Beat the beat

Sony bigwigs have clearly been keeping a close eye on the tangible malaise surrounding recent European PlayStation Store updates, because this week’s refresh is a real humdinger. In addition to new PS3 titles Red Johnson’s Chronicles: One Against All and Jet Set Radio HD, this week also marks the arrival of a handful of digital bundles for recent retail releases like Max Payne 3.

But that’s not all – there are also a couple of Vita games to look forward to. Ecolibrium promises an innovative simulation experience, while SunFlowers offers a cutesy arcade twist on Space Invaders.

Alas, we’ve said too much already. Take a deep breath, and let’s get down to business.

PS3 Games

Battlefield 3 Premium Edition
Included in the Battlefield 3 Premium Edition is the Battlefield 3 game, Battlefield 3 Premium membership (including all five expansion packs) and a Multiplayer Head-Start Kit.
Price: £57.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, PEGI: 18, Availability: All, File Size: 13GB

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Modern Warfare is back. The best-selling first person action series of all-time returns with the epic sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, thrusting players on a cinematic thrill-ride.
Price: £57.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, PEGI: 18, Availability: All, File Size: 8236MB

Machinarium (released 6th September 2012)
An award-winning adventure game by Amanita Design, now available for PlayStation 3.
Price: £6.49/€7.99/AU$12.95, PEGI: 7, Availability: All, File Size: 184MB

Max Payne 3
For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are wounds that refuse to heal. No longer a cop, close to washed up and addicted to pain killers, Max takes a private security job in São Paulo. As events spiral out of control, Max finds himself alone in a strange city, desperately searching for the truth and fighting for a way out.
Price: £31.99/€39.99/AU$59.95, PEGI: 18, Availability: All

Max Payne 3 + R* Pass
Purchase the Max Payne 3 Bundle and get the original game plus the Rockstar Pass at a discounted price. The Rockstar Pass gives you access to all add-on content packs releasing through the end of 2012.
Price: £39.99/€59.99/AU$89.95 (reverts to £49.98/€69.98/AU$89.90 from 26/09), PEGI: 18, Availability: All

Red Johnson’s Chronicles – One Against All
Price: £6.49/€7.99/AU$12.95 (free trial available), PEGI: 16, Availability: Not available in NZ, File Size: 2756MB

The Walking Dead – Episode 3: Long Road Ahead (Released 7th September 2012)
Episode three of a five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning series. As they head out of Macon, the group’s progress is derailed by accusations of treachery from within. Purchase of this additional content requires The Walking Dead – Episode 1: A New Day.
Price: £3.99/€4.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ
File Size: 636MB

NHL 13 (Releases 14th September 2012)
Featuring the biggest innovation for the franchise in six years, NHL 13 accurately captures the speed, creativity, and strategy of today’s NHL with revolutionary True Performance Skating.
Price: £57.99/€69.99/AU$99.95, PEGI: 12, Availability: Not available in IS, KU, LU, PT, SA, SP, UKR, File Size: 7478MB

PS3 Demos

F1 2012 Demo
PEGI: 3, Availability: Not available in RU, UKR, File Size: 1504MB

FIFA 13 Demo
PEGI: 3, Availability: All, File Size: 1534MB

Resident Evil 6 Demo (releases on 18th September 2012)
PEGI: 18, Availability: Not available in Germany

WRC 3 Demo
PEGI: 3, Availability: Not available in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, File Size: 1169MB

PS Vita Games

Bring harmony to virtual ecosystems full of amazing and fantastical creatures and plants. Strike a perfect balance to keep your animals and plants alive, and trade different species with your friends.
Price: Free, PEGI: 7, Availability: All, File Size: 274MB

Say it with SunFlowers! Take control of the Sun, grow the most beautiful flowers and offer them to your soulmate or your friends.
Price: £2.39/€2.99, PEGI: 3, Availability: Not available in AU, NZ, File Size: 98MB

PS Vita Demos

PEGI: 7, Availability: All, File Size: 274MB

PEGI: 3, Availability: Not available in AU, NZ, File Size: 98MB

PlayStation Minis

Prices: £2.49/€2.99, PEGI: 7, Availability: UK Only

Enchanted Cavern
Prices: £1.99/€2.49/AU$4.25, PEGI: 3, Availability: Not available in Turkey


Ghost Recon Future Soldier
Raven Strike
Prices: £11.99/€14.99/AU$23.95, Availability: Not available in Turkey

Quantum Conundrum
Prices: £1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45, Availability: All

