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Coming to PlayStation Plus: Sonic the Hedgehog, Spyro: Year of the Dragon, and ModNation Racers Full Game Trial

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Feb 16, 2011 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a nice Valentine’s Day. We’re continuing to spread the love around PlayStation Plus into March with four featured games, an early access demo for Playstation Move, and a discount on another PlayStation Network exclusive title – all coming to you on March 1.

Sonic

As mentioned in an earlier post about the arrival of the SEGA Genesis Collection, PlayStation Plus subscribers will get Sonic the Hedgehog for free and one month early from when it will be released to the rest of the PlayStation Network! Not that it needs much of an introduction, but SEGA is reviving the classic adventures as Sonic battles Dr. Robotnik for control of South Island. Speed through classic levels like “Green Hill Zone” as you unlock trophies in this piece of gaming history. The SEGA Vintage Collection also includes Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe 2, Altered Beast and many more – all free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

ModNation Racers (Lil Tinker)


In addition to Sonic the Hedgehog, we are offering downloads of a sequel of one of our favorite PSone series and a full game trial of one of our signature “Play, Create, Share” titles. We’re happy to release Spyro: Year of the Dragon, from Insomniac Games, which is the third installment in the PSOne series. This is a great follow up for any PlayStation Plus subscribers who downloaded Spyro the Dragon and Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage. Also, be sure to download the full-game trial for ModNation Racers, developed by United Front Games. With the highly active community there are tons of mods, karts and tracks to download and try out. PlayStation Plus subscribers will also get early access to the demo for PlayStation Move Heroes. Explore the familiar landscapes from the smash hit franchises Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, and Sly Cooper – ripped apart and rebuilt for the PlayStation Move Motion Controller.

Finally, our update includes a discount of 80% off on Blast Factor – one of the first PlayStation Network exclusives – and downloads for Enigmo (the new mini from Pangea Software) and Pix’n Love Rush, which are both being offered to PlayStation Plus for free two weeks prior to their release to the rest of the PlayStation Network.

As always be sure to check the full list of new items as well as items that are being taken down from the PlayStation Plus storefronts below:

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 3/1:

Full Game Trial

  • ModNation Racers

Featured Games

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
  • Spyro Year of the Dragon (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $5.99)
  • Enigmo (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
  • Pix’n Love Rush (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $2.49)
  • PlayStation Move Heroes Demo (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)

Discounted Games & DLC

  • Blast Factor (PS3) (PlayStation Plus price $2.00, regular price $9.99)

Featured Themes & Avatars

  • Liquid Metal Static Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $1.49)
  • Viewtiful Joe Avatar Bundle (10 avatars) ($0.99 and Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on March 1:

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

  • Digger HD
  • Karimogi
  • Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage
  • Atomic Blast Static Theme

Discounted Games/DLC

  • Mega Man 2 (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
  • Kung Fu LIVE (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, regular price $14.99)
  • Fat Princess (PlayStation Plus price $7.50, regular price $14.99)
  • Fat Princess PSP (PlayStation Plus price $10.00, regular price $19.99)
  • Blacklight Tango Down (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, regular price $9.99)

//Add Your Own

115 Comments

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+ MadmanV10 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:04 pm said:

You should probably change it to say “Playstation Move Heroes DEMO” underneath the featured games. It makes it appear as though you’re giving this game away for free to us.


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+ smokedphish on February 16th, 2011 at 3:04 pm said:

Does that say PlayStation Move Heroes for FREE ???? Is that not big big news?


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+ halowars7 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:05 pm said:

Awesome! Love All those oldies…


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+ smokedphish on February 16th, 2011 at 3:06 pm said:

oh okay its the demo, if I could delete my comment I would. Darn. Nothing else in that update worth playing for me at least.


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+ Butters360 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:06 pm said:

Awesome, looking forward to Sonic and PlayStation Move Heroes.


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+ Gogo_ZvC on February 16th, 2011 at 3:09 pm said:

You lazy schmucks should read the paragraphs as well as the bullet points.

But they should add Demo to the end of that.

Also I would like some clarification on the Sega Collection and if those games will be their own thing or our monthly game for the next 5-6 months?

Viewtiful Joe FTW!


