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More New Folklore Tales Coming Soon

Eric Fong's Avatar Posted by Associate Producer, Santa Monica Studio

Hi again! Following on the heels of last month’s additions to the Folklore tale, 2 new downloadable add-on packs are heading your way soon. Here’s what’s included:

Folklore Add-on #3

“The Alchemist Pack”

In this pack, Ellen heads for Undersea City in search of her mother, while other quests will find you collecting stones for a mysterious alchemy experiment and clearing away the Folks who are blocking the Elevator in Hell Realm.

Discover Scarab, a new Folk that will make sure you get the “point”, as well as a special Faery-inspired costume for Ellen.

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Folklore Add-on #4

“The Origin of Belgae”

The doorway to the Netherworld remains open… enjoy four more trips into the unknown set during the original adventure.

The pack challenges you to undertake the ‘rites of the ancient messenger’, discover what’s responsible for making a terrible noise and use a photo of a faery to solve a mystery…

Ellen will be gifted with the “Cloak of the Deep” and collect an additional Folk called Radian, that spins to hit enemies multiple times with outreached arms.

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These Folklore Add-On Packs are priced for download at $3.99 apiece, or bundled together for $5.99. Oh, and if you haven’t already downloaded the free Folklore holiday pack, now is the time! Details on more Folklore Add-On Packs coming soon.

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djspinal said:

January 8th, 9:39 am

i tried to get my girl into this game shee hated it. 1st post

reson8er said:

January 8th, 10:03 am

Keep them coming! Thank you Eric!

ItotheCtotheE said:

January 8th, 10:07 am

I didn’t buy folklore, but I have to say these developers are kicking some serious ass with the add ons. Wipeout Pure was the best game ever for additional content. Back then stuff was free though…

gardea said:

January 8th, 10:14 am

Still have to get this game (once I get more spending money)

OrganicShadow said:

January 8th, 10:23 am

You guys are blowing my mind with these packs. This is how DLC needs to be done. A bit too pricey in my opinion, but still good to see the games getting supported after release.

I haven’t tried any of my new add-ons yet. Once you acquire the new folk, can you use them in other areas of the game that aren’t associated with the add-on? For instance, could I use a new fairy type folk I downloaded in the campaign of the game as long as I am in the fairy realm?

MCC1701 said:

January 8th, 10:26 am

I have got to get this game!!!

Cinder6 said:

January 8th, 10:33 am

Excellent, been looking forward to these.

@#5: You can use the new folks anywhere in the game. I don’t think you can put them as enemies in user-made dungeons, though (but I haven’t tried).

enrichovega said:

January 8th, 10:38 am

The amount of extra support and D-loadable content for this game is so overwhelming it’s actually sickning. Why didn’t I get this game!!

mcpeepants80 said:

January 8th, 10:39 am

The critics really dropped the ball when reviewing this masterpiece. I just finished the game and all I can say is, “Wow!” A truly great piece of software. Love all the new add-ons. Thanks!

sadisticmind said:

January 8th, 11:09 am

this is another reason why i love new gen, you can continue playing a game, even tho you beat it! if only FF7 was made in todays time

awesome addons! after work, im going home and downloading it ….twice! (just because its that cool)

dodomasta3000 said:

January 8th, 11:15 am

great…..now sony send me a ps3 and a psp…please..oh and a tv..very greatful..very..very greatful.

dodomasta3000 said:

January 8th, 11:16 am

not to sound like a baby crying but any news on eight days?????

dodomasta3000 said:

January 8th, 11:17 am

i still didn’t get a chance to play fokelore….the demo is outrageous……LOVE IT.

frito said:

January 8th, 11:18 am

I didn’t buy the game, but I have to say that $5.99 for all these new missions, folk, and costumes is actually a great deal!

I like how the developers are continuing to support the game, but couldn’t these have shipped with the game?

Or were these made after the game shipped?


ftwrthtx said:

January 8th, 11:31 am

What about Remote Play for the PSP?

grendell_prime said:

January 8th, 11:46 am

finally – new content – thank you so much.

As soon as you release the pre-paid cards in the us, i’ll be buying all available packs!!!!

thanks again for the new content – please help us to catch up with the content available for Europe & Japan!

CitizenInsane27 said:

January 8th, 11:56 am

Good stuff, this game has a lot of new content coming out for it, as does Motorstorm, speaking of which, any word on if the US PStore will get those two new tracks or what?

vitz3 said:

January 8th, 12:30 pm

This is great and all but I really want the Home Beta!

Bring us HOME!!