Rock Band
How Far We’Ve Come
Matchbox Twenty Pack 01
She’S So Mean
The Obsidian Conspiracy

Rock Band Network 2.0
Built To Grind (Rbn 2.0)
Frontier Factory: Remanufactured (Rbn 2.0)
Say Sayonara (Japanese Version) (Rbn 2.0)
Wasted (Rbn 2.0)

Sleeping Dogs
Street Racer Pack
Prices: £2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95, Availability: All

Tales Of Graces F
300,000 Gald (#1) (£3.19/€3.99/AU$6.95)
Asbel’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
Attachment: Cardboard Mask (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
Attachments: Angel Set (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
Attachments: Turtlez Set (£0.79/€0.99/AU$1.75)
Cheria’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
Hubert’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
Level Up +5 (#4) (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
Malik’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
Pascal’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
Richard’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
Sophie’s School Costume (£2.99/€3.59/AU$6.25)
Availability: All

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron
Dinobot Destructor Pack
Prices: £7.29/€8.99/AU$14.45, Availability: All

Warriors Orochi 3
Jin Strikeforce Costume (£3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45)
Shu Strikeforce Costume (£3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45)
Stage Pack 8 (£1.59/€1.99/AU$3.45)
Stage Pack 9 (£2.39/€2.99/AU$4.95)
Wei Strikeforce Costume (£3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45)
Wu Strikeforce Costume (£3.99/€4.99/AU$8.45)
Availability: Not available in NZ


Derrick The Deathfin
Bearo Coldo
Fishus Intelligentus
Fishus Trianglus
Jellius Strawberrius
Pufferius Boxius
Sharkus Derrickus
Toothus Massivus
Turtlos Stonigus

Smobile Themes
Attack Of The Zombies 2
Attack Of The Zombies 3-Axe Zombie
Attack Of Zombies 1-Dead Head
Attack Of Zombies 1-Zombie Mob
Attack Of Zombies 3-Axe Zombie Torso
Comic Hero-Comet
Comic Hero-Comet V2
Comic Hero-Fang
Comic-Fang V2
Death Dealer 1
Death Dealer 1-Scythe
Death Dealer 2-Caped Skull
Death Dealer 2-Cementary
Death Dealer 2-Dark Castle
Death Dealer 3-Cape
Death Dealer 3-Demon
Death Dealer 3-Fang Skull
Death Dealer 3-Throne
Dietrich-Vampire Hunter
Dietrich-Vampire Hunter V2
Gangsters 1-Og
Green Zombie
Green Zombie Torso
Pirate 1-Morgan
Pirate 1-Morgan2
Pirate 1-Treasure
Pirate Theme 1-Galleon
Pirate Theme 1-Gun

Niko Maki Themes
Bad Bread
Love Woim
Mr. Jelly Goo
Rug Bandit

Darksiders 2

The Studio Avatars
Koa Avatar
Jules Julien Avatar Bundle 1
Jules Julien Avatar 1
Jules Julien Avatar 2
Jules Julien Avatar 3
Jules Julien Avatar 4
Jules Julien Avatar Bundle 2
Jules Julien Avatar 5
Jules Julien Avatar 6
Jules Julien Avatar 7
Jules Julien Avatar 8

Move Fitness Avatars
Move Fitness Avatar Bundle 1
Move Fitness 01
Move Fitness 05
Move Fitness 07
Move Fitness 08
Move Fitness 10
Move Fitness Avatar Bundle 2
Move Fitness 02
Move Fitness 03
Move Fitness 04
Move Fitness 06
Move Fitness 09
Move Fitness Avatar Bundle 3
Move Fitness 11
Move Fitness 12
Move Fitness 13
Move Fitness 14
Move Fitness 15


Access TV – GB only
Of Orcs And Men Summer Trailer – Not available in AU, NZ, TR
Cape Fur Trailer – Not available in AU, NZ, TR
Game Trailer Schlag Den Raab – Das 3. Spiel – AT, DE, CH only
Grid 2 Announcement Trailer – Not available in AT, BE, DK,FI, LU, NO, PO, RU, SE, CH, UA
Lost Planet 3 Gamescom Trailer – Not available in DE
Ntg Official Voices – Not available in AU, BE, DK, FI, FR, DE, IT, LU, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, ES, SE, SW, UK
Resident Evil 6 Re.Net Trailer – Not available in DE
Sleeping Dogs Launch Trailer – Not available in DE
The Testament Of Sherlock Holmes Summer Trailer – Not available in NZ, TU, DE, AUS