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PSN Store Update: 13/06/12

Gravity Rush.

The big news in Store Update Land this week is the next big game for the PS Vita. Gravity Rush hits the digital distribution streams and if you forgot to pre-order but still want that lovely DLC, SCEE has you covered. You’ll still get the Military Missions DLC for free if you buy from the PlayStation Network Store before next Tuesday, the 19th.

Gravity Rush isn’t the only thing to get excited about though, the Vita sale we mentioned earlier in the week begins today and runs until the 4th of July but the contents of the sale will be rotated each week. Those discounts aren’t limited to Vita, either. There are some nice little discounts on PlayStation 3 games to tempt you.

The next Vita game in the new AR Play range launches today too, hot on the heels of those tabletop tanks. PulzAR is a kind of 3D, AR puzzle game where you can place objects and move around to get a truly immersive look around the arenas. It’s cheaper than most Minis can manage and comes with trophies, which is nice. Table Football has some DLC too, if you can’t get enough of Vita AR.

Want to know more about Gravity Rush?

Check out our hands on here, and our not-quite-a-review here.

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Alien Breed Trilogy
Experience the ultimate in science-fiction action with the Alien Breed Trilogy: three arcade-shooter titles in one fantastic collection, together for the first time. The Alien Breed Trilogy resurrects a much revered franchise with an epic narrative, swarms of intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weaponry and thrilling two-player co-operative action.

Price: £17.49,€20.99,AU$31.45
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in BL, HN, QT
File Size: 4GB

Babel Rising (Trial also available)
Babel Rising lets you play as a God and use your powers to prevent humans from building the tower of Babel.

Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 7
Availability: All
File Size: 357MB

Bang Bang Racing (Trial also available)
Bang Bang Racing is a brand new, top-down arcade car racer for the whole family! Choose from 20 sleek racing cars, eight different skins and nine exotic reversible and variable tracks around the world. Cones and exploding barrels will put your driving skills to the test on snow, water, sand and oil-covered tracks. Take on other players in 4-player split-screen multiplayer!

Price: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
PEGI: 3
Availability: All
File Size: 209MB

Rune Factory Oceans
Aden and Sonja, two lifelong friends, were living a tranquil life on Fenith Island until one day they awaken to a mysterious curse. To make things worse, the Fenith Island they knew and loved has been replaced with an unfamiliar version. Lead Aden and Sonja as they traverse the high seas to discover the cure to their curse and return home.

Price: £39.99,€49.99,AU$79.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 2659MB

StarDrone Bundle (includes PS3 and PS Vita versions)
StarDrone bundle features both PlayStation 3 system and PlayStation Vita system versions.

Price: £3.99,€4.99
PEGI: 3
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ
File Size: 220MB

Two Worlds II VELVET Game of the Year Edition
The Two Worlds II Velvet Game of the YEAR EDITION offers an amazing RPG adventure. The Velvet GotY Edition combines the thrilling storylines of both Two Worlds II and its expansion, Pirates of the Flying Fortress, complete with all DLC and multiplayer packages. Challenging quests, a unique Magic system and enthralling battles await you in the vast world of Antaloor.

Price: £19.99,€24.99,AU$39.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in DK, FI, NZ, NO, SE
File Size: 5582MB

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Babel Rising
PEGI: 7
Availability: All
File Size: 357MB

Bang Bang Racing
PEGI: 3
Availability: All
File Size: 209MB

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Top Trumps NBA All Stars
Prices: £2.99,€3.59
PEGI: 3
Availability: Only. FR, DE, IT, ES, UK

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Gravity Rush (Releases 15th June for UK/IRE, 20th June for NZ)
Compatible with PlayStationVita only.
Can you save the world from an incoming gravity storm?
For a limited time only, download Gravity Rush and you’ll also receive a Military Mission Pack – containing two story missions, two challenge missions and a military character costume – absolutely free.
Price: £34.99,€34.99,AU$47.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 1337MB

PulzAR
Compatible with PlayStationVita only.
Giant meteors are hurtling towards Earth and only you can save the planet from certain destruction! Use your AR Play Cards over 25 perilous levels to connect laser beams and launch the missiles that will save humanity.

