.95)

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

  • Chinese Debut Module (£1.19/€1.49/AU$2.25)
  • Rolling Girl (£1.99/€2.49/AU$3.75)
  • Mikudayo (£1.19/€1.49/AU$2.25)
  • Rolling Girl Module (£1.19/€1.49/AU$2.25)

MX VS ATV Supercross

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  • Upgrade Chassis (Free)

Rocksmith

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  • Foo Fighters Song Pack (£9.49/€11.99/AU$17.95)
  • Rage Against The Machine Pack 2 (£6.49/€7.99/AU$11.95)
  • Bullet For My Valentine Song Pack (£9.49/€11.99/AU$17.95)
  • Rage Against The Machine Complete Song Pack (£12.99/€15.99/AU$23.95)
  • Bon Jovi Song Pack (£9.49/€11.99/AU$17.95)
  • Rage Against The Machine Pack 1 (£7.99/€9.99/AU$14.95)
  • The Pretender – Foo Fighters (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Monkey Wrench – Foo Fighters (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Rope – Foo Fighters (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Long Road to Ruin – Foo Fighters (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Killing in the Name – Rage Against The Machine (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Wake Up – Rage Against The Machine (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Know Your Enemy – Rage Against The Machine (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Tears Don’t Fall – Bullet For My Valentine (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Hearts Burst Into Fire – Bullet For My Valentine (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Your Betrayal – Bullet For My Valentine (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Scream Aim Fire – Bullet For My Valentine (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • Hand Of Blood – Bullet For My Valentine (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
  • It’s My Life – Bon Jovi (£2.49/€2.99/AU$4.55)
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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SingOn

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PS Vita DLC

Destiny of Spirits

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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

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Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

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First and foremost, thanks for the Suikoden games.

Judging from the response (or maybe more from a lack thereof) during past few weeks it seems like you guys don’t even want to reply to any of the concerns I’ve raised regarding Vita TV. Don’t you know how to answer, or are you just not interested in supporting a device you brought to the market? I really hope it’s not the latter.

Why are so many games not compatible even though many similar games are? Let’s take Final Fantasy games, for example. You mentioned Final Fantasy VII as one of the compatible games in the announcements of the device, but aside that and Final Fantasy X HD for Vita, none of the other Final Fantasy games, be it PS1 Classic or PSP games, are compatible. What is the reason for this? There should be no excuse for these games to not work, even the US version of Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection is listed compatible with the device. I managed to make Dissidia 012 work on the device, but strangely after few days ...

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First and foremost, thanks for the Suikoden games.

Judging from the response (or maybe more from a lack thereof) during past few weeks it seems like you guys don’t even want to reply to any of the concerns I’ve raised regarding Vita TV. Don’t you know how to answer, or are you just not interested in supporting a device you brought to the market? I really hope it’s not the latter.

Why are so many games not compatible even though many similar games are? Let’s take Final Fantasy games, for example. You mentioned Final Fantasy VII as one of the compatible games in the announcements of the device, but aside that and Final Fantasy X HD for Vita, none of the other Final Fantasy games, be it PS1 Classic or PSP games, are compatible. What is the reason for this? There should be no excuse for these games to not work, even the US version of Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection is listed compatible with the device. I managed to make Dissidia 012 work on the device, but strangely after few days the game just suddenly stopped working. I still don’t understand why that is, the device should be like Vita with all its compatibility with games, but it isn’t. Is the reason related to hardware, software or licensing? Or somewhere else?

I recently contacted Idea Factory about their Vita games’ compatibility, and they stated the Vita games need additional patching in order for them to work on Vita TV. This clearly can’t be the problem with PSP and PS1 games, since games that their publishers have abandoned a long time ago (such as Wild Arms XF and Riviera) are listed as compatible with the device. Why is it that the majority of PSP and PS1 games work on the device with no problems, but at the same time, some very major releases on both sides do not? Even with games from the same publisher, same platform and same game series? It’s really weird when games that with all logic should be compatible with device won’t work, or work for a while and later just stop working at all.