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+ UltraRazpacho on February 16th, 2011 at 3:12 pm said:

How much is ModNation Races going to cost? Hopefully it’ll be in the 20 to 30 dollar range.


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+ B-Real206 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:14 pm said:

I want the original final fantasy on psn please!


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+ usedtoiletpaper on February 16th, 2011 at 3:16 pm said:

You can get sonic ultimate genesis collection for under 20 bucks on amazon.


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+ KwietStorm on February 16th, 2011 at 3:20 pm said:

Pretty weak update for me. I already have Modnation and I have the whole Genesis Collection disc.


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+ spocar on February 16th, 2011 at 3:22 pm said:

You can put an old game in the playstation store? like sonic unleashed? it would be great if this game is in the ps store


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+ Ace2540 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:23 pm said:

wait, it says “get them while you can, coming down on march 1″, does that mean you’re taking them off of the PS Store completely?! Is Spyro:Ripto’s Rage gonna be free for PS+ Members?


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+ StargamerX on February 16th, 2011 at 3:23 pm said:

Are the SEGA games going to be our free PSN games for the next couple of months, or are they just a special offer?


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+ Stoffinator on February 16th, 2011 at 3:24 pm said:

Sony for the love of god stop giving us Spyro the Dragon. Every single thing you give away (with Qore, Plus) its always the same Spyro game. We get it, its easy for you to give away, but please do something else for a change.


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+ NITROWOLF_2 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:25 pm said:

“PlayStation Move Heroes (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)”

wait, tell me this isn’t a typo?


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+ EJStrat on February 16th, 2011 at 3:27 pm said:

Are the Sega Genesis Collection games coming out individually? This article says that all the games (Gauntlet II, Altered Beast, etc..) are going to be free for PS+ subscribers, and then it says Sonic is our free game for March.

I’m gonna be bummed if the free downloadable games are all genesis ports for the next 4 months. That’d be super lame.


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+ Phoenix8387 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:28 pm said:

You guys really need to get better about being clear whats being offered. Again, quite a few people will only read the bullet points and not the rest of the article.

For those who can’t read, in which case you probably won’t read this, PlayStation Move Heroes is a early access DEMO.


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+ bbonds_007 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:28 pm said:

@14

Shut the heck up, Spyro is my favorite PS1 classic and your a fool to not enjoy them. Thanks Sony!!!!!!!


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+ DOOMkillz on February 16th, 2011 at 3:29 pm said:

nice, now i can play modnation with 1 of my friends


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+ NekoNiv on February 16th, 2011 at 3:30 pm said:

@2&15
your both fail to read the pretty words above….
“PlayStation Plus subscribers will also get early access to the demo for PlayStation Move Heroes”
key word being “demo”, it’s a typo on behalf of the writer of the blog post, Grace Chen. Should be under Demos.

Pls fix Grace


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+ ChronoGear on February 16th, 2011 at 3:31 pm said:

Pix’n Love Rush? Score! Great iPhone game.


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+ Brameriz on February 16th, 2011 at 3:33 pm said:

Love this #TeamBON


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+ gearhead32 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:33 pm said:

@1 if someone is stupid enough too believe that psn is gonna give away a 40.00 game for free then they need get their brains checked


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+ ModernYorkster on February 16th, 2011 at 3:33 pm said:

Hey Grace,

I know you and your team at SCEA enjoy getting ideas and such. So I was thinking it would be nice to have a Retail Game Store Front for the games such as (Mod Nation, MAG, God of War, and Tomb Raider. This would make finding those games just a bit easier. Also in the PlayStation Network Exclusives Store Front, it would be nice to have the option to only show PSP Games or PS3 Games.

Thanks
Have a good night


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+ gearhead32 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:34 pm said:

its easy way too find out that playstation move heroes comes out march 22


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+ allenyjessy07 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:40 pm said:

what about mlb the show 2011…..demo


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+ Phoenix8387 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:41 pm said:

@12 “Coming down” means for PS+. They will still be available in the store, just not for free/discounted for PS+ users.

@14 Speak for yourself. I personally purchased the first Spyro game and am VERY happy to get the following two games for free via PS+. YOU may not like it, but there are plenty more who do.


