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Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jan 03, 2012 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone -
Happy New Year and welcome to the first PlayStation Store update for 2012! It’s going to be an exciting year with lots to look forward to on PlayStation Network, so with that said, let’s get to the good stuff.

With football action in full swing, now may be the perfect time to up the action with NFL Blitz; especially if your favorite team might not be looking so good to make it to the playoffs! Rewrite your season with the arcade-style gameplay that made the original a hit, packed with the immersive game modes of today. NFL Blitz is recharged and available now on PlayStation Network.

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New PSN Game release TNT Racers also races to the PlayStation Store today. Featuring lightning fast racing action, diverse multiplayer modes, cool tracks and snappy gadgets, TNT Racers may be just the kick you need to jump start your year.

As mentioned in the PlayStation Plus January Sneak Peek post, Plus subscribers are able to download the entire Back to the Future The Game – Full Series, free for the entire month! Additional free content this month includes PSN Game Sword and Soldiers, and PS one Classics Syphon Filter, Syphon Filter 2 and Syphon Filter 3; all available for subscribers with today’s update.

That said, have a full look at the list below and leave your comments below. You can also join in the discussion on the PlayStation Community forums in the PlayStation Store Update thread.

Here is the weekly PlayStation Store update:

PlayStation Plus


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Free PSN Games: Back to the Future The Game – Full Series
Sword & Soldiers
Free PS one Classics: Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter 2
Syphon Filter 3
Discounted PSN Games: Rocket Knight – 50% off – 1/3 (PS+ Price $7.50)
Discounted PS3 Full Games: Darksiders – 20% off – 1/3 (PS+ Price $15.99)
Full Game Trials: Darksiders

PSN Games

TNT Racers + Trial ($9.99)
TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position.
ESRB rated E
File size 150 MB

NFL Blitz ($14.99)
The all-new NFL Blitz combines the arcade-style gameplay from the original with the deep, immersive game modes of today! Whether you’re battling your rival in a 7-on-7 grudge match or fighting your way through a season of the Blitz Gauntlet, Every Game Is a Two-Minute Drill!
ESRB rated E10+
File size 1.9 GB

PS3 Full Games

Darksiders ($19.99)
Darksiders is a third-person, single player action/adventure game inspired by the characters, themes and mythology of the apocalypse and the battle of Armageddon described by the Book of Revelation.
ESRB rated M
File size 10 GB

Game Demos (free)

TNT Racers
TNT Racers is a fun multiplayer racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position. But the best things are the wicked pick-ups which will ultimately decide about victory or defeat. TNT – Tracks N Tricks – cool tracks and snappy gadgets!
ESRB rated E
File size 150 MB

Learning With The Pooyoos – Episode 2 Demo
With the PooYoos, a merry band of adorable baby animals, children will have fun while learning the basics for his or her development: numbers, letters, space, colors and more.
ESRB rated E
File size 272 MB

Add-on Game Content

Resistance 3 The Legacy Grenade (free)
The No. 60 Air Fuel Grenade has been issued for combating Chimera in tight spaces commonly found in urban conflicts. The grenade will adhere to almost any surface, biological or otherwise, and deployed a cloud of flammable vapor. Once released, the cloud ignited, creating a massive explosion.” This fan favorite grenade makes a special return to the single-player campaign of Resistance 3
File size 103 KB

Resistance 3 SPRA Black Ops Skin (free)
The backbone of the US effort against the Chimera during the war, Black Ops troops were a common site at SRPA facilities and during special operations. Mostly killed and destroyed, this special multiplayer skin lets you return as one of the most mysterious soldiers from R:FOM and R2.
File size 103 KB

Resistance 3 Infected Nathan Hale Skin and Taunt (free)
Lt. Nathan Hale skipped his viral inhibitor treatments in the final hours of Resistance 2, in order to continue the fight against the Chimera. Play as him in his final hours with this special multiplayer skin, letting you bring Hale to the battlefields R3. Then, ridicule your enemies with a throat-slashing taunt!
File size 103 KB

Champion Jockey – Music Pack 4 ($1.49)
Fourth batch of BGM you can use during the race. Listen to four tracks from the Gallop Racer series with two brand new tracks for your racing enjoyment! Hand-picked by the Gallop Racer and G1 Jockey Sound Directors!
File size 27 MB

