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Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by on Oct 08, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Once again, we’re here to brighten your Monday with the weekly update on incoming Plus content this week. So far in October, NFL Blitz joined the Instant Game Collection and Plus members received some discounts on Alex Kidd and Spelunker. This week, please join us in thanking our friends at Atlus for delivering the legendary King of Fighters XIII, free for Plus members! These updates will take effect with the October 9th (that’s tomorrow!) PlayStation Store update.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

October 9th PlayStation Plus Update

King of Fighters XIII

Free for PlayStation Plus Members
Select Add-Ons (An additional 30% off the PSN Sale Price)

King of Fighters XIII captured the attention of the fighting game community at this year’s amazingly salty EVO 2012 fighting game tournament. That said, we’re happy to get this deep fighter in to the hands of Plus members everywhere! With tons of play modes, a refined, faster paced engine, over 30 beautifully rendered and animated characters, all with great online play; this is one fighter you won’t want to miss. You’ll also find select Add-ons, including extra characters Mr. Karate, on sale for 30% off the PSN sale price, which is 50% off the regular store price. If you want to see how crazy the game can get, check out the final match in this year’s tournament. Epic stuff.

The Revenge of Shinobi

80% Discount for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $1.00)

SEGA’s got more gaming to deliver this week with The Revenge of Shinobi available to Plus members for just $1. The Genesis original holds up with the gameplay and music you remember (as well as the crazy difficulty). With save anywhere capabilities, Trophy support, and graphical touch ups for an HD close-up, it’s an accessible classic that everyone should play.

Derrick the Deathfin (New PSN Release)

30% Discount (Regular Price: $7.99, PS Plus Price: $5.59)

You may have seen the PlayStation.Blog post revealing this PSN exclusive, and Plus members will be able to jump on a release week discount for this unique underwater papercraft action game (yes, that’s accurate). Packing an amazing artistic design, 32 handcrafted levels, and diverse gameplay, it’s a steal at just over $5.

Finally, we’ve got another poll for you. This time, we’re curious to know what you would be most interested to see in PS Plus on PS Vita. The service is scheduled to arrive this November, and we’ll have more concrete information as we lead up to launch. And remember, it’s all one Plus subscription whether you get Plus now, or later. Don’t forget to also rank this post in the upper right corner too; we use all that data.

What type of benefits would you place as most important for PS Plus for PS Vita?

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That’s it for this week. Make sure you check out tomorrow’s PlayStation Store update post to see all the details for this week’s Plus update, and come back next week when we’ll have more great Plus news to share (including another free game for October 16th). See you in the comments, where I’m sure you’ll let us know what you think!

PlayStation Plus Update 10-9-2012

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+ Squiggle55 on October 9th, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

@324 This is definitely not the first fighting game from plus. We very recently got Virtua Fighter. We also got a Street Fighter. And a much lesser known cheap production value anime-style fighter that I can’t remember the name of. And that’s just off the top of my head. I think it’s safe to assume that fans of fighting games have been well taken care of and hopefully we don’t revisit the genre for a while now, because it *is* relatively niche now. Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy the occasional fighting game with a friend, and variety is good for plus, but it’s far from my favorite genre and it is very specific in its audience, so like I said I hope we don’t see it again for a good while now.

And I appreciate the attempt at a list by Ross_On_PS to compile the NA and EU plus offerings, but I’d like to see the complete accurate lists, b/c that list seems to be all over the place and includes some of the games from the original IGC (most of the PSN ones) but not all of them (only 1 of the 7 full retail games we were given at first) and completely misses other games like Borderlands.


+ SLICK_T on October 9th, 2012 at 11:22 am said:

Then their is boarderlands. I bought it on a plus sale and only for it to go free months later and like you guys said about EU plus. I bought every full good title that is offered for free over there. I mean what good would it do me as a plus member here if all those EU plus games came here? I already own every one of them cause I always bought plus sales. I don’t now I’ve learned my lesson after Infamous 2.