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There is this little word called “communication”, I’m sure you are familiar with the term since you have managed to have it on several occasions, so why not this? It would be so much easier to stomach this situation if you guys could at least reply to these questions and tell us that you are aiming to fix these things, tell us how these things work and what the obstacles are. But having a complete silence and hearing things like Youtube application support dropping for Vita from every source other than your own makes it feel like you really don’t care. Like you are just trying to sweep things under the rug and hoping that the problems go away by them being out of sight and out of mind. I would really like to believe it’s not like that, so could you please confirm it by talking things out?

1.2

I’m not certain of this but I remember reading somewhere that the Final Fantasy games that were on the PSP weren’t going to be supported for the PSTV, reason because Squaresoft doesn’t want to?
So with their IP’s it seems to be a choice or something, but like I said take this with a grain of salt because I don’t remember where I read it which might not have been a reputable source.

1.3

It’s up to developers. Sometimes it’s not always a matter of compatibility, but licensing. It’s a system of it’s own, just because it’s PlayStation, doesn’t mean it’s automatically allowed to be shared between systems.

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Any new information on Cross Region Gifting.
Like steam have had for years.

It would really fit whit the season too now rigth? a easy way to gift someone a spesific game for christmas.

I do mean gifts would have to be purchased as gift. (not transfearal of used). Like how you can get physical copies from abroad, you should be able to get digital ones too.

How soon are the following titles getting on the SEN store?
PSP:
Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (yes I know of 2.5 hd remake, but thats not playable on portable device is it? ;) )
PoPoLoCrois
Tales of Eternia
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
Thrillville
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
Jeanne d’Arc

PS1:
Xenogears
Digimon World
Digimon World 2003
ChronoTrigger/Cross

Why I keep asking (for the PSP ones), I got most of these on UMD, but I do not want to have to drag the PSP whit me in adition to the Vita. And for those that do not get (portable ie, Vita) remakes, it would be...

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Any new information on Cross Region Gifting.
Like steam have had for years.

It would really fit whit the season too now rigth? a easy way to gift someone a spesific game for christmas.

I do mean gifts would have to be purchased as gift. (not transfearal of used). Like how you can get physical copies from abroad, you should be able to get digital ones too.

How soon are the following titles getting on the SEN store?
PSP:
Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Ghost in the Shell: Stand alone Complex
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (yes I know of 2.5 hd remake, but thats not playable on portable device is it? ;) )
PoPoLoCrois
Tales of Eternia
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology
Thrillville
Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
Jeanne d’Arc

PS1:
Xenogears
Digimon World
Digimon World 2003
ChronoTrigger/Cross

Why I keep asking (for the PSP ones), I got most of these on UMD, but I do not want to have to drag the PSP whit me in adition to the Vita. And for those that do not get (portable ie, Vita) remakes, it would be sad that people would not get to play them in the future. I adition, soon these could be fun to play on PS TV device. You know that poor device will need all the games it can get, just as the Vita.. Also added some games to the list by request.

Oh, and to anyone complaining about me reposting, if they (SCEE, Not other people) would just take time to reply, something like: We have brougt your suggestions to the correct people/departments. Id shut up (about the things in the post) for atleast a few months.

Not easy to rewrite this all the time, shortened it a little now..

Removed from the list as its released PS1 title Suikoden II.

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Gah, some of the things I edited out snuck back in..

Yeah, I would love to see some Squaresoft PS1 US imports like Brave Fencer Musashi, Chrono Cross, Legend of Mana, Threads of Fate, Xenogears and several others.

PS1 imports, in Europe, LOL.

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EternalChaos72 04 February, 2015 @ 15:04
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Not one fu*ck was given. This update is pants apart from the PS+ games. Also jawad can you please ask Sega for the Hatsune Miku avatars? America already has them about a month ago.

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You forgot this part of the update:
Also out today are Konami’s legendary RPGs Suikoden and Suikoden II.

We get a lot less avatars than the US anyway, asking won’t change anything.

