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PlayStation Plus Update: Anomaly Warzone Earth Free for Members

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Dec 17, 2012 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

There’s a lot to love with PlayStation Plus in December. Perhaps you’ve already thought of what a great gift a PS Plus membership makes for your fellow PS3 gamer. Or maybe you’ve been diving into the games in the Instant Game Collection with new additions like BioShock 2, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, and Rochard. Either way, you’ve got more great content on the way with this week’s addition: Anomaly Warzone Earth! You’ll also find some amazing holiday deals on games that you might have missed. Read on to find out more.

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December 18th PlayStation Plus Update

Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Anomaly Warzone Earth (PS3)

Free for Plus members

Anomaly Warzone Earth is an extraordinary mixture of action and strategy in a reversed tower defense formula. Call it tower offense, if that’s a bit easier. The game tasks you with saving a near-future Earth from an alien onslaught. The invaders have captured world’s major cities, building huge turrets that destroy everything in their path. It’s up to you to lead an armor squad through the streets of cities like Baghdad and Tokyo, planning the route and strategically choosing which units to deploy in order to crush the opposition. Download it today and experience this fantastic twist on strategy gaming.

Holiday Essentials Sale

Various discounts for Plus members


You may have seen the announcement already, but this week marks the first week of the PSN Holiday Sale! You can check out the full announcement here, but here’s the breakdown of all the games that you’ll be able to get an amazing sale price on for this week:

Game Normal Price PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
Catherine $39.99 $27.99 $19.60
Counter Strike Global Offensive $14.99 $10.49 $7.35
Dyad $14.99 $10.49 $7.35
Escape Plan $14.99 $10.49 $7.35
I am Alive $14.99 $10.49 $7.35
LittleBigPlanet 2 $19.99 $13.99 $0.00
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita $35.99 $24.99 $17.49
M:tG Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 $9.99 $6.99 $4.90
NHL 13 $59.99 $41.99 $29.40
Rayman Origins $19.99 $13.99 $9.80
Rayman Origins PS Vita $29.99 $20.99 $14.70
Resident Evil 4 $19.99 $13.99 $9.80
Retro/Grade $9.99 $6.99 $4.90
Street Fighter: Third Strike Online Edition $14.99 $10.49 $7.35

SEGA Holiday Sale

Various discounts for Plus members


Our friends at SEGA are also bringing more great games to all of PSN at some truly great prices to celebrate the holidays as well. Just like the PSN Holiday Sale, all PSN gamers get to enjoy some price breaks here, but Plus members get the best deals on the following content:

Game Normal Price PSN Sale Price Plus Sale Price
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown (Game Only) $14.99 $9.99 $6.99
SEGA HERITAGE COLLECTION (BUNDLE) $36.95 $19.99 $14.99
Sonic 4: Ep1 & 2 Full game Bundle $24.98 $14.99 $11.99
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 $14.99 $9.99 $7.49
Hell Yeah Full game $14.99 $9.99 $5.99
Hell Yeah DLC Pimp My Rabbit Pack $2.99 $1.99 $1.00
Hell Yeah DLC The Virtual Rabbit Mission $4.99 $2.99 $1.50
After Burner Climax $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Crazy Taxi $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Daytona USA $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Crush, PSP $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Sonic Rivals, PSP $9.99 $6.99 $4.89
Sonic Rivals 2, PSP $9.99 $6.99 $4.89

That’s it for this week’s update, and remember that the above updates will be in effect once the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow. See you next week for more on PlayStation Plus!

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While we definitely want you to let us know your thoughts in the comments below, make sure you’re digging in to the PlayStation Community Forums in the Plus space where you’ll find great new information and perspectives from your fellow gamer. Enjoy the update, and see you in the comments.

PlayStation Plus Update 12-17-2012

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+ Malkzin on December 17th, 2012 at 10:14 am said:

No Vita Game again ? Very disappointed…


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:14 am said:

    They’re on their way! You’ll have some great updates on the PS Vita Plus before the month is out.


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+ Ryumoau on December 17th, 2012 at 10:14 am said:

Anamoly? meh. Was hoping for a Vita game. At least you guys have a holiday sale to make up for this.


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+ tiny_tim31 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

All I want for Christmas are some more Vita sales. Off to a great start!


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+ FernandoAD on December 17th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

I have Anomaly for my Android phone, form me, it’s a Mini. And how about a Vita game? Are you waiting for the end of the world?


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+ TheGrimHeaper on December 17th, 2012 at 10:16 am said:

Holiday sale is cool, at the very least.


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+ DrApollo on December 17th, 2012 at 10:17 am said:

Very good game!


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+ nolo451 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:18 am said:

cue complainer comments, in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1….and…..


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+ Gadirok on December 17th, 2012 at 10:19 am said:

Wow, this is great. So this far alone we got Bioshock 2, Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Rochard and Anomaly Earth?

Amazing.

Also, when will you guys (SCEA) rotate LBP2, Infamous 2, and All 4-1 out of the IGC?