Apples to Apples A Bushel of Fun ($2.99)
Pick up this outrageous expansion pack for Apples to Apples the video game and choose from new animated Apple Avatars, like Robot, Alien, Fairy, Barbarian and Luchador. Sample the never-before-seen Zen, Undersea, and Jungle deck skins. Challenge your friends with powerful Golden Apple Cards, including Bad Apple and Apple Sauce, and make fresh comparisons with over 500 new red and green cards!
File size 100 KB

Rocksmith – Gold On The Ceiling By The Black Keys ($2.99)
File size 2.94 MB

Rocksmith – Just Got To Be By The Black Key ($2.99)
File size 2.21 MB

Rocksmith – Mind Eraser By The Black Keys ($2.99)
File size 2.40 MB

Rocksmith – The Black Keys Song Pack (Bundle) ($7.99)
File size 7.56 MB

Rock Band 3
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “2112: Discovery, Presentation” – Rush ($1.99)
  • “2112: Oracle: The Dream, Soliloquy, Grand Finale” – Rush ($1.99)
  • “2112: Overture, The Temples of Syrinx” – Rush ($1.99)
  • “Billionaire” – Travie McCoy ($1.99)
  • “Boy” – Ra Ra Riot ($1.99)
  • “Can You Tell” – Ra Ra Riot ($1.99)
  • “Dawn of Spring” – Christopher J ($0.99)
  • “Found Me the Bomb” – Buckmer & Garcia ($0.99)
  • “Frankenstein Teaser Trailer” – Richard Campbell ($0.99)
  • “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” – Panic at the Disco ($1.99)
  • “Panic” – Sublime With Rome ($1.99)
  • “Pressure” – Paramore ($1.99)
  • “Revenants” – The Cold Goodnight ($0.99)
  • “Riptide Resort” – Freen in Green ($0.99)
  • “Rush ’2112″ – artist ($5.49)
  • “Stereo Hearts” – Gym Class Heroes (ft. Adam Levine) ($1.99)
  • “The End of Progress” – Mystakin ($0.99)
  • “The Thief in the Night – Part I” – Chaotrope ($0.99)
  • “The Way It Ends” – Prototype ($0.99)
  • “You Make Me Feel.” – Cobra Starship ($1.99)
  • Fueled By Ramen Pack 01 ($9.99) – Build your Rock Band library by purchasing this song game album: Fueled By Ramen Pack 01 . This pack includes “You Make Me Feel…”, “Stereo Hearts”, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”, “Pressure”, “Panic”, and “Billionaire” by various artists.

File size: 8.7 – 33 MB (singles), 141 – 183 MB (track pack)

Avatars

Just Dance 3 – Baby One More Time ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Barbra Streisand ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Da Funk ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – I’m So Excited ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Kurio Ko Uddah Le Jana 2 ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Lollipop ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Master Blaster ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Party Rock Anthem ($0.49)

Just Dance 3 – Take On Me ($0.49)

Game Videos (free)

NBA 2K12 – Legends Showcase Launch Trailer

Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand Gameplay Premiere Trailer

EA SPORTS FIFA STREET Announcement Trailer

FIFA Street 4 Announce Trailer

Sonic CD Time Trailer

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Announcement Trailer

Wwe ’12 Launch Trailer

Assassin’s Creed Embers Trailer

PS3 Themes

Metal Gear Solid 2 Art Theme ($1.99)

Metal Gear Solid 3 Art Theme ($1.99)

Mayan Temple Dynamic Theme ($1.99)

PlayStation Store for PSP

Bundle

Alien Havoc & Bubble Trubble Bundle ($3.99)

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+ Visage on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

Thanks for another week of great content!!


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+ elkuma on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

No video content?


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+ MPaullin on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm said:

Nice, early update. I’ll enjoy the free plus stuff. Any word on a release date for Fear Effect as a PS1 classic? It was rated by the ESRB awhile ago and released in the EU PS Store last month. As you can tell, I’ve been waiting to play it again with great anticipation.


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    + Morgan Haro on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

    I don’t have any news on this one. Great game though =)


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+ Healey- on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm said:

Crap. Oh well.


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+ KidCommando on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

Whoomp there it is!


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+ Ftwrthtx on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

Thanks and Happy New Year to the PS Blog team


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+ Budapesti on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

Darksiders = massively under-rated game. God of War meets Zelda… it even has a portal gun!