EternalChaos72 04 February, 2015 @ 15:13
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Jawad could at least have the decency and ask them.

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This question may possibly go unanswered, but I thought I’d ask it anyway. If I download one of the free PS Plus games one month, say Thief this month for example and then the next month it’s on sale, would it be possible to buy it on the sale price so that I could keep it permanently even when my PS Plus subscription expires or is it once you’ve downloaded it for free, you can’t actually buy it while your PS Plus subscription is active. Sorry it’s a rather long-winded question. Thanks.

You can’t buy it while your PS+ sub is still going.

You’ll be able to buy a PS+ game if you let your subscription expire. Or perhaps if the game has a glitched cross-buy option or it’s bundled with something else, or gets a “new” version which is not listed as “purchased” in the store.

I asked about this last week and Chris responded:

@Hilaveli – as you are still an active PS Plus member and you have downloaded that content in the past it will still be registered on your account. You will only be able to buy it if you are no longer a Plus member, but as a Plus member you can download it again for free so that’s win win from my perspective :)

A lot of people here recommend that you just create another account. Unfortunately that’s the most you can do.

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No Rock Band DLC again, huh?

I clearly see Rock Smith DLC. Ace of Spades and some other stuff.

Because Rock Smith is clearly Rock Band, right?

Sony Europe sucks :(

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I am actually interested in knowing if we are ever going to get Legend of Dragoon on the SCEE store as an NA import like has been mentioned before, any update on yhis? Seems to have gone totally quiet.

The Shadow of Mordor DLC is NOT free. It requires the Season Pass.

Also, where’s the Supercross DLC? I see two listed here, but not in the store. I’m already seeing all the other content, already got all PS+ new games hours ago.

Risk! Finally!
Any news on when Trivial Pursuit Live will release?

Hello jawad.

Any update on The Lego batman 3 season pass for ps4?? Its still no where to be found on The portuguese Store.

The ps3 pass is 40% off so any hope that The ps4 Season pass also had 40% discount??

9.1

I contacted the publisher and they said they were aware this was occurring in some countries and were working on fixing it. They gave no timline for it being resolved however.

Thanks for the answer NZSepiroth :) (although kudos to Fred for keeping the updates coming on twitter)

Lets hope they can sort it out at least until Feb 18th when the 40% discount (hoping the discount is for both consoles) ends.

Yakuza 4? Yes please!!

Why is Suikoden not available in AU and is that likely to change in the future?

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Rogue Legacyy and Thief (PS3) are both missing from Malta’s Store. These are both free games to PS+ subscribers. Will these games be made available? Thank you!

And once again, an game that has been heavily advertised on the blog isn’t available in Australia.

@Mazyx, it looks like the game isn’t rated.. I’m guessing the chances of Konami to get the game rated in Australia are very low. :(

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lol no Suikoden for Aus/NZ. SCEE gonna SCEE.

14.1

Not even going to bother buying 2 if I can’t even play 1. I was really hyped for this but what a waste of time that turned out to be. Thanks Sony.

14.2

I should know better but purchased 2 thinking oh 1 will come up soon…. no respect for the consumer – an explanation is all I ask

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You forgot to put Kick & Fennick in the Vita’s new release section.

Hey guys, can you please clarify why Suikoden 2 is available to AU/NZ, but not Suikoden 1?

Everyone’s been hyping the release of these games and I was really looking forward to playing them for the first time, as 1 & 2 are meant to link together – not so easy to do when AU only gets half of the pair :/

Very nice to see Suikoden 1 and 2 available, but when will the PS4 be able to play PS1 games?

Great. Just perfect. Once again you release a sequel in a game series but leave a gap by not releasing the others. And hyped up no less. This is why no one likes you, Sony Europe. Why on earth would you only release 1 and not both to Australia and New Zealand when even Europe has this game? I was so excited. You delayed the game and now you do this. I am so sick of this. It is unacceptable how our country is treated by you game companies. I don’t think I even want to buy Suikoden 2 now because of you people. You’ve put me off wanting to play this.