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:17 am said:

    Yep; you’re right about the games from December so far; glad you’re enjoying them. As for the LBP2, infamous, etc; those are more of the evergreen titles. We decided to keep those in Plus for a good long while so we can use those games in some of the more longer term channels that talk about Plus. For example, PS3 bundles. We can use those 3 great 1st party games to put on the PS3 box that has a Plus bundle on it. And bundles take a while to plan and be on shelves, so it can’t be games that we would quickly rotate out. See what I mean?


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+ Yogidestro2 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:19 am said:

I really want to see Lumines on plus, for the Vita.


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+ AmericanNinja1 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:19 am said:

You’ve got to be kidding me?


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+ SirRadG on December 17th, 2012 at 10:21 am said:

Will the US be getting MK Vita?


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+ Gogo_ZvC on December 17th, 2012 at 10:21 am said:

One more week left in December for the Vita game to be announced if one’s coming.

I was only interested in Catherine which I already bought last sale, so I’ll just be catching up on the back log this week.

Thanks!


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+ BlueBl1zzard on December 17th, 2012 at 10:21 am said:

Don’t really care for Anamoly but I will definitely be taking advantage of that holiday sale. Thanks Morgan and team!


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+ Gadirok on December 17th, 2012 at 10:21 am said:

Sale price for Plus members on LBP2

$0.00

teehee.

But what if you are a plus member and want to buy the digital version anyways? I mean, you never know when ps+ could just disapear or something. Then we would be left with nothing. Better safe than sorry.


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:18 am said:

    Don’t worry, PS Plus won’t be going away =)


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+ Dangisuckatgamin on December 17th, 2012 at 10:22 am said:

Really bad week, but i’ll just move on with my life… makes me wonder if some here don’t?


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+ Violater on December 17th, 2012 at 10:22 am said:

Nothing for me this week
Like the many weeks before.
Thanks SCEA


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+ mota30302 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:22 am said:

Sorry for vita users , and the game looks like a combination risk factions and renegate ops


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+ Gadirok on December 17th, 2012 at 10:24 am said:

How about this, instead of games for the rest of the month let plus members beta test a new downloads page or something.

Can you guys remake the entire downloads list and let it be organizable in some way (PS3 games, PS2 Games, DLC, etc) because it is an absolute mess to navigate something in your purchased history.

I don’t download half the PS+ games so its hard to remember what I have when I finish my backlog, and going through the downloads list is a chore.


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+ mota30302 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:24 am said:

@14 LBP2 has offered in plus since june


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+ terminode on December 17th, 2012 at 10:25 am said:

Another game not even worth downloading.


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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:25 am said:

There are some great deals in the holiday sale for sure. But the US has seriously been getting the shaft as far as the Instant Game Collection goes. No interest at all in any of the free games over the past few weeks.


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+ zordon137 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:25 am said:

Meh, I was really hoping for some Vita content this week =\


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+ Xnightwish on December 17th, 2012 at 10:26 am said:

nice…NHL 13 for 30 bucks


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+ Gingerbread0Men on December 17th, 2012 at 10:27 am said:

I’m actually glad there are no Vita games this week, as now I don’t have to open it ahead of Christmas to prevent missing any Plus games! :D


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+ Electromagnus on December 17th, 2012 at 10:27 am said:

He He Who here is still downloading SSF:AE 89%……. So close…..
Hey Morgan, any chance we will be getting any free plus avatars tomorrow?


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:21 am said:

    I don’t think there are any free avatars on deck this week for Plus members.


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+ nabilafzali02 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:27 am said:

Nothing for vita….thats disappointing…..at least we know something is going to be announced next week


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+ rodrigosalame12 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:28 am said:

We want more Vita games, guys.


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:23 am said:

    While some updates to the PS Vita Plus free games is coming shortly; there are some great deals on some PS Vita content with the Holiday Sale like LBP Vita and Rayman Origins. Those games are not slated to be free in Plus for PS Vita in the near future, so it may not be a bad idea to jump on those deals!


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+ ForeverGreen2652 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:29 am said:

I’ve never been a fan of RTS games but seeing as it’s free I have no reason not to try it. This one does seem to be different then other RTS games so I might get into it. Either way it’s good to see variety in the games we get. Nice holiday sale by the way.


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+ Smert_ on December 17th, 2012 at 10:29 am said:

I’m grateful for PS+! I’ve had it for about 2 years now and it has been so awesome! I’ve accumulated so many games for free- soon I’m going to have to update my 500 gb HD. I’ve never played Warzone, so it’s exciting to try something new. To all the complainers: you may not always get the games you want, but that’s part of the mystery and fun of anxiously waiting for the blog post to update. Plus, you may try a new game you’ve heard played before and end up liking it more than you expected. Since the $50 I pay per year has saved me hundreds upon hundreds of dollars in gaming, I’m nowhere near entitled for anything, just grateful- it’s WAY more than paid for itself. PS+ is the best thing for the PS3 and Vita!


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+ kaythanksbye2 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:29 am said:

What the heck guys?! Where are the updates for Vita??