Price: £1.59,€1.99,AU$3.45
PEGI: 3
File Size: 146MB

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Escape Plan
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 548MB

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Football Generation (PS2)
Compatible with PlayStation 3.
Football Generation brings all the action from the exciting world of soccer straight to your living room. A comprehensive roster of international and club teams are available across a wealth of exciting game modes. The fantastic ‘Scenario’ mode lets you step into the boots of your team’s star player, giving you the chance to personally guide your team to victory!

Price: £0.99,€1.19,AU$1.95
PEGI: 3
Availability: Ex. BE, DK, FI, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, UA

Arc the Lad III (PS1)
Compatible with PSP (PlayStation Portable) and PlayStation 3.
Join Alec and friends on his quest to become a legendary Hunter and save the world from the Dark One.
This title requires a 60Hz compatible display. The manual is in English. Help can be found at www.monkeypawgames.com

Price: £3.99,€4.99,AU$8.45
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

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Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice Of Arland
Pamela
Prices: £3.19,€3.99,AU$6.95
Availability: All

Birds Of Steel
Map Pack 1: Battle Of Britain (£4.79, €5.99, AU$9.95)
Planes Pack 1: P-47 Thunderbolt & Os2U Kingfisher (£3.99, €4.99, AU$8.45)
Availability: All

Cars 2 The Videogame
Hotrod Francesco
Lightyear Lightning
Prices: £0.79,€0.99,AU$1.75
Availability: Only in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Disgaea 4
Fish Strong! (£1.59, €1.99, AU$3.45)
Medic (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)
Necromancer (£2.39, €2.99, AU$4.95)
Overlord’s Castle Map (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
Availability: Not available in DK, FI, NO, PL, SE

Dragon’s Dogma
From A Different Sky – Part 4
Prices: £0.79,€0.99,AU$1.75
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet 2
Tron: Legacy Pack
Prices: £2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95
Availability: All

Marvel Pinball
Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles
Prices: £7.99,€9.99,AU$15.95
Availability: All

Rock Band 3
Drive (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
Dodgin Bullets (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
Inside (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
Spineless (£0.99, €1.49, AU$2.45)
Stabbing To Purge Dissimulation (£0.59, €0.79, AU$1.30)
Weevil Bride (£0.59, €0.79, AU$1.30)
Availability: Not available in BL,HR,CZ,GR,HU,IN,IL,KU,LU,QA.RM,SA,SI,ZA,TR,UA

Saints Row The Third
Witches & Weiners Pack
Prices: £1.99,€2.49,AU$4.25
Availability: All

Sniper Elite II
Assassinate The Führer
Prices: £8.79,€10.99,AU$17.45
Availability: Not available in Austria, Germany

Soul Calibur V
Sexy Costumes 1
Prices: £1.99,€2.49,AU$4.25
Availability: All

Test Drive Unlimited 2
Ferrari 599XX
Harley Davidson Fatboy Lo
Prices: £0.79,€0.99,AU$1.75
Availability: All

Tron : Evolution
In-Box Maps, Characters And Avatars (£3.19, €3.99, AU$6.95)
Pre-Order Character – Clu (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
Pre-Order Character – Gibson (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
Pre-Order Character – Quorra (£0.79, €0.99, AU$1.75)
Availability: Not available in RU, UA
Releases in BG, HN, QA, PO 13.06.2012, 15.06.2012 elsewhere

Wheels Of Destruction
Expansion Pack 1
Prices: Free
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Who Wants To Be A Music Millionaire?
Prices: £2.39,€2.99,AU$4.95
Availability: Ex, ZA

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Escape Plan
The Asylum
Prices: £0.21,€0.25,AU$0.45 (for two weeks only!)
Availability: All

Table Football
Match Day Game Pack
Prices: £0.79,€0.99,AU$1.75
Availability: All

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Source: EU PS Blog

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75 Comments
  1. sparkyscrum
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    What’s the DLC for Escape Plan? More levels?

