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PSN Store Update: 05/12/12 - The One With The Ni No Kuni Demo

The first Wednesday of Christmas, and it's a good one. Fully updated with the usual clicky list.

Ni No Kuni on a recent PSAccess episode
Alongside the surprise release of the classic puzzler Lemmings on the PlayStation Store today (hint: it’s free) there’s also a lovely treat in the form of a Ni No Kuni demo.

That name is still going to prove to be a little problematic with the casual shopper, but – seriously – it’s a gorgeous game and please try the demo if you want to see something lovely on your PS3 today.

Today also sees the release of the new Uncharted game. It’s not really like any of the other Uncharted games because it doesn’t involved climbing or shooting or chatting or swimming or lengthy cut-scenes but it does feature all the Uncharted cast on little flat playing cards. Interested?

We’ve been playing it a bit and it’s actually not bad at all. Not brilliant, but not bad.

Also available is Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed for the PS Vita – you can read about the game and our comparison with LBP Karting and F1 Race Stars here. Hopefully the Vita version is just as good. Rayman Origins is also there for the PS Vita.

Of course, PS3 fans will be happy to know that the original Mass Effect is also there for their system. Remember also that Batman Arkham City, Vanquish and Limbo are now FREE for PlayStation Plus subscribers. All three of those are wonderful games, and highlight the sheer quality of Plus at the moment, which is really on a roll.

The content is all up and ready to download now, along with the return of the ‘new this week’ block, which is most welcome.

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Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 18

Darksiders 2
Price: £29.99/€39.99
PEGI: 16

Fighting Vipers
Price: £3.69/€4.49
PEGI: 12

Mass Effect
Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 18

Page Chronica
Price: £8.79/€10.99
PEGI: 7

Sonic The Fighters
Price: £3.69/€4.49
PEGI: 7

Virtua Fighter 2
Price: £3.69/€4.49
PEGI: 12

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Price: £34.99/€39.99
PEGI: 7

Guardians Of Middle-Earth (trial available)
Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 12

Rotastic (trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12

There’s also demos for LittleBigPlanet Karting and Ni No Kuni.

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Uncharted: Fight For Fortune
Price: £3.19/€3.99
PEGI: 7

WRC 3 Fia
Price: £29.99/€34.99
PEGI: 3

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Assassin’s Creed III – The Hidden Secrets Pack (Only for Season Pass holders)

Darksiders 2
The Demon Lord Belial
Prices: £6.49/€7.99

Dragon’s Dogma
A Trial for Adventurers – Challenge Pack
Prices: Free

Guardians Of Middle-Earth
Guardians Of Middle-Earth – Season Pass
Prices: £11.99/€14.99

LittleBigPlanet
Festive Goodies Level Kit (Re-release, only available until 31st December!)
Prices: £2.39/€2.99

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)
Santa Hat And Beard Costume (Re-Release)
Santa Coats & Boots (Re-Release, only available until 31st December!)
Prices: Free

Magic 2013
Berserker Rage Foils (£0.79/€0.99)
Berserker Rage Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)
Grim Procession Foils (£0.79/€0.99)
Grim Procession Unlock (£0.79/€0.99)
Magic 2013 Deck Pack 2 (£1.99/€2.49)

Max Payne 3
Painful Memories
Prices: £7.29/€8.99 (Free for Season Pass holders)

Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6 Stage Map Pack A
Prices: £1.59/€1.99

Rock Band 3
A Death (£0.59/€0.79)
Act Of War (£0.59/€0.79)
Controller (£0.99/€1.49)
For The Kids Of The Multiculture (£0.99/€1.49)
Jumping Ship (£0.99/€1.49)
Remedy (£0.99/€1.49)
She Talks To Angels (£0.99/€1.49)
Sometimes Salvation (£0.99/€1.49)
The Black Crowes Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)

Singstar
Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
Carrie Underwood – So Small
Dappy – No Regrets
N.E.R.D – She Wants To Move
Selena Gomez & The Scene -Love You Like A Love Song
South Pacific -There Is Nothin’ Like A Dame
South Pacific -Some Enchanted Evening
South Pacific – I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy
South Pacific – Happy Talk
South Pacific – I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair
The Platters – Only You (And You Alone)
Zapato Veloz – Tractor Amarillo
Prices: £0.79/€0.99

Street Fighter X Tekken
Boost Gem Trial Pack 8 (Free)
Colour Palette Add-On 10 (Free)
Sf Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
Sf Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
Sf Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)
Sf/Tk Shared Assist Gem Pack 7 (£0.79/€0.99)
Tk Boost Gem Pack 19 (£0.79/€0.99)
Tk Boost Gem Pack 20 (£0.79/€0.99)
Tk Boost Gem Pack 21 (£0.79/€0.99)

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack
Prices: £3.99/€4.99

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Slingshot
Prices: £5.49/€6.99

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Lemmings
Price: Free, with in-game purchases

EcoFish
Price: £1.39/€1.79

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60 Comments
  1. zb100
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    Yay! Literally can’t wait until I get home to try this!