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+ Dosx001 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:44 pm said:

Hero on the Move awesome need more games 4 the move. love u PSplus


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+ Ace2540 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:44 pm said:

@27 oh thanks for clearing that up, i was freaking out a bit :P


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+ KazeEternal on February 16th, 2011 at 3:48 pm said:

@24

That technically already exists, just go to the games section. Should be a Disc Icon that says “PS3 Games”.


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+ KazeEternal on February 16th, 2011 at 3:49 pm said:

Just occurred to me, why aren’t we getting the genesis collection for PSP also? Or is the UMD already on the PSN?


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+ timmy19888 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:50 pm said:

this is why i dont get ps plus.


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+ TomHoang on February 16th, 2011 at 3:50 pm said:

Although it’s nice to get these old Genesis games for free, I hope they aren’t the only free PSN games for the following months.


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+ Chaoticblaze27 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:51 pm said:

I Love Ps+ Advantages


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+ raikage4375 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:52 pm said:

hey guys keep these Spyro games coming :D i love them all!


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+ raikage4375 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

and also do you guys think that PS+ subscribers could start getting some psp digital comics for free?

we would really appreciate it


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+ Permafry_42 on February 16th, 2011 at 3:56 pm said:

already have both the disc version and the ps3/psp version of spyro 3, so looks like i’ll be playing sonic and move heroes.

Also there’s not going to be any special deals to PlayStation Plus subscribers for Pixel Junk Shooter 2? damn! i might not have enough for it then if they don’t release a discount on the game for people who bought the first game.


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+ tylerh1701 on February 16th, 2011 at 4:02 pm said:

Wow I was right on the verge of suscribing to PS+ for a year. Sign up now, pick up Digger HD before its taken down, pick up Stacking, and the next free game is……..SONIC 1??? Seriously??? I own that game at least 2 or 3 times already. Oh well, saved me $50.


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+ Fiesty_Cat on February 16th, 2011 at 4:04 pm said:

I was wanting some of the digital comics too. I also could be one of the crazy ones, but when I read through the letter and through the list I saw that it was talking about the demo in both places it mentions Playstation Move Heros….


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+ PSWii2008 on February 16th, 2011 at 4:07 pm said:

Viewtiful Joe avatars? Could we see Viewtiful Joe on PSN? Or better yet, a new installment??!!


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+ MRGamer01 on February 16th, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

Sonic the hedgehog and other classic releases? Oh glad I got my copy of Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection then. But hey, if they release Sonic 3&K I’ll be happy to buy it.


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+ Stoffinator on February 16th, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

@18. It’s one of mine too. But we’ve gotten it like 10 times in the past year. Maybe trying a conversation than flaming someone?


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+ ZFM12 on February 16th, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

Looking forward to Sonic and Spyro. I love Spyro!!!


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+ WISHUWUD on February 16th, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

Whats up with all these PS1 games.. Where the PS2 games at..I want GTA: San Andreas its the number 1 selling ps2 of all time. I dont need it HD or nothing just the game.


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+ WISHUWUD on February 16th, 2011 at 4:15 pm said:

GTA: San Andreas


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+ WISHUWUD on February 16th, 2011 at 4:15 pm said:

GTA: San Andreas ?????????????????????


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+ NeoHumpty on February 16th, 2011 at 4:17 pm said:

Gotta say, + is shaping up nicely these last few weeks. I’d like to see some FF ps1 discounts, though.


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+ Trixzter7 on February 16th, 2011 at 4:19 pm said:

Got the PlayStation Move Heroes demo from GameStop already ;)
Oh and Kingdom Hearts avatars kthxbai


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+ SoYoung on February 16th, 2011 at 4:25 pm said:

Sony : For the game trials, please, do something for the trophy list of game trials and regular games, like create a folders just for game trials trophies because even if nobody saw them, I’m stuck with them in my game list and I dont like it at all and because of his, I didnt try trials games anymore.


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+ JKar275 on February 16th, 2011 at 4:26 pm said:

@36: I’d also like to see free or discounted comics for the PSP.

@Grace: I would really like to see DCUO subscription fee discounts for PS Plus subscribers.


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