PSN Store Update: 22/08/12

Today has featured a mix of news for Sony fans. From odd patent applications aimed at digging out some extra cash from us to the sad news that Studio Liverpool is closing. This week’s Store update is something of a mixed bag too.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive launches, bringing anti-terrorism back to its online shooter roots. This franchise started off as a Half Life mod and exploded onto the PC way back in 1999 so the new release is quite exciting for some of us old-timers. [Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has launched on PC and Xbox 360, the US PSN got it yesterday but it’s not listed in the EU update. Oh dear, SCEE.] Retro/Grade also launches today, that’s an innovative game that plays with time and music (review soon!).


We should also see the Sleeping Dogs demo that was pulled last week, along with Urban Chaos that also got held back at the last minute. There are also demos for Madden and NHL games, as well as a few PS2 games ported over but sadly there’s not a thing for the Vita.

[accordions] [accordion title=”PS3 Games”] Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL
It’s Toon v Toon as the best puncher wins all in Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL!
Price: £19.99/€29.99/AU$39.95
PEGI: 12
Availability: All
File Size: 3512MB

Deep Black
A near future sci-fi tale of corporate espionage in a desperate fight for world supremacy. Deep Black features a unique mix of terrestrial and underwater combat.
Price: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: All
File Size: 4646MB

The Expendables 2: The Videogame
The Expendables 2 videogame lets fans experience all the explosive moments from the recent movie, and play as their favourite stars in four-player co-op action.
Price: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in DE
File Size: 1104MB

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is now in HD with full network support!
Price: £15.99/€19.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in AS, IN, IS, KU, NZ, QA, SU, SA, UA
File Size: 650MB

When science and technology have fallen into an age of mythology, one stalwart young man must venture into the mysterious Ivy Tower to save his sister. Create and recruit allies, battle monsters, avoid traps and loot dungeons in this Survival Action RPG, powered by bean sprouts!
Price: £17.49/€20.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in AU, DK, FI, NZ, NO, PL, SE
File Size: 1605MB

Play a classic shoot ‘em up… in reverse! Navigate deadly enemy waves and un-fire attacks in Retro/Grade, a mind-bending rhythm game by 24 Caret Games. Pick up a wireless controller or a PlayStation 3 guitar controller and help Rick Rocket restore the continuity of space-time, before a temporal anomaly rips the universe a new time-hole!
Price: £7.99/€9.99/AU$15.95
Availability: All
File Size: 303MB

Retro/Grade + Soundtrack
This bundle includes both the game and the soundtrack cheaper than if purchased separately.
Price: £10.99/€13.99/AU$21.95
Availability: All
File Size: 445MB

[/accordion] [accordion title=”PS3 Demos”] The Expendables 2: The Videogame
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in DE
File Size: 1104MB

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD
PEGI: 16
Availability: Not available in AS, IN, IS, KU, NZ, QA, SU, SA, UA
File Size: 650MB

Madden NFL 13 demo
Availability: Not available in QA, RU, UA
File Size: 2106MB

NHL 13 demo
PEGI: 12
Availability: Not available in BU, HR, HU, IN, IS, KU, LU, PT, QA, SA, SL, ES, TR, UA
File Size: 1461MB

Availability: All
File Size: 303MB

Sleeping Dogs
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany
File Size: 2454MB

[/accordion] [accordion title=”PS3 DLC”] Dragon’s Dogma
Notice Board Quests – Service Pack (£5.49/€6.99/AU$11.45)
Notice Board Quests – The Chosen (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet 2
Autumn Seasonal Creator Kit
Prices: Free
Availability: All

Rock Band 3
Amaranth (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
I Want To Know What Love Is (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
The End Of Heartache (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
Waiting For A Girl Like You (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
The Black Keys Pack 02 (£2.49/€3.99/AU$6.45)
Tighten Up (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
Lonely Boy (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
Howlin’ For You (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
Ashes (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
Circus Black (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
Don’t Ever Change (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
Forever In Lies (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
Grace Kelly (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
Hurricane (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
I Like Trains (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
Sampo (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)
The Final Act (£0.59/€0.79/AU$1.30)
War In Heaven (£0.99/€1.49/AU$2.45)

Saints Row the Third
Saints Row: The Third Planet Saints Pack
Prices: £4.49/€5.49/AU$9.25
Availability: All

Sleeping Dogs (Released 21st August)
Top Dog Gold Pack
The Red Envelope Pack
The High Roller Pack
Prices: (£1.99/€2.49/AU$4.25)
Availability: All

Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line Coop
Prices: Free
Availability: All

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron
Multiplayer Havoc Pack
Prices: £7.29/€8.99/AU$14.45
Availability: All

Uncharted 3
Various pieces of add-on content
Prices: Various (£0.40/€0.49/AU$90 +)
Availability: All

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As usual, head over to the EU Blog for all the other bits and pieces.



  1. Nothing for Vita, and JoJo is too expensive. Two thumbs down here.

  2. Sleeping Dogs demo, at last!

  3. Sleeping Dogs demo it is then, seeing as Counter strike is a no-show.

    • Same, heard a lot of good things about it.

      And I guess the August installement of The Walking Dead must be next Wednesday then.

  4. Nothing for me :/ Bit off topic but are there are more AR games on the way for the Vita? We have had 5 so far and I thought there were meant to be 6 :s

    • I Think Ice Hookey table will be available soon.

      • ahh good good :) Left over some money in my PSN wallet for the next AR game.

    • Wasn’t the last one Tagged?

      Didn’t they say it would be out soonish a while back.

  5. Sleeping Dogs demo and CS for me :)

  6. Sorry to go off-topic but has the ‘dislike’ button been removed from the site? Very interesting. Why is that may I ask?

    Back on topic.
    Whats happened with Counter Strike? It’s out on XBL.

    • What a turd I am. I mean the ‘like’ button. Although a dislike button would be truly epic.

    • Think there’s a few bugs being ironed out as we’ve lost a few features in the forum too. Nothing too “conspiracy-ee-ee”. :-)

    • yep, the like button was kicking up errors so it’s been pulled for the time being.

      The forum systems we use are also a constant pain in the arse, I’m looking into possibilities to get around that too…

  7. Nothing for the Vita again. I’m just glad PS1 classics are just around the corner and apparently there will be over 100 ready when we get the firmware update.

  8. Sleeping Dogs and Expendables 2 demoes for me!

  9. Interesting titles on some of those, will be interested to hear how they play…

  10. The amount of vita content never fails to amaze me…

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