18.1

You know the games have to have licensing and pass region censorship laws right? It’s not always Sony’s fault and sometimes it’s just out of their hands.

18.2

Then why did Suikoden 2 pass through first and not Suikoden 1?! It makes no sense! What could possibly be in Suikoden 1 that would make it censored in Australia? We’ve had this with worse games that have had taboo themes, this is ridiculous!

18.3

What is annoying, is that we are finding out that it is not available in Aus/NZ now with no reason as to why. Surely they could give us some information before the release. This is just like the January release for the entire Pal region, we do not find out it is not happening until after the time has passed, and only because we enquired where it was.

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Just wanna warn people about Fort Defense, Fort Defense North Menace & DayD Tower Rush

All 3 games were decent enough tower defence games on tablet, but the Vita versions lack any kind of zoom feature. This results in graphics so tiny you literally need a magnifying glass to see your towers and HUD. Pretty much unplayable, even if you’ve got magic eyesight you still won’t be able to aim your spells properly. Epic fail.

Jawad is there any plans for past Mortal Kombat games to be released on the PS store or at the very least Mortal Kombat Deception: Unchained (PSP/Vita) to be released over here, NA have had it since April 2013 & i think Warner Bros forgot about us.

I’ve poster on the MK fan page but not sure what else to do.

Still no reply from Netherealm (expected due to MK X development) or Warner Bros. I hope Sony is able to do something even if it’s a request for MK Deception: Unchained’s European PSN release. I mean i could buy the US copy but you know… The 1 account limit on PS Vita >.>.

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I agree the lack of MK games on the PSN is poor and it would be really fun to play while on the go

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Apparently they didn’t submit the game for classification because they feared it would be rejected (at the time, Australia did not have an “R”/18+ rating)… Later on, the console version of Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition was released – after Australia introduced an “R”/18+ rating – and it passed without issue.

I spoke to Warner Bros about the PlayStation Vita version being released in Australia – now that we have an “R”/18+ rating – and the answer was (paraphrasing here) “it’s too much effort to submit it for classification, just for a portable console”…

So nope, it won’t be coming to Australia in the foreseeable future.

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Well i’m talking about PS1/PS2 games (MK4/MK trilogy/MK Special Forces/MK Mythologies/MK Deadly Alliance/MK Deception/ MK Shaolin Monks & MK Armageddon) not a single one has been released here or in America. However america did the get the PSP port of MK Deception called MK Deception: Unchained in April 2013. For some reason it never released here which is why i’m asking if any game could be released can it be that given it already has a digital release (plus it’s the only 3D MK game i can’t play as GC never got it over here & sold PS2 ages ago).

Also i’m british so we got MK vita :/. Shame aus never got it but a rating shouldn’t be that time consuming as it should be the same as PS3/360 version :/.

Asked Ed Boon/Netherrealm/WB Games UK on twitter but nothing yet :(

Really enjoyed Deception (& Unchained) thanks to konquest mode & chess kombat so would love to have it on my Vita & seeing it on the US store feels like it’s taunting me haha xD

Bought them both and they work fine on the ps3 but the psvita needs working on still I am now happy. Now they just need to release the legend of dragoon and syphon filter 2 then I will be gald.

Hi. I tried playing one of last month’s free games yesterday, Duke Nukem on PS3, and it froze three times in just a couple of hours. Each time my PS3 had to restart and rebuild the file system, which took ages. Will there be a fix coming for this?

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Delete the game and reinstall. There may have been an error while downloading.

Thanks. I’ll give it a try.

Well, I tried doing that and it just crashed the PS3 again after a couple of minutes. Tried playing multiplayer and it froze immediately when entering a lobby. The game is literally unplayable. Are you going to bother fixing this, Sony?

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Still no Rock Band 3 DLC? This is getting ridiculous.

Please, Jawad, can we at least get an update on what is causing the delay and when it will be released?