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 13:58.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      18 levels, 7 varying modes, adds a “Costumes” sections, 4 trophies.

      I was quite surprised this and Bang Bang Racing weren’t covered on TSA (that I noticed), since they both seem pretty decent!

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:39.
  2. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    TDU2 DLC… am I reading that right?!

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 13:58.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Yep – 2nd week in a row! (well, it was either last week or the week before anyway)

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:11.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Is anyone still playing it? Was a bit crap.

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:53.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        It wasn’t bad, I really enjoyed it. It was just a shame that the main element, being an MMO racer didn’t work due to the online system being buggered. Loved driving around in single player though, doing all the races and buying cars.

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 17:04.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        It had potential to be a great game online, the single player wasn’t too bad, but unfortunately the multiplayer was broken beyond repair, with no sign of a fix so I traded it.

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 19:19.
  3. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Quite tempted to get Two Worlds II at that price, but then again, could probably find it elsewhere much cheaper.

    Same applies to Gravity Rush. ASDA or Zavvi have it somewhere for £24.99.

    Will likely pick up The Walking Dead (full) and maybe those pair of AR games for the Vita.

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:01.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      The Walking Dead?? Did i miss something there??

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:16.
  4. deadwelsh
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    still no walking dead pt 2, dont think i will bother with episodic gaming again, unless i pick up the full bundle post release of all parts.

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:02.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      That’s exactly my issue with it too – I can only compare it to those collectable magazines that litter the shelves in the new year that promise 42 volumes & a working model of the human body at the end of it all, but they don’t do so well & the run stops, leaving you with nothing more than 2 magazines & a semi functional penis.

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:26.
      • deadwelsh
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        lol, I was thinking maybe like ‘Joey’ or ”Crossroads’ – both of which I am happy to say I havenet directly invested in.

        Part 1 of the comment only £2.99*

        *99 subsequent parts priced at £12.99 each month available from all good news agents

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:44.
    • fs
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      What did you think of the 1st episode? I still can’t really justify buying it just yet. ou make a valid point about ‘episodic gaming’ but do you not think that the majority of games play out this way? Most games end with the clear indication of a sequel, trequel etc.

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:47.
      • deadwelsh
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I thought it was great, Tell tale games are more interactive movies than games, so i was prepared for it, which is what a lot of people have complained about. I am over 30 now and been playing games since speccy 48k days, playing this was the first time in ages where i have ‘jumped’ at the action on screen. I had a massive smile on my face and went straight back to the beginning for a 2nd playthrough after completing it.

        The art style is spot on, plot has had a good start, and the characters are a good mix. The themes are very adult, and it doesnt skimp on the gore. I am particularly looking forward to seeing how my actions influence the outcomes later in the game.

        I agree with your point that many games leave some form of open end, but i dont think they are episodic. £3 per story/episode is way different to £40 – EG uncharted series, all full games in their own right, you dont need to own/have played any of the others to access the any 1 part, although you will miss out on some of the in jokes.

        Did anyone buy the full bundle with the promise of a free dynamic theme? I did and cant see it anywhere :(

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:07.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Agree with that you put – I also thought the directing was very good, especially the begining (don’t want to give too much away), particularly since it was originally a comic.

        Once I made the purchase I got the next screen which had 2 items for download (the theme and first episode) – perhaps you missed it when it was there and now isn’t on your download list? Can you find episode 1 on your download list?

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:14.
      • deadwelsh
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        yeah I have found it, I don’t remember downloading it, but its in my themes. FYI- its not that great if anyone is thinking of purchasing for that reason, the game is ace though

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:25.
      • Youles
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Really, I quite like the theme – it’s got several different screens too, rather than just 1 or 2.