+ YungShep on October 9th, 2012 at 11:29 am said:




+ T0NY-_-GV on October 9th, 2012 at 11:30 am said:

I would really like to be able to play Dishonored at 00:01 since I already paid for it. You really should considere adding this fonction. Beside that keep up great work!


+ SLICK_T on October 9th, 2012 at 11:33 am said:

@ + Sevyne # 338…… I totally agree with ya there man. I do the same thing. I say to myself GOOD GOD and roll my eyes and shake my head 90% of the plus free games offered but not to lose out on paying for those sucky games I still hit download and then cancel the download so at least its still in my download list in cade I have a friend that is over visiting us and they want to play it I’ll download it for them to play it on my ps3. Like the blitz football free game. I HATE FOOTBALL but I still downloaded it to have it in my download list at least lol. So you and I do the same common thing there LOL.


+ Tsupi_Az on October 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am said:

@329 and @330
The Walking dead episode 4 release dates are on the walking dead blog at telltale games, I dont really recall seeing any release date info on Playstation blog. I could be wrong i haven’t done a search for the info.
I also think IGN has the info up


+ maxseth on October 9th, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

Please, more PS3 FULL games like Dead Space 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Darksiders, Dead Space 2 and Deus Ex.
No more PSN 2D games (Outland, Sidewalk, Choplifter). No more fighting games (SF II, KoF XIII, Virtua Fighter).


+ Squiggle55 on October 9th, 2012 at 11:58 am said:

I’m sure I missed some so feel free to copy and add the ones I miss. I think it’s safe to say we’re about 4 or so retail games behind if you’re keeping score.

Retail games NA+ has gotten since E3:
Infamous 2
Littlebigplanet 2
Ratchet & Clank All 4 One
Warhammer 40K Space Marine
Just Cause 2
Saints Row 2
Starhawk (minus the multiplayer)
King of Fighters XIII

Retail games EU+ has gotten:
Warhammer 40K Space Marine
Infamous 2
Littlebigplanet 2
Motorstorm Apocolypse
Red Dead Redemption
Dead Space 2
Deus Ex
Starhawk (minus the multiplayer)
Just Cause 2
Resident Evil 5


+ Kchow23 on October 9th, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

Please finish adding PS Vita support for PSP games on the PSN Store. Still waiting on some of the PSP games that I purchased but can’t play on my PS Vita and yes some of them are from Sony, so don’t give me the excuses of asking the publisher.


+ Tsupi_Az on October 9th, 2012 at 12:07 pm said:

Walking dead episode 4 is now ready for download in the PSN store


+ Squiggle55 on October 9th, 2012 at 12:07 pm said:

Of course simply counting the amount of retail games and keeping score that way doesn’t count for everything in my opinion. I’m very happy with a lot of the PSN games we’ve gotten. I played a heck of a lot of Blitz last night. So if we’ve gotten more PSN games than EU then that’s something to consider too. But obviously the easiest solution is just sign up for the region that is consistently giving the kinds of games you like.


+ helbertpina on October 9th, 2012 at 12:07 pm said:

Is there any reason why the store doesn’t update late at night Monday to Tuesday? The waiting in the afternoon drives me mad, every week… It would be so much better if we could go to sleep on Monday and wake up to an updated store on Tuesday… It’d be Christmas morning every week!!! :D

PS – Morgan is probably not going to see this anyway, comment #360… :(

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    + Morgan Haro on October 9th, 2012 at 12:12 pm said:

    I always try to check out all the comments; so very rarely does something go unread. But I’m not able to respond to everyone on everything of course. In this case; yeah Store Updates have to hit during the day at this time.


+ helbertpina on October 9th, 2012 at 12:15 pm said:

Thanks for the reply! :)

But I still think store updates should happen overnight… :(


+ BigDaddyEarl71 on October 9th, 2012 at 1:03 pm said:

Since the IGC was announced at E3, we’ve only gotten those two sports PSOne games during the Olympics and no themes at all (not counting the game related themes). Any chance we’ll see any PSOne classics and themes in the future like we did before the IGC? Or is that something that we just won’t be getting with the new format of PS+? I really enjoyed going back and playing some of those classics.