I dont think they care =\ 3rd week in a row i’ve been asking whats going on with it, and all the times i was ignored, or my reply was deleted…

i guess they are not in need of moneys…. :(

@ZeCruz From HMX on the Rock Band forums: “For folks asking about SCEE: I haven’t heard an update in a week. It’s essentially out of our hands at this point, and Sony will push to the store when they push to the store.”

So basically the delay is with SCEE and SCEE only, and they’re ignoring questions about it from paying customers.

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Its quite baffling why PS1 games aren’t playable natively on PS4. I know that PlayStation Now is the answer to this but it isn’t available in Europe yet in any shape or form and there is no support for PS1 games yet in the US anyway.

And when there is, will it just be the games that are available on the stores in the different regions or will it actually be every PS1 game that ever existed in any region that will be playable?
I mean when you think about it out of the the PSX, PS2, PS3, PSP, PS Vita, the PS4 is the first PlayStation console that can’t play PS1 games natively. Why is that? Because of the lack of CD-ROM support in the PS4? Then surely there should be digital game support anyway? With over 20 million PS4s out there, I’m sure you would have made more money on the PS1 games currently available on the PS Stores.

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Its quite baffling why PS1 games aren’t playable natively on PS4. I know that PlayStation Now is the answer to this but it isn’t available in Europe yet in any shape or form and there is no support for PS1 games yet in the US anyway.

And when there is, will it just be the games that are available on the stores in the different regions or will it actually be every PS1 game that ever existed in any region that will be playable?
I mean when you think about it out of the the PSX, PS2, PS3, PSP, PS Vita, the PS4 is the first PlayStation console that can’t play PS1 games natively. Why is that? Because of the lack of CD-ROM support in the PS4? Then surely there should be digital game support anyway? With over 20 million PS4s out there, I’m sure you would have made more money on the PS1 games currently available on the PS Stores.

Is there any truth to this article that Eurogamer ran (actually over a year ago now) about PS1/PS2 game support coming to PS4? They seemed pretty confident that it was something that was coming http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-ps1-ps2-games-heading-to-ps4

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The PlayStation 4 is technically capable of CD playback – after all, it uses a Blu-Ray Disk drive and these sort of drives are backwards-compatible (which is why EVERY Blu-Ray Disk player you come across will play DVDs, CDs and in many cases, even SACDs!)…

But Sony have disabled it at a software level, most likely for marketing reasons (who needs CDs when you have Music Unlimited?).

Therefore, there is no reason why software emulation could not be used with the PlayStation 4 – which won’t work for every game, though it should work for most (emulation is not perfect, even when you have access to all of the technical details)…

The PlayStation 2 effectively had a PlayStation/PSOne built-in (“hardware emulation”), as did the first-generation PlayStation 3s – obviously that is not an option for the PlayStation 4, so software emulation is the only option.

But with PlayStation Now – which is a stupid idea (not everyone in the world has access to broadband services that are actually fast – ...

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The PlayStation 4 is technically capable of CD playback – after all, it uses a Blu-Ray Disk drive and these sort of drives are backwards-compatible (which is why EVERY Blu-Ray Disk player you come across will play DVDs, CDs and in many cases, even SACDs!)…

But Sony have disabled it at a software level, most likely for marketing reasons (who needs CDs when you have Music Unlimited?).

Therefore, there is no reason why software emulation could not be used with the PlayStation 4 – which won’t work for every game, though it should work for most (emulation is not perfect, even when you have access to all of the technical details)…

The PlayStation 2 effectively had a PlayStation/PSOne built-in (“hardware emulation”), as did the first-generation PlayStation 3s – obviously that is not an option for the PlayStation 4, so software emulation is the only option.

But with PlayStation Now – which is a stupid idea (not everyone in the world has access to broadband services that are actually fast – just around the corner, it’ll never happen…

i see Thief should be free in EU but there is no Thief in PSN Romania why is that ??

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Same here (I am in Malta). Also missing is Rogue Legacy, at least for me.

Sony, two weeks ago, and again last week, your Playstation Blog post mentioned that the Phantom of the Opera table (regular version, pro version and pro upgrade) was being made available, but they have yet to appear. What is going on here? People can buy the Season 4 pass, but get nothing for it because the first table in Season 4 isn’t available. Could you look into this?