Come on everyone! Demand Home.

oxygenx said:

January 8th, 12:58 pm

In europe we have this stuff for ages. It’s even cheaper. Just 1.99 € per episode. I can recommend them all. We have 5 add-ons atm afaik. I’m wondering if there’s even more to come.

elprimodebklyn96 said:

January 8th, 1:34 pm

@ # 14 (frito) if they did then they would have to delay it. any way WHY DOSN’T MOTORSTORM OR WARHAWK get as much support as this game. if uncharted did the same thing i would 100% get it.wasnt the alchemist pack released in europe like a month or 2 ago

elprimodebklyn96 said:

January 8th, 1:40 pm

i want HOME (thanks for the reminder #18) 3 more months awwMAN i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeigh said:

January 8th, 2:14 pm

Yeah, thanks #18. :/ You got the neophytes all worked up.

That second costum is drop-dead sexy. Thank you for that. :)

I actually just recently finished Folklore- good game, though I didn’t get even close to the all of Ellen’s costumes.

And to #19, I’m glad to hear Europe is getting its fair share content, though it’d be nice to hear it more often than the complaining that there’s nothing and how unfair it is.

SeraphimRhapsody said:

January 8th, 2:21 pm

Eric Fong, I really want to know when the PSN cards are coming out. I don’t really like using my credit card and want to purchase any Folklore pack without them disappearing from the PSN Store anytime soon.

What did they say about the Folklore soundtrack I asked around the Christmas season?

SeraphimRhapsody said:

January 8th, 2:24 pm

Eric, Being an entertainment design/illustration major, I also wouldn’t mind the release of an official Folklore art book.

X820 said:

January 8th, 2:43 pm

hooray, MOAR costumes please! ecchi ecchi….

Gavi said:

January 8th, 4:10 pm

LIke SeraphimRhapsody, I would also like to know if there is an art book available to purchase. I noticed that one was being given away in an IGN sweepstakes contest.

Great to see that we’ll be getting the new add-on packs. I noticed that Ellen gets another cloak of the deep, this one is just to wear running around Doolin, correct? Because she has one when going around the realms if you managed to find it in the Undersea City.

frito said:

January 8th, 4:30 pm


whew that’s alot of exclamation points!

that kid’s all jacked up on mountain dew!

he’s gonna come at ya like a spider monkey!

Reefer_Smoker97 said:

January 8th, 4:32 pm

thanks for the add on content sony but could you guys get some add on content for better games like call of duty4 and nhl 08 and also it would be nice if we could see some better demos in the playsation store this week i think we are due for some wallpapers and themes like some grand theft auto stuff as well

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Eric Fong said:

January 8th, 5:09 pm

@#9: We actually got a lot of really good press and relatively high review scores. We’ve even made it as some reviewer’s game of the year – I really can’t complain.

@#23: Again, I haven’t heard anything official on the pre-paid card – I’ll continue to poke around.

I thought I asked my boss about the soundtrack before I left for xmas break, and I think I remember the response, but now I can’t find any email record of it. Just sent off an email to my contact in Japan – I’ll post any news as soon as I hear.

@#24/26: Our marketing department put together a sweet little limited edition art book (only 250 were printed). Unfortunately, they were mainly intended for the press. Hmm… wonder if anyone would have a problem with me posting pictures of it.

AgentGoomba said:

January 8th, 5:43 pm

I have to check this game out. I’ve heard lots of good things about, but for some reason I keep forgetting about it. Maybe I’ll get my friend to download the demo or give it a rent.

Seems to be a lot of games getting Dload content lately. Should be an even bigger feature this gen with the inclusion of bigger hard drives.

Get free PS3 and PSP games!


TheDrifter said:

January 8th, 6:09 pm

Thanks Eric Fong! Folklore is the best. It is one of the game I pick up with my 60gb PS3 system and I love it. It is better than persona 3 and any Final Fantasy!

Firekitty said:

January 8th, 10:25 pm

New content is always awsome, but where are the sexy costumes for Keats? So far Ellen’s gotten all the nice stuff while he just looks kinda goofy.

I know I can’t be the only girl playing Folklore >.>.

RatchetFanatic said:

January 8th, 10:25 pm

i would be so happy if this game was good.

Ouren said:

January 8th, 10:55 pm

Wow! I am impressed with the amount of New Folklore stuff that keeps coming out. This is really kickass! I really do commend you for all of your team’s extra work.

aimlessdrift said:

January 9th, 12:09 am

It’s good that we’re getting all of these things; I’m currently at Chapter 3 with each character and I’m enjoying every moment of it.

Just one question though…is there a way in which I can get the update to the game? Whenever I try to update, I’m able to get a small amount and then the download stops, making me lose my Internet connection for about 3 – 5 minutes. I know that it’s not an issue with my connection; I’m able to play sessions of UT3 or Resistance: Fall of Man just fine. Thanks for taking the time to read my question. Hopefully, there’s a solution out there.