+ Isidrera on October 9th, 2012 at 1:18 pm said:

The cool thing about morgan is that he only has the time to respond to the positive comments comments, maybe he only reads them and not the criticisms, that would explain why he thinks NA ps plus has good community feedback.


+ UnrealSackboy on October 9th, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

I’d say Birth By Sleep on the Vita as a Launch PSVita+ title! And make it a PSVita+ exclusive >D or just a discount and release it on the store!! Please Sony…make Disney let you put it on the store…>x<


+ UnrealSackboy on October 9th, 2012 at 1:31 pm said:

Or Just discounts on Vita titles & PSP/PsOne games…I do agree $40 for New Little Kings Story is a little much, i thought it would be $20 O.o 60 Minute Retail tryouts! That is really awesome on the PS3…Crisis Core on Vita!


+ Shadow_Enz on October 9th, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

Picked up Alex Kidd, grabbing Shinobi in 20 seconds. Here’s hoping Super Hang-On is next week’s $1 game!


+ BANDICOOTKING on October 9th, 2012 at 1:44 pm said:

ugh. Another fighting game? Really? I appreciate that it is free and a lot of people like these kinds of games, but couldn’t we get a good FPS or an RPG?


+ Josef217 on October 9th, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:



+ DragonPWNG on October 9th, 2012 at 2:25 pm said:

Sigh, once again I am dissapointed. Some useless fighting game again. While eu gets stranger’s wrath, red dead, bullet storm and resident evil 5. Like really? We don’t even get HALF of that. So this is how the ps plus will treat me.I really don’t want to result to jailbreaking to enjoy some good games.


+ rbshalo2 on October 9th, 2012 at 2:36 pm said:

I’m new to psn but recently bought a year subscription for psn plus. I love what you guys are doing and the wide variety of games. I even liked Blitz because you really don’t have to like football games to have fun with it., so nice choice there. Keep the goodness coming. :)


+ pers1m0ny on October 9th, 2012 at 2:36 pm said:

@Rainwater (244)

Of course it makes sense in a poll about PS+ Vita content to ask people if they even care about Vita content at all.

There may be some of us who’d rather not get any Vita content since they just not into handheld gaming devices.

To me adding Vita content to PS+ inevitably means we are going to get less other content, which means I’m much less likely to get my money’s worth out of PS+.

Maybe I’m in the minority, could very well be, but the poll doesn’t ask, so it won’t provide any measurement of how many people are like me.

They may tell us ‘no no no, this doesn’t mean you will get less PS3 content’, But get real, that’s simply not true. That’s simply not how things work. You pay a fee and expect a certain value for it. The more of the stuff that is supposed to make up that value is worth 0$ to you, the less of a ‘good deal’ you are really getting.

Since whether PS+ is now worht what you are getting is a bit touch and go already, I don’t really want further devaluation of the plan for my type of user. So I would appreciate at least being included in the poll.

But I understand you really want Vita content, so you’d rather not hear from people who do not share your point of view.


+ pers1m0ny on October 9th, 2012 at 2:42 pm said:

I voted for ‘Discounts’. I would have voted instead “I do not want Vita content”. But that is not an option. Since I don’t care about Vita content, voting for what people probably are least interested in was my only option. To try and approximate what I really wanted to say with my vote.


+ GalP15 on October 9th, 2012 at 3:42 pm said:

OMG i was never so much disapointment from a purchase like i am right now!! me and my freind will never buy again US ps Plus again its so lame!!!! omg what is this game its for a fuc… three mounts like that come onnnnnnnnnnn!


+ KCobra23 on October 9th, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

I have a Playstation Plus memebrship on Israel (EU) PS shop and I got no game update this month and I don’t have this game either.