A little bit on/off topic – when will the Sony Xperia Z3 be compatible with Playstation Mobile?

I guess I’ll be the one to ask this.

Why is Criminal Girls: Invite Only not available in Ireland?
Seems very strange considering the only time I have seen this is with Manhunt 2.

This becomes available on the 6th for everyone, as stated in the post.

Then again: it’s incredibly expensive for a censored JRPG. I was thinking to get it day one but 40 EUR are a hefty price tag. With the cuts, I feel it’s not worth more than 20 EUR.

It does not state that it’ll be available for “everyone” on the 6th. It says the following:

Criminal Girls: Invite Only
Not available in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand
Out 6th February

I would also like to know why we’re not getting it in Ireland. I have a physical copy ordered anyway, but I don’t like the implications of this.

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Great way to promote Yakuza series before the release of Yakuza 5. AND! We just managed to get our PC-only friend highly interested in buying PS3 to play the series. BUT! To get him to do so, we need Yakuza 1&2 HD Edition. Sony, do you want one more PS3 owner? Partner up more with SEGA :)

PS. Not only that, ICO HD, Shadow of the Colossus HD, Okami HD and quite a few more he became interested in. Please, help us sell more PlayStations!

I’m fairly certain Yakuza HD on WiiU bombed big time.

Sorry, i meant to include PS3. But still.

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You know, the thing is many people had PS2 in Japan so releasing the HD Edition on Wii U was kind of… stupid, to put it blantly. It would be far more wise to release an English HD Edition for PS3 than make a Japan-only Wii U port.

I have currently 6 people who will start their Yakuza adventure as soon as HD Edition is released in English. And the rest… I’ll buy the game for them and I’m sure they’ll like it :)

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Game of Thrones eps 2, yes! Love the looks of Transistor, hope I enjoy the gameplay as well. Yakuza 4 later :p

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For those interested in the rage song packs for rocksmith, be cautious. I ordered song pack 1 and the songs that download were not as described.

Mr Jawad Ashraf, are we ever going to get Mega Man X4 and X5? The NA PSN has already had them for months.

Where the hell is the Alien Isolation DLC????????? It’s not in the store!!!!!!!

For some reason Suikoden 1 is compatible with vita but Suikoden 2 isn’t despite the store write stating that it is. Is this an error on the store or a glitch with my vita, my Download list on the vita says it isn’t downloadable on the system

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It’s something on Sony’s side. I have the same problem. Sucks if you only wanted to get Suikoden 2, but most people will probably spend time in Suikoden 1 first

Got the same issue, hope it’ll be fixed.

supersmith2500 04 February, 2015 @ 22:19
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Konami are aware of the issue and are looking into it, should be sorted soon.

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Jawad

Are we getting Splice? and i thought Europe was getting the new Spongebob game, what is happening with that?

supersmith2500 04 February, 2015 @ 22:18
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I think it will release when the new Spongebob movie comes out in the UK. It will come out eventually since the Vita in Europe is well marketed towards younger gamers now. Besides, the US haven’t even got Invizimals the Resistance and The Muppet’s Movie Adventure yet.

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@Supersmith2500

Thank you :)

PS+ line-up is looking pretty decent.

My one question is, why does the European store not list Mortal Kombat X yet? Apparenly the US store has had the pre-orders since yesterday, and I would very much like to pre-order through PSN as well.

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So this update pretty much says no to australian RPG fans. No Criminal Girls and no Suikoden 1. Who would start the series playing the second game?!?!

Please for the love of gaming, bug those developers to get them released in Australia ;-;

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Sometimes I feel I really need to just learn japanese… Easier than waiting around for releases to come here at this point.

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Criminal Girls won’t be seeing a AUS release because of the taboo content I would take a guess. lots of loli characters being “tortured”

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Have some respect for your customers and give an explanation as to why Suikoden II is available and not 1.