TheDrifter said:

January 9th, 10:05 am

To RatchetFanatic

This game is the best! Get it :) To the Folklore team thanks for the updates on folklore, can’t wait to get this new bundled pack

edwardelric85 said:

January 9th, 4:31 pm

Eric, just wanted you to know, you’re the best, and so is this awesome game. Thanks for all of the support, I’ll be sure to purchase this the moment the PSN store updates. My favorite PS3 game so far, I’m not even looking forward to Metal Gear Solid 4 anymore. Well, I still am, but, you get my point. ;-)

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Eric Fong said:

January 9th, 5:17 pm

@#35: Are you having problems updating your system software or updating the game? Haven’t heard of either case, but I just want to be clear before I start looking for possible answers.

pancakesandsx said:

January 9th, 7:34 pm

Any chance we will be getting the special famitsu folk downloads that are available on the Japanese store? They were user submitted entries from some contest they ran to get your folks put in the game. They look pretty cool, and it’d be neat if the content somehow made it to the US store as well.

edwardelric85 said:

January 9th, 7:55 pm

Oh, and I’ve heard that there is some type of Folklore game being made for the PSP by the same developers, and it’ll have connectivity with Folklore. Is there any truth to this? If so, that’s awesome! And for the artbook that I desperately want, I think they should produce one more copy, and put it up for bids. Lord knows how much I will be willing to shell for a tangible copy :-D.

edwardelric85 said:

January 9th, 8:11 pm

Oh and, I agree with (#9 mcpeepants80) and most do. In a gamefaqs forum topic about “The most overrated/underrated game of 2007”, majority of the posters said that Folklore was the most underrated game of 2007, with Halo 3 being the most overrated. Could be fanboy bias against Halo, but I agree, myself having both systems and playing both games. But lol, I’m all over this blog tonight.

And also, quote of the day:
“Bart, with $10,000, we’d be millionaires! We could buy all kinds of useful things like…love!” – Homer Simpson

Okay, okay, I’m gone now :-P

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Eric Fong said:

January 10th, 4:51 pm

@#39: Well, I guess you’ll just have to keep an eye on the blog to find out ;)

@#40: Unfortunately, there are no current plans to bring the PSP game (that isn’t exactly based on the same Folklore we’ve all come to know and love) to the US market. If that changes, I’ll be sure to let you guys know.

@#41: I can’t really complain about the reviews or scores – in fact, there was a terrific review by Ryan Clements over at IGN. I just wished more people felt the same way he did about our game. ;)

aimlessdrift said:

January 10th, 6:38 pm


I’m having problems updating the game. Thanks for taking the time to try and help me out.

Gavi said:

January 11th, 6:09 am

Eric, we’d love to see parts of the book on the blog. However, gamers would love to be able to get their hands on these art books and not just the press. I saw some amazing press kits for Heavenly Sword and Uncharted. I just wish gamers would get equal treatment as well as the press. We are the ones who pay for the games after all.

I also have a question about the packs. It seems that I’m missing the Faery cloak for Ellen from the Alchemist Pack. I have the Cloak of the Deep. Do I unlock the new cloak by playing the new downloadble quests for Ellen?

Look forward to hearing more about the new packs that will be coming to the US store shortly. Can you say how many more we should expect?

edwardelric85 said:

January 11th, 12:17 pm

(#43 Eric) No plans to bring the PSP game to the US? Noo!!! I really hope that changes. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the review score that I give it: a 10/10.

Just between you and me, is the team even considering a possibility of another installment or sequel to this? And do you consider this game a success? I really hope it sold well.

Mana Knight said:

January 11th, 12:21 pm

I have a feeling that if SCEA passes on Coded Soul for PSP, XSEED may be interested in picking it up.

Anyway, thank you very much for the download content. I’m a big fan of Folklore myself.

theonesin said:

January 12th, 8:07 am

I have a question about the downloadable add-ons. Aside from the free Holiday one, will the pay-to-download add-ons ALWAYS be available in the Playstation Store, or will they disappear?

SweetIvy said:

January 14th, 3:57 am

I bought the Belgae pack but am not able to play it, where can I find some support about this?
I tried asking in the forum but no one was able to help out.

These are very nice additions and the character concept of the game is truly beautiful as is the environment, so dreamy and colorful.


arnzzz said:

January 14th, 7:57 am

First post here and very new to gaming on PS3…

@#48: I bought Folklore when I was in Asia, and it seems that the add-on packs on the European store are not compatible with the Asian English version of the game. Check that your game and store are from the same region.

@Eric: Is there a way to get these add-on packs to work for another region? And why are they region locked in the first place? Hope you can answer, can’t wait to experience even more of Folklore…

SweetIvy said:

January 14th, 8:06 am

@arnzz: thanks for the tip however yes I bought the game in Italy and the add-on from the European store.
I installed and can actually see the quests but they are not selectable… I though I need the previous packs to play this one but there were no requirements mentioned in the store so… no clues.
Thanks anyway for trying to help out!

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