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    + Morgan Haro on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

    And for $16 bucks with Plus, it’s an absolute steal.


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+ PTIJOE2136 on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:49 pm said:

Nice update this week! Might pick up NFL Blitz and try the TNT Racers. Also thinking about joining Play Station Plus.


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+ ReptileHand on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

Great update, gonna pick up the Resistance stuff. The air fuel grenade should help during Superhuman mode =)

I loved the demo for Swords and Soldiers, can’t wait to play it =) Can’t wait for the Crysis deal too!

Good way to start off the new year, lots of stuff to look forward to this month as well. This is also kind of an early update. So kudos!


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+ Roxas91317 on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

Any word on the remaining Duodecim DLC? It’s almost been a full year since the release date.


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+ zzamaro on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

Early update, but I can’t access the content. It sucks my PS3 is being repaired and I don’t know when will I get it back :(

Hope I can get the plus stuff, if it isn’t timed, then there’s no problem.


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    + Morgan Haro on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

    The free content this month should be available through the month of January. Many discounts however, tend to change weekly to keep things fresh.


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+ Krolak on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

88 MPH!!!


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+ David2Crazy on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:53 pm said:

Looks like a solid list of content. Interested to see what the verdict on NFL Blitz is.


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+ DMcgee627 on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm said:

I cannot bring myself to support Sony while they maintain their stance on SOPA


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+ ItaChu on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:55 pm said:

if only all psn updates were up this early xD


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+ David2Crazy on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:57 pm said:

@DMcgee627

SCE is against SOPA. It’s only Sony Music that support it which is a separate entity.


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+ JukeboxAddict on January 3rd, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

Would it be possible to get any sort of update on when we can expect the great PS3 Full Games that European customers have been enjoying for some time now? Dead Island, Deus Ex, Rayman: Origins, etc.

I understand that these things vary by country, but can we at least reasonably expect these at some point?


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+ DMcgee627 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 pm said:

But the ESA is for SOPA, and SCE, Microsoft, Nintendo, and EA happen to be members


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+ Zeer0id on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:01 pm said:

Amazing PS Plus content this week, but no discounts for the plebeians again? Come on, guys! Don’t leave me hanging.


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    + Morgan Haro on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

    The upcoming 12 for ’12 sale on 1/17 will have some amazing first time sales for some great PSN content you may have missed. That will be PSN wide. But of course, Plus subscribers will get an extra discount on these sales; as well as year-round discounts ; )


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+ stlthriot on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

Whatever happened to Rock of Ages?


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+ DarkShadow10209 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

Great Update!!! Plz more PS2 games!!!


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    + Morgan Haro on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

    We’re working on a fresh batch of PS2 Classics you should be seeing in the next few weeks


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+ ASSHAT222 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

Awesome, Back to the Future free ps plus, and NFL Blitz. This year is already starting to be great.


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+ Bladesofgold on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

Finally Some ps1 classics worth playing ! Thanks for bringing back Gabe Logan !


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+ ShadowOfEden on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:03 pm said:

Main page says “New on PSN: Trine 2, Apples to Apples, Sonic CD, L.A. Noire full game, Just Cause 2 full game and more”. That’s a little dated. ;)


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+ zech678 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:05 pm said:

yep


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+ megamixer on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:06 pm said:

TNT Racers… So we’re starting the year off with a PSP hand-me-down? I believe this will be indicative of where many Vita games will end up before long. Speak of PSP it gets nothing again? I’d guess they are saving up a whole bunch whole bunch of classic releases for the PSV launch… but that would get me laughed out of the blog.

Darksiders is a decent game. $20 seems a little high given its age and steep discounts other retailers have had for it dating as far back as 2010. NFL Blitz with no demo? Nice try but I’m sure one will pop up within the next week or two. Not much else to look at this week making for a bland start to the year.

I’d say this one warrants a 1 out of 5 star rating. Slim pickings.


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+ iBOCK_ on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:08 pm said:

Love it! But I really hope next week has some PS2 Classics RPGs.


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+ ATLRoAcH on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:08 pm said:

Still waiting on the Atlanta Braves MLB avatar.


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+ zordon137 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:09 pm said:

Damn! I was just talking with my friends these days about how awesome the Syphon Filter series was and how i wished i could play it again!! Thanks guys for this great content!!!
Oh and Back To The Future is pretty fun too i almost bought it a few days ago, glad i choose Red Faction Armageddon instead


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+ GT-420 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:09 pm said:

I hope these early in the day store updates continue for all of 2012!!! Keep it up, I know you can do it!