Why is that (no game update at all)?


+ Scoobdude on October 9th, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

I have a suggestion for plus. how about offering either 1 full size game OR 2 smaller ones amongst a selection of a few. Kinda like how you gave us a choice of games after PSN came back online. I think this would appeal to gamers across PLUS not just vita. seeing as how we get fewer updates now it would be great.

And if i can make one other suggestion, how about letting us share games we purchase with our sub accounts. Both my kids have vitas but I do not feel like paying for a game 3x.

Lastly, I voted for cross platform games. Sometimes my schedule allows me to take my vita to work. And i can’t help but think how great it would be to continue on my quest while I am stuck at work/ traveling/ kids took over the ps3 etc.


+ PrimeroIncognito on October 9th, 2012 at 4:56 pm said:


Actually, genius, I’m not defending Sony at all. I’m just trying to get through the thick skulls of you whiners who complain about every little thing. You just don’t seem to understand how things in business work, you also don’t understand that whining like a spoiled brat doesn’t fix anything. You also don’t seem to understand that this is supposed to be a place to have fun, because you’ll go ahead and selfishly fill up the comment pages with post after post of inane, pointless rambling… constructed in a sloppy manner and loaded with all kinds of grammatical errors on top of that, which makes it even more annoying to read.

Point out where I defended Sony. Other than the time where I rightfully put you guys in your place when you were disgracefully calling for Grace Chen to be fired, I’ve never defended Sony. Just because I tell you twirps to shutup and be grateful for what you have does NOT mean I’m kissing Sony’s ass. What a fool you’ve been.


+ shady965X on October 9th, 2012 at 5:06 pm said:



+ Microboy90 on October 9th, 2012 at 5:19 pm said:



+ Moofboy on October 9th, 2012 at 5:34 pm said:

@Morgan: You asked about genres in your reply to 62. RPG?


+ ChameleonX on October 9th, 2012 at 7:16 pm said:

Great choice with KOF XIII! And Shinobi is a no-brainer at $1!


+ USCCM on October 9th, 2012 at 7:56 pm said:

@Slick_T. I agree whole-heartedly with your #339 comment. We wouldn’t have voiced our opinions if we didn’t care about Sony as a company and PlasyStation Plus as a community. PSN is called PlayStation Nation for a reason. We are the citizens. We make up the nation. It’s not a dictatorship like XBox Live that says: “give me your money or you don’t get into our network!”

I know this is hard to take, Morgan, but always remember that we are not attacking you or Sony. It’s nothing personal. We’re trying to let the company know what direction we would like to see US+ is going. Note that all of us ‘trolling’ here never once said in definite term that you should give us this game or that game, rather we just want games that are on the same level as the EU+ or suggest games that we feel are on that same vein. That’s why in my earlier post I said I am not going to complain about KoFXIII because it is a blu-ray full PS3 title, and that is was a pleasant surprise.


+ USCCM on October 9th, 2012 at 7:57 pm said:

And yea, @Slick_T, it’s the same with me as well. I own every single PlayStation console, portable or otherwise that has ever been produced as well as most of the accessories that comes with each console. I dropped more money on PSN in a year than I did in 3 with Steam (but then again Steam games are cheaper during their sales *hint hint*).

@YungShep (#341). Agreed. I own both RE5: Gold Edition and Bulletstorm as well (unlike some who thinks that we only know how to ask for free stuff and never actually buy any games). It’s not that we are greedy or demanding. It just feels like when compared to EU+, we are getting the short end of the stick.

I probably shouldn’t be saying this but… never mind. If next week’s Plus update sucks again, I’ll tell you guys something to make everyone feel better. See Morgan, I’m helping!