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:36.
    • fs
      Member
      Since: May 2012

      Sometimes adapting TV into Game can hinder peoples view but your reply seems to wash away those fears with this game. I am very tempted as its payday tommorow :D

      Yeah I totally agree about the price difference between that of a full game and Walking Dead, alot of people didn’t understand why the WD game is’t just a full game with all the episodes intertwined, I think, they were trying to build a similar tension and build up, anticipation etc for each episode like with the TV show. It’s taken way too long to release the second episode for this to ever work, now people like yourself just feel totally shortchanged.

      Comment posted on 14/06/2012 at 10:30.
  5. bigbaldwolf
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    At least there’s Vita stuff there this week. I won’t be picking anything up (completely skint) but I might have to pick up PulzAR soon.

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:18.
  6. fs
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    When will we see Max Payne 2!! I need to have the complete collection to avoid OCD related meltdown. I like the looks of Babel Rising, I need a nice light hearted PSN game to take me away from the fustrations of PES 2012. That game winds me up ‘to de core’, although I’m happy that Vita seems to be frequently supported on the PSN atm, I am a little concerned about what the PS3 is getting. Maybe i’m just being anxious.

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 14:44.
  7. MA77_G0D
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    I just went on the PSstore via my PS3 to purchase some Vita content and managed to bag the Escape Plan DLC for free… there were two options for me… pay £0.21 or have it for free :p Has this happened to anyone else?

    P.S. Marvel pinball DLC seems to be absent :(
    – Matt -

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:31.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Thanks for the heads-up, just grabbed this for free too – which happens to be my favourite price!!

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:38.
    • R1MJAW
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      LOL, you beat me to it. Yeah, I noticed the Marvel pinball dlc was missing, but after some investigating it appears that it’s not supposed to be out until next week.

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:39.
    • Bodachi
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Zen Pinball 2 is coming out next week.

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 16:02.
      • R1MJAW
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Not according to Zen’s website. The Avengers dlc is out next week, there’s still no release date for Zen Pinball 2.

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 16:10.
      • Bodachi
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Ah I see, thought it was gonna come out the same day as the new DLC as they originally said. Shame was looking forward to playing Pinball on my Vita. Would of been nice to have Pinball Arcade but who knows when that is coming out.

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 16:19.
      • R1MJAW
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Yeah, it was supposed to, but they’re just releasing the dlc for marvel pinball whilst we wait.
        Agreed, pinball on vita should be pretty sweet. Hopefully they manage to get them both put soon.

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 16:25.
    • matthangzhou
      Member
      Since: Sep 2010

      Sweet mate. Got this for free too. Weird it’s on there twice. I downloaded and installed but not sure where to play?

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 17:03.
      • R1MJAW
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        On the off chance that you’ve still not figured it out, once you are on the main title screen, touch the top left tv, this allows you to choose from either of the two dlc packs (Asylum and Bakuki’s Lair).
        The bottom tv gives you access to the new changing room which allows you to pick new outfits for Lil and Laarg.

        Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 18:39.
  8. R1MJAW
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Er, I’m not sure if someone has ballsed up or if there is a difference between them, but under the Asylum dlc for Escape Plan there is a buy option for 21p and also a Free option. They both have the same product description which is why I’m confused.

    Hmmm, I’ve downloaded the free option and it appears to be the complete dlc. I think someone has made a bit of a mistake.

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:37.
    • Youles
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      Yup – same here :D Although I’d have gladly paid £0.21. Once purchased the red bag icon appears by both options, so hopefully this is good news! :)

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:39.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      SCEE messed up?? Wow, that nearly never happens… Well, it doesn’t happen on days that don’t end in a ‘y’ anyway. :)

      Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:40.
  9. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i think they’re stretching the definition of “classic” with that football game there.
    it’s one of those Midas shovelware titles isn’t it?
    i’ve played a few of those and they’ve never been better than mediocre.

    i might give the demos a try but other than that a quiet week for me, but then i’ve still got the games i got last week to finish.

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 15:46.
  10. job
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    just bought escape plan and the dlc had a free option so got that as well.

    Comment posted on 13/06/2012 at 16:03.

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