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I agree – there’s no need to go into specific details, but at least give gamers a brief explanation of why a game isn’t available… “The game has been submitted to the applicable classification body and an answer is pending” or “At this time, we have been unable to get approval from the applicable classification body”.

At least you’re not providing your customers with a cryptic answer that tells us nothing.

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Im having some problems getting Suikoden 2 to work on my Vita. Ive paid for both games and S1 has downloaded successfully. The option to download 2 comes up for Vita and PS3, but when I click to download Vita, nothing happens. Yet I was able to download it to my PS3. Tried to copy it over onto my Vita, but nothing. Please help as no one is responding to me on Twitter about this.

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Same here, but I only have Vita.

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Please bring the Suikoden series to PS4. Even a PS4 capability would be awesome!

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Will never happen bro. Buy a vita and enjoy the greatness right away instead. Im going to get them on vita!

A lot of things haven’t made it to Australia, why is it happening in the first place? Some information would be great, even if it’s our ratings board holding up releases it would be good to know.

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Yeah monster monpiece and now criminal girls not getting rated is most likely due to the costs. Apparently it’s an arm and a leg plus heaps of waiting for them to review and accept/deny games.

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More like the content then the cost I would imagine.

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Criminal Girls: Invite Only doesn’t even appear on the Australian Classifications Board Web site, so it appears that the game has not even been submitted for approval (WHY?)…

In saying that, Sony Computer Entertainment and developers need more transparency with their games – instead of simply telling us that it’s “not available”, give us a simple explanation as to why.

For example, “This has been submitted to the appropriate regulatory authority and we are waiting on an answer” or “This game has been submitted to the applicable regulatory authority and was rejected”.

There’s no need to go into details for various reasons, but there is nothing stopping them offering a simple explanation like that…

Where is the neptunia rebirth 2 dlc SCEE plz.

Where is Alien Isolation Lost Contact DLC ? I can’t find it on Polish PSStore.

They didn’t even bother to reply to the posts this week?

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Yeah it’s really bad this time. Konami said on its Twitter that they’re looking into the Vita issue with Sony but no one has given any sort of answer on why Suikoden 1 remains unreleased in Aus/NZ. The most obvious is that the classification board never rated the game which leads me to believe that Konami did not send them a message to classify the game in advance of its release in PAL regions. As if they forgot it never got one like Suikoden 2 did almost 15 years ago.

Huh? Who said anything about Suikoden? I was talking about Jawad/Fred/Whatever and the Playstation Blog store update.

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Even so, there’s still no replies like there usually are this week.

Jackthekingsmit 05 February, 2015 @ 11:43
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Is the digital release of Akiba’s Trip Undead & Undressed for the PS4 still set for this friday or has it been delayed?

No timeless Suikoden PS1 classic for NZ/AU because it was never rated, are you kidding?! Outrageous. Rate it now!

Do you think it’s funny that a censored game to not be release for 3 region dispite why NISA had to say why it was needed to be censored because some rating boards had issues with criminal girls & fear it would not sale everywhere if it was uncensored.

Well guess what it has Failed the game is censored to hell, but yet 3 region not available, explain the reason because it’s becoming a Joke.

The SJWs got what they wanted & water down a game & still 3 places you can’t downloaded in 3 regions lol

Is censor games now at risk. :D

Apotheon

Awesome game. But my character keeps drifting off to the right all the time. is this just me or is anyone else noticing this happening when they play it as well?

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I have a UK PSN account and was looking for Suikoden 1 and 2 yesterday and today on the Vita PSN store, but can’t find it. They are not in latest releases, PSOne classics and I cannot find them with a search. Anyone else having this problem?

Get them from either PC or PS3. However one of the two titles doesn’t work on Vita.

I mean, it doesn’t work YET, they’re looking into it.

I also thought suikoden I & II weren’t on the uk vita store – they weren’t in psone classics, couldn’t be found with search and didn’t seem to be on the latest game section – that is until i scrolled down and there they were inbetween the citizens of earth game and atelier ayesha – bizarre, but at least i am now downloading both :)

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