+ MatheusRuggeri on October 10th, 2012 at 7:43 am said:

Red Dead and 50% off in all DLCs. Please :D


+ D_R_O_Z on October 10th, 2012 at 8:37 am said:

GREAT!!!!! another crap update for US playstation plus subscribers…..hey sony, if I pay you in euros can I get the same content that european ps + subscribers get???? Cuz that would be AWESOME


+ DanSD on October 10th, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

Morgan, bro, you’re misunderstanding the complaints regarding EU PS Plus. I’ve seen you state a few times that you’re aware that EU gets more games than the US, but I haven’t seen a single person say that they’re upset about EU getting more games than US.

We’re not disappointed by the number difference; we’re disappointed by the title quality difference. This isn’t personal opinion, either. These are well-received, praised games that the masses would enjoy, which EU got, and US did not:

Read Dead Redemption: the 21st highest-selling game for PS3 ever
Dead Space 2 sold almost 2 mil copies in its first week
Deus Ex: HR sold almost 2.2 mil copies within 30 days;
Bulletstorm sold over 1 mil copies within 30 days.

Now let’s look at top sellers that we did get:

Borderlands: Over 2 mil sales within 60 days. Was also released to EU.
Just Cause 2: 1.5 mil sales within 30 days. Was also released to EU.

I couldn’t even find a 3rd title that we received that had sold over a million copies shortly after launch, and I didn’t go through the full list of EU games, so there are likely more top-quality best-sellers that they’ve received, that we have not.

We do not want more titles. We want better quality titles.


+ TwinDad on October 10th, 2012 at 11:12 am said:

There is a much wider selection of PSP games to choose from. It would make sense to put PSP games in PS+ for Vita. A new to the Sony portable world Vita owner would enjoy games they might have missed out on.

Vita only games would be nice. There isn’t a large selection of games to choose from, and what they do choose many will have already purchased so all we will hear from is the boo-birds.

I’m also fearful that Sony will listen to the shiny graphics folks that says they bought a Vita to play high tech new generation pretty graphics on and will ignore the incredible games the PSP has/had to offer.


+ B-Badd on October 10th, 2012 at 11:13 am said:

Cool update ps+ is really paying for itself. KoF in addition to the other titles is great. I can’t wait to see what’s going to be offered for the Vita. Little big Planet (yeah I know its new) or Wipeout 2048 (Classic greatness) would be awesome, especially since they show off the ps3/psvita cross play features (ps3 already has Little big Planet 2 just add Wipeout).

Loving the service and the extra game collection!


+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

what happen to games we know ?


+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

We do not want more titles. We want better quality titles.


+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 12:29 pm said:

are you guys serious playstation plus EU GETS BETTER GAMES , IM DONE IM SWITCHING TO EU !!


+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 12:31 pm said:



+ Vailintine on October 10th, 2012 at 12:37 pm said:

Thanks Atlus. Although I already have bought the game on release, it would be nice to seen new players online.

As for PS Vita Plus, I would like some DLC for Vita exclusives. As for games, how about Mortal Kombat and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Since they are already on PS3 and cheaper on it than the Vita, I would like to see at least a discount.

If that seems too much, I agree with #50. Include PSP Collection page or PS1 Collection. I just hope they take good consideration in these possibilities because most of my friends are waiting on buying a Vita till they see something more worth it.

Keep us posted and thanks Morgan Haro.


+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 12:42 pm said:



+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 12:43 pm said:



+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 12:44 pm said:



+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 12:47 pm said:



+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 12:52 pm said:



+ cusetown313 on October 10th, 2012 at 1:02 pm said:

Retail games NA+ has gotten since E3:
Infamous 2
Littlebigplanet 2
Ratchet & Clank All 4 One
Warhammer 40K Space Marine
Just Cause 2
Saints Row 2
Starhawk (minus the multiplayer)
King of Fighters XIII
Retail games EU+ has gotten:
Warhammer 40K Space Marine
Infamous 2
Littlebigplanet 2
Motorstorm Apocolypse
Red Dead Redemption
Dead Space 2
Deus Ex
Starhawk (minus the multiplayer)
Just Cause 2
Resident Evil 5

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