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:43.
  2. blackredyellow
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Any sign of the THPS DLC?

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:44.
    • tactical20
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Think it’s already up homie!

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:51.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Under ‘PS3 DLC’

      Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
      Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack
      Prices: £3.99/€4.99

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:07.
      • Motalla
        Member
        Since: Dec 2011

        You beat me to it, see post further down.

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:08.
      • blackredyellow
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        Oh nice, thank you sirs.

        No trophies though? Booooooo!

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:18.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Yeah, i was a little disappointed too – Even if it was just something like ‘reach x score on x level’, that would have been nice.

        Never mind.

        Should be worth it just for the new levels though i guess.

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:20.
  3. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Does anyone know if anything is bring removed from PS+ today as part of the new arrivals… obviously last moneth’s PS+ content, but anything from IGC, think I’ve got everything but as I only really add them to my list not play them, it’s difficult to keep up

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:46.
    • Greg Aldridge
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Oct 2008

      Titles removed from IGC:
      5th December: Crysis 2 (PS3)
      5th December: Scott Pilgrim vs The World (PS3)
      5th December: Double Dragon Neon (PS3)
      19th December: Chronovolt (PS Vita)
      21st December: Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (PS Vita)

      http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/11/28/playstation-plus-your-december-content/

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:20.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        Just grabbed them in time, except for Double Dragon Neon

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 16:36.
  4. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    I want to buy the first mass effect but God save my ps3 so little memory, it’s a struggle. Does anyone know how many gigs it is

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:46.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Dunno, but don’t forget you need a bit over double the download size…. the space to download it to & then the space to install it in

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:51.
      • DeathByNumbers
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        The US store version was listed as 7GB. Might be more here though because of language options.

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:02.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        Ok am confused, so I need download space for the game & installation & this is all happening in my hard drive

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:02.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Yep – If its 7GB, you want to make sure you have at least 15GB free. It won’t use all that once it’s done (it will be 7GB), but it needs it to install.

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:08.
      • DeathByNumbers
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        It’s 10.5GB on the EU store actually.

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:10.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        So there you go – At least 21-22GB will be required (most likely).

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:13.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        Well they just lost a customer, I will buy it when I complete other downloads I’m still to touch

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:16.
      • teflon
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        Yes. Like on a PC where you download an installer file, and then need the space for the installer file to install the actual app data to.

        Sounds like it’s nearly 11 gigs for the EU version of Mass Effect. So you’ll need 22 or more in order to be able to download and install.

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:19.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        The download files will be deleted after installation, but you need at least double the file size to be able to download, then install before it deletes your downloaded file.

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:21.
  5. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    I’ll be sure to get Vanquish and Limbo. I pretty much just don’t buy games anymore since I have Plus…

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:46.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      A big danger of Plus IMO.

      Unless you’re desperate for something on day 1 or it’s a tentpole franchise like FIFA, CoD etc then there’s a good chance you can get it for nothing just by waiting.

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 16:23.
  6. XisTG
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    TSA reporting the store update before the official blog? Now this is fast!

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 14:50.
  7. Motalla
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    R1MJAW, Forrest and OnlineAssasin77 take note and BUY

    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 HD Revert Pack

    Prices: £3.99/€4.99
    Availability: All

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:07.
    • Alex C
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      YES! Although I have the 360 version, so will have to buy for that.

      But still. YES!

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:07.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Still confused as to why they are still labelling it the ‘Revert Pack’ though – We’ve been reverting for a couple of weeks now.

      ‘THPS 3 HD DLC’ is a much better name. :)

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:10.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I’ve also seen no news on new trophies for this DLC either, which is a little disappointing but oh well.

        Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:12.
    • R1MJAW
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      I probably will, but only because there’s nothing else I’m interested in buying.

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:11.
    • OnlineAssassin77
      Member
      Since: Jun 2012

      If I see this OnlineAssasin77 chap ill give him a shove in the direction of the store ;)

      Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 17:46.
  8. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Mass Effect is a nice surprise! Just demos for me again, I’m saving my pennies in case something amazing comes up in the sale…

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:10.
  9. Motalla
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    (;_;) no DOA 5 stuff……..

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:11.
  10. Greg Aldridge
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Oct 2008

    Yay, Mass Effect! I was hoping we’d see the first game on the store when the trilogy came out and for once there’s good news.

    Comment posted on 05/12/2012 at 15:18.

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