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+ YungShep on December 17th, 2012 at 10:29 am said:

copy and paste from the holiday post…this is abysmal…

thank the gods i have the god of war:ascension beta…


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+ PatricioUSA on December 17th, 2012 at 10:29 am said:

Really?… what a dissapointment


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+ YungShep on December 17th, 2012 at 10:30 am said:

@25 downloaded it last week bud, took 10 hours. lol. but its awesome.


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+ EFUS09 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:30 am said:

poor update, sony, theis is real??? because there is no motive for renew my membership, me and many people here not have a ps3 so this is a “good deal” for us? please make a better update for ps vita users the net week


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+ Cotrip on December 17th, 2012 at 10:30 am said:

wow… another garbage freebie. =/

Wish I had signed the euro plus.


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+ XenonSovereign on December 17th, 2012 at 10:30 am said:

The PS Vita released ten months ago. The PS3 released six years ago. Stop being disappointed because there isn’t a new free game for Vita each week.

This is a good update. I don’t care for Anamoly but I may check out Catherine with that discount.


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+ johnnyp70 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:31 am said:

I hope if we aren’t getting Arkham City for free like out EU brethren, we will at least be able to purchase it for a decent discount next week.


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+ FriedConsole on December 17th, 2012 at 10:31 am said:

Listen I am going to speak for all of us “complainers”.

All we want is everything for Plus that Europe and Japan has.

Also we want every game ever released on PSN ever.

Also make every game that was released on disc put on PSN and then given to Plus members.

We also need the following PS1 games available and given to Plus members:

ALL OF THEM

We also need the following PS2 games available for PSN members:

ALL OF THEM

Also why can’t we play Nintendo and Microsoft games on our PS3? We want the following games for PS3:

ALL OF THEM

Also we want the following PS3 games on Vita:

ALL OF THEM

Why is Plus $50 a year? Seems like you would sell a lot of more PS3 if you gave away Plus.

Also why is the PS3 still $300? You would sell a lot more if it was $3. You would make it up in volume sales!! Also you would sell a lot of Playstation T-shirts and we would go to Playstation concerts if you just gave away the games.

If you don’t do all of these things I am buying a 360 and Sony will crumble as a result. HEED MY WORDS!!!


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+ dodgedoors on December 17th, 2012 at 10:32 am said:

This Catherine sale is ridiculous. It was 20 bucks regular price for well over a month. Did they raise it just to drop the price again?


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+ zabcdef123456 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:32 am said:

Let the bloodbath begin.lmao…


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+ UnholyBahamut on December 17th, 2012 at 10:32 am said:

well Anomaly Warzone Earth is not that old (at least not for PS3 anyway), but I’m taking Escape Plan for PSV. If you’re not going to release another free game for PSV soon, could you at least make a lot more discounts for PSV games?


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+ wakingthedead17 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:33 am said:

To everyone complaining about there not being a free Vita game: You know that if they gave us a free Vita game every week it wouldn’t really take that long for us to have every game on the system? It’s been out for less than a year. Honestly we’re lucky we already have Plus for it at all, so be happy with what you’ve got. If they give free games on it too often it’s going to make even less money than it already is because there won’t be any games left for people to actually pay for.

Support the Vita by buying games, don’t just wait for everything to go free on Plus, or it’s going to fade into obscurity just like the PSP did. I know I’ll be buying Rayman Origins for Vita this week, and likely get Assassin’s Creed III: Liberations just after Christmas.


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+ aelurio1980 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:33 am said:

And nothing for vita… =/


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+ frpodo on December 17th, 2012 at 10:33 am said:

Nothing for me this week. Hope i will grab Dragon age origins ultimatle edition for $19.00 in this sale…


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+ Cidastor on December 17th, 2012 at 10:33 am said:

Most of those games have been on sale already but w/e. Also your making your staff work on X-mas Eve this year Sony? Shame on you! I don’t care what “religon” you are X-mas is about Santa and gift giving ect. Everyone should celebrate that much.


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+ Satnamji on December 17th, 2012 at 10:34 am said:

@38: lol


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+ sstfamily on December 17th, 2012 at 10:34 am said:

Another week of crap this has been the case for two months now, US plus keeps telling us it will get better and it keeps getting worse with each update. Look at the nothing for me in the vote should give you a clue, all I want for xmas is the money I wasted on this service back.


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+ Thodias_Br on December 17th, 2012 at 10:34 am said:

Never heard of this game, gonna give it a try. I hope we got more free game(s) next week as well! In the past few months we got new games on the first 3 weeks and none on the last week of the month. It would really be great if we could have at least one free game per week!

By the way, i’m enjoying Rochard, it’s a good game!


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    + Morgan Haro on December 17th, 2012 at 11:25 am said:

    There will definitely be more great updates with new Plus games in the last weeks of December.


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+ aelurio1980 on December 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am said:

Psp in obscurity… u live in cave?


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+ Welmosca on December 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am said:

Never played Anomaly or even watched a video about it…will be picking up and see if its good…anyway I was expecting more in this update for real.


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