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+ ReptileHand on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:09 pm said:

@vitrium

Too late.


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+ CrAzYDaVe0209 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:10 pm said:

when does the the Legend Pack for WWE 12 come out?


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+ Carl-G on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:13 pm said:

No PS2 Classics again? Looks like it will take over 100 years :D to get every PS2 Classics on PSN :( Just bring back PS2 playback to a PS3 PLEASE SONY :P


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+ texas_ride on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:15 pm said:

i’d like to see fallout new vegas dlc get a plus discount or free treatment. also, NFL or NCAA avatars would be awesome. you could probably even charge us a dollar for those. something your should get your licensing guys on, please. or get EA to do it.


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+ DarkDel2421 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:18 pm said:

Sadly this is not the R3 co-op DLC -.-

And… When Worms Ultimate Mayhem will be release!@!@!@! Every site say that the game will pop up later in 2011! We are in 2012!!!!


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+ QUINTISON on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm said:

So where’s JOURNEY and SKULLGIRLS sony?!


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+ blakseed on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:21 pm said:

@DMcgee

Have you seen the ESA list? I guess A LOT of companies are going to lose your business then. Fight the power my brother.


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+ supvic on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm said:

34, if you want PS2 games so bad, BUY A PS2! they’re so cheap now that there’s no reason not to own a PS2 if you can afford a PS3 (plus they don’t get YLOD, they’re immortal). I still have my PS2 but all the games I want to play get HD/3D conversions, so I play those instead. PoP trilogy was awesome in 3D.


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+ megalodonshark on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:22 pm said:

not a bad time for an update, thanks on that end, but where are the psone games that so many of us still yearn to get every week?


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+ DMcgee627 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

If more people voted with their wallet, then companies might start to notice


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+ ReptileHand on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm said:

@QUINTINSON

Skullgirls is early 2012. Probably February. Hopefully Valentines Day’s heh heh.

Journey is probably Springtime by the sounds of it.


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+ D-Squad3 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:28 pm said:

More avatars.


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+ Link01 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm said:

Awesome update but 3 questions.
1st.) When is the Crysis discount going live?
2nd.) Do you guys plan on upping the Cloud space for Plus people?
3rd.) When will we get the download prices for Vita games?


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+ pixkitty on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:32 pm said:

Weren’t there supposed to be 2 new PSP dual packs this week? Patapon/ Locoroco and hotshots golf/hotshots tennis? Where are they?


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+ Swedish-Gangster on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:38 pm said:

nice store update, although ive been a plus member since day 1 and believe that content should be targeted towards us rather than new plus members (for instance i got syphon filter 1 and 3 already through plus).


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    + Morgan Haro on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:46 pm said:

    That’s why we mix in both new and old; while not relying exclusively on the old. We can’t ignore the new users, but for the vets, new content includes the entire BTTF series, Sword and Soldiers, and Syphon Filter 2. Not to mention first time sales on some upcoming content we think you’ll dig.


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+ DoTheKiller91 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm said:

Is the air fuel grenade for R3 singleplayer or multiplayer?


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+ Kchow23 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

Will there be any promotions for renewing PS Plus memberships? And is there a MGS: Peace Walker theme coming soon? Otherwise, a great update to start the new year!


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+ hypersk_us on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:49 pm said:

Where’s the Sonic Generations Casino Night Add-On?

It is on other PSN stores but not on this one…

Thanks…


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+ pariah164 on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:51 pm said:

Where the heck is Legend of Dragoon?

It’s been out in Japan since December 2010. It’s a game published and made BY YOU. And people want it. DO you just hate money? Is that what this is?

Unless it’s that reason, you have no excuse. At least tell us why it hasn’t been released and give us an estimate date!


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+ KingDubin on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

Hey Morgan, while you’re answering questions, maybe you can answer this one……

Do you know anything, ANYTHING, about “Absolute Supercars” being released in the US in the next few weeks??? I’m only asking B/C it’s a day one buy for me when it comes out, and I am wondering if it’s EVER going to come out in the US. PLEASE answer me. I’ve been wondering about this since the day it was announced.

Thanks!


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    + Morgan Haro on January 3rd, 2012 at 2:53 pm said:

    I’m afraid I don’t have any info on that title


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