The 3rd Birthday PSN Version Does Not Include Dissidia 012[duodecim] DLC

By Spencer . December 2, 2010 . 10:24am

Heads up, 3rd Birthday importers. First print copies of The 3rd Birthday includes a code to download an Aya costume for Lightning in Dissidia 012[duodecim]: Final Fantasy.



This bonus only applies to retail copies. Yoshinori Kitase, Producer, tweeted that he’s sorry to say the character download code for the Dissidia 012[duodecim] costume does not come with the PSN version.


So, look for a red cover if you want the code. That’s the cover art for The 3rd Birthday in Japan.



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  • Hopefully they will do the same in the US.
    Now where’s the release date for 3rd Birthday and PE1 and PE2 on the PSN ?

  • PrinceHeir

    yeah please release this along with the PSN Parasite Eve Archives.

    it would be nice to play all the Parasite Eve games on the PSP :)

  • Does the clothes get ragged and torn like in Aya’s game?

    • PrinceHeir

      yup. iv’e seen her lightning, maid, office lady costumes getting torn up, don’t know about the knight though.

    • No they don’t, not in Dissidia anyway.
      However in the 3rd Birthday Lighting’s clothes DO get damaged.

  • karasuKumo

    And the reason for this is? Doesn’t make sense to me. Are PSN titles cheaper than the retail copies? If so I guess that would explain it.

    • tubers

      Yes this is 1000 yen cheaper compared to the physical version as mentioned in earlier tweets.

  • lolz another reason why PSN sucks. Not that I care about this game or anything…

    • Ereek

      Sounding a bit tsundere, there, Judgment8.

    • This has nothing to do with PSN but the developers who screw over customers who rather get a digital copy than a physical one. For companies who complain about the used game market, they aren’t giving much incentive to not keep using it when they screw over digital purchases like this.

      • Aoshi00

        Exactly. I just got a PSP Go, it was only $150 w/ 3 games (Ratchet Size matters, Socom, & Little Big Planet), figure it was an OK deal. I must say I’m quite pleased w/ it, small and nifty, I’m going to replay FF7-9 and try playing MGS PW w/ the dualshock 3 (I bought it on PSN again when it was on sale for $20 even though I alrdy own a physical copy).I like the fact that there’s no annoying disc spinning noise, and wouldn’t mind getting digital copies for some games provided the price is right, but if it’s lacking things included in the retail copies, come on, how do you expect customers to pay the same getting less.. I don’t miss the UMD disc, but I would miss the boxes :) But if the PSN ver indeed costs less, then I wouldn’t mind not getting DLC for another game.. well, not getting this on Jpn PSN anyway because PSN yen cards cost a lot, a 1000 yen card cost you almost $20.

    • doomspeller10

      then why are you commenting here?

  • Seems weird to buy one game to get DLC for another one, but I guess if you cared about Aya you were probably buying The 3rd Birthday anyways.

  • shy_mel

    Wonder if SE is going to put the costume on PSN for money for those who buy the PSN version.

  • doomspeller10

    PSP Go fails once again… though not as epic as usual.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if they include the code in a final mix/international version of the third birthday.

  • ThunderGod_Cid

    Wow….that’s another nail in that coffin
    Makes those people that actually bought a PSPGo look even dumber.

    • Testsubject909

      You know, it makes me worry about the PSP2.

      I’ve kept up with some rumors… One of them being the removal of the UMD reader entirely. Now, that would mean relying entirely on digital distribution.

      I for one would be saddened to say goodbye to physical components. I’ve fond memories of cartridges from days long past, and also enjoy my physical collection quite immensely. Plus I can carry more physical games then I can digital ones considering the size of the harddrive, so the included miniature hdd it has would require some substantial amount of space to really sell itself well…

      Though it also means no reverse compatibility… Which, overall, sucks balls. But on the other hand, I can see how this would be good for developers and Sony. Sony further popularizes the PSN and it’s use which in turn can up sales of various other games just by presence alone which in turn increases the amount of hits for the various game publicities featured on the PSN. And it would also cut on production costs, since the physical copies would be gone. This also leads to a greater profit cut to the developers, and additionally it could also reduce the sales price due to removing the physical production portion…

      But I still enjoy owning a game physically. And I for one enjoy the existence of UMD, never did understand the hate for it…

      By the way, nice icon of Power Girl.

      • doomspeller10

        Those leaks only spoke of ditching the UMD format, but there are no words on dropping a physical format altogether. It wouldn’t make sense to keep the UMD in a new platform, since it is so limited by now. Since they have failed so hard with the PSP Go, they should have at least considered introducing a new physical format capable of holding more data.

      • NeoTechni

        Sony’s come right out and said PSP2 wont be download only.

        In all likelihood, it’ll use bluray-based UMD given a bluray disc costs less than 2 GB of flash.

      • Tokyo Guy

        What it really makes one wonder about is how Sony expects to sell the Playstation phone on anything other than the fact it’s a new Xperia. Because quite frankly after the PSPGo bombed so hard, it’s difficult to imagine anyone buying the follow up.

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